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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Freark, Ellen S.
Ellen S. Freark - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1986 - Dr. Ellen S. Freark passed away Dec. 12, 1986. Survived by her husband, Dorman G. Freark of the family home in Pueblo West; son, James Marbach, Wheeling, W.Va.; daughter, Mrs. Diane (Bruce) Morgen, Durham, N.C.; mother, Mrs. Flora Ellen Salyers; sister, Mrs. Barbara Cleveland, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two grandchildren, Suzanne and David Morgen of Durham, N.C. Born March 1, 1931, in Louisville, Ky., and was an associate professor of education. She earned an A.B. degree, M.S. degree, and an Ed.D. degree. Her special qualifications included that she was a national expert on curriculum development in Early Childhood Education, authored the most widely accepted curricula on nutrition education (adopted in more than 40 states) and developed Theory-Based Models in Curriculum of a Generic Nature. She served as president of the board of the American Cancer Society and under her leadership, the Pueblo County Unit received the most improved "Unit of the Year" award. She was a member of several professional and academic associations, including National Science Teachers Association, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, and Reach to Recovery. She was also a member of the Boulevard Christian Church, 2111 S. Pueblo Blvd., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, with Pastor Tom Neff officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food, and those who so desire may make memorials to the American Cancer Society, direct or through our office. Dr. Ellen Freark requested that her friends attend her reception to be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Plaza, 800 Highway 50 West.

Frederick, Charles H.
Charles H. Frederick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1989 - Charles H. Frederick passed away April 21, 1989.  Survived by his wife, Edith Frederick of the family home; children, Rick (Judy) Frederick, Chicago, Ill., and Arlene Davison, Pueblo;  brother, Robert (Pauline) Frederick, Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Amy Frederick, Charlotte, N.C., Peter Frederick, Danville, VA., Laura (Chris) Whitaker, Cumming, Ga., and Karen Davison, Pueblo.   Born Dec. 27, 1912, in McCurtain, Okla., and had been a Pueblo resident from 1957-1975 returning a year ago.  Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church; Crescent Hill Lodge No. 820, F & AM, Louisville, Ky.; Southern Colorado Scottish Rite Bodies; Al Kaly Shrine and the Pueblo Shrine Club.  Ham radio operator W5-VCF, formerly KO-LYL for many years.  There will be no visitation or viewing.  Service will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt, with the Rev. James Keesey officiating with the Rose Croix service to follow. Interment and Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF & AM in courtesy to his home lodge will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund at St. Paul United Methodist Church direct or through the funeral home office.

Frederiksen, Elsie B.
Elsie B. Frederiksen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1999 - Elsie B. Frederiksen, 101, died April 24, 1999. Survived by her children, Robert (Monte) Frederiksen, Gladys Frederiksen and David (Mary) Frederiksen, all of Pueblo- and grandchildren, Leon (Nadine) Frederiksen of Aurora, Raphaelle (Ali) Ahmed of Colorado Springs, Susan Frederiksen of Pueblo and Dalton (Barby) Frederiksen of Pueblo. Also survived by 5 great-grandchildren- 6 step great-grandchildren- 2 step great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Elias Frederiksen on Aug. 30, 1979- 5 brothers and 5 sisters. Born Dec. 27, 1897, in Old Colorado City, Colorado and had been a Pueblo resident since 1935. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church. She was affectionately known as "Aunt Elsie" to the many children she provided day care for in the Columbian School area. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman Ave., with the Rev. Paul Yeager officiating. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of choice through the funeral home.

Frederiksen, Louis J.
Louis J. "Fred" Frederiksen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1986 - Louis J. "Fred" Frederiksen, 91, passed away at a local nursing home March 28,1986. Survived by his son, Jon (Kathleen) Frederiksen; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Margery Frederiksen, in 1982. Resident of Rye for the past several years and veteran of World Wars I and II, having served in the U.S. Navy. At his request, no services. Cremation.

Fredrick, Eugene H.
Eugene H. Fredrick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2004 - Eugene H. Fredrick, 65, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2004. Born on Nov. 5, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Paula; sons, Timothy Fredrick of Louisville, Colo., and Shawn Fredrick of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandson, Daniel Fredrick of Louisville, Colo.; and brother, Dennis Fredrick of Portland, Ore. Eugene worked for Sears & Roebuck for 30 years in Wyoming and Colorado. He managed the Midtown Sears store in Pueblo until his retirement in 1992. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Fredricks, Linda Kay
Linda Kay Bruning Fredricks - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 19, 2006 - Linda Kay Bruning Fredricks, of Pueblo West, was born in Quincy, Illinois, on February 2, 1947, to Helen and Glen Bruning. She was their only child. After a courageous battle with cancer, Linda went home to be with her Lord on October 10, 2006. Linda grew up in the Chicago land area. She attended Midwestern College in Iowa and in 1971, received a double degree in Sociology and Psychology. Her employment took her to Altoona, Pennsylvania for several years. She then returned to Illinois and worked for Honeywell where she met her husband, Jon. They were married on September 13, 1975. In 1979, employment took the Fredricks to Colorado Springs. Linda became a homemaker and very active in volunteer work in Colorado Springs. In 1982, Linda recovered from the disease of alcoholism. Her philosophy from that day on was "the joy is in the journey". She truly lived every minute of her life to the fullest. Within eight months she started work within the prisons carrying the message and has done so for 22 years. It has been her greatest passion sharing experience, strength and hope. In 2003, Jon and Linda retired to Pueblo. In retirement, they were able to travel the U.S., take many cruises, and travel overseas. Among Linda's passions were The Soup Kitchen and working with the homeless through their church. Linda was known by her laugh, she loved to laugh and to live and enjoy the moment. She loved animals. Through the years Linda was an avid crocheter of sweaters. She became a crafter going to many craft fairs throughout Colorado. Linda is preceded in death by her parents and step-grandson. She is survived by her husband, Jon Fredricks; three stepchildren; four step grandchildren; godson, Joshua Wieczorek; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Merlaine and Charles Fuller; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, in Pueblo, with the Reverend Kim James officiating. In lieu of flowers, friends of Bill W. may make contributions to the General Service Office, all others to the Pueblo Animal Shelter, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Freeborn, JoAnn
JoAnn Freeborn - Huerfano World - April 12, 2007 - JoAnn Freeborn of Pinon Hills in Huerfano County entered into rest April 1, 2007. JoAnn was born May 15, 1930 to Claude and Ruth Zimmerman in Goodrich, MI. She is survived by her husband, David Freeborn of Pinon Hills, daughter, Claudia Carpenter of Longmont, CO, step-children, Susan Garian and Dianne Fletcher of MI, Theresa Norton of CA, Mark and Mathew Freeborn of IL; sisters Joyce Tory, Jeanette Pierson both of MI; son-in-law Jeff Franklin of MI. She was interred at the La Veta Cemetery, April 8, 2007. Arrangements by Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home of Walsenburg.

