The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Dincler, Emmabelle
Emmabelle Dincler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Mrs. Emmabelle Dincler passed away at a local nursing home Dec. 30, 1987. Survived by her son, Carl C. (Jeanette P.) Dincler, Pueblo; granddaughter, Sharon (Dincler) Sweet, Denver; great-granddaughter, Anastacia M. Sweet, Denver; step-granddaughter Roselee (Ed) Brown; step-great-grandsons, Jeff Brown, Seth Brown, and Ryan Brown, all of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Born May 4, 1 986, in Independence, Mo., and was a longtime Excelsior Springs resident and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1982. Member of First Baptist Church and Eastern Star of Excelsior Springs, Mo., having served as Worthy Matron. At her request, cremation at the Rouch Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1 987, in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. John Ross officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Parkview Episcopal Hospital Foundation, direct through the gift shop, or through the funeral home office.

Dincler, Jeanette P.
Jeanette P. Dincler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2005 - Jeanette P. Dincler, 92, passed away April 10, 2005. Survived by her daughter, Dr. Sharon D. Sweet; granddaughter, Anastasia Mavra Sweet; great-granddaughter, Celeste Sweet-Hayes; cousin, Melba Park Dixon; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Preceded in death by her husband, Charlie "Carl" Dincler on Oct. 7, 1999; son-in-law, Jonathan Singleton Copley Sweet; and siblings, William Muir Park, Thomas Dockerty Park, John Coates Park, Robert Park, Margaret Eve Baugher, James Grant Park and George Park. Jeanette was born to Susan and John Coates Park on March 31, 1913, in Birmingham, Ala. She and Carl married on May 8, 1947, in Newport, Ky. Jeanette and Carl owned and operated Dincler's Fabrics which was world known for their quality stage curtains and locally for their fabric store. She was a founder of the Parkview Hospital gift shop where she volunteered until her health no longer allowed. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and PEO, Chapter F. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Private entombment. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to First Presbyterian Church through the funeral home.

Diodosio, Briana Denae
Briana Denae Diodosio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1999 - Briana Denae Diodosio, 20, passed away Nov. 4, 1999. Survived by her children, Tierra Diodosio and Lena Ernestina Garcia Diodosio; and parents, Joseph M. and Roseann Diodosio, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her brother, Lonnie McCoy. Also survived by numerous extended family members. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund to benefit Tierra and Lena, children of Brianna.

Diodosio, Lucille J.
Lucille J. Diodosio – Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2009 - Lucille J. Diodosio, 90, passed away Aug. 22, 2009. Survived by her sons, Warren M. (Sandy Wells) Diodosio of Pueblo and Charles J. (Tim Hohmeier) Diodosio of Palm Springs, Calif.; grandchildren, Warren J. Diodosio II and Robert Shane Wells Diodosio; sister, Marie Filler of Broomfield, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Warren J. Diodosio; and sister, Theresa Conty. Lucille was born to Charles and Angelina Manbucca on Oct. 25, 1918, in Pueblo. She was Pueblo Central High School's nurse for many years, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Minnequa Nurses Association, Colorado Retired School Employees' Association, PERA Retirement Association, Delta Kappa Gamma - Beta Chapter and Keep Pueblo Beautiful. She was a devoted member of the Shrine of St. Therese where she sang in the choir and was a member of Council of Catholic Women. Lucille was proud of her Italian heritage and was actively involved in many organizations which promote the Italian culture. She was president of Ladies Fidelity of the Columbian Federation and Dante Alighieri for many years, and a member of Order of Martha. She was honored on her 90th birthday as a co-founder of the CSU-Pueblo Italian Endowment. Viewing from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino and the Reverend Father Liam Courtney as concelebrants. Both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Dante Alighieri through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003

Diodosio, Rose Ann
Rose Ann Diodosio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - Age 53, passed away Jan. 11, 2002, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by son, Lonnie McCoy; daughter, Briana Diodosio; father, John Snarich; brother, Kenny Snarich; and nephews, J.J. Snarich and Derion Gomez-Amendola. Survived by loving husband of 27 years, Joe Diodosio; mother, Margaret Snarich; granddaughters, Tierra Diodosio, Lena Diodosio and Lisa McCoy; brother, John (Barb) Snarich; sisters, Carol (Richard) Hart, Peggy (Scott) Thomas, Donna (R.C.) White, Jeanette Snarich, Jackie Snarich and Mary Lou (Ronald) Russell; sisters-in-law, Darlene Snarich and Sara (Joe) Frese; brothers-in-law, Ron (Cathy) Diodosio and Mike Diodosio; and mother-in-law, Josephine Diodosio. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosie enjoyed dancing and listening to the music of Michael Jackson. Each Halloween, Rosie dressed as a witch and enjoyed going to costume parties. Rosie also enjoyed spending time with her beloved granddaughters and was expecting her first great-granddaughter in March. Rosie was loved by many and will be greatly missed. She spread her wings and prepared to fly, she's become a butterfly. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. The family will greet friends in the reception hall following the Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tierra Diodosio Memorial Education Fund in her memory through the funeral home office.

Dionese, Charles
Charles Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2005 - Charles Dionese, 82, passed away Feb. 22, 2005. Survived by sisters, Esther and Frances; nephew, Thomas Dionese; cousin, Bessie Dionese; and special friend, Orma Oreskovich. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Dionese, Eunice
Eunice Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2004 - Eunice Dionese, 87, born June 8, 1918, passed away Dec. 10, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Tuffy" Dionese; brothers, Mike Bosco, John Bosco; sisters, Jeannie Chiesi Lubich, Josephine Borrelli, Alma Hatcher, Catherine Bensic. Survived by her son, Charles (Rosann) Dionese; and granddaughter, Sherry (Alfred) Alvares; great-grandchildren, Joe, Kita and Sam Alvares. Also survived by her sisters, Mary Borrelli and Louise (Rex) Rector; sister-in-law, Opal "Pinky" Bosco. At her request immediate cremation and no services. The family would like to offer special thanks to the nursing staff of Station 1 at Life Care, and Linda, the Evercare nurse who cared for her. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Dionese, Florence
Florence Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2003 - Florence Dionese, 86, passed away Jan. 9, 2003. Survived by sisters, Esther and Frances Dionese; brother, Charles Dionese; nephew, Thomas Dionese; cousin, Bessie Dionese; and special friend, Orma Oreskovich. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Dionese, Frances
Frances Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2001 - Frances Dionese, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 22, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, John Dionese. Survived by her brothers, Nick (Betty) Clemenza of New Mexico, John (Margie) Clemenza of Washington, Andrew (Lynn) Clemenza of Nevada and Pat Clemenza, wife of the late Joe Clemenza; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Frances will lie in state on Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon at George McCarthy Funeral Home with a graveside burial to follow at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery.

