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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Fischbach, Hyman S.
Hyman S. Fischbach - Denver Post - August 10, 1994 - Hyman S. Fischbach, Food sanitation specialist, 80 - Hyman S. "Hank" Fischbach, a food sanitation specialist and educator, died July 29. He was 80. No services were held at the deceased's request. Fischbach was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Brooklyn, N.Y. His wife, Emma, preceded him in death. Fischbach graduated from Washington State University. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked for several agencies including the Huerfano-Las Animas County Health Department, the Colorado Department of Health and the Colorado/Wyoming Restaurant Association. He also operated his own consulting business and served on the faculty of the University of Denver's hotel and restaurant management school. He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn, Illinois, and Carol, Arizona; two sons, Michael, Texas, and John, Canada; two sisters, Mina Leopold and Dorothy Ender, both of Florida; and four grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the scholarship fund of the Colorado Restaurant Association, 899 Logan St., Denver 80203.

Fischel, Roberta J.
Roberta J. I. Fischel - Huerfano World - June 21, 1990 - Roberta Justina Isabella Fischel, 82, a former Walsenburg resident, died June 11, 1990, at her home in Longmont. Mrs. Fischel was the Huerfano County secretary of Chamber of Commerce for a brief period in the mid 1980s. Born Nov. 18, 1907, in Goldendale, WA, she attended school in Vancouver, BC Canada and Seattle, WA. She married Charles 0. Fischel May 20, 1929, in Washington and they lived in the Seattle area, operating a food processing and distribution company there and in Monterey, CA. They were longtime members of the United Commercial Travelers. The couple moved to California in 1953 where Mr. Fischel died in 1977. In 1980, Mrs. Fischel moved from Pebble Beach, CA, to Walsenburg where she lived for five years. She moved to Longmont to be near her daughter. She was a volunteer at Longmont United Hospital and in other organizations. Survivors include her daughter, Roberta Anacker, Longmont and Lorna Searle, formerly of Walsenburg, now living in Monument; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Wednesday from Lewellen Longmont Memorial Chapel. At her request she was cremated and her ashes taken to Monterey, CA. for entombment.

Fischer, Anne
Anne Bocim Fischer - Huerfano World - May 10, 1990 - Walsenburg native, Anne Bocim Fischer, 75, of Toms River, NJ, died Saturday, Apr. 28, 1990 in Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, NJ. She was employed for Shulton Inc., Clifton, NJ, for 18 years before retiring 20 years ago. Mrs. Fischer was a member of Dover Township Senior Citizens. Her husband, Herman L., died in 1978. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Schilling, Denville Township, NJ; a sister Marie Den Braven, Toms River and three grandchildren. Funeral service and burial were in Toms River.

Fischer, Wayne P.
Wayne P. Fischer – Salina Kansas Journal – July 19, 2004 – La Veta, Colorado - Wayne P. Fischer, 67, La Veta, formerly of Tipton, Kan., died June 30, 2004. Mr. Fischer was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Scott City, Kan. He was former owner of H&F Windows of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Elizabeth (Krier) Fischer; a brother, Gene; a sister, Christine Schroeder; and infant siblings Leander, Agatha, Delores and Charles. Survivors include his wife, Susie of the home; three sons, Brent and wife Shell of New York City and Boyd and Ryan, both of Denver; a daughter, Jill and husband David Platz of Denver; two grandsons, Nathan and Darin Platz of Denver; and four sisters, Tillie Schreck of Marienthal, Kan., Helen Schroeder of Tipton, Kan., Mary Ann Schreck, of Tipton, Mo., and Margie Jacobs of Solomon, Kan. A rosary and memorial service was at Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home in Walsenburg. The service was July 3 at Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta, the Rev. Phil Coury officiating. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Fiscus, Richard
Richard Fiscus - Huerfano World - December 26, 1991 - Funeral service for Richard Lynn Fiscus, 56, of Pueblo, was Saturday from George McCarthy Historic Chapel in that city. Mr. Fiscus, who owned and operated Colorado Travel and Tours, died Dec. 18, 1991. Born Mar. 23, 1935 in Fredonia, KS, he had been a Pueblo resident since 1947. He was a bus driver for 20 years with Trailways/Greyhound Bus Lines and worked previously for 16 years at the CF&I Tube Mill. He is survived by his wife, Jean, 50 Loch Lomond Lane, Pueblo; a son John Fiscus and a daughter, Elizabeth J. "Becky" Fiscus, both of Pueblo. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo. Arrangements by George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Fiscus, Rose
Rose Fiscus - Akron Pioneer Press - August 29, 1919 - Rose Fiscus, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Fiscus of Pueblo, was instantly killed when the automobile she was driving pitched over a forty-foot embankment in to the St. Charles River, nine miles east of Pueblo. Her mother, sister, Augusta, 11 years old, and 2 year old brother were with her, but escaped from the wreck with only minor injuries.

Fish, H. M.
H. M. Fish – Yuma Pioneer – September 27, 1907 – H. M. Fish died at Trinidad Sept. 23d. Mr. Fish came from Vermont twenty-six years ago, and had conducted a planing mill and engaged in contract work since. He was 70 years of age, and leaves a widow, daughter and son.

