The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Browder, Lillian L.
Lillian L. Browder - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1999 - Lillian L. Browder went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 1999. A longtime resident of Pueblo graduated from Central High School in 1933. Born Dec. 18, 1915, in Florissant, Colo. She worked as a beautician in the 1940s. Preceded in death by husband, Oran C. Browder; sister, Esther Hartman, and brother, Kenneth Howarth. Survived by sons, Leon W. (Sandy) Browder, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Robert K. (Vickie) Browder, Pueblo; four grandchildren, Teri (William) Currie, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Diana (Doug) Holmes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Nicole and David Browder, Pueblo; and four great-grandchildren. Member of Park Hill Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Missions Fund, Park Hill Baptist Church. Visitation at the funeral home, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Park Hill Baptist Church, Pastor Lonnie James officiating.

Browder, Marvin Lee
Marvin Lee Browder - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2006 - Marvin Lee Browder, 72, passed away Jan. 2, 2006. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on Aug. 21, 1933, to Walter J. Browder and May (Lloyd) Browder, who preceded him in death, along with his baby brother, Walter J. Browder. Survived by sisters, Betty Lake (Carl) of Pueblo, Oreen Dwyer of Thornton, Colo.; cousins, Robert Browder (Vicki) of Pueblo, and Leon Browder (Sandy) of Alberta, Canada. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as many friends to include special friend, Sally Fernandez. Marvin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and received several medals. He also retired after driving a truck for several companies. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastors Doug Cox and Steve Holcomb officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Browder, Walter J.
Walter J. Browder - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1986 - Walter J. Browder, a Pueblo resident for 60 years, late of 2925 Third Ave., passed away April 10, 1986. Mr. Browder was a member of the Central Christian Church and the Pueblo Teamster's Union. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Browder of the family home; four daughters, Oreen Dwyer and Violet Knuths of Denver, Betty Lake of Pueblo, and Pat Richeson of Moab, Utah; two sons, Marvin Browder of Pueblo, and Chester Rilinger, of Crescent Valley, Nev.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Myrtle Rose, Marjorie and Kitty, all of Denver; one brother, Marvin, of Denver; and a sister-in-law, Lillian, of Pueblo. Mr. Browder was preceded in death by one son, Clyde Rilinger. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Central Christian Church, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, the Rev. John Nesby and the Rev. Mark Pumphrey officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 2925 Third Ave.

Brown, A. T.
A. T. Brown – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: A. T. Brown is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. A. T. Brown: American, age 25, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Brown, Alfred
Alfred Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - Alfred Brown, age 63, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2003 at his home in Pueblo, Colo., after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor James Harley will officiate the service. Al is survived by his loving wife, Rachel Brown; and also his mother, Eleanor Archibeque; two brothers and two sisters. He is also survived by 10 children, 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A strong family man, Al loved his children and was very instrumental in their education and careers. Among the greatest pleasures in his life were his grandchildren, who always brought a smile to his face. He began his career in the medical field in the early 1970s and spent much of his time working to develop respiratory departments in several western state hospitals. In 1984, Al moved his family from northern California to Trinidad, Colo., and opened Medco Professional Services, with two locations operating from 1984 to 1996. At that time, deciding to retire, Al and Rachel moved to Howard, Colo., where they spent the next three years until he became ill. It was after this that they moved to Pueblo to be closer to hospital and family. He will be missed by all.

Brown, Alice Margaret
Alice Margaret Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2004 - Alice Margaret Brown, resident of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 7, 2004, at the age of 81. She was born in Vineland, Colo. on January 30, 1923, and later moved to Pueblo, where she lived most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Audie and Margaret Sollee; husband, Albert Brown; and two sisters, Betty Whitlock and Lorraine Holden. Alice is survived by her sister, Rose Marie Holden; brother Frank Sollee; sons, Rick Brown, Charlie Brown and Gary Brown; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held at Imperial Funeral Home, at 11 a.m., Feb. 12, 2004. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Alice's name.

Brown, Bernard M.
Bernard M. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2001 - Bernard M. Brown, 80, of Pueblo, was called home on Jan. 14, 2001. Preceded in death by his wife, Rose A. Brown. Survived by his brother, Robert (Linda) Brown; sister, Joann Graham; two sons; one daughter; three stepdaughters; and numerous grandchildren also survive. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Graveside inurnment, 3 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Brown, Bernice E.
Bernice E. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2004 - Bernice E. Brown, 94, longtime Las Animas, Colo., resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Ark-Valley Nursing Care Center, La Junta, Colo. She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Lucian Brown of La Junta; daughters, Shirley Brown of La Junta and Betty (Bill) Nickerson of Casper, Wyo.; sister, Ruth Herron of Bedford, Texas; grandson, Dr. James Nickerson; and six great-grandchildren. She was recently preceded in death by grandson, Daniel Nickerson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Las Animas Cemetery Shelter. Family prefers memorials to the Ark-Valley Medical Center either directly or through the funeral home.

Brown, Bernice Inez
Bernice Inez Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2000 - Bernice Inez Brown, born on Oct. 30, 1938, in Pueblo, died July 8, 2000, in Denver. She was a Federal Reserve supervisor and a teacher at Cole Middle School. Graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1956 and received a B.S. degree in teaching from the University of Northern Colorado. Survived by children, Desmon P.H. Griffiths, Denver, and Anthony R.N. (Kacey) Griffiths, Aurora; stepdaughter, Samantha Johnson, Atlanta, Ga.; siblings, Ruth E. (Ray) Miles and Joe (Verlene) Smith, both of Pueblo; mother-in-law, Pamela Hayes, Hartford, Conn.; seven grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Harold Brown Jr.; mother, Naomi Ida Mary Smith; father, Andrew T. Smith. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Pipkin Chapel of Peace to Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to M.S. Society, Denver, Colo. Family at 3595 Glencoe St., Denver, Colo., 80207.

Brown, Bessie A.
Bessie A. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1987 - Bessie A. Brown, late of 1918 Lake Ave., passed away Dec. 24, 1 987. She is survived by one son, Theodore Brown of Van Nuys, Calif.; two granddaughters, Carol Frazier of Arizona, and Lorainne Ries of California; two great-grandsons, Richard Ries and Thomas Frazier. Also survived by two sisters, Alice Hull and Doris Donley, both of Pueblo, and one brother, Louis Outhier of Beulah, and numerous nieces and nephews. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician in 1972 after 28 years of service. She is a member of C.A.P.E. and A.A.R.P. Local 173 of Pueblo, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Bishop Crammer of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Brown, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Betty Jean Brown, 79, was born on March 3, 1924, in Swink, Colo., to Walter Claude and Alma (Todd) Woolford. She died Sept. 9, 2003, in La Junta, Colo. Betty attended schools in La Junta and graduated with the class of 1941 from La Junta High School. She was hired by the A.T. & S.F. Railroad as a messenger and soon became the first female PBX operator for the Santa Fe. She was later transferred to Amarillo, Texas, where she married Eldon Brown on Nov. 25, 1942. Betty was an active member of PEO Chapter W, having served as president. She was a dedicated member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and was a member of the altar guild. For many years, she volunteered with the American Red Cross in the capacity of assisting with the Service to Military Families. Betty was very involved with the many activities of her children and grandchildren, including being a Girl Scout leader. Betty is survived by her mother, Alma Woolford, La Junta; her sister, Mary Lou Moores, San Antonio; daughters, Sandra Maxwell, Denver, Stacy (Chuck) Milhoan, Phoenix, Shelley (Curtis) Helsel, Boulder; and her six grandchildren, Andrea and Jeremy Eichman, Denver, Todd Milhoan, Colorado Springs, Sarah Milhoan, Phoenix, Molly Helsel and Jake Hofmann, Honolulu. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Eldon; her father, Claude Woolford; and her sister, Barbara "Corky" Hough. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Eighth and San Juan in La Junta, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made through Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home to Cottey College, the Koshare Indian Museum or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

Brown, Bob
Bob Brown - Rocky Mountain News - November 16, 2005 - Bob Brown is now part of the Colorado history he wrote about. Mr. Brown wrote 11 books on Colorado history, including Colorado Ghost Towns, first published in 1963 and still available today. He died Oct. 28. A memorial service is at noon Thursday at Littleton Elks Lodge No. 1650, 5749 S. Curtice St. Mr. Brown had been ailing the past few years. His hearing and sight began failing 10 years ago, friends said. He also had -Alzheimer's. "He used to record books for the blind," said longtime friend Ed Bathke, of Denver. "He was in a position that he could listen to the same material he had generated." Mr. Brown was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Belfast, Maine. World War II brought Mr. Brown to Colorado. A woman and history kept him here. He was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base, where he was an aerial photographer who also was stationed in Italy. "Once, when he was in the darkroom at Lowry, there was a knock on the door and in pops somebody who said hi and left. It was Eleanor Roosevelt," Bathke said. "Bob turned to a buddy and said, 'I just met the president's wife. And she -ruined all my pictures. Now I've got to start all over again." He met the former Evelyn McCall in Denver at a dance. They were married Aug. 18, 1945, in Brighton. Mr. Brown enrolled at the University of Denver, earning a bachelor's and later a master's degree in history. He taught in Denver Public Schools, including South and Lincoln high schools, as well as at the University of Colorado, DU and what is now Regis University. Mr. Brown was a longtime and active member in organizations such as Ghost Town Club of Colorado, which he co-founded, Denver Posse of Westerners, Colorado Historical Society and Colorado Mountain Club. "Since Dad was a teacher and had summers off, we spent many lovely summer days as a family outside in the mountains hiking and exploring ghost towns," said his daughter, Diana Zombola, of Colorado Springs. When researching Colorado Ghost Towns, he traveled from Primero outside of Trinidad to Pearl north of Walden. He wrote obituaries of the towns and how to find what was left of them. "He started collecting old-time photos taken during the heyday of mining camps," said longtime friend Ron Ruhoff, of Evergreen. "He went out with his camera and duplicated the same angle of view." He wrote 10 other books but preferred to leave out the cowboy element, noting in a 1978 interview that cowboys showed up late in the formation of the West and didn't do much to contribute anyway. "The cowboy was really a bum," he said. "He was a school dropout who was represented as a hero. What girl was going to marry him? He wore funny clothes and never accepted responsibility." Among his books was one about saloons and their importance to their communities. "All kinds of things happened in saloons, other than getting drunk," he said. "Preachers preached there. Saloons served as post offices, and notices were posted there. Court was convened there. And couples were married there. It was the largest room in town." He and longtime friend Jack Morison would travel together to old towns. Morison had the Jeep. So on one trip in 1957 they were above Central City and Mr. Brown spotted some geezer staggering along a barrow ditch. He told Morison to stop and give the guy a lift, saying he had to be full of stories. "We asked him if he was a miner and he said he was a gold miner. We asked him if he had a lot of stories. And he said yes he had a lot of stories," Morison said. "Then we asked him how long he'd lived in the area. And he said since 1948. He didn't know beans about it. But he got a ride. He's smarter than we were." Friends said Mr. Brown was quite the woodcarver of Kachina dolls. Son Marshall Brown, of Denver, had other memories of father-son stuff. "What I honestly remember and having the most fun of my life doing was he and I built and flew balsa wood, tissue-covered, rubber-band propeller airplanes," Marshall said. "He did it as a little boy. He wanted me to experience it." Mr. Brown wasn't much of a fisherman until Marshall took it up. "He actually took up fishing to accommodate me," Marshall said. Busy as he was, he always made time for his children, Zombola said. "I always knew I could go down to his study, he would stop what he was doing and while we listened to classical music, we would talk about what was concerning me," she said. In addition to his wife and children, Mr. Brown is survived by two grandchildren.

Brown, Carol Joyce
Carol Joyce Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1999 - Carol Joyce Brown, born May 14, 1933, died Feb. 12, 1999. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lucille Sanders. Survived by her son, Philip D. Brown- grandchildren, Aaron and Krista Brown. Also survived by her sister, Lois J. (William) Getts- nieces, Cheryl L. Getts and Gayle A. Getts-Howe (John J.)- her uncle, Bernie (Cathy) Fehsenfeld- and special friend, Maggie Thomas. Carol was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a certified Psychiatric Technician working at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo where she retired. Funeral service will be held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999. Family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Brown, Catherine E.
Catherine E. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2005 - Catherine E. Brown, 91, passed away Feb. 4, 2005, in Pueblo West. Interment, Des Moines, Iowa.

