The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Bloch, Anneliese
Anneliese Bloch - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2003 - Anneliese Bloch, 65, of Pueblo West, passed away Aug. 1, 2003. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private service will be held. [No additional information available.]

Blocher, Carl Oscar
Carl Oscar Blocher – Pueblo Chieftain – October 25, 2006 - Carl Oscar Blocher "Rusty Dusty," 86, passed away Oct. 23, 2006. Survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Evelyn; children, Carl Barry (Trica) of Connifer, Colo., Carole (Rod) Dwyer of Pensacola, Fla., Stacy (David) VanNattan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Margaret Hover of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Bert (Jeanne) Blocher of Anderson, Ind.; eight grandchildren; three stepchildren, David Starr, John Starr (Nancy), and Karen Starr. Carl served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He retired from the CF&I after 30 years of service. He was a Master Mason for the Silver State Lodge No. 95 achieving lifetime status after 50 years. Carl was an avid CB-er well known as Rusty Dusty. Carl will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment immediately following the service at Imperial Memorial Gardens with Masonic and military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Blocker, Michael Allen
Michael Allen Beausiphus Blocker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2006 - Michael Allen Beausiphus Blocker, 13, passed away March 24, 2006, at Denver Children's Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Randy and Frances Blocker; his siblings, Sarah, Buford and Erica; nieces, Shaleese and Araya Romero; grandparents, Eulalia Romero, Morris and Darlene Blocker, Glenn and Donna Brockel; great-grandmother, Caroline Brockel; rich Uncle Buck; and special friends, Michelle, Chris and Juanita. Also survived by his godparents, Ernest and Phylinda Romero and Richard and Carol Archuleta; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Michael was a member of the Boys and Girls Club and Victory World Outreach. He attended Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences, where he was a trumpet player in the band. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, Victory World Outreach, 2315 Sprague Ave., Pueblo, Colo. Donations in Michael's memory may be made to Denver Children's Hospital through the funeral home office.

Blockter, Rudolph Edward
Rudolph Edward Blockter – Walsenburg World – January 20, 1922 – Card of Thanks – We wish to thank our friends for their kindness and sympathy extended during the loss of our dear son and brother, and we wish to especially thank the pallbearers for their kindness. Mrs. Mary Blockter and family. Blockter, Rudy E. 1894 - 1922 (Blockter, Rudolph Edward died 01/14/1922 buried 01/19/1922, notes 27 years, killed in mine, St. Mary's Death Records) Section 1

Bloder, Carl Earl
Carl Earl Bloder - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1987 - Carl Earl Bloder, 60, Kit Carson, died April 27, 1987, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Survived by wife, Margaret; son, Jerry Bloder, Pueblo; and daughter, Carlene Scott Nicklarson. Funeral, 11 a.m. Thursday at Kit Carson School auditorium, with burial at Kit Carson Cemetery. Memorials to the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Blodgett, Douglas V.
Douglas V. Blodgett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2003 - Douglas V. Blodgett, 76, passed away May 7, 2003. Survived by his wife, Norma J. Blodgett of the family home; children, Kevin Blodgett, David Blodgett, Linda Miller and Lisa Myers; stepchildren, DeAnne Best, Gary Raaberg and Steven Raaberg; siblings, Ruth Schooke, Warren Blodgett and Jim Blodgett; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Blodgett, in 1995. Douglas was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Orchard, Colo. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and received the American Area Campaign, WWII Victory and Asiatic Pacific Campaign medals. Douglas worked for U.S. West in Denver as a manager for the Colorado-Wyoming facilities and a division manager of telephone operators and retired after 36 years of service. Member of Central Christian Church and Telephone Pioneers. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2003, at Central Christian Church, 1902 Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. Concluding services and interment will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, in Greeley, Colo. The family respectfully requests memorials be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Blodgett, Helen Marie
Helen Marie Blodgett - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 14, 1995 - Helen Marie Blodgett, 69, a homemaker and former grade-school teacher in Pueblo, died Sept. 12, 1995, at a medical center in Greeley. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Adamson Mortuary, 827 Fifth St., Greeley. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the mortuary's chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2222 35th Ave., Greeley. Mrs. Blodgett was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Pueblo to Louis and Mary (Dell) Alitto. She was married June 11, 1949, in Pueblo to Douglas V. Blodgett, who lives in Greeley. She also is survived by two sons, Kevin of Eden Prairie, Minn., and David of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Linda Miller of Severance and Lisa Meyer of Evans; and two sisters, Josephine Diodosio and Margaret Wyndle, both of Pueblo. A son, Marc J., died in 1985. Mrs. Blodgett graduated from Pueblo Central High School and attended junior college in Pueblo for two years. She graduated from Colorado State College in Greeley in 1944. She lived in Colorado Springs from 1963 to 1981 before moving to Greeley. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2222 35th Ave., Greeley 80631.

Blood, James M.
James M. Blood - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1997 - James M. Blood, 48, director of religious education for the Diocese of Pueblo, at Our Lady Mount Carmel Catholic Church, departed this life Sept. 11, 1997, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. Born on Oct. 7, 1948, in Suffern, N.Y. Jim graduated from the University of San Francisco and St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pa. Jim was very involved with the church. He had served as the director of Camp Sacred Heart, Alamosa. He was a teacher and dormitory prefect at the Abbey. He also had taught at John Neuman Middle School and was also an independent insurance agent. Preceded in death by his father, Sherwood Blood. He is survived by his beloved mother, Margaret (Knight) Blood, Pueblo- a brother, Jeff (Vivian) Blood, Acampo, Calif. - two nieces, Cheri and Shannon Blood, both of Martinez, Calif. At Jim's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial funeral Mass, 1 p.m. today, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 421 Clark St. Rev. John Waters, S.J., celebrant. Private burial of the cremains at the Abbey Cemetery, Canon City. In your charity, donations to the religious education department of Mount Carmel Church.

Blood, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Blood - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Margaret E. Blood, 94, passed away March 4, 2003. Survived by her daughters, Mary L. (Fred) Davenport of Tempe, Ariz., Carol M. (Jim) Horney of Littleton, Colo., Glenda L. (Jim) Moore of Aurora, Colo.; brother, Walter Brownsworth of Denver; sisters, Lola Calkins of Golden, Colo., and Mary Lou Gerken of Farmington, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edwin W. Blood, on April 2, 1981; brothers, Elmer Brownsworth and George Brownsworth; and sister, Oletha Calkins. Born, Aug. 23, 1908, in Dodge City, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the dietary department at the Colorado State Hospital. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Deborah Circle at the church. Margaret also served as a Blue Lady at Parkview Episcopal Hospital and was a Lioness of the Pueblo Charter Lions Club. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2003, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tom Peacock officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to Porter Hospice/Hospice of Peace, through the funeral home.

Bloom, Fannie Marion
Fannie Marion Bloom – Trinidad Enterprise – June 11, 1875 – Died on Monday evening, the 8th inst., at 7 o'clock, Fannie Marion, aged 6 months and 15 days, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bloom.

