The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Dosen, Pete M.
Pete M. Dosen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2000 - Pete M. Dosen, age 79, went to be with his Lord Aug. 30, 2000. Born in Rugby, Colo., June 12, 1921, to Martin and Mildred Dosen. Pete was a lifetime construction worker and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Croatian Fraternal Union of America No. 184 and a member of the Aguilar Town Board. Pete was well liked and known by many. Preceded in death by parents, Martin and Mildred Dosen; brother Mike Dosen; and nephews, Frank Baudino, James Dosen and Nick Ringo. Survivors are beloved wife of 48 years, Alma; son, Martin (Barbara), Aguilar; and grandsons, Michael (Colorado Springs) and David Dosen (Washington state); brothers, Paul (Mildred) Dosen, Joe (Ann) Dosen, Katie (Tom) Paulovich, Nick (Barbara) Dosen; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Honorary pallbearers: Paul Dosen, Joe Dosen, Nick Dosen, Michael Dosen, David Dosen, Tom Paulovich, Clifford Smith and Garry Ringo. Active pallbearers: George Tokar, Joe Arnone, Jim Villa, Adolf Lujan, Joe Gonzales and Pete Quintero. In lieu of flowers and food, family request donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in memory of our Loved One.

Doss, Benjamin
Benjamin Don - Walsenburg World - June 14, 1889 - Word was received here Saturday that Benjamin Don, an old timer in the county, at St. Mary's on the Huerfano, had been killed by a team running away and crushing him under a load of poles. He was almost 60 years old, had been in the county 25 years, and had been school superintendent, also county commissioner. He was an old and respected citizen.

Dosso, Del
Del Dosso - Ventura County Star - April 15, 2005 - Ventura, CA - Donald Del Dosso, 83, a Ventura County resident since 1922, passed away Monday, April 11, 2005, at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. Don was born May 21, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo. Don, or 'Pop' to many of his extended family and children, will be greatly missed for his sage advice and acute sense of humor. He was always there for us whether we needed advice, counsel or a life lesson. Don grew up in Fillmore and graduated from Fillmore High, after which he spent six years in the U.S. Army, serving in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 55 years, his younger years spent in the Santa Paula Lodge, and was active recently in the Conejo Valley Lodge, as well as the Conejo Valley High Twelve. He will be greatly missed at the many poker games and fishing holes, avocations he passed on to the succeeding generations. Don is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary of Thousand Oaks; sons, Michael (wife Helen), David (wife Cindy), and Mark (wife Linda); seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a huge extended family, as well as 'The Cocoons' - you know who you are. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, April 16, at Pierce Bros. Griffin Mortuary, 101 E. Wilbur Road, Thousand Oaks. Internment will follow at Santa Paula Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Bros. Griffin Mortuary, Thousand Oaks, CA; phone 1-805-495-4641.

Dote, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William Dote - Blue Valley Times - September 6, 1912 - Mrs. William Dote, a resident of the South Side, at Pueblo, encountered a live wire on the street and received serious injuries. As Mrs. Dote stepped from a street car the wire wound around her and she was horribly burned. She is not expected to recover.

Dotson, David W.
David W. “Bill” Dotson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2000 - David W. “Bill” Dotson, 97, born Aug. 6, 1903, in Cleveland, Iowa, passed away in Pueblo on Nov. 25, 2000. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Dotson. Survived by children, Phyllis (Paul) Nicholas of Sterling, Colo., and Priscilla (Kenneth) Blush of Corona, Calif.; brother, Ernest Dotson of Des Moines, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Mary Dotson of Grants Pass, Ore., and Wilma Daugherty of Pueblo; grandchildren, Greg (Anne) Nicholas of Haddam, Conn., Michelle (Bill) Stutsman of Corona, Calif., and Donna (Greg) Burtnett of San Bernardino, Calif.; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church in his memory.

Dotson, Frank
Frank Dotson - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Frank Dotson is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Frank Dotson as "colored," age 48, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Dotson, Irene Angela Micheli
Irene Angela Micheli Dotson - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 15, 2003 - A Coal Miner's Daughter - Irene Angela Micheli Dotson, age 91, a resident of the Colorado Springs area since 1993, and formerly of Aguilar, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2003 in Colorado Springs. She was believed to be the last survivor of the Ludlow Massacre. Irene Angela Micheli was born on January 2, 1912 in Ramey, Colorado to Angelo and Mary (Oberosler) Micheli. Irene grew up in the various coal camps in the area surrounding Trinidad, Colorado. She married Lyman Z. Dotson on February 6, 1931 in Trinidad. Lyman died on April 5, 1993. Irene was a coal miner's daughter, a farming wife, a homemaker, and a member of the Worldwide Church of God. Mrs. Dotson is survived by her daughter, Betty Rickel of Colorado Springs and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister Esther Huseman Bennett, her brother Charles Micheli, and her granddaughter Leah Geni Hudson. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2003 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado. A reception will follow the services at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Aguilar. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ludlow Memorial Fund, 1804 North Linden Avenue, Trinidad, Colorado 81082 or to Odyssey Health Care, 4465 Northpark Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.

Dotson, Sarah E.
Sarah E. Dotson - Colorado Daily Chieftain – December 22, 1875 – Dotson - On the 21st inst., in Pueblo, Sarah E., eldest daughter of Rev. W.A. Dotson, pastor of the Methodist Episcopalian church, aged 19 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of her parents, at half past 2:00 this (Wednesday) afternoon. Colorado Daily Chieftain - December 24, 1875 - Miss Sarah E. Dotson – I take this method of extending the sincere thanks of bleeding but appreciative hearts to Revs. Monfort and Tompkins, and the many friends who so generously gave their friendly offices and tears of sympathy in the sickness and at the funeral of our dear departed one. From her early childhood the deceased was accustomed to regular seasons of prayer, and in later years gave unmistakable evidence of her love for the Divine Human Christ, the Sunday school and the church. She never entered the ball room or the play circle. Endowed with a nature too tender and confiding for earth, she felt keenly its scorn and slights and learned only by bitter experience that much of our social life is but a sham and a cheat. She never gave intentional offense to either rich or poor, and toward the close of her life turned for sympathy and cheer to generous and unselfish natures without regard to their graduated scale in the social world. From the age of two years she was during much of her life a great physical sufferer. After the first four days of her final sickness she enjoyed few lucid moments; but whenever asked expressed love for the Savior and unwavering trust in the merits of his death. At the first visit of the doctor she told him of a beautiful dream of the previous night. She dreamed that Christmas had come, and that she saw the Savior surrounded by many little children, all dressed in white robes. (Poem) She was born September 29th, 1856, and died at 3 o'clock and 30 minutes, December 21st, 1875. (poem). W.A. Dotson

