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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Eades, Carl M.
Carl M. Eades - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1986 - Carl M. Eades of Mancos, Colo., formerly of Walsenburg, passed away July 25, 1986, in Durango. Husband of Mrs. Joyce Eades, Mancos. Father of Carline Townsley, Denver; and Sis Foster, Amarillo, Texas. Survived also by his adopted son, Marvin Cordova. Brother of Arthur Eades, San Angelo, Texas; Sherdian Eades and Leona Davidson, both of Denton, Texas; Franklin Eades, Hobbs, N.M.; and W. D. Eades, Rotan, Texas. Survived also by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, Calvary Baptist Church. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Eadie, George
George "Scotty" Eadie - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1986 - George "Scotty" Eadie, a Pueblo resident since 1942, late of 2943 Azalea, passed away Oct. 20, 1986. Mr. Eadie was an outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt and was an avid CB enthusiast. He was a charter member of the Holy Family Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary A. Eadie of the family home; three daughters, Mary Alice (Jim) Troyer of Woodstock. Ill., Gloria Jean (Terry) Caber of Greeley and Elizabeth Ann (Jim) Fritzler of Pueblo; one sister, Margaret (Barney) Blagg of Pueblo; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Holy Family Church, with the rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Wednesday and The Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Ron Roche officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to a memorial fund in Mr. Eadie's memory, through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Eadie, Mary A.
Mary A. Eadie - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2003 - Mary A. Eadie, 85, of Austin, Minn., and formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2003, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin. Mary Angelina Cocetti was born on Jan. 28, 1918, to Alfredo and Maurizia Cocetti. She lived in the Walsenburg area, and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1936. On May 17, 1941, she married George Eadie Jr. in Raton, N.M. They moved to Pueblo, where he died in October of 1986. Mary received her associate degree in mental health at the University of Southern Colorado, and worked for 20 years at Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo. In addition to her husband, Mary is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth (James) Fritzler of Midland, Texas, Gloria (Terry) Gaber of Greeley, Colo., and Mary Alice (James) Troyer of Austin, Minn.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her sisters-in-law, Margaret Blagg of Bedford, Texas, formerly of Pueblo, and Jeanine Eadie of Pueblo. Viewing will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2003, at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Ron Roche officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Eads, Ray C.
Ray C. Eads - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1999 - Ray C. Eads, 78, passed away June 14, 1999. Closed casket funeral service, Friday, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Lamar. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Eagan, Charles
Charles Eagan – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 2, 1879 – Murder and Suicide – The details of a most horrible double tragedy comes to us, says the Denver Democrat, from Greeley, wherein two lives were offered up on Christmas day as a sacrifice to whisky and rioting. The parties to this terrible affair were Charles Eagan, a ranchman living about twelve miles from Greeley, and Edward Gerry, a young man of about twenty-one years of age. The two men were fast friends and were nearly always together. When last seen alive both were at Eagan's house on Tuesday afternoon and apparently on friendly terms, and on Christmas morning, John Du Bray, a neighbor, discovered them both dead. Gerry's body was lying upon the floor with both jugular veins cut, and resting in a pool of heavy blood, while that of Eagan was also lying upon the floor with a half emptied bottle of strychnine near by. It is thought from the circumstances that Eagan, who was subject to crazy spells, cut Gerry's jugular vein with a knife, and afterwards drew the body from the bed on to the floor, and then split open the other side of the head with an axe. Then coming to a realizing sense of his enormous crime, and through remorse following the terrible deed, the murderer took strychnine, as the bottle standing near would go to show. A coroner's jury, which was impaneled immediately after the discovery, found Eagan's body still warm and evidently dead but a short time. A bottle containing some whisky was found on a table near by. Gerry was a son of the late Elbridge Gerry, an old frontiersman, known to most of the pioneers of Northern Colorado. Eagan had no relatives in the locality, although he is believed to have a sister in Illinois.

Eagan, William T.
William T. "Bill" Eagan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2002 - William T. "Bill" Eagan, 73, professor emeritus of history, died unexpectedly May 10, 2002. He was born Feb. 17, 1929, to the union of James Paul Eagan II and Margaret Elizabeth (Ong) Eagan. He received his B.A. degree in social science at the University of Denver in 1952, his M.A. in international relations from Claremont Graduate School in 1959, and pursued doctoral studies at the University of Denver and Northwestern University. He thoroughly enjoyed his academic career, performed mostly at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, where he specialized in Middle Eastern affairs and Colorado history. He took great pride in his role as academic adviser to thousands of students, many of whom today are enjoying careers as teachers, lawyers and professionals in a multitude of areas. In 1973, he directed a tour of Egypt for several other academicians through the U.S. Office of Education. He served as a trustee on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Historical Society for 15 years, and was active in the Colorado History Group, the Pueblo County Historical Society and the Western Social Science Foundation. He co-authored a textbook on Western Civilization and edited/wrote several other academic papers and articles. A well-respected lecturer, he spoke often to local community groups and served on several community committees. He is survived by his wife, Sally; daughters, Katherine Asim, Evelyn (Mike) Currie and Susan Mitchell; three grandchildren, Cristen Currie, Haishuan Asim Jr. and Shannon Asim; brother, James (Millie); and several nieces and nephews. Per his request, cremation with no formal service. A small memorial gathering will take place at the family home in the near future. Those who wish may make a memorial offering to the William T. Eagan Scholarship Fund at the University of Southern Colorado, or any other charity of the donor's choice, in care of the funeral home.

Eagen, F. Lucille
F. Lucille Eagen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 1998 - F. Lucille Eagen, 82, Swink, died Jan. 14, 1998, in La Junta. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, at the La Junta Catholic Church with Father Thomas Hinni, CM, officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.

Eagon, Gladys I.
Gladys I. Eagon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2000 - Gladys I. Eagon, 88, passed away Feb. 24, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter V. Eagon, March 13, 1982, and by her grandson-in-law, Bill Springer. Survived by daughters, Norma (Bob) Ferguson and Beverly (Dick) Whitmore; grandchildren, Susan (Jeff) Hartbauer, Debbie Ferguson, Julie (Scott) Stalcar, Judi Ferguson, all from Pueblo, Doug Ferguson, Pueblo West, Pamela (Ron) Tucker, New Lenox, Ill., Kara Springer, Genoa, Ill., Kathleen (Paul) Cullison, Sheridan, Colo., and Dr. R. Michael Whitmore, Sayre, Pa. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, two nieces and one aunt. She worked as a psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Public viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the VFW Post No. 3641, 201 E. Adams, immediately following the interment.

Eagye, Thomas Robison
Thomas Robison Eagye - Huerfano World - October 7, 1999 - Thomas Robison Eagye, 72, of Walsenburg, formerly of Colorado Springs, died October 4, 1999 in the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home. He had been a resident for about a year. Born July 7, 1927, in Chareroi, PA, to Vernon Sparh and Mary Elizabeth Provine Eagye, he served in the US Navy as a submarine commander. Survivors include his children, Abigail Eagye, Priscilla Eagye, Katheryn J. Eagye and Jan Thomas Eagye. At his request, cremation in Pennsylvania.

Eakins, Clemens B.
Clemens B. Eakins - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1959 - Services 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Lloyd Nichols, pastor of First Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. To Denver for cremation.

