The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

NOTE: Please use your BACK button to return to where you were.


Groate, Frank
Frank Groate – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: Frank Groate is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. Frank Groate: American, age 26, married. He was a “machine runner” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster. Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as Frank Groatez and Frank Groat.

Grobe, Jean
Jean Grobe - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2005 - Jean Grobe, 73, passed away on Feb. 2, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Grobe of 52 years; son, Gregg Grobe and his wife Sarah; daughters, Gina Doherty and husband, Gary; Gail Barker and husband, Brad, and their two children, Ashley and Brandon, who were the light of their Grandma's life. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for all of their kindness and care for Jean, and their guidance for the family. If friends desire, donations may be made in Jean's name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005, (719) 542-0032. The family will hold a private service at Roselawn Cemetery on Friday. Friends and family are invited to visit the Grobe home from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, to share memories of Jean's life.

Groeneveld, David J.
David J. Groeneveld - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 8, 2007 - January 20, 1954 - November 2, 2007 David J. Groeneveld passed away unexpectedly November 2, 2007. He was born in Sioux Falls, SD and raised near Humboldt, SD. The family moved to Colorado Springs in 1962. David graduated from Doherty High School. David was a member of Carpenter's Local Union 515 for nearly 30 years and was employed as a carpenter superintendent on many commercial projects in Colorado. His greatest joy was his children and family. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Groeneveld, and brother Mark, who passed away September 1, 2007. David is survived by sons Sam and Ben, former wife Karen, mother Mavis Groeneveld, Pueblo West, CO, sister Cheryl Burbank (Dave), Alexandria, MN, brother Thad, Colorado Springs, and friend Albert Saenz, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Memorial Service to be held 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Drive, off of Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Grogan, E. O.
E. O. Grogan - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 9, 1913 - Scaffold Drops; Two Killed - Pueblo, May 5 - Fred Leeds, a painter, and E. O. Grogan, recently of Evansville, a workman employed on the Thatcher building now under construction, were killed this morning when the scafford [sic] on which they were working fell with them and they were precipitated to the ground. Leeds' neck was broken. His home was in Denver.

Grogan, John
John Grogan – Castle Rock Journal – February 15, 1893 – John Grogan and John Morrissey were burned to death in a small saloon in Bessemer Tuesday night.

Grogan, Paula Winifred
Paula Winifred Grogan – Huerfano World – May 20, 2004 - Paula Winifred Grogan passed away May 4, 2004. She was born May 9, 1941 in Laramie, WY. She was 62. Paula is survived by her husband, Wayne Grogan; one older brother, Clay (Shirley) Knight, of Derby, KS; niece, Karen Atencio, of Arvada, OK; nephew, Andy (Alice) Knight, of Bennett, CO; two aunts and two uncles in Oklahoma and one aunt in Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline Prochazka and James Arnold Knight. Paula enjoyed sewing, painting pictures and embroidering. She also loved bird watching. Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grome, Richard
Richard Grome - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 3, 1911 - Stricken suddenly while talking with companions, Richard Grome, aged 48, fell dead in Trinidad.

Groom, Hannah
Mrs. Hannah Groom - Huerfano World - June 1, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1897: Mrs. Hannah Groom died. The mother of Mrs. J.S. McHarg, she was born in England in 1811.

Grooms, Lucille Marie
Lucille Marie Grooms - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1999 - Lucille Marie Grooms, 84, lifetime Fowler resident died Wednesday, May 5,1999, at Fowler Health Care Center. Preceded in death by her husband, Wm. E. "Bill" Grooms. Survived by her three children, Billee (Bob) Harris of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Jacque Fosdick of Fowler and Bob (Terry) Grooms of La Junta- eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services, 10a.m. Saturday at Fowler Christian Church. Burial, Fowler Cemetery.

