The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Beshoar, Barron B.
Barron B. Beshoar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1987 - Longtime newsman Beshoar dies at 80 - Colorado journalist Barron B. Beshoar, grandson of the founder of The Pueblo Chieftain, died of cancer Sunday night at Hospice of St. John in Denver. He was 80. Beshoar is a former Rocky Mountain News reporter, author, and long time bureau chief for Time-Life Inc. He was born April 26, 1907, in Trinidad, the son of a pioneer family. His grandfather, Dr. Michael Beshoar, a former Confederate surgeon, came to Southern Colorado after the Civil War and started The Pueblo Chieftain and Trinidad Advertiser. Barron Beshoar attended Trinidad public schools and graduated from the University of Denver, He married Sally Throckmorton on Sept. 7, 1929. He worked on the staffs of the Walsenburg Independent and Boulder Daily Camera, and later became editor of the Morgan County Herald. He joined the Rocky Mountain News in 1937 after a stint at the Des Moines Register. He covered the state Legislature for the News. In retirement, Beshoar was director of public relations for The Colorado College. He then freelanced for a number of magazines and newspapers, including an interim job as San Francisco bureau chief for Time. He wrote two books, "Out of the Depths," a definitive look at the coal strike at Ludlow in 1913, and "Hippocrates in a Red Vest," the biography of a frontier surgeon. He reviewed books for The Denver Post for many years and wrote articles for national magazines. He is survived by four sons: Ben Beshoar of Los Angeles; John Beshoar of Washington, D.C.; Daniel Beshoar of Montrose; and Barron Beshoar Jr. of Denver. He is survived also by three granddaughters and five grandsons. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad.

Beshoar, Michael
Michael Beshoar - Yampa Leader - September 14, 1907 - Dr. Michael Beshoar, who founded the Pueblo, Col., Chieftain and Trinidad, Col., Advertiser, is dead at his home in Trinidad, Colo.

Beshoar, Sally
Sally Throckmorton Beshoar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 5, 1987 - Sally Throckmorton Beshoar, 78, wife of Barren B. Beshoar, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1987, at Montrose, Colo., hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patrick Walsh, S. J., officiating. Mrs. Beshoar will be sepulchered in the Beshoar Mausoleum in Trinidad.

Bess, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Bess - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 1998 - Dorothy E. Bess of Pueblo, passed away July 31, 1998. Survived by her husband, Virgil Bess. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. [No additional information available.]

Bessey, Edith L.
Edith L. Bessey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1999 - Edith L. Bessey, 94, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away June 8, 1999 , in Modesto, Calif. Visitation, today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, 1999, at Garden Chapel with Pastor Waudell Maple officiating. Interment, Memorial Gardens.

Bessire, Helen
Miss Helen Bessire – Walsenburg World – September 9, 1938 – Death Car Driver is Held for Trial – Glenwood Springs, September 8. Miss Helen Bessire, 29, of Rifle, Colo., died Thursday of a punctured lung and other internal injuries suffered Tuesday night when an automobile in which she rose crashed into a motor truck west of Glenwood Springs. District Attorney Frank Delaney said George W. Cox of Grand Junction, driver of the car in which Miss Bessire was a passenger, would be charged with causing her death by driving his car in a reckless manner and while under the influence of intoxicants. Arraigned in justice court Wednesday, Cox pleaded innocent and was bound over to district court under $1,000 bond. Hortense Sutton, 18, of Rifle and James Grout of Grand Junction, other passengers in the car, were seriously injured.

Best, George
George Best - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2000 - George Best, 72, formerly of Salida, was born in Wright County, Iowa on Nov. 15, 1927. He was a resident of Colorado since 1975 and passed away Jan. 30, 2000, at his home in Panama City, Fla. George and his family moved to San Isabel Scout Ranch and built their home and lived for 13 years. George worked as the camp ranger and camp director, touching the lives of thousands of Scouts and Scouters from all over the United States. George was a firm believer that Scouting was the best youth program in the world. He spent over 50 years devoting his time and efforts to the program. George was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor, the District Award of Merit and numerous other Scouting awards. George was a very loving husband, father and grandfather, always offering support for all of the family. George will be greatly missed. In Salida, George and Corinne managed the Ranch House Motel and then the Mariposa and Plaza Apartments. George served on the Boy Scout Troop 60 Committee, the Salida Recreation Inc. board and on the Boy Scout District Committee. George loved camping, hunting and reading. George and his wife Corinne moved to Panama City, Fla., in August 1996. George is survived by his wife, Corinne, Panama City, Fla.; daughters, Tracy (Dave) Calloway, Oveida, Fla., and Cassandra (Ron) Spiegleman, Panama City; sons, Michael (Susie) Best, Littleton, and Steve (Tonie) Best, Salida. George is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric Best, Denver, Ty Best, Salida, Jared Best, Greeley, Leya, Daniel and Hannah Spiegleman, Panama City, Fla., and Kadi, Michelle and Jacob Calloway, Oveida, Fla. Mike and Susie Best are expecting their firstborn in February. It was George's wish to be cremated and his ashes scattered in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Rocky Mountain Council, Box 3292, Pueblo, Colo., 81005. Cards for Corinne can be sent to 1538-A Doty Circle, Panama City, Fla., 32404. A celebration of his life will be held at San Isabel at a later date to be announced. Family memorial services will be held in Panama City, Fla., and Littleton.

Best, Harry (Mrs.)
Mrs. Harry Best - Walsenburg World - January 5, 1904 - Mrs. Harry Best died Monday morning, Dec. 28, 1903, at Pictou, Colo., Mrs. Harry Best, of mountain fever, at the age of 30 years. Card of Thanks - I desire to express my thanks to the many friends who cared so tenderly for my wife during her recent illness and showed their sympathy in kind acts since her decease. Harry Best, Pictou, Colo.

Best, Teddy
Teddy Best - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Teddy Best, 74, passed away Aug. 4, 2005, in Pueblo. Services in Raton, N.M.

Betase, Clara A.
Clara A. Betase - Sacramento Bee - October 14, 2004 - Clara A. Betase of North Sacramento, CA October 4, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in October 1990. Loved mother of Frank Betase, mother-in-law of Wenona Betase, grandmother of Shirley Betase Watson and Michael Betase, Jr. Great-grandmother of Christopher and John and great-great-grandmother of Hailey and Hannah. Clara was born in Trinidad, Colorado, where she grew up, attended Catholic Holy Trinity Schools, she loved sports, especially basketball. She moved to the Sacramento area in 1941 & in those early years she worked for Breuners and Del Monte Cannery. She was retired from McClellan Air Force Base as a Procurement Officer after 27 years of service. Recitation of the Rosary was held at the Nightingale-Gilmore Funeral Chapel last Thursday, October 7. Interment was made in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Officiating.

Betha, James
James Betha - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2004 - James Betha, 61. Cremation has taken place. Special thanks to the skilled nursing facility at Parkview Hospital for the care provided. Inurnment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Bethel, Alice I.
Alice I. Bethel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1999 - Alice I. Bethel, 91, passed away April 13, 1999. Survived by her sons, Jack Kness of Pueblo and Darrell (Virginia) Kness of Westcliffe, Colo.- brother, Herman Snodgrass of Arlington, Texas- four granddaughters- three great-grandsons- one great-granddaughter- and one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by her husband, Ben Bethel on Oct. 3, 1985. Born June 30, 1907, in Horace, Kan. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Diane Bell officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Bethel, James Elmer
James Elmer Bethel - Yampa Leader - March 2, 1907 - While striking at a wounded rabbit with the butt of his shotgun, James Elmer Bethel of Pueblo, aged eighteen years, was killed by the accidental discharge of the weapon.

