The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Gomey, Philip S.
Philip S. Gomey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2000 - Philip S. Gomey, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 16, 2000. He is preceded in death by parents, Richard and Elizabeth Gomey; brothers, Richard and Frank Gomey; and sisters, Mary Gomey and Esther Milosavich. Phil is survived by his sister, Betty (Ron) Maldonado of Pueblo and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. He served in the Army and was a disabled veteran. Phil was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed reading a good book. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Gomez, Abel B.
Abel B. Gomez - Huerfano World - April 26, 2007 - Abel B. Gomez was born October 11, 1932 in North Veta, CO. Abel died April 11, 2007 after battling lung cancer. His parents Emma (Medina) and Jose Abel Gomez Sr. preceded him in death, as did sisters Della (Bob) Boyer and Priscilla (Joe) Macias. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Georgann (Turner) Gomez; sons Greg (Donna) of Millbrook, AL; Brian (Sheila) of Pueblo, CO; Mark (Sherry) of Walsenburg, CO; grandchildren Brenna, Kyle, Cullen, and Amber; brother-in-law, David (Shirley) Turner of Albuquerque, NM; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Adams of Phoenix, AZ and Marilyn (Steve) Lessar of Houston, TX; and numerous nephews and nieces. Abel graduated from St. Mary's high School class of 1951. He played on the 1948 State Championship Football team and assisted in the defeat of Cathedral 12-7. Abel entered the Navy in 1951 and was discharged in 1955. He married Georgann Turner August 21, 1956 in Taos, NM and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last summer. Abel worked at CF&I and the Morning Glory Coal Company. He graduated from Southern Colorado State College (now CSU-Pueblo) in 1973. Abel taught T&I welding and coached at John Mall high School. He was a class sponsor for four years. Abel retired in 1988 after 20 years of teaching. He was fondly known as “Goose” or to his students, “Mr. G.” Abel was a dedicated teacher who always helped his students, even responding to several calls for assistance in the dead of the night. Abel was a family man. His family was his top priority and he was an outstanding husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and uncle. He will never be forgotten. At his request, cremation took place. A memorial mass was held 10 a.m., Monday, April 16, at St. Mary's Church in Walsenburg. A reception at the Walsenburg Community Center was held in celebration of Abel's life. Donations can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory or to the American Cancer Society; via Relay for Life at Colorado College, hosted by his granddaughter Brenna Gomez.

Gomez, Amando
Amando (Smiley) Gomez - World Independent – July 12, 1950 - Gomez Killed Instantly By Rock Fall - Amando (Smiley) Gomez, 48, was killed instantly yesterday afternoon by a rock fall at the Big Four Mine just as the night shift was starting to work. Robert Gardner, deputy coroner investigating the accident, said “Gomez and five other men were in the process of pulling mine machinery out of a worked out area when they heard the cracking of the props and the working of the rock. Everyone shouted to get out of the way but unfortunately Gomez ran into another prop and was killed instantly.” Gus Crump, coroner, said that an inquest would be held Friday night at 7 o'clock in the District Court rooms. Further information is unavailable pending completion of the investigation by Gardner and Myron D. Williams, State Mine inspector. Gomez, who lived at 129 W. Third, is survived by his wife, Guadlupe; 5 sons, Arthur, Frank, Mickey, John, and David. Another son, Amando Jr. was killed in an airplane accident in Texas during training in the last war; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Martinez, Mrs. Dolores Vigil, and Misses Gloria and Linda Gomez, all of Walsenburg; one brother, Mike and one sister, Angela Placencia, both of Juarez, Mexico; his father, Gregorio Gomez, of Delcarbon and nine grandchildren. He was born in Mexico on February 6, 1902 and had lived in Huerfano county for 30 years, a member of the St. Mary Church and of U.M.W. Local 6611. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Furphy Mortuary and will be announced later.

Gomez, Amando Jr.
Amando Gomez - Walsenburg Independent – October 25, 1944 – Gomez - Rosary services for Amando (Smiley) Gomez, who died late last week in an airplane crash near Abilene, Tex., where he was taking flight instruction in the U.S. Army air force will be held this evening at 7:30 at the Unfug-Peet mortuary. Funeral services will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 8:30 from the mortuary, and at nine o'clock from the St. Mary church. Interment will be deferred until 5 o'clock tomorrow evening, when members of the Tioga Local No. 6611, UMWA, will attend the services in a body, and conduct graveside services. Members of the Pueblo air base will serve as pallbearers, and also will form a color-guard for the services. A member from the base also will sound taps at the grave.

Gomez, Andrea
Andrea Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1986 - Andrea Gomez, 75, late of 613 East 11th Street, died March 11, 1986. Preceded in death by husband, Fidel Gomez (1975), and daughter, Ruth Romero (1964). Mother of Trinidad (Billy) Roybal, Juanita Ayala, Louie Gomez, Ernestine (Joe) Rivera, Michael Gomez, and Freddy Gomez, all of Pueblo; Tony (Erma) Gomez and Ronald (Helen) Gomez, both of Denver; John L. (Alberta) Gomez of Beulah; and Jose Gomez of Texas. A sister of Leandro Cordova and Mary Jaquez, both of North Avondale; Nessy Gomez of North Carolina; and Joseph Gomez of Denver. Thirty-one grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren also survive. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at St. Leander Church. A member of San Isidro Society. Interment at Huerfano Cemetery in Avondale. The family will receive friends at 613 East 11th St.

Gomez, Antonio A.
Antonio Acebo "Tony" Gomez - Huerfano World - August 22, 1996 - Antonio Acebo "Tony" Gomez, 102, of Pueblo, died Aug. 16, 1996 in St, Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born Oct. 2, 1893 in Mirones, Spain, he was the youngest of 11 children coming to the United States at the age of 13. He worked in the coal mines in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Trinidad and Walsenburg and the copper mines in Arizona. He also worked in assembly for Henry Ford at Ford Motor Company. He married Della Montana in 1943. Mr. Gomez was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and had lived in Pueblo for the past 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Della, Pueblo; two sons, Ed Gomez, Longmont and Adolph Pete Gomez, Longmont; two adopted daughters; eight grandchildren, a great grandchild and two nephews. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Gomez, Belinda
Belinda Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2010 - Belinda Gomez, 101, passed away on Feb. 14, 2010, at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colo. She was born July 27, 1908, in Madrid, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete Gomez Sr.; parents, Liberato and Estefanita Gonzales; and siblings, Azucena Valdez, Richard Gonzales, Ignacita Duran, Juanita Martinez and Mercedes Valerio; and great-grandson, Darian Gomez. Survived by son, Pete (Ina) Gomez Jr.; grandsons, Pete (Jilli) Gomez III, Paul Gomez, Patrick Gomez; special granddaughter, Shelley Neighbors; great-grandchildren, Pedro Gomez IV, Teagan Gomez, Brooke-Anna Gomez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg: Rosary, 11 a.m., and Mass, 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow at the Eagle's Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Senior Outreach Program at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Interment, 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.

Gomez, Bernice
Bernice Gomez - Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - Bernice Eleanor Gomez, 68, of Red Wing, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1993 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 30, 1924, at Cucharas, she was reared in Toltec and went to country school. She married Theodore Gomez Apr. 25, 1943 and worked with him raising cattle and for the Bensons at Huerfano Co-op in Gardner. She had suffered from diabetes for the past 30 years and became very ill about three months ago. Survivors include her husband, Theodore, Red Wing; her children, Ida Abila, Colorado Springs and Theodore Gomez and Michael Gomez, Red Wing; four sisters, Della Apodoca, Pueblo, Marie Mascarenas, Commerce City, Nellie Berumen, Rocky Ford and Tina Moya, Fort Collins; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday from St. Mary Church. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Mary. Burial will be in Red Wing Cemetery.

