The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Deighton, George Harold
George Harold Deighton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1986 - George Harold Deighton, 83, late of Applewood Estates, Colorado City, passed away Dec. 22, 1986. Survived by his wife, Edythe of the family home; son, Walter Harold (Mary) Deighton, Bozeman, Mont.; brothers, Herbert (Mildred) Deighton, Longmont, Walter (Marian) Deighton, Reno, Nev., and Iner Deighton, Reno. Also survived by three grandchildren. Mr. Deighton was past master of Three Forks Lodge No. 73, AF&AM, Three Forks, Mont. A member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies and Bagdad Shrine Temple AAONMS, Butte, Mont. Charter member of the Greenhorn Valley Lodge No. 196 AF&AM Rye-Colorado City, Colorado City AARP, and he attended the Colorado City Community Church. Born March 31, 1903 in Meeker. Resident of Colorado City since 1977. He worked for the Portland Cement Co. in Trident, Mont., for 18 years and retired from Stauffer Chemical Co. of Butte, Mont., in 1968, where he was a chemist for 18 years. Proceeded in death by his parents, William and Alice Deighton; brother. Earl Deighton, British Columbia, Canada; and daughter, Sandra Lee. At his request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the Colorado City Community Church with Pastor Robert Daniels officiating. Masonic service by Lodge No. 196 AF&AM. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to the Al Kaly Crippled Children's Hospital, Pueblo; phone 544-0658.

Deines, J. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. H. Deines - Brownell (Kansas) Courier - June 26, 1909 - Mrs. J.H. Deines died at her home in Pueblo, Colorado, June 3, 1909. She had moved there about six months ago in hopes of recovering her health.

Deitchler, Vera
Vera Deitchler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2000 - Vera Deitchler passed away Sept. 1, 2000, in Pueblo. Vera was born June 22, 1912, near Hemingford, Neb. She and her husband, Harry, owned and operated United Rentals, which became A-1 Rentals, until selling the business and retiring in January 1973. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1997; four brothers; and one step-great-grandchild. Her survivors include her daughters, LaVora (Leo) Bates of Aurora, V. Marlene (Ken) Laursen of Keller, Texas; sister, Marcene Stewart of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The extended family also includes two step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Deitchler will lie in state from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in the First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford Ave. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Vera may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene Memorial Fund or to the Gideon's.

Deiter, Peter
Peter Deiter - Rocky Mountain News – September 17, 1911 – Bay Gordon is suspected in the death of Peter Deiter at Pueblo. Rocky Mountain News - September 17, 1911 - Peter Deiter at Pueblo, Colorado - Murder suspect Bay Gordon is charged with his murder. A man said to be Gordon was arrested in Oklahoma quite by chance and is being held for Pueblo authorities. William F. McCafferty, of Pueblo, while in an Oklahoma town last week, saw a man he thought was Gordon and had the fellow locked up. Two years ago Gordon came to Pueblo and met Deiter, who took a liking to the young man and employed him. Later Deiter was missed and was reported to have gone east for an extended trip. Gordon conducted a sale and disposed of much of Dieter's valuable livestock. He also secured money Deiter had deposited in a Pueblo bank. Gordon's anxiety to get rid of the livestock caused suspicion on him and an investigation revealed Deiter's body under a hay stack. A deputy sheriff will leave for Oklahoma to identify the man held here.

Dejak, William M.
William M. Dejak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2001 - William M. Dejak, 83, born March 28, 1918, passed away Nov. 8, 2001. Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Frances; sister, Frances; and brothers, Frank, Anthony and Joseph. Survived by cousins, Dorothy (Nick) Zakrasek and Carl Janezich. Nieces and nephews, Carol (Ken) Llewellyn, Pueblo, Mary Jane (Mike) Noakes, Littleton, Dr. Dorothy Ann Lindes, Hawaii, John (Beth) Zakrasek, Iowa, Mary Margaret (David) Randall, California; and numerous other nieces and nephews in California and Chicago, Ill. William served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and served as a staff sergeant in the Pacific Zone. He was an accomplished musician and photographer, and was a lifetime member of St. Mary Parish. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Prayer Garden. Pueblo Chieftain November 11, 2001 PLEASE NOTE, Survived also by cousins, William and Stephania Merhar. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Prayer Garden.

DeJoy, Frances Cecelia
Frances Cecelia DeJoy - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2000 - Frances Cecelia DeJoy was born in Pueblo, Colo., on July 25, 1913, and passed away March 25, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Newton J. DeJoy, to whom she was married for 51 years; parents, Anton and Mary Kochevar; sisters, Anna, Mary, Jennie, Rose and Catherine; and brother, Tony. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Nancy (Mike) Trontell, and granddaughters, Amanda and Becky. Also survived by sisters, Angela, Sophie and Christine, and sister-in-law, Christine Hren. Frances was a member of St. Mary's Church and enjoyed sewing, working in her yard, gardening, working at church functions and spending time with her family. Visitation, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Friends are invited to St. Mary Hall after interment.

DeJoy, Frank A.
Frank A. “Cheech” DeJoy - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2006 - Frank A. “Cheech” DeJoy, 78, born Oct. 2, 1927, passed away March 28, 2006. Preceded in death by his wife, Lena Mae; parents, Jack and Connie DeJoy; brother, Tom “Cat” DeJoy. Survived by his children, Frank G. (Jody) DeJoy and Martin G. DeJoy; beloved grandchildren, Jianna Lee, Tino, Lauren Lee DeJoy, Khela (Jess) Vazquez; great-granddaughter, Sophia Vazquez; sister, Lil (Tony) Hernez; several nieces, nephews and godchildren and special family, Mick and Jo Giarratano. He was a member of LaFamiglia. Cheech retired from the CF&I and owned and operated DeJoy's Restaurant and Lounge with his sons and daughter. He treasured the friendships he built throughout his life and held each one close to his heart. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, at Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

DeJoy, Jack Thomas
Jack Thomas DeJoy - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2000 - Jack Thomas DeJoy, 47, of Pueblo, went to be with Our Lord on Aug. 4, 2000. Born on April 1, 1953. Preceded in death by his father, Tom (Cat) DeJoy; grandparents, Jack and Connie DeJoy and Frank and Antonia Miklich. Jack is survived by his son, Hunter Thomas DeJoy; Hunter's mother, Mary Munoz; mother, Valerie DeJoy; brother, David (Kris) DeJoy; sister, Dena DeJoy; his aunt, Annie Miklich; and also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Throughout his life, Jack made many friends and will be deeply missed by all. During his humorous times he would introduce himself as Jacky Anchovy. Jack was part owner of Gaetano's Restaurant and with his style and grace turned regular patrons into special friends. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, 10 a.m. at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with Bishop Arthur Tafoya officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the Cathedral Church hall after the interment. Donations may be made to the Hunter Thomas DeJoy College Fund in care of the funeral home office.

