The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Garson, Helen K.
Helen K. Garson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 2002 - Helen K. Garson, 57, born April 25, 1945, passed away June 5, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Helen Tezak and James Garson. Survived by her son, Robert Daniel Garson; very special cousin, Ann Scutti; step grandmother, Linda Garson of Hitchcock, Texas; aunt, Dorothy M. Hewitt; aunt and uncle, Kenneth and Carrie Lewis; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside service Wednesday, 11 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. We ask that in lieu of flowers, you make contributions to the American Cancer Society in her name through the funeral home office.

Garson, James
James Garson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1970 - Davis Memorial Chapel - Garson - (Aka Gearon) - James Garson, June 13, 1970 at his home, 519 Queens, after a short illness. Husband of Marjorie K. Garson of the family home. Father of Mrs. Margaret McCurry; Robert A. Garson, Pueblo, and James E. Garson, Galveston, Tex. Grandfather of three. Brother of Mrs. Mary Richardson, Denver, and Mrs. Lucille Merten, Buena Vista. Born Oct. 9, 1898 at Scranton, Pa. Employee of Rio Grande Railroad since coming to Pueblo in 1921, retiring in 1963 as a car man. Mr. and Mrs. Garson were married in 1921. Private memorial services 1:30 p.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Hawkins, pastor of Belmont Church of Nazarene, officiating. Cremation. Please omit all flowers.

Garson, Margaret Ellen
Margaret Ellen Garson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2003 - Margaret Ellen Garson McCurry entered eternal life on Sept. 3, 2003. Margaret was born Aug. 13, 1922, in Pueblo, to James and Marjorie K. Seeley Garson. She married Amos Harold McCurry on Aug. 23, 1941, in Raton, N.M. Margaret was a member of Adah Chapter No. 34 O.E.S. and she retired an as X-ray technician from Pitkin Avenue Radiologists. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, James and Robert Garson; her husband, Harold, on March 9, 1984; and her grandson, Aaron McCurry, on Sept. 3, 1981. Her survivors include her son, John H. (Sharon) McCurry of Fowler; daughter, Ann Scutti of Pueblo; grandchildren, Debbie (Darren) Carter, Erin Siobhan McCurry, Jamie Ann Gennetta, Carla Gennetta and Louis Scutti; great-granddaughters, Ciarra and Shelby Carter; and special friends, Shane Clark and Rachel Ortega, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held in the Davis Memorial Chapel followed by entombment in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Garson, Robert
Robert Garson - Pueblo Newspaper - September 6, 1989 - Robert Garson passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 1989. Mr. Garson was a lifelong resident of Pueblo and before his retirement worked as a self-employed accountant. He is survived by one brother, Jim Garson of Galveston, Texas, one sister, Margaret McCurry, two nieces, Ann (John) Scutti and Kay Garson, all of Pueblo, and one nephew, John (Sharon) McCurry of Fowler. Mr. Garson is also survived by numerous great-nieces and nephews. Robert was cremated at his request. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 1989, in the Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel.

Garston, Margaret
Margaret Davey Snedden Garston - Huerfano World - December 10, 1959 - Mrs. John Garston (Margaret Davey Snedden) The funeral of Mrs. Garson was conducted this afternoon (Thursday) at the community Church with the Ref. Richard B. Goodier and the Rev. H. H. Lindeman officiating. Memorial Chapel handled arrangements. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Garson, a member of Naomi Chapter No. 14 of the Order of the Eastern Star, was born on June 4, 1873, in Arnet, Pa., now a part of Pittsburgh. She was brought to what is now Walsenburg by her parents, Henry and Jessie Snedden, when she was six years old. She lived in the first house built on top of the hill above Walsen Camp between the Cucharas River and the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad track. The house has since been razed. She spent three years in Scotland with a sister, Jessie, and came home with two sisters as a second sister, Beth, was born during the stay overseas. Mrs. Garston began keeping house after returning from Scotland because of her mother's illness and continued to do so thereafter, first for her father and sisters and then for herself alone after the death of her sisters in 1958. Mrs. Garston had set up housekeeping in 1913 after being married at Tombstone, Ariz. She had met John Garston, her future husband, during a social at the Presbyterian Church, now the Community Church, in Walsenburg. He died of pneumonia on Jan. 16, 1916.

