The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Atkins, LeRoy T.
LeRoy T. Atkins - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1986 - LeRoy T. Atkins, 82, departed this life on March 15, 1986. Survived by wife, Dorothy Atkins of Gravois Mills, Mo.; daughter, Pearlana (Angelo) Salvo of Pueblo; brother, Carlyle Atkins of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Ethel Durham of San Diego, Calif.; and Waneta Meadows of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Phyllis Gerken of Pueblo; Ray Baker of Jacksonville, Fla.; and LeAnn McCreedy of Manhattan, Kan. Also survived by four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, LeRoy Thomas Atkins Jr. Mr. Atkins was born on Dec. 3, 1903, in St. Louis, Mo., and was a former Pueblo resident. He was a retired assistant fire chief after 37 years of service with the St. Joseph Fire Department in Missouri. Visitation hours from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, 1986, at Imperial Chapel with Rev. Ross Purinton officiating. Interment, Section A, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Atkins, Lisa Sharon
Lisa Sharon Ford Atkins - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1986 - Lisa Sharon Ford Atkins, 29, July 26, 1986, at Tequesta, Fla. Graveside service to be announced.

Atkins, Patricia Ellen
Patricia Ellen Atkins - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2004 - Patricia Ellen Atkins, 66, of Rye, passed away Feb. 11, 2004. Survived by her husband, Ralph W. Atkins; daughter, Amy (Danny) Chenault; and mother, Geneva Hastings; both of Terre Haute, Ind.; grandchildren, Zachary Atkins and Justin Chenault; brother, Doug (Olga) Hastings of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her father, Ivan Hastings; and sister, Janet Watson. Patricia was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Terre Haute, Ind., and was a longtime member of the Academy Christian Church in Colorado Springs. As per her request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Those who desire may make memorials to Rye Volunteer Fire Department. Tribune-Star - February 16, 2004 - Patricia Ellen Atkins, 66, of Rye, Colo., formerly of Terre Haute died Wednesday Feb. 11, 2004. She was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Terre Haute to Ivan Hastings and Geneva Hastings. Survivors include her husband, Ralph W. Atkins; one daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Danny Chenault of Terre Haute; her mother of Terre Haute; two grandchildren, Zachary Atkins and Justin Chenault; one brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Olga Hastings of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Janet Watson. She was a longtime member of Academy Christian Church in Colorado Springs. As per her request, there will be no viewing or services. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to Maplewood Christian Church. Montgomery and Steward Funeral Home in Pueblo, Colo., assisted with arrangements.

Atkinson, Charles E.
Charles E. Atkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1998 - Charles E. Atkinson, 83. Graveside service, 2 p.m. today at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Jon Winans officiating. [No other information available.]

Atkinson, Edith
Edith Atkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Edith Atkinson passed away Nov. 30, 1 987; Survived by her children, Reva Latta, Thelma Flock, Lucille Champ, all of Fargo, Okla., Katherine Gilbert, Dexter, Kan,, Lauren Atkinson, Garden City, Kan., Ronald Atkinson, Mary VanCamp, Betty Martin, all of Pueblo, Faye Purvis, Beulah, Leon Atkinson, Las Animas and Keith Atkinson of Sugar City; sisters, Lillian Matter, Wichita, Kan., and Etta Swearingen, California; 40 grandchildren; 126 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 30748 Hillside Road.

Atkinson, Elfie Bernice
Elfie Bernice Atkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 7, 1987 - Elfie Bernice Atkinson, late of Pueblo, died July 4, 1987, at a Denver hospital. Survived by her son, Elwyn (Mary Lou) Atkinson, Arvada; two grandchildren, Glenn Lee (Tina) Atkinson, Golden, and Judith Ann Atkinson, Chicago, Ill. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Member of Broadway Christian Church, Colorado Music Teachers Association, Amaranth, Adah Chapter No. 34, Order of Eastern Star. Born Dec. 15, 1900, in Pueblo. Lifetime Pueblo resident. Mrs. Atkinson was a private music teacher. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert F. Atkinson, Nov. 17, 1958. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside service by Adah Chapter No. 34, OES. Visitation until service time Wednesday.

Atkinson, Matilda E.
Matilda E. Atkison - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1987 - Matilda E. Atkison, Jan. 19, 1987. Wife of H.O. (Hank) Atkison. Stepmother of Norm a Jean Davis, Pueblo; sister of Mary Shure, Frank Zupancic, John (Helen) Zupancic, Rudolph (Velda) Zupancic, Louis (Rose) Zupancic, William (Aleen) Zupancic and Fred Zupancic, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Zupancic, 1947, and Anthony Zupancic, 1978; and her parents, Joseph and Mary Zupancic. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs., Atkison was a member of Sunset Park Church of Christ. She was employed as a waitress for 20 years at the Union Station Train Depot and retired several years ago. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sunset Park Church of Christ will be conducted by Pastor Gale McKinley. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They will greet friends at the church following the committal service.

Atkinson, Max
Max Atkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - Max Atkinson, born Dec. 19, 1920 in W. Virginia, passed away July 7, 2006. Survived by sons Marc and J, granddaughters and great grandson. No funeral at his request.

Atlas, David
David Atlas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 1998 - David Atlas, 92, of Pueblo passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998. David was a Pueblo resident since 1950, a Holocaust survivor, active member of United Hebrew Center and a very devoted husband and father. Predeceased by wife of 60 years, Sally Atlas. He is survived by two daughters, Frieda (Scott) Hall of Cohasset, Minn., and Helena (Michael) Atlas-Acuna of Pueblo- and two granddaughters, Adele Hall and Sara Atlas-Acuna. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at B'nai Jacob Cemetery.

Atlas, Sally
Sally Atlas - Pueblo Chieftain -January 08, 1998 - Sally Atlas, 92, a Pueblo resident of 58 years, passed away Jan. 6, 1998. Sally was one of the survivors of the holocaust during WWII. She was active in Hadassah, United Hebrew Center, Allied Jewish Council, Eagles Auxiliary, and the B'nai B'rith Women. She is remembered as a devoted wife and mother by her husband, David Atlas- children Frieda (Scott) Hall, Helena (Michael) Atlas-Acuna- and grandchildren, Adele Hall and Sara Atlas-Acuna. Funeral service to be held 2 p.m. today at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, B'nai Jacob Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Hebrew Center, 106 W. 15th Street, Pueblo, Colo.