Bethke, Helen J.
Helen J. Bethke - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1999 Helen J. - Bethke, born Jan. 9, 1908, went to be with her savior on Tuesday, March 9, 1999. She was preceded in death by beloved husband, George J. Bethke. Survived by brother, Earl (Katherine) Henry of Milwaukee, Wis. - son, Ret. Gen. Gerald H. (Phyl) Bethke of San Antonio, Texas- daughters, Joanna M. Hanson of Auburn, Wash., and Jeanne E. (Courtney) Graves of Pueblo West- nine grandchildren- and 12 great-grandchildren. Helen devoted her life to others. She was active in her home church in Milwaukee where she taught many years of Sunday school, led the youth group and sang in the church choir. She moved to Pueblo in 1982 and was a member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene. Helen's wisdom, charm and faith were a source of inspiration to many. Service will be held on Friday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the T.G. McCarthy Chapel, 329Goodnight Avenue. Funeral services will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wis., on Sunday, March 14 at 3 p.m. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Gideon Bible Society, P.O. Box 1873,Pueblo, Colo. 81002 in memory of Helen J. Bethke

Betlack, Jesse
Jesse Betlack - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2006 - Bicyclist in fatal crash identified - Authorities have released the name of a bicyclist killed when he was struck by a car Wednesday north of town. State Patrol Cpl. Mike Hargrove said 63-year-old Jesse Betlack of La Junta died from injuries suffered when his bicycle was struck from behind by a vehicle on Colorado 109 about four miles north of town. According to a patrol report, the accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. near La Junta's Industrial Park. Betlack was traveling north in the right lane when he was struck by a car driven by Michael Maestas, 29, of Rocky Ford. Betlack was thrown into the air and was struck by the windshield of Maestas' vehicle before falling to the roadway. Betlack was pronounced dead at the scene by Otero County Coroner Bob Fowler. He was not wearing a helmet. Maestas was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was wearing a seat belt, the patrol reported. Hargrove said it took a while to find Betlack's next of kin because they live out of state. "We got a hold of his son who lives in Virginia - he (Betlack) was kind of a loner type so it was hard to find much information about him," Hargrove said. Hargrove said it appears that alcohol was not involved in the accident and an investigation is ongoing. He said no charges have been filed.

Bettis, Esther E.
Esther E. Bettis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1997 - Esther E. Bettis, a former Pueblo resident, departed this life Sept. 2, 1997, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was a retired supervisor for U.S. Government Department of Defense. She graduated from Central High School in 1937, also from Pueblo Junior College. Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew J. and Aurelia (Edwards) Bettis- a sister, Teresa Bettis- two brothers, Theophilus Bettis and Andrew Bettis. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters, Juanita Johnson, Pueblo, and Beatrice Kennedy, Fairfield, Calif.- three nieces, Anne Ndiave, Newark, N.J., Lindia Bettis, Silver Springs, Md., and Teresa Tersy, West Orange, N.J.- two nephews, William A. Johnson III and Mark J. Kennedy, both of California- three grandnieces- six grandnephews- and other relatives and friends. , 1 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. A. Charles Langston officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Negro College Fund or The National Council of Negro Women.

Bettis, Wiley
Wiley Bettis - Aspen Tribune – April 29, 1901 – Wiley Bettis died in a hospital at Pueblo on the 24th inst. from an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Bettis was an old resident of this city. For a number of years he was porter in Clark & Denman's grocery store on Galena Street. About seven years ago his wife died, and afterwards his mind was affected, and it was considered dangerous to leave him alone with his children. He had a trial in the county court and was adjudged insane and was taken to Pueblo and placed in the asylum. He remained in the asylum about five years, most of the time helping in the cooking department of that institution, and when the new management took charge about a year ago he was discharged as cured. Since then he has been working in Pueblo as a laborer, until the time of his death. Mr. Bettis was a slave until Abraham Lincoln's proclamation made him a free man, and he then joined the Union army and remained in the service until the end of the war. He leaves a family of three grown up daughters and two boys, the youngest 10 years of age. Mr. Bettis was 74 years of age.

Betts, Karol Kaye
Karol Kaye Betts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2005 - Karol Kaye Betts, 61, passed away April 10, 2005. Survived by her children, Brian Betts, Kim (John) Warren and Michael Betts; sisters, Glenda Mikita and Bonnie Spoden; grandchildren, Brandi, John and Steven Warren, Renden and Riley Sanchez, all of Pueblo; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Bernard Chingway. Karol was born Sept. 27, 1943, in Pueblo. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also had a tender heart for animals. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Betz, Ronald Lee
Ronald Lee Betz – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 2006 - Ronald Lee Betz, 82, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 15, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jean (Mendenhall); and children, Linda (Chuck) Yoos, Ron (Kay) Betz, Audrey (Gil) McGregor and Rick (Anita) Betz; brothers, Wilbur (Joan) Betz and Merle (Nell) Betz; sister-in-law, Louise Organ; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Ronald retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He also was an active member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving his Lord in many areas. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand. Donations may be made in memory of Ronald to the Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

Beuchat, Livia A.
Livia A. Beuchat - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - April 5, 2004 - Livia A. Beuchat, 94, died April 2, 2004 in Trinidad. She was born December 4, 1909 in Berwind, Colo. to Angelo Toller Montenaga De Pine and Josephine Sitton Canzilino, both of Trento, Austria. She graduated from Berwind Canyon High School in 1928. She attended Trinidad State Junior College for one year. She attended summer school at the Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley. She was a school teacher at Bear Canyon Elementary School for 16 years. She was a mine clerk for Bear Canyon Coal Company until the mine closed. She was the Postmaster at Vallorso, Colo. for seven years. She worked at Colorado Foods at Jansen for one year. She worked at Trinidad Power and Light office for five years. She volunteered teaching crafts at the senior center for 40 years. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Beuchat. She is survived by her daughter Dolores Martin, Golden; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and many cousins. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Gene Renard S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Crichton, Tony Massarotti, Joe Micheli, Rudy Zuech, Joe Bilotti and Mike Martin. The family of Livia A Beuchet has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Beurman, Mildred L.
Mildred L. Beurman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2003 - Mildred L. Beurman, 96, passed away Nov. 13, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, William F. Beurman; and her daughter, Millie Heuett. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Rose) Beurman and Albert Beurman, all of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to the Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Bevans, Betty
Betty Bevans - Huerfano World - January 29, 2004 - Betty Bevans, 79, descendant of a Colorado pioneer family, passed away on Jan. 15, 2004, in Littleton. She is survived by her five children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one of whom will continue to reside at the family homestead. Private family service to be held. Contributions may be made to Colorado Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 681, LaJunta, CO 81050 or Colorado Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, PO Box 3010, Colorado Springs, CO 80934.

Bevans, Roy
Roy Bevans - Huerfano World - May 17, 2001 - Roy Bevans died May 12, 2001. He was born Dec. 2, 1922. A private family service was held at Fort Logan Cemetery in Englewood. The family requests no flowers. Friends may make donations to Boys Ranch in La Junta or Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, Box 3010, Colorado Springs, in memory of Roy.

Bevil, Dora Varnado
Dora Varnado Bevil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2004 - Dora Varnado Bevil, Born Feb. 29, 1904 in Ducett, Texas. Peacefully passed away on Sept. 22, 2004 at the age of 100. Preceded in death by her first husband John Varnado and second husband Andrew Bevil, along with her four loving sisters. She leaves her two daughters Imogene (O.D. Parsons) and Bonnie (Jim Riley), four Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, and two Great Great Grandchildren. Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Burial service will be at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, Texas.

Bevill, Wanda Lee
Wanda Lee (Blincoe) Bevill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2002 - Wanda Lee (Blincoe) Bevill, 68, of Loveland, formerly of Pueblo, died June 9, 2002. Survived by husband, Eldon Ray Bevill; and three daughters, Wanda Marlene French, Teresa Ann Bade and Lisa Kay Severence. Funeral, 10 a.m. June 14, Howe Mortuary, Longmont, (303) 776-2434.

