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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Field, Ray
Ray Field – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Ray Field is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Ray Field: From Keystone, Wyoming, age 10. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. See Adobe Train Wreck, 1906 for in depth coverage of this disaster. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - Ray Field, Keystone, Wyoming - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage click the following link: Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

Field, W. E.
W. E. Field - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: W. E. Field is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists W. E. Field as "colored," age 40, and married with two surviving children. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. The newspapers list him as F. H. Fields. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Fielder, Leo E.
Retired Lt. Col. Leo E. Fielder - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 07, 1999 - Retired Lt. Col. Leo E. Fielder, 82, died March 3, 1999, in Walsenburg. He served in the Air Force for 25 years and was a bomber pilot in World War II and Korea. After retiring from the Air Force, he was a marketeer at Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis. Lt. Col. Fielder was born June 15, 1916, in Comanche, Texas. He was married June 30, 1950. He is survived by his wife, Geri; a son, Lee; a brother, Herschel; and a sister, Vera Pearl Dunn. Cremation is planned. Burial services will be at noon Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., 471-9900, is handling local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, 2930 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs 80918.

Fields, Daniel R. Jr.
Daniel R. Fields - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2000 - Daniel R. Fields Jr., 24, born May 7, 1976, went to be with the Lord on May 29, 2000, with one of his many special friends, Amanda Jo Phelps. Survived by his mother, Audrey Darlene Fields; father, Daniel R. Fields Sr.; brother, Shane Fields; half-sister, Anita Fields-Mihelich, and other half-brothers and sisters; grandparents, Anna Jean Wyckoff and Roy Fields; favorite aunt, Sharon Wyckoff; favorite uncle, Larry Wyckoff; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. Predeceased by grandfather, Albert Wyckoff; and grandmother, Jean Fields. Daniel loved riding his motorcycle and participating in many sports. He also loved listening to music, spending time with his family and friends and living life to the fullest. He had a great love of life and will be sadly missed. He was employed at Rocky Mountain Steel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the City Park Pavilion from 3 to 6 p.m.

Fields, Leah J.
Leah J. Fields - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2004 - Leah J. Fields, passed away Aug. 19, 2004. She was born Dec. 31, 1941. She is survived by her son, Arthur M. Fields Jr.; grandson, Troy A. Fields, Pueblo West and sister, Clea J. Walkinshaw of Battle Creek Mich. Cremation by her request. Services pending. Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2004 - Leah J. Fields, passed away August 19, 2004. There will be a Eucharist Service for her Thursday, August 26, 2004, 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle, 3939 Pueblo Blvd.

Fields, Shirley
Shirley Fields - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 1998 - Shirley Fields, 62, passed away Feb. 4, 1998, after a brief illness. Mrs. Fields recently retired from County Market. She is survived by her husband, Roy Fields, numerous children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation, 4 until 8 p.m. today. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, both at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, Colo. 81004, in memory of Shirley Fields. Hancock County Courier - February 6, 1998 - Services will be held today for Shirley Young Fields of Pueblo West, who died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1998, following a brief illness. She was born in Chester Feb. 12, 1935, a daughter of Helen Britton of Chester and the late Martin Dennis. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Roy Fields, at home; three daughters, Chris Young and Peggy Young of Chester and H. Joy Simmons of Pueblo West; two sons, Tom Young of Chester, and Terry Young of Kent, OH; seven stepchildren of Pueblo and several grandchildren. The services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Imperial Cemetery of Pueblo.

Fields, Sonja
Sonja Fields – Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1997 - Sonja Fields, of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 15, 1997, following a brief illness. Sonja was a former co-manager of the Pueblo Grande Village Mobile Home Park. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Perry Fields- son, Michael Fields- and daughter, Valerie Musick- father, Elmer Martin- and brother, David Martin- two stepchildren, Parker Fields and Vicki Taylor, both of Battle Creek, Mich.- seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Troy, and mother, Martha Jane Martin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in memory of Mrs. Fields. Viewing at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with graveside service at 1:30 p.m. in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Fierro, Concepcion
Concepcion Fierro - Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1931 - The funeral of Concepcion Fierro will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. from 319 Spruce Street. Interment, Roselawn.

Fierro, Tomas Urquidez
Tomas "Tommy" Urquidez Fierro - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1997 - Tomas "Tommy" Urquidez Fierro, 66, passed away Sept. 27, 1997. Survived by his wife, Betty (Hinojos) Fierro- two daughters- one son- two brothers- four sisters- 10 grandchildren- one great-grandchild. Service of remembrance, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Ruben Castro officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at 2016 W. 13th.

