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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Comaianni, Rose M.
Rose M. Comaianni - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1986 - Rose M. Comaianni, Jan. 30, 1986. Wife of Jack Comaianni, who passed away Jan. 13, 1966. Mother of Rose Mary (Charles) Carducci, Amarillo, Texas, and Jack (Barbara) Comaianni, Pueblo. Grandmother of Lynn Mauro, Jan Novak, Mara Jo Comaianni, Donna Macurdy, David Carducci and Tim Carducci. Great-grandmother of Bradley Carducci, Kimberly Macurdy, Amy Rose Macurdy, Matthew Carducci, Kevin Carducci and Jackie Ann Novak. Sister of Sam (Pat) Venezio, Montrose; Russell (Elsie) Venezio, Montrose, and Bernice Martellaro, Pueblo. Sister-in-law of Christina and Ruth Venezio. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, including those especially dear to Rose: Virginia Sponne, Virginia Nigro, and Philip Costanza. Preceded in death by brothers, Joe and Pete, and a sister, Mary. Member of Pueblo Aerie 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE), and former member of St. Rita Society. Services, Holy Family Church: Wake service, 6 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 9:30 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at 211 Fordham Circle and after the Sunday evening service at Holy Family Parish Hall. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the National Jewish Hospital, Denver, in her memory.

Combs, Arnold M.
Arnold M. Combs - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2004 - Arnold M. Combs, age 94, a former resident of Penrose, Colo., passed away Sept. 3, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Arnold was born on Dec. 26, 1909, in Fisty, Ky., a son of the late Austin and Samantha (Cornett) Combs. On July 9, 1930, he married Verna Cooper. She preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 2002. Arnold is survived by five children, Joseph (Edith) Combs of Florence, Colo., Freda (Tuff-Gerald) Moore of Pueblo, Colo., Florence (Roy) Halterman of Malta Bend, Mo., Robert (Pauline) Combs of Penrose, Colo., and Patsy (Sam) Pantleo of Pueblo, Colo.; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. Arnold worked as a coal miner in Kentucky before moving to Colorado where he worked for the CF&I for 27 years before retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Apple Valley Southern Baptist Church in Penrose, Colo., and member of the Penrose Senior Citizens. Arnold loved fishing, hunting and picking apples. Arnold and his wife Verna were honored guests for the 56th annual Apple Day Celebration in Penrose, Colo., in 1990. He also loved to go to Victor to pedal his fruits and vegetables. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Florence Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at the Florence Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Fred Kitch officiating. Interment will follow at Beaver Park Cemetery, Penrose, Colo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Combs, Lawrence W.
Lawrence W. Combs - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2001 - Lawrence W. Combs, 74, departed this life Dec. 20, 2001. Born June 26, 1927. A former steelworker, he retired as a crane man from CF&I Steel with 35 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty; infant son; brother; sisters; and cherished granddaughter. Survived by his children, Larry (LouAnn), Roger (Maura), Lonnie, Laura McNalley, Alan (Mary Ann) 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters and a host of friends. Memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Rich Funeral Home Chapel, Springfield, Colo. The family may be contacted at 419 W. Winterhaven Drive, Pueblo West, 547-2588. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Combs, Tressa M.
Tressa M. Combs - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1987 - Tressa M. Combs, Pueblo resident for several years, formerly of Belen, N.M., passed away May 25, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Mrs. Combs was a member of First Methodist Church in Belen, N.M., and a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chandler Chapter 139, Chandler, Okla. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Frances (O. Doug) Jones of Pueblo and three grandchildren, Hal (Glenda) Jones, Dan J. Jones and Holly Ann (Gerald) Mason. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Combs also is survived by one sister, Laverne Sturdvant of Odessa, Texas. Private service. Private interment. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund through the funeral home office.

Combs, W. E.
W. E. Combs - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 20, 1879 - Mr. W. E. Combs, well known to many of our citizens died at Fort Wayne, Indiana, Monday night.

Combs, Walter Scott Sr.
Walter Scott Combs Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2004 - Walter Scott Combs Sr. passed away on July 25, 2004. He was born on April 21, 1921, in Valencia, Kan., to the union of Scott and Martha (Crocker) Combs. He was a loving family man. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Belle (Meadows); children, Walter Scott (Kay) Jr., Cumberland, R.I., David Joseph (Doris), Lakewood, Julie Anne Yee (Norman), Plano, Texas, Steven Lee (Judi), Westminster and Diana Sue, Glendale, Calif.; sister, Dayle Hutton, Lakewood; brother, Wayne Combs, Berryton, Kan.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Scott and Martha Combs; brothers, Vern and Robert Combs; in-laws, Joseph and Emma Meadows; and loving aunt, Mary Belle Meadows. He served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps with duties including radioman on B-24s. He and Mary Belle were married in Denver on Nov. 2, 1944, and moved to Pueblo in 1947 where they resided since. Walter was a carpenter by trade and built the family home. He was active in Boy Scouts and was a troop leader. He and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels when able. After retirement in 1983, he enjoyed traveling, taking many long trips with his family. Cremation at his request. The family will hold a private celebration of his life at a later date. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in Walter's name to the Animal Welfare and Protection Society or to the charity of your choice, through the funeral home.

Comerford, Cora P.
Cora P. Comerford - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1936 - Cora P. Comerford, services Monday 2 p.m. our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home]. Christian Science service will be conducted. To Mountain View.

Comerford, John
John Comerford - Rocky Mountain News - June 2, 1911 - John Comerford, age 74, adjudged insane several months ago, recently kidnapped by his son William, and placed in the Pueblo Asylum, died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital, Pueblo. Mrs. Elizabeth Comerford, the widow applied to Judge Dixon yesterday for letter of administration of the estate. Elder Comerford was adjudged insane, and committed to St. Anthony's Hospital, denying the request of the son he be placed in the state asylum. Two weeks ago, the son spirited his father away, took him before Judge Myrick in Pueblo, had him again adjudged insane and committed to the asylum. County Judge Dixon issued a citation directing the son return his father immediately to Denver.

Comi, Catherine E.
Catherine E. Comi - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - Catherine E. Comi, age 74, passed away Oct. 25, 2001, at Mount San Rafael Hospital. She was born in Morley, Colo., on Nov. 23, 1926, to Mary (Ferri) and Pete Casa. She attended Trinidad High School, graduating in May 1944. On Oct. 15, 1944, Catherine was united in marriage to Steve Comi. Catherine was employed as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell for 25 years until her retirement. Preceding her in death are parents, Mary and Pete Casa; infant son; beloved daughter, Anna Marie Comi; infant granddaughter; grandson, Jason Wayne; sister, Elizabeth (Harry) McCluskey; sister-in-law, Gertrude Cassa; and nephew, Eddie Greco. Survivors are husband, Steve Comi, Trinidad; daughter, Kitsy (Art) Winter, Trinidad; grandchildren, Ty Winter, Grand Junction, Colo., Clint Winter, Trinidad, Denise (Felix) Maldonado, Trinidad, DeAnna Espinoza, Trinidad, Steven Espinoza, Trinidad; great-grandchildren, Amanda Trujillo, Ashley Gutierrez, Isaiah Gutierrez; sisters, Joan (Bob) Crittenden, Gardner, Colo., Esther (Mike) Peretto, Trinidad; brothers, Joe (Joyce) Cassa, Aurora, Colo., George Cassa, Wheatridge, Colo.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice Johnson, Wheatridge, Colo., Dominic (Theresa) Comi, Pueblo; numerous aunts and uncles, including Mary Casa, Trinidad, Minnie Frenchmore, Trinidad; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and many dear friends whom she loved. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil rites will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Holy Trinity Church. There will be a reception following the vigil at Twin Pines Clubhouse. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Holy Trinity Church with funeral Mass celebrated by Rev. Bob Hagan. Entombment will follow at Lady of Sorrows Mausoleum, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, with graveside services conducted by the La Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Pallbearers are Ty Winter, Clint Winter, Steven Espinoza, Kenneth Franch, Michael Joe Peretto and Joseph E. Cassa. Immediately following the funeral services, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph's parish hall. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to Trinidad Catholic Schools, Ave Maria shrine or charity of their choice. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home and Cotter Family Davis Mortuary.

