The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Eddleman, Dick V.
Dick V. Eddleman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1999 - Dick V. Eddleman, 70, passed away July 26, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Friday at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10ap.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Eddleman, Edna M.
Edna M. Eddleman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2000 - Edna M. Eddleman, 81, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 17, 2000. Preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Charleen "Bootsie" (Earl) Hodges; and grandson, Lance Gist. She is survived by daughter, Shirley "Jeanne" (Avis "Pete") Gist of Pueblo; grandchildren, Roger (Twila) Gist, Steven Gist of Pueblo, Curtis Gist of Hobbs, N.M.; and great-granddaughters, Misti, Amanda and Sonja Gist of Pueblo; sisters, Lois (Dick) Cooper, Virginia Lee "B.G." (Tony) Schmitt of Pueblo, Marilyn (Jim) Chalaire, Venice, Fla., Carolyn (James) Rayome, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and special friend, Leona Balcerovich. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. At her request, graveside service Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, 3 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Eddy, Charles
Charles "Chuck" Eddy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2006 - Charles "Chuck" Eddy, 70, of Pueblo, passed away April 18, 2006. He was known for his bicycle route to recycle aluminum and his yearly trip to Thailand.

Eddy, Harold F.
Harold F. Eddy – Huerfano World – July 10, 2003 - Mr. Harold F. Eddy, 85, of Fowler, passed away on July 3, 2002 after a long illness. Mr. Eddy was born April 18, 1918 in Dodge City, KS, to George and Verna Eddy. A 52-year Master Plumber, he had been a plumbing and building contractor in Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero and Pueblo counties for many years. He was the original developer of Eddy Acres in Cuchara, as well as Eddy Acres II in Fowler. Mr. Eddy served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. As Staff Sergeant and tail gunner, he had received 24-hour deployment orders to Europe when victory was suddenly declared. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Grace Coltrin Eddy; his daughter, Janie (Max) Crist, of Mesa, AZ; his sons, Earl (Dawn) Eddy, of Chandler, AZ, and Sunny (Brenda) Eddy, of Flagstaff, AZ, his sister, Mary Jane Scott, of Denver; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Eddy had requested cremation and no funeral service. Memorial donations may be forwarded to the First Baptist Church of Fowler, 105 W. Eugene, Fowler, CO 81039, and the Fowler Ambulance Service, c/o Fowler Fire Department, P.O. Box 91, Fowler, CO 81039.

Eddy, Helen
Helen Eddy - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1999 - Helen Eddy, age 78, of Coolidge, Kan. Funeral services pending at Valley Memorial Chapel-Holly, Colo. Burial in Coolidge Cemetery.

Eddy, Lillian Catherine
Lillian Catherine Eddy - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 1986 - Lillian Catherine Eddy of 1431 Walnut, No. C-14, Canon City, died Thursday, May 22, 1986. Survived by husband, Lyle of Canon City; one son, Steve (Sharon) Eddy of La Junta; one daughter, Marilyn (Billy Ray) Bryant, Aurora; two brothers, Lee Sharp, Canon City; and Tom Sharp, Pueblo; one sister, Nellie Pearl Harvey, Canon City; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Griffy Funeral Home, Fowler. Burial, Fowler Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to St. Thomas More Hospice in Canon City or to the Methodist Church in Gardner.

Eddy, Margaret M.
Margaret M. Eddy - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1999 - Margaret M. Eddy, 85, passed away Nov. 7, 1999. Survived by her sons, Donald (Joann) Eddy, Colorado Springs, and Charles Eddy of Pueblo. Grandmother of Robert (Diane) Eddy, Tom (Glenda) Eddy and John Eddy. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmo W. Eddy, in 1975. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. No service will be held.

Eddy, Margery R.
Margery R. Eddy - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1986 - Mrs. Margery R. Eddy of 1111 Bonforte Blvd. passed away unexpectedly Oct. 4, 1986. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Imogene (George T.) Flott, Houston, Texas; and two grandnieces. Predeceased by her husband, Leon E. Eddy, Feb. 2, 1955. Member of First Presbyterian Church, La Junta Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 32, and Social Order of Beaucant No. 10, La Junta. She was born Dec. 30, 1897, in Emporia, Kan., and formerly owned and operated her own art shop in La Junta. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, with the Rev. August Schmitt officiating. Memorials are re-quested to be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, La Junta.

