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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Bream, David W.
David W. Bream - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2000 - David W. Bream 44, unexpectedly passed away. He was born on May 17, 1956, to Boyd W. and June M. (Bowling) Bream. He was a registered nurse. David enjoyed making jewelry, walking his dog, and spending time with his family and children. Preceded in death by his mother, June M. Bream. Survived by his father, Boyd W. (Barbara) Bream, of Aspers, Pa.; spouse, Robin McLain; children, Bryce Donald McLain, Amy and Angela Bream; sister, Sharon Bream, of Gettysburg, Pa. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 3212 Colfax Ave. Graveside services pending through Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa., 17325. Family is receiving friends at 3212 Colfax Ave., home of Chuck and Shar Gillispie, after memorial service.

Breaux, Lesley Dale
Lesley Dale “Les” Breaux – Pueblo Chieftain – October 24, 2006 - Lesley Dale "Les" Breaux, born in Rayne, La., on Sept. 18, 1949, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 22, 2006. Survived by Jeanette Masias Breaux, married 33 years; son, Corey Breaux; brothers, Calice (Julia) Breaux Jr., Gerald (Rebecca) Breaux; sister, JoAnne (Edward) Richard; mother-in-law, Sally Masias; brothers-in-law, Matt and Steve Masias; aunt, Elia Breaux; numerous nieces, nephews and family. Preceded in death by his parents, Calice and Amelie Breaux; and father-in-law, George Masias. Les worked in the Steel Industry for 33 years and was the co-owner of Mexi Deli in Pueblo. He was very proud of his Cajun Heritage, an excellent horseman, loved roping, and would dance at the drop of a hat. He was a Vietnam veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, followed by the rosary at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Breazeal, Helen V.
Helen V. Breazeal - Baxter Bulletin - January 12, 2006 - Mountain Home, AR - Helen V. Breazeal, 67, of Mountain Home, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Roller Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Michael Shy officiating. Helen was born to Shelby R. and Verla (Carter) Hancock on April 25, 1938 in Trinidad, Colo. She married Bob Breazeal on Dec. 28, 1958, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and they moved to Mountain Home in 1995 from Arcadia, Calif., after Bob's retirement. Helen actively was involved at East Side Baptist Church, helping with the Senior Adult Ministry and serving as Sunday school social coordinator. She also enjoyed crafting, sewing, making floral arrangements and beekeeping. Her giving nature was expressed in her involvement with Dogwood Trails Extension Homemakers Club and Gideon's Auxiliary, and she had fun with Bosom Buddy Beauties Red Hat Society. She is survived by her husband Bob; daughter Sherri (Ron) Sayers of Arcadia, Calif.; son Robert (Tina) Breazeal of Ontario, Calif.; grandchildren Elizabeth, Jared and Greg Sayers and Kimberly, Andy and Heather Breazeal; sister Margaret Newcomb of Fort Collins, Colo.; and her mother Verla Hancock of Mountain Home. She was preceded in death by her father, Shelby Hancock, and her stepfather Julian Hancock. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House or Gideon's International. Arrangements by Roller Funeral Home.

Breckenridge, Robert G.
Robert G. Breckenridge - Pueblo Chieftain - Tuesday, July 5, 1938 - Robert G. Breckenridge Passes Quietly After Long Life as Representative Citizen - Product of a Pennsylvania Pioneer Family He Helped Make History in Colorado - Beginning in 1887 at Monte Vista, Came to Pueblo in 1915 To Leave His Imprint on City's Development Along Many Lines, Made Friends and Deserved Them - Another Pueblo and Southern Colorado pioneer and representative citizen has passed away.  Monday morning at 1 o'clock Robert G. Breckenridge slept while life passed from his mortal body at St. Mary's hospital where he had been confined for several weeks as the result of a fall in his home.  The end came as Mr. Breckenridge always hoped it would come, peacefully; his heart failed him after a number of physical shocks which it was unable longer to withstand. Mr. Breckenridge, “Bob,” to almost everybody he knew, was one of the outstanding citizens of Pueblo and of their western country.  He came of that kind of Kentucky stock from which the man he often quoted, Abraham Lincoln, came; he was a great admirer of the life and character of the martyred president and often cited and emulated principles and characteristics which made Lincoln respected and revered.  He was always thrifty in his daily file, and a liberal contributor to many civic projects. In Pueblo few activities can be named with which he was not actively identified, often initiating them for the good of the community and of the state.  As in his chosen line of industry he was a builder in civic progress and development which mark him as practicing theories based on lasting foundations; he detested shams of any kind, and his sincerity in anything in which he took an interest never waned. Mr. Breckenridge was born Sept. 20, 1864, in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  As a child he moved to Kentucky with his parents.  He came to Colorado in 1887 and went to Monte Vista, where he was married to Miss Jennie Gallaher.  Mrs. Breckenridge preceded him in death.  She passed away Dec. 27, 1934. In Monte Vista Mr. Breckenridge became associated with the Colorado Mining and Elevator Co.  He maintained positions of high respect and trust with the company for about 50 years. He was a director of the Colorado Mining & Elevator Co. He was elected to the state house of representatives from Rio Grande County, serving in 1903 and 1905.  In 1907 he served as speaker of the house. In Monte Vista he was associated with his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Wallace, in the operation of the Wallace State bank. In 1915 the family moved to Pueblo where Mr. Breckenridge was destined to play a prominent part in building the development of this city.  He came here as general manager of the Pueblo Flour mills (?) the position he held at the time of his death. His civic service in Pueblo dates back to his arrival in the city and he was always a leader in movements for the benefit of Pueblo and its citizens.  He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce and the community chest.  He was a past president of the Rotary Club and was prominent in Masonic work including Southern Colorado consistory No. 3, A. Kaly Shrine and other Masonic orders.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Mr. Breckenridge was a director of the Railway Building & Loan association and was one of the men who guided the association out of liquidation back into a thriving business. He was president of the First Colorado industrial bank of Pueblo. Mr. Breckenridge was prominent in local and state Republican circles and was looked upon as one of the party's strongest leaders in the state. Mr. Breckenridge is survived by three children: Mrs. J. W. Thompson of Pueblo, Mrs. M. C. Evans of San Mateo, Calif., and Robert J. Breckenridge, Jr., of Pueblo; three brothers, Walter B. Breckenridge of Yuma, Colo.; John Breckenridge of Winona Lake, Ind., and L. L. Breckenridge of Twin Falls, Idaho; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Wallace of Denver and Etta Breckenridge of Winona Lake, Ind.  Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements had not been completed.

Breckenridge, William
William Breckenridge – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 19, 1877 – New Mexico – Sentenced to be Hanged – Cimarron, April 12 – The negro, William Breckenridge, who murdered William Maxwell and his son, in this county on the 23d of March last, has been tried for the crime at Taos, and on Monday was convicted and sentenced by Chief Justice Waldo to be hanged in public at this place, on May 8th next. The murderer was ably defended by Messrs. Frank Springer and T. F. Conway, the counsel appointed by the court for his defense.

Bredy, William A.
William A. Bredy - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1987 - William A. Bredy, June 1, 1987. Husband of Sylvia Bredy, who passed away July 21, 1957. Brother of Marie Bredy, Ella Aanerud and Christine Lundquist, all of St. Paul, Minn. Brother-in-law of Annie Bredy, Hoffman, Minn. Survived also by several nieces and nephews, including Sylvia (Frank) Holmes, Pueblo; two great-nieces and many dear friends, including Mabelle Martin. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Christina Bredy; his brother, Otto Bredy, and his sister, Ella Rickman. Mr. Bredy was employed as a physical therapist for the U.S. government, retiring in 1965 and was a Pueblo resident for the past 25 years. He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army and a member of Wesley United Methodist Church; the Over Forty Club; Silver State Lodge No. 17, AF&AM; Toastmasters and the Al Kaly Shrine. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Wesley United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Tom Steranka. Masonic committal service, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Alzheimer's Research Fund, 1008 Minnequa, in care of the Department of Social Services.

Breece, Rose
Rose (Pugliano) Breece - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2004 - Rose (Pugliano) Breece, 80, passed away Nov. 28, 2004. Survived by her children, Jim (Babe) Pinelle and Anthony (Tonya) Pinelle, all of Pueblo, Darryl (Michael Blue) Dugan of Denver, Mary Jean (Charlie) Wilson of Brookville, Ohio, and Ernestine Ramos of San Bernardino, Calif.; brother, Joe Pugliano of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Gloria Pugliano of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jackie (Cory Anderson) Pinelle, Nicki Pinelle and Chris Pinelle; great-grandchild, Irie Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Frederick C. Breece; parents, Alec and Carmella Pugliano; brothers, John and Carmen (Marian) Pugliano. Rose was born May 23, 1924, in Kleenburg, Wyo., and was a 1943 graduate of Pueblo Central High School. She loved crafts, crocheting and cooking. Rose will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Meals on Wheels, through the funeral home.

Breen, John
John Breen - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1917: Died, John Breen, 75, an early coal mine developer of Huerfano County. He was superintendent for the Walsen and Rouse mines, and half owner of the Breen.

Breen, Joseph P.
Joseph P. Breen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 9, 1987 - Joseph P. Breen, 254 S. Circle Drive, Pueblo West, went home to the Lord, May 8, 1987. Husband of Rosemary A. Breen of the family home. Father of Eugene J. (Nancy) Breen and David V. (Mary Jo) Breen, both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Kevin John (Renee) Breen, Columbus, Ohio. Survived also by four brothers and six sisters. Preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Breen was a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Church; Pueblo West Lions Club and the Pueblo West Pride Committee. He owned a family real estate business in Pittsburgh before moving to Pueblo West 11 years ago. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Pueblo West Ecumenical Church will be conducted by Pastor Ken Moore of the Christian Fellowship Church and Pastor Robert Langbauer of the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church. Memorials may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman.