Eakins, Katherine M.
Katherine M. Eakins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2000 - Katherine M. Eakins passed away Aug. 10, 2000, in Pueblo. Katherine was born June 2, 1905, in Pueblo and lived here all her life. She is survived by her son, Robert (Karen) VanDuyn of Colorado Springs; grandsons, Robert Dean and Gary Lynn VanDuyn; and numerous other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Ealey, Chester Arthur
Chester Arthur Ealey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1966 - Chester Arthur Ealey, formerly of Pueblo, passed away in Denver Wednesday. He was the husband of Mrs. Cora Ealey of the family home in Westminster, Colo., and the father of Mrs. Gladys M. Nutter, Fort Collins, Colo.; Howard T. Ealey, Rye, Colo.; Mrs. Opal L. Conder, Seattle, Wash., Harold Ealey, La Jara, Colo.; Robert Ealey, Silverton, Colo., and Mrs. Louise Tulley, Westminster, Colo. He was the brother of Clarence Ealey, Waynoka, Okla.; Elmer Ealey, Waynoka, Okla., and Mrs. Nellie Walters, Wenatchee, Wash. He had 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Ealey moved to Colorado in 1914, and farmed in the Fort Collins and Pagosa Springs areas until he retired in 1948. He moved to Pueblo in 1960 and made his home here until last November. Funeral services will be held in the Rye Mormon Church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, conducted by Bishop Maurice Evensen. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery, Rye.

Ealey, Howard Thomas
Howard Thomas Ealey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1982 - Howard Ealey, Rye, passed away Feb. 21, 1982. Announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1982 - Howard Thomas Ealey, passed away Feb. 21, 1982, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born April 27, 1910, Galena, Okla., Mr. Ealey was a member of Church of Jesus Christ, Rye Ward, World War II veteran of 10th Mountain Infantry and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. rod mill in 1973. Mr. Ealey was preceded in death by parents, Chester Arthur Ealey and Cora Rose Lappin Ealey, and one brother, Clarence Ealey. Survivors include his wife, Merle Ealey of the family home; two sons, Merlyn (Linda) Ealey, Pueblo, Howard L. (Darlene) Ealey, Rye; four daughters, Nelda (Mickey) Smith, Susan (Bill) Hamler, all of Rye, Jill (Tony) Marostica, Denver, Jeri Ealey, also of the family home, who is engaged to Dennis Dickerson; two brothers, Harold “Bud” Ealey, La Jara, Robert Ealey, Durango, and three sisters, Gladys Nutter, Fort Collins, Opal Conder, Kent, Wash., and Artie Booth, Broomfield. Seventeen grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Service 10 a.m. Feb. 24, 1982, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rye, with Bishop Dennis Maroney officiating. Interment, Brookside Cemetery, Rye.

Ealey, Merle Catherine
Merle Catherine Ealey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 1997 - Merle Catherine Ealey, passed away May 2, 1997. Arrangements pending by McCarthy-Comer Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave. Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 1997 - Merle Catherine Ealey, affectionately known as Mom, died May 2, 1997, in Rye. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard, in 1982. Survived by her children, Merlyn (Linda) Ealey, Pueblo, Nelda (Mickey) Smith, Sue Hamler, Howard (Darlene) Ealey, Jill (Tony) Marostica, Jeri Coombs, all of Rye; sister, Estelle Markus; and brother, Don Gribble, both of Pueblo; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many positions over the years. She was currently a teacher of the 8-11-year-old girls. Merle was a Rye resident for over 50 years and active in her community where her love was following the many sporting events of her grandchildren and the Rye area schools. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1-2 p.m. Monday at the church. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, 1997, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rye. Interment, Brookside Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Earhart, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Earhart - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2005 - Dorothy Mae Earhart, born Aug. 9, 1920, passed away Nov. 18, 2005. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wilbur “Skinny” Earhart, whom she married March 31, 1940, in Pueblo; parents, Charles and Mary Kelly Miller; three brothers and one sister. Survived by her children, Jackie (Jim) Ramsey, Judy (Jack) Rockwell, Warren (Judy) Earhart, Susie Earhart (Brad) Lucero, Mike (Sue) Earhart, Jeff (Joni) Earhart, Kelly (Cheryl) Earhart, Greg Earhart and Mandy (Mark) Mullin; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Dorothy worked for 25 years at the Boone Post Office, was a school bus driver and a homemaker. She will be very sadly missed by her family. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boone Volunteer Fire Dept.

Earl, Carl Daniel
Carl Daniel Earl - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Carl Daniel Earl, 91, lifetime Bent County resident died Thursday, July 29, 2004, in La Junta. Carl was born Feb. 11, 1913, in Caddoa, Colo., to Morell L. and Mary M. Davis Earl. He was united in marriage to Vera Shankland. After her death, he was married to Thelmalee Miller. He farmed in the McClave area for many years, then after retiring from farming he served as the Bent County hospital administrator from 1972 to 1978. Carl was a longtime member of the McClave Methodist Church, also belonging to the King Solomon Masonic Lodge No. 30, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Las Animas Lions Club. Carl is survived by two daughters, Carla (Paul) Boettcher, Tucson, Ariz., Sharen (Clifford) Goldman, Langlois, Ore.; son, Gary (Nancy) Earl, of Wray; sister-in-law, Bonnie Earl of McClave; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Carl was preceded in death by spouses, Vera and Thelmalee; two sisters, Faye Miller and Grace Japhet; brother, Clarence Earl and granddaughter, Brenda. Memorial funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the McClave Methodist Church. Family prefers memorials to the McClave Methodist Church building fund or the Bent County Nursing Home.

Earl, Clarence D.
Clarence D. Earl - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1999 - Clarence D. Earl, 74, lifetime McClave resident, passed away March 16, 1999.Funeral services, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the McClave United Methodist Church. Masonic graveside services, McClave Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to noon and 4to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. MDBO Note: MDNM All Masons attending services please meet at the church at 9:45 a.m.

Earl, Link
Link Earl - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 28, 1912 - Fred Walker, colored, was found guilty of murder in the first degree in District Court in Pueblo. He killed another Negro by the name of Link Earl.

Earley, Dorothea E.
Dorothea E. "Dora" Earley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1997 - Valley Memorial, Lamar, Holly - Dorothea E. "Dora" Earley, 96, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Wiley, died Aug. 19. Graveside services and burial, 3 p.m. Saturday, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to Lamar Area Hospice.

Earnest, Ann
Ann Earnest - Huerfano World - January 17, 2008 - "Ann" Lucy Ann (Willburn) Earnest, 70, of Casa Grande, Arizona passed away suddenly at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center Sunday, December 30, 2007. Ann was born on January 22, 1937 in Gardner, Colorado to Lucy Cecelia (Murphy) and James Wesley Willburn, their seventh child. Ann attended Birmingham and La Veta public school, and graduated from St. Mary's High School. As a child she participated in 4-H. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and an avid reader. Ann is survived by her husband of 52 years, James N. Earnest, sons; Michael of West Covina, CA, Patric of Santa Maria, CA, daughters; LueAnn Castruita of Upland, CA, Sandra Sertyn of Sacramento, CA, and Rhonda Earnest of Casa Grande; 10 grandchildren and one and half great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother; Aaron Willburn of Walsenburg, and four sisters, Ruth Haines of Fairfield, WA, Frances Magnino of La Veta, Ethel Benson of Gardner, and Estella Faoro of Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Eddie Willburn; and sister, Rose Benson. Memorial Services were held in Casa Grande.

