The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Dawley, I. N.
I. N. Dawley – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 3, 1875 – Major I. N. Dawley, United States postal agent for Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, a gentleman well known in Pueblo, died very suddenly in Denver, on Thursday last.

Dawson, Beulah Amy
Beulah Amy Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1986 - Beulah Amy Dawson passed away at home Feb. 10, 1986. Service is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Marysville, Kan. Interment, Marysville Cemetery.

Dawson, Dorothy R.
Dorothy R. Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1999 - Peacocks - Dorothy R. Dawson, 74, longtime Granada resident, passed away July 7, 1999 .Funeral services, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Granada United Methodist Church. Interment, Granada Cemetery. Visitation, 1 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Dawson, Fannie
Fannie Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1987 - Fannie Dawson, Pueblo resident for 66 years, passed away Nov. 16, 1987. Mrs. Dawson was a member of First Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Odd Fellows Auxiliary. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1957 after 30 years of service. Survivors include her brother, Wallace Cameron, of Cadiz, Ky., and several nieces and sisters-in-law. Also survived by close friend, James White, of Pueblo, The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Adrian Corner Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Alan Bean of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Dawson, Floreen
Floreen "Flo" Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - Floreen "Flo" Dawson passed away on Feb. 23, 2006. She is survived by her parents, Steffie and Tom West; two sons, Brad (Kim) Dawson, and Steve (Tawni) Dawson; grandchildren, Devon and Hannah Dawson, T.J., Ashley and Michael Elenga; great-granddaughter, Aliah Laine, and her brother and sisters Joe (Joan) Martinelli, Roseann (Bob) Curtis, Debbie (Bart) Adrian; niece, Jan Curtis; nephew Ryan Jordan, and Uncle Buster (Violet) Martinelli. She is also survived by special friends Kathi Paradisio and Loretta Anders and numerous cousins and other relatives and friends. Flo was preceded in death by her father Joseph Martinelli and her nephew Bobby Curtis. Flo loved spending time with her grandchildren and she loved life. She worked at Convergys for 12 years. She was a member of the Eagles. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 28, at St. Mary Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Dawson, Kathryn
Kathryn "Jane" Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2006 - Kathryn "Jane" Dawson, 84, passed away March 12, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Delore Grismer; husband, Gerald Dawson; and her sister, Peggy French. Survived by her nephew, Lawrence (Diane) Noll of Colorado Springs, Colo.; cousin, David (Donna) Marlow, Akron, Ohio. Jane also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; and her longtime friends, Lois Hough and Mary Kraus. Jane served in the Army Nursing Corps during WWII and taught as an instructor and associate professor of nursing for many years at various universities throughout the United States. At her request, cremation with no service. Donations in Jane's name may be made to the Pueblo Humane Society or to any no-kill animal shelter of your choice.

Dawson, Marie V.
Marie V. Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2004 - Marie V. Dawson, 83, passed away Jan. 14, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dawson; and by three sons, Larry Dawson, Robert James Dawson and Douglas Adams Dawson. She is survived by her son, Patrick Dawson, Pueblo; her sisters, Gladys, Canon City, Mary, Florida, and Joann, Arkansas; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Dawson, Mary Jean
Mary Jean Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2000 - Mary Jean Dawson departed this life Friday, March 17, 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert W. Dawson; sisters, Marjorie Keeler and Anna Lee Lyle; and brother, J. Rudy Tomsick. Survived by son, Sam (Barbara) Shurtz, Katy, Texas; brother, William Tomsick, Denver; and sister, Josephine Mitchell, Pueblo. Also survived by nieces and nephews, JoAnne (Mike) Pounds and Jackie Schuster, Pueblo, Terry Tomsick and Douglas (Sue) Danielson, Denver, Nicholas Ritcher, Albuquerque; and sister-in-law, Helen Tomsick. She retired as a teller at Pueblo Bank & Trust in 1971 after 25 years. She is a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi and formerly a member of League of Business and Professional Women, and member of the Shrine of St. Therese. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the building fund, Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Dawson, Mary M.
Mary M. Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1997 - Mary M. Dawson, 86, died Dec. 15, 1997, at her home. She was a retired real estate agent for Al Weber Real Estate. Mrs. Dawson was born Aug. 17, 1911, in Colorado Springs. She was married Nov. 5, 1936, to Patrick A. Dawson, who is deceased. She is survived by son, Pat (Pam) Dawson- daughters, Patricia (Bob) Mulnix and Cathy (Bob) Maes, Pueblo- sister, Eileen Graham- and six grandchildren. Funeral, 10 a.m. Thursday, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave.