Gomez, Carlos Anthony
Carlos Anthony Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2006 - Carlos Anthony Gomez, 49, born Feb. 2, 1957, in Baltimore, Md. ended his battle with cancer on March 1, 2006. Preceded in death by his father, Carlos Gomez; paternal grandparents, Juan Gomez and Angelina Jaramillo Gomez; maternal grandparents, William “Bill” Sammon and Margaret Sammon. Survived by his daughter, Angel Rae (Jason) Bosley and granddaughter, Allyccia; mother, Dorothy Gomez; sister, Joyce (Rick) Archuletta; brothers, John M. Gomez, Dan (Terry Ann) Gomez; sister, Theresa A. Gomez; nieces and nephews, Cresta Lee Archuletta, Ricky (Tara) Archuletta, Johnny (Melanie) Gomez, Joseph Gomez, Monique Gomez, Adrienne Rivera-Gomez, John Carlos Gomez, Tara Autobee, Amanda Autobee; many aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends from coast to coast. Carlos was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 1974 - 1976. He traveled throughout the United States. He worked as a steelworker, EMT, and also a commercial fisherman in the Northwest Pacific Ocean of Alaska. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A private family service will be held on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at 17 Donnington St. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Gomez, Catherine B.
Catherine B. Gomez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – July 7, 2003 - Catherine B. Gomez, age 86, passed away on July 3, 2003. She was born on February 13, 1917 to Jesus and Emelia Gonzales in Trinchera, Colorado. Jose Ignacio Gomez, age 90, passed away on June 29, 2003. He was born on May 7, 1913 to Apolonio and Juanita Gomez in Trinchera, Colorado. Catherine and Jose were married on August 13, 1935 at St. Joseph Church. They spent all of their lives in the Trinchera, Trinidad area. Catherine is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Fernando Gonzales, Paul Gonzales, Mariano Gonzales and Ricardo Gonzales and sister, Higinia Maes and son, Philadelphio Gomez. Jose is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Rubel Gomez, sisters, Louisa Vasquez, Carmelita Barela and Emma Gallegos and son, Philadelphio Gomez. Their survivors include children, Levi (Karen) Gomez of Denver, John Gomez of Westminister, Ronald Gomez of Lamar, Alby Quihuiz of Colorado Springs, Olivia (James) Olson of Parker and Linda Mae Boyd of Lakewood and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also surviving is Catherine's sister, Candelaria Chacon of Trinidad. Active pallbearers are Ringo Quihuiz, Phil Quihuiz, Mark Olson, Fred Olson, Lee Gomez, Gene Ray, John Gomez, Joe Adducci, George Higuarera, Jim Salvador, Nathan Boyd and Mitch Boyd. Visitation will take place on Monday, July 7, from 2-6 p.m. with a Rosary service to follow at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, July 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church with interment to follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. The family of Catherine and Jose Gomez has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Gomez, Daniel H.
Daniel H. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2004 - Daniel H. Gomez, 44, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Jan. 7, 2004. Born Dec. 6, 1959, in Alamosa, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Herman Gomez; sisters, Victoria Atencio and Shirley Ann Rodriquez; brother, David Gomez; one grandson, Liberty Vance Gomez. Survived by his loving wife, Beatrice (B.B.) Gomez of the family home; sons, Daniel (Melissa) Gomez, David (Delanie) Gomez, Steven (Amber) Gomez, and Charles (Gina) Gomez, all of Pueblo; parents, Bill and Lavie Parker; parents-in-law, Henry and Cecelia Lovato; sisters, Eleanor (Bill) Kelso, Lucy (Sal) Trujillo; grandchildren, Andrea, Aaliyah and Victoria Gomez. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, at Full Gospel Christian Assembly. Officiant, Pastor Anthony Garcia. Cremation has taken place. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Gomez, Darian De Carlo Amendola
Darian De Carlo Amendola Gomez – Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1997 - Darian De Carlo Amendola Gomez, seven months, of Pueblo, passed away on Nov. 26, 1997. Born on April 1, 1997, in Pueblo. Survived by his parents, Patrick H. Gomez and Deana Lee Amendola of Pueblo- grandparents, Mary Lou Russell of Pueblo, Gary Amendola of Pueblo and Pete and Ina Gomez of Walsenburg- great-grandparents, Margaret Snarrich of Pueblo, Belinda Gomez of Walsenburg, Rocky Amendola of San Diego, Calif., and Rosalie Vernier of Snowflake, Ariz. Viewing, 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at St. Francis Xavier Church, celebrant, Rev. Ron Roche. Cremation to follow.

Gomez, David
David Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2001 - David Gomez, age 67, born Jan. 11, 1934, passed away Jan. 14, 2001. Mr. Gomez is preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Clorinda Gomez. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Marcella "Marcy" Gomez; and children, Betty (Abel) Valero, Betsy (Leo) Leal, Henry "Boy" (Annette) Cortez, Rick (Dawn) Cortez, Andy (Debbie) Cortez, Linda (Jesus) Ramirez, John (Laura) Gomez and Darren (Katie) Gomez. Also survived by 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Rose (Dan) Gonzales; and brothers, Alfonso (Connie) Gomez and Polly Gomez and Celia Trujillo. David was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Korean Conflict, and retired from the P.A.D. in 1987. He was well-known for his music and played in many mariachi groups throughout Pueblo, and was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed being with his family. Rosary, Wednesday, 7 p.m., and Funeral Mass, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at 1705 El Paso and will also greet friends in the parish hall after Mass.

Gomez, Della M.
Della M. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1999 - Della M. Gomez, of Longmont, formerly of Walsenburg, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999. Survived by her children, Ed (Fran) Gomez, Rochester, Minn., Adolph Pete (Ellen) Gomez, Longmont, F. Erlinda (Hans) Rummel, Bartlesville, Okla., Merlinda Martinez, Longmont; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Tony Gomez; four brothers, Leo, Jake, Abel and Adolph Montana. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Boies-Ortega Chapel with Rev. Gilbert J. Valdez Sr. officiating. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Huerfano World - November 18, 1999 - Della M. Gomez of Longmont, formerly of Walsenburg, died Nov. 13, 1999 in the Applewood Living Center where she had been a resident since March. Born in Walsenburg to Candido and Erinea Valdez Montana, she married Antonio A. Gomez on June 12, 1943. She was a member of first Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Gomez is survived by her children, Ed Gomez, Rochester, MN, Adolph Pete Gomez, Longmont; Erlina Rummel, Bartlesville, OK, and Merlinda Martinez, Longmont; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from Boies Ortega Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Gomez, Desiderio P.
Desiderio P. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2000 - Desiderio P. Gomez, 74, formerly of Camden, N.J., passed away June 28, 2000, at Fort Lyon VA Medical Center. He is retired from the U.S. Army and Postal Service. Mr. Gomez is survived by his wife, Helen of Pueblo; daughter, Louise (George) Baca and family of Pueblo. Also survived by son, Elwood Ducott of Los Angeles and Betty Ann Prestipino and family, close family friends. Memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2000, at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A reception will immediately follow in the Adrian Comer Garden Hall. Private inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery with graveside honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will also greet friends and relatives at the family home.

Gomez, Dolores
Dolores Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1999 - Dolores Gomez, 50, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Pueblo, died on Jan. 12. Survived by husband, Salvador, Colorado Springs; daughter, Simona Gomez, Colorado Springs; and mother, Mary S. Padilla, Pueblo. Rosary, 6 p.m. today, Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber, Colorado Springs.

Gomez, Emilio M.
Emilio M. "Moby" Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1997 - Emilio M. "Moby" Gomez, 62, of Avondale, passed away Nov. 9, 1997, in Pueblo. Born on April 20, 1935 in Greeley, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Emilio and Ella Gomez and parents-in-law, Abundo and Rosalia Sanchez, also preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Quintana. Survived by his devoted loving wife of 44 years, Mary A. Gomez of Avondale- daughters, Sharon Bonner, Pueblo, Arlene (Ben) Avila, Parker, Susan Gomez, Aurora, and Jeanette (Chris) Edmondson, Colorado Springs- brothers, Sigy Gomez, Antonito, John Gomez, Denver, Ernie Gomez, Denver, Leonard Medina, Denver, Clarence Lopez, North Carolina- sister, Viola Gomez, Denver- grandchildren, LeSher (Jason) Armijo, Kendace Bonner, Pueblo, Benjamin, Adam and Ashley Avila, Parker, Christopher Edmondson Jr., Colorado Springs- great-grandson, Cody Armijo, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Moby" owned and operated Moby's Paint and Body Shop in Pueblo for 28 years. Moby" enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his family and grandchildren. Moby" was a devoted and loving husband. Viewing, today and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Vigil rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Celebrant, Rev. Maurice Gallagher. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the church hall after each service.

Gomez, Emma M.
Emma M. Gomez - Huerfano World - February 16, 1984 - Mrs. Emma M. Gomez, 77, of Walsenburg, died at her home early Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, 1984, after a six-month illness. Mrs. Gomez was reared in the Gardner area. Born Sept. _____ 1906, she lived with her parents until her marriage to Jose Abel Gomez Sr. June 7, 1929. They lived on the Max Vigil ranch about nine years and in 1939 moved into Walsenburg. Mr. Gomez died May 9, 1980. Mrs. Gomez had worked for Joe Bain and Colorado Supply Company in her early adult years, then for the health center and Huerfano Memorial Hospital until 1971 when she retired. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving are a son and two daughters Abel Gomez, Jr. and Della Boyer both of Walsenburg, and Priscilla Macias, Denver, three brothers and a sister Jake Medina, Walsenburg, T_____(Bernie) Medina, Alameda, CA; Joe B. Medina and B____ Westmoreland, both of Cleveland, GA, 10 grandchildren 1 great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. Wake services were Friday and mass of Christian Burial Saturday, both at St. Mary Church. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Gomez, Emma V.
Emma V. Gomez - Huerfano World - June 26, 1980 - Mrs. Emma V. Gomez, 69, of 316 West Spruce, Walsenburg, died early Friday morning, June 19, 1980, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. She suffered a massive heart attack. A native of Huerfano County, she was born at Red Wing Feb. 23, 1911. She married Seledon Manual Gomez in Walsenburg Nov. 24, 1929. They continued to live at Turner and Mr. Gomez ranched in the area. They lived there until 1955 when they, moved into town. Mr. Gomez died Oct. 16, 1970. Mrs. Gomez, a member of St. Mary Church, is survived by three sons, Seledon Jr. and Charles Leroy Walsenburg and Gilbert, Pueblo; six daughters, Mrs. Carmelita Guerin, Trinidad, Mrs. Clorinda Medina, Pueblo, Mrs. Marie Romero, Denver, Mrs. Mary Ann Vigil, Mrs. Dorothy Cordova, and Mrs. Delores Gonzales, Walsenburg; her mother, Mrs. Anna King, Walsenburg; two brothers; Jimmy King, Walsenburg and Henry King, Pueblo; a sister, Mrs. Rose DeHerrera, Alamosa; 22 grandchildren, a great granddaughter numerous nieces and nephews. Spanish rosary was recited Saturday at Boies Almont Chapel. Wake service was Sunday at St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Gomez, Ernest
Ernest Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1997 - Ernest Gomez, 84, of Rocky Ford died at R.F. Nursing Home on Oct. 28, 1997. Survived by four daughters and one son. Services at St. Peter Catholic Church. Vigil, Friday at 6 p.m. Mass, Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford.

