The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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DeNardo, Louis
Louis DeNardo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2000 - Louis DeNardo, 84, passed away Aug. 7, 2000. Louis was born to Nick Joseph and Pauline (nee Silvio) DeNardo on Dec. 28, 1915, in Pueblo, Colo. Louis married Mary Antonette DeGrado on Jan. 22, 1937. They have one son, Nick (Alice) DeNardo; granddaughters, Jolene DeNardo and Roxann DeNardo Duncan, both of Denver; step-grandchildren, Rick, Deb and Curt Vawter, all of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Rachelle, Marcus, Michael and Reighann Duncan, all of Denver; and step-great-grandchildren, Jacob and John Paul Campbell, Mallori, Casey and Adam Vawter, all of Pueblo. Also survived by his brother, John (Mary Eva) DeNardo of Pueblo; sister, Virginia (Ray) Plowman of Arizona; brother-in-law, Russel Pantleo of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Ann Martinelli of California and JoAnn Lenzini of Denver; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sam; and sisters, Mary Fisher and Mayme DeGrado. Louis retired from CF&I in 1976 after 39 years of service. He was a member of Local 2102 Retired Steelworkers, Eagles Aerie No. 145, B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90 and La Familia Italiana. After his retirement, he enjoyed tending his yard, going fishing and gambling trips with his family. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 7 p.m. today with the family receiving friends and relatives from 4 until 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Our Lady Of The Assumption, 900 E. Routt, with Rev. Father Edward Pettit as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and asks that donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Louis' name through the funeral home.

DeNardo, Mary Antoinette
Mary Antoinette De Nardo (nee De Grado) - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2001 - Mary Antoinette De Nardo (nee De Grado) passed away June 7, 2001. Mary was born to Carl and Angelina De Grado (nee Cirullo) on June 5, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo. Mary married Louis De Nardo on Jan. 22, 1937. They have one son, Nick (Alice) De Nardo; granddaughters, Jolene De Nardo and Roxann De Nardo-Duncan, both of Denver; step-grandchildren, Rick, Deb and Curt Vawter and Annie, of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Rachelle, Marcus, Michael and Reighann Duncan of Denver; step-great-grandchildren, Jacob and John-Paul Campbell, Mallore, Casey and Adam Vawter, of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Ann Martinelle of California, Mary Eva (John) De Nardo of Pueblo and Jo Ann Lenzini of Denver; sister-in-law, Virginia (Ray) Plowman of Phoenix; brother-in-law, Russel Pantleo of Pueblo; special nephew and nieces, Sam De Nardo and Debbie De Nardo-Been, Sherry and Vickie Plowman; numerous other nephews, nieces and other relatives. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Louis, on Aug. 7, 2000; her parents; and stepmother, Josephine De Grado; brother, Fidel; sisters, Mamie Cordo, Ann Bongirno and Bessie Pantleo. Mary was a member of Eagles Auxiliary No. 145 and La Familia Italiana. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Mary spent most of her adult life always caring for others. Her family was the most important part of her life. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Mary's friend, Sara De Cesaro. Sara was here every week to bring communion, a little sunshine and a lot of love. Mary will lie in state from noon until 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family present from 4 until 7 p.m. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2001, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 900 E. Routt, with Rev. Father Edward G. Pettit as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and that donations in memory of Mary may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Denava, Lupe
Lupe Denava - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Lupe Denava, 71, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 25, 1997. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army and later served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Preceded in death by mother, Mercedes Denava, in 1981- and son, Tony, in 1980. Survived by wife, Pauline Montelongo Denava, Denver- four sons and two daughters, all of Denver- brother, Joe (Dela) Denava, Pueblo- and sister, Mary A. (Manuel) Rincon, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, St. Cajetans Catholic Church, Denver.