Dawson, Robert Martin
Robert Martin Dawson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1987 - Robert Martin Dawson, a Pueblo resident for 46 years, passed away April 3, 1987. He retired from CF&I as a crane operator after 32 years of service. Mr. Dawson was preceded in death by three sons, Larry F. Dawson, Robert J. Dawson, and Douglas A. Dawson. Survivors include his wife, Marie V. Dawson of the family home and a son, Patrick (Floreen) Dawson of Pueblo. He also is survived by 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 6, 1987, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. The interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Day, Beatrice
Beatrice “Barlow” Day - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2003 - Beatrice “Barlow” Day, 89 years old, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Feb. 25, 2003, in Sacramento, Calif. She was a member of the Nazarene Church for over 60 years and was active in the dry cleaning business for years in Pueblo. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Larry) Wilde; sister, Evelyn Casebier; three grandchildren, David (Alicia) Wilde, Deborah (Michael) Keller, Jeannette (Michael) Massari; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Day, Chauncey M.
Chauncey M. Day - Huerfano World - December 21, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Chauncey M. Day who passed away eleven years ago Dec. 21, 1978. - Verse - Very sadly missed by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Day, Darrell M.
Darrell M. Day - Desert Dispatch November 30, 2003 - Barstow, CA - Darrell M. Day, 70, died March 10, 2001, in Hayden Lakes, Idaho, of congestive heart failure. Born in Trinidad, Colo., he lived in Fontana for 31 years, Phelan for 11 years, Apple Valley for one year and Hayden Lakes for four months. He was retired after 25 years as a postal clerk in the Fontana Post Office, and had been a real estate agent for Century 21 in Phelan for five years. He was a member of the Fontana Elks Lodge No. 2013, and past board member of the Fontana Credit Union and Bloomington Pop Warner Football. He is survived by his daughter, DyAnn Walters of Fontana; sons Danny of Highland, David of Turlock, and Allen of Denair; sisters Dorothy Jean Stander of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dody Walter of Fontana and 10 grandchildren. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Ingold Chapel, 8277 Juniper Ave. in Fontana. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Ingold Chapel in Fontana is handling arrangements.

Day, Harold L.
Harold L. Day - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2006 - Harold L. Day, 85, died Nov. 24 at his beloved farm in the company of his adoring family and faithful dog, Pardner. Family includes Harold's wife of 60 years, Dorothy; his two daughters, Jane Fast (Tom) and Joan Seckar (Mike); and grandchildren, BrieAnn and Skylar Fast and Nick and Sam Seckar. Out-of-town family includes brother, Pete (Carolyn); and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Loyd. Harold was born Nov. 25, 1921, in Carney, Okla., and was raised in Boone, Colo. During World War II, he served as a Chief Petty Officer with the Navy in the South Pacific. In 1946, Harold went to work at the Pueblo Army Depot and retired in 1973 as Chief of Guided Missiles. He enriched his family's life with camping trips, hiking, shooting guns, science experiments, astronomy and repairing any kind of mechanical or electronic device. He was active with his daughters in Girl Scouts, 4-H and Riverside Saddle Club. He was a Mason in Silver State Lodge No. 95 for 50 years. Harold was a District 70 Accountability Team member, served on the Board of the Futures Academy and was active in the Avondale/Vineland Lions. He was a founding member of the PAD Reuse Commission. The family expresses its heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful nurses and staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at Pueblo Divine Science Church, 115 East Routt Ave. The family requests that in lieu of food or flowers, donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. "We carry your heart with us, we carry it in our hearts. We are never without it. (Anywhere we go, you go, our dear!)"

