The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Bracco, Ralph
Ralph Bracco - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2003 - Ralph Bracco, 66, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 3, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Blenda; two daughters, Kim (Pat) Brychel, Lakewood, Melissa Bracco, Pueblo; and one son, Melvin (Tiffany) Bracco, Collbran; three grandchildren who were the love of his life, Keith, Ryan Brychel and Cheyenne Bracco; four sisters, Anna Daniels, Angie Bracco, Penrose, Mary Kalback, Tennessee, and Linda Bracco, Rockvale; two brothers, Carmen (Nellie) Bracco, Canon City, and Richard Bracco, Penrose, along with numerous other relatives and friends. Ralph retired from the CF&I Steel Mill after 37 years. His favorite pastime was bowling, and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Public viewing to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2003; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with internment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Brack, Dorothy Marie
Dorothy Marie Schmidt Brack - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2004 - Dorothy Marie Schmidt Brack was born in Pueblo, Colo. almost 86 years ago. She had a long and fruitful life and enjoyed it immensely. Her father, Harry O. Schmidt was a successful builder during the early years of Pueblo. Her mother, Anna Marie Dortzbach was a loving homemaker who had an early demise from cancer. They had "mountain cabins" in Beulah, west of Pueblo and enjoyed them with their families well into the 1970's. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, and her eldest daughter, Donna Brack-Morgan. She will be greatly missed by her remaining children: H. Richard Brack and wife Debra H. Brack, Susan M. Brack-Cuckler and Benjamin J. Brack and his wife Susan Lee Brack. Dorothy is also survived by ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two more on the way. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, Feb.21, 2004 at First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover, Ft. Collins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Activities Fund at Columbine Care Center East in care of Goes Funeral Care, 3665 Canal Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80524.

Brack, Earl
Earl Brack - Huerfano World - November 11, 1993 - Friends in the Valley are grieved at the death of Earl Brack, 73, of Pueblo who had spent time in this area for the last ten years as a painter for Mars Combes. When working in La Veta he had meals in all the different restaurants, making friends along the way and "dividing up business." In the mid '80's he served as umpire in the softball league in La Veta, making friends among young people. Since knee surgery several years ago he had been in failing health and suffered several heart attacks in recent weeks. In a telephone call to Bob and Cinda Musolf, special friends, they were told that he died in the hospital Saturday, Nov. 6 and that cremation would follow. At his wish his ashes will be spread at a special place in his beloved Cuchara Valley.

Brackin, Suzanne
Suzanne Brackin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1998 - Suzanne Brackin, 39, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 22. Born April 5, 1959, in Leadville. Survived by husband, Robert Brackin- son, Dustin DeMille- father, Ralph Wellman- sister, Barbara Wellman- brothers, Jim Smith and Bill Wellman- lifelong friends, Sharon Henry, Chris Schneider and Kathy LaCombe. Service, 10 a.m. today, Union Highland Cemetery with Rev. Charles Kinyon officiating.

Braden, Esther J.
Esther J. Braden - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1997 - Esther J. Braden, 84, born June 1, 1913, died Oct. 30, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Braden, grandson, John Lee Smith- and son-in-law, John Smith. Survived by six children, Wanda (Art) Cook, California, Ann (Al) Roldan, Denver, Connie Smith, New Mexico, John Husman, Pueblo, Wayne (Ann) Husman, Utah, and Richard (Pat) Husman, Las Animas- 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren- brother, Paul (Bessie) Gerdes, California- and sisters, Agnes Lewis, Washington, and Anna Hazelwood, Oklahoma. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. today. Family will greet friends at Imperial Funeral Home reception hall following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

Bradfield, Albert J.
Albert J. Bradfield - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1987 - Albert J. Bradfield, late of Pueblo died Sept. 28, 1987, at a local hospital. He was superintendent of central shops at CF&I and retired in 1979. Service at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 2 p.m. Thursday. At his request, cremation, the Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made, to St. Peter Episcopal Church.

Bradford, Allen Alexander
Allen Alexander Bradford – Pueblo Chieftain – March 14, 1888 – Judge A. A. Bradford – The Death of One of the First Residents of Pueblo and a Pioneer of Colorado – About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon occurred the death of Judge Allen A. Bradford, one of the pioneer lawyers of Colorado, and a man who has been a resident of Pueblo for 25 years. Judge Bradford has been in bad health for the greater part of the past year, and at one time during the past winter it was thought that he was at death's door. He recovered at that time sufficiently to get out upon the streets again, but was very feeble. On Monday afternoon he was down on Santa Fe avenue, but was so wearied that when he was on the way to his home, on the hill near First street, he fell to the ground near the corner of Bradford and Second. A friend came along and took him home in his buggy. The old gentleman then became unconscious, about 5 or 6 o'clock Monday evening, apparently going to sleep naturally. He never awakened, however, and could not be roused. It was evident that he was not injured by his fall, and that his case was one of extreme prostration. He lay unconscious, not suffering, and died very easily and peacefully at ten minutes after 2 o'clock, at the age of 72 years and 8 months. The funeral is to be held at some time to-morrow (Thursday), probably in the morning. A further announcement will be made. The deceased leaves a wife and grown son, and was a brother of Mark G. Bradford, of this city. He had no other living relatives, their other brother having died seven or eight years ago. We have rarely ever noted the career of a man so peculiarly his own, not only in originality of mind and general characteristics, but in point of historical knowledge and varied experience, as Judge Bradford. He was originally from Maine, but has lived respectively in four states – Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado – in each of which he held office and has been more of less connected with public affairs. He was born at Friendship, Maine, July 23, 1815, at which place he was reared and received an academical education. In 1841 he emigrated to Missouri, locating in Atchison county, where he afterward studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He was elected clerk of the circuit court at Atchison in 1845, which position he held five years. He was married at St. Joseph, Mo., November 1, 1849, to Miss Emiline Cowles. The issue of this marriage was one son, Thomas A. Bradford, and the mother and son survive the father and mourn his loss. In 1851 deceased removed to Iowa, and the following year was appointed judge of the Sixth judicial district of that state. In 1855, resigning his judgeship, he removed to the territory of Nebraska. He was elected a member of the legislative council of Nebraska in 1856, and served as a member of that body for three years, being re-elected twice. Leaving that territory in 1860 he settled in Colorado, locating at Central City, where he resided until 1862, when he removed to Pueblo, and has since resided in this city. In 1862, he was appointed judge of the supreme court of Colorado territory, which position he filled with ability and honor until his election to the Thirty-ninth congress of the United States in 1864. He represented Colorado in congress two terms, being elected the second time in 1868. In congress he stood well among his peers and feared not to assert the rights of his constituents. He was a man of wonderful memory, and knew the name and record of almost every public man in the history of the government. His knowledge of dates and the general history of the United States government was regarded as something remarkable and wonderful; and he possessed this same wonderful knowledge regarding this history of his adopted state and its prominent citizens. He possessed a greater fund of knowledge of an interesting character about public men and their peculiarities than any other man we had the pleasure of numbering among our friends, and he was always ready to give you the benefit of his knowledge in this respect if he thought that it would interest you or that you desired it. During his first term in congress, and while at Washington, the assassination of President Lincoln occurring, he was placed upon the national committee appointed to accompany the remains of the martyred president to Illinois. Upon returning from his last session in congress in 1871, Judge Bradford resumed his practice of the law at Pueblo. Since then he has preferred the more private walks of life, and has devoted his exclusive and untiring energies to the duties of his profession. Many interesting incidents are related of Judge Bradford, especially when referring to his pioneer life, but space will not here admit them. His mind was stored with an inexhaustible supply of reminiscences, historical data and general information, so that it was a perfect encyclopedia, a reference book, so to speak, that afforded infinite pleasure to those who knew him. Few men were better posted on the law, and his opinions upon legal questions were always highly regarded.

Bradford, Clara Belle
Clara Belle Bradford – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 24, 1876 – The death of Clara Belle Bradford, who figured for a short time in Pueblo and Manitou, during the season of 1874, as the wife of a prominent attorney, is reported dead in our San Francisco exchanges. She died of consumption.

Bradford, Emmeline Cowles
Emmeline Cowles Bradford – Eagle Valley Enterprise – December 3, 1915 – Widow of First Colorado Judge Dies – Pueblo. – Mrs. Emmeline C. Bradford, 88 years old, a widely known pioneer of Pueblo, died in the home of her son, Thomas Bradford. Mrs. Bradford, widow of Judge Allen A. Bradford, the first federal judge appointed by President Lincoln while Colorado was still a territory, came to Pueblo fifty-two years ago. Harry Cowles, father of the deceased, was an officer in the war of 1812 under Admiral Perry. Her grandfather, Ziba Cowles, was a commissioned officer in the Connecticut state troops and fought in the battle of Bunker Hill.

Bradford, R. B.
R. B. Bradford – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 11, 1877 – Another Pioneer Gone – Major R. B. Bradford, one of the pioneers of Colorado and well known throughout the state, died on the 30th of December last. The News has the following sketch of his life: The death of Major R. B. Bradford, from paralysis, occurred last Saturday. The major was one of the pioneers of Colorado, and was widely known in all parts of the state. He was born near Nashville, Tennessee, in 1813, and would have completed his 64th year during the present month. In his early manhood he resided in Huntsville, Alabama, but yielding to the emigration fever, came west and was engaged in business during a number of years in Lexington and Warrenton, Missouri. He came to Denver in the summer of 1859, to conduct the extensive business of Messrs. Russell, Majors, & Waddell. In 1860 he purchased a farm four miles above Morrison, on the old Bradford road, removing thither in the following year, and residing there continuously ever since. About ten years ago he had an attack similar to the one which caused his death, to the effects of which he felt for a long time afterward.

