The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Bell, Aleck
Aleck Bell - Huerfano World - July 23, 1998 - Aleck Bell, 73, of Walsenburg, died July 20, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center, after a long illness. Born July 5, 1925 in Walsenburg to Demetri and Helen Bolek Bell, he lived all of his life in Huerfano County where he worked five years in the coal mines and as a heavy duty equipment operator for the State Highway Department. Mr. Bell was a member of St. Mary Church, the Polish National Alliance, Chauffeurs, Teamsters and Helpers Local Union #13 and Construction Truck Drivers. He loved to go mushroom and pinon picking with his mother when she was alive and not too long ago, he was privileged to play his accordion for his class reunion. He is survived by a brother, Joe Jurkulak, Glenwood Springs; a sister, Madeline Piazza, Banning, CA; six nieces, one nephew, ten great-nieces and nephews, eight great-great-nieces and nephews. At Mr. Bell's request, cremation at the Almont Crematory in Pueblo.

Bell, Barney Elton
Barney Elton Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2003 - Barney Elton Bell, July 26, 1920-Feb. 17, 2003. Command Sergeant Major (ret) Barney Elton Bell, 82, passed into the hands of the Lord on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003. He was born on the 26th of July, 1920 in Mt. Vernon, Arkansas to Barney Elbert and Oma Marie (Keathley) Bell. Barney is preceded death by his parents, brothers Virgil, Larry and Euel, a sister Rachael, and in 1982 by his beloved wife Ann. He is survived by a sister Mona, his son Brian (Claire), grandsons Robby and Andy, very dear friends Gloria and Charlie Modisett, Frieda and Bob Berkhoff, numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces in Arkansas and in Australia. He was a man with a tremendous heart and incredible strength of will. He was generous with his time and love to all who came to know him. In lieu of flowers, Barney requested that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be on Wed., Feb. 19, 2003 from 4 8 p.m., at Swan Law Funeral Home. Services will be on Thurs., Feb. 20, 2003 at 12:00 noon at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road with burial to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Bell, Carl E.
Carl E. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2006 - Carl E. Bell, 96, passed away May 15, 2006. Among his survivors are his wife, Matilida C. Hansen; and daughter, Bonnie (Lee) Finch of Pueblo West. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment at a later date in Bradenton, Fla.

Bell, Carol Ann Bruce
Mrs. Carol Ann Bruce Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Mrs. Carol Ann Bruce Bell, 50, of Pueblo West, formerly of Monrovia, died on April 27, at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore. She was the wife of Spencer V. Bell. Born on Dec. 22, 1948, in Denver, the daughter of Robert Bruce Sr. of The Colony, Texas, and the late Lois E. Yakel Bruce. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Montgomery United Methodist Church where she was very active in church activities. When she lived in Texas she ran a Christian Book store. Mrs. Bell was an owner officer of National Labor Systems. Surviving in addition to her husband and father are grandmother, Florence Duggar, The Colony, Texas- son, Christopher Matthew Bell- and his wife, Christina, Rawlings, Md.- daughter, Penni Valarie Bell, Pueblo West- son, Douglas Norman Bell, Chicago, Ill.- and son, Jonathan Scott Bell- and his wife, Ann, Denver- grandchildren, Autumn Noel Anderson, Cameron Matthew Bell, Rebecca Dawn Junkins, Kaitlin Joy Junkins and Julianna Bell- sister, Barbara Wertz, Landisburg, Pa., and Debra Bruce, The Colony, Texas- brother, Robert Bruce Jr., The Colony, Texas. Also survived by mother and father-in-law, Donald T. and Evelyn I. Bell of Pueblo. Friends may call today from noon to 2 p.m. at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, 28325 Kemptown Rd., Damascus, where services will begin at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ernest Bortner will officiate. Interment will be in Montgomery Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements by the Olin L. Molesworth P. A. Funeral Home, Damascus.

Bell, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 1986 - Charles Edward Bell, a former resident of Trinidad and Canon City, died May 28, 1986, in Wytheville, Va. Born July 16, 1909, in Trinidad to a well-known Colorado pioneer family. Mr. Bell graduated from Colorado University. During his banking career he owned banks in several states, including Fremont National in Canon City. He married Elizabeth (Billie) Graham in Trinidad, June 11, 1935. She survives him, as do three sons, Graham E. Bell, Topeka, Kan.; Donald E. Bell, Littleton; Bruce C. Bell, Canon City; one daughter, Charlene E. Dietz of Albuquerque, N.M.; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Dr. Robert F. Bell of Denver; two sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Taylor and Sarah Jane Mabry, both of Trinidad. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dr. Joseph A. Bell, William S. Bell, and Dr. Eli E. Bell; and one sister, Roberta Evans. A past master of Rockport, Mo. Masonic Lodge. Mr. Bell was also a 32nd degree mason and a Shriner. Masonic graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Bell, David
David “Dave” Bell – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Dave Bell is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Dave Bell: American, age 22, single. He was a “motorman” 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.” Note: The newspaper articles call him David Bell. See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bell, Donald T.
Donald T. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2002 - Donald T. Bell passed away Nov. 4, 2002, in Pueblo. Don was born May 3, 1911, in Denver, Colo., to James and Ida Bell and came to Pueblo with his family in 1925. Mr. Bell was employed as a salesman for AAA Auto Club for many years before his retirement in 1976. He and his wife were very active members of the Good Sam's Club and the Christian Growth Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, in January of this year. He is survived by his children, Spencer (Linda) Bell, Barbara (Rocky) Guerra, both of Pueblo, and Gorden (Patricia) Bell of Denver; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bell, Elizabeth Jean
Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2004 - Elizabeth Jean "Betty" Bell passed away on Palm Sunday, April 4, in Walsenburg. Betty was born Dec. 23, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oral and Lillian Craig. She also was preceded by her first husband, George Benjamin "Ben" Bell in 1981; and her second husband, Floyd Olan Jeter in 1996. Betty is survived by her children, Sandra Schmulbach, Bonnie Schindler, Carl (Carol) Bell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Betty and Ben moved from Belleville, Ill., in 1971 to Pueblo, then to Walsenburg where they met many wonderful and special friends. An active member of the community, Betty was the first woman in Colorado to own Montgomery Wards outlet stores in Walsenburg and La Veta. She also served as first woman president of Walsenburg Chamber of Commerce. She leaves her sense of humor and friendship and organizational skills as a legacy for family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Boies Memorial Chapel, Walsenburg. Following her wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Betty Bell Memorial Fund" to benefit Spanish Peaks Home Health. Memorials may be sent to the First National Bank of Trinidad in Walsenburg, P.O. Box 1209, Walsenburg, CO, 81089.

Bell, Evelyn I.
Evelyn I. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 10, 2002, in Pueblo. Evelyn was born April 20, 1914, in Pueblo, to Walter and Nellie Watkins Vallely and had lived here all of her life. Mrs. Bell was employed as a bookkeeper for many years in several area businesses. She was very active in the Christian Growth Center and served as the church bookkeeper for 30 years. Evelyn and her husband were very active in the Good Sam's Club and she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband, Donald Bell; her children, Spencer (Linda) Bell and Barbara (Rocky) Guerra, all of Pueblo, and Gorden (Patricia) Bell, of Denver; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bell, Helen
Helen Bell – Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1995 – Helen Bell, 102, Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Mary 21. Survived by two sons: Joe (Ann) Jurkulak, Glenwood Springs, Aleck Bell, Walsenburg; one daughter Madeline (Tony) Piazza, Banning, CA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband Stephen Jurkulak; her second husband Demetri Bell, and a son Steve Urklik. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 am. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10:30 am Friday, Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Bell, Homer James
Homer James Bell - Huerfano World - March 28, 1991 - Homer James Bell, 68, died Friday, Mar. 15, 1991, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. He was born Nov. 10, 1922, in Concordia, KS. A former resident of La Veta, he was a member of Masonic Lodge No.59 A.F. and A.M. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Denver. He had been a resident of Naperville, IL since 1962, where he was employed by Swift Es Mark for 30 years until his retirement. He was involved with youth football and was a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, three sons, Clark, Chicago, IL, Kendall, Marseilles, IL and Craig, Naperville, five grandchildren and a sister, Betty Yucconi, Citrus Heights, CA. Private funeral services were held Mar.18 in Naperville.