DeKleva, Tony
Tony DeKleva – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Tony DeKleva is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Tony DeKleva: Austrian, age 27, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

DeKoevend, Walter
Walter "Dick" deKoevend - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2001 - Walter “Dick” deKoevend, 73, passed away Oct. 8, 2001. Survived by his wife, Jacqueline E. deKoevend; children, Derk R. (Laura) deKoevend of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Dean deKoevend of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Betty Elliott of Littleton, Colo., Loretto (Gus) Grosland and Georgie (John) Kincaid, both of Gunnison, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Mary Helen deKoevend and Gay deKoevend; grandchildren, Kieken Lee deKoevend, Kory Richard deKoevend; great-grandchild, Brooklynn Lee Melendy; numerous nieces and nephews. Born to Frederick and Mabel (née Jones) deKoevend on Dec. 1, 1927, in Littleton, Colo. Dick served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was the owner/operator of an excavating company and a member of American Legion. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

DeKrey, Arthur L.
Arthur L. "Art" DeKrey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1997 - Arthur L. Art" DeKrey, 68, of 319 N. Bent Ave., Las Animas, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1997, at his home. Memorial funeral services will be held on a date to be announced later. Family prefers memorials to the American Brain Tumor Association, Arkansas Valley Hospice, or the Presbyterian Church of Las Animas.

Dela, Joe
Joe Dela – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Joe Dela is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Joe Dela: Italian, 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.” Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

DeLaCruz, Evelyn
Evelyn DeLaCruz - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - Evelyn DeLaCruz, 75, went to be the Lord on Sept. 16, 2006, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emilia and Roberto Perez; sisters, Mary Apodaca and Mary Louise Perez; son and daughter, Bobby and Kathi DeLaCruz. She leaves to be cherished her most loving husband of 56 years, John, who loved and cared for her faithfully. She also leaves to celebrate her life her children, Claudia (Emilio Otero) DeLaCruz, Rick (Yolanda) DeLaCruz of Denver, Susan (Edward) Jacquez of Denver, Pedro Perez of Aurora; and daughter-in-law, Patty DeLaCruz; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Schill, Vanessa (Marci) Trujillo, John (RaeAnn) DeLaCruz, Evelyn DeLaCruz and Cisco Jacquez; her beloved great-grandchildren, Ava, Mia and Rio Schill, Damon and Tobin Martinez, Isaac Martinez; along with her four brothers, three sisters and a multitude of nieces, nephews and godchildren; special friends, Theresa Lamas, Comadre Rita Marquez, Ruth Baca, Candy Cabral and Marie Cordova. Evelyn was a lifelong member of St. Francis Parish and volunteered for the Helping Hands Program for many years. She will be remembered for her love of family, especially her great-grandchildren and fondly remembered for welcoming friends and family into her home for coffee and good conversation and many a hot meal. Evelyn will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The DeLaCruz family will receive friends at the Historic Zaragoza Hall following burial rites. In lieu of flowers, John DeLaCruz requests donations be made to Hospice House Pathways Bereavement Center. Special thanks to Dr. Roger Mann, Toni and Roxi RN's, Charity, CNA and also Eileen Boller for her patience and commitment. Pueblo Chieftain – September 22, 2006 - Please note time change: Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 611 Logan. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Historic Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

DeLaCruz, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret De La Cruz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 2000 - Mary Margaret De La Cruz, 59, of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2000, in Pueblo. She was born April 21, 1941, in Pueblo, Colo., to the late Cresencio Bravo and Mary (Cabello) Bravo, who resides in Pueblo. On March 10, 1972, in Colorado Springs, she married Albert De La Cruz, who survives in Pueblo. She is also survived by her two children, Deborah M. Powers and Lynette M. Arellano, both of Pueblo; three grandsons, Gabriel Arellano, Christian Arellano and Nathan Arellano-Martinez; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Hope; six sisters, Bertha Bravo, Mercedes (Esiquio Lozono), Nancy Bravo, Pauline (Anthony) Garcia, Susan Bravo, Tina (Billy) Martinez; 18 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, one niece and two nephews. Mrs. De La Cruz enjoyed sitting in the back yard watching her grandchildren play. She loved going to Cripple Creek. Mrs. De La Cruz had worked as a silk presser for Stoher Cleaners. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende. Visitation from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today and on Wednesday, July 26, 2000, from noon until 5 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel. Rosary on Wednesday, July 26, 2000, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

DeLancey, Clyde
Clyde “Dee” DeLancey - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 9, 1996 – Clyde “Dee” DeLancey, 63, who retired from the Army and the civil service, died Jan. 5, 1996, in Pueblo. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, 1130 Panorama Drive, with the Masonic Lodge 104 officiating. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Mr. DeLancey was born Nov. 12, 1932, in Martinsburg, W.Va., to Clyde H. and Helen (Barnhart) DeLancey. He was married Aug. 31, 1974, in Denver to Ann E. Corlett, who lives in Colorado Springs. Other survivors include a son, Clyde Eugene Jr. of Virginia; four daughters, Tina Resch, Cheryl Wood and Claudia Wheatley, all of Virginia, and Cindy Joos of Colorado Springs; two brothers, William of Maryland and Merle of Virginia; three sisters, Myrtle Marsh and Helen Jean Kerlin, both of Virginia, and Margaret Stephey of Pennsylvania; and nine grandchildren. Mr. DeLancey served in the military for 27 years and attained the rank of chief warrant officer in the Army. He received the Legion of Merit Award, Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star with an oak-leaf cluster. He had been a Colorado Springs resident since 1978 and was a member of various organizations, including Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Warrant Officers Association; Mount Vernon Lodge 219; and Al Kaly Shrine Temple, where he was active in the Flivvers and the Little T's. He volunteered with the Colorado Springs Police Department's Handicap Parking Enforcement Unit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital, Intermountain Unit, 356 N. Virginia St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84103-4399.

Delaney, Jack
Jack Delaney - Colorado Chieftain - November 27, 1873 - Jack Delaney, an unfortunate who has been ill at the O.K. restaurant for some time past, died yesterday. He was cared for by the city officials.

Delany, Jack
Jack Delany – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 27, 1873 – Jack Delany, an unfortunate who has been ill at the O. K. restaurant for some time past, died yesterday.  He was cared for by the city officials.

DeLap, Anna L.
Anna L. DeLap - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2000 - Anna L. DeLap passed away March 6, 2000. She would have been 95 on May 31. She was born in Leeds, England, to Alfred and Florrie Louisa (nee Booth) Brayshaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Welsey D. DeLap, Sr. on Jan. 31, 1996; stepson, Wesley D. DeLap, Jr.; and sister, Esther B. Fagerquist on Jan. 30, 1986. She is survived by step-grandchildren, Wesley David (Bonnie) DeLap of Newalk, Calif., Dennis Ray (Carol) DeLap of Pueblo, Kenneth Wayne (Elizabeth) DeLap of Pueblo and Denise Paige (John) Hartle of Liberal, Kan.; nieces, Winifred (Dave) Wheeler of Oregon City, Ore., Doris (Jim) Craddock of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Linda Tomkins of Pueblo; nephew, Clarence Hassler of Pueblo; 11 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great grandchildren. Anna was loved by friends and family alike. To Winnie and Doris she was always a very "Special Aunt." Anna received her naturalization papers of the U.S.A. on April 15, 1949, in Canon City, Colorado. She served as a volunteer at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center as a blue lady and worked in the gift shop for 32 years. She received special recognition in 1986 and was Volunteer Of The Year in 1990. She also received a Membership Award for being active in American Business Women's Association. Anna enjoyed attending First Baptist Church when she could. Anna's family would like to thank the staff of the Pavilion at the Pueblo Villa for the care they gave Anna. A special thank you to Linda Tomkins and Carol DeLap and their families for their care and special attention given to Anna. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 4 until 6 p.m. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Mountain View Cemetery (please enter the east Acero gates) with the Rev. Wayne Dvirnak officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice or Scope Ministries International, 700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City, Okla., 73107.

