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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Asa, Frances Kate
Frances Kate Asa - Cortez Journal - November 1, 2003 - Funeral services for lifelong Cortez resident Frances Kate Asa will be held Wednesday, May 30, at the Ertel Memorial Chapel, at 3 p.m. Interment will follow at the Cortez Cemetery. The Rev. Lynn Evans of the Cortez First United Methodist Church will officiate. Kate was born in Beulah, Colo., on Sept. 12, 1919, the daughter of Ernest and Mary Anne (Wellington) Higman. She passed away at Southwest Memorial Hospital on May 27, 2001, at the age of 81. She became the bride of Athenus Lewis "A.L." Asa on Aug. 24, 1958, in Cortez. Kate loved to garden and embroider as well as to travel, camp and fish. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary and the Past President Club of the auxiliary. Surviving Kate are her beloved husband, A.L. Asa of Cortez; and three daughters, Lanya (Armond) Appy of Avingon, France, Moni Lyons of Tucson, Ariz., and Michi (Doug) McKenzie also of Tucson, Ariz. Her son, Charles Lewis Asa preceded her in death in 1979. Kate is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her five brothers and sisters, Ralph, Ronnie, Margie, Cecil and Ed preceded her in death. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.

Asaida, S.
S. Asaida – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: S. Asaida is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. S. Asaida: Japanese, age 34, married with one child surviving. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Asanovich, Morgan Sophia
Morgan Sophia Asanovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2006 - Morgan Sophia Asanovich, infant daughter of Brian and Emily Asanovich, passed away May 29, 2006. Also survived by her grandparents, Matt and Julia Asanovich of Globe, Ariz., and Arell and Sue Christensen of Fruit Heights, Utah; uncles and aunts, Matthew (Adrianna) Asanovich of Tucson, Ariz., Jacy (Todd) Serr and their five children of Post Falls, Idaho, Josh Christensen of Layton, Utah, Morgan Christensen and Zach Christensen, both of Fruit Heights, Utah. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Sam Christensen presiding.

Asbridge, W. Young
W. Young Asbridge - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1986 - W. Young Asbridge passed away unexpectedly at his home in Boone, Feb. 4, 1986. Father of Robert W. (Lola F.) Asbridge, Boone; grandfather of Mrs. Peggy A. (Andrew) Gonzales and Mrs. Judy F. (Richard) Pope, Boone; great-grandfather of Niomi and Joseph Pope, Boone. Predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Mabel V. Asbridge, on Feb. 27, 1974. He was born July 18, 1898, in Salem, Mo., and was a lifetime rancher residing in Boone since 1920. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Rouch Chapel with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Asbury, Charlie
Charlie Asbury - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - February 28, 1878 - Yesterday morning Charlie Asbury, so well known throughout the state as one of the best stage drivers in the country, died of pneumonia and small pox. He was ill some five weeks, and his demise, though not unlooked for, is generally lamented by all who knew him.

Asbury, Donald Harrison
Donald Harrison Asbury - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2003 - Donald Harrison Asbury, 70, passed away in Pueblo. Survived by wife of 27 years, and friend of 37 years, Linda Asbury; children, John Buckingham of Washington, Cindy (Donny) Kirkwood of Maine, James (Alison) Asbury, Bill (Carrie) Asbury, Andrew (Angie) Asbury and Crystal (Jesse) Casias, all of Pueblo. Also survived by brothers, Owen Asbury, Leslie Asbury, Kenneth Asbury, James Asbury and Gerald Asbury; sisters, June Johnston, Patsy Stout, Judith Light, Doris Perry, Marie Ruben and Bonnie Bruckner; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Born to Owen and Bessie Asbury, Sept. 20, 1932, in Limon, Colo. Donald was a faithful member of the Jehovah's Witnesses for over 35 years. He loved spending time with his family, and his grandchildren were the love of his life. Don was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Belmont-Mesa Congregation, 2203 E. 13th St., Pueblo, Colo., with Elder Leo Derrera officiating. Friends and family will be welcomed following the service at 1612 Euclid Ave., Pueblo.

