The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Butcher, Oliver Dee
Oliver Dee Butcher - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2003 - Oliver Dee Butcher, 75, went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2003, in Bastrop, La. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sally Butcher; children, David (Sharon) Butcher, Susan (Frank) Williams, Sharon (Doug) Naslund and Dennis Butcher; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Oliver will be sadly missed by his family, friends and his beloved dog Putz. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Butero, Julia M.
Julia M. Butero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2002 - Julia M. Butero, 83, passed away on June 1, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Jan. 29, 1919, to John and Maria Cunico in Sopris, Colo. She graduated from Sopris High School. She married Mike Butero on April 19, 1947, in Trinidad. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Pueblo, Colo. She was a loving person who cared for everybody, was always gracious and generous to all. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years; sister, Esther Sebben; brother, Angelo (Caroline) Cunico; sisters-in-law, Pena Cunico and Barbara Rose Butero. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Gene Rennard officiating. Burial to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing to make contributions may do so to a charity of their choice. Family may be contacted at 208 Estrella, Trinidad. Arrangements under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Butero, Mary I.
Mary I. Butero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1997 - Mary I. Butero, Sept. 5, 1997. Mother of George (Elsie) Butero Jr., Pueblo, Paula Marie (Frank) Policiano, Denver, and Mark (Denise) Butero, Pueblo. Survived by seven grandchildren and great-grandson, Jason Sisneros Jr. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Joe A. Martinez and Sally Madrid, Pueblo, Julian Martinez, Trinidad, Rose (Juan) Morales, Pueblo, and Mary (Gene) Aragon, Thornton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Butero was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish. At her request, cremation, Almont, Crematory. Memorial Mass, Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Cathedral. The family gathering will be announced at the memorial Mass.

Butero, Mike
Mike Butero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 2003 - Mike Butero, our beloved uncle, brother-in-law and very special person, was called home to the Lord on March 31, 2003. Mike was born in Sopris, Colo., on Jan. 9, 1914, to Sabastiano and Maria (LaBella) Butero. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. On April 19, 1947, he was united in holy matrimony to Julia Cunico at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in Trinidad. Mike worked as a carpenter at the Valdez Mine. Upon the closing of the mine, he moved to Pueblo where he was employed by the CF&I Steel Mill. He retired from the mill in 1978. He was a member of the Holy Family Parish in Pueblo and also a proud member of the United Mine Workers Union and Steelworkers Union LU 2102. While Mike and Julia were childless in marriage, he was a Dad to all his nieces and nephews. Julia preceded him in death on June 1, 2002. Also preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Rose; brothers, Tony, Paul and Jasper. He is survived by sisters-in-law, Barbara Rose Butero, Esther Sebben, Pena Cunico, Angie Cunico and Caroline Cunico; numerous nieces and nephews, including his special caregivers, Pete and Rose Marie Pullara; numerous cousins including special cousin, Mike Parlapiano; and many special friends, particularly his card playing buddies from the Steelworkers Union Hall. Visitation for Mike will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Robert Hagan, S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Pete Pullara, Jeff Pullara, Paul Butero Jr., George Butero, Bob Butero and Jasper Butero Jr. Honorary pallbearers are his many special friends. The family respectfully requests the omittance of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Dream Weavers of Southern Colorado, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, CO, 81002. Immediately following the services, family and friends are invited to gather at the Twin Pines Restaurant at the Trinidad Golf Course.

Buthe, Charles A.
Charles A. Buthe – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 16, 1874 – Indians on the War Path on our Southern Border – Many Persons Killed, and Much Stock Stolen – Troops and Citizens in Pursuit – [Special to the Chieftain] – Trinidad, July 8. – On Sunday last rumors reached this city that a party of Comanche, Cheyenne and Kiowa Indians were on the war path, and were depredating and murdering white men near Cimarron, on the Dry Cimarron and on different tributaries of the Cimarron.  These rumors have been proven well founded, and it is a painful certainty that this section of country has been raided by from three to five hundred savages, mounted and well armed.  The following condensed from an extra Chronicle of Wednesday evening, is the latest in regard to the outbreak which has been received here.  The first depredations of the Indians were perpetrated, so far as heard from, on Crow creek, a tributary of the Cimarron.  The first man killed of which we have information was Charles A. Buthe, a white man, who lived about twelve miles north of Cimarron.  We hear also of numerous depredations and the murdering of four Mexicans in this vicinity, that is in the vicinity of Cimarron.  A letter from Emery's on the Dry Cimarron, dated July 6th, states that the savages were stealing stock and murdering herdsman on the Sierra Frande and Corampa creek, and that a Mexican train was attacked on the Cimarron and that a party of Indians were seen with the scalps of white men at their belts.  The settlers were arming and preparing for battle.  Mr. Dodds reports Romero's wool train captured on the Dry Cimarron.  Conn and Roberts, herdsmen on the Corampa, are reported missing.  Two white men and one Mexican were killed at the Emery Ranche, six or seven miles above, Antonio Marlin killed at his ranch, one Mexican killed at Fisher's and one white man at Cavaness'.  He also states that there was heavy fighting with the Indians at Dry Cimarron, on Tuesday evening.  Parties from the front say that twelve or fifteen men have been killed, and a large amount of stock ran off.  One Mexican was killed by having his arms cut off, tied to a wagon and left to bleed to death.  This afternoon a party of armed men numbering about thirty, commanded by Sheriff Thompson, left for the front.  Acting Governor Jenkins has been informed of the outbreak and is doing all in his power to protect the lives and property of citizens.  Troops are moving from Garland, Fort Lyon and Fort Union and a party of thirty armed men, under Casmero Barela, are also in pursuit of the savages.  Latest – Two scouts just in from the Dry Cimarron, report the Indians moving towards Texas and the Indian Territory and that four more men have been killed.

