Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Bus, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Bus - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2001 - Margaret L. Bush passed away Dec. 21, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Elwin Bush, and brothers and sisters. Survived by her son, Richard Bush; grandchildren, Ryan, Breanne and Karen Bush; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Graveside inurnment, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Busch, Bertha A.
Bertha A. Busch - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1986 - Bertha A. Busch, 89, of Las Animas, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1986, at Bent County Nursing Home. Mrs. Busch was a motel owner in Las Animas. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Las Animas, and Faith Rebecca Lodge No. 64, Las Animas. She married Wilfred Busch, Oct. 28, 1914, in Emporia, Kan. He preceded her in death March 6, 1973. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Marguerite) Taylor of Las Animas; Mrs. Don (Wilma) Vosin, Colby, Kan.; Mrs. Winifred Duckworth, Las Alamitos, Calif.; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the United Presbyterian Church, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the United Presbyterian Church of Las Animas.
Busch, Earlin L.
Earlin L. Busch - Huerfano World - June 25, 1992 - Former Huerfano Re-1 School Board President Earlin L. Busch died Tuesday, June 23, 1992 in Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, from Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday (today) and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Born Oct. 2, 1922, in Orleans, NE, he moved with his family when he was less than one-year-old to the family ranch at Rattle Snakes Butte, outside Walsenburg. Mr. Busch retired from ranching in 1986 and he and his wife Lorene moved to La Junta. Mr. Busch served in the US Army in World War II returning to the area where he married his wife, the former Lorene Gardner on Feb. 28, 1948 in Raton, NM. They lived on the family ranch at the Huerfano County border, east of Walsenburg. He was past master of Huerfano Lodge #27 AF&AM, member of the Southern Colorado Consistory and a 32 degree Mason, past patron of OES and an active member and president of the La Junta Senior Citizen Center. He was elected to the Re-1 School Board in May, 1972 and served as president from May, 1975 until his retirement in 1979. Mr. Busch was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in La Junta. Survivors include his wife, Lorene, La Junta; two sons, Ronald Busch and Dennis Busch, both of Walsenburg; two daughters, Janet Collier, Denver and Maraleta Campbell, Bailey; 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Busch, Lorene G.
Lorene Busch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 1998 - Lorene Busch, 72, of La Junta and formerly of Walsenburg, died Jan. 2, 1998. Services, 1 p.m. Tuesday at Peacock Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harold Wedel officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Lutheran Hospice, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, Colo., 80033. Huerfano World - January 8, 1998 - Lorene G. Busch of La Junta, formerly of Walsenburg, died Jan. 2, 1998 in Denver. Born Mar. 30, 1925 in Newark, AR. She was raised there and in Huerfano County. She and her husband, the late Earlin Busch, who she married in Raton, MM, on Feb. 28, 1948, worked the family ranch at Rattle Snakes Butte, east of Walsenburg. She was active in the Naomi Chapter of the OES, past board member of Rainbow, active in La Junta Senior Center and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her sons, Ronald and Dennis, Walsenburg; two daughters, Janet Collier, Broomfield and Maraleta Campbell, Bailey; six sisters, Enid Trotter, Phoenix, AZ, Geneva Bevans, North Little Rock, AR, Geraldine Wood, Newark, AR, Margie Jolly, North Little Rock, Stella Kuhn and La Tatera, both of Hot Springs, AR; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service was from Peacock Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.
Bush, A. Leon
A. Leon Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2003 - A. Leon Bush, 85, born Aug. 5, 1918, entered his heavenly home on Nov. 4, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lavena "Love"; children, Annie (Herb) Thornton, Deborah Woodward, Leon K. Bush and Konna (Buddy) Vierow; grandchildren, Herb (Michelle) Thornton, Trisha (Duane) Tucker, Hollie Thornton (Brian Barrera), John D. Woodward, Tyler Woodward, Noel Bush, Amber Day Bush, Michael Vierow and Bethany Vierow. Also survived by five sisters, who reside in Texas. Preceded in death by his parents, Oland and Annie Madge Bush; sisters, Nelda Mullin, Elsie Ideker and Leona Rickman; and younger brother, Odell Bush. Leon married Lavena in 1946. Since accepting the Lord in 1951, he had served in many capacities at the First Church of the Nazarene including Sunday school teacher, NYPS president, church board member, Minister of Transportation, and he loved sharing fellowship and donuts after services. He was proud of the opportunity to work in the CC Corp and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1941 to 1945 in four major battles. He founded and owned Bush's Landscaping and retired from the C&W Railroad, but has never retired from his labors of love. His pleasures in life were his grandchildren, studying God's word, finding treasures at garage sales and flea markets, organizing family sing-alongs, journaling, and keeping in contact with friends on the CB Radio. Leon will be sadly missed by his precious wife, his church family, numerous friends, and his children and grandchildren. They will carry on his legacy of a daily walk with God and love for each other. At his request, no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, First Church of the Nazarene. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends will be received after the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in his name.
