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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Corbett, Charles Franklin II
Charles Franklin Corbett II - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2002 - Charles Franklin Corbett II, 28, affectionately known to family and friends as "Chuck" departed this life Nov. 5, 2002. A lifetime Puebloan Chuck was born June 6, 1974. Served in the U.S. Army, and was a child care provider. He enjoyed golf and participating in karate. Survived by his wife, Janet J. Trujillo-Corbett; children, Jacob A. Corbett, Janay I.C. Corbett, Jeremiah J. Corbett, Justine Corbett; three sisters, Renee Gurule, Carolyn (John) Santistevan, Tammy Corbett; mother, Darlene Reveteriano; stepfather Arthur Vigil, mother-in-law, Rose Trujillo, brothers-in-law, Shawn (Dorothy) Trujillo, Alan (Arlene) Trujillo, Bruce (Lisa) Trujillo, Levi (Marylou) Trujillo, Phillip (Lil) Trujillo, sister-in-law, Inez (Victor) Carrillo, grandmother Josephine Jaramillo; godparents Richard and Catherine Jackie Roldan, Rose and Phillip Trujillo, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews other relatives and friends. Both services Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Corbin, Mary C.
Mrs. Mary C. Corbin - Rocky Mountain News - May 19, 1911 - Mrs. Mary C. Corbin, formerly of Denver and Telluride, most recently Cripple Creek, died in Pueblo. Had lived here since 1876. She was the widow of H. H. Corbin, formerly of Telluride, many years prominent resident of San Juan. She is survived by two sons, William C. of Goldfield, and Charles of Independence, also by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Roberts of Goldfield.

Corbin, Willie E.
Willie E. Corbin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1987 - Willie E. Corbin, 96, of Trinidad, Nov. 25. Peacock, La Junta.

Corcodilos, Tony John
Tony John Corcodilos - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2006 - Tony John Corcodilos, entered into rest May 18, 2006, at home in San Jose, Calif. He was 97, a native of Greece. Devoted husband of Helen, who preceded him in death. Loving father of Ethie (Jerry) Campagna; adoring grandfather of Elanya (Christian) Thompson and Chris Campagna; dear great-grandfather of Nikos and Lauren Thompson; uncle and friend to many. Gathering of family and friends at graveside Saturday, July 1, 2006, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery, 1706 Roselawn Rd., Pueblo. Donations to your favorite organization in lieu of flowers please.

Corcoran, Mr.
Mr. Corcoran – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 30, 1879 – State Notes – Corcoran, the man who shot Weston, on the South Park road, a day or two since is dead. The Tribune gives the following particulars of the murder: It seems that Corcoran and the man named Hanlon had been playing seven-up for money. Corcoran lost heavily, and on rising from the table remarked, “I'll kill you for this before night.” Later in the evening the two men met in a beer saloon, when Corcoran drew a revolver and fired at Hanlon without hitting him, whereupon Hanlon returned the fire, as it seems killing Corcoran. Hanlon remarked to a bystander that he proposed going at once to Denver to give himself up. It is said to have been a clear case of self-defense.

Cordell, Marjorie A.
Marjorie A. Cordell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1997 - Marjorie A. Cordell passed away Dec. 22, 1997, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Ponca City, Okla., under the direction of the Grace Memorial Chapel.

Corder, Chester William
Chester William "Bill" Corder - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2000 - Chester William "Bill" Corder died unexpectedly April 8, 2000. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Beverly. Other survivors include his son, Mike; daughter-in-law, Micky; grandchildren, Katie, Joey and Maggie all of Aurora, Colo.; his daughter, Michele Myli; son-in-law, Nathan; and grandchildren, Rebecca and Jacob all of Pueblo; his brother, Jim; and his wife, Barbara Corder; his brother, Bob and his wife, Carol Cook, all of Independence, Mo.; his aunt, Eva and; uncle, Joe Burson of Kearney, Mo.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was born July 26, 1935, in Kansas City, Mo. He served in the United States Marine Corps., married Beverly Blohm, graduated from Northwest Missouri State, and in 1959, moved to Pueblo. Bill began his teaching and coaching career at Risley Junior High. In 1964, he began teaching and coaching at East High School. Bill retired in 1990. Bill was a loving and devoted family man. He dedicated his life to setting an example to young people. He was able to do this by coaching many kids in sports throughout the years. Bill made a difference. He touched the lives and hearts of many young people. Bill was named to the Colorado Coaches Hall of Fame in 1995. Since retirement, Bill enjoyed spending the best years of his life with his wife, Bev. He delighted in his children and grandchildren. Bill also enjoyed golf and woodworking. The family wishes to thank the gracious staff of the cardiac intensive care unit at Parkview Hospital. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Family will greet friends and relatives at the family home, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The family respectfully requests donations to the charity of your choice in Bill Corder's name.

Cordero, Nick
Nick Cordero - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1987 - Nick Cordero, 82, late of South Side Manor Nursing Home, died May 21, 1987. Mr. Cordero was a World War II Army veteran. Graveside honors, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas.

Cordo, Sam
Sam Cordo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2000 - Sam Cordo, age 58, passed away Aug. 1, 2000. He was born on Sept. 19, 1941, to Naich and Pauline Cordo who preceded him in death. Mr. Cordo is survived by his children, Naich (Renee) Cordo, Michelle (Mark) Foster and Sammy Cordo; former wife, Charlene Cordo; and grandchildren, Brandi, Gino and Lexi Foulk. He is also survived by brother, Joe (Charleen) Cordo; sisters, Anita (Jack) Spinuzzi, Anna Rose (Chuck) Richey and Pauline (George) Steffy; aunts, Nevell Trice, Pauline Taravella, Josephine Cacciatore, Virgie Todesco and Rose Martell; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Sam was the owner and operator of Cordo Excavating and also farmed all of his life with his late father, Naich Cordo, and his children, Naich, Shelly and Sammy. Sam loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was a member of the Mesa Merchants, Sons of Italy, Mira Sol Chili Corp., and St. Joseph Church, where services will be held. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Cordova, Abe
Abe “Wedo” Cordova - Huerfano World - May 22, 2003 - Abe "Wedo" Cordova, 78, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003. He was a retired railroad worker of the Burlington Northern Railroad, member of the St. Mary Church and the Eagles. His favorite pastime was fishing, hunting and spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. He will be sadly missed by his children, Ross (Rita) Cordova, Walsenburg, Patricia (Cordova) (James "JT") Thomas, Westminster, Thomas (Catherine) Cordova, Rose (Ed) Duran, Walsenburg and Michael Cordova, Denver; grandchildren, Lori Beth Ortiz, Lila Jane Topping, Jada Elizabeth and Jared Edward Thomas, Jamie Lee and Thomas Robert Cordova, and Kelli (Vigil) and Eddie Duran; great-grandchildren, David, Victoria, Liza and Dion Ortiz, Alexis, Cori Beth Topping and Kaela Lee Garcia; sisters-in-law, Ginny Vigil and Mary Baer; brother-in-law, Modesto Vigil; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents, Jose and Bernadita Cordova; and all his brothers and sisters. Services were Friday, May 16, 2003 at St. Mary Church with burial at the North St. Mary Cemetery. [Editors note: Also there are new great-grandchildren. Alexis, Coribeth, and twins, Diana Elizabeth and Isabella Elaine Topping. Children of Duane and LilaJane Cordova Topping. Added per request of Patricia (Cordova) Thomas, January 7, 2006].

Cordova, Adeline
Adeline Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1987 - Adeline Cordova, 1722 Spruce, Nov. 14, 1987. Wife of Leandro Cordova who passed away Aug. 22, 1965. Mother of Edward (Eileen) Cordova, Anchorage, Alaska; Delfin N. (Tona) Cordova, Pueblo; Annabelle (Grant) Pena-Wickard, Denver. Sister of Piedad Trujillo and Annie Cruz, both of Walsenburg. Grandmother of Dick, Gary, Steven and Brian Cordova, Anchorage; Mike, Tina and Carrie Cordova, Pueblo; Theresa Pena, New York, and Craig Pena, Pueblo. Great-grandmother of Raeanna and David Wilson, Pueblo; Taryl Ann Cordova, Anchorage, and Vanessa Pacheco, Pueblo. Survived also by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lillian (Fred) Maes, Anita (Gilbert) Trujillo, Eloisa Trujillo, Emma Trujillo, Manuel L. (Olivia) Cordova and Ray Martinez, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brothers, Patrick, Ben and Frank Trujillo, sister, Rafelita Reveria, son, Leroy Cordova and grandson, Randy Cordova. Mrs. Cordova was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish and had been employed in the Dietary Department of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital prior to her retirement. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn.

Cordova, Adolph
Adolph Cordova - The La Veta Signature - October 17, 1991 - Lifetime Huerfano County resident Adolph Cordova died October 10 at his residence west of Walsenburg after a brief illness. Mr. Cordova was born April 20, 1914 in Farisita, the son of Demetrio and Lucinda (Harmes) Cordova. He attended school there and ranched in the area. He worked in the area coal mines for many years while still ranching west of Walsenburg. He married the former Dianna Reynolds on July 7, 1938 in Pueblo. He was a member of U.M.W.A. Local #9856 and of the La Veta Seventh Day Adventist Church. Living relatives include his wife Dianna, Walsenburg; sons Rudolph Cordova, Walsenburg; Robert Cordova, Madera, CA; Gary Yonos Cordova, Walsenburg; and Darryl Cordova of Denver; three sisters, Elizabeth Trujillo, Denver; Martha Reynolds and Edith Miller, both of Pueblo, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Following his wishes, Mr. Cordova was cremated. Memorial Services October 14, at the J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. J. M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Huerfano World – October 17, 1991 - Adolph Cordova of Walsenburg died Oct. 10, 1991, at his home after a brief illness. Born Apr. 20, 1914, in Farisita, he attended school there and ranched in the area. He worked in area coal mines for many years while continuing ranching west of Walsenburg. He married the former Dianna Reynolds July 7, 1938 in Pueblo. Mr. Cordova was a member of UMWA Local #9856 and the La Veta Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dianna, Walsenburg; four sons, Rudolph Cordova, Walsenburg, Robert Cordova, Madera, CA, Gary Cordova, Walsenburg and Darryl Cordova, Denver; three sisters, Elizabeth Trujillo, Denver and Martha Reynolds and Edith Miller, both of Pueblo; two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Following his wishes Mr. Cordova was cremated. A memorial service was conducted Monday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel.