Atler, Joe C. Jr.
Joe C. Atler Jr. - Daily Times-Call - July 9, 2004 - Joe C. Atler Jr. of Longmont died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties in Louisville. He was 65. He was born May 2, 1939, in Costilla, N.M., to Joe C. Sr. and Pauline (Martinez) Atler. He grew up in Costilla, moving to Avondale at age 12. Mr. Atler worked as a farm worker and was involved with growing crops, irrigating fields and raising cattle. He also worked at a plant in Laramie, Wyo., that made railroad ties. He managed a lumberyard in Frederick and did construction work. For the last 15 years, Mr. Atler was disabled. He enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and taking drives, just for the ride. He will be remembered for his devotion to his children and grandchildren and for how he enjoyed spending time with them. He is survived by a son, Joe C. Atler III of Denver; three daughters, Dolores Atler of Denver, Mary Ann Valdez and her husband Rudy of Pueblo and Cindy Starr and her husband Ernest of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; three brothers, Robert Lira and his wife Etna of Denver, Charlie Lira and his wife Martha of Pueblo and Tony Martinez and his wife Audrey of Longmont; five sisters, Theresa Martinez and her husband Johnny, Mary Gonzales and her husband Tony, Alice Garcia, Gloria Dunn and Beatrice Martinez, all of Longmont; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Atler was preceded in death by a niece, Josie Padilla; and a nephew, Junior Martinez. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Howe Mortuary. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Deacon Bob Howard officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 8, also at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Mickey Flaska presiding. Cremation arrangements will take place after the services at Howe Mortuary, Longmont.

Atteberry, David William
David William Atteberry - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2001 - David William Atteberry, 45, departed this life Sept. 3, 2001. Cremation has taken place. [No other information available.]

Atteberry-Ames, Sarah M.
Sarah M. Atteberry-Ames - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1999 - Sarah M. Atteberry-Ames passed away May 21, 1999, in Pueblo. Sarah was born in Tahlequah, Okla., on Jan. 13, 1936, and had lived in Pueblo since her teenage years. She was employed as a registered nurse at Parkview Hospital and the State Hospital for many years and was a professor of nursing and psychology at USC. She also served on the board of Spanish Peaks Mental Health. Sarah was proud of her Cherokee Indian heritage and enjoyed volunteering as a greeter at the State Fair and traveling the world. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mary Cain- and a brother, O.D. Edwards. Sarah is survived by her husband, Lonnie Ames- children, Jeanette (Peter) Coleman, Eugene (Billea) Ames, David (Beatrice) Atteberry, Darryl Atteberry, Doug Atteberry, all of Pueblo, Eric (Shawndra) Ames of Thornton- her grandchildren, Jeremy Campbell, Jeanine Atteberry, Darryl Jones, David and Tiffany Atteberry, Chesley, Alyssa, Matthew, Aaron, Chance Ames and Desmond- her great-grandson, Dominic Gallegos- her parents-in-law, Bertha Ames-Ackerman and Delon Ackerman of Minnesota- numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins including, Shirley Edwards, Sharon Troyer, both of Pueblo and Butch Edwards of California. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held on Friday, May 28, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Broadway Christian Church, 206Broadway, with Rev. Hal Hartman officiating. The family will greet friends in the church reception hall following the service.

Atterberry, Mildred A.
Mildred A. Atterberry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2000 - Mildred A. Atterberry, age 85, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2000. She was born on July 17, 1915, in La Junta, Colo. Mrs. Atterberry is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard R. Atterberry. She is survived by her children, Betty (John) Hicks, Pueblo West, JoAnn (Louie) Blagg, Pueblo, Lerenna (Terry) Eastman, Baton Rouge, La., and Scott (Jennifer) Atterberry of Pueblo; stepchildren, Leone (Keith) Hatch, Logan, Utah, Carolyn (Glen) Hepworth, Pueblo, and Boyd (Priscilla) Atterberry of Utah. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Atterberry was a member of Broadway Christian Church. Funeral service, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Christian Church Memorial Fund in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Atterberry, Otis F.
Otis F. Atterberry - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1986 - Otis F. Atterberry, formerly of Pueblo, late of Lakewood, died Friday, June 27, 1986, in a Lakewood nursing home. Survived by seven nieces and nephews. Born June 12, 1900, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister. At his request, cremation. No services.

Atwater, Arna E.
Arna E. Atwater - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2002 - Arna E. Atwater, 48, joined her sisters, Edna Bittman and Roberta Mendicello, in heaven on Saturday, March 23, 2002. Arna was born in Pueblo on Sept. 22, 1953. She was a longtime employee of Minnequa Works Credit Union. She is survived by her parents, Arnold and Emma Bittman of Pueblo; her husband, Larry Atwater; and daughter, Amanda of Pueblo West; sisters, June (Hugh) Byerly of Pueblo West, and Norma (Bob) Yagnich of Golden, Colo.; father- and mother-in-law, Walt and Wanda Atwater of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Robin (Karl) Birch of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will he held in Arna's honor on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Central Christian Church. The time of the service will follow later. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Arna's memory.

Atwell, Melton E.
Melton E. “Red” Atwell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1992 - Melton E. “Red” Atwell, of Lucedale, Miss., died Dec. 28, 1992, in Hurley, Miss. He had lived in Pueblo since 1947 where he worked in construction. Services will be held in Biloxi, Miss., at the National Cemetery. O'Bryant O'Keefe Funeral Home of Pascagoula, Miss., is handling arrangements. Mr. Atwell was married to Wilma Atwell, who is deceased. He is survived by son, Mel Atwell, Post Falls, Idaho; daughter, Penelope Conklin, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Fragile-X Foundation, 1441 York St., Suite 215, Denver, Colo. 80206.

Atwood, E. H.
E. H. Atwood – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: E. H. Atwood is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. E. H. Atwood: American, age 42, married with one surviving child. He was a "timberman" for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Atwood, Willie
Willie Atwood - Walsenburg World - January 11, 1912 - Died at Pryor, Colo. January 5, 1912 Willie Atwood, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Atwood, age 11 days.