Gomez, Ernest A.
Ernest A. "Ernie” Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1986 - Ernest A. "Ernie” Gomez of 1621 Evergreen, Oct. 12, 1986. Husband of Marcelina Gomez; father of Lorella Freeman and Bernadine Gomez, both of California; stepfather of Marie Pacheco, Gloria Covarruvias, Rose Jacquez, Suzanne Rebeterano and Evaristo Lopez Jr. Also survived by several brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Pueblo resident since 1950, Mr. Gomez served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and worked as a machine operator for the Pueblo Army Depot. He attended the Good Shepherd Church; was a life member of Disabled American Veterans No. 39; a longtime member of the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team; a member of American Legion No. 203, and played the saxophone in several bands in Questa, N.M. and Pueblo. Services, 7 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by Brother Marshall Mondragon of Good Shepherd Church with honor guard from the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Committal service, 11 a.m. Friday, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1621 Evergreen and will greet friends at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel after the Thursday service.

Gomez, Felix
Felix Gomez - Independent – May 29, 1928 - Young Felix Gomez Is Killed By Bolt Of Lightening Monday - Boy Dies When Struck In Front Yard of Home at St. Mary's Community - Felix Gomez, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Gomez, of the St. Marys community, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon, when a bolt of lightening struck a tree under which he was driving a team of horses. Young Gomez had reached the front yard of his home, driving the horses to shelter when the bolt of lightening struck, killing him and one of the horses and knocking the other down. The parents of the boy saw the tragedy, but efforts to revive him proved futile, as he died instantly. The body was not badly burned, although several black marks were visible. Funeral services will be held tomorrow under the direction of Furphy Brothers. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's.

Gomez, Felix O.
Felix O. “Red” Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2004 - Felix O. “Red” Gomez, 73, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord Feb. 19, 2004. Born May 29, 1930, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Lucrecio and Nora Gomez. Survived by mother of his children, Lena; children, Felix Gomez Jr., Gerald Gomez, Geraldine “Muffy” (Jess) Gallegos, Diane (Chris) Trujillo; grandchildren, Louis, Latisha Trujillo; Luke, Matthew Gomez; Stephanie, Desiree Gallegos; brothers, Eugene, Pete (Audry), Carl, Ted Gomez. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins as well as godsons and goddaughters. Special thanks from Felix's family to John Sanders. In his younger years, Felix liked to fish and hunt. In his senior years, he enjoyed watching professional boxing, bullriding and rodeos. Felix was a veteran of the Korean War. He owned his own business for several years and was employed by CF&I, retiring after 34 years of service. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both at St. Francis Church. Relatives and friends will be received at the Mediterranean Room after both services. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Interment, Imperial Cemetery.

Gomez, Florencio M.
Florencio M. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2001 - Florencio M. Gomez, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2001. Born Dec. 18, 1926, in Olney Springs, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Florencio and Juana Gomez; one daughter, Diane Gomez; three sisters, Victoria Martinez, Ignacia Ramos and Amelia Skubic. Survived by his loving wife, Mary S. Gomez of 45 years; children, Carl (Susan Lucero) Gomez, Pueblo, Mark (Dolores Cisneros) Gomez, Pueblo, Phillip (Sandra) Gomez, Pueblo, Victoria (Matt Gonzales) Gomez, Pueblo, and Bernadine Lara, Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, Willie Wallace Jr. and Dane and Alex Gomez; sister, Aurora Terrones; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Florencio retired from the C&W Railroad with 36 years of service. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He loved the time he spent at the family cabin fishing. Florencio also loved going to Cripple Creek. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at St. Joseph Church. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Carden. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall after interment.

Gomez, Frances Louise
Frances Louise Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2000 - Frances Louise Gomez, 52, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 1, 2000. Cremation has taken place.

Gomez, Francisco A.
Francisco A. "Tony" Gomez - Huerfano World - October 17, 1991 - Francisco A. "Tony" Gomez, 82, died in Huerfano County Medical Center Oct. 10, 1991, after a lengthy illness. Born in Walsenburg Aug. 23, 1909, he attended school here and at a young age went to work in the Gordon Coal Mine where he worked for 24 years. He married the former Emily Martinez in Walsenburg Sept. 25, 1929. In 1946, they moved to Pueblo where he worked for the Pueblo Depot Activity for 23 years, retiring in 1973. He returned to Walsenburg in 1990. He was a member of St. Leander Church in Pueblo for 44 years and of St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. He was a past member of UMWA. Survivors include his wife, Emily, Walsenburg; a son, Pat Gomez, Pueblo; three sisters, Martha Hill and Dorothy Wengert, Pueblo and Helen Howell, Aurora; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-child. Funeral mass was Monday from St, Mary Church, Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gomez, Frank C.
Frank C. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1999 - Frank C. Gomez, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 11, 1999, in Pueblo. Frank was born May 14, 1933, in Rocky Ford. Survived by his children, Frank (Vicky) Gomez of Pueblo, Lisa Sapeda of Pueblo, Richard Reyes of Pueblo, Juanita (Sam) Fuentes of Arvada, and Ricky Gomez of Pueblo; his loving companion of 39 years, Pearl Gomez of Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Cory, James, Richard, Daniel, Denean, Matthew, Annie; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Chanel, Alyssa, Brianna; sisters, Connie Covarrubias, Mary Ochoa, Josie Burciago, Stella Romero, Betty Ruiz; and brother, Raymond Gomez. Frank retired from the Pueblo Army Depot with 30 years of service, then went to work for the United States Postal Service retiring after 15 years of service. He then went to work for the Pueblo Youth Services Bureau for seven years. Visitation, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary\funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Gomez, Gary Charles
Gary Charles Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1997 - Gary Charles Gomez, 34, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 7, 1997. Survived by his wife, Cynthia Gomez-children, Brandy, Gary Jr. and Brian, of the family home- mother, Margaret Gomez- father and stepmother, Tony and Roberta Gomez- brother, Glenn (Angela) Gomez, Pueblo- sister, Judy (Paul) Elder, Aurora- stepbrother, Don Paulovitch-grandmother, Emma Gomez, Pueblo-step grandparents, Frank and Angelina Montera, Aguilar- mother-in-law, Marilyn Cowen-sisters-in-law, Susan (Bob) Richards, Kris (Mike) Gram and Patti (Ray) Rael- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Gary worked as a baker at County Market. Gary was an avid Bronco fan. He enjoyed racing motorcycles competitively and had won many trophies in competition throughout Colorado. He loved his Camaro. He will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Services will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan, with the Rev. Father Jesse Perez as celebrant. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow the Mass at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to his children's college fund through the funeral home.

Gomez, Gene Loree
Gene Loree Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2002 - Gene Loree Gomez, 55, departed this life Dec. 27, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Nov. 17, 1947, in Oak Creek, Colo. She was a psych tech for the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, where she specialized in alcohol counseling. Gene enjoyed helping her clients with their individual problems. She was very fond of word finds and coffee klatches which she felt always brought out the best in everyone. Preceded in death by parents, Gene and Loree (Sharp) Willits; mother-in-law, Maria Josephine Gomez. Survived by her husband, Thomas Gomez; three daughters, Helen L. (Jim) Schafer, Cathy S. Coley, Kellie J. Gomez; siblings, Barbara Huneycutt, Allan (Coleen) Willits, Betty Harp, Sharmin (Bruce) Blattner; two grandchildren, Paul and Kohel Coley; special friend, Bryan Trombley; father-in-law, Tom Gomez; other in- laws, Cecil (Ken) Douglas, Richard (Thelma) Gomez; other relatives and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at 4017 Valley Drive. Telephone: 544-8470. In her memory, donations may be sent to the YWCA (children's programs) 801 N. Santa Fe 81003.

