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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Cassai, Armando
Armando Cassai - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1983 - Armando Cassai, La Veta (Three Bridges Ranch), Sept. 8, 1983. Brother of Mrs. Clara M. Bauer, Rocky Ford, and Mrs. Desolina (Max) Elley, Walsenburg. Uncle of Mrs. Clarabelle (Homer) Kenner, Wannaska, Minn., Charles E. "Sonny" (Maureen) Bauer, La Veta, and Margaret Anna Gibson. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, La Veta Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Anderson officiating.

Cassares, Domenick S.
Domenick S. Cassares - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1997 - Domenick S. Cassares, 83, passed away Oct. 18, 1997. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Cassares- children, Antonia (Del) Cordova, Lupe (Mark) Velasquez, Samuel Cassares, Joseph (Nora Lee) Cassares and Lawrence Cassares. Also survived by grandchildren, Michael, Tina and Carrie, John, Dave, Tom, Regina and Anthony, Chris Larry, Cheri and Debra- 14 great-grandchildren- brothers, Albert and Marvin Cassares- sister, Benita Garcia-and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents, Antonio and Avelina Cassares- and grandmother, Maria Perea. Mr. Cassares was a steel worker at CF&I and retired in 1975 from the 40-inch mill, after working 33 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, loved the Broncos, like to travel and fish, and was a devoted family man. Vigil service, Monday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cassares, Marvin
Marvin Cassares - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2002 - Marvin Cassares, 81, went to be with the Lord May 18, 2002. Preceded by his father and mother, Tony and Avalina Cassares; brother, Dominick Cassares; and brother-in-law, Martin Garcia. Survived by his sister, Benita Garcia; brother, Albert (Cora) Cassares; sisters-in-law, Mary Cassares and Josie (Nick) Sanchez; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Marvin retired from the city of Pueblo. At his request, no viewing will be held. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cassares, Mary
Mary Cassares - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2004 - Mary Cassares, 85, born Nov. 18, 1918, passed away March 6, 2004. Predeceased by husband, Domenick Cassares; sisters, Flora Sanchez and Katherine Light; and two great-grandchildren, Raquel and Elena Velasquez; and son-in-law, Delfin Cordova. Survived by children, Antonia Cordova, Lupe (Mark) Velasquez, Samuel Cassares, Joseph (Nora) Cassares, Lawrence Cassares; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Rose Sandoval and Julia Baca; numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends, Anita Trujillo, Julia and Bridget Smith. Mary was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She will always be remembered for her wonderful cooking and her beautiful and creative needlework. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish and was a very spiritual woman. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Lung Association in her memory.

Cassidy, Grace
Grace Cassidy - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1987 - Grace Cassidy. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Las Animas Cemetery.

Cassidy, James
James Cassidy - Blue Valley Times - August 8, 1913 - Drops Dead on Doorstep - Trinidad - On the doorstep of his daughter's home James Cassidy, well known resident of this city, dropped dead.

Cassidy, Mike
Mike Cassidy – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: Mike Cassidy is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. Mike Cassidy: American, age 27, single. He was a “track layer” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster. Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as Mike Cassedy.

Cassidy, Phyllis
Phyllis Cassidy - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2005 - Phyllis Cassidy, Nov. 13, 1954 to Jan. 3, 2005. Survived by husband, Joe Cassidy; daughter, Candace (Thomas) Rivera; sons, Domonic Cavanagh, Josiah Cassidy and Jonathan Cassidy; grandchildren, Isiah Rivera, Lorenzo Cavanagh, Koleen Cassidy, Max Cassidy, Aaliyah Cassidy, all of Pueblo, Colo. Memorial Services Jan. 8, 2005, 11:00 a.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 4121 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, Colo.

Cassidy, William
William Cassidy - Wray Rattler - May 21, 1914 - One Dead at Pueblo - Result of Cloudburst in Fountain Valley - Bridges and Tracks Washed Out and Trains Tied Up on Three Lines. Property Loss is $300,000. Western Newspaper Union News Service - Pueblo - After having claimed a toll of one life and caused damage estimated at $300,000, the flood waters of the Fountain river receded rapidly and serious danger seemed passed. The only known victim of the flood was William Cassidy, 53 years old, a zinc smelter employee. His body was found on an island opposite the Claypool ranch, two miles east of the city limits. The body was brought to Pueblo, and was identified by William Huyser, a friend of the dead man. Railroad traffic in and out of Pueblo is tied up. The Missouri pacific and Santa Fe bridges east of the city limits are gone, while the Denver & Rio Grande and the Santa Fe each lost several miles of track in the vicinity of Buttes, twenty-five miles north of Pueblo. Numerous automobile parties that were marooned near Colorado Springs towed their machines into town. No serious accidents were reported. There were many narrow escapes from death, but it is believed that the only loss of life was that of Cassidy.

Cassigrande, John
John Cassigrande - Wray Rattler - April 29, 1910 -San Juan Miner Meets Death - Silverton – John Cassigrande met instant death at the Aspen mine on Hazelton Mountain. He was talking to an employee and at the same time walked backward, not noticing a small opening over an uprise into which he stepped and fell 125 feet. He was dead when reached.

Cassler, Helen W.
Helen W. Cassler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1986 - Helen W. Cassler, Feb. 27, 1986. Preceded in death by her husband; Howard R, Cassler, Aunt of Helen E. Johnson and William G. Lloyd, both of Ohio. A Pueblo resident since 1904, she served many years as a bookkeeper for coal and oil companies. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At her request, no services. Please omit food and flowers; contributions may be made to St. Peter the Apostle Church in her memory.

Castagna, Annabille
Annabille Castagna – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Annabille Castagna is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Annabille Castagna: Italian, age 26, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Castagna, John
John Castagna – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: John Castagna is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. John Castagna: Italian, age 42, married with two surviving children. He was a “tracklayer” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Castaneda, Mary Anita
Mary Anita Castaneda - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2001 - Mary Anita Castaneda, 52, of Pueblo, passed away April 30, 2001. Born Feb. 3, 1949, in Fort Garland, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Sarah Martinez. Survived by her sons, Gilberto (Tahnee) Castaneda, Denver, Anthony (Misty) Castaneda, Pueblo; brothers, Dale Martinez and Freddie Martinez, both of Pueblo; sister, Vivian Martinez, Denver; grandchildren, Corey James Castaneda, Cyndlena Castaneda, Gilberto (Little G) Castaneda, Phoenix Blaze Castaneda. Mary Anita loved to dance, fish, camp and also spending summers with her grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Carden. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall, 110 Cleveland, Pueblo, after interment.

Castellar, August
Mr. August Castellar – Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1957 – Mr. August Castellar, late of 2802 Fifth Ave., died suddenly Saturday following an illness of 11 months. Resident of Pueblo for 68 years. For many years operated the Castellar Dairy, and later was in the cattle business. He had been retired for the past few years. Member of St. Pius X Parish, and of St. Joseph Lodge No. 7, KSKJ; and of the W.O.W. Camp No. 29. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Johanna Castellar of the family residence; one daughter, Mrs. Harold A. Hammond; two brothers, William Castellar of San Francisco, and Otto Castellar of Des Moines, Iowa. Three grandchildren also survive. Announcement of funeral services will be made later.

Castello, M.
M. Castello - Wray Rattler - August 05, 1915 - M. Castello, 33, an Italian is in a dying condition at St. Mary's hospital in Pueblo, as a result of being beaten over the head with a gun at Salt Creek.

