The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Canaday, Pearl
Pearl Canaday - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1986 - Mrs. Pearl Canaday, 2701 Cedar, departed this life Feb. 13, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for many years, she was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Hattiesburg, Miss. She is predeceased by her mother, Josephine Adams, August 1985, and son, Paul Leggett, October 1979. She is survived by her husband, King David Canaday of the home, one son, Ruben Earl Leggett, Orrville, Ala.; one daughter, Josetta (Willie) Winslow, Moss Point, Miss.; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four stepbrothers. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. E. D. Farris officiating. Cremation to follow.

Canchola, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Canchola - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2003 - Virginia M. Canchola, age 66, a resident of Bakersfield, Calif., and a former resident of Penrose, passed away on March 21, 2003, in Bakersfield. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo., on Jan. 20, 1937, a daughter of the late Dan Maes and Ann Maes, her mother resides in Pueblo. She is also survived by four children, Linda (Carlos) Castaneda of Bakersfield, Calif., John (Karen) Canchola of Pueblo, Darlene Canchola of Bakersfield, Calif., and Paul (Laura) Canchola of Florence; sister, Cookie Holloway; four brothers, Larry Maes, Eddie Maes, Chuck Maes and Dan Maes; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Canchola; and a daughter, Christine. Virginia was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Florence. She loved being with her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2003, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Florence. Inurnment will be at Beaver Park Cemetery in Penrose.

Cancino, Savino
Savino Cancino - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2003 - Savino Cancino, 79, of Pueblo, went home Oct. 12, 2003. Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Ideal, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Sabino and Antonia Cancino. Survived by his wife, Isabel Cancino, Pueblo; children, Roseann (Paul) Hernandez-Diaz, California, Greg (Lily) Cancino, California, Nancy Cancino-Madrid, California, Jerry Bravo, Denver, Lupe Cancino, Pueblo, Toni (Darryl) Frates, Colorado Springs, Elisa (Mark Rodriguez) Cancino, Pueblo, Jessica (Perry) Nolan, Fort Collins, Janice Cancino, Pueblo; brothers, Gregory Cancino and Frank Cancino; sisters, Pal McCollum and Val Cancino; 21 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Savino and Isabel were married 41 years. He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting, Broncos games, Rockies games and the time he spent with his family. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. today, and memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday; both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Burial of cremains will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Canddani, Giovanni
Giovanni Canddani -Yampa Leader - January 2, 1914 - Unable to Buy Presents; Shoots Self - Pueblo - Despondent because he was unable to buy Christmas presents for his bride of seven weeks, Giovanni Canddani, a steel worker, shot himself in the head in his home. His wife witnessed the deed. Canddani was taken to St. Mary's hospital and it is believed he cannot recover. He recently lost his job and had been brooding since.

Candelaria, Telesfora
Telesfora Candelaria – Eagle County News – November 3, 1923 – La Junta. – Three passengers and the conductor on westbound Santa Fe train No. 7 are in the Santa Fe hospital here, suffering from knife wounds inflicted by a Mexican who apparently went suddenly insane in the chair car of the train near Thatcher, thirty-six miles east of Trinidad, about 1 o'clock in the morning. The assailant, identified by Acting Coroner F. E. Cole of Las Animas county as Telesfora Candelaria, 65 years old, of Moravia, Calif., was shot dead by William Garner, negro porter, of Albuquerque, N. M.

Candell, John
John Candell - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press - August 27, 1897 - Colorado Brief - As a result of a quarrel between John Candell and Hiram Baker at the latter's home near Grant, they shot each other and Crandell is dead. Jury acquitted Baker on the grounds of self-defense.

Canfield, Bertha May
Bertha May (Minick) Canfield - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2002 - Bertha May (Minick) Canfield, 91, born Feb. 23, 1911, Thicket, Texas, went to be with the Lord and her loving husband, Jeff, Oct. 25, 2002. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Minick; father, James Minick; sisters, Maudie Dawson, Dee Shivley, Venie Waller; and brother, James Minick. Survived by sisters, Fatie Vanbuskirk, Lamar, Colo., Audrie Waller, Yakima, Wash. Bertha was a former resident of Las Animas and Pueblo and was living at Bent County Memorial Nursing Home in Las Animas, Colo. She was the loving mother of Violet Wight, Las Animas, Colo., Garnet (Tom) Christian, Grand Junction, Colo., Dwight (Christine) Canfield, Dewey, Ariz., and Harold (Betty) Canfield of Pueblo, Colo.; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Viewing at the funeral home, 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Fowler. Graveside services will be held in Las Animas, Colo., 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Las Animas Cemetery with Pastor Bobby Wilson of Praise Assembly of God, Pueblo, officiating. Arrangements by Griffy Family Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 323, Fowler, Colo., 81039. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in Bertha's name to Bent County Memorial Nursing Home, 810 Third St., Las Animas, CO, 81054, or Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 1067, La Junta, CO, 81050. The family of Bertha welcomes you after the internment at a reception held at First Baptist Church, Las Animas, Colo.

Cann, Mary C.
Mary C. Cann – Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1957 – Mrs. Mary C. Cann of 1405 E. 10th St., passed away Thursday. Mrs. Cann, who came to Pueblo in 1906 from Hugoton, Kan., was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Herman W. Cann, in 1944. Mrs. Cann was born in Camden, NJ, and attended Friend College in Westtown, Penn. Survivors included four children: Walter B. Cann and Miss Anna L. Cann, both of Pueblo; Mrs. Bessie Callaghan of Canon City, and Mrs. Marian M. Hall of Dallas, Tex. Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Announcement of funeral services will be made later.

Cannestra, Mark A.
Mark A. Cannestra - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1998 - Mark A. Cannestra, 28, passed away Aug. 8, 1998, in Pueblo, as the result of a boating accident. Services and interment will be held in Norwich, N.Y.

