The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Bro, Phyllis Mae
Phyllis Mae Bro - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2003 - Phyllis Mae Bro, age 82, passed away Aug. 20, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born in Massachusetts on May 16, 1921. She is survived by her son, David of Missouri; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband, David; daughter, Betty, sons, Tommy, Wayne, Andy and Bill; and grandson, Chucky. She was active in support groups and a SRDA volunteer. Memorial arrangements are pending.

Broadhead, Edward Hall
Edward Hall Broadhead - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2002 - Edward Hall Broadhead, 91, born April 5, 1910, in Jamestown, NY, passed away March 28, 2002. Survived by his children, Cynthia Joseph, and David Edward Broadhead; and other relatives. Edward attended the University of Granville, Ohio and studied music. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Duke. He became the chapel organist at Durham, NC and had the opportunity to play the 50 Bell Carillon. He also attended Hart College of Music, was the head of the Organ and Church Music Department and became the College Librarian after receiving his Masters in Library Science. In 1965 he became librarian at the University of Southern Colorado. He pioneered movement to computerize the library. He retired from the University in 1975. After retirement he remained active as a member of AARP, the National Retired Teachers Association and was a charter member of Pueblo County Historical Society and served as President for four terms. He was also the founder of the Edward Broadhead library donating 7000 books. Edward was also instrumental in reopening of the El Pueblo Museum. At his request, cremation with no service.

Broadstreet, Ernest Bernard
Ernest Bernard Broadstreet - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1999 - Ernest Bernard Broadstreet, 75, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 17, 1999. Born March 8, 1924, in El Paso, Texas. Funeral prayer service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Romero Family Chapel in Walsenburg, Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer, celebrant. Interment, Fort Logan, Colo., full military honors. In lieu of flowers donations to be made to Hospice. Huerfano World - September 23, 1999 - Ernest B. Broadstreet, 75, Walsenburg, died Sept. 17, 1999. He was born to the late Ernest and Mae Broadstreet on Mar. 8, 1924 in El Paso, TX. Prayer service was from Romero Funeral Home Sept. 21. Burial was in Ft. Logan National Cemetery with military honors.

Broadwell, Claire
Claire Broadwell - Las Cruces Sun-News - November 28, 2004 - Claire Broadwell, 93, No services are planned. Burial: Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. Survived by son Bill Broadwell. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home in Albany, Oregon.

Broberg, Carl M.
Carl M. Broberg - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - Carl M. Broberg born April 12, 1928. Tragically taken from us on Oct. 25, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident that occurred in Colorado on Oct. 4, 2001. Preceded in death by loving wife of 47 years, Daphne. Missed and forever loved by sons, Michael R. and Kenneth A.; daughter-in-law, Lisa M.; grandchildren, Eric M., Sara E., Anne M. and T.J. Survived by brother, Jim of Pueblo, Colo. Carl devoted his professional life to city management and administration. He served numerous municipalities in Colorado, Arizona, Virginia and Ohio. He retired from the position of senior research consultant for the Ohio Municipal League. He authored the book, “Local Government In Ohio.” Carl enjoyed traveling and spending time with his best friend, his wife. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening and the love of his family. Viewing, 11 a.m. Monday at Roselawn Chapel followed by funeral service at 11:30 a.m., Roselawn Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Broberg, James
James Broberg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2003 - James Broberg, born March 8, 1934, entered into rest December 23, 2002. Survived by his son Ronald (Donna) Broberg; daughter, Kimberly (Stefan) Tolliver; grandchildren, Audrey, Pierce James and Erik. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2002 at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th St., Pueblo, Colo.

Broce, William R.
William R. "Bill" Broce - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1999 - William R. "Bill" Broce, 49, Kim area rancher, died Oct. 25, 1999, in La Junta. Services, 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Kim Activity Center. Interment will follow at the family ranch. Visitation, 2-5 p.m. today, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Brockert, Marcus Vaughn
Marcus Vaughn Brockert - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1999 - Marcus Vaughn Brockert, 96, of La Junta, died Jan. 20, 1999, in La Junta. Services, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Pastor Rodger Harris officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Mission Offering, Fifth and Colorado, La Junta, Colo., 81050, direct or through the funeral home.

Brockman, Frederick Lloyd
Frederick Lloyd Brockman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1998 - Frederick Lloyd Brockman, age 76, passed away Aug. 10, 1998. He is survived by son, Frederick Lloyd (Lisa) Brockman II, Hawaii- daughter, Pamela Faye Brockman, Boulder, Colo. - son, Herbert E. (Patricia) Brockman, Pueblo, Colo. - grandchildren, Frederick Brockman III, Kimberly, Beau, Billy, Kelly, Luke, Sam, Alicia, Mena and Zachary- as well as numerous great-grandchildren. Also survived by a loving family in Toledo, Ohio. Frederick retired as a maintenance supervisor in Toledo, Ohio. His favorite pastime was watching his grandchildren participate in sports events. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , 4 p.m. Thursday, King of Kings Lutheran Church. The family will greet friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Brod, Curtis
Curtis Brod - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2004 - Curtis Brod, 52, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, March 14, 2004. Born June 8, 1951, in Chicago, Ill. Survived by father, Charles (Joyce) Brod; children, Renee (Lonnie) Lucero, Shawna Brod (Derrick Hines), Ryan Brod; brothers, Carl (Cecelia), Charles (Alice); sisters, Doris, Charlene (Jerry), Diane; grandchildren, Carlos, Nicco, Lorenzo, Laryssa, Breonna; special friend, Tina. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

Brodbeck, George W.
George W. Brodbeck – Pueblo Chieftain – January 20, 1937 – Brodbeck, George W., services 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Davis mortuary chapel. To Mountain View.

Broderick, Mary Elnora
Mary Elnora Broderick - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2003 - Mary Elnora Broderick, 91, passed away on Jan. 17, 2003, in Tucson, Ariz. Mary was born in Pueblo, Colo., on May 26, 1911. She is preceded in death by her husband, James. She is survived by her daughter, Mariellen Marino; her son, Jim (Cindy) Broderick; her brother, Thomas Mathews; grandchildren, Lizzy (Trevor) Tate, Mark (Kerrie) Marino and Amy Broderick; her great-grandchildren, Dauson and Tanner Tate, Brodie and Gianna Marino; and other relatives, Virginia (J. Frank) Kinsel of Texas. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 23, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery following the service.

