The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Claffey, Lyle Wayne
Lyle Wayne Claffey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Lyle Wayne Claffey, 71, passed away Aug. 24, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jeannine Claffey; two daughters, Vicki (Mike) Chase, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dianna Claffey, Liberty Hill, Texas; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Weaber, Salida, Colo.; sister, Jean (Alvin) Oney, Westerville, Ohio. At the family's request, no viewing. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center, Salida, Colo., through the funeral home.

Clair, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Clair - Huerfano World - April 14, 1994 - Clarence E. Clair, 81, of Walsenburg, died Apr. 10, 1994 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where he had been a patient the past month. Mr. Clair had been ill for several years and had been on dialysis the past six years. Born Feb. 17, 1913 in Maitland to George and Lydia Clair during the coal mine strike, his mother was widowed twice and had six children. Mr. Clair was the youngest of five and when he was seven-years-old his father was killed in a mining accident. With benefit proceeds, his mother bought a boarding house in Shumway, later called Gordon. Mr. Clair's duties were helping with cleaning, laundry and whatever else was needed at the boarding house. At age 13, he began working in the Maitland Mine. He then worked in the Gordon Mine where he met Ruth E. Thorne, whom he married Aug. 23, 1936 in the Walsenburg Methodist Church. His new wife was a teacher. The Clairs lived 34 years in Gordon and during that time he worked in the CF&I mines, Big Four and Allen Mines in Trinidad. He later returned to Gordon as foreman. After a short time, he purchased the Judiscak interest in the Red Ash Coal Company and became partners with Frank Fink. In the mid to late 1970s, because of government regulations, the mine was closed, the last in the county to be shutdown. Mr. Clair also had cattle and rental properties. He was a member of the Methodist Church, United Mine Workers of America and Huerfano Masonic Lodge, No. 27, AF&AM. He had also been a member of the Elks Lodge before his illness. Survivors include his wife, Ruth, Walsenburg; a daughter, Winona Hearn, Idaho Falls, ID; granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (today) from United Church of Walsenburg. Graveside services will be by UMWA and Masonic Lodge in Masonic Cemetery.

Clair, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann Clair - Huerfano World - January 24, 2002 - Patricia Ann Clair, 62, of Arvada, died Jan. 11, 2002. She was born Jan. 21, 1939 in Walsenburg. She is survived by her mother, Mary Keeling, of Walsenburg; sister, Janice Solomon, of Walsenburg and Arvada; brothers, Robert Keeling and Russell (Pat) Keeling, of La Veta; and three nieces and two nephews. Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Arvada Covenant Church in Arvada. Remembrances may be made to Hearing Assistant Program, 9745 E. Hampton Ave., Deaf & Blind School, #300, Denver, 80231.

Clammer, George Burton
George Burton Clammer - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 1987 - George Burton Clammer, 82, of Missoula, Mont., died of natural causes Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1987, at Royal Manor Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 29, 1904, in Fort Collins, to Emma P. and Samuel H. Clammer. He was a longtime resident of Pueblo. Mr. Clammer was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Clammer. He is survived by his wife, Helen L. Clammer, Missoula; two daughters, Patricia A. Manlove, Missoula, and Kathrine F. Smith, Denton, Texas; two sisters, Willa F. Woodward, Vallejo, Calif., and Lois Dakin, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, South Tenth and Garfield. The Rev. David Andersen will officiate. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Squire Simmons & Carr Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 2623, Missoula, Mont. 59806.

Clapp, Cecelia Marie
Cecelia Marie Clapp - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - Cecelia Marie Clapp passed away Jan. 24, 2005, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Frank A. Clapp, who preceded her in death. Mother of Jeannette (Carl) Bachhuber and David (Marian) Clapp, both of Pueblo. Grandmother of Charles and Susan Bachhuber, Katharine and Sarah Clapp and Zachary Heesaker. Mrs. Clapp was born June 5, 1923, in rural Pueblo County, and was a life-long resident of Pueblo. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. A close second was her garden, where she took great delight in her roses. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Private interment. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Clare, Norma
Norma T. Clare - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2001 - Norma T. Clare, beloved mother and mother-in-law, passed away April 25, 2001, at IHS after a lengthy illness. Born in Westcliffe Oct. 21, 1906, to loving father, Will Heisterburg. A graduate of Mount St. Scholastica in 1924. She went on to train in nursing at St. Joseph Hospital. After graduating from college, she moved to Salida. She quickly secured her first job with the Red Cross Hospital. After a few years, she began to work for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, which later became the Salida Hospital. After 40 years of service and a promotion to the Superintendent of Nursing, she retired. In 1980, she moved to Denver to live with her son, Bill, and daughter-in-law, Marylyn. She lived with them for 15 years in Broomfield and moved with them to Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband, Edward (Frosty) Clare; cousin, William Kettle; aunt and uncle, Margret (Harry) Kettle; granddaughter, Tiffany Hoyt. Survived by son, William A. (Marylyn) Clare; grandchildren, Norma (Stephen) Knudsen, Maureen (Michael) Cook, Patrick (Kelly) Clare, Karen (Brad) Hoyt, William Clare II, Michael (Roxy) Clare; great-grandchildren, Jordon, Jason, Jessica, Nicole, Jordyn, Marie, Natalie, Brittanie and Cole. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at the Ascension Episcopal Church in Salida, Colo. Inurnment at Fairview Cemetery, Salida, Colo.

Clark, Agnes Bessie
Agnes Bessie Clark - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 21, 1878 - There is sadness in the house of Mr. J. T. Clark, caused by the death of the flower of the family, their oldest child, little Agnes Bessie, who died quite suddenly Friday night, and was buried Saturday evening. The cause of the little one's death was congestion of the bowels. The child was a beautiful one, sweet in appearance and disposition. The afflicted parents have the sympathy of their friends in their sad affliction.

Clark, Alexander III
Alexander "Sandy" Clark III - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2005 - Alexander "Sandy" Clark III, 59, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 22, 2005, doing what he loved most, riding his horse and spending time with a cherished friend. Sandy was born on Feb. 5, 1946, in Pueblo, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He worked for his father and grandfather at Clark's Western Store and was president and CEO of the company at the time of his death. Sandy was active in many community events, but was most proud of being a member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders and Tent No. 24. He was manager of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and served on their Rodeo Foundation Board. He served several terms as a Colorado State Fair Board commissioner, past president of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, member of the Pueblo Planning and Zoning Commission and Pueblo Jaycee's. Sandy was a small man with a big heart who touched many throughout his life. He was known for his quick wit and gift for telling a good joke which would grow longer with each telling. His fortitude and refusal to give up took him far in life and made him a formidable competitor. He was fiercely proud of his Scottish heritage and was a true and loyal friend. He will be sadly missed by us all. Sandy is survived by his friend and companion, Eleanor Adams of the family home; loving daughter, Heather Clark of Pueblo; brother and life-long business partner, Bruce Barclay (Rose) Clark of Pueblo; nephews, Barclay Scott Clark and Cassidy Lewis Clark; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae Barclay and Alexander "Scotty" Clark Jr.; and baby boy, Clark. Those who wish may pay their respects at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Private interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Pueblo Convention Center Ballroom, 320 Central Main, with Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Those who desire may make a memorial to an organization of the donor's choice through the funeral home.

