The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Badel, Steve
Steve Badel – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Steve Badel is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Steve Badel: Greek, age 38, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Badger, Walter C.
Walter C. Badger - Rocky Mountain News - October 22, 1994 - Walter C. Badger, 80, of Wheat Ridge died Aug. 10 in Lutheran Hospice. Services were Aug. 12 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, with entombment in Mother Cabrini II mausoleum in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Badger was born July 7, 1914, in Walsenburg. He married Ida Madrid in Littleton. He owned a dry cleaning business on East Colfax Avenue, ran the 10th Avenue Grill and Ty's Lounge in the 1960s, and worked for Wells Fargo, Money Mart and several security services. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Walter of Arizona, Terry of Aspen and Kelly of Massachusetts; two daughters, Cynthia of Arizona and Melinda of Rome; three step-daughters, Dianna Alire, Geraldine Rose, both of Denver, and Joella Thomas of Edmond, Okla.; four grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren.

Badgett, Dorothy Elizabeth
Dorothy Elizabeth Badgett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1998 - Dorothy Elizabeth Badgett, 67, passed away at a local hospital on Nov. 20, 1998. She was born May 13, 1931, in La Junta and lived in Colorado Springs from 1959 to 1998. Retried from the civil service for the USAFA. Survived by daughter, Lanetta Kay Davis- sons, Stephen Ray Badgett, L. Keith Badgett- brothers, Durwood White, William G. White, James Keith White- six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation, 1-8 p.m. today, Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. Services, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, at USAFA Community Center Chapel. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions to the Salvation Army, 908 Yuma, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80909. Arrangements by Swan-Law Funeral Directors.

Badovinac, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Badovinac - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1998 - Mary Rose Badovinac, the daughter of Michael and Sarafina Occhiato, died March 28, 1998.  Wife of Nick Badovinac, who passed away in 1973.  Mother of Nick (Lorie) Badovinac, Pueblo, and Michael Badovinac, Duarte, Calif.  Grandmother of Nickey Joe (Sally) Badovinac, Robert (Rosemary) Badovinac, Nikki Ann (Kenny) Fisher, Michael (Joann) Badovinac, Michelle (Bob) Ross, Toni Ann Badovinac, Sharon Phegley, Mary Rose (Howard) Rose, John (Jennifer) Badovinac, Steve (Sheila) Badovinac, Christopher Badovinac and Shawn Pinamonte.  Great-grandmother of 16.  Also survived by sisters, Rose Occhiato, Theresa Rossi, and Helen (Jerry) Lindberg, all of Pueblo;  sister-in-law, Joan Occhiato, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by daughter, Ann Phegley, who passed away April 27, 1997; brothers, Carl, Joe and Anthony Occhiato;  and sisters, Frances Carducci and Jennie Gersick.  Mrs. Badovinac was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption parish, Dante Alighieri Society, Amici Society, was a Democratic Chairperson of Pueblo for many years and was employed in the County Assessor's Office and her father's Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company.  Services:  Our Lady of the Assumption Church.  Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Friday, 11 a.m.  Interment Roselawn Cemetery.  The family may be contacted at 1806 Lark Bunting.

Badovinac, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Badovinac - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2001 - Michael Anthony Badovinac, age 63, born June 26, 1938, passed away Nov. 20, 2001. He is survived by his children, Bob (Rose Mary) Badovinac, Northglenn, Michael (Lisa Jo Ann) Badovinac and Michelle (Bob) Ross, both of Pueblo. Grandfather of Michael Badovinac, Donna Ashley Ross and Bobby Ross. Also survived by aunts, Rose Occhiato, Theresa Rossi, Helen Lindberg and Joan Occhiato, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Mary Badovinac; brother, Nick Badovinac Jr.; and sister, Ann Phegley. Mike graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1956. He moved to Southern California where he lived for most of his life and worked in the automobile business. He resided in Pueblo for the last 3 years. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Badovinac, Nick John Jr.
Col. Nick John Badovinac Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2000 - Col. Nick John Badovinac Jr., age 69, passed away May 9, 2000. He was born on Nov. 19, 1930, in Pueblo to Nick and Mary Occhiato Badovinac. Col. Badovinac spent his early years in California where he attended John Marshall High School in Los Angeles. He excelled in football and played in the first Milk Bowl. An avid boxer, Nick sparred with professionals during high school and Jr. College. As a childhood actor, he was the regular stand-in for Bobby Watson, the star of "Boys Town". In 1953, Col. Badovinac was drafted into the US Army and served two tours of duty during the Korean Conflict. After the Korean Conflict he entered Officers Candidate School and began his 30 year career as an officer in the U.S. Army. His assignments included two tours of duty in Viet Nam, and service at a variety of foreign and domestic posts including Japan, the Pentagon, and three years as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces in Puerto Rico. During a courageous military life, Col. Badovinac was the recipient of the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit twice, two Bronze Stars, three Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Medal with V Device. While in the service he also graduated from the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and completed a Bachelors Degree from Park College in Kansas City, Kan. After Col. Badovinac's retirement from the military, the family returned to Pueblo where he developed the Youth Program for Bowling which involved over 1,000 children and sponsored a Youth Bowling Traveling League. Col. Badovinac was an avid bowler for 50 years and had to his credit an 800 series, seventeen 300 games, and numerous tournament championships around the world. In 1999 he was inducted into the Pueblo Bowling Association Hall of Fame. At the time of his death he owned and operated the Up Your Average Bowling Pro Shop and was a member of BPOE and Pueblo Aerie No. 145. Survivors include his wife, Lorie; children, Nickey Joe (Sally Horne) Badovinac, Toni Ann Badovinac, Mary Rose (Howard) Rose, John Michael (Jennifer) Badovinac, Steven Paul (Sheila) Badovinac, Christopher Andrew Badovinac and Shawn Pinamonte. Grandchildren include Robert Nick Toni Rewitzer, Paul-David Badovinac, Nikael Ruskin Badovinac, Blake Anthony Badovinac, Kyle Austin Rose, Andrea May Rose, Brittany Ann Rose, Laura Ashley Rose, Kassandra Rose, Hailey Lynn Badovinac and Jordan Noah Badovinac. Nick is also survived by his brother, Michael Anthony Badovinac; the mother of his children, Algie May Didlaukies; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three grandchildren. Visitation, Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, Saturday, 9 a.m., Christ the King Church followed by full military honors and interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the Nick Badovinac Cancer Fund. Donations will be used to establish the Nick Badovinac Cancer Foundation to assist Colorado cancer patients in need.

Bady, John
John Bady - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2001 - John Bady, 78, passed away April 30, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughters, Ruth Dussart and Kelli Walker; five grandchildren, Herbie Hanson, Hailli Hanson, Kristi Walker, John Dussart and Jesy Dussart. Memorial service to be held at Faith Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday. Contributions may be made to WWII Memorial Fund in his name.

Baer, James
James Baer - Bayfield Blade - October 5, 1911 - Francisco Romero was sentenced to the penitentiary for thirty-five years for the murder of James Baer, at Trinidad.

Baer, Ruth
Miss Ruth Baer - Huerfano World - October 19, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1918: The first death in Walsenburg from the so-called Spanish influenza is that of Miss Ruth Baer, bookkeeper for Sears and Sears Garage.

Baetjer, Rose
Rose Baetjer – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – Body of Rose Baetjer was sent to Paonia yesterday by the Whiton Mortuary.

Bagley, Helen Fisher
Helen Fisher Bagley - Yampa Leader - January 16, 1904 - Helen Fisher Bagley, aged seventeen and Lilly Power, aged seventeen, both residents of Pueblo, were victims of the Iroquois theater fire in Chicago. Both girls were attending school in Chicago.

Bahm, Gladys Meggison
Gladys Meggison Bahm - News Banner - May 16, 2004 - Covington, LA - Gladys Meggison Bahm, 62, died Monday, May 10, 2004, due to complications from leukemia. She was a native of Trinidad, Colo., a resident of Red Oak, Texas, for 12 years and a resident of Praireville for one year. She was a computer technician for Southwestern Bell Phone Co. She was the wife of Jack Bahm; mother of Michael Coberly, Jackie Lee Bahm, Tami Kirby, Ginny Beadle, Glenda Hardister, Wendy Stewart and Sonja Bailey; and sister of William Meggison, John Meggison and Martha Fulks. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gwendlynn and Earl William Meggison. Funeral services were held Wednesday at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home with interment in Baham Cemetery in Folsom.

Bailey, Alexander C.
Alexander C. Bailey - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 - News of the death of Alex Bailey, this city, was received from Pueblo this morning. Mrs. Bailey, who lives at the Foy ranch, seven miles out, left for Pueblo on the afternoon train. No particulars were contained in the telegram. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - July 13, 1904 – The funeral of the late Alexander C. Bailey, who died on Tuesday at the insane hospital in Pueblo, will be held at Hollowell's undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - August 17, 1904 - Alexander C. Bailey died July 12 at the insane asylum in Pueblo. He carried $1,000 insurance in the Fraternal Aid association at the time of his death, and this morning, one month and four days after his demise, Secretary H. J. Kinnison of the local council of that order, received a warrant for $1,000 payable to the widow, Mrs. Edith Bailey. The Fraternal Aid pays all its losses with equal promptness.

Bailey, Bob
Bob Bailey - Huerfano World - February 16, 1984 - Two former Huerfanos, a father and son, Neil and Bob Bailey, died within two weeks of each other in Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Neil Bailey died Jan. 15, 1984, in the hospital in California where he had moved after the death of his wife, Kathleen Unfug Bailey, in March, 1983. Bob Bailey died Feb. 1, 1984 in the hospital. Both were cremated.

Bailey, Bruce Freeman
Bruce Freeman Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2006 - Bruce Freeman Bailey: Native of La Veta, Colorado, born July 28, 1955. Son of Freeman Bailey and Josephine Pushkarenko, brother of Gary (Juanita) Bailey and Nancy (Jeff) Geiser, father of Jeb (Wendy) Bailey and Jill (Eric) Andreatta, grandfather of Colton Freeman Bailey, Andra Marie Bailey, Chance Joseph Bailey, Keegan Joseph Andreatta, and Rylan Lee Andreatta. Bruce is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Janice Riggins and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Bruce graduated from La Veta High School in 1973. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad. He passed away on May 25, 2006. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in La Veta. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Bruce Bailey Memorial Fund, C/O Community Banks, 401 Main Street, La Veta, Colorado, 81055.