Bloom, Roene A.
Roene A. Bloom - Cañon City Daily Record - April 30, 2006 - Roene A. Bloom of Loveland died April 27, 2006, at her residence. She was born in Trinidad to Horatio Ely Abrums and Clara Apfel Abrums. She married William P. “Bill” Bloom on Sept. 28, 1958, in Boulder. She was an elementary teacher. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, PEO Chapter L and had been a longtime resident on Lake Loveland. She enjoyed playing bridge, belonging to several bridge clubs, reading, collecting angels and playing the organ. She is survived by her husband, William P. “Bill” Bloom of Loveland; daughter Sue Pomranka and husband Carl of Colorado Springs; grandchildren Jeffrey Pomranka and wife Jennifer of St. Louis, Mo., and Kristin Woolsey and husband Jeff of Calhan; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Gretchen Pomranka. Cremation has been conducted. A private memorial service will be held. Inurnment will be at Loveland Burial Park Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of her granddaughter, Gretchen Pomranka. Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Bloomer, James H. Sr.
James H. Bloomer Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2005 - James H. Bloomer Sr., passed away Jan. 18, 2005 in Pueblo. James was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Pueblo, to Roy and Lena Bloomer and had been a lifelong resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was employed at Dana Corporation for many years before his retirement. James was preceded in death by his parents; son James, Jr.; and sisters Lucille and Leona. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; daughters, Sandra (Rick) Raebel, Terri Meier and Paula Meier; and sons, Rodney Meier, Lonnie Ball and Christopher Ball; numerous grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Iona (Rich) Toland and Evahanell Wilson; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. Mr. Bloomer will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Bloomquist, Elmer A.
Elmer A. Bloomquist - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1980 - Elmer A. Bloomquist, late of 607 Beulah, passed away April 7, 1980, at his home. Survived by four children, Donald W. Bloomquist, Littleton, Dr. Charles D. Bloomquist, Castle Rock, Elmer A. Bloomquist Jr., Englewood, and Mrs. H. Lucille Phillips, Fort Collins, and two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Obenland and Miss Grace Bloomquist, both of Bountiful, Utah. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bloomquist was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, being chairman of the Administrative Board, church historian and had served as the head of the building fund. He was also a member of IOOF No. 8; past noble grand master, Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory, and life member of B. of L.F. & E., now known as UTU No. 59. He served on the School District No. 20 board from 1937 until 1943. He was a very prominent citizen in civic and church affairs. Mr. Bloomquist was born Nov. 30, 1888, in Pueblo, being a lifetime resident. He was a locomotive engineer for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad for 52 years, retiring Dec. 31, 1959 at the age of 70. Preceded in death by his wife, Lillian W. Bloomquist, July 1971, one sister and one brother. Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with the Rev. Paul G. Tapey officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Graveside honors by Silver State Lodge No. 59, A.F.&A.M. Memorial can be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church memorial fund direct or through our office. The family may be contacted at the family home, 607 Beulah. Mr. Bloomquist will lie in state after 9 a.m. Friday.

Bloor, Martha E.
Martha E. Bloor - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 1987 - Martha E. Bloor, a resident of Pueblo West for three years, having moved in 1984 from Michigan where she had lived for 27 years. Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Bloor, M.D., of the family home; three sons, John (Anita) Bloor, M.D., of Buffalo, N.Y., Thomas (Susan) Bloor of Shelbyville, Ill., and Andrew Bloor of New York City. Mrs. Bloor also is survived by two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bloor was a graduate of Brown University and the Boston School of Occupational Therapy. Cremation. No services. Please omit food and flowers. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Bloor, Robert J.
Dr. Robert J. Bloor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2002 - Dr. Robert J. Bloor, 86, passed away May 4, 2002. Survived by his wife, Jane Ellen Bloor, of the family home in Pueblo West; and children, John of Englewood and Thomas of Illinois. As per Dr. Bloor's request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Blossom, Camantha
Camantha Blossom - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1943 - Mrs. Camantha Blossom at hospital, Friday, Aug. 6. Mother of Richard D. Avery, Mrs. Margie Bryant Cooksey and William L. Blossom, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of four. Member of the Baptist church. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Davis Mortuary chapel. To Mountain View.

Blossom, J. Fred
J. Fred Blossom - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - J. Fred Blossom, 83, passed away Dec. 9, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Alvera M. Blossom; children, Sandra Blossom, Pueblo, Larry Blossom, Rockville, Md., and John (Kim) Blossom, Pueblo; grandchildren, Zachary, Destiny and Dominick Blossom; sisters, Genevieve (Harold) Karger, Pueblo, and Lenore of Texas; brother-in-law, Lee LeCount of Iowa. Mr. Blossom retired from the Water Works in 1987. At his request, cremation with no services.

Blozosky, Mike
Mike Blozosky - Huerfano World - November 21, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1908: Mike Blozosky died after being run over by mine cars which jumped the tracks at Oakview.

Blum, Melvin
Melvin Blum - Brandon Bell - September 20, 1912 - Melvin Blum, eighteen, son of Jacob Blum and a senior at Centennial high school, died at Pueblo from spinal meningitis.

Blunn, Betty Gene
Betty Gene Blunn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2006 - Betty Gene Blunn, 80, passed away Feb. 12, 2006. Survived by her son, David Allen (Carol Ann) Wood; grandchildren, Daniel, Brenda (Heath), Tammy (Andre); one great-granddaughter, Antonet; sister, Candy (Herman) Scott; brother, Edward (Margaret) Herman; cousins, Ronnie Robbins, Allen Blunn; niece, Jan Robbins; and nephew, Cody. Preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Wood, and husband, Elmer Blunn. Betty and Elmer were active members of Park Hill Baptist Church. She loved jewelry and going out to eat. Betty was deeply committed to World Missions. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Park Hill Baptist Church. Private family inurnment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Park Hill Baptist for World Missions.

Blunn, Elmer Harry
Elmer Harry Blunn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2003 - Elmer Harry Blunn, 87, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003. Born in Canon City on Dec. 2, 1915. He was raised in Pueblo, but attended the Colorado School for the Blind in Colorado Springs through High School and was a graduate of the former Pueblo Junior College. He was a member of the Lion's Club, the Moose Lodge and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He later became an active member of the Parkhill Baptist Church where he served as an usher as long as his health permitted and where he was known to the children as the "Candy Man." Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, George and Katie Blunn; and his seven brothers and three sisters. Survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Betty; nephew, Allan (Marilyn) Blunn; and niece, Verona "Ronnie" McKinney of Pueblo; beloved great uncle to numerous nephews and nieces. Cremation by Imperial Crematory. Memorial celebration at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place. Pastor Douglas Cox and the Rev. Lonnie James officiating. A private inurnment will follow.

Blunn, Floyd E.
Floyd E. Blunn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1986 - Floyd E. Blunn, late of 170 MacNeil Pl., died May 19, 1986, at his home. Survived by his wife, Mabel Blunn of the family home; son, Allan E. (Marilyn) Blunn, Pueblo; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Elmer H. Blunn, Pueblo; Benjamin H. Blunn, Bell, Calif.; sisters, Viola M. Brown, Palm Springs, Calif.; Mildred M. Gross, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in 1906. Pueblo resident since 1963. Retired from Mountain Bell Telephone Co. Member of the Christian Church and Masonic Lodge No. 89, Trinidad. No services, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004, direct or through the funeral home office.

Blunn, John D. Wayne
John D. Wayne Blunn - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2004 - John D. Wayne Blunn, 41, our hero and beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed from this existence to be with our Lord and soar with the eagles on Jan. 6, 2004. Born Nov. 26, 1962, in Canon City, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Robert Gene Hofmaister; grandfather, Floyd Blunn; grandmothers, Mabel Blunn, Gracia Davis, Mary M. Hardin; uncle, Gene Guerrero; aunts, Pat Hardin, and Doris Pennington. Survived by his parents, Allan and Marilyn Blunn; sisters, Robin Merritt (Willie Lanz), Tammy (Alex) Jackson, Sue Blunn; brothers, Robert (Geri) Blunn of Boise, Idaho, Vince Blunn; special aunt, Marion Guerrero; loving caregivers, Genia Gallegos, David Martinez and Jocelyn Gallegos; special friend, Terrance Valdez; nieces, Jacqueline, Janelle, Lachelle, Jourdan, Jessie; nephews, Jason, Jeremy, Robbie, Justin, Brandon, Derek; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. John enjoyed art, music, singing, dancing, hairstyling, skiing, gardening, his pets and ponds. John loved nature and was one who nurtured and cherished all life. The love and joy John brought into all of our lives will always be treasured and never forgotten. Visitation, 1 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 flowers and gifts, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231-2100, in his memory.