Brown, Charles H.
Charles H. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1986 - Charles H. Brown passed away unexpectedly May 28, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Elsie M. Brown, of the family home; father of Charles H. Brown Jr., Fulton, Mo., George W. Brown, Rose Hill, Miss., Mrs. Merrilee A. (Tom) Rhodes, Pueblo, and Elizabeth A. Roberson, Burlington, Colo.; grandfather of Holly, Darrell, Josh, and Steven Brown, Timothy and Kimberly Roberson, Mrs. Stacy (Steve) Stratman, and Gregory Rhodes. Member of Grace Community Bible Church. He was born in Pueblo on March 27, 1907, and had been a lifetime resident, retiring from employment by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1972. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Rouch Chapel, with Pastor Dan Lyons officiating. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Those who desire may make memorials to Grace Community Bible Church or Parkinson Association of the Rockies direct or through the funeral home office.

Brown, Charles Harvey
Charles Harvey Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1998 - Charles Harvey Brown, 66, passed away unexpectedly June 13, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Charlie Brown, as he was know to family and friends, was born on Dec. 27, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wis. His parents, Harvey and Ethel (Fitzgerald) Brown- and his wife, Barbara Jean (Spinuzzi) Brown precede him in death. He was a master bricklayer until his retirement. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant.

Brown, Charles M.
Charles M. "Charlie" Brown - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 10, 1996 - Charles M. "Charlie" Brown, 76, died May 8, 1996, in Colorado Springs. He was a retired engineer with Colorado Interstate Gas Co. and a partner in the Car Show Used Car Lot. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handling arrangements. Mr. Brown was born July 28, 1919, in Tucumcari, N.M., to Charles and Eva Brown. He was married Feb. 10, 1944, in San Jon, N.M., to Wynona Hill, who is deceased. He is survived by three daughters, Sandra L. Miller of Manitou Springs, Becky A. Carr of Anchorage, Alaska, and Joni L. Vairo of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Raymond of Logan, N.M., and Jerry of Castle Rock; three sisters, Ann Caldwell of Bovina, Texas, Edna Burlinson of Tucson, Ariz., and Thelma Henderson of Pueblo; and five grandchildren. Mr. Brown earned an engineering degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He served in the Navy for five years as an electronics specialist. He was a member of the Downtown Lions Club and the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. He had lived in Colorado Springs for 37 years. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 879, Colorado Springs 80901.

Brown, Charles W.
Charles W. Brown -Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1935 - Charles W. Brown, aged 77, died at his home 12 miles northeast of Boone, Thursday afternoon. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Glen Lundy of Boone, Mrs. Andrew Halverson of Salt Lake City, Mrs. Read Workman of Provo, Utah, and one son, Thomas of Wood's Cross, Utah. Funeral services will be held at Fowler Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial in Provo, Utah.

Brown, Chester A.
Chester A. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2000 - Chester A. Brown, 88, passed away Feb. 13, 2000, in Salina, Kan. Born on Sept. 10, 1911, in Solomon, Kan. He was a 26-year resident of Salina, moving there from Pueblo and Sedalia, Mo. He was the executive director of Abilene Chamber of Commerce and Sedalia Chamber of Commerce, general manager Pueblo Single Fund, KWU VP-development retiring in 1974. Member of University United Methodist Church of Salina, lifetime member of Elks, past president Rotary Abilene and Pueblo, teacher scoutmaster in Dickinson County, VP Abilene Country Club. Preceded in death by first wife, Pat (Carson) Brown in 1973; brothers, Francis and Harold Brown. Survived by wife, Mildred (Melva) Brown; son, Randy Brown, Aurora; stepson, Harold Doufan, California; daughter, Kathleen Flint, Pueblo; stepdaughters, Karen Green, Lodi, Calif., Jo Ann Vanhorn, Ohio; brothers, Merle Brown, Kerrville, Texas, Dale Brown, Salina, Kan.; sister, Vivian Ross, Salina, Kan.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and nine step-great grandchildren. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, University United Methodist Church, Salina. Burial, Mound Cemetery, Solomon, following the service. Memorials to the University United Methodist Church or Chet and Pat Brown Scholarships at Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kan. Messages may be sent to brennie2@aol.com

Brown, Clarence O.
Clarence O. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2006 - Clarence O. “Brownie” Brown, 92, born Feb. 2, 1914, in Wabaunese County, Kan., passed away July 30, 2006. Past president of Pioneer Construction Company, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, May Edith; and eldest son, John David. Survived by his sons, Walter, Kenneth and Thomas; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2006, at Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, 3804 W. Pueblo Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Clarence O. Brown to First Tee of Pueblo, c/o YMCA of Pueblo, 700 Albany Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Brown, Debba I.
Debba I. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1987 - Debba I. Brown, 95, of 426 W. Evans passed away Jan. 17, 1987. She is survived by daughters, Helen I. Frantz of Pueblo and Oliva Walker of Blue Springs, Mo.; one son, Joseph E. Brown of Tempe, Ariz.; and one brother, Ollie Woods of Estes Park. Mrs. Brown retired in 1961 as a saleslady for W. H. Woolworth's after 18 years. She moved to Pueblo in 1942 from Rocky Ford. She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel William Brown, in 1968. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold of the Park Hill Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Brown, Dolores Mae
Dolores Mae "Ma" Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 1999 - Dolores Mae "Ma" Brown, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 21, 1999. She loved shopping, was a dart player and was retired from Eagle Bar and Lounge. Predeceased by her former husband, Howard Lovelle Brewer- daughter, Josephine Hale- and father, Edward Garcia, in 1973. Survived by loving husband, Robert Brown- children, Stella Catherine (Gilbert) Garcia of Pueblo, Robert Butch Lobato, Cookville, Tenn., Stella (Tom) Bustamante, Pueblo, David Lee (Sylvia Sanchez) Brown, Denver, Lovelle Leonard Brewer Jr., Pueblo- and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Reception to follow at the Garden Hall where the family will receive friends.

Brown, Donald
Donald Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2005 - Donald Brown, 92, passed away May 2, 2005. He is survived by his daughter, Donna (Conrad) Kern; grandchildren, Wendi (LeRoy) Nitsch of Castle Rock, Colo., Thayer (Kathy) Kern of Vero Beach, Fla., Debbi (Tim) Griswold of Renton, Wash.; and great-grandchildren, Zach, Kaley and Mackenzie Griswold, and Jacob and Andrew Kern. Donald was a past member of BPOE Lodge, No. 90, and a 32nd-degree Mason. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a commercial artist as a young man, lobbied at the state legislature and was best known as the owner of Don's Sporting Goods. He got his pilot's license when he was a teenager, flew with the Civil Air Patrol and was a past owner of Sky Corral Airport. He restored and flew Taildragger airplanes until grounded by a stroke. Don enjoyed doing long-stitch needle-point pictures, and loved vacationing in Mexico. Don always will be remembered for his loyalty to his friends and his great sense of humor. Memorial service, 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14, with Pastor Richard Payne officiating, River of Grace Baptist Church, 44 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West.

Brown, E. C.
E. C. Brown – Aspen Tribune – May 22, 1901 – Father and Mother Drowned – Pueblo, May 22 – Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brown, well known residents of Beulah, were drowned in the flooded St. Charles River today. They left the house together and it is supposed they were caught in the water in the dark. Their three children who remained in the house all night crying and frightened, were found uninjured this morning. Yuma Pioneer – May 24, 1901 – Ruin Wrought by the Storm South and West of Pueblo – Pueblo, Colo., May 21 – (Denver News Special) – E. Brown and his wife were drowned at Beulah last night in a cloudburst which caused a great wave of water to roll down through the canon, swelling an ordinary small stream known as South creek to a roaring torrent. Various theories were advanced as to how they met their death, the body of the man being found a long distance down stream from the cottage into which the family had moved from Avondale some months ago. Mrs. Brown's body was found in a lower room of the cottage, where death by drowning had overtaken her. In their room in the attic the two small children of the family were found safe in their bed, but half frightened to death. It is supposed that when Mr. Brown found the water advancing he looked for some method of escape for himself and family and was carried away in the flood. Reports of the drowning came in this afternoon, but it was not until to-night, when some of the neighbors came in and took back with them two coffins that the certainty of the catastrophe was determined. Beulah, in the outskirts of which the drowning occurred, is a summer resort twenty-eight miles southwest of Pueblo, in the foothills of the Greenhorn range, and is much frequented by Pueblo people during the heated term. There is no railroad connection with the village nor any telegraph or telephone wires. Report has it, however, that considerable damage to land and crops throughout Beulah valley was done by the cloudburst which came down about 9 o'clock last night. Information was brought into the city to-night that every bridge over the St. Charles River from its source to its mouth at the Arkansas has been carried away. Several years ago a staunch steel bridge was built on heavy stone foundations on the old burned mill road where it crossed the St. Charles. This structure was swung from its foundation and twisted into a mass of iron and steel. The devastation wrought by this cloudburst in Beulah valley had its counterpart in the lower portion of the stream, causing the wreck to Rio Grande train No. 115 early this morning. After a blockade of nearly twenty-four hours caused by a rush of water down Hardscrabble canon into the Arkansas River, the main line of the Denver & Rio Grande road across the mountains was opened for traffic at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Over 1,000 feet of track was thrown aside by the mighty weight of the oncoming flood, but a big force of men soon straightened out the track and cribbed it up so that the movement of trains was resumed. Passenger and freight trains were held at Salida and Pueblo while the repair work was in progress. Not a life lost. Not an injury received more serious than a cut of the hand from broken glass, a bruise, or a trifling sprain of some muscle, and every passenger able to continue on his journey. This miraculous record of the escape of half a hundred passengers aboard south-bound Rio Grande flyer No. 115, for Alamosa and the west, which plunged from a ten-foot bridge into a seething torrent laden with trees and debris into which the St. Charles river had swollen within an hour from a harmless and almost dry stream. It was just after 1 o'clock when the crash came. Section men had watched this long pile bridge until 12 o'clock. At that time, though there had been reports of heavy rain in the foothills to the west, no water of any consequence had appeared. But when the headlight on Engineer George Mathews' engine gave a view of that same bridge an hour later, he saw a mass of driftwood piled higher than his cab along the upper side of the bridge and the roar of the water could be heard above the noise of the engine and train. “It looked bad,” said Mr. Mathews in describing his experiences, “and I saw the bridge was out of line, but we were in for it and there was nothing to do but go ahead. When our pilot was half way over I saw the track ahead begin to swing down to the east and I threw her wide open and waited. We jumped the rails before we reached the south end and the baggage car, mail car, and smoker followed after us. The chair car dropped bodily into the river. The Pullman hung by her hind trucks to the north end of the bridge, with her front end under water. The chair car must have been cushioned by all that driftwood, for when my fireman and I called to each other after we turned over and we found we were all right and then crawled out of the rear window of the cab, we saw that chair car right side up with care, settled as smoothly as if a big power crane had set the body down onto the trucks at the factory, and there she stood as solid as a rock on a low part of the bank, just about half way turned around from the line of the bridge.” The locomotive swung to the right, plowed along the dirt approach for fifty feet, turned over on its side, and broke not a steam pipe to scald Engineer Mathews and Fireman T. J. Johnson. The tender, meanwhile, dragged off by the baggage car behind, swung over to the left, the baggage and mail cars followed it and were more or less telescoped. The smoker was thrown farther to the left and considerably jammed up. The tremendously swift current meanwhile was lodging chair car 814 right side up with care in such a comfortable position without a drop of water on the floor that when the relief train reached the scene the passengers, with one exception were seated quietly, the lights burning and enjoying themselves until the waters should recede sufficiently to allow them to make their escape to high ground. The missing passenger had jumped into the flood and made his way to the shore.

