The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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DeHaan, Harold D.
Harold D. De Haan - Wray Rattler - June 28, 1917 - Pueblo Guardsman Dies of Injuries - Harold D. De Haan, the young Colorado national guardsman who was struck by a train at the approach to the Colorado & Southern bridge over the Arkansas river, died without having regained consciousness. An operation performed in the hope of saving his life was unsuccessful.

deHaro, Esther Cerros
Esther Cerros deHaro - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2001 - Esther Cerros deHaro, 75, a resident of Zacatecas, Mexico, departed this life, March 1, 2001, at Parkview hospital. Mrs. deHaro was on vacation visiting her children in Pueblo. She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her parents, Gregorio and Mercedes (Sandoval) Cerros; three sons; and a brother. Survived by her husband, J. Guadalupe Haro, Mexico; children, Amador (Connie) Haro, Ramon (Loretta) Haro, Adrean (Melissa) Haro, Pancho (Mallela) Haro, Jesus (Isabel) Haro, Odulia Haro, Martha (Rojelio) Miramontes, Mercedes (David) Del LaRosa, Adela (Armando) Magallanes and Ema (Visente) Bugarin; 36 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends, including Felipe and Connie Quintanilla, who have been a great comfort to our family. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Robert Carden officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

DeHart, Leona
Leona DeHart - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2001 - Age 69, born Dec. 11, 1931, passed away Aug. 19, 2001. Survived by loving husband of 47 years, Newell DeHart; brothers and sister, Verdina (Bud) Trautman, Donald (Janet) Shepherd and David (Linda) Shepherd; brother-in-law, Lloyd Frost; best friend and cousin, Ada (Lester) Brownell; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by son, John DeHart; sister, Alice Frost; and parents, Wilford and Daisy Shepherd. Leona enjoyed playing softball and received the Player of the Year Award for the Coed Church softball league in 1985. She was a member of Belmont Church of the Nazarene. Funeral service, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

DeHerrera, Adela
Adela DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Adela DeHerrera went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2000, in Pueblo. She was born near Las Vegas, N.M., on March 26, 1917, to Abenicio and Tomasita Alcon. Adela and Manuel, her husband for 59 years, made their home in Ordway, Colo., for over 40 years. They had been residents of Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home for the past four years. Adela moved to Life Care Center of Pueblo after Manuel died on Dec. 26, 1999. Adela graduated from Catholic high school in Las Vegas, N.M. She was a homemaker and in her later years she worked for School District 60 at Corwin Middle School as a foster grandmother. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Ordway and the Ladies Altar Society. She loved to play bingo. She is survived by six daughters, Orly (Bud) Weber, Sara (Abe) Trimble and Pat (Ted) Bollin, all of Pueblo, Mary (John) Reber and Bette DeHerrera of Aurora, Colo., and Ramona Archuleta of Las Vegas, N.M.; brothers-in-law, Frank (Becky) DeHerrera and Abenicio DeHerrera, both of Clayton, N.M.; and one sister-in-law, Helen Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, David (Sherri) Weber, Dianne Alercon, Angela Lovato, Joe Lovato, Kirk (Stacey) Bollin, Lacey (Shad) Newbauer, Aline Koons, Athena Johnson, Tiffany Carillo, Jerry, Reuben and Rachael C. deBaca. She had 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son-in-law, George Hurtado. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg and Life Care Center of Pueblo for their great kindness and care they gave to Adela. Funeral Mass and burial services will be Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway, with Father John Farley officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Ordway.

DeHerrera, Alarico
Alarico De Herrera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2006 - Alarico "Lico" De Herrera, 73, formerly of Boone, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born on June 1, 1932, in San Luis, Colo., to Jose De Herrera and Adelina Overstreet De Herrera who preceded him along with his stepmother, Anna Maria, and six brothers. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Rachel B. De Herrera; children, Vicky (Eloy) Gonzales, Matthew De Herrera, Bryan (Laura) De Herrera, Cindy (Mark) Armenta, Eugene (Sheila) De Herrera; grandchildren, Karen, Matthew, Andrea (Brian), Jacqueline, Daniel, Danielle, Christopher, Jacob, Monique, Kaitlin, Elsa; sister, Mary Olivas; numerous other brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and many friends. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Sacred Heart Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation through the funeral home office.

