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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Book, Charles O.
Charles O. Book - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2003 - Charles O. Book, age 83 passed away September 24, 2003 at the Simla Good Samaritan Center. He is survived by his wife, Shirley M. (Murphy) Book; three sons, Allan, Rick, and Terry Book; one daughter, Connie Roseman. Funeral Services will be 2pm Friday, September 26, 2003, Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 North Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Book, Claude William Sr.
Claude William Book Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2000 - Claude William Book, Sr., 72, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 4, 2000. Claude was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Yoder, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ancel and Ada Book; son, Arnold Eugene; two brothers, Elmer and Willis; two sisters, Edna and Ruby; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Ida Kuhlman. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edna; daughter, Rose (Jeff) Bartleson, Pueblo; sons, Henry Dean (Sherry) Book of Erie, Colo., Ron (Cheri) Book and Bill (Silvia) Book of Pueblo; as well as six grandchildren, Curtis (Kenna) Simpson, Pueblo, Michael (Jamie) Simpson, Omaha, Neb., Todd (Lona) Book, Sterling, Sheree (Jeff) Fair, Pueblo, Stacy Book and Kimberly Book, Pueblo; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Albertson, Colorado Springs, and Fern Standley, Azusa, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Claude was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church for 20 years and was a veteran of service, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Thacker Brothers Trucking for many years and then was Warehouse Supervisor at Sears & Roebuck for 10 years before retiring in 1974. Mr. Book had a great love for sports; he enjoyed football, baseball, basketball, softball and was always there to support his children and grandchildren as they participated in various events. Visitation at the funeral home from noon-7 p.m. Thursday. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at King of Kings Lutheran Church with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Group, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004 in memory of Mr. Book.

Book, Dixie
Dixie Book - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1998 - Dixie Book. Graveside, 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, Calhan, Colo., cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Book, Gordon J.
Gordon J. Book - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2004 - Gordon J. Book, 92, passed away May 2, 2004. Survived by his wife, Beulah E. Book; children, Larry (Kathy) Book of Raton, N.M., Kay (Rudy) Gasser of Phoenix, Ariz., Ron (Marti) Book of Gypsum, Colo., and Susan Omlin of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gordon was born to Noah and Grace Book on Sept. 28, 1911, in Stockton, Kan. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Rifle Association through the funeral home.

Book, Shirley M.
Shirley M. Book - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 21, 2006 - Shirley M. Book, 80, passed away in Pueblo on November 18, 2006 with part of her large family at her side and the remainder in her thoughts. Her husband of 56 years, Charles O. Book, preceded her in death. She is survived by her four children, Allan (Judy) Book of Simla, Connie Roseman of Anchorage, AK, Rick (Chris) Book of Loveland, and Terry (Marikate) Book of Pueblo; nine grandchildren Richard (Shanon), Greg (Sharonda), Kenny (Sharla), Scott, Bryce, Jessen (Niki), Adam, Jake, and Nicole; seven great-grandchildren Courtney, Brenna, Brandon, Taryn, Rhiannon, Aidan and Aldan; her brother Kent (Thelma) Murphy, two sisters Joan (Vern) Schmeiser and Peggy (Bob) Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. She had a great sense of humor and family always came first. While her children were growing up she was very active in the Rush community where she lived nearly all her life. Family get togethers were always special because she was a great cook and enjoyed talking to everyone. She will be missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Funeral service at 11:00 AM, November 22, 2006 at Swan-Law Chapel, 501 North Cascade, Colorado Springs with internment following at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Odyssey Health Care Hospice of Colorado Springs, the Rush Volunteer Fire Department, or the charity of your choice.

Booker, Deborah
Deborah Booker - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2005 - Deborah Booker, 48. Survived by her son, Derek (Stacy) Booker; sister, Diana Vigil; brother, Steve Williams; and father, F.J. Campbell. Preceded in death by her son, Justin Booker; and mother, Marie Campbell. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Fellowship of the Rockies. Scattering of the ashes, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, same location.

Booker, Justin
Justin Booker - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2002 - Justin Booker, 25, left us on Oct. 18, 2002. Sadly missed by mother, Deb; brother, Derek; numerous grandparents, relatives, friends; and fiancé, Lindsey Cordova. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Justin's memory, directed through the funeral home.

Bookhamer, Rose Pauline
Rose Pauline Bookhamer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2001 - Rose Pauline Bookhamer, 75, departed this life April 2, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Bookhamer was born June 17, 1925, to Juan and Carolyn Martin. They both preceded her in death, as well as her husband, Virgle Bookhamer; two sons, Ronnie Bookhamer and Richard Martinez; a daughter, Rosalee Bookhamer; two grandchildren, Richard Bookhamer and Billy Ochs; three brothers, Emmett, Benny and Andy Martinez; and a sister, Lucille Martinez. Survived by her children, Neva Christianson, Robert (Rhonda) Bookhamer, Sharon (Paul) Kralik, Sally Jackson, Barbara (David) Garcia, Doug (Sue) Bookhamer, David (Jolene) Bookhamer, Joe (Lou) Bookhamer, Virgil Lee (Janet) Bookhamer; grandchildren, Nicolle (Greg) Bookhamer Smith, Shannon (Adam Valdez) Apodaca, Tona (Grant) Reynolds, Sally gray, David Bookhamer, Sharon (Al) Salas, Vickie (Dan) Settle, Brian (Melody) Ochs, Barbara Padilla, Paula (Walt) Williams, David Garcia Jr., Ramona Garcia, Mark Ochs; great-grandchildren, R.J. Bookhamer Smith, Destinee, Jaimee, Jeremy Phillips, Michael Apodaca, Anjelica and Aaliah Reynolds, Mikayla Hall, Richard Salas, Daniel, Debra, Dakota Settle, Malette, Terrell, Anthony, Christopher Gray; three sisters, Antonia Taylor, Dolly Frances, Theresa Meadows; one brother, Anthony Martinez Sr.; nieces and nephews, April (Mario) Vargas, Debra (Eddie) Gumas, Helen (Ruben) Martinez, David (Isabelle) Martinez Sr., Anthony (Aurora) Martinez Jr., Mini (Walter) Proutt, Kathy Taylor, Mike Taylor; godchildren, Frankie Trujillo, Tona Reynolds, Bobby Chavez; one aunt, Margerette Sandoval; special friends, Jeremy Phillips, Frank Martinez, Mike, Alicia, Isaiah Tannahill. The Bookhamer family would like to thank the St. Mary-Corwin hospital medical staff, housekeepers and her doctors for the loving care given. At Mrs. Bookhamer's request, cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel.

