The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Bubnich, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Bubnich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1999 - Mary Ann Bubnich, passed away Jan. 19, 1999, in Thornton. Survived by husband, Frank, Thornton- son, Robert (Vicki), Thornton- grandsons, Robert (Stephanie), Northglenn, and Joseph (Kirsten), Greeley- and six great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Frances Novak, Salida, and Justine Hren, Leadville- and brothers, Rudy (Jean) Castello, Pueblo, and Jack (Mary) Vicic, Walsenburg- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bubnich is preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Funeral Mass, Friday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Buccambuso, Daniel Carl
Daniel Carl Buccambuso - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1986 - Daniel Carl Buccambuso, formerly of Pueblo, departed this life June 26, 1986, in Jersey City, N. J. Born Oct. 13, 1945, to Catherine and the late Carl Buccambuso. Survived by mother, Catherine; brother, Carl (Anne); two nieces, Emma and Lisa; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial service details will follow at a later date.

Buccambuso, Phyllis
Phyllis Buccambuso - Pueblo Chieftain – September 24, 2006 - Phyllis Buccambuso, born Nov. 15, 1911, passed away Sept. 21, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Virginia Angelico; and husband, Luke Buccambuso. Survived by her children, Joe (Betty) Buck and Clara Lepik; grandchildren, Michael Buck, Carl (Carrie) Buck, both of Pueblo, Kelly (Bob) Ward, Texas, Sheila Ford, Calif., Carla Friend, Nev., Tom Lepik, N.Y., and Dan Lepik, Pueblo. Also survived by her brothers, Joe (Toni) Angelico, Colorado Springs and Bob Angelico, Calif.; sister, Theresa Sterba, Calif.; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Bennie Angelico; and sisters, Lena Mathews and Rose McKinney. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Phyllis in care of the funeral home office.

Bucci, John A.
John A. Bucci - Huerfano World - July 13, 1989 - John A. Bucci of the T.O. Ranch in Gardner died July 6, 1989. He is survived by a daughter, Sherie Huebner, Canon City; two sisters, Josephine Howard, Pasadena, CA and Carrie Valdez, Pueblo and a brother, Walter Bucci, Walsenburg, and two granddaughters. Mr. Bucci was a member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association and served in the U.S. Army. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At his request there was no service.

Bucci, Joseph Edward
Joseph Edward Bucci - Huerfano World - January 28, 1999 - Joseph Edward Bucci, 50, of Walsenburg, died January 21, 1999. Born November 1, 1948 in Pueblo, he was a member of DAV in Pueblo. Survivors include his wife, Mary, Walsenburg; children Jeremy Bucci, Walsenburg, and Pamela Bucci, Pueblo; his mother, Donna Bucci-Foote, Pueblo; brothers Tony Bucci and Richard Bucci, Denver; and Michael Bucci, Pueblo; sisters, La Vern Valdez, Barbara McCall, Phyllis Marquez, and Debra Martinez, all of Denver, Lorraine Leal, Pueblo and Geraldine Myers, Alaska; two step-children, Robert and Stacy Duran, Pueblo; one grandson, nieces and nephews. Vigil rosary was from Romero Chapel on Sunday. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church on Monday. Burial was in Turkey Creek Cemetery.

Bucci, Joseph W.
Joseph Walter Bucci - Huerfano World - March 11, 1993 - Huerfano Joseph Walter Bucci, 65, of Walsenburg, died at his home Mar. 2, 1993. Born Oct. 9, 1927 in Gardner, he attended school in Huerfano County and shortly after joined the US Army. He served in Europe during World War II and after a medical discharge in 1947 from wounds suffered during the war, he came back to work on the family ranch in Turkey Creek. He also worked on ranches and in oil fields in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Idaho and worked at CF&I in Pueblo. He liked to travel and made it a point to visit every state in the United States. He returned to live in Walsenburg in 1978. Mr. Bucci was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his children, Joseph E. Bucci, Walsenburg, Geraldine Meyers, Fairbanks, AK, Lavern Valdez, Lorraine Leal, Sandra Bucci, Phyllis Marquez, Debra Martinez, Tony and Richard Bucci, all of Denver and Michael Bucci, Pueblo, three sisters, Josephine Howard, Pasadena, CA, Carrie Valdez, Pueblo and Fern Sandoval, Walsenburg; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery in Turkey Creek. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bucci, Marie Delfina
Mrs. Marie Delfina Bucci - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1982 - Mrs. Marie Delfina Bucci, of Walsenburg died Dec. 30, 1982, Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Survived by daughters, Mrs., Fern Sandoval, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Carrie Valdez, Pueblo; son, Walter Bucci, Walsenburg; stepdaughter, Mrs. Josephine Howard, California; stepson, John Bucci, Walsenburg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m., Sunday, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Turkey Creek Cemetery. The family will be at 533 W. Seventh Street, Walsenburg.

Bucciarelli, Carl
Carl Bucciarelli - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2001 - Age 89, passed away Jan. 12, 2001. He was born in Portland, Colo., on Mar. 18, 1911, to Domenico and Angelindonia Bucciarelli. Carl served with the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion in Blende. He is survived by sisters, Bernice Bartolomucci and Marguerite Ciavaglia; as well as a brother, Domenick Bucciarelli Jr., all of Pueblo. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At Mr. Bucciarelli's request, no service will be scheduled. Please omit food and flowers.

Bucciarelli, Carmella
Carmella Bucciarelli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1998 - Carmella Bucciarelli, 93, of Pueblo passed away Oct. 17, 1998. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Carmine Bucciarelli Sr.- sister, Edith Highnote- brother, Henry DeSalvo. Survived by children, Marie (Jack) Neelan, Josephine A. Bucciarelli and Carmine J. (Betty) Bucciarelli Jr. - brother, Tony (Jenny) DeSalvo- sister, Angela Biondi- and sister-in-law, Mary DeSalvo, all of Pueblo. Also survived by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Carmella was Grand President of the Saint Theresa Society of Vineland. Public visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, Our Lady of the Meadows, with entombment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows Building Fund or the Italian Endowment Fund at USC.

Bucciarelli, Frances E.
Frances E. Bucciarelli – Pueblo Chieftain – August 6, 2006 - Frances E. Bucciarelli, 88, passed away Aug. 4, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 1991; son in-law, Dick Prigmore; sister, Lucille Miller; brother, James Zito. She is survived by her daughter, Clara Prigmore; grandsons, Rick (Rachel), Nick (Dee) Prigmore; great-grandchildren, Trent, Brett, James Prigmore, Shannon, Jeremy Mihelich; sister, Anna Marie Maxie; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Frances retired from Woolworth's after 25 years of service in 1977. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Frances' memory to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Buchanan, Archie
Archie Buchanan - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – October 14, 1892 – A Wreck on the Santa Fe Road.  Three Train Men Killed.  On the Track Caused a Catastrophe Near Eden.  The Santa Fe local freight train No. 46, engine No. 443, running between Pueblo and Colorado Springs, was wrecked near Eden at 12:20 o'clock Sunday morning.  Three men were killed, or are supposed to be dead, as their bodies are under the wreckage.  They are the engineer, fireman and the head brakeman.  Eight cars and the engine are piled in one mass at the side of the track, and coal and freight of every description are scattered broadcast.  The men killed are Joseph Miller, engineer; C. C. McCune, fireman, and Archie Buchanan, head brakeman.  The wreck was first discovered by the trainmen of the Rio Grande passenger train which passes this place at 12:15.  The two roads at this point run almost parallel with each other.  The wreck was immediately reported to Colorado Springs and the superintendent and dispatcher at Pueblo proceeded to the scene.  The conductor and the brakeman who was unhurt went, one in each direction, to flag approaching trains, and their comrades were left in the ruins that others might be protected.  It was found that the wreck was caused by the engine striking a cow.  The wrecking of the engine, tender and cars was complete and the track was torn up.  The three men were evidently killed instantly, and their bodies were badly crushed.

Buchanan, Charlotte Rodgers
Charlotte Rodgers Buchanan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2000 - Charlotte Rodgers Buchanan passed away May 7, 2000, in Pueblo. Charlotte was born Dec. 29, 1928, and was a graduate of Central High School, Pueblo Junior College, the University of Colorado with a bachelor of arts and bachelor diploma in education, and Adams State College with a master's in education. She retired after 33 years of teaching in Alamosa and Pueblo District 60 with her last position being an elementary music specialist. She was honored by the Colorado Music Association as a Trendsetter in Music Education and was a piano accompanist for instrumental soloists for over 45 years and a church organist for nine years. Student adviser with Voyageurs International for three European tours. An avid U.S. and world traveler who enjoyed concerts, plays and operas. She was also a Civil War buff who tramped many battlefields. Preceded in death by her husband, James Tye Buchanan, in 1988; father; and two brothers. Survived by her daughter, Lydia Rafferty, and mother, Gladys Rodgers, both of Pueblo; sister, Judge Orrelle Weeks, Denver; granddaughter Colleen; other relatives; special friends, Margaret and Dan Gale, Sharon and Christopher Arrigo, Edith Tonelli, Rene Hawkins and other friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society through the mortuary.

