The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Cortese, Alma M.
Alma M. Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2006 - Alma M. Cortese, 79, born June 22, 1926, passed away Feb. 15, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Saverio "Chub" Cortese; brother, John Hannah; and sister, Virginia Kester. Survived by her children, Sandra (Dr. John) Rea, and David G. (Billie Jean) Cortese; grandchildren, Jonna (Paul) Gruenes, John Rea II, Christopher Rea, Cassandra Cortese and Aaron Cortese; and great- grandchildren, Jessica and Kayla Mae Gruenes. Also survived by her sister, Sylvia Brown; brother-in-law, Ken Kester; other brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and several special friends. Alma was a member of St. Pius X Church parish. She was extremely devoted to her family and loved bowling, playing poker and watching the Broncos. Alma was president of Cortese Sheet Metal which she and her husband founded in 1962. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dreamweavers or to a charity of your choice in Alma's memory.

Cortese, Charles
Charles "Chach" Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2004 - Charles "Chach" Cortese, 93, passed away Dec. 13, 2004. Survived by his daughter, Joanne McKlem; daughter-in-law, Judith Baxter Cortese; grandchildren, Jennifer (Gary) Hallam, Elisabeth Cortese, Ken McKlem, Samantha (Keith) Klain, John Moruzzi; also survived by his great-grandson, Charlie Hallam; sisters, Clara Giarratano and Mary Ricco; sisters-in-law, Lena Cortese, Josephine Cortese and Rose Cortese; brother-in-law, Nick Todero; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his wife, Frances Sichile Cortese; son, Charles F. Cortese; parents, Vincenzo and Giovanna Cortese; sisters, Marianna Ricco and Pauline Salimeno; and brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Sam and Joe Cortese. Charles worked at the CF&I Steel Corp. from 1926 until his retirement in 1975 as foreman of the Rail Finishing Mill. He was a devoted husband and father and was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandson. Charles enjoyed woodworking, and making unique gifts for family and friends. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Charles' memory in care of the funeral home office.

Cortese, Grace Lucrezia
Grace Lucrezia Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Grace Lucrezia Cortese, age 91, passed away Feb. 24, 1986. Wife of Joseph Guiseppe Cortese, who passed away July 17, 1982, and mother of Lucy (Enrico) Sforza, Jennie Soldano, Tony (Lois) Cortese, Saverio Chub (Alma) Cortese, Rose Passanante, Sam J. (Josephine) Cortese and Josephine (Robert) Kennedy, all of Pueblo, and Jasper (Helen) Cortese of Salida. Survived also by 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by four sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Cortese was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption parish and also was a member of the Princess Yolanda Lodge. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday and rosary recitation, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family will greet friends at the church following the Mass and they may be contacted at 1422 Lane 20. Also, they respectfully request the omission of food and flowers.

Cortese, Jennie
Jennie Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2003 - Jennie Cortese, 84, passed away Feb. 21, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Sylvester Maurello; and sister, Annette Marino. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Tony; sons, Don (Dawn), Ron (Connie); special niece, Debbie Solano; grandchildren, Darren Cortese, Sherril (Dennis) Hayes and Michael Cortese; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Ganas and Sarah Pina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jennie enjoyed working with her flowers in the yard and having her family over for Sunday dinners. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Special thanks to Belmont Lodge and their staff, and Dr. Michael Wood. The family may be contacted at 38 Caledonia.

Cortese, Joe
Joe Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2002 - Joe Cortese, age 82, born April 13, 1920, passed away June 16, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rose Cortese; and sons, Joseph Cortese and Jerry Cortese and wife Karen. Grandfather of Brian Joseph Cortese. Also survived by brother, Charles Cortese; sisters, Clara Giarratano and Mary Ricco; and sisters-in-law, Josephine and Lena Cortese; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Joe and Rose were the owners/operators of Gagliano's Grocery, a longstanding Pueblo landmark for Italian specialties. The store is still in the family, operated by Tony and Josephine Gagliano. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II in Europe. Viewing, Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cortese, Joseph
Joseph Cortese – Los Angeles Times – September 7, 2003 – Joseph Cortese, 79, born Dec. 6, 1923, Pueblo, CO, passed away Sept. 4, 2003, Los Angeles, CA. Joe was a WW II Veteran who served his country in the South Pacific, then practiced as a CPA for over 40 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna. Survived by his sisters, Vita Cortese and Sylvia Barham; sons, Tony Cortese and Joey Cortese; daughters, Cathy Salvati and Suzy Garrett, and five grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Rose Hills Mortuary on Wed. Sept. 10, 2003, at 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Gate #1. Services will be held at Rose Hills Mortuary, Memorial Chapel, Thurs. Sept. 11, 2003, at 1 p.m., Gate #1. Interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Childhelp USA, 15757 N 78th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

Cortese, Mike
Mike Cortese – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Mike Cortese is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Mike Cortese: Italian, age 31, married with three children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Cortese, Rose
Rose Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2005 - Rose Cortese, 83, born July 15, 1921, passed away May 22, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Cortese; parents, Joe and Carmella Gagliano; and infant sister, Frances. Survived by her sons, Joseph Cortese and Jerry Cortese and his wife, Karen; and grandson, Brian Cortese. Rose, along with her husband Joe, were the owners of Gagliano's Grocery, a long-standing Bessemer and Pueblo landmark known for their Italian specialties. The store is still in the family after more than 82 years and is now being operated by Tony and Josephine Gagliano. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cortese, Sam
Sam Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2003 - Sam Cortese, 90, born Sept. 9, 1912, passed away March 6, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, in 1978; parents, Antonio and Antonia Cortese; brothers, Shavey, Charlie, Joe and Syl Cortese; sisters, Jennie Bonfiglio, and Josephine Shumbat. Survived by son, Sam A. (Beverly) Cortese; grandchildren, Samuel Thomas "S.T." Cortese, and Casey Cortese; special nephew, Tony (Liz) Cortese; special friend, Jada Willard; sister-in-law, Mary Cortese; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sam graduated from Lakeside-Vineland High School in 1933. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Sam was a well-respected car salesman in Pueblo for 25 years and a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 F.O.E. Sam was an affectionate, loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather who had a passion for dancing and for life. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers donations can be made to the American Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

Cortese, Tony
Tony "Bull" Cortese - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2005 - Tony "Bull" Cortese, 93, born Nov. 2, 1911, passed away May 17, 2005. Preceded in death by his wife, Jennie; two sisters and one brother. Survived by his sons, Don (Dawn) Cortese and Ron (Connie) Cortese; and grandchildren, Darren Cortese, Sherril (Dennis) Hayes, and Michael Cortese; also survived by six great-grandchildren; special niece, Debbie Solano; sister, Mary DeSalvo; brother, Joseph (Velma) Cortese; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tony retired from the CF&I Rod Mill. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and the CF&I Retired Men's Club. The family would like to thank the staff of University Park Care Center, especially Bertha, for their wonderful care. The family will receive friends for visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cortesi, Nela
Mrs. Nela Cortesi – Chronicle News Trinidad - April 2, 1917 – Mrs. Nela Cortesi, 70 years of age, died at her residence, 1201 Garfield Avenue, Sunday morning at 8:10. Funeral will take place at 3:30 this afternoon from the Catholic Church and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Cortez, Anthony
Anthony Cortez - Huerfano World - April 17, 2003 - Anthony Cortez, 87, of Maes Creek, died Monday, April 7, 2003. Mr. Cortez was born on Nov. 29, 1914 in Maes Creek to Estanislado and Clarita Martinez Cortez. He was an Army veterans of WWII and be was very proud to be the first Spanish American payroll clerk, Mr. Cortez spent many years in South America and Japan while serving his country. Mr. Cortez, member of St. Johns Church in Longmont and the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner, is survived by his sister, Margaret M. Vialpando, Gardner; a brother, Johnny Cortez, Longmont; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Sacred Heart Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Friday with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Burial, Valdez Cemetery, Maes Creek.

Cortez, Archie
Archie Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2006 - Archie Cortez, age 78, passed away July 8, 2006. He was born Sept. 20, 1927, in San Luis, Colo. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006, St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan Ave., Pueblo.