Edelen, Rose
Rose Steepleton Edelen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1999 Rose Steepleton Edelen died Feb. 9, 1999. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Edelstein, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Edelstein - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998- Margaret E. Edelstein, 80, passed away Sept. 26, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam Edelstein. Survived by her children, Ann (Chuck) Genova, Sue (Michael) Lynch, and Ray (Marlene) Edelstein, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Allison Lynch, Amy Edelstein, and Sara Edelstein, all of Pueblo- sisters, Mary Pagliacetti, Ruth Henderson, and Jessie Bennett- and by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Edelstein was a retired registered nurse and received the Impy Award from the Impossible Players. At her request, cremation, with no viewing. , 3:30 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Eden, Martha E.
Martha E. Eden – Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1997 - Martha E. Eden passed away Oct. 22, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born May 22, 1912, in Rocky Ford, Colo., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1977. Martha was an avid bridge player and golfer. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1984. Her survivors include her daughter, Martha Marti" Hill- grandson, Brent W. Brenham- and one niece, Janet Law. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, in the Imperial Cemetery.

Eden, Richard
Richard Eden - Walsenburg World - July 17, 1919 - Struck by Lightning - Richard Eden, one of La Veta's most respected citizens, who runs a small apiary and garden in that town, was struck by lightning Friday night. He had been plowing and was taking his team to the barn. He was struck on the top of the head, the shaft running down the body to the feet and tearing off his shoes. Both Mr. Eden and his horses were killed instantly. Mr. Eden had been a resident of this county for many years and leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss. Huerfano World - July 25, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1919: Richard Eden, 70, was killed by lightning, leaving a wife and small child.

Edens, Clayton Udall
Clayton Udall Edens - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Clayton Udall Edens, born July 26, 1934, died December 9, 2003. Preceded in death by father, mother and two brothers. Survived by children, Randy (Debbie) Edens, William ( Kathy Hart) Edens, Rella (Harry) Lanier, Lola (Chuck) Pewitt, Jim (Leslie) Edens; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. 2 sisters and 3 brothers, all of Missouri. Also survived by special friend, Marjorie Allen. Private services by request of family. Family receiving friends Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1170 Supple Circle. Please omit flower donations.

Edinger, Gail Lynn
Gail Lynn (nee Offdenkamp) Edinger – Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - Gail Lynn (nee Offdenkamp) Edinger, 38, passed away unexpectedly in Denver on Oct. 5, 1997. Survived by her husband, Jerry W. Edinger, of the family home in Kennan, Wis. - mother, Alma Offdenkamp of Colorado Springs- sister, Kay (Alan) Vancil of Colorado Springs- and niece, Heather Vancil of Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her father, Harry Offdenkamp, on April 6, 1993. Born March 26, 1959, in Pueblo, Colo. Gail graduated from Pueblo East High School in 1977 and from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She was a finance specialist and resident of Denver after graduating from CU and more recently resided in Kennan, Wis. Member, Bethel United Methodist Church. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. today, Oct. 7, 1997, at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Willis Goettel officiating. (Please use the west Acero gate) Those who desire may make memorials to the Heart Transplant Unit at University of Wisconsin in Madison through the funeral home.

Edminsten, Mattie
Mattie Edminsten - Huerfano World - September 28, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1894: Died, Mattie the wife of A.H. Edminsten and mother of nine. She was the daughter of Lewis J. and Caroline Estes and came to La Veta in 1879.

Edmiston, Sylvia
Sylvia Edmiston - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Sylvia Edmiston passed away at a local hospital, June 16, 1986. Mother of Mrs. Rowena Gallemore, Pueblo; Mrs. Roberta Reynolds, San Pedro, Calif.; and Eugene E. Edmiston, Canon City; grandmother of Mrs. Sylvia Stallings, Pueblo; Mrs. Kelli Czarnowski and Mrs. Kristi Peckham, California; and Robert Edmiston, Denver; great-grandmother of Jennifer Stallings, Lynn Stallings, Ami Czarnowski, Brittani Peckham, and Michael Edmiston; sister of Homer B. Crosby and Frank O. Crosby, Canon City. Predeceased by her husband, Roy E. Edmiston, Aug. 13, 1967. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Member of the First United Methodist Church and Pueblo Chapter No 7, Order of Eastern Star. She was born July 2, 1887, in Rich Hill, Mo.; and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hugh A. Critchett officiating, followed by Eastern Star Service. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City.