DeLap, Dennis Ray Sr.
Dennis Ray DeLap Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2004 - Dennis Ray DeLap Sr., 52, born June 16, 1952, passed away July 5, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Carol DeLap; son and best friend, Dennis DeLap Jr.; daughter, Nicole (Cody) Lockett; and granddaughter, Gwen. Also survived by his brothers, Wesley David (Bonnie) DeLap III, and Kenneth (Liz) DeLap; sister, Denise (John) Hartle; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Family Worship Center, 801 W. Fourth St.

DeLaTorre, Alice
Alice Munoz DeLaTorre - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2003 - Alice Munoz DeLaTorre, member of a prominent Pueblo pioneer family, passed away May 2, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Haze DeLaTorre; parents, Francisco A. and Louise P. Munoz; brothers, Richard and John Munoz; and sisters-in-law, Juvie, Lil and Yvonne. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Gloria Munoz, Sal (Lucy) Munoz, Alfred Munoz, Frank (Chris) Munoz, Ray (Jeanne) Munoz, Tommy (Nancy) Munoz, Tony (June) Munoz, Pauline (Richard) Juarez, Angelina (Frank) Verna and Sally (Mike) Apodaca; and by her sister-in-law, Dora Munoz. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and several cousins. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, where the funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. You may also read the obituary at www.mem.com.

DeLatorre, Joe A.
Joe A. DeLatorre - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2002 - Joe A. DeLatorre passed away March 22, 2002, at his residence in Aurora. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Dora in 1994. Joe was an army veteran of WWII, retired from CF&I Steel Mill and also owned the El Ray Bar. Survived by his children, Carl (Sue) DeLatorre of Las Vegas, Nev., Carol (Andy) Menenghini, Arvada, Colo., Richard (Patricia) DeLatorre, Aurora, Colo., Ron DeLatorre, Aurora; brother, Alfred (Maryjane) DeLatorre of Pueblo; and sister, Margaret (Frank) Hernandez of Pueblo. Also survived by eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He will be missed greatly by his family. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

DeLaTorre, Roman
Roman DeLaTorre - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1986 - Roman DeLaTorre was born Feb. 28, 1901. A longtime resident of Pueblo, he passed away June 26, 1986, after a lengthy illness. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1965. Survived by nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday July 2, at St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Paul Mendrick officiating. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation until 8 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, and at the church prior to the Mass.

DelaTorres, Conrad M.
Conrad M. DelaTorres - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2003 - Conrad M. DelaTorres departed this life on March 20, 2003. Conrad was born on March 7, 1984, in La Junta, Colo. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth (Art Pope) DelaTorres-Pope, Pueblo; father, David Romero, Crowley County; sister, Jessica DelaTorres; brothers, Ben, David DelaTorres, Pueblo; grandmother, Clara King, Ordway; nieces and nephews, Davina Carrillo, Xavier Lovato, Maclovia Carrillo, Damon DelaTorres, Benjamen (BJ) DelaTorres, Aracelie Ruiz; girlfriend, Daniella Sais, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Doss King; special friend, Frank Gonzales. Conrad attended Centennial High School and was employed by the Pueblo Chieftain. His pastime for many years was building, repairing, racing and jumping bikes. He loved eating his mother's enchiladas and hanging with his buds. Conrad was eagerly anticipating the birth of his new baby. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Viewing from 1 to 6 p.m. today, at Romero Chapel. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2003, Full Gospel Christian Assembly, 1101 E. Seventh St., Pueblo.

Delaurante, Alex
Alex Delaurante - Huerfano World - September 28, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1927: Alex Delaurante, 26, machine helper at Turner, was electrocuted in Utah Fuel Company's Calumet No. 1 coal mine.

Deldondo, Savereo (Mrs.)
Mrs. Savereo Deldondo - Wray Rattler - July 20, 1901 - Two terrible accidents occurred on the same day at Pueblo on the 10th instant, from attempting to start fires with kerosene oil Mrs. Francisco Vidman died at the Sisters' hospital and Mrs. Savereo Deldondo was taken to the Pueblo hospital in apparently a dying condition.

Delebar, Joseph
Joseph Delebar - Brandon Bell - August 13, 1915 - Find Body of Pioneer in Ditch - Pueblo - The Fowler search party headed by Charles Delebar, a son, found the body of Joseph Delebar, 81, Canon City pioneer, imbedded in the mud of Bessemer ditch, a mile below Devine, seven miles east of Pueblo. The aged man disappeared a week ago, and the condition of the body indicates that he fell into the water then.

DeLeon, Rose L.
Rose L. DeLeon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2002 - Rose L. DeLeon, 86, born Sept. 4, 1915, passed away Sept. 3, 2002. She is predeceased by her husband, James S. DeLeon; brothers, Trinidad, Joe, Simon and Joe Zats Luna; and sisters, Ramona Valadez and Mary Hernandez. Survived by her son, James S. DeLeon, Sacramento, Calif.; and grandchildren, Janice (Eric) Sargent, Camino, Calif., Lynne (Russell) Reisinger, San Clemente, Calif., and James Russell DeLeon of San Raphael, Calif. Also survived by four great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanor (Bernard) Vasquez; and numerous nieces and nephews. One of her hobbies was to collect spoons and figurines and she had an extensive collection. Rose enjoyed shopping and being with people. She made many friends everywhere she went, was known for her smile and caring manner and was loved by all who knew her. Rose was a special lady and will be missed by all. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Mount Carmel Church Hall following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Rose's memory.

DeLeon, Russell
Russell "Papa Roach" DeLeon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2001 - Russell "Papa Roach" DeLeon passed away after a lengthy illness Nov. 12, 2001. He is preceded in death by parents, Nicolas and Guadalupe DeLeon; and late wife, Judy Velasco-DeLeon; brother, James DeLeon; sister, Mary Torres; and son, Ernie Samora. Survived by loving wife of 35 years, Eva DeLeon; children, Ronnie (Linda) DeLeon, Judy Joyce (Art) Manzanarez, Evelyn Montez, Pat (Ted) Guerrero; grandchildren, Jodi, Dino, Robbie (Salem), Kim (Tom), Lisa, Ernie (Cherie), Jason, Sierra, Maggie (Jesus), Che, Kia, Nikki; great-grandchildren, Jory and Alyssa. Also survived by sister, Victoria Montelongo; brothers, Joe, Fred (Rose Mary), Nick (Pat) and Frank (Josie) DeLeon; sister-in-law, Rose DeLeon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Russell served his country as a part of the U.S. Army in WWII and received the Bronze Medal and WWII Victory Medal. He loved spending every spare moment with his family and friends. He enjoyed entertaining with a BBQ, picnic or just enjoying the outdoors. He had many hobbies that involved the outdoors and he was always up for an adventure. His love of music, dance, reading and learning is reflected in his children and grandchildren. He had a great passion for carpentry, a gift that he shared with his family and friends. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 145. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Recitation of the rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Special thanks to the dialysis unit, Dr. Wehling and her staff, Dr. Jim Stjernholm and the staff at St. Mary Corwin hospital and deepest appreciation to Pat, Ted, Ida and Marilyn. Contributions can be made in his name to the Pueblo Dialysis Unit in care of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

DeLeon, Steven A.
Steven A. DeLeon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1986 - Steven A. DeLeon, Denver, passed away Nov. 19, 1986. He was born in Pueblo, Aug. 17, 1949. Beloved son of Fred and Rose Mary DeLeon; brother of Elaine (Steve) Munoz, and Darren DeLeon; uncle of Jason Munoz; and many other relatives. Preceded in death by grandmother, Margaret Ortiviz. Memorial Mass noon today at St. Leander Catholic Church.

