The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Derby, Harvey G.
Harvey G. Derby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1997 - Harvey G. Derby, 83, of Penrose. Celebration of Life service, Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Pueblo, with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the St. Paul United Methodist Memorial Fund, 107 E. Routt, Pueblo. Cremation by Charles Anthony, Florence.

Derby, Horace
Horace Derby - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 1918 - The remains of Horace Derby, who died in Denver, June 6, were met at the depot yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock by the Davis-Vories Undertaking Co., and taken directly to Roselawn cemetery where interment was made in the family plot.

Derby, Susan R.
Susan R. Derby - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2002 - Age 78, died Jan. 15, 2002, in Fort Carson. She was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Springfield, to Clarence and Virgie Denney, deceased. She married CW04 Albert C. Derby Sr. on Dec. 12, 1942, deceased. She retired from the DAV Chapter 1 Club. Surviving are her son, Albert C. Derby Jr.; daughters, Alice Allen and Shirley Emerson; brother, Dwane Denney; sisters, Martha Ruth Davis, Ruby Hodges and Betty Marks; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Reception, DAV Chapter 1, 3965 Clearview Loop South, Colorado Springs. Entombment, Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to DAV Chapter 1.

Derby, Walter S.
Walter S. Derby - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1969 - Walter S. Derby, 103 ½ W. B St., passed away unexpectedly Friday. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1969. Mr. Derby was sent to Brookline, Mass., today for services and interment.

Derby, Zuloo Doudna
Zuloo Doudna Derby - Pueblo Chieftain – November 8, 1918 - Mrs. Zuloo Doudna Derby, formerly of this city, died in St. Louis last Sunday. The body arrived in this city yesterday afternoon and funeral services were held at the residence of her sister, Mrs. W. E. Stone, 207 West Abriendo Avenue. The Rev J. Arthur Jeffers officiated and Mrs. J. D. Kellog sang, "Sometime We'll Understand" and "My Jesus as Thou Wilt." The pallbearers were W. F. Raber, William Young, E. D. Spruill, L. W. Walker and Emmet Mason. Mrs. Evermont Hays sang at the grave "Jesus Savior Pilot Me. "The burial was in the family plot in Roselawn cemetery in charge of the Whiton mortuary.

DeRemer, J. R.
J. R. De Remer - Yampa Leader - August 4, 1906 - J. R. De Remer, a noted civil engineer, died at Denver, July 26th, from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. De Remer was in charge of the construction of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad through the Royal Gorge and built the remarkable swinging bridge. He was also a builder of the old De Remer opera house in Pueblo. His work will long be seen in many of the most important pieces of engineering in Colorado.

DeRemer, James
James DeRemer - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1931 - Funeral services for James DeRemer were held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. George F. Lowe officiating. Jack Thomas, accompanied at the organ by Miss Ruth Daly, sang “Rock of Ages”, “Lead Kindly Light” and “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”. The pallbearers were Ed Kaiser, Eddie O'Brien, William Gardner, Charles Vaill, William Lane and L. B. Nutt. The flower bearers were C. B. Willis, A. E. Ball, C. M. McFerron and A. D. Hooper. The honorary pallbearers were Frank W. McRae, H. Milton Harris, L.A. Vreeland, Eugene Young, J. W. Tillman, A. Bert Southward, Frank Beck and Roy W. Love. Interment was made in Roselawn cemetery, where the Knights of Malta exemplified their burial service.

DeRemer, James Richard
James Richard De Remer - Yuma Pioneer - August 3, 1906 - J. R. De Remer, a noted civil engineer, died at Denver, July 26th, from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. De Remer was in charge of the construction of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad through the Royal Gorge and built the remarkable swinging bridge. He was also builder of the old De Remer opera house in Pueblo. His work will long be seen in many of the most important pieces of engineering in Colorado. Yuma Pioneer - August 17, 1906 - The will of J. W. De Remer, the Colorado railroad builder who died several weeks ago, has been probated by Judge Charles McCall in the County Court at Denver. The value of the property is given at several hundred thousand dollars, and the widow, Anna M., named in the will as executrix, furnished bond of $100,000.

Derksen, Sam J.
Sam J. Derksen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2002 - Age 86, of Pueblo West, passed away April 27, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife, Esther, of 65 years. Survived by sons, Eldon James (Charlone) Derksen and Harold Jerome (LouAnne) Derksen; grandchildren, Peela Perenich, Jarrod, Aaron, Chad, Tim, Nicholas, Heather Gould; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Viewing, 8 a.m. until service time. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Mr. Derksen's memory.

Dernovsek, Natalie M.
Natalie M. Dernovsek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2000 - Natalie M. Dernovsek, age 85, died March 22, 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew Dernovsek; sister, Philomena Pyzyk; and brother, Casimir Pyzyk. She is survived by her devoted son, Dr. Kenneth (Kim) Dernovsek of Pueblo; sister, Johanna (Casey) Steliga of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandchildren, David and Andrew Dernovsek of Pueblo; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Milwaukee. Memorial contributions may be made through Funeral Home to the Xaverian Missionary Fathers or The Pueblo Alzheimer's Association.

Dernovshek, Anna
Anna Dernovshek - Huerfano World - August 2, 2001 - Anna Dernovshek, 93, of Walsenburg, passed away July 31, 2001. Born June 1, 1908, in Walsenburg, CO. Preceded in death by her husband, John Dernovshek; parents, Joseph and Antonia Matteo. Survived by her sons, Joseph (Rhea) Dernovshek, South Carolina, John (Donna) Dernovshek, Denver; daughters, Marlene (Richard) Ludvik, Denver, Arlene Lunis, Pueblo; brother, Frank Matteo, Walsenburg; nephew, Tony Hegler, Las Vegas, NV; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Anna enjoyed bowling up to the age of 90, avid card player, loved bingo, gardening and crochet. She especially loved her family and spent her early years at the Walsenburg Creamery. Viewing, 1 to 5 P.M. Thursday at Romero Chapel (Walsenburg). Vigil Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Friday; funeral mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg.

Dernovshek, John
John Dernovshek - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1986 - John Dernovshek, 79, passed, away March 16, 1986, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Dernovshek was born in Walsenburg on Jan. 1, 1907. He began working at the age of 15 at the Walsenburg Creamery, working until 1974 when he semi-retired. He fully retired in 1979 after 57 years of service. In 1929 he married the former Anna Matteo. They celebrated: their 56th wedding anniversary in November. He was a member of the Macabees; a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and of St. Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his, wife, Anna of the family home; two sons, Joseph Dernovshek of Berrea, Ky., and John Dernovshek Jr., of Denver; twin daughters, Arlene (Ronald) Lunas of Pueblo, and Marlene: (Richard) Ludvik of Denver, sister, Mary (Anton) Hegler of Pueblo; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and a nephew, Tony Hegler. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. All members of the Knights of Columbus are urged to attend both services.

DeRome, A. A.
A. A. De Rome – Durango Wage Earner – November 28, 1907 – Telegraph News – Walsenburg, Colo., Nov. 26. – In a rear-end collision in the local yards between a north bound freight and a switch train, A. A. De Rome, conductor, was killed.  The switch train was returning from the McInally ranch, where empty cars had been left.  Just as the local backed on the main line the north bound through freight struck the caboose.  Conductor De Rome was standing with his back against the rear car door when the crash came, and both man and door were thrown underneath the oncoming engine.  He was 39 years old and a native of New York.

DeRome, Alphonse
Alphonse S. DeRome - Wray Rattler - December 13, 1907 - Alphonse S. DeRome, conductor of a switch train on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, was killed at Walsenburg November 25th by a rear end collision between his train and a freight train, being thrown against the engine of the freight train and dreadfully mangled. He was thirty-nine years of age and married leaving a wife in Pueblo.

