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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Crabill, Lola N.
Lola N. Crabill - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1986 - Mrs. Lola N. Crabill, July 25, 1986. Wife of Alva L. Crabill, who passed away in 1966. Mother of Mrs. Beryle (Bruce) Cramb, Pueblo. Grandmother of Joyce Stegman, Alamosa. Sister of Opal Brown, Las Animas; and Zoma Ellenberger and Winslow Morris, both of Lamar. Survived also by three great-grandchildren. Member of First United Methodist Church. Services, 11 a.m. Monday, Valley Memorial Chapel, Lamar. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Lamar.

Crabill, Thomas Earl
Thomas Earl Crabill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1986 - Thomas Earl Crabill, 77, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, May 31, 1986. Mr. Crabill is survived by wife, Lucille Jane Crabill; daughters, Shirley (Marvin) Jantz of Pueblo; and Janice (David) Hartman of Lamar; sister, Eva (Bill) Etherton of Alamosa. Also survived by one nephew, two nieces, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was born Nov. 15, 1908, in Alamosa, and lived in Pueblo for the last 44 years. Mr. Crabill served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked for the Board of Water Works as a heavy equipment operator for 37 years before retiring in 1973. Visitation hours from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Orlando Jantz officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the First Nazarene Church following interment.

Crabtree, Evangeline
Evangeline Scaggs Crabtree - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1987 - Evangeline Scaggs Crabtree, late of 2414 West St., passed way Jan. 13, 1987. Mrs. Crab. tree was a member of the First Seventh-day Adventist Church'. She is survived by her husband, Ira R. Crabtree, of the family home; two daughters, Therissa (John) Young of Parachute and E. Sue (Charles) Davis of Cleburne, Texas; four grandchildren, R. Eric Benson of Fort Hood, Texas, T. Elena Benson of New Orleans, La., and Christopher C. Davis and Sandra D. Davis of Cleburne; two sisters, Elsie Cybul of Black Earth, Wis., and Verna Heltsley of Muncie, Ind.; and one brother, Samuel B. Scaggs of Alva, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and three sisters. The funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Pastor Eric Nelson of the First Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Cremation. The family will receive friends at the funeral home between 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday or may be contacted at 2414 West St. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo County Heart Unit, the American Lung Association or the Seventh-day Adventist Disaster Fund through the funeral home office.

Crabtree, James Ervin
Dr. James Ervin Crabtree - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2003 - Dr. James Ervin Crabtree, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital after a short period of declining health. Dr. Crabtree was born in Mobile County, Ala., to Littleton Crabtree and Nettie Ellen Offord Crabtree on March 15, 1915. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Ira R. Crabtree, Pueblo, Colo.; sister, Mary Dupree, Chattanooga, Tenn. Also by his children, the Rev. James J. Crabtree, Mount Shasta, Calif., Edwin B. Crabtree, Greensboro, N.C., J. Ann Drosick, High Point, N.C., and David L. Crabtree, Bear Creek, N.C. Dr. Crabtree was a veteran of WWII. He entered the U.S. Army in May of 1942 with the 90th infantry division and trained as a pharmacist. He then went on to train as a surgical technician where he saw service in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe with the 315th medical battalion. He separated from military service in October 1945. The family would like to thank friends at Evergreens Nursing home and Moses Cone Medical Center for their support and care in Mr. Crabtree's last months. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date. Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel is assisting the family.

Crabtree, Tom
Tom Crabtree - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2001 - Tom Crabtree, born June 19, 1950, died in his home on Nov. 25, 2001. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Betty Crabtree; and his sister, Marsha Williams. He is survived by his wife, Martha Crabtree; children, Tammy (Mark) Weldon of Penrose, Colo., James (Erinbeth) Crabtree of Pueblo, Tommie Crabtree II of Colorado Springs; Marilyn Lithiot of Limon, Colo., the mother of his children; two stepsons, Brian McBroom of Colorado City and Tommy McBroom of Cotopaxi. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Cindy Hager, Rick (Sandy) Crabtree, Kelly (Harry) Freof; brother-in-law, Ed Williams; grandchildren, David and Alex Weldon, Madilynn Crabtree, Brian Christopher and Trenda McBroom and Trenton McBroom; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at the Roselawn Chapel, with a reception to follow at Roselawn.

Craddock, Elizabeth R.
Elizabeth R. Craddock - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1986 - Mrs. Elizabeth R. Craddock, late of 1208 Centennial Dr., Montrose, passed away at her residence, Dec. 19, 1986, after an extended illness. Survived by her mother, Mrs. Audra Hirsch, Pueblo; two sons, Steven Robert Craddock, Austin, Texas, and Marc Allen Craddock, Telluride; two daughters, Patricia Lynn Pryor and Karen Elizabeth Wadell, both of Fort Collins; one brother, Robert Hirsch, Pueblo; four sisters, Jeanne Gue, Seattle, Wash., Marian Gustafson, Boulder, Joyce Oxford, Pueblo, and Marilyn Grunwald, Denver; and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Lee Hirsch and Marion (Johnston) Hirsch. On Dec. 22, 1947, she was married to Alfred Zearl Craddock, who preceded her in death in 1969. Born June 9, 1925, in Pueblo and was a longtime resident until moving to Montrose in 1974. She attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and graduated from Southern Colorado State College in 1972, earning a BA degree in sociology. She was employed as a case worker for the Montrose County Department of Social Services. Member of the Board of Women's Resource Council; the Continuing Education Commission in Montrose County; Altrusa; the Audubon Society; Western Colorado Congress; the Democratic Party; and served as a leader to both Boy and Girl Scouts, at well as a leader of the 4-H. She also served as a volunteer worker at the Colorado State Hospital. Her hobbies included her family, bird watching and other outdoor activities. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Congregational Church, 320 W. Evans Ave., Pueblo, with the Rev. Timothy Forester officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who so desire may make memorials to Hillcrest Congregational Church, P.O. Box 689, Montrose, Colo., 81402, or to the Educational Scholarship Fund to assist single parents in gaining additional training or education, through the Montrose Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Montrose, Colo., 81402.

Craddock, Jack D.
Jack D. Craddock - Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1987 - Jack D. Craddock was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Pueblo, and passed away unexpectedly June 1, 1987, in Pueblo. Husband of Shirley Craddock of the family home. Father of John Craddock, Mark (Geri) Craddock, Matthew (Mary) Craddock and David Craddock. Grandfather of Jacqueline Craddock. Son of Adeline Craddock. Brother of Jim (Doris) Craddock and Jerry (Margaret) Craddock. Survived also by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Services at the Shrine of St. Therese: Mass of Christian Burial, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3; prayer service at 10 a.m. Thursday, r June 4. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Pueblo Boys' Ranch, 1591 Taos Avenue, or through the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the family home. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Viewing at Shrine of St. Therese prior to each service.

Craddock, Lola E.
Lola E. Craddock - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1986 - Lola E. Craddock, late of Pueblo, died Oct. 15, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by her husband, Henry Clay Craddock of the family home; sons, Donavan R. (Betty) Craddock, Seattle, Wash.; and Sid L. (Violet) Craddock, Pueblo; grandchildren, Cyndy (Derry) Gislasson, Mark (Ginny) Craddock, Jeff (Merlin) Craddock, Scott Craddock, Chris (Shelly) Craddock, Carrie VanEtten, Mike (Julie) Craddock, Lara Craddock, Jeff Rhodes, Cydney Craddock and Meghan Craddock; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, Clay and Alexandria. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Lydia Circle of Bethel and the Evangelism Committee, United Methodist Women, Social Circle of First Methodist Church and the Heartside Study Club. Mrs. Craddock was a blue lady at Parkview Episcopal Hospital for 25 years. Born July 2, 1903, in Fowler and a Pueblo resident most of her life. Mr. and Mrs. Craddock were married June 24, 1922, in Pueblo. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phillip Green officiating.

Craddock, Ruth Verna
Ruth Verna Craddock - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1986 - Ruth Verna Craddock, age 90, passed away Aug. 22, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by granddaughter, Sharon R. Leonard, Rosemead, Calif.; grandson, Geo. "Butch" and Peggy Brown, also of California; eight great-grandchildren, Kimberly Hoyt, Keith Leonard, both of Massachusetts; Kevin (Sharmin) Leonard, Washington; Karen (Tom Jr.) Hynes, Pueblo; Kristine Leonard, Kelly Kirk, and Kory Brown, all of California. Also survived by six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her friends, Charles and Bessie Cameron, who have done her many charitable acts. Widow of the late Hugh C. Craddock and Henry Lemmerman. Born Aug. 26, 1895, in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Bessemer School. She moved to Pueblo in 1904, and her father worked construction at CF&I. Member of St. Peter Episcopal Church. Service, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 64 Caledonia,

Crader, Kelly E.
Kelly E. Crader - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2003 - Kelly E. Crader, 89, passed away Aug. 13, 2003. Survived by children, Darlene (James) Colby, Pueblo, and Doyle Inman, Afton, Okla. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Craft, Dillon Earl
Dillon Earl Craft - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2003 - Dillon Earl Craft, of Rye Colo. passed away Sept. 9, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Beulah Craft, his son, Dean Craft, daughters Darcell (Michael) Giannone and Diana (Michael) Morrison, beloved grandson, Anthony Giannone, sisters, Darlene Snyder and Sandra (Chester) Akers. Dillon resided and gave his heart to the community of Rye for 46 glorious years. He worked for CF&I, retiring after 32 years of service. He then began a 10 year service to the community by driving a school bus route. His family is very grateful for the well wishes from those we encountered and we are comforted to know that he had so many friendships. We also are grateful beyond words to our extended family and friends that have supported us in so many ways. Memorial services will be held at Community of Christ LDS at 66 Blackburn Lane, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or National Diabetes Foundation.