Butkovich, Anna M.
Mrs. Anna M. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 1975 - Mrs. Anna M. Butkovich, of 1201 S. Santa Fe, July 1, 1975. Wife of John D. Butkovich, mother of John D. Butkovich Jr., Mrs. Mary Ann DeVries and Joseph Butkovich of Pueblo and Albert Butkovich of Denver. Survived also by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Member of St. Mary Parish, KSKJ St. Joseph Lodge 7. CFU St. Jacob Lodge 402, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Slovenian Womans Union ZSZ 3. Mrs. Butkovich was born in Pueblo in 1892, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Grahek. She was raised in Pueblo and attended St. Mary School; Nov. 8, 1915. She was married to John D. Butkovich. It is respectfully requested that donations of food be omitted. Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Butkovich Jr., 611 Westacres. Services announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 1975 - Services St. Mary Church. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday, Interment, Roselawn. It is respectfully requested donations of food be omitted. Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Butkovich Jr. 611 Westacres.

Butkovich, Anna T.
Mrs. Anna T. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1975 - Mrs. Anna T. Butkovich, Pueblo resident past 62 years, passed away at her residence, 2006 E. Routt, Nov. 12, 1975, following one week illness. Mrs. Butkovich was a retired employe of CF&I Steel Corp. dispensary department. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Neighbors of Woodcraft and Immaculate Conception Society, No 104. Survived by five children, James I. Papish and Mrs. Olga N. Bacino, both of Pueblo; Mrs. Marianne Hagens, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Pauline M. Butkovich and Miss Patricia A. Butkovich, both of the family home. Four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Service St. Francis Church, with Mass of the Resurrection at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Rosary recitation 9 a.m. Friday. Interment Roselawn. Family respectfully request omission of food.

Butkovich, Anthony
Anthony Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1928 - Anthony Butkovich, aged 44 years, died Tuesday at Youngtown, Ohio. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Oreskovich and Mrs. Rosa Nicksich, both of Pueblo. The body will arrive here Sunday. Time of the funeral will be announced later. Geo. F. McCarthy service. Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1928 - The funeral of Anthony Butkovich who died last Tuesday at Youngtown, Ohio, will take place Monday morning at 9:30 from the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna Creskovich, 1902 East Routt Avenue, and from St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock. Geo F. McCarthy service.

Butkovich, Anthony N.
Anthony N. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 1951 - Anthony N. Butkovich, of 2231 E. Evans, March 6. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Butkovich; brother of John Butkovich Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., Edward M. Butkovich with the U.S. navy, Frank and George Butkovich. Mrs. John Germ Jr. and Mrs. Albert Bradish, all of Pueblo. Member of St. Francis Xavier parish and C.F.U. St. Jacob Lodge No. 402. Announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1951. Anthony N. Butkovich. Rosary recitation Thursday 7:30 p.m., Funeral Home Chapel Funeral Friday 8:30 a.m. Chapel: requiem high mass 9 a.m. St. Francis Xavier church. Interment Roselawn.

Butkovich, Anton E.
Anton E. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1980 Anton E. Butkovich, 3813 Canterbury, Nov. 17, 1980. Husband of Mrs. Anna Butkovich, Father of Anton E. Butkovich and father-in-law of Mrs. Mildred Butkovich, Pueblo. Grandfather of Mrs. Toni Christensen and her husband, David, Littleton, and Miss Terri Butkovich, Fort Collins. Survived also by great-grandson, John David Christensen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Holy Family Parish and CFU St. Jacob Lodge No. 402. Mr. Butkovich retired from U.S. Steel Corp., Gary Ind.; in 1969 where he was employed as a boilermaker. Mr. and Mrs. Butkovich moved to Pueblo permanently in 1965; they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 30, 1980. Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food. Friends will be received at the family home 2813 Canterbury.

Butkovich, Catherine
Mrs. Catherine Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1959 - Mrs. Catherine Butkovich, of E. Evans Dec. 5. Wife of John F. Butkovich. Mother of Mrs. Rose Bradish, Pueblo, Mrs. Mary Germ, Sacramento Calif., John Butkovich Jr., Nashville Tenn., Edward M., Frank, and George Butkovich all of Pueblo. Survived also by 7 grandchildren. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. Jacob Lodge No. 402 C.F.U. Services announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1959 - Mrs. Catherine Butkovich services St. Francis Xavier Church. The rosary recitation will be Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. and the Requiem High Mass will be on Wednesday 9 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven.

Butkovich, Cynthia Rae
Cynthia Rae Gradisar Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2000 - Cynthia Rae Gradisar-Butkovich, 44, passed away July 18, 2000. Survived by her son, Sam Butkovich of Pueblo; siblings, Joe (Jenice) Gradisar of Pueblo, Nancy (Don) Bigley of Rock Springs, Wyo., Steve (Carla) Gradisar of Pueblo and Laura Mallard of Oklahoma City, Okla.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also survived by her close friend, Bernatta. Preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Joseph E. "Jake" Gradisar. Born May 5, 1956, in Pueblo. Cynthia tutored students and also was an administrative assistant for Qual Med for many years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions to Montgomery & Steward in memory of Cynthia.

Butkovich, Frances
Mrs. Frances Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1924 - Mrs. Frances Butkovich, well known resident of Walsenburg, Colo., died October 18 at a local hospital following an illness of five weeks duration. Mrs. Butkovich was 33 years of age, and is survived by her husband, John Butkovich and six children, Albert, Anna, Rudolph, John, Eleanor and Alma. Also by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ferkovich. The body was removed to the funeral parlors of T. G. McCarthy & Sons, McCarthy building and will be forwarded today to Walsenburg for interment, accompanied by relatives leaving Pueblo at 12:40 p.m.

Butkovich, Frank J.
Frank J. (Ponch) Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2003 - Frank J. (Ponch) Butkovich, 81, passed away Jan. 10, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister and daughter, Juanita. Survived by his son, Anthony (Laura) Butkovich; grandsons, John and Patrick; granddaughter, Heather (Jeff) Elder; great-grandson, Jeffrey; stepson, Mike (Millie) Telfer; sister, Mary (Fred) Toreson; brothers, John (Vivian) Butkovich and Edward (Juanita) Butkovich; sister-in-law, Candy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews; grandchildren and a whole lot of buddies. Cremation, Almont Cremation. Memorial service, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Please omit food and flowers. Donations can be made in Frank's name through the funeral home to the Dominican Sisters to help the needy of Pueblo.

