The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

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Bedalla, Jose
Jose Bedalla – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Jose Bedalla is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Jose Bedalla: Mexican, age 16, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bedalla, M.
M. Bedalla – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: M. Bedalla is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. M. Bedalla: Mexican, age 40, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bedalla, R.
R. Bedalla – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: R. Bedalla is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. R. Bedalla: Mexican, age 18, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bedford, C. A.
C.A. "Mickey" Bedford - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2000 - C.A. "Mickey" Bedford, 67, passed away Feb. 3, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, McBride and Sarah Frances; brother, Kenneth; sisters, Ruth Weisinger and Ida Edsel; and daughter, Judy Lynn. Survived by daughters, Pamela (Buck) Burns of Pueblo and Karen Sue (Louis) Giltner of Blue Springs, Mo., and Patty (David) Young of Salt Lake City, Utah; son, Danny Hinchcliffe, Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Fred (Lois) Bedford of Pueblo, George Bedford of Albuquerque, N.M., and Melvin (Barbara) Bedford of Wallkill, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in Middletown, N.Y., and joined the U.S. Army in 1949. After serving his country, he was discharged at Fort Carson. He worked briefly for the Colorado, Western and Santa Fe Railroad. He eventually went to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad as a trainman and retired as a brakeman and conductor in 1993. He loved working with his hands and dancing. At the time of his untimely death, he was working for Renzeuberger Limo Service. He was loved by all and will be missed. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Chapel.

Bedford, Fred Sr.
Fred Bedford Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2003 - Fred Bedford Sr., 74, born Aug. 10, 1929, in Middletown, N.Y., to McBride and Sarah Bedford, passed away Nov. 1, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife of 50 years, Lois Hadley. Fred retired in 1991 from the Santa Fe Railroad after 39 years of service. Fred was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Tenth Mountain Division. He is survived by daughters, Bonnie (Ron) Kennedy, Deby (Cliff) Wolf, Frances (Paul) LePage; son, Fred (Tammi) Bedford Jr.; grandchildren, Jim (Melissa) and Cale Kennedy, Eric, Ryan and Kimberly Wolf, Amanda and Sarah LePage, and Kyle and Kjerstin Bedford; great-grandchildren, Chaise and Gaige Kennedy; and brother, Mel (Barbara) Bedford. He will be lovingly missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. At his request, there will be a private family inurnment service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care in his memory.

Bedford, Ida
Ida "Lois" Bedford - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2000 - Ida "Lois" Bedford, 65, born Aug. 16, 1934, in Swink, Colo., to Marvin and Beulah Hadley, who preceded her in death, went to be with the Lord Aug. 8, 2000. Those she left behind with jobs yet to be filled on this earth are her loving husband of 50 years, Fred Bedford; daughters, Bonnie (Ron) Kennedy, Deby (Cliff) Wolf, Frances (Paul) LePage; son, Fred (Tammie) Bedford Jr.; grandchildren, Jim and Cale Kennedy, Eric, Ryan and Kimberly Wolf, Amanda and Sarah LePage and Kyle and Kjerstin Bedford; sisters, Marie Bollinger and Sally Michaels; brother, Bob Hadley; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and caring friends. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and with family from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bedingfield, Denis
Denis Bedingfield - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Denis Bedingfield, 46, went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2004. Survived by his loving wife, Ryioko Bedingfield; daughter, Heather (Kelley) Scott; son, Weston; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Rylee; father, John; and brothers, Marty, Gene and Steven. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, Calvary Church, 5 Tulane, Pueblo.

Bedingfield, Myra Carolyn
Myra Carolyn Bedingfield - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 31, 2001, in Pueblo. Carolyn was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Aztec, N.M., and had lived in Avondale since 1989. Mrs. Bedingfield was employed as a receptionist in a local dentist office before her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ in Pueblo and was an active volunteer with the Donor Alliance program. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Jay Bedingfield of Avondale; sons, Denis (Ryioko) of Iowa, John (Ellen) of Texas, Gene (Sue) of Texas, Steven (Jennifer) of Georgia; her mother, Myra Dabbs; two sisters, Flora Bixler and Doris Ridlon, all of New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bedran, Abe
Abe Bedran - Huerfano World - April 27, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Sixteen Syrians from Aguilar and Trinidad came to Walsenburg and shot and killed Abe Bedran, 18, a brother-in-law of Abe Cutter.