Brodin, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann Brodin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2004 - Shirley Ann Brodin, 80, born Dec. 11, 1923, in Wayzata, Minn., passed on in her sleep on Sept. 21, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; and her brother, Alan Loven. She is survived by her sister, Arlene (Warren) Phillips; sisters-in-law, Ruth Saari, and Marcie Loven; daughter, Sue (Tom) Brandl and their two children, Brian and Christopher; her sons, Ralph (Fran) and their daughter, Chelsea; and George (Linda) and their three children, Kimberly, Melissa and Kenneth; her foster son, "Minh" Chris (Tao) Brodin and their son, Kevin; several nieces, nephews, many friends and acquaintances. Shirley moved to Pueblo in 1950 with her husband Glenn and spent the rest of her life here. She was a good and loving mother and a very professional business woman. Shirley was a contributor to her community by way of such groups as Order of the Eastern Star and the Pilot Club. She will be greatly missed. At her request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Home Instead Senior Care (who made her last days good days, Thank You), in care of Robin Mosey, 3673 Parker Blvd., Suite No. 160F, Pueblo, CO, 81008, or to the Shirley Loven Brodin Grandchildren College Fund in care of Sunwest Educational Credit Union, 4141 Sovereign Circle, Pueblo, CO, 81005, attention Cordell Ries.

Brodt, Bernice S.
Bernice S. Brodt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 2000 - Bernice S. Brodt, 74, passed away May 29, 2000. Survived by her husband, Howard Brodt of the family home; mother, Martha Schenkelberg of Carroll, Iowa; children, Linda Jo (Frederick) Hocking of Pueblo, James (Deidre) Brodt of Manhasset, N.Y., Marc (Connie) Brodt of Longmont, Colo., Deborah (James) Kangerga of Henderson, Texas, and Penee Brodt of Widefield, Colo.; siblings, Maxine (Melvin) Busche of Carroll, Iowa, Delvin (Mary Rita) Schenkelberg of Denver, Robert (Jane) Schenkelberg of Hot Springs, Ark., Elizabeth (Clare) Schrader of Des Moines, Iowa, and Michael (Alice) Schenkelberg of Carroll, Iowa; grandchildren, Michael, Richard and Christina Brodt, Katherine and Andrew Kangerga, Jessica, Andrea and Hoyt Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her sister, Janet (Joel) Storry. Born to Benjamin and Martha (nee Habig) Schenkelberg on Dec. 20, 1925, in St. Killian, Minn. Bernice was a registered nurse. Member of Christ The King Church, Pueblo Country Club and a life member of Assistance League of Pueblo. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000, at Christ The King Church, Bonforte and Horseshoe, with Rev. Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Assistance League of Pueblo through the funeral home. A reception for family and friends will follow in Christ The King Church hall.

Brody, Edith
Edith Brody - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2006 - Edith Brody, 89, passed away July 24, 2006. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006, B'nai Jacob Cemetery. She and her late husband, George, were active members of the United Hebrew Center and operated Martin Clothiers for many years. Memorials may be sent to United Hebrew Center, care of Ms. Julia Vean, 106 W. 15th St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Brody, George
George Brody - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2002 - George Brody, 82, of Pueblo, passed away July 27, 2002. Mr. Brody was born Feb. 18, 1920, in New York City, N.Y. He was married to Edith Yord who survives him. Mr. Brody was owner of Martin Clothiers. A graveside service was held on Monday, July 29, 2002, at B'nai Jacob Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the B'nai Jacob Cemetery in care of Mr. Forey Vean at 107 S. Union, Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Bromley, Amanda
Bromley, Amanda – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 18, 1873 – Mrs. Bromley, the last victim of the recent melancholy poisoning calamity, died at twenty minutes past four o'clock yesterday afternoon. The deep death sleep induced by the deadly drug, was never broken from the time she was first discovered by Dr. Catterson prostrate on the floor of her room beside her bed early Monday morning, although everything that human skill and ingenuity could suggest was done to arouse her. And now the last scene in this melancholy calamity is ended and the curtain falls over the remains of three persons dear to each other and their friends and relatives and over the deep grief and fearful bereavement of these loving ones who mourn the loved and the lost. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 18, 1873 – The following is the verdict of the coroner's jury in the case of the victims of the recent poisoning calamity: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned jurors, having inspected the bodies, heard the testimony, and made all needful inquiries in respect to and upon the bodies of Amanda Bromley, Willie Bromley and Eddie Bromley, lying dead in the house of Dr. W. S. Catterson, in the city of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, territory of Colorado, we, the said jurors, upon our oaths do say that the said Amanda Bromley, Willie Bromley and Eddie Bromley, come to their deaths from the effects of an overdose of opium taken through mistake on the night of June 15th, 1873. B. C. Leonard, Otto Winneka, J. B. Rice, G. M. Chilcott, Julius Berry, J. A. Thatcher. P. R. Thombs, Coroner of Pueblo County.