Brown, E. C. (Mrs.)
Mrs. E. C. Brown – Aspen Tribune – May 22, 1901 – Father and Mother Drowned – Pueblo, May 22 – Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brown, well known residents of Beulah, were drowned in the flooded St. Charles River today. They left the house together and it is supposed they were caught in the water in the dark. Their three children who remained in the house all night crying and frightened, were found uninjured this morning. Yuma Pioneer – May 24, 1901 – Ruin Wrought by the Storm South and West of Pueblo – Pueblo, Colo., May 21 – (Denver News Special) – E. Brown and his wife were drowned at Beulah last night in a cloudburst which caused a great wave of water to roll down through the canon, swelling an ordinary small stream known as South creek to a roaring torrent. Various theories were advanced as to how they met their death, the body of the man being found a long distance down stream from the cottage into which the family had moved from Avondale some months ago. Mrs. Brown's body was found in a lower room of the cottage, where death by drowning had overtaken her. In their room in the attic the two small children of the family were found safe in their bed, but half frightened to death. It is supposed that when Mr. Brown found the water advancing he looked for some method of escape for himself and family and was carried away in the flood. Reports of the drowning came in this afternoon, but it was not until to-night, when some of the neighbors came in and took back with them two coffins that the certainty of the catastrophe was determined. Beulah, in the outskirts of which the drowning occurred, is a summer resort twenty-eight miles southwest of Pueblo, in the foothills of the Greenhorn range, and is much frequented by Pueblo people during the heated term. There is no railroad connection with the village nor any telegraph or telephone wires. Report has it, however, that considerable damage to land and crops throughout Beulah valley was done by the cloudburst which came down about 9 o'clock last night. Information was brought into the city to-night that every bridge over the St. Charles River from its source to its mouth at the Arkansas has been carried away. Several years ago a staunch steel bridge was built on heavy stone foundations on the old burned mill road where it crossed the St. Charles. This structure was swung from its foundation and twisted into a mass of iron and steel. The devastation wrought by this cloudburst in Beulah valley had its counterpart in the lower portion of the stream, causing the wreck to Rio Grande train No. 115 early this morning. After a blockade of nearly twenty-four hours caused by a rush of water down Hardscrabble canon into the Arkansas River, the main line of the Denver & Rio Grande road across the mountains was opened for traffic at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Over 1,000 feet of track was thrown aside by the mighty weight of the oncoming flood, but a big force of men soon straightened out the track and cribbed it up so that the movement of trains was resumed. Passenger and freight trains were held at Salida and Pueblo while the repair work was in progress. Not a life lost. Not an injury received more serious than a cut of the hand from broken glass, a bruise, or a trifling sprain of some muscle, and every passenger able to continue on his journey. This miraculous record of the escape of half a hundred passengers aboard south-bound Rio Grande flyer No. 115, for Alamosa and the west, which plunged from a ten-foot bridge into a seething torrent laden with trees and debris into which the St. Charles river had swollen within an hour from a harmless and almost dry stream. It was just after 1 o'clock when the crash came. Section men had watched this long pile bridge until 12 o'clock. At that time, though there had been reports of heavy rain in the foothills to the west, no water of any consequence had appeared. But when the headlight on Engineer George Mathews' engine gave a view of that same bridge an hour later, he saw a mass of driftwood piled higher than his cab along the upper side of the bridge and the roar of the water could be heard above the noise of the engine and train. “It looked bad,” said Mr. Mathews in describing his experiences, “and I saw the bridge was out of line, but we were in for it and there was nothing to do but go ahead. When our pilot was half way over I saw the track ahead begin to swing down to the east and I threw her wide open and waited. We jumped the rails before we reached the south end and the baggage car, mail car, and smoker followed after us. The chair car dropped bodily into the river. The Pullman hung by her hind trucks to the north end of the bridge, with her front end under water. The chair car must have been cushioned by all that driftwood, for when my fireman and I called to each other after we turned over and we found we were all right and then crawled out of the rear window of the cab, we saw that chair car right side up with care, settled as smoothly as if a big power crane had set the body down onto the trucks at the factory, and there she stood as solid as a rock on a low part of the bank, just about half way turned around from the line of the bridge.” The locomotive swung to the right, plowed along the dirt approach for fifty feet, turned over on its side, and broke not a steam pipe to scald Engineer Mathews and Fireman T. J. Johnson. The tender, meanwhile, dragged off by the baggage car behind, swung over to the left, the baggage and mail cars followed it and were more or less telescoped. The smoker was thrown farther to the left and considerably jammed up. The tremendously swift current meanwhile was lodging chair car 814 right side up with care in such a comfortable position without a drop of water on the floor that when the relief train reached the scene the passengers, with one exception were seated quietly, the lights burning and enjoying themselves until the waters should recede sufficiently to allow them to make their escape to high ground. The missing passenger had jumped into the flood and made his way to the shore.

Brown, Edith B.
Edith B. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2000 - Edith B. Brown, 81, passed away Dec. 13, 2000. Survived by her children, Aaron (Judy) Brown of Spring Valley, Calif., and Elsie Parris of Houston, Texas; siblings, Elizabeth Gray, Freda Watson, Herb (Lucille) Beeman, Fred (Ruth) Beeman, Richard (Jean) Beeman, all of Pueblo, Ednah "Marie" Arnold of California and Ray (Pat) Beeman of Washington; grandchildren, Nevin Parris and Eric Parris; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Brown, on Nov. 22, 1980. Edith was born to Charles and Ednah (nee Morse) Beeman on Nov. 23, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo. She was the food service manager at Villa Pueblo for many years and a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. She will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made for a memorial plaque in Edith's memory to be placed at Villa Pueblo, through the funeral home office.

Brown, Edward Fred
Edward Fred Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1987 - Edward Fred Brown, 83, passed away Nov. 9, 1987, at Sharmar Nursing Home. Mr. Brown is survived by his cousin, Robert (Alma) Witman of Garden City, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was born on June 7, 1904, in Hanston, Kan., and resided in Jetmore, Kan., before moving to Pueblo in 1936. Mr. Brown was an employee at CF&I until retirement in 1967. Visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel, with Aram Philibosian officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Brown, Eldon Ray
Eldon Ray Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2003 - Eldon Ray Brown passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at age 84. He was born Dec. 20, 1918, in Beaver County, Okla., to John and Millie Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Auleta Kimbell; and brothers, Doyle, Doss and Wes Brown. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Brown, whom he spent over 60 years happily married to. Other survivors include his mother-in-law, Alma Woolford; his three daughters, Sandra Maxwell, Stacy (Chuck) Milhoan, Shelley (Kurt) Helsel; and his grandchildren, Andrea Eichman, Jeremy Eichman, Molly Helsel, Todd Milhoan, Sarah Milhoan and Jake Hofmann. Eldon was an avid sportsman. While in high school, he played football and baseball for the La Junta Tigers. He was a longtime supporter of La Junta athletics. Eldon enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served his country in the United States Navy, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Maryland. After serving in the Navy, he began work with the Santa Fe railroad. After over 40 years of service to the Santa Fe railroad, he retired as an engineer. Visitation will be held at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church or to the Koshare Indian Kiva.

Brown, Elsie Mae
Elsie Mae Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1997 - Elsie Mae Brown, 86, passed away Dec. 2, 1997. Survived by her children, Merrilee A. (Tom) Rhodes of Pueblo, Charles H. (Kay) Brown Jr. of Lisle, Ill., and Wayne (Beth) Brown of Rose Hill, Miss. - brother, Harley Ely of Atlanta, Ga., Jean Rasor of Hot Springs, Ark. - grandchildren, Stacy Stratman, Greg Rhodes, Holly Cunningham, Darrell Brown, Josh Brown, Steven Brown, Stuart Brown, Timothy Roberson and Kimberly Roberson- great-grandchildren, Sydney Stratman and Megan Roberson. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Brown Sr. on May 28, 1986- and daughter, Liz Roberson on April 2, 1996. Born on Oct. 22, 1911, in Silverton, Colo. Elsie was a Registered Nurse and worked for Parkview Episcopal Hospital until 1941. Member of Grace Community Bible Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Dan Lyons officiating. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Brown, Emma G.
Emma G. Brown – Pueblo Chieftain – December 20, 1907 – The funeral of Mrs. Emma G. Brown was held yesterday afternoon from the late residence. The services which were conducted by Rev. Mr. George were very largely attended. Mrs. Fugard sang a beautiful selection. The following were pallbearers: G. L. Knight, E. D. Masterson, H. W. Austin, J. C. Perkins, C. E. Metz and J. C. Wallick.

Brown, Ernest E.
Ernest E. Brown - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 1, 1995 - Ernest E. Brown, 89, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 29, 1995, in Colorado Springs. He was retired from the Army. At his request, no services will be held. Cremation is planned with inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Davis Mortuary in Pueblo is handling arrangements. Mr. Brown was born Feb. 26, 1906, in Clarkton, Mo. He was married Nov. 10, 1984, in Pueblo to Beatrice Brown, who survives. He also is survived by three sons, Richard, Donald and Robert. He was in the Army for 22 years and attained the rank of sergeant first class. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 5, an ardent Denver Bronco fan and a reader of Louis L'Amour novels.

Brown, Ethel Margaret
Ethel Margaret Brown - La Veta Signature - January 31, 1991 - Funeral services were held Monday in La Veta for Ethel Margaret Brown, 82, of La Veta, who died Wednesday, January 23, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Mrs. Brown was born January 9, 1909 in Knoxville, Iowa to J. F. and Mary Hedrick McMillen. She was raised in Iowa and Kansas, coming to La Veta as a young girl. She married Owen Brown in 1926. Mrs. Brown is survived by a son Carl (Shirley) Brown, Oregon, two daughters, Barbara (Ron) Bridges of Arizona, Jean (Bill) Duzenack, La Veta, a brother, Carl McMillen, California, a sister, Mae Morgan, Pueblo, ten grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Interment was at the La Veta Cemetery. Friends may wish to make conations to the La Veta Q.R.T.'s in Mrs. Brown's memory.

Brown, Eva
Eva Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 1987 - Eva Brown, 67, of Colorado Springs, passed away May 30, 1987. She is survived by her husband, Wilbert Brown; son, William Brown; daughters, Virginia Bongers and Eva Marie Brown; grandchildren, Robin, Faith, and Jarrett Brown, Tamara and Kerrie Bongers. Survived also by sisters, Mary Spinizzi, Margaret Bower, Josie Cassio, and brothers, Joe, Henry, and Carl Dionese. Services, Our Lady of the Assumption: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday; rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family requests gifts of food be omitted. Memorials may be made in her name to the Hospice Care Residence through the funeral home office.

Brown, Everett E.
Everett E. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2005 - Everett E. Brown passed away Jan. 18, 2005 in Pueblo. Everett was born on Oct. 2, 1916, in Las Animas, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1945. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Everett retired from CF&I in 1979, after 39 years of service. He was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, Al Kaly Shrine and B.P.O. Elks No. 90 in Pueblo. Mr. Brown is preceded in death by his wife, Stella Ginny Brown, in 1996. He is survived by his children, Ken (Lois) Brown of Pueblo West, Douglas (Charlene) Brown of Arizona, Dee Brown of Connecticut, Barbara (James, deceased) Zgaynor of Grand Junction, Vera (Dean) Milyard of Montana, Doris (Gregory) Smith of Pueblo, Margie (Steven) O'Toole of Ohio; a sister, Ruth Durkin of New Mexico; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and his beloved companion, his dog Princess. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services. The Brown family would like to thank his caregivers, Charly, Debbie and Wes; as well as the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their love and compassionate care of Everett. Those wishing to do so are asked to make donations in memory of Mr. Brown, to the Pueblo Animal Shelter, or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Brown, Everett Neal
Everett Neal Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2003 - Everett Neal Brown, 1938-2003. Beloved husband and best friend of Jeanette (Tootsie) Brown, of which they were married 42 years, father of Gaylene (Terry) Taylor, Curtis (Dana) Brown and Doug (Sharon) Brown, grandfather of Brady Rowe, Tori and Lanae Taylor, Shaun and Kaila Brown and Kyle Brown. Survived also by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, especially Jerry and Susie Powell, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. Everett was a 33 year member of Local #20, Pueblo. He also worked at CF&I Steel Corp., Pueblo and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1959. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his mother Edith, two brothers Gene and Glen and mother-in-law, Elsie. Memorial Service Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 at 10:30 a.m., Chaney-Reager Funeral Home, 443 S. 2nd St., Sterling, Colo. Memorials can be submitted to the Everett Brown Memorial, c/o Chaney-Reager Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1046, Sterling, CO 80751.

