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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Berardi, Angie V.
Angie V. Berardi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Angie V. Berardi, born March 24, 1902, went to be with the Lord Jan. 3, 1999. She was born in Pastonia, Italy, and resided in Pueblo for the past 65 years. She is survived by three sisters, Nellie Johnston of California, Ida Mae Chance of Arizona and Frances Connors of California- and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She dedicated her life to many clubs- 50-year member of Pueblo Aerie Eagles No. 145, member of the Drill Team, World War I Auxiliary, past president of the Navy Mothers, past president of the White Rose" Ladies Auxiliary of the UTU No. 431, member of the Friendly 20 Card Club and a member of the Pythion Sisters. Angie was the most giving, special sister, aunt and friend to all. There are not enough words to express all her special traits. She gave not only monetarily, but of herself. We will miss her more than words can say. She is with the Lord and happy, no more pain. God bless this wonderful, Special Lady." Family to greet friends during visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Union Highlands Cemetery, Florence, Colo. The family respectfully requests that donations be made in memory of Angie Berardi to the El Pueblo Boys & Girls Ranch, 1591 Taos Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81006.

Berckefeldt, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Berckefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2004 - Anna Mae Berckefeldt, born Dec. 28, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William “Bill” Berckefeldt in 2001; and daughter, Lorna Ruth in 1947; also one brother and two sisters. Survived by daughters, Anna Carol (John) Marks and Sharon (Raymond) Cetin; grandchildren, Bill (Jody) Hugley, Bob Hugley, Diana Hugley, Kerie Cetin, Terry McCormack (Jeff) and Dickie (Ron) Pachek; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Verna Hook from California. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sister-in-law and other relatives. Anna Mae especially enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren. Anna Mae worked for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, retiring in 1977. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, March 26, Temple Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church through the funeral home.

Berckefeldt, Paul
Paul Berckefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2004 - Paul Berckefeldt, 85, born Nov. 2, 1919, passed away Nov. 13, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie Berckefeldt; son, Denis (Terry Brown) Berckefeldt; and daughter, Rebecca (Bob) Wilfinger. Grandfather of Sarah (Justin) Daniels and Jennifer Jones. Also survived by his brother, Raymond Berckefeldt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Berckefeldt; parents, Ernst and Elizabeth Von Berckefeldt; and 12 siblings. Paul served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in Korea from 1942 to 1961. He was a lifetime member of the DAV, TREA, VFW, the American Legion and Fleet Reserve. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, American Legion Post 2 at Ninth and West streets. Inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a later date.

Berckefeldt, William
William “Bill” Berckefeldt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2001 - William “Bill” Berckefeldt, 85, passed away April 26, 2001, at a local hospital. Born in Summers, Ark., on Aug. 18, 1915. Preceded in death by his daughter, Lorna Ruth, six brothers and three sisters. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Anna Mae; daughters, Anna Carol (John) Marks, Sharon (Raymond) Cetin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by sister and brothers, Alma Fortner of Fredonia, Kan., Paul (Marie) of Pueblo, Gene and Raymond of California; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill retired from the CF&I in 1977, after 41 years of service as an electrician. Please Note Change In Service Time.

Berdar, Joseph
Joseph Berdar - Huerfano World - February 14, 1991 - Joseph "Joe" Berdar, 76, died February 9, 1991, in Walsenburg. Born September 28, 1914 in Walsenburg, he spent his youth in Wyoming and Montana graduating from school in Harlowton, MT. He was a brick mason by trade in Montana before entering the Army during WWII. He served from 1940 to 1945 in the 3784th QM Truck Company in the Philippines and New Guinea. After his discharge from the Army he came back to Walsenburg where he had lived since. He had worked for the Star Drug Store for over 15 years, until his retirement in 1984. Survivors include his wife, Nola, Walsenburg; two daughters, Carolyn Widdcomb, Missoula, MT; and Patricia Walrod, Anaconda, MT; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a nephew. Funeral service was Wednesday from J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. J. M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Berdar, Nola
Nola McLeod Hruska Berdar - Huerfano World - August 27, 1992 - Nola McLeod Hruska Berdar, 74, of Missoula, MT, died Aug. 24, 1992 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 22, 1918, in McAllister, OK, she graduated from Haileyville, OK, High School in 1935. She attended St. Anthony School of Nursing and was in the Army Nursing Corps. She was honorably discharged as a second lieutenant in 1946. She married Robert E. Hruska on Mar. 4, 1946 and lived in west central Montana until his death in 1968. She moved to Walsenburg in 1971 and married Joe Berdar. After his death last year, she moved to Missoula to live with her family. Survivors include two daughters, Pat Walrod, Anaconda, MT, and Carolyn Widdicombe, Missoula; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Cremation.

Berens, Anna Melinda
Anna Melinda Berens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 6, 1955 - Anna Melinda Berens, 1201 Court, a Pueblo resident 30 years, died at a local hospital Wednesday following four months of illness. Sacred Heart Cathedral parish member. Widow of the late Charles J. Berens, who died April 21, 1940. Survived by two sons, Charles M. Berens, Pueblo, and Walter E. Berens, Denver, and five grandchildren, Charles W. Berens, Denver, Mrs. Beverly A. DeWolf, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Misses Kay, Patricia and Cheryl Berens, all of Pueblo. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Requiem Mass at 9 a.m. Friday at the church. To Gate of Heaven section, Roselawn. The body will lie in state in our Chapel of Memory until the hour of service. Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Card of Thanks - We wish to express our sincere thanks to all friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness shown during the illness and at the time of death of our dear mother, Mrs. Anna Berens. Especially do we thank the wonderful nurses at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, Dr. Woodbridge, Dr. Shaw and Dr. Van Camp and Father Gallagher and Father Dall for their attention and care during her illness. The spiritual bouquets, floral offerings and food gifts were deeply appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berens and family; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berens and family.

Berens, Annette Irene
Annette Irene Berens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1986 - Annette Irene Berens was born Sept. 29, 1915, and died Oct. 29, 1986. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

Berens, Conjet
Conjet "Connie" Berens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1997 - Conjet "Connie" Berens passed away Oct. 16, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Berens. Survived by her children, Gene (Denise) Berens, Rita (Bob) Hoebel, Helen (Gary) Smith and Donald (Donisa) Berens- sisters-in-law, Sylvia Spinuzzi and Flora Spinuzzi- and niece, Stephie Taullie. Grandmother of Kristin (Norman) Walsh, Michelle Spears, Holly (Travis) Hevelone, Jamie (Dean) Cook, Gherri Smith, Amber Hoebel, Christopher Hoebel, Benjamin Berens, Jacob Berens, Jonathan Ray, Joseph Berens and Jessica Berens, and great-granddaughter, Michaela Cook. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Family may be contacted at the family home.

Beres, William S.
William S. "Bill" Beres - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1999 - William S. "Bill" Beres, 74, of Pueblo, went to be present with the Lord June21, 1999. Survived by his wife, Irene Beres- sons, Bill (Sandy) Beres Jr. of Indiana, Bob Beres of Pueblo, Don (Pat) Jarrett of Loveland- grandchildren, Tasya, Ian, and Tonya Beres, Scott, Todd, and Don Jarrett-great-grandchildren, Andrew, Anthony, Allysia, Zachary, Nicholas, David Jarrett, Alex Nimmo- sisters, Helen Williamson of Cortez, Vera Mae Brackin of Pueblo, Lillian Peitz of Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews. Retired from C&W Railroad as a chief clerk with 42 years of service. William was also a member of BPOE 90 and Good Sam Club. , 10 a.m. Friday, First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford, Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in his memory.

Berg, Alys L.
Alys L. Berg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2000 - Alys L. Berg, 84, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Alys was born on April 3, 1916, in Colorado to Louis and Ada Parker, who preceded her. Survived by her son, David Berg of Pueblo, Colo.; granddaughter, Terri Mravich; grandson, Steve Eller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Berg; daughter, Kathy Simpson; four sisters; and three brothers. Alys was executive director for YWCA for 15 years. She was also organist for Faith Methodist and Adriance Churches, and Eagles Auxiliary pianist. Graveside inurnment, Wednesday, June 7, at 10 a.m., Singing Towers Garden at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Berg, Oscar
Oscar Berg – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: Oscar Berg is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. Oscar Berg: American, age 23, single. He was a “drill helper” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster. Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as Arthur Berg and Oscar Burg.

Bergamo, Charles Fred
Charles Fred Bergamo – Los Angeles Times - May 12, 2002 – Charles Bergamo was born in Walsenburg, CO, Nov. 1, 1919., and passed away at home in Woodland Hills on May 2, 2002. Charlie is survived by his loving and devoted wife Mary; sister Josephine Marchiori of Colorado; sister-in-law Rose Bergamo and nephew Al Bergamo of Indian Wells, CA; nephews Larry (Sheri) Bergamo of Lebec, CA; Charles Bergamo of Texas; nieces Meda Mae (Arthur) Antonioni;; Rosalie O'Donoghue of Denver CO; Carol Brookins of Lake Oswego, OR; brother-in-law Domenick (Yolanda) Sampo of Canoga Park; uncle of Jane (Sergio) Hernandez of Port Hueneme, CA; his faithful dogs Noel and Bruna. An avid golfer, member of Woodland Hills Country Club. Charlie also enjoyed gardening and was an artist with stained glass creations. Memorial mass to be held Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 10:20 a.m. at St. Mel Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA.