Cordova, Ana Marie
Ana Marie Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2001 - Age 60, departed this life July 31, 2001, in a Denver hospital. She was born June 13, 1941, in San Luis, Colo. She retired from St. Mary-Corwin hospital housekeeping department. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, doing crafts and reading to her grandchildren. She also loved her Spanish music. Survived by her husband, Silverio Cordova, of the family home; three sons, Bernie (Rena) Cordova, John (Candi) Cordova and Louie (Helen) Cordova, all of Pueblo; siblings, Raymond Martinez, Alamosa, Susie (Joe) Vialpando and Mary Ann (Howard) Cordova, all of Pueblo, Porfirio (Ramey) Martinez, Security, Abel (Betty) Martinez, Denver, David Martinez, Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Andrew Godinez, Nico Cordova, Alisha Cordova, Matthew Cordova, Misty Cordova, Silver Cordova and Ashley Cordova; stepmother, Veta Gonzalez; stepbrother, Richard (Chuey) Galvan; stepsister, Laura Galvan; in-laws, Lucy Pillich, Richard (Sally) Cordova and Rose (Joe) Cortez; other relatives and friends, to include her two little dogs, Kiwi and Kibbles. Mrs. Cordova is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Natividad (Maestas) Martinez; brothers, Henry and Joe Martinez; and a sister, Eva Martinez. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Cremation to follow.

Cordova, Anita Marie
Mrs. Anita Marie Cordova - World Independent - June 9, 1925 - Death Claims Mother Of Five Small Children - Mrs. Anita Marie Cordova, 36 years of age, and well known to many in this city (Walsenburg, Huerfano County) died in a Pueblo hospital Sunday as a result of many months illness. Mrs. Cordova underwent an operation a year ago which left her in a weak condition for many months. Several months ago other complications set in which were responsible for her death. The deceased attended the public schools of this city and later entered Loretta academy at Santa Fe, N.M. She afterwards took a course in nursing at San Rafael hospital at Trinidad, at which institution she was graduated. Mrs. Cordova was the mother of five small children, Barron Louis, 8; Virginia, 7; Hector, 5; Marguerito, 4; and Bertran, 16 months. In addition to the five children mentioned, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Desiderre Barron; her husband, J.B. Cordova, Jr.; two brothers, Joseph A., Fred I., and three sisters, Amelia, Mrs. Charles Sanchez, Sr., and Mrs. J.N. Pacheco, Sr., all of this city. The funeral will be held from the St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning (tomorrow). Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery under the direction of Furphy Brothers.

Cordova, Ann
Ann (Vigil) Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Ann (Vigil) Cordova, born May 31, 1912 in Sandy Arroyo (N. LaVeta), passed away Jan. 17, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband Isidor George Cordova, parents Abran Vigil & Sofia Herrera, daughters Ida R. Forachi, infant Ester, and sister Irene Johnson. Survived by children Mary Lou Mac Donald of Denver, George Cordova, Jr. of Walsenburg, & sister, Jeni Garber, Albuquerque, N.M. She had 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, & 5 great-great grandchildren. Also survived by many numerous nieces & nephews. Present at her bedside for the last few weeks was granddaughter Valerie Garcia, who Ann raised & considered her daughter. Ann was a life long resident of Walsenburg, active in community, school, & church affairs. A business woman, she was the owner of Ann's Fabric Shop. She enjoyed playing piano & loved entertaining her entire life. Cremation has occurred. At the request of her son George Jr., there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory to the Walsenburg Care Center, 135 W. 7th, Walsenburg, 81089.

Cordova, Annie S.
Annie S. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2003 - Annie S. Cordova, 92, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord May 16, 2003. Born Dec. 15, 1910, in Las Vegas, N.M. Preceded in death by her spouse, Manuel Cordova; children, Richard Jess Cordova, Lorraine Herrera; parents, Joe and Beatrice Santillanes. Survived by children, Tony Cordova, Dodie Cordova, Betty (Robert) Santistevan, all of Pueblo, Theresa Maez, Colorado Springs, Roger Cordova, Chris Diaz, Sonny Cordova, Minnie (Reuben) Sisneros, Jim (Mary) Cordova, Patricia (Greg) Ortega, Jake (Diane) Cordova and Robert Cordova, all of Denver; sisters, Martha, Louise, Marie and Lupita. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Celebrant, Rev. Jim Koenigsfeld. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Parish Hall after interment.

Cordova, Annie V.
Annie V. Cordova - Huerfano World - June 23, 1994 - Huerfano Annie V. Cordova of Grand Junction died June 5, 1994 in St. Mary's Hospital in that city. Born Oct. 11, 1918, in Walsenburg to Jose Fermin and Pablita Vigil, she was 75. Mrs. Cordova was a member of the Apostic Church in Delta, but had attended the Zion Spanish Assembly of God Church for the past two years. Survivors include two sons, Frank, Grand Junction and Paul, Westminster; four daughters, Nettie Estrada, Colorado Springs, Virginia, Sandra and Mary Ann, all of Grand Junction; three sisters, Maclovia Pacheco, Walsenburg, Criselda Vigil, Denver and Martha Larrea, Pueblo; 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was from Zion Spanish Assembly of God Church.

Cordova, Antonio
Antonio Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2006 - Antonio Cordova, 84, passed away Dec. 21, 2006. He was born on June 20, 1922, in Arroyo Seco, N.M., to Faustin and Nazeria (Romero) Cordova, who preceded him in death. Mr. Cordova worked at the CF&I and retired as a truck driver. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 61 years, Lucille V. Romero-Cordova; his children, Joseph (Erma) Giron, Ernest Robert Gonzales, John (Debbie) Cordova, Anthony W. (Michelle) Cordova and Cynthia L. (Albert) Cordova; special great-grandsons, Domenic Roldan and Julian Espinoza; also 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday; both at Angelus Chapel, with Pastor Scott Bailey officiating. Cremation to follow. Family is receiving friends at 1432 Pine St.

Cordova, Beatrice
Beatrice Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Beatrice Cordova, 78, passed away Dec. 5, 1999. Survived by her husband, Joe M. Cordova; sons, Delfino (Carol) Perea of Red Wing, Colo., and Rudy (Nora) Perea of Walsenburg; brother, Marcelo (Nancy) Gonzalez, Pueblo; and sister, Shirley (Milton) Autobee, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her first husband, Daniel Perea; and parents, Daniel and Marucia Archuleta Gonzalez; daughter, Mary Lucy Glick; son, Kenneth Armenta; stepson, David Glick; brothers and sisters, Ruby Wright, Della Tafoya, David Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez Jr., Lilly Martinez, Annie Sena. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1330 E. Ash.

Cordova, Ben
Ben Cordova – Pueblo Indicator – February 28, 1914 – One Killed and Three Wounded – Trinidad – One man is dead and three are suffering from serious knife wounds as the result of a free-for-all fight which took place in the Engleville dance hall, two and a half miles from Trinidad. The dead man is Ben Cordova, aged eighteen. Lucienda Cordova, brother of the slain man, and Luciendo Montoya, are being held. Montoya has a knife wound in his hand and a bruise on his head. Lee Cordova, another brother of the dead man, has a knife wound in his arm.

Cordova, Bernard Dennis
Bernard Dennis Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2003 - Bernard Dennis Cordova, 46. Born July 26, 1956, passed away Jan. 5, 2003. The Lord welcomed our dad, son, grandfather and brother to be with Him. Dennis loved his grandchildren, the Lord and his beloved mother. He enjoyed riding his bicycle, woodworking projects, reading his Bible daily and working on his computer. Preceded in death by his father, William Emilio Cordova in 1974; brothers, Frank Cordova in 1990, Lawrence Cordova in 1995. Survived by his mother, Donna Marquez Cordova; children, William (Laura) Cordova, Angel and Annette Cordova and their mother Debbie Aragon, Dennis Jr., Eric and Donna Cordova and former wife Edith Cordova; grandchildren, Brieanna, William and Kyle Cordova and Ivy Cain. Siblings, Don (Donna) Martinez, Rick Cordova, Steve Santistevan, Betty (William) Franklin, Geneva Vigil, Alice (John) Acosta, Brenda Cordova; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 7 p.m. today, Christian Growth Center UPC, 2901 O'Neal Ave. Pastor Paul Elder officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cordova family at 2108 E. 12th or through the funeral home office.

Cordova, Brigido
Brigido Cordoba – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 5, 1876 – Murder – Brigido Cordoba Shot at Trinidad – Our telegrams mentioned briefly the murder of Brigido Cordoba, at Trinidad on Tuesday night the 26th ult. From a gentleman just arrived from that place we learn that the murder was committed by an old man named Strane, an American, who is married to a Mexican woman of dubious reputation, who has a sister who lives with the family, who is inclined to be somewhat loose in her habits. It seems that about half past eight o'clock, on Tuesday evening, Cordoba, who was somewhat under the influence of liquor, went to Strane's house with the intention of seeing his (Strane's) sister-in-law. On his arrival there he knocked at the door and was answered by Strane in a somewhat angry tone. It is reported that Cordoba apologized for coming there and was about to leave when Strane opened the door and shot him dead. As soon as the shooting was discovered a crowd of some two or three hundred people, mostly Mexicans, gathered around Strane's house and attempts were made to capture and hang him. He was provided, however, with a needle gun and plenty of ammunition, and stood off his would-be executioners. It is said that some of the excited crowd clambered upon the roof of the house and commenced tearing it off but were driven away by a vigorous fusillade from Strane's needle gun. A compromise was finally made, Strane agreeing to surrender on a pledge being given by the Americans present that he would be protected and turned over to the authorities. He was accordingly placed in the county jail. Brigido Cordoba is a well known citizen of Trinidad, and at the time of his death was deputy sheriff of Las Animas county. The following graphic account of the matter we clip from the Enterprise and Chronicle: “Last night between eight and nine o'clock Joseph Strain fired a fatal bullet into Brigido Cordova, deputy sheriff of Las Animas county. There are different stories afloat regarding the cause of the shooting, the most credible of which is that Cordova had been visiting the wife of Strain, during her husband's absence. That Strain had been off in the mountains for some time, and only returned yesterday, when he learned of his wife's wrong doings and the visits of men, and he vowed vengeance. At the time mentioned above, Cordova went to the house and rapped at the door, which was opened by Strain, and then Cordova made some apology about mistaking the door, whereupon Strain raised his carbine and taking deliberate aim fired, the shot striking Cordoba in the neck, from the effects of which he died in about three hours. Another story is, that Strain was expecting the visit of another man whom he intended to kill, and that he mistook Cordova for him. Immediately on the fact of the shooting becoming known, an excited crowd gathered at Strain's residence, where they found all the doors closed and the house in darkness. On the arrival of officers he was ordered to come out and surrender himself, which Mr. Strain declined doing. After considerable persuading and promises of safety the wife and children came out and left the old man alone. He was coaxed and threatened to no avail; attempts were made to smoke him out, and burning pepper was conveyed into his room on the end of a long plank, the light of which illuminated his room. This he bore for a while, and then stepped out from his hiding place behind the chimney and stamped it out. Finally, after the roof of the house had been demolished and two or three shots had been fired into the room where he was, he came to the door and was seized by the officers, who conveyed him safely to jail, followed by an excited crowd of hundreds of Americans and Mexicans. There was a manifest disposition to give him a “short shift and a long rope,” but the better counsels of law-abiding citizens prevailed, and Strain was locked up. The victim was a well known citizen, and of considerable influence with his people as a politician. Strain is represented by those acquainted with him as a quiet and peaceable man. He came here about two years ago from Arkansas, and has worked at whatever he could find to do. He is English by birth. Lately he has been in the San Juan mines and returned yesterday. It is said his wife and sister have been acting badly, which lead to this lamentable tragedy.”