Fish, Herbert L.
Herbert L. “Herb” Fish - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2002 - Herbert L. “Herb” Fish, 60, of Williamsburg, Colo., passed onto his mountain on Dec. 1, 2002, with his wife Karilyn at his side. Herb was born March 4, 1942, in Florence, Colo., at the family home, to Dock and Mattie Lee Fish who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, John Monroe Fish; sister- and brother-in-law, Bertha Gene Good; niece, Sharon Lee Kinne; and nephew, Eugene Good Jr.; and brother-in-law, Ronald P. Byrd. Herb enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly after his mother's death in 1963. He served on the USS Colonial during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1969. Herb worked as a journeyman lineman for 25 years until he was medically retired in 1992 from San Isabel Electric. He also, with his wife, owned and operated the Lone Pine Restaurant and Lounge from 1988 to 1989. In Herb's life he touched many people's lives. Herb was a loving and gentle husband, father, brother and grandfather, “POP-O.” Herb is survived by his wife of 22 years, Karilyn; his children, Gene (Janie) Fish of Temple, Texas, Sandra K. Fish, Lisa (Chad) Shafer of Rogers, Texas, and Aaron (Valerie) Fish of Hallsville, Texas. Also survived by 10 (love of his life) grandchildren, Marcus Fish, Rachael Fish, Mathew Ryan Fish Jr., Bobby Fish, baby TJ, all of Temple, Texas, Adrienne Shafer, Brianna Shafer, Carissa Shafer of Rogers, Texas, Jamie Erin Fish and Taylor Marie Fish of Hallsville, Texas; one great-grandson, Nathan Emery Gonzales; brothers and sisters, Chuck (Janie) Fish of Bullhead City, Ariz., Allice (George) Knox of Canon City, Rosie Jones of Longmont, Colo.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Geneveive “Gene” Byrd of Pueblo; sister- and brother-in-law, Marilyn (Dave) Fuller and George W. Byrd Jr., all of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Charles Fish Jr., Connie (Bill) Fordham, George Knox Jr., Elizabeth (Clay) Locke, Brenda Smith, Andrea Jones, Lisa (Paul) Medved, Steven (Krystie) Adams, Brian (Jill) Fuller, Jeff Fuller, Matt Fuller, Sheri Byrd, Ticki Good, Bobby (Helen) Good; great-nieces and great-nephews, Heather Knox, Matthew Knox, Amelia Knox, Ashley Locke, Christopher Locke, Kaylee Smith, Eugene Good; many special friends of Herb, Buck (Bonnie) Cool, Elmer (MaryAnn) Towner, Mike and Carol Milton and Marvin Crawford. Herb enjoyed his life surrounded by his wife and grandchildren. Always fishing, hunting or riding his Harley-Davidson. His trips to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek with his wife and family. His most precious time was spent with his grandchildren. Herb was a member of the VFW, IBEW Local No. 12. He also was a founding member of the RSD Association of Colorado Inc., his membership spanning from 1992 to 1997 and was bestowed the honor of being a Volunteer of the Year in 1993. Honoring Herb's wishes, a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at Wilson Memorial Chapel with Dr. David Chambers officiating. At his request cremation. Those wishing to make contributions may do so to the American Lung Association, 1600 Race St., Denver, CO 80206.

Fish, Ora N.
Ora N. Fish - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2000 - Ora N. Fish, 97, died Dec. 6, 2000, in the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home. Survived by husband, Herb Fish, of Las Animas; son, Dr. Glenn Dean (Kris) Palmer, of Virginia; daughter, Mercedes Palmer Baublits of Washington State; sister, Audrey (Frank) Ackley, of Las Animas. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, First United Methodist Church, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Fishburn, Virginia D.
Virginia D. Fishburn – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – January 7, 1978 – Two Longmont Residents Killed in Car-Truck Crash – Two Longmont residents were killed Thursday night when the pickup truck they were riding in collided with a car parked on Interstate 25 about 14 miles north of Pueblo, the Colorado State Patrol reported Friday. Virginia D. Fishburn, 18, and Leslie Allan Reffett, 23, were killed. Four other persons in the truck were injured, the patrol said. The pickup was driven by Carlos Riboni, 24, of Albuquerque, N.M. It collided with a car belonging to Eulalio Lobato, 58, of 563 Potter Drive, Colorado Springs. The state patrol said Lobato had parked in an acceleration lane just north of a highway rest stop to let his dog out of the car. He had gotten out of the car and was not injured when the northbound pickup slammed into the rear of the car. Four people, including the two victims, were riding in the back of the pickup. They, the driver, and one of the passengers riding in the cab were thrown from the truck as it turned over once and landed upright on its wheels. The five persons not killed suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to broken bones, the state patrol said.

Fisher, Alma I.
Alma I. Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2005 - Alma I. Fisher, 89, born Sept. 9, 1915, passed away Feb. 26, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Fisher. Survived by her sons, Jerry (Kathleen) and Roger; three grandchildren, Jerre Walker, Carolyn Thomas and Edward Fisher; and six great-grandchildren, Brek, Ben, Rori, Weston, Carly and Shanyn. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Fisher, Blanche E.
Blanche E. Fisher – Pueblo Indicator – November 3, 1928 – Mrs. Blanche E. Fisher, widow of the late Sol Fisher, died at the home of her son, Merton E. Fisher, of Wallace, Idaho, on Thursday, the 18th. Her body was brought here Monday and the funeral was held Tuesday morning. Interment was made in Mountain View cemetery.

Fisher, Charles J.
Charles J. Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2003 - Charles J. Fisher, 79, World War II veteran, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003. Survived by wife, Connie Fisher; children, Francine Voigt, Christina Stone (Steve), Bill (Sharon), Bruce (Cully) Emery, Frank (Laura), Jeff (April), Rebecca Beaumia (Earl). Also survived by 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. At his request, cremation and private memorial were held in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 11, 2003.

Fisher, Dilys Jane
Dilys Jane Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2004 - Dilys Jane Fisher, passed away Dec. 19, 2004. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Leo Fisher. Burial will take place in Sidney, Neb.

Fisher, Florine D.
Florine D. Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 1999 - Florine D. Fisher, born June 4, 1910, passed away Sept. 5, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband in June, 1985- son, Paul R. Fisher- four brothers- and two sisters. Survived by son, William E. (Marlene) Fisher, of Pueblo- John D. (Karen) Fisher, Manitou Springs- five grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- and sister, Betty Bongirno, also of Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office in her memory.

Fisher, Fred
Fred Fisher - Wray Gazette - August 30, 1907 - Cowboy Accidentally Killed - Pueblo – Fred Fisher, a cowboy, was killed at the Toll Ranch, in the northeast corner of the county and very near the El Paso county line, by George Fox, a well-known cattleman of that region. A messenger brought the news to town on horseback and the sheriff and coroner left for the scene. Fisher was about thirty-four years old and had been employed at the ranch for three or four months. Nothing whatever is known of his antecedents. He was doing some work a short distance from the house, there being some high weeds between him and the house. Fox was cleaning his revolver on the front porch when it was accidentally discharged, it is said. Several hours later Fox's brother stumbled onto the body of Fisher lying in the weeds with a bullet hole through his head.