DeRosa, Elvida
Elvida De Rosa - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1921 - The funeral of Elvida De Rosa was held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock from the McMinn chapel. Rev. Father Minot conducted the services which were strictly private. Burial was in Roselawn.

DeRose, Arthur
Arthur DeRose - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Arthur DeRose, 85, passed away Dec. 9, 1998. Survived by sister, Emma DeRose, Pueblo- nephews, Dr. Charles (Rose) Potestio, Charles Catalano, Pueblo, Eugene Potestio, Beulah, Phil (Marguerite) DeLuca, Buena Vista, and Anthony DeLuca- nieces, Julia Mae Antista, Elizabeth (Ben) Clementi and Norma Potestio, Pueblo- special cousins, Donnie and Kathy Mauro, Eleanor (Bill) Rusler and Mary Lou (Joe) Pisciotta, Pueblo- and special friends, Neva and Joe Presti. Preceded in death by parents, Flory and Julia DeRose- wives, Mary Hren DeRose and Eleanor Dennis DeRose- and sisters, Vera DeRose, Rose Potestio and Mary DeLuca- Dr. Albert Potestio (nephew) - and Edith Catalano (niece). Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Church, Monday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church immediately following the Mass. Please omit food.

DeRose, Emma Linda
Emma Linda DeRose - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2001 - Age 85, went to be with the Lord March 3, 2001, in Pueblo. Born Sept. 29, 1915, in Pueblo to Flory and Julia DeRose who preceded her along with the following members, Arthur DeRose, Alvira DeRose, Rose L. Potestio, Maria A. DeLuca, Dr. Albert Potestio and Edith Catalino. Survived by the following nieces and nephews, Dr. Charles (Rose) Potestio, Eugene Potestio, Norma Potestio, Philip (Marguerite) DeLuca, Julia Mae Antista, Elizabeth (Ben) Clementi, Anthony J. DeLuca and Charles Catalina, and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Also survived by special cousins, Donny and Kathy Mauro, Mary Jean Shapiro, Eleanor Russler and Mary Lou Pisciotta. Emma worked for Vineland Elementary, Vineland Middle School and County High School for 13 years and SRDA for 14 years. Visitation rights, Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 2 p.m., at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

DeRossett, Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann DeRossett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1986 - Shirley Ann DeRossett, late of Pueblo, died unexpectedly Aug. 30, 1986. Survived by her husband, Steve Kuker; daughter, Sherri DeRossett; sons, Dale, Ronnie and Mitchell Blizzard, and Dennis and Jerry Caff. Also survived by her sisters, Thelma Bulgier, Evelyn Taylor, Wanda Lovgren and brothers, James O'Brien Jr., and Robert O'Brien. Born June 8, 1940, in Pomona, Calif. Pueblo resident since 1970. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Louis C. Stovik officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Derrington, Dennis M.
Dennis M. Derrington - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2001 - Dennis M. Derrington, M.D., 54, passed away Nov. 16, 2001. Survived by his wife, Debra Derrington of the family home; mother, Jewel Derrington of Pueblo; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Al and Elaine Hughes of Pueblo; children, Nicole (Zeb) McKinney of Pueblo, Traci Derrington of Greeley, Colo., Cassia (Steve) Cogger of Denver, Megan (Roman) Nava of Pueblo; siblings, Gayle Coleman of Fort Collins, Colo., Carl (Colleen) Derrington of Tempe, Ariz., Dianne (Brian) Vincent of Aurora, Colo.; granddaughter, Taylor Nicole McKinney; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Preceded in death by his father, Milton Derrington; and stepson, Zachary Zamecki. Dennis was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Puebloan who loved and believed in our city. He graduated from Pueblo County High School, Southern Colorado State College, University of Colorado Medical School and served his residency at the University of Texas in Galveston. He returned to Pueblo to start his pediatrics practice and recently celebrated 25 years as a pediatrician. Affectionately known as “Dr. D”, he was dedicated to his patients and loved his profession. Dennis was a fun-loving father and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, with the Rev. Jude La Follette officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Dennis M. Derrington, M.D., Scholarship Fund or the Division of Wildlife, c/o the funeral home.

Derris, Christina
Christina Derris - Independent - March 14, 1912 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., Saturday, March 9, 1912, Christina Derris, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pablo Derris, age 37 days.

DeRungs, Lyle
Lyle DeRungs - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2004 - Lyle DeRungs, 75, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 13, 2004. Born in Huron, S.D., on Aug. 8, 1928, to Lawrence and Hazel DeRungs, who preceded him along with brother, Ronald; and infant sister, Barbara. Survived by his loving wife, Shirley; daughters, Terry (Mike) Engler and Vicki Moore; grandchildren, Jammie (Shane) King, Stephanie Engler, David Moore; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kayla King; brother, Donald (Sue) DeRungs; nephews, Zack and Jeremy; and two small favorite companions, Shadow and Sandi. At his request, no public viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Tabor Lutheran Church.

DeRushe, Doyle De Mar
Doyle De Mar (Dirk) De Rushe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2001 - Doyle De Mar (Dirk) De Rushe, 46, of Pueblo, passed away May 24, 2001. Born Feb. 3, 1955, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Survived by his wife, Sarah M. De Rushe, of the family home; children, Shane De Rushe, Kathleen Kubiak and Connie (Eddie) Cordova, all of Pueblo, Sarah De Rushe, Jennifer De Rushe, Monica De Rushe, Ashley De Rushe and Latisha De Rushe, all of Washington; granddaughter, Ashley Lynn Cordova; brother, Miles De Rushe of Washington. Dirk's battle is finally over. He is now at rest. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Larry Ruiz. Cremation has taken place.

DeSalvo, Donna M.
Donna M. DeSalvo born Jan. 23 - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2005 - Donna M. DeSalvo born Jan. 23, 1968 in Pueblo, Colo. departed this life Sept. 23, 2005. She graduated with honors in 2002 from PCC and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Preceded in death by her grandparents Nick and Evelyn DeSalvo and Alfonso Mollica. Survived by children Antonio (Tony), Kelly and Michael Black, grandmother Mary Mollica, parents Virginia Mollica and Jerry (Paula) DeSalvo, brothers David (Crystal) Edgecomb and Jason DeSalvo, sister Colleen as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Private memorial service in Colorado Springs.

DeSalvo, Jack R.
Jack R. DeSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Jack R. DeSalvo, age 67, passed away Dec. 25, 1999. Husband of Regina "Jeannie" DeSalvo, of the family home, and brother of Phyllis Kay of Pueblo, Jerry (Paula) DeSalvo, Fountain, Colo., and Terry (Joan) DeSalvo, Pueblo. Predeceased by his brother, Don DeSalvo; and survived by sisters-in-law, Henrietta DeSalvo, Dorothy Piatek and Juanita Swartz, and a brother-in-law, Carl (Velma) Piatek. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and his aunt, Josephine Vella. Member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and the Southern Colorado Mustang Club. Mr. DeSalvo was a self-employed barber for the past 25 years. He barbered at several Pueblo locations, most notably, Jack's Barber Shop on Fifth Street. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved antique car shows. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Prayer service, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends at the church after the evening service and after the cemetery committal. In lieu of food, memorials may be made to either the Diabetes Foundation or to the Kidney Transplant Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

DeSalvo, Jennie
Jennie DeSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2005 - Jennie DeSalvo, 89, born June 24, 1915, passed away Feb. 10, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Tony DeSalvo; and brothers, Joe, Jasper and Mike Maurello. Survived by her daughters, Marilyn Walter and Phyllis Gardner; grandchildren, Robert Walter, Stacie (Joe) Martellaro, Slade Walter and Trina Gardner; and great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jillian Martellaro. Also survived by sisters, Mary Lamano and Bernice Spera; sisters-in-law, Mae and Rose Maurello, Angela Biondi and Mary DeSalvo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jennie retired from the Dietary Department at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in 1977. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jennie was a warm and caring person and will be remembered for her kindness and nurturing nature. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption parish and Altar Society and Mother Cabrini Society. She loved to dance at the Eagles Lodge with her husband. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Jennie's memory.