Asbury, Frank L.
Frank L. Asbury - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2002 - Age 82, passed away Jan. 27, 2002. Survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann (Steve) Gillispie of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Brad (Rachel Mairer) Dotson and Todd (Rickette Jamnik) Dotson; sisters, Mamie Weiss of Moffat, Colo., Hazel Breumeier of Greeley, Colo., and Donna Stolen of Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Anne Davis of Raynesford, Mont., Juanita Asbury of Pueblo, and JoAnn Asbury of Boone; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Pauline Asbury, on April 23, 2000; parents, Henry and Mayme Asbury; son, Frank Asbury Jr.; brothers, Earl Asbury and Henry "Hank" Asbury; and sister, Anna Mae Hale. Born Aug. 19, 1919, in Dillon, Mont. Frank served in U.S. Marines during WWII at Midway Island in heavy artillery operations. He farmed in Avondale for many years and was also employed at Colorado State Hospital until retiring in 1982. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A graveside committal service will be held for both Frank and Pauline at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Roselawn Cemetery, with Rev. Robert Enck officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to National Parkinson Foundation, c/o the funeral home.

Asbury, Pauline C.
Pauline C. Asbury - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2000 - Pauline C. Asbury, 72, passed away April 23, 2000. Survived by her husband, Frank Asbury, of the family home; daughter, Ruthann (Steve) Gillispie of Pueblo West; sister, Anne Davis of Raynesford, Mont.; sisters-in-law, Juanita Asbury of Pueblo, JoAnn Asbury of Boone, Mamie Weiss of Moffat, Colo., Hazel Breumeier of Greeley, Colo., and Donna Stolen of Minnesota; grandchildren, Brad and Todd Dotson of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Frank Asbury Jr., and brother, Ed Nelson. Pauline was born to Cecil and Ethel (nee McKay) Nelson on Sept. 26, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. Pauline and Frank were married 54 years ago on April 6, 1946. At her request there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Aschermann, Mary
Mary "Scottie" Aschermann - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1999 - Mary "Scottie" Aschermann, 53, of Rocky Ford, died March 24, 1999. She was born July 27, 1945, in Clarksdale, Miss., to John Holmes Sherard III and Dotsie Arnold Sherard. On June 8, 1966, she married Ronald Aschermann in Clarksdale. She was a housewife and executive director for Rocky Ford Chamber of Commerce and National Director of U.S.A. Swim. Survived by husband, Ron Aschermann of Rocky Ford; children, Scott (Barb) Aschermann of Denver and Allison (Matt) DeWolf of Parker, Colo.; grandson, William Aschermann; brother, John Holmes Sherard IV of Sherard, Miss.; and sister, Rene Simon of Ponatoc, Miss. Funeral, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, Rev. John O'Lane officiating. Music by Keith Waggoner and Cynthia O'Lane. Interment, Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Asciutto, Joseph
Joseph Asciutto - Huerfano World - February 18, 1999 - Joseph Asciutto of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died February 6, 1999 in Denver. He was born in New York and lived in Walsenburg for several years. In Denver, he was past president of the Sons of Italy, a member of the VFW and a retiree of the Internal Revenue Service. Survivors include his wife, Hilda, Denver; two daughters, Roma Trujillo and Regina Deaser, two sons, William Asciutto and Ronald Asciutto; two sisters, Mary Pandolfo, California and Angie Felice, Walsenburg; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rosary was February 7. A mass, with full military honors, was performed Monday from Holy Family Catholic Church in Denver. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Asciutto, Saralee
Saralee (Abeyta) Asciutto - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - November 1, 2004 - Saralee (Abeyta) Asciutto, age 55, of Denver passed away October 28, 2004. She was born September 1, 1949 to Eli Elmer and Sara (Martinez) Abeyta. She graduated from Trinidad High School in 1967 and later from TSJC with a degree in Cosmology and also took a number of classes in child care because she loved children. She was an excellent cook who loved baking. In her spare time she read and made blankets for the family. She was employed for many years as a beautician. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Charles, Theodore and Carmen Abeyta. She is survived by her brothers Marshall, Keith (Pam) Abeyta. Sisters Priscilla (Ceasar) Rodriquez, Bernadine (Adolph) Trujillo, Vicki (Boris) Torres and sister in law Ethel and other nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Wednesday November 3, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Newcomer Family Funeral Home in Lakewood, Colorado. Interment will follow at the Golden Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the Vicki and Boris Torres residence 33801 Hwy 12, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family of Saralee has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with placing the local obituary notices.