Breene, Jennie Teresa
Jennie Teresa Breene - Walsenburg World - October 10, 1901 - Died at Santa Clara, Colo., Saturday, October 5, 1901, Mrs. John T. Breene, aged 53 years of Pneumonia. Mrs. Breene was well known in Huerfano County having live here for a long number of years. Her maiden name was Jennie Teresa Moore and she spent her early childhood in Philadelphia, Pa., until she was married in ______ to Mr. Breene. After her marriage she removed with her husband to Anthracite, Colo. At which place Mr. Breene was superintendent. Mr. Breene has also been superintendent at Old Rouse, and for a large number of years he held that position at the Walsen Mines here. He is now located at New Rouse or Santa Clara. Mrs. Breene's body was shipped from Santa Clara to Philadelphia where she will be buried. Mrs. Breene has three sisters and one brother living in Philadelphia where they are a very prominent family. The sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives. Mrs. Breene left no children, but has one nephew, Martin Brennan. Her nephew Peter Breene died but a short time ago. Card of Thanks - I wish to extend my sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness shown me by the ladies and gentlemen of Santa Clara during my recent sad bereavement. I must especially thank Mrs. Jas. O'Neill, Mrs. J. N. Mc Gowen, Mrs. C.F. Donahue, Mrs. Chas. Allen, and the Misses Bella Porter, Eliza Deane, Frances Brunelli, and all others who so tenderly cared for my wife during her illness and who rendered such valuable aid after her demise. May He who records all such acts bestow upon you the blessings which your work deserves. - John P. Breen

Breene, Mary
Mary Breene - Wray Rattler - July 31, 1913 - With her right hand clasped tightly about three copper cents, the body of Mrs. Mary Breene, 75, a wardwoman at St. Mary's hospital was found floating in the Bessemer ditch inside the steel works enclosure. She had been acting strangely at the institution and searching parties had been organized when word reached the hospital that she was dead. The woman is survived by a husband, Leo Breene, 75, also an attaché of the hospital. he was prostrated at the news of her death and owing to his age and feeble condition, it is doubtful if he will survive the shock.

Bregar, Ann E.
Ann E. Bregar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2004 - Ann E. Bregar, born Jan. 17, 1929, in Avondale, Colo., passed away Jan. 22, 2004, in Pueblo. Survived by beloved nephew, Thomas (Nancy) Bregar; sister, Edith Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Mary and Joseph Bregar; brothers, Edward, Joseph and John Bregar; and sister, Mary Sable. She graduated from Avondale High School. Retired from District 60 after 20 years of service. She also worked for Jackson Chevrolet. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Bregar, Eleanor F.
Eleanor F. Bregar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2003 - Eleanor F. Bregar, born May 22, 1920, Bronx, N.Y., to the union of John J. and Clara E. Kiernan, passed away Jan. 13, 2003. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Joseph P. Bregar, 1992. She is survived by her children, Thomas J. (Nancy) Bregar, William K. (Marlene) Bregar, Frederick J. (Tammy) Bregar, all of Pueblo, James A. (Diane) Bregar, of Gilbert, Ariz., Rose M. Guillen, of Pueblo; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Florence (Bill) Grogan, Newnan, Ga. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. She and her husband farmed for many years before she started her career at the Colorado State Hospital General Accounting Department. Eleanor retired after 21 years of dedicated service. She was very involved in the community through her work at St. Joseph Church and through the St. Charles Mesa Family Community Education Club. She gave back to the community for 30 years through this organization. Just for fun, Eleanor enjoyed reading, playing Scrabble or watching a Colorado Rockies baseball game. Her first love was to her family; time with the grandchildren she treasured the most. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. this evening, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Eleanor F. Bregar to the Parkinson's Foundation, through the funeral home office.

Brehe, Genevieve
Genevieve Brehe - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2002 - Genevieve Brehe, 91, passed away in Pueblo on Aug. 23, 2002. Services will be held in Sterling. [No other information.]

Brehm, John F.
John F. Brehm - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2001 - John F. Brehm, 74, departed this life on May 26, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Born Oct. 21, 1926, in San Antonio, Texas. Preceded in death by his mother, Rose Satsky (1938) brother, Bill (1962) and daughter, Cyndi (1987). Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Elizabeth, of the family home; daughters, Carla (Chuck) Jahn, Darla (Dennis) Jimenez, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Reahanna, Jessica, Jamie, Christopher and Caitlin; and great-granddaughter, Gabby. Also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. John served in the Navy. He was retired Master Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard. John enjoyed spending time with his family, daily coffee at the El Corral, coin collecting, playing the lottery, antiques and watching television. He was a very loving husband, father and grandpa. John was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. Viewing, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral service, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Reception to follow at Imperial Reception Hall.

Breitenfeld, Elsie Lee
Elsie Lee Breitenfeld - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1998 - No text published. [Born January 25, 1923; died August 2, 1998; residence Rocky Ford, Otero County, CO].

Brelsford-Valdez, Terri
Terri "Honey" Brelsford-Valdez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2002 - Terri "Honey" Brelsford-Valdez, 49, went to be with the Lord Nov. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by her loving mother, Della Rodriguez. Survived by her husband, Richard Valdez; children, Simon (Crystal) Gonzales, Desiree (Eddie) Vigil; grandchildren, Ceasar Gonzales, Angelo Ramirez and Alycia Vigil; father, Joe Rodriguez; brothers, Manuel (Sharon) Rodriguez and Richard (Carol) Rodriguez; nephews, Ronnie (Debbie) Rodriguez, Buddy (Lena) Rodriguez, all of Pueblo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, whom she loved dearly. She loved going fishing at Horseshoe Lake, riding on the motorcycle and spending time with her grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Combined rosary and Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Leander Church, Sixth and Monument, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant.

Bremer, Hazel H.
Hazel H. Bremer – Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1998 - Hazel H. Bremer, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 27, 1998. Mrs. Bremer will be remembered by her family for her artistic talent. She was an accomplished seamstress, quilter and artist and left loving memories for her family with each cherished treasure. She was a member for more than 50 years of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder, was a member of the Martha Ladies Circle, presided as Treasurer for the Women's Association. She was also a member of the Marines Group. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred H. Bremer, in 1964. Survived by her loving family, including daughters, Nancy (Zachary) Waller, Eileen (Jack) Stone- grandchildren, Randy (Beth) Waller, Susan (Chris) Graham, Kelli Stone, Michael (Melanie) Stone- great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica Waller, Tyler and Nathan Graham, and Morgan Stone. Visitation at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday. Interment at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Imperial Memorial Gardens followed by funeral service and reception at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

Brendel, Charlene R.
Charlene R. Brendel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2000 - Charlene R. Brendel, 67, died March 12, 2000, at her home in Canon City. She was born to Gladys and Ralph Guthridge on March 15, 1932, in Moville, Iowa. Mrs. Brendel taught elementary music, art and band in Canon City schools for 25 years. She began teaching music in Terrell, Iowa in 1954. She was the choir director at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and had earlier served as the choir director of the Baptist church. Charlene was president of Canon City Music Club the past four and a half years. She also served on the board of directors of the Fremont Center for the Arts and was secretary of the Community Concert Association. Additionally, she was president of the Retired Teachers Association and active in the American Association of University Women. Charlene sang with the Pueblo Symphony Chorale for many years. She is survived by three sons, Jim, Jerry and Greg; her twin sister, Charmel; five grandchildren, Davis, Austin, Lauren, Trent and Tyler; along with 10 nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong animal lover and is survived by her numerous animals, including dogs, cats and goats. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dale. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Holt Family Funeral Home, located at 8th and Macon in Canon City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 801 N. Sheridan, Canon City. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. There will be a gathering for friends and family after the service at Shepherd of the Hills. Memorial donations may be made to the Canon City Music Club Scholarship Fund in care of Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, Colo., 81212.

Brendle, Sharon
Sharon Brendle - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Services Friday 10 a.m. Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Gate of Heaven, Roselawn. George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Brenna, James Edward
James Edward Brenna - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1998 - Horan & McConaty, Lakewood, Colo. - James Edward Brenna, of Morrison, died Sept 7, 1998. Husband of Reta- father of Alisha- stepfather of Jeremy- son of Ruth- and brother of Gary, Linda and Janice. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery. Memorial donations suggested to Alisha Brenna College Fund, co P.O. Box 470933, Aurora, Colo., 80047-0933.

Brennan, Katherine M.
Katherine M. Brennan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 1986 - Katherine M. Brennan of 2515 Pitman Place, May 4, 1986. Wife of John P. Brennan, who passed away April 21, 1950. Mother of Patricia McDonnell and Theodore P. (Christie) Brennan, both of Pueblo; John W. (Donna) Brennan, Denver; and Catherince Lacy. Survived also by 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Dell Flemming, Minneapolis, Minn.; Anne Jagger and Anna Walpole of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Brennan was a member of St. Patrick Parish and was active in several church-related activities. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday, St Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. They will greet friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Brennan, 22 Regis, following the committal service.

Brennan, Miles
Miles Brennan - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 12, 1875 - Morris James, who shot and killed Miles Brennan, in Trinidad, has been released on $5,000 bonds.

Brennan, Thomas
Thomas Brennan – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Thomas Brennan is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Thomas Brennan: From Leadville, Colorado. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Thomas Brennan, Leadville - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Brennen, Mike T.
Mike Timothy Brennen - Huerfano World - June 14, 1990 - Mass of Christian Burial for former Gardner resident Mike Timothy Brennen, 40, of Burley, ID, was held Saturday, June 9 from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery. Mr. Brennen was born Sept. 16, 1949, in Twin Falls, ID, and died May 27, 1990 in Burley. He was a resident of Gardner while working for CF&I in Pueblo for seven years. Survivors include his son, Michael E. Brennen, Walsenburg; a daughter Eileen C. Brennen, Walsenburg; his former wife, Gloria Bucci, Walsenburg; his mother, Margaret Ford, Union City, CA; a sister, Kathy Gauthier, Fremont, CA; numerous nieces and nephews.