DeSalvo, Mamie
Mamie DeSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - Memoriam - In memory of Mamie DeSalvo who passed away three years ago today, February 14, (1941). (verse) Sadly missed by Sister and DeMarco and Danna families.

DeSalvo, Mary
Mary DeSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2006 - Mary DeSalvo, 85, departed the earth on July 24, 2006, to go home to her family and the Lord. She will be deeply missed by her beloved son, Carl A. DeSalvo; daughters, Mayre Lynn (Dave) Schmit and Brenda J. (Joseph) Amendolare; grandsons, Brad Schmit, Joseph A. Amendolare and Christopher Amendolare; granddaughter, Jennica Schmit; brother, Joseph Cortese; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greeted at the gates of Heaven by her parents, Saverio and Lorenza Cortese; husband, Anthony "Brownie" DeSalvo; sisters, Lucille Kaim, Jane Giarratano; brothers, Tony and Fred Cortese. Mary, a lifelong Pueblo resident, was born on Jan. 6, 1921. She was employed at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot during World War II. She was a loving mother and wife, and was devoted to her family. She greeted everyone with a lovely smile and was loved by everyone she knew. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2006, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary DeSalvo to "Special Olympics of Colorado," 410 17th St., Suite 200, Denver, CO, 80202.

DeSalvo, Tony
Tony DeSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2002 - Age 90, born June 20, 1911, passed away Feb. 12, 2002. Mr. DeSalvo is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jennie DeSalvo; and daughters, Phyllis Gardner and Marilyn Walter. Grandfather of Robert Walter, Stacie (Joe) Martellaro, Slade Walter and Trina Gardner; and great-grandfather of Jenna Martellaro. Also survived by his sister, Angela Biondi; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Henry DeSalvo; and sisters, Carmella Bucciarelli and Edith Highnote. Tony retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1975 after 33 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church parish, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and the Protective and Fidelity Lodge. Tony loved music and dancing, working in his garden, taking long walks, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren and his family. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at the church 9:30 a.m. Friday.

DeSalvo, Vivian E.
Vivian E. DeSalvo – Pueblo Chieftain – September 26, 2006 - Vivian E. (Giannetto) DeSalvo, 85, born March 19, 1921, passed away Sept. 24, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Josephine Giannetto; brother, Sam Giannetto; sisters, Josephine Giarratano and Vita Giannetto. Survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph; sons, Nick (Joan) DeSalvo and Frank DeSalvo; and grandchildren, Evie DeSalvo, Joseph C. (Misty) DeSalvo, Domoni (Randy) Toler, Nicole (Jeff) Guerra and Anthony DeSalvo; also survived by nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Giannetto and Phillip (Shirley) Giannetto; special friend, Georgia Ann Boone; special niece, Josephine Miranda, Los Angeles, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Vivian loved cooking, children and most of all she loved her family. She was a cook for St. Leander Church and Pueblo Catholic High School and worked 11 years for Dolly Madison. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, St. Pius X Church. Entombment, Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, in care of the funeral home office.

DeSantis, Dominic
Dominic DeSantis - Denver Rocky Mountain News - April 30, 2000 - Dominic DeSantis, 70, of Louisville died April 24. Services were April 27. Mr. DeSantis was born in Farr on Sept. 14, 1929. He married Delores Bauer, 1958. He was an Administrator with Boulder County public schools. He enjoyed golf. Survivors include brothers Dean of Lakewood, Louis of Arvada; sisters Doris Wislow of Louisville, Violet Varing of Lafayette, Elaine Biella of Montrose; daughters Glenda McKeand of Ohio, Brenda Brachais of California; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Desantis, Luciano
Luciano Desantis – Aspen Democrat – December 9, 1903 – Strikers Attack Strike-Breakers – Several Shots Fired and One is Wounded – Several Volleys Exchanged Between the Deputies and Strikers in Which the Coal Miners Get the Worst of it – A Probable Summer Story to Get the Troops to Trinidad – Trinidad, Colo., Dec. 8 – Four Italian strike-breakers being conducted in a wagon from Berwind to Primero in the Las Animas county field, by Tom Jennings, were fired on from ambush between 5 and 6 o'clock last evening one mile north of Primero. One of the strike-breakers, it is claimed, was hit in the foot and one of the mules attached to the wagon was killed. After the first volley Jennings and his companions jumped from the wagon and escaped to the hills. All are now in Primero. Jennings twisted his ankle in jumping from the wagon. The news of the alleged ambuscade was brought to Primero by one of the strike-breakers and orders were telephoned Segundo to have guards and deputies placed on all roads leading to and from that place. Segundo and Primero are located two miles apart. At 9 o'clock, a party of six deputies met eight foreigners marching to Segundo from the direction in which the ambuscade is said to have taken place – the deputies, it is alleged, ordered the marchers to halt and were answered by a volley of bullets from rifles and shotguns. The deputies then fired killing one man, fatally wounding two others, and seriously a fourth. The dead man in Luciano Desantis. The fatally wounded are J. Velano and B. Dandi. The third wounded man refuses to tell his name. Union officials in Trinidad have begun an independent investigation. They are inclined to believe the truth has not been wholly told regarding the ambuscade or the killing of the strikers by the deputies. They are inclined to think that extreme measures are being adopted by the coal companies to force Governor Peabody to fill the district with troops. Telluride Journal – December 10, 1903 – Rioting at Trinidad – Strikers Ambuscade a Body of Guards and One Man is Killed and Three Wounded – Trinidad, Dec. 8 – As a result of last night's battle at the coke ovens at Segundo between strikers and guards, one striker is dead and three injured, two fatally. The men are all Italians and Sicilians. The battle was the direct result of an attack on Jennings' party of non-union men, who were ambushed on their way to Primero. The party was being brought to Primero by Jennings, who is a brother of the Superintendent of the C. F. & I. mines at Berwind, to work in the Camp mines at Primero. They were being led across the country from Berwind when ambushed. The news of the ambuscade quickly spread and armed guards from Segundo and Primero hastened to cut off all trails and roads leading into the old town of Segundo, where the disorderly element of the strikers live. The guards noticed several men approaching from the hills in the direction of the ambuscade. On being ordered to halt the strikers opened fire. The guards returned the volley and several strikers were seen to fall. Three of the number escaped. None of the guards were wounded. The whole country has been aroused by the conflict of the opposing elements, and it is expected troops will be asked for. The dead man has been identified as Luana Desantias. The fatally injured are Jose Velano and Benedotti Bandi. The third man wounded refuses to give his name. Union officials here declare the ambuscade and subsequent killing of the strikers is a part of the extreme measures adopted by the coal companies to induce the Governor to send troops to the district. Durango Democrat – December 11, 1903 – Follow Comrads (sp) To Last Abode – Huge Outpouring of Miners at the Funeral of the Dead Strikers – All Peace and Quiet – Trinidad, Dec. 10 – Nearly 2,000 union miners participated in the double funeral of Velasco and Desantis, the miners who were killed at Segundo Monday night in a fight with guards which was held here this afternoon. No trouble of any kind occurred and soon after the funeral all the miners quietly dispersed and went to their homes. The funeral was the largest in point of attendance ever seen here. [Note: I was unable to verify the actual names, so I took my best guess, based on all of the articles. I searched online in vain for the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.]