DeLeon, Tony L.
Tony L. DeLeon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 1999 - Tony L. DeLeon, 89, passed away April 8, 1999. Preceded in death by sisters, Rachel McCoy and Sarah Walters- and brother, Joe DeLeon. Survived by his sons, Ray (Joy) DeLeon of Los Angeles, and Richard DeLeon of Pueblo- grandson, Richard DeLeon Jr. of Pueblo- brothers, Doroteo DeLeon, Denver, and Tito DeLeon of Texas. Also survived by numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Mr. DeLeon was a member of St. Leander Parish and retired from the Pueblo Depot Activity after some 35 years of service. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Leander Church with interment to follow at the funeral home.

Delgado, Maria
Maria Delgado - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2004 - Maria Delgado, 84, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.

Delgado, Ruth
Ruth Delgado - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2006 - Ruth Delgado, 92, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Selso and Maria Reyes Roque; her husband, Eloy Delgado; brother, Ben Roque; and sister, Felicita Velasquez. She is survived by her children, Eloy (Donna) Delgado and Eugenia (Joe) Hernandez; sister, Jennie Alvarado; grandchildren, Benito (Janet) Delgado, Andrea Louis, Laura (Jerry) Griego, Diana (Ric) Hughes, Rosita (Terence) Washington, Gabriel (Andrea) Hernandez and Leanna (Mike) Yepez; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Viewing 1 to 7 p.m. Monday and Vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both services.

Dell, Johanne Lorraine
Johanne Lorraine (English) Dell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2002 - Johanne Lorraine (English) Dell, 54, born Aug. 22, 1947, in Culver City, Los Angeles, Calif., passed away Aug. 10, 2002. She is survived by her husband, William, of Pueblo West, Colo.; her mother, Marie I. English; two sisters of Salt Lake City; her brother of Martin City, Mont.; and her daughters, Liesl Marie (Dru) Mayle of San Diego, Calif., Kirsten Elaine (Shane) Abbott of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tonya Lynne (Ty) Cooper of South Weber, Gretchen Renee (Brian) Wardle of Layton, Elizabeth Anne (Stephen) Miller and Heidi Lorraine (Mickey) Smith of Riverdale, Aileen Nicole of Layton, and Rebecca Leigh of the family home; 22 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at the Outlook Building, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd., Pueblo, Colo. Funeral services and interment will be held on Aug. 16, 2002, at 11 a.m., Larkin Sunset Lawn Chapel, Salt Lake City, Utah. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Johanne's memory to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231-2100.

Della Fera, Mary R.
Mary Rickel Della Fera - Huerfano World - October 31, 2002 - Mary Rickel Della Fera, 83, passed away on Oct. 24, 2002 at the Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, CO. Formerly of Wilmington, DE, and Cape Coral, FL. Mary was born in Albany, NY, to Mae and Arthur G. Rickel on Aug. 4, 1919. Mary attended the University of Delaware (1937-1938), then Dunbarton College in Washington, D.C. (1938-1941) where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. While at Dunbarton College, she earned her pilot's license through a flight training program sponsored by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. After graduating from Dunbarton College, Mary worked in Wilmington as a high school chemistry teacher, and as a chemist at the DuPont Company. She served in the United States Navy (WAVES) from 1945-1946 as a meteorologist. After returning to Wilmington, DE, she became a Montessori teacher at Ursuline Academy until her retirement in 1979. Mary was an accomplished violinist, and in her youth was a member of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra under Edna Bradfield and the Philadelphia Youth Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. She also was a member of the DuPont Symphony Orchestra. An avid naturalist, she enjoyed camping, hiking, bicycling, geology, art, music and photography. In 1947 she married her husband of 46 years, Vincent W. Della Fera, who died in 1993. She is survived by four children, Vincent Jr. and wife Maggie, of Shawnee, PA, Joseph and wife Angela, of Pickens, SC, Mary Anne, of La Veta, CO, and Mary Lou, of Wilmington, DE; her brother, Brewster Rickel, of Boulder, CO; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Dellahanty, Pat
Pat Dellahanty - Huerfano World - April 4, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Pat Dellahanty and R.H. Weir were killed in the Pictou mine by a premature shot. [Editor's Note: Pat Dellehanty died March 28, 1902. Obituary is listed in Walsenburg World, April 3, 1902, Page 4.]

Delliquadri, Joseph Peter Jr.
Joseph Peter Delliquadri Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1987 - Joseph Delllquadri Jr., born Oct. 8, 1 945, in Pueblo, passed away. Sept. 12, 1987, in Reno, Nev. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Joe and Mary Delliquadri. Husband of Kathy Delliquadri and father of Troy, Danelle, and Denise Delliquadri, all of Reno, Nev. Brother of Rita May (Tom) McElwaine of Loveland. Nephew of Tony and Josephine Delliquadri, Florence Silvio, Mary and Carl Ingo, Angie and Frank Soldano, Lucy and Frank Collette, Lena and John Soldano, Esther Obrin, Flora Spinuzzi, John and Margaret Vecchio, Ben and Dolly Vecchio, Dorothy Cernac, and Anna Boitz. Survived also by several nieces and nephews and numerous cousins. Son-in-law of Frank and Josephine Vecchio of Pueblo. Brother-in-law of Charlene and Joe Cordo of La Junta. Grandson of Rose Vecchio. Funeral services were held Sept. 16, in Reno, Nev. Memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, Pueblo. The family will greet friends following the service at 36 Amherst.

Delliquadri, Josephine B.
Josephine B. Delliquadri - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2000 - Josephine B. Delliquadri, age 85, born Sept. 27, 1915, passed away Nov. 5, 2000. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Nicholas A. “Tony” Delliquadri; daughter, Kathy (Joseph) Patti Jr.; and sister, Rose Mary Mulay. Grandmother of Kurt (Kellie) Patti, Scott (Pris) Patti, Marc (Peg) Patti, and Jo Lyn (Tom) Jordan. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Ingo, Angelina Soldano, and Lucille Colletti; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Catherine Giarratano, and brother, Sam S. Giarratano. She was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary and the Elkettes. She loved to dance, cook, and spend time with her family. Viewing, Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary and funeral Mass, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, 10 a.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in her memory.

Delliquadri, Lena
Lena Delliquadri - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1987 - Lena Delliquadri, 3218 Todd St., 82, born Aug. 29, 1905, passed away Sept. 18, 1987. Beloved wife of Warren F. Delliquadri, who passed away Dec. 4, 1961. Mother of Loretta M. Moore and Arlene (Frank) Zabukovic, both of Pueblo; grandmother of Richard Moore, Denver, Gary Zabukovic and Leslie Zabukovic, both of Pueblo. Sister of Dora (Joe) Cacciavillani, Rudy (Lillian) Icabone, Trinidad; Frank (Evelyn) Icabone, Fort Collins; Anthony (Cynthia) Icabone, Pueblo. Also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Esther Delliquadri, Beulah Icabone, Margaret Delliquadri, Stanley (Hilda) Stupar, Naps (Delia) Delliquadri, Pardo (Velma) Delliquadri, Carmen (Wenda) Delliquadri, Orlando (Lucille) Delliquadri and Clarence (Mickey) Delliquadri; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brother, Al Icabone, and brother-in-law, Mike Delliquadri. Mrs. Delliquadri was a member of Shrine of St. Therese Parish, Blue Spruce Club and YWCA Senior Citizen Group. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday; rosary, 9:30 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's disease in care of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.

