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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Basakas, Haris
Haris Basakas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Haris Basakas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Haris Basakas: Greek, age 36, married with one surviving child. 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.

Basch, Harold J.
Harold J. Basch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2000 - Harold J. Basch, 75, Pueblo, Feb. 25. Inurnment, Trinidad Cemetery. Funeral Home, Trinidad. Family may be contacted at 303-426-4749. [No additional information.]

Basgal, Dolores
Dolores DeGrado Basgal - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1987 - Dolores DeGrado Basgal of 2851 Lancaster, June 12, 1987. Wife of Raymond Basgal. Mother of Wilbert DeGrado, Pueblo; and Carl (Myra) DeGrado, Aurora, Colo. Sister of Margie Coffey, Pleasanton, Texas; Marie James, Pueblo; and Donald (Betty) Vaughn, Pueblo. Stepmother of Ramona (Robert) Kent, St. George, Utah; Pamela (Lance) Fry, Fresno, Calif.; Vickie (Nick) Durand, Albuquerque, N.M.; Zoetta (Dan) Reimer, Colorado Springs; and Brenda Thornton, Albuquerque, N.M. Survived also by 15 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends. Born in Sugar City. Mrs. Basgal was a longtime resident of Pueblo. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, where services will be held. Rosary recitation, 8 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. Friends will be received at the home of Wilbert DeGrado, 1341S. Lane 25, after the Mass on Monday. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Those who wish are asked to send memorials to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Day Care, c/o St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt, Pueblo, 81004.

Basques, Bonifacio
Bonifacio Basques - Westland News - August 21, 1919 - Bonifacio Basques was killed and his father-in-law, Rufacio Garcia, dangerously wounded following a quarrel at a dance hall with two men at Pueblo, said to have been Juan Trajilla and Joe Savas. The quarrel started in the hall because the alleged murderers objected to criticism by Garcia as to their actions. It was finished in the street an hour or so later, when Trajilla and Savas are said to have drawn revolvers and fired upon Basques and Garcia.

Basquez, Delfino Jr.
Delfino Basquez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2004 - Delfino Basquez Jr., 73, passed away Aug. 24, 2004 from a long fight with cancer. He was born May 7, 1931 to Della Aragon and Delfino Basquez in Trinidad. He served in the Army and then was employed by the Army Depot until retirement. He is survived by his wife Betty Basquez, Canon City; one brother: Leroy (Gloria) Basquez, Pueblo; three sisters: Corrine (Johnny) O'Quinn, South Carolina, Della Mestas, Pueblo, Josie (John) Gomez, California; four sons: Robert (Gloria) Blea, Colorado Springs, Rudy Basquez, Rye, Rodney Basquez, Pueblo, Kenny (Geri) Basquez, Pueblo, three daughters, Irene Basquez, Denver, Nancy (Juan) Aragon, Pueblo, Tracie Basquez Colorado Springs; seventeen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by both parents and daughter-in-law Sally Basquez. Family and friends are invited to gather at 1810 E. 18th St. in Pueblo or 1405 Sherman in Canon City on Aug. 29, 2004, 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Sept. 2, 2004, 11:00 a.m. at Cotopaxi Community Church in Cotopaxi. Burial will follow in Rye at Sunnybrook Cemetery.

Basquez, Joseph N.
Joseph N. Basquez - Fort Collins Coloradoan - August 15, 2004 - Joseph N. Basquez, 73, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at his home in Northglenn. A service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant St. in Northglenn, followed by interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. in Denver. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, and a rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Olinger Highland Mortuary, 10201 Grant St. in Thornton. Joseph N. Basquez was born on Jan. 8, 1931, in Branson, the son of the late Joseph I. and Delphina Basquez. He married Gloria J. Baca, of Trinidad, on Aug. 17, 1957, in Raton, N.M. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1949 and from Adams State College in 1959. He served in the Navy as a boatman's mate aboard the USS Telfair from 1950 to 1954. Joseph was a corporate field audit supervisor for the Colorado Department of Revenue for 34 years. He retired in 1993. He was a member of the Elks Club in Denver. He loved golfing, traveling and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gloria, 63, of Northglenn; sons, Edward, 46, and his wife, Patricia, 46, of Northglenn, and Alan, 40, of Northglenn; daughters, Donna Massongill, 43, of Thornton, and Anna Basquez, 29, of Fort Collins; six granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. Joseph's surviving siblings include brothers George and Wilfred, both of Denver, Paul, of Lakewood, and Chris, of Highlands Ranch; and sisters Amy Mondragon, of Arvada, and JoAnn Keith, of Johnstown. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Basquez, Maximo
Maximo Basquez – Haswell Herald – August 24, 1916 – Mike Bargues, 27, was shot in the stomach and fatally wounded by Sadie Lawson, with whom, the police say, he had been living at 1309 Elm street, in Pueblo. Bayfield Blade – October 6, 1916 – Woman Guilty of Manslaughter – Pueblo – Mrs. Sadie Lawson, charged with the murder of Maximo Basquez on the night of Aug. 15, was found guilty of manslaughter after the jury had been out over five hours. The jury recommended the leniency of the court. The conviction of Mrs. Lawson was the second one of the week in which a woman was found guilty of manslaughter in the District Court. Mrs. Martha Gallimore received a like verdict for the murder of Albert Long.

Basquez, Modesto Bonifacio
Modesto Bonifacio "Mo" Basquez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2005 - Modesto Bonifacio "Mo" Basquez, 58, born Nov. 1, 1946, went home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, Manuel Basquez. Survived by his mother, Mary Basquez; sisters, Elena (O'Neill) Wolf, Patricia (Angel) Del Real; brother, Robert (Bertha) Basquez; sister, Vivian Lucero; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and friends. Modesto was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as a Spec. 4 Combat Engineer. He was an artistic soul who enjoyed painting and creating artwork. Modesto will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private inurnment to follow service with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to thank Westwind and the staff for there services and care.

Bassett James D.
James D. “Papa” Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2002 - James D. “Papa” Bassett died July 5, 2002, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital after a two-year battle with cancer. Mr. Bassett was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Chelsea, Okla. He was formerly of Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Bassett was a member of Grace Church of Nash, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans and retired from Red River Army Depot as a woodworker. Mr. Bassett was an avid fisherman and traveler and loved camping in the Colorado Rockies. He was a former member of St. Charles Senior Citizens Club and Share Colorado in Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father Albert Bassett. Mr. Bassett is survived by his wife Judy Bassett of Texarkana, Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dona and Richard Skaggs of Pueblo, Colo., Tami and Randy Henson of Texarkana, Texas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike and Jamie Bassett of Texarkana, Texas, and Russell Bassett of Texarkana, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Steven) Hicks, Bradley Bassett, Randy Henson Jr., Ashley Bassett, Sandi Bassett and Brittney Bassett, all of Texarkana, Texas, and Jeremy Skaggs of Pueblo, Colo.; his mother, Ann Bassett of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters, Joanna (Wayne) Miller and Kay (Fred) Quint, both of Pueblo, Colo.; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Roselawn Chapel, Roselawn Cemetery & Funeral Home, interment to follow. The family will be at 191 Lakeshore Drive, Texarkana, TX, 75501, and at 1576 Bronco Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81006.

Bassett, Ann
Ann Bassett – Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2009 - Ann Bassett, 95, passed away Aug. 10, 2009. Survived by her children, JoAnn (Wayne) Miller of Pueblo West and Kay (Fred) Quint of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Judy Bassett of Texarkana, Texas; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and ten great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bassett; son, James Bassett; granddaughter, Sherri Bothwell; and five brothers. Ann was born to Denton and Glessie Iiams on Oct. 15, 1913, in Pueblo, Colo. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. Viewing, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, and service, 10:30 A.M. Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bassett, C. R.
C. R. Bassett – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 19, 1877 – Mr. C. R. Bassett, late of Moline, Illinois, died at his room on the lower end of Santa Fe avenue yesterday afternoon. The deceased came to Colorado about four weeks since, suffering with a bronchial disease which he hoped our climate would cure. Like many others he delayed coming too long, and the change only hastened his death. It seems strange that so many persons suffering with lung and throat diseases will delay coming to Colorado until they are ready for the grave, and then leave their homes and friends to die among strangers. The effects of the dead man were turned over to the probate judge.