Gomez, Guadalupe
Guadalupe Gomez - Huerfano World - June 4, 1998 - A graveside interment in South St. Mary Cemetery will be held at 2 p.m., June 9 for Guadalupe Gomez who died May 18, 1998 in Chula Vista, CA. Survivors include nine children, Mary Martinez, Delores Wellwood, Frank Gomez, Linda Valdez, Mick Gomez, John Gomez, Dave Gomez, Gloria Monahan, and Amando Gomez Jr.

Gomez, Jesse Benjamin
Jesse Benjamin Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2006 - Jesse Benjamin Gomez. Born Aug. 27, 1987, passed peacefully on April 9, 2006. A freshman engineering student at CU Boulder, Jesse graduated from Bear Creek High School in 2005 with honors - Gold Cord. He was selected as male scholar/athlete of the year, captain of the tennis/wrestling team and received academic scholarships to CU/CSU. Survived by parents, Jennifer Rivera and Joe V. Gomez Jr.; and brother, Joey Victor Gomez III, all of Lakewood; grandparents, Ida Rivera, Colorado Springs, and Joe V. and Alice Gomez Sr. of Avondale, Colo.; uncles and aunts, Diana and Lenny Chavez, Littleton, Rudy and Arlene Gomez, Pueblo, Vivian and Randy Hoge, Boise, Idaho, Pam and Carlos Castillo, Aurora, Valerie Cowing, Colorado Springs, Darlene Rivera, Mexico. Jesse also leaves behind many loving cousins, as well as a host of other family members. Private family visitation, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, April 14, 2006, with public viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today; both at Crown Hill, 29th and Wadsworth (west side). Rosary, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2006, Crown Hill. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, Notre Dame Church, 2190 Sheridan (Evans and Sheridan). Fellowship at Notre Dame Church following the interment at Crown Hill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jesse B. Gomez Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, 5353 W. Dartmouth Ave. Denver, CO, 80227, attn: Marilyn Medina, Acct. 3112313246.

Gomez, Joe L.
Joe L. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2002 - Joe L. Gomez, 66, of Pueblo, passed away July 16, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Fidel and Andrea Gomez; daughter, Louise Gomez; and sister, Ruth Romero. He is survived by his sons, Chris (Connie) Gomez and Ted (Pat) Gomez; stepdaughters, Sadie (Steve) Montoya, Lorraine (Rick) Lopez and Margaret Mitchell; brothers, Tony (Erma), John, Dente, Mike (Gloria), Fred and Ronnie Gomez; sisters, Trinidad (William) Roybal, Juanita Ayala and Ernestina (Joe) Rivera; seven grandchildren; and special friends, Elaine (Jim) Trujillo and Tonita Duran. Memorial rosary, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and funeral service to follow immediately at 10 a.m., both at Romero Chapel, with the Rev. Leonard Racki to officiate. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following services.

Gomez, John Leonard
John Leonard Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2002 - John Leonard Gomez, 53, of Pueblo, departed this life Nov. 8, 2002. Born April 23, 1949, in Trinidad, Colo. Survived by his spouse, Alice A. Gomez of the family home; children, Joseph (Betty) Gomez, Andrew (Lorena) Gomez, Theresa (James) Carter and Robert Anthony Montoya Jr., all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Joycelin, Falcon Ford Gomez, and T'Aijiah Carter; parents, Andy and Lucille Gomez, Trinidad; brother, Adolph (Cindy) Gomez, Trinidad; sisters, Norma (Andrew) Bernal, Pueblo, Veronica Sandoval, Trinidad, Joann Gomez, Trinidad, Fedilia (Rudy) Muniz, Greeley, Phyllis Vigil, Trinidad, Carol (Chris) Duran, Denver; special brother-in-law, Sam Ortega. Also survived by numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. John was a man who embraced life. He was always ready to comfort, never afraid to extend himself to his family and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Celebrant, Rev. Jesse Perez. Entombed at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Entombment.

Gomez, Jose
Jose Audente Gomez – Pueblo Chieftain – October 19, 2006 - Jose Audente Gomez, 65, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 12, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Fidel and Andrea Gomez; brothers, Louie and Ronald Gomez; sisters, Juanita Ayala, Ruthie Romero and Evelynn Gomez; and grandson, Brandon Wakefield. He is survived by his son, Jose Gomez Jr.; daughter, Irene Freeman; brothers, Antonio (Irma) Gomez, John Gomez, Michael (Gloria) Gomez and Federico Gomez; sisters, Trinidad (William) Roybal and Tina (Joe) Rivera; grandchildren, Steven and Casey; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Jose served in the Air Force for eight years and was a computer specialist. Rosary service, 10 a.m. Friday, with memorial service to follow at 10:30 a.m.; both at Romero Chapel.

Gomez, Jose Abel Sr.
Jose Abel Gomez Sr. - Huerfano World - May 15, 1980 - Jose Abel Gomez Sr., 76, of Walsenburg died at his home Friday evening, May 9, 1980, after an illness of seven months. Mr. Gomez was born Oct. 6, 1903 at Cerro, NM. At the age of six, he came to live with an older sister, Mrs. Max _____ on a sheep ranch near Walsenburg. He attended local schools through the fourth grade and then began helping on the ranch. He married the former Emma Medina on June 7, 192__, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last summer. The Gomez's ranched until 1934 when they moved into town so their children could attend school. Mr. Gomez served with the Walsenburg Police Department and spent some years in Wyoming oil refineries, and worked as a carpenter with several local builders and also on _____until retiring in 1973 due to ill health. Besides his wife Emma, he is survived by a son, Abel Jr., Walsenburg and two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Della) _____, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Joe (Priscilla) Macias, Denver. Three sisters Mrs. Adonicia Rael and Mrs. Eva Gomez, Santa Fe, NM, and Mrs. Celia Vigil, Santa Clara, CA.; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Wake services were held Monday at St. Mary Church. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday morning at the church. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Gomez, Jose G.
Jose G. Gomez - Walsenburg Independent – August 18, 1925 - Miner Killed At Oakview Saturday - J.G. Gomez Crushed Between Car and Timber - Jose G. Gomez was almost instantly killed Saturday afternoon when he was crushed between a mine car and a timber in the Oakview mine. He is survived by a wife and two children. According to Ed Fern, a fellow employee, who went to Gomez's aid following the accident, Gomez had probably tried to slip thru a narrow place while a mule pulled a car past. He was said to have died about ten minutes after the accident, before the rescuers could remove him. It was necessary to remove the mine car from the track in order to take Gomez's body from the mine. A coroner's jury, presided over by Coroner Gabe Furphy, met at the town hall in La Veta last night and decided that the accident was caused by Gomez being at the side instead of in back of the mine car, thus placing the responsibility of the accident on the deceased. The funeral was held yesterday at La Veta.

Gomez, Jose Maria
Jose Maria Gomez - Walsenburg World - January 11, 1912 - Died at Malachite, Colo., Nov. 28, 1911 Jose Maria Gomez, age 73 years.

Gomez, Josephine A.
Josephine A. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1999 - Josephine A. Gomez, 87, passed away May 2, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Emilio in 1988- her sons, Mike and Leonard Gomez- and grandsons, Gregory Gomez, Andy Gomez, Fred Gallegos. Survived by her children, Linda(Phillip) Resendez, Eva (Steve) Maldonado, Ignacio (Esther) Gomez, all of Pueblo, Antonio (Christine) Gomez and Martha (Lee) Cardenas, both of Denver-17 grandchildren, including special grandson, Michael Resendez- 13great-grandchildren- and seven great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Margaret Lucero of Santa Fe, N.M.- brother, Joe Ortega, Center, Colo.-sister-in-law, Amalia Espinoza of California and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gomez, Juan
Juan Gomez - World Independent – June 2, 1941 - J.A. Gomez Killed In Auto Accident Sun. – First Fatality In County In 1941 On Bear Creek Road - Huerfano County's first traffic fatality in six months and the first in 1941, was recorded at 3:30 Sunday morning when Juan D. Gomez, 40, a resident of North Veta, was instantly killed when his car overturned in an arroyo about five miles west of Walsenburg on the Bear Creek road. He sustained a broken neck in the mishap. According to Patrolman George Halsey, Sheriff Claud Swift and Undersheriff Carl Swift, who investigated, the accident occurred early Sunday morning apparently after Gomez had fallen asleep at the wheel of his roadster model car. The wreck, with Gomez pinned underneath, was discovered by Max Vigil, Gomez' employer, about dawn Sunday. Investigation revealed that the car traveled more than 70 feet on the left-hand side of the road before striking a culvert and overturning. The machine hit a stone header dam in the arroyo and toppled over on it's top. Gomez was returning to his home when the accident occurred after having spent the evening in Walsenburg. All evidence points to his falling asleep while driving. The body was taken to Cerro, N.M., this morning, where members of the family reside, under the direction of Unfug-Peet mortuary. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Preciliana Gomez of Taos; four brothers, Abel of this city, and Fred, Lee, and Moses of New Mexico; six sisters, Mrs. Max Vigil of North Veta, Mrs. Abelino Giron of Fort Collins, and Mrs. Enrique Rael, Mrs. Fritolofo Vigil, Mrs. Joe Leon and Mrs. Eva Gomez of New Mexico. Funeral arrangements at the New Mexico city. No inquest into the death will be held according to Coroner Dan Unfug.

