The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Esquibel, Abel A.
Abel A. Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1999 - Abel A. Esquibel, 37, of Rocky Ford, died Jan. 16 at home. Born on Aug. 12, 1961, in Alamogordo, N.M., to Arthur Esquibel and Rebecca Sanchez. He was a maintenance man for an apartment complex in Denver prior to moving to Rocky Ford. Survived by mother, Rebecca Martellaro and stepfather, Carl Martellaro, Rocky Ford- sisters, Debbie Esquibel, Rapid City, S.D., Glenda (Mark) Thompson, Denver- grandmother, Rosenda Vialpando, Pueblo- one niece and one nephew. Preceded in death by his father, Arthur Esquibel. Vigil, 6 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Peter Catholic Church. Inurnment will be at the San Pablo Cemetery, San Pablo, Colo.

Esquibel, Alfonso
Alfonso Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 03, 2004 - Alfonso Esquibel passed away in Mercer, Pa., June 29, 2004. Memorial service Monday, July 5, 2004, 11a.m. at Imperial Gardens Chapel, Pueblo, Colo. Reception to follow. Family requests no food please. Cards may be sent to: June Esquibel, 37 Wright Street, Pa. 16137.

Esquibel, Alfonso Adelfino
Alfonso Adelfino Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2002 - Alfonso Adelfino Esquibel, 82, departed this life May 3, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Savinoso, N.M., Mr. Esquibel retired from CF&I ore prep department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and his grandchildren. Survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Helen Garcia Esquibel; children, Mary Ruth Esquibel, William (Esther) Esquibel, Daniel (Vickie) Esquibel, Judy Esquibel, Betty Jean (Emmett) Esquibel, Lonnie L. Esquibel, Kathie M. Esquibel, Joshua (Natalie) Esquibel; siblings, Albert (Eloiza) Esquibel, Mabel Baca, Angie (Jesus) Landeros, Joe (Odelia) Esquibel, Lucy (Chuck) Walker, Stella (Robert) Montez; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; special friends, Warren L. Miller, Benito Romero, Marsha Crismon, Sandie Henderson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Alfonso is predeceased by his parents, Marcelino and Grabielita Mestas Esquibel; a twin brother; two sisters, Molly Martinez, Freida Montoya; also a brother, Robert Esquibel. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. David Estoraga officiating.

Esquibel, Celia P.
Celia P. Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1999 - Celia P. Esquibel, 77, of Pueblo passed away March 15, 1999. Born on March 24,1921, in San Acasio, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Pedro and Josephine Quintana- one brother, Tito Quintana- one sister, Bernice Bray-granddaughter, Bernadette Esquibel and son-in-law, Margarito Aguirre. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Estevan P. Esquibel- children, Rose (Hank)Martinez, Roger (Lisa Vargas) Esquibel, Michael (Roberta) Esquibel, Connie Aguirre and Darla (Bill) Carey- 14 grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren- one great-great-granddaughter- brother, Valentine Quintana- sisters, Cordy (Ruben)Roybal, Jenny Godinez and Lydia (Felix) Vigil- and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish and VFW Post 61 Women's Auxiliary. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel and funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rev. Tony Wojcinski, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Steven L. Milligan, Dr. Laura Stein, the staff and nurses of Parkview Fourth FloorICU and the paramedics at Pueblo Fire Station 1.

Esquibel, Estevan P.
Estevan P. Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1999 - Estevan P. Esquibel, 86, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 13, 1999. Born on April 14, 1913, in San Pablo. Preceded in death by his wife, Celia Esquibel; his parents, Juan and Seferena Esquibel; brother, Casimiro; sisters, Esther Romero and Frances Mondragon; granddaughter, Bernadette Esquibel; and son-in-law, Margarito Aguirre. Survived by his children, Rose (Hank) Martinez, Roger (Lisa Vargas) Esquibel, Michael (Roberta) Esquibel, Connie Aguirre and Darla (Bill) Carey; grandson, Ed Sandoval; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and Colorado Labors Health and Welfare Local 578. Viewing, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, also at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rev. Tony Wojcinski, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Steven L. Milligan and his staff and the nursing staff on Fourth South at Parkview Hospital. Relatives and friends will be received at Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall after the interment.

Esquibel, Felipe
Felipe Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1998 - Felipe Esquibel, 92, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 7, 1998. Born on May 1, 1905, in Zacatecas, Mexico. Preceded in death by parents, Ambrosio and Felicitas Esquibel- son, Philip Esquibel- daughter, Belen Navarro- and brother, Paul Esquibel. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Inez Esquibel of Pueblo- children Inez (John) Montoya, Ted (Sandy) Esquibel, Jim (Betty Ann) Esquibel, Connie (Sleepy) Ruiz, Delores Esquibel, all of Pueblo, Rita (Jess) Esquibel of California, Alfonso (June) Esquibel of Mercer, Pa., Alex Esquibel of Sacramento, Calif., John (Marie) Esquibel of Boone, and Louie (Joan) Esquibel of Denver- son-in-law, Adrian Navarro of Pueblo- and daughter-in-law, Alice Esquibel of Colorado Springs- sisters, Matilde Baldermana and Lidia Urenda- grandchildren, Nancy, David, Edward, Steven, John, Charles, Mary Alice, Sarah, Freddie, Richard, Edmund, Anthony, Susan, Audrey, Irene, Edith, Philip, Endina Idolina, Ted, Christy, T.J., Andrew, Alexandra, Alex, Anna, Delores, Maria, Veronica, Brian, Marques, Adam, Daniel, Janet- and also survived by 33 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ed Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Esquibel, Gerald Patrick
Gerald Patrick Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1998 - Gerald Patrick Esquibel, 37, affectionately known as "Jerry" to family and friends, departed this life Dec. 9, 1998. A lifetime Puebloan, Jerry was born April 25, 1961, to the union of Roy and Bertha Gonzales Esquibel. Jerry received his formal education from Central High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a painter and roofer. Jerry wanted all his family and friends to know that he loved them. Jerry will always be remembered for his kind and gentle ways. Survived by his parents, Roy and Bertha Gonzales Esquibel- brother, Eric Esquibel- nephew, Nikolas Esquibel- and special aunt, Delia Aguero. Preceded in death by grandparents, Panteleon and Pauline Gonzales. Viewing, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 1998, Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 900 E. Routt Ave., Father Edward G. Pettit officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 416 McClelland.

Esquibel, Gilbert
Gilbert Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2001 - Age 80, of San Luis, Colo. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sangre de Cristo Church in San Luis, Colo. Interment, San Acacio Cemetery, San Acacio, Colo.

Esquibel, Inez
Inez Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2001 - Inez Esquibel, 89, of Pueblo, passed away May 13, 2001. Born April 20, 1912, in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico. Preceded in death by her husband, Felipe Esquibel; parents, Pilar and Petra Urenda; son, Philip Esquibel; daughter-in-- law, Alice Esquibel; daughter, Belen Navarro; and brothers, Senon Urenda and Albert Urenda. She will be sadly missed by family, children, Inez (John) Montoya, Ted (Sandy) Esquibel, Jim (Betty Ann) Esquibel, Connie (Sleepy) Ruiz and Delores Esquibel, all of Pueblo, Rita Esquibel, California, Alfonso (June) Esquibel, Mercer, Pa., Alex Esquibel, Sacramento, Calif., John (Marie) Esquibel, Boone, and Louie (Joan) Esquibel, Denver; son-in-law, Adrian Navarro, Pueblo; grandchildren, Nancy, David, Edward, Steven, John, Charles, Mary Alice, Sarah, Freddie, Richard, Edmund, Anthony, Susan, Audrey, Irene, Edith, Felipe, Enidina Idolina, Ted, Christy, T.J., Andrew, Alexandra, Alex, Anna, Delores, Maria, Veronica, Brian, Marques, Adam, Daniel and Janet; and 40 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at St. Leander's Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leander's Church, Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the interment.

