The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Arraj, Lois
Lois Eleanor Arraj - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - Lois Eleanor Arraj passed away May 31, 2002, in Pueblo. She was born Dec. 24, 1905, in Alva, Okla., the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Davis. Mrs. Arraj graduated from Trinidad High School in 1924 and worked in Trinidad until moving to Pueblo with her husband in 1937. She and her husband owned and operated the D&S Paint Center in Pueblo. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Pueblo and active in Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert J. Arraj; two brothers, Arthur Davis and William E. Davis; two sisters, Enid Loftus and Sibyl Davis. She is survived by one sister, Ethel M. Kimbley of Aurora, Colo.; brother-in-law, John Loftus, Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Arriaga, Doreen A.
Doreen A. Curnutt Arriaga - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Doreen A. Curnutt Arriaga, 46, passed away Aug. 23, 2005. Survived by her husband, John F. "Catfish" Arriaga; three children, three grandchildren, her parents and siblings. Doreen will be missed sadly by her family and friends. Private family service has taken place.

Arriaga, Lillie H.
Lillie H. Arriaga - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2001 - Lillie H. Arriaga, 85, passed away Oct. 22, 2001. She is predeceased by husbands, Vidal Adame in 1940 and Esequiel D. Arriaga in 1967; sister, Mary (Chona) Gonzales; and children, Rachael Hieman, Kelly Arriaga and Nellie Sanchez. She is survived by her children, Alex (Joleen) Adame, Josie (Ben) Mendoza, Larry (Windy) Arriaga, Mary Esther (Richard) Vigil and Zeke (Elizabeth) Arriaga; numerous nieces and nephews; 33 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Lillie was a volunteer for Senior Citizens SET Program, a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Mount Carmel Society, The Blessed Sacraments, Legion of Mary and served as Eucharistic Minister and President of the Guadalupanas Organization. She was also on the first Fiesta Day Committee and The Damas Unidas (Women's Benefit and Betterment Club). Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday. Both services at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1816 Pine St. Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2001 - Also survived by Mary (Chona) Gonzales. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, both services at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1816 Pine St.

Arriaga, Paula Maxine
Paula Maxine Arriaga - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2006 - Paula Maxine Arriaga departed this life June 7, 2006. Born on Sept. 23, 1982, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nana Rose Marie "Dimples" Arriaga and Max and Millie DeHerrera. Survived by her parents, Paul and Shirley Arriaga; brothers, Carlos (Alicia) and Ramon (Kristen) Arriaga, and the "loves-of-her-life," her nieces, Isabella and Kai. Also survived by her grandfather, Paul Arriaga; aunts and uncles, Debbie (Bob) Gonzales of Lakewood, Michelle DeHerrera, Chris Chapman, Corrine "DeDe" Arriaga (Tino Herrera), and Rick (Kathy) Arriaga; and numerous cousins, Nicole, Joe, Marco, Mario, Michelle, Renee, Courtney, Doug, Eric and Alex. She will be sadly missed by many wonderful friends and her Broadway Pharmacy, Jorge's, and Elmwood Golf Course co-workers. Paula was nearing completion of her teaching degree at CSU-Pueblo. She was a beautiful, vibrant, caring person with a strong faith in God. She always lived life to the fullest. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick Church. In lieu of flowers and food, a donation may be made to Central High School Foundation Scholarship Fund in memory of Paula. Family and friends will be received at 105 Montcalm.