Edmond, Robert E.
Robert E. Edmond - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1987 - Robert E. Edmond passed away June 18, 1987, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Father of Carole (Rome) Palmore, Chicago; Robert A. (Debra) Edmond, Kaneohe, Hawaii; and David C. Edmond, Prescott, Ariz. Survived also by five grandchildren. Mr. Edmond was a veteran of the USAF during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He had been employed by the state highway department in Pueblo prior to moving to Denver approximately 20 years ago. Services and military committal were held in Salt Lake City.

Edmond, Susan Mae
Susan Mae Edmond - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2000 - Susan Mae Edmond, born Susan Mae Caponera on Aug. 15, 1922, died peacefully at her home in Pueblo on May 4, 2000. Susan was born at her parents' home on Elm Street in Pueblo. She attended public schools and graduated from Pueblo Central High School at the age of 16. She went on to get her bachelor of arts degree at Greeley (now University of Northern Colorado) at age 19 and immediately started her teaching career back at Central High School. Susan taught for several years before getting married and having three children. In 1954, she returned to teaching, and after one year of working with first graders she moved back to Central, where she taught until retiring in 1990. During her more than 35 years of teaching at Central, Susan touched the lives of thousands of students. Her specialties included English, accounting, business law, economics, shorthand, typing, business English and communications. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mrs. Edmond was affectionately known as "Auntie Sue" to many Central football players. Susan was an avid reader and enjoyed bowling. Mrs. Edmond has three children who all graduated from Central. Her daughter, Carole, is currently a principal at a Chicago Catholic school. Her oldest son, Robert, is a retired federal agent living in Hawaii, and her younger son, David, is a licensed psychotherapist in Pueblo. In addition to being survived by her children, Susan is also survived by her mother, Anna Caponera; her sister, Marie Novak; and her brother, John Caponera. Susan has five grandchildren, Suzanne Palmore, Rome Palmore IV, Deborah Palmore Gourdine, Julie Edmond and Matthew Edmond. Susan also has five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. at George McCarthy Funeral Home, with family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, Monday, May 8, 2000, 2 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Edmonds, Berta L.
Berta L. Edmonds - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2004 - Berta L. Edmonds, 91, passed away Jan. 28, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, York Edmonds. Survived by her brother-in-law, Rufus Edmonds; children, Eleanor (Ray) Koester, Pueblo, Donald (Yvonne) Edmonds, Pueblo West, JoAnn (Mark) White, Pueblo, and John (Carol) Edmonds, Downey, Calif.; grandchildren, Mark Koester, Beverly Morris, Brad Lee Edmonds, Karen Bruce, Stephanie and Michael Edmonds and Amanda, James and Jillian White; seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Berta was born Dec. 30, 1912, in Bloomfield, Mo., to Ersula and John Woods and married York in 1929. Berta owned and operated a store in Devine, Colo., and later worked at White & Davis in Pueblo. Member of First United Methodist Church. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. John Edmonds officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Special thanks from the family to Dr. Marlow Sloan and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care they gave Berta. Those who desire, may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Edmonds, Emmabelle
Emmabelle (Emmie) Edmonds - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2005 - Emmabelle (Emmie) Edmonds , 78, passed away June 7, 2005. She was a loving wife to Hurchel who preceded her in death and dear mother to Dennis (Barbara) Edmonds, Terry (Rudy) Niznik and Marilyn (Robert) House. She was a devoted grandmother to Garett (Jessica) Edmonds, Matthew and Elizabeth Niznik, Stephanie, Christina and Rachel House and great grandmother to Travis and Nicholas Edmonds. She will be missed by her sisters Florence Stanley and Lydia Gipson, her brothers Albert and Elton Dwire and her many nieces and nephews. She touched the hearts of many during her years as church secretary and member of Bethel United Methodist and her 41 years as a member of Alpha Delta, ESA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Emmabelle Edmonds to Porter Hospice, 5020 E., Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, Colo, 80122. A celebration of her life will be held Mon., June 13 at 11am at Bethel United Methodist Church. Please enter on the west side for assistance with the steps. A reception will be held at the church following the service.