Gross, Gustave A.
Gustave A. Gross - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1984 - Gustave A. Gross, Pueblo resident since 1965, late of 701 W. 13th, passed away July 18, 1984. Mr. Gross is survived by his wife, Betty Gross, of the family home, four daughters, two sons, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. At his request, no services will be held. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to a memorial fund in his name in care of the funeral home office.

Gross, Katheryn
Katheryn Gross - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1978 - Boies Almont - Katheryn Gross of La Veta, August 31, 1978. Sister of Thomas and John Kmetz; aunt of Miss Karen Kmetz, Mrs. Lenore Stigall and Miss Arline Smirch, all of La Veta. Survived also by other nieces and nephews. Celebration of Memorial Mass 10 a.m., Saturday, Christ the King, La Veta.

Gross, Lon Myles
Lon “Lonni” Myles Gross - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Lon “Lonni” Myles Gross, 73, passed away March 12, 2005. He is preceded in death by Marie Gross; his mother, Leona Washburn; father, Ancel “Tom” Gross; sister, Marcella Hollifield; brother, Johnny Gross; sister, Rosetta Casey. Lonni is survived by his wife, Charlotte Gross; daughter, Angelika (Charley) Keck; son, Lon (Shelly) Gross II; son, Hans Eric Gross; sister, Iris Leek; cousin, Jan Elam; grandchildren, Christopher, Brandun, Jessica, Ashley, Michelle; uncle, Clayburn Chaney; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Lonni was a life member of VFW No. 4061, FOE No. 145, Pueblo German Club, Denver and Rio Grande Veterans Club. He worked for the Denver Rio Grande Railroad for 36 years, retiring in 1992. He had a great love for music. A special thank you to Fuente de Vida Hospice for their love and care of Lonni. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005; both to be held at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Gross, Maxine L.
Maxine L. Gross - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2000 - Maxine L. Gross, 84, passed away Oct. 24, 2000. Predeceased by her husband, Edward W. Gross; and son, James A. Gross. Mother of Edward L. "Fast Eddie" Gross and Helen (Gary) Vertrees, both of Pueblo; and daughter-in-law, Susan Gross of Colorado Springs. Grandmother to Tim, Dennis, Shannon, and Reid Kelley, and Adam, Lisa and Sara Gross. Great-grandmother to Shelby and Clint Kelley and Trinity Gross. Maxine was a devoted mother and active volunteer in her community. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild for the past 35 years. She was also an active volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin hospital for the past 40-plus years. Viewing, Thursday, noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Friday, 11 a.m., St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter's Memorial Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office in memory of Maxine.

Gross, Mildred M.
Mildred M. (Blunn) Gross - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2002 - Mildred M. (Blunn) Gross, 94, went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2002. Born and raised in Pueblo, she graduated from Centennial High School in 1926. After working at Crews-Beggs for 18 years, Mildred settled in the Boulder area and was employed by Mountain Bell until she retired in 1973. Twenty-nine years of service with the telephone company afforded her membership in the Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Gross thoroughly enjoyed participating in the benevolent functions of the organization for 34 years and was a longtime member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Herbert “Barney” Gross. Survived by her brother, Elmer (Betty) Blunn; niece, Verona “Ronnie” McKinney; nephew, Allan (Marilyn) Blunn; and several generations of other nieces and nephews who always considered her to be their second grandmother. She was well loved and appreciated for her sweet spirit and generous heart and will be greatly missed. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, at the Belmont Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Mildred's name be made to the Belmont Church of the Nazarene, 1702 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001, or the Southern Colorado Club Telephone Pioneers, c/o Dorothy Fulton, secretary, 2521 Catalpa, Pueblo, CO 81001.

Gross, Pete
Pete Gross - Huerfano World - December 13, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1954: Pete Gross, born in 1889 and a La Veta resident for 40 years, died while working on the new home of his brother-in-law John Kmetz. [Editor's Note: Pete Gross died December 14, 1954. Obituary listed World Independent, December 14 and 15, 1954, Page 1.]

