The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Diaczuk, Maria
Maria Diaczuk - Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 1987 - Maria Diaczuk passed away Sept. 5, 1987. Survived by one daughter, Anna Chyr of Pueblo; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Dr. David Horton officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Diakas, John
John Diakas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: John Diakas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. John Diakas: Greek, age 23, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Dial, Pearle E.
Pearle E. Dial - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2002 - Pearle E. Dial passed away on Nov. 28, 2002, in Pueblo. She was born on April 22, 1920, in Goodland, Kan., and graduated from Fort Hays State University. She married Reverend Bill Dial in 1945, and together they worked in the following communities in Kansas until their retirement in 1988: Wellington, Buttermilk, Manter, Burdette, Kinsley, Wichita, Ulysses, Hays, Garden City and Dighton. Mrs. Dial also served as Associate Director of the Wesley Foundation in Hays and as Director of Young People at Trinity Church in Wichita. During the 1980s she served as Executive Director of the Western Kansas Mexican American Ministries and as Charter Trustee of the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. She moved to Rye, Colo., in 1988. Pearle is survived by her husband, Bill; a sister, Bernice DeFries, of Goodland, Kan.; her children, Craig and Karen Dial, of Hazard, Ky., Keith and Joyce Dial, of Wichita, Kan., Jolene and William Davis, of Athens, Ga., and Jeanette and Les Kuhns, of Topeka, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Snowbarger, of Baldwin, Kan.; and her sister, Blanche Fors, of Bethesda, Md. Private interment will take place in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye. A memorial service will be held in the Home United Methodist Church in Rye on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church following the service. Contributions for memorials may be sent to Western Kansas Mexican American Ministries, Box 766, Garden City, KS 67846, marked for The Dial Endowment.

Diana, Mary
Mary Diana – Pueblo Chieftain – September 11, 2006 - Mary Diana, 84, passed away Sept. 8, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Diana; parents, James and Nellie DeNardo; two sisters, Christine Coffee and Mayme Perko; and her brother, Louis DeNardo. Survived by her son, George (Ellen) DeNardo, Denver; three grandchildren; sister, Rose Savoy, Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and by her primary caregiver and great-nephew, Gary Foss of Pueblo. She is also survived by her loving companions, Angel and Casey. Mary was a member of Holy Family Parish and Ladies Fidelity Lodge No. 7, KSKJ. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Diaz, Celestina M.
Celestina M. Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2002 - Celestina M. Diaz, 75, of Pueblo, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 20, 2002, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene E. Diaz, and is survived by 20 children, 62 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. Vigil service will be at 6 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church, Rocky Ford. Interment at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Diaz, Frances
Frances Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2000 - Frances Diaz, 78, a homemaker, passed away May 23, 2000. Born Oct. 4, 1921, in Durango, Mexico, she came to Pueblo with her family at the age of 2. Preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Micaela Diaz Sr.; son, Daniel Anthony Montez; brother, Felipe Diaz Jr.; sister, Secorro Gomes. Survived by her friend and faithful companion, Donald Lee Guffey; children, Monte Montez Jr., Eileen Verhelst; siblings, Carmen Anderson, Cecelia "Peps" Maravilla, Nellie (Ted) Lopez Sr., Josephine Vaquera, Mary A. (Gilbert) Baca, Vera Martin, Daniel Diaz, Arthur Diaz, J. Robert (Carol) Diaz; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, other relatives and friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, noon until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas Hinni, C.M., celebrant. At Mrs. Diaz's request, cremation following the Mass.

Diaz, Joe
Joe Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1986 - Joe Diaz, 1316 E. First, June 2, 1986. Husband of Senaida Diaz. Father of David (Darla) Diaz, Michael (Nadine) Diaz, Carl Diaz, and Debbie Diaz, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Amber Diaz, Pueblo. Brother of Ray (Liz) Diaz, California; Angie (Tom) Trujillo, Colorado Springs; Cecelia Florez, Pueblo; Connie (Pete) Valdez, Denver, and Eliosa Twiss, Denver. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Preceded in death by his parents, Rafael and Isabel Diaz, and a sister, Lola Abeyta. He was a retired fork lift operator for AP Green Refractories. Member of St. Leander Parish. Services, St. Leander Church: Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial.

Diaz, Joseph P.
Diaz, Joseph (Joe) P. Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1997 - Joseph (Joe) P. Diaz, passed away Nov. 4, 1997. Preceded in death by his father, Phil Diaz Jr. Survived by his children, Joe Jr. and Jeannie Diaz- mother, Lucy Diaz- brothers, Richard (Vivian), Jim and Larry (Irene) Diaz- grandmother, Micaela Diaz- two grandchildren- and numerous family and friends. Joe was a veteran of the Vietnam War, receiving numerous honors and medals including the Purple Heart. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Church. Inurnment will follow at Imperial Cemetery with the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. A reception will follow at Imperial Reception Hall following the services.

Diaz, Larry Joe
Larry Joe Diaz – Pueblo Chieftain – October 1, 2006 - Larry Joe Diaz, 66, passed away Sept. 29, 2006. Survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Dora Diaz; daughter, Judy (Charles) Zolman, Plainville, Kan.; siblings, Sam (Susan) Diaz, California, Ted (Myrna) Diaz, Rose (Manuel) Cornejo, Debbie (Abe) Aragon and Joann Escobedo, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Robbin (Chris) Pinelle, Amanda (Aaron) Love and Courtney (Logan) Legrand; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Martha Diaz; and sister, Maryann Segura. Larry was born Nov. 4, 1939, in Greeley, Colo. He and Dora were married Nov. 10, 1956, in Ca–on City. Larry retired in 1997 as a stucco contractor. He loved the outdoors and gardening, and was an avid Broncos fan. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at Kingdom Hall, 523 E. Pitkin Ave., with Ernesto Pino officiating. A reception will follow at 930 S. Santa Fe Ave. Those who desire may make memorials to Kingdom Hall direct or through the funeral home.

Diaz, Linda Sue
Linda Sue (Cook) Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1999 - Powell-Kuhns - Linda Sue (Cook) Diaz, 37, formerly of Las Animas, Colo., died in Pueblo on July 22, 1999 . She was born Jan. 24, 1962, in La Junta, Colo., the daughter of Samuel W. Cook and Betty Jean (Smith) McCullough. She was married to Joseph Roman Diaz. Survived by husband, Joseph- her parents- a son, Cory Joe Diaz- a daughter, Felicia Lee Diaz- sisters, Cheri (Kenny) Allard of Guymon, Okla., and Darla (David) Gonzales of Las Animas, Colo.- brothers, Samuel W. Cook Jr. of Las Vegas, N.M., Allen Cook of Perry, Okla., and Ronald (Beverly) Cook-grandmother, Frances D. Smith- stepmother, Lucille Cook- stepfather, Glen McCullough, all of Las Animas- and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the Las Animas Cemetery with Rev. Bob Coulson of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

Diaz, Manuel M.
Manuel M. Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2001 - Manuel M. Diaz, 86, born April 21, 1914, in Durango, Mexico, passed away Jan. 24, 2001. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years. Mary of the family home; sons, Tom of Englewood, Dave (Stacey) and Anthony of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Bernice Diaz of Denver; grandchildren, Craig of Grand Junction, Jason (Andrea) and Troy of Fort Collins, Scott of California, Stephen, Judi (Paul) Bonacquisti and David of Denver, Matthew, Aaron, Monica and Brianna of Pueblo; great-grandsons, Cameron and Brendan of Ft. Collins; brothers, Joaquin, Leo (Hope) and Joe, all of Pueblo, and Luther (Linda) of California, Richard of Mississippi; sisters, Elaine Cruz of Pueblo, Irene (Fred) of Northglenn, Sophie McIlwain of California; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Daria Leanos of Pueblo, Delfina Urrutia of California; brothers- in-law, Emilio (Sally) Urrutia and Max Apodaca, both of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Leopoldo and Concepcion Diaz; infant daughter, Virginia; son, Frank Diaz; and sister, Vera Apodaca. Manuel attended Pueblo schools and was employed at CF&I Steel for 36 years retiring in 1975 to become staff assistant to U.S. Congressman Frank Evans until 1979. He was also active in the Steelworkers Union Local 2102. His interest in community affairs led him to serve on several Boards and Commissions including Colorado Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Colorado State Board of Social Services, Board of Commissioners for the Pueblo Housing Authority, Board of Directors for Mt. Carmel Credit Union and the Chicano Democratic Caucus. In the political field and as a longtime Democrat, he served many years as precinct committeeman. In 1972, he was elected as an at-large delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Miami Beach, Fla. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Viewing, 8 to 5 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 12 p.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick Church in his memory.