Fierro-Reyes, Baby Julissia
Baby Julissia Fierro-Reyes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2006 - Baby Julissia Fierro-Reyes of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her great-grandmothers, Senaida Fierro and Cecilia Irene Reyes. She is survived by her parents, Stephanie Fierro and Tony Reyes; godparents, Kristina Fierro and Jeremy Fierro; grandparents, Nancy (Jose) Acosta and Ruth Reyes; special aunt, Jeanette Reyes; special uncle, Jose Fierro; and numerous other relatives. Memorial service, 1 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Fietz, Charles
Charles Fietz – Fort Collins Courier – October 27, 1920 – Attempted Bank Robbery Tuesday at Elbert Ends With 2 Men Dead – Colorado Springs Police Kill Two and Wound a Third in Battle Following Attempt – By Associated Press – Colorado Springs, Oct. 26. – Two men are dead and a third in the hospital with wounds as a result of a battle today with the Colorado Springs police who were sent to the Black forest as a part of a posse searching for the auto bandits who attempted early today to rob the First National bank at Elbert. The dead are: Charles Fietz, Pueblo, and George H. Brown, Pueblo; the injured, Frank Green, Colorado Springs. The three men were met on a road by Jess Schlissler and Robert Race of the Colorado Springs police force. The auto was hailed by the officers and the occupants of the car opened fire. The officers replied. Neither of the police were wounded. The police believe the men were the band who were the armed guard at Elbert this morning when the attempt to enter the bank was made. They believe some of Greens wounds were received in this morning's encounter. By Associated Press – Colorado Springs, Oct. 26. – Posses searching for three bank robbers frustrated in an attempt to blow the safe of the bank of Elbert, 35 miles northeast of here, at 1 o'clock this morning, today found a bloody shirt and overcoat in a field southeast of Monument about ten miles from the attempted robbery, which was taken by the officers to indicate that at least one of the outlaws had been wounded. The signs stirred the officers to renewed efforts, as it was felt that they were hot on the trail of the men. It is supposed that the men are on foot as their car was disabled by a bullet in a running battle that followed the discovery by officers on guard at the bank. A similar attempt to rob the bank was made last week and another attempt to rob the vault had been anticipated by the sheriff who kept the bank under guard. Elizabeth, Colo., Oct. 26. – An attempt to rob the Elbert county bank at Elbert, near here, shortly after one o'clock this morning was prevented by armed guards who drove off a party of automobile bandits after a battle. Officials believe some of the bandits were wounded. The bandits abandoned their car north of Elbert, where it was found. Reports from Colorado Springs state a posse was being organized there. Elizabeth is thirty-five miles from Colorado Springs.

Figal, Daniel C.
Daniel C. Figal - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2000 - Daniel C. Figal, 77, of Walsenburg, died Feb. 14, 2000. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the VFW Post No. 2643, American Legion Post No. 16 and the Military Order of Cooties. Survived by his wife, Mary Ann Figal, Walsenburg; children, Marianne (Richard) Apodaca, Denver, Debbie (Dave) McCain, Walsenburg, Daniel (Ronda) Figal, Oregon; grandchildren, Richard Apodaca, Denise Apodaca, Paul McCain, Daniel J. Figal, Meghan Figal; brothers, John (Marjorie) Figal, Walsenburg, Joseph Figal, Pueblo, Reggie (Caroline) Figal, Windsor, Colo., Eugene (Marie) Figal, Syracuse, N.Y., Gary (July) Figal, California, Timothy (Linda) Figal, Castle Rock; a sister, Shirley (Tony) Clevenger, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m. Saturday, recited by Oress DeHerrera. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Graveside service, Fort Carson Ritual Team. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - February 17, 2000 - Daniel C. Figal 77, of Walsenburg, died February 14, 2000 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born on July 5, 1922 in Starkville, to the late Joseph M. and Helen Stock Figal, he joined the US Army in 1943, serving until 1946. Mr. Figal was a member of the VFW Post #2643, the American Legion Post #16 and the Military Order of Cooties. Mr. Figal is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Figal, Walsenburg; children, Marianne Apodaca, Denver; Debbie McCain, Walsenburg; Daniel Figal, Oregon; brothers, John Figal, Walsenburg; Joseph Figal, Pueblo; Reggie Figal, Windsor; Eugene Figal, Syracuse; Gary Figal, California; Timothy Figal, Castle Rock; a sister Shirley Clevenger, Washington and five grandchildren. Funeral services from St. Mary Church. Rosary, 10 a.m., Saturday; Mass to follow. Graveside service, Ft. Carson Ritual Team. Burial in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Figal, David T.
David T. Figal - Huerfano World - September 27, 1990 - Memorial service for David T. Figal, 29, of Fort Collins, who died Sept. 23, 1990, in Poudre Valley Hospital emergency room, will be held Thursday (today) from Bethel Lutheran Church, Windsor. Mr. Figal died of an aortic aneurysm while water skiing at Horsetooth Reservoir. Born Aug. 7, 1961, in Greeley, he was reared and educated in Windsor, graduating from high school there. He attended Colorado State University for two years and graduated from the University of Colorado where he earned a BS in chemical engineering in 1984. After graduation he worked for Woodward Governor in Fort Collins as a project engineer. Survivors include his parents, Reg and Carolyn Figal, Windsor; his fiancée, Juli England, Fort Collins; a brother, Mike, Fort Collins; his grandparents, Howard and A.D. Kahler, Greeley; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was a member of Partners, Fort Collins; a junior achievement advisor, Fort Collins and belonged to Mountain Fliers Aero Club. He was building his own airplane at the time of his death.