Denfee, Treva Victoria
Treva Victoria Dunfee - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2005 - Treva Victoria Dunfee, 80, went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2005. Survived by her daughters, Vida Harbour, Waneta Dunna; grandchildren, Arline (Tom Burnner) Dunneback, Mark (Charlene) Dunneback, Teara (Aaron) D'Mize, Tayna McGuin; great-grandchildren, Tristan Thompson, Timber McGuin; sister, Joyce Scish; loving friend and neighbor, Cassie Galena; and numerous nieces and cousins. Treva loved her family. She enjoyed the natural things in life that God provided for her. Treva was a private person, who was loyal to her family and friends. She also was known as "Mam Mam" by her great-grandchildren and the neighborhood children. Treva will be sadly missed. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Denham, Patricia Ann Henry
Patricia Ann Henry Denham - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 16, 2003 - Patricia "Pat" Denham passed away W e d n e s d a y , November 12, 2003, at a local hospital. She was born February 16, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Curtis and Nancy Henry. She attended elementary and high school in Texas, and graduated from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. In 1980, she married Gary Denham in Pueblo, CO. She worked for Wilson and Company Engineers and Architects; the City of Colorado Springs; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); she had been the owner of Enviro Planning and Associates; and once worked as Executive Director of PPACG. She was a faithful member of CSAC/ Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was a member of King Solomon Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. Survivors include her husband, Gary Denham of Colorado Springs; her daughter, Brandi of Colorado Springs; a son, Gary Lee Denham of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three grandchildren, Kennedy and Raven of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Xavyon of Colorado Springs; a special cousin/ sister Carolyn "Sudie" Mathis of San Antonio, Texas. We would like to recognize the influence that her godparents, the late Ernest Foxx and Artie Foxx of San Antonio, Texas had in her life, as well as her aunt A.E. Reily of Pointe-La-Hache, Louisiana. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at King Solomon Baptist Church, 910 Peterson Road, Colorado Springs, CO.

Denhardt, Nellie L.
Nellie L. Denhardt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1997 - Nellie L. Denhardt, 95, passed away Aug. 31, 1997, in Pueblo. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Nellie is survived by her daughter, Mary Locher of California- sister, Margaret (Dyle) Holmes of Washington- as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Interment will be held in the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta, Iowa. Arrangements in Iowa are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.

DeNiro, Benjamin Louis
Benjamin "Ben" Louis DeNiro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2004 - Benjamin "Ben" Louis DeNiro entered his eternal rest on Sept. 19, 2004. Predeceased in death by his daughter, Candace Jean Helms; and parents, Tomaso and Louise DeNiro. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean (Watson) DeNiro; and sons, Terrance (Pam), Michael (Julie), Patrick, John (Nynne) and Matt Helms (Cheri). Grandfather of Michelle, Brian, Ashley, Danay, Aaron, Brandon, Patrick, Delaney, Nikolaj, Maja, Rhiannon, Sebastian and Tristan. Also survived by two brothers, Rocco (Dorothy) and Tom (Libby); sisters, Marie (Cliff) Harlan, and Kathy; brothers-in-law, Wayne and James Watson; special friends, Frank and Kay Hidalgo, Sam Geanetta and Wayne Carlson; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Ben was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1954. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was a member of the Dante Alighieri Society and the U.S. Air Force Association. Ben retired from the Pueblo Army Depot and was currently employed by School District No. 60. He especially loved his wife "Miss Jean," his sons and grandchildren, and was known for and will be remembered for his honesty and hard work. Ben had a big heart and was very caring and helpful to his aunts, uncles and cousins, and anyone else who needed assistance. "Having the Freedom to be yourself without hurting others is a true gift of Love. Love You, Miss Jean." Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

DeNiro, Betty
Betty DeNiro - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - In Memoriam - In loving memory of our dear daughter, Betty DeNiro, who passed away three years ago today. (verse) Sadly missed by Mr. and Mrs. Louis DeNiro and family.

DeNiro, Mary
Mary DeNiro - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Mary DeNiro of 308 E. Mesa, June 16, 1986. Wife of Louis G. DeNiro, who passed away Nov. 2, S970. Mother of Rose C. (Pete) Montera, Louis W. (Debbie) DeNiro, both of Pueblo; and Richard (Barbara) DeNiro, Orange, Calif. Sister of Charles DeSiato, Felix (Josephine) DeSiato, and Carmella Perrotta, all of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Rosie DeSiato, Long Beach, Calif.; and Adeline "Lena" DeSiato, Pueblo; six grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and close friend, Rose Burin. Predeceased by brothers, Angelo DeSiato, Dominick DeSiato, and daughter, Betty DeNiro. Mrs. DeNiro was a member of St. Mary Parish, St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society, Senior Citizens of St. Mary Parish, Ladies Glee Club of St. Mary Church, Slovenian Women's Union ZSZ, No. 3, and was a founding member of the Ladies of Fidelity Lodge No. 56 of the Columbian Federation. Services, St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday; rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food; memorials may be made to St. Mary Church. The family may be contacted at 308 E. Mesa. They will receive friends at the church following the Mass Wednesday night.