Cannon, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Cannon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2004 - Dorothy May Cannon, left this world January 15, 2004. Born in Buena Vista in 1923, she lived and worked in several Colorado towns, including Leadville where she worked at Camp Hale during WWII and FNB in Walsenburg. Dorothy will be sadly missed by family; Carol Kemski; Robert and Linda Cannon; Janice, Mike Ryan and Stacie McWilliams; Carl, Sandy, Wade, Jess, Jarred and Nicole Cannon; Close friends: Linda Lee, Peggy, Frances and Gina. Preceded in death by husband, Carl Cannon Sr. Memorial services 11:00 a.m. Friday, Imperial Chapel. Family may be contacted at reception following services

Cannon, Edna Ruth
Edna Ruth Cannon – Pueblo Chieftain – October 2, 2006 - Edna Ruth Cannon, passed away Sept. 29, 2006, in Pueblo. Edna was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Lucas County, Iowa, the youngest of 10 children to Zeph and Ann Burt. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Everett Cannon; and her daughter, Judy Ann Cannon; three brothers; and four sisters. Those left to mourn her memory include four sons, Earl D. (Della) Cannon, Pueblo, Richard (Olga) Cannon, Florida, Robert E. (Erma) Cannon, Pueblo, and Mikell (Debbie) Cannon, Florida; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Edna also leaves to mourn her passing sisters, Helen Heaberlin and Ruby Versteg; and a host of other family members and friends. No viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Edna will be laid to rest with her husband in the Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Cannon, Elmer
Elmer Cannon - Huerfano World – May 9, 1948 - Elmer Cannon, 17, a senior at Huerfano County High School, and three Kansas men, were killed May 7, 1948, when the plane in which they were flying from Garden City, Kansas crashed on a private landing field about two miles north of Walsenburg.

Cannon, Glenn Allen
Glenn Allen Cannon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2003 - Glenn Allen Cannon, born Dec. 6, 1933, passed away Sept. 13, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Hazel Cannon; brothers, Russell and Wilbur; and his son, Tommy. He is survived by his wife, Carol Cannon; son, Mark (Donna) Cannon; daughter, Charlotte (Ron) Lopez; and stepchildren, Peggy Jacop, Debbie (Kim) Callow, David (Rebecca) Sutton and Darrell (Katrina) Sutton. Also survived by his brother, Edgar (Hazel) Cannon; sisters, Elsie (Larry) Fillmore and Vera (Sheridan) Boyd; and eight grandchildren. Glenn was an avid Broncos fan and loved flying his airplane. He retired as a sergeant of the Pueblo Police Department. He was a member of the American Legion Post 2, Masonic Lodge 95, Eagles No. 145 and Pueblo Police Benevolent Association. Glenn was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by all. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. At his request, no viewing.

Cannon, Mary
Mary Cannon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2003 - Mary Cannon, 88, passed away Dec. 24, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl. Survived by daughter, Joyce (Eric); grandson, Michael. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, CO, 80203, in her memory.

Cano, Elizabeth Irene
Elizabeth Irene Cano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2002 - Elizabeth Irene Cano, 50, passed away July 19, 2002. She is preceded in death by her brother, Jesus Cano in 1969. She is survived by her children, Martin Cano; Rena (Jason) Vigil; and her granddaughter whom she loved and cherished, Janae “Booboos” Vigil; her former husband and soul mate, Mike Cordova; parents, Joe and Mary Cano, Pueblo; brothers, Lawrence Cano and Mike Cano, both of Pueblo, Joe (Lucy) Cano, Colorado Springs and Phillip (Jackie) Cano, Pueblo; sisters, Veronica (Tim) Salazar, Tina (Steve) Salazar and Linda (Mark) Bell, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and special friends, Pat Carter, Pat Montes and Maureen Taylor. She enjoyed spending time crocheting, being with her family and spending time with her family from Grace Tabernacle. Elizabeth graduated from Central High School in 1972. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2Timothy 4:7

Cano, Joe Banda
Joe Banda Cano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2005 - Joe Banda Cano, born Feb. 10, 1931, passed away April 17, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Leandro and Guillerma Banda Cano; his son, Jesus A. Cano; daughter, Elizabeth I. Cano; two brothers and six sisters. He leaves to cherish his life, his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Phyllis Cano; children, Lawrence Cano, Veronica (Tim) Salazar, Tina (Steve) Salazar, Linda (Mark) Bell, Joe (Lucy) Cano of Fountain, Colo., Mike Cano, Phillip (Jackie) Cano; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Jesse B. Cano; sisters, Josie Martinez, Carmen (Jim) Cisneros and Antonia Wheeler. Mr. Cano retired from the CF&I Coke Plant after 31 years of service. He loved playing his 12-string guitar for his family and friends, going to Cripple Creek and bingo. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at St. Patrick Church, with a reception to follow both services. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank the staff at Pueblo Extended Care for their care and support for our husband and father.

Cano, John L.
John Lee (Juan) Cano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2003 - John Lee (Juan) Cano, 50, of Pueblo, went home June 9, 2003. Born May 31, 1953. Preceded in death by his parents, Leanisio B. and Madeline Cano. Survived by son, John (Carrie) Cano Jr.; granddaughters, Audra, AshLee, Lara and Jayme; siblings, Manuel (Virginia) Cano, Sarah (Gabriel) Alaniz, Rose (Joseph) Martinez, Mary (Scott) Kincaid, Richard A. Cano; special nieces, Gidget Martin, Amy Jo Martinez, Leah Kincaid, Scottie Hook; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial service, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Funeral Chapel.

Canon, Beatrice M.
Beatrice M. Canon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1986 - Beatrice M. Canon, 84, passed away Sept. 9, 1986. Mrs. Canon is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Flossie (Wesley) Collins of Pueblo; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Canon was born Feb. 17, 1902, in Arkansas and lived in Denver before moving to Pueblo 20 years ago. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 1986, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Canon, Benton
Benton Canon - Huerfano World - January 8, 2004 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1928: Benton Canon, a pioneer of the Santa Clara of the 1870s, died in New York and was buried in Denver. [Editor's Note: Benton Canon died on or about December 29, 1927. Obituary is listed in World Independent, December 30, 1927, Page 1.]