Day, Helen Adeline
Helen Adeline Day - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2001 - Age 78, passed away March 18, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 6, 1922, in Kenton, Okla., to Herbert and Adeline Curtis, who preceded her in death; also a brother, Robert D. Curtis. Survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Homer L. Day; daughter, Mary Ann (Raymond D.) Stevens of Denver, Colo.; stepdaughters, Helen Louise (Orv) Lewis of Dewey, Okla., Patricia (Joe) House of Omaha, Neb.; stepson, Earl (Jodi) Wagoner of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nephews, Fred Curtis of Pueblo, Jim Curtis of Denver, Robert Curtis of Oregon; niece Mary Ellen of Texas; and cousin, Frank A. Walker of Albuquerque, N.M. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Day, Helen Jean
Helen Jean Day - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1998 - Helen Jean Day, 89, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998. Survived by her children, Donna Mimovich, Albuquerque, N.M., Andrew (Rosalie) Ritz, Walsenburg, John (Carol) Day, Denver, Richard (Linda) Day, Fort Collins- a sister, Mary Patrick, Denver- eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Ritz in 1930- second husband, Chauncey Day, Dec. 21, 1978- and a granddaughter, Janice Mimovich. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 1998. Funeral Mass to immediately follow with Father George Uralkunnel officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Donations in Helen's name can be made to Sister Carol Ministries. Huerfano World - December 31, 1998 - Helen Jean Day, 89, of Walsenburg, died December 24, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born December 31, 1908 in Walsenburg to Michael and Helen Karynak Paulovsky, she taught school in Farisita for one year, worked as a beauty operator in Del Norte and Denver, but was mostly a devoted homemaker for her family. Mrs. Day, a member of VFW Auxiliary and St. Mary Church, is survived by her children, Donna Mimovich, Albuquerque, NM, Andrew Ritz, Walsenburg, John Day, Denver and Richard Day, Fort Collins; a sister, Mary Patrick, Denver; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Ritz and her second husband, Chauncey Day. Funeral rosary and mass were from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Day, Herbert B.
Herbert B. Day - San Diego Union Tribune - November 23, 1990 - Herbert B. Day - Mr. Day, 71, was born in Trinidad, Colo., and moved to San Diego 45 years ago. He worked for General Dynamics' Convair division as chief of communication services until his retirement in 1972. He held a bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in finance from National University and was involved in the university for much of the latter part of his life, serving as founder and president of the alumni association, director of alumni-student affairs and corporate secretary. National University awarded him an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters in gratitude. Mr. Day also won the Silver Knight award for outstanding leadership from the National Management Association. Mr. Day also was a co-founder of The Center: A New Thought Church San Diego, 1233 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 279. Services will be held there at 3 p.m. Sunday. Survivors include his wife, the Rev. Marilyn Hall Day; a daughter, Irene Kauffman of El Cajon; stepdaughters Vicki Hall of San Jose and Linda Hall Mickelson of Gulf Shores, Ala; a stepson, Jeff Hall of Mira Loma; two sisters, Violet Vinson and June Hollingsworth of Spring Valley; two brothers, Ben Day of Albuquerque and Chester Day of Walsenburg, Colo., as well as six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cremation is planned with ashes to be scattered at sea. Memorial contributions may be made to the Herbert B. Day building fund at the church.

Day, Homer L.
Homer L. Day - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2001 - Passed away Aug. 15, 2001. He was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Canton, Okla. Homer served in the U.S. Army, CO D 315th Engn. Com. Bn., March 1942 through September 1945. He worked in commercial construction until his retirement in the early '80s. Then he purchased and remodeled homes to sell until his health started to fail. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Day; son, Marvin Eugene; and sister, Olive Dennis. Survived by his children, Helen (Orville) Lewis of Oklahoma, Patricia (Joe) House of Nebraska, Earl (Joan) Wagner of Oklahoma, Gary Wagner of Virginia and Wanda Lamm of Kansas; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Raymond Day of California, Lester Day of Pueblo, Opal Pacino of Brighton, Robert Day, Helen Gerlock, Luella Frank, all of Colorado Springs, Loyd Day of Nevada. A special thanks to nephew Fred Curtis, who took care of him during his time of illness. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Day, James Harold
James Harold Day - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1999 - James Harold Day, 85, passed away Aug. 12, 1999, at the Fort Lyon Veteran's Medical Center in Las Animas. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, in 1988-his brother, Vernon Day- and his sister, Florence Bruner. Mr. Day served in the Pacific Theater in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. At his request there will be no services.

Day, Luella Emily
Luella Emily Day - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - December 27, 1877 - Died at Mountain Home, near Fort Garland, Colorado, December 15th 1877, of small pox, Luella Emily Day, aged 4 years 11 months and 16 days. Daughter of the late William J. Day. Laclede and Lebanon, Missouri, papers please copy.

