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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Daveline, Richard T.
Richard T. “Rich” Daveline - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Richard T. “Rich” Daveline, 94, passed away Feb. 17, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris K. Daveline; brother, L.A. Daveline. Rich is survived by his children, Lauretta Gaherty, Jon (Carrie) Daveline, Julie (Les) Moroye, Larry Daveline, Jerry (Dottie) Daveline; grandchildren, Kathy (Phil) Stump, Janette (Kevin) Rhoades, Jim (Lindsey) Gould, Debbie (Dave) Howard, Dirk (Sherri) Daveline, Dan (Theresa) Daveline, Leslie Moroye, Jennifer (Dusty) Moroye-Young, Eric (Christy) Moroye, Nicholas Daveline, Adam Daveline, Sara Daveline, Megan Daveline; 13 great-grandchildren. Rich was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. He was involved with the retail shoe business in downtown Pueblo for more than 40 years. Upon his retirement in 1975, “The Mayor of Main Street” began his new life with family and golf. Viewing will be 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, with a vigil service to follow at 6 p.m., at T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Shrine of St. Therese with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Catholic Charity of the Diocese of Pueblo through the funeral home office.

Davenport, William Ralph
William Ralph Davenport - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1987 - William Ralph Davenport, late of Pueblo, died Oct. 30, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by wife Leona Davenport, Pueblo; sons, Jimmy (Virginia) Davenport, Wichita, Kan., A. Leon (Janel) Davenport, Pueblo; five grandchildren, one great-grandson, three sisters and one brother. Born Aug. 16, 1912, in Carterville, Mo. Pueblo resident since 1942; member of Park Hill Christian Church and International Order of Odd Fellows. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Wayne R. Ward officiating. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Interment, 3 p.m., Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Colo. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Davey, Daniel Richard
Daniel Richard Davey - The Orange County Register - April 10, 2003 – Danny Davey was born Oct. 11, 1925, Pueblo, CO and died: April 8, 2003, Santa Ana, CA. His survivors: Wife, Peggy; sons: Daniel, Tim; brothers: Raymond, Lester; one grandchild. Services: were held in San Diego with arrangements by Rose Hills Mortuary. Costa Mesa. When Danny Davey became one of former President George Bush's 1,000 Points of Light in 1991, he called it “a high point of my life.” But he wasn't referring to the award as much as to the honor of shaking the hands of a president and first lady. Danny rarely took credit for the years of volunteer work he did on behalf of American Indians on reservations in Arizona. “It's not really my award,” he said the night he was named Point of Light No. 628. “It belongs to all the people who help me.” That's partly true, of course. But Danny was the driving force behind the project he started in 1948. He's the one who rented the trucks (sometimes as many as half a dozen per trip”, who rounded up volunteers and donations, and who drove 18 hours to take Thanksgiving dinners and food, clothes, blankets and general supplies to the reservation two or three times a year for more than 50 years. Danny's passion for helping the Indians was so much a part of the Daveys' family life that wife Peggy once said, “It's like getting up and brushing your teeth.” She couldn't imagine life without Danny's treks to the Southwest. They sometimes had too many donations stacked up in their Santa Ana living room that they couldn't see out the front windows. Once, he got so many donated oranges that they filled three railroad boxcars. On April 8, the day he died of a heart attack, Danny, 77, was on his way to Wheeler's Sewing Machine Center in Santa Ana to pick up donated sewing machines he planned to take to the reservations. A native of Pueblo, CO, he decided when he was in the Navy during World War II that if his life was spared, he'd devote himself to helping others. After surviving a kamikaze attack and watching his brother's ship go down in front of him, Danny started seeking ways to give back. While driving to Colorado one day, he passed through Navajo country and was shocked by what he called “terrible conditions of those full-blooded Americans.” Helping them became his life's work. To support his family – and his passion – he drove a delivery truck for UPS, a job he loved for its constant interaction with people. Danny was a small, compact man with amazing stores of energy who chomped a cigar, wore a cowboy hat and never met a stranger. He could, and would, talk your ear off. In fact, he could hardly bear to be without someone to talk to every waking minute. He had a wonderful grin and a winning way about him that made it hard for anyone to turn down his request for donations. Several women's groups got into the act, along with many individuals. When people learned of Danny's project, then met Danny, they wanted to be part of it. He rounded up whatever the Indians said they needed, but he was especially depended upon to take them turkeys and all the trimmings for Thanksgiving. Finally, he and friend Bud Hohl set up the nonprofit Thunderbird Foundation through which they processed donations. Danny's survivors are working out how to keep the foundation going. It's not cheap, and Danny funded most of the work himself. One trip with a couple of large truckloads could cost $9,000 – much of that for truck rental. The Indians called Danny “Road Runner” because they said he didn't stay very long and just kept going. But he had to. There was just so much to be done. His efforts didn't go unnoticed. In addition to being named a Point of Light, he was featured on Ralph Edwards' TV show, “This is Your Life,” in 1958 and received a Norman Vincent Peale America's Award in 1995. Danny was appreciative but all he really wanted was to make the Indians happy. For him, no award could measure up to the smiles on the Indian children's faces when he lined them up and handed out candy, or the gratitude in the women's eyes when he showed up with hundred of clean barrels for water. “You don't have to be somebody to help somebody,” he said. “Just reach out and do it.”

Davey, John
John Davey – Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – Davey, John, aged 49 years, died at a local hospital, July 25. Body at McCarthy's.

Davick, Andria
Andria Davick – Eagle Valley Enterprise – December 24, 1920 – While guards from the state hospital for the insane were searching the countryside for her, Mrs. Andria Davick, 47 years old, died of exposure in a vacant shack on the Beulah road, seven miles west of Pueblo.

Davick, Esther
Esther Davick - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1920 -  Esther Davick, aged 47 years, died Dec 14, 1920, at a local hospital. The body is at McCarthy & Brown's.

David, Wilfrido L.
Wilfrido L. David - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2003 - Wilfrido L. David, M.D., 71, of Pueblo passed away on March 27, 2003, born on Oct. 19, 1931, in Pampanga, Philippines, to the union of Fernando and Juliana David. He attended and graduated from the University of Santa Tomas Medical School in Manila, Philippines, in 1953. Together with his bride, he moved to the United States in 1954. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Zenaida; children, Maria (Sherman “Butch”) Millirans, Robert (Beverly “Bambi”) David, Wilfrido “Lonnie” (Anita) David, JoJo (Anne Marie) David; grandchildren, Kalena and Joshua Millirans, Leah and Andrew David, Lauryn and Chadron David; sister, Mirla Flor Faridy, Winnipeg, Manitoba; brother, Fernando David, Pennsylvania; along with numerous other relatives and friends. He loved his wife first and foremost, in Christ, and that love spread through to his children, grandchildren, colleagues and patients. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Christ the King Church, with inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Davidson, Clarence (Son of)
Son of Clarence Davidson - Boulder Daily Camera - November 14, 1896 - Child Drowned at Rye - Pueblo, Nov. 14. - At Rye, Clarence Davidson's three year old son was drowned while watching stock at water.

Davidson, Donald D.
Donald D. Davidson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1943 - Funeral services for Donald D. Davidson who died Tuesday will be held at the Davis Mortuary chapel at 3:30 p.m. today. Rev. George F. Lowe will officiate. Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Davidson had been a resident of Pueblo for 25 years, and was employed in the wire mill of the CF&I Corp. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Flora Gill, Albuquerque, N.M. He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Las Vegas, N.M.

Davidson, James
James Davidson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1924 - James Davidson, age 86years, died in Trinidad, Colo. January 5. The body reached Pueblo Monday afternoon and was taken direct from the depot to Mountain View cemetery where interment was made. Arrangements in charge of the United Davis-Vories Undertaking Co.

Davidson, Janette M.
Janette M. Davidson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 9, 1919 - Janette M. Davidson, age 76, died at home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Gill, of 1430 East Tenth Street, early yesterday morning. Mrs. Davidson has been ill for several months. She came here five years ago with her husband and since has resided at the family home, 1617 East Eighth Street. She was a member of the First Christian church of Colorado Springs. She is survived by her husband and son, James, of the family residence and one daughter, Mrs. Bert Gill. The body was removed to the United Funeral Home and the announcement of the funeral will be made later.

Davidson, Jerry J.
Jerry J. Davidson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1986 - Jerry J. Davidson passed away Dec. 26, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by his daughter, Mrs. Nida (Clarence) Sterling, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Iva Davidson, on Jan. 14, 1972. Services under the direction of Blackmore-Whitaker Funeral Home, Trenton, Mo., with burial at Cat Creek Cemetery,

Davidson, John W.
John W. Davidson - Westland News - September 28, 1916 - The death of Hon. John W. Davidson, district attorney of this district, at Pueblo last Friday, has saddened this entire community. He had been ill for the past year, and for several weeks in a hospital. Mr. Davidson was regarded highly wherever he was known, and was truly a fine example of a cultured Christian gentleman. He occupied a high place in his profession and was universally admired by hosts of friends. Bayfield Blade – October 6, 1916 – District Attorney Davidson Dead – Pueblo – John W. Davidson, district attorney of the Tenth Judicial District, died here. Mr. Davidson was president of the District Attorneys' Association of Colorado and had served for the last eight years as district attorney of this district. He was formerly county attorney of Saguache County, where he served four years. Pueblo Chieftain – January 30, 1917 – Former District Attorney is Eulogized by Lawyers – Pueblo County Bar Association Adopts Resolutions For Late John W. Davidson – Outside Attorneys Here For Meeting – A fitting testimonial to the late John W. Davidson and resolutions of condolence were adopted yesterday morning at a meeting of the Pueblo County Bar association held in the district courtroom of Division A at the courthouse. The meeting was presided over by Judge F. R. McAliney, president of the association and was attended by a large number of the members as well as a number of attorneys being present from the other counties of the 10th judicial district. The testimonial and resolutions were offered by a committee consisting of M. G. Saunders, S. R. Durham and W. L. Hartmen (Hartman?), appointed at a meeting held the week of Mr. Davidson's death to prepare them and to present them at some future date. The testimonial and resolutions follow: “On September 22, 1916, at St. Mary's hospital in the City of Pueblo John W. Davidson, a member of the bar, after a long and brave fight against an unyielding malady, surrendered his generous spirit to the God who gave it, and in consequence, the hearts of the members of this bar, in common with his numerous other friends, are weighed down in grief and sorrow. However, the sorrow felt at the loss of a dear friend and an honored associate is greatly softened when in all good conscience we can say of him 'Well done, good and faithful servant,' and in so paying our humble tribute to the memory of our departed brother we are consoled by the happy thought that we can and do speak of one having met the responsibilities of life with courage and discharged them with fidelity and honor, was entitled to enter upon the rewards which we believe come to those who weary not in well doing. Came to Colorado – Mr. Davidson was born in Hickory county, Missouri, February 13, 1870, was admitted to the bar in 1891, and practiced law in his native state until 1897, when failing health caused him to seek a change of climate and he came to Colorado. He located at Saguache, and during his stay there he served as county attorney. He later came to Pueblo and was soon selected by Judge S. Harrison White as one of his assistants, which position he held until 1908, when he succeeded to the office of district attorney and to which office he was re-elected in 1912 and was holding at the time of his death. While we recall with respect and admiration his profound knowledge of the law and the strength and clearness of his reason, we dwell with especial pleasure upon those qualities of heart and mind, the broad sympathy and the irrepressible sense of justice which enabled him to appreciate and give due weight to the meritorious features of both sides of a controversy, and made him – what he in fact was – a fair and fearless public servant. He was a man of high ideals, but his innate modesty never permitted him to believe that he had attained them. He cared little for outward evidence of success, and, although desiring and appreciating the approbation of his fellows, he found his highest compensation in the approval of his own conscience. He was a believer in the Christian religion and a consistent member of the Church and endeavored to fashion his life in accordance with the prospects and example of the Lowly Nazarene. His sympathetic nature coupled with the simplicity and beauty of his character made a charming personality which delighted all those fortunate enough to have been brought within the circle of his acquaintance. The same qualities made him an affectionate and devoted husband and a fond and indulgent father. It may well be said of him that he was never absorbed in any selfish aims or purposes and that his influence was deep and uplifting and kept before those who came within its range the high ideals which gave a tone of unselfish sweetness to human existence. Lost Upright Lawyer – Resolved, Therefore, That in the death of John W. Davidson the bar and people of Pueblo county have lost an able, learned and upright lawyer, and a fair, honest and fearless public servant, whose life work and worth at the bar and in the public service have made a deep and lasting impression for the good in the community in which he lived. Resolved, Further, That these heartfelt expressions of our love and esteem for him; our commendation for the purity, simplicity and usefulness of his life; our respect for his memory; and our sense of loss which we have, one and all, sustained in his death, be preserved by being spread upon the records of our association, and that a copy be presented to the district and county courts of the county with the request of the Pueblo Bar association that it be spread upon the court records, and that a copy be furnished to the bereaved widow and son. M. G. Saunders, W. L. Hartman, S. R. Durham.”