Earnest, Hume Rolfe
Hume Rolfe "Earnie" Earnest - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1999 - Hume Rolfe "Earnie" Earnest, 89, passed away on July 22, 1999, after a long illness. He was born in Crandal, Ga., on April 7, 1910, the son of James Warren Earnest and Laura Isenhower Earnest. Survivors include sons, Howard Earnest of Rifle, and Donald Earnest of Tucson, Ariz.- daughter, Phyllis Thomas of Bath, Ohio- nine grandchildren- 13 great-grandchildren- and companion, Dale Lusk of Green Valley, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris, after 55 years of marriage- a brother, Daniel Jasper Earnest- and a sister, Eva Little. Earnie was raised in and around Pueblo. After learning to fly in 1927, he and his young family moved to Burbank, Calif., where he began a 40-year career in aviation. During his career, he flew as a corporate pilot for Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Hearst Newspapers, Norton Oil Company, Lord Beaverbrook (Air Minister for Great Britain), and B.F. Goodrich. During World War II, he served with the Royal Air Force and later the U.S. Eighth Air Force in England as a technical advisor for Lockheed-built aircraft. Earnie retired to Green Valley, Ariz., in 1975, which he and Doris used as a home base for their many travels in the years before her death in 1985. Earnie was a member of Green Valley Lodge No. 71, AF&AM, Scottish Rite (Orient of Arizona), and Sabbar Temple of Tucson, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory maybe made to any of the many Shrine Children's Hospitals. A private memorial service was held on Tuesday, July 27, 1999, in the chapel at Green Valley Mortuary, 2200 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, Ariz., 85614, (520) 625-7400.

Eason, Rodney E.
Rodney E. Eason - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2005 - Rodney E. Eason, age 83, a resident of Pueblo West for the past 28 years, passed away on April 21, 2005. He was born in Granada, Colo., on May 26, 1921, a son of the late Thomas E. and Maudie Stout Eason. Rodney retired as traffic manager for Wright Motor Lines in Rocky Ford after 31 years of service. He was a 50-year member of the following organizations: Elks Lodge in Rocky Ford, the Masonic Blue Lodge in Rocky Ford, the Grand Lodge, Al Kaly Shrine, the OES Chapter 38 in Rocky Ford, and former member of the Rotary Club. Rodney loved to travel with family in his motor home. Rodney is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline L. "Polly" Capps Eason. They were married on June 14, 1941 in Syracuse, Kan. He also is survived by his daughter, Donna (Terry) McGeeney, of Pueblo West; sister, Dorothy Smith, of Canon City; brother, Harry (Vada) Eason, of Montclair, Calif.; two grandsons, Greg (Lori) Hamm, of Colorado Springs, and Brett (Gwen) Hamm, of Castle Rock. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dwain Hamm; brother, Louis Eason; and three sisters, Genie Cook, Winnie Parsley and Trudy Long. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2005, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2005, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, CO 81212. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Holt Family Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Chuck Kinyon officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City.

East, Edward
Edward East - Modesto Bee - April 29, 2004 - Modesto, CA - Edward East, April 19, 1925 - April 25, 2004 - Edward "Bill" East, 79, of Sonora died Sunday at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto. Mr. East was a native of Trinidad, Colo., and lived in Sonora 45 years. He was a self-employed plumbing contractor for 58 years and owned East Plumbing. He was past president of the Tuolumne County Aeronautical Association and Tuolumne County Kidney Foundation, and was a former member of Sonora Rotary. He was a member of Berkeley Masonic Lodge and Stockton Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, RV travel and golf. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie East of Sonora; children, Bryce East of Lake Forest, Robert East of Pacifica and Cheryl Modrell of Angels Camp; brother, Sterling East of Denver; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the East residence, 20395 W. Walnut, Sonora. Private burial at Sonora Masonic Cemetery. Heuton Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be made to Special Olympics, 400 12th St., Modesto 95354-2442.

East, Lillian C.
Lillian C. East - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 2003 - Lillian C. East died in Denver Feb. 3, 2003 as a result of hip surgery complications. Lillian (Lil) was born in Valdez, Colo. in 1916 and lived in Trinidad for most of her life. She was the daughter of Bob and Mae O'Brien. She was married twice and the widow of both husbands Robert J. (Bob) Lareau and Maurice (Morey) East. She was a life long member of United Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered for many years at the A R Mitchell museum and gallery. She is survived by her only daughter, Dee Bumgarner, her Son-in-law, Ron Bumgarner, 2 granddaughters, Gaye Martin and Amy Bumgarner-Sisk, their husbands, Ric Martin and Steve Sisk, 4 grandchildren, Lauren Martin, Skyler Martin, Sterling Martin, Coleman Sisk and her beloved little Yorkie Cricket, who now lives with Lil's family in Denver. Lil, cremated in Denver, will be brought to Trinidad for burial this spring.

Easter, Joseph Ellsworth
Joseph Ellsworth Easter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2000 - Joseph Ellsworth Easter, born April 24, 1926, at Kansas City, Mo. Graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1944 and the University of Colorado in 1950 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Employed at CF&I Steel Corp. Coke Plant for 32 years, retiring as a Research Engineer in 1982. Member of Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, the Southern Colorado Scottish Rite Consistory, 32nd degree, the Al Kaly Shrine Temple, AAONMS and the American Legion Post 2. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Philippines and Japan with A Company, 136 Regimental Combat Team, 33rd Division. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer J. and Alma Easter; sister, Bonnie Jean Roark; and stepson, James O'Dell. Survived by his wife, Wanda; brother, Elmore Easter of Norwalk, Conn.; step-grandson, James O'Dell; step-granddaughter, Michele O'Dell Riviere; and numerous nieces and nephews. At his request, there will be no viewing or service.

Easter, Wanda Elaine
Wanda Elaine Easter - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2005 - Wanda Elaine Easter, 79, loving grandmother, devoted mother and wife passed away July 9, 2005. Born Wanda Elaine Ashley on Oct. 8, 1925, in Dodge City, Kan. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Easter; and son, James R. O'Dell. Survived by her grandson, James R. O'Dell II; granddaughter, Shelly (Matt) Riviere of Monument; and two great-grandchildren, Stephen and Andrew Riviere. At her request, cremation, private memorial service and inurnment at a later date.

Easton, Chester L.
Chester L. Easton - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1986 - Chester L. Easton, Boise, Idaho, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 26, 1986. Husband of Lena; father of Chet (D'Layne) Easton, Virginia (John) Davis. Memorial service today, Lakin, Kan. Masonic rites Wednesday in Trinidad.

