The Tri-County Obituary Project

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Chanak, Dan
Dan Chanak - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1943 - Dan Chanak, Saturday at his apartment, 1717 Schley. Resident of Pueblo 30 years. Member of St. Michaels Russian Orthodox church and Serbian National Federation No. 5. Father of Samuel Chanak who resides in California, and cousin Steve Chanak, Pueblo. Announcement later.

Chance, David
David Chance - The Denver Post - October 30, 2007 - Pueblo Cabbie Shot Dead; 2 Flee Scene - A Pueblo cab driver was shot dead early this morning, and two men were seen running from his cab, police said. The shooting happened at about 1:35 a.m. in the 1500 block of 11th Street, Pueblo police said in a press release. Police identified the victim as 51-year-old David Chance, a driver for City Cab. Witnesses told investigators they saw two men running from the cab after the shooting. The investigation is ongoing, and no suspects have been taken into custody, said police Sgt. Elias Manzanares. There have not been any recent shooting deaths of cab drivers in Pueblo, Manzanares said. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Detective Don Litton at 719-553-2533 or Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867. The Denver Post - October 31, 2007 - Pueblo Mom, Cabbie Slain in Unrelated Shootings - Pueblo police are hunting for two suspects in connection with the shooting death of a 51-year-old cab driver early Tuesday, and have arrested a man in the death of his 86-year-old mother, who was shot outside her home late Monday. The two homicides are unrelated. Co-workers of the cab driver described the victim as a polite, hard-working cabbie. The shooting happened about 1:35 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of East 11th Street, Pueblo police said. Police identified the victim as 51-year-old David Chance, a driver for City Cab. "He was just a real nice guy and I can't see any reason as to why this would happen," said Glen Nading, a dispatcher with City Cab. Witnesses told investigators they saw two men running from the cab after the shooting. The investigation is ongoing and no suspects have been taken into custody, said police Sgt. Elias Manzanares. Chance was originally from Michigan and had been working at the cab company for four years, Nading said. Nading said Chance is survived by a wife and two children. Contributions to the David Chance Memorial Fund can be made at any US Bank branch in Colorado. The Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2007 - Police Continue Search in Cabby Slaying - Pueblo police on Tuesday were busy investigating two unrelated homicides, one which netted an arrest and the other that had officers on the hunt for two suspects. Detectives were investigating the death of 51-year-old taxi driver David Chance, who was shot in the head after dropping off two customers at 1525 E. 11th St. Witnesses said they saw two males between the ages of 17 and 21 run from the scene. The suspects ran east on 11th Street and south on Ogden Avenue. Officer Daniel Pratt said the cab's right rear passenger door was left open. The suspects wore dark-colored hooded sweatshirts and white T-shirts. Police reports indicate the suspects were picked up from apartments in the 4000 block of O'Neal Avenue, where investigators recovered beer cans and phone cards from a telephone booth. The address Chance was killed at was "the address the cab was called to go to," said Sgt. Eli Manzanares of the Pueblo Police Department's investigation unit. "That was the address he was to deliver his fare." According to Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer, Chance was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:36 a.m. Manzanares wouldn't say if Chance had been robbed or if anything was missing from the cab. Manzanares also wouldn't discuss their evidence, but a police report said possible shotgun wadding was recovered at the scene. Anyone with information about the case can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers, 542-7867, or can call Detective Don Litton at 553-2533. Chance had worked about four years for City Cab, according to a company spokesman. The David Chance Memorial Fund has been set up to help the family with funeral costs. Donations may be made at all U.S. Bank locations. According to Pueblo Chieftain archives, a man was given the death penalty for killing a part-time City Cab driver in March 1960. John Bizup Jr., 26, was executed after confessing to the robbery-slaying of 24-year-old Roy D. Bussey (Bussey was robbed of $22). In August 1964, Bizup died in a gas chamber at Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City. The deaths of Mary Avery and Chance are Pueblo's sixth and seventh homicides of the year. Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 2007 - Cabby Likely Slain For a $17 Fare - In the world of taxi drivers, a "skip" is when a passenger steals a ride, or leaves without paying the fare. Cabdriver David Chance was skipped for more than money early Tuesday. The 51-year-old father of three and grandfather of two was shot in the head, possibly with a shotgun, after dropping off two customers on the East Side. "This is what we call a skip gone bad," George Kirby, Chance's boss at City Cab, said Wednesday. "It was a botched skip. We haul the good, the bad and the ugly. Almost everyone in Pueblo's great. I love the people of Pueblo, but this was premeditated, cold-blooded murder." The cost of his last fare? "The meter read $17," Kirby said. Pueblo police continued investigating Chance's death Wednesday without making any arrests. Detective Don Litton, lead investigator in the case, said: "We've got a couple people of interest in this case, but I can't go into that right now." He said the investigation is still centering on two male suspects, ages 17 to 21, that were seen leaving the cab at the time of the incident. Nothing has been reported missing from the cab. The suspects were picked up from the 4000 block of O'Neal Avenue. Chance was pronounced dead at 1:36 a.m., in his taxi parked in the driveway of 1525 E. 11th St. Litton said the resident there didn't know why anyone would've gone to his home at that hour. "Did (the suspects) just pull that address out of a hat? It's one of those unanswered questions," he said. Anyone with information about the case can call Crime Stoppers, 542-7867, or Litton at 553-2533. The David Chance Memorial Fund has been set up at all U.S. Bank locations to help Chance's family and for funeral costs. Chance had worked full-time for City Cab since September 2004. His co-workers described him as polite, dependable, a good driver and a solid employee. "It's a very sad and unfortunate time for City Cab," Kirby said, who's co-owned the company for more than 30 years. "I'll certainly miss Dave and so will the cab company." Patricia Hill, family spokeswoman, said Chance's wife of 23 years, Darla, and the rest of the family are still in shock and taking the loss in stride. "It's such a shame that it was okay to take someone's husband, somebody's father, somebody's son," Hill said. "I can't comprehend it. It's so stupid, heartless and cruel to do that. They just had to run, they didn't have to shoot him. (Chance) loved his family, his wife and his children. Life was a struggle and he was trying - trying to make the best of things out of the hand he was dealt. Of all the things he did best, his children were the best things he left behind." A cabdriver transports a variety of colorful passengers - sober, drunk, sad, happy, obnoxious - which makes an interesting and dangerous occupation. "I've had drivers tell me 'It's the best job I've had. You meet someone different every 15 minutes,' " Kirby said. "But I tell my drivers - every customer you haul can be a potentially dangerous person." Cab No. 3, Chance's cab, will be retired in his memory. Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 2007 - Police Continue Hunt for Cabdriver Killers - Pueblo police were still searching Thursday for suspects - and possible accomplices, the first public mention of more than two people involved - to the early Tuesday morning slaying of a City Cab driver. Detective Don Litton said Thursday police have made no arrests in connection with the shooting death of 51-year-old David Chance, 51, who was found dead in his cab after dropping off two customers at an East Side home. Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer confirmed Thursday that Chance died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. "We have some good evidence and information coming in constantly," Litton said. "Whoever did this wasn't careful. They left a good trail." Litton said the investigation has been centering on two males, between the ages of 17 and 21, who were seen leaving the cab at the time of the incident. The suspects were picked up by Chance in the 4000 block of O'Neil Avenue on the South Side and were taken to a home at 1525 E. 11th St. It was in front of that address that police found Chance shot to death in his cab at about 1:36 a.m. Tuesday. Police believe that Chance was shot after the suspects failed to pay the $17 fare. Litton said although information is coming in on the case, he urged anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or unusual in the early morning hours of Tuesday to contact police. "We're asking that anybody who saw these people running through the neighborhoods or anyone who may have gotten a good look at them, any suspicious vehicles they saw in the area, please call the police," Litton said. Litton said although the investigation is focusing on the two individuals who took the cab ride, he said police are certain there are others involved. "Based on the evidence, it's looking like there are several more people involved as accomplices," he said. Litton said police have not recovered a weapon. Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2007 - Arrests Made in Cab Driver Slaying - More Arrests Could Result as the Investigation Continues, Pueblo Police Say - Three teenagers, two of whom are brother and sister, have been arrested in connection to the Oct. 30 shotgun slaying of a Pueblo cab driver. Maximo Daniel Ramos, 19, and 16-year-old Raymond Guy Terrones each were re-arrested Friday on a warrant for first-degree murder. Ramos and Terrones initially were arrested later in the day of the homicide on separate unrelated charges and have been in custody ever since. Both were being held Saturday in lieu of $1 million bail. On Saturday at her job, Pueblo police arrested Terrones' sister, 19-year-old Bridget Ann Terrones, on a warrant for accessory to the crime of first-degree murder. She was being held in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Pueblo Deputy Police Chief John Ercul and Capt. John Barger said additional arrests could come as the investigation continues. "We do have evidence that other people are involved," Ercul said. Affidavits in the case have been sealed until the investigation is completed, according to investigators and District Attorney Bill Thiebaut. Asked about whether the juvenile will be charged as an adult, Thiebaut said: "All options are available depending on the outcome of evidence." Barger said detectives have not found the homicide weapon, described as a short shotgun, that was used to kill 51-year-old City Cab driver David Chance. Chance was shot in the back of the head about 1:30 a.m. in the driveway of an East Side home, where Ramos' father lives. Before the shooting, Chance picked up Ramos and Raymond Terrones at apartments in the 4000 block of O'Neal Avenue, according to police. Investigators and the victim's co-workers say possible motives might have been attempted robbery or the suspects' unwillingness to pay the fare, which was $17. Investigators declined to identify who is the suspected shooter. In Colorado, a person who accompanies the suspected killer can be charged with first-degree murder when a slaying occurs during a robbery. Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2007 - Two More Arrested in Cabby's Death - Police arrested two more suspects Tuesday in connection with the Oct. 30 shooting death of a Pueblo cabbie. One of the suspects nabbed Tuesday is the grandson of the district attorney's chief investigator. Olin Ferrier, 21, and Matthew J. Koncilja, 24, were booked at county jail on warrants for first-degree murder related to the death of 51-year-old David Chance. Koncilja's grandfather, John Koncilja Jr., is the chief investigator under District Attorney Bill Thiebaut. Thiebaut said his office will seek a prosecutor from an outside jurisdiction to handle the case because of the conflict of interest. "Obviously, this is a critical case to our community and to our office,' Thiebaut said. "We learned of Mr. Koncilja's alleged involvement (Tuesday). At that moment, we began undertaking steps to have a special prosecutor enter the case at the proper time. Ethical considerations demand that we do so. We have no choice. We are approaching the situation carefully, working to secure a highly competent special prosecutor who will handle the case in as sterling a fashion as our office would.' The arrests of Ferrier and Koncilja were the fourth and fifth related to the slaying of Chance. Last week police arrested 19-year-old Maximo Daniel Ramos and 16-year-old Raymond Guy Terrones on first-degree murder charges in connection with the shooting that killed Chance. Terrones' sister, 19-year-old Bridget Ann Terrones was booked on suspicion of being an accessory to the murder after the fact. Pueblo Deputy Police Chief John Ercul said at least one more person suspected of direct involvement in the crime and one more suspected accessory could be arrested in the days ahead. Ercul said the accessories are suspected of hiding evidence and harboring suspects. Police have not publicly identified the suspected shooter. Chance died from a single shotgun blast to the back of the head. He was found dead at 1:30 a.m. inside his cab in the driveway of Ramos' father's home on the city's East Side. He reportedly picked up two fares from a South Side apartment complex and drove them to the location where he was found dead. Police are eyeing robbery as a possible motive. "We think there were two people in the cab, and probably three others in another vehicle, a getaway car, laying back in the bushes,' Ercul said. Bridget Terrones is being held at county jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Each of the other suspects is in jail with bail set at $1 million. Colorado Springs Gazette - November 17, 2007 - Another Arrest in Cab Driver´s Slaying - Pueblo police have arrested a sixth person in connection with the Oct. 30 death of a cab driver. Police announced late Thursday that a 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. His name was not released because he faces a juvenile charge, said Pueblo police Sgt. Elias Manzanares. Cab driver David Chance, 51, was shot to death in his cab about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 30. Police have said it was a robbery that went bad. He was owed $17 in cab fare. Those previously arrested were Olin Ferrier, 21; Matthew Koncilja, 24; Maximo Ramos, 19, and a 16-year-old boy, whose name wasn´t released because he´s a juvenile. Bridget Terrones, 19, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to first-degree murder. Before he was shot, Chance had dropped off two of the suspects at 1125 E. 11th St., according to police. Manzaneres would not comment on the 17-year-old´s alleged role in the killing. He said there could be more arrests. Rocky Mountain News - December 22, 2007 - Soldier Among Those Arrested After Cabbie's Death - A Fort Carson soldier is among six people arrested in connection with the slaying of a Pueblo cab driver in October. Spc. Olin Ferrier, 22, was being held at the Pueblo County jail on bail of $1 million. An arrest affidavit links him to the death of cab driver David Chance, who was shot in the head Oct. 30. A $17 cab fare was unpaid, the affidavit said. In the affidavit, police accused Ferrier and four others in a scheme in which the suspects were believed to have robbed a man of his mobile phone, used the stolen phone to call a cab, and then killed the cab driver for cash because "they needed money to party." The affidavit said Ferrier carried a "short rifle" the night of the killing but that Ferrier denied involvement in the slaying when he spoke to police days after Chance's death. Fort Carson officials said Ferrier, of Atlantic City, N.J., is a supply clerk with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team. He served a year in Iraq, ending in November 2006, and has received awards including the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Combat Action Badge. His unit returned to Iraq late last month without him. The affidavit says he lives in Pueblo. The cab was headed to an address where the father of one of the suspects lives, the affidavit said. Maximo Ramos, 19, and his 16-year-old half brother, Raymond Guy Terrones, were arrested on other warrants but were later linked to the killing. Ramos has denied involvement. Police also arrested Daniel John Montoya, 17, on suspicion of murder. He and Terrones were charged as adults. Terrones sister Bridget Ann Terrones, 19, faces a charge of being an accessory. The grandfather of another suspect, Matthew John Koncilja, 24, told investigators his grandson matched the description of one of the suspects. Koncilja's grandfather is chief investigator for the district attorney's office in Pueblo. Investigators suspect that the group panicked when Chance resisted the robbery and shot him before fleeing without his wallet. The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office is prosecuting the case because of the work of Koncilja's grandfather for the district attorney in Pueblo. The legal representation for the suspects was not immediately clear. Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2007 - Police Reveal Details in Cabby Slaying - Police suspect the recent shooting death of a taxi driver was the culmination of a nightlong crime spree intended to cop drug money. The suspects failed, according to arrest affidavits made public on Wednesday. When 52-year-old cabby David Chance was found slumped over dead in the driver's seat of his taxi at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, he had about $170 in his pocket. Witnesses told police the suspects returned after killing Chance to recover the money, but didn't follow through with the theft because of the mess they'd left behind. "We feel the plan was to rob the (cab) driver and have a car there to pick (the suspects) up afterwards,' Pueblo Police Detective Don Litton surmised in an arrest affidavit that previously had been sealed by court order. So far five suspects are in custody facing first-degree murder charges for Chance's death. They are suspected shooter 22-year-old Fort Carson soldier Olin "Famous" Ferrier; suspected getaway driver Matthew John Koncilja, 24; Maximo Daniel Ramos, 19; his half-brother Raymond Guy Terrones, 16; and 17-year-old Daniel John Montoya. Terrones and Montoya have been charged as adults. Terrones' sister, Bridget Ann Terrones, 19, faces a charge of accessory to murder for allegedly harboring suspects and helping to dispose of evidence. At 10:30 p.m. on the night leading up to the shooting, a 24-year-old man reported he had been robbed of his cellular phone in an alley near Fourth Street and Fountain Avenue. Police later linked the stolen phone to a call that summoned Chance's cab to the Oasis Apartments, 4001 O'Neal Ave., right before he was shot. City Cab records showed that Chance picked up two fares at the O'Neal address. They were bound for an address familiar to the cab company, 1525 E. 11th St. That's where Ramos' estranged father lived at the time. He commonly called cabs for rides to and from the Pixie Inn. In fact, when the cab company's dispatcher fielded the ill-fated call on the night Chance died, he presumed it to be Ramos' father, who was affectionately known at the cab company as "Mr. Pixie." The elder Ramos was not the fare that night. He became involved when he called police to report a suspicious vehicle in his driveway. It turned out to be the cab that contained Chance's dead body. Ramos' father was the first to steer police toward the suspects they eventually arrested. He suggested police round up his son for questioning. Apparently the father and son hadn't spoken for quite a while at that point. Maximo Ramos' fingerprint was found on the roof of the cab. Further investigation with the cab company revealed that a teenage boy had twice beaten cabbies for fares in the last year during stops made at the 11th Street address. The cheapskate teen had distinctive tattoos of two eyeballs on the back of his head, so it wasn't hard for police to determine Raymond Terrones' possible link to the crime. Ramos and Raymond Terrones both were arrested on the afternoon following the shooting. They were booked on unrelated warrants while the investigation progressed. At an acquaintance's house, police recovered clothing reportedly worn by the pair on the night of the shooting. It had been laundered but still contained blood and brain matter from the shooting, according to an affidavit. Koncilja was arrested Nov. 13, when his grandfather, District Attorney's Chief Investigator John Koncilja, recognized that his grandson's physical description and car matched witness statements about the night of the crime. Matthew Koncilja told investigators that the cell phone was stolen earlier in the night with the intention of using a cell phone untraceable to the suspects to start the cab robbery in motion. Koncilja and the other suspects reportedly waited nearby the 11th Street address to pick up Ramos and Ferrier after the robbery, but it went wrong. In his affidavit detailing the investigation, Litton explained investigators' theory about the crime. "If someone is merely attempting to get a free ride from a taxicab, they would simply bail out when they arrived to the location they wanted to go," Litton wrote. "(Police) believe the suspects were attempting to rob the driver at gunpoint and he was resisting. The suspects were not planning on shooting the driver and they panicked afterwards and ran without taking his wallet. Also, because of the cellular telephone records, we know that phone calls were being placed back and forth (between the suspected conspirators) during the time the suspects were in the taxicab. There is also the matter of the suspicious dark colored car that drove up to the scene just moments after the shooting. This shows that someone had either been following them or they were called and told what happened." Because of Koncilja's familial connection to the district attorney's office in Pueblo, the El Paso County district attorney's office will prosecute each of the cases. To date, only Bridget Terrones has made bail. Each of the other suspects is being held at the Pueblo County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for March 6.

