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Augustus Beach - Colorado Daily Chieftain - April 25, 1876 - Del Norte - Yesterday at a quarter past five a.m., Augustus Beach, formerly an old and respected citizen of Pueblo, died at this place after a brief illness of seven days. His disease was said to be pneumonia. Gus, as he was familiarly called, was highly respected by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. Generous and kind in this disposition he had endeared himself to a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn his early demise. His funeral was largely attended and conducted under the auspices of the Masons, of which he was a member. Adios. Del Norte 4-19-1876
Beach, Connie Jean
Connie Jean Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2003 - Connie Jean Beach, 55, went to her heavenly home on Dec. 16, 2003, after a long illness. Connie was born March 27, 1948, in La Junta, Colo., and lived in Pueblo all of her life. Survived by her parents, Robert "Bob" and Shirley Warren; her loving husband of 38 years, Harvey A. Beach; son, Shane Beach, all of Pueblo; daughter, Kim (Chris) Quick of La Junta; sister, Pat (Jim) Martin of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Ruth Winton of Coal Creek, Colo.; nieces, Tina (Robert) Edwards of Colorado Springs and Bobbi Reynolds of Coal Creek; grandchildren, Ashley, Adam and Aaron Quick; special aunt, Elaine Stewart; and numerous relatives and friends who dearly loved her. Connie graduated from East High School in 1966. She loved softball and was a star pitcher in the state for many years, and was a real people person. Connie was a licensed practical nurse and social worker, although her functions were limited due to her battle with Lupus for 26 years. She was an active member of Bunco's Club, Tops No. CO. 7 and Praise Assembly of God, which she attended for 39 years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation or Praise Assembly of God Church Building Fund, through the funeral home. Connie dearly loved her family and leaves many wonderful memories for them to cherish.
Beach, Robert G.
Robert G. Beach – Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1990 – Robert G. Beach, 82, late of 1806 E. Orman, passed away Jan. 11, 1990. Survived by his son Deane (Ella Mae) Beach, Pueblo; daughter, A'Loah (Gary) Montgomery, Swink, CO; daughter-in-law, Nadine Beach, Littleton; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Amy Hubbard, Lorena Garrison, Evelyn (John) McPherson, Ruth Kuder and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Rudy; daughter, Kay; and son Jack. Member of Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Retired CF&I, Wire Mill. Memorials to Red Mountain Ranch through the funeral home office. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home. Service 1p.m., Monday, Jan. 15, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Monday, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.
Roseanna (McMurtree) Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1998 - Roseanna (McMurtree) Beach, passed away on May 2, 1998, in Grand Junction after a long illness. She was born on March 15, 1911, in Argonia, Kan. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert O. and Lilly (Goring) McMurtree- brother, Floyd D. Jack" McMurtree- and niece, Barbara Edwards. Survived by son, Berton Edward (Elizabeth) Beach, Miami, Fla.- granddaughter, Victoria Beach, Boston- grandson, Christopher Beach, New York- sisters, Edith LaVerne (McMurtree) Beard and Dorothy Louise (McMurtree) Longgrear- sister-in-law, Albina McMurtree, all of Pueblo- nieces and nephews, Robert, Floyd (Gale) Jr., Eddie Lee, Johnny McMurtree, Lilly (Charles) Shumard, all of Pueblo, Margaret Cross, Ohio, Russell (Patrica) Longgrear, Carol (Robert) Wands, both of Pueblo and Robert Longgrear, Colorado Springs. Cremation and no service at her request.
Sestos “Peggy” Beach - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2006 - Sestos “Peggy” Beach, 90, went to be with the Lord on July 11, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (David S.) Walther; nieces, Katherine Valore (Richard), Bessie Mae Hendricks (Leo); and numerous other family members. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Beach. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo.
Beach, Wayne William
Wayne William Beach - Carthage Press - April 13, 2004 - Carthage, MO - Wayne William Beach, 83, died at 4:03 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. Mr. Beach was born Jan. 24, 1920 to Robert N. Beach and Nellie M. Coles in Tribune, Kan. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1965 as a Master Sgt. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and in Korea. He was stationed in Germany and Hawaii. He moved to Carthage in 1964 and was the Army advisor of the National Guard. He received a Purple Heart and two Silver Stars. He also worked for OH Food in Carthage until 1983. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Carthage and the Forum Epworth Sunday School Class. He married Virginia M. Pueblo Nov. 17, 1946 in Rye, Colo. She survives. He is also survived by a son, Dennis Beach, Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Katherine Harrington and husband Will, Carthage; two sisters, Vera Ford, Alamosa, Colo., Mildred Peterson, San Acacio, Colo.; a granddaughter, Shannon Bartlett and husband, Tom, Van Buren, Ark.; and seven great grandchildren, Amanda Bartlett, Sean Bartlett, Chad Bartlett, Derrick Bartlett, Summer Rae Bartlett, Ember Skye Bartlett and Jess Kinty Jones, Jr. He was preceded in death by one brother, Owen, and two sisters, Mattie Sturdevant and Violet Buck. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Ulmer Funeral Home. Graveside services for Bernice Horton, 52, who died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at Avilla Cemetery. Rev. Bob Lyttle officiated. Special music was "Shout to the Lord." Funeral services for Byron G. Dintaman, 80, Carthage, who died Sept. 12, 2003, were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at First Christian Church. Rev. Bob Lyttle and David Cook officiated. Cindy Huntley was the organist. Bob Lyttle and David Cook sang "Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul", "One Day at a Time", and "God Will Take Care of You." The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Robert Stukey, Ed Earnst, Bill Ummel, J.J. Downey, Paul Hicklin, and Russell Fisher. Honorary pallbearers were Wallace Buchanan, Burt Shrum, Elgan Snyder, Marvin Messick, Kenneth Wheat, and Wayne Williams. Burial was at Sommerset Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Vernon Veteran's Home.
Beadle, Esther Maria
Esther Maria Beadle - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - Esther Maria Beadle, 96, passed away April 25, 2006, at The Villa Pueblo. Esther was born Nov. 6, 1909, in Edgewater, Colo., to Oscar and Eva Linder, who preceded her in death. Esther was also preceded by her first husband, Otto Sven Nelson; and her second husband, Guy H. Beadle; her youngest sister, Minnie L. Johnson; and grandson, Donald Morgan. Esther is survived by her sister, Edith Lewis; children, Richard (Lavender) Nelson, Dora Morgan and Donald (Janet) Nelson; also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At the time of her death, Sister Beadle was the oldest living member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Funeral services, 9 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Manzanola, Colo. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Beaird, Marie C.
Marie C. Beaird - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2000 - Marie C. Beaird, age 77, passed away on Sept. 21, 2000. She was born on July 28, 1923, in Pueblo to Jake and Christina Kastelic. She is survived by her husband, Dick Beaird; a sister-in-law, Mary Kastelic of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beaird is the last of her family, having been preceded in death by brothers Jake, Rudy, Louis, Harry, Bill, and John Kastelic; and her sister, Josephine Horvat. Marie was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. Rosary service, Friday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese, followed by interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary-Corwin Volunteer Group through George McCarthy Funeral Home.
Beal, Marion V.
Marion V. Beal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1999 - Marion V. Beal, Pueblo resident 51 years, passed away Jan. 30, 1999. Mr. Beal sold insurance for Farmer's Insurance and was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 27 years, retiring in 1978. Mr. Beal was the current President of the Foundation for the Blind in Pueblo. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Hazel- children, Staff Sgt. Beverly A. Beal, U.S. Army of Fort Gordon, Ga., and James E. Beal of the family home- three sisters and two brothers. Viewing hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Graveside services will be held in Fort Scott, Kan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2450 S. Downing, Denver, Colo., 80210.