Cortez, Clorinda J.
Clorinda J. Cortez - Huerfano World - October 4, 1990 - Clorinda Cortez, 58, died in Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 25, 1990. She had been in University Hospital there after suffering a heart attack. Born Jan. 28, 1932, in Albuquerque, she attended school there and shortly after went to California. She married Richard Cortez Mar. 15, 1952 in Oakland, CA, and she worked for a packing plant there for over 10 years. They came to Gardner in 1982 where they purchased and operated the Blue Spruce Apartments. Her passions in life were her family, bingo and cooking. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Survivors include her husband, Richard, Gardner; children, Priscilla Martinez, San Leandro, CA; Gloria Blanton, San Lorenzo, CA; Debbie Cortez, Gardner; Richard Cortez Jr., San Bernardino, CA; Jose Cortez, San Leandro; Clara Abuan, Ralph Cortez and Kathy Cortez, all of Fremont, CA; nine grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery at Turkey Creek. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cortez, Clovis
Clovis Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1986 - Clovis Cortez of Walsenburg, formerly of Cerro, N.M., Aug. 5, 1986. Husband of Eva E. Cortez, Walsenburg. Father of Thomas L. (Rose) Cortez; Margie Salazar, both of Farmington, N.M.; Olivia Quintana, Albuquerque, N.M.; Frances (Johnny) Velasquez, Farmington, N.M.; Judy (Pedro) Miramontez, Albuquerque, N.M.; Mary Lou (Pete) Montoya, Walsenburg, brother of Cassandra Cortez, Pueblo; Corrina Cortez, Santa Fe, N.M. Survived also by 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, 1 p.m. Friday, Boies Memorial Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Cortez, Concepcion Edward
Reverend Concepcion Edward Cortez - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 19, 2008 - December 8, 1933 - February 15, 2008 Rev. Cortez, 74, of San Antonio, Texas, left this world to be with Jesus on February 15, 2008. He was honorable retired from the Armed Services and Civil Services. Edward was an ordained minister of 25 years, preaching the word of God, saving many souls and firmed foundations of many churches throughout the country. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Esther Cortez, 3 children, Eddie Cortez, Debbie Cortez and Dottie Cortez, and 3 grandchildren, Malachy Cortez, Daylon Cortez and Jacob Barela. There will be 2 services: Services will be held February 19, 2008 at Lighthouse Temple, 111 N. 32nd St. on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. R. G. Dunbar officiating the services. Services will be held in the San Luis Valley, CO at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ with the Rev. Jimmy Padilla and Rev. Fred Romero officiating the services at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 20, 2008. Funeral will be in the San Luis Valley at 11:00 a.m. on February 21, 2008.

Cortez, Consuelo A.
Consuelo A. Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1999 - Consuelo A. Cortez, 95, affectionately know to family and friends as "Moma Chelo," departed this life July 16, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1920, Mrs. Cortez was born Dec. 12, 1903, in Abasola, GTO Mexico. A very devout Catholic, Mrs. Cortez was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Society. For more than 65 years she had a devotion to the Posadas and Nacimentos during the Christmas season. To "Moma Chelo" each grandchild was special and she shared her wisdom and love with each one. Her home was the gathering place during the holidays. She taught them how to cook, bake, knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed going to the mountains for the serenity and beautiful scenery. She also maintained a beautiful flower and vegetable garden. She married Jesus M. Cortez Oct. 14, 1918, in Flagstaff, Ariz. He preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1986, along with her parents, Remedios and Maria Mejeia Arriola, sister, Lucy Jaquez, sisters-in-law, Nieves Rodriguez, and Dolores Acuna, best friend, Micalea L. Diaz, who passed away the same day. Survived by her children, Lucy Rodriguez, Pueblo, Lena (John) Amaro, Pueblo, Peter (Marcellina) Cortez, San Bernardino, Calif., Joe (Rose Marie) Cortez, Colton, Ga., Alice (Leo) Solano, Thornton, Mary (Bennie) Valdez, Colton, Ga., Richard (Betty) Cortez, Pueblo, Jovita (Pete) Villagrana, Phoenix, Ariz., Margaret (Ted) Diaz, Pueblo, Rosie (Ron) Martinez, Pueblo, Joe (Trina) Rios, Arvada, sister-in-law, Mary Guerrero, Pueblo, 59 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. John Waters, S.J. celebrant. Interment beside her beloved husband, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Cortez, Don A.
Don A. Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2003 - Don A. Cortez, 24, of Pueblo, passed away June 30, 2003. Born Jan. 21, 1979, in Pueblo. Survived by parents, Richard and Dawn Cortez; sister, RaeDawn; special niece and goddaughter, Hailee Jade; grandparents, Don and Vickie Maldonado, Marcella Gomez; special friends, Mary Brooks and Carl Maes; uncle and aunts, Walt (Claire) Maldonado, Chonita (Max) Atencio, Barbara (John) Strojny, Frankie (Gary) Anderson, Betty (Abel) Valero, Betsy (Leo) Leal, Henry "Boy" (Netta) Cortez, Andy (Debbie) Cortez, Linda (Alfredo) Ramirez, John (Laura) Gomez, Darren (Katie) Gomez; numerous cousins and friends. Viewing, 3-5 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday at Pueblo Christian Center. Relatives and friends will be received at Pueblo Christian (Activity Center) 2039 Alma, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made in memory of Don A. Cortez at Pueblo Christian Center. Cremation has taken place.

Cortez, Eric David
Eric David Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1987 - Eric David Cortez, 906 E. Third St., departed this life on Aug. 8, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Predeceased by sister, Lisa Cortez, Aug. 30, 1986. He is survived by parents, Mario and Caroline Cortez of the family home; two sisters, Kayla Cortez, Sabrina Cortez; two brothers, Mario Cortez Jr., Roy Cortez; grandparents, Cip and Esther Gonzales, Helen Cortez, all of Pueblo; great-grandparents, Ray Medina, Pueblo, Belle Cruz, Walsenburg; god-parents, Phillip and Dorothy Cortez, Pueblo; other relatives and friends. Mass of the Angels, noon Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Richard Dolan, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family .will receive friends at 722 E. Second Street.

Cortez, Eva Esther
Eva Esther (Gonzales) Cortez - Huerfano World - December 29, 1994 - Eva Esther (Gonzales) Cortez died December 24, 1994. Born May 1907, Mrs. Eva Esther Cortez was the daughter of the late Mr. Pedro Pantaleon and Mrs. Maria Beatrice (Lucero) Gonzales. She was the widow of Clovis Cortez. Mrs. Cortez was a member of Church of Christ of Walsenburg and Good Shepherd Church in Pueblo. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was December 28 with interment in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Cortez, Frank Dean
Frank Dean Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1986 - Frank Dean Cortez, 27, late of Denver , died March 16, 1986. Husband of Wendy Cortez and father of Jennifer and Jonathon Cortez. Son of Steven and Edna Cortez of Pueblo. A brother of Steve Cortez, David Cortez, Tom Cortez and Matt Cortez, all of Denver; Rudy Cortez of Englewood, Joe Albert Cortez and Carol Cortez Sagor, both of Pueblo. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Frank lived in Denver for the past eight years and was formerly of Pueblo and had attended South High School in 1977. Recitation of the rosary, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family at 2131 Lynwood, home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Cortez.

Cortez, Isabel
Isabel Cortez – Pueblo Chieftain – September 27, 2006 - Isabel Cortez, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 24, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Macedonio and Sara Cortez; one brother and two sisters. Survived by her children, Sam (Cathy) Cortez and Steve (Rose Gonzalez) Cortez; brothers, Julian and Louis Cortez; sisters, Lucy Martinez and Ida Abila; granddaughter, Sara Cortez; great-granddaughter, Lydia Cortez; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Per her request, no viewing. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Assumption. Interment to follow at Valdez Cemetery, Gardner. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial.