Chance, Penny J.
Penny J. Chance - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 2001 - Passed away Jan. 28, 2001, in Pueblo. Penny was born July 15, 1960, in Florence, Colo. She is survived by her children, Max McMillian Jr. of Kansas; daughters, Jennifer McMillian and Brianna Chance, both of Pueblo; her former husbands, Larry Chance of Kansas and Anthony Mesa of Kansas; brothers, Kenneth (Krista) Lee of Georgia, Gary (Susan) Lee of Peyton, Marty (Kim) Lee of Colorado Springs, Michael (Brenda) Price of Kansas and Brian (Lisa) Price of Peyton; sisters, Gladys Snyder and Kathy Packenbush, both of Kansas, Tina (Bob) Hauler of Georgia and Kristie (Steve) Crile of New York; her grandchildren, Ralph Trujillo Jr., Paige Trujillo, Madison McMillian and Cassidy McMillian; as well as her stepfather, Leroy Toms; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Chance will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 until 6 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until noon on Thursday. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend please use the West Acero Street entrance.

Chandler, Addis B.
Addis B. Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2001 - Addis B. Chandler, 92, passed away Oct. 19, 2001. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bub and Priscilla Chandler of Dierks, Ark.; four brothers, Charles, Evit and Vaughn Chandler, all of Nashville, Ark., and Clarence Chandler of Dierks, Ark.; and two sisters, Lanta Boland of Nashville, Ark., and Ella Holland of Pueblo. He is survived by his loving wife, Lola; his daughter, Maggie Chandler, Pueblo; also sister-in-law, Lula Mae Head of Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Chandler was a member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ and was very active as a volunteer for SRDA for 20 years. He retired from Broderick & Gibbons in 1974, where he was an oiler. Previous to this, he worked at CF&I in the Open Hearth, as well as farming from 1955 to 1960 at Baxter. Mr. and Mrs. Chandler were especially proud of their 68 years of marriage. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to Meals on Wheels or to Red Mountain Youth Camp.