Aubert, LaVerle D.
LaVerle D. Aubert - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2005 - LaVerle D. Aubert passed away Sept. 7, 2005, in Pueblo. LaVerle was born May 10, 1920, in Plainview, Neb., to Henry and Grayce Shearer Ketelsen. LaVerle had lived in Arizona, South Dakota and California before settling in Pueblo in 1998. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in South Dakota and the First United Methodist Church. LaVerle was preceded in death by her first husband, Delbert Norris, in 1941 and her second, Wilfred Aubert, in 2000. She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Merlin) Lillie of Oklahoma, Allen (Diane) Aubert of Pueblo, Wayne (Kathleen) Aubert of Denver; a brother, Lonald Ketelsen of Nevada; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 10, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St. Cremation will follow. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Plainview, Neb.

Aubert, Wilfred E.
Wilfred E. Aubert - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2000 - Wilfred E. Aubert passed away April 2, 2000, after a short illness. He was born March 20, 1917, in Neligh, Neb., and had lived in Arizona, South Dakota and California before moving to Pueblo two years ago. He was employed in management for Moor Man Mfg. Company for 19 years before his retirement in 1974. Wilfred is survived by his wife of 56 years, LaVerle Aubert; his daughter, Marilyn (Merlin) Lillie; sons, Wayne (Kathleen) Aubert and Allen (Diane) Aubert; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Aubert will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2000, in the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory. Interment will follow at a later date in Plainview, Neb. The family asks that memorials be directed to the United Methodist Building Fund or to the Heart Fund. Donations may be made through the mortuary.

Audrit, Felix
Felix Audrit - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain – December 10, 1915 – Puebloan Dies From Poison Dose - Felix Audrit, 31, a butcher, who drank poison, died without having regained consciousness. Ill health is supposed to have been responsible for the suicide.

Aufrichtig, Hans B.
Hans B. Aufrichtig - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1997 - Hans B. Aufrichtig, 62, passed away June 27, 1997, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Branchburg, N.J.

Augon, Aululio
Aululio Augon - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 21, 1921 - According to the verdict of the coroner's jury in Pueblo, Antonio Romero committed justifiable homicide when he inflicted a beating and gunshot wounds upon Aululio Augon, after having found his wife in the latter's arms.

August, Elizabeth
Elizabeth August - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1999 - Elizabeth August, 93, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 1999. She is preceded in death after 54 years of marriage by her husband, Louie August, on Aug. 26, 1977. She is survived by her children, Betty Hemphill, Louis August, Jean (Bob) Christenson and Violet (Fred) Melton; grandchildren, Bobbie Velasquez, Donald Christenson, Linda (Kurt) Ones, Lori (Wayne) Pecheck, Gary Hemphill, Donna (Steve) Knezevich, Cheryl (Dave) Doherty, Kelvin (Jeannette) Melton and Stuart (Debbie) Hemphill; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Family respectfully requests that in lieu of food and flowers contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 230 N. Union St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003 and\or the Church Organ Fund, c\o Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo, Colo. 81005.

August, Louis J.
Louis J. August - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2004 - Louis J. August, 79, born Nov. 17, 1925, passed away Dec. 12, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Idamae; parents, Louie and Elizabeth August; and sister, Betty Hemphill. Survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda August-Ones and Kurt Ones, and Lori and Wayne Pechek; grandchildren, Chad and Cole Ones, and Ty, Taneisha and Tony Pechek. Also survived by loving sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Bob Christenson and Violet and Fred Melton; in-laws, Helen Lutes, Bill and Barbara Krasovec, Elsie Jacobs, and Katherine and Leo Beller; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, May Rose Chubrillo, Carl and Rose Amato and Don and Louisa Warren and numerous other friends. Louis was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from the C&W Railroad after 43 years of service and was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE. At his request, cremation with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may by made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory. The family will receive friends at 306 La Vista Road.

August, Ruth
Ruth August - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1997 - Ruth August, former Pueblo and Walsenburg resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyo. Mrs. August worked at the Colorado State Hospital. She was a member of First Congregational Church while in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband in 1971; an infant daughter; a great-grandson, Brandon Jensen; daughter-in-law, Agnes August; and two brothers, Steve and John Beres. Survived by sons, Gus S. (Roberta) of Albany, Ore., John W. of Worland, Wyo., Fred D. (Genia) of Oak Harbor, Wash; daughter, Ruthlee (Jim) Sterk of Colorado City sister, Elizabeth August of Pueblo; 14 grandchildren- 28 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Augustine, Frieda A.
Frieda A. Augustine - Pueblo Chieftain - June 7, 1987 - Mrs. Frieda A. Augustine passed away June 5, 1987. Survived by her children, Erna (Erwin) Prestel, Valery Rehar and Lucia (Roy) Hipp, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Esther Ann Dawson, Lotus, Calif.; Roy L. Hipp Jr., Manitou Springs; Larry H. Hipp, Rocky Ford; Sgt. Elizabeth E. Hipp, Des Moines, Iowa; Sylvia (Ken) Rose, Lakewood; Yutta (Ron) Wilson, Denver; Carol Lance Strong, Arizona; great-grandchildren, Heidi (Jim) Conners, Pueblo; and Sonja Dawson, Lotus, Calif. Survived also by four great-great-grandchildren. Born Jan. 17, 1898, in Poland, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident retiring from the dietary department at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Cremation, Rouch Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred J. Johnson officiating. Those who desire may make contributions to the Disabled American Veterans, through the funeral home office. Friends will be received at 2227 N. Elizabeth.

Aulds, Billy R.
Billy R. Aulds - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2003 - Billy R. Aulds, 50, passed away Jan. 24, 2003. Survived by his mother, Elleta Jinks; brothers, Robert, Byron and James Aulds; half brother, Leslie Jinks. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorial contributions welcome in Billy's name through the funeral home office.

Aurich, Keith H.
Keith H. Aurich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1986 - Keith H. Aurich of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, at the L.D.S. Church, 1435 Elm, Canon City, with Bishop Tim Chase officiating. Interment, Mountain Vale Memory Gardens. Visitation, 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family prefers donations to Hemophilia Foundation.