Bergamo, Florence
Florence Bergamo - Huerfano World - December 11, 2003 - Death, Florence Bergamo, 90, of Walsenburg. At her request, cremation and a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at the Masonic Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Katherine and Clarence Scholes; husband, Joe Bergamo; and brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Edward. Survived by cousins and great nieces.

Bergamo, Ida
Ida Bergamo - Huerfano World - June 26, 1980 - Ida Bergamo, 91, of Walsenburg, died Monday, June 23, 1980, at Huerfano Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several weeks. Born Adelide Carradini in Starkville Jan. 1, 1889, she moved with her family to La Veta where she attended school, later moved to Malacite, then to Walsenburg in 1923 with her husband, Joe Bergamo. They operated the Loma Park Dairy for several years. Mr. Bergamo died in 1966 while they were living in San Fernando, CA. For the last nine years Mrs. Bergamo had made her home with her daughter in Walsenburg. Mrs. Bergamo was a member of St. Mary Church. Mrs. Bergamo is survived by her daughter, Josephine Marchiori, Walsenburg; three sons William Bergamo, Los Angeles, CA, Harry Bergamo, Van Nuys, CA, and Charlie Bergamo, Woodland Hills CA; one brother, Sam Carradini, also of California; five grandchildren, and four great-children, nieces and nephews. Scripture rosary was recited Tuesday evening at St. Mary Church. Funeral service and burial were in San Fernando, CA. Furphy Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Bergamo, Jetta
Jetta Bergamo - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 28, 2004 - Jetta Bergamo, 89, of Trinidad, Colorado died Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO. She was born in Cokedale, CO on May 2, 1915. She was a lifetime resident of Trinidad. Her younger years were spent volunteering for numerous civic organizations. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Trinidad. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bergamo. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna (Bergamo) and Gene Gillespie; one grandson, Christopher Gillispie; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank and Flora Bergamo; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. The family of Jetta Bergamo has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Bergamo, Victoria A.
Victoria A. Bergamo - Huerfano World - July 25, 1991 - Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday from St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar for Victoria A. Bergamo of Pueblo. She was found dead in her mobile home in Pueblo Wednesday, July 17, 1991. Death was due to natural causes. Born Feb. 2, 1921 in Pryor, she attended school in Barela and Gulnare and graduated from Aguilar High School in 1938. She moved to Pagosa Springs and later to Phoenix, AZ, where she was bookkeeper for Arena-Norton, a large agricultural firm. After many years, she moved to San Mateo, CA, and continued bookkeeping for several firms. In 1988, she moved to Pueblo to care for her sister, Mary Jo Bergamo and for the past two years did work for AARP. Survivors include a sister, Esther Pighetti, a brother, Frank Bergamo, a niece and nephews. Burial was in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Bergemann, Monna Marie
Monna Marie Bergemann - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1998 - Monna Marie Bergemann, born July 30, 1941, passed away July 29, 1998. Survived by her husband, James Jim" Bergemann- son, Allen (Lynne) Bergemann, Denver- daughters, Kathleen (Frank) Petkosek, Beulah, and Kristine (Charles) Swope, Fowler- grandchildren, Meagan, Suzanne, and Frankie Petkosek, Todd, Shawn and Hannah Swope- sister, Debra Parmenter, Durango- brother, John (Jack) Neelan, Pueblo- mother, Elaine Neelan- mother and father-in-law, Walter Pat" and Bernice Bergemann- and many other relatives and friends also survive. Preceded in death by her father, Michael Mickey" Neelan- and brother, Richard. Monna was involved in various charities, always giving herself to others. She was a successful business woman who was active in many local organizations in the Beulah Valley. A devoted wife, mother, sister and daughter who always valued family above anything else in life. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Monday, both services at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Beulah. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the interment at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the Beulah Volunteer Ambulance or Beulah Volunteer Fire Department in her memory.

Berger, Bette June
Bette June (Sasser) Berger - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - April 28, 2003 - Bette June (Sasser) Berger, age 76, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital on April 23, 2003. She was born in Trinidad on June 30, 1926 to Emery Lee Sasser, Sr. and Thelma Ann (Hawkins) Sasser, who were homesteaded in northern New Mexico before moving to California. Bette graduated from high school in Tracy, California and began her working career as an executive secretary/bookkeeper. She met William "Bill" Berger, also born and raised in Trinidad, in California where they were united in marriage on March 7, 1953. Bette and Bill returned to Trinidad in 1972, where she continued her career working for area businesses and later owned and operated the Spinning Wheel. Bette was a member of the Las Animas County Cowbelles, Colorado Cattle Women, the Eastern Star and the Trinidad Elkettes. Bette is survived by her brothers, Emery Lee (Carole Helene) Sasser, Jr. and Kenneth Larry Sasser, nephews Galen, Michael, George, Steven, Ronald, and Timothy Sasser, niece Loreeze Ann Sasser, nephew James (Sandra) Berger and numerous relatives and friends. Her parents, Emery and Thelma, and husband, Bill, preceded her in death. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Stonewall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Stonewall Community Church c/o Dick Owens, 5081 Hwy. 12, Weston, CO 81091 or the Jim Cummings Scholarship Fund c/o Vonnie Cummings, 10537 CR 107.7, Trinchera, CO 81081. Arrangements for Bette are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Berger, William
William “Bill” Berger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1986 - William “Bill” Berger, 60, died March 20,1986. Married to Bertha Svendson, April 10, 1949 in Minnot, N.D. Survived by wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Emily) Henry, Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Smith, both of Las Animas; son, Wesley Berger of Gunnison; one brother, Charles R. Berger of Canon City three sisters, Mrs. Sam (Bernice) Hilderbrand of Ellinwood, Kan., Mrs. Ed (Rosealie) Cruickshank, Denver, Mrs. Roger (Gloria) Waren of Great Bend, Kan. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Las Animas Presbyterian Church, with interment in Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Bergethon, Florence E.
Florence E. Bergethon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2006 - Florence E. Bergethon, 91, formerly of Champaign, Ill., passed away March 11, 2006. Survived by her son, Erik "Rik" (Karen) Bergethon, Pueblo; and grandson, Kriss Bergethon, Denver. Cremation with inurnment at Mt. Hope Mausoleum in Champaign, Ill. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

Bergevin, Edward
Edward Bergevin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2005 - Edward Bergevin, 78, was born on Sept. 20, 1926, and passed away May 10, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Fred Bergevin; and son-in-law, Douglas Pimlott. He is survived by his three daughters, Kathleen (Bill) Bodford of Memphis, Tenn., Karen (Dr. William) Hurley of Olympia, Wash., and Mary (Demare) Gil of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Brianna (Brad) Eldred, Katie and Ian Bodford, Erin, Amber and Alex Hurley, Ryan and Ashley Pimlott and Mariah Gil; great-granddaughter, Harper Eldred; former wife and close friend, Leona Bergevin; brother, Louis (Beth) Bergevin. Ed served in World War II aboard the USS North Carolina. He worked for Southern Colorado Power Co. from 1951 to retirement, where he was known for his creative mechanical inventions, which greatly aided in job efficiency. Ed had a life-long love of the water, and enjoyed boating and fishing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Pueblo Regent Retirement Residence, 100 San Carlos Road.

Bergin, Catherine
Mrs. Catherine Bergin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1930 - Mrs. Catherine Bergin, 73 years old, died at midnight Tuesday night at the family home, 517 West Twelfth Street. She came from Hamilton, Ohio, in 1875, having been born in Wapakoneta, county, Jan. 6, 1856. She was a member of the L. C. B. A., the War Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America and Sacred Heart church. She is survived by her husband, John Bergin, a daughter, Miss Florence Bergin, two sons, the Rev. John F. Bergin, S. J., of Regis College, Denver and Capt. William E. Bergin of the U. S. army of Washington, D. C., and a sister, Mrs. Matilda Spencer, Long Beach, Calif. The body is being cared for by T. G. McCarthy and Sons, Inc. Funeral announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1930 - The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Bergin, beloved wife of John Bergin, will be held Friday morning at 8:30 from the late residence 517 West Twelfth street and at 9 from Sacred Heart church. Interment on the family lot in Roselawn. Rosary services will be held this Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the family home. Catholic daughters, K. of C. L. B. A. and friends will attend. Arrangements in charge to T. G. McCarthy & Sons, Inc.

Bergin, Jeffrey David
Jeffrey David Bergin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2001 - Jeffrey David Bergin, age 42. Jeff was born January 10, 1959 passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2001. He was survived by his wife Debra Bergin. He is the son of Howard and Betty Bergin of Beulah, CO., and Elizabeth (Robert) Lane of Pueblo, CO. Brother Gene (Loretta) Bergin of Beulah; Brother John (Linda) Bergin of Little Rock, Arkansas; Sister Leslie (Tom) Biondollilo of Beulah and Brother Eric (Debbie) Maxwell of Las Vegas, Nevada. Survived by four children and four stepchildren.