Boal, Leona Marie
Leona Marie Boal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1999 - Leona Marie Boal 78, of Apache Junction, Ariz., died Sept. 6, 1999. Survived by husband, James, Apache Junction- sons, Charles (Marilyn), Apache Junction, James E. (Theda), Pueblo, Carl E. (Sharon), Metamora, Mich., Roger G. (Gail), Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. - sisters, Hazel Herring, Vera Strebel- sister-in-law, Haddie Brannan- 19 grandchildren- 35 great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson, James E. Boal Jr. - parents, Charles and Florence Brannan- brothers, Melvin, Elmer- sisters, Mildred and Zelma. Services, 2 p.m. today, in the Mountain View Memorial Gardens Mortuary Chapel. Contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Ariz., 85014.

Boatman, Elvia Gladys
Elvia Gladys Boatman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1999 - Mayes Mortuary, Morristown, Tenn. Elvia Gladys Boatman, age 89, of 7918 Country Scene Road, Knoxville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999. Mrs. Boatman was a Baptist and was currently a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church at Halls Crossroads. She was formerly a member of the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church in Elkhart, Ind., Pueblo West Baptist Church in Pueblo West, Colo., the McCalla Avenue Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., and the First Baptist Church in Morristown, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Boatman, and daughter, Betty Jo Boatman. Mrs. Boatman is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Dana and Joan Boatman of Knoxville- four grandchildren, Christine Dadisman of Merced, Calif., Dana Boatman II of Dallas, Texas, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Boatman of Alvaton, Ky., and Caryn (Tim) Trout of Harlan, Ky. She also had six great-grandchildren plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Mayes Mortuary, 444 West Main St., Morristown, Tenn. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary. Interment will be at Jarnagin Cemetery immediately following the service. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Boatman, Myrtie Martha
Myrtie Martha Boatman - Albuquerque Journal – February 17, 2005 - Myrtie Martha Boatman, age 79, passed away in Amarillo, TX on Monday, February 14, 2005. Myrtie Boatman was born June 2, 1925 in Pueblo, CO. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Tucumcari, NM. Surviving Myrtie Boatman is her husband, Alvin Boatman of Tucumcari; two sons: James Michael Boatman of Gallup, NM and Robert Paul Boatman of Bastrop, TX; one daughter, Vinona Wallis of Quay, NM; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be conducted in the Dunn Memorial Chapel on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel with Pastor Fred Caton, minister of the Trinity Baptist Church and Rev Bob Civil, retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot of the San Jon Cemetery at San Jon, NM.

Bobian, Beatrice O.
Beatrice O. Bobian - The Huerfano Journal - March 12, 2009 - Beatrice O. Bobian, 92, of Walsenburg passed away March 7, 2009 at her residence. She is survived by her children, Andy (Virginia) Bobian, Inez Trujillo, Raymond Bobian, Darlene Bobian and Teresa Bobian. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 31 great-great-grand-children. Beatrice is preceded in death by her husband Ray Bobian, daughter, Erlinda Sandoval, son, John Bobian, son-in-law, Jose Eddy Trujillo, grandson, Tim Trujillo, and granddaughter Lorraine Bobian. Services will begin with the rosary at 10:00 a.m., Thursday March 12, 2009, and Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will follow at South St. Mary Cemetery.

Bobian, Claude Nash
Claude Nash Bobian - Huerfano World - December 3, 1992 - Claude Nash Bobian, 57, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1992, following a long illness. Born Feb. 2, 1934, to Jacob and Simdosea Pacheco Bobian, he lived all of his life in Huerfano County. He worked for the railroad during his younger years and then in landscaping, helping with the South St. Mary Cemetery area. He was a member of St. Mary Church and Latino Americano Club of Walsenburg. Survivors include his sisters, Ersie Armijo, Walsenburg, Lucy Cortez, Pueblo, Elaine Trujillo, Walsenburg and Gloria Garcia, Pueblo; two brothers, Eusebio, Denver and Henry, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Bobian, Francisco J.
Francisco J. Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2002 - Francisco J. Bobian, 63, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 24, 2002. Born May 1, 1939, in Red Wing, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Jose and Anselma Bobian; two nephews, Robert and Domescio Bobian; and great cousin, Eric Cordova. Survived by daughter, Eileen (Mike) Bobian; grandson, Gabriel (Victoria) Bobian; great-granddaughter Victoria Bobian; brothers, Celestino (Stella) Bobian Jr., Orlando (Ruth) Bobian, Tony (Isabel) Bobian, Dimas Bobian, and David (Lillian) Bobian; and sisters, Elvira Cordova and Ursula Sandoval. Francisco loved the Cleveland Indians and the Raiders. He was the most to say the least. Viewing, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after rosary and St. Leander Hall after interment. Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 2002 - Francisco J. Bobian, 63, of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and all who loved him. He retired from the Air Force Academy after 30 years of service. He continued working at SRDA. He loved to watch his nephew's box and enjoyed the time he spent with his brothers, sisters and daughter at the Pups. He also loved his grandson and family so much. Viewing, noon to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after rosary and St. Leander Hall after interment. Family and friends will also be received at 2008 W. 18th prior to services.

Bobian, Jamie Nicole
Jamie Nicole Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Jamie Nicole Bobian, 10, of Pueblo, passed away on July 4, 1998. Born on May 6, 1988, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine Barela - and her niece, Alysa Rodriguez, who passed away with Jamie. Also preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph and Stella Barela, and Joe Bobian. Survived by her father, Bernard Bobian of Pueblo - sister, Lynette Ortega of Pueblo - niece, Emily Sandoval of Pueblo - grandmother, Dorothy Bobian of Walsenburg - aunts and uncles Bobian side, Louise, Pat, Maryann, Helen, Rita, Roy, Fred, Steve, Michael and James - aunts and uncles Barela side, Cathy, Doris, Stella, Jim, Dan, Gene, Lawrence, Dave and Bob. She also leaves the family pet, "Taj," whom she loved dearly. Viewing from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after each service. Donations to the family can be made at First National Bank of Walsenburg. Huerfano World - July 9, 1998 - Jamie Nicole Bobian, 10, of Pueblo, died July 4, 1998. Born May 6, 1988 in Pueblo, she died with her mother, Lorraine Barela and her niece, Alysa Rodriguez. Survivors include: her father, Bernard Bobian, Pueblo; sister, Lynette Ortega, Pueblo; her grandmother, Dorothy Bobian, Walsenburg; niece, aunts and uncles. Vigil rosary Thursday (today) at 7 p.m. and funeral mass Friday at 10 a.m., both from Holy Family Church in Pueblo. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Huerfano World - Tragedy - July 9, 1998 - A Pueblo family's camping trip near Gardner turned to tragedy early Sunday morning when former Huerfano Lorraine Barela, 45, her daughter, Jamie Bobian, 10 and a granddaughter, Alysa Rodriguez, 5 were found dead of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the coroner's office. Jamie's father, Bernard Bobian, 36, was found alive at the same site and flown by Flight for Life from Huerfano Medical Center to Colorado Springs. He is also a former Huerfano and is reported in good condition. Sheriff John Salazar said Deputies Paul Zudar, Dave McCain and Robert Pacheco answered a call to the scene about 7 a.m. Sunday. The three bodies were discovered by Helen Montez, a sister of Bobian. He was rushed to Huerfano Medical Center.