Bradish, Cecilia
Cecilia Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2000 - Cecilia Bradish, 97, passed away at her home in Aurora, Ill., Dec. 1, 2000. She was a native of Pueblo and a retired employee of Weicker Moving Company. Preceded in death by her parents, Peter John and Anna Mary Bradish; sisters, Mary Bradish and Ann-Marie (Bradish) Smolic; and brothers, Edward and Lawrence Bradish. She loved to travel and visited many parts of the world. She had made homes in Long Beach, Calif., Birmingham, Ala., and Cleveland, Ohio, over the years. She is survived by a sister, Sister Gilbert Bradish, 99, a retired Sister of Charity in Richfield, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Christine Bradish-Nolen, of Birmingham, Ala. Also survived by nieces, Jane Kordos, Euclid, Ohio, Pam Brady, Woodland Park, Colo., Patrice Bradish, Birmingham, Ala.; a nephew, Peter Bradish, New Orleans, La.; grandnephews, Joe Kordos Jr., and Gary Kordos of Cleveland, Ohio; and one grandniece, Kelly Brady of Woodland Park, Colo. Graveside service Monday, 10 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Patrick Church Building Fund, 304 E. Routt, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Bradish, Christine
Christine Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1986 - Christine Bradish of 801 E. Mesa, April 11, 1986. Wife of Joseph Bradish, who passed away May 5, 1972. Mother of Dorothy Bradish, Pueblo. Mrs. Bradish also is survived by several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and her: good friend, George Milich. Predeceased by her brothers, Rudy, Stanley, Frank and Matthew Koshak, and her sister. Hedwig Cetin. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs. Bradish was a member of St. Mary, Parish; Christian Mothers; Ladies Slovenian Union, ZSZ 3; and KSKJ, Immaculate Conception Lodge 104. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary service, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday; Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends at the church following the rosary service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Bradish, Florence C.
Florence C. Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1986 - Florence C. Bradish was born March 5, 1909, in Cope, Colo., and died unexpectedly Nov. 21, 1986, in Pueblo. Mother of Jack (Helen) Dowd, Charles Lee (Iris) Blagg and Edward Joseph (Mary Jane) Bradish Jr. Grandmother of Michael, Patrick, Danny and Denise Dowd, Deidre Baker, Charles Blagg and Joseph Anthony Gibson. Sister of Lyle (Elsie) Dowd, Lily McKinney and Mable (Chester) Guinn. Also; survived by eight great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Edward Bradish Sr. in 1962, and sisters, Pearl Callahan, Alice McDonald and Margaret McClure, A beloved mother, grandmother and sister, she will be remembered as a loving and caring person. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday in T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial, Gardens. The family will greet friends at 2702 Baltimore. Viewing from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday.

Bradish, Henry W.
Henry W. Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2006 - Henry W. Bradish, 93, born March 23, 1912, passed away Feb. 21, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Drobnick Bradish. Survived by his children, Janice and Sal Munoz, and Jim and Marilyn Bradish; grandchildren, Natalie and Frank Garcia, Jill and Chris Price, Leslie Munoz, Wes Bradish and Lindsey Bradish; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Lexie Garcia and Conner Price; and sister-in-law, Mitzi Drobnick. Preceded in death also by his brothers, Tony, Ignacius and William Bradish; and sisters, Mary Perko, Johanna Muhic and Christine Gorshe. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Laura Stein and Henry's loving caregivers, Helen and Antoinette. Henry was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps, and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1975. He was a lifelong outdoorsman, and a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Bradish, Juanita L.
Juanita l. Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2006 - Juanita L. Bradish, 84, passed away Nov. 3, 2006. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles F. Bradish. Survived by her children, Marie E. McLallen and Lona L. (Jim) Stepp, both of Pueblo, Donna Bingham, Ogden, Utah, and Charles R. Bradish, Pueblo. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Juanita was a member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations in Juanita's memory may be made to Lake Avenue Baptist Church.

Bradish, Mildred A.
Mildred A. Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1997 - Mildred A. Bradish, passed away Dec. 24, 1997. Survived by her husband, Henry Bradish, of the family home- children, Janice (Sal) Munoz, Pueblo, and Jim (Marilynn) Bradish, Manitou Springs. Grandmother of Natalie (Frank) Garcia, Jill Munoz (Chris Price), Leslie Munoz, Wesley Bradish and Lindsey Bradish. Also survived by her brother, Albert (Mitzi) Drobnik- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Bradish was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish and Western Slovanic Association, Slovan Lodge No. 3, and KSKJ. Viewing, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Bradish, William W.
William W. Bradish - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2000 - William W. Bradish, age 85, passed away Feb. 28, 2000. Survived by his wife, Marie A. Bradish; and children, William (Carolyn) Bradish Jr., Littleton, Colo., and Cynthia Marie Beam, Carmel, Calif. Grandfather of Tamara Bradish, Denver, Colo., and Laurel Bradish Roemer, Larkspur, Colo. Also survived by his sisters, Christine (Pete) Gorshe and Mary Perko, both of Pueblo, Colo.; and brother, Henry Bradish, Pueblo, Colo. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mr. Bradish served with the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II. After his discharge he returned to the CF&I Steel Corporation. Mr. Bradish was a general foreman at the steel mill and retired in 1976 after 42 years of service. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund in care or the funeral home office.

Bradley, Charles O.
Charles O. Bradley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 2000 - CW4 (retired) Charles O. Bradley born in 1927, passed away Nov. 3, 2000. He served a distinguished career in the U.S. Army. His awards include the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was active in the American Legion, VFW, Elks, and the DAV. Charlie is survived by loving wife, Dolores; children, Charles D. (Mary) Bradley, James (Melissa) Lindsay and Lee A. Lindsay; grandchildren, Charles Andrew Bradley, Michael James Bradley and Fiona Marie Lindsay. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, 10 a.m., Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main No. 418, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Bradley, Katheryn J.
Katheryn J. Bradley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Katheryn J. Bradley, passed away at a local hospital, Dec. 23, 1987. Survived by her children, Madonna (Robert) Stark, Juanita (Jim) Steir, and Stephen C. (Joy) Bradley, all of Pueblo; sister, Lucille Gering, Beloit, Kan. Survived also by five grandchildren and close friend Albin Bubak. Preceded in death by her husband, Courtney W. Bradley, in 1979. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Burr Oak, Kan. and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of Broadway Christian Church. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wayne R. Ward and the Rev. Arthur Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1219 Toltec Gorge, home of daughter Juanita Steir, or 1804 Eden, home of son, Stephen Bradley.

Bradley, Paul E.
Paul E. Bradley - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2006 - Paul E. Bradley departed this life on Jan. 23, 2006. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on June 15, 1914. He graduated from high school in Streator, Ill., and attended Park Air College. He married Esther Cummins on June 17, 1939. She died in 2003. He worked for the General Telephone Co. as a district commercial manager until his retirement. He resided at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo at his death. He is survived by his two children, Robert D. Bradley of Pueblo, Colo., and Edward A. Bradley of Minneapolis, Minn. He also is survived by three grandchildren, William Scott Bradley of Yorktown, Va., Karen Bright of Denver, Colo., and Douglas Bradley of Lakewood, Colo. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. The family plans cremation followed by a private service.

Bradley, Rachel Hernandez
Rachel Hernandez Bradley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2004 - Rachel Hernandez Bradley. Daughter of Candelario and Felipa (Marmolejo) Hernandez. Memorial Mass Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 11:00 a.m., St. Leanders Church, 1402 E. 7th St. Pueblo, Colo.

