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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Black, Arthur C.
Arthur C. Black - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - Arthur C. Black passed away Aug. 26, 1997. Survived by five children, Betty (Joe) Yukica, William E. Black, Roberta (Melvin) Johnson, Charles A. (Nancy) Black, and James A. (Julie) Black. Also survived by 15 grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren- and a brother, William Paul Black. Preceded in death by wives, Blanche and Jessie- a brother, Wesley- and a sister, Lela Hainie. Arthur was an avid Broncos fan and worked for the Rio Grande Railroad for 40 years. Funeral service, Friday, Aug. 29, 1997, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Black, Augustus G.
Augustus G. Black - Wray Rattler - December 25, 1913 - Augustus G. Black, a prominent Puebloan, sixty-six, dropped dead at the steel works, where he was employed.

Black, Blanche K.
Blanche K. Black - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 1987 - Blanche K. Black was born in Blende, March 7, 1916, and passed away in Pueblo, Oct. 5, 1987. Wife of Arthur C. Black of the family home. Mother of William E. (Jane) Black, Roberta (Gary Robinson) Black, Charles A. (Nancy) Black and James A. (Julie) Black. Sister of Clayton (Gertie) Floyd, George (Faye) Smith and Virginia (Alvin) Chambers. Survived also by 11 grandchildren. Mrs. Black was a member of First United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star No. 144. Cremation. Memorial service at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. The family prefers contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman. The family will receive friends at the family home.

Black, Charles F.
Charles F. Black - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors Inc. Charles F. Black, 87, passed away July 22, 1997. Survived by his daughters, Dorothy K. Muncy of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Paula R. (Ken) Morgan of Greeley, Colo., two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Viola Ruth Black, who passed away Aug. 31, 1995. Charles and Viola Ruth (maiden name Haas) were married on Nov. 2, 1940, in New Haven, Conn. Charles was born Nov. 28, 1909, in Pueblo and was a longtime Pueblo resident and more recently resided in Honolulu. He retired from the power plant at CF&I Steel in the early 1960s after many years of service. Member of St. Leander Church. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Edward Nunez officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to The American Cancer Society or St. Francis Hospice through the funeral home.

Black, Dan L.
Dan L. Black - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1999 - Dan L. Black passed away July 30, 1999, in Pueblo Dan was born Oct. 31, 1915, in Browning, Mo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1939. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps having served during World War II, a lifetime member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, the Southern Colorado Consistory and the Al Kaly Shrine. Dan was employed by the Pueblo Police Department for many years before his retirement in 1973. His survivors include his wife, Lucy-daughters, Georgia, Martha and Dora- daughter-in-law, Janena Anderson-sister-in-law, Carrie Riccatone- several grandchildren and great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Black will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, at the Mortuary. Private family services will be held. The family requests the omission of food and ask that donations in memory of Dan be made to the charity of your choice.

Black, Dolores V.
Dolores V. Black - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2004 - Dolores V. Black, 86, went to be with the Lord, Sept. 22, 2004. Preceded by parents, Aaron and Rose Ketch; son, Larry Joe; daughter, Phyllis; sons-in-law, Charles and Clyde "Butch." Survived by daughters, Pat Roughton of Wichita, Kan., Barbara Pearson of Pueblo, Kaye (Phil) Gartside of Crestview, Fla., Pam (Larry) Tinkum of Fredrick, Colo., 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday; both at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Black, Frances Alice
Frances Alice Black - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2000 - Frances Alice Black, age 102, passed away June 11, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Black; and daughter, Lois Lane. She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Huffman, Rye, Colo., Naomi Vickroy, Denver, Colo., Clara Parker, Pueblo, Colo., Barbara Lampman, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Adelaide Dryer of Olney Springs, Colo.; and son, David Black of Yuma, Colo.; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside service, Wednesday, 2 p.m., Mountain View Cemetery.

Black, Lucy
Lucy Black - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2001 - Lucy Black, 84, of Pueblo, passed away May 16, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, and former police captain, Dan Black, July 30, 1999. Also preceded in death by her son, Dr. Ronald J. Anderson, Nov. 2, 1992; two sisters; four brothers; and one granddaughter. Survived by three grandchildren, Jan, Jean and Ron Jr.; daughter-in-law, Janena Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews. Lucy Black was a licensed practical nurse who retired from the Colorado State Hospital after dedicating many years to the medical profession. Not only was Lucy a caregiver to her patients, but her giving and compassionate heart extended to her family and many friends. Recitation of rosary, 10 a.m. May 21, 2001, at St. Patrick Church. The funeral Mass will immediately follow. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Lucy Black to a charity of choice.

Black, Nona Fay
Nona Fay Black - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2005 - Nona Fay Black, 67, born March 5, 1938, in Springfield, Colo., went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Stella Williams; her loving husband of 38 years, Robert E. Black; daughter, Barbara Ann Black; and brothers, LaVerne and Clarence Williams. Survived by twin sister, Mona (Bill) Love; brothers, Clyde Williams, Donald LaVoe (Judy) Williams; sisters-in-law, Gale Williams and Donna Black; brother-in-law, Dean (Shelia) Black. Survived by children, Ruth (Bob) Hardy, Christine (Joe) Cordova, Jo Arlene Dace; grandchildren, JR (Cathy) Taylor, Bobby (Marcella) Hardy, Julie Taylor, Paul (Hannah) Hardy, Shaun (Heather) Weakley, Natasha (Dave) Ranson, Nona Marie (Chris) Boughton, Amanda Ralston, Justin Cordova and Aaron Weakley; great-grandchildren, Braedon and Shelby Taylor, Brandon Hardy, Roger and Alyssa Hickman, Cheyanne and Brianna Hardy, Austin and Barbara Ranson, Neil Hickman, CJ and Steven Lucio, Christopher Boughton II; and numerous other family members; special friends, Roy Airington, Loretta Bradburn, Vivian and Rick Chavez. Nona was a loving mother and grandmother. Her passion was going to bingo. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Danny Bryant conducting the service. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave. after the services.

Black, Richard Eugene
Richard Eugene Black – Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1997 - Our Father, Richard Eugene Black, left this world on Oct. 23, 1997, and joined his parents, his brother, Charles, and son, Ricky, in God's Kingdom. Those who knew Richard and felt the great suffering he endured can now rejoice for his pain is gone and suffering has ended. Throughout a life filled with adversity and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, you never left us, dear Father, our problems seemed always more important than yours, our heartaches and failures you've shouldered. We will sorely miss your worldly presence, Dad, but we can now celebrate for your time of peace has finally arrived. May God bless you, Father. David, Michael, Donna, Terry and all your grandchildren. , Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Ritual Team. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Black, Robert E.
Robert E. Black - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1998 - Robert E. Black passed away Dec. 21, 1998, in his home after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by daughter, Barbara Ann Black- mother and father- and two brothers. Survived by wife, Nona Fay Black- daughters, Ruth (Bob) Hardy, Christine (Joe) Cordova and Jo (Terry) Weakley- grandchildren, Herman (Cathy) Taylor, Bobby (Marcella) Hardy, Julie Taylor, Paul Hardy, Shaun Weakley, Natasha Ralston, Nona Marie Godsey, Amanda Ralston, Justin Cordova and Aaron Weakley- great-grandchildren, Roger Hickman, Alyssa Hickman, Neil Hickman and C.J. Lucio- sisters, Eva (Everett) Moore and Donna Black- brothers, Darius (Sheila) Black and Darrell Black- and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Robert retired from CF&I Plant Protection after 28 years of service. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Black, Virginia Varvel
Virginia "Pat" Varvel Black - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2005 - Virginia "Pat" Varvel Black, age 89, passed away at The Villa in Pueblo on Oct. 28, 2005, after a brief illness. Pat was born May 4, 1916, in Denver, Colo., to Lyndall Lee and Edward Irl Varvel Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Edward Irl (Bud) Varvel Jr. Pat is survived by her son, Craig (Pamela) Black of Toledo, Ohio; her daughter, Geraldine (Darris Taylor) Hoyer of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Stacy (Danny) Chang, Cody (Ann) Diehl, Shaun and Jessica Black; five great-grandchildren, Samantha Chang, Trey and Tyler Diehl, and Ryan and Alec Chang. Pat graduated from Greeley High School in 1934 and the University of Colorado in 1938 with a major in chemistry. In 1939 she married Durrill Moynihan Black, who preceded her in death. An accomplished horsewomen, Pat rode as a jockey during her high school and college years. Among her family's most cherished possessions are two Stetson cowboy hats, which were first place prizes in horse races. During World War II, while her husband served in the U.S. Army in Kentucky and Europe, she lived and worked as a medical technologist in his hometown of Kansas City, Mo. Following the war, she and her husband opened a dry cleaning business in Johnstown, Colo. In 1950, they moved to Laramie, Wyo., where they continued in the dry cleaning business and raised their two children. Their Laramie home was a favorite gathering place for all of the neighborhood children. Pat had a play area in the side yard that changed constantly as her children grew, evolving from a large sandbox, to an ice rink, a mechanical bucking bronco, a vegetable garden, and a tether-ball court over the years. In 1956, Pat returned to college and earned her teaching certificate. She then taught mathematics at Laramie Junior High School until her retirement in 1981. Several years prior to her retirement, she moved to West Laramie, where she could once again keep horses. Pat rode until she was in her 70s and took great pride in the fact that she was able to teach her children and grandchildren how to ride. In 1985, she moved to Pueblo, Colo., where she resided at The Villa until her death. Both during her latter years in Laramie and during her early years at The Villa, she traveled extensively with some of her many friends. Pat was extraordinarily kind and supportive. She especially valued and supported the education of her grandchildren and was very proud that all her adult grandchildren graduated from college. Arrangements are through the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo. In honor of Pat's wishes, there will be no funeral. A private family service will be held at a later time. Those wishing to give memorials are asked in lieu of flowers to make a contribution to the charity of their choice in Pat's name. The family would like to thank the staff of The Villa for their loving care during the 20 years of her residence there.

