The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

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Avalos, Claude B.
Claude B. Avalos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1999 - Claude B. Avalos, 86, passed away June 11, 1999. He was born on June 14, 1912, in Avondale. Preceded in death by his wife, Caroline- two brothers and one sister. Survived by his children, Claudette (J.C.) Grace, Ron Avalos, both of Pueblo, Jon (Phyllis) Avalos of Bailey, Colo.- 10 grandchildren, Ron (Lili) Avalos, Rhonda Avalos, Nancy Avalos, Shelli (Sergio) Marquez, Johnny Avalos, Marcus (Laurie) Grace, Chris (Alisa) Grace, Joey (Noelle) Grace, Rich(Natalie) Grace, Nick (Lisa) Grace- 14 great-grandchildren- sisters, Clorinda Miklich, and Della Hernandez. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Private family viewing only.

Avalos, Joseph Albert Pete
Joseph Albert Pete Avalos – Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1997 Joseph Albert Pete Avalos, 39, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 10, 1997. Born Aug. 5, 1958, in Pueblo. Survived by son, Benjamin Avalos, Pueblo- daughter, Crystal Avalos, Colorado Springs- mother, Grace (Julian) Juarez, Pueblo- brothers, Eric (Angelina) Avalos and Jerry Avalos, both of Pueblo- Sisters, Terri Abeytia, Sherry Luna and Renee Avalos, all of Pueblo. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. today. Vigil rosary, 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Joseph Church. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Carden. Cremation to follow.

Avalos, Larraine
Lorraine Kennaugh Avalos – Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 1997 - Lorraine Kennaugh Avalos, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 30, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Avalos. Survived by her children, Dennis (Judith) Kennaugh and Jerry (Ann) Kennaugh- four grandchildren- and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of Praise Assembly of God. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Avalos, Mary Carillo
Mary Carillo Avalos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2004 - Mary Carillo Avalos, 81, born March 26, 1923, passed away peacefully May 30, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Anastacio and Lucy Romero Carrillo. Survived by daughter, Roberta C. (Jerry) Chavez; sister, Virginia (Mack) Romero Jr.; brother, Richard (Della) Carrillo; grandson, Tino (Jennifer) Almanza; granddaughter, Shelly Chavez; great-grandson, Logan Almanza; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Avalos was a member of St. Charles Senior Citizens Club and Latin American Club. She also enjoyed cooking fishing, car racing and boxing events. At her request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Avalos was a very proud member of the foster grandparent program, and helped many children during her participation. Also preceded in death by stepfather, Nemecio Perez.

Avalos, Ramon
Ramon Avalos – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Ramon Avalos is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Ramon Avalos: Mexican, age 40, married. 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.

Avalos, William Joseph
William Joseph Avalos - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2004 - William Joseph Avalos, 57, passed away Sept. 30, 2004. He is preceded in death by infant son, Nicholas; parents, Louise and William Avalos; brother, James Avalos; special uncle, Salvy Hernandez. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Carol; daughter, Amparo Louise Burke (Keith); brother, Paul (Mona) Mascarenas; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends, Tony and Jack Pecoraro, Gloria Gonzales, John and Cindy Loia, Andrew (Pepe) Gomez; and very special friend “Max.” Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, at Christ the King Catholic Parish with interment to follow at Roselawn. Donations may be made in memory of William to the American Kidney Fund through the funeral home.

Avellani, Dino D.
Dino D. Avellani - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1987 - Dino D. Avellani of 1733 Clarkson St., Denver, passed away Feb. 1, 1987. Born June 6, 1927, in Italy. Survived by wife, Barbara J. Avellani, three children, Sandra, Joseph, Dominic, and grandchildren, all of Denver; three sisters, Nita Avellani, Denver, Anne Carlson and Josephine Novak, Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents in 1983. Veteran of World War II. Raised in Walsenburg and worked at CF&I in Pueblo. Moved to Denver and worked at Gates Rubber Co. for 30 years. Retired in 1985 with a medical disability. Buried Feb. 4, 1987, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Denver.

Averill, Wallace
Wallace Averill - Yampa Leader - January 5, 1912 - Pueblo - While operating a switch engine in the yards of the Santa Fe railroad here, Wallace Averill, an engineer, died in his cab. Apoplexy is thought to have been the cause of death.

Avery, Arvald R., Sr.
Arvald R. Avery Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2002 - Age 81, passed away Dec. 31, 2001. Preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Avery-Owens. Survived by loving wife of 52 years, Marjorie Grace; children, James Martin (Linda) Avery, Susan (Ted) Avery-Harvey, Roger Allen (Cinde York) Avery, Arvald R. (Cindy) Avery Jr. and Dianne (Dave) Whittemore Anderson; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brothers, Lenus (Norma) Avery and Raymond (Maryann) Avery; sisters, Alice Combellick and Helen (Warren Nelson) Sterling; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Frank and RoseAnn Disanti, Robert and Ruth Hudgens, Bernard and Kitty Schubert and Robert and Rosanne Swope. Arvald was an Army veteran of WWII in the European and North African campaigns. After serving 30 years of service, he retired from the Pueblo Police Department in 1975. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 95, BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Pueblo Police Benevolent Association. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Graveside services to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Honors by the Pueblo Police Department and Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pueblo Police Widows and Orphans Fund through the funeral home.

