The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Espander, Joseph D.
Joseph D. Espander - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 06, 1999 - Mr. Espander, 75, died Dec. 2, 1999, in Colorado Springs. He was a fire captain with the city of Colorado Springs for 29 years. He served in the Army Air Corps for 31/2 years. Mr. Espander was born Aug. 12, 1924, in Walsenburg. He was married April 10, 1965, to Patricia Sweet. He is survived by his wife; a son, John C.; a daughter, Connie L.; two stepsons, Michael J. Frederick and David R. Frederick; a stepdaughter, Jean Frederick; a brother, Robert L.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Private inurnment is planned. Services today.

Espanosa, Anasiacio
Anasiacio Espanosa - Brandon Bell - April 16, 1915 - Mexican Beaten to Death - Pueblo - Anasiacio Espanosa, twenty-five, a Mexican, was murdered at Salt Creek. He was found unconscious along the Santa Fe trail with his face and head beaten almost to a pulp with rocks. He was hurried to St. Mary's hospital, where he died on the operating table. Later Augustina Rodriquez and Alexander Garcia, with whom Espanosa engaged in a card game, were arrested. Not knowing that Espanosa was dead, they admitted having engaged in a fight and beaten him until unconscious.

Espanoza, Manuel
Manuel Espanoza - Bayfield Blade - January 16, 1914 - Mexican Killed by Brother-In-Law - Trinidad - During an altercation at their ranch in Madrid Canon, Manuel Espanoza was shot and mortally wounded by his brother-in-law, Quinto Fernandez. Esperanza died later. Fernandez escaped.

Esparza, Frank Jr.
Frank Esparza Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2001 - Of Pueblo died Feb. 3, 2001. Frank served in the U.S. Navy and was a machinist and supervisor for Douglas Aircraft in Torrance, Calif. Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Carmen Aguilar Esparza; and father, Frank Esparza Sr. He is survived by his son, Michael; his four brothers, Nick, Daniel, Richard and Kenneth, all of California; his sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Frank Marques of Lakewood, Colo.; his fiancée, Teresa Lucero of Pueblo. Rosary, 6 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church.

Esparza, Sarah
Sarah Esparza - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2003 - Sarah Esparza passed away Dec. 16, 2003. Beloved mother of Josephine (Richard) Regalado, Marcella (George) Smith, Jesse (Doris) Esparza, Victoria Aragon, Pueblo, Frances Griego, Richard Esparza, Colorado Springs, Sister of Carmen D. Perza, Calif., Liz Diaz, N.Y., 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 4 great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by husband Jose Maria Esparza, sons Nestor and Porfirio, daughter Mary Lou Schultz, 1 grandson, 1 granddaughter, 1 great grandson, brother Cosme Avalos, sisters Lupe Gallegos, Calif, Frances Rodriquez, Calif. Born March 29, 1920, Pueblo, Colo. Lived in San Jose, Calif. for 27 years. Memorial service Monday 22, 2 p.m. Roselawn Chapel, Minister Marcella Smith. Family will receive friends at Rec Center in Salt Creek after the service.

Esper, Rafael
Rafael Esper - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 23, 1911 - Mrs. Rafael Esper, a Mexican woman 108 years old, was burned to death recently in Florence.

Esperoza, Alberta
Alberta Esperoza - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 4, 1918 - Alberta Esperoza and Juan Padis, sheepherders on a large ranch near Pueblo, were found shot to death. It is believed that they surprised some sheep stealers at work and were killed in the consequent fight.

Espineza, E.
E. Espineza - Bayfield Blade - October 7, 1909 - The body of E. Espineza, a miner eighteen years of age, employed by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at Segundo, was found on the railroad tracks of the Colorado & Wyoming at that camp Monday. It is presumed that he was trying to beat his way to Trinidad on a freight when he fell under the wheels. He was unmarried and lived with his parents.

Espinosa, Abel
Abel Espinosa – Castle Rock Record Journal of Douglas County – March 24, 1916 – Held for Slaying Night Miners – Walsenburg – J. S. Curtiss and Frank Kroupa were bound over to the Huerfano County District Court by Magistrate Hunt to stand trial for the murder two weeks ago of Jose Ramoa and Abel Espinosa, night miners employed in the Jackson mine near here. The heads of both murdered miners were so shot to pieces that the coroner at first thought they were killed with a spade which was lying near the bodies. The autopsy brought forth a dozen .45-caliber bullets from the disfigured heads.

Espinosa, Abel Dean
Abel Dean "Deano" Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2004 - Abel Dean "Deano" Espinosa, 50, Center, passed away Jan. 11, 2004, at Parkview Medical Center, in Pueblo, Colo. Abel was born Feb. 3. 1953, in Center, Colo., the son of Abel C. Espinosa and Lucia Sofia Mascaranes Espinosa. Abel was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a Saint Francis Jerome Parish board member. His hobbies included fishing, crossword puzzles, playing Chess and working with electronics. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan, and he especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends. Survivors include one brother, Christopher (Loki) Espinosa of Pueblo, Colo.; six sisters, Maxine (Andrew) Aldaz of Pueblo, Colo., Inez Aragon, Louise (Clarence) Espinosa-Luna, all of Pueblo West, Colo., Esther Espinosa (Michael Pena) of Monte Vista, Colo., Bertha Espinosa (Michael Benson) of Waldorf, Md., Maria Montoya (Will Medina) of Pueblo, Colo.; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Abel was preceded in death by his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Saint Francis Jerome Church, in Center. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at the Saint Francis Jerome Church, in Center. Interment will follow at the La Garita Cemetery, in La Garita. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.

Espinosa, Donaciano Heracio
Donaciano "Don" Heracio Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2006 - Donaciano "Don" Heracio Espinosa, 81 departed this life on July 14, 2006, at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. He was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Cerro, N.M., to Jose Repito and Maria Esquipula (Mascarenas) Espinosa, who preceded him in death along with his brother, Eliseo Espinosa; and sister, Maria Espinosa Torres. Don served in the U.S. Navy; he received the Victory Medal, World War II, seven Bronze Stars, American Theatre Asiatic-Pacific, two Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation. Mr. Espinosa retired in 1968 from the Pueblo Army Depot as heavy equipment operator and in 1985 from School District 70 as an automotive mechanic. He married Anita Isabel Solano on July 11, 1953, in Pueblo. Don enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling. Mr. Espinosa is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Anita Isabel Espinosa; his children, Donald A. (Carol) Espinosa, Alvin D. (Bertha) Espinosa; sisters, Jessie Salazar and Flora Sanchez; special niece, Elva (Patricio) Sanchez; former daughter-in-law, Kathy Espinosa; five grandchildren, John B. (Jennifer) Espinosa, Christopher (Amanda) Espinosa, Angelina Espinosa, Michael Espinosa, Brian Espinosa; great-grandchildren, Hunter Palacio-Espinosa, Keghan Espinosa, Taylor Espinosa, Kirstin Espinosa. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the burial rites.

