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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Crull, James Delbert
James Delbert Crull – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Crull, James Delbert, funeral services our chapel (George F. McCarthy Funeral Home) 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Albert Panhorst officiating.

Crum, Jason R.
Jason R. Crum – Huerfano World – May 6, 2004 - Jason R. Crum, 68, died April 30, 2004. He was born Oct. 9,1935 in La Harpe, IL, to Jason L. and Venita Lucille (Cook) Crum. He was married to Margaret Hecht in 1966 in New York City, later divorced. Also married to Janet Sager in 1980 in New York City, later divorced. He was a resident of Nederland since April 2004, moving from Los Angeles, CA. From 1978 to 1979 he lived in Gardner, then Sedona, AZ, then New York. From 1987 to 1995 he lived in La Veta. Crum had an undergraduate and Master's Degree in Art from the University of Chenard in California. He was a self-employed artist. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He also was a member of the All Saints Episcopal in Beverly Hills, CA, as well as AARP. He loved motorcycles and painting. He is survived by two sons, Angus Crum, of Nederland, and Edward Crum, of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers, David Crum, of Millerton, NY, and Robert Crum, of Minneapolis, MN; two sisters, Jean Faklis, of Edina, MN, and Nancy Skarecky, of Gurnee, IL; and one step-grandchild. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 7, 11 a.m., at the Los Enciones Cemetery in Gardner. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Boulder and Broom- field Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Drive, East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026. M.P. Murphy & Associates were in charge of arrangements. Jason R. Crum - Boulder Daily Camera - May 9, 2004 - Boulder, CO - Jason R. Crum of Nederland died of bladder cancer Friday, April 30, 2004, at his home. He was 68. Born Oct. 9, 1935, in La Harpe, Ill., he was the son of Jason L. Crum and Venita Lucille Cook Crum. He married Margaret Hecht in 1966 in New York City. They divorced. He later married Janet Sager in 1980 in New York City. They divorced. He attended public schools in Illinois, the Air Force Engineering School in 1953 at Fort Belvoir, Va., Riverside College in Riverside, Calif., from 1955 to 1956, where he earned his bachelor's degree and the Chouinard Art Institute from 1957 until 1960 in Los Angeles, where he earned a master's degree in art. Mr. Crum was a self-employed artist. He moved to Nederland in April 2004. Mr. Crum served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the All Saints Church Episcopal in Beverly Hills, Calif., and of the American Association of Retired Persons. He enjoyed motorcycles and painting. Survivors include two sons, Angus Crum of Nederland and Edward Crum of Los Angeles; two brothers, David Crum of Millerton, N.Y., and Robert Crum of Minneapolis; two sisters, Jean Faklis of Edina, Minn., and Nancy Skarecky of Gurnee, Ill.; and one step-grandchild. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Los Enciones Cemetery in Gardner. Contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Suite A, Lafayette, CO 80026. M.P. Murphy & Associates — Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Crum, Josephine
Josephine “Jo” Crum - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2001 - Geo. McCarthy - Josephine "Jo" Crum. Passed away at her residence, April 14, 2001. Wife of John L. Crum, who passed away March 10, 1988. Mother of John L. Crum Jr., Denver, Martha (Joseph) Beckman, Colorado Springs, and Nancy (Bob) Stechert, Golden, Colo. Also survived by her grandchildren, Erin, Cristin and John Patrick Crum, Adam Beckman and Jonathan and Annie Stechert; and a sister, Dorothy Robertson, Bel Air, Md. Mrs. Crum was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and Lambda Alpha Lambda Sorority. A Pueblo resident for over 84 years, her significant volunteer work in the community included serving as head supervisor of the Gray Ladies at St. Mary-Corwin for 20 years. She enjoyed bowling and played bridge with several groups of friends. She was a wonderful mother and a good and caring friend and a source of support and joy to all those who came in contact with her. Cremation. Memorial services, St. Pius X Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo in care of the funeral home office.

Crump, Albert Sr.
Albert Crump Sr. - Huerfano World - October 29, 1992 - Graveside service for Albert Crump Sr., who died at the age of 101 in Hemet, CA, Oct. 24, 1992, will be Friday in Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg at l0 a.m. Born Apr. 4, 1891, in Colorado, he ranched in Huerfano County for over 60 years before retiring and moving to California. Survivors include a son, Albert Crump Jr., Perris, CA; one granddaughter and six nephews. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Crump, Anna Marie
Anna Marie Crump - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1999 - Anna Marie Crump, 89, Walsenburg, died Dec. 25, 1999, at Huerfano Medical Center. She is survived by her two sons, Tom (Barbara) Crump and William Crump; grandsons, Martin Crump, T.R. Crump, Michael Crump and Bruce Crump; granddaughters, Leslie Riendollar, Pamela Crump and Tammy Santi; great-granddaughters, Brianna Crump, Heather Crump and Sheena Santi; great-grandsons, Ryan Crump and Jared Crump; sister, Hermina Dooling; and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her husband, Zigmond Crump; parents, Michael and Johanna Keller; brothers, Ed and Frank Keller; sisters, Mary Lexa and Leda Anderson; granddaughter, Dianne Crump; and great-grandson, James Santi. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment, Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg following service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sister Carol Ministries. Huerfano World - December 30, 1999 - Anna Marie Crump, 89, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 25, 1999 in Huerfano Medical Center. Survivors include two sons, Tom Crump, Pueblo and William Crump, Walsenburg; a sister, Hermina Dooling; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.

Crump, Bertha C.
Bertha C. Crump - Huerfano World - September 6, 1990 - Berta Crump, 83, died in Huerfano County Medical Center Sept. 2, 1990, after a lengthy illness. Born in Birmingham, AL, July 25, 1907, as a young lady she went to El Paso, TX, where she worked as a trolley operator and on the border bridge for several years. While in El Paso, she met and married Joe Crump on Jan, 20, 1939 in Las Cruces, NM. She joined the ranks of many ranch wives, helping her husband operate a ranch in Texas for many years. They came to Huerfano County in 1960 where they also operated a ranch north of Walsenburg. Mr. Crump died Feb. 18, 1986. She was a member of Cowbelles and Civic League. Survivors include her stepsons, Gus Crump, Dodge City, KS, Lee Crump, Walsenburg and Bill Crump, Lander, WY; sisters, Gladys Godwin, Birmingham, AL and Rausey Haas, Kingman, AZ; 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, (today) from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Crump, Earnest Oliver
Earnest Oliver Crump - Walsenburg World – February 22, 1912 - Died at Toltec, Colo., Feb. 2, 1912 Earnest Oliver Crump, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crump, age 2 years 1 month 1 day.