Edmonds, Hurchel Eugene
Hurchel Eugene Edmonds - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2002 - Age 83, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 19, 2002. He was born July 29, 1918, in Stella, Mo., and retired from Pueblo Board of Water Works in 1986, where he worked in several departments during his 34 consecutive years of service. Hurchel devoted his life to his wife, Emmabelle "Emmie;" and children, Dennis (Barbara) Edmonds, Terry (Rudy) Niznik and Marilyn (Robert) House. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, Garett (Jessica) Edmonds, Jennifer (Cory) Garner, Matthew Niznik, Gregory Edmonds, Elizabeth Niznik, Stephanie House, Christina House, Rachel House; and a great-grandson, Travis Edmonds. He is also survived by one aunt, several nieces, nephews and cousins. His memory will live on in the hearts of his many friends and relatives. Visitation will be Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in his home church, Bethel United Methodist, 1201 E. Seventh St., with the Rev. Lola West officiating. The family will receive friends in the church hall following the service. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers; memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o the funeral home.

Edmonds, York
York Edmonds - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1987 - York Edmonds passed away May 3, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Berta Lee Edmonds, of the family home;: children, Mrs. Eleanor, (Raymond) Koester, Don (Yvonne) Edmonds, Mrs.^ JoAnn (Mark) White, all of Pueblo, and John (Carol) Edmonds of California; brother, Rufus Edmonds, and"' sister, Mrs. Ruth Van Natter, both of Michigan. Also survived by his grandchildren, Mark Koester, Beverly Morris,-Brad Edmonds, Karen Gardner, Stephanie Edmonds and Amanda White; and four great-grandchildren. Born July 15, 1910, in Grayling, Mich., and had been a longtime; Pueblo resident, retiring in 1975 as chief inspector for the' Colorado Interstate Gas Co. after 29 years of service. Member of Grayling Lodge 356, F&AM, and Southern Colorado Consistory. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Edward W. Paup officiating. Masonic service by South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM, in courtesy to his home lodge, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo County Heart Association through the funeral home office.

Edmunds, Art
Art Edmunds - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2000 - Art Edmunds, 74, went to be with the Lord he loved on July 9, 2000. He was devoted to God first; his wife Betty, whom he married 53 years ago; his four children; his six grandchildren; his five brothers and their families; his church; and his many friends. He was a first sergeant in the infantry, serving in Japan. He graduated with top honors from the University of Missouri-Rolla, where he was the first president of the Baptist Student Union. Art was elected to be a deacon in 1953 and served as a deacon and elder most of his adult life. He was a mechanical engineer with G.E., going into manufacturing in 1957. In Pueblo, Art worked as a commercial Realtor for 28 years. Member of Pueblo Rotary Club No. 43. He served on many committees at his church, Calvary. Survived by his wife, Betty Edmunds, of the family home; sons, Bill (Meg) Edmunds, Chicago, Ill., and Ed (Marsha) Edmunds, Greeley; daughters, Beth (Gary) Sparks, San Francisco, Calif., and Neva Edmunds, Denver; grandchildren, Katie and Julie, Chicago, Blake, Weston, Adam and Ryan, Greeley; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a great Christian gentleman, loving to laugh and joke. His family wishes to thank the people at Parkview Emergency Room, Dian and Gerry and staff at Montgomery & Steward, our pastors and friends at Calvary and our wonderful neighbors and other friends. Art will lie in state and the family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Calvary Church, 5 Tulane, with Pastor Scott Thomas officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Calvary Church through the funeral home.

Edmunds, Neva I.
Neva I. Edmunds - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2000 - Neva I. Edmunds, born June 1, 1905, went to be with her Lord May 8, 2000. She is preceded in death by her husband, Guy W. Edmunds; parents, Walter and Gertrude Martin; sons, Paul and David. Left to celebrate her life are her sons, Arthur (Betty) Edmunds, Pueblo, Robert (Sally) Edmunds, Corona Del Mar, Calif., Malcolm (Pervin) Edmunds, Valencia, Calif., Guy (Candi) Edmunds, Columbus, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Neva was an active Christian, serving in two Baptist churches as pianist and teaching Bible School. Member at Calvary Church for 20 years. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Calvary Church, Prairie and Tulane, with the Rev. Charles Edmunds officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at University Park Care Center for the great care they gave Neva and her family.

