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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Atchison, Alice Miriam
Alice Miriam Atchison - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2004 - Alice Miriam Atchison, 77, passed away Nov. 13, 2004. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Carl Atchison, of the family home in Rye; children, Judy (Wayne) Black of North Bend, Ore., Carl Atchison of Rye, Dan (Paula) Atchison of Pueblo; sister, Pearl (Ebert) Hawkins of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Perry G. and Alice E. Skelton; two brothers and three sisters. Miriam was born on Dec. 25, 1926, in Pueblo and had lived in Rye for over 50 years. Member of Rye Home Methodist Church and Park Hill Christian Church. Miriam and Carl were married on July 2, 1945, in Raton, N.M. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh St., with the Rev. Dr. Charlene Nimmo officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Park Hill Christian Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

Atchison, Daisy May
Daisy May Atchison – Durango Herald – June 1998 - Daisy May Atchison, June 14, 1998. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Hood Mortuary Chapel for Daisy May Atchison, who died Sunday, June 14, 1998, in Durango. She was 94. The Rev. John Richardson will officiate. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Pagosa Springs. Visitation will be today and Wednesday at Hood Mortuary. Mrs. Atchison was born April 29, 1904, in New Mexico. She grew up on the family ranch eight miles north of Pagosa Springs and graduated from Pagosa Springs High School. She married and moved to California. She returned to Colorado, living the last 18 years in La Veta, Colo., with her husband, Ralph Atchison. Mrs. Atchison was employed as a cook. She was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Atchison, three years ago. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Whitaker of Durango; sons, Ralph Etheridge of Bay City, Ore., and Russell Norton of Barnhart, Mo.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Atchison, Gordon
Gordon Atchison - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2002 - Gordon Atchison of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Sept. 6, 2002. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jane, of 50 years. He was born March 10, 1925, in La Veta, Colo. He is survived by his daughter, Becky (Tom) Hornor of Virginia; son, John (Leslie) Atchison of Littleton, Colo.; grandson, Donald (Stacey) Hornor of Virginia; granddaughter, Cassandra Hornor of Virginia; brothers, Carl (Miriam) Atchison of Rye, Colo., and Stanley Atchison of Denver, Colo.; and sister, JoAnn (Carroll) Williams of Pueblo, Colo. Gordon retired after 30 years of service from the Pueblo Depot Activity. He was a member of Central Christian Church. Family will be present for the viewing which is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, Pueblo, 81001. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with presentation by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church.

Atchison, Hattie M.
Hattie M. Atchison - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1999 - Hattie M. Atchison, 74, passed away on July 16, 1999. Hattie was predeceased by her son, Jerry L. Atchison. She is survived by former husband, Lee R. Atchison of Mountview, Mo., daughters, Rosella Atchison of Sedona, Ariz., Sharon (Richard L.) Conger of Pueblo, and Norine (Gil) McCullough of Tucson, Ariz. Also survived by several sisters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, devoted neighbors and friends. Hattie was born on April 7, 1925, in Carterville, Mo. Visitation hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. today, and 8a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. At 11a.m. Monday, July 19, 1999, Garden of Devotion Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1524 E. 17th Street following the service.

Atchison, Iris
Iris Atchison - Huerfano World - April 2, 1992 - Iris Atchison dies - Iris Atchison, wife of La Veta native, Ray Atchison, died Tuesday, March 31 in Farmington, NM. Funeral service will be tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m. in Aztec, NM.

Atchison, Jane
Jane Atchison - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2001 - Jane Atchison of Pueblo, Colo., passed away July 10, 2001. She was born Feb.12, 1924, in White, Neb. She is survived by her loving husband, Gordon Atchison; daughter, Becky (Tom) Hornor of Virginia; son, John (Leslie) Atchison of Littleton, Colo.; grandson, Donald (Stacey) Hornor of Virginia; granddaughter, Cassandra Hornor of Virginia; brothers, Ted (Marge) Lee of Seattle, Wash., and Donald Lee of Pueblo West. Jane retired as Secretary for the Dean of the School of Business at the University of Southern Colorado. She was an active member of Central Christian Church. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Hwy. 78 West, Pueblo. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., Pueblo. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church.