Ash, James
James Ash - Huerfano World - August 6, 1998 - Authorities discovered the bodies of two men from Arlington, AZ, among the wreckage of a single engine plane on the south face of Mount Mestas, near the Huerfano County line early Friday. James, Ash, 73 and Joseph Todaro, 58, were killed instantly according to Huerfano County Coroner Erin Jerant. They were on their way to Oshkosh, WI. Searchers began focusing on southern Colorado Friday after an employee at Alamosa's San Luis Valley airport discovered a gas slip indicating the missing plane had refueled there.

Ash, Patrick
Patrick Ash - Fairplay Flume - November 6, 1884 – Patrick Ash aged about sixty years, formerly an inmate of the insane asylum, suicided at Pueblo on the 21st.

Ashbaugh, Herbert Clay
Herbert Clay Ashbaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - Herbert Clay Ashbaugh passed away Dec. 2, 1999, in Pueblo. Herbert was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Dec. 21, 1928, to Henry Clay Ashbaugh and Vivian Carter Ashbaugh. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. After receiving a lifetime teaching certificate from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, he taught elementary school and served as an athletic trainer in school systems in Amarillo, Texas, in New Mexico and Arizona on Navajo Indian reservations, and in Sanford, Colo., before retiring in 1991. Mr. Ashbaugh was a very active member of the Belmont Baptist Church in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Loyetta Ashbaugh of Pueblo; three sisters, Glenna Schuknecht, Neva Ashbaugh both of California, Lois Calvin of Lakewood; two nieces, Donna Schuknecht of California, Debbie Martin; and a nephew, Gary Brockman, both of Westminster, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in the Belmont Baptist Church, 1401 Jerry Murphy with Rev. Don Worthington officiating. On Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, a service will also be held at 10 a.m. in the La Quey Funeral Home in Farmington, N.M., with interment to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Farmington. Donations in memory of Mr. Ashbaugh may be made to the Belmont Baptist Church Hymn Books and Bibles Fund either direct or through the mortuary.

Ashbrook, David
David Ashbrook - Blue Valley Times - July 19, 1912 - David Ashbrook, sixty-five years old, a pioneer, who gave all his earnings to religious organizations, died recently in Greeley. He bought 500 valentines on February 14, and distributed them from house to house.

Ashbrook, Elsie G.
Elsie G. Ashbrook - Huerfano world - January 26, 1989 - Funeral service for former La Veta resident Elsie G. Ashbrook of Denver was Jan. 17 in that city. Mrs. Ashbrook died Jan. 13, 1989 in Denver. Survivors include a son, Robert of Seattle, WA; three sisters, May Pasco, Pueblo, Anne McPhail, Los Angeles, CA, and Marguarite Dalton, Osborne, ID; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Denver.

Ashbrook, Helen
Helen Ashbrook - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - Helen Ashbrook, 93 of Pueblo, passed away April 7, 2001. Born Oct. 14, 1907, in McCracken, Kan. Preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Ulysses and Cora Celestia (Elias) Anderson; her husband, William Garnet Ashbrook; two sisters and five brothers. Survived by daughter, Jeanette (Duane) Flory; grandchildren, Kenneth (Diana) Flory, Deanne (Anthony) Potestio, Clinton (Michelle) Flory, Michelle (James) Anzlovar; great-grandchildren, Kale Flory, Michael Potestio, Anthony Quinn Flory and Chrissy, Katie, Brianna Anzlovar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the funeral home. Graveside service, Friday, April 13, 2001, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ashbrook, Juanita Berniece
Juanita Berniece Ashbrook - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2003 - Juanita Berniece Ashbrook, 85, passed away Sept. 16, 2003. Born Oct. 2, 1917, in Castle Rock, Colo., to Lile A. and Cynthia Shelton who preceded her; along with her loving husband, John V. Ashbrook; brother, Lile A. Shelton; and sister, Cynthia Aline Oberheide. Survived by her daughter, Vicki (Chris) Lembcke; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and nieces and nephews. Juanita retired from the Colorado State Hospital, and also was a volunteer for the Pueblo Visitor Center. Juanita was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter C.G. and served as president, vice president and treasurer. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment at a later date. Donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, or P.E.O. Chapter C.G. in care of Helen Reichert, 125 Dunsmere Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 in her memory.