Figal, Gary Lee
Gary Lee Figal – Huerfano World – May 6, 2004 - Gary Figal was born in Walsenburg on June 29, 1938 and died on April 20, 2004 in La Mirada, CA. Gary had been in poor health for the past year and died from complications of pneumonia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen, and brothers, Reg and Danny. Gary grew up in Walsenburg and completed his education at the University of Colorado. In 1962, he and his family moved to California where he worked as an aerospace engineer for Hughes Aircraft for 36 years. He has been retired for the past five years. Gary was a devoted husband, father and Papa. Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy (Dalla Guardia); children, Gerald, Janine, Jeffrey, Christopher and Jill; daughters-in-law, Ruth Jana and Kim; son-in-law, Ray Rodriguez; and eight grandchildren. Gary is also survived by his brothers John, Gene, Joseph and Tim and his sister, Shirl, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held on April 24 at Holy Family Church in Artesia, CA.

Figal, Helen
Helen Figal - Huerfano World - January 12, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Loving Memory of Helen Figal, who died five years ago, January 14. - Verse - With love from the Figal family.

Figal, John W.
John W. Figal - The La Veta Signature - August 28, 2008 - Huerfano World - August 29, 2008 - John W. Figal June 12, 1919 - August 23, 2008 - John W. Figal passed away on August 23, 2008 at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado. He was born June 12, 1919 in Starkville, Colorado to Joseph and Helen Figal. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Figal; mother Helen FigaI, three brothers: Danny, Reggie and Gary Figal, granddaughter Samantha Martinez. He is survived by his wife of 61 years: Marjorie Figal, three children: John (Barbara) Figal, Jeanne (Ron) Wilkins, Jamie (Anthony) Gonzales, grandchildren: Jeremy (Carrie) Figal, Brianna (Matt) Lancaster, Ashley, Cory, and Tayla Wilkins, great grandchildren: Seija Figal and Alexandria Lancaster, brothers and sister: Joe Figal, Eugene (Marie) Figal, Shirley (Tony) Clevenger, Tim (Linda) Figal, in laws: Margaret and Jim Williams, Richard and Betty Ridge, Mary Ann Figal, Carolyn Figal, Judy Figal, plus numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. John was a member of the City Council for many years, the Veterans Hospital board, Officer in the VFW, Planning and Zoning board, Parks and Recreation and Sportsman Club. John was a proud military Veteran who was promoted to Lt. Colonel over a short period of time. He loved his family, his country and his city. He would do anything for anybody. He recorded weather daily for the National Weather Bureau for over 30 years, and called it into Channel 13 every night. He was an avid astronomy buff and a Ham Operator. John began to work at the Unique Shop in 1945 until 1963 when he purchased his own television repair shop. He pioneered television in not only Walsenburg, but in most of southern Colorado, northern New Mexico and parts of Arizona. He owned the first television in this area. John worked in his shop until 1979 when he took a job with the City of Pueblo where he installed and maintained police and fire department radios. He retired in 1986, but remained very active in the community. Memorial service: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Church of God in Christ Jesus, 205 West 10th St., Walsenburg, CO.

Figal, Reginald
Reginald Figal - Huerfano World - June 8, 2000 - Reginald (Reg) Figal 69, of Windsor, formerly of Walsenburg, died June 2, 2000. Born Jan. 2, 1931 in Walsenburg, to the late Joseph and Helen Stock Figal, he graduated from Walsenburg High School and attended the University of Northern Colorado on a football scholarship. He completed his undergraduate and master degrees at UNC. Mr. Figal served in the US Air Force in Korea. He married Carolyn Dawn Kahler Dec. 27, 1957 in Greeley. After graduation from UNC, he taught and coached in Walsenburg and Craig from 1966 to 1982. He became principal at Windsor High School and from 1982 to 1988 he was assistant superintendent for the Re-4 School District in Windsor. Mr. Figal was active in the American Heart Association, Windsor Lions Club, Poudre River Trail Development, Town of Windsor Recreation Board and the Colorado High School Activities Association. The Figals were co-chairs for Windsor/Severance United Way and were recently awarded Weld County Volunteers of the Year. The couple was grand marshals of Windsor's Harvest Festival in 1998. Mr. Figal was an avid sports fan and he and his wife wintered in Tucson, AZ. He was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Windsor and a member of VFW Post #8331. Survivors include his wife, of 42 years, Carolyn, Windsor; a son, Michael J.C. Figal, Greeley; five brothers, John, Walsenburg, Joe, Pueblo, Gene, Livermore, NY, Gary, Cerritos, CA, and Tim, Castle Rock; a sister, Sheryl Clevenger, Graham, WA; father and mother-in-law, Howard and Adelyne Kahler, Greeley; nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts. Memorial service was held from Windsor High School auditorium on Wednesday. Private family burial at Lakeview Cemetery in Windsor.