Castillo, Billie
Billie Castillo - Huerfano World - September 13, 2007 - Death Notice - Photo - Billie P. Tenorio/Martinez/Castillo, September 15, 1916 - September 7, 2007. Survived by her son J. David Castillo, Grandchildren Summer, Austin, and Shannon Castillo, and numerous relatives. May God Bless.

Castillo, Cornelio
Cornelio Castillo - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 05, 1998 - Cornelio Castillo, 89, died Dec. 3, 1998, at a local care center. He served in the Army during World War II, retired from the Oakland (California) Tribune, then became a professional Latin musician. Mr. Castillo was born May 16, 1909, in Walsenburg. He is survived by a son, Arthur Leroy; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Interment will be private.

Castillo, Della
Della Castillo - Huerfano World - July 13, 1989 - Delia Castillo, 92, of Plant City, FL, died Wednesday, July 6, 1989, in her nursing home residence. Mrs. Castillo had been ill the past four years. Born in Talpa (Farisita) Oct. 10, 1896, she was reared on a ranch and farm in the Farisita area. She married Moises Castillo Aug. 1, 1919 and they lived in the same area until moving into Walsenburg in the early 1960's. Mrs. Castillo lived in Walsenburg until about four years ago when she moved to Florida with her daughter, Marie Conley. Mrs. Conley died in 1988 and Mrs. Castillo then lived with her grandson and family Phillip and Margaret Medulla in Riverview, FL until she entered the nursing home. Mrs. Castillo, a member of St. Mary Church, is survived by a son, Arthur Castillo, Odessa, TX; four daughters, Helen Medulla, Tampa, FL, Bernice Gore, Walsenburg, Mary Jane Valdez, Pueblo and JoAnn Chapman, Poway, CA; three sisters, Annie Velard, Denver, Sr. Mary Gertrude Garcia, SM, Tucson, AZ and Andrea Langosh, Pueblo; three half-sisters, two half-brothers, 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Castillo, Dolores
Dolores Castillo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Dolores Castillo, 58, of Pueblo, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2005. She is predeceased by her father, Nash Martinez; stepfather-in-law, Charles Cardenas; brother, Edward Martinez; and grandson, Francisco Vigil Jr. Dolores is survived by her loving husband, Margarito A. Castillo Sr.; children, Gidget (Alan) Pence, Bridget (Dave) Carrillo, Margarito A. Castillo, Jr., Ronnie (Elizabeth) Castillo, Pauline and Airabella Castillo, and Wendy Castillo; mother, Florence Trujillo; father in-law, Margarito A. Castillo; mother in-law, Sophie E. Cardenas; sisters, Frances Mares, Dorothy Castillo and Betty Martinez; brother, Rudolph Martinez; grandchildren, Aleiya, Airabella, Alan Jr., Maelah, Annaleehsa, Isabelle and Aneisha; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and relatives. She will always be remembered by her loving family as the greatest wife, mother and grandmother anyone would ever have. Dolores will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Per her request there will be no services.

Castillo, John Floyd Sr.
John Floyd “Johnny” Castillo Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2002 - John Floyd “Johnny” Castillo Sr., 64, of Pueblo passed away on Oct. 22, 2002, in Pueblo. Born July 3, 1938, in Hoehne, Colo., John was the son of the late Eloy Castillo Sr.; and his mother, Lita Castillo, still resides in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Debbie; father, Eloy; brothers, Danny, Ted and Darrell Castillo; brother, Garrick Smith; and twin infant daughters, Veronica and Teresa Castillo. In 1956, Johnny followed his father to Needles, Calif., where he resided for 45 years. He and his father opened and operated the first diesel and auto mechanic shop in Needles, Calif., serving the tri-state community. Survived by his fiancée, Paula Pollack, California; former wife, Nola Gonzales, Arizona; children, Janice (Pete) Torres, Christina Castillo-Alvarado, John Floyd Jr. (Shannon) Castillo, John Floyd III (Monica) Castillo, Burton Nicholas Jr., all of Mohave Valley, Ariz., Dawn and Raphie Castillo, Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Eloy (Erlinda) Castillo, Theresa (the late Pete) Sena, James (Mary) Castillo, of Pueblo, Bernice (Robert) Norman, Virginia, Carlos (Beatrice) Castillo, California, Richard (Juanita) Castillo, Nevada, Karen (Natalio) Cabanillas, Craig (Kathy) Castillo, Corrine (Vicente) Alvarado, Dolan and Garrett Williams, all of Needles, Calif., and Mohave Valley, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, Liz Castillo, Trinidad and Susie Arrison, Arizona; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Johnny will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. His smile, patience, kindheartedness and family values will be fondly remembered. Viewing and visitation, Saturday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chapel service, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Romero Family Funeral Home. Officiant, Pastor Mark Apodaca. Interment, 2 p.m., Hoehne Cemetery in Hoehne, Colo. Family will receive guests immediately following the chapel service at the Romero Courtesy Hall. Special thanks to the Ft. Mohave Tribal Council of Mohave Valley, Ariz., for their generosity to the Castillo Family.