Avery, Beryl Jean
Beryl Jean Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2003 - Beryl Jean Avery, 76, joined her loved ones in heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. Born Aug. 24, 1927, in Reading Berkshire, England. Preceded in death by husband, L.C. Avery; and great-grandson, Austin Huren. Beryl leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Rosemary Brooks Hensley and Linda Biondolillo; grandchildren, Julie (Michael) Alcala, Pam Huren; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Hensley, Kolten Huren, Kendyl and Riley Alcala; special cousin, Simon Frankum; brothers and sister and family in England, as well as numerous special friends. Beryl always had a passion for her true home England, as well as a love for Princess Diana. She will be sadly missed and always remembered for the love and never-ending support she showed to her family, her friendliness to others, the way she made friends wherever she went and her special ability to share her life, charm and grace with those who came in contact with her. At Beryl's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in her honor at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Avery, Kenneth
Kenneth Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1999 - Kenneth Avery, 90, of Pueblo, passed away April 17, 1999. Preceded in death by loving wife of 41 years, Mary Bernadine Avery, 1981- and son, Robert B. Avery, 1986. He is survived by grandsons, Daniel Avery, Denver, and Mark Avery, Greeley- daughter-in-law, Penny Mason, Pueblo- sisters, Mary Jane (Carl) Frantz, Albuquerque, N.M., Ruth Richards, Fort Collins, and Grace Connor, Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Avery retired from the Pueblo Army Depot and was a lifetime member of the BPOE No. 90. Funeral service, Tuesday, April 20, 1999, 10 a.m., T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 65 Villa Drive.

Avery, Landon Hugh
Landon Hugh Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2001 - Landon Hugh Avery, 90, went to be with the Lord May 22, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Emmer Avery, and by his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mary Lynn Avery, Pueblo; sons, Landon Lane Avery of Pueblo and Ralph L. (Carol) Terry, La Junta, Colo.; daughters, Oralea (Gary) Tensley and Linda Henson, both of Pueblo; and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Avery was a veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart, the EAME Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from CF&I after 33 years as a crane operator. He will be remembered as a very dedicated husband, father and grandfather. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Avery, Marjorie
Marjorie Blatnik Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2002 Marjorie Blatnik Avery, 84, passed away June 29, 2002. Preceded in death by husband, Arvald Richard Avery Sr.; daughter, Sharron Avery-Owens; and brothers, Zelman Blatnik, Ralph Blatnik and Chuck Blatnik. Survived by children, James Martin (Linda) Avery, M. Susan (Ted) Avery-Harvey, Roger Allen (Cinde York) Avery, Richard (Cindy) Avery and Dianna (Dave) Whittemore-Anderson; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Betty Hedenskog, Opal Harvey, Robert and Rosanne Swope, and Frank and Rose Ann Disanti. Marjorie received her teaching credentials from Greeley Teachers College (now UNC). She was a teacher of drama and English at Centennial High School and Keating Junior High School; and she also taught at a one-room school in the mountains during WWII. Marjorie traveled nationwide and recruited new members for Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court. Graveside services to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Avery, Mary Lou
Mary Lou Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1999 - Mary Lou Avery, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 15, 1999. Born in Benjamin, Texas, Nov. 6, 1928. She was a 15-year member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. Mary lived for her family and will long be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survived by her husband of 27 years, Lenus Avery; children, Michael Dean Avery, Kathy Bohannon; stepchildren, Gerald (Antoinette) Avery, Cheryl Avery-Gruse; brother, Bobby (Ann) Jackson, Round Lake Beach, Ill.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her father, mother, brother, Jessie Finton, Jackson, Ill. Visitation at the funeral home from 1-5 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family suggests that any contributions be made to the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145 in memory of Mary Avery.