Bassett, Debra Jean
Debra Jean Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1999 - Debra Jean Bassett, 43, of Mesa, Ariz., Passed away Friday, July 23, 1999, in Mesa. Mrs. Bassett, a homemaker, was born in Craig, Colo., and raised in Pueblo Survivors include her husband, Dan- son, Justin- daughter, Erica-parents, Alvy and Dorothy Mennelus, scores of boys and girls that called the Bassett house their second home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Bassett, Ella
Mrs. Ella Bassett - World Independent – September 10, 1956 - Mrs. Ella Bassett Dies In Pueblo Hospital, Aged 79 - Mrs. Ella Bassett, 79, resident of Huerfano County since 1898 died in a Pueblo hospital this morning after a three weeks illness. Mrs. Bassett was born in Rice, Texas, May 18, 1877. As a young woman she came to Walsenburg and had made this her home since that time. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Leslie of Walsenburg and Charles of Los Angeles, by ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced later by the Burress Memorial Chapel.

Bassett, Lillian
Lillian Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Lillian Bassett, July 19, 1987. Wife of Ellsworth Leroy Bassett, who passed away Feb. 11, 1971, and mother of Robert (Claire) Bassett; John (Mabel) Bassett and Walter (Ellen) Bassett, all of Pueblo. Survived also by her 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Albert (Ann) Bassett, Pueblo; and Charles Bassett, Rocky Ford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bassett was a longtime member of Liberty Baptist Church, where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, under the direction of Pastor William L. Waye. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Liberty Baptist Church in Mrs. Bassett 's memory.

Bassett, Misty Eve
Misty Eve Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Misty Eve Bassett passed away on July 5, 2000, in Jackson, Miss., as the result of an automobile accident. Misty was born Feb, 4, 1984, in Colorado City, Colo., and had lived in Portugal and Luxenburg, before moving to Bolton, Miss., just over two years ago. She was a student at Rebul Academy and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her survivors include her parents, Cabot and Anita Bassett, of Bolton, Miss.; five sisters, Heather Roquemore of Denver, Colo., Heidi Bassett of Preston, England, Summer Bassett, Ashley Bassett and Aspen Bassett, all of Bolton, Miss., three brothers, Clinton Bassett of Fort Collins, Cade Bassett of Logan, Utah, and Shane Bassett of Rexburg, Idaho; her grandmother, Margaret Evenson of Rye; and her grandfather, Herald Bassett of Lovell, Wyo. Friends are invited to gather at the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints in Rye at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye.

Bassett, Roberta Naomi
Roberta Naomi Bassett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1986 - Roberta Naomi Bassett, 75, 1402 Washington, Rocky Ford, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at the home of her son in Fowler. Survived by husband, Charlie Bassett of Rocky Ford; son, Martin (Mikell Ann) Bassett, Fowler; three brothers, R. C. Yoder and Owen Yoder, Rocky Ford, and Arrild Yoder, Memford, Ore.; sister, Mabel Chowning, Rocky Ford; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Service, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, Emmanuel Chapel, Ninth and Pine, Rocky Ford. Burial, Hillcrest Cemetery.

Bassetti, Jimmie P.
Jimmie P. Bassetti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1999 - Jimmie P. Bassetti, 87, was called by the Lord on March 7, 1999. She was born in Boswell, Okla., on Oct. 24, 1911, to Lois (Morrow) and Bill Williams. Jimmie spent most of her life in Aguilar among her many dear friends. Her greatest love was Jesus and her family. Jimmie loved cooking and baking. She prepared many large meals on many occasions. Jimmie loved to make things with her hands, afghans, pillows and blankets for the children. She loved the spring and enjoyed working in her yard. Jimmie and Joe Bassetti had two sons, Joe Jr. and Larry W.- and one daughter, Bobbie Jean. Preceding her in death are parents, Lois and Bill Williams- stepfather, Charles B. Smith- beloved husband, Joe Bassetti- infant son, J.C. Bassetti- sister, Eunice Serra-brothers-in-law, Maurice Bisulco, Gregg DeBella- sisters-in-law, Iva Smith, Mabel Smith- and infant great-grandson, Dustin Horvat. Jimmie leaves to love her son, Joe (Phyllis) Bassetti Jr., Pueblo- granddaughters, Darlene Bassetti, Fort Collins, Tami (Allen) Horvat, Pueblo- great-grandchildren, Shandra, Brandon and Jared Horvat, Pueblo- grandson, Anthony (Debbie) Bassetti, Pueblo-great-grandchildren, Terren Nicol and Elle Marie Bassetti, Pueblo- son, Larry(Grace) Bassetti, Tucson, Ariz.- grandson, Gary (Nora) Bassetti, Lafayette, Colo.- great-grandchildren, Kyle and Travis Bassetti, Lafayette, Colo.-grandson, Chris (Shawna) Bassetti, Thornton- great-granddaughter, Rene O'Brien, Thornton- grandson, Mark (Brin) Bassetti, Boulder- daughter, Bobbie Jean (Matt) Lucero, Aguilar- grandson, Robbie (Kim) Lucero, Aguilar-great-granddaughter, Brooke Lucero, Aguilar- granddaughter, Robin (Jack)Stanton, Pueblo- great-grandson, Jake Stanton, Pueblo- sisters, Evelyn Bisulco, Trinidad, Julie DeBella, Trinidad- brothers, C.B. Smith, Pueblo, John Carol Smith, Colorado Springs- brother-in-law, John Serra, Aguilar-sister-in-law, Louise Bassetti, Grand Junction- numerous nieces, nephews another relatives. Jimmie will be sadly missed by her family and dear friends living in the Grand Junction, Trinidad, Aguilar and Walsenburg areas. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon-2 p.m. at St. Anthony Church in Aguilar. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony Church with Father Ben Bacino, Father George Uralikunnel and Pastor Bud Van Lue officiating. Interment will follow at the K.P. Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Anthony Parish Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Horvat, grandson, J.C. Serra, nephew, Angelo Pugnetti, Bill Smith, Jody Smith and John Serra. Active pallbearers are grandsons, Anthony Bassetti, Gary Bassetti, Chris Bassetti, Mark Bassetti, Robbie Lucero and Jack Stanton. The family maybe contacted at 410 E. Main, Aguilar. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home

Bassetti, Joe
Joe Bassetti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1987 - Joe Bassetti of Aguilar, April 7, 1987, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Trinidad, at age 78. Mr. Bassetti was preceded in death by his father, Donato; stepfather, Marco Moser; mother, Annie Moser; sister, Annie, and brother, Vince Bassetti. Survived by his wife, Jimmie; sons, Joe Jr. (Phyllis) Bassetti, Pueblo, Larry (Grace) Bassetti, Boulder, and a daughter, Bobby Jean (Matt) Lucero, Aguilar; sisters, Angelina Toller, Walsenburg, and Esther (Bill) Bressan, Grand Junction; mother-in-law, Lois Smith, Aguilar; sisters-in-law, Louise Bassetti, Grand Junction, Evelyn (Maurice) Bisulco and Julie (Gregg) DeBella, Trinidad, and Eunice (John) Serra, Aguilar; brothers-in-law, Carol Smith, Leadville, and C. B. (Iva) Smith, Pueblo; grandchildren, Darlene (Jim) Anderson, Fort Collins, Tami (Allen) Horvat, Pueblo, Gary (Nora), Chris, and Mark Bassetti, Boulder, and Robbie, and Robin Lucero, Aguilar; great-grandchildren, Shandra and Brandon Horvat, Pueblo; also nieces, nephews and other relatives. Born in Berwind June 18, 1908, he worked in the coal mines in his early life and became a self-taught welder, mechanic, body and parts man, and was bookkeeper for the Ford Motor Co. in Aguilar. He became owner and operator of the Navajo Service Station arid Repair Shop until he was forced to retire due to illness. He lived in Aguilar all his life, where he raised his family and enjoyed his dear friends. Mr. Bassetti belonged to Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1727, and the Mohawk Tribe 38. In his younger years, he was active in town government, serving on the Aguilar town board. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Services for Mr. Bassetti will be 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church, with the Revs. Tom Quinn and Lee Kline officiating. Interment, K. P. Cemetery, Aguilar. Pallbearers for Mr. Bassetti will be his grandsons, Anthony, Gary, Chris, and Mark Bassetti, Robbie Lucero, and nephew J.C. Cerra Family may be contacted at the family residence in Aguilar.

Bassi, Bert
Bert Bassi – Bayfield Blade – May 28, 1915 – As a result of a self-administered dose of strychnine taken at the Monte Cristo saloon in Trinidad, when in the company with a woman by the name of Muriel Vendome, Bert Bassi died on a cot at the police station.