Butkovich, George
George Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1944 - George Butkovich, of 1909 E. Abriendo Ave. Nov. 11 at local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Mary Butkovich, father of Victor and George Butkovich of Europe. Uncle of John Butkovich of Pueblo, M. P. and Joseph Butkovich of Chicago, grandfather of six. Member of St. Mary's church and St. Jacobs lodge No. 402 C.F.U. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1944 - George Butkovich of 1909 E. Abriendo Ave. Nov. 11 at local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Mary Butkovich, father of Victor and George Butkovich Jr. and Mrs. John Busia all of Pueblo, brother of Frank Butkovich of Europe, uncle of John Butkovich of Pueblo, M. P. and Joseph Butkovich of Chicago, grandfather of six. Member of St. Mary's church and St. Jacobs lodge No. 402 C.F.U. Rosary recitation Monday 7:30 p.m. our chapel. Funeral our chapel Tuesday 8:30 a.m., requiem high mass at St. Mary's church 9 a.m. Interment Roselawn.

Butkovich, George J.
George J. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2001 - George J. Butkovich, age 75, born Sept. 9, 1925, passed away June 4, 2001, in Denver, Colo. Mr. Butkovich is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Candy Butkovich; brothers, Frank, John (Vivian) and Edward (Juanita) Butkovich; and sister, Mary (Dr. Fred) Toreson. He is also survived by the Pulido family; brothers-in-law, Pete (Rose) and Paul (Rose)sisters-in-law, Irene, Gloria (Fred), Connie (Korky), Mary Jane (Dan), Angela (Bob), Betty Ann, Julianna (Chuck) and Lala (Kenneth)as well as numerous nieces and nephews. George served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He retired from the Denver County Sheriff's Department. Viewing, Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 1 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in his memory.

Butkovich, Jennia
Jennia Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1921 - Jennia Butkovich, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Butkovich died January 22 at 2610 East Evans Avenue. Body at McCarthy-Brown.

Butkovich, John
John Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1926 - John Butkovich, aged 32 years, passed away last evening at a local hospital following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife at the family home, No. 1 Block S. and six step children. Roy, Clyde, Murel, Ruby, Eartsel, and Ray, his mother Mrs. Susie Butkovich, one sister, Mrs. Mary Moudrin, of Pueblo, and two brothers, Steve and Nicklos, of Pueblo. The body is being cared for at the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home and the time of the funeral will be announced later.

Butkovich, John D.
John D. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1980 - John D. Butkovich, of 1201 S. Santa Fe. April 10, 1980. Husband of Mrs. Anna M. Butkovich, who passed away July 1, 1975. Father of Mrs. Mary Ann DeVries and Joseph Butkovich, Pueblo, and Albert Butkovich, Denver. Predeceased by a son, John R. Butkovich, Feb. 3, 1980. Survived by eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Mary Parish and Holy Name Society, St. Mary Parish; KSKJ St. Joseph Lodge No. 7; WSA Western Star Lodge No. 16; AFU, St. Peter and Paul Lodge No. 15; Croatian Catholic Union, Sacred Heart of Jesus Lodge No.86, and charter member of the Presern Glee Club. Mr. Butkovich was a lifelong member of the Croatian Fraternal Union St. Jacob Lodge No. 402. He devoted 32 years of his life as a supreme board member and had attended every convention since 1912, including the most recent one in Toronto, Canada. He served as supreme president of the Croatian Fraternal Union at its Pittsburgh headquarters for 16 years and was then designated as president emeritus. Additionally, he was a member of the knights of Columbus Pueblo Council No. 557, the bishop Joseph C. Willging Assembly 4th degree Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Columbus Chalice Club. He was a papal knight of St. Gregory and was quite active in the Democratic Party for many years, serving as precinct caucus chairman. Mr. Butkovich originated the Slovenian Radio Hour over 30 years ago and the program is still broadcast. He was co-owner with his son., the late John R. Butkovich. In the operation of Butkovich Mercantile. He opened the store shortly after his marriage in 1915. Service, St. Mary Church; Mass of Christian burial 7 p.m. Sunday and rosary recitation 9 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be made to the Butkovich Memorial Fund through the funeral home office. Friends will be received at the church parish hall following the Mass.

Butkovich, John F.
John F. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1961 - John F. Butkovich, 2231 E. Evans; Husband of the late Mrs. Catherine Butkovich. Father of Mrs. Rose Bradish, Edward M., Frank and George Butkovich of Pueblo; John Butkovich Jr., Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Mary Germ, Sacramento, Calif. Brother of Anton Butkovich, Chesterton, Ind. Survived also by 8 grandchildren. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Past President of CFU. St. Jacobs Lodge 402 and retired employee of CF&I. Friends may contact the family at the Bradish residence, 2231 E. Routt. Services St. Francis Xavier Church. Recitation of the rosary Thursday, 7 p.m., and Requiem High Mass Friday, 9 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven, Roselawn.

Butkovich, John R.
John R. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1980 - John R. Butkovich, of 611 Westacres passed away Feb. 3, 1980. Husband of Mrs. Margaret Mary Butkovich. Father of John Michael Butkovich and son of John D. Butkovich, both of Pueblo. Brother of Mrs. Mary Ann DeVries and Joseph Butkovich, Pueblo, and Albert Butkovich, Denver. Father-in-law of Kimberly Ann Butkovich and grandfather of John Henry Butkovich, both of Pueblo. Survived also by brother and sisters-in-law and by numerous nieces and nephews. A lifetime resident of Pueblo, Mr. Butkovich was graduated from Central High School with Class of 1935. He was a veteran of service with the US Army in World War II and a partner in Butkovich Mercantile Co. Member of St. Mary Parish; KSKJ St. Joseph Lodge 7; CFU St. Jacob Lodge 82, and Travelers Protective Association. An assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 19, Wesley United Methodist Church. Mr. Butkovich also was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Holy Name Society and a former member of the St. Mary Church Council. Service, St. Mary Church; Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial m7 p.m. Tuesday; rosary recitation 9 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn.

Butkovich, Joseph
Joseph Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1936 - Joseph Butkovich, aged 39 years, Feb. 16, local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Mary Butkovich of 2416 East Evans Avenue; father of Anna, Mildred and Joseph. Employed at the C.F. & I. in the wire mill department. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1936 - Joseph Butkovich, service Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. from residence, 2416 East Evans avenue. 9 a.m. St. Francis Xavier church. Rosary service Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at residence.