Davidson, Margaret
Margaret Davidson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1987 - Margaret Davidson, 69, late of Pueblo, born Sep. 30, 1918, in Guffey, Colo., passed away Dec. 25, 1987, in a local hospital. Her father's name was George Edward West, mother's name was Maude Lillian Tackett. She was a housewife and was married April 12, 1 964, in New Mexico to Billy Joe Davidson. He survives. Survived also by step-daughters, Patricia (Donald) Porter, of California, Peggy (Mike) Holmes of Phoenix Ariz., and one step-grandson. She is survived by brothers Art West of Canon City, Clyde West of Guffey, and sister Marie Ownby of Guffey. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother George West and sister Madeline Callahan. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Holt-Dixon Chapel of the Garden with Elder Lance Larson officiating. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.

Davidson, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Davidson - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - February 7, 1878 - Judge Arnold, after holding an examination at Central over the case of Jack Labaree, arrested for killing Thomas A. Davidson (colored) in a shooting affray, bound the prisoner over to await the action of the grand jury of the next term of district court.

Davie, Charles Edward
Charles Edward Davie - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1997 - Charles Edward Davie, 90, a retired Colorado and Wyoming (C&W) Railroad engineer, died on Monday, Sept. 8, 1997, at the Westwind Nursing Home where he had been a resident for the past year. Mr. Davie came to Pueblo from Clarksville, Tenn., in 1928 and married Dorothy Lee Smith in 1936. He was a 35-year employee of C&W Railroad at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation (CF&I) and became the first African-American to achieve the position of engineer, rising from the labor force. During World War II, he also worked several part-time jobs so Mrs. Davie could care for their two children, Michael and Charlotte. He passed his work ethic and his positive Christian attitude to his children. God is paramount in their lives and their families' lives. Michael is a health-care marketing executive in New Jersey and Charlotte is a nurse in South Carolina. An active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for more than 60 years, he held various offices and was a respected elder of the church, a member of the Pueblo branch NAACP and various railroad organizations. Mr. Davie enjoyed and dedicated himself to helping others after his retirement. Mr. Davie would transport the elderly to church, food markets and doctors' appointments. He was excited and enthusiastic when helping others to enjoy their lives. He also chauffeured for the Angelus Funeral Home. An avid golfer, Mr. Davie was always willing to teach others the game. He traveled throughout the United States playing golf. Playing Pebble Beach in Northern California was truly one of his memorable games. He also was an accomplished dominoes player. A devoted Dodgers and Colorado Rockies fan, he would travel to the World Series and preseason games of all teams. He would travel and vacation with his son's and daughter's families, driving across the United States, Canada and Mexico, visiting tourist attractions, monuments and unique regional restaurants. Mr. Davie is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, 1969, and a grandson, Chistopher Wheeler, 1994, his parents, Virgil and Centennial Davie, and cousins, Nanette and Andre McMurray and Blanche Custer. He will be truly missed by his son, Michael, and daughter, Charlotte. He is survived by three grandsons, Michael and Kevin Davie and Charles Eugene Armijo, a granddaughter, Tiffinni, and one great-grandson, Arman, and a cousin, Bobbie Johnson. Services for Mr. Davie will be held at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., Pueblo, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, at 3 p.m. At the family's request, cremation has taken place.

Davies, Judith Bell
Judith "Judy" Bell Davies - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 11, 2007 - Judith "Judy" Bell Davies, 95, a longtime resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed peacefully from this life February 8, 2007 at a nursing facility. Judy was born in Falls City, Nebraska on July 27, 1911, a daughter of the late, Max C. and May E. Sugden Walter. She moved to Pueblo in 1922 where she and her family lived in a tent for a year, a popular treatment for TB. She finished High School in 1930 and went on to teach in one room school house near Pueblo. I 1942 she moved to Colorado Springs and took a job with OPA (Office of Price Administration). In 1948 she took a job at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce as the secretary for the Chamber manager before being transferred to the finance department as the Director of Finance until 1960. From 1960-1961 Judy trained instructors to teach Dale Carnegie courses. She also taught the course to women in prison in Cannon City. In 1961 Judy went to work for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center until 1969 when she retired. Judy attended the University of Northern Colorado, U.C.C.S. and Blair Business College, where she later taught for a few years. Judy was involved in many organizations over the years to include: Business and Professional Women's club, where she eventually was named as the State President, The Pike National Forest Advisory Council, she was the first women to be on the board for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, she was selected by the Governor to the Governors Commission for the Advancement of Women, El Paso Society for Crippled Children (Now Easter Seals), served on the Board of Directors of Pikes Peak Seniors, was instrumental in the creation of Care Castle, an intergenerational Child Day Care Center, she was a volunteer for Memorial Hospital Auxiliary with over 10,000 hours of service, during which time she designed the baby cap that newborns still wear today when they come home from the hospital and many more organizations that help to improve our community. Judy was founder of the Republican Women's Club. She is included in the El Paso County Pioneer Women at the Pioneer Museum. Judy was listed in "Who's Who of American Women" for her involvement with women's organizations. She was also selected for the Senior League Community Service Award in 1995. Judy was an avid quilter and knitter, many of her quilts can be viewed at the Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs. She is survived by her son, James (Joan) Davies, Lake Quivira, Kansas, a stepson, Richard Bell, Englewood, Colorado, grandsons, James (Moon) Davies II, Peyton, Colorado, Mark (Anne) Davies, Colorado Springs, Colorado, granddaughters, Margaret and Katherine Bell. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Davies and her second husband, Willard Bell, a son Bert Davies and grandson, John Davies. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday, February 12, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary Chapel 2229 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. Entombment will follow at Shrine of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial Hospital Auxiliary – Volunteer Services, c/o Bonnie Nixon 1400 E. Boulder Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.

Davies, Patricia O.
Patricia O. Davies - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2006 - Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 West 18th St. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Humane Society through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Davis, Alice Ruby
Alice Ruby Davis - La Veta Signature - January 29, 1987 - Alice Ruby Davis, 67, of Walsenburg, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, January 22, at Huerfano County Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Davis was born May 8, 1919, near Rouse on her parents' ranch, Sam and Angie Rogers Herlyck, below the East Spanish Peak. She was raised on this ranch until her high school years when she moved to Cameron with her family. After her graduation from Walsenburg High School, she attended Adams State College where she earned her teaching degree in Secondary Education. It was while at Adams State College where she married J. Wayne Davis on January 27, 1940, at Taos, New Mexico. Mrs. Davis had taught at Dolores, Center, Tioga, and Walsenburg. She retired in 1967 after more than thirty years teaching. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Methodist Church and had been Sunday School Superintendent several years. She was active in Naomi Chapter, No. 14, Order of Eastern Star where she had served several times as Worthy Matron of the local Chapter. She was the current president of Huerfano County Hospital Auxiliary where she had served many years. She was also a member of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado. For many years she was the Chairperson of the Advisory Board Order of Rainbow for Girls, Walsenburg Assembly No. 10. She was formerly a member of a teacher's honor sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Woman's Club of Walsenburg. Surviving are her husband, J. Wayne Davis, Walsenburg, two daughters, Shelly (David) Daniel, South Fork, and Laurel Davis, Ft. Collins, two granddaughters, Sandy and Pam Daniel, two sisters Mary Frances Kravic, Walsenburg, and Maude (Elbert) Roush, Metairie, LA, and by other relatives and friends. Any memorial contributions can be made to the Huerfano County Hospital Auxiliary.

Davis, Alma
Alma Davis - Huerfano World - December 29, 1977 - Funeral services were conducted Friday at United Church for Alma Mathilda Davis, 87, of Walsenburg. Mrs. Davis died at St. Mary Corwin Hospital, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1977, after an illness of several months. Born at Sutton, Neb., Oct. 4, 1891, Mrs. Davis moved with her family to Grand Island, Neb., where she attended school. She married Arthur Lee Davis Apr. 27, 1914. He died in 1960. (Cut off)

Davis, Ann Louise
Ann Louise Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 6, 1987 - Ann Louise Davis, died at her home March 4, 1987. She was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Pueblo, to Wilkes Barry Robbe and Jesse Keithley. She graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School and Colorado A&M at Fort Collins. She was married June 9, 1951, in Pueblo to Richard Lester Davis. She is survived by her husband and sons, Kyle Richard Davis of Lamar, Kevin Dean Davis of Coffeyville, Kan.; daughter, Kim Marie Torgerson of Richfield, Utah. One daughter, Arly Mae Davis, and two brothers, Wilkes Barry Robbe Jr. of Cortez and Lynn Robbe of Colorado Springs, preceded her in death. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Rosemont Baptist Church in Montrose with the Rev. Roy Favage. Memorial contributions should go to the Rosemont Baptist Church, 1598 E. Niagara Rd. Burial in the Cortez Cemetery in Cortez.

Davis, Annabelle L.
Annabelle L. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2002 - Annabelle L. Davis, 93, passed away July 16, 2002. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. Sam Davis; and daughter, Janice I. Russell. She is survived by her son-in-law, Arthur Russell; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, July 19 at New Life Bible Church, 110 S. La Crosse Ave.

Davis, Annie E.
Annie E. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2003 - Annie E. Davis, 85, departed this life Oct.18, 2003, in Pueblo. Annie was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Canton, Ill., to Herman and Anna Meyer. Annie grew up in the farming areas of Illinois, and married her husband, James, in 1935. She has been a Pueblo resident for almost 60 years. Throughout the years, she maintained her love of farm life on her acre of land tending to her beloved garden and farm animals. She was known for her very hard work which included meat packing companies, canning factories and nursing homes. After becoming a widow at age of 53, she worked as a cook at a nursing home for 20 more years until retiring at age 73 due to bad health. Annie loved the outdoors, the mountains and fishing. She was very thankful for her family and devoted much of her life to helping them. Annie was a member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church and Past ABWA Woman of the Year. Annie was preceded in death by her husband, James; and daughter, Mary Sumrall. She is survived by her children, Millie (Tom) Steininger; James (Betty) Davis; Joseph (Carol) Davis; grandchildren, Douglas (Debra) Cook; Kathy (David) Hobbs; Joe (Debbie) Davis, Brian (Michela) Caruso, Judy (Vance) Hubersberger, Jason (Cindy) Davis; and 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Davison; as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Davis will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor George White officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Davis, Arthur
Arthur Davis - Westland News - April 9, 1920 - Arthur Davis, 24, a taxi driver, was cut to ribbons when his car hit the rear end of a truck near the Union station at Pueblo. He was hurled through the windshield and fell to the pavement thirty feet from where the collision occurred. He died a few minutes later.