Gomez, Juan Antonio
Juan Antonio Gomez - Independent – July 21, 1925 - Juan Antonio Gomez, 95 years old, died at the family home in Rugby Saturday morning. Funeral was held Sunday from St. Mary's church in this city. He was buried in the Catholic cemetery here under the direction of Furphy's.

Gomez, Justin
Justin Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 1999 - Funeral Service Denver, Colo. - Justin Gomez of Pueblo. Father of Richard, Paul, Bernadette and Maria. Also survived by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Graveside service, 11a.m. today, Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.

Gomez, Kenneth Sr.
Kenneth "K.J." Gomez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2006 - Kenneth "K.J." Gomez Sr. passed away May 20, 2006. Survived by his son and best friend, Kenneth Gomez Jr.; sister, Diane Gomez; nephew, Nick Gomez; family friend, Cheryl "Buba" Dumont; and numerous extended family. He will be deeply missed. KJ loved playing and watching softball and football. Preceded in death by his parents, Levi S. and Sylvia A. Gomez; grandparents; and brother, Levi Gomez. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at the IBEW Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home office. Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2006 - A Pueblo man was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for the stabbing death of a man who had been his house guest for weeks leading up to the crime. Steven Lee Solt, 47, pleaded guilty to reduced charges of reckless manslaughter and menacing for the May 20 death of Kenneth Gomez Sr. District Judge Rosalie Vigna on Friday imposed a 12-year prison term for the manslaughter charge, and ordered the two-year sentence for menacing to be served consecutively. Solt faced a possible maximum sentence of 16 years in prison. Prosecutors dismissed the most serious charge against Solt, second-degree murder, in exchange for his pleas of guilty to the lesser charges. The charges against Solt resulted from an early-morning knifing at Solt's residence in the 100 block of West Routt Avenue that followed a day of hard drinking by Solt, Gomez and Gomez's son, 21-year-old Kenneth Gomez Jr. The Gomezes had been staying at Solt's residence for about three weeks when the elder Gomez was slain. According to a police report, the senior Gomez had locked himself out of Solt's house and banged on the door, which police said enraged Solt. Solt then grabbed a knife and told Gomez's son, “I'm going to kill your dad,” police reported. Gomez Jr. did not believe Solt meant the threat literally, until he heard a loud struggle. Before it was done, the elder Gomez had been stabbed six times. He died soon afterward at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center.

Gomez, Lawrence
Lawrence Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2001 - Of Alamosa. Arrangements pending. [No other information posted]

Gomez, Lena
Mrs. Lena Gomez - World Independent – May 2, 1938 - Mrs. Lena Gomez Dies This Morning - Pneumonia proved fatal this morning to Lena Gomez, about 50, who succumbed at a local hospital. Mrs. Gomez was born in Redwing and had spent all of her life in Huerfano County. She is survived by five sisters, one brother and one son. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Spanish Presbyterian church with the Rev. Brown officiating. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Gomez, Liberty Vance Beeby
Liberty Vance Beeby Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2002 - Liberty Vance Beeby Gomez, 8 months, Pueblo. Died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Born Jan. 9, 2002, Pueblo, Colo., to Katheryn L. Beeby and Daniel H Gomez Jr., of Pueblo. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Pastor Fred Allen, of First Baptist Church will officiate. Cremation will follow at Southern Colorado Crematorium in Pueblo. Visitation will be 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. The name “Liberty” was chosen in memory of those fallen on Sept. 11, 2001, and as it happened, the Lord called him home on the anniversary of that fateful day. Liberty touched the lives of all he met with a beautiful smile that he had for everyone. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is in their hearts, their baby boy. Liberty is survived by his parents; sister, Cydney Marie; grandparents, Daniel (Beatrice) Gomez, Pueblo, Scott (Lindee) Beeby, Fowler, and Patricia D. Olshefshie; great-grandparents, Darlene Beeby, Fowler, Melba McDonell, Ordway, and Henry and Cecelia Lovato, Liberal, Kan.; uncles, David, Steven and Charles Gomez, Pueblo, Anthony Beeby, Tiftin, Ohio, and Nathan Crouch, Fowler; aunt, Cindee Crouch, Pueblo; and special friends, Crystal Dennel and Erica Rael, both of Pueblo. Family requests memorial donations be made to Liberty's Memorial Fund, through Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler, which is in charge of arrangements.

Gomez, Louis
Louis Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 – Louis Gomez, age 19 years, died in Pueblo January 7. The body was forwarded Wednesday noon by the United Davis-Vories Undertaking Co., to Trinidad, Colo., for interment accompanied by his brother.

Gomez, Louis A.
Louis A. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2004 - Louis A. Gomez , 54, Monte Vista. Survived by sister Olivama, Guillermo, Chancon, brother Manuel, Mary Gomes, sister Eileen Miera. Funeral services 11am Saturday, Valley Church of the Nazarene, Monte Vista.

Gomez, Louis S.
Louis S. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2003 - Louis S. Gomez, 75, passed away Oct. 19, 2003. Survived by his wife, Judie Gomez; mother, Maria H. Gomez; children, Shirley (Elmer) Pacheco, Barbara (Rod) Browning, Thelma Gomez, Darla (David) Diaz, Sam and Gregg (Nicole) Gomez; grandchildren, Joshua, Veronica, Christopher, Nicole and Zachary; great-grandchild, Alexis; numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Louis Gomez Jr. Louis was born to Andy and Maria Gomez on Aug. 25, 1928, in Segundo, Colo. During his career, he worked in sales for Rockwool Industries, Yellow Freight, ABF Freightliners, Roselawn Cemetery and Colorado Bluesky Enterprise. Member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Eagles Aerie 145, Steel City Kiwanis, United Fund Committee, Pueblo and Colorado Springs Homebuilders, Transportation Club of Colorado Springs and past president of Transportation Club of Pueblo. Per his request, there will be no viewing. There will be a reception in the Mediterranean Room at 9 a.m. and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both at St. Frances Church, 611 Logan, with the Rev. Thomas Hinni as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Gomez, Lucille
Lucille Gomez - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – February 27, 2003 - Lucille Gomez, age 75, went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2003 after a battle with cancer. Lucille was born on July 20, 1927 in Delauga, Colo. to Adolph and Fidelia Griego. Lucille was united in marriage to John Andy Gomez on April 2, 1947. Her son John preceded her in death on November 8, 2002. Other family members preceding her in death include her parents, and sisters Molly Romero and Eva Macaluso. Lucille is survived by husband, John Andy, son Andy Adolph (Cindy) Gomez, daughters Norma Jean (Andrew) Bernal, Avondale; Alice Gomez, Pueblo; Veronica Sandoval, Trinidad; Joann (home address); Fidelia (Rudy) Muniz, Greeley; Phyllis D. Vigil, Trinidad; Carol (Chris) Duran, Denver; sister Agnes Avalos, Trinidad. She is survived by 93 year old mother-in-law Emma Gomez, Pueblo, as well as 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, cousins and friends. She is also survived by special friend Linda Barrientos and relative Linda Mosher, who were dear to her. Lucille was a wonderful wife and loving mother of eight children. Through her battle with cancer, she carried herself with dignity, courage, and a deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Lucille will always be remembered as a Proverbs 31 wife and mother who always thought of her husband and family first, as well as a caring and giving person to others. Although she has gone to be with the Lord, she will always live in the hearts and minds of her loved ones. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. The rosary will be held at the Chapel on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are grandsons Vincent Martinez, Joseph Gomez, Brian Sandoval, Christopher Muniz, Daniel Vigil, Christopher Duran II, as well as Andrew Gomez, Nick Martinez, Joshua Sandoval and James Bernal. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren. If you wish, you may contact the family at 316 Chestnut Street, Trinidad, Colo. Arrangements for Lucille Gomez are under the direction of Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Gomez, Lucretio
Lucretio Gomez - Huerfano World - March 4, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1930: Left to bleed to death from a stab wound in the neck while his murderers danced less than 50 yards away, Lucretio Gomez, 21-year-old Gardner youth, was found dead near the gateway to the Gardner fairgrounds early Sunday morning. [Editor's Note: Lucretio Gomez died March 2, 1930. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, March 4, 1930, Page 1.]

