The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Frodsham, Ed
Ed Frodsham – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 27, 1879 – The Vigilantes at Work – [Special to the Chieftain.] – Leadville, November 20. – At one o'clock this morning, forty-five masked and determined men proceeded quietly to the house of Sheriff Watson, and when he answered the summons, covered him with six shooters and forced him to accompany them to the county jail, in which there were three assistants who were provided for in the same manner as the sheriff, thus effecting an entrance without creating any disturbance or noise. The sheriff was told to open the cage in which was confined Chas. Stuart, who was wounded by Bockhouse last Saturday when attempting to rob him, the particulars of which have been already published. He was taken out and hanged to the rafters of an adjoining shed being erected for the jailors. Stuart had openly threatened Bockhouse's life as soon as released. Stuart was but twenty years old, and begged piteously that his life be spared, and when told that his doom had been sealed, asked to be allowed a few minutes to write to his mother at Connellsville, Pennsylvania, which was cruelly denied him, and was only granted time to say a short prayer and then launched into eternity. The next cell to be opened was that of Ed. Frodsham, a man whom the world should rejoice at his departure. He came here from Utah about a year ago, and for a short time figured conspicuously in the lot jumping business. His captors were inexorable and merciless, and launched their victim into eternity suspended to the beams of a new building in front of the jail, now being erected. Frodsham struggled furiously and his face bore marks of agony as he hung suspended to a rafter. When his request was denied to write a letter to his wife, he made a desperate effort to escape the fate which befell him. To the body of Frodsham was pinned a placard reading as follows: “Notice to all lot thieves, bunko steerers, foot pads, thieves and chronic bondsman for the same and sympathizers of the above class of criminals. This is our commencement, and this shall be your fate. We mean business. Let this be your last warning, particularly Cooney, Adams, Collins, Hogan, Ed. Burns, Ed Champ, P. A. Kelley and a great many others who are well known to this organization. We are seven hundred strong.”

Froisland, Richard O.
Richard O. Froisland – The Messenger – July 28, 2006 - Fort Dodge, IA - Richard O. Froisland, 78, of Moorland died Sunday, September 18, 2005 at the Trinity Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at the Fulton Lutheran Church, Roelyn. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim Davis. Interment will follow in the Fulton Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at Bruce-Graham Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Richard was born September 22, 1926 in Walsenburg, CO to Ole and Isabelle (Petersen) Froisland. In 1932 Richard moved to Moorland, IA and lived with his foster parents, Chris and Marie Gjerland. He attended country school and in 1945 graduated from Moorland High School. In June of 1945, Richard was called to serve his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged at the rank of T5 on December 15, 1946. In the fall of 1947 Richard enrolled at Waldorf College. While attending school he experienced and learned good Christian principles for life from teachers and students. Richard was also blessed with the opportunity to meet his future wife Marjorie Tweedt. They were united in marriage on October 22, 1949 in Estherville, IA. Richard worked in a welding shop and learned steel fabrication in Estherville and later worked at New Idea until it closed. He was a member of Steelworkers Union and did structural construction welding. Following the closing of New Idea Richard went to work for Buske Ind., Gowrie for 17 years. He also farmed, which was his hobby, for 35 years. Richard participated in a cancer research program in Iowa City to detect where the cancer is located, which proved to be successful and has greatly improved over the years. He also took part in a research program through the Mayo Clinic that studied the prostate cancer. Those thankful for having shared in Richard's life include his wife; Marjorie, two sons; James (Mary) Froisland of St. Charles, IL, Jeffrey Froisland of Scottsdale, AZ, one daughter; Marcia (Don) Nelson of San Antonio, TX, one sister Betty Long, six grandchildren; Erin Pennington, Jennifer Froisland, Andrew Nelson, Stephanie Richardson, Chris Froisland, and Signe Froisland. Mr. Froisland was preceded in death by his parents, foster parents, baby daughter; Michelle Ann, two sisters; Melva and Marcella, father in law and mother in law, John and Gena Tweedt, and step mother in law, Gladys Tweedt.

Fronk, Mildred I.
Mildred I. Fronk - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1986 - Mildred I. Fronk, late of 2904 E. Fourth, died April 12, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by her children, Vincent Fronk, Pueblo; Karen Grace, Pueblo; and Victor Fronk, Mesa, Ariz. Also survived by four grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, father, Lee Drysdale, Delta, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews and friend Eloise Miller, Pueblo. Member of Baptist Church. Born Sept. 22, 1916, in Delta. Pueblo resident since 1985. Memorial service, 10 a.m. April 15, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with Dr. David Horton officiating. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. The family will meet with friends after the service.

Frost, Cecil F.
Cecil F. Frost – Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1990 – Cecil F. Frost, a lifelong Pueblo resident, passed away Saturday, February 3, 1990. He was 73. Mr. Frost was employed as a train clerk with the D&RGW Railroad until his retirement in 1985. Cecil was a member of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church, South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF & AM, Royal Arch Masons No. 12, Denver, and the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks No. 603, Pueblo. Mr. Frost was a WWII Air Force veteran. Cecil was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude in November 1989. He is survived by one daughter, Joan (Nelson) Goering of Kansas; one son, Allen Frost of Pueblo; one brother, John A. Frost; three sisters, Sally Flick, Zana Roberson, both of Pueblo; and Opal Kitchen of California. Visitation for Mr. Frost will be from 4 pm to 8 pm today, Sunday February 4, 1990, at the Davis Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Monday, February 5, 1990, in the Lake Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery with graveside rites by South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF & AM. Friends will be received at 1901 Constitution, No. 44, following the service.

