The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Clegg, Jason D.
Jason D. Clegg - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 2, 2007 - Jason D. Clegg, 35, was taken from us too early on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 9:45 A.M. Jason was born June 30, 1972 in Hawaiian Gardens, California. He had been a resident of Colorado for five years and worked as an H-Vac Tech, but his passion was art and poetry. Jason was a beautiful person, a loving son, brother and uncle and the best of a friend. He is survived by his mother, Kathy Rose Lindemann, of Pueblo; father, Chris Clegg of Tucker, Georgia; brother, David Clegg and sister, Katrina Lindemann both of Fountain, Colorado; two nephews, Jacob and Riley Clegg and three nieces, Breanna, Savannah and Jewels. Jason will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Visitation will be Friday, August 3, 2007 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel, 1830 E. Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado with Funeral Services to follow at 5:00 P.M. Inurnment will be Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Clemen, Ralph N.
Ralph N. Clemen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1987 - Ralph N. Clemen passed away Aug. 24, 1987. Father of Cynthia Clemen of Pueblo and brother of Cletus Clemen, Dyersville, Iowa; Lawrence Clemen, Gerald Clemen, Antoinette Clemen, Dorothy Schuster and Rosemary Hird, all of Dubuque, Iowa; and Cloetta Riniker of Masonville, Iowa. Preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Maroney, Agnes Clemen and Leona Clemen. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Clemen was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Pueblo Elks Lodge 90. He retired from the boiler shop at the CF&I in 1975. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Concluding services and interment, Dyersville, Iowa.

Clemens, Anton A.
Anton A. (Tack) Clemens - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1986 - Anton A. (Tack) Clemens, age 74, lifetime Pueblo resident, died unexpectedly April 13, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mollie J. Clemens, Pueblo; daughter, Rose Marie (Michael J.) Regan, Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael J. (Karen) Regan III, Denver; Robert A. (Brenda) Regan, Craig; Mary Beth (Edward J.) Posa, Pueblo; and Susan J. Swick, Pueblo. Also survived by brother, Frank Clemens, Pueblo; sisters, Kate Muzzio, Josephine (Rudy) Yudnich, Rose (Bill) Kochevar, of Pueblo; and Ann Lawson, Denver; brother-in-law, Mark W. (Elizabeth) Radkovic, Northridge, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Sakaley, Washington D.C. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive. Predeceased by daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth A. and George J. Swick in 1973. Mr. and Mrs. Clemens celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on March 17, 1986. Mr. Clemens retired from the CF&I in 1973 with 37 years of service, supervisor Wire Mill drawing room. He was a member of the CF&I Retirees Club, Elks Lodge No. 3611 of Florence, and the Fin and Feather Club. He was a lifetime avid fisherman and hunter; devoted to his family and friends. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of the Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday with Father Paul Mendrick officiating. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to CAPD Unit St. Mary-Corwin Hospital through the funeral home office. Family may be contacted at 2101E. Routt Ave.

Clemens, C. N.
C.N. "Bud" Clemens - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1998 - C.N. Bud" Clemens, 90, passed away Dec. 25, 1998. Survived by his children, Donna (Lloyd) Eitemiller of Pueblo and Jerry (Arline) Clemens of Scottsbluff, Neb. - brother, Bob (Betty Lou) Clemens of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho- six grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends, including Janet Lawson of Sidney, Neb. Preceded in death by his wife of nearly 65 years, Mary Ida (nee McKinney) Clemens, who passed away on July 29, 1998. Born on Jan. 29, 1908, in Verdel, Neb. Mr. Clemens enjoyed many successful years as owner of Clemens Chevrolet Company and other related businesses in Bridgeport, Neb. He served his community and state in a variety of political offices. He was the president of the school board, Council Member of Morrill County Fair and Bridgeport City Council, organizer of the Sheriff's Posse and was active with the 4H and Boy Scout programs for children. He has been recognized by five presidents as an outstanding and contributing member of the Republican Party and served on the Republican State Committee. Mr. Clemens was also a WWII veteran. Member and past elder of First Presbyterian Church in Sun City, Ariz., 50-year member of Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners'. Also member of Eastern Star, Lions Club and Elks Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Clemens retired in 1966 and enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing and raised Palomino horses. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in the Penthouse at Villa Pueblo Towers, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. Private inurnment at Mountain View Cemetery Garden Columbarium. Those who desire may make memorials to the children's playground at Franklin School, through the funeral home.

Clemens, Charles W.
Charles W. Clemens – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1926 – The funeral of Chas. W. Clemens will take place Wednesday morning at 8:30 from the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home and from St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock. Interment Roselawn.

Clemens, Hans
Hans Clemens – Pueblo Star Journal – August 27, 1959 – Former Opera Singer Dies At Ranch Home In Montrose Area - Montrose (AP) – Private funeral services will be held at Martin's Mortuary in Grand Junction for Hans Clemens, 74, a former opera singer and voice teacher. A native of Germany, Mr. Clemens died Tuesday night at his ranch home here. He was a leading tenor at the Cologne Opera House for 19 years, and for seven seasons sang at Convent Garden in London. He was with the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1930 to 1937, and he sang seven seasons with the San Francisco Opera. He was a Hollywood voice teacher after retiring from opera until he moved to his Colorado ranch in 1957. Surviving are his widow, two brothers and a sister.

Clement, Arthur W.
Arthur W. Clement - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1986 - Arthur W. Clement, late of Pueblo West, passed away May 10, 1986. Mr. Clement is survived by his beloved wife, Elaine L. Clement of the family home; three daughters, Diane L. Yandell and Juanita M. Hopkins, both of Washington, and Robin M. Coleman of Illinois; two sons, Arthur N. and Timothy M. Clement, both of Colorado; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church, with Father Leonard Racki officiating. Cremation. Mr. Clement will lie in state until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Clementi, Ben S.
Ben S. Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2004 - Ben S. Clementi, 92, called by the Lord on Jan. 23, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Clementi; daughter, Sandi (Dan) Valentine; son, Sam (Patty) Clementi; sisters, Frances Spinuzzi, Theresa Palamar; brothers-in-law, A.J. Deluca, Phil (Maggie) Deluca; sister-in-law, Julia Mae Antista; grandchildren, Shannon (Ernie) Gonzales, Nick (Kelly) Valentine, Gino (Angela) Clementi, Benji (Vanessa) Clementi, Brian, Katie and Greg Young; great-grandchildren, Brett Gonzales and Aly Valentine; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Mary Clementi; and sisters Mary Lucas, Josephine Parlapiano and Angela Groy. Ben was a World War II veteran and retired from PAD in 1977. He spent his retirement years as a loving husband, father and grandfather, working in his yard and garden and watching his favorite TV game shows. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers and food.