Figueroa, Carmella Marie
Carmella Marie Figueroa - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2001 - Carmella Marie Figueroa, 90, of Pueblo, passed away June 23, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Figueroa, 1960; brother, Joseph Lauricella; and son-in-law, Jack Wallace. Survived by children, Virginia Wallace, Rose Marie Figueroa and Raymond (Diana) Figero; grandchildren, Cheryl (Craig) Jancovic, Julie Ann (Jerry) Bensko, Michael (Pattie) Wallace and Rhonda Sue Figero; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances Passalaqua, Mary Mohorich, Katherine Palumbo; brothers, Roy, Ralph and Domonic Lauricella, Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Carmella was a member of the St. Theresa Society and was a devoted mom and grandma. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, baking and gardening. Carmella will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Funeral service, Monday, June 25, 2001, at 10 o'clock in the morning, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Figueroa, Eric R.
Eric R. Figueroa - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2004 - Eric R. Figueroa, 42, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 16, 2004. He is survived by his parents, Helen Figueroa, and Robert Figueroa (Kathy McHugh); loving grandmother, Dora Figueroa; as well as his brother and sister, Brian (Tina) Figueroa and Julie (Tony) Unocic; and very special friend, Katie Quinn. Also survived by his aunt and uncles, Patricia and Raymond Figueroa and George McDowell; nephew and nieces, Louie (Andrea), Janae, Carlee and Hailey; as well as other relatives, friends and of course his beloved pets. Preceded in death by his wife, Susan; grandparents, George and Faye McDowell and Paul Figueroa. Eric was a cabinet maker and carpenter. He was an accomplished skier and mountaineer. He loved the mountains, fishing and outings with his family and friends. It was there in the mountains, where he found serenity. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Figueroa, Marcellina
Marcellina "Marcy" Figueroa - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2006 - Marcellina "Marcy" Figueroa, 56, of Pueblo, passed away May 29, 2006. Marcy was born on Sept. 20, 1949, in Lincoln, Neb. She is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Cruz Garcia; children, Camilo Figueroa, Polly Figueroa and Danielle (Glen Saiz) Figueroa; sisters, Tonia Gomez, Georgia (Scott) DeVorss; and her brother, Bobby Gomez; grandchildren, Lashea Lopez, Glen Saiz, Janelle Montiel and Joshua Saiz. Marcy was preceded in death by her parents, Polly and Antonio Gomez; and her aunt, Lupe Gibson. Marcy was a very dedicated mother and grandmother; she loved working with ceramics and had a special love for animals which included her five dogs. She is going to be deeply missed. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2006, St. Francis Catholic Parish.

Figueroa, Rose E.
Rose E. Figueroa – Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1990 – Rose E. Figueroa, February 8, 1990. Wife of Nicholas Figueroa who passed away Sept. 4, 1944. Mother of Nick Figueroa, Pueblo; Angelina Richardson, Aurora, Colorado, and Frances R. Figueroa, Pueblo. Sister of Mary Capanna, Pueblo; Sarah Figueroa, Baltimore, Md., and Josephine (Luther) Jones, Sacramento, Calif. Sister-in-law of Philip (Mary) Figueroa and Dora Figueroa of Pueblo and Mary Figueroa, Albuquerque, NM. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Violet Ramirez, Nov. 15, 1984, and Carmen Figueroa, Aug. 24, 1953, and brother Raymond Figueroa, May 17, 1960. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church; Vigil Service, 7 pm Monday and funeral mass, 10 am Tuesday. Interment Roselawn. The family will greet friend in the Mediterranean Room following the Vigil Service Monday evening. Those who wish are asked to make donations to the Diabetes Foundation in her memory.

Figueroa, Susan Jane
Susan Jane (Eversole) Figueroa - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 1998 - Susan Jane (Eversole) Figueroa, 36, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 29, 1998. Survived by husband, Robert Eric Figueroa- parents, Edwin (Dorothea) Eversole- mother-in-law, Helen Latka- father-in-law, Robert Figueroa- sisters, Carole (Stephen) Yates, Mary (Jim) Webb, Amy (Walter) Rye and Gina (Jim) Wempe- brothers, Joseph Eversole, John (April) Eversole, Edwin K. (Christie) Eversole and Christopher A. Eversole- aunt, Elizabeth (Stephen) Bensko- and uncle, George (Ann) Tucker. Ten nieces, five nephews and numerous other relatives also survive. Preceded in death by brother, William Russell Eversole, in 1969- aunt, Alma Abernathy- and uncle, Earl Abernathy. Susan graduated from Central High School in 1980 and received her degree from PCC in respiratory therapy and continued to attend USC. Member of St. Patrick Parish. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vigil service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the parish hall following the Mass. Family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Susan's family wishes to express their gratitude for the love and devotion given to her from her friends.

Figueroa, Violett
Violett Figueroa - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2005 - Violett Figueroa, infant, of Pueblo. Arrangements pending. Went home with the Angels on Dec. 14, 2005. She was survived by her parents, Sabrina Trujillo Figueroa and Mario Figueroa; brothers, Antonio, Estevan and Mathaes; sister, Mireyah; grandparents, Sandra Nival (John S. Valdez), Dave (Geine) Trujillo, Pedro (Aurora) Nival, Tony Figueroa and Amparo Lujan; uncle, Jeramie (Rosita) Trujillo; aunts, Tina Figueroa, Crystal (Joe) Trujillo and Felicia Trujillo; and other numerous relatives and friends. Memorial service, noon Friday at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Fikani, Asad
Asad Fikani – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – May 6, 1912 – Dies in Littleton – Word has been received here from Littleton, Colo., of the recent death of Asad Fikani, formerly a resident of Leadville. Mr. Fikani was born in Mount Lebanon, Syria, and was 67 years of age. He came to America twenty-two years ago, residing in Denver and Leadville until five years ago when he went to Littleton, and has lived there ever since. He leaves a wife and three sons and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Fikani, of Littleton; Mrs. George Harris, of Panama, Mo.; Mrs. F. Kelloff, of Segundo, Colo., and Ethel Fikani, who graduated from Leadville High school last year and is now attending Chicago university. The sons are all in Leadville, where the father was in business for twelve years.