Esquibel, J.D.
Sheriff J.D. Esquibel - Huerfano Herald – January 20, 1881 - Dreadful Murder - Sheriff Esquibel Ruthlessly Shot Down - While Engaged in the Discharge of Duty - This community was shocked and astounded Sunday afternoon by the receipt of a telegram announcing that Sheriff J.D. Esquibel, of this county, had been shot in cold blood the night previous and was at that time quietly breathing his last. The news was soon corroborated by the receipt of another telegram announcing his death and requesting that Coroner Kincaid be notified. The feeling in this community can hardly be expressed. The news fell like a pall upon La Veta and expressions of deep regret and sincere sympathy were freely indulged in. To obtain as near as possible accurate information concerning the lamentable affair, we visited the scene of the murder, Walsenburg, on Monday and were present at the coroner's inquest. On Saturday night a Mexican dance was given in Walsenburg, and as is too frequently the case at such affairs, too much whiskey was indulged in. At Gordon's saloon a number of men were drinking and one or two of them became rather noisy. The constable undertook to arrest one, but was making poor headway when Sheriff Esquibel came to his relief and offered assistance. At this juncture a section man by the name of McGin... and determination, was fast quelling the disturbance when three shots were fired, the second striking him full in the breast and making a mortal wound. He was tenderly assisted to his residence and Dr. Eddy sent for, who administered to the dying man all that medical skill could suggest to smothe (sp) his last hours. The ball entered the right breast two inches to the left of the nipple, penetrating to the vertebra, glancing downward and out on the right side, in its course passing through the right lung and the liver. The dying man lingered until about noon Sunday, when he peacefully and quietly breathed his last, surrounded by loving friends and relatives. The lamentable affair occurred between 12 and 1 o'clock Saturday night. The coroner arriving Monday night, at once impaneled a jury and held an inquest at 7 1-2 (?) o'clock. The following is the verdict: State of Colorado, County Of Huerfano - An inquisition holden at Walsenburg, in Huerfano County, on the 17th day of Jan. A.D. 1881, before J.H. Kincaid, coroner of said county, upon the dead body of J.D. Esquibel, lying there dead, by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed, the said jurors, upon their oaths do say that the said Esquibel came to his death from a pistol shot fired feloniously by a man now in custody, but whose name is unknown to the jurors, and we further find a certain man, a section boss, by the name of McGin, an accessory in the crime. In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their hands the day and year above written. Signed H.B. Harvey, Isaac Dailey, J.M. Alexander, Jno. Barard, Jos. Bourcy, A.H. Eddy. Jose R. Esquibel, brother of the deceased, states that he was present at the shooting, and gives the following information: The shooting occurred in the street...guilty parties. Two or three men were noticed to be nervous and excited and anxious to get away the day following the shooting, but the men arrested were unconcerned and seemed to have no thought of their names being connected with the unfortunate affair. We afterward hunted up McGin and obtained his statement. He claims to have been 15 rods from the shooting with perhaps fifty men between him and the sheriff at the time he was shot. He and the sheriff were the best of friends, like brothers - that he saw nor knew nothing of the row until the shooting was over. McGin was rather well dressed, has the appearance of an intelligent, good-looking man, with rather prepossessing manners. He uses good language and favorably impresses one in conversation. His age is 31. The sheriff is said to have made a dying statement to the effect that McGin did the shooting but the latter states that he called on him Sunday morning and he denied the statement. McGin denies that "Kansas" undertook to gain possession of his pistol. He had nothing to say or do with "Kansas" during the evening. The remains of our dead sheriff were viewed Tuesday by a large number of mourning friends. In fact there has never been a death in Walsenburg that fell so like a pall over the entire community. He has lived in Huerfano county 13 years, been three times elected Sheriff and always performed his duties faithfully and well. He was intelligent, respected and highly esteemed by all. At 10:30 on Tuesday his remains were tenderly consigned to mother earth Rev. Gabr. Ussel conducting the last sad rites in the beautiful and impressive manner of the Catholic faith. The unfortunate affair is one greatly to be lamented and one that calls forth sincere regret from all parties irrespective of race. The matter was laid before the Grand Jury on Tuesday, and no doubt the guilty party will be in the hands of the law by the time this reaches the reader. Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1881: The county commissioners are offering a $500 reward for the arrest and delivery of the body of Henry McGin, one of the men indicted for the murder of Sheriff J.D. Esquibel last month. Huerfano World - October 20, 1994 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1881: Joseph Grant, alias Kansas, in jail since February for the murder of Sheriff J.D. Esquibel, will be tried in district court this week. Central City Daily Register-Call - December 7, 1881 - Western News - The jury in the case of Grant, who is on trial for the wilful (sic) murder of ex-Sheriff Esquibal, of Huerfano county, came into court this morning, after being locked up all night. The counsel for the state, Hon. Robert Quillian, made a strong speech for the state, and was followed by the counsel for the defense, when the case was given to the jury. At half-past 10 o'clock this morning they sent word to the court that they had agreed. The prisoner was brought into court, looking quite happy, and took a seat by the side of his counsel, Hon. G. Q. Richmond. The verdict was read aloud by the court, announcing that Joseph Grand was not guilty. The prisoner was immediately discharged.

Esquibel, Jesus
Jesus Esquibel - Huerfano World - November 5, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1906: Jesus Esquibel, section foreman at Codo, was shot and killed by Frank Paiz, a track walker.