Bassi, Louis
Louis “Louie” Bassi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Louis “Louie” Bassi, 81, passed away April 7, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister. Survived by brother, Mario (Josephine) Bassi, Monte Vista, Colo.; sister-in-law, Rose Bassi, Loveland, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Louie served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific and was a member of St. Patrick Church. He was a certified public accountant and loved fishing and the outdoors, especially the Cuchara area, and was an avid mushroom hunter. Louie was a very caring person, always giving of his time and talent to anyone in need. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Pius X Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Note: Mr. Bassi's and Mrs. O'Rourke's funerals will be held at the same time and place.

Bastian, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Bastian - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2002 - Dorothy May Bastian, 78, born on Jan. 20, 1924, in Fowler, Colo., passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Olympia, Wash. She is preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; and survived by her children, Myrna Kelloff and Milton Bastian; her sister, Mary Spargur; and two grandchildren. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2002, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Her final resting place will be Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Basto, Frank
Frank Basto – Durango Democrat – February 11, 1909 – His Paltry Gold is a Misers Lot – (By Associated Press.) – Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 10. – Frank Basto, an Italian hermit known to have had considerable money was murdered in cold blood tonight at his house.  Robbery was supposed to be the motive.  The murderer escaped leaving no clew.

Batchelder, Michael Dee
Michael Dee Batchelder - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2002 - Michael Dee Batchelder, 47, of Avondale passed away July 29, 2002. Cremation has taken place. [No additional information available.]

Bate, Royal William
Royal William Bate - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2004 - Royal William Bate, an Oak Creek, Colo., resident, went to be with the Lord May 8, 2004. Royal was born in Fillmore, Utah, on July 18, 1916, to Harry and Lilah Bate. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mildred L. Bate; daughter, Gayle (Rex) Keller of Oak Creek, Colo.; grandson, Troy (Brenda) Keller of Rio Rancho, N.M.; granddaughter, Tina (Tom) Holliday, Oak Creek, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Sami Jo Keller, Garret and Kaci Holliday; brother, Ronny Bate, Wetmore, Colo.; sister, Nelda Bass, Canon City, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randall; sisters, Norma Gene Storms and Neva Clair Chiaro. Royal retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1973 after 30 years of service. After retiring, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, Colo.

Bates, Charles E.
Charles Emerson Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2002 - Charles Emerson Bates, 55, passed on Oct. 13, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Chuck was born Dec. 1, 1946, in Granada Hills, Calif. His parents, Erica and Pat Bates, and a favorite uncle, Bill Thorn, all of California, preceded him in death. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Chris, Noah and Colin; a brother, Robert (Sara) Bates of California; and aunts, Patsy Thorn of California and Wyoming Engstrom of Wyoming. Chuck had especially close friendships with the library board president, Glenn Ballantyne, and his sister-in-law, Susan Becchetti, of California. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Valparaiso University in 1968. As a member of the National Teacher Corps, he earned a Master of Urban Education from Loyola University, Chicago. In 1973, he received his Master of Arts in Information Science from Dominican University, Chicago. After working in Illinois and Wisconsin libraries, Chuck moved his family to Pueblo in 1981, when Frank Barkman, then president of the library board, offered him the position of library director. As director of the Pueblo City-County Library District for 21 years, Chuck built the Lamb, Barkman and White Branch Libraries. With his leadership, the library board has successfully passed two mill levy referendums and the $14 million bond issue for the new Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library. In 1997, he received the Colorado Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Chuck's strong competitive spirit was expressed in his success with advancing library services countywide, and in his competitive swimming and intense practice of yoga. Chuck served leadership roles on the boards of Rosemount Museum, Rotary No. 43, Arkansas Valley Regional Library Service System and the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. He served for six years as president of the church council of King of Kings Lutheran Church, was chairman of the call committee and played in the bell choir. There will be no public viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. In an attempt to accommodate his friends, two similar memorial services will be held at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood. You are encouraged to attend at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, or 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002. The family will receive guests on Thursday from 3 until 5 p.m. at the Pueblo Country Club, 3200 Eighth Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pueblo Library District Building Fund or to the King of Kings Lutheran Church. Donations may be made through the mortuary.

Bates, Charles R.
Charles R. Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - Charles R. Bates, 83, passed away May 22, 2001. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment and Masonic graveside service, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Bates, Eugene Edwin
Eugene Edwin Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Eugene Edwin Bates, 71, passed away at his home on April 19, 1999. He had been a resident of Pueblo since 1962. Born in Port Washington, Wis., on April 25, 1927. Preceded in death by his father, Ray E. Bates- and recently by his mother, Lucile Joy Bates. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Doris A. (Towne) Bates- daughters, Patti (Rex) Garza, Beulah, Colo., and Peggy (Charlie) Gonzales, Colorado Springs, Colo.- and son, Ray (Cindy) Bates, Beulah, Colo. Grandfather of Jody and Cody Gonzales, Colorado Springs, Colo., Jenifer and Nick Bates, Pueblo, Colo., and Rex and Julie Garza, Granada Hills, Calif. Mr. Bates was a former charter member and officer of the State Four-Wheel Drive Club. Gene was retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute and enjoyed traveling. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. There will be no services scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Bates, George
George Bates - Akron Pioneer Press - June 23, 1922 - Pueblo - George Bates, 12 years old, was burned to death while asleep in his home when fire caused by a defective flue completely destroyed the two room house occupied by his father, an uncle and himself.

Bates, Henry
Henry Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2003 - Henry Bates, 80, of Pueblo, passed away April 25, 2003. Born Aug. 1, 1922, in Arkinda, Ark. Survived by his loving wife, Goldie Bates; children, Linda Lisenby, Loretta Bates, Dave Bates, Reba Brannum and Kelly Bates; sister, Shirley (Winifred) Tunnell; seven grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Faith Baptist Church. Officiant, Pastor Clay Austin. Interment, Roselawn.

Bates, Oriska K.
Oriska K. Bates - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 1999 - Oriska K. Bates, 81, passed away March 5, 1999. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 2-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Battaglia, Mary M.
Mary M. Battaglia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Age 88, born March 5, 1913, passed away Feb. 17, 2002. Predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Russell Battaglia; and brothers, Tony and Frank “Sharky” Masciantonio. Survived by son, Joe R. (Dorothy) Battaglia; grandchildren, Mario (Jacqueline) Battaglia, Pueblo West, and Corey Battaglia, Denver; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Taylor Battaglia; nephew, Joe (Wilma) Lindenmeier; sisters, Anna Williams and Rose Catulli, both of Pueblo, and Jeanette Coors, Texas; sisters-in-law, Mae Rogers and Doris Masciantonio; special friend, Eda Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed being with her family. She was a longtime member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE Ladies Auxiliary and The Ladies Fidelity Lodge. Viewing, Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the entombment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the El Pueblo Boys Ranch in her memory.

Batterton, Virgle I.
Virgle I. Batterton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1999 - Virgle I. Batterton, 86, passed away Aug. 30, 1999. Services, 2 p.m. Friday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, today from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Peacock Funeral Home.

Battiste, Camilo
Camillo Battiste - World Independent - February 21, 1930 - Many Pay Tribute To Pioneer Miner In Services Here - Camillo Battiste, Owner of Turner Boarding House, Buried Wednesday. More than 250 persons paid a final tribute to Camillo Battiste, pioneer Cameron miner, and proprietor of the Turner boarding house at funeral services held Wednesday from the St. Mary's catholic church. Battiste died in Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, Monday. He came to Colorado from Tyrol, Italy and worked at Cameron mine for 29 years. His wife, Mrs. Ida Battiste, two brothers and five sisters in Italy, and three children - Bruno, Paul, and Laura - survive. The services were in charge of Furphy Undertaking Co.

Battiste, Tony
Tony Battiste - Albuquerque Morning Journal - August 4, 1910 - Lynching Averted - Florence: To prevent a threatened lynching at the hands of his fellow countrymen, Peter Salvi, an Italian who last night shot and killed Tony Battiste, a fellow Italian in a saloon at Coal Creek, a mining camp near here, was rushed to Canon City in an automobile by the county authorities. Battiste who was a leader among the Italians espoused the cause of a cousin who was a rival of Salvi's for the affections of a young Italian girl. In the quarrel that ensued, Salvi drew a revolver and shot Battiste dead. The murder created intense excitement among the Italian miners who formed to lynch Salvi.