Fikany, Edward D.
Edward D. Fikany, M.D. – Albuquerque Journal – October 30, 2002 - Edward D. Fikany, M.D., age 84, a longtime Fort Sumner physician passed away Sunday, October 27, 2002 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Edward was born November 12, 1917, in Trinidad, Colorado, to Franklin and Rozen Fikany. Edward attended school in Denver and Clayton, NM, before graduating from high school in 1935 in Evanston, Ill. Edward completed three years of pre-medical courses at the University of Texas before joining the Navy and earning his medical degree at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1944. He completed his internship at the U. S. Naval Hospital, Bremerton, Washington, before serving as the junior medical officer on a cruiser in the Pacific in 1945. He saw Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, after the Atomic bombs were dropped there, and he cared for U. S. soldiers returning to the States. He completed his military service in a naval reserve unit. Edward worked with a surgeon in Dubuque, Iowa, and did a fellowship in Pathology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago before returning to New Mexico. In 1948 he discovered a challenge in Fort Sumner: a small privately owned hospital was available for lease and he wanted to operate it. In Fort Sumner, Edward also met his future wife, Peg Smith. They were married January 9, 1951, in Aspermont, Texas. Together they cared for Doc's mentor, his aunt Dr. Ethel, his mother, Rozen, Peg's aunt Bebe Smith, and Peg's mother, Corinne Smith. Eventually De Baca General Hospital was built and Edward built an office across the street from it. He practiced medicine there for more than 40 years, serving as physician, friend, advisor, and confidant to thousands of patients in eastern New Mexico. Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Peg Smith Fikany in 1975; his parents; and his sister, Adele Azar. Edward is survived by his wife, Frances Brown Hall whom he married in August, 2000. Also surviving are a son, David, and his wife, Cathy of Fort Sumner; daughter, Lea Ann and her husband, Alan Curry of Chandler, Arizona; and seven grandchildren, Zane, Lance, and Ryan Fikany, and Tara, Erin, Blake, and Anna Curry. Also surviving are his step-children and their families, Mary Gay McClain and her husband, Rod of Taiban and their children, Shannon Hargrove of Clovis, Morgan and Taylor of the home; Susan Hall of Santa Rosa; and David and Judy Hall of Denver, CO; his sister, Isobelle Ratcliff of Lincoln, CA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and step-grandchildren survive him. Edward served his community in many capacities, including School Board President, Rotarian, and Chamber of Commerce president. He is a past president of the New Mexico Medical Association, and he has been a delegate to the state Republican convention. He was instrumental in the creation of the De Baca Industrial Development Board and its Medical Board. In 1999 the hospital was dedicated to him and renamed the Edward D. Fikany Medical Complex. Although Edward received many honors including the Rotary's highest, the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, the NM Family Doctor of the Year in 1989, and the Saint George Award from the American Cancer Society, he said, "The most rewarding part of being a family doctor is sharing in the problems and successes of families." In his many years of practice in Fort Sumner, he delivered hundreds of babies and performed many operations. He was a dedicated professional who worked long hours and loved doing it. He was a very humble man who will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2002 from the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner with Rev. Monty Leavell officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Zane Fikany, Ryan Fikany, Lance Fikany, Thomas "Cub" Haralson, Bob West, James West, Cecil West, Taylor McLain and Bob Addison. Honorary Bearers will be all his colleagues, physicians and former co-workers at De Baca General Hospital. The family prefers memorials to the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association P.O. Box 180, Fort Sumner, NM or the American Cancer Society. All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

Fike, Ethel L.
Ethel L. Fike - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1998 - Ethel L. Fike, of Walsenburg, passed away Dec. 22, 1998, in Pueblo. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Ozark Memorial Park in Joplin, Mo. Arrangements in Missouri are under the direction of the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City, Mo.

Fike, Rick Russell
Rick Russell Fike - Huerfano World - February 28, 1991 - Our sympathy goes to Ethel Fike. Her husband Rick Russell died Feb. 18. He was buried in Las Animas. Ted Kisielnicki, Norm Battest, Andy Madison, Larry Freier and Tony Castello served as pallbearers. Ethel will be pleased to have anyone drop in and visit and to see it she needs anything.

Filanejo, Galtino
Galtino Filanejo - Huerfano World - July 12, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1910: The coroner's jury ruled death by negligence in the case of Galtino Filanejo, who was killed by a fall of rock in the Pictou mine Tuesday.

Filangi, Antonio
Antonio Filangi - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 2002 - Antonio Filangi went to be with the Lord after a long illness on Feb. 3, 2002. Born in Italy on Dec. 2, 1919, Antonio came to America in April 1930. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary; his children, Rosemary, Nada and Ralph Jr. (Cindy); four grandchildren; sister, Alfie; brother, Dominic (Jackie); and numerous nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Parkinson Disease Association through the funeral home office in his memory.