Carrie "Frances" Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2001 - Carrie “Frances” Bush, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 23, 2001. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after many years of service and was a faithful member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Her children and grandchildren will always remember the warm welcome and comfort she provided when visiting her home, remembering especially the holidays. She is survived by her sons, James B. (Lorraine) Smart of Hendersonville, Tenn., Rev. Henry E. (Patricia) Smart of Tempe, Ariz., and Gordon F. (Barbara) Smart of Pueblo; and stepdaughter, Helen Taylor, Lawrence, Ind. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Bush, Elwin Joseph
Elwin Joseph "Joe" Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1997 - Elwin Joseph Joe" Bush, 85, passed away Dec. 21, 1997. Survived by his wife, Margaret- son, Richard (Linda) Bush of Littleton- grandson, Ryan Bush- and granddaughters, Breanne and Karen Bush. Preceded in death by three brothers and one sister- numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Bush was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and a member for more than 50 years of Masonic Lodge Consistory. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Bush, Frank (Infant of)
Infant of Frank Bush - Westland News - November 26, 1920 - The infant child of Frank Bush died Saturday morning and was buried Sunday last, at Brandon cemetery. Westland News - November 26, 1920 - George Bush, of Pueblo, came to Brandon Sunday last, to attend the funeral of his brother's child.
Bush, George S.
George S. Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1999 - George S. Bush, age 83, passed away June 28, 1999. Survived by his wife of 60years, Lola A. Bush- sons, George S. Bush and Thomas M. (Connie) Bush- four grandchildren- and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Magdaline Bush- brothers, Francis (Betty) Bush, Charles (Dorothy) Bush and Donald (Dorothy) Bush- sister-in-law, Dorothy Bush- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Bush served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1961. He was a member of Christ the King Church parish, VFW, Disabled Veterans and Fleet Reserve Association. Viewing, Wednesday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Graveside interment, 2p.m., Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.
Bush, Golden D.
Golden D. Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 1998 - Golden D. Bush passed away Jan. 4, 1998. Ms. Bush is survived by her husband, Harold Bush; grandchildren, Donna (Michael) Estep, Washington, Debra (Pascal) Graebel, Oregon and Howie (Debra) Pilcher; special friends, Mary and Nick Petrovic, Missouri, and Bob and Judy Marino; and numerous other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her children. Ms. Bush was a member of Atomic Energy Lodge No. 314 of Kansas City, Mo., for 45 years and worked for Bendix Corp. of Kansas City, Mo., for 18 years. She also attended Jeanine School of Modeling in Colorado Springs for two years and was a model for several print and television advertisements. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Huerfano World - January 8, 1998 - Golden D. Bush of Pueblo died Jan. 4, 1998. She was a member of Atomic Energy Lodge #314 of Kansas City, MO, for 45 years and worked for Bendix Corporation of Kansas City for 18 years. She also attended Jeanine School of Modeling in Colorado Springs and was a model for several print and television advertisements. Survivors include her husband, Harold, Pueblo; three grandchildren and friends. Graveside service will be Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. in Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.
Bush, Helen Marie
Helen Marie Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2002 - Helen Marie Bush, died Feb. 20, 2002. She was 82. Helen was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Altamont, Mo., and grew up on a farm near Stamford, Neb. After her schooling, she worked in the Furnas County Clerk's office as deputy clerk. She married Ralph Bush, Aug. 3, 1941, in McCook, Neb. Ralph died Oct. 18, 2000. She was a homemaker, member of First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo and the Eastern Star Lodge in Nebraska. Helen is survived by two children; Larry Bush of Boulder, Colo., and Kathryn (David) Vitek of Normal, Ill.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, in the First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo, with the Rev. Deborah Kehle Como officiating. The family will receive guests following the service. A graveside service was held, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at the Naponee Cemetery in Naponee, Neb. The family requests that any contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.
Bush, Lavena Day
Lavena Day Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2006 - Lavena Day Bush, 78, born Sept. 25, 1927, went to her heavenly home on April 29, 2006, surrounded by her family in her home. Preceded in death by husband, Leon Bush; infant son, Francis Keith Bush. Survived by children, Annie (Herb) Thornton, Deborah Woodward, Leon Bush and Konna (Buddy) Vierow; grandchildren, Herb (Michelle) Thornton, Trisha (Duane) Tucker, Hollie Thornton (Brian Barrera), John D. Woodward, Tyler Woodward, Noel Bush, Amber Day Bush, Michael Vierow and Bethany Vierow; two great-grandchildren; loving twin sister, Lavona Rudolph; and siblings, Barbara, Russell and Ralph. She was a dedicated wife of 58 years to Leon and her life centered around her children, grandchildren and her church. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene for 55 years and enjoyed outings with the senior SAMS Group and was a member of the Pueblo Senior Walkers where she made many dear friends. Her family will carry on her legacy of a daily walk with God and love for each other. At her request, no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at First Church of the Nazarene. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to the First Church of the Nazarene.
Bush, Lola A.
Lola A. Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2000 - Lola A. Bush, 80, entered into rest April 6, 2000, in Spokane. Lola was born on May 18, 1919, in Prague, Okla. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo in 1937. She then completed course work at nursing school in Denver and worked as a nurse at the Colorado State Hospital. In 1939, Lola married George S. Bush and began a new life as a military spouse, mother, gardener and part-time secretary. Due largely to her enduring strength and courage, her family survived and flourished. In spite of the many uprooting moves to strange towns across the United States and overseas, encompassing over 25 years of military life, Lola always retained her humor, dignity and inner strength. Much as she had provided key support and guidance to her siblings in her youth, she gave those same gifts without complaint or regret to her family and friends as an adult. She was the glue that held her family together. Lola is survived by her son, George of Port Townsend, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Connie of Spokane, Wash.; her brother, Chester Hoggatt of Denver, Colo.; sister, Charlene Biddle of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Richae Marez of Las Vegas, Nev., David Bush of Ventura, Calif., Michael Bush of Spokane, Wash., Eloise Bush of Padova, Italy, and Lynette Butterfield of Seattle, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Bush, in July 1999. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, staging area "A," Denver, Colo.