Atchison, Ralph W.
Ralph W. Atchison - Huerfano World - September 29, 1994 - Ralph W. Atchison, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 1994, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1917 in La Veta he was the youngest of four children and lived in La Veta most of his life. He graduated from La Veta High School in 1938 and joined the US Navy in 1943, serving two years in Hawaii and Guam. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #15006. He is survived by his wife Daisy, La Veta; one daughter, Pamela A. Little, Plains, MT, two grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Kreutzer, La Veta; two brothers, Ray Atchison, Farmington, NM, and Dick Atchison, Florence, AZ.

Atchison, Ralph W.
Ralph W. Atchison - La Veta - April 1945 - Died Ralph W. Atchison, a resident of La Veta for 31 years, leaving his wife Avelyn, sons Elmer, Clarence, Alfred, Carl, Philip, and Hubert and daughters Mrs. Florence Seaburg, and Mrs. Hugh Sager.

Atchison, Richard H.
Richard H. Atchison - The Denver Rocky Mountain News - June 19, 2000 - Richard H. Atchison, 85, of Fort Collins died June 12. Services were June 16, with inurnment in Grandview Cemetery (Fort Collins). Mr. Atchison was born in La Veta on Nov. 28, 1914. He married Theda Mae Daniels, 1935. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a road builder with Harrison-Atchison and Kilgroe-Atchison Construction. Survivors include his wife, son Harvey of Littleton, daughter Darlene Loretta Heckendorf of Fort Collins, seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Atchison, Robert W.
Robert W. Atchison - Walsenburg World Independent - April 2, 1945 - Robert W. Atchison, resident of La Veta for the past 31 years, died Sunday morning. He was born June 17, 1858, in Canada, and came to the La Veta community from Fort Morgan. He is survived by his widow, Avelyn; by six sons, Clarence J., of Turlock, Calif.; Alfred P. of Littleton; Carl C. of Pueblo; Philip of Craig; Hubert of Fruita; and Elmer E. of Gypsum; and by two daughters, Mrs. Florence Seaburg of Fort Morgan; and Mrs. Hugh Sager of La Veta. Funeral services will be tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30 at the La Veta Presbyterian church with the Rev. J. H. Gerault officiating. Members of the Walsenburg Lodge No. 1085, BPOE, will conduct graveside services for the Fort Morgan lodge of which Atchison was a charter member. Interment will be in the La Veta cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Atchley, Bill
Bill Atchley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2002 - Bill Atchley, 67, born March 22, 1935, passed away Dec. 14, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Glen Atchley and Beulah McCormick. Survived by his children, LeaAnna (Terry) Schritter, Sandra (Paul) Herron, and Teresa Atchley; and stepchildren, Carol (Mike) Daugherty and Roy (Carolyn Barton) Dunfee. Granddad of Jeremy, Justin, Christopher, Stacy, William, Terrance and Morgan. Also survived by his brothers, Miles (Sue), Jerry (Phyllis), Howard (Florence) and Richard; and friend and mother of his children, Norma Atchley. Bill was a granddad to many, many more. He played country music in Pueblo for years. He was a heavy equipment operator for Swerdferger Construction until his retirement in 1997. Bill was a very special person and will be missed very much. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Atencio, Agapito P.
Agapito P. Atencio - Huerfano World - February 24, 1994 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1947: Died, Agapito P. Atencio, 55, who founded El Clarin newspaper in 1932 and was Walsenburg postmaster from 1932-1935.

Atencio, Alfonso
Alfonso Atencio - World Independent - February 6, 1949 - Alfonso Atencio died at his home near Redwing yesterday. He was born at Santa Cruz, N.M., Jan. 21, 1869 and lived here for more than 70 years. Survivors include his widow, Rebecca; three sons, Rocky and Isaac of Redwing and Joe of Fort Garland; two daughters, Mrs. Rosa Sanchez and Mrs. Maggie Salazar, both of Fort Collins. Rosary services will be held tomorrow evening at the Furphy Bros. chapel. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Furphy Bros. mortuary and will be announced later.