Davis, Arthur F.
Arthur F. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1987 - Arthur F. Davis passed away Oct. 13, 1987, after a lengthy illness. Husband of Jo Davis. Father of Tammi (Gerry) D'Onofrio, Chandler, Ariz., and Conni Davis, of the family home, and his children, Joyce (Rod) Steele and Sandra Perkins, both of Colorado Springs. Son of Lawrence and Esther Davis, Pueblo. Also survived by his brothers and sisters, L.A. Davis, Florida, Julia Waugh, Pueblo, and Esther Stiles, Tucson, Ariz.; as well as eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis was employed as a car inspector for the C&W Railroad from 1974 to 1986. He was a lifelong Pueblo resident and a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. At his request, graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004.

Davis, Arthur G.
Arthur G. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2000 - Arthur G. Davis Jr. was called to be with the Lord on Aug. 18, 2000. Art was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Bloomington, Ill., one of eight children to Arthur and Dolly Davis. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers No. 9. He was preceded in death by his wife, Valencia Davis, in 1984. His survivors include his daughter, Carol Collins; son, Richard Davis; his sister, Dorothy Alexander; seven grandchildren, Donnie Jones Jr. and his daughter, Jennifer Jones, Kristie (David) Hammer and her children, Randy Jones, Matthew Jones and Michael Hammer, John Collins, Richard Davis Jr., Esther Davis, LeAnn Davis and Laura Davis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Davis, Berniece
Berniece Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2000 - Berniece Davis was born Oct. 5, 1918, in Barton County, Mo., the daughter of William S. Davis and Alta Arnold Davis. She died Aug. 14, 2000, at Parkview hospital, Pueblo. She was employed by Monte Vista Community Hospital for 27 years, retiring in 1983. Preceded in death by her brother, Arnold S. Davis; and sister, Catherine White. Miss Davis is survived by her two nephews, Marvin and Robert Davis. At her request, cremation and no service.

Davis, Bertha L.
Bertha L. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2004 - Bertha L. Davis, 82, of Penrose, passed away June 18, 2004, in Pueblo. Services in Nebraska.

Davis, Burnie D.
Burnie D. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1987 - Burnie D. Davis of 5640 N. Creek Rd., Beulah, April 26, 1987. Husband of Mrs. Dolores "Dolly" Davis. Father of Deborah Pendergrass, San Ramon, Calif.; Cynthia Cates, Pasadena, Texas, and Rochelle Rollins, Deer Park, Texas. Brother of Gerald Davis, Houston, Texas, and Richard Davis, Midland, Texas. Son of Clara Mae Davis, Houston, Texas. Survived also by four grandchildren. An evangelist with the Faith Christian Fellowship International. Mr. Davis was founder and president of Burnie Davis Global Ministries. Founded in 1966, he traveled throughout the world the past 21 years expanding the missionary goals. Services and interment in Houston, Texas. Memorial service in Pueblo at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Faith Christian Fellowship, 801 W. Fourth. The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted. Those who wish may send memorials in his name to the Faith Christian Fellowship in Pueblo

Davis, Carrie
Carrie Davis – Durango Democrat – March 20, 1903 – Mrs. Carrie Davis, who was adjudged insane in the county court a few days ago, died enroute to Pueblo. The remains were interred there.

Davis, Cecil
Cecil (Chic) Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2005 - Cecil (Chic) Davis, passed upward on Dec. 1, 2005. Born Oct. 29, 1925 in Chickasha, Okla. Retired from the USMC, he was a veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. He will be missed by many. Semper Fi. Private gathering by family.

Davis, Charles Ray Sr.
Charles Ray Davis, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 5, 1987 - Charles Ray Davis, Sr., Oct. 3, 1987. Husband of Laura Davis and father of Lois Davis and Charles R. (Kathee) Davis Jr. Grandfather of Charles R. Davis III, Amanda Davis and Rocky Butler. Survived also by his mother and stepfather, Lois and Don Ernst, and mother-in-law, Alice Allee. Brother of Betty (Ray) Dalton, and brother-in-law of Doris (George) Blanchfield and Gary (Patty) Allee. Several nieces, nephews and many close friends also survive. Mr. Davis was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Depew, Okla. He was called "Uncle Chuck" by many. He was employed by Centel Corp. and was a member of Beulah Valley Saddle Club. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with Pastor Wayne R. Ward officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in his name to Dream Weavers or the Pueblo Heart Association. The family will receive friends at 424 Midnight.

Davis, Clarence
Clarence Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2000 - Clarence Davis passed away Feb. 1, 2000. Services will be held in Scott City, Kan.

Davis, Cyril
Cyril Davis - Walsenburg World Independent - November 29, 1913 - Cyril Davis who met with a sad accident which cost him his life was the oldest son of Mr. And Mrs. John Davis. He was born Oct. 25, 1893 in Rouse Colorado. His boyhood days were spent in Walsen. Less than two months ago Mr. Davis and Cyril left for Utah where they (unreadable) Blackhawk mine. On the evening of Nov. 17th, while going to work Cyril was injured on the train way track, death following instantly. The body was brought to Walsenburg Wednesday evening by the heartbroken father accompanied by Mr. Tom Lewis of Utah. The funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon from St. Peters Episcopal Church. The Maccabees of which the deceased was a member had charge of the funeral. The pall bearers were Tom Body Comb, Tom Harron, Roy Mitchell, Will Body Comb, Archie Allison and John Campbell. The sympathy of this community goes out to the heartbroken family theis (unreadable) sad bereavement. This is the third death in the Davis family in less than seven months two daughters having died last spring with Scarlet Fever.

Davis, Dallas Tyler
Dallas Tyler Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2005 - Dallas Tyler Davis, 36, of Rocky Ford, passed away on Sept. 6, 2005. Survived by his wife, Kim; children, Dalton and Tate, Rocky Ford; parents, Lonnie and Roxanne Davis, Las Animas; sister, Stacey (Kenneth) Miller, Las Animas; father- and mother-in-law, Dennis and Deb Caldwell, Rocky Ford. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Rocky Ford. Memorials may be made to the Dallas Davis Memorial Fund in care of Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home. Rocky Ford.

Davis, Dollie
Dollie Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1921 - Mrs. Dollie Davis, age 33 years, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. She is survived by her husband and eight children, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Beach, all residing in Pueblo. The body is being cared for at the United Davis-Vories parlors and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Davis, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2004 - Dorothy Mae Davis died in Oberlin, Kas. on Nov. 12, 2004. Her journey began in Jennings, Kan. on July 23, 1917. She was the oldest of five children of Edgar and Ruth Keenan. Dorothy and Les Davis were married in 1975. She is survived by son Tom Ferriter and his wife Debra of Longmont; step-son Dick Davis and wife Brenda of Texas; step-daughters Doris Kester and Carol Lombard and Carol's husband Warren all of Pueblo. Also surviving are a brother, a sister and two sisters-in-laws, six grandchildren including Patty Kester and Everett Lombard of Pueblo, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday Nov. 15 in Oberlin and burial was in Jennings.

Davis, Eary Lea
Eary Lea Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2002 - Eary Lea Davis, 91, of 628 Third St., Las Animas, Colo., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Bent County Memorial Nursing Home. Eary Lea is survived by one daughter, Lela and Donald Schauer of Colorado Springs; one son, Lonnie and Roxanne Davis of Las Animas; two sisters, Lois Zeida of Pagosa Springs and Ozella Thomas of Pueblo; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Davis, Edgar Emanuel
Edgar Emanuel Davis - Huerfano World - March 11, 1999 - Edgar Emanuel Davis, 77, of Alamosa, died March 6, 1999, after a long battle with cancer. He was known as Mr. Spudnut or Candyman to generations of Valley children. Born September 6, 1921 in Huerfano County to Arthur Lee and Alma Becker Davis, he served in the US Army during World War II where he took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Davis married Margaret Fletcher in 1948 and they moved to Mosca where they ranched for many years until purchasing the Spudnut Shop in Alamosa. They operated the business for 33 years before retiring. He was active in the First United Methodist Church, Alamosa Senior Citizens, RSVP, Share Colorado, Moffat Hooper Mosca Service League, SLV Historical Society and the History Museum. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Margaret, Alamosa; his children, Susan E. Lara, Coos Bay, OR, Robert M. Davis, Alamosa and Diane L. Puntenney, Arvada; two brothers, Milton Davis, Tullahoma, TN, and Marvin Davis, Walsenburg; three sisters, Leona Owens, El Cajon, CA, Thelma Tucker Wynne and Rosella Orr, both of Cuchillo, NM; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral service was from First United Methodist Church in Alamosa. Burial was in the Alamosa Cemetery.

Davis, Edith Viola
Edith Viola Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died, Edith Viola Davis, age 2 years, died at ranch home July 20. Body at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - The funeral of Edith Viola Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Davis, of St. Charles Mesa, will take place from the McCarthy chapel Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. George F. Lowe will conduct the services. Burial in Roselawn. Akron Pioneer Press - July 30, 1920 - Edith Davis, 15 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Davis, who live on a ranch six miles east of Pueblo wandered from her home, fell into an irrigation ditch and was drowned.

Davis, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2000 - Elizabeth Davis, 90, formerly of Pueblo, died at the AVRMC Nursing Home in La Junta on Monday, Oct. 23, 2000. She was born Mary Elizabeth Seamans in the Patterson Valley on June 11, 1910. She married LaVerne “Doc” Davis on Dec. 24, 1938, in Rocky Ford. They moved to the St. Charles Mesa in Pueblo in 1952. She was a member of Chivington Chapter OES, a Past Worthy Matron of Fidelity Chapter OES, a 200,000-mile member of Ports of Call travel club, an avid sports fan and an excellent seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doc, on Nov. 20, 1968; two brothers, George and Ralph Seamans; and her daughter, Lenore Holton. She is survived by her son, Ron (Maryann) Davis of La Junta; grandchildren, Melissa Davis, Pamela Davis, Nicole Davis and Jed Holton; sister-in-law, Clara Chamberlin; and five nieces and nephews. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be conducted by Father Thomas Hinni at 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel in Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food or flowers, donations can be made to La Junta Middle School Landscape Fund, Picketwire Players or the charity of choice through the funeral home office.

Davis, Ernest D.
Ernest D. "Buster" Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1987 - Ernest D. "Buster" Davis, a lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 3009 Elizabeth, passed away March 24, 1987. Mr. Davis was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Laurene Davis ,of the family home; two daughters, Audrey (Bob) Muench of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lila (Mel) Idekar of Casper, Wyo.; one stepdaughter, Barbara (Richard) Baker of Beulah; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Eva Long of California; and one half-sister, Margaret Schroeder of Phoenix, Ariz. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Weinhold of the Bethany Lutheran Church officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Mr. Davis will lie in state from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. Those who wish may make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 3009 Elizabeth, Space No. 7.

