The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Fabec, Nellie A.
Nellie A. Fabec - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2004 - Nellie A. Fabec passed away at her home April 17, 2004. Survived by loving husband and son, Felix Fabec Jr. and Felix Fabec III. At her request, no services.

Faber, Cathleen M.
Cathleen M. Faber - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2004 - Cathleen M. Faber passed away Sept. 15, 2004, in Pueblo. Cathleen was born in La Junta, Colo., on March 26, 1955, and had lived in this area most of her life. She was employed for many years at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. Cathleen is survived by her son, Jason (Marlene) Faber of Pueblo West; a brother, Joe Thompson of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Tyler, Allex and Hayden, as well as a host of friends. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private services are planned.

Faber, John
John Faber - Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 28, 1876 – Murder in Las Animas – The Allison Desperadoes Make A Raid on West Las Animas – It is our sorrowful duty to record the death of another officer – one highly esteemed in the community. Last night about twelve o'clock, or a few minutes later (railroad time) Constable Charles Faber, in attempting to disarm John and Clay Allison, at the Olympic dance hall, was fired upon by both of them and fell at the first shot. He was armed with a shot gun which he discharged about the same time, and from which John Allison received slight wounds. After Faber fell the Allison's continued to fire at his lifeless body. An eye witness informs us that after the shooting, while John Allison was lying on a pallet, his brother dragged the body of Faber up near him and said "John, here's the man that shot you; look at this G-d d--d s-n of a b---h; I killed him!". And again, just as the wounded man was about to be removed to the hotel, his brother tapped the corpse on the head, called his attention to it saying: "John, there's the d---d sob that shot you, and I killed him." It appears that a short time before Faber had demanded their arms and they had defied him to arrest them. When the constable entered the hall to make arrest he had two or three assistants with him, but it appears they were of no service to him, for they fled into the street at the first shot. Clay Allison went out on the steps and fired at them when they fled. It is not known who they were. The Allison brothers were arrested by Sheriff Spiers at the Vandiver House a short time after the shooting. But for one of them being wounded the probability is they would have made good their escape. They are from Cimarron, New Mexico, and are notorious as defilers of the law. They were here a little over a year ago, when they made threats of running the town, and used their pistols rather promiscuously. Charles Faber was an excellent officer, gentlemanly, discreet and brave. His manner toward prisoners was gentle and kind. His death is a painful blow to the community, and it is needless to say that considerable excitement prevails today. Coroner Reedy summoned a jury and held an inquest this morning. – (Leader 22nd.) A man who was present in the dance hall in West Las Animas on the evening when the Allison brothers killed the constable one day last week, says the Allison's were both drunk, going around the hall and trying to provoke a fight. They insulted men they never saw before, and went so far as to amuse themselves by tramping the toes of the bystanders in the hope of creating a disturbance, in order that they might shoot somebody. Our informant left the hall, fearing that some difficulty would follow, and soon after learned of the murder of the constable. When the Allison's were being taken to jail, the one who was unhurt glared around at the crowd more like a lunatic than a sane man. People in this region have been looking for a lynching match down at Wes Las Animas, but the people there don't seem to act as promptly as formerly in such little matters.

Faber, John Lyle
John Lyle Faber - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - John Lyle Faber was born on Aug. 22, 1927 in Pueblo, Colo. His parents were Ernst Christian Faber and Bertha Bush Faber. He attended schools in Pueblo and graduated from Pueblo Junior College. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. He joined Mountain States Tel & Tel in 1948 and upon his retirement in 1986, he held the position of Director Inter-Company Relations. He married Jean Hawkins in 1947. John was the proud father of five sons, Chris who lives in Denver, Paul who lives in Eagle, Andrew who lives in Centennial, John K. who lives in Brunswick, Ga., and Thomas who lives in Denver. The son's wives are Linda, Kris, Candy, Teri, and Cathie. John was also proud of his eleven grand children and seven great-grandchildren. John and Jean moved to a happy retirement in Grand Junction in 1986. John was a conscientious and active member of Elks Lodge #575. He served in the official capacity as organist and for a number of years he was actively involved in publishing the Elks Bulletin. John loved his golf and participated in tournaments in and around his chosen home town of Grand Junction. He will be missed by all who loved him and knew him. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.

Fabian, Olga B.
Olga B. Fabian - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2005 - Olga B. Fabian has rejoined her family in heaven, passing from this earth July 8, 2005. A native Puebloan and a Central graduate, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry Fabian; parents, Michael and Frances Ballas; her beloved sisters, Valeria Ballas and Lillian Bubenik. She is survived her daughter, Marlene; and son-in-law, James Stiles; grandson, James Stiles, California; and great-grandson, Gary; as well as her son, Hank Fabian, also of California, and his wife, Chrissy, and their children, Zara and Sebastian. Beloved nieces and nephews also survive. She especially is missed by her canine companion of 15 years, D'ogee. A retired florist, Olga and her husband owned and operated Fabian Floral from 1955 to 1978 before passing the store to her daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 203 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 145. Olga enjoyed traveling as long she could, and music always was such a joy to her. Her compassionate smile will always light our memory. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2005, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende with Father Richard Becker as celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Fabian, Sam
Sam Fabian – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Sam Fabian is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Sam Fabian: Austrian, age 29, single. 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.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Fabiano, Lucchi
Lucchi Fabiano - Rocky Mountain News - June 17, 1911 - Lucchi Fabiano at Pueblo, June 16, son of Palmer Fabiano, age 4, drowns in a levee a short distance from home. His two little playmates told his mother what had happened. His remains have not been located.