Crump, Joan
Joan Crump - Huerfano World - August 15, 1991 - Funeral service for Walsenburg Mayor Joan Crump, who died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1991, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo after a brief illness, will be Friday at 11 a.m. from the United Church. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Born Feb. 18, 1931, in Pueblo to George B. and Pearl Mae Phipps Dick, she was raised in Walsenburg, graduating from Huerfano County High School in 1949. She graduated from the University of Colorado and obtained additional credits from Trinidad State Junior College, Adams State College and the University of Southern Colorado. On June 7, 1953, she married William J. Crump in Walsenburg. She taught for three years at Lafayette Elementary School and also, Washington Elementary, Hill School, Walsenburg Junior High and Walsenburg Middle Schools. She retired from teaching after 28 years at the conclusion of the 1986-87 school year. Mrs. Crump was a past matron and former member of OES, had been a Rainbow Girls worthy advisor, a member of PEO, the Colorado Education Association, the National Education Association and other teacher organizations. Mrs. Crump was voted into City Council office in 1971 from Ward II. She served from 1972 until 1976 when she was defeated by Lester Costephens and Dan Musilli. She was reappointed to Council in August, 1979 to replace Max Romero who moved from the Ward. She continued on Council through the 1980s, serving as mayor protem in 1988 and 1989 under Tom Powell. She was elected mayor in 1989 for two years. Her term would have expired Jan. 14, 1992. During her years in office she was very involved in the city's recreation programs, especially the swimming pool. Survivors include her husband, William J., Walsenburg; two sons, Michael, Broomfield and Bruce, Sunnyvale, CA; two daughters, Tammy Santi, Colorado Springs and Pam Crump, Walsenburg; three sisters, Dorothy Bamholt, Denver and Betty Ridge and Joyce Kramer, Walsenburg; four grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Those who prefer may make donations to the United Church in Walsenburg or to the Melissa Meyer Fund/PEO Scholarship. City offices will be closed Friday in her memory and in order that city personnel may attend the service. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements. Huerfano World - August 15, 1991 - Filling Mayor's Job - The death of Mayor Joan Crump Tuesday will see Walsenburg City Council facing options for her replacement at the Aug. 20 session. Council may appoint or hold a special election to fill the vacancy within 60 days. If no appointment is made, a special election is mandatory. Since the city's regular election is Tuesday, Nov. 5, Council is expected to make an appointment from the governing board or from the general electorate. Longtime Council member, Ray Sandoval, is mayor protem, as elected by the board in 1990.

Crump, Joseph L.
Joseph (Joe) L. Crump - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1986 - Joseph (Joe) L. Crump, 91, passed away Feb. 18, 1986, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Crump was born April 27, 1894, in Rye and was reared near Walsenburg. In 1920 he left Huerfano County and went to Texas where he was a rancher. In 1961 he came back to Walsenburg, where he bought his present ranch and home. He had been very active in the Soil Conservation and Water Conservatory District and was charter member of the Colorado Farm Bureau, as well as the Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Berta Crump of Walsenburg; sons, Gus, Dodge City, Kan.; Lee W., Walsenburg; and Bill, Lander, Wyo.; brothers, Albert, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Bill, Grand Junction; 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Crump, Leola
Leola Martha Crump - Huerfano World - January 30, 1992 - Leola Martha Crump, 97, of Raton, NM, died there Jan. 24, 1992. Born Dec. 2, 1894, on Dell Delight Plantation, about ten miles west of Grenada, MS, and her early years were spent there being educated by a family teacher until the age of 14. She then became a student at Grenada College Preparatory School which later became part of Millsap's College. She then attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus. The family moved to Memphis, TN, where she studied art and accounting. In the early 1920s the Crump family moved to Walsenburg where she worked as an accountant. In 1946, she moved to Raton and opened her office as a registered public accountant. She retired in 1980 and spent the rest of her years working in the church, with civic organizations and at her hobbies. She became a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Raton and remained very active, serving as treasurer for many years. She was also a member of Lamba Alpha Lamba, Epsilon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 14, Walsenburg; The Colorado Mountain Club, New Mexico Society of Public Accountants, an honorary member of the Air Defense Team for Voluntary service in the Ground Observer Corps, Community Concert Association, Raton Friends of Music, City Federation of Women's Clubs, Woman's National Aeronautical Association, USA; The Library Association, and Sorosis, an art organization. She held office in all of the organizations, serving on various boards and on the state as well as the national level. Survivors include two sisters, Nina Farrior and Maude C. Jones, both of Houston; three nieces, including Peggy Meyer, Walsenburg and grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Raton Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Walsenburg Masonic Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to any of her favorite organizations or to the church in Raton.

Crump, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Crump - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2004 - Mary Ellen Crump, 61, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord July 11, 2004, born Sept. 26, 1942, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by son, Ricky Ben Galvan; parents, John and Mary Manzanares. Survived by husband, Carl Crump; brother, Abel (Patsy) Manzanares; sister, Yolanda (Frank) Vigil; stepchildren, Darrell (Yescenia) Crump and Denise Crump; nieces, Wendy (Jerry) Kersey, Melissa Vigil, Leslie (Ernie) Klausing; parents-in-law, Lee (Margaret) Crump; sisters-in-law, Mary Bohannon, Vonna (Mike) Matheny and Cathy (Tom) Griggs; special uncle and aunts, Rudy and Mary Cruz, Katherine Manzanares and Josie Martinez; numerous cousins and many special friends. Visitation, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Friday; both at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Hall after both services.

Crump, Michael William
Michael William Crump – Huerfano World – May 6, 2004 - Michael William Crump, 49, of Broomfield, formerly of Walsenburg, died Friday, April 30, 2004. Mr. Crump was an Air Force veteran and a retired sergeant serving in the Colorado State Patrol from April 23, 1984 to June 1, 1997. He also instructed law enforcement officers throughout the United States and was a master of Butokukan Karate. In Mike's spare time, he liked to golf and spend time with his family, friends and two dogs, Legend and Taz. Mr. Crump is survived by his wife, Della Crump; children, Heather Marie Michaela Crump, Jill Marie Richardson, Tyan Michael Crump; father, William Joseph Crump; brother, Bruce David Crump, sisters, Tammy Lee Santi and Pam Lee Crump; niece, Sheena Santi; nephews, Jared and Dillon Crump; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, Joan Crump, and an infant nephew, James Santi. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004 at the United Methodist Church. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. You have fought your last fight, now you may rest peacefully with the Lord and with grandma Joan. We will cherish your memories forever. We love you.

Crump, Olive A.
Olive A. Crump - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Olive A. Crump, born Oct. 2, 1915, in Gooseneck, Okla., to Zella and Virgil Hines, passed away Nov. 6, 2002. Preceded in death by parents; former husband, John; sister, Oleta Ezell; and brother, Calvin Hines. Survived by sister, Virgie Shrout; brother, Charley Lewis; son, John (Darlene) Crump Jr.; daughter, Olive Jean Schrum, daughter, Billie Crump; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Olive retired as a psychiatric technician at Colorado State Hospital and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. The love that she has shown everyone will always leave a mark on the world. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Crump, Paul C.
Paul Charles Crump - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Paul Charles Crump, 61, of Denver, a Walsenburg native, died Dec. 2, 1993 in Denver. Born July 17, 1932 in Walsenburg, he is survived by his wife, Joann, Denver; three sons, Paul, Chuck, and Jim Crump, Denver and Shelley Durham, Denver; two brothers, Joe Koenig, Red Feather and Boyd Svilar, Seattle, WA; and nine grandchildren. Funeral service was in Spirit of Christ Catholic Church in Denver. Burial was in Fort Logan Cemetery with military honors.

Crump, Tom
Tom Crump - Huerfano World - November 8, 2007 - A memorial service will be held for Tom Crump on Friday, November 9, 2007, at the Valley Community Church in Colorado City at 2 p.m. [Editor's Note: SSDI indicates Thomas Z. Crump born 25 Oct 1937, died 15 Oct 2007, Rye, Pueblo, Colorado

Cruse, Agnes
Agnes Cruse – Pueblo Chieftain – February 2, 1956 – Agnes Cruse.  Services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. W. C. Cornelison officiating.  To Roselawn. 

Crusha, Mikel G.
Mikel G. Crusha - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2002 - Mikel G. Crusha, 53, passed away July 4, 2002, after a short battle with cancer. Born March 11, 1949. Memorial funeral service, 10 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2002, at 3222 Rex Ave., Pueblo, CO. 656-0547.

