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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Fowler, Betty L.
Betty L. Fowler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2005 - Betty L. Fowler, 83, passed away Dec. 21, 2004. Survived by her daughter, Ann Adams-Carter of Castle Rock; three sisters; one brother; grandchildren, Annette Madonna and Troy Bombardier; and great-grandson, Wyatt Madonna. A private burial was held. Family may be contacted at Ann's home at 4451 Bell Mountain Drive, Castle Rock, Colo. 80104.

Fowler, Delbert Lawrence Jr.
Delbert Lawrence Fowler, Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2006 - Delbert Lawrence Fowler Jr. passed away Dec. 6, 2006, at Parkview Hospital. Survived by his wife and family. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Fowler, Don
Don Fowler - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1999 - Don Fowler, 78, passed away Nov. 7, 1999. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation, today from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday until service time at the funeral home.

Fowler, Dorothy Vallera
Dorothy Vallera Fowler - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2003 - Dorothy Vallera Fowler, 79, longtime resident of Avondale, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. She was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Kinsley, Kan., to Harl and Amy Matthews, who preceded her in death along with her loving husband, Harold “Gene” Fowler. She and Gene were married for 58 years before his death three years ago. Dorothy loved people. Her greatest satisfaction was giving her time and energy to all of her family and friends. She was a member of Banner Baptist Church for more than 40 years. Her love of God and Jesus Christ was of primary importance in her life. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Brad (Joyce) of Salinas, Calif., and Jerry (Peggy) of Avondale; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brother, Bud Matthews of Kinsley, Kan.; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Fowler, Gary Lynn
Gary Lynn Fowler - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1986 - Gary Lynn Fowler, 34, 1707 Cypress, passed away. Born Oct. 23, 1951, in Arkansas, he was a long-time Pueblo resident, graduating from Central High School, Class of 71. He was employed by St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. An accomplished musician, he instructed guitar and composed numerous songs. Gary played with the "Landsharks," and previously played with "25th Hour," "Chemical," "Flamin' Raymon and the Ozones," "Arizona Nightingales" and " Nightwing." Preceded in death by his brother, Billy Fowler, Nov. 17, 1968. Survivors include his parents, Willis H. and Ruth Fowler, Mendon, Mo.; brothers and sisters, Willis H. (Phyllis) Fowler, Anchorage, Alaska, Norma Sue Wood, Cheyenne, Wyo., Patricia C. (Gerald) Fowler, Fowler, Colo., Francis I. Burns, Phoenix, Ariz., Janice A. Mazeika, and J. David Fowler, both of Pueblo, Geraldine D. Cruse, Longview, Texas; grandmothers, Mary C. Fowler and Rena Downing, both of Beebe, Ark.; former wife, Patricia Gates, Modesto, Calif.; and a host of other relatives and friends. At his request, direct cremation. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. Richard McKinney officiating. Family will receive friends at 1232 S. Santa Fe.

Fowler, Harold E.
Harold "Gene" E. Fowler - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2000 - Harold "Gene" E. Fowler, 78, longtime Avondale resident, departed this life on April 19, 2000, after a brief illness. Gene was born in Crosbyton, Texas, on Dec. 1,1921, to Delbert and Jessie Fowler. They moved to Colorado when Gene was a youngster. He spent his life enjoying the things he loved best --- his God, family, friends, horses, and his cowboy poetry. He served his country proudly during World War II. On June 23, 1942, he married Dorothy V. Matthews, He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 58 years, Dorothy; sons, Brad (Joyce) of Salinas, Calif., and Jerry (Peggy) of Avondale; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura (Stan) Chambers, Wilma (Artie) Hartman and Dorothy Hartman, all of Pueblo; brother, Delbert (Pat) Fowler of Avondale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Jessie. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Fowler, Henry
Henry Fowler - Akron Pioneer Press - June 3, 1921 - Henry Fowler of Branson, tried in the District Court at Trinidad for the murder of Joe Walters at the place Feb. 16 was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter by the jury, which reported Fowler shot and killed Walters, with whom he had quarreled in a pool hall at Branson. The men were former friends.

Fowler, Jack Hamilton Jr.
Jack Hamilton Fowler Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2001 - Jack Hamilton Fowler Jr., 46, passed away June 24, 2001. Jack was born Sept. 3, 1954, in La Junta, Colo. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Fire Chief Jack H. Fowler and Mattie Fowler. Survived by his loving wife of 24 years, DyAnn Fowler; and two loving daughters, Allison and Caitlyn; sister, Sandy Fowler; mother-in-law, Virginia Massick; aunt and uncle, Laura and Dallas Anderson, La Junta; nephews, Chuck (Kate) Fisher Jr. and Joseph Fisher; niece, Rena Fisher; great-nephew, Zane Hamilton Fisher; several sisters and brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Jack graduated from La Junta High School in 1974, then followed in his father's footsteps: In 1973, he joined the La Junta Volunteer Fire Dept. until his move to Pueblo West. In 1978, he joined the Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Dept. and was promoted to Lieutenant. In 1980, he was promoted to Captain, then in 1983 to Chief. In 1986, he graduated from the National Fire Academy in Washington, D.C. He completed many courses to enhance his career with the Highway Emergency Response, Colorado Division of Disaster Emergency Services, Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents, Basic Firemanship Training on Forest and Brush Fire Control, served as Chairman of HAZMAT Team Training Committee, was awarded for heroism by Kiwanis Club, Hazardous Materials Incident Comment, received letters of commendation from the State of Colorado, Ignition Operations and many more too numerous to list. Jack enjoyed his time spent volunteering with the Columbine Girl Scouts Council and program with his daughters. He enjoyed riding his Harley and the family encouraged those who rode with him to ride with him one more time in procession after the service. He will be greatly missed by his family, the many volunteers who served with him, the Pueblo West Metropolitan District, citizens of the community, Pueblo County and the State of Colorado. At his request, private family viewing with cremation to follow. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pueblo West High School, 661 W. Capistrano Ave.

Fowler, Madeleine E.
Madeleine E. Fowler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 1987 - Madeleine E. Fowler passed away Aug. 26, 1987. Cremation, Rouch Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with Karl Youtsey officiating.

Fowler, Pauline E.
Pauline E. Fowler - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – January 8, 2004 - Pauline E. Fowler, age 90, has passed away January 5, 2004 at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born in Stonington, Colorado on February 26, 1913 to John and Elizabeth Erickson. Pauline was united in marriage to Delmer Clarence Fowler on October 3, 1928. She retired from the Trinidad State Nursing Home as a CNA. Pauline loved to crochet and visit with family and friends. Survivors are brothers Ivan Erickson, Pueblo, CO, Charles Erickson, Springfield, CO, Elmer Erickson, Grand Junction, CO, daughter Esther Jackson, Trinidad, CO, son Don (Sharon) Fowler, Denver, CO, son-in-law Sylvestro Poulos, Canon City, CO, nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her husband Clarence Fowler, daughter Ruby Poulos, infant son Delmer Leroy Fowler, three sisters and three brothers. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 9, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Janet Rawlins officiating. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Pauline's grandsons. The family may be contacted at 217 Glen, Trinidad, CO. A reception will be held Friday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church Hall, 119 Colorado Avenue prior to the funeral service. The family of Pauline E. Fowler has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Fowler, Reta F.
Reta F. Fowler - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 2001 - Reta F. Fowler, 83, of Rye, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Nov. 6, 2001. "Grandma" as she was affectionately known by all the children that knew her, was someone who enjoyed nature, loved the outdoors, fishing and just sitting on her porch and taking in the beauty of nature and wildlife. Mrs. Fowler has served as pastor of Free Methodist Church in New York and was presently a member of the Free Methodist Church in Pueblo. She had been a nurse for the city of New York. She was preceded in death in 1997 by her husband, Carl; and son, Levi Ecker. She is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Alan) Tuttle, LuAnne (Paul) Ablequest and Carrie (George) Viola; grandsons, Reginald (Kim) Tuttle and Carl Tuttle; granddaughters, Lynette Reno and Colleen Tuttle; as well as numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Also survived by a host of friends and extended family who loved and respected her. Viewing at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at the Colorado City Cemetery. The family suggests that any donations be made to the Free Methodist Church, general fund, in memory of Mrs. Fowler.

Fowler, Walden L. Jr.
Walden L. Fowler Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1999 - Walden L. Fowler Jr., age 76, of Lamar, died Sept. 30, 1999. Graveside funeral service and burial, 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the Sunnyslope Cemetery, Bristol, Colo. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to noon Monday at Valley Memorial, Lamar. Memorial contributions to charity of choice.

Fowler, William
William Fowler - World Independent - September 23, 1957 - William Fowler, Pioneer Rancher Here Dies At 91 - William Fowler, 91, pioneer rancher and farmer in Huerfano County died in Walsenburg this weekend. Mr. Fowler was born in Brent County, Ontario, Canada, on December 9, 1865. In 1881 he came to Huerfano County, moving to Badito where he resided until 1945 when he retired and moved to the Klien Hotel in Walsenburg. He made his home at the Klien Hotel until the time of his last illness. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Maude Erwin, and Miss Hattie Fowler, and one nephew, Ross Erwin, all of Mt. Vernon, Ontario, Canada. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Burress Memorial Chapel. The Rev. F.L. Cribbs will officiate. Interment will be in the Gardner cemetery. Other details will be announced later.

Fowler, William
William Fowler - Brandon Bell - October 10, 1913 - Dr. William Fowler, fifty-eight, resident of Colorado Springs for thirty years, and prominent in social and business circles, died in Pueblo.