Fisher, George Jr.
George Fisher Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 4, 2008 - 1938-2008. George Fisher Jr., age 69, of Alamosa, formerly of Denver, has left this world to be with God on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at his sons home, surrounded by his loving family. George was born August 19, 1938 in Rouse, Colorado to George Sr. and Fedelia (Marquez) Fisher. He served his country in the Navy aboard the cable-layer ship USS AEOLUS ARC-3 and US Navy Island Defense Force in Guam. He was the beloved husband of Nellie (Martinez) his wife of 50 years. They were married on September 7, 1958 in Walsenburg, Colorado. He was master acoustic guitarist, enjoyed boxing, electronics, inventing and mechanic work. His life centered on his love for God and his family. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Fisher; children, Grace, Sherrie, Sylvia, Daniel, Stephen, David and Joseph Fisher. Also survived by 25 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter Janet, his brother Gerald, and his parents. A Memorial Service with full military honors will be held 12:00 p.m. noon Saturday, January 5, 2008 at the Romero Chapel - 1407 State Avenue in Alamosa, Colorado. who is in care of the arrangements. (719) 589-9200

Fisher, J. A.
Captain J. A. Fisher – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 15, 1875 – Died in this city on the 10th inst. of quick consumption, Capt. J. A. Fisher, late of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fisher, James D.
James D. “Jimi” Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - JD “Jimi” Fisher, 62, passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 21, 2003 in Solomon, Kan. Survived by his wife of 21 years, Su-Zi. JD was also survived by his children, one being LaShawn, and her children, Ronnie, Desiny, and expected grandchild Andrew David, and Brison the father of expected great-grandchild Nicole Izabell. JD is also survived by stepson Eldon Simmons and Granddaughter Jenna Simmons; sister, Alma Moss; brothers, Milton, Richard and Charles Moss and their spouses as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including David Moss. JD was preceded in death by his father, William Taft Fisher Sr. and mother, Isabell Fisher-Franklin; brothers, William Taft Jr. and Ricky. JD served 12 years in the Army, including 81st Airborne Division and Special Forces. JD is sadly missed by his canine companions, Bonnie and Clyde. Services will be held at George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway, Monday, Jan. 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John W. Richardson officiating. “We are not losing a loved one, we are gaining an “Angel.” Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2004 - James D. Fisher. Family members previously omitted in notice a son James E. Fisher, a daughter Judy A. Fisher, (6 grand children) Jaque, Marquitta, Danita Fisher, all of Denver, Athena, Dawyne, Stefon Fisher, all of Minneapolis, Minnsota.

Fisher, Jeanne B.
Jeanne B. Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2003 - Jeanne B. Fisher, 78, passed away Nov. 6, 2003. Born March 20, 1925, in Fort Collins. Wife of the late Raymond L. Fisher Sr.; beloved mother of twin daughters, Janene Davis and Jan Jones; daughter-in-law, Chris Fisher; sister to Max (Minna Lue) Kennedy of Princeton, Ill.; role model and grandmother to Hannah Fisher, Holly (Patrick) Hannan, Heidi (Aaron) Baumert, Christopher Jones, Corey (Melinda) Favorite and Robyn (John) Ferris; aunt to Van (Teri) Carver, Donna Kennedy and Terry (Dennis) Lange; and cousin, Don Harger. She was the greatest great-grandma of eight; and special friend to Jim, Jody, Jena and Jade LiVecchi and Bob and Gail Sibert. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Sr.; son, Raymond Jr.; grandchildren, Krista Rae Jones and Shayne Patrick Fisher; and twin sister, Shirley June. Jeanne was a championship bowler and Chamber of Commerce volunteer. She will be best known and loved for her sense of humor, wit, tenacity, generous spirit and kind heart, her delicious award-winning cakes and pies, memorable holiday gatherings, avid Broncos fan, sender of outrageously funny greeting cards, queen of yard sales, crazy Halloween costumes, collector of clowns, antiques and dolls; and as a loving caregiver for many friends, relatives and neighbors over the years. She was an extremely creative, giving and generous lady who loved her family and friends and will be lovingly missed by all who knew her. Visitation from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home with the family receiving friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth St., with the Rev. George White officiating. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Reception to follow the interment at the Pueblo Marriott. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Association or Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care through the funeral home.

Fisher, Jerri Dean
Jerri Dean Fisher - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 28, 2005 - Jerri Dean Fisher, age 37, died December 24, 2004 in Trinidad. She was born March 5, 1967 in Trinidad to Gerald and Myra (Cordova) Fisher. Jerri attended schools in Trinidad and Denver and she later earned her GED. She went to school and worked as a medical assistant. She was a happy and outgoing person who loved cheering for the Broncos and cleaning her house. She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents and her uncle Gino Rino. She is survived by her mother Myra Fisher, Trinidad; sons Anthony James and Jonathon Paul Fisher, Trinidad; Jose Walter Maldonado III, Denver; daughter Sheena Marie Fisher, Denver; brother Gerald Henry Fisher Jr., Trinidad; sisters Shirley Maldonado, Denver; Irene Yvette (James Elliot) Fisher, Trinidad; Faye (Vince Compos) Fisher, Trinidad; grand daughter Jamie Rayann Fisher, Denver; and special friend Martin Porter, Trinidad. Pallbearers will be Vince Compos, Scott Strong, James Elloit, Anthony Fisher, Frank Cordova, Joe Cordova, Johnathon Fisher, Ronnie Albo and Roland Maldonado. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 29, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday December 30, 2004 at 10 a. m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Internment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 819 Stonewall Ave. The family of Jerri Fisher has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Fisher, John Burnett
John Burnett Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1987 - John Burnett Fisher, born to Lena and Jay H. Fisher on July 5, 1912, in Pocasset, Okla., departed this life March 29, 1987. He married Ruby Swanson on Dec. 23, 1933, and had lived in Pueblo since 1940. Mr. Fisher was a deacon in the Banner Baptist Church in Avondale and had been a Bible teacher for many years. Survivors include his wife, Ruby; son, James L. (Linda) Fisher; daughter, Esther Wells; five grandchildren, John Fisher, David Fisher, Nancy (Charles) Bell, Peggy (Thomas) Eubanks and Allen Wells; two great-grandchildren, Amber Bell and Shawn Bell; one sister, Vera McCombs; one brother, L. J. (Esther) Fisher; one sister-in-law, Rosalie Fisher; and many other relatives and friends. He retired from the Rail Finish Department at CF&I in 1975 after 33 ½ years of service. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Ruff of the Banner Baptist Church, Avondale, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Fisher, John F.
John F. Fisher - Walsenburg World – March 8, 1889 – John F. Fisher, formerly a clerk for Levy, quite well and favorably known in Walsenburg, died at Colorado Springs Monday of consumption. He is highly spoken of by all who knew him.