Canonica, Genevive
Genevive Canonica – Pueblo Chieftain – May 1, 1916 – The funeral of Mrs. Genevive Canonica will take place this afternoon at 1:30 from the family residence and at 2 o'clock from Mt. Carmel church. The Rev. Father Giglio will conduct the services. The interment will be at Roselawn cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Canote, Martha Lee
Martha Lee Canote - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2006 - Martha Lee Canote, 91, passed away April 21, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Allen Canote; two grandchildren, one great-grandson; and son-in-law, Carl Ferro in 2003. She is survived by her children, Jeanetta (Roy) Foulk and Marie Ferro, both of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Martha retired from the Colorado State Hospital where she was a charge cook. She also loved her gardening and was a member of the Central Christian Church. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, Central Christian Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cansino, Sesario
Sesario Cansino - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1986 - Sesario Cansino, late of Pueblo, died Feb. 25, 1986, at a local hospital. Member of La Hermosa Pentecostal Church. Born July 19, 1897, in Mexico. Pueblo resident since 1981. Services, 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel and at 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at the La Hermosa Pentecostal Church, with the, Rev. Ralph Salas officiating. Interment, Mountain View. Visitation, until service time.

Cantrell, Charles H.
Charles "Charlie" H. Cantrell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Charles "Charlie" H. Cantrell, 73, passed away Aug. 29, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings. Charlie is survived by his wife of 28 years, Vinnie Lenoir; children, Shirley (Bill) Peppin, Glenn (Nancy) Cantrell, Nancy Goss, Stephanie (Bill) Peacock, Loree Dietrich; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Clay (Pat) Hahn; also survived by numerous other relatives. Charlie was a member of South Pueblo Masonic Lodge No. 31, member of Southern Colorado Consistory, past patron of Order of the Eastern Star No. 7. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Travel Fund through the funeral home office.

Cantrell, Francis Eden
Francis Eden Cantrell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2003 - Francis Eden Cantrell, 86, passed away Sept. 25, 2003, in Redding, Calif. Francis was raised and educated in Pueblo, Colo. She was one of eight children born to Edward and Gladys Eden, owners and operators of Mountain View Jersey Dairy. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Cantrell. She is survived by her brother, Dr. E.L. Eden of Pueblo, Colo.

Cantrell, Fred H. Sr.
Fred H. Cantrell Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 1987 - Fred H. Cantrell Sr., of Beaverton, Ore., formerly of Pueblo, July 4. Fred H. Cantrell Sr. passed away July 4, 1987, in Beaverton, Ore. Born Dec. 4, 1919, in Pueblo. Survived by wife, Shirley of Beaverton; two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, a brother, sister-in-law, Billie (Don) Johnson and mother-in-law, Florence Sawtell, all of Pueblo.

Cantrell, Jesse
Jesse Cantrell – Pueblo Chieftain – July 19, 1960 – Jesse Cantrell services Rouch chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Bradley officiating.  To Springer, N. M. for interment.

Capaco, George
George Capaco – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: George Capaco is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. George Capaco: Greek, age 44, married with three surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Capanna, Rose Keep
Rose Keep Capanna - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Rose Keep Capanna, 95, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2004. Rose was the accountant for Keeps Garage, which was located at the former site of the first courthouse in Pueblo on Third Street and Santa Fe Avenue. She also worked for the Priest at the Shrine of St. Therese for more than 20 years. Rose is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Keep Capanna; her son, Ralph LeRoy Capanna; parents, Frank and Pasquala Soldano; sisters, Eva, Mary, Elizabeth and Lena. She is survived by her son, Anthony Frank Capanna; daughter, Rita Pearl (Michael) Morneau; grandchildren, Rocco (Rebecca), Martin (Rene) and Carl (Jill) Capanna; Darren and Perry Capanna; Gina (Keith) Lucas and Carla (Chris) Olson; sisters, Frances Baity and Josephine Mummert; brother, Carl (Angela) Soldano; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Viewing will be 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the Shrine of St. Therese with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family has suggested that donations may be made to the National Alzheimer's Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Cape, Edith June
Edith June Cape - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2001 - Edith June Cape, 74, affectionately known as "Giggles," went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2001. She was born June 12, 1926, in Pueblo. Edith is predeceased by her mother, Ethel Cranford; husband, Clifton Cape; grandson, Tracy Huskin; brother, Wesley Cranford; and sister, Fern Cox. She is survived by her father, Elmo Cranford of Pueblo; daughter, Veronica Huskin of Pueblo; son, Alan (Sharon) Cape of Great Falls, Mont.; grandchildren, Rory Huskin and Valerie (Todd) Erfurdt of Pueblo, Melanie (Bill) Wesner of Howard, Colo., Kelly Cape, Mindy Tripp and Beth Sullivan, all of Great Falls, Mont. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; and special lifelong friend, Ann Ellis. Edith was a devoted wife, mother and caretaker for her parents, as well as her mother-in-law. She recalled often and affectionately her childhood spent in Lime, Colo., during the Depression. She moved with her husband to Helena, Mont., in 1956 and back to Pueblo 16 years later following his retirement from AT&T. Edith spent many happy hours playing bridge and was on several different bowling leagues for many years. Her jovial behavior and positive attitude toward people and situations will be missed by all who knew her. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Capek, Margaret
Margaret Capek - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2003 - Margaret Capek, 75, born April 5, 1928, passed away Oct. 5, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard Capek. She is survived by her children, Dr. Richard (Kathleen) Capek, Denver, Colo., Cathy (Dr. David) Krause, Pueblo, and Susan (Dr. Ned) Calonge, Denver; and grandchildren, Kelly and Taylor Capek, Laura and Michael Krause, and Devon, Cailin and Brendan Calonge. Also survived by her sister, Jane (Tom) Horn of Washington. Margaret was a member of First Presbyterian Church, P.E.O. Chapter CI, Wednesday Morning Club, Junior League, Pueblo County Medical Society Alliance, Rosemount Museum Auxiliary, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, McClelland Children's Center Board and St. Mary-Corwin Auxiliary. She graduated from the University of Nebraska and taught school for several years. Shortly after her late husband Richard Capek finished his residency, they moved to Pueblo in 1958. She was an elder at First Presbyterian Church where services will be held. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2003. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Mary Lucero for her years of loving care. In lieu of food and flowers, the family is continuing the scholarship program for PCC and CSU-Pueblo established for Richard Capek. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard and Margaret Capek Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Caple, Kenneth E.
Kenneth Earl Caple - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2003 - Kenneth Earl Caple, 70, of Pueblo West, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2003, at Life Care Center of Pueblo following a lengthy illness. Ken was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Texhoma, Texas, the son of Earl and Ruby (Cummings) Caple. He lived in Washington for seven years before coming to Colorado with his family. He spent the next 12 years living and attending schools in and around Beulah, Colo., traveling into Pueblo to attend Central High School, graduating in 1951. On June 14, 1952, Ken married his wife of 51 years, Frances Mae Zadel in Pueblo. They made their home in Pueblo, raising their three children, moving to Pueblo West in 1980. Ken began his career in the oil business working for John Demas at Standard Oil. Following this, he owned and operated the Chevron service station at First and Santa Fe. He stayed in the oil business and went on to own an oil distributorship in Pueblo until his semi-retirement in 1999. He continued to service the fleet of trucks operated by the new owners until one and a half years ago. In his free time he liked to take his family water skiing, fishing and camping in the great outdoors. He also loved big game hunting. Later in the life he enjoyed tending to his garden alongside his father. Ken was a Life Member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. Ken is Survived by his wife, Fran; his children, Keith, Susan (Jamie) Macartney and Gregg; his father, Earl Caple of Pueblo; grandchildren, Sean Caple, Russell Caple, of Pueblo; Carly, Corey and Ryan Caple of Seattle, Wash.; Beckie, Katie and Bridget Macartney of Billings, Mont.; brother, Glen (Dorothy) Caple; sister Phyllis (Huey) Jones, all of Pueblo; nephews, Steve and Doug Jones and Rick, Randy and Rodney Caple. His mother, Ruby Caple; and sons, Scott and Kirk, preceded him in death. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth's memory to St. Paul Catholic Church Building Fund through the funeral home.