Comi, Stephen L.
Stephen L. Comi - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2005 - Stephen L. Comi, 81, passed away Sept. 26, 2005. Survived by his wife, Caroline; mother, Louise Comi of University Park Care Center; brother, Ted (Wanda) Comi of Pueblo; children, Stephani of Pueblo, Tom (Connie) of Tucson, Ariz., Julie (Jayson) Dansdill of Castle Rock, Colo.; grandchildren, Todd and Troy Comi of Tucson, and Scott Young of Broomfield, Colo.; cousin, Dominick (Theresa) Comi of Pueblo, Ted (Judy) Calentino of Colorado City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Comi, in 1964. Steve was born July 13, 1924, in Pueblo. He was a well-known retired Pueblo musician, businessman and educator. Steve was a decorated WWII soldier and a member of the Centennial Hall of Fame. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Deacon Ken Butcher officiating. Private family interment, Monday. Those who desire may make memorials to Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation through the funeral home.

Comi, Vera E.
Vera E. Comi - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1999 - Vera E. of Pueblo passed away Dec. 13, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Dominic, in 1963. Also preceded in death by granddaughter, Julia Mae Fognani. She is survived by daughter, Antoinette Krajacic, Pueblo; sons, Steve Comi, Trinidad, and Dominick Comi, Pueblo; brothers, Tony (Lily) Palese, Salida, Joe (Rose) Palese, Cheyenne, Dan (Jodell) Palese, Salida; sisters, Rose Cicerelli and Louise (Ralph) Mazza, both of Salida. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Vera E. to Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Comiskey, James H.
James H. Comiskey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2004 - James H. Comiskey, 78, passed away Aug. 3, 2004. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean M. Comiskey of the family home in Pueblo West; children, Patrick of Parker, Colo., Peggi of Encinitas, Calif., Tim of Pueblo, James (Toni) of Silt, Colo., and John (Dana) of Carlsbad, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and niece, Carol Kasic of Albuquerque, N.M.; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. James was born to James G. and Mary Comiskey on July 5, 1926, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. James and Jean were married Aug. 20, 1949, in Eau Claire, Wis. James retired in 1984 from the CF&I as a crane operator. His favorite pastimes were walking, cooking, fishing and travel. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at St. Pius X Church, 3130 Morris, with the Rev. Father William Huber as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Comiskey, Mabel G.
Mabel G. Comiskey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1998 - Mabel G. Comiskey, 101, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 17, 1998, in Greeley. Preceded in death by her husband, Q.H. Mick" Comiskey. Mabel was a happy and active resident of Centennial Health Care until a recent fall where she suffered a fractured hip. She played bingo and attended every activity and outing, including a visit last August to the Greeley Stampede where she rode the ferris wheel. She is survived by son, Robert (Eileen) Comiskey of Greeley- grandchildren, Kathleen (Don) Dolce, Judith (Brad) Sprague and Terrie (Stewart) Abbot- as well as seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, with funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Centennial Health Care Center, 1637 29th Avenue Pl., Greeley, Colo. 80631.

Compton, Louise Theresa
Louise Theresa Compton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2001 - Louise Theresa Compton, 84, Trinidad, April 27. Survived by children, Tom Compton, Carol Henninger, and Sue Smith, Pueblo, Richard Compton and Robert Compton, Trinidad, and Vivian Ann Compton, Livonia, Mich. Service 10 a.m., Wednesday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Compton, Philip
Philip Compton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2002 - Age 88, of Pueblo, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002. Mr. Compton was a longtime employee of the Southern Colorado Power Co. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Faye Compton, Opal Roley and Dorothy Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Earleen June, after 62 years of marriage; sons, Richard (Beverly) Compton and Gerald (Suzette) Compton; grandchildren, Deanna (Tony) Coppola, Mark Compton, Victoria (Brian) Conner, Darren Compton and Neil Compton; great-grandchildren, Dillon, Devon, Zachary, Kailey, Brandon and Nicholas; brother, Homer (Barbara) Compton; sister, Doris Griffith; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to St. Mary-Corwin Foundation, c/o Jane Robbe Rhodes, 1008 Minnequa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Comstock, Jennie
Jennie Comstock - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1931 - Jennie Comstock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Comstock, died Monday evening at the family home, 419 West Twentieth Street. Besides her parents, she is survived by her brother, Keith, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Comstock of Olney Springs, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Grant of Avondale. Funeral Services will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Conant, Fred H.
Fred H. Conant – Alamosa Journal – September 4, 1884 – Fred H. Conant, at one time mining editor of the Leadville Herald, died at Pueblo last week.

Conarty, Ruth
Ruth E. Conarty - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2002 - Ruth E. Conarty, 86, passed away Nov. 30, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in August 1998. Ruth is survived by her sister, Dorothy Noonon, Whitehall, Ohio; daughter, Lorraine John; grandchildren, Ian John and Marti Jo (Joe) Weiter; nephew, Steven Briggs, Warwick, R.I.; great-grandchildren, Kayliegh and Chloe Weiter; and special friend, Patti Reiff. Ruth loved the Broncos, children, classical music, opera and animals, even making friends with the squirrels at her nursing home. Born in Rhode Island on Feb. 8, 1916, Ruth never stopped missing the Atlantic Ocean. The family thanks everyone at Pueblo Extended Care for their warmth and kindness to Ruth, her family and friends. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, whose wonderful staff helped ease Ruth's final days.

Conatore, Dominick
Dominick "Danny" Conatore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2003 - Dominick "Danny" Conatore was born March 27, 1925. On Thursday, July 31, 2003, Danny passed into the loving arms of his Father and Creator. Please join us in celebrating his life with your personal expressions at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. His wishes are to be cremated and returned to the mountains. Survivors include daughters, Chris Robertson and Terri Conatore; and grandchildren, Dan, Rachel, Krysti and Adamm.