Dotter, Roscoe Herbert Jr.
Roscoe Herbert Dotter Jr. - Denver Rocky Mountain News - March 09, 2000 - Roscoe Herbert Dotter Jr., 76, of Genoa died March 1. Services were March 6, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Dotter was born in Buffalo, Okla., on April 23, 1923. He married Lavina Adeline, 1942, deceased, and Virginia Perry, 1979. He operated a Conoco station in Genoa and the Conoco Bulk Plant and was a carpenter. He was a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his wife; sons Tom of Denver and Clay of Walsenburg; daughter Sandra Puckett of Washington; stepdaughters Shirley Morris and Julie Stock, both of Texas; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Huerfano World - March 9, 2000 - Roscoe Herbert Dotter Jr., 76, Of Tow, TX, died Mar. 1, 2000. Born Apr. 20,1923 in Buffalo, OK, to the late Roscoe and Gladys Bingham Dotter, he attended high school in Alva, OK, and went on to college to study animal husbandry. He was interrupted in college by World War II where he served in the Armor Division, later transferring to the Army Air Corps. He was involved in the Pacific Theatre, the taking of Guam, and the construction of the air base in Guam. He returned home a staff sergeant and quartermaster and was decorated for bravery. Mr. Dotter married Lavina Adeline Moles, nicknamed "Tiny" in Alva in 1942. In early 1948 they moved to a farm in Genoa. From 1954 through 1956 they operated Dotter's Cafe in Alva during the winter and returned to Colorado to work on the farm during the summer. Mr. Dotter was postmaster of the Genoa post office from 1969 to 1971. He served on the Genoa School Board and member and president. He was also president, district governor and convention chairman of the Lion's Club of which he was a member for 36 years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and of the NRA and was active in VFW. Mr. Dotter operated the Conoco Station in Genoa and worked as a carpenter for Vermillion's. In 1979, he married Virginia Perry in Genoa and the couple lived in Tow during the winter and traveled to Colorado in the summer. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, Tow; two sons, Tom Dotter, Denver and Clay Dotter, Walsenburg; one daughter, Sandra Puckett, Tacoma, WA; Virginia's children, Shirley Morris, Sherman, TX, and Julie Stock of Round Rock, TX; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from Love Funeral Home Chapel in Limon.

Doty, Mary Gladys
Mary Gladys Doty - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2003 - Mary Gladys Doty, 95, passed away July 29, 2003. She will be missed by special friends, John and Beatrice Casaus; and family, staff and caregivers at University Park Care Center. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2003, Roselawn Cemetery.

Doud, Roy
Roy Doud - Wray Rattler - May 01, 1908 - While riding a horse through a gate on the ranch of his uncle between Pueblo and Colorado Springs, April 19th, Roy Doud, aged twenty-two, was killed. The horse shied and Doud was thrown off, his head striking a gatepost. The force of the blow was such that his skull was crushed and he lived but a few minutes.

Doudna, J. V. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. V. Doudna - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1912 - News of the death of Mrs. J. V. Doudna, wife of a former prominent local official of the Missouri Pacific, at the home in Warren, Ark., last Wednesday was received in the city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Doudna formerly resided at 425 Broadway this city and have a large number of friends and acquaintances here. The remains will arrive here Tuesday morning and the funeral will be held from the Union depot. Immediately after which they will be interred in Roseland under the direction of McMahon and Collier. Mrs. Doudna is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Stone and Mrs. Claude Derby of Pueblo.

Doudna, John Van Law
John Van Law Doudna - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1912 - The funeral of John Van Law Doudna was held at the family residence, 225 Jackson Street, yesterday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Hilton officiated. Miss Alice McNutt accompanied by Mrs. Frank G. Mirick sang "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Just as I am." The Masons and Knights Templar of which he was a member had their services at the grave. The pall bearers were James Martel, Lake Montgomery, J. D. King, Merve Pannebaker, J. M. Meales and Dr. T. S. Rich. Flower bearers, Luke Luton and J. A. McConell. Escorts were William Young, William Barber, W. G.Fraser, S. F. Reno, G. W. Roe, and William Wartenbee. Interment was in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of West Bros. & Whiton.

Dougan, John
John Dougan – Oak Creek Times – August 30, 1918 – William G. Code, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, was instantly killed at Segundo when a hearse on which he was riding was struck by a Colorado & Southern coal train. John Dougan, who was with Code, was so severely injured that he died an hour later.

Dougherty, James
James Dougherty - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 2, 1915 - Pueblo Florist Commits Suicide - Colorado Springs - James Dougherty, 59, a florist, formerly of Pueblo, was found in a small hotel here. Indications were that Dougherty had taken poison.

Dougherty, Michael Alan
Michael Alan Dougherty - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2005 Michael Alan Dougherty, entered heaven on July 20, 2005. Born Aug. 30, 1951. Married July 19, 1975. Survived by his wife, Sheryl; children, Sheri Alene (Josh Brown), and Bryan; mother, Aloris Dougherty; siblings, John, Gracelynn (Dave); nieces, Rachel Shaw, Rianne and Brooklyn Hoss. Also survived by cousins, and many friends. Preceded in death by his father, Harry; mother and father-in-law, Minerva and Thee Stewart; and niece, Carrie Ann Hoss. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Vineyard Fellowship, 2612 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Vineyard Fellowship in his memory.

Dougherty, Michael E.
Michael E. Dougherty - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2005 - Michael E. Dougherty passed away in Pueblo. Michael was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Ashland, Pa., to Elmer and Delores Dougherty. He was employed as a supervisor at GCS. No public viewing or service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Doughty, James E.
James E. Doughty - Huerfano World - December 17, 1992 - Former resident dies James E. Doughty, former Walsenburg mail carrier, died Sept. 26, 1992, in California. He is survived by his wife Iola Farr Doughty of Yucaipa, CA.

Douglas, Annie Laurie
Annie Laurie Douglas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2000 - Annie Laurie Douglas passed away May 4, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Pete), and sons, Ron and Kim. Ann will be greatly missed by sisters Mary Cardinelli and Jackie (George) Sawaya; cousin, Barbara Conn; grandson; great-grandson; nieces, nephews; and everyone she loved at the Villa Pavilion Nursing Home and the Northside Christian Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at the Northside Christian Church, 29th and Elizabeth. A reception will follow at the church.