DeHerrera, Albert Joe
Albert Joe DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Albert Joe DeHerrera, 26, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 1998. Born Oct. 21, 1972, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Sally Romero- one uncle, Roy Lopez- and his cousin, Brenna Cadena. Survived by his parents, Leroy (Wedo) and Elizabeth A. DeHerrera, Pueblo- sister, Deanna DeHerrera, Pueblo- half brothers, Tony (Karen) DeHerrera, Robert (Rita) DeHerrera and Ron DeHerrera, all of Colorado Springs- half sisters, Loretta (Floyd) Segura and Evelyn DeHerrera, both of Colorado Springs- grandmother, Mary Solis, Pueblo- aunts, Bernadette (Clem) Olguin, Katie (Klaus) Priebe, both of Pueblo, and Theresa Cadena, Littleton, Colo.- uncles, Charles (Wanda) Cadena, Wichita, Kan., Richard (Carroll) Cadena, Santa Fe, N.M., Manuel (Stella) Cadena and Mike (Mary) Cadena, Pueblo- special cousin, Leslie Hanson, Pueblo- god sister, April Casarez, Pueblo- godparents, John and Barbara Vigil, Pueblo- and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Albert will be remembered as a man who loved music and children, a loving man with a very kind heart. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Albert worked for F.M.C. Dialysis Unit in Florence, Colo., as unit secretary for two years and was a student at PCC. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ed Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 1518 E. Fifth.

DeHerrera, Andres
Andres "Mosco" DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - Andres "Mosco" DeHerrera, 61, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 2005, in Denver, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father, Salvador DeHerrera. Survived by his loving wife, Diane DeHerrera; sons, Andrew DeHerrera Jr., Lawrence DeHerrera and Chris (Savannah) Martinez; daughters, Angela (Glen) Guerra and Monique (Steve) Sanchez; mother, Victoria Rodriguez; sisters, Isebel (Emery) Arellano and Emily (Leo) Fernandez; 12 grandchildren; and numerous friends and family. He loved mountains and he looked forward to hunting and fishing every year. His beloved bud. Memorial vigil service, 6 p.m. today, Romero Chapel, and memorial Mass, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Francis Church. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2005 - Andres "Mosco" DeHerrera, 61, of Pueblo. Also survived by son, Lawrence (Sharon); his stepbrothers and sister, Ben (Maryann) Fernandez, Leroy (Evelyn) Fernandez and Delores (Ed) Montoya. Memorial Mass, 1:30 p.m. today, St. Francis Church. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

DeHerrera, Armando N.
Armando N. "Mandy" DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2000 - Armando N. "Mandy" DeHerrera, 60, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 3, 2000. Born March 8, 1940, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by his brother, Melvin J. DeHerrera. Survived by parents, Pete C. and Marie S. DeHerrera; children, Rick DeHerrera, Pueblo, Michael DeHerrera, California, and Shawn DeHerrera, California; sister, Mildred (John) Valdez, Pueblo; one granddaughter; and one grandson. Mandy enjoyed drawing and art work. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, both at St. Pius Church. Celebrant, Rev. Bill Huber. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. (Also survived by his special friend and companion, Carol Valdez of Pueblo; and adopted sister, Rose Marie Pacheco of Pueblo.)