Brown, Family
Brown Family - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 21, 1877 - La Veta - A requisition for Marcus Gonzales, who murdered the Brown family in the neighborhood last November, has been forwarded by the governor to a Mr. Redding, who has been instrumental in capturing the inhuman monster at or near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The old adage "Murder will out" is again verified, and justice will be meted out to another fiend in human form.

Brown, Florine
Florine Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1997 - Florine Brown, 89, former Pueblo resident, passed away Nov. 8, 1997, in Denver. She was born Sept. 16, 1908, in Lampasas, Texas. She graduated from Lampasas High School and Tillison College, Austin, Texas. She considered herself a very active senior citizen, working in her church, reading, educating other seniors on the values of health care, exercising, eating healthy foods, taking vitamins and proper walking. She also found time to do volunteer work in a children's day-care center. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Alla Fae Austin- granddaughter, Yvonne Wade- and grandson, Jay (Alice) Johnson, all of Denver- former son-in-law, Bernard Palmore, Chicago, Ill.- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, including six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Mamie (Perkins) Doolittle- husband, Fay Brown- granddaughter, Vicki Palmore- two sisters, Laura Hill and Johnnie Mae Williams- two nephews, Elton Hill and Charles Hill- and brother-in-law, "Popa" Ollie Hill. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Brown, Frank H.
Frank H. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1987 - Frank H. Brown, July 16, 1987. At his request, there will be no services. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Brown, Frederick D.
Frederick "Fred" D. Brown – Albuquerque Journal - June 20, 2006 - Frederick "Fred" D. Brown, 84, a resident of Cedar Crest for 43 years, died Saturday, June 17, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Myrtle Brown; children, Connie B. Sciacca and husband Carl of Trinidad, CO, Frederick Arthur Brown II and wife, Ina of Harper, TX; grandchildren, Wade Aubuchon and fiancée Melinda Broderick of Albuquerque, Daryl Aubuchon and wife, Louise of Trinidad, CO; four great-grandchildren, Kara, Colton, Grant, and Meg; and many friends. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Arthur and Frances I. Brown; stepmother, Ada Brown; and sister, Joan Brown. He was born in Manchester, England on December 12, 1921. Fred moved with his father to Vancouver B.C. when he was three years old, and they later moved to Jemez where his father worked in the gold mines when Fred was in grade school. Later they moved to Los Lunas until he graduated from Los Lunas High School. Fred proudly served in the U.S. Army during WW II, as a staff sergeant. After getting out of the service he married Myrtle Kimsey in Belen, on February 10, 1946. They moved to Albuquerque where he worked for Pete's Safety Lane before going to work at Sandia National Labs, from which he retired after 35 years. Fred and Myrtle were charter members of the Mountainside Methodist Church in Cedar Crest. He also was instrumental in starting the Sandia Mountain Wildlife Association. Fred also volunteered for the Boy Scouts, the 4-H, the Sandia Park Volunteer Fire Department and the Forest Service. He also was a coach for the Little League in Albuquerque and helped to build the Strandale Park. His hobbies included photography, bird watching, and woodworking. Fred was a devoted husband, loving father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. As per his request, no services are being held. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Suite 300, Albq., NM 87111. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500.

Brown, George
George Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1914 - George Brown, age 24, died in Salida Sunday. The remains arrived in Pueblo yesterday. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. from the Greek Orthodox church. Interment was made in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co.

Brown, George F.
George F. Brown - Westland News - March 29, 1917 - J. A. Brown has received the sad message that his brother Geo. F. Brown of Huntington is dead. Mr. Brown has visited here, and many friends sympathize with the sorrowing ones. Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: George F. Brown is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. George F. Brown: American, age 35, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” Kiowa County Press – May 11, 1917 – Wrecked Mine Gives Up Victims – Hastings. – Six more bodies were brought from the Hastings mine of the Victor-American Fuel Company here May 4th. One hundred and twenty men lost their lives in an explosion in the mine Friday, April 27th. The bodies recovered bring the total so far brought from the mine to 67. The bodies brought out Friday have all been identified save one. Among the bodies recovered was that of George F. Brown, a coal miner, who was found on his knees with his coat over his head, indicating that he may have lived for some little time after the explosion and had thrown his coat over his face to keep out the deadly fumes of the afterdamp. The rescue crews have reported several instances of this kind. A Slavish coal miner was found sitting erect with his back against the side of the working place in the most peaceful attitude possible, as if he had quietly sat down and waited for death or had been sitting down when he was overtaken by death. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Brown, George H.
George H. Brown – Fort Collins Courier – October 27, 1920 – Attempted Bank Robbery Tuesday at Elbert Ends With 2 Men Dead – Colorado Springs Police Kill Two and Wound a Third in Battle Following Attempt – By Associated Press – Colorado Springs, Oct. 26. – Two men are dead and a third in the hospital with wounds as a result of a battle today with the Colorado Springs police who were sent to the Black forest as a part of a posse searching for the auto bandits who attempted early today to rob the First National bank at Elbert. The dead are: Charles Fietz, Pueblo, and George H. Brown, Pueblo; the injured, Frank Green, Colorado Springs. The three men were met on a road by Jess Schlissler and Robert Race of the Colorado Springs police force. The auto was hailed by the officers and the occupants of the car opened fire. The officers replied. Neither of the police were wounded. The police believe the men were the band who were the armed guard at Elbert this morning when the attempt to enter the bank was made. They believe some of Greens wounds were received in this morning's encounter. By Associated Press – Colorado Springs, Oct. 26. – Posses searching for three bank robbers frustrated in an attempt to blow the safe of the bank of Elbert, 35 miles northeast of here, at 1 o'clock this morning, today found a bloody shirt and overcoat in a field southeast of Monument about ten miles from the attempted robbery, which was taken by the officers to indicate that at least one of the outlaws had been wounded. The signs stirred the officers to renewed efforts, as it was felt that they were hot on the trail of the men. It is supposed that the men are on foot as their car was disabled by a bullet in a running battle that followed the discovery by officers on guard at the bank. A similar attempt to rob the bank was made last week and another attempt to rob the vault had been anticipated by the sheriff who kept the bank under guard. Elizabeth, Colo., Oct. 26. – An attempt to rob the Elbert county bank at Elbert, near here, shortly after one o'clock this morning was prevented by armed guards who drove off a party of automobile bandits after a battle. Officials believe some of the bandits were wounded. The bandits abandoned their car north of Elbert, where it was found. Reports from Colorado Springs state a posse was being organized there. Elizabeth is thirty-five miles from Colorado Springs.

Brown, Henry
Henry Brown – Weekly Ignacio Chieftain – May 4, 1911 – After firing a bullet into his wife's breast Henry Brown, a Missouri Pacific fireman, committed suicide in the Mineral Palace Park in Pueblo.

Brown, Homer B.
Dr. Homer B. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - Dr. Homer B. Brown, dedicated long time Colorado Springs Veterinarian died May 21, 2001. An adored husband, father, friend and "Pappy", he was the only child of Dr. Roy E. Brown and Beulah Chamberlin Brown. Born September 1, 1916, in Colorado Springs, he attended Ivywild and Cheyenne Mountain schools; graduating from CSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1940. They had 60 wonderful years together before her death on April 2, 2001. Together they traveled to nearly every state and foreign country. Dr. Brown served as an officer in the US Army Veterinary Corps in World War II, the China-India-Burma Theatre. Practicing small animal medicine for over 50 years; he was a past director of AAHA, regional director for Colorado Veterinary Medicine Association, board member, director, and chairman of the former Intermountain Veterinary Medical Association, and named Colorado Veterinarian of the year in 1972. He was a member of the Masons for 62 years attaining the 33rd degree. Dr. Brown was a Past Master of Tejon Lodge #104 AF AM; Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of Nevada, Treasurer of Past Masters; member of the Scottish Rite, Rocky Mountain Consistory, Al Kaly Temple Marshal, Rose Croix team, and past president of the Potentate's Motor Escort. A member of First Presbyterian Church all his life, he served as an elder and usher on the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and as Chairman of the Stewardship Committee. Other Community activities included the American Legion, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, JC's, past president and on Board of Directors of Lions International, Community Chest Board member, and on the Board of Cheyenne Canon Sanitation District. Dr. Brown was a past president and Regional Treasurer for the Pike's Peak Chapter of the VMCCA; served as an election judge; and faithfully delivered Meals on Wheels for Silver Key after his retirement. He also served as president of Fountain Colony Investments and was a member of Winter Night Club. He is survived by three children, Carolyn Sue Jenkins (David Jenkins), Carlton Roy Brown (Belinda Brown), Byron Brinson Brown (Rita Brown, and caregiver Marti Miller; 12 grandchildren: Christopher Jenkins (Sharon), Shane Brown (Stacey), Marc A. Jenkins, Chad Jenkins, Ilena Nagel (Jay), Mitchell Brown, Brandon Brown, Dustin Brown, Chelsie Brown, Carlton Brown, Ben Mendoza, and Revae Mendoza; 4 great grandchildren: Quincy and Levi Brown and Nicholas and Nolan Jenkins. One grandchild preceded in death, Matthew Jenkins. Three cousins, Reverend Roy B. Brown, Richard Belt and Roberta Petersen also survive. Memorial service will be at 2:00p.m., Thursday, May 24th at First Presbyterian Church, 219 East Bijou. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Shriners Children's Hospitals, c/o Al Kaly Shrine, PO Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002, or Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak, Ste. 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Swan Law Funeral Directors, Inc., 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 is handling arrangements.

Brown, Homer W.
Homer W. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2005 - Homer W. Brown, 82, passed away Jan. 29, 2005, in Pueblo. Services in Alamosa.

Brown, Irene E.
Irene E. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1998 - Irene E. Brown, 79, of Pueblo West, formerly of Sterling, passed away June 22, 1998, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Irene is survived by her children, Cordell (Carol), Pueblo, Bill (Lequitta) Brown, Rosewell, N.M., Jody Gaines, Pueblo West, and Neal (Patti) Brown, Big Fork, Mont.- nine grandchildren- and 11 great-grandchildren. , 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church of Sterling. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 endowment fund, 426 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Brown, Irene T.
Irene T. "Renee" Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2006 - Irene T. "Renee" Brown, 86, passed away March 17, 2006. Irene was born in Trinidad. Preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Thelma Albo; brothers, Joseph, Philbert and Ronald Albo; and sister, Marie Hollingsworth. Survived by her husband, Robert, of the family home; sister, Ginger Loucks of Sheridan, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Irene loved everyone and everything about life. As per her request, no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in Irene's memory may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House in care of Montgomery & Steward.

Brown, J. A. (Wife of)
Mrs. J. A. Brown – Durango Democrat – June 24, 1903 – Dies of Blood Poisoning – Wife of Lincoln's Adviser Passes Away at Trinidad – Denver, June 23 – A special to the Republican from Trinidad, Colo., says that Mrs. J. A. Brown, aged 67, died there today of blood poisoning, the result of a slight cut on the hand. Amputation was resorted to but not in time to save her life. Mrs. Brown resided in Washington during the civil war, her husband being a close friend and adviser of President Lincoln.