Douglas, Dennis
Dennis Douglas - Huerfano World - October 13, 1910 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1910 Dennis Douglas, a colored man, age 43 years.

Douglas, Ednah
Ednah Douglas – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – July 20, 1873 – From the Denver News of the 19th inst. we learn that a frail woman boarding at a house at he corner of Holliday and Third streets, West Denver, kept by a man named Wallace, died from the effects of morphine, administered by herself, intentionally, at 10 o'clock p.m. on the 16th inst. The name of this "one more unfortunate" was Ednah Douglas, and the cause of the suicide was sickness and --- and shame at her abandoned life. Truly the woman who forsakes the paths of virtue, no matter what may cause her fall into evil ways, travels a dangerous and deadly highway to misery and wretchedness.

Douglas, Helen L.
Helen L. Douglas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1986 - Mrs. Helen L. Douglas, former Pueblo resident, passed away Nov. 6, 1986, in Detroit, Mich. She was born Sept. 14, 1916, in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School, Class of 1937, and Lincoln University of Jefferson City, Mo. She was employed at the Detroit Memorial Hospital and was a member of Star of Pueblo, Chapter 5 OES. Survivors include husband, Lenier William Douglas, daughter, Gwendolyn (Barry) White, and grandchildren, Kendell, Kirkland, and Lisa White, all of Detroit; stepmother, Mrs. Myrtle Cox-Clemmons, cousins, Elizabeth (Clifford) Smith, both of Pueblo, Charles Jones, San Francisco, Calif., Sally (Marvin) Smith, Denver. Funeral service was held Nov. 11, 1986, in Detroit.

Douglas, J. W.
J. W. Douglas – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – February 6, 1873 – J. W. Douglas, a well known merchant of Denver, died suddenly the other evening, of apoplexy. His life was insured in the Equitable of New York, for $5,000.

Douglas, James Herbert
James Herbert Douglas – Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1957 – James Herbert Douglas of 815 W. Evans, resident of Pueblo the past 40 years, passed away Friday at AT & SF Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Mr. Douglas was a retired railroader, formerly a foreman for the Santa Fe. Member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen No. 646. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Violet E. Douglas, of the family residence, and one brother, Walter E. Douglas, San Angelo, Tex. Arrangements later.

Douglas, Kim Richard
Kim Richard Douglas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1999 - Kim Richard Douglas unexpectedly went to be with our Lord June 21, 1999. Kim was born July 10, 1952, to Richard (Pete) and Annie Douglas. He was a Pueblo native, graduating from Centennial High School in 1970. Kim attended Colorado State University (Fort Collins), graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Construction Management. He was an active member of the Alumni Association of CSU. With his degree, he spent 21 years in Construction Estimating and Project Management. Kim was responsible for many projects, including the Union Avenue Streetscape PH 5 & 6, Pueblo Board of Water Works, Larimer Square in Denver and the Animal Medical Center in Fort Collins. He was the Adult Sunday School teacher at Northside Christian Church and an active member in all facets of church work. Of all his accomplishments, his greatest accomplishment was that of his devotion to his mother, Anne. He was preceded in death by his father, "Pete" Douglas, and brother, Ron Douglas. Memorial services will be held Monday, June 28, 1999, 11 a.m., at Northside Christian Church, 29th and High Streets.

Douglass, Eugene
Eugene Douglass – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 18, 1872 – Wet Mountain Valley Items – Eugene Douglass, who had his hand seriously wounded, died of lung fever last Saturday, the 6th of April.

Douglass, Florence E.
Florence E. (Betty) Douglass – Albuquerque Journal – July 18, 1999 - Florence E. (Betty) Douglass, 79, formerly a resident of Belen from 1968-1996 and now a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on July 16, 1999. Betty was born on August 30, 1919 in Trinidad, CO to Louis R. and Florence H. Douglass. Betty retired from Las Lunas Hospital and Training School in 1984, where she was associated with the x-ray department for 16 years. Betty's x-ray training and early years were spent in Colorado where she pursued her career, moving to Nevada in the early 1950's. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church, American Society of Radiological Technologists, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and the New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists, as well as the Colorado Society of Radiologic Technologists. Betty was also a member of the order of the Rainbow Girls and Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She moved here from Boulder City, NV where she worked as an x-ray technologist at the Boulder City Hospital for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Betty is survived by her nieces, Judy Douglass of Austin, TX; Dale Douglass of Louback, TX; her nephews, Scott and Rob Douglass, also of Austin, TX; two grand nephews, Ryan and Eric; her very close cousins, Dorothy, Helen, and Bill Eames, all of Albuquerque, NM. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., also at Romero Funeral Home. Interment will take place in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO on Wednesday, July 21, 1999. Betty and her family request that any donations be made to the charity of your choice. Romero Funeral Home, 609 Main St., Belen, NM.

Douglass, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Douglass - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2001 - Age 96, was born in Florence, Colo., on March 8, 1905, to the union of William and Fannie (Campbell) Ellis. She was the youngest of their 10 children and the only girl child. She attended elementary school in Florence, and provided Spanish interpretation for many of the Hispanic families of the community. The Ellis family moved to Pueblo when Mary was a teenager. She attended public schools and graduated from Central High School. In days gone by, she enjoyed playing cards in her bridge club, traveling the Western United States, sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading a good book and doing crossword puzzles. She was a lifetime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-aunt. Mrs. Douglass leaves to cherish her memory her beloved son, Crawford George, Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter, Cynthia Louise (William) Conley; great-grandsons, William Crawford and Michael Earl Conley, all of Memphis, Tenn.; grand-nieces, Arelene Ellis, Chicago, Linda Green, Arkansas, Carolyn Taylor, Sacramento, Calif.; grand-nephews, Joe and Bobby Kefford, Sacramento, Calif., Wayne Harry and Robert Ellis, all of Illinois; good friends, Frances Price, Thelma Young, Joseph Harris, Lucy DiNero and the Charles McCulley family; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Mrs. Douglass is preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers to include Elijah “Lige” Ellis in 1977; husband, Simon P. “Speeder” Douglass, May 1987; beloved daughter-in-law, Florence Burt George, April 8, 2001; and father and mother-in-law, Dr. S.P. and Susie Douglass, in the 1920s.