Fisher, Lillian
Lillian Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 1999 - Lillian Fisher, 95, passed away Jan. 5, 1999, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Fort Collins.

Fisher, Raymond L.
Raymond L. Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1999 - Raymond L. Fisher Sr., 75, passed away March 9, 1999. Born March 26, 1923, in Pueblo. Survived by his loving wife and lifetime companion of 53 years, Jeanne- children, Jan Jones, Janene Davis and Raymond Jr. (Chris)- sister, Marian (Norris) Bundy, Alsea, Ore.- grandchildren, Hannah Fisher, Holly(Patrick) Hannan, Heidi Jones, Denver, Christopher Jones, Denver, Corey(Melinda) Favorite and Robyn (John) Ferris, Douglas, Wyo.- nephew, Van (Teri)Carver, Wheat Ridge- six great-grandchildren- and special friends, Jim, Jody, Jena and Jade LiVecchi. Preceded in death by parents, Theodore Fisher and Kathryn DeHart- stepfather, Ralph DeHart- sister, Helen Carver- brothers, Edward Carver and Theodore Fisher- and grandchildren, Krista Jones and Shayne Fisher. He graduated from Central High School in 1941 and was an accomplished swimmer. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the battleship destroyer Conway, and the submarine Pomfret. On Sept. 24, 1945, in Portland, Ore., he married his sweetheart, Jeanne Harger, a Pueblo nursing student. His accomplishments include being the first Puebloan to enlist in the U.S. Naval Reserve and helping build the Valley Ice Plant in Alamosa. He also was named an honorary Kentucky Colonel. Employed by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad for 41 years, retiring in 1983. He was a loving, wise and generous husband, father, grandfather and friend. A quiet and devoted family man, Ray enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, whom he called his "sweetie pies." He was a gentle man who enjoyed working with tools and telling stories, especially about his Irish heritage. His outstanding sense of humor was evident to everyone who knew him. He was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No.31, AF&AM, and lifelong member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. Ray's family is especially thankful to their good friend, Bob Sibert- Connie Medina and Elouise Grigg, from the Sangre de Cristo Hospice- for the care he received from Dr. Steve Nafziger and Dr. Marlow Sloan- and to the nurses on the oncology floor at Parkview Hospital for helping make his final journey as comfortable as possible. He will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 405 W. Ninth St., Pueblo. The family will receive friends at 3223 Northridge Drive. Memorial donations may be made in Ray's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Association or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Fisher, Raymond L. Jr.
Raymond L. Fisher Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2000 - Raymond L. Fisher Jr., 47, passed away Nov. 16, 2000. Survived by his loving wife, Chris; daughter, Hannah; mother, Jeanne Fisher; sisters, Janene Davis and Jan Jones, all of Pueblo. Also survived by his brother in spirit, Jim LiVecchi, and Jim's family, Jody, Jena and Jade LiVecchi, all of Salida; special friend, Bob Sibert; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Shayne on Sept. 29, 1990; and father, Raymond Sr. on March 9, 1999. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1971, where he was an outstanding athlete in basketball and baseball. After working for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a conductor, Ray became a golf professional in Sheridan, Wyo., and later in Douglas, Wyo. Ray had been the assistant general manager of Wilcoxson's auto dealership for the past five years. An avid baseball card collector, Ray also was a dedicated sports fan and a sentimental poet. He was quick to tell a joke or a quip, and had an outstanding sense of humor. He always went that one extra step to make sure his customers and his family were cared for. He loved his family and was especially proud of Hannah. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and family members. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Dvirnak and Rev. James Harley officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Ray's name to the Cystic Fibrosis Association through the funeral home office.

Fisher, Ruby Mae
Ruby Mae (Swanson) Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2001 - Ruby Mae (Swanson) Fisher was born April 3, 1910, in southeast Oklahoma. She passed away Oct. 23, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald, and her husband, John B. Fisher. She is survived by her son, James (Linda) Fisher, and daughter, Esther Wells, both of Pueblo; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Ruby was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 until 5 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Fisher, Steve Gilbert Sr.
Steve Gilbert Fisher Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1987 - Steve Gilbert Fisher Sr. passed away April 1, 1987, in California. Husband of Josephine Roldan Fisher. Father of Steve Gilbert Fisher Jr. and Cheryl (Dennis) Matsumoto. Grandfather of Dennielle and Courtney Matsumoto. Brother of George, Eddie, Henry, and John Fisher; Marlene and Helen Fisher. Son-in-law of Severa and Gonzalo Roldan Sr. of Pueblo. Survived also by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Isabel Fisher, and brother and sisters, Mallie Smith, Joe Fisher and Eva Jordan. Mr. Fisher was a California resident for the past 35 years and was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Military committal service, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office. The family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room at St. Francis Xavier Church following the cemetery committal.

Fisher, Thelma I.
Thelma I. Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2000 - Thelma I. Fisher, 77, of La Junta, died July 28, 2000. Services, 1 p.m. Tuesday at Peacock Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in Fowler Cemetery. Survived by sons, Jerry (Marilyn) Fisher of La Junta and Jim (Margaret) Fisher of Idaho Falls, Idaho; four grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Arkansas Valley Hospice.

Fisher, Tracy Glen
Tracy Glen Fisher - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2006 - Tracy Glen Fisher, 42, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord. Survived by his son, Derrick Fisher; special friends, Gina and Ty; siblings, Janett (Mark), Donna (Jack), Don (Kenda), Joe (Virginia) and Tim (Ruby); pets, Emily, Muppet, Ivan and Puppers; and numerous relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Fisher, Walter Henry
Walter Henry Fisher – Pueblo Chieftain – July 1, 1907 – Died Sunday, June 30, 1907, at the family home in Vineland, Walter Henry Fisher, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. F. Fisher, aged 24 years. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Vineland Christian church, the pastor, Rev. Walter Carter, assisted by Rev. W. C. Cronk, of the Vineland Methodist church, officiating.