Blackburn, Allen C.
Allen C. Blackburn - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 11, 1918 - Allen C. Blackburn of Pueblo is among those reported killed in France in the casualty list. Ben Robinson of Louisville, previously reported missing is ill in a hospital. Earl Mendenhall of Windsor is reported wounded severely, as is Hubert E. Warren of Haswell. Russell Keene Sprunt of Denver is reported killed by shrapnel in the second battle of the Marne while manning his machine gun with others of his marine corps.

Blackburn, Ellen R.
Ellen R. Blackburn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Ellen R. Blackburn, Eaton, formerly of Pueblo, died Dec. 6, 1987. She was secretary to the president at Pueblo Junior College from 1954-1966. Member of the DU Chapter of PEG, Pueblo, and First Congregational Church, Pueblo. Mother of Maurice K. Blackburn, Eaton. Burial, Friday in Lincoln, Neb. Memorial service to be announced.

Blackburn, Emma Bethel
Emma Bethel Blackburn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2000 - Emma Bethel Blackburn, 98, lifetime resident of Bent County, died Dec. 26, 2000, peacefully, at her family home. She was born Jan. 22, 1902, in the Rixey area of Bent County to George and Hattie J. McArthur. She married Harry E. Blackburn Nov. 28, 1923, in Canon City, Colo. They were married 67 years before his death in 1991. Emma over the years has dedicated her life to God, her family, and in a true sense has been a pioneer woman of the 20th century. Survived by a daughter, Viola (Ed) Smith of Amarillo, Texas; a son, Ed (Lorraine) Blackburn of Las Animas; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and six step-great-great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Las Animas Cemetery with Martin Hnizdil officiating.

Blackburn, Leo Karol
Leo Karol Blackburn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 1999 - Leo Karol Blackburn, 65, of Florence, died suddenly on March 28, 1999, at his home. He was born on Nov. 15, 1933, in Buena Vista, Colo., to Kenneth and Belva Barnhart Blackburn. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1953, being honorably discharged with a disability. He worked as an automotive mechanic and a carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenters Union. Mr. Blackburn had a great love for animals and loved farming. His greatest hobbies were attending auctions and gambling for fun. He was a kind and generous man, and would give you the shirt off of his back if you would only ask. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his father, his daughters, Loretta (William) Donnelly, Aurora, and Rebecca (Dean) Hejanal, Coppers Cove, Texas- grandchildren, Jessica, Dylan and Kaitlyn- brothers, Gene (Velma)Blackburn, Ray (Linda) Blackburn and Larry Blackburn- and sister Betty (Dave)Park. Graveside service for interment, noon Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home in Florence.

Blackburn, Robert A.
Robert A. Blackburn - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1986 - SSG Robert A. Blackburn, USAF (ret.), passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 20, 1986. Husband of Betty Blackburn, Fort Worth. Father of Bob (Christine) Blackburn, Colorado Springs; Bud Blackburn, Pueblo; and David Paul Blackburn, Fort Worth. Grandfather of Bill and Chuck Blackburn, Pueblo. Brother of Carolyn (John) French, Pueblo; and Allison Blackburn, Santa Fe, N.M. Also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. He retired at Carswell Air Base in 1964. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Tom Steranka, pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Blackledge, John
John Blackledge - Daily Press Victorville - San Bernardino, CA - July 03, 2003 - John "Jack" Blackledge, 76, passed away on June 30, 2003, at his home of 15 years in Hesperia, with his family at his side. Jack was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on April 25, 1927, and began his working career in the gold mines of Victor and Cripple Creek, Colo. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Like many soldiers, after the war, he moved his family to California for a better life. He retired from Frito-Lay in 1987, and moved to Hesperia. He was a member of the Hesperia Elks Lodge and enjoyed many great times at the lodge with friends. He also enjoyed camping with the Elks Traveleers and the Desert Star Ramblers. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years, Cleon; his two sons, John and his wife, Diana, and Charles and his wife, Sheri; two daughters, Nancy and her husband, Chuck, and Tawney and her husband, Rick; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and his only sister, Kathleen Torrey, of La Mesa. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area No. 1, Riverside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack's name to Hospice. Kern Hesperia Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Blackledge, John Jack
John Jack Blackledge - Daily Press – January 5, 2004 – Victorville, California - John Jack Blackledge, 76, passed away on June 30, 2003, at his home of 15 years in Hesperia, with his family at his side. Jack was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on April 25, 1927, and began his working career in the gold mines of Victor and Cripple Creek, Colo. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Like many soldiers, after the war, he moved his family to California for a better life. He retired from Frito-Lay in 1987, and moved to Hesperia. He was a member of the Hesperia Elks Lodge and enjoyed many great times at the lodge with friends. He also enjoyed camping with the Elks Traveleers and the Desert Star Ramblers. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years, Cleon; his two sons, John and his wife, Diana, and Charles and his wife, Sheri; two daughters, Nancy and her husband, Chuck, and Tawney and her husband, Rick; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and his only sister, Kathleen Torrey, of La Mesa. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside National Cemetery, staging area No. 1, Riverside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jacks name to hospice. Kern Hesperia Mortuary is handling arrangements.

Blackman, Annie
Annie "Iris" Blackman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1986 - Annie "Iris" Blackman, late of 2740 Santa Fe Drive, died July 22, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by two sons, David G. (Helen) Blackman, Pueblo, and Thomas E. (Barbara) Blackman, Seal Beach, Calif.; grandchildren, William Blackman, Seal Beach, Sheldon Blackman, Hawaii, Antoinette Julian, California, and Sallie Iris Clark, Colorado Springs. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. Born Oct. 11, 1905, in South Wales. Preceded in death by her husband, George Victor Blackman, April 22, 1951. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday, July 25, Mountain View Cemetery, by Order of the Eastern Star 7, of which she was a member. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital, or Eastern Star direct or through the funeral home office.

Blackman, David G.
David G. Blackman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2001 - Age 72, passed away March 20, 2001. Survived by his brother, Tom (Barbara) Blackman, Seal Beach, Calif.; niece, Sallie Clark, Colorado Springs; and other friends and relatives, including Richard (Violet) Kochevar of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen Blackman on April 13, 1990. Born March 3, 1929, in Port Huron, Mich., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from Southern Colorado Power as superintendent of maintenance. He was a devoted and active member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Knights of Columbus Council No. 4286, Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM, and the Southern Colorado Consistory. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand Avenue. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Rose Croix service and interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.

Blackman, Greg S.
Greg S. Blackman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2004 - Greg S. Blackman , formerly of Pueblo and was employed by Cortese Sheet Metal, passed away March 14, 2004 in Nebraska. He is survived by his mom Carol Blackman, wife, Traci, daughters, Jordan and Breann, brother, Kevin (Amber), nephew, Victor, grandmothers, Alyce Mae Stritt and Lee Blackman, special family friend Dave Fjelseth, as well as a host of aunts uncles, cousins and friends, especially Lou Martinez and Steve Brock. Funeral services were March 17 at the Carpenter Funeral Home in Indianola, Nebraska.

Blackmore, Helen Rose
Helen Rose Blackmore - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2006 - Helen Rose Blackmore, 65, of Boise, Idaho died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at a Boise Care Center. Helen was born in Springdale Township, Manistee County, Mich. on Feb. 28, 1940, the daughter of Rose Pnovsky and Arthur Hendrickson. In her youth, she lived and worked on a farm in Michigan and graduated from Copemish Consolidated School, class of 1958. On Aug. 1,1960, she married Robert Blackmore in Montgomery, Ala. Robert was transferred to Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. where he and Helen had a son, Robert L. Blackmore, II. Helen resided in Pueblo, Colo. for several years. Helen divorced and married John Lakner in 1984. Helen and John were married for four years and resided in Boise, Idaho. Helen worked as a customer service officer for Idaho First National Bank and also as a hostess at the Hillcrest Retirement Center. Helen loved helping others and spending time with her grandsons. She also enjoyed bowling in local leagues with her friends. Helen is survived by her mother, Rose Hendrickson; her son, Robert L. Blackmore, II; her grandsons, Talon and Alec Blackmore, and her brother, Jerry Jakubik of Bear Lake, Mich. She is preceded in death by her father, Arthur Hendrickson. Helen's family would like to thank Valley View Nursing in Boise, Idaho for their outstanding care during the past year. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation. At Helen's request, no services will be held. Cremation arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Boise, Idaho.