Buchanan, D. Caroline
D. Caroline Buchanan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 1986 - D. Caroline Buchanan, late of 1815 W. 31st St., died Saturday, July 5, 1986, at the family home. Survived by husband, Buck Buchanan, of the family home; children, Susan Kathryn Buchanan, Pueblo West, Joel B. (Nancy) Buchanan Jr., Pueblo, Carol Ann (Gary) Hoff, Colorado Springs. Also survived by four grandsons, Cody, Kevin, Michael Buchanan, Jeromy Morgan; brothers and sisters, Laurene Harrod, Yates Center, Kan., Edith Pearson, Casper, Wyo., Frank Johnston, Cody, Wyo., Irma McFall, Wichita, Kan., Imogene Duncan, Riverside, Calif., Phillip Johnston, Garden City, Kan., and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of the Christian Church in Kansas. Born Oct. 17, 1915, in Oblong, Ill., Pueblo resident since Aug. 20, 1962. Preceded in death by two brothers, Sid and Leslie Johnston. Married Joel B. (Buck) Buchanan, March 15, 1945, in Casper, Wyo. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clint Perry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary-Corwin Home Health Care, or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, direct or through the funeral home office. Family may be contacted at 21 Carefree Lane. The family would like to extend special thanks to Margie Baum for all that she has done for them.

Buchanan, Florence
Florence Buchanan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1986 - Florence Buchanan, late of Pueblo, died at a local hospital, Dec. 18. Survived by Ralph (Norma) Ludwig of Pueblo, five nieces and nephews. Member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star No. 7. At her request, no service. Cremation.

Buchanan, Walter T.
Walter T. Buchanan - Huerfano World - May 2, 1991 - Walsenburg Native Walter Thomas Buchanan of Paonia died Sunday, Apr 14, 1991, in Delta County Memorial Hospital. He was 75. Mr. Buchanan was a mechanic and electrician in a coal mine. He had lived in Paonia for the past 28 years. Born in Walsenburg, Sept. 30, 1915, he grew up here and graduated from Huerfano County High School. He married Dorothy Morgan Nov. 23, 1935, in Raton, N.M. Mr. Buchanan) also lived in Toltec, Bear River, at the Keystone Mine, Oak Creek and at the Bear Mine, before moving to Paonia in 1972. He attended Paonia Methodist Church and was member of United Mine Workers of America. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Paonia; a son, Earl Buchanan, two grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service and burial was in Paonia.

Buchinger, Dorothy R.
Dorothy R. Buchinger - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2004 - Dorothy R. Buchinger, went to Heaven on April 19, 2004. Dorothy most recently lived in Pueblo, CO & moved to Tucson, AZ. last August. She is survived by her daughters, Ann (Emile) Therrien of Tucson & Penny Gummersall of Sonora, CA and sons David (Pam) & Joseph Buchinger, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Emile (Dawna) Therrien & Jennifer (Jeremy) Bailey, both of Tucson & great-grandchildren, Emile Alexander and Luc Joseph Therrien & Beau Emile & Bryce Eric Bailey. Services will be private.

Buchner, Tracy Lynn
Tracy Lynn Buchner - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2003 - Tracy Lynn Buchner, 39, of Fowler, was found dead Monday, May 5, 2003. Born April 2, 1964, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Graduated from Fowler High School in 1982. Employed at LSI Logics in Colorado Springs. Trustee, Cottonwood Golf Course. Survived by parents, Mike and Connie Buchner, Rocky Ford; daughter, Breanne, Fowler; brothers, Mike (Jinger) Buchner, Loveland, Kevin (Brandy) Buchner, Pueblo; grandparents, Jim (Evelyn) Frisbie, Pratt, Kan.; uncle, Lonnie (Nancy) Buchner, Sarasota, Fla.; nephew, Mitchell; and nieces, Brittney, Bethany Buchner and Brittany Musso. Services will be held at Cottonwood Links Golf Course at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial in Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to Fowler Fire Department or golf course may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Buck, Anne
Anne M. Buck - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2002 - Anne M. Buck, 89, passed away July 30, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Buck; son, Sonny Buck; and grandson, Billie Kirkendall. She is survived by her daughters, JoAnn (Bill) Kirkendall, Denver, and Clara Hoover, Commerce City, Colo.; her daughter-in-law, Ethel Buck, Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Helen (John) Platt, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Anne's memory to the Lutheran Hospice through the funeral home office.

Buck, Anthony R.
Anthony R. "Tony" Buck - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1986 - Anthony R. "Tony" Buck, 51, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 31, 1986. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, he had been employed by the Pueblo County Highway Department for 34 years. He is survived by his mother, Anna Buck; his children, Toni Ann (Karl) LaDuke, Terri Lynn Cash, Tammi Sue Buck and Richard (Roberta) Buck; his former wife and friend, Ethel Buck; his sisters, Jo Ann (Bill) Kirkendall and Clara (Carl) Hoover. He was the nephew of Auntie and Uncle John Platt and was known as "Uncle Noots" to numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces. Other numerous relatives and friends also survive Preceded in death by his father, Sam Buck, in 1973, and a nephew, Billie Joe Kirkendall, in 1978. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday in T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Roselawn Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to a charity of donor's choice. The family may be contacted at 107 Deauville Lane. Viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday.

Buck, Grace Highberger
Grace Highberger Buck - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 2, 2000 - Mrs. Grace Highberger, 89, died July 27, 2000, at her home in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Buck was born May 29, 1911, in Pueblo. She was married June 27, 1934, to Lawrence A.H. Buck, who is deceased. She is survived by a son, Karl E.; two daughters, L. Jean Short and G. Marilyn Baker; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Private family services are planned. Inurnment will be at Chapel of Our Saviour Columbarium, 8 Fourth St. Mission Crematory, 930 S. Hancock Ave., 475-2169, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woman's Educational Society of the Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs 80903.

Buck, LaVern
LaVern Buck - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2001 - LaVern Buck, 80, passed away Sept. 19, 2001, at his home in Eads. Graveside services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, Eads Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Buck, Mary Nives
Sister Mary Nives Buck - The Kansas City Star - February 20, 1997 - Sister Mary Nives Buck, 90, Atchison, KS, died February 19, 1997, at Mount St. Scholastica. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22, in the choir chapel at Mount St. Scholastica; burial will be in the Sisters' Cemetery, Atchison. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday, in Dooley Center, and close with a vigil service at 7 p.m. in the choir chapel. Memorial Contributions may be made to Benedictine Sisters, Mount St. Scholastica. Catherine Buck was born in 1906, in Ramu, Austria, to Nicholas Buck, a tailor, and Elizabeth Hangel Buck. She joined the Benedictine Sisters in Atchison in 1929, and celebrated monastic profession in 1931. She spent nearly 60 years in hospitality, food service and housekeeping, assisting members of her religious community who were teaching in Benedictine-staffed schools throughout the Midwest. Among these were 13 years at Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS; 18 years at Mount St. Scholastica; and six years at Mount St. Scholastica Academy. She was also employed at a number of places in Missouri, including Lillis High School, Kansas City, and, in Colorado, at Antonito and Walsenburg. She leaves one brother, Nick Buck, Severy, KS. Two sisters and six brothers preceded her in death. (Arrangements: Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison, KS)

Buckholz, Venita M.
Venita M. Buckholz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1999 - Venita M. Buckholz, 82, passed away Oct. 18, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Philip V. Buckholz, in 1988. Survived by her children, Arla (Cliff) Perron, Canon City, Linda (Roger) Schneider, Conroe, Texas, and Larry Buckholz, Pueblo; eight grandchildren: Russ, Scott and Kent Perron, Rhonda Wagner, Kim Riddle, Troy and Cassandra Buckholz, and Melanie. Also survived by 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Edward E. Nydegger, Topeka, Kan., Dean (Dorothy) Nydegger, Springfield, Ill., and Lee F. Nydegger, Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was a retired bookkeeper with Western Auto. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Buckingham, Caroline E.
Caroline E. Buckingham – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 17, 1875 – The Canon City Calamity – The unfortunate occurrences mentioned in yesterday morning's dispatches are even more deplorable than at first supposed. Mrs. Evans, her child, and Mrs. Evans sister, Miss Buckingham, are all three dead. Mr. Evans left his house about 5:50 P.M., saying, "Get supper ready and I will be down soon." In a half hour thereafter, a young girl was seen running from the house enveloped in flames. She fell into the gutter and was picked up by passing parties. Then the house was discovered in flames. The neighbors rushed in and found Mrs. Evans standing with all her clothes burned off except her corsets and a few shreds, with the infant lying between her feet screaming. The whole three were carried into an adjoining building. The mother lay upon the floor burned from head to foot - one solid mass of burned flesh; the sister on a bed, terribly burned and moaning in intense agony. The infant, three months old, was not supposed to be so badly burned. Its cries were heart rending. The mother about ten o'clock asked for her husband. He was called, and in a whisper she bade him good bye. Frequently during the evening she whispered her wishes that she might be given something to end her misery and put her out of existence. About ten o'clock she died, and before morning her child and sister died in intense agony. The scene at the depot, as given us by an eye witness, was one circulated to move the stoutest heart. The husband and father paced the depot platform frantically. His grief knew no bounds. Presently a conveyance drove up. A small coffin was removed and placed in the baggage car. This contained the little babe. Next came the wife and her sister. The dead having been deposited in the car, the husband was helped to a seat and the train started for Colorado Springs. As far as can be ascertained this melancholy affair was the result of the careless use of kerosene. It is said that Miss Buckingham attempted to light a fire with the treacherous fluid, when it caught and the can exploding covered the three unfortunates with the blazing oil. Mr. Evans had been in the express business at Colorado Springs for several months before removing to Canon City. His late wife is a sister of Mr. R. Buckingham, the proprietor of the Colorado Springs Free Press. She was a lady of fine personal appearance, and above all a kind wife and affectionate mother. The remains of the three will probably be interred at Colorado Springs. Note: This girl was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Her tombstone states that she was 14 years, 3 months, and 12 days old, when she died on October 15, 1875.

