The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Eubanks, Marjorie Marion
Marjorie Marion Eubanks - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1997 - Marjorie Marion Eubanks, 89, passed away Dec. 10, 1997. Survived by her son, Paul C. (Helen) Eubanks, Pueblo, Colo.- grandchildren, Christy Chandler, Elgin, Ill., Robert Eubanks, Denver, Colo., and Douglas Eubanks, California. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Eubanks and daughter, Kelly. Born to Jessie (nee McNamee) and William W. Mosher on Jan. 13, 1908, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mrs. Eubanks was a longtime Pueblo area resident, graduating from Centennial High School and was a sales clerk at Crews-Beggs for more than 20 years. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will be no services. Cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Eurich, Eileen Ceila
Eileen Ceila Eurich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2005 - Eileen Ceila Eurich, 89, passed away Jan. 15, 2005. Born Aug. 25, 1915, to the union of William and Pauline Pugh. She is preceded in death by her son, William Zittle; brothers, Bud, Verne and Wayne Pugh. Eileen is survived by her husband of 43 years, Edward T. Eurich; daughter in-law, Twila Zittle; brother in-law, Richard (Diane) Eurich; sisters in-law, Betty (Andrew) Corsentino and Marilyn Godinez; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Eileen graduated from York High School in York, Neb. She received a B.A. in education from Peru State Teachers College in Peru, Neb. She taught in Nebraska and Wyoming for five years and then moved to Pueblo and taught for 30 years in District 60. She belonged to the NEA and AARP, and was past president of the ADK National Teachers Honorary Society. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, Shrine of St. Therese, with inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Eurich, Mary
Mary Eurich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1999 - Mary Eurich, 89, passed away Sept. 17, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Frank; and brothers, Steve and Andrew Manyik. Survived by children, Betty (Andrew) Corsentino and Marilyn Eurich, both of Littleton, and Edward T. (Eileen) Eurich and Richard (Diane) Eurich, both of Pueblo; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by sisters, Helen Manyik and Margaret King of Colorado Springs, Ann Kersey, Lexington, Ky.; brothers, George Manyik of Colorado Springs, Tom Manyik of Cary, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of Pueblo Aerie #145 Ladies Auxiliary (FOE) and a longtime member of Shrine of St. Therese. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother who loved gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund in her memory.

Eurich, Mary M.
Mary M. Eurich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2001 - Mary M. Eurich, age 90, born Dec. 6, 1910, in Ramah, Colo., to Andrew and Sophie Cirbo, passed away Sept. 16, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents and younger sister, Anna Fujaros. She is survived by four half-sisters, Susie Mikita and Margie Mikita, both of Calhan, Jeannie (Paul) Swaniga and Emma Timora, both of Colorado Springs; and two sons, Darrell Eurich, Pueblo, and Thomas (Lucrecia) Eurich of Denver. Grandmother of Joan Eurich and Mary Jean (Darian) Minch, both of Fort Collins. Mary worked in Colorado Springs and later moved to Pueblo, where she was a housewife and mother. She then moved to Denver and lived there until her death. At her request, no viewing. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with reception to follow in St. Patrick Church Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of St. Andrew's in care of the funeral home office.

Eurioste, Manuel
Manuel Eurioste - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1998 - Manuel Eurioste, 84, passed away Nov. 18, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Grace, on Nov. 18, 1996- and by his stepchildren, Polly Avalos and Grace Paiz. Survived by children, Manuel (Lynda) Eurioste, Lilly Eurioste, Rudy (Cher) Eurioste, Alfred Peralta, Louise (Moses) Valdez, Veronica Villa and Sarah (Manuel) Garcia, all of Pueblo- stepchildren, Dave (Buma) Montoya of Santa Monica, Calif., Jennie (Richard) Herman and Frances (Joe) Gonzales, both of Trinidad, Colo., Inez (Fidel) Tafoya and Virginia (Sam) Conde, both of Denver, Geraldine (Eloy) Martinez and Joe Buddy" Avalos, both of Trinidad- and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with interment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Eustis, Bill H.
Bill H. Eustis - Tulsa World - August 24, 1996 - Baptist Pastor Dies After 57 Years in Ministry - Krebs - The Rev. Bill H. Eustis, a retired Baptist minister, died Thursday. He was 77. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in McAlester under the direction of Chaney Funeral Home in McAlester. A Walsenburg, Colo., native, Eustis was ordained to the ministry when he was 19. He was an evangelist and pastor for 57 years at churches in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In Tulsa, he served at Nogales Avenue, Phoenix Avenue, Southern Hills, Sheridan Road and Lombard Avenue Baptist Churches. He served the Southern Baptist Convention at the association level as the chairman of the Evangelism, Finance and Mission Committee. At the state level, he served as president of the Arkansas State Convention. He was also appointed to the state board of directors, the Hospital Committee, the Church Loan Committee and the Evangelism Committee. He served on the Executive Committee for three years and was the chairman of the committee that brought the Billy Graham Crusade to Tulsa. He is survived by his wife, Jackie White Eustis; daughter, Esther A. Hammet of Krebs; three sons, Bill Eustis of McAlester, David Eustis of Tulsa and Paul Eustis of Coco Beach, Fla; three step-sons, Steve Fisher of Elgin, Texas, Greg Fisher of Margate, Fla. and Wesley Fisher of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a sister, Annie Watson of Krebs; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Evancich, Anton
Anton Evancich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Anton Evancich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Anton Evancich: Austrian, age 40, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Evanega, John
John Evanega - Huerfano World - March 5, 1992 - John Evanega, 67, of Walsenburg died Feb. 26, 1992. Born Apr. 27, 1924 in Braddock, PA, he was raised there and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1955. He served in World War II as a member of the 82nd Airborne Col, 508th Parachute Infantry in Europe, receiving many distinguished awards. He was a teacher at Strack Elementary School in Pueblo for 20 years, retiring in 1976. He was an avid golfer and gardener and enjoyed traveling. Survivors include many nieces and nephews and his good friends Tony and Elinor Catalano of Pueblo and Gerald, Erin and Sherman Jerant of Walsenburg. Cremation.

Evans, Alexander C.
Alexander C. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2000 - Alexander C. Evans, 82, passed away June 20, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Majorie Evans; children, David (Carol) Evans, Barbara (Nathan) Lira and Janice Stavast; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Curtis (Enid) Evans; and sister, Eleanor Ray. Alexander was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At his request, cremation with no services.

Evans, Alva D.
Alva D. Evans - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 27, 1918 - Five Colorado boys missing and two killed in action are on the roll of the casualty lists made public by the war and marine departments, Sept. 20. The missing are Alva D. Evans, Colorado Springs; George B. Lance, Thatcher; Claude L. McCoy, Olney Springs; Richard N. Nickerson, Grand Junction and George E. Taber, Manitou. The killed are Alex P. Christofferson, Pinneo, and Anastacio Trajillo, Walsenburg.

Evans, Ann Collins
Ann Collins Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1999 - Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home Lyons, N.Y. - Ann Collins Evans, 82, of Cherry Street died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, at her home. There will be no prior calling hours. A funeral Mass will be Saturday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, Lyons, N.Y. Burial will be in Lyons Rural Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to St. Michael's Church, Lyons. Ann was born in Lyons, April 29, 1916, the daughter of Cornelius and Lisitta Bremer Collins. She was a lifelong resident of Lyons and grew up in Colorado with Native Americans. She attended Syracuse University and was an equine artist, world renowned. She was a member of St. Michael's Church. She is survived by her husband, Laramie- a daughter, Larry Ann Evans of Lyons- one grandson, Alexander Calvo- and a sister, Ellen Gardner of Lyons. Arrangements are by Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home, 77 Williams St., Lyons.

Evans, Billie Jean
Billie Jean Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Billie Jean Evans, 61, of Rockvale, Colo., died Dec. 6, 1997. She was born Sept. 12, 1936, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Jack and Mabel (Bishop) Rockwell. She began working in the mid-60s at the Florence School cafeteria. After a few years she became the Director of Food Service, a position she held until this past summer when her health forced her into retirement. Billie was a member of the American School Food Service Association and the Florence Lions Club. On Jan. 15, 1955, in Raton, N.M., she married David D. Evans Sr., who survives. Billie is also survived by her mother, Mabel, of Pacific, Mo.,- a daughter, DeAnna (Ken) Bergman of Canon City- a son, David (Sonia) Evans Jr. of Rockvale- four granddaughters, Erika Bergman, Melody Evans, Amanda Bergman and Amber Evans- a sister, Sue (Ron) Counts of Pacific, Mo.- a brother, Charles Rockwell- and numerous nieces and nephews. Family was the most important part of Billie's life. Her greatest joy was seeing her granddaughters grow into young women. Friends also played a big part in Billie's life, always putting others before herself. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Claude Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Society or the Leukemia Society of America through the funeral home office. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home, Florence.