Desantos, Camilla
Camilla Desantos – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Camilla Desantos is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Camilla Desantos: Italian, age 44, married with two surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Desantos, Orazio
Orazio Desantos – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Orazio Desantos is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Orazio Desantos: Italian, age 44, married with four surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

DeSantos, Pauline Marie
Pauline Marie DeSantos - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1997 - Pauline Marie DeSantos, age 77, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Oct. 31, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jess DeSantos, in 1988, and sons, Everett and Gerald DeSantos. Survived by children, Leonard (Gloria) DeSantos of California, Joyce (Harold) Schultes, Littleton, Colo., James (Barbara) DeSantos and Fred DeSantos, all of Pueblo, Colo., Edward (Marie) DeSantos, Jeraldine (Steve) Garbiso and Paul (Arlene) DeSantos, all of Denver, Colo. Also survived by a special granddaughter, Pauline Zapata, Littleton, Colo. - 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Inunrment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and will receive friends and relatives at 1445 Stone Ave.

Desantos, Raffael
Raffael Desantos – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Raffael Desantos is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Raffael Desantos: Italian, age 45, married with four surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Desdions, Beatrice Ruth
Beatrice Ruth (Huskin, Martin) Desdions - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2001 - Beatrice Ruth (Huskin, Martin) Desdions, passed away on May 27, 2001. She was born on Jan. 12, 1919, in Harriman, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, John C. Desdions; daughters, Shirley Counts, Yvonne Shoush, Sharron Andersen, Lynda (Roger) Ward, Darlene (Dave) Cerise and Dawn (Don) Cortese; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Ralph (Janet) Huskin. She was a member of Radiant Assembly of God Church in Colorado Springs. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. today, May 29, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave. Interment at 3:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colo. A special thanks to the caregivers and friends of Ruth.

Desdions, John C.
John C. Desdions - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 17, 2007 - John C. Desdions, 89, born on May 4, 1918 in Geneva, Switzerland and went to join his loving wife of 30 yrs, Ruth on October 14, 2007 in Pueblo, CO. John is survived by one daughter, six step-daughters, four son-in-laws, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother and sister-in law. John was formally of Colorado Springs where he was a member of Radiant Assembly of God Church as well as Praise Assembly of God Church in Pueblo. He was a pilot during the French War and he enjoyed oil painting, wood crafting and he was truly a "Jack of all Trades." John's family would like to thank the staff of University Park Care Center for their caring ways. Viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., today at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave, Pueblo, CO. Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO.

Desdions, Ruth B.
Ruth B. (Huskin-Martin) Desdions - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 29, 2001 - Mrs. Ruth B. Desdions, 82, died May 27, 2001, at a hospital in Pueblo. She was a nurse at Colorado State Hospital. Mrs. Desdions was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Harriman, Tenn., to James and Fannie Huskin. She was married Aug. 7, 1976, to John C. Desdions. Mrs. Desdions is survived by her husband; six daughters, Shirley Counts, Yvonne Shoush, Sharon Andersen, Lynda Ward, Darlene Cerise and Dawn Cortese; a brother, Ralph Huskin; 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at TG McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, (719) 543-5611, who is handling arrangements. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Praise Assembly of God Church, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pikes Peak Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road.

DeShell, Frances
Frances DeShell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2005 - Frances DeShell, 83, born May 24, 1921, passed away Feb. 10, 2005. Survived by her husband, Joseph DeShell "Frank Fruscella"; and son, Jeffrey (Elisabeth Sheffield) DeShell. Preceded in death by her brother, Lowell Patterson. A teacher who influenced many, Frances DeShell taught for over 30 years at Lakeview and Beulah Heights Elementary schools. She was a good mother and a good neighbor. Frances also was a gardener who loved her roses. Born in Barry, Ill., Mrs. DeShell taught school in Illinois and Nevada, before moving to Pueblo with her husband, Joseph, in the late 1950s. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

DeSiata, Louise Julia
Louise Julia De Siata - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2006 - Louise Julia De Siata, 89, born March 20, 1917, in Seymour, Ind., to Herman Bosse and Emma Schmidt Bosse, passed away May 22, 2006. In 1923, the family moved to Sheboygan, Wis. Louise graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1935. After graduation, she enrolled in nurses training at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. In 1941, she met and married Edward De Siata on April 20, 1941. They had two children, a daughter born in 1942 and a son born in 1945. Louise was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was in charge of the Cradle Roll for many years. She was a member of the Altar Guild, Good Shepherd, Bible Study Groups and enjoyed quilting in the church basement on Wednesday mornings. She also was a member of Nurses Alumni. Survived by her husband of 65 years; children, Bud (Chris) De Siata of Pueblo and Margaret (Gary) Reimer of Meridian, Idaho; four grandchildren, Tim De Siata and Rod De Siata, Kathy (Joe) Blades and Rochelle (Randy) Angevine; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Agnes Kern of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Margaret Williams. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2006, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with Pastor Randy Bolt officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

DeSiato, Felix
Felix DeSiato - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Felix DeSiato, 101, of Pueblo, Colo., born on Nov. 2, 1902, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Josephine; brothers, Angelo, Charles and twin brother, Dominic; sisters, Mary DeNiro and Carmella Perrotta. Survived by his daughter, Jodene (Dr. James) Parlapiano; granddaughter, Leanne (Nick) Maglia; great-granddaughters, Katie, Emily and Ali Maglia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Felix retired from the CF&I in 1967 after 49 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary Parish and Elks Lodge No. 90. Many knew him by his walks all over town. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Felix's name. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

DeSiato, Josephine
Josephine DeSiato - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Josephine DeSiato, 94, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 5, 1999. She was born March 22, 1905, in the mining town of Delaqua, Colo. She was one of the last survivors of the Ludlow Massacre; in which her father was killed. Josephine was a member of St. Mary's Parish for many years. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Katherine Poletti, Ann Martise and Irene King; and her brothers, Lou Bartlow, Fred Bartlow and Marcello Micheli. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Felix DeSiato; daughter, Jodene (Dr. James) Parlapiano; granddaughter, Leanne (Nick) Maglia; great-grandchildren, Katie, Emily and Ali and numerous nieces and nephews. A recitation of the rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rose Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main No. 418, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

DeSimone, Peter
Peter "Pete" DeSimone - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1998 - Peter Pete" DeSimone, Pueblo resident for the past 54 years passed away Aug. 7, 1998. Mr. DeSimone is preceded in death by his wife, Connie, in 1990. Retired from the Pueblo City-County Health Department in 1980 and was a member of Eagles Lodge Aerie No. 145. Survived by one daughter, Rita Ann (John) Poole, and granddaughters, Nina S. Poole and Lynn M. Poole, all of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Felice, Mary Moroney and Ellen Moroney, all of Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, Christ the King Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make a contribution to Vision 2005, Christ the King Church, in memory of Mr. DeSimone. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday.

DesVoignes, Richard D.
Richard D. DesVoignes - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2003 - Richard D. DesVoignes, 45, passed away May 17, 2003. Survived by his wife, Debra McDowell, of the family home in Colorado City; mother, Lois DesVoignes, St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter, Kelly VanOflen, Kentwood, Mich.; stepchildren, Trisha and Jake McDowell, both of Pueblo, and Jed McDowell, Penrose; brothers, Robert and James DesVoignes, both from St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Caitlin Jo and Jacob Fisher; parents-in-law, Darla and Fred Kettering, Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Dale DesVoignes; and sister, Susie. Rick was born Jan. 29, 1958, in Grand Rapids, Mich. He worked as a fireplace installer for Stock Lumber Co. in Pueblo West. Rick loved riding his Harley and was a jack of all trades including building construction and mechanics. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 until 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9 until 11 a.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Steve Steff officiating. Interment will follow at Colorado City Cemetery. .