Douglass, Simon Peter
Simon Peter Douglass - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1987 - "SP" Simon Peter Douglass, affectionately known as "Speeder," 1116 E. Evans Ave., departed this life Tuesday, May 19, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime resident, he is the son of the late Dr. Simon P. and Susie Wheaton Douglass Sr. His father was one of the first black doctors to practice medicine in Colorado. He graduated from Central High School and attended Northwestern University, where he starred in football, track and field and set many records. A member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, he retired from CF&I Steel wire mill in 1973. Also preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Douglass. He married the former Mary George on Aug. 8, 1936, in Canon City. "SP" is survived by his wife, Mary Douglass, of the family home; a son, Crawford George; daughter-in-law, Florence George; granddaughter, Cynthia, and her husband, William Conley; great-grandson, William Crawford Conley, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; several cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Douthirt, Alice V.
Alice V. Douthirt - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2001 - Born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Clayton, N.M., passed away Feb. 8, 2001. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold E. Douthirt; her parents, Joseph and Anna Ladd; and brother, William Ladd. Survived by sister-in-law, Audrey Ladd, and her children, Kent Ladd of Dallas, Texas, Pamela Branscom of Grand Junction, Colo., Douglas Ladd of Pampa, Texas, Jeffery Ladd of Elk City, Okla., Karen Wasiak of Dallas, Texas, and Brett Ladd of Lubbock, Texas. Also survived by nieces, Harriet Cohen of Towson, Md., Fran Kormann of Vienna, Va., Mary Corcoran of Polk City, Fla.; nephews, Michael Douthirt of Largo, Fla., William Douthirt of Largo, Fla., and John Douthirt of Cincinnati, Ohio; and close friends, Bud Randle and Joan. She is best remembered as a caring woman who adored her family and friends. Visitation, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, 9 a.m. to noon at the Hass Funeral Home in Clayton, N.M. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at the Hass Funeral Home. Interment to follow at the Clayton Memorial Cemetery. Donations can be made in her name to the Muscular Dystrophy Fund, 720 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite 450 South, Denver, CO 80246.

Dovgan, Michael
Michael Dovgan – Pueblo Chieftain – September 23, 2006 - Michael Dovgan, 52, born Feb. 17, 1954, passed away Sept. 19, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Jacob and Natalia Dovgan. Survived by children, Anthony (Robin) Dovgan, Natalie Dovgan, Seth Dovgan and Stacie (Greg) Washburn; brother, Samo (Corinne) Dovgan; and nephews, Joseph, John, Daniel and Peter Dovgan; and grandson, Tony. He was a member of Preseren Glee Club and worked in lawn maintenance service. No viewing. Memorial service, Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Family to receive friends after the service in the parish hall.

Dovgan, Natalia
Natalia Dovgan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2002 - Natalia Dovgan, born Nov. 13, 1913, in Bloska-Polica, Slovenia, from the union of Ludwig and Maria (Zigmond) Modic. Natalia, along with her husband, Jacob, owned and operated Dovgan's tavern for 30 years, until 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Dovgan; along with six siblings. She is survived by a brother, Doctor Professor Samorad Modic, a retired internist in Slovenia. Her sons are Samo J. Dovgan, M.D., a radiologist (Corinne) and Michael Dovgan, both of Pueblo. She has eight grandchildren, Joseph Dovgan, DDS, MS, an endodontist of Phoenix, Ariz.; John Dovgan, DDS, general dentist of Phoenix; Daniel Dovgan, M.D., radiologist in Knoxville, Tenn.; Peter Dovgan, M.D., vascular surgeon of Merrit Island, Fla.; Natalie Dovgan, Seth Dovgan, Stacie Dovgan and Anthony Dovgan of Pueblo. There are seven great-grandchildren. She has many nephews and nieces; Robert Dovgan and Walter Dovgan of Pueblo, Philip Mehle and Margie Mehle Hanson of Denver, Ivan Prezelj, Marjan Prezelj, Ahac Prezelj, Dusan Merher, Bozo Prezelj, Radica Zor, and Martin Bajde, of Slovenia, Dr. Sonja Socan, Dr. Mojca Modic, Dr. Valdo Modic, Rinaldo Dovgan, and Anica Dovgan of Slovenia and Ronald Dovgan of Florida. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Friday, both services at Christ the King Church, followed by cremation. The family will receive friends in the church hall following the Mass.

Dowd, Harold Wayne
Harold Wayne Dowd - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2004 - Harold Wayne Dowd aka Jack and Wayne by close friends and family passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2004 - in Santa Maria, Calif. Mr. Dowd attended Pueblo, Colo. public schools between 1932-1942 and graduated Pueblo Centennial High School in 1945. Mr. Dowd entered the Navy after high school and served honorably for four years. He then settled in Calif. where he spent the rest of his life. He is survived by his sons Michael Dowd and Patrick Dowd and daughter Denise Dowd and brothers Chuck Blagg and Eddie Bradish. His "middle son" Daniel Allen Dowd passed on July 22, 1998 and is now joined by his father in a peaceful place. For more information contact Patrick Dowd, P.O. Box 3454, San Diego, Calif. 92163.....

Dowd, Margaret
Margaret Whiting Murry (Shaeffer) Dowd - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2004 - Margaret Whiting Murry (Shaeffer) Dowd, 92, noted anthropologist and museum director, passed away Oct. 13, 2004. Born June 11, 1912, in Warren, Ariz., to Alexander and Marguerite (Whiting) Murry. She married James B. Shaeffer in 1939 and they were divorced in 1972. They had three children, Murry, Sarra and Peter. On Oct. 3, 1977, she married her present husband, James Dowd, V. She received her B.A. in education from the University of Arizona in 1932, her M.A. in 1937; served her post graduate at the University of Southern California. Margaret taught English at the Moore Senior High School in Oklahoma, 1960-61; Norman Senior High School, 1961; served as associate director, chief curator at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Neb., 1961-70; curator education Museum Environment Studies Center, Pensacola, Fla., 1970-71; curator educator Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, N.Y., 1971-72, then became director in 1972 through 1986. Member of the American Association of Museums, N.E. Museum Conference, American Association State and Local Historical Society, Industrial Archeology, American Association of University Women and Museum Aid Panel NYSCA. She also served as curator of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation Museum, from 1946-1951. Private committal service will be held at the Ascension Episcopal Church. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Dowdi, John
John Dowdi - Blue Valley Times - September 19, 1914 - Flagler Youth Shoots Father - John Dowdi, 55, was shot and killed by his son, John Dowdi, Jr., 23, at the latter's ranch, eighteen miles northeast of Flagler. The young man declares he shot his father in self-defense; that he was being attacked with a pitchfork.