Cruthers, Leo Bryan
Leo Bryan Cruthers - Lake City Times – 1900 – Little Bryan Cruthers Is Gone - Last Friday night occurred the death of Leo Bryan Cruthers, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cruthers, aged 2 years, 6 months and 13 days. The little fellow had been sick several days and the last day or two he suffered terribly, so that death came as a relief. The sight of his suffering was no less pitiful than the little still white form after the spirit had flown. Physicians and friends did all in their power to give relief, but it was not for them to give. Only those who have had a great sorrow themselves can fully sympathize with the bereaved parents. To the mother is the blow doubly hard, for it is but a few short weeks since she attended the funeral of her youngest brother. The little body was taken by the parents to Pueblo Sunday and the funeral was held Tuesday. [Submitter's note: Bryan Carrothers, born 1897 died 1900. Agnes Carrothers, daughter of John and Ida May (O'Brien) Carrothers was born 16 November 1888 in Clear Creek County, Colorado; she died of diphtheria on 1 Jan 1890 in Clear Creek County, Colorado. She is buried in Alvarado Cemetery, Georgetown, Clear Creek County, Colorado. Agnes Carrothers is buried in the Georgetown, Alvarado Cemetery in Clear Creek County, Colorado.]

Cruz, Adelaido
Adelaido Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1987 - Adelaido Cruz, 89, late of 1801 E. Second, died June 10, 1987. Mr. Cruz retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1963, with 12 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia S. Cruz, March 3, 1984. He also was preceded in death by eight sons and two daughters. Survived by his children, Elizabeth (Fred) Gonzales, Rosie C. Marrujo, both of Pueblo; Gracie (George) Torres of Denver; Elias (Virgie) Cruz of Avondale; Willie (Gloria) Cruz of Denver; Ernest Cruz and Chris (Esther) Cruz, both of Cheyenne, Wyo. Survived also by 35 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1801 E. Second, home of daughter, Elizabeth Gonzales.

Cruz, Adolph
Adolph Cruz - Huerfano World - March 22, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Adolph, the infant son of Casimiro and Mary K. Cruz, died of whooping cough at Bear Creek, where Casimiro has been teaching. [Editor's Note: Adolph Cruz died March 15, 1902. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, March 20, 1902, Page 1.]

Cruz, Albert Z.
Albert Z. "Tat" Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2000 - Albert Z. "Tat" Cruz, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2000, after an extended illness. Mr. Cruz was an avid Bronco Fan; he loved the outdoors and enjoyed festivities of all kinds. He was a mechanic, worked for many years at the PAD and retired from the CF&I. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. Preceded in death by his parents, Abram and Anita Cruz; three grandchildren, father- and mother-in-law, Cy and Rose Jacques. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Cruz, and children, Albert (Janet) Cruz, Andrew Cruz, Abraham (Diane) Cruz, David Cruz, Bobby (Rose) Cruz, Don (Merlinda) Cruz, Joseph (Renee) Cruz, JoAnn (Art) Gonzales, Rosina (John) Flores, Christine (Danny) Ramirez, Judy (Genero) Arellano, Joyce (Ruben) Valdez, Jozette (Louis) Anaya, Dennis (Leigh) Cruz, (Mary Cruz); step-brother, John (Levine) Tafoya, 45 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing at the funeral home from noon until 7 p.m. on Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2000, both services at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cruz, Alejando Fidel
Alejando Fidel Cruz - Huerfano World - April 27, 1989 - Alejando Fidel Cruz, 69, of Walsenburg, died at his home early Wednesday, Apr. 26, 1989, of an apparent heart attack. Born Dec. 22, 1919, at North Veta, he was reared on a farm in North Sand Arroya area near Walsenburg. He attended a country school and as a young man began farming. Mr. Cruz married the former Anna Mae Vigil on Dec. 23, 1941 and shortly after entered the Army and served during World War II. He returned to Walsenburg and worked for a time as a section hand for the railroad. He moved back to the farm at Sand Arroya and worked the land and in the coal mines at Butte Valley and later, Del Carbon, He continued to farm and raised goats, selling the milk to a cheese factory in La Veta. Later, he moved to Vineland where he farmed and then worked for CF&I in the blast furnace. He was injured while working and because disability and retired in 1968. A member of St. Mary Church and a former member of the Huerfano Riders Club, Mr. Cruz is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Cruz, Walsenburg; six children, Orlando and Carlos Cruz, Denver; Mary Lou Finn, Jake and Anthony Cruz, Walsenburg and Betty Ann Gomez, Pueblo; three brothers, Esquiel, Ernest and Bill Cruz, Denver; five sisters, Ida Espinoza Rose Valdez, Margaret Sierra and Gloria Archuleta, all Of Pueblo and Valvina Cruz, Walsenburg; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North Veta Cemetery. A. Fidel Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1989 - A. Fidel Cruz of Walsenburg (North Veta), April 26, 1989. Husband of Ana Mae Cruz, Walsenburg; Father of Orlando Cruz and Carlos (Chris) Cruz, Denver; Jake Cruz; Anthony Cruz and Mary Lou (Ruben) Finn, Walsenburg; Betty Ann (Luke Gilbert) Gomez, Pueblo. Brother of Esquiel Cruz, Ernest (Juanita) Cruz, Bill (Agnes) Cruz and Margaret (Pat) Sierra, Denver; Ida Espinoza and Rose (Ernest) Valdez, Pueblo; Gloria (Toby) Archuleta and Valvina Cruz, Walsenburg. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, North Veta Cemetery. Huerfano World - December 27, 2001 - In Memoriam - Fidel Cruz, born Dec. 22, 1919 - Died April 26, 1989 - Verse - Anna Mae Cruz, Betty Ann Gomez & families, missed by the family.

Cruz, Anita H.
Anita H. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 1986 - Anita H. Cruz, 86, of died April 7, 1986, at State Nursing Home. She was a member and ordained minister of the Trinidad Spanish Foursquare Church. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon At the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday at the Trinidad Spanish Foursquare Church, 214 W. Kansas, Trinidad, with the Rev. Manuel Gonzales officiating, interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Cruz, Annie
Annie Cruz - La Veta Signature - July 25, 1991 - Lifetime Walsenburg resident Annie Cruz died at Huerfano County Medical Center, July 19, 1991 after a lengthy illness. She was 84. Mrs. Cruz was born in Walsenburg on December 21, 1906, the daughter of Crescencio and Cirila Trujillo. She married Alfred Cruz in May 1933 in Walsenburg. He preceded her in death on February 10, 1971. Also predeceased are two sisters, Adeline Cordova and Rae Rivera, and three brothers, Clemente, Ben, and Frank Trujillo. She spent her life making a comfortable and loving home for her family. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the Altar Society. Survivors include three children, Gloria (Albert) Pineda, Gilbert Cruz, both of pueblo and Irene (Paul) Sedillo of Walsenburg, a sister Mary Piedad Trujillo of Walsenburg, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Rosary Services were Monday, July 22. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday. Interment North St. Mary Cemetery.

Cruz, Baltazar
Baltazar "Bill" Cruz - Denver Rocky Mountain News - February 10, 1999 - Baltazar "Bill" Cruz, 70, of Denver died Jan. 31. Mr. Cruz was born in Ideal on July 15, 1928. He married Mary Agnes Talmadge. He was a truck driver. He was a member of Palabra de Vida church. Survivors include his wife; sons Leonard, Ronnie, both of Denver; daughters Debra Casillas and Mary Alice, both of Denver, Diana Gutierrez, Bernadine, Nancy; brothers Ernest of Denver, Zeikel of Walsenburg, Ernest Valdez of Pueblo; sisters Margret Seirria, Gloria Jones, both of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Cruz, Barbara
Barbara Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2003 - Barbara Cruz, 40, passed away October 5, 2003 in Denver, Colo. Born November 3, 1962 in Pueblo, Colo. to Rose Biggar. Barbara and her husband Lorenzo ran the business Lorenzo's Concrete together. Preceded in death by Grandparents Jaun and Emma Martinez; Brothers Gerald Garbiso and David Biggar. She is survived by her husband Lorenzo Cruz; children Ryan Garbiso; Mario Cruz; Laticia Cruz and Angelina Cruz, all of Denver, Colo. Sisters Janet (Jerry) Mota; Elaine (Henry) Vigil; Beverly Garbiso. Brothers Lonnie Garbiso; Randy Garbiso; Eugene Martinez. Barbara enjoyed playing volleyball, softball and Bingo. Services will be held in Brighton, Colo. at St. Augustine on October 9, 2003. Family will receive friends and family at 5366 Magnolia St. in Denver, Colo.