Castillo, Juan T.
Juan T. Castillo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2000 - Juan T. Castillo, 77, passed away July 18, 2000, in Pueblo. He was born in Anton Chico, N.M., on June 15, 1923. Juan was employed and retired from Colorado and Wyoming Railroad and also served in the U.S. Navy. Being a talented musician, his passion to entertain others with his music is what he enjoyed. Juan was known for his candid sense of humor and his ability to make others laugh. Preceded in death by his daughter, Amelia A. Castillo. Juan is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elvera L. Castillo; and his seven children, Maria Lourdes Castillo, Camilo (Josephine) Castillo, Michelita J. Valdez, John Gerald Castillo, James Castillo, John Anthony Castillo, Mary Eileen and Robert Cardenas; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Recitation of the rosary to be at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan St. in Pueblo. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Castillo, Lita
Lita Castillo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2004 - Lita Castillo, 91, departed this life Oct. 20, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born March 29, 1913, in Hoehne, Colo. Lita was especially schooled for the culinary arts for a special program of Head Start in Dallas, Texas. She was also a restaurateur and had business in both Albuquerque and Alamogordo, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Pedro and Juanita (Mestas) Abeyta; husband, Eloy Alfredo Castillo; sons, Dan, Ted and John Castillo; also four brothers and a sister. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Bernice (Bob) Norman, Theresa Sena, Eloy (Linda) Castillo, Carlos (Beatrice) Castillo, James (Mary) Castillo; three sisters, Nancy (Larry) Ortivez, Flora (Bob) Rodgers, Beatrice Madrid; two brothers, Pete (Irene) Abeyta, Paul (Judy) Abeyta; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Lita's family was always primary in her life. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Castillo, Shaun
Shaun Castillo – Colorado Springs Gazette – November 19, 1996 – Five Face Trial in Slaying of Trinidad Teen – Trinidad – Five Colorado Springs residents – four of them teen-agers – will stand trial on murder and robbery charges in the strangulation murder of a Trinidad teen-ager and the theft of his Chevrolet Blazer. Shaun Castillo, 18, vanished the night of Oct. 1. His body was found three days later in a stream on the Colorado side of Raton Pass; his car was found Oct. 3 in Las Vegas, where all five suspects were arrested. The suspects are Daniel Martin Hansen, 22; Robert Scott Davis, 18; Larry David Lucas, 16; and Michael Cantrell, 17. A fifth suspect, Theresa Coombs, 17, waived her right to a preliminary hearing. The three juveniles are charged as adults. At Monday's preliminary hearing, Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Dave Sadar testified that two witnesses saw the five suspects contact Castillo on Oct. 1 and saw them climbing into his car. Testimony by other investigators said all five suspects revealed details of the crime during police interrogations. Trinidad detective Ralph Gilardi said Hansen told him that Davis hit Castillo over the head with a flashlight and then put him in a choke hold. Investigator Bill Sneed said Davis accused Hansen of choking Castillo and helping to drag him to the stream. The investigators testified that the five suspects said they did not intend to kill Castillo, but wanted his vehicle. El Paso County Coroner David Bowerman said the autopsy on Castillo showed death from asphyxiation "consistent with manual strangulation" and drowning. Dec. 4 is the next court date for Hansen, Davis, Cantrell, and Lucas. Coombs is scheduled to appear Nov. 27. The five are being held in lieu of bail ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 each. Colorado Springs Gazette – June 14, 1997 – Springs Teen Convicted in Murder of Trinidad Student – Pueblo – A Colorado Springs teen-ager was convicted Monday in the murder of a Trinidad high school student. Larry David Lucas, who was 16 at the time, was charged as an adult in the asphyxiation death of 18-year-old Shaun Castillo. A Pueblo District Court jury found Lucas guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. He will be sentenced Aug. 5. Authorities believe Lucas and four other Colorado Springs youths approached Castillo on the night of Oct. 1 to seek a ride or steal his vehicle. Castillo's body was found near Raton Pass on Oct. 4. His car was recovered in Las Vegas, where the suspects were arrested about a week later. The trial of co-defendant Daniel Hansen is set for July 14. The other three youths have already pleaded guilty to various charges. Colorado Springs Gazette – July 16, 1997 – Last Trial Begins in Trinidad Killing – Man Allegedly Led Springs Gang – Alamosa – A Colorado Springs gang, led by Daniel Hansen, stole a computer in Walsenburg, beat a Trinidad teen to death, and stole his vehicle last October, prosecutors said Tuesday. Hansen, 22, did all the talking for the gang of five Springs young people, Trinidad District Attorney Glen Davis told an Alamosa jury in opening statements. Hansen is on trial for first-degree murder in the beating death and robbery last Oct. 1 of 18-year-old Shaun Castillo of Trinidad. If convicted, Hansen could face life imprisonment. The trial was moved to Alamosa because of pretrial publicity and fear Hansen couldn't get a fair trial. Hansen, dressed in a blue oxford shirt and navy pants, talked frequently with his court-appointed attorney, Lee Hawke. But the defense presented no opening statement. Davis told the jury the group wanted to go to California or Canada, but had little money. "You will hear testimony that this journey was financed through crime,” Davis said. He said Hansen admitted to police that he and his gang broke into a house in Walsenburg, stole a laptop computer, and hitched a ride to Trinidad. They later used the computer to attract Castillo's attention. Hansen, the oldest in the group, was the leader, Davis said. "One person did all of the talking. When the group needed something, one man got it for them. It was Daniel Hansen," Davis said. The group was trying to sell the computer to get money for their journey. Castillo was one of the people they made their sales pitch to. At some point in the evening, Castillo agreed to give the scruffy group a ride. Four days later, his badly beaten body was found floating in a creek on Raton Pass, near the Colorado-New Mexico border. Davis said he was strangled and drowned. Two of Castillo's prized possessions, his 1984 Chevy Blazer and his 1997 class ring, were missing. Within 10 days, police arrested Hansen and the four others in Las Vegas. The Blazer was found abandoned and smashed. One of the five was wearing his class ring. "The journey of Shaun Castillo was infinitely longer than the one Daniel Hansen took," Davis said. Castillo's parents sat in the front row of the courtroom Tuesday. But the details were too overwhelming for Shaun's mother, Marilyn, and she had to leave the courtroom. Kirk Weaver and Chris Berry testified that they met Hansen and the other four in Trinidad. They said Hansen and the gang tried to sell them the stolen laptop and asked for a ride. While they spoke with Hansen and the gang, Shaun Castillo drove past, Weaver said. Knowing Castillo was an honor student and college-bound, Weaver suggested Hansen and his group talk to him about the computer. They flagged down Castillo and later saw the group piling in his Blazer. Also testifying Tuesday was Castillo's uncle, Al Trujillo, who was the supervising state trooper on the crime. He had the grisly duty of identifying his nephew's body when it was found in the creek. When he got to the scene, he saw Castillo's smashed glasses. After identifying the victim, Trujillo turned the scene over to other officers. "I was no longer the supervisor. I was Shaun's uncle, “Trujillo said. When prosecutors showed the jury a large photo of Shaun Castillo shown flashing his class ring, a graduation present from his parents, the victim's father, Ray, could not hold back tears. Testimony will resume today. The trial is expected to last through Friday. Hansen is the last of the group to face trial. This is what happened to the other four: Larry Lucas, 16, was convicted June 9 of first-degree murder and robbery. He will be sentenced Aug. 5 and faces life in prison. Michael Cantrell, 17, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He faced a 96-year sentence, but has withdrawn his plea. Robert Davis, 18, accepted a plea of second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, and motor vehicle theft. He received 104 years in prison. Theresa Coombs, 17, who allegedly stayed in the truck while the beating took place, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. She is to be sentenced next week and likely will be released for time served. Colorado Springs Gazette – August 6, 1997 – Teen Sentenced For Role in '96 Trinidad Murder – A Colorado Springs teen will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his part in the killing of a Trinidad youth, a Pueblo judge said Tuesday. Larry David Lucas was convicted of first-degree murder and robbery June 9 in Pueblo District Court for his part in the death of Shaun Castillo, 18, on Oct. 1, 1996. Lucas, 16 at the time, was hitchhiking to Las Vegas with four other young people from Colorado Springs when they got stranded in Trinidad. They hatched a plan to jump the first person they could flag down and steal a car. That happened to be Castillo, a high school senior just getting off work at the Dairy Queen. About eight miles south of Trinidad, on an exit off Raton Pass, Castillo parked his 1984 Blazer and he and the four young men in the group walked into a railroad tunnel. There, according to prosecutors and court testimony, the four men beat Castillo. The Trinidad youth died, Lucas later told authorities, when Robert Scott Davis choked him. The four left Castillo floating in a shallow creek that runs behind the railroad tunnel. A fifth Springs teen, 17-year-old Theresa Coombs, stayed in Castillo's Blazer during the beating. The four-wheel drive, Castillo's pride and joy according to his parents, was found abandoned and battered on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Within days, the youths were arrested; one of the men, according to prosecutors, was wearing Castillo's high school ring. The crime shocked Trinidad, a town of 10,000 people, many of whom have known each other since grade school. And the death of their only child devastated Ray and Marilyn Castillo. After Christmas - their son's favorite holiday – the couple decided to leave Christmas lights up and turn them on every Friday night until the last of the teens accused in their son's death was punished. Colorado Springs Gazette – October 3, 1997 – Fifth Springs Youth Sentenced in Death of Trinidad Teen – Trinidad - Michael Cantrell, 18, the fifth and last person sentenced for a Trinidad teen-ager's death a year ago, has been given 96 years in prison. The sentence was announced Wednesday by District Judge Jesse Manzanares. As part of a plea bargain, Cantrell had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping charges stemming from Shaun Castillo's death one year earlier to the day. Cantrell was one of five Colorado Springs youths who pleaded guilty or were convicted in Castillo's murder. Castillo, 18, was killed on Oct. 1, 1996, near Trinidad and his body was found three days later near the top of Raton Pass.