Cortez, Johnny Floyd
Johnny Floyd Cortez - The Huerfano Journal - April 9, 2009 - Johnny Floyd Cortez, 69, of Longmont CO, formerly of Gardner, CO, entered into rest March 30, 2009. He was born September 22, 1939 in Gardner, CO. Johnny was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, and his mother Cirilia Cortez. He is survived by his sisters: Ersie Medina, of Farisita, CO; Francis Robles, Pueblo, CO; and brother Porfie Valdez of Redwing CO; a stepsister, Anna Garcia; stepbrother, Matt Arguello, and stepdaughters: Robin, Gail and Bracey, all of Longmont, CO. The children of Johnny Cortez are Berniece Cortez of Louisville, CO; Gregory Cortez of Lafayette, CO; Irene Cortez of Parachute, CO; John Cortez of Longmont, CO; Lisa Vessley of Virginal Beach, VA; Donna Arguello of Longmont, CO; and Julian Cortez of Longmont, CO. He had 13 grand-children and 5 great-grandchildren. Johnny enjoyed landscaping with flowers and plants. He also enjoyed music and dancing. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren whom he dearly loved. He was a very giving and helpful person. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please send donations in care of Berniece Cortez, PO Box 270148, Louisville, CO 80027. A funeral service was held Friday April 3, 2009 at the Catholic Church in Gardner, CO. Johnson-Romero Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Cortez, Jose O.
Jose O. Cortez - Huerfano World - September 5, 1991 - Jose (Joe) Cortez, 70, a Huerfano native, died at his home in Brighton after a lengthy illness Sept. 2, 1991. Born Apr. 17, 1921, at Maes Creek he married the former Nora Martinez, May 5, 1939 and shortly thereafter left the county to work further north. He worked in Wyoming and Northern Colorado as a section foreman for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Catholic Church in Brighton. Survivors include his wife, Nora, Brighton; eight children, Theresa Pineda, Pueblo; Katherine Armendariz, Brighton; Alex Cortez, Boulder; Joe Cortez, Louisville; Toby Cortez, Beaver Creek; Calvin Cortez, Brighton; Jerry Cortez, Brighton and Tony Cortez, Longmont; two brothers, Tony Cortez, Longmont and Richard Cortez, San Diego, CA; two sisters, Nita Sanchez, Longmont and Margaret Vialpando, Gardner; 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial will be in Valdez Cemetery on Turkey Creek Road. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cortez, Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1986 - Lisa Marie Cortez, 722 E. Second St., departed this life Saturday, Aug. 30. 1986, at University Hospital, Denver. Survived by parents, Mario and Carolyn Cortez, two brothers, Mario Jr., and Eric; two sisters, Kayla and Sabrina; grandparents, Cip and Esther Gonzales and Helen Cortez, all of Pueblo; great-grandparents, Ray Medina, Denver; Belle Cruz, Walsenburg; godparents, Dale Gonzales and Darlene Cortez, both of Pueblo. Mass of the Angels, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Paul Mendrick celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.

Cortez, Lucy Bobian
Lucy Bobian Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2001 - Lucy Bobian Cortez of Pueblo passed away Feb. 2, 2001. Born June 18, 1927, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by one son, Fred Cortez; her parents, Jake and Sadie Bobian. Also preceded in death by three brothers, Henry, Jake and Nash Bobian; and one sister, Viola Pacheco. Survived by her loving husband, Archie Cortez, of the family home; children, Alberta Pineda, Boulder, Colo., Lucille Pineda, Denver, Colo., Sam (Lynn) Pineda, Denver, Joseph (Anna) Cortez, Pueblo, Lawrence (Tina) Cortez, Pueblo, Harold Cortez, Pueblo, Arthur (Ena) Cortez, Pueblo, Johnny (Christine) Cortez, Pueblo, Sheila (Paul) Moza, Colorado Springs, and Arnold Cortez, Pueblo; 44 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Eusebio Bobian, Walsenburg; sisters, Elaine (Jim) Trujillo, Pueblo, Gloria (Arthur) Garcia, Pueblo, and Ersie Armijo, Walsenburg. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lucy enjoyed going for walks, fishing, rock collecting and the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and family. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Leander Church, officiant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 980 Delta, Blende, and St. Leander Hall after interment.

Cortez, Monico J.
Cpl. Monico Cortez - Walsenburg Independent - May 26, 1944 - Gardner Man Dies in Action - Cpl. Monico Cortez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cortez, of Gardner died in action in Italy according to word received by his parents. Notice sent by the war department stated that the man was killed in action on April 25, but no further details were given. Cpl. Cortez was a member of a tank corps, and had been in the service approximately two years, candlelighting and there will be no sermon. We invite all of our members and friends to come and take part in this candlelighting consecration service.Huerfano World - October 26, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1944: A Silver Star decoration for valor was presented to Estanislado Cortez of Gardner honoring his son Cpl. Monico J. Cortez who was killed in action April 25 on the Anzio beachhead.

Cortez, Nora
Nora Cortez - Huerfano Journal - January 30, 2009 - “Nora” Cortez, Sunrise 7/26/1920 - Sunset 1/21/2009 - Naboracita Maria Martinez, a beautiful baby girl, was born to the union of Jose and Candelaria Martinez. Nora married Jose Cortez on May 5, 1939, a union that lasted 51 years. Their union produced 9 children and raised 4 more. Theresa (Juan)Pineda, Katharine Armendariz, Alex Cortez, Joe (Esther) Cortez, Toby (Sharron) Cortez, Galdino Cortez, Ethel Cortez (deceased), Jerry (Stella) Cortez, and Anthony (Lillian) Cortez. Nora happily raised Mary Sanchez, Justina Sanchez, Emma (Robert)Cardenas and Nicholas Sanchez. Nora is survived by her sister Frances Salazar. Her legacy includes 23 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 58 great-great-grandchildren. Nora loved being surrounded by her children and family. She loved to crochet, embroider and make quilts. She was a devout Catholic and prayed her rosary daily. She belonged to the Hermanas del Rosario. Nora never had a bad word to say about anyone. It is time for us to wish her well on her journey home. She will be sadly missed by her loving family forever. Funeral was held Mon. Jan. 26, 2009 at Sacred Heart Church, Gardner. Burial, Valdez Cemetery.

Cortez, Richard
Richard Cortez - Huerfano World - October 1, 1992 - Richard Cortez, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1992, in Humana Hospital in San Leandro, CA. Born Feb. 10, 1930 in Colorado; he married the former Clorinda Armijo in Oakland, CA, Mar. 15, 1952. He purchased the Blue Spruce Apartments in Gardner in 1982 and spent many years traveling between Gardner and California where he was a truck painter for Peterbilt. He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 25, 1990 and a son Ralph in 1991. Survivors include his children; Priscilla Martinez, San Leandro, CA, Gloria Blanton, Debbie Cortez, Clara Abuan and Kathy Cortez, all of Fremont, CA, and Richard Cortez and Jose Cortez, both of Oakland, CA; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral mass was Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Valdez Cemetery on Turkey Creek. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cortez, Steven J.
Steven J. Cortez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2002 - Steven J. Cortez, 86, a retired construction worker departed this life Jan. 24, 2002, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Born April 9, 1915, in Taos, N.M. Predeceased by parents, Emilio and Franscia Torres Cortez; five sons, Carlos, Rosendo, Frank, Rudy and David Cortez. Survived by beloved wife of 64 years, Edna Roybal Cortez; children, Carol Cortez Sajor, Steve Cortez, Joe Albert Cortez, Tom (Jeannie) Cortez, Matthew (Stephanie) Cortez; a sister, Ida (Fred) Valdez; sisters-in-law, Ida (Pete) DeHerrera, Yvonne Parker, Rose (Floyd) Lane, Lorraine (Jeff) Martinez; 38 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Ron Roche celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive at 15 Archway.