Craft, Reba Etta
Reba Etta Craft - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2003 - Reba Etta Craft passed away April 19, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Parker Earl Craft in 1982. Survived by her children, Dillon Earl (Beulah M.) Craft of Rye, Colo., Darlene Snyder, Pueblo, and Sandra (Chester) Akers, Boone, Colo.; grandchildren, Diana (Michael) Morrison, Phoenix, Ariz., Darcel (Michael) Gianone, Colorado Springs, Donna (Edward) Baker, Pueblo, Duane (Nancy) Akers, Los Angeles, Calif., Rhonda (Bernard) Samson, Pueblo, Kent (Kelly) Snyder, Loveland, Colo., and Ellen Carpenter of Pueblo West. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Reba was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and retired from the Colorado State Hospital Dietary Department after 28 years of service. She also volunteered her time at the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association. - Reba Etta Craft - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2003 - Reba Etta Craft passed away April 19, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Parker Earl Craft in 1982. Survived by her children, Dillon Earl (Beulah M.) Craft of Rye, Colo., Darlene Snyder, Pueblo, and Sandra (Chester) Akers, Boone, Colo.; grandchildren, Diana (Michael) Morrison, Phoenix, Ariz., Darcel (Michael) Gianone, Colorado Springs, Dean Earl Craft, Pueblo, Donna (Edward) Baker, Pueblo, Duane (Nancy) Akers, Los Angeles, Calif., Rhonda (Bernard) Samson, Pueblo, Kent (Kelly) Snyder, Loveland, Colo., and Ellen Carpenter of Pueblo West. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Reba was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and retired from the Colorado State Hospital Dietary Department after 28 years of service. She also volunteered her time at the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Cragin, Rena M. Snyder
Rena M. Snyder Cragin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1986 - Rena M. Snyder Cragin, 71, of Jasper, Ore., died Friday, Aug. 22, 1986, in Springfield, Ore. She lived in Ordway for 15 years, McClave for 10 years, and made her home in Las Animas, before moving to Jasper. She was married to Fay A. Snyder, who preceded her in death July 24, 1982. She married Irvin O. Cragin of Jasper, Ore., June 24, 1984, in Las Animas. She is survived by her husband, Irvin; one son, Raymond (Mary) Snider of Montrose; one granddaughter, Carol of Montrose; two brothers, Robert Middagh of Wolf Point, Mont.; and Jim Middagh, Corvallis, Ore.; two sisters, Marie Sneed of Aberdeen, Idaho; and Zora Hatton of Canon City; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, Las Animas, with interment in La Junta Cemetery.

Craig, A. B.
Chief of Police A. B. Craig - Rocky Mountain News – July 9, 1911, Page 9, Sect. I – Bob Harris at Pueblo, is charged with the murder of Chief of Police Craig of Rocky Ford, along with his father, Joseph Harris. His defense includes efforts to show that he was beaten and shot in the forehead before he shot the two officers. Claims defense can show the marshal's club was broken in two places. See, * Craig, A. B.

Craig, Charles L.
Charles L. Craig - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1962 - Charles L. Craig, at Jackson, Wyo., Aug. 26. Husband of Lorene V. Craig of the family home, 1914 N. Greenwood. Father of Miss Judith L. Craig, U. S. Navy at San Diego, Calif., and Charles R. Craig, U. S. Navy and grandfather of Charles Williams Craig, both of Clarksville, Ark.; son of Mrs. Amy T. Craig, 1914 N. Greenwood; brother of Robert T. Craig, Denver. Member of Broadway Christian Church; Silverton, Colo., San Juan Lodge No. 33, AF&AM. Graveside services 4 p.m. at Buena Vista, Colo. The body will lie in state from Wednesday noon until time of service.

Craig, Elizabeth
Elizabeth “Lib” Craig - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2002 - Age 88, of Pueblo West, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002. Elizabeth was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.; but she has lived in Pueblo West since 1973. She and her husband thoroughly enjoyed traveling and seeing all the beautiful sights along the way. Joseph passed away in June 1995. Elizabeth is survived by her children, Timothy (Susan) Craig, Gregory (Pat) Craig, Nancy (Russell) Cafferata; five grandchildren; one expected great-grandchild; sister, Arline Havemeyer; and special friend, Dorothy Rush. There will be no services, but Elizabeth will be greatly missed by all of her loved ones and friends.

Craig, Elmer
Elmer Craig - Huerfano World - September 10, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1905: Elmer Craig, 19, died of typhoid fever.

Craig, J. B.
J. B. Craig - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 13, 1911 - Negro Carried to Pueblo - Bob Harris, the negro who shot and killed Chief of Police J. B. Craig, and seriously wounded Officer Jacob Kipper, in Rocky Ford, and who was captured in Rocky Ford and taken to La Junta, was brought to Pueblo and placed in jail for safe keeping. Entirely concealed in two gunny sacks and heavily handcuffed and shackled, Harris was carried out of the jail at La Junta, placed in the bottom of an automobile, and hurried to Pueblo. Two auto loads of deputies in charge of Sheriff H. W. Potter of Otero county and two county commissioners made up the party in charge of Harris. The negro breathed a sigh of relief when he was placed in jail here. Several companies of state militia are being held in readiness to move on a moment's notice, under instructions from Gov. Shafroth, in case there is real danger of mob violence. It is now thought such danger has passed and all is quiet.

Craig, William C.
William C. Craig - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2003 - William C. Craig passed away Aug. 28, 2003, in Pueblo. Bill was born March 31, 1949, in Fairmont, Minn., and had lived in this area since 1986. Mr. Craig was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His survivors include three children and a sister. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 530 W. 13th street, Pueblo. Interment with full military honors will take place in Fairmont, Minn., at a later date.

Crain, Joan P.
Joan P. Crain - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1987 - Joan P. Crain of Pueblo. Wife of James H. Crain of Pueblo; mother of Daniel J. Beard of Phoenix, Ariz., Donald L. Beard, Phoenix, and Cathie Crumm of Englewood, Colo.; daughter of Violet York, Englewood; sister of Dorothy Bierly and Jack T. York, both of Englewood. Also survived by two grandchildren. Services, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Olinger Englewood Mortuary, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood. Services will conclude in the chapel. Family suggests contributions to Dream Weavers of Southern Colorado, Pueblo County, 3228 Northridge Drive, Pueblo, 81001.

Crain, Lorraine Milyard
Lorraine Milyard Crain - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2003 - Lorraine Milyard Crain, 85, passed away on July 1, 2003. She is predeceased by her first husband, Hugh Milyard; and her second husband, Sidney Crain; parents, brothers and sisters. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Hugh (Diana) Milyard; grandchildren, Kevin (Melinda) Milyard, Mike (Marne) Milyard, Eric (Megan) Milyard, Melissa (Jeff) Johnson, Dustin (Melanie) Milyard; 10 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Linda Cornwell (T.J. Sprawls), Corleen Crain, Loa Kennedy and Sid Crain Jr.; and numerous other relatives and friends. Lorraine had an avid love for her grandchildren, family, friends, and her beloved dog, “Missy.” Her family will always remember her passion for woodworking, gardening and family history. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family respectfully requests contributions to Hospice in lieu of flowers. Also, please visit Lorraine's memorial at

Cramer, Robert F.
Robert F. Cramer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1944 - Private Robert F. Cramer member of U.S. Army air force, pilot training school, Chandler field, Williams, Ariz., died at that place Sunday. Resident of Pueblo, born and reared here, member of Mount Carmel church. Survived by his sisters, Mrs. Lois Cozzeta, Pueblo; Mrs. Fern Edwards, Avondale, two brothers, John and Schon Arguella, Pueblo. Body en route to Pueblo. Arrangements later. T.G. & McCarthy & Sons, Inc. Pueblo Chieftain 2-17-1944 Private Robert Cramer, Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1944 - Grace McCune, sister of Mrs. Earl Craven and R. F. McCune and wife of W. D. McCune, local hospital Sunday. Arrangements later. Rouch Funeral Home.

Crandell, Marion G.
Marion G. Crandell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 5, 1918 - Her coffin draped with the tricolor and her body buried in a cemetery containing 6,000 French soldiers, Miss Marion G. Crandell, a sister of Mrs. George L. McCord of Denver, rests in French soil, honored by the entire French army as a brave soldier who fell at her post of duty.

Crane, James Russell
James Russell Crane - News Tribune/Post-Tribune/Daily Capital News - Jefferson City, MO - October 3, 2004 - James Russell Crane, age 87, of La Junta, Colo., died September 29, 2004, at Arkansas Valley Region Medical Center in La Junta, Colo. He was born April 21, 1917, in Trinidad, Colo., the youngest child of Floyd T. and Katie M. Allen Crane. He spent his formative years in Trinidad, Colo. with his grandparents, Silas P. and Mary L. Smith Crane, early settlers of Stamford, Colo. On February 2, 1938, in Trinidad, he was married to Sarah M. Gartside, who preceded him in death on January 29, 1979. He was married to Helen Wells Roberts Ruegg on November 10, 1979, in La Junta, Colo. She survives of the home. Mr. Crane attended Trinidad Public Schools. In 1934, he was an enrollee and assistant leader of Camp 1846 of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Colorado Springs, Colo. In November 1980, he retired as a locomotive engineer from the AT & SF after 39 years of service. He was an active member and former deacon and board member of the First Christian Church of La Junta. Mr. Crane is survived by a son: J. Thomas (Penny) Crane of Florence, Colo.; and daughters: Kathleen (Bruce) Berger of Jefferson City, and Cheryl L. McAuliffe of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren: Randall J. (Veronica) Crane and Tracey Crane (Bill) Valdez, both of Colo., and Jessica M. Berger of Jefferson City, also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2004, at the Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home of La Junta, Colo. Interment in the Fairview Cemetery of La Junta. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the donor's local historical or genealogical society.