Bailey, John
John Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 1978 - Funeral services for John Bailey, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church. Military honors will be conferred by a Fort Carson unit at La Veta Cemetery. Bailey died unexpectedly January 14, 1978, at his home. He was born at Raymond, Kan., July 4, 1896, and lived in Greensburg during his youth. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He married Opal Catherine Hunsinger in Ulysses, Kan. on July 12, 1922 and they lived near Moscow, Kan. before coming to Towner in 1929 where he was a wheat farmer. In 1937 the family rented a farm and ranch in Huerfano County and in 1945 he bought a ranch on Middle Creek. He and his sons have since operated the ranch. He was a member of Spanish Peaks Grange and was a member of McRae-Duzenack Post of American legion until its disbandment. His first wife died in 1962. He married Winnie Woodring in 1964 and she died in 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Keeling of La Veta; five sons, Maurice and Richard Bailey of Walsenburg, Freeman and Kenneth (Jack) Bailey of La Veta, and James Bailey, DVM, Gunnison; a sister, a brother, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bailey, Kathleen L.
Mrs. Kathleen L. (Unfug) Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1983 - Mrs. Kathleen L. (Unfug) Bailey, Denver formerly of Walsenburg, March 4, 1983. Daughter of the late Dan C. and Ivy I. Unfug. Sister of the late Dan C. Unfug Jr. Wife of Neil Bailey, Denver, and mother of Robert Bailey, Los Angeles, Calif. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service 4 p.m. Tuesday, Masonic Cemetery.

Bailey, Lee Wallace
Lee Wallace Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2005 - Lee Wallace Bailey, 77, passed away Feb. 5, 2005. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Reta Bailey; son, Garry (Brandy) Bailey of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jerrika, Aubrey and Garrison Bailey; mother-in-law, Anna Sue Osborn; sisters, Pat (Bob) Jones of Pittsburg, Texas, Mary (Jack) Rawdon of Edmond, Okla., Betty (E.M.) Jones of Dimmitt, Texas, Nancy (Fred) Mullins of Pittsburg, Texas; brothers-in-law, Jim Osborn of Littleton, Colo. and Gene (Rose) Osborn of Denver; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Shafter Bailey; and sister, Dorothy Honeycutt. Lee was born to Shafter and Leatrice Bailey on Jan. 2, 1928, in Chickasha, Okla. He served in the U. S. Navy at the conclusion of World War II and was the owner and operator of Northside Ace Hardware from 1974 to 1998. Lee enjoyed fishing and golfing and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Viewing will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher, with the Rev. Stephen Bloyd officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Legacy Fund at Temple Baptist Church, c/o the funeral home.

Bailey, Leona B.
Leona B. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1986 - Mrs. Leona B. Bailey passed away at a local nursing home April 28, 1986. Aunt of Delmer, Raymond, and Elmer Craig and Ruth Jean Weigel, Pueblo, Adrian A. Stuart and Donald Craig, Grand Junction, Ogden Craig, Central City, Ky., Robert Craig, Santa Maria, Calif., John E. Craig, Greenville, Ky., and William Craig, Ogden, Utah; sister-in-law of four, Fannie, Mildred, Anne, and Florence Craig. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Bailey, in 1963 and a nephew, James Craig. Member of the First Baptist Church and Adah Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star. She was born on March 5, 1896, in Kentucky and had been employed before retirement at the Colorado State Hospital. Arrangements pending.

Bailey, LouEmma
LouEmma Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2000 - LouEmma Bailey, 76, born Dec. 13, 1924, in Florence, Miss., passed away at her home on Dec. 19, 2000. LouEmma was a resident of Pueblo for 14 years. She retired as a bank teller. Survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Campbell, Dorothy Archer; son, Eddie Foster; two granddaughters, Brigitte Mason and Patricia Foster; two grandsons, Antoine Page, Brian Foster; great-grandson, James Mason Jr.; two brothers; three sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. LouEmma was a member of the 8th Street Baptist Church and also the NWACP. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with cremation to follow.

Bailey, Mae
Mae Bailey - Huerfano World - January 18, 2007 - Mae Bailey, formerly of Cuchara and Truth or Consequences, NM, passed away Monday, January 15, 2007 in Fort Collins. Mae and her family celebrated her 101st birthday January 5. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Darrel) Moser and Barbara “Bobbie” Pullin, both of Fort Collins; and a son, M. Dee (Kathy) Bailey, Woodbridge, VA. She is also survived by two sisters and their spouses, ten grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Bailey, February 15, 1981; her parents, four sisters, grandson, Brandon Scott Bailey, and great-granddaughter Taylor Blair Pullin. Memorial service will be held Friday, January 18, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the First United Church Chapel in Fort Collins. Memorials may be sent to Cheraw Methodist Church, P. O. Box 134, Cheraw, CO 81030 or FUMC (Chair Lift Fund), 1005 Stover Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524.

Bailey, Mary Joeann
Mary Joeann Bailey - Huerfano World - December 28, 2006 - Mary Joeann Bailey, 76, born March 26, 1930, passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2006 at Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Lora Roush and her husband, William Bailey. She is survived by her son, Alan (Butch) Dietrich, daughter, Kimberly Eldridge, son-in-law Steve Eldridge; granddaughters, Kari (Aaron) Egger and Kelli (Buddy) Van Matre; two beautiful great-grandsons, Mason and Blaine Egger. Joeann grew up and attended school in La Veta until 1946 when her parents moved to Denver. She graduated from South High School in Denver in 1948. She married Doug Dietrich in 1950 and William Bailey in 1982. She lived in Littleton until 1987, when she fulfilled her dream and returned to her home in Huerfano County. She drove a school buss for 33 years, played the piano, loved flowers and adored her dogs, Pepper and Tootie. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Bailey, Mr.
Mr. Bailey – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 13, 1879 – A man named Bailey, says a telegram to the Tribune, left Canon a few days ago for Leadville with a party of freighters and one passenger, and they camped on the night of the 4th, when toward the morning of the 5th one of them was awakened by a sharp pain in his hand, and discovered that one of his fingers was missing. He sprang up and found Bailey dead, with a bullet hole in his head, and the passenger, whose name was not learned, up and dressed. The wounded man then hastened to Cleora and gave the alarm, leaving the passenger with the dead man. Officers went to the scene and placed the stranger under arrest, and an examination was held, which led to the conclusion that he was the murderer, for upon his person was found a portion of some money which he knew Bailey possessed when the stage drove out of Cleora. The murderer was found in his shirt and drawers hanging near the road, dead. Judge Lynch had been swifter than the arm of the law.

Bailey, Neil
Neil Bailey - Huerfano World - February 16, 1984 - Two former Huerfanos, a father and son, Neil and Bob Bailey, died within two weeks of each other in Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Neil Bailey died Jan. 15, 1984, in the hospital in California where he had moved after the death of his wife, Kathleen Unfug Bailey, in March, 1983. Bob Bailey died Feb. 1, 1984 in the hospital. Both were cremated.

Bailey, Opal Katherine
Opal Katherine Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1962 - Opal Katherine Bailey, 60, beloved wife of Jim Bailey, La Veta; beloved mother of Morris Bailey, Gardner; Freeman, Kenneth and James Bailey, all of La Veta; Richard Bailey, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Charles Keeling, La Veta; sister of Mrs. A. A. Marshall, Walsenburg; Walter Hunsinger, Moscow, Kan., and Glen Hunsinger, La Junta survived also by 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services today at La Veta Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. R. A. Anderson and the Rev. J. H. Gerault, officiating; interment La Veta Cemetery.

Bailey, Pauline
Pauline Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Pauline Bailey, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter went home to be with her Savior and Lord on Jan. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Trujillo; parents, Roman and Maria Urueta; sisters, Martha Martinez, Victoria Patterson, Ruth Vargas, Petra Hijar; brothers, Eleno and Pete Urueta. Survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Lawrence Bailey; sister, Liz (Joe) Montoya; children, Kenneth Bailey, Joan (Joe) Solis, Jean Daugherty, Robert (Connie) Bailey and Lawrence Bailey Jr.; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline made homemaking an art as she cared for her family. She was especially known for her delicious homemade pancakes and syrup. Pauline loved music and attending church. She always made time to tenderly care for each grandchild and their needs with her special touch. Her family waits for our blessed hope when we will all be reunited. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bailey, Ralph M.
Ralph M. Bailey - Huerfano World - December 6, 2001 - Ralph Marion Bailey, 92, of Walsenburg, passed away Nov. 18, 2001.  Private services were held following cremation.  He was born Oct. 14, 1909 in Climax Springs, MO.  He was in the upholstering business.  On May 30, 1964 he married Anna Huss in Santa Fe, NM.   He is survived by his wife; son,  Red Noel, adopted grandson, Ezra Orion, Colorado City; son, William, three grandsons, Steve and Jeff, Denver, and Tommy, Texas; two stepsons, Gary Lloyd, Sacramento, CA, and Danny Lloyd, Doniphan, MO; two sisters, Nell Bacon and Nadine Bailey, San Jose, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bailey, Richard
Richard Bailey - Huerfano World - July 5, 2007 - Richard Bailey died June 30, 2007. A private family service at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home will be held at 1:30 p.m. on July 9. A public graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. at Masonic Cemetery. No viewing. Full Obituary to follow next week. Huerfano World - July 12, 2007 - Richard Bailey dies in Trinidad - Richard Max Bailey, 79, passed away June 30, 2007, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. He was born on October 23, 1927 in Hugoton, KS, to John and Opal Bailey. The John Bailey family moved to La Veta in March, 1936, where Richard grew up and married Barbara Beamer on June 19, 1949. Richard and Barbara moved to the Nigro ranch in Ideal Canyon where they lived for 10 years. They moved to Walsenburg in February, 1959, where Mr. Bailey operated the 7th Street Chevron Service Station. He purchased the Stiglich Shoe Shop in 1963 and operated until he was too ill to continue. Richard drove a school bus for District Re-1 for 35 years. He was a calm, quiet, peaceful man and had a unique sense of humor. He was also known to be able to fix almost anything and was always a hard worker. He loved his small ranch and cattle in the Pryor area and spent every spare moment out there. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara, much loved children Amy Sue (Tom) McCray, Alan (Sally) Bailey, Ann Fay (Johnny) Vanderlip; dearly loved grandchildren, Molly Jean and Daniel James McCray; step-grandchildren, Douglas (Jamie) Patterson, Seth (Tricia) Patterson, Jessica (David) Anderson; 4 great-grandchildren, Ruby, Luke, Alyssa and Chase Patterson; brothers Maurice (Evalyn), Freeman, Kenneth (Carol) and Dr. James (Beverly) Bailey; brothers-in-law Russell (Phyllis) Beamer, John (Kathy) Beamer; sister-in-law Dorothy Beamer Logozzo; eighteen nieces and nephews; numerous cousins, friends and acquaintances. Predeceased by parents, John and Opal Bailey, a sister, Marjorie Kelling (Charles Kelling Jr.) and nephew Bruce Bailey.