Buckingham, Nadine S.
Nadine S. Buckingham - Great Falls Tribune - September 2, 2004 - Great Falls, MT - Former longtime Great Falls resident Nadine S. (Sayre) Buckingham, 95, died of natural causes July 22 in Arlington, Va. A memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Great Falls. Cremation has taken place. She is survived by her son, Robert S. Rose of Suquamish, Wash.; her daughter, Donna Buckingham Haines of Alexandria, Va.; five granddaughters and six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born April 12, 1909, in Trinidad, Colo., Irma Nadine Sayre was raised in Arizona and California. She came to Montana with her son, Robert S. Rose, in 1934, and lived at the MacGinniss ranch near Craig. During World War II, she worked in airplane plants in Long Beach, Calif., and on Gore Hill. In 1945, she married Donald W. Buckingham, and lived in various places in Montana during his years working in road construction. They settled in Great Falls in 1961. An avid gardener and conservationist, Mrs. Buckingham lived independently following the 1989 death of her husband until August 2003, when she relocated to northern Virginia to be near her daughter's family.

Bucklen, Thelma Alice
Thelma Alice Bucklen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1986 - Thelma Alice Bucklen, a longtime Pueblo resident, passed away Jan. 9, 1986, following a brief illness. Miss Bucklen retired in 1982 from the Colorado State Hospital after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Victoria Bucklen, three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include five sisters, Christine (John) Binder of Pueblo, Virginia (Miller) Reese of Sepulveda, Calif., Betty Lee (Loren) Bailey of Karval, Colo., Margaret O'Donnell of Lexington, Neb., Louise (Leslie) Von Seggern of Eaton, Colo.; four brothers, Bernard R. (Manon) Bucklen of Karval, Robert R. (Erelene) Bucklen of Littleton, Robert D. (Velda) Bucklen of Eaton, Victor Bucklen of Bakersfield, Calif.; many nieces and nephews and other relatives, and a host of friends. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nazarene Church in Karval. Interment will be in the Bucklen Cemetery in Karval. Services will be under the direction of the Love Funeral Home in Limon. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Cancer Society.

Buckles, David R.
David R. Buckles - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1987 - David R. Buckles,, July 12, 1987, in Custer County. Born Dec. 24, 1959, in Canon City to parents H. Robert Buckles and Marilyn L. Pennington Buckles. Mr. Buckles attended school in Colorado Springs, graduating from Mitchell High School in 1978. He attended the University of Southern Colorado and graduated in 1981, receiving a degree in geology. During his college years he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and continued his employment with it as a hydrologist, working in the Southern Colorado District. He was an artist both in the painting medium and pottery. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and any other outdoor activity. Survived by his parents, Bob and Marilyn Buckles, Vineland and Wetmore; a sister, Deborah (Mike) Hill, Rye; nieces, Rebecca and Sarah Hill, Rye; and grandparents, Harry and Ida Buckles, Canon City. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Cliff and Lorna Pennington. He was a member of the U.S. Geological Society and preferred the First Christian Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory, at his request. Private interment at a later date. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the David R. Buckles Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1016, Pueblo, Colo. 81002.

Buckles, Harry R.
Harry R. Buckles - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1987 - Harry R. Buckles, Dec. 6, 1987. Husband of Ida E. Buckles, Canon City; father of H. Bob (Marilyn) Buckles, Pueblo; grandfather of Deborah (Mike) Hill, Canon City. Also survived by two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson., David R. Buckles. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Private family interment. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the St. Thomas More Hospital Hospice through the Wilson Almont Funeral Home office.

Buckles, William Gayl
William Gayl Buckles - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2004 - William Gayl Buckles passed away June 13, 2004, in Pueblo. He was born May 25, 1931, in Parco, Wyo., to Harold and Jewel Buckles. Preceded in death by wife, Nancy; brother, Robert; and his parents. Survived by children, David, Catherine and Susan of Pueblo; his dog, Lily; his brother, Fred; and many fictive kin. A child of the Depression, Bill was raised in Wyoming, Texas, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. He volunteered with the U.S. Marine Corps and was proud of his service in the Korean War. Following their marriage in 1955, Bill and Nancy's future was determined by a flip of a coin, with the homesteading in Alaska losing out to education. From 1955 to 1965 he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, ultimately earning a doctoral degree in anthropology. He and Nancy's early years together were spent studying and working in the Sudan, in sites in North and South Dakota, and the Western United States. His work on the Ute Prehistory Project and in cultural resource management investigations have contributed to the understanding of prehistoric and historic cultures in the West. His lifelong anthropological researches led him to sites throughout the world. In 1965, Bill came to Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo as the school's first full-time anthropology professor. He retired from the University of Southern Colorado in 1992 after 27 years of teaching both anthropology and life to a generation of students. Bill's lifelong commitment to learning included the encouragement of both professional and avocational studies. He was noted for his numerous articles in professional journals and local publications. He was generous with his time and knowledge and was a welcome and entertaining speaker at professional meetings and for many regional community organizations. In recent years, most of his research centered on the Santa Fe and Taos trails and the search for and excavation of El Pueblo. In retirement, he devoted himself to exploring, experiencing and walking the world with travels in Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and South America. His journeys in the United States were with his dog, Lily, always by his side. Bill was a person whose sense of humor, commitment to excellence, eccentricities and integrity will be remembered and missed. His ashes will be spread in places he loved. A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, in the Hearthwell Lounge in the Occhiato University Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo. In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions will be accepted by the Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation, El Pueblo Museum, the Pioneer Cemetery Committee, the Pueblo Archaeological and Historical Society or the Pueblo County Historical Society.

Buckley, James C.
James C. (Grover) Buckley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1942 - James C. (Grover) Buckley, at the residence, 122 West Routt Avenue, Dec. 18. Survived by his widow and one son, John Blair Buckley. Member of St. Patrick's church. Rosary recitation Sunday, 7:30 p.m., at the residence, 122 West Routt. Service Monday, 8:30 a.m., from residence, 9 a.m., St. Patrick's church. Body will lie in state at the residence from 1 p.m. Sunday until time of service. Interment Roselawn.

Buckstein, Ted
Ted Buckstein - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2002 - Age 93, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2002, in Denver, Colo. Ted was born in Pueblo, Colo., on July 27, 1908, to Joseph and Sarah Buckstein. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1926. He was married to Eleanor Molien on Aug. 9, 1936. He was preceded in death by Eleanor in 1996. Ted is the father of Sandra (Harvey) Eisen and Dr. Jan (Risa) Buckstein. He is the grandfather of Brent (Jolie) and Craig Eisen and Ron, Michael and Adam Buckstein. Ted was a very active citizen. He retired from Fox Vliet Drug Company in 1974. He was a member of Silver State No. 95; a 33rd degree Mason from the Southern Colorado Consistory; a member of Al Kaly Shrine; B'nai Brith; United Hebrew Center; the Transportation Club and the Boy Scouts of America. He was the treasurer of Kiwanis for 25 years. Ted moved to Denver in 1998. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2002, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Burial will follow at B'Nai Jacob Cemetery.

Budd, Earl Lloyd
Earl Lloyd "Bear" Budd - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1998 - Earl Lloyd "Bear" Budd, 72, of Canon City, died Oct. 31, 1998. He was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Cimarron, N.M., to Joseph and Rhoda (Williams) Budd. Earl spent his early childhood in the San Luis Valley and there he met and married Della Margaret Farnham in Taos, N.M., on Oct. 14, 1951. As a Master Sergeant in the Army, he and his wife were stationed in Landstuhl, Germany, where they gave birth to twin boys, John Lee and Donald Lou. Earl and Della returned to Colorado in 1954 and later, their third son, Robert Lloyd was born in Alamosa. For five years, Earl worked for the Monte Vista Police Force and then in 1960, he moved his family to Canon City where he began his 31-year career with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Earl retired from the Fremont Correctional Facility in 1991. Bear, as his family and close friends lovingly referred to him, was regarded as an exceptional husband and father as well as a wonderful friend. He has opened his heart and his home to many people over the years. Mr. Budd was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his wife, Della- four children, John (Margaret) Budd of Littleton, Don (Kathy Morris) Budd of Monument, Bob (Karen) Budd of Aiea, Hawaii, and Vicki (Steve) Harris of Huntington Beach, Calif. His grandchildren are Amanda, Traci, Ben, Rio, Mackenzie, Matthew, Aubrey and Brandon. He has one great-grandchild, Jazmine. He is also survived by his four brothers, Bob (Edith) Budd, Harold (Virginia) Budd and William (Karen) Budd, all of Canon City and Roy (Norma) of Bloomfield, N.M. - and one sister, Peggy (Mike) Curio of Alamosa. Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998, 2 p.m. at Wilson-Andrews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Hanover Community Church, 17480 S. Peyton Hwy., Colorado Springs, 80928.