Ashby, Emery
Emery Ashby - Huerfano World - July 26, 2007 - Memorial services were held for Emery Ashby, age 63, in La Veta on Saturday, July 14. He is survived by his wife and two stepsons and families. A memorial has been set up at First National Bank in Trinidad Huerfano County Branch in Walsenburg. [Editor's Note: SSDI lists William E. Ashby, birth date: 24 Nov 1943; death date, 8 Jul 2007, Walsenburg, Huerfano, Colorado.]

Ashby, Eva L.
Eva L. Ashby - The Register-Guard - December 26, 2003 - Eva L. Ashby - Died September 19, 2000 - San Antonio, Texas - Eva L. Ashby, 86, of San Antonio, passed away on Sept. 19, 2000, in Corpus Christi. She was born April 13, 1914, in Grant Township, Mich. She was formerly of Traverse City, Mich. Mrs. Ashby is preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Jackson of Walsenburg, Colo. Mrs. Ashby is survived by one daughter, Linda (Bill) Douglas of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Brent (Lynnie) Schichtel of Odem, Nannette (Wade) Martin of Agua Dulce, and Bryan Schichtel of Leander; five great-grandsons, Ryan and Nathan Schichtel of Odem, Matthew Martin of Agua Dulce, and Layne and Nicholas Schichtel of Leander; one brother, Orville (Alice) Russell of Greenville, Mich.; and one cousin, Carolyne Hennrick of Grand Rapids, Mich. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service and burial will be held in Walsenburg, Colo. at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by New Funeral Options in Colorado. Rocky Mountain News – March 30, 2004 – San Antonio, Texas - Eva L. Ashby, 86, of San Antonio, passed away on Sept. 19, 2000, in Corpus Christi. She was born April 13, 1914, in Grant Township, Mich. She was formerly of Traverse City, Mich. Mrs. Ashby is preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Jackson of Walsenburg, Colo. Mrs. Ashby is survived by one daughter, Linda (Bill) Douglas of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Brent (Lynnie) Schichtel of Odem, Nannette (Wade) Martin of Agua Dulce, and Bryan Schichtel of Leander,; five great-grandsons, Ryan and Nathan Schichtel of Odem, Matthew Martin of Agua Dulce, and Layne and Nicholas Schichtel of Leander; one brother, Orville (Alice) Russell of Greenville, Mich.; and one cousin, Carolyne Hennrick of Grand Rapids, Mich. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service and burial will be held in Walsenburg, Colo. at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by New Funeral Options in Colorado.

Ashcraft, Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae Ashcraft - Pueblo Chieftain - November19, 1999 - Fannie Mae Ashcraft, 84, passed away Nov. 16, 1999. Survived by her sons, Ronald (Joy) Ashcraft of Dallas, Texas, Marlin (Ann) Ashcraft of San Diego, Calif., Aaron Ashcraft of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Vernon (Debbie) Ashcraft of Colorado Springs; brothers, Tom Archer of Canoga Park, Calif., and Forrest Archer of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, W. Vaughn Ashcraft on March 19, 1995. Born Sept.15, 1915, in Wooster, Texas. Fannie Mae was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy, with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Immune Deficiency Foundation or Susan B. Kommen Foundation for Breast Cancer through the funeral home.