Bell, James Glenn Jr.
James Glenn Bell Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1999 - Resthaven Funeral Home Lubbock, Texas James Glenn Bell Jr. Services for James Glenn Bell Jr., 68, of Lubbock, Texas, will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. Mr. Bell died early Wednesday morning at I.H.S. Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 13, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to James and Ethel Pezoldt Bell. He at tended Rye Colorado High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at Boeing in Wichita, Kan., and at Reese AFB in Lubbock as an aircraft mechanic. In 1969 he owned and operated greenhouses in Morton, Texas, and raised the finest tomatoes in the Texas Panhandle until1977. From 1976 to pre sent, he was the farm manager for C.C. Slaughter Farms in Cochran County. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Thoreson Bell- three sons, James G. Bell III of Waxahachie, Texas, Greg Bell of Idalou, Texas, and Perry Bell of Yorktown, Texas- one daughter, Renee Summers of Trinity, Texas-one sister, Carolyn Shellenberger of Wetmore, Colo.- and seven grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association.

Bell, Jim
Jim Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2006 - Jim Bell, of Greeley, Colorado passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2006. Mr. Bell was born on January 21, 1919 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Robert L. and Virginia (Rhoades) Bell. The Bell family settled in Pueblo, Colorado in 1927. Mr. Bell Graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1938 and operated a small business until the attack on Pearl Harbor. Jim and his brother Bob joined the United States Marine Corps shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack. Jim served in the U.S.M.C during World War II until being injured in a landing craft accident. On April 7, 1948 Jim married Dorothy M. Doughtery in Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. Bell joined the Colorado State Patrol in 1943 and served in various troops throughout the State of Colorado. During his 36-¸ years of service Jim provided security to President Harry Truman, President Dwight Eisenhower, Governors, and various visiting Prime Ministers and dignitaries. He was honored to escort President Eisenhower to a private reception in 1952, and was attached to a detail that toured Colorado with Herman Goring's Mercedes Benz after the end of World War II. Jim served the last twenty years of his State Patrol career as the Troop Commander in Weld County retiring in 1979 with the rank of Lieutenant. Jim spent his retirement years in Greeley and enjoyed his family, reading, and assisting his wife Dorothy with her business, Excel Employment. He was a devoted husband and father, and enjoyed his grand children, great grand children and his loyal friend Kelly the Pomeranian. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Bell of Greeley, 2 Daughters Judy and husband Duane McDonald of Greeley and Kathy Ochsner of Greeley, 1 son Dennis Bell of Denver, 1 sister Lila Glenn of Pueblo, Colorado, 4 grandchildren, Kendra Bell, Ryan Oschsner, Joshua Pritchard and Brianna McDonald and 3 great-grandchildren. He is preceded by a son, Terry Bell, his parents, Robert and Virginia, his sister, Lucille and his brother, Bob. Visitation will be at 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stoddard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colorado. Memorial gifts to ACSPP/CSPFF (Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals/Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation) in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.

Bell, Joe
Joe Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2004 - Joe Bell, 90, born Nov. 4, 1913, in Goodman, Miss., passed away Sept. 29, 2004, at Westwind Care Center. Joe was proud of his heritage in Mississippi, where he owned and farmed 25 acres with his two mules, raising crops of corn, cotton, soy beans, potatoes, other vegetables and tending his livestock from sun-up until sunset. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed at the Pueblo Army Airbase, where he was part of the all-black detachment at the time. Upon honorable discharge, he received letters from then-President Harry Truman and U.S. Army Gen. Omar N. Bradley. He worked at CF&I for 34 years before retiring from the blast furnace department. Member of Eureka Lodge No. 2, AF&AM (PHA), Pikes Peak Consistory 81, Kadesia Temple 135 and First Church OGIC. Predeceased by his parents, Ike and Lucy (Harmon) Bell; two brothers and his beloved wife, Magnolia Carson Bell. Survived by a son, Joe (Judy) Bell; two grandsons, Chris (Melea) Bell, Joe Jr. (Karla) Bell; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Gabrelia, Alicia and Kiera Bell; sister-in-law, Lee Ada Bunting; niece, Angie Hull; special friend, Oliver Tillman; his lodge and church family. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Elder Willis Will officiating. Graveside military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Mountain View Cemetery.

Bell, Julia M.
Julia M. Bell – Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 1989 – Julia M. Bell, Nov. 2, 1989. Wife of Theodore (Ted) Bell who passed away in Jul 1961. Mother of Mildred 'Midge' Graham, Pueblo; Marilyn (Richard) Hustede, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and Jane (Wayne) Kauffman, Fayette, Mo. Sister of Anna K. Bollinger, Pueblo. Survived also by 8 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bell was a member of a long-time ranching family in the Rye area and was a member of the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic chapel, will be conducted by Rev. Tom Steranka, Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye. The family will receive friends at 90 Purdue and in the Chapel Annex following the service. Mrs. Bell will lie in state at the Funeral Home prior to the funeral. The casket will be closed at the service.

Bell, Katherine Leslie
Katherine Leslie Harmon Bell– Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 2006 – Leslie Harmon Bell was born on July 12, 1910 and passed away after a lengthy illness on Aug. 23, 2006 in Laguna Woods, Calif. She was born in New York City to George Howard Harmon and Marion Grant Leslie Harmon. Leslie Bell was one of seven surviving siblings who grew up in Yonkers, New York. Her father was an advertising executive in New York City until his passing during the depression years. Her mother was devoted to the many children that she raised. Leslie attended Sarah Lawrence College, and married Harold Wright Bell Jr. on May 25, 1935. She is survived by her three children, Clara Leslie Bell Parrish a/k/a "Tallie" (William) of Irvine, Calif., Christopher Harrold Mills Bell (Margaret) of Murphys, Calif., and Marquis Alexander Bell (Linda) of Pueblo, Colo. Leslie is also survived by four grandchildren, two step grandchildren, five great grandchildren (with one on the way), seven step great grandchildren, many of Pueblo. She is also survived by a brother Alexander Harmon (Beatrice) and sister, Jean Harmon Baker as well as many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. During World War II Leslie contributed to the war effort by helping to manufacture parachutes. She moved with her family from New York to Denver in 1951 when her husband accepted a position with Continental Air Lines and later to Laguna Beach, Calif. when Continental moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in 1963. While in Denver she worked for several years as secretary to psychiatrist Leo V. Teply, MD who in part treated patients who were afflicted with various criminal disorders. Throughout her life she participated with several organizations devoted to her children's activities including occasional camping trips in Colo. and the southwest and later with organizations concerned with charitable, community, and social redevelopment including chairing, the Christian Social Relations Committee for St. John's Cathedral in Denver, Village Laguna, the Free Clinic Program as well as involvement in zoning and environmental interests in Laguna Beach, Calif. Following her husbands passing in 1987 she lived for several years in Santa Rosa, Calif. returning to Southern Calif. in early 1999. Often throughout her life she also indulged in artistic endeavors including oil painting and china painting. She also became an accomplished traveler visiting throughout the United States, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and New Zealand often collecting small works of art from locations reflecting cultural distinctions. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be fondly remembered but sadly missed by all.