Freed, John E. Sr.
John E. "J.E." Freed Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 1999 - John E. "J.E." Freed Sr., was born Dec. 4, 1925, in Albany, Mo., and passed away April 28, 1999, in Tacoma, Wash. John, a Veteran of World War II, served his country first in the Navy- then in 1949, he joined the Army to serve during the Korean War. After leaving the service John worked many years with the Veterans Administration Hospitals before becoming a Director of Recreation with the U.S. Air Force. With his wife, Irene, he traveled the world over touching many lives and creating lasting memories. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Irene Freed- sons, John E. Freed Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., and Jeffrey D. Freed of Santa Rosa, Calif.- daughters, Debra L. Carrica and Pamela S. Freed, both of La Junta- brothers, Leo W. Freed of Colorado Springs, and Thomas R. Freed of Rocky Ford- stepsister, Wendel Mills- and stepmother, Hazel I. Freed of Canon City- five grandchildren- two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther Freed- and father, Eldon T. Freed of Las Animas. Service will be at the Baptist Church in Las Animas on Friday, May7, 1999, at 11 a.m., followed by inurnment at the Cemetery in Las Animas.

Freed, Joseph Sr.
Joseph Freed Sr. – Durango Democrat – October 26, 1905 – Joseph Freed, Sr., Dead – Joseph Freed, Sr., died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. I. M. Shaffer, in the Animas valley yesterday in the 86th year of his life, death resulting from the causes that come to those who have lead an active life and reached an age beyond that allotted to man. Deceased leaves three sons, Wallace of Trinidad, Joseph of Trimble Springs and Henry of Animas City, and two daughters, Mrs. Holibaugh of Trimble Springs and Mrs. I. M. Shaffer, at whose home he passed away, and many grandchildren. The funeral will be from the residence today at 1 o'clock, interment at the Animas City cemetery, where others of the family rest. Deceased has been a resident of this valley for past twenty years and was widely known in this section. Eighty-six years in this life merits eternity in the life to come.

Freed, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Freed - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2002 - Thomas R. Freed, age 71, of Rocky Ford, Colo., died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at his home in Rocky Ford. He was born in Albany, Mo., on Feb. 22, 1931, to Thomas and Esther Freed. The family moved to Las Animas, Colo., in 1933. He graduated from Bent County High School in 1950 and joined the Marines in 1951, serving in Korea. In 1955, he married LaVerne Myers. Tom was appointed municipal judge for Las Animas in 1968 and also worked at the VA Hospital at Fort Lyon. In August of 1979 he was appointed judge for Rocky Ford and Swink. In 1988, he moved to Rocky Ford. He was a member of the Lion's Club, Build A Generation Board, Boys and Girls Club Board and the Arkansas Valley Hospice Board. He also umpired baseball for little leagues, high schools and colleges. This led to his induction into the Colorado High School Umpire's Association Hall of Fame in 1996. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Freed of Rocky Ford; children, Randy (Virginia) Freed of Las Animas, Lori (Wade) Pinkerton of Pueblo; grandchildren, Emily and Tyler Freed of Las Animas and Matthew Pinkerton of Pueblo. Also a brother, Leo Freed of Colorado Springs; and stepsister, Wendell Mills of Canon City. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Hazel Freed; daughter, Alicia Freed in 1991; and brother, John Freed in 1999. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at the Community UNITY Presbyterian Church in Rocky Ford with Rev. Franklin Kaemingk officiating. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice. Funeral services under the direction of Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home, Rocky Ford.

Freeland, Fred W.
Sgt. Fred W. Freeland – Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1947 - Sgt. Fred W. Freeland, in action Jan 3, 1945, Belgium. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Smalley, 604 ½ E. Fourth. Brother of Mrs. Florine Beaulieu of Minneapolis, Minn., and Julie Ann Smalley of the home. Prior to enlistment in the United States army April 3, 1941, he attended Central high school. At the time of his death he was with Company 506, 82nd Airborne division. Services Friday, 2 p.m., Davis Memorial Chapel, at Valhalla Memorial Park. Pueblo Post No. 2, American Legion will conduct military services, including flag-folding and taps.

Freeland, William H.
William H. Freeland - Walsenburg World-Independent - March 10, 1933 - William H. Freeland Dies, Thursday - One of the oldest pioneers of Huerfano County passed away last Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Margaret Morris in this city, when William H. Freeland died from the effects of infirmities contingent to old age. Mr. Freeland was one of the outstanding political figures in Huerfano County since 1888. He was born in Kent County, in England, September 10, 1850. As a young man he sailed from England to Canada, and from there he came to Huerfano County with two Canadians, the Worthington Brothers. He settled with these two men in 1879 at a spring near the present site of Alamo, and the first record which can be found in the office of the county treasurer of his owning land was in 1881. At that time he paid $4.13 taxes. He followed the farmer's life until 1888, when he entered public life. His first political position was that of deputy treasurer, and he was appointed by the then treasurer of Huerfano County, Allen McLean, to care for this office while McLean took a trip in the East. From that day on Mr. Freeland served in the county court house without missing a term, either as deputy county clerk or deputy treasurer until 1930, when his physical condition would allow him to work no longer. His first entrance into the county clerk's office was made in 1896, when he was appointed deputy by J. D. Montez. During all of his years in public life, 42 years, Freeland ran for an elective office only once. In 1914 be ran as the republican candidate for county clerk, and after the ballots were canvassed was given a certificate of election. However J. G. (Lupe) Archuleta, present county commissioner, who had been his democratic opponent, contested the election, and after serving one year, Freeland was ousted from his elective position. During his years in politics he was also appointed Referee in Adjudication of Water Rights, and a decree on the water in this district bears his name, the Freeland Decree. He also served as clerk to the board of county commissioners, and it is stated that he was better versed in county government than any other man living in Colorado at the present time. He withdrew from public office in 1930, his last position being that of deputy by Frank Tafoya, then County Clerk. Mr. Freeland was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Woodmen of the World, and the B. P. O. Elks. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church next Sunday afternoon at two-thirty. The Knights of Pythias will act as pallbearers, and the Elks will hold their burial services at the grave. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Unfug-Peet Mortuary. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery. Mr. Freeland is survived by a sister, Miss Harriett Freeland of Maidstone, Kent, England. Huerfano World - March 13, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1933: Died, William H. Freeland, born in 1850 in England and a resident of Walsenburg since 1888. He was deputy county treasurer and deputy county clerk from 1888 - 1930.

Freelove, Glenn H.
Glenn H. Freelove – Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2009 - Glenn H. Freelove, 77, born Jan. 18, 1932, in Cheyenne, Wyo., departed this life Aug. 23, 2009. Preceded in death by his parents, Glenn T. and Leota M. Freelove. Glenn is survived by his loving wife, Joanna Andenucio; daughter, Sabrina (Steve) Donkersgoed; sisters, Katherine Hedberg of Boise, Idaho and Glenna Lane of Cheyenne, Wyo.; mother-in-law, Carrie; brothers-in-law, Joseph and Anthony (Virginia); niece, Angelina; nephews, Anthony, Joseph and Matthew Andenucio. Glenn served in the U.S. Navy for four years. After being honorably discharged, taught and coached at Aurora Central High School for 30 years, retiring in 1991. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with John DeLuca and the Reverend Father Matthew Wertin officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charity of choice.