Diaz, Maxine Veronica
Maxine Veronica Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2000 - Maxine Veronica Diaz, 52, departed to be with the Lord because of her faith in Jesus Christ. Preceded in death by her mother, Henrietta Lucero; and brothers, Larry and Gilbert Lucero. Survived by her husband of 31 years, Pastor Ron Diaz; sons, Larry (Kim) Diaz of Denver and Jared and Derek Diaz, of the family home; her father, Gilbert (Mary) Lucero; mother and father-in-law, Leo and Hope Diaz; sisters, Dolores Lusk, Annadene Lucero and Ginger (Brian) Aguirres; brothers, Del and Greg Lucero; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis (Judy) Diaz and Peggy (Tony) Armijo; grandchildren, Krystal, Deidra and Matthew Diaz; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Veronica is also survived by her beloved church family at New Life Bible Church. Veronica was a Sunday School teacher and AWANA youth group leader. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the Park Hill Baptist Church, 1302 E. Fifth St.

Diaz, Micaela L.
Micaela L. Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1999 - Micaela L. Diaz, 96, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on July 16, 1999 .Mrs. Diaz was a member of Our Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and St. Francis Xavier Parish. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Felipe Diaz, in 1979- son, Felipe "Phil" Diaz Jr.- and daughter, Socorro Gomes. She is survived by her loving family including daughters, Carmen Anderson, Frances (Don Guffy) Diaz, Celia Maravilla, Nellie (Ted) Lopez, Josephine (Jack McDaniels) Vaquera, Maria Amparo (Gilbert) Baca, Elvira (Al Garaventa) Martin-and daughter-in-law, Lucy Diaz- sons, Daniel, Arthur, J. Robert (Carol) Diaz-and sons-in-law, Robert Gomes and John Maravilla- brother, Daniel Lozoya, Mexico- numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and extended family. She was proud to have left a loving family of five living generations. Visitation at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday. Recitation of the rosary to be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 1999 , at St. Francis Xavier Church with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions maybe made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Mrs. Diaz.

Diaz, Patricia L.
Patricia L. Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2003 - Patricia L. Diaz, 75, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Ted Hoefer; her children, James (Shy) Sittler, Paulette Sittler, Augustin (Linda) Diaz-Rivera Jr., Linda Diaz Rivera Cleveland, Lucia (David) Forrest; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister; two brothers; and numerous other relatives and friends. Patricia's family will always remember her kindness and willingness to help anyone in need. She will always be extremely loved and missed by all who knew her. At her request, cremation has taken place.

Diaz, Pedro
Pedro Diaz – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Pedro Diaz is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Pedro Diaz: Mexican, age 26, married with no surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Diaz, Sam C.
Sam C. Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2004 - Sam C. Diaz, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2004, in El Paso, Texas. He was a faithful servant of Jehovah for 53 years. Preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann. Survived by his wife, Rosalia Diaz; children, Sam (Susan) Diaz, Woodland, Calif., Larry (Dora) Diaz, JoAnn Escobedo, Rosalie (Manuel) Cornejo, Ted (Myrna) Diaz, Debra (Abe) Aragon, all of Pueblo. Numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial Service, Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Nature Center Road. Paul Diaz officiating.

Diaz, Saveriano
Saveriano Diaz – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Saveriano Diaz is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Saveriano Diaz: Mexican, age 35, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Diaz, William James
William James Diaz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2003 - William James Diaz, 56, of Rye. Passed away Nov. 11, 2003. Born Sept. 30, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Theodore Diaz; brother, William Vargas. Survived by mother, Frances Algiene; brothers, Louis (Katherine) Diaz, John Diaz; sisters, Josephine Vigil, Virginia Archuleta, Barbara Brooke, Isabel (Bill) Thorne; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday; all at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the service.

DiBrito, Joseph A.
Joseph A. DiBrito - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1987 - Joseph A. DiBrito, 56, died Mon day, March 23. 1987, at his home, 2108 Comanche, after a lengthy illness. Mr. DiBrito was an active member of Christ the King Parish, Kiwanis Club and Elks, and had been employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad. He is survived by his wife Patricia, of the family home, and 11 children: Roger (Sharon), Missoula, Mont.; William (Michelle), Klamath Fails, Ore.; Monica (Tim), Klamath Falls; Deborah (Joe), Klamath Falls; Elizabeth (Dane), Salem, Ore.; Patricia (Dave), Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Denise (Dave), Fort Collins; Dominic (Kim), Fort Collins; Bernadette (Mark), Wichita, Kan.; and Christa and Mary Jo, both of the family home. Fifteen grandchildren also survive, as do two sisters and three brothers. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 7 . p.m. Thursday, and rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday, both at Christ the King Church, Horseshoe and Bonforte. Burial will follow the rosary at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe, Pueblo, Colo. 81001, or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 108 W. Orman, Pueblo, 81064.

Dice, Merris M.
Merris M. Dice - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2005 - Merris M. Dice, age 92, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005 at The Inn at Quail Haven Village. A Service of Death & Resurrection will be held at Southern Pines United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at 3 p.m. From 1957-1963 he was pastor of First Baptist Church, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorial gifts to: Southern Pines United Methodist Church, Youth Camp Scholarships, 175 Midland Road, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387 or Quail Haven Village, 155 Blake Boulevard, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374. Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.

Dichard, Shirley Irene
Shirley Irene Barnes Dichard - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2006 - Shirley Irene Barnes Dichard, 75, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 19, 2006, in Apache Junction, Ariz. Survived by her husband of 26 years, Lionel "Lefty" Dichard of the family home in Antonito, Colo.; children, Karen (Tucker) Bayless of Farmington, N.M., and Kevin (Sandi) Beer of Bakersfield, Calif.; and grandchildren, Nick Bayless, Ashley Tangemon and Jessica Tangemon. Shirley was born March 27, 1930, in Pueblo, graduated from Pueblo Central in 1948 and Pueblo Junior College in 1950. There will be no viewing or service.

DiChellis, Clara M.
Clara M. (Frlan) DiChellis - Trinidad Times Independent - June 22, 2008 - Clara M. (Frlan) DiChellis, 81, formerly of Trinidad, passed away June 8, 2008, in Pueblo. Clara, youngest child of Antonia and Joseph Frlan, was born in Cokedale Dec. 11, 1926. In addition to her parents, six brothers and four sisters, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John DiChellis. Clara retired from the research department at the Colorado State Hospital in 1971. As a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church, she was a member of the Altar Society and worked as a volunteer. In the past she was also an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and was a member of New Comers Club. Clara had an artistic flair, she was especially proud of her artwork which hangs prominently over a fireplace mantle in the Mullare Murphy Funeral Home. Clare was a loving, giving, classy lady who will be missed by those who loved her. Funeral Mass was held in Pueblo June 12 at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Interment was held June 13 in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, she requested memorial gifts be made to Holy Trinity Academy, though Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo CO 81003.

DiChellis, James
James DiChellis - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2002 - James DiChellis, 82, born in Koehler, N.M., passed away Nov. 25, 2002. Survived by aunt, Elsie Lumley; children, Keith David DiChellis, Deborah Fox, Mary (Dave Grahek) DiChellis, Peggy (Lt. Col. Ed) Browne, Joanna (Bill) Argys and John (Deb) DiChellis; nine grandchildren; numerous cousins, Julia Pace. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Angelina; brothers, Peter and John; sister, Louisa Marchiando; aunt, Florence Bonino. James attended Holy Trinity High School in Trinidad, was quarterback for the football team. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a corporal in the European Theater during WWII. James was shop foreman in Pueblo for W.K. Hurd Pontiac, W.A. Wills and Vidmar-Mathis. He will be remembered for his mechanical ability, generosity, sense of humor and love for his family. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from noon until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Interment at 3 p.m., Mount Calvary Cemetery, Raton, N.M.

Dichiazzo, Pietro
Pietro Dichiazzo – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Pietro Dichiazzo is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Pietro Dichiazzo: Italian, age 30, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. He is also listed in the database as Petro Dietuazzo. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Dick, Andrew
Andrew Dick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1957 - Andrew Dick, Walsenburg, died Tuesday at a local hospital. Husband of Mrs. Eva Dick of Walsenburg. [Editor's Note: Andrew Dick died November 26, 1957. Obituary is listed in World Independent, November 29, 1957, Page 1.]