DeTello, Antonio C.
Antonio C. De Tello – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 2006 - Antonio C. De Tello (Tony), 77, born Nov. 12, 1928, began his eternal life in Heaven on Sept. 10, 2006. Survived by his brother, Emilio (Flora) De Tello of Pueblo; nephew, Ray (Florie) De Tello of Pueblo; niece, Barbara Piazza of Pueblo; niece, Frances (Sid) Gabel of Ariz.; niece, Betty (Larry) Martinez of Ariz.; nephew, Ted (Anita) De Tello of Hawaii. We thank all the people that have shown their kindness to uncle and appreciate all that have blessed him with your friendship, fellowship and services. Uncle Tony was a saved believer and was especially fond of his niece Anita, brother Junior and sister-in-law Flora. He was especially thankful for the personal care and love he received from his family. He was a member of and attended St. Joseph Parish in Pueblo and Trinity Community Church in Hawaii.

DeTurk, Scott D.
Scott D. DeTurk – Pueblo Chieftain – August 22, 2006 - Scott D. DeTurk, 82, of Nogales, Ariz. passed away peacefully on May 24, 2006 in a Tucson hospital. He was hospitalized with a broken leg and subsequently developed complications. Scott earned his bachelor's degree at Wayne University prior to playing in the army band for 2 years. He then earned his master's degree in music education at the University of Michigan where he met his wife of 33 years, Dorothea, of Pueblo. Scott taught music for 8 years in the District 60 school system and then became part owner of Blue Flame Gas in Pueblo until 1979 when he moved to Detroit, Mich. From there he moved to Punta Gorda, Fla. before settling for the past 12 years in Nogales. He is survived by his three children: Scott (Kristine) of San Raphael, Calif.; Randy (Denise) of Salida, Colo.; and Debi (Bob) of Monument, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Nicole and Ryan.

DeVan, Betty Marie
Betty Marie (Currington) DeVan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2004 - Betty Marie (Currington) DeVan departed this life on Feb. 6, 2004. Betty, 65, was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Pueblo, Colo., to the union of William and Evelyn A. Currington. Betty retired from CMHIP. She loved to cook and was a very good cook. She also enjoyed fishing. Betty was a loving and caring person. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory her very special friend, Melvin Trice III; three sons, Guy Vernon Rowe, Josh Anthony Rowe (Glenda), and Leroy DeVan. She also leaves behind several grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, three sisters-in-law, and many friends. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor John W. Richardson Jr. officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Repass in Coles Fellowship Hall at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

DeVan, Clorinda J.
Clorinda J. DeVan - Huerfano World - December 5, 2002 - Clorinda J. DeVan passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside on Dec. 2, 2002. Born in Maitland June 12, 1924 to the late Antonio and Tomasita Espinoza, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everette C. DeVan and her sister, Consuelo Aguirre. She is survived by sisters, Evangelina (Roger) Santistevan, Lydia Devan and Scholastica Sandoval; brothers, Antonio (Barbara) Espinoza Jr. and Bernard (Vera) Espinoza. Also survived by children, Darlene (Leroy) Hunter, Irene (Sam) Casados, Emma J. Ferguson, Benedict (Joyce) Aguirre, Everette C. (Kathy) DeVan Jr., Anthony DeVan, Joseph (Susan) DeVan, Patricia (Samuel) Pacheco, Cynthia (Joe) Gonzales, Donald DeVan and Veronica DeVan; 19 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Rosary Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., funeral mass, Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m., both at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial in North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

DeVan, Edgar C.
Edgar C. DeVan Jr. - Huerfano World - August 17, 1989 - Edgar Carl DeVan Jr. 71, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1989, at his home after a lengthy illness. Born June 18, 1918 in Culps, Ill, he and his family moved to Iowa where he was reared. In 1937, he moved to Ravenwood Coal Camp near Walsenburg. In 1939, he worked in the CCC Camp in El Paso, TX. On May 31, 1941, he married Lucy Brannon. They lived in Ravenwood for several years, then moved to Walsenburg. He worked in many of the local area coal mines and in 1980, he retired from the Allen Mine after 27 years. Mr. DeVan had been ill with black lung since the 1970's and was diagnosed with lung cancer in February. He is survived by his wife, Lucy, of the family home; 12 children, Edgar C. DeVan, Walsenburg, Sheila Ann Bell, Vineland, NJ; Lucille Lena DeVan, Walsenburg; Ruth L. Coleman, Troy, MI; Shirley J. Hayes, Red Bank, NJ; Gladys Arthur, Walsenburg; Homer M. DeVan and William DeVan, Denver; Karen Marie McFadden, North Versaillas, PA; Joe Edward DeVan, Walsenburg; James G. DeVan, Denver and Deborah Lynn Inge, Aurora; two brothers, Ernest DeVan, Aurora and Homer DeVan, Albuquerque, NM; four sisters, Lena Hill and Lucille Murrell, Aurora; Shirley Ann Moore, Colorado Springs and Janie Davis, Aurora; 18 grandchildren, one great- grandson, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Devan, Everette
Everette C. Devan - Huerfano World - January 26, 1989 - Everette Charles DeVan, 62, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 25, 1989, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where he had been a patient about two weeks. Mr. DeVan had been in failing health the past nine years. Born in Zookspur, IA, Feb. 1, 1926, his family moved to the Walsenburg area where Mr. DeVan's father worked in the area coal mines. DeVan attended school here and then began working as a coal miner. He served in the Army two years and returned to Walsenburg. He married Clorinda J. Espinoza Aug. 14, 1954. He worked in the coal mines from 1953 to 1980 when he became disabled due to health. Mr. DeVan was a member of St. Mary Church and the United Coal Miners of America. Survivors include his wife, Clorinda, Walsenburg; eight children, Everette Henry DeVan, Kansas City, MO; SSgt. Everette DeVan Jr., Korea; Anthony DeVan, Patricia Pacheco and Veronica DeVan, Pueblo; Joseph DeVan, Denver; Cynthia DeVan, Walsenburg and Donald DeVan, Seattle, WA; four step-children, Darlene Hunter, Northglenn; Irene Casados, Garden City, KS; Emma Jane Fergueson, Denver and Benedict Aguirre, Gardner; seven brothers and sisters, Edgar DeVan, Walsenburg; Ernest DeVan, Lena Hill and Lucille Murrell, Aurora; Shirley Moore, Colorado Springs; Janie DeVan, Denver and Homer DeVan, Albuquerque, NM; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday from St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday from St. Mary. Burial with military honors and UMWA service will be in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

DeVan, Lucy
Lucy Sheila Ann DeVan - Huerfano World - March 1, 1990 - Lucy Sheila Ann DeVan, 67, of Walsenburg, died Monday, Feb. 26, 1990, in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo where she had been a patient. Born Jan. 19, 1923, in Ravenwood, to Walter and Lena Carter Dance Brannon, she lived in Ravenwood until around the age of 15 then moving to Walsenburg. She attended Walsenburg schools, graduating from Huerfano High School. On May 31, 1941 she married the late Edgar Carl DeVan Jr. Mrs. DeVan was an active Jehovah Witness. Mrs. DeVan is survived by 12 children, Edgar C. DeVan III, Walsenburg; Sheila Ann Belt, Vineland, NJ; Lucille Lena DeVan, Walsenburg; Ruth L. Coleman, Troy, MI; Shirley J. Hayes, Red Bank, NJ; Gladys Arthur, Walsenburg; Horner M. DeVan, Denver; William DeVan, Denver; Karen Marie McFadden, North Versailles, PA; Joe Edward DeVan, Walsenburg; James G. DeVan, Denver and Deborah Lynn Inge, North Lauderdale, FL; three brothers, Melvin Burress, Aurora, Lloyd Burress, Des Moines, IA and William Jack Riley, Brannon, Dallas, TX; a sister, Hattie Montez, Studio City, CA; 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service is at lO a.m. Monday, Mar. 5 from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