Cruz, Benina Piedad
Benina Piedad Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2005 - Benina Piedad Cruz, born June 9, 1916 passed away Nov. 30, 2005. Service will be held on Sat, Dec. 3, 2005 at 2pm at Grace Tabernacle Church, 945 E. Evans, Pueblo.

Cruz, Benito
Benito Cruz - Huerfano World - November 7, 1991 - Benito Cruz, 97, died after a lengthy illness in Walsenburg Care Center Nov. 4, 1991. Born July 2, 1894 in Laguna, he herded sheep for many years in the Laguna/Ideal Canyon area and retired in the late 1950's. He was never married. Mr. Cruz was a member of the Apostolic Assembly Church. Survivors include a niece, four nephews and his close friend, Josephine Ruzanski. Evening wake service will be a 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, both from the Apostolic Assembly Church. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cruz, Bernard Ray
Bernard Ray Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2004 - Bernard Ray Cruz, 79, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Jonathan Cruz. Survived by his wife, Edna A. Cruz of Pueblo, Colo.; children, Dale Ray (Karen) Cruz of San Antonio, Texas, Dennis Cruz of Denver, Cecilia "C.C." (Daryl) Wood of Pueblo, Bernadette (Dan) Ybarra of Pueblo, Geraldine (Jack) Gomez of Sacramento, Calif., Rudy (Cathy) Cruz of Pueblo, Patrick Cruz of Pueblo; 22 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, five sisters, one brother, and numerous nephews and nieces. Bernard was an Army veteran of WWII and served as a medic in the Philippines and received a Good Conduct Award, Asiatic Pacific Theater, Philippine Liberation and Victory Medal. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service. Visitation, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating Pastors Dale Ray Cruz and Jose Luis Cano. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family may be reached at 27453 Bronco Blvd.

Cruz, Carmelita
Carmelita Cruz - Trinidad Times Independent - October 14, 2004 - Carmelita Cruz, 89, died Nov. 3, 20004, in Pueblo. She was born March 15, 1915, in Aguilar to Frank and Isadora (Valdez) Riggio. She married Nash Cruz in Belle Fourche, S.D., in 1930. She was a homemaker who loved to entertain, work in her flower garden and made the best tortillas according to her family. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, sons Nash Jr. and George; daughters Florence I and Florence II; granddaughters Dellia and grandson Jim; one sister and three brothers. She is survived by children Rose, Paul (Colleen) Tom, Julie (Tom), Bob Vickie (David), Linda (Wayne), Ben, and Patty (Raul); son in law Angel Porras; two special granddaughters Lindy and Donna; also sister Frances; 34 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren and two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; pet dog Tiny. Pallbearers will be the grandsons Sonny Cruz, Robert Cruz, Billy Juarez, Raul Sanchez Jr., Steve Cruz and Krutz. Visitation was Monday and a Rosary followed at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar with Fr. Phil Coury officiating. Internment will follow at the St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow at BJ's in Aguilar. The family may be contacted at the family home in Aguilar. The family of Carmelita Cruz has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Cruz, Carmen V.
Carmen V. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2005 - Carmen V. Cruz, 84, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Margarita Vasquez; brother, Jesse Vasquez; and sister, Eulalia Nunez. Survived by her loving husband, Herman Cruz; children, Jose (Carol) Cruz, Mary Ellen (Jerry) Alarid and Theodore Cruz; brothers, Miguel Vasquez, Angel Vasquez, Genaro Vasquez, Alex Vasquez and Jose (Delores) Vasquez; grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Michelle, Michael, Rebekah and Μlish; and seven great-grandchildren. Carmen was a very accomplished oil painting artist, cook, baker and seamstress. She was especially proud of her heritage. She worked as an LPN for 10 years and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot as an optic technician. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday; both at St. Pius X Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Pius X Church Hall following interment only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Carmen's name.

Cruz, Cecelia
Cecelia Cruz - World Independent - March 14, 1912 - Died at Laguna, Colo., Tuesday March 5, 1912, Cecelia Cruz, age 54 years.

Cruz, Danny Leo
Danny Leo Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2004 - Danny Leo Cruz, 44, passed away Nov. 9, 2004. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jack Meadows Jr.; father, Lally Vasquez; stepfather, Jack Meadows. Danny is survived by his ex-wife, Debbie Otero; his sons, Leo Danny Cruz and Christopher Cruz; mother, Evelyn Meadows; sisters, Evelyn Pacheco and Patsy Vasquez; brothers, Pepe (Ana) Cruz, Tony Cruz, Craig Meadows and Pete Vasquez; two grandchildren, Christopher Jr. and Ivette Cruz; special little girl, Shay; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Cruz, Della C.
Della C. Cruz - Huerfano World - September 12, 1991 - Funeral service was Wednesday in Pueblo for former Walsenburg resident Della C. Cruz. Mrs. Cruz, 91, died in Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV, Sept 5, 1991. Born Oct. 23, 1899, in Antonito, she was a longtime resident of Walsenburg and Pueblo. Survivors include three daughters, two sons, 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 26 great- great-grandchildren. Burial was in Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.

Cruz, Edward O.
Edward O. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2006 - Edward O. Cruz of Walsenburg, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Cruz; sons, Bryon, Brent, and Bronson Cruz; two grandchildren, Heaven L. Cruz and Bradley A. Cruz; numerous nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his parents, Casimiro and Mary King Cruz; two brothers, eight sisters; and a son, Brad Cruz. Edward was a person of deep Roman Catholic faith, and an avid reader of Russian and Civil War literature. He was a member in the 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Willging Council. He served with honor during WWII in the U.S. Army and worked for the health department for 38 years. Before his time there, he was a school teacher who received his B.A. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a member of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Edward will be remembered as a kind and loving father, three-time city of Walsenburg tennis champion and being instrumental in starting tennis classes for young children. He also loved swimming and jogging, and following his favorite sports teams, the New York Yankees, the Denver Nuggets and especially the Denver Broncos.

Cruz, Elaine
Elaine Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2001 - Elaine Cruz, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 28, 2001. Born Oct. 22, 1918, in Mexico. Preceded in death by her husband, Mario Cruz; son, Robert Luna; parents, Leopoldo and Conception; brother, Manuel Diaz, one sister, Vera Apodaca; grandchildren, Marlene and Bobby J. Luna. Survived by her children, Marta Vigil, Pueblo, Cande Luna, Aurora, and Ray Luna Pueblo; brothers, Joaquin Diaz, Pueblo, Luther (Linda) Diaz, Carson, Calif., Leo (Hope) Diaz, Pueblo, Richard Diaz, Colorado Springs, and Joe Diaz, Pueblo; sisters, Sophia McIlwain, Vacaville, Calif., and Irene (Fred) Carillo, Denver. Also survived by sister-in law, Mary Diaz, brother-in-law, Max Apodaca; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. At her request no viewing. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Shrine of St. Therese Church, Celebrant, Rev. Vicente Paz en La Casa. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy hall after interment.