Dick, Andrew Jr.
Sergeant Andrew Dick Jr. - Walsenburg World-Independent - May 22, 1946 - Dicks Get Word Of Death Of Son In Germany - Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dick Sr., of this city, have received official notification of the death of their son, Technical Sergeant Andrew Dick Jr., who has been on the “missing in action” list of the Army records since March 10, 1944. The notification came from Leon W. Johnson, Brigadier General, chief of the personnel services division U. S. Army Forces, Washington. Records of the AAF, General Johnson states, shows that Sgt. Dick's aircraft, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, exploded in midair and crashed near the village of Hungen, Germany, on Feb. 24, 1944. His body was interred in Hungen on Feb. 25. This town is 13 miles southeast of Giessen. This information was gathered from the translation of several volumes of captured German records, the letter states. Young Dick was inducted into the service on November 4, 1942, and was shipped overseas in November 11, 1943, where he was based in England. He was reported missing March 10, 1944. He was a gradate of Huerfano county high school, class of 1939, and took work at Barnes Business college, Denver and Angola Tri-State, Angola, Indiana, prior to his induction. Huerfano World - March 13, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1944: Staff Sgt. Andrew Dick Jr. was reported missing in action over Germany in a raid Feb. 24. Huerfano World - May 25, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1946: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dick Sr. have just received verification of the death of their son Tech. Sgt. Andrew Dick Jr., in Europe on Mar. 10, 1944.

Dick, Andrew Sr.
Andrew Dick Sr. - Huerfano World - November 30, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1957: Died, Andrew Dick, 75, a native of Pennsylvania who came to Walsenburg in 1885 with his parents George and Janet Dick.  His son Andrew Jr. was killed in Germany in 1944.  Survivors are his wife Eva, daughter Frances Janet Vucetich, brother John, sisters Catherine Chatin and Jean D. Phillips.

Dick, Charles L.
Charles L. Dick - Huerfano World – July 19, 1962 - Charles L. Dick Final Rites Held – Funeral services were held in Pasadena, Calif., last Thursday for Charles L. Dick, 61, a native of Rouse, who died of a heart attack at Long Beach, Calif., on July 10. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif. Mr. Dick was reared in Walsenburg and attended University of Colorado. After being a salesman for the Swift Packing Company, he went into business for himself. The deceased leaves three sons, Charles Warren Dick, Oklahoma City, Okla., Dean Dick, Long Beach, and Douglass Dick, Hawaii; four brothers, John R. Dick and George L. Dick, both of Walsenburg, James Dick, Denver, and William Dick, Long Beach; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence J. (smudged) and Mrs. Walter Edwards, Vista, Calif., and three grandchildren.

Dick, Hugh
Hugh Dick - Walsenburg World - July 30, 1928 - Hugh Dick Killed By Lightning at His Farm Near La Veta - Hugh Dick, employee of the Mutual Coal company, was struck and instantly killed by lightning at his farm near La Veta yesterday at 3:30. He is the third victim of lightning in the past two months. He was engaged in his work about the farm and when struck he was pitching hay into a wagon. According to reports the bolt struck the iron prongs of the fork and killed him instantly. Dick is survived by his wife and three children, Burial arrangements are being delayed until one of his sisters who is a nurse in Philadelphia arrives to attend the funeral. Benefiel's mortuary has charge. Walsenburg World- July 30, 1928 - Dick Funeral To Be Held Thursday - Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church at La Veta for Hugh Dick, nephew of James B. Dick of Walsenburg, who was killed yesterday by a bolt of lightning on his farm near La Veta. The funeral has been delayed pending the arrival of Mr. Dick's daughter from Altona, Pennsylvania. With Dick at the time of his death were Forest Bailey, who was knocked down and slightly hurt by the shock, his 8-year-old son who was unaffected by the bolt, and Hiram Reed, who was standing on the stack of hay from which Dick and others were pitching into a wagon, and who was knocked down. He was also unhurt, but all of the party are suffering considerably from the shock. Hugh Dick has been a well-known mining man in Huerfano County for many years.

Dick, James B. (Mrs.)
Mrs. James B. Dick - Huerfano World - May 7, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1930: Died, Mrs. James B. Dick, wife of the clerk at the Jewell mine; Anna Herlyck, daughter of Thomas Rogers; and Juan Francisco Martinez, 83, a resident here for the past 35 years. [Editor's Note: Mrs. James A. Dick died on or about April 25, 1930. Obituary is listed in World Independent, April 25, 1930, Page 1.]

Dick, Mary O'Brian
Mary O'Brien Dick - Walsenburg World - February 12, 1903 - Died at Walsenburg, Colorado, Saturday, February 7, 1903, Mrs. William Dick of pneumonia, aged 37 years, 9 months, and 8 days. Mrs. Dick's death came as a sudden blow to the husband and children, her sickness lasting but a scant seven days when the grim destroyer claimed her. The many friends and acquaintances of the family deeply grieve with the bereaved ones and extend to them their deepest sympathies. Mrs. Dick, whose maiden name was Miss Mary O'Brien, was born in England of Irish parents in 1865 and came to this country with her parents when a child and had lived in Walsenburg for the past 18 years. Fifteen years ago in May she was married to Mr. William Dick. She has one sister who is buried at Walsenburg and one sister living, Mrs. Albert Hausler, formerly of this place, and her mother who is living at Salt Lake City. She leaves her husband and four children, the oldest 13 years of age, the youngest 4 years old. Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church and a host of sympathizers were present both there and at the cemetery where the last sad rites were performed.

Dick, Robert
Robert Dick - Huerfano World - March 13, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Died, Robert Dick, 47, of pneumonia. He was the brother of William Dick who was murdered while carrying the payroll of Huerfano Trading Company. Surviving are brothers George, Andrew, James and John, and sisters Anna Elwell and Jane Strachan. [Editor's Note: Robert Dick died March 10, 1915. Obituary is listed Walsenburg World, March 10, 1915, Page 1, and World Independent, March 13, 1915, page 1.]

Dick, Robert
Robert Dick - Huerfano World - August 10, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1930: Robert Dick was killed by lightning near the same place his father was killed two years ago. [Editor's Note: Robert Dick died August 5, 1930. Obituary listed World Independent, August 8, 1930, Page 1.]

Dick, W. Eldon
W. Eldon Dick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2001 - W. Eldon Dick, 76, passed away April 25, 2001. At his request, there will be no viewing nor services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Dick, William
William Dick - Huerfano World - March 13, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Died, Robert Dick, 47, of pneumonia. He was the brother of William Dick who was murdered while carrying the payroll of Huerfano Trading Company. Surviving are brothers George, Andrew, James and John, and sisters Anna Elwell and Jane Strachan. [Editor's Note: William Dick died February 13, 1915. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, February 18, 1915, Page 1.] William Dick - Brandon Bell - February 19, 1915 - William Dick, a wealthy mining man, was shot and killed on the La Veta road, near Walsenburg, as he was taking $6,500 to the mines to pay the men.

Dickens, Charles
Charles Dickens - Brandon Bell - September 4, 1914 - Charles Dickens, one of Manitou's pioneers and proprietor of the “Old Curiosity Shop” there, died at a sanatorium in Pueblo. He was fifty-three. He had been in ill health for months, following a nervous breakdown.

Dickens, Leamon
Leamon Dickens - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2000 - Leamon Dickens, 48, passed away March 8, 2000. Survived by his wife, Joen R. Dickens; children, Leamon Robert Dickens, Jennifer Rene Dickens and Laura Jayne Dickens, all of the family home; brothers, Emanual Meyers of Colorado Springs, Richard Earl Sanford, Melvin Evans, Syvester Dickens, all of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and sisters, Cleo McCoy and Norma Jean Collins, both of Chicago, Ill. Leamon was born Oct. 9, 1951, in Grady, Ark. He was the manager of Furr's Cafeteria in Belmont. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service 11 a.m. Monday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Dickerson, C. L.
C. L. "Dick" Dickerson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1984 - C. L. "Dick" Dickerson. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel and graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Gunnison Cemetery.

Dickerson, Ethel
Ethel “Betty” Dickerson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2004 - Ethel “Betty” Dickerson, 86, and a native Puebloan passed away Feb. 25, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, W. Dale Dickerson, in 1995; parents, John and Ethel Dykes; sister, Gladys Jones; brothers, John R. Dykes II, Melvin “Mutt” Dykes and Kenneth Dykes. She is survived by her children, Charles R. (Carol) Dickerson, Wheatridge, Colo., and Bill (Virginia Mitzner) Dickerson, Colorado City; grandchildren, Delaney Jo Dickerson, Phoenix, Ariz., Shae (Eric) Dunton, Pueblo West, and Michelle Dale Dickerson, Colorado City; her sister, Verna Mae Philbin, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Evelyn Dykes, Rye, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends and family from Sharmar Assisted Living. She was the council treasurer for Sharmar Assisted Living Center, was very active in the PTA at Spann Elementary School, adult leader for the MYF Fellowship of Bethel United Methodist Church. Betty also was a den mother for the Cub and Boy Scouts Troop No. 2, and was a “taxi driver” for the Eastside Terrors Bantam Football team for both sons. She was an avid fisherwoman, Broncos fan and longtime bridge club member, as well as a member of the Railroad Auxiliary. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to noon Monday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2004; all to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Dickerson, Harold F.
Harold F. Dickerson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1986 - Harold F. Dickerson passed away at a local hospital Friday, Aug. 29, 1986. Survived by his wife, Ruth E. Dickerson; son, H. Douglas (Linda) Dickerson, and grandchildren, Michael and Misty Dickerson, all of Pueblo. Also survived by a sister, Mrs. Ruth Johnson, Pueblo; and a brother, Elmer Dickerson, Anaheim, Calif. Born Jan. 6, 1917, in Wyoming and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Mr. Dickerson graduated from the Capitol College of Pharmacy in 1938 and was the owner and operator of Potter Pharmacy in Pueblo for 32 years. Member of the VFW, life member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, the Pueblo County Pharmaceutical Association, and the Colorado Pharmaceutical Association. Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson were married Aug. 28, 1941, and had just celebrated their 45th anniversary. He will lie in state at the funeral home all day Sunday and Monday until 9 p.m. and until noon on Tuesday. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain View Cemetery with Dr. David Horton, pastor of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests no food or flowers and those who desire may contribute to the First Baptist Church Youth Ministry in memory of Mr. Dickerson.