Garton, Helen Farr
Helen Farr Garton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2000 - Helen Farr Garton, 94, formerly of Englewood, recently residing in Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2000. Mrs. Garton was a retired elementary and music teacher, having spent over 30 years at her profession. She was very active in the University View Christian Church choir in Denver. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Farr and Mrs. J.D. Pontius. Survivors include her daughter, Jean (Lloyd) O'Donnell, Pueblo West; grandchildren, Kevin (Wanda) O'Donnell, Louisville, Ky., and Erin (Patrick) Corcoran, Phoenix, Ariz.; four great-granddaughters; and special friend, Mary Kellogg, Pueblo. There will be visitation at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and from 3 until 6 p.m. Thursday. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, at Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Central Christian Church Organ Fund would be appropriate.

Garver, Mildred D.
Mildred D. Garver - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1997 - Mildred D. Garver, 80, passed away Aug. 14, 1997. Survived by husband, Willard Garver, of the family home- children, Linda (Jerry) Taylor of Kansas City, Mo., Jerry (Barbara) Garver of Pueblo and Phil (Billie) Garver of Pueblo West- sisters, Pearl Sheets of Toronto, Canada, and Maxine Henderson of New York- brother, Charles (Shirley) Book of Rush, Colo.- seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Born to Jess and Ollie Book on Sept. 12, 1916, in Rush, Colo.

Garver, Richard M.
Richard M. Garver - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 21, 2007 - Richard M. Garver, Oct. 2, 1957, to Sept. 15, 2007. Richard's life was ended tragically in Denver, due to an auto accident. He is survived by his mother, Norma Harrison of Colorado Springs; his father and stepmother, Phil and Billie Garver of San Angelo, Texas; brother, Wayne Garver of Austin, Texas; stepsister, Michelle Wichser of Pueblo; stepbrother, Michael Graham of Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including his special "cuz" Lisa of Denver; his friends at Casa Vallarta; and numerous friends throughout his life. Richard loved life, lived it to the fullest and as close to the edge as possible. He was proud of his black and chrome motorcycle, enjoyed rides with his buddies and just hanging out and talking bikes. Richard was raised in Pueblo and attended Centennial High School and had resided in Colorado Springs for several years. Richard took his final ride on earth on Saturday morning and is now riding above us on his "Victory" saying to one and all, "Love like it is the last time---Live life like there is no tomorrow---And come sliding in at the finish line on your rear wheel with your handle bars high." We miss you Richard and you are barely gone. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo. CO. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com.

Garver, Willard T.
Willard T. Garver - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2001 - Age 87, passed away Aug. 20, 2001. Survived by his children, Phillip L. (Billie) Garver, Pueblo West, Jerry (Barbara) Garver, Pueblo, and Linda S. Taylor, Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred D. Garver, on Aug. 14, 1997; parents, Vern and Bessie Garver. Willard was born on May 14, 1914, in Kutch, Colo. He ranched in Delta and Rye until 1976 at which time he moved to Pueblo and started G & G Industrial with his son Jerry. He retired in 1999. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Garwood, Omar (Infant Son of)
Infant Son Garwood - Walsenburg World – August 18, 1910 - Mr. and Mrs. Omar Garwood formally of Walsenburg now at 610 W. 7th street Denver are morning the loss of their three days old son who died August the 16th at 4 p.m.

Gary, Maxine Juanita
Maxine Juanita Gary - Oregonian - November 5, 2003 - Portland, OR - A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2003, in the Milwaukee Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gladstone for Maxine Juanita Gary, who died June 15 at age 77. Maxine Ortega was born May 29, 1926, in Aguilar, Colo. She was a rehabilitation counselor for the state of Wyoming before moving to Portland in 1987. In 1997, she married James; he died in 2000. Survivors include her sons, Bruce Shepherd, Ron Shepherd, Rod Rimby and Randy Rimby; brothers, Arthur Ortega and Martin Ortega; sisters, Alvina Prusso, Genevieve Zell-Fickie, Lou Owens and Alberta Bird; and nine grandchildren. Remembrances to the Hopewell House. Arrangements by Crown.