Cruz, Ersilia
Ersilia Cruz – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - Ersilia Cruz, 75, of Pueblo passed away on Sept. 8, 2006. Ersilia passed as a result of a stroke and complications from lupus. She was born in Turquillo, N.M., and moved to Pueblo in 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Carmelita Martinez; brother, Octaviano Martinez; and sister, Odilia Montoya. Ersilia was a strong advocate of the Hyde Park Community and was very involved with schools, church, parks and recreation activities and Operation Paint Brush. She was a driving force in bringing educational opportunities to the Hyde Park Community by helping bring Cesar Chavez Academy and Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School. She managed and oversaw many of the programs at Hyde Park Community Center, which included the education and implementation of state-of-the-art computer equipment. In addition, she was active in bringing public parks, street lighting, curb and gutter projects and neighborhood cleanup activities. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Holy Name Society, president of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, director of senior activities at the Hyde Park Community Center, member of the Neighborhood Housing Authority of Pueblo Inc., served as a member of the CBG Grant Board and volunteer at Cesar Chavez Academy. In 2003, Ersilia was presented The Dorothy Richardson Award in recognition of her outstanding community leadership and commitment to revitalizing America's neighborhoods. This recognition was made at both the local and national levels. On the national level, she was flown to Washington, D.C., to be honored and to accept the award. She was also nominated for and received the Anne Taussig Woman of the Year Award. In September 2003 the city of Pueblo named a street after Ersilia within her own beloved Hyde Park community: Cruz Court. While raising her family, Ersilia worked full time at different businesses in Pueblo, including Crowns in the Midtown Shopping Center, Kwik Way and PDQ convenience stores. She also owned and operated G&E Grocery store in the '70s. Ersilia is survived by her husband of 59 years, George Cruz. Ersilia and George raised eight children, Ted (JoAnn), Prescilla (Marc) Cruz Meier, Delores Art, George (Joyce), Bill (Karen), Steve (Janet), Peggy (Arturo Ramos) and Allen (Loretta). Her family includes 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many friends in the community. Special thanks to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center's Telemetry nursing staff. Viewing 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, and the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006; both services will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 2400 W. 22nd St. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that contributions be made to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association through Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union, 1825 Hood Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003, in her name.

Cruz, Esequiel
Esequiel Cruz – Huerfano World – September 28, 2000 - Esequiel Cruz, 86, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 13, 2000. Born Aug. 14, 1914 in Laguna to the late Elias and Modesta Pineda Cruz, he worked in most of the coal mines and was later employed by CF&I Steel Mill. Mr. Cruz was an avid guitar and harmonica player and enjoyed horseback riding and the outdoors with his family. Mr. Cruz is survived by his children, Bernie J. (Laura) Cruz, Eleanor (Jesse) Cervantes, Geneva Martinez, Josephine Verna Brown, Martha J. Perez, Rex C. (Vicki) Cruz and Dale L. (Rose) Cruz; a brother, Ernest Cruz; sisters, Rose Valdez, Valvina Cruz, Margaret Sierra and Gloria (Toby) Archuleta; sisters-in- law, Anna Mae Cruz and Agnes Cruz; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services, Saturday, Sept. 16, St. Mary Church; Rosary, 1:30 p.m. recited by Oress DeHerrera. Funeral mass, 2 p.m. with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

Cruz, Fedelina
Fedelina Cruz - Huerfano World - March 12, 1992 - Funeral for Fedelina "Lena" Cruz of Northglenn, formerly of Walsenburg, was Monday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Mrs. Cruz died Thursday, Mar. 5, 1992 in Northglenn where she had been living with a daughter for the past three years. Born in Walsenburg Mar. 10, 1908, she attended St. Mary School. She married Felipe Cruz Jan. 15, 1927 and the couple lived on the Cruz Homestead in North Veta until 1942 when they sold the farm and moved to La Veta. They moved to Walsenburg in 1957 where she had lived until about three years ago. Mr. Cruz died in 1989. Survivors include her children, Marguerite Mitchell, Northglenn, Christina Madrill, Pueblo, Clara Slayden, Denver and Phillip Cruz, Arvada; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in North Veta Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cruz, Felipe S.
Felipe S. Cruz - Huerfano World - November 2, 1989 - Lifetime Huerfano County resident Felipe Cruz, 90, died in Northglenn Oct. 28, 1989, after a lengthy illness. Born on the family ranch at North Veta on May 19, 1899, he was the son of Felix and Gertrudes Cruz. The family had homesteaded the area in the mid 1800's. After attending St. Mary School he continued for 40 years working the family ranch. During that time he also worked for several years for Huerfano County Road and Bridge Department. He married the former Fedelina Romero Jan. 15, 1927. In 1943, he left the ranch and went to work for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. After retiring in 1959, he moved into Walsenburg where he had been a resident since. He was a member of St. Mary Church. Predeceased are his daughters Rosella Marin, June 11, 1989 and Charlotte Cruz, 1949 and sons Felix Cruz, June 8, 1988 and Leodore Cruz, 1945. Survivors include his wife, Fedelina Cruz, Walsenburg; his children, Marguerite (John) Mitchell, Northglenn, Christina (Eloy) Madrill, Pueblo, Clara Slayden, Denver and Phillip Cruz, Aurora; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Cruz, Arvada, son-in-law, Porfirio Marin, Denver, 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North Veta Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cruz, Felix Jr.
Felix Cruz, Jr. - Walsenburg Independent - November 14, 1930 - Felix Cruz Jr. Dies at Home of Parents at 11 This Morning - Felix Cruz, 18 years of age, died at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Felix Cruz, on West Eighth Street, at 11 o'clock this morning of typhoid fever. Young Cruz had been sick for about 20 days. He was a member of the senior class of St. Mary's parochial school. Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church Sunday morning under direction of Furphy brothers. Mr. Cruz Sr. lost his mother just two months ago.

Cruz, Fred
Fred Cruz - Denver Post - June 12, 1995 - Fred Cruz, a Brighton resident, died May 30 at Platte Valley Medical Center. He was 87. A mass was said June 2 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Northglenn. Interment was in Highland Cemetery in Thornton. He was born July 4, 1907, in Walsenburg. On Dec. 14, 1927, he married Tammie Espinoza in Powell, Wyo. Cruz was a former Kuner's employee. He was a member of St. Augustine Parish in Brighton and Teamsters union No. 452. He enjoyed billiards, dancing and playing the accordion. Survivors include his wife; four sons, Alfred, Nampa, Idaho, Robert, Northglenn, Everett, Commerce City, and Tom, Westminster; four daughters, Mary Ann Givins, Thornton, Gloria Anderson, Lakewood, Sarah E. Cruz, Brighton, and Carol McLain, Santa Clara, Calif.; three sisters, Belle Higgins, Casper, Sarah Woods, Thermopolis, Wyo., and Rebecca Decker, Englewood; 27 grandchildren; 25 great -grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. Contributions may be made to St. Augustine Church Roof Fund, 675 E. Egbert St., Brighton 80601.

Cruz, Ida E.
Ida E. Cruz - Huerfano World - May 8, 2003 - Ida E. Cruz went to be with the Lord peacefully with her family by her side April 29, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph; brother, Lee Medina; and sister, Julia Romero. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Sunny (Jake) Archuleta, Bobby (Becky) Cruz, Betty (Michael Biehn) Cruz, Joseph Lee Cruz, Lori (Graham) Sweeney, Michelle (Joe) Manzanares, Sylvia (Joey) Kennedy and Darlene DeCordova; 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mercy Mascaranes and Daisey Chavez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ida will be forever remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Vigil was held Friday, 7 p.m. Funeral mass, Saturday, 11 a.m., both services at Holy Family Church. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association and American Cancer Society in her memory.