Delliquadri, Margaret
Margaret Delliquadri - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2004 -Margaret Delliquadri, 84, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away, July 20. She is survived by brothers, Orlando Delliquadri of Sacramento, Calif., and Dr. Clarence Delliquadri of Red Bluff, Calif.; brother-in-law, Stanley Stupar of Pueblo; niece, Arlene Zabokovic of Pueblo; and a nephew, Robert Stupar of Pueblo. Margaret was preceded in death by brothers, Warren, Napoleon, Mike, Pardo and Carmen Delliquadri; sisters, Esther Delliquadri and Hilda Stupar. Margaret served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Graveside service was 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Roselawn Cemetery with Father Thomas Hinni officiating.

Delliquadri, Nicholas A.
Nicholas A. “Tony” Delliquadri - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2001 - Nicholas A. "Tony" Delliquadri, age 86, born May 9, 1914, passed away April 19, 2001. Mr. Delliquadri is preceded in death by his parents, Sebastian and Rosina Delliquadri; wife of 62 years, Josephine; sisters, Caroline Catulli and Florence Silvio; and brothers, Joseph and Ralph Delliquadri. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Rose (Joseph) Patti; and grandchildren, Kurt Anthony (Kellie), Scott Joseph (Priscilla), Marc Alan (Peg) Patti and Jo Lyn (Tom) Jordan. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Justin, Anthony, Matthew, Megan, Nicholas, Chelsea, Cody, Samantha and R.J.; sisters, Mary (Carl) Ingo, Angelina Soldano and Lucille (Frank) Colletti; and sister-in-law, Rose Mulay; as well as numerous nieces and a nephew. Mr. Delliquadri retired from the CF&I Steel Corporation after 40 years of service. Viewing, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2001, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Mount Carmel Church in Tony's memory.

Delliquadri, Paolo
Paolo Delliquadri – Pueblo Chieftain – May 1, 1916 – The funeral of Paolo Delliquadri was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the late residence, 108 Summit street, and at 2 o'clock from Mt. Carmel church. Rev. Father Giglio conducted the services. The casket was completely covered with the many beautiful floral tributes and the long funeral cortege testified the esteem in which the deceased was held. Members of five lodges, Christofer Columbus, Fedelta Italiano, Proleltiva e Benefivenza, Monte Carmelo, Victor-Emanuel III and Indipendenza Siciliana, attended in a body and escorted the remains from the residence to the grave. The flower bearers were S. Antonio, L. Vannelli, E. Cuzzolini, P. Caracino, G. Russo and L. Todero; the pall bearers were G. Cirullo, D. Venuto, G. Venuto, D. Genovese, C. Guiseppe and A. Mastrolami. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co.

Dellman, Frank
Frank Dellman – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1901 – Frank Dellman, a telegraph operator for the Rio Grande, died in this city yesterday. His remains were taken to Padonia, Kas., escorted by his mother. The deceased was a member of the order of Railway Telegraphers.

DeLong, Clinton Eugene
Clinton Eugene DeLong - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Clinton Eugene DeLong, age 77, of Colorado Springs, died April 20 at Colorado Springs. Survived by wife, Erma DeLong; son, Joseph DeLong; and daughters, Becky Grasmick, Tricia Pepper and Dianna Sopko. Graveside memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, at Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Delong, Erma
Erma Delong - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 25, 2006 - Erma Delong, 82, passed away on Nov. 19, in Pueblo. She had many friends in the Springs area and was a longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi locally. Graveside service will be private at a later date. Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2006 - Erma K. DeLong, 82, passed away Nov. 19, 2006. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

DeLong, Theo Harriett
Theo Harriett DeLong - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Theo Harriett DeLong, late of Pueblo, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by her daughter, Virginia (Alvin) Goldsberry, Pueblo; five grandchildren, Bill Goldsberry, Denver, Joyce (Ray) Lukes, Protivin, Iowa, Carl Goldsberry, Carolyn (Dave) Plymell and Linda (Gary) Shaufler, all of Pueblo. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, all of Protivin, and three nieces. Mrs. DeLong attended Parkhill Baptist Church. Born Nov. 1, 1906, in Pueblo, and a lifetime resident. Employed as a custodian for Mountain Bell Telephone Co. from 1940 to 1964. Preceded in death by her husband, William A. DeLong, Dec. 25, 1949, and son, George DeLong. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, with Dr. Charles Whitmer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Pueblo County Unit, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81004, direct or through the funeral home office. The family respectfully requests no food.

DeLorenzo, Michael A.
Michael A. DeLorenzo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1986 - Michael A. DeLorenzo, 66, passed away Nov. 10, 1986. Mass at 10:30 a.m. today, La Junta Catholic Church, Father Tom Scheets officiating. Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

Delsa, Joseph Angel
Joseph Angel DeIsla - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1999 - Joseph Angel DeIsla was born March 17, 1930, in Pueblo. He was a retired custodian. He graduated from Centennial High School. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and received a Purple Heart. "Grandpa Joe" was very fond of his grandchildren and would even give them a dollar for each home run they would hit during their little league games. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening. "Grandpa Joe" had a wonderful sense of humor and would always make us laugh. Survived by his children, Dennis (Laura) Delsa, Greg Archuleta, Sharon Adame; a sister, Mary Medina; grandchildren, Jolene, Ernestro, Dennis, Theresa, Angel, Raymond and Greg Jr.; five great-grandchildren; special friends, Fabiola Marquez, Elsie Archuleta, other relatives and friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 6 p.m., Sunday, noon until 4 p.m. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. Cremation to follow. Full military honors outside the church by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room following the service.

Deltondo, Quiendon John Jr.
Quiendon John "JeJe" Deltondo Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2004 - Quiendon John "JeJe" Deltondo Jr., 65, born March 12, 1939, passed away June 6, 2004. Survived by his mother, Mary Deltondo; sisters, Norma (Ron) Corwin and Linda Smith; half sister, Cindy Deltondo; and half brother, Michael Deltondo. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Fred Valdez, Toni (Timothy DeLeon) Valdez, Mark (Rhiannon) Kooy and Jennifer Kooy; and great-nieces and -nephews, Jason, Jared, Jacob, Matthew and Megan Valdez, and Dante and Christian Quiendon Kooy. Preceded in death by his father, Quiendon J. Deltondo; grandparents, Pasquale and Concetta Cattuli and Tony and Miketa Deltondo; and special nephew, Frank Thomas Valdez. John retired from the Dana Corp. with 36 years of service. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145. He enjoyed fishing, football and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home office.

Deltonto, Irene
Irene Deltonto - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1986 - Irene Deltonto, Feb. 16, 1986. Sister of Floyd (Marie) Deltonto, Pueblo, Mildred (Pete) Flynn, San Jose, Calif., and Mielda Menichelli, Redwood City, Calif. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers, Mike, Sam, and John Deltonto. She retired from the housekeeping branch of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Member of St. Joseph parish. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food gifts. The family will receive friends at 24227 Gale Road.