Clark, Amanda V.
Amanda V. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1978 - Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda V. Clark will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Mrs. Clark died November 24, 1978 in a Pueblo hospital where she had been confined since suffering from a heart attack on October 28. She was born April 15, 1897 in Alamosa and had lived in La Veta since 1926. She was a member of royal Neighbors of America and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was married to William O. Clark, who died in 1971. Surviving are a son, William M. Clark of La Veta, three grandsons and five great-grandchildren. Huerfano World - November 30, 1978 - Boies Almont - Mrs. Amanda V. Clark of 306 S. Cherry, La Veta, November 24, 1978. Wife of William O. Clark, who passed away Nov. 20 1971; mother of William M. Clark and mother-in-law of Mrs. Angie Clark, La Veta; sister-in-law of Mrs. Stella Harrison. Survived also by three grandsons and five great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Service 2 p.m., Monday, First Baptist Church, La Veta, will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Anderson. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Clark, Audrey Lorene
Audrey Lorene Mclanahan Clark –Pueblo Chieftain – September 13, 2006 - Audrey Lorene McLanahan Clark, 91, departed this life on Sept. 9, 2006. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Crawford A. McLanahan; her second husband, Alexander "Scotty" Clark Jr.; her parents, Eulalia Page Higgens White and William White; and a stepson, Sandy Clark. She is survived by a brother, William "Bill" White and his wife, Martha of Danville, Ill.; a sister, Dorothy Miranda of Collinsville, Ill.; stepson, Barclay (Rose) Clark of Pueblo, Colo.; nieces and nephews; and Pueblo friends, Helen and Bud Newman, Harriett Koller, Shirley Maez, Jeanelle Washburn and Hannah Rush. When asked recently what her favorite activities were, Audrey listed shopping, sightseeing and being around friends. Audrey was throughout her days full of life and activity. Audrey was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Assistance League Pueblo and the Pueblo Country Club. There will be no viewing. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home Chapel. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to St. Paul United Methodist Church either directly, or through the funeral home.

Clark, Avis Mary
Avis Mary Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1987 - Avis Mary Clark, 78, passed away unexpectedly at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center, July 15, 1987. Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, Chauncy L. Clark; one daughter, Mrs. Betty L. Carnes of Fayetteville, Pa.; one sister, Josephine B. McAvoy of Yucaipa, Calif.; one brother, Ray Allen of Canon City; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Clark was born June 11, 1909, in Caplinger Mills, Mo. She was a Protestant by faith. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. George White officiating. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Clark, Bernice R.
Bernice R. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1997 - Bernice R. Clark, 92, passed away Sept. 24, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lamar Christian Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Clark, Curtis C.
Curtis C. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2001 - Curtis C. Clark passed away May 14, 2001, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo. He is best remembered as a well-known farmer in the Avondale and Vineland areas and as a World War II veteran who served his country through the armed forces. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline on May 11, 1996. Survived by brothers, Ted (Maxine) Clark, Missouri, and Harry (Gladys) Clark, Texas; sisters, Margaret Duerson, California and Pauline Knight, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2001, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Clark, Damon T. Sr.
Damon T. Clark Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2001 - Damon T. Clark Sr., 76, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 21, 2001. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret E. Clark, of the family home; sons, Damon T. (Sandra) Clark Jr. and David T. (Debbie) Clark, all of Pueblo; sister, Reba Clark; and grandchildren, Daniel, Brice and Kimbre Clark, Jana and Donny Plymell. Preceded in death by his parents, Maggie Mae (nee Johnson) and Taylor Damon Clark; and brother, Jim Clark. Damon was born April 17, 1924, in Remont, Mo., and married Margaret E. Ames on Feb. 11, 1947. He retired as a plant engineer from Southern Colorado Power after 40 years of service. His favorite pastime was rebuilding old cars. He will lie in state today at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. A private service will be held in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Gene Hagerman officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Clark, Darwin A.
Dr. Darwin A. Clark – Pueblo Chieftain – January 30, 1956 – Dr. Darwin A. Clark, chiropractor, 801 E. Evans, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital Sunday. Brother of Dr. G. E. Clark, Fowler, and Dr. Ray Clark, Pueblo. Also survived by two nieces, two nephews, 13 grandnieces and grandnephews and two aunts. Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Davenport, Iowa, and Silver State Lodge AF&AM, and the Chiropractic Assn. Dr. Clark was born in Marysville, Mo., moving to Pueblo in 1905 and has practiced his profession the past 35 years. Services will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. To Roselawn.

Clark, Delores
Delores Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2004 - Delores Clark, 73, of Colorado City, passed away on July 31, 2004. Born Dec. 19, 1930, in Canton, Ohio. Delores is survived by her loving husband, Oscar Paul Clark; brother, Marlan Borter; sons, Robert and Donald Kidder; stepdaughters, Paula (Bob) Rogers and Barbara Phillips; grandchildren, Nichole, Kyla, Sara, Eric, Adam and Dillon. At Mrs. Clark's request, there will be no services and cremation has taken place.

Clark, Dorothy Jeann
Dorothy Jeann Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2005 - Dorothy Jeann Clark, 82, formerly of Springfield, Mo. and Pueblo, Colo., passed away at 9:30pm, Monday July 18, 2005 in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Vernon. Dorothy was born on Dec. 12, 1922 to Edward Charles and Marian (Thorpe) Mikschl in Pasco, Wash. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Pueblo, Colo. On April 5, 1942, she was united in marriage with Vern F. Clark in Missouri. They were married for 62 years when he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2004. Survivors include, two daughters, Susan Kay Swafford, husband Ed, Desert Hot Springs, Calif. and Cynthia Ann Springer, husband, Donald, Springfield; two sons, Edward Mitchell Clark, Golden, Colo. and Vern Patrick Clark, Hayward, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Clark, Marshaltown, Iowa; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial services, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, will be held at 10:00am, Friday, July 22, 2005 in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Tharell Boulware officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Pueblo, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in care of the funeral home.

Clark, Elaine W.
Elaine W. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2004 - Elaine W. Clark, age 76, passed away April 27, 2004. She was born May 3, 1927, to Ethel and Andrew Waddington, in Fowler, Colo. She is survived by her husband, Gerald of Fowler; her sister, Eleanor Graham of Arvada; her children, Blake (Rosemary) Clark of Denver, Garry (Laura) Clark and Beverly Harrison, both of Fowler, Phil (Mary) Clark of Parker; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her brother, Lewis "Sando" Waddington preceded her in death. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2004, at the Fowler United Methodist Church. Burial, Fowler cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fowler United Methodist Church.

Clark, Frederick Austin
Frederick Austin Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Frederick Austin Clark, 81, passed away April 22, 2001. Born January 18, 1920, in Hicks, Colo., he graduated from Aguilar High School in 1938. Later he served in the armed forces during WW II, where he received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, the American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Purple Heart. He retired as a foreman for Broderick and Gibbons. Preceded in death by parents, Austin and Bessie Clark; and loving wife of 54 years, Josephine Clark. Survived by children, Beverly (John) Musso, Austin (Julie) Clark, Jamelea (Alan) Thorson; grandchildren, Mark and Gina Musso, Michelle and Chris Weidner, Kaelan and Collin Thorson, Samuel Clark; great-grandchild, Brittany Musso; brothers and sisters, Myrtle (Gene) Ayers, Herb (Ada) Clark, Carrie Ellen (Attilo) Menegatti, Arthur (Charlotte) Clark; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glenn and Angelina Springer, Fiore and Pearl Andreatta; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Visitation 3 to 7 pm today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends and family at the home of John and Beverly Musso. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, Pueblo.

