The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Baack, Helen Lola
Helen Lola Baack - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - Helen Lola Baack, 90, passed away at Sharmar Village Care Center Aug. 11, 1998. Survived by her daughter, Faye (Harlon) Rains- sister, Doris Wilson- sister-in-law, Margaret Dayton- grandchildren, Harlon (Tina) Rains Jr. and Sydney Fay (John) Latimer- four great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- special friend and relative, Mae McGill- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Ida (nee Campbell) and Franklin Dayton- brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Gladys, Dorothy, Malcolm, Alfrieda and Orville. Helen was born May 26, 1908, in Pueblo, Colo. There will be no viewing. Private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Father William V. Powers officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorials to Alzheimer's Association or American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Baayen, Mabel F.
Mabel F. Baayen - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1931 - Funeral services for Mabel F. Baayen were held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Thursday at 2:30 p. m., with the Rev. W. E. Blackstock officiating. Mrs. Lyle Elliott and Mrs. Elfie Atkinson sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus”, “Rock of Ages” and “Beautiful Isle”. The pallbearers and flowers bearers were R. E. Senger, W. S. Cavender, J. W. Short, W. A. Ricard, Wilbur Clements, Clen Speer, Elmer Becher, John R. Dykes, and J. A. Reynolds. Interment was made in Mountainview Cemetery.

Babbitt, Charles W.
Charles W. Babbitt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1938 - Charles W. Babbitt, March 11 at local hospital. Services, Saturday, 1 p.m. our chapel. Note: George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Babich, Frances M.
Frances “Fay” M. Babich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2001 - Age 89, passed away Aug. 27, 2001, at the Life Care Center of Pueblo. She is preceded by her parents, Frank and Frances Pechnik; her loving husband, Louis Babich, in 1981; two sisters and three brothers. Survived by sister, Helen (Ed) Miklich; nieces, Jean Halverson of Clinton, Wis., Edlyn Plute of Colorado Springs and Mary Ann Miklich of Pueblo; and several great-nieces and nephews. Frances retired from CF&I Steel Bolt Mill after many years of service. She is best remembered as a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the Slavonic Lodge No. 3. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Babich, Frank
Frank Babich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 1998 - Frank Babich, 85, Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 27, 1998. Survived by wife, Betty Jo- children, Jean Ann (Dennis) Reisner, Ted (Penny) Babich- mother-in-law, Elma Boren- sister-in-law, Faye Babich- six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Timothy, in 1970- and by three brothers and one sister. Mr. Babich worked as a crane hooker in the tube mill for 25 years, retiring in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows parish and the BPOE No. 90 Elks Lodge. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the family home following the interment.

Babich, Johanna
Johanna "Jennie" Lesar Babich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 1987 - Johanna "Jennie" Lesar Babich, 1903 Lynwood, May 31, 1987. Sister of Velma (Joe) Cortese, Mary G o r s h e , Mollie (Ed-ward) Rowley and Helen (Tony) Pechak, all of Pueblo; Steffie (Frank) Mihelick, Cypress, Calif.; and Bill (Eleanor) Lesar, Los Alamitos, Calif. Sister-in-law of Betty and Frank Babich, Pueblo; John Babich, Louisiana, and Faye Babich, Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, nine godchildren and a special friend, Mary Malensick, as well as numerous other friends. Predeceased by her husband, Tony Babich, who passed away in 1968; and her parents, Louis Lesar Sr. and Theresa Rose Lesar; and brothers and sisters, Louis Lesar Jr., John Lesar, Coach Edward Lesar, Olga Bowsher, Rose Yaklich, Frank Lesar and Pauline Lesar. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs. Babich resided with her sister, Velma, for the past five months. She was a member of St. Mary Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society at the church. Member of Slovenian Ladies Glee Club; WSA, Western Star Lodge No. 16 and the Senior Bowling League at Corsi Lanes. She was also instrumental in starting the Senior Sociables at St. Mary Parish, where she served as chairperson for five years. Mrs. Babich was a cook at the Pueblo Country Club and the Minnequa Club. She later owned and operated the Horseshoe Cafe in Avondale, Services, St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends in the parish hall following the Mass. They request, in lieu of food, flowers and Masses, that memorials be made to either the Ed Lesar Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Colorado National Bank, Fifth and Main Streets, Pueblo, 81003, or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Babnick, Harry A.
Harry A. Babnick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2000 - Harry A. Babnick, 74, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 31, 2000. He is preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mary Babnick; sister, Ann Babnick; and brother, Albert Babnick. Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Thelma Babnick; children, Christine (James) Fowler, Roger Babnick, of Pueblo, Mary (Dallas) Scott, of Denver, Kathy, of Denver, Linda (Leroy) McDaniel, Larry (Valerie) Babnick, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Victoria, Cheyenne, Rachal, Danika Fowler, Tammy and Tracy Morton, Taisha Bartsch, Ellie Mae, Wayne and Zachariah Babnick, Matt McDaniel, Adam, Ronnie Ray and Eva Marie Reenze; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Hanson, Stephanie Plese; brothers, Stanley (Frances) Babnick, William Babnick, of Greene, Iowa, Joseph Babnick, of Denver, John (Pat) Babnick, of Shelton, Wash.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Harry was a member of the La Veta Fishing Club and an avid fisherman. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains and spending a weekend in Cripple Creek. He was an employee at Hobbs Linoleum for 38 years before his retirement in 1986. Visitation, 2-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at the funeral home. Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Babnick, Larry Wayne
Larry Wayne Babnick - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2004 - Larry Wayne Babnick, 51, lifetime Puebloan, born Feb. 17, 1953, passed away Oct. 23, 2004. Served in the U.S. Army and was a glass cutter and auto mechanic by trade. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Katherine (Watts) Babnick. Survived by his wife, Valerie Hileman Babnick; children, Dennis (Danielle) Hileman, Ellie (Jon) Greenback, Wayne (Anne) Babnick, Zachariah Babnick; four grandchildren; other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation, no formal services.

Baca, Abel A.
Abel A. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2002 - Abel A. Baca, 64, went to be with the Lord, Sept. 10, 2002. Mr. Baca was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Sopris, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Susie Baca; brother, Dave Baca; and uncle, Raymond Garcia. He is survived by his children, Cathy (Gabe) Martinez, Yvonne (Ernie) Baca and Steven (Connie) Baca, all of Pueblo, Anthony Baca and Thom Baca both of Reno, Nev.; 8 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his ex-wife, Evelyn Armenta. Also survived by brother, Fred Baca; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, all of his friends at the farm and his special friend, Mary Aguirres. Abel retired from the CF&I after 33 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and all church festivals. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man, who was always available to help anyone in need and was loved by all those who knew him. Visitation at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth, from noon until 4:30 p.m., Monday. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. on Monday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, also at Sacred Heart Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1144 33rd Lane following the interment.

Baca, Adelina R.
Adelina R. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1987 - Adelina R. Baca, 85, passed away July 21, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mrs. Baca is survived by her husband, Cipriano Baca of Pueblo; five children, Sylvia (Phillip) Baca of California, Timmie (Charlie) Carreon of Pueblo, George (Ida) Baca of Denver, Cipriano (Beatrice) Baca Jr. of New Mexico, Arthur (Dolores) Baca of New Mexico; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, David Mercado. She is survived also by one sister, Dolores Santos of California; sisters-in-law, Gladys Romero, Flora Romero; three half-brothers; two half-sisters; numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baca was preceded in death by one daughter, Rosemary Mercado; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, J. S. Romero Jr., Eugene Romero; and one sister, Helen Vasquez. Mrs. Baca was born Aug. 14, 1901, in Starkville, Colo., and was a Pueblo resident for the past 20 years. Visitation from noon to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Francis Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 1987, at St. Francis Church. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1714 E. Routt and 1812 E. Routt.

Baca, Alfonso
Alfonso Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Alfonso Baca, 86, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 19, 2000. Mr. Baca was a longtime member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Luciana Baca; parents, Jose and Adela Baca; son, Robert Baca; and daughter, Viola Finn. He is survived by his children, Ferdie Baca, Avondale, Priscilla (Mike) Berens, Arvada, Edward (Lydia) Baca, Colorado Springs, Armando (Jennie) Baca, Avondale, Alex (Pauline) Baca, Pueblo, Linda (Antonio) Flores, Littleton, Joey (Clara) Baca, Arvada, Jess (Cindy) Baca, Pueblo, Mary (Jerry) Fordham, Colorado Springs, and Larry (Esther) Baca, Pueblo; and grandchildren he raised, James, Veronica, Ruben and Paul, for a total of 53 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca enjoyed caring for his flowers and trees. He will always be remembered for his smiling eyes and wonderful sense of humor. Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000, to be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. Interment will be at St. Vrain Cemetery in Avondale. Friends will be received at the home of Larry and Esther Baca, 5103 Athos Court. The family may be reached at (719) 560-0695. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elm, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, in memory of Alfonso Baca.

Baca, Aloyse
Aloyse Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Aloyse Baca, 40, affectionately known as "LuLu" departed this life in San Pablo, the result of an auto accident, Feb. 20, 2004. She was born Oct. 11, 1963, in Pueblo. Graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins in 1980. She served six years in the U.S. Army. Employed at Buena Ventura Stores. Predeceased by grandparents, Ruben and Abelina Lucero, Emilio and Aurelia Lucero; brother, Stone Lucero; aunt, Genara Manzanares; uncles, Emilio Lucero Jr., Manuel Gonzales; cousin and comadre, Carla Trujillo. Survived by children, David Baca, Amber Baca; parents, Bernie and Gloria Lucero; two brothers, Bernard (Erin) Lucero, Lawrence Lucero; special niece and nephew, Meghan and Spencer Lucero; several aunts, uncles and a host of friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Andres
Andres Baca - Huerfano World - December 8, 1990 - Andres "Andy" Baca 82, died Nov. 29, 1990, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where he had entered two days before. Mr. Baca had been in failing health since Thanksgiving, 1989. Born in Las Vegas, NM, Nov. 10, 1908, he was a young lad when the Baca family moved to Huerfano County. He attended school through the fourth grade and at the age of 11 entered the coal mines where he worked until his retirement. He had been employed in most of the area coal mines in Las Animas and Huerfano County. A member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine Workers of America, he is survived by his wife, Beatrice, Walsenburg; six children, Rita Hurtado, Walsenburg, Viola Pacheco, Aurora; Don Baca, Pueblo, Brenda Kidd, Aurora; James Baca, Denver and Roseann Sandoval, Lakewood. Mrs. Sandoval is a daughter of Andy's by a previous marriage to Roseanne Garcia. He is also survived by two brothers, Joe Baca, Denver and Fred Baca, Visalia, CA; a sister, Fannie Leyba, West Covina, CA; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery with UMWA graveside service. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Baca, Anicasio
Anicasio “Nick” Baca – Pueblo Chieftain – October 24, 2006 - Anicasio "Nick" Baca, born on April 28, 1930 in Chapelle, N.M., to Mariqueta Ortiz and Hipolito Baca, who preceded him in death; along with his brother, Cristobal Baca; his wife's parents, Faustin and Gertrude Benavidez; his daughter, Gloria Baca; and grandson, Albert Baca. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; his children, Frank (Evelyn) Baca, Johnnie Baca, Pete Baca, David (Phyllis) Baca, Ruth (Greg) Mondragon, Dennis Baca, Caroll Baca; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brothers, Trinidad (Anna) Baca, Antonio (Angie) Baca; and sisters, Clorinda Trujillo, Aurora Baca, Vangie Wickens and Sadie (George) Aoyagi; and numerous other relatives. Nick was retired from the Denver Rio Grande Railroad. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank John Aragon and the staff at Life Care Center for all the care given to Nick. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Antonio Montez
Antonio Montez Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2001 - Antonio Montez Baca, 80, passed away July 15, 2001. Survived by his children, Ruben Baca, Diane Baca, Darlene (Jessie) Vaughn, Theresa (Paul) Overcash, Mike Baca, Laurie (Joe) Pena, Ruth Baca and Tony Baca, all of Santa Fe, N.M., and Ernest (Denise) Baca of Pueblo; sister, Rose Harvey of California; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. As per his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family will receive condolences at 610 Brown, Pueblo, 81004.