Freeman, Ernest W.
Ernest W. "Tom" Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1997 - Ernest W. "Tom" Freeman, 74, passed away Oct. 11, 1997. Survived by his brothers and sisters, Kathryn West, Jourdanton, Texas, Nadine Fern of Pueblo, Myrtle (Fred) Chase, Canon City, Ed Daniel (Sharon) Freeman, Denver, Charles Robert (Jackie) Freeman, Pueblo, Dorothy Lee (Carl) Reazin, Albuquerque, N.M., Jenny (Frank) Lawton, San Diego, Calif., Cindy Goerlitz, Seattle, Wash., and Raymah Victor (Judy) Embree of Staples, Texas. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Freeman was the first building contractor in Pueblo, and was the former owner of Freeman Construction Company, now Pueblo Construction Company. , 2 p.m. Wednesday, Comer Garden Chapel with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Freeman, Irene
Irene Freeman - Montrose Daily Press - July 30, 2004 - Montrose, CO - Irene Freeman, age 88, of Montrose, died Wednesday morning, July 28, 2004, at the Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. Irene Elizabeth Miller, the daughter of Beryl and Lloyd Miller, was born near Las Animas, Colo., on Feb. 5, 1916. She grew up in Northern New Mexico and graduated from high school in Dawson, N.M. Her last year in high school, Irene met and fell in love with Jack Freeman. They were married on May 12, 1934, in Trinidad, Colo. Their first child, a daughter Catherine, was born in Dawson, N.M., on April 5, 1935. Their second child, a son Russell, was born in Mancos, Colo., on July 7, 1938. Shortly thereafter, the couple moved to Silverton, Colo., where Jack was engaged in the salvage of old mines, mills, railroads and other properties. During World War II, while Jack was serving his country in the United States Army, Irene and their children lived with Irene's parents in Albuquerque, N.M. After Jack was discharged from the U.S. Army, they stayed in Bernalillo, N.M., for two years before returning to the Silverton, Colo., area. The Freeman family lived in Eureka, Colo., now a ghost town, while salvaging the mine and mill properties there. In late 1952, Jack and Irene moved their family to Montrose, Colo., where they established a business on West Main Street. They continued to live on West Main Street until they sold the business and retired in 1985. After their retirement, they moved to 402 South Mesa Ave. in Montrose, where Irene continued to make her home after Jack passed away in 1988. Irene is survived by two children: Catherine Irene Spengler, of Denver, Colo.; Lloyd Russell Freeman, of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her younger sister, Mildred Viola Miller, who is at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose. A memorial service will be officiated on Sunday, Aug. 1, at 3 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Montrose. Inurnment will follow in the Valley Lawns Cemetery, south of Montrose. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to: Montrose Memorial Hospital, In Memory of Irene Freeman, 800 S. Third St., Montrose, CO 81401 or Grace Baptist Church, In Memory of Irene Freeman, 1020 S. Fifth St., Montrose, CO 81401. Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory of Montrose, (970) 249-2121.

Freeman, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Freeman of 1413 Lake Ave., Nov. 5, 1987. Wife of Al Freeman. Mother of Joan D. Taullie, Pueblo; Mary Diane (Jim) Gonzales, Aurora; Linda Jean (Ted) Mathews, Littleton; John Michael Freeman, Pueblo; Susan Elaine (Brian) Cook, Colorado City; and Daniel Thomas (Erin) Freeman, Pueblo. Sister of John Baker and Vincent Thomas Baker, both of Pueblo. Survived also by her 14 grandchildren. A lifelong resident of Pueblo, Mrs. Freeman assisted her husband in the management of the State Fair Market for 25 years. She later sold real estate for both Rowland Realty and Forrest Hills West for several years. Service, 1 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View. The family respectfully requests that donations of food and flowers be omitted. Friends who wish are asked to send memorials to the American Cancer Society, Pueblo Unit, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo 81004.

Freeman, Ralph M. Sam
Ralph M. Sam Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 1997 - Ralph M. Sam Freeman, born Aug. 24, 1929, in Fithian, Ill., died June 16, 1997. He spent most of his life in Pueblo except for two years spent with the Army Engineers and 10 years working as a surveyor in California. Preceded in death by parents, Normal H. and Nora Freeman- and brother, Normal B. Freeman. Survived by sisters, Verna Marie Freeman and Rosemary Stockwell- brother Robert (Marian) Freeman, Scottsdale, Ariz.- sister-in-law, Dorothy Freeman, Pueblo- numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Cremation. , 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Bruner Park, located at Beulah and Polk. The family may be contacted at 21 Amherst, Apartment 13.

Freeman, Robert K.
Robert K. "Arky" Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1998 - Robert K. Arky" Freeman, 64, formerly of Pueblo, late of 6945 E. Virginia St., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85257, passed away July 6, 1998. Arky was a self-taught and very talented steel guitar player. Survived by wife, Marian- son, Joe- sisters, Rosemary Stockwell and Verna Marie Freeman- sister-in-law, Dorothy Freeman- and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by parents, Normal H. and Nora Freeman- brothers, Normal B. and Ralph Freeman. Services will be held in Scottsdale.

Freeman, Robert Vern
Robert Vern Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2005 - Robert Vern Freeman, age 62, died September 21, 2005 in Salida, CO. He was born Oct. 4, 1942 to Victor G. and Gertrude M. (Sutherby) Freeman in Climax, CO. He is survived by his wife Beverly Freeman of Salida; sisters Esther Choin of Oregon; Lucille (ken) Bolin of Salida; Mary (Tom) Thompson of North Platte, Neb; Tiva Garrison of Salida; brother Lewis Freeman of Divide, CO.; Sisters-in-law Yvonne Freeman of Florence, CO. Marlene Freeman of Salida; Fonda (Charles) Wheeler of Madison, Tenn; brother-in-law Gary Homan of Joelton, Tenn; mother-in-law Irene Stainbrook of Butlerville Ind. and numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Betty Ruth Smith, brothers James Freeman and LeRoy Freeman. Bob was an avid rock hound and was well known for helping people all his life. He got the Beaver Award when active in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a retired firefighter and elementary school teacher. Memorial service will be Sat., Oct. 1, 2005 at 11:00am at the Salida Church of Christ at Dodge and Teller Streets. In lieu of flowers, the family request donation to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

Freeman, Shirley Mae
Shirley Mae Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1987 - Shirley Mae Freeman died Jan. 31, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her sister, Melva (Everett) McAllister, Trenton, Mo.; one niece and four nephews. Born May 21, 1921, in Traverse City, Mich. Pueblo resident for 45 years. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Roselawn Cemetery.

Freeman, Verna Marie
Verna Marie Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2003 - Verna Marie Freeman passed away July 11, 2003, in Colorado Springs. Verna was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Fithian, Ill., to Normal and Nora Freeman. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Ralph "Sam," Robert and Normal Freeman; as well as her sister, Rose Mary Stockwell. Her survivors include her sister-in-law, Dorothy Freeman, of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A private service will be held.

Freeman, Warren J.
Warren J. Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1986 - Warren J. Freeman of 142 Cornell Circle, Aug. 5, 1986. Husband of Dorothy Freeman, and father of Lynette (Paul) Gradishar, Pueblo. Son of Lela Freeman, Pueblo, and brother of Harold Freeman, Tacoma, Wash. Survived also by his grandchildren, Luke and Jamie Gradishar. Preceded in death by a son, Scott Freeman, who passed away March 14, 1970, and his father, Warren R. Freeman, who passed away Aug. 11, 1979. A lifelong Pueblo resident and a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish, Mr. Freeman was a graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School and Pueblo Junior College. He was owner and president of Pueblo Hotel Supply since 1965 and was a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also was a member of Pueblo Elks Lodge 90, Minnequa University Club, and the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, and was a past member of Pueblo Rotary 43 and the Pueblo Exchange Club. Services, Shrine of St. Therese: Rosary recitation, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Friday. Elk's committal service, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in his name to either the Dream Weavers or Bambino Baseball in care of the funeral home office.