Brenner, Hollis M.
Hollis M. Brenner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1999 - Hollis M. Brenner, 79, passed away June 8, 1999. Survived by his wife, Lorraine Brenner- children, Richard D. (Donna) Brenner, Reno, Nev., Diana M. Brenner (James R. Glade), Pueblo and Carl (Janet) Brenner, Nashville, Tenn.-grandchildren, Paul D. (Charla) Brenner, Sacramento, Calif. Richard D. Brenner, Reno, Nev., Suzanne R. Combs, Denver, Colo., Dawn M. (Jeffrey) Fein, Reno, Nev., Stacey L. (Lee) Harding and Carla M. Combs, both of Pueblo- and three great-granddaughters. Mr. Brenner retired from CF&I Steel, where he was a chemist. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and was member of BPOE No. 90 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. At his request, cremation with no services. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may contribute to the Stroke Survivor's Association through the funeral home office. Family will receive friends at 926 Alexander Circle from 1 to 4p.m. today.

Brenner, Lorraine V.
Lorraine V. Brenner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2001 - Lorraine V. Brenner, 76, passed away July 14, 2001. Preceded by her loving husband, Hollis M. Brenner, June 8, 1999. Survived by children, Richard D. (Donna) Brenner of Reno, Nev., Diana M. Brenner (James R. Glade) of Pueblo, Carl Brenner of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Paul D. Brenner of Sacramento, Calif., Richard D. (Jennifer) Brenner of Reno, Nev., Suzanne R. Combs of Denver, Dawn M. (Jeffery) Fein of Reno, Nev., Stacey L. (Lee) Harding of Pueblo, Carla M. Combs of Denver; and seven great-granddaughters. She is best remembered as being a member of the BPOE No. 90 and the Eagles. She was an avid golfer and bowler and was a member of the City Park Golf Club. At her request, cremation with no services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in her name. Family will receive friends at 1514 Lexington today from 1 to 4 p.m.

Brent, Robert A.
Robert Arthur Brent – Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2003 - Robert Arthur Brent, 68, passed away June 19, 2003, in Pueblo. Among his survivors is his wife, Susan, of the family home in Westcliffe. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held in Westcliffe.

Brentlinger, Harry B.
Harry B. Brentlinger – Yuma Pioneer – July 31, 1903 – Harry B. Brentlinger, a passenger conductor on the Missouri Pacific, dropped dead at his home in Pueblo July 27th. His death was caused by the breaking of a blood vessel in his head. Note: Harry Brentlinger was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado.

Brentlinger, J. W.
Commissioner J. W. Brentlinger - Basalt Journal - December 23, 1905 - Former State Labor Commissioner J. W. Brentlinger died at Pueblo a few days ago. His funeral was held in the Fountain Presbyterian church and was largely attended.

Brescher, Fred L. Jr.
Fred L. Brescher Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2003 - Fred L. Brescher Jr., 57, passed away Feb. 4, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 1, 1945, in Pueblo, Colo., to Fred and Rose Brescher. Preceded in death by his father, Fred; and his loving wife, Carol. Survived by his parents, Rose (Jack) Broska; daughters, Michele Brady and Felicia Brescher; brother, Daniel Brescher; and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church. Per his request, cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Felicia Brescher College Fund through the funeral home office in his memory.

Brescia, David M.
David M. Brescia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2004 - David M. Brescia. In loving memory of our beloved son, brother, husband and father, David M. Brescia, 29, will be laid to rest Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Andrea; and four daughters, Courtney, Abriana, Ariel and Megan; his father, David (Toni) Brescia; his mother, Mary (Bob) Hartnett; two sisters, Kristen McGillvary and Melonie Brescia; mother- and father in-law, Marcie and Dennis Morgan; brother-in-law, Chuck Morgan; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Viewing will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today, June 22, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Family Catholic Church with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mass will be offered by Father Gary Underwood from Hansom AFB, Mass., and the Rev. Danny Bryant of the First Church of God. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in David's name be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Breshears, Nina M.
Nina M. Breshears - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1974 - Mrs. Nina M. Breshears of Fontana, Calif., whose mother, Mrs. Sarah Sowell, resides in Pueblo, died Thursday in a Fontana hospital. Mrs. Breshears, a native of Colorado, had lived in California about 30 years. Among other survivors are her husband, two children and a brother, Arthur Sowell, of Pueblo. Services will be held today in Fontana.

Bressan, Arthur L.
Arthur L. Bressan - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1986 - Arthur L. Bressan, Walsenburg (Bear Creek), March 21, 1986. Husband of Ruth C. Bressan; father of David Bressan, Douglas (Kathy) Bressan, Don (Nancy) Bressan and Daryl Bressan, Walsenburg, Deborah (Jim) Smith, Canon City, Dana Bressan, Greeley. Brother of Agnes Brunelli, Julia Malano, Marie Schwelka, Walsenburg; William (Esther) Bressan, Grand Junction; and Charles (Lenore) Bressan, Pueblo. Seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Private interment services. Memorial Mass to be announced later.

Bressan, Charles B.
Charles B. Bressan - Huerfano World - March 8, 1990 - Charles B. Bressan, 78, of Pueblo, died Mar. 4, 1990. Mr. Bressan retired from CF&I in 1976 after working for 35 years. He was also a member of the Colorado Barb Wire Association. Survivors include his wife, Lenore, Pueblo; two sons, Alvin, Pueblo and Vernon, Longmont; one brother, William, Grand Junction; two sisters, Marie Schwelka and Julia Malano, both of Walsenburg; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial was Wednesday from St. Francis Xavier Church in Pueblo. Burial was in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bressan, Lenore A.
Lenore A. Bressan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2000 - Lenore A. Bressan went to be with the Lord on Jan. 28, 2000, in Pueblo. Born June 3, 1917, in Strong, Colo. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Bressan; parents, George and Lida (Langosh) Kimbrel; three brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren, James, Robert and Rebecca Bressan. Survived by her sons, Alvin (Sandra) Bressan of Pueblo and Vernon (Amy) Bressan of Longmont, Colo.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, John (Alma) Kimbrel of Walsenburg; sister, Audrey Naurth of La Veta, Colo; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was an active member of VFW Post 5812 Ladies Auxiliary. By her request, there will be no public visitation. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception immediately following interment at Imperial Reception Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the charity of choice in her name.

Bressler, P. L.
P. L. Bressler – Pueblo Indicator – May 22, 1915 – Father Killed, But Baby Escapes – Victor – P.L. Bressler, and employee of Pepper's Creamery of Canon City, who was visiting here with his brother-in-law, was killed at a point about ten miles south of here on the Canon City road, when his automobile turned over, as the result of a cave-in of the road. Death was apparently instantaneous. Mr. Bressler's wife and infant child were with him at the time. Mrs. Bressler sustained critical injuries while the baby was thrown into a creek but was rescued and escaped without a scratch.

Bressler, Vera
Vera Bressler - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2000 - Vera Bressler of Canon City. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor Bill Carson officiating. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington, Kan., with interment following at Hoisington Cemetery. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 8, at Holt Family Funeral Home.

Bretell, Robert
Robert “Bob” Bretell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2001 - Robert “Bob” Bretell, age 66, of Lamar, died March 29, 2001. Funeral services, 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2001, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to service time Monday. Memorial contributions to the Fairmount Cemetery Veterans Section Improvement Funds.

Brettell, Lorriann
Lorriann Brettell – Colorado Springs Free Press – June 17, 1968 – Road Mishap Kills Pueblo Child, 3, South of Springs – A three-year-old child died Sunday when the car in which she was riding crashed eight miles south of Colorado Springs on I-25. The death of Lorriann Brettell, 3, and the death Saturday of Reidar Jakob Brekke, 26, raised the Colorado highway fatality toll to 257, 35 ahead of last year's date. The Brettell child was killed when a car driven by her mother, Ruth Ann Brettell, 28, of Pueblo, went out of control and overturned. The child was pinned under the car and dead at the scene of a broken neck. The mother was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs with body cuts. Brekke, of Breckenridge, Colo., went off the road on Highway 282 near Basalt, Colo. He was crushed to death when the auto overturned.

Brewer, Carrie A.
Carrie A. Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2001 - Carrie A. Brewer passed away May 7, 2001, in Pueblo. Carrie was born on Dec. 19, 1932, in Littleton, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Her survivors include her brother, David Brewer, of Littleton. Cremation, Davis Crematory. No viewing or services.

Brewer, Clarence
Clarence Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2000 - Clarence Brewer of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on June 22, 2000. He was a veteran of WWII. Clarence was a kind and loving man who will be remembered as a loving father, husband and grandfather by those who survive him, including his wife, Mary Brewer; children, Richard Brewer, Billie Jean (Jeff) Hawkins and Leroy (Tina) Poindexter; granddaughters, Rae Jean Hendrich, Cathy Brewer and Tracey (Bart) Rivas; grandson, Mark Poindexter; great-grandchildren, Bobbie Jean Hendrich, Raven and Jared Rivas; and great-great-granddaughter, Deandra Rivas; sister, Opal Spear, Oklahoma City, Okla.; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Clarence was a member of the Elk Lodge No. 90, Eagles No. 145 and the VFW. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. Funeral service to be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens with graveside rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Brewer, Howard L.
Howard L. Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1986 - Howard L. Brewer, Pueblo resident for 26 years, late of 1032 W. 12th St., passed away Jan. 9, 1986. Mr. Brewer was an auto motive mechanic and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Brown, of the family home; three daughters, Kathy (Russ) Clawson, Catherine (Gilbert) Garcia and Stella (Dave) Aragon, all of Pueblo; two sons, Lovelle (Lorraine) Brewer, Pueblo, and Robert (Mary) Lobato, Cookeville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lola Murray, Myrtle, Mo., and Johnny Mae Miles, Friona, Texas. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. The interment will be in Fort Logan National Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1032 W. 12th St.

Brewer, J. H.
J. H. Brewer - Huerfano World - January 25, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: An explosion in the Pictou mine killed, Frank Marquis, J.H. Brewer and Pete Johnson. [Editor's Note: J. H. Brewer died January 20, 1902. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, January 23, 1902, Page 1.]