Day, Marion
Marion "Mike" Day - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1987 - Marion "Mike" Day, late of 202 W. Adams, passed away May 25, 1987, after a lengthy illness. Husband of Dorothy Day, of the family home; father of James (Marty) Day, Susan Day, Sandra Day, Christine Graham and Janet (Butch) Stauffer. Also survived by six grandchildren. At his request, cremation and no services to be held.

Day, Michelle Lynn
Michelle Lynn (Bradshaw) Day - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2004 - Michelle Lynn (Bradshaw) Day, 29, of Pueblo, formerly of Fowler, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 26, 2004. She was born on May 22, 1975, in Fort Morgan, Colo., the daughter of Larry D. and Letha Kay Fellhauer Bradshaw. She attended Fowler schools and graduated in 1993. She was employed as a customer service representative at Innotrac Corp. She was married to Albert Day in Pueblo on Sept. 14, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Albert of the family home in Pueblo; parents, Larry and Letha Bradshaw of Fowler; parents-in-law, Jerry and Martha Day of Pueblo; brothers, John (Jennifer C.) Bradshaw of Olney Springs, Colo., and Curtis (Jennifer S.) Bradshaw of Fowler; brothers-in-law, Donald Day of Canon City, Colo., Robert (Diane) Day of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Leona (Danny) Gowin of Pueblo West, Colo.; special niece, Michelle Ogden of Pueblo West; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and other relatives. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Fowler Christian Church. Following the services, cremation will take place and her cremains will be scattered in the mountains of Colorado.

Day, Pauline B
Pauline B. Day - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1921 - Pauline B. Day, age 11 years, died early yesterday morning at a local hospital after a short illness. She attended the Bessemer school and was well liked by her schoolmates. She is survived by her parents, Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Day and a sister, residing at the family home, 1403 Pine Street. The body is at the McMinn funeral home.

Day, William J.
William J. Day – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 27, 1877 – Died at Mountain Home, near Fort Garland, Colorado, Nov. 28th, 1877, of typhoid fever, William J. Day, aged 31 years 8 months, and 28 days, after an illness of five and one-half days. In life he was much respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends. He left a wife and three children to mourn his loss. His remains were interred on the 30th, the funeral was largely attended by sympathizing friends. He was buried with the rites and ceremonies of the order of free masons. Laclede and Lebanon, Missouri, papers please copy.

Dayton, Malcolm R.
Malcolm R. Dayton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1997 - Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel, Fort Collins, Colo. - Malcolm R. Dayton, 83, of Fort Collins, died Saturday, Sept. 13 at home after an extended illness. A memorial Mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fort Collins. Interment will be in Durango, Colo. Mr. Dayton was the fifth of eight children, born Feb. 7, 1914, in Pueblo, Colo., to Franklin O. and Ida Lola Dayton. He began working in his midteens to assist his family while completing his diploma at Pueblo Central High School. After graduation he studied for and received licensure from both the Colorado State Board of Embalming Examiners and the Colorado State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. He worked in the funeral and insurance businesses throughout his life and built Parklawn Memorial Chapel in Durango, Colo., which he operated throughout the 50s and 60s. He served as a Boy Scout master, a past Exalted Ruler of the BPOE and as chairman of the Red Cross. He and his wife moved to Fort Collins in 1968. He worked for Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel for 28 years and maintained a part-time insurance practice up to the time of his death. He also served as a Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus. He married Margaret Claudine McGill of Pueblo on Sept. 15, 1934. Married for 63 years, Mr. Dayton was dedicated to his family. He was preceded in death by a son in 1935. Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Fort Collins- three daughters, Doris Pearce and Carol Morlan, both of Durango, Colo., and Beverly Shoemaker of La Mirada, Calif. - one son, Malcolm F. of Fort Collins- 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Doris Wilson of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Dorothy Simmons and Helen Baack, both of Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County and/or The Alzheimer's Association in care of Warren-Bohlender Funeral Chapel.

