The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Cook, Alice Elberta
Alice Elberta Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2005 - Alice Elberta Cook, 87, passed away March 17, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Lee Cook. Survived by her sister, Lora Davies; niece, Merlyn; children, Evelyn Cook, Merle (Kitty) Varnell, Sharon Cook; grandchildren, Jean (Joe) Love, Tim Varnell, Todd Varnell Detrick, Trevor (Lori) Varnell, Stephanie Peacock, Jere (Melissa) Schelling, Brandi Varnell, Cheri Cook-Walker, Carl (Terri) Cook; and 17 great-grandchildren. Alice was born Dec. 11, 1917, to Manley and Ruth Coffman. She went to work at CF&I in 1943, retiring in 1974 to care for her mother. Alice was a caring, loving and giving mother. She will be sadly missed by family and friends and her daily companion Misty. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Pueblo Animal Welfare, or the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Cook, Arthur
Arthur Cook - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 27, 1879 - Mr. Arthur Cook died at his residence on the Huerfano about noon yesterday. Mr. Cook had been an invalid for several years, but no immediate danger of his death was apprehended by his family. Mrs. Cook and her daughters were visiting at Colorado Springs, and Mr. Cook was left in the charge of his son, a lad of about fifteen years. The deceased was taken ill yesterday morning, and his son went to Mr. Theodore Jones' ranch to obtain some assistance. Mr. Cook died alone in the house. The deceased was a gentleman of culture and had formerly held several positions of trust under the government. Previous to coming to Colorado he was, we are informed, an importer of sugar.

Cook, Charles S.
Charles S. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1987 -Charles S. Cook was born Oct. 13, 1905, in Oklahoma and passed away Jan. 7, 1987, in Pueblo. Husband of Flora M. Cook. Father of Leslie Cook of Dallas, Texas; Damien Cook of Dallas; Michael A. Cook of Pueblo; and Dolores Wilkerson of Phoenix, Ariz. Brother of Albert Cook of Trinidad and John Cook of Rye. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Cook attended grade school and graduated from Trinidad High School. Attended the University of Denver. His father was Charles M. Cook, and he was the nephew of William F. Cook. Memorial service, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. At his request, cremation

Cook, Christopher John
Christopher "Chris" John Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1986 - Christopher "Chris" John Cook, 18, passed away Oct. 10, 1986. Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. August Schmitt officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to ARK Valley Hospice, First Presbyterian Church or a HiTeens Scholarship fund in Chris' name.

Cook, Clarence F.
Clarence F. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1987 - Clarence F. Cook, late of 999 Fortino Blvd., passed away Feb. 27, 1987. Mr. Cook was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and the Southern Colorado Runners Club. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WW II. Survivors include his wife, Mary Anna Cook, of the family home; one son, John F. Cook, and one daughter, Betsy Hill, both of Pueblo; six grandchildren, Richard, Brian, Craig and Amy Hill, and Jason and Samantha Cook; one niece, Marjorie Dawson of Arlington, Texas; and one nephew, Bruce Hamilton of London, Ontario, Canada. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Faith United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Kenneth Fineran and Keith Spahr officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Faith United Methodist Church direct, or to the Southern Colorado Runners Club in care of the Pueblo YMCA.

Cook, David Donald
David Donald Cook - Huerfano World - February 12, 1998 - David Donald Cook, 41, of Walsenburg, died Feb. 7, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center Emergency Room. Born May 10, 1956 in Yuma, AZ, he came to the Walsenburg area in June 1994. Mr. Cook worked as an independent commercial/industrial electrician. Survivors include his wife DeAnne and two sons, Donald Cook and Wayne Cook, Walsenburg; his mother, Yvonne Evans, his sister, Denise Evans and a brother, Randy Evans, all of Texas; a grandson, numerous friends. At his request, cremation, Memorial service Feb. 11 at the Cook property, just off Yellowstone.

Cook, Elsie
Elsie Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1997 - Elsie Cook passed away Nov. 3, 1997. Born in Rye, Colo., to Nell (Finlay) and Art Medill on Jan. 16, 1907. She grew up on the family dairy farm and as a child enjoyed riding to Pueblo on the buckboard to help her father deliver butter. She and her brother, John Medill, attended school in Rye until the family moved to Pueblo. A graduate of Central High School, Elsie graduated from Colorado College in 1928. After teaching school for a year, she married Clarence Cook and they continued to reside in Pueblo. Soon they had their only child, a daughter, Marilee (Cook) Torpey. Elsie spent the majority of her years as a loving homemaker and was a fine cook who enjoyed canning and baking. She also enjoyed gardening and raised violets throughout much of her life. A Jehovah's Witness, Elsie enjoyed visiting with friends and family. She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence Cook (1988). She will be greatly missed by all including her daughter, Marilee (Cook) Torpey, son-in-law, Joe Torpey, grandchildren, Mike Torpey and Melanee Torpey (John McCarthy), sisters-in-law, Eleanor (John) Medill and Lela (Cook) Bower, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 until 5 p.m. today Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Cook, Elsie Bell
Elsie Bell Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1920 - Miss Elsie Bell Cook, age 47 years died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. She came to Pueblo about ten years ago and made Many friends while residing here. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Sarah M. Garretson, 2025 Grand avenue, two brothers, N.B. Cook, proprietor Pueblo Motor Sales Co., and residing at 2025 Grand avenue, and John D. Cook residing in Missouri. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McMinn chapel. Rev. Hugh T. Gary will conduct the services. Burial in Mountain View. Pueblo Chieftain 7-22-1920 -The funeral of Miss Elsie Bell Cook will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the McMinn chapel. Rev. Hugh T. Gary will conduct the services. Burial in Mountain View.

Cook, Florida M.
Florida M. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2000 - Florida M. Cook (formerly Cedebaca) passed peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, July 31, 2000, in Richmond, Texas, where she resided with her son and daughter-in-law since October 1992. Born May 17, 1911, in Wagon Mound, N.M., she later married Charles S. Cook of Trinidad, Colo. Flora, as she was called, was preceded in death by both parents; her husband; two brothers; two sisters; and one baby son, Donald. She is survived by her children, Dolores Wilkerson of Las Vegas, Nev., Leslie Charles (Diane) of Dallas, Damien (Mary Helen) of Richmond, and Michael (Mary) of Las Vegas, Nev. She is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and extended family and friends. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Rosenberg, Texas, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Aug. 4, 2000. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.