Espinosa, Donald Joe
Donald Joe Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2000 - Donald Joe Espinosa, 73, of Pueblo, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 28, 2000. He was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa and he will be missed bunches. He loved the outdoors, fishing, football and was a big Broncos fan. Preceded in death by his father, Henry J. Espinosa, and brothers, Tommy and Art Espinosa. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Connie Mae Espinosa; children, Diana Jane (Tony) Medina of Utah, Connie L. (Brian) Culig, Linda S. Archuletta (Daniel Doran), Elbert L. Espinosa, Donald J. Espinosa Jr. (Valerie Marchiani) and Henrietta E. Espinosa-Malone (Edward E. Harvey), all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Troy and Todd Medina, Michael (Katrina) Rocha, Brigette (Ralph) Archuletta-Power, Shana (Todd) Albo, Mike, Sara, Logan and Donavan Espinosa, Johnathon and Lynzi Malone; great-grandchildren, Sean Michael Rocha and Keeley Layne Albo; mother, Emma E. Espinosa; brother, Leo D. Espinosa of Colorado Springs; sisters, Julia Anderson and Helen Montano of California; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Espinosa worked for the city for 28 years, strongly serving the Lord in youth and adult ministries in the Southern Baptist Church. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Espinosa, E.
E. Espinosa – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: E. Espinosa is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. E. Espinosa: Mexican, age 40, married with six surviving children. 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 http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Espinosa, Elbert L.
Elbert L. Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2001 - Elbert L. Espinosa, 46, of Pueblo, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 28, 2001. He worked for CF&I for 20 years. He enjoyed watching sports, cooking, family gatherings and especially making you laugh. He will be missed bunches. Survived by his mother, Connie M. Espinosa; father, the late Donald J. Espinosa; siblings, Diana (Tony) Medina of Utah, Connie (Brian) Culig, Linda (Dan) Archuletta, Donald (Valerie) Espinosa Jr., Henrietta (Ed) Espinosa, all of Pueblo; children, Mike, Logan and Sara; grandson, Dylan; many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and special friend, Peggy. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today, May 31, Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Elbert Espinosa Fund at Minnequa Works Credit Union.

Espinosa, Jimmy Gene
Jimmy Gene Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1986 - Jimmy Gene Espinosa, 2204 E. 10th St., departed this life May 15, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born Nov. 15, 1938. Preceded in death by father, Jose Espinosa, in 1962, and son, Jimmy Mark Espinosa, in 1965. Survivors include his wife, Bertha Espinosa, Pueblo; one son, Jimmy Joe Espinosa, Pueblo; five daughters, Valrie Ann (Victor) Montez, Pueblo, Lori Ann Espinosa, Pueblo, Gail Ann (Matthew) Church, Denver, Naydine Espinosa, Frances Espinosa, both of Pueblo; one brother, John A. (Elizabeth) Espinosa, Denver; mother, Connie Espinosa, Pueblo; two grandchildren, Derik Espinosa, Pueblo, Maranda Church, Denver; other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Monday, both services, St. Leander Church. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the home.

Espinosa, Judith Lynn
Judith Lynn Espinosa - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – October 14, 2003 - Judith Lynn Espinosa, age 61, passed away on October 11. She was born on February 19, 1942 to Curtis and Gevenie Frush on February 19, 1942 in Gary, Indiana. She was a graduate of Stevens College in Missouri and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Adams State College majoring in Special Education. She moved to Trinidad in 1949 from Gary, Indiana. Judi was a school teacher at many local schools. She was an involved community volunteer and an active member of P.E.O. Chapter J and Pierian Club. Judi volunteered at the Baca/Bloom Museum and the Mitchell Museum. She was a giving, kind person and a caring friend. Preceded in death by her parents and son, Lonnie. Surviving are brothers, Jay Frush of Warsaw, Virginia, Jim Frush of Bainbridge Island, Washington, sister-in-law Jane Frush of Warsaw, Virginia, nephew Jonathan Grace of Portland, Oregon and her many friends. There will be no public visitation. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Gary Gardner will be officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Special Olympics of Colorado, 410 17th Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202. The family may be contacted at 709 South Walnut Street, Trinidad, CO. The family of Judith Lynn Espinosa has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Espinosa, Leo John
Leo John Espinosa - Rocky Mountain News - September 21, 2001 - Leo John Espinosa, 74, of Denver died Sept. 6. Services were Sept. 12, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Espinosa was born in Trinidad on March 30, 1927. He served in the Army. He was a pipe layer. Survivors include his wife; son Edward of Denver; daughters Helen Alvillar, Yvonne Martinez, Vivian Vigil, all of Denver, Gloria Austin of New Mexico; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.

Espinosa, Lloyd
Lloyd Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1998 - Fitzgerald & Son, Albuquerque, N.M. - Lloyd Espinosa, 73, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., passed away July 9, 1998. He is survived by his two daughters, Addie Haberkorn, and husband, Vincent of Leadville, Colo., and Francene Winterboer and husband, Randy of Lakewood, Colo.; son, Glenn Espinosa and wife, Pauline of Albuquerque; sisters, Marie Nelson of Walsenburg, Colo., Adelene DeFoe of Pueblo and Stella Valdez of Oviedo, Fla.; brothers, Mike Martinez of Pueblo and Ted Espinoza of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren- and former spouse, Dianne Leal and daughters. He is preceded in death by a son, L. Michael Espinosa, and brother, Eugene Espinoza. A will be held on Friday, July 17, 1998, at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1100 Indian School Road, with Father John Plans officiating. Mr. Espinosa will be interred Thursday, July 16, 1998, in St. Mary's Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. Donations may be made to the New Mexico AIDS Society, 4200 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements. Albuquerque Journal - July 13, 1998 - Lloyd Espinosa, 73, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away July 9, 1998. He is survived by his two daughters, Addie Haberkorn and husband, Vincent of Leadville, CO, Francene Winterboer and husband, Randy of Lakewood, CO; son, Glenn Espinosa and wife, Pauline of Albuquerque; sisters, Marie Nelson of Walsenburg, CO, Adelene DeFoe of Pueblo, CO, Stella Valdez of Oviedo, FL; brothers, Mike Martinez of Pueblo, CO, Ted Espinosa of Denver, CO; five grandchildren; former spouse, Dianne Leal and daughters. He was preceded in death by a son, L. Michael Espinosa; and brother, Eugene Espinosa. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 17, 1998, 9:30 a.m., at Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1100 Indian School Rd., with Father John Plans officiating. Mr. Espinosa will be interred Thursday, July 16, 1998 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Walsenburg, CO. Donations may be made to the New Mexico AIDS Society, 4200 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements. Huerfano World - July 16, 1998 - Lloyd Espinosa, 73, a resident of Albuquerque, formerly a Huerfano, died July 9, 1998. He was a regular for many years in the invitational golf tournament in Walsenburg. Survivors include his son, Glenn, Albuquerque, NM; two daughters, Addie Haberkorn, Leadville and Francene Winterboer, Lakewood; three sisters, Marie Nelson, Walsenburg, Adelene DeFoe, Pueblo and Stella Valdez, Oviedo, FL; two brothers, Mike Martinez, Pueblo and Ted Espinoza, Denver; five grandchildren; former spouse, Dianne Leal and daughters. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Burial will be July 16 (today) at North St. Mary Cemetery in Walsenburg. Mr. Espinosa was cremated.

Espinosa, Pete Jr.
Pete Espinosa Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2004 - Pete Espinosa Jr., 66, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 10, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Pete and Connie Espinosa. Beloved husband of Catherine Espinosa; loving father of Yvonne, Connie and Jim (Lorraine) Espinosa; grandfather of Mario, Monique, Lea, Steven and Millie. Also survived by sister, Betty Naranjo; and stepsisters, Frances Lucero, Dolores Bierhaus and Cindy Peralta; stepmother, Lucy Espinosa; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at Mount Carmel Church. Contributions may be made in memory of Pete Espinosa Jr. to the Diabetes Association of Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Espinosa, S.
S. Espinosa – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: S. Espinosa is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. S. Espinosa: Mexican, age 30, married with no surviving children. 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 http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Espinosa, Santaigo Isaias
Santiago Isaias "Jim" Espinosa - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1997- Santiago Isaias "Jim" Espinosa, 62, of Denver, passed away Dec. 15, 1997, at the V.A. Hospital in Denver. Santiago was born on Sept. 6, 1935, in Rouse, Colo. He is survived by his wife, Maria Dolores Phillips of Denver- son, Santiago I. Jim" (Kathy) Espinosa Jr. of Denver, daughters, Diana (Eloy) Lucero, Cindy (Nieves) Romero of Colorado Springs, Amanda (Jorge) Yniguez of Tracy, Calif., and Charlotte (Manuel) Tovar, Colorado Springs- stepson, Randy (Melissa) Phillips, Denver- brother, John J. (Phyllis) Espinosa, Colorado Springs- and 15 grandchildren. He is remembered by his brother-in-law, Louie Rodriguez, and numerous family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Thomasita Espinosa- two sisters, Carmen Cepeda and Caroline Rodriguez- and also by his son, Patrick Michael Espinosa. Mr. Espinosa served 19 years in the United States Air Force at S.A.F. in upper Heyford, England- Ent A.F.B. Colorado and also in Vietnam. Jim loved the outdoors, nature, fishing, hunting and he loved his Broncos. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Eloy Lucero officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1914 E. 16th Street, the home of Louie Rodriguez. Viewing, noon until 8 p.m. today.