Avery, Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn Avery - The Denver Post - October 31, 2007 - Pueblo Mom, Cabbie Slain in Unrelated Shootings - Pueblo police are hunting for two suspects in connection with the shooting death of a 51-year-old cab driver early Tuesday, and have arrested a man in the death of his 86-year-old mother, who was shot outside her home late Monday. The two homicides are unrelated. Meanwhile, police were holding the son of an elderly Pueblo woman for investigation of homicide, authorities said. The body of Mary L. Avery was found at 8:14 p.m. Monday in front of 1903 Lakeview, Manzanares said. Avery's 42-year-old son, Landon Avery, was arrested at the scene. The Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2007 - Police Continue Search in Cabby Slaying - Pueblo police on Tuesday were busy investigating two unrelated homicides, one which netted an arrest and the other that had officers on the hunt for two suspects. Police do not anticipate further arrests in the death of 86-year-old Mary Lynn Avery, who died from multiple trauma at 8:45 p.m. Monday at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Kramer said her exact cause of death is pending results of an autopsy. Avery allegedly was shot and stabbed by her 42-year-old son, Landon L. Avery, who was booked into Pueblo County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. According to police, Landon Avery shot and stabbed his mother at 8:15 p.m. Monday in front of their home at 1903 Lakeview Ave. A dark-colored vehicle was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed at the time of the incident, but "We don't know if that's coincidental," Manzanares said. "As of right now we have no other suspects," Landon Avery was arrested in the backyard, where officer Kimberly Polk found him kneeling on the ground, looking upward and moaning. According to Polk, the suspect had a .357-caliber revolver between his legs and possibly contemplated suicide. Avery was arrested without incident. According to an affidavit by Detective Mark Bravo, Avery continually repeated: "They're going to (expletive) lock me up for this." Police found three spent bullet casings in the revolver. The suspect requested a lawyer and was not interviewed by investigators. Neighbors told police Avery was known to mistreat and yell at his mother. One neighbor told Polk that Avery had recently called them saying he was in trouble with a drug dealer and was being threatened. The deaths of Mary Avery and Chance are Pueblo's sixth and seventh homicides of the year. Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2007 - Police Continue Hunt for Cabdriver Killers - . In an unrelated homicide on Monday night, police are still piecing together information on a possible motive in the shotgun slaying and stabbing of 86-year-old Mary Ann Avery. According to police reports, the victim's son 42-year-old Landon Avery was arrested Monday night in connection with the death of Mary Ann Avery, who was found shot in front of her home at 1903 Lakeview Ave. Kramer said Thursday that an autopsy results indicate that Mary Ann Avery died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. Sgt. Elias Manzanares also said Thursday that police were still interviewing individuals, including family members in an effort to determine a possible motive for the shooting. According to police, Avery was arrested in the backyard of the home he shared with his elderly mother. He had a .357-caliber revolver between his legs. A neighbor told police that Avery had said he was in trouble with a drug dealer and had been threatened. Avery remained in Pueblo County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder. He has a court appearance set for Monday. Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 2009 - Insanity Plea Likely for Man Accused of Killing His Mother - Victim Was Found Dead From Multiple Gunshot Wounds in the Driveway of the Residence She Shared With Her Son - A judge has made a preliminary finding that a Pueblo man accused of killing his own mother is not guilty by reason of insanity. Court records show that on Monday District Judge David Crockenberg issued his ruling from the bench. If the initial finding is affirmed, Landon Avery, 43, would be sentenced to an indefinite term at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo in lieu of being prosecuted in criminal court. Avery underwent recent psychological evaluations that support the judge's finding. He was charged with first-degree murder for the Oct. 29, 2007, shooting death of his mother, 86-year-old Mary Lynn Avery. Mrs. Avery was found dead on the sidewalk outside the residence she shared with her son at 1903 Lakeview Ave. She had gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Officers found Avery at the home in possession of a cocked and loaded .357-Magnum. He was arrested without incident. During the year preceding his mother's death, police reportedly had been to the home for a brief standoff with Avery at the same address where Mrs. Avery was later killed. A hearing is set before Judge Crockenberg in March to make a final determination on Avery's sanity. Prosecutor Jim Coursey said the district attorney's office does not intend to challenge the preliminary finding on Avery's sanity. The average state hospital stay for criminal commitments of not guilty by reason of insanity is nine years. Mrs. Avery's death marked the beginning of a violent night in Pueblo. Just a few hours later, a cab driver was found slain in his taxi. He had been shot dead during an apparent robbery. Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2009 - No Food, All-Booze Diet Preceded Fatal Shooting - Landon Avery Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Death of His Mother - When he shot and killed his mother, Landon Avery was suffering from psychosis fueled by food deprivation and prolonged alcohol consumption so severe that he had lost one-fifth of his body weight and was aging at an accelerated pace. That was the basis for Avery's plea of not-guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors on Wednesday offered no objection to a defense expert's finding that Avery, 43, was insane when he shot his mother at the home they shared on Oct. 29, 2007. District Judge David Crockenberg ruled that Avery was insane at the time of the offense and remanded him to the Colorado Department of Human Services for an indefinite term. Avery will be treated at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo until his treatment providers convince the court that he is fit to return to society. The average stay for a criminal commitment on a finding of not-guilty by reason of insanity is nine years. Looking more his age than he had at the time of his arrest, Avery appeared in court Wednesday with his dark hair color restored, his full head of hair returned and fashioned in a ponytail and his weight up from the night of the offense. In a mug shot from the night of the crime, Avery appeared 15-20 years older than his actual age. His hair, which was sparse and receding, was white in the jail photo, and his face was gaunt from the loss of 20 percent of his body mass. Dr. Mark Diamond, a forensic psychiatrist hired by the defense, testified that Avery had starved himself for a prolonged stretch leading up to the fatal shooting of his mother. Avery's self-imposed starvation was a symptom of his delusional belief that his mother, 86-year-old Mary Lynn Avery, had been poisoning his food. Mrs. Avery was found dead on the sidewalk outside the residence she shared with her son at 1903 Lakeview Ave. She had gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Officers found Avery at the home in possession of a cocked and loaded .357 Magnum. He was arrested without incident. Diamond said during Avery's fast he sustained himself on mass consumptions of alcohol, which added to his delusional thought processes and deteriorating physical condition. Toxicology tests conducted on Avery disproved his notion that he was being poisoned, but Avery clings to the idea still, according to Diamond. Avery's physical and mental conditions had so deteriorated that at the time of the crime he would have met the criteria for involuntary commitment even if he hadn't slain his mother, Diamond said. Diamond diagnosed Avery with "delusional disorder, persecutory type" and alcohol dependence. He was also intoxicated at the time of the offense. Soon after Avery's arrest, Diamond interviewed him and was shocked to find him in such poor condition. "I saw someone who was very emaciated," Diamond testified. "He was down to 100, 120 pounds. He looked much older than his stated age. All his hair was turning white. He was losing body hair on his arms and legs. He looked like somebody I'd see on an AIDS ward with full-blown AIDS." Unlike his first encounter with Avery, when "he was close to death," Diamond said that in the courtroom Wednesday he "barely recognized" the healthy Avery. Prosecutor Jim Coursey told the judge that the district attorney's office agreed with Diamond's finding, even though it contradicted the opinion of a psychiatrist hired by prosecutors. The prosecution psychiatrist reported that alcohol abuse, and not mental illness, was the reason for Avery's condition. He didn't believe Avery's claim that he thought his mother was poisoning him. Coursey told the court that Avery's continued psychosis during his time in custody convinced him that Diamond's findings were valid. Diamond testified that Avery was insane at the time of the shooting (akin to temporary insanity), and Crockenberg's ruling spoke more to Avery's state of mind at the time that he killed his mother than it did his competency to assist in his own defense at trial. "Mr. Avery was legally insane at the time of the commission of the alleged act," Diamond said. Note: This set of obituary stories repeatedly change this gal's middle name between Ann and Lynn. I believe that Lynn is correct. There is a Mary Lynn Avery buried in Imperial Cemetery on the same grave stone as a Landon H. Avery. This Landon H. Avery was born 1911, died 2001. Mary Lynn Avery was born 1920, and there's no death date on the stone. I'm guessing this is our gal, and that the son, Landon L. Avery, is the son of this couple, and no one attended to adding the death date to the stone after all this happened. Additionally, the obituary for Landon Hugh Avery, already in our database, substantiates this: "Landon Hugh Avery, 90, went to be with the Lord May 22, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Emmer Avery, and by his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mary Lynn Avery, Pueblo; sons, Landon Lane Avery of Pueblo."