Brewer, James K.
James K. “Jim” Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2005 - James K. “Jim” Brewer, 68, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; and son, Allen. Jim is survived by his current wife, Jeanne; sons, Kenneth (Trish), Bob (Sara), Doug Brewer; numerous grandchildren; sister, Kay Swartz; also survived by numerous nieces, and other relatives. Viewing will be 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Brewer, Lillie M.
Lillie M. Brewer - Tulare Advance Register – June 6, 2004 - Lillie Brewer, Homemaker - Lillie M. Brewer went to be with Jesus on June 3, 2004. She was born on Dec. 3, 1920, to John and Alice Taylor in Sayre, Okla. She met her husband, Claud, when she was 13 years old in La Veta, Colo. They were married in 1937. In 1944, Claud and Lillie moved to Delano when Claud entered military service. In 1947, they moved to Pixley and established a home on Road 152. Lillie assisted Claud in his real estate and insurance businesses. Lillie was a devoted Christian and strong woman of faith. She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible school classes for many years. Lillie is survived by her husband, Claud, of Pixley; two sons, Stan and his wife, Jane, of Bakersfield and Darold and his wife, Pat, of Arizona; seven grandsons, Kavin, Kent, Chris, Mitchell, William, Michael and Matthew; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Birdie Ross and her husband, Cliff, and Thressall Barnes and her husband, Dale; and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Lillie Brewer -- faithful wife, loving mother, wonderful friend. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tipton-Pixley District Cemetery in Tipton. Arrangements are by Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel.

Brewer, Lois Mae
Lois Mae Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2003 - Lois Mae Brewer, 75, beloved mother and grandmother, a native Puebloan, born June 12, 1928, left this life Aug. 18, 2003, to join her husband of 35 years, Fred L. Brewer; daughter, Susan Relph; son, Phillip Brewer; her parents, William Downs and Gertrude Mulholland; three brothers, William Jr., George and Daniel Downs; and sister, Louise Baerman. Lois found joy as the mother of 10 children, 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two stepchildren, six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Rose Coffey of Orange, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Betty Downs, Pueblo, Ellen Downs, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Arietta Miles of Hutchison, Kan; her children, Bill (Judy) Brewer, Burlington, Janice (John) Geurin-Whitwater of Missouri, Lydia (Don) Holcombe, Colorado Springs, Julie (Ken) Varrato, Auburn, N.H., Jim (Robin) Brewer, Becky Davis, Fred (Ronda) Brewer, Chris (Tracey) Brewer, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Brewer, Robert C.
Robert C. Brewer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1997 - Robert C. Brewer, 74, lifetime Crowley resident and retired farmer, died Dec. 27, 1997. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Sugar City. Married Lorna M. Kimball on Feb. 5, 1950. Member of Ordway American Legion Post and VFW and the Elks Lodge No. 1147 in Rocky Ford. Survived by wife, Lorna, of the home- three daughters, Carolyn (Merle) Henry of Holcomb, Kan., Susie (Harold) Wiebers of Canon City, Colo., and Donna (Andy) Trainor of Ordway- one brother, Freddie (Janet) Brewer of Colorado Springs- three sisters, Imogene (Russell) Roddy of Flagstaff, Ariz., Maxine (Loren) Sober of Olney Springs and Carol (John) Law of Colorado Springs- five grandsons and four granddaughters. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at the Crowley Community Baptist Church. Burial in Ordway Cemetery. Please make memorials to the Heritage Center in Crowley.

Brewster, Charley C.
Charley C. Brewster - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2002 - Age 57, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 2, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife; parents; and brother. At his request, no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with inurnment to follow in Lawton, Okla. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Brewster, Lawrence M.
Lawrence M. Brewster - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1971 - Lawrence M. Brewster passed away unexpectedly at Parkview Episcopal Hospital Wednesday, March 17, 1971. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth K. Brewster of the family home. 816 E. Ninth, daughter, Mrs. Barbara Manka, Colorado Springs; Lawrence M. Brewster Jr., Boulder, Colo.; six grandchildren, five brothers, and one sister. Mr. Brewster was a former clerk to the county commissioners, retiring in 1965. Veteran of WW I. Member of American Legion Post 2 for 52 years, department commander of Colorado in 1958 and had been serving on the executive committee of the department. Also a member of the 40&8; Veteran of WWI; 30-year member of BPO Elks 90; Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM and Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Flag folding and Masonic services at Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Brewster will lie in state this afternoon and evening and until noon Friday. Friends who wish may make their memorials to the Colorado Department Rehabilitation Fund through the funeral home.

Brewster, Ruth K.
Ruth K. Brewster - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1998 - Ruth K. Brewster, 84, passed away Feb. 23, 1998. Survived by her children, Barbara (Jerry) Manka of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Larry (Grace) Brewster of Rye, Colo.; sister, Esther Griffith of Collbran, Colo.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Melvin Brewster Sr. in 1971; parents, Joseph and Kate Carlson and five brothers. Born March 16, 1913, in Pueblo, Colo. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church, life member of Ovie Vernon American Legion Post No. 2 Auxiliary and member of Ladies Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Dr. Ron Chadwick officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Brewster, William J.
William J. Brewster - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1913 - In a local hospital, yesterday, William J. Brewster, age 63. The remains are being care for by West Bros. & Whitton, awaiting instructions from relatives in the east.

Brgoch, Anton
Anton Brgoch - Huerfano World - June 26,1960 - Anton Brgoch, 73,Yugoslavia Native, Passes Away Here - Anton "Tony" Brgoch, a native of Yugoslavia, passed away at his West Sixth Street home in Walsenburg early last Saturday morning. He was 73. Born in Yugoslavia on December 12,1886, Mr. Brgoch came to the United States when he was 18 years old settling at first in Youngstown, Ohio, where he worked in the steel mills. Later he moved to the West and made his home in New Mexico and Colorado. On coming to Colorado, he settled in Las Animas County and remained there for 13 years until moving to Huerfano County in 1925. He worked in the area coal mines until his retirement. Mr. Brgoch's first wife, the former Gertrude Selan, died in 1945. He was married on August 2, 1947 to Mrs. Frances Stavar, a widow, who survives him. A daughter, Mrs. Alice Mohan, died on June 11, 1959. In addition to his wife, Mr. Brgoch leave two sons, Anton Brgoch Jr., Denver, and Robert F. Brgoch, La Veta.; a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Duzenack, Walsenburg; two stepson, Carl and Frank Stavar, Helper, Utah; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Veda Topolovec, Helper, and Mrs. Sylvia Farley, Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Brgoch was a member of St. Mary's Church, SNPJ Lodge No. 299, and American Fraternal Union No.101, and the United Mine Workers. Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Mary's Church. Graveside rites were conducted at the Old St. Mary Cemetery by the SNPJ and the American Fraternal Union. Arrangements were in charge of Memorial Chapel.

Brgoch, Gertrude
Mrs. Gertrude Brgoch - Walsenburg World-Independent - September 18, 1945 - Mrs. Gertrude Brgoch, wife of Tony Brgoch of 703 West Sixth Street, died in a Pueblo hospital this morning following a brief illness. She had been a resident of Huerfano County for the past 24 years, coming here from Trinidad. She was born March 17, 1892, in Austria, and died at the age of 53 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice Green of Wadsworth, Kan., and Mrs. Lillian Duzenack of La Veta; two sons, Pvt. Tony of the U. S. Army at Camp Hood, Texas, and T-Sgt. Robert F. of Fort Logan; by one sister, Mrs. Joe Smith of Trinidad; and one brother, John Salen of Helper, Utah. She was a member of the SNPJ lodge, No. 299. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary. World Independent - September 19, 1945 - Rosary services for Mrs. Gertrude Brgoch will be held at the family home, 703 West Sixth Street, Thursday evening at 7:30. Funeral services will be at the home Friday morning at 9:30, and at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary Church. Members of the SNPJ lodge will attend services in a body, and will conduct graveside services at the St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Brgoch, Robert Frank
Robert Frank "Bob" Brgoch - La Veta Signature - December 29, 1988 - Services were held Monday for Robert Frank "Bob" Brgoch, 65, of La Veta, who died December 22, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Born in Primero, Colorado, to Anton and Gertrude Selan Brgoch on November 29, 1923, Mr. Brgoch lived in Colorado all his life. In 1941 he entered the Air Force and served in the pacific during WWII. Following his discharge in 1945, he returned to Colorado and in 1946 married Mary Ann Zanotelli. The couple began ranching in La Veta, and in 1963, Mr. Brgoch was named to the State Water Commission. In 1987, Mr. Brgoch was awarded Water Commissioner of the Year in his division. Mr. Brgoch was a member of Christ the King Church and VFW Post #2643. Surviving Mr. Brgoch are his wife Ann, two sons Douglas (Joyce) Brgoch, Dennis (Toni) Brgoch; two daughters, De Etta (Tom) Brgoch, and DeAnna Brgoch; one sister Lillian Duzenack, seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were conducted at Christ the King Church, with full military services at La Veta Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to St. Mary School of Walsenburg, CO in lieu of flowers. Boies Almont is in charge of all arrangements.

Brice, Walter B.
Walter B. Brice - Huerfano World - October 4, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1898: Died, Walter B. Brice, 32, a school teacher who recently purchased The Cactus with his brother. [Editor's Note: Walter B. Brice died October 2, 1898. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, October 6, 1898, Page 1.]

Brick, Edward
Edward Brick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2003 - Edward Brick, 79, passed away on April 21, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 2, 1923, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to George and Mollie Brick, who preceded him in death along with numerous other brothers and sisters. Survived by his loving wife, Flora Brick; daughters, Shirley Davidson, Peggy Le Platt, both of Pueblo; son, Edward L. (Sue) Brick of Oxford, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Anna Houck (Jack) of Denver, Colo. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Brickman, Edwin
Edwin "Bud" Brickman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2005 - Edwin "Bud" Brickman, 72, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Barbara; children, Kim (Dave) Baca, Shawn (Val) Brickman, Katie Brickman (Keith Burton), Terry (Roger) White, Mickey Clark, and Mark Brickman; grandchildren, Shania (Rob), Jessica (Eric), Stephanie, Cassie, Killian, Casey, Alisha, Isaiah; sister-in-law, Linda Fitch; nieces, Veronica, Crissy and Dawn; and mother-in-law, Lola Boyd. Edwin loved to go bowling and fishing. He was very well liked and will be dearly missed. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Abundant Life Church, 1001 Constitution. Contributions may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Bridges, Alex W.
Alex W. Bridges - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1986 - Alex W. Bridges, March 18,1986. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Lakeside Cemetery. The family requests friends gather at the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethesda Care Center Wishing Well.