Bedwell, Annabel Lea
Annabel Lea Frost Bedwell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2006 - Annabel Lea Frost Bedwell, 14, affectionately know as "Belle" went to be with the Lord Jan. 6, 2006, in Morrison, Colo. A lifetime Pueblo resident, she was born March 10, 1991. Daughter of Danny R. and Faith M. Bedwell II; sister of Maggie, Rainie and Danny Ray Bedwell; granddaughter of Jose and Margaret Sais, Patricia Valdez, Robin Hill and Danny Bedwell Sr.; niece of Joey, Robby, Torre, Mike, Nathan, Matthew, Luke, Israel, Marney, Tanya, Heather, Charity, Amanda, Jesse, Rita, Marcia, Bethany and Dakota. Also survived by her godparents, Daniel and Eileen Aranda. She was the first of many cousins, the heart of her family and a gift to all who knew her. Please come help us celebrate her life. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday; both at Angelus Chapel, with Pastor Joey Sais officiating. Cremation to follow.

Beebe, Agnes
Agnes Beebe - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – March 27, 2003 - Agnes Beebe, age 93, passed away at the Trinidad State Nursing Home on February 5, 2003. She was born on October 3, 1909 in Gulnare, Colorado to Gus and Elizabeth (Marsh) Martin. She was married to Clarence Beebe and resided in the Valdez/Trinidad area all of her life. She was a gifted homemaker and took great pride in her family. She also enjoyed being involved in many social clubs. Agnes was a member of the Eastern Star and Zion's Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence, daughter Betty Ann Madden and sister Lena Yates. Agnes is survived by her son Ken (Janice) Beebe of Denver, Colorado, son-in-law Robert Madden of Arvada, Colorado, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends Visitation for Agnes will be held on Monday, February 10, 2003 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service is planned for Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery with Pastor Vaughn Neshiem officiating. The family requests that donations be made in her name to the Children's Hospital, 1056 East 19th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. The family may be contacted at 8700 West Hampden, Denver, Colorado 80227. Arrangements for Agnes Beebe are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Beebe, Ardath Lee
Ardath Lee Beebe - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2002 - Ardath Lee Beebe, age 100, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away July 12, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Frank W. Beebe; daughter, Alice Lee Bigley; son, Frank W. Beebe Jr.; grandsons, Jimbo and Eddie; one sister, and two brothers. Survived by her son, Edwin Joel (Thelma) Beebe; daughter, Thelma Leslie McGrath; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She is best remembered as a world class grandmother who could cure anything with her homemade chicken and noodles. She loved to sing and enjoyed spending time amusing her family with her rhymes. Visitation, 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in Ardath's name may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Beebe, Irene Kenworthy
Irene Kenworthy Beebe - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1986 - Irene Kenworthy Beebe of 828 ½ Euclid, Nov. 12, 1986. Wife of Cecil Kenworthy, who passed away in 1940, and Walter Beebe, who passed away in 1960. Mother of Clarence (Joy) Kenworthy, Pueblo; grandmother of Lynda (David) Belisle and W. Cory (Lynell) Kenworthy, both of Pueblo. Also survived by four great-grandchildren and brothers, Rev. Stacy (Ethel) Wesner, Richmond, Ind., and David (Alice) Wesner, Siloam Springs, Ark. A member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Mrs. Beebe was employed as a cosmetologist. Services, 2:30 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ronald Crosley. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Beebe, Maxine
Maxine Beebe - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2003 - Maxine Beebe, 78, passed away Dec. 28, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell Beebe; and her granddaughter, Samantha Costa. She is survived by her children, Steve Halstead, Pueblo, Melody (Bobby) Hartzler, Cape Cod, Mass., and Mardell (Doug) Costa, Pueblo; grandchildren, Russell (Gwen) Halstead and Juliannah Halstead, both of Pueblo, Jason Medved, Washington State, Clark and Grant Flugel, both of Michigan, Dallas Kochevar, Cassie Costa, Cali Costa and Doug Costa, all of Pueblo, and Steven McMullen of Nebraska; two sisters, Lillian Sparks, Decatur, Neb., and Eunice (Gene) Stecks, Cheyenne, Wyo.; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She also is survived by special friends, Barbara Miller, Pat Carrington, Angie Taylor, Shelby Taylor. Maxine loved her children and grandchildren, fishing, and spending time by her ponds. Cremation, with memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Beeby, Benjamin Eugene
Benjamin Eugene Gene Beeby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1997 - Benjamin Eugene Gene Beeby, 74, of Fowler, died July 24, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Memorials to the First Baptist Church.