Clementi, Bernard J.
Bernard J. Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1986 - Bernard J. Clementi of 1019 W. Orman, Feb. 21, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Mary Ann Clementi and father of Phyllis (Ed) Kotlar and Tom (Bobbi) Clementi, both of Pueblo. Brother of Angelo (Jean) Clementi, Pueblo; Louis Clementi, Mary Clementi and Frances Kirkpatrick, all of Denver; and Josephine (George) Massey, Dallas, Texas. Survived also by six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Pete Clementi, and a sister, Anna Clementi. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Clementi was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and the Christopher Columbus Lodge of Pueblo. He retired in 1951 from the Pueblo Army Depot. Services, Shrine of St. Therese. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They will greet friends at the church following the rosary.

Clementi, Christina Rae
Christina "Christy" Rae Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2002 - Age 24, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2002. On that day, Christy and her unborn child were placed into God's hands. She is preceded in death by her sister, Carrie Dawn Clementi, 1995; and her aunt, Joan Martin, 1999. Christy is survived by parents, Jack J. and Janet R. Clementi; husband, Graziano Flores; daughter, Savanna Rose Flores; grandmother, Lena J. Estess; nephew, Justin Doren; special relatives, Lynn (Mark) Stevens, Brian Slanovich; godmother, Connie Snedeker; and in-laws, Jesse (Eleanor) Flores. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends; Jennifer Wolff, Mike (Charlene) Venezio and Mike (Julie) Cesario. Christy attended Pueblo County High School and enjoyed reading, spending time in her flower garden or a weekend in Cripple Creek gambling with family and friends. She was an avid swimmer for the Pueblo County Summer Swim Team and received many awards for her talent and abilities. Her first love was always her devotion to her beautiful daughter, Savanna. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in memory of Christy Clementi to "Savanna's Trust Fund," through the funeral home office, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Clementi, Donald Ray
Donald Ray Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2001 - A Pueblo County resident for 66 years, has gone to be with his savior after a long battle with leukemia. Don enjoyed farming and hunting through the years and always had a vegetable and flower garden in which he took much pride. He never met a stranger and was always helping someone in some way. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will certainly be missed by all who knew him. He was president of the Baxter Community Organization for 15 years and did much to improve the community in which he lived and loved. Don leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Janet Clementi, Bonnie Clementi, Rochelle Clementi, and Don Clementi, Jr. Also survived by his special grandson, Tony Clementi, whom he raised; sisters, Becky DiSalvo and Connie Snedeker; brothers, George (Mary) Clementi, Louis Clementi and Jack (Janet) Clementi; Goddaughter, Doreen DiSalvo; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his special friends, George Windon and family; cousin, Joe Spaccamonti; and many more special friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Angelina Clementi; daughter, Michelle; great-granddaughter, Angel; and brother, Sam Clementi. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, St. Joseph Church, Blende. The family will receive friends in the St. Joseph Hall following the service. Donations may be made to Silent Unity, l901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065-0001.

Clementi, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 1987 - Joseph F. Clementi was born May 23, 1903, in Sopris, Colo., and passed away Jan. 5, 1957, in Pueblo, Colo. Husband of Mary G. Clementi, of the family home, to whom he was married May 1, 1927. Father of Virginia (Conrad) Orndoff Sr., and Phyllis Gursky. Grandfather of Mary Lou (Don) Daub, Patricia (Jim) Gibbons, Conrad (Clare) Orndoff Jr., Terri Gursky, and Bill (Betsy) Gursky. Great-grandfather of Milissa Daub and C. J. Daub. Preceded in death by brothers Bob, Frank, and Jack Clementi, and Nick DeSalvo; sisters, Mary Costanza, Rose Giarratano and Dorothy Spaccamonti; brothers-in-law, Sam and Lawrence Patti. Survived by brothers-in-law Charles Patti, Tony (Nell) Patti, Angelo (Elsie) Patti, John (Theresa) Patti and Anthony Spaccamonti; and sisters-in-law, Pat (Don) Fellion, Rose (Frank) Ford and Mary C. Clementi. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Joseph Parish, Knights of Columbus Council 557 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 145. Mr. Clementi was employed by CF&I for 44 ½ years in the Open Hearth, retiring May 1, 1968. Services at St. Joseph Church: Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7; and recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Contributions may be made in his name to the St. Joseph Parish Building Fund.

Clementi, Mary
Mary Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2004 - Mary Clementi, 82, of the St. Charles Mesa, Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord Oct. 3, 2004. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Reynalda (Garcia) and Jose Morales; daughters, Mary Lou Martinez, Cecelia Sanchez and Teresa Ortega; sisters, Juanita (Jenny) Navarro and Marie Chavez; brothers, Rito, Cecil and Mario Morales. Survived by her loving husband, George T. Clementi Sr.; daughter, Josephine (Josie) DeLorenzo of California; son, George (Zoykey) Clementi Jr. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother to 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and family members; special friend, Andy Sanchez and other friends. Mary retired after enjoying a long fulfilling career as an LPN at St. Mary-Corwin. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She touched all who knew her. She was loved by many and will be truly missed. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Clementi, Mary Amelia
Mary Amelia Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2005 - Mary Amelia Clementi, age 51, departed this life on Saturday May 29, 2005, in a tragic accident. Those who were close to her remember her as a loving and generous person who had a rare talent for loving and forgiving. She reserved a special place for the innocent and the vulnerable, the young and the very old. She cared for children, now grown, who remember being glad to go to Mary's saying, I knew I would be warm and loved. She didn't have much but she got up every day and did the best she could. And, no matter if she didn't have a dime, you never left her house hungry. Her brother said even the hound dog gained 29 pounds when Mary lived nearby. If you asked her for help, she didn't check her calendar or consider if it would be a bother, she just said, Yes and helped. When she ran a concession stand, she gave the older children their first jobs. Mary was raised in a large blended family and would at once consider you a sister or brother and treat you that way from then on. Her husband, children and grandchildren depended on her. She gave her grandchildren the only home they ever had. She is survived by her husband John Clementi and their children Mack Clementi and Debra Clementi; her grandchildren, Christian Clementi, Angelique, Isiah and Desiree Trujillo; her mother, Patricia (Eugene) Edwards; her brothers, Sam J. (Kathy) Spinuzzi, Terry (Sandy) Spinuzzi, Phillip Grigg, Mark Hays, Eugene Edwards II and Robert Edwards; her sisters, Ember Hays, Margaret (Keith) Edwards and Tammy Cabral; numerous nephews and nieces and special relatives Jackie Gilmore, Melody (Bill) Beamon, Dickie Pachek, Julie Dyer and Betty Spinuzzi and a multitude of friends. The same tragedy claimed her grandson, Devon Guerra, age6, an irreplaceable, handsome, bright, loving and promising child who is also missed by his family, the Victor Trujillo family and the Guerra family. Friends and family can gather at 2900 W. 11th Street, Pueblo beginning at 3:00pm on Saturday June 4. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Mary Clementi Fund at Sunrise Educational Credit Union or the Devon Guerra Fund at Pueblo Horizon Federal Credit Union.