Davis, Estel Arthur
Estel Arthur Davis - Huerfano World - October 22, 1970 - Estel Arthur Davis, 55, La Junta, formerly of Walsenburg, died early Monday morning, Oct. 19, 1970, of an apparent heart attack on his son's ranch 14 miles above Aguilar. Davis was born at Holenburg, Kan., June 19, 1915. At the age of five he came with his parents, the late Arthur Davis and Mrs. Davis to Huerfano County where he was reared on a ranch. Most of his life has been spent in Huerfano County and Las Animas County where he ranched until moving to La Junta three years ago. Davis, who married the former Josephine Gee Oct. 28, 1938, in Walsenburg, was a member of the Methodist Church and the Cattlemen's Association. Besides his wife, Josephine, he is survived by two sons, Donald Davis, Aguilar and Alvin L. Davis, La Junta; a daughter, Norma J. Heikes, La Veta, his mother, Mrs. Alma Davis, Walsenburg; three brothers, Edgar Davis, Alamosa, Milton Davis, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Marvin Davis, Walsenburg; three sisters, Mrs. Leomo Ownes, El Cajon, Calif., Mrs. The__ Tucker, Colorado Springs, and Mrs. Rosella Orr, Aurora; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, at the United Church. The Rev. Mr. Ward Barter will officiate. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Davis, Floyd Sylvester
Floyd Sylvester Davis - The Alamosa Daily Courier - May 1921 - Thursday at La Veta other veterans of the World were in uniform took charge of the services and gave him a burial with military honors in La Veta Cemetery where he will sleep beside his father, Frank Davis. He is mourned by his wife and two little sons, Georgie and Charles, one sister, Mrs. Ed Nissen, of San Acacio, Colo., and by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Davis, of Alamosa. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Frank Davis of La Veta. Since September 1906, Floyd has made his home with his uncle in this city. He early determined upon army life, and joined the regular army at Fort Logan, and served afterward with Co. M. of the 4th Cavalry in Hawaii. Afterward he saw active service with the 8th Cavalry on the Mexican border. After his Mexican service, Floyd was transferred to the quartermaster's department. When volunteers were called for to go to France, Floyd was one of 30 to go with the first American convoy. They landed at Nantes, on the west coast, afterward moving up to establish the receiving and distributing stations for the Argonne and other southern lines. Here he met his wife, who was Miss Lucienne Blondeau, a clerk in the quartermaster's department. She preceded him to America soon after the armistice was signed. Floyd joined her in Alamosa as soon as his term of service ended in April 1920. Davis, Floyd Sylvester born --- died 05/09/1921 Notes: Colorado CPL QM Corps Block 14 Lot # 8 Grave # 2 Section 4

Davis, Frances K.
Frances K. “Francie” Davis - Huerfano Journal - January 8, 2009 - Frances K. “Francie” Davis passed away December 30, 2008. Born Mary Francis Killion to Mary Margaret (Shannon) and Claude E. Killion on July 16th, 1932 in Las Animas, Colorado. Raised in southern Colorado in a ranching life, Francie was the first Spanish Peaks Fiesta Queen in 1946. The family moved to the Greenhorn Mountain Ranch in 1950. She graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1951 and attended Colorado A&M (CSU), Fort Collins for one year, before returning to Huerfano County and a position in the telephone office as an operator. She started dating Marvin Davis after losing a political bet to him over the projected outcome of the 1953 county sheriff's race. Francie and Marvin were subsequently married in the Methodist Church of Walsenburg on June 6, 1954. She continued in her telephone operator position while Marvin ranched with his father, Arthur Davis, east of Walsenburg. Their first child, Gena Sue, was born in April of 1955. The family purchased and moved to the current farm and ranch headquarters, east of Walsenburg, in 1956. Jill Ann was born the same year. Claudia Gaye joined the crew in 1958 and Jesse Scott followed in 1960. Francie spent the ensuing years in partnership with Marvin raising their family, managing the farm and ranch operations, and becoming renowned for her baking and cooking abilities. There was never a stranger at the Davis table. A place was set and guests were treated to a fare that was unequaled and unforgettable. The question was not whether you wanted pie for dessert, but what kind of pie. Francie would take special orders for Pecan Pie, her specialty, Chokecherry Jelly and ... the list goes on and on. For a number of years, Francie was an aide and secretary in Walsenburg schools. She served throughout her life in the community helping to form the Huerfano Fire Protection District, supporting school district functions and church activities. Always a proponent and vocal advocate of the ranching life, she served as secretary/treasurer of the fair and rodeo association, leader and fund raiser for the county 4-H and a lifetime member and officer of Cowbelles. Recently her energy and attention were spent closely following the political wrangling surrounding the proposed expansion of Fort Carson's Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site and its impact on the ranch. Although her courage and strength were challenged with a battle with leukemia, Francie's sense of humor and approach to life was never lost. She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Killion in 1957, her mother Mary Margaret “Madge” Killion, in 1986, her sister, Jeanette Salmon Jackson Wright and her brother, Billy Scott Salmon. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marvin J. Davis, children Gena (Lyle) Kenner of Linton, North Dakota; Jill Davis Homerding, C. Gaye Davis and J. Scott Davis of Walsenburg; four grandchildren, Katelin Renee Davis, Denver; Kelsey Michelle Davis, Colorado Springs; Hallie Ann Homerding and Billy Scott Carruth, Walsenburg; a nephew, Larry Scott Jackson, Sonora, California; special brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, extended family and a lifetime of friends. A memorial service was held Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 11:00 a.m., United Church of Walsenburg, Main and Kansas. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made payable to the Francie Davis Memorial Fund. Donations will benefit the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Pueblo and may be sent to Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. 5th St., Walsenburg.

Davis, Frances L.
Frances L. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2001 - Frances L. Davis, 86, passed away Nov. 9, 2001. Preceded by husband, Everett P. Davis. Survived by nephews, Jack Davis and John Lisac, and niece, Fran Burckhartt. Frances was a member of Church of Christ, 801 E. Fourth St. At her request, no services.

Davis, George E.
George E. Davis - Huerfano World - July 22, 1999 - George E. Davis, born May 30, 1906 in Walsen Camp, died July 17, 1999 in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, in August of 1986 and his son-in-law, Don in January of 1997. Survived by a son, Ray E. Davis, Trinidad, a daughter, Patricica Wagner, Walsenburg, grandchildren, Shelly Wagner and Natalie Grubelnik, Aguilar, Dick (Sandy) Wagner, Walsenburg, Mitch (Sherry) Wagner, George (Jennifer) Wagner, La Veta, great-grandchildren, Dawna (Daniel) Avila, Dallas, TX., Michael Grubelnick, Bremerton, WA., Rick Wagner and Erika Wagner, Walsenburg, Holly Wagner, Pueblo, Caramie Wagner and Austin Wagner, Jessi Wagner, La Veta, a great-great-grand daughter, Shayla Avila, Dallas, TX., nephews, Ted Elias, CA., and Donnie Jim (Ani) Elias, Denver. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2643 and American Legion Posts of Walsenburg. He was a very active member of the Democratic Party in his younger years. After his retirement, he didn't serve as much, but he was especially proud of helping elect our present County Clerk, Judy Benine, and our present Sheriff, John Salazar, often stating that he had never met two more honest politicians. He served as Deputy County Clerk for many years, under Conrad Cordova and Albert Vigil. When he retired from there, he went to work for the Walsenburg Housing Authority under Guy Blasi and Dave Mockmore. After his retirement from that; he and his son-in-law, Don spent many hours keeping tabs on the ranch, and going for rides every day to make sure everything was as it should be. When Don passed away, he always said he had lost his best buddy. He was a Broncoholic, and was so proud and happy when they won, and so mad when they lost. His joy was complete with the two Super Bowl wins, and he was looking forward to this year's threepeat. George was a veteran of WWII, having served in Iwo Jima, so when our new Colorado State Veterans Home, here in Walsenburg, became a reality, he always said he wanted to spend his last years there. He moved to the home in February of 1998, where all the nurses and staff fell in love with his orneriness. He loved all of them, and his special nurses on the hospital side also. Graveside services, July 29, 1999, 11:00 a.m. at the La Veta Cemetery with Rev. Eugene Schulz officiating. Military honors by V.F.W. Past 2643 and Ft. Carson Ritual Team. Reception will follow at the First Baptist Fellowship Hall, 311 South Main, La Veta, for his many friends and family. We hope that all will be able to join us. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the La Veta Q.R.T.'s, P.O. Box 735, La Veta, CO, 81055.

Davis, Georgette Roberta
Georgette Roberta (Terry) Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2001 - Georgette Roberta (Terry) Davis, 89, passed away Dec. 9, 2001. Survived by her daughters, Donna Alber and Sharon (Joseph) Prutch, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Morgan Alber of Gardner and Catherine (Richard Martin) Alber of Denver; great-grandchildren, Jacob ElBekhty, Leigh Martin and Willow Alber Martin. Preceded in death by her husband, Von Davis, in 1982. Born Jan. 29, 1912, in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and had been a longtime Cortez resident where she and her husband, Von, owned and operated the V & G Variety Store in Cortez for over 30 years. She has been a Pueblo resident since 1984. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Father Michael DeSciose officiating. Interment will be held 10 a.m. Friday in Cortez Cemetery, Cortez, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the YWCA Family Shelter or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

Davis, Gino Ty
Gino Ty Davis – Pueblo Chieftain – August 5, 2006 – Gino Ty Davis, July 21, 1966 to July 29, 2006. The unexpected departure of Gino on July 29, 2006 has left great sorrow in all who knew him. His sense of humor even through adversity will be truly missed. Born July 21, 1966, a graduate of Pueblo Central High School, his talents were plentiful and included drummer (founding member of LA band Bone Crusher), tattoo artist, and knowledge through books. Survived by his mother Mary Davis of Pueblo, wife Glenda Davis and unborn baby girl, sons Gino and Alex, brothers Gary Romero, New Mexico, Rory Keeth, Texas, sister Julie Marquez, niece Jennifer Garza, and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins. Cremation has taken place, no services will be held, please pay tribute to Gino by logging onto: Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Davis, Glades Thomas
Glades Thomas Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1962 - Glades Thomas Davis, August 27. Wife of John E. Davis of the family home, 821 Acero. Mother of John E. Davis, Jr., Pueblo; Theodore T. Davis, Cleveland, Ohio, and James C. Davis, Grand Junction, Colo. Grandmother of eight. Sister of Mrs. Florence Blandford, Dallas, Tex. Member of the Broadway Christian Church, Penny Circle and Auxiliary of the church; Women's Benefit Assn. and Adah Chapter No. 34, OES. A registered Nurse, retiring 8 years ago. A resident of Colorado since 1922 and of Pueblo since 1942. Arrangements later.

Davis, Glenda M.
Glenda M. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2005 - Glenda M. Davis passed away Nov. 2, 2005, in Pueblo. Glenda was born May 14, 1937, in Bonne Terre, Mo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, Therald "Bud" Davis in 1985, as well as her daughter, Dorothy Nash. Her survivors include her children, James Leonard of North Carolina and Mary (Kent) Hearst of Pueblo; grandchildren, James Leonard Jr., Samantha (Garett) Gray, Alexanderia (Bryan) Antle and Rebecca Hearst. No viewing, cremation, Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, Davis Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will be in Bonne Terre, Mo., at a later date.

Davis, Glenn T.
Glenn T. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1986 - Glenn T. Davis of Walsenburg, Sept. 14, 1986. Father of Glenn Richard (Marilyn) Davis, Walsenburg; grandfather of Evelyn Mae (Rick) Nicholson, Darrouzette, Texas; and Glenn Elmer (Carla) Davis, Daleville, Ala.; great-grandfather of Angela, Amanda and Alan Nicholson. Brother-in-law of Thelma Long, Colorado Springs. Numerous nieces and nephews. Services United Church of Walsenburg, Wednesday, 2 p.m. with the Rev. William S. Flanery officiating. U.M.W.A. graveside service and Masonic graveside service, Masonic Cemetery.

Davis, Harold J.
Harold J. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1999 - Harold J. Davis, 93, passed away July 23, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday at the Peacock-Wood Funeral Home, Lamar. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Davis, Hazel
Hazel Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1997 - Hazel Davis, 77, of Ordway. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Sill in Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at Ordway Baptist Church.