Bridgewater, Alpha M.
Alpha M. Bridgewater – Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1990 – Alpha M. Bridgewater, 79, passed away in Pueblo on February 6, 1990. Survived by her husband, Isaac C. Bridgewater, Pueblo; four sisters, Vera Houy, Sarah Shaner, Georgia Perkins, all of Pueblo; Madge (Ernest) Eyestone, Loveland, Colo.; two brothers, Elbert L. (Naomi) Davis, Belton, Texas, John E. (Frances) Davis, Pueblo; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Alpha was born January 26, 1911 in McDonald Co., Mo. Member of First Seventh Day Adventist Church. Visitation hours, noon to 5 pm Sunday and 9 am to 2 pm Monday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 pm Monday at Imperial Chapel with Pastor Eric Nelson officiating. Interment Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bridgman, Beverly
Beverly Bridgman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2001 - Beverly Bridgman, 67, passed away June 13, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents, Richard W. and Gladys Akin; and brother, Ellis Akin. Survived by loving husband of 47 years, Robert Bridgman; son, Scott (Rhonda) Bridgman; grandsons, Brett and Chad Bridgman; brother, Warren (Gloria) Akin; as well as sister-in-law, Daisy (Howard) Bradstreet; and numerous nieces and nephews. Beverly was a 1951 graduate of Central High School. Over the years, she held employment at Martin Music, Stein Foods, Lyle-Ramsey studios and for the past 21 years was the owner and operator of the Why Not Antique Shop. She is best remembered as being a member of the Sweet Adelines, the Musicettes, Order of the Eastern Star, the Assistance League of Pueblo and the Minnequa Club. She was highly involved in the political aspects of her community and served as the campaign chairman for Governor Love and Senator Gordon Allott, as well as the co-chairman of the Pueblo County Republican Party in the mid-'60s. Her family and friends remember her as someone who loved to be active with her family. Fishing, water skiing, golf and bowling kept her active in her spare time. Visitation, 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Private family inurnment at a later date. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in Beverly's name to the American Lung Association.

Brierly, William
William Brierly - Bayfield Blade - July 14, 1910 - William Brierly, a pioneer of Boulder county, died at Trinidad Thursday at the age of 85.

Briggs, A. W.
A. W. Briggs – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 2, 1872 – Retribution. An Armed Mob Enter the County Jail and Capture the Burglar White and Stretch Him Up to a Telegraph Pole. At an early hour on Tuesday morning last, a noted burglar and hotel thief who gave his name as W. White, and who, from all accounts, has plied his nefarious occupation in different parts of the country, broke into several rooms in this city and robbed the inmates of watches and money to the extent of several hundred dollars. After perpetuating the robbery the thief struck out for Denver, where he was arrested at a late hour Tuesday evening, in a Holladay street groggery, by Sheriff Cook, who had been telegraphed as to the particulars of the robbery, and instructed to keep a sharp lookout for the suspected party. On Wednesday White was brought back to this city and thrust into the county jail, nearly all of the missing property having been found upon his person. Thursday the preliminary examination of the prisoner took place before Justice Hart, and resulted in his being bound over, on seven separate indictments for burglary, larceny, etc., in the sum of $8,500 to appear for trial. He was remanded back to jail, and now, as a final addenda, or finish to the career of White, who has furnished us with so many good items, we have to report that he was taken from his cell at an early hour on Friday last, the 1st inst., by an organized vigilance committee, or mob, call it what you please, and stretched by the neck to a telegraph pole standing by the side of the public road near the court house and depot. This, at last, is the stern fate that has overtaken White, and it only remains for us to narrate the particulars, as far as they are, and probably ever will, be known. The affair was conducted very quietly and none of our citizens were aware of the ghastly tragedy, for some hours after it had happened. Sheriff Allen and Cook were down town keeping a sharp lookout for another thief who was reported in this vicinity, and knew nothing of the affair until it was all over. The jailor, Mr. Redfield, an officer of much experience and sagacity, testifies that he was sleeping in the jail, having retired about ten o'clock, a.m., he was awoke by the assistant jailor, A. W. Briggs, who told him there was a mob outside, Redfield went to the door and asked “who's there,” when a voice replied, “Zack Allen, the sheriff, let us in.” Not doubting but that the voice he had heard, was Mr. Allen's and supposing that he had a prisoner, Mr. Redfield turned the key of the door and opened it, when a number of men rushed in dressed in calico and masked, and in a moment the jail was in possession of the mob. Their first act was to bind Redfield and his assistant, hand and foot; leaving them gagged and helpless on the floor. One of the men stooped over and hissed in the ear of Briggs: “lie still and you shant be hurt, but give the alarm and I'll blow your brains out!” After leaving Redfield and Briggs, the mob started for White's cell, the key of which they seemed to find without any trouble. They walked White out with his shackles on. When the miserable man reached the front entrance, and fully comprehended the terrible fate soon to be visited upon him, he turned around and desired time to pray, but this request was sternly denied. He was taken out in the darkness, the stern avengers of the law closed around him, in a solid mass, the word “forward” was given, and that was the last ever seen of White alive. Soon after the party left Redfield freed himself, and gave the alarm. Search was made at once, and the body of White was found, suspended by a stout cord to a telegraph pole, but none of the vigilantes were to be seen. Dead men tell no tales, and the ghastly corpse swaying in the chill morning air was a mute witness against the executioners. The most deplorable feature connected with the affair, is the sudden death of the assistant jailor, A. W. Briggs. He was predisposed to heart disease and had been warned by his attending physician, Dr. Catterson, against all alcoholic stimulants or sudden excitement. After the mob had rescued the prisoner, Mr. Briggs became greatly excited and drank heavily. He returned to the jail about daylight and laid down, and shortly after he was discovered to be dead. The deceased was a native of Vermont, and has a wife and three children we understand, residing in Texas. He was a man of good education, aged about forty-five years and had read with a view of being admitted to the bar. The excitement produced by the capture of White, coupled with the binding &c., doubtless brought on an attack of his old complaint, and he passed away without a struggle. The deceased had many friends, and the body will be interred with befitting solemnity, while his few effects will be forwarded to his sorrowing relatives. Whether White ever made a confession will never be known, but the inference is, that he did not. Had he done so, his life might have been spared. Every indication points to the fact that the deed was committed silently and without ceremony. A rope was fastened within about three feet of the top of the telegraph pole. Through the loop of this another cord was passed, and the end attached to White's neck. The hands of the doomed man were tied behind him, while iron shackles remained upon his feet, from which the stockings and shoes had been removed. He was hauled up and literally strangled to death, and left suspended with his feet about eighteen inches from the ground. The face, which was uncovered, wore an expression of the most intense terror and agony, and was white as marble. The body was permitted to hang until about noon, and was viewed by hundreds of citizens. The hands, small and delicate as a woman's were tightly clinched, while the head, intellectually formed and covered with a profusion of light brown hair, was bowed forward upon the breast. The body was arrayed in a dark woolen overshirt, red flannel undershirt and drawers, and a pair of common check pants. Finally the corpse was cut down under the direction of the coroner, Dr. Thombs, and an inquest held, resulting in the following verdict: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned, jurors, having inspected the body, heard the testimony, and made all needful enquiries in respect and upon the dead body of W. White, hanging dead to a telegraph pole, in the town of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, and Territory of Colorado. We, the said jurors upon our oaths do say, that the said W. White, came to his death by being hanged to a telegraph pole, by some person or persons, to us unknown. P. K. Dotson, John Peabody, Joseph Abrahams, J. R. Lamkin, G. H. Hobson, C. P. Peabody. Pueblo, Nov. 1st, 1872. An inquest was also held upon the body of A. W. Briggs, and the cause of his death returned as follows: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned jurors, having inspected the body, heard the testimony, and made all needful inquiries in respect and upon the dead body of A. W. Briggs, lying in the county jail of Pueblo county, said jail being situated in the town of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, and territory of Colorado; we, the said jurors, upon our oaths do say, that the said A. W. Briggs came to his death by disease of the heart, said death being prematurely hastened by excessive excitement and drink. P. K. Dotson, Joseph Abrahams, J. R. Lamkin, C. P. Peabody, G. H. Hobson, John Peabody, Pueblo, Nov. 1st, 1872. While all of our citizens regret the occurrence, yet the popular impression seems to be that White has only received his just deserts. Of late many outrages have been committed with impunity in this section of country, and it was necessary that a terrible example be made. However much we may regret that such a proceeding has occurred in a civilized community, yet we realize that the effect cannot be otherwise than satisfactory. White was a curse, not only to himself, but to the community in general, and the record of his past career will atone in a great measure for the sudden and deep damnation of his taking off. We only hope that such a tragedy will never again occur in the history of Pueblo, and that the evil doers will be warned by his sad fate to forsake the paths of sin, and lead honest lives. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 2, 1872 – The funeral of the late A. W. Biggs, will take place at 10 o'clock today, from the residence of Z. G. Allen. The public are invited to attend. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 3, 1872 – The funeral services of A. W. Briggs, on yesterday, were very impressively conducted by the Rev. J. H. Merrett and attentively listened to by a small but sincere assemblage of mourners. The insignificance of time, as exemplified by the sudden death of Briggs, was forcibly conveyed to the minds of his hearers by the reverend speaker. Let us trust that the unspoken sympathy of those present for the absent wife and children, will be a comfort to them as they think of the lost one crumbling to dust in a strange land.

Briggs, B. C.
B. C. Briggs – Durango Democrat – June 11, 1909 – Accidentally Shot – Trinidad, Colo., June 10 – B. C. Briggs, a local contractor and superintendent of the Sunday school of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was accidentally shot and instantly killed today by Walter Harris, aged 11. Briggs had taken the Sunday school for a mountain outing. Harris jokingly pointed a gun and discharged it, the bullet entering Briggs' head.