Atencio, Alfred
Alfred Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2006 - Alfred Atencio, 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 23, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ricardo and Sophia Atencio; and brother, Felipe Atencio. Survived by his loving wife, Maria "Ignacita" Atencio; children, Alfred Atencio Jr., Abel Atencio, Donald (Marlene) Atencio and Daisy (Duane) Yancey; former daughters-in-law, Frances and Debbie; grandchildren, Michael, Angie, Brian, Laurita, Cortney, Torri and Antonio; great grandchildren, A'veon and DomiNick; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today, with Rosary to follow at 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Atencio, Aurelio S.
Aurelio S. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1986 - Aurelio S. Atencio of Walsenburg, June 1, 1986. Father of Seferino (Velma) Atencio, Bernie (Viola) Atencio, and Clorinda (George) Pacheco, all of Walsenburg, and Rose Ann (Nick) CdeBaca, Denver; four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 1 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, N. St Mary with UMWA graveside service. [Editor's note: Transcribed as written.]

Atencio, Benjamin Jonathan
Benjamin Jonathan Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2000 - Benjamin Jonathan Atencio, 54, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 8, 2000. Born July 23, 1946, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Atencio. Survived by sons, Derek Atencio, Scott (Stephanie) Atencio, both of California, Benjamin Atencio Jr., of Florida; daughter, Lorraine Atencio of Florida; and granddaughter, Isabella Atencio of California; mother, Carmella Olivia Hurtado, of Pueblo; sister, Carmella Lynne Ojeda, of Pueblo. He is also survived by two nephews, one niece, and a host of other relatives. Viewing Monday, 1-5 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday, 2 p.m., both at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland St. Cremation to follow.

Atencio, Bernabe
Bernabe "Hermano" Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2001 - Bernabe "Hermano" Atencio, 83, Chama, March 10. Funeral service, 11 am Thursday, March 15, 2001, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Chama. Romero Funeral Home, Alamosa. [No additional information available.]

Atencio, Clorinda
Clorinda Atencio - Huerfano World - November 20, 2003 – In Loving Memory of Our Mother and Grandmother Clorinda Atencio, Nov. 17, 1963. – Verse - Sadly missed by, Daughters Clorinda Pacheco, Roseann Cde Baca & sons Bernie and Sef. And grandchildren.

Atencio, Dave
Dave Atencio - World Independent - October 2, 1956 - Final Rites Held For Dave Atencio - Dave Atencio, who passed away last Friday, was laid to rest yesterday morning in St. Mary cemetery following a Requiem High Mass at 9 o'clock in St. Mary church. Pallbearers were Charles Duran, Judge Joseph Barron, Mike Reviglio, Celedon Salazar, George Stiglich and Damasio Vigil. Honorary bearers were Paul Krier, Leo Stacy, Joe Daher, Abedon Chacon, David Bartagnoli and Mateo Cordova.

Atencio, Elisa
Mrs. Elisa Valdez Atencio - Huerfano World - August 25, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1951: Mrs. Elisa Valdez Atencio, widow of Antonio, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Epifanio Lucero. She had been a resident of the area since 1877. [Editor's Note: Elisa Atencio died in August 1951. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, August 21, 1951, Page 8.]

Atencio, Fedelina M.
Fedelina M. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2001 - Fedelina M. Atencio, 87. Both services, St. Anne Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. James E. Friel, celebrant. Complete announcements in Thursday edition of The Pueblo Chieftain. Family at 2802 E. 14th. Pueblo Chieftain April 06, 2001 Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Anne Catholic Church. Rev. James E. Friel, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.

Atencio, Filbert
Filbert Atencio – Walsenburg World – April 18, 1912 - Died at Walsenburg Colo., April 14, 1912, Filbert Atencio, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Atencio, age 1 year, 3 mo., 24 days.