Clementi, Mary C.
Mary C. Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1998 - Mary C. Clementi, 89, passed away Aug. 1, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank. Member, St. Joseph Church in Blende for many years and at the time of her death was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Survived by children, Shirley A. (William J.) Stupar, Frank Clementi, Jimmy A. (Sandi) Clementi and Charles (Deborah) Clementi, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Cheryl (Mark) Salay of Pueblo, Kenneth W. (Denise) Stupar of Denver, Michael (Kathy) Clementi of Pueblo, Duane (Angela) Clementi of Colorado Springs, Christopher Clementi of Boston, Mass., Julianne (John) Buttram of Pueblo, Marianne Clementi of Colorado Springs, Courtnie (Greg) Bush of Denver and Kami Clementi of Pueblo- step-grandchildren, Charlie Clementi and Tany Sieffert- two great-grandchildren, Brian and David Salay of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those who wish may make contributions to St. Francis Xavier Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church, with entombment to follow at Roselawn. The family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room of St. Francis Church following the entombment.

Clementi, Mary Cacciatore
Mary Cacciatore Clementi – Pueblo Chieftain – October 14, 2006 - Mary Cacciatore Clementi, 79, passed away Oct. 11, 2006, at Bear Creek Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Morrison, Colo. Mary was born in Walsenburg, Colo., to Ignacio and Sarah (Gallina) Cacciatore on Dec. 25, 1926. She was a lifelong Pueblo resident. Mary was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Legion of Mary, The 3rd Order of St. Francis, and the National Federation of the Blind. She retired from the CF&I, and worked as a certified nurse's aide throughout the Pueblo area. Mary is survived by six children, Irene (Virgil) Orcutt of Jeffersonville, Ky., Sammie M. (Bill) Stanford of Parker, Colo., Judy C. (Brian T.) Kelly of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Norma Jean Clementi of Monroe, Wash., Sam J. Clementi Jr. of Pueblo, and Anna (Dave) Steenbock of Morrison, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Clementi, Samuel J.
Samuel J. Clementi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Samuel J. Clementi, 83, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 5, 1999. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Angelina Clementi. He is survived by his beloved friend, Mary C. Clementi; children, Anna (Dave) Steenbock, Irene (Virgil) Orcutt, Sammie (Bill) Stanford, Judy (Brian) Kelly, Jean (Steve) Buske and Sam J. Clementi Jr.; four brothers; two sisters; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and beloved friends. Visitation will be from 9-8 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church with interment in Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, c/o 3130 Morris Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Clements, Leona C.
Leona C. Clements - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2003 - Leona C. Clements, 102, of Pueblo, passed away April 21, 2003. She is preceded by her husband, Wilbur Clements, 1951, also preceded in death by her children, Margaret A. (Harold) Miller, Tom Clements; grandson, Bill Clements; and eleven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Phyllis Clements, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, at the funeral home. Graveside service to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Colo.

Clements, Nora L.
Nora L. Clements - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1987 - Nora L. Clements, March 28, 1987. Mother of Kenneth (Peggy) Purcell, Rocky Ford, and Randall Clements, Fowler; sister of Marvin (Maxine) Roberts, Fort Worth; Alyce (Vernon) Duke, Denver; Dora McGraw, Fort Worth; Leona Seal, Pueblo, and Leora (Russell) McGee, Pueblo; sister-in-law of Hattie Roberts, Rocky Ford. Also survived by several grandchildren, numerous nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Bill Roberts; a son, Clifford Eugene Briggs; and a brother, Lawrence Roberts. Cremation, Almont crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Harold Tuttle of Lake Avenue Baptist Church.

Clements, Tom W.
Tom W. Clements - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1986 - Tom W. Clements, born Jan. 10, 1932, is now at rest with God. He passed away at Hildebrandt Care Center, Canon City, on Friday, April 25, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Tom is survived by his wife, Phyllis J. Clements of Pueblo; his children, Lynda (Sandy) Riehl of Colorado Springs, Dan (Brenda) of Pueblo, Bill (Joyce) of West Covina, Calif., Mike (Sheryi) of Orange, Calif., and their families, including seven grandchildren; his mother, Leona Clements; sister, Margaret (Harold) Miller; mother and father-in law, Ernestine and Phil Beauvais of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Tom) Margison; brothers-in-law, Don (Beverly) Beauvais, Phil (Babette) of Pueblo, Jerry (Audrey) Beauvais of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Fred (Linda) Beauvais of Fort Collins; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Clements, in 1951. Mr. Clements served in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years, retiring in 1968. He was deeply involved in the Boy Scouts of America, Big Brother, Little League, and several handicapped services. Services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, and recitation of the rosary at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 29. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests donations be made to Huntington's Foundation of America through the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the Shrine of St. Therese following the Mass.