Crane, Myrtle May
Myrtle May Crane – Pueblo Star Journal – January 3, 1910 – Services over the body of Myrtle May Crane, were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Jones, 716 Central Avenue, and at 2:30 from the Northern Avenue M. E. church where the pastor, Rev. C. U. Huett, officiated. The choir rendered “Face to Face,” “Nearer my God to Thee” and “Jesus Lover of My Soul.” The pall bearers were: H. I. Weskamp, E. R. Nichols, W. E. Walters, L. Dinge, Al Hirsch and Ed Beaman. Interment was in Mountain View cemetery in charge of West Bros. & Whiton.

Craney, Eileen J.
Eileen J. Craney - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1999 - Eileen J. Craney, passed away in her sleep Nov. 1, 1999. Eileen was born June 26, 1925, in Saginaw, Mich. Preceded in death by her son, Eric. She married Tim Craney in June 1949, and enjoyed 50 plus years together. They have three children, Dana (Lauree), Julie Styes, Jenny (Don) Horn; and 11 grandchildren. Eileen's memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. today at Pueblo Christian Center.

Cranford, Elmo Cecil
Elmo Cecil Cranford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2002 - Elmo Cecil Cranford, 102, went home to be with the Lord on March 7, 2002. He was born March 28, 1899, in Abbott, Texas. Preceded in death by wife, Ethel Cranford in 1985 after 67 years of marriage; son, Wesley Cranford; daughters, Fern Cox and Edith Cape; granddaughters, Rosemary Richardson and Joyce Chinnen; and great-grandchildren, Kim Sue Cranford, Shirley Chinnen and Tracy Huskin. Survived by grandchildren, Wesley Eugene (Sandra) Cranford of Lampasses, Texas, Richard (Joanne) Cranford of Colorado Springs, Ilona (Stephen) Millison of Pueblo, Pamala (David) McConnel of Pueblo, Alford (Pat) Cox of Martinez, Calif., Veronica Huskin, Pueblo, and Alan (Sharon) Cape of Billings, Mont. In addition, survivors include 15 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-great-grandchild and his special neighbors, Louis and Shirley Berardi. Elmo moved to Pueblo in 1916 and quickly became one of its most ardent residents. He lived through much of Pueblo's history. Several of his most vivid memories were construction of the present City Hall building and burning of the downtown Pueblo Opera House and Central buildings. One of his early jobs after arriving was cleaning up after the 1921 flood. He was employed by the CF&I from 1923 until he retired in 1964. He started at CF&I as a laborer when freight within the mill was still being moved with horse-drawn wagons and the men were paid in gold coins. During the Depression he and his family lived in company (CF&I) housing at Lime, Colo. He frequently relayed memories of his many adventures and early Pueblo history to his family and close friends who gathered often at his home. At retirement and for many years prior, he was a crane operator in the rail and electric shops. After retirement Elmo became an avid fisherman and drove vehicles for several local car dealerships. He will be greatly missed by all. Viewing will be from 1 until 6 p.m. today. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. (Please use second entrance) followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with a reception at the Adrian Comer Garden Hall after the service. Please note: Interment is prior to memorial service. The family may be contacted at 543-0545.

Cranmore, Fern U.
Fern U. Cranmore - Parsons Sun - April 29, 2004 - Parsons, KS - Fern Uvene Cranmore, 89, of Parsons, formerly of Columbus, Neb., died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Labette County Medical Center. She was born Sept. 10, 1914, in Memphis, Texas, to Oliver Lee and Rosa Valeria (Robert) Malloy. She moved to Colorado, where she attended schools. She married Clifford Cranmore on Dec. 16, 1930, in Trinidad, Colorado. He preceded her in death. They lived on a ranch in western Nebraska and in Texas before returning to Nebraska in 1952, living in Cedar Rapids, Norfolk and Columbus. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and cooking. Survivors include one son, Robert Cranmore of Rapid City, S.D.; two daughters, Betty Woods of Parsons and Lois Demuth of Fredericksburg, Va.; two sisters, Billie Fuller and Eva Robison of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Kenneth and Marvin; two granddaughters; five sisters; and two brothers. The service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McKown Funeral Home in Columbus, Neb., with the Rev. Paul Rowoldt officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Cranny, Jack
Jack Cranny - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2003 - Jack Cranny, 73, passed away Oct. 9, 2003, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Denver.

Cranston, John E.
John Eric Cranston - Huerfano World - May 12, 1994 - John Eric Cranston, 49, of Canon City, died Sunday, May 8, 1994 in St. Thomas More Hospital. Born July 4, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, to Harry and Lois Weir Cranston, he married Ann Day in Colorado Springs Apr. 26, 1985. Following a tour of duty with the US Air Force, he received his BA from Humboldt State University in California and his MA from Phillips University in Oklahoma. He was employed as an audiologist and speech pathologist with South Central Board of Cooperative Services (BOCES) working primarily in Cotopaxi and Westcliffe. He was also a member of several professional organizations, being especially active in American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Cancer Support Group in Canon City. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter, Denise Carpenter, Houston, TX; two sons, Kevin and Brian Schaefer, Canon City; his parents, Harry and Lois Cranston, Kensington, CA; a brother, Dave Cranston, Napa, CA; a sister, Susan Lehman, Novato, CA and a good friend, Joseph Solano. Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12 from First Baptist Church in Canon City. Cremation.

Craven, Boyd Hulen
Boyd Hulen Craven - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1986 - Boyd Hulen Craven, a lifetime resident of Pueblo, late of 2426 Acero, passed away Nov. 21, 1986. Boyd was born in Pueblo, Sept. 16, 1961. He graduated from Central High School in 1980, and was attending the University of Southern Colorado. Survivors include his parents, Laura Hale Craven and Donald Curtis Craven; and a brother, Curtis Hale "Chip" Craven, all of The Woodlands, Texas; his grandparents, Ida K. and H. Curtis Craven of Sun City West, Ariz.; and Val Monk of Conroe, Texas; one aunt, Peggy McMurry of The Woodlands, Texas; one uncle, Hulen A. Hale of Houston, Texas; one cousin, John McMurry of California; and dear friends, Jenny Poyner of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Kathleen "Kat" Crow of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The casket will be closed. The family will receive friends at the Salvatelli residence, 520 Goodnight, following the funeral service.

Cravens, Christopher D.
Christopher D. Cravens - Huerfano World - June 17, 1993 - Christopher D. Cravens, 19, of Broomfield, died June 13, 1993 in a car accident. Born Sept. 22, 1973, in Denver, he was graduated from Broomfield High School in 1991. He was self-employed as a carpet layer and interested in sky diving, recently completing his first jump. He was also into body building and restoring his 1969 Mustang. Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Juanita Cravens and a brother, Eric, all of Broomfield; his grandparents, Clara Pineda, Walsenburg and George and Marguerite Cravens, Idaho Springs; aunts and uncles. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from the First Christian Church in Broomfield. Burial will be in Sand Arroyo Cemetery at 4 p.m. Thursday (today).

Cravens, John E.
John E. Cravens - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1997 - Draper Mortuary Ontario, Calif. - John E. Cravens, 78, of Chino, Calif., died Oct. 8, at Columbia Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino. A retired dairy foreman, he was born in Dardnelle, Ark., and was a Chino resident for the past 36 years. Former Pueblo resident for 30 years. He was a member of the Mission Blvd. Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Nora, of Chino- three sons, Don Chi of Upland, Calif., Charles Cravens of Pearsal, Texas, and John Cravens of Chino- six daughters, Kathy Strawn and Jeannie Thompson, both of McPherson, Kan., Becky Hoover of Pueblo, Debbie Friloux of Colorado Springs, Sandra Easton of Chino, and Mary Cravens of Pomona- one sister, Imogene Carson of Mississippi- 19 grandchildren- and one great-grandson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mission Blvd. Church of Christ. Interment will be held in Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, Calif. Draper Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Craver, Peggy R.
Peggy R. Craver - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2006 - Peggy R. Craver departed this life on Jan. 19, 2006. She was born in Broken Bow, Okla., on Oct. 2, 1926. She and her husband, Pete moved to Colorado in 1951 where they began long and fulfilling careers in education. Peggy retired from teaching in District NO. 70 in 1987. Peggy was an avid golfer and enjoyed the many years she was able to spend with her husband and friends playing golf. She also enjoyed reading biographies, working with her flowers and winters in Arizona. Peggy is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Pete; brother, Van; and sister, Katherine. Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Pat Sollars, Penny (Joe) Ragan, and lifetime companion, Clyde Seybold. Also survived by grandchildren, Brian Baxter, Brandi Jackson, Justin Miketa, Holly and Kaley Ragan; five great-grandsons, a niece and nephew. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Rye Methodist Church. Private interment to follow at Brookside Cemetery in Rye. Memorial contributions may be made to Decibel Credit Union towards Craver 8th Grade Washington D.C. Scholarship.