Caple, Robert V.
Robert V. Caple - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2000 - Robert V. Caple, 86, born May 28, 1913, passed away on March 23, 2000. Bob, as he liked to be called, lived most of his youth and adult life in Beulah. He married Rose Marie Mehring in 1940. After a few brief years away from the valley, they returned to settle down as prominent area ranchers. He was a longtime member of the Beulah United Methodist Church, Beulah Historical Society, past member of the Pueblo Cattleman's Association, also the Masonic Lodge No. 31, Pueblo, and the Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Bob and Rose were foster parents for many years and eventually adopted two of their own children. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Rose Caple; both daughters, Linda Caple of Pueblo and Bonnie (Darrell) Rundell of Weatherford, Texas; one sister, Elsie Kent of Beulah, two brothers, Earl (Ruby) Caple of Pueblo, and Wayne (Ruth) Caple of Sherman, Texas; as well as four grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends and relatives. Bob is, and will continue to be, so very missed by all. However, we will now reflect upon and value his time with us and celebrate his journey home. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Join us in his celebration of eternal life on Monday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Beulah United Methodist Church. Interment will be held at the Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Beulah United Methodist Church in his name.

Caple, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Caple - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2004 - Rose Marie Caple, 83, was born Jan. 1, 1921, and joined the Lord on Sept. 5, 2004. Rose was born, raised and lived most of her life in the Beulah valley. She married Robert "Bob" Caple on Oct. 10, 1940, and after a few brief years away, they returned to settle down as prominent area ranchers. Bob and Rose were foster parents for many years, eventually adopting two of their own children. Rose was an active community member involved in Beulah Bells, Women's Circle, Hobby Club, Historical Society and Beulah Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and mother, working for years with crops and ranch chores, as well as various occupations such as teacher's aid, mail carrier and waitress. Rose is welcomed into heaven by many friends and family who have gone on before, including her loving husband, Bob Caple; mother and father, Joe and Katherine Mehring; brother, George Mehring; and sister, Helen Kress. Those who will miss her here are daughters, Linda Caple of Pueblo, and Bonnie (Darrell) Rundell of Texas; four grandchildren, Brandon (Nancy) Redinger of Texas, Michael (Karen) Redinger of Florida, and Tiffany and Colten Rundell of Texas; and brother, William (Rose) Mehring of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends and relatives. Rose fought a valiant battle with Alzheimer's over the last four years and will be missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Adrian-Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo. Please join us in a celebration of her life's journey and her victory over death through Jesus Christ, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at the Beulah Methodist Church. Interment at the Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Colorado Office (Pueblo), or to the Beulah Methodist Church in her name through the funeral home.

Caple, Ruby
Ruby Caple - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Ruby Caple passed away on April 22, 2001. She was born on Aug. 1, 1914, in the small town of Yelm, Wash., to Bertha Teeter and Walter C. Cummings. She attended school there, where she completed the eighth grade. While living in Yelm, she met and married her husband Earl, with whom she celebrated 70 years of marriage. They moved to Texas for a short time and then to Colorado. Ruby was a longtime resident of the Beulah area, where she was a member of the Beulah Hobby Club. She was well known for her crafts and quilting skills. She loved to crochet afghans and left many of these beautiful afghans for her children and grandchildren to cherish. She loved sewing for her family get-togethers. In her spare time she loved to travel with her husband around the country in search of Indian artifacts. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Earl; her two sons, Kenneth (Frances) Caple and Glenn (Dorothy) Caple and her daughter, Phyllis (Huey) Jones; sister, Jessie, of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Beulah Cemetery.