Beal, Marjorie Dolores
Marjorie Dolores Beal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2006 - Marjorie Dolores Beal, 81, passed away Jan. 13, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Roy and Marie Furney; and brothers, Leroy, Jerry and Gene Furney. Survived by her husband, Daniel (Sonny) Beal; brother, Lloyd Furney; and brother-in-law, Charles (Dutch) Beal. Also survived by children, Patrick (Gail) Beal, James (Vivian) Beal and Beth (David) Pool; numerous nieces and nephews, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Marjorie graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1941 and was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Church. She worked for School District No. 60 for many years and retired in 1983. Marjorie was very fond of the mountains and the family cabin in Bonanza, Colo. Her favorite pastimes were sewing and baking for loved ones, jeep rides, identifying wildflowers and watching wildlife. Marjorie also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Marjorie was a fun loving person who loved to laugh. She could befriend anyone that she happened to come in contact with. Some of her most notable qualities were her generosity, compassion and sense of humor. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dreamweavers.
Elizabeth "Betty" Beale - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2000 - Elizabeth "Betty" Beale, of Mountain Home, Idaho, and a longtime resident of Pueblo, was born in Chandler, Okla., on Sept. 3, 1915, and died March 22, 2000. She was married on Jan. 18, 1935, to Mickey Beale, who preceded her in death. He owned Beale Refrigeration for many years in Pueblo. Survived by children, Evelyn Miller, Mountain Home, Lynn "Pat" Beale, Valencia, Calif., Gary "Mick" Beale, Pueblo, Jim Beale, Longmont, and Dottie Beale-Daveline, Colorado Springs; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday, Summer's Funeral Home, Mountain Home.
Clara Beall - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2004 - Clara Beall, 91, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2004. She is survived by her close friends, Mary and Jim Alber. Clara loved to play Bingo and enjoyed the stuffed animals she won. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Bealmer, Lucille L.
Lucille L. Bealmer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Mrs. Lucille L. Bealmer, 112 La Vista Road, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 22, 1986. Wife of A. Clark Bealmer, of the family home. She was born on Dec. 7, 1909, in Afton, Okla., and was a lifetime resident of Pueblo and Boone, moving from Oklahoma in 1916 to the family homestead in Boone. She had a love for animals and an interest in livestock throughout her lifetime and was an active member of the Pueblo County Cow Belles Association. She was also a member of Pueblo Chapter 7, Order of Eastern Star. She worked in the rail mill at CF&I Steel Corp. for 32 years, retiring in 1975. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Chapel, with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating, followed by Eastern Star service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Beaman, Garfield Crichton
Garfield Crichton Beaman – Pueblo Chieftain - March 9, 1956 - Garfield Crichton Beaman, 1624 Cedarwood, died Thursday following an illness of three years. Resident of Pueblo 64 years, and owner of the Athey – Beaman Roofing Co. for many years until he sold his business about three years ago. Member of the Ascension and Holy Trinity Parish and member of BPO Elks No. 90. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Beaman; a son, James R. Beaman; daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Brace; granddaughter, Karen Lynn Brace; a sister, Mrs. Helen Nichols of Los Angeles, and three brothers, J. Frank Beaman, Jack Beaman of Bartlesville, Okla., and Julian Beaman of Los Angeles. Arrangements later.
Beaman, James L.
James L. Beaman – Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1931 - James L. Beaman, 69, resident of Pueblo for nearly 40 years. Died at his home, 214 East Fourth Street, Friday morning. Mr. Beaman had been associated with the political and business life of Pueblo ever since he came here from Iowa to become land agent for the C.F.& I. Co. He served Pueblo County as sheriff for several years and was president of the Colorado State Fair association for many years. For two years he was collector of delinquent taxes under Will D. Grisard, County treasurer. He was a life member of B.P.O. Elks, No 90. Surviving him are five children, O. C. of Pueblo, Frank of Pittsburgh, Pa. Julian of Los Angeles, Calif., Jack of Decatur, Ill. and Mrs. Helen Nichols of Ottumwa, Iowa; two brothers, G. C. of Los Angeles, Calif. and A. T. of Denver; one sister, Mrs. W. T. Harper of Ottumwa, Iowa. Funeral announcement will be made later.
Beaman, James Roger
James Roger Beaman – Pueblo Chieftain – May 19, 1995 - James Roger Beaman, 70, Cascade, Colo. Formerly of Pueblo, died unexpectedly on May 16, 1995, at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Survived by wife, Miriam Hilburn Beaman; daughters, Ryan L. Beaman, Denver, and Bridget Vallely, Boulder City, Nev.; sisters, Joanne “Tear” Brace, Phoenix, Ariz.; and a grandson, Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Rosary Chapel Organ Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cascade, Colo. 80809. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs with the Rev. James Thornton officiating. Private interment.
Beaman, Sharon J.
Sharon J. Beaman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Sharon J. Beaman, 53, of Towner, Colo., died Jan. 1, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Holly Assembly of God Church, Holly, Colo. Burial at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, at the Holly Assembly of God Church. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Beaman, Wilbert E.
Wilbert E. Beaman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2001 - Age 95, of Las Animas, Colo., died Jan. 5, 2001. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the First Baptist Church. Burial in Las Animas Cemetery. Visitation all day Monday and Tuesday morning at Horber Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions to the Baptist Church or charity of choice.
Beamer, Edna Mae
Edna Mae Beamer - Huerfano World - June 10, 1993 - Edna Mae Beamer 79, of La Veta, died Saturday, June 5, 1993, in Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg where she had been a resident for the past month. She had been in the hospital since March. Born Oct. 14, 1913, in Oakview, west of La Veta, to William L. and Sarah Jane Powell Morgan, she began school at Radium, near Canon City and later when the family moved to Forbes and the Aguilar area, she continued her elementary education. She attended two years of high school in La Veta. On Sept. 15, 1929, in a double ceremony with Alice Beamer and Leonard Clark, she married Julian John "Dude" Beamer in Antonito. They spent the rest of their lives together in La Veta where they operated a dairy farm and ranch. He died in 1983. Mrs. Beamer was a member of the First Baptist Church, La Veta; a charter member of the B-Loyals and La Veta Study Club and a member, of Mariposa Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, a doll collection and traveling. Survivors include four children, Barbara Bailey, Walsenburg, Dorothy Beamer, Hamilton, MT, Russell Beamer, Olathe and John Beamer, Fullerton, CA; a sister, Dorothy Buchanan, Paonia; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from La Veta First Baptist Church. Mariposa Chapter No. 63, Order of Eastern Star conducted graveside service.
Beamer, William Earl
William Earl Beamer - Huerfano World - January 30, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1966: Died, William Earl Beamer, born in 1921 in La Veta to Orace and Ruthena (Webster) Beamer.
Byron Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2000 - Byron Bean, 93, died Jan. 14, 2000, in Canon City. Funeral service, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. at the Wilson-Andrews Chapel. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, Colo. Contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, 517 W. Third, Florence, Colo., 81226.
Bean, Charles M.
Charles M. Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1998 - Charles M. Bean, 84, passed away Aug. 24, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held until 8 p.m. today at Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.
Bean, Dorothy Jewell
Dorothy Jewell Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2002 - Dorothy Jewell Bean, 77, born in Cassville, Mo., Oct. 7, 1924, to the union of Oscar and Vicey Brooks, passed away Sept. 14, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, William C. Bean, 1981; and sons, William R. Bean, 1949, and Ronald D. Bean, 1998. She is survived by children, Sue (Sam) Tecklenburg, Sandy (Charles) Wann, Janette Gatliff and Hade Bean; daughter-in-law, Cherie Bean; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, LeRoy Brooks and Royal Brooks; and sisters, Bernita Ryan, Janice Ray, Vi Madison and Irene Cummings. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dorothy volunteered for many years at Parkview Medical Center in the gift shop, as well as volunteering for the Wayside Cross Mission. In her early years, during World War II, she was a member of “Rosy the Riveters” in Wichita, Kan., where she riveted metal to the war planes for the military, “doing her part for freedom.” Dorothy cherished her time with family and friends, cooking and entertaining guests. Her children will deeply miss her warm heart, wonderful home-cooked meals, but most of all the values she instilled in them. Visitation, today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at 3 p.m., Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, Colo. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy J. Bean to the Wayside Cross Mission through the funeral home office.
Bean, Ronald D.
