The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Cheaney, Albert H.
Albert H. Cheaney - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 26, 2007 - Albert H. Cheaney Sept. 5, 1917 - Aug. 22, 2007. Albert H. Cheaney, age 89, passed away August 22, 2007 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado. He was born September 5, 1917 in Salina, Kansas to Harry Lee and Nancy Judson (Compton) Cheaney. Albert served in the United States Navy for 21 years. He was a World War II veteran. Following his retirement from the Navy, he worked as a bartender at Nemeth's Restaurant for 17 years. Albert was a longtime member of Elks Lodge #309, a life-member of VFW Post 4051, and an avid fisherman. He lived in Colorado Springs since 1959. Albert married Emma M. (Reinhart) Bedsaul on September 6, 1976 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. They had enjoyed 31 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, Emma of Colorado Springs; son, Lee Cheaney of Australia; and three step-daughters, Beverly Grove of Pennsylvania, Joyce Cupic of Pennsylvania, and Bonnie McBride of Colorado Springs. He was also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and first wife. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2007 at the Shrine of Remembrance. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2007 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may by made in Albert's memory to Laradon Hall c/o Elks Lodge #309, P.O. Box 7165 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80933-7165.

Chebuhar, Anna H.
Anna H. Chebuhar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1997 - Anna H. Chebuhar, passed away Oct. 25, 1997. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Chelon, Barbara Ann
Barbara Ann Chelon – Huerfano World – December 1, 2005 – Barbara Ann Chelon, 72, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. Mrs. Chelon is survived by her husband, Robert F. Chelon, Walsenburg, children Brian Chelon, Thornton, Jennifer (David) Gilletti, grandchildren Heather (Chad) Frost, all of Ledyard, Connecticut, brothers Marvin (Clara) Bak, Walsenburg, Robert (Virginia) Bak, Colorado Springs, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary at 6 p.m., Friday; Funeral Mass, 9 a.m., Saturday, St. Mary's Church with Fr. John Farley officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2005 - Barbara A. Chelon. Correction on daughter's name, Jennifer (David) Gilletti.

Chelon, Robert F.
Robert F. Chelon - Huerfano World - August 2, 2007 - Robert F. Chelon, 78, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Survived by two children, Brian Chelon, Thornton, Jennifer (David) Gilletti; grandchildren, Heather (Chad) Frost, Holly Gilletti; great-grandsons, Luke and Boden Frost, all of Ledyard, CT; a sister, Evelyn (Louie) Vezzani, Walsenburg; numerous nieces and a nephew. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; two brothers, George and Fred Chelon. Service was Saturday, July 28. Donation can be made to: St. Mary Church or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Chelsey, Paul M.
Paul M. Chesley - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1999 - Paul M. Chesley, 75, passed away July 6, 1999. Survived by his wife of 35years, Phyllis "Marilyn" Chesley- son, Don (Sharon) Chesley of Longmont-stepson, Merle Dawes of Denver, Don (Carol) Cook of Arvada, Ed (Denise) Cook of Colorado City and Judy (Wayne) Petsch of Frederickburg, Texas- 14grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- brother, Jim (Virginia) Chesley of Fair Oaks, Calif.- numerous nieces and nephews- sister-in-law, Betty Kemple-and brothers-in-law, Leroy (Elaine) Hocking, Joe (Lois) Hocking, Jim (Judy) Hocking and Roy (Phyllis) Boughton. Predeceased by parents, Thomas and Laura Chesley- brother, Thomas Chesley- sister, Dorothy Goyett- stepson, Kenneth Cook- and sister-in-law, Jean Boughton. Mr. Chesley retired as a security officer from Dana Corp. after 32 years of service. , 2 p.m. Friday Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment Memorial Gardens.

Chenault, Mrs.
Mrs. Chenault – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 21, 1874 – Mrs. Chenault, of Kentucky, died at the residence of Mrs. Moran, in this city on Monday.  She came to Colorado for the benefit of her health, but came too late.  Her husband will leave with her remains for Kentucky today.

Chenoweth, John E. Jr.
John E. "Jack" Chenoweth Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2003 - John E. "Jack" Chenoweth Jr., 77, passed away suddenly, June 24, 2003, the result of a one-car accident on La Veta Pass. Survived by his daughter, Beatrix C. (Larry) Peck of Los Banos, Calif.; son, John K. (Janice) Chenoweth of Fredonia, Kan.; grandchildren, David and Thomas Peck and Carey and Robert Chenoweth; brothers, William B. Chenoweth of Denver, and James R. Chenoweth of Trinidad; sister, Ruth Ann Vigil of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and many cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Chenoweth, on Feb. 7, 2001. Jack was born in Pueblo, Colo., to John Edgar Chenoweth Sr. and Ruth (Crewes) Chenoweth on Sept. 2, 1925. He graduated from Trinidad High School in 1943. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific including Iwo Jima and Okinawa until the end of WWII. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1951 with a B.S. degree. In 1953, Jack married Mary Ann Kennedy in Trinidad. He was a member of the FBI for 24 years. He continued his work as an investigator for Pueblo County until his retirement. Jack was an active member in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, a Rotarian, past president of El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, and an active member of the Republican Party. Jack also was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pueblo. He enjoyed fly fishing, spending time at his cabin in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and visiting with his children and grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with Pastor Rick Calhoun officiating. The service will conclude with the flag presentation by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family respectfully requests no flowers or food. Memorials may be made to El Pueblo Boys and Girls Club or First United Methodist Church in Pueblo, through the funeral home office.