Fisk, Jack E.
Jack E. Fisk - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2006 - Jack E. Fisk. Sunrise, Nov. 2, 1937, sunset, Mar. 8, 2006. Jack E. Fisk of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on March 8, 2006. He was 68 years old. Born in Victor, Colo., to Leo and Lucille (Kelly) Fisk. He married Magdalena Galvan in Nov. of 2005. He was previously married to Regina Cohen. She passed away June 18, 2002, in Arlita, Calif. Jack worked at Ex-Lift Spring Corp. for 32 years. He was in the Marines from Aug. 1958 through Nov. 1962. His interests were his family, fishing, outdoor sports and doll making. Jack was a kind and generous man to all his family and friends. All were welcome into his home. Jack was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Survivors include four brothers, Joe (Karla), Leo (Juanita), Tom, William (Pam) Fisk; two sisters, Lucky (Alvah) Stephens and Lois (Tom) Gribben; two stepsons from his first marriage, Eric (Jerri) in Maryland, and Michael in California; four stepdaughters from his second marriage, Zita Marie (Larry) Atencio, Sally Montano, Valerie (Martin) Cano, all from Grand Junction, Colo., and Bernadine (William) Johnson from New Mexico; 17 step-grandchildren; one step-great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Leo and Lucille Fisk; two sisters, Verna Ann Green and Jean Edmond. He had many friends in California and leaves behind many relatives in Colorado. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2006, at the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave., with special services by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, you may make donations in Jack's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House. Thomas Roderick Office Coordinator Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery 1706 Roselawn Road Pueblo, Colorado 81006 (719) 542-2934 (719) 542-6054 Fax

Fisk, Mr.
Mr. Fisk – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 23, 1875 - The way of transgressors is hard, not only to themselves, but to the friends who are attached to them. At the time of the homicide of Fisk, Edward S. Stokes had an aged father and two brothers younger than himself, who devoted themselves to saving him with the most untiring zeal. One brother died with consumption, said to have been caused or hastened by the intense anxiety which he suffered on Ned's account; and now it is stated that his father, who died suddenly on Saturday, was brought to the grave by the grief which he experienced at the failure of his efforts to get his son pardoned. Stokes will emerge from prison at the expiration of his sentence to find his home greatly changed; a brother who loved him tenderly and his father gone and his wife divorced!

Fisk, Sam
Sam Fisk – San Luis Valley Courier – October 16, 1889 – Two freight trains on the Denver, Texas & Fort Worth Road collided near Pueblo at an early hour Sunday morning.  Both engines and several cars were badly wrecked.  Engineer Tobin Crane's leg was so badly injured that amputation was necessary.  His fireman, Sam Fisk, had his back broken and died at 8 o'clock this morning.  The track was blockaded for several hours.

Fister, David Reese
David Reese Fister - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2005 - David Reese Fister was born to Floyd Fister and Lois Hagen Fister in Brush, Colo., on Dec. 11, 1934. He was a heavy equipment and diesel mechanic for the first half of his career. He then taught diesel technology at Casper Community College in Casper, Wyo., WyoTech in Laramie, Wyo., then Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colo. Until his retirement in 1999, his last teaching position was at Tucumcari Area Vocational School in Tucumcari, N.M. He was serving as the president of the Liberty Water Board at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Buzzi Fister; daughter, Loreli Mae (Ted) Fister; sons, Michael (Susan) Fister, David Fister and Steven (Tammy) Fister; grandchildren, Dustin Lujan, Justin Darche, Adam Fister, Jonathon Darche, Shiloh Fister and Celeste Fister. Viewing, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, with service to follow at 1 p.m.; both to be held at the Community United Methodist Church, 202 S. Sixth St., Westcliffe, CO, 81252. Donations maybe made to the David Fister Memorial Fund, through Adrian Comer Funeral Home in Pueblo, Colo.

Fitch, Norman L.
Norman L. Fitch - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2002 - Norman L. Fitch, 67, of Pueblo, passed away May 15, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Gladys Fitch. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Linda Fitch; children, Veronica (Sean) Manniel of Florida, Crissy (Mark) Scharringhausen of Illinois, Dawn Fitch of Pueblo West; five grandchildren; sisters, Virginia (Walter) Woods of Illinois, Carole (Del Ray) Deibert of Illinois; mother-in-law, Lola Boyd; and brother-in-law, Bud (Barbara) Brickman, Pueblo West. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Capt. Norman Fitch retired from the O'Fallon Illinois Police Department after 23 years of dedicated service. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and making clocks. He also enjoyed fishing with his family and friends. Mr. Fitch was a devoted family man and loving husband. His family will miss his giving heart and tender hugs. Honoring his request, cremation will take place with no services.

Fitzgerald, Robert Fulton
Robert Fulton Fitzgerald – Pueblo Chieftain – October 30, 2006 - Robert Fulton Fitzgerald, 76, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 27, 2006. Robert was born on Dec. 13, 1929, the second child of Francis (Frank) Owen Fitzgerald and Helen Fulton Stephenson. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lila Louise Sullivan Fitzgerald; three sons, Mark Stephen (Mary) Fitzgerald of Houston, Texas, Michael Stuart (Valerie) Fitzgerald of Steubenville, Ohio, and Douglas Matthew Fitzgerald of Pueblo; two sisters, Patricia Karnes and Martha Hayes, both of Pueblo; five grandchildren, April L. Fitzgerald, Joseph B. (Devin) Hunter, and Allen B. Hunter, all of Houston, Joseph T. (Irene) Fitzgerald of Pueblo, and Alexandra D. Fitzgerald of Steubenville. Robert is also survived by one great-grandchild, Lila Josephine Fitzgerald, of Pueblo. Robert graduated from Central High School in 1947; from the University of Northern Colorado in 1957 with a B.A. in social sciences; and from Western State College in 1962 with an M.A. in guidance and counseling. He was a teacher at Centennial High School, 1957 to '59, and was one of the founding faculty members at East High when it opened in the fall of 1959. He was variously a teacher, guidance counselor, and activities director at East from 1959 to 1982. He served Central High School as activities director from 1982 to '83, before retiring from School District No. 60 in 1983. Robert served in the United States Navy, 1948 to 1952, as a hospital corpsman and was a veteran of the Korean War. In 2001, he received the Korean War Service Medal from the Republic of South Korea. He also was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Pueblo Lodge, No. 90. One of Robert's final wishes was to voice his hope and concern for the future success and happiness of all of the thousands of students he taught, counseled and directed over the years. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Donations may be made in memory of Robert to the Alzheimer's Association , 4104 Outlook Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81008.