Fabina, Thedora
Thedora Fabina – Pueblo Chieftain – November 11, 1903 – Tuesday, November 10, 1903, in this city, Thedora Fabina died, aged 22 years.  Funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from McMahon & Colliers' undertaking parlors.

Fabiney, Kate
Kate Fabiney - Huerfano World - August 16, 2007 - Kate Fabiney, 93, left this world on August 9, 2007. Mrs. Fabiney is survived by her children, Judy (LeRoy) Archuleta of Walsenburg and Joe Fabini of Two Harbors, Minnesota; three sisters Mickey Modica of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ann Gilmer, Placerville, California, Rose Baldssar, Wheatridge; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Joe; parents, Mike and Matilda Sudar; daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Vern Acuff; daughter-in-law, Janis Fabini; two brothers, John and George Sudar and sister, Mary Cerny. Rosary was held on Tuesday, August 14. Funeral mass, Wednesday, August 15. Mrs. Fabiney enjoyed cooking, working in her year, and sharing a beer with family and friends. Boies Ortega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Fabini, Janis L.
Janis L. Fabini - Huerfano World - October 22, 1992 - Janis L. Fabini, 59, Two Harbors, MN, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1992, in Walsenburg while visiting her mother-in-law Kate Fabiney. Born and raised in Mount Hope, WI, she attended nursing School in Madison, WI. She had lived in Two Harbors since 1965 and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University Of Wisconsin-Superior in 1983. She worked for Lake View Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors for more than 25 years and was director of nursing. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, Two Harbors; five sons, Steven, Michael, Larry, Gary, and David, a daughter, Diane Schmitz, a brother, Dennis McCluskey, a sister, Marilyn Stoffel and five grandchildren. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Two Harbors.

Fabrice, Ernest
Ernest Fabrice - Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 11, 1874 – Ernest Fabrice, a soldier of the Eighth cavalry, committed suicide by taking morphine in Denver on Tuesday last.

Fabrizio, David L.
David L. Fabrizio - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2005 - David L. Fabrizio, 70, of Pueblo, departed this life Jan. 29, 2005. David is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lucille Fabrizio; and his sister, Donna Marie Geanetta. He is survived by his son, Jeremy; daughters, Michelle and Lisa; grandchildren, Marissa and Riley; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; special friends, George and Debbie Morrone and Linda Boone. David retired from Safeway Grocery Store after 35 years of employment and had many friends and acquaintances. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. They would also like to extend their deepest appreciation to Dr. Steve Nafziger and staff and also the entire staff at Pueblo Extended Care. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Fabrizio, Santo
Santo Fabrizio - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2004 - Santo Fabrizio, 84, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 30, 2004, in Albuquerque, N.M. He passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. Sam was born on the St. Charles Mesa in Pueblo County on Nov. 1, 1919. Mr. Fabrizio is preceded in death by his loving parents, Angela and Leonardo Fabrizio; 15 siblings; his loving daughter, Angela M. Fabrizio; and his oldest son, Bill Dana. He is survived by his son, Gail A. Fabrizio of Hawaii; grandson, Donald Kelly of Oakland, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Clara Dana of Miami, Fla.; grandsons, Rudy Paralta and Terry Dana of Miami; daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Duane Yingling of Albuquerque; his only granddaughter, Kirsten D. Sims of Albuquerque; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of friends and his buddies at the donut shop. Mr. Fabrizio served in the Army in World War II and also served in the civil service. He worked for a short time as a cab driver and short-order cook before getting into the tavern business. He owned and operated the Favorite Tavern and the hotel upstairs for 22 years, while also owning and running several other prime properties in the Pueblo area. After retiring, he went to work for the city of Pueblo as a security guard at the city hall and retired after 15 years of service. While he was a guard, he started his little business on the side and became known as the king of dog house builders, which he did for more than 10 years. He enjoyed building birdhouses, windmills and anything from wood. He took a lot of pride in his front yard and planted flowers every year. Sam loved to go to the dog track, play cards and go to Cripple Creek. He was a loving and caring person and will be sadly missed by all who knew him - he enjoyed life. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family would like to express their appreciation for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during and after their recent loss of Santo. Thank you very much.

Fabrizio, Vera C.
Vera C. Fabrizio - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1986 - Vera C. Fabrizio passed away Dec. 6, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Wife of Philip H. Fabrizio, who died Dec. 5, 1965. Survived by daughter, Christine (Dominick) Fratterelli of Pueblo; sisters, Louise Waibel, Oceanside, Calif.; Christine (Roy) Mansir, Lakewood, Calif.; brothers, Hector C. Martino, Lake San Marcos, Calif.; Fred (Betty) Martino, Chula, Vista, Calif.; sister-in-law, Mary Catalano, Pueblo; several nieces and nephews. She was born in Pueblo on July 11, 1900. She attended St. Boniface Parochial School and Centennial High School. She clerked for several years at Bernheim's Department Store. Mrs. Fabrizio was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, St. Rita Sodality at Mount Carmel Church and Entra Noi Club. She was a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross during World War I and World War II. She was a member of Sacred Heart parish. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment Roselawn. Family respectfully requests omission of food.

Fagan, Marion F.
Marion F. Fagan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1998 - Marion F. Fagan, 87, passed away Dec. 16, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael John Fagan. Survived by her sons, John (Emer) Fagan, Monument, Don (Sue) Fagan, Boring, Ore. - and her daughter, Marilyn (Henderson) McClure of Pueblo. Also survived by eight grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Private family Mass, Monday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Fagerquist, Esther B.
Esther B. Fagerquist - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1986 - Mrs. Esther B. Fagerquist. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. James Craddock officiating. Eastern Star service by Fidelity Chapter 144, OES, followed by interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave., Oregon City, Ore. 97045, or to Scope Ministries, P.O. Box 60730, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73146-0730.