Crawford, Charles Garland
Charles Garland Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2004 - Charles Garland Crawford, 78, of Rye, Colo., passed away March 23, 2004. Charles worked for Culligan Water Conditioning for 25 years and for School District 70 in Rye for 14 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1944 to 1946. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Charles was a volunteer fireman with the Rye Fire Department for 20 years. Most recently he gave of his time and talent doing volunteer projects for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He is preceded in death by his parents, Garland S. and Maybelle Crawford of Pueblo. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Phyllis; sons, Darryl (Stephanie) Crawford of Colorado City, and Scott (Gayle) Crawford of Gruver, Texas; grandchildren, Traci of Lubbock, Texas, Kalee of Gruver, Texas, and Seth of Pueblo; sisters, Mary Anne Jackson and Dorothy Mayes, both of Pueblo. A memorial service will be held in Charles' honor at 2 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2004, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rye Fire Department or the Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in care of the funeral home.

Crawford, Elsie H.
Elsie H. Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 1998 - Elsie H. Crawford, 92, of Pueblo passed away Oct. 3, 1998. Born at Lime, Colo., March 2, 1906. Preceded in death by her parents, John J. and Maude Crawford, and sister, Harriet V. Martin. Survived by nephew, Don (Donna) Martin, La Veta, niece, Norma (Ron) Urban, Pueblo, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Elsie was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1924. She retired from Industrial Relations Department, CF&I in 1970 after 44 years. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Home Builders Class, UMW and Rachel Circle. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. Funeral service following visitation on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

Crawford, Eugene J.
Eugene J. Crawford – Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1924 – The funeral of Eugene J. Crawford took place Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the United Davis-Vories chapel. Rev. D. D. Mitchell conducted the services. Interment was made in Mountain View cemetery.

Crawford, Fred
Fred Crawford – Huerfano World – May 11, 2006 – Fred Crawford, 82, of La Veta, born on November 25, 1923 in Channing, Texas to Carl and Lydia Crawford, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at his home in La Veta. Mr. Crawford grew up on a farm 12 miles northeast of Channing. At the age of 13 he moved to Lytle, Texas near San Antonio, where he graduated from high school in 1941. He worked eight years for Phillips Petroleum Co. Engineering Dept. In 1949, he went into business for himself as a pipeline contractor, which he sold in 1975 and moved to La Veta in 1976. Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife, Janet, children; James Crawford, New Jersey, Ron (Cindy) Smith, Texas, daughter-in-law, Debbie Albracht, Texas, five grandchildren, two brothers, William C. and Terrell Crawford. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Eddie Smith. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Monday, May 8, at the united Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the La Veta United Methodist Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Crawford, G. G.
G. G. Crawford - Colorado Daily Chieftain - January 30, 1875 - Mr. G. G. Crawford, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, died on Thursday last in this city, and was buried on Friday. He was traveling in Colorado for his health. The Odd Fellows of Pueblo attended the funeral.

Crawford, George P.
George P. Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - George P. Crawford, 89, passed away Oct. 15, 2002, in Ca–on City. Survived by his children, Sue (Wayne) Davis of Ca–on City, Jeanine (Robert L.) Werner of Sanger, Calif., and Tom (Janice) Crawford of Jakara, Indonesia; grandchildren, Timothy, Stephen, Andrea, Diedra, Robert, Sara, Janelle, Jana, Jennifer and Samuel; and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Alma Crawford. George was born Feb. 6, 1913, in Vandale, Ark., and retired from the City of Pueblo. Member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. He will lie in state at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Beulah Cemetery with Rev. E. Wayne Davis and Rev. Tom Crawford officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 310 N. 19th, in Canon City. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Crawford, Gladys
Gladys Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1998 - Gladys Crawford passed away Nov. 30, 1998. Private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.

Crawford, Mary C.
Mary C. Crawford - La Veta Signature - September 8, 1988 - Mary C. Crawford, 67, of La Veta, died Sunday, September 4, at the Trinidad State Nursing Home, where she had been a patient. Mrs. Crawford was born March 13, 1921 in Mt. Dora, New Mexico to Carl and Noena Clark. She married J. Fred Crawford on April 24, 1964, in Dumas Texas. Mrs. Crawford was a member of the United Methodist Church in La Veta and a member of Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband J. Fred Crawford of La Veta; three sons, Edwin B. Smith and Ronald L. Smith, both of Amarillo, Texas, and Dr. Jim D. Crawford, Teaneck, New Jersey; five grandchildren, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 7, at the united Methodist Church in La Veta. Interment was at the La Veta Cemetery.

Crawford, Mary E.
Mary E. Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2001 - Mary E. Crawford, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 13, 2001. Preceded in death by her father, two sisters and one great-grandchild. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Norman Crawford; children, Julius (Carolyn) Updegraff, Nathanial Norton (Patty) Updegraff, Bonnie (Daniel) Godack and Rebecca (Jeff) Stockton; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church in her memory.

Crawford, Minnie Edith
Mrs. Minnie Edith Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - April 3, 1912 - Mrs. Minnie Edith Crawford , Tuesday, April 2, 1912, Mrs. Minnie Edith Crawford died, wife of E. P. Crawford, formerly of this city, in Kansas City, Mo. The deceased is survived by the husband and mother, Mrs. H. F. Lamb. The remains will arrive in Pueblo Thursday and will be taken to West Bros. & Whiton's undertaking establishment. Funeral announcement will be made later.

Crawford, Thelma
Thelma Crawford - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 24, 1996 – Thelma Crawford, 82, owner of Crawford Dental Lab for 45 years, died April 20, 1996, at a local hospital. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, with Dr. Warren Hile officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. She was born May 6, 1913, in Pueblo to Claude and Leona (Harris) Engle. Mrs. Crawford was married Nov. 17, 1932, in Pueblo to George "Bud" H. Crawford, who died in 1981. She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Barrette of Colorado Springs; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Crawford was a lifetime resident of Colorado Springs.

Crawford, W. C. (Twins of)
Twins of W. C. Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1930 - Crawford - Twins of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Crawford, boy and girl, died at a local hospital Sunday. Bodies are at the Davis Mortuary.