DeLuca, Frances M.
Frances M. DeLuca - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1997 - Frances M. DeLuca, 85, of Blende, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles- and parents, Frank and Louise Vence. She and husband, Charlie, owned and operated the Silver Moon Restaurant and Nightclub and the Blende Liquor Store for many years. Frances will be well remembered for her cooking and entertaining ability. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Mary) DeLuca Jr. of Pueblo and Raymond (Barbara) DeLuca of Littleton. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Luanne Irvine, Chip (Debbie) DeLuca, Shawn (Erik) Barola, Amy DeLuca and Clare (Conrad) Orndoff of Pueblo, Tom DeLuca and Raymond (LeAnn) DeLuca Jr. of Colorado Springs and Noelle (John) DeLuca-Ledbetter of Englewood- and 17 great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by all of her special care-givers, especially Josephine Garcia and Shirley Ambriz. Mrs. DeLuca was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Blende and the Ladies Fidelity Lodge No. 56. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today. Rosary at 7 p.m. today. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services will be held at St. Joseph Church, 1145 Aspen, with the Rev. Father Richard Becker as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be greeted at St. Joseph Church Hall following the entombment.

DeLuca, Jennie
Jennie DeLuca - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1986 - Mrs. Jennie DeLuca, Dec. 6, 1986. Wife of Virginio Arduini, who died in 1939, and Victor DeLuca, who died in 1959. Preceded in death by two sons, Merlin Arduini (Dec. 22, 1982) and Orlando Arduini (1938). Mother-in-law of Mrs. Jane Giadone Arduini of Pueblo. Grandmother of Martha Arduini Hatfield and Merlin V. (Virginia) Arduini of Pueblo. Great-grandmother of John Paul Hatfield and Maria, Sam, Paula and David Arduini, all of Pueblo. Sister of Maria and Olivia Zarlinga of Italy, Millie (Alfonso) DeCiacco, Springfield, Mass., and Pasquale (Rose) Delli Fraine of Quebec, Canada. Preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine (Dominic) DeCiacco and Angelina Delli Franie. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. DeLuca was an honorary member of Third Order of St. Francis, Mother Cabrini, member of Fidelity Lodge 56 and Sacred Heart parish. Mass of Christian Burial, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Recitation of the rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends will be received by Mrs. Jane Arduini at 801 W. 16th.

DeLuca, Paul E.
Paul E. De Luca - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2005 - Paul E. De Luca, 41, passed away Feb. 14, 2005. Survived by his mother, Natalie De Luca of Pueblo; sisters, Anne (Jay) Batzner of Plymouth, Wis., and Carole (Paul) Wolf of Colorado Springs; niece, Emily Wolf; numerous aunts and uncles; special friends, Duffy (Nanette) Britt of Pueblo; and pets, Ellie and Lucy. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph De Luca. Paul was born May 22, 1963, in Pueblo. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1981 and continued to be a Centennial Bulldog football fan. There will be no viewing. Rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass 1:30 p.m. Thursday; both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cathedral Educational Fund through the funeral home.

DeLuca, Robert A.
Robert A. DeLuca - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2005 - Robert A. DeLuca, 83, life-long resident of Pueblo, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; son, Gary DeLuca; and brother, John A. DeLuca. Robert was born Sept. 26, 1921, to Catherine and Pete DeLuca. He is survived by his sister, Emma (Frank) Marascola; brother, Jim (Shirley) DeLuca; sister-in-law, Lucile DeLuca; nephew, John (Debbie) DeLuca; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Robert completed a tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, serving as a photographer in the United States and overseas. He owned and operated Pete's Fruit Market in Blende and years later sold his store and worked as the department produce manager at So-Lo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

DeLuna, Clemencia
Clemencia DeLuna - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1987 - Clemencia DeLuna. Services, St. Leander Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn.

Deluna, Estella
Estelle DeLuna - Denver Post - September 12, 1994 - Estelle DeLuna, Dancer, Actress, 81 - Estelle DeLuna of Denver, a dancer and actress, died Aug. 27 at home. She was 81. A private service and interment was Aug. 29 in Trinidad. She was born Feb. 2, 1913, in Hastings. DeLuna owned and operated the DeLuna School of Dance in Trinidad. She was a member of Jehovah Witnesses and the Highland Senior Center. Survivors include two daughters, Jan DeLuna, Denver, and Betty Dell'Osa, El Paso, Texas; two brothers, David and Fidel DeLuna, Denver; a sister, Celia Wilkins, Walsenburg; and numerous grandchildren.

DeLuna, Jimmy Santos
Jimmy Santos DeLuna - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Jimmy Santos DeLuna, 64, passed away Aug. 1, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda; and his parents, Santiago and Clemencia DeLuna. Visitation will begin 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., both services at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Roselawn Cemetery.

Delvan, Martha
Martha Delvan - Wray Rattler - November 08, 1917 - Woman's Legs Cut Off by Locomotive - Mrs. Martha Delvan, 40, was knocked down and run over by a Santa Fe switch engine at Fourth Street and perhaps fatally injured. Both of her legs were severed just below the knees.

Delvasto, Grace J.
Grace J. (Aldred) Delvasto - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1986 - Grace J. (Aldred) Delvasto, Denver, died Jan. 18,1986. Wife of the late Louis Delvasto; mother of Barbara Delvasto and Patrick Fagan, both of Denver; sister of Edna Sternar and Josephine McGuin, both of Pueblo, Sam Aldred, Benicia, Calif.; grandmother of Patricia Johnson, Raymond Booker, and Janet Robles; great grandmother of David James Johnson, and Stephanie Robles; also survived by numerous other relatives. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, McConaty's Boulevard Mortuary, 3020 Federal Blvd., to Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Delvin, Callie
Callie Delvin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 1986 - Callie Delvin, March 8, 1986. Wife of William Delvin, who passed away May 1963. Sister of Blanche Rudd, Pueblo. Member of Neighbors of Woodcraft, VFW Post 61 (Auxiliary) and Pueblo Aerie 145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE). Service, 1 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit flowers.

Dely, Alex
Alex Dely – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Alex Dely is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Alex Dely: Greek, age 30, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

DeMarco, Frank
Frank "Bull" DeMarco - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2001 - Frank DeMarco, known to his friends and family as "Bull," passed away Sept. 19, 2001. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Mortimer, also known to her friends and family as "Pat"; his son, Frank S. DeMarco; his sister, Mary Danna; and brother, Charles DeMarco. Survived by his brothers, Russell DeMarco, Philip DeMarco; sons, Philip E. DeMarco and his wife, Gloria A., Dan DeMarco; four grandchildren, Scott, Susan, Rosalind and Alexander; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Jim, Nina (deceased), Phillip, Mary Jo, Russell, Patty, Josephine, Rosalind, Jo Marilyn, George, Mike and Patty. Frank was an active member of the business community and enjoyed his work. He was a loving father and husband and will be missed by all. He will lie in state from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn, with a reception to follow at Roselawn's Reception Hall.