Fahmie, Patrick M.
Patrick M. Fahmie - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2003 - Patrick M. Fahmie, 38, passed away May 25, 2003, leaving behind his two children, who he loved very much; daughter, Jessica; and son, Justin; and mother of his children, Penne Fahmie. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Fahmie. He is survived by his loving father, Elias Fahmie; brother, Nick; sisters, Kathy, Linda and Dana; beloved girlfriend, Joan; best and closest friends, Carl and Veronica Chavez; other close friends, Rory, Rich, Scott and Debbie, Jerry, Dino, Becky and Larry (who treated him like a son) and many more. He enjoyed his profession as a car salesman. He loved his Harley motorcycle, his cabin (he was building for two years and loved it), skydiving, scuba diving, racing at Beacon Hill, riding in his speedboat, and writing his book (which he almost finished). He always lived life to the fullest. We will all miss him, but know that he is forever safe in his new home in Heaven. Viewing, 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2003, at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and family will be received at Pat's home, 4302 Muirfield (in Walking Stick) following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Bank & Trust for Justin and Jessica.

Fahrenbruch, Barbara
Barbara (Sell) Fahrenbruch – Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1997 - Barbara (Sell) Fahrenbruch, passed away Oct. 16, 1997, in Sacramento, Calif. Born in Pueblo, Colo., on July 30, 1943, to Harold and Christina Sell. Graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1961. Employed with Hewlett-Packard for 31 years. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Larry- three children, Lori Fahrenbruch, Pueblo- Michael (Stacey) Fahrenbruch, Gilroy, Calif., David (Michelle) Fahrenbruch, Loveland- stepson, Ricky (Joise) Branham, Greeley- five grandchildren, Melissa, Shallyn, Kaelyn, Megan and Morgan- four sisters, Catherine McLemore, Winnsboro, Texas, Pat (Al) Chirby, Huntington Beach, Calif., Margaret (Tony) Velardo, Toms River, N.J., Betty (Wes) Stamps, Pueblo, Colo.- two brothers, Jim (Carol) Sell, St. Charles, Mo., and Richard (Brenda) Sell, Woodland Park. Also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. She will always be loved and remembered by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, at First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Memorials may be left at the church in lieu of flowers.

Fain, Leona M.
Leona M. Fain - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1944 - Leona M. Fain, daughter of Mrs. Mary R. Fain, local hospital Sunday. Arrangements later. Rouch Funeral Home.

Faiola, Elizabeth
Elizabeth (Mattarocci) Faiola - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1999 - Elizabeth (Mattarocci) Faiola, 95, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 11, 1999. Born on March 13, 1904, in Pastena, Prov Frosinone, Italy, to Pete and Catherine (Seracini) Mattarocci. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, John Faiola; and son, Frank Faiola; brother, Frank Mattarocci; sisters, Civita (Mattarocci) Corpolongo and Melina (Mattarocci) Domenico; half-sisters, Jennie (Mattarocci) Serracino, Elena and Mariantonio (Mattarocci) (married names unknown). She is survived by daughters, Lola (Pat) Griesan and Ann Artista, both of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Donna Lee Bartlow, Colorado Springs, Frank A. (Jacque) Faiola and Jody Faiola, all of Pueblo, Lori (Tom) Studholme, Boulder, Lisa (James) Owen, Lafayette, Marvin Griesan, Florida, Kathy (Lee) Schermerhorn of Texas, Gloria (Steve) Eller, Sheila (Steve) Ketterman, and Ray Griesan, all of Pueblo, Tom (Jean) Griesan, Colorado Springs, Patricia (Kenny) Kreie, Burlington, and Jeanette (Jim) Hardesty, Pueblo. Also survived by 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; as well as many numerous nieces, nephews and relatives living in the United States and Italy, and loving friends and neighbors. Elizabeth joined her family in the United States at the age of 15 after living with her Aunt Giaconda and Uncle Felix Papetti in Veroli, Italy. She married John Faiola at age 16 and they raised three children, first in Lime, Colo., and then in Pueblo. Besides working hard to raise her family, Elizabeth worked all her life at many odd jobs to help her husband "make ends meet" - even working at CF&I during World War II. Her deep faith and compassion led her to being "caregiver" to all who needed her help. At the end, it was she who needed compassionate loving care, freely and cheerfully given by the staff of Sharmar Village Care Center. Visitation, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Sharmar Village Care Center, 1201 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Faiola, Esther R.
Esther R. Faiola - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 1984 - Esther R. Faiola, late of 1651 Moore, died Monday, June 18, 1984, at a local hospital. Survived by daughters, Donna Bartlow, Palestine, Texas, and Jodey Faiola, Pueblo; son, Frank A. (Jacquelyn) Faiola, Avondale; mother, Anna Mastro, Pueblo; brother, James (Beverly) Mastro, Milpitas, Calif. Also survived by four grandchildren, Jamie Lane, David Vest, Jared Faiola and Joshua Faiola, all of Pueblo, along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Born April 4, 1926, in Pueblo. Employed as a supervisor of EEG at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Cremation, David-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Wayne Ruff officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo Chapter Heart Fund. Family may be contacted anytime at 1102 Beulah.