Blacks, M. G. (Mrs.)
Mrs. M. G. Blacks – Pueblo Indicator – October 24, 1914 – Wilson Notes – Mrs. M.G. Blacks, formerly of this place, died at her home in Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 6.

Blackwelder, Ethel Jane
Ethel Jane Blackwelder - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2006 - Ethel Jane Blackwelder, 95, passed away March 11, 2006, in Canon City. Born Oct. 19, 1910, in Yampa, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene M. Blackwelder, four brothers and one sister. Survived by her sister, Betty Raftery of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Florence Volunteer Fire Department.

Blackwelder, Eugene M.
Eugene M. Blackwelder - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 1987 - Eugene M. Blackwelder passed away Nov. 26, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Mr. Blackwelder is survived by his wife, Ethel Blackwelder; two sisters, Margaret Lamb of Illinois; Nancy (Hyle) Tryon of Pueblo; six brothers, Cecil H. (Doris) Blackwelder, Charles (Sarah) Blackwelder Jr., John B. (Alice) Blackwelder, Paul W. (Joyce) Blackwelder, all of South Carolina, Robert S. (Arlene) Blackwelder of Minnesota, and James O. (Louise) Blackwelder of North Carolina. He is survived also by numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Blackwelder was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Fort Mill, S.C., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1950. He served in the U.S. Army and later was employed at Mountain Bell as an installer and repairman with 30 years of service until he retired in 1977. He was a member of Adriance United Methodist Church; South Pueblo Mason Lodge, AF&AM 31; Fidelity Chapter 144 OES; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Southern Colorado Consistory; York Rite of Masonry; Al Kaly Shrine; Al Kaly Shrine Foot Patrol; Shabab and Telephone Pioneers of America. Visitation will be at service time only. Service at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 30, 1987, at Imperial Chapel, with Pastor Eddie Kelemeni officiating. Masonic rites at graveside. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Shrine of Crippled Children Transportation fund through the funeral home office.

Blackwell, Betty B.
Betty B. Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 2004 - Betty B. Blackwell passed away Oct. 2, 2004, in Pueblo. Betty was born July 9, 1923, in Gates, N.C., to Albert and Ada Jernigan. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Loice V. Blackwell. Her survivors include her children, Bill (Trish) Blackwell of Pueblo, Judy (Sonny) Cook of Washington; brother, Malley Jernigan; sisters, Etta Jones and Gurney Wilkins; six grandchildren, Bill (Bonnie) Blackwell Jr., Phil Blackwell, Steve Blackwell, Betty Jo (Rob) Whitting, John (Andrea) Cook and James (Missy) Cook; three great-grandchildren, Taylor Whitting, Kayla and Keri Blackwell; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor David Carlock officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation in memory of Betty be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter through the mortuary.

Blackwell, Diana Marie
Diana Marie Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1986 - Diana Marie Blackwell, a lifetime Pueblo resident, died unexpectedly Sept. 23, 1986, at her home. Born Nov. 21, 1946. Survived by husband, William Robert Lee Blackwell Sr., of the family home; daughters, Julie Blackwell, Christina Garnhart, Dale Garnhart; son, Wayne Holliday, all of Pueblo; stepsons, William Robert Lee (Kelly) Blackwell Jr., Pueblo, William Ronald (Tammy) Blackwell, Daniel (Johnny Jo) Blackwell, both of Logan, N.M., and mother-in-law, Thetis "Mom" Ryan, Pueblo. Also survived by four brothers, Michael (Margie) Stephenson, George (Robin) Stephenson, David Stephenson, William Stephenson, all of Pueblo; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by grandson, Matthew Brian Thompson Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell were married May 1982 in Pueblo. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, St. Pius X Church, with Father Leonard Racki officiating.

Blackwell, Helen Marie
Helen Marie Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2004 - Helen Marie Blackwell. The Lord gently called missionary Helen Marie Blackwell to Glory on Sunday, May 23, 2004, with her loving family surrounding her. She was 54 years of age. Helen was born to Ishmael and Corine Stewart on Jan. 14, 1950, in Baytown, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floyd Ray and Benny Earl Stewart; and one sister, Willie Stene Johnson. Mrs. Blackwell leaves behind to cherish her loving memory, husband, Pastor Raymond N. Blackwell Sr.; four children, Dina Daniels (James), Sharon Ford (David), Raymael Joseph Blackwell, Tracilyn Corinadette Blackwell; five stepchildren, Raymond N. Blackwell Jr., Vonda Blackwell, Ondrea Blackwell, Eddie Blackwell (Millie), Jerome Blackwell; mother-in-law, Hattie Blackwell; eight brothers and sisters, Geraldene Stewart, Delphine Bell (Rev. Robert L. Bell Sr.), Joyce Etta Stewart, Esther Mae Stewart, Alvin Ray Stewart, Argynell Stewart, Othalene Scott (David), Allen Uzell Stewart (Jacquelyn); eight grandchildren, Adonis, Evan, Eris, Elara, Jamie, Ryon, Cheara and Donavan. She also leaves behind her loving church family, Evangelist COGIC. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Angelus Chapel, 1102 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Evangelist COGIC, 1148 Cedar, Pueblo, Colo. A home-going celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2004, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce, Pueblo, Colo., with the Rev. Justus B. Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The Blackwell family may be contacted at 13 Bitterweed Court, Pueblo, Colo.

Blackwell, Julie A.
Julie A. Blackwell – Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1997 - Julie A. Blackwell went to be with the Lord on Oct. 4, 1997, at the age of 47. Her survivors include her husband, Bill Blackwell- sons, Philip and Steven- mother, Annie Green- brother, Edward Green- as well as numerous other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1997, in the St. Leander Catholic Church, 1438 E. Seventh.

Blackwell, Sylvia Lucille
Sylvia Lucille Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1986 - Sylvia Lucille Blackwell, Dec. 23, 1986. Mother of Julia A. Graham, Livermore, Calif., and Wilhelmina Emry, Concord, Calif. Sister of Beatrice (Gene) Smith, Pueblo; Evelyn Lanning, St. James, Mo.; and Everett Carmack of Florence. Survived also by four grandchildren. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service to be announced at a later date.

Blackwell, Wanda L.
Wanda L. Blackwell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2004 - Wanda L. Blackwell passed away March 9, 2004, in Pueblo. Wanda was 76, and had lived in Pueblo most of her life. She is survived by her children, Robert (Florence) Blackwell, Diana (Kenneth) Giordano, Elsie (Robert) Simmons, all of Pueblo, Jack (Ingrid) Blackwell of Wyoming, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Blackwood, Marcelino
Marcelino Blackwood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1914 - (date unknown but he was buried January 18, 1914) - Marcelino Blackwood, one of Pueblo's very earliest settlers, and a well known man, died at the home of friends, 310 Plum street, last evening, after an illness of many months. Mr. Blackwood was of Spanish origin and came to Pueblo with his parents when he was 5 years of age, making the time he has lived here just 50 years. His family moved to Pueblo county from Taos, N.M., where Mr. Blackwood was born, and settled on the George Peck ranch on the Huerfano, about 25 miles east of Pueblo. At that time there was no other method of crossing the plains but the prairie schooner, and in a covered wagon the entire distance from Taos to Pueblo, the little family journeyed and during the trip many narrow escapes from the Indians were encountered. Mr. Blackwood, during his life, told many interesting tales connected with the early history of Pueblo and vicinity, and remembered all the old timers too, crossed the plains in the early days, in prairie schooners. He saw Pueblo build up from the little trading post on the banks of the Arkansas to its present size and one of his favorite pastimes when a boy was to sit and watch the little trail of schooners coming into Pueblo bringing the early settlers and the men who made history. Mr. Blackwood remembered well the burial of the great Sioux chief, who died here many years ago and was buried with great pomp and ceremony. Many horses were slaughtered and offered up by the side of the dead chief. The body of the Sioux was interred o the little knoll just north of the Walter brewery and some say his remains still lie there. The remains of Mr. Blackwood were removed to McCarthy's and the funeral will occur from their chapel tomorrow morning at 9 and from Holy Family church at Salt Creek at 10. Interment will be in Roselawn. Bayfield Blade - January 23, 1914 - Pioneer Dies at Pueblo - Pueblo - Marcelino Blackwood, who had lived here continuously for fifty years, died from acute indigestion at the home of a friend.

Blackwood, Maude A.
Maude A. Blackwood – Pueblo Chieftain – February 13, 1955 – Mrs. Maude A. Blackwood, died at a local hospital Friday. Mother of Chester Blackwood and sister of Mrs. Florence Moore. Body to Denver for burial.