Cortez, Veronica Bernice
Veronica Bernice Cortez - Huerfano World - December 16, 1999 - Veronica Bernice Cortez, 76, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 9. 1999. Born Apr. 5, 1923 in Cameron to the late Feliberto and Elisa Trujillo, Mrs. Cortez, a member of St. Mary Church, moved to the Denver area where she worked as a hospital housekeeper, moving back to Walsenburg about 15 years ago. She was currently working as hostess at Carl's Jr. in Walsenburg. Survivors include her children, Theresa Romero, Walsenburg, Filimon Cortez, Denver, Linda Maes, Pueblo, Richard Cortez and James Cortez, Denver, Tara Rivera; a brother, Raymond Trujillo, Walsenburg; two sisters, Benita Atencio, Denver and Rose Archuleta, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday from Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Cremation. Huerfano World - December 6, 2001 - In Loving Memory of Veronica Bernice Cortez, who died two years ago December 9. - Verse - Sadly missed by Rosemary.

Cortez-Valdez, Stella
Stella Cortez-Valdez - Huerfano World - July 11, 1991 - Stella Cortez-Valdez of Canon City died July 5, 1991, in Denver. Born June 12, 1912, in Gardner funeral mass was Tuesday from St. Leander Church. Burial was in the Valdez Family Cemetery in Gardner. Survivors include her husband, Charles Valdez; her children, Juan Pineda, Pueblo, Mary Perrotti, Dorothy Aragon, Gilbert Pineda, Larry Valdez, Gene Valdez, Rudy Valdez and Grace Martinez, all of Denver, and Edward Tracy-Abeyta, Canon City; four sisters, Andrea Lujan, Fruita, Isabel Cortez and Lucy Martinez, Pueblo and Ida Abila, Red Wing; three brothers, Ben Cortez, Henderson, NV, Julian Cortez, Pueblo and Louie Cortez, Las Vegas, NV; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Cortinas, Mike
Mike "Vala" Cortinas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2000 - Mike "Vala" Cortinas, 70, passed away Oct. 26, 2000. He is survived by sisters, Amelia Barela and Ida (John) Baca; sister-in-law, Alice Cortinas; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. He is predeceased by parents, Miguel and Lucy Cortinas; brother, Joseph Cortinas; half sister, Marie Valenzuela; and brother-in-law, Bernard Barela. Mike was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a cook. Viewing Monday, noon-5 p.m. Rosary Monday, 7 p.m. and Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m. both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cortinas, Yvette Marie
Yvette Marie Cortinas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2004 - Yvette Marie Cortinas, 44, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 1, 2004. Born April 10, 1960, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by father, Joseph Cortinas. Survived by son, Joshua James Davis, mother, Elisa Vigil; brothers, Joseph, Jennus (Janice); sisters, Annette (Chris), Lynette Cortinas; special friends, Daneen and Angela; also survived by aunts, uncle, cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Employed by Department of Corrections, she volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and loved to exercise. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 10:30 a.m. and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Francis Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Francis Hall after service.

Cortner, Elias Perry
Elias Perry Cortner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2000 - Elias Perry Cortner, 97, passed away Feb. 3, 2000. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Catherine Cortner; brothers, Miles, Vernon, William and Ival Cortner; sisters, Mabel Constable, Mary Dillon and Viola Blake; sister-in-law, Lucille Hawkins; and brother-in-law, Mike (Josephine) Weiler. Survived by daughter, Loretta (Bill) Wylie; sons, Edward Lee Cortner, Marvin D. (Linda) Cortner and Melvin L. (Nadine) Cortner. Also survived by two step-grandchildren; sisters, Lillian Weed and Delia Dudley; brother-in-law, William H. Hawkins; and sister-in-law, Mildred Cortner. E. Perry was born on Feb. 11, 1902, in Oklahoma to Alvin and Ida Cortner and moved to Colorado in 1907. E. Worked at CF&I for 23 years, then began farming and ranching full time. He later worked for the Rural Fire Department for 10 years. Viewing, Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Grace Community Church, 1405 25th Lane. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2226 Doyle Road.

Cortner, Ida May
Ida May Cortner – Pueblo Star Journal – August 1, 1972 – Mrs. Ida May Cortner passed away in a local nursing home Monday. Mother of William, Perry, Miles, Vernon Cortner, Mrs. Lillian Weed and Mrs. Delia Dudley, all of Pueblo; Mrs. Mabel Constuble, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Mrs. Viola Blake, Quanah, Tex. She was the sister of Richard King, Lincoln, Neb., and Bob King, Brighton, Colo. She had 32 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Al Cortner, and two children, Mrs. Mary Dillon and Ival Cortner, preceded her in death. She had been a resident of Pueblo since 1936. Mr. and Mrs. Cortner homesteaded in Baca County in 1907. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Valhalla Comer Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Harold Tuttle. To Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the library fund of Lake Avenue Baptist Church.

Cortner, Martha A.
Martha A. Cortner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2006 - Martha A. Cortner, passed away Feb. 16, 2006. Born Oct. 20, 1916 in Dayton, Ohio to Recie and Henry Tressler. They moved to Pueblo in 1921. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Cortner, whom she married in 1937. Also survived by daughter, Marsha (Bill) Jackson of Denver; son, Ralph (Linda) Cortner Jr. of Woodenville, Wash.; and by four granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren. Martha retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in March 1977 after 25 years service. She was Secretary to the General Accountant, then Secretary to Manager of Purchases. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Saint John in memory of Martha Cortner, 1320 Everett Ct., Lakewood, CO 80215. Memorial service held by family in Denver. Internment services to be held at a later date.

Cortner, Mildred B.
Mildred B. Cortner - Pueblo Chieftain – October 4, 2006 - Mildred B. Cortner, born Oct. 27, 1917, in Reed, Okla., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2006. She was a longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., but wintered at Val Vista Park in Mesa, Ariz., and later resided at Thunderbird Retirement Resort in Glendale, Ariz. She spent her last months with her daughter and son-in-law, Velda and Ron King. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Rose West; her husband of 61 years, Vernon Cortner; three brothers, four sisters, one grandchild; and her son-in-law, James Leinberger. She is survived by her five children, Nanette (Larry) Christenson, Donna Leinberger, Stan Cortner, Velda (Ron) King and Clifford Cortner; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; her brother, T. J. West; and sister-in-law, Delia Dudley. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for their tender and loving care of their Mother. Visitation, noon to 2 p.m., with service immediately following at 2 p.m., Oct. 2, 2006, Apollo Baptist Church, Glendale, Ariz. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, Colo. Her loving and kind spirit will be missed.

Cortner, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Cortner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2006 - Ralph E. Cortner, passed away Feb. 9, 2006. Born May, 15, 1914 in Fairfax, Mo. He moved to Pueblo in 1936. Survived by his wife, Martha. They married in 1937. Also survived by daughter, Marsha (William) Jackson of Denver; and by son, Ralph (Linda) Cortner Jr. of Woodenville, Wash.; and by four granddaughters and their spouses; and five great-grandchildren. Ralph retired from CF&I Steel Corp. on June 1, 1976, after 38 years of service. He was a supervisor in the Production Planning Dept. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge # 31 AF & AM; life member of Elks Lodge # 90. He served 27 years on Board of Directors Minnequa Works Credit Union. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library in memory of Ralph Cortner, 180 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80226 or Hospice of Saint John in memory of Ralph Cortner, 1320 Everett Ct., Lakewood, CO 80215. Memorial service held by family in Denver. Internment services held at a later date.

Corty, Robert Joseph
Robert Joseph Corty - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2005 - Robert Joseph Corty, of Pueblo, Colo., born Nov. 5, 1919, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Florence, Colo. Survived by his daughter, Laura Harrison; twin sons, James and Richard Corty; grandchildren, Troy Harrison, Lorraine Haughn, Torin Corty and Audrey Corty; and great-grandchildren, Tanner and Nicolas Haughn. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Rose and Joseph Corty; brothers, James and Richard Corty, all of Chicago, Ill.; and his wife, Audrey Lee Corty in September of 1993. Robert was a resident of Pueblo since 1949, and was a well known Colorado artist whose works were known regionally and nationally. He was a graduate of Denver University and for many years was a respected member of Central High School's faculty, where he taught art and was Central's golf coach during the 1950s, 60s and into the 70s. Robert served with distinction during World War II and was a decorated airman who received the Purple Heart, three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Air Corps Air Medal. He flew all 24 required missions over Germany and was involved in many important missions that helped defeat the axis. Robert was a survivor, overcoming a major back injury during one of his missions, later tuberculosis, and cancer in his retirement and was finally taken from us by Alzheimer's. Bob will be remembered for his ability to overcome monumental obstacles, his artistic talent and above all, his unwavering patriotism and love for his country. His love of the Colorado Mountains became the inspiration for his artwork. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Bob's memory.