Arriaga, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Rivas Arriaga - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2000 - Rosemarie Rivas Arriaga, 70, affectionately known to family and friends as "Dimples," departed this life peacefully at her home Oct. 21, 2000, with her husband and children at her bedside. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Arriaga was born Nov. 28, 1929. She touched many people with her beauty, wit and charm. She would always look for the good in everyone and every situation. She enjoyed her trips to Juarez with her family and also going shopping at the mall. She and husband Paul were married Nov. 22, 1947, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and next month would have celebrated 53 years of marriage. Preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Rose (Gonzales) Rivas; brother, Tony Rivas. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Paul Arriaga; children, Christine (Doug) Chapman, Colorado Springs, Paul (Shirley) Arriaga, Corrine "Dede" Perez, all of Pueblo, Richard (Kathy) Arriaga, Aurora; siblings, Anita (Bonny) Lujan, Rita (Hank) Martinez, Anthony (Diane) Rivas, all of Pueblo, Nancy (Gerald) Martinez, Aurora, Dr. Richard Rivas, Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren, Michelle Santistevan, Renee, Douglas and Courtney Chapman, Carlos, Ramon, Paula, Eric and Alex Arriaga, Mario and Marco Perez; in-laws, Fidel "Buggs" (Doris) Arriaga, Robert (Angie) Arriaga, Lola Sena, Esther Herrera and Helen (Eddy) Montoya, all of Pueblo. Survived also by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. At Mrs. Arriaga's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Edward G. Pettit celebrant. Family will receive friends at 802 E. Routt Ave., home of Paul Arriaga. The Arriaga Family requests in lieu of flowers and food, donations be given to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo. 81004. Thank you.

Arridy, Joe
Joe Arridy – Colorado Public Defender - (August 13, 1937) and Joe Arridy (a.k.a. Arrdy) (January 6, 1939). Joe Arridy, Pueblo. (H-W and Other-W). Asphyxiation. Aguilar and Arridy were convicted of the August 16, 1936, murder of Dorothy Drain. The men were accused of breaking into the Drain home, sexually assaulting Dorothy, and then killing her and seriously wounding her younger sister with a hatchet. In 1925, Arridy, who was born in Pueblo shortly after his parents immigrated from Syria, had been adjudicated as mentally incompetent and sent to “[t]he State Home and Training School for Mental Defectives” in Grand Junction. At the institution, his IQ was measured at forty-six. He was released after a nine-month stay, but three years later returned to the institution. In 1936, he walked away from the Home and was not seen until his arrest in Wyoming sixteen days later—ten days after the murder. There he offered the first of many confessions to the crime, with each confession changing a bit to conform with newly discovered facts. Arridy's arrest surprised officials in Pueblo, who had already arrested Aguilar, a Mexican national, for the murder and discovered the murder weapon in Aguilar's home. The Wyoming authorities then secured a confession from Arridy in which he said that he had acted alone in the murder. A jury trial first was conducted to determine if he was sane, where three psychiatrists testified that Arridy had the mind of a five or six-year-old child. Law enforcement officials, however, claimed that he was sane, and that position prevailed, even without the support of any mental health experts. Arridy was then convicted of murder in a separate jury proceeding, in which the defense attorney again focused on proving that Arridy was insane rather than challenging the “evidence.” The conviction was affirmed on appeal, and further attempts to show that Arridy was mentally incompetent for execution failed, each time by four-to-three votes in the Colorado Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Aguilar was executed in 1937. During the execution, one of the official witnesses, Adlai S. “Ad” Hamilton, a Pueblo resident and conductor for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, had a heart attack and died. During his eighteen months on death row, Arridy became close friends with the warden, Roy Best. The warden, who spoke out against the pending execution, bought him toys, picture books, and for Christmas in 1938, a wind-up toy train that quickly became Arridy's favorite toy. Arridy's appellate attorney was Colorado's future attorney general, (Mr.) Gail Ireland. Later, the case formed the basis for a seminal book-length case study written by Robert Perske. Among other things, the book explains how the desire to please through false confessions, coupled with ineffective assistance of counsel and an environment in which there was little concern for understanding the mentally retarded, may very well have cost an innocent person his life.