Atencio, Frank F.
Frank F. Atencio - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – February 2003 - Frank F. Atencio, age 85, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on February 26, 2003. He was born on September 17, 1917 to Frank and Ninfa Atencio in Mora, New Mexico. He came to Trinidad as a child. Frank was a veteran of World War II serving in the European and African Theater. He moved to Wyoming after being in the service and was employed as a sheepherder/farmhand. Frank returned to Trinidad to retire. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Preceding him in death are his parents, brother George, nieces Gena Whatley and Claudia Romero. Survivors are his son, Thomas Atencio; daughter, Bonnie Atencio both of Denver; brother Antonio Atencio of Trinidad; sisters, Cora Baxter, Marina Sandoval, Julia Atencio of Trinidad and Angie (George) Whatley of Denver. He will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, grandchildren and friends. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements for Frank F. Atencio are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Atencio, Govano
Govano Atencio - Walsenburg World - January 9, 1902 - Died Monday, January 6, 1902, at Walsenburg, Colo. Govano Atencio, aged 11 years and Tuesday, January 7, 1902 Nicomo Atencio, aged 6 years, both children of A. Atencio of Walsenburg.

Atencio, Isaac E.
Isaac E. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2006 - Isaac E. Atencio, 65, passed away on June 3, 2006. Survived by his children, Robert Atencio, Jeannie Atencio and J. R. Isaac Atencio, all of Piketon, Ohio; sisters, Bertha Lavato of Pueblo, Viola Bush of Missouri; brother, Art A. (Elly Gallegos) Atencio of Pueblo; and special nephew, Steve (Belinda) Lavato of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Manulita Atencio. Isaac was born on July 29, 1940, in Ortiz, Colo. He was a barber for the Air Force Academy and a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Atencio, Jason
Jason Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2001 - Jason Atencio, 20, Del Norte. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today at New Life Fellowship Church, Del Norte, Colo. [No other information available.]

Atencio, Jose de la Paz
Jose de la Paz Atencio - Walsenburg Independent – June 9, 1925 - Paz Atencio, Former Sheriff of Huerfano County, Dies Sunday - Jose de la Paz Atencio, 68 years old, and one of the oldest residents of Walsenburg, passed away Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. Pacheco. Mr. Atencio was elected sheriff of Huerfano county in 1884 and served for one term. Mr. Atencio came to Huerfano county with his grandfather, Don Jose Francisco Atencio, in the early sixties. Old settlers of Walsenburg will recall that it was the grandfather who gave land to the city for the purpose of developing the community. Alex. Levy has taken care of Mr. Atencio for a number of years. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the St. Mary's church. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery, where he was buried beside his brother who was killed 37 years ago.

Atencio, Josephine
Josephine Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1986 - Miss Josephine Atencio, of Walsenburg, April 25, 1986. Aunt of William G. (Stella) Atencio of Pueblo, and Miss Viola Atencio of Walsenburg. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Boies Almont Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Members of Altar Society urged to attend service. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Atencio, Julian
Julian Atencio – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 3, 1876 – He is Lodged in Pueblo County Jail – Julian Atencio, the man shot by Miguel Archuleta one day last week at Walsenburg, died on Saturday last of his wounds. The authorities of Huerfano County, fearing that Archuleta would be taken from the jail and lynched by the friends of the murdered man, removed the prisoner from Walsenburg to this city on Sunday. The friends of Atencio were very turbulent and it was only through the exertions of Silverio Suaso, Esq., aided by other prominent citizens of the neighborhood, that the prisoner was not hanged. Mr. Suaso, though a friend of the murdered man, stood up manfully for law and order and he is worthy of the greatest praise. When the prisoner was removed from the jail to the train, the friends of Atencio were out in full force and well armed, but the presence of a strong guard prevented any stronger demonstration than the heaping of much abuse upon the head of the murderer. Archuleta, we understand, claims that Atencio had threatened his (Archuleta's) life and that a conspiracy had been formed to murder him (Archuleta). Archuleta is now in the county jail here and seems much depressed.

Atencio, Leonardo
Leonardo Atencio – Walsenburg World – April 18, 1912 - Died at Walsenburg Colo., April 1, 1912, Leonardo Atencio, infant son of A. Atencio, age 1 day.

Atencio, Lisa S.
Lisa S. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2001 - Lisa S. Atencio, 29, of Alamosa. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. today at the Sacred Heart Church in Alamosa, Colo. [No other information available.]