Garza, Arthur E. Sr.
Arthur E. (Art) Garza Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2001 - Age 45, of Pueblo, entered into the gates of Heaven following a courageous battle with cancer, March 11, 2001. Born April 18, 1955, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso Garza and Cecilia Madril; also sister, Maryann Garza. Survived by son, Arthur E. “Artie” Garza Jr. and daughter, Ruth (David Thompson) Garza, both of Pueblo, whom he loved dearly; granddaughter, his pride and joy, Melanie Renee Garza; special friend JoAnn Garza, mother of his children and caregiver. Also survived by his in-laws, Lucas and Mary Ortiviz, who were very special to him; brothers, Kenneth James (Mary) Garza Sr., Englewood, Terry Garza, Pueblo, and Rick Garza, Pueblo; sisters, Dolores (Robert) Villarreal, Pueblo and Carol (Gil) Valdez, Pueblo; special friend and companion, Margie Romero, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Art loved spending time with his granddaughter, children and family. He enjoyed the outdoors, bike riding, watching the Broncos, and going to his special place, El Santaurio. Art graduated from Central High School in 1973 and PCC in 2000 with a criminal justice degree. He was a proud and active member of USWA Local 2102. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral 11 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Francis Church. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Courtesy Hall after interment, and the family home.

Garza, Barbara
Barbara S. Garza - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2002 - Barbara S. Garza, 73, passed away on Dec. 14, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy Abraham and Tressa Edith Sportsman. Survived by her husband, Joe Garza Jr.; daughter, Tressa (Larry) Frazier of Pueblo; and sister, Betty Sportsman of Walsenburg. Barbara worked for the New York Life Insurance Co. for many years in Pueblo. After the birth of her daughter she devoted her time to her family, and in the following years sold Avon part time so she could be home with her family. Barbara loved the Lord and was committed to the humane treatment of animals. In later years, Barbara's illness limited her physically and mentally but could not suppress her wonderful strength of spirit and love for life. Her family will miss her more than words can express. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. The family would also like to express their thanks to the Staff of Life Care Center of Pueblo, they were strangers who became like family. Also a special thanks to Dr. Jay Richter. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Pueblo Animal Welfare and Protection Society in her memory.

Garza, Darrell F.
Darrell F. Garza - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2003 - Darrell F. Garza, 33, Littleton, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 10, 2003. He was born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 3, 1970, and was the second child from the union of Lawrence S. Garza and Celina (Martinez) Garza. Darrell graduated in 1988 from Pueblo South High School and from Metro State College in 1998 with a B.S.B.A. He also acquired his General Contractor's License. Darrell married Heidi Church, his junior high school sweetheart, on July 15, 1994, in Littleton, Colo. From this union, Darian Brooke Garza will be born in April 2004. At an early age, Darrell started his own construction and remodeling business, and through hard work and dedication, it has evolved into the successful corporation it is today. Darrell's other accomplishments include the annual ProBilt Golf Tournament and many years of coaching Little League Football. Darrell was an avid golfer, skier and Cowboys/Broncos fan. Darrell also loved to travel with Heidi and family to such places as Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. Darrell loved life and made sure everyone else around him was having a good time. Darrell was a caring and thoughtful person who made sure everyone around him felt special. He was the life of the party and so much more. Preceded in death by brother, Lawrence Steve Garza, 1989; and grandfathers, Lazaro Garza and Matt Martinez. Darrell leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Heidi Church-Garza; his unborn daughter, Darian Brooke Garza; his beloved dogs, Tyson and Bozworth (adopted children); his father, Lawrence S. Garza; his mother, Celina (Lawrence) Houser; his grandmothers, Octavia Garza and Louise Martinez; mother-in-law, Jean Church; sisters-in-law, Heather (Michael C. Kelley) Church-Kelley and Elizabeth (Jack) Loda; brother-in-law, Stephen (Shelley) Church; special grandparents, Clarence and Cornella Hillger; stepbrother, Dave (Sue) Houser; stepsister, Donna Houser. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Visitation, 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and rosary, 2 p.m. Sunday; both at Drinkwine Family Mortuary, 999 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton (303-794-6376). Graveside service, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Darian Brooke Garza Trust Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, 2350 E. Arapahoe Road, Littleton, CO, 80122.