Clemmensen, Alan Wayne
Alan “Alzie” Wayne Clemmensen - Huerfano World - June 28, 2007 - Alan “Alzie” Wayne Clemmensen, 48, of Fowler, lost his battle with cancer and went to be with his Lord, June 25, 2007. He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Nine Nell Clemmensen, numerous family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., July 21, 2007 at the La Veta Community Center and Rodeo Grounds. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Clemmensen, Melvin J.
Melvin James Clemmensen - Huerfano world - May 13, 1993 - Melvin James Clemmensen, 56, of Walsenburg, died Friday, May 7, 1993 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo of head injuries received, when his horse fell on him on Apr. 30. Born in Trinidad July 8, 1936, he was reared on a farm near Hoehne and attended school in Hoehne through the eleventh grade. He then began driving trucks and working as a ranch hand and cowboy. For most of his adult life, he worked on area ranches and was ranch foreman on several occasions. He married Mary Angelina Roberts May 31, 1965. Survivors include his wife, Mary, Walsenburg; three children, Sharon Kay Clemmensen and Dale Monte Clemmensen, Walsenburg and Barry James Clemmensen, La Veta; his parents, James C. and A. Bryle Clemmensen, Hoehne; a brother, Wayne Everett Clemmensen, La Veta; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday in Walsenburg. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Clemons, James Lawrence
James Lawrence Clemons - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1997 - James Lawrence Clemons, 82, of Pueblo, died Nov. 26, 1997, at Parkview Hospital. He was born on Oct. 29, 1915, in Helena, Ark., one of five children of the late William and Mamie Clemons. The family moved to Pueblo in 1924. Born of Christian parents, he faithfully attended Sunday school and church worship services, making his public confession of Christ at the early age of nine, joining Eighth Street Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. M.M.D. Purdue. Thereafter, he served more than a half century with only a break as a WWII veteran in the U.S. Navy. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Pueblo and remained active in Eighth Street Baptist Church until his death. His church services included president of the Brotherhood Union, chairman Board of Trustees, church treasurer and choir member. During the 1960's, he was involved with extensive remodeling of the church and up to a few years ago, maintained on a weekly basis the church landscaping. He retired from CF&I with 40 years of service. Survivors are his wife, Velma, Pueblo- daughter, Jerline Lambert Mister, Chicago, Ill. - sisters, Mrs. Clara Harris, Pueblo, Dr. Lulamae Clemons, Riverside, Calif.- stepdaughter, Barbara Jackson (Rev. O.T. Jackson), Pueblo- and other relatives including grandchildren- great-grandchildren- nieces, nephews- together with a host of friends. The family in gratitude for generous offers, requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions to one's place of worship. Visitation, noon until 7 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eighth Street Baptist Church, Rev. Joe L. Morrison officiating. Military honors at graveside, Mountain View Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the home.

Clendenning, Carl C.
Carl C. Clendenning - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1986 - Carl C. Clendenning was born in Joplin, Mo., May 21, 1909, and passed away in Pueblo, Dec. 13, 1986. Husband of Leona Clendenning of the family home. Father of Juanita (Jim) Alexander and Betty (John) Swihart of Aurora. Grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of three. Two brothers and two sisters all of Pueblo, also survive. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends following interment at the cemetery.

Clendenning, Ira Dale
Ira Dale Clendenning - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2004 - Ira Dale Clendenning, born December 24, 1924 passed away Oct. 20, 2004 at home with his loving family by his side. Survived by his wife, Wyneta, daughter, Cheryl (Lary) Dionese, of Pueblo, CO; son Roy (Kim) Clendenning, Colorado Springs, CO. Also survived by grandson, Shannon Dionese, Pueblo, CO; granddaughters, Lori (Mike) Trejo, Pueblo, CO, and Shea Clendenning of Denver; Emily Shockley, Colorado Springs, CO; two great grandchildren, Tyler Trejo and Alicia Trejo; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Ira and Kitty (Morgan) Clendenning; three brothers and five sisters. He was an electrician at the CF&I main electric department, retiring in 1983. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served four years during World War II in the American area and the Asiatic South Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga CV3 where he was a gunners mate and received the Victory Medal, silver and a bronze star. He was a past commander and life member of V.F.W. Post 61; also a member for many years of Elks Lodge #90, Eagles Lodge #145, Southern Colorado, Consistory, Silver State Lodge and Alkaly Shrine. He bowled with Elks league in recent years and previously with the V.F.W. league. He enjoyed sailing on Lake Pueblo with his family, watching the Broncos and other various sports on the television. He also enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Florida and camping with friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, or a charity of your choice. There will be no viewing, cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church. 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO at 11a.m. on Fri., Oct. 22, 2004.

Clennin, Richard Gotleib, Jr.
Richard Gotleib "Dick" Clennin Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 1997 - Richard Gotleib "Dick" Clennin Jr., of Rye passed away unexpectedly Feb. 23, 1997, in Phoenix, Ariz. Born on Nov. 20, 1926, In Tulia, Texas, Dick was a graduate of Tulia High School and Kansas State University. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy as a medical corpsman. After graduation from KSU Dick ranched with his father in the Greenhorn Valley and eventually bought the Diamond Slash Ranch from his father keeping it in the family for 50 years. Dick was an active member of the Rye Home Methodist Church, National Cattleman's Assn., Colorado Cattleman's Assn., Pueblo County Stockgrowers Assn., Huerfano Basin Stockgrowers, BPO Elks and the American Legion. Preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his four children, Velma Riddle-Clennin. He is survived by wife, Mary Helen Yater-Clennin; and his children, Richard III (Linda Lou) Clennin, Jim (Nevada) Clennin, Linda Hadden, and Roy (Brenda) Clennin; 11 grandchildren and one great grand daughter; two sisters, Lucille (Bob) McNitt and Marie (Wade) Whitlow; plus a wealth of cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. March 8, 1997 at the Rye Home Methodist Church and a reception will immediately follow at the Church Educational Building. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Rye Home Methodist Church, Colorado Cattleman's Endowment or the Greenhorn Valley Children's Center.

Clevenger, Lawrence
Lawrence "L.P." Clevenger - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1986 - Lawrence "L.P." Clevenger of 1176 Indiana Ave., Canon City, Nov. 14, 1986. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Lincoln Park Church of the Nazarene. -Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Lincoln Park Church of the Nazarene through Wilson Almont Funeral Home.