Bobian, Jeanette
Jeanette Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2005 - Jeanette Bobian, 34, of Pueblo, passed away March 4, 2005. Born June 6, 1970, in Pueblo. She is survived by her former spouse, John Garcia; daughters, Mellisa Bobian, Tanya and Gabriella Garcia; parents, Orlando and Ruth Bobian; grandmother, Martha Vialpando; brothers, Mike and Joe Bobian; sisters, Theresa Bobian (Bill), Bernadette (Troy) Pacheco and Charlotte (Joel) Archuletta; nieces and nephews, Brian, Jeremy, Andrew, Sheena, Cassie, Amber, Isaiah, Autumn, Aariyah, Silas and Jake; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Bobian, Joe M.
Joe Merigildo Bobian - Huerfano World - November 18, 1993 - Joe Merigildo Bobian, 69, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 13, 1993 in Stockton, CA, while visiting relatives. Born May 24, 1924 in Walsenburg, he attended school here and at a young age went to work as a farm laborer, a section worker for the railroad, tree digger and other jobs. In 1948, he started work at Furphy Mortuary, later Furphy-Lawson Chapel and now J.M. Antle Funeral Home and continued there for 45 years until his death. He also worked for the City of Walsenburg from 1965 to 1975 as a heavy equipment operator. He married the former Dorothy Baca in Walsenburg on Apr. 13, 1942. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of Eagles Lodge, Walsenburg Golf Association and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Walsenburg; children, Louise Trujillo, Roy Bobian, Pat Martinez, Fred Bobian, Steve Bobian, Mike Bobian and James King, all of Denver, Mary Ann Trujillo and Helen Montez, Walsenburg and Rita Casias and Bernard Bobian, Pueblo; a sister, Adeline Montano, Milliken; four brothers, Roy Bobian and Silvano Bobian, Denver and Narce Bobian and Joe T. Bobian, Stockton; 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Spanish Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (tonight) and funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, both from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Bobian, John Edward
John Edward Bobian - Huerfano World - May 2, 1991 - In Loving Memory of John Edward Bobian who died May 2, 1983 - Verse - Sadly missed by Mom and Dad, Wife, Children, Sisters and Brothers.

Bobian, Juan Rayes
Juan Rayes Bobian - Huerfano World - March 15, 2001 - Juan Rayes Bobian, 87, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord March 12, 2001. He was born December 10, 1913, in Walsenburg to the late Juan and Placida Bobian. He was also preceded in death by his son, Johnny Bobian; brothers, Ernest and Celestino Bobian; sister, Sadie Vigil. Survived by his loving wife, Beatrice Bobian, Walsenburg; children, Linda (Leroy) Sandoval, Walsenburg, Andy (Virginia) Bobian, Pueblo, Inez Trujillo, Walsenburg, Raymond Bobian, Denver, Darlene Bobian, Canon City and Alice Maestas, Denver; 24 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was known as "Grandpa Sunshine." He loved to dance, sing, and spend time with his family and friends. Viewing 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg; vigil rosary, 5:30 p.m. Friday; Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Eagles Hall following interment.

Bobian, Maria
Maria “Lucy” Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2004 - Maria “Lucy” Bobian, 75, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Oct. 20, 2004. Born Oct. 24, 1928, in Gardner, Colo. Survived by special friend and companion, Tony Avalos; sons, Henry (Irene) Bobian Jr., Francisco (Rhonda) Bobian; daughters, Shirley Martinez, Annie (Felix) Hernandez, Evelyn (Luis) Cortes, Diana (Mike) Bobian, Leona Bobian, Carol (Adam) Saiz, Bonnie Garnica, Linda Markley; brothers, Robert Sandoval and Paul Sandoval; sisters, Josephine Pacheco, Donna Foote, Georgia Fuentes; also survived by 81 grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Leander Church. Inurnment, Fort Logan Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Special thanks to hospice staff and all those who took such good care of our dearest mother.

Bobian, Sophie
Sophie Bobian - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2005 - Sophie Bobian, 78, of Westminster, Colo.; beloved mother of Anthony (Lois) Montez, Priscilla (Jacob) Romero, Elaine (Joe "Rusty") Velasquez, Elizabeth (Fares) Cruz, Eleanor (Ray) Martinez and Albert (Nita) Manzanares; and grandmother and great-grandmother. Also survived by a large extended family. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Newcomer West Metro Chapel, Lakewood, Colo.; rosary and funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Wednesday, St. Cajetan Catholic Church, Denver, Colo. Services will conclude at the church.

Bochmann, Emil
Emil Bochmann - Bayfield Blade - December 13, 1912 - Emil Bochmann, 60, a stone-cutter, was shot and killed by Frank Bedford, 30, in front of a boarding house at 510 Grant avenue, Colorado City.

Bocim, Gloria Virginia
Gloria Virginia Bocim - Huerfano World - June 5, 2003 - Gloria Virginia Bocim, 74, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, May 29, 2003. Mrs. Bocim was born on Sept. 8, 1928 in Walsenburg to George and Hofife Hobeika Mavrikos. She had worked as a clerk for Hobeika Clothing Store and the Fallen Angel. She was also an avid bridge player. Mrs. Bocim is survived by her daughter, Nicole Ann Bocim, Walsenburg; a grandson, Nicholas Julian Tomsic, Pueblo; a sister, Bernadette (George) Zanotelli, Portland, OR; an aunt, Esther Hobeika; a cousin, Shirley Hribar; a brother-in-law, Edsel (Nita) Bocim; special friends, Marian Joseph, Norma Lenzotti, Rosalie Ritz, Gerry Harriman and Elsa Fini; nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and friends. At Mrs. Bocim's request, cremation with no services, Almont/Imperial Crematory, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers and foods, donations can be made to Sr. Carol's Senior Outreach Program.

Bocim, Mary A.
Mary A. Bocim - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2000 - Mary A. Bocim left this life on Aug. 20, 2000. She was born July 22, 1909, in Pryor, Colo., to Emma and George Marck. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John F. Bocim; parents, George and Emma Marck; and brother August Marck. Mary is survived by her daughters, Delphine (Robert) Becker of Denver, Colo., and Loretta (Guy) Kennedy of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Ronetta (Mike Falletta), Mike (Reba) Harriman, Mark (Jo Beth) Harriman, all of Pueblo; as well as great-grandchildren, Ashley, Gregory, Kenneth, Nick and Zachary; sisters, Lena Pilati, Denver, Colo., and Ida Larson, Astoria, Ore.; sister-in-law Eva Marck, Pueblo. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and long time friends. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Walsenburg, where services will be held. Visitation, 3 to 7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 am Thursday, Aug. 24, St. Mary Church, Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church of Walsenburg. A special thanks to the Pueblo Fire Department Emergency Response Team and the wonderful nursing staff of Second Floor South, Parkview Hospital, Emergency Trauma Unit, Parkview Hospital, Gerald Van Hemel and Father Mike. Services under direction of: T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 719 543-5611

Bocim, Thomas M. II
Thomas M. Bocim II - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 1997 - Thomas M. Bocim II, passed away Sept. 5, 1997, in an auto accident. Tom is preceded in death by his father, Thomas M. Bocim of Pueblo- grandmothers, Anna Bocim of Walsenburg and Stella Harrison of La Veta. He is survived by children, Parker, Palmer, and Courtney Bocim- mother, Beverly J. Bocim- two sisters, Kim (Leonard) Bocim-Smith and Kelly Bocim, all of Pueblo- and brother, Christopher Bocim of Ft. Wainwright, Alaska- former wife, Sharon Bocim of Colorado Springs- as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Tom was an avid outdoorsman and a 1976 graduate of South High School, who worked as an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad for several years. He was a loving and giving friend to all, and despite many trials and tribulations in Tom's life his determination and effort to make life better for his children and himself is the legacy he will leave behind. Visitation, 1-5 today. , 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both will be held at the Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, La Veta Cemetery following services. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1013 Lake Avenue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a trust fund for Tom's three children through Minnequa Bank in Pueblo. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Bocim, William Thomas
William Thomas Bocim - Huerfano World - May 18, 1995 - William Thomas Bocim, 71, of Freehold Township, NJ, died May 6, 1995 in Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. Born in Walsenburg, he lived in San Diego, CA, and Bellville, NJ, prior to moving to Freehold Township 37 years ago. Mr. Bocim served in the U.S. Navy for 29 years and was retired in 1969 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After service he was an auditor for the Central Jersey Bank, Freehold, was employed by the Monmouth County (NJ) Election Department and was an inspector for the New Jersey Racing Commission. Mr. Bocim was a past president of the Freehold Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Simpson Bocim, Freehold; a son, Richard T. Bocim, Longwood, FL; a daughter, Debra B. Koehler, Honolulu, HI; three brothers, Julian Bocim, Walsenburg, Edsel Bocim, Pueblo and Alvin Bocim, Littleton; and three grandchildren. Funeral service was from the First Presbyterian Church in Freehold Friday. Burial was in Old Tennent Cemetery in Tennent, NJ.