Dazebeck, Mike H.
Mike H. Dazebeck - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 20, 1918 - Fourteen of the twenty-eight Colorado soldiers mention in the casualty lists made public by the War Department are among the dead. The killed in action are Herman W. Pippert, Fred A. Thompson and Corp. Bernard R. Schwarts, Denver, Peter F. Calligan, Aspen, Russell Steinbeck, Lake City; Corp. Christian H. Hasp, Pueblo; Leslie R. Pierce, Fort Collins, and Mike H. Dazebeck, La Veta. Two dead of wounds received in action are Samuel J. Cook, Loveland, and George Wasinger, Rye. Included in the dead of disease are James R. Robertson, Denver, Arthur J. Berger, Carter; Paul L. Rosco Smuggler, and Earl [might be Karl] W. Dennis, Loveland. Capt. Edmund C. Glenn, Jr., Denver, is among the missing action. Among the severely wounded in action are Ray L. Lindendoll and Jerry Tramulto, Denver; Frank F. Kruglet, Pueblo; Neale K. Parris, Green Knoll; Bartlett S. Bankston, Cedar; Gust R. Lager, Idaho Springs, William C. Lovall, Canon City, and Fred I. Peterson, Boulder. Elmer W. Harris, Denver is among the wounded, degree undetermined. The list of slightly wounded includes Phillip S. Morris, Denver; Otto Evans, Leadville; Max A. Brown, Colorado Springs, and Howard L. Stone, Cripple Creek.

Dazzio, Audre L.
Audre L. Dazzio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2006 - Audre L. Dazzio, 78, born Aug. 29, 1927, passed away Feb. 4, 2006. She joins her loving husband, Carl; her parents, Lewis and Olive Anna Key; and siblings, Birdie Senner, Eloise Rogers, Leta Wright and Melford Key. She also was preceded in death by her mother- and father-in-law, Sam and Margaret Dazzio; and in-laws, Tony and Lucille Dazzio, Jack and Ruth Dazzio, Clara Dazzio, Earl Garlow, Leonard Lundblade, Arnold Senner, Roy Wright and Wilma Key. She leaves behind her son, Carl Gene; and her daughter-in-law, Lita; three grandchildren, Antoinette Benavidez (Steve) Jedlicka, Shelley (Anthony) Rizzo and Laura (Paul) Cornn; three great-grandchildren, Vinnie, Aerin and Camille; her sisters, Leota Lundblade and Doreen Garlow; brother, William Key; brothers-in-law, Sam (Barbara) Dazzio and Orville Rogers; sister-in-law, Anna Santana; special niece, Leona (Buddy) Wasson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Audre loved to collect and sell antiques, go to garage sales, read and play cards. At her request there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care at 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Dazzio, Jack
Jack "Cuz" Dazzio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2000 - Jack "Cuz" Dazzio, age 65, passed away Aug. 23, 2000, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Mr. Dazzio was born Jan. 8, 1935. He graduated from Pleasant View High School in 1952. He was a sales representative for auto dealerships in Pueblo and Denver. Mr. Dazzio enjoyed fishing, golf, restoring classic cars, and gardening. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Aerie No. 145 and the Travelers Protective Association. He is survived by his sons, John, Mark (Kerry) and Steve (Monica) of Denver; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Romi and his mother, Rose. His father, John Dazzio, passed away in 1985. He is also survived by sister, Annabelle (Jim) DiIorio; nephew, Jim (Loretta) DiIorio, both of Pueblo; niece, Jeanine Pasic of Wichita, Kan.; grandnieces and grandnephews, Michelle, Jimmy and Steven DiIorio of Pueblo, and Kim and David Pasic of Wichita. Mr. Dazzio also leaves behind aunts, Bessie Ingo, Ann Massarotti, Ann Musso, Ida Musso, Uncle Dominic and Aunt Frances Musso; and numerous cousins and friends. Rosary, Sunday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family may be contacted at the home of Jim and Annabelle DiIorio, 1713 Garwood, Pueblo.