Beech, Linda Lee
Linda Lee Beech - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2004 - Linda Lee Beech passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2004, in Pueblo West. She was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., to Owen Morris Lee and Genevieve McCormick Lee. Linda was employed as a respiratory therapist a Parkview Medical Center. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and collecting. Her survivors include her daughter, Michelle (Gary) Traphagan; and five grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Beecher, Charles
Charles Beecher – Pueblo Indicator – October 18, 1941 – Charles Beecher Died – Charles H. Beecher died at his farm home near the Beulah highway Oct. 8, where he had lived the past 30 years. Burial in Mountain View cemetery, Saturday.

Beegles, Edith Pearl
Edith Pearl Beegles - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2000 - Edith Pearl Beegles, 95, passed away Aug. 21, 2000, at Life Care Center in Casper, Wyo. Survived by her son, Donald (Nancy) Beegles of Casper; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband; parents; eight brothers and sisters. Born to Edward Everett and Ella May (nee Ritchie) Van Horn on June 26, 1905, in Lyons, Kan. In 1921 she moved to Ordway, Colo. On Aug. 14, 1936, she married Floyd Lee Beegles in Colorado. He preceded her in death in 1989; they were married for 53 years. Edith was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed crocheting and painting. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 S. Wilson, Casper, Wyo., 82601.

Beeler, John A.
John A. Beeler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 1927 - John A. Beeler, age 77 years, died at the residence, 107 Veta Avenue.  Body at the Davis Mortuary. - John A. Beeler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1927 - Funeral services for John A. Beeler took place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, March 25, from the chapel of the Davis Mortuary.  Benjamin F. Koperlik delivered a beautiful eulogy on the life of the deceased.  Mrs. V. A. Hagerman and Mrs. E. R. Owens, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Charles Krebs, sang:  "The City Four Square," "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Abide With Me."  The pall bearers were grandsons of the Mr. Beeler, and were:  Raymond L., Glen, and Jack Groves, Milton D. Brown, and Paul L. Henderson.  The honorary pallbearers were: John West, W.C. Percheon, G.W. Harper, and E. C. Haghberger.  The B.P.O. Elks No. 90 exemplified their ritualistic funeral service at the chapel and at Mountain View Cemetery where interment was made.  Submitted by Cathy Lampshire.

Beeler, John Bertrum
John Bertrum Beeler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1926 - John B. Beeler Dies - John Bertrum Beeler, age 45 years, died at La Junta yesterday, following a brief illness.  Mr. Beeler had resided in Pueblo for the last twenty years and was employed in the water service department of the A.T. & S. F. Railway Company here.  He was well liked by all his fellow employees.  He was survived by his wife, Bessie L. and one daughter, Alice Beeler, of the family home, 115 East Sixth Street; his mother and father, Mrs. and Mr. John A. Beeler, at 410 East Routt; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Groves of Pueblo, and Mrs. Pearl Faith of California; two brothers, Raymond, of Trinidad, Colorado and Vernard of Cleveland Ohio.  He attended the Methodist Church in Pueblo, and was a member of the W.O.W. No. 29.  The body is being cared for by the United Davis-Vories.  Funeral announcements will be made later.  Submitted by Cathy Lampshire.

Beeman, Fred D.
Fred D. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2003 - Fred D. Beeman, 77, born Aug. 26, 1926, made his transition on Sept. 12, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ednah Beeman; six brothers and four sisters; in-laws, Howard and Flora Woolven. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Elaine; brothers, Ray (Pat) Beeman and Herbert (Lucille) Beeman; sisters, Freda Watson and Ednah Arnold; sisters-in-law, Jean Beeman and Lena (Elmer) Bauman; numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1986 from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend. He was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 8, Encampment No. 14, Patriarch Militant No. 8. Cactus Star Rebekah Lodge No. 2 I.O.O.F., South Pueblo No. 31, AFAM Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine and O.E.S. No. 7. Eagles Aerie No. 145. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Divine Science Church or Al Kaly Transportation Fund through the funeral office.