Castle, Jesse Lee
Jesse Lee Castle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1997 - Jesse Lee Castle, 41, passed away Sept. 1, 1997. , 2 p.m. Thursday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1 until 8 p.m. today and until service time on Thursday.

Castleman, Kelly
Kelly Castleman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2005 - Kelly Castleman was born in Browns Station, Mo., on Aug. 14, 1924, and passed away Feb. 3, 2005. He was the youngest of seven boys and also had four sisters. Still living are Elgan, Dallas, Curt, Lynnie Lee, Hazel and Sue. Kelly is survived by wife, Edythe; children, Gary, Barbara and Shari; grandchildren, Sean, Trina, Michelle and Justin; and eight great-grandchildren. As a retired electrical field superintendent, he enjoyed fishing, golf, bowling and vegetable gardening. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory through the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you for the kind and compassionate care provided by the nursing staff at Life Care Center.

Casto, William E.
William E. "Bill" Casto - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2003 - William E. "Bill" Casto, former Pueblo resident Bill Casto passed away Jan. 2, 2003, at the age of 71 years and one day, at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Deborah (Dobbins) Casto; daughters, Charlotte and Karen of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, William of Golden, Colo.; and their families, including seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Velma (Radley) Casto; and sisters, Norma (Mrs. Bill Traeder) and "Seal" (Mrs. George Williams) his extended family includes cousins, Jane (Radley) Proffitt and Richard Radley; brothers-in-law, Bill Traeder, George Williams, Ken Smith, John Darrough, Don Hall and their families. Born and raised in Pueblo, he was an outstanding student and athlete. After graduation from Centennial High School in 1949 he worked in the family's Federal Bakery before attending the University of New Mexico. After graduating from UNM he served in the United States Army and then became a CPA. He left a successful accounting practice to become a private investor. Mr. Casto was involved in a myriad of investment and development enterprises throughout the United States during his lifetime. In recent years he had concentrated on natural and methane gas properties and production. At his request there will be no service. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Santa Fe, N.M., with only his immediate family in attendance at some future date.

Castor, Melinda
Melinda Castor - Walsenburg World – August 25, 1910 - Died at Mcguire, Colo., on Sunday August 21, 1910, Melinda Castor age 72 years.

Castro, Adelaida
Adelaida Castro - World Independent – May 26, 1944 - Adelaida Castro, 75, a resident of Gardner for the past seven years, died at her home there this morning. She is survived by four sons, Joe E. and Juan Castro of Farisita; Pedro C. Castro of Yellowstone, Wyo.; and Perfino Castro of Gardner; by three daughters, Mrs. Esequiel Martinez of Tioga, Mrs. Tobias Barela and Mrs. Albert Cordova of Gardner; also by two brothers, Soloman Padilla of Redwing and Max Padilla of Gardner. Her husband, the late Manual A. Castro, died in 1942. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Furphy Brothers mortuary.

Castro, Amarante L.
Amarante L. Castro - World Independent – July 18, 1949 - Gardner Man Killed In Auto Wreck Here Sunday - U.S. Highway 160 – west of Walsenburg – claimed another traffic fatality early Sunday morning, state highway patrolmen reported, with a passenger of the auto in “critical” condition in Lamme hospital. The traffic death was fourth on the roadway this year. Patrolman Harold Popich said 24-year old Amarante L. Castro, a Gardner resident who was employed at the Pueblo steel works, was killed instantly about 2:13 o'clock Sunday morning. County coroner Gus Crump said death was attributed to multiple skull fractures. Examination of the body was held late Sunday morning by Dr. W.S. Chapman. A brother of the dead man, Fernie A. Castro, 16 years old, is in “critical” condition at Lamme hospital, suffering a neck fracture and general body lacerations and contusions, reports Dr. James M. Lamme Jr. attending physician. Patrolman Popich told the World Independent that the accident occurred on La Veta Pass about 25 miles west of the city, when the machine driven by Amarante Castro failed to negotiate a curve and overturned. He said apparently the auto, which was headed toward Walsenburg, was traveling at a high rate of speed. Farthing ambulance brought both men into the city. Amarante Castro was born in Gardner Nov. 7, 1924. He spent four years in the Army infantry during World War II, seeing combat service in Italy. He had spent most of his lifetime in Huerfano County. He is survived by his wife, Ernestine of Pueblo; one son, Joe Ray of Pueblo; four brothers, Lee of Oakland, Calif., Eugene of Pueblo, and George and Fernie of the family residence in Gardner; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Santistevan of Yellowstone Creek, Colo., Mrs. Bertha Trujillo, Pueblo, and Misses Cora, Jane, and Martha Castro, all of Gardner, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pedro C. Castro of Gardner. Furphy Mortuary said no arrangements for funeral or burial services have been made.

Castro, Andrea
Mrs. Andrea Castro - World Independent – February 5, 1932 - Mrs. Andrea Castro, aged 88 years, died at the home of her son, John Castro in this city, at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, February 4. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 6 and interment will be in the Yellowstone cemetery under the direction of Furphy Brothers.

Castro, Andrew
Andrew "Andy" Ramon Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1997 - Memorial Mass - Andrew "Andy" Ramon Castro, 59, died Nov. 30, 1997, in Denver. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Francis Church, 611 Logan Ave. Family will greet friends and relatives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Castro, 1430 Stone.

Castro, Augustina
Augustina "Louise" Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 1999 - Augustina "Louise" Castro, 85, passed away June 1, 1999. Survived by sons, Roger (Ida) Castro, and Larry (Maryann) Castro- and daughter, Nancy (William) Najar- son-in-law, Tom Montez- 14 grandchildren- and numerous great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Jose Castro- daughters, Lizzie, Dorothy, Linda- son, Gregory- sisters, Mary Aragon, Andrea Garcia, Margaret Ortiz- and brother, Ralph Armijo. Louise loved flowers and cooking, and was a meticulous housekeeper. She also loved family gatherings. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Castro, Bernard C.
Bernard “Barney” C. Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1986 - Bernard “Barney” C. Castro, 23, late of 1123 W. 12th, died Sept. 6, 1986. Husband of Toni Barela and son of Erlinda and Bernard Castro Sr. Brother of Charles Castro of Pueblo. Grandson of Flora Coca and great-grandson of Crucita Trujillo, both of Pueblo, Preceded in death by brother, Leroy Castro in 1964. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Castro, Bernice
Mrs. Bernice Castro - World Independent – December 9, 1946 - Mrs. Bernice Castro, 77, a resident of Huerfano County for the past 36 years, died at her home at 103 Champa Street, Loma Park, early Friday evening. She was born in Taos, N.M. March 6, 1869. Survivors include eight sons, Epifanio Castro of San Pablo; Silverio of Mazanola; Filiberto of Walsenburg; Fidel of Colorado Springs; Jose E., Raymond, and Ernest of Walsenburg, and Tobias of Denver. Also six daughters, Mrs. Placido Armentas of Avondale; Mrs. Mary Martinez of Walsenburg; Mrs. Anastacia Castro of Loma Park; Mrs. Mike Gonzales of Fowler; Mrs. Otillia Duran of Trinidad, and Mrs. Bennie LaFever of Denver. She is also survived by 90 grandchildren and by 45 great grandchildren. Rosary services will be held this evening at 7:30 at the Furphy chapel here and funeral services will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the mortuary chapel and at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary church. Interment will be in the Valdez cemetery, under the direction of Furphy's.