Chandler, Alan D.
Alan D. Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Alan D. Chandler, 58, of Rye, passed away Feb. 20, 2004. Born Dec. 25, 1945, in Chicago, Ill. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings. Survived by spouse, Dorie; brother, Robert; children, Richard (Tereasa), Sherry, Kenneth; mother of his children, Nancy; stepsons, David, Edward (Candia), Jim (Darlene), Wyatt, Tim (Sarah); stepdaughter, Debbie; also survived by two grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, and 21 great-stepgrandchildren. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alan's memory in care of Romero funeral home. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall at 4 p.m. after the interment. Interment, Fort Lyons Cemetery.

Chandler, Annice Ruth
Annice Ruth Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1986 - Annice Ruth Chandler, March 10, 1986. Widow of Charles Chandler. Survived by son, Thomas J. (Lucille) Downs, Rhode Island; daughter, Lois L. (Robert) Jones, Pueblo; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two stepsons, two step-daughters and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at 1612 Bunker Hill. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. William Leroy. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chandler, Bruce C.
Bruce C. Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1998 - Bruce C. Chandler of Pueblo passed away Dec. 5, 1998, at home after a brief illness. He was a race horse owner and a pro rodeo bullrider for 17 years. Bruce was a member of the 22nd Bomb Squadron Association, Shriners of Pueblo West, a PRCA gold card member of American Quarter Horse Association and was a welding instructor at El Paso Community College for Fort Carson's program of soldier's welding certification. He served as a Sgt. Crew Chief in the European Theater and China-Burma-India Theater for 22 1/2 months. He was with the 14th Air Forces in China. Worked on B-25 aircraft and also had experience with C-47 transport planes. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, Virginia Tats" Chandler, of the family home- daughters, Shelley Donegan, Parker, Colo., Kelly (Bill) Schnaufer, Pueblo, and Julie (Mark) Perrino, Littleton- son, Jeff (Kristin) Chandler, Colorado City- sisters, Betty Lancaster, Glendale, Ariz., and Ann Carruth, Pueblo- grandchildren, Shannon, Nick, Luke, Tyler, Chelsea and Trevor- by his beloved cat, Yeller Cat- dog, Shuggie- and by numerous friends and relatives. , 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, 81004.

Chandler, Charles E. II
Charles E. Chandler II - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - Charles E. Chandler II passed away Oct. 15, 2002, in Pueblo. He was born Sept. 10, 1941, in Pueblo to Charles and Jeanne Johnson Chandler. Charles was employed by United Bank in Pueblo for many years. He is survived by his son, Brad Chandler of Texas; two brothers, DeWitt “Skip” (Judy) Chandler, Douglas (Linda) Chandler, both of Pueblo; his granddaughter, Brandy Chandler of Phoenix; his former wife, Raye (Richard) Chandler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in the First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand streets. Donations in memory of Mr. Chandler may be made to the First Baptist Church in Pueblo.

Chandler, Dennis Ray
Dennis Ray Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Dennis Ray Chandler, age 78, passed away July 30, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Janet Chandler; sisters, Letta (Joe) Tucci, Pueblo, and Vivian Lee (Leslie) Shuler, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mr. Chandler is preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine (Kadunc) Chandler, and brother, Alfred Chandler. He served three years in the United States Army in the European Theatre during World War II and worked three years with the Civil Conservation Corp. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), Southern Colorado Polka Club, Good Sam's Blue Spruce Club, and We "R" Singles Club. The Chandlers met at We "R" Singles Club, married, and remained members by special invitation. Visitation, Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Cryptside service and entombment, Thursday, 10 a.m., Roselawn Mausoleum, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will greet friends at the Roselawn Reception Hall immediately following the interment service.

Chandler, Harley
Harley Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2002 - Passed away Feb. 5, 2002, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Yuma, Colo.

Chandler, Helen
Helen Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2001 - Helen Chandler, age 85, passed away at Mount San Rafael Hospital on May 7, 2001. She was born in Tioga, Colo., on Feb. 19, 1916, to Rose (Nybaka) and Jacob V. Alt. She attended Walsen Camp School and graduated in Aguilar in 1934. She studied to become a registered nurse at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Helen was employed as an RN at the Santa Barbara County Hospital for 30 years and then was employed as supervisor of outpatient clinic for 25 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Senior Citizens Center. Preceding her in death are parents, Rose and Jacob Alt; sisters, Rose Alt and Agnes Sinkovich; and brother, Orville Alt. Survived by husband, Bob Chandler, Trinidad; brothers, Ted (Rose Ann) Alt, Pueblo, and Paul (Violet) Alt, Pueblo; sisters Audrey (John) Davis, Pueblo, and LaVerne (Frank) Gagliardi, Trinidad; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Robert (Ginny) Sinkovich, California, Darlene (Robert) Harper, Minnesota, Gayle Porter, West Virginia and other relatives. At Helen's request, cremation with no services. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Chandler, Lola T.
Lola T. Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2004 - Lola T. Chandler, 88, passed away June 1, 2004. She was born in Dierks, Ark., on Oct. 12, 1915. Lola is preceded in death by her husband, Addis B. Chandler, whom she had been married to for 68 years; parents, Maggie Fatherree and James E. Thornton; brother, J.T. Thornton. She is survived by her daughter, Maggie Lou Chandler; sister, Lula Mae Head; special nephew, Jack Thornton; nephew, David Thornton; nieces, Donna June Johnson, Robbie Mae O'Rourke; special cousin, Don Thornton; also survived by many nieces and nephew of the Chandler family. Lola belonged to the Broadway & Orman Church of Christ. She was very active with the Red Mountain Youth Camp. She worked for many years at Ciruli Produce as the office manager. Lola also worked at the Pueblo Army Depot in the finance and accounting department. She volunteered at SRDA for many years as a greeter and would help take meal reservations. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations to the Red Mountain Camp in care of Broadway Church of Christ, or to the SRDA Nutrition Program through the funeral home. Viewing, from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Chandler, Nikki
Nikki (Erjavec) Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2005 - Nikki (Erjavec) Chandler, 63, passed away July 15, 2005. Nikki was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Dec. 26, 1941. She is survived by her husband, Myron; sons, Jon (Theresa), Jason, and Jim; granddaughter, Megan; brother, Ron (Peggy) Erjavec; sisters, Lesli (Rick) Sindeband, and Carole Giadone; as well as numerous friends and relatives. Nikki was a kind, thoughtful, caring person who touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Monday, at the funeral home. Cremation to follow. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to The Marfan Foundation through the funeral home office.

Chandler, Robert Gray Jr.
Robert Gray Chandler Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2002 - Robert Gray Chandler Jr., resident of Pueblo and Beulah for the past 54 years, passed away on Aug. 4, 2002, after a lengthy illness. Born in Shreveport, La., May 18, 1926, to the union of Robert Gray Chandler Sr. and Nell Orman Chandler. Mr. Chandler served in the U.S. Navy, WWII. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corporation in 1986. His son, Robert Gray Chandler III, preceded him in death, 1975. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie, of the family home, Pueblo; four children, daughter, Paula (Dr. H.R.) Tillquist, Idaho; sons, Jeffrey (Julie), Fort Collins; Jim (Patti), New York; Clayton (Nicole), Pueblo; sister, Ella Edwards, Shreveport, La.; in-laws, Regina (Charles) Rush, Colorado Springs and Dr. Richard (Patsy) Reitemeier, Rochester, Minn. Also survived by 13 grandchildren. Private family service and inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the Beulah Ambulance, Beulah Valley Fire Department or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Mr. Chandler. Family requests omission of flowers and food.