Espinosa, Ysa
Ysa Espinosa – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Ysa Espinosa is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Ysa Espinosa: Mexican, age 31, 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 http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Espinoza, Abel C.
Abel C. Espinoza - Huerfano World - July 7, 1994 - Abel C. Espinoza, 77, of Walsenburg, died June 23, 1994 at his home. Born Apr. 25, 1917, in Cucharas to James and Alcaria Roybal Espinoza, he attended local schools then entered the Army in 1942 at Fort Bliss, TX. He was discharged in 1945 and came to Walsenburg and worked as a carpenter. He was a member of St. Mary Church. During his later years, Mr. Espinoza was cared for by his sister, Mattie Ann Valdez. Survivors include his sister, Mattie, Walsenburg, nephews and nieces. Graveside service was June 27 in Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Espinoza, Adelmo
Adelmo Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2004 - Adelmo Espinoza, 71, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away, Tuesday, June 29, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Emilio and Sencionita Espinoza. Survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Violet Garcia; sisters, Theresa "Terri" Casados, Lucy Medina and Viola Mascarenas; and brother, Joe Espinoza. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, July 2, 2004, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2004; both services at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Espinoza, Alberto Fredolin
Alberto Fredolin Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2001 - Alberto Fredolin Espinoza, 77, San Antonio, Colo. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday Nov. 11, 2001, St. Augustine Church, San Antonito, Colo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday Nov. 12, 2001, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Conejos, Colo.

Espinoza, Alfred
Alfred Espinoza - Huerfano World - November 20, 2006 - Alfred Espinoza died October 31, 2006. Cremation. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Grace Espinoza. Survived by daughter, Alisha of Oregon and the Archuletas here. He left here about 40 years ago. May he rest in peace. I will miss my friend. Jesus R. Ramos.

Espinoza, Alfredo M.
Alfredo M. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain July 05, 1998 Alfredo M. Espinoza, 73, passed away July 2, 1998, at Parkview Hospital following a brief illness. Sleepy," as he was known to friends and co-workers, retired from CF&I rail mill in 1982 with 31 years' service. He was born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Espinoza, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Fortunata Espinoza- siblings, Ernestro Espinoza, Alfonso Espinoza, Albino Trujillo, Isabel Romero, Damatila Casias, and Mela Casias. Survived by his wife, Ernestine Tina" Espinoza- son, Manuel (Dolores) Espinoza- grandchildren, Lisa, Manuel (Lupe), Adrian, and Alan- three sisters, Sophie (Lee) Gallegos, Alamosa, Cleotilde (Jose) Pacheco, Romeo, Colo., Gloria (Paul) Rivera, Pueblo- brother-in-law, Mike Casias, Pueblo- other relatives and friends. At Mr. Espinoza's request, cremation, no services.

Espinoza, Alvin Christopher
Alvin Christopher "Chris" Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1987 - Alvin Christopher "Chris” Espinoza, 21, passed away Nov. 12, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Chris is survived by his parents, Alvin "Chum" and Joan Espinoza; two sisters, Denise and Tamika Espinoza; and one brother, Timothy Espinoza, all of the family home. He also is survived by grandmothers, Rose Matamoros, Agustine Guerra; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Chris was born on Nov. 4, 1966, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He attended East High School and recently completed Job Corp training. Chris enjoyed weight lifting and jogging. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 1987, at St. Leander Church, with Father Jim Koenigsfeld officiating. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Faith, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1213 Ruppel. Family will receive friends at St. Leander Hall following interment. Contributions for the family may be made at the funeral home office.

Espinoza, Ann E.
Ann E. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2001 - Age 48, went to be with the Lord March 26, 2001. She is survived by son, Gilbert A. Espinoza II; mother, Emma Romero; brother, Augustine (Nancy) Romero; sister-in-law, Elaine Romero; nephew, Justin Romero; niece, Talisha Romero; grandfather, Eusebio Quintana; two uncles, Nemecio and Jose Quintana; and many friends and close neighbors. Preceded in death by father, Gustiano Romero; brother, Gabriel H. Romero; maternal grandmother, Isabel Quintana; and paternal grandfather and grandmother, Alfredo and Eloisa Romero. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Espinoza, Annie M.
Annie M. Espinoza - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 13, 1997 - Annie M. Espinoza, 89, died July 11, 1997, at a local care center. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave., with the Rev. James Bracke officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Mrs. Espinoza was born Jan. 22, 1908, in Walsenburg to Eusebio and Mary C. (Sisneros) Marquez. She was married Jan. 23, 1926, in Walsenburg to Joe T. "Toby" Espinoza, who lives in Colorado Springs. Mrs. Espinoza is also survived by a son, Robert of Colorado Springs; three brothers, Ben Marquez, Freddy Marquez, and Gilbert Marquez, all of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Magdalena of Thornton, Carolina Perea of Colorado Springs and Mary Martinez of Pueblo; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Vasquez. Mrs. Espinoza lived in Colorado for more than 50 years. She enjoyed cooking and looking after family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 202, Colorado Springs 80907.

Espinoza, Asie
Asie Espinoza - World Independent – July 16, 1947 – Rosary services will be held for Asie Espinoza Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock at the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Private funeral services will be held Friday morning at 8:30 at the mortuary and at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary church. Interment will be at the Laguna cemetery under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Espinoza, Ben E.
Ben E. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Age 81, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 19, 2002. born May 30, 1920, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Delphinia Espinoza; his son, Jesse Espinoza; all brothers and sisters; brothers, Gilbert, Espinoza and Adolph Espinoza; sisters, Freida, Juanita, Ida and Cidellia. Survived by his loving spouse, Antonia Espinoza of the family home; son, Isac Arellano, Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Virginia (Fidel) Infante, Joann (Roger) Valdez and Wilma (Billy) Vigil, all of Pueblo ; grandchildren, Marlene Gallegos, Fidel Jr., Carlos, Vanessa Infante, Roger and Adrain Valdez, Vickie Apodaca and Julie Longoria, Jesse Jr., Lawrence and Victor Espinoza; nine great-grandchildren. Ben loved fishing, going to Cripple Creek and spending time with his family. He also loved playing his guitar. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, both at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, the Rev. Ben Bacino. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Espinoza, Berlina E.
Berlina E. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2000 - Berlina E. Espinoza, 71, departed this life Nov. 15, 2000, peacefully at her home with husband, children, and grandchildren at her bedside. A Pueblo resident for the past 52 years, "Ber," as she was affectionately know to family, was born March 25, 1929, in Walsenburg. She married Jose M. Martinez Sept. 13, 1947, in Walsenburg. She was a retired LPN, and a psy tech from the Colorado State Hospital for more than 20 years. She received many awards and certificates in conjunction with her work. Her pastime was spent going to the flea market, all garage sales. She loved to can vegetables and chilies, and gave it away to family and friends over the season. Ber would tell everyone she was not a sports fan, but she loved to watch Oscar De La Hoya and never missed one of his fights. She also loved the Broncos, win, lose, or draw. She graduated from Walsenburg High School and Trinidad State Junior College. Preceded in death by parents, George and Emma (Archuleta) Sandoval; brothers, Edward and Fidel Sandoval; son, Kenneth Espinoza. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Jose M. Espinoza; children, Eugene (Marie) Espinoza, Marcelline (Zeke) Nava, Laurine Jordan (Louie Lave), all of Pueblo; siblings, Mary (Tommie) Vasquez, Simon (Katherine) Sandoval; sister-in-law, Sally Sandoval; grandchildren, Michael J. Jordan, Clint Jordan, Natalia Sandoval, Tyler Nava, Jason Nava, Kenneth Espinoza, Sean Espinoza, Carlos Lave and Daniel Leyba; two great-grandchildren, Clint J. Jordan, Kaylee Berlina Jordan; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation today, Angelus Chapel, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the family home and St. Joseph's Hall following the services.