Conatore, Rose
Rose Mendicello Conatore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2003 - Rose Mendicello Conatore, 84, passed away September 24, 2003. Survived by sister, Josephine Betts; and son, Paul D. Conatore. A member of "The Greatest Generation", Rose was born to the union of Emilio Mendicello and Nicolina Todaro, August 11, 1919, in Pueblo, Colorado, and was a lifetime resident of the city's Bessemer neighborhood. From a very young age, she learned baking, canning, cooking, sewing, crocheting, embroidery and other homemaking skills. She had to be an adult as a child and knew firsthand the meaning of hard work. An outstanding student, she had to leave Central High School shortly before graduating to take care of her father, brother, and two younger sisters, when her mother died of cancer at age 36. Rose married Charles A. Conatore in 1946. They had two children, Mary Jo and Paul, and were together for 48 years before Chila's death in 1994. They owned Evans Fruit Market and operated that neighborhood grocery store seven days a week, 11 hours a day, 360 days a year for 36 years until their retirement in 1982. In addition to being mother and homemaker, Rose handled the accounts and transactions of the business, their U.S. Post Office substation, and their Colorado Game and Fish Department license sales office. When her husband began to suffer one illness after another, Rose took care of him while taking charge of the entire operation during the last 11 years of the store's existence. She took care of family and relatives most of her life. People relied on her love and generosity. In addition to her own children, she raised or helped to raise nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the family, most notably, Lana (Klune) Hunter, Dolores (Conatore) Voight, Paul J. Conatore, Patricia (Blatnick) Stout, Terri (Conatore) Dannehl, Christine (Conatore) Robertson, Chad Campbell, Allison (Campbell) Crull, and Hannah Campbell. She also provided care to her uncle, Dominic Morrone for 11 years, and her brother-in-law, Dominic Conatore following a serious accident. She was bridesmaid to her sisters, aunt Lula (Morrone) Mendicello, cousins, Antoinette (Cozzolino) Mahar and Lena (Marcovecchio) Soldano, and sister-in-law, Frances (Conatore) Weber. She was godmother to cousin Eleanor (Piastri) Norris, nieces, Lana Hunter, Susanne Baker, Kathy (Weber) Hayes, Elizabeth (Hayes) Schreiber, Terri Dannehl, Christine Robertson, Allison Crull, and Hannah Campbell; and nephews, C. Paul Kimberling and Eddie Klune Jr. Rose was happiest with family or friends around her, especially when keeping family traditions and Italian customs, or enjoying holidays, birthdays and weddings. She was "famous" for her homemade ricotta filled ravioli, cavatelli, braciole, potica, and many kinds of Christmas cookies. She loved her spring bulb blossoms, roses of many varieties, and bearded irises of more than 30 colors. It always gave her great joy to be doing something for someone else and she was an artisan who handcrafted bridal gowns, lace tablecloths and doilies, baby blankets, afghans and sweaters treasured by many family members and friends. Only rarely did Rose do anything for herself. She achieved her goal of becoming a member of Central High's class of 1938, receiving her diploma in 1971. She was extremely proud of her daughter who received BA and MA degrees, as well as Type D Certification in elementary education, was honored Colorado Distinguished Educator in 1986, and taught in Baxter and Beulah elementary schools for 23 years. She was also quite proud to have contributed to, and be featured in, "Old Ties, New Attachments: Italian American Folklife in the West", published in 1992, as part of a major project by the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Rose was a member of several clubs and organizations including Ladies Fidelity Lodge of the Columbia Federation of America, Saint Teresa Society, Order of Martha and Saint Francis Xavier Parish. She is also survived by dear friends, sisters-in-law, Emily (Virgil) Wiley and Frances Weber; brothers-in-law, George (Jan) and Louis (Pam) Conatore and Mark Klune; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved cousins, Albert Mendicello, Lucy Adams, Marie Mendicello, Anna Mae (Don) Thornton, Antoinette Mahar, Betty Cozzolino, Josephine (Novie) Vernon, Rose Corwin, Mike (Katie) Cozzolino, Frances (Rodger) Moreschini, and Helen (Thomas) Poulis. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, son-in-law, Anthony J. Latino, brother, Frank Mendicello, sister, Stella Wilson, parents-in-law, Ippolito Pietro and Teresina (Morrone) Cannataro, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie Klune, L.B. Wilson, Josephine Blatnick, Russell Weber, Ursula and Harold Cline, Mike and Nellie Conatore, Mary Beth Klune, and Dominic Conatore. (Apologies for any errors or omissions). Most sincere appreciation and gratitude to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for comforting Rose and ensuring she passed with dignity. In accordance with Rose's requests, her remains will be cremated and inurned at Imperial Memorial Gardens in a private ceremony. Although Rose wanted no funeral service or remembrance of any kind, family and friends are invited to a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church on, Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at 2 p.m. A reception will be held after the services in the Mediterranean Room. Paul D. Conatore may be contacted at 2226 E. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004-3933, (719) 560-1381.

Concannon, Patricia June
Patricia June Concannon - Huerfano World - March 1, 2001 - Patricia June Concannon, 69, of Hougoton, KS, and Cuchara, passed away Feb. 25, 2001 at her home in Kansas. Born Oct. 11, 1931 in Joplin, MO, the daughter of the late Earl T. and Dorothy Patterson Davis, she graduated from Topeka, KS, in the Class of 1949. She continued her education at Washburn University, until her marriage to Don Concannon on Nov. 23, 1952 at West Side Baptist Church in Topeka. After their marriage, the couple moved to Hugoton, where she was a homemaker, airplane pilot and founded, Patricia's, a ladies ready-to-wear shop in downtown Hugoton. Survivors include her husband, Don, of the home; her daughter, Debra (Dave) Traster, Wichita, KS; her son, Craig (Susan) Concannon, Beloit, KS; six grandchildren, Jessica, Kelsy, Curtis, Christiana, Taylor and Tyler. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Smith. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the United Methodist Church in Hugoton with The Rev. Nel Holmes and The Rev. Terrill Worthington officiating. Interment will be in the Hugoton Cemetery directed by the Roberts Funeral Home in Hooker, OK. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Memorials may be given to the Chris Concannon Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945.

Conci, Henry L.
Henry L. "Hank" Conci - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2003 - Henry L. "Hank" Conci, 74, passed away Jan. 8, 2003. Survived by his loving wife and companion of 49 years, Patricia; children, Stephanie (Matt) Davis, Orinda, Calif., Henry "Bud" (Patti) Conci, Trussville, Ala., and Gayle Conci Lucero, Pueblo; sister, Mary Cortesi, Tracy, Calif.; brother, Victor Conci, Pueblo; grandchildren, Cory and Morgan Lucero, Caitlin and Cole Conci, Tyler and Emily Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Victor and Rosalia Conci; brother, Charles Conci; and grandson, Ryan O' Connor. In 1978, Hank retired from the CF&I after 26 years. He was a kind and devoted family man who adored his grandchildren. He liked nothing better than spending time with them and relished all their sporting accomplishments. Hank also was proud of his Italian heritage and loved listening to and singing opera music. He was a member of Eagles Lodge FOE No. 145. At his request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Conci, Rose A.
Rose A. Conci - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Rose A. Conci passed away Nov. 25, 1997. Born in Sporminore, Italy, May 28, 1900. Preceded in death by husband, Victor Conci Sr. and son, Charles Joseph Conci. Survived by children, Mary (Reno) Cortesi, Fremont, Calif., Henry (Pat) Conci, Pueblo, Victor (Jackie) Conci, Pueblo- grandchildren, Reno (LaVern) Cortesi, Tracy, Calif., Charles (Sue) Cortesi, Fremont, Calif., Stephanie (Matthew) Davis, Orinda, Calif., Bud (Patti) Conci, Crown Point, Ind., Gayle (Ron) Lucero, Pueblo, Mike (Nadine) Conci, Pueblo West, Codi and Keli Conci, Kim (Mike) Heether, Kamlynn (Steve) Cooke, Mary-Jean Conci, Krista (Joey) Ingrahm, numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, St. Benedict Church, Florence, Colo. Interment to follow, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. Family may be contacted at 1811 Maplewood Dr. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Concialdi, Helen M.
Helen M. Concialdi - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2006 - Helen M. Concialdi, 85, passed away April 21, 2006. Survived by her son, James (Kaylene) Concialdi of Pueblo; grandchildren, Lissa (Anthony) Siffring and Mike Concialdi, both of Colorado Springs, Nick Concialdi of Pueblo; great-grandchild, Kylie Siffring of Colorado Springs; siblings, Anne Anselmo, John (Peggy) Gagliardi, Marie Colangelo, Rosann (Rudy) Icabone, Gene (Elinor) Gagliardi and Pat (Jerry) Ridgeway; brother-in-law, Joseph Concialdi; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel F. Concialdi on June 30, 1990; parents, Ventura and Antionette Gagliardi; brothers, Frank and Jimmy Gagliardi; and brothers-in-law, Albert and Sabio Concialdi. Helen was born June 29, 1920, in Trinidad, Colo. The piano was always part of Helen's life, as she played since age 5. Her music will be missed by all. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2006, St. Pius X Parish, 3130 Morris Ave., with the Rev. Father Bill Huber as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Soup Kitchen through Montgomery & Steward.

Concino, Barbarito
Barbarito “Lito” Concino - Huerfano World - March 11, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1930: Barbarito "Lito" Concino, 14, was killed instantly when playmates dislodged a large rock on the hill above the Walsen school which struck him on the head.

