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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Balderrama, Alejandro
Alejandro "Alex" Balderrama - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2005 - Alejandro "Alex" Balderrama, 45, lifetime Puebloan born March 24, 1959, passed away Jan. 6, 2005, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Alejandro was a LPN at Extended Care of Pueblo. His love for those under his care was evident by each of his clients. He also loved animals and had at the time of his death, 11 dogs and 13 cats. To him, every creature was God-given and to be cared for. Alejandro is preceded in death by father, Jose Balderrama; grandmother, Juanita Ramirez. Survived by his beloved, Justa Rufina Ramirez; five aunts, Luz (Fidencio) Martinez, Francisca (Enrique) Saldana, Cecilia (Eulalio) Molina, Consuelo (Luis) Garcia, Jesus Ochoa; one uncle, Genaro (Maria) Ramirez; numerous cousins to include, Felicia Pino, Rosa (Rudy) Molina; special friend, Petra Gonzales de McCulley; other relatives and friends and his co-workers of Extended Care Nursing Facility. Both services St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m., followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Baldonado, Frederica
Frederica "Freida" Baldonado - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Frederica "Freida" Baldonado, 73, of Pueblo, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on April 19, 2000. She was born July 26, 1926, in El Rito, N.M. She was an active member of the Southwest Church of Christ, where she enjoyed working at Thursday School Day Care. Her husband of 43 years, Luis, and her daughter, Susan Baldonado, preceded Mrs. Baldonado in death in 1990. She is survived by her loving family, including children, Robert (Shauna) Baldonado, Larry (Gloria) Baldonado, Wilfred (Gloria) Baldonado, Tom (Gloria) Baldonado, Martha (Tom) Archuleta, Raymond Baldonado, Lucille Gallegos, Randy (Virginia) Baldonado, Janet Baldonado, Teresa (Jose) Romero and Evan Baldonado; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2 until 7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Southwest Church of Christ. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Baldonado, Gregory
Gregory Baldonado – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 27, 1873 – Tragedy in Bent County. – We condense the following from the Las Animas Leader: About two weeks ago Gregory Baldonado shot Calistro Rocha, who died from the wound a day or two afterward. Baldonado was arrested, first on the charge of assault with intent to kill and then for the crime of murder, and on examination for the last charge was dismissed. He was then arrested again for manslaughter, a change of venue was demanded and granted, and after trial he was discharged. After his second release, while charges were being drawn up to rearrest him, upon the advice of his council he left the court room and ran toward the river. He was pursued by the constable and ordered to stop, and failing to do so, was shot by the officer as he was crossing the river, and died from the effect of this wound a short time after. An inquest was held on his remains, and the officer exonerated from all guilt in causing his death. Both of the men who lost their lives were Mexicans.

Baldonado, Janet Marie
Janet Marie Baldonado - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2006 - Janet Marie Baldonado, 43, passed away June 29, 2006. She was born on Nov. 22, 1962, in Espanola, N.M. She is survived by her son, Mario Baldonado and his father, Leo Perez, both of Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis & Federica Baldonado; and sisters, Susan Baldonado & Lucille Gallegos. Ms. Baldonado is survived by 2 sisters, Theresa Romero and Martha Archuleta; and seven brothers, Robert, Larry, Wilfred, Tom, Ray, Randy and Evan. Memorial service will be held at Roselawn Chapel on Thursday July, 6, 2006 at 10 a.m. Cremation has taken place and gravesite services will be held at a later date. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Baldonado, Margarito
Margarito "Maggy" Baldonado - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Margarito "Maggy" Baldonado, 56, went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2006, after battling a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Refugio and Confe Baldonado; and brother, Ernest Perea. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; his children, Denise (Cory) Louther, Darlene Baldonado, Deanna (David Roque) Baldonado and David (Jill) Baldonado; mother- and father-in-law, Teofilo and Ida Serna; grandchildren, Jaden, Hunter, Tyler, Gabriella, Alexis and Angel; sisters, Ann (Robert) Udero y Baldonado, Rose Baldonado and Jeanette Baca; brother, David Baldonado; sister-in-law, Maryann Perea; and numerous relatives and friends. He served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the CF&I after 34 years. Maggy's lifetime enjoyment was riding his Harley Davidson with his friends, watching wrestling with his grandsons and spending time with his wife and family. Viewing, noon to 4:30 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 6 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Christ the King Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1001 Placita (Salt Creek) after interment. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Baldwin, Conley
Conley Baldwin – Yuma Pioneer – June 20, 1913 – Guard Shoots Convict – Officer Russell Falls Dead as He Shoots – Conley Baldwin, One of the La Veta Band of Bandits, Slays Prison Official to Escape Capture – La Veta, Colo. – Shot through the heart by a bullet from the revolver of Conley Baldwin, escaped convict and member of the notorious Baldwin gang of this district, John B. Russell, night captain of the guards at Canon City penitentiary, before he fell dead, sent two bullets into Baldwin's body. Baldwin died at 8:30 o'clock. The duel occurred at the Baldwin home at dawn. Russell, with Sheriff Harriman of La Veta and Deputies Harriman, R. B. Cutler, Ellis McDonald and Alexander Young, surrounded the Baldwin house and ordered Baldwin to open the door. Receiving no answer, they kicked the door open and Russell and Sheriff Harriman entered. They were met by Juanita Baldwin, Mexican wife of the outlaw, who attempted to stop them. Thrusting her out of the way, they began to search the house. The two rooms of the hovel are joined by an open door concealed behind heavy curtains. Harriman pushed the curtains aside with his rifle and Russell entered. There was a flash in the darkness and Russell's knees sagged for an instant. Then his left arm went around Harriman's shoulders and he pulled the trigger of his revolver twice, firing in the direction of the flash from the bandit's gun. “I guess I'm done for,” Russell said, and fell dead at Harriman's feet. Baldwin staggered out into the light. “For God's sake don't shoot again; you have blown me in two,” he screamed, and fell by the officer's side. Conley is one of four brothers – Conley, Robert, Willard and Harold, who, headed by their father, “Peg Leg” Baldwin, have terrorized Huerfano county for a number of years. The father and four sons were arrested in La Veta in January, 1912, charged with robbing freight cars. Two weeks later the entire family was found guilty and sentenced. Conley Baldwin was working with the road gang when he escaped last summer. According to the 92-year-old grandmother of Conley Baldwin, he has visited La Veta several times, walking through the streets at night in women's clothes. Russell went to Canon City four years ago with Warden Tynan. His home was in Lamar, where he was city marshal. Two months ago he married Miss Anna Cooper of Canon City. They had returned from their honeymoon but a short time ago. Memorial to Fallen Officers – The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Cańon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: John B. Russell – June 19, 1913 – Night Captain John B. Russell was killed on June 19, 1913, at a cabin on the outskirts of La Veta, Colorado, by escaped convict, Conway Baldwin. Capt. Russell had been sent to La Veta to capture and bring Baldwin back to the penitentiary. In an exchange of gunfire, both the escapee and Captain Russell were killed. Captain Russell had formerly been the marshal at Lamar and was hired by Warden Tynan to assume the important position in Canon City. Warden Tynan said of Russell: "His friendly disposition and clean, manly qualities of heart and mind endeared him to me. He was a fearless and undaunted officer and was unerring in his duty. He was one of my best men." Sadly, only four weeks earlier, Captain Russell married Anna Mary Cooper. She said upon hearing the news of her groom's death, "John and I have been married such a short time and we were so happy together. It does not seem right that this should happen so soon."