Corwin, Richard Warren
Richard Warren Corwin, M. D. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1929 - A Friend Passes - A city mourns the passing of a scholar, a philosopher, a builder, a thinker, a servant of mercy.  Above all else it is saddened because a friend has been taken whence he came.  Richard Warren Corwin, M. D., has been summoned to his reward. Life was rich in its bestowal of gifts upon this illustrious citizen, filling his cup to overflowing.  And he drew the maximum of benefits from these rich gifts and gave them freely unto his fellow men.  Pueblo, Colorado, and the world, owe a heavy debt to this genius – a debt they can never repay. Only in a humble way can we ever give recognition to the golden deeds of Dr. Corwin – one of the most beloved men who ever came our way. Dr. Corwin, World Famed Medical Scholar, Is Dead. Dr. Richard Warren Corwin, eminent surgeon of international repute, head of the medical department of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and chief surgeon at Minnequa hospital since its establishment in 1881, died in his sleep Wednesday morning.  His death was discovered by members of the household of Casa Vivienda, his residence on the hospital grounds.  Dr. Corwin, who was 77 years of age, had been in poor health for the past six months. Throughout his life, Dr. Corwin took an active interest in civic and educational affairs.  He was instrumental in establishing the McClelland Public library in 1886 and had served as a member of its board of directors since that time.  For the past 44 years he had been a member of the board of education of school district No. 20, and was a past president of the board.  This is regarded as being the longest term ever held by any school director in the country.  He had hundreds of close personal friends, not only in Pueblo, but throughout the entire country.  By his studies in surgery in all parts of the globe, as well as by his splendid achievements at Minnequa hospital, Dr. Corwin carved a name for himself among the foremost medical men of the world.  He was president of the American Society of Railway Surgeons in 1908, president of the Colorado State Medical society in 1909, and holder of various other offices in state and national organizations during his long career. During the World war he was in Europe observing war surgery for five months in 1916, and in 1919, from May 15 to October 1, he was again in Europe under the direction of the Rockefeller institute, studying osteomyelitis and post-war surgery.  He attended the Clinical congress of American College of Surgeons in South America, and was a member of the American College of Surgeons' tour in 1923.  The following year he toured South Africa inspecting the hospitals there. On the many tours of foreign countries, Dr. Corwin collected a large number of curios and relics and these he placed on exhibition in the corridors of Minnequa hospital, where they were gazed at with more than a little interest by visitors to the establishment of Minnequa hospital and its growth to its present position of eminence among American hospitals was due in very large measure to Dr. Corwin. In 1880, the hospital for the C. F. and I. Company was located in a little building on the front row of buildings at the Steel works.  The year following the adjoining building was converted into an addition to the hospital.  In 1883 the company constructed a hospital on Block X, East Abriendo Avenue.  This served until Aug. 7, 1902, when the present Minnequa hospital was completed near Lake Minnequa.  The site was chosen by Dr. Corwin and the construction of the building was according to his ideas.  An innovation at that time was the use of __nways (runways?) between the various floors, instead of stairways. The hospital has for years been considered as foremost among institutions of its class in the country, and has been visited by many of the leading physicians and surgeons in the world, primarily with the view to acquainting themselves with the methods of hospitalization employed by Dr. Corwin. Dr. Corwin took a prominent start in the founding of the Minnequa Country club, which has recently become the Minnequa University club.  He was a thirty-third degree Mason and was past eminent grand commander, Colorado commandery, Knights Templar.  He belonged to various other Masonic orders, and was a member of the local Kiwanis and Monday Evening clubs and of the Y. M. C. A. He was president in 1898, of the Pueblo county Medical society; president of the Colorado State Conference of Charities and Corrections in 1906; a member of the board of the Colorado State Prison Association in 1906; for eight years a member of the board of the Colorado State Normal school; for five years on the Colorado state board of health, and a member of the board of the Colorado Agricultural college since 1905. He was a member of the American Medical association and was a charter member and fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a national organization of prominent surgeons formed in 1915.  He was also a member of the American Academy of Medicine, American Public Health association, Rocky Mountain Interstate Medical association, Committee of One Hundred, Association of Military Surgeons, a member and director of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis; a member of the International Congress of Tuberculosis and vice president of the Colorado Society; a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and a director of the Colorado society; a regent of the Archaeological School of America; chairman of the committee on health and public instruction of the State Medical Society and the A. M. A. and a life member of the Academy of Hidalgos of America. Other organizations to which Dr. Corwin belonged included the following: National Board association; American Association of Industrial Physicians and Surgeons; Colorado Hospital association; Association of Railway Chief Surgeons, life member, American Hospital association; American Genetic association; Union Library association; American Bible society; Western Surgical association, and American Nature association. He was a first lieutenant in the Colorado National guard in 1883 and 1884, captain and first assistant surgeon, 1884-1887; major and surgeon, 1887-98; colonel and aide-de-camp, 1903, 1904, 1907 and 1908.  During the World war he was a four-minute man. Dr. Corwin was born at Binghampton, N. Y., May 24, 1852, the son of Walter Scott Corwin and Rhoda Little Corwin.  His early education was received at Port Jarvis, N. Y., and from 1871 to 1874 he took a scientific course at Cornell University.  He received his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1878, and served his internship at St. Luke's hospital, Chicago, in 1879-80.  In 1903 he was given a degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Colorado and the following year he received an honorary Master of Arts degree from Denver University. He was the author of many articles, most of which were on surgical subjects and were published in various medical magazines.  In 1893 and again in 1900 he went to Europe to study in hospitals there.  He was instructor in comparative anatomy and microscopy at the University of Michigan from 1874-78, and held the chair of surgery at the University of Colorado.  He gained considerable prominence as a lecturer on medical sociology and other themes and from 1878-84 he was assistant editor of the magazine “Physicians and Surgeons.” In addition to his connection with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, Dr. Corwin was chief surgeon for the Colorado and Wyoming railroad and the Crystal River railroad, and was division surgeon for the Missouri Pacific railroad.  He was local and consulting surgeon for the Denver and Rio Grande and Colorado and Southern railroads, and was one of the owners of The Chieftain. Dr. Corwin never married.  His nearest living relatives are five nephews and a niece, the children of his deceased sister, Florence Corwin Senger.  They are: Mrs. William Parshall, Fort Jarvis, N. Y.; Louis C. Senger, Port Jarvis; Walter C. Senger, Allentown, Pa.; Richard W. Senger, Garfield, U.; Herbert Senger, Gosnen, N. Y., and Dr. William Senger, Pueblo. The body of Dr. Corwin will lie in state at the Casa Vivienda, his home, from 9 a.m. till noon, Friday, and may be viewed by his many friends at that time.  Funeral services will be private and will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, with the Rev. Thomas Haldeman, of Holy Trinity Episcopal church, in charge.  Interment will be in Roselawn cemetery, in the family lot.  Services at the grave will be conducted by Pueblo lodge No. 31, A. F. & A. M.  Friends have been asked to omit flowers.  The arrangements are being made by the George F. McCarthy Funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1929 - Simple Rites Are Held For Dr. R. Corwin. Impressive in their simplicity, funeral services for Dr. Richard Warren Corwin, head of the medical department of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, were held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at his residence, Casa Vividenda, on the Minnequa hospital grounds.  The Rev. Thomas Haldeman, rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal church, officiated.  The services were private. At 3 p.m., the Minnequa plant of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company suspended operations and for a full minute, every man stood in silence as a tribute to Dr. Corwin. Flower bearers at the funeral were chosen from the Masonic order of Knights Templar, of which Dr. Corwin was a member.  They included W. A. Balcom of Denver, H. E. Clueas, Judge F. G. Miriek, W. O. Peterson, Gust Anderson, George Willock, Charles B. Crawford, E. H. Dunlop, C. O. Peterson, Robert Steen of La Junta, J. W. Preston, Harry J. Butzbaugh, N. S. Walpole. J. P. Meeth, Dr. E. D. Burkhead, W. N. Leslie, A. H. McCoy, F. H. Butlen and H. Elwyn Davis. Pallbearers were F. E. Parks, Alva B. Adams, Royal Finney, Dr. C. V. Marmaduke, George Offdenkamp, S. G. Pierson and Fred Farer, both of Denver, J. P. Keating, Judge Samuel D. Trimble and Dr. E. Crum Epler. An escort of Knights Templars preceded the cortege to Roselawn cemetery, where the Blue Lodge Masonic ritual was exemplified at the grave.  T. G. McCarthy and Sons were in charge of the arrangements.