Conder, Angela M.
Angela M. Conder - Huerfano World - January 12, 1989 - Angela M. Conder, 93, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 1989, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital. She had been ill for the past two months following a stroke. Born in Glenwood Springs, Aug. 23, 1895, she came to Walsenburg in 1936 and had been living in Pueblo for the past six years. Mrs. Conder was a member of St. Mary Church. Mrs. Conder is survived by three children, Christina McCleod, Methuen, MA, Caroline Todd, Pueblo West and Eida Conder, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Conder, Bertha Catherine
Bertha Catherine Conder - Huerfano World - October 10, 1991 - Funeral mass for Bertha Catherine Conder, 80, of Walsenburg, who died in Huerfano County Medical Center Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1991, will be Friday from St. Mary Church at 10 a.m. A Tabernacle Society rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Thursday (today) at Boies Almont Chapel and wake service will be at 7 p.m. from St. Mary. Born Jan. 21, 1911 in Rouse, she graduated from St. Mary School in 1929. She married Mike Conder June 27, 1936 and they had celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this past summer. Mrs. Conder was a member of St. Mary Church, the Tabernacle Society and the Huerfano Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Mike, Walsenburg; a son, Kenneth, Denver; a sister, Mary Richardson, Trinidad and two grandchildren. Burial will be in North St. Mary, Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Conder, Charlotte R.
Charlotte R. Conder - Huerfano World - October 11, 1990 - In Loving Memory of Charlotte R. Conder, beloved mother and daughter, who died October 10, 1974 - Verse - Sadly missed, never forgotten, and loved forever and always. Your mom, Rose Slevec.

Conder, Elda Mary
Elda Mary Conder - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2003 - Elda Mary Conder, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2003. She is survived by her sisters, Christina McLeod and Caroline Todd; sister-in-law, Anne Conder of Des Moines, N.M.; also, numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Elda will be remembered by her longtime friends, Vi Artzberger, Bev Carty and Sue Williams and the “love of her life,” Max. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and the Eagles No. 145. A special thank you to the staff and doctors at Parkview for their care and compassion. In lieu of food, memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church. Viewing will be 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Per Elda's request cremation will take place.

Conder, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Conder - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1998 - Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home - Elizabeth Conder, 89, of Colorado Springs, died Aug. 19, 1998. She was born June 22, 1909, in Rockvale, Colo. She married Andrew Paul Bud" Conder Aug. 10, 1931. He precedes her in death. Survived by sister, Katherine Newkirk of Colorado Springs- brothers, Michael Valent Jr. of Canon City and Andy Valent of Pueblo- several nieces and nephews. Visitation, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Shrine of Remembrance America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Service, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Shrine of Remembrance America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Burial will be Monday at Union Highland Cemetery in Florence. Memorial contributions to the charity of choice.

Conder, Irene
Irene Conder - Huerfano World - March 28, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Irene Conder, who died 25 years ago, Mar. 27. - Verse - Sadly missed by family.

Conder, Janice
Janice Conder - Huerfano World - September 20, 2001 - In Loving Memory of Janice Conder, who passed away one year ago September 22. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Cherie, Candie and Doris.

Conder, Jerry
Gerald John "Jerry" Conder - Huerfano World - February 6, 1992 - Former County Sheriff Jerry Conder, 52 Dies - A memorial funeral mass was Monday for former Huerfano County Sheriff Gerald "Jerry" Conder, 52, of Walsenburg. Mr. Conder died Friday, January 31, 1992 in Huerfano County Medical Center after suffering with cancer for several months. Born Mar. 20, 1939, in Pueblo, to John and Irene Galassini Conder, he was reared in Tioga and attended school there through the eighth grade. He then attended St. Mary High School graduating in 1957. After graduation he worked for CF&I, Safeway Store in Walsenburg, and J&L Electric. In 1968, he became undersheriff for the late Tony Velarde for eight years. He was elected sheriff in 1971 and held that office for two terms until 1979. He then went to work for Cablevision until starting his own electrical contracting business which he operated until about six months ago when ill health forced him to stop work. He was a member of the BPOE Lodge of Walsenburg and St. Mary Church. An avid baseball fan he had a large collection of cards depicting famous players. He is survived by his wife, Doris, the former Doris Struble Caine of Walsenburg; his children, Cherie Conder, Walsenburg; Candice Toller, Denver and John Caine, Walsenburg; his father, John Conder, Walsenburg; his sister, Janice Conder, Walsenburg; two grandchildren, uncles, nephews and cousins. Cremation with private inurment in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Conder, John
John Conder - Huerfano World - January 6, 1994 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1908: Mining accidents caused the deaths of George Gumzovic in the Midway and John Conder, who leaves a wife and three children, in the Maitland. [Editor's Note: Obituary for John Conder is listed in Walsenburg World, January 2, 1908, Page 1.]

Conder, Mike
Mike Conder - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 1999 - Mike Conder, 85, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, July 25, 1999. Survived by a son, Kenneth (Carol) Conder, Denver; a niece, Janice Conder, Walsenburg; two nephews, Andrew Conder Jr., Pete Conder, Pueblo; and two grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Conder, Oct. 8, 1991. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, St. Mary Church with Father Rich Wehmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - July 29, 1999 - Mike Conder, 85, of Walsenburg, died July 25, 1999 at his home. Born Sept. 4, 1913 in Gordon to George and Catherine Judiscak Conder, he was an avid fisherman and member of UMWA and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his son, Kenneth Conder, Denver; a niece, Janice Conder, Walsenburg, two nephews and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha in October, 1991. Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Conder, Pamela
Pamela Conder - Huerfano World - February 26, 1998 - Pamela Conder, 34, of Thornton, who was eight months pregnant, died while jogging when hit by a car Monday. Her unborn child also died. She is the wife of former Huerfano and Colorado Highway Patrolman in Denver, Pat Conder. He is the son of Tom and Edna Conder of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg. Funeral service is Thursday (today) at 11 a.m. from Highland Mortuary Chapel at 10201 Grant Street in Thornton. She was cremated.

Conger, Luther
Luther Conger - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 1997 - Luther Conger, 73, passed away Sept. 2, 1997. Survived by his wife, Christine Conger of Bronte, Texas- son-in-law, Lewis (Christine) Snow of Pueblo- three sisters- two brothers- grandchildren, Gwenna (Mike) Swearingen, Gena (Craig) Nixon, Jennifer (Ron) Niemann, Lewis (Joey) Snow and Luther Snow- and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Viola Conger in 1984, and daughter, Kathleen Snow, in 1989. Born Sept. 25, 1923, in Burlington, Colo. Luther was a veteran of World War II and retired after many years of service from the U.S. Postal Service. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Conley Henderson officiating.

Conkas, Tom
Tom Conkas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Tom Conkas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Tom Conkas: Greek, age 36, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Conklin, Anna B.
Anna B. Conklin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2005 - Anna B. Conklin, 88, went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2005. She was born June 3, 1916, in Cunningham, Kan., to Bertha (Kennedy) and William Rose. Anna was engaged to Vernon Conklin in 1942. She was nicknamed “Rosie the Riveter” and built B-29s. In 1945, when Vernon returned from World War II, they were married and spent 54 years together, until Vernon passed away in 1999. Anna is also preceded in death by her brothers, George (Ada), Leon, Ivan, Floren, and Roy Rose; sisters, Ivy (Dayton) Dyche, and Clara (Ed) Fisher. She is survived her sister, Velma Simmons; sisters-in-law, Nellie, Helen, and Bonnie Rose. Also survived by her daughter, Sherry Smith, of Gardenville, Nev.; son, Dorlan Conklin; grandson, Ryan Conklin. Anna and Doc were married in Kansas and moved to Colorado, where they raised a family. Anna was a loving mother and spent time with her family. She was actively involved in church activities. She liked to travel and fish. Anna will be sadly missed. Special thanks to the people at Life Care Nursing Home whom she loved very much. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, First Southern Baptist Church with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Anna's memory to the church through the funeral home.

