The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Ginder, Lillian Beatrice
Lillian Beatrice Ginder - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - Age 98, resident of Pueblo Villa since 1993, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the Arkansas Valley Medical Center. Prior to moving to Pueblo, Colo., she lived for many years in Alamosa, Colo., where she taught elementary education in Alamosa schools for 33 years. She is survived by a daughter, Janice R. LaSalle of Las Animas, Colo.; and a son, Roy J. (Jevene) Ginder of Kingsland, Texas; one sister, Irene Jerret of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Alamosa Cemetery, Alamosa, Colo.

Gingras, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Gingras - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2002 - Passed away Feb. 14, 2002. Among her survivors are her daughter, Catherine Gingras; and grandchildren, Creston Hof and Keara Gingras, all of Pueblo. Services will be in Massachusetts.

Ginn, Faye B.
Faye B. Ginn - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1987 - Faye B. Ginn, April 2, 1987. Wife of C. Clifford Ginn, who passed away Sept. 16, 1962. Mother of Meredith A. (Robert) Silva, Pueblo, and Beverly G. (Clyde) Broadston, Lincoln, Neb. Sister of Lester Shirck and Mary Youngstedt, both of Waterville, Kan., and Gilbert Shirck, Sunnyville, Calif. Grandmother of Patricia Hall, Omaha, Neb., Edward Silva and Colleen Silva, both of Denver, and Andrew Silva, Ventura, Calif. Also survived by 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ginn was a longtime sales clerk and seamstress at the Crews-Beggs Department Store. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Altrusa, American Business Women's Association, and Circle 7 of Women's Association of her church. Services, 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church, will be conducted by the Revs. William Obaugh and Willard Gray. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to First Presbyterian Church or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Silva, 144 Cornell Circle. Mrs. Ginn will lie in state at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and until 9 a.m. Monday.

Gioga, Jean Elizabeth
Jean Elizabeth Gioga - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 1986 - Jean Elizabeth Gioga, 69, a resident of Colorado Springs, died May 8, 1986, in a Colorado Springs hospital. She was born .June 6, 1916, in Berwind, Colo., to Alex and Elizabeth (Haughney) Shields. Preceded in death by parents and husband, Frank, in 1959. Survived by stepmother, Lea Shields, Walsenburg. She worked at the Deaf and Blind School in Colorado Springs for 15 years. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday. Both services, Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 E. Yampa, Colorado Springs. Burial, 2:30 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony Cemetery, Aguilar.

Gioranvich, Eli
Eli Gioranvich – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Eli Gioranvich is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Eli Gioranvich: Montenegrin, age 27, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Gioranvich, Milan
Milan Gioranvich – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Milan Gioranvich is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Milan Gioranvich: Montenegrin, age 27, married with one child surviving. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Giordano, Anne M.
Anne M. Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2000 - Anne M. Giordano, age 86, passed away July 25, 2000. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Giordano. Mrs. Giordano is survived by her son, Joseph A. Giordano, Fort Worth, Texas; and daughter, Elaine (Rodney) Skilling, Pueblo West. Grandmother of Marco Giordano, Reina Ehrett, Becky Alessandro, Toni Skilling, Steven (Terra) Skilling, Matthew (Angie) Skilling, Holly J. Skilling and Ian J. Skilling. Great-grandmother of David and Nicole Cordova, Sammie Giordano, Saraya Alessandro, Aaron and Brian Skilling, Laurana Ehrett, Casey Skilling and Cody Skilling. She is also survived by sister, Caroline Nerone, Pueblo; and brother, Joseph Genovese, Houston, Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Anne was a registered nurse, and worked for Parkview Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 1977. Preceded in death also by her sister, Rose Curran and brother, William Genovese. Visitation, Thursday, 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service Friday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Giordano, Donna
Donna Koncilja Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1998 - Donna Koncilja Giordano passed away Sept. 24, 1998, at her home in Pueblo. She was born in Pueblo on April 6, 1940, and graduated with honors from Central High School in 1958. She was married to Joe Giordano in 1961. Donna's career as an administrative assistant was extensive and began at the Arkansas Valley Bank. Donna retired from CF&I in 1982. She obtained her real estate license in 1984. In 1990, she retired from the defense industry with Martin Marietta. Donna received numerous awards of achievement and excellence from all of her employers. She greatly enjoyed all of her experiences in the professional world and gained the respect and friendship of her colleagues and co-workers. Donna's greatest joys were her three grandchildren. She settled into being Grandma" and it became her greatest hobby. Donna was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clark and Pearl Langdon and Josef and Frances Koncilja. She is survived by her daughter, Marco Giordano- grandchildren, David, Niccole, and Sammy, all of Texas- mother, Lois Koncilja- father, John Koncilja Sr., both of Pueblo- former husband, Joe Giordano of Texas- sisters, Debbie (Rick) Sagona, Linda (Guy) Farbo, both of Pueblo- brothers, John Koncilja Jr., of Pueblo, Tom (Maura) Koncilja of Elizabeth- several aunts and uncles including, Ann and Felix Koncilja- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Giordano will lie in state at the mortuary from noon until 4 p.m. today. A funeral Mass will be held this evening at 6 p.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 304 E. Routt, with Father Edward Pettit as celebrant. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory. Contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice either direct or through the mortuary.

Giordano, Helen M.
Helen M. Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2004 - Helen M. Giordano, 84, born Feb. 12, 1920, and passed away May 27, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas "Nick" Giordano in 1999; sisters, Emma Monaco, Lena Ciruli, Edith Crusick, Sylvia Ruggieri and Lillian Serrico; brother, Robert Serrico; and son-in-law, David Stookesberry. Survived by her children, Mary Ellen (Don) Rhoades of Ashland, Ore., Bette Stookesberry of Greeley, Colo., and Nick A. (Margie) Giordano of Oro Valley, Ariz.; grandchildren, Dustin Rhoades, Shannon Rhoades, Laurel (Bruce) McKean, Benjamin Stookesberry, Dominick J. Giordano and Nicole Giordano; great-grandchildren, David and Brooke McKean; sister-in-law, Rose (John) Yacovelli; and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Church. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and sang in the church choir. Helen's main focus in her life was her family and she served as an exceptional role model for her children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved music and cooking and always kept her friends at the Regent smiling and laughing. At Helen's request, there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church in her memory.