Cordova, Carlo
Carlo Cordova - Walsenburg Independent - January 17, 1945 - Miner Dies Of Injuries In Rock Fall At Gordon Tuesday - Carlo Cordova Caught In Heavy Fall; Dies Last Night - Carlo Cordova, 24, an employee of the Gordon Coal company for the past year and one-half, died late last night at the Lamme Brothers hospital here of injuries sustained when he was caught in a rock fall while at work Tuesday afternoon. Huerfano County Coroner Dan Unfug said the accident occurred about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. A preliminary investigation shows that Cordova was stuck in the back the fall and he was knocked heavily to the ground. Injuries included multiple fractures of the skull, broken back and other internal injuries. He was brought to the surface as quickly as possible and rushed to the local hospital, where he died at about 11 o'clock last night. An investigation, being conducted by Deputy Coroner Joe Hauser and Deputy State Coal Mine Inspector George Smith of Canon City, will completed today, and an announcement of the possibility of a formal inquest will be announced later. Cordova was born April 16, 1920, in Walsenburg, and had lived here all his life. Survivors include his widow, Eularlia of 319 Elder street, Welsby Addition, two sons, Mike and Albert; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel L. Cordova. Also by four brothers, Lee, City, Mike of Camp Barkeley, Tex., Manuel Jr., of the U.S. Navy, and Eloy of Denver, and by three sisters, Mrs. Joe L. Pino of California; Lillian and Anita of this city. Funeral arrangements are pending arrival of relatives, and will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Walsenburg World-Independent - January 22, 1945 - Funeral services for Carlo Cordova were held this morning at 9:30 from the family home, and at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary Church. Interment took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the St. Mary Cemetery, with members of the UMWA union of Gordon conducting graveside services. Arrangements were under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Cordova, Carmen
Carmen Cordova – Huerfano World – March 29, 2001 – Carmen Cordova, 83, of Trinidad died March 22, 2001. She was the mother of Joe Cordova, co-operator of The Timbers in Cuchara. Funeral service was March 27 from Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad with burial in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Cordova, Chris C.
Chris C. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2000 - Former Pueblo resident Chris C. Cordova, 36, passed away Aug. 23, 2000, at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center. Chris was born on Sept. 23, 1963, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of George Jake Cordova and Rose Mary Vigil Cordova. Chris enjoyed karate, boxing and especially the time he spent with his loving family. Survivors include his mother, Rose Cordova of Alamosa, Colo.; his father, George Cordova Sr. of Pueblo, Colo.; three sisters, Irene (Leo) Trujillo of Pueblo, Colo., Connie (Pete) Deluna and Darlene (Louie) Martinez, all of Alamosa, Colo.; three brothers, George "Pelon" (Sandra) Cordova Jr. of Pueblo, Colo., Jerry Cordova of Alamosa, Colo., and Joe Cordova of Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Chris was preceded in death by one sister, Katherine Cordova; his maternal and paternal grandparents. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at 7 p.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel in Alamosa. Funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel in Alamosa. Interment will follow at the Alamosa Cemetery. Family and friends may call Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home in Alamosa, which is in care of the arrangements.

Cordova, Clarita M.
Clarita M. Cordova - Huerfano World - February 12, 1998 - Clarita M. Cordova, 94, lifelong resident of Walsenburg, died Feb. 5, 1998 in Walsenburg Care Center where she had been a resident since October. Born Sept. 15,1903 in San Luis to Eliseo and Eulialia Arellano Martinez, she was a member of St. Mary Church, Coronado Club, the VFW Club and Latino Americano. She was married to Joseph Abel Cordova. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Sandoval, Walsenburg; a stepson, Urban Cordova, San Diego, CA; an adopted son, Meliton Cordova, Louisiana; two granddaughters and other family members. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Cordova, Claude C.
Claude C. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1983 - Claude C. Cordova, 805 W. Sixth St., Walsenburg. Funeral services pending. Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1983 - Claude C. Cordova, 805 W. Sixth St. passed away Jan. 25, 1983, at home. Survived by wife, Jennie; son, Gerald Cordova, Green River, Wyo.; daughters, Lorraine Trujillo, and Mary Ann (Ron) Hilst, both of Denver; brothers, Abe and Ted Cordova, both of Walsenburg, and Claudio Cordova of California; four sisters, Ernestine Sanchez, Trinidad; Mary Trujillo, Pueblo; Jennie Chavez, and Flora Vigil, both of Walsenburg. Six grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cordova was a veteran of World War II, member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and VFW Club, Walsenburg. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Furphy-Lawson Chapel, Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Interment in La Veta Cemetery. Committal services by VFW Post 2643. Huerfano World - January 26, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Claude Cordova, who died six years ago, Jan. 25, 1983. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife and family.

Cordova, Cruz Sr.
Cruz Cordova Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 1986 - Cruz Cordova Sr., 71, La Junta, died at Parkview Episcopal Hospital, May 4, 1986. Mr. Cordova was self-employed in the trucking business and retired in 1973. He is predeceased in death by his parents, Alfonso and Alvera Cordova; sons, John and Frank Cordova; and brother, Floyd Cordova. Survived by widow, Ruth Cordova, La Junta; daughters, Bernice Aragon, Rocky Ford; Jane Cordova, La Junta; Florida Vigil, Denver; and Rosemary Wentling, Champaign, Ill.; sons, Cruz Cordova Jr., and Jerry Cordova, both of La Junta; and Thomas Cordova, Swink; brothers, Bill Cordova, Trinidad; and Esequiel Cordova, Swink; and sister, Mary Romero, Denver. Other survivors include 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several sons-and daughters-in-law; and nieces, nephews and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at La Junta Catholic Church.

Cordova, Delfin N.
Delfin "Del" N. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Age 66, born Feb. 17, 1935, passed away March 24, 2001. Survived by loving wife of 44 years, Antonia M. Cordova; children, Michael (Lauri Ver Schure) Cordova, Denver; Tina (Scott) Gage, Pueblo West; Carrie Cordova, Denver; grandchildren, Raeanna, David, Vanessa, Domenick, and Ineke; brother, Edward (Elaine) Cordova, Alaska; sister, Anna (Grant) Wickard, Denver; mother-in-law, Mary Cassares; aunt, Anita (Gilbert) Trujillo; and many close family members. Preceded in death by parents, Leandro and Adeline Cordova; and brother, Leroy Cordova. He retired from CF&I in 1997 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Charles Club, Knights of Columbus and GSPA and a past member of Pueblo Engineers Society. Del was a loving husband, father and grandfather. The happiness and love that he had within himself he shared with everyone around him. He lived life to the fullest and truly lived until he died. He will live forever in the hearts of those whom he has touched. Viewing, Tuesday, 3 to 7 p.m. Rosary, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Holy Family Church, followed by Funeral Mass. The family will receive friends in the church hall following Mass. Cremation to follow with private family inurnment. For those who prefer, donations may be made for a memorial for Del through the funeral home office.

Cordova, Della Cruz
Della Cruz Cordova – Albuquerque Journal – March 15, 1999 - Della Cruz Cordova, 98, beloved step-mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, great-aunt and great-great aunt, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Friday, March 12, 1999. She was preceded in death and welcomed home by her husband, Oracio Cordova, her parents, Casimiro and Mary King Cruz; four sisters, Beatrice Gutierrez, Lolly E. Blasi, Carmelita Borrego, Armanda Brickles and one brother Bennie Cruz. She is survived by three stepsons, Wesley, Robert and wife, Marty, and Jerry Cordova, all of California. She is also survived by a brother, Edward and wife, Dorothy Cruz of Walsenburg, Colorado. She is survived by eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and three nieces, and nephews. She was born in North Veta, Colorado on January 12, 1901. She lived in Trinidad, Colorado, graduated from Trinidad High School and completed a stenographer's course at business college. She worked for one year as a teacher, for many years as a secretary in a bank, for the Bear Canyon Coal Company and in a law office in Taos, NM for two years. She held a position in the county commissioner's office at the court house where she remained for eight years. During that time she also served as editor and general manager of a weekly newspaper, El Anunciador, which was owned by her father. For ten years she served as committee woman in her precinct, having been elected five consecutive terms. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and served as historian for several years. She married and moved to California in 1956. At one time she was an avid bridge player, did crocheting and enjoyed letter writing. In her later years her main pleasures were keeping current in daily news reports and reading. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Camarillo. She moved to Albuquerque last month to be near two nieces, Rosemarie Baca and Mary Therese Satterfield. Della was a very loving and giving person and a devout Catholic. She was greatly loved and admired by her family and friends and left them with many cherished memories. Sandia Funeral Home, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE will be in charge of arrangements. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Monday at Sandia Funeral Home. A Mass of Resurrection with Father Paul Baca officiating will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd, NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Cordova, Brent Cruz, Mike and Dominic Baca and Paul and Mark Satterfield.

Cordova, Demetrio
Demetrio Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1987 - Demetrio Cordova, 103, passed away Feb. 5, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by children, Elizabeth Trujillo, Denver, Adolph (Diana) Cordova, North Veta, Martha C. Reynolds, Pueblo, with whom he made his home, and Edith (Porfirio) Miller, Pueblo; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by a sister, Andrea Vega; brother, Albert Cordova; and a stepbrother, Edward Cordova, preceded in death by his wife, Lucinda, in 1955; two sons-in-law, Joseph O. Reynolds and John J. Trujillo; and several brothers and sisters. Born Dec. 23, 1883, in North Veta, and resided in Walsenburg and Denver for many years. Pueblo resident for the past 12 years. Please omit food and flowers; memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral Building Fund, Pueblo. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, Pueblo. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, with Father Tom Quinn officiating. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. The casket will be open one hour before the service in Walsenburg Monday morning.