Bock, George
George Bock - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - May 1, 1914 - Eight Militiamen Were Killed Near Walsenburg While Making Charge - By United Press - Denver, April 29 - Gov. Ammons at 1:15 this afternoon received advices that from five to eight men were killed at Walsenburg this morning. He stated that his information was to the effect that the militia under Col. Verdeckberg had made an assault on the position held by the armed strikers on a ridge west of Walsenburg and that five soldiers were instantly killed. Another report is that the commanding officer sent a detachment of ten men to take a section of the entrenched position and that only two came back, having left their comrades dead on the field. The mine officials here say that they were advised that eight soldiers had been killed. The wires are down and communication with the coal fields is only intermittent. By United Press - Trinidad, April 29 - Reports were received here that fighting had ceased at Walsenburg upon the arrival of 150 militiamen to reinforce the troops there. The announcement was made that the strikers would be disarmed, and to this the officials of the miners replied, "The men will surrender their arms and ammunition to the federal soldiers, but not to the mine guards or state militia." The strikers control every mine in the Walsenburg district except the Walsen mine, which is the richest one in the district and which is heavily guarded. They deny that the fatalities were heavy yesterday and say that only two were killed, one of them being Henry Floyd. He left the Walsen mine on a motorcycle and had a woman with him. The militia in operating their machine guns caught Floyd and killed him. The woman was unhurt. At the Forbes mine, five miles from here, firing has been resumed. The operators claim the strikers made an attack on the mine and set fire to the tipple and other buildings. Fort Collins Weekly Courier - May 1, 1914 - Long List of Killed and Wounded at Forbes Mine - Seventeen Known Dead - By United Press - Denver, April 30 - After almost 56 hours of continuous firing a truce has been declared between mine guards, militia and strikers at the Forbes mine near Walsenburg. With the declaration of a truce on Wednesday night at 9 o'clock it was learned that 17 are dead. Nine of these dead are at Forbes and six are seriously wounded. At Walsenburg five are dead in the city, three in the hills and three others severely wounded. The end of the Forbes battle left the mine property a smoking ruin. The men are now awaiting the arrival of the United States cavalry. The second squadron of the 5th cavalry will arrive at noon from Fort Leavenworth and two troops will be sent to Walsenburg by Capt. C. C. Smith, who is in command. The strike leaders promise to lay down their arms and surrender them upon the arrival of the federal troops. It is not known if the strikers will keep the promise. Conditions are such that both sides are ready to resume fighting at Trinidad and Walsenburg. Wednesday's carnage was revenge for the tragedy at the tent colony at Forbes last winter, when the militia knocked down the tents and drove the strikers and their families out. Tuesday night 200 armed strikers left the Gen. Brown camp and marched to the Forbes mine. Superintendent Nichols was on guard with 40 men and several machine guns. Wednesday morning the strikers opened fire. The machine guns kept the men back until the guns became leaded and for three hours the guards fought without their machine guns. They were compelled to flee, and then the strikers took the property and set fire to the buildings. The guards left six dead on the field and three others were located during the night. In the fighting at Walsenburg, Major P. C. Lester of the hospital corps was killed, as well as two strikers and Henry Floyd and George Bock. O. L. Wilmouth of Boulder, Glenn Martin of Longmont and Lieut. Scott were wounded. Col. Verdeckberg with 200 militiamen, with Capt. Swope in charge of the right wing and Capt. Baird on the left, tried to take the strikers' position, which extended over three miles of the hogback ridge. They ran into a terrific fire and were repulsed. It is stated that Donald MacGregor, a newspaper man, had charge of the strikers. Gov. Ammons announced definitely this morning that troops would not be taken out of territory not occupied by the federal troops.

Boddy, John Thomas
John Thomas Boddy - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 11, 2000 - John Thomas Boddy, 75, of Florence died Dec. 30 in Canon City. Services were Jan. 4, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Boddy was born in Walsenburg on July 19, 1924. He married Grace Marie Lundy Boddy, 1947. He served in the Army, 465th Field Artillery Battalion. He worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife for 31 years. Survivors include his wife; daughters Elizabeth Davis and Christine Nicholas, both of Grand Junction, Charlotte Whaley of Phippsburg; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren. Huerfano World - January 20, 2000 - John Thomas Boddy of Florence, a Division of Wildlife fish culturist, died Dec. 30, 1999. He was 75. Born July 19, 1924 in Walsenburg, on Apr. 26, 1947, he married Grace Marie Lundy. Mr. Boddy served with the US Army in the Philippines. He was a member of the Mason Lodge #106 in Yampa, the Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion. He retired from Wildlife after 31 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Grace, Florence; daughters, Elizabeth Davis and Christine Nicholas, both of Grand Junction and Charlotte Whaley, Phippsburg; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Jan. 4 from Horan and McConaty Family Chapel. Burial was in Fort Logan Cemetery.

Boden, Joan Reid
Joan Reid Boden - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 17, 1988 - Joan Reid Boden, 55, of Baton Rouge, La., a former Colorado Springs and Pueblo resident, died Aug. 11 in Baton Rouge. She was an office manager of a Baton Rouge travel agency and certified travel consultant. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Sunset Chapel Mortuary, 3825 Airport Road, with the Rev. Glenn McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Boden was born May 27, 1933, in Colorado Springs. She is survived by her mother, Bernice (Mabe) Reid. Mrs. Boden was preceded in death by her father, Monte Reid. She lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Toronto before moving to Baton Rouge. Mrs. Boden graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo in 1951 and Colorado College in 1955. She was a Methodist. She was married in Rio de Janeiro, to Fred J. Boden, who survives. In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. Boden is survived by two sons, Michael and Christopher Lofstrum; a brother, Stan Reid; and a grandchild.

Bodle, Mertie J.
Mertie J. Bodle - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Mertie J. Bodle, 96, passed away April 8, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Bodle; daughters, Thelma Welchel and Phyllis Hebert. Survived by son, Bob Bodle and family; daughter, Darlene Scott and family; son, Tom (Lucille) Bodle and family; daughter, Patty (Stan) Dodson and family. Also survived by Hank Hebert and family, Scott and Charlene Welchel; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2221 S. Prairie Ave., No. 39 after the services.