Briggs, Darline May
Darline May Briggs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1998 - Darline May Briggs, 74, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 8, 1998. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Gene Briggs- son, Ricky Briggs- daughter, Marilyn Kay Finn- and grandson, Steven Sowder. Survived by daughters, Donna (David) Edgar and Diana (Steven) Sowder- seven grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren- nieces and nephews. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998. Funeral service to follow, 2 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Briggs, Gertrude M.
Gertrude M. Briggs - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1997 - Gertrude M. Briggs passed away Nov. 23, 1997, following a short, vicious and courageous struggle with cancer. Gertrude was born July 4, 1917, in Wibaux, Mont., to Lawrence J. Nix and Theresa Michaels Nix. She moved to La Junta, Colo., in 1943, where she and her first husband, Maurice Ervin, operated the Spudnut Shop on Third Street until 1951. She and her second husband, Olenn Briggs, then operated the Spudnut Shop on First Street in La Junta. In 1955 Mrs. Briggs moved to Pueblo where she was employed for 27 years at the Colorado State Hospital before her retirement in 1983. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Nocturnal Adoration Society and the Altar Society. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husbands, Maurice Ervin, in 1972 and Olenn Briggs, in 1984, and two brothers, Joseph (Julia) Nix and Lucian Nix. She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Bechtold, Marie Vider and Loretta (Charles) Zeman- and a stepdaughter, Joann Kinley, all of Pueblo- sons, Larry (Mary Lee) Ervin of Pueblo, Raymond (JoAnn) Ervin of New Mexico, Charles (Patti) Briggs of Pueblo, Patrick (Joni) Briggs of Texas- a brother, Albert (Marie) Nix of Montana- brothers-in-law, Everett (Vivian) Briggs of Oregon, and Pete (Aline) Briggs of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Celia Nix of Oregon- numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friends, including Ruth and Dey Schlapia, Gertrude Samoyedna and Clarence Prater and children, Elda Conder, and special neighbors, Faye Mays and Maria Torres. Mrs. Briggs will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Vigil for the deceased will be held Friday evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at 10 a.m. Both services will be in the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand. Cremation will follow. Donations in memory of Mrs. Briggs may be made to the American Cancer Society, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Sacred Heart Cathedral Renovation Fund.

Briggs, Govenor
Govenor Briggs – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 21, 1874 – "Governor" Briggs, an old timer of Denver, died there on Wednesday last.

Briggs, Lucy
Lucy Briggs – Yuma Pioneer – January 1, 1904 – News and Notes, Local and Personal – Ira Edwards received word last Saturday of the death of his sister, “Aunt” Lucy Briggs. She was buried at Pueblo.

Briggs, Peter W.
Peter W. Briggs, - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2001 - Peter W. Briggs, 76, born June 4, 1924, passed away Jan. 28, 2001. He is predeceased by his first wife, Ruby Lorraine Briggs. He leaves to cherish his memory his present wife, Ruth "Aileen" Briggs; stepchildren, Lana (Jerry) Puckett and Rick Kenley, California; sister-in-law, Vivian Briggs, Oregon; nephews, Ted (Betty) Morris of Las Animas; Robert Morris of Aurora; and niece, JoAnn Kenley of Pueblo. Pete was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and retired from St. Mary-Corwin hospital in 1987 where he had worked in maintenance. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed nothing better than catching a huge catfish. At his request, cremation. Memorial service Thursday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Briggs, Robert
Robert Dorwyn "Bob" Briggs - Pueblo Chieftain- March 18, 2002 - Age 65, of Pueblo passed away March 16, 2002. He is preceded in death by parents, Dorwyn and Hazel Briggs. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Loretta Ann Briggs; children, Robert D. (Robin) Briggs, Amarillo, Texas, Scott N. (Vera) Briggs, Houston, Texas, Denise M. (John) Holstein, Norcross, Ga.; sister, Eileen Armstrong, Big Bear, Calif. Also survived by nine grandchildren. He served in the Navy from 1957 to 1959 and continued with the reserves until 1961. Robert dedicated his life to his wife and children. He was a good provider, who started his first career as a sheriff for Los Angeles County; then went on to a second career in computers for Aramco in Saudi Arabia for 15 years. His retirement career was ranching in Texas where he and his wife resided until moving to Pueblo. He enjoyed golfing and sailing when he could find the time. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2002, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Cremation to follow. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Robert Briggs to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Disabled Veterans through the funeral home office.

Brigham, H. Warren
Dr. H. Warren Brigham - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2006 - Dr. H. Warren Brigham: An examined life. Warren passed peacefully 2/1/06, at the age of 72, after an ardent struggle with the rare disease fronto-temporal dementia. Warren was born (11/07/33) to Helen and Harold Brigham, in Pueblo, Colo., where he graduated Centennial High and was known as a state skeet and trap shooting champion. After the Army and the University of Colorado, Warren graduated the University of Missouri-Kansas City dental school and set up his first practice in Broomfield, Colo. After competing in the 1967 National Amateur, Warren relocated his family to La Jolla, where he practiced dentistry and played his beloved Torrey Pines golf course until his retirement in 1999. Respected as a scratch golfer, passionate dentist and health enthusiast, Warren was known to his family and friends for his spontaneous sense of humor, his tireless efforts toward self-improvement, and his concern for the well being of others. He taught at the USC School of Dentistry, and could be counted on by his friends to be by their side in time of need. Warren is survived by three children and four grandchildren, who wish to express their deep gratitude to the many individuals who have provided thoughtful, loving care for Warren in recent years. A memorial service open to all will be held Saturday, Feb. 18th, 1 p.m., at Seagrove Park in Del Mar, Warren's favorite place to run on the beach. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Alzheimer's Association.

Brigham, Thenice S.
Thenice S. Brigham - La Veta Signature - February 13, 1992 - Services were held Wednesday at the United Methodist Church for Thenice S. Brigham, 74, of La Veta, who passed away February 8, at the hospital in Walsenburg where she had been a patient for several months. Mrs. Brigham was born February 11, 1917 at Claremont, New Hampshire. She grew up there and later lived in Tilton, NH where she owned and operated a dress shop. After her marriage to Lyman Brigham, they moved to Vermont and operated a sawmill for several years, then relocated to Coos Bay, Oregon. When Mr. Brigham was transferred to Canon City, Mrs. Brigham devoted herself to raising their children. In 1978 the family moved to Old La Veta Pass then moved into town. Surviving Mrs. Brigham are her three children, Cynthia (Ron) Jameson, La Veta; Melissa (Steve) De Ridder, Colorado Springs and Clark "Skip" (Becky) Brigham, Roseburg, Oregon, seven grandchildren, and many friends. Rev. Hugh Marsh officiated the memorial Services. Private inurnment, La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Bright, Joanna
Joanna "Rene" Alford Bright, 60, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 7, 2010, at home in Walsenburg, CO. Born in Goose Creek, she was a resident of Baytown for most of her life. Joanna, along with her husband and children, were founding members of Baker Road Baptist Church and members of Memorial Baptist Church for many years. She loved to travel and experience new places. From Alaska to England and beyond, she was always ready for the next page in her own book of adventures. Joanna was a caring and compassionate person who found her calling teaching special needs children at Cedar Bayou Junior High for about 15 years. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 25 years ago, Joanna faced her illness bravely. She never complained, but instead chose to handle life's difficulties with strength, dignity, and grace. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Joanna was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Thomas Lee Bright; mother, Joy Kidd Alford; and father, Homer Alford. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Janet Bright of Seabrook; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Bright Palmer and John Palmer of Austin; grandsons, Harrison, Truman, and Bennett Bright of Seabrook and Shane Palmer of Austin; brother and sisters-in-law, Ron and Bobbie Alford of Sugar Land and Mary Ann Johnson of La Porte; mother-in-law, Ernestine Bright of Baytown; niece, Beth Rivera of Baytown; nephews, Eric Johnson of La Porte and Geoffrey McConnell of Houston; longtime partner, Randall Lee Youngblood; and her dog, Jake. Her family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday at Navarre Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a. m. Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Navarre Funeral Chapel with Rev. Brad Hoffmann officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Alford, Geoffrey McConnell, Lee Atkinson, Harrison Bright, Eric Johnson and Albert Wetz. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at or 1-800-344-4867 or PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or The American Diabetes Association, 2400 Augusta Dr., Suite 175, Houston, TX 77057-4989, We are glad for our time with Joanna, thank her for her many gifts and happy to see her once again with her husband and family. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.

Bright, Richard D. Sr.
Richard D. “Dick” Bright, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988 - Richard D. "Dick" Bright Sr. was born March 3, 1913, at Claremore, Okla., and passed away July 10, 1988, in Cripple Creek, Colo. A longtime Pueblo resident, he was the father of Richard D. Bright Jr. of California and Jeanne (Allan) Dunstan of Arizona. Brother of Hugh Bright of Oklahoma and Ethel Quintana of Pueblo. He is survived also by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Christine Monroe officiating.

Brighton, Alex
Alex Brighton – Durango Wage Earner – January 28, 1909 – Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 22. – After lingering two days in agony Patrolman Alex Brighton, who was shot by Guiseppe Ciocatto, who afterwards committed suicide, died early this morning in a local hospital.  As the officer was breath(ing) his last, his wife gave birth to a baby girl at their home in another part of the city.  News of the death is being kept from her for fear the shock might prove fatal.  Brighton was shot Wednesday while trying to save Mrs. Ciocatto from death at the hands of her husband.  The man had demanded money of the woman under threat of death.  Witnesses telephoned for the police, and when Brighton responded to the call Ciocatto opened fire.  He sent two bullets into the woman's body, shot the officer just above the heart, and then blew out his own brains.

Brill, John
John Brill Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1964 - John Brill Sr. of 1232 E. Routt, June 14. Husband of Mrs. Violet Brill. Father of John Brill Jr., William Brill, Mrs. Shirley Robinson, Mrs. Ethel Padilla, Mrs. Nancy Bennett all of Pueblo, and Charles Brill of Penrose. Brother of William Brill, Mrs. Lydia Burbach, Mrs. Mary Saracino, of Pueblo, George Brill of Greeley, and Mrs. Helen Wright of Denver. Also survived by 14 grandchildren. Member of the Lutheran Church. Employed in the 10” Mill of the C.F. & I. Services announcements later. The may be contacted at 1202 Cedar.