Giordano, Hilda
Hilda Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2004 - Hilda Giordano, 92, born Dec. 25, 1911, passed away Jan. 6, 2004. Survived by her loving children, Theresa Fink, Bobbi (Sam) Dazzio and Kim Giordano; son-in-law, David (Connie) Moore; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters-in-law, Vera O'Dorisio, Josephine Consonero, and Orma Oreskovich; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 75 years, Tony Giordano; mother, Ida Charlson; and 10 sisters. Hilda was a very generous, loving and faithful Christian woman. She loved being with her family and grandchildren. During her 92 years of life, she will always be remembered with a smile on her face and her great sense of humor. She will be sadly missed by her family. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Hilda's memory.

Giordano, Joseph D.
Joseph D. Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2003 - Joseph D. Giordano, born Jan. 11, 1910, in Grey Creek, Colo., died Sept. 19, 2003. Survived by his wife, Nova, of the family home; sister Lucille Ritzus; and nieces and nephews, including Betty (Bill) Alt, Cecil (Kiku) Sowers, Mike (Kathy) Giordano, Marsha (Bunk) Preuit, Sharon (Larry) Lee, Nannette (Mike) Boyce, Denise (Doug) Pearson; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Nancy and Rose Giordano. Preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Caterina Giordano; first wife, Helen; sister, Mary; and brothers, Mike and Eugene. Mr. Giordano was a well-known businessman, both in Walsenburg and Pueblo. He and his brothers leased several coal mines in the Walsenburg area, including the Round Oak, Ravenwood and Black Beauty. He also was owner of the Fox Theater and the Kaiser-Frazer auto dealership in Walsenburg. After he moved to Pueblo, Mr. Giordano operated the Rex Coal Yard until the mid-1950s, then opened Pueblo's first automated Jiffy car wash and became known to many Pueblo residents as "Jiffy Joe." When he sold the car wash in 1976, he and Nova operated the JG Furniture store on South Union. At his request, cremation. A Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to the American Heart Association through the funeral home office.

Giordano, Louis
Louis Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2003 - Louis Giordano, 93, born April 19, 1910, passed away July 29, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Anna Giordano; sisters, Lottie Senatore and Lucy Finley; and brother, John Giordano. He is survived by his children, Albert (Rose) Giordano and Ken (Diana) Giordano. Grandfather of Devin and Shelby Giordano. Also survived by his niece, Joann Krupka; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Louis was a union carpenter for 51 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of food and flowers.

Giordano, Mayme Dorothy
Mayme Dorothy Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1930 - The funeral of Mrs. Mayme Dorothy Giordano took place Thursday at 9:30 from the Geo. F. McCarthy funeral chapel and from Mt. Carmel church at 10 o'clock. Rev. Fr. S. M. Giglio celebrated requiem high mass, Misses Mayme White, Louise Filler, Rose Dalia and John Germ sang, accompanied by Mrs. J. J. McDonnell and Mrs. Katherine Jerman. The chapel and church were filled to capacity with friends of Mrs. Giordano and 24 flower bearers were required to carry the floral offerings. They were Rose Occhiato, Jean Occhiato, Jean Carducci, Bernice Falletta, Nettie Falletta, Josephine Falletta, Toots Pingatore, Flora Fratterelli, Lucille Fratterelli, Virginia Urone, Josephine De Jori, Sara Diodisio, Dominick Di Pietro, Louie Giannetti, Eddie Mastro, Tony Mareonechio, Tony Pilliteri, Carl Socerli, Louie Salvetti, Tony Todearo, John Tarrvella, Nace Rotolo. The pallbearers were Fred Alberico, Bennie Stefano, Russell De Salvo, Ciro De Salvo, Sabio Concialdi, Charles Bongiorino. Interment was in the family plot at Roselawn.

Giordano, Mike
Mike Giordano - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - Mike Giordano, a respected business and civic leader in Pagosa Springs, died Saturday, July 3, 1993, in that community. Born at Gray, Nov. 25, 1913, he married Nancy King in Paonia Oct. 26, 1940. He was the owner and operator of the Spa Motel and Mineral Baths in Pagosa Springs since 1950. Mr. Giordano also worked as a guide and outfitter during his early years. Prior to moving to Pagosa Springs, he owned and operated several coal mines in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, Pagosa Springs; his son, Michael Giordano Jr., Ventura, CA; a daughter, Marsha Preuit, Pagosa Springs; two brothers, Joe, Pueblo, and Gene, Farmington, NM; a sister Lucille Ritzus, Pueblo; five grandchildren. Memorial mass was July 6 from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Pagosa Springs. Cremation. Burial of ashes was in Hilltop Cemetery.

Giordano, Nellie
Nellie Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2003 - Nellie Giordano, born Jan. 25, 1907, in Rito Blanco, Texas, passed away June 23, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, John Giordano. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Hilda Giordano, Vera O'Dorisio, Josephine Consonero and Orma Oreskovich; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing and a private service will be held at St. Patrick Church.

Giordano, Nicholas
Nicholas "Nick" Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1999 - Nicholas "Nick" Giordano, 85, passed away Oct. 20, 1999. Survived by wife, Helen; children, Mary Ellen (Don) Rhoades, Ashland, Ore., Bette (David) Stookesberry, Santa Monica, Calif., and Nick A. (Margie) Giordano, Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Dustin Rhoades, Shannon Rhoades, Laurel Stookesberry, Ben Stookesberry, D.J. Giordano, Nikki Giordano; sister, Rose Yacovelli; sister, Lena Cicero; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Giordano was preceded in death by brothers, Anthony and Philip Giordano, Ralph and Frank Marco; as well as sister, Christine Gordon. Nick attended the University of Colorado Pharmacy School after which he worked for the Grove Drug chain for 15 years. He co-founded Broadway Pharmacy in September 1957 where he worked until he retired in 1992. His hobby was baseball, both as a player in his youth and his years at the University of Colorado. Nick continued as an umpire in the old Western League. Mr. Giordano was a member of BPOE, Florence, Colo., Eagles No. 145, Fidelity Men's Italian Lodge, and St. Francis Xavier Church. He was dedicated, not only to his family and friends, but also to his customers from more than 50 years of service as a pharmacist. Viewing at George McCarthy Funeral Home, Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 11 a.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Church Memorial Fund.