Evans, Chester Earl
Chester Earl Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2000 - Chester Earl Evans, born Nov. 26, 1918, at Rocky Ford, Colo., passed away at Parkview hospital Aug. 1, 2000. Preceded in death by parents, Anthony and Fern Evans; sister, Marian (Hugh) Burry; son, Daniel (Jerri) Evans. He is survived by wife, Marjorie; son, Tim (Judy) Evans; sister, Ruth (Pete) Welty; grandsons, Robert (Tammie) Evans and Michael (Kristie) Evans; granddaughters, Vicki (Clint) Thomason and Danielle Evans; great-grandsons, Brandon, Cody, Tyler and Austin Evans; great-granddaughters, Sammantha Thomason and Katie Evans; nephews, Marion (Dorothy), Chester (Sybil), Lawrence (Carol) Burry, Lee (Sara) Chamblain; nieces, Marie (Glenn) Heller and Helen (Joe) Maldonado; brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Marvin (Marie) Lambuth; also survived by numerous cousins, great-nephews and great-nieces. Mr. Evans served in the U.S. Army 157 infantry WWII prisoner of war for 13 months in Germany. He retired from the Board of Water Works. Member Bethel Methodist Church, Pioneer Bowmen Archery Club, life member National Field Archery Assoc. and Colorado State Archery Assoc., member VFW and DAV. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2000, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, Rose Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home following services. Donations may be made in memory of Chester to Alzheimer Association, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004 or American Heart Association, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, CO 81003. A special thanks to all nurses and Dr. Burchett.

Evans, Clyde Lewis
Clyde Lewis Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2002 - Age 71, departed this life March 6, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. A lifetime Puebloan, Clyde was born Aug. 21, 1930. He always stated he led a very colorful life. He served 12 years in the U.S. Army and was a member of the 82nd Airborne where he made 99 successful jumps. He would always tell the paratrooper in front and in back of him “may you live forever and I never die.” Clyde was a certified electronics technician. He enjoyed the challenge of repairing electronics equipment and had worked many years for the former Martin Music Co. Clyde was twice featured in The Pueblo Chieftain by reporters Ada Brownell and Liana Nalbrandian. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved wife, Barbara Metts Evans; children, Christopher Leon Evans, Chrystina Leann Evans, Tristan C. Evans, Cameron Lewis Evans, Phillip R. Greaves, Shari A. Tieger, James Carl (Sammie Jo) Graves, Vanessa R. Tafoya and Mary L. (Kevin) Crucabur; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Lomax; other relatives and many friends. Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, Edward John and Mary Susan (Level) Evans, and siblings, June Wright, Albert Hutchinson, Eddie Evans and Marion Hutchinson. At Clyde's request, cremation has taken place. There will be no formal service. Family will receive friends at 2124 W. 14th St.

Evans, Dave
Dave Evans - Huerfano World - January 12, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1898: Bob Mandolini and Dave Evans were shot and killed at a saloon in Pictou.

Evans, David H.
David H. Evans – Pueblo Indicator – December 19, 1914 – Insurance Money – Among the long list of death payments made by the western fraternity of Woodmen of the World by its November assessments were the following in Pueblo: Carrie Covars, widow of John F. Covars, $3,000; Clara Hitchins Collins, widow of John A. Collins, $2,000; Minnie Bergt, widow of William C. Bergt, $1,000; Katherine Evans, widow of David H. Evans, $2,000; Mary J. Robinson, widow of James H. Robinson, $2,000; Frances M. Warren, widow of John A. Warren, $2,000; Ada C. Townsend, sister of Albert D. Chapman, $2,000. In none of these cases had total payments to their camps amounted to one-fourth of the sums received by the heirs. Indeed, Mr. Bergt had paid in only $54, while Covars, who had been a member since 1890, had paid a total of $602.80. The previous month there were four beneficiaries in Pueblo in similar amounts.

Evans, E. W.
E. W. Evans - Wray Rattler - August 02, 1917 - Body of Col. Evans Sent East. The body of Col. E. W. Evans, U. S. A., who was found dead in his room in a Pueblo hotel, was sent to his home at Newport, N. Y. Maj. James A. Force of the First cavalry regiment, D. N.G., accompanied the body.

Evans, Edward E.
Edward E. "Gene" Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 1986 - Edward E. "Gene" Evans, of W. Abriendo, Sept. 4, 1986. Husband of Frances A. Evans. Stepfather of Doris May (Norman) Amy, San Jose, Calif. Brother of Albert Evans, Pueblo, and Thomas Evans, Boulder; and half brother of Catherine Lamburg, Salida. Also survived by his stepmother, Mary Evans, Salida; grandchildren, Gary L. Amy and Norman (Susan) Amy, both of Tucson, Ariz., Janelle (Dennis) Fleming, San Jose, Calif., and Todd Amy, Claremont, Calif.; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a brother, Matt Evans. A Pueblo resident since 1941 and member of St. Mary Parish, Mr. Evans was employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. from 1941 until his retirement in 1974. He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army; a member of the Pueblo Elks Lodge 90; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 145; Pueblo Chapter 22, International Footprinters Association; CF&I Retired Men's Club; USWA Local 2102; WSA, Slovan Lodge 3; and Presern Glee Club. Mr. Evans was a past member of Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District. Services, St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday; rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Elk's committal service, Roselawn. The family will greet friends at the church following the Mass. They respectfully request the omission of food.

Evans, Elmer E.
Elmer E. Evans - Walsenburg World - May 15, 1923 - Answers the Last Role Call - Elmer E. Evans, G.A.R. Veteran, died in this city on May 12th. Elmer E. Evans, one of the dwindling number of G.A.R. veterans died at his home in Walsenburg on Saturday, May 12th, 1923 at the age of 80 years and 16 days. Mr. Evans had been in ill health for a year or so past and his passing to the beyond was expected by the family. Funeral services were held Monday from the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Evans has been for many years a resident of Walsenburg and he numbered his friends by the hundreds. The deceased was born in Ashland Ohio, April 16, 1843 and was the youngest of eight children, three boys and five girls all of whom are now dead. Mr. Evans father died when he was two years of age and he went to live with relatives on a farm where he remained until he was seventeen years of age, at which time he enlisted in Company H 42 Ohio volunteers. He served thru out the war most of the time under General Garfield, after President Garfield, with the army of the east for a time and later in the Tennessee campaign. He was in Ford's theatre in Washington on the night before President Lincoln's assassination and was detailed as a guard over Lincoln conspirator following their capture, and remained on duty as such until the plotters were executed. Following his discharge from the army he moved to Kansas, going into the cattle business in Emporia. In those days success in that business depended on fighting cattle rustlers and Indian attacks. In 1885 Mr. Evans married Miss Lilly Berg of Emporia, Kansas. In 1889 Mr. and Mrs. Evans moved to Colorado and settled in Walsenburg where they have lived up to the present time. The deceased is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Lena Countryman and Miss Eva Evans. The sympathy of the entire citizenship of Walsenburg is extended to the bereaved mourners.

Evans, Elwood
Elwood Evans – Bayfield Blade – August 3, 1917 – Colonel Elwood Evans Found Dead – Pueblo – Col. Elwood Evans, commander of the famous negro regiment which took part in the battle of Carrizal, Mex., two years ago, and detailed by the War Department to superintend the inspection of all Colorado National Guard prior to federalization, was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment here. He died from apoplexy superinduced by heart disease. Col. Evans came to Pueblo to begin the first inspection of the Second regiment stationed at the fair grounds.

Evans, Eunice M.
Eunice M. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2000 - Eunice M. Evans, 77, of Las Animas, died in the Ark. Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta, May 16, 2000. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the First Baptist Church, Sixth and Locust, in Las Animas. Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Evans, Evelyn
Evelyn Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Robert Evans, 83, went to be with the Lord Feb. 8, 2005. Evelyn Evans, 84, went to be with her loving husband in the Lord's care on Feb. 9, 2005. They are survived by children, Phillip (Magi) Evans and Debra Burns; grandchildren, Brian, Neal Evans, Amanda (Duane) Hensler, Kevin Burns; Evelyn's brother, Richard Hutchinson; special nieces, Sue (Pete) Willburn and Ruby (Charles) Jones; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Evelyn's brothers, Clyde Hutchinson, Jr. and Don Hutchinson. Robert served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific. Robert and Evelyn were married June 30, 1946, in Las Animas. Robert owned and operated Belmont Hardware for 32 years. Evelyn taught kindergarten for 25 years for District 60. They enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, gardening and spending time with their grandchildren. Evelyn was a talented porcelain painter. She belonged to Delta Kappa Gamma, Morton Retired Teachers, Pueblo Retired Teachers and PEO. They both were members of First Presbyterian Church for 54 years. They worked and played together for the 58 years they were married and were, and will be "best buddies" for eternity. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, at First Presbyterian Church. Private family inurnment to follow. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta, or the Alzheimer Association.