Beeman, George F.
George F. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1976 - George F. Beeman, of 3221 N. Elizabeth, space 26, passed away at a local hospital, Jan. 16, 1976. Husband of Mrs. Georgia E. Beeman, of the family home; father of Mrs. Mildred Hale, Henry Leroy and Donald Beeman, all of Pueblo, and Robert Beeman, Beulah; grandfather of 13; brother of Archie Beeman, Pueblo, and Jim Beeman, Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born Jan. 7, 1908, in Orchard Park. Longtime resident of Pueblo having retired from CF&I Steel Corp. Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Pueblo Aerie 145. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. Charles Willbanks, officiating, Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at the residence of Donald Beeman, 830 Belmont.

Beeman, Georgia Ella
Georgia Ella Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1999 - Georgia Ella Beeman, 84, passed away July 7, 1999. Survived by her children, Henry (Monnie) Beeman, Robert (Patricia) Beeman, Donald (Victoria) Beeman and Mildred (Calvin) Hale, all of Pueblo- 10 grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, George Beeman on Jan. 16, 1976- three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Born Jan. 11, 1915, in Pueblo. Georgia was a member of Rebeccah Star No. 2, Royal Neighbors and Eagles Lodge No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary. She will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jon Weans officiating.

Beeman, Nadene M.
Nadene M. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Nadene M. Beeman passed away April 19, 1999, in Pueblo. Nadene was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Hugo, Colo., and had lived here most of her life. She was employed as a senior psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital before her retirement in 1983. Mrs. Beeman was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, her husband, Archie, and her children, Terry, David and Barbara Holt. Among her survivors are her son, Thomas (Rini) Beeman- daughter, Gail (Robert) Sibert, both of Pueblo- a daughter-in-law, Joanne Beeman, of New York- her grandchildren, Christopher Beeman, Scott Holt, Natalie Edwards, Pam Hunt, Elsa Halbeisen, Cheri Arellano, Patricia Mercer, Sean Beeman, David Beeman, Daniel Bassi and Barbara Pait- as well as 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beeman will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 1999, in the Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Jinny Bettendorf officiating. The family will receive friends at 3119 Morris Ave. following the service.

Beeman, Richard G.
Richard G. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2001 - Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2001 - Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kirby Walls officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall following the interment. Contributions may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church in his memory.

Beeman, Terry S.
Terry S. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1979 - Terry S. Beeman, lifetime Beulah resident, late of 8842 Maryknoll Blvd, passed away unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an auto accident 16 miles west of Pueblo on the Beulah Highway Sept. 9, 1979. Terry was a graduate of Rye High School class of 1979. At the time of death he was employed at Arrow Trucking. Former member of Rye High School Rodeo Association. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Beeman of the family home; three brothers, Jerry S. Beeman, Pueblo and Gary S. Beeman and Larry S. Beeman, both of the family home; his grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Beeman and grandfather, Anthony J. Okorn, both of Pueblo, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel with the Rev. Fred J. Johnson, chaplain, Parkview Episcopal Hospital, officiating. Interment, Beulah Cemetery.

Beery, Donald W.
Donald W. Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2000 - Donald W. Beery of Pueblo passed away Feb. 8, 2000. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Inez Beery. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Vivian Beery; children, Michael (Edna) Beery, Donald L. Beery, Debra P. (Tim) Kuhn and Mark (Kena) Beery; grandchildren, Chris, Cory (Shanda) Beery, Chad, Adam, Brittney, Desarae, Andrew, Craig, Noah and Cody; brothers and sisters, Ardyth (Alva) Decker, Gerie Piserchio, Arthur (Jo) Beery, Leslie (Shirley) Beery, Helen (Jack) Dwier, Fred Beery and Larry (Margaret) Beery; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Donald Beery was a lifetime member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church and devoted his spiritual leadership as a deacon for many years. Mr. Beery served his country during the Korean War. He will be remembered as a spiritual leader to his family and being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Donald will be missed by the many lives he touched. Public visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Rose Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made to Focus on the Family, 8605 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80920.

Beery, Inez M.
Inez M. Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1998 - Inez M. Beery, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 18, 1998, in Garden City, Kan. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie F. Beery- and by her sister, Mary. Beloved mother of Ardyth (Alva) Decker of Satanta, Kan., Gerie Piserchio of Pueblo, Donald W. (Vivian) Beery of Pueblo, Arthur F. (Jo) Beery of Pueblo, Leslie G. (Shirley) Beery of Pueblo, Helen (Jack) Dwier of Pueblo, Fred Beery of Wichita, Kan., and Larry E. (Margaret) Beery of Golden. Beloved grandmother of 31 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Ida Ryan of Pueblo, Velma (Don) Hayes of Grants, N.M. - and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Beery retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1963, where she was a psychiatric technician. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo, Colo. 81002. The family will receive friends at 11 White Dove following the interment.