Battle, Marrell Clarence Sr.
Rev. Marrell Clarence Battle Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1999 - Rev. Marrell Clarence Battle Sr., 71, Fountain, Colo., Passed away July 28,1999. Rev. Battle was the Pastor of New Life Church of God In Christ in Fountain. He maintained an outreach program where he would routinely deliver food and clothing to people in need, find shelter for those down on their luck and even take money out of his pocket to give those in need. Some were real, some were not, Rev. Battle did not care. He would say, "Well if they're not, the Lord will take care of that." Rev. Battle would always refer to himself as the "miracle man." While serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he was wounded by a missile blast and left for dead. He was laced in a body bag and transported with other bodies to a central point. When other military personnel saw the bag moving, they got medical help. After extensive surgeries, he recovered. He received the Purple Heart, among other decorations, and retired with 30 years military service and the rank of Sergeant Major E9. In addition to pastoring his church, Rev. Battle served as the Secretary for the National Evangelist Department of Church of God In Christ. He is resident of the State Evangelist Department and Executive Finance Secretary for the Southern District of the Church of God In Christ. Rev. Battle had also served 8 years in the U.S. Navy, and 10 years as a Police officer in his home of Richmond, Va. Visitation, 7-9 p.m. Monday at Israelite Church of God in Christ, 123 Security Blvd., in Security. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Living Springs Worship Center, 640 Manitou Blvd., Colorado Springs. Burial to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Rev. Battle is survived by his beloved wife, Lenora Battle- children, Deborah D. Martin, Marrell C. Battle Jr.- sister, Fanny B. Constant- 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22031 in his memory.

Batuello, Antonia
Antonia Batuello - Huerfano World - March 12, 1992 - Antonia Batuello of Walsenburg died in a Colorado Springs hospital Mar. 9, 1992. Mrs. Batuello retired in 1988 from First National Bank in Walsenburg where she had worked as head teller at the main branch and manager of the drive-up bank. She had also worked as a bookkeeper for Kirkpatrick Mercantile. Mrs. Batuello was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Mario Batuello, Walsenburg, three daughters, Constance Archuleta, Apache, Sylvia Seaborn, Pleasanton, CA, and Rosemary Fall, Vancouver, WA; three sisters, Jennie Gonzales and Lucy Montoya, Pueblo and Margaret Martinez, Oceanside, CA; four brothers, Felix Medina, Newark, CA, Julian Medina, Walsenburg, John Medina, Pueblo and James Medina, San Leandro, CA; her mother-in-law, Mary Batuello, Walsenburg; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Batuello, Cynthia M.
Cynthia M. Batuello - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1999 - Cynthia M. Batuello, our precious angel, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Oct. 14, 1999. Born Oct. 6, 1970, Cynthia is survived by her parents, George and Verna Batuello of Pueblo West; brothers, Stephen (Kristy) Batuello, Joseph (Clare) Batuello; sisters, Amanda (Chad) Montoya, Lisa (Brian) Ellcott, Kari Batuello and Alaina Batuello; grandmothers, Mary Batuello of Walsenburg and Thelma Caldwell; uncles; aunts; a niece and nephew; and numerous cousins. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fortino Blvd. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Pueblo West.

Batuello, George
George D. Batuello - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2002 - George D. Batuello, 70, of Pueblo West, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away March 20, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Verna; sons, Stephen (Kristy) and Joseph (Clare); daughters, Amanda (Chad) Montoya, Lisa Elliott, Kari (Rogelio) Rubalcava and Alaina Batuello; grandchildren, Dominic, Erin, Antonia, Mackenzie, Isabella, Francisca and Anthony; brother, Louis Batuello; and sister, June (Rudy) Todd. Also survived by nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia; son, Paul Anthony; his parents, Joseph and Mary Batuello; and brothers, Joseph and Mario. George was born and grew up in Walsenburg, Colo., where he graduated from St. Mary High School. He was manager of St. Mary Credit Union and then was a representative for the Colorado Credit Union League, where he worked for 29 years. He was active in the community and served on the Huerfano County School Board and Walsenburg City Council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Young Democrats and had been chairman of the Huerfano County Democratic Party. He moved with his family to Pueblo West in 1991. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Adrian Comer Funeral Home on Friday, March 22, followed by recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., also at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002, at St. Pius X Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with a reception to follow at Adrian Comer Reception Hall.

Batuello, Mary
Mary Batuello - Huerfano World - December 20, 2001 - Mary Batuello, 98, of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2001.  Mrs. Batuello was born in Trento, Italy on Nov. 23, 1903.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and St. Mary Church. Mrs. Batuello is survived by her children, June (Rudolph) Todd, Arvada, George (Verna) Batuello, Pueblo West, and Geno Batuello, Pueblo; grandchildren, Joseph, Stephen, Tiffani and Rosemarie; a brother, Nedine Floria, Argentina; and numerous great grandchildren and friends.  Services, St. Mary Church; Rosary, Dec. 19, recited by Oress DeHerrera.  Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, with Fr. Ben Bacino officiating.  Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery.

Baucus, Clifford L.
Clifford L. Baucus - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2002 - Clifford L. Baucus, 71, passed away July 9, 2002. Survived by sister, Norma Huckaby of Vineland. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Baudino, Enis P.
Enis P. Baudino - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2000 - Enis P. Baudino of Aguilar passed away in Pueblo on Jan. 20, 2000. She was 86. She was born in Bear Creek, Colo. on Oct. 21, 1913, to Maria Bellina and Bartolo Pugnetti. Together with her husband, Angelo, they owned and operated Baudino Transfer until his death in 1960. She then carried on the family business until her retirement in 1982. Enis was a doting and loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking. Preceding her in death are parents, Maria and Bartolo Pugnetti; husband, Angelo Baudino, in 1960; and son, Franklin Baudino, in 1979. Survivors are children, Gerald (Charlene) Baudino, Aguilar, Robert (Beverly) Baudino, Aguilar, Angela (Joe) Geiser, La Veta; daughter-in-law, Elaine Baudino, Aguilar; sister, Elvira Scuzzaro, Aguilar; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home Chapel and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar. Funeral, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at St. Anthony's Church with recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, followed immediately by the funeral Mass with Father Phil Coury as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Gary Baudino, Jerry Baudino, Craig Baudino, Robbie Baudino, Michael Baudino and Joe Geiser Jr. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to St. Anthony's Church in memory of Enis, c/o 125 South Fir, Aguilar, Colo., 81020. The family may be contacted at the Gerald Baudino residence in Aguilar. Arrangements made under the direction of the Funeral Home.

Bauer, Charles E.
Charles E. Bauer - Huerfano World - December 6, 2001 - Charles E. "Sonny" Bauer, 76, of Fowler and formerly of La Veta, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo.  He was born April 5, 1925 at Rouse, the son of Charles E. Sr. and Clara Mary Cassai Bauer.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18 and served in the European and Pacific theaters.   He was a member of the La Veta VFW Post, the Masonic Lodge at Manzanola, was a member of the Huerfano County Historical Society and Museum Board, a member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association, the Brand Inspector Board and La Veta School Board Advisory Council.  He had lived in La Veta, where he was involved in ranching for over 38 years, until moving to Fowler two years ago.  He is survived by his wife, Maurine, of the family home.  They were married at Manzanola on Nov. 28, 1957.  Also surviving are two daughters, Judy (Ron) Berg, of Yuma, AZ, and Mary (John) Arnold, of Fowler; and four grandchildren, John Albright, of La Veta, Kimberly Tucker, of Norman, OK, and Stephen and Douglas Arnold, of Fowler.  At his request, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Vineyard Chapel at Cuchara with Rev. Mike Christian officiating.  Family prefers memorials to La Veta QRT team or Fowler Fire Department and may be sent in care of the funeral home.  Arrangements by the Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler.

Bauer, Henry P.
Henry P. Bauer - Huerfano World - April 12, 1990 - Mass of Christian Burial for Huerfano native, Henry P. Bauer of Denver, was Wednesday from All Saints Catholic Church in Denver. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Denver. Mr. Bauer died Apr. 8, 1990, in a Denver hospital. Mr. Bauer lived in Walsenburg for a number of years, operating a service station and working for Lenzini Motor Co. He later moved to Denver where he was employed by Gates Rubber Co. Survivors include his wife Bruna (Bernie), Denver; daughter, Carolyn Bauer, Denver; a sister, Ernestine Benine, Walsenburg; a brother, Otto Bauer, Portland, OR, numerous nieces and nephews.

Bauer, Kelli R.
Kelli R. Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2005 - Kelli R. Bauer, 41, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord June 4, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 17, 1963, in Lincoln, Neb., to Ora and Laura Moore. Preceded in death by her mother, Laura Moore. Survived by her father, Ora "Doc" Moore; her loving husband of 13 years, Larry Bauer; sons, Justin and Joshua Bauer; brothers, William Moore, Scott (Patty) Moore; father-in-law, Dwaine Bauer; mother-in-law, Glenda Bauer; brother-in-law, Randy Bauer; sister-in-law, Sherri Moore; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memo0rial Gardens.