Budelman, Ann
Ann Blount Budelman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2001 - Ann Blount Budelman passed away in an auto accident in Denver, Colo., on July 8, 2001. Ann was the fiancι of John L. Crum Jr. (Pueblo) and mother of Gray and Caine Budelman, all of Denver. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Cathedral, 13th and Clarkson, in Denver, on Thursday, July 12, 2001, at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the American Breast Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office.

Budeslic, Mary
Mary Budeslic - Huerfano World - December 24, 1992 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Mary Budeslic who passed away Dec. 23, 1976. Dearly loved and sadly missed by her children and grandchildren.

Budz, Edmund F.
Edmund F. Budz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 1999 - Edmund F. Budz, a.k.a. "Big Ed," "Sweetie Pie," "Pooper Head," "Potato Eyes," "Uncle Duck," "Pards," "Papa," and "Golf Sux," passed away July 10,1999 , at the age of 54. He is survived by his wife, Diane of 32 years- three children, Julie (Budz) Doughty, Scott and Tara (Budz) Hunt, Nick Budz- two beautiful grandchildren, Jacob and Shayne Kathleen Doughty, all of Pueblo West- father, Frank Budz- sisters, Carol and Susie Budz of Illinois- a dog, Roxie- and a cockatiel, Max- and numerous relatives and friends. Eddie Bud moved to Pueblo West from Chicago 27 years ago after he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He went on to develop his talents as a carpenter and was president/owner of Trim Rite Interiors. For many years he umpired softball at the P.W. ball fields. He was a charter member of the Lyons and an avid member of the Senior Beacon and PGA Golf Association. Ed loved to golf (a scratch golfer!), fish, hunt, bowl, and give people guff. He always had a smile and a good joke! He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend. For that he will always be remembered and missed by all. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday Funeral Home Chapel. Crematino Crematory. Viewing, from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday.

Buechele, M. William
M. William Buechele - Huerfano World – September 14, 2006 – M. William (Bill) Buechele was born December 23, 1928 in Altoona, PA and departed this life September 8, 2006 in Walsenburg. He was affectionately known by the younger members of his family as “Uncle Bill.” He received his early education in the Walsenburg school system and was a graduate of CU Boulder, where he also taught. He lived in Germany for a year, served four years in the U. S. Air Force, taught German at the University of West Virginia for 17 years, and worked for the U. S. Department of Agriculture for 10 years, serving in Walsenburg, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo offices. Bill loved telling jokes, making up poetry and speaking German. He is preceded in death by his mother, Edna Dick Matthews, grandparents Hugh and Mae Dick, aunts and uncles. He is survived by cousins Barbara (Howard) Drury, Shana (Patrick) Stollsteimer, Damien and Derek Stollsteimer, all of Pueblo, Mark (Laurie) Erwin, Ryan and Colton Dick and Aunt Almira “Peggy” Dick of Ione, CA and a host of friends including Lori Vigil and Paul Valdez. At Bill's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 16 at Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg. [Editor's Note: SSDI indicates Modestus W. Buechele born 23 Dec 1928, died 8 Sep 2006, Walsenburg, Huerfano, Colorado.]

Buecker, Anna M.
Anna M. Buecker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 1987 - Anna M. Buecker, July 1, 1987. Survived by several cousins, including Henry Pettit, Pueblo; her sister-in-law, Janice Buecker, Tacoma, Wash.; and nieces, JoAnn Tingue and Genette Leebrick, also of Tacoma. Predeceased by her brother, Eugene J. Buecker. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Miss Buecker graduated from Central High School in 1920. She attended the University of Northern Colorado, formerly Colorado State College of Education, and was issued a graduate life certificate of teaching when she graduated in 1925. She received her BA degree in 1943 from Greeley. She taught at Minnequa School from 1920-1924, Edison School from 1924-1932 and then back to Minnequa School from 1932-1967 and was kindergarten director when she retired in 1967, after 47 years with School District No. 60. An accomplished musician on the organ and piano, she also taught music in the school system. A member of St. Patrick parish and PERA. Rosary recitation followed by Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Buecker, Joseph
Joseph Buecker - Pueblo Chieftain – February 7, 1900 – Well Known Here - Many Puebloans will be pained to learn of the death of Joseph Buecker at Denver yesterday. He was well known among smelter men having lived here for a number of years, being 40 years old at the time of his death. The remains will be brought from Denver today and buried from the residence of his brother Henry Buecker, at block T. He was a member of the Iron City, lodge, No. 4, A. O. U. W., and the Miner's union at Victor. The time of the funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain – February 8, 1900 – Funeral Friday - Funeral services of the late Joseph Buecker will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from the home of his brother, 57 block, T and at 9:30 from St. Patrick's church. The funeral will be under the auspices of the A. O. U. W. of which the deceased was a member.

Buehler, Mary
Mary Buehler - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2005 - Mary Buehler, 101, passed away Nov. 17, 2005, at the Life Care Center Nursing Home in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Claudia Sumruld; her first husband, Elmer Watkins; second husband, Bill Buehler; special friend, Tom Murgatroyd; six brothers; sons-in-law, Eugene Hicks and George Gray; daughter-in-law, Lee Ann Watkins; granddaughter, Andrea Barker. She is survived by her children, Alma (Gordon) Barker, Vernon (Lovina) Watkins, Noraetta Hicks, Betty Gray, Bill (Dorothy) Watkins, Bob Watkins; also survived by numerous grand, great, great-great, and great-great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mary participated in SRDA and Meals On Wheels. She was a charter member of the 40 Club, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office.

Buell, Verna Elizabeth
Verna Elizabeth Buell – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 2006 - Verna Elizabeth Buell, 91, died at home in Los Angeles on August 18, 2006. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. on January 31, 1915 Π the eldest of 3 children born to Walter and Eva Cann. A classical pianist in her early years, she performed a piano concerto with the Pueblo Civic Symphony at the age of 17. After graduation, she worked as a secretary and played sheet music for customers at a downtown Pueblo music store. In 1935, she married Rei Christopher, then Director of Music for the Pueblo public school system (and former French horn player with John Philip Sousa's concert band). During her 35-year marriage to Mr. Christopher, she became interested in flying and earned both her pilot and commercial licenses. She worked for Continental Airlines in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver from 1946 until her retirement in 1971 primarily as a radio operator and station agent. She became an active member of the "99s" a nation-wide group for women pilots, and also served as President of the Western Women's Pilot's Association for a time. Widowed in 1970, she met and married Bob Buell (a fellow Continental employee) in 1971 and subsequently moved to Los Angeles. During her 35-year marriage to Mr. Buell, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia. Her hobbies included golf, photography and gourmet cooking. Verna was a life-long member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. Preceded in death by her brother (Walter Cann, Jr.), she is survived by her husband, Bob; her sister and brother-in-law, Audra (Cann) and Joe Conner; nieces, nephews and stepchildren. Condolences may be sent to her husband, Bob, at 635 Paseo de la Playa, #305, Redondo Beach, Calif. 90277, and her sister Audra Conner, .229 Garfield Dr., Henderson, Nev. 89074.

Bueniss, Carino
Carino Bueniss – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 5, 1877 – Suicide – The Leader has a long account of the death of Carino Bueniss, who died from the effects of a pistol shot fired by his own hands on last Tuesday morning near the jail in West Las Animas. There are some people who question the suicide theory, believing that a foul murder has been perpetrated. The deceased was a Mexican and a herder. It is not probable that anyone will be arrested on a suspicion of murder, though some of the circumstances look strange, if not suspicious.

Bueno, Antoinette Eloisa
Antoinette Eloisa Baca Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2005 - Antoinette Eloisa Baca Bueno, 72, affectionately known by family and friends as "Toni" departed this life Dec. 13, 2005. She was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Maxwell, N.M., to the union of Alberto and Eloisa Gutierrez Baca, who preceded her in death along with brothers, Lee Baca, Lawrence "Lencho" Baca, Anselmo Gonzalez, Manuel Baca, John "Shorty" Baca; sister; Rose Pacheco. Toni loved trips to Cripple Creek, and lived to spend her days with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her beloved dogs, Belle and Taco. She is survived by her husband, Fred Bueno; her children, Carol (Dan) Lopez, Nick Casias, Mike (Diane) Bueno, Paul (Cathy) Bueno; sisters, Esther Madrid, Ida Baca, Charlotte Gonzalez and Palmie Autobee. She also is survived by eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Westwind Campus of Care. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, with Deacon John Wertz officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bueno, Corinne J.
Corinne J. (Cardona) Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2002 - Corinne J. (Cardona) Bueno, 51, departed this life Aug. 4, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born Dec. 31, 1950. She was retired from School District 60's payroll department. She loved her God, her family and friends, reading a good book and family gatherings at her home. Preceded in death by her mother, Ida Sandoval; former husband, Anthony O. "Doc" Bueno. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Albert R. Rael; children, Anthony O. Bueno II, Anjeanette M. (Dennis) Earhart; siblings, Beatrice (Margarito) Montoya, Suzanne Brown, Fred (Sandra) Sandoval; stepchildren, Ray (Patty) Rael, Lori (James) Trujillo, Elouise (Robert) Eveatt, Juanita (Fernando) Morales; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. At Corinne's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Roselawn Cemetery. Minister Larry Perrino officiating.