Cook, George Washington
George Washington Cook – El Paso County Democrat – December 22, 1916 – Geo. W. Cook Dies at Pueblo – Denver. – Gen. Geo. W. Cook, former congressman-at-large from Colorado, a state builder and organizer of the famous Cook's Veteran Drum Corps here, died in the state asylum at Pueblo. He was 65 years old and had lived in Denver since 1881. He was born in Bedford, Ind., Nov. 10, 1851, the son of Lieut. Samuel Cook of the Union army, and Agnes Dodson Cook, daughter of an ensign in the United States navy. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – December 25, 1916 – Last Call to Gen. Cook – Noted Pioneer Railroad Man, Politician and Founder of Famous Drum Corps Dies in Pueblo – Mayor of Leadville – Pueblo, Dec. 17. – Following a two years' illness during which time he had been confined to the Colorado State hospital here General George W. Cook, former congressman-at-large from Colorado, pioneer business man and prominent in political circles of the state, died here this afternoon. His death had been expected for several days. His wife and son were constantly at his bedside during the last few days. General Cook was the founder of the Cook drum corps of Denver which had a reputation for excellency throughout the United States. He was born in Bedford, Ind., in 1851 and his father was an officer in the Union army in the civil war. When 11 years old he ran away from home and joined the Union forces as a drummer boy, serving until the end of the war. After the war he entered the railroad business and was so successful in the east that he was summoned to Colorado to take division superintendency of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad with offices in Leadville. He later moved to Denver and in 1907 was elected congressman-at-large. Two years later he was chosen senior vice-commander of the G. A. R. and came very close to being elected national commander-in-chief. His later years were spent chiefly in financing and making famous Cook's drum corps. What resident of Leadville who has been here ten years or more does not know of General George W. Cook! Former railroad man of the city, mayor of Leadville, one of the first mining men of the state to engage in manganese mining in the district, organizer of Cook's famous drum corps, sponsor for dozens of public-spirited movements which benefited Leadville. General Cook was known by the entire west – and residents of Leadville considered him one of the Cloud City's foremost leaders. Characteristic of the type of the vigorous old pioneer's actions was his last semi-public performance in Leadville. Early in 1912 he returned from California with the famous Cook's drum corps, which had been in attendance at the national G. A. R. encampment. He had promised Leadville people he would stop with the corps here and give a concert. The trains were late. The passenger bearing the drum corps, always a veritable brass band with a big drum section since the earliest days, was hours behind schedule. It did not reach Leadville until about three in the morning. But General Cook kept his promise. The musicians climbed out of their Pullmans, fell in line and struck up briskly with martial airs. They astounded sleeping Leadville which slept only a moment or two after the drum corps started the parade. The band marched up and down Harrison avenue, serenaded the Herald Democrat office and then marched in front of the opera house, finally leaving the town with a sure reminder that its former most prominent citizen was still alive and actively alert to the interests of his old stamping ground. George Washington Cook was born in Bedford, Ind., November 10, 1851. His father was Lieutenant Samuel Cook of the Union army; his mother, Agnes Dodson Cook was the daughter of an ensign in the United States navy. When only 11 years old he learned telegraphy and ran away from home and enlisted as a drummer boy with the army of the Cumberland, serving with several Indiana regiments. Later he became a regimental clerk of an Indiana volunteer regiment, and at the close of the war was with Sherman on the march thru Georgia. After the war the lad went home and finished his education. He married quite young and in 1872 entered the service of the _____ railroad system in Chicago. His success was so marked that the management of the Denver and Rio Grande system, which was having apparently insurmountable difficulty in keeping open its mountain division in winter, brot Cook west and established him as division superintendent, with an office in Leadville. It was here, in a growing country, that George W. Cook developed those remarkable qualities of leadership of men that made him famous, respected and loved. This mountain division of the D. & R. G. was the first railroad that really penetrated the Rocky mountains, the Union Pacific having skirted the bases for the most part. Floods, snowstorms, avalanches, electric storms and bandits played constant havoc with the service. But none of these things was a match for the ability of George Cook, and in short order he had his trains running like clockwork. In 1885 Superintendent Cook became mayor of Leadville. He was re-elected. A third term was offered him by acclamation, but he declined. After going to Denver to live, General Cook ran for congress on the Republican ticket and was elected in 1907. Two years earlier he was chosen senior vice commander of the G. A. R., and came very near being elected national commander-in-chief. His later years were devoted chiefly to financing and making famous Cook's drum corps. In October, 1913, the general's mind gave way. He was arrested for threatening the life of a baggage clerk at the Union station with a shotgun. Two days later he was again arrested for threatening the lives of residents of the Shirley hotel, where he lived, with a hatchet. Later he was taken to the asylum at Pueblo. In the spring of 1884 (?) General Cook lead a spectacular rescue expedition to the Homestake mine northwest of Leadville where Albert Morrison, Jack Carroll and a small band of other miners had been trapped in their mine cabin by a snow slide. News of their probable end developed in Leadville as the result of their delay in calling for mail. General Cook was instrumental in organizing a party of fifty men who started out on snowshoes with equipment to dig the men out. As agent for the D. and R. G. railroad, General Cook commandeered an engine and cars which ran as near to the mine as possible and brot the rescued bodies to Leadville. When the funeral procession of the miners passed the cemetery a few days later, attended by a mammoth turnout and led by a brass band, it reached the railroad tracks just as the fastest express of the line bearing officials of the railroad was coming up the grade to Leadville. General Cook rushed from the procession and brot the train to a halt. Yampa Leader - December 22, 1916 - George W. Cook, former congressman-at-large from Colorado, a state builder and organizer of the famous Cook's Veteran Drum corps here, died in the state asylum at Pueblo. He was 65 years old and had lived in Denver since 1881. He was born in Bedford, Ind. Nov. 10, 1851, the son of Lieut. Samuel Cook of the Union army, and Agnes Dolson Cook, daughter of an ensign in the United States navy.

Cook, Hazel R.
Hazel R. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2005 - Hazel R. Cook. The family of Hazel R. Cook announces her passing in Boulder, Colo., on July 15, 2005. Ms. Cook was born to Levi and Rosa Hardenbrook in Beaver City, Neb., on March 16, 1911. She was a renowned dressmaker and tailor whose work appeared in a national television series. Hazel spent over 80 years in Colorado, she married her love, Robert, in Colorado Springs and they raised their family in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. She spent her later years, still spunky and outspoken, in Thornton. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert; she is survived by sons, Robert (Lois) of Fort Lupton, Edwin of Pueblo West; and daughter, Dr. Patricia Willsey of Thornton. Hazel is also survived by her loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside service, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2005, in the Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo. Donations may be made in Hazel's memory to the American Heart Association, or to the National Alzheimer's Association, direct or through the mortuary.