Clark, Harry B.
Harry B. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2003 - Harry B. Clark, 81, born May 9, 1921, passed away April 3, 2003, in Donna, Texas. He was raised around Sugar City but lived in Pueblo for about 45 years. Harry was a WWII veteran, a Shriner, and worked at CF&I where he retired after 32 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Gladys I. Clark; daughter, Shirley A. (Robert) Whitcomb; three grandchildren, Sheryld A. (Mark) Lamas, Robert R. II (Nicole) Whitcomb, and Ronald R. (Roseann) Whitcomb; and nine great-grandchildren. Viewing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Clark, Harvey Glen
Harvey Glen Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Harvey Glen Clark, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away Nov. 18, 1999. Born in Casper, Wyo., Dec.19, 1927. Harvey held a bachelor of science in business from the University of Denver. He served two years with the U.S. Navy. After leaving the military he went to work for Mountain Bell where he spent 12 years in Phoenix, Ariz., three years in Denver before becoming the District Manager in Pueblo. He was a very civic minded person and loved working with his favorite organizations including the Rocky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America and held various positions including District Chairman, Jamboree Committee Chairman and vice president of the Rocky Mountain Council; he was a past president of the YMCA; was on the board of directors, and served as vice president for the Pueblo Rotary Club No. 43, a member of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce where he worked on the Military Affairs Committee and served as past director and vice president; he belonged to the Association of the United States Army, served as vice president of the Southern Colorado Chapter; belonged to the Air Force Association, Pueblo Chapter No. 128, active in the Colorado Heart Association drives as well as the United Fund of Pueblo County where he served as General Campaign Chairman, Budget Chairman, vice president and president. He was on the Citizens Committee for Better Schools. He was on the Board of Directors for the Pueblo Branch of the Virginia Neal Blue Resource Center, served on the development committee for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and the Pueblo Civic Symphony Association, Inc. For nine years, Harvey served as secretary for the Elks Lodge No. 90. Mr. Clark is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Grace; six children, Bob Clark, Larry (Marlene) Clark, Tracey (Burney) Woytas, Becky (Bob) Brunick, Phil (Barb) Spanier and Joette (Gerard) van der Hoeven; brother, Bob (Ileen) Clark; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and extended family. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Elks Lodge No. 90 Chapel. A reception will follow in the ballroom at the Elks Lodge No. 90. The family suggests that any donations be made directly to the Elks Lodge No. 90, 426 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Clark, Herbert S.
Herbert S. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2006 - Herbert S. Clark, 82, born Jan. 8, 1924, in Aguilar, Colo.; passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 22, 2006. Survived by wife of 54 years, Ada A. Clark; two daughters, Carol A. Clark of Colorado City and Jan E. Clark of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Myrtle Ayres of Marion, Texas and Carrie Ellen Menegatti of Walsenburg; and brother, Arthur (Charlotte) Clark of Hereford, Texas; various nieces and nephews and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Bessie Clark; and brother, Fred Clark. Herb was Chief of Facilities at the Colorado State Hospital, retired 1982 after 33 years of service. He enjoyed golfing, hiking, fishing, traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Southern Colorado Consistory Masonic Lodge #95 and #126, Scottish Rite 320, Eagles Lodge #145, BPOE #1558 Carlsbad, N.M., Colorado Public Employees Association and Hollydot Golf Course. Memorial Service will held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. 2006 at the George McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Reception following services. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care or Shriner's Children's Hospital in lieu of food and flowers.

Clark, Herbert W.
Herbert W. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2001 - Pikes Peak Funeral Home Herbert W. Clark passed away early on the morning of May 16, 2001, at the St. Francis hospice facility in Colorado Springs following a short illness. Known by family and friends as not just an observer of life, but as a doer of deeds, he lived his 84 years with notable vigor and verve for life. Many throughout those years benefited from his insights and service. Mentored in his early years by a close friend at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill., Herb studied at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1943. With a brief break to train and serve with an anti-tank unit in the U.S. Army during World War II, Rev. Clark pastored a number of Baptist churches throughout the Midwest, Southwest and Northwest U.S. and finished up his full-time Christian ministry as chaplain at Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo. Following his retirement from those duties in 1984, he continued to work in family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment and served 12 years as a volunteer chaplain with the Colorado Springs police department. Herb was a lifelong Cubs fan, a sure indication he didn't give up easily. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne; his sister, Doreen Freislinger; his former wife, Fayth, and their children: Jim Clark, Dan Clark, Sandi Hansen and Wendy Redard; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews scattered across the U.S. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Colorado Springs on Monday, May 21, 2001, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A memorial fund has been established in his name at the YMCA, 2380 Montebello Dr. West, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918. Contributions to that fund in his name are welcome.

Clark, J. T. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. T. Clark - Wray Rattler - August 09, 1917 - Mrs. J. T. Clark of Pueblo accidentally shot herself in a Colorado Springs hotel.

Clark, Jack W.
Jack W. Clark - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – December 1986 – Jack W. Clark May 10, 1918 to Dec. 20, 1986 – Jack William Clark of 3365 Road F 5/8, Clifton, died Saturday at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 68. Mr. Clark was a retired plant foreman for Meadow Gold Dairies and had been a resident of Clifton for six years. He was born May 10, 1918, at Denver. At the age of three he moved with his family to Collbran and later to Grand Junction. He graduated from grand Junction High School. Mr. Clark married Julie Elizabeth Goodwin on Oct. 14. 1972, at Grand Junction. She survives. He previously was married to Vera Gullett. They were divorced. Mr. Clark enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and growing roses. He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Clifton. Mr. Clark also was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helper of America. He served in the U. S. Marine Corp. during World War II. Other survivors include three daughters, Wilma Dean Adams and Wanda Lea Heidel, both of Fruita, and Charlene McDonald of Clifton; two sons, Jack of Penrose and Ralph of Fruita; two brothers, Robert E. of Anchorage, Alaska, and James M. of Springfield, Ore.; four sisters, Margaret Patterson, Audrey Grant, Gertrude Mercer and Dorothy Grant, all of Grand Junction; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at noon Tuesday at memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Leon B. Hataway officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hilltop Hospice, 1100 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, 81506 Callahan-Edfast Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Clark, James
James Clark - Bayfield Blade - December 25, 1914 - Man Frozen to Death - Pueblo - James Clark, sixty-eight, was found frozen to death in a shed on the Royal Gorge ranch. He had worked as a track laborer. Death came when a fire he had built in the cabin went out while he slept.

Clark, Jerry L.
Jerry L. "Okey" Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2000 - Jerry L. "Okey" Clark. Born May 5, 1934, passed away March 28, 2000. Survived by loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Olga, of the family home; children, Peggy Boyer of Aurora, Warren (Vicki) Clark, Sherry (Rodney) Monroe, Carol (Bruce) Cooper and Anita Clark, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Crystal Lucero of Fort Collins, Ashley and John Monroe and Jade Clark, all of Pueblo; great-grandchild, Seativa Anziano of Fort Collins; and numerous other family members. Jerry retired from CF&I in 1993 after 38 years of service as a roll turner. The family would like to thank Sangre de Cristo Hospice staff for all their help and support, with special thanks to Lorraine Vera. In lieu of food and flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Jerry's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive guests at the family home after the service.

Clark, Jimmy Joe
Jimmy Joe Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2001 - Passed away Jan. 3, 2001, in Pueblo. His survivors include his wife, Nicki, of Walsenburg. Services will be held later this week in Wagoner, Okla.

Clark, John P.
John P. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1999 - John P. Clarke, 83, passed away Aug. 28, 1999, in Pueblo, as a result of an accident. Services will be held in Ponca City, Okla.

Clark, John W.
John W. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 1986 - John W. Clark, 36, died unexpectedly May 3, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Survived by wife, Bettie A. Clark; mother, Merry M. Clark; children, Merry A. Clark, John W. Clark Jr., and Danielle D. Clark. Also survived by sisters, Marjorie Jackson of Lakewood, Edna (Robert) Bang of Craig; and brothers, Amos Williams of Wheatridge, Kenneth (Jacki) Clark of Disney, Okla. Born July 16, 1949, in Pueblo and was a lifetime resident. Served his country in the U.S. Navy and worked for the Rio Grande Railroad for the past 16 years. Served as deacon at New Life Bible Church. Visitation hours from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at New Life Bible Church with Pastor Ron Diaz officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at New Life Bible Church following interment.