Ronald D. Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1998 - Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colo. 80910 Ronald D. Bean, 50, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Colorado Springs, passed away Feb. 11, at a Kansas City hospital after a sudden heart attack. He was an electrician who was employed as an Energy Recovery Consultant with the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was born Sept. 8, 1947, in Lamar, Colo, to William C. and Dorothy J. (Brooks) Bean. His mother survives and lives in Pueblo. Mr. Bean served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969. He was married on May 20, 1978, to Cherie L. Freeman who survives and lives in Colorado Springs. Ron is also survived by his daughter, Kristi D. Bean of Kansas City, Kan.- a brother, Hade (Phyllis) Bean of Pueblo- sisters, Sue (Sam) Tecklenburg of La Junta, Sandy (Charlie) Wann of Penrose and Janette Gatliff of Pueblo. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Bean. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Shrine of Remembrance America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. A reception will follow the services at the Olympian Plaza Reception Center, 975 S. Union Blvd., in Colorado Springs. Visitation, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kristi Bean Scholarship Fund, co First Bank, P.O. Box 50500, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80949.
Ruth Bean - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2006 - Ruth Bean was called home to the Lord on Jan. 1, 2006. Survived by daughters, Carolyn J. Bean, Patricia Robinson; and grandson, Sheldon Robinson, all of the family home; granddaughters, Vinia (Michael) Kearse, Columbia, S.C., Sabrina, Modesto, Calif., Alicia and Regina; son, John DeCuir, California; as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Bean; son, Robert DeCuir; sisters, Anna Anderson, Margaret Johnson; and brother-in-law, Donald Anderson. Ruth was born in Leavenworth, Kan., in 1913, and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1946. She retired from the State Hospital after 35 years. Cremation has already taken place at her request. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Please omit flowers and make contributions in her memory to the ARC in Pueblo.
Earl Bear - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1918 - Earl Bear, age 30 years, well known and poplar young man, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon after a long illness. He was born at El Moro, Colo., and came to Pueblo when a small child and has resided here continuously. Mr. Bear was formerly employed on the D. & R. G. R. R. as brakeman and during his long years of service made many friends. Survived his father, Robert Bear, two sisters, Mrs. James O'Brien residing at 33 Block X, and Miss Irene Bear at present in Washington, D. C., working for the government, one brother Fred, residing at 33 Block X, and aunt, Mrs. Emma Valverde of Clayton, N. M. The funeral which will be private will be held this afternoon at 1:30 from the McMinn funeral chapel and at 2 from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Schimpf will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn.
Eliza Bear – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 18, 1875 – Died in Pueblo, on the 16th instant, Mrs. Eliza Bear, aged 72 years.
Flora Bear – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 22, 1873 – Died May 20th, 1873, Flora, twin daughter of S. W. and Frances M. Bear, aged three years. Funeral today at 2 o'clock P. M.
Bear, Minnie T.
Mrs. Minnie T. Bear - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1914 - Mrs. Minnie T. Bear passed away at St. Mary's hospital yesterday at 4:30 p.m. at the age of 53 years. She was taken to the hospital seven weeks ago to undergo a serious operation and it was thought for a while that she would recover but she gradually failed until the end came yesterday. Mrs. Bear had been a resident of Pueblo for about twenty-five years and was very highly esteemed and loved by all who knew her. She was a prominent member of St. Patrick's church on the south side and always took an active part in the church workings. Mrs. Bear was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, and moved to Trinidad, Colo. With her parents, where she lived until 1889, coming to Pueblo and has resided here continuously ever since. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bear, two daughters, Irene and Marie, two sons, Earl and Fred, one sister, Mrs. E. Rita Valverde, of Clayton, N. M.; two brothers, Charles Menger, residing in Big Springs, Tex. And Otto Menger residing in Beehan, N. M. Mrs. Bear was a member of Banner circle, No. 4, Women of Wood Craft. The remains are at the United Undertaking Company's parlors and the funeral announcement will be later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1914 - The funeral of Mrs. Minnie T. Bear will be held this morning at 8:30 a.m. from her late residence. No 33 Block X, and 9 a.m. from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Schimpf will celebrate requiem high mass for the dead. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Company.
Robert Bear - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1918 - Robert Bear, age 61 years, well-known Denver and Rio Grande railroad conductor died at a local hospital this morning where he was taken a few days ago for medical treatment. Mr. Bear had no been in the best health for a few years, but his sudden illness and death will come as a great shock to his hundreds of friends. He came to Pueblo about 30 years ago and entered the employ of the D. &. R. G. as a conductor, which he held until recently when he retired on account of an injury. He was one of the most popular men in the service and was familiarly known as “Bob” among his fellow employes. Just three weeks ago his son Earl passed away and no doubt the grief of that death hastened his own demise. Mr. Bear was a member of division No. 36 Order of Railroad Conductors of this city. He is survived by two daughters, Irene, now in Washington, D.C., Mrs. J. J. O'Brien residing at the family home 33 block X, one son, Fred, residing at the family home, three brothers, Frank of Trinidad, Aaron of Ideal, Colo. And Anthony of Denver, Colo., one sister-in-law Mrs. Paz Valverde of Clayton, N. M. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:30 from the family home and at 9 a.m. from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Schimpf will celebrate high mass. Members of Division No. 36 O. R. C. will act as pall bearers and interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the McMinn Undertaking Company.
Allen Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2003 - Allen Beard. 71, passed away July 5, 2003, in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]
Deryl Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2004 - Deryl Beard, 81, born Oct. 10, 1923, passed away Nov. 18, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Orvel and Alice Beard. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Hortensia Beard; stepson, Tony (Meg) West; grandchildren, Allison and David West; brother, Glenn; sister, Bernice; and several nieces and nephews. Deryl served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Deryl worked in the Tube Mill at the CF&I and retired in 1983. At his request, cremation with no viewing and no funeral service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.
Beard, Edith L.
Edith L. Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2000 - Edith L. Beard, passed from this life on Nov. 30, 2000, in Pueblo. Edith was born on March 25, 1916, in Davis Township, Mo., to Robert and Lillie McMurtree. Edith was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in several Colorado hospitals. She loved fishing, reading, and music, and had a special place in her heart for animals. Mrs. Beard was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Floyd McMurtree; sisters, Roseanna McMurtree-Beach and Dorothy Longgrear; and her former husband, William L. Beard. Her survivors include her children, David Beard, Jerome Beard and Barbara Costello; loving nieces and nephews, Russell (Patricia) Longgrear, Robert Longgrear, Carol (Robert) Wands, Floyd (Gayle) McMurtree, Lily (Charles) Shumard, Margaret Cross, Edward McMurtree, John McMurtree, and Burton (Elizabeth) Beach. Also survived by five grandchildren, Lex, David and Robert Beard and Shannon and Shelton Martin; as well as several grandnieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Those who wish may honor her memory by making a donation to the Pueblo Animal League.
John Beard - Yampa Leader - July 19, 1918 - John Beard, switchman on the Santa Fe road, 40 years old, was killed in a lodging house in the center of Pueblo. Five shots were fired into his body. Frank Yeager, switchman on the Rio Grande, was arrested, charged with the killing. Yeager's story is that he suspected beard of intimacy with his wife and went to the lodging house to warn Beard to keep away from his home. Beard ordered him from the place, he says and reached for his revolver, Yeager states that he then fired.
Beard, Lue W.
Lue W. Beard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Lue W. Beard, born Jan. 21,1921, in Paden, Miss., passed away April 21, 2000. Survived by loving wife of 43 years, Margaret; sons, Lee (Rhonda), Indianapolis, Ind., and Kevin, Pueblo; daughter, Luanne, Pueblo; grandsons, Zachary and Nicholas, Indianapolis, Ind.; sister, Lassie (Hortenese) Barron, Boonville, Mass.; and sister-in-law, Sr. Francine Barber of Seattle, Wash. Mr. Beard retired from Santa Fe Railroad in 1982, was a local chairman of UTU #939 and a member of First United Methodist Church. Memorial Service, Monday, 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dream Weavers, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, Colo., 81002.