Bookout, Sara Gabrielle
Sara Gabrielle Bookout - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2004 - Sara Gabrielle Bookout, infant daughter of Gary and Antonnette Bookout, passed away Feb. 27, 2004. She is preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Octavio Rivas Sr. She is survived by her sister, Samantha Salas; and her brothers, Jacob and Jeremy Bookout; her grandmothers, Margaret Rivas and Anita Bookout, both of Pueblo; grandfathers, Ruben Vega, Denver, and Raymond Bookout, Wichita Falls, Texas; aunt, Stephanie Rivas; uncle, Mike (Angela) Bookout; and great-grandmother Julia Rivas, Pueblo. There will be a memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Bookout, Shirley M.
Shirley M. Bookout – Pueblo Chieftain – September 27, 2006 - Shirley M. Bookout, 64, born Sept. 22, 1942, passed away Sept. 24, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Vgorn and Juanita Vanaas. Survived by her husband, Duane Bookout; stepchildren, Stephen (Jennifer) Bookout and Terry (Tim) Adams; sister, Linda (Robert) Quintana; brother, Jerry (Yvonne) Vanaas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Shirley moved to Colorado City 12 years ago from Modesto, Calif. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, followed by cremation.

Boone, Mary Ann
Mrs. Mary Ann Randall Boone - Huerfano World - September 24, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1909: Died, Mrs. Mary Ann Randall Boone, 86, the mother of Mrs. Conrad Unfug. She came to Colorado in 1860 with her husband, Van Daniel Boone, the grandson of Daniel Boone. [Editor's Note: Mary Ann Boone died September 18, 1909. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, September 23, 1909, Page 1, and World Independent, September 25, 1909, Page 1.]

Boone, Mary D.
Mary D. Boone - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 2, 1879 - At Booneville, on December 22nd, Mary D., infant daughter of A.G. and S. H. Boone.

Boone, Mary Sophia
Mary Sophia Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 24, 2001. Private burial with a memorial service to be held at a later date. [No additional information available.]

Boone, Ruth V.
Ruth V. Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2001 - Ruth V. Boone, 91, of Pueblo, went to her heavenly home on July 17, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Willis Earl Boone, in 1962. Survived by her only child, Dale L. Boone of Pueblo. Ruth was born on April 2, 1910, and reared in Lawrence, Neb. She moved to Hastings, Neb., in 1931 where she started her career at the State Hospital in Hastings. Ruth was married in 1937 and moved to Pueblo in 1938. She began her work at the Colorado State Hospital in 1941 and retired in 1971. Ruth enjoyed traveling and attending numerous Volksmarching (walking events) throughout Colorado. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Boone, Van Daniel
Van Daniel Boone – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 9, 1871 – Died at Booneville, March 4th, 1871, of pneumonia, Van Daniel Boone, Esq., aged 57 years.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 9, 1871 – Death of Van Boone. – In our obituary will be found a notice of the death of Van Daniel Boone, which will be read by the large circle of his friends with profound sorrow.  The deceased was born in Howard county, Missouri, to which State his father, a son of the celebrated Daniel Boone, of Kentucky, removed we believe in 1800.  The subject of this memoir moved from Howard county to Jackson county, Missouri, and thence in 1860 to Colorado.  From the time of his arrival until his sudden death his home was at Booneville, where his life was uneventful for the stirring times in which he settled there.  The symptoms of pneumonia, which proved fatal, set in five days before his death, and though everything was done that medical skill could devise, he never rallied, and died on the 4th inst.  The kindness and geniality of his character had endeared him to all who called him friend, and by them his loss will be severely felt.  The funeral took place on Monday, at the Pueblo burial ground. Boulder County News - March 15, 1871 - Van Daniel Boone, a grandson of old Daniel Boone of the pioneer of Kentucky, died at Boonville, near Pueblo, the 6th inst.  

Boosinger, J. C.
J. C. Boosinger - Wray Gazette - February 17, 1905 - J. C. Boosinger, the Pueblo engineer who was injured in a Denver & Rio Grande collision near Portland, in Fremont County, some months since, died in the Salida hospital on the 13th inst.

Booth, Annie M.
Annie M. Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1986 - Mrs. Annie M. Booth passed away in Pueblo, Oct. 15, 1986. She was born in Wynnewood, Okla., Aug. 24, 1899, and is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Opal (John) Bosco, Pueblo; Mrs. Anita Beyer, Seguin, Texas; Mrs. Dorothy Harris, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Bobbie (Morris) Lewis, Lakewood; stepson, James (Berta) Booth, San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, two sisters-in-law, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the Church of Christ, Broadway and Orman, conducted by Evangelist Bill Driver. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Booth, Frieda N.
Frieda N. Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2001 - Frieda N. Booth, 79, passed away Dec. 4, 2001. Survived by her children, Sharon Oldham, Pagosa Springs, Colo., Irene Price, Pueblo, Darrell Nance, San Jose, Calif., and Edward Caldwell, Branson, Mo. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Booth, George
George Booth – Durango Democrat – December 21, 1909 – George Booth Dead – George Booth, an old-time passenger conductor of the Fourth division of the Rio Grande, died in his room, in the upstairs of the Masonic block in Alamosa, between the hours of 4 and 5 p.m., Wednesday. Death was due to a bad cold which Booth had contracted in Denver the early part of the week. George went to Denver last week to visit with his young daughter, Mildred. He returned to Alamosa Tuesday morning feeling the effects of the all-night ride of 250 miles. He complained Tuesday to some of his intimate friends of not feeling well and they advised him to call a doctor. He remained in bed all day Wednesday and about 4 o'clock Charley Collison, who occupied a room near where Booth roomed, told George Shone that Booth was in a bad shape. Mr. Shone immediately went to see Booth but all suggestions offered in regard to medicine were refused, as Booth thought he would be all right in a few hours. He died within half an hour after Mr. Shone left. George Booth came to Alamosa along with Supt. Cole Lydon, in '83. He worked in the superintendent's office a year or two and then went to breaking. Being a first-class railroad man, and praised very highly by Superintendent Lydon, he was soon promoted to conductor of freight trains and later became a passenger conductor. For years he ran out of Alamosa to Durango, Creede and La Veta. When the broad gauge was built over the now Veta pass he took the broad gauge run to Pueblo, holding it until he severed his connection with the Rio Grande three years ago last April. He left here in April, 1906, going to Nevada, Old Mexico and other places, returning to Alamosa ten months ago, since which time, owing to bad health, he has worked but little. He married Miss Dunn of Alamosa about fifteen years ago. Mrs. Booth died in Denver last April. Mildred, a daughter about ten years old, lives in Denver and attends school. George Booth was a member of the Masonic order, belonging to Alamosa Lodge No. 44, also to Rio Grande, Del Norte Commandry No. 15, and to San Luis Valley Chapter No. 18. He was born in England and at the time of his death was 48 years old. Booth came to the United States when 14 years of age. His parents were Episcopal people, one of his brothers being a minister of that denomination. Frank Edmisten went to Denver Wednesday night after the little daughter in order that she might see her dead father and attend the funeral. They came in Friday morning. The funeral was held Friday afternoon, public services being held in the Masonic lodge after which Masonic services were performed and the body taken to the grave. – Alamosa Courier.