Bergquist, Cleo R.
Cleo R. Bergquist - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1986 - Cleo R. Bergquist, 69, Colorado City, passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Oct. 17, 1986. Mr. Bergquist is survived by his wife, Mary Bergquist of the family home. He is also survived by their four children, Richard (Donna) Bergquist of Pueblo, Margaret (William) Farrell of Colorado Springs, Donald (Marilyn) Bergquist of Wisconsin, and Larry (Dawn) Bergquist of Illinois; nine grandchildren; his sister, Maurine Holmberg of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bergquist was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Minnesota and moved to Colorado City six years ago. He retired as a machine operator from Barber Colman in Rockford, Ill., where he resided for 40 years. He was a member of Colorado Community Church in Colorado City, the Lions Club, and American Association of Retired Persons Club. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 1986, at Colorado Community Church in Colorado City with the Rev. Robert Daniels officiating. Interment, Garden of Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2115 Chautard Drive following interment.

Bergren, Elston R.
Elston R. Bergren - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2001 - Elston R. "Al" Bergren, age 95. In loving memory of Al who began a new adventure Aug.13, 2001. Al was born May 30, 1906 in Lawrence, Kan. He was one of 9 children in a farming family. He graduated high school where he won scholarships in basketball and football. He was unable to take advantage of these opportunities due to the needs of the family and farm. He was a steady and dependable man who at one time owned his own restaurant. He was a great cook. He was also a steelworker on the infamous Narrows Bridge in Washington State. He worked 600 feet in the air on a little swing hanging over the water. That also makes him a courageous man. There were many, many of examples of his courage and strength of character in his daily life. His yard and garden were always the envy of the neighborhood and kept the women canning all summer. We'll all miss the taste of his tomatoes warm from the sun. He was an excellent athlete. He golfed and bowled and in his younger days carried a 215 average. He bowled on the senior league here in Pueblo well into his 80s. Even though he was considered legally blind he still averaged 145. He had a lively sense of humor and loved parties and family get togethers. He laughed the loudest when the joke was on him. He was a super dancer and didn't miss many Saturday nights at the Avalon Ballroom in Seattle where he lived most of his adult life. It was there he was his happiest. He always longed for the beauty of the nature there, the salmon fishing and most of all the taste of fresh Olympia oysters. Wherever you have gone, Dear One, grow us some strawberries and tomatoes. We'll see you soon. Survived and sorely missed by his children: Michelle Michaels, James and Sylvia Bergren; his grandchildren: Renee T., Lawrence Dean (Jany) and James Joseph Lizotte, Deborah and Kimberly Bergren; his great grandchildren: Stephanie Allman, Tara Nicole, Joseph Dean David Elston (his namesake) and his youngest Diego Enrique Lizotte. Our birth is but a sleep and forgetting. Our soul that rises with us is our life's star. Having else where had its setting and coming from grace from afar. Not in entire forgetfulness and not in complete nakedness. But, trailing clouds of glory do we come, from God who is our home.

Bergt, William C.
William C. Bergt – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – Insurance Money – Among the long list of death payments made by the western fraternity of Woodmen of the World by its November assessments were the following in Pueblo: Carrie Covars, widow of John F. Covars, $3,000; Clara Hitchins Collins, widow of John A. Collins, $2,000; Minnie Bergt, widow of William C. Bergt, $1,000; Katherine Evans, widow of David H. Evans, $2,000; Mary J. Robinson, widow of James H. Robinson, $2,000; Frances M. Warren, widow of John A. Warren, $2,000; Ada C. Townsend, sister of Albert D. Chapman, $2,000. In none of these cases had total payments to their camps amounted to one-fourth of the sums received by the heirs. Indeed, Mr. Bergt had paid in only $54, while Covars, who had been a member since 1890, had paid a total of $602.80. The previous month there were four beneficiaries in Pueblo in similar amounts.

Berhant, Anton
Anton Berhant - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Anton Berhant is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Anton Berhant as an Austrian, age 21, and single. He was working as a "rope rider" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Bering, David Lee
David Lee Bering - Daily Record - October 6, 2004 - Cañon City, CO - An 18-year-old Beulah man died Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot after a highway chase following the robbery of a car from a Cañon City auto dealership, the Colorado State Patrol reported. According to a State Patrol news release, after taking a car at gunpoint from the dealership, David Bering led troopers on a chase on Interstate 25 beginning 14 miles north of Walsenburg and ending at the Aguilar exit, where troopers found him dead in the car. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Pueblo office is investigating the case, the State Patrol said. The State Patrol received a "be-on-the-lookout" report from Fremont County at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday for a 2003 Audi stolen at gunpoint from Faricy Ford at 2501 Fremont Drive in Cañon City. Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2004 - David Lee Bering. To describe someone as beautiful as your child cannot be put into words. To describe his heart would be beyond this Earth. David was very giving and unselfish. If you ever needed a good friend, you didn't have to look far, he was there. For all who knew and loved him, they knew in their hearts David was genuine. For all the parents out there, please love your children and most of all, please listen. David Lee Bering went to our Lord on Oct. 2, 2004, and left us with wonderful memories of good times with our Angel, David. He is survived by his parents, best friend and loving Pa, Thomas Glenn Bering; mother, Pam Bering; sisters, Jasmine, Alexis, Kym and Brittany; brothers, John, Brian and Kristian; stepmother, Sandra Taylor; aunts, Linda (Kevin) Stone, Carol (Walter) DuBois, Helen (Santos) Rodriguez and Joey Houlihan; uncle, John (Marsha) Houlihan; cousins, Jean Marie Stone, Walter John DuBois III, Matthew Thomas Bering, Elizabeth Ann Houlihan, John (Suzanne) Houlihan, Conner and Teague Houlihan, Mark (Caryn) Houlihan, Emily, Olivia and Audrey Houlihan, Jennifer (William) Bering, Elizabeth, Luis and Adam Ameena, Carol (Joe) Luciano and Gustavo Luciano. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Berkhouse, Ruth
Ruth "Peggy" Berkhouse - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2006 - Ruth "Peggy" Berkhouse, 93, passed away April 7, 2006. Survived by daughter, Ruthann Brettell. Please note service time: Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2006, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo.

Berklich, Jack
Jack "Jays" Berklich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2005 - Jack "Jays" Berklich, born July 7, 1918, passed away Jan. 7, 2005. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Anna Berklich; brother, Tom Berklich; sisters, Katherine Berklich and Annie Pavol. Survived by brother, Bill Berklich; sister, Mary (Milton) Morrison; nieces, Evie Hall, Mary (Brad) Zerfas and Susan (Mike) Morrison; great-nephews, Zach Zerfas and Michael Jones. Jack worked at CF&I and was a graduate of Central High School. His greatest moments were those spent with family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Donations may be made to the charity of choice in Jack's name. No viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Berkowitz, Matis
Matis Berkowitz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1926 - Matis Berkowitz, aged 62 years, a resident of this city for the past 21 years, died suddenly Monday evening (September 27, 1926). Mr. Berkowitz for many years was employed by the C. F. & I Company, retiring on a pension last year. He was a member of the Security Benefit Association, and the B'nai Jacob Congregation. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Berkowitz, of the family home 1216 Spruce street; two sons, Sam and William, both of Pueblo; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Parasol of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Rose Strait of this city. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 in the Geo. F. McCarthy chapel. Interment Northside Cemetery.

Berkowitz, Matis
Matis Berkowitz – Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 1926 – Berkowitz, Matis, aged 62 years, died Sept. 27 at the residence 1216 Spruce street. Body at the George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Berman, Marlene Terry
Marlene Terry (Ribnick) Berman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2003 - Marlene Terry (Ribnick) Berman, 71, born April 1, 1932, in Aberdeen, S.D., passed away Oct. 21, 2003. Survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, James S. Berman; son, Steve Berman; daughter-in-law, Jolene (Masek) Berman; and two grandchildren, Saylor James Berman and Ahna Holly Berman, all of Pueblo West, Colo. Marlene was preceded in death by her daughter, Holly Beth Berman. Marlene graduated from Central High School in Aberdeen, S.D., where she was homecoming queen. She received her bachelor of science degree in human resource development, attending the University of Minnesota, University of Texas and Metro State College. She was employed by General Mills, Hitchcock Manufacturing Co., and spent 12 years at Northwest Airlines, initially as human resource manager of flight operations. Marlene retired three years ago and served two of those years on a contract basis for the pilot interviews panel at Northwest Airlines. Marlene and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last May. Eleven months ago, they moved to Pueblo West to be near their children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, outdoors, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Garden of Hope, Pueblo. Marlene's talent, commitment, and wisdom have been an inspiration to those who were fortunate to have known her. She valued life, treasured her friendships, and her greatest passion was her love for her family. Marlene had a very caring and compassionate spirit and will be deeply missed by all those who knew her. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bermundez, Erwin Hoffman
Erwin Hoffman Bermundez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - Puebloan slain - Erwin Hoffman Bermundez, 39, was beaten to death while working at Video Game Exchange, 2104 E. Platte Ave., in Colorado Springs. Autopsy results from the El Paso County Coroner's Office show Bermundez, a store employee, died of blunt force trauma, according to a press release from the Colorado Springs Police Department. Investigators gave no motive for the slaying, but some items were reportedly missing from the store.

Bernal, Caroline Romanita
Caroline Romanita Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2000 - Caroline Romanita Bernal, 72, of Pueblo. Viewing today 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary today, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment.