Garza, Frances A.
Frances A. Garza - Huerfano World - November 28, 1991 - Frances A. Garza, 91, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 23, 1991 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo where she had been a patient. Born in Tulsa, OK, Dec. 26, 1899, the first 15 years of her life were spent in Tulsa. She was married at an early age to Joe Garza. After her marriage, she lived in Richardson, TX, for a few years, then came to Walsenburg where her husband worked in the coal mines. Mrs. Garza worked in mining camp boarding houses and several local cafes and restaurants. She retired from Shosky's at age 65. Mrs. Garza is survived by six sons, Richard and Tony, Denver, Louis, Illinois, David, California, Bob, Texas and Joe, Pueblo; special friends, Julian and Viola Pacheco, Walsenburg; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Garza, Ronnie L.
Ronnie L. Garza - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2000 - Ronnie L. Garza went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2000, in Pueblo. Survived by his parents, Clarence and Beatrice McNabb; sister, Connie Robles; brother, Robert Bower; sons, Paul and Adam; daughter, Sabrina; and one grandson. Memorial services to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Christian Center.

Gash, Helen C.
Helen C. Gash - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2001- Helen C. Gash passed away Feb. 14, 2001, in Pueblo. Helen was born in Pueblo on Nov. 12, 1911, and had lived in this area her entire life. She was active in many volunteer activities in Pueblo and was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Gash is survived by her nieces, Sheryl (Kimothy) Dorrell of Pueblo, Donna (Woodrow) Ware of Denver, Joan Huneau of Pueblo; a nephew, Larry (Betty Jo) Tucker of Pueblo; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. Gash may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church in Pueblo.

Gash, Lasarita
Lasarita “Rose” Gash - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2001 - Age 71, departed this life Aug. 25, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Born March 2, 1930, in Mosquero, N.M., she was a retired certified flagger. She enjoyed doing for her grandchildren, watching softball games and visiting Cripple Creek. Preceded in death by parents, Antonio and Seccero (Sanchez) Domingez; first husband, Cecil B. Gash Sr.; brother, Modesto Domingez; son, Cecil B. Gash Jr.; and nephew, Antonio D. Domingez. Survived by husband, Rony Martinez; children, Sarrah (Paul) Maestas, Carolyn Bayless, Marilyn (Frank) Perez, all of Pueblo; siblings, Cornelia (Syl) Collette, Huntsville, Ala., Antonio Domingez, Pueblo; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Danny Saenz officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Dream Weavers of Pueblo P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, CO 81002 in Mrs. Gash's memory.

Gasperetti, Anna
Anna Gasperetti - Huerfano World - April 30, 1992 - Funeral mass for longtime businesswoman Antonina "Anna" Galina Gasperetti, 83, will be Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church at 2 p.m. Mrs. Gasperetti died at her home in Walsenburg Sunday, Apr. 26, 1992 of natural causes. Born in Walsenburg Aug. 12, 1908, she attended school here and after her marriage to Giovinni Batista Gaperetti in 1925 she started several businesses in town. One was Tri-C Transportation and Storage which she operated from 1944 to 1975 when she retired. Mrs. Gasperetti served as a city councilwoman for two, two-year terms. Survivors include her children, Rosemary Ferkovich, Fort Collins, Maryellen Campbell, Fountain, Jeanne Braden, Walsenburg and John Gasperetti, Pueblo; one brother, Sam Gallina, Colorado Springs; three sisters, Mary Pavolasky, Vivian Lambrecht and Helen Hribernik, all of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at the church only prior to the mass. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gasperetti, Jennie
Jennie Gasperetti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2003 - Jennie Gasperetti, born July 1, 1927, joined her loving husband, Bill on June 1, 2003. Survived by sons, Joe (Arleen) Gasperetti, Bill Jr. (Maureen) Gasperetti, Albert (Sherri) Gasperetti; five grandchildren, Bryan (Amy), Brad, Trinity (Greg), Tanya and Cameron; two great-grandchildren; special niece, Mary Cesar; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many many friends. Jennie was an active member of Holy Family Church, Ladies of Mary and Navy Mothers Organization. Public visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral Home. Vigil, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of her son, Joe.