Giordano, Nova
Nova Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2004 - Nova Giordano, born April 16, 1922, in Springfield, Colo., died Jan. 7, 2004. Predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Joseph D. Giordano; parents, Fred and Harriet Riddle; and sisters, Joyce, Freda, Penney and Shirley. Survived by her brothers, Fred (Sharon) Riddle Jr., and Bill (Shirley) Riddle, both of Farmington, and Mike Riddle of Albuquerque; sister, Sharon Thompson of Denver; and sisters-in-law, Lucille Ritzus, Nancy Giordano and Rose Giordano. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. For many years Mrs. Giordano and her husband operated the Jiffy Car Wash on South Main and JG Furniture on South Union. During her last illness, Nova was uncomplaining and always welcomed visits from family and friends. At her request, cremation, with a memorial service to be held 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nova's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Giordano, Tony
Tony Giordano - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2003 - Tony Giordano, 95, born April 18, 1908, passed away May 9, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Hilda Giordano; children, Theresa Fink, Bobbi (Sam) Dazzio, and Kim Giordano; son-in-law, David (Connie) Moore; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by sisters, Vera O'Dorisio, Josephine Consonero, and Orma Oreskovich; sister-in-law Nellie Giordano; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Teresa Giordano; daughter, Margie Moore; and brothers, John and Alfred Giordano. Tony was a very generous, loving and dedicated family man who enjoyed visiting with his children and grandchildren. He liked taking long walks and working in the yard. He was an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan who rarely missed watching their games on TV. During his 95 years of living, he saw a lot of changes but always maintained a good sense of humor and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to charity of donor's choice in his memory.

Girasia, Shaela Faith and Erika Ann
Shaela Faith and Erika Ann Girasia - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2000 - Shaela Faith and Erika Ann Girasia. Daughters of Samantha and Eric Girasia of Pueblo West. Granddaughters of Don and Penny Girasia of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Jim and Carolyn Rumsey of Pueblo West. Private services are being held. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Giro, Alice
Alice Giro - Huerfano World - September 5, 2002 - Alice Giro, 94, longtime resident of Walsenburg, died Aug. 31, 2002 in Valrico, FL. She was born in Aguilar on Oct. 18, 1907 and is preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and son, Donald. She is survived by her son, John Gerald (Wilma), of Van Buren, AR; daughters, Sandra (Dun) Steigerwald, Valrico, FL, and Thelma Jean (Dan) Ramsey, of Westminster; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4; funeral, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements by Johnson-Romero Family Funeral. Donations may be made to Sister Carol's Outreach Program, St Mary Church, Walsenburg.

Giro, Donald
Donald Giro - Huerfano World - December 31, 1992 - Paul Donald Giro, 62, died Dec. 25, 1992 in Walsenburg. Born Dec. 7, 1930 in Walsenburg, Mr. Giro graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1948. He attended Barnes Business College in Denver where he met Alice M. Plute, to whom he was married Nov. 11, 1950 in Walsenburg. He was employed by the Lenzini Motor Company as business manager for 37 years and received several awards from General Motors. Mr. Giro was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Walsenburg Club and was a 35-year member of the Elks Lodge No. 1096 in Walsenburg. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a daughter, Deborah Bevsek, Walsenburg; a son, John Giro, Pueblo; one brother, John Gerald Giro, Arkansas; two sisters, Thelma Jean Ramsey and Sandra Steigerwald, both of Westminster; three grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary service was Monday. Funeral service was Tuesday at St. Mary Church, with interment in North St. Mary Cemetery where Mr. Giro served on the board. J.M. Antle was in charge of the arrangements.

Giro, Emma
Emma Giro - Huerfano World - October 18, 1990 - Emma Giro, 87, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Oct. 12, 1990, in Huerfano County Medical Center, where she had been a patient since Sept. 19. Born in Scammon, KS, Mar. 13, 1903, at the age of 19 she came to Walsenburg. She married John Michael Giro Feb. 2, 1924 and reared her family of two children in Walsenburg. Mrs. Giro was a member of St. Mary Church and Tabernacle Society. She is survived by two daughters, Vernice Nardine, Walsenburg and Emogen Tomsic, Denver; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three sisters, Celestina Montee, O'Fallon, IL; Rose Fortarell, Walsenburg and Jemma Martinez, Wichita, KS; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Giro, John Gerald
John Gerald Giro - Huerfano Journal - July 24, 2008 - John Gerald Giro, born July 4, 1933 in Walsenburg, passed away on July 12, 2008 in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Huerfano County High School, in Walsenburg, and served in the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Purple Heart during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma; his father, Paul Giro; mother, Alice Giro, and brother, Donald Giro. He is survived by his son, Paul J. Giro (Arthur Smith, life partner) of Shreveport, LA; daughter, Shiela (Frank) Halbur, Shreveport, LA; daughter, Lisa (Mike) Harrington, Shreveport, LA; granddaughters, Tiffany Moorehead, Kimberly Harrington and Amber Halbur and grandson, Matthew Harrington, all of Shreveport, LA. He is also survived by his sisters, Thelma (Dan) Ramsey, Valrico, FL and Sharon (Don) Steigerwald, Valrico, FL and sister-in-law, Alice M. Giro of Walsenburg, numerous nieces and nephews, including Deborah (Jay) Bevsek of Walsenburg and John R. Giro of Pueblo. Graveside services with fill military honors were held on Tuesday July 15, 2008 under the direction of Ocker-Putman funeral home of Van Buren, AR. Internment at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. Family can be reached c/o Shiela Halbur, 141 Albany Ave., Shreveport, LA 71105.