Dickerson, Howard
Howard Dickerson - Yampa Leader - June 28, 1918 - Corp. Howard Dickerson, a former Colorado man, is reported dead from wounds received (paper is torn) ...attle in the casualty list issued in Washington. He enlisted in May, 1919, in Trinidad and went to France for active duty in the engineering corps in September. Pueblo Chieftain – June 23, 1918 – Walsen Boy's Name Among Those Dead – Denver, June 23 – Corporal Howard Dickerson, formerly of Walsen, Colo., a member of the engineering corps of the American overseas forces, is reported dead from wounds received in action. He enlisted in May, 1917, in Trinidad, and was sent to France for active duty in September. In a letter received by his cousin, Mrs. J. J. Lynch, of Walsen, sent on May 6, 1918, he said that the “work was hard and warm” but he made no mention of the fighting. This was the last letter received by his friends or relatives. Dickerson came to Walsen two years ago from working in the mines in the southern part of the state. At Walsen he worked as a machinist about the mines until May of last year. Six years ago he came to Colorado from Kansas, his birthplace. He was born in Pittsburg, Kas., twenty-six years ago, and received his education there. Mrs. J. J. Lynch, a cousin, is the only relative in Walsen. He has a father, but his whereabouts is unknown. Dickerson was a member of the Masonic order in Walsen and prominent in social circles.

Dickerson, Irene
Irene Dickerson - Tulsa World - July 15, 1997 - Irene Dickerson, 82, homemaker, formerly of Tulsa, died Saturday in Walsenburg, Colo. Services pending. Moore's Eastlawn.

Dickerson, Norvell
Norvell Dickerson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1998 - Norvell Dickerson, passed away Oct. 13, 1998. Survived by his son, Winston Z. (Nancy) Dickerson - daughter, Narvetta Michelle (Raymond) Gipson- grandchildren, Zachary Dickerson and Andrew and Jessica Gipson- brother, Ezell (Clara) Dickerson- sister, Dartha Daniels- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, four brothers, two sisters, a niece and nephew. Mr. Dickerson was a member of Claremont Seventh-day Adventist Church and VFW. His one love was fishing. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Dickerson, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Dickerson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - Ruth E. Dickerson, 86, passed away Jan. 2, 2004, after a short illness. She is survived by her son, H. Douglas (Linda) Dickerson; grandchildren, Misty Dickerson and Michael (Stacy) Dickerson; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Christopher Dickerson; sister-in-law, Jeri Kochenberger; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Dickerson; parents, A.G. and Elizabeth Kochenberger; and brother, Austin Kochenberger. Ruth was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo. Ruth and Harold owned and operated the Potter Pharmacy for many years. As per her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church through the funeral home. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Dickhut, Wilfrid
Wilfrid Dickhut – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Wilfrid Dickhut is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Dickie, Grace Jolly
Grace Jolly Dickie – Albuquerque Journal - March 23, 2003 - Grace Jolly Dickie, passed away March 19, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James Dickie; and her parents, William and Henrietta Jolly. She is survived by her sister, Etta (Joe) Klovas of Pueblo CO. Grace was born February 16, 1915, in Trinidad CO. She retired from Kirkland AFB after 40 years of service. Grace was a past President of the Albuquerque chapter of A.A.U.W. Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2003 at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO.

Dickie, Margaret
Margaret Scott Dickie - Huerfano World - March 11, 1982 - Margaret Scott Dickie, 94, died Wednesday, Mar. 3, 1982 at Trinidad State Nursing Home. Born Nov. 22,1887, in Perth, Scotland, she moved to the Las Animas County area in 1912. She was owner and operator of the Dickie Variety Store in Aguilar for many years. Survivors include sons, Donald Dickie, Aguilar and James Dickie, Albuquerque, NM, and one sister and one brother. Funeral service was held Monday at Campbell-Lewis- Swickard Memorial Chapel in Trinidad. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Trinidad.

Dickinson, Chelsea Dawn
Chelsea Dawn Dickinson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1999 - Chelsea Dawn Dickinson, 3 months, went home to be with Jesus, June 18, 1999 .Born on Feb. 20, 1999 , in Hobart, Okla. Preceded in death by uncle, Tracy Ingraham. Survived by parents, Michael Dickinson and Shawn Ingraham-Dickinson-grandparents, Dean and Beverly Dickinson, Westcliffe, Marvin and Tammy Ingraham, Pueblo, and Larry and Margaret Smith, Roosevelt, Okla.-great-grandmothers, Catherine Pitts, Pueblo, Dora May Shelton, Frederick, Okla.- numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Norwest Bank in memory of Chelsea Dawn Dickinson. Viewing, 4-7 p.m. today at Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel, Pastor Roger Lucero, officiating. Music by David and Sharon Ford. Interment, Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 529 Pear St., the home of Pat Jones, after interment.

Dickinson, Mary Dell
Mary Dell Dickinson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1987 - Mary Dell Dickinson of Trinidad, Nov. 28, 1987. Survivors include husband, Jeff Dickinson. Funeral, 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church. Interment will follow at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery.

Dickman, Unknown
Engineer Dickman – Dolores News – December 11, 1880 – A Fatal Accident on the D. & R. G. – From the Denver Tribune – The passenger train which left here on Sunday morning at 7:50 o'clock over the Rio Grande road met with a serious accident about five miles south of Colorado Springs. A broken rail threw the engine from the track down the embankment and the greater portion of the train was dragged after it. Engineer Dickman and Cy. Manseretta, the fireman, attempted to jump from the engine, but did not succeed and were crushed beneath it. Dickman was instantly killed and Manseretta died in a few hours, being frightfully scalded by escaping steam. The coaches were over on their sides but the passengers all escaped without serious injury, although a number received painful bruises and contusions. It was some hours before the wreck was cleared, the uptrain being about four hours late. The passengers remained at Colorado (Springs) until a train could be made up, when they were taken south. The body of the engineer was taken to Pueblo for burial. He was married and leaves a wife and one child. Deputy Sheriff Farmer, who was returning from a trip to Pueblo with a patient for the insane asylum, was on the up train which met the wreck at Colorado Springs. Mr. Farmer states that the train was running at the rate of about 23 miles per hour when the accident occurred and the engine ran about four car lengths after leaving the rails. A great deal of time elapsed before the arrival of physicians, who were finally brought from the Springs on a hand car. The passengers had a very fortunate escape.