Baldwin, Daniel C.
Daniel C. Baldwin - Garden City Telegram - January 14, 2002 - Garden City, KS - Funeral for Daniel C. "Danny" Baldwin, 85, was 10 a.m. Friday at Stonewall Community Church, Stonewall, Colo., with Gary Williams and Richard Crow officiating. Graveside service followed in Stonewall Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. Born in Garden City on Jan. 22, 1916, he was the son of Junis and Inez (Hibbard) Baldwin. On Jan. 21, 1935, he married Maxine Stone at Garden City and they farmed north of town. Mr. Baldwin enjoyed aviation and flying, loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed carpentry work. He is survived by his wife; a sister, Alice Jones, Lamar, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. Comi Funeral Home Chapel, Trinidad, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.

Baldwin, Dianne
Dianne Baldwin - Huerfano World Journal - March 27, 2008 - Dianne Baldwin, business owner, patron of the arts and Grande Dame of Cuchara, passed away in Pine Island, Florida on Thursday, March 20 after a long battle with cancer. “Mom was clearheaded and alert the entire time,” said her daughter Louise. “She died very peacefully with her family around her.” The Baldwins first bought property in Cuchara in 1967, and moved from Oklahoma in 1968. Dianne, along with her husband Dave, owned the Dog Bar saloon and the Cuchara Country Store, liquor store, and gift shop. They sold their commercial property last year. In October, 2007, the Baldwins were honored by the joint Chambers of Commerce as Citizens of the Year. Dianne was instrumental in starting the annual 4th of July parade through Cuchara in 1968, which quickly became the single biggest event the village holds. Dianne was always at the lead of the parade, dressed as an Indian Chief, with a raucous band following her. She is survived by her husband, her sons Brent and Dan and daughters Louise and Larissa. A memorial service will be held in Cuchara on July 3 at the Cuchara Chapel.

Baldwin, Ethel I.
Ethel I. Baldwin - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 14, 1995 - Ethel I. Baldwin, 81, who retired as a nurse from St. Francis Hospital, died Dec. 12, 1995, at her home in Colorado Springs. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home's Cascade Chapel. Mrs. Baldwin was born March 8, 1914, in Ontario, Canada, to James and Sarah Dewhirst. She was married May 24, 1946, in Denver to Stanley S. Baldwin, who is deceased. She is survived by two daughters, Charlene Shrum of Rocklin, Calif., and Lyndy Holzwarth of Pueblo; two brothers, Bob Dewhirst of North Carolina and Bud Dewhirst of California; three granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter. Mrs. Baldwin attended nursing school in Detroit. She had been a Colorado Springs resident since 1946 and enjoyed china painting. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs 80907.

Baldwin, Georgia
Georgia Baldwin - Huerfano World - June 1, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1928: Sixteen-year-old Georgia Baldwin was killed in an auto accident. [Editor's Note: Georgia Baldwin passed away May 30, 1928. Obituary can be found in World Independent, June 1, 1928, Page 1, and Walsenburg World, June 4, 1928, Page 1.]

Baldwin, Harley B.
Harley B. Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1986 - Harley B. Baldwin passed away at a local hospital, Saturday, May 10, 1986. Survived by his wife, Inez Baldwin of the family home; children, Dee Wilson, Denver, Sherran (William) Gradishar, Pueblo, Elizabeth (David) Meyer, Pueblo West, Earl Stauffer, Farmington, N.M.; grandchildren, Eugene (Kay) Wilson, Thornton, Esther (Robert) Mabry, Dale City, Va., Ben (Cindy) Gradishar, Pueblo, Lisa and Jill Meyer, Pueblo West; great-grandchildren, Chad and Cyndee Wilson, Andy and Robin Mabry; sisters, Iva (Harry) Mason, Maquon, Ill., Elsie (Wayne) Davis, Hindsville, Ark., Betty (Everett) Eikermann, Pueblo; nephews, Thomas Miller, Pueblo, Alvin Baldwin, Arkansas, Don Weldon, Thornton; nieces, Arleta Bond, Pueblo, Jean Campbell, Canon City, Barbara Rivers and numerous other nieces and nephews. Born June 12, 1917, near Sharon, Okla., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as a bricklayer for CF&I Steel Corp. in 1979. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 145. Harley and Inez were married on May 18, 1972. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Pumphrey officiating. Eagles service and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Baldwin will lie in state until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church Building Fund. There will be a dinner at the church following the service. The family may be contacted at the family home and at 601 Pitkin.

Baldwin, Inez E.
Inez E. Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1986 - Inez E. Baldwin passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 1986. Survived by her children, Elizabeth (David) Meyer, Pueblo West; Earl (Janet) Stauffer, Aztec, N.M.; sister, Mrs. Lola Wheat, Camdenton, Mo.; aunts, Mrs. Luella (Felix) Roitz and Mrs. Elizabeth (George) Vaughn, both of Pueblo; cousin, Mrs. Sandy (Harvey) Hilvitz, Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Jill and Lisa Meyer, Pueblo West. Born Dec. 12, 1918, in Fall City, Neb., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the Central Christian Church. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery with Dr. Robert W. Daniel, pastor, Central Christian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Central Christian Church Building Fund, direct or through the funeral home office.

Baldwin, K. Gerald
K. Gerald Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 1999 - K. Gerald Baldwin, 55, passed away June 2, 1999. Cremation, Montgomery &Steward Crematorium. There will be no viewing or services. [No additional information available.]

Baldwin, Mary Allene
Mary Allene Rutledge Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2006 - Mary Allene "Mimi" Rutledge Baldwin, born Dec. 19, 1906, and died Nov. 8, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham Ellsworth Rutledge and Mary Ellen Fisher Rutledge; four sisters; two brothers; and her husband, F. Leo Baldwin. Mimi is survived by two daughters, Annette (Dale) Wolfer, Castle Rock, Colo., and Charlene "Punky" (Jerry) Robbe, Wetmore, Colo.; six grandchildren, Chrisann (Andy) Steurer, Gunnison, Colo., Sue (Tim) Himes, Grand Junction, Colo., Michael (Lisa) Wolfer, Monument, Colo., Eric (Andie) Wolfer, Houston, Texas, Deborah Robbe, Atlanta, Ga., and Jane Robbe (Matt) Rhodes, Pueblo West, Colo. She has 11 great-grandchildren, Jeff (Angie), Katie and Brad (Jenny) Himes, Aaron and Noah Steurer, Mic, Shana, Cole and Cassidy Wolfer, and Jim and Sarah Rhodes; and one great-great-grandson, Parker Himes. Mimi held degrees from Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. She taught school for 34 years, the last 28 at Parkview Elementary in Pueblo. She was a longtime member of Ascension Episcopal Church, and belonged to Chapter CI of PEO. Memorial Service, inurnment and reception, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, Ascension Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers and food, please make memorials to Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO, 81003. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff and residents of Villa Pueblo and also to the caring staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center.

Baldwin, Minnie S.
Minnie S. Baldwin - Huerfano World - September 4, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1956: Died, Minnie S. Baldwin, 90, the home of her daughter Hazel Flock. She was born in Virginia in 1866 and married Jacob F. Baldwin in 1885 before coming to La Veta in 1890. [Editor's Note: Minnie Baldwin died August 22, 1956. Obituary can be found in World Independent, August 23, 1956, Pages 1 and 5, and World Independent, August 27, 1956, Page 8.]