Grossman, Lonnie Edward
Lonnie Edward Grossman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1986 - Lonnie Edward Grossman of 1000 Hickory passed away Jan. 8, 1986. Husband of Bonnie Grossman of the family home. Father of Nancy Rose Grossman, family home; Pauline (Charles) Grady, Bartlesville, Okla.; Katherine Irene (James) Pond, Keller, Texas, and Sarah Jean (Neil) Dyer, Idabel, Okla. Grand father of Delia Maria Grady, Bartlesville; and brother of Howard Grossman, Dearing, Kan., and Ledda Hicks, Delaware, Okla. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, William Grossman. A Pueblo resident for 45 years, Mr. Grossman was a member of the Aspen Club and was self-employed as a well driller for 30 years until his retirement in November 1981. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, will be conducted by the Rev. Jerry Swint. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at 708 E. Second after the service.

Grosso, Bertha
Bertha "Bertie" Grosso - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2004 - Bertha "Bertie" Grosso, age 75, born Nov. 25, 1928, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away May 20, 2004, after a very lengthy illness with Alzheimer's disease. Preceded in death by her parents, John. L. and Mary C. Culig; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Culig. Survived by her husband of 49 years, James P. Grosso; and children, Lisa (Craig) Shomaker, James Grosso and John (Marisa) Grosso. Grandmother of Jason, Tyler and Quintin Shomaker and Chloe, Anna Claire and Toby Grosso. Also survived by her brother, Jack (Shirley) Culig; brother-in-law, William (Patricia) Grosso, Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous relatives and friends. Bertie attended Pueblo Catholic Schools and Loretto Heights College. She worked as a dietitian at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Pueblo Dietetic Association and the First Theresian of America. Bertie was a longtime, dedicated volunteer at SRDA and was a recipient of the Pueblo Business Woman of the Year Award. Viewing, 1 to 3 p. m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, officiated by Monsignor Ervin J. Schmitt, followed by cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Bertie's memory.

Grosvenor, George A.
George A. Grosvenor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2001 - George A. Grosvenor passed away Sept. 20, 2001, at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife, Billie of the family home; and two sons, George (Doris) Of West Columbia, Texas, and Paul (Patricia) of Littleton, Colo.; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He graduated from the University of Colorado in the class of 1934 and played professional football for four seasons before coming to Pueblo in 1938; where he coached football, basketball and track at Centennial High School for four years. In June 1942, he went to work for CF&I Steel. After 30 years' employment there, he retired as superintendent of steel production. He then went to Monterey, Mexico, for three-and-a-half years as consultant for Fundidora Steel. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Ephraim Radner officiating. Inurnment will follow at Ascension Episcopal Garden Columbarium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Ranch or a charity of donor's choice in care of the funeral home office.

Grosvenor, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Grosvenor - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1997 - Margaret Ann Grosvenor, 58, passed away June 24, 1997. Survived by her parents, Harold and Margaret Hime of Pueblo- children, Paula (Alex) Mitchell and Linda (Tim) Mitchell, both of Pueblo West- brother, Richard (Shirley) Hime of Pueblo- and grandson, Timothy Mitchell. Born on Nov. 6, 1938, in Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 1997, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1201 E. Seventh St., with the Rev. Richard Long officiating.

Grosz, Darlene Frances
Darlene Frances Grosz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 1998 - Darlene Frances Grosz, 71, of Pueblo West passed away June 12, 1998. Born June 28, 1926, in Lincoln, Neb. Survived by her husband of 22 years, Elmer- brother, Frank (Roberta) Wiggins, Lincoln, Neb.- and sisters, Ida Mae (Irvin) Hall, Northglenn, Colo., and Virginia of Las Vegas, Nev. , 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Pueblo West.