Dennel, Clara
Clara Dennel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1987 - Clara Dennel, 1254 Mahren, departed this life May 23, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for most of her life, she was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Starkville. Predeceased by her husband, John Dennel in 1970; son, John Joe Dennel in 1975; and sister, Virginia Hamilton in 1987. Survived by her children, Kenneth Dennel and Janet (Tomas) Vasquez, all of Pueblo; sisters, Lorraine (Raul) Matomoros, Anita Bookout, Louise Mendoza, all of Pueblo, Grace (Bill) Thompson, Cleveland, Ohio, Arlene Booday, Denver; one brother, Mike Mendoza, Pueblo; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the home and at 1426 E. Routt, home of Mike Mendoza.

Dennett, Mary L.
Mary L. Dennett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2004 - Mary L. Dennett, 88, of Pueblo, Colo., died peacefully Thursday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2004, at her home in the presence of her family. Born Mary L. Curry, on Oct. 25, 1915, in Roaring River, N.C., to Thomas and Lucinda Curry. Mary graduated from high school in Wilkes County, N.C., and then received her RN degree in Pinehurst, N.C. On June 19, 1943, she married Frank J. Dennett in Newburgh, N.Y. Mary was a homemaker, her life revolved around her husband and children. Preceded in death by her daughter, Cathy (Dumas), deceased 1990. Survived by her children, Eileen of Cayman Islands, Therese of Rye, Colo., Michael of Albuquerque, N.M., and Terry of Asheville, N.C.; favorite granddaughter, Francine L. Hill of Asheville, N.C.; grandsons, Demian Dennett of Ohio, and Michael Dumas of North Carolina. Also survived by her favorite first great-grandson, who she did not live to see, Preston Armstrong Hill, born Aug. 3, 2004, in Asheville, N.C. Mary worked as an RN during World War II and after the war accompanied her foreign service officer husband, Frank, for 32 years in twelve foreign capitals. When he retired in 1984, they resided in Arden, N.C., until moving to Pueblo, Colo., in 1995. A private cremation service will be held. Mrs. Dennett's cremains will be taken later to Arlington National Cemetery after a service at the Fort Meyer Chapel, Virginia.

Denning, William
William “Bill” Denning - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 12, 1996 – William “Bill” Denning, 95, who retired as a machinist, died Jan. 11, 1996, at a local hospital . Imperial Funeral Home in Pueblo is handling arrangements. Mr. Denning was born Feb. 16, 1900, in London, England, to George Denning and Ann Owen. He was married in 1938 in New York City to Rose Buynie, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Kenneth; a daughter, Carol Amber; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. When he was 16 years old, Mr. Denning was a pilot in the Royal Navy during World War I. He had been an area resident since 1995 and previously lived in Coconut Creek, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the giver's choice.

Dennis, A. S.
A. S. Dennis - Wray Gazette - November 24, 1905 - Five More Bodies found Pueblo - Aug 15 - Three more bodies of victims of the Eden disaster were recovered by the searching parties Saturday and two on Sunday, and all were identified soon after being taken to the morgue. With the identification of Mrs. Belle Stoffey the list of identified dead now numbers eighty-four. Those found to-day are: Miss Vinnie Selby, Pueblo; J. F. Dutton, Pittsfield, Illinois; A. S. Dennis, Denver; T. W. O'Bannon

Dennis, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Dennis - Huerfano World - May 12, 1994 - Betty Jean Dennis, 64, of La Veta, died Tuesday, May 10, 1994, at her home. She had been under the tend of Caring Unlimited Hospice in La Veta. Born Jan. 29, 1930 in Walsenburg to John and Marie Johnson Ellis, she lived most of her life in the La Veta and Pueblo areas. Mrs. Dennis owned and operated The La Veta Bottle Shop for about 20 years. Survivors include two sons, George Taft, Pueblo and Jimmie Taft, La Veta; five grandchildren, cousins and friends. Graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in La Veta Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at 135 West Virginia after the service. Huerfano World - May 19, 1994 - Graveside memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13 in the La Veta Cemetery for Betty Jean Dennis. Peggy Arnold sang two songs with a tribute offered by Isadore Taft. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Among those who gathered at the family residence were sons George Taft, wife Isadore, children Mike of the US Navy and Lisa, Pueblo; Jim Taft, wife Nichole, children Preston, Allison and Barrett of Green Mountain Falls; Joan (Max) Roach, Littleton; Mary Jane (Louis) Argyus, Salida; Marvin Pulver, Denver and a host of friends.