Avery, Robert B.
Robert B. Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1986 - Robert B. Avery, 44, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 29, 1986. Survived by his wife, Penny; sons, Dan and Mark of the family home; father, Kenneth Avery, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his mother, Bernadine, in 1981. Employed by State Farm Insurance Co. as a claims representative for 20 years. Member of First Presbyterian Church, BPOE Lodge No. 90, served on the board and coached Bambino baseball. Memorials may be given to Runyon Field through the funeral home office. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. Monday and until 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Ross officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 65 Villa Drive.

Avery, Robert J.
Robert J. Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1998 - Robert J. Avery, 71, passed away Sept. 24, 1998. Funeral services, 2 p.m. today, at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation until service time today. [No other information available.]

Avery, Sophia L.
Sophia L. Avery - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2002 - Sophia L. Avery passed away Oct. 29, 2002. She is survived by her daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at Mountain View Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Avila, Alfonso J.
Alfonso J. Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1986 - Alfonso J. Avila, born Jan. 6, 1892, in Gulnare, Colo., died Aug. 10, 1986, in Pueblo at the age of 94. Worked in the coal mines for many years, and retired in 1957. He was preceded in death by brother, Jose Avila, and sister, Cedila Almendarez. He is survived by his wife, Mary D. Avila, and five sons and one daughter, Fred, Manuel, and Bill (Virginia), all of Pueblo; Sam (Rose) and Leo (Pat) of Aguilar; and Alice (Manuel) of Denver. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rivera Chapel with the Rev. Joe Trujillo officiating. Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Aguilar Community Presbyterian Church in Aguilar. Interment, K.P. Cemetery in Aguilar.