Giro, Mary
Mary Giro - Huerfano World - January 26, 1989 - Mary Giro, 74, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1989, in Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad. Mrs. Giro suffered congestive heart failure. Born in Maitland Coal Camp Jan. 14, 1915, to the late John and Veronica Gembczyski, Mrs. Giro attended and was gradated from Walsenburg High School. She married George Giro Feb. 4, 1940. She had lived all her life in Walsenburg. Mrs. Giro is survived by her daughter, Joyce Ashby, Bull Head City, AZ; a sister, Anna Marie Pierotti, Walsenburg and a brother, Henry Micor, Denver, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel Thursday (today). Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Giro, Paul Donald
Paul Donald Giro - Huerfano World - January 7, 1993 - Correction - The mother of Paul Donald Giro, Alice Giro, of Walsenburg, was inadvertently omitted from his obituary in the Dec. 31 edition of the Huerfano World. The world staff regrets the error.

Giron, Louis
Louis Giron - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1987 - Louis Giron, 67, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on April 15, 1987. Mr. Giron is survived by his wife, Mary Giron of Pueblo; children, Michael (Lisa) Giron of Longmont; Olivia (Bob) Robeda and Angela (Joel) Carpenter, all of Pueblo; Betty (Francisco) Gutierrez of Chicago, Ill.; Rita (Gary) Gelshiemer of Springfield, Mo.; and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, Ernie (Anna) Giron of Pueblo; Leonard (Marie) Giron; Robert (Carmen) Giron, all of El Paso, Texas; Paul (Caritina) Giron of Alliance, Neb.; and one sister, Lola (John) Rodriguez of Mitchell, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, Casimiro Giron and Josephine Cortinas, and sister, Oliva (Sam) Reyes of Mitchell, Neb. Mr. Giron was born on Sept, 21, 1919, in San Angelo, Texas, and was a Pueblo resident for the past 22 years, He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was later employed at Pueblo Army Depot for 30 years until his retirement. Mr. Giron was a member of Holy Family Church, Knights of Columbus No. , 557, Cursillates, Legion of Mary, and Nocturnal Adoration Society. Visitation hours from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home; and from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday; April 19, 1987, at Holy Family Church. Mass of Christian; Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, 1987, at Holy Family Church. Interment, Pieta, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Holy Family Hall following interment. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Holy Family Parish or to your favorite charity.

Giron, Regina
Regina Tomsick Giron - Huerfano World - June 17, 1999 - Regina Tomsick Giron, 33, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died June 12, 1999. She was born April 17, 1966 in Walsenburg. Survivors include: one son, Daniel Montoya, Pueblo; one daughter, Stacy Rivera, Denver; her mother, Mary Dugan, Pueblo; two brothers, Roger Montoya, Pueblo, and Mark Dugan, Colorado Springs and two sisters, Deborah Q. Seward and Shirley Tomsick, Denver. Viewing at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg Thursday and Friday. Funeral service in the chapel on Saturday at 10 a.m. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Romero. Burial will be North Veta Cemetery.

Girski, Mamie I.
Mamie I. Girski - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2001 - Mamie I. Girski passed away June 19, 2001, in Pueblo. Mamie was born April 25, 1919, in Lebanon, Neb., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charles C. Girski, in 1993; her parents; four brothers; and two sisters. Her survivors include her daughters, Charline (Bill) Shrock, Rita (Frank) Barbee and Paula (Daniel) Kawaji, all of Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe.

Gish, Ralph Taylor
Ralph Taylor Gish - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - Ralph Taylor Gish, 79, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, July 10, 2006. His loving wife, Myra Torgerson Gish, precedes him in death. Ralph is survived by his sister, Joan (Robert) Stenholm of Boerne, Texas. Ralph is a retired rate clerk manager from CF&I after 30 years of service and enjoyed the time that he spent restoring his 1932 Ford Coupe. He really was fond of the old Model T's and all classic car restorations. Cremation will take place with a private memorial service. The family suggest donations be made to the Pueblo Animal Services or Animal Welfare in Ralph's name.

Gist, Floyd W.
Floyd W. Gist - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1987 - Floyd W. Gist passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1987. Survived by his wife, Mary L. Gist, of the family home; children, Mrs. Betty (Chester) Olson, Hillside, Ill., and Dr. Wallace (Hazel) Gist, Pueblo; sisters, Mrs. Doris Dickson, Winnsboro, Texas, and Mrs. Bernice Richey, Dallas, Texas. Also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Born Dec. 11, 1897, in Hopkins County, Texas, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the CF&I Steel Corporation. Member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene; Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM, and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Block "P" at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Nelson officiating. Masonic rites by Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM, will follow. Those who desire may make memorials to the Parkview Foundation, 400 W. 16th St., Pueblo, 81003, direct or through the funeral home Office.

Gist, Wallace W.
Dr. Wallace W. Gist - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1999 - Dr. Wallace W. Gist, age 79, passed away Jan. 14, 1999. Survived by his wife, Rachel Gist, and daughters, Sherry (Frank) Nash and Lyndell (Patrick) Gairaud. Also survived by his sister, Betty Olson- grandchildren, Karna (Russ) McDaniel and Aymeric Gairaud- stepchildren, W. Richard Massey, Dr. Benjamin H. (Kay) Massey and Shawn (Louis) Farnsworth, and their children- sister-in-law, Ruth Wilcoxson- brothers-in-law, Dale (Ila Mae) Allee and A.J. Allee- as well as numerous extended family members. Preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Mary Gist, and wife, Hazel. Dr. Gist was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1937, and a graduate of C.U. Medical School, Class of 1943. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant. Following his military service, Dr. Gist began a private medical practice in Effingham, Ill., and worked there for 15 years. He left his practice in 1964 to begin his Anesthesia Residency at C.U. Medical School. He came to Pueblo in 1966 to practice at Parkview Episcopal Hospital until retiring in 1997. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. , Monday, 2 p.m., Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkview Medical Center Foundation in memory of Wallace Gist.

Gittemeier, Johanna M.
Johanna M. Gittemeier - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1998 - Johanna M. Gittemeier, 89, passed away Sept. 7, 1998. A prayer vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today and the funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Francis de Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar, Colo. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.