Cordova, Donaciano
Donaciano Cordova - Newspaper Article - Trinidad, Colorado – 1941- Donaciano Cordova, Distinguished Pioneer of Community Passed Away - Early Day Citizen and Ranch Owner - Donaciano Cordova, 79 years old, one of the most distinguished Spanish-American pioneer citizens of this community and southern Colorado pioneer sheep rancher, and widely known in this are and northern New Mexico, passed away at 3:30 a.m. today at his home, 814 Tillotson Street, this city. He had been in poor health for some time. Over most of a period of 67 years, Donaciano Cordova had made his home in this community, having come as a young man from Taos, NM to go to school here, and living here in a period before there were any railroads in Trinidad, and the town was a frontier trading post on the old Santa Fe Trail over which the freighters came and went, and during the period that "Uncle Dick" Wooton kept his famous toll gate. Deceased was born at Taos, August 30, 1861, and would have been 80 years old that date this year. His home place he left to be educated here, attending school with many of the pioneer folks of Trinidad and community. He later attended Colorado University at Boulder. In 1883, he was married at Taos, NM, to Margarita Santistevan, of well known pioneer family of New Mexico, served as manager of the pioneer Juan Santistevan general merchandise store at Taos, and for many years and until about 1919 while residing there, he was elected treasurer of Taos County and served in that office with great credit 1899-1900, being endorsed candidate of both political parties. Returning here in 1910, he became manager for some years of the Barela-Wilcox store at El Moro, engaged in the sheep business and throughout the years has operated the ranch near Beshoar. He was a close friend of most of the well-known pioneer citizens, including Teodora Abeyta, J.M. Madrid, Frank E. Tafoya, Casimiro Barela, John Fox, Luis Kreeger, Daniel L. Taylor, and many more. One of his schoolmates in Trinidad was the late John Taylor, son of D.L Taylor, who was so long mayor of Trinidad prior to his death in 1917. Surviving now is his wife, Mrs. Margarita Santistevan Cordova. Sons are J.B. Cordova, Jr. of Trinidad, who is Ben Cordova, jailer and deputy sheriff at the Courthouse; Juan R. Cordova of El Moro; J.E. Cordova of Beshoar, and Alfredo, Rudolph and Fernando Cordova of El Moro. Daughter is Delia Cordova of Trinidad. Twelve grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren survive. He was a nephew of Francisco Rivera, pioneer rancher of El Moro, and of the late Mrs. Casimiro Barela, who was the wife of the distinguished citizen and pioneer Colorado legislator, for so many years state senator from Las Animas County, a lawmaker in territorial days of Colorado and for many years after statehood. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Campbell-Lewis Mortuary. Rosary will be said at the chapel at 8 oΉclock tonight. The death of Donaciano Cordova removed from the community one of its most beloved and respected pioneer citizens, a man who had played a prominent part in the development of this community and northern New Mexico for much more than half a century.

Cordova, Elizar V.
Elizar V. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Elizar V. Cordova, 83, passed away March 6, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Cresencio and Doloritas Cordova; son, Richard Cordova; twin sons, Gary and Larry Cordova; and his daughter, Linda Cordova; brothers, Solomon Cordova, Tonio Cordova, Maurice Cordova, Lucas Cordova and Clemente Cordova; sisters, Leova Cordova and Bernie Medina. Survived by his sons, Robert (Claudia) Cordova, Errol (Donna) Cordova, Lawrence Cordova, Frank Cordova and Anthony Cordova; daughters, Mabel Espinoza, Joyce (Tom) Solano, Marcie Alarid, Debbie (Lorenzo) Venzor; also survived by his brothers, Fares (Annie) Cordova, Joe (Bertha) Cordova and Erminio (Frances) Cordova; sisters, Lucrecia (John) Bernal and Darlene (Irvin) Jacquez; as well as 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Elizar served in the U.S. Army in WWII and was a member of St. Leander Church. He loved to travel in his van and camp. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today, St. Leander Church. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, San Luis, Colo. Interment, San Acacio Cemetery in San Acacio, Colo. The family will receive friends at the family home.

Cordova, Elmer R.
Elmer R. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Elmer R. Cordova, 60, died Dec. 1, 2005, in Denver, Colo. Mr. Cordova, a Canon City resident, is survived by his wife, Juanita of Canon City; and a son, Dennis (Vicky) Cordova of Pueblo; and a foster daughter, Tina Baschieri of Canon City. Also survived by sisters, Dora (Sergio) Avila and Evelyn Cordova; mother-in-law, Lucille Quintana; and brothers-in-law, Jacob (Dee) Quintana, John Quintana, Tech. Sgt. Michael (Lori) Quintana and Charles Quintana; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister. Elmer was born in Walsenburg and raised and educated in Pueblo, graduating from East High in 1964. He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army as a sergeant and was discharged in 1970. He worked for 23 years and retired with Centel which later became West Plains Energy. He then worked for and retired from Cotter Corp. in Canon City. He loved and cared for his family and also his pets. Cremation, followed by memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, Wilson Memorial Chapel, 1449 S. Ninth St., Canon City. Contributions may be made to the Fremont County Humane Shelter, 110 Rhodes, Canon City, or Loaves and Fishes, Canon City, CO 81212.

Cordova, Elsie E.
Elsie E. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2000 - Elsie E. Cordova passed away April 21, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Eloy Cordova, and parents, Manuel and Elvira Martinez, Survived by her daughter, Kathleen Abbott; grandchildren, Robert and Matilda Abbott; sister, Manuelita Pena; brothers, Ramon (Sophia) Martinez and Jesse (Della) Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie was a very loving person and will be sadly missed. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

Cordova, Elvera
Elvera Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2003 - Elvera Cordova. Born July 14, 1929, passed away March 27, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Teresa Jimenez; brothers, Jeff and Joe Jimenez. Survived by her husband, Joe A. Cordova; daughters, Gloria (Ted) Espinoza, Laura (Rick) Riggs and Theresa Cordova; sons, Richard (Rena) Jimenez, John Cordova, Vincent (Virginia) Cordova, and Joe (Christine) Cordova Jr., all of Pueblo; brothers, Tony (Juanita) Jimenez, John (Jeanie) Jimenez and Fred Jimenez; sisters, Lydia Longoria of Chicago, Mary Santiago, Frances (Carl) Hernandez and Esther (John) Jimenez. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. There will be no viewing. Cremation has taken place. Family requests omission of food and flowers. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2003, St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Cordova, Elviera
Elviera Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2001 - Elviera Cordova went home to be with her Lord and personal Savior on Nov. 28, 2001. Born in La Jara, Colo., to Jesus and Francesquita Gomez, who preceded her; along with her loving husband of 63 years, Lucas Cordova. Survived by her loving children, Tillie Baca, Veronica (Dave) Leyva, Gene (Josie) Cordova, Mike Cordova, Yvonne (Jim) Abeyta, Edward (Rose) Cordova and Sherry (Ken) Vigil; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She loved and cherished the time she spent with her family, and she will be sadly missed. Per her request, no public viewing. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cordova, Elvira
Elvira Cordova - Huerfano World - November 29, 2007 - Elvira Cordova entered into rest Nov. 25, 2007. Born Jan. 24, 1906, she was 101 years of age. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve Albert; husband, Jacob "Jack" Cordova; sons, Jacob Jr., and Adrian Cordova; granddaughter, Sandra Martinez. Survived by sons, Moses (Rachel) Cordova, Floyd (Margarite) Cordova, Donald "Red" (Elvira) Cordova; grandchildren, D. J. (Jolene Slade) Cordova, June (Dale) Tenorio, Eduardo Cordova, Karen, Mark and Matthew Cordova; great-grandchildren, Mark, Thomas, and Crystal Cordova, Emil Matthew Moses and Jacob Cordova, Elizabeth Rivard, Dylan and Derrick Tenorio, Deliah and Trinity Cordova and Jesse and Michael Martinez; one great-great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Rivard. Mrs. Cordova was the great-granddaughter of Pioneer John D. Albert. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, embroidery, quilting and playing bingo. She also belonged to many clubs and loved to go to the hills and collect herbs. Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Johnson-Romero is in charge of arrangements.

Cordova, Emmily Ann
Emmily Ann Cordova - Huerfano World - October 8, 1992 - Teen Dies (with picture) - Funeral mass was Wednesday from St. Mary Church for former Walsenburg resident Emmily Ann Cordova of Pueblo. The 19 year old Ms. Cordova died early Saturday, Oct. 3, 1992 in the emergency room of St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Born July 14, 1973 in Pueblo, she was reared and attended school in Walsenburg. She graduated from Walsenburg's John Mall High School in 1991. She was an honor student, a cheerleader and a member of the school band in which she played the clarinet. She had been active in school sports and was a member of several academic and social clubs. At the time of her death she was a student at the University of Southern Colorado and employed by a State Farm Insurance Agency in Pueblo. A member of St. Mary Church, she is survived by her mother and step father, Dorothy and Julian Martinez, Walsenburg; her father and step mother, Rudy and Debbie Cordova, Redwing; a brother, Jeremy Cordova, Redwing; three half brothers, Justin Cordova, Redwing and Jonathan and Lance Martinez, Walsenburg; two step sisters, Stacy McClay, Scotland and Kimberly Bellah, Thornton; two half sisters, Winema Cordova, Fort Garland and Kelly Cordova, Redwing; step grand parents, John and Clara Rose Martinez, Yellowstone; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the Emmily Ann Cordova Memorial Fund through Boies Almont Chapel. Huerfano World - October 15, 1992 - Teen's Death Said Suicide - The shooting death of 19 year old Emmily Ann Cordova of Walsenburg early Oct. 3 in Vinewood Park in Pueblo has been ruled a suicide by the Pueblo Police Department. Pueblo Police Captain Max Atencio told the Huerfano World Wednesday that three tests had been completed indicating the cause of death. A fourth test is yet to be completed but Atencio said he doubted it would change the final ruling. The tests were completed on Ms. Cordova and four people in the immediate area at the time of the shooting, according to police. Ms. Cordova died in the emergency room of St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo following the shooting. She was a 1991 graduate of Walsenburg's John Mall High School and was attending the University of Southern Colorado and working for an insurance firm in Pueblo.

Cordova, Eralia Mary
Eralia Mary Cordova - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 26, 2004 - Eralia Mary Cordova, 86, of Colorado Springs, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2004. She was born June 6, 1918 in Gardner, Colorado to Casimiro and Fedelia (DeHerrera) Jaramillo. She grew up in the Walsenburg area. Eralia married Fred P. Cordova on October 31, 1936. The couple celebrated nearly 68 years together. Eralia was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Family was Eralia's life and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Fred P. Cordova; one son, Richard (wife, Beatrice) Luna; one daughter, Geraldine (husband, Elias) Garcia; one sister, Lucy Grant; eight grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, October 26, 2004 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with Rosary to follow at 7:00 PM at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Cordova, Ercilia M.
Ercilia M. Cordova - Huerfano World - January 7, 1999 - Ercilia M. Cordova, 86, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died in the Life Care Center on December 31, 1998. Born to Joe and Victoria Pineda August 8, 1912, in 1936 she married John Batista Cordova. Throughout the years, the Cordova's operated a small grocery store from their home at 503 Welton Avenue, a Mexican restaurant/grocery store on West Seventh Street and a bar called the Hide-a-Way on Highway 160. Mrs. Cordova was a member of Club Social y Beneficio Latino Americano and worked at Tes' Drive Inn, Shosky's Restaurant and for the Republican committee. She will always be remembered for the love of her family, her wonderful cooking, the quilts she made for her family, and in the summer she took pride in the most beautiful flowers in her neighborhood. The couple was married for 50 years and has five sons and one daughter including: Modesto Cordova and Onesimo Cordova, Denver, Rosemarie Ibanez, John Richard Cordova and Donald Cordova, Pueblo and Abenicio Cordova, Walsenburg; one sister, Emma Vigil, Walsenburg; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Her husband died in 1987. Mass was Tuesday from St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

Cordova, Erminda
Erminda Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2005 - Erminda Cordova, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Pedro A. Cordova. She is survived by her children, Felix (Liz) Cordova, Ernie (Charlotte) Cordova, Erlinda Cordova, Alberto Cordova, Bertha Barela, Joe (Jeannie) Cordova, Patrick (Susie) Cordova and Beatrice Roundtree; brother, Sam (Alice) Dorrance; 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Erminda made the best mince meat pie (she took a lot of her recipes with her that probably will not be duplicated) and was a devoted wife and mother. Rosary, 5 p.m. Saturday, memorial service to follow at 5:30 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after services.