Evans, Flora
Flora Evans - Huerfano World Journal - August 01, 2008 - Evans Murder Mystery - Haunted houses. Screams in the night. Blood, gore and maniacs with meat cleavers. Tall tales to scare people or reality? Many Huerfanos grew up with stories told to scare them as they passed a lonely ranch east of I-25. Seventy-four years ago, the World Independent's banner headline was not about Hitler's rise to power that August, but about a heinous murder in Huerfano County. At 10 am on August 3, 1934, Gene Brinker and Ollie Scott, two highway bridge workers, found the bodies of William and Flora Evans. William, 71, and Flora, 65, had been hacked to death. Mr. Evans was found in the front door with his head inside the parlor and his feet on the front porch. Mrs. Evans was found outside, just north of the house. Sheriff Harry Capps and his deputies arrived to find a gruesome and puzzling murder scene. Blood was splattered all over the house. Yet no valuables had been taken. Jewelry and money lay untouched, and the house was tidy. The only sign of a struggle was a tipped over rocking chair. The attacks began in the bedroom with blood trails beginning on the pillowcases. Mrs. Evans was the first attacked. She and her husband fled the bedroom. Mr. Evans, in an attempt to escape the assailant, threw the rocker down. He was caught as he reached the front door where he was slashed and his skull beaten to a pulp. Mrs. Evans ran for the kitchen and then out towards the highway where she was cut down. The maniac hacked at her head and shoulders until she fell. Evidence showed that she bled to death. No motive could be found for the murders. A posse hunted for a maniac who had escaped from the Pueblo Asylum on July 27 with a fellow inmate. Known to be dangerous, George Scholl was said to be heading for the Walsenburg and Gardner area. The Sheriff therefore suspected Scholl had committed the murders. The sheriff's department, joined by the couple's son, Frank Evans of Colorado Springs, combed the area for Scholl. They also searched for a mysterious touring car that had been seen at 7:30 am in front of the Evans house, just before the murders were discovered. Another mystery was that Mr. Evans' horse was found saddled and bridled in the barn the morning of the murder. Mr. Evans, a farmer, would never have left a horse in that condition. It was speculated that the murderer had planned to escape on horseback and then changed his mind. The only other evidence to be found was that someone had lain on the guest bed at some point. The pillow was disturbed but the bed not slept in. The County Coroner, Dr. S.J. Lamme, shocked the audience at the inquest held a few days later as he described the horrific wounds. Evidence presented by various witnesses gave a glimpse of the Evans' last night. Mrs. Evans returned home around 7 pm with Guy Schlink Jr. and Zelma Sefton who had been visiting. At some point in the evening, the couple sat in the parlor and read their copy of the World Independent. John McQuade, the night watchman at the construction site on the highway, heard noises and knocking about around 10 pm. This was the time Dr. S. J. Lamme approximated the couple had died. However, since he saw no lights, he ignored the noises. A few days later on August 7, a house in Beulah was invaded by a mysterious man who stood over the bed of a young boy and then disappeared when another family member coughed in his sleep. The man escaped and was not found. The description matched that of George Scholl. On August 8, R.L. Laird of Denver was assigned to the Evans murder. He was deputized by Sheriff Harry Capps and given full authority to solve the most brutal murder in Colorado's history. To date, the case has not been solved.

Evans, Florence May
Florence May Evans – Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 17, 1875 - The Canon City Calamity - The unfortunate occurrences mentioned in yesterday morning's dispatches are even more deplorable than at first supposed. Mrs. Evans, her child, and Mrs. Evans sister, Miss Buckingham, are all three dead. Mr. Evans left his house about 5:50 P.M., saying, "get supper ready and I will be down soon." In a half hour thereafter, a young girl was seen running from the house enveloped in flames. She fell into the gutter and was picked up by passing parties. Then the house was discovered in flames. The neighbors rushed in and found Mrs. Evans standing with all her clothes burned off except her corsets and a few shreds, with the infant lying between her feet screaming. The whole three were carried into an adjoining building. The mother lay upon the floor burned from head to foot - one solid mass of burned flesh; the sister on a bed, terribly burned and moaning in intense agony. The infant, three months old, was not supposed to be so badly burned. Its cries were heart rending. The mother about ten o'clock asked for her husband. He was called, and in a whisper she bade him good bye. Frequently during the evening she whispered her wishes that she might be given something to end her misery and put her out of existence. About ten o'clock she died, and before morning her child and sister died in intense agony. The scene at the depot, as given us by an eye witness, was one circulated to move the stoutest heart. The husband and father paced the depot platform frantically. His grief knew no bounds. Presently a conveyance drove up. A small coffin was removed and placed in the baggage car. This contained the little babe. Next came the wife and her sister. The dead having been deposited in the car, the husband was helped to a seat and the train started for Colorado Springs. As far as can be ascertained this melancholy affair was the result of the careless use of kerosene. It is said that Miss Buckingham attempted to light a fire with the treacherous fluid, when it caught and the can exploding covered the three unfortunates with the blazing oil. Mr. Evans had been in the express business at Colorado Springs for several months before removing to Canon City. His late wife is a sister of Mr. R. Buckingham, the proprietor of the Colorado Springs Free Press. She was a lady of fine personal appearance, and above all a kind wife and affectionate mother. The remains of the three will probably be interred at Colorado Springs. Note: This baby was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs under the last name of Evens. Her tombstone states that she was 4 months, and 15 days old, and was the daughter of C. F. and Jennie Evens, when she died on October 15, 1875.

Evans, Frances A.
Frances A. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2005 - Frances A. Evans, 97, born May 24, 1907, passed away April 4, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. Evans; and son-in-law, Norman L. Amy. Survived by her daughter, Doris M. Amy; and grandchildren, Gary (Adele) Amy, the Netherlands, Janell (Dennis) Fleming, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Norman A. (Susan) Amy, Tucson, Ariz., and Todd (Barbara) Amy of Laguna Hills, Calif.; also survived by her great-grandchildren, Nicole, Danielle, Jason, Christopher and Derek; sister, Bernadine Ursick; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances was a member of St. Mary Church and worked as a volunteer Gray Lady at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for a number of years. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Evans, Hellon
Hellon Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1999 - Hellon Evans, 78, passed away Oct. 13, 1999, at University Park Care Center. Mrs. Evans was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Great Bend, Kan. She was a retired nurse. Member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, James Gray American Legion Post 163 Ladies Auxiliary, Star of Pueblo No. 5 Order of the Eastern Star (PHA), Kadeisha Court No. 162 Daughters of Isis, the Golden Circle, the Doves. Mrs. Evans is preceded in death by her parents, Icom Rene and Ruth Thelma Wilson Miles; husband, Charles Evans, in 1995; and daughter-in-law, Mary Evans, in 1992. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved son, Henry Evans; granddaughter, JoMadlyn Evans; grandsons, Michael Evans, Icom Evans; five other grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two aunts, Mrs. Venus Lewis and Mrs. Varnel Ramsey; other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Ritualistic service, 7 p.m. today, the public is invited. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Evans, Howard
Howard Evans – Eagle County News – March 24, 1923 – Storm Isolates Colorado Towns – Entire Country Is Gripped In Worst Storms of Winter – Nation is Snowbound – Many Dead as Storm Sweeps West; Drifts Isolate Towns – Pueblo. – At least three more names were added to the already long list of persons who are believed to have perished in storms on Colorado's plains by the recent blizzard which swept over the state. The three known dead are Violet, Margaret and Howard, children of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Evans of Baxter, five miles south of Pueblo. The three little bodies were found huddled together in a small shanty where they sought refuge from the storm. A fifty-mile gale blowing, accompanying the blizzard unroofed buildings, blew down street lamps and caused destruction that cannot be estimated. During the gale fire alarms were turned in from the state hospital for the insane and the Missouri Pacific stockyards. At the stockyards all buildings except a hotel were burned. The damage was estimated at $50,000, with the wind blowing the fire along the lines of fencing.

Evans, J. D.
J. D. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain – September 16, 1904 - The funeral of J.D. Evans will take place from the residence 1321 Cypress St. Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and from the Westminister Presbyterian Church at 2:30. Interment will be at Riverview.

Evans, J. L.
J. L. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1987 - J. L. Evans, Pueblo resident since 1946, passed away Dec. 26, 1987. Mr. Evans was a member of Eighth Street Baptist Church, American Legion, and VFW. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and had retired from CF&I in 1975. Survivors include his wife, Betty Evans; one stepson, Joseph Compnotta; and a stepdaughter, Penny Givens, all of pueblo. Two grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters also survive. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eighth Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe L. Morrison officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Evans, Jeff
Jeff Evans - Denver Post - March 6, 1895 - It is rumored that Jeff Evans, who lives 19 miles east of here, was shot and killed during a fight over some cattle yesterday.  Evans is well known here having killed Sam Duke in Pueblo in 1890.

Evans, Jeff
Patrolman Jeff Evans - Pueblo Police Department - September 13, 1919 - In the early morning hours of September 13, 1919, Patrolman Evans was patrolling his beat when a man stepped out of the darkness and shot him in the head and shoulder. Evans died instantly. Two men were later arrested and charged with murder, but before the men could be tried, they were lynched by a mob of townspeople in retaliation for the murder of Evans. Patrolman Jeff Evans: Shot and killed in the 500 block of West Second Street while investigating a disturbance between two men and a woman on Sept. 13, 1919. Pueblo Chieftain – March 8, 1999 – Our Past Century, 1918 - 1919 – Pueblo Goes to War and a Deadly Flu Strikes – They Made a Difference - Jefferson "Jeff" Evans - Just two weeks before President Woodrow Wilson visited Pueblo, Police Officer Jefferson "Jeff" Evans, 60, was beaten and shot to death about 1 a.m. on Sept. 13, 1919. Police arrested Jose Gonzales, 26, and Santos Ortez, 32, shortly afterwards when witnesses said the two men had been drinking in an illegal Peppersauce Bottoms saloon and killed Evans when he tried to arrest them. Having the alleged killers in jail triggered rumors of a lynching. About 10 p.m., police were lured away from the city jail by false alarms about a South Side shooting. Two dozen men then raided the jail and overpowered the two remaining guards. The mob wrestled Gonzales and Ortez into several cars and drove them to the Fourth Street bridge, where they were lynched. Pueblo Police Department – September 13, 1919 – In the early morning hours of September 13, 1919, Patrolman Evans was patrolling his beat when a man stepped out of the darkness and shot him in the head and shoulder. Evans died instantly. Two men were later arrested and charged with murder, but before the men could be tried, they were lynched by a mob of townspeople in retaliation for the murder of Evans. Patrolman Jeff Evans: Shot and killed in the 500 block of West Second Street while investigating a disturbance between two men and a woman on Sept. 13, 1919.