Chenoweth, John Edgar
John Edgar Chenoweth – Pueblo Chieftain – January 3, 1986 – J. Edgar Chenoweth Succumbs at 88 – J. Edgar “Judge” Chenoweth, Republican representative from Colorado's 3rd Congressional District between 1940 and 1948 and from 1950 to 1964, died Thursday in Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. He was 88. Mrs. Mary Ann Chenoweth, his daughter-in-law, said he suffered a heart attack a week ago. He was visiting in Pueblo on Christmas Day. Chenoweth introduced the first bill in Congress in 1952 for the Fryingpan-Arkansas River Diversion project which brings water from the Arkansas River headwaters near Leadville to the Arkansas Valley. The project included development of Lake Pueblo. He called completion of the project “a dream come true.” Other pet projects during his congressional years included the Purgatoire Dam at Trinidad and the U. S. Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs. In a 1983 interview for The Pueblo Star-Journal and Chieftain, Chenoweth said he “couldn't have won (his repeated elections to Congress) without a lot of help from the Democrats. The 19 counties in my district had a lot of Democrats.” Born Aug. 17, 1897, in Trinidad, he was graduated from Trinidad High School in 1915 and attended Colorado University for two years, then studied law part-time while working in Trinidad. Chenoweth was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1925 and began practicing law in Trinidad in 1926. He was assistant district attorney for the 3rd Judicial District from 1929 to 1933 and was appointed county judge in Trinidad that year. He was elected to that post in 1934 and reelected in 1936. He was named chairman of the Republican State Central Committee in 1937 and held that position when he was elected to Congress in 1940. He returned to Trinidad in 1964 and resumed his law practice at the age of 71. He was still practicing law on a limited basis until entering the hospital recently. Judge and Mrs. Chenoweth observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 25, 1969. They were married Dec. 25, 1919, in Trinidad. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Chenoweth of Trinidad; three sons, John E. (Mary Ann) Chenoweth, Pueblo; William B. (Jean) Chenoweth, Denver, and James R. Chenoweth, Trinidad; two daughters, Wanda E. (George) Mattern, Lancaster, Pa., and Ruth Anne (Floyd) Vigil, Mission Viejo, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Methodist Church in Trinidad (216 Broom), followed by interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Trinidad. Services are in the charge of the Campbell-Lewis-Cotter and Sons Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Chenoweth, Margaret
Margaret Wakefield Chenoweth – Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2009 - Margaret Wakefield Chenoweth beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on August 8, 2009, at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 4, 1927, in Delagua, Colo., the daughter of Herbert Dewey and Margaret Wakefield. She was a resident of Pueblo since 1954 and married to her husband, Albert Chenoweth for 62 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved sister, Grace Louden. Survivors include three sons, David (Janice) of Pueblo, Dan (Georgia) of Loveland, Colo. and John of Durango, Colo.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special cousin, Barbara Lee of Trinidad, Colo.; and nephew, Mack (Toyleen) Louden of Branson, Colo. Mrs. Chenoweth was a member of Order of Eastern Star #1 in Trinidad, PEO Chapter CG in Pueblo and First United Methodist Church of Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Cancer Society, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or First United Methodist Church, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Interment will be held in Trinidad at a later date. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating.

Chenoweth, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Chenoweth - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2001 - Mary Ann Chenoweth, 76, died at her home on Feb. 7, 2001, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband, John E. Chenoweth, of the family home; her daughter, Beatrix C. Peck and husband, Larry, and children, David and Thomas, all of California; and her son, John K. Chenoweth and wife, Janice, and children, Carey and Robert, all of Kansas. Mary Ann was the daughter of Donald Robert and Emma Beatrix Kennedy, and was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Pueblo. She was raised in Trinidad, Colo., and graduated from Trinidad High School. Mary Ann attended Colorado College, Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in journalism. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Mary Ann was employed at the University of Wyoming Alumni Office, and later taught journalism at Western State College in Gunnison. She was also a reporter for the Trinidad Chronicle News. In 1953 she married John E. Chenoweth in Trinidad. They resided in New Jersey and in Oklahoma for 17 years, and moved to Pueblo in 1975. Mary Ann was an active member of P.E.O. for more than 50 years, locally in Chapter AU. As a P.E.O., she was dedicated to the mission of Cottey College. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and an active supporter and volunteer in many community organizations, including Friends of the Library, Habitat for Humanity, El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, D.A.R., Assistance League of Pueblo, and the Republican Party. She was a talented artist and creative in all areas of her life. She enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time at the family cabin in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with Rev. Jean Schwien and Rev. Gene Hagerman officiating. The family respectfully requests no flowers or food. Memorials may be made to Cottey College, 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, Mo., 64772.

Chenoweth, Minnie
Minnie Butler Chenoweth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1987 - Minnie Butler Chenoweth, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1987, in El Paso, Texas. Minnie was united in marriage to J. Wilkie Chenoweth on July 22, 1916, in Raton, N.M. Following his death in 1973, she moved to El Paso, where she resided until her passing. Minnie was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad. Survived by two daughters, Kathryn Feste, El Paso, and Margaret (Mackenzie) Davidson, Rawlings, Wyo.; two sons, Tom (Lorraine) Chenoweth, Tucson, Ariz., and Albert (Margaret) Chenoweth, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Chenoweth, Trinidad, and Mae Butler, Pueblo. Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Sullender officiating, followed by interment in the Masonic Cemetery. Friends wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church or charity of their choice. Friends may call at any time today for visitation.

Chepelenko, Angela
Angela (Matkovich) Chepelenko - Huerfano World - December 2, 1982 - Former Walsenburg resident Angela (Matkovich) Chepelenko of Englewood died Nov. 26, 1982 at Swedish Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Louis Catholic church in Denver Monday and burial was at Ft. Logan National cemetery. Mrs. Chepelenko is survived by a son, two brothers __sisters, including Ann Mosco of Walsenburg.

Chermside, Merriel Brooke
Merriel Brooke Chermside - Colorado Daily Chieftain - September 8, 1875 - On the 5th inst., at Elkhorn ranche, Gardner, Huerfano County, Colorado. Merriel Brooke Chermside, the beloved daughter of Walter F. and Mattie Chermside, aged sixteen months.

Cherry, Walter E.
Walter E. Cherry - Huerfano World - June 3, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1927: W.E. Cherry, D&RG brakeman, was killed by eight freight cars running over him yesterday at Walsen. Editor's Note: Walter E. Cherry died June 2, 1927. Obituary is found in the following newspapers: WI 6/3/1927 1 WW 6/2/1927 1 Walsen, train accident

Chesi, Christine
Christine Chesi - Huerfano World - July 9, 1992 - Christine Frances Yourick Chesi of Pueblo died July 4, 1992. Born Dec. 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Zgut Yourick. She was employed by the Colorado State Highway Department until her retirement in 1978. Survivors include her husband, Hugh A. Chesi, Pueblo; two children, Chris Woods and Deborah Chesi, both of Pueblo; a brother, Thomas Yourick, Pueblo and three granddaughters. Private family service. A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.

Chesquierez, Leon
Leon Chesquierez - Collbran Plateau Voice - May 9, 1924 – Pueblo – Leon Chesquierez, an inmate of the Colorado State Hospital for the Insane, was beaten to death by Florentine Alcola, also a patient at the asylum, following a quarrel between the two men while they were polishing floors in the hospital.

Cheung, Yu Kao Heung
Yu Kao Heung Cheung - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2004 - Yu Kao Heung Cheung, 100, born Sept. 17, 1903, in China, passed away peacefully May 6, 2004. She leaves four generations. Survived by four children, including Fau Man and Jane Wong in Pueblo: 11 grandchildren, including Randy Cheung (Amanda), Connie Slaughter (Dan), Tony Cheung (Eileen), Penny Wong-Schulz (Kyle), all of the local area; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Chevreaux, Herman Alexander
Herman Alexander Chevreaux - Huerfano World - November 5, 1998 - Herman Alexander Chevreaux, 90, of Walsenburg, died November 1, 1998 in the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home. Born December 16, 1907 in Yazoo, MS, he was a decorated veteran of World War II, who served in the US Army Corps of Engineers. His name is on a memorial placed on Omaha Beach in France. Mr. Chevreaux was the owner of his own construction company for over 50 years and built schools, libraries, government buildings and custom homes in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado. He is survived by his son Steve, Fort Worth, TX; two daughters, Dr. Catherine Briggs, Trophy Club, TX, and Pamela Bourgeois, Weston, CT; five grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, three brothers, Andrew and Joe, Auburn, CA, and Paul, Wichita, KS; a sister, Marie Williams, Orlando, FL; nieces and nephews. A private family memorial service will be held.