Arrieta, Joseph T.
Joseph T. "Pumpkin" Arrieta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2004 - Joseph T. "Pumpkin" Arrieta, 72, departed this life Jan. 30, 2004. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp., wire mill department with 29 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Tomasita (Hernandez) Arrieta; brother, Porfio Arrieta; father- and mother-in-law, Benjamin and Daisy Baros. Mr. Arrieta was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Las Animas. Survived by his beloved wife, Josephine Arrieta; children, Robert (Maria) Arrieta, Porfi (Cindy) Arrieta, Albert (Yolanda) Arrieta, Daisy (Phil) Hernandez; six sisters, one brother, 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Arrieta, Tomasita
Tomasita Arrieta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1999 - Tomasita Arrieta, 86, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, formerly of Pueblo, died at her daughter, Christina Smith's home on Sept. 12, 1999. Predeceased by husband, Fernando Arrieta. Survived by children, Joseph (Josephine) Arrieta, daughters, Esther (Robert) Vigil, both of Pueblo, Dorothy (Frank) Solis, Colorado Springs, Anita (Sedillo) Aljandre, Virginia (Fernando) Mejia, Gloria Mestas, Christina (Bernie) Smith and George (Janet) Arrieta, all of Denver; three sisters; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Xavier Church, Pueblo. Inurnment, Manzanola Cemetery.

Arrigo, Carmen Albert
Carmen Albert Arrigo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2003 - Carmen Albert Arrigo, 79, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 11, 2003. Born April 23, 1924, to the union of Joseph and Josephine Arrigo. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Carmen leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 55 years, Vivian; daughter, Mary Alice (Jack) Sather; grandchildren, Mike “Rocky,” Brian and Tony Pachak; brother, Joseph (Orchid) Arrigo; sisters, Frances Jones, Josephine (Carl) Brown; sisters-in-law, Mary and Becky Arrigo, Kathryn Dunkel, Josephine Pomeleo; brother-in-law, Anthony (Frances) Ingo; as well as numerous other relatives and friends, along with his special dog “Tami." Carmen owned and operated both Carmen Arrigo Auto Service and was president of Arrigo Mining and Milling Corp. He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 16 years old and served for 6 years actively. Carmen was first and foremost a loyal family man who cherished his grandsons. He was a no-nonsense man with a feisty spirit, witty comments and the biggest heart. He will be greatly missed. Visitation, from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, followed by vigil service at 7 p.m. at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, St. Therese with entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Arrigo, Mary L.
Mary L. Arrigo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2004 - Mary L. Arrigo quietly passed away on July 17, 2004, two weeks before her 92nd birthday. She has re-joined her husband of 66 years, Mike; and their babies, Joseph and Josephine; parents, Jim Laino and Mary Costanza (Rosilino Costanza); sister, Connie; and brothers, Rocky, Mikie and Dominic. Left behind are daughter, Mari Ann Roe; dearly loved granddaughters, Athena Roe and Kim Ferguson; and great-grandson, Robert Ferguson; sister, Lou Fritz; aunt, Mary Masterantonio; sisters-in-law, Vivian (Carmen) Arrigo, Frances Jones, Josephine (Carl) Brown and Becky (Vince) Arrigo; brother-in-law, Joseph (Orchid) Arrigo; several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Arrigo was a living example of a lifelong helpmate and homemaker for her husband and family. She delighted everyone with delicious dinners and Italian cookies, especially during the holidays. Mary was versatile, resourceful and an expert at sewing, knitting, crocheting and all forms of crafts. Her greatest pleasure was planting and watching her garden grow. Mike also kept Mary busy as he worked on cars at the Mike Arrigo Auto Service. She was his bookkeeper, and "Right-hand Gal." Although constantly busy, Mary always found time for a cup of coffee and cookies with everyone who came to visit. She was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier and Holy Family churches and the Mother Cabrini Lodge. A very special thanks is extended to sister-in-law, Vivian, whose thoughtfulness and frequent visits made the days brighter; the staff at Sharmar Village Care Center whose concern, encouragement, expertise, laughter, love and tears made the last years of life acceptable. A final thanks to Dr. Jim Stjernholm for the many years he cared for Mary. It was truly a privilege knowing all of you. At Mary's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. A reception will follow from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Chateau at Sharmar Village Care Center, 1201 W. Abriendo. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Sharmar Village Care Center.