Clark, John Wesley
John Wesley Clark – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – September 1957 – John Wesley Clark Died At Age 73 After Long Illness – John Wesley Clark, 73, Redlands, former ship fitter and plumber, died Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Park Hospital. He had been ill for about 10 years. Mr. Clark was born January 1, 1883, at La Veta, a son of William C. and Mattie Gribble Clark [Elece Lucinda Gribble-Clark], and had lived in the Grand Junction area for 35 years. He married Minnie Fennell on January 3, 1912 at Walsenburg, and the family lived in Denver and in California for a total of about six years before coming to the Grand Junction area. Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Jack W. Clark, and James M. Clark, Grand Junction, and Robert E. Clark, Vancouver, Wash.; also four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Patterson, Fruita; Mrs. Russell (Audrey) Grant, Grand Junction; Mrs. Gertrude Mercer, Grand Junction, and Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Grant, Grand Junction. Another daughter, Lois, preceded him in death. Also surviving are a brother, Lester Clark, Denver and 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in Martin's Chapel by the Rev. C. W. Baldwin. Burial will be in Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – September 1957 – John Wesley Clark, age 73, of Redlands, resident of Grand Junction for 35 years, passed away at Lincoln Park Hospital Tuesday evening. Survived by his wife, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 1 brother, 19 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Martin's Chapel. Burial in the Orchard Mesa Cemetery. [Editors note: John was born Jan. 1, 1883 and died Sept. 24, 1957. Mattie Gribble was his grandmother who helped to raise him after the premature death of his mother, Elece Lucinda Gribble-Clark].

Clark, Josephine
Josephine "Pina" Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2000 - Josephine "Pina" Clark, 77, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2000. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Rye, Colo. She was preceded in death by her father, Attillo Andreatta, and mother, Corina (Felix) Cristelli. She is survived by her husband, Fred Clark; son, Austin (Julie) Clark; daughters, Beverly (John) Musso and Jamelea (Alan) Thorson; grandchildren, Mark (Brandy), Gina, Michelle, Chris, Kaelan, Sam and Collin; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany. A recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Both services will be at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family can be reached at the home of Beverly Musso at 1264 20 1/2 Lane.

Clark, Lena L.
Lena L. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 2002 - Lena L. Clark, 90, passed away on Nov. 4, 2002. Lena was born in Pueblo on May 17, 1912, to the union of Cosmo and Rose Griesan. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ann Hagedohm of Los Angeles, Calif.; son-in-law, George Pavlin of Pueblo; and her husband, Lester M. Clark, March 19, 1982, whom she married during WWII. She is survived by her children; Nick (Nancy) Griesan, Linda Pavlin, of Pueblo, Larry (Cinda) Clark, of Loveland; grandchildren, Don (Kim) Pavlin, of Highlands Ranch, Deanna (Eric) Westerby of Pueblo West, Nick Griesan of Pueblo, and Khalid (Shuah) Aziz of Fort Collins; great-grandchild, Naeem Aziz; brothers, Pat (Lola) Griesan, Frank (Sharon) Griesan of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In Lena's younger days, she worked at the Colorado State Hospital. Visitation, 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. No graveside services.

Clark, Lester M.
Lester M. Clark – Pueblo Chieftain – March 21, 1982 - Lester M. Clark passed away March 19, 1982, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Clark was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, retired employee of C.F. &I. (crane man) since July 1975 and a veteran of WWII, U.S. Army Air Corp. Survived by widow, Lena L. Clark of family home; daughter, Linda (George) Pavlin, Pueblo; son, Larry D. (Cinda) Clark, Loveland; stepson, Nick (Nancy) Griesan, Pueblo; two brothers, LaVan Clark, Cullom, Ill., Keith Clark, Bloomington, Ill., three grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Service 2 p.m. Monday, March 22, 1982, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Park Hill Christian Academy.

Clark, Lonne D.
Lonne D. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1987 - Lonne D. Clark passed away Thursday, June 25, 1987. Survived by several pieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Raymond J. Clark, in 1970. Longtime Pueblo resident, having been active as a Blue Lady at Parkview Hospital for many years. Member of the Ascension Episcopal Church and Pueblo Chapter 7, OES. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Fred J. Johson officiating. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers, and those who desire may contribute to the Ascension Episcopal Church Memorial Fund through the funeral home office.

Clark, Margaret
Margaret Brownrigg Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1987 - Margaret Brownrigg Clark, 78, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1987, at her home in Trinidad. Margaret was a member of Order of Eastern Star and United Presbyterian Church of Trinidad. She is survived by her husband, James of Trinidad; daughter, Shirley (George) Mason of Santa Anna, Calif.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Mauney, brother, Robert C. Brownrigg, and sister-in-law, Margaret Brownrigg, all of Trinidad. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1987, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leonard Goering officiating, followed by interment at Masonic Cemetery.

Clark, Mary E.
Mary E. Clark – Huerfano World – February 14, 2002 - Mary E. Clark, 83, of La Veta, died Feb. 12, 2002. Survived by her husband, William M. Clark; sons, Ben Nuanes and Felix T. Nuanes; Six grandchildren, seven-great grandchildren and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her first husband, Bennie T. Nuanes, in 1972; a son, William, and daughter, Alice. Funeral mass, 2 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church in La Veta. Burial, La Veta Cemetery.

Clark, Merle S.
Merle S. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2001 - Passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001. He was born Nov. 9, 1909, in Castile, N.Y., to Hazel and Elmer Clark. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Betty, and his eight children, David R., Phillip F., Stanley M., Alan J., Lyle I., Wayne K., Carl G. Clark and Louise H. Erickson; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was a Master Mason for over 50 years. He retired from Government Service as a purchasing and contracting officer. Merle served in the Army before World War II in Western New York and Panama. He had resided in Pueblo since 1973. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel.

Clark, Minnie
Mrs. Minnie Clark - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – October 1972 – Mrs. Minnie A. Clark, 77, of 2525 G 3/8 Road, a resident of Grand Junction since 1924, died at 4:17 p.m. Monday [October 9, 1972] in Palisades Nursing Home. She had been a patient for two years. She was the widow of John Clark, who died Sept. 24, 1957. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Born Minnie Fennell on April 12, 1895, at Greenhorn, Colo., she spent her childhood on the Eastern Slope. The Clarks were married at Walsenburg on Jan. 3, 1911. They lived in Denver and Collbran before moving to Grand Junction. Surviving are three sons, Jack of Grand Junction, Robert of Anchorage, Alaska, and James of Woodland, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Patterson of Cedaredge, Mrs. Russell Grant, Mrs. Frank Mercer and Mrs. Robert Grant, all of Grand Junction; two brothers, and two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Lizzie Stites of Grand Junction; 19 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Clark, Nellie
Nellie Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1980 - Nellie Clark, 86, Fowler resident for the past 75 years, died Aug. 9, 1980, Pioneers Memorial Hospital, Rocky Ford. Survived by one daughter, Imogene Stover; one grandson, Clark Stover, and three great-grandchildren, all of Fowler. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1980 - Funeral services for Nellie Mae Hutton Clark of Fowler will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the First Christian Church with burial in Fowler Cemetery. Mrs. Clark died Aug. 9, 1980, in Pioneers Memorial Hospital, Rocky Ford, where she had been admitted earlier in the day. She was born Dec. 4, 1893, in Eureka, Kan., and was married to Oscar G. Clark Dec. 11, 1912, in La Junta. They homesteaded in the South Canyon area southwest of Fowler in 1912 and later sold their land to the Hart family. They lived in the Omer community for several years and in Manzanola before moving to Fowler. Clark died in 1951. She was a lifetime member of the Christian Church, had been a member of Royal Neighbors since 1929 and was a member of Rebekah Lodge of Fowler. Surviving are her daughter, Imogene Stover of Fowler, a grand-son, three great-grandchildren and a sister.

Clark, Norma
Norma Clark – Mancos Times-Tribune – February 22, 1918 – Struck by an automobile driven by a woman on Seventh street in Walsenburg, Mrs. Henry Clark of Trinidad, was seriously injured and Norma, her four-year-old daughter, killed.