Freeman, William A. Jr.
William A. Freeman Jr. - Huerfano World - November 16, 2000 - William A. Freeman Jr., president, director, and chief financial officer of Watkins Associated Industries, in Atlanta, GA, lost his gallant and courageous battle with cancer at his home in Stone Mountain, GA, Nov. 5, 2000. He and the late A. Dean Spears Owned 1160 lots between Telluride and Huerfano County, including those known as Navajo Ranches. Mr. Freeman, a native of Claxton, GA, and a US Air Force veteran, served in England, Japan and Korea, receiving an honorable discharge in 1952. His alma mater awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Letters in May, 1999. He endowed the William A. Freeman Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise and the Freeman Business Scholars Program. He also endowed ten scholarships for Georgia Southern University Honors program and was inducted into the Georgia Southern College of Business Administration Hall of Fame, April 2, 1998. Mr. Freeman was instrumental in establishing the Watkins Christian Foundation Chair of Ministry Experience for the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta. A certified public accountant, Mr. Freeman was a trustee of Mercer University; president and managing partner of Wilwat Properties; board of trustees of Watkins Christian Foundation; vice chairman of the board of the Merchant Bank; founding member and director of Georgia Banking Company; advisory board of directors of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; board of directors of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation; president and director of Waco Fire and Casualty Company and Provident Security life; director of Provident Broadcasting Company and the Radio Training Network. From 1957 until 1970, he was a partner in the Davis and Freeman Accounting firm, Thomasville and Cano, Ga. He joined Watkins Associated Industries in 1970, working with "the team" with great satisfaction in the success of the company. He was an avid sportsman, enjoyed his children and grandchildren in their activities, both as a participant and a spectator. He loved playing golf with his sons and especially enjoyed working directly with them in business. He delighted in his close relationship with his family, which was the highlight of his life. Mr. Freeman was a modest man with dry wit. His greatest joy as a Christian was to help others, touching the lives of many. He was a hard worker, an excellent provider and a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather Funeral service was Nov. 7, 2000 in Atlanta.

Freeman, William Albert
William Albert "Al" Freeman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1997 - William Albert "Al" Freeman, age 78, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 1997, in Pueblo. Al fought a good "fight" in his battle against cancer. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary "Betty" Freeman and his son, John Michael Freeman. He leaves his loving family, son, Daniel (Erin) Freeman; daughters, Joan Taullie and Susan (Brian) Cook, all of Pueblo, Diane Gonzales and Linda Mathews, both of Denver; his dear brother, James Fred Freeman of Chula Vista, Calif.; special niece, Ramona (Ron) Boehm of Denver; and his caring aunt, Jerri Rumsey. Affectionately known to his 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren as "Gee Gee Pa." Al was a blessing to all his family and friends. He gave unselfishly to anyone in need and was generous to all his customers while owning and operating "The State Fair Market" for over 30 years. He owned C&G Grocery with his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Brian Cook for three years and also sold real estate. Al enjoyed spending time with his family and working on his cabin in Rye, Colo. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help." (Psalm 121:1) , Wednesday, 3 p.m., Rocky Mountain Family Church, 4021 Club Manor Drive. Friends and family will gather at 1413 Lake following the .Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Freemyer, Juanita P.
Juanita P. Freemyer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1999 - Juanita P. Freemyer, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 1999. She is survived by her loving husband, Loycel Freemyer, of 62 years- daughters, Judy Wood-Zuber and Donna (Roy) Smith- grandchildren, Mike Pruett, Donald Quillen, Howard Smith, Deanne Bravo, Nita McAulffe and Tommy Wood- numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by special nieces, Betty Van and Mary Tanner. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 45 Amherst.

Freemyer, Loycel H.
Loycel H. Freemyer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2001 - Age 87, of Pueblo, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001. Loycel loved music, traveling and bowling. He also served as Santa Claus at Sears for many years and also at the Pueblo Army Depot Christmas parties for the local orphans. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 95. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Juanita of 64 years; brother, Russell Freemyer; brother-in-law and best friend, Jud Van; and son-in-law, Roy W. Smith. Loycel is survived by his daughters, Donna R. Smith of Pueblo, and Judy Wood-Zuber, of Pueblo West; son-in-law, Alan Wood; grandchildren, Mike Pruett, Donald Quillen, Howard Smith, Deanne Bravo, Nita McAuliffe and Tommy Wood; special family, Betty (Dick) Van; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and other friends and relatives. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Receiving family and friends at the home of daughter, Judy, 767 S. Wolcott, Pueblo West. Private interment will take place at a later date.

Freerking, Diane R.
Diane R. Freerking - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2001 - Diane R. Freerking, 44, of Pueblo, died May 18, 2001, at Parkview hospital. She was born May 31, 1956, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Robert Stoddard Richards and Suzanne Nancy Parlow Richards; they reside in Tempe, Ariz. Mrs. Freerking had lived in the Pueblo area since 1995, moving from Tempe, Ariz. She was a secretary for Pueblo County High School. She loved the education field and working with children. She was also involved with Boy Scouts. On Sept. 5, 1986, she married Donald Eugene Freerking in Tempe, Ariz. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Jay Donald and Brian Clifford, both of the family home; one brother, Robert William Richards of Mesa, Ariz.; grandmothers, Ethel Louise Richards of Mesa, Ariz., and Florence Irene Parlow of Syracuse, N.Y.; several aunts and uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held Monday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Roselawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 21, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Chapel. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main St., No. 418, Pueblo District No. 3, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Freidenberger, Ada A.
Ada A. Freidenberger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2001 - Ada A. Freidenberger, 87, a resident of Villa Pueblo Towers, died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital in Pueblo. She was born in Fowler, Colo., on June 10, 1914, the daughter of Daniel and Florence Thompson Allison. She graduated from Fowler High School with the class of 1932. She was married to John Freidenberger of La Junta in 1940 and they moved to Portland, Ore., in 1941. She had been employed as an executive secretary at Standard Oil Co. for over 35 years. At one time she had worked at Otero County Department of Social Services prior to her marriage and moving to Oregon. Mr. Freidenberger died Aug. 23, 1988. She was a longtime member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including the following: Hugh D. "Buss" Allison, Portland, Ore., Ronnie (Betty) Baker, Pueblo, Colo., Betty Allison, San Raphael, Calif., Marvin Allison Jr., Los Angeles, Calif., Jennie Ferreyra, Las Vegas, Nev., Todd (Kerri) Baker, Pueblo, Colo., Dave (Terri) Kitch, Rocky Ford, Colo., Margaret Fancher, Pueblo, Colo., James Allison, Portland, and Bob (Betty Jo) McCleod, Portland. Preceded in death by brothers, Lewis, Marvin and Lawrence Allison; and one sister, Allie Baker. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2001, at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. A nephew, Ronnie Baker, will give the eulogy at the services. Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler is in charge of arrangements.

Freidenberger, Juanita M.
Juanita M. Freidenberger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2002 - Juanita M. Freidenberger, 74, of La Junta passed peacefully in her sleep on July 12, 2002. She was born to Clarence and Myrtle (Bartley) Root on Sept. 3, 1927, in Pueblo and lived in La Junta all her life. She is survived by her husband, Fred of the La Junta family home; son, Robert (Cheryl) Freidenberger of La Junta; daughters, Bonnie (Harold) Appell of Colorado Springs and Patricia Ann (Dean) Rovang of Albuquerque, N.M.; granddaughters, Suzette and Melinda Freidenberger and Sarah Rovang. Juanita is also survived by her longtime loving caregiver and special friend of the family, Rose Bustamante. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the First Church of the Nazarene in La Junta with Rory Gillespie officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association or to the Alzheimer's Association.