Bradley, Rodney
Rodney "Rod" Bradley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2001 - Rodney "Rod" Bradley, 52, passed away at home Nov. 9, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Betty Bradley; and father-in-law, Harold Felzien. Survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Janice E. Bradley; daughters, Erica and Danielle; brothers, Tom and Buddy Bradley; mother-in-law, Rosalie Felzien; brother-in-law, Paul (Karen) Felzien; sister-in-law, Donna (Paul) Malsam; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. For 10 years he owned his own law practice in Colorado Springs. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colo., earned his master's degree from Colorado State University and completed law school at George Mason University in Virginia. He served his country in the Vietnam War, and was awarded three bronze service stars and an aircraft crewman badge. He is best remembered for his involvement in the North American Falcon Association and the Colorado Hawking Club. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Contributions may be made in his name to the Department of Veteran Affairs, 44 Union Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Bradshaw, Edward Gross
Elder Edward Gross Bradshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - Elder Edward Gross Bradshaw, 82, passed away Nov. 10, 1998, following a lengthy illness. A Pueblo resident for over 50 years, Eddie" was born July 16, 1916, in Jetmore, Kan. He married Seretha Lawhorn in Raton, N.M., in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served as the district overseer for the Southern District of the Church of God in Christ, served as the pastor of the Walsenburg church for over 14 years and attended Eighth Street Baptist Church. He retired from the CF&I coke plant with 32 years service. He was a member of American Legion Post 163. Eddie enjoyed rabbit hunting and cat fishing. After his retirement, Eddie's daily ritual was to visit the sick and shut-ins, also visiting the Bessemer area with lunch always at the Home Cafe. Mornings were always spent at the 6th Street McDonald's, eating a Happy Meal and visiting with other patrons. His grandson, Ennis, was his pride and joy and Eddie would teach him the Bible and about life in general. Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, Jeramiah and Ethel Gross Duberry Bradshaw- wife, Seretha Lawhorn Bradshaw- brothers, Warren Bradshaw and James Scamp" Bradshaw- a sister, Marry Littlejohn- and son-in-law, Euphrates Hill. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Ray Bradshaw, Las Vegas, Nev., JoAnne Hill, Pueblo, Edward Bradshaw Jr., Colorado Springs, Rosetta (Ruben) Parks Jr., Pueblo, Jerry Bradshaw, Las Vegas, Nev., and Sandra Bradshaw, Pueblo- siblings, Howard Bradshaw, Denver, Ben (Susan) Bradshaw, Los Angeles, Calif., and Lena Caro, Kansas City, Kan.- grandchildren, Gordon, Todd and Reatha Bradshaw, Andrew Hill, Diane Childs, Brian and Crystal Rose Parks and Ennis Bradshaw- sister-in-law, Vernice Bradshaw, Pueblo- several nieces, nephews and cousins- and other relatives and friends. The Bradshaw family wants to express their thanks to the nursing staff of 2 South, 3 Southwest of Parkview Hospital, the doctors, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and all of his friends who visited. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Charlie Sankey, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church officiating. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Gardens, by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 205 Starlite Drive and 426 W. 14th St.

Bradshaw, J. D.
J. D. Bradshaw – Stuart Chronicle – November 15, 1888 – A fatal accident occurred on the south branch of the D. & R. G. railroad, between Pueblo and Trinidad, Thursday morning.  A Fort Worth freight train was coming north, closely followed by the Rio Grande double-header.  The breaking of a wheel under a Fort Worth car gave the whole train such a shock as to extinguish all the lights.  Before a lantern could be relighted to flag the Rio Grande train it ran into the Fort Worth caboose, wrecking both Rio Grande engines and several cars.  J. D. Bradshaw, fireman on the second engine, had his back broken and received other injuries from which he died in two hours.

Bradshaw, Peggie Jo
Peggie Jo Mitchell Bradshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2005 - Peggie Jo Mitchell Bradshaw, 63, passed away June 11, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center. Born June 18, 1941, in Denton, Texas. She was a retired psych counselor. She was an active member of New Bethany Baptist Church, and loved to sing with the church praise team. She also enjoyed watching Denver Broncos games. Preceded in death by her parents, Ivory and Pauline (Wren) Mitchell; brothers, Henry Clay and Bennie Ray Mitchell; and grandson, Dalton Thompson. Survived by her children, Michelle Wilson, Rudell (James) Davis, Sherry (David) Wiggins, Daniel (Rashida) Thompson; three sisters, Rudell (Roy) Smith, Sarah (Rufus) Rounds, Scheral Stanley; and her aunt, Ruth Mohair; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, New Bethany Baptist Church, with Pastor Orval Miles officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bradshaw, Seretha
Seretha Lawhorn Bradshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1986 - Seretha Lawhorn Bradshaw, 625 W. Seventh Street, departed this life Dec. 28, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1940, she was born June 4, 1920, in Cotton Plant, Ark. She married the Rev. Edward Bradshaw, July 16, 1941, in Pueblo. She was a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church. Predeceased by her parents, Verell Lawhorn, June 1976; Minerva Shelton Lawhorn, Sept. 1978; brothers, Lewellyn "Sweetie" Lawhorn in 1970; Van Lawhorn in 1972; and Wilbert Lawhorn in 1974; and brother-in-law, Warren Bradshaw in 1983. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Edward Bradshaw; children, Ray Bradshaw, Alaska; Edward G. Bradshaw Jr., Colorado Springs; Jerry Bradshaw, Las Vegas, Nev.; Joanne (Euphrates) Hill, Rosetta (Ruben) Parks and Sandra Bradshaw, all of Pueblo. She is survived also by one sister, Vernice Bradshaw, Pueblo; two brothers, Dunbar (Betty) Lawhorn, Verell (Rose) Lawhorn, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; one aunt, Mattie Richie, Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. Charles Sankey officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 426 W. 14th, and 205 Starlite Drive.

Bradshaw, Wilma D.
Wilma D. Bradshaw - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 9, 1999 - Wilma D. Bradshaw, 76, died Jan. 7, 1999, at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a retired psychiatric nurse. Mrs. Bradshaw was born April 12, 1922, in Waverly, Ky. She was married Oct. 1, 1940, to Weldon "Brad" Bradshaw. She is survived by her husband; two sons, James and Vern; a daughter, Evelyn "Frankie" Bennett; a sister, Pat Isaacson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

Brady, Agnes Margaret
Agnes Margaret Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1987 - Agnes Margaret Brady died May 27, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by her sister, Alice H. Wood, Pueblo, and four nieces. Born Sept. 8, 1897, in Ashland, Wis. Pueblo resident since 1903. Mrs. Brady owned two yarn shops and was a hostess at the Vail Hotel and Silver Moon Club in Blende for 20 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Brady, in 1958. A private graveside service was held.

Brady, Donald
Donald Brady - Brandon News - November 3, 1921 - Donald, the 20-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Brady of Pueblo, died as a result of having eaten several anti-fat tablets. The child was taken ill but for a time the parents failed to realize his danger. When it was discovered that the tablets were poisonous, a physician was called, but all efforts to save the baby's life were unavailing.

Brady, Edward F.
Edward F. Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2004 - Edward F. Brady, 90, left this world on May 8, 2004, for his eternal reward after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer's disease. He was born to Frank and Anna Brady on Feb. 19, 1914, in Pueblo, Colo. He was a devoted, loving and generous husband, father and grandfather. Memories of his lifetime will be cherished by his beloved wife of 60 years, Helen; his children, Art (Gail) Brady and Linda Brady, both of Pueblo, Howard Brady of Henderson, Nev., and Brian Brady of Los Altos, Calif. His pride and joy were his granddaughters, Michele Brady of Colorado Springs, Britney Brady, Brooke (Drew) Smith, both of Denver, and Rachel Brady of California. Although he worked over 40 years as a mechanical engineer for the CF&I offices, his greatest joy was painting, and by being an artist he leaves behind many beautiful pictures for his family to treasure. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Edward was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2004. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. There will be a reception following the interment in the parish hall.

Brady, Irene
Irene Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2000 - Irene Brady, 84, passed away May 31, 2000, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by first husband, John Howard Blackman, and second husband, Edward Brady. Survived by children, Mary F. (Raymond) Chautler, Malaga, Spain, and John H. (Sharon) Blackman, Beulah, Colo.; grandchildren; Starann Hoag, Pueblo, Teel A. Blackman, Santa Cruz, Calif., Tiffany B. Blackman, Boston, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. She served on the Pueblo Community College Advisory Council and served as chair of PCC's Vocational Advisory Council. In 1991 she was awarded an honorary degree at PCC. She was involved with the Senior Political Action Network, United Seniors of Colorado, Pueblo Agency on Aging, recipient in 1988 Governor's Commission on Aging Award, American Association of Retired Persons, Older Women's League, a governor appointment to Colorado Manufactured Housing Licensing Board, and several other political and civic organizations. Her memberships included the California Chapter of Eastern Star, California State Board of Cosmetology, National Inter-State Council of State Boards, and the National Board for Accreditation of Cosmetology Schools. There will be a memorial service, 4 p.m., Friday, June 9, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Irene Blackman Brady Scholarship fund through the PCC Foundation by calling 549-3301.

Brady, Jack
Jack Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2003 - Jack Brady, 72, passed away Oct. 10, 2003. Survived by his brother, Dr. Charles E. (Mary Ann) Brady of Pueblo; and nieces, Barbara (Mark) Risner of Englewood, Colo. and Kathy (Joe) Lamos of Denver. Jack was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Bismarck, N.D. He graduated from Centennial High School, Pueblo Junior College, and the University of Northern Colorado. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, in the penthouse at the Presbyterian Towers, 220 W. 15th St.

Brady, James T.
James T. Brady – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 2, 1873 – Died on January 1st, 1873, at the residence of G. F. Hall, James T. Brady, late of the Loma mine, aged 43 years. New York City papers please copy.

Brady, Julia
Julia Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2003 - Julia Brady, 99, joined her husband in their heavenly home on Dec. 10, 2003. Born June 8, 1904, in Red Wing, Colo., to Solomon and Margaret Johns, who preceded her, along with her loving husband of 67 years, Joe B. Brady; and daughter, Rosemary Brady. She is survived by her sons, Joe B. (Alisa) Brady Jr., and S. Bud (Roseanne) Brady. Also survived by numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 9 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Brady, Peggy Jean
Peggy Jean Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2006 - Peggy Jean Brady passed away July 8, 2006. She is survived by her seven children; 15 grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2006, Greenway Nature Center.