Bauer, Marie
Marie Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2000 - Marie Bauer, 77, passed away at a local hospital. Services and interment will be held in Fort Morgan. [No additional information available.]

Bauer, Mary Colleen
Mary Colleen Dobbs Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2005 - Mary Colleen Dobbs Bauer, SC, 1949-2005. In loving memory of Mary Colleen Dobbs Bauer, 56, who passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 13, 2005. Her father, Joseph Bauer of Jackson, Mich., preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, Catherine Bauer; her sister, Marsha (Ron) Kokoczka; her brother, Larry (Cindy) Bauer, all of Jackson, Mich.; her brother, Phillip Bauer of San Francisco, Calif.; niece, Julie Kokoczka; a nephew, Jason Kokoczka; and a grand niece, Abigail Kokoczka. Her chosen families, Annikki Hakala, the Sisters of Charity, her beloved animals and numerous friends of Bill W., also survive her. Mary graduated from High School in 1967 and then entered the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She then began her life-giving career of nursing that brought her to Colorado first serving at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo and then with Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 4pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be given to Susan G. Komen Foundation; Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission; Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bauer, Nina Dorothy
Nina Dorothy Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2001 - Nina Dorothy Bauer, 89, passed away Dec. 12, 2001. She was born Nov. 8, 1912 in Pueblo to Frank and Frances (Tisol) Boitz. She was a retired Registered Nurse and graduate of the University of Colorado Nursing School. She was preceded in death by her husband Martin H. Bauer, of Denver, and brothers and sisters: Frank Boitz, Pauline (Lee) Sabo, Stan Boitz, Ed Boitz, Ludmilla (Milly/Milt) Boitz, Frances (Tain) King, and Ben Boitz. Nina was the last surviving member of the Vineland, Colo. family. Nina is survived by her son, Stan Bauer, of Flora Vista, N.M.; nieces Mary Lee Konty, of Denver; Sally Marshall, of Pierpont, Ohio; Janis Sylvia, of Canon City, Colo.; and nephew Dan Boitz, of Tucson, Ariz. Graveside service was 2p.m. Dec. 18 2001, at Chapel Hills Cemetery in Denver.

Bauer, Russel Dale
Russell Dale Bauer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2002 - Russell Dale Bauer, age 37, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 12, 2002, at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center, in La Junta. Born June 28, 1965, in Lamar, Colo. Preceded in death by Father, Delmar Dale Bauer. Married to Shelly Crawford, October 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. He worked as a Truck driver for Rocky Ford Pet Foods. Survived by wife, Shelly Bauer, of Rocky Ford; children, Delmar “BO” Bauer, Thomas Bauer, Megan Bauer, Aaron Bauer, all of Rocky Ford; mother, Marjorie Dale (Les) Davis of Parker, Colo.; brother, Brett Bauer of Pueblo; sister, Carmen (Tom) Noble of Alaska; niece, Ali Noble of Alaska. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Rocky Ford Cemetery. The pastor, John Dell officiating.

Baugh, Ben
Ben Baugh - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2001 - Age 60, passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Cremation. Visitation today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. [No additional information available.]

Baughan, Russell T.
Russell T. Baughan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Russell T. Baughan, 90, died March 13, 2005, in Pueblo. He was born Dec. 15, 1914, in Lincoln, Neb., and was a longtime resident of California before moving to Colorado to be closer to his family. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ginny, of the family home. He also is survived by his daughter, Carol Cervi; grandchildren, Tracy (Tim) Vinci, Joey (Lynn) Cervi and Steve (Kristie) Cervi. "Grampa Pow" as he was known to his family, also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren, T.J. Vinci, Thomas Vinci, Tori Cervi, Julianna Cervi, Geno Cervi, Michael Cervi, Nicholas Cervi and Christopher Cervi. Russ was a great sports fan who loved the University of Southern California Trojans and the Denver Broncos. He enjoyed both playing and watching golf and he followed thoroughbred horse racing as well. Russ loved the company of others and was friendly to all. He traveled widely throughout his life, and he would engage his grandchildren with stories from his trips abroad. Russ also loved animals, especially his German shepherds, Lady Spice and Hildie. A memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday, at the George McCarthy Funeral Home chapel, with a lunch immediately following in the small hall at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling. Private internment. The family would like to offer special thanks to their neighbors in Pueblo West, healthcare providers and friends, Jackie Casey, Sandy, and all the "angels" at Visiting Angels, Dr. George Birks and his staff, Dr. Mark Stevens at Urgent Care, and the staff at the Sharmar Village Care Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home in Russ' name to the Pueblo County Animal Shelter or the Pueblo Zoo.

Baughman, Diana M.
Diana M. Baughman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2002 - Diana M. Baughman was born June 23, 1936, and passed away Oct. 25, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Burke and Emily Torrence; and by her sister, Beverly Rogers. She is survived by her children, Dale (Kathy) Baughman, Doug (Terry) Baughman, Larry (Diane) Baughman, all of Pueblo, and Linda (Lloyd) Hickey of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Chad (Janet), Brad and Shanda Baughman, Brandon (Jamie), Corey, and Aaron Baughman, and Jordan Hickey; brothers, Edward (Beth) Wagner, and Bennie (Bonnie) Torrence; and sister, Carol (Dennis) Kucerik; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baughman, Jessie I.
Jessie I. Baughman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1987 - Jessie I. Baughman, 95, passed away July 24, 1987. Survived by a daughter, Margaret (Al) Newton, Casper, Wyo.; daughter-in-law, Elaine Warner, Eckert; grandchildren, JoAnn Leftwich, Grand Junction; Lynda Goldsberry, Tucson, Ariz.; and Eric Newton, Kemmerer, Wyo. Survived also by eight great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Karl P. Baughman in 1980; a son, John P. Baughman, 1968; and a daughter, Mary Lou Tallman in 1972. Born Dec. 22, 1891, in Erie, Texas, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Well known for her beautiful needlepoint and her wit and humor. Member of the First United Methodist Church and a life member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES. Mrs. Baughman will lie in state at the funeral home all day Sunday and Monday until 9 p.m. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. Eastern Star Service by Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers those who desire may contribute to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice direct or through the funeral home office.

Baughman, Lloyd C.
Lloyd C. Baughman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2006 - Lloyd C. Baughman, 73, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, departed this life June 30, 2006. He was born in Stockton, Kan. on Aug. 11, 1932, to Lloyd and Myrtle Baughman, both deceased. Preceded in death by his brother, Cleo and wife, Freddie Baughman; Diana Baughman, mother of Lloyd (Dale), Douglas, Larry Baughman and Linda Hickey. Survived by his wife, Kathleen A. Baughman; children, Lloyd Dale (Kathy) Baughman, Douglas (Terry) Baughman, Larry (Diane) Baughman, Linda (Lloyd) Hickey; sister, Joyce (Virgil) Petersen; Kathleen's children; Carolyn Martin, Marylyn High, Anna Pullaro, Kathy Colletti, J.D. Martin, Gary Martin, David Martin and Theresa Martin and numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed at the CF&I for 30 years in the material handling department. He loved fishing with family, traveling, dancing, playing cards and socializing with the CF&I Over the Hill Gang and Pueblo Senior Walkers. At Lloyd's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wild West Cowboy Church, formerly known as Sunset Park Christian Church, located at 1025 S. Prairie Ave. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at SRDA, Meals on Wheels, H.E.L.P., Karen Akin and loving friends and family. Those who desire may make memorials to the surviving family or SRDA in lieu of flowers.