Chandler, Robert W.
Robert W. Chandler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - Resident of Trinidad for the last 20 years passed away Jan. 10, 2002, at Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg. He was born in Winsboro, Texas, on July 30, 1912. He married Helen Alt on Feb. 19, 1941, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Bob retired from the University of California as a security officer. He loved to bowl and golf. Preceding him in death are parents, one sister, one brother and wife, Helen, who died on May 7, 2001. He is survived by one brother, Dutch (Beth) of Denver; sisters- and brothers-in-law, LaVerne (Frank) Gagliardi, Trinidad, Audrey (John) Davis, Pueblo, Ted (Rose Ann) Alt, Pueblo, Paul (Violet) Alt, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews including Jim (Kathy) Chambers, Littleton, Robert (Ginny) Sinkovich, California, Darlene (Robert) Harper, Minnesota, and Gayle Porter, Virginia. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will follow at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Chaney, Lucy E.
Lucy E. Leming Chaney – Pueblo Chieftain – September 25, 2006 - Lucy E. Leming Chaney, 84. Beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend, departed this life on Sept. 21, 2006, with her family at her bedside. Born on Feb. 1, 1922. Preceded in death by parents, Felix and Maclovia Duran; sisters, Josie, Mary and Jennie; brothers, Gilbert, Pete and Dennis; and granddaughter Sheila. She is survived by her children, Carson Leming (Dorothy), Norma Lopez (Ben), Robert E. Leming Jr. and Sandra Leming. Sister, Dolly Holland; special niece, Maria Holland; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Lucy worked at the Pueblo County Courthouse as a file clerk and CMHIP as a foster grandparent. Lucy enjoyed her special times with family and friends. She was a member of St. Leander Church. She was loved by all and will be sadly missed. We are especially thankful for all the personal care and love Lucy received. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chaney, Mark Halden
Mark Halden Chaney – Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2006 - Mark Halden Chaney, 62, of Fallon, Ill., born Jan. 10, 1944 in Decatur, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006 in Fallon, Ill. Mr. Chaney was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 4239, Decatur Aero Club, Scott Air Force Base Aero Club, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn., National Rifle Assn., and the Honda Riders Club of America. Mark was an avid golfer, commercial licensed pilot, motorcycle enthusiast and a doting father and grandfather. He was employed as a personnel manager for Archer Daniels Midland, ARTCO Division, and had also been a law enforcement officer and detective. He was a Vietnam Veteran and a military policeman, serving in the US Army. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Earl W. & Dorothy V., nee Coleman, Chaney, a brother, Forrest Chaney; and 2 nephews, Ted Martinez Jr. and Terry Martinez. He is survived by his wife Cynthia, nee Montoya, Chaney of Fallon, Ill.; daughter, Stacey L. & Michael W. Lentz of Fallon, Ill.; a son, Mark A. Chaney and fiancé Keri S. Clifford of Worchester, Mass.; three sisters, Lana Bartley of Stevenson Ranch, Calif., Hope Shriver and Beth Chaney, both of Decatur, Ill.; a grandchild Kelsey Lentz of Fallon, Ill.; mother-in-law, Lucy V. Quintana of Pueblo, Colo. and five sisters-in-law, Jane Chaney Gordon of Decatur, Ill., Sophia Chavez of Pueblo, Colo., Evelyn & Ted Martinez of Pueblo, Colo., Carla & Mike Jensen of Denver, Colo., and Mary V. Nygren of Denver, Colo. Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Memorial mass will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Monsignor William Hitpas officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Nicholas Catholic Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois. At the family's request, Mr. Chaney will be cremated, with his cremains returning to Pueblo, Colo. Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Avenue, Fallon, Ill., in charge of arrangements.

Channel, Denise M.
Denise M. Channel - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2000 - Denise M. Channel, 43, passed away Nov. 14, 2000. Survived by her parents, Willie and Patricia Hill; special friend and companion, Chester Sheppard; sisters and brother, Debra (Doug McMillan) Hill, Patricia D. Hill, William C. Hill, Darla (David) Chance, Deidre (Kenneth) Patterson, Dawn Griner; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Lela Washington and Lue Canada; aunt, Imogene Miles; uncles, Clinton W. Twyman and Samuel Hill. Denise had a love of art, reading, writing, gardening, sewing and her beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral service Monday, 1 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2000 - Denise M. Channel. Denise was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was also a graduate of Central High School Class of 1975 and attended USC in the mass communications department. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. F.L. Chandler. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Channel, Richard O.
Richard O. "Dick" Channel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1999 - Richard O. "Dick" Channel, 68, of Holly, died July 24, 1999. Graveside funeral services and burial, 9 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Valley Memorial Chapel, Holly. Memorial contributions to the Richard Channel Memorial Fund.

Chantala, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Chantala - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2000 - Dorothy M. Chantala, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was called home to be with the Lord on July 21, 2000. She is remembered with great love and admiration by her family, which includes her husband, Louis Chantala; daughter, Darla (Bob) Willbanks; granddaughters, Kacee and Whitney Willbanks; sister, Connie Combatto; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Julia Clementi; brothers, Ben, Mike and George Clementi; sisters, Marie Granato, Rose Mauro, Clare Mauro and Eleanor Hirbernik. Dorothy will be remembered for her love and compassion for family and friends and for her love and faith in God. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 1 p.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church Memorial Fund in her memory.

Chantala, Frank J.
Frank J. Chantala - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2003 - Frank J. Chantala, 88, passed away Dec. 27, 2003. Survived by his children, David F. Chantala, Denver, Richard G. Chantala, Salinas, Calif., Marijane Spear, Norma Kay (Ronald) Perko, Patricia J. McKinney, all of Pueblo, Sharon Riggs, Denver, Diane Kim (David) Chantala-Taft, Cary, N.C.; half-brother, Louis J. Chantala. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, Troy Chantala, Pueblo, Tracie (Geoff) Siebenneicher, Pueblo, Tammie (Bret) Matthews, Oklahoma City, Okla., Elizabeth Chantala, Denver, Michael Perko, Pueblo, Kevin (Elizabeth) Perko, Pueblo, Kelly (Russ) Leffler, Denver, Geoffrey (JoAnna) McKinney, Pueblo, Deborah Riggs, Denver, Tiffany Riggs, Denver and Douglas (Elizabeth) Riggs, Denver; 18 great-grandchildren; and ex-wife, Arnette Chantala. Preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Helen Marie Chantala in 1971; parents, Frank and Frances Mesner Chantala; sisters, Mary Brubnjak and Frances Tezak; stepmother, Frances M. Chantala; and son-in-law, Gene Spear. Frank was born on May 11, 1915, in Pueblo, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He was an accomplished musician and accordionist. Frank was a well-known cattle buyer and stockman, as well as a professional cabinet builder and co-owned Marco's Tavern for 30 years until May of 2003. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum, with Deacon Philip Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Chantala, Louie
Louie Chantala - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2004 - Louie Chantala, also known as Louis Chantala, departed this life Aug. 11, 2004, at the age of 77. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Chantala; his mother, Frances Chantala; and his father, Frank Chantala. He is survived by his only daughter, Darla (Bob) Willbanks; and two granddaughters, Kacee and Whitney Willbanks. A private Mass will be held at an appropriate time.