Bernal, Dawn Marie
Dawn Marie Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1999 - Dawn Marie Bernal, 26, of Pueblo, went home to be with her Savior Oct. 15, 1999. Born on Feb. 12, 1973, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Efren and Mary Bernal; also great-grandmother, Maria De La Luz Archuleta. Survived by her parents, Carlos and Lucy Alderete, of the family home in Pueblo; sister, Catina (Tom) Salazar, Pueblo; great-grandfather, Henry G. Archuleta, Pueblo; nephews, Tommy and Sammy Salazar; niece, Anessa Salazar. Dawn was a devoted Broncos fan. She also enjoyed watching wrestling. Viewing, 4-7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at 1008 W. 11th Street.

Bernal, Delia Eulalia
Delia Eulalia Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1999 - Delia Eulalia Bernal, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 27, 1999. Born July 18, 1917, in Questa, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Modesto Bernal- two sons, Jose Modesto Bernal and Jesus Dalio Bernal- and parents, Leonardo and Casandra Vigil. Survived by son, Herman Bernal, Pueblo- daughter, Dorothy (Jerry) Hurtado, Pueblo, and Mary (Paul) Diaz, Colorado Springs, Colo.-brother, Willie (Vera) Vigil, Denver- sisters, Pearl Gallegos, San Jose, Calif., and Rose (John P.) Vigil, Pueblo- granddaughter, who cared for her the last three years, Mary Ann Logan, Fountain, Colo.- 15 grandchildren- 11great-grandchildren- numerous great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Delia enjoyed working around her house and she also enjoyed rodeos. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ed Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2605 E. Orman, home of daughter, Dorothy.

Bernal, Efren
Efren Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Efren Bernal, 62, known affectionately by friends as Berni, passed away Jan. 15, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Mr. Bernal is survived by his wife, Mary S. Bernal; his mother and father-in-law, Lucy and Henry Archuleta of Pueblo; nine children, George (Naomi) Bernal of San Antonio, Texas, Max Bernal of Colorado Springs, Sandy (Armand) Arce of New Brunswick, N.J., Ramona Saldana, Marcella Montoya, Larry Bernal, all of Denver, and Barbara (Jesse) Chavez, Lucy (Carlos) Alderete, both of Pueblo; two sisters, Epomosena Quintana, Pueblo, and Mary Degen of Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Bernal also is survived by 12 grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Bernal was born on Aug. 6, 1924, in Valdez, N.M., and lived in Center before moving to Pueblo 33 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bernal were married in Taos, N.M., on Nov. 24, 1947. Mr. Bernal served in the U.S.. Army during World War II. He was employed as a motor rewinder at the Pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 1984 and he was a member of Holy Rosary Church. Visitation hours Monday noon until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Chapel. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at 1844 W. 17th. Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Efren Bernal, 62. Also survived by a daughter, Frances (Chris) Torres, of Pueblo. Visitation hours today from noon until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Chapel. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at 1844 W. 17th.

Bernal, Elsie
Elsie Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2003 - Elsie Bernal went to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosa and Jose B. Garcia; and brother, Manuel Garcia. Survived by children, Phillip, Diane, Gary, Arnold (Marlene), Anthony, Crystal Bernal; grandchildren, Denise (Travis) Manzanares, Phillip Matthew Bernal, Sharon (Matthew) Vigil, Julie Bernal, Nick Bryant, Michelle Bernal, Yachia Bernal, Brett Bernal, Jake Oreskovich, MiKayla Bernal; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur and John Garcia; numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Cordelia West and family and numerous others for all their support and kindness. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive friends at Imperial hall after the service.

Bernal, Eraclio
Eraclio Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1998 - Eraclio Bernal, 85, passed away July 17, 1998. He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Bernal- daughter, Marie Moravec- and his parents. Survived by his daughter, Phyllis DeAngelo of Colorado Springs- son, E.J. (Eve) Pachino of Pueblo- six grandchildren- and six great-grandchildren- sisters, Josephine Lockwood of New Mexico and Nora Apadoca of Texas- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Eraclio was retired from the CF&I with 31 years as a rail finisher, he also served in W.W.II with the 307th Airborne Battalion, he received a Purple Heart and numerous awards. Visitation, noon to 5 Monday, at the funeral home. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church and funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of the Quality Center of Pueblo Dialysis.

Bernal, Erminia
Erminia Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - Erminia Bernal, 82, born Oct. 7, 1923, affectionately known as Erma, passed away at the family home on July 7, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Deluvina and Santiago Mondragon; stepmother, Juanita Mondragon; brother, Melaquias Mondragon; sisters, Tina Espinoza and Frances Sandoval; and her rock for 41 years, her husband, Daniel. She is survived by her children; Pearl (Sambo) Casaus, Daniel T. Bernal, Gerri (Terry Parlet) Bernal, Yolanda (Bob) Caveza, and James (Christine) Bernal; grandchildren, Brian and Juan Casaus, Elena (Jason) Allen, Beaux Beard, Maria Bernal-Caveza, Raymond (Raeann Lucero) Caveza, Tasha (Foster Aguero), Brandon, and Dustie Bernal, Stefanie and Samantha Manzanares, Fernando and Michael Deltondo; great-grandchildren, Breanna, David Joe, Isaiah, Tiarra, Baby Allen, and Laticia; brothers, Ciprano and Ernesto (Mary) Mondragon; sister, Cecilia Cruz; and special friend, Stacee Brogden; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Erminia was a very special lady. She was the moral fiber of the Bernal family. She was a proud Scout Leader of Pack 38 for many years. Erma was a dedicated parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday; immediately followed by recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m., at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family extends a special thanks to Sangre De Cristo Hospice and its entire staff, especially Diana, Doreen, Sandra, Liz and Karen, for all the tender loving care Erma received.

Bernal, Jose A.
Jose A. Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1987 - Jose A. Bernal was born in Chacon, N.M., Feb. 20, 1919, and passed away in Medford, Ore., March 31, 1987. Husband of Aurora E. Bernal of the family home; father of Marta E. (Ron) Sutton, Robert J. A. (Mary) Bernal, Carlos A. (Nancy) Bernal and Consuelo Franson; brother of Luis (Carolyn) Bernal, Cipriano (Lucille) Bernal and Beatrice (Ernest) Lucero. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Leander Church. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Visitation at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. The family prefers contributions to Dream Weavers through the funeral home office or to a charity of donor's choice.

Bernal, Larry Donald
Larry Donald Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2003 - In Loving Memory of Larry Donald Bernal. Sunrise: 12-19-61 Sunset: 12-28-02 Memorial Service: 6 p.m., Jan. 7, 2003 at Victory Chapel, 1316 E. U.S. Hwy 50 Bypass. The family will receive friends at 1008 W. 11 St. Donations will be greatly appreciated.

Bernal, Leandro A.
Leandro A. "Pomps" Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2000 - Leandro A. "Pomps" Bernal, 53, passed away Oct. 4, 2000, in Denver. Survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Ciria Bernal; children, Aaron Bernal and Mary (Dwayne) Crespin, both of Commerce City; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; five sisters and one brother; several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by his parents, Leandro and Molly Bernal. Leandro was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He had a heart of gold and would offer help to everyone who needed it. Viewing, Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Funeral service Monday, 2 p.m., Abundant Life Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bernal, Louis
Louis Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1987 - Louis Bernal, 70, passed away at VA Hospital in Denver on Nov. 21, 1987. Mr. Bernal is survived by his wife, Caroline Bernal; five children, Perry (Susan) Bernal of Pueblo, Dorothy (Edward) Keane of Florida, Albert Bernal, Joseph Bernal and Patrick Bernal, all of Pueblo, and five grandchildren. He is survived also by one sister, one brother, and numerous relatives. Mr. Bernal was born on April 20, 1917, in New Mexico. Visitation hours from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Scripture service, at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Chapel with Father Rodger Dorcey officiating. Interment, Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bernal, Phillip Mike
Phillip Mike Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - Phillip Mike Bernal, went to be with the Lord and his beloved mother, Elsie Bernal. Preceded by Rose and Joe Garcia; uncles, Arthur and Manuel Garcia. Survived by Sharron (Matthew Vigil), Phillip, Matthew (Kim) Bernal, Julie Bernal, Michelle, and Yachia Bernal; uncle, John (Rosemary) Garcia; brothers and sisters, Diane, Gary, Arnold, Anthony, Crystal (David) Bernal; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; cousins, Linda and Lori Garcia. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Bernal, Thomas Eugene
Thomas Eugene Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Thomas Eugene Bernal, 42, departed this life unexpectedly Feb. 23, 2000, the result of an industrial accident. Mr. Bernal was born April 25, 1957, in Walsenburg. Graduated from County High School. He also has his CDL. He was a certified welder. He built his own home on the Mesa and garage where he worked on rebuilding cars. He loved Mexican music and dancing. He loved his family and the gatherings they shared. He also enjoyed his daily Sonic burger and tater tots which was a must. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Beatrice Bernal; children, Thomas Eugene Bernal Jr., David Bernal; brother, Anthony Bernal; sister, Theresa (Pastor Stephen) Noyes, Missouri; two grandchildren; special friend, Georiga Padilla; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Raymond Bernal Sr.; and brother, Raymond Bernal Jr. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and family at the church hall following the burial rites.