Evans, Jennie Buckingham
Jennie Buckingham Evans – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 17, 1875 – The Canon City Calamity – The unfortunate occurrences mentioned in yesterday morning's dispatches are even more deplorable than at first supposed. Mrs. Evans, her child, and Mrs. Evans sister, Miss Buckingham, are all three dead. Mr. Evans left his house about 5:50 P.M., saying, "Get supper ready and I will be down soon." In a half hour thereafter, a young girl was seen running from the house enveloped in flames. She fell into the gutter and was picked up by passing parties. Then the house was discovered in flames. The neighbors rushed in and found Mrs. Evans standing with all her clothes burned off except her corsets and a few shreds, with the infant lying between her feet screaming. The whole three were carried into an adjoining building. The mother lay upon the floor burned from head to foot - one solid mass of burned flesh; the sister on a bed, terribly burned and moaning in intense agony. The infant, three months old, was not supposed to be so badly burned. Its cries were heart rending. The mother about ten o'clock asked for her husband. He was called, and in a whisper she bade him good bye. Frequently during the evening she whispered her wishes that she might be given something to end her misery and put her out of existence. About ten o'clock she died, and before morning her child and sister died in intense agony. The scene at the depot, as given us by an eye witness, was one circulated to move the stoutest heart. The husband and father paced the depot platform frantically. His grief knew no bounds. Presently a conveyance drove up. A small coffin was removed and placed in the baggage car. This contained the little babe. Next came the wife and her sister. The dead having been deposited in the car, the husband was helped to a seat and the train started for Colorado Springs. As far as can be ascertained this melancholy affair was the result of the careless use of kerosene. It is said that Miss Buckingham attempted to light a fire with the treacherous fluid, when it caught and the can exploding covered the three unfortunates with the blazing oil. Mr. Evans had been in the express business at Colorado Springs for several months before removing to Canon City. His late wife is a sister of Mr. R. Buckingham, the proprietor of the Colorado Springs Free Press. She was a lady of fine personal appearance, and above all a kind wife and affectionate mother. The remains of the three will probably be interred at Colorado Springs. Note: This woman was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs under the last name of Evens. Her tombstone states that she was 21 years, 9 months, and 16 days old, and was the wife of C. F. Evens, when she died on October 15, 1875.

Evans, Joseph C.
Joseph C. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1947 - Joseph C. Evans, at the family home 1702 Acero, Wednesday, brother of Mrs. Mary E. Kincaide, uncle of Rev. L. E. Gossett, Pueblo, Elmer Gossett, Pocahontas, Ark., and Wayne Proctor, Oklahoma City, Okla. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1947, Services at Rouch chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. H.J. Roberts officiating. To Mountain View.

Evans, Kathryn D.
Kathryn D. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1987 - Kathryn D. Evans, March 24, 1987. Wife of Guy L. Evans who passed away Jan. 10, 1961. Mother of Mary Ann (Dr. Charles R.) Roe, Durham, N.C., and Kathryn Dudley Evans Goodan, Lexington, Ky. Survived also by four grandchildren. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs. Evans was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, a life member of the Service League of Pueblo and member P.E.O. Chapter EE. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery, will be conducted by the Rev. Robert L. Schelling, Rector, Ascension Episcopal Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made in her name to Parkview Medical Center Foundation.

Evans, Leslie
Leslie Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988 - Leslie Evans, of Rocky Ford passed away July 11, 1988. He was born March 25, 1916, in Pueblo to Charles and Rose Evans. He retired from Southern Colorado Power Co. Survived by wife, Jeanne Clark Evans; three sons, Leland (Sandra) Evans, Keith (Elizabeth) Evans, and Jim (Carolyn) Evans; one brother, Robert ( Rolland) Evans of Colorado Springs; sisters, Ellen Louise Evans, and Rosemont Kolberg of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister-in-law, Ruth Griffin; 10 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife, Clarabelle, in 1979; his parents; one son, Stanley; and one brother. Family requests memorials to Rocky Ford Presbyterian Church, and also to the Salvation Army Community Board, Rocky Ford. Please, no food or flowers. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14 at the First Presbyterian Church, Ninth and Walnut, Rocky Ford. Burial, 12 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo with Gail Niel officiating.

Evans, Llewlyn
Llewlyn Evans – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Llewlyn Evans is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Llewlyn Evans: American, age 41, married with three surviving children. He was a “pit boss” 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.” Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Evans, Lucille M.
Lucille M. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2002 - Lucille M. Evans, 97, passed away June 17, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Evans, in 1989; her great-granddaughter, Gina McCurry, in 1980; her parents, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Dolores (Darwin) McCurry, Vineland, Colo.; her grandchildren, Doug (Roxann) McCurry, Pueblo, and Cindy (Marty) Shafer, Vineland; great-granddaughters, Jodi (James) Mihelich and Kati McCurry, all of Pueblo, and Ali and Amanda Shafer, both of Vineland. Also survived by her sister, Lorena Hanns of Long Beach, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church; Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 7; and Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union. At her request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002, at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home office.

Evans, Margaret
Margaret Evans – Eagle County News – March 24, 1923 – Storm Isolates Colorado Towns – Entire Country Is Gripped In Worst Storms of Winter – Nation is Snowbound – Many Dead as Storm Sweeps West; Drifts Isolate Towns – Pueblo. – At least three more names were added to the already long list of persons who are believed to have perished in storms on Colorado's plains by the recent blizzard which swept over the state. The three known dead are Violet, Margaret and Howard, children of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Evans of Baxter, five miles south of Pueblo. The three little bodies were found huddled together in a small shanty where they sought refuge from the storm. A fifty-mile gale blowing, accompanying the blizzard unroofed buildings, blew down street lamps and caused destruction that cannot be estimated. During the gale fire alarms were turned in from the state hospital for the insane and the Missouri Pacific stockyards. At the stockyards all buildings except a hotel were burned. The damage was estimated at $50,000, with the wind blowing the fire along the lines of fencing.

Evans, Marjorie J.
Marjorie (Maggie) J. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2005 - Marjorie (Maggie) J. Evans, 85, passed away Oct. 30, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Alexander C. Evans and daughter, Janice Stavast. Survived by her children, David (Carol) Evans and Barbara (Nathan) Lira; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation with no service.

Evans, Mark R.
Mark R. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2000 -Mark R. Evans, 49, passed away Aug. 17, 2000, in Pueblo. Cremation. Services will be held in Lakewood.

Evans, Mary
Mary Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1987 - Mary Evans, Aug. 3, 1987. Mother of Virginia (John) Embry, Newark, Calif.; grandmother of Michael Embry, San Francisco, Calif. Sister of Michael (Theresa) Evans, Pueblo, and Helen (Frank) Dodick, Reno, Nev. Sister-in-law of Velma Evans and Tony Mikus, both of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Evans; brothers, John and George Evans, and sisters, Pauline Falletta and Bertha Mikus. Mary was employed by St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 25 years in the laundry department and was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows parish. Services, Our Lady of the Meadows: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be made in her name to Pueblo Manor Nursing Home. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Evans, 163 Cornell Circle.

Evans, Nellie
Nellie Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1999 - Nellie Evans, age 84, died Friday morning Sept. 3, 1999, at Holladay Health Care Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the fifth of five children born to Andrew Agatha (Kasctzsja) Suldenski born on Sept. 12, 1914, in Salem, Mass. She attended Salem public and normal schools, graduating with a teaching certificate in 1933. She enjoyed teaching nursery schools for seven years. She also worked as a department manager for Sears and Roebuck Inc. before her marriage. After she retired she finished her Bachelor's Degree at Southern Colorado State. On Nov. 23, 1945, she married Elmer Edward Evans. They began their married life in North Dakota. In 1953 job opportunity and the promise of milder weather lured them to Pueblo. They lived in Pueblo the rest of their married years. Nellie remained at the family home in Pueblo after the death of her husband in 1977 until failing health necessitated a move near her daughter in Nebraska in 1992. Nellie attended Liberty Baptist Church and the First Church of God in Pueblo. She was active in women's mission society and taught children's Sunday School classes. Nellie is survived by her daughter, Eleanor Biederman and two grandsons Eric and Evan. s will be held Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at 10 a.m. at the First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo, Pueblo. Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Memorials to be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

Evans, Robert
Robert Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Robert Evans, 83, went to be with the Lord Feb. 8, 2005. Evelyn Evans, 84, went to be with her loving husband in the Lord's care on Feb. 9, 2005. They are survived by children, Phillip (Magi) Evans and Debra Burns; grandchildren, Brian, Neal Evans, Amanda (Duane) Hensler, Kevin Burns; Evelyn's brother, Richard Hutchinson; special nieces, Sue (Pete) Willburn and Ruby (Charles) Jones; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Evelyn's brothers, Clyde Hutchinson, Jr. and Don Hutchinson. Robert served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific. Robert and Evelyn were married June 30, 1946, in Las Animas. Robert owned and operated Belmont Hardware for 32 years. Evelyn taught kindergarten for 25 years for District 60. They enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, gardening and spending time with their grandchildren. Evelyn was a talented porcelain painter. She belonged to Delta Kappa Gamma, Morton Retired Teachers, Pueblo Retired Teachers and PEO. They both were members of First Presbyterian Church for 54 years. They worked and played together for the 58 years they were married and were, and will be "best buddies" for eternity. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Saturday, at First Presbyterian Church. Private family inurnment to follow. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Colorado Boys Ranch in La Junta, or the Alzheimer Association.