Bush, Mable Lee
Mable Lee Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1998 - Mable Lee Bush, born March 31, 1914, to the union of Kate (Richardson) Wright and Alfred Lee Wright, passed away June 25, 1998, in Pueblo. She was a member of Dames of Malta, Women of the Moose, Navy Mothers, and taught piano lessons for 30 years, also was employed at School District 60 and United Bank, retiring in 1990. Preceded in death by husbands, Eugene A. Townley, and C.A. Bush- brothers, Paul Wright and Lynn Wright- sister, Lucille Ingram- and grandson, Richard Stewart. She is survived by children, James K. Stewart, Colorado Springs, Eugene L. Townley, Raeanna Mahoney, both of Pueblo, and Larry Townley, Littleton- daughters-in-law, Betty Stewart, Colorado Springs, and Lorraine Townley, Pueblo- 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation at the funeral home from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.
Bush, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2001 - Margaret L. Bush passed away Dec. 21, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Elwin Bush, and brothers and sisters. Survived by her son, Richard Bush; grandchildren, Ryan, Breanne and Karen Bush; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Graveside inurnment, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Bush, Ralph Frederick
Ralph Frederick Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2000 - Ralph Frederick Bush died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000. He was 94. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 22, from 2 until 7 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Family will be present to receive friends from 5 until 7. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo, with the Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Family will receive guests following the service. A graveside service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Naponee, Neb. Ralph was born Aug. 31, 1906, in Naponee, Neb. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska and worked as an agricultural economist for the Nebraska Extension Service and Bureau of Reclamation in Nebraska and Colorado for 37 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Southern Colorado Consistory; member of Masonic Lodge No. 17, and Al Kaly Shrine. He was a member of AARP, Lion's Club, NARFE, and First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo. Ralph is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen M. Bush; two sisters, Winifred Ketchum of Lafayette, Colo., and Vera Anderson of Creighton, Neb.; two children, Larry Bush of Boulder, Colo., and Kathryn (David) Vitek of Normal, Ill.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be given to First Presbyterian Church, 220 West 10th, Pueblo, or Belmont Senior Care, 3 Douglas Court, Pueblo. The family requests the omission of flowers and food.
Bushey, Raymond J.
Raymond J. Bushey - Huerfano World - November 14, 1991 - Crash - The pilot and an aerial observer on a routine night training mission were killed when their helicopter crashed sometime Wednesday evening, Nov. 6 just off Highway 10 approximately 14 miles east of Walsenburg. The wreckage was discovered Thursday morning. Cause of the crash is still under investigation, according to Fort Carson officials. The helicopter was flying at low altitude on a frequently used route between Fort Carson and Pinon Canon, outside Trinidad. A search was initiated when the OH-58 observation helicopter did not return as scheduled at 9 p.m. and could not be reached by radio. The downed aircraft was located around 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Search and rescue teams from Huerfano and Las Animas Counties, along with Air Force, Army and Civil Air Patrol personnel participated in the search for the downed helicopter. Killed were Chief Warrant Officer Raymond J. Bushey, 26, Gardner, MA, and Staff Sgt. Randy L. Ward, 24, Los Angeles.
Bushnell, Clara M.
Clara M. Bushnell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1998 - Clara M. Bushnell, 92, passed away Dec. 16, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, William Bushnell. Survived by her daughter, Patricia (Charles) Ferretti of Pueblo- and grandchildren, Daniel (Joyce) Bicknell, Covina, Calif., Mary Dick, Cincinnatti, Ohio, Thomas (Gail) Bicknell, Fountain, and Robert (Holly) Ferretti, Denver. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Buss, Laurine Margaretha
Laurine Margaretha Randolph Buss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1997 - Griffy Funeral Homes, Manzanola, Fowler, and Ordway - Laurine Margaretha Randolph Buss, 76, resident of Manzanola since 1946, died July 29, 1997. Preceded in death by her husbands, Willard Randolph, who died in June 1976- and by her second husband Wilbur Buss, who died July 27, 1997. Survived by one son, Willard K. Randolph of Melbourne, Fla. - one daughter, Renetta V. (Doc) Johnson of Manzanola- brother, Richard Tessmann, San Francisco, Calif. - three grandchildren- one great-grandchild- three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Services, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Peter Lutheran Church in Rocky Ford. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery in Manzanola. The casket will not be opened at the church. Memorials to the Dialysis Unit at the La Junta Medical Center may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Buss, Wilbur Fred
Wilbur Fred Buss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1997 - Wilbur Fred Buss, 84, of Fowler, formerly of Manzanola, died July 27, 1997, at Fowler Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Ustick Donelson Funeral Home, Rev. Virgil Lamm officiating. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.