Bromley, Edward
Edward Bromley – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 17, 1873 – Family Accidentally Poisoned – Opium Taken Instead of a Cathartic.  Yesterday morning our community was startled and shocked by another fearful event, which has already resulted in the death of two persons, and there is but little hope of saving the life of a third.  Poison has done the deadly work this time, and not the murderous bullet.  The circumstances attending this terrible poisoning case are as follows: About a week ago Mrs. Wm. T. Bromley, a sister of Dr. Catterson of this city, and her two sons, one aged sixteen and the other twenty, arrived in this city from Indianapolis, Indiana.  They made their home for the time being with Dr. Catterson, and not being in good health, from the effects of chills and fever contracted before they left home, they were taking quinine pills.  Last Sunday the doctor decided to give them a cathartic as well, and left instructions with the eldest boy to give his mother and brother, and take himself, of compound cathartic pills, about five or six in number each.  The mother was to take two quinine pills as well as the cathartic.  About eleven o'clock the doctor came in and inquired of the young man if he had administered the medicine.  He replied that he had not, but that he would do so as soon as the clock struck eleven.  The doctor then engaged in writing letters until two o'clock, and retired without knowing anything was the matter with his relatives.  The young man was intelligent and careful, usually, and as he told the doctor that he knew where to get the cathartic pills, and how to administer them, he thought no more about the matter until after his return from his breakfast at the Lindell House, when he found his sister, Mrs. Bromly, lying on the floor of her room beside the bed on which she had been reposing.  The doctor was startled and alarmed, and called in Hon. Mr. Chilcott, who was passing at the time, and with his assistance placed the woman on the bed.  He then entered the room where the young men slept and was horrified at finding one, the youngest, dead, and the other insensible.  The cause of this terrible condition of his relatives, occurred to the doctor at once, and he immediately summoned medical assistance, and one of the physicians, Dr. Thombs, who arrived first at the scene of this fearful calamity, found on a table, two small cans, one containing opium pills, one grain each, and the other quinine pills, made according to the formula of the United States pharmacopeia.  This convinced the physicians at once that the young man had taken himself, and administered to his mother and young brother, at least six grains of opium, enough of this deadly drug to each, to cause the death of the stoutest man, unless medical aid could be procured immediately.  The hopelessness of the case of each was realized at once, by the skillful physicians present, when they considered that the poison had been in the system of each, about nine hours.  But while there is life, the physician feels it his duty to work, and Dr. Catterson and the entire medical fraternity of the city, aided by hundreds of strong, willing hands, done everything that skill and experience could suggest to save the life of the mother and son.  No human power however, could save the young man and he passed away to the unknown world about two o'clock in the afternoon, and it is scarcely probably the almost superhuman efforts of the physicians and friends can save the mother, as she has never rallied or become conscious since she was discovered in the morning.  As we write this, reports say she is supposed to be dying.  That Dr. Catterson has the sympathy of the entire community in these terrible afflictions, is evident from the solicitude manifested universally by our citizens who lingered about the scene of this melancholy calamity, from early morning until midnight, doing everything in their power to aid the suffering and dying, and sustain and console the sorrow stricken living.  The bereaved husband and father, who is still far away, is also the subject of commiseration.  Denver Tribune – June 18, 1873 – Heart-Rending Tragedy – Mother and Two Children Take Poison by Mistake – A Child Dies – Death of the Others Hourly Expected – Special Telegram to the Tribune.  Pueblo, Col., June 16, 1873.  Again our community is startled, shocked and saddened by a fatal and melancholy occurrence, which will probably result in the death of three persons.  Last night Mrs. Brumley, a sister of Dr. Catterson, of this city, recently from Indianapolis, Indiana, and her two sons, aged sixteen and twenty years, respectively, took opium pills instead of compound cathartic pills, and retired to rest.  The opium produced sound sleep – that of death to all, it is feared – and the mistake was not discovered until this morning, after the deadly drug had been nine hours in their systems.  Everything that medical skill can suggest, is being done to save their lives, but already the youngest boy is dead, and the lives of the others are despaired of.  The medicine was no procured from a druggist, but was taken from the doctor's medicine chest.  Later.  Pueblo, June 16, 2:30 P. M. – William Brumley, the eldest of the two young men who were poisoned by the opium pills, died about 1:45 p.m.  It seems it was he who got the wrong pills and gave them to his mother and brother Edward, and took some himself.  Mrs. Brumley is still alive, but the physician entertains very little hopes of her recovery. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 18, 1873 – The following is the verdict of the coroner's jury in the case of the victims of the recent poisoning calamity: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned jurors, having inspected the bodies, heard the testimony, and made all needful inquiries in respect to and upon the bodies of Amanda Bromley, Willie Bromley and Eddie Bromley, lying dead in the house of Dr. W. S. Catterson, in the city of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, territory of Colorado, we, the said jurors, upon our oaths do say that the said Amanda Bromley, Willie Bromley and Eddie Bromley, come to their deaths from the effects of an overdose of opium taken through mistake on the night of June 15th, 1873. B. C. Leonard, Otto Winneka, J. B. Rice, G. M. Chilcott, Julius Berry, J. A. Thatcher. P. R. Thombs, Coroner of Pueblo County. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 18, 1873 – The two youths, Eddie and Willie Bromley who were victims of the melancholy poisoning case which has thrown such a gloom over our city this week, were buried yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hamilton, of the Presbyterian Church, at Dr. Catterson's residence. Mr. Hamilton simply read the burial service, remarking that the sorrow and grief inspired by the dreadful calamity that caused the death of the deceased, were felt so keenly, that he would not speak at this time of the melancholy event, and would, therefore, reserve his discourse for some future occasion.

Bromley, John S.
John S. Bromley - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 3, 2006 - John S. Bromley, LTC (Ret.) U.S. Army departed this life 29, September at Brighton Gardens. He was born December 17, 1926 in Meadville, PA to Lloyd S. and Helen E. Bromley, (who are both deceased). He married Elizabeth Jean Kindig in BelAir, MD on April 10, 1945. To this union a daughter, Sandra (husband Jerry) Hopkins, was born. A grandson Tyler (wife Deborah) Hopkins, Jamul, CA, a grand-daughter Christine (husband Steven) Mosher, Bennett, CO and twin great grand-daughters, Trinity and Torey of Bennett, CO and Tarin. He served in the U.S. Navy for three years, then the U.S. Army for 25 years. He was veteran of Germany, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He flew and maintained aircraft for the Army in Italy and England while stations in Sanhoffen (Manheim, Germany). Following his retirement from the Military, John attended the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver. Upon graduation he served the Pueblo and Woodland Park Church of Christ as a Minister prior to going into Mission Work in Canada, Panama, and Australia. During this time he also served as a Chaplain for the Colorado Springs Police Department and the FBI. Memorial Services with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Inurnment at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel Mausoleum. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mt. View Church of Christ or the Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy.