Conklin, Ernest C.
Ernest C. Conklin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - Ernest C. Conklin passed away Oct. 16, 2003, in Pueblo. Ernie was born in Olivette, Kan., on March 28, 1916, and had lived in Pueblo since 1940. He was employed by the Rio Grande Railroad as an Engineer for 42 years before retiring in 1978. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the European Theater including Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Conklin was an active member and Deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He belonged to Pueblo Lodge No. 17 AF&AM, the Southern Colorado Scottish Rite Bodies, BPO Elks No. 90 and served as secretary-treasurer of the Rio Grande Veterans Club. Ernie was also active in the SRDA Meals on Wheels program. He had a wonderful green thumb and kept beautiful rose gardens. Mr. Conklin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis, of the family home; two children, Mark (Anneliese) Conklin of Security-Widefield, Lana (Aaron Bellamy) Carlson of Redstone; a sister, Myrtle McCullough of Denver; as well as seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Conklin will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Kan. Donations in memory of Mr. Conklin may be made to the SRDA Meals on Wheels Program either direct or through the mortuary.

Conklin, Everett Erwin Jr.
Everett Erwin Conklin Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2004 - Everett Erwin Conklin Jr., was found in his home Sunday, P.M., March 21, 2004. He was born November 6, 1939 in Independence Kansas to Dr. Everett E. Conklin (Doc) and Velma Dessie (Farmer) Conklin. He graduated from Labette County Community High School and earned his degree in architecture from Kansas State University of Manhattan. He also served 4 years in the United States Navy. He lived in Texas, Ft. Collins, Colorado and Pueblo, Colorado. In 1999 he moved to Mound Valley, Kansas to care for his mother, Velma Conklin. He belonged to the National Rifleman's Association and the Fire-Arms Coalition of Colorado. Survivors are: 2 Sons - Karl W. Conklin and his wife, Ilka of Pine, Colorado. Matthew W. Conklin of Pueblo, Colorado. 1 Sister- Sharon Findley & her husband David of Afton, Oklahoma. A graveside service was Wednesday, March 24 at 10:00 A.M., at the Mound Valley Cemetery of Mound Valley. A memorial has been established to the Mound Valley Library and may be left at or mailed to the Bath Funeral Home of Altamont, Kansas 67330.

Conklin, Marilyn Ann
Marilyn Ann Conklin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2003 - Marilyn Ann Conklin, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 27, 2003. She is preceded in death by parents, Alvin and Iva Conklin; and sister, Shirley Conklin. She is survived by sister, Karen "Kay" (Harold) England; two nieces, Randa Cain and Robyn Ingram; three great-nieces, Courtney Cain, Caitlyn Cain and Taylor Ingram; and one great-nephew, Payton Ingram, all of Columbus, Ind. Marilyn was a lifetime member of the First Church of the Nazarene and very active in the music department. She sang in the church choir, played the piano and played in the Bell Choir. She had a deep love for animals, especially her two dogs, "Courtney and Heather." Marilyn was dedicated to her work for 13 years at Convergys. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at the First Church of the Nazarene with Interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Marilyn Conklin to the American Cancer Society or the First Church of the Nazarene Music Fund through the funeral home office.

Conklin, Vernon
Vernon "Doc" Conklin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1999 - Vernon "Doc" Conklin, 85, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 8, 1999. Doc liked fishing, hunting and working in his yard. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ann Conklin; daughter, Sherry Smith; son, Dorlan Conklin; grandson, Ryan Conklin; brother, Ernest Conklin; and sister, Myrtle McCauley. Preceded in death by his parents, Cythera and Charles Conklin; brothers, Erwin, Bill and Alvin Conklin; and sisters, Della Stebbens, Florence Crawford and Amy Jewell. He served in the 93rd Artillery Division in North Africa and Italy during World War II. Vern was a brakeman and conductor on the Santa Fe Railroad. Vern was a member of First Southern Baptist Church and served many years as a deacon. The family extends special thanks to the staff of Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Florence, Colo. Viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at First Southern Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit flowers. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that contributions be made to the Building Fund at First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland, Pueblo, Colo. 81005.

Conley, Elizabeth Maria
Elizabeth Maria Conley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2000 - Elizabeth Maria Conley went to be with the Lord April 4, 2000. Mrs. Conley was an avid bowler. She also loved gardening and fishing. Preceded in death by her mother, father and daughter, Ramona Conley. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Samuel M. Conley; children, Lilly Marlene Conley, William Sam Conley and Sandra (Dale) Bunting; grandchildren, Crystal (Tighe) Hall and William Dale Bunting; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Hall; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Conley, George
George Conley – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 23, 1873 – Died in east Pueblo of hemorrhage of the bowels, on Saturday the 22d instant, George Conley eldest son of Lewis Conley, aged about sixteen years. In this deep affliction, Mr. Conley has the heartfelt sympathy of numerous friends. This cannot lessen the great sorrow that has fallen upon him and his household, but true human sympathy can rob grief of some of its misery and distil a part of the bitterness from the heaviest tears, and so our friends are real comforters in hours of sorrow. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 23, 1873 – Mr. Conley's son, whose death we announce elsewhere will be buried this morning at ten o'clock. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Eades, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city and on this account the usual Sabbath morning services at this church will not take place. The afternoon and evening services will occur as usual.

Conley, John F. Sr.
John F. Conley Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1999 - John F. Conley Sr., 75, of Holly, Colo., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Valley Memorial-Holly Chapel. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday. Burial in the Holly Cemetery with full military honors.

Conley, Lee
Lee Conley - Huerfano World - January 4, 1990 - Graveside service with military honors was held for Lee Conley of La Veta, Tuesday, Jan. 2, in Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Conley died at his home Friday, Dec. 29, 1989, after a lengthy illness. Born in Pit Branch, WV, Mar. 5, 1921, he married Janet L. Pene Jan. 7, 1982. In 1983, he came to La Veta to make his home after retiring from over-the-road truck driving for 38 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the Four Stacker and Wipple Association, which is made up of sailors that served in the Asiatic Sea during World War II. He was also a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife Janet L. Conley, La Veta and other relatives and friends. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Conley, Lilly Mae
Lilly Mae Conley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1986 - Lilly Mae Conley, a Pueblo resident since 1943, late of 2012 E. 11th, passed away Nov. 7, 1986. Mrs. Conley helped organize the Parkview Baptist Church, and was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church, the Altrusa Club, the Order of Eastern Star and was in partnership with her son, Elvin, in Conley's TV & Appliance for many years. Mrs. Conley was preceded in death by her husband, William Conley in 1958. Survivors include three sons, Elvin (Betty) Conley, John A. Conley, and Samuel M. (Elizabeth) Conley, all of Pueblo; one sister, Florence Schwerk of Pueblo; one brother, Arnold (Verna) Combs of Penrose; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Les Dobbins of the Belmont Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1517 Saratoga or 1904 E. 10th.

Conley, Samuel M.
Samuel M. Conley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2000 - Samuel M. Conley went to be with the Lord Sept. 30, 2000. Mr. Conley served in the U.S. Army in Germany. While stationed there he met and married his loving wife who has been his partner for 51 years. They enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours fishing and boating together. He also enjoyed hunting and spending time with friends and family. His family will always remember him as a "Great Dad." Preceded in death by his mother; father; daughter, Ramona Conley; and wife, Elizabeth M. Conley. He is survived by his children, Lilly Marlene Conley, William S. (Kristy) Conley, and Sandra (Dale) Bunting; grandchildren, Crystal (Tighe) Hall and William Dale Bunting; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Hall and Hunter Cole Hall; brother, Elvin (Betty) Conley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 until 7 p.m. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Connell, Lillian A.
Lillian A. Connell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2003 - Lillian A. Connell, 84, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully Feb. 8, 2003. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., and subsequently lived in Fort Bragg, N.C., the Panama Canal Zone, Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas, before moving to Pueblo to be closer to her family. She is survived by her aunt, Ruth Zobka; sisters, Mildred Marchitto and Mary Lee (Harry) Fennell; daughter, Mary Lee "Sally" McGill-Eagan; son, Paul E. (Lillian) Hodges; grandsons, Patrick M. (Lori) McGill and Randel P. (Johnna) McGill; granddaughters, Laurie L. (Guy) Pieratt and Melissa L. Hodges; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her employment included projects for the Inter-American Geodetic Survey team and White Sands Missile Range, following which she established her own real estate office that she operated until her retirement. She was deeply loved and especially appreciated by her relatives and friends for her kindness, generosity, quick sense of humor and intelligence. Per her request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium, and no service. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers. Those who wish may contribute to the Salvation Army or to the charity of the donor's choice through the funeral home.