Edmundson, Lewis E.
Lewis E. Edmundson - Greenhorn Valley News - January 1997 - Lewis E. Edmundson was born May 24, 1912, on the Hill Ranch near Wetmore, Colorado and died January 17, 1997, at his ranch home near Lascar, Colorado. Lewis is survived by his wife Virginia; son Lewis A. "Beaver", and his wife Kathy; grandsons Ty and Chad Edmundson all of the family ranch; and granddaughter Kim, and her husband Daryl Leslie of Alamagordo, NM. He is also survived by sisters Louise Newton of Pueblo and Flora Johnson of Aurora, brothers-in-law Alan Withers of Pueblo and Clay Hughes and his wife Donna of Sugar City, and numerous nieces and nephews. Lewis was preceded in death by his father Lewis A. "Art" Edmundson, mother Nora Donley Edmundson, sisters Nellie Ruth Dempsey and Betty Jean Withers, brother Arthur Sinclair "Pink" Edmundson and an infant grandson, Lewis Jeffrey Edmundson. When Lewis was 3 years old his family moved to the Eagle Ranch on the Saint Charles River. While living there Lewis and his sisters rode horseback 4 miles to and from school at Burnt Mill. When he was 12 years old his dad leased the Minnequa Dairy and the surrounding CF&I grazing land where they ranched and furnished milk for Corwin Hospital. He attended Central High School in Pueblo and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell NM. In 1939 he bought the Clark Ranch and moved to Huerfano County. Lewis married Virginia Hughes on October 7, 1939 at the Methodist Church in Walsenburg and they have ranched north of Walsenburg since. Through the years Lewis served on the Apache School Board, Huerfano County School Board, and Huerfano County A.S.C. Committee. He served on the board of San Isabel Electric Company, Ute Electric Association, and Federal Land Bank. He also served 25 years on the Colorado State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners. He was a long time member of Colorado Cattleman's Association, Huerfano Basin Stockgrowers, and Pueblo County Stockgrowers. In 1983 he was named the CCA private range livestock man of the year. Services were held Tuesday, January 21, at the United Methodist Church, Walsenburg and inurement took place in Brookside Cemetery, Rye.

Edmundson, Margaret
Margaret Edmundson - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 16, 1879 - On the 11th instant, in this city, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Robert Corkish, Mrs. Margaret Edmundson, in the seventy-fourth year of her age.

Edmundson, Virginia H.
Virginia H. Edmundson - Huerfano Journal - November 30, 2008 - Virginia H. Edmundson was born April 28, 1920 in Pueblo, Colorado and departed this life on November 21, 2008 in Trinidad, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Lewis E. Edmundson; parents Irma (Witt) and Clay M. Hughes; stepmother, Zitta (Wolf) Hughes; brother, Clay J. Hughes; and infant grandson, Jeffrey Edmundson. Survived by son, Lewis A. (Katherine) Edmundson, Walsenburg; granddaughter, Kimberly (Darryl) Leslie, Alamogordo, NM; grandsons Tyler (Kassi) Edmundson, Walsenburg and Chad (Natalie) Edmundson, Sugar City; great grandchildren, Caysen, Mayci, Dara, Reid and Trey and sister-in-law, Louise Newton, Pueblo. Virginia graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo in 1937. She and Lewis were married October 7, 1939 in the Methodist Church in Walsenburg. They resided on their Huerfano County ranch until Lewis's death in 1997. Virginia was a life member of Huerfano County Cowbelles and Colorado CattleWomen, an Honorary Life Member of FCE and past president and Life Member of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders. She was an excellent seamstress and served many years as a 4-H leader and clothing judge. The United Church of Walsenburg was her church home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the United Church in Walsenburg, Friday, November 28, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the TG McCarthy Funeral Home.

Edson, Ida Margaret
Ida Margaret Edson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2004 - Ida Margaret Edson, 67, died March 31, 2004, in Pueblo. Ida was born in La Junta to Earl and Helen Felps. She graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1954. She was retired from the Pueblo City-County Health Department. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard Edson. Survived by daughters, Loretta Darchuk and Lorraine Edson; grandson, Charles Darchuk; sisters, Frances (Thomas) Lewis of Jonesborough, Tenn., Rosalind (Lester) Ward of Denver, Linda Heister of Aurora, Joyce (Robert) Spears of Pueblo, Lois Karbach of Castle Rock; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Robert Spears officiating. A reception and lunch will follow at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. The family may be contacted at 1 Sepulveda Drive.