DeVencenty, Aldo R.
Aldo R. De Vencenty - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2000 - Aldo R. De Vencenty, born March 20,1925, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 23, 2000. Aldo was born in Pueblo, Colo., and attended Pleasant View School. Upon graduation, he volunteered in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he served aboard the USS Crosby in the South Pacific and later was honorably discharged. As a veteran, he was the past commander of the American League Post No. 203. Aldo and his brother, Joe, owned a construction company for several years before Aldo moved on to a supervisory role at Summit Brick and Tile, which he held for 20 years. He founded Allied Paving and Sealcoating in 1981 and retired in l990. His last 10 years he had spent enjoying his grandchildren and becoming a master winemaker. Survived by his wife of 47 years, Kay (Marino) De Vencenty. They were blessed with four children, Alene (Carl) Prutch, Rocky (Jamie) De Vencenty, Mark (Cathy) De Vencenty and John (Jerri) De Vencenty. Grandfather to nine grandchildren whom he adored and enjoyed to his last day, Brian and Zack Prutch, Brock and Natalia De Vencenty, Payton and Dominick De Vencenty, Angelo Dante and Katelin De Vencenty. Also survived by his sister, Althea (Pete) Bartolo, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by brother, Joseph De Vencenty, and parents, Dominick and Nellie (Salimeno) De Vencenty. He will forever be fondly remembered for his keen sense of humor, wit and genuine love of life. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 11 a.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family and friends will be received at the church following the funeral Mass. Services will conclude at the cemetery.

DeVencenty, Angelina
Angelina “Angie” M. DeVencenty - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2002 - Angelina “Angie” M. DeVencenty, 94, born July 15, 1908, passed away Nov. 9, 2002. Predeceased by her husband, Tom DeVencenty; and brother, Frank Tribioli. Survived by children, Florence M. (Joe) DiLuzio, Samuel J. (Toni) DeVencenty and Madaline (Johnny) Spaccamonti; grandchildren, Angela (Bobby) Parr, Randy (Debbie) DiLuzio, Kathy Jo DiLuzio, Michael Bouzos, Mary Ann Bouzos, Niko DeVencenty Bouzos, Katrina (Robert) Dankert, Thomas J. Spaccamonti; great-grandchildren, Carey (Greg) Moreschini, Christopher Parr, Chelse DiLuzio, Kayla DiLuzio and Robert Dankert III; two great-great-grandchildren, and nephew Tony Tribioli. Also by numerous friends she made at Life Care Center. Angelina was a member of Mother Cabrini Lodge, Sacred Heart Lodge, St. Theresa Lodge and was a Grey Lady at St.-Mary Corwin Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In farewell, she would wish “God Bless You.” Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in Angie's memory.

Devereaux, Dorothy
Dorothy Devereaux - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2000 - Dorothy Devereaux, 84, passed away Jan. 5, 2000. Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Evelyn Bruner; stepmother, Francis Bruner; brother-in-law, Donald D. Releford; and nephew, Harry Thomas Releford. Survived by her sister, Lucille Releford of Pueblo; niece, Kathy (Richard) Pryor of Aurora, Colo.; nephews, Dr. Richard (Elda Lee) Releford of Snohomish, Wash., Tom (Susan) Releford of New Hanover, N.J., and Donald L. (Jackie) Releford of Pueblo; special friends, Bernice Martinez and Rose Hernandez, both of Pueblo; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Dorothy was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Pueblo and was a waitress for many years at Patti's Restaurant. She will always be remembered and cherished for being a kind soul. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Mountain View Cemetery, with Rev. Mark Crates officiating.

Deverich, Katherine M.
Katherine M. "Kate" Deverich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1999 - Katherine M. "Kate" Deverich, 92, passed away Aug. 19, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Mike Deverich in 1960. Survived by her children, Rose Deverich and Michael (Eileen) Deverich, all of Pueblo. Grandmother of Michael (Lori) Deverich, Pueblo, Mary Kay (Kevin) Kelly, Austin, Texas, and John Deverich and Jacqueline Deverich, both of Vail, Colo. Great-grandmother of Jacob, Nicole and Megan Deverich and Michael Kelly. Preceded in death also by brothers, Jack and Nicholas Yengich- and sisters, Mary Stupar and Josephine Yengich. A longtime resident of Pueblo, Mrs. Deverich was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish and served as an officer for many years for the Croation Catholic Union and the Croation Fraternal Union. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Saturday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Friends may contact the family at 600 Linda Vista.

Devine, Joseph
Joseph Devine - Bayfield Blade - September 16, 1909 - Joseph Devine, marshal of Pryor, a mining camp, was shot and almost instantly killed by Michael Peyton, a miner. Peyton did not resist arrest and is now in jail.

Devins, Harry
Harry Devins - Basalt Journal - September 3, 1904 - Harry Devins, a young man seventeen years of age, was drowned in Horse Creek about eight miles north of Sugar City August 27th, He was watering a horse, when the animal plunged into the stream with him.

Devlin, Peter
Peter Devlin – Carbonate Chronicle – August 2, 1915 – Peter Devlin, a resident of Leadville who has been cared for recently at the Woodcroft sanatorium in Pueblo, died at that institution yesterday morning, according to word received here by Michael Nugent, his brother-in-law. He was 42 years old. Devlin, who was a miner here before the attack of insanity, was taken to the Woodcroft institution after being adjudged insane, July 22, 1909 (?). On the following March 19 he was given into the custody of Michael Nugent when his mental condition had much improved, and until a few weeks ago when his condition again became serious, he had lived with the Nugents here. On June 16 he was retaken to the Woodcroft sanatorium when his state became aggravated again, an order for recommital having been given by the county court. His wife and three children are visiting relatives in Ireland. They will be notified of his death. Carbonate Chronicle – August 9, 1915 – Peter Devlin, who died in Pueblo, Saturday, July 31, was laid at rest yesterday morning in St. Joseph's cemetery, following services at the Church of the Annunciation at 9:30 at which many of his friends attended. The casket was open to view at the residence, 509 East Seventh street, at 9 o'clock, and there many sympathetic friends paid their respects also. At the church Father McCarty officiated, assisted by the Annunciation choir. Father McCarty sang the requiem high mass and gave a consoling address. The hymnal service was composed of two beautiful solos, “O Love Divine,” sung by Miss Harriet McLean, and “Face to Face,” by Mr. William F. Hennessy. Mr. Devlin had many friends in Leadville, and yesterday their respect was shown in many floral tributes which covered his casket. Mrs. Devlin, his wife, and four children were visiting in Ireland, his birthplace, when he was stricken by his last sickness. They reached New York at about the time he died on Saturday. They arrived in Leadville last Thursday night. The four children who survive with their mother are Lucille, aged 7; Dan, aged 6; Anna Mary, aged 4; and Edward, aged 8 months. Two brothers also survive. They are Frank Devlin, of Chicago, and Pat Devlin, who lives in Massachusetts. Mr. Devlin had lived in Leadville twelve years. During that time he had been employed as a miner.

DeVor, Joan M.
Joan M. DeVor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 1986 - Joan M. DeVor, 38, of Wiley, died Dec. 24, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Graveside service, 11 a.m., Saturday. Interment, McClave Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society.