Bueno, Elizabeth
Elizabeth (Liz) Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2002 - Elizabeth (Liz) Bueno, affectionately known as Honey, unexpectedly passed away following a brief illness at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 14, 2002. She was 74. She was born in Starkville, Colo., on Sept. 15, 1927, to Frances (Sevada) and Vincente Fernandez. Elizabeth was an LPN for many years having worked at Mount San Rafael Hospital, Miner's Colfax Medical Center and Trinidad State Nursing Home. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crocheting and loved her dog Sammy. A devoted grandmother, aunt and friend, Honey loved caring for her grandchildren, nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was a special friend to many and her goodness, kindness, sense of humor and special smile were shared by many. Preceding her in death are her parents; brothers, Daniel Fernandez, John (Sadie) Fernandez, Edward "Eddie" Fernandez; and son-in-law, Jerry Whelan. Survivors are her husband, Maldo Bueno; stepchildren, Odel (Edward) Marquez, Rosemary Whelan (Jon Brewster); grandchildren, Clayton Marquez (Dana Prigmore), Jamie Marquez-Archuleta, Katherine Marquez, Lisa Whelan; sisters, Isabelle (A.C.) Heldenbrand, Rose (the late Henry) Romero; brothers, Benny (Mary) Fernandez, Lee Fernandez; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Louie (Mary) Bueno, Aurora (the late Louie) Gomez, Arlene Romero, Maria (Ben) Lamorie, Priscilla (the late Tano) Bueno, Isabel (Filbert) Cordova, Dolores (the late Tony) Bueno, Irene (Steve) Madrid, Felix Bueno, Julia (the late Andrew) Bueno; numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren including special niece, Carmen Ruselowski. She is also survived by a host of many dear friends and neighbors, who include the Gilbert Sanchez family, Fred Olivo family and Margaret Montoya. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil Rites will be 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Holy Trinity Church with funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Gene Renard. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Manuel Bueno and Guy Molinaro. Active pallbearers are her nephews, Paul Fernandez, Michael Romero, Gilbert Romero, Matthew Bueno, Tim Bueno; and grandson, Clayton Marquez. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Colorado Affiliate, Inc., 2450 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210-5846, American Lung Association of Colorado, 1600 Race Street, Denver, CO 80206, or Noah's Ark, P.O. Box 478, Trinidad, CO 81082. Immediately following the services, family will gather at a location to be announced later to receive family and friends. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Bueno, Florencio
Florencio Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1999 - Florencio Bueno, 77, passed away Feb. 4, 1999. Survived by his wife, Flora Bueno- children, John (Delia) Bueno, Florencio (Juanita) Bueno Jr., William (Theresa) Bueno, Donna (George) Solano, David (Patricia) Bueno, Paul (Debbie) Bueno, and Charles Bueno- brother, Margarito Bueno- 17 grandchildren- and 16 great-grandchildren also survive. He was also a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. At his request, there will be no services. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Bueno, Joseph P.
Joseph P. Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1986 - Joseph P. Bueno, 46, passed away at Parkview Medical Center, Oct. 15, 1986. Mr. Bueno is survived by three children, Kathy (Felix) Garcia of Pueblo; James Bueno of Fort Carson; and Joseph Bueno; one grandchild, Amanda Garcia; and his parents, Phillip and Sadie Bueno, all of Pueblo. He is also survived by four sisters and two brothers, Mary (Dennis) Malick of California; Virginia (Dan) Gustamante of Pueblo; Mary Jane Bronnenberg of Colorado Springs; George (Julie) Bueno of Minneapolis, Minn.; Helen (Mike) Phillips of Colorado Springs; Anthony (Corrine) Bueno of Pueblo; Debbie (Kent) Weagel of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bueno was born Feb. 25, 1940, in Colorado Springs, and had resided in Pueblo since 1945. Visitation hours from 1 p.m. until time of rosary recitation today; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at St. Anthony of Padua with Father Dan Huber officiating. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 132 St. Louis Avenue following interment. Military honors will be performed by Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Bueno, Josephine M.
Josephine "Jodee" M. Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1997 - Josephine "Jodee" M. Bueno passed away July 29, 1997. Preceded in death by her parents, Marcus I. Vialpando Sr., Rose C. Vialpando- brother, Marcus I. Vialpando Jr. Survived by her husband, Theodore J. Bueno- children, Claire Bueno, T.J. (Chris) Bloese-Bueno- brothers and sisters, Joan Vialpando, Arthur B. (Mary Lou) Vialpando, Charles Vialpando, George (Mary Ellen) Vialpando, Bernadine Vialpando- numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bueno was a public librarian for 25 years; she received her education from Pueblo Catholic High School, Loretto Heights College, Pueblo Community College, and the University of Southern Colorado. She was a member of Para Librarians Association, and Our Lady of the Meadows Church, active in parish council and other functions. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 1997. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 1997. Both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Library District or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Bueno, Louis A.
Louis A. Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2000 - Louis A. Bueno, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 8, 2000, at VA Hospital in Denver, Colo. Born June 19, 1916, in Wagon Mound, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Federico and Telesfora Bueno; one brother, Marcelino Bueno; and one sister, Rebecca Pacheco. Louis lived with his brother and sister-in-law, Fred (Antoinette) Bueno of Pueblo; sisters, Gloria Medina, Pueblo, Stephanie Garcia, Pueblo, and Dolores Martinez, La Junta; godsons, Joe Pacheco, Pueblo, and Robert Medina, Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Graveside funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Bueno, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1998 - Mary Louise Bueno, 62, affectionately known as Mary Lou" passed away Feb. 23, 1998, in Pueblo. Survived by her eight children, Joey (Rita) Borjon, Chris Anne Galvez, Manuel (Jackie) Navarro, Doris Cooper, Rey Lee Lawrence, Leslie (Troy) Lane, Lena (Brad) Graham, Tina Bueno- brothers and sisters, Dora Acosta, Manuel (Rosemary) Rosales, John (Patricia) Rosales, Socorro (Paul) Hernandez, Jesus "Chuey" (Jane) Rosales, Beki Hood, Dan (Dolores) Rosales. Also survived by 13 grandchildren- three godchildren- and a host of other relatives. Born on Sept. 30, 1935, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel Rosales, Mary Rosales-Borjon and Felix Borjon- brother, Michael Rosales. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Angelus Chapel. Vigil Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave. Reception to follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Lou Rosales Bueno Memorial Award co Central High School, 216 E. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Bueno, Patrick
Patrick Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2005 - Patrick Bueno, 73, of Pueblo, died unexpectedly at the family home on Nov. 11, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, James Bueno; mother, Margaret Bueno; sister, Faye Bailey; nephew, Rodney Blankenship; niece, Beverly Blankenship. Survived by loving wife of 45 years, Corrine M. Bueno, of the family home. Also survived by children, Glenda Gallegos (Rick Trujillo), Patrick (Carmela) Bueno, Lerlyn Bueno, James (Tish) Bueno, Mary Bueno. Grandchildren, Jacque, Michael, Lauren, Stephanie, Jerid, Brianna, Trevor, Malorie, Jimmy, Brandon, and Makaila. Brother: James (Kiyoko) Bueno. Sisters: Corine (Ray) Carley, Mary Blankenship. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Enos (Lucy) Ruybal, Joseph (Irene) Lujan, Josie (John) Gonzales, Prescilla (Gerson) Roybal, Zeke (Dee) Lujan, Manuel Lujan, Annie (Jim) Suazo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends. Retired from Alpha Beta after 28 years of service. Also retired from County Market. Loved hunting, camping, raising animals, farming, and spending time with his family. He was known for his humorous stories, and ability to put a smile on everyone's face. Viewing, noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 pm. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Joseph Church. Family and friends will be received at St. Joseph Church Hall following both services.

Bueno, Sadie
Sadie Bueno - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1987 - Mrs. Sadie Bueno, 2220 Fernwood Dr., Colorado Springs, departed this life at her home Dec. 18, 1987. Born Aug. 8, 1916, in Starkville, she lived in Pueblo, having moved to Colorado Springs five years ago. Predeceased by son Joseph P. Bueno, Oct. 15, 1986, she is survived by husband Phillip Bueno; two sons, George (Julie) Bueno, Minneapolis, Minn., Anthony (Corrinne) Bueno, Pueblo; five daughters, Mary (Dennis) Malick, Fort Mohave, Ariz., Virginia (Dan) Gustamante, Pueblo, Mary Jane Bronnenberg, Helen (Mike) Phillips, Debbie (Kent) Weagel, all of Colorado Springs; 27 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Monday, Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 900 E. Routt, the Rev. Raymond P. Grimes celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 132 St. Louis