Chiarito, Richard J.
Richard J. Chiarito - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2002 - Richard J. Chiarito, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 23, 2002. Born Feb. 2, 1934, in Yonkers, N.Y. Preceded in death by son, Chriss; parents, Archie and Frances; brothers, Al and Robert; and sister, Debbie. Survived by his wife, Joan, of the family home; children: sons, Mark (Sue), Rick (Carol), Eric and Dean; daughter, Denise (Darren); brothers, Joseph and Tony; and grandchildren, Ricky, Shell Rae, Matthew, Steven and Vinny. Richard was a loving husband, devoted father and an avid outdoorsman who will be greatly missed. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Celebrant, the Rev. Roger Dorcy. Entombment, Imperial Cemetery. In memory of Richard, contributions may be made to Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Chiaro, Laura D.
Laura D. Chiaro – Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 2006 – Laura D. Chiaro passed away in Denver on Aug. 25, 2006, where she was a resident for the past 25 years. She was born in Pueblo on March 12, 1957. She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Oliva. She is survived by parents, Rocky and Gloria Chiaro; brother, Paul (Cheryl); nephews, Matt, Lucas, Adam; and grandson, Daylon Oliva. Private interment has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Relatives and friends will be received at the parish hall following the service.

Chiaro, Mathew Louis
Mathew Louis Chiaro - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2005 - Mathew Louis Chiaro, 91, passed away Dec. 9, 2005. Preceded in death by his first wife, Maude Strilich in 1961; siblings, Nick, Tony, Esther Ruggles and Mary Massaroni; and brother-in-law, Ralph Porco. Survived by Lee Bain Chiaro; his children, Patricia (Edward) Rooney of Kingman, Ariz. and Barbara (Don) Musso of Pueblo; siblings, Jenny Porco, James (Ethel) Chiaro and Jean (John) Zupancic, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Patricia (Kurt) Byrnes, Pam Musso, Buck Griffeth, Tina (Ken) Paxton, Jennifer Musso and Lianna (Mike) Greer; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; special friends, Bill and Gerri Jones of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Mathew was born to Anthony and Olivia Chiaro on July 1, 1914, in Pastina, Italy. He retired from CF&I as a wiremill foreman after 40 years of service. Member of Family Worship Center. Viewing in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The casket will remain closed at the service. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at Family Worship Center, 801 W. Fourth, with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to A Caring Pregnancy Center or Anchor of Hope Ministries, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Chiaro, Michelina
Michelina Chiaro - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1986 - Michelina Chiaro of 2701 California, Jan. 24, 1986. Widow of Luigi Chiaro, who passed away Dec. 23, 1975, and sister to Luisa Frazzini, who passed away Sept. 14, 1984. Survived also by a brother-in-law, Dominic Chiaro, and a sister in-law, Elizabeth, both of Pueblo, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Mrs. Chiaro was a member of St. Frances Xavier Parish. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 1986 - Michelina Chiaro. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Chick, Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith Chick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1986 - Joseph Smith Chick passed away Feb. 8, 1986, at his home in Ault. Survived by wife, Hazel Chick, Ault; son, Jack (Nancy) Chick, Pueblo; daughters, Mrs. Frank (Jill) Zerfas, Pueblo, Mrs. Don (Jeri) Minerich, Beulah, Mrs. James (Cynthia) Wood, Vienna, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, William S. (Betty Joe) Chick, Tulsa, Okla. Preceded in death by first wife, Mona I. Chick. Married Hazel Clark, Dec. 11, 1971, in Ault, where he moved in 1971. Born Aug. 14, 1903, in Olla, La., to Joseph Smith Chick Sr. and Lela McWilliams Chick. Moved to Windsor in 1912. Played on World Championship Windsor Wizards Basketball team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics engineering and a master's degree in education from Colorado A&M College in Fort Collins. He taught school and coached in Manitou Springs and Pueblo. He later became the director of Industrial Arts and Vocational Education in Pueblo School District No. 60. He retired in 1968. Member of Ault Congregational Church, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, American Vocational Association, PEA, CEA, and NBA. Also a member of International Lions Club of Ault. Past president of Steel City Kiwanis Club. He was trustee of Ault Public Library, where donations may be directed. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, Macy Allnut Mortuary, Greeley. Local service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Both services to be conducted by Pastor Christian Martin. Visitation Wednesday until service time, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Chick, Tracy C.
Tracy C. Chick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1997 - Tracy C. Chick, 40, San Francisco, died Sept. 8, 1997. Born June 18, 1957, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He graduated from La Junta High School in 1975, and attended AAA Phoenix Automotive Tech in Phoenix, Ariz. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1976 and after serving in the Navy he resided in San Francisco, where he made many friends in the local music community. Survived by mother, Norma Chick, Pueblo- brother, Mark Shane, Kirkland, Wash. - five uncles and their families- niece and nephew- along with several cousins. Graveside service was held on Sept. 13 at Butler Cemetery at Grove, Okla.

Chiek, Mike
Mike Chiek – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Mike Chiek is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Mike Chiek: Polish, age 31, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Chiesi, Janet
Janet Chiesi - Walsenburg World - September 1986 - Janet Chiesi, 59, formerly of Walsenburg, died in a Denver Hospital Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1986. Born in Walsenburg, she lived and attended local schools. She married Gene Chiesi May 28, 1947. The couple moved to Grand Junction, then to Rangely and Broomfield where they have lived for the past 20 years. Mrs. Chiesi is survived by her husband Gene of Broomfield, four children, Michael Chiesi, Denver, Janice Brosh, Brighton, Craig Chiesi, Broomfield and Eric Chiesi, Lancaster, CA; her parents, Rudolph and Martha Todd, Walsenburg; a brother Rudolph Todd Jr., Walsenburg; three sisters, Bonnie Potts, and Martha Bak, Walsenburg and Ruth Ann Harrison, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Private graveside service was Saturday in Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. Bois Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Chifalo, Joseph Anthony
Joseph Anthony Chifalo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2006 - Joseph Anthony Chifalo, 63, Colorado Springs, born July 5, 1942, in Trinidad, Colo., passed away Dec. 28, 2005. Survived by his loving and caring wife of 32 years, Cheryl; sons, Anthony (Kari) Chifalo and Christopher (Andrea) Chifalo; Aunt, Rose Schiro; sister, Janice (Chifalo) Justice; brothers, Vincent (Carole) Chifalo and John Chifalo. Also survived by mother-in-law, Joyce Ward; sister-in-law, Kathy Weber; and brother-in-law, Mike Ward, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Nash and Ann Chifalo; and grandparents, Joe and Anna Chifalo. Joseph was an avid Broncos and Nuggets fan, never missing a game. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Cappadona's Family Services, 1020 East Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers or food, donations will be accepted at the memorial service or can be sent to the family home at 3810 Scott Lane, Apt. A, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80907.