Faiola, Frank S.
Frank S. Faiola - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1997 - Frank S. Faiola passed away July 26, 1997, in Pueblo. He was born on Oct. 7, 1923, in Pueblo and had been a lifelong resident. He served in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Frank was preceded in death by his father, John Faiola, and a previous wife, Esther. His survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Faiola of Pueblo- children, Donna Bartlow of Colorado Springs, Frank A. (Jacquelyn) Faiola, Jody Faiola, both of Pueblo, Lori (Thomas Studholme) Faiola of Boulder, Lisa (James) Faiola-Owen of Kansas- grandchildren, Jamie (Ed) Stark of Minnesota, David Vest-Gates, Jared and Joshua Faiola, all of Pueblo- his great-grandchild, Ian Stark of Minnesota- a former wife, Sandra Faiola- sisters, Lola (Pat) Griesan, Anna Artista, all of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 o'clock this evening at 1713 Wabash in Pueblo. Contributions in memory of Mr. Faiola may be made to the American Heart Association either direct or through the mortuary.

Faiola, John
John Faiola - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 1985 - John Faiola, (died) June 6, 1985. Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Faiola. Father of Frank S. (Sandra) Faiola, Mrs. Lola (Pascle) Griesan and Mrs. Anna (Ralph) Rose, all of Pueblo. Survived by two sisters in Italy; also 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Faiola was a disabled World War I Army veteran. He was employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. until his retirement. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Rosary recitation followed by Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Faiola, Leonora
Leonora Faiola - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1921 – Lenora Faiola, age 10 years (this is a mistake as she was only 10 days old), died at Lime, Oct. 11. Funeral yesterday by United Davis-Vories.

Fair, Frances Elizabeth
Frances Elizabeth Fair - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 1999 - Frances Elizabeth Fair, of Castle Rock. Beloved mother of Beth Ann (Lewis) Bergevin, Pueblo, and JoEllen Fair of Aurora. Sister of Virginia (Joe) Reynolds of Mesa, Ariz. Grandmother of Bill (Renee) Gilman and David (Amy) Bezek. Great-grandmother of Race Gilman. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock. , 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 1200 South St., Castle Rock. Memorials to Fair Scholarship Memorial Fund, c/o the church.

Fair, Lena
Lena Fair - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2002 - Lena Fair, 88. To cremation. Burial in Barnstall, Okla.

Fair, Velma Ruth
Velma Ruth Fair - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2001 - Velma Ruth Fair, 86, youngest daughter of Albert V. and Jesse Douglas, was born in Memphis, Mo., June 18, 1915, and departed this life June 3, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Adolph D. Fair; a son, Earle A. Fair; brothers, Ferris and Maurice; and sister, Zelda. Sadly missed by her children, Shannon (Nancy) Fair, Fred (Kay) Fair and Merle (Deborah) Fair; grandchildren, Brent, Douglas (Claudine), Gregory (Nadine), Jeffrey (Sheree), Donald (Tonya), Christian (Brittney), Katie (Curtis), Diedra (Rob), Donna Jo (Kevin), Brian, Christopher and Andrew; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous relatives and card playing friends; and special neighbors, Mary, Ray, Carol and Julie. A resident of Pueblo since age 5, Velma lived in her first home for 62 years. She loved her family, her church, her friends and her neighbors. At Velma's request, cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be a private family service on Wednesday, June 6, 2001, where friends and family will be greeted at 21 Stanford from 4 until 7 p.m. to celebrate her life. Please omit food and flowers and make contributions to the Park Hill Baptist Church Building Fund in Velma's memory.

Fairbanks, Donna Mae
Donna Mae Fairbanks – Pueblo Chieftain – September 23, 2006 - Donna Mae Fairbanks, 82, passed away on Sept. 20, 2006. Survived by her children, James Fairbanks of Maine and Michael (Lana) Fairbanks of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shelly (Kevin) Perri, Michael James Fairbanks, Lisa and Christen. Donna was born on March 14, 1924, to Jack and Opal Burns in California. At her request there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Fairchild, Henry N.
Henry N. Fairchild - Rocky Mountain News - January 7, 1895 - Fairchild's Death - Bright and Genial Nature Destroyed by Despondency - Harry N. Fairchild died at the insane asylum at Pueblo last evening.  The end has been expected by his friends in this city since he was committed to the asylum three weeks ago. His condition at that time was precarious and the physicians did not think that he would long survive.  The trial in the county court attracted great attention and the audience was composed of some of the best known politicians in the state.  Harry Fairchild was formerly deputy secretary of state under Melvin Edwards.  For some time he has been despondent at the failure to pass the bill to pension the prisoners at Andersonville.  He endured the horrors of that dungeon for many a wary month and was deeply interested in the act pending before congress for the relief of the veterans who were detained until their exchange could be effected.  The first thing that attracted the attention of his friends to the fact that his mind was unbalanced was his appearance at the court house and his inability to find his way about, although he was perfectly familiar with every room and corridor. When the trial was in progress he spent the time in informing the court that "I Harry Nelson Fairchild am the first god of the earth."  The scene beggars him to the days when his wit was quick and his perception the brightest, wept at the sad sight. He was known as a generous man and his death will be universally regretted by a wide circle of friends.

Faircloth, Carolyn Rae
Carolyn Rae Faircloth - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2005 - Carolyn Rae Faircloth went to be with the Lord, Feb. 16, 2005. She is survived by her parents, Rayford Faircloth Jr. and Colleen Faircloth; brothers, Colten Tuttle, Aubrey Nolan, Dillon Tuttle; sisters, Shylanna Tuttle, Lynniah Tuttle, and Abreanna Tuttle; as well as grandparents, Alan Tuttle, Rayford Faircloth Sr., Betty Jones, and other family and friends. Preceded by her is grandmother, Carolyn Rae Tuttle; great-grandparents, Carl and Rita Fowler. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, Feb. 21, 2005, at First Free Methodist Church, 717 W. 26 Pueblo, Colo.