Baca, Arthur Anthony
Arthur Anthony "Buddy" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2003 - Arthur Anthony "Buddy" Baca, 73, born Aug. 1, 1930, in Shoemaker, N.M., passed away peacefully Sept. 16, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A Pueblo resident for the past 52 years, Mr. Baca was a retired ammo specialist with the former Pueblo Army Depot and served four years in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed his vegetable garden, reading his Bible daily, working the daily crossword puzzles in the newspaper and watching the Denver Broncos games with family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Eusebio and Mary Agnes (Cordova) Baca; a brother, Joe R. Baca; a sister, Mary Grace Griffing. He leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife of 47 years, Josie Flores Baca; children, James Arthur Baca, Michael J. Baca, Albert "Ron" (Dorothy) Baca, Donna M. (Harold) Padilla, Elizabeth A. (Jerry Montoya) Baca; siblings, Frank L. (Carmen) Baca, Dr. Mary Ann (Ramon) Roldan; sister-in-law, Mabel Baca; six grandchildren, Desiree (Ted Soto) Baca, Shawn Baca, Aaron Baca, Sarah Montoya, Jerri Lynn Montoya, Alexander Baca; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Baca, his "Little Princess"; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Arthur Filberto
Arthur Filberto Baca – Pueblo Chieftain – August 7, 2006 - Arthur Filberto Baca, 81, a lifetime Puebloan, born Jan. 16, 1925, passed away unexpectedly at the V.A. Medical Center, Denver, Aug. 2, 2006. Mr. Baca was a retired journeyman carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the 77th Infantry Division. He was wounded in battle May 2, 1945, in Okinawa, R.I. He received the Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. As an accomplished carpenter, Arthur enjoyed building/remodeling homes, and always said when they finished he had made another friend for life. He loved to see the glow in ladies' eyes when he finished their cabinets, kitchens and bathrooms. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, Jose Natividad and Sotera (Saiz) Baca; a brother, Daniel Baca; two sisters, Irene Treadway and Josie Valencia; and beloved wife, Lillian Baca, in 1984. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Arthur (Christina) Baca, Stephenie (Leo) Herrera, Debra (Gilbert) Gonzales; siblings, Jose Baca, Louie (Joann) Baca, Esther (Henry) Baca, Mary (Eddie) Santoyo and Virginia Cassidy; grandchildren, Amber, Monique, Zachariah, Santiago, Reanna, Paul, Danielle, Julian, Henry; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Joe Montoya, Andres Lopez and John Baros. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team to follow. Interment, noon Wednesday, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Baca, Consuelo
Miss Consuelo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1922 - Miss Consuelo Baca, 16 years old, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Baca of Pueblo, was shot and probably fatally wounded by Josephine LaVerta, 18 years old, a Spanish girl, who was later arrested by the local police. The shooting occurred at the Pueblo Loretto Academy, where Miss Baca is a student and a member of the graduating class of next month.

Baca, Cordelia Gurule
Cordelia Gurule Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2001 - Cordelia Gurule Baca went home to the Lord July 16, 2001. Predeceased by beloved husband of 50 years, George Marshall Baca; also her loving son, Ronald Lee Baca; sister, Dorothy Montoya; brother, Paul Gurule; and brother-in-law, Joe Autobee. She leaves behind her children to cherish her beautiful memories; John, Victor (Cheryl), Joanne, David (Brenda), George (Katrina); brother, Art (Angie) Gurule; sister, Palmie Autobee; grandchildren, Leanna (Manuel), Melanie, Candace, Diamon (Jason), Cerissa, Victor (Jessica), Matthew (April), Bernadette; great-grandchildren; Daniel "Eli," Lorena, Elisa, Caeleigh, David Jr., Ashley, Matthew Jr.; special friends, Joan Murnane, Millie Escajera. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Cordelia was born Jan. 18, 1924, to the union of Pete Gurule and Rebecca Ortiviz. Raised by godparents, Joe and Tomasita Mondragon. "Grandma Cordie" as she was affectionately known to many additional children as well as all her natural grandchildren was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She left a unique legacy as a spiritual Angel on Earth. She was based in her faith as a devout Catholic with special lifelong dedications to the Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Fatima and The Novenas. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Cordie was a uniquely gifted Ranch-Homemaker/Manager for 41 years. She will be remembered for her exquisite baking and cooking skills she perfected to delivery. She will be especially remembered as a dedicated, loving mother and gracious lady always ready to offer warm, gentle wit. Cordelia was a strong and courageous woman, graced with class, elevated personal dignity and poise at its highest level. She will be deeply missed by the many lives she blessed with her caring heart and tender smile. Recitation of the rosary this evening, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 8 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow at the Baca Family Ranch Cemetery.

Baca, Delphinia
Delphinia "Del" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1999 - Delphinia "Del" Baca, 55, went to be with the Lord July 5, 1999. She was born June 18, 1944, to Joe and Eleanor Martinez. Preceded in death by parents Joel, and Eleanor Martinez- brother, Joe (Sonny) Martinez- sister, Viola Langlois. Survived by husband, Camilo Baca Jr., of the family home- son, Jason Baca, Littleton- sisters, Rose (Jess) Arellano, Janice (Henry) Madrid of Pueblo- four stepchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Del worked for Seal Pharmacy for 10 years and Potter Pharmacy for three years. She was a collector of music boxes and Elvis memorabilia and loved to hear his music. Her greatest accomplishment in her life was her son, Jason. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Happy Carmona, Emmett Seal of Seal Pharmacy, Dave and Cathy Bossi of Potter Pharmacy. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched through her employment as clerk and delivery person. Funeral services will be held at St. Leander Church, 10a.m. Thursday. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later time. The family will greet friends and relatives at the church hall following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Baca, Dora Pino
Dora Pino Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1998 - Dora Pino Baca, departed this life on Oct. 18, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was born on May 23, 1909, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Juan and Margarita Pino. Preceded in death by her son, Robert Maes- husband, Chris Baca- and former husband, Nick Maes- and four brothers and six sisters. Dora was mother to Gilbert (Patricia) Maes- and grandmother to 10 grandchildren- great-grandmother to 11- and great-great-grandmother to three. Dora was born and raised in Walsenburg, then moved to Pueblo in the 1950s. She was employed by the Pueblo Army Depot where she served as a laborer in the ammunition department. She retired from the PAD, then spent the remaining years of her life as a wonderful mother, grandmother and aunt to her family, who loved her very much. She was also a member of St. Leander Parish and a devoted Catholic. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday, 1-7 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998. Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998. Both services to be held at St. Leander Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Eddie Facundo
Eddie Facundo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2004 - Eddie Facundo Baca, 73, passed away Aug. 10, 2004, following a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 13, 1930, in Sapello, N.M., he was a retired construction worker. Mr. Baca was a former Morada member; he also enjoyed family gatherings, watching wrestling, western movies and playing cards. Predeceased by his parents, Camilo and Silveria Trujillo Baca; his biological father, Secundino Mascarenas; first wife, Julia Baca; son, Tony Griego; father- and mother-in-law, Manuel and Lupita Griego. He leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife, Clarice Kozak Baca; children, Connie (Joe) Martinez, Elizabeth (Bill) Gallegos, Annie (Ernie) Gallegos, Lorraine (Tomas) Gallegos, Judy (Gilbert) Lucero, Betty (Chris) Lucero; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Franklin Jimmie and Timothy Dean; siblings, Gomencinda (Benito) Roybal, Adam (Bobbie) Baca, Annie (Wilfred) Carrasco, Nick (Roseanne) Baca, Camilo Baca Jr., Rosemary (Charles) Chavez, John (Lisa) Baca, Camillan Baca, Sharon (Adrian) Baca; extended family, Epimenio (Connie) Mascarenas, Della (Lupe) Urioste, Aggie (Mike) Jaramillo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, and of course his constant companion, his little Chihuahua dog, "Olivia." Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Leander Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the St. Leander Hall following the burial rites.

Baca, Edward A. Sr.
Edward A. Baca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Edward A. Baca Sr., 93, departed this life April 13, 2005. He was born March 23, 1913, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Jose Leon and Pablita Aragon Baca, both of whom precede him in death and also wife, Stella Moya Baca; sons, Frankie and Leroy; daughters, Antonia and Josie. Mr. Baca retired from Bernstein's Brothers. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his yard tending to his fruit trees and his once a year trip to Santoaurio. Edward is survived by his children, Juana (Horacio) Olguin, Linda (Alfonso) Martinez, Rosie (Larry) Nagelschneider, Joe (Frances) Baca, Edward (Viola) Baca, Ezequel (Cynthia) Baca, Connie (Jerry) Champion, Sam Baca, Evelyn (Leroy) Mondragon and Ralph (Clara) Baca; 39 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father John Farley, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Elvia Maria Almeda
Elvia Maria Almeda Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2004 - Elvia Maria Almeda Baca, 27, loving daughter, beloved wife, faithful sister, wonderful mother and a friend to many, departed this life unexpectedly on April 4, 2004. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Elvia was born on June 12, 1976. She graduated from South High School in 1994. Elvia loved spending time with her three beautiful daughters, going to church and family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Elvia is preceded in death by her grandparents, Jess and Pauline Almeda, Leonarda Flores; uncle, David Almeda; and cousin, Tito Almeda Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, Frank and Estela Almeda; husband, Carlos Baca; children, Kayla Ranae, Mercedes Alexandra and Samantha Christine Baca; two sisters, Elena (Brian) Kasan, Estelle (Benny Lopez) Almeda; a brother, Frank "Kiko" Almeda; grandfather, Jose Remedios; grandmother, Helen (Phil) Valerio; aunts, Teresa (John Lausell) Almeda, Catalina (Francisco) Serrano, Margarita (Toby) Rael and Jessica Felipe Flores; uncles, Michael (Olivama) Almeda, Tito (Joann) Almeda Sr., Esiquel (Maggie) Flores, Porfirio (Sharon) Flores and Ramon (Marta) Flores; special cousin, Barbara (Shane) Altis; father- and mother-in-law, Ray and Gloria Martinez; sisters-in-law, Valerie Baca, Lynette Martinez; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. today, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Almeda-Baca family will receive friends at the family home.

Baca, Ely
Ely Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2006 - Ely Baca, 76, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2006. Preceded in death by his former spouse, Jennie Romero; parents, Eulojio and Antonia Baca; and brother, Lucas Baca. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Margaret Baca; children, Annette (Joe) Sanchez, Mary (Joe) Vargas, Dennis (Delores) Gonzales, Bob Gonzales, John (Geri) Gonzales, Gary (Valentina) Gonzales, Dale (Shelley) Gonzales and Sammy (Cynthia) Gonzales; brother, Theodore Baca; sisters, Lupe Baca and Ersie Vigil; beloved dog, Bo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following burial.