Ausan, Ardys C.
Ardys C. Ausan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2000 - Ardys C. Ausan, 84, passed away April 11, 2000. Survived by her children, James (JoAnn) Ausan of Pueblo and Sally (Lee) Culver of St. Francisville, La.; sister, Audrey Hofstad of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Kristi (Paul) McGaugh of San Antonio, Texas, Andrea (Ron) White of Dripping Springs, Texas, Holly (Kent) Black of Houston, Texas, Tammy (Brett) Alexander of Plano, Texas, Colleen Ausan of Denver, Peter Ausan of Pueblo and Kristy Culver of Baton Rouge, La.; great-grandchild, Ausan McGaugh; numerous nephews; and many friends from Tabor Lutheran and King of Kings Lutheran. Ardys was born Jan. 30, 1916, in Gayville, S.D. She enjoyed friends and the staff at Belmont Senior Care and received excellent care there for the past five years. The family would like to extend special thanks to Kathy Valdez of Belmont Senior Care for her loving care and her special friendship to Ardys. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with Pastor Jack Schmidt officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church.

Ausbun, William Ray
William Ray Ausbun - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1986 - William Ray Ausbun, 54, passed away Dec. 8, 1986, in Phoenix, Ariz., following a lengthy illness. Survived by his son, Jack (Nancy), Pueblo; sister, Sally (Conrad) Wawrzyczny, Pueblo; brothers, Thomas (Eleanor), Pueblo, Victor (Pearl), Phoenix; and numerous nieces and nephews. Employed at CF&I Steel Corp. for 35 years in the billings and receivables department. Served in active Navy from 1951 to 1955. Also served 30 years in the Navy Reserve as the Master Chief of the Command at the Naval Reserve Center in Pueblo. Honorary Admiral of Colorado Navy. Born Aug. 22, 1932, in Rolla, Kan. The body will lie in state 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 to 9 a.m. Friday. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, Mountain View Cemetery. Graveside honours by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family can be contacted at 2802 Fifth Ave.

Ausmus, Herval W.
Herval W. Ausmus - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2000 - Herval W. Ausmus, 59, passed away June 6, 2000. Services, 2 p.m. Friday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, and Friday until service time, at the funeral home.

Ausmus, Madge
Madge Meacham Ausmus - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1987 - Madge Meacham Ausmus, 85, passed away Aug. 20, 1987, at Prowers Medical Center. Survived by her husband, Kay, of the family home; two sons, George (Jo) Ausmus and Herval (Brenda) Ausmus, both of Lamar; daughter, Doris Prant of Elma, Wash.; two sisters, Vesta Nobles of Lamar, Floss Mobley of Castro Valley, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Ethel Ausmus of Pueblo. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Peacock-Wood Chapel, with Ron Wilson officiating. Interment, Fairmount.

Ausmus, Maggie
Maggie Ausmus – Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1997 - Maggie Ausmus, 92, longtime Two Buttes-area resident, passed away Sept. 30, 1997. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Aust, Evelyn
Evelyn Aust - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2001 - Age 87, passed away Aug. 11, 2001. Born May 2, 1914 in Lufkin, Texas, and was a Pueblo resident since 1946. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles J. Aust who was a general contractor in Pueblo. Survived by sister-in-law, Beatrice Brennan of Lufkin, Texas; three nephews, Mike Brennan, Tampa, Fla., James (Skipper) Brennan, Lufkin, Texas, and J.P. Dodgen, Llano, Texas. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Austin, Aubrey C.
Aubrey C. Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1998 - Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel Fort Collins, Colo. Aubrey C. Austin passed away Sept. 7, 1998, in Fort Collins, Colo. Aubrey, the son of Ralph and Anna Austin, was born in Albion, Neb., on Jan. 11, 1911. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Vera. They were married in Garden City, Kan., on Nov. 30, 1933. In 1937, they moved to Pueblo, where they resided until 1992. Aubrey was a manager at Safeway until his retirement in 1968. He was a member of the Elks Club, where he enjoyed playing pool and was a former member of Sertoma International. In the 1950s he won several trophies at the skeet and trap range and also enjoyed fly fishing. He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Harry) Ferguson of Fort Collins- son, Richard (Donna) Austin of Sierra Vista, Ariz.- grandchildren, Harry R. Ferguson, Mike Ferguson, Tina Ferguson, Randy Austin and Jeanne Austin- sisters, Pauline, Georgie and Evelyn- brother, Jack- as well as eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A will be held at Parkwood Estates, 2201 S. Lemay Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998. Private interment will be in Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dunn Elementary School where he had worked with the kindergarten children as a volunteer in care of Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel.

Austin, David Gene
David Gene Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2000 - David Gene Austin, age 44, broke the chains that bound him to this earth on July 13, 2000. He is survived by his sons, Shelby G. (Brenda) Austin and August "Gus" (Kim) Austin; granddaughter, Casey G. Austin; and parents, Phil and Sadie Austin. He is also survived by brothers, Phil Austin II and Eric Austin (David Whybrew); sister, Valerie (Esco III) Billings; aunt and uncles, Earlene (Russell) Spicola, John Rummel, Bill Rummel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandparents, Alys and Earl Rummel, Mary and Tony Saracino; and mentor, Dorcy Waterman. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m., Elks Lodge No. 90, 426 N. Santa Fe Ave. His family will receive friends at the home of his sister. David's sense of humor and quick wit will be forever remembered in our hearts. We'll miss you, bro.

Austin, Delpha
Delpha Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1997 - Delpha Austin, born on June 24, 1922, died Sept. 20, 1997. Delpha was one of 12 children born in Boise, Idaho, to Joseph and Nettie Raty. She spent most of her life in the Oakland, Calif., area before coming to Colorado in the 1970s. Survived by her five daughters, Paula Maroney, Pamela McCaffery, Camille Whitten, Janet Cook, Toni Austin- and her 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her happy smile, loving deeds and her dedication to her children. , 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rye LDS Church. Interment, Brookside Cemetery in Rye. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Austin, Elsie Lorene
Elsie Lorene Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Elsie Lorene Austin passed away July 6, 1998, in Pueblo. Elsie was born in Wichita, Kan., on Feb. 23, 1921, to Arthur and Harriett Muller Scaman, and had lived in Pueblo most of her life. She retired from the business office of Parkview Episcopal Hospital after many years of service and was a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church in Pueblo. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by a grandson, Dale Stein, earlier this year and is survived by her children, Van Scott (Cindi) Austin of Craig, Janice (George) Stein, Melanie (Ed) Perko, both of Pueblo, Marlene O'Leary of Westminster- a sister, Lucille (Richard) Serena of Pueblo- as well as nine grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- a niece and nephew. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 1998, in the Park Hill Baptist Church, 1302 E. Fifth Street, with Rev. Lonnie James officiating. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Austin may be made to the Jolly Seniors or the Single Care Ladies through the Park Hill Baptist Church.