Bodle, Wilma Colleen
Wilma Colleen Bodle – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Wilma Colleen Bodle, 72, passed away Oct. 24, 2006. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bodry, Janice E.
Janice E. Bodry - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1998 - Janice E. Bodry, 56, passed away June 16, 1998, in Pueblo. She is survived by her husband, Charlie E. Bodry- her children, Gary (Kathy) Todhunter II, of Oregon, Chuck (Kim) Rhiger of Pueblo, Joyce (Wade) Scroggins of Pueblo, Susan (Jim) Pearson of Pueblo, Brandon (Stacie) Bodry of Pueblo- her brothers, Larry Viles, Dick (Chris) Viles of Pueblo, Lloyd (Terry) Viles of Washington, Don (Cheryl) Viles of Pueblo, Alfred (JoAnn) Viles of Washington- and 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. God saw her getting tired And a cure was not to be So he put his arms around her And whispered Come with me" With tearful eyes we watched her Suffer and fall away Although we couldn't bear to lose her We could not ask her to stay. A golden heart stopped beating Hardworking hands laid to rest God broke our hearts to prove to us That He only takes the best. With love from her family. The family will be receiving friends from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, at 2121 North Drive. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bodycomb, Bertha Mae
Bertha Mae Bodycomb - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2004 - Bertha Mae Bodycomb, 75, passed away March 30, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lillian Walker; brothers, Bill and Chuck Walker. Bertha is survived by her husband of 56 years, Hayden Bodycomb; children, Sherry (Michael Cummings) Stanton, Kathleen (Kevin Archibeque) Akin, David (Debra) Bodycomb; grandchildren, Jarid Akin, Christian Akin, Bret Bodycomb, Bryce Bodycomb and Ian Akin; sister and brother-in-law, Marion (Richard) Chanick. She enjoyed bowling and working in her yard. Bertha was a member of Eastern Star. She was a good mom and home was always the place to always hang out with friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home with interment to follow at Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Bodycomb, Hayden Jr.
Hayden Bodycomb Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2004 - Hayden Bodycomb Jr., 79, passed away July 5, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Hayden and Sadie Bodycomb Sr.; and by his loving wife of 56 years, Bertha, on March 30, 2004. He is survived by his children, Sherry (Michael Cummings) Stanton, Kathleen (Kevin Archibeque) Akin, and David (Debra) Bodycomb; grandchildren, Jarid Akin, Christian Akin, Bret Bodycomb, Bryce Bodycomb and Ian Akin; and sister and brother-in-law, Marion (Richard) Chanick. Hayden enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid sports fan and a die-hard Broncos nut. He loved doing things with his kids and was always there to support their cause. Everywhere Hayden went, he would always find someone to talk to - he never met a stranger. He loved the mountains and spent a lot of time at the cabin in South Fork. Hayden served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for the CF&I Steel Mill, where he retired after 33 years of service. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with inurnment to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Boedecker, Edward A.
Edward A. "Bode" Boedecker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2004 - Edward A. "Bode" Boedecker, 86, born Jan. 31, 1918, passed away Oct. 25, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lois; his children, Edward A. (T.C. Nguyen) Boedecker III, Diane (Terry) Hart and Michelle (Robert) Latka; and son-in-law, Robert Hurley. Grandfather of Andrea and Melissa Ayres and Katie Hart. Also survived by his sister, Margaret Rasmussen. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Suzy Boedecker. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1982, where he worked as a cost accountant. He was a member of BPOE No. 90. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, St. Patrick Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home office.

Boedecker, George N.
George Nicholas Boedecker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2001 - Age 86, longtime resident of Pueblo, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, 2001, surrounded by the comfort of home and family. George was born Sept. 10, 1914. He attended Central High School and Pueblo Junior College. On March 3, 1939, he married Ethel Yoder and they spent 62 wonderful years together. George was employed by CF&I Steel Corporation for 41 years. There he worked as area supervisor in the rail mill-rod mill quality control. He retired in 1977 and then enjoyed traveling and working with stained glass. Mr. Boedecker was a lifetime member of the Elks Club and he attended the Divine Science Church, where he enjoyed working on many projects. His family will remember him as a devoted husband, loving father, a fun-loving, game-playing grandpa, and a kind and faithful friend. George is survived by his beloved wife, Ethel; his son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Helen Boedecker of Anchorage, Alaska. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Brad Boedecker of Anchorage, Alaska, and Janet Boedecker of Bend, Ore. Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Marge and Roy Browder of Montgomery, Ala.; sister-in-law, Ruth Wilks of Brackettville, Texas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and Oleta Yoder of Karval, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. As per his request, his body was donated to Colorado State Anatomical Board. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at the Divine Science Church, with Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, 81004, or the Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt Ave., Pueblo, 81004.

Boedecker, Suzy
Suzy (Z) Boedecker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2003 - Suzy (Z) Boedecker, 51, born April 16, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo., and departed this life April 30, 2003, to begin her celestial adventure. Survived by her husband, Bob Hurley; and her dog, Bridger; parents, Edward and Lois Boedecker; brother, Edward (T.C. Nguyen) Boedecker; sisters, Michelle (Bob) Latka, Diane (Terry) Hart; nieces, Andrea and Melissa Ayres and Katie Hart; numerous loving friends and family. Suzy lived life as an adventurer. She was an environmental activist, humanitarian and teacher to all. The earth was her heir. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the environmental organization of your choice through the funeral home. Memorial Mass, 5 p.m. Sunday, St. Patrick Church. A celebration of her life will follow at 7 p.m. at the Red Barn in La Vista Hills.

Boehle, Virginia Maxine
Virginia Maxine Boehle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2000 - Virginia Maxine Boehle, 81, passed away Feb. 14, 2000, at Parkview hospital. A Pueblo resident for the past 19 years, Mrs. Boehle was born July 31, 1918, in Decatur, Ill. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Bessie Buchard; brothers, Bill, Bob and Ed Buchard; sister, Dorothy Angel; son, Harry Thomas Woolsey Jr.; and good friend, Joe Revetariano. Survived by son, Donald (Earlene) Woolsey, Pueblo; two sisters, Sally Houston Redden and Joann (Bob) Williams, both of Decatur, Ill.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was a bowling enthusiast and had many trophies and awards to her credit. She also enjoyed bingo sessions, crocheting and working the daily crossword puzzles, shopping sprees and spending time with family and friends. At Mrs. Boehle's request, cremation. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Donations should be sent to Pueblo's SRDA, 230 Union Ave., in her memory.

Boehm, Harold M.
Harold M. Boehm - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1998 - Harold M. Boehm, 85, passed away Aug. 13, 1998, after a lengthy illness. Harold served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II and was a 40-year retired CF&I employee. He was also involved in ranching in the Westcliffe area for 25 years. He loved the mountains and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Bertha- a brother- sister- daughter- two sons- and a grandson. He was a loving husband to his wife, Rose, who survives him- and loving father to Richard (Wanda) Boehm, Lorraine (Wes) Gowdy- seven grandchildren- and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, prior to the funeral service to be held at 5 p.m., Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers the family suggests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Harold's memory.

Boehm, Rose L.
Rose L. Boehm - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2005 - Rose L. Boehm, 93, passed away Feb. 17, 2005, after a short illness. Rose retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital with 25 years of service. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ida and Walter; and her husband, Harold; four brothers, two sisters, one daughter, two sons and a grandson. Rose was a very loving mother. She is survived by daughter, Lorraine Roitz; son, Richard (Wanda) Boehm; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and special friend, Jim Blea. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, and funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2005; both will be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Burial follows at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in memory of Rose to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Boelz, George L.
George L. Boelz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 1, 1987 - George L. Boelz passed away June 28, 1987, in Midland, Texas. Survived by his children, Mrs. Mirrilla Bellamy, Pueblo; Mrs. Darlene (James) Berry, Midland, Texas; and Mrs. Wilma (Donald) Kent of Durango. Also survived by two sisters, three brothers, five granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Idella M. Boelz, on June 10, 1982. Born Sept. 13, 1898, in Rice, Minn., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the CF&I Steel Corporation. He moved to Midland in June 1982 after his wife passed away. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Block No. 7 at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Nelson, pastor of Belmont Church of the Nazarene, officiating. The family may be contacted at 1 Brooks Place.

Boerhave, Shirley Carol
Shirley Carol Boerhave - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2003 - Shirley Carol Boerhave, 66, beloved wife and mother, passed away Dec. 5, 2003. Survived by her husband, Glen J. Boerhave, of the family home; children, Greg (Cindy) Boerhave, Pueblo, Alisa Boerhave, Pueblo, Rebekah (Kyle) Leonard, Bozeman, Mont.; brother, Kenneth (Sandra) Wolfswinkel, Forest Glade, Tenn.; grandchildren, Sierra Boerhave, and one to-be; also several other relatives in Iowa. Preceded in death by her parents, Hymen and Alice Wolfswinkel; and siblings, Leo Wolfswinkel and Betty Jane Wolfswinkel. Shirley was born Dec. 24, 1936, in Hull, Iowa. She enjoyed life and was devoted to babysitting her "Little Sweet Pea" Sierra and teaching her bible songs, reading her bible, bowling in the "Wednesday's Morning Glories" at Sunset Bowl, frequent trips to Cripple Creek and tending to her mums. She attended Broadway Christian Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Hal Hartman officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Mexican Missions, through the funeral home.

Boese, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Boese - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1999 - Dorothy E. Boese, 88, formerly of Lamar. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 1999, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Wednesday. Burial in Wiley Cemetery. Memorial contributions to American Heart or American Cancer Society.