Easton, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C. Easton – Pueblo Chieftain – September 09, 2006 - Elizabeth C. Easton, 75, passed away Sept. 1, 2006. She was preceded in death by her son, Chris A. Tucker. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Tokar, Wheatridge, Colo.; grandchildren, Steven (Karen) Yother, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Patrick Yother, Vallejo, Calif., Isis Yother, San Diego, Calif., Ginger Robinson, Selah, Wash., and Skyler Robinson, Moses Lake, Wash.; niece, Lola Calvert, Lakewood, Colo.; great-niece, Kristin (Ray) Bensch, Fort Meyers, Fla.; and great-great-niece, Elizabeth Bensch, Fort Myers, Fla. Also survived by numerous other relatives. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Easton, Richard
Richard "Dick" Easton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2001 - Richard "Dick" Easton, 69, died suddenly of natural causes on May 10, 2001. Born May 15, 1931, in Pueblo, he was the son of the late Floyd R. and Mayme (Martin) Easton. He graduated from Central High School and earned a degree in Journalism at CU-Boulder. He married Marjorie Lockard on June 11, 1953. The couple shared a dream of contributing to communities and individuals through the channel of their own weekly newspaper. After serving in Korea, he worked for the Englewood Herald and the Littleton Independent. In later years, the couple co-owned and published newspapers in Broomfield, Lafayette, Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, Erie and Littleton. In 1970, he "went to work for a living" to support his dream. He joined the Colorado Rural Electric Association, editing Colorado Country Life, a statewide magazine. He served CREA as general manager from 1977 to 1985. He also was with the Colorado Press Association. He retired to Pueblo West in 1997 and was employed at Convergys. He played active roles in many service organizations, including Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and the Jaycees. He sang in several church choirs and participated in many youth activities. His dream of a better world has now been passed on to his wife and beloved sons and their families: SFC Andrew Richard and Tammy Easton and children, of Killeen, Tex., and Christopher Todd Easton and Jamie Brennan and children, of Columbus, Ohio. He also leaves his sister, Ruth Thompson and nephew David Oakes of Arizona. The family is eternally grateful to their caring neighbors, relatives and friends, Pueblo West Fire Department, sheriff's officers and ACOVA. Friends who wish may contribute to the Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Fighters or ACOVA.

Easton, Ruby
Ruby M. Easton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1993 - Ruby M. Easton, passed away Dec. 27, 1993. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain- December 29, 1993 - Ruby M. Easton, 90. Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 27, 1993. Born to Elizabeth and Ephrim Sutton, July 21, 1903. Survived by her children, Nelda (Bill) Janney, Gail Ann (Otto) Rhodes, Bill (Orabelle) Easton, all of Pueblo, Val (Jackie) Easton, Colorado Springs; brother, Oliver Sutton; sister, Beulah McMillian, Lillie (Sam) Kramer, Opal Parlapiano and Aileen (Sam) Ferraro; m14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Easton was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Easton, and two brothers. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Klopp, Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery.

Eaton, Alma
Alma Eaton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 1986 - Mrs. Alma Eaton, 87, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 1986, at a local hospital. She was the mother of Phoebe Ann Eaton of Pueblo, and sister of Margaret Biby of Las Vegas, Nev. Also survived by nieces, Opal (Lee) Miller of Strasburg, Colo.; Virginia (Dan) Yowell of Loveland, Colo.; nephews, Dale (Mildred) Saffer of Arriba, Colo.; Avon (Edith) Saffer, Claude (Fern) Saffer, Merl (Nina) Saffer and Glenn (Joyce) Saffer, all of Flagler, Colo.; and Ross (Pearl) Saffer of Akron, Colo. Mrs. Eaton had retired as a teacher from the La Junta schools. Visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial 7 p.m. Monday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Concluding service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Church near Arriba, Colo., with interment in Arriba Cemetery to follow.

Eaton, Hazel
Hazel M. Eaton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 1987 - Hazel M. Eaton of 2221S. Prairie, wife of Wesley L. Eaton, departed this life Dec. 31, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Mrs. Eaton, a longtime member of St. Paul Methodist Church, was born in Lafayette, Colo., Sept. 26, 1900. She was the eldest of six children born to Bert and Susan Lance. Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Bertis, J. W. "Buzz," Delmer and Vernon; one sister, Ruth "Dollie;" two sons, Harold G. Mason and Lewis A. Mason. She is survived by her husband, W.F. "Jack" Eaton, of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Myrl and Alva Mason; three grandchildren, Virginia, Gerre, and Jim Mason, all of La Junta. She also is survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, including Dale (Lucille) Lance of Pueblo. Services at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Keesey officiating. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 8 a.m. until service time Monday. The casket will be closed prior to service time and will not be reopened.

Eaton, Joe
Joe Eaton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - Sunday Traffic Toll Hits Three - Denver, Nov. 20 - The death of Bennie LaFevre, 38, of Denver, in Denver General Hospital Sunday night raised to three the number of persons killed in traffic accidents in the state during the day. Lafebvre died of a broken neck and fractured skull suffered in a two car collision in a Denver residential area, police reported. Albert B. Lawson of Denver, driver of the other car, was not injured. At Gypsum, the bodies of Morris Reynolds and Joe Eaton, both of Gypsum, were found earlier in the automobile which had overturned in Sweetwater Creek near Gypsum, the state highway patrol reported.

Eaton, Wesley L.
Wesley L. "Jack" Eaton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1999 - Wesley L. "Jack" Eaton, 93, longtime Pueblo resident passed away Jan. 27, 1999. Preceded in death by loving wife, Hazel Eaton, 1986- children, Harold Mason, Lewis Mason and Myrl Mason. Survived by grandchildren, James (Chandra) Mason, Virginia Mason and Gerre Mason- daughter-in-law, Alva Mason- great-grandchildren, Kara and Matthew Mason. Also survived by special friend, Sally Hankins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Ebaugh, Donald Reese Sr.
Donald Reese Ebaugh Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1986 - Donald Reese Ebaugh Sr. of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 28, 1986. Survived by his wife, Pauline Ebaugh, Pueblo; son, Don Ebaugh Jr., Boise, Idaho; and daughter, Amy Ebaugh, Boulder. He is survived also by his mother, Mrs. Franklin Ebaugh, Denver; brothers, Franklin Ebaugh Jr., Stanford, Calif.; David Ebaugh, Denver; sister, Nancy Allen, Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private inurnment.

Ebel, Margaret A.
Margaret A. Ebel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 1987 - Margaret A. Ebel passed away Aug. 30, 1987. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer officiating.

Eberhardt, Earl Charles
Earl Charles Eberhardt - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1998 - Earl Charles Eberhardt passed away April 23, 1998. Survived by his wife, Maurice Dickens Eberhardt of Integrated Health Services in Colorado Springs; his children, Marion Earl (Larneda) Eberhardt, Walla Walla, Wash., Larry Don (Sondra) Eberhardt, Lamar, Dorothy Kay Merlo, Colorado Springs, Dennis Eugene Eberhardt and Roy Lee Eberhardt, both of Denver. Also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two brothers, August and Albert Eberhardt; and one grandson, Robert Earl Eberhardt, in 1981. Earl married Maurice E. Dickens on Dec. 14, 1939, and together they have lived the last 51 years in southeastern Colorado. They farmed for many years around Wiley and McClave. Mr. Eberhardt became a journeyman electrician in the 1970s and retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1986. Mr. Eberhardt was a United States World War II Army Veteran and a member of the I.O.O.F. in Lamar. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, Pueblo. Interment, Tuesday, 3:30 P.M., Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to the Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. 80904. Colorado Springs Gazette - April 26, 1998 - Earl Charles Eberhardt, 83, died April 23, 1998, at a local hospital. He had served in the Army and was a retired electrician. Mr. Eberhardt was born Feb. 10, 1915, in Omega, Okla. He was married to Maurice E. Dickens. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Marion Earl, Larry Don, Dennis Eugene and Roy Lee; a daughter, Dorothy Kay Merlo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. George McCarthy Funeral Home, Pueblo, (719) 542-4434, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

Eberhardt, Maurice Evelyn
Maurice Evelyn Eberhardt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2002 - Maurice Evelyn Eberhardt, 81, Longtime resident of Pueblo and Lamar, Colo., passed away Oct. 26, 2002, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral arrangements are pending at Peacock Funeral Home, Lamar, Colo.