Bell, Lillie
Lillie Mae Bell – Pueblo Chieftain – October 30, 2006 - Lillie Mae Bell, 90, passed away on Oct. 29, 2006. She was born on Nov. 26, 1915, in Baker, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bell. Lillie is survived by her daughter, Donna (Ted) Berrian; grandsons, Thomas (Tina), and Jason Berrian; three great-grandchildren, and sisters, Mary E. Hart, Mildred Moore and Velmaree (Jimmy) Joiner; also survived by numerous other relatives. Lillie was a member of the Ard Field Church of Christ. She resided in Milton, Fla., until June of 2000, when she moved to Pueblo to spend her declining years with her daughter, Donna. No services.

Bell, Lula
Lula Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1986 - Lula Bell, a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 9, 1986. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. She had worked as an LPN at the Colorado State Hospital for 27 years, before retiring. Survivors include her daughter, Nella (Lawrence) Sanftner of Pueblo; one sister, Pansy Grey of Paonia; two grandsons, Gail Sanftner of Aurora; and Gary Bron of New York, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Lana Joyal of Pueblo; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Bell in 1928, and a daughter, Ruth Gibbs in 1973. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 2525 Eighth Ave.

Bell, Reuben M.
Reuben M. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1998 - Reuben M. Bell, 77, of Boone, passed away Aug. 5, 1998. Survived by his children, Deloris (Kevin) Sorg, California, Rebecca (Charles) Combs, Michigan, and Ronald (Karen) Bell, Michigan- sisters, Pauline Molyneux and Shirley Harwood- brother, Oliver (Carol) Bell- and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Bell, Richard W.
Richard W. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1999 - Richard W. Bell passed away Sept. 13, 1999, in Pueblo. Richard was born in Seibert, Colo., on Nov. 5, 1919, and had lived in Pueblo since his childhood. Richard and his father owned and operated the Bell Electric Company in Pueblo for many years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Eileen Pile, in 1995; and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bernice Bell; a daughter, Charlene (Randy) Edwards, all of Pueblo; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

Bell, Robert E.
Robert E. Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2002 - Robert E. Bell passed away Oct. 27, 2002, in Florence. Robert was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on July 15, 1910, to Robert and Virginia Rhoades Bell and had lived in Pueblo most of his life. Bob was a veteran having served in the Marine Corp during WWII. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1975. Bob is survived by his daughters, Merleann (Carl) Hedges of Texas, Nila Gerkin of Blende; a brother, James (Dorothy) Bell of Greeley; a sister, Lila Mae Glenn of Pueblo; and special friends, Dale Hammond and his family. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with memorial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bell, Rosy Valentine Coulson
Rosy Valentine Coulson Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2000 - Rosy Valentine Coulson Bell passed away Feb. 2, 2000, in Pueblo. Rosy was born to Mary and Oliver Coulson on Feb. 14, 1905, in Omaha, Neb. On June 17, 1950, she married Merle S. Bell and moved from Omaha to Pueblo. She was a longtime NW Bell employee before her retirement. Rosy was a member of the Broadway Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 144 and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1977; sisters, Lillian Ruberti and Gladys Belitz; and a brother, Walter Coulson. Her survivors include nieces, Sandy (John) Belitz Horan of Suwanee, Ga., Sharon Coulson and Linda Foster, both of San Diego, Calif., Susan Coulson of La Mesa, Calif., and Michelle Coulson of El Cajon, Calif.; nephew, Michael Coulson of La Mesa, Calif.; great and great-great-nieces and nephews; as well as a sister-in-law, Bernice Coulson of La Mesa, Calif. Mrs. Bell will lie in state from 3 until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in the Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Neb.

Bell, Virginia
Virginia Rhodes Bell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Virginia Rhodes Bell, 96, late of 220 E. Pitkin, passed away Nov. 6, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her children, Robert E. Bell and Lila Mae Glenn, both of Pueblo, and James B. (Dorothy) Bell of Greeley, seven grandchildren, l0 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bell, in 1973 and daughter, Lucille, in 1929. Mrs. Bell attended Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. Service at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment, Imperial Gardens with graveside rites by O.E.S.

Bell, W. A.
W. A. Bell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 25, 1917 - In the International Fuel Company's mine at Hayden, W. A. Bell was killed by a fall of rock.

Bell, William H.
William H. Bell – Pueblo Star Journal – March 3, 1899 – Was A Good Soldier – Tribute to the Late William H. Bell of Company A – John W. Bell has received a letter from Captain Booth of Company C, first regiment, Colorado Volunteers. The letter, among other things says: “I regret to state that your brother, William H. Bell, died of smallpox January 11 in the small pox ward of the First Reserve hospital where he had been sent on the 4th inst. This was the first sickness of any consequence he had had since he enlisted in the Army. He was successfully vaccinated in San Francisco June 1, 1898, and had always been very cautious about visiting or loafing around native huts and before being sent to the hospital firmly asserted to me that he had not been over one block away from quarters in the last thirty days. He was a good and faithful soldier, accepting the conditions as they were without any word of complaint, performed all duties assigned to him cheerfully and intelligently and was considered one of the most reliable men in his regiment and for his faithful service was appointed company wagoner. He was loved and respected by both officers and men and we deeply deplore his untimely death.”

Bellah, Esperanza Hope
Esperanza Hope Bellah - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1997 - Esperanza Hope Bellah, 89, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 3, 1997. Survived by three sons, Robert (Cleo) Bellah, Walter (Rosemarie) Bellah, Walsenburg, and John (Adela) Bellah, Hayward, Calif.- two daughters, Florence Cisneros, Walsenburg, and Priscella (Julio) Duvall, Pueblo- 22 grandchildren- 49 great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Juan De Jesus and Juana Paula Cardenas- her husband, Sam Bellah- daughter, Pauline- a brother, Juan Gallegos- and two sisters, Julia Roybal and Fedelina Montez. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997. Funeral Mass immediately following. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Bellah, Ralph C.
Ralph Clark Bellah - Huerfano World - October 28, 1993 - Ralph Clark Bellah, 72, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 25, 1993, in St Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Sept. 16, 1921 in the Turner Mine Camp, as a young lad he was reared in Redwing and later Walsenburg. He worked for a sister, Stella Schmidt from 1938 to 1942, raising hay, grain livestock, federal cattle and planted and harvested crops. He served in WW II in Burma where he learned to operate heavy equipment. On Aug. 26, 1948, he married the former Frances Trujillo. He then began working on heavy road and dam construction, including many of the Colorado interstate highways. For 10 years he worked for Huerfano County on the road and bridge crew. He retired at age 65. He was a member of St. Mary Church, the International Operator Engineers #9 of Pueblo and VFW Post No. 2643. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Boies Memorial Chapel. Cremation. Private inurnment.