Bailey, Walter C.
Walter C. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2002 - Huerfano World - May 16, 2002 - Walter C. Bailey, 82, passed away on May 11, 2002. Born in Middlesex, N.C., on Sept. 3, 1920. After a 30 year military career, which took him and his family all over the world, he chose to retire in La Veta, Colo., where he enjoyed the wonder of living in a rural community. He was very involved in community activities, Highway of Legends, the Walsenburg Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Francisco Museum in La Veta. As Southern Colorado's self-appointed “weatherman,” his weather forecasting, sense of humor and smile will be greatly missed. Preceded in death by his parents, Griffin and Donnie Bailey; eight siblings; and granddaughter, Patti Kessler. Survived and missed by his wife of 50 years, Manuelita (Molly) Bailey; son, Joseph Dale Bailey; and daughter, Annajo (Anita) Sanchez; his grandchildren, Aaron Kessler, Julie Ann Bailey, Amber Bailey, Kelly Bailey-Briar, Arleigh Bailey, Joseph Bailey; and great-grandchildren, Trinity Kessler and Kaiya Bailey; numerous nephews and nieces; all the inherited primo's from Huerfano County and all his daily coffee break buddies, and friends in the following organizations: AARP, American Legion, Eagles, Walsenburg Latino Club, Pearl Harbor Survivors, V.F.W. and V.F.W. A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg, followed by military honors by an active duty honor guard from Fort Carson, Ritual Teams: Pueblo Veterans and CO. Pearl Harbor survivors and Walsenburg Veterans of Foreign Wars. Following the military honors, the family is pleased to receive friends at the Eagles Hall on Main Street in Walsenburg. Memorials should be sent to the Fort Francisco Museum. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Bailey, William D.
William D. Bailey - Huerfano World - July 3, 2003 - William D. Bailey, 60, of La Veta, died June 28, 2003 at the Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife, Joeann of the family home; three sons, Larry, Duane and Bill Jr.; daughter, Anita; three sisters, Maxine, Claudia and Dosha; stepchildren, Kim and Alan "Butch," and all of their families. Cremation with graveside memorial, Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at the La Veta Cemetery, followed by a reception at the United Methodist Church, La Veta. In Iieu of flowers, donations can be made to the La Veta QRT'S, P.O. Box 735, La Veta, CO 81055.

Bailey, William L.
William L. Bailey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2005 - William L. Bailey , 57, born and raised in Pueblo died May 26, 2005 in Brush, Colo. Missed by family and friends.

Baillie, Glen Richard
Glen Richard Baillie –Pueblo Chieftain – September 13, 2006 -Glen Richard "Dick" Baillie passed away Sept. 6, 2006, in Pueblo. Dick was born Aug. 7, 1938, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to Glen A. and Aina P. Baillie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, taught in the Lake County Schools in Leadville for 27 years before his retirement, and was active in many educational and community organizations in Leadville and in community and church activities in Alamosa. Declining health forced a move from his beloved mountains and curtailed his hobbies of fishing, remodeling, and other physical activities, but could never dim his spirit or his perseverance. He moved to Pueblo in 2001 and was a member of Christ Congregational Church UCC. Dick is survived by his wife, Judith Adams Baillie; children, Alix (Tara) Maiden-Baillie and Lisa Olson; grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Olson; brothers-in-law, Martin (Lori) Adams and Gerald (Wanda) Adams; sisters-in-law, Kathryn (John Norton) Adams and Diane Adams; and his mother-in-law, Phyllis Adams. He also is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, Christ Congregational Church UCC, 1003 Liberty Lane. The family offers special thanks to the friends in Leadville, Alamosa, Pueblo, and elsewhere who walked with us in this journey. Much gratitude is given to the staff at Frontier Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Dick during the last eight months. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Dick to the Pueblo Animal Shelter or to Frontier Hospice, through the mortuary.

Bain, Lillian J.
Lillian J. Bain - February 02, 1999 - Lillian J. Bain, passed away on Jan. 30, 1999, in Pueblo. Lillian was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Clarkson, Neb., and had been a Pueblo resident since moving here with her husband, John, in 1938. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Bain Jr., in November of 1981. Her survivors include several nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services and interment of the cremated remains will be held in Clarkson, Neb., at a later date.

Bain, Mrs.
Mrs. Bain – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – February 19, 1880 – Died, on Friday evening, February 13th, Mrs. Bain, mother of Mrs. A. D. Joseph, of South Pueblo.

Baione, Antonette
Antonette Baione - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1999 - Antonette Baione, 97, of Walsenburg, passed away June 10, 1999, in a Walsenburg hospital. She was born to Louis and Letica Marchiori, Feb. 10, 1902, in Italy. She is preceded in death by her parents and spouses, Albert Colantoni and John Baione- one daughter, Lorraine Komaroski- two sons-in-law, Amadeo Anselmo and George Komaroski- three brothers and one sister. She is survived by two daughters, Rose Marie Anselmo, Walsenburg, and Edith Vanotti, Pueblo- six grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- and three great-great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. At the age of five, she spent most of her life in Bear Creek. She was a member of the Tabernacle Society and was a former Catholic Daughter. She enjoyed painting, sewing and bingo. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Chapel. Rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary Church, Rev. Leonard Racki, officiating. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - June 17, 1999 - Antonette Baione, 97, of Walsenburg, died June 10, 1999 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born to Louis and Letica Marchiori, February 10, 1902 in Italy, at the age of five, she spent most of her life in Bear Creek. She was a member of Tabernacle Society and a former Catholic Daughter of America. She enjoyed painting, sewing, bingo, gardening, and flowers. Survivors include two daughters, Rose Marie Anselmo, Walsenburg and Edith Vanotti, Pueblo; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Baione, Delfino
Delfino Baione - World Independent – January 16, 1931 - Delfino Baione - Delfino Margaret Baione, 6 years of age, died at the Lamme hospital on Thursday of pneumonia. Deceased is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baione of Alamo. She was born at La Veta September 21, 1924. Funeral services will be held from the home at Alamo at 1 p.m. Thursday and from the church at La Veta at 2 p.m., Rev. W.H. Miller officiating. Interment will be in the La Veta cemetery under direction of Unfug-Peet.

Baione, Delphina Vercellino
Delphina Vercellino Baione - Walsenburg Independent - June 8, 1935 - Mrs. E. Baione of La Veta Dies This Afternoon - Resident Taken by Death Today - Mrs. Delfina Baione, 59, a resident of La Veta for 30 years, died at her home there at 1:15 o'clock today after a brief illness. Mrs. Baione lapsed into a coma Thursday night and did not regain consciousness. She is survived by her husband, Ettore Baione, five sons, Pete, John and Ettore Jr. all of La Veta, and Joe of Colemont, Wyoming, and Tony, of Latuda, Utah, and by two daughters, Mrs. Lena Welsby, and Mrs. Delphina Gallassini, of Walsenburg, and by six grandchildren. Mrs. Baione came to this county from Italy at the age of 16, settling first in Spring Valley, Ill. She moved with her family to La Veta seven years later, and has lived there for thirty years. Funeral services will be announced later by Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Huerfano World - June 16, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1934: Died, Delphina Vercellino Baione, who was born in Italy in 1875 but has been a resident of Huerfano County since 1903, leaving five sons and two daughters.

Baione, E. Kelley Jr.
E. Kelley Baione Jr. - Huerfano World - June 4, 1998 - E. Kelley Baione Jr., 92, of Tempe, AZ, died May 11, 1998. He was a retired government warehouseman. Born in Walsenburg in 1906, survivors include his wife, L. Gladys; daughters, Joanne Mahoney, Dauphine Garthright and Leta Mae Pierce; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Service was from Green Acres Mortuary in Scottsdale, AZ.

Baione, John
John Baione - La Veta Signature - August 25, 1988 - John Baione, 92, died August 13, 1988 at Huerfano County Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Baione was born March 8, 1896 in Spring Valley, IL. He came to Huerfano County as a young child residing in La Veta and area coal camps. He started working in the coal mines at the age of 14, then worked in La Veta as a mechanic at the Ford Garage for 20 years. While working there, he got into race car driving in his spare time. He married the former Antonette Marchiori in Raton, New Mexico in April of 1942. At that time he went to his ranch on Bear Creek which he had worked for over 26 years, retiring in 1968. He was a WWI veteran (one of the oldest living veterans in Huerfano County) and a member of St. Mary Church. Living relatives include his wife Ann of the family home; two daughters, Rosemary Anselmo of Bear Creek; Edith Vanotte, Avondale. He was the brother of Lena Welsby and Pete Baione, both of La Veta; Joe Baione of Canon City; and Kelly Baione, Tempe, AZ; a brother-in-law, Fred Marchiori, Bear Creek; as well as 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Baione, Margaret
Margaret Baione - Huerfano World - January 28, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: Margaret, the seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baione, died of pneumonia.