Chigro, Charles
Charles "Chuck" Chigro - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2005 - Charles "Chuck" Chigro, 61, born July 26, 1943, passed away June 2, 2005. Survived by his children, Chuck (Hilary) Chigro III, Elizabeth (Josh) Spence, Jeremiah (Melissa Gennetta) Hale, and Heather Chigro; grandchildren, Micah, Chloe, and Presley Chigro, Austin and Colette Chigro, McKenzie Hale and baby Spence; and special friend and companion, JoAnn Whisler. Also survived by his sisters, Norma Jean (Mel) Hale and Mary Cornell; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Chigro and Rose White; and step-father, Frank White. Chuck adored his children, grandchildren, and animals; was an avid golfer and loved all sports. He also was a car and hot rod enthusiast; and enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs with wine. He worked for the Colorado State Hospital as a mental health clinician. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church, followed by cremation. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter in Chuck's memory.

Chigro, Rose
Rose Chigro - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2002 - Rose Chigro, 86, affectionately known as "Aunt Dee Dee and Giggles," passed away May 1, 2002. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Russell; son, Jimmie; and her parents, Rocco and Lena Giglio. Rose is survived by children, Anna Lee (Vincent) Gentile, Sam (Linda) Chigro, Janice (Hal) St. John; brother, Mike Giglio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by special friends at AARP and all who cared for her. Rose retired from the Parkview Dietary Department and volunteered at AARP Center and Parkview Episcopal Hospital. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. A celebration of Rose's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following the services in the cemetery hall.

Chilcott, George Miles
George Miles Chilcott - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - March 7, 1891 - Death of Hon. G. M. Chilcott. A telegram received in this city yesterday afternoon contained the brief announcement that the Hon. George M. Chilcott, of this city, had died at St. Louis yesterday. The deceased has been in ill health for a long time, having been affected with rheumatism, heart trouble and dyspepsia, complicated with nervous prostration. A few weeks since he was taken to St. Louis for medical treatment. His condition has been variable since his arrival there, sometimes better and some times worse. A day or two since it was reported that he was attacked by pneumonia and it is more than likely that that disease was the immediate cause of his death. The death of George M. Chilcott will cause a void in Pueblo which will remain long unfilled. Few men in Colorado were as universally known and respected as he was. His genial disposition and sympathetic nature, combined with a benevolence that was remarkable, endeared him to everybody. His house was at all times open to his friends and acquaintances and his hospitality was of that open handed, hearty style which made every visitor feel at home under his roof. His personal popularity was such that during more than forty years of political life, he never failed to be elected by the people to any position to which he aspired. Politically speaking he was invincible. As a citizen he was always foremost in advocating all movements for the public good. Through his efforts the State Insane asylum was located at Pueblo; he built the first good hotel building, now known as the “Fifth Avenue,” ever erected in Pueblo; as well as the Chilcott block at the corner of Santa Fe avenue and Sixth streets, which at first contained a large public hall on the upper floor; was a part owner of the Chilcott-Wells block on the lower part of Santa Fe avenue, and also of numerous other buildings in various parts of the city. He had been an invalid for a long time, in fact ever since the death of his wife, a few years since. Mr. Chilcott was born in Trough Creek Valley, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, January 2, 1828, and hence at the time of his death was sixty-three years of age. He was brought up on a farm and educated in the country schools of the day. Early in 1844 he removed with his parents to Jefferson county, Iowa, and worked upon a farm for two years. He afterwards taught school and studied medicine until the spring of 1850. In March of that year he was married to Miss Jennie Cox, who died a few years since universally respected by all who knew her. In 1853 he was nominated by the Whigs for sheriff of Jefferson County and was triumphantly elected. He removed to Burt county, Nebraska, in 1856, and was shortly afterwards elected to represent the counties of Burt and Cummings in the house of representatives of the general assembly of Nebraska, which met in session at Omaha in the winter of 1856-57. In 1859 he concluded to emigrate to Colorado, or as it was then called, the “Pike's Peak country,” and arrived in Denver in the month of May. He was employed in prospecting during the summer and in the fall following he was elected from the town of Arapahoe, to the constitutional convention which met in Denver. Toward the close of the year Mr. Chilcott went back to his family in Nebraska, remained there all winter, returning to Colorado the next spring. He spent the summer of 1860 on Cherry creek, and in October of that year removed to southern Colorado, taking up his abode in what is now known as Pueblo County. Soon after his arrival here everything he owned, consisting of his team, wagon, and other things, was stolen from him by a man who pretended to be his friend and who left for parts unknown. Being left penniless in a strange country, Mr. Chilcott turned his attention to farming and went to work by the day for a ranchman. He worked during the years 1861 and 1862 and in 1863 located on a farm of his own on the Arkansas, twelve miles east of Pueblo, which still belongs to his estate. During that year he returned to Nebraska and brought his family to this state. He was elected a member of the Territorial legislature and sat during the first and second session of that body. President Lincoln, in 1863, appointed him register of the United States Land Office for the district of Colorado. When Mr. Chilcott first entered upon the duties of the office it was located at Golden, but was subsequently removed to Denver. He held that position nearly four years until he was elected in 1866 a member of congress under the first state organization. Congress refused to receive Colorado as a state at that time and Mr. Chilcott was refused a seat. He was elected a delegate to congress in 1867 for the territory of Colorado and served one term. It was he who introduced a bill repealing the act which provided for the changing of letter postage on all printed matter west of the Kansas line and east of the eastern boundary of California, and through his efforts the bill was passed. He succeeded, also, in having the appropriations for government surveys in Colorado largely increased and in having passed an important bill regarding the St. Vrain and Vigil land grant. Mr. Chilcott was a member of the territorial council and president of that body during the session of 1872-73. He was also a member in 1874. In 1878 he was elected a member of the House of Representatives from Pueblo County, and during the session of 1878-79, was prominently before the legislature as a candidate for United States senator, to which position Hon. N. P. Hill was elected. In 1882, when Senator Teller resigned his position to accept the appointment of secretary of the interior under President Arthur, Governor Pitkin appointed Mr. Chilcott United States senator to fill the unexpired term of Senator Teller. Mr. Chilcott discharged the duties of that high position to the satisfaction of all concerned until the election of Senator Tabor as his successor brought his term of office to a close. In 1884 he was elected to represent Pueblo county in the senate of the general assembly and served in that capacity four years, acting as president pro tem of that body. During that period he was instrumental in passing many important measures, but continued ill health seriously impeded his labors. Last fall, when the campaign for state officials was about to be inaugurated, numerous friends of Mr. Chilcott attempted to prevail upon him to be a candidate for the republican nomination for governor. He received a host of letters upon the subject from leading republicans in all parts of the state, and it was agreed by the managers of the party that he could have the nomination if he so desired. The state of his health was such, however, that he feared the effect of the excitement and fatigue of a political campaign and he was compelled to decline. As a husband and father Mr. Chilcott was kind and indulgent, as a citizen and a man he was without a peer, and as a public officer his record was clean and above reproach. No charge of corruption or malfeasance was ever brought against him during his long and varied public career and even his worst enemies were obliged to acknowledge that he was an honest man and a conscientious officer.