Caponera, Anna
Anna Ruggieri Caponera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2000 - Anna Ruggieri Caponera, age 98, born in Abruzzia, Italy, passed away June 27, 2000. She was married in 1918 to Remo Caponera. He preceded her in death as well as a daughter, Susan Edmond. Anna is survived by her daughter, Marie (Joseph) Novak, and son, John (Irene) Caponera, both of Pueblo. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Caponera was a member of Holy Family Church, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 2 p.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. The family will greet friends at the Roselawn Reception Hall after the interment service.

Caporicci, Adeline C.
Adeline C. Caporicci - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2000 - Adeline C. Caporicci, age 83, passed away Aug. 23, 2000. She was born on March 17, 1917. Mrs. Caporicci is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Caporicci. She is survived by daughters, Marlene Nash and Francine Borton; and son, David (Donna) Caporicci. Grandmother of Michael (Debra) Nash, Frank (Deanna) Nash, Dean (Mindy) Borton and David Anthony Caporicci, all of Pueblo, and Shelly Borton of Austin, Texas. Great-grandmother of Antonio and Frankie Nash, Rhiannon Borton and Dustin Nash, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Ancy and Ann Caporicci and Sarah and Anna DeCesaro. Preceded in death also by her parents, Michele and Marietta DeCesaro; sisters, Rose DeCesaro and Argie Passalaqua; and brothers, Edmund and Alfred "Fritz" DeCesaro. Mrs. Caporicci retired from School District No. 60 Nutrition Services after 19 years of service. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Saturday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Special thanks to the staff at Life Care Center. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made to the YMCA Endowment Fund, c/o YMCA of Pueblo, 700 Albany, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Caporicci, Ann
Ann Caporicci - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2002 - Ann Caporicci, 95, passed away Sept. 4, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mike Caporicci. Survived by her sister, Angela Miklich, Pueblo; loving niece, Carol (John) Kristan, Pueblo; great-nieces and nephews, Jim Kristan, Pueblo, Jill (Dan) Donoho, Evergreen, Colo., John (Brittany) Kristan and Joseph (Amy) Kristan, both of Pueblo. She is also survived by her great-great-nieces and nephews, Alexis Kristan, Brody Kristan, Garrett Kristan and Jenna Kristan and Victoria Donoho; also other nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of St. Mary Church and KSKJ Lodge. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers.

Caporicci, Ann J.
Ann J. "Ancy" Caporicci - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - Ann J. "Ancy" Caporicci, 81, born Sept. 18, 1921, passed away Oct. 15, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Pat Caporicci; and parents, Sam and Mary Borich. Survived by her children, Dennis (Cheryl) Caporicci and Marilyn (Joe) Baillargeon. Grandmother of Deanna (Eric) McCoy, Nick Caporicci and Jay and Chris Baillargeon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ann was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crafts and cooking and watching the Broncos and the Rockies. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Church in her memory. Pueblo Chieftain October 18, 2002 Ann J. "Ancy" Caporicci was a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge and KSKJ Lodge. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Mary Church in Ann's memory.

Capozzola, Catherine
Catherine Capozzola - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1998 - Catherine Capozzola was born to Calegero and Pauline Passanante on March 23, 1912. Her marriage to Dominick Capozzola lasted happily for 50 years. Mrs. Capozzola passed away on Nov. 28, 1998. She is survived by her children, Lucille Nicoletta Kenworthy and Carl Anthony Capozzola, and their spouses William E. Kenworthy and Judy R. Capozzola. There are seven surviving grandchildren, William D. and Randal Kenworthy, Damian, Dominick, Christina, Anthony and Dante Capozzola. Another grandchild, Katherine Kenworthy, predeceased her. There are two great-grandchildren, D'Arcy and Alexander Dominick Kenworthy. She is also survived by her brother, Jack (Jacqueline) Passanante- sister, Sarah (Michael) Coffee- and sisters-in-law, Rose Passanante and Grace Weinel- and brother-in-law, Carmen Capozzola. Preceded in death by brothers, Carlo and Joseph Passanante- and sister, Dorothy DiSipio. After her first career in government service at the Pueblo Army Depot, Mrs. Capozzola owned and operated Cappy's Small World Travel Agency, which served the Southern Colorado community for many years. Catherine and her husband, Dominick, frequently accompanied clients on their many trips domestically and abroad. This business combined two of her interests in life -- travel and a love of people. She belonged to the Grey Lady Volunteers, the Eagles and Dante Alighieri Society. Services will be on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to the Catherine Capozzola Scholarship fund at the University of Southern Colorado.