Filangi, Louise
Louise Filangi - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1998 - Louise Filangi, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 3. Survived by brothers, Ralph (Gertrude) Filangi, Dominic (Jackie) Filangi- and sister, Alfie Filangi, all of Pueblo- nieces and nephews, Rosemary Filangi, Deanna (Robert) Higgins, Rosellen (Joe) McCurry, and Nada Filangi, all of Pueblo, Ralph (Cindi) Filangi of Wright, Wyo.- great nieces and nephews, Michael Filangi and Heather Filangi of Wyoming, Misty Higgins and Shelby Filangi and Dominic Joseph Filangi of Pueblo. Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. today, Holy Family Church, reception to follow Mass at the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to Holy Family Church through the funeral home.

Filbert, Bill
Bill Filbert - News-Press - March 6, 2005 - Fort Myers, Florida - Bill Filbert, returned home, to be with the Lord, and his son James Filbert, Saturday, February 26, 2005. From Heaven, Bill will be watching over his wife of 56 years, Jean, who is the love of his life, and their children, Blaise Alexander, Betty Kuhns, and Ken Filbert. He will also be keeping an eye on his favorite pet Megan. With 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren he will be busy doing what he loved the most, caring for his family. Bill was a veteran who loved his country, and the people of the world. He made friends easily and those who met him remembered him. He enjoyed Round dancing and his wife and teaching others this wonderful past time. He volunteered to manager the sound systems for his church and the community center in Del Tura, where he lived in FL. He was a man of kindness, love, truth and conviction. A memorial service for Bill was held Thursday at Rye Home United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bill Filbert, to the Rye Home United Methodist Church, 2063 Main St., Rye, CO 81069. For information call (719) 489-2779.

Filby, John J.
John J. "Jack" Filby - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2003 - John J. "Jack" Filby, 83, of Westcliffe, passed away Dec. 27, 2003, in Pueblo. Private services will be held.

Filer, Edwin Ross
Edwin Ross Filer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2004 - Edwin Ross Filer, 75, passed away Sept. 25, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 16, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo., to Edwin and Frances Filer who preceded him along with his brother, Elbert Filer. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sieglinde "Siegi" Filer; daughters, Joan (Doyle) Burgett of Salida, Colo., Janice (Jim) Stewart of Greenville, Texas, and Juliana (Dennis) Beard of Palisade, Colo.; grandchildren, Erin, Curtis, Joshua, Heidi and Monika; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janice (Jim) Traister and Dorothy Murdock. After retiring from the CF&I, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, painting and spending time with his dog, Tisch. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Filer, Frances E.
Frances E. Filer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2003 - Frances E. Filer, 94, passed away May 24, 2003. Born in Rye, Colo., moving to Pueblo, Colo., at the age of 5. Survived by children, Edwin (Sieglinde) Filer of Pueblo, Colo., Janice (Jim) Traister of New Jersey, Dorothy Murdoch of New Hampshire; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Filer of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; five brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by her husband, Edwin J. Filer; son, Elbert Filer; and three sisters. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Filer, Robert M.
Robert M. Filer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2004 - Robert M. Filer passed away July 26, 2004, in Pueblo. Robert was born in Encampment, Wyo., on Sept. 16, 1920, and had lived in Pueblo for many years. He was employed as a telephone wire technician in several parts of the world, working on many fascinating and important projects. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of Pueblo as well as South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM and Order of Eastern Star Fidelity Chapter No. 144. He is survived by his children, Robert D. Filer and Glenda (Nathan) Hollingsworth, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kimberly and Bradley (LaVaughn) Hollingsworth; great-grandchild, Jasmine; siblings, Don of California, Ralph (Marilyn), James (Mary), Glenn Filer, Doris Lease, all of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends including, Lola Dinnerline. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at 8 p.m. in the Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to Friends of the Colorado Talking Book Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80226 or The American Macular Degeneration Foundation,

Files, Blanche A.
Blanche A. Files - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1999 - Blanche A. Files, age 93, of Holly, Colo., died Jan. 21, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the Holly United Methodist Church. Burial in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions to the Holly United Methodist Church or the Holly Volunteer Ambulance Fund.

Files, Boyd
Boyd Files - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2000 - Boyd Files, 87, passed away at his home Aug. 30, 2000. He is preceded by his loving wife of 62 years, Clara Fern Files. Survived by sons, Michael (Judy) Files of Pueblo, Garry (Shai) Files of Edmond, Okla.; daughters, Clara Gaynell Dillard of Joplin, Mo., Donna (Ken) Whatley of Pueblo; as well as 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Boyd spent most of his working years as a union carpenter. The family of Boyd Files would like to give a special thanks to Meals on Wheels for their devoted care. Visitation, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at the funeral home. Funeral service Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, Rose Chapel, 10 a.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Files, Loye
Loye “Jack” Files - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2001 - Loye "Jack" Files, 82, of Pueblo joined his wife, Vern, Oct. 21, 2001, to be with the Lord. He was born June 1, 1919, in Bells, Texas, to the union of Walter L. Files and Florence T. Kirby. Mr. Files was a veteran of the armed forces and served during World War II. For 35 years he owned the Files 66 Service Station in Pueblo. For over 50 years, he was a devoted and faithful member of Park Hill Baptist Church, as well as being a member of the BPOE Lodge No. 90. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Boyd and Doyal, and nephew, Roger. He will be remembered by his sons, Loye Dean (Audri) Files and Edward M. Files; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Bill, Lura, Trilbie and Alvin; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family greeting friends and relatives from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Reception to follow in the Adrian Comer Garden Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to the Park Hill Baptist building fund through the funeral home office.