Espinoza, Bernard M.
Bernard M. Espinoza - Huerfano World - July 3, 2003 - Bernard M. Espinoza, 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Thursday, June 26, 2003. Mr. Espinoza was born on May 20, 1943 in Gardner to Antonio and Tomasita Quintana Espinoza. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of St. Mary Church, loved playing the guitar, trips to Cripple Creek and spending time with his family. Mr. Espinoza is survived by his wife, Vera; children, Connie (Darrell) Childers, Las Animas, Gina (Dennis) Aragon, Walsenburg, Wayne (Angelique) Espinoza, Colorado City, Tony (Robin) Espinoza, Patrick (Faith) Espinoza and Jerod Espinoza; sisters, Vangie (Roger) Santistevan, Walsenburg, and Lydia DeVan, New Mexico; brother, Tony (Barbara) Espinoza, California; and grandchildren, Jovi, Desi, Corrina, Aaron, Stevannah, Felicia, Alyxandria, Fabian, Mariana and Domonique. Preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Connie Aguirre and Clorinda DeVan. Services were Monday, June 30, at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner.

Espinoza, Bertha S.
Bertha S. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1999 - Bertha S. Espinoza, 90, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 21, 1999. Born on Nov. 22,1908, in Walsenburg. Preceded in death by her husband, Rosendo Espinoza- three sons, Patrick Espinoza, Joaquin Espinoza and Rosendo Espinoza Jr.- two daughters, Juanita and Emilia Espinoza- parents, Espiririon and Victoria Samora- two brothers and seven sisters. Survived by sons, Joe Espinoza, Woodward, Okla., Toby Espinoza, Trinidad, and Sam (Diane) Espinoza, Colorado Springs- daughters, Rose (Bob) DeHerrera, Denver, and Mary (Jake) Martinez, Pueblo- daughter-in-law, Elsie Espinoza, Pueblo- 34 grandchildren- 61great-grandchildren- 9 great-great-grandchildren. Viewing today and Tuesday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Espinoza, Blade Jermaine
Blade Jermaine Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2006 - Blade Jermaine Espinoza, 22, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2006. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. today, St. Anne Church, Pueblo. Funeral service, Saturday in Sanford, Colo.

Espinoza, Constancia Mercedes
Constancia Mercedes Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1986 - Constancia Mercedes Espinoza, 1402 E. Routt, departed this life Aug. 5, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for many years, she was born Dec. 27, 1901, in Pinauetes, N.M. A retired cook, she had worked at the former El Salvador's and El Sombero restaurants. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Espinoza, in 1962; son, Jimmy Gene Espinoza, in 1986, and grandson, Jimmy Mark Espinoza in 1985. Survivors include one son, John Anthony "Tony" (Elizabeth) Espinoza, Pueblo; two sisters, Purdy (Seferino) Hernandez, Ramona (Ben) Jaramillo, both of Pueblo; one brother, Marcelino (Lina) Cruz, Bakersfield, Calif.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary Recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Edward Pettit, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 1402 E. Routt.

Espinoza, Diamond Dont'e
Diamond Dont'e Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Diamond Dont'e Espinoza, infant son of Samuel Edward and Judy Lynn Espinoza of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. No services.

Espinoza, Donald C.
Donald C. Espinoza - Huerfano World - May 13, 1993 - Donald C. Espinoza, 53, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died at his home Apr. 22, 1993. Born in Walsenburg May 1939, he is survived by his mother, Julia A. Perez, San Lorenzo, CA; his father, Ed Suazo, Antonito; three sisters, Virginia Vargas, Redwood Valley, CA, Marlene Cummings, Fremont, CA, and Nancy Golz, Valley Springs, CA; six children, Tony, Bill, and Stan Espinoza, Hayward, CA, Michelle, Heidi and Teddy Espinoza, Salt Lake City, UT, and several grandchildren. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15 in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Espinoza, Ernestine Rosella
Ernestine Rosella Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2004 - Ernestine Rosella Espinoza, 76, passed away July 3, 2004. Cremation.

Espinoza, Eugene
Eugene Espinoza - Huerfano World - September 19, 1991 - Funeral service for Eugene Espinoza, a former Huerfano County resident who died Sept. 9, 1991, in Denver was Friday in that city. Mr. Espinoza was born in Walsenburg May 18, 1911 and was raised and attended schools here. He worked some years as a farmer and rancher before moving to Denver some 30 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Sarah, Denver; a daughter, Charlene Sandoval, Denver; a brother, Tioflio Espinoza, Lompoc, CA; two sisters, Frances Upson, Denver and Cora Balturras, Lafayette; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Denver.

Espinoza, Frances A.
Frances A. Espinoza – Pueblo Chieftain – October 11, 2006 - Frances A. "Mickey" Espinoza, 68, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 8, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florentino and Evelyn Espinoza; and twin sister, Helen Espinoza. Survived by her siblings, Martha (Ralph) Lujan, Rosanna (Gene) Trujillo, Teresa (Gerald) Perez, Fred (Laura) Espinoza and Betty (Ronald) Roybal; special friend, Alice Vigil; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was a very caring and compassionate person, always putting others before herself. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after burial and at 11 Stanford Ave. prior to services.

Espinoza, Fred D.
Fred D. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1999 - Fred D. Espinoza, 77, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, May 15, 1999.Born Aug. 30, 1921, in La Garita, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Antonio Espinoza, and mother Matilda Valdez, one sister, Clara Baca, and a grandson, Mario Vigil. Survived by his loving and devoted wife Hazel Espinoza of the family home- sons, Danny (Sylvia) Espinoza, and Joe (Hilja) Espinoza both of Pueblo- daughter Rose (Nash III) Lucero, Pueblo West- sisters, Margie Casados, Pueblo, who was left out in the first print, Jennie Garcia, Pueblo, Lupe (Eppie) Griego, Pueblo and Viola Ramirez, Denver- grandchildren- Daniel and Candace Espinoza, Joseph and Randy Espinoza, Angela Vigil and J.D. and Lauren Lucero. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Fred enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and playing cards. He retired from the P.A.D. with30 years of service, and he was a World War II veteran. Viewing, Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-6 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Memorial Prayer Service, Wednesday, 7p.m. and Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., both services at Romero Chapel, officiant, Rev. Pedro Ramos. Interment Imperial Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Relatives and friends will be received at 12Tamar.

Espinoza, Gila Marie
Gila Marie (Lujan) Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2002 - Gila Marie (Lujan) Espinoza, 96, departed this life, June 25, 2002. She was born on Sept. 1, 1905, in Santa Rita, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Pedro and Felipa (Sepulveda) Lujan; brothers, Rafael Lujan and Alfredo (Marie) Lujan; sisters, Lucia Lujan, Julianna (Belisario) Bustillos, Leonor (Pedro) Castillo, Paz (Manuel) Jimenez, Josephina (Frank) Doggett and Cruz (Chester) Pettite; and four siblings at childbirth. Aunt Gila was employed by the Hoag family for many years until she met and married John Espinoza, who precedes her in death along with her stepchildren, Tomas Alfonso Espinoza, Richard Espinoza and Ted (Susie) Espinoza. She is survived by her stepchildren, John Andrew (Anna) Espinoza of Henderson, Nev.; Hope (Manuel) Urioste of Pueblo; Robert (Helen) Espinoza of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Sophia (Babes) Lira/Belarde of Pueblo; and many nephews, nieces and godchildren. Aunt Gila was a member of St. Francis Parish, enjoyed cooking, sewing, working in her garden, completing crossword puzzles, making contributions to many charitable and religious organizations, and maintaining communication with all of her friends and relatives throughout the country. In her last years, she was cared for by members of her family, especially her nieces, Gloria Lujan-Garcia and Linda and Marie Suzuki. The family expresses deep appreciation to the staff at the Life Care Center and Sharmar Village Care Center, for all of their assistance in caring for Aunt Gila, off and on the past two years. Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2002, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow the interment at St. Francis Xavier's Mediterranean Room.

