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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Baraldi, Clara Mae
Clara Mae Baraldi - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Clara Mae Baraldi, 80, born June 15, 1924, passed away March 11, 2005. Survived by her children, Victor Baraldi and Diane Baraldi; grandchildren, Ryan, Ian, Shane, Shannon, Stephanie, Samantha and Stacy; great-grandchild, Ryan; brothers, Louis and Victor; sister, Erma; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Erio; brother, Ernest; and sisters-in-law, Julie and Agnes. Clara was a member of Christ the King Church. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Family will receive friends during the viewing, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the American Breast Cancer Society through the funeral home office in her memory.

Baralla, Richard Joseph
Richard Joseph Baralla - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2002 - Richard Joseph Baralla, 36, departed this life Mother's Day, May 12, 2002. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born April 15, 1966, and graduated from Central High School. He enjoyed watching the Raiders football games, the Avalanche hockey games and the Rockies baseball games and also loved trout fishing. Survived by his mother and stepfather, Molly (Baltazar DeLeon) Baralla; his natural father, Richard Baralla Sr.; common law wife, Sandra Marie Benavidez Sanchez; children, Melody Rivera, Inisha Elias; stepchildren, Leroy Bubba Sanchez, Juanita (William) Thompson, Melissa Sanchez; siblings, Christina De LaSantos, Dolores (Rick Lovato) Adame, Paul (Barb) Adame, Jerry Adame, Carla (George) Garcia, Orlando Ortega; two granddaughters; aunt, Bernice Nunnali; uncle, John Aguirre, who also was Richard's godfather; George (Maria Elena) Barela; godson, Gabriel Rivera; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. Richard Becker, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Barassa, R. (Mrs.)
Mrs. R. Barassa - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 21, 1916 - R. Barassa received a telegram Tuesday morning announcing the death of his wife at Pueblo. The body will be brought here for burial.

Baratono, Mike
Mike Baratono - Huerfano World - January 19, 1989 - Mike Baratono, a resident of Aguilar, died Jan. 9, 1989, in Mt. San Rafael Hospital. He was born in Engleville Feb. 7 1904. He is survived by his wife Anna and daughter Theresa Antrim of Aguilar, a half-brother and other relatives in Italy. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from St. Anthony's Church. Burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Barbacovi, Albert
Albert Barbacovi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1983 - Albert Barbacovi, Walsenburg, Aug. 19, 1983, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Husband of Evelyn M. Barbacovi, Walsenburg. Brother of Clara Frazzini, Rye; brother-in-law of Ray Frazzini, Rye, William Nicholas, Denver and Richard Nicholas, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, including Darlene (Jack) Isenhart, Arvada, nephews; great nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian burial 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Interment, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family prefers contributions to your favorite charity. Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Albert Barbacovi who passed away August 19, 1983. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife Evelyn.

Barbara, L.
L. Barbara - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 27, 1913 - Telegram Intercepted, Mexican Killed - Pueblo - The interception of a telegram from a girl and later a quarrel, precipitated a revolver duel, with the result that L. Barbara, twenty-seven, a Mexican, is dead, and Margarito Munzio is in jail charged with murder. The revolver battle was witnessed by a large number of pedestrians.

Barbee, Frank E.
Frank E. Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2003 - Frank E. Barbee, 63, born Nov. 24, 1939, passed away July 25, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Rita Barbee; children, Louanna (Charles) Case, Charles Barbee, Becky (Delbert) Haning, Emma Barbee, Robert Barbee and Ricky J. Barbee; grandchildren, Dallas and Christopher Case, Nicholas and Megan Haning; sister, Ormagene (Hez) Salsbury; and brother, Merl (Lola) Thomas; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Waita Barbee. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barbee, Irene Butler
Irene Butler Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2005 - Irene Butler Barbee, 85, passed away, Monday, March 21, 2005, at her Swink home. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Sue Vencill Williams, Swink, Colo., Donna (Rick) Mast, Swink; stepdaughter, Sheryla Lou (John D.) Custer, Hamilton, Texas; stepson, Jerry (Roxanne) McRay, Canon City; grandchildren, Mike, Terry, Suni, Bear, Eric, Colette Troy, Nathan, Colten, Dalten, Shawn, Shannon, Joniece, Jason; and 20 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Margaret (Willie Whatley) Butler, Lake Havasu, Ariz., and JoAnn Stapp, Morgan, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Claude Vencill and Don Barbee; stepson, and two brothers. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, at Peacock Memorial Chapel, La Junta. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association, P.O. Box 1067, La Junta.

Barbee, Ralph B.
Ralph B. Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1997 - Powell-Kuhns Mortuary Las Animas, Colorado - Ralph B. Barbee, 85, died in Colorado Springs on July 14, 1997. Mr. Barbee was born Sept. 24, 1911, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Marion and Miriam McCoy Barbee. In 1920, the family moved to Las Animas. He graduated from Bent County High School in 1930. He married Harriet E. Hartzell on Dec. 24, 1933, in Las Animas. She preceded him in death May 21, 1967. He married Frances Durham June 12, 1970. She died Dec. 7, 1996. Mr. Barbee was superintendent of Las Animas Municipal Light and Power for many years. He was awarded a professional electrical engineering license in 1965. He was a 67-year-member of Las Animas Friends Church where he served as treasurer and teacher for 25 years. Mr. Barbee was a dedicated community leader offering his services to the Las Animas Cemetery Board, Lower Arkansas Valley Bookmobile Board, Las Animas Library Board, Red Cross, the Combined Fund Board, Colorado Arkansas Valley Inc., Meals on Wheels, Sunshine Manor Board. Offices he held were past president of Lions Club of which he was a member for 60 years, past president of the Bent County Fair Board, past president of Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Las Animas Fire Department for 23 years, and served as fire chief for five years. He was past president of the Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities and was a co-founder of the Arkansas River Power Authority. Mr. Barbee was presented with the American Public Power Association Seven Hats Award in 1980, in Washington, D.C. He was on Governor Love's Economic Development Council. In 1996, he was awarded the ARPA ``Tom Pryor Award for Exceptional Contribution to Public Power." Survivors include three sons, Joel R. Barbee of Dublin, Calif., Gene H. (Suzanne) Barbee of Rochester, N.Y., and Ronald D. (Sue) Barbee of La Junta, Colo. - two stepchildren, Steven (Marlene) Knox, Victoria Gayle (Don) Gimmestad- three grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, at Friends Church, Las Animas, with Rev. Diane Hutson officiating. Pallbearers will be Gerald Faust, W.A. Hudnall, Robert Scharf, Frank Ackley, Tom Allard and Taylor Wilson.

Barbee, Waita M.
Waita M. Barbee - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2003 - Waita M. Barbee, passed away on May 19, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Barbee; brother, Ralph States; sisters, Edith Hamilton and Nora Barbee. Waita is survived by two children, Frank (Rita) Barbee and Ormagene (Hez) Salsbury; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Cochran, Ruth (D.R.) Rumsey, Fern Hambelton and Hazel Hinkle; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Waita was a member of Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Viewing will be held 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at Broadway and Orman Church of Christ with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Mountain Youth Camp through the funeral home.