Castro, Celestina
Celestine Castro - Walsenburg World – August 20, 1910 - Young Woman Is Taken - The death angel invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thom. Castro on Wednesday, August 17, 1910, and took from them their beloved daughter, Celestine. She was in her eighteenth year and leaves many young friends, besides her relatives, to mourn her death. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's church, Thursday afternoon and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The ladies if the Altar Society, all dressed in white, and carrying wreaths of flowers, acted as pallbearers. The hearts of many were touched by the impressive services. Measles followed by a complication of diseases was the cause of the young lady's death. Celestina Castro - Walsenburg World – August 25, 1910 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., on Friday August 16, Celestina Castro, age 20 years, 11 days.

Castro, Celina
Mrs. Celina Castro - World Independent – September 10, 1956 - Mrs. Castro Dies In Denver After Brief Illness - Mrs. Celina Castro, wife of Feliberto Castro and a lifetime resident of Walsenburg, died September 8, in a Denver hospital, where she had been for the past two months. Mrs. Castro was born April 11, 1911 at Walsenburg and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Noverto Armijo, of Walsenburg. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the Mother's Club. She is survived by her husband, Feliberto; by six daughters, Mrs. Irene Carroll, Upland, Calif.; Mrs. Nash Bobian, Denver; Josephine, Betty Lou, Frances, Barbara, and Patricia Alberta; by one son, Feliberto Jr., all of Walsenburg; by four brothers, Lazaro and Joseph Armijo of Walsenburg; and Charles and Mike of Pueblo; by three sisters, Mrs. Rose Romero, Mrs. Pedia Chavez and Mrs. Rebecca Chavez, all of Walsenburg and by one grandchild. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Furphy Mortuary.

Castro, Charlie Cipriano
Charlie Cipriano Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1977 - Charlie Cipriano Castro, 12574 Scott Grand Road, Maryville, Calif., passed away May 28, 1977, Pueblo. Husband of Mrs. Rose V. Castro of Maryville, Calif. Father of Mrs. Ernestine Gamma, Maryville, Calif., Mrs. Sophie Soto, Yuba City, Calif., Mrs. Charlotte L. Velarde, Travis AFB, Calif., Mrs. Irene Miyasato, Sacramento, Calif., and Charles A. Castro Jr., Colusa, Calif. Survived also by 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Born Sept. 3, 1911, in Yellowstone, Colo. He retired as a farmer in 1969. He lived in California since 1957. Rosary recitation 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Complete services under direction of Ullrey Memorial Chapel. Yuba City, Calif. Family will receive friends at 1219 Pine, home of Mr. Demetrio Jaramillo.

Castro, Claudio
Claudio Castro - World Independent – August 13, 1954 - Claudio Castro Dies Suddenly On Pueblo Trip - A trip to see a daughter ended in death for a Walsenburg man. Claudio Castro went to Pueblo yesterday to visit his daughter Mrs. Rosanna Martinez. He died suddenly Thursday evening of a heart attack. In addition to Mrs. Martinez, survivors include two other daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Vigil, Stockton, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Cortez, Henderson, Nev.; three sons, John Castro, Pueblo, Jose and Gabriel Castro, Denver; two brothers, Santiago Castro, Walsenburg and John Castro, Stockton, and 25 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Castro, Cora
Cora Castro - World Independent – December 19, 1934 - 12 Year Old Gardner Girl Buried Today - Twelve year old Cora Castro, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Catedra Castro, died at her home in Gardner yesterday and was buried in the Gardner cemetery this afternoon. Cora was one of eight children in the family. There were four boys and four girls. She is survived by her mother and father and by her four brothers and three sisters. Interment was under the direction of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary after services at the Sacred Heart Church, with Father Belloni officiating.

Castro, Cordelia
Cordelia Castro - World Independent - January 3, 1931 - Influenza Among Infants Causes Death at Gardner - Influenza and pneumonia have been aiding the grim reaper among the infants in the Gardner and Redwing communities. Dr. W.S. Chapman was called there Wednesday morning to investigate several deaths in families where no physician had been called. He found that Joe Arenio Marquis, 1 year old, and Salome Marquis, 2 years old, children of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marquis, had died from the ravages of the flu and pneumonia. In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Castro, the 20 months old baby, Cordelia Castro, had succumbed to the disease; and Maria Montez, a 5 months old, was another victim. Cordelia Castro died on Monday, January 5, and funeral services were held at Gardner Wednesday under direction of Furphy Brothers. Other burials were conducted by the families of the dead infants.

Castro, Della Georgia
Della Georgia (Chavez) Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2005 - Della Georgia (Chavez) Castro. Born May 9, 1924, in Pueblo, Colo., died in Temple City, Calif., April 14, 2005. She is survived by children, Patricia Ann Elam, California, Lorraine Yaciw, California, and Daniel Lorence, Arizona; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Castro, Dolorez
Dolorez Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2000 - Dolorez Castro, age 87, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 1 in Colorado Springs. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. Funeral Mass, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Both services at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Rocky Ford, Rev. John Farley officiating. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

Castro, Ernest L.
Ernest L. Castro - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Accident claims 3 (with pictures) - Three Walsenburg residents were pronounced dead at the scene of a one vehicle accident on Highway 10, 30 miles east of the city in Pueblo County. They were going to a funeral in Crowley County. Identified at the scene were the driver, Ernest L. Castro, 43, his mother, Della Vallejos, 77 and Renee A. Ortibez, 33. According to the state patrol report by Sgt. Paul Matzke, it appears that Castro fell asleep and his 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle traveled 282 feet before correcting back onto the highway and then ran across the roadway and off the left side. It rolled two and half times, coming to rest on its top. Mr. Castro and Ms. Ortibez were ejected while the vehicle was rolling. Obituaries on all three appear on Page 2. Huerfano World – March 5, 1998 – Ernest Larry 'Ernie' Castro, 43, of Walsenburg, died with his mother, Della Vallejos in a one car mishap on Feb. 28, 1998. Born Aug. 10, 1954 in Walsenburg, he is survived by his son, Emest R. Castro, Walsenburg; a daughter Kati Ann Castro, Walsenburg; a brother, Gabriel Herman Castro, Englewood; a sister, Roseann Groves, Arvada; his step-father, Larry Vallejos, Walsenburg and the mother of his children, Jane Castro, Walsenburg, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary was Tuesday and funeral mass Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Castro, Ernesto
Ernesto Castro - Walsenburg World – September 23, 1957 - Ernesto Castro Dies Suddenly In Salida Hospital -Ernesto Castro died in a Salida hospital suddenly late Friday. Mr. Castro was employed by the D&RG railroad. He was injured about a year ago, although the injury did not seem serious at the time, he was unable to recover and a few days ago he was removed to the hospital. Mr. Castro was born at Aguilar, March 15, 1908, the son of the late Desiderio and Bernice Castro. Mr. Castro married Miss Della Duran on September 29, 1940, at Walsenburg. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Rose Ann, and two sons, Herman Gabriel and Ernest Jr. all of the family home; seven brothers, Epifanio of San Pablo, Silverio of Toltec, Fidel of Colorado Springs, Toby of Denver, Filiberto, Eleive and Ray of Walsenburg; three sisters, Mrs. Sophie Armenta and Mrs. Cora Gonzales of Pueblo, and Mrs. Stella La Fevre, of Denver. Recitation of the Rosary will take place Wednesday at St. Mary's Church at 7:15 p.m. Another Rosary will follow at the Furphy chapel. The funeral will leave the mortuary Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Requiem High Mass at St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. followed by interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Castro, Ethel Maude
Ethel Maude Wright Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1985 - Ethel Maude Wright Castro, 815 E. Second Ave. departed this life Monday, Oct. 28, 1985, at Parkview Medical Center. Born June 27, 1921, in Houston, Texas, she was a Pueblo resident since 1946. She enjoyed knitting and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Pueblo. Survivors include her husband, Epifanio Castro of the family home; son, Richard (Deborah) Castro, La Junta; daughters, Dolores (Eugene) Marshall, Ebbyville, S.C., Carmen (Chris) Sanchez, June Castro and Colleen (Jimmy) Gallegos, all of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Josephine Avalos, Mary Castro, Christina Castro, all of Pueblo, and Rosie (Metero) Garcia, Denver; 16 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services pending. Family will receive friends at the home.