Busse, Maude Shirley
Maude Shirley Busse - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2003 - Maude Shirley Busse passed away Sept. 25, 2003, age 100, was born Nov. 10, 1902, on a farm near Garfield, Kan. She was the daughter of Shirley and Ida Arnold. Maude married Eric Busse, July 19, 1922, in Larned, Kan. They spent most of their years in Colorado where she participated in the Colorado State Fair Bakery department for many years winning prizes for her cakes, pies, cookies and bread. She served as an election judge numerous times for the city, county and school elections. She has been a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church since 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric E. Busse, who passed away in 1962; her parents, sister- and brother-in-law, Martha and W.J. Cline; and a nephew, John Cline. She is survived by two children, Vernon G. (Dolly) Busse of Loveland, Colo.; Virginia Busse of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Vern (Nancy) Busse, Dallas, Texas; Phyllis (John) Martin, Bennett, Colo.; Jim Busse of Fort Collins, Colo.; a nephew, Howard (Jane) Cline of Garfield, Kan.; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends during visitation from 10 a.m. until noon on Monday at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.
Bussert, Marie C.
Marie C. Bussert - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2004 - Marie C. Bussert, 90, passed away May 9, 2004. Survived by sons, Robert (Sandra) Fabrizio of Canon City, Colo., Ed (Sue) Bussert of Hammond, Ore., and David (Judy) Bussert of Grand Junction, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Marie will be missed by her many nieces, nephews, friends; and of course, her much-loved dog, "Precious." Preceded in death by her husband, Clifford W. Bussert, in 1982; her parents; and her seven siblings. Born to William and Caroline Manley, July 21, 1913. Mrs. Bussert was proud of her 30-year work record at Coors Ceramics/Porcelain Co. in Golden, Colo. She was a member of the Catholic faith. At her request, no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Inurnment service at a later date in Canon City.
Bussey, Harry M.
Harry M. Bussey - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 20, 1918 - Fifteen Colorado casualties are reported in the lists made public by the War Department Dec. 15. Four dead of disease are John Lubardo, Denver; William H. Freeman, Monument; Richard E. Probert, Buffalo Creek, and Otto Engle, La Salle. Included in the list of wounded, degree undetermined, are: Harry M. Bussey, Pueblo, and William P. Kern, Fort Collins. Among the wounded severely in action are: Griff R. McKenney, Denver; Dale H. Myers, Loveland, and Almon Heath, Pueblo. Four wounded slightly in action are: Leslie M. Strain, La Junta; Thomas B. Greenstreet, Eads; Charles A. Kiester, Kendrick, and Paul P. Clark, Rico. Sergt. John D. Trone and Balentine Trujillo, Denver, are among the missing action.
Bussey, Roy Don
Roy Don Bussey – Colorado Public Defender - August 14, 1964 - John Bizup Jr., Pueblo. W-W. Asphyxiation. Bizup was executed for the robbery-murder of a cab driver, Roy Don Bussey. Bizup, age thirty, had been hitchhiking through Colorado at the time of the crime. He had been in reform schools and jails since age twelve. Bizup confessed to the murder and claimed an insanity defense. One psychiatrist supported that claim, while three opposed it. The conviction was affirmed on appeal, and his petition for a writ of habeas corpus was denied. Shortly before his death, a psychiatrist concluded that Bizup was sane, and Governor John Love refused to commute the sentence. During the execution, cries of “killers” and “murderers” yelled by other prisoners and directed at the prison staff were heard in the death chamber. Roy D. Bussey - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - August 15, 1964 - Bizup Dies in Gas Chamber for Murder - Canon City, Colo. - John Bizup Jr., 30, was executed Friday night in the gas chamber at the Colorado Penitentiary for the $22 holdup slaying of a Pueblo taxi driver March 25, 1960. Bizup entered the death chamber at 7:58 p.m. and was pronounced dead eight minutes later from cyanide fumes. Bizup, described as badly shaken after his final plea for executive clemency was turned down earlier in the day, declined a final meal. He told a news conference in the afternoon that his last meal was at 4 p.m. Thursday and he hadn't felt like eating since. He was convicted of shooting to death Roy D. Bussey, 24, in the taxi robbery near the Pueblo airport. Observers at the execution described Bizup as more nervous than most men facing death in the chamber. He was accompanied to the gas chamber by Warden Harry Tinsley, Associate Warden Fred Wyse and his spiritual counselor, the Rev. Justin McKernan, Catholic chaplain at the prison. The Rev. Father McKernan administered last rites after guards strapped Bizup in the metal chair. Before the cyanide fumes started to rise Bizup jerked sharply several times at the clang of metal associated with putting him to death. His head snapped back after the first full breath of fumes and a minute later slumped forward. Bizup said he had received a letter from his wife, Coral, from Sacramento, Calif., and that the contents had buoyed him. Bizup willed his eyes to the Denver Eye Bank. Bizup received six stays of execution from federal and state courts after his conviction in Pueblo District Court. Gov. John Love denied Friday morning his appeal for executive clemency after U.S. District Judge Alfred Arraj earlier denied a motion for a stay of execution and dismissed Bizup's plea to the federal court. After the governor's announcement, Mrs. Edwin Bussey, mother of the slain taxi driver, said at Pueblo, "I'm glad it's about over. I feel today like a heavy weight has been lifted off of me. I believe Bizup fully deserves what is coming to him later today." Following the governor's refusal to grant clemency, Bizup sent another appeal to U.S. Circuit Judge ____ Bre__stein but it likewise was turned down about 4 p.m. Friday. Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 2007 - Cabby Slayer in 1960 Case Got Death Penalty - 47 years ago, a 26-year-old drifter fired a .38-caliber slug into the head of a cabby, 24, the married father of one. Thousands of fares have passed through the doors of Pueblo taxicabs between the last slaying of a cabby in 1960 and the most recent one a month ago. Six suspects are in custody in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of Pueblo taxi driver David Chance, 51. Their fates are in limbo, and will be determined in district court. But the fate of the last man to kill a cab driver here is well documented. John Bizup Jr. was executed in the gas chamber at the Colorado State Penitentiary at the age of 30 on Aug. 14, 1964. He was the last Pueblo offender to be executed in Colorado, and the state has executed just two killers since then. Bizup was convicted of first-degree murder for the March 25, 1960, shooting that killed 24-year-old Roy Dan Bussey. Bussey was the husband of a young bride, Sue, and the father of a 14-month-old son, Ray. Bussey moved to Pueblo from Sayre, Okla., five years before his death. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bussey, and a brother, Robert, all lived in Pueblo when he was slain. For less than a month Bussey had worked part-time as a cab driver when he wasn't at his full-time job as an estimator for the Southern Colorado Power Company. Before leaving his home at 2212 Rice St. on the Friday morning of his death, Bussey handed over $55 from his paycheck to his wife. He kept $35 for himself. Bussey picked up the lethal fare outside The Pueblo Chieftain and Star-Journal building at 8:07 p.m. on that fateful night. Bizup told the driver he was bound for Pueblo Memorial Airport. Along the way they picked up a second fare, David Tafoya, 27, at the Union Bus Stop and dropped him off at his home in the 800 block of East Second Street. Bizup would later admit that sinister ideas entered his mind at that moment. "I didn't think about it until we let out the other passenger," Bizup told a reporter from The Pueblo Chieftain in an exclusive interview following his arrest. "Then I decided to rob him." Later, evidence would prove that the robbery was premeditated. On the way to the airport while traveling on Colorado 96, Bizup made his intentions known to Bussey. Bizup fired a shot into the floorboard of the cab to show he was serious. "(Bussey) told me, 'You can take my money. I won't give you any trouble,' " Bizup recounted to a Chieftain reporter. "But I didn't know what to think. I was more scared than anything." Bizup took Bussey's pink billfold, which Bizup said contained $22. Then he took his life. Bizup ordered Bussey to turn off the highway onto 27th Lane. They traveled another block before Bizup blasted Bussey once in the back of the head with a .38-caliber handgun. He dumped Bussey's body and drove the cab back to town. Bizup ditched the taxi in the 1700 block of East Seventh Street, then walked Downtown, where he rented a room. Meanwhile, residents of the area east of Pueblo where Bussey had been killed discovered his body face-down beside the road within an hour of his death. Police and sheriff's deputies were notified, and the hunt for a suspect began. News clippings from the era describe yeoman's police work that kept investigators up and on duty for more than 36 hours in the wake of the killing. While cops searched for the faceless killer, the subject of their manhunt was squandering the dead cabby's money in theaters and taverns Downtown. Occasionally during the night of the murder, police passed through a tavern in the 600 block of North Main Street, where Bizup boozed until 1 a.m. Bussey's brother Robert, speaking on behalf of his brother's widow, told the newspaper, "She'd like to ask Bizup if he had a good ball" with the money he'd stolen from her dead husband. "Every time anybody looked at me I thought they were going to grab me," Bizup told the reporter. "It seemed everybody was staring at me as I walked down the street." Nobody was on to Bizup yet, but it wouldn't be long before his secret unraveled. Two days after the killing, police interviewed a recently paroled ex-con and determined he was innocent of the crime. On the same day, three Pueblo boys discovered a key piece of evidence. Under Dry Creek Bridge, they recovered a suitcase containing Bizup's picture and ammunition matching the kind used to kill Bussey. Bizup later admitted that he had hid the suitcase under the bridge hours before his crime with the intention of claiming it after the robbery. Trouble was, he couldn't find the bridge where he'd stashed the luggage. The young heroes were 14-year-old Daniel LeFebre, his 12-year-old brother, Charles LeFebre, and their 13-year-old cousin, Bill LeFebre. After Bizup's arrest, the boys who made the discovery each received a $10 reward paid from the personal pockets of Sheriff John Krutka and his deputies. On the third day after the shooting, Bizup began to feel the heat. Armed with the weapon he'd used to kill Bussey, he decided to hitchhike out of town. A nondescript car pulled over and let in Bizup on U.S. 50 near Santa Fe Drive. Unbeknownst to Bizup, the car's driver was sheriff's Deputy Ted Nicolet, a four-year veteran of the department who'd changed careers after managing Salvation Army stores in Greeley, Boulder and Pueblo. They hadn't been riding together long before Nicolet's badge and gun gave him away as a law officer. At a stop sign, Bizup fled the car. Nicolet followed and radioed for help. After a chase Nicolet and Detective Sgt. Raymond Marshall corralled Bizup on a hill along Northern Avenue and arrested him without any trouble. Nicolet marveled at the notion that the armed suspect ran instead