Dickman, William
William Dickman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1880 - Death on the Rail - Engineer Dickman and Fireman Masurett meet a horrible death. The most serious and lamentable accident that ever happened on the Denver & Rio Grande road, occurred last Sunday noon, about six miles this side of Colorado Springs. The south bound train left Colorado Springs almost on time, and was booming along at its usual rate of speed when, without any warning whatever, the engine left the track and went down into the ditch, followed by the mail, express, and baggage cars, the passenger coaches keeping the track. The engine turned completely over, although there is no embankment at that place. When the engine turned over she sprung a leak either by the breaking of a steam pipe or otherwise, and a stream of hot scalding steam filled the engine cab, in the debris of which were both the engineer and fireman. The engineer was stunned by the fall or by being struck by some part of the engineer or falling cars, and probably never knew what struck him, but the fireman was less fortunate and was scalded to death, literally boiled alive. The agonies of such a death are too fearful to contemplate, and we will not dwell upon it further than to say that the flesh was fairly boiled from the bones of the unfortunate men. As soon as possible willing hands went to work removing the wreck in order to extricate the bodies of the unfortunate men, but owing to the escaping steam, which rendered it almost impossible to get near, the work was necessarily slow. Finally, however the fireman who was still alive was extricated, but he died soon afterwards. His name was Cyrus Masurett, and he lived at Port Sarnia, Canada. We understand that he had been employed by the Rio Grande Company only a short time before his untimely death. His remains were forwarded to his friends at Port Sarnia. The engineer, who died at his post, was better known in this city, where he had many friends, and was an honored and trusted servant of the company. His name was William Dickman, and he resided here. His remains were brought to this city Sunday evening, and the funeral took place yesterday afternoon at half past two o'clock. A large number of his late companions followed his remains to their last resting place. Rocky Mountain News - November 30, 1880 - Accident on the Rio Grande - The passenger train over the Denver and Rio Grande road on Sunday met with a serious accident below Colorado Springs. When within about five miles of that city, proceeding northward, a broken rail threw the engine from the track and dragged a portion of the train after it. The engine driver and fireman both endeavored to escape by jumping from the engine. The engineer, named Dickman, was killed instantly, and the fireman, named Mauseretta, was so seriously injured that he died in a few hours. The passenger cars turned over but fortunately no one was hurt except a few bruises and a slight shaking up. The passengers remained until a train could be made up, when they were taken forward on their journey. The body of the engineer, who leaves a wife and child, was taken to Pueblo for burial. The passengers had a very fortunate escape. Rocky Mountain News - December 2, 1880 - The Rio Grande - Nuggets of News from the Various Cities - Pueblo - The funeral of William Dickman, the engineer killed by the Colorado Springs accident on the Rio Grande, took place in this city yesterday afternoon. It was very largely attended. Deceased was well known and well liked in Pueblo, where he leaves a wife and three children. "Laying off will not buy shoes for my babies," were the last words uttered by the brave engineer as he pulled out his train on the fatal trip. He had been connected with the Rio Grande less than six months, previous to which he ran an engine on the Kansas Pacific. He was thirty-eight years of age and a man of a genial nature and steady habits. The fireman, Charles Mazaretto, killed with Dickman, was a native of Canada, whither his body has been forwarded.

Dicks, Geraldine Conner
Geraldine Conner Dicks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 1999 - Geraldine Conner Dicks, 86, passed away March 3, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, James H. Dicks- and by her parents, L.A. and Jean Daveline. Survived by eight children- numerous grandchildren- four great-grandchildren-and by her sister, Doris (Richard) Daveline of Pueblo. Cremation, with, 2 p.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Dickson, A. S. (Mrs.)
Mrs. A. S. Dickson - Ness County News, Kansas - June 26, 1909 - Mrs. A.S. Dickson died at Pueblo, Colorado, mother of Mrs. C.D. Foster; citizens of Ness County, Kansas, who have lived here more than a score of years, will kindly remember the lady. Mrs. Dickson, who with her husband, Comrade A.S. Dickson, lived in Ness County and Ness City many years, finally going to Colorado where his demise occurred several years ago. Services and interment were on Tuesday.

Dickson, Andrew S.
Andrew S. Dickson - Ness County News, Kansas - January 20, 1906 - Andrew S. Dickson, formerly of this city [Ness City] died in Pueblo, Colorado, according to a dispatch received here last Saturday, He died the preceding day, and no particulars are available to time. Born in Illinois, he was aged about 67 years; served in the War of the Rebellion in Company H 125th Reg. Ill. Infantry until a gunshot wound and capture by the Rebels, followed by the amputation of his leg, rendered him unfit for further service. He was among the earliest settlers of Ness County, coming with the great rush of immigration during the 70's to Kansas. He stopped in one of the Eastern Counties and a few years later came to Ness County, for a number of years, living on the farm and afterward buying property in Ness and making his home here. He was a man of intense patriotism and loyalty, a lover of law and order; a kind neighbor and a good citizen. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and for 2 years was commander of Sherman Post of this city. He was also a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows. He leaves wife, three sons and one daughter. The sons living in Colorado and the daughter, Mrs. C.D. Foster, residing in Ness County, Kansas.

Dickson, Edna G.
Edna G. Dickson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2003 - Edna G. Dickson, 87, passed away Dec. 21, 2002. Survived by her niece, Gail Cadorette of Largo, Fla.; brother, Cecil H. Davis of LaConia, N.H. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy M. Dickson in 1990. Born Jan. 27, 1915, in Clark, Mo., to Rubin and Lucy Davis. Member of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 O.E.S., White Shrine of Jerusalem, Daughters of the Nile, and Amaranth. At her request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place with a private burial of her cremains, next to her husband, at 2 p.m. Friday in Roselawn Cemetery.

Dickson, Harold A.
Harold A. Dickson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1986 - Harold A. Dickson, 77, o Boulder, died Oct. 24, 1986, at Boulder Community Hospital. He was born in Boulder, June 18, 1909, to Ezra McKnight Dickson and Jeannie Athearn Dickson. He graduated from Boulder Prep School and attended the University of Colorado. He was an avid sports fan. He was employed in mechanical maintenance at Crews-Beggs Dry Goods in Pueblo for many years. He returned to Boulder in 1956 to work in mechanical maintenance at the Colorado Building, retiring in 1976. Survived by his wife, Ethel of the family home; two sons, Harold A. Dickson II, Boulder; and Donald A. Dickson, Houston, Texas; one daughter, Diane Middelkamp, Pueblo; one son-in-law, Allyn G. Middelkamp, Pueblo; three grandsons, Allyn Jr., Robert and Tom, Pueblo; and five great-grandchildren. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Howe Mortuary Chapel, with Dr. L. Gerald Burrus officiating. Interment, Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder.

Dickson, Harold Arthur II
Harold Arthur Dickson II - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2003 - Harold Arthur Dickson II, of Boulder, Colo., passed away Feb. 5, 2003. Mr. Dickson was born in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 23, 1939, to Harold Arthur Dickson and Ethel Lundquist. He was a resident of Pueblo, Colo., from 1948 until 1956 and attended Columbia Elementary and Keating Jr. High School. When he returned to Boulder and graduated from Boulder High School in 1957, he then attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. Mr. Dickson was employed in the Construction Industry, and was retired from Phipps Construction. Harold was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He enjoyed flying in his early years and continued his love of aircraft all his life. Survivors include his mother, Ethel Dickson of Boulder, Colo.; sister, Dianne Middelkamp; and her husband, Allyn of Pueblo, Colo.; brother, Don Dickson of Houston, Texas; companion, Barbara Hobson of Boulder, Colo.; nephews, Allyn Middelkamp Jr. and his wife, Carol of Pueblo, Colo., Robert Middelkamp and his wife Sue of Pueblo, Colo., Thomas Middelkamp and his wife Carrie of Mankato, Minn.; ten great nieces and nephews. His father, Harold Arthur Dickson, preceded him in death. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Howe Mortuary. 2121 11th St., Boulder, CO 80302. Inurnment will be at Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Colo., at a later date.

Dickson, Henry H.
Henry H. Dickson - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 23, 1961 - Fumes Blamed for Death of Contractor - Pueblo, Colo. - Authorities said Monday fumes from a small gasoline engine used with welding equipment apparently caused the weekend death of Henry H. Dickson, 55-year-old contractor. His body was found Saturday night beneath a truck on which he had been working in a garage at an unoccupied home east of Pueblo. Authorities said Dickson apparently had propped a garage door open while he worked on the truck but that it had blown shut. He was found by his 17-year-old stepson, Robin Storvick, after Dickson failed to return home on time. Dr. C. N. Cadwell, county coroner, said Dickson had been dead four to six hours when he was found.

Dickson, Jeanne
Jeanne Dickson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1987 - Mrs. Jeanne Dickson passed away Dec. 22, 1987. Survived by her husband, Harold T. Dickson, of the family home; son, Harold D. (Ruth) Dickson, Louisville, Ky.; daughters, Merilyn (Mark) Thompson, Tracy, Calif., and Barbara (Leo) Harvey, Quinter, Kan.; sisters, Mildred Knetzer, Pueblo, Gladys Wood, Denver, and Betty Knowlton of Fowler; brothers, Glenn Hill, Puyallup, Wash., and Clarence Hill of Fort Collins. Survived also by nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kan., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the Pueblo Credit and Collection Bureau. Member of the Park Hill Baptist Church; Pueblo Chapter 7, O.E.S.; and past president of PTA. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Park Hill Baptist Church, 1302 East Fifth Street, with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold officiating. Interment will follow at Fowler Cemetery, Fowler. Those who desire may make memorials to Park Hill Baptist Church or to Colorado Boy's Ranch direct or through the funeral home office.