Edson, Roberta M.
Roberta M. Edson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 1998 - Roberta M. Edson, 89, passed away Oct. 15, 1998. Survived by her daughter, Judy Eldredge- six grandchildren- 13 great-grandchildren- one great-great-grandchild- sisters, Blanche Owens and Ruth Frey, both of Wichita, Kan.- brother, Donald (Eleanor) Owens, Parachute, Colo.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Edson, two brothers and one sister. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Edwards, Alma Susan
Alma Susan Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2003 - Alma Susan Edwards, 95, went to be with God on Sept. 22, 2003. She was born to the union of Lydia and Alvin Boling on Aug. 13, 1908, in Paonia, Colo. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Murl of 51 years; daughter, Lois, son-in-law, George Arrowood, Richardson, Texas, son-in-law, John Burton, and granddaughter, Debbie Burton-Keen, Aztec, N.M. Also preceded by brothers, William and Alvin Boling; and sister, Gertrude St. John. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters; Geraldine (Joe) Centa, Avondale, Irene Burton, Aztec, N.M., Linda (Marvin) Cortner, Pueblo and Craig; brother; Millard (Helen) Boling, Englewood; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and special friends. Alma and Murl farmed in the Avondale area for many years. She worked in the Avondale Elementary School cafeteria and as a weigh master for American Crystal Sugar Beet campaigns. She also was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 22 years. She was a longtime member of the Avondale United Methodist Church and a volunteer Blue Lady at Parkview Hospital. Alma enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her church family. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. James Stjernholm for years of exceptional care and also caregivers, Bridget and Julie Smith and Vicky Medrano. The family will receive friends at the viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2003; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the Avondale United Methodist Church or Gideons International via the funeral home in Alma's memory.

Edwards, Clayton
Clayton Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Clayton Edwards, 84, passed away Jan. 21, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Corrine Edwards; children, Randy (Charlene) Edwards, Mary Edwards, Larry Edwards; grandchildren, Talon, Nevis; great-grandchild, Jenna Edwards; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by sisters, Mary Ann Strankman and Bernice Zayac. Clayton enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, and served as a radio operator during WWII. Clayton loved fishing, camping and being in the mountains. He retired from CF&I in 1982 after 47 years of service. Clayton also enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Park Hill Christian Church with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Preferred Hospice in his memory.

Edwards, Donald C.
Donald C. Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2006 - Donald C. Edwards, 86, passed away June 21, 2006. He is preceded in death by his wife, Una E. Edwards, 1999; his parents; and three sisters. He is survived by his children, Ronald (Carolyn) Edwards, Halsey, Neb., Daniel (Bonny) Edwards, Las Vegas, Nev., Susan Jacobs, Pueblo, Raymond (Sherry) Edwards, Hillsboro, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and by his good friend, Art Unwin. Don served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Grace Community Church and was a long-time custom farmer. Don also worked at the CF&I steel mill until he retired in the 1980s. At Don's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. There will be military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Edwards, Elbert
Elbert Edwards - Huerfano World - August 8, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1903: Elbert Edwards, 18, died of tuberculosis at the Staplin ranch up the Wahatoya where he came from the east to be cured of the disease.