Bernal, Walter George Madrid
Walter George Madrid Bernal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2000 - Walter George Madrid Bernal, 53, of Pueblo, passed away May 30, 2000. Born Aug.19, 1946, in Loveland, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Bessie Madrid, and brother, Willie Madrid. Survived by his wife, Juanita C. Bernal, Pueblo; children, William Madrid and Christopher Madrid, both of Culver City, Calif., Reena Bernal, San Jose, Calif., Doreen Gallegos, Pueblo, Felix (Desarie) Gallegos, Denver, Colo., and Juanita Gallegos, Pueblo; five grandchildren; father, Jose Dario Madrid, Pueblo; brothers, Dario (Becky) Madrid, Denver, Colo., John (Elaine) Madrid, Pueblo, and David and Davin Madrid, Denver; sisters, Gloria (Bob) Rael, Littleton, Colo., and Verna (Pete) Guzman, Ovid, Colo.; nephews, Brandon, John Jr., Gerald, Emiliano, Jenero, Pete Jr., Andres and Daniel; nieces, Kristina, Alicia, Neva, Andrea, Felicia, Jeanine, DeAnna and Katrina; great-nephews, Xavier, Isiah, Emiliano Jr., Angel, and Davin Jr.; and great-nieces, Leticia, Ariel and Jolene. Walter enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, playing pool and baseball. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Viet Nam War. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Thursday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Church, Rev. James Friel, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Anne Church Hall after interment. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bernard, Edward
Edward Bernard - Rocky Mountain News - August 14, 1911 - Edward Bernard of Joliet, Ill., age 23, college student, fell from Santa Fe freight train, he died 2 hours later. He was with another young man and had attempted beating his way from Pueblo to Cripple Creek. He tried to board a flat car at Canon Junction, failed to get a good hold. His companion grabbed him by the coat collar and held him a short distance but was unable to drag him onto the platform.

Bernard, Ella
Ella (Kaye) Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Ella (Kaye) Bernard, 81, passed away March 26, 2004. Survived by her loving husband, Edward C. Bernard; children: Gary E. Bernard (Hadley Hazen) of Denver, Colo., Ron (Kathy) Bernard of Longmont, Colo., Sandy (Mike Armstrong) Dugger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandsons, Evan (Erica) Bernard, Dan Bernard, Mike (Jessica) Bernard, Derek Bernard, Bryan Dugger, Shad Dugger, and Greg Dugger; four great-grandchildren, Alden Bernard, Gavin Bernard, Klayton Bernard and Daniel Dugger; brother, Everett (Bobbie) Lewis of Utah; sisters-in-law, Claudine (Jim) Lamb of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Thelma (Richard) Owens of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 30, 2004; both at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist Church.

Bernard, Helen
Helen Davy Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Helen Davy Bernard, 81, born in New London, Wis., to Winifred and Charles Davy. Mrs. Bernard had three siblings, Arthur Davy, Leonard Davy (deceased) and Alice Davy Patton (deceased). Mrs. Bernard is preceded in death by her late husband, Robert “Bobby” Bernard. She is survived by her four children, Robert (Stephen) Bernard (Judi) of Pueblo, Patty O'Callaghan (Eddie) of Palmer Lake, Kathleen Bernard of Pueblo and Susan Bernard of Denver. Mrs. Bernard is also survived by six grandchildren, Timothy O'Callaghan, Alex Bernard, Michelle O'Callaghan, Kristen Bernard, Lori O'Callaghan and Brian O'Callaghan. A retired teacher, Mrs. Bernard taught in Pueblo School District No. 60 her entire career. Throughout her life as an educator, mother and friend, Mrs. Bernard touched many lives, the effects of which will last for many years to come. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Church. The family will greet friends in the Hospitality Room following the service. Donations may be made to the Union Avenue Historical Association through the funeral home office.

Bernard, Judith
Judith Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2006 - Judith Bernard, 52, passed away May 30, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Flory and Dorothy Trani; grandfather, Alex Trani. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bernard; children, Alex Bernard (Erin Reust), Kristen (Kevin) Siekmann; granddaughter, Cierra Nicole Bernard; brothers, Richard (Ellen) Trani, Ronald (Rita) Trani; sister, Karyl (Don) DiPrince; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Judith was an active member of the Susan B. Koman Breast Cancer Association. She also was a member of Praise Assembly Church. Special thank you to Shannon McPherson, Eloise Griggs and all of the special folks at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their special care of Judith. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2006, Praise Assembly Church. Cremation will follow at Judith's request. Donations may be made in Judith's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bernard, Nola E.
Nola E. "Bessie" Bernard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1997 - Nola E. "Bessie" Bernard, 93, passed away July 2, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Claudie B. Bernard- her son, John Bernard- and her daughter, Nola Mae Bernard. Survived by her children, Edward (Kaye) Bernard, Pueblo, Alice Marie Casey, Fresno, Calif., Thelma (John) Owens, Pueblo, and Claudine (Jimmy) Lamb, Colorado Springs. Also survived by 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great-grandchildren- by her sisters, Bailey Mayfield, Holdenville, Okla., Alice Sullivan, Kilgore, Texas, and Leoma Hibbens, Shawnee, Okla. - as well as by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Bernard was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to Grace Baptist Church in her memory. Viewing hours are noon-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Bernard, Virg
Virg Bernard - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 27, 2007 - Virg, born May 4, 1951, in La Junta, Colorado and was raised in Pueblo, Colorado from 1956 – 1978 and thereafter a resident of Colorado Springs. Virg left the physical body on September 25, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Virg is a primordial sound meditation instructor, trained and certified by Dr. Deepak Chopra in 1996. She also worked as a cosmetologist from 1967-1994. She is a Meditation instructor from 1996 till forever. Virg was appointed to serve on the original Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers by Governor Richard Lamm at the age of 24 and served 2 three year terms. She attained everything possible within the cosmetologist profession, including being an instructor and owning and operating Virg's Hair Design. She was raised in Pueblo, Colorado and graduated from South High in 1969. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1978 and graduated Cum Laude from UCCS in 1994 with a degree in International Law and Diplomatic Relations, and attended Denver University until 1995. Mother and Ma to Carl, Scott and David. Grandmother and Cutrell to Christopher, Nicholas, Randall and Leah. Wife and partner to Marc. "I was blessed with the grace of my beloved Marc; enriched by the love of my sons: Carl, Scott and David; humbled by the wonder in my precious grandchildren: Christopher, Nicholas, Randall and Leah. I will always Love You." A service will be held on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel, 3825 Airport Rd, 80910. A warrior of the Goddess; a guide and tool giver of spirit; a child of the divine; Virg strived to help others with their spirituality and considered herself a citizen of the earth who never knew a stranger. A lover of people, an artisan and engineer, a disbeliever of physics and gravity. Spiritually, she is a Contemplative Mystic of Zen tradition. She was a political and social activist and a card carrying liberal. She was a person of opinions. A teacher, student, Guide, experiencer, seer, and thinker. "The Knower, Knowing, the Known."

Bernardino, Betty Jane
Betty Jane Berardino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2005 - Betty Jane Berardino, 74, passed away Aug. 3, 2005. Survived by sons, Greg Berardino and John Berardino; daughter, Lori Cintron; brother, Raymond Rodighiero; sister, Jeanette (Rodighiero) Trujillo; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Saturday Aug. 13, 2005, 10:00am at Shannon Bryan Mortuary.

Berndt, Julia F.
Julia F. Berndt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1999 - Julia F. Berndt, 91, died Aug. 6, 1999, at a local care center. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Berndt was born April 20, 1908, in Canon City. She was married in 1932 to Sherman Berndt, who is deceased. She is survived by three sons, Charles, Henry and Sherman Jr. - a daughter, Shirley White- six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 3 .m. to 8 .m. today at Blunt Mortuary Chapel, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calhan Cemetery, Calhan.

Berndt, Oscar L.
Oscar L. Berndt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1998 - Oscar L. Berndt, 66, of Peyton, formerly of Holly and Hartman, died Saturday, June 13, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Holly. Burial, Coolidge Cemetery, Coolidge, Kan., with military honors. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 16. Memorial contribution to the charity of the donor's choice.

Berner, Ollie Beede
Ollie Beede Berner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1998 - Ollie Beede Berner departed this life on Feb. 8, 1998. She is survived by a son, Brent A. (Judy) Berner, Chantilly, Va., and daughter, Georgine (Charles) Booms, Pueblo, Colo. Grandmother of Kevin Berner, Chantilly, Va., and Jo Marie Booms, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by her brother, Frank (Viola) Beede of Glendale, Ariz. She is preceded in death by husband, George William Berner, and brothers, Amory A. Beede and T. Wayne Beede. She was born in Osceola, Iowa, in 1905, to the union of Rosanna Ann Chamberlain and Thomas Elias Beede. She retired from the Bureau of Land Management, where she held a supervisory position. Her interests included sewing and dressing dolls, some of which she made. She was involved for many years in a program with the Steel City Doll Club to provide dolls for children at Christmas. Her prize winning dolls, which she dressed, often sold for enough money to purchase several gift dolls. Later in life, she enjoyed spending time with her cats and pets in general. She was a member of Divine Science Church of Pueblo. Funeral service, Wednesday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make contributions to the Sharmar Village Care Center in her name.