Files, Roger A.
Roger A. Files - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1998 - Roger A. Files, 39, passed away July 29, 1998. Preceded in death by his mother, Betty Files. Survived by his wife, Brenda L. Files- children, Amanda (Luke) Littau, and Matthew Files, both of Pueblo- granddaughter, Autumn Littau- his father, Willie Files, Pueblo- his sister, Sharon Ross, Pueblo- brother, Greg (Sherry) Files, Trinidad- and sister, Elizabeth Lieba of Pueblo- as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. With special love and thanks to Mark and Cherly Popp. At his request, cremation with no viewing. , 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Filler, Carl W.
Carl W. Filler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2004 - Carl W. Filler, 73, born March 12, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2004. He attended Central High School. Carl worked in the storeroom at the electric company now known as Aquila. He retired in 1994, after nearly 33 years of service. Carl served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a longtime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Carl loved bowling, traveling, fishing, camping and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. He had a talent for painting and enjoyed doing home projects. He is preceded in death by his parents, James V. Filler and Anna C. Baker Filler; his brothers, Joseph M. Filler and Frank J. Filler; and two brothers, Lawrence and Richard Filler, who died in infancy; and his sister-in-law, Lynn Filler. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis A. Filler; his son, Jerry (Beva) Filler of Ca–on City; his son, Carl Edward Filler of Northglenn; his daughter, Louanna (Charles) Haecker of Cerrillos, N.M.; daughters, Julie and Francine Filler of Kalamazoo, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Joyce Filler of Brighton; and stepdaughters, Kathy (Craig) Paranto, Donna Yaklich and Susan (Bill) Campbell; his brother, John (Myra) Filler; sister-in-law, Eleanor Filler; sister-in-law, Gerry (Dale) Gripp; brother-in-law, Lin (Barb) Seder; and a special friend, Jay (Barbara) Bernard, who treated him like his father. He has 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous other relatives and many friends. Viewing will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Carl was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Pueblo West, where the funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, with Father J. William Huber, celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with military rites by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial gifts may be made in Carl's memory to the Building Fund of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Pueblo West.

Filler, Daniel J.
Daniel J. Filler - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1999 - Daniel J. Filler, age 78, passed away Aug. 4, 1999, at his home. Mr. Filler was preceded in death by his parents, Michael G. Filler and Cecelia Bradish Filler, and his brother, Robert L. Filler. He is survived by his cousins, Dorothy Bradish, Beverly Paycheck and Betty Downs of Pueblo- his sister-in-law, Virginia Filler of Colorado Springs- nieces and nephews, Dara Hoffman of Aurora, Mike Filler and Jo Ann Nestor of Colorado Springs and Daniel R. Filler of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Mr. Filler served honorably with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was wounded at Guadalcanal on Nov. 3, 1942. Following World War II, Mr. Filler worked for CF&I and for the D. Leone Road Construction Company. A lifelong resident of Colorado, Mr. Filler was loved by many. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Pueblo at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 9. His ashes will be placed in one of his favorite locations near Rye, Colo.

Filler, Eva D.
Eva D. Filler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 - Eva D. Filler, 73, Passed into her Savior's loving arms Sunday evening May 14, 2006. Eva was born Aug. 21, 1932 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was one of six daughters of Carl and Leah (Barnhart) Dwyer. She had been a Kalamazoo area resident for 6 years, coming from Denver, Colorado. Eva grew up on a ranch in the Black Forest area in Colorado Springs, Colorado which is now part of the Air Force Academy. This area she loved and will be her final resting place. Eva was the librarian for the Star Journal and Pueblo Chieftain newspapers for many years. She proudly obtained her real estate broker's license in Colorado and later retired as a private secretary to Ken Farherty in Denver. She loved many things in life including traveling, reading, fishing, the Denver Broncos, and debating politics. Eva was a very hard working woman of strong faith and will be dearly missed by those who knew her. The many stories she told of her life and her beautiful smile will leave a lasting impression on all those who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Lois. She was married to Carl W. Filler and is survived by 5 children, Louanna (Charles) Haecker of Santa Fe, NM, Carl (Lynn) Filler of Denver, CO, Julie Filler of Kalamazoo, Gerald (Beva) Filler of Canon City, CO, and Francine (Terry) Quick of Kalamazoo; with special acknowledgement, Sean Wierenga of Kalamazoo; and 6 grandchildren, Andrea, Garrett, Jacob, Jessica, Danielle and Trevor. Private services and burial will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Renal Care Group. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.

Filler, James L.
James L. Filler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - James L. Filler, age 81, passed away April 22, 2001, in Westminster, Colo. Mr. Filler is survived by his wife, Marie Altamore Filler, Broomfield; and daughters, Robbie Berlin, Broomfield, and Susan Kendal of New Jersey. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by Fort Carson.