Baldwin, Robert Eugene Sr.
Robert Eugene Baldwin Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2004 - Robert Eugene Baldwin Sr., 66, of Pueblo West, Colo., died Nov. 12, 2004. He was born on March 31, 1938, in San Antonio, Texas, to Frank and MadaLee (Hunt) Baldwin. Robert married Elfriede "Ellen" Adlhoch on March 22, 1960, she resides at the family home. He also is survived by one son, Robert E. Baldwin Jr. and his fiancˇ (Nel) of San Antonio, Texas; and one grandson, Robert E. Baldwin III. Robert lived in Pueblo West for nine years. He enjoyed watching TV and loved woodworking, making bird houses and Broncos' signs. Robert was a retired sergeant first class from the U.S. Army, and retired from the Department of Corrections in September 2003. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at Community of Acts Church, 84 S. Masters Drive, Pueblo West, Colo.

Baldwin, Samuel Thomas
Samuel Thomas Baldwin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1986 - Samuel Thomas Baldwin, 63, died May 17, 1986, in Albuquerque, N.M. Service, 2 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The casket will not be open at the service. Memorials may be sent to his church. Burial, Fowler Cemetery.

Balerio, Geraldine
Geraldine Balerio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2003 - Geraldine Balerio, Bellevue, Neb., born Aug. 9, 1926-Jan. 28, 2003. Preceded in death by grandson Jason Martinez. Survived by loving family, husband Ernest Balerio, Des Moines, N.M., Elaine Cisneros, Las Vegas, Nev., Sandra (Bob) Fernandez, Des Moines, NM; Cynthia (Nick) Morolis, Grace Balerio, Barbara Balerio, all of Bellevue, Neb., son Ernest Balerio and Mike (Anette) Balerio, 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Very loving mother and wife with great strength and wisdom that will be carried on by her family. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Mama. No more pain, no more tears. Viewing Feb. 2, 2-5 p.m., Rosary to follow. Both at Imperial Gardens. Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, Imperial Gardens, burial to follow.

Bales, Cecil Byron
Cecil Byron “Ted” Bales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1970 - Cecil Byron “Ted” Bales, Pueblo resident 43 years, late of 1529 Alexander Circle, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Sept. 15, 1970, following brief illness. Mr. Bales was a retired rancher. Member BPOE, Lodge 90. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Jennie Bales, of the family home; a brother, Howard Bales, Fort Collins; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services 3 p.m. Monday, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, Central Christian Church, officiating, Interment, Pueblo Memorial Gardens.

Bales, Hazel Jennie
Mrs. Hazel Jennie Bales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1994 - Mrs. Hazel Jennie Bales, Pueblo resident past 48 years late of 1529 Alexander, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Sept. 10, 1975, following brief illness. Preceded in death by husband, Cecil Byron Bales Sept 15, 1970; and daughter, Gladys Orella Smith in 1960; two brothers, Jerry Lee and Bert Lee, and sister, Mrs. Marguerite Dillon. Member, Central Christian Church, VFW Auxiliary 60, BPO Elks 90 Auxiliary; chapter member, Pueblo Saddle Club and Excelsior Saddle Club, and past president of Cootiettes. Survivors include a sister Mrs. Edith Dixon, Denver, and the following grandchildren, Robert L. Smith, Pueblo; Mrs. Betty Jean Russell, Walnut, Calif.; Mrs. Gladys Cardinal, Baldwin Park, Calif.; Gerald Edward Smith, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Katheryn Ann Panariso, Pueblo. Thirteen great-grandchildren also survive. Services 10 a.m. Friday. T.G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, pastor, Central Christian Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Balich, Eva
Eva Balich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2004 - Eva Balich, 90, passed away June 16, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nick, Nov. 22, 2003; two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her children, Donna (Ed) Sutcliffe, Rye, Colo., and Robert (Phyllis) Balich, Denver; grandchildren, Kurt Bocim, Carol Snyder, Donald (Chrissie) Balich, Cheryl Ethredge, Bonnie (Jim) Read and Sandy (Steve) Grady; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed (Lucille) Zupancic of Denver; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Eva was a member of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg and was in the Tabernacle Group of the Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, June 21, 2004, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, followed by interment at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sister Carol Tlack, Senior Outreach Program, 715 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO, 81089.

Balich, Josephine
Josephine Balich - Huerfano World - April 20, 1989 - Josephine Balich, 83, of Walsenburg, died at her home Sunday morning, Apr. 16, 1989. Mrs. Balich had been in failing health the past four years and had recently been hospitalized. Born in Goldfield, near Victor, June 4, 1905, as a young girl her family moved to Pueblo where she was reared and attended school, she came to Walsenburg when she was about 18. She married William "Jumbo" Balich Oct. 21, 1921. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Rotz, Walsenburg, an aunt and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Balich, Nick
Nick Balich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2003 - Nick Balich, 91, passed away Nov. 22, 2003. Survived by his wife, Eva Balich; children, Donna (Ed) Sutcliffe, Rye, Colo., and Robert (Phyllis) Balich, Denver; grandchildren, Kurt Bocim, Carol Snyder, Donald (Chrissie) Balich, Cheryl Ethredge, Bonnie (Jim) Read and Sandy (Steve) Grady; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Hardy, of Salt Lake City, Utah; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Balich worked as a coal miner for 50 years and upon his retirement worked for the city of Walsenburg for many years. He was a member of St. Mary Church of Walsenburg, Knights of Columbus and the United Mine Workers. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church of Walsenburg. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sister Carol Tlack, Senior Outreach Program, 715 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Balius, Lillian
Lillian Balius - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2004 - Lillian Balius, 98, born Aug. 29, 1906, in Animas City, Colo., passed away Nov. 11, 2004. Survived by nephews, Jerry (Louise) Luther, Durango, and Eugene (Linda) Luther, Silverton. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Balius. She was a member of the Veteran's Service Club and Bishop's Guild. Viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Patrick Church. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Balizan, Rita
Rita Balizan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1987 - Rita Balizan, late of 802 Palmer, passed away May 18, 1987. Mrs. Balizan was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church and retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity with 15 years' service. She is survived by her husband, Patrick Balizan, and her children, Henry (Delia) Lucero of Montana; Tony (Flora) Lucero, Pueblo West; Tim (Hediko) Lucero of California; Eileen L. Dudzinski of Colorado Springs; Josephine Karras of California; Juanita O. Castillo of California; Phyllis J. Parker of Pueblo; Rita M. Cater of California; George D. Lucero of Colorado Springs; James (Jan) Lucero of Pueblo; and Patrick Lee Lucero of California. Survived also by 32 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Wednesday at Praise Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bobby Wilson officiating. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at 802 Palmer.

Ball, Abram C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Abram C. Ball - The Huntsville Daily Times - January 16, 1930 - At Pueblo, Colo., Mrs. Abram C. Ball died from a fractured skull incurred when she was struck by an automobile that skidded at an icy street intersection.

Ball, Charles William
Charles William Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1942 - Charles William Ball at hospital, Thursday, Dec. 17. Husband of Mrs. Minerva Ball; father of Harry Glenn Ball, Mrs. Hallie May Van Sickle, and Lola Irene Mundell. Member of the I.O.O.F.

Ball, Douglas S.
Douglas S. Ball - Denver Rocky Mountain News - September 03, 1999 - Douglas S. Ball, 79, of Walsenburg died Aug. 26 in Pueblo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Mr. Ball was born in Cheyenne on March 5, 1920. He married Caroline Schmidt, 1943. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was an oil and gas consultant for Ball Associates. He was a member of AAPG. Survivors include his wife; son Richard of Denver and Michael of Longmont; daughter Anna Smith of Denver; sister Jean Kosloff of Israel; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren.