Brown, Jack E.
Jack E. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2003 - Jack E. Brown, 83, passed away May 15, 2003. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Aloma T. Brown, of the family home; children, Jack E. (Gwen) Brown of La Veta, Colo., and Pamela Lee (Michael) Cooper of Anaheim, Calif.; brother, Robert (Angela) Brown of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Deborah Ferrari, Sandrah Shipp. Tairah Hammond, Jack Edward Brown II, and Andrea Rueter; and 10 great-grandchildren. Jack was born Aug. 22, 1919, in Hillsboro, Ill. He was career military, retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1958, having served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Member of Fleet Reserve and TREA. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with his son, The Rev. Jack E. Brown, officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team will conclude the service. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Brown, John
John Brown - Boulder County News - December 1, 1876 - An Awful Murder - Scene at the Place of the Tragedy - Huerfano county has been the scene of a most brutal tragedy, which occurred last Wednesday evening, three miles from La Veta, in which John Brown, a ranchman, and his wife were murdered in cold blood, and a married daughter, Mrs. Rice, received injuries which will probably result fatally. An unknown Mexican was the perpetrator of the deed, and very little light has yet been thrown upon the affair. A son of Mr. Brown makes a statement to the effect that he, in company with Mr. W. H. Gribble, was out hunting cattle, when on returning home they were warned of danger by the cries of his sister, Mrs. Rice. Mr. Gribble, who was in advance, rushed toward the house, and, when within thirty paces of it, discovered Mrs. Rice lying in the acequia. As Mr. Gribble rushed forward and raised the woman up, a Mexican near by jumped from his horse, saying in broken English, “Damn you, leave here,” and fired two shots from his revolver, which fortunately took no effect. Proceeding toward Mrs. Rice, he administered two blows of his revolver on her head and, and some kicks on her body. Her brother appearing upon the scene, and calling to Mr. Gribble, to run to the house for the gun, caused the Mexican to mount his horse and ride off. After removing his sister to the house, she, in her few moments of consciousness, testified to the following account of the terrible tragedy: She said that this Mexican, speaking broken English, requested to stay over night, and asked her father to go up and give his horse some hay. He immediately went with him to the corral, where he killed him, and returning, attacked her mother with the butt of his revolver, striking her to the floor, and hit her one blow on the head, after which she made her escape, followed by him, when through faintness she fell shrieking in the ditch, out of the Mr. Gribble was endeavoring to raise her, when the Mexican again struck her with his revolver, and she was insensible. A correspondent of the Pueblo Chieftain, who visited the scene, reports it as most revolting. “On arriving at the log house of the victims,” says he, “a scene of ghastly horror presented itself, which beggars all description. On the floor lay the murdered remains of the aged woman, wife and mother, her gray hair matted and clotted with blood and gore, covering her face. Appearances indicated that she had been beaten to death by the butt end of a revolver, the several incisions in her head proving that fact. It was evident that the old lady was preparing supper when she was so brutally and savagely attacked, and her struggles were apparent from the blood marks on the wall, and her fall toward the adobe fire place, into which she, in her death struggle, fell with her hand, which is burned almost to a charred crisp. “The next object with attracted attention was the daughter, Mrs. Venie Rice, who how lies in a very precarious condition. Dr. Washington, who had been summoned, was bathing her wounds and using every remedy in his power to relieve her sufferings. At 9 o'clock at night the body of Mr. Brown was taken from the corral and was placed alongside that of his wife. A heart-rending scene here took place, as the son gave way at the sight of his poor murdered old father, whose fractured skull had evidence of premeditated murder. The old gentleman is over sixty years of age, while his wife is about fifty-five. Their daughter, Mrs. Rice, whose life is despaired of, is twenty-five years of age, handsome in features and robust in frame. Her husband is unfortunately in the San Juan country with a load of freight, and a baby of three or four months old is now dependent for sustenance on the goodness of her brother's wife.”

Brown, John (Family of)
John Brown Family – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 26, 1877 – Rio Grande Notes – Mr. Nathan rode in the cars from La Veta to Walsenburg with Marcus Gonzales, the man recently arrested in New Mexico on the charge of murdering the Brown family near La Veta last winter. He reports the fellow very nervous and apparently afraid of the people of Huerfano county. He was to be taken from Walsenburg to La Veta for preliminary trial and identification by the woman who escaped from the murderer. Should she identify him it is probable the people will give him a short shrift and a long rope.

Brown, John P.
John P. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2006 - John P. Brown John P. Brown, 50, passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. John was born to John P. and Norleen B. (Cherry) Brown, Sr. on March 25, 1956 in Chicago, Ill. and obtained his Bachelors Degree at Illinois State University. John retired early from his career in sales. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, working with children, spending time with friends and all types of sports. On August 10, 1985 he married the love of his life, Claire Thomas, in Denver, Colo. and out of this union came two wonderful sons, Grant and Clark. John is survived by his wife and sons, mother, brothers Daniel and David (Laura) Brown, grandmother Violet Ellis, uncle Robert (Elizabeth) Cherry, aunt Nancy (Norman) Callender, two great-aunts Josephine and Irene Garamoni and many cousins, nieces and nephews. John's father, grandparents Edward and Rose Cherry, and grandfather John Brown preceded him in death. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's name may be made to a children's charity of the givers choice.

Brown, Johnie
Johnie J. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2001 - Johnie J. Brown of Pueblo passed away April 12, 2001. Born Sept. 27, 1912, in Elkville, Ill. Son of Jesse Francis Tuthill and John Henry Brown. Johnie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Edith Mae Landrum. He is survived by his daughters, Daisy (Bob) Arnold, Pansy Cisneros, Phyllis (Rueben) Toribio, Joyce (Ken) Jones, Kay Van Hoy, Lorine (Bob) Ferguson and Betty Huckaby; and son, Johnie Ray Brown; two sisters; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Mr. Brown spent his younger years in Arkansas, and moved to Colorado in the 1930s. Although a farmer at heart, he also spent years working in the mining industry and CF&I Steel Mill until his retirement. Johnie and his wife, Edith, were foster parents for Pueblo County for many years. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday from noon until 4 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the Autumn Park Unit at University Park Care Center in memory of Mr. Brown.

Brown, June
June Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1998 - June Brown of Pueblo died Sept. 23, 1998, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. She was born June 11, 1914, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to George L. Proctor and Alice May McElroy Proctor. Survived by daughter, Loretta Arian" Vaughn, Pueblo. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Brown, Kittie
Miss Kittie Brown - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 29, 1868 – Died - Near Fort Union Crossing, Huerfano County, on the 22d inst., Miss Kittie, daughter of John W. and Hettie Brown, aged 13 years.

Brown, Lawrence L.
Lawrence L. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1987 - Lawrence L. Brown, 39, passed away in Pueblo. He is survived by his parents, George and Gladys, and one sister, Georgia (Fred) Carter of Colorado Springs. Mr. Brown also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was born and raised in Pueblo. Mr. Brown was a member of the LDS Church in Aurora and served his mission in California. He was also a member of the Future Farmers Association. Mr. Brown was graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1965, and attended the University of Southern Colorado for three years. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home, and from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Friday, March 20, 1987, at the Relief Society Room of the Pueblo Stake Center, Surfwood and San Carlos. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday, March 20, 1987, at Pueblo Stake Center, 4th Ward. Entombment, Last Supper Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Brown, Lena A.
Lena A. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1981 - Mrs. Lena A. Brown, Trenton, Mo., formerly of La Veta, Dec.17,1981. Mother of Mrs. Clodean Dowell, Trenton. Sister of Clark Falk, Walsenburg, Mrs. Elsie Wagner, Mrs. Lilly Smith, both of La Veta, and Mrs. Etola Griffith, Salida. Sister-in-law of Mrs. Josephine Falk, La Veta. Survived also by 8 grandchildren, 15, great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews. Service 3 p.m. Sunday, La Veta Baptist Church, will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Anderson. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Brown, Leola M.
Leola M. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2001 - Age 85, born June 12, 1915, passed away Jan. 3, 2001. Survived by loving husband of 64 years, Don Brown; daughter, Donna (Conrad) Kern; grandchildren, Wendi Kern of Castle Rock, Colo., C. Thayer (Kathy) Kern of Vero Beach, Fla., and Debbi (Tim) Griswold of Parker, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Zach and Kaley Griswold and Jacob Kern. Leola was a member of the Eastern Star, BPOE No. 90 Ladies Bowling League, City Park Ladies 9 Gold Club, and bowled with a seniors group. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and joy of life. She was also an accomplished pianist and organist and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She and her husband owned Don's Sporting Goods Store. At her request, cremation, Imperial Crematory. An open house and celebration of her life will be held at her home Jan. 27, 2001, 2 to 4 p.m.

Brown, LeRoy E.
LeRoy E. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2000 - LeRoy E. Brown, of Hoehne, Colo., 71, passed away Nov. 25, 2000. Survived by loving wife of 49 years, Louise Brown; daughter, Ellen (Joe) Tortorelli of Hoehne, Colo.; grandchildren, Jeremy, Michelle, and Lisa Fabrizio of Hoehne, Colo. Predeceased by his father Cecil Brown. Viewing, noon to 5 pm Tuesday and 8 am to 5 pm Wednesday. Funeral service, 1 pm, Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, followed by cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Brown, Louella M.
Louella M. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2004 - Louella M. Brown, 90, passed away Jan. 15, 2004, at University Park Care Center, Pueblo, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Louella was born April 6, 1913, in Springdale, Pa., to the Rev. Howard Ellsworth Lloyd and Blanche Ione Baker Lloyd. A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, she worked many years as a professional secretary in Pittsburgh, moving to Colorado Springs in 1973. She retired in 1984 and moved to Pueblo in 1985. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Clifford V. Brown; sister, Jeannette Lloyd North; and brother, H. Rollin Lloyd. She is survived by her son, Roger (Christine) Brown of Pueblo West; grandsons, Matthew and Michael Brown of Pueblo; and her niece, JoAnn (Carl) Miller of Pittsburgh, Pa. Her family extends their deepest thanks and appreciation to the staffs of Life Care Center and University Park Care Center, for their dedicated and compassionate care of Louella for the past seven years. At her request cremation has taken place. The family requests no food donations please. A memorial praise celebration, 7 p.m. Tuesday, at New Day Church, 121 W. Adams, with Pastor Aaron Tomlinson officiating. The family may be contacted through the funeral home.

Brown, Louise A.
Louise A. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2003 - Louise A. Brown, 88, born March 10, 1914, passed away Feb. 3, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Brown Sr.; brother, John Presol; and sister, Mary Strumble. Survived by her son, Vernon (Karen) Brown; and grandson, Tyler Brown. Louise enjoyed working in her flower garden, crocheting, loved to fish and enjoyed gambling at Cripple Creek. She was a member of St. Patrick Church. At her request, cremation with no services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Dream Weavers through the funeral home office. Thank you to the assisted living staff at Alterra Wynwood of Pueblo and the staff of Pueblo Extended Care facilities for all their help and caring. A special thank you to Dr. Christian Hulett for his care and personal friendship.

Brown, Margaret
Margaret Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2001 - Age 88, longtime Chivington, Colo., resident, passed away March 17, 2001, at Weisbrod Nursing Home in Eads. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Brown Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2001, United Methodist Church, Eads, Revs. Donald, Waylen and Lee Brown officiating. Interment, Eads Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Weisbrod Nursing Home Auxiliary, Kiowa Home Health or Ministry Among Native Americans.