Chilcott, Grant
Grant Chilcott – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 20, 1879 – Death of Grant Chilcott. It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of Grant Chilcott, one of the brightest and most promising youths of our city. He was taken sick two weeks ago last Saturday with a fever. He recovered from this sufficiently to come down town the forepart of last week. He took cold and a relapse set in from which he died on Sunday at half-past four o'clock. The immediate cause of his death was inflammation of the bowels. Death always chooses a shining mark, and this was no exception. He was one of the most popular youths in the city, and the pride and pet of the family. He was the youngest child of the afflicted and almost heart broken parents, and the sympathies of the entire community are with them. The funeral which takes place at ten o'clock to-day will be largely attended. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 20, 1879 - Funeral of Grant Chilcott. One of the largest funerals ever witnessed in Pueblo was that of Master Grant Chilcott yesterday. Every available livery team, hack and express wagon in the city was brought into requisition and could not carry half of the people who assembled at the residence of Hon. Geo. M. Chilcott, at ten o'clock, to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed youth, the hope and pride of the family of our honored townsman. The funeral services were conducted in a very impressive manner by Rev. John A. Edmondson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The young man had been a member of the M. E. Sunday school and the pastor feelingly alluded to his uniform good conduct and moral deport-who. The services were opened by singing, after which the pastor read the 90th psalm, this was followed by prayer, after which he read a portion of the 15th chapter of the First Corinthians, which was followed by singing, when Mr. Edmonson announced for his text the first, second and third verses of the 14th chapter of the Gospel of St. John. He spoke for a brief period to the weeping friends and their neighbors in a most feeling and eloquent manner, admonishing all, both young and old, to prepare for the approach of the great destroyer, Death, by living upright, sober and virtuous lives. A last view of the loved one was taken by relatives and friends at the conclusion of the discourse, and the pall bearers, six in number, conveyed the remains to the hearse. A beautiful rosewood casket, adorned with a wreath of rare flowers, contained the mortal remains of him who was loved by all that knew him. The following young gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Mr. Horace Gast, Mr. Lee Cochrane, Mr. Charles Shaffner, Mr. Clarence Patterson, Mr. Arnold Cramer and Mr. Speed Wilson. The procession was nearly half a mile long and wended its solemn way to the Masonic graveyard where the remains were interred. The beautiful and impressive burial service of the Methodist Episcopal Church was read at the grave, after which the choir sang the Sweet Bye and Bye, and the sympathizing and sorrowing audience was dismissed, and returned to their homes. Judge J. C. Hart had charge of the funeral arrangements, and everybody is loud in praise of the admirable manner in which everything was conducted. He also assisted in the singing, which was excellent and appropriate to the occasion. The choir was composed of Miss Brown, Miss Barnett, Mrs. Smith, Miss Annie Owen, Miss Annie Ashcomb, Mr. Horace Gast, Mr. A. L. Price, Mr. Hart and Mr. Hard. The pupils of his class attended the funeral of Grant in a body, marshalled by the principal, Mr. McClung. Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1879 - Much regret is felt by the public school children at the death of Master Grant Chilcott, and the members of his class will attend the funeral today in a body. Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1879 - Death of Grant Chilcott - It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of Grant Chilcott, on of the brightest, most promising youths of our city. He was taken sick two weeks ago last Saturday with a fever, he recovered from this sufficiently to come down town the forepart of last week. He took cold and a relapse set in from which he died on Sunday at half-past four o'clock. The immediate cause of his death was inflammation of the bowels. Death always chooses a shining mark, and this was no exception. He was one of the most popular youths in the city, and the pride and pet of the family. He was the youngest child of the afflicted and almost heart broken parents and the sympathies of the entire community are with them. The funeral which takes place at ten o'clock today will be largely attended. Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1879 - Funeral of Grant Chilcott. One of the largest funerals ever witnessed in Pueblo was that of Master Grant Chilcott yesterday. Every available livery team, hack and express wagon in the city was brought into requisition and could not carry half of the people who assembled at the residence of Hon. Geo. M. Chilcott, at ten o'clock, to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed youth, the hope and pride of the family of our honored townsman. Te funeral services were conducted in a very impressive manner by Rev. John A. Edmondson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The young man has been a member of the M. E. Sunday school and the pastor feelingly alluded to his uniform good conduct and moral deportment. The services were opened by singing, after which the pastor read the 90th psalm, this was followed by prayer, after which he read a portion of the 15th chapter of the First Corinthians, which was followed by singing, when Mr. Edmundson announced for his text the first, second and third verses of the 14th chapter of the Gospel of St. John. He spoke for a brief period to the weeping friends and their neighbors in a most feeling and eloquent manner, admonishing all, both young and old, to prepare for the approach of the great destroyer, Death, by living upright, sober and virtuous lives. A last view of the loved one was taken by relatives and friends at the conclusion of the discourse, and the pall bearers, six in number, conveyed the remains to the hearse. A beautiful rosewood casket, adorned with a wreath of rare flowers, contained the mortal remains of him who was loved by all that knew him. The following young gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Mr. Horace Gast, Mr. Lee Cochrane, Mr. Charles Shaffner, Mr. Clarence Patterson, Mr. Arnold Cramer, and Mr. Speed Wilson. The procession was nearly half a mile long and wended its solemn way to the Masonic graveyard where the remains were interred. The beautiful and impressive burial service of the Methodist Episcopal Church was read at the grave, after which the choir sang the Sweet Bye and Bye, and the sympathizing and sorrowing audience was dismissed, and returned to their homes. Judge J.C. Hart had charge of the funeral arrangements, and everybody is loud in praise of the admirable manner in which everything was conducted. He also assisted in the singing, which was excellent and appropriate to the occasion. The choir was composed of Miss Brown, Miss Barnett, Mrs. Smith, Miss Annie Owen, Miss Annie Ashcomb, Mr. Horace Gast, Mr. A. L. Price, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Hard. The pupils of his class attended the funeral of Grant in a body, marshaled by the principal, Mr. McClung. Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1879 - DIED - Chilcott - Sunday November 16th at 4 o'clock p.m. Grant, youngest son of George H. and Jennie Chilcott, aged 15 (or 13) years, seven months and ten days.

Chilcott, Henry Clay
Henry Clay Chilcott – Pueblo Chieftain – February 18, 1901 – Died Sunday, February 17, 1901, at the home of his brother, M. Scott Chilcott, 602 Santa Fe avenue, Henry Clay Chilcott, aged 48 years. Funeral tomorrow afternoon at the church of the Ascension. Masonic rites.