Fitzgerald, Carolee
Carolee Fitzgerald - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2001 - Carolee Fitzgerald, 70, born March 5, 1931, in Cedar Vale, Kan., passed away Sept. 13, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents, Webb Clark and Lillie Pearl Ward; and five brothers and sisters. Survived by her loving children, Dennis (Barbara) Fitzgerald of Colorado Springs, Kathy (Paul) Harmon of Arvada, David (Lonna) Fitzgerald of Denver, Douglas (Martha) Fitzgerald of Colorado Springs, and Daniel (Prina) Fitzgerald of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren each of whom she considered one of her own; and numerous nieces and nephews. Though she always regarded herself as a mother first and foremost, she will be remembered in the community for her tireless dedication to charitable and philanthropic organizations. Among those are the Assistance League of Pueblo, the Rosemont Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. In her younger years, Carolee was a registered nurse and worked on the First Heart-Transplant team in Wichita, Kan. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th Street, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assistance League of Pueblo in her memory.

Fitzgerald, Frances Dorothy
Frances Dorothy Fitzgerald - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, Md. - Frances Dorothy Fitzgerald, of Frederick, Md., and formerly of Pueblo. Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Fitzgerald- mother of Mary Jo Gargan and her husband, Thomas- sister of Helen Clammer- grandmother of Christine Gargan and Patrick Gargan. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services and interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 1775 Reisterstown Road, Suite 175, Baltimore, Md. 21208.

Fitzgerald, John Richard
John Richard Fitzgerald - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - March 18, 1962 - Two Carson Soldiers Die, One Injured North of Pueblo - Two Ft. Carson soldiers were killed early Saturday morning and another was seriously injured when their car left U.S. Highway 85-87 about 13 miles north of Pueblo. Dead are John Richard Fitzgerald, 25, son of Mrs. Helen Fitzgerald, McDonald-Roseville, Mich., and Larry William Portratz, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Portratz, Summer, Iowa. Injured with lacerations, bruises and abrasions was Donald T. Ross, 21, of McKeesport, Pa. Ross was taken to the Ft. Carson Army Hospital after the accident. Medical authorities listed his condition as not critical. All three soldiers were members of Battery R, 2nd Training Regiment at Ft. Carson. Fitzgerald was a cook and Portratz a clerk. Ross is a supply clerk with the regiment. State Patrol authorities said the car, driven by Portratz, went off the road and flipped into an 18-foot culvert. He apparently went to sleep at the wheel, patrol authorities said. Both Ft. Carson and State patrol authorities reported there was no evidence of liquor in the car. The accident occurred at 2 a.m.

Fitzgerald, Lawrence A. II
Lawrence A. Fitzgerald II - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2005 - Lawrence A. Fitzgerald II, 58, passed away, Jan. 19, 2005. He was born in Pueblo, on March 1, 1946. Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence A. Fitzgerald and Evelyn O'Connor Fitzgerald. Lawrence is survived by his son, Karry Patrick Fitzgerald; and daughter, Mary Ann Fitzgerald; sisters, Sharon G. Massey and Sandra L. Fitzgerald; special nephew, Scott Massey and numerous cousins. The family wishes to extend special thanks to dear friend and caregiver, Victor Zwick; friends, Eddie Willits Jr. and George Apodaca. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions may be made to those exceptional people at Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Sloan, Dr. Denton, Liz, Selma and all others whose dedication and caring is unsurpassed. Larry's humor, versatility and broad knowledge shall be greatly missed. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel.

Fitzgerald, Mickey
Mickey Fitzgerald - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1998 - Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, Aurora, Colo. 80014 - "Mickey" Fitzgerald, Denver. Husband of Veronika Fitzgerald- son of Mary Bradley. Viewing at the mortuary, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3201 S. Parker Road, Aurora. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Therese Catholic Church, East 13th and Kenton Street, Aurora. Services will conclude at the church. Memorial remembrances suggested to American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver, Colo., 80224. Arrangements by Horan & McConaty Funeral Service, 1-303-745-4418.

Fitzgerald, Orabelle
Orabelle Fitzgerald - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1999 - Orabelle Fitzgerald passed away March 3, 1999, in Florence, Colo. Orabelle was born in Glendale, Ariz., on July 25, 1913, to John Hotchkiss and Ora (Roach)Hotchkiss who were pioneer homesteaders in the Glendale area. She lived in Pueblo since 1952. Orabelle was preceded in death by her husband, William, in1975. Her survivors include her son, William (Kathleen) Fitzgerald of Denver-daughter, Mildred Carlo of Pueblo- grandchildren, Kathryn (Steve) Garza, Julia(John Armstrong) Carlo and Joan (Lyle Anderson) Carlo- and great-grandchildren, Jessie, Taylor and Jhanadu Garza, Noah Carlo and Cassey Anderson. Funeral service for Mrs. Fitzgerald will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Glendale Memorial Park, Glendale, Ariz.

Fitzgerald, Robert M.
Robert M. “Fitz” Fitzgerald - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 11, 1997 - Robert M. “Fitz” Fitzgerald, 64, an automobile dealer, died Jan. 9, 1997, in Colorado Springs. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave. A celebration of life will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Broadmoor Golf Club for anyone touched by his life. The funeral will be at noon Monday at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Private burial will be at the Fitzgerald Ranch. Mr. Fitzgerald was born July 14, 1932, in Canyon, Texas, to Glenn C. and Margaret (Gamble) Fitzgerald, who are deceased. He was married to Olga M. Cooke, who lives in Colorado Springs. He is also survived by six sons, Michael Ford of Graham, Texas, Dennis, Douglas and Colin, all of Colorado Springs, David C. of Denver and Daniel of Pueblo; a daughter, Kathy Harmon of Arvada; two sisters, Jamie Felker of Greeley and Suzanne of Arkansas; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mr. Fitzgerald served in the Air Force for 11 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He enjoyed golfing and gambling. He had lived in Colorado since 1967 and in Colorado Springs for the past six years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harmony Foundation, Box 1989, Estes Park 80517.