Brady, Sylvia Hudspeth
Sylva Hudspeth Brady - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 1999 - Sylva Hudspeth Brady, was born July 28, 1960, and passed away Feb. 27, 1999. Survived by daughter, Brenna Brady; parents, James and Mary Beth Hudspeth; sisters, Mindy Hudspeth, Jame (Brad) Cleave of Athol, Idaho, and Charla (Eric) Simonson of Woodland Park; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, Pastor Jim Urie officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Parkview Hospital.

Brady, Zella
Zella Brady - Huerfano World - July 18, 1991 - Graveside service for Zella Brady, 90, of Trinidad, was Monday in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad. Mrs. Brady died July 10, 1991, in Miners Colfax Hospital in Raton, N.M. She had been a resident of the Walsenburg/Trinidad area since 1916 when she moved here with her family. After Mr. Brady's retirement from CF&I as a carpenter in 1964, the couple moved to California. Since May, 1990, Mrs. Brady had been a resident of Casa del Sol in Raton. She is survived by one brother, William Vaughn, Denver; a sister, Gladys Vaughn Riley, Malibu, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bragdon, George E.
George E. Bragdon - Basalt Journal - August 19, 1905 - On Saturday, the 12th inst., George E. Bragdon, junior member of the Ridenour-Baker-Bragdon Mercantile company was instantly killed by lightening about ten miles southwest of Pueblo, while en route with a party of friends to Beulah, a little mountain resort. No one else in the party was hurt. The automobile party consisted of Mr. Bragdon, Harry Vories, attorney; Prof. J. F. Keating, superintendent of schools; Mrs. Mason and chauffeur Lew Walker.

Bragg, Catherine
Catherine "Dollie" Bragg - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 13, 1991 - Catherine "Dollie" Bragg, 88, of Lakewood died Nov. 9, 1991, in Lakewood. She worked for Holly Sugar before retiring. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 3825 Airport Road, with Dr. Harvey Martz and the Rev. O.K. Schlesselman officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens. Swan-Law Eastside Sunset Chapel Mortuary, 3825 Airport Road, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Bragg was born May 17, 1903, in Crested Butte to Joseph and Catherine (Alexander) Clark. She had lived in Colorado Springs for 50 years and also had lived in Fort Collins. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bragg was married May 12, 1922, in Pueblo to George William Bragg, who died in 1954. She is survived by a son, W. Clark of Lakewood; two daughters, Betty Sonnenberg of Fort Collins and Annette Sheldon of Colorado Springs; a brother, James Clark of Trinidad; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. She had two great-granddaughters who are deceased. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Calvary United Methodist church, 4210 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918.

Bragg, Emma Nell
Emma Nell Bragg - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1987 - Emma Nell Bragg, 72, passed away March 19, 1987. Ms. Bragg is survived by her son, Jim (Emma) Everly of Pueblo West; three step-children, Bruce, Ann and Nana, all of New York; and her brother, John Pointer of Missouri. She also is survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ms. Bragg was born in Fiehart, Mo., on June 27, 1914. She moved from Indiana and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1979. Ms. Bragg was a bookkeeper for Gary Country Club and was a member of the Adriance United Methodist Church. Memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1987, at Adriance United Methodist Church, 2936 Morris Avenue, with Eddie Kelemeni officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Adriance United Methodist in care of Adriance United Methodist Church, 2936 Morris Avenue.

Braly, Herschel M.
Herschel M. Braly - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1987 - Herschel M. Braly, 80, 437 Lois Ave., Las Animas, died April 3, 1987, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Presbyterian Church, Las Animas. Interment in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Braly, Myrtle
Myrtle Braly - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2001 - Myrtle Braly, 93, passed away April 13, 2001. Survived by her brother, Ernest P. Lowe; nephew, Larry Lowe, both of Reno, Nev.; and good friend, Ellen Amidon of Pueblo. Born August 30, 1907, in Abilene, Texas, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bramall, Jim
Jim Bramall - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2004 - Jim Bramall, born March 25, 1945 left us to go on the best vacation of his life to meet his Lord on August 6, 2004. Preceded in death by his father, mother, sister. Survived by loving wife Nita, children, Little Jim, Eric (Tina), Rebekah (Kelley). Papa to James, Rissa, Erica, Kaniya and Shaquan. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jim served his country in the Navy, worked at the CF& I and retired from the Colorado State Hospital. He is deeply loved and greatly missed forever, and will always be fondly remembered by his loving family. Cremation by his request. Services August 11, 2004, 10:00 a.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Guests received at Giodone's Restaurant, 23344 Highway 50 East.

Bramer, Clifford F. Sr.
Clifford F. Bramer Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 1987 - Clifford F. Bramer Sr., Pueblo resident since 1958, late of 945 Desert Flower Blvd., passed away Jan. 1, 1987. Mr. Bramer was a member of St. Pius X Church and retired from the Chrysler Corporation in 1958 after many years of service. Mr. Bramer was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Bramer. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Clifford (Ann) Bramer Jr. and Dr. Charles (Pauline) Bramer, both of Pueblo; eight grandchildren, Wendy, Susan, Rick, Donna, C. J., Julie, Paula, and Pam; 13 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Audrey Bell, of Wixham, Mich. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Father Leonard Racki officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to St. Pius X Church direct or through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the Imperial Reception Hall following the interment.

Brammer, Suzanne
Suzanne Brammer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1986 - Suzanne Brammer, May 27, 1986. Aunt of Joanne Larratt, Beulah; sister-in-law of Mildred Brammer, Bishop, Calif.; and Myra Brammer, Roswell, N.M. Also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews and close friends, Clarence and Betty Morgan, Pueblo. A Pueblo resident for three years, Miss Brammer was a retired employee of the Joyce Shoe Factory, Los Angeles, Calif. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Private family memorial service. The family may be contacted at the home of Joanne Larratt, 5870 Pennsylvania, Beulah, Colo., 81023.

Branch, John W.
John W. Branch – Pueblo Indicator – April 18, 1914 – Bessemer Briefs – Mrs. T. J. Kinney, 1434 Carteret, received the sad news of the death of her beloved uncle, John W. Branch, well known educator of Missouri, at the family home in Kansas City, Mo., April 15.

Branch, Minnie
Minnie Grace Branch - Huerfano World - March 3, 1994 - Minnie Grace Branch, 92, died Feb. 25, 1994, in Western Prairie Nursing Home in Ulysses, KS, after a short illness. Born Sept. 30, 1901, in Starkville, she was a retired school teacher having taught in Walsenburg for 40 years. She attended grade school and graduated from Huerfano High School in 1920. She attended State Teachers College in Greeley and in 1923 earned a life teaching certificate from Colorado. She moved from Walsenburg to Ulysses in 1983. Mrs. Branch was a member of United Methodist Church in Walsenburg and a member of the Ulysses Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She married Perry Howard Branch May 31, 1952, in Raton, NM. Survivors include a step-son and two step-grandchildren. Memorial service was at Phillips Mortuary in Ulysses. Graveside service was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery Tuesday.

Brandenburg, Robert John
Robert John Brandenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2000 - Robert John Brandenburg, 89, passed away Feb. 13, 2000. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Iladelle Brandenburg, of the family home; son, Robert Bruce (Cricket) Brandenburg of Pueblo West and granddaughter, Deborah Ann Brandenburg of Fort Collins. Born Nov. 1, 1910, in Illinois. Robert served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1965 from the Colorado State Hospital after 30 years of service as the manager of the chicken ranch. Robert was a member of First United Methodist Church and an active member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at the Montgomery and Steward Chapel, with Rev. Jean Schwien officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Brandfas, Ann
Ann Brandfas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2004 - Ann Brandfas, 46, passed away Sept. 5, 2004 due to an auto accident. Born Feb. 15, 1958. Preceded in death by her daughter, Gina Wyatt and brother, John Archibald. Ann is survived by her parents, Arlene and Marlo Archibald; her loving children, Matthew Wyatt, Jana (Eddie) Duncan, Julie Wyatt and Mark Wyatt; sister, Zina (Norm) Dayley; brother, David (Beth) Archibald and numerous nieces and nephews. Ann also leaves behind her special love Larry Belkin. Ann has left deep imprints on all the many lives she has touched. She brought us all joy and laughter that can never be forgotten. Ann was a mother first and always, and a friend to us all. She was our angel! We will miss you Annie! Funeral services will be today at Willsville LDS Chapel at 12:00 p.m. in Willsville, Utah.

Brandon, Elmer E.
Elmer E. Brandon - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1986 - Elmer E. Brandon, late of 210 Vercelli Drive, died March 3, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by nieces and nephews, Leslie R. (Irene) Friend, Pueblo; Ray (Linda) Friend, Rye; Sharon Friend, Colorado Springs; Pattie DeHaven, Pueblo; and John (Mildred) Friend, Pueblo; great-nieces and nephews, Jimmie John, Cheryl Friend, both of Pueblo; Connie Baker, Denver; and Tom Friend, Pueblo. Born May 13, 1909, in Hope, Kan., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1916. World War II veteran. Mr. Brandon worked in the rail mill at CF&I for 32 years, retiring in 1972. Preceded in death by his wife, Sophia E. Brandon, July 6, 1966. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Timmons officiating. Interment, Mountain View. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. The family may be contacted at 201 Sunset Lane.