Evans, Robert E.
Robert E. “Bob” Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - September, 24, 1995 - Robert E. “Bob” Evans, 69, went to be with his savior and his beloved wife, Joan, on Sept. 21, 1995, in Bellevue, Wash. Bob was born in Denver but lived his early years in Pueblo, graduating from Centennial High in 1944. After serving in the Navy during World War II he was one of the store managers at Camera Craft. He went back to college and graduated from Colorado University as an aeronautical engineer. Bob was hired by Boeing in 1960 and worked on the Saturn space programs, being a safety engineer during the moon shots and a member of the Cape Canaveral tiger team responsible for assuring astronaut safety. Bob retired in 1989 after 29 years of service with the Boeing Company at Huntsville, Ala., and more recently, Seattle, Wash. After retirement, he and Joan moved back to Pueblo to rejoin family and old friends. Bob was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was very active providing income tax preparation for senior citizens through SRDA and delivering meals on wheels. He served his church, First United Methodist, being on the finance and transportation committees, pioneering a program that made donated medical equipment available to those in need and the grocery coupon sale program. Bob is survived by his children, Diane Hummel. Katheryn Hansen, Mark Evans and Jill Bladh; and grandchildren, Alanna, Libby and Evan Ragsdale, and Matthew, Alicia and Johathon Evans; and a brother, Dr. D. L. Evans. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1995, at the First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court Street, with the Rev. Richard J. Hendry, officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, 18004, for their excellent care and concern for patients and their families.

Evans, Robert W.
Robert William Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2003 - Robert William Evans, infant, went home to be with Jesus, June 25, 2003. Born, June 25, 2003. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Leona Mayer; and aunt, Ellen Evans. Survived by his parents, Robert “Bob-E” Evans, and Angie Weber; brothers, Marcus Weber and Michael Thorpe III; sisters, Melanie Declue and Katrina Declue; numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Pastor Darren Carrol and John DuVall. Interment, Imperial. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Evans, Theresa E.
Theresa E. Evans - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2005 - Theresa E. Evans, 87, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Michael Evans; parents, Joe and Rose Sterle; and brothers, Joe and Harold Sterle. Survived by her children, Ronald (Viveca) Evans, Diane (Randal) Stewart; grandchildren, Michael A. (Heidi) Evans, Kensley Evans, Evan and Emily Stewart; three great-grandchildren, Derek, Zachary and Brett Evans; brothers and sisters, Jim Sterle, Margaret Williams, Leonard Sterle, Mary Greb, Norma Feckner; special niece, Vera (Dan) Brooks; and numerous nieces and nephews. Theresa loved to sew, travel, cook and crochet. Theresa loved her family and would do anything for them. She was president of the PTA at St. Patrick School, and district president of DCCW. Theresa retired from St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1981. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Saturday, King of Kings Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Crates officiating. There will be a reception in the fellowship hall following the service. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the charity of choice in her memory.

Evans, Violet
Violet Evans – Eagle County News – March 24, 1923 – Storm Isolates Colorado Towns – Entire Country Is Gripped In Worst Storms of Winter – Nation is Snowbound – Many Dead as Storm Sweeps West; Drifts Isolate Towns – Pueblo. – At least three more names were added to the already long list of persons who are believed to have perished in storms on Colorado's plains by the recent blizzard which swept over the state. The three known dead are Violet, Margaret and Howard, children of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Evans of Baxter, five miles south of Pueblo. The three little bodies were found huddled together in a small shanty where they sought refuge from the storm. A fifty-mile gale blowing, accompanying the blizzard unroofed buildings, blew down street lamps and caused destruction that cannot be estimated. During the gale fire alarms were turned in from the state hospital for the insane and the Missouri Pacific stockyards. At the stockyards all buildings except a hotel were burned. The damage was estimated at $50,000, with the wind blowing the fire along the lines of fencing.

Evans, W. J.
W. J. Evans – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: W. J. Evans is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. W. J. Evans: American, age 24, married with two surviving children. He was an assistant “super” (superintendent?) 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.” Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Evans, William
William Evans - Huerfano World Journal - August 01, 2008 - Evans Murder Mystery - Haunted houses. Screams in the night. Blood, gore and maniacs with meat cleavers. Tall tales to scare people or reality? Many Huerfanos grew up with stories told to scare them as they passed a lonely ranch east of I-25. Seventy-four years ago, the World Independent's banner headline was not about Hitler's rise to power that August, but about a heinous murder in Huerfano County. At 10 am on August 3, 1934, Gene Brinker and Ollie Scott, two highway bridge workers, found the bodies of William and Flora Evans. William, 71, and Flora, 65, had been hacked to death. Mr. Evans was found in the front door with his head inside the parlor and his feet on the front porch. Mrs. Evans was found outside, just north of the house. Sheriff Harry Capps and his deputies arrived to find a gruesome and puzzling murder scene. Blood was splattered all over the house. Yet no valuables had been taken. Jewelry and money lay untouched, and the house was tidy. The only sign of a struggle was a tipped over rocking chair. The attacks began in the bedroom with blood trails beginning on the pillowcases. Mrs. Evans was the first attacked. She and her husband fled the bedroom. Mr. Evans, in an attempt to escape the assailant, threw the rocker down. He was caught as he reached the front door where he was slashed and his skull beaten to a pulp. Mrs. Evans ran for the kitchen and then out towards the highway where she was cut down. The maniac hacked at her head and shoulders until she fell. Evidence showed that she bled to death. No motive could be found for the murders. A posse hunted for a maniac who had escaped from the Pueblo Asylum on July 27 with a fellow inmate. Known to be dangerous, George Scholl was said to be heading for the Walsenburg and Gardner area. The Sheriff therefore suspected Scholl had committed the murders. The sheriff's department, joined by the couple's son, Frank Evans of Colorado Springs, combed the area for Scholl. They also searched for a mysterious touring car that had been seen at 7:30 am in front of the Evans house, just before the murders were discovered. Another mystery was that Mr. Evans' horse was found saddled and bridled in the barn the morning of the murder. Mr. Evans, a farmer, would never have left a horse in that condition. It was speculated that the murderer had planned to escape on horseback and then changed his mind. The only other evidence to be found was that someone had lain on the guest bed at some point. The pillow was disturbed but the bed not slept in. The County Coroner, Dr. S.J. Lamme, shocked the audience at the inquest held a few days later as he described the horrific wounds. Evidence presented by various witnesses gave a glimpse of the Evans' last night. Mrs. Evans returned home around 7 pm with Guy Schlink Jr. and Zelma Sefton who had been visiting. At some point in the evening, the couple sat in the parlor and read their copy of the World Independent. John McQuade, the night watchman at the construction site on the highway, heard noises and knocking about around 10 pm. This was the time Dr. S. J. Lamme approximated the couple had died. However, since he saw no lights, he ignored the noises. A few days later on August 7, a house in Beulah was invaded by a mysterious man who stood over the bed of a young boy and then disappeared when another family member coughed in his sleep. The man escaped and was not found. The description matched that of George Scholl. On August 8, R.L. Laird of Denver was assigned to the Evans murder. He was deputized by Sheriff Harry Capps and given full authority to solve the most brutal murder in Colorado's history. To date, the case has not been solved.

Evans, Willis
Willis Evans – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Willis Evans is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Willis Evans: American, age 25, single. He was an engineer for the Victor-American Fuel Company, but was a part of the rescue team in this disaster; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Evans, Wilma Faye
Wilma Faye Evans - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 13, 2008 - September 22, 1922-February 10, 2008. Mrs. Wilma Faye Evans, wife of Milton Evans, died Sunday February 10th in Colorado Springs; they were married for 67 years. She is survived by her husband who lives in Colorado Springs, her eldest son Robert who lives in Pueblo, two daughters: Faye Nicholson who lives in Colorado Springs and Louise Marriage who lives in Florida. She is also survived by her youngest son Charles of Colorado Springs, three grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2007 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Visitation is one hour prior.

Eve, Edwin
Edwin Eve - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1987 - Edwin Eve. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Heart Unit, P. O. Box 1658, Pueblo, 81002

Eve, James L. Jr.
James L. Eve Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2006 - James L. Eve Jr. passed away June 8, 2006, in Pueblo. Jim was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Pueblo, to James and Violet Eve. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary; and sister, Jackie. He is survived by children, Julie, Cindi and Cary, all of Colorado Springs; brother, Mike of Pueblo; brother, John of Denver; grandchildren, Heather, Cody, Nathan, Anthony, Dillon and Dalton, all of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive guests at 24 Tamar Court after the service.