Dionese, Henry A.
Henry A. Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2001 - Henry A. Dionese, born March 20,1923, passed away April 26, 2001. Mr. Dionese is survived by his brother, Joe (Josephine) Dionese, Pueblo; sister, Margaret Taylor, Livermore, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Frances Dionese, Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luca and Virginia Dionese; brothers, John, Carl and Charles Dionese; and sisters, Mary Spinuzzi, Josephine Cascio, Eva Brown and Annie Capozolla. Viewing, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made in his memory to Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Dionese, John
John Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - John Dionese, age 90, passed away April 8, 2001. Survived by his sisters, Esther Dionese, Frances Dionese and Florence Dionese; brother, Charles Dionese; nephew, Thomas Dionese; cousin, Bessie Dionese; and special friend, Orma Oreskovich. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers.

Dionese, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1987 - Joseph A. Dionese, late of Pueblo, passed away March 12, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Edna, of the family home; children, Bobby Joe (Joy), Arvada, Patty Lou (Don) Sloan, Pueblo, Ronnie Lee (Garnet), Westminster, Gary (Linda), Pueblo, Larry A. (Cheryl), Pueblo; grandchildren, Ronnie Lee Jr., Gary Dean Jr., JoAnn, Shannon, Tony, Carolynne, Ronda Lee, Michael, Lori "Sissy" Brandon, Andrew; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by brothers, John, Charles, Louie; sisters, Mary, Florence, Jennie, Frances, and Esther. Preceded in death by his parents and daughter, JoAnne. Lifetime Pueblo resident, born March 17, 1912. In lieu of food, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral-home office. Member „ Carpenters Local 3. Graveside service, 2 p.m. today, March 13, 1987, Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. William R. Obaugh officiating.

Dionese, Louis
Louis Dionese - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1999 - Louis Dionese, age 71, went to be with the Lord, Nov. 30, 1999, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by sisters, Esther Dionese, Frances Dionese and Florence Dionese; brothers, John and Charles Dionese; nephew, Thomas Dionese; cousin, Bessie Dionese; and very dear friend, Orma Oreskovich; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters, Mary Komornic, Jennie Dionese; and brother, Tony Dionese. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers.

Dionisio, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean Dionisio - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2006 - Barbara Jean Dionisio, (Harbour), 60, of Pueblo, Colo., born June 3, 1946, in Crowley, Colo., entered into eternal peace on Nov. 28, 2006, following a courageous and dignified life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delton and Opal Harbour; father and mother-in-law, Russell and Angelina Dionisio; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Clementi. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Russell L. Dionisio Sr.; children, Rhonda Dionisio (Scott Brazil), RoxAnn (Lance) Fillmore, Russell (Stacy) Dionisio Jr., Antonio (Trish) Dionisio; grandchildren, Rustyn and Josh Fillmore, Joey and Angie Andenucio, Zachary, Brittany and Katie Dionisio, Sammy Joe Tarvella, Blaine and Brock Dionisio; siblings, Mary Alice (George) Reynolds, Vesta Mae (Melvin) Provost, Velma (Mike) Rinks, Delton (Helen) Harbour Jr.; brother-in-law, Charles (Pat) Dionisio; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Bragg; and numerous nieces, nephews and close relatives and friends. Known to most as Aunt Barbs or Nannie, she lived her life with care and concern for all, and served a purpose in every life she touched. She loved her yard, gardening, fishing, cooking, baking, crafts and her cabin in San Isabel, and most of all spending time and providing a loving home for everyone. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern Ave., Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Frontier Hospice, ALS Association or the El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch in her memory through the funeral home office. Special thanks to Sharon Walker, Maria Robles, Frontier Hospice and Chaplain George White for all of their tender care, kindness and support.

Dionisio, Joseph C.
Joseph C. “Tiger” Dionisio – Los Angeles Times - September 7, 2001 – Joseph 'Tiger” Dionisio was born March 27, 1927 in Trinidad, CO, and passed away at his home on Aug. 23, 2001. He is survived by his brother Sam Dionisio of Las Vegas, NV. Also left to mourn his passing are his nieces and nephews, Marisa Vincent, Jerome Dionisio (Betty), Jeaneen Bellitti, Charles Bellitti (Patti), Victor “Snookie” Dionisio, Paula Monteleone and Vivian Wallin, along with their families and children and his many friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at 11 am at St. Thomas More Church, 2510 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra. A reception will follow at Almansor Court, 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra.

Dionisio, Katherine
Katherine "Katie" Dionisio - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1999 - Katherine "Katie" Dionisio, passed away May 1, 1999. She was born on March23, 1920, in Trinidad to Antonio and Jennie (Ficarra) Spicola. Survived by husband, Victor Dionisio- children, Vicki (Ralph) Turano, Arvada, Toni (Gary) Ramstetter, Alamosa, Roberta Dionisio, Lakewood, Victor J. "V.J." (Connie)Dionisio, Littleton- five grandchildren, Clinton and Jason Ramstetter, Brad Turano, and Lyndsay and Nicolas Dionisio. Her surviving sisters are Lillian (Nick) Spera and Ann Stefano of Pueblo- as well as a brother, Carmel Spicola, Trinidad- sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Sam Vinci, Jack and Lucille Dionisio, Mary Jane and Chuck Cortese, all of Pueblo, Joe and Evelyn Dionisio, Trinidad, and Margaret Spicola, Raton, N.M. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dionisio was preceded in death by brothers, James and Joe Spicola- and grandson, Brian Turano. Visitation, Monday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, followed by interment at 2 p.m. at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Dionisio, Leonard C.
Leonard C. Dionisio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2004 - Leonard C. Dionisio, 80, born March 9, 1924, passed away July 11, 2004, after a brief illness. Survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carmella Dionisio; and children, Leonard (Teryle) Dionisio Jr., Norman Okla., and Jim (Jenny) Dionisio, Tulsa, Okla.; grandfather of Michael (Lisa) Dionisio, Annandale, Va., Anthony (Kim) Dionisio, Tulsa, Okla., Dr. Paula (Brandon Johnson) Dionisio, Phoenix, Ariz., Timothy Dionisio, Evanston, Ill., Jacob Dionisio, Laramie, Wyo., Gina (David) Shields, Jacksonville, N.C., and Lisa Dionisio, Houston, Texas. Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his brother, Carl Dionisio. Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp and was retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. after 40 years of service. He belonged to many fraternal organizations. The main focus of his life was his family and he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer and bowler. Funeral Mass, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese, followed by cremation. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Leonard's memory.