Dazzio, Jack John
Jack John Dazzio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2001 - Age 82, passed away on Aug. 14, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Jack was born on July 3, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo., to Sam and Margaret (Datz) Dazzio, who preceded him. He was also predeceased by two wives, Clara Creason Burry Dazzio, in 1968, and Ruth Riffel Grassman Dazzio, on June 7, 2001; an infant daughter; stepson, Larry Burry; two brothers, Carl and Tony Dazzio; sister-in-law, Lucille Dazzio; and brother-in-law, Paul Riffel. Left to celebrate his life are his son, Samuel Jack Dazzio, Arvada; his stepdaughters, Beverly (Don) Beauvais, Beulah, Barbara (Joe) Pannunzio, Pueblo, and Mary Beth (Frank) Whalen of Colorado City. Also survived by his sister, Ann Dazzio Santana; brother, Sam (Bobbi) Dazzio; sisters-in-law, Audre Dazzio and Agnes Riffel, both of Pueblo, Grace Kaufman, Wooster, Ohio, and Frances Riffel; and brother-in-law, Ed Riffel, both of Loundonville, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Jack, a lifetime Pueblo resident, was a World War II Army veteran who served in the European Theater, mainly in the Rhineland. Upon his return, he was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad and then the Pueblo Army Depot, Missile Division, retiring in 1975. He was a proud 30-year Elks Life Member, Lodge No. 90, and also held memberships in the Eagles, St. Joseph Lodge and Columbus Lodge. Always proud of his Italian heritage, he loved finding a paesano to speak the language. After their retirements, he and Ruth loved to travel and go dancing every Friday and Saturday night until he was felled by a stroke and confined to a wheelchair. Even then, he would dance with anyone who would twirl his wheelchair around. A Mass of Celebration will be said at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, 10 a.m. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. No food or flowers please. Donations may be made to Pueblo Elks No. 90 in Jack's memory. Viewing, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dazzio, John F.
John F. Dazzio - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2005 - John F. Dazzio, 47, of Denver, Colo., passed away Sept. 13, 2005, at the age of 47. He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Dazzio, Aug. 23, 2000. Also preceded in death by grandparents, John and Rose Dazzio; and cousin, Jim Di Iorio. John is survived by his mother, Mary Decker of Littleton; brothers, Mark, Steve (Monica), all of Denver; and nephew and niece, Jeff and Romi Dazzio. Also survived by aunt and uncle, Annabelle and Jim Di Iorio; cousins, Jeanine and Byron Guidry, Kim and David Pasic, Loretta, Michelle, Jimmy and Steven Di Iorio. No services will be held.

Dazzio, Lucy C.
Lucy C. Dazzio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1986 - Lucy C. Dazzio, 80, passed away March 15, 1986, at Penrose Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, John F. Dazzio. Mother of Frances (Dominic) Musso, Joseph (Rose) Dazzio and Sylvester (Debra) Dazzio. Sister of Virginia Dalton, Josephine Poulos, Margaret Harris, and Joe Collette. Sister-in-law of Mike (Carmella) Buffalo. Also preceded in death by sisters, Marie Geonetta, Mary Cortese, and brothers, John Collette and Nick Collette; sisters-in-law, Mary Pisciotta, Pauline Pantleo and Jennie Pantleo. Beloved grandmother of John (Anita) Musso, Donna (Michael) Hill, Janice Musso, Susan (Ralph) Conte, Joseph (Germaine) Dazzio, Kathy (Rick) Patterson, Amy Dazzio, Staci Pritchard, Mickey Schields, John Dazzio and Tina (Rod) Wine. Great-grandmother of Kristin Musso, Nicholas Hill, Joseph Dazzio, Michael Dazzio, Crystal Conte, Amber Pritchard, and Bobby Wine. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dazzio was a member of Santa Teresa Lodge, Ladies' Auxiliary of Eagles Lodge No. 145, Ladies' Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 61, Ladies' Auxiliary of Loyal Star of America, and Princepesse Iolanda Lodge, as well as a member of St Joseph Parish. Services will be at St. Joseph Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 8 p.m. Monday and recitation of rosary at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic J. Musso, 25618 E. Everett Road, Pueblo, Colo. 81006.

Dazzio, Rose
Rose (Musso) Dazzio - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2000 - Rose (Musso) Dazzio, age 94, passed away Sept. 22, 2000. A lifetime St. Charles Mesa resident, Mrs. Dazzio was born Feb. 24, 1906, to the union of John and Rosaria Musso, St. Charles Mesa residents. She graduated the eighth grade at Pleasant View Grade School. She was a member of St. Therese Society of Vineland. Mrs. Dazzio was preceded in death by her husband, John Dazzio, June 26, 1985; and her son, Jack, August 23, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents, John and Rosaria Musso; her sister, Virginia Colletti; and her brothers, Sam, Tom, Charles V., Pete, Joe and John Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Annabelle (Jim) DiIorio; grandsons, John, Mark (Kerry), Steve (Monica) Dazzio, all of Denver, Jim (Loretta) DiIorio, Pueblo; granddaughter, Jeannie Pasic, Wichita, Kan., Ed Pasic, Wichita, Kan.; and great-grandchildren, Jeff and Romi Dazzio, Denver, Michelle, Jimmy, and Steven DiIorio, Pueblo, Kim and David Pasic, Wichita. Mrs. Dazzio also leaves behind her sisters, Ann Massarotti, Bessie Ingo; brother, Dominic (Frances) Musso; sisters-in-law, Ida Musso, Ann Musso; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, including special neighbors, Antoinette Scaplo, Angela Petkosek, and Vince Petkosek, who were there for her all the time. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home of Annabelle and Jim DiIorio, 1713 Garwood Drive, Pueblo.