Booth, J. W.
J. W. Booth – Eagle County Blade – May 19, 1904 – A Pueblo dispatch of May 10th says: J. W. Booth, one of the oldest pioneers of Pueblo and founder of Golden, Colorado, died at his home in this city, 2120 Greenwood street, at 9 o'clock this morning from Bright's disease.  Mr. Booth was one of the earliest settlers, a pioneer of the Cripple Creek district and the oldest member of the First Methodist church in this city.  He was a member of the M. E. church for fifty-one consecutive years.

Booth, Juan Bautista
Juan Bautista Booth – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 20, 1869 – Died at Trinidad, Colorado Territory, on the 6th inst., Juan Bautista, son of E. E. Booth and Mary Velarde.

Booth, Lillian
Lillian Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1986 - Lillian Booth of Canon City, Oct. 23, 1986. Mother of Alta V. (Leslie) Denton, La Veta; and Lloyd V. (Mary) Booth, Independence, Mo. Survived also by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her children, Mrs. Booth also raised James V. White of Fremont, Neb.; who survives her. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, La Veta Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mark Anderson. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. Those who wish may send contributions to the Bethesda Care Center, Canon City.

Booth, Lloyd H.
Lloyd H. Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1980 - Lloyd H. Booth, November 19, 1980, late of Florence Veterans Home, formerly of La Veta. Husband of Mrs. Lillian Booth, Canon City Bethesda Care Center; father of Mrs. Alta Denton, La Veta, and Lloyd Booth, Independence, Mo.; and brother of Donald Booth, Coldwater, Kan., Mrs. Mildred Wortman, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Lucille Roux, Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Aelzine Ray, Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Bonnie Patten, Hutchinson, Kan. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and aunts, nieces and nephews. Service 2 p.m. Friday, La Veta Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Anderson and the Rev. Vic Johnson officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.***** Lloyd Booth - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1980 - Funeral service for Lloyd Booth of Florence Veterans Home, formerly of La Veta, will be held at 2 p.m today at La Veta Baptist Church. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Booth died Nov. 18, 1980, at Denver Veterans Hospital. He was born Jan. 18, 1896, in Kiowa County, Kan., and moved to Del Norte at the age of 13. After serving in World War 1, he farmed in Kansas until moving to La Veta in 1936. Booth served about 20 years as a water commissioner on the Huerfano River and worked as a carpenter before retiring. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Booth of Bethesda Care Center, in Canon City; a son, Lloyd Booth of Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Alta Denton of La Veta; a brother, three sisters, a half-sister, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Borbely, Miklos
Miklos Borbely - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 1999 - Miklos Borbely, 58, passed away March 4, 1999. Survived by his wife, Terry Borbely- mother-in-law, Mary Kapel- and three brothers and one sister in Hungary. Mr. Borbely was retired from CF&I Steel Industry. Cremation, Almont Crematory. A private family service will be held.

Borck, Steven
Steven Borck - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2003 - Steven Borck, 49, passed away Jan. 21, 2003. Survived by his wife, Penny; daughter, Hannah; stepchildren, Michael, Marlaina, Andrew, Leon; granddaughter, Lillyanna; parents, Gerhard and Ursula Borck; brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Borck, Peter (Lissa) Borck; and numerous other family and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of choice in his memory.

Borden, Randy
Randy Borden - Huerfano World - May 19, 1994 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of my brother Randy Borden whom God called home April 23, 1994. - Verse - Sadly missed by your sister Theresa Borden.

Borders, B. W.
B. W. Borders - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 3, 1923 - Pueblo - B. W. Borders, Undercliffe rancher, died here as a result of injuries received in a fight with John Elwell, a neighbor. Borders is said to have been struck on the head with a shovel as the culmination of a quarrel over irrigation water.

Borelli, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie” Borelli - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1986 - Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie” Borelli, 97, of Holly, died April 28, 1986, at Holly Nursing Care Center. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Holly. Rosary/scripture service, 7:30 p.m. today. Burial, Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel.

Boreson, Charlotte O.
Charlotte O. Boreson – Pueblo Chieftain – September 09, 2006 - Charlotte O. Boreson passed away Sept. 4, 2006, in Pueblo. Charlotte was born Feb. 14, 1917, in Baldwin, Wisc., to Martin and Emma Ostby. She was employed as a Secretary to the Bishop of the former Southwestern Minnesota District of the American Lutheran Church from 1961 until 1982 before retiring and moving to Alamosa and then to Pueblo in 2001. In Alamosa, she was a volunteer in the bereavement program of Hospice del Valle for over 10 years. Charlotte was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Allen; and her brother, James. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Josie Boreson of Pueblo; grandsons, Stephen Stormer and Michael Boreson; and five nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Hospice del Valle, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the King of Kings Lutheran Church.

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

Borgstedt, Carol J.
Carol J. Borgstedt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2004 - Carol J. Borgstedt, 71, went to be with the Lord in her home Oct. 12, 2004. Born June 29, 1933, in Hanover, Ill., to Oral and Alice Kaufman, who preceded her. Survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Robert D. Borgstedt; children, Jo Lana (Ken) Sopel, Jo Elyn (Will) McConnell, Carolyn (David) Maguffee, Robert D. Borgstedt Jr., Kellie Borgstedt, Karen (Dale) Spory, Jodi Borgstedt; 11 grandchildren; sister, Norma (Phillip) Ferguson. Carol worked in the nursing profession since her graduation from Mercy School of Nursing in 1954, until her retirement from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1996. Carol loved flowers and plants, cats, dogs, and other animals and going to garage sales. She loved going to church with her daughter, Jodi, visiting friends, and volunteering time for others. She was a very boisterous fan at Centennial sports' functions involving her kids and later, her grandkids in Canon City. She loved riding on their Harley and was a life member of Harley Owners Group "Hog" and Ladies of Harley. Per her request, no visitation. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Borgwardt, Donald Albert
Donald Albert Borgwardt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1999 - Donald A. Borgwardt, 75, passed away Dec. 28, 1999, in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Gazette - January 6, 2000 - Mr. Donald Albert Borgwardt, 75, a Colorado Springs resident, died Dec. 28, 1999, at a Pueblo hospital. He retired as head of security at GE Medical Systems in Pewaukee, Wis., and served as chairman of residential council at Senior Salvation Army Residence. He was a pharmacist's mate in the South Pacific while serving in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. Mr. Borgwardt was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Milwaukee. He is survived by three daughters, Susan Bricco, Jane Hilton and Debra Krueger; his former wife, Barbara; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Silvercrest Senior Residence, 904 Yuma St. Inurnment will be at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Bend, Wis. Montgomery and Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, (719) 542-1552, is handling local arrangements.