Gassino, Ines C.
Ines C. Gassino - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2005 - Ines C. Gassino, 78, passed away Dec. 9, 2005. Survived by her husband of nearly 55 years, William "Bill" Gassino; children, Gary (Jodi Agan) Gassino, Arvada; Mark (Peggy Montoya) Gassino, Pueblo; and Dian (Gerry) Montgomery, Pueblo; siblings, Julia Scarafiotti, Aguilar; August (Noni) Pasquin, Cortez; Johnny (Nona) Pasquin, Salt Lake City, Utah; Carl (Grace) Pasquin, Pueblo; and Catherine (Mike) DeBono, Trinidad; uncle, Charles Laner (Henrietta), South Gate, Calif., who was more like an older brother than an uncle to Ines; sister-in-law, LaVerne (Duaine) Smith, Denver; grandchild, Laura Rue, Colorado Springs; step-grandchildren, Joe Montoya (Jenna) and Desirae Montoya; great-grandson, Sean Rue; numerous nieces and nephews, including Annette Pasquin who was especially close to Ines. Preceded in death by her brother, Ezio Pasquin in 1946; and brother-in-law, Mike Scarafiotti in 2001. Ines was born to Joseph and Albina Pasquin on Oct. 24, 1927, in Tollerburg, Colo., grew up in Aguilar and moved to Pueblo in 1951. Ines and Bill were married Jan. 27, 1951, in Trinidad, Colo. Ines' faith, family, church family and friends were very important to her. She was a member of Family Worship Center. Viewing in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Family Worship Center, 801 W. Fourth St., with Pastor Dave Smith and Pastor Ray Hawkins officiating. Entombment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Those who desire may make memorials to the Family Worship Center through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Gassino, J. Teresa
J. Teresa Gassino - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2000 - J. Teresa Gassino, 93, passed away Oct. 8, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank F. Gassino, on April 26, 1990. Survived by her children, William "Bill" (Ines) Gassino of Pueblo and LaVerne D. (Duaine) Smith of Denver; sisters, Laura Madsen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Emma Radcliff of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Gary Gassino of Arvada, Colo., Mark Gassino of Pueblo and Dian (Gerry) Montgomery of Pueblo; great-granddaughter, Laura; numerous nieces and nephews. Teresa was born to Joseph and Catterina Rodeghiero on Nov. 9, 1906, in Van Houten, N.M. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with Rev. Father Ron Roche as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gast, Charles E.
Charles E. Gast – Routt County Republican – April 17, 1908 – Charles E. Gast, a pioneer lawyer of Pueblo, and one of the most prominent lawyers of southern Colorado, died at his home in Pueblo on the 8th inst., at the age of sixty years.

Gast, Robert S. Sr.
Robert S. Gast Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1948 - Gast Funeral Services Are At 2 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services for Robert S. Gast Sr., prominent Pueblo attorney who died Sunday at Denver, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Ascension. Private committal services will follow at Roselawn cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Alva B. Adams Jr., Henry F. Anton, William F. Howard, John H. Thatcher Jr., Joseph Uhl and William M. White. Honorary pallbearers: William H. Adams, Dr. W. T. H. Baker, Dr. H. A. Black, W. V. Codding, Harry Duel, William H. Hutchinson, Harold Kountze of Denver, Dr. Fritz Lassen, Whitney Newton, Wilbur Newton, Sam Parlapiano, Harry Petersen, Platt Rogers, Mahlon D. Thatcher, Charles Thompson, and Ralph Wann of Canon City. Mr. Gast died Sunday a few minutes after he was stricken with a heart attack while attending a meeting of the Colorado Yale association scholarship committee at the Brown Palace hotel. Pueblo Chieftain - April 7, 1948 - Robert Gast Sr. Funeral Is Today. One of Colorado's most prominent attorneys will be laid to rest this afternoon at private committal services to be held at Roselawn cemetery. He is Robert S. Gast Sr., who died suddenly Sunday at Denver. Preceding the committal service, funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension. Active and honorary pallbearers will be men closely associated with Mr. Gast in his business life.