Cook, James A.
James A. Cook - Boulder County News - June 1, 1870 - We regret exceedingly to learn of the death of Mr. James A. Cook, of Pueblo. Mr. Cook has long been known as a leading citizen of Colorado, was largely interested in agriculture, and was most highly esteemed and respected.

Cook, James S.
James S. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1998 - James S. Cook, 94, lifetime Manzanola resident, died Aug. 3, 1998, in Fort Collins. Former employee of J.N. Beaty Bank, bookkeeper of Arnold-Harriman Cattle Company 1936 until 1975. General manager of Arnold Farms more than 50 years, secretary-treasurer Timpas Soil Conservation District 27 years, and treasurer of Valley Water Co. Served as mayor of Manzanola more than 20 years, charter member of Manzanola Lions Club and lifetime member of Christian Church. Services, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Manzanola Christian Church. Visitation at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. Casket will remain closed at the service. Memorials to American Diabetic Association or to Manzanola First Christian Church in care of the funeral home. Survived by one son, William F. (Marian) Cook of Torrance, Calif., two daughters, Vivian M. (William) McBride of Fort Collins, and H. Rosanne Conley of Canon City, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Genevieve (Herman) Fleming of Pueblo, and LaCleda Silvers of Mount Vernon, Iowa. Burial will be in Manzanola Cemetery.

Cook, Jean J.
Jean J. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Jean J. Cook, of Pueblo, passed away May 7, 1999. Survived by husband of 52 years, Creighton Don Cook, children, Jeff (Cindy) Cook, Shelly Cook, Kerry Cook, Brian (Susan) Cook. Also survived by mother, Cleo Olerich, grandchildren, Ian, Michael, and Kyla Cook. Mrs. Cook was a member of Christ the King Church and CCW, she also served as a Lector and Eucharist Minister for the church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church, followed by inurnment, 2 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Rye. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church in her memory.

Cook, John G.
John G. Cook – Pueblo Chieftain – July 1, 1907 – Death Claims John G. Cook – John G. Cook, son of George W. Cook, congressman-at-large, who resides in Denver, died in this city at a private hospital at 5:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon, death being due to peritonitis. The young man was 29 years of age, and had resided in Denver for several years. Previous to his illness, which finally resulted in death, he was engaged as his father's secretary. Mr. Cook was well known in Denver and this city, and has many friends who sincerely mourn his untimely death. Besides his father, who arrived in Pueblo Saturday evening, and was with him when the end came, he is survived by a sister residing in Indiana. The remains will be sent today by McMahon & Collier, accompanied by his father, to his old home at Lafayette, Ind., where the interment will be made by the side of his mother, who died twenty years ago.

Cook, Leonard F.
Leonard F. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1998 - Leonard F. Cook passed away Dec. 1, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born in Pueblo on Aug. 27, 1909, and had lived here his entire life. He was a graduate of Centennial High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Leonard was employed by the Crane O'Fallon Plumbing Company. He retired from the Minnequa Bank after 25 years of service and also worked at Pueblo Bank and Trust for several years. He was a member of the Pueblo Divine Science Church and Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM. Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his parents, Clara M. Cook, in 1939, and Charles Cook, in 1962- and his sister, Margaret C. Cook, in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy V. Cook, of 46 years- and his aunt, Marie H. Carlson of Pueblo. There will be no public viewing or services. Private graveside services will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Earleen Cornell and Rev. Roger L. Hupp officiating. Mrs. Cook respectfully requests the omission of food or flowers.

Cook, Leora J.
Leora J. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1987 - Leora J. Cook passed away Nov. 17, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by her daughter, Mildred (William) Cook; granddaughter, Lynda (Ray) Cicero; great-grandchildren, Brian Cicero and Andrea Cicero, all of Pueblo. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Glen W. Cook, in 1944. Born April 9, 1894, in Jerico Springs, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Block 2 at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Philip Green officiating.

Cook, Lile V.
Lile V. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Lile V. Cook was born June 15, 1917, and passed away July 11, 1986. He had been a self-employed auto mechanic and had resided in Pueblo since 1945. His congeniality had made him a friend to many. He was an avid motorcyclist, loving traveling, and sharing his beliefs with those whom he loved. Husband of JoElla Cook. Son of Carrie M. Cook. Father of Carol Heinle, Larry (Pat) Cook, and Joyce (Alex) Rojas. Stepfather of Brenda (Larry) Davison, Linda (Pat) Shaffer, Mitch (Karee) Kopyto, and Susie (Eric) Campbell. Service, 2 p.m. Monday at First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal Ave. Interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday.

Cook, Mary Jean
Mary Jean Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2004 - Mary Jean Cook, a resident of Monument, Colo., born March 24, 1915, in Des Moines, Iowa, to George A. Beaty and Mary A. Rees, passed away May 25, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John C. Cook. Survived by her sons, John C. (Barbara) Cook, Pueblo, Colo., William G. (Patricia) Cook, Aurora, Colo., and Patrick E. (Barbara) Cook, Monument, Colo.; daughter, Barbara J. (William) Rawson, San Diego, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cook was a longtime resident of Trinidad prior to moving to Pueblo, Colo., where she taught at East High School and was an assistant English professor at the University of Southern Colorado. Graveside inurnment, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home for a celebration of Mary's life.

Cook, Presley Leon
Presley Leon Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2000 - Presley Leon Cook, 76, of Canon City, died Oct. 10, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Betty; and son, Kenneth Leon Cook, both of Canon City. Funeral service, Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at 2 p.m., Evangelical Free Church with interment at Lakeside Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Evangelical Free Church New Building Fund, 3000 E. Main, Canon City, Colo., 81212.