Bellah, Robert Stephen
Robert Stephen Bellah - Huerfano World - July 1, 1999 - Robert Stephen Bellah, 66, of Walsenburg, died June 27, 1999. Born in Ojo to Samuel and Esperanza Bellah, he was raised by his grandparents and attended schools in Huerfano County. He served in the US Army airborne in the Korean Conflict from 1949 to 1953, earning the Korean Service Medial with one bronze star, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Bellah worked as a police officer in Walsenburg after his discharge from the Army. He was also employed by CF&I until retiring in 1985. Upon his retirement, he worked as funeral director for Boies-Ortega Funeral Home for 15 years. He was a member of the VFW Post # 2643, Fraternal Order of the Cooties Pup Tent #7 of Pueblo and the Latin American Club. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Cleo, Walsenburg; daughters, Cindy Ruiz, Federal Heights, Jayda Valenzuela, El Paso, TX, and Adrienne Hensel, Littleton; two brothers, Walter, Walsenburg and John, Hayward, CA; two sisters Florence Cisneros, Walsenburg and Priscella Duvall, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, several in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rosary for Mr. Bellah will be from St. Mary Church Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. Funeral mass will follow immediately. Graveside service by the Pueblo Ritual Team. Burial in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Bellah, Stephen Robert
Stephen Robert Bellah - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1998 - Stephen Robert Bellah, 42, of Aurora, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998. Funeral service, St. Mary Church, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 1998. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, Colo. Huerfano World - September 10, 1998 - Stephen Robert Bellah, 42, of Aurora, formerly of Walsenburg, died in a tragic accident Sunday, August 30, 1998. Mr. Bellah was born on April 16, 1956 in Walsenburg to Robert S. and Cleo Sanchez Bellah. Mr. Bellah was raised and attended the local schools, and attended Trinidad State Jr. College, worked at the Allen Mine as a welder, moving to the Denver area 14 years ago, and marrying Elena Mendez on May 19, 1985, later attending welding trade school in Denver. Mr. Bellah was a member of Potters House Christian Center and Union Local #9. Mr. Bellah an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter, is survived by his wife, Elena Bellah, two children, Vanessa Bellah, Matthew Bellah, Aurora, his parents, Robert and Cleo Bellah, Walsenburg, sisters, Cindy (James) Ruiz, Thornton, Adrian (Mike) Bellah, Littleton and Jayda (Jesus) Valenzuela, El Paso, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church, Rosary, 10:30 A.M. Friday, Funeral Mass, 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 4, 1998 with Fr. Mark Bettinger officiating. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, Colorado.

Bellah, Walter S.
Walter S. Bellah - Huerfano World Journal - July 02, 2009- Walter S. Bellah - 1/10/1940 ~ 6/24/2009 -Walter S. Bellah, 69, of Walsenburg, CO entered into rest, June 24, 2009 at the Hospice House in Pueblo. He was born on January 10, 1940 in Gordon, CO to Sam and Esperanza Bellah. He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Bellah of Walsenburg, Son's, James (Benita Cordova) Bellah of Walsenburg & Tim (Tonya Arriga) Bellah of Pueblo. Grandchildren; Taylor, Marcus & Paige Bellah. Sister In-laws; Nancy (Robert) Barella of Georgia & Louise (Robert) Steffani of Walsenburg & Orlena Montoya of Colorado Springs, Brother in-law Leroy (Sue) Valdez of Walsenburg, Best friends John Rotolo of Pueblo & Isaac Salazar of Walsenburg, Favorite Cousin Sonny Abila of Walsenburg. Monica, Angel, Tammy, Alicia, Vanessa & Jose Osorio. Sister, Florence Cisneros of Walsenburg, Pricilla Duvall of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Robert & John Bellah. A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Bellard, William
Mr. William Bellard - The La Veta Advertiser - August 4, 1900 – Died - On Friday, August 4, 1900. Mr. William Bellard, aged 63 years. Mr. Bellard came to Colorado from Youngstown, Ohio, in 1887 on account of his health and was much benefited by the change up till about two years ago when he received a stroke of paralysis. For the last six months he has a complete invalid and latterly suffering great pain from an affection of the lungs. He leaves a wife and 4 children to mourn his loss, one son and three daughters, Mrs. Lirdsay, Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Elmer Bellard all well known to our people, and also a daughter residing at Youngstown, Ohio. The funeral will take place at 2:30 this afternoon. We extend our sincere sympathy to the sorrowing family in this hour of their affliction.

Bellegante, Helen
Helen (Tessie) Bellegante - Huerfano World - November 27, 2003 - Helen Bellegante (Tessie) passed away Nov. 18, 2003. She was 82. She was born on July 5, 1921 to Nickolo Tesitor and Josefina Compagno. Preceded in death by her husband, Frence, in 1969; brothers, Sam, Tony and Phil; and sisters, Mary Ann and Jean. She was the youngest of nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Marvin Bellegante; daughter, Cindy (Warren) Lowe, Pueblo; brothers, Jim (Rubie)Tesitor and Carl Tesitor, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Jeff (Jennie) Robino, Phoenix, AZ, Jason Robino and Adam Bellegante, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Cody and Caleb Robino and Adam Bellegante Jr.; special friends, Carrie, Betty and Marie Lenzini; and numerous nieces and nephews. She loved coming for a visit to Pueblo and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved watching the Rockies play and talking about them with her grandson Jason. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. At her request, cremation. A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg.

Beller, Florence Lillian
Florence Lillian Beller - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1986 - Florence Lillian Beller, 1245 Cypress, affectionately known as "Flo," departed this life Friday, April 25, 1986, at her home following a brief illness. A Pueblo resident since 1975, she owned and operated Flo's Tavern. Before moving to Pueblo, she lived in Golden, where she was employed by the Golden Police Department. Prior to living in Golden, she lived in Japan for a number of years. Flo's prime interest in life was to enjoy a good conversation with family and friends. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Flo is survived by husband, Albert J. Beller, of the home; one brother, William Dawson, Golden; one sister, Rena Vele (Albert) Lutomski, Detroit, Mich.; five brothers-in-law, Estel Beller, Whittier, Calif., Merl Beller, Black Canyon, Ariz., Leo Beller, Pueblo, Alvin Beller, Orange Grove, Calif., Lloyd Beller, Pueblo; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Smith, Gertrude Gettler, both of Pueblo, and Mary Joan Mabb, Roxanna, Ill.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Cremation to follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 4043, Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday, the day after Flo's funeral, at Flo's Tavern.

Bellinger, Mildred
Mildred "Pat" Bellinger - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1986 - Mildred "Pat" Bellinger, May 22, 1986. Wife of Frank J. Donahue, who passed away Jan. 24, 1946, and Clarence C. Bellinger, who passed away Nov. 16, 1968. Mother of Patricia (John) Ceplo, Pueblo, and Dianne (Edward) Garrison, Colorado Springs. Sister of George McCarthy, Davenport, Iowa; grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two. Mrs. Bellinger taught school in the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo for 10 years and then served as deputy Pueblo County clerk for 14 years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Pius X parish. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Monday, St. Pius X Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Private inurnment. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers; memorials may be made to the United Parkinson Foundation in care of the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ceplo, 2309 Montezuma Road, and will receive friends at 3210 Delmar Terrace following the Mass.