Baione, Pete
Pete Baione - Huerfano World - February 28, 1991 - Pete Baione, 96, of Canon City, formerly of La Veta, died late Saturday night, Feb. 23, 1991, in St. Thomas More Progressive Care Center where he had been a resident for about two years. He had been in fair health until about 10 days ago when he came down with pneumonia. Born in Spring Valley, IL, Dec. 28, 1894, with his family he came West where his father worked in the coal mines in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Later, the Baione family settled in La Veta valley where Mr. Baione grew up. He went to work at an early age in the coal mines. He had also worked for the railroad in Salida as well as in the saw mill and cheese factory at La Veta. Mr. Baione was a member of IOOF Lodge, No. 141 of La Veta for many years. Mr. Baione never married. He is survived by a sister, Lena Welsby, La Veta and two brothers, Joe Baione, Florence and Kelly Baione, Tempe, AZ. Graveside service was Wednesday in La Veta Cemetery. Odd Fellow graveside service followed. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Baird, Albert Kenneth
Albert Kenneth Baird - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 11, 1999 - Albert Kenneth Baird, 78, of Clifton died Dec. 19. Services were private. Mr. Baird was born in Farr on April 4, 1920. He married Edna Bonnell, 1973. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a retired free-lance photographer. Survivors include his wife.

Baird, Dorothy
Dorothy Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2002 - Dorothy Baird, 78, of Pueblo, departed this life peacefully at home with her family by her side on Jan. 26. Born Jan. 18, 1924. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Allen J. Baird; grandson, Rusty Baird; sister, Marie Latka; nephew, Nick Latka; parents, Nick and Attie Provinanzo. Dorothy also was affectionately known as "Goosey." She is survived by her seven darlings, Sue (Dwight) Brown, Jay Baird, Becky (Paul) Stringer, Janice Chris Otten, Jane Baird (Dennis Zimmerman), Darcy (Mike) Purcell, Betsy (Ryan) Morris; grandchildren, Doug and Nick Brown, Lacy Baird, Lysa (Jason) Willis, Jeanette (Brad) Micheli, Trinity and Noel Otten, Meghan Purcell, Reed Morris; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Layla Willis, Brooklyn and Ronald Jacob Micheli; other special family members, sisters, Virginia Fortino, Marge (John) McFate; brother, Jack Provinzano; nieces and nephews, Daryl, Scott and John Provinzano, Carol Fortino, Tom Latka, Scott, Lisa and Steve McFate and Lynn Pack; special friends, Ellen Mahoney, Betty Divivo and Walter McFate. Thank you to her caregivers, Mary Trujillo and Virginia Riley. Dorothy will be best remembered for her Monday night volleyball games in which she played for 45 years. She was a longtime member of Colombian PTA. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, long car rides and family parties. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Patrick's Church.

Baird, Edward E.
Edward E. Baird – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Edward E. Baird is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Edward E. Baird: From Denver, Colorado, deputy sheriff. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Ed. E. Baird, Deputy Sheriff, Denver - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Baird, Fred A.
Fred A. Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 1986 - Fred A. Baird, 67, 490 Field, Canon City, March 6, 1986. Husband of Catherine Baird. Father of Jo Ann Gerheim, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Nancy Lee Thoren, Pueblo; Sandra Hoevel, Malibu, Calif.; Robert Baird, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Stepfather of John O'Reilly, Clarence Center, N.Y. Brother of Richard M. Baird, Oregon, and David L. Baird, Irving, Texas. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Mr. Baird was born August 14, 1918, in Denver. He was raised and educated in Pueblo and worked 30 years for McDonald-Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, Calif., before retiring in 1980. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At his request, there will be no service. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Baird, Vena Lee
Vena Lee Baird - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Vena Lee Baird, 75, of Canon City, died Dec. 30, 1998. Born on Oct. 6, 1923, in Pueblo to Melvin Lewis and Mildred (Lenehan) Drain. She graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1941. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a WAVE in 1943 and served until 1945. She was proud of her military service and was a founding member of the Women's War Memorial which opened in Washington, D.C. in 1997. She learned to fly airplanes and obtained her commercial license in 1947. She married her instructor, Earl D. Baird, on Jan. 9, 1947, in Reno, Nev. They lived in Sterling, Colo., where they ran a crop dusting and spraying business together. In 1959, they sold the business and moved to Albuquerque, N.M. In 1961, they moved to Denver where they lived until 1987, when they retired and moved to Canon City. In the late 1970s, she received an Associates Degree in Library Science from Red Rocks Community College. Vena avidly pursued the study of genealogy, working for decades to prove her family's history to early U.S. Colonial days. She also worked tirelessly for friends who wished to learn about their families and taught many seminars on the subject she was an avid reader of history books and could recite minute details of Thomas Jefferson's life. Vena was an active grandmother to her three grandchildren and maintained a lifelong interest in all aspects of aviation. She will be missed and remembered by many friends, young and old. Survived by daughters, Cary Dean Baird and Shirleen Gay (Joe) Sabatino- cousins, Shirley Drummond and Barbara Carson, both of Pueblo- three grandchildren, Maya, Dean and Bonnie- one step grandchild, Raquel. Preceded in death by her parents. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, the American Genealogical Society, the Silver Wings and a member of the Colorado Aviation Historical Society. Services were held Saturday. Memorials may be made to the Daughters of the American Revolution, General Marion Chapter through the Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City.

Bairtlo, A. N.
A. N. Bairtlo - Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - A. N. Bairtlo, Salida - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Bairtlo, Grace
Miss Grace Bairtlo - Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Miss Grace Bairtlo, Salida - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Baity, Frank R.
Frank R. Baity - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2004 - Frank R. Baity, 84, passed away May 29, 2004. Frank was born Oct. 12, 1919, in Parsons, Kan. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1941. He served in the Philippines, Leyte and Okinawa during World War II and in England during the Berlin Airlift. He retired after 24 years of service from the U.S. Air Force. He was one of the first to obtain rank as chief master sergeant when it was created in 1960. After retirement he worked for the U.S. Postal Service and farmed on St. Charles Mesa. Frank was a member of First Baptist Church and was a 33rd degree Mason. He was an avid golfer, a master gardener and enjoyed bird watching. Family members said, "He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. We will miss his humor and his hugs." Survived by his wife of 62 years, Frances Baity; children, Linda (Stephen) Overholser, Boulder, Robert (Phyllis) Baity, Mendham, N.J., Norman (Kathy) Baity, Littleton, Stephen (La Dawn) Baity, Castle Rock, and Doug (Suzanne) Baity, Denver; sister, Thelma Clary, Parsons, Kan.; and grandchildren, David Overholser, Matthew, Laura, Elisabeth, Lauren and Laine Baity. Preceded in death by his parents, Florence Mae and Robert F. Baity Sr.; brothers, Joe and Tom; and sister, Pauline. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Military honors and private interment Wednesday, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2004, at First Baptist Church, ninth and Grand, with Pastor Wayne Dvirnak officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Bajaly, Naify
Naify Bajaly - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1987 - Naify Bajaly was born Jan. 6, 1897, in Haifa, Palestine, and passed away Dec. 18, 1987, in Pueblo. Sister of George (Dorothy) Bagale, Pueblo; Victoria Ayoub, Beirut, Lebanon. Aunt of Dr. Elia Ayoub, Gainesville, Fla.; Alice Ayoub, Toluca Lake, Calif.; Dr. John (Sue) Bagale, Pueblo. Services in care of D. L. Calarco Funeral Home, Watertown, N.Y.

Bak, Carlo
Carlo Bak - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1999 - Carlo Bak, 95, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 1, 1999. Born Aug. 8, 1905, in Czechoslovakia. Preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Bak, in 1973. Survived by his sons, Robert (Virginia) Bak, Colorado Springs, Marvin (Clara Mae) Bak, Walsenburg- daughter, Barbara (Robert) Chelon, Walsenburg- grandsons, Russell Bak, Nathan Bak and Brian Chelon- granddaughter, Jennifer (David) Gilletti- great-granddaughters, Heather and Holly Gilletti- great-grandson, Jason Bak- sister, Vicki Mensinger- and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Chapel, Walsenburg. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment will follow at North St. Mary Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at Mozzone Hall, Walsenburg, after the interment. - Carlo Bak - Huerfano World - September 9, 1999 - Carlo Bak, 95, of Walsenburg, died September 1, 1999. Born August 8, 1905 in Czechoslovakia, he was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes in 1973. Survivors include two sons, Robert Bak of Colorado Springs and Marvin Bak of Walsenburg; one daughter, Barbara Chelon of Walsenburg, one sister, Vicki Mensinger, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church Saturday, September 4 at 10 a.m. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bak, Franklin George
Franklin George Bak - Huerfano World - September 25, 2003 - Franklin George Bak passed away on Sept. 17, 2003. Born on May 10, 1942 to George and Katherine Bak. He graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1960, was in the Seabee branch of the Navy from 1960-1963. His primary occupation was truck driving, but he also was self-employed. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Martha, and son, George Franklin. He is survived by daughter, Leslie Amidei-Bak; son, Douglas (Raylin) Bak; granddaughters, Nicole Amidei, Samantha Amidei and Cecelia Bak; brother, Paul (Paula) Bak; sister, Karen (Jake) Farber; and numerous relatives. Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003.

Bak, Katherine E.
Katherine E. Bak - Huerfano World - May 10, 1990 - Lifetime Huerfano, Katherine Bak, 73, died May 7, 1990 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Nov. 17, 1916, at Sunnyside, the daughter of John and Marja Zorich, she attended school at Malachite. She married George Bak in Raton, NM, Feb. 1, 1941. Shortly after he died on Mar. 26, 1963, she went to work as an assistant cook at Walsenburg high school and retired after 19 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her children; Frank Bak, Paul Bak and Karen Farber, all of Walsenburg, sisters and brothers; Rose Maxwell, Walsenburg, Theodore Zorich, Colorado City, Jack Zorich, Washington State, Helen Fodor, Trinidad, Elza Hyrick, Buffalo, NY and Wilma Freeman, Arlington, TX, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation with interment of ashes will follow later. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bak, Martha A.
Martha A. Bak - Huerfano World - August 5, 1999 - Martha A. Bak, 57, of Walsenburg, passed away July 30, 1999. Born September 1, 1941, in Walsenburg to Rudolph and Martha Todd, she is survived by husband, Frank, Walsenburg; her son, Franklin Douglas (Raylin) Bak of Trinidad; [daughter Leslie Kay Amidei] and granddaughters, Nicole and Samantha Amidei of Walsenburg and Cecelia Bak of Trinidad; brother Rudolph (June) Todd and sister, Ruthann Frasher and many other relatives and friends. Marty was an employee of the Huerfano County Department of Social Services for 29 years. She loved the outdoors and keeping busy. NOTE: The [ ] brackets were corrections to the obituary by Karen Mitchell.