Boettcher, Sydney Paige
Sydney Paige Boettcher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2005 - Sydney Paige Boettcher, age 9, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005. She is survived by dad and mom, Ian and Shay Boettcher of Pueblo; sister, Tessa Boettcher, 11 months old; grandparents, Ken (Marsha) Boettcher of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Dave (Lora) Perea of Pueblo; aunts, Allegra Boettcher of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Dawn Perea of Pueblo; cousin, Isaak Irmini of Sunnyvale, Calif.; also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Sydney was a child filled with a zest for life. She was the person in the class who could brighten anyone's day with her vibrant smile and caring personality. She enjoyed school and excelled in all her classes; she was a true joy to have in class. Her passion for sports made her an outstanding athlete. She played flag football, basketball, soccer and tennis. She was taking hip hop dance lessons; and she enjoyed reading, drawing, board games and movies. She was involved in the school choir and drama. Sydney was in the fourth grade at Ben Franklin Elementary School. She was a friend to all students, and will be deeply missed. Sydney made her parents proud; she was a good daughter and loving sister. Things came easily to Sydney, but she was very humble and never gloated. She was a true model for her fellow classmates. Sydney was an inspiration to others. Her loving, caring and giving ways will be missed by all. Her bright smile and confidence always will be remembered. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, followed by the funeral service at 5 p.m., at Praise Assembly of God. Cremation to follow. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the account, "In Memory of Sydney Boettcher," at Southern Colorado National Bank, 3595 Spaulding Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81008.

Bogan, Anna M.
Anna M. Bogan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1977 - Mrs. Anna M. Bogan of 343 East Fifth, Walsenburg, Aug. 13, 1977. Widow of Matt J. Bogan. Mother of Edward Bogan of Concord Calif., Mrs. Helen Reedy of Concord Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Portor of Greeley. Sister of Mrs. Rose Duzenack of Walsenburg. Survived also by 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services St. Mary Church. Wake service 8 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - August 12, 1993 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Anna Bogan who left us sixteen years ago, August 13, 1977. - Verse - Sadly missed and loved by Daughter Margaret and family.

Bogan, Matt
Matt Bogan - Huerfano World - May 17, 1990 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Matt Bogan who left us May 20, 1969. - Verse - Sadly missed by daughter Margaret and family.

Boggess, Ingrid
Ingrid Boggess - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2001 - Ingrid Boggess was born on Nov. 4, 1933, in Landskron, Czechoslovakia, (formerly the German Sudetenland). She was educated and employed in Bamberg, Germany, as an English-German interpreter for the German government. Following a long pen-pal relationship with Marianne Pettit Cardinal, she came to Pueblo in 1959 to see America on a year leave of absence from her work in Germany. She was employed at the First National Bank of Pueblo as an executive secretary where she met her husband. She became a naturalized American citizen in 1964. Predeceased by her parents, Ernst and Anna Schindler. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Jack Boggess; daughter Kirsten (Greg) McLain of Gonzales, Texas; son Kirk (Carol) Boggess of Seguin, Texas; three grandchildren Chelsi, Morgan and Ian McLain of Gonzales; and brother Ernst (Erika) Schindler of Bamberg, Germany. She was a community volunteer. Past president of Pueblo Symphony and Symphony Guild, past president of Pueblo German Club, past president of Assistance League of Pueblo (two terms), and member of National Assistance League. Member of the board, executive committee and fund-raising chairman of the Pueblo Community College Foundation. Recipient of the Sunshine Award from Wake Up With Pueblo for outstanding work to the benefit of the community. Member of Pueblo County Historical Society, the Pueblo Country Club and Rosemount Museum Auxiliary. Past member of PEO, St. Mary-Corwin Auxiliary and the Foundation Board of Parkview Medical Center. Past President of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority and member of Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. She and her husband enjoyed playing golf and dancing until she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at Christ The King Church, 1708 Horseshoe, with Rev. Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. The family will receive friends and relatives following the Mass in the church hall. Private interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorials to either Pueblo Community College Foundation or Assistance League of Pueblo, Ingrid's favorite charities, c/o the funeral home.

Boggs, Beecher A.
Beecher A. "Arnold" Boggs - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2002 - Beecher A. "Arnold" Boggs, 80, went home to the Lord, Nov. 14, just two weeks after his wife Betty. Known as "Gramps" to all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. Born on July 24, 1922, in Johnson County, Ky. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Boggs; and son, Edward. He is survived by children, William (Sharron) Boggs, Bernadette (Bob) Edmunds; grandchildren, Tracy, Trent, Trevor Boggs, and Brian (Ava) Edmunds, Brad (Yolanda) Edmunds, and Traci (Mark) Way; as well as six great-grandchildren, all of Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe during World War II and retired as a crane man from CF&I. He loved hunting and fishing and was well-known for his shooting abilities. Also known for his tinkering - "If it was broken, he could fix it." A simple person, he enjoyed the many little things that life had to offer and will be sadly missed by all who received his loving care and attention. At his request there will be no viewing or services held. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of food or flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association in care of Davis Mortuary.

Boggs, Betty J.
Betty J. Boggs - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2002 - Betty J. Boggs, 77, went home to the Lord Nov. 1, 2002. Known as “Nan” to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loving homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by son, Edward. She is survived by her husband and partner of 58 years, Arnold of the family home. Also by children, William (Sharron) Boggs and Bernadette (Bob) Edmunds; grandchildren, Tracy, Trent and Trevor Boggs and Brian and Brad Edmunds and their families; as well as five great-grandchildren, all of Pueblo. A simple person, she enjoyed the many little things that life had to offer and will be sadly missed by all who received her loving care and attention. At her request, there will be no viewing or services held. The family respectfully requests there be no food or flowers.

Boggs, Denver
Denver Boggs - Yampa Leader - September 7, 1907 - Search is still being made for Denver Boggs, a magazine writer who disappeared from Pueblo a year ago. Foul play is suspected.

Boggs, Howard Lawrence
Howard Lawrence Boggs - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2006 - Howard Lawrence Boggs Howard Lawrence Boggs, age 92, a lifetime resident of Pueblo died June 3, 2006 in Colorado Springs with his family by his side. Howard was born July 27, 1913 in Pueblo, Colo. the eldest son of seven children born to Fredrick and Catherine Boggs. His loving wife, Martha O. Boggs died in 1985. Howard is survived by his youngest brother, John R. Boggs and Alyene Boggs (widow of Robert B. Boggs) both of Denver. Howard was the beloved Uncle of 18 nieces and nephews as well as Grand Uncle to 27. Howard retired in 1978 as a Refrigeration Engineer for the State of Colorado, Colorado State Hospital. He was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army. He took part in five major battles in the European theatre, including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the American Defense Service Medal. In Sept. 2000, he was honored with the Jubilee of Liberty Medal, gift of the French Government. Howard and Martha established an education trust to benefit their 45 nieces and nephews. Howard lived independently in the home he built until just recently. His family acknowledges with great thanks all his home care helpers. Howard was a member of the lunch gang at Mesa Towers and a grateful member of the Visionary Class sponsored by SRDA. His love of learning, interest and attention to local, world, political and financial news endured to the end. Send memorial gifts to the Visionary Class at Pueblo SRDA, 230 N. Union Pueblo, Co. 81003 or John Neumann Catholic School, 2415 E. Orman, Pueblo, Colorado. The Wake and Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary's Cathedral, 26 W. Kiowa, Colo. Springs on June 8, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery, TBD.