Brill, Violet G.
Violet G. Brill - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1996 - Violet G. Brill born Nov. 25, 1940, passed away Feb. 25, 1996. Survived by sons, John Brill Jr., Everett, Wash., Charles (Wilma) Brill, Penrose, and William (Patsy) Brill, Pueblo, and daughters, Shirley (Darvin) Anderson, Ethel (John) Padilla and Nancy (Bill) Cochran, all of Pueblo. Also survived by sister, Mary (Dallas) Vest, Fort Bragg, Calif., as well as 14 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Brill Sr., in 1964. Funeral service, Thursday, 2 p.m. George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Brillhart, Ron
Ron Brillhart - Greeley Tribune - July 5, 2006 - Ron Brillhart, Sept. 30, 1936-June 30, 2006, 69, Trinidad, formerly of Greeley. Ron Lee Brillhart was born in Toms River, N.J. He was raised in the Tulsa Boys Home and graduated from Holy Family High School in 1955. On Aug. 12, 1960, he married MaryAnne Carman. She died Dec. 17, 2003. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in education, attended Oklahoma University for his master's degree in psychology and worked toward a doctorate at the University of Colorado. Mr. Brillhart coached basketball and taught science in Sapulpa, Okla., until 1964. He then became the men's basketball coach at Lamar Junior College, advancing to the position of vice president and dean of students. In 1973, he returned to coaching as the men's basketball coach at Nebraska Western Junior College. He then moved from there in 1983 to the head coach position at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Retiring from coaching in 1993, he became manager of the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course. In 2003, he again returned to coaching at Western Nebraska Community College until December 2005, at which time he took a leave because of illness. Four people who were instrumental in his success are "Pop" Singleton, director of the Tulsa Boys Home; Louise Kirberger Larson, who took him in during his senior year in high school; Bill Allen, his high school basketball coach and lifelong mentor; and Mike McNulty, his best friend. Mr. Brillhart died at his home. Survivors include a son, Brad Brillhart of Trinidad; two daughters, Brenda and husband George Taylor of Kinston, N.C., and Tina and husband Curtis Naibauer of Greeley; five grandchildren, Amanda, Bradley, Caleb and Dylan Taylor and Samantha Naibauer. Memorial Mass Funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad. Immediately following, friends are invited to gather with the family at El Capitan, 321 State St. Contributions may be made to the Tulsa Boys Home Foundation in care of Comi Funeral Home, 1804 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO 81082.

Brinkerhoff, Rodney
Rodney Brinkerhoff - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2000 - Rodney Brinkerhoff, 52, passed away March 29, 2000, at a local hospital. Services will be held in Salt Lake City.

Brinkman, Deanna Mae
Deanna Mae Brinkman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2001 - Deanna Mae Brinkman was born in Lincoln County, South Dakota, on July 15, 1944, to Fred and Mae Mundall Blumer, and died on Oct. 3, 2001, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Those who gratefully shared her life include her children, Rhonda (Tim) Ginter and Brian Brinkman; and their father, Larry Brinkman; sisters, Marileen Blumer of Fountain, Colo., and Sally (Rev. Robert) Enck of Pueblo, Colo.; brother, Dr. Arlo (Mary Ann) Blumer of Pharr, Texas; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Zion United Methodist Church in Beresford, South Dakota.

Brinlee, Adeline
Adeline Brinlee - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - Adeline Brinlee went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 1997. She was 91. She was preceded in death by her husband and is the last of six brothers and four sisters. Her sister, Mary Lou Evans, also of Pueblo, died in 1993. She is survived by niece, Georgia (Donald) Evans, Pueblo- great-nephew, Craig Bailey, Phoenix, Ariz. - and great-niece, Cherryl (Steve) Babbitt and their three sons, Colorado Springs. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Holt Funeral Home, Florence, Colo. Interment will immediately follow at Highland Cemetery, Florence. Dr. Morris Anderson of First Baptist Church in Pueblo will officiate. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers with memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth, Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Briscoe, Billy Joe
Billy Joe (Bill) Briscoe - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2002 - Billy Joe (Bill) Briscoe went to be with the Lord, Oct. 4, 2002. He was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Hereford, Texas. He is survived by his children, Christina (Ralph Archuleta), David (Lonnie Delonge'), Keith (Mary), Bruce Briscoe and Jennifer (Robert) Hall. He is also survived by his brother, Larry (Pat) Orton; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. No memorial service per his request. Family can be visited at 2940 Azalea St. from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory for Alzheimer Research to Pueblo City Employees C.U., 225 E. Evans, Pueblo, CO 81004, per the family's request.

Briscoe, Gustephen Edelphes
Gustephen Edelphes Briscoe - La Veta Signature - May 2, 1991 - Gustephen Edelphes Briscoe, known as "G.E." Briscoe, 79, of La Veta, died at his home after a lengthy illness Tuesday, April 23. Mr. Briscoe was born at Coalgate, OK on April 4, 1912 where he spent the first six years of his life. The Briscoe family moved to Bellview, NM where he received his education. As a young man, he lived at Ft. Sumner, NM and worked out of Las Vegas, NM as a truck driver. It was during this time he met Lucille Taylor who became his wife at Stillwater, OK on October 26, 1941. The couple made their home in Salem, IL where Mr. Briscoe worked in the oil fields. They later made a move to Perryton, TX where Mr. Briscoe farmed and worked in the oil field as a welder. In the early 1950's he purchased a ranch East of Walsenburg which he operated for a time. He returned to Texas and had lived at other places in Colorado until 1965, when he came to La Veta where he has lived since. Mr. Briscoe attended the Walsenburg Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife of nearly fifty years, Lucille Briscoe, four daughters, Marjorie (Paul) Breeding, Liverpool, TX; Ruby (Ron) Ervin, Irving, TX; Marietta (Lewis) Heisch and Loveta Briscoe, La Veta; a son Michael (Kim) Briscoe, Ridgeway; a sister, Ophelia Childress, Bakersfield, CA; a very special friend, Tom Vail, La Veta; 10 grandchildren, a great-grandson, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Rev. Eugene Schultz officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to Caring Unlimited Hospice, La Veta. Boies Almont is in charge of the arrangements.

Briscoe, Lillian Margaret
Lillian Margaret Briscoe - Pueblo Chieftain - October 7, 1987 - Lillian Margaret Briscoe, born in Caldwell, Kan., departed this life Oct. 4, 1987. Sister of Varnell Ramsey and Venus Lewis, both of Pueblo. Survived also by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. A resident of Pueblo the past 19 years, Mrs. Briscoe was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Bethlehem Baptist Church will be conducted by the Rev. F. L. Chandler. Interment, Mountain View. The family will receive friends at 1036 E. Orman.

Briscoe, Ron
Ron Briscoe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1999 - Ron Briscoe, 54, died near his home in the Holbrook Lake area on May 18.s, 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dennis Welch of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at Chapel Hills Cemetery in Littleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice director through the funeral home.

Briseno, Ruth Refugio
Ruth Refugio Briseno - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2004 - Ruth Refugio Briseno, 80, born Nov. 18, 1923, in San Pedro, Colo., passed away April 19, 2004, at Fuente de Vida of Pueblo. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Joe T. Briseno; and son, Robert "Bobby" Briseno. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and family gatherings. Survived by her children, Alvan (Patricia) Briseno, Marie (Joe) Montano, Janell (Lucky) Gonzales, Darlene Briseno, Lisa (Tim) Roy, Leanna (Gilbert) Ortega, Andrew Briseno, all of Pueblo; a sister, Laurella (Robert) Worring, Stugart, Ark.; 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Southwest Church of Christ, with the Rev. Gary Aragon officiating. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Brisnehan, Irene Henrietta
Irene Henrietta Brisnehan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1999 - Irene Henrietta Brisnehan of Littleton, Colo., passed away in Pueblo, Colo., following a period of declining health. She was born on Dec. 28, 1915, in Webster City, Iowa, to Henry Koehler and Martha Ehlert Koehler. She was preceded in death by three of her sisters, Marie Koehler, Elsie Howd and Helen Whitty- and her brother, Frank Koehler. She is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth Stoner, Prairie City, Iowa, and Lucille(Bob) Harmon, Ellisville, Mo.- her daughter, Tanya (Chuck) Jones, Pueblo, Colo.- her grandson, Todd (Heather) Jones, Arlington, Va., and his daughter, Emma Koehler Jones- and her grandson, Troy (Jenna) Jones, Mesa, Ariz., and his daughter, Caroline Payton Jones. While she sold and managed real estate during her life, her proudest accomplishment was raising and providing for her only daughter and her two grandsons. She will be dearly missed by all. The family thanks the staff at Heatherwood Court in Pueblo for all of their care and help over the final four months of Irene's life. A for family and friends will be held in the mountains of Colorado later this year. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Bristol, Ruby
Ruby Bristol - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1998 - Ruby Bristol, 85, went to be with the Lord, Aug. 23, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Orval- son, Derrill Howe- and beloved granddaughter, Kathy McMahon. Survived by her daughter, Jackie Woods, Pueblo- seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren- sisters, Elsie Henderson of Greenbrier, Ark., and Edna Gonzales of Vacaville, Calif.- as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was a member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ, the Women of Red Mountain Youth Camp and was very involved in the Farmers Market, Extension Club of Pueblo and the Garden Club. She also did volunteer work at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital- as well as numerous other activities. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make contributions to Broadway and Orman Church of Christ, 611 Broadway, Pueblo, 81004.

Bristol, Vern
Vern Bristol - Huerfano World - October 5, 1978 - Funeral services were held Wednesday in La Veta for Vern Bristol, 87, who died Sunday, Oct. 1, 1978, in a Pueblo nursing home. Born Feb. 19, 1891, in Lebanon, Nebraska Territory, Mr. Bristol was raised in Monmouth, IA, and homesteaded in Montana before World War I. Before coming to La Veta in 1945, he lived in St. Joseph, MO, for 20 years. Before retiring, he owned and operated Bristol's Store in La Veta. He was an ex-Rotarian and Chamber of Commerce member. While a member of the Chamber of Commerce, he was instrumental in obtaining the La Veta Airport. Survivors include his Wife; Jessie Marie; two daughters, Doris Tracy and Bernice Hayes, both of La Veta; a brother, Kenneth 0. Bristol, Loveland; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at La Veta Cemetery at 2 p. m., Wednesday, with Rev. Mark Anderson officiating. Boies Almont was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Brito, Joe Luis
Joe Luis Brito - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2000 - Joe Luis Brito, 83, departed this life Oct. 9, 2000. Born March 13, 1916, in Santa Fe, N.M. He was a retired landscaper and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Nina Downey Brito, and a brother, Henry Wirtz. Survived by a daughter, Roberta Espinoza, Pueblo; brother, Frank Howard, Pueblo; sister, Evelyn (Joe I.) Torres, Pueblo; niece, Patricia (Paul) Lee, Las Vegas, Nev.; nephew, Clifton Howard, Pueblo; three grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Robert Carden officiating. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow.