Borinsky, Bonnie
Bonnie Borinsky - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2004 - Bonnie Borinsky. Born in Hutchison, Kan., in 1924, she lost her courageous battle with cancer on March 16, 2004. Wife of the late Bob Borinsky. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, she will be forever in the memories of those who loved her most. Survived by her children, Terry (Terri Jean) Brice-Nash, Melanie (Jeff) Osterman, Cheri Zanotelli and Barbi Ianne (Tom Garcia); grandchildren, Clark Brice-Nash, Dale Brice-Nash, Alison Pineda, Paige Brand, Talia and Gio Zanotelli, Russell Ianne, Sage Elizabeth Garcia, numerous nieces, nephews, their families, great-grandchildren; her longtime friend, Lucille Rike; and dearest friend, Yvette Elgart. A successful businesswoman, who owned and operated The Brass Ring with her daughter Barbi, her artistic talent was apparent in every aspect of her life. Bonnie loved life, her family, her friends, her garden and her special pets. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the wonderful staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Dr. Joel Ohlsen. Funeral service to be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow immediately. There will be a luncheon reception at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. In lieu of flowers and food, Bonnie's wishes were for donations, in her memory, to go to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Pueblo Animal Shelter.

Borinsky, Robert J.
Robert J. Borinsky - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1998 - Robert J. Borinsky, lifetime Pueblo resident and prominent Pueblo businessman, passed away unexpectedly at his home July 18, 1998. Mr. Borinsky was a graduate of Centennial High School, class of 1943. Veteran of U.S. Army World War II. Co-owner of the Brass Ring with his wife, Bonnie- and daughter, Barbi. Member of United Hebrew Center, past member B'nai B'rith Lodge, and BPOE Lodge No. 90. Survived by wife, Bonnie- three daughters, Melanie (Jeff) Osterman, Cheri (John) Zanotelli, Barbi (Tony) Ianne- and stepson, Terry (Terri) Brice-Nash, all of Pueblo- two sisters, Rose Kark, Pueblo, and Ann Leiser, Denver. Also survived by seven grandchildren- several great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with Rabbi Abe Raich officiating. Interment, B'nai Jacob Cemetery. Those who wish may make a contribution to the Animal Welfare and Protection Society, through the funeral home office.

Borland, Helen L.
Helen L. Borland - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2002 - Helen L. Borland, 91, formerly of Yuma, passed away July 14, 2002, in Pueblo. Helen was born July 12, 1911, in Washington County to Andrew and Mary Ann Kroger. She graduate from Otis High School. She was a licensed Practical Nurse and worked at the Weld County Nursing Home in Greeley for many years and Yuma Life Care Center in Yuma. Preceding her death was daughter Betty Jean; husbands, Bose Hayes and Irvin Borland; brothers Joseph, Arthur and Andrew Kroger; sisters Marie Dunn, Mable Leachman, Alice Hahn, Ida Kitchin, Rachel Hayes and Naomi Crouch. Daughters, Bebe (Roy) Hayes, Pueblo and Julie (Dietmar) Kuehn, Fort Collins, survive her. Also seven grandchildren: Dale, Randall, Daniel, Kevin, Dustin Hayes, Brenda Gomez, and Robert Dell and fourteen great-grandchildren. And numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Helen was a good wife, mother, grandmother and dedicated nurse. She now lives with her Lord and Master. Services will be held in Yuma, CO., Wednesday, July 17, 2002, and burial will be in the Otis cemetery.

Borland, William Henry Sr.
William Henry Borland Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - William Henry Borland Sr., 78, born Oct. 21, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pa., died Aug. 6, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo., after a six-month illness. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy; their three children, William H. Borland Jr. of Leonardtown, Md., Glenn Borland of San Diego, Calif., and Charlet Ann Parker of Taylorstown, Pa.; five grandchildren; brother, David Borland of Lewistown, Pa.; and sister, Christine Borland of Morningside, Pa. Mr. Borland received his Master's Degree in education in 1953 from the University of Pittsburgh. He served as a flight engineer for the B-24 bomber during World War II for four years, receiving several medals, including the Purple Heart, EAME ribbon with four Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Borland was self-employed for 20 years, building commercial industrial displays and is best known for his design of the Unisphere built for the New York World's Fair and the display model of the Colorado National Guard Training Facility at Fort Carson, Colo. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors presented by Fort Carson. Contributions may be made to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, 1008 Minnequa Ave., No. 1512, Pueblo, 81004 in his memory.

Born, Hasso-Olaf
Hasso-Olaf Born - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2006 - Hasso-Olaf Born, 57, passed away Jan. 24, 2006, in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Bornschein, Stella Mae
Stella Mae Bornschein - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1987 - Stella Mae Bornschein, Aug. 8, 1987. Wife of Wesley Bornschein, who passed away Dec. 10, 1973. Mother of Evelyn Goth, Springfield, Ill., Anna Mae Tobey, Canon City, Pauline Vogel, Rose Marie Shinall, Dorothy Gallejos, Josephine Cooper and Dolores Pelcher, all of Denver. Also survived by several stepchildren, 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1964 and was a member of Fair Valley Christian Church in Denver. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. W. Lloyd Smith. Please omit flowers; friends who wish may contribute to the memorial fund of their choice.

Borrego, Benito
Benito Borrego - Basalt Journal - September 8, 1906 - At the inquest into the death of Benito Borrego, who was killed at El Moro by a Denver & Rio Grande engine, a verdict was returned by the jury stating that the death of the man was due to the negligence of Pietro Polindie, who was driving the wagon at the time of the accident.

Borrego, Carmelita
Carmelita Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1987 - Carmelita Borrego of 1919 Cedar, Oct. 24, 1987. Wife of Solomon Borrego. Mother of Jo (Viola) Borrego and Dr. Richard Borrego, both of Denver; Betty (David) Stevens, Grand Junction; a Eva Guinn, Pueblo; Grandmother of Richard Chad Borrego, Casimiro Alonzo Borrego, Crystal Nieve Borrego, Carmen Marie Borrego, Eddie Charles Borrego and Richard James Guinn. Survived also by three sisters and one brother, numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son Edward Borrego, and one sister. A member of St. Francis Xavier parish, Mrs. Borrego retired from Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At Mrs. Borrego's request, there will be private services and no viewing. Memorials may be made in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and the Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office.

Borrego, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1975 - Charles Edward Borrego, Graveside services 2 p.m. Monday at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 1919 Cedar.

Borrego, Mary C.
Mary C. Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2002 - Mary C. Borrego, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 1, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Kate Cisneros; brothers, Ramos Cisneros, David Cisneros and Ralph Cisneros; sisters, Rose Abeyta and Mabel Cisneros. Survived by her loving husband, Salvadore Borrego; daughters, Charlotte (Thomas) Mayen, Granada Hills, Calif., Sharon (Porfirio) Flores and Beverly (Phillip) Gonzales, Pueblo; brother, Savino (Nellie) Bravo; uncle, Julian Maes; special niece, Loretta (Ken) Maldonado and family; grandchildren, Richard Robles, Maria Monica (Adam) Valdez, Michael (Yani) Flores and Carlos Flores; and great-grandchildren, Adam J. and Charlie Valdez and Abigail Flores. She loved cooking, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Salvadore celebrated their 52nd anniversary on Feb. 25; they were married in Walsenburg in 1950. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Romero Chapel and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday at St. Leander Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after burial.