Bellino, Dominic Phillip Jr.
Dominic “Hammer” Phillip Bellino Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Dominic “Hammer” Phillip Bellino Jr., 60, of Florence, died on Aug. 22, 2004 after a battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 1, 1943 in Canon City to Dominic Philip Bellino Sr. and Mary Lena (Dalpiaz) Bellino. He was preceded in death by his father in 1994. He is survived by his mother, his loving wife, Marty, his children: Michelle (Jon) Neal, Dominic “Nick” (Deanna) Bellino, David (Steph) Bellino, Melissa Nunn, his grandchildren: Bethany Neal, Ashley Bellino, Dillion Bellino, Tanner Bellino and Dominic P. Bellino IV, his brother: Bobby (Jean) Bellino, his sister: Arlene (Gary) Coursey and numerous nieces and nephews. After graduating from Florence High School, Hammer worked as a diesel mechanic for Ideal Cement and Holcim for 34 years. After his retirement, he continued to work full time with his sons at Total Repair and CTC Trucking. With his wife Marty, he enjoyed building street rods and going to car shows, where he has won numerous awards. He also enjoyed building and flying radio controlled airplanes. He was a founding member of The Fremont County Radio Control Club in 1978 and has taught many people to fly over the years. He was a member of the National Street Rod Association, The Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Academy of Model Aeronautics, and The United Steelworkers of America. He was very proud of his children, grandchildren, and their accomplishments. He loved to watch his grandchildren play baseball and was a major part of building and maintaining “Hammer Field” at CTC Trucking. A private family burial will be held. A memorial to celebrate Hammer's life will be held on Sat., Aug. 28 at Vendetti's Inc., 208 W. Main, Florence from1pm- 5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice Fuenta de Vida house, 1207 Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo. 81005. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence.

Bellino, Robert
Robert Bellino - Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 1987 - Robert Bellino passed away Jan. 30, 1987. Born June 7, 1910, in Pueblo. He worked as a mechanic at AP Green Refractory Co. for 45 years, retiring in 1972. He was a Catholic by faith. Survived by wife, Grace, son and daughter, Max and Phyllis Bellino, all of Pueblo; three brothers and three sisters: Dominic Bellino and George Romontio, both of Florence, Rose Vernon and Ilene Yeats, both of San Antonio, Texas, Irene DiOrio, Longmont, and Donald Romontio, Jacksonville, Ark. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, St. Benedict Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Murphy, O.S.B., officiating. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery.

Bellis, Katherine
Katherine Bellis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2003 - Katherine Bellis, 77, Colorado City, Nov. 2, 2003. Survived by husband, Roland Bellis; children, Thomas Garner, Melvin (Cheryl) Garner and Shirley Narad.

Bellitti, Bessie C.
Bessie C. Bellitti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2001 - Bessie C. Bellitti, 89, born June 7, 1912, in Pueblo, Colo., to Josephine (Maurello) and Vincenzu Bellitti, went to the Lord, Sept. 11, 2001, after a full life in which her love blessed all who knew her. Bessie retired as charge cook from the Colorado State Hospital in 1976 after over 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Anna V. Bellitti, Josephine (Joseph A.) Riccillo, Sarah (Joe) Massaro; and brother, John C. (Josephine) Bellitti. She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth (Pascal A.) Riccillo and Virginia (Tony) Panariso, and remembered with close and lasting affection by numerous cousins and their families. Bessie was the beloved aunt of Dr. Charles (Patricia) Bellitti, Jeaneen Bellitti, Joy (Homer) Strain, Joseph (Gail) Massaro, Samuel C. (Claudine) Riccillo, Louis L. Riccillo, Josephine K. Martin, Charles L. Riccillo, Richard A. (Maria) Riccillo, Edward D. (Glenna) Riccillo, Mary (Jess) Sparks, Anthony (Yvonne) Panariso and James Panariso. To their children she also was honored and proud aunt of a multitude of grand and great nephews and nieces, as well as being the faithful and dear, lifelong friend of Angela Cicero. She befriended all she met, young and old alike. Bessie remained always active and devoted to her faith and parish, and among her memberships in organizations included the Daughters of Isabella, Eagles, Oblates, Altar and Rosary Society, the Bishop's Guild, Nocturnal Adoration Society and Garden Club. She enjoyed extraordinarily good health, and, always on the go, delighted in travel. Many souls rejoice in her life and having known her, all through these United States; among these, friends and relatives from Italy, but especially people from all walks of life in Pueblo. Her family requests that gifts of food please be omitted, and suggests that those who wish an alternative to flowers and masses contribute to Catholic charities or the church itself. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. A rosary and vigil service will be held at St. Leander Church, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Funeral Mass, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Bellitti, John
John Bellitti - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1998 - Pierce Brothers Simone DuBois Mortuary, San Gabriel, Calif. John Bellitti passed away Sept. 15 at the age of 87 at Park Superi or Convalescent Home in Costa Mesa after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bellitti was born on a farm in Pueblo, Colo., April 28, 1911. After graduating from high school, he attended Denver University on a full scholarship, graduating with honors in electrical engineering. He worked for WPA in Colorado and Tex as. He moved to California in 1940 and worked for McDonald Douglas in San Diego. In 1941 he moved to Los Angeles and worked for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank until he retired in 1976, holding the position of Chief Electrical Design Engineer. John married his beloved Josephine on June 25, 1938, and they had two children, daughter, Jeaneen of Port Hueneme and Charles (Patti) of New Port Beach. John was very proud of his three grandchildren, Steven (Colleen), Marisa and Jeffery Bellitti. He is also survived by three sisters, Bessie Bellitti, Liz Riccello and Virginia Panariso, who lived in Pueblo, Colo. Three sisters predeceased him, Anna, Sarah and Josephine. Funeral liturgy, 9 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 2510 South Fremont Ave., Alhambra. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Brothers Simone DuBois 626-287-0595.

Belliveau, James Michael
James Michael Belliveau - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - James Michael Belliveau, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 23, 2006. He is survived by his mother and father, Michael and Majella Belliveau; his wife, Kim Belliveau; brother and sister, Miki and Jim Morris, Judy and Bill Leonard; daughters, Samantha (Tim) Belliveau, Jennifer (Isaac) Lucero and Melissa Belliveau; four grandchildren. A memorial will be held Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at 2509 E. Routt.

Bellman, Marion J.
Marion J. Bellman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2001 - Marion J. Bellman, 81, passed away March 29, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 26, 1919, in Juda, Wis., to Albert and Lola Coplien who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Paul Bellman; sisters, Doris Arthur and Wilma Wenger; and brothers, Dwight and Ralph Coplien. Survived by her children, Dan Bellman of Fort Madison, Iowa, Richard (Jill) Bellman of Davenport, Iowa, Bill (Irene) Bellman of Round Rock, Texas, Mindy (Dennis) Driscoll of Pueblo West, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Marion taught in the Country School System in Wisconsin. She was Most Excellent Chief and Past Chief of Pythian Sisters, Cub Scout Den Mother for many years, Bluebird Leader and a solicitor for 25 years for Heart Fund, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Kidney Research and other similar research programs. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. Visitation, Saturday, April 7, 2001, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by memorial service at 1 p.m., both services will be held at Runge Mortuary in Davenport, Iowa. Inurnment to follow in Memorial Park, Davenport, Iowa.