Grotberg, Carol E.
Carol E. Grotberg - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1998 - Carol E. Grotberg, 68, passed away Dec. 12, 1998, at St, Mary-Corwin Hospital following a brief illness. A Pueblo resident since 1967, she was born March 27, 1930, in International Falls, Minn. She was a homemaker who believed in family. She was always there for her grandchildren, she taught them about life and being a good and citizen and productive in their community. When time permitted, she enjoyed going to Cripple Creek, bingo sessions, playing canasta. Preceded in death by her parents, Augustave and Gladys Bloom- also her husband, Ervin Grotberg, in 1984- son-in-law, Anthony Gary Trujillo. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Judy Grotberg, Pamela (Mike) Heald, Gladys Trujillo, Ervin Grotberg, Ernest Grotberg, Gary Grotberg, Kelly Grotberg, Keith Grotberg, Larry Grotberg, Daniel Grotberg- siblings, Sharon (Richard) Mandary, Velma Cookie" (Larry) Bussinger, Linda Brown, Lloyd Bones" (Mary) Bloom, Frank Brown- 12 grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- special adopted family, the DeSalvo family- special adopted granddaughter, Shelly- numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, Tuesday, noon until 7 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, Pastor Dion B. Herrera officiating. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 2016 E. Fourth St.

Groth, Clarence
Clarence Groth - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2001 - Clarence Groth, 81, passed away Sept. 26, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 27, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., to Eric and Ellen Groth, who preceded him along with his brothers, Edward and Albert Groth. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Helen Groth; children, Susan (Bill) Plymell, John (Margo) Groth, Janet (Bill) Orpet and Tim Groth; and seven grandchildren also survive. He was in the Coast Guard and a survivor of Pearl Harbor, where he received Japanese code. After receiving his master's degree from the University of Nebraska, he spent 37 years as a social worker at Fort Lyon VA Medical Center. He was a member of the La Junta United Methodist Church, Arkansas Valley Radio Club, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, lifetime member of the University of Nebraska Alumni and an avid accordion player. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Graveside service, 9 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, La Junta United Methodist Church, corner of San Juan and Sixth Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the La Junta United Methodist Church or the Son Rise Church in his memory.

Grout, Donald Caplinger
Donald Caplinger Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1945 - Donald Caplinger Grout at hospital, Wednesday, July 25. Husband of Mrs. Margaret Grout, of the family home, 1101 E. 12th St.; father of Gretchen Grout; son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Grout, Penrose, Colo.; brother of Harold L. Grout, U.S. Army overseas; Barbara and Elizabeth Grout, Penrose, Colo.; Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, Grand Island, Neb., Mrs. Ruth Lock, Penrose. Member of the Assembly of God.

Grout, Ebenezer
Ebenezer Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1942 - Ebenezer Grout Dies At Age 94 - Ebenezer Spofford Grout died at his home, 818 East Tenth Street Wednesday morning. He would have been 95 years old in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Grout celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last May. They came to this section of Colorado in 1889, and settled on what was called the "Little Muddy," where they lived many years. Mr. Grout was a member of the First Congregational Church. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Emmie Grout; children, Mrs. Lizzie Gilbert and Miss Stella Grout, Pueblo; William Grout, Penrose and Mrs. Dorothy Young, Colorado Springs. Mr. Grout was the grandfather of 15, including Mrs. Pete Hughes and Paul Grout of Pueblo, and the great-grandfather of 12. Mr. and Mrs. Grout came to Colorado in 1873 and were married in Greeley in 1875. He came from New Hampshire, Mrs. Grout from Illinois.

Grout, Emmie Lowther
Emmie Lowther Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1943 - Mrs. Emmie Lowther Grout, at 818 East 10th, Thursday, Aug., 12. Mother of Mrs. Zama Finlay, Mrs. Lizzie Gilbert and Miss Stella Grout, all of Pueblo; William Grout, Penrose, Colo.; Mrs. Dorothy Young, Colorado Springs; grandmother of 15, including Mrs. Pete Hughes, Miss Dorothy and Paul Grout, all of Pueblo. Great-grandmother of 13. Member of the First Congregational church. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Davis Mortuary Chapel. To Roselawn.