DeHerrera, Aurora A.
Aurora A. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2002 - Aurora A. DeHerrera, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 24, 2002. Born Jan. 7, 1930, to Justo and Doloritas Aragon in Legeino, N.M. Aurora retired from USC to care for her loving family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother with her home open to everyone. Preceded in death by her brothers; husband, Canuto DeHerrera; and parents. Survived by Kenneth (Gina), Dolores, Richard (Patricia), Dan (Gwen) and Tom (Deneen); 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Virginio (Jenny) and Alex (Cora) Aragon; special sisters-in-law, Eva and Inez Aragon; brothers-in-law, Jimmy (Bertha) DeHerrera, Gomecindo (Anna) DeHerrera; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Pius X Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

DeHerrera, Benito
Benito "Ben" DeHerrera - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - April 04, 1995 - Benito "Ben" DeHerrera, 78, who was a hod carrier with a construction company, died March 28, 1995, at a local hospice. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel. A vigil service will begin at 5:15 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Don Dunn and Rev. Gus Stewart. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road. Mr. DeHerrera was born June 27, 1916, in Mora, N.M., to Margarito and Vivianita (Arguello) DeHerrera. He is survived by a son, William of Walsenburg; two daughters, Dorinda Barela of Colorado Springs and Becky of Westminster; a brother, Max of Center; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He had four brothers, a sister and three grandchildren, who are deceased. Mr. DeHerrera had been an area resident since 1967 and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Laborer's International Union of North America Local 578. He had previously lived in Center and Leadville, where he was a member of the G.I. Forum. He helped build the Dillon Dam from 1963 to 1965. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics Training Center, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd., Suite E1, Colorado Springs 80910

DeHerrera, Celia J.
Celia J. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1999 - Celia J. DeHerrera, 72, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 1999. Born on Nov. 6, 1927, in Rouse, Colo. Preceded in death by her son, Ben DeHerrera; parents, Elias Romero and Estefanita Duran. Survived by her children, Angie (Don) Payne, Livingston, Texas, Charlene Apodaca, Aurora, Colo., Magdalena (Chuck) Spradlin, Brighton, Colo., Elias (Arlene) DeHerrera, Pueblo, Colo., Barbara (Ron) Sandoval, Walsenburg, Colo., Kathy (Mike) Gonzales, Pueblo, Colo., Michael DeHerrera and Lisa (Fred) Duran, all of Henderson, Nev., and Don Barros, Aurora, Colo.; also survived by 23 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; former spouse, Louis DeHerrera, Pueblo; special friend, Charles Carpio, Pueblo; four brothers and eight sisters. Celia enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends at home and at church. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday at Romero Chapel, Pastor Joe Thomlison officiant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at 819 E. Sixth.

DeHerrera, Daisy E.
Daisy E. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2003 - Daisy E. DeHerrera, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, March 15, 2003. Born in Jaroso, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert DeHerrera; daughter, Kathie Garcia; parents, Manuel and Esther Archuleta. Survived by her sons, Jimmy (Betty) DeHerrera, Gary (Angela) DeHerrera; daughter, Evelyn (Rudy) Armijo; brothers, Roy (Maria) Archuleta, Robert Archuleta; grandchildren, Darren, Jaime, Jason, Michael, Amanda, Nicolle; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Cody, Nathaniel, Vincent, Jayce, Brennan, Dylan. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

DeHerrera, Eleanor
Eleanor DeHerrera - July 2000 - Eleanor DeHerrera 88, resident of Salt Lake City, died on July 22, 2000 after suffering a stroke at a local hospital. Born June 6, 1913 in Saquache, Colorado to Elfida Marquez and Eleodoro Salas. Eleanor married Ted DeHerrera January 11, 1930 at Center, Colorado. She was a loving mother and grandmother five sons and one daughter. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ted and a son Tom. survivors include sons: Robert (Leo), his wife Rose; of Sacramento, CA, Dave of Sierra Vista, Arizona; James & wife Lupe of Salt Lake City, Jerry of Salt Lake City; daughter, Louise of Salt Lake City, and her sister Delma also of Salt Lake City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 26th at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East. She was buried in Murray City Cemetery next to her husband Ted.

DeHerrera, Ernestine
Ernestine DeHerrera - Huerfano Journal - June 12, 2008 - Ernestine DeHerrera, 82, of Walsenburg, died June 6, 2008. She is survived by her children, John (Joanne) DeHerrera, Bolingbrook, IL. Cathy (Kenneth) Pineda, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Denise (Brian) Spreeman, John DeHerrera, Tracy DeHerrera, Sarah Pineda, great grandchildren, T. J. DeHerrera, Sara and Nickolas Spreeman, Ryan Johnson, four sisters, one brother, special nieces, Shirley Arriaga, Debbie Gonzalez and Michelle DeHerrera. She is preceded in death by her husband, John A. DeHerrera. Rosary was 10 am Wednesday, June 11, 2008, followed by the Memorial Mass at 10:30 am at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg.