Chapen, Unknown
Unknown Chapen - Huerfano World - July 23, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1881: Del Ingles, formerly of La Veta but recently employed at Kirby's sawmill up the Cucharas, ended a long feud by shooting a man named Chapen near Stonewall.

Chaplin, Lorena
Lorena Chaplin - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 29, 1868 – Died - On the 12th inst., at Trinidad, Colorado, Lorena, daughter of T. B. and Martha Chaplin, aged 3 years, 4 months and 11 days.

Chapman, Albert D.
Albert D. Chapman – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – Insurance Money – Among the long list of death payments made by the western fraternity of Woodmen of the World by its November assessments were the following in Pueblo: Carrie Covars, widow of John F. Covars, $3,000; Clara Hitchins Collins, widow of John A. Collins, $2,000; Minnie Bergt, widow of William C. Bergt, $1,000; Katherine Evans, widow of David H. Evans, $2,000; Mary J. Robinson, widow of James H. Robinson, $2,000; Frances M. Warren, widow of John A. Warren, $2,000; Ada C. Townsend, sister of Albert D. Chapman, $2,000. In none of these cases had total payments to their camps amounted to one-fourth of the sums received by the heirs. Indeed, Mr. Bergt had paid in only $54, while Covars, who had been a member since 1890, had paid a total of $602.80. The previous month there were four beneficiaries in Pueblo in similar amounts.

Chapman, H. I.
H. I. Chapman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1914 - Funeral of H. I. Chapman was held at 10 a.m. yesterday from his late home 702 east Sixth. The Rev. David G. Monfort of Colorado Springs conducted the service. The pallbearers were E. R. Stover, H. M. Cook, R. C. Whitlock, W. S. Kyle. The interment was in Mountain View, in charge of Davis and Vories.

Chapman, Helen M.
Helen M. Chapman – Pueblo Chieftain – February 13, 1955 – Mrs. Helen M. Chapman, body to Grand Junction for burial.

Chapman, Hugh
Hugh Chapman - Yampa Leader - August 3, 1907 - The Angel of Death has once more come into Routt County, this time to take Hugh Chapman of Pinnacle, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this portion of the state. After an illness extending over many months and from which it was known there could be no recovery, he passed to his long rest on Wednesday morning, shortly before 3 o'clock. Heart trouble, with which had been associated many complications, was the cause of death. The end came most peacefully, Mr. Chapman being conscious almost until the last moment. He conversed with the members of his family and others present, and finally sank into that sleep from which there is no awakening on this side of the grave. Grandpa Chapman is survived by his widow, two sons, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson, all residing in the vicinity of Pinnacle and Yampa. One sister, who is 93 years of age, is living, her home being at Hannibal, Mo. The funeral services were held at the Yampa Congregational church Thursday afternoon and every seat in the large building was occupied, testifying to the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community. Rev. I. J. Tripp, in very appropriate language, spoke of the high character of the one who had gone, of his long Christian life, and of the fact that everyone who had known him spoke in the highest terms and his strict observance of the highest principle of manhood. The burial was at the Yampa cemetery, more than a score of carriages following the remains to their last resting place. The services at the grave were closed by the singing of “Sweet Bye and Bye,” this having been one of the last requests of the deceased. The pallbearers also had been chose by Mr. Chapman, almost in his last hour on earth, all being friends to whom he was deeply attached. Those thus honored were W. V. Hughes, W.C.T. Male, L. G. Stevenson, F. D. Hutchinson, Charles A. Purinton and Samuel C. Reid. Grandpa Chapman had been a resident of Routt County for the past 14 years, and few citizens are better known than him and his two sons, David M. and Franz S. Chapman. Locating in 1893 at Pinnacle, where his younger son had been practically the first settler, five years before, he engaged in ranching and stock raising, and quickly became known among the people of the surrounding country as a man of integrity and honor, and no citizen of the county stood higher in the esteem of his neighbor. Hugh Chapman was born at Steubenville, Ohio, on June 26, 1834, and was therefore a little over 73 years old at the time of his death. On November 2, 1854, he was united in marriage with Cordelia Scarlott, a native of Virginia, and to them were born four children, two of whom died at an early age. Mr. Chapman and his wife lived in Ohio until 1859, and then at Hannibal, Mo., until 1882 when they moved to Colorado and located at Denver, where they remained until 1887. From Denver they changed their residence to Pueblo, and in 1892 to Leadville. Mr. Chapman was a railroad coach builder, and worked at his trade in these various localities. A member of the Methodist church during his early life, Mr. Chapman became associated with the United Brethren church upon coming to Colorado, and through his long life he took an interest in religious matters. Politically he was a Democrat and fraternally a Knight of Pitheas. Always a good citizen, he displayed a lively interest in the affairs of government, but he never sought public office, being ever content to exert his influence from the ranks of the voters. By his death Routt county loses one of its best men.

Chapman, Stewart
Stewart Chapman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2005 - Stewart Chapman, 58, passed away March 3, 2005. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. No services.

Chapman, Trevor Robin
Trevor Robin Chapman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2002 - Trevor Robin Chapman, 63, passed away Feb. 7, 2002. Survived by his wife, Kay (née Person) Chapman; children, Elsa (Clint) Eccles and Christopher (Milisa) Chapman of Pueblo West, and Holly Chapman-Gurule, Pueblo; grandchildren, Brandon Eccles, Duston Eccles, Kaylin Chapman and Jared Chapman; sister, Gloria (Geoffrey) Nicholls of Colorado Springs; brother, Reginald (Yvonne) Chapman of Greece. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born to Reginald A. and Elsie E. (née Tyson) Chapman, June 10, 1938, in London, England. Trevor was an engineer with the U.S. government, worked at the Department of Transportation Test Center, retiring in 1981. He then began his career as a real estate broker. Member of the NRA, Pueblo West Sportsman Association, Pueblo Hunting and Retrieving Club and Pueblo Association of Realtors. Trevor's special interests were painting, fishing, hunting and golf, but some of his most special moments were those spent with his grandchildren. A special thank you to Dr. Carl Bartecchi for his kind and loving care over the many years. Honoring his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West, with the Rev. Ray Lincoln officiating. Family and friends will be received at 633 S. Hahns Peak in Pueblo West following the service.