Cook, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2002 - Ruth M. Cook, 80, went to be with the Lord Aug. 24, 2002 in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 20, 1921, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Henry and Rose Jesser, who preceded her along with her son Donald and one brother. Survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Pete Cook; grandson, Darren (Yvonne) Cook; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick and Jennifer; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cook, William
William "Bill" Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1999 - William "Bill" Cook, 79, passed away Aug. 13, 1999. Survived by his wife, Mildred L. Cook, of the family home- daughter, Lynda (Ray) Cicero of Pueblo-brother, Charles Cook of Arizona- sister, Leta Hewitt of Colorado Springs-grandchildren, Brian Cicero and Andrea Cicero, both of Denver- and special friends, John Wagner and Irene Edwards. Born to Charles and Anna (nee Peschalk) Cook on March 13, 1920, in Gooding, Idaho. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps 285th Bomb Squad during World War II. He started as a radioman in the Army and later owned and operated Bill Cook's TV for over 45years, retiring in 1994. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Electronic Technician Association and a life member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Crematorium. Funeral will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, 1999,at the Chapel, with Pastor Rose Vest officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Cook, William Henry
William Henry (Bill) Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2002 - William Henry (Bill) Cook went to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2002. He was born in Pueblo, CO. April 24, 1939 to Blanche Horsley Cook and James Raymond Cook. After graduation from Houston High School in Houston MO., he joined the USAF and spent four years in Europe as an MP. After his discharge, he returned to Pueblo and served 31 years on the Pueblo PD. He retired in 1994 as a Sergeant in the traffic division. He was a wonderful husband and extraordinary father, always there for his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and being with his friends and family. He is survived and sadly missed by his wife Sandi, his children; Cheri Walker, Carl (Terri) Cook, Tracy (Mike) Miller, Lisa (Mike) Hed, and Kristina Sandoval; his grandchildren who he loved with all his heart, Niki, Stacey, Jesse, Raymond, Kerrick, Keith, Liam, Ashlee, Alexus, Kaitlyn, Kelsie, Angelique, Alicia and Louie; his mother in law, Verna Philbin, his aunts, Vi Turner and Alma York, several cousins and special friend Ray Marshall and numerous other friends. At his request, cremation and no services. The family will receive visitors Tuesday afternoon, at 323 E. George Dr. Pueblo West CO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, CO. 81004. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Michael Rendler, the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially his nurse and caregiver, Michelle. Thank you also to Dr. Jolene Ostwinkle, Lebanon MO.

Cook, William Oscar
William Oscar Cook - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - William Oscar Cook, 77, of rural Crowley County, died Feb. 24, 2006. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Rocky Ford Mennonite Church.

Cooke, Gladys Lillian
Gladys Lillian Cooke - Denver Post - December 16, 1995 - Gladys Lillian Cooke Littleton homemaker, 82 - Gladys Lillian Cooke of Littleton, a homemaker, died Nov. 28 in Littleton. She was 82. There was cremation. She was born on Oct. 3, 1913, in Woblich, England. On May 6, 1939, she married Leonard Cooke in London, England. She is survived by her husband; and a daughter, Hillary Haynes, Walsenburg.

Cooke, Weldon B.
Weldon B. Cooke - Brandon Bell - September 18, 1914 - Weldon B. Cooke, the aviator who flew from Colorado Springs to Pueblo early this week, was killed Wednesday morning at State Fair grounds, falling with his machine 3,000 feet.

Cool, Dennis D.
Dennis D. Cool - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2002 - Dennis D. Cool, 56, passed away Nov. 16, 2002. He is preceded in death by his father, Dwight B. Cool; and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his mother, Christine A. Cool; and family friend, Ruth Hall, both of Pueblo. He was a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins and was an electrical engineer for State Inc. At his request, cremation, with no services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Cooley, Fairy P.
Fairy P. Cooley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 1999 - Fairy P. Cooley, 81, formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 6, 1999, in Pagosa Springs. Survived by son, Jack C. (Angie) Goode of Utah- nine grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren- daughter-in-law, Terry L. (Wayne) Shumaker of Pagosa Springs. Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Cooley in 1992- son, Harry James Lewis- and brother, Harland Ballard. , Friday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cooley, J. H. (Father of)
Mr. Cooley – Colorado Springs Gazette – June 1, 1918 – Information has been received here from Trinidad of the death of the father of J. H. Cooley in this city. His son was at his bedside.

Cooley, Jennie Elizabeth
Jennie Elizabeth Cooley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1997 Jennie Elizabeth Cooley passed away Oct. 19, 1997, in Colorado Springs. Jennie was born on May 22, 1901, in Johnstown, Pa., to James and Carrie Bell (Lohr) Morris and came to Pueblo in 1907. She was married in Pueblo on Nov. 28, 1917, to Claude Cooley who preceded her in death in 1979. Mrs. Cooley was also preceded in death by her children, Freda Day and Floyd Cooley. She is survived by her grandchildren, David Cooley of Pueblo, Ginger (Tom) Brown of Lakewood, Norma (Dan) Kusulas of Colorado Springs, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cooley will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Susan Plymell of Faith United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. Cooley may be made to Faith United Methodist Church in Pueblo or the charity of your choice.

Cooley, Lyle R.
Lyle R. Cooley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1999 - Lyle R. Cooley. Memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at 10:30 a.m., Holt Chapel of the Garden, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City. Inurnment at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a later time.

Coon, John W.
John W. Coon – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 16, 1873 – John W. Coon, the great billiardist, whom our people will remember as having played several matched games in this city last fall, is dead. He was attacked last Monday in Chicago with cerebro-spinal-meningitis, and died in two days. After leaving here Mr. Coon wandered through New Mexico, Arizona, part of Old Mexico, through the Indian Territory and Texas, thence up the Mississippi and home to Chicago, where he arrived about three weeks before his death. His father is still living, and resides with a married daughter at Denver. At the time of his death he was about twenty-eight years of age.

Coonce, Elsie
Elsie Coonce - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2001 - Elsie Coonce, 89, beloved sister and aunt, passed away Dec. 10, 2001. Born Nov. 24, 1912, in Cimarron, Kan. She graduated from Cimarron High School, May 1932. Elsie retired from Eckles Department Store after 31 years of service. She is preceded in death by husband of 42 years, Bill Coonce, on July 30, 1986; sister, Cathel Huffman; and nephew, Delvin Huffman. Survived by sisters, Gwendolyn Curtis and Willene Anders; special nieces and nephews, Darlene (Steve) McCrory and Dwayne (Barbara) Huffman; other nieces, Dee (Mark) Reynolds, Debbie (Frank) Wiley and Gale Huffman; and other relatives and friends. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, Pueblo, Colo.