Avila, Benjamin
Benjamin 'Benjie' Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2000 - Benjamin 'Benjie' Avila, 69, born June 1, 1931, was tragically taken from us on July 4, 2000. Survived by his children, Marjorie (Rick) Rael, Ben (Arlene) Avila, Diana Avila, Geraldine Avila (Victor), Sharon (Steve) Brown, Cheryl (Ben) Garcia; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Dora Baca; also survived by nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Mary Avila; and grandson, Steven Brown. He will be sadly missed by all. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m., funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., both services at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Avila, Joe Orlando
Joe Orlando Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998 - Joe Orlando Avila, 65, passed away Oct. 25, 1998, in Albuquerque, N.M. A former Pueblo resident, Mr. Avila was born Aug. 10, 1933, in Alamosa. He was a commercial painter for the federal government. Survived by his wife, Leonarda Lynn" Montoya Avila, Albuquerque- children, Virginia (Luis) Molina, Pueblo, Joe Orlando Avila Jr., Los Angeles, Calif., Dr. Robert (Kellie) Avila, Fort Worth, Texas- stepchildren, Odette (Angel) Medrano, Victor (Marcela) Rivas, all of Grand Island, Neb., Joan (Edward) Chavez, Poncas City, Okla., Eugene Rivas, Los Lunas, N.M.- a brother, Jesse Avila, Denver- four grandchildren, Anna Marie (Manuel) Hernandez, Michelle Renee Avila, Anthony Christopher Avila, Joe Leonard (Natalie) Avila- seven step grandchildren- one great-grandchild, Melissa Avila- one step great-grandchild. Survived also by his former wife, Rose Avila Solis, Pueblo- numerous other relatives and friends. Mr. Avila is preceded in death by his parents, Jose Rudolpho and Mary Sanchez Avila. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Vigil service, 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. The Avila family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Avila, Mary D.
Mary D. Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2003 - Mary D. Avila, 92, affectionately known as "Grandma Minnie," went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso; one son, Alfredo; three daughters, Mary, Madeline and Madelyn. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Sam (Rose) Avila, Aguilar, Alice (Manuel) Montoya, Denver, Manuel Avila, Pueblo, Bill (Virginia) Avila, Pueblo, Leo (Pat) Avila, Aguilar; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Santos Aragon; a half-sister, Rita Baca; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mary will be greatly remembered for always opening her home, and her preparation of great meals for everyone, along with the baby blankets she made for each grandchild. Viewing will be held, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, with a memorial service that night at 7 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Aguilar Community Church. Interment, Aguilar K.P. Cemetery; Pastor Roman Ortiz, officiating.

Avila, Virginia
Virginia Avila - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2006 - Virginia Avila, 57, passed away Feb. 11, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Dora Casados; brothers, Manuel, Robert, Jake, Roy and Jesse Casados. Virginia is survived by her husband of 38 years, William “Bill”; her children, Ruben, David, Mario (Shannon) Avila and Marlene (Al) Valdez; grandchildren, Marissa, Aaron, Andrew, Devon and Antonio; goddaughters, Sandy and Erika; sisters, Marie (Roy) Meigs and Mary Casados; brothers, Pat, Joe (Kelly), Danny (Valerie), Phil (Lorraine), Joe (Diane), Luis and Bobby Casados. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephew and other relatives. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Avina, Conception
Conception Avina - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1999 - Conception Avina, 88, of Pueblo, passed away June 9, 1999. Born Dec. 8, 1910, in San Felipe, GTO, Mexico. Preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Avina- two sons, Pete and Ignacio Avina- one daughter, Josephine Avina- her parents, Ignacio and Ramona Ortiz Soto- one brother, Salvador Soto- and one sister, Mary Munoz. Survived by son, Jesus (Delphine) Avina, Pueblo- daughters, Adeline Lucero, San Jose, Calif., Jennie Salas, Pueblo, Connie Martin, Pueblo, and Julia Cassiano, El Paso, Texas- brothers, Manuel Soto, John (Dora) Soto and Pete (Esther) Soto, all of Pueblo- 19 grandchildren, 29great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Conception was a member of Pleasure Sewing Circle and enjoyed the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted loving mother and grandmother. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ed Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Church Hall after the interment.

Avis, Robert Michael
Robert Michael Avis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2003 - Robert Michael Avis, 39, formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 9, 2003, in Tulsa, Okla. Survived by his parents, James and Rosemarie Avis; brothers and sisters, James T. (Martha) Avis, Michele Avis, Maureen (Thomas) Carara, Thomas P. (Candace) Avis, Mary Margaret (Rickey) Parker, Michael Scott (Sheri) Avis; special loving friend, Gloria Esquivel; eight nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Pueblo West. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Awbrey, Esther B.
Esther B. Awbrey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1998 - Esther B. Awbrey passed away May 25, 1998. Born July 15, 1909, in Burlington Jct., Mo., to Orville and Dora (Leonard) Younger. She moved to Pueblo with her family in 1921. On May 21, 1924, she married Jack Awbrey. They had 74 years together. Pueblo was her home until 1967 when they moved to Florence. She is survived by her husband and her daughter, Lucille (Erdst) Duke of Florence; grandchildren, Vicki (George) Uhland, Florence, Deanna (Robert) Alexander, Phoenix, Ariz., Leanna Giltner, Tucson, Ariz., Ron Duke, Evergreen, Turene (Gene) Lombard, Rodney (Rita) Pike, both of Pueblo, Laurene (Michael) Trujillo, Pueblo West, Susan (Ed) Ramsey, Lonnie Awbrey; and daughter-in-law, Helen Awbrey, all of Vista, Calif.; sisters, Cora (Harold) Lane, Marie Cox, both of Pueblo, Florence Dyke, Colorado Springs; and brother, Rev. Dewey Younger, Norco, Calif. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Anne Rumsley. Esther is predeceased by her parents and two sons, Don and Jack; sister, Bessie; and two great-grandsons, Ian Alexander and Rodd Pike. She was a life member of Pueblo Art Guild and Florence Elkettes. She worked for Broome Bros. Camera Shop, seamstress and an avid artist. She will be remembered by her gifts of special paintings for her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Florence Volunteer Fire Department in her memory. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Awbrey, Jack Floyd
Jack Floyd Awbrey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2002 - Jack Floyd Awbrey, age 96, passed away Jan. 17, 2002. Born May 25, 1905, in Holdenville, Okla., to Christopher and Fannie Awbrey. He moved to Pueblo in 1921. On May 21, 1924, he married Esther Younger. They had 74 years together until her death in 1998. In 1967, they moved to Florence and lived there for 33 years until he moved back to Pueblo. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther; two sons, Don and Jack; two great-grandsons; five brothers and one sister. He worked for the CF&I Steel Corp. in the Electric Plant until his retirement in 1970. He is survived by his daughter, Lucille Duke of Florence; grandchildren, Vicki (George) Uhland, Ron Duke, DeAnna (Robert) Alexander, LeAnna Giltner, Turene (Gene) Lombard, Rodney (Rita) Pike, Laurene (Michael) Trujillo, Susan (Ed) Ramsey and Lonnie Awbrey. Also survived by 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. Jack was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and his dogs. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal League in care of the funeral home office.