Castro, Eva
Mrs. Eva Castro - World Independent – September 5, 1952 - Mrs. Eva Castro Dies Thursday In Pueblo Hospital - Rosary services for Mrs. Eva Castro, Walsenburg resident who died in a Pueblo hospital, will be held at the Furphy chapel Saturday and Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Castro died yesterday after an extended illness during which her family was constantly at her bedside. Born in 1897, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Felipe J. Jaques, pioneer family of this county. She lived her entire lifetime in Huerfano County. She is survived by her husband, Jose E. Castro of this city and a daughter, Mrs. George Medina of Eaton, as well as two grandchildren. Requiem High Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart church in Gardner Monday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Gardner Catholic cemetery.

Castro, Fernie
Fernie Castro - World Independent – July 21, 1949 - Second Castro Youth Dies From Wreck Injuries - A one-car accident on U.S. Highway 160, twenty-five miles west of Walsenburg, last Sunday morning has claimed its second victim. The two fatalities were brothers, who resided in Gardner, according to the state highway patrol. Sixteen-year-old Fernie Castro died at 2 o'clock this morning at the local hospital of injuries received in the accident. The first victim of the wreck was Amarante L. Castro, 25, also of Gardner, who was employed at the Pueblo steel works. Amarante Castro was killed instantly. The younger brother suffered a serious fractured neck and general body contusions and lacerations, reports Dr. James M. Lamme Jr., attending physician. The accident occurred at 2:15 Sunday morning when the car driven by Amarante Castro failed to negotiate a curve and overturned. Harold Popish, state highway patrolman who investigated the accident, said that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred. The death today brings the total to five occurring on U.S. 160 so far this year. Fernie Castro was born Nov. 7, 1932 in Gardner living in this section his entire lifetime. He was employed at a broom factory in Pueblo prior to the accident. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pedro C. Castro of Gardner; three brothers, Lee of Oakland, Calif., Eugene of Pueblo, and George of Gardner; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Santistevan of Yellowstone Creek, Colo., Mrs. Bertha Trujillo of Pueblo, and Cora, Martha and Jane of Gardner. Rosary services will be tomorrow evening at 7:30 in Furphy chapel. The body will lie in state at the chapel from noon Friday until 8:30 a.m. Saturday, at which time the body will be taken to the Gardner Catholic church. Funeral services will be held at the Gardner Catholic church at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be made in the Gardner Catholic Cemetery. All services are under the direction of Furphy mortuary.

Castro, Fidel
Fidel Castro - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - November 06, 1995 - Fidel Castro, 90, of Colorado Springs died Nov. 4, 1995, at a local care center. He had worked for the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind before his retirement. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Mr. Castro was born May 7, 1905, in Trinidad to Desiderious and Bernice Castro. He was married Jan. 26, 1946, in Colorado Springs to May A. Gurule, who survives. He also is survived by four sons, Michael F. of Columbus, Miss., Valentino H. of Colorado Springs, Glen G. of Wichita, Kan., and Richard L. of Parker; two daughters, Judith L. Jones of Alamogordo, N.M., and Abelina R. Ramirez of Littleton; a sister, Estella LaFevere of Lakewood; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Castro was preceded in death by his parents, 17 brothers and seven sisters. Mr. Castro had been a resident of the area since 1935, and had previously lived in Trinidad and Walsenburg. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Parish and the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf. He was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed bowling and gardening. At age 19, he was the Rocky Mountain champion in professional boxing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Center for Deafness, 2133 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80909.

Castro, Filomena
Filomena Castro - World Independent – January 3, 1938 - New Year Brings Death For Mrs. John Castro - Birth of the new year brought death for Mrs. Filomena Castro, 41, wife of John Castro, at their home on West Eighth street on Saturday, January 1. Rosary services will be held for Mrs. Castro at the Furphy Brothers Mortuary chapel tonight at 7:30 o'clock. The funeral rites will be conducted at the chapel at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and at the Catholic church at 2 o'clock. Mrs. Castro is survived by a son, Thomas; her mother, Mrs. Joseph Tocarnte of Ft. Collins, and by five brothers and three sisters.

Castro, Ida E.
Ida E. Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2003 - Ida E. Castro of Aguilar, passed away Jan. 29, 2003, in Pueblo. She was born on Oct. 9, 1927, and graduated from Aguilar High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luciano and Celia Ortiz; and sister, Dorothy Rosemary. She was the beloved mother of Henrietta (Barry) Butler of Aguilar; beloved grandmother of Jeune Ortiz of San Diego; beloved sister of Albert (Marian) Ortiz of Pueblo, Velma Ortiz of Trinidad, Dorothy Valle of Pueblo, Ernestine Ortiz of Pueblo and John Ortiz of Denver; beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private service for family and friends will be held in Aguilar. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her.

Castro, James S.
James S. Castro - World Independent – January 24, 1957 - James S. Castro, Former JP Here, Dies In Pueblo - James S. Castro, 78, former Justice of the Peace, passed away in a Pueblo hospital Wednesday afternoon after a very short illness. Mr. Castro was born in Huerfano County July 15, 1878, and spent his entire lifetime in this County. As a young man he worked in the coal mines, and later became engaged in farming. In 1946 he was elected Justice of the Peace and served two terms in this capacity. He retired in 1950. He was a member of the St. Mary church and also a member of the Club Coronado. Mr. Castro is survived by one son, Charles of Pueblo, and two daughters, Mrs. Jake Vigil of Pueblo and Mrs. Fritz Martinez of Walsenburg. Other survivors are eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary will take place at 7:15 Friday evening at the St. Mary Church, and 7:45 at the Burress Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be at 8:30 Saturday morning at the Burress Memorial Chapel, and Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at the St. Mary Church at 9:00 o'clock. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery.

Castro, Jesus
Jesus Castro - World Independent – February 21, 1955 - Fall Is Fatal To J. Castro - Jesus Castro, 53, Walsenburg mechanic, died Sunday of injuries received Saturday night when he slipped and fell. The fall occurred in the 200 block West Seventh. Death was attributed by a doctor to a skull fracture. At the time, he was not thought seriously injured and was taken to his home by relatives who were with him when he fell. He died at his home after he was examined by a physician who recommended that he be taken to a hospital. Mr. Castro was born March 9, 1901, at Arroya, N.M., and was a former resident of Avondale, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Nava, four sons, William of (cut off)

Castro, Jim Santiago
Jim Santiago Castro - World Independent - April 8, 1940 - Infant Dies - Jim Santiago Castro, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Silverio Castro died at the family home in Toltex at 2:30 a.m. today. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery at 3 p.m. under the care of Furphy Brothers Mortuary. Deceased is survived by his parents, two brothers and eight sisters.