Ashe, Albert Marshall
Albert Marshall Ashe – Albuquerque Journal – September 21, 2005 - Albert Marshall Ashe of Raton, NM passed away September 16, 2005 in Albuquerque, NM at the age of 75. He was a retired truck driver and a United States Army veteran. He was born December 26, 1929 in Segundo, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur V. and Eliza Rivera-Ash. He was also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Arthur Ashe, Sarah Perea and Suzie Ashe; granddaughter, Elena Ashe; and numerous relatives. He is survived by his wife, Magdelina Aguilar. They were married February 3, 1951. He is survived by his sons: Arthur Rayand and his wife, Patricia Ashe of Albuquerque, NM, Robert and his wife, Debbie Ashe of Albuquerque, NM, Simon and his wife, Marie Ashe of Albuquerque, NM, and Gerald Ashe and his fiancιe, Katie MacNeilage of Raton, NM; daughters, Alberta McLemore and her husband, Brian of Weatherford, TX, Clara Mesillas and her husband, Cid of Albuquerque, NM and Adeline Vigil and her husband, Kelly of Monte Vista, CO. 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren also survive. He is also survived by his brothers: Arthur Ashe and his wife, Debra of Belen, NM, Emil Ashe and his wife, Liz of Golondrinas, NM, Reyes Ashe and his wife, Liz of Albuquerque, NM, Joseph Ashe and his wife, Marcella of Albuquerque, NM, Patrick Ashe and his wife, Gloria of Golondrinas, NM and sisters; Flora Paiz of Albuquerque, NM, Virginia Raybon and her husband, Grady, Grace Olivas and her husband, Nick of Albuquerque, NM, Stella Archuleta and her husband, Steve of Albuquerque, NM, and Liza Chavea and her husband, Ray of Albuquerque, NM. Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Mass of the Resurrection and a Celebration of Love will follow at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Father John as Celebrant. There will also be Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary at St. Patrick's-St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Raton, NM at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2005. Burial will follow in Fairmont Cemetery in Raton. Arrangements and a Celebration of Love for Albert Marshall Ashe are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.

Asher, Eleanor
Eleanor Asher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1987 - Mrs. Eleanor Asher, formerly Durango and a Pueblo resident for 1 ½ years, passed away Feb. 26, 1987, at a local hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Preston Asher, Survived by her sister Florine Malouff, of the family home, Rosine (Gerald) Ariano, Walsenburg; brother, Arnold (Ella) Amidei, Wheat Ridge; mother-in-law, Ethel Asher, Canon City. Also survived by cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 24, 1915, in Walsenburg. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hood Mortuary in Durango.

Asher, Violet
Violet Asher – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 25, 1877 – Died on the 10th inst., in Fremont county, Mrs. Violet Asher, wife of A. J. Asher, aged thirty-nine years. Her death ensued by pneumonia.

Ashford, Ada Florence
Ada Florence Ashford - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2005 - Ada Florence Ashford passed away Oct. 25, 2005, in Pueblo. Ada was born Dec. 2, 1909, in Alabama to Calona and Maggie King. Her earliest reconciliation is of a sister, Effie May, who preceded her in death, a loving mother and an active church life in a Methodist church. She came to Pueblo in 1946 and joined St. Paul Church, now the First AME Church, the same year. In February of 1947, Ada married Lawrence Ashford and was widowed on July 21, 1985. After 27 years of service in the laboratory at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, she retired in 1974. Ada enjoyed fishing in her leisure time, but most of all she enjoyed a very active church life. Her favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm, which was a great source of comfort to her. She leaves to mourn her passing a son, Lon (Kelly) Spann of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Angela, Kamryn and Kathryn Fay; goddaughters, Chandra Wilkett and Kim Seaborne; as well as other family members and a host of friends. Mrs. Ashford will lie in state, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the mortuary. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Ada would like to be remembered as a good neighbor, but foremost, as a Christian, ever faithful to her God.

Ashley, Grace E.
Grace E. Ashley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1998 - Grace E. Ashley, passed away Jan. 18, 1998. Born July 29, 1909, Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by husband, John E. Ashley, 1991. Survived by sister, Edith Haning, San Diego, Calif. - cousins, Shirley (Dick) Cline, Pueblo, Roy (Verna) Jones, Estes Park, Marguerite Carver, San Antonio- many special friends, including Agnes (John) Miazga, Theresa Bowers. , 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Organ Fund," St. Paul United Methodist Church or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Ashley, Hugh William
Hugh William “Bud” Ashley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1987 - Hugh William “Bud” Ashley, 60, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1987, in Denver. He had been an active civic leader in Trinidad since beginning his association with the Gottlieb-Hasby Insurance Agency in September 1959 and was the agency's owner/manager at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Carmen, of Trinidad; mother-in-law, Laura Hinkel, of Trinidad; sister, Margaret Marchetti, of Pueblo; numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, 1987, at First Christian Church, with the Rev. James Richie officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad for the kidney machine or to the charity of their choice.