Bevington, Clarence Jr.
Clarence J. Bevington – Los Angeles Times - March 14, 2003 – Clarence J. Bevington, 84, passed away on July 20, 2003 in Long Beach, California. He was born Sept. 3rd 1918 in Pueblo, CO. A long time real estate broker. He graduated from Humboldt State College with a degree in Biology. He also attended Stanford University. His career as a Marine biologist ended due to an injury accident. He leaves behind his ex-wife, Neva Bevington of Seal Beach, CA. His long time companion Carmen Blas of Long Beach, CA and his brother Jim Bevington of San Clemente, CA. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the All Souls Mortuary Chapel in Long Beach, CA.

Bevsek, Harry F.
Harry F. Bevsek - Huerfano World - May 3, 1990 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Harry F. Bevsek who died two years ago, May 1, 1988. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife and family.

Bewley, Ervin L.
Ervin L. Bewley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2003 - Ervin L. Bewley, 82, passed away Aug. 11, 2003. Born Dec. 7, 1920, in Vilas, Colo., to William L. and Zeddie Scobee Bewley who preceded him in death along with his brother, Archie; and son, Gary L. Bewley. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lois Humphrey Bewley; sons, Jim (Martha) of Pueblo, Bill of Pueblo; daughters, Kay of Pueblo, and Bonnie of Diamond Bar, Calif.; grandson, Mitchell (Lori) of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob and Brooke; brother, Loyd of Pueblo West; sister, Wilma Heuett of Pueblo; and other relatives. Ervin has been a Pueblo resident since 1926. He served in the U.S. Army 542nd Engineer Division from Jan. 1945 to June 1946. Ervin retired from CF&I Coke Plant as foreman after 26 years of service. Ervin enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends. He also was a talented musician who enjoyed playing the guitar with his brothers. Ervin enjoyed his church family at Southwest Church of Christ where he was a member. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Lung Association through the funeral home in his memory.

Bewley, Lois Marie
Lois Marie Bewley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2005 - Lois Marie Bewley, 87, passed away April 30, 2005. Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Oxley, Mo., to James I. and Jettie Humphrey, who preceded her in death, along with her loving husband, Ervin; and son, Gary; brothers, Paul, Hartford and Bob; and sister, Maudie Mae. Survived by daughters, Kay and Bonnie; sons, Jim (Martha) and Bill; grandson, Mitch (Lori); great-grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Brooke and Mitchell; sisters, Jane (Loren) Kenser and Jimmie Mae (Glen) Rideout; brother, Herman Harris; sister-in-law, Wilma Heuett; and brother-in-law, Loyd (Pat) Bewley. She had a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends whom she loved very much. Lois had lived in Fairdealing, Mo., where her family had a farm, before moving to Pueblo to join her beloved brother, Paul. She especially enjoyed traveling, camping and family gatherings with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. She enjoyed baking, cooking, puzzles, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. Lois enjoyed her church family at Southwest Church of Christ, where she was a longtime member. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the Children's Home of your choice through the funeral home office.

Bewley, Pat Shumaker
Pat Shumaker Bewley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2006 - Pat Shumaker Bewley, 75, passed away June 5, 2006. Survived by her husband, Loyd Bewley; children, Betty (Sam) Pannunzio, Carol (Jim) De Isla; grandchildren, Samuel A., Stacy and Leslie Pannunzio; great-grandson, Phillip Pannunzio; brother, Charles Hackworth; nephew, Lance Hackworth; stepdaughters, Linda (Charles) Cochran, Zetta (Roy) Denno, Sue (Doug) Barton; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and her loving dog, "Tippy." Preceded in death by her first husband, Robert W. Shumaker; and infant sister, Betty Lou Hackworth. Pat was a longtime member of Southwest Church of Christ. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Southwest Church of Christ. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casa de Esperanza Children's Home through the Southwest Church of Christ.

Bezona, Paul Gerald
Paul Gerald Bezona - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2005 - Paul Gerald Bezona died Sept. 11, 2005, following a battle with cancer. He was 81. Bezona was born in Casper, Wyo., on Sept. 10, 1924, the second child of 10 born to Otto E. and Ida Rebecca Bezona. He grew up on the family homestead in Granada, Colo., fostering an interest in horses while helping his family with a wheat and cattle operation. He was a 1943 graduate of Granada High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a radio man/tailgunner. While stationed in Florida, he started a lifelong fascination with music and taught himself to play the guitar and several other stringed instruments. On Dec. 17, 1948, he married Mary Ilene Pearson in Raton, N.M. The couple continued residence in Granada, where two daughters, Tecla and Teala, were born. The couple then moved to Pinon, Colo., where he was employed at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot and then eventually as a ranch hand and horse trainer for the Phelps Ranch. Bezona was a key motivator in the creation of the Pinon Saddle Club. He competed at the local rodeos in various events, with a special fondness for calf roping. The couple then laid roots in Pueblo on Highway 78 where two more daughters, Talca and Tonya, were born and where they lived for 22 years. During this time, Bezona continued his affiliation with animals and bred, trained and sold horses. He also continued his interest in music and when his daughters shared this interest, they formed a band. With the name of Paul and the Three T's, the band played area dances and occasions in the 1960s and '70s. Bezona retired from the CF&I Steel Corp., ending a 30-year career in which he worked in the boiler shop. At the time of his death, he was an active member of the CF&I Old Timers Organization and the Eagles Lodge No. 145. He was a previous member of the Minnequa University Club and was an accomplished hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto E. and Ida Rebecca Bezona; brothers, Scott E., Richard E. (Joyce) and C. Dean. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary I. Bezona; daughters, Tecla D. (Ernie) Chamblin, Teala D. Bezona (Tony), Talca D. (George) Woods, Tonya D. (Tony) Pinelle; grandchildren, Paulette (Shayne) O. Hotto, Clint (Kris) Chamblin, Georgette (David) Book, Brandie Bezona, Shanalee McGhee, Tarah (Jim) Damgaard, Nicki Pinelle, Chris Pinelle; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfred A., Boyd D. (Norma Jean), Roy Lee (Judy); sisters, Lois I. Wieman, Lola L. Brooks, Betty L. (Jesse) Melton; sisters-in-law, Lois A. Bezona and C. Jeanne Bezona, and their families. Paul will be remembered as a generous, hard-working, loving father, husband and family man as well as a kind friend. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at the church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo St., with Pastor Danny Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Bibbe, Claude
Claude Bibbe - Akron Pioneer Press - August 10, 1918 - Claude Bibbe, age 18 years, of Pueblo, died in a Rocky Ford hospital following an automobile accident that occurred between that city and Manzanola, when the auto truck in which he and three young ladies were going to Rocky ford went into a ditch.

Bibbs, Van
Van Bibbs - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 20, 1922 - Pueblo - Two men are dead as a result of two accidents on the railroads here. Jesus Miranda, a pinlead, 3,700,000 pounds of copper, and Western railroad, was killed when he was struck by a fast passenger train three miles west of here. A negro, said to be known as Van Bibbs, was fatally hurt when he fell between two cars of a moving Santa Fe freight train in the Pueblo yards.