Baca, Emma Mary
Emma Mary Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2004 - Emma Mary Baca, 90, passed away March 27, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Wilma Guarduno; husband, Albert F. Baca, 1981; and brothers, Abraham and Lloyd Guarduno. Emma is survived by her son, Albert (Marie) Baca; grandchildren, Robert (Ann) Lucero, Albert (Marie) Baca, Renee (Robert) Montano, Gilbert (Gina) Baca, Crystal Saiz; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Ernest Jake Sr.
Ernest Jake Baca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2003 - Ernest Jake Baca Sr., 70, of Pueblo, passed away May 28, 2003. Born Aug. 18,1932, in Trinidad, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Rose Baca; one brother, Jesus Baca; sisters-in-law, Rosie Ortega and Carmen Garcia. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou Baca of the family home; children, Judy (Charlie Garcia) Baca, Carol (Rick Brown) Arellano, Dennis (Veronica) Baca, Ernest (Pam) Baca Jr.; grandchildren, Nicole (Elvis Cordova) Arellano, Tiffany (Gilbert Montoya) Baca and Jacob Baca; sisters, Maggie Santos, Maxine (Frank) Orona, Debra (Marty Herndon) Duran, Diane (Mike) Yallanardo, Jackie (Richard) Roldan and Rosie Trujillo; in-laws, Armando (Sadie) Chavez, Esther (Albert) Garcia, Henrietta (Rudy) Salazar, Berta (Frank) Ortiz, Nellie (Eloy) Baca, Placido Garcia and Fernie Ortega. Numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives. Ernest served in the Navy during the Korean War. Retired from Dana Corp. in 1992 after 42 years of service. He enjoyed his trips to Cripple Creek, Las Vegas and he loved his Broncos. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday; both at St. Joseph Church, in Blende. Celebrant, Father Jim Koenigsfeld. Interment, Roselawn. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baca, Fedelina
Fedelina Baca - Cañon City Daily Record - October 19, 2005 - Fedelina Baca 83, died Oct. 15, 2005. She was born May 27, 1922, in Redwing, to Moses and Josephine (Pacheco) Martinez. She married Isaac Baca on Oct. 26, 1936, in Gardner. She is survived by her children, Urban Baca, Cañon City, Herbert Baca, Florence, Martha (Ernie) Schumacher, Florence, Delores Martinez, Kingman, Ariz., Arlene (Jerry) DeLoach, Florence; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Isaac; one son and one grandson. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Holt Family Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Holt Chapel of the Garden. Burial will be at a later date at Mountain Vale Memorial Park. Arrangements were handled by Holt Family Funeral Home.

Baca, Felipe
Felipe Baca – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 7, 1874 – Felipe Baca, an old and well known citizen of Trinidad, died on the 3d instant.

Baca, Floripa G.
Floripa G. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2001 - Floripa G. Baca, 97, departed this life Dec. 5, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. Born March 24, 1904, in Las Lourdes, N.M. She was a homemaker, enjoying crocheting, sewing and working puzzles. Preceded in death by parents, Juan B. and Crucita (Gonzales) Garcia; son, Nick Baca; and husband, Fidencio Baca. Survived by her children, Agapita (Louie) Montoya, Flora (Emilio) DeTello, Gonsalo (Josie) Baca, Margarito (Lorraine) Baca, Elesario Baca, Audilia (Luiz) Lovato; 19 grandchildren; numerous other great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. - Floripa G. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - We the family of Floripa G. Baca would like to express our sincere appreciation for the kindness shown during the loss of our mother. A very special thanks to Charles and Petra McCulley for the personal concern shown, we appreciate the beautiful flowers you placed in momma's hand, also the food tray you sent and your staff for the wonderful service they provided us. A special thanks to Father Richard Becker, and staff of St. Joseph Church, Mr. Lupe Gutierrez for the beautiful music you provided, and all the people who attended, and those who helped with the serving. We also appreciate the flowers, cards, phone calls. Thank you, and God Bless all. Sincerely, Agapita Montoya, Flora DeTello, Gonsalo Baca, Audilia Lovato, and families.

Baca, Frances W.
Frances W. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2005 - Frances W. Baca, 60, passed away July 22, 2005. Survived by husband, Lee Baca of the family home; children, Orlando Purdue of Pueblo, Elizabeth Purdue of Colorado Springs, Debra (Gene) Casados of Pueblo, Yolanda Sena of Pueblo, Vickey (Joylene) Sena of Pueblo; sisters, Peggy Trujillo and Sally (Gene) Parker, both of Pueblo; brothers, George Rodgers, Jim (Rita) Rodgers and Richard Rodgers, all of Pueblo. Frances is also survived by 11 Grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents, and two daughters, Frances W. and Debra Purdue. Born on Jan. 13, 1945, to Henry and Viola Rodgers. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1099 S. McCulloch Blvd., Pueblo West, with Pastor Cliff Ball officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials made be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, through the funeral home office.

Baca, Gene
Gene Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1999 - Gene Baca, age 78, member of the pioneer Baca and Finn families, was born in Undercliff, Colo., and passed away April 22, 1999, in Kingman, Ariz. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Elise Baca, and by his brothers, Gilbert and George Baca. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Ed) McNeely, Westminster, Calif., Christina Martinez, Peoria, Ariz., Kathleen (Gregory) Beatie, Chula Vista, Calif., Susan (Baltazar) Perez, Cypress, Calif., Rebecca Norris, Lake Elsinore, Calif., and Ellen Baca, Kingman, Ariz.- brothers and sisters, Annie (Jess) Rodriguez, Jenny Rodriguez, Toby (Frances) Baca, Sam (Mary) Baca Jr. and Helen (Florencio) Quintana, all of Pueblo- 18 grandchildren- and 21 great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca lived in Kingman, Ariz., for the past 17 years and was a master mechanic and member of St. Mary Church in Kingman. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday. Both services, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Interment will be on the Baca Family Ranch.

Baca, George
George "Fred" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2003 - George "Fred" Baca, 49, went to be with the Lord April 26, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Feb. 1, 1954, in Pueblo, Colo., to George and Victoria Baca. Preceded in death by his grandparents; sister and two brothers. Survived by parents, George and Louise Baca, Victoria and David Herrera; children, Shawna Rae (Jim) Hodgson, Kimberly Celeste Baca and George Kyle Baca; grandson, Gavin Hodgson; sister, Carla (Ric) Alvarez; brother, Kenneth (Connie) Baca; nephew, Kenn Medina; and a special cousin, J.R. Elizondo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friend, Carl Califano. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Family Catholic Parish. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice through the funeral home office.

Baca, George D.
George D. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1986 - George D. Baca, 67, of Pueblo died Sept. 15, 1986, at Fort Lyon Veterans Hospital. He was a WWII veteran serving in the Army. He is survived by his wife, five sons, three daughters, numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He is survived also by one brother and one sister. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday at Fort Lyon Chapel with interment to follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Baca, George Marshall
George Marshall Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1996 - George Marshall Baca, went to be with the Lord June 7, 1996. A lifetime farmer, rancher and cowboy, he is survived by devoted and loving wife of 50 plus years, Cordelia of the family home, children, John Baca, Victor (Cheryl) Baca, Joanne Baca-Emerson, David (Brenda) Baca, George Baca and Mary Ann Jasper; daughter-in-law, Jo Kountz-Baca; grandfather of 14 including Leanne and goddaughter, Melanie, who were raised at the family ranch. Also survived by four great-great-grandchildren of three brothers, Gene Baca, Toby (Francis) Baca and Sam (Mary) Baca; three sisters, Annie (Jess) Rodriguez, Jennie (Steve) Rodriguez and Helen (Florencio) Quintana; sister-in-law, Eva Baca, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Elise Baca; brother, Gilbert Baca, and son, Ron Baca. George was a veteran of U.S. Navy and was personally decorated with the Silver Star, Purple Heart and other South Pacific Theater medals by President Harry S. Truman and Admiral George Nimitz aboard the USS San Francisco, having survived 14 major battle campaigns. Mr. Baca was a sixth generation Colorado son of the Baca, Finn and Autobee pioneer families and was very proud of his Spanish, Irish and French heritage. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both services, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Interment, Baca Ranch Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Comer Funeral Home. 329 Goodnight Ave.

Baca, Georgino
Georgino Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Georgino Baca, 66, died July 30, 2000, at a hospital in Pueblo. He was a retired plater. Mr. Baca was born March 29, 1934, in Taos, N.M., to Manuel A. and Elena Baca, who are deceased. He was married Nov. 27, 1952, to Martha F. Espinoza, who is deceased. He is survived by three sons, Michael, Wayne, and John; two daughters, Gloria Vigil and Georgianna Ausec; a brother, Ruben; nine sisters, Grace Aguilar, Sally Yates, Annie Mecure, Nancy Santos, Mary Gutierrez, Rose Bobian, Eileen Ayala, Ruth Aguero and Lisa Montiel; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher, and a brother, Joe. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, 80910, (719) 634-1597, with a vigil to follow at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. Graveside services will be at noon Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Family and friends will be gathering back at Sacred Heart Catholic Church immediately following the graveside service.

Baca, Gloria
Gloria Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2002 - Gloria Baca, 41, affectionately know as "Aunti Mogey," passed away May 15, 2002, following a lengthy illness. Survived by her parents, Anicasio "Nick" and Carmen Baca; brothers, Frank (Evelyn) Baca, John Baca, Pete (Doris) Baca, Dave Baca and Dennis (Yvette) Baca, all of Pueblo; sisters, Ruth (Greg) Mondragon and Caroll Baca, all of Pueblo; special friend, Cherie Evans; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many special friends. Gloria enjoyed many sports, including bowling and darts. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Gertrude Garza officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Gregory Eugene
Gregory Eugene Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2004 - Gregory Eugene Baca, 45, lifetime Puebloan born May 14, 1959, departed this life Aug. 19, 2004. Predeceased by his father, Gilbert Baca Sr.; brothers, John Baca, Gilbert Baca Jr., and Louie Baca, June 17, 2004; and also a niece, Naomi Sanchez. Survived by his mother and best friend, Mary Vialpando Baca; children, Leonard Lucero, Greg (Aurora Dishta) Baca Jr., Angela (Mike Jackson) Baca, Rachell (Fernando Romero) Ballou; grandchildren, Andres Quintana, Yunik Baca, Tony, Deangela and Santiago Baca, Isabella Romero; siblings, Virginia (Terry) Toal, Barbara Valdez, Mary (Tony) Gutierrez; goddaughter, Selena Valles; godmother, Sadie Vialpando; numerous other relatives and friends. At Greg's request, cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Pastor Tim Aragon officiating. The Baca family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following the memorial service.

Baca, Hilario
Hilario "Harry" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1999 - Hilario "Harry" Baca, 89, formally of Pueblo, passed away May 16, 1999 in Denver. Born Dec. 2, 1909 in San Miguel, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Eliseo and Adelaida Montano Baca- three brothers, Joe Baca, Domingo Baca and Lee Baca, two sisters, Teodora Baca and Veronica Marquez Baca. Survived by his loving wife Mary Baca of the family home in Denver- son, Ricardo (Judi) Baca, Superior, Colo.- daughter Kathy (Allan) Bradford, Look out Mountain, Ga.- brothers, Mike Baca, Pueblo and Del Baca, Albuquerque, N.M.-sister, Florinda Samudio, Albuquerque, N.M.- seven grandchildren and Five great grandchildren. Viewing Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, Wednesday 8:30 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Celebrant Rev. Ervin Schmitt. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Isadore Sr.
Isadore Chido" Baca Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1998 - Isadore Chido" Baca Sr., 67, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 3, 1998. Born on April 18, 1931, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Lupe Martinez Baca- and parents, Jake and Laura Baca. Survived by sons, Isadore Ed (Dawn) Baca, Pueblo, Chris (Dorothy) Baca, Denver, Steve Baca, Colorado Springs, Eugene Baca, Denver- stepsons, Larry Martinez, Joe Martinez, both of Pueblo, and Tony Martinez, Cheyenne, Wyo.- stepdaughters, Theresa (Andy) Lucero, Highlands Ranch, and Anita (Tim) Finn, San Antonio, Texas- brothers, Manuel (Maria) Baca, Pueblo, Gilbert (Mary) Baca, Colorado Springs, and Jake Baca, Pueblo- sister, Delia (Juan) Pizzaro, Pueblo- 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Member of the VFW Post No. 61, and American Legion Post No. 204 Denver and a member of the Crusillo, and Teamsters Union. Viewing from 1-6 p.m. today and Friday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Church, Rev. Bob Carden, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2400 W. 14th.