Crawford, William J.
William J. Crawford - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2000 - Chieftain file photo - Bill Crawford, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for World War II bravery, in 1998 - Medal recipient Crawford dies at 81 by Dennis Darrow - William Crawford, whose bravery as an Army private in World War II led to his becoming the first of Pueblo's four Medal of Honor recipients, died Wednesday at his home in Palmer Lake near Colorado Springs, a friend close to the family said. He was 81. Crawford's death comes six months before his childhood hometown of Pueblo hosts the national Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention, an event expected to draw many of the nation's 149 surviving Medal recipients. At the convention, the city will unveil a major outdoor memorial to its four Medal recipients - the others of whom survive - but now another event will take on equal attention. Each year, the Medal recipients conduct a special memorial service in honor of colleagues who've died in the past year. Crawford is the second Medal recipient to pass away this year. Funeral arrangements weren't available Wednesday. Over the years, Pueblo has honored Crawford and the other three Medal recipients on numerous occasions. In the 1990s, Crawford made frequent visits as part of the city's Home of Heroes activities. Most recently, he visited to inspect the bronze sculpture of him that's part of the outdoor display. Crawford received the Medal for the heroism he displayed during heavy fighting in September 1943 near Altavilla, Italy, when on three separate occasions - and on his own initiative - he raced through intense enemy fire to detonate hand grenades on enemy gun sites. The story of his award goes beyond those actions. After the battle, Crawford, who was a squad scout, was captured by the Germans and presumed dead. So in 1945, the Medal was given to his father. Later in the year, Crawford was among a group of soldiers rescued from German control. Crawford spoke modestly of his award. "I was just glad that I was doing my part," he said in an interview several years ago. "I figured it was just a normal call of duty. I happened to be at the right place at the right time." Crawford re-enlisted in the Army in 1947 and retired in 1967 as a master sergeant. Later, he worked as a janitor at the Air Force Academy. While working at the academy, he mentioned to friends that he never received the Medal from the president. In 1984, during that year's Air Force Academy graduation, President Ronald Reagan presented him the Medal. Pueblo's other hometown Medal recipients are Carl Sitter and Jerry Murphy, honored for their efforts in the Korean War; and Drew Dix, honored for heroism in the Vietnam War. Today, all three reside away from Pueblo but visit often and plan to return for the national convention, set Sept. 19-24. The Denver Rocky Mountain News - March 17, 2000 - Pueblo War Hero Crawford Dies - William Crawford, a World War II veteran who received the prestigious Medal of Honor, died Wednesday at his home in Palmer Lake near Colorado Springs, a family friend said. He was 81. Crawford's death comes 6 months before his childhood hometown of Pueblo hosts the National Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention, an event expected to draw many of the nation's 149 surviving Medal recipients. The Medal was bestowed on Crawford for the heroism he displayed as an Army private during heavy fighting in September 1943 near Altaville, Italy. - The Colorado Springs Gazette - March 19, 2000 - William J. Crawford - Retired Master Sgt. Crawford, 81, died March 15, 2000, at his residence in Palmer Lake. He was a retired civil service worker and past director of the Lucretia Vaille Museum in Palmer Lake. He served in the Army for 23 years, attaining the rank of master sergeant. He was a Medal of Honor recipient. He was born May 19, 1918, in Pueblo to George H. and Minnie (Henson) Crawford, who are deceased. He was married Jan. 13, 1946, to Eileen Bruce. He is survived by his wife; a son, Daniel Bruce; a daughter, Beverly Jean Kite; a sister, Frieda Kahle; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today and 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Burial will be at the Air Force Academy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 619 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2000 - Family recalls Crawford as 'our silent hero' by Dennis Darrow – Colorado Springs - In the presence of family, friends and Pueblo's three other Medal of Honor recipients, William Crawford was laid to rest Tuesday at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The funeral was one for the generations. The academy's Cadet Chorale provided music and another group of cadets served as pall bearers during the morning prayer service at the Air Force Academy chapel. Afterward, the body of the 81-year-old retired Army master sergeant received a military burial at the academy's cemetery. In Denver, Gov. Bill Owens directed state offices to lower their flags to half staff on Tuesday. Pastor Ed Kite of Rocky Ford, a brother-in-law of Crawford's who delivered the main eulogy, said the World War II hero lived humbly by the creed of God, family and country. "He loved this country with all his heart," Kite said. Calling Crawford "our silent hero," Kite said his brother-in-law wasn't one to trumpet his own accomplishments. Moreover, he would help on any project no matter how big or small, Kite said. "Bill always wanted to do his part. It didn't matter what he did." Another speaker, Pete Lemon of Colorado Springs, a Medal of Honor recipient during the Vietnam War, recalled the close friendship he formed with Crawford in recent years. "Bill always had a smile on his face. He always had a handshake. He always had a story," Lemon said. An estimated 300 people - many from Pueblo and Southern Colorado – attended the funeral, the threat of a heavy spring snowstorm never materializing. Those gathered included Crawford's wife, Eileen; his son, Daniel Bruce Crawford of Rocky Ford; his daughter, Beverly Jean Kite of Rocky Ford; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frieda Kahle of Idaho Springs. Also in attendance were Pueblo's three other Medal of Honor recipients: Carl Sitter and Jerry Murphy from the Korean War and Drew Dix from the Vietnam War. The group - all of whom live outside Colorado now - had hoped their next reunion would come this fall when Pueblo hosts the national Congressional Medal of Honor Society convention. The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest military honor given for "conspicuous acts of individual gallantry at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty." Nationwide, less than 1,000 such honors have been bestowed since World War I, with almost two-thirds of the recipients killed in action. Today, only 149 recipients remain alive. Pueblo's four recipients is a record for a city its size; and Pueblo also is the only city in the U.S. with three surviving hometown Medal recipients. Crawford was awarded the Medal for his heroism during heavy fighting in September 1943 near Altavilla, Italy. A squad scout, he voluntarily raced through heavy enemy gunfire on three occasions to heave hand grenades on enemy gun sites. He then retrieved an enemy machine gun to continue his advance. Later, he was captured by German soldiers and spent 19 months in a prisoner of war camp. Presumed dead by U.S. military leaders, his Medal was initially presented to his father in a 1944 ceremony at Fort Carson. In 1986 he was re-issued a Medal by President Reagan. His deep religious convictions led Crawford to forgive his German captors, Kite said. "There was no hatred. There was no malice. There was no place in his heart . . . for malice," Kite said. Crawford loved the military life but downplayed the celebrity born of the Medal. He returned from the war to marry Eileen and work as an Army recruiter in the Colorado Springs area. In time the couple began raising their family on their small ranch in Palmer Lake near Colorado Springs. His passion for the military was so strong that, after retiring from the Army in the 1960s, he explored other jobs with little enthusiasm but then learned of a janitor's opening at the academy. He gladly accepted. "There were young people there," Kite recalled. Crawford's appreciation for young people also led him to play a key role for more than 50 years in the Palmer Lake Yule Log festival, similar to the Christmastime festival hosted in Beulah each year. Active in other civic organizations, he was a member of the Tri-Lakes Kiwanis Club, past director of the Lucretia Vaille Museum in Palmer Lake and a member of a local veteran's honor court. Colorado Springs Gazette - March 19, 2000 - Retired Master Sgt. William J. Crawford, 81, died March 15, 2000, at his residence in Palmer Lake. He was a retired civil service worker and past director of the Lucretia Vaille Museum in Palmer Lake. He served in the Army for 23 years, attaining the rank of master sergeant. He was a Medal of Honor recipient. He was born May 19, 1918, in Pueblo to George H. and Minnie (Henson) Crawford, who are deceased. He was married Jan. 13, 1946, to Eileen Bruce. He is survived by his wife; a son, Daniel Bruce; a daughter, Beverly Jean Kite; a sister, Frieda Kahle; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today and 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., 634-1597. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. Burial will be at the Air Force Academy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 619 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

Crawley, Jack
Jack Crawley - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 22, 1868 - Our excellent correspondent A. S. W., writes us from Oro City, that Jack Crawley was shot by W. F. Phillips, on the evening of October 18, at the 5-20 saloon. Crawley died without speaking. Both had been drinking, and at the time of the shooting were disputing about some old gambling difficulty. An examination of Phillips was to be had the next day. Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 29, 1868 - Poor Jack! While he possessed some noble and generous qualities, which commanded the respect and good feeling of many, he yet, by his overbearing, garrulous disposition while under the influence of liquor, has met the fate long predicted - a sudden, violent death. The days of rowdyism, in this part of the world, have passed, and I imagine the decent, law abiding citizen is the gainer.

Creahan, Patrick
Patrick Creahan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1935 - Patrick Creahan, 71, Sept 10, local hospital. Body to Denver. Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Creech, H.
H. Creech – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: H. Creech is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. H. Creech: American, age 38, single. He was a “driver” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster. Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as H. Creesch.

Creech, Jessie Pauline
Jessie Pauline Creech - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2000 - Jessie Pauline Creech passed away Oct. 28, 2000, in Canon City. Survived by her children, Darla (Fred) Kettering, John Ivy (Pauline) Creech, Aurelia (Dale) Simshauser, Sherry Creech, Terry Creech; sisters, Annabelle Ellis, Oleta Spurlin, Virgie Wallis; brothers, Jay (Wilma) Worley, LaVern (Jeanette) Worley; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Ivy Creech, on April 16, 1983; son, Donald Ray Creech, on March 13, 1954; brother, Orin Worley; sister, Willa Mae Taylor; and granddaughter, Lori Lea Storm. Born Feb. 15, 1915, in Delta, Colo., and was a longtime Florence area resident. Member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Canon City, where she served as a Deaconess and was head of the funeral dinner committee for many years. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3180 E. Main St. in Canon City, with Pastor Wayne Nazarenus officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon. Those who desire may make memorials to the Deaconess Fund at the church or to the Four Mile Christian School, through the funeral home office.

Creehan, Patrick
Patrick Creehan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1935 - Funeral - Patrick Creehan, 71, Sept. 10, local hospital. Body to Denver. Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Creekmore, Louise M.
Louise M. Creekmore - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2002 - Age 70, passed away Dec. 31, 2001. Survived by her children, Joetta Hacket of Nevada, Dwight Rogers of Missouri, Charles Rodgers of California, Kevin Coin and John Rogers, both of Wyoming, Steve Coin, Richard Darris and William Coin, all of Colorado. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation with no services.

Cremer, Nicholas
Nicholas Cremer - Trinidad Enterprise – August 15, 1873 – On the 2nd instant, Nicholas Cremer, an old resident of Central, committed suicide, at that place, by shooting himself. The ball penetrated the brain and resulted in almost instant death. No cause is known for the rash act.

Crenshaw, Roy
Roy Crenshaw - Rocky Mountain News - July 24, 1911 - Roy Crenshaw, at Porcupine District, Ontario, died in the flames of the Porcupine fire. A miner, he was 30 years old and a son of Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Crenshaw of 716 East Sixth Street, Pueblo, Colo. He was a miner and had recently been prospecting in Utah and Arizona, arriving in Canada two months ago. Rocky Mountain News - July 15, 1911 - Remains of J. R. Crenshaw, a Pueblo boy, who lost his life in the recent forest fires near Porcupine, Ont., have been lost somewhere between Ontario and this City, all efforts to learn of the whereabouts have been unavailing. He was interred along with many others in an unmarked grave, but on the request of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Crenshaw of this city, that he be disinterred and sent to Pueblo last Tuesday. The remains should arrive in Pueblo not later than Thursday.

Crenshaw, William T.
William T. "Ted" Crenshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2002 - William T. "Ted" Crenshaw, 62, died Jan. 31, 2002, in Pueblo West. Survived by his soul mate, Beryl Bussey; four sons; one sister; and four brothers. In 1956, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for 23 years, retiring as a master sergeant, specializing in fire protection. He served as Chief of the Woodmoor-Monument Fire Protection District for 14 years and then as a Kentucky State Fire Marshall for four years. He and Beryl moved to Pueblo West in 2001. Services, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Road, Monument, Colo. Burial with fireman honors at Monument Cemetery. Full military honors by U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted's memory to Have a Heart Save a Life, 1855 Woodmoor Drive, Monument, CO 80132.