Esquibel, Josephine Emilia
Josephine Emilia Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2000 - Josephine Emilia Esquibel, 78, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord March 7, 2000. Born July 9, 1921, in Velmont, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Otoniel Esquibel; and parents, Emilio and Sencionita Espinoza. Survived by daughters, Anna Esquibel-Rowe and Helen (Kelly) Espinoza, both of Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren, Sean (Amy) Espinoza, Cincinnati, Ohio, Breanna Rowe and Alec Rowe, both of Aurora, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Skyler Espinoza and Hannah Espinoza, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters, Theresa (Joseph) Casados, Lucy (Cory) Medina, and Viola (Steve) Mascarenas, all of Pueblo; brothers, Jose (Laura) Espinoza, Thornton, Colo., and Adelmo (Mary) Espinoza, Pueblo; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Josephine enjoyed going to and putting on garage sales, watching television, times she spent with family in Aurora, and traveling. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, also at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church, Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Esquibel, Lloyd
Lloyd Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1999 - Lloyd Esquibel, 57, departed this life July 17, 1999 . A Pueblo resident for the past 30 years, Lloyd was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Wagonmound, N.M., but grew up working in the fields of Rocky Ford. He graduated with an AA degree from Otero Junior College in 1962 and a bachelor of arts degree from Colorado State College in 1966. Lloyd also received a teaching certificate after completing his student teaching at Rocky Ford High School. Lloyd served as executive director of the War on Poverty Programs in Otero, Crowley and Bent counties. In 1969, he was selected as the first director of the Head Start Program in Pueblo and later worked for the Pueblo City County Health Department as an environmental officer and several other Pueblo organizations. Lloyd was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, always placing family first. He worked any job necessary to provide for his family whether in an office setting wearing a suit or out selling produce. He was loved by all and because of his difficult life was an inspiration to all that knew him. Survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Vera Esquibel- daughters, Bernadette and Melissa Esquibel, all of Pueblo- son, Lloyd Luis (Candace) Esquibel, Anchorage, Alaska- sister, Mary Rose (Claudio) Martinez- brother, Pete (Grace) Esquibel, both of Colorado Springs- sisters, Dora (Frank) Zertuche and Mary Madrid-brother, Don (Adeline) Esquibel, all of Rocky Ford- grandchildren, Mark and Michelle, Anchorage, Alaska, Daniel, Nikki and Kyle, all of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by mother-in-law, Connie (Felipe)Quintanilla- brothers-in-law, Joe (Mary) Velasquez, Andrew (Donna) Abalos, Marion (Reynalda) Hernandez, and Frank Hernandez- sisters-in-law, Vita Garcia, Stella (John) Byrd, Emily Hernandez, Mary Louise Portillos, Jessie Hernandez, Aurora Hernandez and Cruz Hernandez. Preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Esquibel-Sanchez- and grandparents, Abelino and Delfinia Esquibel. Lloyd served on the St. Joseph's Education Board, Salt Creek Water Board, The Pueblo Democratic Caucus, Community Service Organization (CSO), Pueblo Chapter American GI Forum, Latin American Educational Foundation, and the American Red Cross Advisory Council. Both services at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, Rev. Anthony A. Wojcinski, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff of the Pueblo Dialysis Center and Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Esquibel, Lucas Orlando
Lucas Orlando Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain October 16, 1999 Lucas Orlando Esquibel, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 15, 1999. Born on Oct. 18, 1928, in San Pablo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Donato and Delfina Esquibel; brothers, Abade Esquibel, Charlie Esquibel, Arturo Esquibel and Cruz Esquibel. Survived by his loving devoted wife, Adonisa (Donna) Esquibel, of the family home; children, Charles (Donna Pacheco) Esquibel, Colorado Springs, Donna (C. Dennis) Maes, Pueblo, Sharon (Glen) Maxwell, Pueblo, and Jane (Robert) Boyer, Pueblo; grandchildren, Melisa Maes-Johnson, Michelle Cauffiel, Lisa Maes, and Robbie Boyer; great-grandchildren, Daniella Cauffiel and Garet Cauffiel; brothers, Jose Esquibel, Pueblo, Fred Esquibel, Commerce City; sisters, Margie Madrid, Sanford, and Cora Gurule, San Pablo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church, Rev. Bill Huber, officiant, and Bishop Arthur Tafoya, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Military honors at graveside by Fort Carson Honor Guard. Relatives and friends will be received at 3 Bitterweed Ct., and St. Pius X Church Hall after rosary and interment.

Esquibel, Mary Agnes
Mary Agnes Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2005 - Mary Agnes Esquibel, 80, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, March 6, 2005. Born May 6, 1924, in Bayeros, N.M. Survived by husband, Luis Esquibel; children, John (Nancy) Maes, Kathleen Maes, Earnest (Maria) Maes, Earnestine Maes; sisters, Martha, Alisia and Annie; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Mary enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, followed by rosary and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Esquibel, Otoniel B.
Otoniel B. "Rusty" Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 1987 - Otoniel B. "Rusty" Esquibel, 73, late of 2038 Hollywood Drive, died April 18, 1987. Retired from the CF&I in 1976 from the mason department with 27 years of service. Member of the Steelworkers Union. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Esquibel; and daughters, Helen (Kelly) Espinoza (son-in-law), and Anna Esquibel, both of Aurora; one grandson, Sean Espinoza, Aurora; mother-in-law, Sencionita Espinoza, Pueblo. Also survived by sisters and brother, Lupita Padilla, Pauline Shelby, Severa Padilla and Ralph Esquibel. Preceded in death by parents, Bonifacio and Desideria Esquibel. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday at Rivera Chapel and 7 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Church; Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Tuesday, also at the church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2038 Hollywood Drive.

Esquibel, Sebastian Lee
Sebastian Lee Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2006 - Sebastian Lee Esquibel. Passed away in Spokane, Wash. Cremation has taken place. He is preceded in death by his mother, Marian Arlene Esquibel; twin brother, Danny Esquibel; great-grandparents, Abe Acosta, Maggie Acosta Jaramillo, Abelino and Delia Garcia. Survived by wife, Analisa; children, Damion and Danica; siblings, Anthony (Stefanie) Esquibel and Delilah Esquibel; grandparents, Joe (Eloy) and Jeannie Garcia; special aunts, Gloria Lorraine Esquibel and Arabella "Tootsie" Salazar; special godparents, Manuel and Gloria Romero; special cousins, Bobby, Raymond, Jerome, Michael, Shawn, Pamela and Bono of Pueblo and Mary and Andrew Perez of Denver. Also numerous relatives and friends. Rosary, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24; Memorial Mass, 1 p.m., Saturday. Both services, St. Leander Parish, 1402 E. 7th. Friends and family will be received at 1309 E. 9th St.

Esquibel-Cox, Lolly
Lolly Esquibel-Cox - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 1999 - Lolly Esquibel-Cox, 44, passed away June 2, 1999, in Colorado Springs. Born on Aug. 16, 1954. Survived by husband, Richard Cox- son, David (Heather)Alexander II- grandchildren, Ashley, David III and Acacia- one sister, Kathy Garcia- and grandmother, Celia M. Garza- parents, Theresa and Norberto Perez-grandmother, Flora Esquibel- and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Predeceased by father, Ambrose Esquibel- brother, Ambrose Jr.- grandfather, Paul Esquibel. Cremation took place June 4, 1999, at Colorado Springs Mortuary and Crematory. will be held June 8, 1999, at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Church with Father Ron officiating.

Esquible, Alicia
Alicia (Gonzales) Esquibel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1998 - Alicia (Gonzales) Esquibel passed away after a lengthy illness on June 24, 1998. Before her illness she worked as a nurse in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by parents, Miguel and Concepcion Gonzales- husband, Phillip Esquibel- sister, Esther Ramirez- twin sister, Idolina Gonzales. Survived by children, Felipe (Susan) Esquibel, Denver, Alodina (Jim) Wilson, Enedina Andrews, both of Colorado Springs, Idolina (Heriberto) Domenech, Pueblo- mother-in-law, Inez Esquibel- grandchildren, Lisa (Tyler) Lowe, Denver, Eri (Tracie McCoy) Domenech, Las Cruces, N.M.- sister, Hermelinda (Jose B.) Vigil, Pueblo- brothers, Juvencio (Geri) Gonzales, Pueblo, Enrique (Mary Lou) Gonzales, Antonio (Connie) Gonzales, Jesus (Pauline) Gonzales, all of Colorado Springs- and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 1 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, conducted by Pastor Marty Younger. Committal service will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family will receive friends after the committal at His Family Worship Center, 5050 Edison Ave. in Colorado Springs. Per her request there will be no viewing.