Brandon, Philip E.
Philip E. Brandon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1997 - Philip E. Brandon, 84, a resident of Las Animas, died at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, Nov. 3, 1997. He was born April 30, 1913, the son of Winfield Scott and Flora Lester Brandon. He married Ethel Lester on Jan. 2, 1942, in Charleston, Mo. He was in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ethel- a daughter, Phyllis (Bill) Lutz of Las Animas- a son, Kenneth (Leilani) Brandon of Salida, Colo. - a brother, Robert Brandon of Toledo, Ohio- six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 1997. Interment will follow in Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Brandon, Roxanna
Roxanna Brandon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2001 - Roxanna Brandon, 51, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 30, 2001, as a result of a motorcycle accident. She was born in Pueblo on Dec. 12, 1949; a graduate of East High School, 1967, and was employed by Public Service of Colorado for more than 20 years. She has been an employee at Home Depot for the past five years. Roxanna, one of a kind. A loving mother, a true friend, a rebel at heart. An impressive person who you could never forget, and will always remember. She has touched thousands with her loyalty, love and strong attitude for living life to the fullest . . . and she did. She'll be missed, but her spirit will forever have us smile. She did it right, and we will always love her for it. Preceded in death by her father, Don Brandon. She is survived by her children, Eva Gonzales, Jorma Duran, Tierre Duran; and lifetime friend, Larry Duran; as well as a host of special friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Brandt, Becky Marie
Becky Marie Brandt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1986 - Becky Marie Brandt, Aug. 25, 1986. Infant daughter of Mike and Ruth Brandt of 205 E. Adams. Sister of Jessica and Sara Brandt. Granddaughter of Bruce and Elizabeth Brandt and Katherine Killeen, all of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous other relatives. Memorial Mass of the Angels, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, St. Patrick Church.

Brandt, Bruce F.
Bruce F. Brandt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2006 - Bruce F. Brandt, 46, loving son and brother, wonderful friend and companion passed away on March 1, 2006. Bruce was born in New York on May 26, 1959. He moved with his family to Tucson, Ariz., in 1973. A graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School, he attended Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona before joining the family business, Hank Brandt Associates, where he raised funds for religious and non-profit organizations. His expertise and ability to inspire generosity raised millions of dollars that benefited Catholic churches and charities nationwide. Bruce took his position as executive director of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation in 2000. He loved living in Pueblo, boating on the lake and made many friendships that sustained him in his final days, especially the love of his companion, Dorothy Cook. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Hank Brandt; and is survived by his mother, Joan Brandt; his brother, Hank (Julie) Brandt III; his sister, Regina Brandt; his nephew, Hank Brandt IV; niece, Rachel Brandt; and by friends and relatives across the country. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave., with the Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya, D.D., as celebrant. Concluding services and interment will be held in Tucson, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Year-End Appeal of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Brandt, Elinor May
Elinor May Brandt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2005 - Elinor May Brandt, 67, born Sept. 14, 1938, went to be with the angels June 16, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Inez Smith. She left behind her loving husband, Clarence; and their three children, Darlene Stoneking, Christine (Mike) Hanks and Steve (Connie) Brandt; grandchildren, Trudie Thomason, Tamra and Scott Stoneking, Nicholas and Teaya Brandt, Brandon (Raeleen) and Justin Zane; great-grandchildren, Kane, Nikia and Rebecca Thomason and Brent Zane. Also survived by four sisters, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She and Clarence traveled extensively. Elinor shared her love of life and her many craft projects with family and friends throughout her life. Donations may be made in memory of Elinor to the American Heart Association through the funeral home office. Memorial Service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2005, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Brandt, Mabel L.
Mabel L. Brandt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2000 - Mabel L. Brandt, 81, of Pueblo, Passed away September 14, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Clarence Brandt, Sr. in 1980. Survived by children, Clarence (Elinor) Brandt, Jr., Claude (Marianna) Brandt, Clayton (Maggie) Brandt, Louis (Mayvis) Brandt, Betty (Dale) Adamson, Robert (Annabelle) Brandt; 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 3-great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mabel was head cook at Rocky Ford High School and during the summer she would run the swimming pool which she did for over 20 years before retiring and moving to Pueblo. Visitation Sunday 2-5 PM at the Funeral home. Funeral Service 10 AM Monday, September 18, 2000 at Calvary Church, 5 Tulane Street. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery.

Branine, Haysler Allen
Haysler Allen Branine – Pueblo Chieftain – February 20, 1999 – Syracuse - Haysler Allen Branine, 92, died Feb. 18, 1999, at University Park Care Center, Pueblo, Colo. He was born Oct. 10, 1906, at Cheney, the son of Frank and Letha Allen Branine. A Pueblo resident since 1985, he was a farmer and lived in Hamilton County for 75 years, having moved to Coolidge from Cheney in a covered wagon in 1910. He belonged to First United Methodist Church, Holly, Colo. On Nov. 1, 1933, he married Thelma Elizabeth Polson at Coolidge. She survives. Other survivors include: three sons, Wayne, Lakin, Allen, Manitou Springs, Colo., and Terry, Pueblo; three daughters, Linda Wilson, Castle Rock, Colo., Sue Eddy, Pueblo, and Nikki Cooper, Scott City; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. MST Monday at First United Methodist Church, Syracuse, with the Rev. John Warring presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at Greene Funeral Home, Syracuse. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Brannan, Bill B.
Bill B. Brannan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 1987 - Bill B. Brannan, 3934 Azalea, May 23, 1987. Husband of Agnes R. Brannan. Father of Linda (Michael) Ballard and John E. Brannan. Brother of Mattie (Earl) Villers, Faye (Bill) Bloomer, Ola Lyons, and Iva (Jack) Wood. Nephew of Mattie Luttrel, Nora Murdock and Ola Flick. Also survived by numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He served with the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by Pastor Harvey Coberley. Interment, Imperial. The family may be contacted at 200 Fordham Circle.

Brannan, Smith
Smith Brannan - Carrizozo Outlook - August 3, 1905 - Smith Brannan, a cowboy on the Willis ranch on the Apishaps in Las Animas County was struck by lightening and instantly killed at 4:30 p.m. July 21st while riding alone on the range several miles from any habitation. The horse he was riding was also killed. His body was not found till the next day and was sent to Rocky Ford where his parents live.

Branney, Joseph
Joseph Branney - Huerfano World - August 9, 2001 - A three-day Huerfano County Search and Rescue mission last week, involving five search and rescue teams and search dogs, ended Sunday with the recovery of the body of Joseph Branney. Huerfano County Coroner Della Duran said Branney, 62, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound using a 9mm hand gun. He shot himself in the chest. Duran said the time of death is estimated to be early Thursday, Aug. 2. Branney apparently left his home on Indian Creek Ranch, west of La Veta, sometime early Thursday morning. His wife, Sheryl, and ranch hands reported him missing late Thursday after ranch hands found his truck parked in a remote area of the ranch near Cross Mountain. An initial search of the immediate area was conducted by 10 members of Huerfano County Search and Rescue, but was called off because of darkness. The search, lead by Huerfano Search and Rescue Coordinator Hans Buljung, continued all day Friday and Saturday. Search and rescue teams were called in to assist from El Paso County, Douglas county, Larimer County and the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol. Both El Paso and Larimer County search and rescues brought in search dog teams. A helicopter also searched the area. Buljung said the search was exceptionally difficult because of the terrain, heavy brush and an apparent lack of clues. Search dogs found Branney's body late Saturday in a rock alcove at a high elevation on Cross Mountain. Because of the difficult terrain and an approaching rain storm, searchers roped off the area and returned the next day to retrieve the body. Huerfano County Under-sheriff Paul Zudar and Sgt. Bruce Newman processed the scene early Sunday morning. Then a 10-member technical team from Huerfano, El Paso and Douglas County search and rescues removed the body. Branney and his wife were in the process of building a multimillion dollar home at Indian Creek Ranch at the time of his death. A memorial service will be held Friday in Denver from the Olinger's Funeral Home. Burial will be Friday afternoon in La Veta Cemetery.

Brannigan, Margaret G.
Margaret G. Brannigan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2006 - Margaret G. Brannigan, age 89, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at the Heart of The Rockies Regional Medical Center. Ms. Brannigan was born September 13, 1916 in Victor, Colo. to Arthur and Margaret (McCloskey) Brannigan. Ms. Brannigan moved to Salida from Pueblo in 1997. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Ms. Brannigan was preceded in death by her parents and sister Regina Brazil. She is survived by her nieces Jeanie (Glenn) Everett of Salida, Pat Davis of Rifle, Colo.; nephews Mike (Linda) Brazil of Salida, Colo. and Bob (Mary Ann) Brazil of Pueblo, Colo.; several great-nieces and nephews and special friend Mary Baca. Mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

Brannon, Minerva Catherine
Minerva Catherine Brannon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - Minerva Catherine Brannon, 805 W. 14th. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. FitzRoy chapel with the Rev. George F. Lowe officiating. Interment in the family plot at Mountain View cemetery.

Branom, Evelyn W.
Evelyn W. Branom - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1986 - Evelyn W. Branom, 84, passed away May 4, 1986, at Prowers Medical Center. Service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel with the Rev. Don Bleyle officiating. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation will be held until 8 p.m. Wednesday at our chapel.