Dazzio, Ruth Riffel
Ruth Riffel Grassman Dazzio - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2001 - Ruth Riffel Grassman Dazzio, age 87, passed away after a brief illness on June 7, 2001. Ruth was born on Jan. 22, 1914, in Wooster, Ohio, to Sarah (Hixson) and Louis Riffel, who preceded her. She was also predeceased by infant twin sisters and a brother, Paul Riffel, of Pueblo, Colo. Left to celebrate her life are her husband of 32 years, Jack J. Dazzio; daughters, Beverly (Don) Beauvais, Beulah, Barbara (Joe) Pannunzio, Pueblo, Mary Beth (Frank) Whalen, Colorado City, Colo.; and stepson, Samuel Jack Dazzio of Arvada. Also survived by her sister, Grace Kaufman, Wooster, Ohio; brother, Ed (Frances) Riffel, Loundonville, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Agnes Riffel and Audrey Dazzio; brother-in-law, Sam (Bobbi) Dazzio, all of Pueblo; 19 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Ruth and her daughters moved from Wooster, Ohio, to Pueblo, Colo., in May 1950, where she worked in retail sales management and retired from Crews-Beggs in 1972. She married Jack J. Dazzio on March 14, 1969. They enjoyed traveling and dancing away their weekends. Grandma Ruth loved to sew and crochet for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Each one has a cherished handmade memento from her. A Mass of Celebration will be said at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling, on Saturday, June 9, 2001, at 2 p.m. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family may be reached at the home of Barbara and Joe Pannunzio, 1509 Kingsroyal Blvd. 06/11/01 Ruth Riffel Grassman Dazzio, is also survived by sister-in-law, Ann (Dazzio) Santana. Visitation, Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family may be contacted at the home of Barbara and Joe Pannunzio, 1509 Kingsroyal Blvd.

Dazzo, Lee
Lee Dazzo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1998 - Lee Dazzo, age 83, passed away Dec. 28, 1998. Survived by his wife, Frances Dazzo of the family home and children, Joseph (Michele) Dazzo, Las Vegas, Nev., Patty (William) Riddle, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Samuel (Mary Lou) Dazzo of Pueblo West. Grandfather of Shannon Lee Riddle, Laura Dawn Riddle, Brandon Dazzo, Lindsey Dazzo and John (Shirley) Potestio. Great-grandfather of Quinten Riddle. Also survived by sisters, Nina Dazzo, Maria Dazzo and Carrie Dazzo, all of Lucca, Sicily- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three brothers. Mr. Dazzo was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church parish where services will be held. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dazzo, Nicholas C.
Nicholas C. Dazzo – Albuquerque Journal – December 17, 2001 - Nicholas C. Dazzo, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, passed away Friday, December 14, 2001. Nicholas was born December 10, 1907, in Dawson, NM. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Colorado and was a 1932 graduate of the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, CO. He was a practicing attorney in Trinidad, CO for 24 years, where he was a former assistant district attorney of the Third Judicial District and Las Animas County attorney. During World War II, he served four years in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps. He moved to Albuquerque in 1956, where he was associated with his brother, Sam practicing law as a member of Dazzo, Dazzo and Ashby Law Firm. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado and New Mexico Bar Associations, Albuquerque Country Club and Albuquerque Petroleum Club. He was a life member of Elks Lodge #181, Trinidad, CO, where he was a former Exalted Ruler and a District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. He served as Secretary on the Board of Ruidoso Natural Gas Co. Inc. for several years. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Dazzo; daughter, T. Mikki Ross and family of Tucson, AZ; nieces, JoAnn Clements and husband, Bill, Jackie Kerby Moore and husband, Fred, all of Albuquerque and Sally Edwards and husband, Scott of Trinidad, CO; nephews, Sam Dazzo and wife, Vicky and Kenneth Brunelli and wife, Margo of Cape Cod, MA; special cousins, Laura Parsons and husband, David, Bill Donnelly of Santa Fe and Carolyn Donnelly of Albuquerque; and sister-in-law, Frances Dazzo of Albuquerque. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation of NM, 1715 Girard Blvd. NE, 87106 or to a charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

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