Berner, Walter Patrick
Walter Patrick Berner (Evans) - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2006 - Walter Patrick Berner (Evans), 62, of Fernley, Nev. was brought to Jones, Okla. to be cared for by his wife and daughters. He passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2006. He was a devoted husband and loving father. Survived by his wife, Jane Berner; three daughters, Melissa Taylor, Lawton, Okla., Dawn Evans, Jones, Okla. and Patricia McCune, Lawton Okla.; four step-sons, Kenneth Bridwell, Nevada, Steven Bridwell, Jeffrey Bridwell and Scott Bridwell, all of Colorado. Survived also by three brothers, two sisters and 17 grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother, father, one brother and two sons. He will be greatly missed.

Berning, Addie Ann
Addie Ann Berning - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1997 - Addie Ann Berning went to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 1997. A loving wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be remembered for her love of the outdoors. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, flowers and loved the mountains. A member of the First Baptist Church at Ninth and Grand for 49 years- a 40-year member of ADAH Chapter No. 34 O.E.S. Survived by her three daughters, Mary Ann (Brock) Fishburn, Pueblo West, Ruby Grace (Henry) Spate and Helen (Art) Wright, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Karen A. (Ron) Arnold, Aurora, Gary L. (Virginia) Fishburn, Thornton, Edward E. (Glenda) Spate, San Antonio, Texas, Darla White and Patricia A. Martin, both of Pueblo, Debra S. (Terrance) Stone, Basking Ridge, N.J., and Billy Dick (Robin) Wright, St. George, Utah- great-grandchildren, Jason Arnold, Troy (Kathryn) Arnold, Denver, Joshua Arnold, Greeley, Brandie L. Fishburn and Randy D. Fishburn, Denver, Karey A. Fishburn, Stillwater, Okla., Matthew D. White, Christopher and Kayla Martin, Pueblo, Allie Gallion Spate, San Antonio, Texas, Jackie J. Stone, Fort Collins, Paul M. Stone, Manasquan, N.J.- stepson, Quenten L. Berning, Denver- two step grandchildren, Louise (David) Marrow, Muskogee, Okla., and Julius (Maja) Berning, Scotland- four step great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Homer Lindley (1943) and Bessie Lena Lindley (1969) - brothers, Heiney Nathan Lindley (1971), and Earl H. Lindley (1976) - and husbands, Chester R. Brock (1979) and Juluis E. Berning (1984). Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with special services by Order of the Eastern Star 1994-95 Star Light Grand Family members. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children through the funeral home office. If you prefer, flowers may also be ordered through the funeral home office. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Bernoudy, Mart
Mart Bernoudy - New Castle Nonpareil – February 13, 1901 – The many old-time friends of Mart Bernoudy will be pained to hear of his death. He died at Pueblo Jan. 13, and was buried there on the 15th, his brother Fred being at the funeral. – Battle Lake Miner.

Bernstein, Sam
Sam Bernstein - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 1987 - Sam Bernstein, 91, died March 24, 1987. Survived by wife, Celia, of the family home; sons, Morey, Pueblo, and Robert (Myrna), Bethesda, Md.; and granddaughters, Sharon and Barbara Bernstein. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday at Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo.

Berreras, Viola Priscilla
Viola Priscilla Autobee Gallegos Barreras – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Viola Priscilla Autobee Gallegos Barreras, 81, affectionately known to family and friends as “Rooney,” passed away at her home in Avondale on Oct. 23, 2006. A lifetime resident, she was born on Dec. 4, 1924. During her lifetime, she worked at the former Pueblo Army Depot, and retired from School District 70 food service department, with more than 18 years of service. She enjoyed sports and was a member of the former Avondale Panthers, who won a state championship in fast pitch softball. She also played basketball; she enjoyed nature, the outdoors, and her flowers. She was known for her biscuits, tortillas and overnight rolls. She also did embroidery and quilting. Mrs. Barreras was a lifetime member of the Autobee Club, and the Altar Society of Sacred Heart Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Martina (Sanchez) Autobee; first husband, Jacob Gallegos; siblings, Cora Armijo, Rose Gallegos, Charles G. Autobee and Chris Autobee Martinez. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Joe C. Barreras; children, Charlotte (Ray) Santistevan, Sandy Vigil, Bill (Linda) Gallegos, Susan (John) Gonzales, Daniel “Rick” Barreras, Kenneth Barreras; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, (and one on the way); siblings, Evangeline Mitchell, Vivian (Paul) Pearce, Ruth (Alex) Lamas; in-laws, Henrietta Autobee, Raymond (Bessie) Barreras, Sam (Connie) Barreras, Tony Barreras, Rosie Duran, Vince Roybal, Lena Barreras, Ernesto (Simona) Tafoya, Ferna Tafoya, Rita Baca, Carol Cruz; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Paul Montez, OSB as celebrant; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Berry, Bertie May
Bertie May Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2004 - Bertie May Berry, 97, went to be with the Lord Aug. 7, 2004. She was born May 28, 1907, in Iola, Kan., to Major Frank and Etta Alley. A resident of Pueblo since 1929, Bertie was an active member of the Pueblo Seventh-day Adventist Church as cradle roll teacher and head of the Dorcas Society. She was an LPN at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Her hobbies were sewing, doll-making, baking and canning. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Bertie was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Clarence E. Berry; sisters, Frankie Morse and Marie Scott; and brother, Edgar Alley. She is survived by her stepmother, Anna Alley; half-brother, Earl (Pat) Alley; half-sisters, Martha Lou (Richard) Rowden, Wadene (Max) Fries and Anna Mae (Nick) Nickell; children, Virginia (Roy Murphy) Hayden, Edwin (Dorotha) Berry, Betty Sceville, Bonnie Berry, Gene (Leona) Berry and Irene Burrier; grandchildren, Carla Stoffle, Edwin Berry, Dayna Ross, Norman Berry, Dennis Sceville, Delbert Hayden, Gene Berry Jr., Sharon Petrisak, Rick Berry, Donnie Sceville, Donna Chambers, Karin Hayden, Tanya Tobing and Tammy DeLaRosa; 29 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Pueblo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal, with the Rev. Dr. Rade Milosavljevic officiating. In lieu of flowers or food, memorials may be made to the Dorcas Society at the above address. The family thanks the staffs of the Pueblo Life Care Center and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for their loving care of Bertie.

Berry, Bonnie Jeanne
Bonnie Jeanne Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2001 - Berry, Bonnie Jeanne, passed away June 8 at home. She was the beloved wife of Robert J. Berry of the family home. Survived by her mother June Alvis. Father and mother-in-law Jim and Beth Berry. Brothers Joe Jr. (Joyce) Alvis, Jerry (Jeanette) Alvis, Former husband Robert W. Setser Sr. and their children Robert Jr. (Tammy) Setser, John (Robin) Setser, Bill Setser and Bonnie J. (Bill) Koch. Grandchildren Ryan and Donna Setser and Aimee and Billy Koch. Very special friend Del Fuller, as well as an extended family and friends who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her father Joseph A. Alvis, Sr., and nephew Jeremy Alvis. Next to her family Jeannie loved music most; she played piano and always looked forward to an evening of merriment and music spent with her friends and family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bill and Eleanor Rusler and all the family and friends who helped to ease our burden during her ordeal. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Cancer Research Foundation or the Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Grave side service 3pm Monday at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Berry, Calvin
Calvin "Cal" Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2004 - Calvin "Cal" Berry, 59, born Aug. 15, 1944, passed away June 13, 2004. Survived by his children, Cheri (Mike) Hilton, Michele (Charlie) Mayhugh and Michael (Jen) Berry; grandchildren, Katie and Eric Hilton and Kezia and Jacob Mayhugh; sisters, Carol (Chuck) Granato and Lorraine Meadrow; and brother, Claude "Sonny" Albert Berry. Also survived by the mother of his children, Cherylynn Berry; several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Ouida Berry. Cal was very loving and generous. He loved spending time with kids. He spent many years as a Boy Scout den master. He also enjoyed the outdoors, watching car racing and the Broncos. At his request, cremation with a memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or a local AA Chapter in his name.