Bak, Marvin G.
Marvin G. Bak - Huerfano World - February 1, 2007 - Marvin G. Bak, born June 9, 1932, passed on January 24, 2007. Survived by his wife, Clara; brother, Robert (Virginia) Bak; brother-in-law, Robert Chelon; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Carlo and Agnes Bak, a sister, Barbara Chelon. Funeral mass was January 27, 2007 from St. Mary Church. Inurnment was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bakarich, Nick Sr.
Nick Bakarich Sr. - Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 27, 1999 - Nick Bakarich Sr., 74, of Arvada died Jan. 30. Services were Feb. 3, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bakarich was born in Walsenburg on Nov. 24, 1924. He married Frances Jane Morgan, 1946. He served in the Army as a paratrooper during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a sales manager for Empire Olds. He was a member of the Arvada Elks and Spirit of Christ Catholic Community. Survivors include son Nick Jr. of Aurora; daughter Sandra Salsby of Wheat Ridge; brother John; four grandchildren; three great- grandchildren.

Baker, Abe
Abe Baker - Walsenburg Weekly - March 25, 1924 - Death of Abe Baker at the Lamme hospital, Monday evening, March 24, 1924. Mr. Abe Baker of Solar. Mr. Baker was 50 years of age and is survived by his brother, James Baker of Oakview. The immediate cause of death was gallstones. The body is now in charge of Mr. Benefiel, undertaker and funeral arrangements will be made later. Mr. Baker has lived in this county and worked in the mines many years. His last place of employment was at Solar. [Editor's note: No other information was found.]

Baker, Addie
Mrs. Addie Baker - Walsenburg World Independent - March 7, 1938 - Passenger Train Crashes Into Car on West Seventh - Mrs. Addie Baker of Ojo, Dies as Result of Injuries; Son and Son-In-law are hurt in wreck Saturday afternoon - Mrs. Addie Baker, 56, was injured fatally and her son Frank, 17, and son-in-law, Gay Tompkins, 22, were hurt Saturday afternoon when the light coupe in which they were riding was struck by the C. & S. passenger train and carried more than a block. Cause of the accident is unknown. Young Baker told Chief of Police Levy that he didn't know what happened, except that he felt an awful crash and then everything went black. Tompkins told Courtesy Patrolman E. A. Beavers that he saw the train coming as their car approached the tracks traveling west. He said he shouted to Baker and tried to reach the brake with his left foot, but he was not sure whether his foot pressed on the brake or the accelerator. Joe Angster of 13 West Sixth Street, an eye witness to the mishap, said he was standing at the side of the house watching the train approaching from the south just before 4 o'clock. He said he saw the car drive onto the tracks ahead of the train and heard the crash of the impact. The car rolled over on its top and the train picked it up on the cow catcher and carried it a hundred feet beyond the sixth street crossing. Angster rushed to the car when the train stopped and with the engineer and fireman helped extricate the occupants of the car from the twisted wreckage. Tompkins lay on the motor next to the cow catcher and Mrs. Baker and her son were still inside the coupe. The three were rushed to the offices of Dr. W. S. Chapman and later removed to the Lamme hospital were Mrs. Baker died at 10 o'clock Saturday night. Dr. Chapman's report after his examination of the crash victims showed that Mrs. Baker suffered two broken forearms, crushed chest, general bruises and lacerations, a cut on her tongue and internal injuries which he said caused her death. The doctor's report on young Baker showed he suffered contusions of the back in the region of the kidney, general bruises and a lacerated wound of the head. Tompkins suffered a cut forehead and nose, requiring several stitches and clamps, cuts and lacerations over the right eye, lacerated left and right elbows, multiple abrasions of the right hand and general bruises. The car was twisted into a mass of wreckage beyond repair. Survivors of Mrs. Baker are five daughters Mrs. Charles Riggs and Mrs. John Leary of Old Trap, N. C., Mrs. John Tompkins, Mrs. Sam Tompkins and Mrs. Gay Tompkins all of Ojo, and her son, Frank. Her widower is living in Tacoma, Wash. Funeral services will be announced from the Furphy Brothers Mortuary later.

Baker, Adolph A.
Adolph A. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1981 - Adolph A. Baker, Florence, Nov. 13. Survived by three daughters, mother, sister, three brothers, nieces and nephews. Florence.

Baker, Alice
Alice Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2000 - Alice Baker, age 88, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 1 in Rocky Ford. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to favorite charity.

Baker, Bayard Ted
Bayard Ted Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1987 - Bayard Ted Baker, late of Pueblo, died June 8, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Betty Baker, of the family home; daughters, Carolee (Mike) Studen and Suzanne (Vern) Richardson, all of Pueblo. Also survived by three grandchildren, Kelly Studen, Keri Richardson and Kristi Poorman. Born Dec. 10, 1917, in Pueblo. Lifetime Pueblo resident. Veteran of WW II. Mr. Baker worked at CF&I as a tool setter in the 14-inch punch mill, retiring in 1973. At his request, no services. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Baker, Bernard R.
Judge Bernard (Bud) R. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2006 - Judge Bernard (Bud) R. Baker died on March 7, 2006 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. He was 68. Born in Chicago, he was the son of Bernard F. Baker and Pearl (Beasley) Baker. Bernard received his B.S. from Northwestern University in 1958, and his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1964. He served in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps at Fort Bliss, TX from 1965 to 1967. He was appointed Colorado Springs Deputy District Attorney from 1968-1974, working as head of the Consumer Fraud Division. At 38, Bernard was appointed District Judge for the 4th Judicial District in Colorado Springs. He served as a judge from 1975 -1989. He retired to Pueblo in 2001 to become closer to what he liked most, the scenic Colorado mountains. He is survived by his daughters ,Susan Baker of Ridgeway, Colo., Deborah Baker (Schwartz) of Denver, and Pamela Baker (Paulsen) of Buckingham, PA., and five grandchildren. The family is holding a private memorial ceremony. Donations may be made in Judge Baker's memory to the Sierra Club.

Baker, Beulah P.
Beulah P. Baker – Pueblo Star Journal – January 12, 1956 – Mrs. Beulah P. Baker services Friday, 2 p.m., St. Paul AME Church, with the Rev. H. A. Hamilton officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Friday until the hour of service. Interment Mountain View.

Baker, Charles
Charles Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - Charles Baker, 69, passed away Oct. 15. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Baker, Charles Edwin II
Charles Edwin Baker II - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 1987 - Charles Edwin Baker II, "CE", 55, passed away May 30, 1987. Mr. Baker is survived by his parents, Pearl and Sam Baker; three children, Donna (Dave) Murphy of Oregon; Charles Baker III of Pueblo; and James Baker of Washington; sister, Phyllis (Sid) Housh of Pueblo; two brothers, Sam Baker Jr. and Harold (Lane) Baker, both of Pueblo; and two grandchildren, Beckie and Tonda Murphy. He is survived also by numerous relatives and friends. Mr. Baker is preceded in death by his brother, Donald Baker, in 1974. He was born in Kansas, Nov. 12, 1931, and has lived in the Pueblo area since 1933. Visitation hours from noon to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Maple of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 2013 Acero.

Baker, Clyde C.
Clyde C. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1987 - Clyde C. Baker, Pueblo resident since 1963, passed away May 16, 1987. Mr. Baker was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and Disabled Veterans Association. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Devona Baker of the family home; three sons, Clinton Ray Baker of Missouri, Philip Matthew Baker of Dodge City, Kan., and James Clyde (Charlott) Baker of Pueblo. Also survived by one daughter, Pamela Madge Baker of San Francisco, Calif. Survived also by three stepchildren, Gladys Martin of Oregon, Dorothy Leslie of Syracuse, Kan., and William Luster of Tacoma, Wash. Mr. Baker also raised four grandchildren, Sharon, Billy, Susan, and Cindy. He also is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Les Dobbins of the Belmont Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Baker, Danny J.
Danny J. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2004 - Danny J. Baker, 71, departed this life on Feb. 1, 2004 - to be with our Lord. He was born in Gardner, Colo. July 11, 1932. Preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elizabeth Baker and brother Red Baker. Survived by his children, Shawn Baker and Londa (Shaun) Gill and granddaughter, Emma Gill. Also survived by his sister Liz Osmanski, brother, Bobby Baker of Westcliffe, Colo. and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. D.J. enlisted in the Navy where he served his country on the U.S.S. Baltimore and U.S.S. Iowa. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #203. D.J. worked at the CF&I for over 30 years from which he retired. He loved team roping, and his horses and rodeo were a big part of his life. D.J. loved his children and family and loved spending time with them. He was a devoted father and loved very much. He will be missed greatly by family and friends. At his request there will be a cremation with no services.

Baker, Devona
Devona Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2001 - Devona Baker, 94, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 5, 2001. Mrs. Baker is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; son, William Luster; granddaughter, Susan Keeney; and great-grandson, Jeremy. She is survived by children, Gladys (Jim) Martin and Dorothy (Eldon) Reed; stepsons, James (Karen) Baker and Phillip Baker; sister, Katherine Boyer; as well as 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

Baker, Edward
Edward Baker – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Died on the 13th of May, on the Huerfano, near the Doyle ranch, Edward, son of John Baker, aged two years.