Eberling, Walter L.
Walter L. Eberling - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1986 - Walter L. Eberling, 55, former Pueblo resident and resident of Westcliffe for the past 10 years, died unexpectedly Sept, 7, 1986, at Burns Lake. British Columbia, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Eberling of Westcliffe; son, Stephen Eberling, and daughter, Kathleen Eberling, both of Pueblo; and sisters, Ruth A. (Troy) Ellis and Roberta (Harry) Geringer, also of Pueblo. He also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eberling, and a sister, Rita Williams. Cremation. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with Father Joseph McGuinness officiating. The family will greet friends at 336 N. Prairie following this service. Another memorial will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rainbow Room in Westcliffe. The family prefers contributions to the Custer County High School Scholarship Fund direct or through the funeral home.

Ebert, Edward O.
Edward O. Ebert - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2002 - Age 55, passed away Feb. 8, 2002, in Pueblo. Ed was employed in the tube mill at Rocky Mountain Steel. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; three daughters, Christine Kinney, Joanne Webb and Leslie Ebert; sister, Carol Milner; brother, Sunny Ebert; and five grandchildren. No viewing. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, in the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church, 1902 St. Clair. The family will receive friends in the church hall following the service. The family may be contacted at 2302 Toronto.

Ebert, Giles T.
Giles T. Ebert - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2005 - Giles T. Ebert began his journey on May 4, 1947. And while his path changed a number of times, he held fast to the belief of "going with the flow." His journey ended March 3, 2005. With his passing, he will join his dad, Oliver H. Ebert; wife, Patty; daughter, Shelby; brother-in-law, Robert Garnett; as well as other family and friends. Remaining behind to cherish his memory are his mom, Mary Ebert; wife, Jane Garnett; children, Anthony (Maggie) DiMatteo, Andy (Renee) DiMatteo, David (Andrea) DiMatteo, Brian (Colleen) Amman, Brenda Amman and Kolby Ebert; nine grandchildren, including Micah, Miles, Brendan and Liam. Also survived by sisters and brothers, Kathleen Campbell (Richard), Jeanette Ball, Shirley DeVore (Kent), Sharon Donley (Rick), Mary Lou Gradisar (Gabe), John Garnett (Gloria), Ray Garnett (Doris), Tom Garnett (Kathy), Jim Garnett; his second mom and dad, Dick and Jerri Wilberforce, and a very large circle of friends. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A joyful memorial service will be held, 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Alex Howard officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Ebert, Kathy M.
Kathy M. Ebert - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - Kathy M. Ebert passed away Jan. 22, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 11, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 30 years, Edward O. Ebert; and parents, Ralph and Margaret Schumacher. Survived by her daughters, Joann Webb, Leslie Ebert and Christine Kinney; grandsons, Luke and Tyler Kinney; special friends, Martha Flores and Delores Giglio. Kathy was an artist, craftsperson, loved pets, and cared for everyone's well-being before her own. The family will hold a memorial gathering at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Kathy's home, 2302 Toronto.

Ebert, Oliver Herbert
Oliver Herbert Ebert - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Age 80, born Dec. 21, 1921, passed away Jan. 14, 2002. Survived by loving wife of 59 years, Mary Ebert; children, Jeanette Ball, Giles (Patty) Ebert, Kathleen (Richard) Campbell; grandchildren, Scott Ball, Kolby Jo Ebert and Howard Campbell; great-grandchildren, Kyren and Koi. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Daisy Ebert; and granddaughter, Shelby Ebert. Oliver worked at Hall Motor Freight, Railway Express Agency and King Lumber. He loved his family. He was a farmer at heart with his flower and vegetable gardens and loved anything about trains, woodworking, fishing and hunting. He was a man with a heart of gold. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday at the George McCarthy Historical Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Ebert, Patricia Lee
Patricia Lee Ebert - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2003 - Patricia Lee Ebert, 57, was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Denver, and passed away May 6, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband, Giles Ebert; sons, Anthony (Margaret) DiMatteo, Andrew DiMatteo (Rene Angley) and David (Andrea) Di Matteo; sisters, Sharon Donnelly and Shirley DeVore; brother-in-law, Richard Galmish. Preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Marie Paul; and sister, Margaret Paul. Patty graduated from Bishop Machebeuf High School and Marquette University with a BS degree in dental hygiene. She served on the Pueblo Community College Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee, worked at the Pueblo Regional Center and finished her career at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. Patty was a selfless lady who loved to give all she had. She was a consummate reader. Her passions included getting up early on weekends to find “treasures” at local garage sales, keeping an amazing garden and feeding anyone who stepped near her kitchen. Patty spoiled everyone near her and brought joy to everyone around her with her high spirits, infectious smile and laugh. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Eberwein, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Eberwein - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2005 - Anna Mae Eberwein, 85, born April 25, 1920, in Burnt Mill, Colo., was taken to the Lord on Oct. 18, 2005. Survived by her children, Barbara Anna (Robert) Bernard, Gerald L. Eberwein, and Frank (Mariellin) Eberwein; grandchildren, Patrick (Cynthia) Bernard, Jacqueline (Ben) Meyer, Daniel Bernard, Jeremy Eberwein, Joseph Eberwein, Jesse Eberwein, Todd (Shana) Albo, and Tami (Steve) Wilson; great-grandchildren, Abby and Samantha Bernard, Keeley Albo, Natasha, Austin and Christopher Wilson; sister-in-law, Margaret Bisbee; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friend, Ruth Klune; and her pet dog, Lady. Preceded in death by her husband, William, whom she married on July 12, 1941; parents, Frank and Emma Bisbee; brothers, Frank, Albert and David; sisters, Sarah, Mary and Ida; and sons, Paul and Joseph. Anna loved her family and loved caring for her beautiful flowers and garden. She also loved fishing and the football season. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Eberwein, Medora Irene
Medora Irene Eberwein - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2002 - Medora Irene Eberwein passed away Oct. 2, 2002, after a lengthy illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Clovis, N.M., and moved to Pueblo in 1953. Irene worked in various secretarial and clerical positions that began with the FBI in 1941. She was active in the American Heart Association and was a wonderful mother. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Nelda Stalcup; former husband, Thomas; son, Michael; grandson, George Michael; and sister-in-law, Merle Stalcup. Her survivors include her children, Thomas Jr. (Kathy), Patricia, John and Edward, all of Pueblo, Mary (Dan) Blankenship of Carbondale, and Steve of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren, Brian, Amy, Tyler and Caiden; great-grandchildren, Austin and Brittany; brother, Tom Stalcup of Carlsbad, N.M.; and a sister, Theresa (Robert) Chammplin of Hudson, Fla. The family would like to thank our sister, Patricia, and brother, Edward, for the many years of wonderful care they provided our mother. The family would also like to give a special thanks to Dr. Thomas Gaide. Visitation will be held from 2 until 7 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Eberwein, Paul John
Paul John Eberwein - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2000 - Paul John Eberwein, born June 10, 1942, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2000. Preceded in death by his father, William John Eberwein; and his brother, Joseph Eugene Eberwein. Paul is survived by his mother, Anna Mae Eberwein; brothers, Gerald (Karen) Eberwein and Frank (Mariellin) Eberwein; and sister, Barbara (Robert) Bernard. He is also survived by six nephews; two nieces; three great-nieces; and two aunts, Agatha Wiseman and Margaret Bisbee; as well as numerous cousins. Paul graduated from South High School in 1961 and enlisted in the Navy in 1964. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot and was a life member of the VFW Post No. 6. Paul was an avid churchgoer. He loved to go out to dinner, do jigsaw puzzles, and take care of his dog. Viewing, Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, 10 a.m., Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive family and friends at the family home after the interment service.