Cruz, Joe I.
Joe I. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2006 - Joe I. Cruz, 73, of Pueblo passed away Friday, June 9, 2006. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Cora Cruz; children, Ruby Cruz, Rose (Robert Windsor) Cruz, Rhonda (Paul Chavez) Cruz, Jacque Cruz, Joey (Melissa) Cruz, Guy (Christine) Cruz, Charles (Roberta) Cruz; grandchildren, Donnie and Brandon Beauvais, Tara and Staci Rodriguez, Konner Searcy, Brandi, Jordan, Jacob and Kylie Cruz, Tyler, Nicholas, Tommy and Guy Jr. Cruz, Zachary, Jonathan and Julia Cruz; sisters, Ida, Maggie, Terry, Ruby and Stella. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Eva Cruz; his brother, John B. Cruz; and grandson, Zachary Cruz. Joe was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. After the Korean War, Joe was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot where he eventually retired. Joe was a very devoted husband who was always proud of his children and grandchildren and his entire family. His enjoyments in life were the Broncos, dancing, flea markets and all of the church festivals. He is going to be deeply missed. Recitation of the Rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2006; both services are at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish. Inurnment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery with special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Cruz, Jose
Jose Luis Cruz Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2002 - Jose Luis Cruz Sr. of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Esteban and Amada Cruz; and son, Jose Luis Cruz Jr. Survived by his wife, Sulema “Emma” Cruz; daughters, Elizabeth (Antonio Govea) Cruz and Sonia C. (Patrick M.) Rios; son, David (Diana) Cruz Sr.; five stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Jose was a lifelong construction worker. Viewing will be today from 1 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Cruz, Jose Pedro
Jose Pedro Cruz - Huerfano World – June 27, 1963 - Jose Pedro Cruz Succumbs at 77 - Jose Pedro Cruz of Walsenburg died Tuesday in a Pueblo hospital following an illness of about two months. He was 77. A farmer and retired miner, Mr. Cruz was born in Huerfano County on October 23, 1885, and had made his home in the Walsenburg area all his life. His wife died many years ago. The deceased leaves four nieces, Mrs. Pauline Vigil, Mrs. E. Salazar, Mrs. G. Trujillo, and Mrs. Susan Vigil, all of Pueblo; and two nephews, J. Cruz and Abe Cruz, both of Denver. Rosary will be recited at 7:15 p.m. today (Thursday) at St. Mary Church. Requiem High Mass will be sung at the church at 9 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in the new St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Furphy Mortuary.

Cruz, Juan B.
Juan B. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2001 - Juan B. Cruz, 90, died on Oct. 26, 2001, at University Park Care Center in Pueblo. He was born on Jan. 22, 1911, in Springer, N.M., the son of the late Abran and Leonor (Herrera) Cruz. He was a member of (St. Patrick's) St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Raton, N.M. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and was an amateur boxer. Preceded in death by first wife, Fidelia Gomez Cruz; second wife, Viola Roybal Cruz; daughter, Margaret Cervantez; and brother, Benjamin Cruz. Survived by daughter, Soledad "Bubbles" (Jesus) Alcaraz, Pueblo; stepdaughter, Margaret Segura, Raton; sons, Fermin (Alta Gracia) Cervantez, Sacramento, Calif., John M. (Kay) Cruz, Copperopolis, Calif., James (Pauline) Cruz, Sacramento, Alfredo (Rosa) Cruz, Oakland, Calif., Arturo (Rose) Cruz, Oakland; 27 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Recitation of the rosary, 9:30 a.m. today and Mass, 10 a.m. today with the Rev. Guy Roberts officiating. Both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Raton. Interment, Mount Calvary Cemetery, Raton.

Cruz, Juanita
Juanita Cruz - World Independent – January 4, 1946 – Juanita Cruz, born Oct. 8, 1868, in Walsenburg, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Candida Lucero of 1008 West Seventh street yesterday. She had been a resident of La Veta for many years prior to making her home here. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Lucero, and another daughter, Vivian Martinez, of Silt, Colo., and one son, Jasper Cruz of Denver. Rosary services will be held this evening at 7:30 at the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Funeral services will be tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9:30 at the mortuary and at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary church. Interment will be in the St. Mary cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Cruz, Lawrence Chris
Lawrence Chris Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2000 - Lawrence Chris Cruz, 45, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord June 27, 2000. Born June 20, 1955, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Graciano and Aurelia Cruz and J.R. and Mamie Vigil; one brother, Fred Cruz; uncle, Seledon Vigil; aunt, Lillian Casados; three cousins, Tony Vigil, Gary Metzger and Sam Casados. Survived by sons, Vito Martinez, Christopher Cruz and Gino Cruz, all of Pueblo; daughter, Valerie Martinez, Pueblo; parents, Chris and Margaret Cruz, Pueblo; brother, Rudy Cruz, Pueblo; sisters, Louise (Tony) Ortega, Pueblo; Lorraine Debbie (Ron) Valdez, Pueblo, Margaret Ann (Russell) Carrillo, Pueblo; godson, Russell Dean Carrillo; special friend, Donna Romero and family. Also survived by all his special nieces and nephews that he loved very much. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. Relatives and friends will be received at the parents' home, 2606 E. Routt, and St. Francis Church Hall after interment.

Cruz, Leo M.
Leo M. Cruz - Walsenburg World-Independent - September 22, 1950 - Cruz Killed, Cortez Hurt In Korea - Two more Huerfano County boys have been reported on the casualty lists. One from Gardner and one from Walsenburg. Lucy Montez, aunt of Leo M. Cruz, 629 West Eighth Street, said that his father, Pete Cruz, had received a telegram from the Army stating that Leo had been killed in action in Korea on Sept. 11. Cruz joined the Army on July 22, 1949, immediately after graduating from Central High School in Pueblo. The other casualty, reported by the United Press, was Pvt. Louis G. Cortez, son of Mrs. Sara Cortez of Gardner. He was listed as being wounded. His mother, who lives on Turkey Creek, said that they recently got a letter stating that he was wounded but the extent of his injuries was not known at present time.

Cruz, Lucy Aurora
Lucy Aurora Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1997 - Lucy Aurora Cruz, 82, of Pueblo, went home to be with her Lord Sept. 14, 1997. Born on Oct. 26, 1914, in Guadalupita, N.M., to the union of Gregorio and Veronis Sandoval who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her husband, Juan N. Cruz- three brothers- and two sisters. Survived by her sons, John (Karen) Cruz, Denver, Colo., and Richard (Rose) Cruz, Pueblo- daughters, Erlinda (Ed) Duran, Pueblo, Theodora Dimas, Sacramento, Calif., Mary (Thomas) Garduno, Pueblo, Lala (Jesus) Briseno, Pueblo, Inez (Epimenio) Romero, Denver, Colo., and Lorraine (Albert) Montoya, Denver, Colo.- 35 grandchildren- 49 great-grandchildren-and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She enjoyed attending church service and loved her pastors at Praise Assembly and enjoyed long rides in the country. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. tonight, also at Romero Funeral Chapel. , 10 a.m. Wednesday at Praise Assembly of God. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Cruz, Manita
Manita (Minnie) Cruz - Huerfano World - July 29, 1999 - Manita (Minnie) Cruz, 94, of San Leandro, CA, died July 5, 1999. Born Jan. 11, 1905 in Walsenburg to Manuel and Marina Garcia. Married to Frank Cruz in 1928, they moved to Oakland, CA, in 1941. He died in 1986. Survived by children, Manuel Cruz, Grizzly Flats, CA, Louise Griego, San Leandro and Evangeline Sanchez, Pleasantville, CA; a brother, Silvano Garcia, Walsenburg; sisters, Baldo Garcia, Canon City, Palsne Garcia, Pueblo; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral mass was July 8 from St. Felicitas Catholic Church in San Leandro. Burial was in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hayward, CA.