Capozzola, Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann Capozzola - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1985 - Miss Sarah Ann Capozzola. In addition to others previously listed, Miss Capozzola is survived also by her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Catherine Capozzola, Pueblo, and Mrs. Gladys Capozzola, Denver. Services in Denver: Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Olinger Mortuary Chapel, Colfax and Magnolia. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, Church of the Risen Christ, 3090 S. Monaco. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Capozzolo, Anthony T. Capps
Anthony T. Capps Capozzolo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2001 - Anthony T. Capps Capozzolo was born on his father's dairy farm in Pueblo. He attended Fountain Elementary and graduated from Centennial High School. As a boy, Mr. Capozzolo remembers selling The Pueblo Star-Journal (now The Pueblo Chieftain); an enterprise which he said was highly competitive. He later worked with Mark McDonald and the Arcadians as a professional dancer at Pueblo's Arcadian Ballroom. Mr. Capozzolo left home at 18 to join his brother Dominic in Los Angeles, where he continued to pursue his dancing career. He met and married his only dance partner, Theresa Harmon, in Hollywood, where the pair worked in studios such as Columbia Pictures, MGM, Paramount and 20th Century. Throughout their careers, the Capozzolos were partners in many business ventures and social activities that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for many charitable organizations. In August 1998, the Italian Catholic Federation honored him with the 1998 Pope John XXIII award. The award is given to those of any denomination who “best exemplify the spirit and tradition of the late Pope John XXIII.” Criteria for the award include achievements in the community, civic endeavors, an ecumenical spirit and charitable and religious activities. In addition, he served as a charter member of the Assistance League of Palm Springs, the Auxiliary of Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the Desert Hospital Auxiliary in Palm Springs, the Opera Guild of the Desert, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, the College of the Desert Foundation and a life member of Pathfinders. He established an art gallery at St. Martin's Abbey and College in Lacy, Wash., in memory of his late wife Theresa, and generously funded the Stations of the Cross at Roselawn Cemetery and St. Benedict Statue as well as the Tri-County Football Hall of Fame, located in Pueblo. Always a loyal benefactor and supporter of the University of Southern Colorado, the Art/Music Building on campus was renamed the Capps Capozzolo Center for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in his honor. Over the past several years, Anthony provided annual income stream to support creative and performing arts at USC. He is responsible for many scholarships for deserving students, and established the Capps Capozzolo Award for Excellence for graduating students who display academic excellence by achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher. He also created and funded the University of Southern Colorado Education Summit, a popular conference for K-12 educational leaders across the state of Colorado. Additional contributions to USC include campus sculptures, art, real estate, personal possessions and cash disbursements through the Anthony T. and Theresa H. Capps Capozzolo Trust. Survived by his cousins, Lucille (William) Kenworthy of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Grace Weinel of Denver; niece, Jacqueline Harris; nephews, Eugene Harris and Charles Capozzolo; many great-nieces and great-nephews; longtime friend, Marvin Androes, Pueblo West; and his caregiver, Patty Stolma of Palm Springs, Calif. Mr. Capps will lie in state in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand, with Bishop Arthur Tafoya as Celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn. Those who desire may make memorials to the Capozzolo Scholarship Fund at USC through the funeral home.

Cappellucci , Antonio
Antonio "Tony" Cappellucci - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2001 - Antonio "Tony" Cappellucci, 83, Trinidad, February 13. Survived by wife, Mary Cappellucci, Trinidad; and children, Jolene Kauffman, Aurora, and Char Sandoval, Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m., Friday, February 16, 2001, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Cappis, Pamela Rhae
Pamela Rhae Cappis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2006 - Pamela Rhae Cappis, 67, died Saturday, July 8, 2006 at her home from cancer. She was born May 29, 1939 at Alamosa, Colorado to Harold and Irma (Anderson) Milyard. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado, University of Colorado, School of Nursing with a B.S. degree in nursing. She married Royce Cappis on Nov. 2, 1963 in Pueblo, Colorado, and then moved to Montana. She worked at the Pueblo County Health Dept. and Missouri River Medical Center as a Registered Nurse, in Great Falls. She was the Director of Home Health Services; she served the community of Ft. Benton as a nurse for 30 years. She is survived by her husband Royce Cappis of Ft. Benton, one daughter Rebecca (Mike) Nelson of Great Falls, three sons, Mark (Martha) Cappis of Great Falls, Dirk (Bobbie) Cappis of Ft. Benton, Eric (Deb) Cappis of Ft. Benton, two sisters Patricia Hankins, Dianna (Fonso) Garcia both of Pueblo, Colorado, brother Dean Milyard (Vera) of Missoula, eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Irma Milyard and Uncle Bob Anderson. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 2 pm at the Ft. Benton United Methodist Church. Memorial has been established to the Missouri River Medical Center Home Healthcare, or Dedman Foundation Animal Shelter.

Capps, Catherine G.
Catherine G. (Lidle) Capps - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2006 - Catherine G. (Lidle) Capps, 89, Sunrise, Jan. 19, 1917, Sunset, Jan. 19, 2006. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Joe "Capozzola"; two sons, Joseph and Gary; parents, Ernest and Catherine (Crier) Lidle; three sisters, Cecilia Lidle, Ann Lidle, and Emma Smith. Survived by son, Bob (Carolyn); grandson, Nicholas Capozzola; nieces; Diane (Joe) Lujan, Monique Moser, Adrienne Smith, and Emily Archuletta; nephews; Jim (Christy) Smith, Jim (Christy) Archuletta, and Gavin Moser; and several stepgrandchildren. Catherine retired from the Colorado State Hospital after 30 years. She was a board member of the Colorado State Hospital Credit Union, a part-time secretary at Holy Family Church, was involved with the Daughters of Isabella and volunteered at the local soup kitchen. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, Holy Family Church. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice in Catherine's memory.

Capps, Claudia M.
Claudia M. Capps - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Claudia M. Capps, age 98, died peacefully in her sleep at home, in La Veta, Colo., on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Claudia was part of the Capps ranching family that reached back to the late 1800s in Southern Colorado and from an early age she showed a love for the saddle and campfire. She got her first custom-sized saddle as a Christmas gift from her father at the age of 4 and stayed astride until well into her 80s. After a long teaching career that began in a local mining camp and ended in a Californian coastal town, she returned to make La Veta her home, where she stayed active in pursuits that gained her friends of every age. She coupled a love of new learning and adventure with a rancher's sense of self-sufficiency and thrift, living on her own up to the very end with the help of her loving friends, Marge and Bill Riggins. She leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews and many loving friends from around the world. On her mantel were over 50 birthday cards, a testament to how she drew people into her circle who admired a life well-lived. The day before she died, she declared, “I am happy. Just so happy. I love my home. I love looking at the mountains and the birds, and I feel so lucky in the people who care for me and in my friends.” We all wish her godspeed as she moves out into the Great Mystery, carried by her faith in a loving God. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at the Methodist Church on Main Street in La Veta, Colo. Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Capps Agricultural Scholarship, c/o Riggins, Box 521, La Veta, CO 81055. A special note of appreciation goes to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and to Dr. Bill and Jeni Cluff for Claudia's care.