Eberwein, Thomas A. Sr.
Thomas A. Eberwein Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2001 - Thomas A. Eberwein Sr. died Nov. 11, 2001, in Pueblo. He was 79. A resident of Pueblo since 1953. Preceded in death by his father in 1979 and mother in 1988. Preceded in death by son, Michael, in 1972; and a brother, Eugene, in 1985. Survived by children, Thomas (Kathy) Eberwein Jr., Patricia, John and Edward, all of Pueblo, Mary Ann (Dan) Blankenship, Carbondale, Colo., and Stephen of Glenwood Springs, Colo. Survived by brother, John (Irene) Eberwein of Belen, N.M.; a sister, Ann Caroland of Clovis, N.M., and a sister, Cathy (Martin) Goodwin of Portales, N.M. He is also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Thomas retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1983, after 30 years of service and served with the 7th Air Force in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WWII. At his request, there will be cremation and no services. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Ebrecht, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Goddard Ebrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2004 - Dorothy May Goddard Ebrecht entered this life Dec. 16, 1915, in Grand Junction, Colo., and departed this life March 27, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Dorothy left to join her parents, Lloyd and Minnie Goddard, Henry Collett; her husband, Edward Eugene “Gene” Ebrecht; son, Joseph Henry “Joe” Ebrecht; and her faithful companion, Kris. Dorothy will be missed by her brother, Russell Goddard, Lynn (Mark) Stevens, Keith Ebrecht, Bob Inman; as well as Jeanette and Iris. Following Dorothy's wishes, there will be no public viewing or services. Cremation has taken place.

Ebrecht, Elizabeth Kathryn
Elizabeth Kathryn Ebrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2006 - Elizabeth Kathryn “Bette” Ebrecht passed away July 6, 2006 peacefully at home. Preceded in death by her husband Joseph in 1996, brother Frank Brown and sister Rosemary “Roadie” Laughlin. She is survived by her 3 children Pamela (Fred), Fred (Mindy), and Roxann (Bill). Grandchildren Justin, Nichole, Michael, Eric (Amelia), Misty and William, great-granddaughter Julianna. Also survived by special friends John B. “Cid” Secora Family. Vera Lawrence Family and Mr. and Mrs. George Cullen Family. Bette retired after 47 years as a proud and dedicated nurse, serving at Colorado State Hospital, Parkview and St. Mary Corwin. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends and all who knew her. Memorial service will be held on Sat., July 29, 2006 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 226 Michigan St. in Pueblo at 10 am.

Ebrecht, Ross M.
Ross M. Ebrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 1987 - Ross M. Ebrecht, late of 1727 Van Buren, passed away Oct. 4, 1987. Mr. Ebrecht served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Ebrecht, and by one brother, Schofield R. Ebrecht. He is survived by two brothers, Edward and Joseph Ebrecht. Cremation. Mr. Ebrecht's ashes will be distributed over the airfield of Carl Mismach.

Ecarde, Carlo
Carlo Ecarde – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Carlo Ecarde is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Carlo Ecarde: Italian, age 26, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Eccher, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Eccher - Huerfano World - September 5, 2008 - Anna Mae Eccher, 74. The longtime resident of Walsenburg passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, following a lengthy illness. Anna Mae was born Oct. 8, 1933, in Trinidad. She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Marie Naccarato; brothers Ben and Bill Naccarato; in-laws Pete and Bessie Eccher; and brothers- and sisters-in-law Chester and Josephine Sperandio, Fred and Evelyn Eccher, Silvio Caputo and Ruth Naccarato. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Raymond Sr. of Walsenburg; children Raymond (Dana) Eccher Jr., Ron (Karen) Eccher and Mary (Chance) Nicks; grandchildren Mitch, Elise and Emily Eccher; Brad Eccher; and Savannah, Rachael and Natalie Nicks, all of Pueblo. Anna Mae is also survived by her sister, Mary Caputo; sister-in- law, Roxie Eccher; Angie Naccarato and special friend Theresa Paravecchio. Anna Mae worked many years as the head cook at Washington School where she was known as "Mom" to many students. Her greatest joy was doing anything with or for her children and grandchildren. Special thanks to the staff of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home and the staff of Sangre De Cristo Hospice. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday Aug. 29, 2008, at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Anna Mae's name to the American Diabetes Association.

Eccher, Bessie
Bessie Eccher - Huerfano World - November 12, 1998 - Bessie Eccher dies. Longtime businesswoman, Bessie Eccher, 92, of Walsenburg, died November 9, 1998. Born November 26, 1905 in Czechoslovakia to Valentine and Josephine Micek, she married Peter F. Eccher in 1923. An active member of the VFW Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of America and BPO Elks Lodge, she is survived by four children Josephine Sperandio, P. Fred, Ray and Roxi Eccher, all of Walsenburg; one sister, Agnes Zubal, Walsenburg; 12 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and special friends, with whom she lived, Annette and Ralph Salazar, nieces and nephews. Funeral services include a rosary from St. Mary Church on Friday at 2 p.m. and mass immediately following. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - May 2, 1991 - Bessie Honored - Between 180 and 200 family members and friends turned out Saturday night at the Walsenburg Community Center to honor Bessie Eccher, longtime businesswoman, culminating a week-long tribute to her. The semi-formal dinner/dance affair was the first annual being sponsored by the Walsenburg Merchant's Association, benefiting that organization's projects. 'Starry, Starry Night' was the theme for the event. Mrs. Eccher and guests were seated at spring- like tables decorated in pink and white. A canopy of pink and white streamers enhanced the Center. Banks of glittery pink balloons and crushed bright pink papers decorated walls and doorways. Following a social hour, dinner was served by Collette's of Pueblo. A brief program was opened by WMA President Mary Lou Abila who introduced Master of Ceremonies Jay Crook. Crook introduced Mrs. Eccher who was crowned with a special tiara by Rod Martinez of Silver Scissors. Linda Clasby, owner of Beth's Flowers and Gifts, presented the honoree with a wrist corsage and Esther Hobeika of Hobeika's Ready-To-Wear presented her with a dozen long-stemmed red roses from A Petal Cellar Too. The firm will also deliver fresh flowers or plants to Mrs. Eccher each month during the coming year. Rosalie Amidei presented Mrs. Eccher with a specially designed plaque from the Merchant's Association commending her for her years in business. Gordon Kelley Photography Owner Gordon Kelley presented Mrs. Eccher with a framed photo portrait. The frame around the portrait was purchased by Mrs. Eccher's grandchildren as was a large cake served later in the evening to family and guests. Walsenburg Mayor Joan Crump honored Mrs. Eccher with brief remarks prior to the Merchant's presentations. Crump and City Council had proclaimed Apr. 21, 27, Bessie Eccher Week and Saturday, Bessie Eccher Day. The program was concluded with brief remarks from the honoree and the singing of 'I'm Proud to be An American' by the entire audience. The grand march followed and music for dancing the balance of the evening was played by Silver Eagle. Mrs. Eccher's four children, Josephine Sperandio, Roxie Eccher, Ray Eccher and Fred Eccher, along with her brother, Albert Micek and sister, Agnes Zubal, were recognized. Also in attendance were Rep. Mike Salaz of Trinidad and County Commissioner Xavier Sandoval. Letters of congratulations were read from President George Bush and Governor Roy Romer.