Chilcott, Jenny
Jenny Cox Chilcott - The Colorado Chieftain - December 29, 1887 - Mrs. George M. Chilcott - The Death of One of Colorado's Best and Noblest Women - About a year ago at this time Pueblo was mourning the death of one of her most valued citizens.  Today the holiday delights are tinged with a deep grief for the loss of one of the noblest Christian women that ever honored our city or adorned a Colorado home. At 3:40 p.m. yesterday occurred the death of Jenny Cox Chilcott, aged fifty-seven years.  She had been afflicted with dyspeptic trouble, supposed to be cancer of the stomach, for about six months.  It caused much suffering, and for much of the time she was unable to swallow and retain anything.  In August her husband traveled with her to various parts of the east and into Canada, and visited the noted summer resorts, but to no purpose.  The trip did her no good, and she returned an invalid.  Various physicians were employed, but her ailment was beyond medical skill.  Up to a day or two ago Mrs. Chilcott seemed to retain a hope of ultimate recovery.  Yesterday, however, she realized fully that she must die.  Consciousness remained clear and reason unclouded to the last moment.  The dying Christian woman faced the last dread hour with clear faith, and passed away without a struggle.  The funeral is to be held at the Main Street Methodist Church, Tuesday at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.C. Madison. Jenny Cox was born in Logan County, Kentucky, December 7, 1830.  Her parents are John and Lydia Cox, both living, near the age of 80, 30 miles west of this city.  They have been sent for, and if able to attend will be present at the funeral of their daughter.  They are well known as "Gran" and "Daddy" Cox. When Miss Cox was a young girl, her parents went to Macoupin County, Illinois.  Afterward they removed to Jefferson County, Iowa, near the town of Fairfield, the home of Senator Wilson, with whom Mr. Chilcott read law.  Mr. Chilcott and Miss Cox were married there in the year 1850, and lived there some years, Mr. Chilcott being the sheriff of Jefferson County after his marriage.  They removed to Burt County, Nebraska, known as the home of the Folsoms, of which family the wife of the President is a member.  Mr. Chilcott represented the county in the Nebraska legislature in 1856. In 1860 the Chilcotts removed to Pueblo, which has since been their home.  Mrs. Chilcott went to Washington with her husband when he was a Senator, though she remained here when he was in the House of Representatives.  She has been the mother of four children, three of whom are living (including Clay and Scott).  She will be buried by the side of her youngest child, Grant, in the Masonic cemetery. Mrs. Chilcott was a faithful and devoted member of the Methodist Church, for whom interest she has labored and planned; and in the advancement of which she has contributed of her means and talents.  As a member of the Ladies' Aid Society of the church she has been an efficient helper.  Mrs. Chilcott was not one of those Christians who hope to "earn" their way into the kingdom of God, either by work or by contributions.  Her labors for benevolent and religious organizations were prompted by the truest principle.  A most circumspect, consistent Christian, undemonstrative, gentle to all and at all times, her life was a continual lesson and example to all who knew her.  There are many stalwart men who are bold in battle, there are many who are undaunted by alarm or peril, and who can face sudden danger proudly, yet he that overcometh is greater than he that taketh a city; and the bravest man or woman is the one of whom, after half a century of struggle with the pains and self-denials of the world, the heights and depths of human life, the ills and joys of pioneer experience in the far west, it can be said, "We knew of naught but good."

Childers, C. Gail
C. Gail Childers - Huerfano World - June 19, 2003 - C. Gail Childers, 69, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, June 12, 2003. Born Sept. 25, 1933 in Oklahoma City, OK, to Cecil and Essie Rote, who preceded her in death. She is a 1951 graduate of Putnam City High School. On her 18th birthday, she became the youngest woman to join the U.S. Navy and served as a photographer. She spent many years performing volunteer work in service of the aged. At age 45, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare, and at age 55, she earned her Masters Degree in Counseling. She is survived by her husband, Bob Childers, Walsenburg; daughter, Kathy (Joe) Sposato, Pueblo West; sons, Kevin (Tina) Mayo, Lawrence, KS, and Gary (Sherry) Mayo, Chattanooga, TN; grandchildren, Valerie Sposato, Cortni, Travis, Patrick and Kadi Mayo; brother, Jim Rote, Oklahoma City, OK; stepchildren, Bob Childers, Jr., Tampa, FL. Becky Evett, Grant, AL, and Desiree Brown, Brandon, FL.

Childers, Dorothy Eileen
Dorothy Eileen (Carter) Childers - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 17, 2006 - Dorothy Eileen (Carter) Childers, 83, passed away on Saturday October 14, 2006 at Millbrook Homes in Centennial, Colorado. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am. Thursday, October 19, 2006 at the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock. Dorothy was born on March 30, 1923 in Henryetta, Oklahoma the daughter of Willard Nathan and Leora Seacat Carter. She was raised in Henryetta, and attended the University of Oklahoma School of Nursing. She left before graduating, to marry Stanley G. Childers on March 4, 1944 in Norman, Oklahoma. Dorothy completed orthoptic technician training through Emory University at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dorothy was an orthoptic technician, working alongside her husband, Dr. Stanley G. Childers, at the Eye Clinic in Pueblo, CO., from 1961 to 1986. During that time, she served a term as president of the Orthoptics Association. Dorothy enjoyed classical music and was an accomplished pianist. She also enjoyed classic jazz and dancing and was a supporter of the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society. With her husband, she enjoyed travel and the outdoors, camping, backpacking, cross-country skiing and especially fly-fishing, at which she excelled. Creative in all her pursuits, she was an excellent cook. Among her culinary accomplishments was her seasoning mixture for grilling fish that was much in demand from sportsmen friends and family members. She won awards for her sewing while still in high school. Her later creations always had a practical application and she would fashion unique pieces to meet special needs ranging from formal attire to back country accessories. Her overriding joy and keenest interest was her family. She embodied the definition of helpmate to her husband and nurturer of her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Childers is preceded in death by her husband Stanley Gray Childers, MD on October 10, 2005, her parents, Willard Nathan and Leora Seacat Cater; sister, Mary Catherine Carter Phillips; great-grandson, Caleb Fenwick Childers. Mrs. Childers is survived by four children: Gerald Norman Childers (Sylvia) of Hampden, Maine, Marilyn Louise Childers McGrath (Dan) of Elizabeth, CO., John Walt Childers (Mary) of Centennial, CO. and Marie Carol Childers of San Diego, CA, one brother, Walton Carter (Inez) of Waggoner, Ok., three sisters, Eloise Carter of Muskogee, Ok., Helen Carter of Okmulgee, Ok., and Evelyn Carter Johnson (Max) of Baton Rouge, LA. Dorothy is also survived by her grandchildren, Joseph M. Childers, Peter F. Childers, Jennifer E. Allison, Tamara J. Lopez, John Alexander, Jr., Sean Alexander, Alanna R. Childers, Kendrick R. Childers and Jacob J. Childers, and nine great grandchildren. Memorials contributions may be made to the: National Alzheimer's Research Foundation c/o The Alzheimer's Association, 455 Sherman Street, #500, Denver, Colorado, 80203. Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock was in charge of arrangements.