Bibby, Beulah Dean
Beulah Dean Bibby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2004 - Beulah Dean Bibby, 77, departed this life and went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2004. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Luther, Okla., to the union of Alvin and Matilda Duffey Sr. She is survived by her husband; 2 children; grandchildren; sister; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her church family. Preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ina Duffey and Alvin Duffey Jr.; a sister, Edith Duffey Edwards. To her family, Beulah was a very strong, loving, kind and generous person, and will be missed. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Wayne Richardson officiating. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. [This obit incomplete per family request. Complete obituary may be obtained from Pueblo City-County Library District, http://www.pueblolibrary.org/]

Bibernik, Joe
Joe Bibernik - 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: Joe Bibernik 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 Joe Bibernik as an Austrian, age 25, and married with one surviving child. He was working as a "rollerman" 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: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Biby, Charles Raymond
Charles Raymond Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1988 - Charles Raymond Biby passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Tuesday evening Sept. 19, 1988, after a long illness.  He was born in Grant County, Okla., Nov. 26, 1911, to Charles W. and Sarah Biby.  Survived by his wife Mabel of the family home; his children, Phillis (Gary) Caffee; Charles R. Biby and Linda (Herbert) Romero, all of Pueblo; seven grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.  Also survived by brothers, Roscoe (Vivian) Biby; of Fulton, MO; Glee (Juanita) Biby of Pueblo West; sisters, Lena Schmitz, Medford, Okla.; Nancy (Ernest) Earle, Nevada, MO; Enid Utley of McMinnville, Ore. and Anna (Robert) Leffler, Pueblo; four sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by twin infants; parents; a grandson; three brothers; Harry, Glenn and Wayne; and a sister, Lola Wiggs.  He was baptized in the Christian Church as a child. Biby was a carpenter in Pueblo for many years, retiring in 1976.  He bowled for many years and loved to fish and hunt.  Services 1 p.m. Friday.  George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Chaplain Don Thurn, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital officiating.  Internment, Mt. View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home.

Biby, Charles Walter
Charles Walter Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1949 - Charles Walter Biby, Thursday, July 14, 1949 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Wiggs, Rt. 2 Box 535, Pueblo.  Late of the family home, 2040 Spruce.  Husband of Sarah H. Biby.  Father of Harry, Roscoe, Raymond, Glee, Wayne, Mrs. Robert Leffler, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Ray Sissim, Walker, Missouri, Mrs. Roland Utley, Kincaid, Kansas, Mrs. Ralph Schmitz, Medford, Okla., and the late Glenn Allen Biby, who died Sept. 7, 1946. Brother of Rufus Biby, Wakita, Okla., and Mrs. Hoova McGee, Anthony, Kan. Grandfather of 38 and great grandfather of two.  For many years a member of the Christian Church, a resident of Pueblo for the past 12 years.  Services 2 p.m. Monday at Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. M. M. Mott, Pastor of Park Hill Christian Church officiating.  To Valhalla Memorial Park.

Biby, Charlotte
Charlotte Biby - Akron Pioneer Press - February 3, 1922 - Frank Biby, 27 years old, found guilty of the murder of his bride of three weeks, Charlotte Biby, Aug. 8, 1921, has been sentenced to twenty-five to thirty years imprisonment by Judge J. Strimble of the district court here. Even with time allowed for good behavior the sentence means that Biby will have to spend nineteen or twenty years in prison. He thanked the court for a fair trial.

Biby, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2006 - Clarence E. Biby, passed away July 7, 2006, in Pueblo. Clarence was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Sand Creek, Okla., one of nine children to Glen and Tula Biby. He was employed as a meat cutter for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, camping, his trips to Cripple Creek and he especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia; son, David (Laurie) Biby; daughters, Sharon (Bill) Santilli, Cathy Chain; grandchildren, Mike (Kim), Kenneth (Donna), John (Patti), Donna, Lorrie, Sarah and Amie; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Donald Biby; and sisters, Ellen Amidon, Susan (Paul) Urenda and Shirley (Dale) Lough, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Biby will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Biby, Edward
Edward Biby - Pueblo Chieftain June 24, 1924 - Edward Biby, aged 57 years, a resident of Pueblo for the past twenty-four years, and a watchman at the steel works, died at a local hospital early Tuesday morning.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Biby, one son, Frank Biby, one daughter Mrs. J. M. Berta, and one grandson, Leroy D. Masterson, all residing at the family home: 2519 Cedar Street; one brother, A. J. Biby of Pueblo; Mrs. Gertrude Waldy of Los Angeles Calif.  He was a member of Camp No 36, Woodman of the World of Lamar. The funeral will -----

Biby, Glee
Glee Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 2000 - Glee Biby passed away Jan. 7, 2000, in Pueblo. He was 78. Glee was a very active and accomplished horseshoe pitcher. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juanita; children, Robert, Connie and Nancy; grandchildren, Mike Johnson, Diane, Robby; sisters, Ann (Bob) Leffler, Enid Brown; nieces, nephews and many friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or service.

Biby, Harry James
Harry James Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 1966 - Harry James Biby, father of three sons.  Son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Biby of the family home, 1815 W. 31 St. & grandson of  Mrs. Sarah Biby, both of Pueblo;  Sisters: Mrs. Winifred Kreider of Fowler, Colo.; and Mrs. Natalie Pearce, Beulah, Colo.; Brother,  Billy C. Biby of Pueblo. Uncle of several.  Member of Park Hill Christian Church.  Pueblo resident since 1937. A United States Army veteran.  A construction worker employed at MST&T addition project.  Services at 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Warren Hile Sr., interim pastor of his church, officiating.  To Pueblo Memorial Gardens.

Biby, Howard D.
Howard D. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - Howard D. Biby passed away Nov. 1, 1997, at his home in Pueblo West. He was born on Feb. 26, 1935, in Sand Creek, Okla., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1996. His survivors include his children, Patricia (Joe) Garcia, Robert (Kathy) Biby, Glen (Debbie) Biby, Linda Biby and Larry (Crystal) Biby- grandchildren, Floyd, Wendy, Brianna, Crystal, Kenneth, Allen, Annmarie, Jaycee and Kye- brothers, Clarence, Donald, Willard and Vaughn Biby- sisters, Ellen Amidon, Shirley Lough and Suzann Urenda- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Biby will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Biby, Lorena H.
Lorena H. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Lorena H. Biby, 100, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 14, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Biby; son, Harry J. Biby; and daughter, Nita N. Pearce. Survived by her daughter, Winifred (Billy) Kreider; son, Billy C. (Delores) Biby; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Biby, Lottie B.
Mrs. Lottie B. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1927 - Mrs. Lottie B. Biby age 43 years died at a local hospital Wednesday, Aug 31.  She is survived by here husband, A. J. Biby, of the family home of 1706 West Eighteenth and six children:  Mrs. Francis ____ood; Mrs. Gertrude Scott; Howard; Mable; Edward and Waldy Biby, all of the family home; five sisters and two brothers.  Mrs. Biby was a member of the Irving Place Christian Church.  The body is being cared for at the Davis Mortuary.

Biby, Mable L.
Mable L. Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2001 - Mable L. Biby, 84, born July 4, 1917, in Crawford Uniontown, Ark., to Kenneth and Rosa Edmiston, passed away Dec. 4, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Biby; and son, Charles Biby. Survived by daughters, Phyllis (Gary) Caffey and Linda (David) Trinkline; grandchildren, Sandra (Felix) Roldan, Lynn Caffey, Larry (Becki) Caffey, Paul (Becky) Romero, Tim (Candida) Romero and Samuel (Julie) Biby, Cathy Mead; great-grandchildren, Sherie Caffey, Craig Caffey, Kelli Romero, Tyler Romero, Samuel Mead, Dylon Rose Biby and Hanna Biby; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Biby, Marion Andrew
Marion Andrew Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1922 - Marion Andrew Biby, age 7 years died at the family home, 1706 West Eighteenth Street, Thursday morning.  He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Biby, three brothers, Howard, Edward and Waldy; three sisters, Frances, Gertrude and Mable. He was a grandson of the late F. M. Berry of Beulah. Body is being cared for by the United Davis-Vories undertaking company. Funeral announcements will be made later.  The funeral of Marion Andrew Biby took place Monday afternoon at 2:00 Friday at the Irving Place Church of Christ.  Rev. Thos. P. Carey conducted the services.  Mrs. G. G. Fletcher, Mrs. C. Merritt, Mrs. J. E. Hicox, Mrs. A. E. Brechenridge and Mrs. E. Morris accompanied by Mrs. C. Morris sang "Precious Jewels" "Beautiful Isle" and "Home of the Soul".  The pall bearers were Kenneth Gravatt, Alpheus Eddy, Arthur Riley and Carl McGee.  The flower bearers were Mary Eddy, Minerva Brown, Rebecca Fairchild And Jesse Theilbar.  Internment was made in Mountain View Cemetery.