Borrego, Mary H.
Mary H. Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Age 88, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 14, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Julian Borrego; and sister, Victoria Lucero. Survived by her son, Adolph (Juanita) Borrego, Pueblo; daughter, Helen (Bob) Martinez, Pueblo; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, and funeral service to follow at 5 p.m., both at Romero Chapel. The Rev. Leonard Racki to officiate. Cremation to follow.

Borrego, Monico
Monico Borrego - September 21, 2000 - Monico Borrego of Denver, a wholesale meat cutter, died Sept. 9. He was 85. A Mass was Sept. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was in Olinger Highland Cemetery. He was born April 13, 1915, in Walsenburg. His wife, Corrine M. Muniz, preceded him in death. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is survived by three sons, Gerald, Gabriel and Kenneth, all of Denver; a daughter, Monica B. Armijo, Denver; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Borrego, Ramon Joe
Ramon Joe Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2003 - Ramon Joe Borrego, 86, born Aug. 31, 1917, in Gulnare, Colo., to Chrisensio and Rosenda Borrego, passed away April 28, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Julia Cruz Borrego; son, Augustine Borrego; brothers, Ernest Borrego and Alvin Borrego; and sisters, Margaret Martinez and Mary E. Vigil. Survived by his children, Viola Borrego, David Borrego, Ralph Borrego and Leroy Borrego; grandchildren, David Borrego Jr., Renee Borrego, Timothy Borrego, Brandon Lee Borrego, Bruce Chavez and Celeste Chavez-Abeyta. Also survived by great-granddaughter, Jennifer Herndon; great-grandson, Andrew Portillos; and brother, Nick Pena. Ramon loved western clothes, cowboy hats, horses and working on the farm and is on his way to "Cowboy Heaven." Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, monetary donations may be made in his name through the funeral home office.

Borrego, Sara B.
Sara B. Borrego - Huerfano World - October 29, 1992 - Huerfano Sara B. Borrego, 96, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 26, 1992. Born Sept. 29, 1896, in Cucharas to Antonio T. and Josefita Vigil Bustos, and was a member of St. Mary Church. She was married to Victorino Borrego who died in 1976. Up until age 90 Mrs. Borrego loved to ride horses. For a short time she worked at Shosky's Cafe as a dishwasher. Survivors include nieces and nephews. A short graveside prayer and inurnment will be Friday in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Borrego, Solomon
Solomon Borrego - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2000 - Solomon Borrego passed away Oct. 2, 2000, in Denver, Colo. He was 88. Mr. Borrego was originally from Trinidad, Colo., and was a former resident of Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was honorably discharged. He was a coal miner in Colorado and Arizona prior to his employment with the CF&I in Pueblo. He retired from the CF&I Coke Plant in 1975. Solomon is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; his wife, Carmelita; his son, Edward; his daughter, Eva Mae; and his grandson, Ricky. He is survived by his sister, Jenny Vasquez; sons, John (Viola) and Dr. Richard Borrego; daughter, Betty Stevens (Dave); grandchildren, Richard (Emily), Casimiro (Jennifer), Eddie, Carmen and Crystal; and great-granddaughter, Hannah. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather and will be dearly missed. A burial service with military honors will be held at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad on Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, at 1 p.m.

Borrelli, Matilda
Matilda "Tillie" Borrelli - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - Matilda "Tillie" Borrelli, 92, was taken home by the Lord to heaven July 15, 2006. Matilda was born Nov. 9, 1913, in Radiant, Colo., to Louis and Mary Yellico. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Borrelli; grandson, Robert Barnes; brothers, John Yellico, Louis Yellico, Joe (Edna) Yellico, Gene (Ann) Yellico, Frank Yellico and Diamond Yellico; sisters, Rose (Nick) Rocchio, Lucy (Lloyd) Schneider and Betty Jean Hardin. She is survived by her children, Rose Marie (William) Barnes of Pueblo, Jeanna (Bill Grisham) Michaels of Pueblo West, Dr. John (Trudy) Borrelli of Lubbock, Texas; grandchildren, Debra (Richard) Bassi of Wetmore, Josette (David) Dannheim of Lubbock and David (Suzanne) Borrelli of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Mikayla Polasek, Keegan and Alera Dannheim of Lubbock; sisters-in-law, Sandra, Jean, Mona and Eddie Yellico; and brother-in-law, Jack Hardin. Matilda operated The Lone Pine Café in Wetmore, Colo., from 1947 until 1959, where homemade spaghetti was on the menu every Sunday. Matilda worked 32 years as a cook at Parkview Medical Center before she retired. She volunteered at the Pueblo Boys Ranch, doing cooking for eight years. During that time she was the perennial winner of the Volunteer of the Year award. The award had been named "The Tillie Award" in her honor. In 1999, she was one of the "Nine Who Cares" volunteers awarded for the State of Colorado, sponsored by Channel 9 in Denver. She received a signed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis gold medallion award for cooking and mentoring young men at the Pueblo Boys Ranch. Her lifetime hobby was gardening. She had many visitors to view her flower garden. She was a wonderful mother and Christian lady who always gave to others. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Douglas Cox and Pastor Steve Holcomb officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to El Pueblo, an Adolescence Treatment Community, through the funeral home.

Borth, Winifred
Winifred (Winnie) Borth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2003 - Winifred (Winnie) Borth, 86, went to Heaven on Oct. 10, 2003. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Mary Carleen Thrasher; son-in-law, Joseph Thrasher; granddaughters, Julie Herion, Wendy Bruley and Holly Nutter; and great-grandchildren, Kevin, Zachary, Kyle, Matthew and Chad. Winnie will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Imperial Memorial Chapel. Memories are treasures no one can steal, death is a heartache no one can heal. Though you may be gone from earth and all its cares, you are always in our hearts and our thoughts and prayers. Remembered with love always, Your loving family and friends.

Borton, Curtis G.
Curtis G. Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2000 - Curtis G. Borton, veteran of World War II, passed away Feb. 9, 2000, at Florence Nursing Home. He is preceded in death by son, Daniel. Survived by wife, Marjorie; son, Michael; sister, Mamie; daughters-in-law, Teresa and Francine Borton; grandchildren, Michelle Borton, Austin, Texas, Chris Borton, Lafayette, Colo., Dean Borton and Shawn Borton of Pueblo; one great-granddaughter, Rhianon Michelle Borton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation. No services.