Bromley, William
William Bromley – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 17, 1873 – Family Accidentally Poisoned – Opium Taken Instead of a Cathartic.  Yesterday morning our community was startled and shocked by another fearful event, which has already resulted in the death of two persons, and there is but little hope of saving the life of a third.  Poison has done the deadly work this time, and not the murderous bullet.  The circumstances attending this terrible poisoning case are as follows: About a week ago Mrs. Wm. T. Bromley, a sister of Dr. Catterson of this city, and her two sons, one aged sixteen and the other twenty, arrived in this city from Indianapolis, Indiana.  They made their home for the time being with Dr. Catterson, and not being in good health, from the effects of chills and fever contracted before they left home, they were taking quinine pills.  Last Sunday the doctor decided to give them a cathartic as well, and left instructions with the eldest boy to give his mother and brother, and take himself, of compound cathartic pills, about five or six in number each.  The mother was to take two quinine pills as well as the cathartic.  About eleven o'clock the doctor came in and inquired of the young man if he had administered the medicine.  He replied that he had not, but that he would do so as soon as the clock struck eleven.  The doctor then engaged in writing letters until two o'clock, and retired without knowing anything was the matter with his relatives.  The young man was intelligent and careful, usually, and as he told the doctor that he knew where to get the cathartic pills, and how to administer them, he thought no more about the matter until after his return from his breakfast at the Lindell House, when he found his sister, Mrs. Bromly, lying on the floor of her room beside the bed on which she had been reposing.  The doctor was startled and alarmed, and called in Hon. Mr. Chilcott, who was passing at the time, and with his assistance placed the woman on the bed.  He then entered the room where the young men slept and was horrified at finding one, the youngest, dead, and the other insensible.  The cause of this terrible condition of his relatives, occurred to the doctor at once, and he immediately summoned medical assistance, and one of the physicians, Dr. Thombs, who arrived first at the scene of this fearful calamity, found on a table, two small cans, one containing opium pills, one grain each, and the other quinine pills, made according to the formula of the United States pharmacopeia.  This convinced the physicians at once that the young man had taken himself, and administered to his mother and young brother, at least six grains of opium, enough of this deadly drug to each, to cause the death of the stoutest man, unless medical aid could be procured immediately.  The hopelessness of the case of each was realized at once, by the skillful physicians present, when they considered that the poison had been in the system of each, about nine hours.  But while there is life, the physician feels it his duty to work, and Dr. Catterson and the entire medical fraternity of the city, aided by hundreds of strong, willing hands, done everything that skill and experience could suggest to save the life of the mother and son.  No human power however, could save the young man and he passed away to the unknown world about two o'clock in the afternoon, and it is scarcely probably the almost superhuman efforts of the physicians and friends can save the mother, as she has never rallied or become conscious since she was discovered in the morning.  As we write this, reports say she is supposed to be dying.  That Dr. Catterson has the sympathy of the entire community in these terrible afflictions, is evident from the solicitude manifested universally by our citizens who lingered about the scene of this melancholy calamity, from early morning until midnight, doing everything in their power to aid the suffering and dying, and sustain and console the sorrow stricken living.  The bereaved husband and father, who is still far away, is also the subject of commiseration.  Denver Tribune – June 18, 1873 – Heart-Rending Tragedy – Mother and Two Children Take Poison by Mistake – A Child Dies – Death of the Others Hourly Expected – Special Telegram to the Tribune.  Pueblo, Col., June 16, 1873.  Again our community is startled, shocked and saddened by a fatal and melancholy occurrence, which will probably result in the death of three persons.  Last night Mrs. Brumley, a sister of Dr. Catterson, of this city, recently from Indianapolis, Indiana, and her two sons, aged sixteen and twenty years, respectively, took opium pills instead of compound cathartic pills, and retired to rest.  The opium produced sound sleep – that of death to all, it is feared – and the mistake was not discovered until this morning, after the deadly drug had been nine hours in their systems.  Everything that medical skill can suggest, is being done to save their lives, but already the youngest boy is dead, and the lives of the others are despaired of.  The medicine was no procured from a druggist, but was taken from the doctor's medicine chest.  Later.  Pueblo, June 16, 2:30 P. M. – William Brumley, the eldest of the two young men who were poisoned by the opium pills, died about 1:45 p.m.  It seems it was he who got the wrong pills and gave them to his mother and brother Edward, and took some himself.  Mrs. Brumley is still alive, but the physician entertains very little hopes of her recovery. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 18, 1873 – The following is the verdict of the coroner's jury in the case of the victims of the recent poisoning calamity: Territory of Colorado, County of Pueblo. We, the undersigned jurors, having inspected the bodies, heard the testimony, and made all needful inquiries in respect to and upon the bodies of Amanda Bromley, Willie Bromley and Eddie Bromley, lying dead in the house of Dr. W. S. Catterson, in the city of Pueblo, county of Pueblo, territory of Colorado, we, the said jurors, upon our oaths do say that the said Amanda Bromley, Willie Bromley and Eddie Bromley, come to their deaths from the effects of an overdose of opium taken through mistake on the night of June 15th, 1873. B. C. Leonard, Otto Winneka, J. B. Rice, G. M. Chilcott, Julius Berry, J. A. Thatcher. P. R. Thombs, Coroner of Pueblo County. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 18, 1873 – The two youths, Eddie and Willie Bromley who were victims of the melancholy poisoning case which has thrown such a gloom over our city this week, were buried yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hamilton, of the Presbyterian Church, at Dr. Catterson's residence. Mr. Hamilton simply read the burial service, remarking that the sorrow and grief inspired by the dreadful calamity that caused the death of the deceased, were felt so keenly, that he would not speak at this time of the melancholy event, and would, therefore, reserve his discourse for some future occasion.

Bromley, Wm. T. (Mrs.)
Mrs. Wm. T. Bromley – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 19, 1873 – The funeral of Mrs. Bromley, the third victim of the accidental poisoning which has so intensely horrified our city, took place at the residence of Dr. W. S. Catterson.  The services were conducted by the Rev. J. H. Merritt, of the M. E. Church.  This ends all that pertains to this fearful tragedy, the like of which we hope it will never again be our duty to chronicle.  Three persons, two of them young men in the bloom of youth, who only last Sunday were living beings, full of hope, happy in the family affection borne by each to the other, and expecting soon to be reunited to the other members of the family circle, now lie under the sod, cold in death's embrace, the victims of a cruelly sad accidental poisoning.  How true are the sayings, “We know not what a day may bring forth,” and “In the midst of life we are in death.”  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 17, 1873 – Family Accidentally Poisoned – Opium Taken Instead of a Cathartic.  Yesterday morning our community was startled and shocked by another fearful event, which has already resulted in the death of two persons, and there is but little hope of saving the life of a third.  Poison has done the deadly work this time, and not the murderous bullet.  The circumstances attending this terrible poisoning case are as follows: About a week ago Mrs. Wm. T. Bromley, a sister of Dr. Catterson of this city, and her two sons, one aged sixteen and the other twenty, arrived in this city from Indianapolis, Indiana.  They made their home for the time being with Dr. Catterson, and not being in good health, from the effects of chills and fever contracted before they left home, they were taking quinine pills.  Last Sunday the doctor decided to give them a cathartic as well, and left instructions with the eldest boy to give his mother and brother, and take himself, of compound cathartic pills, about five or six in number each.  The mother was to take two quinine pills as well as the cathartic.  About eleven o'clock the doctor came in and inquired of the young man if he had administered the medicine.  He replied that he had not, but that he would do so as soon as the clock struck eleven.  The doctor then engaged in writing letters until two o'clock, and retired without knowing anything was the matter with his relatives.  The young man was intelligent and careful, usually, and as he told the doctor that he knew where to get the cathartic pills, and how to administer them, he thought no more about the matter until after his return from his breakfast at the Lindell House, when he found his sister, Mrs. Bromly, lying on the floor of her room beside the bed on which she had been reposing.  The doctor was startled and alarmed, and called in Hon. Mr. Chilcott, who was passing at the time, and with his assistance placed the woman on the bed.  He then entered the room where the young men slept and was horrified at finding one, the youngest, dead, and the other insensible.  The cause of this terrible condition of his relatives, occurred to the doctor at once, and he immediately summoned medical assistance, and one of the physicians, Dr. Thombs, who arrived first at the scene of this fearful calamity, found on a table, two small cans, one containing opium pills, one grain each, and the other quinine pills, made according to the formula of the United States pharmacopeia.  This convinced the physicians at once that the young man had taken himself, and administered to his mother and young brother, at least six grains of opium, enough of this deadly drug to each, to cause the death of the stoutest man, unless medical aid could be procured immediately.  The hopelessness of the case of each was realized at once, by the skillful physicians present, when they considered that the poison had been in the system of each, about nine hours.  But while there is life, the physician feels it his duty to work, and Dr. Catterson and the entire medical fraternity of the city, aided by hundreds of strong, willing hands, done everything that skill and experience could suggest to save the life of the mother and son.  No human power however, could save the young man and he passed away to the unknown world about two o'clock in the afternoon, and it is scarcely probably the almost superhuman efforts of the physicians and friends can save the mother, as she has never rallied or become conscious since she was discovered in the morning.  As we write this, reports say she is supposed to be dying.  That Dr. Catterson has the sympathy of the entire community in these terrible afflictions, is evident from the solicitude manifested universally by our citizens who lingered about the scene of this melancholy calamity, from early morning until midnight, doing everything in their power to aid the suffering and dying, and sustain and console the sorrow stricken living.  The bereaved husband and father, who is still far away, is also the subject of commiseration.  Denver Tribune – June 18, 1873 – Heart-Rending Tragedy – Mother and Two Children Take Poison by Mistake – A Child Dies – Death of the Others Hourly Expected – Special Telegram to the Tribune.  Pueblo, Col., June 16, 1873.  Again our community is startled, shocked and saddened by a fatal and melancholy occurrence, which will probably result in the death of three persons.  Last night Mrs. Brumley, a sister of Dr. Catterson, of this city, recently from Indianapolis, Indiana, and her two sons, aged sixteen and twenty years, respectively, took opium pills instead of compound cathartic pills, and retired to rest.  The opium produced sound sleep – that of death to all, it is feared – and the mistake was not discovered until this morning, after the deadly drug had been nine hours in their systems.  Everything that medical skill can suggest, is being done to save their lives, but already the youngest boy is dead, and the lives of the others are despaired of.  The medicine was not procured from a druggist, but was taken from the doctor's medicine chest.  Later.  Pueblo, June 16, 2:30 P. M. – William Brumley, the eldest of the two young men who were poisoned by the opium pills, died about 1:45 p.m.  It seems it was he who got the wrong pills and gave them to his mother and brother Edward, and took some himself.  Mrs. Brumley is still alive, but the physician entertains very little hopes of her recovery.