Dionisio, Thomas Anthony
Thomas Anthony Dionisio - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2001 - Age 58, passed away Feb.. 21, 2001. Survived by his wife, Paula J. Dionisio of the family home; children, Stephanie Dionisio, Valerie (Mark) Rosen, Melissa (Dan) Palumbo and Jessica Dionisio; sister, Anna Marie (Tom) Giodone; sister-in-law, Pat Patterson; mother-in-law, Dorothy Colby; grandchild, Dominick Palumbo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Tomasina Dionisio, and beloved brother, Jack Dionisio. Thomas was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Pueblo, and was a well-known farmer of the Pueblo area. There will be no viewing, Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Dionisio, Victor R.
Victor R. Dionisio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2005 - Victor R. Dionisio, 86, born Oct. 4, 1918, passed away Oct. 2, 2005. Survived by his children, Vicki (Ralph) Turano, Toni (Gary) Ramstetter, Roberta Dionisio and V.J. (Connie) Dionisio; grandchildren, Clint Ramstetter, Jason Ramstetter, Brad Turano, Lyndsay Dionisio and Nicolas Dionisio. Also survived by his brothers, Jack (Lucille) Dionisio and Joe (Evelyn) Dionisio; sisters, Ann (Sam) Vinci and Mary Jane (Chuck) Cortese; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Katherine; and grandson, Brian Turano. Victor was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He worked for the State Highway Department for 27 years and then owned and operated the Commercial Liquor Store in Trinidad until 1981. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Committal service, 2:30 p.m. Friday, Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad, Colo. Private interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Denver Children's Hospital or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home office in Victor's memory.

DiPalma, Virginia L.
Virginia L. DiPalma - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1999 - Virginia L. DiPalma passed away Nov. 21, 1999, after a long illness. Born Feb. 1, 1910, in New Edinberg, Ark. A resident of Pueblo for 60 years. Preceded in death by husband, Tony DiPalma; mother; father; five sisters; and one brother. She is survived by niece, Marion Doty, Pueblo; stepdaughter, Elizabeth LaTronica; stepson-in-law, Vito LaTronica; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and numerous special friends and neighbors. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the family home following interment.

DiPaola, Mary
Mary DiPaola - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2000 - Mary DiPaola, 91, passed away June 2, 2000, in Trinidad, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Gene Renard, S.J., as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery follows. A reception will follow at the El Capitan Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church or a charity of choice. The family may be contacted at 2615 Aguilar Drive, Trinidad.

DiPaulo, Mary T.
Mary T. DiPaulo - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1987 - Mary T. DiPaulo passed away Jan. 24, 1987, in Denver. She was a longtime resident of Trinidad. Survived by husband, Joe; daughter, granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Interment was Wednesday at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

DiPietro, Annette C.
Annette Clara DiPietro - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Annette Clara DiPietro, 59, passed away April 21, 2001, after a lengthy illness. Born April 22, 1941, in Pueblo, Colo., to James C. and Pauline Cardinal. Survived by her two sons, Joseph Anthony DiPietro and Robert Louis (Susan M.) DiPietro, all of Pueblo; grandson, Anthony Shuler-Cordova; sister-in-law, Josephine Carleo, Pueblo; brother-in-law, Dr. Henry M. DiPietro, Greeley, Colo.; and nieces and nephews, Michael (Cheryl) Carleo, Fort Worth, Texas, Anthony Charles DiPietro and Christen Rae DiPietro, both of Hollywood, Calif., Mary Beth Torres, Pueblo; great-nephew, Christian Jordan Torres and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 33 years, Peter Anthony DiPietro, on June 25, 2000; parents, James C. and Pauline Cardinal; a niece, Susan Ann Carleo. Annette was employed by First National Bank until 1968. She was a member of the Colorado XI Master, also known as Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Group, and Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Annette was also a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, where services will be held. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m., and Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, 10 a.m. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through the funeral home. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DiPietro, Peter A.
Peter A. DiPietro - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2000 - Peter A. DiPietro, born Jan. 11, 1930, in Tooele, Utah, passed away June 25, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Mr. DiPietro is survived by his wife, Annette Clara Cardinal DiPietro; and two sons, Joseph Anthony DiPietro and Robert Louis (Susan M.) DiPietro, all of Pueblo; as well as grandson, Anthony Shuler-Cordova. He is also survived by sister, Josephine Carleo, Pueblo; and brother, Henry M. DiPietro, Greeley, Colo.; as well as nieces and nephews, Mary Beth Torres, Pueblo, Christen Rae DiPietro and Anthony Charles DiPietro of Hollywood, Calif., Michael (Cheryl) Carleo, Fort Worth, Texas; and great-nephew, Christian Jordan Torres, Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Connie DiPietro; and a niece, Susan Ann Carleo. Mr. DiPietro was employed in construction as a carpenter for 20 years, with H.W. Houston, H.E. Whitlock and Robert E. McKee Construction companies, working on many major buildings in Pueblo and outside of Pueblo. He left the construction business and went to work for School District #60 as a maintenance carpenter until his retirement in 1992. Mr. DiPietro was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church where he served as a minister of the Eucharist and of Hospitality. He was also a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church parish where services will be held. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, 10 a.m. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Building Fund in his memory in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home.

DiPrince, Lena
Lena DiPrince - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2002 - Age 84, born Sept. 2, 1917, passed away Feb. 25, 2002. Mrs. DiPrince was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph D. DiPrince, in 1980; and sister, Argie Caporicci. She is survived by her sons, Ralph (Linda) DiPrince, Pueblo, and Don (Karyl) DiPrince of La Junta. Grandmother of D.C. and John Paul DiPrince, Dawn (Chris Markuson) DiPrince, Chad DiPrince and Liz DiPrince. Great-grandmother of Max and Sophie. Also survived by sisters, Ida Musso, Esther DiTomaso and Ann Musso; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

DiRito, Bennie R.
Bennie R. DiRito - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2000 - Bennie R. DiRito of Canon City passed away May 19, 2000. He was born in Chandler, Colo., on Oct. 27, 1922, to Ben and Rose (Lippis) DiRito. He was co-owner of the New Music Company. In 1948, he married Vita Lee Salardino, who survives. Also survived by children, David (Vickie) DiRito, Pamela (Jack) Laughlin and Vivian (Kent) Jeffcoat; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and seven brothers and sisters. Preceded in death by his parents, a nephew and sister-in-law. Mass of the Resurrection celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Father James King officiating. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery with military honors.