Dickson, Johnie M.
Johnie M. Dickson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2003 - Johnie M. Dickson, 67, passed away Feb. 10, 2003. Survived by her loving husband, Robert P. "Bob" Dickson, M.D., of the family home; daughters, Deliese (Paul) Catterson of Olympia, Wash., and Mary Beth Dickson of Aurora, Colo.; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Catterson of Olympia, Wash.; siblings, Robert Mitchell of Fort Worth, Texas, June Lyon of Farmington, Ark. and Butch Mitchell of Bella Vista, Ark. Johnie was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Charleston, Ark., receiving her education at the University of Arkansas, subsequently teaching elementary school in Oklahoma and Arkansas. She married Bob, her college sweetheart, in 1956, and they moved to Pueblo in 1966 when her husband began his radiology practice. Johnie was a lifelong Sunday school teacher and active member of Ascension Episcopal Church, PEO Chapter EE, St. Mary-Corwin Auxiliary, Junior/Service League, a docent at the Sangre de Cristo Art Museum, and served on the board of Sacred Heart. Johnie and her husband enjoyed playing duplicate bridge and were avid bird watchers until she developed pancreatic cancer. As per request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner and Rev. Annette Brownlee officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Ascension Episcopal Church Columbarium. A reception will follow the inurnment at the Pueblo Country Club. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make memorials to the Youth Fund at Ascension Episcopal Church.

DiDomenico, Concezio
Concezio (Joe) DiDomenico - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2002 - Yaksich-Long Funeral Home, Raton, N.M. 87740 - Concezio (Joe) DiDomenico, age 96, of Raton, passed Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Raton, N.M. He was born Dec. 8, 1906, in San Valentino, Italy, the son of Clemente and Anna Chiachia DiDomenico. He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Mine Workers of America, a member of St. Patrick-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Raton and a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. Mr. DiDomenico moved from Italy with his parents in 1913 and became a citizen of the United States. He is survived by one brother, Nick DiDomenico of Las Vegas, N.M.; two sisters, Sentina DiDomenico of Raton and Adeline Starkovich of Raton. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home. Recitation of the most holy rosary will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at St. Patrick-St. Joseph Catholic Church recited by Deacon Tom Alderette. Solemn Mass of the resurrection will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Father Guy Roberts as the celebrant. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Diebold, Boyd G.
Boyd G. Diebold - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1987 - Boyd G. Diebold, Pueblo resident for many years, passed away Feb. 15, 1987. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot where he worked as a journeyman mechanic for several years. Mr. Diebold was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Diebold, on Jan. 1, 1983. Also preceded in death by his father, Roswell Diebold, in 1962. Survivors include two daughters, Jennine (Robert) Harpel and Patsy (Jerry) Price, both of Pueblo; two sons, William (Vada) Diebold, of Colorado Springs, and Ted (Rose) Diebold of Loveland. Also survived by his mother, Emma Diebold of Colorado Springs; five sisters, Marion Russell, Louise Gandy, Wilma De Marco, Audrey Blazier, all of Colorado Springs, and Maxine Rasmussion of Castle Rock; one brother, Kenneth Diebold of Phoenix, Ariz.; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Diebold was an avid fisher man and hunter who really loved all animals. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Wilson of the Praise Assembly Church of God officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respect fully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish, may make donations to the Activity Director at Sharmar Nursing Center or to Praise Assembly of God Church through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 915 E. Fourth St. The family will receive friends at Imperial Gardens service center following the interment service.

Diehl, Florence
Florence Diehl - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 1997 - Florence Diehl, 88, born on Dec. 16, 1908, in Jasper County, Ind., passed away in Pueblo West Sept. 26, 1997. Survived by daughter, Peggy (Lew) Quigley - two grandchildren, Lewis D. Quigley and Chris (Lori) Quigley - and two great-grandchildren, Casey and Jessy Quigley. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Diemer, Joe
Joe Diemer – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Joe Diemer is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Joe Diemer: age 19. Source: Newspaper articles. Note: Joe Diemer is not listed on the Ludlow Monument but was listed in the newspaper as a victim of this tragedy. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Dierksen, Larry Charles
Larry Charles Dierksen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2002 - Larry Charles Dierksen, 53, departed this life unexpectedly April 1, 2002. Born in Dayton, Ohio, on July 27, 1948. Survived by his loving wife, Patrice; sons, Laran (Janet) Dierksen, Gregory (Jessica) Dierksen and Clinton Larry Dierksen; daughter, Holly Dierksen; four grandchildren, Ryan, Tristian, Collin and Conner Dierksen; brothers and sisters, Roberta (Dennis) Dubbel, Jerome (Pam) Dierksen, Rebecca Schafer, Nicholas (Sandi) Dierksen, Rick (Laura) Dierksen. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Celesta Dierksen; and by his brothers, Robert, David, Danny and Steven Dierksen. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2002, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Dierksen, Patrice Louise
Patrice Louise Dierksen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2006 - Patrice Louise Dierksen, 54, departed this life on July 17, 2006. Born in San Rafael, Calif., on July 17, 1952. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Larry; father, Roy Edwards; and sister, Gwen Morrison. Survived by her sons, Laran (Janet), Gregory (Jessica), Clinton; daughter, Hollie; five grandchildren, Ryan, Tristian, Collin, Conner and Jade; mother, Josephine Edwards; brother, Ben (Kim) Edwards; and sister, Donna (Bob) Williams. Graveside service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Dieter, Jerold
Jerold Dieter - Huerfano World - October 23, 2003 – Fatal Accident – A 20-year-old Bennett CO, man was killed and two other men were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 10:05 p.m. Monday. Jerold Dieter, a front seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the driver, Justin Romano-Kautz, 19, of Broomfield, was northbound on Colorado 69, seven miles northwest of Walsenburg, when he failed to negotiate a curve to the right. He overcorrected, ran off the right side of the rolled and rolled 11/4 times through a barb-wire fence, ejecting the driver and front seat passenger. Romano-Kautz and the rear seat passenger, Maurice Johnson, 20, of Denver, were transported to Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center and then transferred to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. Estimated speed of the vehicle at the time of the crash was 80 miles per hour. The posted speed limit is 65 miles per hour. The accident remains under investigation. [October 20, 2003]

Dieterle, Alex G.
Alex G. Dieterle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2001 - Age 88, of Wiley, Colo., died March 24, 2001. Funeral services, 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001. Memorial contributions to Lamar Area Hospice.

Dietrick, Margaret
Margaret Chance Dietrick - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 9, 2008 - August 30, 1920 - February 26, 2008. In Loving Memory - Margaret Chance Dietrick, 87, passed away quietly at Fairacres Manor in Greeley, Colorado, on February 26, 2008. She was born in Bridgeport, Oklahoma, to Robert and Mildred Chance, on August 30, 1920. She was married to Clarence E. Dietrick for 45 years before his death in 1998, and they had a wonderful loving relationship. She had been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1954, taught music for many years, worked at the Pikes Peak Hearing Aid Center and at the American Cancer Society, and finished her career at East Junior High School, serving as librarian there. She is survived by three children: William R. Dietrick (Pueblo West), Margo Dietrick Keyser (Lakewood), and Janna C. Dietrick (Greeley); two grandchildren, Shannon R. D. Hansen (Littleton), and Paul A. Dominguez (Greeley); and one great-grandchild, Declan L. Hansen. She has a myriad of friends in Colorado Springs and around the country. She will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 14, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Colorado Springs, 317 East Kiowa Street, with reception to follow. Flowers may be sent to the church; in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in her memory to Amateur Pianists International, 2615 Tamora Way, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919.

Dietuazzo, Petro
Petro Dietuazzo – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Petro Dietuazzo is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Petro Dietuazzo: Italian, age 30, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. He is also listed in the database as Petro Dietuazzo. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

DiFatta, Charles
Charles “Charlie” DiFatta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2000 - Charles “Charlie” DiFatta passed away Dec. 22, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Nancy T. DiFatta, March 23, 1991; and by his daughters, Charla, Regina Marie and Charlene Anne. Survived by children, Don (Pamela) DiFatta and Richard DiFatta, both of Pueblo, and Cheryl (Ron) Carlino of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Joshua, Kimberly, Jason, Darius, Amanda, R.J. and Christopher; and great-grandchildren, Ezekiel and Gabriella. He is also survived by brothers, sisters and numerous other relatives. Member, Holy Family Church; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145; and United Steelworkers of America Local No. 2102. Mr. DiFatta served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Difino, Nicholas V.
Nicholas V. Difino - Huerfano Journal - August 26, 2008 - The La Veta Signature - August 28, 2008 - Nicholas V. Difino, born 1/22/1932 in Chicago, IL, passed away 8/22/2008 in Pueblo, CO. Nicholas served in the U.S. Army and was a retired member of Teamster's Local 710. He is predeceased by mother Anna, father Pasquale, and nephew Michael Difino, and is survived by his loving wife Barbara, daughter Gloria, brother John (Maxine) and sister Maryann Nicolay; step-daughters Lisa D'Angelo and Laura (Steve) Shanesy; grandchildren Cecilia D' Angelo, Nicholas Roy Shanesy and Dayna Lauren Shanesy; nieces Jill (James) Abbinanti, Kim (Louis) Danielson, and Nicole (Michael) Nugent; great-nieces Alexis and Allyson Abbinanti, Emily Nugent and Faith Danielson. Great-nephews Luke Danielson and Mathew Nugent and countless friends. Visitation was Monday 8/25 at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, and funeral Mass was Tuesday 8/26 at Christ the King Church in La Veta, CO.