Cruz, Manuel A.
Manuel A. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2000 - Manuel A. Cruz, 81, departed this life May 14, 2000. Born July 15, 1918, in Trinidad. He worked in the farming industry most of his adult life. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Tomasita Cruz; two spouses, Florentina Orona and Josephine Cruz; brothers, Max, Joe, Sammy and Frank Cruz; also three sisters; daughter, Henrietta C. Smith; stepson, Henry Sandoval. Survived by daughter, Mary Ann Duran; stepchildren, Della Tafoya, Stella (Tony) Pacheco, William (Angie) Lucero, Jesse (Magdalene) Sandoval, Raymond (Diana) Sandoval and Raymundo Sandoval; two brothers, Matt (Grace) Cruz, Silviano (Florence) Cruz; 49 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; many other relatives to include Mary (Joe) Medina. At Mr. Cruz's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Family will receive friends at 1216 Beulah Ave.

Cruz, Manuel Carrillo
Manuel Carrillo Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1986 - Henry Ortiz, also known as Manuel Carrillo Cruz, 1429 E. Evans, departed this life Sunday, April 13, 1986. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Duran, Nov. 15, 1973. A Word War II, U.S. Army veteran. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp., 25-inch mill. Survivors include his children, Gabriel and Tom Cruz, both of San Gabriel, Calif.; Janie Ortiz, Frankie Ortiz, Larry (Bowina) Duran, Mitch Duran, Charlene Duran, and Connie Duran, all of Pueblo, Tom (Cheryl) Duran, Denver; sister, Eloisa Alvarez, Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Jesus Cruz, Mexico, and Frank Cruz, Sunnyville, Calif.; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Angeles Chapel, the Rev. Eugene Harden officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 210 Spring.

Cruz, Marie
Marie G. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2002 - Marie G. Cruz, 77, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 14, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Augusto C. Cruz; parents, Dionisio and Belen Guererro; brother, Joaquin Guerrero; and sisters, Jean Montoya and Nancy Garcia. Survived by her son, Richard (Vinda) Cruz; daughter, Patricia (Robert) Hamlin; brothers, Jess and Joe Guerrero; sisters, Margaret Soto, Ann Leyba and Dolores Garcia; grandchildren, Deborah (Ed) Romero, Jennifer (Terrence) Pitt, Stephanie (Jeff) Perkins, Hope Nieto, Amy (Jimmy Jr.) Burney, Jaclyn Nieto and Michael Piazza; and eight great-grandchildren. Her hobbies were spending time with her family. She was also one of the past Queens of Mount Carmel Church in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, both at Mount Carmel Church, with celebrant Rev. Leonard Racki. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery.

Cruz, Michael Alexander
Michael Alexander Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2002 - Michael Alexander Cruz, 19 months, born Nov. 20, 2000, passed away July 2, 2002. Survived by parents, Jason D. and Dynel Cruz; sisters, Acacia and Tierra; grandparents, Lawrence and Carol DeHerrera, Aaron and Jo Cruz; aunts and uncles, Thong and Aubrie Ta, Justin and Natalie Even, Stacey Cruz, Justin and Desiree DeHerrera; cousins, Andrew and Morgan Even and Conner Cruz. Predeceased by grandfather, Michael Smith, and great-grandmother, Verlene Smith. Michael was affectionately known to his family as “Little Mac.” He loved playing with his sisters, cousins and friends. He had just learned to sing his first song, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Memorial service, Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2203 E. 13th St. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cruz, Nora
Nora Cruz - Rocky Mountain News - July 1, 1978 - Mass of Christian Burial for Nora Cruz will be at 10 a.m., Monday, in St. Cajetan's Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m., Sunday, in Trevino Mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Olivet. Mrs. Cruz who lived at 118 W. Ellsworth Avenue, died Thursday in St. Luke's Hospital after an illness of four months. She was 68. Born January 6, 1910, in Trinidad, where she was educated, she married Ted Cruz there April 8, 1929. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four daughters, Willabelle Medina, Lillian Montoya, Della Lucero and Sonia Romero; a son, Ted Paul Cruz, and a brother, William Rivers, all of Denver; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Cruz, Orlando Frailan
Orlando Frailan Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2003 - Orlando Frailan Cruz, 60, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 18, 2003. Born in Walsenburg, Colo., on Oct. 18, 1942. Preceded in death by his father, Fidel Cruz; and sister, Mary Lou Cruz Perez. Survived by his loving mother, Anna Mae Cruz; and friend, Walter Potrapeluk; sister, Betty Ann (Gilbert) Gomez; brothers, Carlos (Chris), Anthony and Jake (Liz) Cruz; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Previously employed by Burlington Northern Railroad as a trackman. Vigil Rosary, 5 p.m. Sunday, at Johnson Romero Chapel in Walsenburg. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Interment, North Veta Cemetery.

Cruz, Priscilla Cecilia
Priscilla Cecilia Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1999 - Priscilla Cecilia Cruz, 48, of Pueblo, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 1999. Survived by her children, Jeffrey (Julia) Harrell and Sheila Harrell, granddaughter, Justina, parents, Leo and Maria Cruz, sisters, Louella Cruz, Sharon (Steve) Cauley, Karen (Tom) Cooper and Veronica Herrera, brothers, Leo Cruz, Jr., Christopher Cruz and Michael Cruz, aunt, Florence (Joe) Espinoza, uncles, Lorenza (Linda) Cruz and Bernie (Nita) Cruz, nieces and nephews, Desiree Reynolds, Steve Cauley, Jr., Tiffany, Nathan, Deserio and Natalie Cooper, Kenneth Cruz, Lucas, Alexandro and Sara Vigil, Melissa Marquez and Amanda Cruz, great-nephews, Kenny, Jr. and Justin, and numerous other relatives. Priscilla was a 1969 Central High School graduate. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 1999 , Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, Colo. Viewing, noon to 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment, Chapel Hills Cemetery.

Cruz, Rexx Candito
Rexx Candito Cruz - Huerfano World – April 22, 2004 - Rexx Candito Cruz was reunited in death, Saturday, Apr. 17, 2004, with his parents, Esquiel and Mary Cruz and sister, Angie. Survived by his wife, Victoria Cruz and his children, Rexx C. Jr. (Carolina) Cruz, Candace (Tim) Cruz, Gidget (Sonny) Cruz and Donavan Hernandez; brothers, Bernie (Laura) Cruz and Dale (Rosie) Cruz; sisters, Eleanor (Jessie) Cervantes, Geneva (Chris) Martinez, Josie (Marty) Brown and Marty Cruz; also many grandchildren, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Service will be held at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg on Saturday, Apr. 24, 2004 at 2 p.m. followed by food and drinks at Huajatolla Diner, 102 US Highway 10. Cremation. Denver Post - April 23, 2004 - Formerly of Denver, CO. Survived by wife Victoria Cruz, & his children, Rexx Cruz Jr., Candace Cruz, Gidget Cruz, Donovan Hernandez; & three grandchildren. Services will be at St. Mary's church in Walsenburg on April 24 at 2 p.m.

Cruz, Rosie Mary
Rosie Mary Cruz - Denver Post - April 23, 1992 - Rosie Mary Cruz of Fort Lupton, a hostess, died April 16 in Brighton. She was 78. Mass of the resurrection was Monday at St. Augustine's' Catholic Church. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery. She was born Feb. 20, 1914, in Walsenburg. On Sept. 16, 1929, she married Abel Cruz in Fort Morgan. He died in 1969. Mrs. Cruz was a member of St. Augustine's and an avid bingo player. She is survived by two daughters, Geneva Fresquez, Brighton, and Sue Cardenas, Fort Lupton; a brother, Tim Padilla, Denver; two sisters, Lucy Vella, Kersey, and Mary Miller, Nebraska; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Cruz, Sean Michael
Sean Michael Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2003 - My beloved son, Sean Michael Cruz, has departed from us on Sept. 3. You have gone from our sight, forever present in our hearts. He is preceded in death by great-grandparents, Augusto and Marie G. Cruz; he leaves behind his loving mother, Hope D. Nieto; and father, Carl Colangelo of Colorado Springs; his grandparents, Robert and Patricia Hamlin of Pueblo, and Charles R. Nieto of California; aunts, Deborah, Jennifer, Stephanie and Jaclyn of Colorado Springs; uncles, Michael, Jeffrey and Edward of Colorado Springs; and numerous cousins. The family will receive family and friends at 1021 Lake Ave. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home and interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Cruz, Sydni A.
Sydni A. Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2004 - Our precious Sydni A. Cruz, peacefully passed in her sleep on July 27, 2004. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2004, at Peace Lutheran Church, 5675 Field St. Arvada.