Eve, James L. Sr.
James L. Eve Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2006 - James L. Eve Sr. Sunrise - Sept. 6, 1918; Sunset - May 3, 2006. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Violet; children, Jacque and Gary. Survived by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. Visitation, at Imperial Funeral Home, Sunday, May 7, from Noon to 4 p.m. Graveside service, at Imperial Cemetery, Sunrise Slope, Monday, May 8, at 10 a.m. Family will receive guests at 24 Tamar Court after the service. In omission of flowers and food, please send memorial donations to Minnequa Medicenter or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Eve, Violet Helen
Violet Helen Eve - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1997 - Violet Helen Eve, 74, passed away July 8, 1997. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survived by her husband of 58 years, James Eve Sr.- children, Jacqueline Arko, Seattle, Wash. James Eve Jr., Pueblo, Michael (Tammy) Eve, Pueblo, and John (Debbie) Eve, Denver- 13 grandchildren- and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Gary Wayne Eve. During her 73-year residency in Pueblo, Violet enjoyed working as an LPN for several local doctors. When not working, she devoted her time to her family and many friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Evel, Kimberly
Kimberly Evel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1999 - G. McCarthy Kimberly Evel, 31, passed away June 14, 1999 . Loving mother of Maegan Renee Schelling and Mark Andrew Schelling II. Also survived by her parents, David and Dixie Evel- sisters, Connie (Daniel) Huskin, Cheri (Steve Osborne) Evel-brother, Colt (Lezlie) Evel- as well as nieces and nephews, Adam, Tiffany, Ashlee, David, Bocephus- and godson and nephew, Deidrick. Kimberly was a volunteer at Fountain Elementary School, was active in the PTO and attended Belmont Church of the Nazarene, where services will be held. Funeral service,2 p.m. Thursday. Services will conclude at the church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maegan and Mark Schelling Education Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Eveleigh, John F.
John F. Eveleigh - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2004 - John F. Eveleigh, 89, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away, Tuesday, July 13, 2004. Survived by his wife, Donleta Eveleigh; children, Ken Eveleigh of Morrison, Colo., Bob Eveleigh of Belton, Texas, Gary Eveleigh of Pueblo, Colo., and Cheryl Cantrell of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Christopher Franklin Eveleigh and Autumn Charlene Eveleigh; sisters, Myrtle Eveleigh, Pearl Birzer, Florence Saunders, Ruby Bramel and Dorothy McIntyre; and brother, Robert Eveleigh. Preceded in death by his sisters, Maud Habiger and Jessie Pedigo; and brother, Woodrow Eveleigh. John owned Johnny's Boiler Shop in Pueblo, Colo., since 1946. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pueblo Alzheimer's Association. Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Even, Marvin Frederick
Marvin Frederick Even - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2000 - Marvin Frederick Even, 65, of Pueblo, passed away July 2, 2000. Born Feb. 13, 1935, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Aloysius Frederick Even. Survived by his loving wife, Martha M. Even of the family home; children, Matthew (Denise) Even, Jill Even, Jason Even, Justin (Natlie) Even, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Joshua, Jared, Nicole, Andrew and Morgan Even; mother, Phyllis Even, Pueblo; sister, Charlotte (Jim) Bunker, Pueblo; nephew, Vincent (Andrea) Bunker, Denver, and Christopher Bunker, Denver. Also survived by numerous other family members. Marvin enjoyed telescopes, astronomy, computers, the outdoors, and his collections. He was a member of Pueblo West North Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. No viewing. Memorial funeral service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after memorial service.

Even, Melvin A.
Melvin A. Even - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1998 - Melvin A. Even, age 55, of Pueblo passed away Feb. 20, 1998. Survived by his son, DeWayne Even- brothers, Ron (Pat) Even, William Even and James (Mary Kay) Even- and sister, Arlene Walding. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother and father, Margaret and Bernhard Even. Mr. Even was a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era and was employed by the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation as Chief of Security Guards for over 30 years. He was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. If friends wish, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive friends at 16 Oxford.

Even, Phyllis
Phyllis Even - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2006 - Phyllis Even, 89, passed away Feb. 7, 2006. Preceded in death by husband, Aloysius Even; son, Marvin Even. Loving mother to Charlotte (Jim) Bunker; daughter-in-law, Martha Even; grandchildren, Vincent (Nikki) Bunker, Christopher (Kristen) Bunker, Matthew (Denise) Even, Jill Even, Jason (Amy) Even, Justin (Natalie) Even; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jared, Nicole, Amanda, Andrew, Morgan, Tanner, Cheyenne, Cherokee and Daniel. Also survived by sister, Marjorie Borton; brothers, Herbert (Dora) Bornschein, and Larry (Jackie) Bornschein. Phyllis was an active member of Lakeview Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was known for her love of animals (especially her cats) and her constant comment was “I am looking forward to God's Kingdom.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Phyllis to the Lazarus Fund for unadoptable animals and pets through the funeral home office. Memorial service to be announced at a later date.

Even, Vera H.
Vera H. Even - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2006 - Vera H. Even. Memorial service, 11 a.m. today, St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church with the Rev. Alex Howard officiating.

Evensen, Margaret C.
Margaret C. Evensen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2003 - Margaret C. Evensen , 84, passed away Aug. 30, 2003 in her home at Rye, Colo. Survived by her sister, Lois Lines of Denver, her children Debra L. Evensen of Washington, D.C., Anita Bassett of Rye, Colo., David Evensen of Shelley, Id., Beverly Evensen of Salt Lake City, Ut., and James Evensen of Juneau, Ak. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice A. Evensen. As she requested, a family memorial is the only service that will be held. Margaret was born in Colby, Ks. in 1919 then moved to Colorado as a young child. She touched many lives during her years as an elementary school teacher and by her fine example of selfless service and friendship. Margaret spent her life in loving search of truth.

Everett, Leon
Leon Everett - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 15, 1915 - Negro Fatally Shot by Woman - Pueblo - Leon Everett, negro, 33, of Denver, was shot in the left side and injured perhaps fatally be Elleesa Brooks, 20, negress, at the latter's home, 606 West Second street. The woman, who is under arrest, says that Everett was attempting to strike her and that she shot in self-defense.

Everhart, Frances
Frances Everhart - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1998 - Frances Everhart, 104, longtime Granada resident, passed away Dec. 14, 1998. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colo. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Everhart, H. Joyce
H. Joyce Everhart - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 1986 - H. Joyce Everhart, 64, longtime Lamar school teacher, died Aug. 21, 1986, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, Lamar United Methodist Church. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Valley Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Joyce Everhart Memorial Fund of Parkview Elementary School.