Ashley, Michael David
Michael David Ashley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2003 - Michael David Ashley, 43, departed this life Dec. 5, 2003. Born on Jan. 18, 1960, in Pueblo, Colo., to Nelson Ashley and Lennie Lewis. Michael was a graduate of the class of 1978 Central High School. He attended the University of Northern Colorado, 1978 through 1980. Michael's dream was to finish his education in the culinary arts. He was an admissions representative for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital-Centura Health here in Pueblo and Porter Hospital in Denver, Colo. Michael was an excellent bartender; he loved to cook, listen to music and was a very fun and outgoing person. He had a unique and wonderful sense of humor. Michael was a member of New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church and the Spruce Street Drama Society in Boulder, Colo., where he had a passion for the theater arts. Michael is preceded in death by his mother, Lennie Lewis Hands, Sept. 3, 2003; and his stepfather, James F. Hands, Dec. 3, 2003. He is survived by his father, Nelson Ashley, Junction City, Kan.; a brother, Christopher Hands, Frisco, Texas; aunt, Johnnie Wiley, San Diego, Calif.; and the church family of New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. Donations may be made to the Southern Colorado Aids Project of Pueblo, 2410 N. Grand, Pueblo, CO, 81003. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, 2622 Lakeview Ave. Pastor Orval Miles, Officiating, Cremation to follow and private family interment.

Ashley, Nellie S.
Nellie S. Ashley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1987 - Nellie S. Ashley, late of Rye, passed away Jan. 15, 1987. Mrs. Ashley was a member of the Rye Home Church and the AARP. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Anderson of Frierson, La., and Cecilia Allen of Walsenburg; one daughter-in-law, Alice Ashley of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Arnold Anderson and Cynthia Furno of Louisiana, Sam Allen of New Mexico, Linda Macdonald of Arizona, Ramona Stites of Rye and Deidre and Kim Ashley of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; five sisters; one brother; numerous nieces and nephews; and a "special daughter," Judith Fairchild of New York, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan M. Ashley Sr., in 1957; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Ashley, in 1938; and a son, Ivan M. Ashley Jr., in 1983. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Rye Home Church, Rye, with the Rev. Rob White officiating. Interment will be at the Brookside Cemetery, Rye. Mrs. Ashley will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Those who wish may make donations to the Rye Home Church. The family may be contacted at 3137 San Isabel, Pueblo, or at the home of Ted Stites in Rye.

Ashmore, Jack Jr.
Jack "Lynn" Ashmore Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1986 - Jack "Lynn" Ashmore Jr. of 980 Tamarack, April 18, 1986. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynn Ashmore Sr., Pueblo, his brother, Dale Ashmore, Pueblo; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dehn, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, including Barbara Mattison and Jennifer Mattison, both of Pueblo. Mr. Ashmore was predeceased by his grandparents, Ernest and Marie Ashmore. He was a 1983 graduate of County High School, a student at the University of Southern Colorado and active in ROTC. He was a past Master Counselor and member of the Pueblo Chapter of the Order of DeMolay, a member of the Harry W. Bundy Knighthood Priory, the Colorado Court of Chevaliers and State Director of the Colorado State Chapter of the Order of DeMolay. Service, 3 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Bill Sedar. DeMolay committal service will be conducted by the Court of Chevaliers at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Denver Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. The family will greet friends at the chapel following the service.

Ashton, Alice S.
Alice S. Ashton - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 13, 1912 - The funeral of Miss Alice S. Ashton, who died in Pueblo, Monday, was held in that city yesterday. Miss Ashton lived here until two years ago, and was a niece of J. C. Ashton, one of the city's pioneer residents.