Espinoza, Henry
Henry "Ted" Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1999 - Henry "Ted" Espinoza, was born Feb. 25, 1926, and passed away June 21, 1999 .Preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Sophia Valdez Espinoza- his brothers, Tom and Dick Espinoza. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Susie Espinoza- sons, Ted (Gloria) Espinoza, Jim Espinoza, Rick Espinoza- and daughter, Kathy (Andres) Tafoya, all of Pueblo- brothers, Andy(Nita) Espinoza, Seattle, Wash., and Bob (Helen) Espinoza of Las Vegas, Nev.-sisters, Hope (Manuel) Urioste, and Sophia Belarde. Also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Espinoza was a combat veteran of World War II, serving as a paratrooper in the European Theater of operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Gallantry and participated in amateur boxing while on active duty. He loved to fish at San Isabel and to watch his grandchildren engage in sports. Member of St. Patrick Church, lifetime member of DAV and VFW Post No. 3641, Fraternal Order of Eagles, AerieNo. 145. At St. Patrick Church he was also a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, was a Eucharistic minister and was a member of the Cursillo and the Montoya Club. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Services, St. Patrick Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at 1425 Carteret.(THE FOLLOWING RAN JUNE 24, 1999 IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE OBITUARY)In addition to the survivors previously listed, Mr. Espinoza is also survived by his stepmother, Gila Espinoza of Pueblo. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1983, where he was the assistant fire chief, after 33 years of service. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Services, St. Patrick Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at1425 Carteret.

Espinoza, James E.
James E. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2002 - James E. Espinoza went to our Lord, departing this life April 14, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. He was born March 22, 1938. He is preceded in death by his parents, Solomon and Euphrsine Espinoza; one brother and two sisters. Survived by sisters, Laura (Joe) Duran, Alicia C. (Benjamin) Martinez Sr. and Marie Grimes; and brother, John (Mary) Espinoza. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. James was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Served at Fort Wood, Mo. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Interment to follow at 2:30 p.m., pikes Peak Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Espinoza, Joan D.
Joan D. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2001 - Joan D. Espinoza,52, departed this life Sept. 12, 2001, at Parkview Medical Center. Born April 6, 1949, in Gardner, Colo. Survived by children, Timothy and Tamilea Espinoza; granddaughter, Shantele Espinoza; mother, Rose Matamoros; siblings, Robert (Mary) Matamoros, Richard Matamoros, Lillian Perez, Georgia Guerra, Theresa (Rany) Albo, Nadine (David) Trujillo; former husband, Alvin "Chum" Espinoza. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted through the funeral home office. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Anne Catholic Church. Rev. James Friel, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 1439 E. 18th St.

Espinoza, Joe Agapito Sr.
Joe Agapito Espinoza Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2000 - Joe Agapito Espinoza Sr., 71, formerly of Pueblo, passed away March 10, 2000, in Denver, Colo. Born Aug. 18, 1928, in Velasquez, Colo. Preceded in death by his spouse, Suzanna Espinoza; parents, Rosendo and Bertha Espinoza; and one brother, Patrick Espinoza. Survived by his children, Mary Ann (Alfredo) Gaytan, Woodward, Okla., Joe (Dianna) Espinoza, Denver, Jesus Espinoza, Peter (Kathy) Espinoza, Garden City, Kan., William Espinoza, Greeley, Colo., Veronica (Salvador) Ramirez, Woodward, Okla., and Bertha (Jose Manuel) Garcia, Woodward, Okla.; 19 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brothers, Toby Espinoza, Trinidad, Colo. and Samuel (Diane) Espinoza, Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Rose (Robert) DeHerrera, Denver, and Mary (Jake) Martinez, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Elsie Espinoza, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Joe enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, playing cards and handcrafts, also the time he spent with his family. Viewing Monday, 1-7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary Monday, 7 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, celebrant Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2631 E. Orman and 239 Circle Lane. And also at Romero Courtesy Hall after Interment. Military graveside honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Espinoza, John Joseph
John Joseph Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2000 - John Joseph Espinoza, 54, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2000. Survived by his wife, Eileen Espinoza; children, John J. Espinoza, Rae Ann (Michael) Romero, John Armando Cepada, Gloria Espinoza, Anthony John Bueno, Robert Espinoza and Joey Ray Mondragon; and five grandchildren, Adrian and Destra Espinoza, Alicia Romero, Antoinette Roziers and Joshua Cepeda. Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at St. Francis Church.

Espinoza, Jose Daniel
Jose Daniel Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2000 - Jose Daniel Espinoza, 73, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000. He enjoyed Spanish music, socializing with his friends, and taking trips to the farms to visit and reminisce. He will be sadly missed by Julie DeHerrera and family, legal guardian Marie Duran of The Arc of Pueblo, Sharon Barela, and Donna Rael of Colorado Blueskies, everyone at Strack, and his special friend Susie Marquez. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Strack, 215 Fairview, reception to follow.

Espinoza, Jose Demetrio Jr.
Jose Demetrio “Jay” Espinoza Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain – October 22, 2006 - Jose Demetrio "Jay" Espinoza Jr., 89, of Pueblo. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Monday, Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral service 11 a.m. on Tuesday, both at Praise Assembly. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home prior to services and at Praise Assembly Hall following both services. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Espinoza, Jose Guadalupe
Jose Guadalupe Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 5, 1987 - Jose Guadalupe Espinoza, 1337 Spruce, departed this life Friday, July 3, 1987, at his home. A Pueblo resident since 1950, he was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Taos, N.M. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the 14-inch mill at CF&I Steel Corp. He enjoyed trout fishing and horseback riding and was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39 and St. Francis Xavier Church. Survived by his wife, Ida Vigil Espinoza, of the home; children, Maria (Ralph) Hawkins, Bernie (Salvador) Duran, Louise Montez, Kathy (Martin) Morales, all of Pueblo, Eddie Espinoza, Norbet (Roberta) Espinoza, Frances Masias, Lerry (Edith) Espinoza, all of Denver; stepchildren, Eddie (Linda) Vigil, Flo (Orlando) Aguliar, Rose (Eppie) Gallegos, all of Pueblo, Larry (Kathy) Vigil, Northglenn, Ruby (Jim) Salas, Bailey; two brothers, Persilano Garcia, Taos, Ruben Sanchez, Pueblo; two sisters, Felicita Garcia, Ordway, Brigeida Garcia, Taos; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; 23 step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday; scripture rosary, noon Monday, both services, St. Francis Xavier Church, the Rev. Edward G. Pettit, celebrant. Interment and graveside military honors, Roselawn Cemetery.

Espinoza, Jose Manuel
Jose Manuel Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2001 - Jose Manuel Espinoza, 67, of Pueblo passed away April 24, 2001. Born Jan. 14, 1934, in San Luis, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Max and Clara Espinoza; four sisters, Annie Aguero, Mary Duran, Palmira Aragon and Lucinda Sanchez; and one brother, Felix Espinoza. Survived by his loving spouse of 45 years, Mary C. Espinoza; children, Becky Gail Espinoza, Pueblo, Robert Espinoza, Colorado Springs, and Cynthia (Brian) Anderson, Pueblo; grandchildren, Naamon Espinoza, Latasha Espinoza, Charlene Espinoza, Adrian Espinoza, Michael Espinoza and Adam Anderson; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Savino (Sally) Espinoza, Pueblo, Levi (Bernice) Espinoza, Greeley, David (Annabel) Espinoza and Gene (Charolette) Espinoza, both of Colorado Springs; and sisters, Aurelia Espinoza, Pueblo, and Daisy (Henry) Solis, Pueblo. Jose had a good sense of humor. He enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren and family, watching sports, listening to Spanish music and shopping at County Market daily. He enjoyed going on walks with his grandson. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, both at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 am. Saturday at St. Patrick Church, Rev. Ed Pettit, celebrant. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the services.