Barber, Deric
Deric Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Deric "Wobbles" Barber, 32, passed away Jan. 6, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his special grandmother, Gertrude Gettler. He is survived by his daughter, Serena Barber; parents, Daniel and Betty Vigil; grandparents, Ernie Gettler and Betty Finn; brothers, Diego and Daniel Vigil; sisters, Louise Vigil and Diola Trevino; aunts, Bonnie and Janet Clementi and Mary Selenke; uncles, Ernie and Frank Gettler; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; brother and sister of the heart, "Artie Boy" Gonzales, Jason Sanchez, Anthony Carrillo, Dante Montez and Maryann "Pee Wee" Getts. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Barber, Donna Lea
Donna Lea Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1997 - Funeral service for Donna Lea Barber, 62, of Pueblo, is 2 p.m. Friday at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler with the Rev. Vern Dockter, pastor of the Fowler United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fowler Cemetery. Mrs. Barber died Monday at her home following a long illness. She was born April 27, 1935, in Hastings, Okla., to Howard and Gertrude Click. On Feb. 7, 1952, she married Loran L. Barber at Raton, N.M. Mrs. Barber loved to work in her flower garden and played on a women's softball team for several years. She also was a member of a women's bowling league. She is survived by her mother, Gertrude Click of Marionville, Mo.- husband, Loran, of the family home- three sons, Merl (Sue) Barber of Colorado Springs, Randy Barber of Pueblo and Barry (Pat) Barber of Denver- five grandchildren, Rachel, Brett, Aaron, Matthew and Brandon- and brothers and sisters, Richard and Estelle Click of Marionville, Mo., Charles and Sue Click of Harrisonville, Mo., Bruce and Jerry Click of Kansas City, Mo., Anita and Ralph Hall of Pueblo, Laurel and Verdane Stockton of Shell Knob, Mo., Jo and Lee Bravener of Point Roberts, Wash., and Linda Glodfelter of Mount Union, Pa. Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Jackie.

Barber, Edna M.
Edna M. Barber – Colorado Springs Gazette – November 21, 1991 - Edna M. Barber, 90, of Colorado Springs died Nov. 22, 1991, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Mrs. Barber was born Oct. 10, 1901, in Chicago to Louis and Pauline Kadow. She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1939 and formerly had lived in Pueblo, Denver and Chicago. She was a Red Cross Gray Lady during the Korean War, was a charter member of the Bluebirds Ladies Auxiliary of Al Kaly Shrine Legion of Honor, was a charter member of the Honored Shriner Ladies and was a member of Colorado Springs Women's Club. Mrs. Barber was married in 1928 in Chicago to Paul K. Barber, who died in 1979. She is survived by two sons, Sherman L. Barber of Westerville, Ohio, and Robert W. Koch of Chicago; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She had three brothers, who are deceased. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs 80909.

Barber, Grace Aleen Dunn
Grace Aleen Dunn Barber - Leadville Herald Democrat - August 13, 2004 - Grace Aleen Dunn Barber, 86, died Aug. 5, 2004, in the Kanab Beehive Home, Kanab, Utah, where she had been a resident for one and one-half years. She was born in Greenville, Texas, on June 4, 1919, to Aubrey G. and Grace Pritchard Dunn. She was married to Verland Thomas Barber on May 5, 1940, in Council Grove, Kan. They moved to Trinidad in 1945 and then to Colorado Springs in 1951, where they spent the rest of their life together. Verland passed away in 1995. Aleen was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was active in the VFW and the Elks Club Women's Auxiliary. Aleen is survived by two daughters, Gayla Jean (Kirt) Carpenter of Oakley and Kanab, Utah; and Sheila Jo (Frank) Roberts of Buena Vista; four grandchildren, Kirk Lee Roberts, Mari Katharine Hayes, Karick Emerson Heaton, and Logan Thomas Barber; and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Grace Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verland; son Brian Thomas Barber; sister Betty Dunn; and brothers A. G. Dunn, Curtis Dunn and Robert Dunn. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Colorado Springs. Funeral directors were Mosdell Mortuary of Kanab, Utah. The family would like to thank the Kanab Beehive Home for the loving care she received, especially during the last month.

Barber, James L.
Rev. James L. "Pete" Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1998 - Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, Aurora, Colo. Rev. James L. "Pete" Barber. Husband of Marilyn - father of Randy, Scott, Phillip, Daniel (Juliette) Barber and Judi (Tom) McCandless. Also survived by eight grandchildren. , 2 p.m. Thursday, Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village, Denver. Arrangements by Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, Aurora, Colo., (303) 745-4418.

Barber, Janella E.
Janella E. Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2000 - Janella E. Barber, born Oct. 18, 1929, in Beulah, Colo., passed away May 21, 2000. She is survived by her loving children, Leo F. Barber and Velta Jo (Frank) Reider; granddaughter, Zoe Reider, both of Walsenburg; brother, Howard (Leah) Klipfel, Beulah; and nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Janella was retired from Boulevard Truck and Repair, where she served as bookkeeper for many years. Janella enjoyed gardening, bird watching and spending time with her children. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Viewing at the funeral home from noon until 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Services to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Beulah Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

Barber, Leo William
Leo "Bill" William Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1986 - Leo "Bill" William Barber, born April 13, 1928, in Goodpasture, Colo., and passed away Nov. 10, 1986, in Pueblo. At the time of his death he was employed at Weicker Transfer and Storage. Mr. Barber is survived by his wife, Janella E. Barber, of the family home in Beulah; a daughter, Velta Jo Barber, Durango; son, Leo Franklin Barber, Beulah; two sisters, Margaret (Lue) Beard, Pueblo and Sister Mary Fran-cine Barber, Seattle, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Bill Leroy of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family requests the omission of flowers, donations may be made to the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department in care of Ken Wahl, Beulah, or through the funeral home office.

Barber, Loran Lee
Loran Lee Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2006 - Loran Lee Barber, 76, born in Fowler, Colo., June 2, 1930. Passed away July 4, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Donna Barber; parents, Llewellyn and Ella Barber; and brother, Dean (Faye) Barber. Survived by his sons, Merl (Sue) Barber of Beaverton, Ore., Randy Barber, Barry (Pat) Barber, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Matthew Valdez-Barber, Brandon Barber and Joseph Barber. Also survived by brother, Dale (Thelma) Barber; sister, Gladys (Ed) Porter; friend, David Cole; and his Cheerio stealing buddy, Floyd. Loran served in the Korean War and retired from CF&I. He enjoyed watching the Broncos and the Rockies. He loved gardening and taking care of Randy's dog, Floyd. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff on 2600 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler, Colo. Burial to follow at Fowler Cemetery. Family can be contacted at 1707 Pioneer Rd. Pueblo, CO 81008.

Barber, M.
M. Barber – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: M. Barber is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. M. Barber: Italian, age 30, married with no surviving children. He was an electrician 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.

Barber, Velma Faye
Velma Faye Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2006 - Velma Faye Barber, 77, passed away on June 22, 2006, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Dean Barber; son, Dennis; parents, Vernie and Pearl Armstrong; brothers, Robert and Max; sisters, Dorothy and Elizabeth. Survived by her children, Mike of Commerce City, Steven (Kathy), David and Karen, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Neuman, Amy, Kris and Victoria; great-grandchildren, Kirk and Terra; brothers, Floyd Armstrong of Pueblo, Cecil (Katie) Armstrong of Olney Springs; sisters, Marjorie (Mel) Heidt of Denver, Ethel (Roy) Stamps of Washington and Gladys Freeman of Idaho; sister-in-law, Ruth Armstrong; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Faye was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Olney Springs, Colo. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a senior psychiatric technician. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St.