Britt, Eulalia
Eulalia Bustos Britt - Huerfano World - September 2, 1993 - Eulalia Bustos Britt, 96, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1993 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Sept. 14, 1896 to Juan Geromino and Carmelita Manzanares Bustos, she attended St. Mary School and received her teaching degree from Adams State College. She was a teacher for many years. She married Joseph John Britt Feb. 28, 1933, and was a member of the Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and Retired Teachers Association. Her hobbies included reading, sewing, gardening and most of all, rock collecting. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Mae DeHerrera, Illinois; a son James Britt, Walsenburg; two brothers, Felix Bustos, Walsenburg and Celedon Bustos, New Mexico; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Britt, Lena Mae
Lena Mae Britt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1999 - Lena Mae Britt, 59, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. Survived by her husband, James Britt, Walsenburg; children, Donald L. (Rose) Britt, Pauline K. Villanueva, Barstow, Calif., Kirsten M. Quintero and Wanda A. (Richard) Britt Ortiz; grandchildren, Andrew and Angelo Quintero, Sabrina and Jessica Ritzlaff, Walsenburg, Adam, Crystal, Amanda and Cody Britt, Tiffany and Daniel Villanueva; great-granddaughter, Taylor Britt, Barstow, Calif.; brothers and sister, Harold Holman, Anchorage, Alaska, Donavan Holman, Barstow, Calif., and Elaine Williamson, Nashville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Mary Mae (Oress) DeHerrera, Walsenburg; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Zora Holman; mother and father-in-law, Joseph and Eulalia Britt; and son-in-law, Andrew Quintero Sr. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, recited by Oress DeHerrera. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.

Britt, Richard W.
Richard (Dick) W. Britt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2004 - Richard (Dick) W. Britt, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 23, 2004, at his home in Carbondale. Dick was born July 16, 1950 in Pueblo, Colo. to Robert W. and Minta A. Britt. He moved to the Western Slope in 1968 to attend CMC. While in the valley he worked as a ski instructor, welder, mechanic at Mid-Continental Mine, and as a rancher. Most recently he worked at the Harvey Ranch for 17 years in Snowmass Creek. Since his marriage to Jan in 2001, he enjoyed making his mark and improving their place, Meadowlark Mesa, overlooking Carbondale. He is survived by his wife Jan MacCready; his mother, Minta Britt; his sister, Debra Hilsenroth; brothers Douglas (wife Julie), Duffield Britt (wife Nanette); daughter, Dotti Britt; son, Darby Britt (wife Kassidi); step-son, Carson Weller; grandchildren, Rian, Kohl and Willow Britt; nephews and niece, Dylan Jacketta, Brittney and Jack Britt. Dick was loved by his family and many friends. He enjoyed time with family, exploring the mountains and working cattle on his mule, and learning Spanish from his many Latino friends. He also enjoyed working in “the shop” on various projects including his western iron works. He will be missed by many. A memorial and pot luck will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2004 at 2:00 p.m at Mt. Sopris Park, in Carbondale. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alpine Bank under “The Latino Rotary Scholarship Fund.” The Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 405 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs, Colo. 970-945-5815. Correspondence to the family can be sent to The Britts, P.O. Box 7176, Pueblo West, Co 81007.

Britton, Elva Lenora
Elva Lenora Britton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1987 - Elva Lenora Britton, late of 3732 Lillian St., Riverside, Calif., passed away Dec. 4, 1987, at her home. Survived by her son, Ernest G. (Helen) Britton, Riverside, Calif.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Britton Sr., in 1982, and her son, Robert Britton, in 1965. Mrs. Britton was a member of the First Baptist Church, AARP Chapter 173, State Hospital Retirement Club, and the DAR. Retired from Colorado State Hospital in 1961. Born Oct. 5, 1885, in Willow Hill, Ill., and was a resident of Pueblo for 56 years. Mr. and Mrs. Britton were married Aug. 14, 1916, in Tulsa, Okla., and were married for 66 years. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with Dr. David E. Horton officiating. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye. Visitation, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and until service time Wednesday.

Britton, Helen
Helen Britton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1987 - Helen Britton of Riverside, Calif., died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 12, 1987. Survived by husband, Ernest, and children. Service, Thursday, Dec. 17, Sierra Memorial Chapel, Riverside.

Britton, Jack
Jack Britton - Huerfano World – July 20, 2006 – Jack H. Britton of La Veta died at home on Sunday evening, July 16, after a battle with lung cancer. He was the son of Mary Alice and Eugene Britton and brother of Margaret Ann (Swan). Jack was born on January 4, 1930 in Ft. Worth, TX and is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Nancy; daughter Cindy Pierotti (Bob) of Pine Haven, son John (Linda) of Colorado Springs, son David (Linda) of Vancouver, WA and son Dan of Belle, MO, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jack and Nancy reared their four children in the upper Cuchara Valley, moving there in 1960 and finally “coming off the mountain” in 2000 when they moved into their home on Birch Street in La Veta. Jack was the youngest Panabode log home dealer ever and was the oldest to retire at age 70. Besides developing a large part of Cuchara known as Spanish Peaks Development and owning Spanish Peaks Real Estate for 40 years, Jack served on the La Veta School Board, Cuchara Water District Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission of Walsenburg. The Britton's had boat dealerships in TX, sailed the Bahamas on their much loved “Whisper”, spent several winters on Lake Powell and opened La Veta Tru-Valu Hardware in 1980. After wintering in Ingleside, TX and Pine Island, FL, Nancy and Jack finally settled on Bracketville, TX for their winter home. A celebration of Jack Britton's life will be held on Friday, July 21, 6 p.m. at the Grandote Peaks Golf Club. The outdoor service will be led by Rev. Claudia Smith of St. Benedict Episcopal Church in La Veta. Everyone is invited to come and there will be a pot luck supper at the club house following the service. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Walsenburg. Cremation has taken place at the Boise-Ortega Funeral Home. Jack Britton was a true entrepreneur, a pioneer of this era and a legend in his own time. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Britton, John Debbs
John Debbs Britton - Huerfano World - May 17, 2007 - John Debbs Britton, age 53, went to his eternal home on April 23, 2007 - Born December 12, 1953 to Jack and Nancy Britton, he grew up in Cuchara and was a graduate of La Veta High School. He married Linda Vezzani September 7, 1974, and graduated with degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Adams State College in 1976. John's career as a bookseller began when a student at the Adam's State bookstore, fulfilled his dream as an entrepreneur with the opening of O-U-R Books in the Bon Shopping Center, then pioneered in the internet book selling industry with the launch of Britton Booksellers in 1995. John battled with strength and perseverance against Multiple Sclerosis for 28 years. Although his body was weak, John provided for his beloved family and imbued his children with the strength of spirit, integrity, and his courageousness that marked his life. His strength, love, and wit are dearly missed. John was preceded in death by his father Jack Britton in the fall of 2006. He is survived by his wife Linda, his children Jamie Walker and Joshua, his grandchildren Maxwell and John “Jack” Walker, his mother Nancy, and his three siblings Cindy Pierotti, David, and Danny. A graveside service was held at the La Veta Town Cemetery on Saturday, April 27, 2007 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Alliance of Colorado Springs.

Britton, Mary Wade
Mary Wade Britton - Huerfano World - May 23, 1991 - Funeral service for Mary Wade Britton, 83, of Arlington, TX, and Cuchara, is Friday at 10 a.m. from Moore Mortuary in Arlington. Mrs. Britton died early Tuesday, May 21, 1991, in Arlington. A 30-year resident of the Cuchara area, she was active in community affairs, especially Hermosa Club. The tennis courts, built by the Club in Cuchara, are named in her honor. She was a member of Eastern Star in La Veta and the First Methodist Churches in both communities. Survivors include a son, Jack Britton, Cuchara; a daughter, Margaret Ann Swan, Arlington; a brother, nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Decatur, TX. The family prefers memorials to Cuchara Hermosa.

Britton, Mathilde Caroline
Mathilde Caroline “Tille” Britton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 1987 - Mathilde Caroline “Tille” Britton, 80, of Menlo Park, CA., formerly of Pueblo, Dec. 22, 1986.

Britz, Frances
Frances (Krasovec) Britz - Chieftain & Star Journal - February 3, 1983 - Frances (Krasovec) Britz, 2670 S. Columbine, Feb. 2, 1983. Service announcements later. Chieftain & Star Journal February 4, 1983, Mrs. Frances Ann Krasovec Britz of 2670 S. Columbine, Denver, Feb. 2, 1983. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Krasovec, Pueblo. Mother of John D. Britz II, Misses Melissa, Erica and Heidi Britz, all of Denver, Sister of Mrs. Theresa (Dale) Stoker, Pueblo; Mrs. Carol (Joe) Gallegos and Mrs. Kathleen (Richard) Hostetler, Denver; and Mrs. Eileen (James) Cain, Canon City. Predeceased by brother, Frank Charles Krasovec, Dec. 28, 1947. Mrs. Britz was a member of Most Precious Blood Parish in Denver and member of Immaculate Conception Lodge 104, KSKJ. She was a registered nurse at Porter Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Britz graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in the Class of 1957. She received her A.D. degree in nursing in 1977 from Arapahoe Community College and was listed in the Colorado Nurses Registry. She was employed at one time at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as a registered X-ray technician. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated noon Saturday at Assumption Church in Pueblo. Entombment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Friends are requested to omit flowers. Memorials may be made to the Frances Britz fund for Single Parents Student Nursing Fund in care of George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

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