DeHerrera, Gary A.
Gary A. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Gary A. DeHerrera, 40, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, went to be with our lord, March 10, 2005. Gary was born July 29, 1964, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Amalia and Beronico Medina, and Anna and Frutuso DeHerrera; brother, Herby DeHerrera. Survived by parents, Herby and Betty DeHerrera; brothers, Steve DeHerrera, Pueblo, Bobby (Amber) DeHerrera, Denver; sister, Paula (Pete) Torres, Denver; six nieces; four nephews; one grand-nephew; special goddaughters, Antonette and Gabrielle DeHerrera; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Gary enjoyed politics, reading, cooking, baking, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Anne Catholic Church.

DeHerrera, Gravelita
Gravelita "Mary" DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Gravelita "Mary" DeHerrera, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Feb. 17, 2005. Born July 31, 1913, in Pasamonte, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Lupe DeHerrera; her parents, Toribio and Felicita Martinez; and sisters, Josie, Rebecca and Rose. Survived by a brother, Manuel (Sara) Martinez, Pueblo; and a sister, Clorinda (Frank) Martinez, Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gravelita worked in the dietary department at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for many years. She had many, many friends and was loved by all. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Gail Burchette, Nancy Human, nurse practitioner, Southside Life Care Center and staff, especially station three, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Father Ron Roche, and her neighbors that loved her.

DeHerrera, Helen
Helen DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2000 - Helen DeHerrera, 89, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at a local nursing home. Survived by her nephew, Ernest Martinez, Denver. No viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

DeHerrera, Herby Lee
Herby Lee DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2000 - Herby Lee DeHerrera, 38, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away in Denver, Colo., Aug. 4, 2000. Born Nov. 12, 1961, in Alamosa, Colo. Survived by his parents, Herby and Betty DeHerrera, Pueblo; children, Antonette, Tashia, and Nathaniel DeHerrera, all of Denver; brothers, Steve (Stephanie) DeHerrera, Pueblo, Gary DeHerrera, Denver and Bobby DeHerrera, Pueblo; sister, Paula (Pete) Torres, Denver; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Steven, Gabrielle, Ashley, Jalen, Samantha and Elicia; and numerous uncles and aunts, cousins and friends. Herby was a Pueblo native, after high school he moved to Denver and resided there ever since. He was employed as an electrician for several years in Denver. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today and Tuesday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Cremation to follow Mass. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall after Mass or may be contacted at 1930 E. 15th.

DeHerrera, Hilario E.
Hilario E. "Larry" DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1998 - Hilario E. Larry" DeHerrera, 44, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 10, 1998. Born on Nov. 6, 1953, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his father, Tony DeHerrera Sr.- son, Oscar DeHerrera- and brother, Tony DeHerrera Jr. Survived by his wife, Tillie Romero of the family home- mother, Mary Archuleta of Pueblo- son, Eli DeHerrera of San Jose, Calif.- stepson, Mark (Carla) Archuleta of Pueblo- daughters, Ivy (Manuel) DeHerrera and Amber DeHerrera, both of San Jose, Calif.- stepdaughter, Kathleen Archuleta of Pueblo- brothers, Angelo (Sylvia) DeHerrera and Hector (Teri) DeHerrera, both of Pueblo- sister, Tonia Vasquez of Pueblo- and mother-in-law, Vera Romero of Pueblo. Also survived by six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and friends and will be missed by his cat, Grady. Viewing, today and Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Thursday, 1 p.m., both at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ed Nunez. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard. Relatives and friends will be received at 901 and 907 E. Seventh St.