Beasley, Alfred Doyle
Alfred Doyle Beasley - Huerfano World - February 18, 1999 - Alfred Doyle Beasley died January 19, 1999, in Dove Creek. A memorial service will be at 2:20 p.m. Sunday, February 21 in Gardner Methodist Church. Born June 1, 1911 to James Alfred and LaVonia Carol Modera Beasley in Hubbard, TX, he farmed and ranched in the Gardner area for 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Frances, Gardner and an aunt, Naomi Beasley of Hubbard. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery in Egnar.
Beatty, Charles W. Sr.
Charles W. "Wimpy" Beatty Sr., - Pueblo Chieftain - May 5, 1987 - Charles W. "Wimpy" Beatty Sr., 67, of Longview, Texas, died May 3, 1987, in a Longview hospital. Survived by wife, Mary Lee; sons, Charles Beatty Jr., and Bill Beatty, all of Longview; daughter, Jini Rowe, Arlington, Texas; brother, Wayne Sailors, Pueblo; sisters, Wilma Rowley, Las Vegas, Nev., Wanda Sida, Pueblo; and seven grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Longview Christian Fellowship. Burial in the Tyler Memorial Cemetery in Tyler, Texas.
Beatty, Marilyn A.
Marilyn A. Beatty - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2005 - Marilyn A. Beatty, our loving mother and grandmother, age 73, passed away on Oct. 24, 2005, in Pueblo. Her survivors include her daughter, Debra Werkowitz and husband, Eric, of Niceville, Fla.; grandson, Rod Smith and wife, Susie, of Xenia, Ohio; and son-in-law, Raymond Sammons of Fairborn, Ohio. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Dayton, Ohio, in the spring.
Elese Beaty - Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - Elese Beaty, 51, of Rocky Ford, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1987, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where she was admitted Sunday. Miss Beaty had been ill several months. Born in Tennessee Aug. 15, 1936, she had just celebrated her birthday with her twin sister, Louise Price, of San Diego, CA, a former resident of Walsenburg. Besides Mrs. Price, Miss Beaty is survived by three other sisters, including Nola Geiser Sanford, Rocky Ford and La Veta; Illadean Vitatoe, Pall Mall, TN and Evelyn Nevins, Livingston, TN; three brothers, Dorman Beaty, Albany, KY; H.L. Beaty, Pall Mail and Noble Beaty, Byrdstown, TN; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be in Byrdstown at Byrdstown Crestlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Davidson Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of local arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1987 - Elese Beaty, Aug. 17, 1987. Sister of Nola Geiser Sanford, Rocky Ford and La Veta, Illadean Vitatoe, Pallmall, Tenn., Evelyn Nevins, Livingston, Tenn., Louise Price, San Diego, Calif., Dorman Beaty, Albany, Ky., H.L. Beaty, Pallmall, Tenn., Noble Beaty, Byrdstown, Tenn. Services and interment, Byrdstown, Tenn.
Felista Beaubien - Walsenburg World – February 12, 1904 - Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Monday February 8, 1904, Felista, the 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Beaubien.
Beauchamp, George D.
George D. Beauchamp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2005 - George D. Beauchamp, 61, passed away Nov. 30, 2005. He was preceded in death by his father, George Beauchamp Sr. Survived by his wife, Martha; mother, Mary; sister, Marcia; children, Travis, Tracy, Mary and Eugenia; special sister-in-law, Sister Ann Krall, OSB; and longtime friends, Maggie and Leo Schwartzenberger. At his request, cremation, with no viewing or service.
Beauchamp, Mary Rita
Mary Rita Beauchamp - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 3, 2007 - Mary Rita Beauchamp, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on April 30, 2007. Mary was born in Woburn, MA on May 8, 1919. She married George D. Beauchamp, who was serving in the U. S. Air Force. Mrs. Beauchamp had been a Colorado Springs resident for 40 years. She worked for many years at Hibbard's Department Store and did volunteer work for the needy. She is survived by her daughter Marcia A. Fields, her grandchildren Don B. Fields, Jr., Carla Fields and Brian (Amanda) Fields, two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Noah Fields, and a daughter-in-law Martha Beauchamp, of Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by several brothers and sisters in Woburn, MA and special friends Leo and Maggie Schwartzenberger, Ed and Carrie Plante, and Don B. Fields, Sr. of Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years and her son George D. Beauchamp, Jr. She will be greatly missed by her family and wonderful neighborhood friends. A visitation is scheduled from 5-6 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Swan-Law Funeral Home, followed by Rosary at 6 pm. A funeral mass is planned for 10:00 am, Friday, May 4, 2007, St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Burial will follow at 1 pm, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice or Colorado Springs Right-To-Life.
Mike Beautinna - Akron Pioneer Press - July 16, 1920 - Fireman S. Holt and Extra Fireman Mike Beautinna, both of Trinidad, were instantly killed and Engineer Frank Street of Trinidad was critically injured when an extra freight train, with two dead engines was wrecked by a washout two miles south of Lynn, a station eighteen miles north of Trinidad.
Beauvais, Barry James
Barry James Beauvais, DDS - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1997 - Barry James Beauvais, DDS, passed away unexpectedly, Oct. 24, 1997. Survived by his parents, Philip and Babette Beauvais- brothers, Randal Philip (Carmela) Beauvais, Fort Collins, Colo., and Robert Michael Beauvais, Englewood, Colo. Also survived by his grandmother, Ernestine D. Beauvais, Pueblo, Colo.- great-great-aunt, Sr. Gonzales St. Denis, Fall River, Mass.- aunts and uncles, Robert (Norma) Hollenzer, Phyllis Clements, Gerald (Audry) Beauvais, Donald (Beverly) Beauvais, Thomas (Jeannie) Margison and Fredrick (Linda) Beauvais, Ph.D. Dr. Beauvais graduated from South High School in 1984, attended Colorado School of Mines and graduated in 1988 from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He graduated from the Colorado University School of Dentistry in 1992 with a DDS degree and served his internship at University Hospital. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barry Beauvais Memorial Fund, to be established in his name, to benefit a charity that he would have chosen. Contributions may be sent to the funeral home office.
Beauvais, Ernestine D.
Ernestine D. "Tina" Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1999 - Ernestine D. "Tina" Beauvais, born on June 26, 1908, to Fred and Anna (Tritz) Kottenstette, passed away Nov. 22, 1999. She was married to Philip Beauvais on Oct. 4, 1930. He preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1994. Mrs. Beauvais is survived by her children, Phyllis Jeanne Clements, Pueblo, Gerald J. (Audrey) Beauvais, Arlington Heights, Ill., Donald L. (Beverly) Beauvais, Beulah, Philip J. (Babette) Beauvais, Pueblo, and Fredrick J. (Linda) Beauvais, Fort Collins. Also survived by son-in-law, Thomas Margison, Pueblo; 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; as well as brothers and sisters, Grace Kottenstette, Pueblo, Eugene J. (Kay) Kottenstette, Littleton, Leonard Kottenstette, San Raphael, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Rita Kottenstette, Pueblo, and Maurine Kottenstette, Denver. She is preceded in death by daughter, Dorothy Lenore Margison; son-in-law, Tom Clements; grandsons, Bill Clements and Barry Beauvais; three brothers and two sisters. Tina was a member of the Hobby Club in Beulah and the Beulah Historical Society. She was gifted and talented in many arts media, including stained glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting. She was an avid reader, sports fan, devoted mother and grandmother. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund through the funeral home office.
Beauvais, George A.
George A. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1987 - George A. Beauvais, a resident of Minnequa Medicenter, passed away Feb. 24, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. He married Mary A. Fahey, Nov. 19, 1926; she preceded him in death Feb. 18, 1985. Father of George "Jay" (Mary Ann) Beauvais, Pueblo; Sister Marilyn Therese Beauvais, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, and Edward (Mary Ellen) Beauvais, Phoenix, Ariz. Survived also by his sister, Dorothy Birrer, Folsom, Calif., as well as eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Beauvais moved to Colorado in August 1919 and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1924. He began his employment with the CF&I Steel Corporation in 1929 and retired in 1969. He was employed as chief timekeeper for 20 years and prior to that was employed in the payroll department. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, the CF&I Foremen's Club and the Holy Name Society. Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in Mr. Beauvais' memory to Project Care at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Beauvais, 29 Drake.