Freitag, Dominick
Dominick Freitag - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1921 - The body of Brother Dominick Freitag was sent yesterday by T.G. McCarthy and company to Newark, New Jersey for burial.

French, Betty
Betty French - Huerfano World - June 21, 1979 - Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Masonic Cemetery for Betty French who died Sept. 19, 1978, in Rochester, NY. The Rev. Caro Russell will officiate. Ms. French will be buried beside her parents, the late Archibald and Elizabeth French, who died here in 1981 and 1913. Born Sept. 12, 1919, in Van Houten, NM, Ms. French grew up in Walsenburg, graduating from Walsenburg High School in 1937. She attended Colorado Women's College for two years and received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1941. From 1941 to 1943, she was a caseworker with the Huerfano County Department of Social Services. She received a master's degree in nursing administration from Yale University in 1946 and was on the faculty there the following year. Since 1947. Ms. French had been assistant professor of health at the State University of New York in Geneseo, NY, and was still actively employed there at the time of her death. She annually visited in Walsenburg, the last time In August 1978. A brother, Dr. A. James French Ann Arbor, MI, survives. Boies Almont was in charge of local arrangements.

French, Hazel N.
Hazel N. French - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2006 - Hazel N. French, 82, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was called home to the Lord on March 17, 2006. She was born on March 8, 1924, in Rock Island, Ill. Preceded in death by husband, Franklin C. French Sr.; daughter, Sally French Basquez; parents, Chester and Emma Macrorie; brothers, Chet and Donald Macrorie; sisters, Clara Helms, Jean Macrorie, and Alice Hathaway. Survived by daughter, Nancy (John) Gunn; sons, Roy (Mina) French and Frank (Becky) French. Also survived by grandchildren, Jim and Nick Gunn; Kenny and Jean French, Corey, Michael, and Katie Basquez, and Eric French; brother, Richard (Dorothy) Macrorie; sister, Mary Anne Gant; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Skinner and Nancy Macrorie; brother-in-law, Gail Hathaway and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs. Donations may be made in Hazel's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

French, John W.
John W. French - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1987 - John W. French, Oct. 17, 1987. Loving husband of Carolyn French. Beloved father of Alan French, Wesley (Sharon) French and Pauline (Paul) McCaffrey, all of Pueblo; Carol (Glen) Fillmore, Boone; and Linda (Roger) Vergo, Colorado Springs. Survived also by three brothers and three sisters, including Hazel (Rufus) Mann, Del Norte, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. French was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Pounds, in 1986. Mr. French retired from the Tube Mill at CF&I Steel Corp. in 1982 and from the Southland Corp. in 1985. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service; 2 p.m., Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Pastor Kenneth A. Fineran officiating. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Mr. French's name. The family will receive friends at 119 Parkside Lane.

French, Lois Lavern
Lois Lavern French - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1998 - Lois Lavern French, age 65, affectionately known as Lavern, born from the union of Clifford Howell and Merl Byers Howell on Aug. 6, 1932, in the gold mining town of Mogollon, N.M., passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at 5:10 p.m. at Parkview Hospital. Survived by sister, Phyllis Hutcherson of Pueblo, Colo.- and brother, Raymond (Helen) Howell of Vista, Calif.- and children, D. Tom French Jr., Ronni (Wayne) Owens of Pueblo, Colo.- and John (Sue) French of Prescott, Ariz.- grandchildren, Tony (Laura) Owens, Tyler Owens, Chris McMurtree, Amanda McMurtree, Shawn Burger, Angelica Burger of Pueblo and Tony Blasky of Prescott- special nieces and nephews and their families too numerous to mention- special friend, Karen Barber. Preceded in death by parents, Clifford Howell, Merl Howell and siblings, Cliff Howell Jr., Francis Reynolds and Robert Reynolds. Prior to moving to Pueblo, in the early 1980s in Silver City, she enjoyed activities such as bowling, outdoors and family. She was active with the local Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA and the little league association with ex-husband of 20 years, Dale T. French Sr. A graduate from high school, attended Western New Mexico University. A parishioner of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was employed at the Utilities Company, Elks Lodge and the Drifter Restaurant. Upon moving to Pueblo to be closer to family, she was employed at the Open Hearth. Due to declining health from emphysema, she retired early. She enjoyed activities at the reservoir, camping at North Fork Lake, playing darts and special dinners with her sister at the steakhouse, with fond memories of her retirement party. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart by programming the television and delivering meals. s on Monday at 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation, Saturday and Sunday. Cremation upon her request with burial to be held in Silver City. Immediately following services, family will hold dinner in the reception hall at Imperial Gardens. Give me light, O God- give me understanding- enlighten thou mine eyes."

French, Vera Elizabeth
Vera Elizabeth French - Pueblo Chieftain - July 2, 2004 - Vera Elizabeth French of Greeley died Sat., June 26th. Private graveside services will be held Tuesday July 6 in Ft. Collins. Memorial gifts may be made to The Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center in Denver, First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Collins or Hospice & Palliative Care of Northern CO in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

French, Violet
Violet French - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2006 - Violet French, 80, of Pueblo, long-term resident of Rye, passed away on July 16, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne French; sons, Larry (Dawna) and Daniel (Jan); daughters, Sharon (Tom), Bonnie (Don), Cheryl, Sandra (Steven), Tami (Glenn) and Kandi; two brothers; three sisters; 23 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. All are welcome to visit with her family from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Graveside to follow at 12:30 p.m., Rye Cemetery.

French, William Morrell
William Morrell French - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2002 - William Morrell French of Grand Junction, Colo., passed away March 25, 2002, in Grand Junction. Bill was born April 11, 1916, in Colorado Springs, to Avery M. French and Elva L. Eynon. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1934 and then attended Colorado College. He married Alberta Townsley in Colorado Springs, on Feb. 19, 1939. After college, he went to work for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in 1941. He held supervisor positions for the railroad in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Leadville, and Ogden, Utah, before retiring in 1980 in Grand Junction. He was a prolific writer and an avid reader who in later years was grateful for large-*print books that allowed him to continue reading after diabetes diminished his eyesight. Bill also left a great legacy of faith. In his final days, he looked forward with great longing to the time he would be joined with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. We rejoice with him at his home going. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Avery and Elva French; his brothers, Charles Leroy French and Robert Arthur French; and his sister, Phyllis Ann Reichert. He is survived by his wife, Alberta, of Grand Junction; his children, Albert Morrell (Rell) French (Kathy) of Falcon, Sally Lou Wessely (Jim) of Pueblo, Carol Ann Paris of Colorado Springs, and Suzanne Kay Busch of San Diego, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Katherine Lucille Curtis (Don) and Carolyn Jean French (Richard French), both of Colorado Springs, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Friday, March 29, 2002, in Grand Junction. Internment will take place in April at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. An announcement regarding the internment services will follow at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Redlands Community Church.