Gast, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Gast - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2004 - Mrs. Charles Edwin Gast, (Ruth M.), died Jan. 10, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo., after a lengthy illness. Private services will be held with inurnment in the columbarium of the Ascension Episcopal Church. Mrs. Gast was born on Feb. 26, 1917, in Lee's Summit, (Kansas City), Mo., to Marie and Luke Myers. She graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. In 1941, she joined Continental Airlines and was in the first stewardess class. During this time she met Charles Gast, whom she married in 1942. Since that time they lived in Pueblo and Rye, Colo. Mrs. Gast is the last member of a historic Pueblo family to live in the area and leaves a legacy of community service. She was a member of the Ascension Episcopal Church, a sustaining member of the Junior League, a former member of the Wednesday morning club, the Pueblo Country Club, a member of PEO, and a volunteer at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. After moving to Pueblo, Mr. and Mrs. Gast became fascinated with the ancient religious art of the New Mexican Indian tribes. Mrs. Gast has placed her renowned collection of Santos with the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center for future generations to appreciate. Mrs. Gast was predeceased by her parents, sister and husband. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Budd Aven; and grandson, David, of Lancaster, Calif. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ruth's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center or the Harp Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Gatewood, Leo O.
Leo O. Gatewood – Pueblo Chieftain – May 19, 1989 – Leo O. Gatewood was born in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 20, 1910, and passed away in Florence, Colo., May 18, 1989.  A Pueblo resident since 1981, he had been a staff member of the United Steel Worker's Union since 1946, retiring in 1971.  Father of James (Paula) Gatewood, Universal City, Texas, Lloyd (Joann) Gatewood, Bellevue, Neb., Gerald (Sandra) Gatewood, Pueblo, Ronald Gatewood, Denver, Sandra (Jon) Lindquist and Barbara Gatewood, Jefferson City, Mo., Susan (Bud) York and Leo (Nola) Gatewood, Dixon, Mo.  Also survived by 16 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Gatewood, March 2, 1989.  Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, Blende.  Cremation to follow.  The family will greet friends at the church following the Mass.  The body will lie in state at the funeral home 4 to 5 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Gattis, Dee Ann
Dee Ann Gattis - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 6, 2001 - Mrs. Gattis, 42, died Dec. 4, 2001, at her home in Calhan. She was a nurse and homemaker. Mrs. Gattis was born Dec. 13, 1958, in Pueblo to Gustave D. Gourdin and Lee Ann Porter. Her mother is deceased. She was married June 14, 1996, to Shane O. Gattis. She is survived by her husband; a son, Gary Horchem; a daughter, Amanda Abeyta; her father; two brothers, Gus Gourdin and Leo Gourdin; and a grandchild. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Entombment will be at Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Service, 3825 Airport Road, 596-7990, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

Gault, Gertrude
Gertrude Gault - Huerfano World - September 14, 1989 - Former World Independent Co-Publisher Gertrude Gault died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1989, in St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, NM. She was 90. Born in Newton, KS, she was raised and attended school in that community. She attended business school in Wichita, KS, where she married Lawrence Earl Gault. They lived in Wichita a short time before moving to Brighton and thereafter to Walsenburg to operate the World Independent until 1951 when they moved to Santa Fe. Mrs. Gault was a 64-year member of Naomi Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Walsenburg and a dual member of OES in New Mexico. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church in both communities and The White Shrine of Jerusalem in Santa Fe and the Order of Amaranth of Los Alamos NM. She is survived by one son, Earl Gault, Los Altos, CA; a daughter, Arlene Leyare, Leonia, NJ; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Sept. 6 from McGee Memorial Chapel. Crypt entombment followed in Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Albuquerque, NM. The family requests memorial contributions to the United Church in Walsenburg or Santa Fe.