Fox, Billie J.
Billie J. Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2002 - Billie J. Fox, 74, of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 28, 2002. Survived by her husband, Carl Fox, of the family home; children, Muriel Biebesheimer of Westcliffe, Colo., Fred (Melanie) Shockley of Redding, Calif., Linda (Neil) McCaffery of Ellinwood, Kan., and Carl Fox II of Westcliffe; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Billie was born March 9, 1928, in Pueblo and married Carl on June 4, 1997, in Westcliffe. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Rosita Cemetery in Rosita, Colo. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Cancer Society, through the funeral home office.

Fox, David D.
David D. Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1997 - David D. Fox, 93, passed away Nov. 9, 1997. Survived by his children, Richard (Helen) Fox, David Fox, Jack Fox, Marian (John) Perehoduk and Evelyn (Russ) Hudler- special nephew, Arthur Fox- 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mr. Fox was raised on a farm at Silver Lakes. He worked as a grapher and owned Fox Studio in Bridgeton, N.J., during the 30s and 40s. Cremation with private family service.

Fox, Dora D.
Dora D. Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1974 - Dora D. Fox died May 16, 1974 in a local hospital after a short illness. Wife of Nolan J. Fox of the family home, 406 Colorado. Mother of Howard C. Courtney, Denver, William M. Courtney, Bonita, Calif., and Robert G. Courtney, Cortez, Colo. Grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 13. Sister of Paul Dail, San Gabriel, Calif. Attended the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Born March 28, 1895, in Enid, Okla. Pueblo resident since 1918. Retired real estate broker. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Evangelist James Reynolds officiating. Interment, Mt. View. The body will lie in state only until Saturday noon. Those who desire may contribute directly to her church memorial fund, 611 Broadway.

Fox, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2000 - Dorothy M. Fox passed away July 7, 2000, in Pueblo. Dorothy was born in Madison County, Iowa, on Nov. 16, 1920, to Orland A. and Linda Walters Rehard. She worked in Pueblo during World War II before going back to Iowa following the war. Dorothy married Lloyd R. Fox on June 1, 1946, and they returned to Pueblo in 1951. She and her husband managed the Broadway Arcade Building for many years before retiring in 1991. Mrs. Fox was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pueblo. Dorothy was a volunteer for many years for the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and also served as an Election Judge in Pueblo County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, in 1989; and her brother, Don. Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Dorinda F. Fox of Virginia and Beverly (Stephen) Fox-Dehen of New Mexico; a sister-in-law, Agusta Rehard of Iowa; a grandson, Robert (Jacque) Pisciotta Jr. of Pueblo; her great-uncle, Glen Walters, and nephew, Bob (Julie) Walters, both of Pueblo; as well as numerous other relatives in Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado and her good friends in Pueblo. Mrs. Fox will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 until 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private interment will follow. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Trinity Lutheran School or to the SRDA either direct or through the mortuary.

Fox, Duane T.
Duane T. (Digger) Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Duane T. (Digger) Fox , 64, of Pueblo, passed away Fri., June 3. He is survived by his girl friend Karen Hendricks; children Tammy (Shawn) Sims; Jason (Kim) Fox; and six grandchildren, Cody, Katie, Nathan, Zack, Gabe and Brandon. He worked for AT&S Fry Co. 14 years handling freight, then accounting, later in the train department as switchman and brakeman; ran his own successful Fox Trucking business running 13 trucks hauling produce for 26 years, and for the past 7 years worked as a security guard for C&D Enterprises. Digger will be deeply missed and loved by his fishing buddies, family, friends and co-workers. He was a loving father who was always there in a pinch. When things got bad or a little to rough he always knew what to say or how to make us laugh.

Fox, John H.
John H. Fox - Durango Democrat - April 9, 1905 - Cowardly Murder - John H. Fox Shot in the Back by Joseph Johnson, in Trinidad Post office - Lynching Narrowly Averted - Trinidad, Colo., April 8 - John H. Fox, formerly county treasurer, was killed in the post office here at 1 p.m. today by Joseph Johnson, a local politician. Johnson shot Fox in the back of the head while the latter was reading a letter. Joseph Johnson was a deputy sheriff and it had been proposed to send him to California with a requisition for Vida L. Shoblo, who had been arrested there on a charge of having embezzled $1,000 of the county's funds when a clerk in the treasurer's office. Fox had made objections to sending Johnson on this errand on the ground that he was an intimate friend of Shoblo's, and owing to the fact that both were Mexicans the deputy might be influenced to allow the alleged defaulter to escape. This opposition on the part of Fox had the effect of canceling the appointment by the county commissioners and another man was sent in place of Johnson. Johnson resented this action and this is supposed to have been his motivator killing Fox. Johnson placed his revolver to Fox's ear and fired, the bullet passing clear through the latter's head, passing through a glass door and grazing the head of a man riding in an elevator in the further part of the building. A young woman and a little girl were the only witnesses to the tragedy. Johnson immediately after the shooting of Fox surrendered to Sheriff Davis and was placed in jail under a strong guard, as a mob of 1,000 persons quickly formed with the avowed intention of lynching the murderer. The frenzied men were met by Sheriff Davis and a guard of deputies armed with rifles and revolvers, at the court house, who ordered the crowd to disperse, but they stubbornly held their ground. In the meantime Sheriff Davis engaged a special train for Pueblo and ordered his chief deputy to swear in 50 additional men to assist in removing Johnson from the jail to the depot. With a cordon of deputies thrown around the prisoner, forming a complete protection for him, a rush was made for the train before the mob at the end of the building had been made aware of the plans of Sheriff Davis. When the flight of the prisoner and deputies was observed, the angered men made a dash and were hot on heels of the officers before half the distance to the train had been covered. Johnson was rushed on board the train and the signal given to start, when the mob was scarcely twenty yards away. After the train had gone about 200 yards a coupling broke and the men who had been left behind, observed that the engine had become detached from the caboose, made a mad dash ahead, but for the second time were foiled. The train this time proceeded without mishap, and the mob reluctantly dispersed. Johnson will be lodged in the county jail at Pueblo for safe keeping. John H. Fox served three terms as county treasurer of Las Animas County and was a candidate before the last Democratic convention for state treasurer, and was a prominent Democrat in the county. Johnson acted as body guard for Senator Casimero Barela during the campaign last fall and while the legislature was in session in Denver. When on the train Johnson said: "I killed Fox because I was mad. He prevented me from going after Shoblo, and said I would aid him to escape. We had some words this morning, but I will not tell anything else at this time.” Basalt Journal - April 22, 1905 - The people of Trinidad turned out almost en masse to attend the funeral of John H. Fox, who was killed by Joseph Johnson on the 8th inst. There was a large representation of the Masons, Elks, Woodmen and Red Men. Basalt Journal - September 16, 1905 - Senator Casimiro Barela has issued a statement in which he declares positively that he has not made nor will he make any effort to secure a pardon or a reprieve for Joe Johnson, the condemned murderer of John H. Fox at Trinidad. Golden Colorado Transcript. April 13, 1905 - Murder at Trinidad - J. H. Fox Shot by Jos. Johnson - Victim Was Former County Treasurer - Murderer is Deputy Sheriff - Cause Professional Jealousy - Denver, March 9 - A News special from Trinidad, Colorado, last night says: John H. Fox, former county treasurer and prominent Democratic politician, was killed by Deputy Sheriff Joe Johnson at 1:45 o'clock this afternoon. The murder was committed in the post office. Fox stood reading a paper and Johnson stepped up behind him, stuck the muzzle of the forty-five caliber revolver against his head and pulled the trigger. Fox dropped dead in his tracks. The motive for the crime was Johnson's belief that Fox had induced the county commissioners to send another deputy to California after Vidal Shoblo, alleged defaulting county treasurer of Las Animas County. Johnson also said that Fox had "joshed" him about the probability of Johnson letting Vidal escape on the way back here. Yuma Pioneer. April 14, 1905 - Fox Inquest - Trinidad Jury Fastens Crime of Murder on Johnson - Denver, April 11 - A Trinidad dispatch last night says: The coroner's inquiry into the death of John H. Fox Saturday afternoon was held this morning. All witnesses who knew anything about the events leading up to and connected with the tragedy testified and the jury promptly returned a verdict charging Joe Johnson with the crime and finding that the fatal shot was fired with felonious intent. Sheriff Davis issued a statement last evening to the effect that Johnson did not hold a deputy sheriff's commission. Sheriff Davis said: "I want to correct two false reports which, I understand, have been generally circulated. One is that Johnson had a gun given to him before we started to the train. That is utterly false and I want to say right here that he would have been handcuffed then if he had been able to make decent time running that way. We put irons on him as soon as we reached the car and they didn't come off. The other false report is that Johnson was a deputy of mine. He has never held a commission from me since I have been in office. I did think of sending him after Shoblo, but had I done so I would have given him his commission the night before he left. He would have had to surrender it at once on his return, as he is not a man I care to have among my deputies. The records of this office will show that he never was deputized since I have been in office. What feelings the people have toward me, I do not know. I had only one thing to do and that was my duty. I would have done it at all costs, whether we had been successful in getting Johnson away or not. I cherish no ill-feeling toward any one. The provocation the people of this city had was great. I had no business to think or to feel, only my duty to do, and what that was to bring me I did not know. I thank God we got Johnson away.” Joe Johnson has a wife and four little children, the oldest a girl of eight years. They live in a pretty, little house on Vine Street. Yesterday morning Mrs. Johnson took her children and went to the ranch below the city, being unable to endure the curious stares of neighbors and citizens, to whom they had become objects of curiosity and pity. Eagle County Blade. June 1, 1905 - Doomed to Scaffold - End of Trinidad Murder Case - Verdict of Murder in the First Degree Against Joe Johnson, Slayer of John Fox - Denver, May 26 - A Trinidad dispatch last night says: Joe Johnson, the murderer of John Fox, is guilty of murder in the first degree and will pay the penalty on the scaffold. It took the jury in his case but thirty-eight minutes to agree upon a verdict. The trial will go down in the legal history of Colorado as the shortest on record, considering the number of witnesses examined, nearly forty. The trial began Tuesday, the jury being selected that day. Yesterday and to-day were devoted to the examination of witnesses, the arguments of attorneys and the rendering of the verdict. Johnson heard the reading of his death warrant stoically and the only comment he made was to Sheriff Davis, as he was being taken to jail. He said: "It's pretty hard.” His wife, who fainted in the courtroom yesterday, completely collapsed when she heard the verdict. The courtroom was jammed when the jury returned its decision. Judge Northcutt at once adjourned court, after discharging the jury until Monday morning, at which time Johnson will be formally sentenced to death, the penalty fixed by law for murder in the first degree. Attorney Earl Cooley, representing Johnson, gave the customary notice of a motion for a new trial. District Attorney Watt McHendrie (?) made the opening statement for the prosecution. He was brief but eloquent. Mr. Cooley, in his argument, dwelt principally upon the hypothesis that he has advanced of Johnson's insanity. At 5:30 the jury left the room and thirty-eight minutes later returned with the verdict. It is stated that only one ballot was taken. Johnson, on April 8th, in the lobby of the post office of Trinidad, walked up behind John Fox, placed a six-shooter behind Fox's left ear, and sent a bullet through the victim's brain. Fox was one of the most prominent citizens in southern Colorado. His assassination in the post office created a big sensation and a lynching was avoided only by the cool-headed people of the community and the vigilance of the sheriff, who took Johnson to Pueblo. Fox was a prominent Mason, Elk and Woodman. He was postmaster under Cleveland in 1884; city treasurer; three times county treasurer of Las Animas county, and twice candidate for the nomination of state treasurer on the Democratic ticket. At the funeral of Mr. Fox, ex-Governor Adams of Pueblo delivered a eulogy at the grave. Breckenridge Bulletin. September 16, 1905 - Hanged in Penitentiary - Denver, Colo., Sept. 14 - For the cowardly murder of his benefactor, John H. Fox, at Trinidad, May 8th, Joseph Johnson was hanged in the penitentiary at Canon City yesterday. Fox, who was former county treasurer and a leading politician of Las Animas County, was reading a letter when Johnson crept behind him and blew out his brains. A desperate attempt was made to lynch Johnson and a repetition at the trial was averted by the sheriff's guarantee that the murderer would be legally hanged. Johnson was about fifty-eight years of age and had lived in Trinidad all of his life. He killed a man several years ago, but as there were some extenuating circumstances he escaped punishment, largely through the efforts of John H. Fox, whom he subsequently murdered without cause. Yuma Pioneer – April 21, 1905 – The people of Trinidad turned out almost en masse to attend the funeral of John H. Fox, who was killed by Joseph Johnson on the 8th inst. There was a large representation of the Masons, Elks, Woodmen, and Red Men.Elbert Banner - April 21, 1905 - The people of Trinidad turned out almost en masse to attend the funeral of John H. Fox, who was killed by Joseph Johnson on the 8th inst. There was a large representation of the Masons, Elks, Woodmen and Red Men. Colorado Public Defender - September 13, 1905 - Joseph Johnson, Trinidad (Las Animas County). W-W. Hanging/Broken neck. Johnson was convicted of killing John H. Fox, “ex-county treasurer, and one of the most prominent Democratic politicians of the county and state.” Johnson was a deputy sheriff and worked as a bodyguard for a state senator. When Fox's former clerk was arrested in California for misappropriating Las Animas county funds, Johnson wanted the job of going to California to retrieve the prisoner. Fox refused to grant Johnson the appointment, a quarrel ensued, and Johnson shot Fox with a revolver. Johnson was immediately apprehended and admitted his guilt.