Davis, Helen
Helen Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2000 - Helen Davis, 80, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord June 28, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her husband of 52 years, Alvis M. "Al" Davis; son, Steven, Pueblo West, daughter, Joyce (Mark) Williams, Farwell, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan (Annie) Williams, Farwell, Texas, Reagan and Russ Williams, Lubbock, Texas; sisters, Mary Marple and Grace Davis, both of Pueblo, Sophie Snow, Reno, Nev., Gina (Howard) Schmidt, Bethal Park, Pa., and Emilia Davis, Davis County, Iowa; brothers, Steve (Ila) Milisavljevich, Gunnison, Colo., Robert (Claudette) Milisavljevich and Dan Millson, both of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Helen was born Jan. 4, 1920, in Pueblo. Helen's passion was her abundant love for her family and will be sadly missed by all. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Davis, Helen G.
Helen G. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2004 - Helen G. Davis, passed away Feb. 1, 2004. Born August 8, 1912. Preceded in death by her mother Estella Myers of Pueblo. She leaves to mourn her, brother, William (Maryann) Myers, of Albuquerque, NM., two nephews, William Myers Jr., Brett W. Myers, Joseph Bustos, one niece, Crystal Bustos of Pueblo; cousin, Charlie Mae Brown, Kansas City, MO.; sister-in-law Maxine Myers, Tulsa OK., and various friends in Los Angeles, Calif. and Pueblo, Colo. Miss Davis was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1931, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, proceeded to teach grade school in the Los Angeles area until retirement. Member of American Legion Auxiliary and devoted member First AME Church. Service 2:00 p.m., Friday Feb. 6, 2004 - at First AME Church, 613 W. Mesa.

Davis, Herbert F. E.
Herbert F. E. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1986 - Herbert F. E. Davis, died unexpectedly April 20, 1986, at the home of his close friends, Don and Dora Huddleston in Colorado City. Born April 14, 1901, in Pueblo. Mr. Davis retired in 1964. He was a butcher for 20 years with American Stores. Survived by sister, Alma B. Jennings, Pueblo; nephew, Robert C. Jennings, Santa Ana, Calif.; niece, Madeline J. Jennings, Gallup, N.M.; son, James Davis, California. Preceded in death by his wife, Irene M. Davis, April 2, 1984. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with Brother Frank Ramirez officiating. Private interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Davis, Howard W. Sr.
Howard W. Davis Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1998 - Howard W. Davis Sr., 80, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8, 1998. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Davis, and son, Howard W. Davis, Jr. He is survived by his children, Sharron (Bob) Twarogowski, Kathy (Ray) Mehalko, Gordon (Linda) Davis, Elaine (Jim) Folga, and Kenneth Davis Sr., 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Howard was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed playing poker and watching sports on television. He had an incredible sense of humor and a heart of gold. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A service of remembrance will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

Davis, Ira C.
Ira C. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 1987 - Ira C. Davis, 83, died July 6, 1987, in Garden City, Kan. He was born Nov. 6, 1903, at Cullison, Kan. He married Lizzie Beth Walker on Oct. 14, 1925, at Sublette, Kan.; she survives. He was a retired farmer and heavy equipment operator. Other survivors include three sons, including Howard Dean Davis, Pueblo; two daughters; one brother; four sisters; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Montezuma, Kan.

Davis, J. F. (Daughter of)
Daughter of J. F. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1920 - Child Drowns; Father Is Dying - Babe Falls in Irrigation Ditch While Mother is Nursing Typhoid Victim - The two year old daughter of J. F. Davis, employed on the ranch of James P. Harbour, county commissioner, was drowned yesterday afternoon in an irrigation ditch that crosses the yard in front of the ranch house, located five miles east of this city on the South Vineland road. Davis, who came to Colorado form Texas some time last spring, has been employed by E. F. Sackman, renter of the Harbour property since his arrival. For some weeks past, he has been suffering with a severe attack of Typhoid fever. He rallied a few days ago, and then had a serious relapse, and is at present in a critical and unconscious condition. His wife was busy attending him, and left the baby girl, Edith Viola, in charge of her 6 year old brother, Earl. The tiny footprints at the edge of the ditch tell the tale of the tragedy. The stream flows in and easterly direction, and is about four feet wide and six feet deep in some places. The child's body was found caught under a bridge which gives access to the main road from the house. A nail had caught in her clothing, in a manner which held her suspended, head downward, in the stream. The body was found about 30 minutes after the child entered the water it is thought. Mrs. W. L. Farmer, who runs a small store near the Harbour place, came to the assistance of the mother and Sackman, who rushed the child, in care of Mrs. Farmer, to a local hospital in Pueblo. Pulmotor and other means of revival were applied, but in vain. The tragedy is all the more deplorable because of the serious condition of the father. Davis is said to be in such a poor state of health that they dare not tell him of the loss of his child.

Davis, James C. H.
James C. H. (Jim) Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2002 - James C. H. (Jim) Davis of Chelsea, Mich., formerly of Pueblo, Colo., age 81, died Friday morning, April 5, 2002, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born July 5, 1920, in Grand Rapids. Jim moved to Pueblo in the early 1970s, where he began his real estate career. He culminated his career in the sales industry as a commercial real-estate broker. While in Pueblo, he had been vice president of the Pueblo Board of Realtors, a member of Chamber of Commerce and Minnequa Rotary Club. Jim was a U of M alumnus and a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander, naval aviator. Mr. Davis enjoyed sightseeing, square dancing and sailing. His wife of 52 years, Jean (Wagner) preceded him in death in 1994. Surviving are his two children, Bill (Therese) Davis of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Chris (Don) Roberts of Chelsea, Mich., and five grandchildren, Ben (Mandy) Davis and Jaysa (Zac) Davis, Stamey, Scott Yates, Joel Yates and Jay Roberts; and two sisters, Betty Molloy of Grand Rapids and Barb Brewer of Elk Rapids, Mich. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Rosedale Cemetery, Grand Rapids. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Washtenaw Literacy, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48l97. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, Mich.,

Davis, Janene
Janene "Jamie" Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2005 - Janene "Jamie" Davis, 58, passed away Oct. 28, 2005. She is survived by her children, Corey (Melinda) Favorite, Pueblo, and Robyn (John) Ferris, Douglas, Wyo.; grandchildren, Brittany, Billie, Dalton and Cody; sisters, Jan Jones and Chris Fisher, both of Pueblo. She also is survived by her nieces, Hannah, Holly and Heidi; and her nephew, Chris; and her close friend, Cori East. Jamie worked as a licensed practical nurse at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Colorado State Hospital and in Utah and Douglas, Wyo. Cremation, with a memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel. Donations in her memory may be made to the Adams Camp to help with Downs Syndrome through the funeral home office.

Davis, Jerry
Jerry Davis – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Jerry Davis is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Jerry Davis: American, age 16, single. He was a “nipper” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Davis, JoAnn
JoAnn Davis - Daily Breeze - April 17, 2005 - Torrance, CA - JoAnn Davis, a 65 year resident of Torrance passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 in Torrance. She was born in Trinidad, Colorado June 26, 1934. JoAnn had been a teacher in Manhattan Beach for over 36 years and taught in all the elementary grades through middle school, primarily as an English and History teacher. She had been a longtime member of St. James Catholic Church. She is survived by her sister, Cathy Davis of Torrance; brother, Ben (Virginia) Davis of Torrance; and her nephews, Alex and Joseph Davis, both of Torrance. A gathering of family and friends with visitation and reception will be held Tuesday, April 19 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Torrance with Vigil Services beginning at 7:00 PM in the Mortuary Chapel. Prayer Services will be held Wednesday, April 20 at 12:00 noon, Holy Cross' small mausoleum chapel located on the grounds of Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson Avenue, Culver City, CA. Interment will follow at Holy Cross.

Davis, John
John Davis - Walsenburg World Independent - June 19, 1950 - Davis Dies in Pueblo This Morning - John Davis, 84, died this morning in a Pueblo hospital. He was born in Wales in 1866, coming to Colorado in 1889. He was a former coal miner and belonged to many organizations including IOOF, Knights of Pythias and Rebekahs. Davis is survived by one son, George, of La Veta; two daughters, Mrs. W.J. Elias of Delagua and Mrs. William Miller of Boulder and ten grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Burress Memorial Chapel and will be announced later.

Davis, John
John Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1876 - Death of John Davis - John Davis, an old resident of the Huerfano died suddenly on the 16th instant. He was taken sick only a few hours before his death. Dr. Thombs of this city was sent for to attend Mr. Davis, but he arrived too late to be of any service. The disease of which he died was inflammation of the bowels. Mr. Davis was about thirty-five years of age. He was an excellent and successful farmer and stock raiser. At the time of his death he was largely engaged in sheep raising. He was a prompt business man and a very estimable citizen.

Davis, John E. Jr.
John E. Davis Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2002 - Age 78, born July 14, 1923. Passed away Jan. 14, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Audrey Davis; and children, Bob (Shirley) Davis, Torrington, Wyo., Ron (Candy) Davis, Houston, Texas, Debi Stephens, Pueblo; grandchildren, Shannan (Scott) Lane, Rachel, Joshua and Lanna Davis, Matt and Tracy Davis, Michelle (Mark) Peulen and Nick and Brittini Venditti. Also survived by brothers, Ted (Colleen) Davis and James (Shirley) Davis, both of Pueblo; sister-in-law, LaVerne (Frank) Gagliardi; brothers-in-law, Paul (Violet) Alt, Ted (RoseAnn) Alt and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, John and Glades Davis; son-in-law, Chuck Stephens; and sisters-in-law, Helen Chandler and Agnes Sinkovich. John worked for the Internal Revenue Service until his retirement in 1978. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII and was a member and past Worshipful Master of the Masonic Lodge No. 17. John was an avid sports fan. Most of all, he loved his children and grandchildren and his dog, Scruffy. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Masonic inurnment service, 10 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery Chapel, followed by memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, King of Kings Lutheran Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Eastern Wyoming Booster Club, King of Kings Lutheran Church or the Masonic Lodge No. 17.

Davis, Judith P.
Judith P. "Judi" Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2005 - Judith P. "Judi" Davis, 56, born March 13, 1949, passed away Aug. 12, 2005. Survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Douglas Davis; son, Jeffrey Davis; sister, Jean (Ed) McCarthy; mother-in-law, Grace Davis; sister-in-law, Kathy (Mel) Davis; nephews, Chris (Roxanne) McCarthy, Patrick (Alicia) McCarthy, and Hollan Davis; niece, Becky McCarthy; great nephew, Nathan McCarthy; great niece, Ariel McCarthy; special friend, Karen (George) Hochstadter; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Betty Pierce; and father-in-law, Hollan Davis. Judi graduated from King's County Hospital nursing program in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1971 and was a retired RN from St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was a member of the God's Gals bible study group and the Bosom Buddies Cancer support group. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Balizet and the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful care of Judi. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Davis, Kimberly Ann
Kimberly Ann Davis - Lufkin Daily News - September 29, 2005 - Lufkin, TX - Funeral services for Kimberly Ann Davis, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colorado will be held Friday, September 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Kim was born August 25, 1975 in Lufkin, to Judy (Stephens) and Fredrick Davis, and died Monday, September 26, 2005 at her residence. Kim graduated from Lufkin High School in 1993. She attended Trinidad Jr. College in Trinidad, Colorado, then moved to Colorado Springs, where she worked as an associate for Answer Med, Inc. She loved snow skiing and the outdoors, and most of all she lived life to the fullest. She was a member of Carpenter's Way Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Brianna McMeekin of Monument, Colorado; son, Michael Davis of Colorado Springs, Colorado; mother and stepfather, Judy and J. D. Clifton of Lufkin; father and stepmother, Rick and Sharon Davis of Trinidad, Colorado; maternal grandfather, W. W. (Steve) Stephens of Lufkin; paternal grandparents, Jack and Ruth Davis of Lufkin; paternal grandmother, Oleta Marley of Amarillo; stepbrother and wife, Mark and Julie Clifton of Lufkin; stepsister and husband, Tiffany and Jeremy Hodges of Lufkin; aunts, Debbie Winston of Lufkin and Cathy Davis of The Woodlands; uncles and aunts, Donnie and Darlene Stephens of Lufkin and Butch and Ruth Davis of Amarillo; cousins, Tammy Stephens, Nancy Martin, and Lacey Keath, all of Lufkin, Beau Winston of Chicago, Illinois and Jordan and Whitney Stoddard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; numerous other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Soleta Merl Stephens; and cousin, Ryan Stoddard. Pallbearers will be Mark Clifton, Jeremy Hodges, Clay Keath, Warren Elledge, Danny Clifton and Terry Clifton. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Davis, Lester Franklin
Lester Franklin “”Les” “LF” Davis – Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1980 – Lester “Les” F. Davis of 2222 E. Eighth, Dec. 9, 1980 (in Rochester Minn). Husband of Dorothy Davis; father of Doris Kester (Mrs. James), Pueblo, Dick Davis Montrose, and Carol Lombard (Mrs. Warren); father-in-law of Mrs. Ann Davis; stepfather of Thomas Ferriter, Longmont; and brother of Rex Davis, LaMesa Calif., and Mrs. All (Cleta) Gera, Pequot lakes, Minn. Also survived by seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Life member, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90; Silver State Lodge 95, AF&AM; and Southern Colorado Consistory. Mr. Davis was a peacetime veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Pueblo resident for the past 69 years and was the former owner of Davis Meat Co., and then a rancher and stockman at Pagosa Springs, and was a very active horseman in various Pueblo saddle clubs. Service 2 p.m. Monday, McCarthy Almont Drawing Room, will be conducted by the pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, followed by AF&AM Silver State Lodge 95 committal rites. Memorials may be sent to the Shrine Children's Hospital, PO Box 193, Pueblo 81002. (Mr. Davis was born 7 Nov 1902 in West Lebanon Indiana to Otto Carl and Mary Elizabeth Bartlett Davis per family records; he was predeceased by former wife Lida Hobson Davis in 1978.)