Chapo, Ana
Ana Chapo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1987 - Ana Chapo. Wife of George Chapo, who passed away Jan. 23, 1958, and John Pavicich. who died in 1927. Mother of Steve (Ginger) Pavicich. George Chapo, Katherine "Kay" Mraovich, all of Pueblo, Mary Roubioux of Grand Junction and Anna Monk of Cummings, Ga. Sister of Luja Matiaja of Yugoslavia. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Chapo was preceded in death by son, Mark Pavicich, in 1964. She was a member of St. Mary parish. Services, St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Monday; recitation of the rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family at the church following the Mass. Please omit donations of food.

Chappel, William
William Chappel – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 11, 1874 – Died on the tenth day of June 1874, William Chappel, aged twenty three years.  The funeral will take place to day (Thursday) at 3 o'clock, to start from the house west of the Rio Grande hotel on Sixth Street.

Chappell, Dolores J.
Dolores J. "Gran" Chappell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2000 - Dolores J. "Gran" Chappell, 69, made her transition on May 25, 2000. Survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Robert D. Chappell; sister, Donna Bryant; her adoring children, Dolly (Mike Smith) Chappell, Mark Chappell and Colleen (Jerry) Corzine; and devoted grandchildren, Barry and Megan Corzine, John (Becky) Bucciarelli and Lauren (Tim) Davis. At her request, there will be no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. We will miss our butterfly.

Chappell, Robert D.
Robert D. Chappell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2000 - Robert D. Chappell, 72, made his transition Aug. 19, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dolores J. "Gran" Chappell. Survived by his loving children, Dolly (Mike Smith) Chappell, Mark Chappell and Colleen (Jerry) Corzine; brother, Charles Hall; devoted grandchildren, Barry and Megan Corzine, John (Becky) Bucciarelli, Lauren (Tim) Davis; and great-granddaughter, Tori Bucciarelli. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. At his request, there will be no service. We will miss our Papa.

Chares, Manuel
Manuel Chares - Basalt Journal - March 9, 1907 - Mrs. Alice Moore and Grippou Turner, a Negro, have been placed in jail at Trinidad on the charge of the murder of Manuel Chares, preferred against them by the authorities of Starkville.

Chariton, Allie E.
Allie E. Chariton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1987 - Allie E. Chariton, longtime resident of Beulah and Pueblo was born Dec. 3, 1889, and passed away, November 14, 1987. Mother of Donald E. (Margaret) Chariton. Mother-in-law of Nadine Chariton. Also survived by five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Frederick, in 1965, and her son, Philbrook, in 1984. Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family prefers contributions to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Charles, Freda L.
Freda L. Charles - Pueblo Chieftain - November22, 1999 - Freda L. Charles, died Nov. 19, 1999. Graveside services, 2 p.m. today at Fowler Cemetery with Rev. Sam Ramsey officiating. Viewing today from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Griffy Funeral Home Chapel.

Charles, John Lee
John Lee Charles - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - John Lee Charles. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Military honor graveside service at Roselawn Cemetery. Family at 1616 Carteret.

Charleston, Al
Al Charleston - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1997 - Al Charleston, 79, passed away Nov. 6, 1997. Preceded in death by his parents- twin brothers and great-grandson. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Maurine of Colorado City- daughter, Elaine (Richard) Smith of Pueblo- son, Ron (Vita) Charleston of Texas- four grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- one great-great-granddaughter- and brother-in-law. He was a longtime resident of Colorado and a WWII veteran. Mr. Charleston belonged to Cuerna Verde Lodge No. 196 AF&AM, Fidelity Chapter No. 144 OES, Pueblo Commandery No. 3 Knights Templar, and the Al Kaly Shrine. He retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1980. , Tuesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Shriners Hospital or the American Heart Association in his memory.

Charlifue, Ursulita
Ursulita Charlifue - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1987 - Ursulita Charlifue of La Veta, September 14, 1987. Boies Almont, Walsenburg. Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1987 - Ursulita Charlifue. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Christ the King Church, La Veta. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Charman, Caleb
Caleb Charman – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 5, 1874 – Mr. Caleb Charman, who worked at Gomer's mill, in El Paso County, was struck by lightening and instantly killed on Monday afternoon. A mule in his team was killed at the same time.

Charter, Arthur B. Jr.
Arthur B. Charter Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2001 - Arthur B. Charter Jr., age 76, passed away Sept. 14, 2001. Mr. Charter is survived by his wife, Edith Charter; son, James (Sherry) Charter; grandchildren, Michael and Emma; and sister, Norma Pierce. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Cleo Charter. Arthur retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1983. He was a member of BPOE No. 90, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and the Fin and Feather Club. He enjoyed bowling and fishing. Viewing Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Charter, Marie
Mrs. Marie Charter - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Services Friday 2 p.m. Funeral Home Page cut off at this point. George F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Chase, Florence M.
Florence M. Chase - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2001 - Florence M. Chase, age 88, of Wymore, Neb., died Monday, July 9, 2001, at the Wymore Good Samaritan Center. She was born March 28, 1913, in the rural area between Wallace and Elsie, Neb. She spent most of her childhood in that area and was a graduate of Wallace High School. She married Vernon W. Chase on Sept. 21, 1940, at Red Oak, Iowa. They lived in Omaha, Waverly, Neb., and Waterbury, Neb., before moving to Pueblo West, Colo., in 1974. She had been employed at the A.S.C.S. office in South Sioux City, Neb., from 1954 to 1974. She moved to Wymore in 1995. She was a member of the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church, the former Opal Chapter No. 195, Order of Eastern Star at Allen, Neb., and the Business and Professional Women in South Sioux City, Neb. Her hobbies included crocheting and making afghans, bowling and fishing. She is survived by a daughter, Louise Titus, and her husband, Howard, Wymore, Neb.; two sons, Leo E. Chase and his wife, Jean, Glendive, Mont., and Lee E. Chase and his wife, Sandra, of Tulsa, Okla.; and three sisters, Velma Clark, Plattsmouth, Neb., Betty Pruess and Rachel Leonhardt, both of Littleton, Colo. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Elizabeth (Law) Wright; her husband, Vernon W. Chase, Nov. 30, 1975; son, Roy Phillips; three sisters, Alberta, Jenny and Viola; and half-brother, Leo Wright. Funeral service, Saturday, July 14, 2001, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Chase, Fred L.
Fred L. Chase – Durango Democrat – May 24, 1903 – Fred L. Chase, a former Durango merchant, died at Works sanitarium in Pueblo yesterday at 6 a.m. from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Chase departed on the outgoing train to be present at the obsequies. Death was a welcome relief to “Fred,” and it had long been expected as he has been hopelessly ill for months. The body will be laid to rest by the side of relatives in Pueblo. The sympathy of our people goes out to Mrs. Chase in her hour of sorrow.

Chase, Larry
Larry Chase - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 10, 1993 - Larry Chase, 58, of Pueblo died Aug. 2, 1993. Funeral services have been held in Pueblo. Davis Mortuary, Pueblo, handled arrangements. Mr. Chase is survived by his longtime companion, Lynne Fiore of Pueblo; two daughters, Debbie Silcox and Deanna Freidlund, both of Colorado Springs; five sisters and four grandchildren.