Arrington, Mr.
Mr. Arrington – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 4, 1875 – Walsenburg – Feb. 22, 1875 – Our fellow citizen R. B. Willis, has had a very serious difficulty. It seems that a certain McClure, hailing from the St. Charles, came recently back to his old stamping ground at the Spanish Peaks, where he also claims land, having had a ranch which he disposed of, and thinking, very likely, that claim taking pays, came back, but finding that all the valuable places had been taken, he concluded that probably the best and quickest way would be to take possession of one portion of R. B. Willis' ranch, by building a cabin, (I guess to make improvements to hold the same) just outside of Willis' fence. Mr. Willis, returning from the funeral of the late Mr. Arrington, (who leaves a young widow, having been married only three weeks) on coming down the hill to his home and seeing the cabin going up, suspected what was going on. On reaching his sheep corral with his family, looking back he saw a man coming across the hill. On coming near, Mr. Willis halted and requested the stranger to accompany him and bear witness of his notifying them to desist. The stranger, who for good or bad, had a double barrel shot gun, readily granted the request. On coming near the new cabin, of course Willis used pretty rough language and saw this man McClure right opposite him in one corner getting his six-shooter ready, but he was not quick enough for Bob and firing commenced. A general stampede of the inmates followed. It is said that one, the Mexican, was climbing the wall like a cat. Baker thought he was shot, but only his clothes felt the pain. By this time a general stampede had begun, of all the inmates of the cabin. In the meantime, Willis stepped into the cabin, his opponent having left his corner, facing Mr. Willis on entering, when shots were again exchanged. Mr. Willis not having any more shots retired, followed by McClure. The stranger all this time had been standing on the outside. McClure, on coming out, fired at the stranger, who in turn could not or would not stand such proceedings, and brought down his shotgun, but just at the fatal moment a Mexican, who was hired by McClure, (Antonio Maria Salas, an honest and very good Mexican) ran out and received the whole charge and died two hours afterwards. The other charge was given to McClure, who it seems, is still alive. Of course during this shooting all the rest of the party had taken French leave. A coroner's jury was had and their verdict reads: “Salas came to his death by some unknown person” for the stranger was not slow in “getting,” though regretting the shooting of the innocent one, or of any one. Mr. Willis was down here, for our efficient sheriff, Thomas Sproule, went up promptly and brought down all who were suspected. After a trial of two days before his honor Judge Read, assisted by Judge Standly, and further prosecuted by James Collins, he was held in the sum of $3,000 to appear at the next district court. All this resulted from land jumping.

Arrona, Josie
Josie Arrona - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1987 - Josie Arrona, 64, late of 308 Broadway, passed away Nov. 18, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Survived by children, Lupe (Ben) Enriguez, Judy Martinez and Phillip (Margaret) Arrona, all from Pueblo. Her mother, Lupe Ayala of Pueblo, a brother and sisters, four granddaughters, four grandsons, and two great-granddaughters also survive. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, at Rivera Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family at 1706 Cypress.

Arrowood, Anna H.
Anna H. "Dolly" Arrowood - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1998 - Anna H. "Dolly" Arrowood passed away Aug. 26, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Pueblo to Edwin Wayman and Harriatt Talbot Wayman. Dolly was a member of the Jolly Gals Bunko Club, and the Ladies Auxiliary of Trainmen. Dolly enjoyed her stamp and doll collections, but loved nothing as much as her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan, in 1984; and son, Alvin, in 1996. Dolly was the loving mother of Nancy (Jim) Walters; sister, Ed (Jean) Wayman and Lois (Dean) Gray; beloved grandmother of James, Cheryl, Robert and Tammy; and the great-grandmother of Ashley. Also surviving Dolly are numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation for Mrs. Arrowood will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Elder Fannie Mae Bernard officiating. Interment will follow in Block 67 of the Roselawn Cemetery.