Edwards, Floyd Albert
Floyd Albert Edwards - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 12, 2007 - Floyd Albert Edwards, 86 years old, passed away on June 9, 2007 at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado. Floyd was a Colorado Springs resident for over 60 years. He was a World War II Army artillery veteran who fought in the invasion of Normandy, the advance across France and the Battle of the Bulge in General Patton's Third Army. Floyd was born on May 10, 1921 in Carlinville, Illinois, where he grew up on a farm and was a blacksmith's son. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) prior to World War II. After the war he returned to Illinois and the moved to Colorado Springs and married Grace Warner. They were married for 54 years. She preceded him in death in 2002. Floyd worked for various local construction companies, including early projects at the Air Force Academy and NORAD during the development of those facilities. He also farmed for a few years near Security, Colorado. He ultimately worked for the City of Colorado Springs Street Department and medically retired in 1975. He enjoyed fishing, "wrestling with the one armed bandits" in Cripple Creek and Las Vegas, and in his later years, travels to California and Hawaii. Floyd is survived by three married children: Floyd Dale Edwards, (Colorado Springs - wife, Chong, and three grandsons, Travis, Preston, and Kevin), Randy Edwards (Hanford, CA - wife, Vickie and granddaughter, Marissa), and Lauri Mussey (Colorado Springs - husband, Art). He also has two living sisters, Nona Settles and Kate Bridges, both of Carlinville, Illinois and many nephews and nieces. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Edwards, James Bennett
James Bennett Edwards - Abilene Reporter-News - October 23, 2005 - Abilene, TX - James Bennett Edwards, a former longtime resident of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away October 21, 2005 in Highlands, Texas. He was 90 years of age, born February 24, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado to James E. Edwards and Virginia Miller Edwards. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Evelyn Sollis Edwards, one son, James David Edwards and wife Ann Edwards of Sugar Land, Texas, and one daughter, Virginia Woods and husband C.R. (Dickie) Woods of Highlands, Texas. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Angela Smittle and husband Carl Smittle of St. Louis, Missouri, Amy Foster of Nashville Tennessee, Andrea Edwards of Abilene, Texas, Jennifer McCann, Jessica Woods and husband Moises Lopez of Highlands, Texas, and Dickson Woods and wife Jo Ellen of Baytown, Texas. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, Emma Foster, Michael McCann, Emma Lee Lopez, and Logan Lopez. He was employed at United States Gypsum Company for 47 years before retiring. Jim was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and taught the Men's Bible Class. He was also a former member of First Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Honorary pallbearers include: Bobby Alderson, Barry Arthur, Bill Brock, Al Densmore, Frank Davis, Charles Diggs, Carrol Hodges, and Jerry Bob Smith. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, October 24 at Trinity Baptist Church with Reverend Malcolm Brown and Reverend Ward Hayes officiating. Interment following at Garden of Memories, Sweetwater, Texas. Visitation will be held at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home, Sweetwater, from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home, Sweetwater, Texas.

Edwards, Jessie Louise
Jessie Louise Edwards – Pueblo Chieftain – October 2, 1912 – The funeral of Jessie Louise Edwards will be held from the family residence, 1937 Lake Avenue, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be in Mountain View.

Edwards, John Jackson
John Jackson Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1999 - John Jackson Edwards, 91, passed away June 29, 1999. Survived by his wife, Winifred Edwards of the family home- daughters, Phyllis Kelly, Gwen Boyer and Joan Slapper- daughter-in-law, Lynda Edwards- grandchildren, Garrick Edwards of Littleton, Colo., Bryan (Tami) Boyer of Douglas, Wyo., Kevin (Mary Kay) Kelly of Austin, Texas, and Shannon (Ben) Kelly-Lung- 5 great-grandchildren and good friend, Hank Saldana. Born Jan. 21, 1908, in Indianapolis, Ind. John retired from Walter's Brewery as a salesman. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation Crematorium. will beheld 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Jean Schwien officiating. A private interment will be held at Colorado City Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Edwards, Josephine Novella
Josephine Novella Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2002 - Josephine Novella Edwards, 73, passed away July 31, 2002. Survived by her children. At her request, no formal service. Cremation has taken place.

Edwards, Pauline
Pauline Harrison Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1986 - Pauline Harrison Edwards, 79, passed away April 3, 1986, at Villa Pueblo Towers. Survived by daughter, Elizabeth A. (Herbert H. II) McGrail, Northport, Long Island, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Cheryl and Susan; and one grandson, Herbert H. McGrail III. Also survived by three brothers, Earl Harrison, Roswell, N.M., Glenn Harrison, Rainesville, Ala., Robert L. Harrison, Birmingham, Ala.; and two sisters, Ida Lee Harrison, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Mary Harrison, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo. Born March 23, 1907, in DaKalb County, Ala. Pueblo resident for 13 years. Retired RN, with her training at Henry Ford's Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Cremation. Service, 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 1986, Ascension Episcopal Church, with Father Robert Schilling officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church in her memory.