Frost, Ella M.
Ella M. Frost - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1999 - Ella M. Frost, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Feb. 25, 1999. She was born Jan. 27, 1917, in Plaqueman, La. Preceded in death by her husband, John A. Frost Sr.- her parents, Alvin and Rose Mary Thompson- by her children, Timothy and David Frost- and by her grandson, Michael Frost- and by her special friend, Carmella Mattivi. Ella was a homemaker, volunteer and a devoted wife and mother. She served as a Boy Scouts leader, and was the first female recipient of the Silver Fawn Medal and award. She served the Filmont Scout Ranch for 14 years. She served as a State Commander and Adjutant with the Navy Mothers No. 953 and was very active in the National Navy Mothers Conventions, as well as volunteering at Fort Lyon Veterans Medical Center and the Pioneer Cemetery Association. She was a 1935 Centennial High Graduate and often attended their reunions. Member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Survived by her children, John (Marilyn) Frost Jr., Tom Frost, Cecil A. Frost, Mary Jean (Edwin) Garcia, Robert (Vicki) Frost, Rebecca (John R.) Starcer, Ron (Robin) Frost- 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren- brothers and sisters, Albert (Dorothy) Thompson, Ralph (Twila) Thompson, Carol Schultz, Mary Moran- and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Carmel Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to Meals on Wheels, 230 S. Union Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Frost, Eric
Eric Frost - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2005 - Eric Frost, 21, passed away March 7, 2005. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dale Brown, Ruth and Elmer Holt; his uncles, Ross Brown and Bud Reno; and his great-grandparents, Shelly and Henry Holderman. He is survived by his mother, Joy Frost; grandparents, Marjorie and Bill Hughes; stepfather, Truett (Rose Geremia) Holt; special friend, Jennifer Hoeppner; and lifelong friend, Brandon Zullo, all of Pueblo. He also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Eric graduated from Rye High School in 2001, where he was involved in the jazz band. Eric was working at Comcast Digital where he did computer repair and was studying toward a degree in computer systems at CSU-Pueblo. He loved people and lived a very giving life. His generosity has already helped four people locally through the donation of his organs. Eric also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. A celebration of Eric's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Temple Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Verde Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in Eric's name to either Mesa Christian Fellowship or Temple Baptist Church.

Frost, Harold M.
Harold M. Frost - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2004 - Harold M. Frost, M.D., 83, passed away June 19, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Per his request, cremation has taken place, with a private family memorial service. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory in care of the funeral home office.

Frost, Jon Wallace
Jon Wallace Frost - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2002 - Jon Wallace Frost longtime El Paso County rancher, born Sept. 23, 1920, died peacefully on May 31, 2002, at his home. He could not stand to see another drought. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Blair Bakewell; his wife, Mary Hanna Hayward; and his stepson, Kirk. Remaining family includes: Harah Frost, Wallis (Silvio) Frost Mineo, Ferris Frost, Jay (Anita) Frost, Terry Hanna Triana, Karen (Wray) Hanna Witten, Ginger (Werner) Hanna Lengacher, Steve (Anna) Hanna, Ann Hanna, (Kirk's widow), and 19 grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the El Paso Club, 30 E. Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo. Cremation, Dove-Witt Family Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Central Colorado Education Endowment Trust, 14790 Old Pueblo Road, Fountain, CO 80817.

Frost, Mary Hanna
Mary (Hayward) Hanna Frost - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 1999 - Mary (Hayward) Hanna Frost, 79, died Oct. 23, 1999, at her home in the Colorado Springs area. She was a rancher and homemaker. She served in the Women's Air Corps in China during World War II. Mrs. Frost was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Great Falls, Mont. She was married Nov. 30, 1946, to Walter Clark Hanna Jr. who is deceased. She was then married Nov. 14, 1959, to Jon Wallace Frost II. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Steven Hanna and Jay Frost; six daughters, Terry Triana, Karen Witten, Ginger Lengacher, Harah Frost, Wallis Mineo and Ferris Frost; a brother, Carl Hayward; two sisters, Suzanne Kimpton and Lura Hungerford; and 18 grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Colorado College Shove Memorial Chapel, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Private inurnment is planned. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. Highway 85/87, Fountain, 390-4906, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs, 2320 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

Frost, Thomas J. Sr.
Thomas J. Frost, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 2002 - Thomas J. Frost, Sr., 64, passed away Oct. 4, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Frost, Sr.; and by his brother, Robert C. Frost. Survived by his children, Pamela Spellman, Colorado Springs, Thomas J. Frost, Jr., Jean Marie (Dana) Espina, Hawaii, and Diana Lynn Russell, Las Vegas, Nev.; his brothers, John A. (Marilyn) Frost, and Cecil A. Frost, both of Pueblo. He is also survived by six grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1963 aboard the USS Iwo Jima. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Christ the King Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Frush, John W.
John W. Frush - Castle Rock Journal - December 19, 1902 - At Pueblo on the 7th inst., John W. Frush, after a desperate quarrel in which he tried to kill his wife and grown son, placed a revolver to his left ear and fired a bullet into his own brain, ending his life almost instantly. He had been drinking, and it is thought he was temporarily insane.

Fruth, Margaret C.
Margaret C. "Lottie" Fruth - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 1987 - Margaret C. "Lottie" Fruth passed away Jan. 23, 1987, in Denver. Mrs. Fruth was a teacher in Huerfano County, worked in the coal mines and worked at the Morrison Home for Girls in Golden until her retirement. She is survived by a nephew, Hayden Bodycomb of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Fry, Bill
Bill Fry - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - April 4, 2003 - Bill Fry, age 95, passed away March 27, 2003 in Trinidad, Colo. Bill was born July 4, 1907 in Stevens County Kansas to Nora May and Ether Fry. He was the oldest of nine children. Bill's family moved to the Kim, Colo. area and homesteaded there in 1917. It was there he met and married Edna Jackson. They were married in 1932 in Raton, New Mexico. Together they had three children: Nadine who died in infancy, Leland "Ray" and Jeanette. Bill worked as a ranch hand and an alternate mail carrier (sometimes by horseback) before moving to Branson, Colo. in 1938. Bill and Edna were very active in the community where they raised cattle, operated a grocery store, an oil and gas delivery, ran a hotel and restaurant, had a school bus route and where Bill continued his passion of carrying mail to the Villegreen-Tobe area. Because of Edna's failing health, they retired and moved to Trinidad in 1988. Edna died in 1991. Bill continued to be well and active until a few weeks ago. He especially enjoyed going to church every Sunday where he made many dear friends. He would have been 96 years old on July 4th. Bill is survived by his son, Ray Fry of Crestview, Florida, daughter, Jeanette (Jim) Silva of Trinidad, Colo., grandchildren, Dale (Kay) Silva, Dean Silva, Jana Fry (Wes) Hutchins and Ken (Paula) Fry. He also leaves four great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Siblings surviving are George Fry, Cortez, Colo., Mildred Judd, Pueblo, Colo., Pearl Rose, Hastings, Neb. and Aletha Jones, Elk City, Okla. Bill was a special friend and person and he will be missed by many. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 30 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Following visitation will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 31 at 10 a.m. at the Branson Community Church with interment at the Mt. View Cemetery in Branson, Colo. Pallbearers will be Dean Silva, Dale Silva, Ken Fry, Frank Silva, Bud Jones and Larry Suazo. Honorary pallbearers are all his friends. Memorial offerings may be made to the Mt. View Cemetery, Branson, Colo. in Bill's memory. Arrangements for Bill Fry are under the direction of the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Fry, Charles
Trooper Charles Fry - Colorado State Patrol, District 2 - Date Unknown - Trooper Charles Fry: Struck and killed by an impaired driver while he was issuing a traffic citation in northern El Paso County on Sept. 26, 1987. Trooper Fry was killed after being struck by a drunk driver on I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. The driver fled the scene but was arrested at a roadblock on I-25 near C-470. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison but was released after serving only 12 years. Within nine months of the suspect's release he was charged with DUI on two different occasions. Trooper Fry was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. Trooper Fry was on routine patrol of Interstate 25 when he contacted a Northbound vehicle South of the Douglas County line. He was issuing a traffic citation when a drunken driver struck Fry as he stood by the vehicle. The drunken driver, Brent Richstrew, failed to stop and was later apprehended by another trooper. Richstrew was convicted of vehicular homicide and is now residing in the Colorado State Penitentiary. Fry entered the Patrol May 3, 1976.