Espinoza, Jose N.
Jose N. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2002 - Age 87, passed away Jan. 23, 2002. Survived by his children, Sadie (Marcello) Soto, Avondale, Kelly (Helen) Espinoza, Aurora, Colo., Edwin (Patricia) Espinoza and Richard (Sandra) Espinoza, both of Pueblo; siblings, Seferino (Susie) Espinoza, Pueblo, Tammy Cruz, Brighton, Colo., Mary (Gilbert) Gallegos, California, Paul (Dora) Gallegos and Manuel Gallegos, both of New Mexico; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Espinoza; son-in-law, Paul Romero; granddaughter, Deborah Leslie; sisters, Dulcinia Garcia, Jennie Gutierrez and Josie Montoya. Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Wagon Mound, N.M. Jose served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a general contractor in Rocky Ford prior to being employed and retiring from CF&I. He enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, gardening, his grandchildren and his family. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Father Jesse Perez as celebrant. Both services at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at 2680 Azalea.

Espinoza, Juan Andres
Juan Andres Espinoza - Huerfano World - February 15, 1990 - Juan (John) Andres Espinoza, 82, a lifetime resident of Walsenburg, died in Lakewood Feb. 8, 1990, after a lengthy illness. Born Mar. 12, 1907, in Cuchara, the son of Santiago and Alcaria Espinoza, after graduating from school he operated a barber shop on West Seventh Street for many years. He left Walsenburg to live with his daughter in Lakewood two years ago because of ill health. He was a member of St Mary Church. Survivors include a son, J. Andrew Espinoza, Lakewood; a daughter, Marlene Johnson, Arvada; a brother, Abel Espinoza and a sister Mattie Ann Valdez, both of Walsenburg; two grandchildren, two nephews and a niece. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Espinoza, Julian
Julian Espinoza - Denver Post - February 20, 1995 - Julian Espinoza, Retired custodian, 96 - Julian Espinoza of Denver, a custodian, died Wednesday at St. Anthony Hospital Central. He was 96. Mass of Christian burial was Saturday at Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 665 Irving St. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. He was born July 2, 1898, in Walsenburg. He is survived by two sons, Charles and John, both of Denver; five daughters, Jeannie Garcia, North Hollywood, Calif., and Lillian Espinoza, Louise Abeyta, Micki Espinoza and Doreen Martin, all of Denver; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Espinoza, Leonardo
Leonard Espinoza - The Gazette - July 06, 1997 - Leonard Espinoza, 75, died July 3, 1997, at his home in Colorado Springs. He was retired from civil service. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Bill Nelson officiating. Burial will be at Alamosa Cemetery. Shrine of Remembrance is handling arrangements. Mr. Espinoza was born March 23, 1922, in Walsenburg to Teofilio and Emily (Trujillo) Espinoza. He was married in the early 1950s in Alamosa to Deluvina Espinoza, who lives in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by two sons, Frank William of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Johnny of Alamosa; three daughters, Linda Herren of Green River, Wyo., and Angela Emily Oldham and Audrey Joan Madrid, both of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Max of Alamosa and Eddie of Denver; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Florence, and five brothers and three sisters. Mr. Espinoza had lived in Colorado Springs since the early 1950s, previously living in Alamosa. He enjoyed fishing, bingo and drawing. Leonardo was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was admired by many.

Espinoza, Lu Ann
Lu Ann Espinoza - Huerfano World - October 3, 1991 - Funeral mass for Lu Ann Espinoza, 31, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, who died Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 1991, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital, will be Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Born May 24, 1960, in Walsenburg, she attended local schools graduating from Walsenburg's John Mall High School. She attended Adams State College for one year and then worked at the Sheltered Workshop for several years. She moved to Pueblo in 1988. Survivors include her mother, Ersie Espinoza, Pueblo; four brothers, Ronald, Ted, Lawrence and Gary, all of Pueblo; six sisters, Yvonne Montoya, and Leona Espinoza, Pueblo, Lorraine Toma, San Jose, CA, Jeanette Espinoza and Cindy Espinoza, Walsenburg and Doreen Lucero, Riverside, CA; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial will be in North Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Espinoza, Margarita Petra
Margarita "Margaret" Petra Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2006 - Margarita "Margaret" Petra Espinoza, 74, of Pueblo, beloved and dedicated mother and grandmother, passed away Feb. 14, 2006. She was born April 19, 1931, in Conejos, to Fernandez and Cecelia Lucero Garcia. Margaret loved to read, do crossword puzzles, go camping and fishing. She had a passion for collecting frogs and listening to Mexican music. Margaret loved playing and spending quality time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is a retired LPN and also worked as a nurse's aid. Margaret is survived by her mother Cecelia Garcia; her children, Chris (Sheryl) Espinoza, Dolores (Rod) Payne, Sally Grace (Salvador) Peralta and Elizabeth (Michael) Garcia; her siblings, Eileen (Pat) Salazar, Irene Olivas, Pat (Leo) Ruybal, Fernie (Joanne) Garcia and Maryann (Remijio) Martinez; grandchildren, Rudy Payne, Selina (Evie) Medina, Steve Espinoza, Matthew Espinoza, Michelle (Fred) Mason, Elisa Garcia, Andrea Peralta, Carlos Peralta, Marcos Peralta and Kelsey Espinoza; six great-grandchildren; father of her children, Jose Nemecino Espinoza; numerous nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m.; both at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Espinoza, Maria Asusena
Maria Asusena “Susie” Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2004 - Maria Asusena “Susie” Espinoza, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2004, at her home in Pueblo, Colo. Susie died from complications of lung cancer, diagnosed in January 2004. She was 87. One of 14 children, Susie was born Feb. 7, 1917, in La Garita, N.M., to Francisco de Sales and Maria Dolores Lucero Garcia. Mrs. Espinoza was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings, who died as children; and three brothers, Simon (1969), Edward (1999), and Placido (2004). She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Seferino of Pueblo; four children, Seferino Albert (Garriel), Pueblo, Genevieve (Charles) Force, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Gilbert Anthony, Louisville, and Marjorie Ann (Michael), Longmont; 15 grandchildren, Annamaria, Alberta, Dion, Debra, Jessilyn, Jason, Pamela, Karen, Isaac, Rosina, Sarina, Taryn, Tamara, Lacey and Autumn; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. Susie also is survived by her sisters, Vidalia Cordova, Timmie Garcia and Barbara Montoya, Rocky Ford, and Kathryn (Fred) Saiz, Boulder; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren. Susie and Sef moved to Boulder in 1953, then moved from Boulder to Ca–on City in 1970, and then to Pueblo in 1972. In Pueblo, Susie remained a high-energy homemaker, devoted to her husband and making her home a welcome place for her children and extended family to visit. She was very proud of her home. Susie was a member of the ladies society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Rocky Ford, and was the last surviving member. Susie was such a beautiful person with a generous spirit, a great sense of humor, and a kind and loving heart. She will be sadly missed by many. Visitation will be held 2 to 7 p.m. today, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Vigil service will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004, with the Funeral Mass following at 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment follows at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Espinoza, Marina
Mrs. Marina Espinoza - World Independent – August 11, 1954 - Mrs. Espinoza Funeral To Be Friday - Funeral services have been completed for Mrs. Marina Espinoza, 61, who died in Denver Sunday evening. Mrs. Espinoza, a lifelong resident of Huerfano County, had suffered poor health for over two months and had been confined to a hospital in Denver since July 5. Mrs. Espinoza is a member of St. Mary church, the Christian Mother's Society, the Altar Society and the Coronado Club. Surviving are six sons, Dan Vigil, Casper Vigil, Larry Martinez, Charles Martinez, and Richard Martinez, all of Denver, and Gilbert Martinez of Nebraska; three daughters, Mrs. Chris Aranda, of Walsenburg, Mrs. George Sacoveich of Massachusetts, and Mrs. Sol Pineda of Stockton, California.; a niece, Christine Duran, who is making her home with Mrs. Espinoza; eight brothers, Felix, Jose L., Raymond, and Ernest Castro, all of Walsenburg, and Epifanio Castro of San Paulo, Colorado. Silverio Castro of Toltec, Fidel Castro of Colorado Springs, and Toby Castro of Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Sinforosa Armentas of Avondale, Mrs. Maclovia Gonzales of Pueblo, and Mrs. Stella LeFevre of Denver; two step-daughters and sixteen grandchildren. There will be recitation of the Rosary Wednesday night at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Burress Memorial Chapel. The members of the Altar Society are requested to attend the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and the Christian Mothers Society at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night and the Coronado Club is requested to attend on Thursday night. Funeral services will be held at Burress Memorial Chapel Friday morning at 8:30 and the Requiem High Mass will be at 9:00 at the St. Mary church. Interment will follow in the St. Mary cemetery, where the Coronado club will exemplify their services. Marina Espinosa - World Independent – August 12, 1954 - Espinoza Pallbearers Announced - Pallbearers for the Marina Espinosa funeral will be Olegario Martinez, J. Gabe Sandoval, Torinio Talmadge, Joe E. Castro, Jose E. Vigil and Juan Duran, all members of the Coronado Club. Members of the Altar Society, Susie Garcia, Cleofita Salazar, Eva Herrera, Augustinita Herrera, Mrs. Ted Pacheco and Natividad Herrera will act as honorary escorts. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the Burress Memorial Chapel and the funeral will be held at the Chapel at 8:30 Friday morning. Requiem High Mass will be at the St. Mary Church at 9:00. Interment will follow in the St. Mary cemetery. Marina Espinosa - World Independent – August 12, 1954 - Espinoza Pallbearers Announced - Pallbearers for the Marina Espinosa funeral will be Olegario Martinez, J. Gabe Sandoval, Torinio Talmadge, Joe E. Castro, Jose E. Vigil and Juan Duran, all members of the Coronado Club. Members of the Altar Society, Susie Garcia, Cleofita Salazar, Eva Herrera, Augustinita Herrera, Mrs. Ted Pacheco and Natividad Herrera will act as honorary escorts. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the Burress Memorial Chapel and the funeral will be held at the Chapel at 8:30 Friday morning. Requiem High Mass will be at the St. Mary Church at 9:00. Interment will follow in the St. Mary cemetery.