Fitzgerald, Virgil F.
Virgil F. "Fitz" Fitzgerald - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1999 - Virgil F. "Fitz" Fitzgerald passed away Dec. 11, 1999, in Pueblo. Virgil was born in Pocahontas, Iowa, on June 4, 1917, and had lived in Pueblo since 1946. He was a U.S. Marine and served in World War II. Mr. Fitzgerald was an agent with Prudential Insurance for 21 years before retiring in 1981. He was a past president of the Insurance Union in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, in 1992, and a brother, C.T. Fitzgerald, in 1995. He is survived by his children, Tammy Barlow, Etta Jo (Tom) Williams, both of Pueblo, Donald Wilfong and Gerald Wilfong of Colorado Springs; a brother, Lucian (Virginia) Fitzgerald; a sister, Mercedes Scott, both of Iowa; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Fitzgerald will lie in state at the mortuary from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1145 Aspen Road. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon.

Fitzgerald, William
William Fitzgerald - Pueblo Chieftain - October 9, 1914 - The funeral of William Fitzgerald took place yesterday morning at 8:30 from the McCarthy funeral chapel and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's church.  The Rev. Father Drean said mass for the dead.  M. M. Martin, Timothy Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan and Thomas Wahlen were pallbearers.  Interment was in Roselawn.

Fitzgerald-Brown, Ruth B.
Ruth B. Fitzgerald-Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Ruth B. Fitzgerald-Brown, went to be with the Lord May 7, 1999. She was born in Picken County, Ga., in 1909, served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1945 and retired from the A.T.& S.F. Railroad. Preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Clara Tatum- husbands, Frank O. Fitzgerald, in 1984, and Uhl L. Brown, in1990- and his sister, Edith C. Holsinger, in 1986. Survived by her niece, Janet (Dan) Palumbo, Pueblo West- great-niece, Darlene (Ray) Rico, Pueblo-great-nephews, Danny (Melissa) Palumbo, and Chad (Debbie) Palumbo, both of Pueblo- sister, Nellie Berg of Englewood- brother, Harvey (Ollie) Tatum, Mesa, Ariz.- nephew, Dick (Muriel) Hamilton, Sun Lakes, Ariz. Also survived by stepdaughters, Pat (Ralph) Karnes and Martha Hayes, both of Pueblo. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, May 10, 1999, at the Villa Towers Penthouse, with Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. Family will receive friends in the Penthouse before the service. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund.

Fitzpatrick, Arthur F.
Arthur F. Fitzpatrick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2000 - Arthur F. Fitzpatrick, 81, of Walsenburg, passed away Sept. 4, 2000. Born April 24, 1919, in Denver, Colo. Cremation has taken place.

Fitzpatrick, Arthur Kayo
Arthur Kayo Fitzpatrick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2000 - Arthur Kayo Fitzpatrick of Walsenburg, a school bus driver, died Monday. He was 81. Services and interment were private. He was born April 24, 1919, in Grand Junction. He drove a bus for Aurora Public Schools. His interests included hunting, fishing and sports. He is survived by three sisters, Mary Duckels, LaPorte, Margaret Shook, Grand Junction and Mildred Haselden, Aurora.

Fitzpatrick, Noma J.
Noma J. Fitzpatrick - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2005 - Noma J. Fitzpatrick, 87, of Rhinelander died Dec. 17, 2005 at her home, Alice Haus. She was born Oct. 30, 1918 in Pueblo County, Colorado to Gust and Lorree (Hanks) Johnson. Norma was the 1936 valedictorian of Boone, Colorado High School. She married John Fitzpatrick in May 1945, in San Diego, Calif. She devoted her life to loving her family and doing God's work. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ. She is survived by her three daughters; Janet (David) Martine of Blue Bell, Pa., Patty Fitzpatrick and Mary (John) Moxon, both of Rhinelander, five grandchildren; Daniel, Sarah, Lisa, Esther and Jordan, two sisters; Cecil Merrick of Lingle, Wyo. and Ruth Flock of Wichita, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. A memorial service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Rhinelander, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. A visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at the Hildebrand-Russ Funeral home, 365-4343 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family requests memorials to the Colorado Christian Home or the Alzheimer's Association.

Fitzsimmons, Fred A.
Fred A. Fitzsimmons - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Fred A. Fitzsimmons, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 30, 2006. Fred was born in Las Animas, Colo., on Oct. 7, 1924. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn J. Fitzsimmons. They met and married in Cortez, Colo., in 1957, at the beginning of his 30-year career with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service. He served in the 3rd Infantry Division during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from CSU. He was a member of the Pueblo County Retirement Board and in 1980 was named a life-member of the Pueblo County Stockman's Association. He was assistant superintendent of the Fed Beef Contest at the National Western Stock Show for several years. A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, he was active from the parish to the conference level. He also was a member of Rotary Club No. 43 and was involved in many community organizations. He thoroughly enjoyed restoring and driving his 1930 Model A Ford with the Southern Colorado A's. He also is survived by his son, Clay (Donna) Fitzsimmons of Pueblo; daughters, Carol (Gary) McDonald of Littleton, Colo., and Della Thais (David) Magill of Lancaster, Pa.; sisters, Betty (Don) Johnson, Helen Shriver; brother, Lee (Helen) Fitzsimmons, all of California; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his mother, Della; father, Otto; brother, Kent; and cherished aunt, Grace Cassidy. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fred Fitzsimmons Memorial for Family Accommodations at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, the Pueblo County 4-H Foundation, the CSU Foundation - Department of Animal Sciences, or a charity of your choice, through the funeral home.

Fjare, Paul
Paul Fjare - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1998 - Paul Fjare, 67, passed away Dec. 21, 1998. Survived by his wife, Marian Fjare, of the family home- children, Doug (Kristi) Fjare of Naperville, Ill., and Tom Fjare of Anoka, Minn.- brothers, Milford (Maxine) Fjare of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Lloyd (Joan) Fjare of St. Cloud, Minn.- sisters, Jurine (Willis) Schellberg of San Diego, Calif., and Gertrude Wierson of Ames, Iowa- grandchildren, Jonathan Andrew Fjare, Dana Helen Fjare and Kyle Thomas Fjare- mother-in-law, Mamie Nelson of Albert Lea, Minn.- brothers-in-law, John (Colleen) Nelson of Alden, Minn., and T. Milton (Francesca) Nelson of Clarksville, Md.- and special adopted family, Betty Lenz, Clara Schmidt, both of Pueblo West, Bob and Waverly Machamer of Denver. Born on Aug. 9, 1931, in Ames, Iowa. Paul was a landscape architect and left his mark on numerous church camps which he designed throughout the country. Member of First Presbyterian Church and the church choir. Also a member of Pueblo Rock and Mineral Society and American Camping Association. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Streets, with the Rev. Dr. John Ross officiating. Memorials can be made to Rainbow Trail Camp or charity of choice through the funeral home.