Borton, Fred Marques
Fred Marques Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1942 - Fred Marques Borton, Dec. 19, local hospital. Husband of Lena Borton of family home, 817 E. 10th. Father of Hugh D., Frank and Curtis Borton of Pueblo; Ora Borton, U.S. Navy; Mrs. Walter Shasteen, Mrs. J.E. Cross and Mrs. Charles Girske of Pueblo. Grandfather of 15, brother of Mrs. John Richards of Carpenter, S. D.; Albert, Harry and Earl Borton of Missouri. Member of the Methodist church. Davis Mortuary, Masonic Temple, Broadway at Evans.

Borton, Geraldine M.
Geraldine M. Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2002 - Geraldine M. Borton, late of Fowler, passed away Sept. 10, 2002. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002. Both services will be held in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local hospice.

Borton, Orna N.
Orna N. Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1987 - Orna N. Borton, late of Fowler, died Dec. 18, 1987, at his home. Survived by his wife, Geraldine Borton, of the family home; daughters, Marna (Terry) Tillinghast, Greeley, Susan (Dennis) Foy, Burbank, Calif.; stepdaughters, Patricia Lounders, Lakewood, Nancy (Christian) DeChent, Waterbury, Conn. Also survived by four grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank (Allene) Borton, Curtis (Marge) Borton; sister, Mamie (Charles) Girski, all of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Feb. 7, 1922, in Sugar City, Colo. Veteran of the U.S. Navy, WW II. Fowler resident since 1974. Mr. Borton was a retired auto mechanic. Preceded in death by his son, Eugene, 1965, in Vietnam. Mr. and Mrs. Borton were married April 23, 1971, in Pueblo. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Fowler, with the Rev. Maurice Gallagher officiating. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 405, La Junta, Colo. 81050. The family may be contacted at the family home, 108 Fifth St., Fowler.

Borton, Thomas Allen
Thomas Allen Borton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1944 - Effort To Revive Infant Fruitless - Thomas Allen Borton, 16 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Borton, 2117 Court, died last night after a long illness. Efforts of a first aid squad of the Pueblo fire department to revive him proved fruitless. In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, William Ronald Borton, and a grandmother, Mrs. E. J. Ledwith. Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1944 - Thomas Allen Borton, sixteen months old so of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Borton, passed away at the family home, 2117 Court St., Tuesday evening. Brother of William Ronald Borton of the family home. Grandson of Mrs. E .J. Ledwith and Mrs. F. M. Borton, both of Pueblo. Announcements later.

Boscia, Lee
Lee Boscia - Huerfano World - September 3, 1992 - In Memoriam - In loving memory of Lee Boscia who passed away 10 years ago, August 31, 1982. Sadly missed by his family.

Bosco, Joe
Joe Bosco - Basalt Journal - February 4, 1905 - In the District Court at Trinidad January 26th, Lazaro Trujillo was convicted of murder in the first degree for the killing of Joe Bosco, near Starkville, October 19th. The penalty was fixed at imprisonment for life.

Bosco, Opal
Opal Bosco - Pueblo Chieftain – October 4, 2006 – Opal Bosco. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Opal's memory to the Red Mountain Youth Camp.

Boshart, Lorene
Lorene “Sammie” Boshart - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2003 - Lorene “Sammie” Boshart passed away April 11, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born May 8, 1906, in East Lynne, Mo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1928. Mrs. Boshart was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Amaranth Court No. 16, Social Order of Beauceant Assembly No. 11, and a Past Worthy Matron of Chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Oliver L. Ridgway in 1970 and Mel Boshart on March 24, 2003, six brothers and two sisters. Sammie is survived by her children, Floyd (Grace) Ridgway, Madge (E. Kay) Becher, both of Pueblo, Randal (Tina) Boshart, Melinda Westhorp, both of Denver, Melva Jean (Larry) Bales of Georgia, nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, in the penthouse of Villa Pueblo, 1111 Bonforte Blvd. Donations in memory of Mrs. Boshart may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, either directly or through the mortuary.

Boshart, Melvin W.
Melvin W. Boshart - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Melvin W. Boshart passed away March 24, 2003, in Pueblo. Mel was born in Wayland, Iowa, on Oct. 15, 1917, and had lived in Pueblo since 1977. He was a retired chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Boshart was a member of the First Methodist Church in Pueblo, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM, Southern Colorado Scottish Rite Bodies, Pueblo York Rite Bodies and the Al Kaly Shrine and was a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star. Mel was preceded in death by two wives, Ruby and Joyce. He is survived by his wife, Lorene “Sammie” Boshart; children, Randal (Tina) Boshart, Melinda Westhorp, both of Denver, Melva Jean (Larry) Bales of Georgia, Floyd (Grace) Ridgway, Madge (Kay) Becher, both of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, in the Penthouse at the Villa Pueblo, 1111 Bonforte Blvd. Donations in memory of Mel may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, either direct or through the mortuary.

Bosko, George R.
George R. Bosko – Colorado Public Defender - December 10, 1920 - George R. Bosko (a.k.a. Bosco), Pueblo. W-W. Hanging/Broken neck. Bosko was executed for the murders of William T. Hunter and Elton C. Parks. Bosko's brother and accomplice, Tom, was under eighteen years of age at the time of the crimes, and because of his young age, he received a sentence of life imprisonment, rather than death, for his role in the crimes. Parks, a car salesman, was demonstrating a new car to Hunter, a ranch owner, when they picked up the two brothers. The brothers then shot the victims and stole the car. Bosko, age twenty-eight, worked as a ranch hand, had no prior arrests, and had served in the Army for three years. Upon his arrest, he gave a full confession, and at his arraignment he pleaded guilty. The convictions were affirmed on appeal. The Lieutenant Governor delayed the execution for five months so physicians could evaluate Bosko's sanity. At the time of the execution, Bosko's mother “is said to have suffered a collapse . . . and was not expected to live thru [sic] the night.”