Dennis, Leonard V.
Leonard V. Dennis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Leonard V. Dennis, 88, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 1998. Mr. Dennis was a 50-year member of the Silver State Lodge No. 95, Southern Colorado Consistory - KCCH and First Baptist Church. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Eastern Star No. 7. He is predeceased by his parents and brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Thelma C. Davis- son, Verne (Kay) A. Dennis of Aurora- daughter, Barbara L. Littig of Pueblo- six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Dennis, Russell
Russell Dennis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1998 - Russell Dennis, born Aug. 28, 1913, passed away Dec. 5, 1998. Survived by best friend and companion of 18 years, Evelyn- children, Paul (Jeanie) Dennis, Los Angeles, Calif., Ralph Dennis, Alice (George) Kratzer, Robin (James) Brewer, Pueblo- sisters, Nadine Weir, Colorado Springs, Leta Rowe, Pueblo, Florence Cooper, Cortez, Colo.- as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Preceded in death by his eldest son, Larry. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Internment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Dennis, Russell E.
Russell E. Dennis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1986 - Russell E. Dennis, 4017 Hillside Drive, Pueblo, passed into God's care April 17, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Dennis was born in Clyde, Mo., on Feb. 25, 1913, and moved to Pueblo in 1936. He began his career as a salesman for Mountain States Laundry and then transferred to real estate sales (for the past 28 years). He owned and operated the Parkview Motel for 17 years and was a member of BPOE No. 90 and the Eagles Lodge No. 145. Mr. Dennis is survived by his wife, Viola "Pat" Dennis of the family home; daughters, Jeanne (Don) Landreth, Pueblo, and Patricia (John) Hansen, Beaverton, Ore.; six grandchildren; brother, Leonard (Thelma) Dennis, Pueblo; adopted father, Glenn R. Taylor, Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. By his request, there will be cremation and no services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Scholarship Fund or Eagles Lodge No. 145. Friends and family will be received at the family home.

Dennis, Ruth A.
Ruth A. Dennis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Ruth A. Dennis, 71, born Nov. 30, 1930, was released from her suffering April 11, 2002. Preceded in death by her loving husband, James "BB" Dennis; sisters, Norma Paulovec and Audrey Taylor; brothers, James Johnson and George Smith; parents, Oscar and Lillie Smith. Survived by daughters, Sharon Groves, Jean (John) Beaver, Candace (Keith) Hoff; grandchildren, Wendy Walters, James (T) Walters, Matthew (Shawnda) Beaver, Mallory Beaver, and Sydney Hoff; brother, Leland (Ellen) Smith; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also survived by a special sister-in-law, Neomi (Ron) Carlson and friends. Viewing, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors George White and Rick Keeling officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Dennis, Theda Irene
Theda Irene Dennis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2002 - Theda Irene Dennis, was born on April 11, 1923, in Center, Colo., to John and Alice Jennings. She passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002; in San Diego, Calif. Theda was a longtime Pueblo resident. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen H. Dennis; brothers, Gordon and John Jennings; and granddaughter, Amy Keator. Theda is survived by three children, Ted (Marianne) Dennis, San Diego, Calif.; Bob (Eileen) Dennis, Pueblo; and Karen Keator, Morris, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Adrian Comer. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Adrian Comer Reception Hall following the interment.

Dennis, Thelma C.
Thelma C. Dennis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2002 - Thelma C. Dennis, born Dec. 23, 1913, went to be with the Lord Nov. 24, 2002. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Leonard V. Dennis; her son, Verne A. Dennis; her parents and two brothers. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara L. Littig and Kay E. Dennis; grandchildren, Wyatt V. (Nancy) Dennis and Bryan Dennis, both of Aurora, Colo.; Craig T. (Ruth Ann) Dennis of Tulsa, Okla.; Robert G. (Wendy Salustio) Littig Jr., of Littleton, Colo.; Teri M. (Billy R.) Goode, Pueblo; Traci K. (Darin) Doyle, Thornton, Colo.; 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Cremation, with no services to be held. The family will receive friends and relatives at 999 Fortino Blvd., space No. 37, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002.