Baca, Jesus J.
Jesus J. “Tuddy” Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Jesus J. “Tuddy” Baca passed away March 4, 2003, in Pueblo. Jesus was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Trinidad, Colo., to Jake and Rose Gallegos Baca. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Geraldine; and son, Tim. He is survived by his children, Mercedes Blair, of Colorado Springs, Steven Baca, of Pueblo and Ramona Vega, of Denver; his brother, Ernest (Mary Lou) Baca, of Pueblo; sisters, Maggie Santos, Maxine (Frank) Orona, Rosie Trujillo, Jackie (Richard) Roldan, Diana (Mike) Yallanardo and Debbie (Marty) Duran, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2003, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road with Father Richard Becker as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will greet friends at the church fellowship hall following the graveside service.

Baca, Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria Baca - Colorado Daily Chieftain - April 26, 1876 - Jesus Maria Baca, the oldest native printer in New Mexico, died at Santa Fe on the 20th, aged sixty-five years. He learned his trade in Durango, Mexico, returned to the territory with Padre Martinez, and under the latter establishment the first printing office in the territory of Taos, about the year 1835; and we believe the first printing office west of the Mississippi valley. He remained in the office until 1847, when it was purchased and removed to Santa Fe by Hovey & Davis, who published the Santa Fe Republican, the first newspaper established and printed in the territory.

Baca, Joe L.
Joe L. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1987 - Joe L. Baca, 85, late of 525 Bellevue Place, died March 26, 1987, following a lengthy illness. Retired from CF&I, Open Hearth in 1967 with 28 years of service. Member of St. Patrick Church. Preceded in death by his brother, Domingo Baca, 1984. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Tillie Baca; grandson, James T. (Rose Marie) Tafoya, whom he raised as son and only son from infancy; daughter-in-law, Evelyn (John) Mascarenas, Pueblo; sisters and brothers, Flora (Bob) Samudio, Albuquerque, N.M., Vernie Marquez, Pueblo, Mike (Marge) Baca, Pueblo, Harry (Mary) Baca, Denver, Lee (Libby) Baca, Oakland, Calif., and Del (Mercy) Baca, Albuquerque. Also survived by six other grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church, with Bishop Tafoya officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 525 Bellevue.

Baca, Joe O.
Joe O. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1999 - Joe O. Baca, 70, passed away April 15, 1999. Survived by his wife, Jennie Baca- brothers and sisters, Grace (Cruz) Aguilar, Annie (Mike) Mecure, Nancy (Manuel) Santos, Sally Yates, Rosie (Richard) Villanueva, George (Martha) Baca, Nash (Eileen) Ayala, Ruth (Foster) Arguello, Lisa (Joe) Montel, Mary Gutierrez, Ruben (Josie) Baca. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Baca, John George
John George Baca – Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1997 - John George Baca, 43, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 20, 1997, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, John was born on Feb. 9, 1954. He was a salesman for Hwy. 50 Auto Plex. Preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Baca Sr., October 1990- brother, Gilbert Baca Jr., October 1988- grandparents, Joe and Sinforosa Vialpando, Jose Leon and Pablita Baca- and niece, Naomi Sanchez, August 1979- also his good friend, Donald Sonny" Blauser. Survived by his children, Tammy (Tony) Baca, Cassie Bubbles" Baca, Johnny (Carla) Baca- his mother, Mary (Vialpando) Baca- six grandchildren, Destiny, Joshua, Jaylynn, Rocky, Iesha, Jennesa- two brothers, Greg Baca, Louis (Kathleen) Baca- three sisters, Virginia (Terry) Toal, Barbara Baca, Mary (Anthony) Gutierrez- former wife, Marlene Lunbom- special friend, Dorothy Montanez- special friends, Tom and Carol Ashton- numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. John's greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Evening service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, both services, Angelus Chapel. Pastor Sam Orosco and Rev. Rudy Vasquez of the Landmark Apostolic Church officiating. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1104 Palmer.

Baca, John R.
John R. "Shorty" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 1, 2001. He is survived by his loving wife, Ida Baca; children, Albert (Leonor) Baca of Clinton, Iowa, Lucille (Mike) Heintz of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also survived by sisters, Esther and Antoinette; brother, Sam; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at Imperial Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Jose Arturo
Jose Arturo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2000 - Jose Arturo Baca, 73, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord Nov. 26, 2000. Born April 27, 1927, in Sapello, N.M. Survived by his sisters-in-law, Mrs. Susan Baca of Pueblo and Mrs. Rose Baca of Henderson, Nev.; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Memorial vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Memorial funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. No viewing, cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the Mass.

Baca, Josephine R.
Josephine R. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - Josephine R. Baca, 66, departed this life Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born April 9, 1935. A devout Catholic, Josephine prayed her rosary faithfully. She was a religious educator for the Pueblo Catholic Diocese; she was also a member of the Blue Army Legion of Mary, the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Church, plus other prayer groups within the church. As a hobby she made ceramic statues of the various saints of the church, and gave them to the sick and shut-ins. She also had a doll collection spanning over 20 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Augustine and Catherine (Taylor) Regalado; infant daughter, Maxine Martinez. Survived by her husband, Ruben Baca; children Rebecca Gonzales, Cynthia (Lloyd) Vigil, Jessie (Michael) Garcia, Maria Martinez, Max A. Martinez Jr., 13 grandchildren to include Felicia Martinez and Bianca Flores, whom she raised; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Maria Louisa Zamora, Richard (Josephine) Regalado, Tom Regalado, Anthony (Virginia) Regalado, Ron (Lennie) Regalado, Ralph (Josephine) Regalado; former husband and good friend, Max A. Martinez Sr.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Baca, Josie
Josie Baca – Newspaper Unknown – March 1999 - Hale County, Texas – Muleshoe - Funeral Mass for Josie Baca, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Augustine, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Muleshoe Memorial Park by Ellis Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Mrs. Baca died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1925, in Trinidad, Colo. She moved to Muleshoe from Pueblo, Colo., in 1969. She was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. On May 12, 1947, she married Fred Baca in Trinidad. He died in March of 1980. Survivors include a daughter, Josie Guerrero of Muleshoe; a sister, Mary Hernandez of Olton; and two grandchildren.

Baca, Juanita
Juanita Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2006 - Juanita Baca, 77, passed away May 26, 2006. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and service, 11 a.m. Wednesday; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baca, Lalo
Lalo Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1997 - Lalo Baca, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away at his home on Nov. 15, 1997. Lalo will be sadly missed and long remembered by his many friends and family from Pueblo's East Side where he was the owner and operator of Baca's Grocery at 13th and Troy for many years. Mr. Baca enjoyed fishing, traveling, especially to the Colorado mountains, but most of all he loved people and his family. Survived by his sons, David L. Martinez and Robert R. (Esther) Martinez- grandsons, David, Robert, James and Ben Martinez- two great-grandchildren- brothers, Dan and Eugene Callahan- sister, Elsie Wedel- and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sophie (1985). Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, with funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation from 2 until 4 p.m. on Monday. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Baca, Louis Patrick
Louis Patrick Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2004 - Louis Patrick Baca, 41, known to family and friends as Louie, departed this life unexpectedly June 17, 2004. He was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Denver. He served in the U.S. Army and was a cook by trade. Predeceased by his father, Gilbert Baca Sr.; brothers, John Baca and Gilbert Baca Jr.; and a niece, Naomi Sanchez. Survived by his mother, Mary Baca; daughters, Lorrie Romero, Mayme (Chris) Nelson, Brittney Baca, Patricia Baca, Chantelle Baca and Rebecca Baca; three grandchildren, Fred Romero Jr., Jasmin Caballero and Ciera Martinez Baca; one brother, Greg Baca Sr.; sisters, Virginia (Terry) Toal, Barbara Valdez, Mary (Tony) Gutierrez; special niece, Crystal Aragon; special nephew, Solomon Aragon Jr.; special friend, Gloria Mascarenas; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Aragon officiating. Cremation to follow. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the service.

Baca, Luciana D.
Luciana D. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2000 - Luciana D. Baca, 83, of Avondale, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 2, 2000. A lifetime member of the Altar and Rosary Society for over 40 years and volunteer for many hours of service at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. Preceded in death by her parents, Ricardo and Reynalda Sandoval; son Robert Baca; and daughter, Viola Finn. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Alfonso Baca; siblings, Juan (Loyola) Sandoval, Ernest (Yolanda) Sandoval and Lydia Melena; children, Ferdie Baca, Avondale, Priscilla (Mike) Berens, Arvada, Edward (Lydia) Baca, Colorado Springs, Armando (Jennie) Baca, Avondale, Alex (Pauline) Baca, Pueblo, Linda (Antonio) Flores, Littleton, Joey (Clara) Baca, Arvada, Jess (Cindy) Baca, Pueblo, Mary (Jerry) Fordham, Colorado Springs and Larry (Esther) Baca, Pueblo; and grandchildren that she raised, James, Veronica, Ruben and Paul, for a total of 53 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation from 1 until 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary 7 p.m. Sunday with funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2000. Both services to be held at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Interment will be at St. Vrain Cemetery in Avondale. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elm, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, in memory of Mrs. Baca.

Baca, Lucille A.
Lucille A. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 1987 - Lucille A. Baca, 77, passed away Jan, 5, 1997. Mrs. Baca is survived by six children, Carmen (Ruben) Ramirez of Denver, Lucy (Horace) Morino of La Junta, Ernestine Garcia of California, Theresa Santistevan of Pueblo, Paul (Maria) Baca of New Mexico, Julia Stevens of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also is survived by one sister, one brother and numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Baca Sr., in 1974. Mrs. Baca was born Dec. 7, 1909, in Taos, N.M., and resided in Pueblo for the past 30 years. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Rome. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. today at St. Francis. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Thursday at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Baca, Manuel
Manuel Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Age 75, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 19, 2002. Born July 20, 1926, in Vineland, Colo. Preceded in death by, sons, Morris Baca, Ricky Baca, Manuel Baca Jr. and Mario Rocha; his parents, Jake and Laura Baca; sisters, Dorothy Duran, Bernice Gomez and Lucinda Mae Casarez; also one brother, Isadore Baca. Survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Maria Baca, Pueblo ; son, Anthony Baca, Calif.; brothers, Jake Baca Jr., Pueblo, and Gilbert (Mary) Baca, Colorado Springs; sister, Delia Pizarro, Pueblo ; special grandson, Mario. Also two granddaughters and one grandson. Manuel loved sports, he loved to make people laugh and joke with people. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Baca, Maria Ramona
Maria Ramona Espinoza Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2001 - Maria Ramona Espinoza Baca, 65, a Pueblo homemaker departed this life Jan. 17, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Born Dec. 2, 1935, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Julia (Sosa) Espinoza; husband, Robert Monguero Rodriguez. Survived by eight sons; three daughters, two brothers; one sister; 41 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Father Roberto Carden officiating. Interment, Durango, Mexico.