Frencik, John Joseph Jr.
John Joseph Frencik Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2002 - John Joseph Frencik Jr., 66, born Aug. 21, 1936, passed away Sept. 6, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Sophia Frencik. Survived by his sister, Anna Jean Fields; brother-in-law, Ronald Fields; nephew, Michael Fields of Pueblo; nieces, Cheryl Miller, Cecilia Miller and Erika Floerke of Lincoln, Neb.; honorary nephew, Sam Davisson; and special friend, Marty Gersick of Pueblo. John was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, attended local schools and graduated from the University of Southern Colorado. He was employed by CF&I Steel and Oregon Steel until his retirement in 1999. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spoiling his nephews and nieces. He was a member of the Eagles, National Rifle Association and the Mesa Shooting Club. Viewing, 10 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Frentress, Addie M.
Addie M. Frentress - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2001 - Age 91, of Penrose, died March 15, 2001, in Canon City. Graveside services, 1 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2001, at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. Survived by her daughter, Donna Gruber of Penrose; brother, Vernon Cutrell of La Junta; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Fresh, Janet M.
Janet M. Fresh - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2001 - Janet M. Fresh, 68, passed away May 27, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Feb. 12, 1933, in Pittsburgh to John and Elizabeth Prager, who preceded her; along with her husband, John Fresh. Survived by a daughter, Nancy (LeRoy) Walcott of Pueblo; and a son, John W. Fresh Jr. of Atchison, Kan.; sister, Martha Zehr of Belchertown, Mass.; and her loving pets. Janet retired as a corrections officer from the Colorado Department of Corrections. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, please make memorial contributions in her name to Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie Ave.

Fresquez, April Luis
April Luis Fresquez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2003 - April Luis Fresquez, 18, of Pueblo, went home to be with Jesus, Dec. 14, 2003. Born April 5, 1985. Preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Fresquez; grandmother, Mary E. Romero. Survived by her mother, Jeannette Romero, Pueblo; father, Hewey Fresquez, Walsenburg; grandfather, Salvador J. Romero, Pueblo; special cousin, Misty Gettler Romero (big sister). Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and her dog, Chalupa. April was a senior at East High School. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday; both at Romero Chapel. Pastor, Anthony Garcia. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. Family may be contacted at 923 E. Third.

Fresquez, Darren Thomas
Darren Thomas "Diamond" Fresquez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1999 - Darren Thomas "Diamond" Fresquez, 36, passed away May 14, 1999, a result of an automobile accident. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Darren was born Jan. 1,1963. Graduated from Central High School in 1981. Served in the U.S. Army. Employed at Matrix Logistics Inc. He enjoyed sporting events of all kinds, and always had a kind word for everyone, friends or co-workers. Preceded in death by grandparents, Eduardo and Esther Jaramillo. Survived by his parents, Adeline V. Fresquez, Pueblo, Tom Fresquez, Phoenix, Ariz.- children, Matthew Yallanardo Fresquez, Nathan Fresquez, Edward Fresquez, Daniel Ramos Fresquez, Chris Ramos Fresquez, Carlos Ramos Fresquez- siblings, Esther (Ronald) Shippee, Clay, N.Y., Ernie (Bonnie) Fresquez, Phoenix, Ariz., Michelle (Fred) Medina, Las Vegas, Nev., Larry (Teresa) Herrera, Pueblo- uncles and aunt, Edward (Yoshi) Jaramillo, Tucson, Ariz., Irene (Marvin) Meeks, Bidwell, Ohio, Kenneth (Paula) Jaramillo, Vernon (Corrine) Jaramillo, all of Pueblo, Charles (Sharon) Jaramillo, Alamogordo, N.M., Joseph (Angelina) Jaramillo, Security, Christopher "Peepers" (Milagros) Jaramillo, Fountain, Richard Atencio, Pueblo- fiancι, Eva Ramos, Pueblo- best friend, who was like a brother, Rick (Lorrie) Garcia, Pueblo- numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Ron Roche celebrant. Military honors at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery, by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends at 314 Michigan Ave.

Fresquez, Joe Herman
Joe Herman Fresquez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1999 - Joe Herman Fresquez, 68, former Pueblo resident passed away March 25, 1999, in Colorado Springs. Mr. Fresquez was born March 30, 1929, in Tercio, Colo., served in U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an auto body repairman by trade. He enjoyed all types of outdoor activities. Preceded in death by his parents, Cornelio and Josephine (Vigil) Fresquez- a daughter, Clorinda- and two wives, Isabel Fresquez, Debbie Fresquez. Survived by his children, Dan(Caroline) Fresquez, Steve Fresquez, all of Pueblo, Sandra (Abe) Garcia, Fountain, Colo., Janet (Richard) Romero, Colorado Springs, Patricia Fresquez, Rocky Ford- a sister, Selena (Luis) Borrego, Colorado Springs- a brother, Max Fresquez, Tucson, Arizona - 13 grandchildren- other relatives and friends. At Mr. Fresquez's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial rosary scripture service, 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Robert Carden officiating. Family will receive friends at 1268 20th Lane.

Fretwell, Dorothy
Dorothy Fretwell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1987 - Dorothy Fretwell. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 1987, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with Pastor Sam Ramsey officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Freund, Isaac (Infant of)
Infant Freund – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – April 25, 1874 – Sad Death. – For some time past a little child of Mr. Isaac Freund has been ailing – all that medicine and medical assistance could do for the little sufferer, was done – but without avail, yesterday at nine o'clock A. M., it died, and at three o'clock P. M., was buried.  We heartily sympathize with the afflicted parents in their loss.  The funeral was well attended for the short notice afforded.

Frey, Alice S.
Alice S. Frey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2002 - Alice S. Frey, 79, born June 20, 1923, passed away July 6, 2002. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur E. Frey in 1996. Survived by her children, Alice (Joe) Godec, Mike Nelson, and Gary (Peggy) Frey; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Mackey and Ednabelle Straub. She is also predeceased by her first husband, Henry Nelson, in 1944. Alice was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gourmet cooking, dancing, entertaining, shopping and being with her family. Viewing, Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church, followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Frey, Dana C.
Dana C. "Dixie" Frey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1999 - Dana C. "Dixie" Frey, age 77, of Lamar and Holly, Colo., died Nov. 19, 1999. Memorial services, 10 a.m. today at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Inurnment committal service to follow at Riverside Cemetery. No visitation. Memorial contributions to Holly Nursing Home or charity of choice.

Frias, Antonia Ercilia
Antonia Ercilia Frias - Huerfano World - March 6, 2003 - Antonia Ercilia (Ercy) Frias passed away March 1, 2003. Mrs. Frias was born on March 17, 1922 near Walsenburg to Onofre and Antonio Vigil. She is survived by husband, William Frias; four children, Mark and David Frias, Nora Rimando and Noreen Viniegas, of Denver; brother, Anthony Vigil, and sisters, Zella Garbiso and Grace Montoya, all of Walsenburg; and sisters-in-law, Orlinda Vigil and Cora Vigil, Pueblo. Mrs. Frias had 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church; entombment, Mount Olivet Cemetery in Denver.

Frias, Sophia
Sophia Frias - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1917 - The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Frias, wife of P. Frias, will take place this afternoon at 1 o'clock in the McCarthy funeral chapel and from Mt. Carmel church at 1:30. Interment will be in Roselawn cemetery.