Askew, Anna Mae
Anna Mae (Mamie) Askew - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2000 - Anna Mae (Mamie) Askew, age 101, of Pueblo, passed away June 19, 2000. She was born May 24, 1899, in Dakota County, Neb. Mamie came to Colorado in 1911 with her parents, Martin L. and Emma Edith Wolfe. She was married in 1918 to Fred Blanchfield, who passed away in 1929. She is preceded in death also by her second husband, Tex Askew, in 1971. Mamie is survived by her son, George (Doris) Blanchfield, Pueblo; sisters, Beulah Hogan, Kit Carson, and Opal Harvey, Pueblo; grandchildren, Leslie Morgan, Mark and Rick Blanchfield, Marlene McCrery, Donna Mae Hilsher, Susan Lungu, Denise Phelps, Kenny Robbe, Cathi Robbe, Bob and Bill Askew. She is also survived by daughters-in-law, Alta Mae Askew, Pueblo, and Casey Askew, Denver; stepdaughter, Dee Jessup; as well as numerous other great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death also by two daughters, Edith and Blanch Blanchfield, who died in infancy; daughter, Ona Mae McCrery in 1991; stepsons, Dick and Bob Askew and Don Askew in 1995; grandson, David Askew in 1995, and daughter-in-law, Leota Lou Blanchfield in 1966. Viewing, George McCarthy Funeral Home, Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Graveside service and interment, Friday, 10 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Asmus, Fritz
Fritz Asmus – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – July 1, 1904 – Fritz Asmus, aged sixty-two years, and for a score of years, a resident of the mountains in the vicinity of Colorado City, committed suicide June 25th by shooting himself through the head at his cabin three miles southwest of the town. Remorse following a week's spree caused the action.

Aspey-Galindo, Haley Veronica
Haley Veronica Aspey-Galindo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2003 - Haley Veronica Aspey-Galindo, the infant daughter of Kelly Aspey and Norman Galindo, passed away April 2, 2003 in Colorado Springs. Haley was born March 22, 2003 in Pueblo. Her survivors include her parents, Kelly and Norman; her grandparents, Don (Bonnie) Aspey, Roy (Eilene) Galindo, and Suzan Herida; aunts, Kimberly Aspey, Michelle Galindo, Renee Galindo, Angela Galindo and Jena Herida; uncles, Donny Aspey, Isaac Galindo, Zac Galindo, Anthony Galindo and Ray Galindo; as well as numerous cousins and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family asks those wishing to do so, to make memorial contributions in memory of Haley to the Ronald McDonald house through the mortuary.

Asti, Anna M.
Anna (Ann) M. Asti - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1998 - Anna (Ann) M. Asti passed away Feb. 1, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, John, parents, stepfather, four sisters and three brothers. Survived by her sisters, Christine Pauchek, of the family home- Frances Bostjancic, Pueblo, Colo., Margaret (Joe) Janezich and Mary Lustick, all of Chisholm, Minn. Beloved aunt of Frank Pauchek, Margaret (Ken) Kuhn, Pueblo, Colo., Catherine (Steve) Amerine, Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard (Gail) Janezich, Fridley, Minn., Jerry (Patti) Janezich and Joel (Sue) Janezich, Chisholm, Minn., Anthony Janezich, Bloomington, Minn., Denis (Betty) Glavin, Springfield, Penn., Margaret Smitheman, Golwyn, Penn., Michael (Marie) Glavin, Catherine (Marty) Blithe, Marie (Bill) Day, Collingdale, Penn., and John (Loretta) Glavin, Folsom, Penn. Beloved great-aunt of Ryan (Shelly) Kuhn, Las Cruces, N.M., Greg and Charles Kuhn, Pueblo, Colo., Jared Amerine, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tara (Albert) Romero, Fort Collins, Colo. Also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Great-great aunt of Haile Romero, Fort Collins, Colo., and Cody, Jerred and Tyler Janezich of Minnesota. Mrs. Asti was a member of KSKJ (American Slovenian Catholic Union, St. Joseph Lodge No. 7). Visitation, Thursday and Friday, 8-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Vigil service, Friday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Asti, Louis
Louis Asti – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Louis Asti is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Louis Asti: Italian, age 28, married, possibly with one surviving child. He was a "driver" for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Aston, Albert F.
Albert F. Aston - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 13, 2007 - Albert F. Aston, age 88, formerly of Colorado Springs, passed away October 17, 2006 in Palm Springs, CA. Mr. Aston served the United States Navy from 1940 to 1960, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. He was employed by Colorado College, until 1983. He also was a member of Manitou Lodge #68 F & A.M; Al Kaly Shrine, Pueblo; International Association Legions of Honor and Nomads of Al Kaly Shrine. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Aston of Yucca Valley, CA. Memorial Services for Mr. Aston will be held June 15, 2007 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

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