Cruz, Tommy
Tommy Cruz - Huerfano World - October 25, 2001 - In Loving memory of My Beloved Husband Tommy Cruz, who went to his heavenly home on October 25, 2000. - Verse - Lovingly missed by your, Wife Helen Cruz.

Cruz, Tommy Sr.
Tommy Cruz Sr. - Huerfano World - October 24, 1991 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Tommy Cruz Sr. who died Oct. 24, 1968. - Verse - Sadly missed by his wife Helen Cruz.

Cruz, Unknown
Unknown Cruz - Basalt Journal - June 24, 1905 - Joe Mattisi, an Italian charged with the murder of a Mexican sheep herder named Cruz at Segundo four years ago, has his preliminary hearing June 19th before a justice of the peace and was bound over to the District court in Las Animas county without bail. Mattisi left after the crime but returned a short time since.

Cruz, Valvina
Valvina Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2004 - Valvina Cruz, 72, of Walsenburg, passed away March 26, 2004. Valvina is remembered as one whose passion was her family. She loved to care for her children, grandchildren and her extended family. She also had a fondness for playing bingo and traveling to Cripple Creek with friends and family. She will be missed by her children, Arthur Lee (Brenda) Cruz, Modesto (Lana) Cruz, Susana Marie Cruz and Mark (Lisa) Sierra; brother, Ernest Cruz; sisters, Rosella Valdez, Margaret Sierra and Gloria Archuleta. Also survived by brother-in-law, Toby Archuleta; sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Cruz and Agnes Cruz; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a son, Richard Edward Cruz; brothers, Esequel Cruz, Anastacio Cruz, Fidel Cruz and Baltasar Cruz; sister, Ida Espinoza; brothers-in-law, Ernest Valdez and Joe Espinoza; and sister-in-law, Juanita Cruz. Rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, at St. Mary Church. Burial at Laguna Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Cruz, Victoria
Victoria Cruz – Huerfano World – May 13, 2004 - Children and Cruz family would like to say thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts for the ones who helped us in our day of need and sadness. And a special thanks to Mom & Dad Hambrick and father Rich. God Bless!

Cruz, Virginia Margaret
Virginia Margaret Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2000 - Virginia Margaret Cruz, of Avondale, Colo., went to be with the Lord and join her late husband Albert on Sept. 25, 2000. Mrs. Cruz enjoyed life, her family was all important to her. She also loved watching the Broncos and was an avid wrestling fan, and loved to work crossword puzzles. She also loved to garden. She considered her garden a success when she could pick a tomato or a cucumber that she had planted. Mrs. Cruz will be remembered by all her family as a great cook; large family gatherings were a regular happening at her house. Preceded in death by her late husband, Albert Z. Cruz on May 9, 2000; parents, Cy and Rose Jacques; father- and mother-in-law, Abram and Anita Cruz; two brothers and a sister; as well as two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her children, Andrew Cruz, Abraham (Diane) Cruz, David Cruz, Bobby (Rose) Cruz, Don (Merlinda) Cruz, Joseph (Renee) Cruz, JoAnn (Art) Gonzales, Christine (Danny) Ramirez, Judy (Genero) Arellano, Joyce (Ruben) Valdez, Jozette (Louis) Anaya, Dennis (Barbara) Cruz; 45 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven brothers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing at the funeral home from 2 until 7 p.m. on Thursday with a rosary to follow at 7 p.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2000. Both services at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will be receiving friends and family at 1221 Lake Ave., Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2000 - Virginia M. Cruz of Pueblo, Colorado, who passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2000 Whom is survived by her loving eldest son Sonny (Janet) Cruz, RoseAnn (John) Flores. Special loving granddaughter Rene Arellano and son Stephen. Many grandchildren. Both services at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel viewing from 2 pm until 7 pm Thursday, Sept. 28th. Family and friends received at 520 South Chimazo Drive, Pueblo West.

Cruz, Willa Marie
Willa Marie Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2003 - Willa Marie Cruz Willa Marie Cruz, 67, of Wildomar, Calif. went to be with the Lord on Sept. 27, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ruth Reich and nephew Steven Combs. Survived by a sister, Patricia Combs; 5 children, Paula, Nathalie and Sheila Cruz of Pueblo, Colo., Paul “Sonny” (Nina) Cruz of Wildomar, Calif., Amelia (Sharon) Cruz of Long Beach, Calif.; Father of her children, Paul (Coleen) Cruz; 10 grandchildren, Terryle and Delvonka Carter, Josua, Brian and Kyle Cordova of Pueblo, Nicole and Kristen Cruz, Tina and Monica Yepes and Haley Rankin of California; 2 great-grandchildren, Synquiss and Terryle Shaun Carter of Pueblo; 2 nephews, Tim and David (Leslie) Combs of Manitou, Colo. Many nieces and nephews of the Pfaffenhauser and Cruz families along with countless friends. Special friends and extended family; Brewster Stump of N.Y.; Arnie Johnson of Anza, Calif.; Kenny and Nita Wheeler, Shauna Carpenter, Gary Gordon, John Meagher, Kevin and Austen Novak of Pueblo, Colo.; Michelle Yepes and Randy Leimeister of Calif. She was a beautiful woman, but first and foremost a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, an inspiration to her family and all that knew her. After raising her children she fulfilled her childhood dream of going to New York where she worked for the I.R.S. for 13 years. Upon retiring she moved to California, where she spent the remainder of her life. She will be remembered always for her faith and trust in God. Funeral Services 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003 at St. Francis Church. Relatives, friends and family will be received at St. Frances Church. Grave site service Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, 3:00 p.m., Aguilar, Colo. cemetery. Reception to follow

Cruze, Juan
Juan Cruze - Blue Valley Times - May 23, 1914 - Juan Cruze Shot from Ambush - Trinidad - Juan Cruze, twenty-three, a union miner, was shot from ambush at the mouth of Riley canon, a short distance from Segundo.

Cruzen, Nelda M.
Nelda M. Cruzen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1987 - Nelda M. Cruzen, 53, of Florence passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 12, 1987, at Colorado Springs hospital. Born April 4, 1934, in Putnam, Texas, the daughter of Moses and Viola Tatom. She attended schools in Texas and Oklahoma. She was co-publisher of Florence Citizen for 17 years and co-publisher of Wet Mountain Tribune for 9 years. Past president of Florence Chamber of Commerce; member of Custer County Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Press Association; charter member of First Southern Baptist Church in Florence, where she had been an organist since 1966. Married to the late Darryl Kimbrel; remarried to Robert B. Cruzen on Oct. 12, 1962. He survives, as do six children: two daughters, Gail Geer of Florence and Kimberly Cruzen Hilson of Yankton, S.D.; four sons, Ross Kimbrel of Pueblo, Kris Cruzen of New Bedford, Mass., Shawn Cruzen of Florence and Kenneth Cruzen of Canon City. Also survived by two grandsons, one granddaughter and many other relatives and friends. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at First Southern Baptist Church in Florence, the Revs. D. Wayne Dickenson and James A. Royal officiating. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Nelda Cruzen Memorial Fund at First Southern Baptist Church or through the mortuary.

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