Fribbs, Debra Ann
Debra Ann Fribbs - Huerfano World - August 15, 2002 - Debra Ann Fribbs, born July 21, 1962, in Chicago, IL, passed away Aug. 5, 2002 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. She is survived by son, Jason Fribbs; mother, Mary Ann Fribbs; brother, Tony Fribbs; fiancι, Juan Lopez; and many beloved friends from Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois and Virginia. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at First Baptist Church, 3.11 S. Main St., La Veta with Pastor Jack Brown officiating.

Frickle, Fred
Fred Frickle - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - April 20, 1917 - Despondent over ill health and fearing that the United Sates would confiscate his property which he had been a lifetime in accumulating along with worry over financial matters, caused Fred Frickle, age 65 years, a blacksmith, to commit suicide by firing a charge from a shotgun into his head, as his shop in Pueblo.

Fridez, Ed
Ed Fridez - Yampa Leader - June 2, 1906 - The body of Ed Fridez, who was killed by a farmer near La Salle Friday night, while trying to break into his house, was taken to Pueblo for burial. The mother and sister of Fridez, and also his late employers, state that he for some time had been addicted to the use of liquor and opium, and it is their belief that he was so insane at the time of the tragedy that he was utterly irresponsible.

Friedenberger, Vivian Lorraine
Vivian Lorraine Friedenberger - The Davis Enterprise - August 6, 2002 - Vivian Lorraine Friedenberger died on Aug. 3, 2002, at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. She was 78 years old. She was born on Feb. 3, 1924, in Pueblo, Colo., moved to California in 1957 and settled in Davis in 1961. She raised her family of two children and retired from UC Davis Library in 1986. She enjoyed dancing, fishing, painting and playing bingo throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Emma Brooks; three brothers, George, Charles and Jack Brooks, all of Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Gladys Lewis, of Pacific Grove; her son, Ronald Friedenberger of Sacramento; and a close cousin, Hazel Meidell, of Pacific Grove. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Friedenberger of Folsom; niece, Vicky Lewis of Pebble Beach; sisters-in-law, Lila Jo Brooks and Ida Brooks, and several nieces and nephews, all of Pueblo, Colo.; and longtime companion, Art Eichelberger of Sacramento. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D St. (Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, August 6, 2002, (Yolo County).

Friend, Amanda
Mrs. Amanda Friend - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 1923 - Mrs. Manly Friend, aged 46 years, August 4, at a local hospital. Body at T. G. McCarthy & Son parlor. Pueblo Chieftain - September 6, 1923 - The remains of Mrs. Amanda Friend are at the funeral parlor of T. G. McCarthy & Son. McCarthy Block. Announcement of services will follow. Pueblo Chieftain - September 7, 1923 -The funeral of Mrs. Amanda L. Friend, wife of E. E. Friend will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Son, McCarthy Block, Rev. C. M. Benight will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn.

Friend, Elijah E.
Elijah E. Friend - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1944 - Elijah E. Friend, 613 Union, Apt. D. Jan 30. Husband of Lettie Friend, father of Leslie Friend, air corps, U. S. Army, John Friend, Pueblo. Member of Baptist church. Employee Pueblo Ordnance depot.

Friend, Gladys B.
Gladys B. (Bay) Friend - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 22, 2001 - Mrs. Friend, 89, died Jan. 19, 2001, in Colorado Springs. She was the owner/operator of a hotel and a homemaker. Mrs. Friend was born Nov. 8, 1911, in Hewlett, Wyo., to Elmer and Mary (Brush) Bay, who are deceased. She is survived by two grandsons, Mark Warren and Scot Warren; a granddaughter, Joy Rosburg; her daughter-in-law, Virginia Peoples; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marlin L. Warren; her second husband, Jesse Friend; a son, Vernon L. Warren; a daughter, Glennis; three brothers; and two sisters. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenhorn Valley Baptist Church, Rye. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery, Rye. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Greenhorn Valley Baptist Church, 7965 Grand Vista, Rye 81069.

Friend, Irene E.
Irene E. Friend - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2001 - Passed away Feb. 24, 2001. She was the beloved mother of Ray (Linda) Friend of Rye, Sharon Friend of Pueblo, Patti (Dana) Bennett of Pueblo; and grandmother of Kim Friend, Shannon Friend and Raeann (Jason) Hubersberger. Irene had four great-grandchildren that she adored. Irene was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Pueblo, and attended Central High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Friend; brother, Eugene Price; father, Harvey Price; and mother, Esther Morris. Irene married Leslie in June 1942. They were married 54 years. Her most treasured time was spent with her family. She loved nature and cherished her memories of the cabin in San Isabel she and Leslie built in the 1960s. She leaves to cherish her memory her bulldog, Sassy Girl; longtime family friend, Lloyd McAlpine; and many other family and friends. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Friend, Rebecca
Rebecca Friend - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1999 - Rebbeca Friend passed away July 3, 1999 . Survived by her parents, Allan and Jennifer Friend. , 10 a.m. Friday, July 9, 1999 , to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Fries, Max Gordon
Max Gordon Fries - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2006 - Max Gordon Fries, 61, passed away Nov. 25, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Max is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wadene; children, Dan (Darla), Robert, Babett (Robbe), Helena, Toney, Darla, Wadene (John); and a special granddaughter, Kimberley. Also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in May; brothers, Dick (Sue) Schade, Vestor (Hazel) Sheeley; sister, Sheila (John) Maxwell; special mother-in-law, Anna Alley; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1969. He retired after 26 years of service with the Pueblo County Assessor's Office. Max enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, dancing, going to Cripple Creek, watching the Denver Broncos and spoiling his grandkids. A special thanks to Dr. Roger Mann, Dr. Shapiro, and all of the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice House on Reading Avenue. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday; both at Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a presentation by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Friesen, Ethel
Ethel (Junk) Friesen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2002 - Ethel (Junk) Friesen passed away Aug. 10, 2002. She would have been 101 years young Sept. 1, 2002. Born to Oscar and Josephine Harpel in Pueblo, Colo. She had no children, but was loved and cared for by her niece, Barbara Welch; and nephew, Charles Harpel. Ethel lived most of her adult life in Denver, Colo. She has lived with her sister-in-law, Mamie Willcutt, for the past six years. Ethel had several caretakers whom she loved very much, especially Betty Gallegos. The family will hold a memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Ninth and Grand.

Fringer, Beverly J.
Beverly J. (Mize) Fringer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2005 - Beverly J. (Mize) Fringer, 58, born April 19, 1946, passed away Jan. 29, 2005. Survived by husband of 23 years, Jim Fringer; daughter, Steffiney (Michael) Quick; grandson, Lane Quick; mother, Helen Mize; brothers and sisters, James Mize, Richard (Lana) Mize, Glenda (Harry) Egley, Jeff (Chris) Mize, Kelliney (Mark Sannita) Mize and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Scott Rush; father, Lloyd Mize; and brother, Ronald Mize. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation or Hospice of Metro Denver in her memory.

Frino, Ann
Ann Frino - Huerfano World – August 31, 2006 - In loving memory of Ann Frino who passed away on August 22, 2006 in Tucson, AZ. Ann was born in Walsenburg April 17, 1917 to George and Ann Boskich. She graduated from St. Mary High School and Barnes Business College in Denver. Ann worked in the County Recorder's office before working for J & L Electric. Ann married Louis Feiccabrino (Frino) in 1941. They moved to Tucson in 1961. In Tucson, Ann worked as a public school secretary as well as running Frino Electric with her husband. She was always there for her husband and children. They could always count on her. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband “Lou.” Ann will be missed by her children, Dale (Donna), Neal, (Nancy) and Louann (Dennis) and her sister, Irene Zubal (John). She also leaves 4 grandchildren: Cara (Mike) Blake, Cory, Libby, and Carly as well as nieces, nephew and cousins. Funeral service will be held in Walsenburg, September 2 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church. Rosary will be at 12:30 p.m. before the funeral.