Arrowood, George W.
George W. Arrowood - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1998 - Restland Funeral Home, Dallas, Texas - George W. Arrowood of Richardson, Texas, born Feb. 4, 1924, in Gatesville, Texas, departed this life on Feb 1, 1998. George was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Lois, of 39 years, whom he loved dearly. While he did not remarry, he was blessed by the love and devotion of friend, Jan Smith, and her son, Rod. He is survived by his daughters, Janice McConnell and Peggy Harlow and sons, Ed and Don- daughters-in-law, Shirley and Suzanne- sons-in-law, Dan McConnell and Rocky Harlow- and sisters, Desree Jordan and Doris Fisk. He was also blessed with grandchildren, Shannon, Melissa and Lauren Harlow, Wendy and Matthew McConnell, Spencer Arrowood and Christy Laney- mother-in-law, Alma Edwards, Avondale- brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Gerry Centa, Avondale, John and Irene Burton, Aztec, N.M., and Red and Linda Cortner, Pueblo. Our loving father and friend was preceded in death by father-in-law, Merl Edwards- sisters, Eva, Annie and Alvina- brothers, George Alvin, Dan and Anderson- and niece, Debbie Burton. George served our country in World War II as part of the 17th Airborne Division, 515th Parachute Infantry in the Battle of the Bulge. Retired in Dallas as a Motorhome Sales Professional. When God sent forth a spotless soul to learn the ways of Earth, A mother's love is waiting here- we call this wonder birth. When God calls home a tired soul and stills a fitful breath, love divine is waiting there- this too is birth not death." (Author Unknown) We love you daddy! Services, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 1998, at First Baptist Church of Richardson, Texas. Graveside service at Restland Memorial Park in the Garden of Love. Viewing at Restland Funeral Home today. Family will receive friends and loved ones today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interment at Restland Memorial Park.

Arrowood, John A.
John A. Arrowood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1998 - Scott's Funeral Home Gatesville, Texas John A. Arrowood, 82, of Gatesville, Texas, died Jan. 6, 1998. He was born at Pecan Grove, Texas, Sept. 11, 1915. He was the son of George and Ida Arrowood. He was married to Marie Denny on June 19, 1937. They made their home in Gatesville until 1942, at which time they moved to Pueblo, where he was employed at the CF&I as a mechanic and truck driver. He retired and moved back to Gatesville in 1977. He was a member of the Pecan Grove Baptist Church. Survived by daughters, Sandra Baker, Pueblo, Gail Arrowood, Denver, and Sarah (Bill) Ruddell, Ketchikan, Alaska- grandchildren, John Seven and Sean Holt- brother, George Arrowood, Richardson, Texas- sisters, Desree Jordon, Gatesville, and Doris Fisk, Waco- and lifelong friends, the Browning family. Preceded in death by wife, Clara Marie Arrowood- parents, George Arrowood and Ida Arrowood Richardson- brothers, George Alvin and Dan August- and sisters, Alta Eva, Annie Lena and Sally Alvina. Graveside service was held on Jan. 10 at Davidson Cemetery near Gatesville.