Blagg, Ellen L.
Ellen Ludean Blagg - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2001 - Ellen L. Blagg left this world on Nov. 12, 2001, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ellen was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in Berlin, Okla., to Roy A. and Velma Franklin, who predecease her, as does her brother, Herman Dale. She leaves to celebrate her love, her husband, Carl J. Blagg; her son, David (Lyn) Blagg; her daughter, Debbie (Jerry) Colbert; grandchildren, Aedra and Carrie Dorsey, Derek Blagg, Brandon Colbert, Deena Chinn, Scott Colbert, David Colbert, and Alex D. Blagg; as well as her precious great-grandchildren, Amanda, Cassidy, Amelia, Maddison, Dylon, Courtney, Kyle, Alex S. and Christopher. Ellen lived in Pueblo most of her life and worked at PPG and retired after many years as office manager at Cleaver Carpets. Ellen's greatest joy was spending time with her family and traveling with Carl and making many friends along the way. She could be seen at all the sports events her son and grandkids were involved in from Bantam League to college. Her lap and her shoulder were always available for comfort for whoever needed them. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her and will be forever in the memories of her family. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with reception following at Imperial Reception Hall. At her request, cremation with no viewing. At the request of the family, please omit flowers and food. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society or Hospice in Ellen's name.

Blagg, Elsie C.
Elsie C. Blagg - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1999 - Elsie C. Blagg, 69, passed away Sept. 30, 1999. Survived by her husband, Cameron A. Blagg Sr.; and children, Jerl Rowland, Pueblo, Elaine (Kraig) Gilliam, Sherman, Texas, Dennis (Gina) Rowland, Pueblo, and stepson, Cameron (Joyce) Blagg Jr., Albany, Ore. Grandmother of Josh, Jeremy, Gene, Nicolas, Brittany, Wesley, Cameron III, Michael and Adam. Also survived by brothers, Albert (Clara) Torri and Frank (Lois) Torri, all of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Hugo Torri. Mrs. Blagg was a member, and president for two years, of the TREA Auxiliary, and also a member of the Chapter 20 DAV Auxiliary and St. Paul Methodist Church Circle. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the TREA Auxiliary or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Blagg, Margaret
Margaret Blagg - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2005 - Margaret Blagg, who lived in Pueblo for over 60 years, passed away Dec. 22, 2005, at her home in Bedford, Texas. She was born in Fauldhouse, Scotland, June 29, 1920. She came to the United States with her family when she was 6. She is predeceased by the love of her life, her husband of 56 years, Barney Blagg. She is survived by her daughter, Joann Berry of the family home; son, Robert G. (Bob) Blagg of Alamosa; daughter-in-law, Vickie Blagg of Littleton; grandchildren, Karen (David) Burrell of Bedford, Texas; Ann (Don) Resler of Coppell, Texas; Janice (Tom) Zurawski of Keller, Texas; Barney G. (Beverly) Blagg of Strasburg, Colo.; Richard (Michelle) Blagg of Littleton, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Chat Berry of Bedford, Texas; Maddie, Jackson and Anderson Resler of Coppell, Texas; Tristan and Allie Zurawski of Keller, Texas; Dustin, Riley and Colton Blagg of Strasburg, Colo.; and Taylor Brooke and Ryne Blagg of Littleton. She was retired from the Colorado State Hospital after 22 years of service. Her pride and joy was her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Blain, Leone
Mrs. Leone Blain - Lamar Daily News – August 27, 2004 - A private family service of remembrance and celebration of the life of Mrs. Leone Blain, 98, a longtime resident of Lamar, will be held at a later date. A private inurnment at the La Veta Cemetery in La Veta will be held. There will be no public visitation. Mrs. Blain was born Dec. 25, 1905, at Goshen County, Wyoming. She died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Sandhaven Care Center where she had been a brief resident. Leone was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Blain of Las Vegas, NV.; by one son, Wesley Blain of Casper, Wyo.; by four brothers, Brice Covington of Kingman, AZ, Walter Covington of Peoch, NV, Mick Covington and Claude Covington, both of Bishop, Ca.; and by three sisters, Lula Hartford of San Francisco, Ca., Sarah Lanham of Pleasant Hills, Ca., and Simruda Winship of Guernsey, Wyo. Mrs. Blain is survived by one son, Bryce (Judy) Blain of La Veta; by three grandchildren, Kimberly (Karl) Hartung of Golden, Dana (Carl) Kelley of Golden and Dave (Karla) Blain of Lamar; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the La Veta Public Library, P.O. Box 28, La Veta, CO 81055, either directly or through the funeral home office. Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, is handling the arrangements.

Blair, Amy
Amy Blair - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1997 - Amy Blair of La Junta, died Dec. 26, 1997, in La Junta. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, at the First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Harold Wedel officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association, P.O. Box 1067, La Junta.

Blair, Aurelia
Aurelia Blair - Wray Rattler - March 11, 1915 - Miss Aurelia Blair, 47 years old, died in the home of her brother, John A. Blair, in Pueblo, after a long period of illness. She came to Pueblo eighteen months ago from her home in Denmark.

Blair, Billie Frank
Billie Frank Blair – Pueblo Chieftain – January 13, 2001 – Billie Frank Blair, 65, passed away Jan. 11, 2001. Preceded in death by his son, Eric Scott Blair; parents, Ben and Maggie Blair; sisters, Pauline Blair and Joan Orth; and brother, Ernest Blair. Survived by his former wife of 25 years, Hulda Carol Blair; granddaughter, Carol Jean Cox; brother, Gale; nieces, nephews and very special friends, Virginia Mick and Mary Gersick. Born Jan. 24, 1935, in Miamisburg, Ohio. Billie served his country in U.S. Marines and retired from CF&I as a machinist. He will lie in state Sunday at the funeral home from 2 until 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Roselawn Chapel, with Mr. Frank David officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Grieve not for me --- for the best is yet to be.

Blair, Charles Elmer
Charles Elmer Blair - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 1949 - Charles Elmer Blair of 1231 Evans at local hospital, Jan. 15. Brother of Mrs. Margaret Parvin, and half brother of E.D. Jessup of Eldorado, Kan. Uncle of W.C. Butler, Robert Shrewsbury and Thomas E. White Pueblo, Musicians' union local 69, Service announcement later.

Blair, Eric Scott
Eric Scott "Chisler" Blair - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1986 - Eric Scott "Chisler" Blair, 24, late of 425 W. 18th, died April 14, 1986. Preceded in death by grandparents, Fred Buehler (1979) and Ben Blair (1975). A member of National Riflemen's Association (NRA). In Pueblo since 1977 and formerly of Ohio. Owner and manager of the Hitching Post. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie F. Blair; grandson of Mrs. Rosella Buehler of Tipp City, Ohio, and Maggie Blair of Miamisburg, Ohio. Also survived by several uncles, aunts and cousins, and friends too numerous to mention. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel, with the Rev. Leon Griswold of Park Hill Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Roselawn.

Blair, Margaret
Margaret Blair – Pueblo Chieftain – February 15, 1934 - Wednesday at residence, 1238 East Routt, Mother of Charles and Mrs. Margaret L. Parvin of Pueblo; Mrs. Kate Cord, Wichita, and Dowd Jessup, El Dorado, Kan.; grandmother of 10 including, Mrs. Nona Butler and Robert Shrewsbury, of Pueblo, of Pueblo, Great grandmother of 18 and great-great-grandmother of one. Member of the Methodist church, Service chapel Friday 2 p.m. Mountain View. George F. McCarthy Funeral Home, Broadway at Pitkin.

Blais, Frank
Frank Blais - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1998 - Frank Blais, was born July 29, 1907, and passed away Dec. 29, 1998. He was one of 10 brothers and sisters and came to the U.S. April 21, 1954, from Germany. He lived through both World Wars in his native country. He is preceded in death by his wife Mechtilda Blais. Survived by children, Anna Maria (Dr. Edwin) Manzano of Boston, Mass., and Joseph (Linda) Blais of Tucson, Ariz. - grandchildren, Rick and Christine Anna Manzano, Shari, Jari, and Matthew Wilson. Also survived by one great-grandchild- two sisters- and numerous other relatives in Germany and Holland. He was a member of Christ the King Church, where the funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Those who wish may make donations to Christ the King Church. The casket will only be open before the Mass at the funeral home.

Blake, Charles A.
Charles A. Blake - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1987 - Charles A. Blake, 76, passed away May 4, 1987. Mr. Blake is survived by his wife, Bernice Blake of Pueblo; three sons, Dennis A. Blake of Littleton, Ronald E. Blake of Colorado Springs, Norman E. Blake of Pueblo; and six grandchildren. He is survived also by one brother, Francis Blake of Chino Valley, Ariz. Mr. Blake was born on Dec. 16, 1910, in Globe, Ariz., and was a Pueblo resident for the past 39 years. He was employed at CF&I as a roll turner for 28 years until retirement in 1976. Mr. Blake was a member of Eagles Aerie 145 and president of Retired Steelworkers Union 2102 at the time of his death. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 1987, at Imperial Chapel, with the Rev. Craig Bagenstos officiating. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Blake, Charles H. 
Charles H. Blake - Boulder Daily Camera - September 18, 1894 - Death of Mr. Blake - Pueblo, Sept. 18. - Charles H. Blake, a pioneer, after whom Blake Street, Denver was named, died this afternoon. He was 63 years of age and came to Colorado in 1853. Rocky Mountain News - September 19, 1894 - C. H. Blake is Dead - An Old Settler of the State Passes Away Near Pueblo - Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 18 - Charles H. Blake, a pioneer of Colorado and an old resident of Pueblo, died at his ranch, thirty miles from this city, on the Hardscrabble, early this morning, after suffering from asthma for years. Mr. Blake was born at Worcester, Mass., in 1831, and came to the Pike's Peak region in 1858. He was one of the founders of Denver and Auraria, now part of the former city, and no man did more during his residence in that section to build it up. Blake street was named in his honor and he built the second brick house in the now capital city. He was also a member of the constitutional convention at the first attempt to bring Colorado into the sisterhood of the states. He was at one time owner of the famous Nolan land grant of 40,000 acres, covering all that part of the city of Pueblo south of the Arkansas river, but parted with his holdings, though leaving a handsome estate, including a ranch of 2,500 acres near Beulah. In 1861 he married Miss Anna E. Steinberger, daughter of the late Dr. John Steinberger of Pueblo, who survives him. Five children are now living. Mr. Blake was a Mason and a member of the Pioneer society of Denver, both of which will be represented at his funeral, at a time not yet settled.