Davis, Lida
Mrs. Lida Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1978 - Mrs. Lida Davis, longtime Pueblo resident. Member of pioneer Pueblo family, late of 1520 Alexander, passed away Pueblo Medical Canter, Sept. 15, 1978, following lengthy illness. She was an active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and Pueblo Saddle Club. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James ( Doris) Kester and Mrs. Warren ( Carol ) Lombard, Pueblo; one son, Dick Davis, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ann Davis, Dayton, Wyo.; one sister, Mrs. Stella White, Danville, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Service announcement later. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Bethel United Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Davis. Family will receive friends at 1520 Alexander.

Davis, Lois Maurine
Lois Maurine Strack Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2006 - Lois Maurine Strack Davis, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and soon to be great-grandmother passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 in Sacramento, Calif. at the age of 80. She was born on Nov. 14, 1925. She was the wife of 60 years to Kenneth (Kenny), mother of Kendelyn Masse, mother-in-law to Gary Masse, grandmother to Tiffany Masse, Jamie Masse-Jungk and Jeffrey Jungk. Lois lived her life to the fullest. She and Kenny traveled all over the world and loved the Hawaiian Islands the best. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Emily Stack and her brother John Stack. Lois was born and raised in Pueblo, Colo. and was in the graduating class of 1944 from Centennial High School. She never missed a reunion with all her friends from Centennial. She was a member in good standing with the International Order of Rainbow Girls in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in her name to the The Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation @ Breast Cancer Org. Gifts, 111 Forrest Ave. IR, Narberth, PA. 19017 or Shriners Hospital for Children of Northern Calif., 2425 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, Calif. 95817. No service was her wish.

Davis, Loretta M.
Loretta M. Davis - Denver Post - December 6, 2009 - Loretta M. Davis, 81, originally from La Veta, CO, passed away on November 28, 2009, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her children Lannette and her husband Jim Drinkard, Charles and his wife Lori Davis, Debra and her husband Tim Trautmann; grandchildren Jim and his wife Nicole Drinkard, Scott Drinkard, Rachel and Max Trautmann, Nicole and Kylie Davis and great-grandson Kalob Drinkard. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles J. Davis, Sr. Her final resting place is next to her husband in the La Veta Cemetery. (Contributor's note: She was born in her grandmother Josie Abbott's home which is on the northwest corner of Oak Street & Field Avenue in La Veta. Her mother was Izetta Abbott Myers (1910-1970) and she was also born in La Veta.) 

Davis, Lourana
Mrs. Lourana Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1931 - Mrs. Lourana Davis aged 75 years, passed away Saturday morning at the family home, 1613 East Fourth street, following a lingering illness. She was a member of the Evangelical church of Ordway and is survived by her husband, Benjamin F. Davis; one adopted son, Harbet B. and the following nieces and nephew; Louis, Elmer and Curtis Needham; Mrs. D. B. Stanton and Mrs. Art Deniston all of Pueblo. The funeral will take place Tuesday at 3 o'clock from the chapel of the Geo. F. McCarthy Funeral home. Interment Mountain View. Friends are requested to kindly omit flowers.

Davis, Maggie
Maggie Davis - Basalt Journal - March 18, 1905 - Mrs. Maggie Davis of Primero, in Las Animas County, whose husband, a miner, deserted her some time ago, took poison on the 10th inst., and was so far gone when she was found that she could not be revived. She leaves two little ones who will be taken in charge by a charity organization and given homes.

Davis, Marie Ofelia
Marie Ofelia Davis - Huerfano World - June 18, 1992 - Funeral service for Marie Ofelia Davis who died June 12, 1992, in Trinidad, was Tuesday from Davis Memorial Chapel in Pueblo. Born in Walsenburg, June 29, 1898, to Antonio and Reyes Sanchez, pioneers of the area; she was baptized in St. Mary Catholic Church and graduated from St. Mary High School in 1920. She taught school in the Gardner area where she married Marcos Kaparos in 1923. After his death in 1945 she moved to Pueblo where she married Stanley Davis. She is survived by her son, Anthony Kaparos, Pueblo; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo.

Davis, Marie V.
Marie V. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2001 - Marie V. Davis, 96, passed away Dec. 28, 2001. She was born in Anna, Ill., on Aug. 5, 1905, to the union of William E. and Maggie Verble. Preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Rice, in 1983; and husband, Bruce, in 1992. Mrs. Davis will be fondly remembered by her daughter, Norma Stone; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Also survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. PLEASE NOTE: change of service place.

Davis, Marjorie Grace
Marjorie Grace Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2000 - Marjorie Grace Davis, 84, of Loveland, died Jan. 21, 2000, at Berthoud Living Center, Berthoud, Colo. She was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Hoehne, Colo., to Orlo Fuller and Lula Quine Fuller. She lived in Trinidad and Pueblo. She married William David "Dave" Davis on June 20, 1937. Marjorie was a member of Pueblo First Baptist Church for 61 years and the Win-One Sunday School Class. She moved to Loveland in 1996 from Pueblo to make her home nearer her only daughter, Gerry Beth Davis Dunlap. Marjorie was a homemaker, seamstress and gardener. Preceded in death by her husband, who died Dec. 15, 1983; parents; six brothers; and son-in-law, Charles Dunlap, July 20, 1997. Survived by daughter, Gerry Beth Davis Dunlap of Loveland; grandchildren, Robert (Kathy) Dunlap, Windsor, Colo., David Dunlap and Laura Dunlap, Loveland, Clifford (Cary) Dunlap, Smithsburg, Md., and Bradley (Traci) Dunlap and Leah Dunlap, both of Loveland; great-grandchildren, Devin, Whitney, Zackary, Joshua and Travis and Christina and Megan Dunlap; one sister, Ruth Poole, Yucaipa, Calif.; one brother, Norman Fuller, Oxnard, Calif.; and nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, First Baptist Church, Pueblo, Pastor Wayne Dvirnak officiating. Burial, Imperial Cemetery, Pueblo. Memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand, Pueblo, or Marjorie Davis Memorial Fund and to be determined at a later date in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Loveland, Colo., 80537, (970) 667-5885.

Davis, Mark James
Mark James Davis - The Greenhorn Valley View - January 9, 2008 - Mark James Davis, 47, passed away December 30, 2007. Survived by his mother, Frances A. Davis; siblings, Kathy (Tony) Bacino, Carla (Gary) Clerkin, Mike (Liz) Davis, Patricia (Wayne) Halligan, Muriel Ann Davis, Mabel (Ross) Reineke, Allan (Robin) Davis, Mary Frances Davis, Linda Lee Davis and Georganna (Pete) Morlan; aunts and uncles, Mary Jo/Don Hallock, Georgia Russell; nieces and nephews, Todd (Amanda) Clerkin, Tracy (Earl) Wolfe, Jewel (Juan) Castro, Michael Davis, Lance Sjodin, Keith Reineke, Amanda Reineke, Mallory Davis, Marissa Davis and Christine Morlan, numerous cousins, and numerous friends in Pueblo and Colorado City, Colo. His father, George Albert Davis; brothers, George Albert Davis, Jr. and Keith Edward Davis, preceded him in death. Mark was born in Boise City, Okla., April 16, 1960, to George and Frances Davis and passed away at Parkview Hospital. Mark served in the U.S. Navy as an electronic technician on two nuclear submarines. Mark worked for 25 years for Clerkin Roofing. Mark's request was to be cremated, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium, with no viewing. His ashes will be scattered in the Greenhorn near the grave of his dog, Savannah, where they often walked and explored together. This is how the Davis family will remember Mark. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Humane Society through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Davis, Martha Lorraine
Martha Lorraine Davis - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - December 08, 1995 - Martha Lorraine Davis, 62, a retired salesperson, died Dec. 7, 1995, in Colorado Springs. No services are planned. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handling arrangements. Ms. Davis was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Walsenburg to Robert L. and Martha (Roselle) Davis. She is survived by three sons, Jerry and Scott, both of Colorado Springs, and Greg of Fountain; a daughter, Linda Rhody of Colorado Springs; a brother, Brian of Colorado Springs; and four grandchildren. Ms. Davis had been an area resident since the late 1930s and had attended Colorado Women's College. She was a member of the PEO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the giver's choice.

Davis, Martha Ruth
Martha Ruth Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2005 - Martha Ruth Davis , 84, of Solvang passed away Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. She was born in Springfield, Colo., Dec. 5, 1920 and formerly lived in Lompoc for many years and was a member of the Rebecca's of Lompoc, and the 1st Baptist Church of Solvang. Martha Ruth Davis is survived by three daughters, Judy (Larry) Olivarez of Santa Ynez, Janice Mathews of Solvang, Willa (Ray) Fletcher of Newport News, Va.; son, Ricki (Vicki) Davis of Tenn.; sister, Ruby Hodges of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by four husbands, Albert Williams, Leslie David Watson, Don Womack, and Phil Davis; two children, Virginia and Sonny Williams; and son-in-law Robert Mathews. Graveside Services and Dedication of the Grave will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 2:00pm at Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery in Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Santa Barbara Cancer Foundation.