Eccher, Deanna Kay
Deanna Kay Eccher - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2001 - Age 44, passed away in Walsenburg, Aug. 24, 2001, after a lengthy illness. She was born March 25, 1957, in Larned, Kan., and attended kindergarten through 10th grade at the Cimarron School in Kansas. She moved to Walsenburg with her parents in 1973, graduating from Walsenburg High School in 1975. On Aug. 14, 1976, she married Ronald Eccher. She is survived by her loving husband, Ronald; children, Nikolas, Craig and Denae; parents, Robert and Jackie Holland, Colorado City; sisters, Debra (Marvin) DeForest, Niwot, Colo., Rebecca (Howard) Woody, Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, Randy (Marilyn) Holland, Alton, Ill., James (Jan) Holland, Sublette, Kan.; mother-in-law, Evelyn Eccher, Walsenburg; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her brother, Devin Holland, in 1981. She was an employee of the Huerfano County Treasurer's Office for 26 years and in 1999 was awarded Outstanding Government Employee of the Year. She served on the Huerfano County Democratic Committee for many years, and was a member of the Walsenburg Women's Bowling Association, Ladies Elk BPOE Auxiliary and St. Mary Catholic Church, Upon Dee's request, there will be no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church, 121 E. 7th. Cremation with a private family ceremony. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Home Health Care Services, 129 Kansas Ave., Walsenburg, CO 81089, or Sister Carol's Senior Outreach Program, 121 E. Seventh, Walsenburg, CO 81089. Family will receive friends at the Elk's Lodge, 137 E. Sixth, after the service.

Eccher, Evelyn R.
Evelyn R. Eccher - Huerfano World - May 23, 2002 - Evelyn R. Eccher, 73, passed away in Pueblo May 19, 2002, after her brave battle with cancer for several years. She was born Sept. 14, 1928 in Pryor. Attended school in Pryor, graduating from St. Mary High School in Walsenburg, Class of 1946. Attended Blair Business College, Colorado Springs, two years. She was employed by Dick Abstract. On May 21,1949 she married P. Fred Eccher. Obtained ownership of (Village Inn), Anchor Motel, where she enjoyed all her tourists, family members and friends who were always welcomed, until September 1993, when she decided to retire. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Louis) Marcon, Sahurita, AZ, Val (Chris) Hunter, Buena Vista, Fred (Patricia) Eccher, Ronald Eccher, James (Jill Sudar Stroh) Eccher, Bruce (Nicole) Eccher, Walsenburg, and son-in-law Steve (Susan) Price, Otis; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, sister, Janice (John) Turkovich; brothers, James (Pauline) Conder, Walsenburg, and Tom (Edna) Conder, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Josephine Sperandio and Roxie Eccher, and brother-in-law, Ray (Anna Mae) Eccher, Walsenburg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband P. Fred Eccher, daughter Susan Price, daughter-in-law Dee Eccher and parents Thomas G. and Rose Conder. She enjoyed bowling and loved gambling and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Upon her request there will be no viewing. Rosary recitation noon, mass to follow, Saturday, May 25, 2002, St. Mary Church, 121 E. Seventh St; cremation with private family ceremony. Donations may be made to Sister Carol's Senior Outreach Program, 121 E. Seventh St., Walsenburg, 81089. Family requests the omission of food and flowers.

Eccher, Henry L.
Henry L. Eccher - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2004 - Henry L. Eccher, 91, of Pueblo, Colo., born Aug. 19, 1913, in Walsenburg, Colo. He always was a soft-spoken, kind man, who was loved by many. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, he quietly left us to be with the Lord. Preceded in death by his mother, Maria; father, Albert; and two brothers, Fausto and Alex. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary; his two daughters, Elena (Tim) Johnson, Marie (Clarence) Scarberry; three grandsons, Todd and Jeff Johnson, and Craig Scarberry; brother, Charles; sister, Elsie; sisters-in-law, Margaret Eccher, Julia Harris; and brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Betty Jean Cristoforetti. Henry served in the U.S. Army and was a decorated WWII veteran, upon his return he worked for the Huerfano Coal Co., Leone Construction, and was a partner in the Trinidad Freight Service. He and his wife built and operated the Main Street Motel in Trinidad from which they retired in 1969. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Eccher, P. Fred
P. Fred Eccher - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2000 - P. Fred Eccher, 71, born in Walsenburg on Sept. 5, 1928, died at his home on June 11 in Walsenburg. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of 51 years; sons, Fred T. (Pat) Eccher, Ron (Dee) Eccher, James Eccher and Jill Stroh and Bruce (Nicole) Eccher, Walsenburg; daughters, Val (Chris) Hunter, Salida, Colo., and Sharon (Louis) Marcon, Sahuarita, Ariz.; son-in-law, Steve and Susan Price, Yuma, Colo.; brother, Raymond (Anna Mae) Eccher; sisters, Roxie Eccher and Josephine Sperandio, all of Walsenburg; brothers-in-law, John (Janice) Turkovich, James (Pauline) Conder, Walsenburg, and Tom (Edna) Conder, Pueblo, Colo.; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Bessie Eccher; and daughter, Susan. Mr. Eccher was the owner of the Anchor Motel and Crown Lanes in Walsenburg. He also worked as an agent for Prudential Insurance until poor health forced him to quit. Fishing, hunting and gambling are a few of the many things that he loved to do. Mr. Eccher was a member of K.C., Eagles, Walsenburg Men's Club and PER of Walsenburg No. 1086 Elks. In lieu of flowers or food, donations can be made to Sister Carol Senior Outreach Program or the Elks Building Fund. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, Monsignor Delaney officiating.

Eccher, Peter F.
Peter F. Eccher - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 1961 - Surviving him at the home, wife Bessie; two daughters, Mrs. Chester Josephine Sperando, Roxie Marie and sons Raymond, and Fred P. all of Walsenburg, and seven grandchildren. Requiem High Mass will be 9 a.m., Tuesday, from St. Mary Catholic Church. Rosary at 7:15 p.m., Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Family visitation at Furphy Mortuary Monday evening. Friends may call and pay their respects from Sunday morning until time of services Tuesday.

Eccher, Raymond R.
Raymond R. Eccher - Huerfano World - January 29, 2010 - Raymond R. Eccher, 74, of Walsenburg, was born July 28, 1935 at the family home and passed away January 23, 2010. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Anna Mae, parents Pete and Bessie Eccher, sister, Josephine Sperandio, brother, Fred Eccher, mother and father-in-law Marie and Frank Naccarato, brothers and sister-in-law Evelyn Eccher, Chester Sperandio, Silvio Caputo Sr., Bill and Ruth Naccarato and Ben Naccarato.