Dirkes, Tracy Ellen
Tracy Ellen Dirkes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2004 - Tracy Ellen Dirkes, 47, Pueblo, died Dec. 9, 2004. She was born June 7, 1957, in Fairfax, Va. She is survived by her husband, Terry; and stepson, Chad, of Pueblo; her mother, Jessie Patrick; and father, Ian (Pam) Patrick; a brother, Daryl Long; sisters, Sterling (Mark) Creager; and Susan Huntington Long; and grandmother, Elanor (Doyle) Melugin; and three nieces and a nephew. Tracy graduated with honors in history and English from Centaurus High School, Lafayette, Colo., and attended the Fort Benjamin Harris Personnel School, U.S. Army. She was the secretary/treasurer of T&M Granite and Marble, and president and chief executive officer of Pueblo Tile. She was a member of the Latino Chamber of Commerce and served on the membership/marketing committee and special events committee, member of the Pueblo Association of Homebuilders, PAHB-Women's Council secretary, and was a member of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and served on the Chili & Frijole Festival, Business Expo and served as a State Fair Parade float judge. She was a member of FOE 145 Ladies Auxiliary. She believed in giving to her community and her company made many donations such as the Riverwalk plaque, the sign for Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the Beulah Theatre plaques and the annual dinner dance awards to name a few. She was a great lover of animals and she especially loved being with friends and family. Her infectious smile and positive attitude will be cherished forever and she truly will be missed. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at the Romero Family Funeral Chapel in Pueblo. A reception will follow.

Dirksen, Faustina Amelia
Faustina Amelia 'Tina' Dirksen - Great Falls Tribune – February 6, 2005 – Great Falls, Montana - Faustina Amelia 'Tina' (Mascarenas) Dirksen, 83, of 1420 9th St. S., a retired nurses' aid and homemaker, died of natural causes Thursday at her home. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday until the service time at Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory. A vigil service is 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Her funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Croxford Rose Room, with cremation to follow the service. Survivors include daughters Vera Smereck and her husband, Jim, and Roselinda "Tiny" Paulson; a son, Alvino "Vinnie" Salazar, all of Great Falls; a sister, Priscilla and her husband, Ray Thorpe, of Englewood, Colo., and Patricia "Patty" Smith of Alamosa, Colo; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Tina was born May 28, 1921, in Monte Vista, Colo., and was raised and educated in Alamosa, Colo. She married Felix E. Salazar in 1939 in Walsenburg, Colo.; he died in 1956. She married Dan Dirksen in 1962; he died in 1970. Tina worked as a nurses' aid in Alamosa Community Hospital. She moved to Great Falls in 1973 to be by her daughters and son. Tina worked at Convalescent Hospital in Great Falls and was a member of the Senior Citizens Center. Tina had a love of her doll collection and enjoyed cooking, especially her fried potatoes and chili. Being very independent, she would get into her car and go shopping. Anybody that came to her door, she had to feed you. "Are you hungry? What can I get you?" She was preceded in death by her parents, Faustine and Marjorie Mascarenas; a brother, Richard Mascarenas; sisters, Victoria Rodriguez and Frances Griego; and one grandson, Dwayne Salazar. Mom, you were our rock, and we love you very much and will miss your hugs and kisses and your words of guidance. Yo' Te Quero Mucho, Love you! Vera, Tiny and Vino. Thank you, Grandma Tina. Love you! Steven, David and Linda and family, Kristina, Todd and Tiffany.

Dirrim, Lois
Lois Dirrim - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2001 - Lois Dirrim, passed away following surgery on April 14, 2001. She was born to Merlin and Ethel Miller in Fremont, Neb., on March 23, 1927. Lois graduated from Fremont High School in 1944. She attended business college in Omaha and worked at the Mead Government Arsenal during the war years. She later worked as a legal secretary and part-time court reporter until 1950, when she married Lysle R. Dirrim and moved to Denver, Colo. They moved to Brighton, Colo., in 1953 where her husband was in the practice of law until 2000. Lois worked as an executive secretary for the Bureau of Mines and later as secretary for South Elementary in Brighton until 1970 when she retired to raise her children. She moved with her husband to Pueblo West, in the fall of 2000. She is survived by her husband; children Lysle G. (Luann) Dirrim of Montrose, Colo., David Dirrim, Colo., Roger (Julie) of Brighton, Colo. and Ann (Tom) Chinnock of Loveland, Colo.; and five granddaughters. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Buell Children's Museum, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003.

Dirst, Randy W.
Randy W. Dirst - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2004 - Randy W. Dirst, 25, passed away May 3, 2004. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

DiSalvo, Ben
Ben DiSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1999 - Ben DiSalvo, son of Sam and Viola DiSalvo, was born Jan. 29, 1935, and passed away Aug. 19, 1999. Preceded in death by his father, Sam- and his sister, Louise Hansen. Survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Jeannie DiSalvo- his mother, Viola DiSalvo- sisters, Eileen (James) Poole of Hope Mills, N.C., and Marlene (Pete) West, Littleton- brother, Dino (Ginger) DiSalvo, Pueblo-daughters, Kathy DiSalvo, Fort Worth, Texas, Charlene (Troy) Fox, Midland, Texas- son, David (Heather McClaran) DiSalvo, Pueblo. Also survived by his stepchildren, Karen Nucci, Sharen (Frank) Rogers, and Joe (Terri) Musso, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Jimmy Fox, Lyndsey Fox, Tiffany Latka, Justin Latka, Raina Musso, Shyenne Rogers and Dillon Rogers- as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. DiSalvo served in the U.S. Navy from1954 - 1958. He was employed at Perfect Circle from 1958 - 1975, was a maintenance man for local nursing homes and was currently employed at PDI. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Rose Chapel, with interment at Memorial Gardens. Military graveside rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may donate to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, in memory of Mr. DiSalvo.

DiSalvo, Pete
Pete DiSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 2000 - Pete DiSalvo of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 29, 2000. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Rose DiSalvo, 1984. He is survived by children, Phyllis (Chuck) Martlaro of Las Vegas, Nev., Vera Dover, Upland, Calif.; grandchildren, Charles (Darany) Martlaro, Michael (Maria) Martlaro, Lori Dover; great-grandchildren, Michael, Connor, Ryan, Emily Martlaro, Matthew Hill; sisters, Josephine Tamburelli, Trinidad, Colo., Mary Michelli, Aguilar, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Viola DiSalvo, Angelina Juinta; brother-in-law, Charles (Dorothy) Juinta. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member at Mount Carmel Church and very active in the church with his wife Rose. Pete worked for the Denver Rio Grande Railroad and Rainbow Bakery, retiring from the bakery after 20 years. He was very fond of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting season, and shared his love for fishing with his best friend and life partner, Rose. They used to fish in San Isabel and many other lakes around the Southern Colorado area. When he was not working he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband and father. Pete's legacy will live on in the lives of his two daughters. Visitation today at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with recitation of the rosary to follow at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mount Carmel Church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