Gault, Martha
Martha Gault – Albuquerque Journal - February 18, 2006 - Martha Gault, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006. Martha was born in Trinidad, CO to Lloyd and Gladys (Brown) Pfleiderer. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Taylor of Arvada, CO; a son, Robert Gault of Albuquerque; a Brother, William Pfleiderer of Tucson, AZ; and granddaughter, Sarah Taylor of Arvada, CO. Martha was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Sigma Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Women's International for many years, where she served in several offices. She was a member of a Square Dancing Club and Arthur Murry where she won several dancing awards. Martha was an active USO volunteer during World War II, and active with the Mountain Bell Telephone Pioneers where she helped with the books on tape project for blind children. Services will be held Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Strong-Thorne Mortuary with inurnment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Services are under the care and direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE. 505-842-8800.

Gauna, Abelino
Abelino Gauna - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1999 - Abelino Gauna, 100, died Feb. 8, 1999, at his home in Rocky Ford. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. Both services at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Rocky Ford, Father Thomas Hinni, CM, officiating. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Gauna, Margaret V.
Margaret V. Gauna - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 2002 - Margaret V. Gauna, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 7, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Gauna; parents; three brothers; and one son-in-law. She is survived by her sons, Robert Gauna and Paul (Charlene) Gauna; daughters, Gloria (George) Hjelm, Alice (Paul) Tapia, Frances Duran, Patricia (Joe) Trujillo and Pauline Gauna; brothers, Eliseo (Lucy) and Louie (Mary) Vigil; sisters, Melior Vigil, Martha Taurfelli, Amy (Manuel) Lucero, Prudie Medina and Helen (Johnny) Shiner; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; also special friend and caregiver, Ricca Hoke. Margaret loved her family and grandchildren very much and was a good cook and seamstress. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Scripture reading, 7 p.m. Thursday, also at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Interment in Springer, N.M., on Saturday.

Gauna, Natividad E.
Natividad "Tive" E. Gauna - Caρon City Daily Record - December 9, 2004 - Natividad "Tive" E. Gauna of Colorado Springs died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at home. She was 73 years old. Ms. Gauna was born July 25, 1931, in Hoehne. She was raised in Trinidad. Ms. Gauna spent most of her working career in community services including at the Lafayette Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and teaching them how to be a part of the community. She is survived by her husband, John E. Gauna of Colorado Springs; her six children, John Anthony (Lydia) Gauna, Patricia (Joe) Baca and Veronica (Eliggio Lobato) Gauna, all of Colorado Springs, Lorenzo and Carlos Gauna, both of Louisville, and Juaneva (Salvador) Gomez of Nederland; and, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Bear Valley Christian Church, 6800 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood. Burial will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver.

Gaura, Joe
Joe Gaura – Routt County Sentinel – July 14, 1916 – Local News of the Week – Judge Morning of the County court has been notified by the state insane asylum at Pueblo of the death of Joseph Gaura last week Thursday. Gaura, who had long been a resident of Oak Creek, became insane because of brooding over trouble with his wife, and was several months ago sent to the asylum. Oak Creek Times – July 20, 1916 – Oak Creek Man Dies In Asylum at Pueblo – Word was received last week that Joe Gaura, who was adjudged insane in the county court on February 8, 1916, had died on July 6. Gaura became insane from brooding over family troubles and imagined that he was to be the savior of his country, thinking he had been appointed to take the place of President Wilson. The Routt county lunacy commission, consisting of Drs. Willett and Dodge, acted on his case and found him to be a hopeless lunatic, and at the time concurred in the belief that he could not live longer than a few months. Their opinion was borne out by the death of Gaura. – The Pilot.

Gavin, August
August Gavin – Pueblo Indicator – October 24, 1936 – August Gavin Died – August Gavin, 71, once well known in business circles here, died at a local hospital October 12 after an illness of several weeks. In his youth he was a comedian and actor in traveling shows. Later he settled down to business at Glenwood Springs and Pueblo. He inherited much of the T.H. Foley Lumber Co. business and spent his last years in looking after his interests.

Gavin, William J.
William J. Gavin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2000 - William J. Gavin, 50, of Sheboygan, Wis., died July 2, 2000. Beloved father of Cindy and dearest son of Francis (Joan) Gavin of Pueblo West, Colo., and Irene Gavin of Pan, Ill. He is the brother of Susan (Jerry) Howell, Louise (Ted) Rostkowski, Pauline (Robert) Smith, and Nettie (Riley) Knudson. Survived also by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 6, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, Wis., with the burial in Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg, Wis.