Fox, Leila F.
Leila F. Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 2005 - Leila F. Fox, lovingly known as “LeeLee,” born Oct. 8, 1915, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 15, 2005, in Albuquerque, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Dora Connally; husband, Clarence M. (Bud) Fox, brother, Jack Connally; sisters, Evelyn (Charlie) Green and Gertrude Goss. Survived by daughter, Virginia (Keith) Trask, Albuquerque, N.M.; stepchildren, Zelma Jean Cooley, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Carl M. Fox, Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Linda (Phil) Jubic, Pueblo, Jerry (Jeanie) Tolman, Arlington, Va., Carl M. Fox II, Fuji, Linda (Neal) McCaffery, Ellenwood, Kan., Bill and Matt Cooley, Albuquerque, N.M., Rhonda (Stan) Greenblat, San Jose, Calif., Lance (Sandra) Trask, Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Laura, Philip and Justin, two great-great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, Betty (Ron) Higgins, Norma Jean (Dub) Head and Susan (Rick) Fountain; brother in-law, Carl Goss. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 North Elizabeth. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church, 310 West 11th. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Loveless Sandia Hospices, Albuquerque, N.M., or the hospice of your choice through the funeral home.

Fox, Marjoria Ella
Marjoria (Margie) Ella Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2000 - Marjoria (Margie) Ella Fox, 84, of Fowler, died Dec. 28, 2000. Born on Aug. 25, 1916, to Earl and Estella Wisner in Crowley County, Colo. Margie was the first baby born on a homestead in Crowley County. She was married to her husband, Lowell F. Fox for 59 years. Margie was a member of the Christian Church of Fowler, a volunteer for SHARE. Before she retired, she was a manager for the Ponderosa Apartments and was a homemaker. In loving memory her kindness, ready smile and a good word for everyone will be missed, as well as her ability to give selflessly. Her spirit and humor will live on inside each and every individual she has touched throughout the years. A special thanks to Arkansas Valley Hospice and volunteers, also Fowler Health Care Center, staff and friends and family for their support during this time. Survived by daughter, Corine Ormonde; grandchildren, Wanda (Tom Haworth) Fox, Rodney E. Beltz, Larry Ann Baker, Brenda Lee Anselmo, Billy Keyser; great-grandchildren, Amanda (Jared) Waterhouse, Delinda Beltz, Patrick Baker, Lacy Keyser; great-great-grandson, Noah Waterhouse; sisters, Blanche Eichelberger, Pearl Allen; sister-in-law, Lucial Wisner; daughter-in-law, Eileen (Bill) Keyser; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband; parents; son, Larry A. Fox; granddaughter, Von Ceil Beltz; brother, B.A. Wisner. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Fowler Cemetery at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice.

Fox, Mildred C.
Mildred C. Fox - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 1987 - Mildred C. Fox, late of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 1, 1987, at the Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford. Survived by her son, Duane (Sue) Fox, Pueblo, and daughter, Frances (James) Campbell, Apache City, Ariz. Survived also by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Born March 13, 1906, in Wisconsin. Pueblo resident most of her life. Rocky Ford resident since 1980. Preceded in death by her husband, William T. Fox, Nov. 1, 1982. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. A. W. Miller officiating. No public viewing.

Fox, William
William Fox - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 20, 1918 - William Fox, 48, engineer at the state hospital at Pueblo, took carbolic acid in the presence of his wife. He died immediately. He had been a sufferer form cancer for more than a year.

Fox, William J.
William J. Fox - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 7, 1993 - William J. Fox, 70, a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army, died Nov. 3, 1993, in Henderson, Nev. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Harold Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Mausoleum, 3825 Airport Road. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Swan-Law funeral home. Mr. Fox was born May 23, 1923, in Wadena, Minn., to Oscar J. and Bridgette Murphy Fox, who are deceased. He was married Dec. 29, 1950, in Manhattan, Kan., to Ellyn Jean (Kubright) Fox who survives. He also is survived by a daughter, Trudy Feldhauser of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Genieve Robinson, Loretta Kelzenberg and Mabel Page, all of Minnesota and one grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, Barry. Mr. Fox lived in Colorado Springs from 1965 to 1987 at which time he moved to Boulder City, Nev. He was a member of the El Paso Lodge 13 AF & AM of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Commandery 6, KT past commander, Southern Colorado York Rite College 109 of Pueblo, Al Kaly Temple AAONMS of Pueblo, and several other clubs. He earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Aeronautical College, Chicago. Mr. Fox served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He received the Legion of Merit Medal, National Defense Service Medal with first Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Commendation Medal. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Cripple Children and Burn Center, c/o Al Kaly Temple, 635 W. Corona Ave., Pueblo 81004.

Foy, Helen G.
Helen G. Foy - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2001 - Helen G. Foy, 94, passed away Oct. 9, 2001, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Fort Collins.

Foy, Raymond H.
Raymond H. Foy - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1987 - Raymond H. Foy, 70, passed away Sept. 25, 1987. Mr. Foy is survived by his wife, Mary Foy; his three sons, James E. (Sherri) Foy of Philadelphia, Pa., William R. Foy and Raymond R. Foy, both of Pueblo. He is survived also by two sisters, Mae Thurston of Richmond, Va., and Alberta Fulcher of New Born, N.C.; his sister-in-law, Helen Foy, of Severn, Md.; his three grandsons and numerous other relatives. Mr. Foy was born on June 12, 1917, in Cove City, N.C. He retired from the PAD in 1976 and also was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the Steel City Chapter of DAV. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Ed Paup officiating. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Fragoso, Mario
Mario Fragoso - Rocky Mountain News - March 31, 1993 - Mario Fragoso, 28, of Thornton died March 8. Services were March 9 in Rice Mortuary. Burial was in Colma, Calif. Mr. Fragoso was born in Oakland, Calif. He owned and operated Clear Vision Auto Body Shop in Westminster. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; two sons, Mario Jr. and Michael of Westminster; his father, Donald of Thornton; his mother and stepfather, Gertrude and Wesley Lowery of Pico Rivera, Calif.; two brothers, Gilbert of San Francisco and Donaciano of Hanford, Calif.; and his grandparents, Joseph and Belle DeAguero of Walsenburg.