Dowell, Clarence Howard
Clarence Howard Dowell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1986 - Clarence Howard Dowell, 75, passed away Dec. 22, 1986. Mr. Dowell is survived by wife, Emma E. Dowell; three children, Patricia Woods of Michigan; stepson, Jerry Sullivan of Texas; Jack (Mary) Cave of California; and five grandchildren, Scott, Kelly, and Mark Woods; and Sean and Tara Sullivan. He is survived also by one brother, Dr. William H. Dowell of Lamar; and one sister, Elizabeth (Ross) Tucker of Pueblo. Mr. Dowell was born May 16, 1911, in Oklahoma and resided in Pueblo most of his life and was a self-employed barber. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 19. Visitation hours from 9 a.m. until service time Friday, Dec. 26, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. John Ross officiating. Interment, Singing Tower, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Moose Lodge No. 19, 1900 N. Salem Ave., Pueblo, 81001.

Dowell, Joane
Joane Dowell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2004 - Joane Dowell, 63, of Rocky Ford, died Sept. 30, 2004. Survived by husband, Joe Dowell; daughters, Peggy Jo Dowell, Julie (David Tavitas) Dowell; two grandchildren; mother, Mildred Dillingham; brother, James (Jackie) Dillingham; and sister, Judith Tucker. Services, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at First United Methodist Church of Rocky Ford.

Dowen, Marcia
Marcia Dowen - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - February 14, 1980 - Two Killed in Air Crash at Pueblo - Pueblo - Two persons were killed early today when a single-engine plane crashed and exploded just east of fog-shrouded Pueblo Municipal Airport shortly after takeoff, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. The names of the victims were not immediately known. The two victims were thought to be the only persons on board. Frank Rose, an FAA controller, said the crash occurred abut 5:55 a.m., just before the control tower opened at 6 a.m. The control tower is closed from midnight to 6 a.m. each day. He said that he saw the aircraft disappear from the radar screen and then saw a flash through the fog. Airport Manager Ray Monroe said that after the plane, a Piper Cherokee, left the airport, the pilot apparently turned back because of the dense fog. The plane inexplicably lost altitude, clipped some power lines and slammed into a road just east of the airport, disintegrating upon impact, he said. Pieces of wreckage and bodies were strewn across the road and a nearby field. Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - February 15, 1980 - Vacationers Crash on Takeoff - Pueblo - A Pueblo couple leaving on a vacation were killed Thursday when their single-engine plane crashed and exploded just after taking off from fog-shrouded Pueblo Municipal Airport, authorities said. N. Kenneth Dowen and his wife, Marcia, both 49, were killed in the crash, said Sgt. Ed Arriaga of the Pueblo Police Department.

Dowen, N. Kenneth
N. Kenneth Dowen - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - February 14, 1980 - Two Killed in Air Crash at Pueblo - Pueblo - Two persons were killed early today when a single-engine plane crashed and exploded just east of fog-shrouded Pueblo Municipal Airport shortly after takeoff, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. The names of the victims were not immediately known. The two victims were thought to be the only persons on board. Frank Rose, an FAA controller, said the crash occurred abut 5:55 a.m., just before the control tower opened at 6 a.m. The control tower is closed from midnight to 6 a.m. each day. He said that he saw the aircraft disappear from the radar screen and then saw a flash through the fog. Airport Manager Ray Monroe said that after the plane, a Piper Cherokee, left the airport, the pilot apparently turned back because of the dense fog. The plane inexplicably lost altitude, clipped some power lines and slammed into a road just east of the airport, disintegrating upon impact, he said. Pieces of wreckage and bodies were strewn across the road and a nearby field. Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - February 15, 1980 - Vacationers Crash on Takeoff - Pueblo - A Pueblo couple leaving on a vacation were killed Thursday when their single-engine plane crashed and exploded just after taking off from fog-shrouded Pueblo Municipal Airport, authorities said. N. Kenneth Dowen and his wife, Marcia, both 49, were killed in the crash, said Sgt. Ed Arriaga of the Pueblo Police Department.

Dower, Lisa Anne
Lisa Anne Dower - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 1, 2009 - Our beautiful Lisa Anne passed away Sunday, March 29, 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. Lisa was born on November 4, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Butte, Montana, where she was raised by her parents, Roy Eynon and Patricia Anne Dower. She attended local Butte schools and was extremely intelligent as evidenced by her unusually high IQ. Lisa was an accomplished piano player and was very artistic. She played in numerous piano recitals and won many art and academic awards during her school years. Lisa loved to travel and lived in many beautiful locations throughout her adulthood. Upon leaving Butte, she lived in Billings, Montana, where she owned and operated her own antique store. She then moved on to Portland, Oregon, where she lived, worked, and enjoyed the beautiful city. She eventually moved to Anchorage, Alaska, to be her sister and Grandmother. While in Alaska, Lisa was very active with all Anchorage has to offer and spent time skiing, hiking, and taking wonderful care of her beloved Grandma Fran. She was a wonderful Aunt to her sister's children and spent time with them. Upon her Grandmother's passing, Lisa moved once again to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to join family. Lisa was a waitress by trade and an excellent one at that. She most recently worked at Wade's Cafι where she was always smiling and loving her customers. She was so appreciated by her customers that they would gladly wait for extensive periods in order to sit in her section. Lisa had many friends in Colorado Springs and enjoyed hiking in Garden of the Gods and spending time visiting antique and thrift stores. She was close with her sisters' family and treated her nieces and nephews as her own children. Lisa had a heart of gold, could always bring a smile to anyone, and had a sense of humor that couldn't be matched. She was generous to a fault, would give anything to anyone, but would never take in return. She did not care whatsoever about material possessions. Instead, she cared about the plight of abused and neglected animals. During her life she spent a great deal of time volunteering for the Humane Society and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). She adopted her two cats, Jack and Mickey, through the ASPCA, and gave them the best home any cat could meow for! Lisa was a one of a kind in so many ways. This world will not be the same without her spirit, her love of life, and her inner and outer beauty. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Her contagious smile and one of a kind laugh have left their mark on all who knew and loved her. Lisa's final act as an organ, eye, and tissue donor was the final example of her generosity. As a result of this act, three people are currently scheduled to receive Lisa's generous gift of life. Lisa was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Anne Dower and her brother, Mark Goudie. She is survived by her parents, Roy and Barbara Dower of Great Falls, Montana. Her sister and brother in law Laurie Joy and Terry Wayne Woodard of Colorado Springs, Colorado, her sister and brother in law Jenny Louise and Douglas Frederick Hahn of Henderson, Nevada, her brother Bret Goudie of Burien, Washington, and her brother and sister in law, Richard and Vicki Turnbull of Great Falls, Montana. Relatives also include her Uncle Douglas Dower of Great Falls, Montana, Aunt and Uncle, Barbara and Thomas Riddell of Pueblo, Colorado, cousins, Dan, David, Jayne, Nellie, and James, and nieces and nephews Charlie-Anne, Aften, Chasity, Austin, Hayley-Frances, Erinn, James, and Anna-Rose. A memorial service for Lisa, will be held at Advantage - Chapel of Memories, 829 S. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009. A reception for family and friends will follow at Wades Cafι, 3405 North Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the local American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, as Lisa would have wanted. "If I had a star for every time you made me smile, I'd have a whole night's sky in the palm of my hand."