Blake, Crawford Jr.
Crawford Blake Jr. - Huerfano World - August 2, 1990 - Crawford "Gene" Blake Jr., Denver, son of Crawford and Avenell Blake of La Veta, died in St. Joseph Hospital in Denver July 26, 1990. Mr. Blake had been in ill health for several months. Born July 7, 1929, in Cimarron, KS, he was reared in Garden City, KS, graduating from high school there. He then moved to Cheyenne, WY, where he worked several years for Frontier Refinery. Mr. Blake served in the Third Infantry Division in Korea as a tank commander with the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the bronze star for meritorious service. After his stint in the military, he settled in Denver and worked for Walker Heating until just before his death. Survivors include his parents, his wife, Tobias, Denver; three sons, Crawford Blake III, Ft. Collins; Howard Blake, Casper, WY, Ted Blake, San Diego, CA; two daughters, Glee Nell Garin, Reno, NV, and Debbie Guertin, Raleigh, NC; two sisters, Jerolyn Stiny, Denver and Carolyn Kinney, Garden City; one brother, Donald Blake, Mesa, AZ; three grandsons, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. At his request, cremation. His ashes were taken to Wyoming by his sons. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or La Veta Quick Response Team.

Blake, William Robert
William Robert Blake - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2003 - William Robert Blake, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2003. He was born on May 5, 1929, in Mason City, Iowa. He is preceded in death by his parents. William graduated in 1948 from Mason City High School, and was a woodworker by trade. He is survived by his wife, Ella Mae; children, Jeffery William, James Allen and Douglas Michael; and eight grandchildren. Viewing will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, and funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003; both services to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Blakely, Earl
Earl Blakely - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2005 - Earl Blakely, 92, passed away June 16, 2005. Preceded in death by his wife, Rose. Survived by his son, David (Clara) Blakely; daughter, Beverly (Jim) Mastro; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and special niece, Jackie Waterman. A special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and to the nursing staff (Station 1) at Life Care Center of Pueblo. At his request, there will be no public viewing or services. Cremation has taken place.

Blakey, Lincoln A. Sr.
Lincoln A. Blakey Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1986 - Lincoln A. Blakey Sr., 87, passed away Feb. 20, 1986, at Pueblo Manor. He was predeceased by a son, Lincoln A. "Bud" Blakey Jr., and a son-in-law, Richard Joseph "Dick" Madic. He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Blakey; daughter, Mary Lou (Tom) Denney; daughter-in-law, Lillian Blakey; brother, Norman (Louisa) Blakey; and sister, Florence (Charles) Fitzsimmons. Also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He had been a miner in Climax, a postmaster in Oilman, then in 1940 moved to Pueblo where he was employed by the C&W Railroad, from which he retired in 1961. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Tapey officiating. Interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Blalock, Vi
Vi Blalock - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2001 - Vi Blalock passed away June 18, 2001. Mrs. Blalock is preceded in death by her husband, Bud Blalock, and son, Ronald Ziatz. She is survived by her granddaughter, Monique Ziatz; and other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Peter the Apostle Church.

Blamey, Laura S.
Laura S. Blamey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2004 - Laura S. Blamey, 92, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2004. Laura was born May 4, 1911, the daughter of Henry and Mary Schaetzle of New Vienna, Iowa. A graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Davenport, Iowa, she worked as a nurse in New Orleans and Santa Barbara before settling at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where she married, raised her family, and enjoyed many great years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and Christ the King parishes, The Bishop's Guild, the Altar Society, and St. Anne's Circle. Through her love of playing bridge, she developed a close and loving friendship with many lady friends that lasted for decades. She spoke of them often. She says goodbye to all her close friends and family. Laura's great sense of humor and her spirit will be missed. Laura was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Frank “Doc” Blamey and son Dr. Michael Blamey. She is survived by her son Bill Blamey, son & daughter-in-law Jerry and Beverly Blamey, daughter-in-law and husband Michelle and Claude Taylor, grandsons Jason and Chad Blamey, loving sisters Virginia Schaetzle and Lucile Stephens and brother and sister-in-law LaVerne and Mary Schaetzle. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2004 at Our Lady of Lourdes, Denver, with a private interment at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Metro Denver, 425 S. Cherry Street, Suite 700, Denver, Colo., 80246 or the Arthritis Foundation-Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2280 S. Albion St., Denver, Colo., 80222.

Blan, Samuel H.
Samuel H. Blan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1997 - Samuel H. Blan, 83, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 1997. He was born in Trinidad, Colo., on Dec. 9, 1913. Preceded in death by parents, Louis and Adelia Blan- infant daughter, Mary Lee Blan- and brother, Phillip Blan. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret- children, Rose (Richard) Gomez, Rye, Colo., Linda Blan, Denver, Colo., Abel Blan, Pueblo, Margaret Martinez, Denver, Maria (Chuck) Pollack, Commerce City, Colo., Ray (Beverly) Blan, Trinidad, Colo., Lila (Phillip) Valdez, Lakewood, Colo., Tom (Judy) Blan, Jacksonville, Fla.- sisters, Mary Garcia, Denver, Mildred Romero, Denver- 17 grandchildren- 12 great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was a longtime resident of Trinidad, where he retired from Social Services in 1976. Samuel was a patient and devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed life, often giving of his time to help others in need. Viewing at the funeral home Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 1997, Holy Family Parish. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Blanchard, Mr.
Mr. Blanchard - Blue Valley Times - February 14, 1913 - Two Held on Poison Charge - La Junta - Mrs. Eva Blanchard, charged with poisoning her husband at Fowler, December 1st, was arrested at Pueblo with Frank E. Caldwell, charged with being her accomplice. They were living together, it is said, under the name of Mr. and Mrs. Robins. After they have been taken to Fowler for arraignment by Undersheriff Stewart of Otero county, who caused their arrest, they will be brought here and jailed. Blanchard's death was caused by morphine. His widow testified that he had been injured during a runaway some weeks before, and was taking morphine to relieve his suffering from headaches. The coroner's verdict was that his death was to due to morphine “self-administered or by persons unknown to this jury.” Caldwell was employed in Blanchard's store. Blue Valley Times - February 28, 1913 - District Attorney J. M. Davidson, of Pueblo, has decided to file direct information against Frank Caldwell and Mrs. Eva Blanchard charging them with the murder of the woman's husband.

Blanchard, Susan Elaine
Susan Elaine Blanchard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1997 - Susan Elaine Blanchard, 49, born April 29, 1948, passed away Aug. 16, 1997. Survived by daughters, Kimberly S. (Nathan) Wilk and Kari E. Clawson- grandchildren, Michael and Sarah Wilk- parents, Carl and Connie Blanchard- sister, Jalynn (Robert) Campion- brother, Rodney Blanchard- and niece, Amanda Campion. Susan was a member of the Rocky Mountain Borzoi Club and Borzoi Club of America. She dedicated her life to caring for, showing and improving the Borzoi breed of dogs. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. , 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. If friends wish, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Blanchfield, George W.
George W. Blanchfield - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2003 - George W. Blanchfield, 78, passed away Dec. 7, 2003. Born July 11, 1925, in Penrose. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Doris; children, Lesley Morgan, Mark Blanchfield (Mayre Lou), Richard Blanchfield (Debra), Denise Phelps (Doug), Kenneth Robbe, Cat Robbe (Rich Medill); numerous grandchildren, Jennifer Jones (Fred), Ashley and Steven Blanchfield, Ryan and Megan Blanchfield, LCPL, Garret Gold and Jay Gold, Tasha and Paige Robbe; great-granddaughter, Taylor Jones; and his beloved friends and companions, Rascal (dog) and Trixy (cat). He will be affectionately remembered by many extended family members and friends. Preceded in death by first wife, Leota L. (Guthrie) Blanchfield; mother, Anna Mae (Blanchfield) Askew; father, Fred Blanchfield; stepfather, Menzo "Pop" Askew; and sister, Ona Mae (Blanchfield) McCrery. George was a Purple Heart recipient in WWII, a retired fire chief from the Pueblo Army Depot, and along with his wife Doris, owners of Veterans Roofing Co. George enjoyed vacationing in Boca Chica Beach, Texas, hard work on "the place," and all types of wildlife. In lieu of flowers and food, George requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Miracle Flights or a charity of the givers choice in his name. Private services will be held, because that is what Dad wanted.