Barbera, Frank John
Frank John Barbera - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 13, 2007 - June 24, 1930 - Nov. 11, 2007 Frank John Barbera was born June 24, 1930 to John and Angie Barbera in Trinidad, CO. He passed away peacefully at home with his family on November 11, 2007. He is survived by his cherished wife Barbara "Jane" Barbera, his three sons and their wives, Michael Barbera and Phyllis Light, Randal Barbera and Diane Huntington, and John and Susan Barbera. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Theresa Barbera, eight grandchildren, Megan Barbera-Tumolo, Ryan Barbera, Rachel Barbera-Bair, Lindsey Light, Shana Barbera, Chase Barbera, Caitlin Barbera, Joseph Barbera, and two great-granddaughters Adeline and Delilah Tumolo. He is also survived by many more friends and relatives. He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Strategic Air Command from 1951-1955. He was an Aeronautical Engineer at Kaman Sciences and retired in 1994. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice & Pallative Care, 625 E Pikes Peak, Suite 600 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 in Memory of Frank Barbera. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30 to 7:30. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. November 15, 2007. Both will be held at Swan Law, 501 N Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. Graveside services immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery.

Barbera, James
James Barbera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1987 - James Barbera, 2012 E. 16th, Aug. 28, 1987. Husband of Lillian Barbera and father of Katie (Tom) Fairbairn, Pueblo. Predeceased by a son, Russell James Barbera, who passed away May 18, 1975. Brother of Sara Corradino, Colorado Springs, Tony (Ollie) Barbera, Pueblo, Josephine (Clyde) Dawn, Trinidad, and John Barbera, Denver. Survived also by grandsons, Mike and Mark Fairbairn, his mother-in-law, Josephine Spicola, Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Barbera was a member of St. Leander parish and was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed as a sign painter at CF&I Steel Corp. for 25 years prior to his retirement. He also worked as a sign painter for the Austin Sign Co. Services, St. Leander Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn.

Barboncito, Chief
Chief Barboncito – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 13, 1871 – Death of Barboncito.  We learn from the Santa Fe Post that the great chief of the Navajoes, Barboncito, is dead.  He was the chief who with three thousand warriors held at bay for three years all the troops the government could bring against him.  He has the reputation of having been able to handle his warriors with the skill of a trained general, and was moreover a dauntless but cruel man.  In person he was small but finely formed, and his appearance was dignified and striking to the most casual observer.  Barboncito was not only the great was chief, but also the great orator of his tribe, over whom his sway was unbounded.  His deeds stamp him as the greatest Indian chief of the day, not excepting Red Cloud.

Barbour, Paul J.
Paul J. Barbour - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1986 - Paul J. Barbour, late of 1024 Alexander Circle, passed away Aug. 8, 1986, at his home. Survived by his wife, Catherine "Kay" of the family home; daughter, Kathy (Ray) Smith; son, Charles Barbour, both of Pueblo. Also survived by two granddaughters, Marsha and Lindsay Smith, Pueblo; two sisters, Louise Beckner, Missouri, Frances Findley, Kansas, and two nieces. Member of Elks Lodge No. 90 and Christ the King parish. Retired employee of Sears, Roebuck and Company. He owned and operated Lone Pine Restaurant and Lounge in Wetmore. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with the Rev. Bill Gleeson officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation until 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 1024 Alexander Circle.

Barbrick, John T.
John T. Barbrick – Pueblo Indicator – March 4, 1944 – Attorney Barbrick Died Suddenly – John T. Barbrick, well known attorney and one of the leaders of the Pueblo Bar, died suddenly at Phoenix, Arizona, of a heart attack, March 2. He had gone to Phoenix on legal business. He was a member of the law firm of Langdon and Barbrick with offices in the Thatcher building. He had practiced law in this city since 1914.

Barbrick, Mary
Mary Barbrick - Blue Valley Times - September 6, 1912 - Falling head-foremost down a scale pit and alighting upon a concrete floor, Mrs. Mary Barbrick of Pueblo was killed.

Barcelona, Lucille
Lucille Barcelona - Huerfano World - April 12, 1990 - Lucille Barcelona, 85, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Apr. 5, 1990, in Huerfano Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born Apr. 5, 1905, in Segundo she grew up in the Las Animas County area. In 1929, she married the late Angelo Barcelona. They moved to Chicago where they lived until she retired to Walsenburg about 15 years ago. Mrs. Barcelona was a member of St. Mary Church, the Tabernacle Society and the Senior Citizens. She is survived by her son, Joseph Barcelona, Orland Park, IL; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, two sisters, Anne Corsentino, Pueblo and Rose Corsentino, Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Barcia, Gaspare Michael
Gaspare Michael Barcia - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2005 - Gaspare Michael Barcia, 68, affectionately known to family and friends as "Gus," departed this life Nov. 27, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1937, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the union of Anthony and Fortunata Rameri Barcia, who both preceded him in death, along with a son, Carlos Grin. Gus was a commissioner of the Pueblo Housing Authority and chairman of the board. He also was a member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Gus is survived by his loving wife, Juanita Vargas Barcia; his children, Rose Grin, Linda (Daniel) Marshall, Irene (Armando) Ontiveros, Joseph (Rachel) Grin; siblings, Rachel (Pat) D'Amato, Sarah Peluso, Frankie (Carmen) Barcia, Josephine (Dominic) Muzzillo, Anthony (Lynn) Barcia, Mariam Barcia, Rose (George) Nazarro and Margaret (Joe) Pirretti; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, and rosary, 7 p.m. today, both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church, with Father Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 508 W. 14th St.

Barclay, John Davidson
John Davidson Barclay - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – December 2003 - John Davidson Barclay, age 85, passed away on November 30, 2003. He was born on July 10, 1918 to James and Esther (Nancy) Barclay in Sunnyside, Utah. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Esther L. Barclay, his brothers, Norman and Burton and his sisters, Mary and Esther. He is survived by his 3 children; Janine (Al) Mosness, Jon Neil (Alice) Barclay and Mary Carmichael; his very special niece, Jeanne (Larry) Del Margo; 5 grandchildren, Mark Grosso, Shawna Grosso, C.J. Carmichael, Evan Carmichael, and Corrinn White; and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Chris (Mae) Barclay. After service at Pearl Harbor and in the Navy during WWII, John returned to Trinidad where he worked as a plumber until his retirement. He was an active member of Golden K working on many community projects, such as the restoration of the Trinidad train. John loved to play golf and served on the Board of Directors of the Trinidad Municipal Golf Association for many years. He was also an avid sports fan, and particularly enjoyed watching the Cubs and Yankees baseball teams. John will always be remembered for his deep love of family and friends, his kindness and gentleness of spirit, and even in difficult times, his continuing sense of humor and quick wit. In lieu of flowers or any specified donation, the family requests that the next time you have a beer after work, play a round of golf, watch a baseball game, or dance with a loved one, think of John. A family visitation/wake will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Eugene Renard officiating. Inurnment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1701 Santa Fe Trail, #67. The family of John Barclay has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bard, Andrew
Andrew Bard – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 7, 1876 – Died on the 21st of November, at his residence in Helena, Lake county, after a long and protracted illness borne with Christian fortitude, Andrew Bard. Aged thirty-seven years.