Ball, Fred
Fred Ball - Yampa Leader - September 2, 1905 - Fred Ball, a man of German descent about 55 years of age was found dead beside the road near Toponas by Lee Combs, who was on his way in from Florence. Mr. Ball was a prospector and owned some property near Pueblo. Sunday evening after he had settled all his bills he was talking with a friend here and said that he had not been feeling well for a few days, that his heart seemed to bother him, and he believed he would go over to Hot Sulphur. As he could not stand the heat he got up early and started on foot, and, when found, had apparently been sitting on a rock to rest, when he was stricken with heart failure. He was found a few minutes after his death and brought to town. An inquest and autopsy were held and it was found that his death was caused by heart failure. Undertaker W. K. Barbor of Steamboat came up and took charge of the body which was laid to rest in the Yampa cemetery Tuesday.

Ball, L. M.
L. M. Ball - Denver Post - January 13, 1895 - Dead In His Cell - L. M. Ball Hangs Himself in a Pueblo Jail - Pueblo, Colo., Jan.12, 1895--(Special)--L. M. Ball hanged himself in the county jail this morning with a dog chain.  He was accused of stealing from his employer N. Dunning.  He originally came from Wisconsin, and formerly lived at 1043 S. Lincoln Av., Denver.

Ball, Leta May
Leta May Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1986 - Leta May Ball, a Pueblo resident since 1980, late of 19 Cambridge, passed away March 5, 1986. Mrs. Ball was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elroy S. Ball, in 1971. Survivors include a brother, Forrest A. (Wilma) Luke, 2015 Elmwood Lane, and a sister, Hazel Shroyer, Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service and interment will be under the direction of Utter-McKinley Mortuaries in Los Angeles, Calif. There will be a memorial service in Pueblo with time and place to be announced later. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church in her name. Mrs. Ball will lie in state Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. The family may be contacted at 2015 Elmwood Lane.

Ball, Rella M.
Rella M. Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1987 - Rella M. Ball, a Pueblo resident since 1944, passed away Feb. 23, 1987, in Canon City. Mrs. Ball is survived by a daughter, Neva (Andy) Trask, and a son, Bud (Fern) Ball, both of Pueblo; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Ashbrook of Pueblo and Edna Deffenbach of Ranson, Kan.; two brothers, Forrest F. (Mabel) Anderson of Canon City and Harlan (Mildred) Anderson of McCracken, Kan.; two sisters-in-law, Emma Anderson of Canon City and Emma Mae Anderson of Brownell, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell M. Ball, in 1979. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1987, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Roy Spannagel of the First Southern Baptist Church officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to their favorite charity. The family may be contacted at 1802 Eden or 1526 E. Fifth St.

Ball, Urita D.
Urita D. Ball – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The funeral of Mrs. Urita D. Ball took place at 10:30 o'clock Monday, October 4, at The Davis Mortuary. Rev. T. C. Collister officiated. Mrs. R. W. Keator, accompanied by Mrs. P. K. Brown, sang “Abide With Me,” “Home of the Soul,” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” The pallbearers were: J. M. French, W. L. Frala, C. W. Lee, O. C. Berger, J. G. May and L. R. Leonard. Interment Mountain View.

Ball, Viola H.
Viola H. Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1987 - Viola H. Ball, June 13, 1987, 123 Routt. Wife of Alan Ball, who passed away in 1949. Mother of Nancy (James) Hale and Yvonne Schultz of Pueblo. Preceded in death by a son, Arthur Ball, in 1968. Also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Service, St. Peter the Apostle, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Ball, Virginia
Virginia "Peggy" Ball - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1998 - Virginia "Peggy" Ball, was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Leoti, Kan., and passed away Nov. 8, 1998, in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Whaley and Ethel Schultz. She was born in Leoti, Kan., and came to Colorado with her family at three years of age in a covered wagon. She was a lifelong Pueblo resident and managed the record department at Martin Music for more than 20 years before retiring. She is survived by her nieces, Arlene McDowell of Pueblo, Shirley Washington, Alamosa, Darlene Currie of Los Angeles, Calif., and Linda Seidel of Tucson, Ariz.- her nephew, Robert Whaley of Malta, Mont.- as well as by many great-nieces and nephews up to five generations. She was a member of Park Hill Christian Church. Viewing hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 602 Lake Ave. following the interment.

Ballage, Alfred
Alfred Ballage - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Alfred Ballage, 2611 Hollywood, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 22, 1986. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Ballage, Othell
Othell Ballage - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2003 - Othell Ballage, Sept. 21, 2003, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, went home to be with the Lord. Othell was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Needville, Texas, to Dude and Minnie Ballage. He was the younger of two sons. His older brother, Willie B. Ballage, preceded him in death in 1979 in Houston, Texas. His mother passed in 1991, and his father in 1993, both in Pueblo. Othell was saved at an early age and became a member of Sweet Home Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, where his uncle, the Rev. Luther Holland, was pastor for 15 years. He attended Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. In 1949, he attended Houston Tillotson College, where he met and married his first wife, Elma J. Johnson. During their marriage of 30 years, they had nine children. In 1979, the Lord took his dear wife home, and in 1990, their beloved daughter, Margie Ozell Hartfield. Othell also lost his grandsons, Marcus Christian Ballage, before he had even turned the tender age of 2 years, in May of this year, and Ronald Hartfield, only a few months old, in 1970. Othell served in the U.S. Army for better than 24 years. Nicknamed "the Bear," he earned the highest warrant officer rank of chief warrant officer four. As Sergeant Ballage, he served during the Korean Conflict, and Chief Ballage served in Vietnam twice. As an army officer, he earned two presidential awards, the Bronze Star for valor and the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding performance. Before retiring from the military in 1975, he also earned three Army Commendation Medals from the secretary of the army. He also served in Germany on three different occasions as well as Fort Polk, La. He did a second tour in Korea in the 60s. His primary and home base had been Fort Hood, Texas. His final duty station was the Pueblo Army Depot, where he moved his family in 1971 and later retired in 1975. After having relocated to Pueblo, Othell became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. In 1985, he married again, this time to Augusta Denise Cage. Their union brought together a family of 12 children. Meanwhile, after retiring from the military, Othell became a job developer for the Pueblo Manpower Commission and worked in that capacity for 17 years. He continued with his education, earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Maryland in 1982. He received his master's degree in management from Pacific Western University in 1996. In 1948, Othell was raised as a Master Mason in Austin, Texas, and raised again in 1996 as part of the William K. Wooden Grand Master's Class. At the time of his passing, he was a Past Master in the Eureka Lodge No. 2 in Pueblo. He was a Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret in the Pikes Peak Consistory No. 81. Within that unit, he was in the Adonia Lodge of Perfection and held the office of Hiram of Tyre, deputy Grand Master. He was a noble in the Kadesia Temple No. 135 and was the Oriental Guide. He also served as Past Associate Patriot of the Eastern Star No. 5 as well as a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Othell was an active community leader and held various positions in the Pueblo civic community. He served as chairman of the Human Relations Commission and the president of the Pueblo Chapter of the NAACP. He also served on the Governor's Task Force on Drunk Driving, the Colorado Black Caucus, the Pueblo African American Council, the Colorado University Athletic Club and several other organizations. Most importantly, Othell had been a very loving husband and the proud elder of a literal tribe of progeny. He leaves behind hundreds of friends in Colorado and Texas and around the world. We shall always love him and miss him. Othell leaves to cherish his memory, beloved wife, Augusta D. Ballage; children, Ken and LaBerta Ballage, Kay Baylor and Othell Ballage Jr., all of Austin, Texas, Beverly Ballage of Pueblo, Colo., Minnie Ballage and Howard Ballage, both of Denver, Colo., Reginald and LaVonda Ballage of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patrick and Michelle Ballage of Tampa, Fla.; stepchildren, Melanie and Van Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Monica Hawkins, Marilyn Barnett and Norman Barnett, all of Denver, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. The Ballage family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for their loving care given to Othell. A special thanks also to Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald, Dr. Kern Low and care given by Chuck Bennett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SRDA of Pueblo, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, PACCO Scholarship Fund. Rose Croix Service, 7 p.m. Thursday at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. F.L. Chandler, officiating. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens by Fort Carson Honor Guard.