Fry, William L.
William L. Fry - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2003 - Bill Fry, age 95, passed away March 27, 2003, in Trinidad, Colo. Bill was born July 4, 1907, in Stevens County, Kan., to Nora May and Ether Fry. He was the oldest of nine children. Bill's family moved to the Kim, Colo., area and homesteaded there in 1917. It was there, he met and married Edna Jackson. They were married in 1932 in Raton, N.M. Together, they had three children, Nadine, who died in infancy, Leland "Ray" and Jeanette. Bill worked as a ranch hand and an alternate mail carrier (sometimes by horseback) before moving to Branson, Colo., in 1938. Bill and Edna were very active in the community where they raised cattle, operated a grocery store, an oil and gas delivery, ran a hotel and restaurant, had a school bus route and where Bill continued his passion of carrying mail to the Villegreen-Tobe area. Because of Edna's failing health, they retired and moved to Trinidad in 1988. Edna died in 1991. Bill continued to be well and active until a few weeks ago. He especially enjoyed going to church every Sunday, where he made many dear friends. He would have been 96 years old on July 4. Bill is survived by his son, Ray Fry of Crestview, Fla.; daughter, Jeanette (Jim) Silva of Trinidad, Colo.; grandchildren, Dale (Kay) Silva, Dean Silva, Jana Fry (Wes) Hutchins and Ken (Paula) Fry. He also leaves four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Siblings surviving are George Fry, Cortez, Colo., Mildred Judd, Pueblo, Colo., Pearl Rose, Hastings, Neb., and Aletha Jones, Elk City, Okla. Bill was a special friend and person, and he will be missed by many. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Following visitation, there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 31, at the Branson Community Church with interment at the Mountain View Cemetery in Branson, Colo. Pallbearers will be Dean Silva, Dale Silva, Ken Fry, Frank Silva, Bud Jones and Larry Suazo. Honorary pallbearers are all of his friends. Memorial offerings may be made to the Mountain View Cemetery, Branson, Colo., in Bill's memory.

Frye, Clifford M.
Clifford M. Frye - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1999 - Clifford M. Frye, born Nov. 5, 1915, in Sterling, Kan., passed away Jan. 8, 1999, after an extended illness. Survived by his wife, Eleanor- two sons, John, California, and Tom, Pueblo- four granddaughters, Christine, Connecticut, Diane, Pueblo, and Jessica and Kaitlynn, Pueblo- his brother, Alva Lee (Marge) Frye, Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Cliff was a World War II Veteran, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion Post No. 2. After the war, he was a longtime farmer in the San Luis Valley before returning to Pueblo where he eventually retired from Wilcoxson Motors. Cliff enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and dancing. and luncheon will be held for family and close friends at the Union Depot at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations in Cliff's name be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Southern Colorado Animal Rescue in care of Shelly Tipple.

Frye, Eleanor Frieda
Eleanor Frieda Frye - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Eleanor Frieda Frye, 80, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away at home March 25, 1999, after an extended illness. She was born in Gove County, Kan., June 11, 1918 and raised in the San Luis Valley. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clifford M. Frye. Survived by two brothers, V. W. Ellithorpe of Monte Vista, Robert (Vivian) Ellithorpe of New Mexico- sister, Barbara Bowdish, Arizona- two sons, John Frye, California, Tom Frye, Pueblo-four granddaughters, Christine, Connecticut, Diane, Jessica and Kaitlynn of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor and Clifford were involved in the family business until she and Clifford moved to Pueblo in 1961 where she was a bookkeeper. She was active in the Assistance League of Pueblo, Cancer Society and was an avid duplicate bridge player. , Monday, March 29, 1999, at 1 p.m., Union Depot. Family inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Assistance League of Pueblo in her memory.

Frye, Israel
Israel Frye - Huerfano World - December 11, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: Died, Israel Frye, 81, at the home of his son-in-law George Klein. After arriving in Denver via ox team in 1859, he prospected in Old Colorado City, the San Juans, Rosita, Leadville, Poncha Springs and Gunnison before coming to Old Rouse in 1888. [Editor's Note: Israel Frye died in December 1915. Obituary listed World Independent, December 11, 1915, Page 1.]

Frye, Leroy D.
Leroy D. Frye - Pueblo Chieftain - September 04, 2004 - Leroy D. Frye, 97, went to be with his Lord on Aug. 30, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born on July 23, 1907, in Grainfield, Kan., to Harry and Maude Frye, who preceded him along with a son-in-law, Mitchell Yoakum; sister, Grace Crawford; and brothers, Don and Woody Frye. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joy Eileen Frye; daughters, Judy Yoakum and Pamela (David) Buchinger; grandson, Todd (Shawna) Yoakum; great-grandchildren, Ravyn, Megan and Colin. Per his request, cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Frye, Pauline G.
Pauline G. Frye - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 26, 1987 - Pauline G. Frye, 64, of Colorado Springs died Monday in a local hospital. She was a cashier at the Broadmoor Hotel for more than eight years. Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Sunset Chapel Mortuary, 3825 Airport Road, with the Rev. Darrel A. Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the mortuary. Mrs. Frye was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Oklahoma and lived in Colorado Springs most of her life. She was married May 20, 1975, in Pueblo to Richard G. Frye, who survives. Mrs. Frye also is survived by her mother, Ethel (Holt) Tucker of Colorado Springs; two sons, Bill Yandle of Littleton and Jay Yandle of Salida; two sisters, Phyllis Bivens of Colorado Springs and Lajune Hrncir of Palmer Lake; and three grandchildren. Her father, Wesley Tucker, preceded her in death. Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs, 80904.