DiGioia, Michelina
Michelina DiGioia - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Michelina DiGioia, 215 Jefferson, Feb. 24, 1986. Wife of Anthony DiGioia, who passed away Dec. 14, 1966. Mother of Rosalie Perrone, Susie Traina, both of Pueblo, and Maria G. Baros, San Leandro, Calif. Sister of Vince, Salvatore, Catarina, Maria, Lilla, and Angelina Pagnotta, all of Italy. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. DiGioia was a member of St. Patrick Parish. Services, St. Patrick Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn.

DiGrado, Pete
Pete DiGrado - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Pete DiGrado. Born May 14, 1927, Trinidad, Colo. Died Sept. 5, 2004, Buena Vista, Colo. Pete was raised in Pueblo and served in the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was honorably discharged in July 1948. He remained a resident of Pueblo until 1976 and has since resided in Strasburg. Pete was a retired truck driver and enjoyed his painting, the outdoors and working in his yard. Pete is survived by his brother Leonard DiGrado of Avondale, daughters Marie Harris, Pueblo and Paula McLimore of Buena Vista, son Pete L. DiGrado of Strasburg, 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Pete was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Anna DiGrado, his wife Joyce Evelyn DiGrado and brother Tony. Per his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for Angel of Shavano Hospice, c/o Paula McLimore, P.O. Box 5195, Buena Vista, CO 81211.

DiGregorio, Julius V.
Julius V. DiGregorio - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2004 - Julius V. DiGregorio passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 10, 2004. He was born in Delagua, Colo., on June 15, 1915, to Frank DiGregorio, a blacksmith for the coal mines' mules. His mother, Beatrice (Ottati) DiGregorio, worked in the fields, farming with her two dearly loved sisters-in-law, both named Theresa. Julius' mother died when he was 16 years old. Her passing left a void that perhaps was the driving force behind his quest for adventure, travel, and a zeal to live life to its fullest. From the time he played football on the State Champion Trinidad High School Miners Team, he remained an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. In 1940, he earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Notre Dame College. The Great Depression had left few jobs but Julius worked both as a coal miner in Crested Butte and as an engineer in South America. A veteran of World War II, he was wounded in the Allied invasion of North Africa and received a Purple Heart. He returned to active duty with his division of engineers and demolition experts who fought in the liberation of Italy under Gen. Patton, earning a Bronze Star. Following in the steps of post-war America, Julius launched his dreams, beginning with the construction of a three-level, brick apartment building on East Main St., and the ownership and operation of the Columbian Hotel, restaurant and lounge complex in downtown Trinidad. During this time, he married Frances Amato on April 19, 1949, of whom he is survived; as well as three “baby boomers”, Francine (Mark) Schultz, Trinidad, David DiGregorio, Houston, and Joseph DiGregorio, Denver. Julius remained a farm boy at heart, loving gardening, children, and animals of every kind; especially cats and German shepherd dogs. A devout Catholic, he taught his children acceptance for all races and nationalities, and to be concerned for the rights of the disadvantaged and oppressed. In the 1970s Julius was the director of the Head Start programs for Las Animas and Huerfano counties, as well as a member of the Regional (Western) Head Start Directors' Board. He remained a member of numerous civic and community organizations including the Jaycees and the Civil Air Patrol. Julius is also survived by his grandchildren, Mark William Schultz and Julie Schultz; sister, Angie Tortorice; sisters-in-law, Nadine Caselnova, Marie Amato; brothers-in-law, Carl Amato, Sam (Kathy) Amato, Louis (Georgina) Amato; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Holy Trinity Church. At his request, cremation will follow with private inurnment at a later date. The family requests the omission of flowers and food; donations may be made to Trinidad Catholic schools or Holy Trinity Church. The family may be contacted at 601 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO, 81082.

DiIorio, Mary A.
Mary A. (Carleo) DiIorio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2006 - Mary A. (Carleo) DiIorio, 91, born Feb. 26, 1915, passed away April 1, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, John DiIorio; parents, Onoforio and Theresa Carleo; brothers, Jerry (Kate) Carleo, Rocky Carleo, Pete (Rosalie) Carleo, Jim (Carmella) Carleo, John (Rose) Carleo and Tony (JoAnn) Carleo; and sisters, Rose (Jim) DeMartino, Lena (Tom) Poole and Lucy (Carl) Elgin. Survived by her son, John (Charlotte) DiIorio Jr.; daughters, Nettie (Dick) Bradshaw and Theresa (Charles) Anstrom; and grandchildren, Julie (John) Snyder, Karen Bradshaw, Gina (Matt) Johnson, Beth (Robert Ferguson) DiIorio, David Martinez, Mark Anstrom and Michael Anstrom; also survived by great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jordan Snyder and Trenton and Morgan Johnson; sister-in-law, Kelly Carleo; brothers-in-law, James (Annabelle) DiIorio and Tony DiIorio; special friends, Juanita and Albert Roldan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was a member of Ladies Fidelity Lodge and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking and taking care of her grandchildren. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home office.

Dilka, Mildred
Mildred Dilka - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2000 - Mildred Dilka, born July 7, 1919, in Dallas, Texas, and passed away Dec. 6, 2000. Survived by her loving husband, Jack Dilka Sr.; children, Jack (Velma) Dilka Jr., Donna (Mike) Hudran, Lance (Debbie) Dilka, all of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Mark (Delaine) Dilka of Pueblo, Kimber Peaker of Pueblo, Kellie (Darrel) Lambert of Texas, Janatta (Raymond) Dilka of Pueblo, Brian Dilka of Pueblo; great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Landon, Bayli, Kynlee and Brighton. For 35 years she served as a member of the Pueblo County Association for Family and Community Education. In her spare time she participated in the Home Extension projects and enjoyed her involvements with the Pueblo Genealogy Society, as not only a hobby but as a study. Her vas knowledge of genealogy enabled her to compile five manuscripts. She took pleasure in being a part of her community and stayed connected with her closest "friend" by attending the Grace Community Bible Church. Visitation today, 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to the Pueblo Genealogy Society at the McClelland Library, 100 E. Abriendo, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Dilks, Walton
Walton Dilks – Bayfield Blade – January 21, 1916 – Ranchman's Body Found Frozen – Trinidad – Walton Dilks, 42 years old, a ranchman, is dead. His frozen body was found in his cabin near here by M. L. Barnes, a neighbor. A shot had shattered the dead man's head. Beside him was found a high power rifle. Despondency over financial losses is believed to have been the motive for suicide. Dilks lived alone. The ranch, as a poultry farm, had been a failure, and for months he had been unable to get other employment.

Dillard, Mamie F.
Mamie F. Dillard - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2006 - Mamie F. Dillard, 92, was born on Aug. 22, 1913, in Francis, Okla. She went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2006. Mamie was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon L. Dillard; sister, Zelma Block; brother, Grover Barnes; daughter, Mamie S. Dillard. She is survived by her daughters, Wanda of Northglenn, Colo., Patricia of Parker, Colo., Jane of Golden, Colo. and Martha of Beeville, Texas; sons, Gene of Joplin, Mo., Jack of Euless, Texas and Jerry of Aurora, Colo. Mamie also is survived by five generations of grandchildren. Mamie was a member of West Street Baptist church and taught children about the Lord Jesus Christ in Sunday School and in a Good News Club in her home. She was a busy homemaker and was a key figure in getting the Hyde Park grade school established in Pueblo. She was a monthly supporter of the Thru The Bible Radio Program on KFEL Radio. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Dillard, Mamie Susan
Mamie Susan Dillard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2002 - Mamie Susan Dillard, 52, was called home by the Lord on Dec. 21, 2002. She is preceded in death by her father, Gordon Leon Dillard; and her aunt, Zelma Block. Susan was born on Aug. 14, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo., and graduated from South High School in 1969. She survived by her mother, Mamie F. Dillard; her brothers, Gene, Jack (Rena), Jerry (Joyce) Dillard; sisters, Wanda (Jack) Cotton, Pat (Bill) Harrison, Jane Speed and Martha (Walter) Rohr; and numerous other relatives and friends. Susan was a member of the West Street Baptist Church. She will always be remembered for her great faith and love of the Lord, as well as her appreciation for the little things in life, like flowers, riding her bike, and always being an avid Bronco fan. Viewing will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m., both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Memorial contributions may be sent to the West Street Baptist Church in memory of Susan.