Capps, Eula Emma
Eula Emma Capps - Walsenburg World - June 13, 1924 - Death of Claudia Capps - Claudia Capps, after a long illness died Thursday, June 12, 1924, at 8 A.M., on the J. M. Ranch above Gardner. Mrs. Capps had been in ill health for several years and about six weeks ago was confined to her bed, with kidney troubles from which she passed away on Thursday of this week. Miss Eula Emma Stanifer was born in Dennison, Jason County, Texas, October 8, 1887, and married to W. Claude H. Capps December 17, 1907, at Walsenburg by Rev. John Gaston. She is survived by her husband and two sisters, and two daughters. The daughters are Edith and Claudia; one sister, Mrs. Alva Brown, of Durango, has been with her sister for a short time; the other, Mrs. S. M. Hanger of Alameda, California will be unable to come to the funeral. Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of Unfug-Peet, under takers. The funeral cortège will leave the undertaking parlors at 10 Saturday morning and go to Gardner where services will be held at the Gardner cemetery. Editor's note: This obituary is for Eula Emma Stanifer-Capps, not her daughter, Claudia.

Capps, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Capps - Walsenburg Independent - January 12, 1923 - S. J. Capps Dies At The Minnequa - Old and Highly Respected Citizen of County Passes Away In Pueblo - Mr. Samuel J. Capps, president of Santa Clara Land and Cattle Company died Thursday night at 11:20 at the Minnequa Hospital in Pueblo. Mr. Capps had been in ill health for the past two or three months with stomach trouble. Mr. Capps lived in Pueblo but spent the last few years at one of his ranches near Rouse. He was born in England March 2, 1843, and came to this country when just a boy and enlisted in the United States Navy. He won honors in the civil war and was twice promoted during his four years of active duty on the U.S.S. Ferrett ______. Up to the time of his death he was the Commander of the Colorado and Wyoming Department of the G.A.R. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Star of La Veta, the Odd Fellows, and Eastern Star of La Veta, and was president and a charter member of Consistory No. 3, and the Al Kaly Shrine. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ameliet Strange Capps, two sons, Harry J. Capps of this city and Claude of Rouse; and daughters, Mrs. Susan Behrmann, Mrs. Emma Ritter, and Mrs. Rowena Bruce of La Veta, Mrs. Eugene Vories of this city, and Miss Evelyn Capps of Rouse. The body will arrive in this city this evening from which place the funeral will take place. Samuel J. Capps - Walsenburg Independent - January 16, 1923 - Honor Memory of Deceased Friend - Large Crowd Attends the Burial of Samuel J. Capps - One of the largest and most impressive funerals ever held in Southern Colorado, was that of the late Samuel J. Capps, who died in Pueblo on January 11th 1923, the services taking place in the Presbyterian church in this city Sunday afternoon. Rev. G.S. Darley, assisted by Rev. J.Y. Bowman, conducted an impressive service at the church; the choir of the church rendered appropriated religious and patriotic music. The church building was completely packed with sorrowing friends and there were several hundred persons in the yard who were unable to get into the building. Following the services the body was escorted to the Walsenburg cemetery by the following organizations, large delegations of each being in line: The American Legion, the Odd Fellows, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Grand Army of the Republic, the Women's Relief Corps, the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, and the Mason's lodge, of which the deceased was an old and honored member. At the cemetery the Rose Croix of the Scottish Rite funeral service of the Masonic fraternity was most impressively exemplified by the officers of the Southern Consistory No. 3, with S.W. Pressy setting as Wise Master. A large number of people were in attendance from all over the state, testified to the esteem in which Mr. Capps was held and the acquaintances he had made during his life-long residence in Southern Colorado on the Santa Clara ranch near Walsenburg. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Dan Unfug of the Unfug Peet Mortuary assisted by A.R. Davis of the Davis Vories Undertaking Co. of Pueblo.

Capps, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Capps - Huerfano World - February 8, 2001 - Samuel J. Capps of Pryor passed away in Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center Feb. 5, 2001, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Harry J. and Kate Parrett Capps, born on Oct. 9, 1911. He lived his entire life on the Capps Ranch in Huerfano County. He never married. Recently, Mr. Capps placed his entire ranch in a conservation agreement with Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust in hopes it will always remain a working cattle operation. Mr. Capps always supported the ranching way of life. He served as president of the Southern Colorado Livestock Association in Trinidad; was a member of Huerfano Basin Stockgrowers Association and served on various local school boards. He was a great supporter of the annual 4-H Show and Auction. The Capps Ranch was started by his grandparents, Samuel J. and Amelia F. Capps in 1872, before Colorado became a state. It was Sam's wish there be no service and his ashes be scattered over Lamb Meadow, a favorite spot on the Capps Home Ranch at a later date.