Espinoza, Mary
Mary Espinoza - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - Mary Tomasita Espinoza died July 12, 1993 in St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver. Born April 13, 1909, in Rouse, she is survived by two sons, Santiago Espinosa, Denver and John Espinoza, Pueblo; two sisters, Santanita Trujillo and Margaret Manzanares; a brother, Celestino Chavez; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday from Rivera Chapel in Pueblo. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial will be in Laguna Cemetery.

Espinoza, Mattie A.
Mattie A. Espinoza - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Mattie A. Espinoza, 87, of Walsenburg, died Mar. 2, 1998 in Omaha, NE. Born Jan 8, 1911 in Cucharas to Santiago and Alcaria Roybal Espinoza, she had been a nurse in Colorado Springs and the nursing home in Walsenburg. She retired to take care of her ill mother. She had lived in Nebraska for the past year. Survivors include two sons, Gilbert Manzanares, Walsenburg and Philip Valdez, Nebraska; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a nephew and nieces. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 6 at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 7 from St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery.

Espinoza, Patsy
Patsy Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2000 - Patsy Espinoza, 85, passed away July 4, 2000. Survived by her husband, Jose Espinoza of the family home; children, Sadie (Marcello) Soto of Avondale, Kelly (Helen) Espinoza of Aurora, Colo., Edwin (Patricia) Espinoza and Richard (Sandra) Espinoza, both of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Joaquin and Celistina (nee Lopez) Barela; sisters, Jennie Herrera and Antonia Baca; brothers, Albino Barela and Bennie Barela; granddaughter, Deborah Leslie; and son-in-law, Paul Romero. Born on March 14, 1915, in Las Vegas, N.M. She enjoyed bingo, Cripple Creek, crafts, sewing, and family gatherings. Member of Holy Family Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from noon until 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Father Jesse Perez as celebrant. Both services will be held at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Espinoza, R. Grace
R. Grace Espinoza - Huerfano World - February 10, 1994 - R. Grace Espinoza, 83, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Friday, February 4, 1994, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital after a brief illness. Born Christmas Day in Cucharas to Andres and Elfida Martinez Archuleta, she was reared in the area and attended country school. She later married Alfred Espinoza Sr. who died in 1982. Most of her life was spent in Walsenburg, except for short times in California and Denver and until most recently in Pueblo. She had been a seamstress and worked for Hamilton Towel Company. She was a member of St. Mary Church while in Walsenburg. Survivors include a son, Alfred Espinoza Jr., Walsenburg; a brother Arthur Archuleta, Los Angeles, CA; a granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church Tuesday, burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Espinoza, Rockey Andrew
Rockey Andrew Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2006 - Rockey Andrew Espinoza, 53, born Aug. 20, 1952. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and friend. He was taken into the arms of the Lord June 29, 2006. Preceded in death by his sister, Vivian Romero; stepfather, Nick Sisneros; and mother-in-law, Lucy Ruiz. Survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Christina; children, Rocky Lee Espinoza, Alia (Greg) Sisneros, Daryl (Barbara) Espinoza and Roslyn Espinoza; mother, Genevieve Espinoza; father, Dimas Espinoza; brother, Gary (Julienne) Johnson; grandchildren, Alexis and Jordan Sisneros; goddaughters, Brittany and Marie Johnson; godson, Paul Andrada Jr. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Rita, Geri, Yolanda, Valentina, Sharon, Connie and Rena; brothers-in-law, Danny, Lolo and Ivan; as well numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends; and also his pets, Ginger and Pebbles. Rockey was an avid Bronco fan. He belonged to the Pueblo Biker United. He loved riding his bike and loved his family and friends dearly. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation noon to 6 p.m. today and Monday at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Catholic Church. Father Benjamin Bacino, celebrant. Family will receive friends at Zaragoza Hall following service.

Espinoza, Rose Amelia
Rosa Amelia (Avalos) Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1998 - Rosa Amelia (Avalos) Espinoza passed away Oct. 12, 1998. Born April 8, 1912, in Conejos, Colo. Survived by her loving family and long life companion Tony Avalos- sons, George (Charlotte) Espinoza Jr., Monte Vista, Carlos (Erlinda) Espinoza, Colorado Springs- daughters, Martha (George) Baca, Pauline (Chico) Gomez, all of Colorado Springs, Julia (Gene) Vereen, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mary (Jr.) Rodriguez, Pueblo- also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and 22 grand children and 42 great-grandchildren. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 421 Clark. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1611 E. Fourth.

Espinoza, Ruben
Ruben Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2006 - Ruben Espinoza, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 8, 2006. Preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Espinoza. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Espinoza; children, Darlene (Frank) Gonzales, Vincent Espinoza, Debbie (Mike) Smith and Ruben (Maria) Espinoza Jr.; father, Levi Espinoza; sisters, Isabel Espinoza and Lucille (Bill) DeLong; brother-in-law, Elmer Castillo; sister-in-law, Linda Acevdo; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruben was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, brother and friend. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Espinoza, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2002 - Ruth M. Espinoza, 81, of Colorado Springs, passed away Jan. 23, 2002. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Espinoza, Sadie
Sadie Espinoza - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 12, 1961 - Three Pueblo Girls Killed in Soldier's Car Crash - Pueblo, Colo. - Three persons were killed and six were injured late Thursday night when a car driven by a Fort Carson soldier crashed into a bridge south of Pueblo. The victims were identified tentatively as Mary Lou Perez, 20, of Pueblo and Sadie Espinoza and Dorothy Trujillo, 17. The Trujillo girl died early today in a Pueblo hospital. Robert Barber, 23, of Fort Carson was driving south from Pueblo when the accident occurred. His passengers included a companion, Robert Brown, and seven girls. The car took out several guard rails and smashed into the bridge abutment. Barber was still unconscious in a Pueblo hospital early today. The injured were indentified tentatively as Carmen Trujillo, Angela Hernandez, Lupe Stein, Helen Gonzales and Brown. The three deaths raised Colorado's 1961 traffic fatality toll to 143. By this time in 1960, the worst for traffic deaths in state history, 111 had died.