Baker, Ellen
Ellen Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1986 - Ellen Baker, 15 Duke, Sept. 26, 1986. Wife of Floyd T. Baker. Mother of Cindy (Steven) Robl, Dodge City, Kan., and Gerald F. Baker, Denver. Grandmother of Stephanie and Christopher Robl. Sister of Mary Q, (Rocco) Marino, Pasadena, Calif. Cousin of Jack (June) Duane, West Haven, Conn. She graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1936, and then served as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital and later as Pueblo Army Airbase print shop operator. Member of St. Patrick Parish. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Baker, Ernest L.
Ernest L. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2006 - Ernest L. Baker, 87, born April 10, 1918, in Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Feb. 21, 2006, in Beulah. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret E. Baker; two brothers and two sisters. Survived by his children, Dale (Gloria) Baker, Glenn A. Baker and Susan E. Lehrer, all of Beulah. Also survived by brother, Donald D. Baker, Omaha, Neb.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Ernest was a Purple Heart recipient of WWII, wounded at Tunisia Faid Pass. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital, was a Beulah resident for 47 years and a member of the Beulah Valley Baptist Church. Service, 1 p.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2006 -, Beulah Valley Baptist Church.

Baker, Ernestine Anna
Ernestine Anna Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Ernestine Anna Baker, 92, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Dorance. Also preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Glenn; and several grandchildren. Survived by sons, Jim Baker, Richard (Barbara) Baker; two daughters-in-law, Sandy Baker and Pat Incitti; sister, Leona Zimmerman; cousin, Ola Ratcliff. Also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Baker was a member of "Grey Ladies," Eastern Star, longtime member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church and president of Handicapped Society. Funeral service, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, 11 a.m., Rose Chapel. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye. Visitation, Monday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.

Baker, Esther L.
Esther L. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2005 - Esther L. Baker, 83, was born March 13, 1922, to Alvin and Eva (Hershey) Evers in Cheraw, Colo. She went to school in Cheraw, graduating in 1940. Later that year she married John H. Schulz, and for most of their married life they lived on a farm in Cheraw. John died in 1969. She later married Harry Baker who preceded her in death in 1992. Esther was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She worked for many years at the turkey plant in Cheraw as a USDA poultry grader. She was very active in her church and community. Esther volunteered many hours to the AVRMC Auxiliary, Cheraw Women's Club, Casa Del Sol planning board and various mission activities. She passed away on Sept. 19, 2005, at AVRMC in La Junta. She is survived by her son, Don (Sharon) Schulz of Alamosa; and daughter, Rita (Marvin) Allen of La Junta; grandchildren, Shawn (Marcie) Schulz, Shane (Kate) Schulz, Marla (Mike) Jones and Meredith (Jim) Kennedy; six great-grandchildren; and her sister Alice (Babe) Kauffman-Haines of Filer, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, her brothers, John and Floyd Evers; sister, Letha Froese; and her sister-in-law, Lucille Schulz Yoder. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of La Junta, East Holbrook Mennonite Church or the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, Peacock Memorial Chapel. Visitation and fellowship with Esther's family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the chapel.

Baker, Female
Female Baker - Bayfield Blade - August 17, 1911 - The 5-year-old daughter of Mrs. Minnie Baker fell from a moving cab in Pueblo and was killed.

Baker, Frank
Frank Baker - Huerfano World - November 24, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Frank, the three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Baker, died of scarlet fever Nov. 19.

Baker, Frankie Anthony
Frankie Anthony "Buddy" Baker – Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2000 - Frankie Anthony "Buddy" Baker, 28, lifetime Puebloan departed this life unexpectedly Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2000. Born Jan. 9, 1972, graduated from Pueblo County High School, class of 1990, where he served as student body president. He also was the "Snow King" of County High's Winter Sports Ball. He enjoyed body building, hunting, fishing. He played softball for the Pueblo Bandits traveling team; he was also a Denver Bronco fan. Buddy also graduated from PCC's Police Academy in 1997, and was recently enrolled at USC. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Anselmo and Aurelia Casaus, Russell and Freida Baker; and father, Bill Baker. He leaves to cherish his memory mother, Maria M. Baker; stepfather, Bob Kuyat; siblings Billy (Lisa) Baker, Crystal Baker; nephews, Richard, Travis and Billy Baker Jr.; a niece, Vanessa Baker; aunt and uncles, Vicky (Ricardo) Palomar, Eddie (Annie) Casaus, Ruben Casaus, Sambo (Pearl) Casaus, Marty Casaus, Tony Casaus; other relatives and friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Minnequa Bank.

Baker, Harlie Raymond
Harlie Raymond Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1987 - Harlie Raymond Baker, late of Pueblo, died Tuesday, April 7, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Lucille, 1111 Bonforte Blvd.; sons, R. Eugene Baker, Lafayette, Colo., Darrell (Linda) C. Baker, Montclair, N.J.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Member of First United Methodist Church. Born 2, 1903, in Arapahoe, Neb. He received his schooling, including college, at Colorado schools. In 1943, the Bakers moved to Bethesda, Md., returning to Pueblo in 1978. He was a teacher at Central High School from 1926 to 1943. Mr. Baker married Lucille Cline, Aug. 16, 1928, in Pueblo. At his request, cremation and private services, with the Rev. Ed Paup officiating. Please omit food and flowers. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Baker, Hazel
Hazel Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2005 - Hazel Baker was called to dwell in the house of the Lord Oct. 3, 2005. Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of Charles N. and Frances (Tannahill) Lee, who with her brother, Benjamin H. Lee, precede her. Hazel leaves to celebrate her life, brother, Charles H. Lee, Pueblo; and sister, Blanche (Clarence) Walton, Denver, Colo.; children, Diane Baker and Reginald Baker, Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Michael (Joy) Walker, Pueblo, Colo., Michelle Dunn, Denver, Colo., Scott Walker, Pueblo, Colo., Melissa Baker, Denver, Colo., Kryssa Baker, Pueblo, Colo., and Brianna Baker, Centennial, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kenya Walker, and Tarik Murphy; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friend, William A. Baker Jr. Hazel retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity, where she held positions of taxi driver and dispatcher. She loved to bowl, and was secretary of several bowling leagues. Hazel's knitting skills and creations were widely sought after in Europe as well as the United States. But, she was most proud of the sweaters and buntings she lovingly knitted for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was her joy and passion. Hazel doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and reveled in their accomplishments. She loved to pass on family history and traditions to the next generations through the art of traditional African storytelling. These stories she told and retold at the kitchen table, passing on the history, philosophy, and moral laws of the African American people. Her storytelling was entertaining and rich with many songs. At her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no formal church proceedings. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to be made in her memory to Feed the Children.

Baker, Henrietta
Henrietta "Henri" Womack Baker - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 12, 2007 - Henri went to be with the Lord just before sunset on July 6, 2007 in New Port Richey, Florida. She left comfortably surrounded by members of her family. Henrietta was born on March 15, 1923 in Crowley, Colorado, the daughter of Mary Lou Etta Shelton and Henry Kinchen Womack. She was the youngest of six children. She graduated from Crowley County High School in 1941 and moved from the farm to the "big city" of Pueblo to work at the Steel Mill during WWII. Henri married Harold Eugene Baker, her childhood boyfriend, on May 30, 1945 in a military service in Jacksonville, FL. They moved to Colorado Springs and Henri worked for the phone company. They were married for nearly 57 years. Henri and Harold had four children and it was at that time that Henrietta discovered her true passion in life, being the perfect wife and mother. Henri and Harold built a home and created a beautiful family on Trout Avenue. This family included all of the neighbors there as well as two of her older brothers who owned homes on the same street. Henri was a mother to many. She had a close relationship with her brothers and sister and loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. Her gracious hospitality entertained electrical apprentices, friends of her children and grandchildren, hockey players, fishermen as well as many family members and friends. Everyone enjoyed her company and delicious food around the kitchen counter. She resided in that house until 2003. Henri then moved into a lovely apartment at The Signature and found another family in all of her good friends there. Henri's motherly love was extended to all young people that came into her life. She welcomed the 30th squadron from the Air Force Academy (class of 1972) into her home as part of the family. Her relationship with these young men followed them around the world and she enjoyed visits from "her cadets" and their families up until the last weeks of her life. A reception will be hosted by the 30th squadron and their families in her honor. Henrietta was the most amazing mother and grandmother. The love and support that she showed her children and grandchildren was immeasurable. She instilled unconditional love and integrity into all of her "kids" and then quietly watched them grow freely with immense pride and appreciation. Her earthly presence will be greatly missed but not forgotten. She will live on through the seeds of goodness and love that she planted in her lifetime. It has been a great journey and we are grateful for her. Henri is survived by her sister Elba Palmour and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her children, Brenda Carter (Bill), Bradley Baker (Debra), and Lou Ann Baker-Skeele (Bill). Henri's grandchildren include Kirsten Barre, William Price, Andrew Price, Joshua Baker, Ramie and Chris Saragian, William Skeele III, Garrett Skeele, Bradley Skeele, Madelyn Skeele, Bryan McKeever, Sean McKeever and Ian McKeever. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 2002 and her baby daughter, Pamela Sue, in May of this year. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, July 14, at 2 PM. It will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel. A private family burial will precede the service. Contributions in her honor may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice where she was lovingly cared for, 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653, to the attention of Dr John.

Baker, Henry Harper
Henry Harper Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2000 - Henry Harper Baker, 58, departed this life Nov. 21, 2000, at home following a lengthy illness. Born April 29,1942, in Hugo, Colo. Mr. Baker was a retired school bus driver for School District 60. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, raising his rabbits and quail. Preceded in death by his father, William Baker. Survived by his mother, Rosie (Warden) Baker, Pueblo; children, Steve (Cindy) Baker, Scott (Michelle) Baker, Sandra (Daniel) Cux, all of Pueblo; siblings, Jane (Tom) Theile, Sevilla (Tom) Gallo, Rosie (Stan) Huntsman, all of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, Angelus Chapel, Friday, 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Hanover School Gym, Hanover, Colo., Pastor Richard Emerson of Pueblo Christian Center officiating. Interment, Chico Basin Cemetery. The Baker family will receive friends in the school cafeteria following the service.

Baker, Hiram
Hiram Baker - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1920: Hiram Baker, a Civil War veteran and resident of the area since 1871, died at his home in Oakview.