Beauvais, Marie A.
Marie A. Beauvais - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Marie A. Beauvais passed away a local nursing home, Jan. 16, 1987. Survived by her brother, Philip Beauvais, Pueblo, and her sister, Mrs. E. H. Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah. Also survived by her niece, Mrs. Roberta "Bobbie" (Harry) Geringer, Pueblo, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Born March 16, 1909, in Stillwater, Minn., and had been a Pueblo resident for the past 16 years after retiring as senior clerk for the Kraft Food Co. in Denver. Member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 304 E. Routt Ave., where Mass of Christian Burial win be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Michael J. Byrne as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Anthony Catholic Church Soup Kitchen through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the home of Philip Beauvais, 25 Glen Royal Dr.
Beauvals, Maurice Paul
Maurice Paul Beauvals - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 1956 - Maurice Paul Beauvals, Sept. 5. Baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Paul Beauvals, 226 W. Orman. Grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Henry and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beauvals, Pueblo. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery.
Beaver, Lawrence T.
Lawrence T. Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1986 - Lawrence T. Beaver of 311 N. Commercial, Trinidad, passed away July 5, 1986. Cremation, Almont Crematory.
Beaver, Victor H.
Victor H. “Vic” Beaver - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2001 - Victor H. “Vic” Beaver, 79, passed away Dec. 4, 2001, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Marcelene L. Beaver; sons, Victor R. Beaver, David H. Beaver; and daughter, Joyce K. Young; and grandchildren, Natalie, Adam, Emily, Anjuli and Gracie. Vic was a WWII veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater, and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) after 22 years in the United States Air Force. He was then employed by the D&RGW Railroad as a radio communications equipment maintainer for 22 years before again retiring. He was a lifelong ham radio operator (W0YB) and made many good friends through ham radio. Vic was associated with the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society and one of his great pleasures was searching for aircraft parts for the museum. He was a wanderer and traveler, a free spirit of the universe, always questioning, learning and sharing his knowledge. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services. In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society (PHAS) in care of treasurer Frank Kase, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001.
Bebble, Blane Vincent
Blane Vincent Bebble - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1986 - Father Blane Vincent Bebble, O.S.B., Holy Cross Abbey, died July 5, 1986, in Canon City, Colo. Baptized Vincent after his birth in St. Mary, Pa., April 29, 1923, the future Fr. Blane entered the Scholasticate at St. Vincent Abbey in Latrobe, Pa., in 1941. He also entered the novitiate there and in July of 1945 he took his Triennial Vows. Following the urge to go west, as had so many others from St. Vincent, he received permission to transfer his vows to Holy Cross Abbey, and in 1949 professed his Solemn Vows. At this stage of his life things moved rapidly. In a little less than a year he had made his transfer, took Solemn Vows, was ordained sub-deacon, deacon, and priest. Because of his previous ties to St. Vincent, and since all his family lived in that area he returned to St. Vincent to be ordained a priest by Bishop Deardon at Pittsburg, June 11, 1950. At his First Solemn Mass celebration, his home parish of St. Mary greeted him as the 50th priest to be ordained from that parish. Would that there were more such generous homes and parishes today. Following his ordination he went into school work where he taught religion, typing and did some prefecting of students. He also assisted in the school horsemanship program and the Vaquero Club. A brief stint at St. Leander in Pueblo was followed by three years in the Neuman House at Colorado University in Boulder. Called back to the Abbey for work from 1968 to 1972, he again headed the religion department of the school and taught commercial courses. In his teaching religion he was greatly aided by the fact that two summers at Fordham and five at St. Bonaventure College in New York, had earned him a Master of Arts degree in Sacred Science. Following this he saw duty from 1972-1974 as pastor of St. Michael in Canon City. After this he went to St. Mary in Pueblo to relieve Father Claude Roberts who was rapidly losing ground healthwise. There, he served 10 years from 1974 to 1984. He was forced to leave there and return to the Abbey because of steadily worsening health. This so-called retirement found him classifying and indexing hundreds of various tapes for the library. During this time he also served on the council of seniors, and filled other duties when able. He was a great conversationalist and loved to mix and associate with people. He had devoted 41 years of his life as a Benedictine Monk, and lacking six days, 36 years of his life as a priest of the Lord. Rosary, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 9; Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10. All services at the Abbey Chapel with Abbott Martin J. Burne, O.S.B. officiating. Interment, Holy Cross Abbey Cemetery.
Mildred (Monie) Bebell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2005 - Mildred (Monie) Bebell passed away on Aug. 18, 2005. Her death marked the passing of a woman with a number of talents- dancer, teacher, professor, author, speaker and inspiration to many in the Pueblo area and elsewhere. Born in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Oct. 13, 1909. Monie quickly showed her ability. She learned to dance at an early age and by the time she was 14 was teaching ballet in nearby towns, being driven to classes by her father because she was so young. She went on to dance professionally, touring with the Pavley-Oukrainsky company when she was 17 and putting herself through the University of Chicago Civic Opera ballet. during the Depression by performing with the Chicago Civic Opera ballet. While at the University she transferred her attention from dancing to teaching, and spent the rest of her active life in the field of education. After three years in a public school classroom she took a position with the publisher, Scott Foresman, where among other responsibilities she did editorial work on the famous Dick and Jane readers. Her long career included time as an editor for the American Council on Education, and full professorships at the University of Denver, New York University, and the University of Southern Colorado. In addition, she had teaching assignments at the University of Wis., the University of Colo. at Boulder, Utah State University, and Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Monie came to Pueblo in 1966, when she accepted a position as Head of the Reading Department in what was then Southern Colorado State College. She also became a member of the Board of the McClelland Foundation. Following her retirement from the University in 1974, she created the McClelland Center for Child Study, designed to help children with special needs. She directed the program for several years, finally leaving it to create another organization, titled Educational Enrichment Services, this time in the Denver area, also focused on students with learning difficulties. She served with this group for fifteen more years, before permanently retiring at age 85. She was widely acclaimed as a public speaker and instructor, in demand for addresses over a many-state region, and with waiting lists for her classes. She co-authored a series of readers for the primary grades which were used by schools across the nation, and can still be found in many of them, and was active in the International Reading Association, locally and nationally. She was frequently called upon by schools and school districts to help improve their instructional programs. She is survived by her husband, Clifford, by six children, Julie Grant of Denver, David Bebell of Castle Rock, Bobbie Girardin of Aurora, Janet Bebell of Fort Collins, Linda Gibas of Salida, and Steven Bebell of Fort Collins and by thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Many people will mourn this loss, and testify to the extent to which Monie changed their lives. There will be a celebration of her life at 4pm on the 25th of this month at the Mount Vernon Country Club.
Becco, Evelyn L.
Evelyn L. Becco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Evelyn L. Becco, born May 25, 1934, devoted wife and mother, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 6, 2002. Survived by her husband, Robert V. Becco; daughter, Becky (Darrell) Harper; and son, Mike Adams. Grandmother of Joshua Schellenger, father of Asher and Charlie; Jodie Sims, mother of Ashley and Lyndee; and Jessie King, mother of Lainey. Also survived by her stepchildren, Joan (Don) Becco-Hardin, Anna (Virgil) Gerstenberger, Jeanne (Dan) Hanten, Andrea (Jimmy) Galli-Eggering and James (Randa) Becco and their children; sisters, Fern "Subba" Ewald and Carol (Lenard) Samela; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Velma Sable. Evelyn enjoyed gardening and many other hobbies and had many friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please join us in the celebration of her life. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to a charity of the donor's choice in her memory.