Fryman, Donna I.
Donna I. Fryman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 2003 - Donna I. Fryman, entered eternal life on Nov. 26, 2003. Donna was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Rector, Ark., to Thelma Opal King and George Wilson Prior. Donna worked at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot from 1950 to 1976. In 1976, she transferred to Fort Carson Army Hospital, retiring in 1978. Preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Walter Dwight Prior. She leaves good friends, Veldron, Charlie and Janice Milligan; and numerous other friends. Visitation, 2:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2003. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, both at Roselawn Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Fuentes, Gilbert Lazaro
Gilbert Lazaro Fuentes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2002 - Gilbert Lazaro Fuentes, 37, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 29, 2002. Preceded in death by father, Gilbert Fuentes Sr. Survived by parents, Joani and Julian Gomez. Gilbert was a special person who touched many peoples lives. He will be sadly missed by all. Viewing, Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m., at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gilbert's memory at Romero Funeral Home.

Fuentes, Nieves
Nieves Fuentes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 1, 1987 - Nieves Fuentes, affectionately, known as "Snowball," departed this life March 29, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Born Aug. 5, 1932, in Rocky Ford, he is survived by his wife, Vedia Fuentes; children, Frank (Juanita) Fuentes, Andrew (Caroline) Fuentes, Kenny (Diane) Fuentes, Rudy (Josette) Fuentes, Gina (Anthony) Florez, Diane (Pedro) Rios, Debbie and Terri Ann Fuentes, all of Pueblo; mother, Renalda Fuentes, Pueblo; three brothers, Robert (Lucy) Fuentes, Manuel (Cerena) Fuentes, Pete (Margie) Fuentes; four sisters, Carmen Cabello, Sally (Fred) Franklin, Mary De La Rosa, Ramona (Robert) Archuleta, all of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Rosary Church, the Rev. David Ricken, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 2303 W. 13th.

Fuentes, Paul
Paul Fuentes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2006 - Paul Fuentes, 31, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2006. He is survived by his parents, Pete Fuentes and Margie Ramirez; siblings, Pete (Theresa) Fuentes Jr., Brenda Fuentes, Dale Fuentes and Crystal Fuentes; five nephews and nieces, and numerous aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. today, Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Fuentes, Roberto
Roberto “Bomber” Fuentes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2004 - Roberto “Bomber” Fuentes went to be with the Lord Jan. 16, 2004. Preceded in death by his dad, Andrew; mother, Reynalda; brother, Nieves; sister, Sally Franklin; nephew, Frank Fuentes; niece, Barbara Guerra. He is survived by wife, Lucy Fuentes; sisters, Ramona (Bobby) Archuleta, Maria Santanill, Carmen Cabello; sister-in-law, Vedia (Nieves) Fuentes; brothers, Manuel (Cerena) Fuentes, Pete (Margie) Fuentes; numerous nieces and nephews; special grandchildren, Robert and Leona Jaques; special nephew, little Rudy Fuentes; stepchildren, Dora Ramirez, Frank Ramirez, Monica (Frank) Jaques; special friends, Phillipe (Margie) Chavez, Richard (Vera) Johnson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; godchildren, Rudy Fuentes, Debbie Herrera. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Wednesday and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Mount Carmel Church.

Fugate, Jane Braucher
Jane Braucher Fugate - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2003 - Jane Braucher Fugate, a Pueblo resident since 1985, lost her long and courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 20, 2003. She was born in Wichita, Kan., Oct. 1, 1938, to the union of Justus and Josephine "Jack" Fugate, and was preceded in death by her father. Surviving to cherish her memory are her beloved mother and best friend, Josephine "Jack" Fugate; her loving husband, Gilbert A. Sanchez; sons, Joseph (Danielle) Sieverling of Arlington, Va., and David (Jenny) Sieverling of Denver, Colo.; brothers, Brauch (Judy) Fugate of Lexington, Ky., and Justus Fugate of Wichita, Kan.; stepchildren, Valerie (Patrick Amaku) Sanchez of Plano, Texas, Mark Sanchez (Steve Perkins) of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Ronald (Janis Bottai) Sanchez, Alan Sanchez and Ericka Sanchez, all of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Taylor Jane Sieverling, Raymond Sanchez, Gabrielle and Dylan Sanchez, Margaret and Patricia Amaku, and Tiare Barrett; nieces, Christine (Jeff Jacobs) Fugate of Los Angeles, Calif., Mary Ann Fugate of Lexington, Ky.; nephew, Kenneth (Nancy) Fugate of Wichita, Kan.; grandnephews, Alexander and Benjamin Fugate; and grandnieces, Caterina Alida and Sara Jeanne Jacobs. Jane was enrolled at Colorado College in Colorado Springs at the age of 16, transferring later to the University of Kansas, where she earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics. She then went on to the University of Missouri in Kansas City to receive her master's degree in public administration. At the young age of 56, she received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Beth El College of nursing and was valedictorian of her class. Jane had several interesting and gratifying career experiences. In Kansas City, she worked for the U.S. Corp of Engineers, and was a fund-raiser for a non-profit adolescent agency. In Pueblo, she provided public relations services for Pueblo Peak Health, served as director of the Pueblo Agency on Aging, worked as a nurse at La Junta General Hospital, and also as a nurse at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Before becoming ill, she held a nursing position at the San Carlos Correction Facility. Jane pursued a variety of interests during her life. Her interest in penal reform issues led the governor of Kansas to appoint her to a blue ribbon committee which recommended reforms to the Kansas Penal System. She was subsequently elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. As a result of her interest in mental health, she served as president of the Kansas City Mental Health Association and as chairperson of the Wyandotte County (Kansas) Mental Health Center Board of Directors. Her interest and active participation in mental health issues led to her election to the board of directors of the National Council of Community Health Centers. Her interest in women's issues directed her to serve in leadership positions with the League of Women Voters in Kansas City and to become co-founder of Women's Spirit in Pueblo. She also founded the Watering Hole, a women's discussion group in Pueblo, modeled after a similar group to which she belonged in Kansas City. In 2003, Jane was honored in the Wichita State University Plaza of Heroines for her kindness, courage and commitment to women's issues. To complement her many achievements, Jane also was very adventurous and undertook challenges that others just dreamed about. She rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, went kayaking in the Pacific Ocean near the Washington coast, and began roller-blading and bicycling at the age of 47. She also enjoyed dancing and all of the performing arts. At the time of her death, she served as vice president of the Pueblo Symphony Board of Directors. Additionally, Jane enjoyed foreign travel, and visited many western and eastern European countries and Canada. She was an avid reader and a serious student of the American Civil War and English history. Of all her qualities, Jane will be best remembered for her kindness, optimism, courage, and the love she shared with all who knew her. Her talent, commitment and wisdom have been an inspiration to those who were fortunate to have known her. She valued life, treasured her many friendships and her greatest passion was her love for her family; but her greatest pride and joy were her grandchildren whom she adored. She is already missed by all who loved her. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Central Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 1902 Hudson. Internment will be at Old Mission Cemetery in Wichita, Kan., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to The Pueblo Symphony Association, through the funeral home.