Dilley, Albert
Albert Dilley - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 2, 1916 - Man Killed in Fight Over Woman - Pueblo - Albert Dilley, 44, died as the result of a battle with Frank Murphy. Dilly [sic] was struck over the head with a six-shooter. A woman is said to have been the cause of the battle.

Dillingham, Anita E.
Anita E. Dillingham - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 4, 1995 - Anita E. Dillingham, 82, a homemaker and former office manager, died of cancer July 1, 1995, in Wheatridge. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lakewood Christian Church, 2025 Kipling St., Lakewood, with Joe Massi Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Montana. Mrs. Dillingham was born June 29, 1913, in Colorado Springs to Hugh and Maude (Crispell) Panay. She was married June 21, 1938, in Colorado Springs to Thomas B. Dillingham, who is deceased. She is survived by a son, Thomas H., and five grandchildren. Mrs. Dillingham had been an area resident since 1957 and had also lived in Pueblo, Denver and Wheatridge. She had attended business college.

Dillingham, Maurine F.
Maurine F. Dillingham - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 3, 1994 - Maurine F. Dillingham, a former resident of Colorado Springs, died Dec. 17, 1993, in Mesa, Ariz. Services have been held. Mrs. Dillingham was married to E.L. "Dilly" Dillingham, who survives. She also is survived by three daughters, Pat Sutton of San Diego, Nancy Graves of Paso Robles, Calif., and Marcia Lepetsos of Pueblo; two brothers; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dillingham was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 5, 40/8 and the Home Builders.

Dillingham, Thomas B.
Thomas B. Dillingham - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 26, 1990 - Thomas B. Dillingham, 77, of Pueblo died Sunday in Denver. He had taught at Victor-Cripple Creek High School, where he coached basketball and football, and had worked in vocational rehabilitation before his retirement. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel in Pueblo. Cremation is planned. Mr. Dillingham was born May 11, 1913, in Colorado Springs. He graduated from Colorado College in 1937, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Red Lantern Club and was a four-year football letterman. He did his graduate work at the University of Northern Colorado. He also served in the Air Force in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Anita E. Dillingham of Pueblo; a son, Thomas of Denver; and a brother, Joseph of Denver. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, El Paso Division, 601 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 205, Colorado Springs 80903.

Dillon, Earl E.
Earl E. Dillon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2001 - Earl E. Dillon, 65, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away July 11, 2001, after a lengthy illness. He was a Central High School graduate, served in the Korean War on a LST and was retired from CF&I Steel. He is preceded in death by his father, Chester; mother, Mary; and sister, Ilene. Survived by his loving wife, Madge, of 38 years. Also survived by daughter, Leslie (Stan) Rivera; sons, David (Angie) Dillon, Sean (Jhonda) Dillon; grandchildren, Jim, Derek, Devon, Josh, Mike, Anthony and Ethan; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Irma and Phyllis; as well as several special lifetime friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. July 14, 2001, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Dillon, Olaf
Olaf Dillon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2005 - Olaf Dillon, 87, passed away Aug. 22, 2005, in Pueblo. Service in California.

Dilorio, James R.
James R. DiIorio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2001 - James R. DiIorio, age 45, born May 12, 1955, entered Heaven on April 21, 2001. Beloved husband for 21 years of Loretta (Cunico) DiIorio. Father of Michelle, Jimmy and Steven DiIorio, all of the family home. Son of Annabelle and Jim C. DiIorio, Pueblo; brother of Jeanine Pasic, Wichita, Kan.; son-in-law of Jean Cunico, Pueblo; brother-in-law of Cindy Cunico, Pueblo; Mike (Gina) Cunico, Houston, Texas, and Ed Pasic, Wichita, Kan. Uncle of Kim and David Pasic, Wichita, Kan., and Chris and Melissa Cunico, Houston, Texas. Jim is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Oliver Cunico; grandparents, John and Rose Dazzio; and Uncle Jack Dazzio. He is survived also by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jim was a 1973 graduate of South High School and a 1977 graduate of the University of Southern Colorado. He was employed by the City of Pueblo as Director of Waste Water. He was a member of TPA Pueblo and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) Jim's happiness was his entire family and coaching his children and his many “other children” in various sports activities. A member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 7 p.m., and rosary, Thursday, 10 a.m., with Rev. Roger Dorcy as celebrant. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Viewing, Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dilsaver, Paul L.
Paul L. Dilsaver - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Paul L. Dilsaver of Beulah, Colo., passed away on May 22, 2002, in Beulah. He was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Loren and Willene Blackmore Dilsaver, his parents reside in Fort Collins. Paul is also survived by a brother, Jerry Dilsaver of Hawaii; a dear friend, Jackie Roybal of Pueblo; and numerous other relatives and friends. Paul was a longtime resident of Pueblo. Paul holds five degrees, a BA in philosophy, an MA in English (linguistics), a BS in accounting, an MS in tax law and an MFA in creative writing. In addition, he holds licensure as a practical nurse and as a commercial pilot. He was a former flight instructor. He was also a writer and a poet, with several books of poetry, too numerous to list in the space allowed on this page. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Pueblo West Ecumenical Church, 434 S. Conquistador with Pastor Addison Kendall officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pueblo County Humane Society, P.O. Box 8174, Pueblo, CO 81008 or El Pueblo Boys' and Girls' Ranch, 1591 Taos Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006.

DiMatteo, Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin DiMatteo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2005 - Andrew Martin DiMatteo, born May 26, 1974, died Sept. 12, 2005. He was 31 years old. Andy was a charming and wild at heart daredevil, known for being exceptionally kind to his friends and family. He was genuinely passionate in all he did, including auto mechanics, paragliding, RC planes, fast motorcycles and having a real good time. Andy is survived by his two brothers, Anthony (Maggie) and David (Andrea) DiMatteo; grandfather, Tony DiMatteo; aunts, Sharon and Shirley, cousins, Jennifer, Mike, Tommy, Danielle, and their children. Andy will also be missed by his two puppies, Doc and Wyatt. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Per Andy's wishes, there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Pikes Peak Humane Society, through the funeral home, in his name.

DiMatteo, Beatrice
Beatrice DiMatteo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1986 - Beatrice DiMatteo passed away at a local nursing home on Jan. 18, 1986. Services under the direction of Joseph Valenti Funeral Home in Newton, Mass.

DiMatteo, Frances Mary
Frances Mary DiMatteo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2001 - Frances Mary DiMatteo, 80, of Walsenburg, Colo., went home to be with the Lord Sept. 21, 2001. Born Aug. 5, 1921, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by her spouse, Mario DiMatteo Sr.; one daughter, Theresa Marie DiMatteo; one brother, Stephen Glinsky, who passed away in World War II; son-in-law, Eugene "Pat" Noga; and her parents, John and Mary Glinsky. Survived by children, Mary Ann Noga, Pueblo, Mario (Lorraine Andreatta) DiMatteo Jr., Walsenburg, Donna (Curt) Saunders, Broomfield, Judy (Robert) Duran, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Patrick Noga, Mario DiMatteo III, Robert, Tiffany, Brad and Shari Duran, Bethany and Nick Saunders; sister, Anne Glinsky, Walsenburg; brother-in-law, Frank (Millie) Matteo, Walsenburg; sisters-in-law, Sophie Zagar, Walsenburg, Dorothy Matteo, South Pasadena, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Georgia Penaki, Walsenburg; nephew, Donald (Lynn) Glinsky, Berthoud, Colo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. She was a loving, caring, devoted mother and grandmother. Frances enjoyed watching all sports, especially watching her grandchildren play sports, cooking and baking for her family and friends, also the time she spent with her family. She graduated from St. Mary High School and was a member of St. Mary Parish. Viewing, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg., Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Church, celebrant Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer, interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Rambler Restaurant after interment.

DiMatteo, Frank J.
Frank J. DiMatteo - Huerfano World - February 22, 2001 - Frank J. DiMatteo, 54, died Feb. 12, 2001, in Walsenburg. He was a retired chef. Mr. DiMatteo was born to Frank and Mildred Matteo on Jan. 27, 1947. He is survived by his sons John and Douglas of California, Burt of Idaho; his four sisters Nellie (Dave) Quirico, Marilyn (Lance) Sink, Carolyn King (Lou Guerra), Barbara Matteo (Fred Lessar Jr.) and brother Danny Matteo, nieces and nephews and special friend, Pam Duran. He was laid to rest Feb. 20, 2001 in South St. Mary Cemetery.

DiMatteo, Mario
Mario DiMatteo - Huerfano World - October 4, 1990 - In Loving Memory of Mario DiMatteo, who died eight years ago, October 4 - Verse - Sadly missed by wife, Frances, children, Mary Ann, Mario, Donna and Judy, grandchildren and sister-in-law, Anne Glinsky.



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