Beery, Leslie G.
Leslie G. Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2000 - Leslie G. Beery, 66, went to be with the Lord June 3, 2000. He was born Aug. 15, 1933, to Leslie F. and Inez Beery in Cripple Creek, Colo. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Shirley Beery; children, Leslie (Jeff) Maes, Betts (Don) Herron, Sheryl Beery (Frank Papish) and Richard (Bobbi) Beery. He was Papa to Nic Herron, Dustin and Ryan Serles, Tyler and Cassidy Maes, Jayde Beery and Mike Herron, all of Pueblo. Sisters, Ardyth (Alva) Decker of Satanta, Kan., Gerie Piserchio, Helen (Jack) Dwier of Pueblo. Brothers, Art (Jo) Beery of Pueblo, Fred Beery, Wichita, Kan., Larry (Margaret) Beery of Golden, Colo.; sister-in-law, Vivian Beery; mother-in-law, Edna Milner; brothers-in-law, Tom Milner, Tom (Jodean) Guay; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friend, Ron Winters. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Donald Beery; father-in-law, Tom Milner; brother-in-law, Tom Piserchio. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1951-1954, during the Korean War. He was a member of the Eagles and retired from CF&I in 1983 after 27 years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, and the Broncos, but most of all his grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at 2 p.m., Rose Chapel. Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Beggs, Helen L.
Helen L. Beggs - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1975 - Helen L. Beggs, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away at her residence, 1316 West, June 29, 1975. Mrs. Beggs was retired Colorado State Hospital employe. Preceded in death by husband, Barney Beggs, 1969. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Jean Roybal, Trinidad; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Kochevar, 915 E. Arroyo, where family may be contacted, and Miss Rose Lesar, Highland Park Nursing Home. Two grandchildren, Lori Lynn Roybal and James F. Roybal, Trinidad, and dear friend, Mrs. Mary Howard, Pueblo West, also survive. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, T. G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. William P. Oakley, pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn.

Beggs, Robert H.
Robert H. Beggs - Brandon Bell - January 19, 1915 - An estate estimated at $200,000 was left by the late Robert H. Beggs, pioneer business man and philanthropist of Denver, Pueblo and Salida.

Beggs, Velma
Velma Beggs - Walsenburg World - August 11, 1903 - A little girl was burned to death at Aguilar Thursday by attempting to light a fire with coal oil. Velma Beggs, whose home is at Pinion, Colo., was visiting with a relative of hers, Mrs. Chas. Ferrero of Aguilar. On last Thursday she used kerosene in her attempt to light the fire. The can exploded and the girl was enveloped in flames. A blanket was thrown over her to extinguish the flames but not before she was burned so badly that she died in about four hours. The flesh was burned so badly that it fell from the bones in places.

Behrendsen , Nina Pearl
Nina Pearl (Waller) Behrendsen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2003 - Nina Pearl (Waller) Behrendsen, 87, passed away May 4, 2003. Survived by her children, Ruth (Joe) Venezio, Jerry Waller, Don Waller, all of Pueblo, Bill (Pat) Waller, Arizona, Bob (Eva) Waller, Oklahoma, and Judy Lily, Florida; siblings, Charles Hard, Neva Burnamen, Nona Clemmons, Nova (Leo) Hudson, Neta (Bob) Jaynes and Nola Jackson; numerous grandchildren, including special grandson, Jack Waller; and special granddaughters, Johnna Culp and Sandy (Ken) Fowler; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, her dog, "T.J." Preceded in death by her first husband, Oral Waller; second husband, Edward Behrendsen; children, Jack (Peggy) Waller, James Waller and Ron Waller; and parents, George and Ada Hart. Nina was born on Aug. 29, 1915, in Bristow, Okla. She was a licensed practical nurse for many years and worked at the Monte Vista, Colo., Veterans Hospital. She loved quilting, cooking and gardening. Member of the Parkhill Baptist Church. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Mountain View Cemetery with the Pastor Doug Cox officiating. Special thanks to the staff of Pueblo Extended Care Center and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Behrmann, Harry Claude Capps
Harry Claude Capps Behrmann - Walsenburg World - May 14, 1908 - Little Harry Claude Capps Passes Away – Died on Wednesday, May 6, 1908. Harry Behrmann the little five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Behrmann, of pneumonia. The little boy had been sick for several weeks and although small hopes were entertained for his recovery at first, lately a decided improvement had been noticeable which revived some hopes which were harshly shattered on Wednesday morning. The little fellow was an only child. He had never fully recovered from the whooping cough and measles and when pneumonia attacked him his constitution was in no state to battle the dread disease. Funeral services were held from the residence of S.J. Capps at one o'clock on Thursday, Rev. C.E.Wharton, rector of the Episcopal Church at Walsenburg, conducting the services. Burial occurred in the La Veta Cemetery – La Veta Advertiser.