Butkovich, Katherine
Katherine Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1930 - Katherine Butkovich, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Butkovich, died at the residence, 1714 East Abriendo avenue, Thursday. Funeral announcements will be made later by T. G. McCarthy & Sons, Inc. Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1930 - The funeral of Katherine Butkovich, little daughter of John Butkovich, will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons, Inc. Interment will be in Roselawn cemetery.

Butkovich, Mary
Mary Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1918 – Services for Mary Butkovich, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Butkovich, will take place this morning at 9:30 from the late residence, 1904 east Abriendo Avenue and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in Roselawn cemetery under the direction of the McCarthy undertaking company.

Butkovich, Mary
Mary Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1955 - Mary Butkovich, of 1710 E. Evans. Oct 9. Widow of late George Butkovich. Mother of Mrs. John Busia, Victor and George Butkovich Jr., Pueblo. Survived also by 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Member of Slovan lodge No 3 W.S.A. and the Croatian Mothers and Daughters Club. Rosary Monday 7:30 p.m. St. Mary Church. Requiem mass Tuesday 9 a.m. St. Mary Church. Interment St. Mary Section, Roselawn.

Butkovich, Mary
Mrs. Mary Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1937 - Mrs. Mary Butkovich, aged 64 years, at a local hospital, Dec. 25. Survived by her husband, Thomas, of 1705 East Abriendo avenue; one son John, of Alameda, Calif.; three grandchildren. Also one brother, John Mihelich of Pueblo, and two brothers, Mark and Anthony in Europe. Member of St. Mary's parish and St. Jacob's society. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1937 - Mary Butkovich, services Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. our chapel, 10 a.m. St. Mary's church. Rosary service, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., our chapel.

Butkovich, Michael
Michael Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1968 - Michael Butkovich, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 1434 Cypress, passed away June 26, as result of drowning accident. Michael was a member of the sophomore class at Central High School. Member junior varsity football team of Central High School. Member St. Francis Xavier Church. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Butkovich of the family home; three brothers, John P. Butkovich, Ronald Butkovich and Joe Butkovich, and one sister, Mrs. Geraldine Whited, all of Pueblo, also survive, and as do several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services St. Francis Xavier Church with Rosary Recitation at 7:30 p.m. today and celebration Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Friday. Interment Roselawn. Colorado Springs Free Press – June 27, 1968 – Pueblo Boy Drowns in Arkansas River – Pueblo, Colo – Pueblo police found the body of a 15-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon about two hours after he was reported missing in the Arkansas River. Drowned was Mike Butkovich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Butkovich of Pueblo. Police said Butkovich was apparently walking along the bank of the river when he fell into the water and was swept away by the swift currents. Companions of the victim reported to police that the boy was swept under about 3:30 p.m. at a point near the pubic school stadium.

Butkovich, Nick A.
Nick A. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2003 - Nick A. Butkovich, 74, passed away May 31, 2003. Born June 13, 1928, to Nick and Pauline Butkovich, who preceded him in death. Nick is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Esther; children, Daniel (Kathy) Smith, Tim Smith, Kathy (Rene) Visscher, Cheryl Bensik and Sherry (Tim) Miller. Grandfather of Brent (Crystal) Bensik, Nichole Higgins, Evelyn, Christina and Stephanie Visscher, Chad Smith, T.J. Smith and J.B. and Tiffany Smith. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, Morghan, Madison, MacKenzie and Aspen Bensik; one aunt, cousins, nieces and nephews. Nick was a World War II Navy veteran. He attended Central High School, Pueblo Junior College and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Nick loved football and was a featured running back at all three institutions. His picture is currently on display at the University of Colorado Pueblo. Following graduation from CSUFC, Nick enjoyed a successful career in Pueblo as estimator and project manager for several local construction firms. His pastimes were gardening, time with his family and his pet Woody. Nick was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church where services will be held. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Humane Society in Nick's memory, in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive friends and family in the church reception hall immediately following the interment.

Butkovich, Nick A.
Nick A. Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1976 - Nick A. Butkovich, life time Pueblo resident, late of 331 Alma, passed away Parkview Episcopal Hospital July 31, 1976, following lengthy illness. Retired employe of 10 inch finishing mill, CF&I Steel Corp. Member , Shrine of St. Therese Parish and BPO Elks Lodge 90. Survived by son Nick A. Butkovich Jr. brother-in-law, A. J. Mudrone, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Butkovich, all of Pueblo. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Services Shrine of St. Therese Church, with Mass of the Resurrection 7:30 p.m. Monday and Rosary recitation 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 3135 Morris. Those who wish may make contribution to Asthmatic Foundation in memory of Mr. Butkovich. Remains will lie in state in Colonial Room Chapel from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday.

Butkovich, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2006 - Patricia Ann Butkovich, 70, of Pueblo, passed away June 23, 2006. Survived by her sisters, Pauline Butkovich, Olga Bacino, both of Pueblo, and Marianne Hagens of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister-in-law, Bernice Papish of Pueblo; nieces, Charlotte (Vic) Plutt, Kathy (Geno) Tresso, both of Pueblo, and Joyce (CD) Bodam of Boulder; and nephew, Tom Bacino of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Anna Butkovich; and brother, James "Nuzzy" Papish. Patricia was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Pueblo. Patricia's strong faith in the Lord and the care and companionship of her sister, Pauline, sustained her through years of ill health. Her family thanks the staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo for their compassionate care of Patricia. Graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Patricia's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward funeral directors.

Butkovich, Rose Mary
Rose Mary Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain December 2, 1931 - Rose Mary Butkovich, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Butkovich, 2416 East Evans Avenue, passed away Tuesday morning at a local hospital. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the residence and from St. Mary's church at 2 p.m. Geo. F. McCarthy.