Cordova, Ernesto
Ernesto "Ernie" Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2001 - Ernesto "Ernie" Cordova, 83, passed away Sept. 22, 2001. He was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Golondrinas, N.M. Mr. Cordova retired from CF&I in 1979. He loved carpentry and spent many enjoyable years completing his many projects. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Albino Cordova. He will always be remembered by his wife of 66 years, Natividad "Tillie" Cordova; children, Ernie (Bea) Cordova, Mary (Al) Garcia, Joe (Betty) Cordova, Maira (John Atencio) Cordova; brother, Arturo Cordova; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Mr. Cordova will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Recitation of the rosary will be 7 p.m. today and Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, both to be held at St. Leander Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Any contributions may be made in Mr. Cordova's name to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund, 3821 W. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo., 81005, or through the funeral home office.

Cordova, Ernie Ray
Ernie Ray Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1997 - Ernie Ray Cordova, 30, passed away Nov. 16, 1997, in Denver, as result of an automobile accident. A graduate of Central High School, Ernie was born on Dec. 5, 1966, in Tooele, Utah. Preceded in death by his father, Alfred Cordova, grandfather, Jake Cordova, and sister, Katherine Marie Cordova. Survived by his mother, Florina Alaniz, Moreno, Calif., siblings, Alfred Cordova Jr., Bernadine Barbain, Brenda Cordova, Michele and Melisa DeHerrera, Juan and Jose Jimenez, Antonio Juarez, brother, Artie Cordova, grandmother, Serfirina Cordova. Visitation, 4-7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church, Rev. Ron Roche celebrant. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Cordova, Esther V.
Esther V. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2002 - Esther V. Cordova, 64, of Pueblo. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Roselawn Hall.

Cordova, Francisco
Francisco Cordova - Walsenburg World - January 9, 1902 - Died Monday, January 6, 1902 at Walsenburg, Colo., Francisco Cordova, child of Leandro Cordova.

Cordova, Fred
Fred Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - December 8, 1979 - Fred Cordova, Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. VFW graveside service, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - December 7, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Fred Cordova, who died Dec. 5, 1979. - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, Pauline Cordova and son John Cordova and family.

Cordova, Fred Patrick
Fred Patrick Cordova - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 10, 2007 - Fred Cordova, age 92, passed away May 4, 2007 in Colorado Springs. He was born May 6, 1914 in Gardner, Colorado to Elugio and Refujio (Garcia) Cordova. Fred retired from the United States Civil Service in 1970 after having worked for twenty years. Prior to the Civil Service, he was in the United States Navy from 1935 to 1943. He was married to Eralia Cordova for 68 years prior to her passing in 2004. Fred is survived by his daughter, Geraldine (and husband Elais) Garcia, and his son, Richard (and wife Bea) Luna. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial is being held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9th at the Shrine of Remembrance. A rosary service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Cordova, Gerald Xavier
Gerald Xavier Cordova - Huerfano World - July 12, 1990 - Gerald Xavier Cordova, 35, died July 2, 1990 in Parker, after a lengthy fight with cancer. Born in Walsenburg Sept. 11, 1954, the son of Claude and Jennie Cordova, he graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1973. He then left for several years to live in Denver. After his marriage he went to Green River, WY, where he lived for seven years and worked for a chemical manufacturing company. He came back to Denver two years ago and had lived with his sister in Parker for the last six months. He was a member of the Eagle's Lodge in Wyoming. Survivors include his wife Carmelia and children Coreena and Gerald Jr., Englewood; his mother, Jennie Cordova, Walsenburg; two sisters Lorraine Sierra, Walsenburg and Mary Ann Hilst, Parker; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from Christ the King Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cordova, Gilbert Francisco
Gilbert Francisco Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1999 - Gilbert Francisco Cordova, 81, of Denver, passed away Aug. 8, 1999. Born May11, 1918, in Walsenburg, Colo., preceded in death by his parents, Andres and Edwarda Cordova, one sister, Eleanor Trujillo, brothers, Jose Cordova, Bennie Cordova and Robert Cordova. Survived by his wife, Betty Cordova, of the family home, sons, Keith (Diane) Cordova of Arvada, Colo., Tobin Cordova and Michael Cordova, both of Denver, Colo., granddaughter, Bernadette Cordova of Arvada, Colo., aunt, Eloisa Sanchez of Pueblo. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Gilbert owned and operated Mac's Barber Shop in Wheat Ridge, Colo., and was a barber for 55 years. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, W. 36th Ave., Denver, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Pueblo, Colo., Rev. Ervin Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Valdez Cemetery, Gardner, Colo.

Cordova, Isabel A.
Isabel A. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 1987 - Isabel A. Cordova, late of Arroyo Hondo, N.M., died Oct. 3, 1987. Service under the direction of Rivera Funeral Home, Taos, N.M.

Cordova, J. Frank
J. Frank Cordova - Huerfano World - February 14, 1991 - In Memoriam - Photo - In Loving Memory of my dear husband and our dear father, grandfather, brother and friend, J. Frank Cordova, who when to his Heavenly Home 10 years ago, Feb. 18, 1981. - Verse -

Cordova, J. Pat
J. Pat Cordova - Rocky Mountain News - November 1, 1978 - Mass of Christian Burial for J. Pat Cordova will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday in Our Lady of presentation Church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet. Rosary, followed by a mass, will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in the church. Cordova, who lived at 263 King St., died Sunday in St. Anthony Hospital. He was 87. Born March 17, 1891, in Hoehne, he moved to Denver from Trinidad in 1944. He married Victoria Ortiz in Aguilar on November 12, 1916. She died in 1950. Cordova worked as a coal miner for 22 years in Aguilar and was justice of the peace there for 10 years. He also worked at Kris Upholstery for 14 years. Surviving are four sons, Ted Cordova of Trinidad, Lee Cordova of El Paso, Texas, herb and Rudy Cordova of Denver; four daughters, Leola Slover, Dee Nation, Stella Lewis and Lucille Stinson, all of Denver; a brother, Zeke Cordova of Stockton, Calif., three sisters, Mercedes Garcia of Aguilar, Virginia Ortiz of Denver and Felecita Solano of Florence, 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Cordova, Jacob Jack
Jacob Jack Cordova - Huerfano World - January 18, 1990 - Jack Cordova, 87, lifetime Huerfano County resident, died in Huerfano County Hospital Jan. 11, 1990, after a lengthy illness. Born in Rouse May 8, 1902, the son of Pedro and Lucia Cordova, after graduating from school in Rouse he went to work in the coal mines. He worked in most of Huerfano County's many coal mines before retiring in 1956. He then worked for a short time for the railroad and in Pueblo before permanently retiring in 1962. He married the former Elvera Albert in Walsenburg Sept. 12, 1923. He was a member of the Coronado Club, UMWA Local #9856 and of St. Mary Church. Survivors include his wife Elvera, of the family home in Walsenburg; three sons, Moses Cordova, Anaheim, CA, Floyd Cordova, Menlo Park, CA and Donald "Red" Cordova, Pueblo; a sister Esparanza Martinez, Walsenburg and numerous other relatives. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cordova, James
James Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2006 - James Cordova, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 5, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Hope Ernestine Cordova; parents, Gavino and Lucille Cordova; children, Kathy (Scott) Costantini, James (Brenda) Cordova, Christopher Cordova, Hope (Rick) Gonzales, Christina (James) Beach, Kimberly (Ruben) Razo, Nicholas Cordova and Samantha Cordova, Rick Hammack; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several foster children and other relatives and friends. Vigil and memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's hall after service.

Cordova, Jennie
Jennie Cordova - Huerfano World - October 7, 1999 - Jennie Cordova, 77, of Walsenburg, died September 30, 1999, in St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, where she was a patient. Born December 15, 1921 in Delrose to Enriquez and Cleofas Lacrue Martinez, she owned and operated the Silver Dollar Bar in Walsenburg for several years. A member of St. Mary Church, she is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Hilst, Elizabeth, Rosemarie Rodriquez, Colorado Springs; two sisters, Beatrice Baca, Walsenburg and Delsie Salazar, Edwards; two brothers, Dave Martinez, Walsenburg and Peter Martinez, Trinidad; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass at St. Mary Catholic Church Monday, October 4. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Cordova, Jennie M.
Jennie M. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Jennie M. Cordova, 84. Born in Springer, N.M., on Dec. 27, 1918, to the late Valentin and Juanita Cordova. Also preceded in death by granddaughter, Christina Lopez. Survived by Charlie (Virginia) Lopez of Midway City, Calif., Anita (Steve) Alcala of Pueblo, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, special niece, Dolly (Ernest) Lucero, and numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed reading, sewing and watching her TV. She also loved spending time with her great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cordova, Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 1986 - Jesus Maria Cordova, 98, died June 18, 1986, at Bent County Nursing Home. Born April 1, 1888, in Garcia, Colo., he was a farmer in the San Luis Valley area. He married Teresila Castro in 1912 in Montrose. She died in 1967. Survived by three daughters, Florence Ortega of Garcia, Rachael Gallegos of Las Animas, Edith Casias of Austin, Colo.; four sons, Pete Cordova of Las Animas, Paul, Leo, and Amadito (Andy) Cordova of Colorado Springs; 40 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren. Rosaries will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church in Las Animas and at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Church in Garcia. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church, Garcia, with interment at Garcia Cemetery.