Fairhope, Maude Catherine
Maude Catherine Fairhope - Mobile Register – September 20, 2004 – Mobile, AL - Maude Catherine Roush of Fairhope died Wednesday, Aug., 25, 2004, at a local health care facility. She was a native of Walsenburg, Colo., and a longtime resident of Metairie, La. She was 87. Survivors include her daughter, Elouise Chapman of Fairhope; son, Gerald Roush of Atlanta; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes and Crematory in Fairhope.

Fajt, Reba Lois
Reba Lois Fajt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2004 - Reba Lois Fajt went to be with the Lord May 5, 2004. Born July 6, 1920 in Defiance, Ohio. Preceded in death by husband of 54 years, Albert Fajt; parents Ray & Edna Karnes; brothers Paul, John; sister Ruth; granddaughter Deborah Bull. Survived by daughters Alice June (Randy) Lawson, Alene Sharp; son Albert (Georgia) Fajt; grandchildren Don (Karen) Higdon, Becky (Steve) Elizondo, Johna (Mark) Bassi, “Pete” (Melissa) Fajt; 10 great grandchildren; special friends Elmer Vialpando, Shirlee Ann Berardi, also survived by special cousins Charles Lorah, Betty Fox, Annette (Scott) Griffin; numerous nieces & nephews. Lifetime member of Northern Avenue & Wesley Methodist. Past president of WSCS. Enjoyed her daily bingo & all her friends at Tuesday & Thursday club house. Thanks to all the nurses & friends at southside dialysis, and to all the staff at Lifecare Center for their care of Reba. A special thanks to Dr. Jim Stjernholm for such wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Memorial Fund. Memorial service Saturday, May 8, 3p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church, 85 Stanford. Church reception following service.

Falagrady, Mary
Mary Falagrady - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1987 - Mary Falagrady, 74, passed away Jan. 13, 1987, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Survived by her daughter, Betty Short; two grandchildren, Michael (Sheryl) Short, Steven Short; one great-grandchild, Rae Anne Short, all of Pueblo. Also survived by one sister-in-law, Nadine Tomsic, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Alfred H. Falagrady; brothers, Jack E. Tomsic, December 1986. Her career was that of an elementary school teacher. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Pueblo Chapter, through the funeral home office. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment and graveside service at noon in Trinidad.

Falcone, Sam
Sam Falcone - Yampa Leader - April 1, 1910 - Pueblo - Sam Falcone, a member of a Bland Hand society, was shot through the mouth and instantly killed in a running fight with a posse of deputy sheriffs, four miles east of here Thursday, a few minutes after he, with another black Hander, had gone to secure money they had demanded from Tony Centenna.

Fales, Donald Franklin
Donald Franklin Fales - Huerfano World - May 22, 2003 - Donald Franklin Fales passed away Friday, May 16, 2003 in Walsenburg. Donald was born in Council Bluffs, IA, and was a resident of Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. He lived and retired at Navajo Ranch for the last 13 years of his life. He was a hard working man. He was a mechanic and restored many old cars. Donald loved the outdoors and his music as he had several of his own bands. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Elfriede Fales, children and grandchildren. Don will be missed by all. Services for Donald were held at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver May 20, 2003, conducted by Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Horne of Walsenburg.

Falgien, Victor
Victor Falgien - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 1986 - Victor Falgien, late of 118 W. Front St., Florence, died Saturday, March 1, 1986. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, St. Benedicts Catholic Church, Florence, with the Rev. Michael Murray, OSB, officiating. Interment, Mountain Vale Memorial Gardens, Canon City. Mr. Falgien will lie in state at the mortuary until service time.

Falk, Anna
Anna Falk - La Veta Signature - December 3, 1981 - Falk Services Held In La Veta - Mrs. Anna Falk, 73, of La Veta was found dead in her mobile home Monday, November 30, 1981. She apparently suffered a heart attack in her sleep. Mrs. Falk was under a physician's care for hypertension. Mrs. Falk was born in Durango May 4, 1908 and was reared and educated there. She married Neal Erwin on June 1, 1929 and the couple resided in Silverton where Mr. Erwin was employed in mining. After his death in 1942, Mrs. Falk moved to La Veta. She married Edward Falk on September 23, 1947. He preceded her in death February 6, 1961. Mrs. Falk was a member of the La Veta Baptist church and the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by her son Robert C. Erwin of Cortez, CO; a brother, Frank Couch of California; sister, Mrs. Grace Skidmore of Durango; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the La Veta Baptist Church. The Reverend Mark Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the La Veta Cemetery. Boies-Almont is in charge of the arrangements.

Falk, Bertha B.
Bertha B. Falk - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1973 - Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha B. Falk, 77, will be held at 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church of La Veta. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Mrs. Falk died February 20, 1973, in Huerfano Memorial hospital. She was born in Alton, Kan., on Feb. 6, 1896. She came to La Veta to live with her father, Homer Beck in 1933 and three years later she married Clark Falk. She was a member of order of Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband; a son, a daughter, a sister, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Falk, Clark
Clark Falk - Huerfano World - February 16, 1984 - Clark Falk, 89, of Walsenburg, formerly of La Veta, died Monday, February 13, 1984, at Walsenburg Care Center where he had been in residence for nearly three years. Mr. Falk suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage. Born September 13, 1894, at Pittsburg, Kansas, he was about 13 when his family moved to La Veta where he grew up on a farm and ranch. He worked all his life in farming and ranching. He was in the Army during the First World War and spent 18 months in Siberia. When someone would remark about it being cold in La Veta, he would reply, "You don't know what cold is." He retired from farming in 1956, but did odd jobs and helped improve the La Veta Cemetery. He had also served several years on La Veta's Town Board and was a member of the La Veta Masonic Lodge, No. 59, AF&AM. He married Bertha Beck Bell in October, 1936. She died in 1973. He is survived by a daughter Betty Yacconi, Aurora and Homer J. Bell, Naperville IL; three sisters, Elsie Wagner and Lilly Smith La Veta and Etola Griffith, Salida; six grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. in La Veta United Methodist Church. La Veta Lodge, No. 59, will conduct the Masonic service. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Falk, Ferdinand
Ferdinand Falk - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1953 - Ferdinand Falk, passed away in La Veta Saturday afternoon. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baptist Church in La Veta, with the Rev. J. H. Gerault officiating. Interment at family plot in La Veta cemetery. Huerfano World - December 20, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1956: Died, Louise Falk, 93, a resident of the area since 1907. Her husband Ferdinand died in 1953.