Baker, Hulda
Mrs. Hulda Baker - Walsenburg World Independent - June 27, 1941 - Pioneer Resident of Westcliffe Dies Thursday - Mrs. Hulda Baker, 79, a longtime resident of Gardner and Westcliffe communities, died at Westcliffe Thursday, it was learned here today. She was well known throughout western Huerfano county and Custer county. She is survived by four sisters, two in Westcliffe and two now residing in California; one son, Albert Baker of Gardner; two daughters, Mrs. Claude Stevens and Mrs. Charles Schmidt, both of Gardner; by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Westcliffe Community Church, the Menzel Mortuary in charge. Interment will be in the Rosita cemetery.

Baker, J. C. (Niece of)
J. C. Baker - Walsenburg Weekly - June 4, 1928 - Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Baker were in Denver this week called there to attend the funeral of Mrs. Baker's niece.

Baker, Jeanne L.
Jeanne L. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2003 - Jeanne L. Baker, 59, passed away Nov. 3, 2003. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. [No additional information available.]

Baker, John
John Baker – The Commercial Appeal - July 18, 2005 – Morganfield - John Baker, 61, Morganfield, died at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Methodist Hospital Union County. He was a member of Bordley Church of Christ. He was an owner of Baker and Son Trucking. Survivors include three daughters, Monica Baker of Morganfield, Johna Wix of Franklin, Ky., and Marci Bishop of Georgetown, Ky.; one son, Robert Baker of Morganfield; two sisters, Lois Williams of Nashville, Tenn., and Lisa Reece of Anderson, N.C.; three brothers, Jack Baker and Jeff Baker, both of Tecumseh, Mich., and Jim Baker of La Veta, Colo.; and six grandchildren.

Baker, John
John Baker – Durango Democrat – May 13, 1904 – Fatal Cutting Affray – Pueblo, May 12 – John Baker, a negro, was disemboweled during a fight about 3 o'clock this morning by William Gresham and died a short time afterwards. The two men and their wives had been playing cards and drinking at the Gresham home and after the party had broken up Baker got into a row with his wife. When Graham (Gresham?) remonstrated Baker drew a knife and during the fight which followed Baker was fatally cut.

Baker, John C.
John C. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2000 - John C. Baker, born Oct. 28, 1910, passed away Dec. 9, 2000. Survived by daughter, Joanne Stueve, Clearfield, Utah; stepchildren, Isabel (Steve) Martinez and John (Jean) Berumen, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, John and Courtney Stueve, Utah; four step-grandchildren; brother, Vincent (Nancy) Baker, Pueblo; and special niece, Joanne Taulli of Pueblo. Other nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by parents, John C. and Mary Baker; first wife, Jennie Baker in 1969; second wife, Phyllis Berumen in 1998; and sister, Elizabeth Freeman. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home office in his memory. The family may be contacted at 1902 County Farm Road.

Baker, John L.
John L. Baker - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 6, 1930 - John L. Baker, age 58 years passed away Friday night at a hospital in Pueblo. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Swan funeral home, Rev. Adna Moore officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. (Swan's).

Baker, Larry
Larry Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1997 - Larry Baker, 55, died Aug. 18, 1997, in Colorado Springs. He was the owner and operator of Floor Perfect Inc., and co-owner of Office Interiors Inc. The funeral will be at 7 p.m. today at Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Cremation is planned. Swan Law Funeral Directors is handling arrangements. Mr. Baker was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Dolores to the Rev. Henry H. and Hazel (Gross) Baker, who are deceased. His stepmother, Virginia Baker, lives in Estes Park. He was married June 16, 1963, in Fowler to Judith K. Stauder, who lives in Colorado Springs. He is also survived by a son, Shawn of Colorado Springs- a daughter, Kristin Fausnaugh of Colorado Springs- five brothers, James of Pueblo, Dick of Montrose, the Rev. Bob of Cary, Ill., Dennis of Fort Collins and Paul of Casper, Wyo. - three sisters, Shirley Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo., Virginia Martin of Bay City, Mich., and Clara Faye Walz of Miami, Ariz. - and four grandchildren. Mr. Baker was a booster for CU football and enjoyed the mountains and fishing. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B-100, Colorado Springs, 80909.

Baker, Lee Martin
Lee Martin Baker – Huerfano World – June 5, 2003 – Lee Martin Baker, POW WWII, retired draftsman from the Colorado Department of Highways, born Jan. 19, 1924 in La Veta, departed this earth on March 1, 2003. Son of R. M. and Clara Baker, one sister Jayne, all preceded him in death. Lee was a native of Walsenburg. He is survived by his wife, Laverne; two sons, David (Julie), of Rapid City, SD, and Ralph (Kris) of Las Vegas, NV; two grandsons, Kenny, of Colorado, and Cory, of Alaska; stepdaughters, Judy Owens (son Micky), of New Jersey, and Kerri Saylors (sons Jason and Matt), of Colorado; and four great-grandchildren. Lee was a radioman in WWII and was shot down over Berlin on a mission. He spent a year in a German prisoner of war camp and was liberated by Gen George S. Patton. Lee was a gentle, sweet man who will be very much missed by his family and friends. He loved traveling, attending and watching NASCAR races, four-wheel jeeping with his family and old cars. Military services pending (target date and time: 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2003) at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver. A reception for Lee will be held following the services at the VFW Post #0644, 2680 W. Hampden (one mile east of Ft. Logan). Arrangements by Bring's Memorial Chapel, 236 S. Scott, Tucson, AZ.

Baker, Leslie P.
Leslie P. "Les" Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2003 Leslie P. "Les" Baker, 47, passed away Aug. 27, 2003, in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Church of the Holy Spirit in Colorado Springs.

Baker, Lida Mae
Mrs. Lida Mae Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 2, 1976 - Mrs. Lida Mae Baker of Boone, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday night. She was the wife of Walter A. Baker of the family home and mother of Mrs. Mary C. Wilson, Fowler, and Allen Baker of Sugar City. She was the sister of Mrs. Zitta Hughes of Beulah. She had 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Mrs. Loretta Black and Ellsworth Baker, and a brother, Paul Wolf. Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Baptist Church in Boone. She had been an employe of the Pueblo Army Depot for 31 years. She was a lifetime resident of Colorado and lived in Boone since 1946. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Valhalla Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baker, Linda Sue
Linda Sue Easom Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1986 - Linda Sue Easom Baker was born in Pueblo Dec. 3, 1949, and departed this life in Pueblo Dec. 18, 1986. Mother of Jack D. Baker Jr. and Stacey Lynn Baker. Daughter of Bessie (Leo) Urban of Pueblo and Lyle J. Easom of Colorado Springs. Sister of Jimmie Marie Goodwin of Joplin, Mo., Lil (Roger) Grant of Cheyenne, Wyo., Lynn Fiore, Virgie (John) Till of Pueblo and Lyle James Easom Jr. of Santa Cruz, Calif. Former wife of Jack D. Baker, Also survived by grandparents, George and Maude Tipton of Calhan, Colo., numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Graduate of Central High School and University of Southern Colorado and employed at Pueblo Regional Center West. Trustee of AFSCME, Local 123. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Donald Van Splinter officiating. Interment in Rye Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 2326 Oakland. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and until service time Monday. Closed casket.

Baker, Liston J.
Liston J. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2000 - Liston J. Baker, 86, longtime Olney Springs and Fowler resident, died Sat. Dec. 2, 2000, at Fowler Health Care Center. Survived by brothers, Roby (Dorothy) Baker of Fowler and Elvis (Doris) Baker of Rocky Ford; and sisters, Jewel (Cal) Stockton of Pueblo, Gertrude Click, Marionville, Mo., and Lillian (Frank) Profita of Springfield, Ore. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Hettie Baker; brothers, Edgar, Otto, John, and Monta; and sisters, Myrtle Laughlin, Elsie Varner and Clarice and Leslie Baker. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Baker, Lucille V.
Lucille V. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2006 - Lucille V. Baker, 93, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, in Belen, N.M. Lucille was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Calhan, Colo., to Robert and Clara Lowman. Preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald (Martha) Baker of Carbon, Texas, and Jerry (Paula) Baker of Belen, N.M.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Lucille resided in Pueblo for over 50 years in the St. Charles Mesa Area. She was an Avon representative for many years. Lucille also was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and enjoyed all church activities. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Charlene Smythe officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Lucille Baker to the Bethel United Methodist Church, 1201 E. Seventh St., Pueblo, CO, 81001.

Baker, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Elizabeth Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1995 - Margaret Elizabeth Baker, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, age 71, of Beulah, Colo., passed away Sept. 25, 1995. Wife of Ernest Baker of the family home. Mother of Dale (Gloria) Baker, Beulah; Glenn (Jeannette) Baker, Westcliffe; and Susan Lehrer, Beulah. Survived also by 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie (Bill) Blay, Arkansas and Evelyn Jordan, Longmont, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baker was a Beulah resident for the past 36 years and was a member of the Beulah Valley Baptist Church. Cremation. Almont Crematory. Graveside committal of cremation remains, Beulah Cemetery, 1 p.m., Friday will be conducted by Pastor Bart Stevenson. George McCarthy Almont Funeral Home and Historic Chapel 401 Broadway

Baker, Mary Diana Finn
Mary Diana (Finn) Baker - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 9, 2007 - Mary Diana (Finn) Baker 69, daughter of James and Mary Finn passed away January 27, 2007, at a nursing home facility in Upland California. Mrs. Baker, a native of Colorado Springs attended Corpus Christi and St. Mary's schools. She then graduated from St. Mary Corwin Nursing Hospital in Pueblo with honors. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Donald Baker. She is survived by her children Bob Baker, Kim Alten of CA, and Robin Lamb of Denver, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, a sister Michelle Shumaker, and two brothers, Frank Finn and Pete Finn all of Colorado Springs.

Baker, Mary E.
Mary E. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1989 - Mary E. Baker passed away Nov. 13, 1989, at a local hospital. She is survived by her children, Daniel J. Baker, Rye; Robert J. (Lola) Baker, Westcliffe; and Elizabeth L. (Alan) Osmanski, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary and prayer service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 1989, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Norman Bouchard of St. Joseph Church, Blende, officiating. Interment, Rosita Cemetery, Westcliffe.