Clark, Opal E.
Opal E. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 1987 - Opal E. Clark, 3120 Denver Blvd., June 4, 1987. Wife of George E. Clark, who passed away Nov. 26, 1965. Mother of Emery E. Clark, of the family home, Newton R. (Carole R.) Clark, Littleton, and Mary I. Anderson, Tulsa, Okla. Also survived by four grandchildren. Mrs. Clark was a member of PERA and the FOE Ladies Auxiliary 145. She taught in School District 60 for more than 25 years and also taught in several other school districts throughout Eastern Colorado. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn.

Clark, Rachel Ann
Rachel Ann Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1986 - Rachel Ann Clark, late of 111 W. 12th St., died Aug. 8, 1986, at her home. Survived by her sister, Margaret Schmelski, Peoria, Ill.; a niece, Linda Blazis, Pueblo; and a nephew, Jim Howat, Cape Coral, Fla. Also survived by numerous other nieces and nephews. Born Oct. 22, 1896, in Yale, Kan. Mrs. Clark served as assistant pastor and youth director for nine years at Central Christian Church in Peoria before moving to Pueblo in 1944. She also worked as a nurse at Parkview Episcopal Hospital and the Pueblo Clinic, and also served as assistant pastor at Central Christian and Park Hill churches and as chaplain of the Railroad Retirees. Past president of Women's Coordinate Council, Altrusa Club, Christian Business and Professional Club, prayer adviser of Women's Christian Council, active member of Altrusa, Christian Business and Professional Women's clubs. Preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Clark, Nov. 21, 1981, and sister-in-law, Myrtle Clark Hollingshead, April 9, 1985. Mr. and Mrs. Clark were married Jan. 22, 1926. Service, 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with Dr. Charles Whitmer officiating. Interment, Farmington, Ill., on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church.

Clark, Raymond
Raymond Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2005 - Raymond Clark, 89 formerly of Pueblo West, died July 11, 2005 at Rockwell, Iowa. He worked 1975- 1980 for Pueblo West Metro District. Survivors include wife, Frances of Rockwell and Children, John (Pat) Schroder of Brainerd, Minn., Elaine (Joe) Matykiewicz of Pueblo West, Dennis (Marlys) Clark of Fertile, Minn., Virginia (Don) Hulsing of Rockwell, Iowa, Arland (M.M.) Clark of Spearfish, S.D. He was a caring Husband, Father, Grandfather and a Gentleman.

Clark, Rex
Rex Clark - La Junta Tribune-Democrat - November 19, 2003 - Funeral services for Rex Clark, 79, of Karval, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Karval School. Burial will follow the service in the Karval Cemetery. He died Nov. 14, 2003. Mr. Clark was born March 10, 1924, on the family homestead in Kim to Daniel Houston and Rose Zella (Goodwin) Clark. He was one of 11 children. He began working with cattle and horses at a very early age. However, his love was for the puppies he was always bringing home. He attended Western State College in Gunnison. He accepted Christ at the age of 13 at a church youth camp in Stonewall. He attended a community church and later the United Methodist Church in Blue Cliff, Colo. He married Betty Alberta Mosher on Nov. 21, 1949, in Santa Fe, N.M. They lived two miles east of Karval near his sister Oleta and her family. In the spring of 1951 they moved to their Karval home. Mr. Clark was a rancher and his ranching business grew from good management skills. Perhaps the love of the land and good conservation practices are attributed to his Cherokee heritage. He was a founding member of the Prairie Soil Conservation District in 1964 and was chairman of the board for 39 years. He was a Lincoln County Commissioner, a member of the Lincoln County Stockmen, the Farm Bureau, the Karval Community Building Board, Karval Water Users Board and a 4-H leader for the Karval, Hugo and Kountry Kids Clubs. He like helping children learn about the land and enjoyed guiding tours of little people learning about the environment and conservation practices. He supported the Karval School and was always present at the ball games, concerts, plays and other activities. He enjoyed the life and lifestyle he lived. In July, he was still riding horses and rounding up cattle with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Betty of Karval, daughters Connie (Tom) Pfost of Falcon, Cynthia (Larry) Leonard of Karval, sons Clinton (Cathleen) Clark of Karval, Cody (Dianne) Clark of Karval, grandchildren Tanya, Lann, Levi, Jennifer, Zane, Jamie, Jake, Amanda, Caleb, Ashley, Chelsey, Sarah, Abigail and Hannah, seven great-grandchildren Kohl, Madison, Gillian, Rex, Coy, Codi and Kiya, sisters Exa Tabor of Boise, Idaho, Louise Rose of Tijeras, N.M., Dessie Jeanette Carter of Dalhart, Texas, brother Kenneth (Betty) Clark of Fowler as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, LaVerne Burner, Lorene Clark, Oleta Yoder, D.H. Clark, Otto Clark and Voy Clark. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Karval Volunteer Fire Department or to the Karval Ambulance Fund. Love Funeral Home of Limon is in charge of arrangements.

Clark, Robert E.
Robert E. Clark – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel – April 2003 - Robert E. Clark, 74, Anchorage, Alaska, died April 13, 2003. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens. Mr. Clark was a retired newspaper printer. Survivors include his wife, Ida; two stepsons, David Wilkinson of Palm Springs, Calif., and Wayne Wilkinson of Anchorage; four daughters, Tanna Carrico and Vikki Hicks, both of Grand Junction, Kathi Apted of Anchorage and Kim Birr of Grand Junction; one brother, Jim of Springfield, Ore.; three sisters, Audrey Grant, Dorthy Grant and Gertrude Mercer, all of Grand Junction; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions to Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, Groundskeeping Fund, 2830 Road D, Grand Junction 81501. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel - April 2003 – Robert “Bob” Edward Clark – July 23, 1928 to April 13, 2003 – Bob's journey began in Colorado. He was born to John Wesley and Minnie (Fennell) Clark on July 23, 1928. He attended school in Mesa County and Wilmington, Calif. Bob was a very patriotic man. He joined the U. S. Army in 1948, and was on an anti-tank gun crew. He was honorably discharged in March, 1948, with a WW II Victory medal and Army of Occupation medal. Bob was also a typesetter for The Daily Sentinel for many years. On August 23, 1948, he married Dolly Armerette Inskeep. Together they had four daughters: Tanna (Ted) Carrico, Vikki (Jerry) Hicks, Kim (Elm) Birr, all of Grand Junction, and Kathi (Dan) Apted of Anchorage, Alaska. Bob was definitely a man's man. He could have lived in a log cabin, that would have been his dream. He loved camping, hunting, fishing, prospecting for gold, telling ghost stories, and pulling pranks. His best adventure was when he went to Alaska and Canada for six months and panned for gold. Unknown to him (we think), he had jumped someone's claim. The Royal Canadian Mounties really frowned on that. We thought dad might be gone for longer than six months, but he was able to talk his way out of trouble. Unfortunately, he lost quite a bit of gold. He then decided that fishing and hunting were better hobbies to pursue. In 1972, he moved his family “North to Alaska” where he had the time of his life. They lived in a Quonset hut and had moose in the yard. Life couldn't get any better for him. Two years after Dolly passed away, he met and married Ida Wilkenson. Ida told him that his life would never be boring with her. She was right. Together they owned a commercial fishing boat and used it every chance they got. Life was good. Bob and Ida also converted a PT boat into a fishing boat. He really enjoyed working on that boat. After a few years they sold the boats, and decided to do some traveling. They had more air miles than they could count. Bob and Ida made sure that they divided their time equally between their combined families. They spent six months in Grand Junction and six months in Anchorage. Bob really enjoyed his family, especially the 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. His face would light up every time one of them walked into the room. Bob always talked about finding the iron door with the gold bricks behind it. The last few years of his life, he became more spiritual. He wanted his Bible with him at all times. In Revelations, it tells about the New Jerusalem being the Heavenly City and in Revelations 21:21 the twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each individual gate was of one pearl and the street of the city was pure gold – like transparent glass. Eureka, he found it! We love and miss you Dad. Other survivors include his three sisters, Audrey Grant, Dorothey Grant, and Gertrude Mercer, all of Grand Junction. Bob was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois and Margaret; and one brother, Jack. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18th, at Memorial Gardens in Grand Junction. Pastor Dan Hooper officiating.