Fugier, Betty J.
Betty J. Fugier - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2005 - Betty J. Fugier, 78, passed away Aug. 6, 2005. At her request, there will be no service. It was her wish to be donated to the Anatomical Board of Colorado.

Fugier, Kenneth H.
Kenneth H. Fugier - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2004 - Kenneth H. Fugier, 91, passed away March 22, 2004. Born to Edward and Nora Fugier, April 27, 1912, in Ravanne, Kan. He was their third son, followed by two sisters. All precede him in death except his younger sister, Frances McClure, of Santa Clara, Calif. Ken was raised in South Dakota where his father homesteaded. He moved to Shelbina, Mo., and then to Avard, Okla. After finishing high school there, he attended Alva University at Alva, Okla. In 1936, he moved to Denver, Colo., where he went to work for Union Pacific Railroad. He worked for Union Pacific for 38 years, retiring as a supervisor of Motor Power in Kansas. Survived by his wife, Betty; three children, two stepchildren, nine grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was very proud of all his children and grandchildren, which he called his "legacy." Kenneth loved life and lived it fully, enjoying each moment. He was so pleased that he could be cared for at home by hospice, as he was very devoted to his wife. At his request, his body has been donated to science, with no services. Those who desire may make a memorial contribution to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Fujita, Yose
Yose Fujita - Huerfano World - April 18, 1991 - La Veta resident Yose 'Yo' Fujita, 76, died at his home on Apr. 11, 1991. Born July 13, 1914 in Hamilton City, CA, he had been a resident of La Veta for six years. Previously, he and his wife Ruby farmed in Vineland from 1945 until 1967 and owned and operated Fujita Restaurant from 1967 until 1985. He was a member of United Methodist Church and on the board of directors of La Veta Fishing Club. Survivors include his wife Ruby, La Veta; a daughter, Paula Fujita, Pueblo; two sons, Gregory Fujita, Oahu, Hi and Douglas Fujita, Seattle, WA; four sisters, Sumi Raffen, Hede Kanzaki, Miya Sano, all of Boulder and Ruth Uyeda, Pueblo; one brother, Harry Fujita, Seattle, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday at T.G. McCarthy Chapel in Pueblo. Burial was in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Fulfs, Benna
Benna Fulfs - Huerfano Journal - January 3, 2008 - La Veta - Longtime La Veta resident and town trustee Benna Fulfs died in her sleep early on Jan. 1. She was born in Chama, NM on June 26, 1923, and graduated from high school in La Veta. Fulfs lived in La Veta off and on her whole life, and moved back for good ten years ago. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the La Veta Public Library.

Full, Catherine M
Catherine M. Full – Cañon City Daily Record – November 4, 2004 - Catherine M. Scavarda, 80, died Oct. 31, 2004, in Cañon City. She was born May 1, 1924, in Walsenburg, to Frank and Catherine (Cebulj) Yekovich. On June 22, 1946, she married Michael Paul Scavarda at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cañon City.

Fullenwider, Clarence Howard
Clarence Howard Fullenwider - Pueblo Chieftain - April 12, 1906 - Clarence Howard Fullenwider, Wednesday, April 11, 1906, at his home, 1002 west Eleventh Street, Clarence Howard Fullenwider died aged 13. The funeral will be held this morning at 11 o'clock from the late home. The services will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Stephenson. Interment will be at Mountain View.

Fuller, Bert
Bert Fuller - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 19, 1917 - Blast Blows Man to Bits - Pueblo - A terrific explosion of dynamite planted in an embankment at the White and Davis ranch near here blew Bert Fuller, 88, a homesteader, to bits. Fuller was at work blasting for a reservoir. Two sticks of dynamite hung fire and he went back to investigate when the explosion came. The man was decapitated, his head being hurled a hundred feet away. Pieces of his body were picked up in a basket. Wray Rattler - January 25, 1917 - Farmer Killed by Delayed Explosion. A delayed explosion of a charge of dynamite, which had been planted for “shooting” an embankment, blew off the head of Bert Fuller, 38 years old. The accident occurred on the White and Davis ranch, several miles west of Pueblo.

Fuller, Carol
Carol Fuller - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1997 - Carol Fuller, 94, of Florence, passed away Dec. 15, 1997, at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City. She was a Florence resident for 52 years. Preceded in death by husband, John Setser, in 1933, and Elmer Fuller, in 1971- daughter, Evelyn Warren, in 1988. Survived by children, Glenn Setser, Denver, Gladys (Nolen) Zimmerman, Phoenix, Ariz., and Pueblo, Calvin (Zelma) Setser, Bob (Ann) Setser, both of Pueblo, Sandy Fuller, Penrose, Karen Fuller, Mesa, Ariz.- stepson, Del Fuller, Coal Creek- stepdaughter, Gladys Cortesi, San Lorenzo, Calif.- son-in-law, Ralph Warren Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.- 20 grandchildren- 27 great-grandchildren- 17 great-great-grandchildren. Member of Canon City Christian Church over 28 years. Viewing from 2-4 p.m., Dec. 18, 1997, Charles Anthony Funeral Home, 225 E. Main, Florence. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, Canon City Christian Church, 320 N. Fifth, Canon City, Pastor James D. McKean officiating. Interment, Mountain Vale Cemetery, Canon City. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Canon City Christian Church or Charles Anthony Funeral Home in Mrs. Fuller's name for a living memorial at the church.

Fuller, Cecil Harold Jr.
Cecil Harold Fuller Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1944 - Cecil Harold Fuller Jr. Services Rouch chapel Monday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. R. A. McClure officiating. To Mountain View.

Fuller, E. E.
E. E. Fuller – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 30, 1879 – State Notes – E. E. Fuller, of Greeley, died at the Red Lion hotel, in Denver, on Sunday. Denver whisky fixed him.

Fuller, Ladonna D.
Ladonna D. Fuller - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2006 - Ladonna D. Fuller, 67, passed away June 22, 2006. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Fuller, Retha R.
Retha R. Fuller - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 1987 - Retha R. Fuller, 72, passed away Aug. 31, 1987, at Prowers Medical Center, Lamar. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 1987, at Radiant Life Assembly of God Church, the Rev. Kenny Davis officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Radiant Life Assembly of God Church.

Fuller, Virginia
Virginia Fuller - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2000 - Virginia Fuller, 87, longtime McClave/Lamar area resident, passed away April 14, 2000. Services, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Fulton, Donald
Donald Fulton - Huerfano World - July 9, 1992 - Donald Fulton, 47, of Syracuse, KS, and Cuchara died in Huerfano County Medical Center July 4, 1992, after suffering a heart attack at his mountain home. Mr. Fulton, a frequent visitor to the Cuchara Valley was the owner of a water well drilling company in Syracuse. Funeral service was in Syracuse this week.