Baker, Minnie (Daughter of)
Daughter of Minnie Baker - Yampa Leader - August 18, 1911 - The 5-year-old daughter of Mrs. Minnie Baker fell from a moving cab in Pueblo and was killed.

Baker, Mr.
Mr. Baker – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 11, 1874 – Rosita has started a graveyard, but not like most mining camps with the revolver. A young man named Baker, died at the saw-mill of Barlow & Smith a few days ago, of congestion of the bowels. His death was very sudden and unexpected.

Baker, Murl
Murl Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1999 - Murl Baker, 83, passed away March 25, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday at the Lamar Christian Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Baker, Myrtle V.
Myrtle V. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Myrtle V. Baker, late of Pueblo, died Monday, Jan. 12, 19 87, at a local care center. Survived by , children, Jaunia Hopkins, John (Myrna) Baker, Linda (Loren) Myers, Robert (Nancy) Owen, David (Diane) Owen, all of Pueblo; Delores (Jewel) Martin, Jr., of Arvada, Beverly Crane, of Canon City, and Marsha (Robert) Rutledge, of Paisley, Ore. Also survived by sister, May Sumrall, of Pueblo; brother, Burl Karr, of Santa Paula, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Baker was born Sept 5, 1902, in Piedmont, Kan. She was a Pueblo resident since 1920. Preceded hi death by husband, Otis R. Baker, May, 1974, daughter, Joan Owen, and one grandson, Loren Myer Jr. Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Philip Green Jr. officiating. Interment Imperial. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Boys Ranch through the funeral home office. Family, may be contacted at 1210 E. Fifth. Public viewing after the service.

Baker, Phyllis F.
Phyllis F. (Berumen) Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1998 - Phyllis F. (Berumen) Baker passed away March 28, 1998, after a brief illness. Survived by husband, John Baker; daughter, Isabel (Steve) Martinez; son, John (Jean) Berumen of Pueblo; stepdaughter, Joanne Stueve of Sunset, Utah; grandchildren, Steve (Pat) Martinez, Ronnie Joe Martinez, Jennifer (Jason) Gutierrez, Jessica Berumen, Courtney Stueve and John Stueve; and eight great-grandchildren; brother, Jess (Carol) Olivas; and brothers-in-law, Tony (Marie) Berumen, Bob (Tillie) Navarro, and Vince (Nancy) Baker. Predeceased by husband, Jess Berumen; father, Juan Olivas; mother Rose Olivas; brothers, Ross Olivas and Tony Olivas; sisters, Carmen Hijar and Irene Sisneros. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 1998, George McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, 401 Broadway. Funeral, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 1998, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight.

Baker, R. Pearl
R. Pearl Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - R. Pearl Baker, 87, was called home to be with the Lord on Aug. 21, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 6, 1913, to Edwin and Myrtle Smith in Logan County, Kan. Pearl was the eldest of 12 children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Samuel E. Baker; sons, Donald (Cathy) Baker and C.E. "Chuck" Baker; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter; brothers, Ellis, Aubrey, Edwin Jr., Charles, David and Arthur Smith; sisters, Sarah Cates and Agnes Peek. She is survived by her sisters, Zelma Yalotz and Elva (Frank) Bensik of Pueblo, and Bernice Haney of Florida; a daughter, Phyllis (Sidney) Housh; and sons, Sam Jr. and Harold (Lane) Baker, all of Pueblo, to cherish her memory. She has 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. She has been a member of Temple Baptist Church for more than 35 years. Pearl will be sadly missed and will always be remembered for the kindness, strength, unconditional love and devotion she gave to her family. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Baker, Ralph Arnold
Ralph Arnold Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 2001 - Ralph Arnold Baker, 82, passed away June 7, 2001, at the Veterans Medical Center in Denver. Survived by his wife, Janis Baker, of the family home in Pueblo; daughter, Nancy Baker of Pueblo; siblings, Verlon Teal of Haines City, Fla., Clara Tillman, Florrie Williams and Kenneth Baker, all of Ozark, Ala., Hubert Baker and Ruth Glenn, both of Haines City, Fla.; grandchildren, Sonny Gamble, Kyle Stotler, Tanya Trujillo and Paul Trujillo; great-grandson, Tony Lara Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Ida Victoria (nee Carter) and Len Cleveland Baker; sisters, Dolly Nappon and Sybil Ballance; and brother, James Edward Baker. Ralph was born April 24, 1919, in Ariton, Ala. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a cook for the Veterans Administration. Ralph was a member of Evergreen Church in Ariton, Ala., and the American Legion. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 7 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, 3804 Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Patrick Lockhart officiating. Military rites by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lynn Gardens Baptist Altar Fund through the funeral home.

Baker, Raymond
Raymond "Max" Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1999 - Raymond "Max" Baker passed away March 22, 1999, in Pueblo. Raymond was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Forrest City, Mo., to Oscar and Delia Baker and moved to the Pueblo area with his family in 1914. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was employed as a cement finisher in this area for many years before retiring in 1974. Mr. Baker is survived by his children, James (Carol) Baker of Arkansas, Raymond Baker Jr. and Maxine (Dick) McQueary, both of Utah-a brother, Glenn (Thelma) Baker of New Mexico- as well as numerous grandchildren. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory

Baker, Robbie C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Robbie C. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1998 - Mrs. Robbie C. Baker, 85, formerly of Granada, Colo., departed this life May 14, 1998, at Eden, N.C. Graveside funeral services and burial, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at the Holly Cemetery, Holly. Visitation from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Holly. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly Nursing Care Center.

Baker, Sandra
Sandra Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Sandra "San-Dee" Baker, 58, passed away Jan. 10, 2006. Survived by her mother, Margaret Sabo; three children, Robert (Tonya) Baker, Katrina (Chuck) Belvin, Laura (Robert) Greenwood; grandchildren, Erik Crawford, Shane and Carl DeGolier, Robbie Greenwood and David Baker; former husband of 27 years, Dave Baker; special longtime friends, Clara, Sandy, Manuel and Velma and their families; and numerous other family members. Preceded in death by her father, Ernest; brother, Donald Sabo; and dogs, Sheba and Angel, her life-long companions. San-Dee had many hobbies including collecting Elvis memorabilia, photography and keeping in touch with her pen pals. A special thanks to Parkview's ICU, University Park Care Center, Belmont Dialysis, and Dr. "O" Chike Onyejekwe for their care of our mother. Visitation, 9 a.m. Saturday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Laura and Robert Greenwood following the interment.

Baker, Sandra Nadine
Sandra Nadine Baker (Arrowood) - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2006 - Sandra Nadine Baker (Arrowood), 68, formerly of Pueblo, passed away June 23, 2006, in Denver, Colo. Survivors include two sisters, Gail Arrowood and Sarah Lynn Ruddell; two nephews, John Orr and Sean Holt. She also leaves behind her beloved cat, Shelby. Sandra's wishes were for cremation; no services will be held.

Baker, Stella Mary
Stella Mary Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1995 - Stella Mary Baker, 82, Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 17. Survived by two children, Bill Baker, Limon, Colo., and Frank Baker, Cedarville, Calif. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment Rosita Cemetery, Westcliffe. Huerfano World - January 26, 1995 - Stella Mary Baker, 82, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 17, 1995, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Mar. 4, 1912, in Westcliffe, she and her husband ranched in the Gardner and Redwing area for many years. Mrs. Baker moved to Walsenburg following her husband's death in 1980. She was a member of St. Mary Church, the Tabernacle Society, Huerfano Hospital Auxiliary, Prairie Rangers, River Round Up and Cowbelles. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in Rosita Cemetery in Westcliffe.

Baker, Vincent T.
Vincent T. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2001 - Vincent T. Baker, age 88, born March 6, 1913, passed away Nov. 21, 2001. Vince is survived by his loving wife, Nancy K. Baker, of the family home; three daughters, Nancy B. (John) Thorpe of Nashville, Tenn.; Janis L. Lloyd of Pueblo and Carolyn (Mitch) Carlson of Austin, Texas. He has three grandsons, Steven B. Stroman of Nashville, Tenn., Justin N. (Jill) Lloyd of Denver, Jay T. (Tonya) Stroman and his children, Allie Baker Stroman and Holly Beck Stroman, all of Macon, Ga. Preceded in death by J. Lucille "Dolly" Baker and John O. Holden III. Vince spent a lifetime in the automobile industry. He was general manager of Vince Baker Motors, Inc., president of Modern Trailer Sales, general manager of a GM distributorship and a director of Western Acceptance Corporation here in Pueblo. While general manager of the GM distributorship, he was responsible for 32 automobile agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Of the many career experiences Vince had, his most rewarding was that of developing and delivering sales training and motivational programs for the automobile industry. He traveled both domestically and internationally delivering these programs. He was a contributing writer to Motor Magazine for eight years. His sales programs were not only utilized in the automobile industry, but were also employed by the Mobile Home Manufacturing Association. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand Ave., with the Rev. Father Ephraim Radner officiating. Luncheon immediately following the service at the Pueblo Country Club. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Monkey Mountain Restoration Project or the Carousel Committee, c/o the funeral home.

Baker, Walter A.
Walter A. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1982 -Walter A. Baker, Pueblo County resident since 1945, late of Boone, passed away Nov. 9, 1982. Mr. Baker was preceded in death by wife, Lida Mae Baker, 1976; daughter, Loretta Black, 1963; and son, Ellsworth Baker, 1973. He is survived by daughter, Mrs. Mary Wilson, Walsenburg; son, Allen Baker, Olney Springs; two half-brothers, Bob Baker, Westcliffe, and D.J. Baker, Rye; half-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Osmanski, Pueblo; step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 10 a. m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. John Espen of Walsenburg officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 2316 Balboa. Mr. Baker will lie in state from noon Wednesday until service time.

Baker, Worth
Worth Baker - Huerfano World - October 8, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1938: Dr. Earl Lee died in Denver and Worth Baker died in Cortez.

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