Ann Bechaver - Huerfano World - February 17, 1972 - Ann Bechaver dies in Denver; Mass scheduled in Conejos Mrs. Edward (Ann) Bechaver, 30, died Monday, Feb. 14, 1972, at Colorado General Hospital in Denver after an illness of about a year. Her husband, a native of Walsenburg, is now a rancher near Antonito. The couple's two sons are Mark, 5, and Brian, 2 1/2. Mark has been staying with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Bechaver Sr., of Walsenburg, and attending St. Mary Kindergarten. Born Aug. 18, 1941, Ann was married to Edward Bechaver Feb. 23, 1963 in Alamosa. She leaves also her mother, Mrs. Edna Hiller, Antonito, grandparents and a sister. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Butler-Showalter Mortuary. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Catholic Church in Antonito. The funeral mass is scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos. Burial will be in the afternoon in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M. Friends may call at the chapel at Manassa this afternoon. In place of flowers the family has requested that donations be made instead to Conejos County Hospital, La Jara, for a heart monitoring machine. Edward Bechaver's address is RFD, Box 107, Antonito.
Frances Bechaver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1997 - Frances Bechaver, 92, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, July 3, 1997. Survived by two sons, John G. (Agnes) Bechaver, Walsenburg, Edward J. (Diana) Bechaver, Manassa- a sister-in-law, Sue Bechaver, Walsenburg- numerous nieces and nephews- 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John, on June 27, 1980. Tabernacle Rosary, 4 p.m. Sunday, Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral Mass following the rosary on Monday with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.
Bechaver, John George
John George Bechaver - Huerfano Journal - August 7, 2008 - John G. Bechaver, (1929 – 2008), passed away on July 31st, 2008 at his home. John was born in Walsenburg on April 24th, 1929. He grew up primarily in the Alamo-Butte Valley coal camp north-west of town. He was a graduate of Huerfano County High School in 1946. From 1948 to 1952, he served in The United States Air Force, serving mostly in Germany during The Berlin Airlift following World War II. He was employed by The United States Postal Service for 35 years, delivering mail to patrons throughout Walsenburg during his entire tenure. He married Agnes O'Rourke on October 26th, 1957, and the couple happily celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last autumn, with many family and friends in attendance. He loved the outdoors, hiking and fishing. He loved his garden, flowers, and especially his birds, the multitude of species he fed and could identify one and all on sight, from a great distance. He was a collector of practically anything that can be collected, and an expert historian about everything he experienced. His memories of growing up in this area was an invaluable resource to everyone who knew him, and he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and experiences, to the benefit of The Historical Society and The Mining Museum. His artistic talents remain unsurpassed, whether it be in woodworking, or painting, or drawing. He also loved to share his talent of music with others, belonging to two choirs at Saint Mary Catholic Church — The Men's Choir and The Spanish Music Choir. His gift of music will be missed by all. In addition, he loved a good polka (Who doesn't!), and he belonged to several bands in the area over the years, most notably and recently The Good Ol' Jazz Band! He was a great baseball player, bowler, and horseshoe pitcher. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Bechaver and Frances (Dlugopolski) Bechaver. He is survived by his loving wife Agnes, his four children Theresa (Mark) Roy, Phyllis (Carl) Martinez, Lorrie Bechaver, and Will Bechaver; his brother Edward (Diana) Bechaver; grandchildren Rebecca Carter, Ryan Carter, Mark E. Roy, Jonathan Roy, Mackenzie Martinez, and Michael Martinez. The Knights Of Columbus, of which he was a member, were present at The Rosary and Funeral Mass held at Saint Mary Church. He was interred at North Saint Mary Cemetery with a full Air Force Military Honor Guard.
Steve Bechaver - Huerfano World - December 1, 1994 - Steve Bechaver, 76, of Walden, formerly of Walsenburg, died Nov. 23, 1994. Born Dec. 18, 1917, in Toltec, he married Helen Urban Apr. 15, 1947. He was a World War 11 veteran and worked at Butte Valley, Tioga, CF&I mines and CF&I Steel Mill from which he retired. In May, 1990, he moved to Walden to live with his son and daughter-in-law where he resided until his death. Survivors include his children, Stephen Bechaver, Walden, Diane Davy, Fortuna, CA, James Bechaver, Evanston, WY; ten grandchildren and a sister, Susan Bechaver, Walsenburg. A Memorial service was Saturday from Assembly of God Church in Walden. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg Tuesday. Graveside service was by VFW Post #2643. Burial was in the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.
Becher, Earl Henry
Earl Henry Becher - Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1967 - Earl Becher Found Dead At Rye Home - The body of Earl Henry Becher, 75, who apparently died several days ago of natural causes, was found Monday in the doorway of his cabin, 7 miles west of Rye. Becher, a prospector who had lived in Pueblo County for 30 years, was found by a friend, John Kear of Rye. Kear said he had been checking regularly on the elderly man who had not been feeling well. Becher lived alone. Deputy Coroner Verlyn Peterson said that Becher, who was last seen alive on March 30, apparently suffered a heart attack. No autopsy is planned. Becher served with the Marine Corps during World War I and was a member of the American Legion Post at Rye. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Kathy Medill of Rye and Mrs. Bertha Vandruff of La Jara, and two brothers, Marvin Becher of Rye and Hiram Becher of Apache Junction, Ariz. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain – April 4, 1967 - Erle Henry Becher, April 1, 1967, at his cabin near Rye, Colo. Brother of Mrs. Kathie Medill and Marvin Becher, both of Rye; Mrs. Bertha Vandruff, La Jara, Colo., and Hiram Becher, Apache Junction, Ariz. Member of Rye Post 115, American Legion. Rye area resident for the past 30 years. A prospector and employe of Ashley Sawmill. Born June 18, 1891, in Ohio. U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War I. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain – April 5, 1967 - Earl Henry Becher. Graveside services 4 p.m. today at Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo., with the Rev. Frances Bigelow, pastor of Rye Home Methodist Church, officiating, followed by military rites, conferred by Rye Post 115, American Legion.
Becher, Myrtle Sarah
Myrtle Sarah Jones Becher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1986 - Myrtle Sarah Jones Becher, late of Colorado Springs, died at a Colorado Springs nursing home, Feb. 14, 1986. Survived by her daughters, Margaret Eileen (Gerald) Pritchard, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Mary Ann Green, Salida. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Member of the Rye Home Methodist Church and A.A.R.P. Born Oct. 2, 1905, in Kansas City, Mo. Pueblo County resident from 1920 to 1983, when she moved to Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. Becher, Aug. 19, 1983, daughter, Norma Jean Stanbro and son-in-law, Darold Green. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, Rye Home Methodist Church. Interment, Brookside Cemetery. Visitation today from 3 to 8:30 p.m.
Becher, Opal Helen
Opal Helen Becher - The Pueblo Star-Journal and Sunday Christian - June 15, 1980 - Opal Helen Becher, late of 2611 Jones, passed away Thursday, June 12, 1980, at a local nursing home. Survived by two sons, E. Kay Becher, of 119 University Circle, where the family may be contacted, and E. Dean Becher of Lafayette, Colo; one daughter, Mrs. Iris Lara, El Centro, Calif.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Mrs. Fleata Cadwell of San Diego, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Becher was a member of the Methodist Church and a former member of the Rye Women's Club. She was born July 23, 1895, in Walker, Iowa, and had been a resident of the Pueblo and Rye areas since 1918, teaching in the Rye School system for many years. Preceded in death by one sister, Lois Ludeman, who passed away March 23, 1976, two brothers and three sisters. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Paul G. Tapey officiating. Interment Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arteriosclerosis Fund in care of Pueblo Council 6, Royal and Secure Masons, 126 Broadway, 81101, direct or through our office. Mrs. Becher will lie in state after 10 a.m. Monday, until time of services.