Biby, Nicole Terese
Nicole Terese Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1999 - Nicole Terese Biby, 15, of Rocky Ford, died peacefully at her home on Aug. 21, 1999. For twelve months Nicole had courageously fought cancer. Her suffering brought her closer to God. Nicole was born to Ronald and Patricia Biby on July23, 1984, in Pueblo. She was a student at Rocky Ford High School. She was a member of the class of 2003. Nicole was thoughtful and generous, a loving daughter and faithful friend. The lives she touched have been enriched by her presence. Nicole is survived by her mother, Patricia Biby, of the family home-her grandparents, Ray and Nancy Lutz of Pueblo, and Don Biby of Pueblo- aunts and uncles include, Kathy (Steve) Bergs of South Africa, Bob (Tamara) Lutz of Englewood, Dan (Susy) Lutz of Ft. Collins, Mary (Bill) Gwinn of San Diego, Calif., Dan (Carol) Biby of Pueblo West and Chris Biby of Pueblo. She is also survived by her best friend, Erica Hutton- cousins- and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be held at the William Gobin Community Building in Rocky Ford. Vigil for the deceased will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Father John Farley will officiate. Organist will be Betty Jo Thomas, with Cynthia O'Lane and Dani Hollis as soloists. Casket bearers are Greg Hutton, Gary Dabney, Dave DeLong, Jeremy Apodaca and Jim Milenski. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Children's Medical Center, Denver, Colo., directly or through the funeral home.

Biby, Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - Vaughn Allen Biby passed away April 4, 1999, in Bullhead City, Ariz. Vaughn was born July 15, 1944, the youngest son of Glenn and Tula Biby. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Cliff and Howard. He leaves to mourn his passing- brothers, Clarence (Pat) and Donald Biby, both of Pueblo, Willard of California- sisters, Ellen (Al) Amidon of Pueblo, Shirley (Dale) Lough of Arizona, and Susan (Paul) Urenda of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who love him dearly. Visitation for Mr. Biby will be held from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 1999, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 2230 Hillside Road following the service.

Biby, Willard
Willard (Bub) Biby - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2004 - Willard (Bub) Biby passed away in Fullerton, Calif. Preceeded in death by father and mother, Glen and Tula Biby, wife Frankie, son Brian, brothers, Cliff, Howard and Vaughn Allen. Survived by Daughter Brenda and Son Vaughn of Fullerton. Brothers Clarence and Don Biby and sisters, Ellen Amidon, Shirley Lough and Susan Urenda.

Bick, John
John Bick - Walsenburg World - January 11, 1912 - Died at Ideal, Colo., December 22, 1911, John Bick age 42 years.

Bickerton, Marion Francis
Marion Francis Bickerton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1999 - Marion Francis Bickerton, born March 2, 1911, passed away in Pueblo April 9, 1999. Survived by daughter, Patty Herms (Joe Kent) of Pueblo- son, John (Gail) Bickerton- two granddaughters, Jennifer (Kevin) Johnson, Darcy (Charles) Farmer- and five great-grandchildren, all of St. Louis, Mo. - several nieces and nephews also survive. She was a member of Central Christian Church, where she was a secretary for 22 years. Visitation at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, Monday, April 12, 1999, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. William Carson officiating. There will be a private graveside interment at Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

Bickford, Emma Belle
Emma Belle Stone Bickford - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1960 - Emma Belle Stone Bickford, Dec. 8. Mother of Kenneth V. Stone of the family home, 817 W. 15th, and Earl S. Stone, San Francisco, Calif. Grandmother of Mrs. Patrica Weldon, Pueblo and Douglas G. Stone, Tampa, Fla. Great-grandmother of three. Sister of Mrs. Mary Swabb and Thomas H. Bruner, both of Pueblo and Miss Carrie Bruner, San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Susie Thompson, Bridgeport, Neb., and Walter Bruner, Santa Monica, Calif. Member of the Pueblo Divine Science Church. A resident of Pueblo since 1904. Her husband Edward James Bickford died July 12, 1957. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Edward Hagan officiating. To Mountain View.

Bickley, Joyce R.
Joyce R. Bickley - Rocky Mountain News - July 21, 1993 - Joyce R. Bickley, 81, of Wheat Ridge died July 15. Services will be at noon Sunday, July 25, in Maple Grove Park. The body was cremated. Mrs. Bickley was born in Rouse. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, George; a daughter, Lynn Quinn of Denver; two sons, Robert of Phoenix and George of Longmont; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Contributions: Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Biddle, Estelle C. Yarberry
Estelle C. Yarberry Biddle – Pueblo Chieftain – May 11, 1977 - Mrs. Estelle C. (Yarberry) Biddle, lifetime Pueblo County resident and member of pioneer Pueblo County family, late of 911 E. 14th passed away Parkview Episcopal Hospital, May 10, 1977, following lengthy illness. Mrs. Biddle was preceded in death by her husbands, Ayers Burnett, 1916, and Charles H. Biddle, Aug. 25, 1952. Member, Central Christian Church. Survived by four children: Mrs. Dorothy E. Ritchey, 906 W. 15th, where family may be contacted, Clarence A. Burnett, Pueblo, Mrs. Blanch A. Jones, Metuchen, NJ, and John G. Burnett, Pueblo. One sister, Mrs. Edna Burgess, Pueblo, also survives, as do 8 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services 10 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose chapel, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, pastor, Central Christian Church, officiating. Interment Mountain View.

Biddle, Orma
Orma Biddle - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2001 - Orma Biddle passed away Jan. 19, 2001, in Pueblo. Orma was born April 9, 1907, in Fort Morgan, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. His survivors include his cousins, Lucille Walters and John Metz, both of Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private interment will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Biddle, T. V.
T. V. Biddle – Yuma Pioneer – August 16, 1901 – T. V. Biddle, living on the Beulah road about six miles southwest of Pueblo, was killed by a bolt of lightning that come down the chimney of his house, on the afternoon of August 10th. His wife, infant daughter, and a friend visiting at the time, were stunned by the shock but were otherwise not injured.

Biege, Addamae
Addamae "Dawn" Biege - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2005 - Addamae "Dawn" Biege, 78, passed away Nov. 13, 2005. Survived by her husband of 61 years, Clarence "Oscar" Biege; children, Margaret (Keith) Naumann of Rye, Kathryn (Johnny C.) Florez of Pueblo, Jenny (Anthony) Steffani of Pueblo, Shelley (Earl) Brown of Beulah and Marilyn Biege of Pueblo; siblings, Roberta Johnson, Lorna (Tony) Romero and Robert Steyer, all of Pueblo, and John (Erlynn) Steyer of Lakewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Louise Thompson; and brother, Grover Steyer. Dawn was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Pueblo. She and Oscar were married Oct. 3, 1944, in Raton, N.M. Dawn was an avid artist and musician. She also enjoyed cooking and reading. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. There will be no public viewing at the church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with Pastor Randy Bolt officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Biehn, Michael Jon
Michael Jon Biehn – Huerfano World – April 13, 2006 – Michael Jon Biehn was born in Mankato, Minnesota on January 17, 1952 at St. Joseph's Hospital and passed away peacefully at his home in Pueblo, on March 29, 2006 at 11:15 a.m. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1970. He served in the U. S. Army in 1972. He moved to Pueblo in 1978, because he loved the mountains. He was employed at Overhead Door for several years and recently for DNL garage door with Lance Guarenti, his boss, best friend and confidant. He would like his favorite sister-in-law Lori to know he'll miss her as our favorite roommate. He was preceded in death by his father, Burdette “Babe” Biehn; his grandmother, Wallburga Beer; and his sister, Marion Douglas. He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Betty Ann Cruz; his mother, Grace Beer-Biehn; his only daughter, Angela Biehn-Stone; son-in-law, Timothy Stone; step-daughter, Angela Dawn (Scott) Reed; step-son, Paul Wayne Cruz; grandchildren, Brandon, Brianne and Tyler Stone and Noelle and Ryan Reed; siblings, Sonny and Dawn Biehn, Phyllis and Les Sneider, Gary Biehn, Jim Bob and Karen Biehn. “Rat” was famous for his green Chili and he looked forward to Sundays, when he could play golf with the boys. Funeral Mass was held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa, Pueblo, officiant Fr. Ben Bacino, musician, Tony Ortega. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Eduardo R. Pajon Jr. M. D., Colorado Cancer Research program, a national cancer institute sponsored program, 2253 S. Oneida St., 3rd. Floor, Suite B. Denver, CO 80224-2522, in memory of Michael Jon Biehn. “Remember me with smiles and laughter for that is how I will remember all of you.”