Childers, Stanley G.
Dr. Stanley G. Childers - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2005 - Dr. Stanley G. Childers, 84, passed away Oct. 10, 2005. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy E. Childers; children, Gerald Norman (Sylvia) Childers of Hampden, Maine, Marilyn C. (Dan) McGrath of Elizabeth, Colo., John Walt (Mary) Childers of Centennial, Colo., and Marie Carol Childers of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Joseph Edward and Lois Childers; brother, William Norman Childers; and great-grandson, Caleb Fenwick Childers. Dr. Childers was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Colony, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a general practitioner in the 1950s in Cantonment, Fla., and an ophthalmologist in Pueblo, from 1961 to 1986, at the Eye Clinic, where he practiced along with Dr. Dardis. His favorite pastimes were fishing, classic jazz and dancing and was a proud supporter of Summit Jazz Foundation, Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited. Member of First Presbyterian Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 145, PAF Users Group-Genealogy, Delta Chi Fraternity, Colorado Medical Society, and past president of Colorado Eye Society. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Alzheimer's Association through Montgomery & Steward.

Childress, Iris
Iris Childress - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2000 - Iris Childress, 84, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000. Iris was a member of the American Businesswomen Association, retired from Montgomery Ward after 25 years of service. She also enjoyed bowling and her time with her family. She is predeceased by her husband, James D. Childress. She is survived by her son, Gerald (Barbara) Childress of Mission, Texas; daughter, Linda (Nick) Pace, Jr. of Pueblo; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; former daughter-in-law, Janet Mihelich; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.

Chimento, Russell
Russell Chimento - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2000 - Russell Chimento, age 72, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 29, 2000. Born Sept. 29, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by sisters, Margaret Josephine (Chimento) Martin and Carmella G. (Leonardo) Chimento-Benevitti. Uncle of S/SGT James V. (Colleen) Martin, Pueblo, Colo., and Martha Ann Martin. Great uncle of Brandon Vincent Martin, Cameron James Martin and Connor Patrick Leiva. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Martha (Pisciotta) Chimento; and brother-in-law, James M. Martin. Visitation, Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Bluesky Enterprises in memory of Russell Chimento in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home after the interment service.

Chimento, Russell Lewis
Russell Lewis Chimento, Ph.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 1986 - Russell Lewis Chimento, Ph.D. of Sacramento, Calif., passed away May 12, 1986. Son of Nancy Chimento, 1440 Torchey Way, Pueblo, and the late Tony Chimento. Brother of Margaret and Ernie McCarey of Pueblo; Ida and J. W. Westbrook of Suisun City, Calif.; Sue and Mike Giarratano, Pueblo; Rose and Dale Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Cajetan (Mary Ann) Chimento of Aurora. Nephew of Vincent and Martha Chimento, Virginia Chimento and the late James Chimento, all of Pueblo. Also survived by wife, Barbara, Sacramento; and daughters, Lisa of Sacramento; Beth of Sri Lainka; and Valerie Lemasters, Clarksville, Tenn. Services will be held in Sacramento. Family may be contacted Monday at 1440 Torchey Way.

Chimento, Russell S.
Russell S. Chimento - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2004 - Russell S. Chimento, 75, passed away June 14, 2004 in Jacksonville Fla., formerly of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife and parents. Survivors include one son and two daughters, all of Jacksonville Fla. Also leaving to cherish his memory, brother, Dr. James J. (Carol Ann) Chimento and sister, Nina M. Chimento, Pueblo, and 4 nieces. Funeral services were held in Jacksonville, Fla.

Chinn, Courtney Georvan
Courtney Georvan Chinn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2003 - Courtney Georvan Chinn, 25, a former Pueblo resident, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Nov. 8, 1977, in Meadville, Pa. He was a construction laborer living in Colorado Springs for the last 10 years. He enjoyed listing to music, playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends. Survived by his parents, George Boyd of Meadville, Pa., Florence Chinn Wofford, Colorado Springs; children, Nathan R. Dickerson, Isaiah D. Chinn, Tyler Dickerson, Courtney GeorVanna Chinn; stepson, Elijah L. Reuse, all of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Kimberly Butts, Colorado Springs, Laura A. Wetzel, Topeka, Kan.; grandmothers, Jeannette Walker, Pueblo, Luella Pope, Meadville, Pa.; mothers of his children, Elizabeth Reuse, Jessica Dickerson, both of Colorado Springs; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services, Angelus Chapel, 2535 Airport Road, Colorado Springs. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery.

Chinn, K. W.
K. W. Chinn - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: K. W. Chinn is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 in the newspapers, but is not listed as a victim in the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities" where others were listed. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Chinnick, Jack
Jack Chinnick - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 25, 1917 - A man believed to be Jack Chinnick at Pueblo of Deming, N.M.. Committed suicide at Pueblo by jumping from a high bridge into the Arkansas river.

Chintala, Charles
Charles Chintala - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 31, 1992 - Charles Chintala, 58, of Ramah died Jan. 29, 1992, at a local hospital. He was a rancher and also had been a bus driver for the Simla school district for 26 years. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Simla School, 609 Pueblo Ave., Simla, with the Rev. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be at Sproch Cemetery in Elbert County. Swan-Law is handling arrangements. Mr. Chintala was born May 18, 1933, in Denver to John and Kathryn (Sproch) Chintala. He was a member of a polka band and had been in the Coast Guard from 1952 to 1954. Mr. Chintala was married July 26, 1958, in Spokane, Wash., to Nancy (Smith) Chintala, who survives. He also is survived by three sons, Mike of Meeker, Dana of Sterling and Greg of Fort Garland; a brother, Clarence of Pueblo; a sister, Martha LaGuardia of Denver; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Simla Ambulance Fund, Simla 80835.

Chippinio, Vincino
Vincino Chippinio - Huerfano World - January 30, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Vincino Chippinio became the second fatality in the new Hezron mine when he was killed in a fall of rock. [Editor's Note: Vincino Chippinto died January 25, 1902. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, January 30, 1902, Page 1.]

Chisholm, Archibald A.
Archibald A. Chisholm - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1920 -  Archibald A. Chisholm, aged 53 years, died July 18, at a local hospital. Body at the McCarthy parlors. Douglas County Record Journal - July 20, 1920 – Archibald Chisholm, 53, of Denver, an inmate of the State Insane Asylum at Pueblo, fell from a third-story window of the institution. His neck was broken, and he was dead when attendants reached him. Chisholm had been an inmate of the institution for several years, and not being violently insane, was appointed “trusty” some time ago, and allowed the freedom of the grounds. Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Archibald Chisholm, aged 53 years, died July 18 at a local hospital. Body at the McCarthy parlors. Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1920 - The body of Archibald A. Chisholm was sent to Denver last evening by the McCarthy Undertaking company for burial. Akron Pioneer Press - July 30, 1920 - Archibald Chisholm, 53, of Denver, an inmate of the State Insane Asylum at Pueblo, fell from a third story window of the institution. His neck was broken, and he was dead when attendants reached him. Chisholm had been an inmate of the institution for several years, and not being violently insane, was appointed "trusty" some time ago, and allowed the freedom of the grounds.