Axton, Florence
Florence Axton - Huerfano World - September 7, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1930: Florence Axton, of the Anderson family from Georgia, died and was buried in the old cemetery. [Editor's Note: Florence Anderson Axon died August 29, 1930. Obituary is listed in World Independent September 5, 1930, Page 4.]

Ayala, Dona Andrea S.
Dona Andrea S. Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1986 - Dona Andrea S. Ayala was born hi Aqua's Calientes San Ignacio, Mexico, on Feb. 4, 1911, and passed away at a local hospital Saturday, Aug. 30, 1986. Beloved wife of Don Vicente G. Ayala. Mother of Frances (Richard) Komornic and Richard (Virginia) Ayala of Pueblo, and Linda Ayala of Denver. Sister of Jess DeSantos. She also is survived by 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ayala was a member of the Ladies of the Creative Group and Our Lady of the Assumption Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., when the rosary will be recited in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 919 E. Evans. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made hi her name to the Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home.

Ayala, Florence V.
Florence V. Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2005 - Florence V. Ayala, 65, passed away unexpectedly on April 16, 2005. Survived by her loving husband, Simon Ayala, whom she married on April 10, 1976; and loving son, Simon (Andrea) Ayala; her grandchildren, Alejandra, Aaliyah, Felicity and Chance Ayala; also survived by her siblings, Helen (Phil) Valerio, Ray Valverde, David (Mary Ellen) Valverde, Frank (Nancy) Valverde, Dolores (Carlos) Trujillo, Felia (Buck) Gwaltney. Florence was born on Dec. 6, 1939, to Rosaura Valverde, who preceded her in death along with son, Allan Burgess. She was a homemaker and baby sitter for her grandchildren. Florence touched and brightened many people throughout her life, none more than her son, Simon. Florence enjoyed spending most of her time with her four grandchildren, playing bingo and Sunday night dinners with her son and family. She will be remembered by many as a great mother, wife, grandmother, second-mother to many and great friend to all she knew. She never hesitated to offer a helping hand to anyone. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, Christ Congregational Church, 1003 Liberty Lane, with the Rev. John Mark Hild officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall, 1339 E. Routt.

Ayala, Guadalupe
Guadalupe Mendoza Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2002 - Guadalupe Mendoza Ayala, 96, of Florence, died Aug. 17, 2002. She is survived by her children, Frances (Leo) Cordova, Lupie (Louis) Cortez, Nick (Tommie) Ayala, Simon (Florence) Ayala, Urban Ayala, Chris (Nancy) Ayala and Frank (Valerie) Ayala. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 20. Rosary recitation followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Florence. Interment will follow at Union Highland Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence.

Ayala, Helen
Helen Ayala – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Ayala, Helen, funeral services Monday 1 p.m. at residence, Fulton Heights. Interment Roselawn.

Ayala, Ignacio R.
Ignacio "Nacho" R. Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1999 - Ignacio "Nacho" R. Ayala, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord, Dec. 11, 1999. Born on Feb. 18, 1913 in Durango, Mexico. Ignacio is preceded in death by three brothers, George, Felix and Luis; three sisters, Lupie, Tomasita and Frances Ayala; grandson Marty Ayala; and one granddaughter, Guanina Padilla. Survived by his beloved wife, Mary E. Ayala, of the family home; children, Donna (Mel) Padilla, Puerto Rico, Martin Ayala and George Ayala, both of Pueblo; stepson, Leandro Gonzales, Pueblo; grandchildren, Nachito and Sherry Padilla, Jennifer Ayala, Roberto Ayala and Alexandra Decesaro; two great-grandchildren; sister Gowla Ayala; and numerous nephews and nieces; and special niece, Desiree Aguero. Ignacio retired from CF&I as Crane Operator for 32 years. He loved to dance, sing, play pool, volleyball and take long walks, He also enjoyed boxing and the Broncos. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, also at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Church Hall after the interment.