Clark, Samuel Kelly
Samuel Kelly Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1935 - Samuel Kelly Clark, 65, 821 East Tenth street, resident of Pueblo 32 years, at family home Friday morning. Husband of Gertrude Clark, father of Dr. Raymond J. Clark, Hot Springs, S. D., Dr. Garry E. Clark, Fowler, Colo., and Dr. Darwin A. Clark, Pueblo. Brother of T. G. Clark, Stone City. Services Rouch chapel Monday 2:30 p.m. To Roselawn.

Clark, Silas J.
Silas J. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 1904 - Founder of Clark's Well Dies at Ripe Old Age - Pueblo Pioneer Who Bored First Artesian - Silas J. Clark, one of the oldest pioneers of Pueblo, died at his home, 17 Block U, at 9 o'clock last night after a continued illness of a complication of diseases. He was 87 years, 7 months and 29 days of age at the time of his death. For the past 24 years he has been prominently identified with the upbuilding of Pueblo and was considered one of the principal factors in the city's growth. Silas J. Clark was born in Union Village, Washington County, New York, May 7, 1816. He was of Puritan Scotch decent and many of his ancestors stepped foot on American soil from the deck of the Mayflower. During his earlier years he removed with his parents to Detroit and spent the greater part of his boyhood days there and in Chicago, both then being little more than villages. At the age of 29 years he was married to Miss Lorene Stebbins, of Mosiertown, Pa. From his early youth Mr. Clark showed exceptional business proclivities and each one of his business dealings was pushed to completion with great sagacity. During his earlier years he engaged successfully in the dry goods business, but finally entered the oil fields of Pennsylvania, where his dealings were practically all brought to a successful climax. In 1873 he came west and engaged in the mining business in Clear Creek County where he secured some of the most valuable mining properties in the state. The following year he moved his family to Denver and for six years prosecuted his mining deals from that point. But the oil fever was so strong in his veins that it was not long before he began to look around for an oil location. His experience in the oil fields of Pennsylvania led him to believe that oil existed in this country and he decided to sink a well. Pueblo, which was then a town of about 6,000 or 7,000 inhabitants, was chosen as the proper location and he began drilling on the site of the now famous Clark wells. This was during the latter part of the year 1879 and about the first of January 1880 water was struck in the well. This, however, was not what he wanted and he kept sinking the drill to such a depth that he finally discovered that there was no oil to be found there. This was the first artesian well drilled west of the Missouri river. The discovery that the water contained medicinal properties was by accident. One of the drillers working on the well was one day seized with a severe kidney trouble and for several days he suffered greatly from this disease. When the water was struck, the man who was afflicted with the kidney trouble began drinking it, though the others did not, as they said it was not palatable. After drinking the water continually for a short time the man with the kidney trouble was entirely cured. Some of the other drillers became afflicted with disorders of some kind or other, and they, too, began drinking the water with the result that they were also cured. This led Mr. Clark to investigate the ingredients of the water and he finally discovered that it was highly charged with mineral and medicinal properties. The first bath house on the site where the large and commodious sanitarium now stands was built about June 1, 1880. It was patronized by the residents of the city, but not very extensively. In 1884 the old bath house was remodeled and steam fixtures were put in. The well then became known throughout the state and was visited by many afflicted with rheumatism and other diseases of the system and finally became known far and near as the Mecca for all troubled with rheumatism, kidney trouble and various other diseases. The well is now famous throughout the west, and a few years ago a large modern sanitarium was built. About six years ago, being old and rather broken in health, Mr. Clark decided to sell the well and retire from active business life. C K Wolfe bought a half interest and the son of Mr. Clark, 0. E. Clark, are now the proprietors of the well and sanitarium. Mr. Clark is survived by three living children, all living in Pueblo; Mrs. Florence L. Underhill, living at 67 Block, O. R Clark, 218 West Abriendo avenue and Silas Clark Jr., of 17 Block U. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet. In remembrance our founder, who recognized the value of our precious water, we reprint his obituary as it appeared in the Pueblo Chieftain January 7, 1904. Paid for by Clark Spring Water Co. 319 Clark St. Pueblo, CO 81003.

Clark, Velma E.
Velma E. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2005 - Velma E. Clark, 89, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away May 3, 2005. Velma was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Wood County, Ohio. She moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1937, when she married her late husband, Clyde. In 1974, they moved to Colorado City, Colo., where they lived for 20 years. In 1994, they moved to Pueblo. She was a lifelong homemaker, and a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Pueblo. Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Anna Leking; husband, Clyde; brothers, Raymond and Dale. She is survived by her son, Thomas; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Dean) Robbins, Scot (Tracie), Glenn Clark and Robin Clark; five great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Leking; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, King of Kings Lutheran Church. Inurnment will follow at Colorado City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO., 81005.

Clark, Vern F.
Vern F. Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2004 - Vern F. Clark, 84, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at the Fuente de Vida at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Vern is preceded in death by his six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Clark; children, Susan Kay (Ed) Swafford, Cynthia (Donnie) Springer, Mitch Clark and Patrick Clark; two grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Clark. Vern served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and he was shipped to Tinian with the B-29 bomber group for 18 months. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed woodcarving and golf. A private memorial service will be held. The family requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Vern's name.

Clark, William C.
William C. Clark – Rocky Mountain News – February 5, 1922 - William C. Clark died on February 3rd, at the home of his son, Lester Clark, 3139 High Street. He was 63 years old. Mr. Clark came to Colorado in 1869, settling at the foot of the Spanish Peaks. In the heart of Ute territory, he gained a knowledge of the life of the red men, unique even among the pioneers of early Colorado days. Early in the 90s Mr. Clark moved to Aurora, and, though out of the city at odd times, made his home there. Rocky Mountain News – February 5, 1922 - William C. Clark, aged 63 years late, of 3139 High Street, beloved husband of Mrs. Sarah B. Clark. Funeral services will be held at the Yeager Funeral Church today at 3 p.m. Internment will follow at Fairmount.

Clarke, Ellsworth O.
Ellsworth O. “Matt” Clarke - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2001 - Ellsworth O. “Matt” Clarke, 82, passed away April 6, 2001. He was the proprietor of Matt's Gasoline Pump Repair Service. He is survived by his wife, Vivian, whom he married Oct. 6, 1946, in Tulsa, Okla. Survived by his children, Michael (Marilyn) Clarke and Gayle Wilcox; grandchildren, Mike, Jeremy, Shylo, David, Madeline, Nathan and Abigail; and great-grandchildren, Daniel and Natalie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Railroading and Good Sams Club. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Those who wish may make memorials to the Alzheimer's Association.

Clarke, Frederick A.
Frederick Austin Clark - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Frederick Austin Clark, 81, passed away April 22, 2001. Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Hicks, Colo. He graduated from Aguilar High School in 1938. Later he served in the armed forces during WWII, where he received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, the American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Purple Heart. He retired as a foreman from Broderick and Gibbons. Preceded in death by parents, Austin and Bessie Clark; and loving wife of 54 years, Josephine Clark. Survived by children, Beverly (John) Musso, Austin (Julie) Clark, Jamelea (Alan) Thorson; grandchildren, Mark and Gina Musso, Michelle and Chris Weidner, Kaelan and Collin Thorson, Samuel Clark; great-grandchild, Brittany Musso; brothers and sisters, Myrtle (Gene) Ayers, Herb (Ada) Clark, Carrie Ellen (Attilo) Menegatti, Arthur (Charlotte) Clark; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glenn and Angelina Springer, Fiore and Pearl Andreatta; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends and family at the home of John and Beverly Musso.