Baulesh, K'Niess
K'Niess Baulesh - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - K'Niess Baulesh, 83, of Fort Collins, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 3, 1999. Mrs. Baulesh was an elementary school teacher for District 60 for 40 years. She was a longstanding member of the Alpha Delta Kappa, a University Women's Sorority. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1982; and also by her sister, Alta Smith. She is survived by her children, Diana Onstott, Robert (Beverly) Baulesh and David (Terri) Baulesh; grandchildren, Mark, Rachel and Raphael Onstott and Amanda, Kira, Kristen, Eric and David Baulesh; sisters; Jerrie Mildon and AIetha Sewell. Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at Funeral Home with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Baulesh-Onstott, Diana K.
Diana K. Baulesh-Onstott - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2002 - Diana K. Baulesh-Onstott, 58, passed away Oct. 23, 2002. She is survived by children, Mark (Dina) Onstott, Rachael (Quintin) Onstott-O'Connell, Raphael (Tracy) Onstott; and three grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bauman, Leona M.
Leona M. Bauman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Leona M. Bauman, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 9, 2003, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, George Bauman, and five siblings. Born to John and Amelia George (Pabst) on March 15, 1915, in Gilead, Neb. Survived by daughter, Jacqueline (Bob) Driscoll; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baum-Griffith, Sally Y.
Sally Y. Baum-Griffith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1999 - Sally Y. Baum-Griffith, 42, passed away Jan. 3, 1999. Survived by her parents, Fred and Janet Baum, Pueblo; sons, William D. and Jesse L. Griffith, both of Oregon; sisters, Sandra Baum and Stephanie Nunn, both of Pueblo; aunts and uncles, Joseph (Nancy) Graham, Shirley (Ronald) McCreary and Patty (Fred) Corkle; nieces and nephews, Jonah Chun, Mario (Ginger) Gernazio, Tiffany Gernazio, Danny Nunn, Charlie Whitworth, Billy Whitworth, Lanis Lance, Scott Lance and Jennifer (Andre) Jessup; former husband, William Griffith Jr.; special friends, Stanley Nakama, Jack Johnson, Wayne Oster and Tom Smith. Preceded in death by her sister, Susan Baum-Gernazio. Viewing from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday. Service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home.

Bavington, David L.
David L. Bavington - Bayfield Blade - August 19, 1909 - Pueblo, Aug. 13. - While his wife lay beside him in bed this morning, David L. Bavington, a well known blacksmith, who resided here for years shot himself through the head and died instantly. Awakened by the report of the gun Mrs. Bavington attempted to arouse her husband, but finding he had killed himself gave a scream that aroused the house and then fainted. Bavington used an automatic revolver and the steel bullet passed entirely through his head, entering at the right side and emerging at the left ear. The act was committed at 5:30 this morning, an hour before the time at which Bavington usually arose. Although Bavington had left no note or had given no intimation that he contemplated suicide, his friends are certain that the cause was ill health and financial losses. For years Bavington operated a blacksmith shop here and accumulated considerable property. Having been stricken with kidney trouble he sold out his business and his home and with his wife left for the northwest. After a comparatively short sojourn in the northwest he decided to return to Pueblo and if possible repurchase his old business. This he was unable to do and he gradually spent his money until recently his wife in an effort to assist him had been taking in sewing. Bavington was 52 years of age. He formerly was a resident of Cripple Creek where he is very well known. He stood high in the business circles in Pueblo.

Baxter, Celus V.
Celus V. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1987 - Celus V. Baxter, born August 31, 1897, in Hopeton, Oklahoma, passed away Jan. 11, 1987, in Pueblo. Predeceased by his wife, Ella E. Baxter, Sept 22, 1977. Our beloved Patriarch is survived by his son, Celus (Pat) Baxter Jr., Dallas, Texas, and his daughter, Ellen Roskopf, of Pueblo. Grandfather of James Celus (Joanne) Roskopf, Addison, Ill.; Jeanne Pilz, San Jose, Calif.; Michael Celus (Vicky) Baxter, Stromsburg, Neb.; Kay (Gary) Perkins, Dallas, Texas; Mark Celus (Rhonda) Baxter, Dallas, Texas, and Beverly Vogt, Naperville, Ill. Survived also by great-grandchildren, Jesse Francis; Michael (Janet) Roskopf; Carole (Kenneth) Drake; Robin Roskopf; Daniel (Mary) Francis; Stephanie Francis; Brent Celus Baxter; Charlie Miller; Bryan Perkins; Stacy Perkins; Can-dice Baxter; Nathan Celus Baxter; Michele Baxter and Robert Celus Baxter. In addition, Mr. Baxter is survived by three great-g r e at-grandchildren. Mr. Baxter retired from Western Electric Co., August 31. 1962, after 39 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone . Pioneers and served with the U.S. Army during World War I. He had been a resident of the Villa Pueblo for the past 14 years. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Les Dobbins, pastor, Belmont Baptist Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Baxter, Charles E.
Charles E. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1921 - The funeral of Charles E. Baxter was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the chapel of T. G. McCarthy and company. Rev. W. T. Hilton conducted the services. A choir from the Bethel Methodist Episcopal church composed of Mesdames Blain, Howe, Crick, Swearingen, Chivington, Minnick, Thompson and Mr. Howe and Mr. Thomas, sang "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me." The flower bearers and pall bearers were members of the W. O. W., M. W. A., Painters Union and the Bethel church. The flower bearers were S. R. Durham, F. S. Reed, H. A. Morris and P. C. Stoner. The pall bearers were Charles Carara, Edward Spoelstra, E. Brandon, C. L. McCarthy, E. N. Swartz and Homer Fraker. The burial was in the family burial plot at Roselawn.

Baxter, Clara Marie
Clara Marie Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1998 - Clara Marie Baxter of Pueblo West. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at the Kirkwood Memorial United Presbyterian Church in Penrose with Pastor David Bribach officiating. Private family inurnment at a later date.

Baxter, Clarence
Clarence Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2000 - Clarence Baxter, age 88, passed away Oct. 30, 2000. Born March 25, 1912, in Elk City, Okla., to James William and Mary Emma Baxter, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Lonnie, Charlie, Bill and Louis, and sisters, Lela and Nora. Mr. Baxter is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eva Baxter, and children, Joe (Venita) Baxter, Mary (Jim) Kirkland, and Helen (Dave) Wade. Grandfather of Victor (Vicki) Baxter, Guy Baxter, Amy (Phillip) Daniels, Ronda (John) Neumeister, Baxter Kirkland, Tracey (Greg) Abel, Missy (Destry) Lusk, Summer Wade, Mike Dockter, and Kristen Chandler. Great-grandfather of Becky, Augusta and Julie Baxter, Samantha Bernal, Sean and Shayla Daniels, Brandie, Brooke and Chance Dockter, Loren and Logan Neumeister, Jace and Reese Kirkland, Brandon Abel, Quade, London and Seychelle Lusk. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Imogene Baxter, Eads, Colo., and Elizabeth Baxter of Rockford, Ill., and special caregiver, Amanda Bertrand. Mr. Baxter was a rancher in the Rye area for 44 years. Viewing, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral service, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, 2 p.m., Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo. The family will receive friends at the family home, 10669 Baxter Road, after the interment. A special thank you to the caregivers at Life Care Center in Pueblo.

Baxter, Edna Alice
Edna Alice Baxter – Pueblo Chieftain – April 23, 1930 - The funeral of Mrs. Edna Alice Baxter will take place this afternoon at 3:30 from the residence of Raymond C. and Mrs. Lillian Thatcher.  Rev. Hugh T. Gary will officiate.  Interment will be in the family burial plot in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

Baxter, Edwin W.
Edwin W. Baxter - Huerfano World - December 6, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1897: Edwin W. Baxter, 22, died of typhoid fever.

Baxter, Edwin W.
Edwin W. Baxter - Bayfield Blade - July 28, 1910 - Edwin W. Baxter, a resident of southern Colorado for forty years, died at Pueblo at the age of sixty-two.

Baxter, Eva Pauline
Eva Pauline Baxter - The Greenhorn Valley View - August 22, 2007 - Long-time Rye resident Eva Pauline Baxter passed away Aug. 14, 2007, at the family home. Eva was born Aug. 9, 1916 in Alva, OK to Lawrence and Nellie Dilger. She moved at age 10 to Friona, TX, with her parents and her brother Arlin. Eva married Clarence Baxter on Nov. 4, 1933, in Clovis, NM. Clarence and Eva, along with their children, moved to Rye in May, 1956, after buying the Pine Grove Ranch. Clarence passed away in October, 2000, after 67 wonderful years with Eva. Eva is survived by: her three children, Joe (Venita) Baxter, Mary (Jim) Kirkland and Helen (Dave) Wade; grandchildren, Victor (Vicki) Baxter, Guy Baxter, Amy (Phillip) Daniels, Ronda (John) Neumeister, Baxter (Brianna) Kirkland, Tracey (Greg) Abel, Missy (Destry) Lusk, Summer (Rick) Frevert and Mike Dockter; great-grandchildren, Becky Baxter, Augusta Baxter (Ryan Villarreal), Julie (John) Baxter-Taft, Samantha Bernal, Sean and Shayla Daniels, Brandie (Bret) Sutton, Brooke (Devin) Boisvert, Chance Dockter, Loren and Logan Neumeister, Jace, Reese and Charli Kirkland, Brandon Abel, Quade, London, Seychelle, and Quent Lusk, and Maxwell Frevert; great-great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Blasing, Drennan and Emiree Sutton; loyal caregivers, Mary Gall, Julie Baxter-Taft, Augusta Baxter, and Chelsea Miller; sister-in-law, Imogene Baxter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sat., Aug. 18, 2007, with burial services at Brookside Cemetery.