Dowlin, Paul
Captain Paul Dowlin – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 24, 1877 – Las Vegas, New Mexico – Captain Paul Dowlin, one of the leading citizens of Lincoln county, was shot and killed last Thursday by Jere Dillon. He was shot in the head, and died in a few hours afterward. The cause of the difficulty is not known.

Dowlin, Robert
Robert Dowlin – Pueblo Chieftain – October 8, 2006 - Robert Dowlin, 67, passed away Oct. 5, 2006, in Pueblo. Burial in Mankato, Minn.

Dowling, Edith L.
Edith L. Dowling - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2002 - Edith L. Dowling, 90, passed away Aug. 17, 2002. Survived by her husband, R. Paul Dowling; sisters, Pearl (Ebert) Hawkins of Pueblo and Miriam (Carl) Atchison of Rye; and several nieces and nephews. Edith was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Meta, Mo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Longtime member of Park Hill Christian Church. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at the Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating. Please use the West Acero entrance to the cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Park Hill Christian Church Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Dowling, Irene Elizabeth
Irene Elizabeth Dowling - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2001 - Passed away on March 2, 2001, in Las Animas, Bent County, Colo. She was born Jan. 27, 1902, to Frank Ackley and Elizabeth Laderman Ackley, and was baptized at the First English Lutheran Church, Gibsonburg, Ohio, on May 19, 1918. Irene's father moved to Las Animas, Colo., and she moved there to join her family. She married William Wesley Dowling in Las Animas, Colo., on May 24, 1924. The Dowlings made their home in Pueblo, Colo., where they lived for many years. Irene was active in the Bethel Methodist Church, the Royal Neighbors of America, Grand Lodge Loyal Star of America and the Odd Fellows Lodge. She is survived by her loving brother, Frank Charles Ackley; her sister-in-law, Audrey Ackley; and by many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2001, at Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum with Rev. Charlene Nimmo of Park Hill Christian Church officiating.

Dowling, Ross Paul
Ross Paul Dowling - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2002 - Ross Paul Dowling, 88, passed away Nov. 7, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Edith Dowling, on Aug. 17, 2002. Survived by his sisters-in-law, Miriam (Carl) Atchison of Rye and Pearl (Ebert) Hawkins of Pueblo; and several nieces and nephews. R. Paul was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Morris, Okla. He was a WWII veteran and worked at A.G. Warehouse and Safeway Stores. Longtime member of Park Hill Christian Church and Teamsters Union. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating. Please use the West Acero entrance to the cemetery.

Downen, Helen
Helen Downen - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 5, 1918 - Helen Downen, 11-year-old daughter of J. G. Downen, was instantly killed in Pueblo when knocked from her bicycle by an automobile. The car was driven by Miss Irma Sagerstrom.

Downen, Thomas J. Sr.
Gen. Thomas J. Downen, Sr. – Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1922 – Gen. Thos. Downen Answers Last Call – Thomas J. Downen, Sr., prominent real estate man, and one of Pueblo's best known citizens, died Tuesday evening at St. Mary's Hospital after an illness of several weeks. The funeral will be held under Masonic auspices Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the T.G. McCarthy parlors. Thomas Jefferson Downen was born in Industry, Ill., August 18, 1844. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was in active service until the battle of Chickamauga, where he was shot in the right wrist, his hand remaining partially crippled. He came to Colorado in 1872 and located near Rocky Ford, where he soon became prominent as an early pioneer and was one of the builders of the first irrigation ditch in that locality. He was married October 19, 1875 to Miss Susie McCullom. He came to Pueblo in 1879 and opened a real estate office in 1882, remaining in that business until a short time before his death. Always active in the affairs of the Pueblo Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, he served as commander of the department of Colorado and Wyoming, and because of this service received the courtesy title of general, by which he was commonly known. General Downen was always actively concerned in public movements for the benefit and advancement of the community. He was a faithful member of the school board of District No. 1, and a valuable supporter of the various commercial organizations of the city. He gave special service to the YMCA and as chairman of the board was largely instrumental in obtaining the site and constructing the present building on Eighth Street. He is survived, in addition to his wife, by four children: Donald B. Downen of Los Angeles; John M. Downen, superintendent of Clayton College, Denver; Mrs. Stephen Breen of Denver; and Thomas J. Downen, Jr. of this city. In a long life of active service for the nation, the state and the city, General Downen was one of Pueblo's most valuable and most respected citizens.

Downer, Clara Belle
Clara Belle Downer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2002 - Clara Belle Downer, 78, born Oct. 22, 1923, to the union of Clarence Kissell and Margaret Traylor. Clara passed away Aug. 3, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Howard L. Downer, 1997. Survived by daughter; Kathryn (Ilo) Newton; grandson, Shawn Downer; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Randolph; brother, Charles Kissell; sisters, Margaret Ballantyne and Mary Louise (Bill) Shake; and special grandson, Vincent Suarez. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Clara retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1984 after dedicating 29 years to helping the children at the hospital. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed dancing. Her greatest love was sharing her zest for life with family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to a charity of choice in memory of Clara Belle Downer.