Clevenger, Maurine A.
Maurine A. Clevenger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Maurine A. Clevenger, 94, a prominent Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 7, 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Mac Clevenger, March 9, 1982. Also preceded in death by son, Eugene F. Good, April 24, 1993. Maurine is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Blaney of Pueblo West; grandsons, Samuel Wilgus of Pueblo West and Brad Wilgus of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughters, Alyssa Blaney of Pueblo West and Maurine Good of Pueblo; great-granddaughter, Cindy of Gant, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. and Mrs. Clevenger owned Clevenger Auto on Seventh and Santa Fe for 50-plus years and were members of Tabernacle Baptist Church. After retiring from the auto business in 1958, Maurine and Mac put their efforts towards soil conservation. Mrs. Clevenger was a cowbell as a part of the cattlemen's association. They were members of the BPOE Elks Lodge No. 90. Maurine's favorite pastime was spending time at their ranch in Wetmore and was involved in fixing up their rental properties in previous years. Maurine was everyone's favorite grandma, she always had fresh canned goods and the welcoming smell of fresh baked breads and pastries filled her home. She will be remembered for helping others and making life better for her family, friends and the community. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, August 10, at Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Clevinger, Phyllis C.
Phyllis C. Clevinger - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2004 - Phyllis C. Clevinger, 63, affectionately known to family and friends as Carol, departed this life Sept. 11, 2004. A Pueblo resident soon after birth, she was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Walsenburg. She was a nurse's aide for over 20 years before her illness prevented her from working. She married Eugene Marlin Clevinger in Pueblo, March 5, 1966. She was an active member of Post 61 VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She leaves to cherish her memory beloved husband, Eugene M. Clevinger; children, Sharon K. (Scott) Ramsey, Terri J. Clevinger and Eugene J. Clevinger; three grandchildren, Michaela and Antonio Colon and Desmond Clevinger, four sisters, Mary Francis Johnson, Martha Herrera, Delores Hernandez and Alberta Russ-Aragon. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Both services are at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Carol Clevinger's memory. Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Onesimo and Senida Pacheco; siblings, Molly Montano, Blue Jean Trujillo, Louie Pacheco, Joseph Pacheco, Luther Pacheco and Ercy Pacheco. Family will receive friends at the family home and St. Francis Hall following the burial rites.

Cliborn, J. H. K.
J. H. K. Cliborn - Trinidad Enterprise – April 19, 1879 – Hon. J. H. K. Cliborn, a member of the last Territorial legislature of Colorado, died last week at Silver Cliff. His home is said to be at Baltimore, Md.

Click, Everett M.
Everett M. Click - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1997 - Everett M. Click, 88, passed away Sept. 6, 1997. Survived by his wife, Adalene Click, of the family home- daughter, Dyann (Robert) Flickinger of Pueblo- sister, Thelma Hampton of California- brother, Herbert Click of Indiana- and grandchildren, Jeff (Anita) Hall of Canon City, Robin Hall of Pueblo and Kevin (Andrea) Hall of Canon City. Born to Robert and Josephine Click on Sept. 21, 1908, in Lafayette, Ind. Everett retired from the Sandia Corp. in Albuquerque after many years of service. Everett was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and was an avid golfer while working for the Colorado City Golf Course. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service will be held at 1 p.m. today at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood, with the Pastor Mark Rittmann officiating.

Cliff, Arnold
Arnold Cliff – Pueblo Chieftain – September 14, 2006 - Arnold “AC” Cliff, 57, of Manzanola, Colo., passed away Sept. 5, 2006. AC received his bachelor's degree from Western State College in 1973, majoring in history, with minors in sociology and education. AC worked as a self-employed ranch and farm operator, he was currently an established land developer. His favorite quotes were: “Don't follow leaders, watch the parkin' meters” and “The Edge there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over," by Hunter S. Thompson. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Cliff; and sister, Deborah Cliff. Survived by his mother, Helen Collins; special friends, Joann Oelfke, Steve Peters and Lenny Brooks; and numerous friends. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Cliff, Debra M.
Debra M. Cliff - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2006 - Debra M. Cliff, 55, born March 22, 1950, passed away March 5, 2006. Debra was a successful, independent, international business woman. While she was here her star burned bright. We all loved her in spite of our differences. Cremation with services to be held at a later time.

Cliff, Rex L.
Rex L. Clift - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2001 - Rex L. Clift was born in Hungry Gulch, Colo., on Nov. 12, 1904. His parents, Benjamin and Willetta Clift, had four children: Oklof, Earl, Rex and Clinton. At the age of 96, Rex was the last surviving son. Rex married his beloved wife, Neva May Pruitt, May 19, 1928. She passed away in September of 1987. Though gone, Neva was Rex's one true love and always remained so. Rex's love of life was an inspiration to not only his family, but also his extended family - Pueblo Chieftain who combined are too numerous to mention and included almost everyone who met him. Rex spent his life working on the Clift family homestead raising sheep and cattle well into his 90's. He enjoyed his work and so he enjoyed his life. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at 2 p.m. at the Rosita Cemetery in Rosita, Colo. Donations may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Clifford, Daughter
Daughter Clifford - Walsenburg World - March 9, 1899 - On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the 18 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clifford.

Clifford, Harrison
Harrison Clifford - Huerfano World - April 19, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1905: Died, Harrison Clifford, 16 and Henry Larson, 20, both of pneumonia.

Clifford, Harry Jerome
Harry Jerome Clifford – Albuquerque Journal – July 17, 2005 - Harry Jerome Clifford, a devoted husband and wonderful father, passed away peacefully at home in the embrace of his loving family, Sunday, July 10, 2005. Harry was born in El Paso, TX, April 11, 1913 the first child of Plato (Kasserman) Clifford and Emily R. Bolgiano. Harry grew up in Ysleta, TX where his family had a dairy and cotton farm. Harry was a Windmiller before WWII. Harry was a basic training officer for the 137th Ordinance Company during WWII but was transferred out to the Pacific Theater while they went to Europe. Harry attained the rank of Captain serving his country. Harry settled with his young family in Albuquerque in 1950 opening an office for Hunter Hayes Elevator Company. He was a member of the 137th Ordinance Association and attended their reunions, American Legion Post 49 and the Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Alene C. Clifford; beloved children, Harry J. Clifford and wife, Shirley of Los Alamos, William P. Clifford of Rio Rancho, James E. Clifford of Rincon Montoso, NM and Tricia A. Sandoval of Weston, CO; five precious grandchildren, Judith M. Clifford, Harry J. Clifford III, both of Las Vegas, NV, Marisa V. Sandoval, P. Aidan Sandoval and Micaela E. Sandoval, all of Albuquerque; brothers, Larry M. Clifford and wife, Donna of Paradise, CA and Ferrell S. Clifford and wife, Barbara of El Paso, TX; and many nieces and nephews. Harry was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Fred and Edmond Clifford; and sister, Hazel Henderson. Graveside Services were held Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please no flowers, if you wish please make a donation to Presbyterian Health Care Foundation, Presbyterian Hospice Outpatient Unit, 8300 Constitution NE, 87110 or to the Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4920 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 87111. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333