Fraker, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Fraker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1986 - Dorothy M. Fraker, 70, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away May 27, 1986. She had been employed at CF&I as supervisor of real property records and lease administrator from 1953 to 1980, and from which she had retired. She was active in Kachina Chapter of Professional Secretaries, International, and was a member of the board of the Easter Seal Society. She was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church. Mother of James F. (Sheliah) Fraker of Dallas, Texas; and grandmother of Shelley and Jordan Fraker. Services at 2 p.m. Friday at Ascension Episcopal Church, the Rev. Robert Schelling officiating. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to the Easter Seal Society or the Cooperative Care Center.

Frakes, Hilda Marie
Hilda Marie (nee Blake) Frakes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2001 - Hilda Marie (nee Blake) Frakes, 91, passed away Sept. 12, 2001. Survived by her sons, Hoy E. (Norma) Frakes and Lloyd D. (Anne) Frakes, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Hoy E. (Kathy) Frakes Jr. of Cambridge, Ohio, Jody A. (Martin) Ottersberg of Pueblo, Allison R. (Jon) Budd of Mission Viejo, Calif., Deborah A. (Steve) Park and Christine L. (Robert) Moore; and great-grandchildren, Kylie A. Ottersberg, Blake E. Ottersberg, Lindsey M. Frakes, Ashley E. Frakes, Jon C. "J.C." Budd, Eric G. Budd, Anne M. Park and David M. Park. Preceded in death by her husband, Hoy R. Frakes, on June 28, 1966; parents, Emery Francis and Rachel Effie (neé Greenway) Blake; brother, Bernerd "Bud" Blake; and grandson, Wayne A. Frakes. Hilda was born Nov. 2, 1909, in LaCrosse, Kan., and lived in Greeley, Colo., from 1927 until 1993. She was a graduate of Greeley High School class of 1928 and of Colorado Teachers College (University of Northern Colorado) class of 1931 with a lifetime teaching certificate. Hilda and Hoy R. Frakes were married on Sept. 6, 1930, in Greeley, Weld, Colo. Hilda had a child daycare in her home from 1951 until 1989. In 1994, she moved to Pueblo. She will lie in state at the funeral home Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Linn Grove Cemetery in Greeley, Colo.

Frakes, Lloyd Dean
Lloyd Dean "Fritz" Frakes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2006 - Lloyd Dean "Fritz" Frakes, 71, succumbed to a stroke on Feb. 10, 2006. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Elizabeth Anne Frakes; daughters, Deborah Anne (Steven D.) Park of Sanford, N.C. and Christine (Robert) Moore of Walnut Creek, Calif.; brother, Hoy E. (Norma) Frakes of Pueblo; grandchildren, David Michael Park, Anne Marie Park and Glenn Lee Moore; nieces and nephew, Hoy Frakes Jr., Jody Ottersberg and Allison Budd. Preceded in death by his son, Wayne A. "Ace" Frakes; and parents, Hoy R. and Hilda A. Frakes. Fritz was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Greeley, Colo. He was a star athlete in high school and graduated from College High School in Greeley in 1952. Served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1956-57. Received his lifetime teaching certificate from Colorado State College, now University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, in 1958. While continuing his education, Fritz worked summers in concessions and traveled with the carnival from 1958 to 1965. Meanwhile, he and Elizabeth Anne Prettyman were married on Mar. 18, 1960, and Fritz received his master's degree at Adams State College in 1962. Also, at various colleges completed more than 60 hours of education above his masters. Fritz's teaching career started in Mead, Colo. then to Genoa, Colo., Coolidge, Kan., Holly, Colo. and lastly Pueblo School District No. 60, with 16 years at South High School and 14 years at Roncalli Middle School where he retired in 1994. In addition to teaching, he coached football, basketball and baseball and officiated football and basketball for more than 20 years. He also was an insurance agent for Franklin Life and American Bankers Life. Fritz enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, playing checkers, backpacking and traveling to Las Vegas, Windover and Elko, Nev. If that isn't enough, he was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason of Southern Colorado Consistory and member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, A.F. & A.M. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, in care of Montgomery & Steward.

France, Juanita G.
Juanita G. “Nita” France - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1984 - Juanita G. “Nita” France, service, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Rev. Orlando R. Jantz officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund. Family will receive friends at 634 Collins.

Francel, Elsie J.
Elsie J. Francel - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2005 - Elsie J. Francel, 83, passed away Jan. 17, 2005. At her request, no services will be held. Cremation to take place.

Francis, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Francis - Aspen Daily Leader - April 12, 1892 - Died At Pueblo - Yesterday afternoon Mr. Charles Marshall received a telegram announcing the death of Joseph F. Francis at Pueblo. Mr. Francis was well and favorably known in Aspen. He lived here several years and worked for Mr. Marshall almost three years steadily. He was a sober, industrious man, and had a large circle of friends, who will mourn his untimely decease. Mr. Marshal left for Pueblo last night.

Francis, Josephine M.
Josephine Mary “Jody” Francis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2001 - Age 78, passed away March 4, 2001. Survived by her children, Charles Lee (Betty) Francis Jr. of Maryland, David L. (Sue) Francis of Littleton, Colo., and Edmund L. (Treesa) Francis of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jennifer, Emily, Scott, Kevin, Brett and Alisa Francis; and several other relatives and friends, including Sallie Donley and Jackie Clark. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Francis, on Nov. 24, 1979; parents, Irene J. (nee Lukenbill) and Charles E. Willour; and brother, Charles Willour. Jody was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in Pueblo and was a lifetime resident. She worked at Francis Ice Cream Parlor with her husband, Charles. They later owned and operated Chuck's Service Station until her husband's death. She retired as the supervisor of the file room for the District Attorney's office in 1989. She will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 4 until 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The casket will not be present at the memorial service. Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to either of her favorite charities, the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association, through the funeral home office.

Francis, Martha Jane
Martha Jane Francis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2003 - Martha Jane Francis, 79, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in Phoenix, Ariz. Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Brookfield, Mo., she was the youngest of eight children of the late Claud V. and Marie E. Lillian Francis. Her father owned the Francis Ice Cream Co. in Bessemer. She graduated from Central High School and Pueblo Junior College in Pueblo, Colo., and attended art school in Santa Fe, N.M. She was an artist and resided in Phoenix, Ariz. for the past 50 years. Preceded in death by brothers, Claud V. Jr., Elmer Wesley, Chester Linn and Charles Lee; and sister, Lillian F. Anderson. Survived by sisters, Mary Ellen Brown and Doris F. Brownlee; six nephews and three nieces. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Mountain View Cemetery (Please use East Acero entrance), with Pastor Gwen Brown of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorials may be made to the CSU-Pueblo Art Department through the funeral home.

Francis, Treesa M.
Treesa M. Francis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2004 - Treesa M. Francis, 53, passed away Dec. 25, 2004. Survived by her husband, Edmund Francis of the family home; mother, Jo Alma Cross; children, Scott Francis, Kevin (Mary) Francis, Brett (Tracy Young) Francis and Alisa (Timothy Dabbert) Francis; brother, William "Bud" (Nancy) Nickell; niece and nephew, Lexa and Luke Nickell; special friends, Kevin (Renz) Concialdi, Norm, Brittany and Matthew Vail and all of the Vail family, Trish Nelson, Lynda Vigil, Sheila Hackworth, Melinda Hunter, Carol Ricken, Dakota and Sydney Purkey. Preceded in death by her father, William L. Nickell, in 1954. Treesa was born May 25, 1951, in Limon, Colo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was very involved with her family. As a school educational assistant, she was very dedicated, not only to her own children, but also to the children she taught. Known as KA¯USL, Tree was a ham radio enthusiast involved with many missions of the Pueblo Ham Club. There will be viewing from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home, with family receiving friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m., also at the funeral home. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, with Chaplain Melinda Bebar officiating. Cremation will follow at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Francis, Vera D.
Vera D. Francis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1987 - Vera D. Francis passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 1987. Survived by her son, John L. Pickens Jr., Chesterfield, Mo., Hamilton D. Pickens, Albuquerque, N.M., Roy Y. Pickens, San Diego, Calif., and Berldene S. Pickens, Baltimore, Md.; brother, Vernon Doane, Baltimore, Md.; sister, Beryl Deeble, Hydes, Md. Also survived by 11 grand-children and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husbands, John L. Pickens Sr., in 1933, and Dan H. Francis in 1979. Born Aug. 1, 1902, in Lucas, Kan. A longtime Pueblo area resident and member of the Church of Christ Christian. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of Christ Christian Youth Camp Memorial Fund, 29th and High Street, 81008, or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at the home of her granddaughter, Debbie Graston, 205 W. 21st St.

Francisco, Andrew
Andrew Francisco - Walsenburg World - February 23, 1899 - Andy Francisco, brother of Col. Francisco, died at La Veta last Friday night, after five years of most intense suffering. Mr. Francisco was an old time settler in Colorado and is one of those to whom the state owes her present development. After long years well spent, a life work well done, with an honorable name well won, and a record of good deeds, of uplifting toil and sturdy labor for the development of Colorado, Mr. Francisco has put by the things of earth and gone to his heavenly reward. With comrades of like zeal he helped lay the foundations of our great commonwealth. His influence went out in earnest efforts to make the world better; in gracious words and kindly deeds. His death is not alone a distinct personal loss to a large number of friends with whom he came in contact, but it marks the passing of one of the builders of the state. To him and those like him, Colorado owes a debt of gratitude which finds expression in wide-spread sorrow. As one after another of these heroes of early days are called home, the world loses much. But verily their good deeds do live after them and the records of their lives shall be a precious heritage to many generations. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery east of town. Mr. Francisco had been a resident of Huerfano County for thirty years, the most of the time spent in the vicinity of La Veta.