Giuliano, Lawrence
Lawrence Giuliano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2004 - Lawrence Giuliano. Longtime Aguilar, Colo., resident Lawrence Giuliano passed away July 6, 2004. He was born April 13, 1913, in Delagua, Colo. Lawrence was a longtime member of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), and former leader of the Lawrence Giuliano Orchestra. He is preceded in death by his son; Lawrence; parents, Alfred and Maria Giuliano; sisters, Minnie (Joe) Kruitz and Katherine (Edward) Paulovich. Lawrence will be missed by his wife, Caterina (Kathryne); sons, Frank (Jan), Alfred and Larrie; granddaughters, Alyssa and Amy (Mike) Cruz; grandson, Zachary Giuliano; great-granddaughter, Katie Cruz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lawrence will be cremated, followed by a private burial service. A reception will be held at St. Anthony's Rec Center from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2004. All donations may be sent in memory of Lawrence Giuliano, in care of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96268, Washington, D.C., 20090-6268.

Gius, Andres Charles
Andres Charles Gius - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2004 - Andres Charles Gius (Chuck "Ace" Gius), 71, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 30, 2004. Born March 8, 1933, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Emanuel Gius and Mary Soto Beltran Gius and Arthur Gius (brother). Survived by loving wife, Patricia Gius, sons, Charles, Dino (Phyllis), Russell (Angela), Clifton (Sarah) Gius; daughters, Susana Gius Escalante, Thasha Gius; brothers, Paul Gius; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; as well as nieces and nephews. Chuck was very charismatic, loved people and people loved him. He had a way of making everyone he met feel special. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, painting, playing guitar and singing. “Ace” also loved gambling and recently went on a trip with his family to Las Vegas, where he was spotted at the high roller table. He is now in heaven with Jesus and is watching over his family. Viewing, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Holy rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2004. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, both at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Chuck's memory for several children's charities in care of Pueblo Bank and Trust, Fifth and Court, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Gius, Arthur
Arthur Gius - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1986 - Arthur Gius, 56, departed this life Jan. 19,1986. Survived by wife, Rama Faye, Gius of Pueblo; sons, James. W. Dale III of Denver, and David Dale; daughter, Amy Michelle (Robert C.) Muench; mother, Mary Gius; brothers, Charles (Pat) Gius; Paul Gius; sister, Margaret Gius, all of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, Stacey Gayle Dale and James William Dale IV; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Emanuel Gius. Arthur was born on Dec. 10, 1929, in Sunnyside, Colo. He lived in Pueblo for the last 30 years. Mr., Gius served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked at CF&I until his retirement. Member of Holy Family Church. He enjoyed carpentry as a hobby. Visitation hours from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. today at Holy Family Church. Rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1986, at Imperial Chapel with Father Tony Wojcinski officiating. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1726 Keeler Ave. following interment. Please omit flowers. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St. Mary-Corwin Dialysis department.

Gius, Mary
Mary Gius – Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1990 – Mary Gius, February 1, 1990. Wife of Emanuel Gius, who passed away January 15, 1975. Mother of Margaret (John) Maestas, Paul Gius, and Charles (Patricia) Gius, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her son, Arthur Gius, January 19, 1986. Visitation, 10 am to 5 pm today at Boies Almont Memorial Chapel in Walsenburg. Services, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Spanish rosary, 7 pm today; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 am Monday. Interment, Masonic Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

Gius, Mary C.
Mary C. Gius - Huerfano World - February 8, 1990 - Mrs. Mary C. Gius, 87, Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1990 in Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient. Born in Mexico Sept. 20, 1902, she lived there until the age of 18 then moved to Telleride. There, she met Emanuel Louis Gius and they were married in Montrose. They moved to Huerfano County about 1927 where Mr. Gius worked in the coal mines. In 1978 Mrs. Gius moved to Pueblo and had been in failing health for the past three months. Mrs. Gius is survived by a daughter, Margaret Maestas, Pueblo; two sons, Paul Gius and Charles Gius, Pueblo; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Giuseppe, Zatta
Zatta Giuseppe - Huerfano World - November 14, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1899: Zatta Giuseppe, a coal miner at Pictou, died in a fall of rock in the mine. The coroner's inquest found it to be an unavoidable accident.

Givan, John M.
John M. Givan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1998 - John M. Givan, 82, longtime area rancher, died Nov. 13, 1998. Vigil, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at the La Junta Catholic Church with Father Rick Wehrmeyer, CM, officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Givens, Frances
Frances "Fanny" Givens – Albuquerque Journal – January 13, 1999 - Frances "Fanny" Givens, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1962, died Monday, January 11, 1999. She is survived by her children, George E. Givens of Trinidad, CO, John A. Givens and wife, Patricia of Kirkland, NM, Hazel Milosevich and Beverly J. Givens, both of Albuquerque, David D. Givens and wife, Connie of Flora Vista, NM, and Kenneth L. Given and wife, Jodi of Sarcillo, CO; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and brother, John Bergant and wife, Angela of Segundo, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Givens. Services will be held Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Deacon Bob Lewis officiating. Graveside services will take place Thursday, 1:00 p.m., at the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO with Deacon Bob Lewis officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Glach, Carolyn
Sister Carolyn Glach - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2005 - Sister Carolyn Glach, O.S.B., 97, died on Aug. 5, 2005 at St. Scholastica Infirmary. Born May 19, 1908 in Pueblo, Colo. Sister was a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago for 80 years. Sister Carolyn was the daughter of the late Anton and Frances, nee Pechnik, Glach; beloved sister of Helen (Bill) Davis and the sister-in-law of Lorraine (the late John) Glach. She was preceded in death by her other siblings, Frances, Anthony, Anna, Joseph (Dorothy), Mary (Harold) Edwards, John, and Rudolf (Santa). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and the loving Sisters of her community. Memorial Mass will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa on Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection was held Aug. 8 at St. Scholastica Monastery with Interment at All Saints Cemetery on Aug. 9, in Chicago, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago at St. Scholastica Monastery, 7430 N. Ridge Blvd., Chicago, IL, 60745 in Sr. Carolyn's memory.