Chislon, William
William Chislon – Pueblo Indicator – September 6, 1913 – Indian Ends Life When Oil Struck – Pueblo – Regret over the sale of his ranch for a trifling sum and from which later was made a $3,000,000 oil strike, is believed to have been the cause of the suicide of William Chislon, thirty years old, Choctaw Indian and former star and football coach at the Haskell Institute.

Cho, I. C.
I. C. Cho - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: I. C. Cho is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists I. C. Cho as a Korean, age 45, and married with three surviving children. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Chorak, Anthony I.
Anthony I. Chorak - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2003 - Anthony I. Chorak, 16, beloved son, brother and uncle, went to join the angels Friday, May 16, 2003. He was born Oct. 15, 1986, to Anthony Gonzales and Dorothy Chorak. Anthony loved dressing sharp, his music, being surrounded by family and friends. He shared his beautiful eyes and smile with everyone that had contact with him. Most of all he loved the ladies. He was a true blessing in our lives. Anthony is survived by his parents, Anthony Gonzales and Dorothy Chorak and Dennis and Vi Martinez; siblings, Tammy, Mia, Anthony Jr., Shem, Rand, Tawni, Nicole and Tobi; nephew, David Gonzales. Also a host of other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today; funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Hinni C.M., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Chorak, Elsie M.
Elsie M. Chorak - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2003 - Elsie M. Chorak, 88, born Nov. 25, 1914, passed away Feb. 14, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Pechek; brothers, Joseph "Jocko," Ludwig "Zack," Fred "Coogan," Phillip "Hank," Frank "Inky," Charles "Chip," and Raymond "Razza" Pechek; infant brothers, Harold, Harvey, and her beloved Walter "Lothie;" sister, Ann Giarratano; sister-in-law, Laura Peckek; and brothers-in-law, Tony Giarratano and Albert Drobnick. She is survived by her children, Charlene (Joseph) Ott, Pueblo; Jodene (Jeff) Fawcett, Rocky Ford; Cheryl (Duane) Christman, Pueblo; grandchildren, Jessica Fawcett, Englewood; Larisa Ott and Savannah Christman, Pueblo; Jillian Fawcett, Rocky Ford; brothers, Robert (Mae) Pechek, Daniel (Mary) Pechek; sister, Mitzi Drobnick; sisters-in-law, Ann Pechek and Beverly Pechek; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie passed surrounded by her children and grandchildren, friends and extended family, at Station 3 of University Park Care Center. Viewing, Monday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will celebrate her life and greet friends, Monday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Chorak, Joseph A.
Joseph A. "Chow" Chorak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2006 - Joseph A. “Chow” Chorak, 88, born March 22, 1918, passed away Nov. 1, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Elsie M. Chorak. Survived by Alma Potestio, his caregiver for six years. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Chorak, Milan M.
Milan M. Chorak - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1986 - Milan M. Chorak of 1611 Glenwood. Husband of Mrs. Bernice Chorak and father of Barbara (Ralph) Ballas and Judith Greathouse. Pueblo, and Gary (Colette) Chorak, Pueblo. At his request, there will be no service or visitation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Chorak, Peter
Peter Chorak - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 1987 - Peter Chorak, May 28, 1987. Father of Kellie (Alan) Dunagan, Wichita Falls, Texas; and Begi Chorak, Pueblo. Grandfather of Sal, Sophina, Ronnie and Brandon Dunagan. Son of Nick Chorak, Pueblo. Brother of Anthony (Helen) Chorak, Pueblo; John (Kay) Chorak, Pueblo; William (Ann) Chorak, Pueblo; Rose Pelland, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Helen McLaughlin, Boston, Mass. Uncle of Daniel Wilson, Boulder City, Nev.; Rosemary Howard, San Francisco, Calif.; and Donna Jean (Tom) Piserchio, Denver. Survived also by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews . Predeceased by his mother, Magdalene Chorak, Oct. 13, 1981; a brother, Rudolph Chorak, March 19, 1956; and a sister, Ann J. Chorak, Jan. 11, 1984. Mr. Chorak served with the U.S. Army Air Corps 429th Fighter Squadron during the European Campaign in WWII. He retired in 1981 from the CF&I Steel 14-Inch Mill. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family requests gifts of food and flowers be omitted. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1711 E. Routt.

Chorak, Ruth Irene
Ruth "Benje" Irene Chorak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2004 - Ruth "Benje" Irene Chorak, 64, born May 5, 1940, passed away Nov. 7, 2004. Survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Michael Chorak; daughter, Jennifer Sinatra; grandchildren Hannah Steele, Dominic and Sydney Sinatra; sisters, Mary Jeanne Bogue and Phyllis (Norman) Steed; brother-in-law, Lew Bramwell; mother-in-law, Dorothy Chorak and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by son, Gregory Chorak; parents, George and Marian Sellers; sister, Julie Bramwell; brother, David Sellers; aunt, Blanche Brill; uncle, Col. Arden Brill. Ruth took a lot of pride in the 32.47 years that she taught school. Ruth taught elementary school in District 60 and taught in the Gifted and Talented Program in the summertime. She was a volunteer at Sharmar and enjoyed doing ceramics with the residents. She loved taking trips to South Dakota and to Cripple Creek, scratch tickets, fishing and hiking, bowling and going to the mountains. She especially enjoyed her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She loved animals, especially her dog, Skippy. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Alpha Delta Kappa. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at the Shrine of St. Therese, followed by cremation. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice through the funeral home office. Special thanks to the staff of Parkview ER and ICU for their wonderful care.

Chorak, William Milan
William Milan "Whiz" Chorak - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2005 - William Milan "Whiz" Chorak, 83, born May 4, 1921, passed away March 20, 2005. Survived by loving wife of 48 years, Ann Chorak; brother, Anthony (Helen) Chorak; sisters, Helen McLaughlin and Rose Pelland; sisters-in-law, Kay Chorak and Marie Hearn; brother-in-law, Edward Germ; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Nick and Manda Chorak; brothers, John, Pete and Rudy Chorak; sister, Ann Chorak. William was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. When he was young he was a boxer and played baseball. He was an avid bowler. William retired from CF&I accounting department. He was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Parish, BPOE No. 90 and Pueblo Aerie No. 145, FOE. Cremation, Alderwoods Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Meadow Church building fund.

Chote, Ray A.
Ray A. Chote - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1987 - Ray A. Chote, 44, died Friday, Feb. 6, 1987, in Trinidad. He was a teacher at Primero High School and very active in the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by wife, Sue, of Trinidad; three daughters, Rene, Rachell Lee, and Laurabeth Ruth; parents, one brother, three sisters and numerous other relatives. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1987, at the United Methodist Church in Trinidad, with the Rev. David Neil officiating, followed by interment at Masonic Cemetery with graveside service officiated by the Rev. Joseph Saint and Las Animas Lodge No. 28 AF&AM.

Choy, C. Y.
C. Y. Choy - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: C. Y. Choy is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists C. Y. Choy as a Korean, age 33, and married with two surviving children. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html



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