Austin, Frank
Frank Austin - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 21, 2007 - November 11, 1934 - November 18, 2007 Frank Austin, age 73, a resident of Colorado Springs since 2003 and formerly of North Carolina for 17 years and Colorado Springs from 1973 to 1987, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2007 after a long illness. He was retired after 21 years in the United States Army and was then a counselor for the last 22 years. Franklin Roosevelt Austin was born on November 11, 1934 in Clinton, North Carolina to the late Lee and Vastha (Surratt) Austin. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Pikes Peak Community College and UCCS in Pueblo. He married Gudrun Schick on June 19, 1967 in Aiken, South Carolina and served his country in Vietnam, receiving numerous awards and citations. He was a member of the New Horizon Band and enjoyed golf and fishing. Mr. Austin is survived by his loving wife: Gudrun of Fountain, Colorado; his daughter: Wendy (husband, Bill) Spencer of Wilmington, North Carolina and his grandchildren: Rachel and Alex. Frank was preceded in death by a daughter: Christina; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Graveside services with Army Honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Pikes Peak Office, 118 N. Tejon Street, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909 or to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. He will be deeply missed.

Austin, Jack G.
Jack G. Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1997 - Jack G. Austin, 62, passed away Sept. 16, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Austin, Kitty
Kitty Austin – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 18, 1872 – Death in a Magnio (?) – Was it Natural, Accidental, or Designed?  The Affair Involved in Mystery.  On Thursday last Dr. Thombs was summoned to attend one of the frail inmates of that classic institution known as the Stranger's Home, who was reported to have been attacked with fits, and in a dying condition.  On making an appearance, the doctor found his patient a girl of considerable personal attractions, responding to the name of Kitty Austin, in a comatose state, and apparently beyond all medical aid.  He prescribed such remedies as the case seemed to demand, and then left, but the girl sank rapidly, and died in a den of infamy, and surrounded by her companions in guilt, at a late hour in the afternoon.  The girl is dead and buried; there is no question about that fact; but whether she died from natural causes, or committed suicide, or was poisoned, either through her own act, or the connivance of others, is open to discussion, and involved in a romantic degree of mystery.  It is well known that the girl was in her usual health, and in good spirits on the day previous, and many have been led to suppose that she committed suicide over the receipt of a letter on Thursday morning, which contained bad news from home.  One report has it that she died from an overdose of morphine, another of hysterical fits (whoever heard of a woman dying of hysterics), and still another that her death was produced by an overdose of morphine administered by her own hand.  It strikes us very forcibly that the case was a fit subject for the coroner, even if the female was a common prostitute, and we believe that the proper authorities, whose duty it is to attend to such matters, were criminally negligent in allowing the interment to take place without an examination.  As the case now stands, it might have been a natural death, a suicide, or a murder, but no one is any the wiser.  In cheering contrast to the apathy displayed by other parties, is the noble conduct of the Rev. Mr. Hamilton.  In response to an invitation which informed him of the sudden death, he repaired to the house and proceeded to administer the last sad rites incident to christian burial.  Standing over the body of the despised Magdalen, and surrounded by men and women who live in an atmosphere of pollution and vice, he pointed out to them the consequences of sin, the uncertainties of life, and the glories of the resurrection.  As he spoke, and pictured to his hearers the beauties of a life spent in charity, virtue and holiness, and implored them to be warned by the career of the poor creature so suddenly called to her last account, many eyes in the hardened throng were suffused in tears, and sobs, groans and ejaculations of remorse were audible throughout the room.  It was a touching scene.  There lay the dead girl in her shroud, surrounded by her companions in guilt, in the very apartment which had often resounded with their midnight orgies, and which seemed a very pandemonium on earth, until death put in an appearance and claimed one of its revellers.  Now, all was hushed, sad and solemn, save by the tones of the minister, who breathed forth the message of the persecuted Son of God, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”  At the conclusion of Mr. Hamilton's remarks, one of the most notorious girls in the institution lifted her right hand and swore a solemn oath that hereafter she would lead a pure and virtuous life, and her resolve, we understand, will be pursued by several others.  In conclusion, we hope that if these fallen ones are sincere in their intentions, our citizens will assist them to reform, and not through coldness and neglect compel them to again place their feet on the ladder the steps of which lead down to hell.

Austin, Luther E.
Luther E. Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1974 - Luther E. Austin, 117 W. 24th, passed away at a local hospital, Thursday, May 16, 1974. Husband of Mrs. Connie Austin; father of Mrs. Cheryl Ocana, Fountain, Colo., and Mrs. Sandra Martin, and Edward Luther Austin, both of Pueblo; grandfather of two; brother of Robert D. Austin, Mrs. Mary E. MacDonald and Miss Mable Austin, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Florence Wadhams, Florence, Colo. Mr. Austin was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, having been born here April 25, 1971 [1917]. He was employed at Southern Colorado State College. Graveside services will be held at Mt. View Cemetery.

Austin, Lynn C.
Lynn C. Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2000 - Lynn C. Austin, 69, passed away June 4, 2000. A closed casket service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until service time at the funeral home.