Ayala, Juanita
Juanita Ayala – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - Juanita "Carrie" Ayala, 76, of Denver. Went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 7, 2006. Preceded in death by husband, Joaquin Ayala; parents, Fidel and Andrea Gomez; brothers, Louie Gomez and Ron Gomez; sisters, Evelyn Gomez and Ruthie Romero; grandchild, Martin Sanchez. Survived by children, Margaret (Abraham Duran) Ayala, William (Rose) Ayala, Rosita (Richard) Coca, Felix Ayala and Andrea Ayala; brothers, Tony Gomez, Lawrence Gomez, Dente Gomez, Michael Gomez and Fred Gomez; sisters, Trinidad Roybal and Tina Rivers; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Viewing prior to service. Vigil Rosary 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment at Huerfano Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Jesusita's home, 2309 Poplar St., prior to services and Sacred Heart Hall after interment.

Ayala, Maria Elvira
Maria Elvira "Vito" Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2004 - Maria Elvira "Vito" Ayala born Aug. 25, 1941, returned to God Aug. 8, 2004. Survived by husband, Alfonso A. Ayala; children, Alfonso G. Ayala, Benito P. Ayala, Leroy N. Ayala and Geraldine G. (Bartlett) Crosswhite; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; mother, Margaret Granillo; eight sisters and four brothers; and special friend, Helen Quintana. Our special thanks to Trini Rivera and Jenny Marquez. Received in Heaven by her father, Santos Granillo Sr.; two sisters, Mary Arellano and Gloria Chavez; two brothers, Joe Granillo and Juan Rueda; and two great-grandchildren, Hawke Ayala and Baby X; mother-in-law, Ynocencia Ayala; and a host of family and friends. Rosary, 8 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ayala, Martin Raymond
Martin (Marty) Raymond Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1998 - Martin (Marty) Raymond Ayala, 18, affectionately known as The Big Dogg," passed away Aug. 23, 1998. Survived by his father, Martin- mother, Cynthia- sister, Jennifer- grandmothers, Theresa L. Garcia, and Adeline Vialpando- grandfathers, Ignacio R. Ayala, Julian E. Aragon, and John Vialpando- great-grandfather, Raymond Lopez- great-grandmother, Beatrice Lopez- aunts and uncles, Ernie (Elvia) Aragon, Loretta Aragon, Patrick (Eleanor) Vialpando, Jeannette (Maurice) Vialpando, Donna (Samuel) Padilla, George (Trish) Ayala, Francine Gray, Catherine A. Garcia, Ronald F. (Joyce) Garcia, Anthony M. Garcia, and Gerald J. (Kris) Garcia- numerous cousins- as well as extended relatives, friends, and employees of Nachos and Nachos Fireside. Also survived by extended mother and father, David and Rose Santos- and best friend, Jeromy Santos- godparents, Robert Gonzales and Sharon Adamich. Marty would have been a senior at Central High School, and he was active in golf and basketball. He was loved by everyone he met in his short life and made a wonderful impression on all who knew him. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Shrine at St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Shrine of St. Therese Hall immediately following interment. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to the Marty Ayala Scholarship Fund in care of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, 112 West D. Street, Pueblo, 81003.

Ayala, Ted
Ted Ayala - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1999 - Ted Ayala, passed away Feb. 13, 1999. Preceded in death by his father, Carlos Ayala- and by his sister, Josie Arrona. Mr. Ayala worked at ABC Plumbing for approximately 30 years. Survived by his wife, Thelma- his mother, Lupe Ayala- his stepson, Michael (Julie Tafoya) Forte- sisters, Mary (Joe) Gutierrez, Greeley, Lucy Villanueva and Dolores (Joe) Munoz, both of Pueblo- numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at St. Joseph Church hall following the interment. The Munoz family may be contacted at 1525 Spruce.

Ayala, Tito
Tito Ayala – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – July 20, 1964 – Springs Youth is Arrested in Pueblo Shooting – An 18-year-old Colorado Springs youth is being held in Pueblo in connection with the shooting death of a Pueblo youth and the wounding of another. Tito Ayala, 18, of Pueblo, was killed and Robert Rivera, 16, was seriously wounded in a brawl in a downtown Pueblo parking lot early Sunday. Police said Raymond Aragon, 18, of Colorado Springs, signed a statement admitting he fired the shots that hit Ayala and Rivera. Ten persons were jailed for investigation of homicide, including Aragon. Five of the 10 were under 17. Aragon said that he and four other persons had driven to Pueblo Sunday to attend a wedding party at a dance hall. He told police that the party broke up about midnight and he and his friends headed for their car in a parking lot across the street from the dance hall. Aragon said that a gang of Pueblo youths were breaking windows of the car with bricks. A fight developed between the two groups. Aragon told police that he grabbed a .22-caliber pistol from the car's glove compartment and fired twice. The Colorado Springs group then drove away in their damaged car. They were picked up by police about three blocks away. Two other youths hurled a brick at a police car during the melee. The brick missed the police car but hit the car of a person not involved in the incident. The driver of the car from Colorado Springs was Jose Maestas, 18. With him were Aragon, Donald Lovato, 22, and Robert Trujillo, 20, all of Colorado Springs and Carlos Lujan, 21, of Saguache. Last Sunday, police obtained statements from all 10 arrested. Police said it appeared the gang from Pueblo had been quarreling but joined forces to tangle with the visitors, apparently because they were better dressed. Police were seeking several other youths.