Brown, Margaret M.
Margaret M. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Margaret M. Brown, 87, passed away April 18, 2000. Predeceased by husband, Melvin. Survived by daughter, Betty (Howard) Bergin; son, Earl (Shelley) Brown; grandchildren, Gene (Loretta) Bergin, Jeff Bergin, John (Linda) Bergin and Leslie (Tom) Biondolillo; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Brown, Martha A.
Martha A. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1997 - Martha A. Brown, of Swink, passed away Sept. 11, 1997, at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. She married Gene Brown on April 17, 1943, in Douglas, Ariz. Survived by sons, Jim (Linda) Brown, Longmont, and Tom (Carol) Brown, Oregon, Wis.- four grandchildren- and her husband, Gene Brown, Swink. Visitation, 4-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. Sunday. , 10 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Brown, Mary Ellen Francis
Mary Ellen Francis Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2004 - Mary Ellen Francis Brown, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 19, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 2, 1923, in Brookfield, Mo.; she was the daughter of the late Claud V. and Marie E. Lillian Francis. Her father owned and operated the Francis Ice Cream Company in Bessemer. She was a 1941 graduate of Central High School in Pueblo and a 1945 graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Mary Ellen retired from School District 60 as a Consumer Sciences teacher in 1982 after 18 years. Member of PEO, Chapter BT. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Wesley R. Brown; sons, Leslie F. Brown of Kalispell, Mont., and Gerald D. Brown of Imperial, Penn.; daughter, Beverly G. Catalano of Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandsons; and her older sister, Doris F. Brownlee of Salisbury, N.C. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her brothers, Claud V. Jr., Elmer Wesley, Chester Linn and Charles Lee; and sisters, Lillian L. Anderson and Martha Jane Francis. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2004, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with the Rev. Robert Mace officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Brown, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2000 - Mary Jane Brown, 93, passed away Feb. 16, 2000, at University Care Center. Survived by niece, Maggie Mosely of Pueblo and other relatives and friends in Florida. Services and burial in Arcadia, Fla., under the direction of Hickson Funeral Home. Pueblo Chieftain February 18, 2000 Mary Jane Brown. Survived also by brother-in-law, Sam Mosley; nephews, Oscar (Maggie) Mosley, James, King, Charles, Harold, Jack and Robert; and nieces, Pauline Brook and Ruth Small. Service and burial in Arcadia, Fla.

Brown, Mary Leona
Mary Leona (Schmitt) Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2002 - Mary Leona (Schmitt) Brown went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2002. Beloved wife of William J. Brown Sr., of the family home. Mary was born April 1, 1920, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Devoted mother of William (Charlotte) Brown Jr., Carl (Sandra) Brown, Glen (Teresa) Brown, Arlene (David) Swope, Sharon (Peter) Judiscak, all of Pueblo; sister of William (Phyliss) Schmitt of Pueblo. Preceded by parents, Edward and Isabel Schmitt; brothers, Eddie Schmitt and Elmer Schmitt. Also survived by nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Mary was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. Visitation will be Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m., TG McCarthy Rose Chapel with the Rev. Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Brown, Mary M.
Mary M. "Mollie" Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1999 - Mary M. "Mollie" Brown, age 72, passed away March 24, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Wayne S. Brown- and son, Richard Lance Brace. Survived by her sons, Dr. Terry (Mary) Brace, Needles, Calif., and Scott Brace, Pueblo. Grandmother of Toby and Brittany Brace, Needles, Calif., and April and Tyler Brace, Pueblo. Also survived by her sisters, Patsy (Lyle) Beattie, Tucson, Ariz., and Zay Gendiel, Denver- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Mrs. Brown was office manager for Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District for 26 years retiring in 1990. She was a member of Quota Club, Beta Sigma Phi Order of the Rose, Laurel Court No. 16Order of Amaranth. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Brown, Melba Linn
Melba Linn Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1998 - Melba Linn Brown, 89, formerly of La Junta, died Aug. 25 in Colorado Springs. , 10 a.m. Saturday at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Revs. Claire and Gary Zilm of the United Methodist Church of La Junta officiating. Inurnment, Fairview Cemetery.

Brown, Mildred Elizabeth
Mildred Elizabeth Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2003 - Mildred Elizabeth Brown, age 86, passed into eternal life on Saturday, July 19, 2003. A native of Pueblo, Mickey, as she was called all of her life, was born on Feb. 4, 1917, just seven blocks from her last south side residence. A graduate of Central, Mickey worked for Mountain Bell for 36 years and was an active member of the Southern Colorado Club of Telephone Pioneers. She married Vaill B. Brown in Denver during a high school basketball state championship. She is preceded in death by Vaill, her husband of 59 years; her two brothers, Al and Gus Jenni; and her sister, Edna Bishop, all of Denver. Mickey is succeeded by her son- and daughter-in-law, Darrel and Gwen Brown of Pueblo West; her sisters-in-law, Pauli Jenni and Irma Wadehul; five nephews, Larry, Alan and Terry Jenni of Denver, Ed Wadehul of Pueblo and Don Jenni of Missoula, Mont.; two grandnieces, a grandnephew and one great-grandnephew. In 2001, Mickey joined Westminster Presbyterian Church of Pueblo, 10 University Circle, where her memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24th, 2003. Mickey loved life to the fullest and she will be greatly missed by her family, neighbors and a wide circle of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mickey's name to the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County, 2601 Sprague, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Brown, Mildred Pauline
Mildred Pauline "Millie" Brown - Delta County Independent - December 30, 2003 - Mildred Pauline "Millie" Brown of Cedaredge died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Horizon Care Center in Eckert. She was 87. Mrs. Brown was born on June 11, 1916, in Beckham County, Okla., to Fred and Cora (French) Brandt. She moved to Trinidad when she was six weeks old. She spent her childhood and attended school in the Swink, Rocky Ford and LaJunta areas. She married Olan Dean Newby in 1934. He preceded her in death. In 1958 she married Wiley Shelton and moved to Cedaredge. He died in 1981. She married George Brown on June 8, 1982, in Delta. He died on July 3, 1993. Mrs. Brown was a homemaker. She was a member of Delta Christian Church, Elberta Rebekah Lodge, VFW Auxiliary, and Cedaredge Craft Club. She enjoyed crafts, flowers, travel, her family and working with children. She was a Girl Scout leader before moving to Cedaredge. She is survived by a stepdaughter and her husband, Bettie Shelton and Russel Brady of Cedaredge; a stepson and his wife, David and Arla Shelton of Cedaredge; a sister, Fern Maier of Rocky Ford; six step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence Brandt, Jess Brandt, Gilbert Brandt and Freddy Brandt; and a sister, Doris Schofield. A funeral service was held on Dec. 23, at Mesa View Mortuary Chapel in Delta, with Pastor Howard Cowan officiating. Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 10 a.m. at Rocky Ford Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Horizon Care Center, 1141 Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418. Mesa View Mortuary-Cemetery is handling the arrangements.

Brown, Neal
Cpl. Neal Brown - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1945: Cpl. Neal Brown, a La Veta resident until two years ago, was killed in action in Belgium, leaving his wife and son Dickie, three years old. He used to run the filling station at the corner of Oak and Ryus.

Brown, Nellie Florence
Nellie Florence Brown – Huerfano World - January 23, 1992 – This Week in La Veta History - 1929: Died, Nellie Florence Brown, 52, nee Drum, who was born in La Veta in 1876. She leaves her husband Emery; mother Sarah Drum, two daughters and five sons. [Editor's Note: Nellie Florence Brown died January 21, 1929. Obituary is listed in World Independent, Janauary 22, 1929, Page 1.]

Brown, Olen Glen
Olen Glen Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2000 - Olen Glen Brown, 66, of Rocky Ford, died Dec. 19, 2000. Survived by wife, Barbara Brown, Rocky Ford; son, Young (Denise) Brown, Pueblo; daughter, Arlene (Ken) Schweizer, Rocky Ford; brother, Everette (Jennette) Brown, Pueblo. Mr. Brown was a member of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union Local 20 for 40 years. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford at 10 a.m. with Rev. Rusty Butler officiating.

Brown, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Brown – Pueblo Chieftain – September 28, 2006 - Patricia Ann Brown, 74, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, "Gram-Gram," departed this life peacefully at her Pueblo West home, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, with her family gathered around her bed to witness her transition. She was born May 16, 1932, in Elyria, Ohio. She received her master's degree in education from the University of Toledo in 1973. After she retired from teaching, she moved to Pueblo, where she became a Farmers Insurance agent and maintained a very successful business until retiring in 1999. She loved the outdoors, and was an avid figure skater, tennis player and she loved to ski. Until her illness, she was a member of Pueblo's Dawn Patrol. Her favorite hobbies were cooking and her flower garden, and the beautiful flowers it would yield every year. Predeceased by her parents, Guy and Clara Lorig Braumiller; and husband, G. Mark Brown. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Stephen P. (Lupe) Brown, Curtis M. (Vianne) Brown and Margaret A. LeMasters; two sisters, Hazel Bissell and Lucille (Phillip) Kaineau; grandchildren, Davine L. Brown (Anthony) Martinez, Donavan A. Brown, Ben P. Brown, Sharon (Shawn) Godbey; and her most precious possessions, her two great-grandchildren, "My precious darlings," Reilly Nicole Martinez and Max Anthony Martinez. The family would like to thank Father Anthony Wojcinski, the St. Mary-Corwin Cancer Center, Parkview Medical Center and the Home Instead Home Health Care Organization for all of their kind support. At her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Leander Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted in Pat's name by the YWCA Women's Shelter, 801 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81003, or the American Cancer Society.

Brown, Pauline J.
Pauline J. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2000 - Pauline J. Brown, 78, of Denver, passed away Sept. 1, 2000. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Yolanda "Yoyo" Andrews, May 11, 2000; and daughter, Sandra Kay Andrews, July 17, 2000. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pipkin Mortuary, 2531 Ogden St., Denver. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery.

Brown, Raymond
Raymond Brown - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Cañon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Riot - 1929 - October 3, 1929 - The deadly riot of October 3, 1929, at the Colorado State Penitentiary was preceded earlier that summer by a series of riots in two New York prisons and the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. These riots prompted rumors that an organized effort to disrupt the nation's prison system was underway. The riots left 8 staff dead. Details of the tragedy indicated that it was the "bloodiest chapter in the history of the Colorado State Prison." Not only were lives lost, but also large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire. It is estimated that over 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the melee. Perhaps these words written in the Warden's Report to the Colorado Board of Corrections in 1930 say it best: "I wish at this time to commend them for their bravery, loyalty and the supreme sacrifice they made. Their memories will always be held in the deepest reverence and respect by the officials and remaining co-workers." The following men lost their lives in the line of duty: Raymond Brown - One of the first officers killed was Raymond Brown, shot from tower #8 by an inmate. Brown was a native of Tennessee and had lived in Canon City for 7 years. He was survived by a wife and stepson.

Brown, Robert
Robert Brown - Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 - Death of Robert Brown - Died, at this home on East Fifth Street, Thursday morning, August 18, 1910, Robert Brown, age 29 years and 26 days. The deceased was well known in Walsenburg having been born and raised in this community. Mr. Brown had not been feeling well for some time but his decease was nevertheless unexpected. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their affliction. Funeral services will be held at the residence of the family on East Fifth Street at 2:30 p.m. The body will lie in state at the residence from 9 to 2:30 when friends will have an opportunity to view the remains.

Brown, Robert
Robert Brown – Eagle County Blade – April 18, 1907 – Two miners, Barney McSwee and Robert Brown, were instantly killed in a Trinidad mine by the fall of a large rock. Note: Robert Brown is listed as dead in the Majestic Mine, April 11, 1907. Robert Brown: English, age 20, married. He was a miner; cause of death was a fall of rock. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities."

Brown, Robert B.
Robert B. “Brownie” Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2005 - Robert B. “Brownie” Brown, 88, passed away Dec. 24, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Delores Mae Brown, and daughter, Josie Hale. He is survived by his children, David Lee Brown (Sylvia Sanchez), Stella (Tom) Bustamante, Lovelle Brewer, Robert Lobato, Catherine (Gilbert) Garcia; numerous grandchildren and other relatives. Brownie will be sadly missed by the breakfast group “David M., Cykie, and son, Dave.” A special thank you to Belmont Senior Care, Parkview Hospital No. 3 North, Sharmar Village and Hospice for their wonderful compassion and care. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. At Brownie's request, no services, cremation.

Brown, Robert Glenn
Robert Glenn Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2002 - Robert Glenn Brown, 46, died June 14, 2002, in Custer County. Survived by ex-wife, Darlene Stoneking; parents, Oliver and Mae Brown, West Virginia; children, Jessie, Jacob and Joshua Brown, Penna; brothers, Fred and David, West Virginia, and Mark, New Hampshire; stepchildren, Trudy (Arnie) Thomason, Tamra and Scott Stoneking; three grandchildren, Kane, Nikya and Rebecca Thomason. Interment in West Virginia. Memorial fellowship from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002, at 461 Brentwood, Pueblo.