Gomez, Margaret L.
Margaret L. Gomez – Pueblo Chieftain – October 13, 2006 - Margaret L. Gomez, 69, passed away Oct. 10, 2006, after a lengthy illness of four years. Survived by her children, Judy (Paul) Elder, Aurora, Colo., and Glenn (Angela) Gomez, Pueblo; siblings, James M. Hawks, San Diego, Calif., Madelyn Gallegos, Denver, and Dr. Sally Fabec, Trinidad, Colo.; grandchildren, Ryan Gomez, Andrea Gomez, Matthew Elder, Andrew Elder, Mary Beth Elder, Brandy Gomez, Gary Gomez Jr. and Brian Gomez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by her son, Gary Gomez; parents, Charles and Thelma Hawks; and brother, William Stephens. Margaret was born Nov. 27, 1936, in Jansen, Colo. She was an elementary school teacher with Pueblo School District No. 60 for 34 years. After retirement, she helped her sister, Dr. Sally Fabec, in her medical practice. Margaret enjoyed working with children, cooking, sewing, and was an avid reader. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church where she enjoyed singing in the church choir. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan, with the Rev. Father Uju Patrick Okeahialam as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation through Montgomery & Steward.

Gomez, Maria H.
Maria H. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - Maria H. Gomez, 95, born in Barela, Colo., on April 9, 1910, and from University Park Care Center, went to her final reward in Heaven on Feb. 24, 2006. She is survived by her brother, Lawrence Rivera of Raton, N.M., and her daughter, Mary Alice "Carmelita" Gomez of the family home in Pueblo. Maria is also survived by her other children, Andy Gomez of Trinidad, Richard (Rose) Gomez of Rye, Ernest Gomez of Pueblo, Tony (Roberta) Gomez of Pueblo, Madelina (Rudy) Gurule of Avondale and Linda Hubbard of Laramie, Wyo.; stepdaughter, Sara Sisneros of California. Maria was also the beloved and loving grandmother to over 131 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Juan A. Gomez; children, Delores Gomez, Nash Gomez, Margaret L. Martinez, Patsy Garcia, Fred E. Gomez, Justo P. Gomez and Louis S. Gomez, Sr.; siblings, Frank Rivera, Salvador Rivera and Stella Montoya; grandchildren, Johnny Gomez, Louis Gomez, Jr., Milo and Ross Martinez, Dwayne and Bert Gurule, Gary Gomez and Drais Hubbard I. Maria was a true pioneer woman. She was able to experience many adventures, such as being born in a boxcar, married at age 15, ran a farm and sold vegetables out of a buggy. She was an extremely strong woman who loved her Catholic faith which kept her strong through all the family crises; from seeing three sons serve their country, to being the center of the family. She was its true "heart." All her family felt her strong love and faith. She had a great sense of humor and the most wonderful laugh. Her family will miss her love of sweets and Lawrence Welk! As she got older, she loved to travel and finally she flew on a 747 to Disneyland. She truly had a "wonderful life." Services are as follows: Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, in Pueblo, with the very Reverend Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Holy Trinity Church, in Trinidad, with the Reverend Father Gene Renard as celebrant. Interment will be at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery alongside her beloved husband and her son, Fred. Reception will follow at St. Joseph's Hall, in Trinidad. Maria's family would like to thank the staff at University Park Care Center for the loving care of Maria, especially Alicia and Bertha, who gave her great attention and extra tender love.

Gomez, Maria J.
Maria J. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1998 - Maria J. Gomez, 75, affectionately known as Jay," passed away Aug. 13, 1998. She was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Walsenburg. Her parents, Ray and Eliza Martinez, precede her in death- also two brothers, Jim and Bob Martinez- two sisters, Doris Newkirk, and Ernestine Nelson. A devout Catholic, Mrs. Gomez would pray her rosary daily, as well as praying for our nation's leaders and world conditions. She was an active member of the Legion of Mary until her health declined. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends and was known for her green chili, enchiladas and applesauce cake. Two events she would always recount were the opportunity she had with her husband, Tom, to meet and shake hands with then-President John F. Kennedy when he visited Pueblo for the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project- the other when she had the opportunity to sit next to then-U.S. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson from Texas, who spoke fluent conversational Spanish, during a political dinner at La Tronica's restaurant. Survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Tom G. Gomez- two sons, Richard A. (Thelma) Gomez, T. Kelly (Gene) Gomez, all of Pueblo- six grandchildren, Richard Jr., Juanita, Paul, and Kelly Jean Gomez, Helen (Jim) Schafer, all of Pueblo, Cathy (Marlon) Anderson, Montrose- three great-grandchildren, Cassandra Gomez, Kohel and Paul Anderson- siblings, Ray (Isabel) Martinez, Laverne Martinez, Margaret Wood, all of Denver, Priscilla Johnson, Pueblo- numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4-9 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rev. Tony Wojcinski, celebrant. Cremation to follow the Mass. Family will receive friends at 4017 Valley Drive.

Gomez, Mary Elsie
Mary Elsie Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2000 - Mary Elsie Gomez, 68, a homemaker, passed away June 16, 2000, at Parkview Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1931, in Pryor, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Cecilio and Rose (Leyba) Chavez; and husband, Tony Gomez. Survived by daughter, Ursula (Seturnino) Vasquez; sister, Virginia (Eloy) Sanchez; grandchildren, Antoinette, Nino and Steve; special cousin, Beatrice Leyba; and other relatives and friends. She was an SRDA volunteer and member of Loyal Order of Moose Women's Auxiliary 994. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 522 W. 12th.

Gomez, Mary R.
Mary R. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Mary R. Gomez, 61, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 23, 2000. Born Jan. 9, 1939. Preceded in death by parents, Abram and Estella Abeyta; and grandson, Tony L. Johnson. Survived by her loving husband, Lawrence T. Gomez of the family home; daughters, Doreen (Jim) Shumake, Pueblo, Kimberly (Burt) Phelps, Pueblo, Tammy (Noel) Cunningham, Denver and Michelle Gomez, Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers, Roger (Betty) Abeyta, Pueblo, Gilbert (Vona) Abeyta, Denver, Abram (Vivian) Abeyta, Kansas City, Mo., and Joe (Mary) Candelario, Pueblo; sister, Tina (Ben) Flores, Denver; grandchildren, Tara McCray, Tiffany (DuBois) Moreno, Lauren Shumake, Chris Shumake, Brittany Phelps, Rhea Gomez, Jocelyn Gomez, Stephanie Gomez, Amber Gomez, Justin Phelps and Neil Phelps. Mary enjoyed decorating her house and the time she spent with her family, also taking care of her optical shop and customers. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Joseph Church. Celebrant, Rev. Bob Carden. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Church Hall after interment.

Gomez, Maryann
Maryann Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Born Jan. 4, 1927, entered the golden gates of heaven on March 24, 2001, in Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her husband, Damian Sr.; and son, Lorenzo (Larry) Gomez. She is survived by her children, Veena (Joe) Maestas, Damian Jr. (Carol) Gomez, Juanita (Mario) Micciche, Corrina (Pete) Arevalo, Bernadette Gomez; two sisters; three brothers; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Family will receive guests at Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the interment.

Gomez, Michael Roy
Michael Roy Gomez - Huerfano World - June 14, 2001 - Michael Roy Gomez, 48, of Red Wing, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Born Nov. 18, 1952 in Toltec to Theodore and Bernice Eleanor Castro Gomez, he served in the US Army, later returning to the family farm to help his father. Mr. Gomez is survived by his father, Theodore, Red Wing; a sister, Ida Lucille (David) Abila, Colorado Springs; a brother, Theodore Donald (Kathi) Gomez, Red Wing; a loyal friend and companion, Theresa Montoya, Walsenburg; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother in 1993. Services were from St. Mary Church. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday and funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Red Wing Cemetery, Red Wing.

Gomez, Mr.
Mr. Gomez – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 17, 1875 – Nathaniel Roy, who is charged with the murder of the Mexican Gomez, in the Huerfano Canon, and who broke out of jail at Walsenburg a short time since, is living in the mountains near his home. He says that he broke out of jail because he feared that he would be lynched by the Mexicans. Roy says that as soon as the district court sits he will put in an appearance with his witnesses, and stand a trial. He is confident that he will be acquitted. According to the latest information we have received about this matter, it appears that cattle stealing was carried on to a great extent in the Huerfano Canon, and the stock owners there had employed Roy as a detective to find out who the thieves were. He caught this man Gomez in the act of skinning a stolen steer. At the time of the murder Gomez had attacked Roy, and as a crowd of Mexicans were approaching Roy shot Gomez in order to make his escape. This, we are assured is a correct statement of the affair.

Gomez, Nessy Pete
Nessy Pete Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2000 - Nessy Pete Gomez, 78, of Windy Ridge Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C., died March 16, 2000, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gomez was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Pueblo, to Epitacio and Luz Finn Gomez. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Baca Gomez. Surviving are stepsons, Albert Triplett Jr., North Wilkesboro, Larry Triplett, King, N.C., Robert Triplett, South Carolina, and Donnie Triplett, China Grove, N.C.; stepdaughter, Clara Byrd, North Wilkesboro; brother, Joe Gomez, Denver; 13 step grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren, and several relatives in Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Mt. Zion Baptist Church with The Rev. Kent Wood and The Rev. Yale Huie officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial with military rites conducted by VFW Post 1142 will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 353 Luray Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659.