Bosko, George T.
George T. Bosco - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - May 26, 1919 - Confession of Boskos - Younger of Two Brothers Gives Graphic Description of Killing of Parks and Hunter Near Pueblo - Robbery Their Motive - Cold Blooded Crime - Colorado Springs, May 21 - George Bosko, 24, made a complete confession, the police announced tonight of the shooting and killing of Wm. T. Hunter and E. C. Parks, on the Rye road near Pueblo on the afternoon of April 11, at the El Paso county jail tonight at 8 o'clock. Thomas Bosko, 17, confessed that he accompanied his brother at the time of the killing and that he assisted him in the crime. The men were brot here from Kenilworth, Utah, by Sheriff Sam Thomas and Undersheriff W. S. Slagle of Pueblo County, and are being held in the local jail for safe keeping. The older Bosko, who is of Slav descent, said that he committed the double murder in an effort to obtain funds in order that he might take up a check of $200 which he had forged upon his father. Bosko was to have a half interest in a garage at Lafayette, Colo. His brother-in-law, S. H. McFadden, was to be his partner and it was in paying for his share of the business that he drew the bogus check. He relinquished his interest in the garage to his father and, with his younger brother, he started in search of money. The pair arrived in Pueblo on the afternoon of Thursday, April 10. It was on Friday morning that they left the city, obtaining a ride with Mrs. George Little in her car. When she dropped them they succeeded in getting another ride which carried them to the Hatchett ranch where they asked for work. Their request being denied, they proceeded to the brow of the next hill where they encountered Hunter and Parks. They were taken into the Parks car and while riding in the back seat, they overheard Hunter speak of $3,000 which he had on his person. The plan was immediately formed to kill the men, rob their bodies and to take the car to make an escape to Utah. As they approached a bridge on the Rye road about eighteen miles out of Pueblo, George Bosko drew a gun and shot Parks dead. He then turned the gun on Hunter, firing once. The pair dragged Parks from the car to the edge of the bridge and rolled him over into the arroyo below. Hunter had managed to leave the car and advanced to the bridge. Bosko fired a second shot which passed thru Hunter's chest, killing him. As his victim staggered against the bridge railing Bosko kicked his feet from beneath him and he slipped into the gully below. William Reed and Jack Parker, who approached along the road in a car at that moment, witnessed the third (second?) shot and the killing of Hunter. At the point of a gun the two witnesses were forced to turn about and leave the scene. The Boskos took a Colorado and Southern train to Lafayette at 2:35 o'clock the next morning and from there they went to Kenilworth, Utah, on April 17. The first information as to the men's whereabouts, was discovered by Sheriff John H. Weir of this county. For three days the Pueblo officers and Sheriff Weir followed a trail in the northern part of the state and, obtaining definite information, Sheriff Thomas ordered Sheriff T. F. Kelter of Price, Utah, to arrest the suspects. Fort Collins Courier -June 2, 1920 - Condemned Murderer To Get Sanity Hearing - By United Press. Denver, June 2. - Acting Governor Stephen today appointed a lunacy commission, headed by Dr. Hubert Work of Pueblo, to pass upon the mental condition of George Bosko, who was sentenced to hang during the week of June 21 for the murder of E. C. Parks and William Hunter on the Rye road south of Pueblo, April 11, 1919. George Bosko, age 28, was convicted of the double murder and sentenced to die while his brother, Tom Bosko, age 18, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the crime. The double murder stirred all Colorado at the time it occurred. The two brothers had asked Parks and Hunter for a ride in their automobile and afterwards killed the two men. It is possible that as a result of the appointment of the sanity commission, George Bosko may escape the hangman's noose, but will spend the rest of his natural life in the state insane asylum. Wray Rattler - June 5, 1919 - Murderers Caught - Wiggins Courier - The murderers of Elton C. Parks, brother of Mrs. W. S. Arnold, and W. T. Hunter, who were shot down in cold blood on the Rye road on April 11th were caught at Kenilworth, Utah, last week and are now in jail at Pueblo. The men are George and Thomas Bosco, brothers, and their sister, Mrs. McFadden lives at Lafayette, Colo., to whom the boys confided their guilt before going to Utah. Mr. McFadden notified the officers which resulted in their capture. The motive, according to the confession of the boys was robbery, as one of the boys had forged a check for several hundred dollars and killed these men in hope of getting enough money to cover up the other trouble. Fort Collins Courier - December 9, 1920 - To Die Married, But Yet Will Not Leave Any Widow - Denver, Dec. 9 - When George Bosko is hanged some time Saturday night at the state penitentiary at Canon City, he will leave no widow. His wife, Josephine Bosko, this morning was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce by Judge Clarence Morley in accordance with the law granting a divorce to one of a married couple when the other is convicted of a felony. In the ordinary course of events the interlocutory decree would become effective six months from the time it is granted but the decree becomes effective immediately upon the death of one party. Consequently Mrs. Bosko's divorce takes effect as soon as Bosko is pronounced dead after he is hanged and under the terms of the decree she will resume her maiden name of Senchal. Bosko was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Elton C. Parks and William T. Hunter near Pueblo, April 11, 1919. Fort Collins Courier - December 11, 1920 - Confessed Murderer is Hung at State Penitentiary Friday Night at 9:08 O'Clock; Death Penalty is Paid For Murder of "Good Samaritan" Autoists on Pueblo Highway - Pueblo, Dec. 10 - George T. Bosko, confessed murderer of E. C. Parks and Will Hunter of Pueblo, was executed in the state penitentiary at 9:08 tonight according to advices received here from Canon City. Prison officials refused to give out any of the details of the execution only that the prison chaplain was present. It is reported by friends of Bosko's mother that she has suffered a collapse and is not expected to live through the night. The following is the history of the crime for which he paid the death penalty tonight: George T. Bosko, 25 years old, and his brother, Thomas Bosko, 18, left Pueblo on April 10, 1919, without funds and looking for employment on ranches in that vicinity. On April 11, near Rye, Colo., while walking along the road, they encountered an automobile driven by Elton C. Parks, in which William T. Hunter was a passenger. Parks permitted the two pedestrians to ride in the car. The two men occupied the rear seat. Eighteen miles from Pueblo, according to his own confession, George Bosko drew a revolver and shot and killed Parks and Hunter. The brothers escaped to Utah, where they were arrested on May 16 at Kenilworth, after a chase of three days in the hills. George Bosko, soon after his arrest, confessed to the double murder, declaring he committed the crime to secure funds. The younger Bosko also confessed to his part in the killing. On June 19, 1919, a jury in Pueblo sentenced George Bosko to hang and Thomas Bosko to life imprisonment. Several reprieves were granted by the lieutenant governor, the last reprieve expiring on December 2, when acting Governor George Stephen announced he would grant no further extension of time. Fort Collins Courier - December 11, 1920 - Prisoner's Collapse Causes Hanging to be Called Earlier Than Had at First Been Planned - Canon City, Colo., Dec. 11 - George Bosko, confessed murderer of two men, was hanged at the state penitentiary here last night at 9 o'clock after the prison physician had advised that the execution be hastened because Bosko was approaching a nervous collapse. The physician's report was made to Warden Thomas J. Tynan last yesterday afternoon following the final visit of the aged mother of the condemned man with her son. At 4 o'clock Mrs. Bosko was admitted to her son's cell and remained with him for half an hour embracing and kissing him many times while tears unceasingly flowed down her face. When she had been with him thirty minutes, she was told the visit must end. She then collapsed and had to be carried from the cell. This greatly affected Bosko. Throwing himself on his cot he cried out that he wanted to be put to death immediately. "I cannot stand it a second longer," he moaned. The prison physician gave him a stimulant and then made the report to Warden Tynan which caused preparations to be begun for the execution. Bosko had to be assisted to the death chamber. The drop was sprung at 9 o'clock and at 9:08 Bosko was pronounced dead. Bosko was convicted of murdering Will Hunter of Rye and Elton C. Parks, a Pueblo automobile salesman, near Pueblo in April, 1919. Thomas Bosko, younger brother of George, is serving a life term in the penitentiary for his part in the crime. Longmont Ledger - December 17, 1920 - Geo. Bosco, the murderer of Elton Parks, who was formerly of Longmont, was hanged last Friday night. While we never endorsed capital punishment, we recognize the fact that if any one deserved what he got, it was Bosco.