Brown, Roberta Ann
Roberta Ann Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Roberta Ann Brown, 41, passed away Feb. 18, 2006. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Ann Cates; daughter, Jennifer Desiree Brown; and her brother, LeRoy Kennedy. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Brown; children, Carla Louise (Luke) Brown, Reeanna Mabel Brown, Timothy Jess Brown, Katricia Desiree Brown, LeRoy Jeffrey Brown and Jonah Paul Brown; grandson, Thomas Bowen Sparks; father, Allan Kennedy; and brothers, Steven Allan Kennedy and Earnest Theodore Kennedy; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Roberta Ann loved helping people and volunteered her time at Parkview Hospital. Cremation with a memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Brown, Ross Allen
Ross Allen Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - Ross Allen Brown, 41, Pueblo, died Dec. 9, 1999. Predeceased by father, Dale E. Brown. Survived by mother, Marjorie Hughes; stepfather, Bill Hughes; sister, Joy Holt; nephew, Eric Frost; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. No flowers. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at the home of Ruth Reno, 3680 Verde Road.

Brown, Roy
Roy Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - August 9, 1980 - Roy Brown, 3308 Morris, passed away at his residence Aug. 8, 1980. Complete notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1980 - Roy Brown, 3308 Morris, passed away at his residence Aug. 8, 1908. Husband of Mrs. Kate Brown of the family home; father-in-law of Mrs. Nancy and Wayne Murray, Denver, and Mrs. Catherine and Ted Jensen, Pueblo; grandfather of Ted, Alan, and Chris Jensen and Bradley Murray; brother of Mrs. Ruth White, Harold Brown and Billy Brown, all of Dalhart, Texas, and uncle of several including Derren Brown, Tyler, Texas. Member of First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, and B.P.O. Elks No. 90. He was born in Dalhart, Texas, on Feb. 26, 1908, and was associated with the Army Surplus Store for 54 years. Service 11:30 a.m. Monday, Rouch Chapel, with Dr. Aubrey Young, interim pastor, officiating, followed by cremation. The casket will not be opened at time of service. Please omit flowers. Memorials are requested for the Pueblo County Cancer Society, 635 W. Corona, Pueblo, 81004, direct of through our office.

Brown, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2002 - Ruth L. Brown, 85, passed away Sept. 7, 2002, in Pueblo, Colorado. Ruth was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to Pueblo in 1955. She volunteered for many local events and stayed active serving within First Presbyterian Church. As the church wedding coordinator, Ruth assisted with many church ceremonies. She was active in the church choir, a voice of the Women's Circle and volunteer of the COOP donation center. Ruth was a 13-year resident of Presbyterian Towers and served as a floor chairman during those years. She cherished spending countless hours with her children and grandchildren. Her talent is present in her crocheting and needle work that she has made for her family, friends and church. She is preceded in death by her parents and loving husband of 38 years, Clyde E. Brown. She is survived by her children; Ed (Barbara) Brown of Pueblo, Mary (Bill) Gorman of Colorado Springs, Betty (Rick) Poe of Raton, N.M., John Brown of Tucson, Ariz., six grandchildren and sisters; Bernice Krewson, Catherine Cibos and Vera Eastburn, all of Philadelphia, Pa. Visitation 2-5 p.m. at Adrian Comer Funeral Home, Monday, Sept. 9, 2002.

Brown, Sam C.
Sam C. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2005 - Sam C. Brown, the sweetest man in town, 88, passed away Nov. 14, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Brown; his parents; two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his children, Sam C. (Jo Marie) Brown of Pueblo, Mary Eva (Edward) Foreman of Pueblo, Robert (Marlene) Palazzo of Pueblo, Darlene Wallace of Colorado Springs; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Leo (Kitty) Palazzo of Brooklyn, N.Y.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and his dancing partner, Natalie. Sam was a member of St. Joseph Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. He enjoyed meeting his friends at Patti's after church on Sundays. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, both at St. Joseph Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made in Sam's memory to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Brown, Samuel T.
Samuel T. Brown – Dillon Blue Valley Times – June 20, 1914 – Samuel T. Brown, sheep man and banker of Trinidad, died at his Denver residence. Mr. Brown was the father-in-law of Julius C. Gunter, a former member of the old court of appeals, who is now one of the attorneys in the suit brought by William Barth against Mrs. Barth Brookman for a dissolution of the Barth trust.

Brown, Sarah P. Davison
Sarah P. Davison Brown - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - August 17, 1990 - Sarah P. Davison Brown, 83, of Colorado Springs died Tuesday at her home. She had been a dairy farmer in Walsenburg and Las Animas. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Griffy-Hoerber Funeral Home, 404 Locust Ave., Las Animas. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Havens officiating. Burial will be at Las Animas Cemetery. Mrs. Brown was born July 24, 1907, near Rouse, to Charles M. and Catherine (Scott) Hill. She lived in Las Animas before moving to Colorado Springs a year ago. Mrs. Brown had been active in 4-H programs and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Las Animas. She was married in 1958 to James Brown, who died in 1966. Mrs. Brown's first husband, Wilber Davison, died in 1948. Mrs. Brown is survived by three sons, Louis Davison of Longmont, James Davison of Wichita, Kan., and Fred Davison of Colorado Springs; four daughters, Sarah Lowe of Salt Lake City, Utah, Stella Havens of Seattle, Fran McCuistion of Cairo, Egypt and Carol Bloomfield of Bountiful, Utah; a brother, Charles Hill of Ivins, Utah; two sisters, Agnes Hardman of Fresno, Calif., and Elizabeth Davis of Yuma, Ariz.; 36 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brown had two other sons, Robert W. Davison, who died in 1983, and Walter L. Davison, who died in 1955. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Las Animas 81054.

Brown, Scarlet F.
Scarlet F. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2004 - Scarlet F. Brown, 60. Private family service was held. [No additional information available.]

Brown, Sean E.
Sean E. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2002 - Age 29, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 19, 2002. He was born on Oct. 24, 1972, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Larry and Margaret Brown, who survive him. He is also survived by his wife, Linda of Pueblo; his children, Justin and Grace; sisters, Marti Brown Bailey and Lisa Brown Allen; brother, Joe L. Brown Jr.; his grandmother, May Swihart; uncles, Sam, David and Otis Swihart and Kendall Brown; two nieces and seven nephews. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service will be held, Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Hwy. 78 West, Pueblo, Colo., 81005, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kelly Williams officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown Children's Fund through the funeral home office.

Brown, Stacy Renee
Stacy Renee Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2003 - Stacy Renee Brown, 23, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 23, 2003, in Denver, Colo. Survived by her mother, Betty, of Pueblo; father, Doug (Jill), of Denver; sister, Kristy, of Pueblo; grandmother, Berneice (Boonie) Leary, of Pueblo; grandfather, Jim (Beth) Brown; grandmother, Sylvia (Bob) Ringer; aunt, Cheryl (Jerry) Harris; and cousin, Daniel, of Grand Junction, Joyce Harris, of Denver and Vickie Harris, of Palisade; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Stacy is also survived by her close friends, Marty Pierson, Drea and Jake Jordstadt. She is a 1998 graduate of South High School and was attending Denver Metro's Criminal Justice program. She was employed at CafŽ Cafe Coffee Shop in Denver. Stacy loved life, was a friend to all and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Her joy in life was making people laugh and she would always give the shirt off her back or the last dime in her pocket to anyone who needed it. Her life ambition was becoming a police officer and she was well on her way to accomplishing her goal. Stacy loved children and all children fell in love with her especially because she always made time to play. A prayer vigil will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at the church. A Memorial Mass will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church with the Rev. Dorcy officiating. Any donations may be made to your local police department in Stacy's name.

Brown, Thomas
Thomas Brown - Huerfano World - August 10, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1926: Thomas Brown, 56, was killed by a fall of rock at Calumet No. 2, also known as Little Turner mine. [Editor's Note: Thomas James Brown died August 7, 1926. Obituary is listed in World Independent, August 10, 1926, Page 1.]

Brown, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Brown - Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 4, 2006 - Thomas E. Brown Sr., 66, of North Edwards, Calif., passed away Friday, April 28, 2006. He was born March 5, 1940, in Trinidad, Colo. Thomas was a retired Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedic and served in the U.S. Navy. He was one of the first paramedics for the LAFD and was a Medal of Valor recipient. He was past exalted ruler of the Mojave California Elks. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Roy Leon Brown in 1965; and his mother, Bertie Russel Barlow in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Judi; daughters, Cindy (Kevin) Smith of Henderson, and Teri Davis of Las Vegas; son, Thomas Brown Jr. of California; grandchildren, Stephanie, AJ, Kendyl, and Cody; and great-grand-daughter, Haiely Rose. Viewing will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, with graveside services to follow, both at Davis Memorial Park, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Elks National Foundation and may be made at any Elks Lodge.

Brown, Turza P.
Turza P. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2000 - Turza P. Brown of La Junta and formerly of Pueblo, died Oct. 16, 2000. She was born Feb. 4, 1906, in Pueblo, to Julius F. and Emma M. (Wilcox) Dammann. She graduated from Centennial High School. She married James Lane Brown in l927. The couple lived in Pueblo before moving to La Junta in 1946. Soon after, the couple started the Culligan Soft Water business. Mr. Brown passed away in 1954 and Mrs. Brown returned to Pueblo where she lived until moving to La Junta to be with her son in 1993. She worked many years as a bookkeeper for her brother's business, J. F. Dammann Supply. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo, Landa-Alpha-Landa Sorority, Pueblo Chapter of PEO, member of Honored Ladies of the Al Kaly Shriners and active in its ladies organization, the Ruhamah Temple. She is survived by her son, J. Lane (Deana) Brown of La Junta; sister, Vera French of Greeley; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Katherine Taylor and Louise Poe; brother, J. F. “Bud” Dammann; and one great-granddaughter. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta with the Rev. John M. Ross of the First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo officiating. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers and that memorials may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o the Al Kaly Shrine Club, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002.

Brown, Unknown
Unknown Brown - Weekly Chieftain - January 7, 1875 - A man named Brown, one of a party of buffalo hunters was murdered, it is supposed by Indians, near Wallace a few days since.

Brown, Vaill B.
Vaill B. Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 1999 - Vaill B. Brown, 84, passed away April 7, 1999. Survived by wife, Mildred "Mickey" Brown- son, Darrel J. (Gwen) Brown- sister, Irma (Neil) Wadehul- and nephews, Eddie Wadehul and Bill Brown. Mr. Brown was a longtime resident of Pueblo, having moved here in 1929 and graduating from Centennial High School, its class of 1933. He retired as a general foreman in the blast furnace from CF&I after 37 years. After retirement he enjoyed painting, golf, fishing and dancing. Mr. Brown was a member of BPOE Elks No. 90 and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Monday, 10 a.m., at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel followed by inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Brown, Venson Sr.
Venson Brown Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2001 - Age 89, departed this life Jan. 16, 2001, at the University Park Care Center following a brief illness. Born April 29, 1911, in Henderson, Texas. He came to Pueblo in 1954 and retired from the CF&I Steel Mill Blast Furnace dept. Mr. and Mrs. Brown recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. He enjoyed fishing and traveling throughout the country and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Frances (Evans) Brown; sons, Fred in 1947, Luther in 1991 and Webb in 1992; and four grandchildren. Survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Bloomie (Devereaux) Brown; children, Minister Wilbren Brown, Fannie Nevins and William (Anna Mae) Brown, all of Pueblo, Dorothy Ross and Ruby Roberts, both of Denver, Venson (Willie Mae) Brown Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby Jo (Karen) Brown, Atlanta, Ga., Francetta (Donovan) Plummer, Mesquite, Texas, and Sherry Cameron, Garland, Texas; 50 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Southwest Church of Christ. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2232 Norman Lane.