Blanchi, Louis
Louis Blanchi – Basalt Journal – January 26, 1907 – In the District Court at Trinidad, J. D. Romero, who, while deputy sheriff at Starkville, shot and killed Louis Blanchi, was convicted on the 19th inst., of murder in the second degree. His defense was that he was forced to shoot to quell a disturbance.

Blanchi, Louis
Louis Blanchi - Basalt Journal - January 26, 1907 - In the District Court at Trinidad, J. D. Romero, who, while deputy sheriff at Starkville, shot and killed Louis Blanchi, was convicted on the 19th last, of murder in the second degree. His defense was that he was forced to shoot to quell a disturbance.

Blanco, Alexander
Alexander Blanco - Fresno Bee - February 26, 2004 - Fresno, CA - Alexander Blanco, 79, of French Camp died Saturday at his home. Mr. Blanco was a native of Aguilar, Colo., and lived in French Camp 67 years. He was a shipping clerk and had worked for the Marley Cooling Tower Co. for 35 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He is survived by his children, John Blanco and Lawrence Blanco, both of French Camp; sisters, Evelyn Johanson of Grass Valley and Rose Cisneros of Stockton; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva A. Blanco. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, Manteca, with burial at Park View Cemetery, Manteca. Visitation from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Remembrances may be made to French Camp Elementary School, 241 E. Elm St., French Camp 95231.

Bland, Connie R.
Connie R. Bland - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1986 - Connie R. Bland, 62, of Manzanola, died Oct. 24, 1986, in Ordway. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday Manzanola Catholic Church Burial, Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Bland, John W.
John W. Bland - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1975 - John W. Bland, Feb. 8, 1975, in a Denver hospital. Husband of Mrs. Agnes B. Bland of the family home. Father of Mrs. Burnice M. Zents, 5877 Pennsylvania Ave., Beulah, were the family may be contacted; Mrs. Lila Ruth Ware, Canon City, and Mrs. Pauline J. Schamberger, Deptford, N.J. Grandfather of 8; great-grandfather of 3. Brother of Everett Bland, Canon City. Cousin of W. E. Bland, Buffalo, Okla. Born June 24, 1983, in Ames, Okla. Veteran of WWI, serving in the U. S. Army. Beulah resident since 1931. Retired electrician. Mr. and Mrs. Bland were married July 10, 1919. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Willis F. Goettel, pastor of Beulah United Methodist Church, officiating, followed by graveside rites at the Beulah Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute directly to the Beulah United Methodist Church, c/o Helen Ahlers, Beulah.

Bland, Robert E.
Robert E. "Doc" Bland - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2002 - Robert E. "Doc" Bland, 86, passed away at his home in Denver the evening of May 28. Born in Ewing, Mo., on Sept. 16, 1915. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter Lee and Maureen Cason; siblings, Virgil, Lloyd, John, Blanche and Margaret. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Bland; sister, Dorsey; and his sons, Robert, Ronald; and daughter, Karen; grandchildren, Nannette, Kirk, Laura, Christine, Christyanne, Bryan, Gillian and Noelle; great-grandchildren, Holly, Megan, Jordan, Jonah, Christian, Joey, Jessica, Samantha, Eric and Jon Jon. Robert was a longtime Pueblo resident, where he worked for 45 years at CF&I Steel. He also moved with his wife to Denver in 2000. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at Harvard Square, 10200 E. Harvard Ave., Denver, Colo.

Blandin, Jimmie Lee Homan
Jimmie Lee Homan Blandin - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 10, 1990 - Jimmie Lee Homan Blandin, 48, of Colorado Springs died Saturday in Colorado Springs. No visitation is scheduled. A private memorial service was conducted Monday at the Pueblo Divine Science Church, Pueblo. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Blandin was born Nov. 11, 1941, in Pueblo to James P. and Marie (Brauer) Homan. Her mother survives and lives in Pueblo. She also is survived by her husband, Raymond W. Blandin; a son, Randy of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Lori Valdez of Pueblo; two sisters, LaRae Turano of Pueblo and Mickey Holderness of Rangely; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 622 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903; or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 5031 S. Ulster Street Parkway, Denver 80237.

Blanke, E.
E. Blanke - Bayfield Blade - September 16, 1909 - A man supposed to be E. Blanke of Cawker City, Kan., took an overdose of morphine at Pueblo and was found dead.

Blasé, Andrew H.
Andrew L. Blasé - Huerfano World - October 21, 1999 - Retired US Army Colonel Andrew L. Blasé, 87, of Fort Collins died October 4, 1999 in Poudre Valley Hospital. Private family service was held. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery. Born October 24, 1911 in Breezy Hill, KS to Roger and Emily Sylvester Blasé, he graduated from Colorado A&M in 1935 with a bachelor's degree in agronomy. He was a lineman on the Aggies football team and president of Sigma Nu fraternity. He married Vivian Akin on November 5, 1941 in Merced, CA. He served as a commandant of prisoner of war camps in California and Utah during World War II. Following two years in civilian life working for the US Department of Agriculture, he returned to the Army, serving in Japan and later earning four Battle Stars during the Korean War. Mr. Blasé retired from the military in 1963. He then farmed in Wyoming for two years and later was a contract specialist for the Department of Labor in San Francisco for 14 years. He received the Honor Alumnus Award from the CSU Alumni Association in 1976 for outstanding professional achievement and service to the university. He moved back to Fort Collins in 1980 and continued his career as a gentleman farmer. Survivors include his wife, Vivian, Fort Collins; two sons, Robert Blasé, Fair Oaks, CA, and Roger Blasé, Loveland; one daughter, Vivian Clark, Chico, CA; one brother, Roger Blasé, Alamosa and two grandchildren.

Blasi, Edith
Edith Blasi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1999 - Edith Blasi, 92, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 23, 1999. Survived by her son, Dr. E.M. Blasi, Denver; two sisters, Rose Bergamo and Vera Williams; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Emil Blasi Sr., on Nov. 18, 1995. Services, St. Mary Church, Wednesday, Dec. 29. Rosary, 1:30 p.m. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Senior Outreach Program. Huerfano World - December 30, 1999 - Edith Blasi, 92, of Walsenburg died at Gardens of St. Elizabeth in Denver Dec. 23, 1999. Born in Rouse on June 4, 1907, her parents bought a ranch in Bear Creek Canyon, near the Spanish Peaks and she grew up there. She graduated from St. Mary High School and Adams State College and taught in county schools, including the fifth grade at Washington School. She retired in 1972. Mrs. Blasi married Emil Blasi and they had one son, Emil Michael Blasi. She did volunteer work at St. Mary Parish and was active in local organizations including Tabernacle and Catholic Daughters of America. Mrs. Blasi is survived by her son, Emil, Denver; two sisters, Rose Bergamo, Green Valley, AZ, and Vera Williams, La Mirada, CA. Funeral service was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg and a mass in her honor was said Christmas Day at Christ the King Chapel, Gardens at St. Elizabeth. A memorial service also will be held there in early January. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Blasi, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret Ozzello Blasi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2000 - Mary Margaret Ozzello Blasi returned to her Lord's loving arms on May 22, 2000. She was born on May 17, 1947, in Trinidad, Colo., and was preceded in death by her parents, Angelo and Mary Ozzello. She married Mike Blasi in 1965 and was mother to Michele (Mathew) Mraovich, Paul (Linda) Blasi and John Blasi, all of Pueblo. Two wonderful grandchildren, Mathew Mraovich IV and Shayla Marie Mraovich, will miss her sweet presence. Her sister, Patricia (Rich) Baca of Grand Junction, and brother, Bob Myers of Denver, remain to carry on her joy and spirit. She was godmother to Ryan Baca and a favorite aunt to Bret Baca of Grand Junction. She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law and their families, Louie (Betty) Blasi, Dominic (Billie) Blasi, Irene (Frank) Cerame, Minnie (Pete) DeCristino, Mary Ann (Joe) Hadad, Theresa (Dick) Hadad, Esther (Lou) DeCrescentis, Fred (Anna) Blasi, Betty Joe (Chuck) Gyurman and Carol (Bill) Swanson. Many dear friends will long remember her humor and loyalty. Mary Margaret graduated with honors from the University of Southern Colorado, earning both a Bachelor's and Master's in Business Administration. She most recently applied her skill and knowledge in office supervision for the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. She was also a corporate officer with Blasi Trucking. As an accomplished horse woman, artist and musician, she brought joy to her home as a kind, caring and unselfish homemaker. She was beginning to enjoy the adventures of travel and serving at St. Joseph Church as a Eucharistic Minister. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pueblo. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery immediately following the reception at St. Joseph Church. Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in her memory.