Cory, Joseph
Joseph Cory - Huerfano World - November 7, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1913: Chris Kokich, one of the strikers killed on Seventh Street, was buried Oct. 28 and Joseph Cory on Nov. 1. [Editor's Note: Joseph Cory died February 26, 1910. Obituary is found in Walsenburg World, March 3, 1910, Page 1.]

Corzine, Chester O.
Chester O. Corzine - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1987 - Chester O. Corzine, 79, 1801 Brimmer, Pueblo, passed away Aug. 6, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a long illness. He was born July 11, 1908, in Lamesa, Texas, to Thomas and Nora Corzine. He married Cora Eilene Thomas on Sept. 12, 1940, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was a rancher and served in the U. S. Army Calvary. A Mason, Shriner, member of Eastern Star, White Shrine and Consistory and was very active in 4-H. He is survived by his wife, Cora, of Pueblo; one son, Thomas O. Corzine of Center; one daughter, Cora Lee Coleman of Saguache; two brothers, Granville Corzine of Albuquerque and J. W. Cain of Houston, Texas; two sisters Geneva Hicks of Mountainview, Okla., Chesna Bea Turnor of Escondido, Calif.; five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Center Methodist Church, Center, with the Rev. Patty Vick officiating. Burial will follow with graveside Masonic rites at Monte Vista Cemetery Memorials may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital in care of Center Methodist Church.

Corzine, Doris E.
Doris E. Corzine - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - Doris E. Corzine, born Sept. 5, 1925, in Lockney, N.M., passed away April 24, 2006. Doris is survived by her husband, L. Thomas Corzine; two children, Jerry (Colleen) Corzine and Leslie (Alfonso) Martinez; five grandchildren, Erika (Kevin) Slaughter, Barry Corzine and Megan Corzine, all of Pueblo, Devin (Kristin) Martinez, Bethany Martinez and Alyson Martinez, all of Fort Collins. Also survived by five great-grandchildren, with a sixth due in September. Doris was preceded in death by infant daughter, Cheryl Denise; her parents, Hardy and Ethel Etheridge; one sister, Nita Bosley; a brother, Herschel Etheridge; and a disabled brother affectionately known as "Doodlebugs." Doris worked at the Colorado State Hospital for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1991. Tom and Doris met at a military dance in April of 1945 and were married May 11, of that year. They would have celebrated 61 years of marriage next month. Doris was a quiet, gentle woman, a totally unselfish and giving person. She was adored by her grandchildren. Doris was much loved by her family. She was a great cook and everyone looked forward to meals at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private inurnment at Mountain View Cemetery Gazebo Columbarium, Thursday preceding the memorial service. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, Family Worship Center, 801 W. Fourth St., with Pastor Dave Smith officiating. Doris loved animals. Donations may be made in her memory to Animal Welfare through Montgomery & Steward.

Cosby, Audryanna Lea
Audryanna Lea Cosby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2006 - Audryanna Lea Cosby, 14, went to be with our Lord Jan. 3, 2006. Survived by her parents, Lila Cosby (Norman Imblum Sr.) of Avondale and Chris Sanchez of Pueblo; siblings, James Austin Cosby, Meline, Michale, Christina and Taylor Sanchez; grandmother, Myra Cosby; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including uncle, David Paul Cosby; and cousins, Brittany and Zack Pinelle, Katie and Kyle Mason. Preceded in death by her grandparents, David Lee Cosby and Sophie Sanchez; and uncles, Patrick and Christopher Cosby. Audryanna was born April 22, 1991, in Pueblo. She was a student at Vineland Middle School. She enjoyed writing poetry, drawing, animals, her family and her God. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan, 9, 2006, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Darren Wilson officiating.

Cosby, David Lee
David Lee Cosby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Age 65, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 10, 2002. Born on March 7, 1936, in Gladstill, Texas, he is survived by Myra, his wife of 42 years; a son, David; daughter, Lila (Rob); seven grandchildren; sister, Patty Pinelle; and a brother, Ronald. Preceded in death by two sons, Patrick and Christopher; parents, Paul and Lila; and two brothers, Richard and James. Dave worked as a construction worker for 45 years and served in the military reserve for 31 years. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was well-respected and loved. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. At David's request, there will be no viewing or services. The family will receive friends and family at 655 S. McCoy Drive, Pueblo West on Monday, Jan. 14, 2002, from noon to 2 p.m.

Cosby, Ronald Myron
Ronald Myron Cosby - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2003 - Ronald Myron Cosby, 50, passed away April 23, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Oren P. and Lila M. Cosby; and brothers, baby Richard, James, Oren and David Cosby. Survived by his sons, Sgt. Jason Paul (Sky) Cosby, Jeremy Dale (Monica) Cosby and Justin Lloyd Cosby; sister, Patricia Pinnelle; grandsons, Jed Kyun Cosby and Jared Christopher Cosby; numerous nieces and nephews. Ronald was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Pueblo. He was a lather by trade and loved hunting and fishing. He also was a talented wood carver and enjoyed sharing his creations with his family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Cossel, A. L.
A. L. "Al" Cossel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2000 - A. L. "Al" Cossel passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 11, 2000. He was born April 3, 1919, in Davis County, Iowa, to Alpha O. and Clara Cossel. The family moved to Pueblo in 1923. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1936. Al is survived by his wife of 62 years, Fern Hickman Cossel. Al and Fern owned and operated Riverside Printing for 47 years, retiring in 1994. Al served on Pueblo District No. 60 Graphics Arts Advisory Committee for over 20 years. He was also a member of the original Sertoma Club, Printing House Craftsmen and he was a member of First Friends Church in Pueblo, serving as Sunday school superintendent and member of the Ministry and Council. Al attended First Free Methodist Church after the closing of First Friends Church in 1996. Also survived by two sons, Larry Cossel and his wife, Sharon, of Beulah, Colo., and Keith Cossel and his wife, JoAnn, of Boone, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Shauna Saulnier of Castle Rock, Colo., Dana Grossman of Castle Rock, Colo., Niki Cossel of Vancouver, British Columbia, Robin Volpe of Skokie, Ill., Chanda Cossel of Gunnison, Colo., Devin Cossel of Boone, Colo. and Kindra Long of Anchorage, Alaska; and four great- grandchildren. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2000, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with The Rev. Mark Hecht and The Rev. Merle Clowe officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Cossel, Robin L.
Robin L. Cossel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2005 - Robin L. Cossel, 34, went to be with the Lord, March 17, 2005, in Des Plaines, Ill. Born Jan. 13, 1971, in Pueblo, Colo., to Larry and Sharon Cossel, who survive her; along with her daughter, Gracie Athena; life partner, Bobby Peltier; sisters, Shauna (Randy) Satter, Dana, Niki and Chanda Cossel; grandmothers, Fern Cossel and Lois Johnson; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Per her request, cremation has taken place, with a memorial service to be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Cosslett, Walter
Walter Cosslett – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Walter Cosslett is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Walter Cosslett: From Pueblo, Colorado, train engineer. Note: Walter Cosslett was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Walter Cosslott, Engineer, Pueblo - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading.