Baca, Michael James
Michael James Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Michael James Baca, 25, of Pueblo passed away unexpectedly March 13, 1999.Born Dec. 24, 1973, in Ogden, Utah. Preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Baca- grandparents, Manuel and Margarita Baca- and grandfather, Antonio Martinez. Survived by his wife, Beth Ann Baca, of the family home- son, Raymond Baca, both of Pueblo- daughter, Alisa Marie, Ogden, Utah. Survived by his parents, Adelmo and Maria Baca- brothers, Adelmo Baca Jr. and Brian Baca, both of Ogden, Utah- sisters, Deborah (Martin) Muro, Monica (Joey) Martinez, Joann Baca and Melissa Baca, all of Ogden- stepbrothers, Bobby Chavez, Dave Chavez, Manuel Chavez and Paul Chavez- stepsisters, Therese Chavez and Lori Chavez, all of Ogden- six nephews- four nieces- and numerous relatives. Michael enjoyed art, music and had a special love for children. Viewing, 6a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Linguist Mortuary, Ogden, Utah. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, at St. Joseph Parish, Ogden, Utah

Baca, Patricia
Patricia "Patsy" Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Patricia "Patsy" Baca of Pueblo, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005. Patsy is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Ted Baca; children, Frances (Richard) Romero, Ted Jr. (Karla) Baca, Rosalie Baca; grandchildren, Max, Cheyenne, Josy and Sanjay Baca; numerous siblings, nieces and nephews, other friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant daughter, Frances Elaine Baca. Patsy had a motherly personality who loved all children and always made people feel at home. She loved cooking for her family and had a great sense of humor. Patsy loved her church and her church family. Her loving warmth will be missed by all who loved her. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association through the funeral home in Patsy's name. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, with an evening service at 7 p.m., both at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech St. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Pete Anton
Pete Anton Baca - Huerfano World - August 2, 1990 - A former Walsenburg resident, Pete Anton Baca, died Tuesday, July 24, 1990, at the home of his step-daughter, Angie Cisneros in Pueblo. Mr. Baca was retired from the Colorado State Hospital where he was employed several years. Survivors include two daughters, Maria Mae Baca and Ann Maxwell, Las Cruces, NM; two sons, James Samuel Baca and Pete Baca Jr., Pueblo; four sisters, Roselia Ruiz and Vera Sierra, Walsenburg; Allie Arecher, Marysville, CA and Julia Aguilar, Vaughn, NM; a brother, George Baca, Denver; his devoted friend, Mary Gonzales, Pueblo, 29 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca was cremated at his request. A memorial service was held at Angelus Chapel in Pueblo on July 26.

Baca, Ronald L.
Ronald L. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1995 - Ronald L. Baca, 40, passed away March 28, 1995. Lifetime Pueblo resident and graduate of Pueblo County High School 1973. Ronald loved horses and was an avid fast pitch softball player. Preceded in death by grandparents, Samuel and Elise Baca, and Joe and Tomacita Mondragon and Pete Gurule. Survived by wife, Jo Kountz-Baca and daughter, Renee, Dana and Bernadette; Stepchildren, Bryant and Morgan; and one grandson; parents, George and Cordelia Baca; four brothers and two sisters, John (Vicki) Baca, Victor (Cheryl) Baca, David Baca, George Baca Jr. Joanne Baca Emerson, all of Pueblo, and Mary Ann Baca Jasper, Torrance, Calif.; godmother, Caroline Montoya Navara; godson, Diamond Leigh Baca; special niece and nephew, Eli and Melanie as well as numerous other relatives. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church, Blende.

Baca, Rosalie Mary
Rosalie Mary Baca - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 8, 2007 - More than a sister, more than a friend. Our world suffered a great loss the day your world came to an end. We will love you for ever and ever, amen. Rosalie Mary Baca passed away on Saturday May 5, 2007 at her home in Colorado Springs surrounded by family. She was born in Weston, Co on April 21, 1943. She was 64 years old. Rosalie worked and retired from AMPEX. Rosalie is preceded in death by her father Pedro and brother Nestor. She is survived by her mother Flora Baca of Colorado Springs, eight sisters, three brothers, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her. Rosary will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home. Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial services to be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Weston, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care.

Baca, Ruben P.
Ruben P. Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2005 - Ruben P. Baca, 61, of Pueblo was called upon by our heavenly father on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Born July 22, 1943, in El Vado, N.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Baca; brothers, Joe Onofre Baca and George Baca; granddaughter, Nicole Costilla; great-grandson, Brandon Costilla; and son-in-law, Mario Costilla of Austin, Texas. He is survived by his daughters, Sandra (Valentino Davila) Baca Costilla, Teresa (Dale) Baca Johnson and Maryann Baca-Esparza; and their mother, Shirley Muniz Rodriguez; five granddaughters; five grandsons; four great-granddaughters and one great-grandson, all of Austin, Texas: stepdaughter, Bianca (Danny) Lopez; and one step-granddaughter; two stepgrandchildren, whom he raised. He also is survived by sisters, Grace (Cruz) Aguilar, Sally Yates, Annie (Mike) Mercure, Nancy (Manuel) Santos, Mary Gutierrez, Rose (Richard) Villanueva, Eileen Ruiz, Ruth (Foster) Aguero and Liz (Joe) Montiel; sister-in-law, Jenny Baca; and numerous nephews and nieces. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at 628 W. 15th St. prior to services. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following vigil service and Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall following interment. Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2005 - Ruben P. Baca, 61, of Pueblo. Also preceded by his parents, Manuel and Elena (Herrera) Baca. Viewing, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Romero Chapel, vigil service to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at 628 W. 15th St. prior to services. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following vigil service and Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall following interment.

Baca, Ruben V.
Ruben V. Baca – Pueblo Chieftain – January 07, 2006 - Ruben V. Baca, 62 years old, has rejoined his family in heaven, passing from this Earth on Jan. 5, 2006. He was a lifetime Puebloan and graduate of East High School. He served his country in the United States Army. Ruben is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rita E. Baca; his children, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baca, Carla (Gary) Romero, Frances (Raymond) Romero, Michelle (Keith) Haynes, Michael (Jessika) Baca; sister, Maxine Aragon; brothers, Frank (Janice) Baca and Jerry (Pat) Baca; the joys of his life, his grandchildren, Alex, Abel and Adam Romero, Raymond Jr., and Sarah Romero, Jessica and Nicholas Haynes. Also survived by his in-laws, Carlos Sisneros, Toby (Sharon) Sisneros, and Louie (Toni) Sisneros; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Rudolpho and Lola Baca; his brothers, Marcie and Tony "Bebe" Baca; and his sisters, Rose Lucero and Vera Romero; and father- and mother-in-law, Carlos and Theresa Sisneros. After many years of service to the Pueblo Housing Authority, Ruben and his wife opened Rita's Mexican Food in 1978. People always will remember him as "the man behind the counter." Ruben valued family above all else and his life in later years revolved around his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday; both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Anthony A. Wojcinski as celebrant. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery, with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baca, Sinforosa Tavy
Sinforosa Tavy Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Sinforosa Tavy Baca, 77, born Sept. 2, 1926, in Ensenada, N.M., passed away July 28, 2004, at her home. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosendo and Elojia Rascon; brothers, Narciso and Manuel Velasquez; sisters, Juanita Alarid, Cleo Vigil and Mary Gonzales; brother-in-law, Abel Martinez; and great-grandson, Xavier Rodriguez. Sinforosa is survived by a son, Manuel (Leticia) Velasquez; daughters, Louella Velasquez and Margaret (Jonanthon) Arellano; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Lucero, Bennie Mestas; special niece, Mary Ann Getts; special nephew, Joe Romero; several other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The Baca family would like to extend a special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of our mom. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Abundant Life Christian Church, Pastor Roger Lucero officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baca, Stella Marie Moya
Stella Marie Moya Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2002 - Stella Marie Moya Baca, 86, beloved wife, mother and grandmother departed this life July 6, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Jan. 24, 1916, in Trinidad. She married Edward Baca Sr. Oct. 9, 1937, in Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her parents, Avilino and Conception Urioste Moya; sons, George and Leroy Avilino Baca; daughters, Josephine Baca Martinez and Antonia Baca; and sister, Delores Maes. Survived by husband, Edward Baca Sr.; children, Linda (Alfonso) Martinez, Rosie (Larry) Nagelschnieder, Joe (Frances) Baca, Edward (Viola) Baca, Ezequel (Cynthia) Baca, Connie (Jerry) Champion, Sammy Baca, Evelyn (Leroy) Mondragon and Ralph (Clara) Baca; 34 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special cousin, Ray Martinez; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Leonard Racki, celebrant. Both services, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Holy Rosary Hall following the burial rites.

Baca, Terry Reeves
Terry Reeves Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2001 - Terry Reeves Baca, 47, departed this life at Belmont Lodge on Oct. 29, 2001. A Pueblo resident for the past 25 years, she was born March 13, 1954, in Hiawatha, Kan. Preceded in death by parents, Lucian and Mary (Robbin) Moore. Survived by husband, Steven R. Baca; son, Jeremy Reeves; brother, Lucian (Ruth) Moore II; nephews, Lucas, Zack and Andrew Reeves; father-in-law, Jesus J. Baca; and uncle and aunt, Frank and Maxine Orona. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel.

Baca, Trinidad (Mrs.)
Mrs. Trinidad Baca – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 14, 1875 – Huerfano County – Two cases of stabbing have occurred in this county recently… On the evening of the 28th, of December last, Trinidad Baca a wealthy resident also of this county, returned with his wife from a visit west of the Sierra Madre, to their home on Jose creek, a tributary of the Cucharas river, distant ten miles south of Walsenburg. Arriving late in the evening they prepared to retire for the night. There were in the room with them several persons who were already abed. Mr. and Mrs. Baca were sitting upon the edge of the bed chatting in a playful manner, when Mr. Baca suddenly drew a knife and stabbed his wife in the breast and then fled the premises. Mrs. Baca lost a great deal of blood and is not expected to live. She is a very superior woman and much admired for her benevolent disposition and modest demeanor. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Baca, but he cannot be found.

Baca, Utilia
Utilia (Tillie) Baca - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2004 - Utilia (Tillie) Baca went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2004. Survived by: Dahl Baca, Jeanette (Roy) Keene, Aaron Baca, Darren (Alice) Baca. She had eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Rosary services will be held at St. Leanders, Sun. Aug. 22, 2004, 7pm. Funeral Mass, Mon. Aug. 23, 10am at St. Leanders. Burial will follow at Imperial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leanders Hall.

Baca, Viola
Viola Baca – Huerfano World – February 23, 2006 – Viola C. Baca passed away on February 17. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lucas. She is survived by her sons Amos, Aaron, and Tim. Daughters Martha, Esther, Christine, Arlene, fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. For service, time and location, please contact the Romero Family Funeral Home in Denver at 303-433-3333.

Baca, Yvonne V.
Yvonne V. Baca (Johns) - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2005 - Yvonne V. Baca (Johns), 42, of Pueblo. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, and memorial service to follow at 1:30 p.m., Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Steel City Eagles No. 3367, 704 Elmhurst Ave. (561-3720) after service.

Bacall, Floyd
Floyd Bacall - Huerfano World - February 3, 1994 - Fatal Fire - A 71-year-old Walsenburg man, Floyd Bacall died of smoke inhalation, according to Coroner Mike Antle, in an early morning fire at 359 East Fourth Street. The home, rented by Mr. Bacall, was completely destroyed by flames. No cause of the blaze has been determined by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The fire was reported to Volunteer Firemen at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Antle said Wednesday that he had been unable to find family of Mr. Bacall and any arrangements for a funeral service were pending. It is reported that the deceased is from California and had lived in Walsenburg for a number of years.***** Floyd Bacall - Huerfano World - February 10, 1994 - A memorial mass will be held for Floyd Bacall, 71, of Walsenburg, from St. Mary Church at 3:00 p.m., Thursday (today). Mr. Bacall died in a fire in his home Monday, January 31. There is no known family or survivors and J.M. Antle Funeral Home and local residents are coming together to provide the service. Cremation. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Baca-Martinez, Josephine
Josephine Baca-Martinez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1986 - Josephine Baca-Martinez, affectionately known as "Jo," departed this life Friday, July 4, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A life-time Pueblo resident, she was born Jan. 26, 1942. She attended Pueblo schools and married Duane Martinez, Aug. 4, 1962, in Pueblo. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the ultimate Darts Shooters of Pueblo. Predeceased by a brother, George (Jeanette) Baca, Nov. 1, 1973. Survivors include her husband; six children, Ralph (Clara) Baca, John Duane (Sharon) Martinez, Duane "Little D" Martinez, Christine Martinez, Patricia Martinez, and Sandra (Ben) Cabello, all of Pueblo; five brothers, Leroy (Kathy) Baca, Joe (Frances) Baca, all of California; Edward Baca Jr., Ezequel (Cynthia) Baca, Sam (Nancy) Baca, all of Pueblo; four sisters, Linda (Alfonso) Martinez, Rose Mary (Larry) Nagelschneider, Connie (Jerry) Champion, all of Pueblo; Evelyn (Leroy) Mondragon, Denver. Also survived by parents, Edward and Stella Baca, Pueblo; in-laws, John Matt (Delia) Martinez, Pueblo; Delia Smith, Denver; seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services St. Francis Xavier Church with the Rev. Paul Mendrick, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2125 W. 15th.