Esquilin, David Allan
David Allan Esquilin - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 22, 1989 - David Allan Esquilin, 26, of Colorado Springs died Friday. He had been an auto mechanic for Southgate Amoco for four years. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Monday and from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shrine of Rest Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shrine of Rest Chapel of Roses. The Rev. Harold D. Shoemaker will officiate. Entombment will be in Shrine of Rest Mausoleum. Mr. Esquilin was born Feb. 16, 1962, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Julio Q. and Florence E. (Callahan) Esquilin. He had been a Colorado Springs resident since 1972 and previously lived in Missouri. He graduated from Harrison High School and attended vocational automotive courses at the University of Southern Colorado and Pueblo Community College. He was a member of the Pikes Peak Baseball Association, the Quarterback Club of Harrison High School, and the Harrison High School Letterman's Club. Mr. Esquilin married Peggy Marie Hillman on April 2, 1983, in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his wife and his father; a daughter, Charlotte Renae Esquilin; two brothers, Carl Esquilin of Colorado Springs and Ramon Esquilin of Pueblo; and a sister, Maria Langhorne of Sierra Vista, Ariz. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 601 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903.

Esquilin, Ramon Scott
Ramon Scott Esquilin – Pueblo Chieftain – September 26, 2006 - Ramon Scott Esquilin, 41, passed away Sept. 20, 2006, in Denver. He was born May 24, 1965, in Anchorage, Alaska, to the union of Julio and Florence Esquilin, who preceded him in death; along with a brother, David Esquilin; a sister, Maria Esquilin; and father-in-law, Amado Ballejo. Ramon worked in janitorial service for Parkview and St. Mary-Corwin hospitals. He also owned Ramon's Cleaning Service. He enjoyed watching football games, the Broncos, cowboy movies, fishing, four-wheeling and playing chess. Ramon is survived by wife, Connie Ballejo-Esquilin; daughters, Katie Esquilin, Rachel Esquilin and Rebecca Esquilin; brother, Carl (Vicki) Esquilin; mother-in-law, Dora Ballejo; in-laws, Peggy Winters, Dolores Ballejo, Nancy (Randy) Hernandez, David (Lori) Ballejo and Angelo (Pearl) Ballejo; his beloved pets, Brownie, Circuit and Snuggles; other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, with Father Marco Salinas, officiating. Cremation to follow. The family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall.

Esquivel, Augustina Nunez
Augustina Nunez Esquivel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1998 - Augustina Nunez Esquivel, 82, passed away Sept. 9, 1998, at a local care facility. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Esquivel was born and raised in Salt Creek. She recently celebrated her 82nd birthday on Sept. 2, 1998. Her faithful daughter, Dorothy, had cupcakes for staff members and friends. Mrs. Esquivel stated she was very happy that day and now she was ready" to meet her God. She married Nick Esquivel on Dec. 16, 1937, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on April 28, 1993, as did her parents, Juan and Paz Coca Nunez- stepmother, Lafida Nunez- brothers, Arthur and Steve Nunez- and daughter, Theresa Esquivel Valdez. Survived by her daughter, Dorothy (J. Arthur) Sanchez- three grandchildren, Sandra Sanchez, Scottsdale, Ariz., Kenny (Sandy) Sanchez, Aurora, Colo., and Shirley-Ann Sanchez, Littleton, Colo.- four sisters, Vicky (Paul) Nunez, Eleanor Martinez, Jennie Nunez and Loraine Ortega- a brother, Dimas (Dolores) Nunez- two sisters-in-law, Angie Martinez and Eulalia Nunez- a brother-in-law, Lawrence (Ramona) Esquivel- and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Esquivel was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, Decolores, Eucharistic Adoration Society and the Cursillio Movement. She also played the violin and sang. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Esquivel family will receive friends at St. Francis Hall following the burial rites.

Essary, A. Lee
A. Lee Essary - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1998 - A. Lee Essary, 44, Pueblo, died July 30, 1998. Survived by mother, Joyce R. Essary- brother, Mark W. Essary- sister, Laurelle A. Essary- niece, Rebecca C. Essary- great-aunt, Myrtle Manley- and special friends Ed Dragoo, Bob Rutherford, Kathy Rutherford, Tom Chrisman and Rick Russell. At his request, cremation with no services.

Essary, Joyce Reed
Joyce Reed Essary - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Joyce Reed Essary, 71, passed away March 12, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Jennie Reed; and by her son, Arthur Lee Essary. Survived by her children, Laurella Essary and Mark Essary, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Rebecca Essary, Stephanie LaVoie and her children, all of Pueblo. She also is survived by numerous friends, including her special friend, Ed Dragoo of Pueblo. At her request, cremation with no service. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association through the funeral home office.

Essenburg, Mitsumi
Mitsumi "Katy" Essenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2003 - Mitsumi "Katy" Essenburg, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 21, 2003. She is survived by her husband, Harvin; son, Steven; grandchildren, Maxwell and Molly; and sister, Kikuyo (A.D.) Spafford. Katy was born June 18, 1930, in Fukuoka, Japan. Viewing will be from noon until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family present from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Sally Foulks, CLM, officiating.

Essman, Loran A.
Loran A. Essman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2006 - Loran A. Essman, 89, of Canon City, joined our Lord on March 3, 2006. Born in Ellsworth, Minn., Loran wed Refa L. Meyer on April 23, 1942, at Camp Polk, La. Sent overseas as a tank mechanic in October of 1942, Loran served as a sergeant in the 1st Army, Third Armored Spearhead Division and fought in five major campaigns: Normandy, N. France, Rhineland, Battle of the Bulge and Central Europe. For his service, he was awarded the Jubilee of Liberty Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal and the American Defense Service Medal. Loran moved to Canon City with his family in 1965 after leaving the grocery business in Southern California. He then worked as a produce manager for Hilltop Market and Canon Market before enjoying retirement in Southern Texas. In 1995, Loran and his wife moved back to Canon City. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lorna Faye Taylor. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Refa; daughters, Dawn (Pete) Nelson and Jacqui (Mark) Mitchell; grandchildren, Loran (Meladee) Taylor, Amy Nelson, Mark Mitchell Jr. and Michael Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Tristan and Asia Taylor. Loran enjoyed gardening, barbecuing, deep-sea fishing, his beloved yellow lab, Abby, and making others laugh. His great selfless love for his family and deep sense of patriotism remain an inspiration to his family and all who knew him. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Holt Chapel of the Garden with the Rev. Don Bird officiating.

Essres, Andrew
Andrew Essres - Independent – July 21, 1925 - Andrew Essres, five month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Essres of Strong, died at the family residence Sunday morning. Funeral was held yesterday afternoon. He was buried in the Talpa cemetery.

Essres, Donna
Donna Essres - Huerfano World - August 27, 1992 - Donna Mitchell Essres, 63, of Huntington Beach, CA, died Aug. 10, 1992 in that community. Born in Walsenburg Oct. 9, 1928, she was raised here and graduated from Huerfano County High School. She married Harry Essres in November, 1947 in Walsenburg. Survivors include a son Garrett Essres, Las Osos, CA, and a daughter, Carol Reed, Mena, AR, and three grandchildren. Burial was in Good Shepard Cemetery in Huntington Beach. Correction - Huerfano World - September 3, 1992 - The Obituary of Donna Essres, not Effres, that appeared in the Huerfano World Aug. 27, 1992, was received by telephone. Mrs. Essres was the former Donna Mitchell of Walsenburg. She died Aug. 10, 1992 in Huntington Beach, CA. The staff regrets the error. [Correction made to reflect proper name for Tri-County Obituaries Database].