DiSalvo, Sam
Sam DiSalvo - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1987 - Sam DiSalvo passed away Sept. 24, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Viola, of the family home in Walsenburg; sons, Ben (Jeannie) DiSalvo, Dino (Ginger) DiSalvo, both of Pueblo; daughters, Virginia Eileen (James) Pool, Hope Mill, N.C., Louise Hanson, Pueblo, Marlene (Pete) ,West, Littleton; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Pete DiSalvo, Pueblo; sisters, Rosalie (Cart) Dye, California, Mary Michele, Aguilar, Josephine Tamburelli, Pueblo. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry Andrew Tamburelli, Aguilar, Walter Asby, California, Andy (Elsie) Herylck; Canon City, Lester (Gertrude) Herylck, Pueblo, Arthur (Billie) Herylck, Westcliffe, Opal Wright, Walsenburg, Mable Murdock, Seattle, Elvie Pucket, Bathel, Wash., Jewell (Leo) Lund, Renton, Wash., Ethel (Delbert) Greenland, Wash.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his father Benneditto, and mother, Felicia Sinatra DiSalvo; brothers and one sister. Born Sept. 20, 1911, in Broadhead. Pueblo resident since 1952. Moved to Walsenburg in 1976. Retired from CF&I in 1972. Mr. DiSalvo enjoyed hunting big game and prospecting gold and silver. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The family will greet friends at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood Lane, immediately following the graveside service.

DiSalvo, Viola Bell
Viola Bell DiSalvo - Huerfano World - December 11, 2003 - Viola Bell DiSalvo went to be with the Lord Dec. 3, 2002. Viola was born on March 3, 1913 in Aguilar. Viola was Preceded in death by husband, Sam DiSalvo; son, Ben DiSalvo; and daughters, Betty Jean DiSalvo and Louise Hanson. She is survived by daughter, Eileen (James) Poole, North Carolina, Marlene West, Littleton; and Dino DiSalvo, Walsenburg; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Mabel Murdock, Elva Puckett, Jewel Browning; Washington; and Ethel (Delbert ) Greenland, Arizona; and brothers, Lester Herlyck, California, and Arthur (Johnnie) Herlyck, Pueblo. Viola and Sam DiSalvo moved to Walsenburg in 1976. Sam retired from the CF&I and Viola retired from Colorado State Hospital. Viola was active in the Prairie Rangers Club, AARP club, attended the Mennonite Church. Later she was baptized in the Calvary Baptist Church. She had a passion for reading and loved to share her found knowledge. Viola shared her gifts of life with all who sought to befriend her. She loved all and held no judgment. The love and kindness she bestowed upon others drifted back in blessings upon her. Viola will be cherished and missed by all.

DiSanti, Barbara Louise
Barbara Louise DiSanti - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - Barbara Louise DiSanti, 65, born Oct. 12, 1937, went to be with the Lord Oct. 14, 2002. Graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1955. Preceded in death by her mother, Edith Stewart; and stepfather, L.M. Stewart; mother-in-law, Vera Rose DiSanti; uncles, Guy Potter and Ernest Potter. Barbara is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ed DiSanti of the family home; sons, Randy (Trish) DiSanti of Pueblo and Rusty (Arleen) DiSanti of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Britani, Colton and Kelsie and an unborn grandchild; Godchild, Domenic DiSanti; and her cocker spaniel "Max." Also survived by her brothers, John (Charlotte) Stewart, John Miller, both of Illinois, and Ed (Sandi) Miller of Arkansas; special friends, Albert and Clara Torri and Al Lundberg, all of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Barbara will be remembered for always offering a helping hand to anyone in need and her Sunday dinners of spaghetti and pizza with her family. She will lie in state at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with the family receiving friends and relatives from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, with the Rev. Father Richard Becker as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow the interment at the St. Joseph Hall. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests memorials be made to the Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Regional Center through the funeral home. Pueblo Chieftain October 27, 2002 The family of Barbara Louise Di- Santi would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbors who sent condolences, cards, food and flowers. Special thanks to the nursing staff on 5100 at St. Mary-Corwin Regional Medical Center. You were all great and Barbara loved all of you. You will always be remembered for the loving care you gave her. Also, Dr. Balizet and his staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center for the care you gave. Special thanks to Iris Hoopes, Don and Sandi Mitchell, Sandi for staying at night with Barbara and Dick and Karen Hoopes for your support, also Rosalee and Ron for the help you gave. Tom Munch, Dennis and Larry Heid for the beautiful music, Arlie Wilbourn for the eulogy, Joe and Anthony Bassetti for the readings, Father Becker and Father Bob and their staff at St. Joseph Church, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors for the care and consideration you gave our family, the Pleasant View Reunion Committee for their support and Andrews Food Service for providing the food and staff at the reception. The Family of Barbara DiSanti

DiSanti, Carmen Charles Jr.
Carmen Charles DiSanti Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2002 - Carmen Charles DiSanti Jr., lifetime Pueblo resident, born June 21, 1943, passed away May 20, 2002. He is preceded in death by his father, Carmen C. DiSanti Sr., Nov. 30, 1972. Carmen is survived by his son, Vincent Paul DiSanti; mother, Teresa Rose DiSanti, both of Pueblo; sisters, Mary Ann (John) Henry, of Pennsylvania and Lorraine Refice, of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Carmen graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1962. He served in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school, then went on to Southern Colorado University, aka “USC.” He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Carmen was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in his yard. He was a lover of animals, especially his dogs. His family will deeply miss his wisdom, his big brotherly advice and his great sense of humor. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers those who wish may make memorial contributions to the liver, heart or kidney foundations through the funeral home office.