Ayala,TerriLynn Louise
TerriLynn Louise Bachicha – Pueblo Chieftain – September 09, 2006 - TerriLynn Louise Bachicha Ayala, 21, passed away Sept. 6, 2006, at Parkview Medical Center. She was born Sept. 21, 1984, in Albuquerque, N.M. She was employed by Quality Inns of Pueblo. Predeceased by her parents, Joyce (Sena) and Ruben Bachicha. Survived by her husband, Jacob Angelo Ayala; daughter, Breonna Ayala; siblings, Debbie Bachicha, Anthony (Olivia) Alcaraz, Gilbert (Delphie) Encinias; father-in-law. George Ayala; other in-laws, Gabe Alaniz and Delores Ayala, George (Roseann) Ayala, Dominic Ayala, Savina Ayala, Christopher Ayala, Bernedette Montelongo; grandparents, Domingo and Sadie Montelongo Sr., Angie Ayala; other relatives and friends. TerriLynn enjoyed every moment she spent with her daughter and family. She loved walking, music, dancing, gymnastics, and being with her nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. today, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with the Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas as celebrant. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at Mount Carmel Hall following the Mass.

Ayer, Henrietta Ellen
Henrietta Ellen Ayer - Walsenburg World - September 26, 1901 - Died at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 1901, at he Sisters' Hospital in Trinidad, Colo., Mrs. Henrietta Ellen Ayer, aged 60 years, 1 month and 11 days, of spinal trouble. Mrs. Ayer had been an invalid for a large number of years and last April was taken fro here to the Sisters' hospital at Trinidad that she might have constant care and full medical attention. While death had been looked forward to for some time it nevertheless came suddenly and unexpectedly in the swiftness with which the invalid was finally overcome. Miss Henrietta Norton was born August 10, 1841, in Truxton, Courtland County, N.Y., where she was educated and spent her youth, Here also at he age of 20 years she was in 1860 married to Dr. Geo. W. Ayer, who still survives her at Medicine Lodge, Kans. Mr. and Mrs. Ayer moved form New York to Minnesota where they lived for a number of years and form there to Kansas where they made their home for about ten years. In 1890 Mrs. Ayer came to Trinidad and lived there until 1896 when she came to Walsenburg to make her home with Mrs. Henry Blickhahn, her daughter. Last April as stated she was removed to the hospital for treatment. Mrs. Ayer was the mother of seven children, three of whom still survive her, Geo. E. Ayer of Trinidad and Mrs. Henry Blickhahn and Miss Ella Ayer of Walsenburg. Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the Baptist church of Trinidad of which church Mrs. Ayer had been a devout member for many years. The body was interred in the Trinidad cemetery.

Ayers, Albert F.
Albert F. Ayers - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1987 - Albert F. Ayers passed away April 30, 1987. Survived by his wife, Violet Ayers, of the family home; two sisters, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Jan. 26, 1905, near Whitewater, Kan., and had been a Pueblo resident since retiring as a captain in the U.S. Army and a major in the USAR. He then worked at the Rehabilitation Center at the Colorado State Hospital, retiring in 1974. Member of the First United Methodist Church and Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM. There will be no visitation or viewing and, at his request, cremation, Rouch Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. Interment of the cremains will be Thursday in Lebo, Kan., under the direction of Jones Funeral Home. The family requests no flowers and that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund direct or through the funeral home office.

Ayers, Sheri Lynn
Sheri Lynn Ayers - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 - Sheri Lynn Ayers, 49, to cremation. Inurnment Duluth, Minn.

Aylsworth, Sue M.
Sue M. Aylsworth - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Mrs. Sue M. Aylsworth, resident of Pueblo since 1934, passed away unexpectedly at a local hospital May 27, 1986. Survived by one son and two grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rouch Chapel. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Ayon, Jesus Antonio
Jesus Antonio Ayon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2004 - Jesus Antonio Ayon, infant, went home to be with the Lord, Aug. 23, 2004. Born April 28, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Juan Ayon. Survived by mother, Gabriela Astorga; grandparents, Isidoro Astorga and Irma Ontiveros; uncles, Raul (Naty) Astorga, Victor, Ontiveros, Antonio Astorga and Jascive Astorga; aunts, Lorena Astorga, Juanita (Bruno) Esquibel, Sandra (Manuel) Solorsano, Jennifer (Giovanni) Otero; also survived by numerous cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m., and vigil service, 6 p.m.; both services Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 am. Monday, at Sacred Heart Avondale Church.

Azar, Laurice
Mrs. Laurice Azar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1987 - Mrs. Laurice Azar, 75, a prominent Trinidad resident, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1987, at Mount San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. A native of Zahle, Lebanon, Mrs. Azar was a longtime Trinidad resident and worked with her husband, Shaker, in various businesses in Trinidad and Denver. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 1987, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church; with the Rev. Edward Andray as celebrant Interment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Azrzigliero, Felippa
Felippa Azrzigliero - Akron Pioneer Press - July 29, 1904 - In the settlement of St. Thomas, Las Animas county, a few days ago, Felippa Azrzigliero, a little Italian girl, two and one-half years old, was killed by a stray bullet fired from some unknown point.

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