Baccarella, Ben
Ben Baccarella - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1998 - Ben Baccarella, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 1998. He was a retired employee of CF&I where he put in 29 years of service. He also worked at the Colorado State Hospital for 11 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Ben was an avid fisherman, he loved the outdoors and was an enthusiastic Bronco fan. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Waunita Baccarella- children, Alan (Sheryl) Baccarella and Deborah Whittmore- grandchildren, Thomas and Timothy Baccarella, Colby and Jenna Whittmore- sisters, Ann (Dom) Radosta, Flo Folkert, Rose Denman, Mary Blair and Nancy (Bob) Cass- dear friend, Marge Mastrini and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Gaetano Baccarella and sister, Angelina Gherna. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Ben's memory to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, Alzheimer's Association, 1201 W. Abriendo Ave., Building A, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4-B, Staton Island, N.Y., 10305.

Baccarella, Pete C. Sr.
Pete C. Baccarella Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2000 - Pete C. Baccarella Sr., age 77, born Sept. 6, 1923, in Rockvale, Colo., passed away Sept. 11, 2000. Mr. Baccarella is survived by his wife, Rose, of 54 years; children, Pete C. (Jewel) Baccarella Jr., Pueblo, Mary Beth Davis, Fort Collins, Philip A. Baccarella, Lakewood, and Carol A. (Dan) Pohja of Colorado Springs; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; brother, Ben (Rose) Baccarella, Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Baccarella of Rockvale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Elizabeth Baccarella; sister, Angelina Tamburelli; and recently by his brother, Philip Baccarella. Mr. Baccarella was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was employed by Alpha Beta Meat Packing Co. for 31 years, and most recently worked for Kitchen and Bath Designs for the past 15 years. He was a charter member of Holy Family Parish and Nocturnal Adoration Society. Viewing Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral liturgy service to begin with rosary on Saturday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Bachelor, Larry Edward
Larry Edward Bachelor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2006 - Larry Edward Bachelor, 74, born Aug. 17, 1931, in Greeley, Colo., died June 26, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Elaine Bachelor. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Bachelor; children, Karen Lattie, Gary (Bonnette) Bachelor, Jody (Jim) Stonebraker; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Jacqueline (Walt) Soles and Marie (Glen) Johnson; stepmother, Caroline Smith; cousins, nieces and nephews. Larry served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of SonRise United Methodist Church and retired from the Colorado Highway Department. Larry was very devoted to his family, enjoyed traveling, family get-togethers, loved animals, baseball, NASCAR racing, fishing and reminiscing with his buddies. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service with military honors, 10 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2006, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Special appreciation to Dr. Barry Rapp, Dr. John Harrington and the staff at Parkview NICU. Memorials may be made to the SonRise United Methodist Church or the Lazarus Pet Fund through Montgomery & Steward.

Bachicha, Abelina Evelyn
Abelina Evelyn Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2004 - Abelina Evelyn Bachicha, 91, born Aug. 15, 1912, passed away July 13, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Alfredo and Virginia (Lucero) Martinez; husband, Bernabe Bachicha; children, Florencio and Laute Bachicha; a sister, Angie Rivera; a brother, Antonio Martinez. Survived by children, Louis R. Bachicha, Isabel Blea, Pete P. Bachicha; granddaughter who took care of Mrs. Bachicha, Karen (Robert) Quintana; two sisters, Ramona (Reymundo) Lucero, Carmen Martinez; a brother, Ernie (Mary Lou) Martinez; numerous other grandchildren to include Barbara Blea; numerous great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today; both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery.

Bachicha, Angel Lanee
Angel Lanee Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1999 - Angel Lanee Bachicha Medina, infant daughter born to loving parents Cynthia Medina and Robert Bachicha on Nov. 12, 1999. Her time here was for 53 minutes only, before Jesus called her back to his heavenly home, where she awaits her parents and family. Angel is the granddaughter of Nana Bonnie and Ernest Medina and Beatrice and Merced Ruiz. Survived also by her great-grandparents, Frances Hernandez, Grandpo Shelli, Dolores Medina and grandma and grandpa Tickles. Survived also by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Florencio Bachicha and Roque Medina. Memorial service to celebrate Angel's birth and going home to be with Jesus will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave., Pastor Jim Erie officiating. Family will receive friends at 2103 Lucas Ave.

Bachicha, Arthur Ray Jr.
Arthur Ray Bachicha Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2006 - Arthur Ray Bachicha Jr., 55, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 28, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Bachicha Sr.; and brother, Jim Bachicha. Survived by his mother, Daisy Bachicha; daughters, Louana Patrick and Shantel (John) Dazzio; siblings, Dave Bachicha, Sherrie (Dave) Carleo and Lissa Bachicha; granddaughters, Ashley (Justin), Tommi, Allyssa and Tristan; grandsons, Jay, Michael and Julian (My little buddies); special "angel," Linda Aragon; special aunt, Sue Laswell; his "boys," Rick, Ray and Donny; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Ray was a CF&I steelworker for many years. His passions included painting and restoring cars, riding his Harley, playing his harmonica and enjoying life to its fullest. For 26 years, he put smiles on many children's faces by giving away a bicycle each year for the annual Biker's Toy Run. Most important and most memorable is the love he had for his family and friends. He will be missed by all. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Zaragoza Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Bachicha, Dorrie Ann
Dorrie Ann Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2001 - Dorrie Ann Bachicha, 47, born November 28, 1953 in La Junta, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2001 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her loving mother, Jenny Bachicha August 1998. She leaves to cherish her memory her father, Eppy Bachicha Jr.; sons, Marc Bachicha and James Wallace II; brother, Robert (Kimberly) Bachicha; sister, Deanna Bachicha; niece and nephew, Amanda and Ryan Bachicha; godparents, Hazel (Gabe) Luna; special aunt, Daisy Bachicha; special friend, Shirley Sanchez; also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Dorrie retired from U S West after 20 years of contribution. She was a very loving, generous and beautiful person who will leave with us her warm smile and kind heart. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Bachicha, Epifanio Jr.
Epifanio Bachicha – Pueblo Chieftain – August 16, 2006 - Epifanio Bachicha Jr., 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Bachicha; children, Robert Bachicha, Deanna (Chris) Swierzbinski and Marc (Robin) Bachicha; brothers, Tony, Mike and Gilbert Bachicha; sisters, Lucy Lopez, Sue Laswell and Viola Rael; grandchildren, Jimmy (Emily), Amanda, Ryan and Rhyli; and other loved ones. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2271 Daniel Road. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bachicha, Fedelina
Fedelina “Fede” Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2001 - Fedelina “Fede” Bachicha, age 80, born March 9, 1921, in Anton Chico, N.M., passed away on Nov. 26, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Aurelio “Skunky” Bachicha, and her parents, Jose and Cecilia Lucero. Survived by her family, Jayo (Sadie) Bachicha, Jerry (Emily) Bachicha, Richard Bachicha, Joe (Michelle) Bachicha, Mike Bachicha, Irene (Roger) Espinoza, Millie (Rocky) Miranda, Marcie Pacheco and Gen (Ron) Nunez, all of Pueblo; Nellie (Marcus) Alaniz and Dora (Mike) Bowmen, both of California, Brina (Mike) Wilder, Washington, and Donna (Chris) Christofferson, Arizona. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Fede enjoyed sewing and her bingo. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church.

Bachicha, Jenny Whatley
Jenny Whatley Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1998 - Jenny Whatley Bachicha, 65, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 1998. Survived by her beloved husband, Eppy Bachicha Jr.- sons, Robert and Marc- daughters, Dorrie and Deanna- grandchildren, James, Amanda and Ryan- sisters, Hazel (Gabe) Luna, Mildred (Pete) Perez- brothers, Sammy (Cleo) Whatley, Barney (Nora) Whatley, Paul (Emma) Whatley, Pete (Pauline) Whatley- also survived by a host of relatives and friends. Jenny retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity in April of 1993. Jenny, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, enjoyed reading books and spending quality time with her family and friends. She touched many hearts throughout her lifetime and will be sadly missed. Private family visitation. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association through Decibel Credit Union in her memory.

Bachicha, Jose
Jose Ramos Bachicha - Huerfano World - January 28, 1993 - Funeral service for Jose Ramos Bachicha, 83, of Walsenburg, was Wednesday from Apostolic Church of Jesus. Mr. Bachicha died Jan. 23, 1993, in Walsenburg Care Center where he had been in residence a short time. Born at Cucharas Apr. 22, 1909, he was reared in Huerfano County. He worked in the local coal mines from 1936 until 1941 and at the Allen Mine until 1969. He married Sally Mestas May 20, 1935. She died in August, 1989. With his wife and his daughter Ruthee and then son-in-law Nick Morelli, the Bachichas operated Tes' Dairy Drive In from 1974 until 1988. Survivors include five daughters, Ida Harris and Ruthee Dimos, Mesa, AZ, Esther Nelson, Seattle, WA, Betty Lou Bachicha and Dee Dee Mockmore, Walsenburg; three sons, Jacob Leroy, Denver, Thomas Andrew, Walsenburg, and Timothy Dean, Alamosa; a brother, Abel and two sisters, Faye Lucero and Ernestine Montoya, all of Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Bachicha, Jose Abel
Jose Abel Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2001 - Jose Abel Bachicha, 82, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord June 19, 2001. He was born July 26, 1918, in Cucharas, Colo., to Romolo and Rosa Bachicha who precede him in death. Also preceded by his brother, Ray Bachicha, and sisters, Ernestine Montoya and Maria Espinoza. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Lucy Bachicha, of the family home; stepdaughters, Della Martinez, Walsenburg, and Dorothy (Troy) Valdez, Colorado Springs; sister, Faye Lucero, Walsenburg; several grand, great- and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by Isabel (Manuel) Mestes, Colorado Springs, and Bernice Velasquez, Pueblo. Abel loved to go to rodeos and stock shows. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, with Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer, celebrant. Interment to follow at North St. Mary Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bachicha, Joyce
Joyce Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2002 - Passed away March 10, 2002. Arrangements are pending. Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2002 - Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, Holy Family Catholic Church. [No other information available.]

Bachicha, Lucy Maria
Lucy Maria Bachicha - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2005 - Lucy Maria Bachicha passed away Aug. 21, 2005, in Colorado Springs. Lucy was born Sept. 26, 1910, in Gardner, Colo., to Salvador Trujillo and Fidelia Vigil-Montoya and had lived in the Huerfano County area her entire life. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg, the VFW Auxiliary, the Hospital Auxiliary and AARP. Mrs. Bachicha is survived by her daughters, Della Martinez of Pueblo, Isabel (Manuel) Mestas, Bernice Velasquez, Dorothy (Troy) Valdez, all of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Susie Galvez and Soraida Vigil, both of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Mrs. Bachicha will lie in state at the mortuary from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. on Saturday until the service at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Mass will be celebrated, preceded by recitation of the Rosary at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg followed by interment at the North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bachicha, Marie
Marie Bachicha - Huerfano World - August 17, 2000 - In Loving memory of our Mother Rosita Mestas and our sister Marie Bachicha. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Faye and Abel.