Dennis, Viola I.
Viola I. "Pat" Dennis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1986 - Viola I. "Pat" Dennis departed this life Dec. 4, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Dennis was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. Dennis, April 17, 1986. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (John) Hanson, Beaverton, Ore., and Jeanne G. (Donald E.) Landreth, Pueblo; and six grandchildren, Kathleen and Julie Hanson, and Christina, Lisa, Michael, and Debra Landreth. Also surviving are four sisters, one brother, numerous nieces and nephews and many loyal friends, including Glenn R. Taylor, her adopted father. She loved the mountains, a good game of cards and a friendly bowling game. She owned and operated the Parkview Motel for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1973. Since that time, she has devoted herself to her family, grandchildren, and friends. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Eagles and was a widow of a lifetime member of the BPOE No. 90. At her request, Mrs. Dennis was cremated and there will be no services. Those who wish may make donations to the BPOE No. 90 Scholarship Fund or to the Eagles Scholarship Fund.

Dennison, Lena Maude
Lena Maude Dennison - Pueblo Chieftain - July 3, 1987 - Lena Maude Dennison, 94, passed away June 30, 1987. Wife of Robert T. Dennison, who passed away in July, 1947. Mother of Roberta Byrnes, Mary (Alfred) Kurtin, Gertrude Dennison, all of Pueblo. Grandmother Arlene Largent, Pueblo. Great-grandmother of Raylene (Keith) Matic and Robert (Trish) Serena, all of Pueblo. Sister-in-law of Ruth Davis, Oklahoma. Survived also by nephews, Wayne and Max Davis, Oklahoma, and John (Dottie) Rice, Denver; and nieces, Alice (Charley) Ritter and Marjorie (Roy) Fitzpatrick, Oklahoma, as well as numerous cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews and family friend, Ruben Manzanares. A member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Dennison was a native pioneer Coloradoan. She had been employed as a seamstress for the Sisters of Charity, retiring from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1962. She had been a member of the North American Benefit Association for more than 50 years. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Mace. Interment, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad. The family respectfully requests donations of food be omitted. Those who wish are asked to send memorials to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Anna Marie Hargis. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Denny, Bessie Lee
Bessie Lee Denny - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2000 - Bessie Lee Denny, went home to be with the Lord on April 1, 2000. She was born July 20, 1919, in Wellington, Texas. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Lonny Barrett; and granddaughter, Melissa Kay Swearingen. She is survived by her loving husband, Haskell R. Denny; sisters, Irene Belcher, Colorado Springs, Pauline Frederiksen, Fort Smith, Ark.; and sister-in-law, Mae Williams, Pueblo; children, Nancy Bryant, Cecil (Marilyn) Barrett, Vonnell Johnson, Rosella (Tom) Grace, Richard (Debby) Denny, Debbie (Jerry) Swearingen, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation at Imperial Funeral Home, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, Wednesday, April 5, at 2 p.m., Imperial Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in memory of Bessie Lee Denny.

Denny, J. Ethel
J. Ethel Denny - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2006 - J. Ethel Denny, 85, passed into Heaven on Jan. 23, 2006. Her death occurred at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, Colo., following complications from surgery. Several of her children were in attendance. Mrs. Denny was born in North Platte, Neb., on Aug. 27, 1920, raised 14 children and had survived three husbands. Her faithful service left a legacy of faith felt in several countries. Her children and grandchildren serve as missionaries, pastors, doctors, church workers and in other paths of service. She is survived by 13 children; 52 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, followed by the service at 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Spanish Peaks, P.O. Box 3366, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Denny, Vera M.
Vera M. Denny - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2005 - Vera M. Denny, 81, born Aug. 19, 1923, passed away Feb. 21, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Denny; five brothers; and son-in-law, Thomas Gotseff. Survived by her children, Joan (Jim) Wiehoff, Tom Denny, Rose (Randy) Gates, Chuck (Lauri) Denny, Lynn (Randy) Prater and Roni Nigro; also survived by 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; brother, Norman Marchione; sister, Eleanor Iliff; special friends, Marion Palmer and Jim Lewis; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Vera was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, Mother Cabrini Society, Dante Alighieri Society, VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and a kind and loving person. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, followed by a Rosary at 1:30 p.m. and funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to Dr. Paul McCaffrey and his staff for their wonderful care, Roxann, Casey, Jim and Carrie and all the staff at Pueblo Extended Care Center. The family will receive friends at 2580 Hyacinth following the interment.

Denolf, Wanda Isabell
Wanda Isabell Denolf - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1999 - Wanda Isabell Denolf, 74, Pueblo, died Aug. 20, 1999. She was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Fred and Bessie (Knutson) Schultz. Survived by husband, Jacob Denolf- and daughter, Sandra Denolf. Preceded in death by son, Robert Denolf. A will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at the Kingdom Hall, located at 523 E. Pitkin in Pueblo with Nathan Bornschein officiating. Local cremation through the Florence Mortuary.