Chastain, Abner
Rev. Abner Chastain – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 20, 1871 – Died on April 8th, 1871, on the Upper Cucharas, Rev. Abner Chastain, after an illness of eleven days, aged 67 years.

Chasteen, Antionette Marie
Antionette Marie Chasteen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2003 - Antionette Marie Chasteen, 72, passed away May 26, 2003. Survived by her children, Stephen C. Chasteen and Linda R. Siefford, both of Pueblo, Charlene M. (Joe) Lancaster of Benton, Ark., and Pamela Y. Baker of Pueblo; siblings, Theresa DiSanti, Lucille (Richard) Zabukovic and Dominick (Ann) Radosta, all of Pueblo, Joann (William) Mendenhall of Fayetteville, Ark., and Carmen (William) Walecheck of Walsenburg; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and special friends, Carol and Jerry Hargroves and Vera Snook, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Fox Chasteen, on April 28, 2002; parents, Vincenzo and Mary Radosta; sister, Angelina Pinto; and brother, Guy Radosta. Antionette was born March 26, 1931, in Pueblo. Antionette and Stephen were married on June 19, 1950. She was a member of Central Christian Church and Adah Chapter No. 34, O.E.S. She will lie in state from 1 until 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home. .

Chasteen, Stephen F.
Stephen F. Chasteen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2002 - Stephen F. Chasteen, 71, passed away April 28, 2002. Survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Antionette Chasteen; children, Stephen C. Chasteen, Linda R. Siefford, both of Pueblo, Charlene M. (Joe) Lancaster, Benton, Ark., and Pamela Y. Baker, Pueblo; sisters, Pat (Earl) Alley and Mary Chasteen, both of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and special friend, Ima C. Dunn, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Fox and Dorothy J. (née Ritter) Chasteen. Stephen was born Dec. 15, 1930, in Pueblo. He and Antionette were married on June 19, 1950. He retired from CF&I in January 1993. Stephen was a member of Central Christian Church. He was very committed to the Masonic organization. He was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM; Al Kaly Shrine; past commander of Knights Templar No. 3; Associate Patron of Laurel Court No. 16, Order of Amaranth; Past Patron of Adah Chapter No. 34, OES; and was currently serving as Worthy Patron of Florence Chapter No. 25, OES. He was also a member of Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 145. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers officiating, concluding with the Order of Amaranth Service. Masonic Rites and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, through the funeral home.

Chatelain, Mary Cleo
Mary Cleo Chatelain - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 4, 2007 - Mary Cleo Chatelain passed away on December 9, 2006 at the age of 73 in Colorado Springs at Memorial Hospital due to complications of illness. Born January 14, 1933 in Colorado Springs, she went to grade school in Divide, Colorado and graduated from Woodland Park High School. Mary is survived by her husband, Donald, her son Rick Chatelain of Colorado Springs, her daughter, Hazel Morgan of Las Animas, Colorado and a younger brother, Richard Miller of Colorado Springs. Mary traveled throughout the West with her military husband, settling back in Colorado upon his retirement. She was a member of the Retired Enlisted Association Auxiliary Chapter One. Mary was an ardent bowler in many local leagues and other leagues wherever she was stationed with her husband. She taught bowling in youth programs on military bases around the West. After retirement she enjoyed RV travels and did volunteer work wherever she spent some time. She was also known for her beautiful crocheted afghan's which she gave away to family members, friends, nursing homes, organizations that needed raffle items, and anyone else who was in need of her generous and warming gifts. Mary's remains have been cremated and a memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Peterson Air Force Base Chapel.

Chatham, Bernice Helen
Bernice Helen Chatham - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2003 - Bernice Helen Chatham, 86, went to be with the Lord Jan. 20, 2003. Born Aug. 8, 1916, in Binger, Okla. She was a retired nurse's aide. Predeceased by her first husband, Loren C. Helm; son, William Loren; grandchildren, Kelly Leigh and James Michael, Pueblo. She leaves to cherish her memory beloved husband, Emory Chatham; brother, Noah Baker, Modesto, Calif.; children, Robert Helm, Norman, Okla., Judy Marble, Colorado Springs, Joe Helm, Norman, Okla., Susan Drees, Virginia Beach, Va., Sally Horton, Memphis, Tenn.; stepchildren, Barbara Leonard, Shirley Vidmar, Marilyn Newton, John E. Chathman III; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Liberty Baptist Church, 2207 W. 29th. St. Rev. Lonnie W. James officiating. Interment, Anadarko, Okla.

Chatham, Oran G.
Oran G. Chatham - Lamar Daily News – March 1, 2006 – Lamar, Colorado – Funeral services for Oran G. Chatham, 88, recently of Walsenburg and former longtime Wiley area resident, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Pastor Harold Ausbun, Rev. Lou Anderson and Pastor Tim Wheaton will co-officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery with full military honors by the Lamar V.F.W. St. George Creaghe Jr. Post No. 3621. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and from 8 a.m. to service time on Wednesday at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Chatham was born on Sept. 4, 1917 at Springfield and died on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg following a recent illness. Chatham was preceded in death by his parents, Fred L. Chatham and Ethel E. Chenoweth-Chatham, both of Springfield; by his first wife, Lora Chatham of Springfield; by his second wife, Lora Weber-Chatham of Wiley, on Dec. 16, 1985; by one great-grandson, Logan Will of San Diego, CA; and by three brothers, Ray Chatham, Vernon Chatham and Frank Chatham, all of Springfield. He is survived by three children, Janet (Ken) Reyher of Olathe, CO, Nancy (Bill) Morlan of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Ernest Chatham of Las Animas; by seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ola Shibblehut of Lamar and Vela Frank of Granada, as well as by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon's International through the funeral home office. Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel of Lamar is handling the arrangements.

Chatin, August
August Chatin - Huerfano World - April 8, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: Died, August Chatin, 58, a native of France who has operated a blacksmithing business here for 15 years. He leaves a wife four children and two brothers. [Editor's Note: August Chatin died March 25, 1906. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, March 27, 1906, Page 1.]

Chauncey, Bruce E.
Bruce E. Chauncey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2005 - Bruce E. Chauncey, 72, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 16, 2005. He is survived by his lovely wife, Dorothy of 33 years; daughter, Sharon (Don) La Hue of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Cameron Segura and Brennan La Hue; brothers, James (Esther) Chauncey and Kenneth (Nancy) Chauncey of Virginia. Bruce worked at VEPCO/Virginia Natural Gas for 35 years, and retired in 1984. Bruce and his wife, Dorothy, moved to Colorado in 1992 to be closer to their daughter and grandson. In 1998, Bruce went to work for T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, where he worked with his close friends until he passed. Bruce was an avid Denver Broncos and Avalanche fan. His favorite pastime was staying up late into the night and sleeping in until late in the day. Bruce always will be remembered for his loyalty and dedication to his family, his great sense of humor, his big heart and never holding back. His co-workers will miss his smile, laughter and friendship. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.



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