Ballantyne, Ruby Lee
Ruby Lee Ballantyne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2001 - Ruby Lee Ballantyne passed away unexpectedly June 19 in St. Mary- Corwin hospital. Mother of John Lee (Diane) of Union Bridge, MD; Glenn (Marcee) of Pueblo; Ray (Lisa) of Vancouver, WA; and grandmother of Mark, Paul, Amy and Dan. Great grandmother of Garrett. She is survived by all of them. Her husband, John Ballantyne of Ballantyne Trucking passed away in 1978 and her sister, Louette Scarbrough in 1996. Ruby Lee graduated from the School of Journalism at Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas. She later earned a private pilot's license and flew with the Women Air Service Pilots (WASP) at Sweetwater, Texas during World War II. After moving to Pueblo in 1946, with her husband, she was a copy writer for radio station KGHF and later taught English and Journalism at Keating Junior High School during the 1960Õs. Ruby Lee wrote children's stories for religious publications and general articles for various magazines. Ruby Lee wrote for video productions and television commercials. In 1991 she was chosen as Merit Mother by the Colorado American Mothers, Inc. Mrs. Ballantyne was a member of the Ninety-Nine Women Pilot Club, Chapter BT of PEO, Ruhamah Temple No. 71 of the Daughters of the Nile, American Association of University Women, and served several years on the Board of Colorado Christian Home for emotionally disturbed children. Ruby Lee spearheaded six large fund raising events for the children in the treatment facility. After retirement, Ruby Lee gave her services to her church, Central Christian, serving as an Elder, Board Member, organizer of the Traveling Christians and editor of the newsletter. She was honored with the title of elder emeritus. Services at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., 2:30p.m., Friday. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

Ballard, Harold E.
Harold E. Ballard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1987 - Harold E. Ballard passed away Oct. 10, 1987. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at the Lents Funeral Home in Wayne, Mich.

Ballard, Matthew Lale
Matthew Lale Ballard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1997 - Matthew Lale Ballard, 21, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, in Breckenridge. Beloved son of David and Marla Tunnell and Matt Ballard. Also survived by grandparents, Jerry and Corrine Ragan, Hugo- Poe and Marie Ballard, Springfield, Ann Marie Patton, San Diego, Calif. - sisters, Angie and Shawna Ballard, Lake Erie, Pa. s will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, following cremation at Rich Funeral Home in Springfield. May he stay forever young.

Ballard, Ophir James
Ophir James Ballard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2001 - Age 78, passed away Aug. 23, 2001, in Las Animas, Colo. Ophir was preceded in death by his wife, Velma R. Ballard, in 1984; and daughter, Rhoda Ballard, in 1955. He is survived by eight children, Frances Mary Boley, Chattanooga, Tenn., Ophir James (Beverly) Ballard Jr., Cedar City, Utah, Marcia (Thomas) Rice, Alamosa, Colo., Joan (Tom) DeLong, Tangent, Ore., Sherrill Ann (Harvey) Coberley, Agusta, Kan., Richard (Becky) Ballard, Las Animas, Colo., Michael (Linda) Ballard, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mark (Cynthia) Ballard, Derry, N.H. Also survived by 32 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret and Ruth; and stepbrothers and sisters. Ophir was a veteran of the Army during World War II where he received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and a member of Faith Baptist Church. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1984. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Monday, 1 p.m., First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Fort Carson Committal Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the family for his children's vision trip to China.

Ballas, Bernard J.
Bernard J. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2001 - Bernard J. Ballas, 84 years young, joined his heavenly family Nov. 3, 2001. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 27, 1917. Bernie left Pueblo when he joined the Army in 1941. He made his home in California after the war, where he met his wife Gladys, and raised his five children, Howard, Geri, Diane, Berna and Leslie. Bernie retired from Shell Oil in 1978. He will be sadly missed by his surviving children, Diane (Frank) Iazzetta and Leslie (Keith) Mullally; grandchildren, Jeremy McMillan, Bill Ballas, Haley Stickler, Ashley Ballas and Kelynn Mullally. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Linda Faye Ballas; son-in-law, Don McMillan; sister, Cecilia "Sis" Hund; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bernie was loved by numerous people and will be sorely missed by his many friends and relatives. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, Roselawn Chapel. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, Our Lady of the Meadows. Interment to follow at Roselawn. God love ya Bernie!

Ballas, John H.
John H. "Mr. B" Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - John H. "Mr. B" Ballas, 83, joined his loving wife, Nellie Ballas, on Jan. 17, 2004. Survived by his sister-in-law, Janet Ballas; and long-time friend, employee and caregiver, Donna Williams; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, former employees and customers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Restoration Fund, the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center, or the Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Chapter Southern Colorado, through the funeral home office. Special thanks to Dr. Gail Burchett and the staff of Sharmar Village Care Center for all their care and kindness. John wanted the public to known how much he loved people and the community of Pueblo. Mr. "B" requested no service and asked that he be remembered by the following poem: I'm Free Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me, I took His hand when I heard Him call. I could not stay another day. To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void; Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me; God wants me now, He set me free. - Author Unknown

Ballas, Lorine Ann
Lorine Ann Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2000 - Lorine Ann Ballas, 92, passed away Feb. 19, 2000. She was born July 13, 1907, in Pueblo to Pete and Sadie Spiess. After graduation from National Business College, Mrs. Ballas was employed for several years by Stanley Steamer Automobile Company, and later by National Broom Company, as a stenographer and secretary. She was the beloved mother of sons Jack (Marjorie) Ballas, Seattle, Wash., and Thomas (Frankie) Ballas, Pueblo. She is survived as well by seven grandchildren, Jessi Ballas, Michael (Shaunna) Ballas, Michele (Lance) Leonard, Lori (Jay) Pittenger, Dale (Angie) Ballas, David Ballas and Gary (Angie) Ballas. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Alma Mulholland, of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Ballas, and six brothers and sisters. Lorine enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., both at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 47 Portero Drive after the funeral service.