Austin, Philip E.
Philip E. Austin "Papa" - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2002 - Philip E. Austin "Papa", 70, passed away on Sept. 27, 2002, after a brief illness. Proceeded in death by his parents, Mary Saracino and Tony Saracino and his son David G. Austin. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years Sadie A. Austin; children, Philip E. Austin II, Valerie A. Billings (Esco), Eric L. Austin (David Whybrew); grandchildren, Shelby Austin (Brenda), Gus Austin, Christa Riggle (Mark), Jeremiah Rojas (Leslie), Kenneth Brantley, Kyle Billings, Ross Billings; great-grandchildren, Taylor Sandoval-Riggle, Casey Austin, Jeremy Rojas, Tyce Riggle; sister-in-law Earlene Spicola (Russell), brother-in-laws John Rummel and Bill Rummel; numerous nieces and nephews; Betty Steves and family. Phil served in the Marines during the Korean War in which he received several honors including the Purple Heart. He returned home to raise his family in Pueblo, where he retired from the CF&I. A private memorial was held by the immediate family. His family will receive extended family and friends at the home of his daughter, 1763 28th Lane, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, between the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Austin, Ralph Noble
Ralph Noble Austin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2002 - Ralph Noble Austin, age 77, passed away Oct 3, 2002, in Westcliffe, Colo. He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Hillside, Colo., a son of the late Noble and Florence Koch Austin. Ralph married Uldine King on Feb. 8, 2002, in Raton, N.M. She resides in Westcliffe. He is also survived by two children Beverly (Vincent) Mizer of Fowler, Colo., and Stanley (Peggy) Austin of Lakin, Kan.; five stepchildren, Steve (Ann) Galusha of Colorado Springs, Colo., John (Dee-Dee) Galusha, Pueblo West, Colo., Linda Galusha of Pueblo, Colo., Bonnie (Russ) Stiefel of Seattle, Wash., and Tina (Charles) Grando of Fort Lupton, Colo.; three grandchildren, Heath (Allison) Mizer, Heather (Mike) Sarnowski and Travis Austin; one great-grandchild, Morrison Sarnowski; and one brother, Ben (Fran) Austin of Westcliffe. He is preceded in death by two sisters Ellen and Ada Mae. Ralph was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Silver Cliff Lodge No. 38 in Westcliffe and the Southern Colorado Consistory, he was a member of Al Kaly Shrine. He served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Land Bank for 10 years, was appointed by President Ford to the Farm Credit Board where he served for six years and also served as a Custer County Commissioner for 12 years. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at the Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Westcliffe, Colo., with Rev. Michael Percival, officiating. Interment will be at Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe, Colo.

Austin, William K.
William K. Austin – Pueblo Star Journal – January 3, 1910 – The funeral of William K. Austin, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. William J. Austin, was held from the family home at 517 West Eighth street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment was in Roselawn.

Auten, Glynn T.
Glynn T. Auten - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2002 - Age 74, born Jan. 17, 1928, passed away April 28, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lois I. Auten. Father of Donna (Boyd) Rodman, Pueblo, Christine (Allen) Robertson, Pueblo West, Mary Auten, Northglenn, Gibson T. Auten, Garden City, Kan., and Guy T. Auten and Peggy L. Auten, both of Denver. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Paul) Parker, Pueblo West; two half sisters, Marilyn (John) Allsup and Shirley (Morris) Hale; half brother, Melvin (Carol) Auten, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Ray Auten; mother, Ruth Mott; stepfather, Harold Mott; and half brother, Lou Mott. Glynn was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 17, Eastern Star No. 7, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and retired from the C&W Railroad after 32 years of service. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Autobee, Adeline
Adeline "Lena" Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2005 - Adeline "Lena" Autobee, 56, a lifetime Pueblo resident, born Nov. 2, 1948, passed away June 12, 2005, following a lengthy illness. She was a homemaker, she enjoyed doing ceramics, family gatherings and working in the church. She also lived in Rocky Ford and Avondale. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Frances "Poncha" Autobee; a brother, Charles "Chuck" Autobee; a nephew, Eric J. Autobee. Survived by a daughter, Anita (Rudy) Trujillo; a son, Francisco Vega; three brothers, Robert (Lola) Autobee, Frank (Sherri Fuss) Autobee, Steve (Teresa) Autobee; sister-in-law, Juanita Autobee; four grandchildren, Michael, John Paul, Brianna and Steven Trujillo; special companion, Oscar Fernandez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale.

Autobee, Antonio
Antonio Autobee - Huerfano World - May 22, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1916: Members of the Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesus offers condolences after the death of Antonio Autobee, 42.

Autobee, Carmen
Carmen Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1998 - Carmen Autobee, 59, of Pueblo, formerly of Avondale, passed away July 13, 1998. Carmen retired from the PAD after 32 years of service. She was an avid bingo fan, loved to crochet and really loved spending time with her grandson, Jesse. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, George, who passed away April 30, 1997- and sister, Mary Lobato. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Autobee- and son, Ted Autobee- grandson, Jesse Autobee- and sister, Anne Cordova. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. today, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Cremation will follow per the family's request. Family will receive friends at the church hall following the service where coffee and donuts will be served.

Autobee, Charles
Charles Autobee - Rocky Mountain News - December 9, 1988 - Funeral services will be Saturday, December 10, for Charles Autobee, great-great-grandson of Colorado pioneers Charles and Serafina Autobees, who died this week after a lengthy illness. He was 63. Burial will be in the old St. Vrain Cemetery where his famous namesake and other relatives are buried. (The "s" was dropped from the Autobees' name several generations ago.) Until his death Tuesday in Avondale, Autobee was the caretaker of the historic cemetery 10 miles southeast of Pueblo. Autobee was born July 19, 1925, in Avondale, on the family farm where he spent most of his early years farming and ranching, said his son, Robert Autobee. During World War II, Autobee served in the Army and earned a Purple Heart. He was a prisoner of war in Germany. After returning to the pueblo area, Autobee worked as a forklift operator at the pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 1975. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis "Pancha" Autobee. They had four sons and a daughter. The original Charles Autobees left his native St. Louis when he was about 24. He settled at the site of the Taos Trail crossing at the San Carlos River, seven Miles south of pueblo after securing part of the Nolan Grant, a Mexican land grant. On February 20, 1853, Autobees moved to the confluence of the Huerfano and Arkansas rivers, near present-day Boone. He was joined by Richard Wooten and Joseph B. Doyle in building their adobe placitas in what became known as Autobees Settlement. There are an estimated 2,500 direct descendants of Autobees living in Colorado. The oldest living relative is great-grandson, Mariano Autobee, 96, of Avondale.