Downer, Howard L.
Howard L. Downer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1997 - Howard L. Downer, passed away Sept. 8, 1997. Survived by wife of 58 years, Clara Downer, University Park Care Center- daughter, Kathryn (Ilo) Newton, Beulah- grandson, Shawn Downer who lived with and cared for Howard- sister, Hazel (A.F. Buck") Ingram, Penrose- and special friend, Vincente Suarez. , 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Family may be contacted at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 28726 U.S. Highway 50 East following the service Monday. Please omit food and flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Charity of their choice. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Downer, Narcissia E.
Narcissia E. "Jo" Downer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2000 - Narcissia E. "Jo" Downer, of Penrose, died Sept. 26, 2000. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. at Adrian Comer Pueblo West, 279 South Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, with funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 South Conquistador, Pueblo West. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box, 1796, Canon City, CO 81215.

Downes, Josephine A.
Josephine A. Downes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 3, 1987 - Josephine A. Downes, 81, late of Colorado City, passed away Oct. l, 1987. Survived by her daughter, Joan C. (Bud) Zimmerman; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, Holy Family Church with Father Tom Adrians officiating. Interment, Maryhill Cemetery in Chicago. Family will receive friends from l to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Downey, Lorenz W.
Lorenz W. Downey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2003 - Lorenz W. Downey, 87, born March 11, 1916, passed away Oct. 22, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Anna Downey, in 1984. Survived by daughter, Charlotte (Gerry) Ohst; sons, Larry Downey and Garry (Alice) Downey; special friend and companion, Jeannette Baca; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At his request, cremation with no services.

Downey, Maude K.
Maude K. "Margie" Downey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2004 - Maude K. "Margie" Downey, 93, born Oct. 10, 1910, passed away May 10, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy; parents, Dujo and Mary Yengich; three brothers; and three sisters. Survived by her daughter, Rayda (Vernon) Cornett; son, Frank Downey; and grandchildren, Mike (Ellen) Cornett and Jackie (Lonnie) Garner. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Jon, Katie and Amy Cornett and Vernon Lee Garner; brothers, John (Ann) Yengich and Sam Yengich; sister, Ann (John) Neumayer; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Downing, Beulah Pauline
Beulah Pauline Downing - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1937 - Beulah Pauline Downing, graveside services Evergreen cemetery, Colorado Springs, Saturday, 10 a.m.

Downing, Lena B.
Lena B. Downing - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1999 - Lena B. Downing, 94, of Pueblo, died Sept. 23, 1999. Survived by daughter, Ila Mae Welch; son, Robert Hopewell; sister, Myrtle Baldridge; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Guy R. Downing; a son, a daughter and seven siblings. Visitation, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at Shrine of Remembrance. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Entombment, Shrine of Remembrance Chapel Mausoleum. Memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903.

Downing, William C.
William C. Downing - Durango Democrat - January 30, 1901 - Denver Murder - Special Policeman Downing Found Dead, Shot Through the Heart - Denver, Jan. 29 - William C. Downing, a special policeman of Union Pacific Railroad company, was found dead in the company's yards this morning, shot through the heart. The police believe he was murdered. Downing had been dead six hours before his body was discovered by some Italian women. There has been much stealing from cars lately. Downing was 32 years old and had been in Denver twelve years. Five years ago he was appointed watchman of the Union Pacific. When the war with Spain was declared, Downing volunteered and went to the Philippines with Company K and returned in February, 1899. His mother, Mrs. Alice Cowie, lives at Cripple Creek, his father J. W. Downing at Colorado Springs, and a brother, J. C. Downing, lives at Trinidad. His sister, Mrs. N. A. Phippen lives in Denver.

Downs, John V.
John V. Downs - Blue Valley Times - January 17, 1913 - Brooding over domestic troubles Dr. John V. Downs, a physician and surgeon of Greenville, N.M., 100 miles south of Trinidad, committed suicide by drinking the contents of a small bottle of laudanum.

Downs, Lynnford M.
Lynnford M. Downs - Huerfano World - February 15, 1990 - Lynnford M. Downs, a former Huerfano County resident, died Feb. 12, l990 in Caldwell, ID. Born in 1903 in southeast Colorado, he married Mildred Powell, a native La Vetan. They lived in La Veta until World War II when they moved to Caldwell. Survivors include two sons and two daughters. Funeral service was held in Caldwell.

Downs, Margaret
Margaret Downs - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1998 - Margaret Downs, 86, born June 2, 1912, Faucett, Mo., passed away July 30, 1998, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence Downs, 1972; and son, Eugene Downs, 1968. Survived by children, Tom Downs, and Pat Scavarda; grandchildren, Luke Downs, and Cindy Scavarda. Also survived by sisters, Martha Thompson and Vernell McDaniel. Married at St. Patrick's Cathedral in St. Joseph, Mo., to Lawrence J. Downs, in 1941. They lived in Kansas City where she was a member of Little Flower Parish, and later a member of the Good Shepherd Parish. Margaret received her nursing degree at Missouri Methodist College of Nursing. She was a public health nurse during the depression in rural Missouri. Later in life she did volunteer work in geriatrics for nearly 20 years in Shawnee, Kan. Visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 31, 1998, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral services to be held in Shawnee, Kan. In lieu of flowers and food, a donation may be made to the American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Downs, Matthew J.
Matthew J. Downs - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2003 - Matthew J. Downs, born Sept. 25, 1935, in Pueblo, Colo., went home to be with the Lord, June 21, 2003. Matt met the love of his life, Eileen, in 1965, and together they raised four children, Laura Downs, Denzil Muse, Valerie Robinson and Mitzi Muse. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mitzi. Matt delighted in his grandchildren, Jillian, Taylor, Breanna and Brooklynd. Also survived by his brother, Mike and his family; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and close personal friends. He enjoyed his childhood in La Veta, where he was heavily involved in 4-H programs. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and upon entering civilian life, he worked at Bill Cook's prior to opening his own business, Matt's Hometronix. Matt enjoyed playing saxophone in a couple of local bands, The Alley Cats and The Casuals, as well as enjoying being a Boy Scouts leader. He played tennis with the dawn patrol, enjoyed square dancing, gardening and fishing. He loved this community, his church and the people in his life. He lived an honorable life and is greatly missed. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2003, in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand streets. Private interment of his cremated remains will be held in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Downs, Parva S.
Parva S. Downs - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2000 - Parva S. Downs passed away Feb. 1, 2000. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church in Trinidad.

Dowvit, Olive Edith
Olive Edith Dowvit - Huerfano World - October 13, 1910 - Died at Walsenburg, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 8, 1910, Olive Edith Dowvit, age 21 years.