Branom, William Wilson
William Wilson Branom - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2005 - William Wilson Branom died on March 12, 2005. Bill was born on June 5, 1930, in McClave, Colo., to William and Evelyn Branom. Bill graduated from Lamar High School in 1948, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He graduated from Adams State College in 1959, and was an accountant in Lamar. From the mid-1970s until his retirement in 1992, he worked at Pueblo Metals. He had three children from a first marriage, Gwynne Evelyn, James Patrick, and Michael Ray, who survive. On Sept. 17, 1979, he married Margaret Ann Haynie, who survives along with a daughter Juanita Marie Haynie. Bill loved and was devoted to his wife Ann. He loved sports, travel, cards, dancing, fishing and shared wonderful friendships. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 145. He enjoyed six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, who survive. His parents and a sister, Barbara, preceded him in death. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, with a service at 11 a.m. and burial to follow at Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Fuente de Vida Hospice through Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5450 Highway 78 W. in Pueblo.

Branson, Clarence W.
Clarence (Chief) W. Branson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1986 - Clarence (Chief) W. Branson, 84, of Las Animas, died Oct. 23, 1986; at Bent County Nursing Home. Mr. Branson was a Las Animas area rancher and member of the First United Methodist Church, Las Animas. He married Helen Gibson, Sept. 7, 1927, in Syracuse, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, William of Trinidad; Stanley of Wasilla, Alaska; the Rev. Robert of Lamar; daughters, Marilyn Morrow, Garden City, Kan.; Margaret Turner, Grove, Okla.; brother, Calvin Branson, Canyon County, Calif.; sisters, Frances Gilly, Brewster, Kan.; Opal Nelson, Eureka, Calif.; Janet Banta, Lemon Grove, Calif. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Branson, Weston Ernest
Weston Ernest "W.E.B." Branson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2001 - Weston Ernest "W.E.B." Branson, age 44, of Pueblo, passed away on Nov. 28, 2001, in Pueblo. He was born in Pueblo on May 24, 1957. Weston is survived by his mother, Barbara Waterman Branson; sister, Blondie Lynn Branson (Jean Dasher) his aunt, Carolyn Waterman; uncle, Jewell Waterman; and cousin, Leroy Waterman. Special lifetime friends, Lawrence and Willie Hall and family. Special friends, Barry and Carolyn, Jess, Sean, Taylor, Rhianon Winch, Jeremey and Shannon and family, Larry Lievers, Jonathan Griffith, Lee Stewart, Randy Stewart, Mike Romero and Abel, Birdy "Shortjoke" Romero and Dick Atteberry. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver W. Branson; grandparents, Willard and Rozetta Waterman. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at the Four Square Church, 2601 Elizabeth, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, plants or food, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or a charity of your choice. - Weston Ernest "W.E.B." Branson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2001 - Weston Ernest "W.E.B." Branson. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at the Four Square Church, 2601 Elizabeth, Pueblo, with pastor Tim Price officiating. He is also survived by special friends, Dan Kredulbaugh and Sharon and Gene Drake; cousin, Alan Waterman; and other friends and relatives.

Brashear, Larry W.
Larry W. Brashear – Orange County Register - June 13, 2002 – Larry W. Brashear passed away June 1, 2002 in Citrus Heights, CA. A long time resident of Fountain Valley, Larry had lived in Southern California since the 1940's. He was born May 24, 1931 in La Junta, CO. Larry was an electronics engineer with 45 years experience in analog circuitry and magnetics design. His work included electronics packaging for the JPL space probes Ranger, Pioneer, and Cassini. He served his country during the Korean War era from 1952-54 in the army signal corp., stationed in post-war Germany. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Marilyn; daughter Melissa Stevens, San Ramon, CA; son Craig Brashear, Fountain Valley, CA; and two adoring granddaughters: Ashley and Julie Brashear, Fountain Valley, CA. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Chapel, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier.

Brasselero, Catherine Anne
Catherine "Cathy" Anne Brasselero - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Age 54, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 15, 2001. Born Jan. 17, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel "Smix" Brasselero; father, Adonis Gonzales. Survived by her children, Sherri (Louis Parra) Brasselero, Pueblo, Jude (Diane Valdez) Brasselero, Pueblo; grandchildren, Megan and Lyndsey Parra, Sammy and Kayla Brasselero; mother, Lucy Gonzales, Pueblo; brothers, Kenneth (Marilyn) Gonzales, Larry (Kathy) Gonzales and Dennis (Yolanda) Gonzales, all of Pueblo; sisters, Barbara Gonzales, Denver, Diane Gallegos, Pueblo, Marguerite (Gale) Abeyta, Colorado Springs, and Cindy (Wayne) Sandoval, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives. Cathy enjoyed going to Cripple Creek and loved the time she spent with her grandchildren. Cathy and her late husband, Samuel, operated several bars in Pueblo. Cathy was a great mom, grandmother, sister and daughter. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Relatives and friends will be received at 1009 E. Fourth St. and at Romero Courtesy Hall after memorial Mass.

Brasselero, Jack
Jack Brasselero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2000 - Jack Brasselero, 87, passed away April 26, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Mary Brasselero; son, Russell (Robin) Brasselero, San Francisco, Calif.; and grandchildren, Bret (Dena) Brasselero, Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Rachel (David) Razon, San Francisco, Calif. Jack is preceded in death by brothers, Sam and Mickey Brasselero; and sisters, Rose Braun and Mary Rusovick. Funeral Service, Monday, 11 a.m. in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Jack Brasselero. Correction: Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral service, Monday, 11 a.m., in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. (4/30/2000)

Brasselero, Mary English
Mary English Brasselero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2006 - Mary English Brasselero, 92, born Feb. 18, 1914, passed away May 1, 2006. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Brasselero. Survived by her son, Russell (Robin) Brasselero; grandchildren, Bret (Dina) Brasselero and Rachael Brasselero; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Ariana. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2006, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Brastow, Helen M.
Helen M. Freeman Brastow – San Juan Prospector – May 9, 1908 – Obituary – Died, in Pueblo, Colorado, May 3, 1908, Helen M. Freeman Brastow, aged 63 years, 11 months and 1 day. The deceased was born in Ohio, removed to Denver, Colorado, where in 1874 she was married to Charles A. Brastow. He was appointed receiver of the U.S. land office, and with Col. John Cleghorn as register they opened the office in Del Norte March 22, 1875, changing the original location from Loma to Del Norte. They purchased lots and erected a residence on South Spruce Street, in which they lived until Mr. Brastow died in 1901, since which time Mrs. Brastow has lived alone. For years she has been in poor health, but not until recently did her mind begin to wander. Mrs. May Nightengale came from Philadelphia to look after her, but she became so violent that it was necessary to send her to the asylum at Pueblo, where she died. The remains were returned to Del Norte. Funeral services were held at her residence last Sunday at 2 o'clock, after which the body was interred in the Del Norte cemetery. Mrs. May Nightengale is the only surviving relative. Thus another pioneer has joined the great silent majority to sleep in peace.

Braswell, Carolyn
Carolyn Braswell - Huerfano World – June 15, 2006 – Carolyn Margaret Braswell, age 89, long-time Salida resident, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2006 at St. Anthony's Central Hospital in Denver from injuries she received from a car accident. Mrs. Braswell was born Oct. 1, 1916 in Walsenburg to Martin and Mary (Mavretich) Matkovich. Mrs. Braswell moved to Salida in 1946 from Walsenburg. She married Frank “Butch” Braswell on May 1, 1954 in Taos. Mrs. Braswell worked for the U. S. Department of Agriculture as a clerk-stenographer for 18 years. She was also employed by the Soil Conservation Service for 10 years. She attended college in Atchison, KS. Mrs. Braswell was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, life time member of the Beta Sigma Phi, had a continuous membership with the Salida Golf Club since 1947, American Legion Auxiliary, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and an Elk's Lady. Mrs. Braswell was a member of WIBC “600” Bowling Club, the Chaffee County “600” Bowling Club and a lifetime member of the Salida Spartan Booster Club. Mrs. Braswell was preceded in death by her parents and husband Frank “Butch” Braswell; brothers Tony, Joseph, and Martin Matkovich, sisters Mary Luchino, Ann Mosco, Angela Cheplenko and Elizabeth Matkovich. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Cremation was chosen. No services are planned at this time. Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.