of using his .38. The drifter who'd arrived in town with 30 cents to his name had 87 cents in his pockets when he was arrested. After initially denying the crime, Bizup confessed. He expressed regret and told police he wished he'd never bought the gun that he used to kill Bussey. Bizup had purchased the weapon six weeks earlier in Oakland. "I'll never know why I pulled the trigger," Bizup told a reporter. He claimed he intended to strand Bussey outside the city and steal his cab, but Bizup insisted that he didn't set out with the intention of killing anyone. Bizup had arrived in Pueblo on the day of the shooting. The road here was long and troubled. Bizup had grown up in institutions, and quit school in the ninth grade. He was originally from Toledo, Ohio, where his mother had abandoned him when he was 10 years old. At age 11, he was arrested for the first time on a charge of larceny and was sent to reform school. At 13 he violated probation and was incarcerated again. When he was arrested in Pueblo, Bizup was on parole from Florida, where he'd served three months of a five-year prison term for burglary. Florida was where Bizup landed after a dishonorable discharge from the Army for "a low IQ." His words. He married twice in the late 1950s, but neither union lasted a year. In December 1959 he drove from Florida to California. Bizup admitted passing bad checks there and leaving the state in a car stolen from his girlfriend. The stolen car ran out of gas in Englewood, and Bizup hitched four rides that got him to Pueblo. At his trial for killing Bussey, Bizup was a ham. Prosecutor Matt Kikel convinced the jury of six men and six women to find Bizup guilty of first-degree murder and hand down a death sentence on a Saturday afternoon. Bizup reacted by grinning and uttering the words, "Well, isn't that something?" "As the death verdict was read, his face twisted into a broad smile," The Chieftain reported the next day. Bizup's flippant demeanor changed by the time he reached the jail, and stayed that way. Prison wardens described him as a model inmate during the four years between his conviction and his execution. While he was awaiting trial, Bizup was the target of several local women's affection. The sheriff denied one infatuated fan's request to visit him at the jail. The accused killer also received a "cheer-up" card from a local woman who signed it simply "a mother." Following the trial, Pueblo County commissioners approved a record expenditure of $1,100 for Bizup's defense. His lawyer, future Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Charles Pierce, got $750, while the rest went to a Denver psychiatrist who evaluated Bizup and testified at the trial. The trial judge, John Marsalis, justified the expense by saying, "It was better to appoint an experienced lawyer, even if his fee is higher than usual." Bizup fought to stay alive. Six times he got reprieves before his luck ran out. Pueblo lawyer Jim Phelps, now retired, handled Bizup's last appeal. Along with Bizup's long-lost mother and sister, Phelps visited Gov. John Love to ask in person for clemency. "I'll swear that governor gave me an hour and a half to talk about the death penalty and how life in prison was worse punishment," Phelps said during a recent interview. "Finally, I just ran out of things to say. I thought maybe I got someplace." He hadn't. Love allowed the execution to proceed. Phelps declined the offer to witness the event, and not just because it coincided with his wedding anniversary. "I didn't want to see an execution," he said. "I tried to distract myself. Me and my wife went out to a nice dinner and tried to keep our minds off it. But I'll be damned if right at 8 p.m., when they were killing (Bizup), my wife didn't jump up and run to the bathroom to be sick." Charles Campbell didn't pass up the chance to watch the execution. The cub reporter, now editor of The Chieftain's editorial page, drew the assignment. A kindly ad salesman offered to drive the neophyte to and from the execution in Canon City. Campbell accepted the gesture. "Bizup was led into the gas chamber," Campbell recalled. "He had found religion in the Roman Catholic faith and was clutching a rosary in his fingers. They sat him down, strapped him in, then put a visor over his face. They closed the door and dropped the cyanide tablets into the acid bath." Bizup, who'd elected to sip milk and water in lieu of a last meal, was dead in four minutes. Back at the newsroom, Campbell struggled to find the words that would capture what he'd just seen. A veteran newsman helped him to arrive at a simple opener: "John Bizup Jr. is dead." In the days following his arrest, Bizup concluded his interview with another reporter from The Chieftain by stating, "Nobody cares about me." Apparently he was right. Following his execution, his body went unclaimed and he was interred in a pauper's grave at the penitentiary burial grounds south of Canon City.
Bustamante, Frank F.
Frank F. Bustamante - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1998 - Frank F. Bustamante, 76, passed away June 28, 1998. Survived by his wife, Juanita Bustamante- sons, Jerry (Juanita) Bustamante, Colorado Springs, Toby (Susan) Bustamante, Aurora, Thomas (Stella) Bustamante, Pueblo, Frank (Joyce) Bustamante, Thornton, Eugene (Betty) Bustamante, James (Christina) Bustamante, both of Pueblo- daughter, Patricia Vigil, Pueblo- sisters, Lucy and Tony Roldan, Lena and Bernie Suazo, both of Pueblo- 20 grandchildren- and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Bustamante enjoyed hunting, fishing and music. Preceded by his parents, George and Egripina (Avila) Bustamante- sisters, Julia Aragon, Dorothy Bustamante- brothers, Ray, Bennie, and Ben Bustamante. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Anne Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 11 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Bustamante, Larry J.