Clift, Dana G.
Dana G. Clift - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2002 - Dana G. Clift, 90, passed away Aug. 7, 2002. Survived by her children, Dollie Mae Childers of Florence, Ore., Lyle L. (Linda S.) Clift of Pueblo and Barney N. (Suzanne) Clift of Parker, Colo.; brother, Barney K. Long; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, William E. Clift; and sister, Libby Morris. Dana was born Aug. 6, 1912, in Santa Clara, Calif. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Dr. Dallas Shafer officiating. Private scattering at Mountain View Cemetery Scattering Garden.

Clift, Jewell E.
Jewell E. "Mema" Clift - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2006 - Jewell E. "Mema" Clift, 70, of Pueblo, went to be with her parents, in Heaven on March 8, 2006, after a 30 year battle with M.S. She is survived by children, Ronda (Fred) Brewer, Rick (Dee Dee) Sterkel; grandchildren, Rickie (Donna) Sterkel, Janie (Brian) Day, Brian (Zabrina) Brewer and Tamara Brewer of Texas; great-grandchildren, Kailey, Zachary, Austin, Trevor and Mariah; numerous other family members and friends. She'll be sadly missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to the staff at Belmont Lodge for all their continuous care of Jewell. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment at a later date with a service for Edna Teeter.

Clift, Neva M.
Neva M. Clift - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1987 - Neva M. Clift was born in Missouri, July 25, 1902, and passed away in Florence, Sept. 9, 1987. Beloved wife of Rex L. Clift of the family home. Sister of Gladys Hastings, Alma (Harold) Stout and Freda Little. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. and Mrs. Clift were longtime residents of Rosita, having been married for 59 years. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment in Rosita Cemetery. The family prefers contributions to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Clifton, Joseph Maxwell
Joseph Maxwell "Max" Clifton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2001 - Joseph Maxwell Clifton passed away July 12, 2001. He will lie in state at the funeral home Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. The casket will remain closed at the funeral service. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2001, at St. Paul Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Pueblo YMCA, the Pueblo YWCA or St. Paul Methodist Church in care of the funeral home office. Complete notice Sunday. Pueblo Chieftain July 16, 2001 Service, 10 a.m. today at St. Paul Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Pueblo YMCA, the Pueblo YWCA, or St. Paul Methodist Church in care of the funeral home office.

Climenson, William W.
William W. Climenson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 1986 - William W. Climenson, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died April 7, 1986. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth M. Father of Ruth M. White, Denver, and Geraldine J. Morris, Loveland; father-in-law of Arthur P. White, Denver. Also survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Chapel of the Angels, Lakewood. Interment, 2 p.m. Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo. Memorials may be made to the Colorado Easter Seal Fund.

Cline, Belva E.
Belva E. Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1999 - Belva E. Cline, 92, longtime Wiley resident, passed away Aug. 24, 1999.Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wiley United Methodist Church. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation today and Friday, 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Peacock Funeral Home.

Cline, Beulah
Beulah Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Beulah Cline, 96, departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on July 1, 1907. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Urban Cline. She is survived by her children, Douglas (Debbie) Cline, Omaha, Neb., Judi (Lynn) Brown, Pueblo, Colo.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who loved her greatly. Beulah retired from teaching in New York state in 1967 and began a second career as librarian at Practical Bible Training School, Johnson City, N.Y. In 1983 she and Urban moved to Pueblo, Colo., where she was a volunteer at South Mesa Elementary for several years. There are many students who won't forget Grandma. She also was active in her church, Grace Community Bible Church. Her friends from Alterra Wynwood and Legacy Commons will miss her, too. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Services, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Grace Community Bible Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Community Bible Church or Practical Bible Training School, care of the funeral home office.

Cline, Donald Brown
Donald Brown Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1987 - Donald Brown Cline, 72, passed away suddenly July 11, 1987. A Colorado native, he was born May 23, 1915, in Granada and graduated from Rocky Ford High School in 1935. He served at Fort Riley, Kansas, during World War II in one of the last Army cavalry units. He married Miriam McTureous at Altoona, Fla., June 22, 1944. An employee of the Pueblo Army Depot for 25 years, he retired in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Miriam Cline of Pueblo; one son, Bob (Marsha) Cline of Greeley; daughter, Donna (Larry) Barnett of Cosby, Tenn.; two grandsons, Ben and Brian Cline of Greeley; three sisters, Grace Begnaud of Las Vegas, Nev.; Lee Goodwin of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Ada (Maurice) Wilson of Fresno, Calif.; and two brothers, Neil (Alta) Cline of Palo Alto, Calif.; and Matt (Viola) Cline of Carson City, Nev. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Pleasant View Baptist Church, 28726 E. U.S. Highway 50, with the Rev. Harold Bostwick officiating. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Baptist at the church or through the funeral home.

Cline, Margaret Elizabeth
Margaret Elizabeth (Coleman) Cline - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2000 - Margaret Elizabeth (Coleman) Cline, born May 30, 1910, in Pueblo, died July 28, 2000, in Minneapolis, where she moved in 1997 to be with her daughter, Aleen Okey. Preceded in death by husband, James A. Cline. Besides her daughter, she is survived by grandchildren Daphne, Chris, and Scott; and seven great-grandchildren. Marge was a dental assistant in the 1940s for Dr. DeRose and Dr. Walsh. She was a secretary at the District 60 administration building, Central High school, Lincoln School and Highland Park School. She was active in the LCBA, St. Patrick's parish and Shrine of St. Therese. A memorial service will be held in September. Memorials preferred to the local Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Clinkingbeard, Kay
Kay Clinkingbeard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2006 - Kay Clinkingbeard, born Aug. 3, 1934, died June 21, 2006, in Traverse City, Mich., while visiting her sister Dorothy Compere. She is survived by husband James Clinkingbeard whom she married Feb. 12, 1976 in Denver, Colo. She is also survived by her other sister, Jean Kent of Nobelsville, Ind. Other survivors are two step daughters; a step son; eight step grandchildren; as well as six nephews and their families. Memorials may be sent to Children International, P.O. Box 219055, Kansas City, Mo., 64121. Kay was cremated at Sutton Bay, Mich. Her ashes will be distributed in the Gulf of California off Bahia Kino. Kay was deeply loved and cherished by her husband. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.