Connelley, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Connelley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2000 - Sarah E. Connelley, 83, passed away April 6, 2000. Survived by her daughters, Dortha (Jerry) Britton of Aurora, Colo., Ruth Ann Dowd of Pueblo and Martha (Wayne) Yaden of Quilcene, Wash.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous friends. Sarah was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Harrington, Del. Member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Rogers officiating.

Conner, Mary L.
Mary L. Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 Mary L. Conner, 94, departed this life Oct. 11, 2002, at Health Care at Franklin Park in Denver, Colo. She was born on Nov. 8, 1907, to Dock and Clara McElroy. Mary grew up and was raised in Kerr, Ark. After spending her youth in Kerr, and after the death of her first husband, Mary moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1950, where she met Ben Conner, whom she married in Raton, N.M. She joined Bethlehem Church in 1950. After Ben passed away she stayed in Pueblo for some years, then moved to Denver, Colo. She leaves to cherish her memory one son, Samuel Stanton Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Dorothy Barryman of Kansas City, Mo, and Clara L. Degreate of Denver; and five stepchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Angelus Funeral Directors, located at 2535 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., Pueblo. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Conner, Mary W.
Mary W. Conner - Colorado Daily Chieftain November 24, 1875 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary W. Conner, wife of W.H. Conner, of this city, took place Tuesday afternoon, attended by a large number of friends of the family. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church, and a very beautiful sermon, appropriate to the life of the deceased, was delivered by the pastor, Rev. Isaac W. Monfort, from thence the remains were conveyed to the cemetery and the last sad rites were performed by Rev. Mr. Tompkins. Mrs. Conner was a lady of quiet and modest deportment, and possessed noble virtues that made her many friends during her residence for the last three years in this city. She was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, and her loss to that society, and her circle of friends, will not soon be replaced.

Conner, Melvin M.
Melvin M. Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Melvin M. Conner, 71, former Puebloan, passed away in Denver on Dec. 22, 1999. Mr. Conner was born in Pueblo on Aug. 8, 1928. Preceded in death by his parents, Ben F. Conner, Lillie Belle Conner; two brothers, Alvin and Ben "Doug" Conner Jr.; sister, Doris Howard. Survived by his children, Ronald and Vernon Conner, Lenore Patterson; siblings, Kenneth (Betty) Conner, Robert (Vi) Conner, Ineta Price, Eleanor Story, Alice Clay, Stan (Hattie) Stanton, Dorothy (John L.) Berryman, Clara DeGrate; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Bethsaida Temple, 3930 E. 37th Ave. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Denver. Visitation, 4-9 p.m. today, Pipkin Mortuary.

Conner, Norma V.
Norma V. Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2000 - Norma V. Conner passed away April 10, 2000. Norma was preceded in death by husbands, Glen C. Nesson, in 1965, and later by James B. Conner. Also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by sisters, Lota (George) Phillips, Goodland, Kan., and Zora (Milton) Zimbelman, Wichita, Kan. Norma was a longtime member of Adriance United Methodist Church. She retired after many years from the Pueblo Depot Activity. Norma will be remembered as a farm girl who enjoyed working hard and having shown concern for other people. The family asks that you omit food and flowers and those who wish may make donations to the Adriance United Methodist Church, 1702 W. 30th St., Pueblo, 81008. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Adriance United Methodist Church.

Conner, Sarah Hicks
Sarah Hicks Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2004 - Sarah Hicks Conner, 94, a homemaker departed this life Jan. 1, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A Pueblo resident since 1936, Mrs. Conner was born Sept. 23, 1909, in Humnoke, Ark. She married Alex Conner on Nov. 30, 1929. He preceded her in death; also two sons, Frank and Roy Conner; a daughter, Hattie Mae Conner Stanton. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Cleo (Earskin) Davidson, Boone, Iowa, Rubye Faye Conner, Colorado Springs, Josephine Singleton, Sacramento, Calif., Charles David (Cheri) Conner, Denver, Dorothy Marie Marlin, Kennasaw, Ga., James Lavelle Conner, Pueblo, Carroll Dean Conner, Denver, Lawrence Eugene (Sheri) Conner, Colorado Springs; 39 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Leann Hicks Curenton, Little Rock, Ark.; other relatives and friends. Cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Bethlehem Baptist Church. Private inurnment.

Conner, Wes
Wes Conner - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2004 - Wes Conner, 43, passed away Sept. 25, 2004. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Adie Brown and Walter and Myrtle Conner; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Survived by parents, Neal and Georgie Conner, Pueblo; sisters, Carol (Steve) McMahon., Pueblo West, and Denise (Rick) Urban, Pueblo; nephew, Steven McMahon, USN; nieces, Angela McMahon, Amber, Courtney, and Brooke DeWeese; and nephew Taylor Urban. Wes graduated from USC in 1990 and was a financial analyst. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Bipolar Support Alliance through the funeral home office.

Connett, W. S.
W. S. Connett - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 22, 1916 - Dr. W. S. Connett of Raton, N.M., while on his way to Denver to meet his wife and daughter, was killed eighteen miles south of Pueblo when his automobile overturned. He was found lying dead by the roadside.

Connolly, James
James Connolly – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 14, 1876 – Bill Caveness – How He Murdered Connolly – A correspondent of the Chieftain, writing from Trinidad, gives the following particulars of the murder of James Connolly on the Dry Cimarron, briefly alluded to in a special to the Chieftain in the issue yesterday: It seems that a man named Bone has been arrested on a charge of stealing some horses from a person named McLush, into whose charge the horses had been put by a deputy sheriff. On Sunday, the 10th inst., Bone was being taken to Cimarron City in charge of Connolly and McArnold. At a point on the Dry Cimarron, about fifty miles southeast of Trinidad, the parties halted and were getting some water near the road when Bill Caveness and Ross Blackburn rode up and took McArnold's arms from him. Bill Caveness then knocked Connolly down with his gun and then shot him with his pistol before he could rise, one ball taking effect in the breast and the other in the shoulder. Connolly died in less than five minutes. Caveness is a man of bad reputation having been engaged in several affairs of this kind before. It is said he was compelled to leave Texas on account of having killed a man. A reward of five hundred dollars is offered for his capture.

Connoly, John
John Connoly - Rocky Mountain News - October 24, 1911 - At Greeley, Colo., inquest to be held at Platteville, over the remains of John Connoly who it is believed committed suicide. The two men who stopped in town with him are being held awaiting the results of the inquiry. The coroner is not satisfied as the exact manner of death and believes an inquest is necessary. Following the request of relatives the remains will be sent to Hoosac Falls, N. Y. Rocky Mountain News - October 23, 1911 - "Jury Holds Inquest While "Dead" Man Cooks Supper." Fanatic Who Prayed on Streets Was Thought to Have Swallowed Carbolic Acid. At Greeley, while the jury was returning a verdict that John Connoly had ended his life, Connoly was busy at a ditch camp of C. O. Harrison, near Hudson, preparing dinner for the workers. This peculiar set of circumstances came about through Connoly's resemblance to the dead man. An accidental meeting of Deputy Coroner Fred Alnutt and Hugh Styres, an employee at the camp, told that Connoly is alive, well and at work. Relatives of Connoly would have received the remains of a stranger. The identification was made by so many that it was thought to be the Connoly. At one time Connoly related the story of his being doped on whiskey and almost landed him in the insane asylum at Pueblo, and of being in the city jail. At one time he grew violent and it looked that he might face a lunacy. However, he improved and was released. The remains found in a boxcar have yet to be identified.