Cresevik, John
John Cresevik – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: John Cresevik is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. John Cresevik: Austrian, age 38, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Crespin, Arlene D.
Arlene D. Crespin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2003 - Arlene D. Crespin, 39, was born on March 2, 1963, and was given back to our God on Friday, Dec. 27, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving brother, Napoleon "Nappy" Crespin Jr. Arlene is survived by her daughter, whom she cherished above all else, Jennifer Leigh Crespin, of the family home. She is also survived by her father and mother, Napoleon and Betty Crespin, also of the family home. Arlene also leaves to cherish her beloved memory; sisters, Nina (Ruben Lopez) Crespin and Betty Ann (Manuel) Castillo, all of Pueblo, Colo., Angela (Neil) Fallon of Washington, D.C.; brother, Mark (Jackie) Crespin of Pueblo. Arlene is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, a great-nephew and by numerous aunts, uncles, friends and relatives. Arlene graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1982. She was a very devoted mother and best friend to her little Jenny. Arlene will be fondly remembered for her warmth, her innocence and most of all the love she gave so freely to everyone around her. She loved family gatherings and always made the best of all situations. She was a great cook and made the best salsa. We will all miss Arlene's reassuring smile that was there for anyone who wanted it and her laughter, which could fill the air. We should always remember that God lends us his angels only for a short while. Arlene would have wanted us all to be strong. A celebration of her life will be a rosary recitation on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at 7 p.m. and at a Mass on Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at 10 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Blende. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery, followed by a reception at St. Joseph's Hall. The Crespin family is receiving family and friends at 27390 South Road. A trust fund has been set up in the name of Jennifer L. Crespin at Pueblo Bank & Trust.

Crespin, Isidro
Isidro Crespin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2002 - Isidro Crespin, 94, of Pueblo, passed away June 19, 2002. Born March 13, 1908, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Landro and Florentina Crespin, who preceded him in death. Also preceded by his wife, Massie Crespin; daughter, Pauline Valdez; and grandchildren, Ronald Crespin and Patrick Vecchio. He is survived by his sons, Isidro Jr. and Benedicto Crespin; daughters, Nora Urioste, Lena C. Vecchio and Marcella Ramos; sister, Donelia Flores; 26 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; special grandchild, JoAnn Chavez; and adopted grandson, Christopher Rodriguez. Isidro loved his cats, his flowers and gardening. He especially loved to fight with his family (in a fun way). Viewing will be today from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's with celebrant, Rev. Ed Pettit. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Crespin, Lorenzo Lawrence
Lorenzo Lawrence Crespin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2000 - Lorenzo Lawrence Crespin, 48, of Pueblo, passed away June 23, 2000. Born March 5, 1952, in Avondale, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Betty Veronica Crespin. Survived by his loving wife, Annette R. Crespin of the family home; children, Lorenzo, Jason, and Dorothy Shay Crespin, all of Pueblo; special nephew, Aaron Gallegos. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; father-in-law, J.P. (Dorothy) Duran, Pueblo; brothers, Raymond Crespin Jr., Avondale, Gilbert Crespin, Pueblo, and Ben Crespin, Pueblo; sisters, Cindy Romero, Pueblo, Isabel Crespin, Pueblo, Rose Gallegos, Pueblo, Molly (George) Fresquez, Pueblo, Beatrice (Bob) Vigil, Pueblo, Vera (Frank) Garcia, Penrose, Evelyn Bonds, California, Angie (Randy) Smith, California, and Corrine Hewitt, California. Lawrence enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting stamps, marbles, coins, records and Elvis collectibles, and also enjoyed building and roofing construction. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his wife, children, brothers and sisters. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery in Avondale, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Church Hall after interment.

Crews, A. G.
A. G. Crews - Huerfano World - September 23, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1933: A.G. Crews, who bought the Martin ranch adjoining town in 1918 in partnership with E.S. Dickinson, died at the age of 89.

Crews, Elizabeth June
Elizabeth (Beth) June Koenig Crews - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Elizabeth (Beth) June Koenig Crews, age 38, of Pueblo, passed away Monday morning, Aug. 7, 2000. She was born on Jan. 29, 1962. Beth was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, and was born and raised on the Don K Ranch, belonging to her family. Beth attended school in Beulah, and was a graduate of Pueblo County High School, where she participated in the National High School Rodeo Finals as a senior. Beth loved riding and a variety of activities, as well as being an avid reader. Beth was a devoted mother to her two children, Ellery, age 12, and Shiloh, age 8, who survive her. Beth is also survived by her parents, Don and Bonnie Koenig of Pueblo; brothers, Hal (Deb) Koenig of Bayfield, Colo., and John Koenig of Parsippany, N.J. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Thursday, 1 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ellery and Shiloh Crews Education Fund in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Cribari, Charles
Charles "Chuck" Cribari - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1986 - Charles "Chuck" Cribari of 614 Jackson, May 31, 1986. Husband of Mary Kathryn Cribari. Father of Christine R. Wilson, Catherine A. Taylor, Francine M. Adams, Charles J. Cribari, Regina L. Murray, Mary L. Girodo, John P. Cribari, Julieann Hobbs, Karen J. Cribari, and Karla J. Cribari. Survived also by five grandchildren, three brothers, five sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by three brothers. A Pueblo resident since 1955 and a graduate of Colorado College, Mr. Cribari was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during WWII, a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and the American Association of Clinical Pathologists. He was the owner-operator of the Pueblo Medical Center Laboratory. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Logan Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers; memorials may be made to the SEARCH program in care of the Shrine of St. Therese.

Cribari, Katherine Marie
Katherine Marie Cribari - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1986 - Katherine Marie Cribari, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 23, 1986, in Fort Worth, Texas. Wife of Joseph F. Cribari, who passed away Nov. 21, 1965. Mother of Jo Ann Dooner and Georgene Preston, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Kathy (Richard) Hamer, Fort Worth, Texas. Grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of eight. Sister of Charles Quaranta, Adeline (John) Costa, Virginia (Denny) Rossi and Vera Stancato, all of Pueblo. Mrs. Cribari served as a realtor. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Cremation, Almont Crematory. The family will receive friends at the church after the Sunday evening service. Please omit food and flowers; gifts in her memory may be made to donor's favorite charity.

Cribbell, Nate
Nate Cribbell – Pueblo Indicator – January 3, 1914 – Siloam – Siloam, Colorado, Dec. 28, 1913 – Nate Cribbell who was taken to the hospital in Pueblo for an operation, died the following morning and was taken to Florence for burial last Saturday. He leaves a wife and little child to whom we extend our sincere sympathy.

Crill, Myrtle Marie
Myrtle Marie Crill - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1987 - Myrtle Marie Crill, Pueblo resident since 1936, passed away Oct. 30, 1987. Mrs. Crill was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Crill in 1935; three brothers, Francis Herren in 1918, Clyde Herren in 1972 and Virgil Herren in 1982. Also preceded in death by her mother, Lula Herren in 1970; father, James T. Herren in 1972; and one granddaughter, Troy Crill in 1960. Survivors include her son, Roy Crill of Pueblo; one sister, Opal Albano of Slidell, La.; one brother, John (Helen) Herren of Springfield, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Jack Crill of Walsh; two sisters-in-law, Rella Herren of Sun City, Ariz., and Edith Herren of Pueblo. Also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Leaon Griswold of the Park Hill Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made to the 6300 wing at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital through the funeral home office.

Crippen, Robert W.
Robert W. Crippen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1987 - Robert W. Crippen passed away Feb. 7, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mildred Crippen; children, Lorraine Sylvester, Deborah Shumaker, Sherry Crippen, Roberta Crippen, Angelique Crippen and Ernest Robinson. Also survived by his mother, Bernice Crippen; six brothers, one sister and seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Ervin Crippen, and son, William Crippen. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Cripps, Donald Ray
Donald Ray Cripps - Poteau Daily News & Sun - August 26, 2004 - Poteau, OK - Donald Ray Cripps, 56, of Poteau, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Talihina. He was born Oct. 9, 1947 at Wister to Raymond and Mary Andrews Cripps. He served with the Delta Company 114 in Vietnam. He was an electrician at the Talihina Veterans Center. He married Jane Taylor in Trinidad, Colo. on July 3, 2004. He was a member of Ellis Chapel of Wister and the VFW. He loved to restore old cars and working on his farm. He was preceded in death by one son, Christopher Cripps; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Ethel Andrews; paternal grandparents, William and Stella Cripps. Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Brent Cripps of Talihina; two daughters, Shyla Cripps and Kambri Cripps, both of Talihina; one stepson, John Sparks of Dallas, Texas; one stepdaughter, Christy Sparks of Fort Smith, Ark.; one grandson, Layne Cripps; his parents of Wister; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Lee and Jody Cripps of Heavener, Billy Burt and Ann Cripps, Jarod Lynn and Crystal Cripps, all of Wister; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Shirley Sue Scogin of Bayminet, Ala., Judy Ann and Mike Lovitt of Wister and Mary Gale and Tony Newman of Pocola, Patricia Carol and Jerry Davis of Heavener; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at the Ellis Chapel in Wister with the Rev. Jack Covey officiating under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Gary Wooten, Mike Lovitt, Tony Newman, Raymond Cripps, Bill Cripps and Jarod Cripps.

Crisman, Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee Chrisman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2005 - Tommy Lee Chrisman, passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2005 in Pueblo. He was born on Dec. 24, 1954, in Great Falls, Mont., and had lived in Pueblo for many years. Tommy was a graduate of Centennial High School and a member of Phi Thete Kappa at Pueblo Community College. He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Chrisman; and is survived by his wife, Dana Chrisman of Pueblo; mother, Letha Sawyer of Kansas; three children, Andon, Jon and Brennen, all of Pueblo; a sister, Karen (David) Ternes, and a brother, Richard (Linda) Chrisman, both of Kansas. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A graveside service will be held at, 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2005, in the Mountain View Cemetery. Attendees should enter the cemetery to the west, through the Acero Street gate. The family may be contacted at 2702 Baltimore Ave., 671-5892 or 543-8686. Contributions in memory of Tommy can be made to an account in his name at either Academy National Bank locations in each Wal-Mart store in Pueblo.