DeVore, Etta Reed
Etta Reed DeVore - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - Etta Reed DeVore passed away May 18, 2001, in Pueblo. Miss DeVore was born in Pueblo on May 30, 1918, and attended Pueblo schools. She graduated from Central High School in 1936 and from American Business College, where she taught several courses, in Pueblo in 1938. She also attended Pueblo Junior College, Pueblo College and Southern Colorado State College. After 36 1/2 years of employment with Mountain Bell, she retired on July 31, 1975. Etta was a member of the Broadway Christian Church, Southern Colorado Life Member Club-Telephone Pioneers of America, Life member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 O.E.S. She was selected secretary of the year in 1959 by the Kachina Chapter National Secretary Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert P. DeVore Sr. and Mary Pugh DeVore, who were Pueblo pioneers since 1883. Also, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Albert P. DeVore Jr. and Gordon Kenneth DeVore; three sisters, Emily Simmons, Dorothy DeVore and Edwina Wattles. Her survivors include her brother, Robert W. (Neva) DeVore of Arizona; several nieces and nephews. At her request, no public visitation. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Hal Hartman and Rev. Wayne Ward officiating. Private interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004.

DeVore, Phyllis
Phyllis (Hunter) DeVore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1997 - Phyllis (Hunter) DeVore passed away Oct. 11, 1997. Survived by brother, Duane (Arlene) Hunter, and nieces and nephews, Dr. Terry (Karen) Jenkins, Gregg (Kyle) Hunter, Kevin (Laura) Hunter and Mark (Colleen) Hunter. Service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, Tower of Memories Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Devorss, Katie
Katie Devorss - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1998 - Katie Devorss. Services, 11 a.m. today, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 970 Washington St., Rocky Ford. Burial in Sugar City Cemetery.

DeVries, John D. Sr.
John D. “Doc” DeVries, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2006 - John D. “Doc” DeVries, Sr., 60, passed away March 3, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Tom DeVries; grandparents, Frank M. and Flossie DeVries and John D. and Anna Butkovich. Doc is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Darlene; his sons, John D. Jr., Jason W., and Josh M. DeVries; granddaughter, Ashlyn Davis; siblings, Tom W. (Pat), Diane and Nancy DeVries; also survived by numerous other relatives, many close friends and CF&I co-workers. Doc worked and retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1997. He was an avid outdoorsman that loved animals, going to the mountains, drag racing, boating, fishing and golfing, just to name a few. Doc was an all-around guy who loved just about everything and anything! A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2006, with Rev. Ben Bacino officiating. In memory of John, donations may be made either to Pueblo Animal Welfare or to the Raptor Center through the funeral home office.

DeVries, Norma J.
Norma J. DeVries - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2004 - Norma J. DeVries. Sunrise Nov. 30, 1919; Sunset March 13, 2004. Norma was called home peacefully at her home with her family at her side. She is preceded in death by son-in-law, Bernie Montoya; and daughter, Emma DeVries. Norma leaves to cherish her daughter and long-term caregiver, Linda (Dr. Patrick) Timms, of the family home, Gladys (Tom) Sorg, Naomi Davidson, Eugene (Marion) and Ray Benavidez. Also survived by her grandchildren, Jeff (Dana), Bryan (Courtney), Kristal, Kyle Montoya, Matt Vigil, Patrick, Michael (Laura), Tim Sorg, Abigale (Aaron) Brown, Hope (Lee) Ranel and John Mark (Joy) Davidson; sister-in-law, Emma (Eugene) Herman; great-grandchildren, Tamara Sorg, Rayanna, Timothy, Mark Ranel, Andrew, Micah and Israel Davidson. Norma attended Family Worship Center and was active in the Singles Ministry friends: Cynthia Martinez, Cindy Brown, Bonnie Miller, Judy Morley, Larry Buckholz, Phyllis Hawk, Pastor David, Charissa Smith and John and Elaine Padilla. Her special "babies," Micah, Juda Harrington and Darian Montoya. Norma had a zest for life. She was the last living of her siblings. At her request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Family Worship Center, 810 W. Fourth Street.

Dewaine, Charles
Charles Dewaine - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1947 - Charles Dewaine, of Fulton Heights died Wednesday morning at a local hospital. Announcement of services later.

Dewald, Edna M.
Edna M. Dewald - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2000 - Edna M. Dewald, 76, born Jan. 25, 1924, in Pitcher, Okla., passed away Aug. 16, 2000. Survived by children, Ruth (Hud) Hyatt of Las Animas, Roberta (Mike) Bonneau of Arizona, Gretchen (Cecil) Wear of Canon City, Kenneth (Cathy) Dewald of Georgia; 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille (Tuck) Mills, Doris Thomas and Betty (Ralph) Chapman. Viewing Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Funeral service Monday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Robert Smith officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

DeWalt, Walter W.
Walter W. DeWalt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 5, 1951 - Walter W. DeWalt of 1801 W. 21st, died April 4. Brother of Mrs. Flora M. Depple of Janette, Pa. and Mrs. Ella McQuaid of Greensburg, Pa. Announcements later.

Dewar, Millie F.
Millie F. Dewar - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1987 - Millie F. Dewar, a Pueblo resident since 1979, passed away Nov. 25, 1987. Born Oct. 21, 1898, in Missouri, she is survived by Carroll (Gerald) Skelton of Pueblo, and James (Mary) Dewar of Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her husband, Samuel W. Dewar, in 1982. Services in care of Floral Hills Funeral Home, Blue Ridge and Gregory, Kansas City, Mo., 64133. Colorado Springs papers please copy.

DeWeese, Lee
Lee DeWeese - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1986 - Lee DeWeese, a Pueblo resident for many years, passed away Nov. 19, 1986. Mr. DeWeese was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Railroad Retirement Association. He retired from the Rio Grande Railroad in 1957. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary R. DeWeese, in 1983, and a grandson, Greg Wilson, in 1977. Survivors include one son, Billy H. (Lou) DeWeese of Denver; five daughters, Rosalie (Dennis) Shirley of Tacoma, Wash., and Jeanne Moore, L. Lorraine (Jerry) Wilson, Christine Parks and Marion (Thurman) Pendleton, all of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray and Frank DeWeese of Sherman, Texas; two sisters, Esther Lobb of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Beulah Crump of Garland, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Louis Harvey of Tabernacle Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens, The family may be contacted at 120 W. 13th.

DeWeese, Opal L.
Opal L. DeWeese - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1998 - Opal L. DeWeese, died Nov. 24, 1998. Opal was born Nov. 17, 1909, in Mindenmines, Mo. Her parents were early pioneers in the Arkansas Valley. She attended schools in Ordway. She married Nolan R. DeWeese in La Junta, who precedes her in death. They were married 51 years. Mrs. DeWeese worked for 27 years for Ward Transport Company in Pueblo. After retiring she moved to San Mateo, Calif., and resided there for the past 10 years. Survived by two sons, John Nolan DeWeese, Colorado City, Noel R. DeWeese, Greer, S.C. - daughter, Frances L. Shipley of San Mateo, Calif. - nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A service will be held in her honor at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at The First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo, Pueblo. Memorial donations in her name may be made to The First of God, Women's Society Special Projects.

DeWell, Laurence W.
Laurence W. DeWell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Laurence W. DeWell passed away on Dec. 23, 2003, in Pueblo. Larry was born June 5, 1915, in Oregon and moved to Pueblo in 1973. Mr. DeWell was a veteran, having served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in April of 2003. His survivors include nieces and nephews, Catherine (John) King, Denise (Ray) Gobberg, Mike (Chris) Melo, Greg (Tammy) Lumpkin, John (Judy) Melo, Steve (Marilyn) Melo, David (Sandy) Melo and Tony (Susie) Melo; as well as several great nieces and nephews; and his caregivers, Edward K. Baros, Cori L. Gutierrez and Mary Anne Wood. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Larry will be interred near his wife in Taft, California at a later date.