Butkovich, Steve John
Steve John Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 1969 - Steve John Butkovich, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 1434 Cypress, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital July 2, 1969, following two-month illness. He retired in 1964 following 47 years employment, CF&I Corp. Member St. Francis Xavier Parish and CF&I Retired Men's Club. Preceded in death by son, Mike Butkovich, June 26, 1968; and sister Mrs. Mary Mudrone, April 6, 1968. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Butkovich of the family home; four children, John Butkovich, Mrs. Geraldine Whited, Pueblo, and Ronald Butkovich and Joseph Butkovich, family home. One brother, Nick Butkovich, Pueblo and six grandchildren also survive. Service St. Francis Xavier Church with Rosary recitation 7 p.m. today and Celebration Requiem Mass 9 a.m. Saturday. Interment Roselawn.

Butkovich, Susanna
Mrs. Susanna Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 1940 - Mrs. Susanna Butkovich, of 615 East Routt, Aug. 5. Beloved mother of Mrs. Mary Mudrone and Steve and Nick Butkovich, Grandmother of five. Member of St. Anthony's church. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 1940 - Mrs. Susanna Butkovich, services Thursday 8:30 a.m. from the residence 615 East Routt and 9 a.m. from St. Anthony's church. Recitation of the Rosary 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the residence.

Butkovich, Thomas
Thomas Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1942 - Thomas Butkovich, of 1710 East Evans Avenue, died Dec. 18 at a local hospital. Survived by a son, John of Alhambra, Calif. A brother, James of Gary, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mravich of Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Phyllis Drevich of Hebing, Minn. Member of St. Mary's church and St. Jacob's lodge. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1942 - Thomas Butkovich, of 1710 East Evans, Dec. 18. Father of John, of Alhambra, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Mravich, Gary, Ind., and Mrs. Phyllis Drevich of Hebing, Minn., Member of St. Mary's church and St. Jacob's lodge. Rosary recitation Monday, 7:30 p.m. our chapel. Services Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. our chapel, 9 a.m. St. Mary's church.

Butkovich, Thomas
Thomas Butkovich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1972 - Thomas Butkovich, of 2510 Hollywood, July 13, 1972. Husband of Mrs. Olga Butkovich. Father of Mrs. Barbara Robinson, Pueblo. Son of Mrs. Mary Dujmovic, Pueblo. Brother of William Keserich and Mark Dujmovic, both of Pueblo. Survived also by three grandchildren. Member of Holy Family Parish and CFU, Holy Trinity Lodge No. 82. Butkovich retired in September 1971 from the CF&I Steel Corp. where he had been employed in the blast furnace. Mass of the Resurrection 8 p.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Committal 9 a.m. Saturday, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Robinson, 3601 Farabaugh.

Butkovich, Thomas
Thomas Butkovich - Pueblo Star Journal - June 29, 1917 - Thomas Butkovich, aged 27 years died yesterday morning at a local hospital where he was taken but a few days ago for medical treatment. The deceased was a foreman in the wire mill at the steel works. He is survived by his wife and one brother residing at the family residence. 1235 Bowman avenue. The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 9:3- from the family home and 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Rev. Father Cyril Zupan will say mass for the dead. The funeral will be under the auspices of St. Jacob's society. The burial will be at Roselawn cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company. Thomas Butkovich - Pueblo Star Journal, June 30, 1917 - The funeral will take place Sunday morning at 9:15 from the late residence, 1235 Bowman Avenue and at 10 o'clock from the St. Mary's church. Rev. Father Cyril will say mass for the dead. The burial will be at Roselawn in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Butler, Adella S.
Adella S. Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2002 - Adella S. Butler, 69, of Pueblo West, passed away Aug. 30, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lynn Butler; and parents, Juan Delacruz and Genevieve Aragon. Survived by her daughter, Debbie Butler; and numerous brothers and sisters. She was an adamant Bronco fan. Memorial funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel.

Butler, Cecil
Cecil Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Cecil Butler, 65, of Fowler, died Nov. 25, 1997, at Extended Care at Fowler Health Care Center. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Butler, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1986 - Miss Dorothy Mae Butler, age 56, passed away March 17,1986, at her home. Born May 16, 1929, at Oshkosh, Wis. Graduated from Oshkosh Teachers College in 1951 and taught primary school in Pueblo from 1956 until her retirement in 1984. Survived by one sister, Ivadell (Frank) Strauss, Oshkosh; and two nephews. Service, 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Graveside service will be held at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, Oshkosh, at a later date.

Butler, Edward
Edward Butler – Durango Wage Earner – March 18, 1909 – Trinidad, Colo., Mar. 16 – Edward Butler, a saloonkeeper, was shot and killed last night and J. M. Justice, arrested in connection with the affair, says he killed Butler because Butler had stolen his wife and would not tell him where she was. The shooting took place in front of Butler's saloon. Justice says he had come back to Trinidad, after a month's absence, and wanted to see his wife. Before he left he said Butler had stolen her. After making every possible inquiry, he went to Butler. Butler, according to Justice, declined to give him any information, but beat him. Then Justice killed Butler. The woman has not shown up today.

Butler, Gerald
Gerald Butler - Las Vegas Review-Journal - September 9, 2006 - Gerald Butler, 74, of Las Vegas, died Sept. 6, 2006. He was a retired dam manager with civil service and served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Services will be held in Trinidad, Colo.

Butler, Howard E.
Howard E. Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 1987 - Howard E. Butler passed away unexpectedly Feb. 4, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Mae Butler, of the family home; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Bill Schneider, Englewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Mrs. Mindi (Bob) Dowd and John and Kurt Schneider; two great-granddaughters; and sister, Minnie Chenoweth, El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by two brothers, Herschel and Gordon Butler, and sister, Mrs. Maude Weber. He was born on April 20, 1897, in Assumption, Ill. He came to Colorado in 1899 with his mother and father, Malinda Catherine Butler and Elijah Oliver Butler, who was a Baptist missionary in Southern Colorado and founded churches in Alamosa, Cortez, and Center, among others. Howard was graduated from Trinidad High School in 1915 and attended William Jewell College. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War I; was a member of First Baptist Church serving as trustee for several years; Las Animas Lodge 28, AF&AM; and member and past worthy patron of Adah Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star. He served as district manager of Keebler Biscuit Co. until his retirement in 1962. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, with Dr. David E. Horton and Mr. William Leroy officiating, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. His family requests the omission of food and flowers and suggests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church.