Cooney, Aldon Keith
Aldon Keith Cooney - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2001 - Aldon Keith Cooney, born July 11, 1939, passed away Dec. 18, 2001, in Florence, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Fern E. Priebnow Cooney Ball; father, Thomas Edward Cooney; four grandparents; brother, Vincent James Cooney; and sister, Glenda Marlene Cooney. Survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Florestine Cooney; daughter, Michelle L. Cooney Meier of Parsons, Kan.; sons, Anthony, Douglas and Thomas Nagy; sisters, Loretta Ball Parsons, Nita Richardson, both of Parsons, Kan., Lois Gabe of Tulsa, Okla., Elaine Myers of Parsons, Kan., Sharon Lewis of Altamont, Kan.; brother, John W. Ball of Cordell, Okla.; grandchildren, Carleigh and Shelby Meier of Parsons, Kan., Christopher, Tosha, Andrew, Michael, Allen, Rita, Christine and Angelo, all of Pueblo, Colo.; and 20 nieces and nephews. Aldon was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retiring with 22 years and 7 months of service as a track vehicle mechanic with the 63C40 Company. He earned the Air Metal, seven Good Conduct Medals, Armed Forces Korean Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit. He also earned the Combat Infantry Badge and the Expert Infantry Badge. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Coons, Winston
Winston Coons - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2004 - Winston Coons, age 84, passed away Feb. 11, 2004, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Coudersport, Pa., a son of the late Vance and Lottie (Gates) Coons. Winston married Katherine Petrides; she resides at the family home. He also is survived by his children, Lynn (Tom) Kroeger of Pueblo West, Colo., Vance (Dianna) Coons of Syracuse, N.Y., Timothy (Hilde) Coons of Tucson, Ariz., Brian (Terri) Coons of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Cindy (Norm) Shepard of San Diego, Calif., five grandchildren; one sister, Betty Abell; and three brothers, Walter, Clinton and George Soemann, all of Buffalo, N.Y. Winston was a retired cemetery investigator in the State of New York and a veteran from the U.S. Army after serving during World War II. At his request, no services will be held. Inurnment to follow at a later date at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation in Winston's name. Cremation through Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado.

Cooper, A. Delbert Peter
A. Delbert Peter Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1938 - A. Delbert Peter Cooper at hospital. Friday, April 29, Father of Clifford and P. W. Cooper, Pueblo; Grant Cooper, Rye, Co.; Lawrence Cooper, Sharon, Wash.; Von Dee Cooper, Pullman, Wash.; Mrs. W. A. Thrasher, Rosston, Okla., and Mrs. C. H. Crusinberry, Allen, Okla. Services, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Davis mortuary chapel.

Cooper, Clarence G.
Clarence G. “Jerry” Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1976 - Clarence G. “Jerry” Cooper, Pueblo resident past 40 years, late of 65 Scotland, passed away St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Aug. 28, 1976, following brief illness. Mr. Cooper was employed as schedule clerk, seamless mill, CF&I Steel Corp. Member, Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Geraldean E. Cooper, of the family home; three children, Jack D. Cooper, Europe, Mrs. Marsha Frazier, Pueblo, and Mike Cooper of the family home; one sister, Clara York, Osawatomie, Kan. Two brothers, Adelbert Cooper and Leonard Cooper, both of Hutchinson, Kan.; two grandchildren, Christopher Michael Frazier and Scott Daniel Frazier, and one son-in-law, Dan Frazier. Family may be contacted at 65 Scotland.

Cooper, Clifford A.
Clifford A. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1946 - Clifford A. Cooper of 2728 Withers, July 11. Husband of Mrs. Mary E. Cooper, father of Adelbert L. and Leonard L, both of Hutchinson, Kan., Clarence G. of Pueblo, Mrs. Clara Mae Lynn of Osawatomie, Kans. And Mrs. Mildred Helen Nazar of Pennsylvania; brother of Mrs. Clair Crusinberry of Aline, Okla., Mrs. Nettie Thrasher of Rosston, Okla., Peter W. Cooper of Pueblo, Grant Cooper of Cedonia, Wash., Lawrence and Von D. Cooper, both of Spokane, Wash. Grandfather of 15, member of Christian church. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain July 13, 1946. Funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. Funeral Home chapel. Rev. Geo F. Lowe will officiate. Interment Mountain View.

Cooper, Herman W.
Herman W. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1987 - Herman W. Cooper, Feb. 24, 1987. Son of Mary Frances Cooper, Pueblo. Father of Tonya Cooper, Massachusetts, and Gregory Cooper, Denver; brother of Carol Cooper, New York, Janet (Melvin) Richards, Pueblo, and Judy (Sam) Spoone, Pueblo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, H. Wayne Cooper, in 1961, and a sister, Loreen Gall, in 1955. Mr. Cooper served in the U.S. Air Force for 17 years. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at 1722 Brimmer.

Cooper, Jacqueline C.
Jacqueline C. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2003 - Jacqueline C. Cooper, 85, passed on February 6, 2003 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband William Cooper, Daughter Abbie (Bob & Casey) Casias, Son Al Turner (Judy, Rebekah, Patti, Mike & Chris). She was and is deeply loved.

Cooper, Jon Jay
Jon Jay "Ricky" Cooper - Huerfano World - May 8, 1986 - Accident Claims 16 Year Old - Funeral service was conducted Sunday afternoon for 16-year-old Jon Jay "Ricky" Cooper of Walsenburg. The youth was killed in a single vehicle mishap in Farisita at approximately 3 a.m. Friday, May 2, 1986. The second youth in the accident, 18 year old Gilbert Montoya, Jr. also of Walsenburg, was injured and hospitalized but released on Sunday for the funeral service. According to the State Highway Patrol report, Cooper was traveling south on Highway 69 at the Farisita curve, 19 miles north of Walsenburg, when he lost control of the vehicle which ran off the right side of the roadway. The car collided with two delineator posts and a highway fence, rolled two times and landed on its wheels. Both youths were ejected during the rollover. Although the mishap was reported to have occurred around 3 a.m., the youths were ejected and car were not discovered until about 6:47 am at which time the Cooper youth was pronounced dead. Montoya was taken to Huerfano County hospital for treatment. Sheriff Harold Martinez said Monday that half dozen people have been killed in similar accidents on the Farisita curve in the past four years. Jon Jay Cooper was born August 14, 1969 in Walsenburg to Milson and Primitiva Cooper. He was a sophomore at Walsenburg High School and had been active in all types of athletics. His main interest was in weight lifting and he was an artist. Survivors include his father, in California; his mother; and maternal grandmother Lucia Jacques both of the family home; paternal grandparents, Joe and Gloria Russo of Pennsylvania; one brother, Joey Cooper, Meinz, Germany; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Cremation followed the service with burial in the Gonzales Family Cemetery in Redwing. A benefit fund has been established at the First National Bank in Walsenburg. Those who wish may make contributions at the bank or through the J.M. Antle Funeral Home.