Buffalo, Carmella
Carmella Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1998 - Carmella Buffalo, age 86, passed away Oct. 14, 1998. Survived by her daughter, Virginia (John) Clower and daughter-in-law, Donna Buffalo. Grandmother of Michael (Laurie) Clower, Lonnie (Melissa) Clower, John Buffalo, Joey Buffalo, Allison Sperry, Jennifer Sperry and Joseph Sperry. Great-grandmother of Michael Clower Jr. and Deston Clower. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Mike Buffalo- son, Joe Buffalo- an infant son, Joe Buffalo- brother, John Dazzio- and sisters, Mary Pisciotta, Pauline Pantaleo and Jennie Pantaleo. Mrs. Buffalo was a member of St. Joseph Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Buffalo, Catherine Rose
Catherine Rose Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2002 - Catherine Rose Buffalo, 85, born Sept. 5, 1916, passed away July 2, 2002. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Sam of 38 years; mother and father, Frank and Catherine Montera; brother, Cecil Montera; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Survived by her loving family: daughter, Ginny Biby (fiancιe, Joe Pasquale); grandson, Sam (Julie) Biby; great-granddaughters, Dylan and Hannah Biby; granddaughter, Cathy Biby; and great-grandson, Samuel Mead; brother, Ralph (Josephine) Montera; sisters, Lee (Al) Lanci and Faye Mulay, sisters-in-law, Sylvia Montera and Geraldine Buffalo; brothers-in-law, Dominic Pisciotta, Charles (Pauline) Buffalo, Joe Buffalo, Richard (Sylvia) Buffalo and Frank (Verna) Buffalo. Also survived by her extended family: Rachel, Slava, Christina and Nicholas Bakhour, Laurie Plutt, Rosemary Billick; numerous nieces, nephews and primary care providers, Dorothy McDowell and Pat Archuleta. Catherine was a very kind, gentle, loving and generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who adored her family. She willingly and with all of her heart sacrificed her own needs for the needs of her family. Catherine and her late husband owned and operated the Liberty Bar, until their retirement in 1976. The family will receive friends and relatives during visitation, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2002, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

Buffalo, Charles
Charles Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2005 - Charles Buffalo, 88, passed away Dec. 28, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Pauline (Geonetta) Buffalo of the family home. Also survived by his son, Joseph Samuel (Laura) Buffalo; grandchildren, Kevin (Courtney Holt) Buffalo, Kristine (Ryan) Smith and Kurt (Julie) Buffalo; great-grandson, Dylan Tyler Smith. Also survived by brother, Richard Buffalo; brother-in-law, Sam (Annette) Geonetta; sister-in-law, Virginia (Richard) Blatnick; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Charles owned and operated the Buffalo Tavern from 1946 to 1973. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Virginia (Martlaro) Buffalo; sisters, Pauline Cacciatore, Mary Pisciotta and Ann Silchia; brothers, Mike, Sylvester, Samuel, Joseph and Frank. The family will receive friends from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests no food.

Buffalo, Frank
Frank Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - Frank Buffalo, 79, born March 27, 1926, passed away Oct. 22, 2005. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Verna Buffalo; and parents, Giuseppe and Virginia Buffalo. Survived by his two daughters, Jeana (Terry) Hindmarch and Paula (Jim) LoPresti; grandchildren, Michelle Hindmarch and J.P. LoPresti; brothers, Charlie (Pauline), and Richard Buffalo; brother-in-law, Dominic Pisciotta; sisters-in-law, Gerry Buffalo and Martha Huerta; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Also preceded in death by sisters, Pauline (Joe) Cacciatore, Mary Pisciotta and Ann (Joe) Silchia; brothers, Mike (Carmella), Sam (Catherine), Syl, and Joe (Rose); sister-in-law, Sylvia Buffalo; and brother-in-law, Eddie Ossola. Frank was a member of Holy Family Parish. He had a special love for his family and enjoyed gardening. Frank retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in October of 1986. The family will receive friends, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Prayer of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Buffalo, Joseph
Joseph Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2004 - Joseph Buffalo, 82, lifetime Pueblo resident passed away on May 20, 2004. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Rosemarie Buffalo, in 1991. Also preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Virginia Buffalo; sisters, Pauline Cacciatore, Mary Pisciotta, Anna Silkhia; brothers, Mike, Sam and Sylvester Buffalo; son-in-law, Tom Guay, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dan and Jennie Quirico. He is survived by his children, Jodean Guay, Calvin (Trish) Buffalo and Alvin (Sherry) Buffalo; seven grandchildren; brothers, Charles, Frank and Richard Buffalo. Also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and many friends. Joe served in the Army in World War II in the European Theater, a member of Our Lady of the Meadows. He was a member of the Eagles No. 145, Elks No. 90 BPOE, Good Sam's Club and La Familia. He was an avid pool player and enjoyed dancing. He farmed throughout his life but truly enjoyed his career as a cosmetologist. The legacy he leaves behind has been instilled with his honesty, integrity and good work ethics. He was a true family man. Joe will be deeply missed by the many lives he touched. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, immediately followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m. at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2004, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests those who wish to make memorial contributions in memory of Joseph Buffalo to the American Heart Association through the funeral home office. Family may be contacted at the family home.

Buffalo, Sylvia Mae
Sylvia Mae Colletti Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2002 - Sylvia Mae Colletti Buffalo, 74, affectionately known as “Teda,” born March 1, 1928, passed away Aug. 18, 2002. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Richard Buffalo; children, Ginny Burger and Charlene (Dael) Clarkson; grandchildren, Matthew and Timothy Clarkson; and special family member, Cathy Montera. Also survived by her brothers, Frank (Lucille) Colletti and Charles (Phyllis) Colletti; brothers-in-law, Charles (Pauline) Buffalo, Joe Buffalo, Frank (Verna) Buffalo and Dominic Pisciotta; sister-in-law, Geraldine Buffalo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia Colletti; infant brother, John Colletti; stepmother, Lula Colletti; and grandparents, John and Rose Musso. Sylvia was a member of Christ the King Parish and St. Theresa Society. She was a day-care provider for many years and enjoyed music, camping, family activities and her precious dog, Buddy. Sylvia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family and friends meant the world to her. The family will be present for visitation, Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Christ the King Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

Buffalo, Verna L.
Verna L. Buffalo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2003 - Verna L. Buffalo, 72, went to be with the Lord, Feb. 21, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born May 29, 1930, in Florence, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lucille Ossola. Survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Frank Buffalo; her very dear children, Jeana (Terry) Hindmarch of Scottsdale, Ariz., Paula (Jim) LoPresti of Colorado Springs; specially loved grandchildren, Michelle and James Paul; sister, Martha Huerta; brother, Eddie Ossola; many beloved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Verna retired from School District No. 60 Food Service Department, after 25 years of dedicated service. Visitation, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, 10 a.m. both to be held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Buffington, Pauline
Pauline Buffington - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2003 - Pauline Buffington, 75, passed away Dec. 7, 2003. She was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Pueblo, to the union of Joe and Gladys Benesch. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Evans; her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Pauline leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 35 years, James Buffington; children, Nancy Prince, Roger (Donna) Evans; stepchildren, Debbie Buffington and Jimmy Buffington; grandchildren, Karl Prince, Jodi (Joe) Kollruss, Jeffrey Evans, Jerrod Evans, Crystal Evans, Erin (Lawrence) Wallace, Nicole Flores; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Esther) Benesch; sisters, Leila (Darrell) Clarke, Alice (Jim) Shaffer, Norma (Ronald) Glach; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Pauline retired as a LPN; and was also the president of the Pueblo Ham Club for one year, as well as handled emergency calls on the amateur network for several years. Pauline will always be remembered for her great sense of family, where she accepted everyone into, as well as shared her opinions with. She will be sadly missed. Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Avondale United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the church or charity of choice.

Buford, Hazel M.
Hazel M. Buford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1986 - Hazel M. Buford, 66. This beautiful person was taken by the Lord on March 15, 1986. She is survived by sons, William (Elaine) Buford of Baton Rouge, La., Michael (Lannie) Buford of Topeka, Kan.; daughter, Lori (Chuck) Macchietto of Pueblo, Also survived by brothers, Budge (Mildred) Threlkeld of Pueblo, Les (Marilyn) Threlkeld of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; sister, Marian Large of Napa, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, William L. "Les" Buford on Oct. 28,1985. Mrs. Buford was born on Aug. 29, 1919, in Trinidad and moved to Pueblo 17 years ago. She was a senior secretary for USC until her retirement. Visitation hours from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home, Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 1986, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Entombment, Last Supper Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at 2691 Elmwood. Friends who wish may contribute to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Buford, William L.
William L. "Les" Buford - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1985 - William L. "Les" Buford, 75, departed this life on Oct. 28, 1985. Survived by wife. Hazel M. Buford of Pueblo; sons, William (Elaine) Buford of Baton Rouge, La., Michael (Lannie) Buford of Topeka, Kan.; daughter, Lori (Chuck) Macchietto of Pueblo; and eight grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Georgia Lee and Sammie Grace. Preceded in death by parents, George and Martha Buford; and numerous brothers and sisters. Mr. Buford was born Aug. 27, 1910, in Hansford, Texas, and lived in Trinidad before moving to Pueblo in 1968. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked for Four Seasons Nursing Home until he retired. Visitation hours from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1985, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Entombment, Last Supper Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2691 Elmwood Circle following the service. The family suggests donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Builta, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Builta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2005 - Dorothy M. Builta, 78, passed away July 27, 2005, after a short illness. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, John Jr.; children, James (Sherry), Polly (Larry) Wolf; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dorothy enjoyed Christmas with her grandchildren and family barbecues. She also enjoyed going to Cripple Creek. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. At her request no viewing. Donations may be made in her memory to Fuente de Vida Hospice, 1716 Reading, Pueblo, CO 81001. Friends may be received at the family home.