Costa, Charles
Charles Costa – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Charles Costa is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Charles Costa: age 31, miner on strike, union leader of Aguilar. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: The Ludlow Monument lists him as Charlie Costa. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster. Yuma Pioneer – June 5, 1914 – Miners To Be Tried June 15 – Pueblo – The first trials before the United States Court growing out of the coal strike in Colorado will be held here June 15. The cases to be heard are the result of federal grand jury indictments returned here last winter. The accused, who are all miners, are charged with breaking into the post office at Higgins and destroying mails. Indictments were issued against the following: Edward Hillas, Jack Harteham, D. J. Jeffreys, Max Martinez, Charles Costa, Dominic Figaro, C. Gormillo. Costa was killed in the battle of Ludlow.

Costa, Corona
Corona Costa – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – February 23, 1906 – Deadly Mine Explosion – Denver. – A Walsenburg dispatch says: As a result of a gas explosion at 10 o'clock Monday morning in the Sunshine mine of the Victor Fuel Company at Maitland, a large camp four miles from this city, fourteen men were killed. Their bodies have been recovered, being found badly burned. It is supposed that a small pocket of gas was struck which was ignited from the lamp of a miner. There were nearly 200 men at work in the adjoining mine and had the explosion been caused from dust, in all probability all would have been killed. Following is a list of the dead so far as known: Archie Miller, fire boss; Battista Eobera; Billy Moran of Maitland; James W. Titters of Kansas; Corona Costa, Sopris, Colorado; Nick Yockibetz; and Joe Costa, Maitland.

Costa, Edith Elisabeth
Edith Elisabeth Reichl Costa - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2006 - Edith Elisabeth Reichl Costa, 80, passed away May 9, 2006, in Colorado Springs, Colo., with family by her side. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis; and daughter, Helen. Beloved mother of Charlotte (Tom Hocking), Bruce (Bernadette), Carolyn (Bryan Shunk), Robert (Mary), Wayne (Lisa); grandchildren, Amy, Ali, Matthew, Kristin, Kendra, Garrett, Bradley, Christopher, Timothy, Michael, Mia and Will. Also survived by sisters, Anna Myndio and Hannelore Kilian; and sister-in-law, Margarite Levstik. Edith was born in Zirndorf, Germany, in 1925. She married Louis F. Costa and lived in Pueblo since 1947. Edith was a 35-year member of the Pueblo German Club, St. Piux X Church and past member of the Pueblo Symphony Chorale. Edith was a very caring mother and grandmother, who also had many friends and enjoyed traveling. Visitation 12:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the funeral home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 14, and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, May 15; both services at St. Pius X Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice or the Pueblo German Club.

Costa, Fedelina
Fedelina Costa – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Fedelina Costa is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Fedelina Costa: age 27, wife of miner on strike and the union leader of Aguilar. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: One newspaper articles lists her as Cardelima Costa. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Costa, Joe
Joe Costa – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – February 23, 1906 – Deadly Mine Explosion – Denver. – A Walsenburg dispatch says: As a result of a gas explosion at 10 o'clock Monday morning in the Sunshine mine of the Victor Fuel Company at Maitland, a large camp four miles from this city, fourteen men were killed. Their bodies have been recovered, being found badly burned. It is supposed that a small pocket of gas was struck which was ignited from the lamp of a miner. There were nearly 200 men at work in the adjoining mine and had the explosion been caused from dust, in all probability all would have been killed. Following is a list of the dead so far as known: Archie Miller, fire boss; Battista Eobera; Billy Moran of Maitland; James W. Titters of Kansas; Corona Costa, Sopris, Colorado; Nick Yockibetz; and Joe Costa, Maitland.

Costa, John F.
John F. Costa - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1999 - John F. Costa, 95, passed away Aug. 24, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Adeline Costa, Dec. 26, 1990, and son, Jack Costa. Survived by his daughter, Carolyn Deering, Pueblo, Colo., granddaughter, Cheryl (Jim Dellas) Deering, Naples, Fla., brother-in-law, Denny Rossi, Pueblo, Colo., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Costa was employed with the D&RGW Railroad and worked as the Pueblo County Reporter. He owned and operated the Corner Cigar Store. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Private inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. To honor Mr. Costa's love for animals, contributions may be made to Pueblo Spay and Neuter Clinic in care of the funeral home office.

Costa, Louis F.
Louis F. Costa - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1987 - Louis F. Costa, 66, passed away unexpectedly April 1, 1987. Mr. Costa is survived by his wife, Edith Costa of Pueblo; five children, Charlotte (Tom) Hocking of Arizona, Bruce (Bernadette) Costa of Pueblo, Carolyn (Bryan) Shunk of Colorado, Robert Costa of California, Wayne Costa of Colorado; and five grandchildren. He survived also by his mother Isabel Mann; one sister Margarite Levstik, both of Pueblo; and numerous relatives and friends. Costa was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Pueblo and was a lifetime resident. He served in the U.S. Army, was employed at CF&I as a welder until his retirement, and was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Eagles, and Pueblo German Club. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with Father Richard Becker officiating. Interment, .Calvary, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at a reception following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Costa, Lucy
Lucy Costa – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Lucy Costa is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Lucy Costa: age 4, daughter of miner on strike and the union leader of Aguilar. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Costa, Lucy Jane
Lucy Jane Costa - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2003 - Lucy Jane Costa, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 5, 2003. Born June 15, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, John A. Costa; parents, Anthony and Alicia Todero; brother, Dominick Todero. Survived by her daughter, Kathy (Dan) Chavez; sisters, Constance Genova, Mary Jo DuLuca, Pat (Bill) Cline; brother, Anthony (Betty) Todero; grandchildren, Jessica Chavez, Julie Leahe, Lisa Linn, and D.J. Chavez. Lucy graduated from Central High School and was employed as a municipal worker for 35 years; 13 years as city clerk and secretary to Pueblo City Council. After her retirement, she was employed for several years as the administrative secretary for SRDA. Lucy enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Jessica, and all her other family and friends. Visitation, 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment Roselawn.

Costa, Onofrio
Onofrio Costa – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Onofrio Costa is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Onofrio Costa: age 6, child of miner on strike and the union leader of Aguilar. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: One newspaper articles lists this child as Oragio Costa. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Costantino, Katherine
Katherine Costantino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1998 - Katherine Costantino, formerly of Rockvale. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at 11 a.m., St. Benedict Catholic Church with Father Michael Murray, OSB, officiating. Visitation at the Florence Mortuary on Monday and Tuesday until 8 p.m.

Costanza, Josephine
Josephine Costanza - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 1986 - Josephine Costanza, 1597 Julian Street, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away at Western Hills Health Care Center, Dec. 16, 1986. Sister of Rudolph Costanza and Ann Costanza, both of Denver; Adalyn Schiel, Sterling; Martha Stocker, Arvada; and Jen Hedges, Sacramento, Calif. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sister, Mary Costanza in 1974. A resident of Pueblo until 1966, Miss Costanza was employed as a printer with Rocky Mountain Bank Note before moving to Denver. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends in the chapel following the service.

Costanza, Lois L.
Lois L. Costanza - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2002 - Lois L. Costanza, 66, loving mother, grandmother and friend, affectionately known as "Mrs. C," left to be with the Lord, Oct. 3, 2002. Lois will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her loving children and their father, Jerry Two Eagle, John (Anita) of Oak Grove, Mo., Tony of Denver, Tina (Mark Hice) of Pueblo, Steve (Pam) of Lakewood, Joe (Brenda) of Pueblo, Patie (Ray) Vigil of Parker, Carol (Ken) DeLeon of Pueblo, Lois (John) Perez of Pueblo West. She is survived by Grandma's angels: Kara, Kaylee, Michelle, Jason, Alyssa and Joey Costanza, Jim Bob O'Dorisio, Austin Vigil, Brianna and Cierra DeLeon. So many special friends who shared in her life, Ruthie Leslie, Joey Jimenez, Sissy Hoskins, Joe DeLeon, Doc and Inez Johnson, just to name a few. She was a dedicated LPT at Colorado State Hospital for more than 25 years. She will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. Visitation 1p.m. until 5p.m. Rosary at 7p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens, Monday. Mass St. Francis Xavier Church, 2p.m., Tuesday, Internment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to "Grandma¹s Angels Trust Fund" c/o Steve Costanza, 1841 S Arbutus Ct., Lakewood, Colo., 80228. Many thanks and praise to Dr. Stephen Vialpando, Dr. Frank Settipani and Kay Freeman R.N.