Bieker, Bernard H.
Bernard H. Bieker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2001 - Bernard H. Bieker, 60, passed away June 4, 2001. Survived by his wife, Mona K. Bieker, of the family home; mother, Dorothy Bieker; children, Todd Bieker, David Bieker and Leslie (Tim) Holcomb, all of Pueblo; honorary daughter, Leana Leffler; siblings, Jerry Bieker, John Bieker, Floyd Bieker, Hermenia Grey, Betty Buck, Helen Bieker; and special brother-in-law, Joe Buck. Also survived by grandchildren, Kyle Sparks, Stephanie Bieker and Sarrah Bieker; and close friend, John Anderson. Born Jan. 31, 1941, in Fort Smith, Ark., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as an engine foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad. There will be no viewing. Service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Father Ervin Schmidt officiating. Private entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the American Cancer Society for cancer research or the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, through the funeral home.

Bier, Maryann C.
Maryann C. Bier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2004 - Maryann C. Bier, 64, a Pueblo resident for the past 25 years, passed away on Jan. 18, 2004. She was born on Nov. 1, 1939, to the union of Adolph and Marion Lenning in Lisbon, N.D. Maryann was employed by Innotrac as a customer service representative, and her hobbies included gardening, reading, current events, politics and spending time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father. Maryann leaves to cherish her memory sons, Raymond (Pam) Bier of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Eric (Audra) Bier of Westminster, Colo.; daughter, Lori (Guadalupe) Sisneros of Lakewood, Colo.; mother, Marion Lenning of Carmichael, Calif.; siblings, June Dustan of Camino, Calif., Jeri Lund and Tom Lenning, both of Carmichael, Calif.; beloved companion, Richard Kreutzer of Pueblo, Colo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at First Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Randy Wilcher officiating. Private interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Biernacki, Leroy F.
Leroy F. Biernacki - Cañon City Daily Record – October 9, 2004 – Leroy F. Biernacki, 83, died Oct. 4, 2004 in Walsenburg. Mr. Biernacki was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Miniola, Kan., to Frank and Rose (Wolf) Biernacki.

Bieser, Claudine
Claudine Bieser - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Leap kills man, 94; woman who drank gasoline, 55, dies - The county coroner lists both deaths as suicides - A 94-year-old man fell to his death Saturday from a third-story window of his assisted-living center, and a 55-year-old woman in a separate case died after publicly drinking gasoline last week, according to officials. The Pueblo County Coroner's office reported both deaths as suicides. At 6:35 a.m. Kenneth Bert Wiley was pronounced dead at the scene of Alterra Wynwood, 4723 Surfwood Ave., according to Coroner James Kramer. Wiley had been living there since April. According to police, Wiley had told his family, "no one should live this long." Wiley fell after he used a pocket knife to cut and remove the screen from a hall window on the third floor, according to a report by Cpl. Gilbert Ladrini of the Pueblo Police Department. A Community Organization for Victims Assistance was called to help those who witnessed the scene. Claudine Bieser died at 12:55 p.m. at Parkview Medical Center. Kramer said she died of a "combination of gas ingestion and respiratory and renal failure." On Wednesday Bieser bought almost a gallon of gas from Loaf 'N Jug on Fourth Street and Abriendo Avenue, and then walked to the intersection of Carlile Place and Wilson Avenue, where residents watched in disbelief as she began drinking the gas. She had been a resident of the adult assisted-living center Golden Gate Manor, 606 W. Abriendo Ave.

Biffanelli, Pietro
Pietro Biffanelli - Grand Valley News - October 6, 1910 - Pietro Biffanelli was killed in the Berwind mine at Trinidad Friday by falling from a motor car.

Bigelow, Dora
Dora Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1978 - Dora Bigelow, late of St. Charles Mesa, passed away Dec. 7, 1978, in a Canon City Nursing Home. She was the mother of Mrs. Dorothy Larsen of Denver, Margaret Humphrey of Redding, Calif., and Jessie Bigelow of Littleton; sister of Ernestine Baker and Leona Zimmerman, both of Pueblo, Irene Liscomb of Los Angeles, Calif., and Earl Allen of Denver. Also survived by three grandchildren. She was a member of Grace Community Church, St. Charles Mesa. She had been a member of DAR of Pueblo and a member of the Republican Party, serving as vice chairman from 1958-1965. In 1959, Mrs. Bigelow was voted Colorado homemaker of the year by the County Extension Service. She was the first woman appointed to the office of Public Trustee of Pueblo by Gov. John A. Love. She was active in Home Demonstration Clubs, 4-H work and Red Cross service. She was born Jan. 14, 1899, in Albuquerque, N.M. and had been a Pueblo County resident since childhood. Preceded in death by her husband, Jesse A. Bigelow, who passed away Feb. 24, 1970. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ron Arbogast officiating, First Baptist Church. Interment, Beulah Cemetery, Beulah. Mrs. Bigelow will lie in state Sunday at the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Bigelow, Earnest C.
Earnest C. Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1998 - Earnest C. Bigelow, 83, of Lamar, died Sept. 12, 1998. Graveside funeral services and burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Valley Memorial, Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to the P.M.C. Home Health Care or the American Cancer Society.

Bigelow, Jesse A.
Jesse A. Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1970 - Jesse A. Bigelow, died unexpectedly Feb. 24, 1970. Husband of Dora A. Bigelow of the family home, Route 1, Box 756. Father of Dorothy Larsen, Denver; Jesse D. Bigelow, Littleton; and Margaret E. Humphrey, Redding, Calif. Grandfather of three. Brother of Arthur G. Bigelow, Livingston, Mont. Member of Grace Community Church; trustee of Pueblo County Fire Board for eight years and was retired. Born July 6, 1898 in Custer County. Resident for past 52 years of Pueblo County where he ranched and was employed by CF&I Steel Corp. from 1935 until 1961. Services 10 a.m., Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Claron Edwards officiating. Graveside services 11:30 a.m. at Beulah Cemetery.

Bigelow, Leo A.
Leo A. Bigelow - Huerfano World - May 11, 2000 - Leo A. Bigelow, 69, of Walsenburg, died May 6, 2000. He recently resigned as City of Walsenburg Building Inspector, because of ill health. Mr. Bigelow was born in Wichita, Kansas, January 12, 1931. He married Marilyn Curry in 1953. He was a retired aerospace engineer with Martin Marietta and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of the family home in Walsenburg; three children, Tim Bigelow, England, Cindi Byrns, Tucson, Arizona, and Amy Blanchard, Larkspur; a sister, Jen Avis, Thornton and six grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, from Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. (Offices of the City of Walsenburg will close at 10:00 a.m. on Friday in order that employees can attend the funeral).