Disert, Charles E.
Charles E. Disert – Huerfano World – April 29, 2004 - Charles E. Disert, 94, a resident of San Lorenzo, NM, passed away Friday, Apr. 16, 2004 at Gila Regional Medical Center. Memorial service was Apr. 24, 2004 at Baca's Funeral Chapels, with The Rev. Mr. Mike Lavelle officiating. Masonic service was conducted by Jason Hamilton. Mr. Disert was born Dec. 7, 1909, in Colorado Springs, to Edgar and Grace (Overcash) Disert. He ranched in La Veta from 1950 to 1973. He then moved to New Mexico. He was a rancher, having owned the D-Diamond Ranch before selling it to The Nature Conservancy. He was a 32nd Degree Mason with Mimbres Masonic Lodge No. 10, A.F. and A.M. Mr. Disert married Charlena Crandell on Dec. 18, 1948, in St. Paul, MN. He always enjoyed working his cattle. Mr. Disert is survived by his wife, Charlena, of the home; his children, all graduates of La Veta High School; including, his son, Michael (Gladys) of San Lorenzo, NM; daughters, Donna Curtis- Hayward, Parker and Dee Ann (Steven) Lucks, Idaho Falls, ID; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, friends and neighbors. Mr. Disert was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Diss, Lynn Jones
Lynn Jones "Dick" Diss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1999 - Lynn Jones "Dick" Diss went to be with the Lord on July 21, 1999. He was born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Kinmundy, Ill. In 1927, his family moved to the San Luis Valley. He accepted the Lord as his personal savior as a young child. Lynn entered the U.S. Navy in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. Lynn graduated from Adams State College with Bachelors and Masters degrees in education. Lynn taught industrial arts and drivers' education in Center. He took an early medical retirement from teaching because of his diabetes. Lynn married Phyllis "Evelyn" Bell in 1950 and there were five children born to this union- an infant son, Carolyn (Diss) Hiner, David Diss, Mark Diss, Janet(Diss) Seierstad. After Evelyn's death in 1969, he married Fay Foote in 1970and added three children to his family, Mark Foote, David Foote and Karen(Foote) Carter. Lynn's home church was the First Baptist Church of Hooper. He was also a member of Park Hill Baptist Church in Pueblo. Lynn was receded in death by his parents- his wife, Phyllis "Evelyn" Bell- two brothers, Russell Diss and Jack Diss- his sister, Irene Diss Walker, and Baby Diss, an infant son. He is survived by his wife, Fay Diss- his children- sons and daughters-in-law- grandchildren- brother, Bill Diss- and many other family members and friends. The funeral service is at the First Baptist Church, Hooper, Colo., on Thursday, July 29, 1999, at 10 a.m. with interment followingat the Monte Vista Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations contributions to ark Hill Baptist Church, 1302 E. Fifth Street, Pueblo, Colo., 81001, to be used to build homes in India. Donations may also be given to the Gideon Memorial Bibles.

Dissler, Theresa
Sister Theresa Dissler - The Kansas City Star - September 04, 1996 - Sister Theresa Dissler, 74, Atchison, KS, died September 2, 1996, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 4 p.m. Friday, September 6, at St. Scholastica Chapel. Visitation will begin 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at Dooley Center, and there will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in the sisters' cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Sisters, Mount St. Scholastica. The daughter of Virginia and Adolph Dissler, Theresa Marie was born July 15, 1922, in Walsenburg, CO. She attended the parish school at St. Mary's in Walsenburg, and was a graduate of Mount St. Scholastica College. Before joining the Benedictine Sisters in 1949, she served in the United States Navy Reserve. She made her monastic profession August 10, 1950. In her earlier years as a Benedictine, she was known as Sister De Porres. She pursued further studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a Master's in Spanish; at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. for library science; and in Spain and Mexico for Spanish. Sister Theresa, a Benedictine educator in Kansas, except for one year in Iowa and one in Nebraska, spent eight years in Seneca. Her other assignments included being on the staff of Mount St. Scholastica Academy, Maur Hill Prep School, and Benedictine College, where she taught Spanish and served as librarian until 1989. She was subprioress of the Mount St. Scholastica religious community from 1982 to 1988. Her most recent assignment was as librarian for the monastic community. She is survived by one sister, Virginia Rosenbaugh, Cortez, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. (Arrangements: Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home)

Ditmore, Mildred W.
Mildred W. Ditmore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2004 - Mildred W. Ditmore, age 87, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 25, 2004, in Colorado Springs. Mildred was born on Nov. 29, 1916, at Manassa, Colo., a daughter of the late David and Susan Mary Wisler Wilson Sr. She married Robert Earl Ditmore on Aug. 22, 1937, at Alamosa, Colo.; he preceded her in death on March 6, 1991. Mildred loved to hunt rocks with her husband. She was a devoted mother. Mildred is survived by three children, Wayne Ditmore of Monument, Colo., Cecil (Linda) Ditmore of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and Claire Louise (Garth) Bundy of St. George, Utah; two sisters, Alice Janda of Alamosa, Colo., and Esther Bradley of Idaho; one brother, Arnold Wilson of Denver, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80904. Funeral services will be on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Blunt Mortuary Chapel and at 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ, 4720 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo, Colo., 81005. Grave dedication and interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo.

DiTomaso, Esther M.
Esther M. DiTomaso - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2006 - Esther M. DiTomaso, 86, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006. Esther was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Lime, Colo. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Louis; parents, Dominick and Bertha Mastrostefano; sisters, Argie Caporicci and Lena DiPrince. Esther is survived by her two sons, Leonard and Joseph DiTomaso of Pueblo; and daughter, Jeanne (Russell) McDonald of The Dalles, Ore. Grandchildren, Gary (Kim) DiTomaso and Dana DiTomaso, of Pueblo, Thomas McDonald of The Dalles, Ore., and Jeffrey (Wendy) McDonald of Portland, Ore. Great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kasey DiTomaso of Pueblo, Peyton and Melanie McDonald of Portland, Ore. Sisters, Ida Musso and Ann Musso of Pueblo. Sisters-in-law, Esther Mauro, Christine Wilkins and Helen (Paul) Eubanks, of Pueblo. Brother-in-law, Tony Thomas of Pueblo, also numerous nieces and nephews. Esther and her husband Louis were long time St. Charles Mesa farmers. She was a devoted housewife and mother. She very much enjoyed family gatherings. She was a longtime member of St. Theresa Lodge, and St. Joseph's Church. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Parkview Medical Center staff, Dr. Christopher Smith, physical therapy department of Life Care Center and Josie and Mary Ann (CNA's at Life Care) and Charolette of Argus Home Care. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Ditterline, Gary
Gary Ditterline – Pueblo Star Journal – October 8, 1973 – Gary Ditterline, formerly of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly in Denver Saturday. He was the son of William Ditterline, Pueblo, and brother of Mrs. Robert (Pat) Fox, also of Pueblo. He was the grandson of Mrs. Jack Price, Pueblo, and Lawrence Bates, of Albia, Iowa. He also left one nephew, Robbie Fox of Pueblo and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Ditterline was a member of Central Christian Church and had been a lifetime resident of Pueblo. The family may be contacted at the Fox home, 3318 Canterbury, phone 561-2424. Arrangements later.