Glach, Dorothy May
Dorothy May Glach - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 1986 - Dorothy May Glach of 1611 Acero, March 6, 1986. Wife of Joseph F. Glach and mother of Ron (Norma) Glach of Pueblo and Frances May Sanches of Rolling Meadows, Ill. Sister of Marie Sledge, Colorado Springs, and John Felix of Woodland Park, Colo. Survived also by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Predeceased by brothers, Tom, Joe, and Gene Talbott. Mrs. Glach was a member of St. Mary Parish and was active in the past in both the St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society and the Senior Citizens Club at the church. She was a Pueblo resident most of her life and served as the housekeeper at the church for several years. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, and Mass of Christian. Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Glach, 2248 Diamond Drive.

Glach, Rudolf Matthew
Rudolf Matthew Glach - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2003 - Rudolf Matthew Glach, 87, departed this life on March 12, 2003. Born Feb. 12, 1916, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Santa, on Oct. 2, 1993; brothers, Joseph and John; and sister, Mary Edwards. He is survived by his children, Edward (Mary Ann) Glach, Carol (Lee) Cornetta, Eileen (Rudy) Gallegos, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brian Glach, Jennifer (Joe) De Heart, Stephen Cornetta, and Anne Marie Cornetta; and great-grandson, Sean De Heart. Also survived by two sisters, Sr. M. Carolyn O.S.B., and Helen (Bill) Davis; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rudolf was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in WWII and retired in 1981 from Gornick Furniture after 48 years in sales and delivery. He was a member of St. Joseph Lodge KSKJ No. 7, charter member of WWII Memorial, life member of VFW Post 3641, and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Rudolf was an avid reader and music/video buff who immensely enjoyed watching his large video collection. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or the charity of choice through the funeral home office in his memory.

Glade, James R.
Dr. James R. Glade - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2002 - Affectionately known as Jim or "Jimbo," 45, of Pueblo passed away Jan. 20, 2002. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rose Ann Glade; sister, Joyce Locke; and niece, Tanya Logsdon. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Diana Brenner; daughter, Jessica Lynn Glade, Pueblo, Colo.; father, Dr. Fred H. (Nenita) Glade, Davenport, Iowa; brothers, Rick Glade, Davenport, Iowa, Larry (Cindy) Glade, Golden, Colo., Fred (Rita) Glade, Hampden, Ill., David (Kimberly) Glade, San Diego, Calif.; and sister, Janice Glade, Bettendorf, Iowa. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed a round of golf with his buddies. Jim will be remembered best for his giving and caring heart, always brightening up a room with his welcoming smile. Dr. Glade was very dedicated to his work as a chiropractor and will be deeply missed by his patients and many close friends. Viewing from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at the funeral home. A private family service will be held at a later date. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Dr. James R. Glade to the Arthritis Foundation, through the funeral home office.

Gladhill, Theodore
Theodore Gladhill – Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1914 - Theodore Gladhill, well known resident of Leadville, Colo., died at that place yesterday. Deceased was well known in Pueblo and was a member of the Eagles lodge. Remains will arrive in this city today and will be taken to McCarthy's. Funeral announcement will be made later. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – October 19, 1914 – Crushed Under Freight Car – Theodore Gladhill, Colorado Midland Brakeman, Fell Under Wheels and Lost Both Legs – Amputation Fails to Save Life – Theodore Gladhill, aged 47 years, a brakeman on the Colorado Midland railway, died shortly after 9 last night at St. Vincent's hospital, following an accident at Arkansas Junction in the afternoon in which both of his legs were run over by the wheel of a freight car. Gladhill's death followed an operation performed at about 7:15 to amputate the mangled legs below the knees. The brakeman, who had been employed with the Colorado Midland for three months, left Leadville at 3:40 yesterday afternoon to run to Cardiff on a freight train which was in charge of Conductor F. E. Glynn, Brakeman O. W. Lenhart, and Gladhill. None of the crew saw the accident in the yards at the Junction. When the trainmen were bringing Gladhill to Leadville on a caboose attached to one of the extra engines which help the trains “over the hill,” he said he stepped to the end of the string of freight cars to open a knuckle of the coupling. The engine had just been released from the string, and Gladhill did not realize the amount of slack between the cars. As the cars crowded together in taking up the slack, they bumped into the brakeman, knocking him down and forcing a wheel of one truck over his legs just below the knee, striking one leg squarely and the other at an angle. Conductor Glynn and Brakeman Lenhart rushed to his aid on hearing his cries. Gladhill had his arms thrown about the brake beam when they found him, and they released his death-like clutch only with difficulty. After the accident Gladhill displayed remarkable pluck. He did not lose consciousness after the accident, and in spite of the terrible pain talked freely with the trainmen. The trainmen put him on the caboose immediately and hastened him to Leadville, where an ambulance was waiting to take him to St. Vincent's hospital. As the physicians and trainmen were pushing the stretcher over the little track which receives it in the ambulance, it unexpectedly ran off of one rail. “Wait a minute, boys; you can't run me in that way,” said Gladhill, despite the sudden wrench the movement gave his mangled legs. “I'm off the track.” Later when he was taken to the hospital he kept up the same nervy attitude, and jested with John H. McGrall, yardmaster of the Midland, about the accident, remarking that “a little thing like that can't make me die.” But Gladhill was unable to survive the enormous shock of the accident and the operation necessitated later to remove the crushed legs to prevent blood poisoning. He was known to practically all of the railroad men in Leadville and many other residents, having been an “old timer” in the railroad fraternity and formerly a railroad man here for ten years or more before his last employment of three months with the Midland, residing here then in East Eighth street. While he lived here formerly he was employed on both the Midland and the Denver and Rio Grande. He had lived at Creede, Cripple Creek, Salida and Pueblo. His wife and two children survive him in Pueblo, residing at 623 East Third street. Conductor Glynn telegraphed the wife concerning the accident as soon as possible, and she is expected to arrive here this morning. Yardmaster McGrall also notified her by telephone. Gladhill was a member of the Cripple Creek lodge of Eagles, Aerie No. 36. C. B. Carter, local agent of the Midland, notified J. W. McMahon, secretary of the Leadville Eagles, Aerie No. 91, of the accident. Gladhill had also been a member of the railroad men's brotherhood, though it was said he had allowed his membership to expire. The brakeman's remains were taken in charge by Coroner E. R. O'Malia.