Davis, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Davis - The Huerfano Journal - January 01, 2009 - Mary Frances Davis, December 30, 2008. Mary Frances Davis, 75, of Walsenburg, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2008. Memorial services are pending. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Huerfano Journal - January 8, 2009 - Frances K. “Francie” Davis passed away December 30, 2008. Born Mary Francis Killion to Mary Margaret (Shannon) and Claude E. Killion on July 16, 1932 in Las Animas, Colorado. Raised in southern Colorado in a ranching life, Francie was the first Spanish Peaks Fiesta Queen in 1946. The family moved to the Greenhorn Mountain Ranch in 1950. She graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1951 and attended Colorado A&M (CSU), Fort Collins for one year, before returning to Huerfano County a position in the telephone office as an operator. She started dating Marvin Davis after losing a political bet to him over the projected outcome of the 1953 county sheriff's race. Francie and Marvin were subsequently married in the Methodist Church of Walsenburg on June 6, 1954. She continued in her telephone operator position while Marvin ranched with his father, Arthur Davis, east of Walsenburg. Their first child, Gena Sue, was born in April of 1955. The family purchased and moved to the current farm and ranch headquarters, east of Walsenburg in 1956. Jill Ann was born the same year. Claudia Gaye joined the crew in 1958 and Jesse Scott followed in 1960. Francie spent the ensuing years in partnership with Marvin raising their family, managing the farm and ranch operations, and becoming renowned for her baking and cooking abilities. There was never a stranger at the Davis table. A place was set and guests were treated to a fare that was unequaled and unforgettable. The question was not whether you wanted pie for dessert, but what kind of pie. Francie would take special orders for Pecan Pie, her specialty. Chokecherry Jelly and…the list goes on and on. For a number of years, Francie was an aide and secretary in Walsenburg schools. She served throughout her life in community helping to form the Huerfano Fire Protection District, supporting school district functions and church activities. Always a proponent and vocal advocate of the ranch life, she served as secretary/treasurer of the fair and rodeo association, leader and fund raiser for the county 4-H and a long-time member and officer of Cowbelles. Recently her energy and attention were spent closely following the political wrangling surrounding the proposed expansion of Fort Carson, Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site and its impact on the ranch. Although her courage and strength were challenged with a battle with leukemia, Francie's sense of humor and approach to life was never lost. She was preceded in death by father Claude Killion in 1957; mother Mary Margaret "Madge" Killion in 1986; sister Jeanette Salmon Jackson Wight; and brother Billy Scott Salmon. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marvin J. Davis; children Gena (Lyle) Kenner, of Linton, North Dakota, Jill Davis Homerding, C. Gaye Davis and J. Scott Davis of Walsenburg; grandchildren Katelin Renee Davis, Denver, Kelsey Michelle Davis, Colorado, Springs, Hallie Ann Homerding and Billy Scott Carruth, Walsenburg; nephew Larry Scott Jackson, of Sonora, California; special brother and sisters-in-law; cousins; extended family; and a lifetime of friends. A memorial was held Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., United Church of Walsenburg, Main and Kansas. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made payable to the Francie Davis Memorial Fund. Donations will benefit the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Pueblo and may be sent to: Boise-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. 5th St., Walsenburg, CO 81089.

Davis, Mary T.
Mary T. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2005 - Mary T. Davis, 82, born Jan. 17, 1923, passed away Sept. 14, 2005. Survived by her children, George (Judy) Davis, John Davis, Terri Smith, Judy (Richard) Bilpush, Ray (Maggie) Davis and Susan Davis; and grandchildren, Patrick (Patricia) Davis, Mark (Cathy) Davis, Tricia (Stephen) Davis, Carrie (Christian) Dunn, Richard Bilpush, Janine (Kevin) Hartman, Eric Wimber and Laura Piquette. Also survived by five great-grandchildren; and sister, Patricia O'Rourke. Preceded in death by her husband, George A. Davis; granddaughter, Melanie Smith; and sister, Helen Petric. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Mary's memory.

Davis, Max Quinter
Max Quinter Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2004 - Max Quinter Davis, 88, passed away July 11, 2004. Survived by his wife, Erline Davis; daughter, Margaret Anne Brubaker of Colorado Springs; stepchildren, Gary Ives and Sondra Jantz, both of Cimarron, Kan.; brother, Ronald Davis of Ontario, Calif.; grandchildren, Vicki Lord, Scott Brubaker and Christy Mearns; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Lord and Hayley Brubaker; numerous step-grand- and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Davis; second wife, Bernita Davis; and brothers, Lyle and Harold Davis. Max was born to Quinter and May Davis on July 30, 1915, in Sabetha, Kan. He served in the U.S. Navy as a naval photographer during World War II. He was the manager of S.H. Kress in Pueblo from 1952 until 1962, then became a realtor for Haver-Leach Co. and worked at Isabelle's Dress Shop. Max was very active in the Pueblo community as a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church, 32nd Degree Mason and on the Presbyterian Towers Board. He received the first Others Award from Pueblo Salvation Army and was a member of the Lions Club. There will be no viewing and a private interment will be held prior to the service. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to First Presbyterian Memorial Fund or Salvation Army.

Davis, Michael P.
Michael P. “Mike” Davis – Pueblo Chieftain – August 6, 2006 - Michael P. "Mike" Davis, 54, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 3, 2006, as a result of an airplane accident. Survived by his loving wife, Beth Davis, who terms Mike as "the best husband in the universe and beyond"; son, Christopher Michael "Chris" (Staci) Davis of Morristown, Tenn.; father, Paul Davis of Vincennes, Ind.; sisters, Sue (Gary) Walker of LaGrange, Ill., Debbie (Johnny) Mennenga of Belleview, Fla.; brother, Jim (Barb) Davis of Schaumburg, Ill.; grandchildren, Chase Davis and Nolan Sniffen; mother-in-law, Helen Bricker of Richmond, Ind.; brother-in-law, Tom (Dolly) Bricker of Pekin, Ind.; nieces, Beth Walker and Kelly Conneen; nephews, Brian Walker and Patrick Westin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his mother, Helen Davis in January 2005. Mike was born June 26, 1952, in Vincennes, Ind. At the time of his death, he was serving as president of Pueblo Community College, as well as serving on numerous boards including the SunWest Educational Credit Union, Pueblo Community Health Center, PEDCo, Pueblo WorkLink and Pueblo Diversified Industries. He was also a founding member of the Pueblo Education Consortium. Mike was a member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. He loved flying and bicycling. Mike loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, son and grandfather. There will be no viewing. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, in the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College with the Rev. Father Leonard Racki officiating. Concluding services and interment will be held Friday in Vincennes, Ind. Those who desire may make memorials to the PCC Foundation for the Mike Davis Presidential Scholarship, either direct or through Montgomery & Steward funeral directors.

Davis, Mrs.
Mrs. Davis – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 1, 1879 – Mrs. Davis, mother-in-law of Mr. Hammond Pollard, died at the residence of the latter yesterday morning. The deceased was an old resident of this part of the state, and was well and favorably known throughout Southern Colorado. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. C. D. Peck, at present living at Wagon Wheel Gap, but for many years a resident of this city.

Davis, Muriel L.
Muriel L. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1986 - Muriel L. Davis of La Veta passed away Aug. 5, 1986, at Mt. San Rafael, Trinidad. Wife of George E. Davis, La Veta. Mother of Patricia (Don) Wagner, La Veta; and Ray "Pokey" Davis, Trinidad. Grandmother of Shelley Wagner and Natalie (Frank) Grubelnik, Aguilar; Dick (Sandy) Wagner, Walsenburg; Mitch (Carol) Wagner and George (Jennifer) Wagner, La Veta. Great-grandmother of Dawna (Michael) Grubelnik, Ricky Lee Wagner, and Holly Anne Wagner. Sister-in-law of Greta Walls, La Veta. Survived also by three cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Service announcements later. Muriel L. Davis. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Christ the King Church, La Veta, Colo., with Bill Nelson officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the La Veta Q.R.T. for heart monitoring fund or Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Davis, Norma Jo
Norma Jo Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1998 - Norma Jo Davis, 62, passed away Dec. 29, 1998. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Davis. Survived by children, Douglas Davis, Denver, Darryl Davis, Pueblo, Kenda (Albert) Emerson, Pueblo West, David A. (Liz) Davis, Boulder- grandchildren, Kenneth and Ashley Emerson, Alyssa Davis- brother, Dwight (LaVern) Montgomery, Prague, Okla.- sisters, Viva Stacy, Oklahoma, Mary Wade, Great Bend, Kan.- numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations to The American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Davis, Ole
Ole Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1974 - Ole Davis of 2303 Rice, died May 19, 1974. Husband of Mrs. Hazel Davis. Father of Mrs. Gary (Donna) Hartman, Pueblo. Grandfather of Jimmy Dale Hartman, Kimberly Lynn Hartman and Philip Bertram Hartman. Father-in-law of Gary Hartman, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Trinity United Methodist Church; Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM; Chapter No. 12, R.A.M.; Pueblo Council No. 6, R.&S.M., and Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. A veteran of service in WW I. Former manager of San Isabel R. E. A. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, George F. McCarthy Almont Drawing Room, will be conducted by the Rev. Claude R. Kinsley, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Masonic graveside services, Mt. View Cemetery, will be conducted by Silver State Lodge No. 95. Friends who wish may contribute to the Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Davis, Olinda M.
Olinda “Millie” M. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2002 - Age 84, passed away Feb. 10, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Russell, Kan., to Charles and Katie Fose who preceded her; along with her husband of 28 years, Floyd Davis; and numerous sisters and brother. Survived by her sisters, Mollie Rein of Clovis, Calif., and Rose Arellano of Pueblo, Colo.; stepchildren, Wendy Pavlik of Colorado Springs, Miriam McCray of Pueblo, Rebecca Davis of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Juliana Davis of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Per her request, there will be no funeral service, but burial will take place at 3 p.m. today at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Davis, Olive
Miss Olive Davis - Walsenburg World Independent - March 29, 1913 - In Memoriam, Died, of Scarlet fever, at the home of her parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Davis at Walsen, Colo. On Friday, March 21, 1913, Miss Olive Davis, aged 15 years, 4 months and 6 days. Funeral services were conducted by Roy Dow at the cemetery Saturday afternoon. Miss Davis was ill but a few days and her death comes as a blow to her parents and many friends. She had been attending High School regularly in this city the past few years, being a member of the freshman class. In her death we fully and keenly realize the loss to those who knew her best. It is sad indeed when a life so young and promising must be snuffed out in a single moment. Nothing but the thought of the loving hand that has removed her can reconcile them to her absence. While she has gone from the scenes, the conflicts, the sorrows and pleasures of life she will still in the hearts of those who mourn her. She was in her happy teens, the time when youth stands waiting before the half-open door that leads into a fairer and more promising land of dreams and flowers. Her future was full of promise, and we dare not ask why she was taken from us in her prime, unless as flowers are picked before the frost finds them, that we may not witness their decay. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved parents and those who held her memory most dear. May time bring resignation and balm to the wounded hearts and give them that "peace that passeth understanding." "She sleeps where the daisies nod, Where the wild birds come and the wild bees hum, Above her lonely bed. She fought the fight, she kept the faith Her fame shines bright and clear, And her memory lives in all our hearts, Which will hold it ever dear."

Davis, Ory Thomas
Ory Thomas Davis - The Alamosa Daily Courier - September 24, 1945 - O. T. Davis, 86, City Pioneer Dies Saturday - O.T. Davis, 86, well known photographer in Alamosa since the year 1906, died at the Worth Home at 403 Eighth Street at 2:30 p.m. Saturday [September 22]. Recently retired from active life as a photographer, Davis had been in ill health for some time. He was a former U.S. District Commissioner for about 14 years. Davis was born in Decatur County, Iowa, in 1859 and later lived in Nebraska where his father homesteaded, starting a farm with three yoke of oxen and a cow. His mother became one of the first school teachers in the state of Nebraska. As a young man Davis became interested in mining and as a member of a mining company force was sent to Colorado. In this state he and several others of the company operated the Pass Creek and ran a small herd of cattle. Because of dry weather, he gave up the ranch and entered photography in 1888 at Walsenburg. For a number of years Davis worked as a photographer in the coal mine at Hastings. Hearing of an opening in this line of work in Alamosa he came here and started in business above the old American National Bank. He later moved his site to the Emperius building and from there moved to his present location on Fourth Street. Davis reared his nephew, the late Floyd [Sylvester] Davis, and niece, Mrs. Ed Nissen of Mosca at his home here. Floyd Davis, veteran of World War I, died about 20 years ago. His widow, Mrs. Lucienne [Blondeau] Davis, a French war bride, continued to make her home in Alamosa and reared her two sons, George and Charles, here. As Mrs. Henry Gestefield, she now resides in Aurora. She arrived here today to attend the funeral services. She is waiting word from Sgt. Charles J. Davis who is stationed at Muroc, Calif., whether or not he will be able to attend the funeral. Sgt. George J. Davis is located at Assam, India. A cousin, Mrs. Fannie Cage, of Denver also survives. The La Veta Advertiser - October 12, 1945 - Early Day Resident Here Dies at Alamosa - O. T. Davis, early day photographer and miner of La Veta, died last month at the age of 86 at the Worth home in Alamosa. Most of the pictures of La Veta scenes in the early days now highly prized by La Veta residents were taken by Mr. Davis, who operated a business here, some of the time in a tent pitched where the Hall filing station now stands. O. T. Davis - Huerfano World - October 18, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1945: O.T. Davis, 86, former La Veta resident and photographer, died in Alamosa.