Bard, Eugene D.
Eugene D. Bard – Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1997 - Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home Salida, Colo. Eugene D. Bard, age 69, of Howard, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, 1997, at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Salida. Interment will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Mr. Bard was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Blackwell, Okla., to Arthur Glenn Bard and Bertha Clarke Bard. He served with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea in 1950 and 1951 and was also a member of the Colorado National Guard. He earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Master's of Science Degree from Oklahoma State University. He received his Educational Doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught in Wichita, Kan., before moving to Pueblo in 1955, where he taught at Central and South high schools as well as the University of Southern Colorado as a professor of physics. He moved to Howard in 1993. Survivors include his wife, Wilma E. Bard of Howard- son, Ronald J. Bard of Cleveland, Ohio- daughters, Cynthia Ann (John) Ready of St. Joseph, Mo., and Julie Lynn (Greg) Boyce of Pueblo- grandchildren, Jennifer, Joy and Paul Ready and Stacey and Parker Boyce- nephews, Donald Gene Bard of McAllister, Okla., and Dean Owen Bard of Van Ives, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents- son, Rodford Gene Bard- and brothers, Wayne and Richard Bard. The family requests no viewing. In lieu of flowers and food, friends can make memorial contributions to Parkinson's Association of the Rockies or National Parkinson's Foundation Inc. and can be made through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, Colo. 81201.

Bard, Hilda Charlotte
Hilda Charlotte Bard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2005 - Hilda Charlotte Bard, 98, passed away Dec. 15, 2005. Survived by her children, Claude (Toni) Bard and Wayne Bard, both of Pueblo West. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Matilda Freilinger; and daughter-in-law, Roberta. Hilda was born in Udall, Kan., on April 19, 1907. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 142 S. Stardust Drive, Pueblo West, with the Rev. Father William Huber as celebrant. Interment, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Vernon Cemetery in Winfield, Kan.

Bard, Roberta L.
Roberta L. Bard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2000 - Roberta L. Bard, 70, went to be with the Lord July 29, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born July 22, 1930, in Beaver, Kan. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Wayne N. Bard of Pueblo West; son, Melvin G. (Sylvia) Patrick of Albany, Ore.; mother, Lila G. Bales; sisters, Sally Farmer and Patricia Moyes; and brother, Darrell (Bertha) Bales, all of Baker City, Ore.; brother, Dennis Bales of Umatilla, Ore.; several special nieces; nephews; and mother-in-law, Hilda C. Bard of Pueblo West, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, August Schremmer; stepfather, Robert Bales and nephew, Kevin Moyes. To Roberta, her family and friends were very special and she was there for them if they needed her. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2000, at St. Paul the Apostle Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her name.

Bardwell, James H.
James H. Bardwell - Rocky Mountain News - December 16, 1911 - Death News Article - Well known Colorado lumberman died Wednesday at Leadville of apoplexy. Bardwell came to Colorado thirty years ago and entered the employ of McPhee and McGinnity.  For some time he was manager of the Chicago Lumber Company and later the Pueblo branch of McPhee & McGinnity. He was recently engaged in the lumber business in Salt Lake.

Bareia, Abiardo
Abiardo Bareia - Yampa Leader - August 6, 1909 - Abiardo Bareia, a 13-year-old nephew of Senator Casmiro Bareia, was instantly killed July 22d, on the ranch of the senator near Trinidad, by falling off a load of hay, the rear wheels of the wagon passing over him and crushing his chest.

Barela, Alonzo A.
Alonzo A. "Piz" Barela - Huerfano World - November 19, 1998 - Alonzo A. "Piz" Barela of Denver, died November 15, 1998. Survivors include his children, Marvin Barela, David Barela, Liz Barela, Yolanda Martinez, Edna Vigil and Cindy Duran; 21 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday (today) at St. Cajetans Church in Denver. Burial will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery Staging Area "C."

Barela, Alvina Maria
Alvina Maria Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1997 - Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors, Inc. - Alvina Maria Barela, 62, passed away Aug. 18, 1997, at the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Feb. 3, 1934. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, laundry department, with 37 years of service. She was very family oriented, with no children of her own, she helped raise many of her nieces and nephews. She stressed the importance of a good education and a firm connection with God. She was known as a "Guardian Angel" to all children. Family members said at times she seemed to assume the various roles of friend, confidant, defender, protector and guide with unfailing love. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Frutosa (Martinez) Barela- brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Ruby Barela. She leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Bernice Nunnali- two brothers, George and Richard Barela- nieces and nephews, Susan Barela, Chicago, Carol Pera, Geri Barela, Judy Caballero, Donald Barela, all of Pueblo, Margie Gallegos, Windsor, Larry Nunnali, Ron Nunnali, all of Colorado Springs, Ricky Barela, Carol Barela, all of Pueblo, Juan Barela, Richard Barela, all of California. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass.

Barela, Amelia
Amelia Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2003 - Amelia Barela, 71, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 1, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Bernard F. Barela; sons, Gerald Cortinas, Daniel and John Barela; daughters, Lorraine and Emily Barela; grandchild, Felipe Arellano; brothers, Joseph and Mike Cortinas. Survived by sister, Ida Baca; children, Thomas (Kim) Cortinas, Catherine (Toby) Arellano, Ramona (Richard) Martinez, Michael (Susie) Barela; numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Anne Church. Family will receive friends at 1735 E. Ninth St. and 1629 E. Eighth St.

Barela, Andreas
Andreas Barela – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – Swift Justice – The Fort Garland correspondent of the Independent gives the following account of an attempt at murder and the lynching of the murderer near Costilla on Tuesday of last week: A man by the name of Isaac O. Perkins had stayed last Monday night at the house of one Andreas Barela, a Mexican, and left next morning in company with said Mexican on his way to Elizabethtown. They rested themselves about eight miles from Costilla before ascending a hill and when they started the Mexican meandered around the hill while Perkins ascended it direct. As Perkins reached the top he saw the Mexican pointing his rifle towards him and turning was fired upon receiving the ball in his shoulder. Mr. Perkins became insensible, and after being robbed of about thirty-four dollars regained consciousness and dragged himself about six miles to the ranche of Senor Juan Jose Santisteban, a former employe of Ferd Meyer, Esq., which gentleman he promptly notified of the facts. Mr. Meyer and Mr. George Blackmore then went in pursuit of Andreas Barela and captured him and brought him to the house of Senor Santisteban where he was identified by Mr. Perkins as the man who shot him. Barela was then placed in charge of Deputy Constable Juan Garcia and confined in the store of Ferd. Meyer, Esq. Late at night a party of men entered the store by breaking through the office window, blindfolded and gagged the officer and took the prisoner away. The next morning Andreas Barela was found swinging from the limb of a tree near the store. Mr. Perkins is under the skillful treatment of Dr. Kugler and is in a critical condition, but hopes are entertained of his recovery. We regret that space forbids our giving the full details as furnished us by C. J., our correspondent at the fort.