Butler, Jimmie
Jimmie Butler - Rocky Mountain News - January 30, 1911 - Died at Salida, committed suicide with a .22 caliber rifle below the heart. Addicted to drink and drugs, former well known middleweight fighter. Fought in Cripple Creek, Leadville, Pueblo and other towns.

Butler, John
John Butler – Durango Democrat – June 27, 1902 – Death of John Butler – John Butler of Silverton died Wednesday at the hospital in the 52nd year of his age. His remains will be buried today at 11 a.m. from Hood's undertaking rooms. Deceased came from Ireland in '72 and to the San Juan in 1880. He was interested in mining and prospecting, and some two years ago sold an interest in Excelsior group to the late “Jack” McComb. For years he had operated in connection with John Carver, who is in the city to arrange for the burial in Greenmount cemetery, and in order that Silverton friends may attend, the services will be held at the Catholic church this morning at 11 a.m., Rev. Father Lenart of Silverton officiating. In addition to a wife, there are two brothers, Michael, who is here, and T. B. Butler in the employ of C. F. & I. Co. at Lime, near Pueblo, as well as nephews and nieces who reside in San Juan County. Deceased was popular in Silverton and many friends will be down this morning to be present at the final obsequies.

Butler, Leon C.
Leon C. Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1999 - Leon C. Butler, 87, lifetime Lamar resident, passed away May 14, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Butler, Leta Faye
Leta Faye Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2000 - Leta Faye Butler, 75, of Parker, Colo., passed away Jan. 12, 2000. Arrangements and services will be in Tulare, Calif.

Butler, Nona Margaret
Nona Margaret Butler – Pueblo Chieftain – September 1, 1976 - Mrs. Nona Margaret Butler, Lifetime Pueblo resident, Late of 831 Bragdon, passed away St. Mary Corwin Hospital August 31, 1976, following two-week illness. Mrs. Butler is survived by her husband, William C. Butler, of the family home; seven children, Charles R. Butler, Pueblo; Mrs. Wilma L. Litton, Security; Mrs. Emma Jeanne Calhoon and Mrs. Mary Lou Litton, both of Pueblo; Mrs. Shirley M. Ritz, Thornton; William S. Butler and Mrs. Cathy J. Caudill, Pueblo, Seventeen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Services 2 p.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. William L. Woelfle, pastor Faith United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment Mountain View.

Butler, Sarah M.
Sarah M. Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2003 - Sarah M. Butler, 15, went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2003. She was a student at Pueblo West High School. She is survived by her parents, Brian and Vicki Butler of Pueblo West; two brothers, Jonathan (Lisa) Butler and their children Jared and Spencer of Washington state, Robert (Erin) Butler of Hawaii; grandparents, Ed (Mary) Butler of Massachusetts, Bob (Valda) Roberts of Sterling, Colo.; and numerous other relatives. She also leaves many special friends to remember her. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, Pueblo West Ecumenical Church, 434 S. Conquistador Ave. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church.

Butler, Twila Mae
Twila Mae Butler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2002 - Twila Mae Butler, 75, of Center, passed away on Dec. 22, 2002, at the SLV Regional Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 15, 1927, in Del Norte, to Gerald L. and Vada D. (David) Worley. Twila attended Sargent School and graduated in 1945. She then attended Colorado A&M in Fort Collins and graduated with her B.S. in 1949. She received two Masters from Adams State College, one in education and one in counseling. She married Robert William Butler in 1951. Twila taught science and physical education for 17 years and she was a well-respected chemistry teacher at Sargent High School. Then she worked for the Colorado State Department of Social Services for 19 years. After retiring, she worked as a secretary for the First United Methodist Church in Center, Colo. for several years. Twila served her community, church and family in many ways. She was a member and officer of the Heart and Eagle Federated Club; she served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary for the Center unit No. 131 and a president of the Legion District No. 9. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Center and the Christian Women's Association. She was also a member and officer of the American Association of the University Women. Twila served two terms on the Center School Board and was presently on the Board of the Rio Grande County Museum. She loved serving as a judge for the local science and history fairs and also worked as a reader and judge for the science fair at Adams State for many years. Twila is survived by her son, Robert (Susan) Butler of Center; brother; Carl (Audrey) Worley of Sargent; sisters, Gail (Bob) Mattive and Yvonne (Lee) Seaman both of Monte Vista; grandsons; Alan and Brent; four nieces and nephews and nine great-nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Center on Dec. 27, 2002, at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the SLV Fair Board or the Center Fire Department in care of the funeral home. Cremation was chosen by the family under the direction of Strohmayer's Funeral Home.

Butler, William C.
William C. Butler – Pueblo Chieftain – February 18, 1994 - William C. Butler, passed away Feb. 16, 1994, Survived by his children, Dick (Ha) Butler, Colorado Springs, Wilma ( the late Jack) Litton, Fountain, Emma (Duane) Calhoon, Pueblo, Mary Lou ( Don) Litton, Pueblo, Shirley (Paul) Ritz, Denver, William Scot (Jane) Butler, Pueblo and Cathy (John) Caudill, Pueblo; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; good friend, Richard Rudy, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his wife, Nona Margaret Butler on Aug. 31, 1976; and his brother, Earl E. Butler, in 1965. Born Jan. 22, 1900, in Toledo, Ohio, and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He was on the Pueblo Police Department from 1927 until 1932 when he retired due to a police motorcycle accident which injured his arm. In March 1936 he began his career as a merchant policeman. He retired in 1968 after 41 years of service as an officer. Service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. With Pastors Ron McPheeters and Sue McPheeters officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Butner, Susan Kimler
Susan Kimler Butner (Shrewsbury) - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 7, 1999 - Susan Kimler-Butner (Shrewsbury) 48, a former Colorado Springs resident, died April 1, 1999, in Pueblo. She was a dental assistant, service assistant at Red Nolan Cadillac and service writer at Faricy Ford in Canon City. Mrs. Butner was born Aug. 20, 1950, in Syracuse, N.Y. She was married Jan. 24, 1998, to Floyd M. Butner. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Jennifer Taylor (Shrewsbury); three brothers, Lee Kimler, Dick Kimler and Roy Kimler; and a sister, Mary Hessenius. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Methodist Church, 503 Griffin Ave., Canon City. Charles Anthony Funeral Home, Florence, (719) 784-0832, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Free Methodist Church, 503 Griffin Ave., Canon City, 81212.