Autobee, Eric Jason
Eric Aaron Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2002 - Eric Aaron Autobee, 23, departed this life Oct. 18, 2002, in the line of duty, while working at the Limon Correctional Facility. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born Aug. 19, 1979. He graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1998, and Pueblo Community College in 2000. He was the recipient of School District 70 MINDS scholarship in 1998. Eric loved big game hunting, turkey hunting and fishing. He was a big Denver Broncos Fan (especially Terrell Davis). He enjoyed billiard pool, and the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team. He was the proud owner of “Red,” his 1964 Chevy Impala Supersport. He was an altar server and usher for St. Joseph Catholic Church. He loved everything about life and all that Jesus Christ gave him personally. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Frances Autobee; uncles, Charles “Chuck” Autobee, John Romero; cousin, Anthony “Scott” Ortiz. He leaves to cherish his memory, loving parents, Bob and Lola (Ortiz) Autobee; grandparents, Benito M. and Grace I. Ortiz; girlfriend, Michelle Mojica; little sister, Bernadette Mojica; aunts and uncles, Juanita Autobee, Frank (Sherri Fuss) Autobee, Steve (Theresa) Autobee, Adeline Autobee, Dave Autobee, Bill (Faustina) Ortiz, Joe (Rena) Ortiz, Rick (Nancy) Ortiz, Ben Ortiz Jr., Jeff Ortiz, Cathy Lucero, Margie Ortiz; godparents, Don and Sylvia Mondragon; numerous cousins, friends and his DOC family. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Cremation to follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up in Eric Aaron Autobee's name. Contributions may be sent to the funeral home or the family home. Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2002 - Eric Jason Autobee, 23. Survived also by his younger brother, Scott Autobee. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Maurice O. Gallagher, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Eric Autobee was a descendent of the pioneer Charles Autobee, who came to Pueblo County in the early 1800s and settled in Avondale. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been set up in Eric's name. Contributions may be sent to any Wells Fargo Bank branch.

Autobee, Frances
Frances "Pancha" Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Frances "Pancha" Autobee, 60, late of 302 Avondale, died July 19, 1987. Survived by husband, Charles Autobee; children, Adeline Autobee and Steve Autobee, both of Avondale, Charles (Juanita) Autobee and Robert (Lola) Autobee, both of Pueblo, and Frank Autobee of Denver. A sister of Rose Balandren, Lorraine (Lloyd) Chavez and Ramona Marine, all of Denver, Jenny (Rachel) Arguello of Minturn, Lupe (Thelma) Marine of Boone, Pete (Connie) Marine, Tony (Lucy) Marine Sr., and Frank Marine, all of California. Also survived by one granddaughter, Anita Autobee; five grandsons, Anthony, Ricky, Eric, and Scott Autobee and Francisco Vega, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by brothers, Joe Marine and Val Pena. Mrs. Autobee was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of Sacred Heart Church of Avondale and the Autobee Club. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at 302 Avondale.

Autobee, Grace Anne
Grace Anne Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 1999 - Grace Anne Autobee, 51, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 4, 1999. Born on April 16, 1947, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Anthony Jacob and Clorinda Autobee- also two brothers, James and Larry Autobee. Survived by son, Jordan (Shantele) Autobee, Greeley- brothers, Chuck Autobee, Pueblo, and Bob Autobee, Mitchell, Neb. - sister, Marie (Steve) Rodriguez, Greeley- grandchildren, Jordan Autobee Jr., and Shayann Autobee- uncle, Mac (Ersie) Vialpando, Pueblo- several nieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing from 1-5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale, Rev. Maurice Gallagher, celebrant. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall in Avondale after interment.

Autobee, Joe B.
Joe B. Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1986 - Joe B. Autobee, 1624 Scranton, departed this life Aug. 19, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born March 19, 1923, in Erie, Colo., he had been an Avondale-Pueblo resident for 58 years. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Member, Disabled American Veterans 39, the Autobee Club, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, and Holy Family Church. Preceded in death by father, Dave Autobee, Dec. 12, 1928; mother, Celestina Autobee, Dec. 19, 1972; brothers, Dave "Bouncer" Autobee, Oct. 1, 1950, and Paul Autobee, Jan. 4, 1978. Survivors include his wife, Palmie "Pam" Autobee, one son, Jerry (Anna) Baca, one daughter, Margaret Ann "Margie" (Bob) Montez, all of Pueblo; one brother, Charles (Frances) Autobee, Avondale; two sisters, Elsie (Ceprian) Armijo, Avondale, Faye (Floyd) Sandoval, Pueblo; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday, both services, Holy Family Church, the Rev. Thomas M. Adrians, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home.

Autobee, Joseph Gilbert
Joseph Gilbert Autobee - May 21, 1999 - Joseph Gilbert Autobee, 74, of Charleston, Mass., died Feb. 23. The brother of the late Maria Torres (Mrs. Jose Emilio Torres) of Pueblo. Mr. Autobee, a Naval World War II veteran, had been retired for 10 years. Besides his wife, he leaves three daughters and a grandson, all of Massachusetts, and two sisters, Ida Martinez of Greeley, Colo., and Nora Escobedo of Butte, Mont. A service will be held at St. Leander Parish at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