Cooper, Joseph M.
Joseph "Joey" M. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2003 - Joseph "Joey" M. Cooper, 36, formerly of Walsenburg, went home to be with the Lord March 3, 2003. Born Oct. 8, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio. Preceded in death by his brother, John (Ricky) Cooper; grandparents, Esequiel and Lucia Gonzales. Survived by his former spouse, Janet Cooper; fiancée, Christine Gonzales; son, Zachary; daughter, Joenet; parents, Milson and Premitiva Cooper. Also survived by numerous special uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Viewing, 3 to 4 p.m. Funeral Service, 4 p.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow.

Cooper, Lois L. Cadwell
Lois L. Cadwell Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2005 - Lois L. Cadwell Cooper, 84, born July 29, 1920, passed away June 30, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Cooper. Survived by her son, Charles R. Cadwell, Wichita, Kan.; sisters, V. Lee (Tony) Schmitt, Pueblo; Marilyn (James) Chalaire, Florida, and Carolyn (James) Rayome, Wisconsin; and special nieces, Shirley Jeanne (Pete) Gist, and Lois Collette (Kermit) Spencer. Also survived by several other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death also by her sisters, Edna Eddleman and Charlene Hodges. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cooper, Marjorie A.
Marjorie A. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1987 - Marjorie A. Cooper, a Pueblo resident since 1951, late of 2304 Seventh Ave., passed away Jan. 3, 1987. Mrs. Cooper had taught at Bradford School for 23 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the P.E.O. Chapter C.I., a life member of the National Education Association and a member of the Rose-mount Victorian House Museum Volunteers. Survivors include her husband, W. Kenith Cooper of the family home; one daughter, Kay (Michael) Stillman of Pueblo; one son, John (Katie) Cooper of San Francisco, Calif.; three grandchildren, Kenith Stillman of Pueblo, and Jack and Carrie Cooper of San Francisco; and two brothers, J. Bert Byars of Denver and Alva A. Byers of Kansas City, Mo. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Ed Paup of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cooper will lie in state from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Those who wish may make donations to the Rosemount Victorian House Museum through the funeral home office.

Cooper, Mary E.
Mary E. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1926 - Mary E. Cooper, age 77 years, died Aug. 30, at the residence near Rye. Remains in care of T. G. McCarthy & Sons, McCarthy building.

Cooper, Paul Robert
Paul Robert Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1986 - Paul Robert Cooper late of 1004 W. 11th, died July 22, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his sisters, Helen Davis, Springfield, Mo.; Maerene Allegrezza, Chicago, Ill.; Harriet Swienton, Spring, Texas; and brother, William Cooper, Chicago. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and good friends, the Rev. Howard H. Baker family. Born Sept. 7, 1923, in Aurora, Neb. A Pueblo resident since 1944. Mr. Cooper was employed in maintenance at the Alpha Beta Meat Plant. At his request no service, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Cooper, R. C. (Infant Of)
Infant Cooper – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 11, 1873 – The numerous friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Cooper, will sympathize with them in the death of their little son, who died Sunday night last. Funeral at 2 o'clock P. M. today, at the Presbyterian Church. The friends of the family are invited to attend.

Cooper, Richard G.
Richard G. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2004 - Richard G. Cooper, 96, passed away June 9, 2004. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Effie L. Cooper; and by his four brothers, Dal, Ed, Dale and Fred Cooper. He is survived by his wife, Lois; his children, Arlin (Dana) Cooper, Albuquerque, N.M., Al (Jan) Cooper, Nederland, Colo., and Don (Joyce) Cooper, Anderson, Calif.; and his stepson, Chuck Cadwell of Wichita, Kan.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Audrey (Dick) Allen of Pueblo. Mr. Cooper was a 1932 graduate of the University of Denver Law School and was a member of the bar for 70 years. Private services were held.

Cooper, Roy James
Roy James "Jim" Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2000 - Roy James "Jim" Cooper, 69, passed away Dec. 16, 2000. Preceded in death by parents, Nola and Jim Cooper; stepmother, Emma Stephens; sister, Irma May Turner; and brother-in-law, Louis E. Turner. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Vivian Cooper; children, Deborah (Haden) Allen, Arizona, James (Kayleen) Cooper, Pueblo, William (Sherry) Cooper, Arizona, and Tamora (Curtis) Topping of Pueblo. Also survived by nine grandchildren; and nephew, Gerald Turner. Jim worked for the Dana Corporation for 45 years and served in the U.S. Army for four years. Visitation, Tuesday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., both at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Cooper, Tom S.
Tom S. Cooper - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2003 - Tom S. Cooper, 52, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 6, 2003 in El Paso, Texas. Survived by loving wife, Karen Cooper, Mother, Magdalena Cooper, Sons, Nathen and Desi Cooper, Daughters, Rose, Tiffany and Natalie Cooper, Andrea Silva, Brothers, Dan Cooper, Pete BeJar, Sister, Anne BeJar. Also survived by 9 Grandchildren.

Cooter, George Clark
George Clark Cooter - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1987 - George Clark Cooter, 87, Colorado Springs, June 26, 1987. Born July 13, 1899, in Medora, Kan. Area resident since 1955. On May 23, 1929, married Sylvia Conrad Cooter, who survives. Served in U.S. Army. Member of Circle Drive Baptist Church. Worked as an auto mechanic in Springfield, Lamar and Pueblo. Longtime employee of Eddie Mack Garage, and Dobbitts Auto Clinic in Colorado Springs. Survived by son, Kenneth, Hawthorne, Calif.; daughter, Glenda Spangler, Orange, Calif.; brother, Earl, Colorado Springs; sisters, Hazel Beamon, Boston, and Pauline Williams, Walla Walla, Wash.; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Howard, and sister, Thelma Lucas, Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Jerry Nostrand. Viewing at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Coots, Jack A.
Jack A. Coots - Denver Post - August 02, 1995 - Jack A. Coots Golden contractor, 78 - Jack A. Coots of Golden, a contractor, died July 14. He was 78. A service was July 18 at Woods Mortuary Chapel. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. Coots was born April 10, 1917, in Walsenburg. He served in the Army and worked as a contractor in the home-remodeling industry. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Della Coots; a son, J. Kemory, Denver; three daughters, Charlene Sigman, Noattleboro, Mass., Sharon Szerlioch, Denver, and Mary Ellen White, Suisan City, Calif.; four brothers, Jake, Potter, Neb., Bill, Lakewood, Calif., George, Grants Pass, Ore., and Dave, North Bend, Ore.; a sister, Mary Ellen Coots, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Contributions may be made to KRMA Channel 6 TV, 1089 Bannock St., Denver 80204.