Baxter, Francis Condie
Francis Condie Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Francis Condie Baxter, born Sept. 4, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA passed away on June 8 after a long battle with cancer. After enlisting in the Army in 1947 at the age of 17, he served 22 years as an infantryman and professional Non-Commissioned Officer to include two years of combat operations during the Korean War and two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam. He also served with the Mountain Search and Rescue Team as well as the 5th Army NCO Academy at Fort Carson in between overseas tours. His military awards include the Combat Infantryman's Badge (with star), two Purple Hearts, and two Bronze Stars. Following his retirement from the military service, he worked for the D&RGW Railroad as a brakemen/ conductor until his retirement in 1992. Frank had a special affinity for the landscapes and history of Colorado and especially Pueblo where he occasionally gave historical lectures to the Pueblo Historical Society and other organizations. He was an outstanding cook and an avid antique glass and bottle collector and has been recognized locally and nationally for his contributions to the hobby. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Kaye Baxter; sister Lydia M. Baxter; son Alan (Michelle) Baxter; adopted children Joerg Baxter, Ingrid Kemper, and Devon (Nathan Millet) Baxter; and stepchildren Debra (Jeff) Einfeldt, Duane (Cindy) Greenwood, Dennis (Janice) Greenwood, Deanne (Mike) Fipps, Darrin (Bernadette) Greenwood; 27 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Frank C. Baxter and Lydia S. Baxter of San Marino, CA. Memorial services will be held Sat., June 12 at LDS Church, 1411 Fortino Blvd., Pueblo at 10am. The family would like to thank the Fuente de Vida Hospice where donations may be made.

Baxter, Gene C.
Gene C. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Gene C. Baxter, age 80, a former 30-year resident of Rye, passed away in Colorado Springs on April 8, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Wilma R. Baxter; two sons, Gary and Keith Baxter; and one daughter, Sherry Kravig. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 14 at the Shrine of Remembrance. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. A reception will be held at Center Point Church, at the corner of Yosemite and Park Meadows Drive in Lonetree, Colo., following the interment.

Baxter, Infant
Infant Baxter – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 4, 1874 – Alderman Baxter's infant son died on Monday night and was buried on Tuesday afternoon.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their affliction.

Baxter, Jennie
Jennie Baxter - Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 21, 1872 - Died in Pueblo, Monday, the 20th inst., of brain fever, Jennie, oldest daughter of O.H.P. and Edna A. Baxter, aged four years. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. Church to-day (Tuesday) at three o'clock p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Sad Affliction – A sudden sharp stroke of affliction has visited the family of O.H.P. Baxter, in the death of a little daughter, a wee fairy sprite, only four years of age, whose eyes shone like diamonds, whose laughter was soft music, and who was at once the pride, the joy, the sunlight of the family circle. On Saturday last, the little one was prostrated with a violent attack of brain fever, and although all was done that kindness or skill could suggest, nothing checked the progress of the insidious disease, and yesterday afternoon with a gasp and flutter, the sands of the young life which seemed to be nursing a bud of the richest promise, ran out, to meet again in that happier place, where sickness, pain and death have no further terrors, and where the promises of Him are redeemed, who spoke: “I am the Resurrection and the Life.” We sincerely sympathize with the parents in the great loss they have sustained, and trust that the cup of bitterness now pressed to their lips, will only serve to remind them that their darling has merely been transplanted to the fairer regions – there to watch and wait for their coming. Due notice of the funeral services is given in another place. Colorado Daily Chieftain - May 21, 1872 - Pueblo - Died - In Pueblo, Monday, the 20th inst. [the present month], of brain fever, Jennie, oldest daughter of O.H.P. and Edna A. Baxter, aged 4 years. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. church today (Tuesday) at three o'clock p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.

Baxter, John
John Baxter - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 13, 1871 - John Baxter, a resident of Denver since 1859, died suddenly in that town on Sunday. On Monday, Chris. Graham, of the Railroad House, also died suddenly. Cause, in both cases, cramp in the stomach.

Baxter, John
John Baxter - Bayfield Blade - September 30, 1909 - While pushing coal cars for the Trinidad Electric Railway, by whom he was employed, John Baxter, eighteen years of age, was run over and fatally injured. Both legs were crushed below the knees and he received internal injuries. He died at the hospital five hours later.

Baxter, Oliver H. P.
Oliver H. P. Baxter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1910 - O. H. P. Baxter, Pueblo Pioneer, Passes Peacefully Away After Short Illness. Much Beloved Citizen Who Has Watched Pueblo Grow From Frontier Village Goes to His Reward. O. H. P. Baxter, one of the most loved and respected citizens of Pueblo, a prominent man throughout the state, a pioneer to Colorado, passed away at his home at Grand avenue and Fifteenth Street about 10:30 last night. Mr. Baxter was in good health until last Sunday. He declined rapidly for two days and his death was looked for on Wednesday. He recovered slightly, however, on Thursday and it was thought that he had a chance to live until a few hours before his death last night. A statement as to the cause of death has not been given out by the physician. He was 74 years of age. Mr. Baxter was respected by all who knew him. He had an unlimited number of acquaintances and friends in Pueblo and southern Colorado, many of whom since his death has been expected have expressed themselves that his word was ironclad and that there was no more loved man in the entire state. He was a friend of the friendless and his deeds of charity, unheralded to the public, were legion (legend?). Born in Harrison County, Indiana, Oct. 31, 1835, he secured his education there, and when 24 years old set out for the Rocky mountain region with a party of men whose spirits were as bold as his own. They traveled over the country in prairie schooners and arrived on the banks of the Arkansas in the fall of 1859. There were no railroads in Colorado at that date. There was no Pueblo. After searching the mountains for gold for a short time Baxter with a few others took up some land twenty miles east of here and engaged in farming and cattle raising. When the railroad came the settlement was named Baxter. Mr. Baxter was married in 1867, while still in the ranching business, to Miss Edna Alice Henry, daughter of J. W. Henry, a wealthy rancher of the same district. It was about this time that the Indians became troublesome and the settlers in all the western country were in constant danger of their lives. Sectional repulses did no good. A regiment was organized under the leadership of Colonel Chivington, settlers from all over the state volunteering their services. The Indians had been terrorizing the country in and about where Pueblo now is. The regiment met up with them on Sand creek and destroyed the entire tribe, squaws, papooses and all. O. H. P. Baxter was a captain in this regiment. In 1868 he removed to the then arising town of Pueblo and engaged in the milling business. Old settlers of this city recall the mill which ground out their flour and which stood where the post office now stands. It was in that day a long way from the city. After many years of prosperous milling the growth of the city demanded that the mill be torn down and Mr. Baxter went into the banking business. The American National bank absorbed his time and energy up until a few years ago. Since that time he has conducted a real estate office. Mr. Baxter was a member of the Odd Fellows, having joined that organization in 1856 at his home in Indiana. He was the first noble grand of the Pueblo lodge. He was also a member of the Southern Colorado Pioneers' association. He is survived by a wife and two daughters, the latter of whom are Mrs. W. L. Bruner, of Chicago, and Mrs. A. E. Starkloss, of Philadelphia. These children of the deceased were informed by telegraph when their father was first taken seriously ill, but were later told that he was better. Word was sent of the death last night and both will arrive in the city before the funeral. Yuma Pioneer – April 22, 1910 – O. H. P. Baxter, who died in Pueblo the other day was the first of seven brothers to take up the cause of the North when the Civil War was declared. He was captain of Troop G, Colorado cavalry. Several of his brothers, too young at the time to be enlisted, succeeded, however, in getting into the army in 1864. No two were in the same company or regiment, nor did they see each other until the war was over. All seven were captains, and perhaps no family in the country holds the record that equals the Baxters. They held their only reunion since the war in 1893 in Madison, Ind., and this was the last time all were together.

Baxter, S.D.P.
S.D.P. Baxter - Huerfano World - February 20, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Died at Badito, S.D.P. Baxter, 92, who has been postmaster at that place since the early days. [Editor's Note: S.D.P. Baxter died February 10, 1902. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, February 13, 1902, Page 1.]

Baxter, William
William Baxter - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 2, 1922 - Believed to have caught his foot in the stirrup when thrown from his horse, William Baxter, expert horseman and crack rifle shot, was found dead in the road by his brother, Price Baxter, near Undercliffe, Colo. The Baxter brothers have been stationed at Butler pasture in the extreme south central part of Pueblo county as predatory animal hunters for the federal government for the last two years.