Gomez, Norma Jean
Norma Jean Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2002 - Age 32, of Pueblo, passed away March 13, 2002. She is survived by her husband, Victor Cross, Pueblo; sister, Nora Gomez, Hobbs, N.M.; mother, Rosa Gomez, Hobbs, N.M.; brothers, David and Mario Gomez; brother-in-law, Hugo Vega; nieces and nephews, Ashley Gomez, Anthony Vega and Ariana Vega. She was truly dedicated to her job. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and loved people. Donations would be greatly appreciated. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after viewing on Saturday. Services to be held in Valentine, Texas.

Gomez, Novertita
Novertita "Nora" Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2002 - Age 89, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 20, 2002. Born Nov. 22, 1912, in Ponil, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Braulio Gomez and Juana Gomez. Survived by her son, Felix Gomez, Pueblo; sister, Helen Vialpando, Denver; grandchildren, Felix Gomez Jr., Gerald Gomez, Geraldine (Jess) Gallegos, Diane (Chris) Trujillo; great-grandchildren, Louis Trujillo, Latisha Trujillo, Lucrecio Gomez, Matthew Gomez, Stephanie Gallegos, Desiree Gallegos. Also survived by numerous relatives, nieces and nephews. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at St. Francis Church. Celebrant, Rev. Thomas Hinni, C.M. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Francis Church Hall after interment.

Gomez, Pearl
Pearl Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2006 - Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Leanders Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gomez, Pedro
Pedro Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2004 - Pedro Gomez, 89, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2004. He is survived by his children, Zeferino (Lisa) Gomez, Maria Elena (Manuel) Aguilera, Javier (Perla) Gomez, Guillermina Altamira, Jesus (Elvira) Gomez, Humberto Gomez, Concepcion (Teresa) Gomez, Gloria Gomez and Soccorro (Sergio) Gomez-Hernandez; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters. He also is survived by two special nieces, Maria Elena Gomez-Cadena and Maria de Jesus Marquez and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. Pedro was a people person who always enjoyed talking and sharing stories. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with reception to follow. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, with a reception to follow at the church hall; both services at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gomez, Pete T.
Pete T. Gomez – Pueblo Chieftain – September 17, 2006 - Pete T. Gomez, 89, born Dec. 6, 1916, in El Badito, Colo., passed away peacefully Sept. 15, 2006. Preceded in death by parents, Pedro and Maria Felice Gomez; daughters, Yvonne Gomez and Louise Arellano; numerous brothers and sisters. Survived by his adored wife, Audrey; children, Lori (Alejandro) Lerma, Kenneth Gomez (Noni Rosales), Pete (Amelia) Gomez, Thomas Gomez (Cathy Martinez) and Patsy (Herman) Mondragon; brothers, Theodore, Carl and Eugene; sister, Martha Gardner; grandchildren, whom he helped raise, Robert and Alex Lerma; a special great-granddaughter, la consentida (la cotorra) Jaylene Gomez; numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; along with several beloved nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, hijados, compadres and friends (special friend Geri Amella). Pete was always a hard worker and added a creative touch to everything he crafted. He was skilled in many different applications from welding to farming. Pete constantly gave real life advice and was never afraid to speak his mind. His various work history ranged from the railroad section, coal mines, and in 1951, he started working in the punch mill at CF&I Steel Mill and retired from there 30 years later at the age of 63. Pete was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. His favorite past time was spent telling his family and friends stories of his past ventures. Pete was loved by all and will sadly be missed. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, and 1 to 7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Wednesday. Both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home in Pete's memory.

Gomez, Polly
Polly Gomez (Amparo Esquivel) - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2004 - Polly Gomez (Amparo Esquivel), 78, passed away May 20, 2004. Survived by her children, Marcellina Figueroa and Tonia Gomez, both of Pueblo, Bob Gomez of Poncha Springs, Colo., and Georgia (Scott) DeVorss of Colorado Springs; sister, Mary Esquivel of Lincoln, Neb.; brothers, Frank Esquivel, Henry (Shirley) Esquivel and Daniel (Velma) Esquivel, all of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Connie Esquivel, Vickie Esquivel and Jean Kahle; grandchildren, Camilo, PollyAnn, and Danielle Figueroa; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Polly was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Lincoln, Neb., to Roberto and Juna Esquivel, who precede her in death. Viewing at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 10th and Grand, with The Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya as celebrant.

Gomez, Rita
Rita Gomez - Walsenburg World – February 22, 1912 - Died at Malachite, Colo., February 10, 1912 Rita Gomez, age 83 years.

Gomez, Robert
Robert Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1997 - Robert Gomez, 49, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Antonito. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel in Antonito, Colo. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, also at Romero Funeral Chapel in Antonito. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos, Colo. Cremation to follow.

Gomez, Ron
Ron Gomez - The Lamar Daily News - August 5, 2006 - Lamar, CO - A rosary service for Ron Gomez, 57, longtime Lamar resident, teacher and former probation officer with the 15th Judicial District, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Deacon Henry Wertin reciting the rosary. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7 at the Holy Trinity Parish in Trinidad, CO. The Reverend Matthew Wertin will officiate. Interment will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery in Trinidad, CO. Ron's friends are invited to the funeral home today until 7 p.m. and tomorrow until 5 p.m. to sign the memorial book. Gomez was born on Oct. 23, 1948 in Trinidad, CO and died on Aug. 1, 2006 at his home north of Lamar. Gomez was preceded in death by his parents, Jose I. and Catherine (Gonzales) Gomez. He is survived by daughters, Shelly (Terrance) Quintana of Grand Junction, CO, Lisa (George) Higareda of Aurora, CO, Ronnie (Gerald) Krueger of Missoula, MT and Catherine Gomez of Fullerton, CA; brothers and sisters, Albina Quihuiz of Colorado Springs, CO, Olivia (Jim) Olson of Parker, CO, Levi (Karen) Gomez of Arvada, CO, John Gomez of Westminster, CO, Linda Boyd of Lakewood, CO; grandchildren, Cierra Gomez, Savana Gomez, Joshua Krueger, Catalina Krueger, Gabriella Quintana, Rylee Quintana, Kaila Quintana; significant other, Lili Zavala of Lamar and family to include, Jose Zavala, Miguel Zavala, Iliana Zavala, Sofia Zavala and Angel Zavala. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Community College Foundation for the Ron Gomez Memorial Scholarship Fund, either directly at the LCC Foundation, 2401 S. Main St., Lamar, CO 81052 or through the funeral home office. Peacock Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Gomez, Ronald Eugene
Ronald Eugene Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2004 - Ronald Eugene Gomez, 51, went home to be with the Lord May 3, 2004. Born May 7, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Andrea Gomez; father, Fidel Gomez; sisters, Ruth Romero, Evelyn Gomez; brother, Louie Gomez. Survived by wife, Helen Gomez; children, Ramon Gomez, Ramiro (Darlene) Gomez; grandchildren, Arianna, Ramon and Andres Gomez, Dominique Linan; brothers, Jose, Tony (Erma), Lawrence, Michael (Gloria) and Freddie Gomez; sisters, Carrie Ayala, Trinidad (William) Roybal and Tina (Joe) Rivera; also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and other relatives. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and vigil service, 7:30 p.m.; both Thursday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2:30 p.m. Friday, at Sacred Heart Church, Avondale, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. Interment, Huerfano Mission.

Gomez, Rosella
Rosella Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2003 - Rosella Gomez, 79, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 29, 2003. Born Nov. 4, 1923, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Filomena Valdez; infant granddaughter, Jennifer Gomez; brothers, Henry, Raymond and Robert Valdez; father- and mother-in-law, Pete and Felicita Gomez. Survived by her husband, Carl Gomez Sr.; Victoria Gomez; and grandson, Joey Gomez (Rebecca Peralta) of the family home; daughters, Betty (Frank) Vigil, Bernadette Diaz, Judy Gomez, Meg Gomez; sons, Carl (Shirley) Gomez Jr., and Rick (Tina) Gomez; grandchildren, Sandy (Matt) Sammon, Frank (Lisa) Vigil, Carla (Robert) Weldon, Carl (Sundee) Gomez, Ted (Arlene) Martinez, Tim Martinez, Tom (Dee) Lavine, Debbie Gallegos, Mark (Danon) Gallegos, Maggie and Nico Gomez; 20 great-grandchildren; special niece, Michelle Deherrera; siblings, Earnestine Deherrera, Ben (Bernice) Valdez, Francis (Ross) Cruz, Millie Deherrera, Joe T. Valdez Jr., Flora (Ernie) Montana, Liz Tenorio, Eleanor (Dimas) Vialpando; brothers-in-law, Eugene, Pete (Audrey), and Ted Gomez, Felix Gomez; also numerous nephews, nieces, family and friends. She was a prominent businesswoman, she owned and operated Carl's Drive-In Restaurant for 35 years. She was awarded the Latino Chamber of Commerce Business Women of the year, in 1984. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as fishing, and trips to Cripple Creek. Our deepest thanks to Hospice, especially Chris, Laura, Lanore, Cheryl, Carla, Milinda. Please make donations to Sangre De Christo Hospice. At the request of our beloved wife and mother, private services will be held for the immediate family only.