Brown, Verna
Verna Brown - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - April 30, 1998 - Services for Verna Lou Brown, 71, of Colorado City will be at 1 p.m. today in Colorado City Community Church with burial in Colorado City Cemetery. Services are under direction of Adrian Comer Garden Chapel of Pueblo, Colo. She died Monday, April 27, 1998. Survivors include her mother, Lydia Singleton; two sons, Dean of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Kelly of Bedford; a daughter, Cindy Wolf-Rubin of Santa Monica, Calif.; a sister, Edean Blackburn of Longmont; and nine grandchildren.

Brown, Vonna
Vonna Lamme Brown - Huerfano World - August 13, 1998 - Vonna Lamme Brown, 82, of Charlottesville, VA, died Aug. 10, 1998 in a nursing home. Born July 7, 1916 in La Veta, she was the daughter of the late James McGrew Lamme Sr. and Addie Lee Kincaid. She was the wife of the late John Robert Brown. Mrs. Brown was a retired college librarian and received her BA from the University of Colorado in 1938 and an MA in library science from the University of Southern California in 1970 She was a member of the Heard Museum Guild, Vicap Program and Grate Lutheran Church, all in Phoenix, AZ, and a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Charlottesville. Surviving are three sons, Jay C. Brown and Robert L. Brown, both of Charlottesville and Grant W. Brown, St. Simon's Island, GA; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service was held in Charlottesville, VA. Hill and Wood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Brown, Walter Eugene
Walter Eugene Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2000 - Walter Eugene Brown, age 84, of Swink, Colo., died Jan. 29 at La Junta. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Linda Brown and Tom and Carol Brown, three grandsons and one granddaughter. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford, Rev. Rusty Butler officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery.

Brown, William B.
William B. "Bill" Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - William B. "Bill" Brown passed away Feb. 24, 2000 in Pueblo. Bill was born in Pueblo on April 23, 1934. He served in the U.S. Air Force following which he spent his working years in the floral business in Pueblo, Denver and then California for 20 years before retiring to Pueblo in 1993. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buhl Brown and Vivian Jones; a stepfather, Arthur Quinn Jones and a son. His survivors include an uncle, Elwyn (Peggy) Crowell; aunts, Mildred Brown and Irma Wadehul, all of Pueblo; and a host of cousins and extended family. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Robert Windsor officiating.

Browne, Brandon Keith
Brandon Keith Browne - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2004 - Brandon Keith Browne, 23, of Colorado Springs, was called home by the Lord Nov. 26, 2004. Born June 11, 1981, in West Covina, Calif. Survived by loving parents, Lance and Marla Browne; sisters, Sheena and Brittney; niece, Natalie; cousins and friends who were thought of as brothers, Joseph Martinez, Randy Moore, Ryan Martinez, Ritchie Stockman, Shane Manzanares, Andre Cury, Eddie Phelps, Simeon Henley, Gerald Castillo, B.J. Murry and Matt Dane; grandparents, Ken and Tina Coker; great-grandmother, Dolores Manzanares; and many more loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Candlelight vigil will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, Denny's Restaurant, North Academy and Flintridge, in Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Agape Fellowship, corner of Broadway and Orman. Visitation prior to funeral service.

Browne, Maria
Maria Browne – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – April 12, 1920 – Mrs. Maria Browne – Many uncovered heads saw the remains of Mrs. Maria Browne, aged 58 years, laid to rest yesterday morning at the family plot in the St. Joseph's cemetery. The funeral services were held in the Church of the Annunciation. Father William J. O'Malley officiated. He sang the requiem high mass, assisted by the choir. A solo –“Face to Face” was sung by Miss Katherine Joyce, accompanied by Miss Mary Geary. Mrs. Browne died April 1 at Salida. She came to that place recently from Denver when she was stricken with paralysis. Upon learning of her serious illness, Mrs. J. J. McDonell immediately left for the bedside of her sister and was with her when she died. Mrs. Frank J. Mullen of San Diego is another sister. Mrs. Browne was a sister-in-law to James J. McDonell, merchant police of this city. Mrs. Browne was well known in Leadville and a number of years ago with her living husband had charge of the boarding house at Ibex. Since then she has conducted boarding houses in various mining camps. John McDonell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. McDonell came from Pueblo to attend the funeral and also Mrs. Robert Dunlap and baby Catherine from Shoshone, Wyo. Mr. McDonnell will leave this morning for Pueblo. Mr. Browne, husband of the deceased and Mrs. Dunlap will leave Wednesday morning. The pallbearers were John McDonell, E. A. McCarty, Jr., Edward Dolan, Mike Cullan, Dr. Franklin McDonald and W. A. Hennessey. The funeral services were in charge of B. J. Mulligan.

Browner, Madelyn
Madelyn Renee Browner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1998 - Madelyn Renee Browner of Pueblo passed away Monday among her loving family at her home. She is survived by her devoted parents, Jim and Frances Browner- grandparents, Keneth and Mary Browner of Denver. Also survived by numerous friends, relatives and special friends at Spectrum Day Care and Blue Sky Enterprises. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today and the recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. today, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, Holy Family Church. Donations may be made to the Mile High United Way, Denver, Colo., in her name.

Browning, Alan Dee
Alan Dee Browning - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1998 - Alan Dee Browning, passed away Oct. 10 at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Alan was born on Feb. 17, 1954, in Anchorage, Alaska, but lived most of his life in Colorado. Alan was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine D. Page. He is survived by his father, Chet Browning of Seattle, Wash., and by his brother, Brian Browning, and his niece, Heidi Browning of Colorado Springs. Alan was loved and will be missed by his family and friends.

Browning, Emma K.
Emma K. Browning - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - Emma K. Browning, age 71, died at a local hospital, Jan. 8. Body at the funeral parlors of T. G. McCarthy & Sons. Announcement of funeral later.

Browning, Gregg
Gregg Browning - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 7, 2007 - Gregg was born in Trinidad, CO. Jan. 12, 1922 and left us on Feb. 1st. Ruth, his wife of 61 years, born Jan. 4th 1924 in Rawlins, Wyoming, died 4 days later on Feb. 5th. Their family knew that to her, home was always where Gregg was. They were devoted to their family, caring deeply that they were building a bridge from their past to the future for their children and grand children. Gregg was an exceptional athlete, attending the University of Denver where he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. He played football for the Navy All-Stars during WWII and went on to play for the NY Giants in 1947. He returned to Denver in 1948 to do what he truly loved, teaching and coaching, at Denver's East and George Washington High Schools. Gregg was preceded in death by his parents Gregg Sr. and Mayme Browning and his brother Jim. Ruth was born in Wyoming but grew up in Denver with her younger brother Bruce. She was a talented artist, cook and gardener. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1969 and went on to teach at Goldrick Elementary in the Denver Public Schools. To her daughters she was more than a mother, she was a girlfriend. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Marba Young. They are survived by Ruth's Brother Bruce Young; their daughters Paula Buffetti (Victor), Claudia Helmstaedter (Eric) and Andrea Grant; and their grand children Amy, Lisa (John), Doug, Stephanie, Matt and Caitlyn. Memorial services will be held Friday, Feb. 9th, 1:00 p.m. at Horan & McConaty, 1091 So. Colorado Blvd. Reception to follow. Donations may be made to The Denver Teacher's Club, 990 Glencoe, Denver, CO. 80220; The American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345, or the Porter Hospice Foundation, 7995 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 204, Greenwood Village, CO. 80111.

Browning, Ruth
Ruth Browning - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 7, 2007 - Gregg was born in Trinidad, CO. Jan. 12, 1922 and left us on Feb. 1st. Ruth, his wife of 61 years, born Jan. 4th 1924 in Rawlins, Wyoming, died 4 days later on Feb. 5th. Their family knew that to her, home was always where Gregg was. They were devoted to their family, caring deeply that they were building a bridge from their past to the future for their children and grand children. Gregg was an exceptional athlete, attending the University of Denver where he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. He played football for the Navy All-Stars during WWII and went on to play for the NY Giants in 1947. He returned to Denver in 1948 to do what he truly loved, teaching and coaching, at Denver's East and George Washington High Schools. Gregg was preceded in death by his parents Gregg Sr. and Mayme Browning and his brother Jim. Ruth was born in Wyoming but grew up in Denver with her younger brother Bruce. She was a talented artist, cook and gardener. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 1969 and went on to teach at Goldrick Elementary in the Denver Public Schools. To her daughters she was more than a mother, she was a girlfriend. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Marba Young. They are survived by Ruth's Brother Bruce Young; their daughters Paula Buffetti (Victor), Claudia Helmstaedter (Eric) and Andrea Grant; and their grand children Amy, Lisa (John), Doug, Stephanie, Matt and Caitlyn. Memorial services will be held Friday, Feb. 9th, 1:00 p.m. at Horan & McConaty, 1091 So. Colorado Blvd. Reception to follow. Donations may be made to The Denver Teacher's Club, 990 Glencoe, Denver, CO. 80220; The American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345, or the Porter Hospice Foundation, 7995 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 204, Greenwood Village, CO. 80111.

Brownlee, John A.
John A. Brownlee - Huerfano World - September 7, 2000 - John A. Brownlee died at his home in Turkey Creek, Aug. 31, 2000. Born Apr. 30, 1935 in Lakewood, OH, he moved to Colorado in 1994. He had been an insurance agent for 43 years. Mr. Brownlee is, survived by his wife, Beverly, Turkey Creek; his children, John Jr. (DeAnna), David (Yvonne), Bridget (John) Woltman and William (Maggie); five grandchildren, Sean, Eric, John, Kristen and Scott; a brother, Kenneth (Madonna) Brownlee. Funeral service will be from Gerber Funeral Home on Sept. 8 in Wahena, OH. A memorial service will be held from St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 600 Walker Road, Wayne, Pa, 19087 at 2 p.m. A memorial service will he held at La Veta United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. In lieu of flowers, donations to: Hope Lodge (American Cancer Society), 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH, 44106-2364.

Brownlee, Margaret
Margaret Armstrong Brownlee – Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1883 - Margaret Armstrong Brownlee died September 20, 1883 - lunger. Contributor's notes: Wife of Ebenezer Brownlee II, born 9 August 1842, died 20 September 1883 of consumption, Pueblo, Colorado; buried Pueblo Pioneer Cemetery. See biography of Margaret Brownlee at: http://www.kmitch.com/Pueblo/bios.html

Brownsworth, Betty
Betty Brownsworth - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1997 - Betty Brownsworth, a homemaker, died on Dec. 5, 1997. She was 80. She was born on Feb. 15, 1917, in Ordway, Colo. She married Walter H. Brownsworth on June 14, 1940, in Dodge City, Kan. She is survived by her husband- a son, George (Lynda) Brownsworth, Troy, Mich.- daughter, Connie (Rick) Bramer, Parker, Colo.- four grandchildren, Heath (Linda) Brownsworth, San Diego, Calif., Lance (Karen) Brownsworth, Troy, Mich., Shelley Bramer, Fort Collins, Colo., and Chere Bramer, Boulder, Colo.- two brothers, Abe Geist, Manteca, Calif., and David Geist, Tracy, Calif. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be no viewing. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Brownsworth, Walter F.
Walter F. Brownsworth - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2005 - Walter F. Brownsworth, 90, passed away Feb. 4, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Brownsworth. Survived by children, George (Lynda) Brownsworth, Connie (Rick) Bramer; grandchildren, Heath (Linda) Brownsworth, Lance (Karen) Brownsworth, Shelley (Charles) Bramer-Fleet, Chere Bramer; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Lola Calkins, Mary Lou Gerken; also survived by numerous other relatives. Donations may be sent to Hospice of Metro Denver, through the funeral home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Broyles, Jake O.
Jake O. Broyles - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1997 - Jake O. Broyles, 84, passed away Sept. 18, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Monday at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Broyles, James Everett
James Everett Broyles - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1987 - James Everett Broyles, Pueblo resident for 42 years, passed away March 5, 1987. Mr. Broyles was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for 50 years. He retired from Pueblo Roofing in 1970, where he worked as a roofing salesman. Survivors include, his son, Robert (Frances) Broyles of Phoenix, Ariz., one brother, Elon Broyles, and one sister, Eva Smith, both of McLeansboro, Ill. Mr. Broyles also is survived by four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Private graveside service will be held Tuesday with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.



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