Dittmar, Claude C.
Claude C. Dittmar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2002 - Claude C. Dittmar, 89, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2002. He is preceded in death by two wives, Alberta Dittmar and Ruby Dittmar; his daughter, Beatrice Coats; stepdaughter, Doris Romero; and grandson, Curtis Mainord. He is survived by his daughter, Claudette Dittmar (Tommy Hunter); stepdaughter, Debbie (Don) Wehers; grandchildren, Lisa (Mark) Wilson, Bradley (Tammie) Hunter, Lynn Robert (Melanie Smith) Hunter, Lacy Estes, Johnny (Evette) Hunter, Laurel (David Madrid) Hunter and Jimmy Mainord; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Viewing to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Divas, Estella Coronado
Estella Coronado Divas - Denver Rocky Mountain News - November 18, 1999 - Estella Coronado Divas, 77, of Denver died Nov. 1. Services were Nov. 5. Mrs. Divas was born in Red Wing on Sept. 13, 1922. She married L. Armando Divas in October. She owned a restaurant. Survivors include her husband; daughters Claudette Griego of New Mexico, Gorgette Wood and Yolanda Moore, both of Iowa, Paulina Bradley and Diane Salinas, both of Denver, and Georgia May and Melvina, both of Maryland; son Robert Coronado of Maryland; 21 grandchildren.

Divelbiss, Florine E.
Florine E. Divelbiss - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1977 - Florine E. Divelbiss, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 1111 Bonforte, Apt. 202, passed away St. Mary Corwin Hospital June 12, 1977, following lengthy illness. Mrs. Divelbiss was preceded in death by her husband, Horace W. Divelbiss, October 29, 1969, by her son, Horace W. Divelbiss, 1968, and her brother, Ira Holcomb. Member, Calvary Baptist Church and American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include four children, Herbert H. Divelbiss, Mount Vernon, Wash., Ralph H. Divelbiss, 2221 S. Prairie, space 127, where family may be contacted. Richard L. Divelbiss, Pueblo, and Mrs. Dorothy G. Warmack, Boomfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Neva L. Pearce and Mrs. Lena McConnell, both of Pueblo. Mrs. Divelbiss was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Geraldine D. Roberts, Arvene Roberts, James H. Divelbiss, Mrs. Charline Divelbiss, Mrs. Helen Fengler, Joseph Fengler, and Fred McConnell, and the mother-in-law of Mrs. Grace Jean Divelbiss, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Fran Divelbiss, Mount Vernon, Wash., Mrs. Betty Jean Divelbiss and Mrs. Maggie Divelbiss, both of Pueblo, and Russell Warmack, Broomfield, Eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive, as well as a host of friends. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with the Rev. Bernard R. Tuttle, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make contribution to the Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Fund in memory of Mrs. Divelbiss.

Divelbiss, J. D.
J. D. Divelbiss - Yampa Leader - July 7, 1911 - Pueblo county lost a well known and highly respected pioneer in the death of J. D. Divelbiss, aged sixty-eight.

Divelbiss, J. H.
J. H. Divelbiss - Bayfield Blade - July 6, 1911 - Pueblo county lost a well known and highly respected pioneer in the death of J. H. Divelbiss, aged sixty-eight.

Diven, Beulah Mae
Beulah Mae Diven - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 2002 - Beulah Mae Diven, l01, of Pueblo and Fowler, died April 10, 2002. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Fowler Cemetery with Chaplain Ray Hawkins of Villa Pueblo Towers officiating. The Diven family moved to Fowler in 1933 and opened the Diven Packing Co., which canned tomatoes for over 60 years. A member of Clearwater Chapter OES, past Worthy Matron, past president of Progress Club, American Red Cross and attended First Baptist Church. Survived by sons, Earl (Joy) Diven of Fowler, James (Lecial) Diven of Pueblo ; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and until 9 a.m. Saturday at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Family prefers memorials to Fowler Historical Society or charity of your choice.

Diverbliss, E. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. E. H. Diverbliss – Aspen Weekly Times – December 26, 1896 – Suicide At Pueblo – Insane Woman Drowns Herself in a Rain Barrel – Pueblo, Dec. 24. – Mrs. E. H. Diverbliss, the wife of a prominent ranchman, living two miles west of this city, committed suicide this morning by drowning herself in a barrel of rain water. She had been sick for several months, it is believed her illness affected her mind. For some days past she has been acting in a queer manner and has been constantly under the care of a nurse. In some manner this morning she eluded the vigilance of the nurse, and going directly to the barrel of water she broke the thick coating of ice with a hatchet and plunged in head first. The protruding points of ice held her body like a vice, and had she attempted to withdraw herself she would have found it impossible. The nurse missed her patient half an hour later and was horrified to find her lifeless body in the barrel. Mrs. Diverbliss was an old timer and well known here and throughout the county. She leaves a husband and four children. Denver Evening Post - December 24, 1896 - A Suicide in Pueblo - Mrs. Dideliss Ties Her Wrists and Jumps Into a Barrel of Water - Pueblo, Dec. 24 - Mrs. E. H. Dideliss, wife of a well-known ranchman west of this city, committed suicide at 2 o'clock this morning while temporarily insane. She tied her wrists together and then plunged head foremost into a barrel of water, where she drowned. She had been in poor health for some time. Her remains will be shipped to Peoria, Ill., where she was well known and prominently connected.

Divilbliss, Ruby J.
Ruby J. "Rudy" Divilbliss - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2000 - Ruby J. "Rudy" Divilbliss, 93. Born Aug. 31, 1906, in Bristol, England, passed away April 18, 2000, in Bandera, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in 1983, and grandson, Scott Pittman, in 1985. She is survived by her daughters, Jeanne (Don) Hustead and Carla (Doak) Walker; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with The Rev. Jonathan Winans officiating. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Divisio, Pete
Pete Divisio - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: A disaster in the old Sunshine mine claimed the lives of William Moran, Archie Miller, Natale Nizzi, Natale Ore, James Teeters, Pete Divisio, S. Lobana and Dominic Lezeni.

Dixon, Colbert L. Sr.
Colbert L. Dixon Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2003 - Colbert L. Dixon Sr., born March 8, 1929, in Fort Collins, Colo., passed away Dec. 3, 2003. He is preceded in death by his son, Colbert L. Dixon Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Nelliemay Dixon; children, Jeanine Ulibarri and fiancι, Robbie Rial of Tupelo, Miss., Janyc (Craig) Holmes of Ogden, Utah, Leann (Eric) Willis of Pueblo; four grandsons; three great-grandsons, three great-granddaughters; two sisters and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Colbert retired from the power company after 41 years and served in the army during the Korean War. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Colbert L. Dixon Sr. to the Colorado Lung Association through the funeral home office.

Dixon, Colbert Le Roy Jr.
Colbert Le Roy "Skip" Dixon Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 4, 1987 - Colbert Le Roy "Skip" Dixon Jr., 36, former Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 1, 1987, after an auto accident near Pecos, Texas. Father of Chad and Tory Dixon of Torrington, Wyo. Son of Colbert L. and Nelliemay Dixon, Pueblo; Brother of Jeanine (Bob) Ulibarri, Los Angeles, Calif., Janyc (Jerry) Casebier; sons, Brandon and Aaron, Ogden, Utah; Leann Dixon, Pueblo; grandson of Lee Dixon, Fort Collins; aunts, uncles and cousins also survive him. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Roselawn, Cemetery Chapel.