Fulton, Henry J.
Henry J. Fulton – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – August 26, 1918 – Henry J. Fulton – Members of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers from numerous towns and cities and scores of old Leadville friends paid their last tributes yesterday afternoon to the late Henry J. Fulton, general chairman of the O. R. T. on the D. and R. G. railroad and telegrapher for that system for twenty-four years, who died at Chicago last Tuesday while on his way to Washington to attend a conference of chairmen of his order. These tributes were evidenced at funeral services held at 2 o'clock at the First M. E. church. Many friends who were unable to be present at the church also called at the family home before this hour and extended their condolences to Mrs. Fulton and Miss Lucille Fulton, who are next of kin here bereaved by Mr. Fulton's untimely death. Floral tokens came from nearly all of them including large designs or bouquets from the O. R. T. at Chicago, Salida, Grand Junction and Denver, as well as Leadville telegraphers. The Rev. Clarence M. Fish officiated at the church and vocalists sang several beautiful hymns. These selections were a trio, “Beyond the Bar,” sung by Miss Grace Briel, Miss Marion Kingsbury and E. R. Jennings; a bass solo, “Lead, Kindly Light,” sung by Mr. Jennings; and a soprano solo, “O Dry Those Tears,” sung by Miss Kingsbury. Miss Anna McLeod played the piano accompaniment for the first two, and for the third, she and Miss Mary McDonald played piano and violin accompaniment respectively. As the friends and family passed from the church, Miss McLeod played “Nearer, My God, To Thee.” Mr. Fulton, who had often expressed a desire to be buried in Leadville, was laid at rest in the family plot in Evergreen cemetery. The six pall bearers were Leadville men who have been friends of the family for a number of years. They were N. T. Schedin, F. E. Kendrick, Loutrel N. Briggs, Peter Mulock, F. E. Brown, and T. E. Fennell. Among the members of the O. R. T. and other friends from out of town in attendance at the services were J. C. Brannan (?) of Pueblo, H. W. Martin of Malta, T. H. Holton of Gunnison, F. A. Devin, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Compton of Denver, (and) J. J. Rose of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Compton and Mr. Rose accompanied Mrs. Fulton on her sad mission home last week after Mr. Fulton died at the Lakeside hospital shortly after noon Tuesday before she arrived from Leadville, from which she started Sunday night last on receiving word of the sudden attack of acute indigestion which seized Mr. Fulton while on his way east. Mr. Rose is chairman for the O. R. T. of the Rock Island and is acting as chairman also for several other western roads while their respective officers are at the Washington conference. Mr. Fulton was 58 years old, had lived in Leadville 24 years and had been employed on the Rio Grande railroad for 29 years. He was born in Madison, Wis., on October 25, 1860. Leaving his birthplace and starting out in life for himself, he was employed for some time on the Northwestern railroad and then came west to Colorado, first settling in Denver. Later he took up employment in Pueblo and then, 24 years ago in March, he came to Leadville. He and Mrs. Fulton were married on September 19, 1887. During the last nine years of his long and faithful service with the Rio Grande, Mr. Fulton was the general chairman of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers on this railroad, and it was as such that he started east this month to attend the conference of chairmen at Washington. His duties in this office, as well as in his railroad position proper, called for considerable traveling about the country, and he possessed friends in scores of towns and cities besides his “home town.” Surviving him are his wife and two daughters, two brothers and two sisters. The latter are Sam Fulton of Pomona, Calif., Mrs. Margaret Starr of Azusa, Calif., Mrs. Anna Richmond of Omaha, George William Fulton and Catherine Fulton, who live at Pacific Junction, Iowa, all of them older than Mr. Fulton.

Fulton, J. Hayse
J. Hayse Fulton - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 26, 1915 - Fulton Hangs Self in Sanitarium - Pueblo - J. Hayse Fulton, 30, Denver attorney, who was shot by Flore Cardillo when he entered Cardillo's saloon brandishing a razor a fortnight ago, committed suicide in the Woodcroft sanitarium here by hanging himself in his room with part of his clothing.

Fulton, Ruth
Ruth Fulton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1999 - Ruth Fulton, 85, passed away June 21, 1999 , in Pueblo. Service, 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 1999 , at Seibert Community Church, Seibert, Colo.

Fulton, Ted Dale
Ted Dale Fulton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2002 - Ted Dayle Fulton 48, departed this life July 28, 2002 at his home following an illness with cancer. Ted was a lifetime Puebloan born October 3, 1953. His grandparents Jim and Ruth Fulton of Seibert, Co. and Archie and Mimmie Urie of Burlington, CO preceded him in death. He is survived by his parents Don and Roseann Fulton, two sons, Jim (Dawn) Fulton and Steve Fulton (Mindy Parker), sister Connie (Ronnie) Kendall, his grandchildren, Heather and Chance and special soul mate, Kate Weiss, all of Pueblo, among hundreds of close relatives and friends which he loved dearly. Ted loved working outdoors with his father, his best friend. They would call each other early every morning to decide the project of the day. His mother was his idol and was always there for him and his family, with all her love doing whatever any of us needed. Ted also had a successful career as the owner of Fulton's Used Cars and Trucks along with his two sons and father. He will be dearly missed by all of us, but we know God had greater plans for him. A prayer vigil will be held Thursday Aug. 1, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel 5450 Highway 78 West, and a Memorial service will be held Friday Aug. 2, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. on the Mesa, with a reception to follow at Imperial Reception Hall. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and food, because Ted would have wanted those who desire to make memorials, donate to Sangre De Cristo Hospice or St. Joseph's Church through the funeral home. God will take care of our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather and friend.

Fulton, William F.
William F. Fulton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1997 - William F. Fulton, 69, Lakewood, Wash., formerly of Pueblo, died Sept. 5, 1997. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Betty Johnson Fulton- daughters, Cynthia Levy and Carla Fulton- grandchildren, Alison Wilsco and Mark VanHuis- brother, Ted (Madeline)- sisters, Minnie Carlson, Georgia (Charles) Ryder and Joyce (Raymond) Hatton- mother-in-law, Rita Kahus- and many nieces and nephews. Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Homes, Tacoma, Wash.