Barela, Anna
Anna Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2006 - Anna Barela, 73, born March 23, 1932, in Folsom, N.M., went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Benina Rael, four sisters and three brothers. Anna is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Alfonso Barela; children, Katherine (Jess) Valdez, Gladis Sisneros; special grandchildren, Frank (Diane) Valdez and Lisa (Robert Romero) Valdez; special great-grandchildren, Britney, Adreanna, Noah, Jonah and Elijah Valdez; other grandchildren, Mike (Carol) Sisneros, Danny (Missy) Sisneros, Rocky (Carla) Sisneros, September Sisneros; and many other great-grandchildren. Her family and all who loved her will sadly miss Anna, but because of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ we know she is rejoicing in heaven and praying for all of us. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Rosary, 7 p.m.; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and family will be received at 2130 Rosewood.

Barela, Bafilio Alfonso
Basilio Alfonso Barela “Chilo” - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2001 - Basilio Alfonso Barela “Chilo,” 65, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 4, 2001. Born July 10, 1935, in Trinchera, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Carmelita Barela; one brother, Paul Barela; and one sister, Beatrice Duran. Survived by his loving wife, Emma B. Barela, of the family home; children, Martin (Corinne) Lucero, Peggy (Danny) Roybal, Marlene Bernal and Leslie Barela, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Antonio, Lawrence, Gina, Martin Jr., Gabriel, Katherine, Brittney, Sierra, Daniel Jr., Krystal and Anthony; brother, Joe Barela, Trinidad; sisters, Lucia Sanchez, Trinidad, Rose Marie (Porfilio) Sanchez, Trinidad, and Josie (Dennis) Clements, Midland, Texas. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and a host of relatives. Chilo enjoyed working on cars, watching basketball games and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Pedro Ramos. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after services.

Barela, Bennie
Bennie Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - Bennie Barela, 76, departed this life April 22, 1999, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born on Oct. 12, 1922, in Tollerburg (Trinidad). Served in the U.S. Army during World War II, retired as a security guard for Pueblo Army Depot. Mr. Barela also worked 20 years for Pueblo County Board for Developmental Disabilities. He was a faithful working member of the American GI Forum Pueblo Chapter, DAV Chapter 39, Moose Lodge 19, Eagles Lodge, and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Barela was wounded during his service time and received a Purple Heart. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Charlotte Barela- brothers, Gilbert and Eloy Barela. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Theresa Marie Barela- children, LeRoy Gurule, Denver, Rosalie (LeeRoy) Martinez, Nita (Ken) Wheeler, all of Pueblo- nine grandchildren, Cindy Gurule, Rosalie Gurule, both of Arizona, Gary Gurule, Denver, Kortney Roldan, Kristil Roldan Padula, Eric Hernandez, Stephen Hernandez, Johnathan Wheeler, Kendra Wheeler, all of Pueblo- 11 great-grandchildren- sister-in-law, Evelyn Barela, Pueblo- and other relatives and friends also survive. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. John Waters, S.J., celebrant. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Barela family will receive friends at 171 Cornell Circle, and the American GI Forum Hall, 125 E. River St., following the burial rites.

Barela, Clare Vigil
Clare “Kathy” Vigil Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Clare “Kathy” Vigil Barela, 54, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, April 6, 2003. Born Aug. 15, 1948, in Gilman, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Barela; parents, Don and Mary Vigil. Survived by her children, Solomen (Michelle) Vigil, Patricia Thomas, Ernest Vigil, Pamela Vigil; six brothers, six sisters, and 10 grandchildren; also survived by aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was loved by all. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Following reception, family and friends will be greeted at 1108 E. 14th St.

Barela, Dick Tony
Dick Tony Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2000 - Dick Tony Barela, 61, born in Costilla, N.M., died Aug. 25, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons, V. Desi, Stephen, Abraham and Gabriel; daughters, Teresa McGhee, Laura Mora, Antoinette Nations and Madonna Mounts; brothers, Edmundo, Patrick, Andrew, Lawrence and Vincent; sisters, Jacinta DiCresce, Frances Baca and Cathy Garcia; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his sister, Jobita Martinez. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2312 E. Campbell, Phoenix. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, 5005 E. Oak St., Phoenix.

Barela, Edward Edmund
Edward Edmund Barela - Huerfano World - July 6, 1989 - Edward Edmund Barela, 44, of Colorado Springs, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo Sunday, July 2, 1989, after being taken from Lake Pueblo. An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of death Born May 19, 1945, in Gardner, he grew up in Gardner and attended Gardner and Walsenburg schools. In 1963, he moved to Colorado Springs and worked in construction. He married the former Mary Regina Aguirre in Colorado Springs Apr. 22, 1972. He had been employed at the Western Forge, a tool manufacturer for 17 years. Due to his health, he retired with disability in April, 1988. Mr. Barela, a member of the Apostolic Church, is survived by his wife, Mary and two sons, Edward E. and Phillip 0. Barela, all of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Rosemary Aguilar, Colorado Springs and Norma Maes, Pueblo; two brothers, Leroy Barela and Joe Barela, also of Pueblo; a grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be from Apostolic Church in Walsenburg Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Barela, Edward R.
Edward R. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1998 - Edward R. Barela, 61, born Oct. 13, 1936, in Costilla, N.M., passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 21, 1998. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Lucinda Barela- brother, Ruben Barela- and sister, Frances Gomez. Survived by his loving wife, Clare Barela- children, Eric and Randy Barela, Sammy (Michelle) Vigil, Patricia Thomas and Ernest and Pamela Vigil- sisters, Orlinda, Claira and Maria Barela- one brother, Augustine (Susan) Barela- 10 grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law- and special friend, Antonio (Anita) Esparaza. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Barela, Horace
Horace Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1997 - Horace Barela, 69, of Walsenburg, passed away on Aug. 31, 1997. Born Dec. 29, 1927, in Gardner, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Tobias and Maria Nifa Barela- one sister, Julia Barela- and one brother, Eloy Barela. Survived by brothers, Theodore Barela, Walsenburg, and Tobias Barela, Colorado Springs- nephews, Anthony Barela, Toby Barela, Tom Barela and Danny Barela, all of Colorado Springs- niece, Julie Barela, Colorado Springs- great-nephews, Jeffery Barela and Andrew Barela- and great-nieces, Peggy Barela and Emily Barela. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel, Walsenburg. Prayer service, 7 p.m. today and, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Emmanuel Apostolic Temple with Pastor Bernie Vigil. Interment, Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after burial.