DeHerrera, Jerry George
Jerry George DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2000 - Jerry George DeHerrera, 40, went home to join the Lord, April 2, 2000. Born April 25, 1959, in Pueblo. Beloved son of Edward and Inez DeHerrera. Survived by brothers, Ray DeHerrera and William (Lila) DeHerrera; sisters, Rebecca (John) Petersen and Edda (Anthony) DeHerrera; nephews and nieces, Lanai, Joseph, James, Marcus, Katerina, Eddie, Natasha, Matthew and Brandon. Jerry was a 1976 Centennial High School graduate and worked for several years as a Summit Brick employee. Jerry was a very loved uncle, son and brother with beautiful artistic ability and a warm loving heart. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Church Hall after the interment.

DeHerrera, Joe
Joe DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2001 - Joe DeHerrera, 83,Trinidad, February 8. Survived by sons, Joe DeHerrera Jr., Houston, Texas; Al DeHerrera, Trinidad; and Richard DeHerrera, Denver. Funeral Mass, 11 am Saturday, Feb. 10, Holy Trinity Church, Trinidad. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, Trinidad.

DeHerrera, Joe Melvin
Joe Melvin DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1999 - Joe Melvin DeHerrera, 57, of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 27, 1999. Born July 16, 1942, in San Luis. Preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy DeHerrera. Survived by his parents, Pete and Marie DeHerrera; sisters, Mildred (John) Valdez and Rose Marie Pacheco, both of Pueblo; brother, Armondo DeHerrera, Denver; his children, daughters, JaNae DeHerrera and Rochelle Call, both of Clearfield, Utah; son, Kymber (Cassie) Housley, Logan, Utah; grandchildren, Chaz and Hadlee Housley, and Caden Call. Survived by former spouse, Glenna F. DeHerrera, St. George, Utah. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joe was a loyal member of the Out-laws Car Club of Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Air Force and spent the next 25 years working on airplanes. After retirement, he restored classic cars as a hobby. Viewing today, 1-8 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary Tuesday, 10 a.m. and funeral Mass also Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., both at St. Pius X Church. Celebrant, Rev. J. William Huber. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Military graveside honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Pius X Church Hall after interment.

DeHerrera, John F.
John F. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2001 - John F. DeHerrera, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 8, 2001. Frank, as he was known by many, was born in Chama, Colo., to the union of Jose Pedro and Mary P. DeHerrera on June 24, 1926. He was raised in the San Luis Valley. He joined the Army at the age of 17 and served two years in the Asia Pacific Theater. He returned from service to the Valley where he worked as a farmer and trucker. He met and married his first wife, Carmelita, who died in 1993. They moved to Pueblo in 1952 with their family. There he started working at the CF&I until he retired in 1963. He loved to fish, garden, read his Bible and play with his grand and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all. His survivors include his wife, Olivia; children, Anthony (Julie) DeHerrera, Kansas, Leona Garcia, Oregon, Virginia (Mike) Baca, Pueblo, Florence (Rodger) Romero, Pueblo, Bobby (Caryl) DeHerrera, California, and Johnny (Mary) DeHerrera, Michigan; stepdaughter, Pat Cordova (Andy Carriere) Pueblo; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; Eddie (Melissa) Medina, whom he loved and raised as a son; sister, Mabel (Larry) Rael; brother, Joe (Casilda) DeHerrera, all of Fort Garland; and numerous family and friends. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Romero Chapel, Rev. Art Manzanares officiating. Private family inurnment at a later date. Friends and family will be received at the home of daughter, Virginia, at 2001 E. Fifth St. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

DeHerrera, Joseph J.
Joseph J. De Herrera - Huerfano World - May 29, 2003 - In Loving Memory of Joseph J. De Herrera - Sentiment - Always with love, Your family

DeHerrera, Josephine
Josephine Calderon DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Josephine Calderon DeHerrera, a resident of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 24, 2000, in Pueblo. Mrs. DeHerrera was born Feb. 27, 1920, in Walsenburg, Colo. She was married to Ted DeHerrera who preceded her in death. Mrs. DeHerrera is survived by her daughters, Angie (Dave) Aragon of Pueblo, Jeannie (Alex) La Crue of California, Gloria (Robert) Vigil of Utah and Geri (Carlos) Martinez of California; her son, Ron (Kathy) DeHerrera of Pueblo; her sisters, Carrie Romero of Pueblo, Betty Garcia of Utah, Ramona Longhouse of Pueblo and Jessie Calderon of Texas; her brothers, Vincent (Eleanor) Calderon of Pueblo and John (Ida) Calderon of California; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. DeHerrera will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at the Roselawn Chapel, Pueblo. Visitation, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Roselawn Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo.