Butorac, George
George Butorac - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1955 - George Butorac, 18 Carlisle Pl., formerly of Walsenburg, died Friday at the residence, following an illness of six weeks. Mr. Butorac was a resident of Pueblo two years. Member of the Shrine of St. Therese, the SNPJ Lodge of Walsenburg, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. Survived by three sons and six daughters; 12 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Gate of (page cut here - probably Gate of Heaven, Roselawn - transcribers note).

Butorac, Jack
Jack Butorac - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1986 - Jack Butorac was born Oct. 10, 1921, and passed away Aug. 25, 1986. He taught in Kim and Florence, Colo., and was athletic trainer at Adams State College for many years, retiring in 1982. He served with the U.S. Air Force for three years during WW II. Mr. Butorac was a member of Knights of Columbus 611, Florence; BPOE, Alamosa; FOE 145, Pueblo; American Legion 113, Alamosa; National Athletic Trainers Association, Inc.; Adams State College Associated Alumni; Shrine of St. Therese; Diocesan Choir of Sacred Heart Cathedral; Sacred Heart Cathedral; Oblates of St. Benedict, Canon City; and American Bowling Congress League. Preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Helen Butorac and Rosemary Butorac of Pueblo; Katherine (Rudy) Landis, Pueblo; Ann (Omer) Ellison of Daleville, Ind.; Steve Butorac of Pueblo and Anthony (Dorothy) Butorac of Billings, Mont. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Friday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made in Mr. Butorac's name to the Jack Butorac Scholarship Fund, c/o Adams State College, Alamosa, Colo.

Butorac, Joseph R.
Joseph R. Butorac - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 1998 - Joseph R. Butorac of Colorado Springs, Ret. U.S. Navy. Survived by wife, Joyce Ann- sons, John Butorac, Joe Butorac Jr. - and daughter, Joannie Stoker- sisters, Margaret Hayes, Barbara Duehr, Martha Linich- and brother, Norman (Jean) Butorac of Pueblo. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. 80910. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.

Butorac, Mary
Mrs. Mary Butorac - World Independent – December 2, 1946 – Mrs. Mary Butorac of Tioga, a resident of that community for the past 18 years, died Saturday at the family home. She was born in Austria, April of 1883, and died at the age of 63 years. She came to the United States 41 years ago. Survivors include her husband, George Butorac of Tioga; three sons, Jack and Steve of Tioga and Tony of the U.S. Navy; six daughters, Mrs. Frank Welch of Anderson, Ind.; Miss Helen Butorac of Tioga, Mrs. Omer Ellison of Middletown, Ind.; Mrs. J.R. Landis of Pueblo; Miss Margaret and Miss Rose Marie Butorac, both of Tioga; and one sister, residing in Cocohambe, Bolivia. Funeral services will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary. World Independent 12-3-1946, Rosary services for Mrs. Mary Butorac will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Unfug-Peet mortuary, it was announced today. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 9:30 at the mortuary and at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary church. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Butorac, Steve
Steve Butorac - - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988: Steve Butorac. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. today, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment,  Roselawn Cemetery. Respects may be paid at the funeral home until service.

Butsko, Michelle S.
Michelle S. Butsko (Ordonez) - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2004 - Michelle S. Butsko (Ordonez), 37. Sunrise, Feb. 16, 1967, sunset Nov. 23, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Peters; children, Janette Ellis, Vanessa Large, Alexandria Espana, Sarina Peters, Angelic and Charday Peters; grandchildren, Isaiah, Juan III, Seth Jr., and one on the way; brother, Steve Butsko; and parents, Jim and Karen Coats. Her father Jim was the best dad she ever had. Michelle had a heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone in need. Inurnment, 9 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with memorial service to follow at 10 a.m., at Adriance Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice or the Building Fund at Sonrise Methodist Church.

Butterbaugh, Wilbur S.
Wilbur S. "Butter" Butterbaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1999 - Wilbur S. "Butter" Butterbaugh, 91, was called to be with the Lord on July27, 1999, in Anchorage, Alaska. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ione E. Butterbaugh on Jan. 19, 1990. Survived by W. Keith Butterbaugh, Cheri Hendron-McRae, and Margie Butterbaugh- seven grandchildren, Robert Hegler, Lance Hendren, Aaron Hendren, Pamela Steins, Iona Renee Puzan, Margee Dawn Collins and Julie Stinton. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren- and two great-great-grandchildren. Wilbur was born Dec. 31, 1907, in Edgemont, S.D. He retired from the D&RG Railroad after 43 years of service and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. , 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Schumard of the LDS church officiating. Inurnment, Stained Glass Columbarium.

Butterfield, Mary A.
Mary A. Butterfield - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 1965 - Mary A. Butterfield, Aug. 31, 1965 in San Francisco. Loving mother of Mrs. Elizabeth Voss of San Jose, Calif. Sister of John E. Lester, Frank E. and Henry E. Allen, all of Colorado, and Mrs. Florence Givens of San Francisco, Grandmother of Chryl A. and Gary R. and Eric G. Voss. Mother-in-law of Robert W. Voss. Survived by nieces and nephews. A native of Colorado. Funeral services 3 p.m. Friday at the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy, O'Hara Co., Geary Blvd. At 10th Ave., San Francisco. Contributions to Cancer Society or your favorite charity preferred.