Crisman, W. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. W. H. (Minnie Button) Crisman - Green Ridge Missouri Local News - August 23, 1956: Mrs. W. H. Crisman Died Aug 2 - Wife of a Former Editor of The Green Ridge Local News Passed Away in Colorado - Family Left Here Years Ago. Word has been received in this community of the illness and death of a former resident, Mrs. W. H. Crisman, who will be well remembered by older persons in Green Ridge [MO].  It will be recalled that Mr. Crisman was at one time editor of the Green Ridge Local News. Mr. and Mrs. Crisman, with their family of seven children, lived in Green Ridge for twenty-two years.  In 1917 they moved to Ordway, Colorado where Mr. Crisman published a newspaper which they edited until the close of World War I.  In 1929 the W.H. Crismans moved to Pueblo, Colorado, where Mr. Crisman published a weekly newspaper until the time of his retirement from active business. For several years Mrs. Crisman had been in failing health. A recent fall resulted in a broken hip and death followed within a few days, on August 2.  She was ninety-one years of age. Mrs. Crisman is survived by her seven children: Rev. Homer C. Crisman, First Methodist Church, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Mrs. Hermann Schoenen, Seattle, WA; Mrs. Estella Johnson (Mrs. Wil. R. Johnson), Hitchcock, TX; Mrs. Faye Poole, Topeka, KS; Mrs. Elvie Metcalf, Denver, CO; William Lee Crisman, Pueblo, Colorado and Mrs. Margaret Lewis, formerly of Denver, Colorado, but now enroute with her husband to Iraq where Mr. Lewis will be directing surveys for large irrigation projects. There are six surviving grandchildren: Dr. H. Ronald Crisman now completing a 3-year residency in eye surgery at the University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Margaret Ellen Woods, Hays, KS; Misses Susan and Ann Shaver, Denver, CO; Thomas Crisman Poole, who is in military service in Japan and his sister, Mrs. Nadine Cummings, who, with her husband are in service in the Azores. There are seven great-grandchildren: Randee Jane, Janet Ann, Ronald Paul and Susan Louise Crisman in Portland, OR; Richard Crisman Woods and Patti Faye Woods of Hays, KS; and Marc Cummings. Mr. W. H. Crisman is now making his home in Denver, CO. Funeral services for Mrs. Crisman were conducted in Pueblo Saturday, August 4 and interment was in the family lot in Hillcrest Gardens, Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery.

Crisman, William Henry
William Henry Crisman - Green Ridge Missouri Local News - October 2, 1958 - Former Editor of Local News Is Dead - Word has been received in the office informing us of the death of a longtime resident of Green Ridge, William Henry Crisman. Mr. Crisman was born near Red Oak, Iowa in 1868 and with his family moved to Kansas and Nebraska where he lived until about 1895.  At that time he moved to Green Ridge, Missouri, or as he often recalled, he “rode a bicycle from Nebraska to Missouri.”  Mrs. Crisman and their son, Homer, came shortly after the arrival of Mr. Crisman.  Farming was engaged in by Mr. Crisman for a few years prior to the purchase of the Green Ridge Local News, then owned by Harry Farr.  During the 22 years Mr. Crisman lived in Green Ridge the family increased by five daughters and one son, Mr. Crisman was interested in community affairs and his newspaper became a medium to aid community development.  At one time he helped organize and direct the community brass band.  He was a member of the former Methodist Episcopal Church.  He also belonged to several fraternal orders but took most active part in the Masonic order.  On several occasions he was master of the local Masonic Lodge! In 1914 he was recognized in a special way by being appointed District Deputy Grand lecturer in the St. Louis District of the Grand Lodge until the time of his death.  One of his most cherished possessions was a beautiful watch appropriately inscribed and presented to him by the local lodge on December 25, 1911. Apart from his newspaper interests Mr. Crisman engaged in a number of enterprises.  Together with George Hollenbeck he built the first grain elevator in Green Ridge.  Both men later disposed of their interests in this project.  Mr. Crisman and the late John Ridenour then were engaged in the real estate business for several years. By 1917 the family needs had developed to such an extent that another move seemed necessary.  Mr. Crisman and his son, Homer purchased the county seat newspaper in Ordway, Colorado, and the family moved to that Colorado community.  While in Ordway Mr. Crisman's community leadership ability was recognized when he was elected to membership in the state legislature.  Following the close of the First World War the Crismans disposed of their newspaper interests in Ordway.  Shortly after this Mr. Crisman moved to Pueblo, Colorado, where he edited a weekly newspaper until the time of his retirement at the age of seventy five years. Mrs. Crisman died in 1956 and at this time Mr. Crisman moved to Denver, Colorado to be near his two daughters living there. Mr. Crisman had enjoyed exceptional good health until shortly before his death which resulted from cerebral hemorrhage September 16, 1958.   Funeral services were conducted in Pueblo, Colorado on Friday, September 19 and burial by the side of Mrs. Crisman was in Valhallo Cemetery. Mr. Crisman had kept an active, lively interest in the members of his family and was greatly beloved by each member.  The occasion of his death brought the children of the family together for the first time in a long number of years.  Mr. Crisman is survived by his seven children: The Reverend Homer C. Crisman, Box 18, Lander, Wyoming; Grace Schoenen, 1027 Beleview Court, Seattle, WA; Mrs. Estelle Johnson, 46 Woodlawn, Hitchcock, TX; Mrs. Faye Poole, 1722 Randolf, Topeka, KS; Mrs. Elvie Metcalf, 835 South Fillmore, Denver, CO; Lee Crisman, General Delivery, Pueblo, CO. Mr. Crisman is also survived by six grandchildren: Dr. Ronald Crisman, Missoula, Montana; Margaret Ellen Wood, Hayes, Kansas; Thomas Poole, Jr., Topeka, Kansas; Nadine Cummings, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Miss Ann Shaver; Miss Susan Shaver, Denver, Colorado. There are also eight surviving great-grandchildren. [Note: Mr. Crisman's wife was Minnie Button, born 1864, died 2 Aug 1956 Pueblo, CO.  They are buried at Valhalla/Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo, CO.]

Crisp, Lucille M.
Lucille M. Crisp - Huerfano World - December 27, 2001 - Lucille M. Crisp, former editor of the Huerfano World and loving wife and mother, died Dec. 13, 2001, at age 88, in Pueblo, Colo. Mrs. Crisp was born Edna Lucille Myers on Aug. 3, 1913, in Morley, Colo. A few years later, her family moved to Wagon Mound, N.M., where she graduated from high school as class valedictorian at age 16. She then attended New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., where she received her teaching certificate. Upon receiving her teaching certificate, Mrs. Crisp taught school in Watrous, N.M., until she married Charles F. Reynolds on March 17, 1932. Their marriage came to a tragic end on April 2, 1933. Mr. Reynolds died from an accidental gunshot wound shortly after the loss of their first baby who died during childbirth. After the loss of her first husband and baby, she returned to teaching school in Watrous, N.M. On Jan. 7, 1935, she married Arch Crisp, a Texas cattle rancher who had moved to New Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Crisp lived on various ranches in New Mexico until 1945 when they sold their ranch near Estancia, N.M., and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. In 1946, they moved to Colorado and the first year lived and ran cattle on the Vega Ranch located northeast of Trinidad. The next two years were spent at a ranch located north of Walsenburg near Apache. In 1949, they moved to Walsenburg and ran cattle east of town near the Cucharas Reservoir. In 1954, Mrs. Crisp went to work for the Huerfano World newspaper in Walsenburg where she worked for approximately 20 years. During that time she worked as a proofreader, feature story writer, society editor and editor. She will be remembered by many for a weekly column she wrote in the Huerfano World entitled "Crisp Comments." During her newspaper career she also worked as a correspondent for The Pueblo Chieftain for approximately one year in 1968 and, again, for one year after she left the Huerfano World at the end of 1974. After she retired from her newspaper career, she spent most of her time helping her husband at the ranch until they retired from ranching in 1982. Mrs. Crisp was a member of Eastern Star, the Huerfano County Historical Society, the Colorado Cowbelles and the Huerfano County Republican Central Committee. She was honored by Huerfano County Republicans during their Lincoln Day dinner in Walsenburg on Feb. 4, 2000. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Audrey Myers and Helen Ross; and her beloved husband, Arch Crisp, who passed away on May 21, 1988. Mrs. Crisp continued to live in Walsenburg until November 2000 when she moved to Pueblo to live near her great-grandchildren and with her son and daughter-in-law, David and Sheryl Crisp. Survivors include several nieces; her sister, Eugenia Kalby; two brothers, James Myers and Arthur Myers; two sons, David (Sheryl) Crisp and James (Bridget) Crisp; three grandchildren, Russell (Suzanne) Crisp, Lisa (Todd) Pasquin and Becky (Mark) Chasse; and six great-grandchildren, John and Ysabel Soto, Brandon, Josh and Justin Crisp, and Luc Pasquin. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 11, 2002, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 218 Sixth St., in Walsenburg. Those wishing to make remembrances can send them to the Spanish Peaks Library, 323 Main, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Criss, Cecelia M.
Cecelia M. Criss - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 1987 - Cecelia M. Criss passed away Aug. 1, 1987. She was born Nov. 8, 1894. Preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Criss. Mrs. Criss was a lifetime Pueblo resident and had worked as chief telephone operator at CF&I from 1936 until her retirement in 1966. Survived by one nephew, Donald Duffy of Randolph, N.J., and several other nieces and nephews. At her request, no services will be held.