Falk, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Falk - Huerfano World - September 13, 2001 - Josephine M. Falk, 91, of La Veta, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 at the Walsenburg Care Center where she was a resident for the past nine years. Mrs. Falk was born on Aug. 13, 1910 in Torrington, WY, to William and Agnes Trost Ireland. She was a member of Christ the King Church, a past member of the St. Ann's Guild and was very active in sports with her family. Mrs. Falk is survived by her children, Elsie Jo (Morris) Snider, Fred (Myrna) Falk, La Veta; a sister, Frances Scwartz, Cannon Falls, MN; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, James W. Falk, in June 1958. Services were held Sept. 7, Christ the King Church with Fr. Phil Coury officiating. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Falk, Karl
Karl Falk - Walsenburg World-Independent - November 27, 1935 - Karl Falk Dies In Pueblo Today - Injuries received while herding cattle Monday, proved fatal for Karl Falk, of La Veta, who died in the Corwin Hospital today. Falk was injured just before noon Monday, when his horse running at high speed fell and rolled over him. He was treated at the La Veta hospital by Dr. Earl Lee who accompanied him to Pueblo yesterday in the Unfug-Peet ambulance. Falk was still unconscious from his injuries yesterday afternoon but his condition was reported somewhat improved. Huerfano World - December 1, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1935: Carl Falk, 37, was killed in an accident on the Goemmer ranch.

Falk, Louise
Louise Falk - Huerfano World - December 20, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1956: Died, Louise Falk, 93, a resident of the area since 1907. Her husband Ferdinand died in 1953. She was born in Kansas in 1863 and married Ferdinand there. [Editor's Note: Louise Falk died December 17, 1956. Obituary listed World Independent, December 18, 1956, Pages 1 and 2.]

Falkenstein, Clara
Clara Falkenstein - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2001 - Age 91, of Pueblo, passed away March 9, 2001. Born Oct. 10, 1909, in Victoria, Kan. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Margaret (Krentzer) Rome; brothers, Wendlen, Joseph, John, Joachim; and sister, Lidwina Kuhn. Survived by son, Leroy (JoAnn) Falk of Pueblo; daughters, Margaret Falkenstein of Pueblo and Arleen (Wayne) Wittman of Hays, Kan.; and brother, Harry Rome of Victoria, Kan. Also survived by grandchildren, LeahAnn (Mark) Tucker, James Falk and David Wittman. Clara was a No. 1 Bronco fan. She loved flowers and she was a loving mother, grandmother and a great mother-in-law. She was a retired employee of St. Mary-Corwin. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis, 611 Logan Ave. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. Interment to follow services. Relatives and friends will be received at the home of Leroy and JoAnn Falk on Sunday. Relatives and friends also will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Falkenstein, Henry M.
Henry M. Falkenstein - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1987 -Henry M. Falkenstein of 231 Goodnight, Feb. 16, 1987. Husband of Mrs. Viola R. Falkenstein. Father of Alice Carpenter, Georgia Lewis, and Henry M. (LuAnna) Falkenstein Jr., all of Pueblo. Brother of Elizabeth Sladen, Margaret Lindvay, William Falkenstein and Barbara Hund, all of Pueblo; Mary F. Hironymous, Sacramento, Calif., and George P. Falkenstein, Ione, Calif., and Anthony J. Falkenstein, Paradise, Calif. Survived also by his son-in-law, Charles G. Walls, Pueblo, as well as 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter, Patricia A. Walls; his brother, Joseph A. Falkenstein, and his son-in-law, Harold B. Carpenter. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mr. Falkenstein ranched in the Pueblo area most of his lifetime. He worked in several departments at the CF&I Steel Corp. prior to devoting fulltime to ranching. Member of the Shrine of St. Therese where services will be held. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit donations of food. Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Falkenstein Jr., 129 Regency Blvd.

Falkner, Hardy
Hardy Falkner - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - February 9, 1900 - Yesterday at 3:30 the funeral of Hardy Falkner, a veteran from the civil war was held from the corner of Union Avenue and D Street under the auspices of the G. A. R. The interment was at Riverview in the G. A. R. plot.

Fall, Rosina
Rosina Fall - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2006 - Rosina Fall was born in Essel, Germany, Sept. 2, 1923, and passed away at her home in Colorado City on March 18, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Dale H. Fall; daughter, Margot Alexander, Broomfield, Colo.; and her granddaughter, Amy Lynn Alexander, who is teaching at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Therese Sitter. Rosina was a past president of Pueblo Assembly No. 11, Order of the Beauceant, member of Fidelity Lodge No. 144 Order of the Eastern Star, San Isabel Shrine No. 7, White Shrine of Jerusalem and Ruhamah Temple No. 71 Daughters of the Nile. She was also a member of the Colorado City/Rye Lions Club for many years. Rosina loved traveling with her husband, Dale, and visiting places throughout Colorado and surrounding states. At her request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in her memory.