Blasi, Roger J.
Roger J. Blasi - Huerfano World - April 12, 2007 - Roger J. Blasi, 80, died March 20, 2007 at Colorado Veterans Center at Homelake, CO. Roger was born in Lester, CO on June 28, 1926. He attended school in Walsenburg, CO, graduating from Huerfano County High School in 1944. He served in the U. S. Army in WW II, serving in the Pacific. He entered Adams State College upon his return, receiving his BS degree and lettering in three sports. He went on to earn two Master of Arts degrees, one from Adams State and one from Eastern Washington University. He taught biology and coached basketball and track at Alamosa for 19 years. He then became an insurance agent and served Southern Colorado and Chaffee County for many years until ill health two years ago forced semi-retirement. Roger was an avid outdoorsman. Fishing and hunting even taking him to Alaska and Canada. He loved shooting trap and sporting clays and has lots of trophies to prove his skill. He loved and raised prized Labradors. Roger is survived by his son, Brian of Alamosa, grandson Lee Thomas Blasi of Littleton, and his long-time companion Tina Giles of Salida; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Blasi of Walsenburg and Vivian Blasi of Fort Collins and several nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. A funeral mass was held March 24 at Sacred Heart Church of Alamosa. Cremation followed.

Blasing, Frances
Frances Blasing - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2000 - Frances Blasing, 77, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 9, 2000. Service arrangements are pending. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make donations in her memory to the media center at Highland Park Elementary School and/or the Pueblo Historical Society through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Blasingame, Don Leon
Don Leon Blasingame - La Veta Signature - September 23, 1982 - Don Leon Blasingame, 25, of La Veta, died Tuesday, September 15 at Four Seasons Nursing Home in Pueblo. He had been hospitalized after suffering multiple head and body injuries in a single vehicle accident last June. Mr. Blasingame was born in Hobart, Oklahoma and had resided with his family in Missouri and Kansas before moving to La Veta in 1975. He was engaged in ranching work and had been employed by HLM Construction Company at the time of his accident. He is survived by his parents, Leon and Stella Dudley Blasingame of La Veta; a sister, Dewaina Blasingame of Boulder; a brother and sister-in-law, Rich and Cindy Blasingame of La Veta; and a grandmother, Mrs. Reba Hoolie Moore of Hobart, Oklahoma. Graveside services were held Friday at the La Veta Cemetery with the Rev. LeRoy Van Verth officiating. A eulogy poem was read by friend Mark Ferry, and music was provided by Charles Blackwood and Linda Horseman of La Veta. Boies-Almont was in charge of the arrangements.

Blatnick, Stephanie A.
Stephanie A. Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 1986 - Stephanie A. Blatnick of 260 Lamar, Feb. 11, 1986. Aunt of Frances (Bill) Brumjak and Marjorie (David) Parliapiano, both of Pueblo; Marian (Jim) Stone, New York, N.Y.; Walter N. (Betty) Predovich, Sacramento, Calif.; and Dr. Daniel L. (Peg) Predovich, Woodland, Calif. She was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Blatnick, pioneer residents of Pueblo's “Grove” neighborhood and was a member of St. Mary Parish for the past 80 years where she was active in the Seniors Group. She also was a member of the League of Business and Professional Women. Miss Blatnick was employed as a bookkeeper for many years at Florman Paint and Glass Company. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Blatnick, Tony
Tony "Floppy" Blatnick - Pueblo Chieftain- February 24, 1998 - Tony "Floppy" Blatnick, born Feb. 5, 1926, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 21, 1998. Beloved brother of Edward (Gladys) Blatnick, and sister, Dorothy Perry. Also survived by sister-in-law, Juanita Blatnick- brother-in-law, Frank (Del) Kogovsek- special niece, Nancy (Frank) Cirullo- as well as numerous nieces and nephews and best friend, Joe Albo. Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Johanna Blatnick- sisters, Agnes Fognani, Mary Kogovsek and Johann Dynes- and brothers, John, Joe and Ludwig Blatnick. Mr. Blatnick was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, a member of the DAV San Isabel Chapter 2 and bartended at the Rainbow Bar for many years. Services: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by The Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blatnick, 2024 Driftwood and they will greet friends after the vigil service in the church hall.

Blatnick-Piquette, Betty
Betty Blatnick-Piquette - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2000 - Betty Blatnick-Piquette, 68, Butler, Wis., formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 26, 2000. She is survived by husband, Gene; daughters, Cindy, Debbie and Barbara and their families, all of Wisconsin; and brother, Robert (Marie) Blatnick, Pueblo. Predeceased by parents, Johanna and Frank "Fritz" Blatnick. Cremation. Services.

Blatnik, Joseph Albert Jr.
Joseph Albert Blatnik Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 12, 1996 – Joseph Albert Blatnik, Jr., 52, a car salesman, died Jan. 9, 1996, in St. Petersburg, Fla. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 900 E. Routt, Pueblo. The family will greet friends in the church hall after the service. George McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo is handling arrangements. Mr. Blatnik was born Oct. 31, 1943, in Pueblo to Tony and Rosalie L. Hernez. His mother survives. Other survivors include two sons, Todd of Gresham, Ore., and Joe of St. Petersburg; two brothers, Chris Hernez and Raymond, both of Colorado Springs; a sister, Gina Broome of Colorado Springs; and a grandson. Mr. Blatnik had been a Colorado Springs resident for 15 years and was a car salesman for several companies.

Blattner, Alfred Lee
Alfred Lee Blattner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2003 - Alfred Lee Blattner, age 84, born January 31, 1918, died January 8, 2003. Al was a WWII vet serving in the south pacific before returning to Colorado and continuing his career as a operating engineer. He was a member of Operating Engineers Number Nine for 61 years and contributed to building many of today's modern highways throughout the state while being employed by Pioneer and Schmitt -Tiago constructions companies. Al was a world class trap shooter belonging to Issac Walton Trap Assn. in Colorado Springs, Red Mountain Trap Club in Scottsdale AZ, and founder of the Lamar Colorado Trap Club. He held an honorary membership in the Colorado State Trap Assoc. Besides his passion for trap shooting he love the game of golf spending many hours with friends and family at Patty Jewett Golf Club. He was also a life member in the Colorado Elks. Memorial services will be held Friday Jan. 17, 2003, 2 p.m. at Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap Rd., Colorado Springs, CO.

Blatz, Charles B.
Charles B. Blatz – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Charles B. Blatz is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Blauser, Donald J. Sr.
Donald J. Sonny Blauser Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1997 - Donald J. Sonny Blauser Sr. of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 29, 1997. He is preceded in death by his parents- mother-in-law and father-in-law. Donald is survived by his wife, Joann Blauser. He is remembered as having a "big heart" by his children, Robert (Edyta), Donald Jr. (Raeann), Richard (Edith), Kathy, and Kirk. Also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Comer Garden Chapel. Family will receive friends and relatives at 928 E. 14th. Service will take place at a later time. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Blaz, Virginia Catherine
Virginia "Lee" Catherine Blaz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2001 - Departed this life Jan. 15, 2001. Lee was born in Chicago, Ill., on Sept. 27, 1927, and had been a Pueblo resident since 1957. She loved polkas, collecting recipes and knitting. Mrs. Blaz was compassionate and loving and always saved interesting tidbits for others. She, along with her husband Stan, owned and operated Stan's Vending Service until their retirement in 1977. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley E. Blaz; and her parents, Louis and Agnes Imbiorski. Her survivors include her children, James (Terri) Blaz, Janice (Tom) Romine, June (James) Billings, Stan (Sandy) Blaz; as well as her grandchildren, Jimmer, Mike and David Blaz, Donald, Matthew and Jeffrey Billings, Laurie Riddock and Mikey Bower. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2001, in the Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Rev. Ronald Roche as celebrant. Mrs. Blaz will be remembered as having made the best carrot cake around!

Blazer, Velma
Velma Blazer – Pueblo Chieftain – October 16, 2006 - Velma Blazer, of La Junta, passed away Oct. 12, in Pueblo. She was 87. She was born Oct. 4, 1919, to John and Nora Youngblood in Ames, Okla. She married John Blazer on Jan. 25, 1937, in Cimarron, Kan. She enjoyed sewing and her family. Velma is survived by her husband, John, of the La Junta family home; daughter, Shirley (Willie) Quarles, Las Animas; son, Jerry (Linda) Blazer, Westcliffe; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenny Blazer; and grandson, Paul David Quarles. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, with Rev. Ron Skorick officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.