Costanza, Mary Theophane
Sister Mary Theophane Costanza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2006 - Sister Mary Theophane Costanza passed away Jan. 24, 2006 at the Mother House in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 98. She was born July 12, 1907 in Pueblo, Colo. She is predeceased by her parents Mary Cali and Joseph Costanza, brothers, Charles, Frank, John, sisters, Josephine Cozzetta, Jean Bruitto, Agnes Cardinal. Survivors include her sister, Rose Sneed of Pueblo and many nieces and nephews. Services and burial will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006 at the Mother House in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Costas, Jim
Jim Costas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Jim Costas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Jim Costas: Greek, age 30, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Costello, Arthur Leroy
Arthur Leroy Costello - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2006 - Arthur Leroy Costello passed away Dec. 26, 2005. He was a longtime Pueblo resident and business owner, also, he retired from CF&I. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Romero Chapel. Reception to follow at Romero Courtesy Hall.

Costello, Joseph F. Jr.
Joseph F. Costello Jr. – Denver Rocky Mountain News – December 29, 2005 - Costello, longtime employee for Denver Public Works - Joseph F. Costello Jr. doctored papers to enlist in the Army at age 14 - Longtime Denver resident Joseph F. Costello Jr.'s boyhood dream of becoming a soldier came true in 1946 when he doctored his older sister's birth certificate and enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 14. When his scheme was discovered a year later, Mr. Costello - who died Dec. 3 at age 73 - returned to Denver with an honorable discharge. "He was such a tiny little thing. I don't even know how they let him in," said his widow, Josie Costello. "He went in early, but they found out his age and sent him home." Undeterred, Mr. Costello joined the Air Force in 1951. Based in Japan, he served as an aircraft radar operator during the Korean War and was the sole survivor when his plane was shot down, according to daughter Joy Costello. His chest was burned, and he lost color vision in both eyes. Mr. Costello was discharged in 1955 as a staff sergeant. Later that year, he began a 33-year career with the Denver Public Works Department, eventually rising to director of administration. Also in 1955, he married the former Josie Cordova. Mr. Costello never earned a high school diploma or a college degree. But he attained a high school equivalency certificate in the Army and years later took college courses at the University of Southern California. He was trained as an electrician at Denver's Western Radio Institute and the Denver Opportunity Electrical School. He began his career with the Denver Public Works Department as a parking lot attendant, then moved up to elevator repairman. In the 1960s, he worked as a clerk and office manager at Stapleton International Airport. Mr. Costello retired in 1988. Because of his war injuries, he was eligible for disability payments from the federal government. But he never filed the paperwork required to claim those benefits, Joy Costello said. "He felt he was fortunate that he didn't have any dismemberment and felt he could still contribute to society," she said. "He had no reason to claim. That was for other men who had suffered much more severe injuries. " 'If you're going to drink at the public trough, you'd better have very good reasons for it,' he said. That's the kind of guy he was." Mr. Costello was born in Walsenburg on Jan. 2, 1932. His family moved to Denver when he was 9. In addition to his work for the city and county of Denver, Mr. Costello belonged to many organizations, including the American Legion, the American Public Works Association, the Colorado Contractors Association, the Denver County Democratic Party and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. In addition to his wife, Josie, of Denver, he is survived by a son, Joseph "Champ" Costello, of Denver; two daughters, Joy Costello, of Denver, and Rose Carlson, of Phoenix; three brothers, John Costello, Ernie Costello and Rudy Roybal, all of Denver; a sister, Irene "DeeDee" Lucero, of Denver; and four grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 9 at All Saints Catholic Church in Denver. Burial followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors.

Costello, Raymond Frederick
Raymond Frederick Costello - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2001 - Died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas, after a lengthy illness. Raymond was born in Salida, Colo., on Feb. 20, 1919, to Louis and Louisa Costello. Raymond married Rose Pasquale in Salida on July 19, 1942. In 1960, Raymond and Rose moved to Pueblo, Colo. They resided there until 1992 when Rose passed away. After his wife's death, Raymond moved to Grand Junction. In 1998, Raymond made his last move to San Antonio, Texas, where he resided until his death. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Louisa; his wife, Rose; and his granddaughter, Stephanie. He is survived by his children, Raymond, Louis, David, Steven, Patricia, Kathleen and Gregory; and 13 grandchildren. Raymond was known for his sense of humor and easygoing nature and will be sadly missed by all. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the Imperial Funeral Home Chapel in Pueblo, Colo., with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Costephens, Fritzie
Fritzie Costephens - Huerfano World - June 24, 1999 - Fritzie Costephens, born Friederike Claudina Amelia Clotilda Rikovsky in Berlin, Germany, February 3, 1904 died June 11, 1999 at Terrace Gardens in Colorado Springs. She was a former resident of Walsenburg. She married Herman von Schenck in 1923. She came to the United States in 1956 where she settled in Walsenburg. She and her second husband, the late Lester Costephens, were married for 30 years. She was the oldest of five generations of women. Survivors include her daughter, Marion Kennedy, two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, and two great-great granddaughters.

Costilla, Candido
Candido Costilla - Boulder Daily Camera - August 22, 1891 - He Plugs the Mexican - The Walsenburg Murderer Bagged By a Sheriff's Posse - The Murderer of Chas. Peterson and Olaf Anderson is Killed by a Sheriff's Posse - Walsenburg, Aug. 21 - Candido Costilla, murderer and desperado, was brought into Walsenburg last night, dead. Deputy Sheriff Yocum of Fairplay sent this laconic account of the tragedy to County Commissioner Head of Fairplay: "We got Costilla last night after 3 ½ hours hard fighting with Winchesters. We killed him within two miles of where Espanosa was killed.” He Gets the Reward - Walsenburg, Col., Aug. 21 - The man who fired the fatal shot which ended Costilla, is William Wilson, a deputy sheriff from Alma. He claims the reward which has been offered.

Costorach, John
John Costorach - Wray Rattler - December 3, 1914 - Efforts to locate friends or relatives of John Costorach, killed by falling under a northbound D&RG passenger train at Southern Junction, three miles south of Pueblo, have been unsuccessful.

Cosyleon, Severo
Severo Aranbula Cosyleon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2002 - Severo Aranbula Cosyleon, “Grande” 78, born Nov. 08, 1923, in Viborero, Jalisco, Mexico, passed away Aug. 22, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Virginia Alvarado Cosyleon; children, Jesus (Martha) Cosyleon, Bonifacio (Fran) Cosyleon, Prudencio Cosyleon, Maria (Frank) Arteaga, Severito (Jeri) Cosyleon, Patricia (Jose Hernandez) Cosyleon; grandchildren, Anna Cosyleon M.D. (Jim Dorsch), Jason A. Cosyleon, Javier D Cosyleon, Gabriel Cosyleon, Eva Cosyleon, Severito Cosyleon III, Adriana Arteaga, Ben Cosyleon, Daniela Arteaga, Francisco Arteaga, Sergio Hernandez Cosyleon, Efrain Hernandez Cosyleon; and great-grandson, Spencer Dorsch. Severo arrived from Jalisco, Mexico, as a young bracero to the United States to find a better life. His utmost memorable time in his life was his marriage to his wife of 57 years. He loved his Mariachi music and never forgot his culture, heritage and language. Severo was very proud of being a “Jaliciense” as well as a U.S. citizen. His respect for nature never ceased. He adored his children and guided them with utmost respect, ethics and moral values. As a devoted Catholic and Crucillista, Severo's faith always remained steadfast. Playing cards with his sons brought him great joy. He also was a boxing and wrestling aficionado along with keeping abreast of national and international events. Jamas te olvidaremos. Tu esposa y familia. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, rosary, 7 p.m., Monday, Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.



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