Falletta, Carl M.
Carl M. Falletta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1987 - Carl M. Falletta, March 27, 1987. Husband of Cecelia Falletta. Father of Frances (Ralph) Anselmo, Pueblo. Grandfather of Barbara Anselmo, Greeley, and Catherine (Rudy) Cruz, Pueblo. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was employed at CF&I for 47 years, retiring from the Wire Mill in 1963. Member of St. Francis Xavier parish, Holy Name Society, Blessed Sacrament Society and Columbus Lodge. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: wake, 5 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church. The family will receive friends and relatives at St. Francis Mediterranean room after the cemetery service.

Falletta, Cecelia Katherine
Cecelia Katherine Falletta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1998 - Cecelia Katherine Falletta, age 87, passed away Aug. 7, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl M. Falletta. Survived by daughter, Frances (Ralph) Anselmo, Pueblo, Colo.- niece and nephew, Iris and Mickey Nichols, Red Cloud, Neb.- grandchildren, Barbara (Keith) Thompson, Kirkland, Wash., and Catherine (Rudy) Cruz, Pueblo, Colo.- great-grandchildren, James and Jonathan Thompson and Hannah Cruz- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded also in death by twin brother, Steve Swartz, and brothers, Paul and Albert. Mrs. Falletta was a member of the Adoration Society and the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Francis Xavier Church. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Memorial Fund.

Falletta, Jean
Jean Falletta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2000 - Jean Falletta, age 81, died on Oct. 24, 2000. She was born Aug. 9, 1919, in Gulnare, Colo., to Leonard and Marianna Ricco, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Falletta is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Sam Falletta; and her brothers, Leo, Joe, and Vince Ricco. Beloved mother of Pete (Julie) and Mike (Ronetta) Falletta. Grandmother of Jeff, Jody, and Nick. Also survived by brothers, Sam (Terry) Ricco, Frank (Audrey) Ricco, both of Milwaukee, Wis., and Russell Ricco, Chicago, Ill.; sister, Pearl (Bob) Hermann, Milwaukee, Wis.; brother-in-law, Ben (Regina) Falletta, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Lena Cortese, Pueblo, Blanche Falletta, Las Vegas, Nev., Grace Ricco, Ida Ricco, and Renee Ricco, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; close friends, Anne Baxter and Patty Valle; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was a faithful member of St. Patrick Church for many years. She enjoyed her family, cooking and gardening. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The Falletta family may be contacted at 20 Pasadena Drive.

Falletta, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Falletta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1986 - Josephine M. Falletta of 1633 Cedarwood, April 27, 1986. Survived by her brothers and sisters, Bernice Falletta, Lena Cortese, Nettie Vinci and Ben (Regina) Falletta, all of Pueblo; Tony (Blanche) Falletta, Las Vegas, Nev. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Jean Falletta, and several nieces and nephews. A longtime Pueblo resident, she was predeceased by her parents, Pete and Vera Falletta, and her brothers, Joe and Sam Falletta. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food and flowers. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Falletta, 43 Amherst, and will greet friends at the church following the Mass.

Falseto, Gartno
Gartno Falseto – Durango Democrat – July 26, 1904 – Two Italians Killed in a Duel – Trinidad, Colo., July 25 – Giavanni Raimo and Gartno Falseto, Italian guards employed by the Victor Fuel company at Hastings, fought a desperate duel here last night and as a result both are dead. Falseto used a gun on his opponent and succeeded in inflicting fatal wounds. The shooting was done at short range and Raimos managed to reach Falseto with his knife, stabbing him three times about the heart. He then fell dead, with Falseto lying across his body. Falseto lived through the day and died at an early hour this evening.

Falsetta, Charles M.
Charles M. Falsetta - Huerfano World - March 3, 1994 - Charles M. Falsetta, 74, of Pueblo, died Feb. 21, 1994 in Hayward, CA. Born in Aguilar, he attended Huerfano County Schools, was married and raised his family in Walsenburg. He worked at CF&I for 40 years, retiring in 1981. He was preceded in death by his wives, Margaret in 1966 and Audrey in 1989. Survivors include his children, John Falsetta, Pueblo, Ruth Herrera, Union City, CA, Geraldine Ramirez, San Jose, CA, Sadie Sandoval, Denver and Charles Falsetta, Union City; his mother, Juanita Montoya and two sisters, Mary Falsetta and Gloria Villareal, all of Denver; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was from Mt. Carmel Church in Pueblo. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.

Falsetto, Joseph L.
Joseph L. “Pee Wee" Falsetto - Huerfano World - June 29, 2000 - Joseph L. “Pee Wee" Falsetto, 86, of Walsenburg, died June 23, 2000 in the Huerfano Medical Center. Born March 16, 1914 in Aguilar to the late Serafino and Mary Louise Vetere Farzetti, he served in the US Army during World War II and was a partner of the late John Benedetti, owner of the Sinclair Station. Later, he became a salesman for Santi Motor Company, from which he retired in 1981. Mr. Falsetto was a member of St. Mary Church, the Knights of Columbus and American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mickey, Walsenburg; children, Mary Louise Self, Albuquerque, NM, Richard Falsetto, Pueblo and Larry Falsetto, Aurora; two brothers, Sam Falsetto and Frank Falsetto; a sister, Lenore Mincic; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Graveside service by Fort Carson Burial Team. Burial in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Falsetto, Joseph Louie
Joseph Louie "Pee Wee" Falsetto - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2000 - Joseph Louie "Pee Wee" Falsetto, 86, of Walsenburg, died Friday, June 23, 2000. Mr. Falsetto served in the US Army during WWII and was a salesman for Santi Motors until retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus, VFW and the American Legion. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Mickey, of Walsenburg; children, Mary Louise (Don) Self, Albuquerque, N.M., Richard (Cathy) Falsetto, Pueblo, Larry (Sheryl) Falsetto, Aurora; grandchildren, Kimberly Ann, Donna Lou and Paul Brian (Bridget) Self, Vanessa Rhea and Richard Jr. (Bambi Palumbo) Falsetto; great-grandchildren, Tyler William Self, Gianni and Rikki Jaylee; brothers, Sam (Eleanor) Falsetto, Frank (Kathy) Falsetto; sister, Lenore (Nick) Mincic; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, Serafino and Mary Louise Vetere Farzetti; two brothers, Charles and Mike Falsetto; and a sister, Rose Gioga. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Senior Outreach Program, c/o Sister Carol Tlash.