Cordova, John Sr.
John Cordova Sr. - Albuquerque Journal – May 22, 2006 - John Cordova Sr., 94, long-time president of the local typographical union, died Wednesday. He was a master craftsman of the printing trade. He joined the union in 1935 in Pueblo, CO and remained a member until his death. He was president of local ITU 304 in Albuquerque for twenty-seven years through the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He retired from the Albuquerque Publishing Company in 1975. He loved his craft and was regarded as one of the most productive and accurate of printers. He proudly showed his family and anyone who would take the time the intricacies of the "hot metal" Linotype machine. He successfully negotiated for higher wages and increased benefits for members with the Albuquerque Journal, Tribune and commercial print shops. He shepherded the union through the transition from hot metal machines to computers and "cold type." However, it was his love of reading that most attracted him to the printing trade. He was a voracious reader of newspapers, books and magazines. In the last months of his life he still read both the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune cover to cover. Often he would call his son to note some item buried deep in the classified section of the paper. He said his most enjoyable job was working for the UNM Press where he was able to type and read academic reports and books published at UNM. The association with UNM fed his love of history and of his own family's history of migration from New Mexico to Colorado in the mid 1800s. John and his family returned to New Mexico in 1946. John loved his church and the many friends he made there. He served for many years as a Eucharistic minister and lector. Until illness slowed his step, he attended mass every day at Holy Ghost Church. He and his wife Helen attended Holy Ghost when it was a mission church located near Pennsylvania Ave. They were founding members of the parish. In later years, he kept informed of church activities through regular visits with his friend and Eucharistic minister Larry O'Connell and neighbor Mary Chavez. He received the sacraments regularly and was given the last rites before his death. After his wife Helen's death in 1969, he found solace in his family and particularly the support provided by his four granddaughters, Sharon, Katherine, Deborah, and Rosemary. He was married to Helen Lopez Cordova for thirty-five years until her death. They met at a dance in Burnt Mill Colorado. He was immediately attracted to the shy and beautiful, country girl with, as he recounted, 'lips like Clara Bow's.' In the mid '70s he fell in love with fellow printer Katye Waters. He and Katye remained companions until her death almost three years ago. She and John will rest near one another in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. After retirement, John was appointed to serve on the City of Albuquerque Library Board by Mayor Harry Kinney. He loved the opportunity to serve and saw the construction of three new libraries in the Northeast Heights. He served with Margie Hernandez whom he recalled fondly. Although popular and well respected, he declined to take a direct interest in politics. He was fond of U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez with whom he shared libations at the Federal Bar. He was a life-long Democrat who was a strong supporter of U.S. Senator Pete Domenici and Mayor Marty Chavez. When David Cargo announced his intention to run for New Mexico Governor he made his announcement at a meeting of the printers' union. Of course Dave became governor and always reminded John that he "kicked off" Dave's successful campaign. John loved his extended family. He had nine sisters and a brother. All but one (Flora Cordova) has passed away. Helen also had a large family - eight brothers and four sisters - two members of her family are still living (Josephine Lopez Marquez and Bobby Lopez). He had eighty-one nieces and nephews and had special memories of each and every one. He had a special Thursday telephone date with his niece Rosie Ruiz and his niece Rita Baca had red chile and menudo delivered to him by Mrs. Keller from Pueblo. John's special joy and the one thing that death would cause him to miss, is seeing his great grandchildren grow up. They were the joy of his life and he reveled in their energy, intelligence and beauty. Throughout the years, the good doctors and staff at Lovelace on Gibson have cared for the Cordova family. Dr. Randy Lovelace treated John Sr. and John Jr. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Charles Benton, Dr. Wesselman and the nurses and staff on the third and fourth floor at Lovelace. The kind and considerate care of Vista Care Hospice is deeply appreciated as is the long-term care provided to John by Barbara Perea. He died as he wished, in his own home and in his green recliner. His two children, John Jr. and Vera Little, were at his side along with his daughter-in-law, Carolyn Mountain. Vera lovingly consoled her father in his final days. He is survived by his children, John Cordova, Jr. and Carolyn Mountain of Albuquerque and Vera and Robert Little of Torrance, CA; his grandchildren, Sharon and Jeff Buckwell of Huntington Beach, CA, Deborah and Chris Berry of Phoenix, AZ, Katherine Cordova and Andrew Dalton of Gloucester, MA; and Rosemary Cordova and Francisco Rivero of Berkeley and Middletown, CA; and six great-grandchildren, Grace Buckwell, Lauren and Carsten Berry, John and Isabel Dalton, and Lazaro Cordova-Rivero. His sister, Flora; sisters-in-law, Josephine Marquez and Rose Lopez; and brother-in-law, Bobby Lopez; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends, also survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvira Chacon Cordova and Candido Cordova; his wife, Helen Lopez Cordova; and his eight siblings. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 9:00 a.m., at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona SE. Pallbearers for the Funeral are family members. They include Andrew Dalton, Jeff Buckwell, Chris Berry, Carlos "Cookie" Sisneros, Charles Davis, Rudy A. Lopez, Ben Gettler, Bob Little, Rudy P. Lopez, Leo Romero, and Rick Lopez. Ennichement of cremated remains will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. John requested that Mariachi Tenampa provide entertainment at his celebration of life. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333

Cordova, Jose
Jose Felix Cordova - Huerfano World - January 5, 1995 - Jose Felix Cordova, 72, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 3, 1995 in Huerfano Medical Center after a lengthy illness, Born in Badito Jan. 9, 1922, to Joseph Abel and Clara Martinez Cordova; he lived most of his life in the Huerfano area. He served in the CC Camps and the US Navy during WW II. He married Theresa Manzanares Baros June 8, 1986. Mr. Cordova was a member of St. Mary Church and VFW Post #2643. Survivors include his wife, Theresa, Walsenburg; his mother, Clarita Cordova, Walsenburg; three daughters, Barbara Ward, Colorado Springs, Janice Rodarte, Taos, NM, and Renee Figueroa, Pueblo; a sister, Mary Sandoval, Walsenburg; six step-children, two half-brothers, 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday and funeral mass at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary Church. Graveside service with VFW Post #2643 officiating will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Cordova, Joseph Thomas
Joseph (Thomas) Cordova - Huerfano World - June 23, 2005 - Joseph (Thomas) Cordova, 64, born Jan. 20, 1941 to Cruz and Ruth Cordova. His spirit returned to God on June 21, 2005, after a two year bravely fought battle with lung cancer. All who knew and loved him say goodbye to a son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend. Tom chose to be cremated and have his ashes privately buried near his place of birth in Trinidad, CO. He wants his family and friends to remember the good times shared. Tom strongly believed in God's promise... In the Bible we read: "I heard a loud voice from the throne say: 'Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will be mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.'" Revelations 21:3-4. Thank you to all that supported the family.

Cordova, Juan B.
Juan B. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1987 - Juan B. Cordova, of Pueblo, March 10, 1987. Husband of Ercilia Cordova; father of Modesto (Bonnie) Cordova, Oresimo (Irene) Cordova, and Rosemary (Edward) Ibanez, all of Denver; Abencio (Jeanette) Cordova, Walsen-burg, Richard (Jamie) Cordova and Donald (Marlene) Cordova, both of Pueblo; brother of Alex (Stella) Cordova, Denver. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Cordova will lie in state at the George McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo until 10 a.m. Friday. Services, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Rosary recitation, 5:30 p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Cordova, Juan Benito
Juan Benito Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2001 - Age 61, went to be with the Lord Aug. 22, 2001, after a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his mother, Casimira; and two brothers, Leroy and Albert Cordova. Survived by his loving wife, Irene, of 37 years; children, Leroy Cordova, Lorraine Cordova (Prometeo), Norman (Jessica) Cordova, Corine (Freddie) Gallegos; grandchildren, Jaylene, Maree, Dakota, Shylynn, Christina, Katherine, Freddie, Juanita, Ramon, Gabriel, Jerry, Raina, Aaron. Also survived by father, Jose D. Cordova; brother, Mauricio (Lorraine) Cordova; sisters, Flora Gallegos, Clara (Carmel) DeHerrera, Frances (Arthur) Alires, Margaret (Jimmy) Garcia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friend, Milton Duran. He enjoyed time spent with his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing music. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. this evening at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cordova, L. Barron
L. Barron Cordova - Huerfano World - April 17, 2003 - L. Barron Cordova, age 86, the elder of the extended Cordova family, passed away April 8, 2003 in Walsenburg. He was born in Walsenburg on Oct. 17, 1916 to Anna Maria Barron and Jose Benito Cordova. He proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. On Jan. 5, 1938, Barron was united in marriage to Cora J. Carmona. Barron was employed by the City of Trinidad for 28 years as a fireman, retiring as Fire Chief, serving in that capacity for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. He tied his own flies and he displayed great finesse of grace and motion when he fished. He enjoyed giving advice on the sport. Barron was known as "the walking file cabinet" by his family and friends as he could recall history and facts of people, places and events at any given time. He was active in the political area for his involvement with the Las Animas County Democratic Party. Barron was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Parish. Preceding him in death are parents, Anna Maria and Jose Benito Cordova; beloved wife, Cora; two infant brothers; and brother, Hector Cordova. Survivors are daughters, Gloria Cordova (Dan Winske), Los Alamos, NM, Teresa (Richard) Bell, Cokedale; grandchildren, Richard Williams, Denver, Danny Vigil, Thornton, Jesse Snay, Thornton; sister, Virginia Zehna, Aurora; numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends and other relatives. Visitation was Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary was recited Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 7 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral was Monday, April 14, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Funeral mass celebrated by Fr. Tom Melancom. Interment with Rite of Committal followed at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the Ft. Carson Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers were Barron's many dear and trusted friends and the staff and residents of Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home. Active pallbearers were Stanley Cordova, Ed Cordova, George Torres, Ben Chavez, Jason Florance and Reuben Espinosa. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, 23500 Highway 160, Walsenburg, 81089, or Trinidad Catholic Schools. Arrangements made under the direction of Comi Funeral Home.

Cordova, Leandro
Leandro Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 2002 - Leandro Cordova, 86, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 22, 2002. He was a retired civil service worker at Pueblo Depot Activity. He is survived by his wife, Grace Cordova; two sons, John (Sandra) Cordova, and Jerry Cordova, both of Pueblo; three daughters, Rose (Elifonso) Nava of Pueblo, Mary Lou (John) Romero of Colorado Springs, and Jeanine Cordova of Pueblo; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends and family will be received on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during visitation at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cordova, Leandro
Leandro "Andy" Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1987 - Leandro "Andy" Cordova, 79, late of Box 48826, Highway 96 East, North Avondale, passed away Feb. 13, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Mary Emma, and son, Raymond, of the family home; children, Lucy (Ramon) Pina, Pueblo, Patrick (Helen) Cordova, Pueblo, Victorio (Mary) Cordova, Denver, Irene (John) Maes, Pueblo, Mary Bernice (Jim) Padilla, Pueblo, John (Dianna) Cordova, California; Daniel Cordova, Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, one sister, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and, four sisters. Born Feb. 2, 1908, in Fort Collins. Veteran of U.S. Navy, WW II. Retired from PDA after 30 years of service. He enjoyed gardening, tending his flowers, camping and fishing. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, with the Rev. Maurice Gallagher officiating. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16. Both services at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens., Military graveside rites by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team of the GI Forum. The body will lie in state 2 until 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may call at the family home.