Francisco, Ann Reed
Ann Reed Francisco - La Veta - April 1928 - Ann Reed Francisco, who was born in Westport, MO in 1849, died. She had occupied the Plaza, which she inherited from her brother-in-law, Colonel Francisco in 1902, for many years. [Editor's Note: Francisco, Andrew Mrs. 4/7/1928 WW 4/12/1928 4 La Veta (Ann Reed-Francisco). Buried La Veta Cemetery: Francisco, Ann Reid born 1849 died 1928 Notes: Mother, wife of Andrew L. Block 2 Lot # 5 Grave # 9 Section 3.]

Franciscotti, Ben
Ben Franciscotti - Huerfano World - April 10, 2003 - Ben Franciscotti, 87, passed away March 15, 2003 in Colorado Springs. Survived by his children, Ted (Cindy) Franciscotti, of the family home in Walsenburg, and Ben (Kim) Franciscotti, of Riverton, UT; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, including special niece, Judi Franciscotti. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Franciscotti, and daughter, Alice Fern Stauffer. Ben was born to Antone and Rosina Franciscotti on Dec. 27, 1915, and was a lifetime resident of Walsenburg where he was a rancher. Graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg with Gib Franciscotti officiating.

Franciscotti, Erick Lee
Erick Lee Franciscotti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1998 - Erick Lee Franciscotti, 25, of Walsenburg passed away in Pueblo on June 12, 1998. Survived by his parents, Ted and Cindy Bailey Franciscotti- sisters, Teddi and Christina Franciscotti- and brother, Tony Franciscotti, all of the family home in Walsenburg- grandfather, Ben Franciscotti of Walsenburg- and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends. Born Jan. 3, 1973, in Pueblo, Colo. Erick was a rancher and enjoyed nature. The family will greet friends from 3 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, at the Franciscotti Family Cemetery in Walsenburg with Gib Franciscotty officiating.

Franciscotti, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Franciscotti - Huerfano World - August 24, 1989 - Mary Alice Franciscotti, 70, of Walsenburg, died in Colorado Springs, Sunday morning, Aug. 20, 1989, after suffering acute cardiac arrest. Born June 16, 1919, to Charles and Lena Heath Hudson, she was reared on her family's ranch on the Huerfano River. She attended Walsenburg schools, graduating from Walsenburg High School. She married Ben Franciscotti Aug. 18, 1937 and they celebrated their 52nd anniversary last week. Mrs. Franciscotti worked with her husband ranching and was an avid gardener. In her youth she enjoyed participating in rodeos. Besides her husband, Ben, she is survived by a daughter, Fern Stauffer, Colorado Springs; two sons, Ben C. Franciscotti, Gillette, WY and Ted L. Franciscotti, Walsenburg; son grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service was Tuesday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Franco, Janet Ann
Janet Ann Franco - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Janet Ann Franco, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away at University Park Care Center Jan. 25, 2000. Member of St. Pius X Parish. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Frances Franco, and brother, Charles Franco Jr. Survived by sister, Anna Marie (Syl) Shumbat of Pueblo; aunts, Josephine (Sanford) Alpert and May Camarata of Denver; niece, Debbi (Ray) Nowell of Pueblo; and nephew, Rocky (Beth) Shumbat, Cave Creek, Ariz. Also survived by Nancy Shumbat; great-niece, Lexi Shumbat; and great-nephew, Josh Shumbat, both of Parker, Colo. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Pius X Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends and family at the parish hall following the interment.

Franco, Lupe R.
Lupe R. Franco - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - Lupe R. Franco passed away May 12, 2000, in Pueblo. Lupe was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Chihuahua, Mexico, and had lived in Pueblo since 1947. He was employed in the 14-inch mill at CF&I for 30 years before retiring in 1982. Mr. Franco is survived by his wife, Angelina Franco of Pueblo, and will be greatly missed as a kind and loving father by his children, Edward, Patrick, Patricia, Elizabeth and Theresa Franco, all of Pueblo, Kenneth Franco and Marilyn (John) Rible, both of New Jersey, Richard Franco of Canon City, Debra Franco of Arizona, Pamela (Carl) Feltz of New Hampshire and Elaine Tindall of Florida; three brothers; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 15, 2000, at 7 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Frank, Harley D.
Harley D. Frank - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Born April 9, 1925, passed away Feb. 16, 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville and Helen Frank; and his beloved son, Kurt Howard Frank. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Nancy Polhill Frank; two daughters, Karla Marie (Raymond) Trujillo and Karyl Louise Frank (Rick) Rochleau; three granddaughters, Deanna and Vanessa Trujillo and Clara Jean Rochleau; and one great-grandson, Olandis Bradshaw. Harley graduated from Centennial High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the European Conflict during WWII. He attended PJC and USC. Harley retired from the Civil Engineering Department of the CF&I in 1983. He was active with the Beulah Water Works District and the Beulah United Methodist Church. His great joy was his family, friends and Beulah. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the EMS in Beulah or the Beulah United Methodist Church, Beulah, CO 81023.

Frank, James E.
James E. Frank - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2002 - James E. Frank, retired judge, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away May 27, 2002. A native of Frankton, Ind., Jim was a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business (1951) and of its Law School (1956). In 1976, he received the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence from I.U. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany. Jim was a practicing attorney in Union City, Ind., was City Court Judge, County Judge of Randolph and Jay counties, and became a Federal Administrative Law Judge, positioned in Salt Lake City, Utah, from 1986 to 1995. He was a member of the Indiana State Bar. He was a member of St. Athanasius Anglican Church, Colorado Springs. In Pueblo, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Pueblo Bar, and the Pachyderms Club. Judge Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Mollie Fesler Frank; his father, John Frank; and his brother, John (Ginger) Frank. He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Pueblo; his daughter and son-in-law, Candice and Eugene McNany; and granddaughters, Erin Rebecca and Cara Leighanne, all of Colorado Springs; his sister, Mary Lou Loidl of Portland, Texas; a sister-in-law, Joan Frank; and nephews, Bruce and Todd Frank of Vacaville, Calif.; and his niece, Jennifer Frank, a Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) student. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Harper-Dunnichay Funeral Home, 305 Sigler St., Frankton, Ind. 46044 (765-754-7761). Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m., preceding the service. Burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Frankton.

Frank, Keith LeRoy
Keith LeRoy Frank - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 11, 2009 - Keith LeRoy Frank was born November 23, 1929 in Saint Francis, Kansas, the eldest son of Robert and Libbie (Davis) Frank. He went home to be with the Lord on February 8. 2009 in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 79. Keith married Lois Lorraine Oliver in Penrose, Colorado on September 16, 1948. He was employed for a few years at the steel mills in Pueblo and at the cement plant in Portland, after which he began a fifty-seven year career in the construction industry. Throughout his life, Keith enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling. He visited forty-nine of the fifty states, plus Canada and Newfoundland. His family could always count on him to be there for them. Doing and giving for others always brought him great joy. He was especially dedicated to his church, and his family treasures the memory of his daily Bible reading and prayers for his family and friends. Keith is survived by his beloved wife Lois, with whom he celebrated sixty years of marriage; daughters Rita Kaye Frank and Juanita Faye Morell and husband Robert, all of Colorado Springs; son Lonnie Ray and wife Nadia of Loveland, Colorado; grandson Michael Morell and wife Jessica, grandchildren Natasha and Shawn Frank; sister Rosalie Carlson and husband Marvin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dwayne. Keith will be greatly missed by his family and a multitude of friends. A celebration of his life will be held at Roswell Community Church, 2728 Beacon Street, Colorado Springs on February 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to Roswell Community Church.

Frank, Margaret
Margaret Frank - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2003 - Margaret Frank, 73, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away January 11, 2003. A native of Boonville, Indiana. Margaret graduated from high school in 1947, and was an alumna of Indiana University, graduating in 1952 with a degree in English and later a Masters Degree in Philosophy. Mrs. Frank was a retired English teacher from Randolph Southern High School in Lynn, Indiana. She had also retired from Mississinewa Valley Junior High, in Union City, Ohio. In addition to teaching English, Mrs. Frank was an avid reader and book collector who lectured extensively even after retirement. An accomplished musician, she was currently the organist at St. Athanasuis Anglican Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to her many interests and hobbies, Mrs. Frank also enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and the United States. Mrs. Frank was preceded in death by her husband, Judge James Frank, her mother Opal Ilene Myers, and her father, Fred Miller Myers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Candice and Eugene McNany, and granddaughters, Erin and Cara, all of Colorado Springs; and her sister, Marian Eggebrecht of South Bend, Indiana. Margaret was especially fond of her nieces and nephews: Cindy Johnson, of Morganfield, Kentucky, Diane Kilbase of South Bend, Indiana, Robert Rockstroh, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and John Rockstroh of South Bend, Indiana. Visitation will be held at Swan Law Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2003, from 5:00- 8:00 in the evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2003 at St. Athanasius Angelican Church, 2425 N. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Frank, Mary Phyllis
Mary Phyllis Urioste Frank - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2003 - Mary Phyllis Urioste Frank, 87, born Sept. 21, 1915, in Villanueva, N.M., passed away Feb. 20, 2003, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Jose Inez Urioste and Casiana Baca Urioste; infant daughter; former spouse, Florentino Perez; and husband, Phillip Frank; siblings, Annie Urioste, Jose Dario Urioste, Dolores Martinez, Frances Allen, Emilio Urioste and Marcus Urioste. Survived by sons, Frank Perez and Charles Perez; daughter, Margaret Perez Abeyta; daughters-in-law, Lorene Perez and Joan Perez; brother, Anthony Urioste; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She leaves special memories for each of her 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren, including Joann Vallejo, Gayle Perez, Greg Perez, Andrea Perez, Patrick Perez, Frank Perez, Diana Perez and Patricia Romine. Each and every child was special to her and she spoke of them often and always took interest in their lives and activities. In her younger years, Mary loved music, loved to dance and taught herself to play the harmonica. She worked for many years in the dietary department at the Colorado State Hospital. She had a special knack for turning the simplest meal into something special and delicious. Mary will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her quick wit, her outspokenness and her unique sense of humor. The family would especially like to thank the staff at Life Care Center and Dr. Roger Mann for his caring and special attention to Mary. Rosary service, 7 p.m. today at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Graveside service, Monday at Roselawn Cemetery.