Larry J. Bustamante - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2003 - Larry J. Bustamante, 49, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24, 2003. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Aneda Bustamante; grandparents, several uncles and aunts. Survived by his daughter, Adrianne Medina, Denver; sisters and brothers, Linda (Chencho) Espinoza, Pueblo, Richard Bustamante, Denver, Robert (Stella) Garcia, Rocky Ford, Liz (Pat) Duran, Pueblo, Angela (Jimmy) Aguilera, Pueblo, Norbert Lucero, Hope, Ark.; several nieces, nephews, godson, Adrian Lucero, and other relatives. Larry had a love for cooking, fishing, riding his bike, and loved nature. No Viewing. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Pius X Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Pius Hall, after Mass. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Bustillos, Chris A.
Chris A. Bustillos - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2003 - Chris A. Bustillos, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. [No additional information available.]
Henry Bustillos - Moore County News-Press - June 29, 2005 - Dumas, TX - Funeral services for Henry Bustillos, 47, of Dumas, were held Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Brownfield. Officiating was Gabriel Cardiel. Interment was in Brownfield Cemetery. Mr. Bustillos, formerly of Brownfield, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, in Trinidad, Colo. Born Aug. 13, 1957, to Pedro and Geneva Bustillos in Brownfield, he graduated from Meadow High School in 1976. He moved to Amarillo in 1998 and then to Dumas last year. He was a truck driver and assisted on road construction in the oil industry. He worked for Venable Construction of Dumas. He is remembered for loving his family. He enjoyed being with his family and collecting Nascar memorabilia and baseball cards. He was preceded in death by his father, Pedro, in 2000 and two brothers, Guadalupe and Jimmy. Survivors include his wife, Yolanda, of the home; his mother, Geneva Bustillos of Meadow; his grandmother, Sirilda Davila, of Brownfield; a son, John Ventura of Amarillo; two daughters, Jessica Cavazos of Meadow and Liana Bustillos of Lubbock; two brothers, George of Meadow and Pedro, Jr., of Lubbock; one sister, Julie Bustillos of Meadow, and four grandchildren. Mark A. Jones Funeral Directors of Brownfield was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Bustillos, Theresa Louise
Theresa Louise Bustillos - Huerfano Journal - June 5, 2008 - Theresa Louise Bustillos, age 61, of Melissa, Texas, passed away May 15, 2008, in McKinney, Texas. Theresa was born February 15, 1947 in Walsenburg, Colorado, to Louie and Clara Flora (Cordava) Vigil, Sr. She is survived by her son, Bryan Bustillos and wife, Alice of Melissa, Texas; daughter, Margie Trujillo and husband, Jesse of Walsenburg, Colorado; father, Louie Vigil, Sr.; grandchildren, Kyra, Sabrina, Sara, Gabi, and Austin; great-grandson, Alex Michael Ruiz; siblings, Laverne Vigil, Betty Medina, Louie Vigil, Jr., Julie Babitzke, Pauline Enriquez, Jeanette Pino, and Sandra Vigil; twelve nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Flora Cordava Vigil. A memorial service was held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Anna United Methodist Church in Anna, Texas with Pastor Chuck Jestis officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Theresa Bustillos Memorial Fund, First National Bank of Trenton, 1308 State Hwy. 121, Melissa, TX, 75454.
Mrs. Augustina Bustos – Walsenburg World – March 6, 1923 – Mrs. Augustino Bustos Dead – Died, Monday, March 5th, 1923, Mrs. Augustino Bustos, aged 27 years, at the ranch home near Cucharas, wife of Ronaldo Bustos. Funeral Wednesday afternoon, March 7th, 1923 at St. Mary's Church. Interment in the Catholic Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Furphy Bros. Undertakers. Bustos, Augustina died 03/05/1923 buried 03/08/1923, notes 26 years, pneu, St. Mary's Death Records, no marker
Bustos, Beatrice A.
Beatrice A. Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2004 - Beatrice A. Bustos, 72, of Penrose, Colo. went to the Lord on Saturday, April 10, 2004. Survived by husband Benito Albert; daughters, Beatrice (Ray) Trujillo, Linda (Bob) Clevenger, Donna Bustos, Theresa (Rob) Villagrana and sons, Fred (Brenda) Bustos, John (Yvonne) Bustos, Steve (Lourdes) Trujillo, 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Joe, John, Eugene Trujillo,4 sisters, Rose Vega, Cecelia Apodaca, Corina Chavez, Patricia Trujillo.Funeral Services Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. with Rosary preceding Mass at St. Benedicts Church, 622 E. 2nd, Florence, Colo.
Esther Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2001 - Esther Bustos, 75, departed this life May 7, 2001. Born Jan. 20, 1926, in Maxwell, N.M. She was a homemaker who enjoyed fishing and going to Cripple Creek. Survived by her husband, Joe M. Bustos; children, Jim Cordova, Mary Ann (Ishmael) Martinez and Nancy Cordova; siblings, Vern (Mary) Cordova, Richard (Sally) Cordova, Lucy Pillich and Rose (Joe) Cortez; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including her two dogs "Boomer" and "Alex." Mrs. Bustos is preceded in death by her parents, Quirino and Rosenda (Sanchez-Young) Cordova; sister, Albina Garcia; and two brothers, Bill and Max Cordova. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Father Thomas Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1409 Van Buren St.