Arteaga, Sil
Sil Arteaga - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2000 - Sil Arteaga, 74, born April 13, 1926, in Tepechitlan, Zacatecas, Mexico, died at home in Pueblo under Sangre de Cristo Hospice care Aug. 29, 2000. He lost his lifelong battle due to complications of diabetes. Without the loving, caring personnel, his passing would have been intolerable for our family. We are so grateful to Stella, Theresa, Eloise, Liz, Rene, and so many more. Employed 18 years (46-64) at CF&I in the Open Hearth and Coke Plant, retired owner of Sil's Californian and A&B Security in Downey, Calif., he was best known as "Mr. Wal-Mart" (north side) for the past eight years. We are so grateful to his Wal-Mart co-workers for all their support and caring throughout the years. He was a proud, loving father, who entered the USA at the age of 19 as an immigrant farm laborer. He never had one day's schooling but went on to master English as a second language. He became a proud American citizen in 1964, but never, never forgot his Mexican roots and heritage. He went on to become an industrial Maintenance Mechanic A and the owner of two businesses. A lover of music, he was an accomplished composer (lyrics and music) of 39 songs with a magnificent voice. This year he was to be honored at Pueblo Music Awards 2000 for the contributions he made to Mexican music in Pueblo, Colo. There wasn't anything he could not accomplish once he set his mind to it. Preceded in death by mother, Guadalupe Miramontes; father, Guadalupe Arteaga; brothers, Filipe, Juan, Macario, Ventura; sister, Apolonia; and special nephew, Candelario Arteaga. Survived by too numerous to name nieces and nephews; his wife of 30 years, Brenda (Molnar), Downey, Calif.; great friend, former wife and mother of his six beautiful children, Theresa Olivas; his children, Sue, Gloria, Frank (Maria), David (Pat), Syl (Carmen), and Louie; grandchildren, James, Jerome, Francisco, Andrea, Adriana, Daniela, Celestina, Beatriz, Candice, Nina, Tanya and Gloria; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Delicia, David, Andres and Alicia. Also survived by sister, Eliceida; and brother, Salvador; special sisters-in-law, Domatila, Lupe, Senaida Arteaga and Shirley Molnar; very special nieces, Lupe, Lucita, Celia, Maria de la Luz, Josafina, Rosalina, Bertha, Trini, Maria, Victoria and Maria Dinger; very special nephews, Salvador, Jose Luis, Rosario (Chayo), Lucio, Silvestre, Juan Manuel, Juanito and Eugene Molnar; special brother-in-law, Eugene Molnar; dear and loving friends, Beatrice Monriques, Inez and Lupe Jimenez, Amrose Garcia and family, Peggy Maestas and family, Fred Martinez family, Tom Valle, the entire Lopez family and Nash "Nacho" Ayala. Special thanks to Dr. C. Hulett, Dr. C. Schneider and staff, Dr. Girratano and family, Dr. Stark, Dr. Jorge Reyno, along with all the other doctors involved with his care, and the nurses, CNAs, Wound Care, Respiratory, P/T, O/T, Linda with Patient Relations at STMCH, and Vonne Fesler with DSS. Viewing, today, 1 to 7 p.m. Vigil rosary, tonight, 7 p.m., both at Romero Chapel. Funeral service will be held at Romero Chapel at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the funeral service. Family can be contacted at 720 Marilyn Place or 1823 Jerry Murphy Road.

Arthur, Fields B.
Fields B. Arthur - Pueblo Chieftain – June 19, 1960 - Fields B. Arthur, late of 215 Dunsmere Ave., prominent lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away at his residence following an illness of three weeks. Co-founder of the Arthur and Allen Company. Attended Bethel Methodist Church, and was a lifetime member of the BPO Elks Lodge 90; a charter member of Pueblo Saddle Club, and the Cattle and Stockmen's Association. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel E. Arthur of the family home, one son, John Arthur, San Diego,Calif.,3 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren, all of San Diego, and one cousin, Mrs. Ann Sullivan, Pueblo. Services in our chapel, 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Eugene D. Worth, pastor Bethel Methodist Church officiating. Interment family mound, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call at funeral home until hour of service. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Arthur, Robert J. III
Robert J. Arthur III - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Robert J. Arthur III, 75, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2000. Born on May 8, 1925, in McKeesport, Pa. to Robert J. Arthur II and Agnes Mattew Arthur. Mr. Arthur was a dedicated employee of the PAD, retiring after 22 years of service. He was a lifetime member of NRA and a volunteer of Goodwill. Mr. Arthur will be remembered by those who knew and loved him as a righteous man and loving father and grandfather. Survivors include his sons, Robert J. (Julie A.) and Arthur IV; grandchildren, Nicole Myrna-Marie and Robert J. Arthur V; sister, Pat (Roy) Nix; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as special friend, Jo Kasic. Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A private inurnment will follow.

Artista, Ann M.
Ann M. (Faiola) Artista - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2006 - Ann M. (Faiola) Artista, 77, passed away April 12, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Artista; son, David Joseph Artista; parents, John and Elizabeth Faiola; and brother, Frank Faiola. Survived by children, Patricia (Kenneth) Kreie, Brighton, Colo., and Jeanette (Jim) Hardesty, Pueblo; grandchildren, Scott Kreie (Trish O'Toole), Kevin Kreie, Ryan (Kristi) Hardesty and Lisa (Douglas) Sykes; great-grandchildren, Marcus, Shane and Timothy Sykes and Mikey and Kaylee Hardesty; also survived by her sister, Lola (Pat) Griesan of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She loved her dog, Punky, and her trips to Cripple Creek. Most of all she loved being with her family, and cooking for family dinners. Ann will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and most of all for her generous heart. Visitation, 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Ann's memory to the Sharmar Care Center.