Capra, Florine
Florine Capra - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Olinger Sixteenth Street Mortuary Denver, Colo. - Florine Capra, Blythe, Calif., formerly of Denver. Wife of the late John Capra (former restaurant owner). Mother of Harvey (Tracy) Capra, Blythe, Calif., and Georgia (Charles) Macchietto, Pueblo. Grandmother of Abraham, Micah and Gabriel Capra, Blythe, Calif. Step-grandmother of Brett Macchietto, Pueblo, and Christopher Macchietto, Fort Collins. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Florine was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post No. 6616. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Olinger Chapel, 2600 16th St. Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Catherine Catholic Church, 4200 Federal Blvd. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Capritta, Andrew H.
Andrew H. (Corby) Capritta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2003 - Andrew H. (Corby) Capritta, of Pueblo, passed away peaceably at home with his family on Saturday, June 21, 2003, after a lengthy illness. Corby was born on March 8, 1922, in Marblehead, Ohio, and moved to Pueblo when he was young, and remained in Pueblo to present date. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Carmen Capritta; three brothers, Matthew Capritta of Pueblo, Anthony Capritta, of Wheatridge, Colo., and Angelo Capritta of Huntington Beach, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Violet Capritta of the family home; his children, Carol L. (Samuel) Genova and Nick A. Capritta, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Damian C. Capritta and Bret C. (Coral) Capritta, both of Pueblo; and great-grandchildren, Rayna and Nikki Dian Capritta. Also survived by his sister, Virginia Whittaker, of Fillmore, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Capritta, of Wheatridge, Colo., and Joyce Capritta of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Corby served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. after 42 years of service. He loved boating and especially fishing with his good friends, Jack and Juggie, and spending time with Mike at his business. He was a life member of BPOE Elks No. 90, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 145, American Legion (Ovie Vernon) Post No. 2 and the VFW. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. A private family service will be held. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Capritta, Carmen
Carmen Capritta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2001 - Carmen Capritta, age 95, born April 23, 1905, in Messina, Italy, passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Mrs. Capritta is preceded in death by her husband, Andrea Capritta; son, Angelo Capritta; grandson, Harry Whittaker; and daughter-in-law, Adeline Capritta. She is survived by her children, Andrew (Violet) Capritta Jr., Matthew Capritta, Anthony (Mary Jane) and Virginia (Tom) Whittaker. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Joyce Capritta; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Carmen was a Silver Queen contestant in 1999, representing Integrated Health Services of Pueblo. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church parish, where services will be held. Mass of Resurrection, Friday, 1:30 p.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the services at 2203 W. Mesa. Viewing, Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

Capritta, Matthew Sr.
Matthew Capritta Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Matthew Capritta Sr., age 78, passed away April 10, 2002, after losing his battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Adeline Capritta, who Passed away in 1996; parents, Andrew and Carmen Capritta; brothers, Tony and Angelo Capritta; and granddaughter, Deanna Dutcher. Survived by his six children, Darlene (Ralph) Smith, Andrew Capritta, Ginger (Dave) Wood, Matt (Cindy) Capritta, Gina (Lee) Dutcher and Bonnie Capritta. Grandfather of Ron (Theresa) Emery, Jada (Thomas) Meding, Don Capritta, Rod Capritta, Cory (Laura) Brice, Craig Brice and Amanda (Jared Rodriguez) Capritta. Great-grandfather of Kassandra and Dylan Emery, Jennifer Capritta, Trevor Rodriguez and Baby Brice. Also survived by his brother, Andrew "Corby" Capritta; sister, Virginia (Tom) Whittaker; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Matt was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II. He was a very well-known and respected paint contractor and wallpaper specialist who retired from School District No. 60 as superintendent of the paint and glass department. Matt enjoyed hunting, fishing and having coffee with his many coffee buddies. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private family inurnment. The family may be contacted at the family home, 2203 W. Mesa.

Capritta, Nick A.
Nick A. Capritta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2005 - Nick A. Capritta, 54, born July 14, 1951, passed away Aug. 20, 2005. Survived by his mother, Violet Capritta; sons, Damian (Joni) and Bret (Coral) Capritta; and grandchildren, Rayna, Nikki and Deven Capritta. Also survived by his sister, Carol (Sam) Genova; Cheri Kadunc, former wife and mother of his children; special companion, Connie Navone; aunts and uncles, Harold Pryor, Dan and Stella Radakovich, Mary Jane Capritta and Joyce Capritta; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephew. Preceded in death by his father, Andrew H. Capritta; uncles, Anthony and Angelo Capritta, Brian (Mildred) Gentry, Matt (Adeline) Capritta; and aunts, Daisy Pryor, Irene Jamnik. Nick was the owner/operator of Capritta's Oasis for 26 years. He was a 33-year member of BPOE No. 90, a member of American Legion Post No. 2 and Pueblo Aerie No. 3367. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Nick's memory.

Caputa, Alfred N.
Alfred N. Caputa - Huerfano World - February 7, 1991 - Huerfano County Coroner Mike Antle is awaiting lab tests and investigating two deaths in Walsenburg on Sunday and Monday, one probable suicide. Alfred N. Caputa, 28, a ranch hand near Gardner, died of a single gunshot wound to the head outside Sarti's Bar early Sunday, Feb. 3, 1991. Antle said he was awaiting lab and ballistic tests before ruling on the cause of death. Graveside service for Mr. Caputa was Wednesday at Pino Cemetery near Tioga. Mr. Caputa was from San Leandro, CA.

Caputo, Julia
Julia Caputo - Huerfano World - June 21, 1979 - Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at St. Mary Church for Julia Caputo, 69, who died June 15, 1979 in Santa Ana, CA. Born in a Huerfano mining camp on Jan. 2, 1910, Mrs. Caputo was a lifelong resident of the county until moving to California in 1971. She was married to Tony Caputo in 1933. Survivors include two sons, Frank and Donald, Santa Ana; a brother, Steve Hasci, Walsenburg; three sisters, Rose Kakuk, Walsenburg, Elizabeth Johnson, Santa Ana and Ann Targett, Station, ME; eight grand children, numerous nieces and nephews. Wake services were held Monday at St. Mary Church of which Mrs. Caputo was a member. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Caputo, Phyllis Mae
Phyllis Mae Caputo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2004 - Phyllis Mae Caputo, 72, passed away Nov. 20, 2004. Survived by her husband, Charles Caputo of the family home; children, Charlene Machamer of San Diego, Calif., and Charles Caputo of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Megan and Jenna Machamer and Michael A. and Matthew C. Caputo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Domenic and Jennie Cesario. Phyllis was born March 12, 1932, in Trinidad and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of Holy Family Church where she was a member of the altar society. Phyllis enjoyed crocheting and crafts. She will lie in state at the funeral home from noon to 6 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to Parkinson's Research, in care of the funeral home.

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