Funaro, Alice
Alice Funaro - Las Vegas Review-Journal – May 4, 2005 - Alice Funaro, 81, a homemaker, of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2005, in a local hospital. She was born April 14, 1924, in Walsenburg, Colo., and resided in Las Vegas for 21 years. Alice is survived by her daughters, Vicky Woodward and Vivian McMurray; son, Michael Funaro; brother, Aldo Berte, all of Las Vegas; and four grandchildren, Jimmy, Jeff, Melissa and Paul. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1901 S. Maryland Parkway. Interment will be at noon Friday, May 6, at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Funk, Colleen Elizabeth
Colleen Elizabeth Funk - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2005 - Colleen Elizabeth Funk, 77, went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving parents, J. Donald and Kathryn Funk; brother, Charles James Funk. She is survived by sisters, Nancy J. (Tony) Gradishar and Shirley Jackson of Hobbs, N.M.; nephews and nieces, Jamie (Andy) Sabo, James Anthony (Becky) Gradishar, Paul (Lynette) Gradishar, Debbie Gradishar, Lana (Anthony) Koman, Donald Funk, Renee Funk, Paul Funk, Joel Jackson, Cathy Emery, Bob (Karen) Jackson, Sandra Jackson, Mark Jackson, Dale (Cindy) Jackson; 15 great-nephews and nieces. Colleen was born on Jan. 4, 1928, in Sterling, Colo., and was a Good Shepherd Nun for 40 years until her retirement to Denver, Colo. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2005, at Roselawn. Interment to follow.

Funk, John Robert
John Robert Funk - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2005 - John Robert Funk, born Jan. 6, 1922, in Steelton, Pa., entered into Heaven June 11, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice Funk; and brothers, Harold and Charles Funk. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rose Funk; children, Carol Funk, John (Janice) Funk and Denise Funk; and sister, Betty Woll. Grandfather of Michelle (Richard) Tanner, Amy (Brent) Mayo, Keri Funk, Tara (Ziggy) Files and Sara Funk. Great-grandfather of Richelle, Ravyn and Rhettly Tanner, Violet Funk and Haley Wibright; numerous relatives and friends including his special friends at Eiler's Place. Mr. Funk was a World War II veteran with the Army Air Corp. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp., after 38 years of service. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus, FOE No. 145, and the American Legion. Viewing, 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in John's memory. A reception will follow the services at the Holy Family Church Hall.

Funk, Vella B.
Vella B. Funk - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1998 - Vella B. Funk, 84, died in the Bent County Nursing Home, Las Animas, Feb. 25, 1998. Survived by husband, Kenneth, of Las Animas- son, Robert Peters, Denver, Colo. Service, 2 p.m. Friday at the Powell-Kuhns Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Kan.

Funke, Frederick C.
Frederick C. Funke - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2001 - Frederick C. Funke, 86, passed away June 29, 2001. He was born April 23, 1915, in Chicago, Ill. He is survived by his devoted wife, Helen Funke; brothers, Kenneth (Carol), Edward (Betty) and Bob Funke; sisters, Mary Nelson, Hazel Smock and Dorothy Bush, all of Portage, Ind.; stepdaughter, Cathy Cullen; grandchildren, Thomas, Randy and Phillip (Judy) Cullen; and great-granddaughter, Kristen Cullen, all of Pueblo. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, Roselawn Chapel. Interment to follow. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Funke, Helen
Helen Funke - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2005 - Helen Funke, 93, born on April 28, 1912, passed away Sept. 19, 2005. Beloved mother of Catherine Cullen; grandsons, Thomas, Randy and Phillip (Judy) Cullen; great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Phillip Cullen, Kristin (Brett) Cullen-Daugherty. Private service will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow.

Furgeson, Ernest E.
Ernest E. Furgeson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2002 - Age 55, of Pueblo, passed away on Jan. 1, 2002. He was born in Pueblo on June 29, 1946, a son of the late Earnest A. and Lennie F. Southard Furgeson. Ernest is survived by three children, Steve (Candice) Furgeson and Robert (Jessica) Furgeson, both of Pueblo, Carol (Gary) Thompson of Illinois; six grandchildren, Junior, Tyler, Jordan, Brennen, Brittany, Courtney; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ernest was a 1966 graduate of Centennial High School, he served in the Army during Vietnam and he loved to bowl. Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at St. Pius Catholic Church in Pueblo. Interment with military honors will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Furia, Frances
Frances (DeBono) Furia - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1986 - Frances (DeBono) Furia, 98, Trinidad, died Saturday morning at her home, 614 W. Baca. She was a longtime resident of Sopris and Trinidad. Visitation will be Monday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited Monday at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity, with Father Joseph Fisher, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Furlong, Ernest
Ernest Furlong - Huerfano World – June 27, 1963 - Ernest Furlong, 79, Dies in California - Ernest Furlong, 79, a former Walsenburg contractor, died this week in California of a heart attack. He was a resident of Sherman Oaks. His wife preceded him in death two years ago. Funeral services and burial will be conducted this Friday in Los Angeles, Calif.

Furneaux, Robert H.
Robert H. Furneaux - Wray Gazette - January 5, 1906 - Called by Death - Robert H. Furneaux, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Furneaux of this city, died at the hospital for the insane at Pueblo on Friday, December 20, after a lingering illness of over two years duration, age 22 years, 2 months and 10 days. Robert was up to two years ago, an unusually bright young man. At that time he suffered a break down of the nervous system which affected his mind. In order that he might be where he could have the treatment of specialists he was taken to the hospital in the hope that he might recover. But he gradually failed from that time on, and two weeks ago his parents received word that he could not live long. His father immediately went to his bedside where he remained in constant vigil for five days when the end came. The remains were brought to this city, the funeral services were held at the Methodist church conducted by Rev. Voight, assisted by Rev's. Deflone, Carson and Marsh. Interment taking place in the Grand View Cemetery. Deceased leaves a father, mother, three sisters and a brother to mourn his demise, and to them the sympathy of the community is extended.

Furney, Corey Jaie
Corey Jaie Furney - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2001 - Corey Jaie Furney, 13, of Pueblo, Colo., died Monday, May 14, 2001. Corey was a seventh-grader at Freed Middle School. He had lived in the Pueblo area since 1997, having moved from Loveland. He was a published poet. He was involved in karate, computers and video games. He loved to read and enjoyed science. Corey especially loved his pets. Corey is survived by his mother, Lynette Lievers of Pueblo, Colo.; and his father, Jay Dee Furney of Henderson, Colo.; grandmother, Jo Anne Heil of Loveland; great-grandmother, Elsie Winn of Berthoud; grandmother, Judie Foley of Sunnyvale, Calif.; grandfather, Larry (Nancy) Lievers of Pueblo; great-grandfather, Lawrence Houser of Pueblo. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. Pastor Chuck Goddard of Loveland Bible Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pueblo Suicide Prevention Center, Teen Help Line, 1925 E. Orman, Suite G-25, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Furney, LeRoy F.
LeRoy F. Furney - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2001 - LeRoy F. Furney, age 84, born Dec. 23, 1916, in Pine Bluffs, Wyo., lived in Pueblo most of his life and passed away April 5, 2001, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He is survived by his sons, Mike (Marie), Tim, Jon and Bill (Jana Selph); daughter, Mary; sister, Delores Beal (Daniel “Sonny”); brother, Lloyd; granddaughters, Michele Saunders and Marlo Furney; grandson, Michael Jay Furney; and great-grandson, Corwin Furney. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Marie Furney, and brothers, Richard “Gene” and Jerry Furney. LeRoy retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1979 after more than 30 years of service there. He was also a World War II veteran, where, according to his own calculations, he spent “three years, seven months and twenty-eight days” in the Army Air Corps. His ready humor and rascally orneriness will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Colorado Talking Book Library in care of the funeral home.