Everhart, Michael Rex
Michael Rex Everhart - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – October 2003 - Michael Rex Everhart (Mike), "Dampa", age 52, went to be with the Lord October 6, 2003. He was born on March 19, 1951 to Rex Denadel and Joyce Everhart. Mike was raised in Lamar, CO and graduated from Lamar High School in 1969. Mike then moved to Denver, where he began his career in ironwork. On October 1, 1976 Mike married Maxie Cook, his friend since early childhood. The couple moved to Houston in 1978. While in Texas, Mike contributed to the construction of many notable structures, including the George Brown Convention Center and the Four Seasons in the early 1980s. The family returned to Colorado, settling in Colorado Springs in 1988. At this time, Mike became employed with LPR Construction out of Loveland, CO and while with the company, helped to construct, among numerous other well-known structures, Sunwest Arena in Arizona, Panther's Stadium in Florida, and Coors Field and the World Arena in Colorado. Mike's name is included on a plaque in Coors Field, which names all of those who contributed to its completion. In 1995, Mike and his family relocated to the Trinidad area, and in 1999 moved "up the river" to the Valdez/Segundo area, where they purchased, refurbished and for several years operated Maxie's, which was formerly known as Jane's West Side Inn. Mike was employed with Purgatoire Valley Construction until the time of his death. Mike was a very knowledgeable and dedicated sports fan. He greatly enjoyed attending sporting events and coaching sports, having coached all of his children and his grandson at some point in time. He was an avid fan of Nascar racing and the Denver Broncos. Mike is remembered by his family as a devoted family man, husband, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Mike was preceded in death by his daughter, Elisa Jim Everhart, parents, Rex Denadel and Joyce Everhart, grandparents Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Bames and grandfather-in-law, J. C. Bell. He is survived by his wife, Maxie Cook Everhart, children, Grady, Eliza and Lizzie Everhart, grandchildren, Dustyn Michael and Gabby Do, mother-in-law, J.J. Ganatta all of Trinidad, sister Debbie Miller and children of Littleton, CO. Pallbearers include Dusty Cook, Stormy Cook, Ernie Moltrer, Jason Lopez, Dennis Preisser and Jesse Mobley. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Hund, Glenn Moltrer, Dean Moltrer, Ray Moltrer, Tom Piccolo, Dave Lopez, Leonard Torres, Henry Trujillo, Clyde Maynard, Brian Heath and Richard "Wink" Duran. Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel Friday, October 10 at 10 a.m. A reception at the White Feather Ranch (Hwy 12, turn right just before Trinidad Lake Dam turnoff) will be held immediately following the service, with interment at the Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, CO at 4:20 p.m. The family of Michael Everhart has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Everhart-Heller, Virginia
Virginia Everhart-Heller - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2003 - Virginia Everhart-Heller, 70, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 15, 2003. She was born to the union of Abundo and Dora Vallejo. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Wilford Heller; children, Christine (Joe) Nagle, Jack (Pam) Everhart, Jerry (Jinky) Espinoza, Shannon Espinoza-Knauss; stepchild, Deanna (Pete) Stone; grandchildren, Alicia, Mitch, Jordan, Haydan, Chance, Tennille; siblings, Ed (Marilee) Vallejo, Sylvia (Rudy) Valdez, Viola (John) Anderson, Michael (Rebecca) Vallejo; special friends, Florence Bush, Tina Ricotta, and her bowling pals; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Virginia will always be remembered for loving the country life, being a terrific grandmother, a perfectionist, a best friend, a saving grace, and a luck lady with a penny in her shoe. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Everist, Kenneth Ray
Kenneth Ray Everist - Kiowa County Press - December 2, 2003 - Eads, CO - Kenneth Ray Everist, 55 - Kenneth Ray Everist was born in Trinidad January 23, 1946, to Wesley and Rilla Everist, and passed away October 26, 2001, in Lamar at the age of 55. As a young boy, his family moved to the Black Forest near Colorado Springs. In 1954, his father was transferred to the CIG plant south of Kit Carson. Ken started the second grade in Kit Carson, and continued until high school graduation in 1964. He married his sweetheart and classmate, Jaryl Vee Craven, in Wild Horse August 23, 1964. After honeymooning in the Colorado Springs area, the newly wed couple moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma. The union was blessed with two daughters, Tonya Reigh and Gay Lynn. Ken graduated from Oklahoma State University with an Associates Degree in aviation science. He worked at the Stillwater Municipal Airport as an aviation mechanic for nine years. Ken and Jaryl moved their family back to Kit Carson in the summer of 1975, and ranched for several years. He worked on the County Road & Bridge for five years. In August 1989, Ken began a satisfying career with American Agrisurance as a crop adjuster. In 1996, he was promoted to Claims Supervisor and covered eastern Colorado, western Kansas and the San Luis Valley. He took great pride in his work, and truly enjoyed the people he worked with and met along the way. In 2000, Ken and Jaryl moved to Lamar. Ken served two terms on the Kit Carson School Board. An avid bowler, he worked and bowled for many years at Frontier Lanes in Stillwater. His bowling team, the Hungry Pelicans, dominated the league for years, but it was in Eads that he bowled a 298 game and received recognition from the American Bowling Congress. His daughters thought this was very cool. Ken was a man who lived life on his own terms. His family and many people around the area will remember him for his one-liners and legendary sense of fun. His granddaughter, Ellis, coined the best nickname for him, "silly ol' grandpa." Ken was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Everist; brother-in-law, Hugh Craven; and nephew, Craig Simmons. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jaryl; daughter, Tona Everist of Denver; daughter, Gay Linke and her husband, Monte, and grandchildren, Ellis Rae and Tel Everist Linke of McCoy; mother, Rilla Everist of Grand Junction; sister, Wanda Johnson and husband, Larry Dean, of Grand Junction; nephews, Matt Johnson of New York and Doug, Robin and Max Johnson of Highlands Ranch; father- and mother-in-law, Red and Glaida Craven of Kit Carson; sister-in-law, Mary Wilke and husband, Doug, of Denver; and niece, Trenny Leatherbury and her family, Cy, Maddison and Noah of Denver. Funeral services for Kenneth R. Everist were held October 30, 2001, at the Kit Carson High School with Rev. Ian Blacker of the Lamar First Christian Church officiating. Annetta Maxcy provided the piano music, with Tim Hogan as vocalist. Casket bearers were R.J. Jolly, Richard Romshe, Tony Weber, Tom Connelley, Bill Kent, Earl Yorges and Joel Maxcy. Honorary casket bearers were all Agrisurance Adjusters, as well as good friends: Joe Schmitt, Ken Reyher, Bill Rhoades and Larry Kohart. Final committal services were held at the Kit Carson Cemetery. A meal was provided for the family by the Kit Carson Community. Memorial contributions may be made to Kit Carson State Bank, c/o Ken Everist Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 175, Kit Carson, CO 80825-0175. Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.

Everly, Orpha V.
Orpha V. Everly - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 1999 - Orpha V. Everly, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 2, 1998. Born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Waynesboro, Pa. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Everly. Survived by daughter, Patricia (Clarence L.) Thompson, Pueblo West- grandchildren, Linda McAlpin, Karen Payne and Donna Woodworth- eight great grandchildren- brother, John Keller- nephew, Mike Garula- niece, Joann Scholl and other nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral service, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in McFarland, Kan. Interment, McFarland City Cemetery in McFarland, Kan.

Eversole, Dorothea Rosemary
Dorothea Rosemary Eversole - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - Dorothea Rosemary Eversole, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Jan. 17, 2004, in Pueblo. Dorothea was born July 5, 1921, in Pueblo, the youngest of five, to Anna May Tomko and George Tucker (Tokar), both from immigrant families from the Austrian Hungarian Empire. She was raised in Pueblo, attending Columbian and Keating schools and graduating from St. Patrick's Catholic High School in 1939. She went to Felt and Tarrant business school in Denver and returned to work in the comptometer department in the business office at CF&I in Pueblo. There she met and made lifelong friends. During WWII, she met and later married Edwin Morrow Eversole on June 27, 1945. They spent 13 years together in the Air Force, where Ed was headquarters squadron commander, 99th Bomb Wing, strategic air command officer and pilot. They were married for 55 years. In 1959, they returned to Pueblo to be near her parents and family. She resided for 43 years at the family home on Lake Avenue and raised 10 children. Preceding her in death was her husband, Edwin, in April of 2000; their eldest son, Russell; youngest daughter, Susan; baby sister, Mary; her parents; sisters, Elizabeth D. Bensko, Alma M. Abernathy; and brother, George J. Tucker. She is survived by her children, Carole (Stephen) Yates of Port Townsend, Wash., Joseph Eversole of Pueblo, Mary (Jim) Webb of Cambria, Calif., Amy (Walter) Rye of Olympia, Wash., Gina (Jim) Wempe of Colorado Springs, John (April) Eversole of Pueblo West, Edwin (Christie) Eversole of Parker, Colo., Christopher (Diane) Eversole of Castle Rock, Colo.; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Daniel) Wright, Marcie (Kurt Foeller) Eversole, David Scott Ramsey, Erik and David Rye, Kayla and Lindsey Eversole, Adam Rhoads, Elizabeth and Emily Eversole; great-grandson, Spencer Edwin Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery following the Mass.

Eversole, Edwin Morrow
USAF Ret. Maj. Edwin Morrow - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2000 - USAF Ret. Maj. Edwin Morrow Eversole, 84, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothea R. Eversole; children, Carole (Stephen) Yates, Joseph Eversole, Mary (James) Webb, Amy (Walter) Rye, Gina (James) Wempe, John (April) Eversole, Edwin (Christie) Eversole and Christopher Eversole. Preceded in death by his beloved children, Russell Eversole and Susan Eversole Figueroa. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Bensko, Ann Tucker; son-in-law, Eric Figueroa; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Major Eversole was the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Born Sept. 30, 1915, in Hazard, Ky. Major Eversole was descended from a long line of patriots serving our country since its founding. Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War family veterans called to serve, established an ethic of freedom and ideals that inspired his own life as a soldier. Major Eversole honorably served our country as a pilot and bomb wing commander in the Army Air Corps and the USAF. Rated to fly numerous aircraft, he flew B-24, B-29 and B-36 aircraft in over 97 combat missions and sorties during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater of War and the Korean Conflict. He retired as Headquarters Squadron Commander, Strategic Air Command at Westover AFB, Massachusetts, in 1957. Following his military service, Major Eversole was employed at the CF&I in the electrical department until his retirement in 1980. Major Eversole will lie in state at George McCarthy Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11, 1-8 p.m. Rosary and Mass services will be held at St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Veterans Memorial Fund in his memory.

Everson, Kathlyn Ann
Kathlyn “Kay” Ann (Kelly) Everson - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 30, 1996 - Kathlyn “Kay” Ann (Kelly) Everson, 65, a homemaker, died Oct. 28, 1996, in Pueblo. She was a former Colorado Springs resident. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity, 3101 Poinsetta Drive. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Mrs. Everson was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Minneapolis to Thomas M. and LaVerne (Monsch) Kelly, who are deceased. She was married Sept. 4, 1954, in New York City to James Everson, who lives in Beulah. She is also survived by six sons, Tom of Omaha, Neb., Kevin of Steamboat Springs, Andrew of Los Angeles, Shawn of St. Louis, Mike of Colorado Springs and Pat of Las Vegas; three daughters, Eileen Fish of Boulder, Maureen G'Sell of St. Louis and Kathleen McCusker of Providence, R.I.; a sister, Patricia Petrakis of San Francisco; and 18 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Earley. Mrs. Everson was the founder and past president of the Colorado Right to Life education fund and a member of several organizations in Beulah. She was an avid photographer, expert quilter and wildflower gardener. She was a loving wife and mother who will be dearly missed. She had lived in Colorado Springs from 1966 to 1990, also living in Beulah. Memorial contributions may be made to the Life Support Center, 1808 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

Evilsizer, Thomas W.
Thomas W. Evilsizer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2001 - Thomas W. Evilsizer passed away June 26, 2001, in Pueblo. Tom was born April 28, 1949, in Hartford City, Ind., to Elsie and Charles Evilsizer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam and earned many medals and commendations including the Bronze Star, Silver Star and a Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his favorite aunt and uncle, Jack and Vonnie Walker. His survivors include a daughter, Dawn Lynette (Bill VanMeter) Evilsizer of Arvada; sons, Trinity and Timothy Evilsizer of New Jersey; sister, Judy (DeWayne) Johnson, of Louisiana; brother, Richard Evilsizer of Oregon; and a granddaughter, Jessica. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, including Warren (Karen) Walker, Netha Sue Gant and Rita (Buster) Fawkes, all of Pueblo. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2001, in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Ewing, Catherine
Catherine "Katy" Ewing - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 1998 - Catherine "Katy" Ewing, 85, of Fowler died July 1, 1998. Survived by daughter, Jacque Ann McMahan- grandchildren, Jack (Bonnie) Fountain, Catherine (Ernie) Manchego and Chris (Tarynn) McMahan, all of Fowler- seven great-grandchildren- and one great-great-granddaughter. Services, 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 1998, Griffy Family Funeral Home. Burial in Fowler Cemetery beside her husband, Jack A. Ewing, who died on April 12, 1979. Memorials to Fowler Fire Department.