Bron, Mildred L.
Mildred L. Bron - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1987 - Mildred L. Bron, Pueblo resident for many years and a graduate of Centennial High School in 1937, passed away June 27, 1987. Mrs. Bron was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Cactus Rebecca's. Mrs. Bron was preceded in death by her father, Willus Titus, in 1980, and by a brother, F. M. Titus, in 1965. Survivors include her daughter, Dawna Thomas, and a granddaughter, Robin Thomas, both of Phoenix, Ariz. Also survived by her mother, Nellie Titus, of Pueblo; one brother, Arnold Titus, of Pueblo; and two sisters, Mabel Rainer of Colorado Springs and Dolores (John) Boyd of Canon City. Survived by one sister-in-law, Helen Titus, of Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. The interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 622 E. Ninth.

Bronnenkant, Grace E.
Grace E. Bronnenkant - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1987 - Mrs. Grace E. Bronnenkant passed away Jan. 6, 1987. Survived by her sister, Mrs. Ada Andis, Alamosa; nephew, George (Madelyn) Somerville, Rocky Ford; and several other nieces and nephews. Also survived by stepson, Paul Bronnenkant, Phoenix, Ariz., and step-grandchildren, John and Peggy Gray of Boulder. Preceded in death by her husband, Nathaniel T. L. Bronnenkant, in 1978. Born Dec. 6, 1896, in Florence, she had been a longtime Pueblo area resident and had taught school for many years. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Pueblo Rock Hounds, Metropolitan Museum and a 57-year member of Canon City Chapter Order of Eastern Star. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James C. Keesey, pastor of her church, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 107 E. Routt, Pueblo 81004, direct or through the funeral home office.

Bronner, Walter W.
Walter W. Bronner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1998 - Walter W. Bronner, 72, of Olney Springs, died Oct. 4, 1998, in Ordway. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Crowley Community Baptist Church. Burial in Ordway Cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon at Griffy Chapel in Ordway.

Brooke, Albion P.
Albion P. Brooke - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 1944 - For many years a familiar figure at the crossing at Forth and Elizabeth. Albion Paul Brooke passed away Wednesday at 710 W. 15th. He had been sick since Monday, when he was taken home from work. Mr. Brooke is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie A. Brooke of the family home; five children, Mrs. R. V. Coburn, Richmond, Calif.; Mrs. K. V. Stone, Mrs. Betty Hunter, Thomas and Paul Wesley Brooke, all of Pueblo; two brothers and one sister, George Brooke, Chicago Heights, Ill., Homer Brooke and Mrs. Faye Radford, Settle, Wash. The deceased was a member of the Order of Railway Telegraphers of the Santa Fe system, and had worked for 37 years for the Santa Fe, his last duties being those of Switch tender telephoner.

Brookover, Mr.
Mr. Brookover - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 21, 1878 - Strange rumors are afloat in regard to the death of Brookover, from Southern Colorado, who died with smallpox. If all that is be true, Brookover was treated in a manner so atrocious as to bring the flush of shame to the cheeks of those who participated in his removal to the pest house. A slander suit will in all probability grow out of the circulation of the rumors…. (Unreadable)

Brooks, Alice
Alice Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2000 - Alice Brooks of Pueblo passed away July 29, 2000. Ms. Brooks is preceded in death by her husbands, Reginald Light and James F. Brooks. She is survived by her sister, Mary Palmarini of Kentucky; brothers, Ray and Curly Cheuvront of Ohio; and by her special friend, Mary Cesar of Pueblo West. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Brooks, Alvin J.
Alvin J. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2003 - Alvin J. Brooks, 72, left his temporary home in Trinidad to be with the Lord in heaven on Dec. 13, 2003. Born Jan. 19, 1931, to Harley and Lola Brooks. Predeceased by his parents, brother Mearl Brooks; and son, Demetrius Brooks. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 38 years, Mary; children, Zoey (Ron) Waller, Rainey (Melinda) Brooks; four grandchildren; sisters; Eula Mae (Al) Godfrey, Patricia (Wayne) Endsley; and sister-in-law, Annie Brooks; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Alvin will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Park Hill Christian Church. Cremation has taken place.

Brooks, Annie
Annie Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2002 - Annie Brooks of Pueblo passed away Oct. 7, 2002. Annie will be remembered by all that knew her as a person who enjoyed life. She was a published writer of short stories and poems; her column "Bill, The Mouse" ran for a number of years in the magazine Out and About. Annie's No. 1 hobby was Karaoke, something that she enjoyed with all of her friends. Two pet ferrets were a part of her family, and she also loved and collected frogs. A member of the Unity Church of Pueblo and she also sang in the Pueblo Chorale. Preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Hertzog; and parents, Charles "Bud" and Bernice Hertzog. She is survived by her children, Jean (Terry) Reed of Longmont, Colo., and Tim (Jen) Brooks of Colorado Springs, as well as nine grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Balloons and flowers will be accepted at the funeral home prior to service time.

Brooks, Bernal O.
Bernal O. Brooks - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 29, 1997 - Bernal O. Brooks, 75, died July 27, 1997, in Walsenburg. He was a retired assistant comptroller for Colorado Springs City Utilities. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A vigil service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St. Mass will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Jim Halloran officiating. Entombment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. Mr. Brooks was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Alden, Okla., to Wesley B. and Esther A. (Calder) Brooks. He was married April 23, 1949, in Trinidad to Nettie Guadagnoli, who lives in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by three sons, William L. of Calhan, Wesley B. of Lakota, N.D., and Robert W. of Colorado Springs; a sister, Ida D'Ercole of Canon City; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, James O., and a sister, Leona F. McKenney. Mr. Brooks served in the Marine Corps from 1940 to 1946, attaining the rank of sergeant. He earned the Purple Heart, Pearl Harbor Commemorative and Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post No. 4051, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1961, previously living in Trinidad. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 619 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 205, Colorado Springs 80903; or St. Michael's Catholic Church, 574 Eighth St., Calhan 80808.