Frankenburg, Frank H.
Frank H. Frankenburg – Bayfield Blade – April 7, 1916 – Frank H. Frankenburg, a well known mine owner, died at his home in Pueblo.

Franklin, Frances D.
Frances D. Franklin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1986 - Frances D. Franklin, 86, a Pueblo resident for 33 years, late of 1828 W. 20th, passed away July 4, 1986. Mrs. Franklin was a member and Deaconess of New Hope Baptist Church, a loving mother and homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Augustine (Eddie) Hancock of Pueblo; sons, Alexander (Rita) Franklin, A.D. (Rita C.) Franklin, Bobby (Sandra) Franklin, Monroe (Ella) Franklin, Freddie Franklin, Harold (Mary) Franklin Jr. and Cecil (Ola Mae) Hollier, all of Pueblo, James (Margaret) Prudhom of Virginia, Johnny (Prince) Cole of New Jersey and Billy Joe (Sylvia) Franklin of Denver; 32 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the New Hope Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th, with the Rev. Charles S. Sankey of the New Hope Baptist Church and the Rev. F. L. Chandler of the Bethlehem Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at the home of Augustine Hancock, 2104 W. 15th, or the home of Bobby Franklin, 2302 Cheyenne.

Franklin, Helen C.
Helen C. Franklin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1999 - Helen C. Franklin, 57, of Lamar, died July 23, 1999. Rosary scripture service, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, July30, 1999. Both services at St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar. Burial in the Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Chapel, La mar. Memorial contributions to the Southern Colorado Nephrology Clinic, 41 Montebello Rd., Suite D, Pueblo, Colo., 81001.

Franklin, Leslie
Leslie Franklin - Bayfield Blade - November 17, 1910 - Dr. Leslie Franklin, a wealthy physician of Sullivan, Ind., died in St. Mary's hospital, Pueblo, a few hours after his removal from a train on which he was going to El Paso, Texas, for his health. Death was due to tuberculosis.

Frankmore, Jerry
Jerry Frankmore - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1986 - Jerry Frankmore, Feb. 14, 1986. Son of Frances (Carl) Frankmore Occhiato, Pueblo; preceded in death by his father, Pete Frankmore, in 1975. Father of Tony (Angie) Frankmore and Pete Frankmore, both of California. Brother of Joseph (Virginia) Frankmore, Pueblo. Uncle of Gregory and Mark Frankmore, both of Pueblo. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and good friend, Tony Capps, of California. He worked for the AG food stores warehouse in Pueblo. Veteran of service with the United States Army and a member of the Travelers Protective Association. Member of Shrine of St. Therese parish. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday; rosary service, 9 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food and flowers. The family will receive friends after the Sunday evening service at the Shrine of St. Therese. The family may be contacted at 216 Carlile.

Franks, Bertha Acenarman
Bertha Acenarman – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – September 24, 1874 – Died on the 17th inst., Bertha Acenarman, wife of William Franks, aged 25 years

Franks, William
William "Indian Bill" Franks - Dolores News - June 30, 1883 - Indian Bill Killed - Indian Bill, a well-known San Juan character, was shot and killed at Parrott City, on last Monday. The particulars we get from the Durango Herald: It again becomes our duty to record the particulars of a probably fatal shooting affray in La Plata County. Parrott City was the scene of the tragedy. It seems that for several days three men named Lewis, Reilly and Frank Smith, who came in from the Navajo reservation with horses for sale, have been camped at James Sheek's place in Parrott City. They had several dogs, one of which (it is alleged) is a cross between a dog and a bear, and the trouble grew out of a controversy over these dogs. William Franks, better known as "Indian Bill," an old resident of Parrott and La Plata, several times shot at these dogs. The boys asked Bill to quit shooting, as he was liable to kill some of them instead of a dog. A red-hot argument occurred in the saloon of the Mansion House, yesterday morning, between "Indian Bill," and William Lewis. The former was armed and Lewis unarmed. Lewis told Bill to lay aside his gun and proposed that they go out in the streets and settle the controversy with their fists. Bill agreed and unbuckled his belt and laid his revolver on a billiard table. Lewis started ahead. Bill followed; but as he passed the billiard table, again picked up his gun and struck Lewis twice over the head with the weapon, as the latter was passing through the door. Lewis, badly hurt by the blows he had received, ran across the street to Darrow's store, and Bill followed, firing two shots at Lewis, one of which came near hitting Mrs. Darrow. Lewis snatched a pistol from a bystander. Bill then ran into the store for safety. Lewis, as he has since explained, did not shoot into the store at Bill, for fear of killing some innocent person. He stepped around the corner of the house, with a view to drawing Bill out. Bill, thinking that Lewis had gone around the corner with the intention of coming in the back way, went out of the front door. But Lewis was waiting for him. It thus happened that the two met nearly face to face. Lewis instantly fired, sending a bullet through the bowels of Bill, which came out near the hip joint. Bill fell like a dead man and was carried into the store. Dr. Mans was quickly summoned from Fort Lewis. He pronounced Bill's wound mortal. Bill sometime after made his will. He lived, however, through the night, and was still breathing at eight o'clock, this morning, but his recovery is regarded as impossible. "Indian Bill" has for several years been engaged in prospecting in the La Plata mountains. He always carried a pistol and aspired to the reputation of being a bad man. He was a mixture of Cherokee, negro and hard citizen, and claims to have been educated in the same school with the James Brothers. He killed a policeman at Pueblo four years ago, but owing to some unfortunate blunder, then escaped the gallows. It is also understood that he has killed several other persons. Prior to the late shooting he carried five or six bullets in his carcass. Fort Lewis, June 28. - Dr. L. M. Mans, Post Surgeon, has just returned from Parrott City. He reports that Indian Bill died yesterday at half past six o'clock. Peritonitis set in and was the immediate cause of the death. Lewis is doing well and will recover.

Franson, Arley Vern
Arley Vern Franson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1999 - Arley Vern Franson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, born Jan. 17, 1922, in Rosalie, Neb., went to be with our Lord on Jan 20, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 55 years- three sons- and one daughter- and son-in-law- a sister- daughter-in-law- six granddaughters- four great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Arley served his country in the Army during WWII and retired from the Union Carbide Linde Division. Pastor Hal Hartman will officiate at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Family wishes to express sincere appreciation to all the doctors, nurses, and others who tenderly cared for Arley. Also all family and friends for their love and support.

Fransua, Mary Lee
Mary Lee (Smith) Fransua - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1999 - Mary Lee (Smith) Fransua went to be with the Lord on Oct. 21, 1999, after a battle with breast cancer. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and sister. Mary was an engineer for US West, where she was employed for 29 years. She had a caring heart and was always willing to give of herself. She was loved by all. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Richard Fransua; daughters, Christina and Dana Fransua; parents, Cecil and Dora Smith; sisters, Ruby (Mel) Martinez, Millie (Roger) Valdez, Glena Ortiz, Kathy Smith and Gerrie Trujillo; brothers, Tom (Delores) Smith and Tim (Cheryl) Smith; godchildren, Secile LeDoux and Zachary Smith; and nieces, nephews and numerous friends. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Monday at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo. The family will greet family and friends immediately following the service.

Frantz, Claude
Claude Frantz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1998 - Claude Frantz, 84, of Rocky Ford, died Aug. 20 at his home. Survived by wife, Geraldine Frantz- son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Sandra Frantz- and brother, Walter Frantz. Donations may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice, 114 W. Fourth St., La Junta. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rev. Ken Smith officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Cemetery.

Frantz, Ethel
Ethel May Frantz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2002 - Ethel May Frantz, 97, departed this life on Dec. 9, 2002. She was preceded in death by her father, John Metsker; and mother, Zora Stutzman; also by her husband, Roy O. Frantz; her son, John “Jackie” Frantz; brother, Claude M. Metsker; and sister, Christina Alma Metsker. She is survived by sons, Robert O. Frantz of the family home and Donald W. (Georgette) Frantz, of Anchorage, Alaska. Also survived by grandchildren, Jeannette Frantz, Robert R. (Kathy) Frantz, Margaret A. Frantz (Louis), and Dowell R. (Stephanie) Frantz; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea Frantz, Kyra Frantz, Kody Frantz and Estee Anne Frantz; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Ethel May was born in Lawrence, Kan., July 31, 1905, and after a short time in Texas, considered herself a Kansas Sunflower. She received her teaching degree at McPherson College in 1927 and in her junior year became Women's Singles Tennis Champion. She met and later married Roy, and moved to Rocky Ford, Colo. She began teaching in District No. 60 in Pueblo, where she taught home economics and sewing at Freed Junior High. After her retirement, she continued substitute teaching until 1974. She was a member of PERA and The Retired Teachers Association of Pueblo. She and Roy were two of the founding members of St. Paul United Methodist Church Homebuilders Class where she continued there until her death. She was a member of Ruth Circle and UMW. She joined Chapter BT, PEO and has been active with the group for over 50 years. Ethel May had been a member of Rotary Annes and while active, earned the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award. She loved flowers and her church. Flowers will be welcome or memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church in her name. Service, to be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002. Interment, at Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a gathering at the Church.