Bratina, Alice M.
Alice M. Bratina - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2003 - Alice M. Bratina, 47. No viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Bratina, Edward A. Sr.
Edward A. Bratina Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2005 - Edward A. Bratina Sr., 87, passed away April 9, 2005. Survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Julia I. Bratina of the family home; children, Edward A. Bratina Jr., Catherine M. Winters, Dorothy J. (Don) Williams, Michael L. (Norma) Bratina and Joseph P. (Tina) Bratina; siblings, Mary Keller, Elizabeth Young, Stanley Bratina and Ann Pachak; grandchildren, Kassia, Jessica, Annette, Sherrie, Craig, Darren, Courtney, Cameron and Tim; also survived by five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by both of his parents; a son, Richard A. Bratina; and three brothers, John, Steve and Willie Bratina. Edward was born Feb. 27, 1918, in Pueblo, and had been a lifelong resident. He retired from the CF&I after 42 years as a bricklayer foreman. Member of the Shrine of St. Therese and a life member of the Knights of Columbus. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. Inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Bratina, Richard A.
Richard A. Bratina - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2004 - Richard A. Bratina, 55, passed away June 11, 2004. Survived by his parents, Julia and Edward Bratina Sr.; brothers, Edward A. Bratina Jr., Michael L. Bratina and Joseph P. Bratina; and sisters, Cathy M. Winters and Dorothy J. Williams. Preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Bratina on Dec. 6, 2003. Richard was born Jan. 3, 1949, in Pueblo, and worked as an electrician in the mines of Creede, Colo. At his request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Bratina, William A.
William A. Bratina - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2004 - William A. Bratina, 80, born on Dec. 12, 1923, and reborn in the mystery of life on the first day of Spring, March 20, 2004, surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Rosa; his brothers, Steve and John; his daughter, Rosanne, and his grandson, Damian Meadows. Survived by his brothers and sisters, Mary Keller, Ed (Julia) Bratina, Liz (Norman) Young, Anna Papish and Stanley Bratina; his children, Elizabeth (John) Patterson, Will (Suzanne) Bratina, David (Robin) Bratina, Dan (Jeanine) Bratina; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A 1942 graduate of Pueblo Catholic High, he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, sacrificing the innocence of his youth for the freedoms of our nation. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1984. The family would like to extend its gratitude to the wonderful staffs of Pueblo Extended Care Center and the Wound Care Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Father John Farley as celebrant; both services at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow interment at 104 Brentwood.

Bratnick, George
George “Joe” Bratnick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2006 - George “Joe” Bratnick, 53, passed away July 2, 2006. Preceded in death by his father, Ray. Survived by his mother, Helen; sisters, RaeAnn, Cookie (Mike); brother, Don (Judy); two nieces, two nephews; seven great-nieces, and two great-nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday; both services, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bratnick, Raymond G.
Raymond G. Bratnick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2000 - Raymond G. Bratnick, 89, passed away Feb. 12, 2000. Survived by wife of 55 years, Helen Bratnick; children, Rae Ann Bratnick, Don C. (Judy) Bratnick, Joe Bratnick, Cookie (Mike) Krebill; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bratovich, Albert
Albert Bratovich - Oakland Tribune - September 13, 2004 - Oakland, CA - Albert Bratovich, November 6, 1914 - August 14, 2004. He was the beloved husband of Nevon Novella Bratovich and the loving father of Ron Moreland of Montana, Wanda Molinari of North San Juan, Calif., and Debra Hood of Redding, Calif.; preceded in death by daughters, Betty and Shirley. He loved his grandchildren who enriched his life greatly. Albert was born in Yugoslavia and immigrated to the mining camps in Trinidad, Colorado. His sisters, Jenny Dolce, and Donna Festi, and nephew Bob Evans live in the Bay Area. Albert retired from the Butchers' Union in Oakland. He and Nevon were members of the Elmhurst Baptist Church, and then, upon moving, became members of the Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley. He will be remembered as a man with a lively wit who always had a story to tell. These stories now become his legacy to those he leaves behind. Albert died peacefully with his daughters at his side and now sings in the heavenly choirs, where he joins his mother, father, brother and sister whom he loved so dearly. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2004, at the home of Gary and Sendy Souza, 4706 Bel Roma Road, Livermore, CA 94551. Sendy can be contacted at (925) 449-3134 or (925) 250-2411.

Brauda, Alton James
Alton James Brauda - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2001 - Alton James Brauda, 78, of Pueblo, affectionately known as Sarge, passed away July 16. 2001. Born Sept. 7, 1922, in Patterson, Ga. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry W. and Rozie V. (Roland) Brauda; also preceded in death by his loving wife, Marina (Marie) Brauda; and his brothers, Lester Brauda and John Brauda; half brother, Leon Brauda. Survived by son, James Brauda, Pueblo; daughter, Rose Trujillo, Aurora; stepson, Fred (Bernice) Trujillo, Pueblo; grandchildren, Christopher, Mark and Marina Trujillo. Also five great-grandchildren; sisters, Stella Loper and Vera Yates; half brother, William H. (Jane) Brauda, Norman (Dorothy) Brauda, Claude (Billie Sue) Brauda; half sisters, Mattie Sackman and Barbara Ann Bennett; sister-in-law, Elaine Brauda; brothers-in-law, Henry (Terri) Trujillo and Joseph (Lucy) Trujillo; sister-in-law, Eleanor (Fred) Sanchez; numerous nieces and nephews. Alton was retired from the U.S. Army, during which he proudly served in WWII and the Korean War. He was very outgoing and friendly with whomever he came across. He was well known for his humor and jokes. Alton was an avid gardener and fisherman. Originally from Georgia, he spent the last half of his life in Colorado. He will be sadly missed by both family and friends. No viewing. Private memorial funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Braum, Alma N.
Alma N. Simpson Braun - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Alma N. Simpson Braun, 90, born March 1, 1913, passed away Dec. 9, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl E. Braun; son, Ronald Braun; daughter, Bonnie Squire; three sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her sons, David (Shirley) Braun, Roger (Linda) Braun and Larry (Maureen) Braun; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and special friend, Jo Marie Kimbel. Alma worked at the Colorado State Hospital as a psych tech for over 20 years. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother who had a wonderful laugh. She enjoyed watching soap operas and reading her daily meditations. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, followed by cremation. Private family inurnment at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colo., at a later date.

Braun, Peter A.
Peter A. Braun - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1986 - Peter A. Braun, 79, of Holly, died Aug. 12, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mass of the Resurrection, 7:30 p.m. Friday; rosary service, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Holly. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Contributions may be made to the church.

Braun, T. F. (Sister of)
Sister of T. F. Braun – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 16, 1873 – Mr. T. F. Braun received a letter last week from his old home, learning the sad intelligence of the death of a beloved sister. We heartily sympathize with Mr. Braun in his sad affliction.

Braun, W. N.
W.N. (Brownie) Braun - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 1998 - W.N. (Brownie) Braun, 92, went to be with the Lord Feb. 26, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Kennedy Braun. Survived by his brothers and sisters, Herbert Braun, Lawrence Braun, Margaret Leiker, Cecilia Adamson and Pauline Smith. Also survived by sister-in-law, Norma Outhier- nephew, Louis Outhier Jr. - nieces, Lois Tretter and Ruthellen Cron- as well as numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Al Madrid and Katherine Kylleen. Preceded in death also by six brothers and sisters. Mr. Braun was a retired switchman from the D&RGW Railroad and a member of Pueblo Elks No. 90 and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Committal service by Pueblo Elks No. 90. The family may be contacted at Corky Outhier's residence, 485-3358.

Braunschweiger, Robert Jr.
Robert Braunschweiger Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1998 - Robert Braunschweiger Jr., 20, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sept. 22, 1977, he has lived in Pueblo since 1984. Survived by parents, Robert and Charlene Braunschweiger- sisters, Betty (Marcos) Guzman, Erin (Mark) Tenorio, Noelle Braunschweiger (Jared Michaelson), and Sherri Braunschweiger. He spent a large part of a short life writing music and poetry. He was a very talented and bright young man. Loved by both family and friends. There will be visitation, noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at the funeral home, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 1998, at Christ the King Church.

Brautigam, Betty J.
Betty J. Brautigam - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2001 - Betty J. Brautigam, 79, of Pueblo West, passed away Nov. 13, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her parents and one infant son, Gary. Survived by her husband, Adam; daughter, Sandra Allen; son, Craig Brautigam; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Clyde Cartright; sister, Gloria (Carl) Cain; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was active in the Women's Fellowship of the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West and V.F.W. 5812 Auxiliary Post. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality and love of family and friends. She will lie in state Thursday, noon through Saturday until service time. Funeral service Saturday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray W. Lincoln officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bravdicca, Dora
Dora Bravdicca – Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 1913 – Dora Bravdicca, age 6 months, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bravdicca, 1004 Elm Street. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 1:30 o'clock at the house and 2 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Father Cyril Zupan will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn under the direction of the United Undertaking Company.

Bravo, Antonio O.
Antonio (Tony) O. Bravo - Huerfano World - February 16, 1984 - Antonio "Tony" Bravo, 78, of Gardner died Monday, Feb. 13, 1984, in Four Seasons Nursing Home in Pueblo where he had been in residence since last October. Born in Red Wing Dec. 29, 1905, he was raised on a farm and attended the rural schools of the area. In his adult years he continued farming and ranching on his own in the Chama area. He married Maria Eva Harmes Apr. 29, 1928. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Gardner, and when at his home in Walsenburg, attended St. Mary Church. Mr. Brave is survived by his wife, Eva; a daughter, Ethel Sandoval, Gardner; a son, Michael Bravo, Pueblo; two sisters Ann Martinez and Stephanie Duran, Pueblo; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was recited Wednesday at Boies Almont Chapel. Wake service is Thursday (tonight) at 7:30 at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary's Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Bravo, Dulcinella
Dulcinella "Nellie" Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2005 - Dulcinella "Nellie" Bravo, 88, born July 19, 1916, in Lincoln, N.M., passed away May 23, 2005, at the family home. She married her childhood sweetheart, Sabino Bravo, April 23, 1939, in Gardner, Colo. Nellie was a loving and understanding grandmother to her 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. She knew each ones name and birthday, and enjoyed teaching them how to cook and bake. Her grandchildren loved her storytelling. Preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Beatrice (Cordova) Salazar; father- and mother-in-law, Ciriaco and Kate Bravo; son, Benedito Bravo; daughters, Rose Alexander and Nancy Bravo; son-in-law, Edward "Coach" Apodaca; two brothers; two sisters; and a granddaughter, Bernadette Byrd. Survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, Sabino; children, Theresa Apodaca, William (Maria) Bravo, Pamela (Teddy) Jaquez, Ciraico James (Cathy) Bravo, 17 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services St. Leander Catholic Church, with the Rev. Benjamin Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Chama Cemetery, Redwing, Colo.