Barela, Joe Arturo
Joe Arturo Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2003 - Joe Arturo Barela, 73, went to rest with his Lord on Dec. 4, 2003. Joe was born on July 20, 1930, in Questa, N.M., to the union of Casimiro and Josephina Barela. Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eustolia Bailon and Modesta Sanchez; granddaughter, Bobbie Jo Barela; and grandson, Andres "Choo Choo" Barela. Joe was born and raised in Quiesta, N.M., where he also met Mary Maria Cisneros. On Dec. 12, 1951, Joe and Mary were married in Taos, N.M. They moved to Pueblo in 1954. Joe worked for nearly 20 years at the CF&I Steel Mill where he was disabled and retired. Joe was an avid Bronco fan and enjoyed going to Cripple Creek whenever he got the chance to get away. Joe was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. He always had open arms and an open heart especially for children. "When we bury someone we love, we must also bury a part of our heart. But we should bemoan this loss. Our hearts, perhaps, are all they can take with them." - David Parkin. Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Mary; five sons and three daughters, Frank (Paula) Barela, Loretta (Mike) Anaya, both of Pueblo, Tony (Donna) Barela of Rye, Alvin (Sharon) Barela, Linda (Kenny) Casados, Joseph (Peggy) Barela, Lisa (Mike) Pacheco, all of Pueblo, and Andy Barela of Aurora; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and six Godchildren. Joe also leaves behind to cherish his memory two brothers and two sisters, Casimiro (Alice) Barela Jr. of Pueblo and Joe Nelson (Grace Barela) of Leadville, Luaine (Tim) Martinez of Denver and Irene Cordova of Pueblo. Joe leaves a host of relatives and friends in Colorado and New Mexico to cherish his memory. Joe's grandchildren will always remember that he always had candy for them for when they came to visit. His children will always remember he was always there for advice and to comfort them. Joe will be greatly missed and loved by all. We shall be comforted to know that Joe is at rest and no longer suffering. Visitation is noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road in Pueblo. Recitation of the rosary is at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand in Pueblo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery to follow services.

Barela, Joe C.
Joe C. Barela - Huerfano World - November 8, 1990 - In Loving Memory of Joe C. Barela, who died nine years ago, November 7, 1981 - Verse - Sadly missed by wife Stella, sons and daughters.

Barela, John Raymond
John Raymond Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1987 - John Raymond Barela, 1608 Genes, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 10, 1987, at Sharmar Nursing Center. A longtime Pueblo resident, he was born April 15, 1910, in Sopris, Colo. A member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, he was a retired caretaker at Roselawn Cemetery. Preceded in death by brothers, Joe Barela, Madricio Barela, and Dan Barela. Survivors include his wife, Mollie Barela; one daughter, Marie E. Barela; one brother, Lucas Barela; three sisters, Daisy Apodaca, Dorothy Ortega, Sally Vargas; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 6:30 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, both services at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Rev. Robert Sullivan celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home.

Barela, Jose
Jose (Papa Joe) Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2003 - Jose (Papa Joe) Barela, 73, of Pueblo, passed away, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Casimiro and Josephine Barela; two sisters, Eustolia Bailon and Modesta Sanchez; grandchildren, Andres “Choo Choo” Barela and Bobbie Jo Barela. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Barela; children, Frank (Paula) Barela Sr., Loretta (Michael) Anaya, Anthony (Donna) Barela, Alvin (Sharon) Barela, Linda (Kenny) Barela, Joseph (Peggy) Barela Jr., Lisa (Mike) Pacheco, Andrew (Pirette) Barela; 28 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; godsons, Steven Cisneros and Ricky Barela; goddaughters, Gloria Medina, Ida Bailon, Gloria Bailon, Micha Pacheco and Michael Arthur Anaya; brother-in-law, Fred Cisneros; sisters-in-law, Sophie Gonzales, Rose Griego and Ida (Ben) Ortiz, whom he treated as a brother and sister-in-law; special nephew, Jose Ortiz. The family would like to thank Margot Keur, his nurse, Caring Plus, Primary Home Health Care and all of the P.C. staff. Joe loved traveling to Questa, N.M., to visit family and to listen to all of the motorcycles. Joe enjoyed going to Cripple Creek whenever he had time. He hit his biggest jackpot the day the Lord called him home. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, Roselawn Funeral Home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Barela, Jose A.
Jose A. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2006 - Jose A. Barela, born Feb.15, 1932 in Amalia, N.M., passed away March 14, 2006 in San Diego, Calif. Married to Nettie Vialpando for 51 years. Joe was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot until retiring in 1976. Joe and Nettie moved to San Diego in April, 1976. Survived by son Ken (Deborah) and daughter Karen (Len) Legotte. Grandchildren Joseph and Nick Legotte and Chris and Alexis Barela. Also survived by brothers and sisters Lala Cordova, Max (Lillian), Dennis (Mona), Rose Chavez, Carlos (Anna), Eddie (Pat) and Edna (Fred) Lopez. Preceded in death by father and mother Jose D. and Maria Eduardita Barela and step-mother Candelaria Barela. Viewing and Rosary March 19, 6:30 p.m. at St. Therese Parish, San Diego. Funeral Mass March 20, 11 a.m. at St. Therese. Burial to follow at El Camino Memorial. Donations to San Diego Hospice, 4311 3rd Ave. San Diego, CA 92103.

Barela, Jose Lawrence
Jose Lawrence Barela - Huerfano World - January 20, 2000 - Jose Lawrence Barela, 52, of Walsenburg, passed away Jan. 16, 2000. He was born on March 24, 1947, in Fowler, Colo., to Joe and Stella Barela. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Lawrence (Marcie) Barela Jr. and Lenny Barela; daughter, Lisa (Rudy Roybal) Barela; granddaughters, Elizabeth Salas, Giana and Jada Barela; and two grandchildren on the way. He is also survived by his brothers, Jim Barela, Walsenburg, Dan (Vela) Barela, Kempner, Texas, Geno Barela, Dave (Theresa) Sanchez, Pueblo, and Bob (Nancy) Barela, Augusta, Ga.; sisters, Cathy (John) Jasdzewski, Trinidad, Doris Barela, Denver, and Stella (Hugh) French, Walsenburg; two aunts; mother-in-law, Rose Herrera; close family friends, Angie Treece, Betty Maes and Theresa Lobato; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Stella Barela; sister, Lorraine Barela; niece, Jamie Bobian; goddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez; father-in-law, Tito Herrera; and sister-in-law, Martha Barela. Lawrence was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Combat, Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device and a Purple Heart. Lawrence was an avid Broncos fan. He enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, restoring old cars, hunting, fishing and working in his yard. He especially enjoyed taking scenic drives with his friends. He had a great sense of humor and two of his favorite pastimes were renaming those closest to him with nicknames and disguising his voice over the phone. Lawrence was a kind and generous man who opened his heart and home to everyone. He was always first to lend a helping hand. He deeply loved his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, recited by Vera Espinoza. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Flag presentation, Fort Carson.

Barela, Joseph
Joseph "Ted" Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2005 - Joseph "Ted" Barela, of Walsenburg, Colo., entered into rest May 11, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born in Gardner, Colo., on May 11, 1934, to Tobias and Maria Nifa Barela; he was 71 years of age. Mr. Barela is survived by his brother, Tobias Barela of Colorado Springs; nephews, Anthony Barela of Walsenburg, Toby, Tom and Danny Barela, all of Colorado Springs; niece, Julie Barela of Colorado Springs; great-nephews, Jeffery and Andrew Barela; great-nieces, Peggy and Emily Barela; special cousins, Vera Espinoza and Gina Aragon. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Tobias and Maria Nifa Barela; sister, Julia Barela; brothers, Eloy and Horace Barela. Visitation, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, followed by service, 6 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005; all services at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 711 W. Second St., in Walsenburg, followed by burial at the Gardner Cemetery, with Pastor Gary Luna, officiating.