Clarke, Georgia May
Georgia May Clarke - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2002 - Passed away March 17, 2002, in Pueblo. She was born April 8, 1923, in Pueblo to Roy and Irene Clarke and had been a lifetime resident. Her survivors include her sister, Helene Diggs, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2002, in the Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Randy Wilcher, of the First Congregational Church, officiating.

Clarke, John
John Clarke – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 15, 1874 – John Clarke, aged 32 years, died in Del Norte on the 31st of August last.  He is said to have a ranch on the Fontaine, near Woodbury.

Clarke, Norman Raymond
Norman Raymond Clarke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2004 - Norman Raymond "Stormin' Norman" Clarke, 73. Born Sept. 1, 1932, passed away Oct. 9, 2004. Survived by his wife, Karron Mazur; children, Becky (Albert) Bisbee, Alan (Pat) Clarke, Shauna Hausman and Lori (Ed Gordon) Clarke; stepchildren, Melissa Mazur, Keith Mazur and Jeffry (Sherry) Mazur; grandchildren, Mindy (Eric), Brianne, Patrick, Luke, Joey and Kayla; sisters, Shirley McGee, Wanda (Joe Colletti) Parker and Raedell (Louie) Garbiso; brother, Darrell (Leila) Clarke; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Edith Clarke; and sister, Martha Benesch. Norman retired from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department after 41 years of service. He was dedicated to the safety of the public, the environment and wildlife in the state of Colorado. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was truly a legend in his own time. At his request, cremation. A memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Beulah Community Center. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department in his memory.

Clarkson, Thomas L.
Thomas L. Clarkson – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – The body of Thomas L. Clarkson will be forwarded today by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Fairview, Okla.

Clasby, Jack L.
Jack L. Clasby - Rocky Mountain News - March 23, 1994 - Jack L. Clasby, 63, of Manitou Springs died Feb. 27. Services were March 3 at Manitou Springs Community Church, with burial in Crystal Valley Cemetery in Manitou Springs. Mr. Clasby was born March 16, 1930, in Pueblo. He was a 30-year veteran of law enforcement in Colorado. He had worked as a police officer and police chief in Manitou Springs and was chief of police in Englewood from 1964 to 1975. He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, president of the Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Association and had been a computer operator for the Colorado and National Crime Information Computer networks. He served in the Army in 1947-1950 and was active in many community organizations including the Englewood and Canon City Elks lodges and Englewood and Woodland park Kiwanis clubs. He received the Kiwanis International Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Community Service. Survivors include his wife, Beverly; four sons, Dwain of Jefferson, Jerry of Littleton, Ken of Colorado Springs and Gary of Pueblo; two daughters, Linda Vannort of Cuchara and Marcia Pappas of Loveland; four brothers, Dwain and Nate of Canon City, Fred of Medford, Ore., and Glenn of Divide; four sisters, Arloween Hopkinson of Newcastle, Calif., Sally Griffin of Sacramento, Calif., Yvonne Edwards of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Lela Ness of Pueblo; and six grandchildren. Contributions: Colorado Law Enforcement Association, 8725 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood 80215.

Clason, Agnes E.
Agnes E. (Bachik) Clason - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1999 - Agnes E. (Bachik) Clason, affectionately known as "Aggie," passed away Dec. 25, 1999. Aggie was born to the union of Mary and George Bachik on Oct. 5, 1916. She was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary and Holy Family Parish. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Willis H. Clason, and sister, Ann Simonich. Survived by her children, Tommy (Marlene) Clason, Longmont, Colo., and Bill (Alice) Clason, Pueblo; four grandchildren, Mike Clason, Lisa Kunkel, Brian and Kristen Clason; four great-grandchildren; brothers, George Bachik and Edward Bachik; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 1440 Beulah Avenue following the services.

Clason, Glen E.
Glen E. Clason - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 1987 - Glen E. Clason, June 7, 1987. Husband of Wilma Clason. Father of Gail P. (Shirley) Clason, Grass Valley, Calif.; Raymond C. Clason, Pueblo; and Master Sgt. Richard L. (Mary) Clason, USAF, Germany. Grandfather of Cheryl, Deborah, Robin, James, Tiffany and Joshua. Great-grandfather of Christopher. Survived also by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by a son, two brothers, his mother and father. Mr. Clason was a member of Bethel Methodist Church, the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees and the Rio Grande Veterans Club. He was employed as a railroad ticket agent at the Pueblo Union Depot, retiring in 1971. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Phil Green Jr. Interment, Mountain View. Please omit food and flowers; gifts may be made in his memory to Bethel Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Clason, Jerry
Jerry Clason - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1999 - Jerry Clason passed away Aug. 16, 1999. Survived by wife, Nancy Clason-sister, Faye Wood, and children, Raylene (Dave), Les (Cheryl), Dorothy, Joe (Yvonne) and Edith (Steve). Grandpa to eight grandkids. Funeral services at 10a.m. Friday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 401 Broadway, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dialysis Center.

Clason, Nancy Ann
Nancy Ann Clason - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2005 - Nancy Ann Clason of Pueblo, went to be with her family in heaven on June 29, 2005. Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Jerry Clason; and her baby brother, Cooper. She is survived by her five children, Raylene (David), Leslie (Cheryl), Dorothy, Joe (Yvonne), Edith (Steve); and many grandchildren. Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who is sadly missed by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed by her loving puppy, Doxy. She will miss the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Sisters Post 3641. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to the family to help with expenses. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2005, in the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Reception will be at VFW Hall at 201 E. Adams.

Clason, Richard L.
Master Sgt. Richard L. Clason - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2002 - Age 53, born Dec. 29, 1948, passed away Feb. 16, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Survived by his children, Tiffany (Adam) Hacker and Joshua Clason; mother, Wilma Clason; and brother, Ray Clason. He is predeceased by his father, Glen Clason; and brothers, Gail and James Clason. Richard was a graduate of Pueblo East High School. He was a retired Master Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force. He was a very loving father. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in his memory.

Clason, Wilma Rae
Wilma Rae Clason - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2006 - Wilma Rae Clason, 84, passed away July 23, 2006, at her home in Mustang, Okla. She was born March 22, 1922, in White Rock, Colo., to E.B. and Florence (Beaman) Smith. She moved with her family to Colorado Springs as a child and lived there until adulthood. Most of her adult life was spent in Pueblo, Colo. She moved to Mustang, Okla., a year ago to be near her family. She worked in the medical profession before retiring several years ago and was an active member of St. Mary Church parish. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen; sons, James, Gail and Richard. She is survived by son, Raymond (Nancy) Clason of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, Norman Smith, Pueblo; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services, St. Mary Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Clawson, Doris Nelcine
Doris Nelcine Clawson – Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2004 - Doris Nelcine Clawson, 82, passed away May 3, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Clawson. Doris was a lifetime member of Faith United Methodist Church. At her request, cremation with a memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 1157 W. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Clawson, William E.
William E. Clawson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1987 - William E. Clawson, a lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 11, 1987. Mr. Clawson was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 31, Southern Colorado Consistory and York Rite Bodies. He retired from the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Doris Clawson, of the family home; two sons, Dale (Joanne) Clawson, Russ (Kathy) Clawson; and six grandchildren, Dalene (Blake) Brueggman, Terry Clawson, Kim Clawson, Kari Clawson, Ricky Clawson and Jeffrey Clawson. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran of the Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to Faith United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