Cordova, Lewis Robert
Lewis Robert Cordova - South Idaho Press - August 9, 2006 - Burley, Idaho - Lewis Robert Cordova, 59- year-old Burley resident, died Aug. 3, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 9, 1946, in Avondale, Colo., the son of Maxmillano and Taisy Tafoya Cordova. He was a construction worker and spent most of his life in Wyoming, and in Burley the last seven years. He was a veteran of Vietnam. He is survived by his children, Betty, Philip, Louis, Eloy, Erica, Trini, and Roman; 15 grandchildren, Alicia, Anthony, Angel, Dallas, Bryce, Asacia, Vanessa, Isaiah, Gabriel, Tacce, Adraina, Jamaica, Manuel, Damian, and one on the way. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2006, at The Little Flower Catholic Church. A rosary will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery with military graveside rites.

Cordova, Louis
Louis Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2001 - Louis Cordova, 79, or Pueblo, went to be with the Lord June 24, 2001. He was born Feb. 14, 1922 in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Esther Cordova; brother, Clovis; sisters, Patricia, Neyola and Priscilla; infant children, Janet and Anthony; parents-in-law, Joe and Augustina Herrera; brother-in-law, Bennie Herrera; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Alarid and Sylvia Gomez. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 59 years, Rose; sons, Louis L. (Noreen), Robert (Mela)grandchildren, Denise, Michelle, Darlene, Robyn, Jeff and Bryan; seven great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Stella Martinez and Agnes Roybal; brother-in-law, Max Alarid; brothers Chris (Diane) Cordova, Paul (Kitty) Cordova; sisters, Frances Proctor, Louise (Frank) Marver. Also numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Rosary at Holy Family, 6:00p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass 10:00a.m. Thursday. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. At his request, no viewing.

Cordova, Lucas F.
Lucas F. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2001 - Born in San Acacio, Colo., a lifetime resident of Pueblo, Colo., departed his life on Aug. 21, 2001. Survivors include his loving wife of the family home, Elvira; and loving children, Tillie Baca, Veronica (Dave) Leyva, Gene (Josie) Cordova, Mike Cordova, Yvonne (Jim) Abeyta, Edward (Rose) Cordova, Sherry (Ken) Vigil; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed. Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Brother Ben Martinez. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cordova, Manuel I.
Manuel “Pa” I. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2002 - Manuel “Pa” I. Cordova, 76, of Pueblo, passed away July 30, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Agnes Cordova; brothers, Louie, Pat and Abe Cordova; and sister, Nora Espinoza. Survived by his loving wife, Rosalie Cordova of 36 years; sons, Mario (Sandy) and Vince (Renee) Cordova; daughter, Rita (Raymond Herrera) Cordova; sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Garcia, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Rivera and Clara Brown; grandchildren, Andrea, Son, Kimberly and Mia; also survived by several nieces and nephews and special aunt, Rebecca. Manuel enjoyed being with family, playing his guitar and helping others when in need. He was a well-known Mariachi player and known for his green chili. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Leanders Church with Celebrant the Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following the rosary and burial. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cordova, Margaret
Margaret Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 1984 - Margaret Cordova of Walsenburg, May 10, 1984, Porter Hospital. Wife of Abe Cordova, Walsenburg; mother of Ross (Rita) Cordova, Tom (Kathy) Cordova, Mike Cordova, Rose (Edward) Duran, all of Walsenburg, and Patricia (Jim) Thomas, Pueblo; sister of Della (Lee) Aranda, Lelo Vigil, Modesto Vigil, Fred (Connie) Vigil, all of Pueblo, Mary (Bernie) Baer, Springfield, Ore. Ginny Vigil, Walsenburg, Edmund (Nan) Vigil, Denver, and Frank (Dede) Aranda, Trinidad; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Wake service, 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - May 7, 1998 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Margaret Cordova, March 17, 1929 - May 10, 1984. - Verse - Sadly missed by, Husband, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters.

Cordova, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2003 - Mary Ann Cordova, 56, of Pueblo, passed away May 20, 2003. Born May 19, 1947, in Monte Vista, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Ursulita and Abel Cordova; one sister, Mary Cordova; one brother, Henry Martinez. Survived by son, John Cordova; brothers, Steve (Rita) Cordova, Pueblo, Raymond Martinez, Alamosa; sister, Susie (Joe) Arellano-Vialpando, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Ann enjoyed crossword puzzles and soap operas. She also loved the time she spent with her family. No viewing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after memorial service.

Cordova, Mary E.
Mary E. Cordova – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 2006 - Mary E. Cordova, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alberto and Lucy Cordova; and granddaughters, Tina DeIsla and Destiny Angel Salazar. She is survived by her children, Sharon Adame, Ramona Salazar, Jennifer Byrd and Dennis (Laura) DeIsla; siblings, Tommy (Bertha) Cordova, Fermin (Marie) Cordova, Ida Cordova, Marie (Nelson) Torres and Shirley (Richard) Guerrero; grandchildren, Angelica and Raymond Cordova, Ramon Angel, Anissa and Jared T. Byrd, Jolene Granillo, Natalie Pineda, Thresea and Dennis DeIsla Jr.; special friend, Paul Suazo; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mary enjoyed gardening and caring for her grandchildren. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following both services. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to the American Cancer Society.

Cordova, Mary Emma
Mary Emma Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2005 - Mary Emma Cordova, 88, passed away Dec. 26, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leandro "Andy" Cordova; her parents, Patricio and Eva Armenta; brothers, Richard and Jim Armenta; sisters, Annie Marine and Isabel Cordova; grandchildren, Leon Cordova, Gabriel Cordova, Andrew Maes, Julie Padilla. She is survived by her children, Lucy (Ramon) Pina, Patrick (Helen) Cordova, Victorio (Mary) Cordova, Irene (John) Maes, Bernice Cordova, John (Dianna) Cordova, Raymond (Vickie) Cordova and Daniel (Anita Guerra) Cordova, all of Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Gonzales of Pueblo and Caroline (Leo) Sandoval of Phoenix; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Mary was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Avondale, and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m., today, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. tonight, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005; both at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Avondale. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff and friends at University Park Care Center.

Cordova, Narciso
Narciso "John" Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1997 - Narciso "John" Cordova, 67, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 6, 1997, in La Junta. Survived by his wife, Priscilla. Vigil, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1997. , 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at St. Peter Catholic Church.

Cordova, Natividad
Natividad "Tillie" Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Natividad "Tillie" Cordova. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Leander Church. Internment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cordova, Nora Hawks
Nora Hawks Cordova - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - June 12, 2002 - Nora Hawks Cordova, 92, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002 at Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born on April 21, 1910 in Jansen, Colorado, the granddaughter of early settler Miguel Pacheco. Her mother was Rumalda (Pacheco) Pond. Her adoptive parents were Lee and Sally Pacheco Hawks. She married Paul J. Cordova Sr. on October 15, 1927 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad and remained a member of that parish until her death. She was married for 58 years until the death of her husband on October 17, 1985. Nora was a loving wife and dedicated mother whose great enjoyment in life was following the activities, careers and accomplishments of her children and extended family. Among the personal activities she enjoyed were volunteering at the Senior Citizens Center and her club memberships to the La Bonita Social Club, a 50-year member, and the Seven Stitches Club. She fondly remembered her early years as a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, her adoptive parents, her husband Paul, her son Edward, brother James and great granddaughter, Megan Nemer. She is survived by her sons Paul J. (Roberta) Cordova Jr., Trinidad, Robert L. (JoAnn) Cordova, Mandan, N. D., and Richard J. (Yvonne) Cordova, Trinidad; daughters Martha Belle (Joseph) Escobedo, Trinidad and Cheyenne, Wyo., Eleanor R. Cordova (Dr. J. David) O'Dea, Dunedin, Fla., and Dr. Theresa L. (Miguel Acosta) Cordova, Albuquerque, N.M.; sister Gertrude Gonzales, Trinidad, 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12, 2002 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. The Rosary will be Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 9 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home followed by Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church with Father Robert Hagan S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are her many friends and relatives. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinidad Catholic Schools. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home

Cordova, Pauline
Pauline Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2003 - Pauline Cordova, 85, entered into rest on July 24, 2003, in Walsenburg. She was a native and lifelong resident of Walsenburg. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and sewing. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred "Shorty" Cordova; brothers, Mike and George Romero; sister, Angelina Dasis; and companion, Aurelio Martinez. She is survived by her son, John (Cookie) Cordova of Longmont, Colo.; grandchildren, Tara (Ben) Cordova-Trujillo, John F.E. and Brianna Cordova; nieces, Irene (Tyrrell) Dasis, Cathy Fletcher and Anita Padilla; nephew, Chris Dasis and various other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, at St. Mary's Catholic church, followed by a Rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Cordova, Peter Anthony
Peter Anthony Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Peter Anthony Cordova, 50, native of Pueblo Colo., and graduate of Central High School in 1971, was called home by his father on Feb. 7, in Denver, Colo., where he was an advocate for the rights of the disabled, leaving behind his mother, Daisy Flores; daughter, Antoinette (Eddie) Roybal; son, Anthony Cordova; sisters, Mary (Steve) Martinez, Becky (David) Lucero, Mary (Conrad) Watson, Dola Shine, Myra Fisher; brothers, Mose Cordova, Kenneth Cordova, Ronald Albo, Ted Mariano, Danny Mariano, Tony (Shirley) Cordova, Billy (Bonnie) Cordova, Frank (Valerie) Cordova, Bob (Stephanie) Cordova; grandchildren, Nevada and Bianca Roybal; also numerous nieces and nephews; personal care providers, Ms. Willa, Lorene and Diedra. Preceded in death by his father, Tony D. Cordova; and brother, Donald Lee Cordova. Services to be conducted by Romero Family Funeral Home. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005; all at Romero Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atlantis Community Inc., 201 S. Cherokee St. Denver, CO., or Able Disabled, in Augusta, Ga. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Cordova, Presentacion J.
Presentacion J. Cordova - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 21, 1990 - Presentacion J. Cordova, 87, of Colorado Springs, a former Pueblo resident, died Tuesday. A vigil service will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 2701 E. 12th St., Pueblo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. Rivera Funeral Home, 125 E. 7th St., Pueblo, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Cordova's wife, Della, died in 1965. He is survived by three sons, Ralph of Pueblo and Virgil and Joe, both of Colorado Springs; three daughters, Mary Rivera, Maryann McMahon and Mary Alice Romero, all of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Mary Manzanares and Dora Arellano; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Cordova's son, Ben, died in 1980 and his granddaughter, Debbie Martinez, died in 1961.

Cordova, Ralph
Ralph Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1999 - Ralph Cordova, passed away June 10, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Survived by his wife, Stella Cordova- children, Joseph H. "Henry" (Josie) Cordova, Denver, and Joann (Ron Duran) Maldonado, Pueblo- granddaughters, Valerie A. Maldonado, Pueblo, and Josette Cordova, Denver. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Cameron Montoya, brother, Arthur Cordova, Clearfield, Utah, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mr. Cordova retired from the wire mill at CF&I. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn.