Ewing, David M.
David M. Ewing - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1999 - David M. Ewing passed away July 21, 1999 , in Pueblo. David was born in Pueblo on June 5, 1939. He attended Central High School and joined the U.S. Air Force during his senior year. He was employed as the District Manager for the Affiliated Trading Co. out of Denver for many years. His hobbies included woodworking and making his own greeting cards to send to all his friends. He had a talent for making each one special for the recipient. David was preceded in death by his parents, David John Ewing and Mildred Ewing, and a sister, Pat Oldaker. He leaves behind his loving wife, Ella M. Ewing- sons, Rick E. (Nancy) Ewing of Cheyenne, Wyo., Marine Gunnery Sgt. David J. Ewing, and daughter, Tiffany, stationed at the Quantico Base in Virginia- his step-children, Linda (Jim) Schleis of Virginia and Melburn Don (Nancy)Whitaker of Georgia- as well as seven grandchildren. Mr. Ewing will lie instate at the mortuary from 2 until 7 p.m. on Sunday. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 26, 1999 , in the Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Conley Henderson officiating. Do nations in memory of Mr. Ewing maybe made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the First Nazarene Church either direct or through the mortuary.

Ewing, Gladys Mae
Gladys Mae Ewing - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 1999 - Gladys Mae Ewing, 86, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 1999. She retired from the Rocky Mountain Bank Note Company as a book binder after 32 years of service. She attended Liberty Baptist Church and the Pueblo Christian Center. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Lee (Scoop) Ewing, and her three children, Gladys ``Scooter" Doonan, Robert S. Ewing and Roy E. Ewing. She is survived by her sister, Minnie B. Mims of Albuquerque, N.M.- three grandchildren, Nikki Lynn Elrod of Aurora, Erik Ewing of Golden and Max Ewing- great-grandchildren, Katie, Timmy and Caden, all of Aurora- daughters-in-law, Loisann Ewing of Aurora and Kay Brelsford of Elephant Butte, N.M.- and son-in-law, Michael (Bonnie Jean) O'Doonan of Pueblo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garden Chapel. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Ewing, Scott Michael
Scott Michael Ewing - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2004 - Scott Michael Ewing, 13, passed away on March 8, 2004. He went on to his new life to be an Angel for the Lord. Preceded in death by his uncle J.R. Survived by his parents Scott A. Ewing and Vivian Martin Sanchez; grandparents James and Henrietta, Santiago and Elena; sisters Kristin and Amy; nieces Linae and Myriam; nephew Adrian; 10 aunts and uncles; 8 cousins. He was buried on March 10, 2004 in Caracas, Venezuela. The family would appreciate prayers in his memory.

Ewing, Thomas
Thomas Ewing - Wray Rattler - June 28, 1907 - Three Blown Into Eternity - Boiler on Engine Explodes With Terrific Force - The boiler on engine No. 110 of a Denver & Rio Grande westbound train exploded just as the train rounded a curve one mile east of Florence at 5:30 the morning of June 19th. The engineer, fireman, and head brakeman were instantly killed. The body of the engineer, Thomas Ewing, was blown sixty-five yards to the right of the cab. The body of the fireman, N. J. O'Brien, was found 100 yards back of the engine close to the track. There were about ten cars of rails in the train, and about the tenth car, the body of the fireman struck the rails. He slid along until he struck one of the standards of the car and fell from there to the ground, his body being picked up just at the side of the track. The head brakeman, who was evidently riding on the fireman's side of the cab, was C. B. Gooch. He was found fifty yards to the left of the train. His back was badly scalded and he was internally injured. Ewing, the engineer, had a wife and three children living at Pueblo. Some years ago he was night marshal at Florence. N. J. O'Brien, the fireman, was evidently throwing a shovelful of coal into the fire at the time of the explosion. His body is badly burned all over and he must have traveled over the tender and a distance of fully ten car lengths before he fell from the train. Head Brakeman Gooch lived a few minutes after his body was found. Gooch and O'Brien also lived in Pueblo and O'Brien leaves a widow and two children. Gooch was single. Boiler Flew Far. The crown sheet of the boiler was found about twenty yards from where the explosion took place, but the boiler bounded ahead, struck the rails about 100 feet ahead of where it burst and bounded from there to a field at the right of the track. From there it took another jump and eventually landed about eighty yards from where the trucks were left standing uninjured upon the track. John Martz, the conductor in charge of the train, claims that while riding in the caboose at 5:32 o'clock he heard the terrific explosion and the sudden jar of the train, and, as he looked out, he saw the bodies of the three men sailing through the air. An examination of the boiler by engineers of experience shows that the water was very low. The crown sheet was burned badly and the heads of many rivets burned off. Ewing, the engineer, was a member of the local lodge of Masons of Florence and also a member of the Pueblo lodge of Elks. But little appears to be known of Brakeman Gooch, he having been a new man on this division.

Ewing-Self, Martha E.
Martha E. "Libby" Ewing-Self - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1986 - Martha E. "Libby" Ewing-Self died March 29,1986, at home at the age of 79. Nee Elizabeth Nelson; Central High '26. Survived by husband, Lynn W. Self, Pueblo; a son, Charles Ewing and family, Fremont, Calif.; a sister, Jeanne Ottoman, San Mateo, Calif.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Private service. Contributions may be made in her memory to Sangre De Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or Pueblo Nature Center, 5200 W. 11th, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Eyestone, Madge I.
Madge I. Eyestone - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2001 - Age 85, passed away Aug. 13, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Jan. 5, 1916, in McDonald County, Mo., to John Henry and Winnie "Ona" Davis, who preceded her, along with her husband of 50 years, Ernest Eyestone; daughter, Winnifred Harrison; and grandson, Daniel Harrison. Survived by her children, Clark Edward (Linda) Eyestone, Lawrence Eyestone; grandchildren, Cindy, Natalie, Steve, Dina, Clark, Todd, John and Robert; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah Shaner and Georgia Perkins. Madge was a longtime member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Pueblo and Loveland, Colo. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment to follow.

Eynard, David William
David William Eynard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2004 - David William Eynard, 56, formerly of Pueblo, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his residence in Jefferson City, MO. Mr. Eynard was associated with several Montgomery-Ward stores in earlier years, and most recently as assistant manager of the Pueblo store. He currently was associated with Wal-Mart in Jefferson City. Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Manley, Houston, Texas; his mother, Ethel Cranston Eynard, Jefferson City; one brother, Stephen L. Eynard, Norfolk, Neb.; two nieces, and one great-niece. His father, Jerome Alfred Eynard, preceded him in death on April 2, 2004. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City, MO. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7p.m., July 16, 2004, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, 3210 N. Ten Mile Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109 (893-5251) with a prayer service at 7p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Eynard Family Scholarship Fund at Helias High School, 1305 Swifts Highway, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Those wishing to send condolences or tributes to the family may do so at www.dulletrimble.com.

Ezell, Oleta
Oleta Ezell - Huerfano World - November 19, 1992 - Oleta Lewis Ezell, 61, of Edgewater, FL, died Oct. 28, 1992 at her home. Born in Alamo, she had lived in Florida since 1967. She was an accounting technician for NASA at Kennedy Space Center and was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a son, Barry Ezell, Chattanooga, TN; two daughters, Leslie Hall and Kathleen Powers, both of Edgewater; one brother, Charles Lewis, La Junta; two sisters, Virgie Shrout, La Veta Pass and Olive Crump, Pueblo and three grandchildren.

Ezparsa, Aurello
Aurello Ezparsa - Basalt Journal - May 12, 1906 - Edward Springer of La Veta shot and instantly killed Aurello Ezparsa near Sunnyside last Sunday night. The killing was kept quiet in order to prevent possible trouble from friends of the dead man. Springer had left his horse tied in front of a saloon and a friend took it and rode it to the Rocky Mountain mine. Springer telephoned to the mine for his horse and man who rode it away sent it back by Ezparsa. Springer met Ezparsa on the road riding his horse and immediately shot him dead. Rev. Mr. Millsap, a Methodist minister of Gardner, was an eye-witness to the killing. Springer had been drinking.



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