Essres, Harry
Harry Essres - Huerfano World - August 23, 1984 - Harry Essres, 1319 Joliet, Pueblo, Aug. 16, 1984. Father of Mrs. Carol Reed, Mena, Ark., and Gary Essres, Fallbrook, Calif. Son of Mrs. B. Lilly Essres, Pueblo, and brother of Mrs. Edith (Julian) Trujillo and Mrs. Sophia Castillo, of Pueblo. Survived also by two grandchildren; nephews, Roland (Ann) Castillo, Gary and Gus Trujillo, and his nieces, Lydia and Dorothy Trujillo. Also survived by his special friend, Helen Sponnoble. Predeceased by his brother, Theodore Essres. Mr. Essres was retired from Brent-Lee Manufacturing Company. He was a veteran of service with the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was a member of DAV Chapter No. 39. Mr. Essres will lie in state Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at George McCarthy Almont Funeral Home, Pueblo. Service, 1:30 p.m. Monday August 20, 1984, Boies Almont Chapel. Interment, Masonic Cemetery.

Essres, Theodore
Theodore "Ted" Essres - Denver Rocky Mountain News - January 31, 2000 - Theodore "Ted" Essres, 68, of Castle Rock died 25 Dec in Denver. He was born in Walsenburg on 13 Nov 1931. He married Margaret Gray in 1961. He served in the Navy. Survivors include his wife; son George of Castle Rock, daughter Jane Miller of Castle Rock, sister Mary Guadagnoli.

Estanizoa, A.
A. Estanizoa – Rifle Telegram – March 3, 1909 – Two Miners Slain Near Walsenburg.  Walsenburg. – A. Estanizoa, 28, and Joe Rames, 30, Mexicans, were murdered while at work in the Jackson mine eight miles west of Walsenburg.  The bodies were found in the east entry of the mine.  A miner's pick had been driven into Rames' head and the head and neck were terribly mashed.  Estanizoa's head was crushed and his face was covered with bruises.  The bodies were found thirty-five feet apart with a loaded coal car between them.

Estelle F. Stewart
Estelle F. Stewart - Pueblo Chieftain – September 23, 2006 - Estelle F. Stewart - Estelle F. Stewart, 85, was born Aug. 1, 1921, in McDowell County, N.C. She went to be with the Lord Sept. 21, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Dale Stewart; parents, Zack and Dicie Smith; daughter, Virginia (Larry) Higinbotham; sister, Donna Bjorklund; brothers, Theodore, Cecil, Troy and Harold Smith. She is survived by her daughters, Donna A. (Rick Ortiz) Stewart, Pueblo, Marion Dale Stewart, Thornton, Colo., Marilyn Goggin, Pueblo West, Colo., and Patricia Davis of Salisbury, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Paul (Joyce) Smith, both of Black Mountain, N.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Estelle was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed her gardening and loved roses. Estelle also was a wonderful cook and made holidays and birthdays special. Estelle brought great joy to her family and friends and made many trips to visit them in North Carolina and California. She loved children and ran a day care facility from her home for 20 years. She will be sadly missed by all. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Monday, both at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Special thank you to Life Care Center of Pueblo for their loving care of Estelle. Donations in Estelle's memory may be made to the National Stroke Association in care of the funeral home.

Estep, Frank Sr.
Frank Estep Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2005 - Frank Estep Sr., 84, passed away June 4, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Roselee, with whom he would have celebrated 59 years of marriage June 23, 2005; his son, Frank Estep Jr., Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Audrey and Brian Estep, both of Colo. Springs; brothers, Bob Estep, Tucson, Ariz., Walter Estep, Pueblo West and George Estep, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Louise Turley and Ethel (Ray) Rayburn, both of Pueblo, and Harriet (Jerry) Vang, Ensign, Kans. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Frank served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot, where he was a quality control inspector. He was a member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make donations to either Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Pueblo Fire Dept. in his memory. Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2005 - Frank Estep Sr. In addition to the previously listed survivors, Frank also is survived by his brothers, Walter (Patty) Estep of Pueblo West, and George (Jacque) Estep of Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Estep, Fred A.
Fred A. Estep - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2002 - Fred A. Estep, born Aug. 12, 1933, in Rye, Colo., passed away March 9, 2002. Survived by his wife and partner, Connie Estep of the family home; and children, Scott W. (Lori) Estep, Pueblo West, Rick (Kimberly) Estep, Pueblo, Melinda Estep, Denver, and Mark Estep of the family home. Grandfather of Jennifer and Sierra Estep; brother of Frank (Rosalie) Estep and George (Jackie) Estep, both of Pueblo, Bob (Ruth) Estep, Tucson, Ariz., and Walt (Patty) Estep of Los Chavez, N.M. Predeceased by brother, Jim Estep; and sisters, Mary Scholes and Virginia Shepard. He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Sam. A member of Central Christian Church and a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Fred was affiliated with Bassett Construction for 21 years. Following a paralyzing accident, he fought a long and courageous battle during the latter part of his life. He was a longtime member of the Pueblo Jaycees and was voted the Man of the Year in 1969. He was an active JCI senator and member of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. Fred was an avid sports fan and loved attending USC basketball games and traveling to view any sporting event. He loved the outdoors and the mountains, especially the family ranch in Beulah. He was a patriotic individual and was especially fond of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Estep worked on a variety of committees involved with vocational technical centers at East and South High schools. He was a benefactor to both USC and Parkview hospital and chaired the effort to fund and build the Vietnam War Memorial at USC. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at George McCarthy Funeral Home, followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2002, Central Christian Church. The family will receive friends in the church hall following the service where dinner will be served. Memorial contributions may be made to the ARC in care of the funeral home office.

Estep, Pete
Pete Estep - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1998 - Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at the West Side Christian Church in Rocky Ford. A private burial will precede at an earlier time. Survived by wife, Elizabeth and two children.

Estep, Ruth T.
Ruth T. (Nixon) Estep - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2003 - Ruth T. (Nixon) Estep born January 2, 1930 in Pueblo, Colorado, died peacefully in her home on November 10, 2003 in Tucson, Arizona. She was surrounded by her loving husband of 57 years, Robert Estep and her 3 daughters and 1 granddaughter. She worked many years for Safeway as a meat wrapper and then she and her husband enjoyed many years seeing the country in their travel trailer. They settled in Arizona where the air was drier and her heart was less fatigued. She grew to love the desert and has chosen to have her ashes scattered there. Although Ruth's heart had many physical failings, the love and compassion flowed freely from it. Ruth loved to fish, do craftwork and read. She will be forever missed by her husband, Robert and her daughters, Janet and Robert Hicks, Tucson, Arizona; Bonnie Martin, Tucson, Arizona; Nanette and Gregg Weiss, Salt Lake City, Utah; as well as her granddaughter, Sheila Henderson, Pueblo, Colorado; and grandson Donald and Mona Henderson, Naples, Italy; and her great granddaughter, Jennifer Henderson, Naples, Italy. There will be a memorial service at Rincon Country Mobile Home Park in Tucson Wednesday, November 12th at 9am. The family respectfully requests no flowers. Donations can be made in Ruth's name to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032-9982

Esterbrook, Mary
Mary Esterbrook - Wray Gazette - June 24, 1905 - Mrs. Mary Esterbrook was killed by lightning at Pueblo on the afternoon of June 29th while standing on the sidewalk talking to her husband, Mr. W. D. Esterbrook, who was also hurt, but not seriously. A little girl, the daughter of B. S. Baker, who was standing about twelve feet away, was made unconscious and remained so for about four hours.