Artman, Lee
Lee Artman – Durango Democrat – February 10, 1903 – Three Dead At Pueblo – Pot of Molten Metal Spills Causing Deadly Gas – Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 9 – Three dead men, one fatally injured and seven others seriously hurt is the result of an accident at the steel works this afternoon. A pot filled with molten metal was being carried on a crane when one of the chains of the crane parted, letting the pot tip over and pouring the larger part of the contents on the floor. Hot metal splashed in every direction, catching workmen and burning their bodies, enveloping them in deadly gas. The dead are: Steven Lepaich, Lee Artman, Virgil Trine.

Artz, James A.
James A. Artz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2006 - James A. Artz, 74, passed away March 21, 2006. Preceded in death by his wives, Lillian Anne Artz and Virgy L. Kohrt Swain Artz. Survived by his stepdaughters, Lenore "Charlene" (Laurence) Goetz and Mariem A. Lenfest, both of Pueblo; sister, Virginia Hintz of Fond du Lac, Wis.; brother, William Artz of Two Rivers, Wis.; grandchildren, Michael (Adrienne) Goetz of Pueblo West, John A. Goetz of Alamosa, Paul J. Goetz of Florence, Jeff Scovil of Pueblo, Charles Scovil and Jennifer Scovil, both of Kiowa, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Marcus A. Goetz, Michelle and Megan Scovil; great-great-grandchild, Joseph; numerous nieces and nephews in Wisconsin. James was born to John and Sarah Artz on July 4, 1931, in Manitowoc, Wis. He was career military serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed rug making, cooking and baking, especially bread and pizzelles. Jim received much joy in sharing his baked goodies with friends and relatives who in turn appreciated receiving them. He also donated his baked goods to Susan Komen Breast Cancer Research fund-raisers. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Chaplain Melinda Baber officiating. Full military honors by Fort Carson Mountain Post Honor Guard and interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward.

Artzberger, Ralph Ewing
Ralph Ewing Artzberger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1998 - Ralph Ewing Artzberger, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away July 22, 1998. He was a longtime concrete contractor, and was a member of First United Methodist Church, BPOE No. 90, and a past member of the Sertoma Club, Pueblo Boat Club, and stock car racing group, and Minnequa University Club. Mr. Artzberger enjoyed fishing at Twin Lakes and boat racing. He was well-known for fair dealings in all his work, and additional changes were made without charge. He was devoted to his friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by his wife, Velma L. Artzberger- and his son, Myron B. Sonny" Artzberger- and by his granddaughter, Linda Lee Artzberger. Survived by his wife, Glory M. Artzberger, of the family home- three daughters, Viona Artzberger, Beverly A. Carty, and Carol Sue (Robert) Williams, all of Pueblo- nine grandchildren- nine great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews, and many loving and caring friends. Viewing hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make contributions to the charity of their choice in memory of Mr. Artzberger.

Arundale, William
William Arundale - Golden Colorado Transcript - March 7, 1900 – A sad accident, or suicide, occurred on the Colorado & Southern at Elk Creek, a few miles west of this city, on Sunday, when Wm Arundale was crushed under the wheels of the train. He was from Hot Sulphur Springs in Middle Park, and had been for some time in the insane asylum at Pueblo, from whence his wife was taking him home, he having been released on trial. All evidence goes to show that there was a relapse of his malady, and that he crawled under the train where he was crushed. Mrs. Arundale is now in Golden, and of course paralyzed by the sad event. She has three small children to share her grief. A brother of Mrs. Arundale came down from Idaho Springs and took charge of the remains, which will be interred at Mr. Olivet tomorrow.

Arvel, Eusevio
Eusevio Arvel – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 –Eusevio Arvel, of 1006 East Evans, died March 17. Husband of Lupe; father of two; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Arvel. Member of Mount Carmel church. Announcements later.



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