Eccli, Marion Joseph
Marion Joseph "Eck" Eccli - Sacramento Bee - January 31, 2004 - Sacramento, CA - Marion Joseph "Eck" Eccli passed away in peace January 25, 2004 at age 86. Born November 28, 1917 in Trinidad, Colorado where he graduated from high school. He later moved to California where he met and married his beloved wife of 61 years, Nellie Eccli. He served as an Army Air Corp pilot in World War II, and as an Air Force pilot overseas during the Korean War. His Air Force career continued until his retirement as full Colonel USAFR in 1977. A resident of Sacramento for 58 years, he retired from Mather AFB as the Chief of Aircraft Field Maintenance in 1973. An avid golfer, pilot, fisherman and boater, Mason and member of the Elks, loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife, Nellie, and three children and their spouses, David (Loree) Eccli, Susan (Louis) Dyson, and Jeanne (Larry) DelMargo; five grandchildren, David Brousseau, Michael Brousseau, Kelly DelMargo, Shawn DelMargo, Sandy Peters, and nine great-grandchildren, as well as many other loved ones and friends. A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Monday, February 2, 2004 at 2:00 PM at the George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, Riverside Boulevard and Second Avenue. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817.

Ecelis, Louis
Louis Ecelis - Akron Pioneer Press - November 21, 1919 - Fortunato Dalvit, former ranchman and Italian resident of Trinidad, shot and killed Louis Ecelis, a ranch hand employed by his wife at the Dalvit ranch, near El Moro. He attempted to kill his wife also by firing twice from a shotgun. Later he took his own life by shooting himself thru the head with a small .22 caliber revolver.

Eck, James A. Jr.
James A. Eck Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1987- James A. Eck Jr., late of Englewood, Colo., passed away Nov. 16, 1987. Mr. Eck had worked for Phillips Petroleum since 1968, had belonged to the National Ski Patrol and was an instructor for Colorado Mountain Club. He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Eck, in 1984. Survivors include his son, James A. Eck II, of Littleton; his mother, Mary L. Eck, of Pueblo; two brothers, Terrance L. (Mary Ann) Eck of Piano, Texas, and Thomas J. Eck of Upton, Mass.; and one sister, Kathleen Marohn, of Stillwater, Okla. Also survived by one niece, one nephew, and numerous aunts and uncles. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shrine of Saint Therese Catholic Church, with Father Edward G. Pettit officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Eck, Marie Catherine
Marie Catherine Eck - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1998 - Marie Catherine Eck passed away June 22, 1998. Marie was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. Private family services at a later date. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Ecke, Janice L.
Janice L. Ecke - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2006 - Janice L. Ecke, 56. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Eckert, Lisa Diane
Lisa Diane Eckert - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1999 - Lisa Diane Eckert, 30, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. She was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on March 29, 1969. She completed elementary school in rural Iowa and graduated from high school in 1987, in Whitefish, Mont. In May of 1991, she received her B.A. degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. On Aug. 10, 1991, she married Steven J. Eckert in Whitefish, Mont. She received her M.S. degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Fresno State University in 1995. In January of 1998, as the result of an accident, she sustained paralysis from the chest down. Following her rehabilitation, she returned to her greatest joy, which was caring for her home, husband and son. Lisa was a member of Fellowship of the Rockies and active in many church-related activities. She is survived by her husband, Steven- and three-year-old son, Jonah- her mother, Marcia Malmin- father, Edward Malmin of Whitefish, Mont.- brother, Ryan (Shannon) Malmin and their three-year-old son, Walker, of Glasgow, Mont.- brother, Nathan Malmin of Missoula, Mont.- and her maternal grandmother, Eunice Dale of Bode, Iowa. She will be greatly missed by all her many loving family members and friends. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, at the Funeral Home, 5450 Highway 78West, Pueblo, Colo. Services will be on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at the New Heights Baptist Church, 3304 Baltimore Ave., Pueblo. Interment will follow the service at Memorial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo. Memorials may be sent in Lisa's name to: Fellowship of the Rockies, P.O. Box 555, Pueblo, Colo., 81002. Funds will be forwarded to Joni and Friends (JAF) Ministries --The Disability Outreach of Joni Eareckson Tada.

Eckhardt, Emma
Emma Eckhardt – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – January 11, 1915 – Death of Mrs. H. G. Eckhardt – Mrs. H. G. Eckhardt, a well known resident of Leadville, died during the previous night at the Clark Wells sanatorium, Pueblo. It was telephoned to the city yesterday by her husband, Henry G. Eckhardt, one of the leading grocers of the city at 432 – 434 East Seventh street. Death was caused by a sickness of dropsical nature from which Mrs. Eckhardt had suffered for many months. Recently she was accompanied to the Pueblo sanatorium by her husband in the hope that the change of climate and the mineral baths would work a benefit. Mr. Eckhardt telephoned that he would leave for Leadville at 12:30 this morning with his wife's remains, and would arrive here on D. and R. G. passenger No. 15 at 7:10. He had not yet arranged for funeral services, excepting that interment will be made here. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – January 11, 1915 – From Saturday's Daily – Last Tribute to Mrs. Emma Eckhardt – Attended by delegations from the P. O. of A. and the Eastern Star and friends so numerous that they packed the church, funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for the late Mrs. Emma Eckhardt, the wife of H. G. Eckhardt, a well known grocer at 434 East Seventh street. Brief services were held at the family home, 433 East Seventh street, at 1:30 o'clock, at which the Rev. W. M. Garner, pastor of the First M. E. church offered prayer, and the P. O. of A. observed their funeral rites. Mrs. Emma James and Miss Emily Jennings (were) officiating as the officers of the order. When the closing services were observed at the First M. E. church, the edifice was crowded by the scores of friends who gathered there, many additional seats being set at the rear of the auditorium. The casket on the platform was concealed from sight by the abundance of floral tributes, which also stretched across the rostrum and surrounded the funeral bier at the foot. The services there opened with a prayer and scriptural reading by the Rev. Garner, who was followed by the church choir, who sang “Beyond the Smiling and the Weeping.” Those composing the choir were Mrs. Frank James, Miss Aileen Lumsden, Miss Burks, accompanied by Miss Christina Johnson. In his funeral address, the minister paid high tribute to Mrs. Eckhardt, having known her during his incumbency here through her loyal and active church work. She was born in Marengo, Ill., in 1866, and had lived in Leadville twenty-five years, having married Mr. Eckhardt here in 1892. Her death following a long illness, at Pueblo last Monday night was untimely and a sad blow to her husband and two daughters, Olive and Luvia. Following the minister's address, the Order of the Eastern Star observed their funeral services, Mrs. William McCallum and a number of other officers officiating. Accompanying the order's ritual was a beautiful solo, “One Sweetly Solemn Thought,” sang by Mrs. Fred Johnston, accompanied by Mrs. David A. Cuthbert. The church services closed with “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” sung by the church choir, and a solo, “Face to Face,” sung beautifully by Mrs. Frank James accompanied by Miss Johnson. At the graveside in Evergreen cemetery, to which dozens of friends drove in carriages, the Rev. Garner conducted the committal service of the church. The procession to the cemetery was headed by the delegation of the Eastern Star in carriages. Acting as pall bearers were Messrs. Frank Lomeister, Court Parsons, Al. Polkinghorn, Frank Potis, G. P. Hale (?) and Andrew Meyer. Joining the family here in their sorrow were a number of relatives of the family, among them being Miss Cable of Pueblo, Mrs. F. F. Park and A. T. Shultz of Newcastle, Miss Tobine of Grand Junction, and Mrs. Sam Colman of Steamboat Springs.

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