Blazich, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Blazich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1999 - Ethel M. Blazich, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 7, 1999. Born Dec. 23, 1909, in Calhan, Colo. Survived by husband, Louis Blazich; sons, Richard Eurich, William (Mary) Eurich; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Albert and George Kobilan; and sister, Agnes Cirbo. Also survived by stepson, Robert, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Kobilan; sisters, Jennie Soneff, Marie Trojanovich and Violet Grimes; brother, John Kobilan; stepson, Louie Jr.; and first husband, Nick Eurich. Mrs. Blazich was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church and Eagles Club Aerie No. 145. Viewing Wednesday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Tabor Lutheran Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Blazich, Louis F.
Louis F. Blazich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Louis F. Blazich, age 94, born May 22, 1906, passed away Aug. 7, 2000. Mr. Blazich is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Blazich, Nov. 7, 1999, and son, Louis F. Blazich Jr., in 1998. He is survived by his son, Robert F. (Gerry) Blazich of Pueblo; stepsons, Richard Eurich, Las Vegas, Nev., and William (Mary) Eurich, Pittsburg, Calif.; and daughter-in-law, Charmaine Blazich of San Antonio, Texas; as well as numerous grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Preceded in death also by sisters, Mary Pograjc and Amelia Petek, and stepdaughter-in-law, Linda Eurich. Mr. Blazich was a supervisor for the Wire Mill and retired from the CF& I Steel Corp. after 50 years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 145. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., Tabor Lutheran Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Slovenian Library or Elks No. 90 Endowment Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Blazich, Louis F. Jr.
Louis F. Blazich Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1998 - Porter Loring Mortuary, San Antonio, Texas 78212 Louis F. Blazich Jr., 69, of San Antonio, died Monday, July 20, 1998. Survived by his wife, Charmaine- sons, Kim (Sandy), Austin, Texas, and Kenneth (Sharon), Salen, N.H.- daughters, Tammy (Jose) Ramos, San Antonio, Nancy (Paul) Watkins, Longwood, Fla.- father, Louis F. Blazich Sr.- brother, Robert (Gerry) Blazich, all of Pueblo. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas. Those who desire may make memorials to the Make A Wish Foundation. Arrangements with Porter Loring, 1101 McCullough, San Antonio, Texas, 78212, (800) 460-2704.

Blazina, Albin A.
Albin A. Blazina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1987 - Albin A. Blazina passed away unexpectedly in Gunnison on July 6, 1987. Mr. Blazina is survived by his wife, Josephine I. Blazina; son, Vernon A. Blazina; brother, Eugene S. Blazina. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 3939 W. Pueblo Blvd. on July 28 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald M. Van Splinter officiating.

Blea, Madalena
Madalena Sanchez Blea - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2006 - Madalena Sanchez Blea, 89. Sunrise, Oct. 27, 1916, in Avondale, Colo., Sunset, Monday, June 19, 2006, at Parkview Hospital with all of her family gathered to witness her transition. Madalena was preceded in death by her parents, Eufemio and Isabel (Armenta) Sanchez; son, Gilbert Aranda; grandson, Gregory Aranda; sisters, Rose, Bertha, Ruth and Edna; brothers, Joe, Pete, William and Ray. Survived by her husband, Max, together they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in August 2005; children, Tony (Annie) Aranda, Trini Aranda, Lucy (Levi) Aldaz, Patsy Vigil, Angie (Bob) Arriaga, CeCe Canas, Susana (Frank) Montoya and Dolores Cain; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister, Emily (Virgel) Wiley, Pueblo; brother, Arthur (Lucy) Sanchez, Denver; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, with funeral Mass to follow, 10 a.m., St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Blea, Raymond
Raymond Blea - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2005 - Raymond Blea, 72, passed away Nov. 27, 2005. Services will be held in La Junta at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Blea-Gonzalez, Julia
Julia Blea-Gonzalez - Denver Rocky Mountain News - June 26, 1999 - Julia Blea-Gonzalez, 42, of Denver died June 19. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, at New Hope Ministries. Mrs. Gonzalez was born Julia Blea in Denver on Nov. 19, 1956. She married Robert Gonzalez. Survivors include sons Jesse Aguilar of Walsenburg, Demetrius Blea, Ray Baca III; daughters Darlene Aguilar, Theresa Blea, Monique Blea, Mia Baca, all of Denver; sisters Janet Negrete, Julia "Jube" Martinez, Rose Castro; brothers Joseph Blea, Jerry Blea, Tomas Blea, Steve Blea, Tony Aragon, all of Denver; four grandchildren.

Blehm, Katherine E.
Katherine E. Blehm - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1987 - Mrs. Katherine E. Blehm passed away Sunday, May 24, 1987. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. Elsie (Dutch) Meyer, Pueblo West; a sister, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by her husband, David Blehm in 1981; a daughter, Lillian Lucas, in 1984 and son, Elmer Blehm in 1976. Born Feb. 13, 1894, in Russia and had been a Pueblo resident for 41 years. Member of the Grace Lutheran Church, where she had been active since coming to Pueblo. Mrs. Blehm will lie in state Tuesday until 9 p.m. and until 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. James Bare, pastor of her church, officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may contribute to the Sunday School of Grace Lutheran Church direct or through our office.

Blest, Catherine
Catherine Blest - Yampa Leader - September 1, 1911 - Miss Catherine Blest is missing from her home in Pueblo and is believed to have committed suicide.

Blickhahn, George
George Blickhahn - Walsenburg World - January 2, 1902 - Died - At his home in Walsenburg, Colorado, Friday night, December 27, 1901, George Blickhahn, at the age of 88 years. Mr. Blickhahn had retired Friday night in his usual health, but when called in the morning it was found that he had died sometime during the night. At exactly what hour is not known, since he had not complained of being ill and there was no one sitting up with him. Funeral services were held at the home of Henry Blickhahn, his son, with whom he had lived for a large number of years, at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 1901. The body was interred in the Masonic cemetery.

Blickhahn, Kate
Kate Blickhahn - Huerfano World - March 10, 1994 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1903: Kate Blickhahn, 20, and a resident of Walsenburg the past 15 years, died of diphtheria. [Editor's Note: Kate Blickhahn died March 9, 1903. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, March 12, 1903, Page 1.]

Blinn, Howard Kenneth
Howard Kenneth Blinn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1998 - Arnold Moore Funeral Service, Bartlesville, Okla. Howard Kenneth Blinn, 90, died at 4:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Tulsa, Okla., St. John's Medical Center. Funeral services for Mr. Blinn were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 31, in the Tulsa University United Methodist Church. Rev. John R. Price and Rev. Carole Minter were the officiants. Committal prayers and entombment were held at 10 a.m. in the Bartlesville Memorial Park Mausoleum. Final rites were directed by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service, Bartlesville, Okla. A native of Colorado, Howard Kenneth Blinn was born on July 25, 1907, at Rocky Ford. He was the son of the late John J. and Carrie Maud (Lee) Blinn. The Blinn family moved to Pueblo where Mr. Blinn was reared and received his education. He graduated from the Pueblo High School with the Senior Class of 1925. Following the completion of his education, he joined the Continental Oil Company in Pueblo and later transferred to the offices in Wichita Falls and Fort Worth, Texas. In November of 1932, Mr. Blinn joined the Phillips Petroleum Company in Tulsa, Okla., where he was the office manager for Phillips. He and Miss Marguerite Naomi Peggy" Scott were united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1940, and they established their home in Tulsa. He continued his employment in Tulsa until he was transferred to the Bartlesville office in 1957. He became the Manager of Administrative Services, Sales Department and retired on June 1, 1972, following 40 years service. Mr. and Mrs. Blinn continued their home in Bartlesville, Okla., living in retirement until they returned to Tulsa to make their home in February of 1995. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marguerite N. Peggy" Blinn, Tulsa, Okla. - his son, Roger K. Blinn, and his wife, Maureen, Fairfax, Va. - two grandsons, Bradley Kenneth Blinn and Michael David Blinn- a granddaughter, Sharilynn Elizabeth Blinn, Fairfax, Va. - his sister, Mrs. Marjorie Mae Burris, Pueblo, Colo. - his sister-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Blinn, Canandaigua, N.Y. - and his aunt, Mrs. Helen Patterson, Boone, Colo. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Jo Ann Parker- a brother, Orville L. Blinn- and his parents.

Bliss, Eliza E.
Mrs. Eliza Bliss - Wray Gazette - January 5, 1906 - Mrs. Eliza Bliss, the oldest woman in Pueblo, celebrated her 101st anniversary December 30th in good health being still able to assist in housework. She was born in Richfield, Connecticut and remembers helping to sew tents for the soldiers of the War of 1812. She has a daughter eighty years old, living in California. Yampa Leader - January 11, 1908 - Pueblo - Mrs. Eliza E. Bliss, aged 103 years, died Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. C. E. Weed, near here, of a cold which she contracted while on her way home from a reception which she gave at her 103rd birthday anniversary, December 30th. The reception was given at the home of another niece, Mrs. John Douglas, and many friends called there to see the aged woman. Mrs. Bliss' maiden name was Hayden. She was born on a small farm near Litchfield, Conn., December 30, 1804. Her father was a farmer and quarryman. Mrs. Bliss was twice married and widowed. A brother is still living in Nebraska. A few weeks ago the aged woman gave an interesting interview of her recollections of the war of 1812, the Mexican war and the Civil War. During the war of 1812, when she was eight years old, she assisted in making bandages for the American soldiers. Shortly before she was 100 years of age she took a long trip to California and points on the Pacific coast, visiting relatives, among whom was a great-great-granddaughter.

Bliss, Tim
Tim Bliss – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 1, 1877 – Mr. Tim Bliss, a well known resident of Pueblo, died in this city on Tuesday night last of dropsy. The deceased came to Colorado from Chicago several years ago for his health, and settled on the divide in company with his brother. The latter died there from eating poisonous greens, and Tim moved to his city where he has since resided. He was about thirty years of age and unmarried. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon.

Blivens, Henry F.
Henry F. Blivens - Bayfield Blade - March 31, 1910 - Henry F. Blivens of Columbus, Ohio, suicided at Pueblo Wednesday.

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