Brooks, Charles H.
Charles H. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2000 - Charles H. Brooks Jr., 83, passed away July 15, 2000. Preceded in death by first wife, Betty Marie Brooks (L'Amoreaux), and son, Charles H. Brooks III. Survived by wife, Betty (Woodside) Brooks; sons, George (Sylvia) Brooks and Gerald (Patty) Brooks; and stepchildren, Marvin (Jane) Woodside, James (Sandi) Woodside, Gary Woodside, Lary (Fermi) Woodside, Mark (Lisa) Woodside and Michelle Woodside. Also survived by seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial service, Wednesday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Charles' memory

Brooks, Clarice Maude
Clarice Maude Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1986 - Clarice Maude Brooks, late of Pueblo, died July 27, 1986, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her sister-in-law, Geneva Brooks, Troy, Mich.; good friend, Margaret Webb, Pueblo, and many other friends. Born March 17, 1897, in Omaha, Neb. Pueblo resident for 30 years, except for a few years which she spent in Canon City. Mrs. Brooks was a buyer of ladies apparel. Preceded in death by her husband, Reginal Brooks. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Brooks, Clyde E.
Clyde E. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2001 - Clyde E. Brooks passed away May 9, 2001, in Pueblo. Clyde was born in La Veta, Colo., on Oct. 13, 1927, to Clyde H. and Mildred Stromeyer Brooks. He had lived in Pueblo since 1943. Mr. Brooks served in the U.S. Army in Yokohama, Japan, in 1946 and 1947 and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1978. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters, Carol Weaver and Marjorie McGuire. He is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine Jones Brooks, whom he married on May 9, 1949; a son, Ronald Clyde (Kathy) Brooks; a daughter, Terry L. Brooks; his grandchildren, Kimberly Lynn and Kendra Lynette Brooks and Zachary Austin Brooks; and a brother, Donald (Vera) Brooks. Cremation, Davis Crematory. There will be no formal services. The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 12, 2001, from 1 until 5 p.m. at 2031 Elmwood Lane in Pueblo. Donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice either directly or through the mortuary.

Brooks, Clyde W.
Clyde W. Brooks – Albuquerque Journal – October 17, 1999 - A memorial service was held on Friday, October 15, 1999 in Albuquerque to celebrate the life of Clyde W. Brooks who died suddenly on Monday, October 11, 1999 at the age of 88. Reared in Trinidad, CO, he rose above childhood adversity to become an exemplary employee, citizen, friend, husband and father. Clyde retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1974. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie E. Brooks; four sons; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, whose lives were enriched by his intellect, kindness, generosity and humor. He will be missed by all who knew him. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association - NM Affiliate, 6301 Forest Hills Dr. NE, 87108. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Brooks, Damaris
Damaris Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - Damaris Brooks, 63, passed away May 11, 2000. Survived by her children, Vicki Williams-Loop, Eugene, Ore., and Eric (Brenda) Wallerstedt, Pueblo; two sisters and one grandchild. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery.

Brooks, Fred L.
Fred L. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1999 - Fred L. Brooks. 59, departed this life on Nov. 8, 1999. His kind caring and gentle heart will be remembered by all who knew him. He had 14 years of sobriety through AA. He will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Misu Qantu and Jeanette Brooks, his son, Karl Brooks, two brothers, Lee Brooks and Mike (Lila) Brooks; and his nephew, Ken. He will also leave behind his best friends, Jan, Gene, Pat, Bud and Rose in addition to numerous others. Private interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1201 E. 7th Avenue.

Brooks, Gilbert E.
Gilbert E. “Edwin” Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2000 - Gilbert E. “Edwin” Brooks, 73, passed away Nov. 26, 2000. Survived by his sister, Carol B. Berry of Fort Morgan, Colo.; niece, Nancy A. Larson; nephews, Thomas A. Berry and Morgan L. Brooks; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Carolyn Brooks; brother, John P. Brooks; and niece, Carol Lynn Clark. Edwin was born April 13, 1927, in Pueblo. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was an electrical engineer. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Mountain View Cemetery, with Pastor Jon Winans officiating. Please enter cemetery through west Acero gates.

Brooks, Harvey Lee
Harvey Lee Brooks - Huerfano World - February 19, 2004 – Fatal Accident – Harvey Lee Brooks, 27, of Walsenburg, was killed in a car accident Feb. 22 at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Interstate 25, nine miles north of Walsenburg. Brooks was a passenger in a Dodge Neon, driven by his wife, Bernadine Brooks, 27, who was hospitalized with injuries. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck and trailer which was stopped in traffic due to a jack-knifed semi-truck further down the road. The vehicle became wedged underneath the trailer after impact. The driver and passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle. Mr. Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene. A six-month-old infant was properly restrained in a child seat and sustained no injuries. Alcohol is not suspected and road and weather conditions are believed to be a contributing factor to the crash. The road and weather conditions were icy and snowpacked with moderate snowfall. Huerfano World - February 19, 2004 - Harvey Oscar Lee Brooks, of Walsenburg, entered into rest Feb. 11, 2004. He was 27. He is survived by wife, Bernadine; daughter, Heaven; sons, Caleb and Joshawa; parents, Hank and Cindy Brooks, of Walsenburg; brothers, Kevin and Clay (Shannon) Brooks; nephews, Kyle and Tyler; two half-brothers and a half-sister; and grandparents, Glen and Wanda Brooks, Walsenburg, and Walter and Dorothy Jenkins, La Veta. Lee loved the outdoors, hunting, grilling on the barbecue and animals. He especially loved his children. He was a great daddy. A beautiful funeral service was held Tuesday. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Brooks, John
John Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1999 - John Brooks, late of Pueblo, formerly of Canon City. Service, 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, at the Wilson-Andrews Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Carey Tsunemori and Mr. Harlan Hamilton officiating. Interment services, 2:30 p.m. at McClave Cemetery, McClave, Colo., including military services.