Felix Bustos - Huerfano World - July 26, 2007 - Bustos, 104, dies - Felix Bustos, 104, passed away on July 18, 2007 at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home, Walsenburg. Felix was preceded in death by his parents Juan G. Bustos and Carmelita Manzanares Bustos, four brothers and two sisters. He served in the Army Medical Corp. during World War II and was a member of the American Legion for 63 years. He is survived by his sister-in-law Adelida Bustos, four generations of nieces and nephews and special friend Manuel Griego. Funeral mass was held at St. Mary Church on Monday, July 23. Interment South St. Mary Cemetery.
Francesquita Bustos - Creede Candle - May 19, 1923 - Walsenburg – Francesquita Bustos, 105 years old, died at Walsenburg recently. Records of the old mission at Santa Fe. N. M., show that she was born Feb. 7, 1819, and she was thought to have been the oldest woman in Colorado. Huerfano World - January 5, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1923: Died, Francisquita Bustos, 105, leaving 54 descendants. When the family first came to Leon Plaza, it was a narrow strip between the ball field and Main Street with one store and three dwellings.
Bustos, Juan B.
Juan B. Bustos - Huerfano World - June 27, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1900: Died, Juan B. Bustos, a resident of Huerfano County for 30 years, of dropsy. He leaves a wife and two children, two brothers and two sisters. He was buried at Cucharas. [Editor's Note: Juan Bustos died June 22, 1900. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, June 28, 1900, Page 1.]
Bustos, Julian B.
Julian B. Bustos - Huerfano World - June 25, 1992 - Julian B. Bustos, 87, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died in a Pueblo hospital Wednesday, June 17, 1992. Mr. Bustos had been in ill health for some time. Born Jan. 9 1905, at Cucharas where he was reared, he spent most of his life as a rancher. In 1942, he went to Pueblo and worked for the D&RG Railroad in the roundhouse. He also worked at the PAD from where he retired. He is survived by his wife, Adelaida Gonzales Bustos, whom he married Feb. 23, 1936 in St. Mary Church in Walsenburg; three sons, John M. Bustos, Pueblo, Bebian Bustos and Michael D. Bustos, both of Aurora; two brothers, Felix Bustos of Walsenburg, and Celedon Bustos of Albuquerque, NM; and a sister, Eulalia Britt, of Walsenburg; eight grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Thursday from St. Francis Church in Pueblo. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.
Matiana Bustos - World Independent – March 21, 1930 - Abundo Bustos' Wife Dies at Home Here - Mrs. Matiana Bustos, wife of Abundo Bustos, pioneer Huerfano county flockmaster, died at her home here Thursday following a short illness. She was 60 years old and had lived here all of her life. Mrs. Bustos was born in Cucharas Junction. Funeral services will be held from the Bustos home at 9:30 a.m. and from the St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Surviving her are her husband, a sister, Mrs. Matio Cordova, two brothers, Juan Vallejos and Antonio Vallejos; a son, Ben Bustos, and a daughter Mrs. Clegario Martinez, all of Walsenburg. Interment will be in the St. Mary's cemetery in charge of Furphy Bros. Undertaking Co.
Bustos, Richard Sr.
Richard Bustos Sr. - Huerfano World - December 2, 1982 - Richard Bustos Sr., 82, of Walsenburg, died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1982, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born in Cucharas, east of Walsenburg, Apr. 27, 1900 Mr. Bustos was a retired rancher. He also worked at the Pueblo Army Depot for a few years. Mr. Bustos was a member of St. Mary Church, Coronado Club and Latin American Club. Survivors include two children, Richard Bustos Jr. of Pueblo and Rita Fishael of Denver; a sister, Millie Lopez, Walsenburg; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his former wife, Elsie Pino. Mass of Christian Burial was at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge if arrangements.
Sally "Solema" Bustos - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Sally "Solema" Bustos. On Jan. 19, 2005, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Sally Bustos, entered the eternal comfort of the Lord after 88 years of blessed and giving life. Sally Bustos of Glenwood Springs, Colo., was born on Feb. 9, 1916, to Leocadia and Roman Madrid. Sally is preceded in death by her late husband, Pete Bustos; son, Johnny; daughter, Cedia Bustos; stepmother, Rufufgio Madrid; and brothers, Toni, Abel, Manuel and John Madrid. Sally will be sadly missed by her seven surviving children who she bravely raised alone, Lindy Martinez of Omaha, Neb.; Rosella Montoya of Albuquerque, N.M.; David Bustos of Salt Lake City, Utah; Tom Bustos of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Mike Bustos of Omaha, Neb.; Joan Rivera of Gypsum, Colo., and Elaine Woodhead of Bangor, Maine. She will also be sadly missed by her 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Stella Jasper of Denver; Sally Leeway of Salida, Colo.; Pauline Lucero of Albuquerque, N.M.; Tino Madrid of Panama City, Fla.; and Joe Madrid of Oak Harbor, Wash. Family will receive friends at a viewing to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Buswell, Ruth I.
Ruth I. Buswell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Ruth I. Buswell, 94, passed away March 5, 2003. She was born in Elroy, Wis., and is survived by her sister, Faye Buswell of Pueblo, Colo.; and a cousin, Ailene Beady of Monument, Colo. She retired from the U.S. government with 37 years of service. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Methodist Church. At her request, cremation with no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Interment, family plot at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Avondale United Methodist Church through the funeral home.
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