DeHerrera, Juanita M.
Juanita M. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2000 - Juanita M. DeHerrera, a homemaker, departed this life Jan. 31, 2000. A Pueblo resident since 1959, Mrs. DeHerrera was born April 16, 1916, in Ocate, N.M. She enjoyed doing things for her grandchildren, showing them how to cook, embroider and make blankets. Survived by her children, Ben (Maryann) Fernandez, Leo (Emily) Fernandez, Leroy (Evelyn) Fernandez, Dolores (Ed) Montoya, Andrew (Diane) DeHerrera, Isabel (Emery) Arellano, Juanita Salazar; two sisters, Linda Romero and Flora Santistevan; brother, Modesto (Lydia) Vigil; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Alfredo and Refugio Vigil; husbands, Avelino Joe Fernandez in 1959 and Salvador DeHerrera in 1993; daughter, Orfelia Salazar; son, Gilbert Fernandez; two brothers, Ernest Vigil and Joe Vigil; sister, Aurora Archuleta; and father who helped to raise her, Jake Grant. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the sacred Heart, Rev. Anthony A. Wojcinski, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2120 E. 7th St.

DeHerrera, Lupe Joe
Lupe Joe De Herrera - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1997 - Lupe Joe De Herrera passed away Sept. 10, 1997. Survived by his wife, Gravelita De Herrera, Pueblo, of the family home- sisters, Cruz Cordova, Denver, and Helen De Herrera, Pueblo. Also survived by one brother- in-law- three sisters-in-law- and several nieces and nephews. Mr. De Herrera was a retired musician who enjoyed playing his guitar and violin and was a member of St. Francis parish where services will be held. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at 2227 Pine.

DeHerrera, Manual Jesus Jr.
Manual Jesus DeHerrera Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2000 - Manuel Jesus DeHerrera Jr., 53, of Pueblo, departed this life Feb. 3, 2000. Born Sept. 26, 1946, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Sr. and Erlinda DeHerrera; and one brother, John Henry DeHerrera. Survived by brothers, John (Bernice) Garcia, John (Judy) DeHerrera, Tim (Marge) DeHerrera, Armando (Tina) DeHerrera, Larry (Mary Ann) DeHerrera and Ron (Connie) DeHerrera, all of Pueblo, and Tony (Janice) Verdugo and John E. (Michelle) DeHerrera, Arizona; sister, Sandra Stines DeHerrera, Pueblo; nephews, John H. DeHerrera Jr., Jose DeHerrera, Joey Stines, Ron DeHerrera Jr. and William Stines; nieces, Theresa DeHerrera, Lisa Blea, Ruby McNichols, Andrea Stines, Linda Stines; other numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family; and very special friend, Steve Kelly (Big Bird). Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Cremation. Relatives and friends will be received at 910 W. 12th.

DeHerrera, Manuel
Manuel DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Manuel DeHerrera went to be with our Lord on Sunday Dec. 26, 1999. He was born near Roy, N.M., on Jan. 1, 1914, to Lewis and Magdalena Sandoval DeHerrera. Manuel and Adela, his wife for 59 years, made their home in Ordway for more than 40 years. They have been residents of Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home for the past four years. Manuel worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 30 years and retired in 1972. He was a member of the VFW and served in World War II in the U.S. Army in Europe. He is survived by wife, Adela; and five daughters, Orly (Bud) Weber, Sara (Abe) Trimble, Pat (Ted) Bollin, all of Pueblo, Mary (John) Reber and Bette DeHerrera of Aurora; a stepdaughter, Ramona Archuleta of Las Vegas, N.M.; brothers Frank (Becky) DeHerrera and Abenicio DeHerrera, both of Clayton, N.M; one sister, Helen Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, David (Sherri) Weber, Dianne Alercon, Angela Lovato, Joe Lovato, Kirk (Stacey) Bollin, Lacey (Shad) Newbauer, Aline Koons, Athena Johnson, Tiffany Carillo, Jerry C. deBaca and Reuben C. deBaca. He had 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, his mother and father-in-law. The family wishes to thank Drs. Mike and Lori Moll, the nurses and caregivers at Colorado Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg for their great kindness and care they gave to our dad. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999 at 10 am at Griffy Funeral Home Chapel in Ordway, with Pastor Gregg Slaughter of Pueblo Christian Center officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Ordway. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Ordway.