Crist, Gloria Mary
Gloria Mary Crist - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2004 - Gloria Mary Crist, age 72, passed away Saturday March 6, 2004, after a two-year battle with leukemia. Her husband, John F. Crist, passed away in 1990. She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Lira of Pueblo West, Colo., and Diane McBride of Longmont, Colo.; two sons-in-law, Don M. Lira and Kelly McBride; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren, Dominic, Sarah, and Daniel Lira, Corey McCrury, Zoe Rayne, and Matthew and Megan McBride; two siblings, Sheila (Dick) Olander, Virginia, and Daniel (Irene) Weinman, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gloria grew up in Niles, Ill., and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee where she met her husband of 34 years on a blind date. Gloria left Marquette for St. Francis Nursing School in Evanston and earned an RN. Gloria and John married in Chicago in 1956 and set out in romantic pursuit of the American Dream, moving their young family 13 times in 15 years and through four different states, returning to Pueblo, Colo., to help John's critically ill parents. Gloria cared for John's parents until their death in the early 70s and nursed others at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and Minnequa Medicenter, both in Pueblo. In 1990, Gloria lost both her mother and husband in a month's time and began raising canaries. Her indomitable humor and pilgrim spirit touched those who loved and knew her. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Martin Scholarship Fund.

Cristelli, Corina M.
Corina Marie Cristelli - Huerfano World - December 16, 1993 - Corina Marie Cristelli, 90, Walsenburg, died Dec. 9, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center after suffering a stroke. Born Mar. 17, 1903 in Santa Clara, she had lived all of her life within a half mile of her birth place until entering a nursing care facility six years ago. She attended Sunrise Valley Country School for three years then married Attigilo Andreatta Apr. 25, 1921. He died in 1935 and with three children she operated the family ranch until the children were grown. She married Felice Cristelli Feb. 20, 1954 and he died in 1975. Survivors include three children, Josephine Clark, Rye, and Fiore Andreatta and Angelina Springer, Walsenburg; 11 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Cristelli was the last of 10 children. Funeral mass was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Cristelli, Esther P.
Esther P. Cristelli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2004 - Esther P. Cristelli, age 96, passed away Oct. 10, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by son, David (Patty) Cristelli of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren, Tony (Stacy) Cristelli of Pueblo, Colo., and Gina Cristelli of Denver, Colo.; one great-grandson, Nico Cristelli of Pueblo, Colo. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Cristelli. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Florence, Colo., with the Rev. Ignatius Smith as celebrant. Interment will follow at Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, Colo. Respectfully, the family requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Cristelli, Victor C.
Victor C. Cristelli - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2002 - Victor C. Cristelli, age 96 of Florence, Colo., passed away July 31, 2002. Mr. Cristelli is survived by his wife, Esther of Florence; son, David (Patty) Cristelli, Pueblo; grandson, Tony (Stacy) Cristelli, Pueblo; granddaughter, Gina Cristelli, Littleton; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Anthony Cristelli. Rosary recitation followed by Mass of the Resurrection will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Florence with Father Michael Murray as Celebrant. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Florence Mortuary. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cristulakis, Gust
Gust Cristulakis – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Gust Cristulakis is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Gust Cristulakis: Greek, age 23, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Criswell, L. E.
L. E. "Chris" Criswell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2000 - L. E. "Cris" Criswell, 69, passed away Sept. 2, 2000. Survived by his wife, Sharlyn. Cris and Sharlyn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of this year. Also survived by his children, Pam (Larry) Lewis, Nola Dieringer, Kitty (Bill) Maldonado, Rick (Kendra) Criswell and Roger (Kris) Criswell, all of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister; three brothers; numerous nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 6, 1930, in Texhoma, Texas. Cris was a mechanical supervisor for the Santa Fe Railroad and enjoyed wood carving. At his request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. A special thanks to Dr. Wehling and the staff at the Dialysis Center.

Criswell, Louise Q.
Louise Q. Criswell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2000 - Louise Q. Criswell, age 95, passed away Dec. 27, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Criswell, in 1972. Survived by her stepdaughter, Barbara Lee Wood, Rogers, Ark.; nieces, Christie (Ted) Brennan and Edna L. Davenport, all of Pueblo, Helen McCormick, Stockton, Calif.; and nephew, Michael (Sue) Allison, Huntersville, N.C. Also survived by two grandsons and numerous extended family members. Preceded in death also by her parents, John E. and Martha Allison; brothers, Frank E. and John D. Allison; sister, Mary Estelle Lovette; and nephews, John Richard and Gary R. Allison. Mrs. Criswell was a member of Pueblo Retired School Teachers Association, State and National Teachers Association, A.A.R.P., American Association of Universal Women and Wesley United Methodist Church. Funeral services, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Critcher-Lewis, Donna J.
Donna J. Critcher-Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - Donna J. Critcher-Lewis, 65, of Pueblo, Colo. Passed away, Friday, Jan. 2, 2004. Donna was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Granada, Colo. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Kermit) Fleming of Pueblo; granddaughters, Shondra Hammer, and Ann Everett; grandson, Daniel (Rebecca) White; and great-grandson, Rico Antonio Arellano; brothers, Jack Goodman of Denver and Alonzo (Carolyn) Goodman of Lamar. Preceded in death by parents, Russel and Opal Goodman; daughter, Jeannie Lewis; and siblings, Alberta Voss, Edna Goodman; and brother, Calvin Goodman. Donna was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was very devoted to her family and to her friends. She truly enjoyed her grandchildren and her great-grandson. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road. Funeral service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at The Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2928 Withers Ave. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Critchett, Edith E.
Edith E. Critchett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2003 - Edith E. Critchett died Nov. 22, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Edith Elizabeth Hoppner on Nov. 23, 1916, in Walthill, Neb. On Nov. 10, 1935, she married Rev. Hugh A. Critchett, who survives. Other survivors include children, Betty (Drue) DeBerry of Denver and Herb (Shelley) Critchett of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kendra Trotter, Drue DeBerry III, Cathy Sajbel, Greg Critchett, Todd and Troy Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Sara and Jimmy Sajbel, Stephen and David Trotter and Darian, Connor and Jacob Cunningham. Her sister, Anita Miller of Walthill, also survives her. An infant son, Harold, preceded Edith in death. Edith will be remembered as a kind person, a good wife, and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that devoted her life to helping others. For 68 years, she supported her husband in his ministry in the Methodist church. She was an active member in United Methodist Women, sang in the choir, was an accomplished seamstress and loved to garden. She also loved her pets, and with her passing, the dogs of the world lost a true friend. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at First United Methodist Church in Pueblo, Colo.

Critchett, Hugh A.
The Rev. Hugh A. Critchett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2006 - The Rev. Hugh A. Critchett, age 92, died peacefully on April 29, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on Jan. 4, 1914, in Hollister, Mich. He is survived by daughter, Betty (Drue) DeBerry of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and son, Herb (Shelly) Critchett of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kendra Trotter, Drue DeBerry III, Cathy Sajbel, Greg Critchett, Todd Cunningham and Troy Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Stephen and David Trotter, Sara and Jimmy Sajbel, Darian, Connor and Jacob Cunningham. His wife, Edith, and their infant son, Harold, preceded Hugh in death. Hugh was an active Methodist minister from 1935 to 1992, serving as superintendent of the Pueblo district of the Methodist Church from 1961 to 1967, as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Pueblo from 1971 to 1976 and as pastor of Beulah United Methodist Church from 1981 to 1992. Hugh loved his church, his family, fishing, woodworking, a good story, and puns told with a chuckle and a wink. Memorial service for Hugh Critchett, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2006, First United Methodist Church of Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the funeral home office in memory of Hugh Critchett to Warren Village, a Denver charity that both Hugh and Edith supported.

Crites, Anne D.
Anne D. Crites - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2003 - Anne D. Crites, born Aug. 15, 1927, was called home June 18, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, after a lengthy illness. She put up a courageous fight. Anne is predeceased by her husband George; mother, Mary Poder; father, Martin Poder; brothers, Martin Jr. and Bill; and sisters, Sylvia Okorn, Mary Horvat and Elsie Ball. She is survived by her brother, Ray (Agnes) Poder; son, Gary (Kay) Crites; and daughters, Geri Ann (Larry) Houpts and Carol (Larry) Valdez. Grandmother of Shelly and Tim Briley, Bryan (Sandy) Crites, Jeremy Crites, Pamela (Mike) Schafer and Jorjann Houpts. Also survived by five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Anne was the personnel director at the Pueblo Army Depot, retiring in 1982. She loved cooking for her family and all their friends, and if you happened to drop by at lunchtime, you had to eat. She enjoyed working in the greenhouse, and still this spring she helped, even though the greenhouse had to come to her. Reading the paper, doing the cryptogram and crossword puzzle was her first chore in the morning. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. At her request, Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Rural Fire District in her memory.

Crittenden, Christopher John
Baby Christopher John Crittenden - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1997 - Baby Christopher John Crittenden went to be with the Lord Sept. 2, 1997. Born June 19, 1997, to Christopher Crittenden and Amber Updegraff in Pueblo. Also survived by grandparents, Laura and Aaron Conty and Julius Updegraff- great-grandparents, Mike and Mary Armijo - and numerous aunts and uncles. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

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