Bellotti, Angelina
Mrs. Angelina Bellotti - Huerfano World - June 1, 1972 - Mrs. Angelina Bellotti, 84, of 328 West Second, died at Huerfano Memorial Hospital Tuesday, May 30, after a short illness. Born June 12, 1887 in Storo, Italy, she came to this country in 1922. She married Joe Bellotti Dec. 1, 1923 in Walsenburg. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1959. Mrs. Bellotti was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She is survived by five nephews, Sam Moneghini, Canon City; Fred Moneghini, Fort Collins, and Arthur, Louis and Ernest Bellotti, Walsenburg; three nieces, Mrs. Minnie Ugolini, Mrs. Emma Pazar and Mrs. Barbara Habib, Walsenburg. Scripture rosary is at 7:30 p.m. (today) Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in the family lot in South St. Mary Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 328 West Second St. Furphy-Lawson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Arthur F.
Arthur F. Bellotti - Huerfano World - March 7, 1985 - Arthur F. Bellotti, 76, of Walsenburg died Feb. 26, 1985, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital where he had had surgery a week earlier. Mr. Bellotti was born Oct. 28, 1908, at Rouse where he was reared on a family farm. At age 14 he began to work with his father in the coal mine as well as on the farm. He, his brothers and others later formed and operated the Major Coal Company. He was also a member of the family U-B Grocery in partnership with his sister, Minnie Ugolini and her late husband, Tom, and his brothers Louis and Ernest Bellotti. The mine closed several years ago and the grocery store about 1980. Since that time, Mr. Bellotti had been free to help family and friends with odd jobs which he enjoyed. Mr. Bellotti was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Mine Workers of America. He had been an Oblate of St. Benedict. Mr. Bellotti was married Apr. 18, 1937, to Ruth Correnti. She died Apr. 22, 1957. He is survived by a son, Lawrence Bellotti, Collbran; two daughters, Sr. Marian Bellotti, OSB, of Benet Hill, Colorado Springs and Patricia Papez, Meeker; three sisters, Minnie Ugolini, Emma Pazar and Barbara Habib; two brothers, Louis and Ernest Bellotti, all of Walsenburg; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Wake service Friday evening and Mass of Christian Burial Saturday morning were at St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Ernest P.
Ernest P. Bellotti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 2009 - Ernest P. Bellotti, age 91, affectionately known as "Butch," died quietly in his sleep June 3, 2009, at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colo. He was the youngest son of Fortunato and Mary Bellotti. Ernest was born Oct. 12, 1917, on the family ranch in Bear Creek, Colo., at the foot of the Spanish Peaks. He graduated from St. Mary High School and served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He retired after 34 years as a self-employed owner-operator of the U.B. Grocery (Ugolini/Bellotti) with his brothers, brothers-in- law and sister. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight for several years, and was a past member of the Walsenburg City Council. Ernest is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia Summers Bellotti; his son, Richard (Susan) Bellotti, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his daughter, Susan L. Bellotti of Columbus, Ohio. He also is survived by three granddaughters, Rebecca (Sean) Patterson of Manitou Springs, Colo., Jennifer (Duncan) Carter of Parker, Colo., and Heather (Avery) Brooks of Fort Collins, Colo. He also is survived by seven great-grandsons, Mitchell and Issac Patterson, Christopher and Nathaniel Carter, Avery, David, and Dallas Brooks. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Ernest was preceded in death by his son, the Rev. Father Fred Bellotti of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Colo.; his great-granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Carter; his parents, his three brothers and three sisters. Ernest was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be missed by all of his family. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 7, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, both at St. Mary Church, with burial at the North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. The family respectfully requests no food. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Senior Outreach Program in care of Sister Carol Tlach at 715 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Bellotti, Fred
Fred Bellotti - World Independent - September 30, 1940 - Fred Bellotti Dies Sunday - Fred Bellotti, 68 years old, died at the family home on West Seventh Street Sunday morning. He had been a resident of Huerfano county since 1906.Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. from the home and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary church. Rosary services will be held at the home Tuesday evening at 7:30.Surviving him are his wife Mary, three daughters, Mrs. Tom Ugolini, Emma and Barbara all of Walsenburg; four sons, John, Louis, Arthur and Ernest all of Walsenburg and three grandchildren. Interment will be in St. Mary cemetery under the direction of Furphy Brothers mortuary.

Bellotti, Fred Henry
Father Fred Henry Bellotti – Pueblo Catholic Crosswinds - May 14, 1982 - Good Friday came to Father Fred Bellotti, priest of the Diocese of Pueblo, on the evening of April 30. Easter came for him the next morning. Three days later, his Mass of the Resurrection was concelebrated by Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya and more than 90 priests and deacons in his home parish of Walsenburg. The 35-year-old priest died May 1 approximately 14 hours after a tragic incident in which he was injured by his own hand. He had received multiple head and body injuries in a traffic accident in early 1981, from which he had been unable to recover. Memorial services were held both in Grand Junction and in Pueblo where he had served as associate pastor, with the Rosary, funeral Mass and interment taking place at St. Mary's. Bishop Charles A. Buswell, who had ordained Father Bellotti nearly ten years ago, delivered the homily at the funeral Mass. The gospel text was John 14: 1-6. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father's house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too.” Father Bellotti was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bellotti, St. Mary's parish, Walsenburg. He is survived by his parents, his brother, Richard, and sister, Susan, both of Pueblo, aunts, uncles, nieces and numerous other close relatives. His first assignment following ordination on June 10, 1972, had been as associate pastor at Immaculate Heart parish, Grand Junction. He came to St. Francis in Pueblo in 1978 after a sabbatical year and most recently was in residence at Sacred Heart Cathedral. He was also an associate pastor of the Madonna House community, Combermere, Canada, and an active participant in the prayer and renewal groups of the Diocese of Pueblo. Father Bellotti was a leader in the Cursillo movement, served on the Diocesan Charismatic Council since its founding in 1978 and on the SEARCH board since 1980. He had led in both Marriage Encounter and SEARCH while on the Western Slope and continued with his support throughout his assignment in Pueblo. Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Grand Junction was filled to capacity for the Memorial Mass led by Msgr. George Holland, pastor. More than 700 persons attended the Memorial Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Pueblo, where the homily was delivered by Father Edward Pettit, pastor. Speaking at the Christian wake service and rosary devotions held in Walsenburg, Bishop Tafoya stressed the devotion maintained by Father Bellotti in faithfully following his vocation to the priesthood. Bishop Buswell, in his homily said, “We are celebrating today the Easter mystery of the life and death of Father Fred Bellotti.” Pointing out that Jesus had first accomplished the Passover of the Resurrection, the bishop encouraged all to pray that “we may be enabled to make that same passage he has made before us.” (Written by Geraldine Carrigan)

Bellotti, John F.
John F. Bellotti - World-Independent - November 2, 1953 - John F. Bellotti, a lifetime citizen of Walsenburg, died yesterday at the age of 53. Born April 8, 1900 in Canon City, Mr. Bellotti had lived most of his life in Walsenburg. He operated his own barbershop for awhile and then entered the coal mining industry in which he suffered an injury which cost him his right hand. His father, who died in 1940, was also a retired coal miner and pioneer resident of Huerfano County. A member of St. Mary's Church, Mr. Bellotti is survived by his wife, Teresa, his mother, Mrs. Mary Bellotti, three brothers, Louis, Arthur, and Ernest, and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Ugolini, Mrs. Emma Pazar, and Mrs. Barbara Habib. All the survivors live in Walsenburg. Recitation of the Rosary will take place Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Furphy chapel. The funeral will leave Furphy chapel at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for Requiem High Mass at St. Mary's church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary cemetery. Members of C.D.A. will attend the Rosary services en masse.