DeHerrera, Margaret
Margaret DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1987 - Margaret DeHerrera, late of 716 E. River, passed away Nov. 19, 1987. Preceded in death by son, Epiphanio DeHerrera, in 1960. Survived by husband, Joseph DeHerrera; children Vera (Richard) Johnson, Theresa (Ray) Sena, Frances Quintana, Lucy (Victor) Archuleta and Carol DeHerrera, all of Pueblo, Dora Romero, Rose DeHerrera, Phil (Margaret) DeHerrera and Johnny DeHerrera, all of Walsenburg. Sister of Grace Douglas and Sophia VanPapp. Survived also by 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Monday and Rivera Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment at Aguilar Cemetery.

DeHerrera, Mary
Mary DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1986 - Mary DeHerrera, 70, late of 1120 Mahren and formerly of Walsenburg, died at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, July 24, 1986. Survived by husband, Cornelius DeHerrera, and children, Ricardo (Julie) DeHerrera of Pueblo; Charles O. "Chy" (Angie) DeHerrera of Colorado Springs; Joseph DeHerrera of New Orleans; Robert "Butch" (Rose) DeHerrera of Denver; Tommy (Ruby) DeHerrera of Pueblo; Patricia (Ken) Booker of Germany and Virginia Vensor of Pueblo. Preceded in death by son-in-law, Kenneth Vensor Sr. in 1983, and brother, Joe Escobedo in 1964. Two brothers, J. R. (Bernice) Garcia and Art Escobedo both of Pueblo; two sisters, Erlinda DeHerrera and Annie (Cass) Bustos, both of Pueblo, as well as 21 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter also survive. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Rivera Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at 1120 Mahren.

DeHerrera, Millie
Millie DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2005 - Millie DeHerrera, 73, was called safely home June 18, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 2, 1932, to Joe T. and Filomena Valdez, who preceded her in death; along with her loving husband, Max; sister, Rose Gomez; and brothers, Henry, Ray, and Bob Valdez. She is survived by her children, Shirley (Paul) Arriaga, Debbie (Bob) Gonzales of Lakewood, and Michelle DeHerrera; grandchildren, Carlos (Alicia), Ramon (Kristen), and Paula Arriaga, Nicole and Joe Gonzales; beautiful great-granddaughters, Isabella and Kai Arriaga. Also survived by special friend, Julius Trujillo; Rudy Finn who was like a "son;" sisters and brothers, Ernestine DeHerrera, Frances (Ross) Cruz, Flora (Ernie) Montana, Liz Tenorio, Eleanor Vialpando, Ben (Bernice) and Joe "Buff" Valdez; in-laws, Mary (Max) Jasper, Thelma (Ed) Romero, Richard (Becky) DeHerrera, Cora DeHerrera and Carl Gomez. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Altar Society and a volunteer at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Millie was considered a special gift to her family and friends, known for her smile, hugs, kisses, uplifting spirit, and positive attitude. Her family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Wilmer Perez and Dr. Ben Martinez. Memorial services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Family can be contacted at 45 A Glenroyal Drive.

DeHerrera, Olivia F.
Olivia F. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2006 - Olivia F. DeHerrera, born June 28, 1929, was called home to the Lord on March 18, 2006. Cremation at her request, with inurnment to be held in Walsenburg at a later date.