Clawson, William Russell
William Russell Clawson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2006 - William Russell Clawson passed away Dec. 31, 2005. He was born in Pueblo on June 8, 1946, to William E. and Doris N. Clawson. He grew up in Pueblo, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Grand Junction, Colo. He returned to Pueblo in 1964 and studied art education at Southern Colorado State College until he enlisted in the Air Force, serving from July 16, 1969, to July 15, 1975. As a young man, Russ was employed as an advertising manager at local stores. He was employed by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad for 13 years, before taking a buy-out in 1987. He completed a degree in occupational therapy and was employed by several companies as a rehab therapist. He taught briefly at PCC for the Occupational Therapy Department, then accepted a rehab position with the Fort Lyon VA Hospital. Russ retired from the VA in 2000 due to health problems. Russ was an exceptional artist and will be remembered for his paintings, sculptures, his great wit and sense of humor and his love of pets. He also loved fishing and nature in general as well as collecting guns. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Doris Nelcine Miller Clawson. He is survived by his children, Kimberly (Nathan) Wilk, Pueblo, Kari (Troy) Nigh, Avondale, Colo., Richard Mullenex and Jeffrey Clawson, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael and Sarah Wilk and Tanner and Dustin Nigh, all of Pueblo; brother, Lewis Dale Clawson, Grand Junction, Colo.; niece, Dalene Brueggeman, Grand Junction; and his nephew, Terry Clawson of Colorado Springs. Cremation with a memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Donations in Russ' memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Clay, Dorothy N.
Dorothy N. Clay - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 17, 1999 - Dorothy N. Clay, 90, a Colorado Springs resident, died March 13, 1999, in Mancos. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Clay was born Sept. 9, 1908, in Walsenburg. She was married Aug. 20, 1930, to Paul M. Clay, who is deceased. She is survived by two sons, Drs. Donald Wayne Clay and James Paul Clay; a daughter, Mrs. Janelle Ellis; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in care of Congregational Care Home Department, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

Clay, George H.
George H. Clay – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 2, 1875 – Died in Pueblo, on the 25th inst., at the residence of M. Kinney, George H. Clay, aged 60 years.

Clay, George M.
George M. Clay - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 10, 1878 - George M. Clay, who was killed at Garland a few days since was, we are informed, a grandson of Henry Clay.

Clay, James D.
James D. Clay - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Age 85, passed away Feb. 6, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife, Thelma I. Clay; and daughter, Susan Clay Ralphs. Survived by his son, Thomas D. Clay, Pueblo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Clay was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Pueblo, and was an assessor for the Pueblo County Assessors Office at his retirement. At his request there will be no viewing or service. Private entombment, Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum.

Clay, John
John Clay – Yuma Pioneer – July 8, 1910 – Because he refused to drink with him Lucas Trujillo Monday night shot and killed John Clay in a saloon at Jansen.

Clay, Rosemary
Rosemary Clay – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 2006 - Rosemary Clay, 81, passed away the evening of Oct. 10, 2006. Survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Walter E. Clay; and children, Rickard Clay, Boulder, Colo., DeLayne Clay, Pueblo, Fredrick (Stephanie) Clay, N.C., and Mardi (Rick) Clay-Mutz, Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Rosemary's family expresses their appreciation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their help through this journey.

Clay, Thomas D.
Thomas D. Clay - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2003 - Thomas D. Clay, died Dec. 13, 2002 after a short illness. Born in Pueblo, Colo. August 7, 1940. Raised and lived part of his life in Oakland Calif. He was a bricklayer and truck driver for BB & KK trucking until retiring in 2001. He is survived by wife Joan, Pueblo, 2 sons, Shawn, Pueblo and Jeffery, Citrus Heights, Calif. Also 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by father, James D. in February 2002 and mother Thelma (Hughs) 1989 and sister Susan Clay Ralphs. Memorial Service will be Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Imperial Gardens.

Claymon, Anna
Anna Claymon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 1999 - Anna Claymon died April 7, 1999, in Pueblo. She was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Amherst, Colo., and is survived by daughters, Lavada (Roy) Brock of Pueblo and Rogene (Al) Killen of Johnstown, Colo. - stepdaughter, Jean (J.K.) Johnson of Texas- two sisters, two brothers- four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Claymon in 1991 and a daughter, Nola Ornelas. Viewing at Wilson-Andrews Chapel, Friday, April 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with graveside services for interment following at 1:30 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery. After the services, family will receive friends at the St. John Lutheran Church, 790 Greydene, Canon City. Those wishing may make contributions to the St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 790 Greydene, Canon City, 8121

Claypool, Wilbur D.
Wilbur D. Claypool - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2000 - Wilbur D. Claypool, age 65, of Lamar, Colo., died Sept. 16, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000. Burial in the Eads Cemetery, Eads, Colo.. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to the charity of choice.

Clayton, John William
John William "Billy" Clayton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2000 - John William "Billy" Clayton died after a long illness on April 29, 2000. Billy was born to John O. and Molly K. Clayton on July 23, 1922, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Survived by his brother, Lewis A. (Reina) Clayton; nieces, Lynn M. (Tom) Palmer and Pamela S. (Tom) Florczak, all of Pueblo; nephew, Patric R. (Elizabeth) Benavidz, Colorado Springs; grand nephews, Corey R. Staples, Denver, Zeb Clayton and Tony Trujillo, both of Pueblo; and 13 cousins residing in Central, Kan. Billy is also survived by a good friend of over 60 years, George Douglas. Preceded in death by his nephew, Eugene L. Clayton. Billy worked at the old YMCA during the 1940s and '50s, then at the Lake Avenue Baptist Church for 18 years. He then resided at the Four Seasons Nursing Home, which became Westwind Nursing Home, for the last 20 years. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Clayton, Mr.
Mr. Clayton - Colorado Daily Chieftain - November 19, 1874 - Alderman Hayslip received a telegram on Wednesday bringing the melancholy intelligence that two gentlemen named Clayton and Slate, relatives of his, the former who resided at Nevada, Col., and the latter near Golden, were murdered while on a hunting expedition on the Platte, near Greeley.

Clayton, Reina R.
Reina R. Clayton - Pueblo Chieftain – September 01, 2006 - Reina R. Clayton, 77, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 29, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Reina was born to Fermin and Lorenza Tafoya on Sept. 29, 1928. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, J. Mike Tafoya; stepson, Eugene Clayton; and brother-in-law, Billy Clayton. Reina was a vibrant, outgoing person who loved life. She touched deeply the lives of her family, friends and co-workers. Those she came into contact with often described her as a "classy lady." She dedicated many years to the Girl Scout Council of America. Reina retired from the Pueblo Police Department in 1985. Her dedication to the community lived on as a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 10 years. Reina leaves behind her husband, Lewis Clayton; brother, Dennis "Boone" Tafoya; son, Patric (Liz) Benavidz; stepdaughters, Lynn (Tom) Palmer and Pamela (Tom) Florezak; grandchildren, Dawn (Lynn) Fuchs, Gary Benavidz, Corey Staples, Tony Trujillo and Zeb Clayton; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Carter Fuchs; nephews, Gary Lee (Shirley) Tafoya, Jeff Tafoya, Jon (Nancy) Tafoya; nieces, Debbie (Merk) Manzel, Dani Rene Williams, Reina (Ernie) Carrasco, Jana (James) Warren; and sister-in-law, Betty Sue Tafoya; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews. Also survived by special devoted friends of 45 years, Sandy and Jerry Gatewood; and adopted daughter, Joanne Weiser and her children, Sissy and Christy. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, located at 14th and Main, with Deacon Steve Lumbert officiating. Following the service, Lew will receive friends and relatives at 678 S. McCulloch, in Pueblo West and Patric will receive friends and relatives at Ianne's Whiskey Ridge, located at 4333 Thatcher Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lupus Support Group or volunteer staff of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, through the funeral home.

Clayton, Ruth F.
Ruth F. (Worrell) Clayton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1999 - Ruth F. (Worrell) Clayton, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in Sun City, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Clayton Jr. She is survived by sons, Michael W. (Ethelene) Clayton, Pasco, Wash., and Charles R. (Debbie) Clayton, Pueblo; grandchildren, Danette N. Clayton and Nathan M. Clayton, Pasco; and brother, Robert Worrell, Palisade, Colo. Ruth was an active 50-year member of Pueblo Unit No. 7 of the O.E.S. She also was very active in the Pink Lady Program at Parkview Hospital, putting in many hours to help ease the pain and discomfort of others. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Lung Association.



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