Bechtel, Helen Gordon
Helen Gordon Bechtel - Albuquerque Journal - September 28, 2003 - Helen Gordon Bechtel died on September 24, at her home in Grants. She was 94. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. An Evening of Sharing Memories of Helen Bechtel will be held at the church Friday evening, October 10, 2003 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, Helen G. Bechtel Memorial Fund. Margaret Helen Gordon was born in LaJunta, Colorado on September 3, 1909, the daughter of Rush Alexander and Florence Gillum Gordon. The family moved to Trinidad, Colorado where Helen graduated from Trinidad High School. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education from the College of Emporia (Kansas), she taught music and grades 5-6 in Hoehne, Colorado. In 1935 she married the Reverend J. David Bechtel in Trinidad. He died in 1993. Helen Bechtel had lived in Grants since 1967. Previously she had lived in Bethel, Kansas; Alamosa, Colorado and Durango, Colorado. She taught piano lessons, directed church choirs, and played the organ. In Durango she directed a multi-choir church music program which involved over 150 singers. She was organist for First Presbyterian Church in Grants for 16 years until she retired in 1997. In Durango Helen Bechtel was a member and officer of Chapter CS, P.E.O. In Grants she was a member and a president of the Pilot Club and a member of Chapter U, P.E.O. In 1997 the New Mexico P.E.O. recognized her as a "Golden Girl" for 50 years of service. Helen was a member of Presbyterian Women and had served as a Presbyterial and Synodical officer in Colorado. She was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Grants and also served on the Committee on Ministry of Santa Fe Presbytery. Survivors include two sons, the Reverend Doctor J. Gordon Bechtel, Emporia, KS and David Rush Bechtel, Ft. Collins, CO; two grandsons, Craig S. Bechtel, Park Ridge, IL and Rian R. Becthel, Ft. Collins, CO; and one great-grandson, Lucas Alexander Bechtel, Park Ridge, IL. Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Harriet Tatum, Colorado Springs, CO and Mary Loofboro, Jamesville, WI, and a brother Donald Gordon, Waynesboro, VA, preceded her in death. Grants Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.
Jacquelyn Bechtel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2002 - Jacquelyn Bechtel, passed away July 1, 2002, in Pueblo. Jackie was born Jan. 11, 1936, in Monte Vista, Colo., to Orville and Anna Lee Bechtel and had lived in Pueblo since 1973. She will be missed by the Alano Club in which she was a member. Jackie is survived by her sister, Andra Workman of Topeka, Kan., her longtime companion, Albert Archer of Wiley; an aunt, Kiel Graves of Colorado Springs; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Monte Vista Cemetery.
Trooper Harold Bechtelheimer - Colorado State Patrol, District 2 - Date Unknown - Trooper Harold Bechtelheimer: Shot by the passenger of a car he had stopped for speeding near Colorado Springs on Sept. 14, 1949. Patrolman Bechtelheimer was the first Colorado State Patrol Officer to be slain in the line of duty. While patrolling Highway 85-87 North of Colorado Springs, he encountered a green Buick traveling Southbound at a high speed. Before Bechtelheimer (Beck) approached Rickard McKenna, the driver, Daniel Valenzuela, the passenger, exited the car and came around the back of the car behind Beck. Beck spun around and struck Valenzuela with his flashlight. Valenzuela shot Beck in the chest and in the left arm. Beck returned to his Patrol car to call for help, before dying of his injuries. The two were apprehended later that evening North of Colorado Springs and were sentenced to life in prison. Bechtelheimer entered the Patrol December 1, 1944.
Bessie Bechtolt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2000 - Bessie Bechtolt, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 28, 2000. Private family graveside services in Durango, Colo., at a later date.
Elinor Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2001 - Elinor Beck, 71, passed away Nov. 2, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, James Beck of Pueblo; son, Glenn Beck of Nebraska; daughter, J-Lynn Ashe of North Carolina; grandchildren, Amber, Aaron and Sean; brothers, Charles Mackey of South Carolina, and Don Mackey of Pennsylvania; sisters, Dorothy Callen of Texas, Margaret Coverdale of Ohio, Leona Barnes of Pennsylvania and Charlotte Brown of Ohio; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Beck, Frank Earl
Frank Earl Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Frank Earl Beck, 81, Penrose, died Nov. 24. He worked as a ranch hand for the Zavislan family all his working years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Predeceased by parents, Eugene Beck and Sarah Durkin; one brother and four sisters. Survived by nephews, Joe Beck, Eugene (Phyllis) Emery of Canon City, Charles D. Raper of Pinedale, Wyo.; nieces, Vyonne Willis of Gardena, Calif., Wanda McConnell of Pueblo, Charlene (Bob) Ditton of Homer, Alaska, Betty (Roger) Field of Arizona. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Beaver Park Cemetery in Penrose, Rev. Fred Kitch officiating. Burial, Beaver Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Penrose Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of their choice.
Beck, Jennie A.
Jennie A. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1987 - Jennie A. Beck, 622 Allison, Canon City, Nov. 15, 1987. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Mass of Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment, Lakeside.
Beck, Joseph V.
Joseph V. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1999 - Joe Beck was born Feb. 29, 1926, in Salida, Colo.; next to the youngest of seven children. Born to Harry and Ethel (Bond) Beck, he attended grade and high school in Salida, Colo. He lettered in track, basketball and football all four years of high school and was named all-conference guard two years and all-state guard in his senior year. Also in his senior year, he was captain of the football team, captain of the basketball team, president of his class and named outstanding senior boy. He graduated in 1944 with a National Honor Society Scholarship which he never used because he chose to enter the service of his country. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific as a radioman until his discharge in 1946. He married Miss Glenna Brookshire, a hometown girl, while they were both attending the University of Colorado. He graduated with honors from the University of Colorado in August of 1950. He was employed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. In connection with this work, he moved frequently and lived in the following places: Lamar, Colo., Gunnison, Colo., Canon City, Colo., Buena Vista, Colo., Billings, Mont., Culbertson, Neb., Culbertson, Mont., New Castle, Wyo., Ekalaka, Mont., Brockson, Mont., Stanton, N.D., Miller, S.D., Custer, Mont., Harding, Mont., Missoula, Mont., Ingomar, Mont., Powell, Wyo., Williston, N.D., Bridger, Mont., Ridgeway, Mont., Decker, Mont., Devil's Lake, N.D., Cooperstown, N.D., Redfield, S.D., Harvey, N.D., Rawlins, Wyo., Stockton, Kan., Denver, Colo., Monte Vista, Colo., and Pueblo, Colo. Mr. and Mrs. Beck had three children: Jeannie (Steven) Maher, a graduate of Beth El School of nursing, currently working in dialysis at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital; Clifton (Chaz San Soucy), a graduate of University of Southern Colorado and now working in the OR of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital; and Sharon Beck, a graduate of Adams State College and employed at Bessemer School here in Pueblo. Three grandchildren survive, Julia Maher, Douglas and Daniel Beck. Mr. Beck was a Mason and Rotarian, past president of the Rio Grande Rock Club and charter member of the San Luis Valley Historical Society. He was the archaeological advisor for the state of Colorado under House Bill 1041. His hobbies include arrowhead hunting, duck hunting and training his fine Labrador Retriever. In 1984, he was named a Beautiful Puebloan for his work with wildlife. Mr. Beck transferred with the forest service to Pueblo, Colo., on July 21, 1975, and retired here in 1980. A memorial service will be held today, Oct. 5, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. The family respectfully requests memorials be made to the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie, Pueblo, Colo., 81005.
Beck, Marie Pike
Marie Pike Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2000 - Marie Pike Beck, age 81, passed away Dec. 30, 1999, at Minnequa Medicenter following a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her parents, Nellie and Harry Pike, and sister, Lennia Cates. Survived by her son, Dr. J. Michael (Barbara) Beck; grandchildren, Chris of Denver, Sharon and James of Pueblo; loving and devoted sister, Aline Eichelberger; and nieces, Charline, Marguerite (Rob) and Marie. Mrs. Beck retired from the CF&I Wire Mill Office in 1980 after 30 years. She was a longtime supporter of the USC Music Department and member of the USC President's Club. She enjoyed helping her son, china painting (Southern Colorado China Painters), crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a 1999 Silver Queen Nominee from the Minnequa Medicenter. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with Rev. Roger Hupp officiating. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the USC Music Department.
Beck, Walter A.