Bellotti, Joseph
Joseph Bellotti - Huerfano World - February 27, 1959 - Joseph Bellotti, 82, Pioneer Resident Dies at Home Here Joseph Bellotti, one of Walsenburg's residents died at his home here Monday. He was 82; Born in Marazzone, Tyrol, Austria on August 26, 1876, and Mr. Bellotti had been a resident of Colorado for 58 years and of Huerfano County for 56 years. A retired coal miner, he was a member of St. Mary Church and Dante Alegheri Lodge. The deceased is survived by his wife Angelina Bellotti. Funeral Services were held Thursday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. The Furphy Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Louis S.
Louis S. Bellotti - Huerfano World - September 12, 1985 - Mass of Christian Burial for longtime Walsenburg businessman and former City Councilman Louis S. Bellotti, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at St. Mary Church. Mr. Bellotti died Sunday, Sept. 8, 1985, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, following a lengthy illness. He was 80. The son of Mary and Fortunato (Fred) Bellotti, Mr. Bellotti was born in Brookside, near Canon City, on Feb. 28, 1905. The family also lived in Rouse and on a ranch in Bear Creek before moving to Walsenburg in 1919. Mr. Bellotti lived in the family home at 320 West 7th Street until his death. Involved in several businesses, in 1926 Mr. Bellotti established the U-B Grocery with his brother-in-law, Tom Ugolini, and other family members. The store closed in 1978. In 1932, Mr. Bellotti started the Major Coal Company, a local coal mine he co-owned. From 1937 to 1984 he operated the Walsenburg Music Company, a vending machine business, again with family members. In 1951 Mr. Bellotti married Pierina Nardin. She died in 1967. Mr. Bellotti served in the Army Medical Corps at Fr. Bragg, NC, from 1942-43. He served on the Walsenburg City Council from 1964 to 1970. He is survived by three daughters, Mary Bellotti Watts, Portland, OR, Rose Ann Bellotti, Walsenburg and Loretta Bellotti, Boulder; one son, John, Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Minnie Ugolini, Emma Pazar and Barbara Habib and one brother, Ernest Bellotti, all of Walsenburg; numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary was Wednesday. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Bellotti, Marian
Marian Bellotti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2004 - Marian Bellotti, OSB. Sister Marian Bellotti, 64, beloved of God, passed to eternal life, March 5, 2004 at Benet Hill Monastery. Born in Walsenburg, Colo. to Arthur and Ruth Bellotti, she was baptized Geraldine Marie at St. Mary's Church. Sister Marian said, “In my life I want desperately to minister to the people of God, to be God's eyes, arms, hands and heart.” A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on - Pueblo Chieftain - March 9 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill Monastery, in Colorado Springs. Memorials may be made in Sister Marian's name to Benet Hill Center/Pines Ministries, 2555 N. Chelton Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909-1362. Huerfano World – March 11, 2004 - Sister Marian Bellotti, 64, beloved to God, passed to eternal life March 5, 2004 at Benet Hill Monastery. Born in Walsenburg to Arthur and Ruth Bellotti and was baptized Geraldine Marie at St. Mary Church. She is survived by Patty (Joe) Papez and Larry (Sue) Bellotti, of Colorado. Sister Marian entered Mt. St. Scholastica Convent, Atchison, KS, June 26, 1958, and made Monastic Profession Jan. 1, 1963. She was a charter member of Benet Hill Monastery, Colorado Springs, She received her BA degree from Regis University, Denver, and an MA degree from St. Meinrad's College, St. Meinrad, IN. Sister Marian said of her life, "In my life I want desperately to minister to the people of God, to be God's eyes, arms, hands and heart; to go about as Jesus did preaching, teaching and healing in the name of the God who created me." She fulfilled this desire as a teacher for 10 years, as a Pastoral Minister in the Dioceses of Cheyenne, WY, Denver and Pueblo, and as Director of the Spiritual Direction Program of Benet Hill Center for 12 years, and walked with many people on heir spiritual paths as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Director. She was a creative teacher, a poet and a culinary artist. She was a member of the Benet Hill monastic council and a journey person for sisters transferring to Benet Hill Monastery. A vigil service was held Monday, March 8, at 6 p.m. and Mass of the resurrection was celebrated Tuesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Chapel at Benet Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Sister Marian's name to Benet Hill Center/Pines Ministries.

Bellotti, Mary Ann
Mrs. Mary Ann Bellotti - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1971 - Tabernacle Society will recite Rosary for Mrs. Mary Ann Bellotti, 88, of Walsenburg at 4 p.m. Sunday at Boies Memorial Chapel. Scripture Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church. Concelebration of the Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Bellotti died Jan. 15, 1971, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where she had been a patient for six weeks. She was born March 16, 1882, in Tyrol, Italy, and came to the United States at the age of 6 with her parents, who lived in Pueblo before moving to Canon City. In 1900 she married the late Fortunato “Fred” Bellotti. In 1906 they moved to the Walsenburg area, living in area mining camps. In 1919, Mrs. Bellotti moved to Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Tabernacle Society and the Oblates of St. Benedict. Survivors include three sons, Louis Bellotti, Arthur Bellotti and Ernest Bellotti, all of Walsenburg; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Ugolini, Mrs. Emma Pazar and Mrs. Barbara Habib, all of Walsenburg; one sister, Mrs. Rose Stringari, Watsonville, Calif.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bellotti, Pierina
Mrs. Pierina Bellotti - Huerfano World - December 14, 1967 - Mrs. Pierina Bellotti, 44, Walsenburg, wife of Louis Bellotti, died late Friday night at the local hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Bellotti was born at Aguilar, April 1, 1923. She was 13 years of age when she moved to the Walsenburg area to live at Pryor and Rouse, where she attended school. Her father, the late Louis Nardin, worked in the coal mines until his death in 1946. In 1951 she was married to Louis Bellotti who operates the Walsenburg Music Company. Mrs. Bellotti was a member of St. Mary Church and was the present vice-president of St. Mary PTA. Besides her husband, Mrs. Bellotti is survived by a son, John, and three daughters, Mary Louise, Rose Ann, and Loretta Annette, all of the family home; her mother, Mrs. Margarita Nardin, Walsenburg; one brother, Louis Nardin, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Rose McKenney, Hayward, Calif.; and Mrs. Mary Faulstick, Castro Valley, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, Severino, passed away five years ago. Scripture-Rosary services were held Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary Church. A Con-celebrated Requiem Mass was offered Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Mary Church. Interment was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Bellotti, Ronald F.
Ronald Francis Bellotti - World-Independent - July 17, 1952 - Funeral services for Ronald Francis Bellotti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bellotti of Walsenburg, will be held tomorrow from the Furphy mortuary. The child was a month old. He died yesterday in the Lamme hospital. Besides his parents, the child is survived by his sister, Mary Louise, and by his grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Bellotti and Mrs. Margaret Nardin, both of this city. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery.

Bellotti, Ruth
Mrs. Ruth Bellotti - World-Independent - April 23, 1957 - Mrs. Ruth Bellotti, wife of Arthur Bellotti and member of a prominent Walsenburg family, passed away in a Pueblo hospital Monday evening after several months' illness. Mrs. Bellotti, daughter of Jack and the late Josephine Correnti, was born at Rugby, Colo., March 5, 1917. She was a lifelong resident of Huerfano county. She attended St. Mary School and graduated from there in 1935. On April 18, 1937, she married Arthur Bellotti, a Walsenburg business man. Mrs. Bellotti was active in St. Mary church and school affairs. She was a past grand regent and state treasurer of the Catholic Daughters of America, and a past president of the St. Mary Parent-Teachers Association. Surviving Mrs. Bellotti besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Papez and Miss Geraldine Bellotti; one son, Larry; four sisters, Mrs. Rose McCord of Florin, Calif., Mrs. Nellie Houghton of Placerville, Calif., Mrs. Minnie Svetkoff of Pueblo, and Mrs. Ann Galli of Pueblo. Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 7:15 Wednesday evening in St. Mary Church. Funeral will leave Furphy Mortuary at 8:30 Thursday morning and will proceed to St. Mary Church, where Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Mary cemetery under direction of Furphy Mortuary.