Frantz, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Frantz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1986 - Mary Frances Frantz, March 9, 1986. Wife of Robert O. Frantz. Mother of Judy (Randy) Jones, Colorado Springs; and Patty (Jay) Sefcovic, Aurora. Daughter of Steve and Hazel Antonovich. Sister of Steve (Linda) Antonovich, Colorado Springs; and Evelyn (Leo) DeGroot, California. Daughter-in-law of Ethel May Frantz, Pueblo. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, David Dolak, March 24, 1978. Mrs. Frantz served as a registered nurse at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, was a member of Compassionate Friends and a volunteer for Sangre de Cristo Hospice. She was a member of Holy Family parish. Services, Holy Family Church: Scripture Service, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of the Resurrection, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the church following the Scripture Service and at 29 Clemson Drive after the mass.

Franz, Evelyn
Evelyn Franz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2002 - Evelyn Franz, age 83, a Pueblo native, born Sept. 21, 1918, passed away March 19, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters. Survived by her sister, Elizabeth Kirk; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and other relatives. Evelyn was employed as a waitress at the Union Depot Train Station and retired from there after many years of service. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Franz, Teresa Ann
Teresa Ann Franz - Pueblo Chieftain- March 25, 1999 - Teresa Ann Franz, 96, passed away March 23, 1999. Survived by her grandchildren, Lisa (Brandon) Harvey of Pueblo, Heidi (Rex) Franz-Garrison of Colorado Springs and Michael (Carrie) May of Gardnerville, Nev., and great-grandchildren, Dakota, Karleigh and Katia. Preceded in death by her husband, Mickey Franz, and son, Karl Franz. Born July 24, 1902, in Pueblo. Teresa was an elementary school teacher and a member of St. Mary Church. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 1999, at St. Mary Church,217 E. Mesa, with the Rev. Father Ed Pettit as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Franza, Lucy M.
Lucy M. Franza - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - Lucy M. Franza, 81, passed away on Feb. 22, 1999. She was born in Berwind, Colo., on July 2, 1917, to Anna Colantanio and Candido Guadagnoli. Lucy was a member of St. Joseph Parish, St. Joseph Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Columbian Federation and was an active member of the Senior Citizens. Lucy was a kind and loving person, who always was willing to help those in need. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandma and sister. Preceding her in death are parents, Anna and Candido Guadagnoli- beloved husband, Tony- brother, August Guadagnoli- sister, Dorothy Fatur- and grandson, Anthony Sam Alfonso. Survivors are daughters, Kay (Willie) Znidarsich, Trinidad, Gerri (Lawrence) Alfonso, Pueblo- grandchildren, Lou Ann Alfonso, Pueblo, Don (Alisa) Alfonso, Pueblo- sisters, Sarah Ray, Trinidad, Nettie Brooks, Colorado Springs, Liz (Joe) Dekleva, Trinidad- brother, Nick (Beverley) Guadagnoli, Grand Junction- sister-in-law, Mary Guadagnoli, Littleton- brother-in-law, William Fatur, Littleton- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of many dear friends including special friends, Frances Falco, Trinidad, Emma Morelli, Trinidad, and Zena Menapace, Trinidad- and special neighbor, Joe Arguello, Trinidad. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-6 p.m. at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Vigil rites will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at 10 a.m. with funeral Mass celebrated by Father Bob Hagan. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Bill Brooks, Bob Brooks, Joe Dekleva Jr., Bill Fatur, Nick Guadagnoli and Condi Guadagnoli. Immediately following the vigil rites and funeral Mass, friends are invited to gather with the family at St. Joseph Parish Hall. Persons wishing to do so may make contributions to the Senior Citizens Center, 1222 San Pedro, Trinidad, Colo., 81082, in memory of Lucy. The family may be contacted at the Znidarsich residence. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Frasca, Tony
Tony Frasca - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1999 - Tony Frasca, 71, died Thursday, April 1. He is survived by his wife-seven children- and 18 grandchildren. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa St. Burial will be at Imperial Gardens Cemetery in Pueblo. Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St., is handling arrangements. Donations can be sent to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in care of Dr. David Huffman, 110 E. Monroe St., Colorado Springs, 80907, or Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs, 80907.

Fraterelli, Eno J.
Eno J. Fraterelli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2005 - Eno J. Fraterelli, who dubbed a "diamond from the rough," was born May 4, 1917, and passed away Oct. 18, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. He was the seventh of eight children. Eno was preceded in death by his parents, Jona and Maria "Mary" Fraterelli; wife of 60 years, Serena Fraterelli; brothers, Louis Fraterelli, Adolph Fraterelli and Dominic Fratterelli; and sisters, Sylvia Desiato, Flora Stephens and Lucille Bacino. Survived by his brother, Joseph (Sylvia) Fraterelli; sisters-in-law, Jen Fraterelli and Christine Fratterelli; numerous nieces and nephews; and devoted companion, Mary Lou Keating. Eno served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was in the jewelry business and operated Eno's Fine Jewelry for over 60 years. He was a member of the Pueblo Country Club. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, and the family will be present to receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Shrine of St. Therese in Eno's memory in care of the funeral home office.

Fraterelli, Louis A.
Louis A. Fraterelli - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2005 - Louis A. Fraterelli, 98, born March 8, 1907, passed away May 21, 2005. Preceded in death by his wife, Irene; brothers, Adolph and Dominick Fraterelli; and sisters, Sylvia Desiato, Flora Stephens and Lucille Bacino. Survived by his son, Lewis (Jolee) Fraterelli; grandchildren, Shelley (Marcus) Ollig, Michael Fraterelli, Lisa (Scott) Johns, Jason (Amy) Fraterelli, Colin Fraterelli and Matthew Fraterelli; and great-grandchildren, Keenan and Gabrielle Ollig, Nicholas, Benjamin, and Samuel Fraterelli; also survived by his brothers, Eno Fraterelli and Joseph (Sylvia) Fraterelli; sisters-in-law, Christine and Jennie Fraterelli; and numerous nieces and nephews. Louis owned H.F. Scribner & Company and retired in 1970. He was a member of BPOE No. 90. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Pius X Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Louis' memory.

Fraterelli, Ruth Irene
Ruth Irene Fraterelli - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1987 - Ruth Irene Fraterelli, 518 W. 25th St., Aug. 18, 1987. Wife of Louis Fraterelli. Mother of Dr Lewis (Jolee) Fraterelli, Littleton. Sister of Mary Vujcich. Also survived by six grandchildren, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Fraterelli was a member of St. Pius X parish and volunteered as a Grey Lady at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for 15 years. She was employed as a salesperson for several Pueblo jewelers, including Scribner Jewelers and Fisher Jewelry. Services, St. Pius X Church: Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Fraterelli, Serena S.
Serena S. Fraterelli - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2000 - Serena S. Fraterelli passed away Sept. 22, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Born to Carl and Lucia Sabatini who preceded her. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Eno J. Fraterelli; brother, Anthony (Elsie-Eve) Sabatini; and numerous nieces and nephews. Serena was co-owner of Eno's Fine Jewelry for 54 years. Visitation, Tuesday, 1-5 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association and Stroke Victims or Shrine of St. Therese through the funeral home office.

Frattarelli, Bennie B.
Bennie B. Frattarelli - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1999 - Bennie B. Frattarelli, of Denver, passed away Aug. 26, 1999, in Westminster, Colo. He was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Lime, Colo. He grew up and attended schools in Vineland, Colo. On Dec. 9, 1957, he married Martha Stanko in Denver. U.S. Postal clerk from 1971 to 1990. Member of Tri-City Elks, Louisville No. 2541, Thornton Eagles No. 3226 and Polka Club of Colorado Springs. Survived by wife, Martha- son, Floyd ``F.A." (Mary) Fratterelli, Independence, Mo.- daughters, Loretta (Harry) Ciruli, Denver, and Karen (Robert) Meckenstock, Westminster- grandson, Kevin Ciruli, Denver- and sister, Mary (Joe) Garles, Pueblo. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, Holy Cross Catholic Church. Burial, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Fratterelli, Dominick R.
Dominick R. Fratterelli - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2003 - Dominick R. Fratterelli, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 28, 2003. Mr. Fratterelli was born in Pueblo, Colo., on May 16, 1920, and graduated from Centennial High School's Class of 1938. He was a certified dental technician and former owner and manager of Atlas Dental Lab. He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, a veteran of World War II, and retired in 1980 from the Air Force Reserve. He also was a lifelong member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, American Legion Pueblo Post No. 2, Air Force Sergeants Association, and lifelong and Charter Member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 4286. Member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart where he served as lector, Eucharistic minister, former member of the Parish Council, Finance Committee, CHD Committee (14 years), and co-chairman of the Sunday Coffee Program (25 years). On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo, Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya bestowed the Jubilee Award to Dom and his wife, Christine, for their involvement in service for the church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Christine; brothers, Joseph (Sylvia) Fraterelli, Eno J. Fraterelli, Louis A. Fraterelli; sister, Lucille Bacino; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary J. Fratterelli; brother, Adolph Fratterelli; and sisters, Sylvia Desiato and Flora Stephens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the funeral home with the family greeting friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th St. and Grand Ave., with the Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya, D.D. as celebrant, assisted by Deacon Jake Shafer. Military honors and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorials may be made to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Building Fund through the funeral home.

Fratterelli, James
James Fratterelli - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1986 - James Fratterelli, longtime Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 10, 1986. Husband of Jennie Fratterelli, who passed away Aug. 7, 1958, and father of Betty (W. E.) Anderson and Albert Fratterelli, both of Pueblo. Survived also by six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Fratterelli was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish and was a retired employee of the CF&I Steel Corp. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Tuesday, followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Interment, Roselawn. Family respectfully requests omission of food and they may be contacted at the home of W. E. Anderson, 110 Encino.