Bay, Warren
Warren Glenn Bay - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Warren Glenn Bay, 79, of La Veta, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born Sept. 2, 1913, in Hewlett, WY, to Elmer and Mary Brush Bay, he worked 34 years for the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring Nov. 18, 1968, when he and his wife Marjorie moved to La Veta. Mr. Bay was a jack of all trades and liked to help others find enjoyment. He was an active member of the Huerfano County Historical Society, often lending a hand with maintenance of the museum. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, La Veta; two daughters, Glenda Harrison, Albuquerque, NM, and Nina Bay, Houston, TX; three step-children, six sisters, Violet Morhead and Gladys Friend, La Junta, Pearl Lucus, Velma Dillon, Hazel Wheeler and Dorothy Gillot; a brother, Cecil Bay; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday from First Baptist Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Warren Bay - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Sorely missed by his many friends in the La Veta community will be Warren Bay who died Jan. 1, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center. Before the funeral service Tuesday a noon luncheon was served relatives by B-Loyals in Fellowship Hall, where some gathered to visit after burial.

Bayle, Paul G.
Paul G. Bayle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1987 - Paul G. Bayle passed away at his home Feb. 12, 1987. Survived by his daughter, Mrs. Vivian B. (Leland M.) Latimer; grandchildren, Paul W. (Clara) Latimer, New Jersey, Patty Ann (William) Krueger, Pueblo, and John T. (Sydney) Latimer, Tucson, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Shane J. Poston, Pueblo, Paul Latimer and Lee Latimer, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Tiana Pray of New Jersey. Preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Jessie A. Bayle in 1968. Born Nov. 17, 1894, in San Jose, Calif., and had been a longtime pioneer Pueblo resident, retiring from the CF&I Electrical Department in 1960, being one of the oldest retirees. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Louis C. Stovik officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Beta Sigma Phi Motor Chair Foundation through the funeral home office.

Bayless, Harold Kenneth
Harold Kenneth Bayless - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1987 - Harold Kenneth Bayless, 57, of Hutchinson, Kan., formerly of Pueblo, died April 19, 1987, in Hutchinson. He was born June 15, 1929, in Hutchinson. He married Helen L. Imel July 24, 1948. He worked in pipeline construction business. Survivors include his wife, Helen; three daughters, Karen Houser, Hutchinson; Linda Rosiere, Fort Riley, Kan.; Sandra Heaston, Rocky Ford; two brothers, Gene of Hutchinson, Charles of Pueblo; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Graveside service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Burrton Cemetery. Memorials to the St. Francis Hospital Heart Transplant Unit in Wichita, Kan.

Bayless, J. Fred
J. Fred Bayless – Albuquerque Journal - June 21, 1998 - J. Fred Bayless, former longtime resident and Christian minister in Albuquerque, passed away peacefully in Craig, Colorado, on Wednesday, June 17, 1998, just days before his 94th birthday. He was born June 19, 1904 in Indian Territory, now the state of Oklahoma. Although he quit high school to help support his seven siblings, he later graduated from Johnson Bible College in Tennessee, where he met and married Louise McCamy in 1933. He taught at the college and later served in preaching ministries in Selma, AL; Eureka, KS; Medicine Lodge, KS; Crowell, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Clovis, NM; and Pueblo, CO. He served as minister of Ridgecrest Christian Church in Albuquerque from 1952-1961. He helped found several Bible colleges in the Midwest, and served for 40 years as forwarding agent for his son, David, missionary in Brazil. After retirement from active ministry, he continued to serve as elder in the church here. His beloved wife, Louise preceded him in death in 1992. Fred moved to Colorado in 1996. He is survived by son, David Bayless of Belem, Brazil; daughter, Anne Carr of Craig, CO; grandchildren, Joanne Stanford of Wichita, KS, John Bayless of Albuquerque, Anne Bayless of Belem, Brazil, Keith and Carolyn Carr of Craig; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Ridgecrest Christian Church at San Mateo near Gibson, on Friday, June 26, at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be designated to the Ridgecrest Mission Fund in memory of Fred Bayless.

Bayless, Wayne Arthur
Wayne Arthur Bayless - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2004 - Wayne Arthur Bayless, "Papa", 65, born May 8, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 2, 2004. Preceded in death by his son, Kevin. Survived by his loving wife, Tootie; daughters, Nicki (Jerry) Goddard, Candi (Bob) Holtz; grandchildren, Nicole (Sam), Sammi (JJ), Crystal (Matt), Ashton and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Darius and Tryston. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to invite family and friends to Bongirno's Restaurant, 304 S. Victoria for a gathering following the memorial service.

Baysinger, Josephine A.
Josephine A. Baysinger - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1986 - Josephine A. Baysinger, 92, late of La Veta, died Nov. 23, 1986. Born March 30, 1895. Survived by grandsons, William W. Nelson (Kathy), Pueblo, John A. Cadogan (Vickie), U.S. Navy; granddaughter, Barbara Joan (Nelson) (Charles) Whitehead, Geneva, Neb.; three great-grandsons, William Lee Nelson, Kevin Ray Nelson and Patrick LeRoy Whitehead; two great-granddaughters, Jamie Lee and Becky Lynn Cadogan; brother, Gene Baysinger, Denver; and brother-in-law, Neal Baysinger (Mildred), La Veta. Member of La Veta Baptist Church and numerous auxiliaries. Preceded in death by husband, Frank B. Baysinger; son, William Baysinger; daughter, Olive Jo (Nelson) (Cadogan); sister, Jessie Craig. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, La Veta Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 2630 Seventh Ave.

Baysinger, Neal
Neal Baysinger - La Veta Signature - March 31, 1988 - Neal Baysinger, 94, of La Veta, died at his home Wednesday, March 23, after an illness of several months. Mr. Baysinger was born at Pittsburg, Kansas on December 12, 1893. He traveled to Colorado in a covered wagon with his family when he was two years old. He was raised by uncles when his father died, and spent most of his life in and around the La Veta area. He married Mildred Smith on July 2, 1922 in La Veta and they farmed most of his working life. Mr. Baysinger was the last living World War I veteran in La Veta and possibly Huerfano County. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of La Veta for 70 years. Mr. Baysinger is survived by his wife, Mildred Baysinger, La Veta, a son, James H. Baysinger, Pueblo, 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A girl raised as a daughter, Ruby Southern, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday at the First Baptist Church of La Veta with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Ft. Carson Burial Team conferred military rites at the La Veta Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to the First Baptist Church or charity of own choice. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bayuk, Jean Frances
Jean Frances Bayuk - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1998 - Jean Frances Bayuk, 86, of Pueblo, passed away July 17, 1998. Mrs. Bayuk was born June 20, 1912, in Pueblo, and had lived here all her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Bayuk- son, Robert F. Bayuk- her parents, John and Josephine (Sporar) Merhar- sisters and brothers, Josephine Erjavec, John Merhar (baby), Joe Merhar, John F. Merhar, Frank Merhar, Emil Merhar, Stephanie Showalter, and Bill Merhar. She is survived by her brother, Ed Merhar of California- children, Jack (Phyllis) Bayuk of Pueblo, and Arleen (Don) Podschweit of Illinois- grandchildren, Donald (Teri) Podschweit Jr., Derek (Leslie) Bayuk, and Renae Wilkinson- and numerous great-grandchildren- nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bayuk was born with a strong will, wonderful sense of humor, and a kind and loving heart, and especially loved her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Pius Church, Bishop's Guild, KSKJ, and Altar and Rosary Society. Jean worked as a nurse at the State Hospital for 18 years and for several local nursing homes. She also worked for CF&I during WWII in the 40-Inch Mill as a heat chaser. Her children wish to acknowledge her best friends, Eloise Schmidt and Mary Carruth- and closest neighbors, Reba and Jim Fields. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home with rosary at 7 p.m. Graveside funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Bazer, Veda M.
Veda M. Bazer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2006 - Veda M. Bazer, age 89, passed away May 24, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Missouri to the late John and Cora Belle (Swan) Orndorff. She married Lester Bazer, who preceded her in death in 2000. Veda was a dedicated homemaker. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Veda is survived by children, Elsie Marie Cooper of Littleton, Colo., and Nancy Ann Ehardt of Pueblo, Colo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Ervin Orndorff; and three sisters, Freda Watkins, Lorraine Long and Ruby Scarberry. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice C. Felmlee. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2006, Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, Colo., with Pastor Allen Davis officiating.

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