DeWell, Mary Lucille
Mary Lucille Melo DeWell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2003 - Mary Lucille Melo DeWell went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2003. She was born Feb. 5, 1925, in California and moved to Pueblo in 1973. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Mary Melo; her brother, Gus Melo; and a sister, Virginia Lumpkin. Her survivors include her loving husband of 44 years, Laurence W. DeWell; nieces and nephews, Catherine (John) King, Denise (Ray) Gobberg, Mike (Chris) Melo, Greg (Tammy) Lumpkin, John (Judy) Melo, Steve (Marilyn) Melo, David (Sandy) Melo and Tony (Susie) Melo; as well as several great-nieces and -nephews. Funeral services and interment will be held in Taft, Calif., at a later date. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and asks that those wishing to do so make contributions in memory of Mary to the Humane Society.

Dewey, Chalmers B.
Chalmers B. Dewey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1986 - Chalmers B. Dewey, 82, died Friday of a long illness in Daurariscotta, Maine. Dewey was a Pueblo native, and a Centennial High School graduate. Survived by his sister, Mrs. Buena C. Osborne, 2509 Grand Ave; his wife; two sons; a daughter; and several grandchildren.

Dewey, Florence R.
Florence R. Dewey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1997 - Florence R. Dewey. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Rye, Colo. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye, Colo. Viewing 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Florence. (Notes in book: Ward B 78 C, Terry Golly, grandson. Mother of Mae Mead.)

DeWitt, Eldon J.
Eldon J. DeWitt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1987 - Eldon J. DeWitt was born May 17, 1894, in Burlington, Kan., and passed away April 26, 1987, in Pueblo. A resident of Pueblo since 1940. He was employed for many years by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Husband of Ruth A. DeWitt of the family home. Brother of Ruben DeWitt, Evan DeWitt, Grace Harrison and Lucy Wetzel. Father-in-law of Audrey Boysen. Also survived by four grandchildren. Predeceased by a son, John P. Boysen, in 1979. Services at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Nelson officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28.

DeWitt, Elmer Brown
Elmer Brown DeWitt - Yampa Leader - November 24, 1906 - The people of Yampa were surprised and shocked Wednesday by news of the death of E. B. DeWitt, who had been principal of the Yampa public school for two years before going to Minturn this year to assume charge of the school there. Prof. DeWitt went to Pueblo last week to undergo an operation for strangulated hernia. The operation was performed at the Red Cross hospital on Tuesday, but complications set in, resulting in his death two days later. The widow took the remains to Paris, Texas, where the parents of Mr. DeWitt reside, and where she expects to remain for the present. Elmer Brown DeWitt was an unusually well equipped educator and made an excellent record in Yampa, and at Buena Vista, where he taught before coming here. He had many friends in Yampa who sincerely regret his untimely demise, and whose hearts go out in sympathy to the wife and young son who are thus bereft of their protector.

DeWitt, James L.
James L. "Jim" DeWitt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2000 - James L. "Jim" DeWitt, 87, passed away Jan. 9, 2000. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today and until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.

DeWitt, Jennifer E.
Jennifer Elaine DeWitt - Huerfano World - October 24, 2002 - Jennifer Elaine DeWitt, 52, of Walsenburg, died Oct. 17 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Survived by her mother, Emily Montoya, of Walsenburg; father, Joe Gurule, Albuquerque, NM; brothers, sisters and family. Funeral was Wednesday at Romero Funeral Home in Pueblo. She will be sadly missed by her friends in Walsenburg.

Dewitt, Jonathan S.
Jonathan S. Dewitt – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 1901 – All that was mortal of Jonathan S. Dewitt, who passed away Wednesday, was laid to rest yesterday afternoon. A large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives followed the remains to their final resting place and silently mourned for the dead. The services were held at the home of the sister of the deceased, Mrs. Y. Smith, No. 39 block S. Rev. Edward P. Newton, pastor of Holy Trinity church and Rev. R. A. Chase, pastor of the Broadway Methodist church conducted the services which were most impressive. Mrs. Neugebauer furnished the vocal music. The floral offerings were many and very beautiful. W. C. Slawson, A. E. Hull and William B. McDowell acted as flower bearers. The pall bearers were E. S. Dodds, W. P. Swartz, E. F. Ford, C. G. Seelye, L. L. Johnson and Charles P. Draper. The funeral was largely attended, not only by friends of the deceased but by a large number of members of the A. O. U. W. of which the deceased was a member.

DeWolf, Harold Keith
Harold Keith DeWolf - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2006 - Harold Keith DeWolf died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006 in Loveland. Harold was born April 21, 1926 to Clyde and Gladys DeWolf in Wakeeney, Kan. Harold was a longtime Colorado resident. He lived and worked in Fremont and Custer County. He served in the Armed Services with the 42nd Rainbow Division in Europe during World War II. He was an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life. He was a life member of the VFW. Harold is survived by his brothers, Claude DeWolf and Hugh DeWolf, both of Ca–on City; children Larrie DeWolf (Jan), Loveland; William DeWolf of Lead, S.D.; Janine Work (Chris) of Silvercliff; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment of Ashes with Memorial Service will be held in the spring at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis. S. D. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Larimer County, 7604 Holland Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80525.

Dewsnap, Ruth
Ruth Genevieve Dewsnap – Pueblo Chieftain – September 06, 2006 - Ruth Genevieve Dewsnap, 79, passed away Sept. 3, 2006. Survived by her four children, William Dewsnap, Catherine Zadora-Heartsong, Suzi Terrell and Emily Grider; her sister, a Sister of Charity, Emily Phelan; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, and four brothers and a sister. Ruth was born to Eunice and Eugene Phelan on Dec. 1, 1926, in Flagstaff, Ariz. She worked at Bank of America for 25 years. She enjoyed being with her friends, shopping and working with crafts. Memorials in the name of Ruth Dewsnap may be made to the Wild West Cowboy Church, 1025 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Dey, Willisford
Willisford Dey - Akron Pioneer Press - January 30, 1903 - Pueblo Jan. 28 - Death Of Willisford Dey - Willisford Dey, one of the most prominent citizens of Pueblo, died yesterday morning at 8 o'clock at his home on Lake avenue. For several weeks he had been suffering from typhoid fever and on Monday complications set in and death resulted. Mr. Dey was president of the Colorado Real Estate Dealers Association, manager of the local Board of Underwriters and for two years had been President of the local Business Men's Association. He leaves a widow and three children.

Deyerle, Kathleen
Kathleen (Kay) Deyerle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2003 - Kathleen (Kay) Deyerle , 87, of Pueblo West, passed away Sept. 4, 2003. Served as a lumberjack in the British Land Army in WW II, where she met her husband, Paul. She came to this county as a war bride by ship in 1946 and the United States has been her home ever since. She was active in politics and belonged to the Pachyderm Club and the Steel City Republican Women. She is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Deyerle and 13 brothers and sisters. She is survived and sorely missed by her children, Michael (Sally) Flake of Surrey, England, Beth Smith of Pueblo West and Paul L. (Rose) Deyerle of Livingston, Mont., numerous grandchildren including Shannon (Larry) Brooks, Pueblo West, sisters-in-law Sue Daesch, Phyllis (Howard) Webb and Mary Frances (Don) Baker, along with many great-grandchildren nieces and nephew. Memorial service will be held at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblos West, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. 2003.

Dhonau, Ronald
Ronald Dhonau - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1997 - Ronald Dhonau, 46, passed away Oct. 11, 1997, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Irving, Texas.



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