Barela, Lorraine
Lorraine Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Lorraine Barela, 43, of Pueblo, passed away July 4, 1998. Born on May 10, 1955, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by her daughter, Jamie Bobian; and granddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez, who both passed away with Lorraine. Also preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Stella Barela- and her father-in-law, Joe Bobian. Survived by her husband, Bernard Bobian of Pueblo; daughter, Lynette Ortega of Pueblo; granddaughter, Emily Sandoval of Pueblo; brothers, Jim Barela and Lawrence (Helen) Barela, both of Walsenburg, Daniel (Vela) Barela of Copperas Cove, Texas, Gene Barela and Dave (Theresa) Sanchez, both of Pueblo, and Bob (Nancy) Barela of Augusta, Ga.; sisters, Cathy (John) Jasdzewski of Trinidad, Doris Barela of Denver, and Stella (Hugh) French of Walsenburg; mother-in-law, Dorothy Bobian; special friend, Betty Maes of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law; other relatives, friends; and the family pet, Taj," whom she loved dearly. Viewing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after each service. Donations to the family can be made at First National Bank of Walsenburg. Huerfano World - July 9, 1998 - Lorraine Barela, 45, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died July 4, 1998. Born May 10, 1955 in Walsenburg, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jamie Bobian and granddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez, who died with her. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Bobian of Pueblo; a daughter, Lynette Ortega, Pueblo; a granddaughter, Emily Sandoval, Pueblo; brothers, Jim Barela and Lawrence Barela, Walsenburg, Daniel Barela, Copperas Cove, TX, Gene Barela and Dave Sanchez, Pueblo and Bob Barela, Augusta, GA; sisters, Cathy Jasdzewski, Trinidad, Doris Barela, Denver and Stella French, Walsenburg; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Bobian, Walsenburg; special friend, Betty Maes, Pueblo; nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, friends and the family pet, Taj. Vigil rosary Thursday (today) at 7 p.m. and mass Friday at 10 a.m., from Holy Family Church in Pueblo. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after each service. Donations to the family can be made at First National Bank in Walsenburg.

Barela, Marie Elsie
Marie Elsie Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2003 - Marie Elsie Barela, born on June 27, 1930, in Trinidad, Colo., departed this life on March 30, 2003, following a brief illness. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Patricia and Jerry Chacon, Rebecca and Ed Fox, Martin and Michelle Vigil; along with special friend, Lorraine Vigil; and former spouse, Zack Vigil. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is welcomed to heaven by her parents, John and Mollie Barela; her sons, Steven and Dennis Vigil; and her grandsons, Michael Chacon and Paul Fox. Your smile, your kiss, your gentle hug, Mama, we will miss your love. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. No viewing at her request.

Barela, Martha
Martha Barela - Huerfano World - September 22, 1994 - Martha Barela went home to the Lord on 9/13/94. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband Jim Barela and her children, Donna (John) Rodriguez, Vivian Martinez, Susan (Max) Aguirre, Sonny (Christi) Barela, Penny Ross and Doug Barela. Also her grandchildren whom she loved so much. J.B. (Shirley) Rodriguez, Martin & Roy Rodriguez, Vicki, Vanessa & Valerie Martinez, Missy & Marti Sue Aguirre, Jordan, Cheyenne & Autum Barela, Jessica Ross and Kayla Barela. Martha was also blessed with her great grandchildren, Mickey Rodriguez, Isiah Garcia and Andrew Martinez. Survived by her beloved parents Onesimo & Priscilla Romero, sisters, Theresa Bates, Patricia Mestas, Maryann Chavez, Rose Grandbush, Gloria Archuleta, Geri Montoya, Dee Dee Romero and brother Oney Romero Jr. She leaves her mother-in-law, Stella Barela, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many loving friends. Martha loved bingo, yard sales, and going to car shows with her husband. She was a certified nurse's aid and a member of the National Hot Rod Association. Martha was co-owner along with Jim of Jim's Car Care in Walsenburg. Her entire life was devoted to taking care of those she loved. Pre-deceased by son-in-law Mike Ross, Granddaughter Cherokee Barela, and Father-in-law Joe C. Barela. Burial was at North St. Mary Cemetery.

Barela, Mary Tiva
Mary Tiva Barela – Albuquerque Journal - December 17, 2000 - Mary Tiva Barela. Our precious mother, Mary Tiva Barela has gone home to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Manuel. Mom was born in Garcia, CO, on October 28, 1922. She passed away in Albuquerque, December 7, 2000. Our mother relocated to Albuquerque in 1976 where she owned and operated a restaurant until 1992. Mom and dad moved back to Pueblo, CO to enjoy their retirement. Our mother was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tibo and Beatrice De Herrera; three brothers; and a sister. She is survived by her loving children, Robert Amos and wife, Rita, Dennis Amos and wife, Eva, Manual Armijo and wife, Judy, Corrine Barela-Aguilar and husband, LeRoy; her precious grandchildren, Charidee, Ian Amos Christopher Navarrette, Jennifer Samantha Amos, Jeremy Aguilar; two great-grandchildren, Seth Gregory and Samantha. She is also survived by a brother, Louie De Herrera; a sister, Lillie Armijo and husband, Henry; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives that she loved so very much. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those who knew and loved her. A Memorial Service will be conducted Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St NW. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barela, Max
Max Barela - Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - May 23, 2006 - Cheyenne, WY - Max Barela, Sr., 92, of Cheyenne passed away May 19 at United Medical Center-West. He was born Jan. 3, 1914, in Trinidad, Colo., and had lived here since 1949. He worked in the store department at Union Pacific Railroad, retiring after 35 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mr. Barela is survived by his wife, Vicki Barela of Cheyenne, whom he married June 6, 1949, in Greeley, Colo.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Paula Barela and Max Jr. and Susan Barela, all of Cheyenne; two daughters, Patricia Barela and Cynthia Barela, both of Cheyenne; one sister, Esther Sabado of Cheyenne; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Palmiria Barela; a daughter, Debbie Barela; brothers, Raymond Barela and George Barela; and a sister, Margaret Sierra. Funeral Liturgy will be 1 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Moss officiating. Interment will be in Olivet Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Barela, Danny Barela Jr., Ian Fegan, Josh Steiner, Ralph Sabado and Joe Martinez.

Barela, Mollie
Mollie Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1998 - Mollie Barela, 84, passed away Nov. 15, 1998, at Minnequa Medical Center. Mrs. Barela was born in Trinidad on March 27, 1914, to the union of Martin and Dolores Ortiz Barela. They precede her in death, as does her husband, John Raymond Barela. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot General Supply Division in 1963. Survived by her faithful and loving daughter, Marie Barela- grandchildren, Patricia (Jerry) Chacon, Becky (Eddie) Fox and Martin (Michelle) Vigil- numerous great-grandchildren- and other relatives and friends, including former son-in-law, Zack Vigil. At Mollie's request, no formal services. Cremation. Family will receive friends at 1608 Genes St.