Coots, Monroe J.
Monroe J. Coots - Walsenburg World - December 30, 1892 - Died, at 2:30 p. m. on Friday, Dec. 23 Capt. Monroe J. Coots, at the age of 50 years and three months. Deceased was a native of Texas, but moved to this place twenty-two years ago, where he has been engaged in the stock business. He was a man of his word and much respected in the community. In September 1889, a cancer appeared on his lip, which in spite of medical treatment continued its growth causing great suffering. On Sunday the 18th, he was taken worse and confined to his bed, growing weaker till the end came. The immediate cause of death was blood poisoning proceeding from the cancer. He leaves a wife and seven children, one son in school at St. Joseph, Mo. Four have gone before to the spirit world. Mr. Coots' last act was to dictate and sign his will, after which he expressed his willingness to go. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock on Sunday under the conduct of the Masons of which order he had been for a long time an honored and devoted member.

Cope, Annie Mae
Annie Mae Cope - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2000 - Annie Mae Cope, 86, of Fowler. Services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, First Baptist Church in Fowler. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Griffy Funeral Chapel in Fowler.

Cope, Curtis
Curtis Cope - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2000 - Curtis Cope, 71, passed away Feb. 17, 2000, after a lengthy illness. He was a retired real estate broker for Commercial Realty. He was a past president and Realtor of the Year of both Pueblo and Colorado Springs Board of Realtors. Mr. Cope was born June 9, 1928, in Canon City to Jesse and Helen Cope, now deceased. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Helen; two daughters, Carol Tekavec of Pueblo and Robin Cope of Oregon; a son, Realtor broker Bob Cope of Colorado Springs; three grandsons, Ty Tekavec, Andy and Kyle Cope; a brother, Stan, of Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Betty Jo, preceded him in death. Memorial services will be at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80906.

Cope, Janice A.
Janice A. Cope - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - Janice A. Cope, 48, of La Junta, died Nov. 2, 1997, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the AV Hospice Association or to the American Cancer Society.

Cope, Jesse R.
Jesse R. Cope - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2003 - Jesse R. Cope, 91, of Fowler, Colo., born Dec. 1, 1911, in Woodbury, Tenn., to James B. and Lela Bell Cope and moved to Claude, Texas, as a teenager. He married Annie Mae Hess, Aug. 25, 1934, in Claude, Texas, and they moved to Fowler, Colo., in 1948. Jesse was a longtime rancher and farmer in Texas and the Fowler areas. Owner of Cope's Department and Western Wear in Fowler from 1968 to 1986. Survived by one son, Jimmy (Sally) Cope, Rocky Ford; three daughters, Carolyn (Dick) Weger, White House Station, N.J., Betty (Marvin) Harris, Fowler, Annetta Kirchner, Fairburn, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Annie Mae Cope; daughter, Sue Diefenbach, East Aurora, N.Y., daughter-in-law, Janice Cope; parents, three brothers and three sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity or organization of your choice. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery. Visitation, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler.

Cope, Kay
Kay Cope - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2001 - Kay Cope, 71, passed away Nov. 16, 2001. Survived by her husband, Stanley L. Cope of the family home; children, Frank (Rebecca) Cope of Pueblo and Don Cope; brothers, Robert (Joy) Hustead of Wichita, Kan., and Donald (Jeanne) Hustead of Pueblo; grandchildren, Grant, Preston, Chase and Moriyah Cope; numerous nieces and nephews. Born Jan. 7, 1930, in Pueblo and was a lifelong resident. Kay and Stan owned and operated Cope Office Supply and were involved in the community. She was a member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES, DAR, PEO Chapter AU, Junior League and Service League. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Windsor officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at 108 Park Drive, following the service. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice, c/o the funeral home.

Copeland, Betty E.
Betty Elaine Roll Copeland - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2002 - Betty Elaine Roll Copeland passed away Dec. 19, 2002. Betty was born on her grandparents' farm in Grant Township, Clay County, Kan., on Dec. 18, 1931, the second daughter of Albert and Alice Bullimore Roll. She attended Deweyville and Lower Lincoln Schools and graduated from Clay County Community High School in 1949. After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper in the People's National Bank in Clay Center, Kan. In 1956, she moved to Pueblo, Colo., where she held a number of jobs and eventually retired as Office Manager of the St. Charles Mesa Water District after 31 years of service. Mrs. Copeland is survived by her son, Gregory (Annette); daughter, Shawn (John) Adams, both of Pueblo; sisters, Margery (Clarence) Urban of Morganville, Kan., and Helen Marie Hileman of Pueblo; her grandchildren, Angela, Rhiannon, Johnnie, Lucas, and Eric; her first great-grandchild, Calvin; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved Yorkies, Rusty and Nickie. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1145 Aspen Road.