Gomez, Rosy
Rosy Gomez - Independent – August 12, 1927 - Rosy Gomez, 25, Walsenburg, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday after a three years siege with tuberculosis. Funeral services in charge of the Furphy Bros. mortuary were held from the Spanish-American Presbyterian church Monday. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery (unfinished).

Gomez, Seledon M. Sr.
Seledon M. Gomez Sr. - Huerfano World - October 22, 1970 - Seledon M. Gomez Sr., 68, of Walsenburg, died from a heart condition at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 1970 at his ranch near Turner, 10 miles northwest of Walsenburg. Gomez was found by his son, Leroy Gomez. Gomez had gone to the ranch about 8:00 a.m. to feed horses and cattle. Born Oct. 16, 1902 at Baditio, he died on his birthday. He was reared on the family ranch at Badito and has been a rancher all of his life, and was living at the ranch near Turner when he was married to the former Emma King. He continued the ranch operation after moving to Walsenburg in 1955 with the help of his sons. A member of St. Mary Church and the Coronado Club. Gomez is survived by his wife, Emma, Walsenburg; three sons, Seledon Gomez, Jr., Walsenburg, Gilbert Gomez, Pueblo, and Leroy Gomez, Denver; six daughters, Mrs. Mike Guerin and Mrs. John Medina, Pueblo, Mrs. Mike Romero, Denver, Mrs. Jerry Vigil, Miss Dorothy Gomez and Miss Dolores Gomez, all of Walsenburg; five brothers, Eugene Gomez, Oakland, Calif., Max Gomez, Denver, Pete and Carl Gomez, Pueblo, and Theodore Gomez, Gardner; two sisters, Mrs. Conrad Martinez and Mrs. Clovis Salazar, also of Gardner; 17 grandchildren numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of the Resurrection was offered Tuesday, at St. Mary Church. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Gomez, Sylvia Angelina
Sylvia Angelina Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2000 - Sylvia Angelina Gomez, 63, of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly March 20, 2000. Born in Rouse, formerly of Walsenburg. Preceded in death by husband, Levi Gomez, March 5, 1989; parents, Joe and Augustina Herrera; brother, Bennie Herrera, sister, Evelyn Alarid; father-in-law, Sacramento Gomez; brothers-in-law, Tom Martinez and August Roybal. Survived by children, Levi, Diane, Kenny "KJ" Gomez; daughter-in-law, Julie Reyes, Lesli Gomez; friend, Bubba DuMont; grandchildren, Kenny and Nicholas Gomez, Tori and Izzy Reyes; sisters, Stella Martinez, Rose (Louis) Cordova and Agnes Roybal; brother-in-law, Max Alarid; mother-in-law, Vitalia Gomez; and numerous family members and friends. Sylvia was a member of Holy Family Parish. Graduated from St. Mary High School of Walsenburg. Owner of PaPa G's Restaurant of Colorado Springs. Previously employed at State Hospital and Pueblo Police Department. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was much loved by her family. She enjoyed gambling, the Broncos and her grandchildren. Viewing Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. Rosary recitation Wednesday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday, 2 p.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gomez, Thomas
Thomas "Kelly" Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2004 - Thomas "Kelly" Gomez, 52, born March 7, 1952, passed away Dec. 15, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Gene; parents, Thomas and Josephine Gomez; and many dear friends. Survived by his children, Helen Schafer, Cathy (Eric Bowman) Coley and Kellie Gomez; grandchildren, Kohel and Paul Coley; brother, Richard (Thelma) Gomez; sister, Cecil (Ken) Douglas and family; nieces and nephews, Richard (Anna) Gomez, Juanita (Robert Rubio) Gomez and Paul Gomez. Kelly's words were that he lived, he passed and if you knew him you should already know the rest. Memorial Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the Mass.

Gomez, Thomas
Thomas "Tom" Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2004 - Thomas "Tom" Gomez, 84, a retired master plumber from the Mental Health Institute departed this life Jan. 13, 2004. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Dec. 16, 1919. He gave 35 years service to the institute's maintenance department. He was one of the founding members of the Colorado State Hospital Credit Union. He also worked to get state employees paid holidays, the 40-hour work week, and maternity leave for new mothers. He was very active in local politics. Preceded in death by his parents, Querino and Augustina Gonzalez Gomez; wife, Maria J. Martinez Gomez, in 1998. Survived by his children, Cecil (Ken) Douglas, Richard (Thelma) Gomez, Kelly Gomez; a sister, Alice (John) Guerrero; numerous grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church: vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Ben Bacino, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Gomez, Tillie
Tillie (Kotilda) Gomez – Rocky Mountain News – October 5, 2004 - On October 3, 2004, Tillie (Kotilda) Gomez, age 93, passed away in Denver, Colorado. She was born in Berwind, Colorado, in 1910. Her husband Barney Gomez, passed away in February 1972. She is survived by one sister, Ida Romero, who currently resides in Trinidad, her brother Victor Martinez of Colorado, Springs, her daughter Theodora (Teddy) Kirchner, Laramie, Wyoming, her son Cipriano Gomez, of Butler, Ohio, her son Leroy Gomez, of Hanover, Maryland, and her daughter Patricia Vigil, of Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in her death by her mother and father, Benita and Cipriano Martinez, of Apishipa, Colorado, and her sisters, Ida Martinez (Trinidad), Juanita Asevedo, (Denver), Rose Giron, (Denver), and her brother Max Martinez (Pueblo).

Gomez, Viola M.
Viola M. Gomez - Huerfano World Journal - April 17, 2009 - Viola M. Gomez, 72, of Walsenburg, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2009. Viola died of cancer, under hospice care, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 7, 1936 in Del Carbon, CO to Ben and Estella Martinez. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Lee and daughter, Laura Jean. Viola is survived by her husband of 49 years, Seledon; her brother, Wilfred (Marge) Martinez; her sister and best friend, Priscilla Sandoval; sons, Lawrence (Brenda) Gomez, Dale (Denise) Gomez; and four grandchildren, Jared, Sierra, Jordan and Matthew Martinez; and her special cousin, Shirley Ojeda. Viola retired after 24 ½ years of service working as secretary for Washington Elementary School in Walsenburg. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and will forever be remembered for her kindness and generosity. At her request, cremation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 am, Friday, April 17, 2009 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Gomez, Vitalia F.
Vitalia F. Gomez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2003 - Vitalia F. Gomez, 92, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 28, 2003. She was born April 9, 1910, in Ocate, N.M., to Samuel and Natividad (Duran) Fernandez. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sacramento; her parents; son, Levi; grandson, Levi Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Sylvia; sisters and brother, Berniece Hearring, Elisa Mascarenas, Ramona Aragon, Cordillia Moore, Lila Montoya, Matilda Fernandez and Carlos Fernandez. Vitalia is survived by her children, Sam, Andrew "Pepe," Steve (Peggy) Gomez, Priscilla (Charlie) Crull, Lydia (Gib) Satterlee, Leonella (Harry) Hanson and Eva (Elberto) Lopez, with whom she made her last home; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; daughters-in-law, Barbara Gomez and Dixie Gomez; and numerous other relatives and friends. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gomez-Salazar, Rose Mary
Rose Mary Gomez-Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2001 - Age 93, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord March 22, 2001. Born June 11, 1908, in Arroyo Hondo, N.M. Preceded in death by her first husband, Phillip Gomez; second husband, Eloy Salazar; one son, Henry James Gomez; also her parents, Juan De La Cruz and Genara Vialpando; two brothers, Ned Vialpando and Martin Vialpando; five sisters, Josephine Pando, Agueda Rael, Cora Autobee, Tillie Pando Trujillo and Helen Trujillo. Survived by brother, Mack (Ursie) Vialpando, Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Shirley (Lino) Maez, Pueblo; grandchildren, Henry James (Stefanie) Maez, Pueblo, Rodney Eugene (Sylvia) Maez, Pueblo, Alicia Juanita (David) Bautista, Pueblo West, and Leon Jose (Jada) Maez, Pueblo; survived by eight great- grandchildren; and by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives. Rose enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking and family gatherings. She was grandmother to all who knew her. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Rev. Jimmy Padilla. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Gondino, Ferdinand
Ferdinand Gondino – Durango Democrat – December 18, 1901 – Two miners, Carlo Fillippo and Ferdinando Gaudino, were suffocated in a coal mine at Trinidad Saturday night. Note: Ferdinand Gondino is listed as dead in a mining accident, December 14, 1901. Ferdinand Gondino: Italian, two years mining experience, single. He was a miner in the Eagle Mine; death was caused by a “fall of top coal.” Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” He was listed in the newspapers as Ferdinando Gaudino.



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