Bachicha, Sally
Sally Bachicha - Huerfano World - August 24, 1989 - Sally Bachicha, 72, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 1989, following a stroke suffered at her home. She was taken to Huerfano, Hospital, then transferred to St. Mary Corwin in Pueblo. Born at Cucharas, east of Walsenburg, Dec. 20, 1916, to Juan Andres and Andreita Lucero Mestas, she was reared in the family home and attended the country school at Cucharas. She married Jose Ramos "Ray" Bachicha May 20, 1935. For a short time they also lived at Cucharas, but then moved to Walsenburg. Mrs. Bachicha worked outside the home many years, as a domestic and cook at Hobeika's, the Kirkpatrick Hotel, and the Marlboro Motel. Most recently, she was the owner-operator of Tes' Drive In which she sold when she retired about a year ago. Mrs. Bachicha was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus. She is survived by her husband, Ray, Walsenburg; eight children, Ida Harris and Ruthee Morelli, Mesa AZ; Esther Nelson, Seattle, WA; Jacon Bachicha, Denver; Betty Bachicha-Martinez, DeDe Mockmore and Thomas Bachicha, all of Walsenburg and Timothy Bachicha, Alamosa; a brother, Solomon Mestas and two sisters, Domey Owens and Femie Abeyta, all of Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Tuesday from Apostolic Church of Jesus. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bachik, Edward Richard
Edward Richard Bachik - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2004 - Edward Richard Bachik, affectionately known as "Buddy," and "Eddie," passed away on Nov. 22, 2004. Buddy was born to the union of Mary and George Bachik on Oct. 28, 1926. Buddy served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the local VFW and Eagles. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Dolly; and sisters, Agnes Clason and Ann Simonich. He is survived by his brother, George (Louise) Bachik; and his nephews, Tom Clason, Bill Clason and George Bachik; as well as his niece, Maxine Golenda; and numerous great-nephews and -nieces. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception will follow.

Bachik, George S.
George S. Bachik - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - George S. Bachik, 87, born Nov. 2, 1918, passed away July 4, 2006. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise; children, Maxine (Richard) Golenda, Pueblo, George (Gayle) Bachik, Keizer, Ore.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of BPOE No. 90, and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). He enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to Cripple Creek, watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. He and his wife enjoyed traveling all over the world. He retired from the CF&I after 40 years. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Frontier Hospice or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Bachman, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Bachman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2003 - Dorothy Mae Bachman, 74, passed away Aug. 8, 2003. Survived by her daughter, Paula (Harry) VanDuyn of Pueblo; son, Rev. Keith (Debbie) Bachman, Olympia, Wash.; sister, Betty Moore, Pennsylvania; brothers, Richard (Louise) Balsiger, California, and Robert (Charlene) Balsiger, Texas; and four grandchildren, Lori and Paul Michael Bachman and Boz and Holly VanDuyn. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Beggs Bachman; parents, Keith and Margaret Balsiger; and brother, Keith Balsiger. Born May 25, 1929, in Butler, Penn. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private service will be held. Those who desire may make a memorial donation in Dorothy's name to the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

Bachman, John A.
John A. Bachman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2005 - John A. Bachman passed away on July 3, 2005 in Pueblo. John was born February 15, 1923 in Pueblo to Walter and Florence (Curtis) Bachman. He attended Centennial High School, was employed at the railroad and Rusler Implement. John was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 24 years, Helen (Merrill) Bachman, and brother Ralph Bachman. He is survived by aunt Lois (Curtis) Walsh, sister-in-law Alice Dianne Bachman, nieces Sharon (Stephen) Gould, Susan (John) Clark, Linda Bachman, Debra (Maurice) Riner, numerous cousins and extended family. Viewing will be at Imperial Gardens Chapel on July 8 from 2-4 p.m. Memorial service will be at the Chapel on Saturday July 9 at 1 p.m. Private family interment following service at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bachman, Ralph Wilbur
Ralph Wilbur Bachman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Ralph Wilbur Bachman passed away on June 14, 1998. Beloved husband of 46 years of Alice Dianne Bachman, much loved father of Linda Diane Bachman of Denver, Susan Gail (Chuck) Clark of Barstow, Calif., Sharon Lea (Steve) Gould of Aurora, Debra Lynn (Maury) Riner of Chugiak, Alaska. Grandfather of Joseph Walter Clark, Julie Elizabeth Clark, and Neal Stephen Gould. Great-grandfather of Sidnie Gail Clark. Mr. Bachman is also survived by brother, John A. Bachman, Pueblo- aunt, Lois M. (Curtis) Walsh, Brewster, Wash. - three half-sisters in Arkansas- and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Kyle Bachman Gould, in 1988 - mother, Florence Julia (Curtis) Bachman, in 1925 - father, Walter Godfrey Bachman, in 1976- beloved grandmother, Minnie Josephine Curtis, 1939 - and uncle, Lee Curtis, 1987. Born in Pueblo on April 15, 1921. Graduated from Centennial High School in 1941. Employed by Holmes Hardware Co. for 33 years after an honorable medical discharge from the Army Air Force in 1942. Retired from Harding-Bulloch Jewelers in 1987. Enjoyed bowling with Senior League, camping, fishing, and spending time at the trailer in Nathrop, Colo. He was happiest when he was with his family. Cremation with family at a later date, Hospice Chaplain Terry Eyman officiating, at which time his ashes will be placed next to his mother at Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions in Ralph's name may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Pl., Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Bacich, June Amy
June Amy Bacich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - June Amy Bacich, 76, born June 14, 1924, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 24, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Pete Bacich; children, Myra Bacich, Paula (Mike) Singleton, Pete Bacich, Dee Bacich (Don Gribble), Jim (Denise) Bacich; grandchildren, Stacey (J.D.) Potter, Kristi Traeber, Mike "Gik" (Becky) Singleton, Heather (Rod) McDowell, Cody (Leanne) Singleton, Jami and Peter Bacich, Dylan and Jordan Dalton, Ashley, Courtney and Callie Bacich; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Dave (Ernestine) Gourdin, Lou (Grif) Staples, Jackie (Frank) Mazza, Gus Gourdin, Norval (Carolyn) Gourdin, Ron (Beverly) Gourdin, Gaylene (Tony) Fatur; very special sister and life-long friend, Fern Scott. June was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an excellent cook and avid John Elway and Broncos fan. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association in her memory.

Bacino, Bonnie A.
Bonnie A. Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2002 - Bonnie A. Bacino, 96, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, born July 26, 1906, passed away Nov. 9, 2002. She is preceded in death by her father, Calogio “Kelly” Bacino; mother, Josephine Bacino; sisters, Katherine Corsentino and Betty Pagano; brothers, Ben, Joseph and Sam Bacino. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Bonnie was retired from Fox Valet Wholesale Drugs. She was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese in her memory.

Bacino, Carl
Carl Bacino - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 7, 1922 - Boy's Body Missing - Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 6. - Searching parties numbering about 300 persons are scouring the prairie northeast of here in the hope of finding some trace of Carl Bacino, aged 11, who was lost during the storm of Saturday. All the arroyos in the vicinity are being searched, but this afternoon no trace of the boy had been found. Hope of finding him alive practically has been abandoned. (His body was found, he is buried at Roselawn)

Bacino, Carrie
Carrie Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2002 - Carrie Bacino, 88, passed away at her home and went to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2002. Although baptized as a baby, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized on July 14, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 1956; also two brothers, Joe and Sam Mulay; and a sister, Mary Vendetti. She is survived by a son, Carl (Barbara) Bacino of Sachse, Texas; a daughter, JoAnn (Jack) Spear, Pueblo West; a brother, John Mulay, Pueblo; and a sister, Vivian (Jack) Rodasta of Colorado Springs; along with six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She loved all of her family dearly. She was the daughter of Carl and Katherine Mulay. She was a limited partner and manager of the Stardust Plaza Apartments for many years. Carrie was a member of Holy Family Parish, Bishop's Guild, REAC, a volunteer at Pueblo Manor for many years, and active in the Eagles Auxiliary No. 145 for 25 years. She will be missed by all her family and friends who loved her. A memorial service will be held at George McCarthy Historic Chapel Friday at 10:30 a.m. A special thanks to Dr. Phillip Woods. In lieu of food and flowers, please make all donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, whose members were so kind and caring during the last weeks.

Bacino, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2006 - Dorothy E. Bacino, 87, born May 30, 1918, passed away March 29, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Bacino, in 1983; parents, John and Anna Zancanelli; and several brothers and sisters. Survived by her sons, Charles Bacino, Jim Bacino and Father Ben Bacino; grandchildren, Shari (Brian) Snow, Kathy (Max) Frommer and Betsy (Shawn) MacElroy; and seven great-grandchildren; also survived by brother-in-law, Tony (Kathy) Bacino; sister-in-law, Alice Zancanelli; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-nieces and -nephews. She worked as the head cook at Pueblo Catholic High School for nine years and also was a cook at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Rectory for 12 years. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory, to a charity of your choice.

Bacino, Elizabeth
Elizabeth (Betty) Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1998 - Elizabeth (Betty) Bacino, was born April 25, 1906, and passed away Oct. 9, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Vincenzo Bacino and Cologera Cusamano Bacino- brothers, Karl, Ben, Joe Blackie", and Sam Bacino- sister, Mary Bacino Zancanella- brothers-in-law, Sebastiano Benfatti, John Carnelli and Ernest Zancanella. Survived by her sisters, Josephine Bacino Carnelli and Rose Bacino Benfatti- brother, Tony (Kathy) Bacino- sister-in-law, Dorothy Zancanella Bacino- nephews, Charles Bacino, Jim Bacino- Rev. Ben Bacino, and Tony Carnelli- nieces, Josephine Ann Carnelli Robinson and Annette Benfatti Gevorkian. Betty was baptized at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by Father Giglio and remained a lifelong member. With her sister, Mary, they were members of the church choir for more than 40 years. With her sisters, Mary and Rose, she ran the Rose-Mary Beauty Shop in the Central Block until the building burned in the early 1950's. The oldest daughter in a large family, Betty was a surrogate mother to her siblings. She kept the large family home as a base for all the family members who as adults married and moved away. Her holiday and spaghetti dinners were the glue that kept the large family together for years until her health began to fail. The family may be contacted at the funeral home from 2-5 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of food, that contributions be made to the Dante Alighieri Society in care of the funeral home office.