Densmore, Irene A.
Irene A. Densmore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1986 - Irene A. Densmore, 92, a lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Oct. 11, 1986, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren W. Densmore, and her son, Warren Jr. Survived by her sister, Violet Hubersberger of Beulah; one grandson, Denny Phillips of California; her nephews, Lynn, Gene and Dale Hubersberger, and Harry Songer, all of Colorado, and Frank Simpson of New York; her nieces, Florence Vail and Ruth Peterson, both of Colorado, and Margaret Boobar of California. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Dent, Irma Jane
Irma Jane Dent - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2006 - Irma Jane Dent, 78, of Pueblo, Colo., joined her beloved Jim in heaven on Sunday, May 7, 2006. She was born to the union of Edward and Anna (Kovacich) Arthur on July 3, 1927. Survived by her lifeblood, her children, Loretta (Mitch) McMahon, Tom (Susie), Ken (JoEllen), Cathy Rafferty, Jim (Jan), Joan (John) McDonald, Judy (Cliff) Walker, Roland, Dan, Randy (Carol), Brian, and Nancy (Dave) Humphries; also survived by her pride and joy, her grandchildren, Jeff (DeAnna) Starcer, Tina (Scotty) Richard, Kim (Kevin) Casey, Mark (Amy), Jason (Jessica), Doug (Daphne), Daniel (Shonna), Jeremy (Katy) Rafferty, Justin (Donnis) Rafferty, Amy Rafferty, Adam (Jennifer), Thomas (Shanna), Jon Paul (Jessica) McDonald, Joshua (Casey) McDonald, Jay Walker and Brad Humphries; and step-grandchildren, Leslie (Ron) Husa and Matt and Delaney Torrisi. In addition, her 18 great-grandchildren, Zachery, Alexa and Triston Starcer, Quinn and Teigan Casey, Jack and Jason, Marissa, Megan and Jeremy Rafferty, Ryan and Payden Rafferty, Stephen and Connor McDonald; and step-great-grandchildren, Chelsie Foster, Dalton Rohr, Ron Jr. and Steven Husa; also survived by her great-great-step-grandchild, Evan Barr. To cherish her memory are her sister, Frances Vaughan; brother, the Rev. Eugene Arthur; sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Robert) Grinstead and Marion Devereaux; and numerous nephews, nieces and special friends. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James Dent; her parents; sisters-in-law, Muriel (Robert) Mayber and Charlene (William) Scott; and brother-in-law, Jack. Irma was our gift from God and a wonderful mother. She taught her children their values and work ethic; her children are eternally grateful for her lifetime of giving. She devoted her life to raising her children and loving God, and spent many years serving her Lord at St. Leander Parish. She taught us our faith by living it. Her children will continue to love and cherish mom and will never see a robin in the spring or a wonderful Colorado sunset without thinking of her. The family wishes to acknowledge the diligent loving care that her son-in-law, John McDonald; and granddaughter-in-law, Casey Baber gave to their mom. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. today, and (please note funeral Mass time change) funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Thursday; both services, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand Ave., with the Rev. Father Eugene Arthur and the Rev. Father Leonard Racki as celebrants. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Dent, James Howard
James Howard Dent - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2004 - James Howard Dent, 82, continues his journey with God in heaven on July 12, 2004. Born to the union of Howard and Ella (Mantel) Dent on Oct. 25, 1921. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Irma Jane (Arthur) Dent; and what he considers his wealth, his twelve children, Loretta (Mitch) McMahon, Tom (Susie), Ken (JoEllen), Cathy Rafferty, Jim (Jan), Joan (John) McDonald, Judy (Cliff) Walker, Roland, Dan, Randy (Carol), Brian and Nancy (Dave) Humphries. His fortune grew with his 17 grandchildren, Jeff (DeAnna) Starcer, Tina (Scotty) Richard, Kim (Kevin) Casey, Mark, Jason, Doug (Daphne), Daniel (Shonna), Jeremy (Katy) Rafferty, Justin (Donnis) Rafferty, Amy Rafferty (Kevin Lutz), Adam (Jennifer), Thomas (Shanna), Jon Paul (Jessica) McDonald, Joshua (Casey) McDonald, Jay Walker, Leslie Rohr and Brad Humphries; and with joy he welcomed 13 great-grandchildren, Zachery, Alexa, and Triston Starcer, Quinn Casey, Jack and Jason, Marissa and Megan Rafferty, Ryan Rafferty, Stephen and Connor McDonald, Chelsie Foster and Dalton Rohr. Also survived by his sister, Marjorie (Robert) Grinstead; sisters-in-law, Marion Devereaux and Frances Vaughn; brother-in-law, the Rev. Eugene Arthur; and numerous nephews, nieces and special friends. Preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Muriel and her husband, Robert Mayber; sister, Charlene and her husband, William Scott; and brother, Jack. Graduated from Centennial High School in 1940, served in the U.S. Marines in Okinawa and Guadalcanal during WWII; came home and married Irma on Sept. 9, 1946, and began his family. In 1954, Jim opened Lincoln Servicenter on the corner of Lincoln and Abriendo and operated it with his family until retirement in 1982. In retirement, Jim enjoyed golf, bowling, darts and Frisbee with his children and grandchildren. Viewing from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary will be held 7 p.m., Thursday and the funeral Mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, with the Very Rev. Father Roger Dorsey as celebrant; both services will be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Reception will be held at Our Lady of the Meadows Hall after the military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in memory of Jim. The family wishes to acknowledge the diligent loving care that Casey Baber gave to their father.