Barela, Orlinda A.
Orlinda A. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2004 - Orlinda A. Barela, 75, passed away Nov. 16, 2004. Survived by her brother, Augustin "Augie" (Susan) Barela of Pueblo; sisters, Maria Garcia of Pueblo and Clara Barela of Phoenix, Ariz. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Lucinda Barela; brothers, Ruben and Edward Barela; and sister, Frances Gomez. At her request, no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Barela, Pablo Antonio
Pablo Antonio "Tony" Barela - Delta County Independent – April 26, 2004 - Pablo Antonio "Tony" Barela, a longtime resident of the North Fork area, died Friday, April 16, 2004, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 94. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge, with James Gall officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery with members of the UMWA #6417 and Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807 performing graveside rites. Mr. Barela was born on Jan. 30, 1910, in Antonito, to Jose S. and Carmelita (Cordova) Barela. He spent his childhood in the San Luis Valley and attended school at the Emerson School in Grand Junction. He married Paula M. Gonzales on March 5, 1932, in Alamosa. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 1997, in Hotchkiss. Mr. Barela retired in 1970 after a long career in coal mines. He started in the mines at Walsenburg, and then went to Baldwin before a lengthy term at Bowie. He worked for the Bowies themselves until they sold the mine. He was presented a 70-year membership pin from the union. Mr. Barela lived in Bowie 25 years before moving to Hotchkiss 32 years ago. He attended the Paonia Christian Church and was a member of the UMWA #6417, Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807 and the Sociedad Proteccion Mutia de Trabajadores Unidos in Antonito. He enjoyed fly fishing, yard work, playing bingo and dancing. He is survived by six daughters, Priscilla Chacon of Alamosa, Patricia Meadows and husband Phillip of Oakhurst, Calif., Sharon Kirkpatrick and husband Kirk of Hotchkiss, Denise Mitchell and husband Brad of Kansas, and Joan Dove and husband Orlan and Noema Martin and husband Dawayne, all of Grand Junction; a daughter-in-law, Donna Barela of Sandy Utah; one sister, Tillie Osckle of Denver; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several half brothers and sisters. An eighth great-great-grandchild is on the way. He was preceded in death by a son, Rudy L. Barela; a son-in-law, Albert Chacon; and a brother-in-law, Joe Osckle. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Fork Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 127, Hotchkiss, CO 81419, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

Barela, Paul
Paul Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2003 - Paul Barela, 82, of Pueblo, died July 18, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Luciano and Maria G. Barela; four sisters, one brother and two children, Veronica and Roy Paul Barela. Survived by children, Joseph Gurule, Gloria Barela, Raymond (Margie) Gurule, Pauline Duran, John (Carmen) Baca and Katherine McConnell. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, at Roselawn Chapel and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church. Rosary and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family can be reached at 2624 Atlanta Ave.

Barela, Pete A.
Pete A. Barela – Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1997 - Pete A. Barela, 61, of Colorado City. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Cremation. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. [No additional information.]

Barela, Robert
Robert Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1999 - Robert Barela, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 8, 1999. He was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Trinchera, Colo., to Roberto and Catlina Barela. Mr. Barela served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Florence (Navarette) Barela, in 1993, and brothers, Lorenzo, Dan, Ruben and Juan Barela. He is survived by his siblings, Joe Barela and Rose Trujillo; children, Clifford Barela, Tillie (Danny) Marmolejo, Anita Barela, Robert P. (Cindy) Barela and Karl Barela. Beloved grandfather of Andrea, Emiliano (Prudence), Rocardo and Tina Marie Barela, David (Esperanza), Danielle and Christopher Marmolejo, Damien, Ashely, Erik, Lisa Barela and Randi Barela. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Both services to be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at St. Leander Catholic Church, Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Barela, Rudolph Anthony
Rudolph Anthony "Tony" Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2003 - Rudolph Anthony "Tony" Barela, 46, affectionately known as "Shorty," passed away April 30, 2003, in Denver. Survived by his mother, Mary Grace Barela, Pueblo; children, Michael (Yolanda) Valerio, Toniann Montoya, Nicholas Montoya and Paul Montoya; siblings, Madeline (Jim) Santos, Lucille (Jim) Garbiso, both of Pueblo, Cindy (Dick) Annett, Littleton, Andy (Tracey) Barela, Colorado Springs, Judy Barela-Wiseman, Pueblo West; special friend, Georgianne Martinez; grandchildren, Aliyah and Shaelynn; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Allyson) Santos, Greg Santos, Matthew Garbiso, Melanie (Javier) Rowen, Shawnte Maes, Amanda Annett, Sara Jo and Andrew Barela, Katelyn Wiseman and Lane Wiseman. Preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Barela on Nov. 14, 1990. Tony was born June 9, 1956, in Pueblo and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He specialized in auto body repairs and was a perfectionist at his trade. His family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Father Edward G. Pettit as celebrant. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Barela, Stella
Stella Barela - Huerfano World - March 22, 2001 - In Loving Memory of Stella Barela, on her anniversary March 19. - Verse - Sadly loved and missed by, Daughter-in-law Helen Barela, grandsons Lawrence, Lenny, granddaughter Lisa Barela, great-grandchildren.

Barela, Theresa M.
Theresa M. Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2003 - Theresa M. Barela, 80, departed this life April 3, 2003. Born Sept. 20, 1922, in Sopris, Colo. She was a homemaker known for her tantalizing green and red chile dishes. She also knitted and did crochet work. Her life revolved around her grandchildren. She was a little lady, but when she spoke and gave that certain look, the children knew grandma meant business. Predeceased by her parents, Melisendro and Eulalia (Baca) Gutierrez; her beloved husband of 54 years, Bennie Barela; and several siblings and other relatives. She was a member of the American GI Forum Ladies Auxiliary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She leaves to cherish her memory children, LeRoy Gurule, Rosalie Martinez, Nita (Ken) Wheeler; sister-in-law, Evelyn Barela; grandchildren, Cindy Gurule, Rosalie Gurule, Gary Gurule, Kortney (Rob Smith) Roldan, Kristil (Brad) Padula, Eric (Karlie Ginther) Hernandez, Stephen Hernandez, John Wheeler, Kendra Wheeler; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as other relatives and friends. The Barela family would like to thank the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of our mother. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. James F. Koenigsfeld, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 171 Cornell Circle.

Barela, Willie Arthur
Willie Arthur Barela - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2005 - Willie Arthur Barela , 73, passed away January 6, 2005 in Colorado Springs, CO. Willie was born January 10, 1931 in Gardner, CO to the late Manuel & Augustina (Peralta) Barela. In 1958 he married Phyllis Santisteven in Canon City, CO. Willie was employed horticulturist. He began his career in 1958, and retired from the US Air Force Academy Civil Service in 1998. After his retirement, he worked at the Eisenhower Golf Course until 1997. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Phyllis of Colorado Springs, daughters; Judy Barela Maestas (Victor) and Esther Barela-Kenworthy (Gerry Lefebre) all of Colorado Springs, CO, 2 brothers; Benny and his wife Ophelia Barela, David and his wife Mary Barela, sisters; Jenny and her husband Eloy Cruz, and Teresa Barela, all of Colorado Springs, CO, and a grandson that Willie raised, Timothy Barela. Other survivors include a total of 7 grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Joe Barela, and 2 sisters; Flora Duran and Viola Soto. Funeral services will be held on Tues, January 11, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Willie will be greatly missed.

Barela-Vargas, Celia
Celia (Sally) Barela-Vargas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1999 - Celia (Sally) Barela-Vargas, 82, entered the presence of the Lord, May 7,1999. Preceded in death by her parents, all her brothers and sisters. Survived by her husband, Paul Vargas- six children- seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Mrs. Vargas. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. today, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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