Beick, Charles
Charles L. Beick – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – December 16, 1912 – Around the City As Seen By Our Reporters on Their Daily Rounds – From the Herald Democrat and the Evening Chronicle – From Wednesday's Daily – Charles Beick Dead – Charles L. Beick, one of the old-time Leadville mining men, well known on the Johnny mine (?), died Tuesday in Pueblo where he went in the latter part of November in hopes of gaining relief for Bright's disease. He was a member of Court Skandia, Foresters' of America, of this city. Death claimed him when he was at the age of 41 years. He has a sister who resides in Pueblo, and it is there that the funeral will probably take place on Thursday, December 12.

Bekinnie, Anthony
Anthony “Wink” Bekinnie - Huerfano World - October 23, 2003 – Accidental Death – The death of Anthony "Wink" Bekinnie, 19, of Gardner, which occurred while he was visiting in Connecticut, has been ruled an accident. Bekinnie, the grandson of Ben and Joan Eagle, died Oct. 19 after falling off a dormitory roof or through a fifth-floor window while he was visiting a friend at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Memorial Services were held Wednesday evening. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday at the family property in Gardner.

Belarde, Frank L.
Frank L. Belarde - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2002 - Frank L. Belarde passed away July 28, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 21, 1938, in Gulnare, Colo., to Frank and Manulita Belarde, who preceded him. Survived by his siblings, Dolores Lucero, John Lucero, Grace (Mike) Valdez, Andrew Abeyta, Steve, Ceilo, John and Raymond Belarde, and spouses; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Rosary with funeral service to follow, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Belarde, Raymond A.
Raymond A. Belarde - Anchorage Daily News - March 7, 2005 - Anchorage, AK - Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Raymond A. Belarde, 73, died March 3, 2005, at his Anchorage home from complications of diabetes. A Mass of resurrection will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interment will be at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Mr. Belarde was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Gulnare, Colo. He graduated from high school in Trinidad, N.M., and attended Portales University in New Mexico. Serving in the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of the 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron-555 TFS in Thailand, England, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and Hawaii. In 1969, he retired. He and his family moved to Anchorage from Denver in 1970. Mr. Belarde worked with John Wayne Construction Co. and Ken Brady Construction Co., Baugh-Belarde Construction Co. and owned Belarde Enterprise Inc. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January. He had received a kidney transplant. Mr. Belarde loved ice fishing and early morning coffee klatches with friends. He also loved to golf and had one "Hole in One Award" at Moose Run. His daughter wrote: "My dad was my hero. I loved him more than words can say. He fought hard for his precious life. We cherished the time we spent with him. My dad loved his family and friends and his cat, Morris. He equally loved his country, which he fought for. We will miss him more than we can say. He was a good and honorable man. He found pleasure in helping others and making them smile with his quick wit. He will live on in all of us through all the wonderful memories all of us had with him." Survivors include his spouse, Mary Belle Belarde of Alaska; sons, Edward Belarde of Colorado and George Belarde of Alaska; daughter, Tammy Belarde of Alaska; brothers, Steve Belarde of Alaska, John Belarde of Washington, and C.S. Belarde of Alaska; granddaughter, Emily Belarde of Colorado; nephew, Lester Black of Alaska; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Belarde, and sisters, Annie Belarde, Ruth Montoya and Angie Black. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alaska Kidney Foundation. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Belcher, George W.
George W. Belcher - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 13, 1913 - Board Detains Eleven - Five Held by Military Commission for Murder - Report Made to General Chase Shows Forty-Three Strike Cases have Been Investigated - Trinidad - General Chase, commanding the state militia, receive the report of the military commission, which has completed its labors after one week's investigation. The report shows that during its sessions 43 cases growing out of the coal strike were investigated, including murder cases, conspiracy, assault and minor disturbances. The recommendations of the commission provide that eleven be indefinitely detained as military prisoners five of whom are held for murder, three for felonious assault, two for further investigation, and one, Robert Uhlich, president of the Trinidad union, as a dangerous agitator and alien. Those held are: Luis Zacanelli, who has confessed to killing Detective George Belcher, and Mario Veni, who is mentioned as an accomplice. Frank Gonzales and Mike Guerriero are held in connection with the killing of Pedro Jaramillo at Aguilar Oct. 28. James Bicuuvaris, the leader of the Greek strikers, is held for the killing of Mine Guard Angus Alexander at Hastings. Oct. 28. Abel Martinez, M. Mestes and Nash Lopez, Mexicans, are held for the assault upon Herbert Smith, mine clerk at the McLaughlin mine, Nov. 8. Luis Tikus, better known as “Louis the Greek,” leader of the Greek strikers at the Ludlow tent colony, is being held in connection with a number of deaths which resulted from the battles fought between strikes and mine guards, prior to the arrival of the state militia in southern Colorado. The names of minor offenders who are being detained were not disclosed by the report as given to the press. The Military Commission commenced its work in the Walsenburg district Monday. Bayfield Blade - March 26, 1915 - Louis Zancanelli, on trial at Trinidad, charged with the murder of George W. Belcher the night of Nov. 20, 1913, was seen a second after the shooting standing within a few feet of the slain man, a revolver in his hand, according to the testimony of two women on the witness stand. Brandon Bell - April 16, 1915 - Zancannelli is Given Life Sentence - Trinidad - Louis Zancannelli, a former striking coal miner, was convicted on his second trial for the murder of George W. Belcher, a private detective, here Nov. 20, 1913. The jury after twenty-four hours deliberation returned a verdict of first degree murder and fixed the penalty at life imprisonment at hard labor. Thirty days was granted the defense to file a motion for a new trial. Pueblo Indicator – May 22, 1915 – Many Errors Alleged by Zancanelli – Trinidad – Two hundred and thirty-five assignments of error were alleged in the District Court in the motion for a new trial for Louis Zancannelli, convicted of first degree murder of Baldwin-Felts Detective George W. Belcher after the first jury had disagreed, standing eight to four for acquittal. San Juan Prospector - May 8, 1915 - Warning Sent Judge Hillyer - Trinidad - An anonymous letter, received under date of April 26, postmarked Trinidad, by Judge Granby Hillyer of the District Court, conveys the threat that if Louis Zancannelli recently convicted in the District Court here of the murder of Detective G. W. Belcher, or John R. Lawson, who had been found guilty of murder in the first degree, are prosecuted or punished, evil will befall every man connected with the coal operators from No. 26 Broadway, New York, the Rockefeller headquarters, on down.