Butterfield, Robert J.
Robert J. Butterfield - Denver Post - September 1, 2000 - Robert J. Butterfield of Walsenburg, a railroad switch clerk, died Saturday at Huerfano Medical Center. He was 79. Services were Thursday at Howe Mortuary. Interment was in Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. He was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Princeton, Minn. On Oct. 9, 1948, he married Fern D. Blankenbeckler in Longmont. She preceded him in death. Butterfield served in the Army during World War II and was wounded in Italy. He retired from the Rio Grande Railroad. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post No. 32 in Longmont and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10736 in Federal Heights. He is survived by a son, Allen, Puyallup, Wash.; a daughter, Joyce Shaffer, Sagle, Idaho; a brother, Russell, Challis, Idaho; two sisters, Valeria McCahan, Minot, N.D., and Laura Schultz, Bismarck, N.D.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Newspaper Unknown - August 2000 - Robert J. Butterfield, Nov. 11, 1920 - Aug. 26, 2000 - Robert J. Butterfield of Walsenburg, formerly of Longmont and Broomfield, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at the Huerfano Medical Center in Walsenburg. He was 79. The son of George J. Butterfield and Charlotte McDonald Butterfield, he was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Princeton, Minn. He married Fern D. Blankenbeckler on Oct. 9, 1948, in Longmont. She died in 1984. Mr. Butterfield worked in the railroad industry throughout his career, retiring in 1980 from the Rio Grande Railroad. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 and was wounded in Italy. He moved to Denver, then to Longmont in 1947, to Broomfield in 1962, to Federal Heights in 1969 and to Walsenburg in 1997. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of the American Legion Post No. 32 in Longmont and past commander of the VFW Federal Heights Post No. 10736. Survivors include a son, Allen Richardson of Puyallup, Wash.; a daughter, Joyce Shaffer of Sagle, Idaho; a brother, Russell K. Butterfield of Challis, Idaho; two sisters, Valeria McCahan of Minot, N.D., and Laura Schultz of Bismarck, N.D.; four grandchildren; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Howe Mortuary in Longmont. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary chapel. The Rev. Robert Early of the Holiday Community Church in Denver will officiate. Interment will be at Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in care of Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, CO 80501.

Buttz, Joseph R.
Joseph R. Buttz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1987 - Joseph R. Buttz, 71, passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Buttz is survived by a brother, Edward; three daughters, Margaret Sibert, Maxine Haindel, both of Pueblo, Billie Sue Hanley of Denver; three sons, Charles of Englewood, David and Richard of Seattle, Wash. He also is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 1987, at Christ the King Church.

Butz, Bob
Bob Butz - The Denver Post - July 16, 2006 - Radio, TV pro was a stickler on grammar - Bob Butz - The Denver Post - July 16, 2006 - Bob Butz, a longtime TV and radio personality known for his professionalism, died July 5 in Thornton. (Special to the Post) Bob Butz was an easy guy to get along with, unless you didn't pay attention to your grammar. Butz, 79, a longtime Denver radio and TV personality who died July 5 at a care center in Thornton, was a stickler on all things spoken and written. And he was glad to point out errors to his colleagues, or even his pastor. Butz's wife, Jeanne Butz, recalls that her husband took their Episcopal priest aside after church one day and told him the word is "because," not " becuz." Butz read through his kids' papers for errors, said his son, John Butz of Corona, Calif., and was a constant critic of on-air journalists who mispronounced words. "That was his biggest aggravation," his wife said. Butz kept up on local news and politics and trained younger colleagues about interviewing. "I learned more about journalism in the first six months (of working for Butz) than I did in four years of college," said Bob White, former general manager of Channel 7. Friends and family said Butz was so serious and professional at his job that it was nearly impossible to distract him while he was on the air. It's a common game among radio and television people to try to "break up" a colleague with off-stage antics while the person is on-air. One time, while Butz was on the radio, a friend came up behind him with an aerosol can of shaving cream and proceeded to make swirls of foam all over the top of Butz's head. Butz never budged and never missed a beat. On those occasions when Butz nearly broke up, he was able to cover it by pretending to cough, said former colleague Fred Hobbs. Butz was known for his baritone voice. "It was strong. He was easy to understand and his articulation was first rate," said Merwin Smith, another former colleague at Channel 7. And he was practically "blooperless," Smith said. After retiring from television in 1976, Butz worked for Talking Books, narrating more than 250 books and scores of magazines. He was named narrator of the year in 1995 and was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado Hall of Fame. Robert Butz was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Trinidad and went to high school there. While in high school he worked at the local radio station, KCRT. He considered a career in engineering but changed that after a professor told him he had a great radio voice. He earned a journalism degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and helped with expenses by working at radio station KBOL. He took the name "Cowboy Boots" because of how he pronounced his name, not because he had any cowboy connections. Butz "often scooped the Boulder Camera," Hobbs said. "He was really the first radio newsman in Boulder." After serving in the Army, Butz got a job at KLZ radio and later appeared on KLZ Channel 7 news, becoming one of Colorado's first television anchors. He did the midday and weekend evening news on Channel 7 for 20 years. After the station was sold, he went back to KLZ radio for four more years. While at KLZ television, Butz was one of the first news people on the scene when a United Airlines plane crashed near Longmont in 1955, killing all 44 on board. John Gilbert Graham, who was convicted and executed for the crime, had planted a bomb on the plane in order to cash in on a $37,500 life-insurance policy he had bought for his mother, Daisie E. King, a passenger. In 1952, Butz married Barbara Gruen and they had two sons. They later divorced. He married Jeanne Hoselton in 1972. In addition to her and his son, he is survived by another son, Tom Butz of Edwards; stepson Richard Caudel of Eagle; and four grandchildren.

Buzan, Paul C.
Paul C. Buzan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2002 - Paul C. Buzan of Pueblo was born March 1, 1914. He went to be with the Lord Jesus on Nov. 11, 2002. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Christian Challengers and the church choir. Paul was retired from the Motor Supply Co. and was a second retiree from the Wright-Jones Plumbing Co. He also was one of the original members of the Sundowners C&W Band. He is preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Louise. Survived by his daughter, Beverly (S.W.) Pressey; granddaughter, Pamela J. (Tim) Vaughn; great-grandchildren, Emilie and Stephen Vaughn; and many other friends and relatives. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at the First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth St. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Buzzi, Willa M.
Willa M. Buzzi - Wet Mountain Tribune - August 31, 1995 - Willa M. Buzzi, born Oct. 17, 1922, went to be with the Lord Aug. 27, 1995, following a brief illness [in Pueblo, Pueblo County, CO]. She is survived by her husband, J. G. “Jerry” Buzzi [deceased Dec. 30, 1995]; three daughters; five brothers; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Willa is preceded in death by her parents, Helmuth [in 1982] and Esther [Cody] Koch [in 1985], and grandson, Christopher Sterns. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 30, 1995, at Community United Methodist Church in Westcliffe [Custer County].



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