Doyle, Edward
Edward Doyle – Pueblo Indicator – September 11, 1915 – Died Of His Wound – Edward Doyle, Young Steelworker, Shot by Peter Gradash, a Bartender – Edward Doyle, a 20-year old youth, was shot by Peter Gradash, an Austrian, in front of Joe Smeker's saloon on Northern avenue last Saturday night, and died from the effects of the wound at a hospital on the following Tuesday. A coroner's jury rendered a verdict to the effect that Doyle was shot and killed by Gradash with felonious intent. Gradash was arrested and put in jail within an hour after the shooting, and is now on the verge of insanity over his rash act. The shooting is said have followed a discussion over the was in which Gradash took a leading part and at times became excited, but neither Doyle nor his companions had any idea that he was in a dangerous mood. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 16, 1916 - Slayer of Ed Doyle Sentenced - Pueblo - A pantomime description of the killing of Ed Doyle, shot the night of August 6, 1915, by Pete Gradash, a Bessemer bartender, entertained court and attaches in Judge Rizer's division for 20 minutes just before Gradish was sentenced to the penitentiary for a period of ten to eleven years.

Doyle, John R.
John R. "Jack" Doyle - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2005 - John R. "Jack" Doyle, 79, passed away quietly to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; four children, Sandy (Edward) Ueeck, Jackie (Bill) Bekeza, Michael Patrick and Joy (Terry) Henderson; his brother, Gene (Patti) Doyle; six grandchildren, Lori (Gil) Negrete, Tami (Bruce) Stotka, Jayde (Joe Easton) Bekeza, Taylor Bekeza, Laycee Bekeza, Allison Bree Doyle; nine great-grandchildren, Joel Patrick and Carson Negrete, Tierney, Bailey, Riley and Sydney Stotka, Beck, Lexi and Little Graycie Mae Easton. Jack was born in Paxton, Ill. He graduated from Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights, Ill., in 1944. He then attended Diesel Engine School in San Diego while serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII for 3 years and was commissioned as fireman first class on the USS Snowbell. He then resided in Chicago Heights, Ill. He attended the College of Advanced Traffic Management in Chicago, Ill., for three years while working at Joyce Trucking Co., where he retired after 33 years. Jack was an active member of the Chicago Heights Kiwanis Club as well as the American Legion. He owned BJ's Coffee Shop in Matteson, Ill., for 14 years until he retired again in 1993 and moved to Pueblo West, Colo. He worked at Pueblo West Hardware and the Pueblo West Golf Course. He played golf in the Senior Beacon League and was active in the Pueblo West Gunslingers. In 2002, he moved to Presbyterian Towers in Pueblo and was appointed as the president of the residents' council. He also worked at the Tumbleweed Tavern in Pueblo West for several years. Jack always was a very active person who never met a stranger. He was a kind, considerate and a very loving person. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Rev. Suzanne D'Spain officiating, followed by flag presentation by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who desire, may make memorials to Presbyterian Towers through the funeral home.

Doyle, Kenneth J.
Kenneth J. Doyle - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 1987 - Kenneth J. Doyle, Feb. 6, 1987. Husband of Mary Doyle and brother of Virginia Albus, Denver. Brother-in-law of Frank (Ann) Ahlin and Edward (Betty) Ahlin, both of Pueblo. Survived also by nephews and nieces, Phil Albus and Ginger (Bob) Myers, both of Denver, Larry (Debbie) Ahlin, Trudy Ahlin, Cheryl (Gary) Blatnick, Debbie (Michael) James, and Mary Ahlin, all of Pueblo; several great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Doyle was a member of St. Mary parish. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1975 after 30 years of service. He also worked in both the Nail Room and the Bolt Mill at the CF&I. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ahlin, 519 Moffat.

Doyle, Louis A.
Louis A. Doyle - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1999 - Louis A. Doyle, age 90, passed away in Denver, Colo., Aug. 2, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Aurelia M. Doyle. Father of Louis V. Doyle, and his wife, Sudee Doyle, Denver, and Walter Doyle and his wife, Kathy Carter of Tucson, Ariz. Survived also by his grandchildren, Christine (Jeff) Hochwalt and John (Katya) Doyle, all of Denver, Andrew Doyle of Newport Beach, Calif., Michael (Carol) Doyle, Richardson, Texas, Steven Doyle, Austin, Texas, and Griffin Carter Doyle of Tucson, Ariz.- a nephew, Dr. Mark Stephan, Tacoma, Wash.- and three great-grandchildren, Brooke Katherine Doyle, Jake Michael Doyle, Richardson, Texas, and Madeleine Erin Doyle, Denver. Louis was a Pueblo resident for 75 years and worked for the U.S. Post Office as a clerk in the main Post office at Fifth and Main Streets for many years. He also worked for the Pueblo Chieftain in the circulation and mailing departments. He was a charter member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish and served in the U.S. Army at the APO in San Francisco, Calif. Most recently he resided at the Dayton Place Retirement Community in Denver. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church in Pueblo, Colo., Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at 12 p.m. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, Colo., 80231.

Doyle, Marie E.
Marie E. Litzell Doyle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2000 - Marie E. Litzell-Doyle, 93, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 9, 2000. Mrs. Doyle was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Waynoka, Okla., to John Henry Litzell and Lelia Dexter-Litzell. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1970 after 30 years of employment. Mrs. Doyle was a devoted and longtime member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Orval Thomas Doyle; daughter, Gladys May; one brother; and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Alice Marie Crowe, N. Ruth Frietag and Robert O. (Joyce) Doyle; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, John Litzell. No public viewing will take place. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Rev. Lola West officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family respectfully requests any donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Doyle, Mary
Mary Doyle - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2005 - Mary Doyle, 84, passed away on Nov. 13, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Eva Litherland; and her husband, Thomas Doyle. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Doyle, Mary F.
Mary F. Doyle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1999 - Mary F. Doyle, 91, passed away March 14, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth J. Doyle. Survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-neices and great-nephews all residing in Pueblo, Denver and New Mexico. Also preceded in death by six brothers and one sister. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Doyle, W. E.
W. E. Doyle - Akron Pioneer Press - December 26, 1919 - W. E. Doyle, 60 years old, a clothing salesman of Walsenburg, was found hanging by a rope in his room in that city. Mary Strock, a housekeeper, discovered the body and it is believed that he had been dead for several hours. According to friends, he had been pondering over the matter for some time. He asked the postmaster not to forward his mail, but to return all of it, as he intended going away.



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