Berry, Charles E.
Charles E. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2004 - Charles E. Berry, born April 24, 1922, in Pueblo, passed away on May 2, 2004. Preceded in death by his first wife, Edna. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Martha; children, Lindy (Joe) Vizyak, Laura (JR) Ridings, Doug (Lorrie) Berry, and Rick Berry; 10 grandchildren, Sean, Shannon, Melissa, Jonathan, Grayson, Lacey, Corrine, Kameron, Joe and Kalani; one great-grandchild, Katie; brothers, Robert (Barbara) Berry and William (Clara) Berry. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII with three years of overseas duty and thereafter was associated with Steel City Agencies for about 15 years. As a real estate broker, he operated his own company until 1980. In retirement, he was a real estate acquisition consultant for a number of public clients. Charles was active in the community having served as president of the Jaycees, Pueblo Therapy Center, Pueblo City Planning Commission, Pueblo Country Club and Roselawn Cemetery Association. He served as vice president of Rotary Club 43 and director of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Pueblo City Council serving as chairman of the Executive Committee for 1966 and 1967. He also was president of District 6 Colorado Municipal League and chairman of the Pueblo Citizens Advisory Commission. In his professional career, he was president of the Pueblo Association of Realtors, vice president of Colorado Association of Realtors, and director of the National Association of Realtors. He earned the National Designations of CRB and CPM and was named Realtor of the year in 1973 for his outstanding community service. As a citizen, he strived to improve the community around him and served as a model to others. As a husband, father and brother, his caring soul, strong will and remarkable character will be missed. He will remain in our hearts forever. He was a member of New Heights Baptist Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2004, with Pastor Dave Grossman officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Berry, Christine A.
Christine A. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Christine A. Berry, 51, of Pueblo, went to be with her heavenly Father Saturday, July 22, 2000. She was a registered health information administrator and belonged to the American Health Information Management Association. She was employed as a medical coder with St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She was on the advisory committee for the Pueblo Community College health information technology program. She also belonged to the Aircraft's Owners and Pilots Association, holding her commercial pilot's license. She was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and the 99'ers, and her name was listed in the Who's Who of the West in 1992 and 1993. She graduated from Western State College with a bachelor of arts degree, and also attended Regis University and received her certification in health records information management. She devoted her life to her family; they were always foremost in her thoughts and deeds. In return, she was greatly loved and will be missed. She enjoyed doll collecting, jigsaw puzzles, which she would frame, and traveling. She is predeceased by her mother, Helen; brother, Richard; and special companion grandparent, Janet (Gigi) Biegel. She is survived by her father, Walter (Frances) Berry of Pueblo; sisters, Jean (Jack) Atkinson of Littleton and Kathie (Gaylon) Williams of Pueblo; brothers, Mike (Mary) Berry of Pueblo, Ray Berry of Salina, Kan., and Ross (Sara) Berry of Colorado Springs; stepsisters, Suzanne Newton of Artesia, N.M. and CyndiLee (Michael) Bennett of Pueblo West; stepbrothers, Tom (Lori) Bland of Grapevine, Texas, and John (Amy) Champion of Aurora, Colo. She was lovingly referred to as Aunt Sissy by her numerous nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Pius X Catholic Church in her name.

Berry, Edward
Mr. Edward Berry - World Independent – October 15, 1908 - La Veta - Died on Thursday, October 8th, 1908, Mr. Edward Berry, of paralysis. Mr. Berry was formerly one of La Veta's old settlers. He lived here some 25 years or 30 years ago and was at one time the town marshal. He married Miss Minnie Barnes, a grand-daughter of Colonel Boone, and has one daughter still living near Aztec, N.M. Two brothers, John and Mich, also survive him, but their whereabouts seem to be unknown. Mr. Berry returned to La Veta this summer and was taken sick some weeks ago. He subsequently became paralyzed and hardly conscious of his surroundings. He was a member in good standing of the I.O.O.F. and the order has been providing the necessary nurses during his illness. No communication has been received from any relatives and he was buried under the auspices of the order at La Veta Sunday afternoon, October 11th, 1908.

Berry, Eleanor Mae
Eleanor Mae Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Eleanor Mae Berry, 78, passed away Dec. 10, 2003. No services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private interment in Monte Vista, Colo. [No additional information available.]

Berry, Eva C.
Eva C. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1934 - Eva C. Berry, 79, Tuesday at 1816 East Fifth. Sister of David Searl, Pueblo; Mrs. Olivia Smith, Grand Island, Neb., Mrs. Julia Simons, Tacoma, Wash., and George W. Searl of Iowa; sister-in-law of Mrs. L. E. McClellan, Hawthorne, Calif. Member of Methodist Church. Announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1934 - Mrs. Eva C. Berry service Thursday, 2 p.m., George F. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Berry, H.W. III
H.W. Berry III - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2006 - H.W. "Sonny" Berry III passed away Jan. 13, 2006, in Colorado Springs. Sonny was born on Oct. 10, 1926, to Hobert Berry Jr. and Lela Powell Berry in Burlington, Wash., and they moved to Las Animas County in 1929. He was employed as a conductor on the Burlington Northern Railroad before his retirement after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman, the United Transportation Union, Veterans of Burlington Northern, was a master painter, master carpenter, bridge builder and steeplejack. His survivors include his wife of 56 years, Donna Jean of the family home; children, Linda Harmony of Loveland, Stanley of Trinidad, Glenn of Frederick, Carolyn Barron of Bridge City, Texas, and Jim Berry of Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Laberta Hamlin of Trinidad; and half brother, Hershel Berry of Denver. Visitation, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, First Southern Baptist Church in Trinidad. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, First Southern Baptist Church, 10377 Santa Fe Trail, with Pastor Dave Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church fellowship hall following the interment.

Berry, Harrison
Harrison Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1934 - Harrison Berry, 79, Monday at local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Eva C. Berry, 1816 East Fifth, father of Fred Berry of Turtle Lake, Wis.; brother of Mrs. Laura E. McClellan, Los Angeles, CA. Services Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel

Berry, Infant
Infant Berry – Castle Rock Journal – June 19, 1895 – While Mrs. George M. Berry, of Nepesta was out riding her horse became frightened while crossing a bridge one mile east of Boone, and backed the carriage off the bridge into the Bob Creek canal, breaking the carriage badly, drowning Mrs. Berry's baby, and slightly injuring Mrs. Berry and two small children.

Berry, John E.
John Eugene Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June12, 1945 - John Eugene Berry at hospital, Monday, June 11, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Berry, Brother of Elizabeth, Margarel, Opal and Ray Berry all of the family home at Monte Vista, Colo.; member of the Baptist church. To Monte Vista.

Berry, Marion F.
Marion F. (Bud) Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - September 8, 1959 - Marion F. (Bud) Berry, September 7, 1959.  Husband of Allida C. Berry of the family home, 826 E. 9th Street.  Father of Charles E.; Robert L.; and William F Berry, all of Pueblo.  Grandfather of 10.  Brother of several living in California.  Member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and Adah Chapter No. 34, OES.  Retired policeman. Native of Pueblo County.  Arrangements later. Copied by Nita Pearce.

Berry, Marjorie
Marjorie Berry - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 16, 1994 - Marjorie Berry, a retired office manager for the Colorado Springs Street Department, died March 13, 1994, in Pueblo. Private family services have been held. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home handled arrangements. Ms. Berry was born in Colorado Springs to Earl E. and Arminta B. (Spease) Berry. She is survived by two nieces, Betty Lee Hill of Colorado Springs and Barbara Irvine of Twisp, Wash. She had a brother, Garry L., who is deceased. Ms. Berry was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School and Blair Business College. Her memberships included First Baptist Church, the Homebuilders Sunday School Class, Secretaries International, the Colorado Springs Women's Study Club, the Christian Women's Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 317 E. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs 80903.

Berry, Raymond J.
Raymond J. “Ray” Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2003 - Raymond J. “Ray” Berry, 49, Salina, Kansas, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003. Mr. Berry was born May 15, 1945 at Pueblo, Colo. He was a dispatcher for the Kansas Highway Patrol, Salina. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Berry, in 1974; a sister, Christine Berry in 2000; a brother, Richard in 1985; his grandmother, Janet Biegel in 1991; and a nephew, Greg Atkinson in 2000. Survivors include his pet cat “Dillon”, his father and stepmother, Walter and Frances Berry of Pueblo; two brothers, Mike and wife Mary of Pueblo and Ross and wife Sara of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Jean Atkinson and husband Jack of Fowler, Colo., and Kathleen Williams and husband Gaylon of Pueblo; two stepbrothers, Tom Bland of Pueblo West and John and wife Amy Champion of Aurora, Colo.; two stepsisters, Suzanne Newton of Artesia, N.M. and Cyndi Lee and husband Michael Bennett of Pueblo West; five nephews, Chris, Dwayne, Jeff, Mark and Seth; two grandnephews, Zachary and Nathan; two grandnieces, Jessica and Meagan; and special friends, Jeff, Susie and Scotty Wolford and Carl and Debbie Jones all of Salina. The funeral was held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, the Rev. Charles Adams officiating. There was no visitation. The body was cremated.

Berry, Richard W.
Richard W. Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1987 - Richard W. Berry, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away July 31, 1987. Mr. Berry was a member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. He served in the U.S. Air Force and had a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Berry was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Biegel. Survivors include his son, Todd R. Berry, of Hutchinson, Kan. Also survived by his father, Walter Berry, of Pueblo; three sisters, Jean (Jack) Atkinson of Denver, Chris Berry of Pueblo and Kathleen (Gaylon) Williams of Pueblo; three brothers, Mike (Mary) Berry of Pueblo, Ray Berry of Salina, Kan., and W. Ross Berry of Colorado Springs. A memorial mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Berry, Terry Ray
Terry Ray Berry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2005 - Terry Ray Berry, 56, born Aug. 21, 1948, in Ardmore, Okla., passed away at his home in Boone on May 28, 2005. Terry was a professional musician. Preceded in death by his parents, Shellie and Dorothy Berry. Survived by his wife, Barbara Huges Berry; three daughters, Bobbie (Jeremy) Griffin, Joni (Chad) Sheridan, Georgia Berry; son, Sam Jones; three brothers, Michael (Charlotte) Berry, Richie (Debora) Berry and James Berry; two sisters, Shelia and Ethel Berry; 11 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005, Arkansas Valley Vineyard Church in Boone, with Pastor George Casias, officiating. Inurnment in Ardmore, Okla.