Bogner, Howard M.
Howard M. Bogner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1999 - Howard M. Bogner, 70, of 9795 Highway 194, Las Animas, Colo., died accidentally Nov. 9, 1999, at his home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas Interment in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Bogner, Louis N.
Louis N. "Lou" Bogner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2004 - Louis N. "Lou" Bogner, 66, of 1734 Sixth St., Las Animas, Colo., died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, in Las Animas. Lou was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 18, 1937. He moved to Denver, Colo., at the age of 2, and has been a Colorado resident all his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Madeline Bogner; and a sister, Cynthia Christenson. Lou is survived by his wife, Ann, whom he married in 1959; daughters, Linda Balerio (Don) and Karen Foos (Brad); and granddaughters, Ashley and Dayna Balerio and Maggie Foos. Lou graduated from the University of Colorado in 1959 with a Bachelor of Music Education and taught the string program in Durango, Colo., for two years before moving to Las Animas. In 1961, he joined the First National Bank of Las Animas. After leaving the bank in 1982, he did many things, including laying brick, feeding cattle and owning and operating an apartment house. In 1985, he went back to school and became a real estate appraiser, establishing a successful business that he operated until 1995 when he fully retired. Lou was a vibrant person who fully enjoyed every day of his life, and all of his family and friends. He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Las Animas, lieutenant-governor of his Kiwanis District, served as chairman of the Housing Authority Board, and was an active member of the Bent County Sheriff's posse for many years. Lou may be most remembered for his wonderful violin playing. He loved to perform and share his talent and expertise with many people up and down the valley. On almost any summer day he could be seen driving through town with his boat, heading for the lakes for some fishing or out in his yard doing some gardening. Lou fought a valiant battle with cancer for a year, never giving up, but finally lost the battle on April 20, 2004. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Bohac, Edward (Son of)
Baby Son Bohac - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1970 - Baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bohac, 2681 Sherwood, April 28, 1970. Private service and interment. George F. McCarthy Funeral Home

Bohannon, J. M.
J.M. "Bo" Bohannon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2000 - J.M. "Bo" Bohannon went to be with the Lord Feb. 23, 2000. Mr. Bohannon is preceded in death by his first wife, Jackie Bohannon, and his loving mother and father. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jeanette Bohannon; son, Wick (Bernice) Bohannon; three granddaughters, Jackie, Christy and Lynnette; brother, Marion Bohanan; sister, Billie Bohanan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. J.M. was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #9 for 45 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Viewing, 2 p.m. today at Funeral Home. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bohrer, Leslie L.
Leslie L. Bohrer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1997 - Leslie L. Bohrer, 89, of La Junta, died Nov. 2, 1997, in La Junta. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Jon Brandt officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Girch Center.

Bohrer, Thelma L.
Thelma L. Bohrer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1997 - Thelma L. Bohrer, 83, of La Junta, died Nov. 27, 1997. Services, 11 a.m. Monday at the La Junta Baptist Tabernacle with Pastor Jon Brandt officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Girch Center. The Peacocks

Boice, Stella
Stella Boice - Yampa Leader - May 27, 1905 - Actuated by jealousy, Frank E. Cowles shot and killed Miss Stella Boice at Pueblo May 18th, and then shot himself through the head, dying within a few hours. Cowles is said to have been a member of the Order of Railway Conductors, and the girl he shot is reported to have formerly been employed in a dance hall at Cripple Creek.

Boies, James A.
James A. Boies – Huerfano World – November 3, 2005 – Memorial service for James A. Boies. Mr. Boies, 77, of Fruita, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sept. 27, 2005. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel.

Boies, Shari L.
Shari L. Boies - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2002 - Born Jan. 12, 1938, Grand Rapids, Minn., and died Dec. 30, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Sharon Louise Boies (Shari) is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, William T. Boies (Bill); five children, Mark Thomas (wife Beverly), Peter Samuel (wife Tracy), Kaye Marie (husband Morris Kakuda), Margaret Ann (husband Mark Lucero) and Aimee Lynn (fiancé Kevin Perry); six grandchildren, Cody Andrew, Jeffrey William, Samantha Michelle, Madison Akimi, Syndey Harumi and Ethan Leo; Shari's cherished sisters and brother, Marilyn "Mimi" Akre (husband Gary), Peggy Stabe, Bill Miller (wife Margie), Barbara Card and Kathleen Mattson. Shari leaves a long list of dear friends, especially Judy and Reynold Ebach. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows, followed by cremation. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Shari L. Boies to the Boies Memorial Education Trust Fund, through the funeral home office.

Boies, William Thomas
William "Bill" Thomas Boies - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - William "Bill" Thomas Boies, affectionately known as B3D, born May 1, 1937, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, passed away June 23, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Shari L. Boies in 2001. Bill is survived by his children, Mark Thomas (Beverly), Peter Samuel (Tracy), Kaye Marie (Morris) Kakuda, Margaret Ann (Mark) Lucero, and Aimee Lynn (Kevin) Perry; grandchildren, Cody Andrew, Jeffrey William, Samantha Michelle, Madison Akimi, Sydney Harumi, Asha Natsumi-Sharon, Ethan Leo, and Gavin Samuel; and sisters, Peggy (Kent) Kilen, Sandy Nelson. Bill was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, followed by cremation and a private inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill to “The Boies Memorial Education Trust Fund” through the funeral home.

Boitz, Anna H.; Warren, Rebecca A.
Anna H. Boitz, and Rebecca A. Warren - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2001 - Anna H. Boitz, 90, and Rebecca A. Warren, 54, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 26, 2001 in Pueblo, Colo. Anna was born Sept. 29, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Johanna Strauss. Rebecca was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., to Rudolph and Anna Boitz. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 49 years, Rudolph Boitz; brothers, Rudolph and John, and sisters, Dolly Vancas and Mary Strucel. Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Anna Boitz. Anna is survived by her son, Rudolph (Donna) Boitz; brother, Fred (Josephine) Strauss; son-in-law, Kenneth Warren; grandchildren, Jacklyn (Danny) Bruce, Kimberly (Adam) McClure, and Benjamin and Kenneth Scott Warren. Also survived by great-grandson, Colton McClure. Rebecca is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Kenneth Warren; children, Kimberly (Adam) McClure, Benjamin and Kenneth Scott Warren; stepdaughter, Shannon (Scott) Bethel; and grandsons, Colton McClure and Joshua Bethel. Anna was a member of the Senior Resource Development Agency, Daughters of Isabella, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Western Slovanic Association, COPE Women's Auxiliary of CF&I, Altar Society of St. Francis Xavier Church and Mother Cabrini Lodge-Italian. Rebecca was a member of COPE Women's Auxiliary of CF&I, and was a teacher aide for Pueblo County Head Start. Visitation, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to ACOVA or Pueblo County 4-H Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Boitz, Edward Joseph Sr.
Edward Joseph Boitz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2006 - Edward Joseph Boitz Sr., age 76, passed away on Jan. 11, 2006. Only child of Joseph Boitz and Janie Kapel Yaklich. Nephew to Stephanie Wells, Louis Kapel, Frances Tomsick, Anthony Kapel, William Zele, Rose Volk. Nephew to Frank Boitz, Elsie Oreskovich, Stanley Boitz, Charles Boitz and frances juliano. Cousin of Terry Sue Borbely and Robert Oreskovich. Husband to Marian Cheeseman; and father of Edward Boitz Jr., Karen Clark and Roxanne Boitz-Wickstrand. Grandfather of Jesse Mexia, Jennifer Barranti and Harley Boitz. Great-grandfather of Madison Barranti. Private viewing for family only from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home, followed by cremation and burial at sea.

Boitz, Willie A.
Mrs. Willie A. Boitz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1986 - Mrs. Willie A. Boitz passed away unexpectedly April 25, 1986. Mother of Mrs. Rose (James) Garner and John (Kathryn) Connors, Pueblo; grandmother of Ed Garner and Kelly Connors, both of Pueblo, John and Chuck Connors, Dallas, Texas, Jim Connors, Colorado Springs, and Rod Garner, Guam; sister of Carlis Loftis, Mrs. Elsie (Don) Griffin, Mrs. Opal (Hugo) Engelbrecht, Esther Young, Mrs. Marie (Leland) Ross, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Evalina (Leo) Rhoades, Waldport, Ore. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Boitz Jr., on July 30, 1969; mother, Mrs. Flora Woods, and father, Bedford Loftis. She was born on Nov. 2, 1910, in Gainesboro, Tenn., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth A. Fineran, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 508 Veta.



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