Estes, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean (Ray) Estes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2004 - Barbara Jean (Ray) Estes, 64, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 27, 2004. Survived by her mother, Margaret Jaquet of South Hutchison, Kan.; sons, Ted and Lance "Kelly" (Mary) of Pueblo, and Kenny of Benson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Joshua (whom she helped raise), Amanda, Teddy, Michael, Matthew, Heather, Cassandra, Monica, Heidy, Kelsy, and Rebecka; and great-grandson, Jonathan. Barbara was looking forward to the birth of Amanda's daughter, her first great-granddaughter, in January. Also survived by her sister, Judy Gilly; and brothers, Bill Ray and Buddy Jaquet, all of South Hutchison, Kan. Preceded in death by her father; her only daughter, Cindy; and grandmother, Betty DeWeece. Born to James and Margaret Ray, March 29, 1940, in Pueblo, Colo. Barbara lived in the Pueblo area for many years and was a devoted member of Praise Assembly of God. She was well-known by family and friends as the peacemaker and had a strong love for her family and the Lord. She will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held after the services at the church.

Estes, Charles M.
Charles Estes - Huerfano World - August 5, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1916: Charles Estes, 42, was run over and killed by a railroad car, leaving a wife, two children, his father C.F. Estes and sister Mrs. Heilman. Huerfano World - August 9, 2001 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Charles M. Estes, brakeman for the C&S, was killed Tuesday by being run over by the train.

Estes, Charles
Charles Estes - Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 1928 - Charles Estes, ages 23 years, at a local hospital Friday morning. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Georgia Estes of St. Joseph, Mo. The remains were forwarded yesterday to St. Joseph, Mo., internment by T. G. McCarthy & Sons. Pueblo Chieftain - June 9, 1928 - Charles Estes who has been in charge of the cushion concessions at the Centennial stadium, died Friday morning at St. Mary's hospital. The remains were shipped Friday to St. Joseph, Mo., where his mother, Mrs. Georgia Estes resides. The body was cared for by T. G. McCarthy and Sons.

Estes, Charles Marshall
Charles Marshall Estes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1944 - Charles Marshall Estes, at hospital, Tuesday, Nov. 28. Husband of Mrs. Arda Estes; father of Mrs. Harry Malone, Mrs. A. A. Carroll; Mrs. Fred Woolyen and Mrs. Clyde McNeil, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. George William, Kansas City, Kan.; son of Mrs. F. E. Estes, Warrensburg, Mo. Several brothers and sisters; grandfather of one. Member of the Presbyterian church, and Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 3295, Eldorado Springs, Mo.

Estes, John William
John William Estes – Pueblo Chieftain – October 13, 2006 - John William Estes passed away Oct. 8, 2006, at University of Colorado Hospital, Denver. He was born Feb. 24, 1932, in Sherman, Texas. He graduated from Shawnee High School, lettering in football, basketball and baseball; served in the U.S. Navy 1951 to 1954 on the USS Marsh during the Korean conflict; graduated East Central College, Ada, Okla., in 1958; earned a M.A. from Adams State College, Alamosa, in 1968. Bill taught P.E. and Social Studies; coaching football, basketball and track at Custer County Schools (1964-72); Dolores schools (1972-75); Monte Vista schools (1975-78). He moved to Greensburg, Kan., as counselor

Estes, Myrtle
Myrtle Estes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2000 - Myrtle Estes, 96, went to be with Jesus on Jan. 12, 2000. Myrtle was born in DeKalb County, Mo., March 28, 1903, to George and Ethel Bennitt. Her love for books and learning brought her to the art of education and she became a school teacher and taught until her marriage to Earl M. Estes in 1928, who precedes her in death; as do her daughter, Carol Lee Eddlemon; two grandchildren, Lawrence and Dottie Jean, 1965; grandson, Ray Estes, 1978; and sister, Coy Austin. She will be remembered with love by her survivors, including sons, Earl M. (Beverly) Estes, Bismarck, N.D., and Vernon (Gleda) Estes of Canon City; sister-in-law, Nannette Grizzell; brother-in-law, Lewis Estes; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; niece, Phyllis Davis; as well as other nieces and nephews. She leaves her family with heirlooms of love, as each one has a special quilt that she made for them. She enjoyed her quilting, crochet, crossword puzzles and reading, especially the Bible. She was the author of three books, "Noah's Ark," "Studies in Genesis" and a book of poety entitled "Myrtle's Musings." She was a proficient speller and won many spellings B's. Myrtle loved her family and her hobbies, but her first love was her church where she taught Sunday School for nearly 50 years, held Bible studies for the children and will be sadly missed by everyone for her Sunday puzzles. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday and at Calvary Baptist Church in Canon City from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, with interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ray Estes Memorial Scholarship fund through Calvary Baptist Church of Canon City.