Belden, Edward Perry
Edward Perry Belden - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2003 - Edward Perry Belden, son of Frank Lester Belden and Eva Lena Belden, died on June 13, 2003. He was 91 years of age, and he died of age related complications in Pueblo, CO. where he resided the past 21 years. Mr. Belden was born in Union City, IA. and was raised in Marshalltown, Zearing and Spirit Lake, IA. It was November 11, 1936 when he married Doris Eileen Skaare while living in Spirit Lake, IA. He worked for the Coca Cola Bottling Co. His position with the Coca Cola Company took him and his family to several different states throughout the Midwest. He then joined the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company as Plant Superintendent and moved to the west coast where he resided for 20 some years. His wife, Doris, preceded him in death on April 4, 1970. Mr. Belden worked abroad as a consultant for the Pepsi Cola Co. in the later years before retiring. He married Ethel Peters Graham in 1981. The Peters also lived in Spirit Lake, IA. Once married, Mr. Belden moved to Pueblo, CO the town Ethel had settled in. Ethel preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 1997. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, viewing sports of all kinds, football, baseball and basketball. He was a craftsman who loved to tinker in his shop, inventing creations to make life easier. He loved a good cigar and enjoyed telling his stories of the past. He is survived by his brother, Howard Belden, of Spirit Lake, IA.; and five children; Ronald Belden, of Michigan, Marilyn Smith of Connecticut, Barbara Allen, of Texas, Janis Trendt, of California and Kathy Cosme, of CA. Mr. Belden has 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Belden will be laid to rest in Orange County, CA at Fairhaven Cemetery, with a private service.