Denton, Andrew Virgil
Andrew Denton - Walsenburg World-Independent - March 27, 1944 - Andrew Denton, of La Veta died in a Denver hospital Saturday evening at the age of 74 years. He has been a resident of the La Veta community for the past 65 years. He was born in Georgia Feb. 24, 1869, but moved to La Veta while a child. He recently retired and had lived in La Veta since. He is survived by three half-brothers, Tom Denton of La Veta, Charles and Bowe of San Diego, Calif. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Unfug-Peet Mortuary.

Denton, Bruce
Bruce Denton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 4, 2001 - Bruce Denton, 54, La Veta, March 1. Survived by wife, Clarine Claunch-Denton, La Veta, and children, Cherylene (Ron) Denton-Brunelli, Walsenburg, and Bruce (Regina) Ortiz-Denton, Rocky Ford. Funeral service, 11 a.m., Monday, March 5, at the River of Life Assembly of God Church in Alamosa. Rogers Family Mortuary, Alamosa.

Denton, Bryan
Bryan Denton - Huerfano World - July 22, 1993 - Bryan Denton, 92, of La Veta, died Wednesday, July 14, 1993. Born July 26, 1900 in Aspen, he came to La Veta when he was nine-days-old and had lived his entire life there. He is survived by a son, Lester, La Veta; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from First Baptist Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Denton, Francis B.
Sgt. Francis B. Denton - Huerfano World - August 17, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1944: Sgt. Francis P. Denton was killed in France, leaving a widow, the former Charlotte Karst. Sgt. Francis B. Denton - Huerfano World - August 23, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1944: Word was received of the death of Sgt. Francis B. Denton in France, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Denton and husband of the former Charlotte A. Karst. [Editor's Note: Francis B. Denton died July 7, 1944. Obituary is listed in World Independent, June 2, 1948, Page 1.]

Denton, John P.
John P. Denton - La Veta - February 1929 - John P. Denton, 84, died. After serving in the Confederate army, he joined the US Regulars and came west to fight Indians, settling in La Veta following his discharge. [Editor's Note: Denton, John P. 2/7/1929 WW 2/7/1929 1 WI 2/8/1929 1 La Veta, Confederate Veteran.]

Denton, Katherine
Katherine Denton - La Veta - October 1907 - Katherine Denton, 45, a widow with six children, died. [Editor's Note: Denton, Katherine 10/5/1907 WW 10/10/1907 1 La Veta. Buried La Veta Cemetery: Denton, Katherine died 10-5-1907]

Denton, Robert
Robert Denton - Huerfano World - November 1, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Died, Robert Denton, Julia J. Stone, Joseph H. Hunter and Mrs. J.M. Garren.