Boslem, Elaine M.
Elaine M. Boslem - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2000 - Elaine M. Boslem, 89, passed away Jan. 9, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Boslem, in 1972; sister, Leona Tedrow, Pueblo; and brother, Donald Anderson, Belleville, Kan. Survived by her sister, Winona Flesher, Salina, Kan.; nephew, Wally Tedrow, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, Thursday, 10 a.m., Mountain View Cemetery.

Bosley, Harold C.
Harold C. Bosley - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - January 19, 2004 - Graveside funeral services for Harold C. Bosley, 74, of Trinidad and a former resident of Lamar, were held Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Fairmont Cemetery in Lamar. The Rev. Ian Blacker officiated, and closing services were under the auspices of the Lamar Lodge No. 1319 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks where Harold was a Past Exaulted Ruler. Mr. Bosley was born July 22, 1929, at Ashland, Kansas. He died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colo., after a lengthy battle with emphysema. He married Dolores J. Driskell on Sept. 7, 1948 and they spent 43 years together before she died in July of 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Josephine (Ross) Bosley; his brother, Walter F. Bosley; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Toni and Lloyd Franks. "Boz" as he was affectionately known, was a loving and dedicated family man, a faithful friend, a loyal employee, a lover of the great outdoors who enjoyed a lifetime of hunting and fishing, an artisan who created beautiful natural wood furniture and inlays, and a nationally-ranked trap shooter. He began his career with Mountain Bell in 1951, a career that lasted 32 years until the Bell System divestiture and an early retirement that was not part of his plan. He did many jobs and held many positions, including central office repairman for several years, before being transferred to Trinidad in 1969 as service foreman. He was promoted to manager two years before he retired in 1983. Mr. Bosley is survived by four children: Gwenlyn Bosley of Trinidad, Shon Lugo of Ft. Collins, Mark (Mary) Bosley of Trinidad, and Dirk (Leah) Bosley of Penrose; special niece, Nicci (Brian) Lauritsen of Lamar; five grandchildren: Kenneth (Lisa) Lugo of Smithtown, NY; Andrew (Amy McGinnis) Lugo of Burlington, VT; Ty Bosley of Pueblo; Gayle Bosley of Penrose; and Ben Bosley of Penrose; sister-in-law, Sue Bosley of Lamar; nieces, Mikki (Kenny) Cartwright of Lamar and Monette (John) Straily of Napa, CA; nephew Mike Bosley of Pueblo, and many extended family members and friends. Courtesy of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Bosley, Nita Ray
Nita Ray Bosley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1999 - Nita Ray Bosley, 69, of Canon City, went to be with the Lord May 5, 1999.Survived by her husband of 51 years, Joe H. Bosley- daughters, Patricia and Kathleen- sons, Bill and Michael. Also survived by six grandchildren- 11great-grandchildren- and sister, Doris Corzine. Service of remembrance will beheld Saturday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private family inurnment to be held at a later date.

Bosovich, Blazo
Blazo Bosovich – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Blazo Bosovich is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Blazo Bosovich: Montenegrin, age 26, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Boss, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Boss - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2002 - Evelyn M. Boss, 73, passed away Oct. 21, 2002. Survived by her husband, Marion L. Boss, of the family home; daughters, Melissa (Dale) Kleinert of Moscow, Idaho, and Julie (Dennis) Lockett of Pueblo; sisters, Roma (Charles) Tuttle of Quinter, Kan., and Virginia Pelton of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and grandchildren, David Mauchley, Paul Kleinert and Trent and Amy Lockett. Preceded in death by her brother, Keith Selby. Evelyn was born June 15, 1929, in Quinter, Kan. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado and a master's degree from Adams State. She taught in Pueblo School District No. 60 for 31 years, retiring in 1995, at Ascension Preschool for seven years and most recently volunteered at Sunset Park Elementary School. Evelyn was recognized for her commitment to teaching with the Colorado Teacher of the Year Award in 1992. She was an active member and elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church; also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Sigma Phi, American Association of University Women, PEO Chapter DU, Pueblo Symphony Association, Rosemount Museum, Country Club, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center and Town and Gown. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from noon until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with Rev. Robert Mace and Rev. Pat Hurley officiating. Concluding services and interment will be held in Quinter, Kan.

Boss, Peter D.
Peter D. Boss – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – Lake City, November 7, 1877 - … Last night about eleven o'clock Peter D. Boss, a man of intemperate habits, who had been about our streets for some time, was found dead in his bed. He had been missing from the streets for several days, when Mr. Phil Maloney, a man of warm heart and always ready to assist the needy, proposed to several of the boys to go around to his cabin and if there to give him such aid as he would need, and it being agreeable they went to the man's place of residence and found him dead with his blanket wrapped around him. From appearances he must have been dead for many hours. Another victim of whiskey…

Bostjancic, Frances
Frances Bostjancic - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2002 - Frances Bostjancic, 86, born Aug. 20, 1916, passed away Sept. 19, 2002. Survived by her sisters, Christine Pauchek, Pueblo, and Margaret Janezich and Mary Lustick, both of Chisholm, Minn.; nieces, Margie (Ken) Kuhn, Pueblo and Cathy (Steve) Amerine, Colorado Springs; nephews, Frank Pauchek, Pueblo, Richard (Gail) Janezich, Jerry (Patty) Janezich, Joel (Sue) Janezich, all of Minnesota and Anthony (Gail) Janezich of Arizona; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania. Also survived by great nephews, Greg (Theresa) Kuhn and Charlie Kuhn, both of Pueblo, Dr. Ryan (Shelly) Kuhn, Arizona, and Jared Amerine of Colorado Springs; great niece, Tara Amerine of Colorado Springs; and several other great- and great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, stepfather, five sisters and three brothers. Frances was a member of KSKJ Lodge No. 7 and St. Mary Church Parish. Viewing, Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the funeral home. Graveside service, Monday, 10 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Bosworth, Helen E.
Helen E. Bosworth - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1987 - Helen E. Bosworth, Dec. 19, 1988. Sister of John W. Bosworth and Hester J. Johnson. Aunt of nine. Born in Triangle, N.Y., Aug. 6, 1899, she moved to La Junta, Jan. 1, 1920. She retired in 1982 after working in La Junta and Pueblo for attorneys at the Courthouse and for Prudential Life Insurance Co. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pueblo. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, First Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Ed Paup. Inurnment, Fairview Cemetery, La Junta. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Methodist Church.

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