Belden, Ethel
Ethel (Graham) Belden - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Ethel (Graham) Belden passed away Nov. 26, 1997. Preceded in death by her parents- her two sisters, Elva Koch and Mabel Jahr - and by her first husband, Robert J. Graham. She married Edward Belden in 1981. She graduated from Minnesota State Teachers College in 1933- worked for the Public Utility in Spirit Lake, Iowa, for 14 years. She moved to Pueblo in 1951 and worked for Broome Brothers for 20 years. Member, First Presbyterian Church since 1952 and the PEO Sisterhood since 1956. She is survived by her husband, Edward- five stepchildren, Ronald Belden, Marilyn Smith, Barbara Allen, Janis Trendt, and Kathy Coome. At her request, cremation, with service 10 a.m. Monday, Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cottey College Memorial Fund in Nevada, Mo., 64772. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Belding, Edwin E.
Edwin E. Belding - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - Edwin E. Belding, 76, passed away April 8, 2001, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Sept. 25, 1924, to Ralph E. and Mary Belding. Mr. Belding was raised and attended schools in Eagle, Colo. He later attended college at Colorado State University. He flew combat missions in Italy during World War II and, after successful ventures in other fields, returned to flying as flight instructor, corporate pilot and airline captain. He retired from Rocky Mountain Airways in 1983. In 1944, while serving in the U.S. Air Force, he met and married Jean Vandiver at Columbia, S.C., on Nov. 11, 1944. He will be remembered by his wife of 55 years; children, William E. (Robbin) Belding and Marilyn Altenbach (Barry) grandchildren, Chris Altenbach, Michael and Michele Belding and Tracy Curtis; and one great-grandson, Scott Altenbach. There are many additional relatives and, most of all, friends who will also mourn his passing. Visitation, 2 until 7 p.m., today. Funeral service, 2 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2001, with the Rev. James Bimbi officiating; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth in Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, family respectfully requests any donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Belier, Laura Ann
Laura Ann Belier - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - Ann Belier, of Plainview, Texas, formerly of Swink, died April 9, 1999, at her home. She was married to Joe C. Belier. Funeral services are pending. Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1999 - Laura Ann Belier of Plainview, Texas, died April 10 in Plainview. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 15, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in La Junta. Memorials may be made to Vista Care Family Hospice, 4018 Olton Road, Plainview, Texas 79072

Belisle, Albert Raymond
Albert Raymond Belisle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1999 - Albert Raymond Belisle KA0PAC (PAC-MAN), 84, passed away Oct. 22, 1999. Survived by daughter, Carol (Jim) Clark; son, Raymond Albert Belisle; daughter, Sharon Lea Belisle; son, David (Lynda) Belisle, all of Pueblo; daughter, Joyce (Arden) Quillen of La Junta, Colo.; grandchildren, Walter J. Clark, Laura (Stewart) UnRuh, Kyle (Diane) Smith, Rebecca (Richard Valencia) Belisle, Ryan Belisle, Randy Belisle, Kevin (Christy) Quillen and Jeffery Quillen; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Daniels and Jeanette Rodrique; beloved nephew, Richard (Linda) Rochette; and sisters-in-law, Anna Wilson, Dorothy Jefferies and Lucille Stephens. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Laura Louise Belisle. Albert was an avid amateur (Ham) radio operator and a Mars Volunteer. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Belisle, Laura Louise
Laura Louise Belisle - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 1997 - Laura Louise Belisle passed away Oct. 8, 1997. Born June 8, 1928, in Lamar, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Mary Jane Young Newman and Riley Clark Newman. Mrs. Belisle is survived by her husband of 54 years, Albert Belisle; her children, Carol (Jim) Clark, Raymond Belisle, Sharon Smith-Belisle and David (Lynda) Belisle, all of Pueblo, and Joyce (Arden) Quillen of La Junta; grandchildren, Walter (Sheryl) Clark, Laura (Stewart) Unruh, Kyle (Diana) Smith, Rebecca Belisle, Ryan Belisle, Kevin Quillen, Randy Belisle and Jeffrey Quillen; great-grandchildren, Briana Belisle, Hannah Smith, Sarah Smith and Megan Smith; sisters, Anna Wilson of Denver, Dorothy Jeffries of New Mexico and Lucille (Harold) Stephens of California; brother, Ernest Newman of Lamar; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation, Imperial Crematory. No services will be held.

Beljan, Christ
Christ Beljan - Brandon Bell - October 18, 1912 - A fall of rock at the Ravenswood mine killed two miners at Walsenburg. They are Joan Curio, forty, married, and Christ Beljan, twenty-five, single.

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