Denton, William B.
William B. Denton – Creede Candle – April 1, 1916 – Gilbert H. Denton of Denver, father of William B. Denton, the young Minnequa steel plant draftsman who disappeared from Pueblo, has about given up hope of locating the missing youth in the territory surrounding that city. Creede Candle – April 1, 1916 – Two hundred people joined in the search for W. B. Denton, who disappeared from Colorado Springs. Fairplay Flume – April 7, 1916 – The positive identifying of the clothes found on the Arkansas river bank by Gilbert H. Denton, father of W. B. Denton, who disappeared some two weeks ago, has convinced the father, who went to Pueblo, that his son was drowned accidentally. Both relatives and authorities have given up hope of finding young Denton alive. Bayfield Blade – April 7, 1916 – Body of W. B. Denton Found – Pueblo. – The body of William B. Denton, young mining engineer of Denver who has been missing since March 19, was found Sunday in the shallow water of the Arkansas River eighteen miles east of Pueblo. Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – April 7, 1916 – Pending an examination of the brain of William B. Denton, whose body was pulled out of the bed of the Arkansas River fifteen miles below Pueblo, the coroner's jury will withhold its verdict until a report has been made by Dr. C. W. Maynard. San Juan Prospector - April 8, 1916 - Body of W. B. Denton Found - Pueblo. – The body of William B. Denton, young mining engineer of Denver who has been missing since March 19, was found Sunday in the shallow water of the Arkansas river eighteen miles east of Pueblo.

DePalma, Richard
Richard DePalma - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 26, 1912 - Rev. Father Richard DePalma, widely known in that section, died in Trinidad of cancer.

DePalma, Ruth Louise
Ruth Louise DePalma - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2005 - Ruth Louise DePalma, 81, passed away April 4, 2005. Survived by several cousins including, Frances Eleanor Merlone, Kathy Hill, Eileen Snow and Arlene Hudson. Ruth Louise was born to Harry B. and Katherine A. Hill on April 22, 1923, in Pueblo, and retired from the safety deposit department of Pueblo Bank and Trust. Member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. There will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. today, at Roselawn Cemetery with Deacon Phil Reynolds officiating.

DePietro, Julia
Julia DePietro - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2000 - Julia DePietro passed away April 4, 2000. She was born on Nov. 30, 1909, to Sam and Angelina Lamano. They preceded her in death as well as her husband, Felix DePietro, and brother, Melio Lamano. Julia is survived by her children, Chuck (Betty) DePietro, Pueblo, and Frank DePietro, Soldotna, Alaska. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Marie (Mike) Ribarich and Glenn Frank (Eva) DePietro, both of Pueblo; step-grandchildren, Darrell (Valerie) Wilks, New York, Kathleen (Tom) Foster, Salida, Kerri (Steve) Bock, New York, Linda Shane, Idaho, and John Vienup, Olympia, Wash.; sister, Jennie Zito, Pueblo; nieces, Sharon Zito, Pueblo, and Marcella Rodman, Washington; and sister-in-law, Mary Lamano of Pueblo. Mrs. DePietro was a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge No. 56. Her family will receive friends at George McCarthy Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Donations in Julia's name may be made to the St. Therese Building Fund through the funeral home office.

DePinto, Ann S.
Ann S. DePinto - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2003 - Ann S. DePinto, 95, went to be with the Lord, Sept. 5, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 17, 1908, in Donora, Pa., to Anna and Simeon Sivak, who preceded her, along with her husband, Daniel Louis DePinto. Survived by her daughters, Marjorie (Dr. Frederic) Birner of Pueblo; M?Lou (Edward) Holliday of Key Biscayne, Fla.; Patricia Fadoul of Hollywood, Fla.; grandchildren, Frederic (Kelly) Birner of Denver, Colo.; Mark (Amy) Birner of Denver, Colo.; Julie (Dr. Lawrence) Anaya of Pueblo, Colo.; Charles (Allison) Fadoul of Hollywood, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Alex and Jorie Anaya, Audrey and Lauren Birner, Mason Louis Fadoul; sister, Sophia (Paul) Boltacz of Milwaukee, Wis.; and nieces, Susan (Tim) Coen, Shannon and John Coen, and Barbara (Mike) Klein. Ann was a Gray Lady at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for 20 years, volunteer at Colorado State Hospital, and devoted member of Christ the King Church. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with Father Tom Adrian officiating. Private family inurnment to follow. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Church in her memory.

Depperschmidt, Seraphina
Seraphina Depperschmidt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1997 - Seraphina Depperschmidt, 81, passed away Sept. 12, 1997, at her daughter's home in Elizabeth. Preceded in death by her husband, Peter Depperschmidt - son, Duane Depperschmidt - two sisters and three brothers. Survived by five children, Joyce Depperschmidt, Rosa Lee Gust, Mary Ann Chimento, Patricia Hotovy, Patrick James Depperschmidt- 13 grandchildren- 17 great-grandchildren- and eight brothers and sisters. Mrs. Depperschmidt was a member of St. Francis Parish where recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.



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