Espinoza, Senaida S.
Senaida S. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1998 - Senaida S. Espinoza, born Jan. 5, 1911, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 1998. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Antonio B. Espinoza on May 12, 1973- sister, Sinforosa Vasco- brothers, Philip Sais and Rumaldo Sais- and mother, Secundina Archuleta, all of Pueblo. Survived by children, Angela (Robert) Estrada, Tony (Roberta) Espinoza, Helen (Patrick) Cordova, Biola Sena, Pueblo, Della (Ernie) Arias, Nancy (Samuel) Carpio, Trinidad, Colo., and Mary (Victor) Cordova, Denver, Colo.- 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, with funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Joseph Church, Blende, with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Safely Home I am home in Heaven, dear ones- Oh, so happy and so bright. There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed- I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last.

Espinoza, Sensionita
Sencionita Medina Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1997 - Sencionita Medina Espinoza, 93, passed away June 24, 1997, at the University Care Center. A Pueblo resident for more than 40 years, she was born on Aug. 15, 1903, in San Francisco, Colo. On March 2, 1918, she married Emilio Espinoza. He precedes her in death and also her parents Meliton and Susanita (Valdez) Medina- and three infant children. Mrs. Espinoza loved her family and especially the bonding time spent with grandchildren. She stressed to each the value of a good education was the key to a successful life. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Josephine Esquibel, Theresa ``Terry" (Virgil) Casados, Lucy (Cory) Medina, Viola (Estiven) Mascarenas, Adelmo (Mary) Espinoza, all of Pueblo, Jose Carmelito (Laura) Espinoza, Thornton- 12 grandchildren- 13 great-grandchildren- other relatives and friends. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Holy Family Church, Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at the church hall following the burial rites.

Espinoza, Susie Mary
Susie Mary Espinoza - The Pueblo Star-Journal - January 2, 1978 - Susie Mary Espinoza, late of 2177 Lane 57, in Boone, as a result of an auto accident Jan. 1, 1978. Wife of Joe A. Espinoza and mother of Mary Ann Cordova and Joe A. Espinoza, both of Pueblo, and Jessie Espinoza, Peter Espinoza, William Espinoza, Veronica Expinoza and Bertha Espinoza, all of the family home. A sister of Joe Benny Lopez and Flora Gallegos, both of Manzanola, Henry Lopez, Lydia Vigil, Emilia Gonzales, and Shirley Gozales, all of Rocky Ford, and Eloisa Vigil of Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Jose Enriquez Lopez, on Nov. 18, 1972, and Maria Victoria Lopez on April 17, 1970. Survived also by mother-in-law, Mrs. Bertha Espinoza, Pueblo. Mother-in-law of Kathy Espinoza and Conrad Cordova, both of Pueblo. Recitation of the rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Espinoza, Tamica Marie
Tamica Marie Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1999 - Tamica Marie Espinoza of Pueblo, passed away May 6, 1999. Born on March 16,1999. Survived by parents, Sam and Judy Espinoza of Pueblo. Funeral service, 2p.m. today, at Romero Funeral Home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at 1512 E. Eighth, after interment.

Espinoza, Ted Modesto
Ted Modesto Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Ted Modesto Espinoza, 76, passed away at his home June 15, 1986. Survived by wife, Antonia Espinoza; brothers, Loyd Espinoza of Portland, Ore.; and Jake Espinoza, Salt Lake City, Utah; sisters, Livina Espinoza, Portland, Ore.; Rose Ortiz and Mary Vilasquez, both of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also survived by sister-in-law, Lucy Espinoza of Pueblo; stepchildren, Bennie Mora, Pete (Lilia) Mora and Delia (Joe) Benavidez, all of Pueblo; Stella Leyba, Ruben (Shigeko) Mora, Paul (Mary Rose) Mora and Robert (Carmen) Mora, all of California. Mr. Espinoza was uncle to Pete Espinoza, Cindy Espinoza, both of Pueblo; and Betty Naranjo of California. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Espinoza was born Nov. 6, 1909, in Del Norte and moved to Pueblo 50 years ago. He retired from the rail mill at CF&I Steel Corp. after 30 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Visitation hours from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church at 7 p.m. today. Rosary will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Faith, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Espinoza, Tomasita Q.
Tomasita Q. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1998 - Tomasita Q. Espinoza, 98, of Walsenburg, formerly of Gardner, passed away on Jan. 16, 1998. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Romero Funeral Chapel in Walsenburg. Vigil rosary, Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at 7 p.m. and funeral Mass, Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at 10 a.m. both services be held at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, Rev. Frank Davied, celebrant. Interment, Gardner Cemetery, Gardner. Huerfano World - January 22, 1998 - Tomasita Q. Espinoza, 99, of Gardner and Walsenburg, died Jan. 16, 1998. Survivors include two sons, Bernard Espinoza, Walsenburg and Tony Espinoza, LaVern, CA; three daughters, Clorinda DeVan and Vangie Santistevan, Walsenburg and Lydia DeVan, Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in Gardner Cemetery.

Espinoza, Trinnie R.
Trinnie R. Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1986 - Trinnie R. Espinoza, 67, a Pueblo resident, formerly of Ortiz, passed away in Sacramento, Calif. Wife of Jose D. Espinoza of Pueblo. Survived by sons, Arnold (Martha) Espinoza, Roger (Irene) Espinoza, Rick Espinoza, all of Pueblo; Robert (Wilma) Espinoza of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters, Evelyn (Sam) Martinez, Shirley (Danny) Valdez, Judy Espinoza, all of Pueblo; and Marcella Erlinda Espinoza, who died March 18, 1943. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfonso D. Romero of Antonito; the Rev. Obed Romero of Seal Beach, Calif., and Delbert A. Romero of Alamosa; sisters, Flora Lipa Hernandez of Los Lunas, N.M., Sophie Martinez and Helen Martinez, both of Alamosa. Preceded in death by father, Felipe Romero; mother, Sofia Duran Romero; brother, Cecilio E. Romero; sisters, Annie R. Vigil and Cordelia R. Espinoza. She and her husband would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25, 1986. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Rivera Funeral Home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Park Hill Assembly of God, E. Seventh and Joplin. Services officiated by the Revs. Ted Cordova and Obed Romero. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 630 S. Iola. Services conducted by Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa and Rivera Funeral Home of Pueblo.

Espinoza, Yolanda
Yolanda Espinoza - Pueblo Chieftain – September 24, 2006 - Yolanda Espinoza, 60, passed away Thurs., Sept 21, 2006. Preceded in death by father Phil Santoyo Sr., mother Lupe Santoyo, brother Phillip Santoyo Jr. Survived by son Eddie Espinoza, son James Vigil, daughter Rebecca Espinoza, siblings Matthew Santoyo and Loretta Santoyo, 3 step sons, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Mass 2 p.m., Mon., Sept. 25, 2006 at St. Francis, 611 Logan. At her request cremation with no service.

Espinoza-Medina, Denise D.
Denise D. Espinoza-Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2000 - Denise D. Espinoza-Medina, 35, Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died March 7, 2000. Preceded in death by brother, Chris; and great-grandmother, Augustina Guerra. Survived by husband, Angelo; mother-in-law, Martha Medina; parents, Alvin "Chum" and Joan Espinoza; sister, Tamika; brother, Tim; niece, Shantel; grandmother, Rose Matamores; and numerous relatives and friends. Service, 3:30 p.m. today, St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after the service.



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