Gladin, Ruth
Ruth Gladin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1987 - Ruth Gladin, late of Pueblo, died Dec. 5, 1 987, at a local hospital. Survived by her son, J. L. Gladin, Pueblo; brother, Everett Carter, Hobbs, N.M.; three grandsons, Gary (Sue) Gladin, Larry (Sue) Luttrell, all of Pueblo, Ronald (Sue) Luttrell, Denver, and Jeanne (Steve) Chilton, Kentucky. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren, former son-in-law, Orval (Isabel) Luttrell, and several nieces and nephews. Born April 28, 1 894, in Koshkonong, Mo, Pueblo resident since 1950. Mrs. Gladin had lived at the Mesa Towers. Member of Temple Baptist Church. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of you're your choice. Service, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. W.W. Maple officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, 2 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Gladney, Katherine L.
Katherine L. Gladney - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1997 - Katherine L. Gladney, born in Blytheville, Ark., went to be with the Lord Dec. 6, 1997, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by son, Kerry D. (Karen) Gladney- special granddaughter, Karron Mazur- grandchildren, John (Tonnia) Gladney, James (Jennifer) Gladney IV, Joel Gladney, Laura (David) Cooke, Lee (Elizabeth) Gladney and Christine Gladney- and great-grandchildren, Melissa, Keith and Jeffry Mazur, Megan, Amy and Rheannon Gladney, Brandon, Paige and Hannah Cooke and Tanner Gladney. Preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Gladney, in 1976 and son, James E. Gladney Jr., in 1975. Mrs. Gladney was an artist and instrumental in the start of the Beulah Art Show which she ran for three years. She had a heart of gold and would take in any stray animal. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. If friends wish, memorial gifts may be made to the Southern Colorado Spay-Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81005.

Gladney, Vivian E. Smith
Vivian E. Smith Gladney - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2001 - Vivian E. Smith Gladney left us on Jan. 12, 2001. She was surrounded by loved ones when she began her new journey to join her father and mother, Homer and Marie Smith, and siblings and friends. Viv will be greatly missed by her sons, Joe, John (Tonnia) and Jim (Jennifer) Gladney; her brothers, Kerry and Michael Smith; sister, Margaret Mauro; her granddaughters, Megan, Amy and Rhiannon Gladney; and many nephews, nieces, great-nieces and nephews. Viv was a teacher for School District 60 for 26 years. She had been very active in teaching and learning with many spiritual study groups and will be sadly missed by countless friends in her spiritual family. Visitation, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Science Church.

Gladson, Arnold Lloyd
Arnold Lloyd Gladson - Durango Herald – January 6, 2004 - A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Columba Catholic Church for Arnold Lloyd Gladson, who died of lung failure Monday, May 3, 1999, at his home in Durango. He was 77. Military graveside services will be held at Greenmount Cemetery following the Mass. A Rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation will be today at Hood Mortuary and Sunday starting at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Gladson was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Alliance, Neb. He married Angie Tessitore Jan. 17, 1953, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Mr. Gladson managed the Kiva Theatre from 1955 until 1961. In early 1961, he was named classified advertising manager at The Durango Herald. He held various management positions at the Herald for 26 years until his retirement as manager of personnel in 1986. Mr. Gladson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1942. He served 24 months in the Pacific Theater with the 2nd Marine Division, Special Weapons Company. He saw combat action in Tulagi-Gavutu-Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in August 1943. He survived the first assault wave on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands in November 1943. For this and other actions, Mr. Gladson received many decorations, including the Purple Heart and two Presidential Unit Citations. Mr. Gladson was a past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Durango Rotary Club, past commander of Trujillo-Sheets Post 28, American Legion, and member of the Honor Guard for the Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps. He served on the city of Durango Charter Commission. He also belonged to a volunteer fire department in Alliance, Neb. Survivors include his wife, Angie Gladson of Durango; a daughter, Michele Gladson of Durango; a son, Arnold Dean Gladson of Austin, Texas; and two granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the 2nd Marine Division Scholarship Foundation, c/o The First National Bank of Durango, P.O. Box L, Durango, CO 81302 or Hospice of Mercy, 3801 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.

Glantz, Louis
Louis Glantz - Huerfano World - January 9, 1992 - Louis Glantz, 84 of Walsenburg, died in Huerfano County Medical Center Jan. 2, 1992, after a brief illness. Born Oct. 4, 1907, in New York City, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army from 1942 to 1945. He was a postal clerk in Brooklyn, NY for over 20 years, retiring in 1972. He moved to Walsenburg three years ago Survivors include his wife, Bertha, New, York City; a daughter Sesame Fowler, Farisita; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cremation. Memorial service was Wednesday afternoon from J.M. Antle Funeral Home chapel.

Glanville, Melvin Mercer
Melvin Mercer Glanville - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1998 - Melvin Mercer Glanville, 81, after a lengthy illness, went home to be with our Lord on July 19, 1998. Survived by his wife, Neva, of 48 years- and by daughters, Sandy (Mannon) Lukehart, Sheila (Charles) Malouff, all of Pueblo, and Gloria Shine" Rohde of Springfield, Mo. Also survived by grandchildren, Kim (Clay) Goddard of Springfield, Mo., Tobi Lukehart of Las Vegas, Nev., Patric Lukehart, Rochelle, Andy, Marissa Malouff, all of Pueblo- and great-granddaughter, Alora Goddard of Springfield, Mo. Born on June 18, 1917, in Pueblo. He was a bus driver for Trailways for 38 years, driving more than 21/2 million safe miles on routes to Alamosa and Taos. He had a kind and loving heart and did stop to help many motorists. Through his illness he showed tremendous bravery and had a strong will to live. He never complained. He loved his wife and family and worked hard to give them a wonderful life. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses who cared for him at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, especially Dr. Chris Smith. The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Dream Weavers through the funeral home office.