Atencio, Michael A.
Michael A. "Spike" Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2001 - Michael A. "Spike" Atencio, 43, departed this life unexpectedly, June 15, 2001. Born April 29, 1958, in Monte Vista, he was employed as a framer for Kuhn Homes and a trimmer for Cedar Creek Designing Company. A 1976 graduate of South High School, he was an avid sportsman who loved big and little game hunting and fishing at his favorite fishing holes in Creede, Colo. He loved attending the Rockies and the Broncos. He also played softball and was the pitcher for Kuhn Homes' softball team. He enjoyed family get-togethers and hard rock music. He was a member of the Steel City Eagles Aerie 3361. He enjoyed collecting all types of eagle figurines. Survived by his wife, Susie Gallegos Atencio; parents, Tobias and Rosine (Duran) Atencio; siblings, John (Maira) Atencio, Nathalie (Jerry) Cox, Claudia Atencio, Vernal (Richard) Sanchez, Rubina Graham, Betty (Brian) Abbott; grandmother, Lydia Duran; mother-in-law, Cordy Trujillo; sister-in-law, Christine (Rody) Manzanares; brother-in-law, John (Irene) Trujillo; godchildren, Ryan Armijo, Rebecca Graham; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, co-workers and his softball team family. Preceded in death by an infant brother, Toby Atencio II; grandparents, Juan and Rafelita Gonzales and Ruben Duran. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rev. John Waters S.J. celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 649 S. Cameo Court, Pueblo West and 3007 Azalea St.

Atencio, Nicomo
Nicomo Atencio - Walsenburg World - January 9, 1902 - Died Monday, January 6, 1902, at Walsenburg, Colo. Govano Atencio, aged 11 years and Tuesday, January 7, 1902 Nicomo Atencio, aged 6 years, both children of A. Atencio of Walsenburg.

Atencio, Onesimo S.
Onesimo Seferino “Terri” Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2002 - Onesimo Seferino “Terri” Atencio, 66, passed away May 15, 2002. Survived by two sisters and three brothers. Born Feb. 20, 1936, in Walsenburg, Colo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial gathering, 5:30 p.m. today at Alano Club, 320 Clark St.

Atencio, Phillip
Phillip Atencio – Pueblo Chieftain – June 19, 2003 - Phillip Atencio, 76, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2003, after a lengthy illness at the Life Care Center of Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Atencio; and mother, Delmira Herrera; sister, Mary Lopez; brothers, Jose M., George and Pete Atencio. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Eliza G. Atencio; son, Mike (Barbara) Atencio; daughters, Lorraine (Fred) Atencio, Betty (Joe) Castro and Brenda (John) Lewis; grandchildren, Shelley (Vince), Orlando (Antoinette), Fredrick (Desiree), Mike (Kim), Catrina and Duane; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Karissa, Freddy, Jonathon, Rayann, Joseph, Domonique, Aireana and Mercedes; brother, Carlos Atencio; sisters, Adela Martinez, Maria-Inez Sanchez, Ramona (Barolin) Fernandez; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Phillip retired from CF&I Steel after 28 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his retirement, Phillip enjoyed selling chili to his friends. Viewing will be 3 to 5 p.m. today; and a prayer service will be 7 p.m. tonight, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2003, also at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Atencio, Rebecca
Rebecca Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2005 - Rebecca Atencio, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 25, 2005. Born Feb. 9, 1921, to Willie and Cleotilde Sanchez, who preceded her in death. Also preceded by her husband, Ruben Atencio; three brothers; three sisters; and grandson, Manuel Atencio Jr. She is survived by her children, Connie (Richard) Ramos, Lola Atencio Gutierrez, Anita (Sam) Rodriguez, Ruben W. Atencio, Mary Jean Ortega De Atencio, Tom (Cora) Atencio, Manuel (Lorraine Vigil) Atencio and Carolyn (George) Armijo; special friend and caregiver, Alejandra "Alex" Arrieta; 24 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Rosary and at St. Leander Hall after Mass.

Atencio, Ruben
Ruben Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2002 - Age 90, of Pueblo, passed away March 2, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Florencio and Manuelita Atencio; grandson, Manuel Atencio Jr.; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Atencio; sons, Ruben W. Atencio Jr., J. Tom (Cora) Atencio and Manuel (Lorraine Vigil) Atencio; daughters, Connie (Richard) Ramos, Lola Atencio-Gutierrez, Anita (Sam) Rodriguez, Mary Jean Ortega-de Atencio and Carolyn (George) Armijo; special great-grandson, Robby Solony; 28 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren; health care givers and best friends, Luis Medina, Alejandra Arrieta and Darla Calderon; also by numerous nieces and nephews. He played saxophone, loved to fish, had a great sense of humor and was an avid musician. His greatest love was his wife of 65 years, Rebecca, and his family. Vigil rosary will be 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel and memorial funeral Mass, noon Wednesday at St. Leander Church, with celebrant the Rev. Ben Bacino. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SRDA Meals on Wheels.