Gaw, Naomi
Naomi Gaw - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 28, 1917 - Naomi Gaw, aged 15, fell from a teeter board on her neck and shoulders on the Rixey school grounds, Las Animas, and died later at the home of her sister near Fort Lyon.

Gay, Delbert G.
Delbert Gene Gay - Huerfano World - August 5, 1993 - Delbert Gene Gay, 63, of La Veta, formerly of Salina, KS, died Wednesday, July 28, 1993, at his home after a lengthy illness. Born in Morris, OK, May 18, 1930, he played professional base- ball several years in the Pittsburgh Pirate organization and was active in the development of Salina's Market-Aide Falcon American Legion teams. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in La Veta and had served as a deacon at First Southern Baptist Church in Salina and was owner/operator of King Chemical Company while in Salina. Survivors include his wife, Charlene "Suzie" Gay, La Veta, a son, Randel Gay, four daughters, Carol Salsman and Debi Gay, Salina; Denise Storrs, Fort Worth, TX, and Renetta Erickson, Cedar Rapids, IA; a brother, Don W. Gay, Brevard NC; a sister, Wanda Webb, Roswell, NM; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral service was Aug. 1 from First Southern Baptist Church in Salina. Burial was in Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina.

Gay, Kathleen A.
Kathleen A. Gay - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2005 - Kathleen A. Gay, 50, passed away June 13, 2005. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Gaylord, Madge
Madge Gaylord - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Madge Gaylord was born July 3, 1916, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Charles and Rachel Holmes and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1951. On Feb 1, 2002, after a year-long illness, she died peacefully at home with family and Hospice nearby. She taught English in Pueblo County schools from 1951 until 1964 when she moved to USC where she taught English until becoming the Director of College Center in 1966. She served in the Colorado State Legislature in 1959-1960 and was a Founding Director of the University Center at USC. Following her retirement as the Director of the College Center in 1977, she volunteered with the Assistance League of Pueblo at the Bargain Box. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the AAUW as well as numerous other organizations. Madge is survived by her loving husband Don; daughter, Nonda Gaylord; son Don (Abigail) Gaylord; and her grandchildren, Eric (Sharon) Gaylord, Gwynne (Stewart) Hayward, Shawn (Tonia) Bowman and Alesha Bowman. Also survived by great-grandchildren Zachary, Joshua, Codey and Jasmin. At her request, no viewing, cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in the Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th. The family requests donations in her honor be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Gaynor, Joseph
Joseph Gaynor – Las Animas Leader – October 30, 1874 – Mr. Joseph Gaynor, brother of the man who figured in the Beecher-Tilton scandal, died at Trinidad on the 22d.  He had gone there for the purpose of regaining his health.  But it was no gain'er.  The relative is expected out soon to look after the affairs of the deceased.

Gaytan, Benito
Benito Gaytan - Huerfano World - February 25, 1982 - In loving memory of my husband, and father, Benito Gaytan who died 11 years ago, Feb. 23, 1971. (verse) Sadly missed by wife Rose Gaytan, family and grandchildren.

Gaytan, Clovis
Clovis Gaytan - Huerfano World - March 6, 2003 - Clovis Gaytan, 68, passed away Feb. 25, 2003 at his home. Survived by brothers, Jess (Ruth) Gaytan, Denver, Art (Theresa) Gaytan and Gabe (Mary Lou) Gaytan, Walsenburg; sister, Rachel (Hank) Martinez, of Kansas; children, Alan (Jo Ann), Pam, Kenny (Cathy), Cindy (Richard) and Brenda. Also survived by goddaughter Karen Meador, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Clovis enjoyed playing golf. He and his twin brother won a few tournaments together. They won the Walsenburg Invitational in 1994 and came in first in their flight in 2002. Mr. C & Friends Tournament was started by Clovis and Tony Lucero, with all of the golfers from Denver. This will be its 16th year in Walsenburg.



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