Glasner, Nettie
Nettie Glasner - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 12, 1919 - Mrs. Nettie Glasner, wife of Wm. Glasner, died at the Minnequa hospital in Pueblo on Sept. 2 following an operation for cancer and tumor. She was thought to be recovering nicely when she suddenly became worse and died. She was 49 years of age and is survived by four sisters and two brothers.

Glatleider, Ida D.
Ida D. Glatleider - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1986 - Ida D. Glatleider, a Pueblo resident for 46 years, late of 915 W. Orman, passed away June 24, 1986. Mrs. Glatleider was a member of the United Hebrew Center, the Center's Ladies Auxiliary, and Hadassah. She is survived by her husband, Sam Glatleider of the family home; two sons, Dr. Paul Glatleider of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Jack Glatleider of Boulder; two brothers, Sam Lewin of Kansas City, Mo.; and Lou Lewin of Denver; one sister, Norma Gardenswartz of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Rabbi Abraham Raich of the B'Nai Jacob Congregation of Richmond, Va., officiating. Interment will be in the B'Nai Jacob Cemetery, Pueblo.

Glaubensklee, Dorothy
Dorothy Glaubensklee - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2002 - Dorothy Glaubensklee, 80, loving wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life unexpectedly at her home on July 9, 2002. Dorothy was born in Pueblo on Aug. 2, 1921, and leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 61 years, Roy; three sons, Clyde (Julie), Jeff (Josephine and grandson Christopher) and Ed, who preceded his mother last March. She also leaves behind a brother, Harry Fearn. Dorothy was an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and loved spending time with her friends and family, playing cards, cooking and sitting on the porch talking with friends and neighbors. Dorothy and Roy were members of Railroading Sams and enjoyed their trips to the mountains with friends and family. Dorothy is survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cousins. Upon her request, private viewing only, followed by cremation. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist in Dorothy's memory. The family may be contacted at the family home, 15 Drake.

Glaubensklee, Ed
Ed Glaubensklee - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2002 - Ed Glaubensklee of Denver passed away March 15, 2002. Long time employee of Wells Fargo. Survived by parents Dorothy and Royal S. Glaubensklee, Uncle Harry E. Fearn, Brothers Royal C (Julie) and Jeffrey (Josephine and son Christopher), Daughter Kelly and husband J.R. Delong and their children, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Service at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, Pueblo, Colo. 11am, Friday, March 22, 2002. Memorial donations Wesley Methodist Church.

Glaubensklee, Nina Marie
Nina Marie Glaubensklee - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1999 - Nina Marie Glaubensklee, 78, went to be with the Lord June 21, 1999 . She was born April 23, 1921, to Tony Danna and Mary DeMarco and spent her life giving love and nurturing her family in Pueblo. She was preceded in death five years ago by her loving husband, Kelly Edward Glaubensklee. She was his wonderful wife for 44 years and a tender loving mother to her family. She leaves behind her daughter, Carolyn Glaubensklee- and son-in-law, Robert Smith- daughter, Marilyn Glaubensklee- and son, Jim (Marti) Glaubensklee. She will also be sadly missed by brothers, Jim and Phil Danna- and sister, Mary Jo Martellaro. Nina is also survived by grandchildren, Carrie, Eric, James and William- and great-grandchildren, Stella, Christopher and Brittany- her brother-in-law, Roy (Dorothy) Glaubensklee- and numerous extended family members. She was the most lovingly gifted woman whose tenderness and radiance touched all those around her. The Lord has plucked the most beautiful rose from his garden. He saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around her and whispered, "Come with me." With tear-filled eyes we watched her suffer and fade away. Although we loved her deeply, we could not make her stay. The kindest heart stopped beating, her tender hands were put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best. At her request, there will be no viewing. Funeral service, Saturday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office.

Glavich, Sally Ann
Sally Ann Glavich - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2005 - Sally Ann Glavich, 75, born Dec. 4, 1929, passed away May 12, 2005. Survived by her children, Mary Jo Glavich, Nancy (Dwight) Wimber and Richard (Laura) Glavich; son-in-law, Charles Ahner; and grandchildren, Heather (Terry Bissell) Walsh, Venessa (Joseph) Johnson, Noah (Sara Lapinski) Wimber, and Laura Ahner; also survived by her great-grandchildren, Rebecca Lynn Johnson and Haydun Gabriel Wimber; her dog, Daisy; and granddogs, KK, Bear and Katie. Preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Mary Mohorcic; husband, Raymond Glavich Sr.; daughter, Catherine Glavich-Ahner; son, Raymond Glavich Jr.; grandson, Stanley Giordano Jr.; and granddaughter, Abigail Ahner. Sally was a life-long member of St. Mary Church parish and served as a Eucharistic minister, was one of St. Mary's Church noodle ladies and served on the hospitality committee. Sally was recording secretary of KSKJ Immaculate Conception No. 104 for over 35 years. She also was a member of the American Catholic Slovenian Union and was Mother of the Year in 2003. Our mom's true joy in life was caring for others, whether it was being the rock to lean on in hard times or making sure her kids, grandkids or great-grandkids were all taken care of. Mom was the greatest baby sitter of all times with Heather, Venessa, Noah, Becca and Haydun being her shining stars. And now she always will be our shining star. Viewing, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Slovenian Library and Genealogy Center.

Glavich, Tony
Tony Glavich – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Tony Glavich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Tony Glavich: Austrian, age 27, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Glaze, James Dale
James Dale Glaze - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2005 - James Dale Glaze, 52, born June 7, 1952, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2005. Survived by wife, Mary Glaze; son, Jay Glaze; granddaughter, Vanessa; stepchildren, Sam and Amy and RaeJean Morrell; brothers, Chuck, Gary, Ron and Rick (Gina) Glaze. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws, Larry (Bev) Vodopich, John (Lou) Vodopich, Miles (Donna) Vodopich, James Vodopich, Vic Vodopich and Ada (Robert) Tombs. James was a 1970 graduate of Centennial High School and enjoyed waterskiing, windsurfing; he loved building things and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to help with the cost of funeral expenses, in care of the funeral home office.

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