Clinton, Cleveland
Cleveland Clinton - Huerfano World Journal - February 27, 2009 - Music teacher dies after surgery Cleveland Clinton, 27, the beloved music teacher who helped revive an endangered music curriculum in Re-1 schools, suffered a heart attack and died Saturday morning, Feb. 21 in Denver after undergoing a gastrointestinal procedure. Peakview School held a memorial assembly on Monday and John Mall High School band members are holding a memorial assembly at 3:25 pm on Thursday Feb. 26, 2009. It is open to the public. If community members are interested in helping Clinton's family, please call Maria at the school, 738-1610. Clinton moved here two years ago from Erie, Pennsylvania. He took on the challenge of resurrecting the long defunct music program at John Mall, Gardner, and Peakview Schools. Although there were many in the community over the years who said it would be impossible to bring the music program back, he proved them wrong. The new bands performed in concert to jam-packed local audiences, clapping, cheering, and stamping their feet in appreciation of the students' efforts. Clinton knew how to work the crowd; he intuitively understood what the Walsenburg audiences would respond to. He had a great love for composition, and started as a tuba and baritone performance major in college. He wanted to go down that path originally, but decided that teaching was really his calling. His high school band benefited from his composing talents, as they played many of his original works. According to friend and fellow music teacher Suellen Levy, among the reasons for his success was his patience, good humor, and appreciation for every child. He never spoke badly about any students- “he was a kind and gentle soul, and children gravitated to him like bees to honey.” He was also a member of the community wind ensemble, the Huerfano Winds, and took great satisfaction in seeing one of his clarinet students, Michael Pacheco, join the group as it was an extension of the high school program. Pacheco says that he will make it his life's work “to make sure that Mr. Clinton's music stays alive.” The Winds held an informal memorial service at rehearsal on Monday for Clinton. Members spoke of the energy and commitment that he brought to the music program and to the community, and said that his “will be a tough act to follow. His death is a loss for the schools, for our communities, and for the cause of music for our children.” He was a long way from Pennsylvania, but when asked about going home for vacations, he would say “Walsenburg is my home.” Gardner Principal Julia Marchant remembered Clinton as having an “amazing relationship” with the students of Gardner School. “Our hall is filled with dedications to Cleveland, with cards and drawings and essays from the students here. The kids could really open up and talk with him.” John Mall students have set up a display on stage at the school cafeteria in tribute to Clinton. Many of them refer to him as their favorite teacher, and quote Clinton who frequently said, “We shall overcome.” Re-1 Superintenant Michael Doyle said that he was “shocked and grieved” at Clinton's sudden demise, but went on to state that this would not mean the end of the music program. When asked how the kids were dealing with it, he said that it is hitting the kids hard. Peakview held an assembly on Monday, and the children all wrote cards to Clinton's sister. Doyle continued, “We' will get someone to cover for the rest of the year, and then we will advertise the position.” When asked specifically if this could mean the end of the program, Doyle replied, “No,” stating that the district had had a hard time finding Cleveland when they first advertised for the position. ”The tricky part will be finding another music teacher as there aren't that many out there,” to continue the good work that Cleveland Clinton began.

Clinton, Vollie L.
Vollie L. Clinton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Vollie L. Clinton went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 24, 2004. Born in Cross Plains, Texas, on Jan. 12, 1916. He served in the Navy in World War II and retired from the CF&I in 1978. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Maria; children, Donna (Chuck) Groenke, Jody Hanks, Shirley (Wayne) Kindred, Rudy Vollette Clinton, Opal (LeRoy) McDonald, Juanita (Gilbert) Dalton, Janice (Mike) Merritt, Vollie (Mary) Clinton, Tommy Clinton, Darlene (Curtis) Brown, Nancy (Scott) Clark; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cloer, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Cloer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1987 - Elizabeth "Betty" Cloer, 914 Van Buren, Oct. 22, 1987. Wife of Lloyd M. Cloer. Mother of Marilyn (Dick) Burtis, Denver; Sharon, (Charles) Ready, Pueblo; Carol Rogers, El Cajon, Calif.; Walter Cloer, Anaheim, Calif., and Steve Cloer, Kentucky. Sister of Ruth Welch, Pueblo. Survived also by four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including William Cameron, Pueblo. Preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Mrs. Cloer was a lifetime Pueblo resident and a member of St. Patrick parish. Services, St. Patrick Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Mountain View. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ready, 16 Hadley Rill.

Clothier, Anna Lillian
Anna Lillian Clothier - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 1998 - Reno County, Kansas - Anna Lillian Clothier, 93, died Feb. 5, 1998, at Pueblo. She was born July 2, 1904, at Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of John and Della Lally. A Pueblo resident for 54 years, she was a retail sales clerk. She married Jim Clothier. He died in 1984. Survivors include: a son, Larry Clothier, of the home; three daughters, June Collier, Seabeck, Wash., Virginia Reichard, Mesa, Ariz., and Betty Meyers, McPherson; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Walt Clothier; caregiver and friend Helyn Williamson; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by two sons, Elbert Leroy and Don; an infant daughter, Juanita Lorraine; a brother, Lloyd C. Lally; and a sister, Juanita McGlashen-Holtz. A memorial celebration of her life will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Southwest Church of Christ, Pueblo. Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, Pueblo, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Children's Home Fund in care of the Church of Christ Southwest, 1635 South Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81005.

Clough, Samantha
Samantha "Sam" Clough - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2004 - Samantha "Sam" Clough, 31, born May 31, 1973, in Denver and passed away Aug. 14, 2004, in Pueblo West. Survived by her husband, Gerritt; mother, Elaine (Chris) Moore; parents-in-law, Vonnie and Dave Clough; sister, Kristine (Jeremy) Stiles; brothers-and sisters-in-law, Brett (Andrea) Clough, Darrin (Rebecca) Clough and Brenna (John) Clough; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris. Memorials may be made to Samantha Clough Medical Fund through the funeral home.