Cordova, Richard Frank
Richard Frank Cordova - World Independent – October 18, 1944 - Richard Frank Cordova, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leandro Cordova, died at the family home, 360 Colorado Avenue, this afternoon. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Edward, Delfin, and Leroy, and by one sister, Annabelle. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Cordova, Rita M.
Rita M. Cordova and Baby Manuel Cordova-Herrera – Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 2006 - Rita M. Cordova and Baby Manuel Cordova- Herrera Rita M. Cordova and Baby Manuel Cordova-Herrera, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly. Rita was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Cordova. She is survived by her fiancι, Raymond Herrera; son, Manuel Louis Lee Adam Cordova-Herrera (deceased); mother, Rosalie Cordova; grandma, Maria Loya; brothers, Mario (Sandy Pedraza) Cordova and Vincent (Renee) Cordova; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Baby Manuel was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Cordova; and grandfathers, Edward Herrera and Manuel Cordova. He is survived by his father, Raymond Herrera; grandmothers, Maria Loya and Rosalie Cordova; and sister, Raylene Pacheco. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, with prayer service to follow at 6 p.m., and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services.

Cordova, Robert E.
Robert E. "Boy" Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2000 - Robert E. "Boy" Cordova, 48, departed this life May 17, 2000, at Minnequa Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, "The Hawk" was born April 14, 1952. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps., was a cement finisher by trade, enjoyed free lance charcoal drawing and socializing with family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Lucy Vigil Cordova; a brother, Gibbo Cordova; and a sister, Juanita Hernandez. Survived by two sisters, Betty (Ted) Trujillo, Marie Zimmerman; a son, B.J. Cordova; a brother, Nobert "Shorty" (Betty) Duarte; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. At Mr. Cordova's request, no services. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at 1114 Topaz Place.

Cordova, Rose E.
Rose E. Cordova - Huerfano World - April 27, 1989 - Rose E. Cordova, 62, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Apr. 18, 1989, at her home in Denver. Ms. Cordova had been ill with asthma for some time. Born May 29, 1926 in Walsenburg to Joseph Abel and Clarita Martinez Cordova, she lived in Walsenburg and attended school through the eleventh grade. She moved to Denver in 1943 and worked at the University of Colorado Medical Center for 19 years at which time she retired. Ms. Cordova was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Post 2643, Coronado Club and the Latino Americano Club. She is survived by her mother, Clarita Cordova, two brothers, Felix Cordova, Walsenburg and Meliton (Tony) Cordova, Alexandria, LA; two sisters, Mary Sandoval, Walsenburg and Sally Garcia, Denver; two half-brothers, Conrad Cordova, Walsenburg and Urban Cordova, San Diego, CA; a half-sister, Ophelia Valdez, Tucson, AZ; two nieces, Janis Marie Rodarte, Taos, NM and Barbara Ward, Colorado Springs. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church. Rosary was Friday at 8 p.m. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Cordova, Rose E.
Rose E. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2004 - Rose E. Cordova, 81, of Pueblo, went to be with her Lord and her beloved husband of 59 years, Louis on Feb. 4, 2004. They are together again. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Louis (Noreen), Bob (Mela); grandchildren, Denise, Michelle, Darlene, Robyn, Jeff, Bryan; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Stella Martinez, Agnes Roybal; brother-in-law, Max Alarid; aunts, Patsy Talmadge, Virginia Martinez; uncle, Manuel Manzanares; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis in 2001; children, Anthony and Janet; parents, Joe J. and Augustina Herrera; brother, Bennie Herrera; and sisters, Evelyn Alarid and Sylvia Gomez. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cordova, Rudolfo J.
Rudolfo J. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2004 - Rudolfo J. Cordova, 61, of Pueblo passed away June 5, 2004. Born June 9, 1942, in Center, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Patricio and Elena Cordova. Survived by son, William (Ruth) Cordova; grandchild, Christopher Cordova; companion, Marylou Gallegos; brothers, Joe Medina and Robert Cordova; sisters, Mary Ellen Olonia, Virginia Martinez, Dora Leveck, Emily Peralta, Mary Marquez, Louisa Cordova, Inez DeHerrera; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Rudolfo was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He also had 30 dedicated years to the Fountain Foundry. Visitation, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at St. Joseph Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall after both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cordova, Stella M.
Stella M. Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2003 - Stella M. Cordova, departed this life Dec. 31, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband, Ralph J. Cordova; and son, Robert A. Cordova. Survived by daughter, Joann K. (Ron) Duran, Pueblo, Colo.; son, Joseph Henry (Josie) Cordova, Denver, Colo.; granddaughters, Valerie A. (Leroy) Montoya, Josette M. Cordova; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Cameron Montoya; sisters, Fedelia (Ernest) Fernandez, Sally Martinez; and brother, Blas (Tommie) Bernal. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family at the funeral home following the services.

Cordova, Tobias Steven
Tobias Steven "Toby" Cordova - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 18, 1995 - Tobias Steven "Toby" Cordova, 32, an area resident, died Jan. 13, 1995, at a Colorado Springs hospital. The funeral will be held at noon today at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Avondale. Angelus Chapel Mortuaries, Pueblo, is handling arrangements. Mr. Cordova was born July 15, 1962, in Elkhart, Kan., to Maxmilliano "Max" E. Cordova and Teresina "Taisy" S. Tafoya, who are deceased. He is survived by a son, Frankie Lee of Liberal, Kan.; two daughters, La Quita of Dodge City, Kan., and Elizabeth Jo of Liberal; four brothers, Johnny of Stinnett, Texas, Max Jr. of Lake Tahoe, Calif., Lewis of Evanston, Wyo., and David of Avondale; five sisters, Josie Martinez of Avondale, Rosalie Mochado of Dumas, Texas, Clorinda Pando of Lake Tahoe, and Florinda Pando and Beatrice Martinez, both of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jo and Mary Ann. Mr. Cordova lived in Liberal before moving to Colorado. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tobias Cordova Memorial Fund, Sacred Heart Church, 240 E. U.S. Highway 50, Avondale 81022.

Cordova, Tomasita
Tomasita Cordova - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 18, 1995 - Tomasita Cordova, 55, of Colorado Springs, died Feb. 14, 1995, at a local hospital. The funeral was held Friday in Pueblo. Burial was at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. Mrs. Cordova was born April 1, 1939, in Pueblo to Tomas Sandoval and Sara Montano. She was married June 19, 1965, to Jose Cordova, who survives. She also is survived by six brothers, Alfonso Sandoval, Filemon Sandoval, Abrian Sandoval, Cayetano Sandoval, John Sandoval and Louis Sandoval; and two sisters, Caroline Quintana and Josephine Moreno. Mrs. Cordova was an area resident and previously lived in Pueblo. She was a member of the Women of the Moose No. 994 and the St. Leander Church in Pueblo.

Cordova, Trinidad
Trinidad Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1986 - Trinidad Cordova, 76, affectionately known to his family and friends as "Trini," died Aug. 24, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A resident of Springer, N.M., for the last 10 years and formerly of Pueblo. Survived by daughter, Carmen (Casey) Espinoza of Springer. A brother of Helen Clark, Lucy Estrada, and Jennie Cordova, all of Pueblo, and Raymond Cordova of Springer. Several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Arrangements pending. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2115 W. 16th St.

Cordova, Trinnie
Trinnie Cordova - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2003 - Trinnie Cordova, 60, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 21, 2003. Born Nov. 24, 1942, in Green River, Wyo. Preceded in death by her mother, Irene Vigil; brother, Bonefacio Vigil Jr.; sister, Theresa Leyba; sister-in-law, Sylvia Vigil. Survived by her husband, Alberto Cordova; sons, Anthony (Becky) Cordova, Gabriel (Sharon) Cordova; daughters, Irene Cordova, Rochelle (Mike) Espinoza; father, Bonefacio Vigil; brothers, Benito (Virginia) Vigil, David (Judy) Vigil, Praxie (MaryAnn) Vigil, Tom (Denise) Vigil, Adolph (Diana) Vigil, Charlie (Sandra) Vigil, Danny (Patty Jo) Vigil; sisters, Celia (Art) Vigil, Isabel (Don) Villegas, Katie (Darrell) Contreras, Juanita (Rick) Gonzales, Carmen (Rick) Avalos; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Abundant Life. Officiant, Pastor Roger Lucero. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 600 Hewitt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Cordova, Urban
Urban Cordova - Huerfano World – August 10, 2006 – Urban “Joe” Cordova passed away July 16, 2006 at age 91. A long time resident of San Diego, he was born in Walsenburg. He retired from Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical where his proud work on Apollo 11 has left his fingerprints on the moon. He is survived by his sister Mary Sandoval and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held in San Diego at a later date. Friends and family will be notified. He is missed by all. Bless his kind, sweet soul.

Cordova, Wm. J. Sr.
Wm. J. Cordova Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 1986 - Wm. J. Cordova Sr., 54, of 3728 Oakdale Ave., Louisville, Ky., 40214, expired unexpectedly Jan. 23, 1986. He grew up in the Canon City area and was sent by the National Guard to Louisville, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Wm. Jr. and Anthony; three daughters, Nora Sauer, Brenda Clark, and Lisa Withrow; and seven grandchildren. Mother, Elena Cordova, and sisters, Dolores Crill of Pueblo; Virginia Oborn, Bountiful, Utah; Genevieve Logan, Havelock, Iowa; and brother, Horace, of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Filbert; brother, Raymond; and sister, Eleanor Cordova.

Cordova-Herrera, Manuel
Rita M. Cordova and Baby Manuel Cordova-Herrera – Pueblo Chieftain – August 29, 2006 - Rita M. Cordova and Baby Manuel Cordova- Herrera Rita M. Cordova and Baby Manuel Cordova-Herrera, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly. Rita was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Cordova. She is survived by her fiancι, Raymond Herrera; son, Manuel Louis Lee Adam Cordova-Herrera (deceased); mother, Rosalie Cordova; grandma, Maria Loya; brothers, Mario (Sandy Pedraza) Cordova and Vincent (Renee) Cordova; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Baby Manuel was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Cordova; and grandfathers, Edward Herrera and Manuel Cordova. He is survived by his father, Raymond Herrera; grandmothers, Maria Loya and Rosalie Cordova; and sister, Raylene Pacheco. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, with prayer service to follow at 6 p.m., and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services.

Cordsen, William J.
William J. Cordsen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2001 - William J. Cordsen, 98, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 19, 2001. Mr. Cordsen retired from CF&I after 27 years of service. His wife, Beulah and sons, William and Lloyd precede him in death. He is survived by 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and daughters-in-law, Carolyn and Maxine. Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2001; both to be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Waudell Maple officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team performing military honors.

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