Connor, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2006 - Elizabeth Connor, 58, passed away Feb. 14, 2006. Survived by her loving husband, Daniel; daughter, Sheila; and brother, Jim Rightmeyer. Preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy A. Cobb; grandmother, Myrtle Perez, grandfather, Joseph L. Perez; and brother, David Rightmeyer. Elizabeth enjoyed her yard work, tending her roses and lilacs and spending time with her pets. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Connors, George N.
George N. Connors - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2004 - George N. Connors, 81, passed away Oct. 27, 2004. Survived by his wife, Norma L. Connors; children, Daniel P. (Bonnie) Connors of Grand Junction, Nancy Ann (Sam) James of Perth, Australia, Ken (Lynda) Connors and Kathleen (Will) Greer, both of Pueblo; stepchildren, Edward (HeJung) Williams of Aurora, Kathy Williams of Seattle and Curtis Williams of Boulder; siblings, Thomas (Helene) Connors of Lakewood and Margaret Stoddard of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Betty Ellgen of Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Ann Connors in 1981; brother, Robert Connors; and brother-in-law, Harold Stoddard. George was born May 12, 1923, to Thomas and Loretta Connors in Santa Fe, N.M. He served in the Military Intelligence of the U.S. Army during WWII and Korea, and later worked as an insurance investigator. George was an avid fisherman, a Broncos fan and enjoyed gardening. His engaging sense of humor and positive and unique outlook on life will be deeply missed by his many friends and family. He attended Ascension Episcopal Church and St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a member of Pueblo Lodge No. 90 BPOE. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner and the Rev. Annette Brownlee officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the George Connors Memorial Fund at Ascension Episcopal Church, either direct or through the funeral home.

Connors, Mary Hellen
Mary Hellen Hill Young Connors - Times-Advocate - March 12, 1985 - San Marcos - Mary Hellen Hill Young Connors, a teacher for 36 years, died March 10 in San Diego. She was 93. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo., and lived in San Marcos for 50 years. She is survived by daughters Genevieve Alice of San Diego and Margaret Catherine of Placentia; son Robert Lee of Fullerton; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Alhiser-Wilson Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Richard Smith of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Private internment will be in the San Marcos Cemetery. Alhiser-Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. [Mary Hellen (Hill) Young Connors, born November 15, 1891, Walsenburg, Huerfano Co., CO; died March 10, 1985 in National City, San Diego Co., California and was buried in the San Marcos Cemetery]

Conover, A. V. D.
A. V. D. Conover – Leadville Weekly Herald – September 11, 1880 – Death of an Editor – Special to the Leadville Herald – Pueblo, September 4. – A. V. D. Conover, late editor of the Chieftain, died at his residence on Fourth street, in this city, to-day, of lung disease. The deceased was a brilliant writer, dearly beloved by all who know him, and his death has cast a gloom over the entire city. He leaves a loving wife and three little children – two boys and a girl. The Chieftain building is draped in mourning. Central City Weekly Register-Call - September 10, 1880 - A Colorado Journalist's Death - Mr. A. V. Conover, editor of the Pueblo Chieftain, died in that city Saturday morning at half past 9 o'clock. The funeral took place in that city at 4 o'clock p.m. yesterday. The deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. He had a host of friends among all classes and parties in that city. Colonel Conover was a man about 43 years of age. He had resided in Colorado about eight months only, having been driven to this state from Indiana by the hope of restoring his health. His disease was consumption, and although he was benefitted for a time by the change in climate, the sad result has proved that he came too late to our health-restoring region. When Dr. Stevenson retired from the editorial control of the Chieftain Mr. Conover was chosen by Captain Lambert to succeed him, and has filled the position on that paper continuously from his appointment until the time of his death. Central City Weekly Register-Call - September 10, 1880 - A Colorado Journalist's Death - Mr. A. V. Conover, editor of the Pueblo Chieftain, died in that city Saturday morning at half past 9 o'clock. The funeral took place in that city at 4 o'clock p.m. yesterday. The deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his death. He had a host of friends among all classes and parties in that city. Colonel Conover was a man about 43 years of age. He had resided in Colorado about eight months only, having been driven to this state from Indiana by the hope of restoring his health. His disease was consumption, and although he was benefitted for a time by the change in climate, the sad result has proved that he came too late to our health-restoring region. When Dr. Stevenson retired from the editorial control of the Chieftain Mr. Conover was chosen by Captain Lambert to succeed him, and has filled the position on that paper continuously from his appointment until the time of his death.

Conrad, Baby
Baby Conrad – Walsenburg World – March 10, 1922 – The 15 month's old baby of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Conrad passed away Thursday morning, having suffered only a few days. The death was due to pneumonia. The body was taken to Illinois for burial.

Conradi, Clinton J.
Clinton J. Conradi - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2005 - Clinton J. Conradi passed away March 18, 2005, in Pueblo. Clinton was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Pueblo to John and Ella Conradi. He was employed as an iron worker for many years before retiring. His survivors include his niece, Rose Mary Sterle; and great-nieces, Paula (Darren) Rivera, Ronda Lamberson and Glenda Sue Lamberson. At his request, no viewing or service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Conrow, C. M. (Mrs.)
Mrs. C. M. Conrow - Elbert Banner - August 11, 1911 - Mrs. C. M. Conrow is dead from the effects of a shock received when lightning struck near Trinidad about two weeks ago.

Conroy, Alma
Alma "Laura" Conroy - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2004 - Alma "Laura" Conroy, 95, born Sept. 25, 1909, passed away Dec. 28, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Conroy; parents, George and Alma Holden; and brother, Robert E. Holden. Survived by her sister, Julie Higgins; brother, William Holden; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Holden; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral in her name.

Conroy, Edith McGregor
Edith McGregor Conroy - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 28, 1919 - Edith McGregor Conroy, the wife of County Assessor Chas. H. Conroy, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning March 25, at the family home in Animas City of bronchial pneumonia.

Consinero, Sam
Sam Consinero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1986 - Sam Consinero of 42 Stanford, April 2, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Virginia Consinero. Father of Virginia (Merlin) Arduini, Eva Consinero, and Frances Consinero, all of Pueblo. Brother of Rose (Joseph) Juinta, Pueblo; and Virginia (Anthony) Basli, Yonkers, N.Y. Grandfather of Maria, Sammy, Paula, and David Arduini. Brother-in-law of Mrs. Carolyn Latino, Charles (Fern) Latino, Tony (Mary) Latino, and Rose Latino, all of Pueblo. Survived also by his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Giarratano, Alhambra, Calif., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A lifetime resident of Pueblo, Mr. Consinero was a member of Mount Carmel Parish. He was currently serving as president of St. Joseph Lodge No. 236 of the Columbian Federation and was a member of the Christopher Columbus Lodge of Pueblo, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, CF&I Retired Men's Club, USWA Local No. 2102, and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was also a member of the SRDA and delivered "Meals on Wheels." A veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II, he had been an employee of the CF&I Steel Corp. for 35 years prior to his retirement in 1978. Services Mount Carmel Church: rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass of the Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. The family will receive friends at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel today between 2 and 5 p.m.

Consonero, Deborah R.
Deborah R. Consonero - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2005 - Deborah R. Consonero, age 48, of Windsor Colo. died Dec. 19, 2005. Wife of Joe; mother of Joe of Greeley and Trisha of Fort Collins. Funeral service plans are pending and will be held at The Rock Church, 623 8th Ave., Greeley. For service details and memorial fund wishes, please call Goes Funeral Care @ 970.482.2221.