Builta, Michael J.
Michael J. Builta – Colorado Springs Gazette – July 16, 2009 – May 8, 1975 – July 13, 2009 - Mike is survived by his loving wife of 12 years Shari and 2 daughters Brittani (13), Beulah (9) and his son Tony (6); his parents Ben & Sherry Builta; sisters Wanda (Johnny) Trujillo and Brenda Builta; mother-in-law Susan Gutierrez, father-in-law John (Francis) Gutierrez, sisters-in-law Dawna (Dean), Nasia (Gabe) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born in Pueblo and graduated from Aguilar HS in 1993. Mike also served in our country for numerous years in the US Army National Guard, He continued his education and graduated from the CSPD Academy in 2005, he has been serving with the CSPD ever since. Mike took great pride in his career. Mike enjoyed working with all the officers at Sand Creek Mid's. Mike loved his Harley and riding with his friends Jason (Kimberly) Gasper and Scott (Janie) Evans. He always made a point to participate in any fund raisers with The Blue Knights, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Masonic Masons. Mike made sure he was always involved in all of his kids' sporting events especially soccer. He was a dedicated proud member of Old Chicago's Wall of Foam where he regularly met many friends including him and his wife's very close friend Maribel Ramirez. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service is planned for 12:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2009, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted for his family in Shari Builta's name at ENT Federal Credit Union Bank.

Bukovsky, Edith
Edith “Edie” Bukovsky – Pueblo Chieftain – October 24, 2006 - Edith "Edie" Bukovsky, 80, passed away Oct. 22, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her seven children, Beverly Jordan of Delta, Colo., Julie Baehr of Brighton, Colo., Mike Bukovsky (Peggy Meservey), Nancy (Steve) Jaquez, Rob (Karen) Bukovsky, Cheryl (Daniel) Robles and Terri (Gary) Hambalek, all of Pueblo; also survived by 21 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandkids and great-grandkids, cooking, music, flowers, crafts; and she even learned how to operate her computer. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Donations may be made in Edie's memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in care of the funeral home office.

Buksar, Mary L.
Mary L. Buksar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1998 - Mary L. Buksar, 88, passed away Oct. 25, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael Buksar. Survived by her son, Ron (Dorothy) Buksar, Pueblo. Grandmother of Suzanne (Rusty) Ethredge, and Lori (Chris) Quigley, all of Pueblo. Great-grandmother of Cody and Dustin Ethredge and Casey and Jessy Quigley. Also survived by sister, Stephanie Ladd, Pueblo- nieces, Linda (Mike) Burrer, Pueblo, Karen (Kent) Denny, Denver- great-niece, Alissa Burrer- and great-nephew, Weston Burrer. Mrs. Buksar was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home office.

Buksar, Mary M.
Mary M. Buksar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1987 - Mary M. Buksar, 83, passed away Jan. 13, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her nephew, Ronald (Dorothy) Buksar; great-nieces, Suzanne (Rusty) Ethredge, Lori (Chris) Quigley; sister-in-law, Mary L. Buksar, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by one sister, Veronica Buksar; two brothers, Hubert and Michael Buksar. Member of St. Anthony Church. Retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1972, following 26 years of service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food, the body will lie in state from 2 until 8 p.m. Thursday and until noon Friday. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 1987, St. Anthony Church, 225 Clark, with Father Daniel Huber officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call at 43 Baylor.

Bulander, Thelma Marie
Thelma Marie Bulander - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2000 - Thelma Marie Bulander, 79, passed away on Oct. 20, 2000. She was born on Aug. 24, 1921, in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1939. After high school, she held numerous jobs including the telephone company during WWII and retired from District Court in 1986. Thelma was a member of First Baptist Church for 64 years and was a Deaconess Emeritus. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Louise Hayse. Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Arthur; sons, Keith of Pueblo, Wayne (Mary); and granddaughter, Kaylyn of Arvada, Colo.; nephew, Douglas Adams of Waynesville, N.C.; nieces, Cynthia Adams of San Diego, Calif., and Brenda Sheppard of Charlotte N.C.; as well as other relatives. Mrs. Bulander enjoyed traveling in all the 50 states as well as Canada, Israel, Egypt, Greece, and the Caribbean Islands. Thelma enjoyed knitting, playing board games and church activities. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Bulette, Francis M.
Francis M. Bulette – Pueblo Indicator – September 13, 1913 – Miss Francis M. Bulette, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Bulette, died at an early hour Tuesday.

Bulger, William
William Bulger – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 26, 1870 – Died at the Pueblo House, in Pueblo, on Friday, the 20th inst., of typhoid fever, Wm. Bulger, aged about twenty-two years, formerly of Massachusetts.

Bull, Herbert
Herbert "Ray" Bull - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2005 - Herbert "Ray" Bull, 76, of Pueblo West, passed away May 29, 2005. Ray retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force in 1997, after 28 years of service. Preceded in death by his father, Lyle; mother, Geraldine; and brother, Wilbur Lee. Ray is survived by his wife, Suzanne; sons, Keith and Ken; daughters, Lynn Johnson and Ann Bull; and grandsons, Jesse, Nate and Drew Bull and Hunter Johnson. Ray was an avid and enthusiastic golfer and will be missed by his many friends at Walking Stick. A private family memorial service will be held in late June. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, through the funeral home.

Bullard, Richard W.
Richard W. Bullard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1997 - Richard W. Bullard, 86, formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 9, 1997, in Las Cruces, N.M. Mr. Bullard was born in Horace, Kan., in 1910. He was an electrical engineer at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., retiring in 1974. Mr. Bullard attended primary and secondary schools in Pueblo, Colo. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a M.A. degree in education from Columbia University in New York. Richard Wellington Bullard married Velma Verone Rose in Pueblo, Colo., in 1936. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage together. Mr. Bullard is preceded in death by his brother, Phil Stephens, also of Pueblo. Mr. Bullard is survived by his wife, Velma, and a son, Stan Bullard, both of Las Cruces, N.M. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that donations be made to a charity of choice through the funeral home office.

Bullard, Velma Verone Rose
Velma Verone Rose Bullard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2000 - Velma Verone Rose Bullard, 90, passed away on Jan. 2, 2000, at Aspen House in Las Cruces, N.M. Mrs. Bullard was born July 25, 1909, in Johnstown, Neb., to F. Stanton Rose and Edna Humphrey Rose. Her family later moved to southern Colorado where her father and mother homesteaded the land. Mrs. Bullard attended primary and secondary schools in Pueblo. In 1932, she graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a major in biology and a minor in English. Velma Rose married Richard "Dick" Bullard on June 20, 1936. She and Richard were married for 61 years. In Colorado, Mrs. Bullard was a homemaker and public school teacher. She was a member of the Reserve Officer Association, where her husband was a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. She was also a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bullard had resided in Las Cruces since 1959. She was a past member of the following organizations: Knife and Fork Club, Southwest Mental Health, American Association of University Women and Women's Improvement Association. Mrs. Bullard was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Bullard; brothers, Orin Rose and Austin Rose; and nephews, Donald Stephens and Orin S. Rose. She is survived by her son, Stan Bullard of Las Cruces; niece, Ruth Simon of Pueblo; grand niece, Michelle Godri of Douglassville, Pa.; and a grand nephew, Brett Simon of Austin, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Roselawn Cemetery, with Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to a charity of choice.

Bumgardner, Clarence A.
Clarence A. Bumgardner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 1999 - Clarence A. Bumgardner, 77, of Pueblo, formerly of Parachute, Colo., passed away April 18, 1999. Born Aug. 4, 1921, in Parachute. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Allen and Cora Ella Bumgardner- one daughter, Rachel Esther Bumgardner- five brothers- and one sister. Survived by his loving wife, Lillian R. Bumgardner, of the family home, Pueblo- sons, Bob (Sybil) Bumgardner, Las Vegas, Nev., and Al (Lori) Bumgardner, Greeley, Colo.- stepchildren, Jim (Nancy) Martinez, Trinidad, Patti (Bill) Bright, Colorado Springs, Michael (Cecilia) Martinez, Woodland Park, Shirley (Ray) Hurtado, Colorado Springs, and Karol (Mark) Heady, Pueblo- brother, Gene (Eileen) Bumgardner, Debeque, Colo.- 16 grandchildren- and nine great-grandchildren. Clarence's first passion was for the Lord, his second was for his family. Some activities which he enjoyed were hunting, fishing and camping. He was a deacon with The Church of God. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel, Rev. Stephen Smith and Rev. Keven Lewis officiating. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. (NOTE: INTERMENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO ROSELAWN CEMETERY. April, 21, 1999.)

Bunch, James George
James George Bunch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2000 - James George Bunch, 80, former Pueblo resident departed this life Dec. 18, 2000, in Oakland, Calif. Preceded in death by his wife, Florine Bunch, in 1995. Mr. Bunch was born in Pueblo, Colo., July 15, 1920, to the union of William and Bernice Bunch. They also preceded him in death. Survived by his children, Edward Earl Bunch, Barbara Bunch and Floranne Bunch, all of Oakland, Calif.; siblings, William J. (Leslie) Bunch, San Mateo, Calif., Eugene H. (Katherine) Bunch, Topeka, Kan., M.D. (Nettie) Bunch, Lafayette, Colo., Esther Jenkins, Los Angeles, Calif., James H. (Nellie) McNeal, Pueblo; seven grandchildren also survive. At Mr. Bunch's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to be announced later.