Falsetto, Michelina
Michelina “Mickey” Falsetto - Huerfano World - May 1, 2008 - Michelina “Mickey” Falsetto, 89, of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Walsenburg, born September 29, 1918 in Walsenburg, passed away, April 26, 2008 in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Nora Ricottone, her husband, Joseph “Pee Wee” Falsetto. She is survived by her children, Mary Lou (Don) Self, Albuquerque, NM, Richard (Cathy) Falsetto, Pueblo, Larry (Sheryl) Falsetto, Centennial, five grandchildren, Kim, Donna and Paul (Bridget) Self, Richard (Bambi) Falsetto, and Vanessa (Ted) Wormington, great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brenna Self, Gianni and Rikki Falsetto and Joseph Wormington. Also survived by brothers-in-law, Sam (Eleanor) Falsetto, Frank (Kathy) Falsetto, sister-in-law, Leanore (Nick) Minsic, special niece, Josephine Biuendo, numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary 10 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2008 followed by the funeral mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Burial at North St. Mary Cemetery. A reception following burial at the Walsenburg Golf Course at 12:30. In lieu of food, flowers, and cards the family requests donations to the Presbyterian Caseman Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

Fanning, Nettie
Nettie Fanning - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1925 - The funeral of Mrs. Nettie Fanning will take place at 8:30 o'clock Monday Morning in the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons, McCarthy building and at 9 o'clock from the Sacred Heart Church. Interment in Roselawn.

Faoro, Angelo
Angelo Faoro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1986 - Angelo Faoro of 3318 Azalea, Sept. 10, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Jennie Faoro, who passed away July 11, 1986. Father of Josephine (Karl) Weber, Oakton, Va.; Cary Carron, Denver, and Anthony (Estella) Faoro, Pueblo. Brother of Mrs. Louise Corso, Italy. Brother-in-law of Aurora Faoro, Italy; Mary (Frank) Jerant, Helper, Utah; Anthony (Ruby) Mazzarise, Price, Utah, and Christina "Mary" Sartor, Pueblo. Survived also by nine grandchildren, three great- grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of Holy Family Parish and UMWA Local 9856. A CF&I coal miner for 45 years, Mr. Faoro came to Colorado from Italy at age 16 and went to work in the Sopris Mine. He worked in several other coal mines prior to retiring from the Valdez Mine on April 7, 1958. Services, Holy Family Church: Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Imperial. Please omit donations of food. Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Faoro, 3606 Elmwood Circle.

Faoro, Anthony Alfred
Anthony Alfred Faoro - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2005 - Anthony Alfred Faoro, 78, passed away Jan. 9, 2005. Anthony was born Sept. 15, 1926, in the coal mining camp of Sopris, Colo. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944, a graduating class of eight. He joined the Army, served in the American Theater, and was honorably discharged on Aug. 12, 1946. He began his post secondary education at Trinidad Junior College in Trinidad, Colo. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degree at Colorado Teacher's College in Greeley. He returned to Sopris to teach math and science. In 1951, Estella Wilburn of Gardner, Colo., joined the staff as the district home economics instructor. Anthony and Estella became engaged on Feb. 14, 1952, and they were married on June 7, 1952. They became the parents of three children and both continued to be part of the Sopris School system until 1962, when Anthony accepted a position at Pueblo South High School. He taught chemistry at South until his retirement in 1983. Anthony's summers were devoted to family time. He loved the out of doors, and the family spent many days at Monument Lake and picking mushrooms on the Greenhorn. He was a skilled carpenter, building cabinets and remodeling kitchens for family and friends in the early years, and creating furniture and room accents for his children and grandchildren in later years. He was a master gardener and found great pleasure working in his yard. He was very proud of his Italian heritage and coal mining roots. He was an involved participant in class reunions and extended family gatherings. Anthony is survived by his wife, Estella; children, Anthony (Paula Hahn) and their three children, Genevieve Johannsen (Nolan) and their two daughters, Mark (Kathleen) and their four daughters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday and Mass of Christian Burial, noon Saturday; both services at Holy Family Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with a reception to follow at TREA Hall, 3913 Sandalwood Lane. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory through the funeral home office.

Faoro, Jennie
Jennie Faoro - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1986 - Jennie Faoro, July 11, 1986. Wife of Angelo Faoro and mother of Josephine (Carl) Weber, Oakton, Va.; Cary Carron, Denver; and Anthony (Estella) Faoro, Pueblo. Sister of Christina (Mary) Sartor, Pueblo; Anthony (Ruby) Mazzarise, Price, Utah; and Mary (Frank) Jerant, Helper, Utah. Survived also by her sisters-in-law, Louise Corso and Aurora Faoro, who reside in Italy. In addition, she is survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter, Angelina Faoro; sisters, Julia Martorano and Rose Ghiradelli; a brother, Sam Mazzarise; and a son-in-law, Thomas M. Carron Jr. Mrs. Faoro was a member of Holy Family Parish and had resided in Pueblo the past 18 years. Mr. and Mrs. Faoro celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this past September. Services, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Drive. Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. They may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Faoro, 3606 Elm wood Circle.

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