Dixon, Edward L.
Edward L. Dixon - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2000 - Edward L. Dixon, passed away Sept. 17, 2000, in Pueblo. Eddie was born in Pueblo on Feb. 18, 1928, to Edward Dixon Sr. and Edna Harper Dixon. He was employed as a metallurgist in the CF&I Steel Mill for nearly 40 years. Edward was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pueblo, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory, Royal Arch Masons, local chapter, council and commandary, as well as the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 7. Edward is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn; sons, Steven (Dorelee) Dixon of Pueblo, Chad Dixon, Tyron (Sharon) Dixon, both of Washington; a daughter, Jeanene Dixon of Virginia; his grandchildren, Breanna Dixon, Tobva and Hethan Dixon, and Aaron Grace and Holly Portenier; and great-granddaughter, Summer Portenier. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand, with memorial rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM.

Dixon, Mary M.
Mary M. Dixon - Huerfano World - March 1, 1990 - Mary M. Dixon, 80, of La Veta, died Monday, Feb. 26, 1990, at her home in La Veta. Born June 28, 1909, in Elk City, OK, to Jacob A. and Thirzy Ball Wagner, she married the late William C. Dixon in 1928. They moved to La Veta in April of 1960 where they owned and operated a ranch. After they sold their ranch they operated the Dixon Drive-inn in La Veta. Mrs. Dixon was an active member of the Baptist Church of La Veta, the Stitch & Chat, the B-Loyals and the AARP. Mrs. Dixon is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Webb, Lakewood and Barbara Gaskill, La Veta; three grandchildren; a sister, Leata Edge, Haskell, OK; a brother, Herman Wagner, Perryton, TX, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from La Veta Baptist Church. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Dixon, Myrtle I.
Myrtle I. Dixon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 3, 1987 - Myrtle I. Dixon, a Pueblo resident since 1918, late of 4001 O'Neal, passed away Feb. 2, 1987. Mrs. Dixon is survived by two sisters, Geraldine Cawlfield and Helen Cave of Pueblo; one brother, Bert Cave of Fowler; and four nieces. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Wilson of the Praise Assembly officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Dixon, Shirley
Shirley Dixon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1986 - Shirley Dixon, 58, former Pueblo resident, died Aug. 10, 1986 Wife of Bill, Brush; mother of Linda Schwartz, Colorado Springs, Carol Ann Ireland and Peggy Dixon, both of Denver. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Brush United Methodist Church. Interment, 2 p.m. Friday, Crown Hill Cemetery Denver. Memorial gifts to Shirley Dixon Memorial Fund, in care of Gale-Heer Mortuary 222 Cameron, Brush, Colo. 80723.

Dixon, W. C.
W. C. Dixon - La Veta Signature - May 26, 1983 - Services were held Monday in La Veta for long-time county resident W. C. Dixon. Mr. Dixon was born May 31, 1908, in Anderson, South Carolina. He was one of six sons and two daughters born to William T. and Lula A. Dixon. He attended school in Anderson and at the age of 18 moved to Perryton, Texas where he worked as a wheat harvest hand. He married Mary Wagner on September 6, 1928 in Perryton. Born to this union were two sons who died in infancy and two daughters. In 1960, they moved to Colorado where they bought a ranch near La Veta. In 1964, they bought Dixon's Drive Inn and operated until 1973. After selling the Drive Inn he retired until 1978, when he began working for the Forest Service. He was employed with the Forest Service at the time of his death. In 1980, he received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of continued diligent service in the Senior Community Services Employment program from the Forest Service. W. C. was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Greenwood, South Carolina and a member of the First Baptist Church in La Veta. Survivors include his wife, Mary W. Dixon of the family home, two daughters, Bonnie Kreutzer of Golden, CO and Barbara Gaskill of La Veta; four grandchildren, Brandi and Eric Kreutzer, Joe and [obituary cut off].

Dizonno, Anthony W.
Anthony W. Dizonno - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2003 - Anthony W. Dizonno, 79, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2003. He was a member of VFW Post 7305, Lions, Eagles and St. Aloysius Catholic Church. He was a volunteer for the Pueblo Police Department. Anthony retired in 1976 from the Chicago Police Department after 31 years of loyal service. He is preceded in death by his sister, Winifred Chor; and his brother, Daniel. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary; his daughter, Antoinette Liebnow; brothers, Mike Dizonno and John (Celia) Dizonno; sisters, Mary Barrett and Yolanda (George) Beckwith; brother-in-law, Ralph Chor; sister-in-law, Ann (Lyle) Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Dizonno will lie in state from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. The family will receive their friends at this time. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Rye following the Mass. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Anthony Dizonno to St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home. Also, please visit Anthony's memorial at

Dlugopolski, Walter
Walter Dlugopolski - Walsenburg World - May 6, 1930 - Pictou Man's Back Broken In Accident – Three Cars Pass Over Body; Fell Off Empty Trip – Inquest Tonight – Men Refuse to Go Back Into Mine After Fatal Mishap – Thrown off an empty trip he was riding, Walter Dlugopolski, 28 year old miner at Pictou, was crushed to death at 8:45 a.m. Monday under wheels of three other cars that passed over the body. Due to a double tragedy at Pictou last fall, men refused to go back into the entries for work after the accident. Grover Muir was killed at Pictou last fall and men went back to work, it was complained. Two hours later Thomas Beveridge, another Walsenburg boy was killed. Workers at the scene of the accident rushed Dlugopolski to the surface. He died shortly after reaching the surface. His back had been broken, both legs fractured and he was hurt internally, a post mortem examination showed. Inquest Tonight – Dr. W.S. Chapman, county coroner, and George C. Dalrymple, deputy state coal mine inspector, was summoned to the mine at once. After an investigation, Dr. Chapman announced that the customary inquest would be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Summoned as witnesses will be Dan Reese, Orson P. Bird, Ralph Guerrero, and Joe Howser. Funeral services for Dlugopolski will be held Thursday from the Catholic church, according to announcements today by the Unfug Peet Mortuary, in charge of the services. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Dlugopolski lived at Maitland. He came to America 23 years ago from Poland and had worked 2 years at Pictou and several years at Walsen. He was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, No. 202, of Walsenburg. Surviving him are his wife, his mother, two small children, John and Mary, and three sisters, Mrs. John Legerski, Mrs. Mary Opiol, of Walsenburg and Mrs. Frances Bechaver of Toltec.

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