Ballas, Mary V.
Mary V. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2004 - Mary V. Ballas, 87, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Vincent F. Ballas. Survived by her children, Virginia (Larry) Williams, Ralph (Barbara) Ballas, Charlotte (Andy) Smithour; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ballas, Rose A.
Rose A. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2005 - Rose A. Ballas, 92, born April 20, 1913, passed away April 21, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred S. Ballas; parents, John and Rose Levstik; and brothers, John and Henry Levstik. Survived by her sisters, Anna Garnhart, Edith Ovechka, Virginia (Evan) Perryman and Evelyn (Thayne) Mitchell; special niece, Carol A. (Paul) Cochran; sister-in-law, Marguerite Levstik; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She worked at Crews-Beggs and Joslins for 30 years, retiring in 1974. The family will receive family and friends at the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ballas, Thomas C.
Thomas C. Ballas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2006 - Thomas C. Ballas, 62, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Frankie Ballas; and his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Andy Nash. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Lorine Ballas. Tom was a 1963 graduate of Pueblo Catholic High School and Southern Colorado State College. He served proudly as a military policeman in the United States Army with the rank of Sergeant E-5. He was employed at the CF&I in the main electric shop, where he earned a four-year apprenticeship as an electrician armature winder. He also worked for Rocky Mountain Steel and Davis Wire as an electrical maintenance technician. Tom was a most devoted, caring and loving husband and father who was always there for his family. He was strong, kind and willing to help anyone he could. He loved the outdoors, especially the mountains and loved spending time there with his family and friends. He lived every day with a wonderful attitude about life itself and everyone around him. We love him and will always miss him. The family will greet friends, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2006, St. Aloysius Church, Rye, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2006, St. Patrick Church, Pueblo, Colo. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2006 - Thomas C. Ballas. Also survived by his brother, Jack (Marge) Ballas; mother and father-in-law, Ange and Frank Pantleo; brother-in-law, Phil Pantleo; and six nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, St. Aloysius Church, Rye, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church, Pueblo, Colo. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ballejo, Amado G.
Amado G. Ballejo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2002 - Age 73, a retired crane operator for the former Pueblo Army Depot, retiring in 1983 with 32 years of service. Departed this life Jan. 26, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Mr. Ballejo was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Bridges, Mont. To family and friends he was known as "Boogie" and Joe. He was a very resourceful person who loved doing things with his grandchildren. He liked watching cowboy movies and cartoons. He also enjoyed yard work and gardening. Predeceased by his parents, Jesus Espinoza and Mary Aragon; brother, Cruz Madrigal; granddaughter, Kimberly Grinstead; uncle, Ben Garcia. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dora Martinez Ballejo; children, Dolores Ballejo, David (Lori) Ballejo, Vicki (Carl) Esquilin, Angelo (Pearl) Ballejo, Nancy Ballejo and Connie (Ramon) Esquilin; the grandson he raised, Alexander Ballejo; plus 16 other grandchildren; one great-grandson; six brothers; four sisters; three uncles; two aunts; godchild, John Tessler; and his pets; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002. Both services at St. Leander Catholic Church. Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2009 E. Eighth St.

Ballero, Valentine
Valentine Ballero – Bayfield Blade – December 31, 1915 – Woman Held When Mexican Dies – Pueblo – Valentine Ballero, 25, a Mexican, died in a rooming house at 1123 East Abriendo Avenue as the result of a gunshot wound. With him in the room at the time the shot was fired was Victoria Janez, whose husband is a steel worker. The woman says Ballero committed suicide. She was taken into custody, however, and is being held for investigation. Nick Prieto, 19, also was arrested and is being held in connection with the affair.

Balles, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Balles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1987 - Dorothy L. Balles, 36, passed away Nov. 8, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She is survived by her husband Louis A. Leyba; one daughter, Bernadette Louise Balles Leyba; parents, Joe M. and Celia E. Garcia; six sisters; and two brothers, Elizabeth Chavez of Denver, Jose (Cathy) Garcia Jr. of California, Frank (Mary) Garcia of Pueblo, Mary Sena of Ionia, Mich., Lorella (Leo) Martinez of Avondale, Jo Ann (Dan) Phipps of Pueblo, Marie Garcia of Denver and Gertrude (Richard) Espinoza of California. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Richard Balles, in 1981. She was born on Feb. 6, 1951, in Las Vegas, N.M., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Visitation from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. today at St. Leander Church, with Father Jim Koenigsfeld officiating. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Balles, Joseph Thomas
Joseph Thomas Balles - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2006 - Joseph Thomas Balles, of Denver. Viewing, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by graveside service at 2 p.m., all from Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

Ballew, Vera Lucille
Vera Lucille Ballew - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2003 - Vera Lucille Ballew, 79, made her spiritual transition on Feb. 22, 2003. Predeceased by parents, James and Maye Etta Roberts; and husband of 50 years, Thomas L. Ballew Jr.; sister, Frances Mutz; twin brother, Clifford Roberts; and son-in-law, Ronald Chandler. Survived by her children, Myrna Chandler, Etta Windwalker (Frank Masciantanonio), Daryl Ballew and Cheri Ballew. Grandmother of Tracy Rivas (Bart Rael), Mark Poindexter, Robert (Kenya) Ferri, Amanda Ferri, Wendy (Rick) Fern and Kristy Graham. Great-grandmother of Raven Rivas, Jered Rivas and Jocelyn Ferri. Also survived by three great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Madelyn Miles of Richland, Wash. Vera was employed for many years at Grove Drug and Potter Pharmacy. Per her request, Cremation, Almont Crematory. At a later date, her ashes will be lovingly released to an area specified by her.

Ballinger, Ida Fay
Ida Fay Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1944 - Mrs. Ida Fay Ballinger, remains to Longmont, Colo., for services and interment. (Same paper) Ida Fay Ballinger. Local hospital Sunday. Sister of Mrs. H. L. Ballinger, Fleming, Colo. Arrangements later.

Ballinger, Paskul
Paskul Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1930 - Paskul Ballinger, age 36, died Sunday at 1:30 a.m. at the D. & R. G. round house. He had lived eight miles east of Pueblo for some time. He is survived by his six children at the family home, his mother who resides in California, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Clark, of Mount Harris, Colo. Funeral announcements will be made later by the Jones mortuary.

Ballinger, Richard L.
Richard L. Ballinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2005 - Richard L. Ballinger, 51, passed away March 23, 2005, in Cripple Creek, Colo. Survived by parents, Fay and Henry Ballinger of Pueblo; sisters, Marsha Boyette and Rebecca Ballinger; brother, David (Merrill) Ballinger; nephews, Austin and Nathan Ballinger; and niece, Sherry Ballinger. Born March 10, 1954, in Fort Worth, Texas. Rick graduated from South High School, where he joined Pride City Band and competed in Drums Across the Rockies at Pueblo County High School. He worked at KFC for five years to finance his college education at SCSC (now CSU-Pueblo). After graduation, Rick moved to Cottage Grove, Ore., where he was the music director at Calvary Baptist Church. He worked at Cottage Grove High School, Bi-Mart and Lane County Oregon Sheriff's Office as store clerk to help finance his voluntary church work. He moved back to Colorado because of a terminal illness. Rick played in the Little Theater Orchestra for musical productions including "The Music Man," "Sound Of Music" and "Fiddler On The Roof." He also played in both Cottage Grove and Eugene, Ore., symphony concerts. He was an officer in the local Kiwanis Club and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore, with the Rev. Dave Grossman officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Balloga, Gino
A.E. "Gino" Balloga - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2002 - A.E. "Gino" Balloga, 46, passed away June 20, 2002. Predeceased by his father, Roy Balloga. Survived by his mother, JoAnna Alber; sister, Georgianna (Rich) Lipich; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; also, special friend, Joannie Wilton. Viewing, Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2002, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. William Salmon officiating.