Frino, Louis
Louis (Feiccabrino) Frino - Huerfano World - March 8, 2001 - Louis (Feiccabrino) Frino, 83, of Tucson, AR, formerly of Walsenburg, passed away Feb. 19, 2001. Born in Walsenburg to the late Al and Anne Feiccabrino, he and his family moved to Tucson in 1960. He was an electrical contractor after serving in the US Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was a loving and devoted husband and father, a tremendous athlete and a lifetime member of Lions Club International. Mr. Frino was a partner of J&L Electric Co., before moving to Tucson. Survivors are his wife, Ann, Tucson; a daughter, Louanne; two sons, Dale (Donna) Tucson and Neal (Nancy), California; brother, Joe (Emma) Feiccabrino, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Cara, Blake, Cory, Libby and Carla; numerous family and friends. Preceded in death by a brother, Ben (Lillian). A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg on Saturday, Mar. 10. Graveside service at North St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Mazzone Hall following.

Frisbee, F. T. (Son of)
Son of F. T. Frisbee - San Juan Prospector - December 31, 1910 - The three-year-old son of F. T. Frisbee, a ranchman in the Sunflower valley near Trinidad, fell from the high seat of a wagon in which he was riding and was killed.

Frisbey, Emily A.
Mrs. Emily A. Frisbey – Chronicle News Trinidad - April 2, 1917 – Mrs. Emily A. Frisbey, 78 years of age, a resident of this city for the past eighteen years, mother of Rep. F. T. Frisbey, died at one o'clock this morning at the home of her son L. H. Frisbey, at 1303 Nevada Avenue. Death was caused by dropsy. The deceased is survived by two sons, F. T. and L. H. Frisbey of this city, and one daughter who resides in Missouri. Funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church South, Rev. D. E. Bundy officiating.

Frisbey, Franklin T.
Franklin T. Frisbey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1997 - Franklin T. Frisbey, 95, passed away Nov. 23, 1997. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Frisbey- children, Evelyn (Ellis) McMillan of Denver and Franklin A. (Willodene) Frisbey Jr. of Waxahachie, Texas- sister, Flora Harwood, Santa Rosa, Calif.- six grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren- numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his first wife, Oletha Frisbey- son, Lloyd Burris Frisbey- five brothers and four sisters. Born on Nov. 5, 1902, in Hoehne, Colo. Franklin retired from the Colorado Department of Labor. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Lloyd E. Hallock officiating.

Frisbie, Georgia Bea
Georgia Bea (Simpson) Frisbie - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2006 - Georgia Bea (Simpson) Frisbie, age 61, died surrounded by her family at home on April 2, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Georgia was born in Taos, N.M., the youngest of six children born to Lila and Hosea Simpson. Georgia grew up in Vineland, Colo., and graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1962. After graduation, Georgia worked at Pueblo Bank & Trust until 1969 at which time she chose to stay home and raise her two children. In 1982, Georgia and her husband, Joe Frisbie, relocated their family to Lake Ozark, Mo., where they have successfully owned and operated B&K Ornamental Iron & Welding Company for 24 years. On March 26, 2006, Joe and Bea celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Georgia was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Shirley Ann Simpson; and brothers, C.J. Simpson and Kenneth Simpson. Georgia is survived by her husband, Joe Frisbie; their son, BJ Frisbie and wife Angel, of Lake Ozark, Mo.; daughter, Kristie Frisbie, of Tulsa, Okla.; and grandchildren, Dexter, Devon, Kember and Kelsee Frisbie. She is also survived by a sister, Sue Zupancic and husband Joe, of Lee's Summit, Mo.; a brother, Billy Joe Simpson and wife Mary, of Pueblo, Colo.; and two sisters-in-law, Wanda Simpson and Pat Simpson. Memorial services will be held Friday April 7, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community of Hope 2545 S. Yale, Tulsa, OK 74114 or Option Care/Missouri River Hospice of Jefferson City, Mo., 1440 Aaron Court, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach, Mo.

Fritch, Elmer R.
Elmer R. Fritch - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1999 - Elmer R. Fritch, 82, died Nov. 10 at Southeast Colorado Health Care, Fort Lyon, Colo. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta with Rev. Franklin Kaemingk of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association direct or through the funeral home.

Fritz, Jane
Jane (Tilton) Fritz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1998 - Jane (Tilton) Fritz, 78, of Fowler, died Feb. 25, 1998, in a Pueblo hospital. Survived by husband, Art Fritz of Fowler, Colo.- daughters, Delores (Glen) Carlson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Connie (Garry) Conley of Pueblo, Colo.- one brother and three sisters. Also survived by three stepchildren, Joyce (Stan) Misles of Yuma, Ariz., Dennis Fritz of Boone, Colo., and Pama Percy of New York. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, 1998, at Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Fowler. Burial in Fowler Cemetery.

Fritz, Otto
Otto Fritz – Silverton Standard – August 11, 1917 – The remains of the late Otto Fritz, who died in Pueblo last week, were shipped to Preston, Idaho.

Fritz, William Thomas
William Thomas Fritz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2001 - William Thomas Fritz, 56, Nov. 27, 2001. To cremation.

Fritzel, Joseph James
Joseph James Fritzel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1987 - Sgt. Joseph James Fritzel, 73, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Sept. 10, 1987. He is survived by one son, Richard (Debbie) Valdez; one granddaughter, Andrea Valdez; one brother, Tony Fritzel of Frontier, Wyo.; and one sister, Frances Fritzel, also of Frontier, Wyo. Also survived by niece and nephew, Nancy and Royal Nielson of Kemmerer, Wyo. Sgt. Fritzel was preceded in death by his mother and father, Frances and John Fritzel; brothers, Mirko, John, Frank and Max Fritzel; and one sister, Nellie Fritzel. He was born on Aug. 23, 1914, in Sublet, Wyo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Sgt. Fritzel served in World War II, the South Pacific, the Korean War and in Vietnam. He earned numerous medals and awards. Sgt. Fritzel was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kemmerer, Wyo. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 1987, at Christ the King Church. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with Fr. William Gleason officiating. Interment, Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1601 Zuni following interment.

Fritzinger, Cora E.
Cora E. Fritzinger - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2002 - Age 91, longtime Wiley, Colo., resident, died March 2, 2002. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the Wiley United Methodist Church. Burial in the Wiley Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wiley United Methodist Church or the Holly Nursing Care Center-Alzheimer's Unit C.

Fritzinger, Everett M.
Everett M. Fritzinger - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1998 - Everett M. Fritzinger, age 89, of Wiley, Colo., died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at the Wiley United Methodist Church. Burial in the Wiley Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel-Lamar, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Boys Ranch, Wiley Methodist Church or charity of choice.

Frizzell, Lillian F.
Lillian F. Frizzell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1997 - Lillian F. Frizzell, 90, passed away Dec. 7, 1997. Survived by her children, Robert L. (Jean M.) Walters of Pueblo and Ruth (Dan) Weaver of Tulsa, Okla., and several grandchildren. Born Feb. 22, 1907, in Edith, Colo. At her request there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

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