Belo, Nora
Nora Belo - Huerfano World - March 20, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1940: Nora Belo, 16 and a high school junior, died. A native of La Veta, she leaves her mother Lucy, brothers Joseph and Floyd and sister Helen. [Editor's Note: Nora Belo died March 6, 1940. Obituary is listed in World Independent, March 8, 1940, Page 5.]

Belport, June Marie
June Marie Belport - Pueblo Chieftain November 17, 1998 June Marie Belport, 66, passed away Nov. 14, 1998. Survived by her husband, Clifford Belport- children, Steven (Bobbi) Belport of Pueblo West, Susan Gail (Rick) Williams, of Pueblo- grandchildren, Bethany Belport, Shea Williams- brothers, Max (Donna) Harmon of Texas, and LeRoy (Elaine) Doudy- sisters, Carol Roberts and Linda Lucetta, both of Pueblo- nieces and nephews, Becky, Debbie, Randy, Craig, Robert and Carl. Preceded in death by grandson, Jacob Belport- and mother, Beulah Harmon. Funeral service, noon Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 2-5 p.m. Monday, and 8-5 p.m. Tuesday.

Beltram, Domenic
Domenic Beltram - Huerfano World - January 16, 1992 - Huerfano County Diary - Fifty Years Ago - Domenic Beltram, 60, a miner employed at the Samson mine operated by Angelo F. Mosco of Walsenburg, was instantly killed this morning at 9:15 when he was caught in a rock fall.

Beltrami, Josephine
Mrs. Josephine Beltrami - Walsenburg World-Independent - July 25, 1946 - Mrs. Josephine Beltrami, 56 years of age, died at her home at 320 West Eight street this morning. She was born in Italy March 5, 1890, and came to the United States in 1915, settling first in Oklahoma. Later she moved to Seattle, Washington and came to Walsenburg in 1927. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John Yakovich of Walsenburg and Mrs. Arthur Chesi of Reno, Nev. Also by one brother and two sisters in Italy. Funeral services will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Beltramo, Alex Joseph
Alex Joseph Beltramo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2002 - Alex Joseph Beltramo, age 81, of Canon City, Colo., passed away on June 23, 2002, in Canon City. He was born at Brookside, Colo., on Oct. 12, 1920, a son of the late Alex and Alexandria Castagna Beltramo. Alex is survived by three stepchildren, Adele (Jerry) Cor-Vey of Pismo Beach, Calif., Richard Birdsall and Ann (Lee) Brown of Canon City; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nephews, Alex (Shirley) Rocco of Pueblo, Jerry (Nancy) Beltramo of Iowa, Joseph (Vickie) Beltramo of Colorado Springs and Robert (Sheila) Beltramo of Wetmore; niece, Janelle (Frank) Bergant of Canon City; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Alex also was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Rocco; three brothers, Tony, Carl and Bill Beltramo; and one grandson, Ricky Birdsall. He was a retired owner/operator of Beltramo Oil Co. He also was the owner/operator of several other Fremont County businesses including Riviera Motel in Florence, Florence Tire & Supply, Cedar Canon Coal Mine and Fremont Paving. He received a deferment during World War II to take care of the farm and his parents because his three brothers were already in the service, so during World War II in the winter months, he sold scrap metal to assist the war effort. Alex served two terms as Fremont county commissioner from District 2 during the 1960s and 1970s, he was a former member of the Elks Lodge 611 in Florence, and he loved to fish and travel, especially his trips to Italy to visit relatives. He especially enjoyed his rose garden. He was a devoted dad and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Holt Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James King officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vale Memorial Gardens in Canon City. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Iron Mountain Fire Victims Fund, P.O. Box 231, Canon City, CO 81212-0231.

Beltramo, Jeanne Marie
Jeanne Marie Beltramo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2002 - Jeanne Marie Beltramo, age 81, of Canon City, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2002. She was born in Denver on May 30, 1921, to the late Jay Edwin Burnap and Lena Smith Burnap. During World War II she worked for the U.S. Post Office and the Denver Rio Grande Railroad in Denver. Later, she was a bookkeeper at Portland Cement. She later owned and operated the Rivera Motel with her late husband, Alex Beltramo. Mrs. Beltramo especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She made beautiful ceramics and other crafts. Fishing, bowling, watching Broncos football games and working in her flowers were the hobbies she most enjoyed. She also was a world traveler and loved to visit her grandchildren on many of these trips. Mrs. Beltramo is survived by three children, Adele (Jerry) Cor-Vey of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Richard Birdsall of Canon City and Ann (Lee) Brown of Canon City; seven grandchildren, Cheryl (Bruce) Cor-Vey, Randy Cor-Vey, Donna (Craig) Venamen, Kim Conci, Marijean Conci, Brenda (Scott) Carey and Apryll (Travis) Cecill; nine grandchildren; loving and devoted twin sister, Mary Vandenburg; nieces, Sandy (John) Riley and Debora (Alan) Cafferky; and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Ricky Birdsall. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at Holt Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Kitch officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Federation of Wildlife or a charity of your choice, through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends for a luncheon at the First United Methodist Church Hall, Ninth and Main St. in Canon City following the interment.

Beltramo, Tony J.
Tony J. Beltramo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1998 - Tony J. Beltramo, 83, passed away Dec. 28, 1998, in Pueblo, where he had lived since 1997. He was born May 8, 1915, in Brookside, Colo. Tony served with the Army-Air Corps during World War II and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Brookside Columbine Lodge No. 90. He was owner of Tony J. Beltramo and Sons until his retirement in 1972. He especially enjoyed traveling, fishing and time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife, Mary (Colarelli) in 1995, whom he married on Jan. 11, 1947- brothers, Carl and Bill Beltramo- and sister, Lillian Rocco. Survived by children, Joe (Vicki), Pueblo, and Bob (Sheila), Wetmore- grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Falsetto, Tim (Shauna) Beltramo, Fort Collins, Melanne Beltramo and Bobbi Jo Beltramo, Pueblo, and Ruby, Mia and Tony Beltramo, Wetmore- great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Mary and Jordan Falsetto, Austin Beltramo, Fort Collins, and Andrea, Olivia and Max Beltramo, Pueblo- brother, Alex Beltramo, Canon City- brother-in-law, Anthony (Phyllis) Colarelli, Canon City- sisters-in-law, Sandy Santarelli and Anne Colarelli, Canon City, Angie Colarelli, Pueblo, and Wilma Colarelli, Amarillo, Texas- and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Canon City.

Belwood, Florence May
Florence May (Flossie) Belwood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2001 - Flossie went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 4, 2001. She was born to Peter and Minnie Welborn in Fayette, Ill. She would have been 94 years old on Jan. 11. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert (Bob); and her daughter, Mitzi Kibler. Her parents; one sister; and four brothers also preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Susie (Warren) Van Meter, Lakewood, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Niece Grace McKenzie, who cared for her needs; and close friends, Bob and Jan Leenerts and Homer and Sandy Cowger, also survive her. She was a homemaker all her life and a rancher for 22 years outside of Rye, Colo. She was an avid lover of horses and the outdoors. She was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the individual's favorite charity in memory of Flossie. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at 2 p.m. at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Inurnment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Bemen, Louis
Louis Bemen - Huerfano World - January 18, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1943: Died, Louis Bemen, 70, whose father Oliver operated a sawmill on the Walls ranch in 1887 and later one at the head of Middle Creek for many years.

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