Castro, Jose C.
Jose "Roger" C. Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2004 - Jose "Roger" C. Castro, age 70, passed away in close comfort with his family on May 4, 2004, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He was born March 18, 1934, in Rouse, Colo., to Jose and Augustina Castro. The Castro family moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1949. In 1952, he married Ida Marie Baros where they raised a wonderful family of seven. Roger worked for over 37 years at the CF&I, retiring in 1992. Additionally, he owned and operated the Circle Lounge Tavern where he established long-standing relationships which were considered family and friends alike. In addition to working two jobs, Roger along with his wife, Ida, enjoyed spending time with their family and friends. His hobbies included extensive travel and antique car collecting. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Augustina Castro; brothers and sisters, Lizzy Castro, Julian Castro, Dorothy Medina, Nancy Najar, Gregory Castro and Linda Montez. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ida M. Castro; sons, Stanley Castro, Jack (Jana) Castro, Michael (Sherry) Castro; daughters, Rae Ann Gonzales, Lisa (Vernon) Trujillo, Karen Castro; grandchildren, Stacy Castro, Brandon Gonzales, Desarie (Chris) Kennedy, Aimee Jean Brodie, Derek Castro, Bryan Moguez, Tony Ray Sanchez, Ashlee and Jessica Castro; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Mary Ann) Castro; and brother-in-law, Thomas Montez. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 6, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Imperial Funeral Home. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8; both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Drive, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Our Lady of the Meadows Church immediately after the interment. Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2004 - Jose "Roger" C. Castro. Also survived by special son, Roger Castro Jr.

Castro, Jose Elijio Esencio
Jose Elijio Esencio “Lee” Castro - Huerfano World - June 14, 2007 - Jose Elijio Esencio “Lee” Castro of Pueblo died peacefully of natural causes on June 10, 2007, at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home. Lee was born to Joseph Donald and Virginia Montoya Castro in Walsenburg on January 3, 1917. As the eldest of ten children, he left school early to help support the family. During the 1940s he served in the Army as a rifleman based in Fort Lewis, Washington. He traveled to the Orient as chef for the Merchant Marine. He lived in San Francisco and other parts of northern California, New Mexico, and Arizona. The allure of Colorado brought him back home time and again. He prospected for gold, as much to seek his fortune as to enjoy the sunshine in the mountains. He enjoyed working on cars. Over the years he owned several of his own businesses including the once bustling Busy Bee. He loved to dance and socialize. In 1955 a logging truck accident nearly cost him his ability to walk, but he persevered and did walk again. Diagnosed with cancer in 1976, he won the battle and went on to live over thirty more years. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, June Castro of Pueblo. His first wife, Anita “Nettie” Martinez Castro, his children Richard Castro, Carlita Castro and great-granddaughter Elysia Smith preceded him in death; still living are daughters Andrea Castro, Vancouver, WA, and Virginia Castro, Russell, CO, and his step-children Kathy (David) Torres, Pueblo, CO, Darlene (Skip) Moreau, Cotapaxi, CO, and Jerry (Debbie) Hogan, Spear Fish, SD; and his brother Joseph Castro, San Ramon, California; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please pour a toast to Castro for beating the odds and making it as long as he did. At Mr. Castro's request, no services will be held. Cremation will occur and the ashes will be buried at North Veta Cemetery.

Castro, Jose Levi
Jose Levi Castro - Huerfano World - January 25, 1990 - Jose Levi Castro, 85, died Jan. 19, 1990 in Huerfano County Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 24, 1904 in Trujillo to Desiderio and Bernice Castro, he was disabled from birth. Survivors include a sister Estella LaFevre, Ft Collins; a brother Fidel Castro, Colorado Springs, numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Wednesday in Valdez Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Castro, Josefita Lucero
Mrs. Josefita Lucero Castro - World Independent – May 16, 1957 - Mrs. Josefita Lucero Castro Dies In Pueblo After Short Illness - Mrs. Josefita Lucero Castro, lifetime resident of Walsenburg died yesterday in a Pueblo Hospital after a short illness. Born here 68 years ago Mrs. Castro raised a family of six sons and two daughters. She is survived by her sons, Alex, and Manuel of Pueblo, George, Joe F., and Sam A. all of Long Beach, Calif., and Eli of Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Elvira Duran, of Norwalk, Calif., and Mrs. Placida Sorell, of New York; three brothers, Tony and Theodoro Pacheco, of Walsenburg, and Toby Pacheco of Pueblo; by one sister, Mrs. Serferina Romero, of Walsenburg and by 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Castro was a member of the Altar Society and Christian Mothers Society and St. Mary Church. Recitation of the Rosary will take place tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. in St. Mary church and another will follow in Furphy Chapel. The funeral will leave Furphy Chapel Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and will proceed to St. Mary Church where Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Castro, Joseph Mark
Joseph "JoJo" Mark Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1997 - Joseph "JoJo" Mark Castro, 39, of Denver, passed away Nov. 6, 1997. Joseph loved his job as a forklift operator for Dawn Food Products of Denver, where he will be missed by his fellow employees. He loved children, sports, and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon (James) Montoya- brother, Edward Castro- nieces and nephews, Sandra, Jeramiah, Mario Jr., and Mary Lou Castro, Donna, Jamie and Eric Montoya. Preceded in death by brother, Mario Castro Sr. - and parents, Edward and Mary Loucille Castro. Also survived by numerous other friends and family. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Heart Fund in Joseph's memory. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Castro, Marie
Marie Castro - World Independent – May 5, 1933 - Marie Castro Dies At Lamme Hospital - Marie Castro of Rocky Mountain died at the Lamme hospital yesterday afternoon. Marie is the wife of Rafael Castro. She was born at Leon, New Mexico about 20 years ago. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery under the direction of Furphy Brothers.

Castro, Marie M.
Mrs. Marie M. Castro - Huerfano World – August 16, 1962 - Mrs. Marie Castro Funeral Conducted - Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at St. Mary Church for Mrs. Marie M. Castro, 67, of Toltec, who passed away in a Pueblo hospital last Friday. Burial was in the Cuchara Cemetery. Mrs. Castro, a member of St. Mary church, was born in Elkins, N.M. on December 12, 1894, and came to Huerfano county at an early age. On September 14, 1914, she was married in Walsenburg to Silverio Castro. Aside from her husband, the deceased leaves eight daughters, Mrs. John Meehan, Toltec, Mrs. Theodore Gomez, Gardner, Mrs. Gerald Berumen and Mrs. Dan Florez, both of Rocky Ford, Mrs. Dora Torres, Colorado Springs, Mrs. Walter Apodaca, Pueblo, Mrs. Joe Mascarenas, Denver, and Mrs. Conrad Moya, Fort Collins; two sons, Eloy Castro, Manzanola, and Felix Castro, Las Cruces, N.M.; six sisters, Mrs. Joe Valdez, Walsenburg, Mrs. Able Cordova, Mrs. Esperanza Roybal, Mrs. Moses Trujillo, and Mrs. Helen Valdez, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Laura Baca, Fowler; her mother, Mrs. Leonides Gonzales, Pueblo; 41 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Castro, Pablita
Pablita Castro - World Independent – April 24, 1951 - Pablita Castro Dies Today In Walsenburg - Funeral arrangements are being completed for Mrs. Pablita Castro, 50, who died in Walsenburg today. She was the wife of Epifanio Castro who survives. She was a lifetime resident of Colorado, having been born in San Pablo on March 22, 1901. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Castro is survived by two sons, Antonio A. and Ben R. Castro, both of San Pablo; four daughters, Mrs. Elva Herrera, San Luis; Mrs. Rose Mae Casias, Marence, Ariz.; Mary and Bernice Castro of the family home in San Pablo; and ten grandchildren. Rosary services will be held tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Furphy Chapel and again on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the family home at San Pablo. Funeral services will be announced later by the Furphy Mortuary.