Davis, Phoebe
Phoebe Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1917 - The funeral of the late Phoebe Davis will take place this afternoon at 2:30 in the McCarthy funeral chapel. Rev. Llewellyn L. Henson will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn cemetery.

Davis, R. L.
R. L. Davis – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: R. L. Davis is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. R. L. Davis: American, age 38, single. He was a “driver” 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.

Davis, Ray
Ray (Pokey) Davis - Huerfano World - January 10, 2008 - Ray E. (Pokey) Davis, May 24, 1929-Jan. 4, 2008. A resident of the Trinidad State Nursing Home since 1976. Preceded in death by parents, George and Muriel Davis and brother-in-law, Don Wagner. Survived by his sister, Pat Wagner of La Veta; nieces and nephews, Shelly, Dick, Natalie, Mitch, George and their families. Graveside service Saturday, Jan 12 at 10 a.m. La Veta Cemetery.

Davis, Robert J.
Robert J. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2000 - Robert J. Davis passed away Dec. 5, 2000, in Guthrie Center, Iowa. Bob was born June 26, 1918, in Denver, Colo., to David and Dollie Hangs Davis. Bob grew up on the family ranch near Craig, Colo. He attended Colorado School of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts (CSU) where he served as president of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and also a member of the Agricultural Fraternities Beta Beta Beta and Alpha Beta Honorary. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and Botany. Bob then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for five years stateside, as well as in Korea. In July of 1956, Bob went to work as an auditor for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) and was transferred to Pueblo in 1957 where he served as county executive director for 27 years. He was active in local politics as a Republican precinct chairman. Bob was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM, Order of Eastern Star Fidelity Chapter No. 144, past patron, Amaranth Laurel Court No. 16, past royal patron, and served on the boards of Rainbow for Girls and DeMolay. He was an active member of First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, Mass., "The Mother Church" and the branch First Church of Christ Scientist in Pueblo, Colo., where he served as First and Second reader, chairman of the board and various other committees. He was preceded in death in 1990 by his wife, Mary Margaret Haney Davis, whom he married on Jan. 12, 1947, in Denver, and his brother, Frederick Jack Davis. Mr. Davis is survived by his children, Mary Kathryn (Bruce) McQuarrie, of Tennessee, David Frederick Davis, of Virginia, Joel Robert (Debra) Davis, of Iowa; his grandchildren, James, Heather, Virginia, Michael, Heidi, Zachariah, Brianna; his great-grandchildren, Eric and Seth; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will be in the family plot in the Craig Cemetery at a later date. Contributions may be made to The Mother Church in Boston, Mass., through the funeral home office. Arrangements are pending.

Davis, Robert L.
Robert L. Davis - Huerfano World - July 26, 1973 - Robert L. Davis, 62, who served as elementary school principal in La Veta during the two school terms of 1932-33 and 1933-34 died in Colorado Springs, July 10, 1973. He had served District 11, Colorado Springs city schools, in various capacities for many years. In 1939 he was made principal of Steele Elementary School, where he served for 17 years. In 1957 he was promoted to the administration building where he worked in pupil personnel. In 1964 he was named assistant superintendent, a position he held until his death. He received his bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1935 from the University of Northern Colorado. Davis was born Aug. 13, 1910 in Sweet Springs, Mo. He died of a heart ailment. Services were held Friday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Martha, a son, Brian, daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Davis, and four grandchildren.

Davis, Ruth Estella
Ruth Estella Davis - Denver Post - August 18, 1992 - Ruth Estella Davis of Firestone, a homemaker, died Saturday at Longmont Community Hospital. She was 82. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Crown Hill Cemetery. She was born July 22, 1910, in Somerset. On July 23, 1926, she married Robert E. Davis, in Walsenburg. He preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Lee, Firestone; four sons, Robert, Arvada, William, Phoenix, Donald and Ronald, both of Firestone; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2450 S. Downing St., Denver 80210.

Davis, Sallie Ellen
Sallie Ellen Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1986 - Sallie Ellen Davis died Aug. 20, 1986, after a lengthy illness in Livingston, Mont. Formerly of Pueblo. Born Sept. 7, 1895, in Hailsville, Mo., where she received her education. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Davis, whom she married in Greeley County, Kan. Member of Calvary Baptist Church. Survived by her son, LeRoy H. (Mary L.) Davis of Livingston; six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Service, 2 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Tuttle officiating

Davis, Thomas Percy
Thomas Percy Davis - The Independent - June 19, 1931 - Funeral Service for Thomas Percy Davis Tuesday Afternoon - Funeral services for Thomas Percy Davis were held Tuesday afternoon at St. Peter's church on East Fifth street, attended by a large concourse of mourners and friends of the family. After the services at the church procession took its way to the Masonic cemetery where the last rites to a comrade were paid the deceased by the members of the American Legion. Thomas Percy Davis was 36 years of age at the time of his death on Sunday June 14. He was born at Old Rouse in December 1895. He was survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter; by his father and mother; two sisters and one brother.

Davis, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Davis – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 7, 1877 – Del Norte, May 26 – Yesterday the funeral of Thomas R. Davis was largely attended by the citizens of Del Norte, and his remains now quietly repose in the new cemetery. "Tom" as he was familiarly called, died at his residence Tuesday, the 22nd inst., after a brief illness of about a week. He was one of the oldest settlers of Del Norte, and well and favorably known throughout the country. He leaves a wife and numerous friends to mourn his demise.

Davis, Will
Will Davis - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 13, 1917 - Autoist Killed, Two Women Injured - Pueblo - Will Davis, 42, widely known farmer living near Goodpasture, twenty miles west of here, brought about his own death and seriously injured Miss Minnie Evans, 19, and her sister, Miss Anna Evans, 24, daughters of a neighboring farmer, when he seized the steering wheel of the automobile Minnie Evans was driving in an attempt to make a sharp turn in the road.

Davis, William
William Davis – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 22, 1869 – Died at Pueblo, on the 17th instant, of consumption, Mr. William Davis, aged 28 (23?) years.  The deceased was well known and loved by a large circle of friends.  He had been afflicted with the disease which at last proved fatal, for a period of more than twelve years.  During all that time he was a constant sufferer.  The terrible blow which his death has inflicted upon his friends, was to him simply a relief from untold and patiently endured suffering.

Davis, William H.
William H. Davis – Colorado Public Defender - September 22, 1891 - William H. Davis, Pueblo. W–B&W. Hanging/Broken neck. Davis was convicted, at age twenty-five or twenty-six, of murdering his foster mother, Carrie Armsby (“a light mulatto”), and her alleged white paramour, James Arnold, because they refused to give him money to continue a drinking binge. The time of the execution was not announced before the hanging, and no journalists were invited to attend. Boulder Daily Camera - September 23, 1891 - Davis is Hanged - Canon City, Sept. 22. [Special.] - William H. Davis was hanged tonight at the penitentiary for the murder of his mother, Mrs. Carrie Armsby and James Arnold, who was a lodger in his mother's house at Pueblo last January. It was a very cold blooded affair and although every effort has been made to save Davis' life, he has finally expiated his crime.

Davis, William M.
William M. Davis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1989 - William M. Davis died, late of Canon City. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Holt Family Chapel of the Gardens with the Rev. Charles Kinyon and Mount Moriah Lodge No. 15 AM&FM officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Holt Family Garden Room. Private interment, Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City.

Davis, Zandra Faye
Zandra Faye Davis (Olney-Dotson) – Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2006 - Zandra Faye Davis (Olney-Dotson) Born January 17, 1958 passed on January 22, 2006. Survived by her parents, Wesley and Peggy Davis of La Veta, two sons Christopher (Dia) Olney and Nicolas both of Colorado Springs, three brothers Wesley (Jill), Charles (Shelly) both of Florida and Brian (Mary) Davis of Pueblo. Four grandchildren (Caleb, Dylan, Alaura and Todd) and many loving friends and extended family. A memorial service will be Saturday January 28 at 1 p.m. at Springs First Church, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. Colorado Springs. The family asks that if you would like to send a memorial, that you make a donation to Alcoholics Anonymous in Zandra's behalf. God Bless.

Davis-Holton, Lenore Ann
Lenore Ann Davis-Holton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1999 - Lenore Ann Davis-Holton, 53, of Shreveport, La., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, in Shreveport. Lenore attended Pueblo County High School, graduating in 1963. She attended Otero Junior College, graduating in 1965, and then to Southern Colorado State College (USC), graduating in 1967. Lenore worked for several years at Parkview Hospital as a Medical Technician before moving to Shreveport. Survived by her mother, Elizabeth Seamans-Davis of La Junta; son, John E. "Jed" Holton of Shreveport; brother, Ron (Mary Ann) Davis; and nieces, Melissa, Pamela and Nicole Davis, all of La Junta. Preceded in death by her father, La Verne "Doc" Davis. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the La Junta Middle School Landscape Fund, 710 Cimarron, La Junta, Colo., 81050, to the Picketwire Theatre, P.O. Box 912, La Junta, or to a charity of choice.

Davison, Dorothy Dell
Dorothy Dell Davison - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2003 - Dorothy Dell Davison, 92, passed away Dec. 1, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by children, Elizabeth Ann Sather of Pueblo, Nancy (Tony) Liberator and Everett Hale (Linda) Davison Jr.; 19 grandchildren, including Cherie Sather and Theo D. Sather (John Rose) of Pueblo, Gordon Lee (Bobbi Jean) Sather of Boone, Colo., and Joanna (Johnnie) Busby of Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Everett Hale Davison; sons, Artie and William John; and daughter, Dorothy Margaret Savage. Dorothy was born June 29, 1911, and has resided in Colorado since 1942. Funeral service will be held in Denver with interment at Como Cemetery, Como, Colo.

Davison, Lavon E.
Lavon E. Davison - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2001 - Lavon E. Davison, 79, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Agnes Elvod; and brother, Adrian Elvod. Survived by her daughter, Lynne (Loren) Lucht of Red Wing, Minn.; grandchildren, Jennifer (Bryan) Luedeke of Wichita, Kan., Jarrell “Jeb” and Joelle, all of Red Wing, Minn., and special friend, Bill Hill. Lavon became a registered nurse through the Norwegian American Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Ill., which led her into a lifelong career in nursing. She received the Jubilee of Liberty medal from the D-Day Freedom Fighters after serving as a 2nd Lt. during WWII. Lavon was involved with the Women's Veterans Memorial. She also enjoyed sewing and square dancing. Lavon belonged to the Sons of Norway, various square dancing clubs and the American Legion. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday Nov. 11, 2001, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Hayes officiating. Military honors to be rendered by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. At her request, cremation with no viewing. Those wishing to make donations may do so to the Crown of Life Lutheran Church of Pueblo West in her memory.

Davison, Merle E.
Merle E. Davison - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2004 - Merle E. Davison, 58, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 13, 2004. Born June 19, 1946, in Billings, Mont. Preceded in death by former spouse and good friend, Joan Davison (Van Zandt); father, Rex Davison. Survived by children, Tina (Brent) Cooper, Selina Davison, Nicole (Chris) Kingston and Michael (Myra) Davison; mother, Allie Davison; brothers, Donald Davison and Verle (Cindy) Davison; sister, Alice Davison; grandchildren, Amanda Cooper, Jon Burke, Tara Gurss, Katrina, Ashley, Courtney, Krystal Kingston, Haellie, Adrianna and Michael Davison; also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Merle was a loving and dedicated father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Cremation has taken place.

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