Brooks, Marilyn A.
Marilyn A. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1999 - Marilyn A. Brooks, 62, passed away Sept. 18, 1999. Survived by her son, Phillip L. (Nancy) Dunham; granddaughters, Shanna and Camelia Dunham; great-granddaughter, Gabby; father, Paul Smith; sister, Beverly Ripple; and nephews, Brooks, Paul and Jeff Ripple. She is predeceased by her mother, Lena Smith. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Brooks, Marjorie Ellen
Marjorie Ellen Brooks – Albuquerque Journal – December 4, 2002 - A Graveside Service will be held to honor the life of Marjorie Ellen Brooks who died on November 30, 2002, at the age of 87. She was the daughter of Joseph Thomas Overlin and Macie Francis Green Overlin Jenkins. Reared in Trinidad, Colorado, she and her husband, Clyde, who died in 1999, were longtime Albuquerque area residents. Marge's calling in life was that of a homemaker. Her love of children, domestic skills, patience, optimism, humor, gentility, and quiet strength served her well in this role. She is survived by her sons, Richard, Don, Dave, and Jim, who grew up basking in the sunshine of her love. Other survivors include daughters-in-law, Marilyn, Joan, Linda, and Karen; grandchildren, Tammy Brisco, Sean Brooks, Mark Brooks, Michael Brooks, Nathan Brooks, Matthew Brooks, and Brian Brooks; great-grandchildren, Ashley Loveless and Jaushua Brisco; and Marge's devoted niece and nephew Carol and David Jenkins. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2002, 1:00 p.m., at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heart Association of NM, P.O. Box 90790, 87199-0790. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.

Brooks, Mearl Lloyd
Mearl Lloyd Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2002 - Age 77, of Pueblo, passed away on March 9, 2002. He was born in Canon City, Colo., on June 6, 1924, a son of the late Harley and Lola Jamison Brooks. Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife Annabelle “Anny” Brooks of the family home; two sons, Jim (Linda) Brooks and Gary Brooks; daughter, Maribeth (Tom) Hutchison; brother, Alvin Brooks; sisters, Eula Mae Godfrey and Patricia Endsley; grandchildren, Heather, David, Ashley, Autumn, Amber, Alex, Keri and Casey; and great-grandchildren, Drew, Chloe, Jordan, Matthew and Kylie. Mearl was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy on the USS Sangamon. After retirement, he enjoyed wood carving, camping, fishing and was an active member of Park Hill Christian Church. He was also a member of the Wood Carving Club and Masonic Lodge No. 95. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and he was a member of the Shriners and of the Southern Colorado Consistory. Mearl was a graduate of the Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Park Hill Christian Church.

Brooks, R. L.
R. L. “Dick” Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - R.L. “Dick” Brooks, 76, went home to be with the Lord on March 24, 2003. Survived by his wife, Heidi Brooks, of the family home; children, Bill (Reyna) and Stefan; grandchildren, Heather (Bobby) and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Kaileb and Elijah; mother-in-law, Ursula Sibilis; and many friends and colleagues. Preceded in death by his son, Geoffrey. Dick was born May 5, 1926, in Grand Ledge, Mich., and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. While in the banking and lending business for 55 years, he worked for Associates, Colorado National Bank and retired from Minnequa Bank, now known as Vectra Bank. Dick also served on the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Board for 12 years. The family thanks Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Dr. Marlow Sloan for the good care they gave Dick. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, at Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher, with Pastor Waudell W. Maple officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends and relatives in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Brooks, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1986 - Ralph E. Brooks passed away at Fort Lyon Hospital June 21, 1986. Survived by wife, Ruth L. Brooks; son, Roland A. (Gladys) Brooks of Pueblo; and daughter, Myrna L. Williams of Rye. Also survived by grandchildren, Larry (FeAna) Brooks, Grand Junction; Debi J. Williams, Rye; Renee L. (Lee) Hess, Lakewood; and two great-grandchildren. He was born April 10, 1897, in Long View, Ill.., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1942. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks were married in La Veta, March 26, 1927. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War I and retired in 1956 from the Pueblo Ordnance Depot after working as a security guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2 and Disabled American Veterans — San Isabel No. 2. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Roger Hupp officiating. Cremation with inurnment in the Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta through the funeral home office.

Brooks, Robert W.
Robert W. "Bob" Brooks - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 10, 2007 - Sept 10, 1958 - Nov 8, 2007 Robert W. "Bob" Brooks, age 49, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1961, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the Odyssey House. He was a carpenter and local contractor. Robert Wayne Brooks was born on September 10, 1958 in Trinidad, Colorado to Bernal O. and Nettie M. Guadagnoli Brooks. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1976. Bob enjoyed volunteering in the community, even providing medical assistance after the Cayman Hurricane and working tirelessly as a fireman fighting the Hayman Fire. An avid sports enthusiast, Bob volunteered as youth soccer and wrestling coach for Pikes Peak Christian School. Bob truly loved the outdoors and animals, never passing a stray animal. He made sure every stray was placed in a good home. Bob is survived by his mother: Nettie Brooks of Colorado Springs; his daughters: Mallory and Shelby Brooks of Brooklyn Park, Maryland; his brothers: Bill (wife, Kit) Brooks of Calhan, Colorado and Wes (wife, Elaine) Brooks of Lakota, North Dakota and his dear cousin, Bethlyn Dekleva Dochter. He was preceded in death by his father: Bernal in 1997. A visitation will be held from 1:00 – 1:30 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs. A rosary will be said at 1:30 PM. The Funeral Mass will take place at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow immediately in the Fellowship Hall. Private entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Gate of Heaven at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Robert Brooks Educational Fund, C/O Ent Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 15819, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80935

Brooks, Thelma C.
Thelma C. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1998 - Thelma C. Brooks of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 3, 1998. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Loyal, and sister, Viola Dry. Survivors include her son, Donald L. (Mary Alyce) Brooks of Colorado Springs- grandchildren, Thomas (Deborah) Brooks of Lone Pine, Calif., and Susan Brooks of Boise, Idaho- three great-grandchildren- sister, Ethel Houser, Denver- and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday with graveside service to follow at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the TV Ministry of First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903.

Brooks, W. A.
W. A. Brooks - World Independent – October 5, 1926 - Road Employee Dies At Russell - W.A. Brooks, 35, died Sunday morning at Russell, a small community located west of La Veta Pass, as a result of intestinal trouble. Brooks, who is survived by his wife, has been employed by the Central Construction Company, which is now doing road work on the La Veta Pass. The body was brought to Walsenburg by Unfug-Peet Sunday. Funeral arrangements are pending until word is received from the wife, who lives in Kansas.

Brooks, William F.
William F. Brooks - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2005 - William F. Brooks, 87, passed away Jan. 11, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Brooks; three brothers; one sister; and his great-grandson, Austin Huren. Survived by his daughters, Rosemary Hensley and Linda Biondolillo, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Julie (Michael) Alcala, Denver, and Pamela Huren, Pueblo; special friend and companion, Betty Woods, Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Hensley, William Kolten Huren, Kendyl Alcala and Riley Alcala; sisters, Mary Nix of Oklahoma, Marie Odum of Texas, Bobbie Smith and Gleola (Olin) Campbell, both of Oklahoma; and brother, Buddy (Vonda) Brooks of Oklahoma. She also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Brooks served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. He proudly served his country during WWII, and always was very patriotic. He flew two flags every day at his house, and was an excellent gardener and loved birds. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with graveside military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Brookshire, Dorothy Nell
Dorothy Nell (Samples) Brookshire - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2001 - Chapel Hill Mortuary, Littleton, Colo. Dorothy Nell (Samples) Brookshire, a retired teacher of Littleton, Colo., died June 11, 2001. She was 76. Graveside services will be held June 15 at 10 a.m. at Chapel Hills Cemetery in Littleton, Colo., with inurnment. Dorothy was born Oct. 14, 1924, in La Center, Ky., to Richard and Marguerite (Bondurant) Samples. She graduated from Murray State University in Kentucky and the University of Colorado in Denver. Dorothy married William J. Brookshire in Denver on July 8, 1950. She was a substitute teacher for many years in the Denver metro area. Dorothy was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Nathan. She is survived by her husband, William J. of Littleton; three sons, William Allen (Jill) of Littleton, Gary Steven (Jackie) of Monument, Colo., and Dan (Kristi) Brookshire of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; a sister, Laurel (Samples) (Cloys) Henderson of La Center, Ky.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary of Littleton, Colo.