DeMarco, Jean W.
Jean W. De Marco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2001 - Jean W. De Marco, 77, passed away Oct. 13, 2001. Survived by her husband, Phil De Marco of the family home; children, George (Carla) De Marco, Joplin, Mo., Michael (Suzie) De Marco, Tulsa, Okla.., and Patsy (Rodger) Harper, Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Pearl (Al) Winter, Erma (John) Mara, Mary Ellen Lumly, Betty Jo (Milton) Burton, and Martha Holladay; grandchildren, Doug (Dori) De Marco, Suzanne (Carl) Martin, Julynn (Joe) De Marco, Tim (Brenda) Davi, Tonya (Bill) Bradow, Brian (Chanda) Chatham, Darin Harper, Brian (Kari) Harper and Tami (Matt) Mackey; great-grandchildren, Kristen, Zachary, Taylor, Laura, Traci, Victoria, Morgan, Alexander, Sawyer, Mason and Logan; numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Betty Mahan. Predeceased by her parents, Evalena and George Holladay; and brother, Kenneth Holladay. Jean was born May 4, 1924, in Deep Water, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Jean and Phil owned and operated restaurants and Jean later worked for Patti's Restaurant. She was a member of the Navy Mothers Club. She will lie in state at the funeral home Monday from noon until 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Street, with the Rev. Deborah Kehle Como officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Demarco, John and Christina
John S. DeMarco and Christina Sforza DeMarco - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2002 - John S. DeMarco and Christina Sforza DeMarco, as they went through life hand in hand so be it in death, born on the same day April 13, perished on Sept. 11, as a result of an auto accident coming home from their beloved Cripple Creek. Survived by children, Lenny (Sheila) DeMarco, John H. DeMarco; daughter-in-law, Evelyn DeMarco; grandchildren, Chad (Michelle), Brady DeMarco, Bethany, Brian DeMarco, Fred, Kylee Ezell; brothers and sisters, Pat (Mike) Paskas, Jim (Kitty) DeMarco, Harry (Angelina Sforza) DeMarco of New Jersey; special nieces and nephews, John (Shirley) Tucci of Pueblo, Jean Lundgren of California and Harold (Inki) Adonis of Colorado Springs. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in their memory.

DeMarco, Russell F.
Russell F. DeMarco - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2002 - Russell F. DeMarco, 97, born July 10, 1905, passed away Aug. 3, 2002. Predeceased by wife, Mary, in 1996; siblings, Mamie DeSalvo, Mary Danna, Charles and Frank DeMarco. Survived by children, Josephine (Michael) Giarratano, Pueblo, Patti (Mike) Schwab, Canon City, Rosalyn (Charles) Holman, Pueblo, and Russell (Alice) DeMarco, Brenham, Texas; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Phil DeMarco; special nephew, Jim Danna; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

DeMarco, Sarah Annette
Sarah Annette DeMarco - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2001 - Age 92, passed away March 18, 2001. Mrs. DeMarco is preceded in death by her husband, Charles DeMarco; and grandson, Jeffrey David Wilton. She is survived by her daughter, Josephine Bieker; grandchildren, Philip Charles Bieker, Joni K. Wilton and Susan Lee (Chet) Turner; and great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Allen Bieker, Crystal Bieker, Jeffrey David Wilton and Regina Marie Wilton. Also survived by her sisters, Rose Scarpulla and Elizabeth (Milan) Savage; special nieces, Marilyn and Caroline Glaubenskee; and special nephew, Robert Smith; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Visitation, Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 11 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Demarest-Kahley, Kathleen Ann
Kathleen Ann Weikel Demarest-Kahley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2004 - Kathleen Ann Weikel Demarest-Kahley, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 12, 2004. Survived by her husband, Frank R. Kahley; children, Wendy (Michael) Baca, Mary Demarest, Michele Demarest, Erin (Mike Shipley) Demarest, Frank Demarest and John Kahley; granddaughter, Alyssa Proffer; niece, Kim (Michael Schlosky) Ackerman; nephews, Thomas Weikel and James Weikel; great-nephews, Joseph Hummer and Landon Weikel; and great-nieces, Elizabeth Hummer, Ghretta Schlosky and Alleson Schlosky; and numerous friends. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Marian Weikel; and brother, Jack Weikel. Born June 1, 1953, in Plainfield, N.J. Kathleen enjoyed being with family and friends. She was a generous soul and will be missed by all whom she touched. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Christopher Kellogg officiating. Those who desire, may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

DeMark, Amelia
Amelia DeMark - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2003 - Amelia DeMark, 89, born Sept. 24, 1913, passed away Aug. 14, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, John DeMark; brothers, Tony, Frank and Joe Taccolone; and sisters, Carmella Petro, Dina Fermelia, Rose Scarpelli and Antoinette Marino. She is survived by her daughter, Antoniette Grabar; sister, Julia (Fred) Granato; grandchildren, Leanne and Christine Grabar and Michelle Demyan; and great-grandchildren, Joey and Ashley Demyan, all of Phoenix, Ariz., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Amelia was a market analyst for a watch company in New York City from 1954 to 1980. She was an active volunteer for the SRDA and was a member of the Christian Women at St. Joseph Parish. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Special thanks to the staff of Pueblo Extended Care and also to Dr. Jim Stjernholm. In lieu of food, donations may be made to St. Joseph Church in her memory.

DeMark, John
John DeMark - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2000 - John DeMark, age 90, passed away Aug. 10, 2000. He was born Aug. 10, 1910, in Morley, Colo., to Bernard and Antoniette DeMark. Mr. DeMark is survived by his wife, Amelia DeMark; and daughter, Antoniette (Carl) Grabar. Grandfather of Leanne and Christine Grabar and Michelle Demyan. Great- grandfather of Joey and Ashley Demyan. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Julia (Fred) Granato; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. John was a building superintendent for Donald Trump on a New York project in the early 1970s. He came to Pueblo to be nearer to family. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and St. Joseph Church parish, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family requests the omission of food and flowers.

DeMartine, Gertrude Myrtle
Gertrude Myrtle DeMartine - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2001- Age 93, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, departed this life Jan. 29, 2001, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. A Pueblo resident for the past 57 years, Mrs. DeMartine was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Aguilar. She married Albert DeMartine on Oct. 1, 1923, in Raton, N.M. Before her illness, Mrs. DeMartine was very active in community affairs. A former member of VFW Women's Auxiliary, Ladies of the Moose, charter member of Club Latino Benefico Americano, charter member of the Kateri Society, Navy Mothers Auxiliary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society (Carmelitas), Our Lady of Guadalupe Society (Guadalupanas), Club Recreativo y Preteccion Mutua, Women's Betterment Club, the Friendship Club, the Salt Creek Senior Citizens Club, Damas Unidas Club and the Territorial Daughters of Colorado. She and her beloved Albert were very active in all the functions and attended every banquet dance. They were known to "cut a rug." Albert precedes her in death, Oct. 28, 1978; as do her parents, Martin and Bernice (Garcia) Gayhart; three brothers, Martin John, Harry and Lloyd Gayhart; two daughters, Gertrude "Sissy" Boddy and Alberta Boddy; and granddaughter, Stephanie M. Paintin. Survived by her children, Anthony (Beverly) DeMartine and Marie Deloras Woodson, all of Pueblo, Conrad Orlando (Linda) DeMartine, Cheyenne, Wyo., Patrick (Annette) DeMartine, Littleton, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, to include godson, Frankie "Ahijado" Hernandez. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John J. Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment beside her beloved Albert at St. Mary's South cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, donations to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society, c/o 421 Clark St., Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

DeMeritt, Annette Kathryne
Annette Kathryne DeMeritt - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 15, 2009 - February 17, 1946 - February 11, 2009 Annette Kathryne DeMeritt passed away peacefully, February 11, 2009 at her home in Old Broadmoor, Colorado Springs. She was born February 17, 1946 in Pueblo, Colorado to Charlotte A. Strieby and Ramon Thurston DeMeritt. Although Annette was never married she is survived by family and friends, her cousin Jane Ann Eckenrode of Johnstown, Colorado, Chuck Eckenrode of Johnstown, Colorado and Reagan Levinson of Bellingham, Washington. Macie, Frank and Truman Chadwick of Colorado Springs and Diane Bruxvoort of Houston, Texas. Annette was a Master Librarian for the Houston Public Libraries; she was deeply committed to sharing her love of literature with many, many children over the course of her 30 year career. Annette received her BA from Colorado State University and her Masters in Library Sciences from Denver University. Annette touched so many lives with her boundless loyalty and a generosity of heart that a few special people possess. She was dearly loved and respected, she will be missed by those she left behind but kept in their hearts- ALWAYS! A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm at the Swan Law Funeral Directors Chapel, 501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs. The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Colorado Springs Humane Society or Rocky Mountain PBS.