Consonero, Paul David
Paul David Consonero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2004 - Paul David Consonero, 41, passed away unexpectedly May 11, 2004, in Lakewood, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Sam Consonero, March, 2004. Survived by son, Dante Ray Consonero, whom he loved dearly; his mother, Alberta; siblings, Louise (Mike) Griggs, Gina (Don) Watson, Sam Consonero, Nick (Myra) Consonero; nieces and nephews, Colin and Dylan Griggs, Christopher (Kristine) Watson, Jennie and Amanda Watson, Samantha Consonero, Danniell Consonero; also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Graduated from Centennial High in 1981. Paul was a CU and a Miami Dolphins fan. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2004, at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Consonero, Sam
Sam Consonero - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2004 - Sam Consonero, 73, passed away March 11, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Josephine Consonero; Sam is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Alberta; children, Louise (Mike) Griggs, Gina (Don) Watson, Sammy Consonero, Paul Consonero, Nick (Myra) Consonero; grandchildren, Colin and Dylan Griggs, Chris (Kristine) Watson, Jennie and Amanda Watson, Samantha Consonero, Dante Consonero, Danniell Consonero. Sam graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He taught for 33 years for District 60 at Freed Middle School. Sam also served in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Rowan. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2004, Shrine of St. Therese.

Contreras, Victor
Victor Contreras - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2001 - Victor Contreras, 20, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 10, 2001. Survived by wife, Augustina Perez Contreras, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale.

Conty, Theresa H.
Theresa H. Conty - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1999 - Theresa H. Conty, a longtime resident of La Junta, born April 5, 1914, passed away April 18, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Louis A. Conty, Sept. 25, 1982, and son-in-law, John L. Stinchcomb, Nov. 3, 1995. Survived by daughters, Marie Stinchcomb, Pueblo, and Nancy L. Conty, Albuquerque, N.M., one grandson, David L. Stinchcomb, sisters, Marie (James) Filler, Broomfield, Lucille Diodosio, Pueblo, and brothers-in-law, Paul Conty, James (Lillian) Conty, and William (Thelma) Conty, sisters-in-law, Betty Conty, Amena Conty, and Arsie Sciumbato. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Conty was a member of La Junta Catholic Parish. At her request there will be a graveside service, Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice in La Junta, or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, in her memory. The family will greet friends and relatives at 2011 Ridgewood Lane in Pueblo following the service.

Converse, William
William Converse - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2002 - William Converse, 68, of Surprise, Ariz., Jan. 4. Survived by wife, Carolyn; children, Teri Converse, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Steve Converse, Pueblo; three stepdaughters; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Converse, Texas; sisters, Pat Hubbell, Arvada, Ann Hansen, Mary Andreason, Carol Reuter, Arizona. Services held Jan. 12, in Arizona.

Conway, Marvin A
Marvin A. Conway - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 2006 - Marvin A. Conway, 75, of Pueblo. Memorial tribute, 10 a.m. to noon today, Romero Courtesy Hall.

Conway, Peggy Lou
Peggy Lou Conway – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - On Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, we lost our beloved mother. She was 73 years old and she had gallbladder/pancreatic cancer. Her last days were spent at Parkview Skilled Nursing facility. We owe a debt of gratitude for the fine care and loving treatment she received there. Mama was a sweet, kind and gentle soul and we know she carries this to heaven with her. Mama lived in the Vail retirement community for over 10 years prior to her illness. She is especially remembered by the other tenants for her caring of others, her helpfulness to others and especially her cookies. Mama was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie J. Crane and Louis A. Crane; her husband, Lowell Conway; three children, Joanie, Roberta and James. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving children, John, Mona, Wesley, Lynda (Good) and Louis (Conway); also her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Mother was born in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1933. We will always remember the sparkle in your eyes, Mama, especially when you met your grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the first time. You are missed terribly and our love never ends for you. Services for Peggy will be held on her daughter's ranch in Marion, Texas, as were her wishes. The family may be contacted at 210-602-8700.

Conway, Robert Patrick
Robert Patrick Conway – Albuquerque Journal - June 03, 1999 - Robert Patrick Conway, a resident of Albuquerque since 1942, died from complications following a stroke on Sunday, May 30, 1999 at Presbyterian Hospice in Albuquerque with his family at his side. He was the son of Hugh Conway and Minnie Bell Ellis Conway of Clyde, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Nelle Conway, of the family home; five daughters and one son. His wife of 52 years, Helen Marie Smelich Conway, died in 1991 at the age of 80. A son, Captain Harold Joseph Conway, was killed in a plane crash in 1976 at the age of 27. Present family members include Patricia and William Barron of Honolulu, Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman of New York City, Bob Conway, Jr., his wife, Virginia and their children, Christine and Vincent of Albuquerque, Kathleen "Kacey" Conway and Patrick Green of Grand Junction, Colorado, Loretta Conway and John Mitchell, M.D. of Zionsville, PA, and Helen "Holly" Conway of Charlottesville, VA. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday morning, June 3, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona SE, with Msgr. Fred Stadtmueller, Fr. Albert Podvin and Fr. Joe Vigil, Celebrants. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 5, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gate of Heaven, 7500 Paseo Del Norte, NE. R. P. "Bob" Conway was a pioneering figure in the New Mexico insurance industry and in professional and charitable activities statewide and nationally. He was born October 26, 1914 on the family farm in southern Wisconsin, graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1932 and attended teacher's training school. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression years of 1933-34 and after leaving the CCC taught all eight grades in the country school he had attended as a child. In 1936, he moved to Arizona and worked for the Phelps Dodge Corporation in Ajo. In 1938, he was appointed a part-time agent for the State Farm Insurance Companies in Ajo and met Helen Smelich, a Registered Nurse from Pueblo, Colorado. He and Helen were married in 1939. In 1942, State Farm invited him to come to Albuquerque to develop the company's operations in northern New Mexico. The Conway Agency grew to 33 agents and in 1973, became the top producing district in the nationwide State Farm organization. The New Mexico Room at the American College of Life Underwriters in Bryn Mawr, PA is dedicated in his name. Bob was involved in fund raising for almost 60 years. He served as chairman for Catholic Charities in Albuquerque and headed the fund raising campaigns for the building of the Heights Catholic grade school and Pius X High School. In the 1950s and 1960s, his principal volunteer activity was the March of Dimes State Chairman. He was a founder of the New Mexico Independent College Association. He was active in the Serra Club for more than 40 years and served two terms as its President. He was a 40 Year Monarch of the Lions Club and in 1995 was named a Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club International Foundation. With his wife, Helen, he founded the New Mexico Medic Alert Chapter. He was a member of the Republican Party and served as political action chairman for the state association. He was a long standing member of the Albuquerque Toastmasters Club and the Albuquerque Better Business Bureau. In 1974, he founded Conway Enterprises, a real estate development and management company. Since retiring from State Farm in 1984, he served as the Public Member of the New Mexico Board of Optometry and on the Governor's Distinguished Service Public Service Awards Committee. He was a founder and president of the NM Roadrunner Chapter of the National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps Alumni. He was a life member of the BPOE, The Knights of Columbus and The Knights of St. Gregory. In August, 1992, he married Nelle McElravy, of Cherry Hills, Colorado. Bob loved New Mexico from the day he set foot on its soil. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and all who knew him. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Robert P. Conway Memorial Education Fund, c/o The Catholic Foundation, 2201 San Pedro, NE, Bldg 2, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangement by the French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming, NE.

Conway, Thomas F.
Thomas F. Conway - Walsenburg World - February 23, 1899 - Thos. F. Conway, the La Veta young man who enlisted at Pueblo last spring, and who was a member of Company F First Colorado, was killed at Manila during the trouble with natives there.

Conyers, Edwin B.
Edwin B. Conyers - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1987 - Edwin B. Conyers passed away March 27, 1987, at the Veterans Nursing Home in Florence. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Conyers; daughters, Mrs. Cora Krol, Mrs. Bessie Lantz and Mrs. Jeannie Moore; four step-children, nine grandchildren and several step-grandchildren. Born April 26, 1905, in Higby, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo area resident. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Stake Center, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Cora Krol, 436 Midnight, following the service.

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