DeHerrera, Pedro
Pedro Deherrera - Huerfano World - October 13, 1910 - Died at North Veta, Colo., Sunday, October 9, 1910, Pedro Deherrera, age 18 years.

DeHerrera, Pete C.
Pete C. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2003 - Pete C. DeHerrera, 93, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Dec. 12, 2003. Born Dec. 2, 1910, in San Acacio, Colo. Preceded in death by two children, Mandy and Melvin DeHerrera; parents, Elfido and Pablita DeHerrera; two sisters, Salome DeHerrera and Emma Medina. Survived by his loving wife Maria Ida DeHerrera, Pueblo; daughters, Mildred (John) Valdez, Pueblo and Rose Marie Pacheco, Pueblo. He had nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Pius X Church. Celebrant, the Rev. Bill Huber. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall.

DeHerrera, Rose
Rose De Herrera - Huerfano World - January 24, 2002 - In Loving Memory of Rose De Herrera, sadly missed on your 46th birthday, January 25, 1956 - December 1, 2000. - Verse - Close friend Lorraine and family, son Rick and family, brothers and families, sisters and families.

DeHerrera, Viola J.
Viola J. DeHerrera - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1999 - Viola J. DeHerrera, 78, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 1, 1999. Born April 17, 1921, in Tucumcari, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Phillip DeHerrera- her parents, Juan and Emelia Jaramillo- one son, Ralph DeHerrera- daughter, Helen- two brothers, Ed and Norberto Jaramillo- and children, Loretta (Quetin) Montano, Frank (Margaret) Cordova, Lucinda (Gary) Gallegos, Steve (Ida) DeHerrera, Raymond (Linda) DeHerrera, Kenny (Brenda) DeHerrera and Eddie (Genevieve) Fierro, all of Denver, and Phillip (Sally) DeHerrera of Pueblo. Also survived by children of previous marriage, Pat Rivera, Felix, Virginia Cummins, Marie Leon, Charles, Ron, Juanita, Willie and Doloies Beoving, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Viola worked for Foster Grandparents in Pueblo and Senior Companions in Denver. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and making the best tortillas for her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at Chapel, Elder Reggie Martinez officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Dehn, Lois May
Lois May Dehn - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2003 - Lois May Dehn, 82, went to be with the Lord Oct. 14, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 31, 1921, in Texas Creek, Colo., to Carl and Mary Coffman; who preceded her along with her loving husband of 47 years, Carl August Dehn; grandsons, Lynn and Dale Ashmore; and brother, Charles "Bub" Coffman. Survived by her daughter, Carol (Tom) Romero; grandchildren, Renee (Tim) Hoskinson and Roberta (Eric) Dunham; and great-grandchildren, David, Phillip, Randi, Jonathan and Amanda. Also survived by her sister, Delores Goins; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Park Hill Baptist Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

DeHollander, Phyllis Faye
Phyllis Faye DeHollander - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2003 - Phyllis Faye DeHollander, 78, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2003. She retired in 1994 from the Pueblo Public Library after 20 years of service. After her retirement, Phyllis enjoyed working in the office of the First United Methodist Church. Phyllis is preceded in death by her brother, Glen Ray DeHollander; and her two sisters, Bernice Croner and Dorothy Hanten, both of Pueblo. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Marge DeHollander of Charleston, Ill.; nephews, Edward (Marian) Hanten and Daniel (Jeanne) Hanten, both of Pueblo, Glen Ronald (Ruth Ann) DeHollander of South Carolina, Gary Lee DeHollander, of Eugene, Ore.; numerous grand-nieces and -nephews; and two great-great-nephews. Phyllis will be missed by her family and friends. Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Phyllis's name to “Friends of the Library” through the funeral home.

DeHomee, Alphonso A.
Alphonso A. DeHomee - Wray Gazette - December 6, 1907 - Alphonso A. DeHomee, conductor of a switch train on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, was killed at Walsenburg November 25th by a rear end collision between his train and a freight train, being thrown against the engine of the freight train and dreadfully mangled. He was thirty nine years of age and married leaving a wife in Pueblo.



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