Bacino, Frank
Frank Bacino - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 5, 1915 - Two Fatally Shot in Pueblo Fight - Pueblo - Frank Bacino, 42 years old, an Italian merchant, and Manisca Leo Lorendo of New York city are dying at St. Mary's hospital following a revolver fight. The police credit the shooting to the activity of the Black Hand here. Lorendo came here from the East five days ago. Little is known about him. Six bullets entered his body. Bacino, who conducts a store at First street and Santa Fe avenue, was shot in the breast and in the leg. Colorado Springs Gazette – May 15, 1926 – Two Men Killed in Outbreak of Pueblo's Ancient Blackhand War – Danna Brothers Shot Down from Closed Automobile as They Stood on Street; Posses Closing in on Quartet of Slayers Trapped in Coal Camp Near Walsenburg – Pueblo, Saturday, May 15 (AP) – Two men are dead and a third wounded in the most recent outbreak of Pueblo's Blackhand war. Two brothers, the third of one family, were fatally wounded yesterday afternoon by assassins and an innocent bystander was wounded by a stray shot. Pete and Tony Danna died last night. They were shot down at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when they were standing in front of a pool hall in the heart of the business district. Sam English, owner of the pool hall, was shot in the leg. Capture of the murderers is regarded as certain by officers at an early hour this morning for the occupants of the murder car are said to be trapped in a coal camp near Walsenburg and posses from three cities are closing the net drawn around the murderers' rendevous. Late developments last night indicated without a doubt, police, and the sheriff said, that the killing was a result of the blackhand war of many years' standing. The murder car, a Hudson coach with curtains drawn, passed slowly in front of the pool hall where the Danna brothers were standing, and shot from sawed-off shotguns cut the brothers down before they had time to draw their own weapons. Doctors in attendance stated that both of the men had received from 30 to 40 shot, the bodies being literally torn to pieces from the heavy charge. Their brother, John, was killed in July, 1925, in an alleged blackhand killing but no arrest had ever been made in that case. The two killed yesterday were said to be leaders of the same faction as Frank Bacino, murdered in Denver a short time ago. Pete Danna was out on $10,000 bond in connection with the notorious black hand battle near Baxter, Colo., in September, 1922, in which John Ingo, Dominio Ingo and Charles Carlino were killed. Carlino was a brother of Sam Carlino, one of the four men Pete Danna alleged to have been in the automobile from which the shooting was done Wednesday. Colorado Springs Gazette – May 16, 1926 – Death Tally Five Each - Pueblo, May 15 - With the killing of the two Danna brothers Friday Pueblo's black-hand war has accounted for 10 men in a short span of years, and the count is even, both sides having killed five. Such is the statement today, by one of the recognized leaders of the Sicilians of this city, who characterized the Bacino murder in Denver as a move in Pueblo's war, which originated over liquor troubles shortly after Colorado went dry. The Sicilian told an Associated Press representative today that up until the time of the killing of John Danna in the summer of 1925, that faction had lost but one man, Joe Piscopo, husband of the woman now held for the murder of Frank Bacino. Bacino's murder followed and then the killing yesterday, which brought the total to five. The first killing in the war was that of one Pete Viola, who was shot in Bessemer while riding on his delivery wagon. This man belonged to the faction blamed for yesterday's killing. A Carlino and a Mulay, relatives of those named in dying statements of the Dannas as their slayers, were killed and then this faction imported two gunmen. Both of these were killed. Two men, Pete Walker and Pete LaRocco, were added to the deathbed list as occupants of the cars. These men are both strangers in this city. Inquest has been set for Monday afternoon. Colorado Springs Gazette – May 16, 1926 – Claims Old 'Love Feud' - Denver, May 15 - Former Deputy District Attorney Lewis D. Mowry, counsel for Mrs. Rose Piscopo and James Giaratano, her brother, charged with the murder of Frank Bacino, prominent Pueblo Italian announced something of his plan for the defense of the accused today. He said he would base the defense upon the contentions that the slaying was the outgrowth of an old love feud which originated in Pueblo 25 years ago. A letter written by Bacino to Giarratano before the slaying warning him to be on the lookout for a common enemy with a pock-marked face will also play a part in the defense, Mowry said. Colorado Springs Gazette 10-2-1926 - Giarratano is Found Guilty Uncle's Death - Sister Acquitted in Denver Court After Long Trial - Shoes Convinced Jury That He Was Slayer; Blackhand Defense of Accused - Denver, Oct. 1 - James Giarratano was found guilty of first degree murder for killing his uncle, Frank Bacino of Pueblo, here last April, by a jury in West Side court tonight, which fixed the sentence at life imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary. Mrs. Rose Piscopo, jointly charged with Giarratano, was found not guilty. The case went to the jury at 6 p.m., and at 9:30 p.m. it had reached the verdict. As the verdict was read in court, Giarratano grew pale but kept his composure. Mrs. Piscopo slumped in her seat and wept. Lewis D. Mowry, defense counsel, said that motion will be made for a new trial and if this is denied, the case will be carried to the higher courts. Shoes worn by Giarratano the night of the murder were perhaps the strongest evidence against him. A city detective testified that immediately after the shooting he found footprints by the window thru which the shots were fired. He forced Giarratano to remove his shoes, placed them in the tracks he said, and they fit perfectly. Sensational testimony of alleged slayings of a blackhand society in Colorado, including the killing of Mrs. Piscopo's husband, was brought into the trial by defense witnesses in an attempt to show that the members of this society had shot Bacino. Sam Danna of Pueblo, whose three brothers were recently killed, was a defense witness this morning. In closing the argument for the state, Prosecutor Wettengel charged that the blackhand theory had been injected into the case purely as a "smoke screen." "The state can't look into the mind of Jimmy Giarratano and tell the sinister secret that lurks behind his smile," he said. Giarratano killed Frank Bacino, as the bulk of the evidence has indicated. Giarratano is trying to hide behind a foreign tongue and his sister's skirts."

Bacino, Lucille M.
Lucille M. (Fraterelli) Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Lucille M. (Fraterelli) Bacino, 90, born Dec. 13, 1913, passed away Aug. 24, 2004. Predeceased by husband, Benjamin F. Bacino; parents, Jona and Mary Fraterelli; sisters, Sylvia Desiato and Flora Stephens; brothers, Adolph Fraterelli and Dominick Fratterelli; and son-in-law, Carl R. Proctor. Survived by daughters, Joanne J. Proctor and Marilynn L. (Ronald) Gettel; grandchildren, Deborah K. Proctor, Carla R. Proctor M.D., Pamela M. (James) Puissant, Kristina G. (David Seley) Proctor Ph.D., Rhonda L. (Scott) Bridgman and Benjamin "Biff" (Ronda) Gettel; great-grandchildren, Brett and Chad Bridgman, Tyler, Sydney and Tanner Gettel, Nicole and Samantha Puissant; brothers, Louis Fraterelli, Eno Fraterelli and Joseph (Sylvia) Fraterelli; sisters-in-law, Jen Fraterelli and Christine Fratterelli; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends and caregivers, Louise and Amanda Garcia and the late Lillian Pacheco. Lucille was a member of Christ the King Parish and was a very loving, caring and considerate mother, grandmother and friend. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bacino, Olga M.
Olga M. Bacino - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - Olga M. Bacino, 89, passed away July 7, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Bacino; brother, James (Bernice) Papish; and sister, Patricia Butkovich. Survived by daughter, Joyce (C.D.) Bodam; son, Thomas Bacino; sisters, Marianne Hagens and Pauline Butkovich; granddaughter, Christina (Ken) Palmen; grandson, Robert (Heidi) Bodam; great-grandchildren, Kailey and Tyler Palmen; nieces and nephews, Charlotte (Vic) Plutt, Kate (Gino) Tresso. At her request, cremation. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, Roselawn Cemetery.

Back, Dale
Dale Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2004 - Dale Beck finished his journey through this life on Feb. 10, 2004. He entered into this life by the union of Clyde and Maybelle Beck on Jan. 26, 1938 in Council, Idaho who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving and caring wife, Bertha Beck; children, Stan (Rhonda) Beck, Kelli (Ken) Killan, Kari Beck, Crystal Cruz, and Gina Kohler; grandchildren, Jillian, Adam, Kelsey, Shawn, Darius, Daylon, Lindsey and Erin; Father-in-law, Joe Torres; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sally Torres (Bill Duran), Antoinette (Paul) Janke, Stella (Karl) Pacheco, Dan (Lisa) Abeyta, Diane Torres, Henry (Teri) Torres; numerous friends and relatives; and best buds and napping partners, Wiggett and Bubbles. Dale loved being around people. He also enjoyed bowling, gambling trips to Cripple Creek, Playing cards with his family and watching sports. Dale served his country in the US Navy and retired from K-Mart and Sears. He was a very pleasant person to be around and will be missed by many. Visitation Thursday, 2p.m.-5p.m.; and Friday, 8a.m.-1p.m.; at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service Friday, 3:00p.m.; Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception following service.

Backiel, Frank P.
Frank P. Backiel – The News Journal – October 28, 2004 - Mr. Frank P. Backiel, age 92 of Wilmington, DE died on Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at Wilmington Hospital. Born in Long Island, NY April 1, 1912, Mr. Backiel was the son of the late Stefan Backiel and Michalina Abramowski Backiel. He was a gifted athlete from his youth and attended Manlius Military Academy in NY on a football scholarship. He would later proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. For much of his career, Mr. Backiel worked in residential real estate in the local area. He was a member of the Christiana Country Club and greatly enjoyed playing golf. His wife, Anne R. L. Backiel, died in 2003. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mary E. Backiel of La Veta, CO and Linda A. Backiel of San Juan, PR; sister, Eleanor Holmes of NC; and nieces and nephews. A committal service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, November 1, 2004, in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, PO Box 2610, Wilmington, DE 19805-0610 (302-655-9624).

Bacon, Frances
Mrs. Frances Bacon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1975 - Mrs. Frances Bacon, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 125 W. 10th St., passed away Parkview Episcopal Hospital, July 18, 1975, following brief illness. Survived by two children, Richard Gallegos and Mrs. Lillie Munoz, both of Pueblo. Mrs. Bacon was the aunt of Joe Maestas, and Clyde Maestas, both of Denver, and Mrs. Beatrice Chapman, Maryland. Five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren also survive. Private services. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family respectfully requests omission of food and flowers.

Bacon, Judy K.
Judy K. Bacon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Judy K. Bacon began celebrating eternal life with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 9, 2003. Judy was born July 24, 1943, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Maurice and Irene Lindahl Holscher and has lived in this area most of her life. Through her faith in, and walk with Jesus Christ, she touched many countless lives of all ages. Judy was preceded in death by her much-loved parents; a brother, John Clark Holscher; aunt, Mildred Beatrice Pierce; father-in-law, Floyd Hampton Bacon; grand mother-in-law, Amanda Bacon; nephew, Montie Van Eckerdt; and niece, Sidney Gilmore. Her memory will be cherished by Paul, her husband of 41 years; daughters, Belinda (Eric) Ervin and Paula Bacon; grandchildren, Joshua, Kayla, Shawn Ervin and John Paul Bacon; very precious mom-in-law, Edith Lorene Bacon; loving sister, Maurene Joan Gerson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Jean Holscher, Janice Amanda Walker, Anne Lorene Wilcoxson, as well as numerous beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bacon will lie in state at the church from 4 p.m. until service time on Friday. Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway Ave., Pueblo. Interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery in La Junta at 10 a.m. Saturday. Donations in memory of Judy may be made to the Broadway Christian Church Youth Fund.

Bacon, Orpha M. Reno
Orpha M. Reno Bacon - Holyoke Enterprise - July 15, 1926 - Mrs. J. W. Bacon Died In Pueblo Last Friday - Mrs. Orpha M. Bacon, wife of John W. Bacon, died last Friday at Pueblo, where she had been taken but a short time before to the state hospital for the insane. She had reached the age of 52 years, as she was born in Wayne County, Michigan, March 29, 1874. Mrs. Bacon had been ill for several months, and finally her condition made necessary her removal to Pueblo. There she died, with the husband present at her bedside. The body was returned to Holyoke, where the funeral services were held Sunday at the Presbyterian church. Interment was made in the Holyoke cemetery. Colver Brothers were in charge of the body. Mrs. Bacon was a loving wife and mother, and made a large circle of friends in Holyoke. Orpha M. Reno was born March 29, 1874 in Wayne County, Michigan. She married Ulsey Twiss to which union were born five children, namely, Roy of Pegram, Idaho; Mrs. Mary McConnell of Lone Pine, Wyoming; Robert and Edward of Holyoke. One child, Sammy, died in infancy. She married John W. Bacon January 27, 1908, to which union were born three children, Ernest, Cullen and Stanley, all of whom reside with their father in Holyoke. Besides the foregoing, she leaves her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Reno of Holyoke, three brothers, Burton and Elmer Reno of Gillette, Wyoming, and Wilmer Reno of Julesburg; three sisters, Mrs. John Sheets of Glendale, Arizona, Mrs. John Paisley of Gillette, Wyoming, and Mrs. Elwood Hurster of Glendale, Arizona. Early in life she united with the Christian church, of which she was a faithful member until failing health hindered her regular attendance.

Bacon, Sylvia Mae
Sylvia Mae Bacon – Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1990 – Sylvia Mae Bacon passed away unexpectedly Jan. 12, 1990. Survived by her husband Robert E. Bacon of the family apartment; 'sons' and brothers, Dan (JoAnne) Eastman, Pueblo, Timothy (Ruth) Eastman, Canon City; sister Maurine (Earl) Miller, Pueblo; brother-in-law, J. G. Bacon, Johnson City, TN; sisters-in-law, Vera Robinson, Norfolk, VA; and Edith Bacon, Shreveport, LA> Also survived by her grandchildren, Todd K. Eastman, Dana Lambert, Greg Eastman, Terry Eastman, Jacque Sue Weter and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Jan. 8, 1828 in Salida and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as a teacher from School District No. 60. Member of the First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave. where services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, with Rev. Roland Crosley, officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.



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