Bigelow, Winifred
Winifred (Kochevar) Bigelow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1986 - Winifred (Kochevar) Bigelow, 5770 S. Delaware, Littleton, died April 20, 1986, Denver. Graduated from Central High School, class of 1949, and married Jesse D. Bigelow on April 18, 1950. Survived by husband, Jesse D. Bigelow; son, Jeffery D. Bigelow, of the family home; daughter, Diana (Tom) Christner; and granddaughter, Holly Christner; all of Pueblo. Also survived by father, Mark A. Kochevar, Pueblo; brother, Mark S. (Lorraine) Kochevar, Klamath Falls, Ore.; sisters, Catherine (Frank) Robeda, Barbara (Jerry) Campbell, all of Pueblo, Janice (John)' Sneeringer, Laguna Beach, Calif., and Patricia (Dick) Weller, Shippensburg, Pa. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Drinkwine Mortuary, Littleton.

Biggar, Marshall David
Marshall David "Davey" Biggar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1998 - Marshall David "Davey" Biggar, 31, passed away Nov. 5, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, Davey was a Christmas baby, born Dec. 25, 1966. He graduated from Pueblo County High School, the class of 1985. He was employed as a CNA at University Care Center of Pueblo. Davey enjoyed working with and helping the elderly. There's a wealth of knowledge to be learned from my senior citizens," Davey would say. He liked working with children also, and loved all types of music. Davey is survived by his mother, Rose Martinez Biggar- siblings, Jeanette (Jerry) Madrid-Mata, La Junta, Elaine (Henry) Vigil, Gypsum, Lonnie Garbiso, Las Vegas, Nev., Randy (Sharon) Garbiso, Pueblo, Barbara (Lorenzo) Cruz, Denver, Beverly Garbiso, Pueblo, Eugene (Loretta) Biggar, Pueblo- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and his co-workers. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel, Pastor Bob Hernandez, officiating. At Davey's request, cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 906 E. 10th Street.

Biggers, Arron Edward
Arron Edward "Ed" Biggers - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1986 - Arron Edward "Ed" Diggers, 45, of Lamar, formerly of the Las Animas-Hasty area, died Tuesday, May 6, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. Burial, Union Valley Cemetery, Hasty. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions to Mc-Clave State Bank in memory of Ed Biggers.

Biggerstaff, Bolton Donald
Bolton Donald "Don" Biggerstaff - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 1987 - Bolton Donald "Don" Biggerstaff, 1370 W. Terry Circle, July 30, 1987. Husband of Donna Biggerstaff; father of Duane (Kay) Biggerstaff, Pueblo; and Debra (Dan) Henigsman, Albuquerque, N.M. Grandfather of Taffi and Jason Biggerstaff; son of Louella Biggerstaff, Pueblo; son-in-law of Mary Salstrom, Worthington, Minn. Survived also by his brother-in-law, Harold (Donna) Salstrom, Mesa, Ariz.; and several nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Johnson C. Biggerstaff, January 1985. Mr. Biggerstaff was a Pueblo resident since 1927 and was employed as an engineer by the C&W Railroad for 27 1/2 years. Prior to his employment with the C&W Railroad, he owned and operated the Auto-Dine Restaurant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of United Transportation Union, Local No. 49, and Southern Colorado Bass Club. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial. Memorials may be made to the Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Squad or the American Red Cross, in care of the funeral home office. The family can be contacted at 1370 W. Terry Circle.

Biggerstaff, Darryl W.
Darryl W. Biggerstaff - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2005 - Darryl W. Biggerstaff, 66, died unexpectedly on May 5, 2005. He was born on April 27, 1939, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a former chairman of the board at Centennial Bank in Pueblo. Public memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005, in the gymnasium at Ca–on City High School. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the PCC Foundation Fremont Campus Building Fund, 51320 W. U.S. Highway 50, Canon City, 81212.

Biggi, Bruno F.
Bruno Biggi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2002 - Bruno Biggi, (great son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great man!) on May 10, 2002, was welcomed into the afterlife by his late wife, Pettrina Biggi; his parents, Mateo and Maria Biggi; and daughter, Debbie Biggi. He lived from Nov. 9, 1916, to May 10, 2002. He carried a lunchbox to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation for 49 years and wore his heart on his sleeve. He loved his wife, children, family, fishing, cartooning and football. He will be sadly missed by all, including children, Patrice Biggi and Bruce Biggi; grandchildren, Benjamin and Mason Biggi; sister, Rita Kochevar (Richard); and nephew, Denis Kochevar; and closest nieces, Jennifer Cortner and Cynthia Renier, among many other nieces and nephews, family and friends. The family of Bruno Biggi welcomes you, his family and friends, to his rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, and Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Biggi, Pettrina D.
Pettrina (Pat) D. Biggi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2000 - Pettrina (Pat) D. Biggi, passed away May 4, 2000. Family and friends will celebrate the ascension of Pettrina DeSalvo Biggi into heaven at a rosary, Sunday, May 7, 2000, at 7:30 p.m. and Mass, Monday, May 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese. Pettrina, a lifelong Pueblo resident and retired after years of service, was known as a valued federal employee, a good wife and mother, a trusted friend and an accomplished seamstress. Her love for life, flowers, gardening and friends, respect for fairness, accuracy and education, and sense of style characterize her most vividly. She will be greeted at the gates of Heaven by her father, Carl, and her mother, Josephine DeSalvo; sister, Frances Taravella, and her brothers, Russell, Anthony, Ciro and Joe DeSalvo. She sadly will be missed by those who remain: her loving husband, Bruno Biggi; her children, Bruce and Patrice Biggi; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Kathol; grandsons, Benjamin and Mason Biggi; and sister-in-law, Rita (Richard) Kochevar. Surviving sisters, Lucille (Nick) Tizarelli, Angel Hensal and Helen (Carl) Stuka; 20 nieces and nephews, including her two closest, Jennifer Cortner and Cynthia (Jim) Renier, and her many friends weep at her loss.

Biggi, Rosemarie
Rosemarie Biggi - Huerfano World - March 15, 2007 - Rosemarie (Hauser) Biggi was born on September 3, 1920, in Pryor, CO to Elizabeth and Joseph Hauser. She was one of nine children. The family moved to Walsenburg where she grew up and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1938. She married Harry Biggi on October 5, 1940. Rosemarie had many different careers during her life; her most treasured was being a mother of three, grandmother of five, and great-grandmother of eleven children. She was manager of the Wards Catalog Store in Walsenburg in the early fifties, leaving to raise her three children. She later was elected City Clerk. Following four years as Clerk, she held a job at the Electric Studio, assisting with photography and daily business. Most people remember Rosemarie from her twenty-one year career at St. Mary Credit Union She loved the customers and many still have fond memories of her. She was blessed with a beautiful soprano voice that entertained and consoled many at weddings and funerals. She lost her beloved husband, Harry, in 1982 due to a sudden massive heart attack. Thus began her courageous road toward this day twenty-five years later. Her family is amazed at the grace with which she has accepted each difficult challenge through the years. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis may have taken her mobility, but never her spirit. She battled the disease and its debilitating circumstances valiantly and continued to have a sparkle in her blue eyes until the very end. She will sadly be missed by her children, Patty (David) Cocetti, Sharon (Max) Vezzani, and James Biggi; grandchildren: David A. (Barb) Cocetti, Dena Cocetti, Denise (Mitch) Sturdivant, Kevin (Melanie) Vezzani, Brian (Elisabeth) Vezzani, eleven great-grandchildren, some of whom fondly called her Bapa. She will remain in all their hearts forever. In addition, she is survived by three siblings, Ethel Harriman, Jeanie Taft, and Richard Chanick and numerous nieces and nephews. One of Rosemarie's proudest moments as a resident of the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home was being selected as state Fair Silver Queen Candidate, 2003. A debt of gratitude goes to all the caregivers who provided her comfort and friendship during her five-year residency at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home, from housekeeping, CNA's nurse, activities staff, and support staff at CSVNH for loving her and providing comfort for the last five years of her life. We can never thank you enough for allowing her spirit and dignity to survive through her ling, courageous battle. God Bless you all. A special blessing and word of thanks to Mrs. Inez Prator, a friend and fellow resident, for continually watching over our mother as her guardian angel. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg, on Tuesday, March 20, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. [Editor's Note: SSDI indicates death date as 13 Mar 2007, Walsenburg, Huerfano, Colorado.]