Castro, Pete C.
Pete C. Castro - Huerfano World - December 2, 1982 - Pete C. Castro, 88, of Gardner, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1982 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born June 14, 1894, at Turkey Creek, he attended school at Farisita. On, Nov. 11, 1916, he married Rose Martinez and they made their home in Gardner. His life work was farming and sheep shearing. Mr. Castro, a member of Sacred Heart Church, is survived by his wife, Rose, Gardner; seven children, Gene Castro, Olympia, WA, Mary Santistevan and Martha Valdez, Pueblo, Bertha Trujillo, Gardner, Cora Whitney, George Castro and Jane Wahl, all of Colorado Springs; a brother, Con Castro, Peyton; a sister, Lucy Cordova, Pueblo; 25 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Wake service was Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday (today) at Sacred Heart. Burial will be in the Gardner Catholic cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Castro, Raymond
Raymond Castro - Huerfano World – August 17, 1961 - Raymond Castro, Local Policeman, Dies From Stroke. Raymond Castro, a member of the Walsenburg Police Department since 1955, died in St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo on Sunday. He was 52. Patrolman Castro was operated on at the hospital on July 13 and was recovering to such an extent that he was able to return home on July 24. However, he reentered the hospital on July 27 after a light stroke from which he never regained consciousness. Born in Trinidad on March 25, 1909, he had lived in Walsenburg since moving here with his parents when he was three years old. He attended local schools. Married in Walsenburg on November 29, 1937, Patrolman Castro was a member of St. Mary Church and the National Police Officers Association. In addition to his wife, Ernestine, the deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Abel Trujillo and Miss Carol Castro, both of Walsenburg, and Mrs. Petro Trujillo, Oakland, Calif.; two sons, Donald and Jackie, both of the family home; six brothers, Selebero and Filverto Castro, both of Walsenburg, Fidel and Elivio Castro, both of Colorado Springs, Epifanio Castro, San Luis, and Toby Castro, Denver; two sisters, Mrs. Estella LeFevero, Denver, and Mrs. Maclovia Gonzales, Pueblo; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in the new St. Mary Cemetery. Members of the Walsenburg Police Department were honorary pallbearers. The local unit of the Colorado State Patrol attended in a body. Arrangements were in charge of the Furphy Mortuary.

Castro, Rose
Mrs. Rose Castro - Huerfano World - October 8, 1987 - Mrs. Rose Castro, 87, of Gardner, died Sunday evening, Oct. 4, 1987 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, where she was admitted Friday with pneumonia. Born in the Yellowstone area Jan. 3, 1900, she grew up and was educated in country schools. She married Pedro Castro Nov. 11, 1916. They lived in the Gardner area where Mr. Castro farmed and sheared sheep. Mrs. Castro, a member of Sacred Heart Church, is survived by seven children, Gene Castro, Olympia WA; Mary Santistevan and Martha Valdez, Pueblo; Bertha Trujillo, Gardner; Cora Whitney and George Castro, Colorado Springs; and Jane Wahl, Bakersfield, CA; a brother, Jose Ramon Martinez, Gardner, 32 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary was Wednesday at Boies Memorial Chapel. Funeral services at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner are rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Gardner Catholic cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Castro, Rose Ann
Rose Ann Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2002 - Rose Ann Castro, 77, former Pueblo resident, departed this life April 28, 2002, in Sacramento, Calif. She was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Pueblo. Predeceased by parents, Gaspar and Maria Velasquez; husband, Augustine Castro. Survived by two sons, Lewis Apodaca, Phoenix, Ariz., Michael (Mary Ann) Perry, Pueblo; daughter, Catherine (Donald) Bryan, Reston, Va.; daughter-in-law, Frances “Bernice” Martinez, Pueblo; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Rose Ann was a seamstress. She had a God-given talent for taking a piece of cloth or yarn and creating something beautiful and memorable. Scripture rosary, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Graveside service and burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Castro, Ruben R.
Ruben R. Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2005 - Ruben R. Castro, 72, of Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Castro, Santanna
Santanna Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2004 - Santanna Castro, 92, passed away Sept. 22, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Porofirio Castro in 1973; son, Andrew P. Castro; infant son, Johnny Castro; three brothers and one sister. Santanna is survived by her children, Odelia Trujillo, Anthony (Eufemia) Castro, Bernice (Richard Meade) Mondragon, Patricia (Art) Gallegos; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Tony (Bertha) Trujillo; and sister, Vicky Trujillo; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Santanna was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and participated in the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Viewing will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m.; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Santanna Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2004 - Santanna Castro. Also preceded in death by her grandson, Carl Mondragon. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m., both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Castro, Thomas
Thomas Castro - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1998 - Thomas Castro, 52, passed away Oct. 9, 1998, at Parkview Hospital following a brief illness. A lifetime Puebloan, Mr. Castro was born April 6, 1946. He worked as a rubbish hauler. His hobbies were video taping, repairing small appliances and yard work. Preceded in death by his parents, Denicio and Christina Castro- brother, Soloman Castro- brothers-in-law, Neives Fuentes and Nash Aguero. Survived by his wife, Dorothy Ann Valdez Castro- son, Sammy Martinez- three sisters, Mary Aguero, Vedia Fuentes, Monica (Brehon Herlihy) Castro- a brother, Joe Castro- three nieces to include his favorite niece who took care of him, Debbie Fuentes, also Gina Flores and Diane Rios- five grandchildren also survive. A member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, where both services will be held. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. John Waters, S.J. celebrant. Cremation to follow. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at the home.

Castrone, Pauline L
Pauline L. Castrone - Boulder Daily Camera - March 1, 2006 - Boulder , CO - Pauline L. Castrone - Sept. 19, 1924 — Feb. 24, 2006 - Pauline L. Castrone, of Thornton, formerly of Boulder, died of a long illness following a stroke Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in Broomfield. She was 81. The daughter of Santo Benincasa and Asunta Torchio Benincasa, she was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Trinidad. She married St. George Charles Castrone on Nov. 5, 1950, in Kingston, N.Y. Mrs. Castrone lived in Boulder from 1965 to 1992. A graduate of Kingston High School, she was a wife and mother. "She was known for her lavish holiday meals," her family said. Survivors include her husband, of Thornton; one son, Jim Castrone, of Westminster; two daughters, Linda Luttrell, of Westminster, and Patricia Tinney, of Thornton; two brothers, Peter Benincasa, of Kingston, and Salvatore Benincasa, of Utica, N.Y.; three sisters, Ermalinda Giannuzzi, of Kingston, Marie Erena, of Lexington, Ky., and Yolanda Walden, of Georgetown, Texas; and six granddaughters. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Armand Benincasa, Michael Benincasa and Albert Benincasa. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 900 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Father John McCormick will officiate. All Veterans Burial and Cremation Services in Wheat Ridge is handling arrangements.

Castruita, Antonio H.
Antonio H. Castruita - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2005 - Antonio H. Castruita, 91, passed away May 18, 2005. He was preceded in death by his son, Tomas H. Castruita. He is survived by his wife, Clara P. Castruita; children, Josephina (Roberto) Mena, Juanita (Jose) Acevedo, Octavio Castruita, Susana (Jose) Ramirez, Roman Castruita, Antonio (Margaret) Castruita; Ramiro Castruita; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Leander Parish. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

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