Balloga, Ruby
Ruby Balloga - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2002 - Passed away unexpectedly Jan. 13, 2002. Survived by daughters, Henrietta DeSalvo, Patricia (Paul) Grosvenor; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruby enjoyed traveling, reading, dancing, camping and was a member of the National Railroad Retirement Association. Viewing, noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by graveside service at 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ballotti, Margaret Marie
Margaret Marie Ballotti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1998 - Margaret Marie Ballotti, 72, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998. Survived by a brother, Reynolds (Lorraine) Ballotti, Santa Rosa, Calif. - a sister, Edna (Larry) Crosson, Walsenburg- and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday with Father Frank Davied, OFM, officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Donations can be made to Sister Carol Ministries through St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Huerfano World - January 15, 1998 - Margaret Marie Ballotti, 72, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 8, 1998 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital emergency room in Pueblo. Born in Walsenburg, Feb. 9, 1925 to Ettore and Rose Ugolini Ballotti, she was a lifelong resident of Huerfano County and attended Tioga School in the coal camps. She worked at the Community Laundry and later for Huerfano School District Re-1. Following retirement, she dedicated her life to caring for her mother and enjoying family. Survivors include a sister, Edna Crosson, Walsenburg; a brother, Reynolds Ballotti, Santa Rosa, CA; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Ballotti, Rose
Rose Ballotti - Huerfano World - March 11, 1993 - Huerfano Rose Ballotti, Walsenburg, died Friday, Mar. 5, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Nov. 15, 1901, in Red Camp, west of Walsenburg, she attended St. Mary School and grew up on the Ugolini Ranch east of Walsenburg with her twin sister Jean Bonacci. She married Ettore Ballotti June 16, 1923, and worked as a wife and mother while her husband toiled in the coal mines. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Tabernacle Society and the church. Survivors include three children, Reynolds Ballotti, Santa Rosa, CA, and Margaret Ballotti and Edna Crosson, Walsenburg; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Ballou, John Leonard
John Leonard Ballou - Fairplay Flume - January 6, 1911 - John Leonard Ballou, a pioneer of Las Animas county, died recently at his ranch in the Sunflower valley, twelve miles northeast of Trinidad. Ballou was a native of Kentucky and had been in that district twenty-five years.

Ballou, Robert
Robert W. Ballou - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Robert W. Ballou passed away Nov. 4, 2002. He died unexpectedly in his favorite place, on the side of a mountain in a hunting camp. Bob was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Manzanola, Colo., to Evelyn Shirley and William Ballou. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1992 after 46 years of service. His many hobbies include woodworking, gardening and hunting. His family was his greatest source of pride and love. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 37 years, Patty; daughters, Carol (Don) Roberts, Joyce (Sparky) Johnson, Jean (Bill) Wait, Lynda Ballou and Mary Scofield; grandchildren, Terrie Dye, Mark and Brian Roberts, Keith and Eric Wait, Ellen Ballou, Kaylyn, Edye and Greta Scofield; great-grandchildren, Samantha Roberts, Nikki Dye, Amanda and Ashley Roberts; brother, Richard (Lynn) Ballou; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Darrell) Lindsey and Kathy (Frank) Witty; mother-in-law, Alberta Singleterry; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ballou; son, Ronald Ballou; his parents; sisters, Lois Bamber and Barbara McEndree; and brothers-in-law, Grover Bamber and Clyde McEndree. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Robert Barr officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives at a reception honoring Bob following the service at the 4-H Hall in the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Colorado Trails Foundation or Pueblo Nature Trail through the funeral home.

Ballou, Ronald E.
Ronald E. Ballou - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1976 - Ronald E. Ballou, passed away unexpectedly in Denver, June 11, 1976. Survived by his stepmother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Ballou, 3106 Skyview; sisters, Joyce Ballou, Pueblo, Mrs. Carol Roberts, Lamar, and Jean, Lynda, and Mary Ballou, all of the family home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Molyneaux, Pueblo, William Ballou, Florence, and Mrs. Evelyn Shirley, Colorado Springs, and three nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Mrs. Margaret J. Ballou, in 1964. Born Jan. 14, 1950, in Pueblo, and resident of Denver for the past eight years. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. William L. Woelfle officiating, followed by interment in Fowler Cemetery, Fowler. Those who so desire may make memorials to the Crippled Children's Association through our office.

Balow, Ruth S.
Ruth S. Barlow – Pueblo Chieftain – October 11, 2006 - Ruth S. Barlow passed away Oct. 9, 2006. She was born in Bloomsburg, Pa., on Aug. 25, 1917, the fifth of six children. She left Bloomsburg to pursue her civil service career with the Army Air Corps, stationed at Presque Isle, Maine. While there, she met and married Edward Auckland. After the war, the couple returned to the Auckland Farm in Olney Springs, Colo. When Mr. Auckland became ill, Ruth continued her career at the Pueblo Army Depot. After Mr. Auckland's death, Ruth remained on the farm for several years, moving to Fowler, Colo., in the mid-'60s. While at the PAD, she met and married Larry Barlow of Pueblo, Colo. Both continued to work at the PAD until they retired in the '80s. Both enjoyed retirement by traveling, spending time with family and friends and various church activities. Mr. Barlow passed in 1999. Ruth continued a very active life, especially at her church, Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Her focus centered on missions, and her devotion to young people. Ruth was initiated into the Order of the Eastern Star at Ordway, Colo.; and in later years, joined Trinidad Chapter No. 1, where she received her 50-year pin. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, two husbands, and a son-in-law. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Sue Choate of Trinidad, Colo.; a son, Thomas (Vicki) Auckland of Colorado Springs; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 6 p.m., both Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Balsick, Doris D.
Doris D. Balsick - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 1986 - Mrs. Doris D. Balsick passed away at a local hospital, March 1, 1986. Survived by her husband, Carl F. Balsick; children, David C. (Debbie) Balsick, Mark S. (Kibby) Balsick; granddaughter, Heather Balsick, and mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna Balsick, all of Pueblo. Born Aug. 22, 1922, in Pueblo and had been a lifetime resident and was also a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Maurice Gallagher officiating. Final disposition, cremation. Those who desire may contribute to the Arthritis Foundation direct or through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the family home, 1705 Sheridan Road, following the service.

Balsing, Frances
Frances Balsing - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2000 - Frances Blasing, age 77, born to Ralph Boles and Lorena Smith on April 5, 1923, in Liberal, Kan., passed away unexpectedly Aug. 9, 2000. Survived by her husband of 54 years, James "Spank" Blasing, sons, Jack (Patti) Blasing and James (Mary Ellen) Blasing; grandchildren, Debbie Brandenburg, Jaelee Blasing, Chandra (Jason) Almaraz, Matthew Blasing, Laura Blasing, Brock Blasing; and one great-granddaughter, Karis Blasing. Frances is also survived by her sister, Lorine (Charles) Walker; sisters-in-law, Helen Boles and Dorothy Blasing; brother-in-law, Max (Norma) Blasing; stepmother, Hazel Boles; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by father, Ralph Boles; mother and stepfather, Lorena and Chester Smith; and brother, John Boles. Frances was a teacher in District 60, teaching for 20 years at Highland Park Elementary. She was a lifetime member of the National Education Association, Historical Society, Pueblo Art Guild, Pueblo Zoological Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Greeters Club. Frances enjoyed her family, including grandchildren, great-grandchild, numerous special friends, and playing bridge. She enjoyed fishing with her family, but especially loved her arts and crafts. Frances' art talent was evident by the numerous paintings she had at home, and the paintings she gave to family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that will be sadly missed. Her memory will live on by those she touched. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 106 La Vista Road following the services. They respectfully request the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the media center at Highland Park Elementary School and/or the Pueblo Historical Society through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Baltazar, Madeline M.
Madeline M. Mondragon Baltazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1997 - Madeline M. Mondragon Baltazar, 80, passed away Oct. 19, 1997. Survived by her husband, Marshall Baltazar- her children, Richard (Pat) Mondragon and Rudy Mondragon, both of Arvada, Mary (Jerry) Woitalewicz, Pueblo, Ronnie (Patti) Mondragon, Littleton, and Kathy (Donnie) Shultz, Aurora. Also survived by eight grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- by her brothers and sisters, Isabel Garcia of Pueblo, Pauline Pena of Wheat Ridge, and John (Mary Louise) Montoya of Pueblo-as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lloyd Mondragon- and by her son, Steve Mondragon. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at St. Leander Church with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 49 MacAlester Road. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Balusek, Leon J.
Leon Julian Balusek - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Leon Julian Balusek, 52, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 29, 1992 in Huerfano County Medical Center after a long illness. Born Sept. 6, 1940, in Taylor, TX, he entered the Army in 1955, serving four years. After discharge he went to Dallas where he was a distribution truck driver for Safeway Stores, working in the Dallas and later Houston regions. He retired for health reasons in 1987 and came to Walsenburg where he purchased the Western Inn Motel. He operated it until 1990 when it was sold. He managed hotels in Longmont and Glenwood Springs for a year before returning to Walsenburg in 1991 where he opened L&M Office Supply Store at 520 Main Street. Survivors include his wife, Merna, whom he married Aug. 2, 1978 in Houston, of Walsenburg; two sons, Randy Balusek, Austin, TX, and William Green, Walsenburg; two daughters, Ginger Morrison, Cedar Hill, TX, and Cassandra Balusek, Walsenburg; five brothers, Joe Balusek, San Antonio, TX, Bill Balusek, Round Rock, TX, John Balusek, Garland, TX, Frank Balusek, Waco, TX, and Charlie Balusek, Taylor, TX; four sisters, Texas Rosie Semcik and Ruby Seidel, both of Taylor, TX, Isadell Eilers; Coupland, TX, and Bernice Leonard, Austin; nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service was Saturday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel and later in Taylor. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Taylor.