Bunch, Kyle W. Sr.
Kyle W. Bunch Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1978 - Kyle W. Bunch Sr., passed away in a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary W. Bunch of 2520 Hyacinth, where the family may be contacted. Father of Kyle Bunch Jr., also of Pueblo, grandfather of four and brother of Warren A. Bunch of Iola, Kan., and Mrs. Erdine Brown of Beaver Dam, Ky. Mr. Bunch was a member of the Masonic lodge of Amarillo, Texas, the Shriners of Amarillo and First Presbyterian Church. He was born Nov. 26, 1891, in Rochester, Ky., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1970. He was employed as a superintendent for Kerr-McGee Oil Co. Mr. and Mrs. Bunch were married Feb. 28, 1923. Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, with the Rev. R. Michael Holmes officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bunch, Kyle Willis Jr.
Kyle Willis Bunch Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 1997 - Kyle Willis Bunch Jr. passed away on Sept. 4, 1997. He is predeceased by his parents, Mary W. and Kyle W. Bunch Sr. Surviving are his wife, Barbara- mother-in-law, Annie Smith, of the family home- children, Latisha Bunch, Pueblo, Allen (Debbie) Bunch, Fort Worth, Marsha (Don) Throndson-Merry, Denver, and Kyle J. Bunch PhD., Salt Lake City- stepchildren, Carol (James) Wunder, Orlando, and David (Linda) Blazis, Colorado Springs- grandchildren, Courtney Throndson and Eric, Amy and Kyle E. Bunch- step grandchildren, Aaron, Lauren and Edward Blazis, Emily, Bethany and Stephanie Wunder- brother-in-law, Robert E. Smith, Houston- and nephews and cousins. Born Oct. 30, 1925, in Breckenridge, Texas, raised in Pampa, Texas, where he graduated from high school. He received his formal academic training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a Master's Degree in Fine Arts and studied under Jan Van Porjenbroock, Antwerp, Belgium. Kyle taught art in Colorado public schools for 35 years, beginning in Olney Springs, then Spann Elementary, Corwin Middle School and the last 18 years at South High. Mr. Bunch taught art classes for the Parks Department for over 20 years. He had an active art business, specializing in oils and was intrigued by lights, textures and reflections. He opened his first studio in Taos and has paintings in private collections in virtually every state. Kyle was a founder, charter member and second president of the Pueblo Art Guild- one of the originators and first superintendent of the Colorado State Fair art show- a member of the Beulah Valley Arts Council, the Greenhorn Valley Arts Council, Colorado Springs Art Guild, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Fremont County Arts Center and the Colorado Artists Association. Kyle was an avid dancer and was a member of the Broadmoor Waltz Club, a charter member of the Southern Colorado Family Polka Club- charter and board member of Footnotes Ballroom Dance Club- Pairs and Spares and Buttons and Bows square dance clubs- Roundalaires, Rythmaires, Debonaires, Columbine Twirlers and Twilight Twirlers Round Dance Clubs. He was also a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and Pueblo Elks No. 90. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Kyle's name to El Pueblo Boys' and Girls' Ranch or the Pueblo Art Guild. The family would like to thank Dr. Bartecchi and Life Care Center Staff.

Bunch, Mary W.
Mary W. Bunch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 1986 - Mary W. Bunch, 99, departed this life on Jan. 15, 1986. Survived by son, Kyle W. (Barbara) Bunch Jr. of Pueblo; grandchildren, Latisha Bunch of Pueblo, Allen (Debbie) Bunch of Fort Worth, Texas, Marsha Throndson of Colorado Springs and Kyle J. Bunch of Salt Lake City, Utah; great-granddaughter, Courtney Throndson of Colorado Springs; nieces, Winona (Charley) Stafford of Tulsa, Okla., and Mary (Jim) Childress of Hale Center, Texas; and nephew, Carl (Shirley) Ross of Simi Valley, Calif. Preceded in death by husband, Kyle W. Bunch Sr. Mrs. Bunch was born on March 25, 1886, in Missouri. She taught school in Oklahoma for several years before she was married to Kyle Bunch in 1923. After their marriage, the couple resided in Pampa, Texas, for most of their lives. While in Texas, Mrs. Bunch was a member of the Eastern Star. Mr. and Mrs. Bunch then moved to Arkansas, where Mr. Bunch was a rancher for more than eight years. They moved to Pueblo in 1971. Visitation hours from 1 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 1986, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20,1986, at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John Ross officiating. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Bunford, Richard
Richard Bunford – Pueblo Indicator – April 19, 1913 – Recluse Found Dead – Trinidad – Locked in a room in a small dwelling on the river bank the dead body of Richard Bunford, an aged recluse, was found by neighbors. He evidently had expired as he slept.

Bungard, Mark Lee
Mark Lee Bungard - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 1997 - Mark Lee Bungard, 69. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Olney Springs Community Methodist Church. Burial in the Olney Springs Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Bunk, Rudolph
Rudolph "Rudy" Bunk - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2005 - Rudolph "Rudy" Bunk, 86, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on Dec. 13, 2005. Born on Dec. 29, 1918, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Rudolph and Anna Bunk, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Bunk; daughters, Judy (Paul) Liapis, Carol (Brent) Daniels, Jean; son, Ron (Linda) Bunk; two grandchildren, Matthew Liapis and Andrea (Stephen) Jackson; sister, Irene (Virgil) Ladurini; and extended loving family. Rudy served in the United States Army in the European Theater during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 30 years of service. Rudy was a lifetime member of the Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 and Disabled American Veterans. He was a dedicated member of the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church where he served as an usher for many years. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund.

Bunk, Rudolph Joseph
Rudolph Joseph Bunk - Huerfano World - August 16, 1973 - Rudolph Joseph Bunk, 77, of 508 W. Pinon, Walsenburg, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at his home shortly after noon August 9th (Thursday). Mr. Bunk had been under doctor's care for the past years for a heart condition. Mr. Bunk was born in Austria on April 3, 1896. He came to the United States about the age ten with his parents to Ohio where a sister had been living. After a short time, his parents moved to Walsenburg where Mr. Bunk started school. At the age of thirteen he began working in the coal mines. He also had been employed during his adult years as agent for the Denver Post; he worked for the American Refrigerator Transit on the railroad. He purchased the Norton Court Motel in 1928 which he and his wife operated until his retirement in 1965. Mr. Bund and his wife, Anna, celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary on June 25, of this year. Mr. Bunk was a member of St. Mary Church, the Walsenburg Lodge, No. 1086 BPO Elks, and was a charter member of a social club, the Miz-Pah Club. Surviving Mr. Bunk are his wife, Anna Bunk, Walsenburg, a son, Rudolph Fred Bunk, Pueblo, a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Ladurini, Walsenburg, a brother, Joseph Bunk, Oliphant, Pennsylvania, six grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary will be held 7:30 p.m., Sunday, at St. Mary Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be offered 10:00 a.m., Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment will be at the North St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may contact the family at the home of Mrs. Virgil Ladurini, 601 Kansas. Boies-Almont is in charge of the arrangements.

Bunker, Christopher James
Christopher James Bunker – Pueblo Chieftain – October 27, 2006 -Christopher James Bunker, 37, passed away Oct. 15, 2006, in Lakewood, Colo. He was born on July 19, 1969, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Kristin; son, Daniel; parents, Jim and Charlotte Bunker; brother, Vince (Niki); niece, Amanda; in-laws, Tom (Ann) Botkin; brothers-in-law, Matt (Allison) Steck and Andrew Botkin; sister-in-law, Andrea. Chris also is survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Chris graduated from Central High School in 1988. He was a member of the Pride City and Sun City bands. Chris worked as a welder for the Rio Grande Residential Fabrication Co., Denver, Colo. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, Romero Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chris' name to the Pueblo Animal Services at 1595 Stockyard Road, Pueblo, CO, 81006.

Bunker, George Elmer
George Elmer Bunker – Collbran Plateau Voice – October 24, 1913 – Death of Elmer Bunker – Word came to Collbran Tuesday that Elmer Bunker had died that day, October 21st, in the insane hospital at Pueblo. His death was due to a diseased condition of the brain, arising from a diseased or dead optic nerve. About three years ago Mr. Bunker's eyesight began to bother him, and the trouble appeared to be beyond the reach of any ordinary medical or optical skill. In May, 1912, his eyes became so bad that he was taken to Denver and the best eye specialists of the state consulted. It was found that one optic nerve was dying, and not only causing blindness but affecting the brain to a degree which made the patient mentally irresponsible. Mr. Bunker was then placed in the insane hospital at Pueblo where he remained until death mercifully ended his suffering. For a long time he had been totally blind. George Elmer Bunker was born at Monument, Colorado, February 21st, 1874. At the time of his death his age was thirty-nine years and eight months. Some years ago the Bunker family came to the Plateau Valley to live, and it was here that the decedent was married to Miss Amy Longfellow, in February, 1908. To this union was born one child, a little girl now three years old. The body of Mr. Bunker was shipped to Carbondale, where the father now resides, and where the funeral service was held on Thursday. The body was laid beside that of the mother, who passed away a year or more ago. Mrs. Elmer Bunker and little daughter went to Carbondale from this place to be at the burial. Elmer Bunker was a quiet, honest, industrious and clean young man. The circumstances which surround his death are very sad, and there is much sympathy here for the young wife and other near relatives. Among the latter are the father, C. Bunker, three brothers of whom Asa and Ernest live with their father in Carbondale; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Cox of Collbran and Mrs. H. F. Stanton of Rifle. All except one brother are well known here.



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