Furney, Richard
Richard "Gene" Furney - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1999 - Richard "Gene" Furney, 66, passed away March 16, 1999. Survived by his wife, Nancy Furney- and children, Dennis Furney, Cripple Creek, Colo., Sharon (Russ) Kosten, New Castle, Wyo., and Donna (Gary) Zabukovic of Pueblo, Colo. Grandfather of T.J. and Zach Furney, Kolter and Brit Kosten and Hannah Zabukovic. Also survived by his brothers, LeRoy Furney, Lloyd Furney, both of Pueblo, Colo., and Jerry (Norma) Furney, Oregon- and sister, Delores (Sonny)Beal of Pueblo, Colo.- numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Furney was born and raised in Pueblo and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a fireman for32 years, retiring in 1992, and was also a skilled carpenter as well as an avid hunter of big game. The entire family enjoyed spending time at their mountain cabin. Mr. Furney's grandchildren were his greatest joy. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Mesa Shooters Club. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. , Friday, 11 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Furphy, Frank
Frank Furphy - Huerfano World - June 22, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1905: Died at Dawson, NM, Frank Furphy, 25, the son of John Furphy. [Editor's Note: Frank Furphy died June 1905. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, June 23, 1905, Page 1.]

Furphy, J. Thomas
J. Thomas Furphy - Huerfano World - February 13, 2003 - J. Thomas Furphy, 78, who retired in 1985 as chief counsel in the enforcement division of the Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration, died Jan. 16 at Inova Cameron Glenn Care Center in Reston, VA. He had Alzheimer's disease. Mr. Furphy moved to the Washington, D.C. area and began his legal career with the Interstate Commerce Commission's Bureau of Railroad Safety in 1960. He transferred to the Department of Transportation when it was established in 1967. In 1979, he received a Silver Medal Meritorious Achievement Award. A resident of McLean, VA, he was born in Pueblo. He served in the Navy as a radioman on the battleship USS West Virginia in the Pacific during World War II. From 1951 to 1956, he was a partner in the Furphy Mortuary in Walsenburg. He was elected county coroner in 1954. He graduated from the University of Colorado and also received a law degree there. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Diane R. Furphy, of McLean, VA.

Furphy, John
John Furphy - Huerfano World - March 25, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1915: John Furphy, a native of Ireland, died in Florida. He and his wife, the former Margaret Gallager, had two daughters and 11 sons, including J. W., Tom, Gabe, Vincent and Herbert Furphy of Walsenburg. [Editor's Note: John Furphy died March 11, 1915. Obituary listed World Independent, March 13, 1915, Page 1, and Walsenburg World, March 18, 1915, Page 1.]

Furphy, John A.
John A. Furphy - Walsenburg World - July 10, 1919 - John A. Furphy is Reported Dead - Private John A. Furphy is officially reported dead, in Coblenz, Germany, of pneumonia. Deceased is a grandson of Mrs. Margaret Furphy of this city; son of Frank Furphy, now deceased. His mother now resides in Salt Lake City. He was 18 years of age and has been in France 8 months with the army of occupation. Death occurred June 3, 1919. We extend our sympathy to the family. Huerfano World - July 12, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1919: Private John Furphy, 18, has been reported dead of pneumonia in Coblenz, Germany. Huerfano World - August 10, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1920: The body of Private John Furphy was received home and given burial Tuesday.

Furphy, Peter
Peter Furphy - Huerfano World - December 18, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1904: Peter Furphy, 24, was run over and killed by a Colorado and Southern freight locomotive.

Furrer, Kim Jon
Kim Jon Furrer - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2001 - Kim Jon Furrer, 48, born July 11, 1952, passed away Feb. 13, 2001. Survived by his wife, Jannell Furrer; sons, Clint Furrer and Michael Furrer, all of the family home in Pueblo West; father, Clint T. Furrer Jr., Las Vegas, N.M.; sisters, Laurie Yarington, Oregon, Kathy Furrer, Idaho; and twin sister, Sue Vikery, California. Preceded in death by his mother, Annelise Furrer. Kim owned and operated Wet Mountain Dental Laboratories. He was a former member of the Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Department, where he served for 10 years as an EMT and captain. He attended Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. His hobbies included running, biking, skiing, hiking and playing practical jokes on the family. Kim will be missed by many friends and family. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador, with Rev. Bill Wack officiating. Dress casual. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in Kim's memory to the Pueblo West Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 7005, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Futamata, Inez Alice
Inez Alice Futamata - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1986 - Inez Alice Futamata of 2222 E. Eighth, July 7, 1986. Wife of Sam S. Futamata. Mother of Robert Yoshio Futamata and Allen LeRoy Futamata, both of Pueblo. Sister of Mary Mizushima, San Fernando, Calif.; Frances Mizunaga, Denver; and Dean Mizushima, San Pedro, Calif. Predeceased by her brother, George Mizushima. Mrs. Futamata was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was employed as a nursing assistant at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital for many years. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Tom Steranka, pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Futrell, Atlas
Atlas Futrell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1945 - Atlas Futrell, at local hospital, March 29. Brother of Cyfus Futrell of Murfreesboro, N.C. announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1945 - Atlas Futrell, at local hospital, March 29. Services our chapel Saturday 2 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Nichols will officiate. Interment Mountain View.

Fuzzell, Robert
Robert Fuzzell - Huerfano World - October 31, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1907: Robert Fuzzell, the teacher at the school house above Bemen's sawmill, died of tuberculosis at the Springer Hotel.

Fyler, James
James Fyler – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: James Fyler is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. James Fyler: age 43, miner on strike and financial secretary of the Ludlow colony. Source: Ludlow Monument and newspaper articles. Note: Newspaper articles also list him as James Tyler, James Filer, and Edward Fyler. See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

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