Demicell, Albert Donald
Albert Donald Demicell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2004 - Albert Donald Demicell died Oct. 27, 2004 at home after a lengthy illness. Born July 13, 1915 in Canon City, CO to Peter and Antionette (DeVivier) Demicell. Albert was an electrician for the CF&I Steel for 37 years, retiring in 1977. He worked a straight 30 years with no lost time for sickness. During World War II he was often called out to the plant as only one of two linemen who could keep the equipment operating to produce shells for the war effort. Albert was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to travel and was quiet the historian. He is survived by Daughter: Kathleen Stines, Sons: Albert Jr. (Barbara) and Kim D. (Judy) Demicell, all from Pueblo. Eight Grandchildren, fourteen Great Grandchildren and three Great Great Grandchildren, his twin brother Alfred Demicell of Oakland, CA., numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, thirteen brothers and sisters, the mother of his children Dorothy Phillips whom he married in 1936 and second wife Flo Moore. Viewing: Thurs., Oct. 28, 5pm- 8pm at Holt Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, CO. Graveside services will be Fri. Oct. 29 at 1pm at Lake Side Cemetery, 9th and Elm, Canon City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Canon City Hospice through the funeral home.

Demicell, Dorothy
Dorothy Demicell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2001 - Dorothy Demicell, 83, passed away Sept. 14, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving parents, John and Rose Phillips; sister, Donna; brothers, Kenneth, Bill and Jack. Survived by children, Kathleen Stines, Albert D. (Barbara) Demicell Jr., Kim D. (Judy) Demicell; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and former husband and friend, Albert Demicell Sr. Throughout her life, Dorothy entertained herself with many hobbies. From cards, puzzles and board games to reading, fishing and collecting arrowheads, she was always living life to its fullest. Each year for the State Fair, she would enter her famous caramel candy recipe. Dorothy was a native of Florence, Colo., and came from a long line of Colorado pioneers. In lieu of food and flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Pueblo County 4-H Club. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Sept. 18, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at the New Hope Cemetery of Wetmore, Colo.

Deming, Effie
Effie Deming – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 5, 1879 – Effie, the youngest daughter of Mr. L. Deming, died yesterday of the measles.  The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.  The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence, to which the friends of the family are invited to attend.

Deming, Wendy Anne
Wendy Anne Deming - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2004 - Wendy Anne Deming, 35, born Jan. 20, 1968, passed away Dec. 31, 2003. Survived by her mother, Kathleen Deming; father, Ronald (Jennifer) Deming; and grandmother, Hope Deming. Wendy graduated from the University of Southern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1990, and received a master's degree in psychology from Chapman University in Colorado Springs in 1995. She worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Cremation, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Child Advocacy Center or to a charity of the donor's choice in Wendy's memory.

Demoulin, Susan
Susan Demoulin - Huerfano World – June 1, 2006 – Susan Carroll Bateman Demoulin, 58, died at Twin Oaks Nursing Home in LaPlace, LA, of cancer (May 31, 2006). Visitation at Maranatha Church of God, Baton Rouge, LA, Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. till service at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Ted Long. Cremation following service. Survived by former husband, Henry Glenn Demoulin, Baton Rouge, LA; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle “Shelly” Demoulin Lemoine and husband Scott of LaPlace, LA; son, Jason J. Demoulin, Aurora; mother, Mary Eleanor Louderbac McIntyre, Walsenburg; sister and brother-in-law, Donna Bateman Powell and husband Roger of Harleysville, PA; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Marie Lemoine, Brandon Paul Lemoine, Nicholas Jordan Lemoine and Courtney Elizabeth Lemoine. Preceded in death by father, James Jason Bateman. Memorial donations may be made for funeral expenses to Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., P. O. Box 287, Clinton, LA 70722.

Dempsey, Leonard Thomas
Leonard Thomas Dempsey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1987 - Leonard Thomas Dempsey died July 20, 1987. Survived by sons, Joe and Mike Dempsey; daughters, Kay Berdele and Rayann Sellers; eight grandchildren; brothers, Jack, Joe and Jimmy; sisters, Naomie Demchak, Mary Dempsey, Frances Barber, Dorothy Cooper, Sarah Puckett. Born in Paris, Texas. He was a farmer and truck driver. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 1987, at the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with Father Thomas Hickey officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Dempsey, Mellie
Mellie "Jolly" Dempsey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Mellie Jolly" Dempsey, 86, passed away Oct. 5, 1998. Funeral services, 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 5 until 8 p.m. today and until the service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Dempsey, William F.
William F. Dempsey - Wray Rattler - February 11, 1915 - Miner Crushed to Death - Cripple Creek – William F. Dempsey, fifty-six years old, was crushed to death under a two-ton boulder in the Last Dollar mine. He leaves a widow and three children, who live in Pueblo.

Demshki, Irma E.
Irma E. Demshki - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2000 - Irma E. Demshki, passed away May 16, 2000, in Portland, Ore. Irma was born April 2, 1922, in Canon City, Colo., the only child of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Moore. Irma spent most of her life and raised her three children in Pueblo before moving to Portland nearly 10 years ago. She spent several years helping people as a physical therapist in Georgia during the polio epidemic and was later employed as a physical therapist while working in Pueblo. Irma is survived by her three sons, Drew Demshki, Tom (Diane) Demshki, and Mike (Molly) Demshki, and one grandchild. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2000, in the Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.

Demuth, Dale Edward
Dale Edward Demuth - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1986 - Dale Edward Demuth, Dec. 12, 1986, of Walsenburg. Husband of Mrs. Wanda G. Demuth of Walsenburg; father of Sherri (Harry) Dame, Kent, Wash.; and Gary (Maureen) Demuth. Gunnison; grandfather of Kathleen Dale Dame and Stephanie Leigh Demuth. Brother of Robert (Dorothy) Demuth of Indianapolis, Ind.; John (Iris) Demuth of Logan, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Huerfano County Library.

Demuth, Wanda
Wanda Demuth – Huerfano World - March 23, 2006 – Wanda Geraldine Hulse was born to Gerald F. Hulse and Elizabeth Scott Hulse on Nov. 2, 1922. She graduated from Stockton High School in 1940. Her family moved to Logan, KS where she worked for D. G. Hansen and in 1946 she married “local boy” Dale E. Demuth. Shortly thereafter they moved to Wichita where their two children were born. In 1954, they purchased Bard Gas & Appliance and moved to Walsenburg. Mrs. Demuth worked for the Huerfano World as well as the Huerfano County School District. In 1999 she moved to Kent, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Wendell and Morris Hulse, and in 1986 by her husband of 40 years, Dale Demuth. She is survived by her sister Patricia Jansonius of Stockton, KS; her son Gary (Maureen) Demuth of Gunnison; her daughter Sherri (Harry) Dame of Kent, WA; and granddaughters Stephanie Demuth, Laurel Demuth and Kathleen Dame. Mrs. Demuth will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, sweet disposition, her compassion and her graciousness; she was truly a lady. She will be greatly missed by all of us who loved her. Private family services will be held at a later date in Logan, KS. [Editor's Note: SSDI indicates Wanda Demuth, born 3 Nov 1922, died 8 Mar 2006, Kent, King, Washington.]



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