Balzano, Anthony
Anthony Balzano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2000 - Anthony Balzano, 60, passed away April 27, 2000. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Bamerch, Tony A.
Tony A. Bamerch - Rocky Mountain News - November 18, 1911 - Tony A. Bamerch, proprietor of a saloon at 487 Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, was shot and instantly killed in his place of business by Tom Quicke. The shooting is said to have resulted from a quarrel over a woman to whom both had been paying attention. Quicke used a Winchester shotgun and fired three shots. He escaped and has not been arrested.

Banaletti, Giuseppe Jacob
Giuseppe Jacob Banaletti - Trinidad Advertiser - February 1903 - Giuseppe Jacob Banaletti (brother of Leonardo), killed in an accident at Primero 12 Feb 1903.

Banaletti, Leonardo Jacob
Leonardo Jacob Banaletti - Trinidad Advertiser - September 1905 - Leonardo Jacob Banaletti (originally from the town of Bronzollo) immigrated to the US in 1891. After spending time in Ohio, he traveled to Colorado where he worked in the coal mines. He was killed under a fall of coal at the Herzon mine 14 Sep 1905. According to the newspapers, a dozen men worked for 24 hours trying to get him out, but were too late. The Herzon mine was about 7 miles south of Walsenburg, and operated by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. It closed permanently in 1928.

Banik, Lynne K.
Lynne K. Banik - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1997 - Lynne K. Banik, born July 9, 1958, in Encino, Calif., died Aug. 25, 1997. Survived by father, Clinton E. Banik, Scottsdale, Ariz. - sister, Christine L. Banik, Scottsdale, Ariz. - brothers, John A. Jurich, Bakersfield, Calif., and Thomas M. Jurich, West Liberty, Ohio- and son, Brian. At the family's request, there will be cremation and no s. Lynne will be greatly missed by many and loved by all.

Banks, Charles Irving
Charles Irving "Chilly" Banks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1986 - Charles Irving "Chilly" Banks, 1101 W. Arroyo, departed this life Monday, March 17, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born Jan. 11, 1919, in Pueblo. Member of James Gray Post, 163 American Legion, American GI Forum, and member of First AME Church. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Banks enjoyed gardening and raising chickens. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Thompson Banks, of the family home; daughter, Garnella Ituli, Solome, Ariz.; sisters, Tacoma Winston, Pueblo, and Capitola Revoal, Colorado Springs; niece, Lynne Winston Masterson, Pueblo; grandchildren, Debra and David Ituli, Solome; grand-nephew, Geodice King, Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, First AME Church, the Rev. E. D. Farris officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the home.

Banks, David Leroy
David Leroy "Buster" Banks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2006 - David Leroy "Buster" Banks, 92, a retired steelworker, passed away March 2, 2006, at Camellia Health Care Center in Denver. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Orval Miles will officiate. Banks was preceded by his parents, James and Maggie Banks; wife, Alberta Carter Banks. He was born in Alabama, April 28, 1913. Survived by two great-nieces, Paula J. Robinson, Denver, and Deborrah L. Robinson Hutto, Texas; one great-nephew, Charles A. Robinson Jr., Denver; and a first cousin, David Holloman, Aurora. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel.

Bankson, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Bankson - Huerfano World - February 18, 1999 - Ralph E. Bankson, 81, of La Veta, died February 16, 1999 in Parkview Hospital where he had been a patient. Mr. Bankson was born February 21, 1917 in Norcatur, KS, to William Ray and Linda E. Pearson Bankson. He was a member of the Methodist Church in La Veta and a former member of Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Marie Sanchez Bankson, La Veta; a brother, Elden Bankson, Turlock, CA; two sisters, Ruther Perry, Yreka, CA, and Agnes Chase, Salida, CA; an aunt, step children, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the La Veta Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Cremation

Bann, William
William Bann - World Independent - March 28, 1940 - William Bann Taken by Death - William Bann, long-time resident of Huerfano county, was claimed by death in Denver Wednesday as result of a heart ailment. Mr. Bann will be remembered through his many years of connection with the Huerfano Trading company and operation of the company's store at Gordon. He and his wife left Walsenburg two years ago for Denver, where he established a neighborhood grocery and made his home. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. John Pazar of Walsenburg and a son, Gerald of Denver. Funeral services are to be held in Denver Friday.

Banner, Joe
Joe Banner – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Joe Banner is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Joe Banner: American, age 45, single. 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.

Banning, Evelyn
Evelyn Banning - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Passed away March 28, 2001. Mrs. Banning is preceded in death by her parents, Parker and Mattie Winkler; and husband, Frank Banning. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Marincich; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation with no services held. Flowers may be sent to Westwind Campus, 2515 Pitman Place, in Evelyn's memory.

Banter, Della
Della (Petry) Banter - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Florence Mortuary Florence, Colo. Della (Petry) Banter, 90, of Pueblo, formerly of Florence, passed away Feb. 16, 1998. Born on Aug. 23, 1907, in Chander, Colo., to Samuel Petry and Lucy DiDanado. She was of the longstanding Petry Family of Florence. Lived and worked as a beautician in Florence. Spent more than 20 years in Denver. Also lived in Colorado Springs, Lamar and finally the last two years in Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband, Milford L. Banter, October 1975. Survived by son, Joseph T. (Tana) Rocco, Pueblo West- grandchildren, Debbie Rocco, Denver, Cindy (Dan) Benequista, Tucson, Ariz., Marcia (Dan) Harkenrider, Tempe, Ariz. - great-grandchild, Shelby- sister, Sylvia Kittle, Littleton- brother, Frank Petry, Oregon City, Ore.- five nephews and two nieces. Rosary, 7 p.m. today at the Florence Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Benedict Church in Florence. Interment following the service at Union Highland Cemetery.

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