Estey, Robert B.
Robert B. Estey – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – November 2, 1914 – Leadville's Veteran Mining Man Passes Away at Ripe Old Age – Prominently Identified With Life of District – Robert B. Estey died at Boulder yesterday afternoon. The telephone message to this effect was received by Mr. A. V. Hunter, of this city, and later in the evening Mr. Norman Estey gave the intelligence to the Herald Democrat. Mrs. Estey, the widow, and Norman Estey, the son, live at 1662 Pearl street in Denver. During the afternoon yesterday word reached them that Mr. Estey, at the Boulder sanitarium, was sinking rapidly. His son at once started for Boulder, but before he could reach the bedside, Mr. Estey was dead. About two years ago failing health compelled Mr. Estey to retire from active business life. He spent some time at Clark's Wells in Pueblo, and a year ago appeared to be considerably improved. While the symptoms of disease appeared to leave him, he slowly and steadily grew weaker, and a short time ago went to the Boulder sanitarium, within easy reach of Denver so that his wife and son were enabled to spend much of their time at his bedside. Mr. Estey was 79 years old at the time of his death. “Mr. Estey has done more for the mining industry of Leadville than any other single man,” was the tribute paid last night to his memory by John Groberg, who for twenty-seven years has been his most trusted mining superintendent and close personal friend. No man acquainted with the work which Mr. Estey has done in this district will doubt for a moment the truth of this tribute. Since 1879 he had been closely identified with the development of the district and was the active promoter of many of its largest and most important enterprises. Robert B. Estey was born 79 years ago at Calais, Maine, of old New England ancestors. When a mere boy Mr. Estey was attracted by the stories from the golden shores of California and was among the first of the Argonauts to reach that promised land. He made the trip across the Isthmus of Panama and spent several years in the pioneer days of the first gold discovery on the Pacific coast. Mr. Estey later lived in Nevada where he actively engaged in mining, laying the foundation for a practical knowledge of the business combined with a thorough technical training which proved later so valuable to him when he came to the Leadville district. He arrived here in 1879, and one of his first mining ventures was the sinking of a shaft on Iron Hill not far from the Silver Cord. Later he became associated with Mr. S. W. Mudd in the development of property on Carbonate Hill, operating for some time the Leadville Consolidated Mining company group. In the early nineties Mr. Estey organized the Union Leasing and Mining company, the first attempt at consolidation in the Leadville district. The properties acquired by the company consisted of a number of claims on East Fryer Hill which hitherto had been operated individually, but owing to heavy pumping expenses could not be worked to a profit. The Union company established a central pumping plant at the El Paso shaft and drained the East Fryer Hill (?) basin, taking out several million dollars worth of ore up to the time of the strike. After the Union company ceased operations, Mr. Estey, either individually or through various companies in which he became actively interested, sank a number of shafts in many portions of the district, and did much toward the development of its geology and the opening up of important ore bodies. Among these enterprises were the Rialto, the Comstock, the Revenue, and the Delante. The Coronado Mining company, one of the largest producers in the Downtown district, was one of Mr. Estey's most successful enterprises. A few years ago he and Mr. Norman Estey, his son, who was associated with him in his mining ventures, operated the Chippewa mine successfully. Mr. Estey was an authority on the geology of the Leadville district. Mining men found him to be a storehouse of knowledge concerning the geological formations and ore deposits, and the promoters of many large mining enterprises in which he was not financially interested eagerly sought his advice and counsel. Mr. Estey was associated in many important mining enterprises, with prominent eastern capitalists who relied implicitly on his judgment and knowledge of the mining business. He was engaged with Mr. S. W. Mudd for a number of years and entered into an active partnership with the late Henry L. Higgins. His relations with his employes and business associates were of the most cordial character. He treated his men justly and generously. The men who served him faithfully he usually retained in his employe, and some of the best and oldest miners in the district were associated underground with the veteran mining man. Engaged as he was during the many years of his active life in ___ing to his many mining ventures and enterprises, Mr. Estey apparently had little time for recreation. He found, however, one source of genuine pleasure and amusement. During the fishing season he took his rod and line and spent days at a time along the banks of the Eagle river, his favorite fishing ground. Leadville will today pay its tribute of respect and admiration to Mr. Estey, for it is to him and men like him that this district owes its prosperity and its importance. He made money, only to spend it again in opening up new sections and new mines. He was a type of the true western mining spirit, the spirit of venture, the spirit to which the west owes its greatness.

Estill, Lottie L.
Lottie L. Estill – Pueblo Chieftain – February 16, 1955 – Mrs. Lottie L. Estill, died at a local hospital Monday. Wife of The Rev. B. D. Estill, and mother of Mrs. Alice Heilig and Victor Estill. Arrangements later.

Estorga, Benita
Benita Estorga - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2001 - Age 62, beloved wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and a Christian friend to many, departed this life March 5, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital following a lengthy illness. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born May 29, 1938. Preceded in death by her father, Rev. Cecilo Ortega; brother, Gabriel Ortega; and father-in-law, Gilbert E. Estorga. She leaves to cherish her memory beloved husband and best friend, Rev. David Estorga; children, Benita Veronica Estorga, Anthony (Bev) Estorga, Elizabeth (Antonio) Castillo and Angel (Albert) Martinez; grandchildren, Dave, Angela, Antoinette, Antonio, Jovan, Xexla and Albert; one great-grandchild; mother, Genoveva Ortega; siblings, Cecelia (Mose) Martinez, Issac (Vera) Ortega, Dorthy (Bob) Palma, Abrie (Louie) Gonzales, Becky (Mel) Ortiz, Ginger (James) Hernandez, Manuel (Becky) Ortega and Salvador (Janice) Ortega; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Estorga; six brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; special friends, Ronnie and Isabelle Gallegos and Margie Casarez; special sister-in-law, Margaret Quieroz; and other relatives and friends. Benita was a faithful member of the Family Worship Center. She enjoyed family gatherings and making tamales. She always looked forward to the Colorado State Fair and would attend every day. Both services, Church of the Good Shepard, 1216 Beech. Evening service, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Rev. Roman Ortiz and Rev. David Smith co-officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 3414 Walnut Lane.

Estrada, Albert
Albert Estrada - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 11, 1921 - Albert Estrada, 23, a laborer, was shot at Pueblo and died in a hospital there. The killing is said to have been the outcome of an argument started in a pool game. No arrests have been made.

Estrada, Alfred M. Jr.
Alfred M. Estrada Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2002 - Age 47, of Pueblo, passed away April 8, 2002. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Canuto and Consuelo Estrada and Juan and Josephita Archuleta; and godfather, Ernest Vialpando. Survived by his wife, Cheryl Estrada; parents, Alfred and Vickie Estrada; daughters, Marcia (Steven) Maese, Colorado Springs, Jen Estrada, Denver, Grace (Marc) Butts; stepson, Carlos Miera Jr.; and stepdaughter, Rhonda Armijo; sisters, pat Montes, Becky (Ted) Herrera, Vicki Trevino and Rita (Danial) Stewart, Denver; six grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Alfred was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved the Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche and had a special love for fishing. Viewing, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday, both at St. Francis Church, with celebrant, the Rev. Tony Wojcinski. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the Mediterranean Hall following interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Romero Family Funeral Home. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Estrada, David J.
David Joseph Estrada - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2002 - Passed away March 30, 2002, in Pueblo. Dave was born July 2, 1938, in Pueblo, to David and Linda Estrada. He was employed in the construction business and enjoyed various home improvement projects. His survivors include his wife, Patricia; son, Eric (Yolanda) Estrada; daughters, Corrine Estrada and Gina Estrada; stepdaughters, Sandra (Jeremy Shadbolt) Apodaca, Nicole Apodaca; sister, Rita Moreno; sister-in-law, Bernadette (Val Martinez) Salazar; his mother-in-law, Lucille Apodaca; aunt, Mary Lou (Ray) Lucero; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Dave is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held at the mortuary from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002. Both services will be held at St. Leander Catholic Church, 1438 E. Seventh. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 535 Cherry Lane in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Patricia Estrada, 535 Cherry Lane, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Estrada, Debbie K.
Debbie K. Estrada (Payne) - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2006 - Debbie K. Estrada (Payne), 41, passed away Jan. 7, 2006. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ralph and Ramona Himes. Debbie is survived by her husband, Rob Estrada; son, Chad Estrada; parents, Elbert and Sharon Payne; sisters, Michelle (Glen) Atteberry and Patricia Payne; two nieces, Kaylynn and Meghan Atteberry; in-laws, Bob and Lorraine Estrada; brother-in-law, Bob (Audrey) Estrada; Lorie and Joe Mestas and many other family members. Special thanks to everyone at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center and Nai Smyer for all you have done. Debbie graduated from South High School in 1984. She attended PCC in the radiology field. She worked for St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for 10 years. Debbie enjoyed reading books, being outdoors, doing crafts and loved her family. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, and funeral service to follow at 4 p.m.; both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Donations maybe made to St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Foundation.

Estrada, Gregory Allen
Gregory Allen Estrada - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1986 - Gregory Allen Estrada, six-day-old-son of Sandra Estrada passed away July 12, 1986, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Cremation. Memorial Mass of the Angels will be held at 7 p m. Thursday at Christ the King Church, with the Rev. Nathanael Foshage, celebrant.