Walter A. Beck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1987 - Walter A. Beck of 18 Regis Lane, June 15, 1987. Husband of Robbie Beck. Father of Analee Beck and Betsy (Matt) Coffin an, both of Pueblo; Walter J. (Ruth) Beck, Houston, Texas, and Leslie (Mike) Cannon, Fort Collins. Stepfather of Bill (Charlene) Graham, Pueblo; Caren Huggins and Mike (Debbie) Rose, both of Beulah; and Wesley (Nancy) Graham, Meeker, Colo. Brother of Jean (Jim) Downey, Pittsburg, Pa.; Gordon W. Beck and Dorothy Hersko, both of McKees Rocks, Pa. Son-in-law of Ann Naccarato, Pueblo. Survived also by six grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa E. Beck, in 1976. A member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Beulah, he was a veteran of service with the United States Air Force during WW II. Mr. Beck retired as head pipefitter of the wire mill on July 30, 1981. after 36 years of employment at CF&I Steel Corp. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 145, and the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Christian wake service, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Friends who wish are requested to send memorials to Our Lady of Lourdes Development Fund c/o the funeral home office.
David Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2000 - David Becker passed away March 26, 2000, in Pueblo. He was 75. Mr. Becker was a welder by trade and had lived in Fort Morgan and Salida before moving to Pueblo in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Becker; a daughter, Barbara Ann Becker, both of Pueblo; a brother, Dick Becker of Missouri; three sisters, Rachel Sagel and Marie Geis, both of Fort Morgan, and Betty Martin of Brush; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 31, 2000, at 7 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 785 E. Spaulding, in Pueblo West.
Becker, Dudley Robert
Dudley Robert Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1999 - Dudley Robert Becker, 52, passed away Sept. 25, 1999, in Seattle. Becker was a graduate of Centennial High School, the University of Denver and the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz. He owned and operated the Town House and Bramble Tree Motels in Pueblo since 1974. He is survived by his wife, Liz; stepdaughters Elizabeth and Lisa, Pueblo; children, Erin, San Francisco, and Quinn, Colorado Springs; mother, Marjorie D. Becker, Pueblo; and brothers, David, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kevin, Aurora. Cremation and no services at his request. Private family ceremony was held in Seattle. Dudley will be deeply missed by family, friends and colleagues who loved and admired him.
Becker, Hilda Patricia
Hilda Patricia (Moery) Becker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2005 - Hilda Patricia (Moery) Becker, passed away August 9, 2005. Predeceased by husband, James Keith Becker and parents Gwen and Ray Moery. Survived by son, Michael of Colorado, daughter, Patty of Oregon, sister, Rae Flanigan, Pueblo and brother, Bill (Suzie) of Redmond, Wash., grandsons, Justin (Lisa) and Matt (Rachel) and 3 great-grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews including special niece, Janet, brothers-in-law, Paul (Sunny), Bob (Carolyn), David and Ed Becker. Born in Pueblo in 1931. Attended Thatcher Grade School, graduated from Centennial High School and attended Western State College. Hilda kept her mental skills honed with her constant crosswords and the great books supplied by the grace of her dear friend Laura at the Library-Barkman Branch. She could not have managed without the care and attention of her loving neighbors Sally and Roger Maggart and Charlie and Anita. Memorial Service 1 p.m., Friday at St. Pius X Church. No food or flowers, please. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Jacob Becker - Westland News - March 19, 1920 - Three minutes after he had eaten the evening meal, brought to him by Jailer John McLachlan, Jacob Becker, 52, a blacksmith, held merely for investigation, committed suicide at the city jail in Denver, by hanging himself in the cell which has become known as 'the hoo-doo cell,' following the escape there from recently of Virgil Trimble and two other prisoners.
Beckman, Donald L.
Donald L. Beckman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2005 - Donald L. Beckman passed from this earth to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Donald was born on Aug. 22, 1921, in West Point, Neb., to Fred Earl Beckman and Edna Potter Beckman. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-parents; three brothers; and his beloved daughter, Diana. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; son, Jim (Cindy) Beckman, Spring Valley, Ohio; daughters, Lynn Davis and Patti Carleo (Robert Potter), Pueblo, Colo.; brothers, Richard (Dalphna) Beckman, Denver, Colo., and Kenneth (Mary Lou) Beckman, Albuquerque, N.M. Grandchildren who he loved and made his life interesting are: Tech. Sgt. Michael (Pauline) Beckman, Kadena AFB, Japan, Christopher (Erin) Beckman, Charleston, S.C., Carrie Davis, Denver, Colo., Bob, John and Shane Davis, Pueblo, Colo., Shea Clendenning, Denver, Colo., David Beckman, Pueblo, Colo., Donald J. "DJ" Potter, Pueblo, Colo.; four great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nephews and nieces who he cherished. Donald was raised in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado, and worked in the Oakland and San Francisco shipyards during WWII. Don returned to Pueblo after the war and worked for Barbara Neon Signs and then joined IBEW No. 12 in 1947. Don retired from the electrical trade in 1986 with 40 years of service. Don's passion in the late 40s through the mid 60s was racing midgets and stock cars. He raced mainly in Pueblo but also raced in Colorado Springs, Canon City, Salida and occasionally Denver. When Don retired from racing in 1964, his passion became fishing and he enjoyed many camping and fishing outings with his family. During the last three years of his illness, Don was an inspiration to all who knew him with his determination to outlive his doctor's June 2002 prognosis of 2 to 3 months to live. During this time, Don took great pleasure in being at home with his family and enjoyed visits from his friends and Hospice care givers. He was brave to the end and brought hope and laughter to all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.
Beckman, Louis Adam
Louis Adam Beckman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1953 - Louis Adam Beckman, Sunday at the home, 1516 Palmer. Husband of Hilma J. Beckman of the home. Father of Louis Beckman Jr., and Mrs. Louise Bensik and step-father of John Nidey, all of Pueblo. Also father of Mrs. Stella Stewart, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Breece, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Margaret Jacobson and Clarence Beckman, Denver, step-father of Charles Nidey, Denver. Grandfather of nine and great grand-father of 12. Brother of Miss Bertha Beckman, Denver; Mrs. Minnie Hackman, Alton, Ill.; Mrs. Louise Oswald and Mrs. Emma Fritz, Alhambra, Ill. A resident of Pueblo for 35 years, former roadmaster for the D&RGW railway and a retired grocer. Services 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. George F. Lowe officiating. To Mountain View.
Beckman, Ruby R.
Ruby R. Beckman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1987 - Ruby R. Beckman, 78, of Las Animas, died Thursday, July 30, 1987, at Bent County Nursing Home. Widow of Elmer A. Beckman, who passed away April 21, 1973. Survived by daughter, John (Amy) Burns of Las Animas; one brother, Harry Kelley; sisters, Zella Manawall of Oregon; and Belda Elkins, Marcilina, Mo.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Powell-Kuhns Mortuary. Concluding service in Las Animas Cemetery.
Beckman-Williams, Diana L.
Diana L. Beckman-Williams - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1997 - Diana L. Beckman-Williams entered into her eternal peace on Aug. 10, 1997. Diana was a brave soldier in her valiant battle with metastatic breast cancer. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Shea Clendenning and son, David Beckman former husband and friend, Roy Clendenning; brother, Jim (Cindy) Beckman, Spring Valley, Ohio; sisters, Lynn (Robert) Davis, Pueblo, and Patti (Robert Potter) Carleo, Las Vegas, Nev.; husband, Jimmy Williams; six special nephews and one special niece; uncles, Don (Priscilla) Higdon, Pueblo, Charles (Laurene) Martin, Paso Robles, Calif.; aunts, Jean Gabriele, Raton, N.M., and Irene Hansen, Las Vegas, Nev.; many cousins and many faithful friends including Renee and Laura.
Beckner, Mattie Belle
Mattie Belle Beckner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1962 - Mattie Belle Beckner, Aug. 25. Wife of William E. Beckner, mother of Mrs. Leonard A. Nuckolls and grandmother of Peter Nuckolls, all of the family home, 1329 ½ Claremont, and Mrs. R. T. Kenny, Burnt Hills, N. Y.; great-grandmother of one. Sister of Mrs. C. W. Fisher, Canon City, Colo., and Mrs. Eleanor Chenoweth, Pueblo. Aunt of several, Member of the First Baptist Church and Dorcas Sunday School class. A resident of Pueblo for the past 50 years. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Merris Dice officiating. To Denver for cremation.
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