Berry, Willie
Willie Berry - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 31, 1878 - With sorrow we announce the death of Willie, youngest son of A. P. and Fannie T. Berry. Willie was aged three years and one month and was born at Mr. Berry's place on the Huerfano, in this county, and died at the residence of Mr. Berry's parents in Edwardsville, Illinois. A. P. Berry, Esq., who is a prominent and worthy citizen of Pueblo, was informed of this great bereavement by telegram on yesterday noon. Diphtheria was the fatal malady which caused the demise of this very bright and promising boy; the pet and dearest heart treasure of both parents, and a child tenderly loved by all who knew dear little Willie. Truly this great bereavement is a deep grief to Mr. Berry, and the sorrow is augmented by the fact that he could not be with his child when struggling with disease and death, and his beloved wife, the deeply afflicted mother, in this hour of greatest trial. Only those who have passed through like deep waters of sorrow can realize fully the grief of these sadly bereaved and sorely afflicted parents, especially the dear mother, who was deprived of the tender support and loving sympathy of her husband when the destroyer took away her heart's treasure and joy. However, she was surrounded by loving and sympathizing relatives and friends. Mr. Berry's parents and family have the assurance that his many friends and relatives here offer the truest sympathy. Mr. Berry also, can rest assured that his many friends here and elsewhere, and especially the entire Chieftain corps, extend him and his their heartfelt sympathy, and deeply regret that he has been so sorely afflicted and sorrow stricken.

Bertachini, Joe
Joe Bertachini - Walsenburg World – September 3, 1908 - Joe Bertachini, an Italian miner, was killed at Pictou last Wednesday; August 26th, by a fall of rock while working in the mine. Bertachini was a brother of Mrs. Nizzi of the Walsenburg Steam Laundry. He leaves, besides this sister, a wife and three children to mourn his loss. He was about 44 years of age.

Bertholf, Adelaide Laws
Adelaide Laws Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1997 - Adelaide Laws Bertholf, 91, passed away Sept. 25, 1997. Survived by her brother-in-law, Edward (Ethyl) Bertholf of Eaton- nephew, John (JoAnn) Bertholf of Pueblo- nieces, Mary Brouhard of Glendale, Ariz., Cathy (Dean) Jackson of Pierce, Colo., and Marjorie Calonge of Longview, Wash. - cousin, Frieda Steffan of Canon City. Also survived by her close friend, Jeanne Killian. Preceded in death by her husband, William Manford Bertholf on March 5, 1974. Adelaide and William were married on Sept. 6, 1931, in Pueblo. Adelaide was born on June 20, 1906, in Canon City. She retired as a school teacher for School District 60. At her request there will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jean Cress officiating.

Bertholf, Betty Belle
Betty Belle (Coatney) Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2005 - Betty Belle (Coatney) Bertholf, 76, passed away Nov. 24, 2005. Survived by her children, Susan (Andy) Kittinger of Pueblo West, Zoe Ann Coatney of Pueblo, Ronald Coatney of Rye and Cecil (Louise) Coatney of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Bertholf. Betty was born to Grover and Ruby Glaze on Dec. 4, 1928, in Pueblo. She was a longtime waitress at many Pueblo restaurants and a member of Pueblo Christian Center. Viewing at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Gregg Slaughter officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Betty Bertholf fund, through the funeral home.

Bertholf, Raymond J.
Raymond J. Bertholf - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1987 - Raymond J. Bertholf of 407 Dittmer, Nov. 16, 1987. Husband of the late Ann Bertholf. Father of Eileen Ploumpis, Fremont, Calif.; Patricia Rubano, Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Marjorie Ann Calonge, La Junta, Colo. Brother of Edward Bertholf, Greeley, Colo. Survived also by his seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer for many years. Mr. Bertholf had been employed as a draftsman for architect Walter DeMourdant for many years. He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II and also was a member of Pueblo Elks Lodge 90. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. James C. Keesey of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Those who wish are asked to send memorials in his name to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Bertoldi, August R.
August R. Bertoldi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - August R. Bertoldi passed away Oct. 22, 2005, in Pueblo. August was born May 5, 1923, in Farr, Colo., to August Bertoldi and Theresa Covi Bertoldi. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during WWII. August worked as an auto mechanic in Walsenburg before moving to Pueblo nearly 12 years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ida Amidei. His survivors include his cousins, Dorothy (Anthony) Trani, Ray (Margaret) Covi, Erna (Allen) Moore, all of Pueblo, Louise Hazelwood and Pearl Brown of Denver and Annie Anselmo of Trinidad. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., in Pueblo. Inurnment will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Bertolero, Antonio (Infant of)
Bertolero Infant - Huerfano World - February 14, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1895: Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Bertolero lost an infant, the fourth little one they have been called to part with.

Bertolina, Pietro
Pietro Bertolina – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Pietro Bertolina is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Pietro Bertolina: Italian, age 34, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Bertram, Exa Bevian
Exa Bevian Bertram - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2004 - Exa Bevian Bertram, 91, died March 1, 2004. Survived by her son, Rex Bertram of Redondo Beach, Calif.; sister, Zoe A. Reynolds of Monterey, Calif.; grandchildren, September Palmer of Denver, Colo., Vincent Villanueva of Los Angeles, Calif., and Ilia Fogel of Pueblo; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wilber E. Bertram on May 14, 1955; and daughter, Texa Bertram Hunyada on Feb. 29, 1988. Exa was born to Charles and Minnie Woodyard, Jan. 18, 1913, in Walsenburg, Colo. She worked as a mental health technician. Per her request, a private interment was held.

Bertram, Lois
Lois Bertram - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2002 - Lois Bertram passed away Sept. 24, 2002, at the Belmont Lodge Care Facility. She is survived by her two sisters, Nancy (Jack) Chick, Pueblo, and Dorothy (Howard) Hammel, Elmira, N.Y.; four sons, Kent (Della) Hughes of Panhandle, Texas, Bruce (Becky) Hughes, Ordway, Colo., Tom (Carol) Hughes, Pueblo, and James (Judy) Hughes, Ramona, Calif.; two daughters, Sarah Hughes, Seattle, Wash., and Jonna (Brian) Walker of Ramona, Calif. She is also survived by five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five nieces, two grand-nieces, and three grand-nephews. At her request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Belmont Senior Care Facility, 3 Douglas Court, Pueblo, CO 81001.

Bertram, Robert J.
Robert J. "Bob" Bertram - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2005 - Robert J. “Bob” Bertram, Grafton, Wisc; formerly of Pueblo West; Nov. 14, 2005. Age 84 yrs. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (nee Lauters). Dear father of Jean (Jerry) Hill, Sherry (Tom) Isaacson, Lisa (Scott) Ehaney, the late Mary Bertram, Michael, Dan (Tina), Bill (Jill), Robb and Jeff Bertram; further survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass Noon Sat. Nov. 19 at St. Joseph Church, 1619 Washington St., Grafton. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Washington. Visitation 9am to Noon Sat. at church. Bob was an excavator for many years and employed at Sutherland Lumber.

Berumen, Leonila
Leonila (Nellie) Berumen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1997 - Leonila (Nellie) Berumen, born Oct. 8, 1933, in Toltec, Colo. She is survived by husband of 46 years, Eliseo (Gerald) Berumen- son, Gerald Berumen, Rocky Ford- daughters, Elizabeth (Gerald) Harlan, Colorado Springs, Priscilla Berumen, Colorado Springs, Dolores Berumen, Pueblo, Phyllis Campos, Rocky Ford, Cynthia Trujillo, Pueblo, and Debra Berumen, Pueblo- sisters, Marie Mascarenas, Commerce City, and Anges Moya, Fort Collins. She will be sadly missed by all her grandchildren and especially Lisa, Sandra, Matthew, Angela, Lawrence, Thomas, Gina, Joshua, Abraham, Rebecca, Jamie, Eric, Jeffrey, Andrew, David, Sylvester and Vincent- great-granddaughters, Shianne and Tyler. She was preceded in death by parents, Silverio and Maclovia Castro- brothers, Eloy and Felix Castro- sisters, Eva Meehan, Dora Torres, Florence Florez, Bernice Gomez and Dell Apodoca- grandsons, Andrew Eloy Berumen, Adam William and William Gerald Campos. She made her home of 37 years in Rocky Ford. She enjoyed camping, fishing, dancing, arts and crafts, music, picking pinion nuts, playing golf, yard sales, collecting jewelry, gambling in Cripple Creek and especially enjoyed the Broncos. She worked for many years as a nurse at AVRMC and at the Otero County Health Department in Rocky Ford. All services will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church. Rosary will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, all in Rocky Ford, Colo.

Berumen, Ron
Ron Berumen – Colorado Springs Gazette – October 14, 2009 – Two Dead in Pueblo of Swine Flu – Pueblo's second death from the H1N1 virus has prompted Pueblo County's coroner and its chief medical officer to urge high-risk individuals to seek medical care immediately if they begin feeling flu symptoms. Two Puebloans have died from the swine flu, aggravated by chronic conditions. Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, executive director of the Pueblo City-County Health Department, said Tuesday she fears more deaths will come. She said four more people are in intensive care units at local hospitals. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer said that the two victims were Ron Berumen, 37, who died in the emergency room of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center last week, and Jacqueline Romero, 21, who died this week at her home. Berumen had suffered from seizures and Romero had diabetes, he said. Nevin-Woods publicly thanked both victims' families for allowing the information to be released in order to show others the threat of the new flu strain.

Berwmen, Annie
Annie Berwmen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1998 - Annie Berwmen, of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 24, 1998, at Ark Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Services at St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Vigil, 7 p.m. Friday and Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday.

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