Edwards, Peter
Peter Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 1944 - Peter Edwards at hospital Wednesday, May 31. Husband of Julia Edwards of the family home, 2330 North Grand Ave.; father of Edwards, of Delta, Colo.; life member of Euclid Lodge No. 64, A. F. & A. M. of La Junta, Colo.. La Junta C.G. paper please copy.

Edwards, Richard E.
Richard E. (Dick) Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1987 - Richard E. (Dick) Edwards, 83, of Aztec, N.M., formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 26, 1987. Survived by son, Richard L. Edwards, of Aztec; three daughters, Elizabeth June Michael, Albuquerque; Vera Louise Newman, Aztec; and Marsha Kay Tysver, Minnesota; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He will lie in state from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Davis-Wallin. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo.

Edwards, Rufus
Rufus Edwards - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 10, 1878 - Trinidad Notes - Rufus Edwards, proprietor of the dance hall at El Moro, died this morning. Although proprietor of the above establishment, he was generous and strictly honorable in all business transactions.

Edwards, Thomas
Thomas Edwards - Huerfano World - January 23, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1908: Walter L. Edwards, son of the late Thomas Edwards of Walsenburg, married Jean Dick, daughter of Andrew Dick of Walsen. [Editor's Note: Thomas Edwards died November 5, 1907. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, November 7, 1907, Page 1.]

Edwards, Una E.
Una E. Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1999 - Una E. Edwards, 78, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away March 2, 1999.Survived by loving husband of 56 years, Donald C. Edwards- children, Ronald(Carolyn) Edwards, Halsey, Neb., Daniel (Bonny) Edwards, Pueblo, Susan Jacobs, Divide, Colo., Raymond (Sherry) Edwards, Hillsboro, Kan.- sisters, Geraldine(Vern) Whited, Pueblo, and Joanne Carey, Denver, Colo.- brother, Wilbur (Betty May) Hardin, San Diego, Calif.- 10 grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren- and nieces and nephews. Una was a lifetime member of Grace Community Bible Church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, March 8, 1999, Grace Community Bible Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to Grace Community Bible Church, 1405 25th Lane, Pueblo, Colo. 81006, in memory of Una E. Edwards.

Edwards, William
William Edwards - Akron Pioneer Press - December 5, 1919 - William Edwards of Trinidad, a brakeman on the Santa Fe coal run between Trinidad and Starkville, was jolted from the top of a car and was ground to death under the wheels of the next car.

Edwards, Winifred W.
Winifred W. Edwards - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2004 - Winifred W. Edwards, 95, passed away Feb. 23, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, John J. Edwards on June 29, 1999; and children, John Edwards and Eleanor Edwards. Survived by her children, Phyllis Kelly of Colorado City, Gwen Boyer of Pueblo and Joan Slapper of Greeley, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Lynda Edwards of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Garrick Edwards, Bryan (Tami) Edwards, Kevin (Mary Kay) Kelly and Shannon (Ben) Kelly-Lung; and five great-grandchildren. Winifred was born to Belle and Emerson Lee on June 14, 1908, in Shoals, Ind. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Reviewers Circle. A private interment at Colorado City Cemetery was held. The memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.

Eeles, John J.
John J. "Jack" Eeles - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Caρon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Riot - 1929 - October 3, 1929 - The deadly riot of October 3, 1929, at the Colorado State Penitentiary was preceded earlier that summer by a series of riots in two New York prisons and the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. These riots prompted rumors that an organized effort to disrupt the nation's prison system was underway. The riots left 8 staff dead. Details of the tragedy indicated that it was the "bloodiest chapter in the history of the Colorado State Prison." Not only were lives lost, but also large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire. It is estimated that over 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the melee. Perhaps these words written in the Warden's Report to the Colorado Board of Corrections in 1930 say it best: "I wish at this time to commend them for their bravery, loyalty and the supreme sacrifice they made. Their memories will always be held in the deepest reverence and respect by the officials and remaining co-workers." The following men lost their lives in the line of duty: John J. "Jack" Eeles - At 70, Eeles was one of the oldest officers at the penitentiary and had worked there for over 25 years, hired by Warden Cleghorn. He was a blacksmith in Alamosa, prior to moving to Canon City. Officer Eeles was the penitentiary's executioner. Eeles left behind a wife and three children.



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