Flagg, Lucy
Lucy Flagg - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2002 - Age 74, passed away April 28, 2002. Survived by children, Dick (Andria), David (Linda), Kathy, Eddie, Deidra (John), numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Shadow. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Service at Calvary Church, 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Flaim, Adolph
Adolph Flaim - Independent - March 14, 1912 - Died, at Walsenburg, Colo., Thursday March 7. 1912, Adolph Flaim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Flaim, age 10 years 7 months and 21 days.

Flakes, Doris Mae
Doris Mae Flakes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2001 - Doris Mae Flakes, 66, affectionately known as “Tootsie Mae,” went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2001. Mrs. Flakes was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Sherrill, Ark. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Verna (Tate) Edwards; husband, Claude Hunt Flakes; and daughter, Gloria Jean Flakes. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Claude (Lorraine) Flakes Jr., Clevland (Mary) Flakes, and T. Rosie Flakes, all of Pueblo, Dorothy Jean Flakes, James Flakes, Alfred (Thelma) Flakes, Ella Mae Flakes, and Delores Flakes, all of the Denver area, and Charles (Debbie) Flakes, La Junta; siblings, Reatha B. (Perry) Smith, Pueblo, Alfred Bosley Jr., Little Rock, Ark., Jewerl Powell, Chicago, Ill.; in-laws, Willa Mae Mosley, Helen and Samuel Flakes and Charles Medlock; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to include Bobbie Jean Bryant. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Flanigan, James Devine
James Devine Flanigan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2004 - James Devine Flanigan, born May 31, 1923, in Pueblo, passed away Jan. 27, 2004. First child of George and Agnes Devine Flanigan. He is survived by wife, Rae; sons, Stephan and Brian; grandchildren, Shawn and Timothy; sisters-in-law, Juanita Flanigan and Hilda Becker; brother-in-law, Bill Moery; seven nieces and nephews; and three stepchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; son, K.C.; brother Ed; sister Marilyn; and first wife Virginia. He graduated from Centennial and the University of Colorado and served in the Army Signal Corps in WWII. Jim enjoyed building and sailing boats, ham radio operation and riding his motorcycle. Memorial service 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, Imperial Funeral Home. Reception immediately following at Imperial Reception Hall. In lieu of food or flowers donations in Jim's memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place.

Flannery, Patrick J.
Patrick J. Flannery - Fort Collins Courier - September 23, 1922 - Pueblo Quiet After Killing of a Striker - Railroad Worker In Custody of Sheriff At Canon City: Says Shot In Self Defense When Striker Came At Him With Knife Open. By Associated Press. Pueblo, Sept. 23. - This city was quiet today following the killing last night of Patrick Flannery, a railroad striker, by T. P. Garrett, an employe of the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad. Protest was made today against the use of Colorado rangers here but Capt. Dennis announced that he would patrol railroad property and keep rangers here regardless of the wishes of the sheriff's office or the police department. Twenty rangers will be on duty, some of them in plain clothes. Garrett is now in Canon City in charge of Sheriff Fulkerson of Fremont county. He admits shooting Flannery and claims self defense, alleging that Flannery came at him with a knife. He shot wild the first time to scare Flannery and the second time aimed at him. An open knife was found under Flannery's body and is in the possession of the coroner. Fort Collins Courier - September 23, 1922 - By Associated Press. Pueblo, Sept. 22. - Patrick Flannery, fifty-three, a striking car repairman, was shot and instantly killed by C. C. Garrett, a railroad shop worker late this afternoon according to information obtained from police. Garrett, accompanied by his son J. J. Garrett, fled from the scene of the shooting immediately after Flannery fell dead and ran thru the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad yards to the Union depot where he surrendered to W. F. McCafferty, chief of the Denver and Rio Grande Western detective force. While a mob of 300 men stormed the Union depot in order to take Garrett from the police it is reported that Garrett and his son were placed on board a passenger train that was just leaving the Union depot yards and, accompanied by police officers, were taken to some other city for safe keeping. According to meager details of the shooting Flannery and two companions, J. J. Evans and J. A. Smythe were walking east on "C" street. It is said that Flannery remarked to his companions that he was going to ask two approaching men where they worked. It is said that as he put the question one of the men pulled a revolver and fired two shots at Flannery. The first went over his head, the second piercing his heart. Garrett and his son fled. Leaders of the strikers here had a talk with the mob and finally were able to disperse the men when assurances were given that the suspects had been taken out of town. Summit County Journal - September 30, 1922 - Pueblo - A mob of 300 men, bent on kidnapping T. P. Garrett, a railroad worker, who shot and killed Patrick Flannery, 53 years old, a striking shopman, was outwitted by police and railroad authorities here and Garrett was smuggled out of town. Garrett surrendered after the shooting, which occurred on C street, near the Clark Mineral Springs hotel. Record Journal of Douglas County - October 20, 1922 - Late News From All Over Colorado - Pueblo. - Information filed in District Court charges T. P. Garrett and J. G. Garrett, father and son, with murder, as a result of the killing of Pat Flannery on Sept. 22, when the men became involved in a quarrel. Fairplay Flume - January 5, 1923 - Crisp Colorado News. Pueblo. - T. P. Garrett and his son, J. J. Garrett, on trial here for the killing of Patrick J. Flannery on the night of Sept. 22, were found not guilty. Flannery was shot by the elder Garrett. Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1922 - Funeral of Patrick Flannery will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 from the home, 617 Routt avenue, and at 9 o'clock from St. Patrick's church, Rev. Father Schimpf will celebrate Requiem High Mass. Burial will be in the family lot in Roselawn in charge of W. B. McMinn. Mr. Flannery had been a resident of Pueblo for a number of years and had been employed as car repairer at the D. and R. G. W. R.R. prior to the strike. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and of the Pueblo Council, Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Catherine and two sons, John and Martin, two brothers, Micheal of Kansas City, Mo., John of Avondale, Colo., and two sisters, Ellen Flannery of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Nora Harding of Manhattan, Kansas.

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