Clouser, Donna L.
Donna L. Clouser - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1997 - Donna L. Clouser of Butler County, Pa., went home to be with her Lord on Nov. 8, 1997, after a valiant fight against breast cancer. She was born Sept. 30, 1952, in Pueblo and attended South High. Her parents are Wilma L. (Huskey) and Stanley M. Curtis of Sierra Vista, Ariz. She married Carl L. Clouser on March 18, 1978, in Chambersburg, Pa. She leaves behind her husband- son, Christopher- and daughter, Traci Jo. Other survivors include her sisters, Barbara Redlon and Stanna (Kurt) Obermeier, both of Sierra Vista, and Kathleen Cook (Brian Carroll) of Petersburg, Va. - her brother, Paul (Charlene) Cook of Belgrade, Mont. - and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandmother, Golda Huskey Noonan of Pueblo and infant brother, David B. Cook. Burial was Nov. 13, 1997, in Chambersburg, Pa.

Clouston, Tracy A.
Tracy A. Clouston - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1999 - Tracy A. Clouston passed away Nov. 30, 1999. Survived by her children, Jennifer (Todd) Young and Robert Blazich; her boys (special pets), Caspur and Tabz; mother, Jolene M. Winningham; father, Donald F. (Betty Jo) Clouston; sister, Leslie (John) Atchison; brothers, David Clouston and Daniel Clouston; grandmothers, Linda Rupp and Helen Clouston; nephews, Justin, Joshuah and Isaac Clouston; friend and love, Tom VanDuyn, and his sons, Josh and Tyler; special friend, Leslie Koncilja; and numerous other special relatives and friends. Predeceased by grandson, Michael Scott (Mikey) Young. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1616 Duke St., Alexandria, Va., 22314 or Southern Colorado Animal Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie, Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Clowe, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Clowe - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 12, 1999 - Mary Elizabeth Clowe, 68, died May 10, 1999, in Colorado Springs. She was a legal secretary in civil service. Mrs. Clowe was born April 15, 1931, in Pueblo. She was married in 1949 to Warren T. Clowe, who is deceased. She is survived by three sons, Merle, Gary and Phillip; three brothers, Jay Wilson, Wendell Wilson and Mahlon Wilson; four sisters, Maxine Showalter, Willa Dean Whitmore, Martha Snelling and Eleanor Harrison; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First Friends Church, 2748 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Cappadona's Alternative Funeral Service, 3407 N. El Paso St., 520-1817, is handling arrangements.

Clower, Virginia Lee
Virginia Lee Clower - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2003 - Virginia Lee Clower, 64, passed away Sept., 12, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Carmella Buffalo; and brother, Joseph M. Buffalo. She is survived by her husband, John; her children, Michael (Tracy Wadhams) Clower and Lonnie (Missy) Clower; grandchildren, Michael John Jr., Deston, Alexys, Bryer and Reece; great-grandchild, Auston Bidwell; and nephews, John and Joey Buffalo. Family will be receiving friends and family at 73 Altadena. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cloyd, Leslie Franklin
Leslie Franklin (Frank) Cloyd - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2004 - Leslie Franklin (Frank) Cloyd passed away at his home in Canon City on Dec. 22, 2004, of cancer. He was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Walsh, Colo., to Walter and Sylvia (Arndt) Cloyd. As a young child, Frank moved to Pueblo and attended Pueblo public schools. He was a graduate of Centennial High School. As a part of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation," he proudly served in the United States Submarine Service in World War II in the Pacific Theater from 1941 until his discharge from the Navy in 1946. On Oct. 26, 1945, Frank married Annette (Ann) Webb of Pueblo. Following his discharge from the Navy, they returned to their hometown of Pueblo to raise their family. While in Pueblo, he worked for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad for 25 years. In 1969, Frank and Ann moved to Canon City where they became owners and administrators of Canon Lodge Nursing Home, formerly Harding Manor, until their retirement in 1983. As an administrator, he was recognized both locally and at the state level for his outstanding contributions to the care of senior citizens. His greatest loves were his family, his friendships in the Baptist churches of which he was a member and the camaraderie he shared with fellow submarine veterans and their families who live in Colorado. He and his wife loved traveling both at home and abroad and fondly recalled their trips to Europe, Asia and the Middle East, especially those in the company of the Blackwood Brothers Gospel Quartet. Frank was a quiet man of strength and confidence who is survived by his wife of 59 years, Annette of Canon City; a son, Steve Cloyd and his wife Judy of Westcliffe, Colo.; a daughter, Penny Lu, and her husband, Terry Payne of Colorado Springs; two grandsons, James Cloyd and his wife, Cheryl of Strasbourg, France; and Jason Cloyd and his wife, Molly of Golden, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Eric and Sara Cloyd of Strasbourg, France. He also is survived by a brother, Walter Cloyd and his wife, Betty of Houston, Texas. Family will receive friends and relatives at a reception at Holt Family Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004. At Frank's request, private family services will be held at Holt Chapel of the Garden. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. Those who desire may make contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, P.O. Box 1796, Canon City, CO, 81212.

Clynes, J. Irene
J. Irene Jordan Clynes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1987 - J. Irene Jordan Clynes of 2600 Driftwood, June 11, 1987. Wife of John (Jack) Clynes. Stepdaughter of Dorlese Brasell, Eastover, Odessa, Texas. Sister of Myrtle Mashburn, Shawnee, Okla.; Ruby Sonkens, Oklahoma City, Okla.; J.D. Jordan, Bells, Texas; and Vance Jordan, Oklahoma City. Survived also by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Clynes was born in Arkansas and was raised in Shawnee, Okla. She came to Pueblo as general agent for the Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co. of Glenview, Ill., and during her professional life represented the Wabash Life Insurance Co., Woodmen Accident Life Co. and Mutual of Omaha. She was the first woman in the United States to serve as president of a Life Underwriters Association, having served in 1969 and 1970 as president of the Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Chapters. She was general chairman of the Pueblo County Heart Fund in 1971 and was active in many charitable and community projects. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Pueblo Post 2. Services, 11 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial.

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