Fillipetto, Carlo
Carlo Fillipetto – Durango Democrat – December 18, 1901 – Two miners, Carlo Fillippo and Ferdinando Gaudino, were suffocated in a coal mine at Trinidad Saturday night. Note: Carlo Fillipetto is listed as dead in a mining accident, December 14, 1901. Carlo Fillipetto: Italian, two years mining experience, single. He was a miner in the Eagle Mine; death was caused by a “fall of top coal.” Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” He was listed in the newspapers as Carlo Fillippo.

Fillmore, Grace Lee
Grace Lee Cordell Fillmore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1999 - Grace Lee Cordell Fillmore, 84, was born June 26, 1915, in Quinter, Kan., the daughter of Robert and Margaret Pratt Cordell. She moved to Pueblo in 1921. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floyd Arthur Cordell in February of 1987 and Ralph James Cordell in August 1987; and by a 2-year-old son, Donald Arthur Fillmore in 1938. She died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Belmont Lodge in Pueblo. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Nicholas Fillmore, of the family home in Boone; two sons, Robert Lewis (Dona) Fillmore and Lawrence Edward (Elsie) Fillmore, both of Boone; and a daughter, Dorothy Jean Trantham, Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, Lynn (Tom) Rusler, Avondale, Ron (Brenda) Fillmore, Fayetteville, Ark., Pat (Jerry) Summers, Fort Collins, Colo. Don (Sue) Fillmore, Avondale, Sherrie Wright, Pueblo, Connie Tidwell, Frisco, Texas, Gary (Charmaine) Fillmore, Ellicott, Colo., Doug (Tanna) Fillmore, Whitehouse, Tenn., Brent Fillmore, Fort Collins, Joy Fillmore, Sterling, Colo., and Marilyn (Chris) Vujcich, Pueblo West, Colo.; two step-grandchildren, Rob (Robin) Baker, Aurora, Colo., and Paul (Teresa) Baker, Fowler, Colo.; 20 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Frank Fillmore, Ordway; a sister, Barbara (Earl) Martin, Boone; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives "God Send. God is truly guiding all our lives. Only He knows the reasons for changes in our lives. The ups and downs. He'll see you through them all. Just keep faith, hope and love. "Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery. Visitation, 2 until 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Fowler. Family prefers memorials to Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church.

Filozoff, Adeline M.
Adeline M. Filozof - Rocky Mountain News - September 26, 1994 - Adeline M. Filozof, 79, of Littleton died Sept. 7. Services were Sept. 9 at Olinger's Chapel. Entombment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Filozof was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Gardner. She married John Filozof July 11, 1964, in Denver. She worked for Gates Rubber Co. for more than 25 years. She belonged to Light of the World Church and the Seniors Club. She is survived by her husband.

Fimple, Frank B.
Dr. Frank B. "Bill" Fimple - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2000 - Dr. Frank B. "Bill" Fimple, 82, passed away Aug. 20, 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorin and Naomi Fimple; his brother, James L. Fimple; and his son, David William Fimple. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Fimple; grandson, Craig M. Fimple, Boulder; granddaughter, Katie Fimple, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Margaret Fimple; brothers-in-law, Eddie (Ann) Ryan and Bill (Carol) Ryan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was born on March 21, 1918, in Pueblo. A graduate of the University of Colorado and the University of Missouri Dental School (graduate Cum Laude). Dr. Fimple was a practicing dentist in Pueblo and Westcliffe for 43 years. He was a member of the staffs of St. Mary-Corwin, Parkview and Woodcroft hospitals. Dr. Fimple served in World War II as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, serving part of his tour of duty on Guam. Recognized as a community leader, Fimple was involved with a variety of organizations including Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Psi Omega, Theta Nu Epsilon, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Pueblo Country Club, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, BPOE No. 90, Pueblo Rotary No. 43, Pueblo Junior College/Southern Colorado State College/University of Southern Colorado Booster's Clubs, Retired Officers Association, Greenhorn Investment Club and the Cuerna Verde Association. An avid golfer and fisherman, Dr. Fimple will be remembered for his many hours on the Pueblo Country Club golf course and his many annual fishing excursions with family and friends. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests donations to the Elks Scholarship Fund, the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice c/o George McCarthy Funeral Home. Service will be held Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Fimple, Letty
Letty Fimple - La Veta - February 1934 - Mrs. Letty Fimple, whose husband died here about four years ago, is doing well in the oil business in Oklahoma City, Okla. [Editor's note: Fimple, Mr. died 1930, buried La Veta Cemetery.]

Fimple, Margaret
Margaret Dalton Fimple - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2001 - Born Jan. 24, 1912, passed away Feb. 4, 2001. She will be remembered for a life dedicated to placing and caring for thousands of stray and abused animals in Pueblo. She was the widow of James Fimple and is survived by daughters, Martha Walker and Rhonda Cottingham; son-in-law, Arland Cottingham; grandchildren, Jeffery Cottingham and Lorin Walker; great-grandchildren, Logan Rishi Walker and her loving animals. If you are interested in adopting one of her animals, please call Rhonda at 543-3661. At Margaret's request, she will be cremated and there will be no services. Please send donations to help care for the animals she left behind in lieu of flowers. Checks may be sent in care of Decibel Community Credit Union, 300 W. Fifth St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003 and made payable to the "Margaret Fimple Pet Fund."

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