Autobee, Joseph Marion
Joseph Marion Autobee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2005 - Joseph Marion Autobee. Sunrise Feb. 16, 1924, Sunset June 11, 2005. Born in Avondale, Colo. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Aurora; children, Dr. Thomas Autobee (Betty), Jeanette Garcia (Patrick), Sharon Urrutia (Rennie); grandchildren, Mike Autobee (Shannon), Andrea Autobee, Michelle Lisac (Brad), Desiree Autobee, Kristina, Alicia, Joseph and Stefan Garcia, Anthony and Stephanie Urrutia, Melissa Roehr; and great-grandson, Zane Howard; sisters, Theresa Mayfield and Tillie (Robert) Ortega; and a large wonderful extended family and many, many friends. Mr. Autobee was a descendant of the Autobee pioneer family and a co-founder of the Autobee Club. He was a WWII veteran with the 448th Air Force Bomber Group. He was a member of St. Leander Catholic Church, the Eagles F.O.E. No. 145, the Latino Club and the Pueblo County Historical Society. He had a love for baseball, fishing, gambling and enjoying the family cabin and being outdoors. Special thanks to his caregivers, Helen Ayala, Ramona Morales, Dr. Troy Comstock, and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for all their compassionate care. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leander Catholic Church. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Autobee, Mariano
Mariano Autobee - Rocky Mountain News - January 24, 1990 - Mariano Autobee, the great-grandson and oldest surviving relative of Colorado pioneer settler Charley Autobees, died Sunday in the Belmont Lodge Nursing Home in Pueblo. He was 97. Mr. Autobee was born June 18, 1892, near Cisneros Creek in Huerfano County. He farmed in the Kersey and Avondale areas and later went to work at the Pueblo Ordnance Depot. He retired in 1951. His famous relative, Charley Autobees (the family dropped the "s" from their name at the turn of the century), was a St. Louis orphan who came west at about age 11, when he joined a party of trappers on the Missouri River in the early 1820s. After trapping and trading throughout the West for a number of years, Autobees set out from New Mexico in the winter of 1853 with 60 pack animals and 25 men. He founded a settlement at the confluence of the Arkansas and Huerfano rivers, about 20 miles east of present-day Pueblo. Despite frequent raids by Indians, the settlement survived and Autobees' colony was soon providing food and shelter for prospectors headed to the Pikes Peak gold fields. The settlement continued to grow and Autobees remained there until his death in 1882. Today, hundreds of Autobees' descendants live in Pueblo County. "My grandfather wasn't an educated man, but he was well-known and well-liked," said George Autobee, grandson of Mariano. "He told many marvelous stories about the early days. He was quite a man." Mr. Autobee was a member of the Autobee Club and the Association de Nuestro Padre Jesus. He also was a lay leader in Los Hermanos Pentitente, a religious sect that has been practicing its ceremonies in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico for hundreds of years. Survivors include five daughters, Emilia Rael, Cora Cassares, Delma Pando, Vera Cruz, all of Pueblo, and Stella Pando of Gardner; two sons, Milton Autobee and Faris Autobee of pueblo; 36 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and 53 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, and numerous children. Funeral Mass will be at 7 p.m., tomorrow, and a vigil service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, in Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Burial will be in the family cemetery in St. Vrain. Huerfano World - January 25, 1990 - Mariano Autobee, 97, died Jan. 21, 1990, in Belmont Lodge, Pueblo. Born June 18, 1892, in Cisneros Creek, Mr. Autobee was the great-grandson of Charlie Autobee, pioneer settler in the Avondale area. He farmed in the Kersey and Avondale areas in the earlier years of his life and retired from Pueblo Ordnance Depot in 1951. He was a member of the Autobee Club and of the Associacion de Nuestro Padre Jesus. Survivors include his children, Emilia Rael and Cora Cassares, both of Avondale; Delma Pando, Milton Autobee, Faris Autobee and Vera Cruz, Pueblo; Stella Pando, Gardner; 36 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, 53 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass is 7 p.m. Thursday; vigil service is 10 a.m. Friday from Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Burial in St. Vrain Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Vera Cruz, 1712 W. 21st, and at the home of Emilia Rael, Forest Park Road, Avondale.

Autobees, Anna
Anna Autobees – Pueblo Indicator – October 12, 1929 – Double Murder Near Vineland – Two women, Mrs. Anna Autobees and her daughter, Bridget Autobees, residents of the Vineland district, were shot and killed at an early hour by some one as yet unknown, according to the verdict of a coroner's jury. Manuel Autobees, the husband and father, and Manuel Albo, a friend of the family, were arrested by Sheriff Sam Curran's office and are being held for investigation. Lucia Raybal, a neighbor, is the principal witness and she says she saw the shooting. The two men held under arrest were at the Raybal house and a drinking party was under way, according to Geo. S. Phillips, investigating officer, when Mrs. Autobees and her daughter appeared on the scene. The shooting soon followed.

Autobees, Bridget
Bridget Autobees – Pueblo Indicator – October 12, 1929 – Double Murder Near Vineland – Two women, Mrs. Anna Autobees and her daughter, Bridget Autobees, residents of the Vineland district, were shot and killed at an early hour by some one as yet unknown, according to the verdict of a coroner's jury. Manuel Autobees, the husband and father, and Manuel Albo, a friend of the family, were arrested by Sheriff Sam Curran's office and are being held for investigation. Lucia Raybal, a neighbor, is the principal witness and she says she saw the shooting. The two men held under arrest were at the Raybal house and a drinking party was under way, according to Geo. S. Phillips, investigating officer, when Mrs. Autobees and her daughter appeared on the scene. The shooting soon followed.

Autobees, Charles
Charles Autobees - Dolores News - Rico, Ouray County, Colorado - July 1, 1882 - One of Colorado's Old Timers Gone - Charles Autobees, one of the oldest and best-known frontiersman in Colorado, died at his home, on the Huerfano, near Fort Reynolds, twenty miles east of Pueblo, on the 17th of June at the advanced age of 80 years. Autobees is a man with a remarkable history. He was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, which at that time, however, was a small village or trading post. He was of French extraction and was a man of commanding presence and fine physique. He came to Colorado in 1843 with a company of trappers under the command of Kit Carson, since which time this state has been his home. He stood over six feet high in his stocking feet, and for years he was associated with Kit Carson, William Bent, Jim Baker and other noted frontiersmen in Colorado's early history. He took an active part in all Indian wars after his arrival in the new west, and his strong arms and undaunted bravery helped to put down many an outbreak of hostile outrages, and all learned to fear his prowess. He took an active part in the Taos rebellion in 1845, and it was owing in a great measure to his skill and bravery that the insurrection was put down. He was for many years in the service of the Government as Chief of Scouts during the Indian troubles on the plains, and was at one time quite well off. When the Indian outbreak occurred in 1868, he raised a company of one hundred volunteers, marched to headquarters and offered the services of himself and company, which were eagerly accepted, and he was placed in command, and his son, Mariano, was installed as first lieutenant. He performed noble and dangerous work on that campaign and was many times wounded. He was intimately acquainted with Colonel William Bent, and assisted in building Bent's old fort near where Fort Lyon now stands. His life's history would form an interesting chapter in Colorado recollections, and it is to be regretted they have not been preserved. Rocky Mountain News - June 21, 1882 - A Living Landmark Gone - Pueblo, June 20 - The old scout and pioneer, Charley Autobees, died at his ranch on the Huerfano late last evening. In his demise one of the oldest landmarks in the state has been removed. It will be remembered that he bore a conspicuous part in the famous Taos rebellion and was also time and again associated with Colonel William Bent, Kit Carson, Fremont and others.

Autobees, Charles (Mrs.)
Mrs. Charles Autobees – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 23, 1871 – Our many readers will be pained to learn of the death of Mrs. Charles Autobees, who expired at her residence on the Lower Huerfano, twenty-two miles from Pueblo, on Tuesday, the 21st inst.  The deceased has been a resident of what is now Pueblo county for thirty years, where she formed many acquaintances who respected her for her goodness of heart and many social qualities.  She had been troubled with a dropsical complaint for some time past, finally resulting in death.  She was buried on Wednesday, the 22d inst.  A husband and a large family of grown up sons and daughters are left to mourn her loss.  Note: Based on the 1870 census, her first name is believed to be Sarafilina.



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