Frawley, Thelma Rose
Thelma Rose Frawley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1999 - Thelma Rose Frawley, 72, of Littleton, Colo., born Dec. 17, 1926, in Pueblo, passed away Aug. 20, 1999. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph Frawley. Survived by children, Daniel (Frieda) Frawley, Golden, Judith Corrigan, Lakewood, Jack Frawley, Denver, and Susan (Mike) Hosanna of Englewood-sisters, Violet Gehlhoff Garrone, Pueblo, and Margaret Bellmar of Denver. Also survived by four nephews- two grandchildren- two step grandchildren- and one step great-grandchild. Mrs. Frawley graduated from Central High School Alumni ``Girls Club" in 1944. She was a homemaker, W.R.R.D. during World War II, an adult illiteracy teacher, a creative short story author and loved playing cards, and international traveling. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in her memory, 2280 S. Albion St., Denver, Colo., 80220.

Frazee, Francis
Francis "Frank" Frazee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1997 - Francis "Frank" Frazee, 66, passed away July 4, 1997. Ser vices, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church of Eads. Interment, Eads Cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.

Frazee, Hugh
Hugh Frazee - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1987 - Hugh Frazee, 60, passed away Jan. 8, 1,987. Mr. Frazee is survived by his wife, Colleen F. Frazee; three children, Carolyn Dewar of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dale Frazee of Kansas; and Leroy Frazee of Lamar. Mr. Frazee is survived also by four grandchildren; all of Oklahoma City, Okla. Mr. Frazee was born Jan. 24, 1926, and was a past resident of Pueblo and Holly and was living in Stratton. He was employed by Colorado Laundry while residing in Pueblo. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hendricks Funeral Home in Burlington, Colo. Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Hillcrest.

Frazer, C. F.
C. F. “Buss” Frazer - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2000 - C. F. “Buss” Frazer passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at his La Junta home. Buss was born in Holly, Colo., May 15, 1920, to Claude and Ethel Frazer. He married Leslie Lorraine Hinkley on July 17, 1940, in Zenith, Kan. He went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in Holly in July 1941. The Frazers moved to La Junta with the railroad in 1944. Frazer retired in May 1980. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. After retirement, Buss and Lorraine traveled extensively. He was a member of Royal Neighbors of America, the Pueblo Amateur Radio Club, and the La Junta Senior Citizens Center. He is survived by two daughters, Alice (Nick) DeNardo and Frankie (Dennis) Sanchez of Pueblo; grandchildren, Rick, Deb and Curt Vawter, Troy and Eric Sanchez and Christine Smith, all of Pueblo, Lori Shaver of North Carolina and Kim Smith of Gunnison; step-grandchildren, Jolene DeNardo and Roxann Duncan of Denver; great-grandchildren Jacob and John-Paul Campbell, Mallori, Casey and Adam Vawter, Jason and Daniel Sanchez, Tegan and Jesse Shaver, Melissa and Travis Grasmick; step-great-grandchildren, Rachelle, Marcus, Michael and Reighann Duncan; sisters, Viola Smith of Grand Junction and Lucille Crum of Holly; sister-in-law, Olive Frazer of Pueblo; and brother-in-law, Doss (Leona) Hinkley of La Junta; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorraine in 1990; his daughter, Carol J. Smith and her husband, Dallas and their son, Scott on Dec. 9, 1979. Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta with Pastor Jerry Wells of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Fairview Cemetery, La Junta. Memorial donations may be made to the La Junta Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 486, La Junta, CO, 81050, direct or through the funeral home.

Frazier, Barbara Anne
Barbara Anne Frazier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2003 - Barbara Anne Frazier passed away Jan. 7, 2003, in Pueblo. Barbara was born July 28, 1935, in Oklahoma and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She was employed as a legal secretary in a local law office before her retirement. Her survivors include her husband, Billy Frazier; son, Ronald (Robin) Palmer and his family; daughter, Pam (James) Smith and her family; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Frazier will lie in state from noon until 7 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Frazier, Billy Roy
Billy Roy Frazier - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2005 - Billy Roy Frazier, 78, passed away Oct. 25, 2005, in Pueblo. Bill was born in 1928, in Arkansas and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He was self-employed. Billy had many interests, such as classical guitar, real estate, and he had owned a repair shop for televisions. He had many friends and neighbors who lived nearby and enjoyed their company frequently for dinner or coffee get-togethers. He will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Anne Frazier; father and mother, Cyrus and Clevia Frazier of Arkansas; brothers, Lawrence Frazier, Thomas Frazier; and sisters, Betty Blasi and Patsy Frazier. His survivors include his son, Ronald (Robin) Palmer and his family; daughter, Pam (James) Smith and her family; as well as several nephews and nieces. Other relatives include Charles (Susie) Frazier of Wyoming, Doris Edgin of Arkansas, Shirley (Jack) Lee of Wyoming, Lewis (Martha) Frazier of Montana, and Peggy (Tom) Gapen of California. Graveside service, 3 p.m. today, Mountain View Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Louis Ibarra, Demetri L. Barton, Jose Gonzales, Vickie Saccomanno, Jennifer Williams, and Mary Scarcella.

Frazier, Bonnie M.
Bonnie M. Frazier - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2000 - Bonnie M. Frazier, age 87, born Feb. 28, 1913, in Catherine, Kansas, and a longtime resident of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2000. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Truman Frazier, who passed in 1989. She is also preceded by her sisters, Tilly Hammerschmidt, Olive Schmidt, Bertha Jacob and Pauline Brull. She is survived by her sons, Richard (Roberta) Frazier of Beaverton, Ore., Robert (Connie) Frazier of Pueblo, Truman (Darlene) Frazier Jr. of Pueblo West, and daughter, Diane Frazier of Belize, Central America; as well as several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. She is best remembered as a longtime member of St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Christian Women's Association. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2000, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Frazier, Frank Earl
Frank Earl Frazier - Huerfano World - August 4, 2005 - Correction - Mr. Frazier is survived by a son, Frankie Frazier; a daughter, Vicki Frazier (Charles Ramsey) and four grandchildren, Kristi, Debra, Brittney and Sean, all of Pueblo.

Frazier, Frank H.
Frank H. Frazier - Pueblo Chieftain - November 2, 1986 - Frank H. Frazier, a lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Oct. 31, 1986. Cremation.

Frazier, Jimmy Lee
Jimmy Lee Frazier - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2003 - Jimmy Lee Frazier - Born 8-15-44; walked lightly on the Earth; Left his world a better place, 8-27-03; was a Good, hard-workin', Blue-collar Man; was Loved by his wife of 39 years, Carma, Children Jim (Shannon & Mo), Tawni (Steve), Duffi, Grandbabies Cameron, T.J., Ashley, Mikey, Dillon, Jesse, Branson, Graci. Private Services.

Frazier, Robert E.
Robert E. Frazier – Huerfano World – July 11, 1991 – Memorial service was Tuesday at 3 p.m. graveside at Sunset Cemetery in Cullison (near Pratt) KS, for Robert E. Frazier who died on Sunday, June 30 at a Hospice in Mesa, AZ. Bob and his wife Gladys have been summer residents of Cuchara for many years. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at 303 N. Lindsay #0-36, Mesa, AZ, 85213.

Frazier, Thomas F.
Thomas F. Frazier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 1998 - Thomas F. Frazier passed away Jan. 3, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born on Oct. 6, 1933, in Hartman, Ark., and came to Pueblo after his discharge from the United States armed services. Tom was a veteran, having served seven years in the Air Force as a mechanic. He was employed as an electrician at the CF&I Steel Mill for over 31 years before retiring in 1989. Tom was a good businessman. He and his wife, Franseene, were partners and worked together on almost everything. They owned many properties in town and also owned and operated Computer Palace Software Store where they rented and sold software. Tom taught computer lessons and worked on the equipment. They eventually sold the store hoping to travel more, but due to his failing health this dream didn't come true. Tom enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding his motorcycle and his horses, hunting and fishing and playing with his two dogs. He enjoyed having coffee with his brother, Bill, two or three times a week and Tom loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Cyrus Frazier- brother, Lawrence Frazier- and sister, Betty Blasi. His survivors include his wife, Franseene, of the family home- seven children, Karen (John) Canchola, Debra (Willie) Rivera, Marvin (Precilla) Peterson, Ruth (Lee) Hughes, Allen (Julie) Frazier and Michael (Debi) Frazier, all of Pueblo, and Dyann (David) Merriman of Littleton- 12 grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- his mother, Clevia Frazier of Wyoming- siblings, Charles (Susie) Frazier of Wyoming, Doris Edgin of Arkansas, Patsy Frazier of Arkansas, Shirley (Jack) Lee of Wyoming, Lewis (Martha) Frazier of Montana, Bill (Barbara) Frazier of Pueblo and Peggy (Tom) Gapen of California- as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food, donations may be made to the Soup Kitchen in Pueblo or to the charity of your choice.

Frazzini, Donna
Donna Frazzini - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2004 - Donna Frazzini, 64, passed away Nov. 4, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Frazzini; her daughter, Patricia Marie Frazzini; and her sister, Roxana Vujcich. She is survived by her children, Michael (Brenda) Frazzini of Pueblo West, Kathryn Frazzini and Jana Marie Bryan, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandchildren, Gaetano Frazzini and Heather Marie Bryan, R.N.; sister, Adena (Peter) Subocz of Florence, Mass.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and special friends, “you know who you are." Donna worked at Alpha Floral, and after graduating from Central High School, she worked at Skaggs for 33 years. She continued working there until the company closed as Rite-Aid. Donna was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles No. 145. “She was always there to help anyone in need, no matter what, and it was an honor to have her in our lives,” and will be greatly missed by everyone she touched. A Memorial service will be held in Donna's honor at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Donna's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to a charity of choice through the funeral home office.

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