Copeland, Carole M.
Carole M. Copeland - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2003 - Carole M. Copeland passed away Dec. 2, 2003, in Colfax County, N.M. Carole was born in Quebec, Canada, on Dec. 30, 1952, and has lived in Pueblo West since 1993. Carole was employed as a co-owner of Absolute Manufacturing in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerard Mailhot; and a great friend, Greg Libassi. She is survived by her husband, Jim Copeland of Pueblo West; her mother, Yvette Mailhot of California; her brothers, Gui Mailhot of Canada and Richard Mailhot of California; nephew, Jason; and nieces, Alexandra and Audrey Mailhot; four aunts, Martha Rutherford, Lance Hamil, Maryanne Leduc and Juliette Guay; stepsons, Darren Copeland and Brian Copeland, both of California; and special friends, Marie Vigil, Luella Libassi and Robert Tschida. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Copeland, Hugh B.
Hugh B. Copeland – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – Copeland, Hugh B., aged 54 years, died July 25. The body will be forwarded to Denver today for burial by the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Copeland, LaVona Violet
LaVona Violet (Byrd) Copeland - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 13, 2009 - LaVona Violet Copeland was born May 12, 1916 to Daniel C. and Esta Mae (McDowell) Byrd near Campo, CO on the family homestead. She died March 11, 2009 in Colorado Springs, CO. She married Acie F. Copeland on July 3, 1935 in La Junta, CO. After raising their family in Trinidad, CO and Acie's retirement, they moved to Colorado Springs in 1974. LaVona was preceded in death by her husband in 1981. She is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Parker of Mount View, OK and Lois Green of Colorado Springs, CO. She is also survived by three daughters, Esta Lea (Robert) Evancich of Fountain, CO, Karon (Tony) Maniscalco of Fairhope, AL and Sharon (Ron) Bennett of Colorado Springs, CO; four grandchildren, Lynn (Gary) Pedigo, Lorre (Ken) Richardson, Lea Ann (Joe) Wilson all of AL and David (Emily) Bennett of Colorado Springs, CO and three great-grandchildren, Matthew Richardson, Anthony Vinson and Brittany Wilson, all of AL. LaVona was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, decorating and making home repairs. Late in life, she grew in her assurance of her faith in Christ and this truth was a great comfort to her. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 11 a.m. at Dove-Witt Fountain Valley Chapel, 6630 S. Hwy 85/87, Fountain, CO. The family request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Family Life Services, 1880 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Copeland, Nelta Earline
Nelta Earline Copeland - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2002 - Age 90, of Greeley, formerly a resident of Pueblo for 40 years, died Feb. 20, 2002, in Greeley. Private graveside service, Feb. 25, 2002, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Cremation has taken place. Mrs. Copeland was born Oct. 3, 1911, in Greeley. She married Elmer Wesley Copeland in 1954 in Denver. She was retired as a 30-year employee of the Colorado Department of Revenue. She graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School in 1928. She was a founding member of the Central Christian Church in Pueblo, member of Central Christian Church in Denver. Survivors include a niece, Julia Ogden of Phoenix, Ariz.; nephews, Gregory Chostner of Eaton, and Jeff Chostner of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Vera J. Chostner; and a brother, Linley Cates.

Copeland, Syble Rae
Syble Rae Ashburn Copeland - Huerfano World - April 3, 2003 - Graveside services for Syble Rae Ashburn Copeland, 88, mother and grandmother, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lindale City Cemetery in Lindale, TX, under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors with Rev. Gale Galloway officiating. She passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 in Walsenburg after a prolonged illness. Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles (Kilroy) Copeland, she was the eldest of five children born to Archie Ashburn and Ernie Scarborough of Waurika, OK. Survivors include her two sons, Robert (Bob), of Waurika, OK, and John (JC) of Littleton; four grandchildren, Celena Copeland Valdez and Erica Copeland, of Albuquerque, NM, Jason Copeland, of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and Bridgette Copeland, of Houston, TX. Syble graduated valedictorian from Coleman High School, Coleman, TX. She resided in Truth or Consequences, NM, from 1953-1969, Waurika, OK, from 1928-2001, and the last two years in the capable hands of Walsenburg Care Center, Walsenburg. The family would like to thank all the wonderful people who took such good care of her and loved her at Walsenburg Care Center. Her career included service with the INS, the IRS, the FAA, and the chamber of commerce. She enjoyed traveling and was always looking forward to her next trip or destination. She will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her. Her final destination will be next to her husband in Lindale City Cemetery, Lindale, TX, his home. Flowers will be accepted by Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale, TX, or please make donations to Alzheimer's Society in lieu of flowers.

Coplai, James
James Coplai - Blue Valley Times - January 24, 1914 - James Coplai, 45, an Austrian striker living at the Ludlow tent colony, was killed when he was run down by a Colorado & Southern train.

Copley, Hattie L.
Hattie L. Copley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1986 - Hattie L. Copley, a Pueblo resident since 1920, passed away June 11, 1986. Mrs. Copley was a member of the First Free Methodist Church, the O.E.S., and the Beauceunt. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce; two granddaughters, Laura and Sheryl; and one brother, William, of Imperial Beach, Calif. She was preceded to death by her husband, Arthur in 1960, and a grandson. Kirk to 1974. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Mark Hecht officiating and Larry Roberto assisting. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens, The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Copp, Joseph
Joseph Copp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1932 - Joseph Copp, of 618 East Second Street. Husband of Mrs. Sadie Copp, father of Samuel, Simon and Max Copp. Funeral our chapel today, 2 p.m. To North-Side Jewish cemetery.

Coppa, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Coppa - Cañon City Daily Record - April 12, 2006 - Mary Ann Coppa 82, died April 7, 2006, in Cañon City. She was born on April 24, 1923, in Trinidad, to Lou Wade Hampton and Sara May Blair. She married Albino J. Coppa on Aug. 9, 1941, in Raton, N.M. She was a homemaker and worked at the St. Cloud Hotel for many years. Mrs. Coppa was Southern Baptist by faith and a member of the DAV Auxiliary. She is survived by husband; children, Albina Marie Cline of Denver, Barbara (David) Fawcett of Cañon City and Robert Wayne (Susan) Coppa of Kearns, Utah; brothers-in-law, Fred (Sheila) Coppa of Cañon City and Jim (Joan) Coppa of Cañon City; sister-in-law and friend, Emma Bankin of Cañon City; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office, 806 Macon Ave. Cañon City, CO 81212. Cremation through Holt Funeral Home. Private inurnment at a later date.

Coppedge, John A. Sr.
John A. Coppedge Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2005 - John A. Coppedge Sr., departed this life on June 30, 2005, in Pueblo. John was born Dec. 18, 1940, in Las Animas, Colo. He worked for Sears, Fountain Sand & Gravel, and Boulder Community Hospital. John graduated from Lamar Junior College, and Southern Colorado State College, with degrees in business administration, public relations and mass communications. He also graduated from the University of Phoenix with a master's in business administration. John also served in the U.S. Army. He was active in various professional organizations while working as a credit manager. He also was active in the Colorado State Jaycees and served in various positions including State Speak-Up/Leadership in Action chairman. He was preceded in death by his father, William Coppedge. Survived by his mother, Dessie Coppedge; children, John Jr., Christopher, Brian and Stefanie, all of Denver; and numerous grandchildren. At his request, cremation with a memorial service to be held, 2 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

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