Biggs, Emma M.
Emma M. Biggs - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - September 12, 1878 - In this city, on the 8th of August last, Emma M. daughter of Charles Biggs, aged 11 years.

Biggs, Franklin W.
Franklin W. Biggs – Albuquerque Journal - January 21, 2002 - Franklin W. Biggs, 82, died on January 19, 2002 in Albuquerque. He was born on July 31, 1919 in Fort Morgan Colorado. He lived most of his life in Pueblo, Colorado, attending Hinsdale School and Centennial High School. He worked for over 40 years at the C.F.&I. Steel Corporation until retiring in 1983. While working at the C.F.&I., he also worked part-time as a freight solicitor for several Pueblo trucking companies including Thacker Brothers. In 1987, he and his wife, Marianne, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked for Montgomery Wards and Sam's Club until retiring in 2000. Throughout his life, Frank was a self-employed, highly skilled general handyman performing work as a carpenter, electrician, plumber and painter. A World War II veteran, Frank served in the 96th Division of the Army as a combat infantryman, fighting in both Okinawa and the Philippines. Frank married Marianne Ryan on September 8, 1939 in Pueblo and they recently celebrated 62 years of marriage. Frank is survived by his wife, three children, and five grandchildren. His son, Stanley, lives in Storrs, Connecticut with his wife Patricia. They have two sons, Christopher and Kerry, both of whom live in Connecticut with their wives, Kerry and Tanya. His son, Robert, lives in Lone Tree, Colorado with his wife Beth. They have two sons, Kyle and Nathan, both living in Colorado. His daughter, Kimberley, lives in Albuquerque with her son Robbie. Services will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 8:30 a.m. at French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, New Mexico Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199. His wife and family will sadly miss him.

Biggs, Marianne
Marianne Biggs - Albuquerque Journal – May 19, 2006 - Marianne Biggs, 86, died on May 17, 2006 in Albuquerque. She was born on October 11, 1919 in Weston, WV. She lived most of her life in Pueblo, CO, attending Thatcher Elementary School and Centennial High School. She worked as a telephone operator until the dial system was implemented and later became a Realtor. Marianne and her husband Frank moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 1980 to help care for her grandson. Marianne Ryan married Frank Biggs on September 8, 1939 in Pueblo, and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage. Frank preceded Marianne in death on January 19, 2002. Marianne is survived by three children and five grandchildren. Her son, Stanley, lives in Storrs, CT with his wife, Patricia. They have two sons, Christopher and Kerry, both of whom live in Connecticut with their wives, Kerry and Tanya. Her son, Robert, lives in Lone Tree, CO with his wife, Beth. They have two sons, Kyle and Nathan, both living in Colorado. Her daughter, Kimberley Pierce, lives in Albuquerque with her husband, Ed and son, Robbie Biggs. Services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service. Interment will take place on Monday, May 22, 2006 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, New Mexico Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199. Her family will sadly miss her. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300.

Bigley, James Carl
James Carl "Jimbo" Bigley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2002 - James Carl "Jimbo" Bigley, 45, passed away May 9, 2002, in Rye, Colo. He is survived by his daughter, Megan Bigley of Rye; son, Jedidiah Bigley of Pueblo; common-law wife, Christina Stilson; siblings, Judith Lee Bigley, Gary Joel (Barbara) Bigley of Pueblo, Kenneth Charles Bigley, Donald Glenn (Nancy Jeanne) Bigley, both of Rock Springs, Wyo., and William Edwin Bigley; and special friend, Kent, of Denver; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, James Clifford and Alice Lee Bigley; and grandfather, Frank Beebe. Born on Sept. 18, 1956, in Pueblo. Jimbo loved life, his family, his friends, and his Harley Davidson. He will miss us, as much as we will miss him. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating.

Biglow, John
John Biglow - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - April 23, 1875 - Murder on the Santa Clara - John Biglow Shot by his Brother-In-Law - On Monday afternoon an atrocious murder was committed at the point where the stage road crosses the Santa Clara, in Huerfano county. The victim was John Biglow, who for many years has kept the stage station at the place above named, the murderer being a man named Hitchcock, his brother-in-law, formerly a freighter between Denver and southern points, but lately a ranchman living on the Santa Clara, a few miles from Biglow's. It appears that on Wednesday afternoon Hitchcock was driving by Biglow's place in a wagon, when the latter came out towards the road, carrying a stick in his hand, and called to the former to stop. Hitchcock stopped and after speaking a few words, which nobody was near enough to hear, drew a pistol and shot Biglow, who immediately fell. Mrs. Biglow, who stood in the door of the house looking on, cried out: “For God sake, Hitchcock, don't kill him,” after the first shot was fired, but the latter coolly descended from the wagon and going up to the wounded man shot him again, the muzzle of the pistol being held so close to him that the powder burned his clothes. Hitchcock then went away, but was followed to the new town, on the Cucharas, where he was taken into custody. There is a story connected with this apparently cold blooded murder, which, if true, develops one of the worst cases of scoundrelism we have ever had the misfortune to record. Hitchcock married a sister of Biglow's several years ago, and a few months since she died. Another sister married a man named Hastings, who lived in Denver. Hastings afterwards concluded to go to ranching, and brought his wife and family to the Santa Clara and stayed at Hitchcock's house while he (Hastings) looked around to find a place to settle. During the temporary absence of the husband, it appears that Hitchcock committed a rape upon the wife, telling her that if she ever told of it to any one, he would kill her husband. In the struggle the woman was strained in some way so that it was necessary to call a physician, and under his questioning the whole matter came to light. It is generally supposed that the affair came to Biglow's ears and fearing that vengeance might be taken by the brother, Hitchcock killed him. Biglow was formerly a dissipated man, but of late has kept sober and worked hard to retrieve his broken fortunes. He was never in the habit of carrying weapons.

Bigney, Margaret
Margaret Bigney – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 4, 1879 – Died in East Pueblo, Colorado, November 30th, 1879, Margaret Bigney, relict of Peter Bigney, who was born in Nova Scotia, March 2nd, 1806.  A pure, noble, brave, loving wife and mother has gone to her reward beyond the Dark River.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 4, 1879 – The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Bigney who died in East Pueblo, on Sunday morning, took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors.  She was greatly loved by all who knew her and her death leaves a void that cannot be filled.  The young may die but the old must, is a true saying and as she had passed her three score years and ten, the event was to be expected in the course of nature.  She has never been right well since her husband died, a year or more ago, and the family were not taken by surprise when the summons came that took her to her dear departed husband gone before.  The services were conducted by Rev. Edmondson.  She was the mother of Maj. T. O. Bigney, the well known author and newspaper man.

Bigney, Margaret
Margaret Bigney - Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 4, 1879 – The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Bigney who died in East Pueblo, on Sunday morning, took place from the family residence yesterday afternoon, and was attended by a concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors. She was greatly loved by all who knew her and her death leaves a void that cannot be filled. The young may die but the old must, is a true saying and as she had passed her three score years and ten, the event was to be expected in the course of nature. She has never been right well since her husband died, a year or more ago, and the family was not taken by surprise when the summons came that took her to her dear departed husband gone before. The services were conducted by Rev. Edmondson. She was the mother of Maj. T. O. Bigney, the well-known author and newspaper man.

Bigney, Peter
Peter Bigney - Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 8, 1878 – Died – Bigney - In East Pueblo, on August 2nd, 1878, Peter Bigney, aged seventy-five years and forty-three days. Central City Weekly Register-Call - August 16, 1878 - Around the State - Mr. Peter Bigney, father of Maj. T. O. Bigney, died at his residence in East Pueblo August 2, aged 75 years. He had resided in Colorado some five years.



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