Estrada, Lucy
Lucy Estrada - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2000 - Lucy Estrada, 86, born Jan. 14, 1914, in Springer, N.M. Passed away June 29, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Estrada, in 1960. Survived by her daughter, Dollie (Ernest) Lucero; grandchildren, Ernest (Loretta) Lucero, Susan (Carl Gomez) Lucero, Rhonda Lucero, all of Pueblo, Steve Lucero, Castle Rock, Colo., Karen (Jerry) Turner, Chandler, Ariz., and Sharon (Jeff) Cernik, Fargo, N.D.; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by sister, Jennie Cordova; niece, Anita (Steve) Alcala, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Lucy enjoyed her flower garden, sewing, crochet and reading. She will be greatly missed by her family. At her request, no viewing with cremation to follow funeral service. Funeral service, Monday, 11 a.m. at Romero Chapel. Family requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Relatives and family may be contacted at 2308 W. 12th St. and received at Romero Courtesy after service.

Estrada, Mary Vicky
Mary Vicky Estrada - Huerfano World - December 5, 2002 - In Loving Memory of Mary Vicky Estrada - Sentiment - Sadly missed by, George Estrada and Family.

Estrada, Patrick
Patrick Estrada - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Patrick Estrada passed away at a Fowler Health Care Center Feb. 21, 1986. Father of Melquides Estrada, La Junta, Patrick Estrada Jr., Elizabeth Ann Estrada and Sandra Lynn Estrada, Pueblo; stepfather of Margie Turek, Nebraska, Laverne Wax, Iowa, and Richard Wax, Texas; grandfather of eight. Predeceased by his wife, Opal E. Estrada on Nov. 27, 1983. He was born in Bernalillo, N.M., and was retired from Broderick & Gibbons Inc. He was a veteran of World War II. He formerly spent many years in Swink and La Junta. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Chapel, with the Rev. William V. Powers officiating. Cremation.

Estrada, Soledad
Soledad Estrada - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 1999 - Soledad Estrada, 94, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, June 8, 1999. She was a member of the Mount Carmel Guadalupe Society and the Society of Saragosa Club. She was also remembered by her family as a class "A" cook and seamstress. She was preceded in death by her sons, Arthur Perez and Amador Perez and her husband, Felix Estrada in 1971. She is survived by her children, Tom(Margaret) Silva, Anniceto Silva, Phillip (Glorya) Silva and Ann (Ray)Marshall- devoted friend, Mary Wilcox- caregiver and special friends, Petra Semental and Rachel Semental- special family friends, the Gomez family, Ramirez family, Flores family and Cornejo family- and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, noon-5 p.m. and Thursday, noon-7 p.m. at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A recitation of the rosary will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 11, at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

Estrada-Garcia, Tara Marie
Tara Marie Estrada-Garcia - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2000 - Tara Marie Estrada-Garcia, 23, of Pueblo, passed away April 24, 2000. Born May 2, 1976, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparent, Rose Estrada. Survived by her loving husband, Seph Garcia; and son, Xavier Estrada de Garcia, of the family home; parents, Pano and Becky Estrada, Pueblo West; brother, Chris Estrada, Colorado Springs; grandparents, Steve and Jennie Rodriguez, Pueblo, Cipriano and Madge Estrada, Pueblo; great-grandfather, Esteban Rodriguez, Pueblo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Tara enjoyed working on her family tree. She loved children and her house was always open to them. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese Church, Rev. Vicente Paz en La Casa, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Therese Church Hall after the interment.

Etchart, Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M. Etchart - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2002 - Elizabeth M. Etchart, 84, of 1003 Poplar Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at University Park Nursing Home in Pueblo, Colo. Elizabeth was born July 4, 1917, in Las Animas, Colo., to Juan Jean and Marie Jeannette Etcheverry Etchart. She worked for 45-plus years for Bent County Welfare Office. She was a member of the Business and Professional Woman's Club, she served many years on the accountability committee for Las Animas High School. Also faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She is survived by cousins, Jennifer (David) Anderson, Colorado Springs, Patrick (Janet) Etchart, Denver, Mike Etchart, Falls Church, Va., Betty Kay Nelson, Durango, R.J. (Lindy) Nelson, La Junta. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carol Etchart; and infant sister, Marian Jean Etchart. Rosary service will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with Mass of Commendation at 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in Las Animas Cemetery.

Etchison, Georgia H.
Georgia "Lucille" H. Etchison - Fort Morgan Times - April 4, 2006 - Georgia Etchison, teacher - Georgia "Lucille" H. Etchison, 94, longtime Orchard resident, died Friday evening at the Wiggins Assisted Living Center. Mrs. Etchison was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Holly to Newton and Myrna (Jessup) Hill. She was raised in the Holly community, where she attended school. After graduating from Holly Union High School, she attended Western State College in Greeley. She married Marvin W. Etchison July 14, 1940, in Syracuse, Kan. They lived in Lamar and Trinidad before moving to Orchard in 1942 where they made their permanent home. Mrs. Etchison taught elementary school in Holly, Orchard and Weldona for nearly 25 years. After her retirement, she enjoyed being a helpmate for her husband. She was a member of Weldon Valley Presbyterian Church and its woman organization, Retired Teachers' Association and Calico Club. Mrs. Etchison was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Cora and Ruth; two brothers, Perry and Grant, and her husband, Marvin. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary Chapel in Fort Morgan. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m., also at the mortuary. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. The Heer & Jolliffe Mortuary in Fort Morgan is in charge of arrangements.

Ethrington, Walter J.
Walter J. "Bill " Ethrington - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1987 - Walter J. "Bill " Ethrington passed away April 25, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Judy Ethrington of the family home; step-daughter, Michelle Martin; father-in-law, Earl W. Bunnell; brother-in-law, Glenn Bunnell; a good friend, Theresa Johnson. Preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ethrington, Feb. 2, 1978. Born Dec. 19, 1914, in Pueblo and had been a lifelong Pueblo resident, serving in the U.S. Air Force and retiring from the Pueblo Depot Activity. Member of the First United Methodist Church. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the Park Section of Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Hugh A. Critchett officiating.

Ettleman, John D.
John D. Ettleman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2003 - John D. Ettleman passed away Jan 26, 2003, in Pueblo. John was born Nov. 28, 1960, in Mt. Vernon, Mo., and had lived in this area since 1970. He was a 1979 graduate of Rye High School and owned and operated the Express Yourself Print Shop in Pueblo for several years. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading and was an accomplished chess and dominoes player. He is survived by his parents, Fred and Carolyn Ettleman of Rye; brother, Fred S. (Psyche) Ettleman of New Mexico; sister, Kathy Dunn of Rye; grandparents, Fred D. (Alice) Ettleman; niece and nephew, Jana Dunn and Jason (Amanda) Dunn and their son Ethan; uncles, Bill Fry, Mike Ettleman and David Ettleman; aunts, Virginia Hininger, Delores Blue and Lucy Bregar; as well as numerous cousins. Visitation for Mr. Ettleman will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Greenhorn Valley Baptist Church, 7965 Grand Vista in Rye, with Rev. Paul Clayton officiating. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye.

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