Atencio, Silvano Jr.
Silvano Atencio Jr. - November 7, 2001 - Silvano Atencio Jr., 72, of Denver died Oct. 4. Services were Oct. 9, with burial at Golden Cemetery. Mr. Atencio was born in Walsenburg on Aug. 13, 1929. He married Angela Lopez, 1950. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a warehouseman for Rocky Mountain Mercantile. Survivors include his wife; daughters Dolores Fernandez, Genevieve Barron, Marilyn Sanchez and Jeannette Romero, all of Denver; sons Silvano II and Joseph, both of Denver; sisters Elizabeth Martinez, Olga Martinez and Genevieve Sierra, all of Denver; brother John of Denver; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Atencio, Stella M.
Stella M. Atencio - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 1999 - Stella M. Atencio, 70, passed away June 4, 1999, at Parkview Hospital following a brief illness. A Pueblo resident for most of her life, Stella was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Antonito. She attended College at Highlands University of New Mexico and Adams State College in Alamosa. She was an active member of the American GI Forum Ladies Auxiliary Pueblo Chapter until her health began to fail her. Preceded in death by her mother, Adelida Brito Ortiz- stepfather, Fred Ortiz- brother, Raymond Ortiz- father and mother-in-law, Claude and Manuelita Atencio. Survived by her husband, Arthur A. Atencio- children, Mike(Elizabeth) Atencio, Fred Atencio, Arthur (Lorraine) Atencio, Daniel Atencio, Ana Atencio- grandchildren, Rosana, Artie, Gene, Carlos, Tonita, Michelle, Pearl and Ruby Atencio- five great-grandchildren- aunt, Julia Gutierrez-special cousins, Martha McCoy, Julia Garcia- in-laws, Bertha Lobato, Viola Bush, Isaac Atencio- numerous other relatives and friends. At her request, no viewing. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Edward Nunez celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1501 E. Third St.

Atencio, William G. Jr.
William G. Atencio Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1999 - William G. Atencio Jr., Passed away July 29, 1999, in Pueblo William was born in Walsenburg on March 16, 1922, and had lived in Pueblo since 1940. Mr. Atencio was employed as a brick layer in the steel mill for many years before his retirement in 1972. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. William was preceded in death by his wife, Della, in 1998 and is survived by his daughters, Phyllis (Lucky) Naranjo of Broomfield, Wilma Elizabeth Gomez of California, Alice (Rodney) Howe of Fort Collins and four grandchildren. Cremation in the Crematory. Private family services will be held. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the mortuary.

Ater, M. Arlene
M. Arlene Ater - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1997 - M. Arlene Ater, 60, passed away Sept. 26, 1997. Survived by her husband, Jack Ater, of the family home- children, JB, Christy, Rene, Debby, Denny and Kim- sister, Lois Phillips- mother-in-law, Wilma Ater- 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Born on March 24, 1937, in Eldorado, Ill. Member of Southwest Church of Christ. The family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Minister Jerry C. Lawlis officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation through the funeral home office

Ates, Leyla Susan
Leyla Susan Ates - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 1986 - Leyla Susan Ates, 4, Aurora, died March 29, 1986. Daughter of Baki and Maxine Ates; sister of Deniz Ates, all of Aurora; granddaughter of Max and Evelyn Alarid; niece of Ron and Marci Alarid; Joe and Debbie Vigil; and Arthur Alarid, all of Pueblo. Great-granddaughter of Victor Alarid, and Augustina Herrera, both of Walsenburg; also survived by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins living in Turkey. Services, 7 p.m. Thursday, Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 242 Havana, Havana Shopping Center, and noon Friday, Islamic Center, Parker Road and Iliff, both in Aurora. Interment, Hampden Memorial Gardens.

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