Brookshire, Mary N.
Mary N. Brookshire - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1997 - Mary N. Brookshire, 94, former Las Animas and Canon City resident, died July 15, 1997, in Craig. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 1997, with interment in the Las Animas Cemetery, Las Animas.

Broome, Rachael Ann
Rachael Ann Smith Broome - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 13, 2007 - June 15, 1920-December 2, 2007. Rachael Ann Broome is finally reunited with the love of her life George Broome Jr. and our wonderful loved ones who have left this planet to be with God in Heaven. She died peacefully on December 2, 2007. Rachael was the first Miss Mississippi to attend the Miss America contest. After her family moved to Colorado, Rachael continued her beauty queen role and became the first Miss Colorado State Fair! She married George in 1939 and joined the family photography business in Pueblo. Rachael is credited with many firsts in the film industry. The family firm was one of Pueblo's top employers. In addition Rachael invented the famous Hallmark Card Stores opening the prototype store in 1959 and owned Shewmaker's Camera Store in Colorado Springs. Rachael also trademarked the company logo and name "Sparkletone." She became a banker after the death of her husband. She is survived by her son's Richard (Billie) Broome and Dr. Jeff (Kelly) Broome and her sister Esther Lee Martin. Two sons, Corky and Robin Broome, preceded her in death. She has eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service to be held at Broadmoor Community Church on Friday, December 14th at 3:00 PM.

Broomfield, Abram
Abram Broomfield – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 22, 1877 – Trinidad Items – Trinidad, November 19. - … Quite a sad accident took place last Tuesday at the city coal bank, in which Abram Broomfield was buried in about one ton of coal, which fell from the roof of the chamber in which he was at work. A companion gave the alarm and procured the assistance of a second party, when they set to work to remove the debris from off of the unfortunate man. On being rescued his neck was found to be dislocated, and he died before medical aid could be procured. His body was taken in charge of the Knights of Pythias, who attended his funeral, together with quite a large number of our citizens, Rev. Mr. Hilton, of the Methodist church, officiating. Broomfield stood high in the estimation of the citizens of this county, as an honest, upright and hard working man.

Broomfield, C. T. James
C. T. James Broomfield - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 22, 1868 - Died on the 9th of October, 1868 at the residence of Cobrin & Root, in Pueblo County, C. T. James Broomfield, aged 60 years. Texas papers please copy. "Uncle Jimmy" as he was familiarly called by a host of friends, will long be remembered as a kind-hearted, whole-souled old man. He was one of the class now fast disappearing form our midst. A pioneer, hunter and trapper, his life was spent among the mountains and on the prairies. He was endowed in a large degree with that simplicity of character and rugged honestly which distinguishes the best of his class. May he rest in peace.

Broomfield, James
James Broomfield - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 22, 1868 - Died. On the 9th of October, 1868, at the residence of Coburn & Root, in Pueblo county, C. T. (Colorado Territory), James Broomfield, aged 60 years. Texas papers please copy. "Uncle Jimmy," as he was familiarly called by a host of friends, will long be remembered as a kind hearted, whole-souled old man. He was one of the class now fast disappearing from our midst. A pioneer, hunter and trapper, his life was spent among the mountains and on the prairies. He was endowed in a large degree with that simplicity of character and rugged honesty which distinguish the best of his class. May he rest in peace.

Brophy, Loyola
Loyola Brophy - Huerfano World - October 1, 1992 - Loyola Medina Brophy of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Sept. 4, 1992, in St. Josephs Hospital. Born May 21, 1912 to Juan Antonio and Estefanita Medina, she married Felix Lopez in 1939. She is survived by her second husband, James Brophy, Denver; a daughter, Juanita Wilkins, Pueblo; three step-children, two sisters, Crespina Sanders and Mary Cunningham, Canon City; 13 grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Brossman, Ann Baldwin
Ann Baldwin Brossman - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 28, 1992 - Ann Baldwin Brossman, 28, of Colorado Springs died Jan. 25, 1992, at her home. She had worked in radio and television before an automobile accident six years ago prevented her from continuing her career. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards. A private family service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1001 S. Hancock Ave. Evergreen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Miss Brossman was born Feb. 28, 1963, in Colorado Springs to W.R. and Virginia (Kerlin) Brossman. She attended Colorado Springs School and was a graduate of Palmer High School. She received a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo. Miss Brossman is survived by her parents of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Robert Kerlin of Atlanta and Bruce Walter of Yosemite, Calif.; and two sisters, Beth Brossman Hollowell of Des Plaines, Ill., and Nancy Jean of Boise, Idaho.

Brothers, Ethel Susan
Ethel Susan Brothers - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 1987 - Ethel Susan Brothers, Pueblo resident since 1917, passed away July 6, 1987. Mrs. Brothers was a member of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nelda Mae Brothers, in 1940. Survivors include her husband, Percy A. Brothers, of the family home; two sons, David Lee Brothers and James (Pat) Richard Brothers, both of Pueblo; one daughter, Ruby (Joseph) Yedo of Denver; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by three sisters, Edna Magbanua and Edith Roberts, both of California, and Era Howrey of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Tuttle of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 602 Collins.

Brothers, Nicholas J.
Nicholas J. Brothers - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1997 - Nicholas J. Brothers passed away Nov. 21, 1997. Preceded in death by his wife, Alice Charlson Brothers. Survived by daughter, Marcia Christianson, Laguna Hills, Calif. - and son, John (Gayle) Brothers, Albuquerque, N.M. Grandfather of Kara (Frank) Ahmann, Greg Christianson, Rob Brothers and Jennifer Brothers. Great-grandfather of Alexander Ahmann and Katherine Ahmann. Also survived by sister, Lucy (John) Savarino, Pueblo. Also preceded in death by sister, Ann Frink. Mr. Brothers was a member of the Columbian Federation and also the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union for over 50 years. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Tuesday, 3 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church.

Brougham, Lord
Lord Brougham - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 1, 1868 - Lord Brougham died on the 9th inst., in the ninetieth year of his age.

Broughton, Joseph O.
Joseph O. Broughton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1997 - Joseph O. Broughton, 56, of Pueblo. No services or viewing. Cremation has taken place.



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