Bravo, Eutiquio
Eutiquio Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2006 - Eutiquio Bravo went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2006. Born Aug. 9, 1923, in Redwing, Colo. He was a WWII veteran. He enjoyed being with his family, fishing, camping and was a longtime contractor in all phases of construction. Preceded in death by his parents, Ciriaco Bravo and Kiteria Maes. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jennie; his children, Doris (David) Martinez-Wood, Shirley (Al) Granados, Catherine (Tom) Vasquez, Ellen Jean Bravo, Gail (Dan) Bravo-Lopez, Edward "Ernie" Bravo, Phillip R. (Sheila) Bravo-Moore, Janet (Kevin) Chavez, Suzanne (Daniel) Mestes, Deborah (Margarito) Bravo-Benegas; 34 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Sabino Bravo; uncle, Julian Maes; aunt, Mary Casias; in-laws, Joe and Jean Cisneros of Pueblo and Joe Casias of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bravo, Juanita I.
Juanita I. "Auntie" Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2002 - Juanita I. "Auntie" Bravo passed away on Aug. 6, 2002, at Parkview hospital following a two-year battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her father, Tony Bravo Sr.; and her godson, Austin Charleston. Survived by her mother, Lucy Bravo; sister, Geri Bravo; brothers, Tony (Shirley) Bravo Jr. and Richard (Liz) Bravo; in addition to 12 nieces and nephews, 18 great-nieces and nephews and three great-great nieces and nephews. Juanita was a court reporter in the 10th Judicial District until her retirement in April 2001. She will be remembered as a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend whose joy came from giving and whose life was centered on her family. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services held at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 2817 Ivywood Lane.

Bravo, Lucy J.
Lucy J. “Nani” Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2004 - Lucy J. “Nani” Bravo departed this life on Aug. 29, 2004. Born in Neodasha, Kan., on July 13, 1913. Preceded in death by husband, Tony, in 1990; and daughter, Juanita Bravo, in 2002. Lucy is survived by daughter, Jeri Bravo; sons, Richard (Liz) and Tony (Shirley) Bravo; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She owned and operated Lucy's Floral Shop for 25 years. Her love of gardening, needle work and animals brought Lucy great joy throughout her life. As Lucy walked through the final stages of Alzheimer's, she taught her family great lessons. The family wishes to thank Sharmar Village Care Center for their loving care and for maintaining Nani's dignity to her final breath. Visitation, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Holy Family Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2032 Rosewood, prior to services. A reception will follow the interment from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Sharmar Chateau, 1201 W. Abriendo.

Bravo, Maria Eva
Maria Eva Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 1986 - Maria Eva Bravo of Gardner, formerly of Walsenburg, Feb. 28, 1986. Survived by Ethel (Richard) Sandoval of Gardner, and Michael (Bessie) Bravo, Pueblo. Services, rosary 7 p.m. Sunday at Boies Memorial Chapel and rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Sacred Heart Church, Gardner. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Bravo, Michael W. Sr.
Michael W. Bravo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2004 - Michael W. Bravo Sr. went to be with the Lord Nov. 24, 2004. He was born May 14, 1933, in Chama, Colo. Mr. Bravo retired from Midwest Steel and Iron Works. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bessie; daughters, Annette Bravo and Janet Segura (Bravo); son, Paul S. Bravo; parents, Tony and Eva Bravo; and sister, Ethel Sandoval. He is survived by his son, Michael W. (Angie) Bravo Jr.; and daughter, Joyce C. (Tony) Baros; granddaughters, Audra and Tara Baros and Monique C. Segura; grandsons, Domenic and Michael Bravo and Derrick Baros; great-grandchildren, Marcis James and Kaitlyn Isabella Bravo. Vigil, 6 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 402 Broadway. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bravo, Rose Elaine
Rose Elaine Bravo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2004 - Rose Elaine Bravo, age 69, was born to the union of Benjamino and Lucy (Amato) Bravo on Sept. 25, 1934, in La Junta, Colo. Rose Elaine departed this life on Feb. 11, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center. Predeceased by her parents, sisters, Anne Cicero, Joanne Vinci, Lucy Hamlin, Josie Cortese and Louise DeNiro; and brothers, Rocky, Ben (Junior), and Frank Bravo. Survived by sisters, Mary Masterantonio and Angelina Cicero, both of Pueblo; and Jean Mann, Kinderhook, N.Y.; and brothers, Anthony (Barbara) Bravo, Pueblo, and Joe (Regina) Bravo, Loveland, Colo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and her second family, Louise Jordan's staff and guests of the Boone Guest Home of Boone, Colo. The celebration of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, St. Leander Catholic Church with the Rev. Ron Roche as celebrant. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta, Colo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in memory of Rose Elaine Bravo to Colorado Bluesky Enterprises, 115 W. Second St., Pueblo, CO, 81003, for building of the Adult Center.

Bray, Agnes Ann
Agnes Ann Bray - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 1998 - Agnes Ann Bray, passed away Feb. 19, 1998. At her request, cremation with no service. Inurnment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.

Bray, Cephas (Sister)
Cephas Bray - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 26, 1912 - Pioneer Nun is Dead - Pueblo - Sister Cephas Bray, aged eighty, who came to Pueblo in 1870 with Sister Maria Teresa when St. Mary's hospital was opened and remained with that institution since then, died of paralysis.

Bray, D. Z.
D. Z. Bray - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 11, 1922 - Pueblo - D. Z. Bray and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Morrow, negroes, were drowned recently when they were caught by a wall of water as they were crossing Peck creek, ten miles west of Pueblo, in an automobile. Mrs. D. Z. Bray was saved.

Bray, George E.
George E. Bray - World Independent – March 5, 1946 – George E. Bray, 84, a resident of Huerfano county for the past 23 years, died at the Lamme hospital late yesterday following a lengthy illness. He came here from Missouri and settled in the Red Wing community, and later retired from farming. Survivors include one son, Walter L. Bray of Fruitland, Idaho; one daughter, Mrs. Rosa Cook of Ozark, Missouri; and by two sisters, Mrs. Sue Smith and Mrs. Nellie Boles, both of Rupert, Idaho. The body will be forwarded this evening to Ozark, Mo., for services and interment. Arrangements here are under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Brazeal, Oren E.
Oren E. Brazeal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2003 - Oren E. Brazeal passed away Feb. 1, 2003, in Pueblo. Services and interment will be held on Wednesday in Santa Fe, N.M. [No other information.]

Brazel, Isabel
Isabel Brazel - Walsenburg World - January 11, 1912 - Died at Gardner, Colo., December 13, 1911, Isabel Brazel age 36 year 9 months 5 days.

Brazes, Francis
Francis (Bill) Brazes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2001 - Francis (Bill) Brazes passed away Nov. 11 at the VeteranΉs Nursing Home in Florence, Colo., after a serious illness of 13 years. He is survived by his wife the former Virginia Fleis; daughters- Linda (Mrs. Bob McCabe of Spokane, Wash.), Beverly Shelden of Branson, Colo. and Sheila Brazes of Hot Springs, Colo.; sons- William Brazes of Campbell, Calif. and Ronald Brazes of Pueblo, Colo.. Also, six grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by two children: Gloria Jean and Allan Roger. During the second World War, Francis was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne with G Company 504 Paratrooper infantry battalion. He fought in 6 major battles, the Ardennes, Naples-Foggia, Normandy, Rhineland, Rome-Arno and Sicily. He has the following medals: American Defense Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge with one Oak Leaf Cluster, European- African- Middle- Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart. Francis was the original owner and builder of BillΉs Texaco garage and Summer Resort Restaurant in Cedar, Mich. He moved to Pueblo, Colo. in 1961 and worked as a Stanley Home Products Dealer until his illness 13 years ago. At his request- no flowers, no viewing and cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and memorial contributions and may be contacted at 57 Drake, Pueblo, Colo.

Brazier, Malcolm D.
Malcolm D. Brazier - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 25, 2001 - Mr. Brazier, 72, died Sept. 23, 2001, at home in Monument. He was an aircraft inspector. Mr. Brazier was born June 6, 1929, in Pueblo to Everett and Evelyn (Etter) Brazier, who are deceased. He was married June 28, 1985, to Thelma Canterbury. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Scott, Eddie and Randy; and seven grandchildren. Visitation and services are planned. Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., 634-8831, is handling arrangements.

Brazil, Courtney Hannah
Courtney Hannah Brazil - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2000 - Courtney Hannah Brazil, infant, passed away Aug. 30, 2000. Survived by parents, Rob and Amy Brazil; sister, Nicolle Brazil; grandfathers, George Mraovich Sr. and Robert Brazil; grandmothers, Patti Campbell and Mary Anne Brazil; and uncles, George Mraovich Jr., and Scott Brazil. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Parish, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo.



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