Grout, Lucy J.
Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1966 - Lucy J. Grout, Jun 21, 1966. Wife of William T. Grout and mother of Mrs. Betty SNOOK, with whom the couple lived at 815 Van Buren; Paul W. Grout, Pueblo; Harold L. Grout, Florence, Colo.; Mrs. Barbara B. Brinlee, Denver; Arthur Grout, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Mrs. Ruth Lock, Wheatland, Wyo.; and Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, San Bernardino, Calif. Grandmother of 22; great-grandmother of six. Sister of Leon and Reuben Williams, both of Pueblo, and Mrs. Emma Gehrke, Upper Lake, Calif. Fremont County and Pueblo resident since 1913. Mr. and Mrs. GROUT were married in 1913. Services 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel. To Roselawn.

Grout, Paul G.
Paul G. Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 1997 - Paul G. Grout, of Pueblo, born May 2, 1941, departed this life on Aug. 3, 1997. He is survived by his parents, Paul W. and Hilda Grout- sister, Merry (Joe) Castor of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.- wife, Patricia Grout- children, Steven Grout of the family home, Dave (Liz) Grout of Anaheim, Calif., Vicki (Daryl) Murphy, Moriarty, N.M.- grandchildren, Cynthia Smith, Jeff Smith, Dylan Grout- and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Grout was employed by the Colorado Department of Transportation since 1962 as a land surveyor, he was a member of the following organizations: American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Institute of Navigation, Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado (SCPLS), Elks BPOE Lodge No. 90, Advisor for the University of Southern Colorado Survey Program, Advisor for Trinidad Junior College Survey Program and many other organizations. Paul, a member of the Disciples of Christ (Christian) Church, served in various leadership positions. He also served as a volunteer for many years for Bay Scouts of America. Funeral service, Thursday, 3 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The body will lie in state before service, Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul Grout Memorial Fund (SCPLS), 2301 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81003, in his memory.

Grout, Paul W.
Paul W. Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2004 - Paul W. Grout, 88, departed this life Feb. 10, 2004 to be with our Lord. He was born in Rye, Colo., July 16, 1915. Resided in Pueblo, Colo. area for 82 years. Resided in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. at time of his death. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Lucy Grout and son, Paul G. Grout. Also preceded by brothers Raymond, Donald, Harold and Art Grout. Survived by his Wife Hilda and daughter, Merry (Joe) Castor, granddaughter, Vicki Grout and grandsons, Steven (Dolly), and David Grout, Todd, Brent (Bev) and Robert (Cheryl) Castor, and several great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters, Ruth Lock and Betty Snook of Wheatland, Wyo., Barbara (Jerry) McDonald of Holiday, Fla., and Dorothy Mitchell of Florence, Colo., numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was a World War II veteran and retired from the CF&I. A devoted husband and father, he will be greatly missed. Family viewing 9:15 a.m. at Roselawn Chapel, 1706 Roselawn Road, and services at 10 a.m. with Rev. Larry Smith officiating, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004.

Grout, Raymond Gilbert
Raymond Gilbert Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1924 - Raymond Gilbert Grout, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grout, died at Avondale May 25. Funeral today from 818 East Tenth Street, by United Davis-Vories.

Grout, Stella S.
Miss Stella S. Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1958 - Miss Stella S. Grout, 72, Retired Teacher, Dies. Miss Stella S. Grout a well-known retired Pueblo school teacher, died early Saturday morning after a long illness. Miss Grout was born March 26, 1888 in Idaho Springs. Her first four years of teaching were spent in rural schools at Graneros, Banner and Abbey. In 1914 she became a member of Dist. 20 faculty and in succeeding years taught at Carlisle, Lake View, and Edison schools. She went to Central High School in 1925. She was head of mathematics department there for 20 years proceeding her retirement in 1948. "She was a fine teacher," commented John Dunlap, Dist. 60 Superintendent. "She loved kids, she loved mathematics and she loved to teach." Miss Grout was a member of the Pueblo Retired Teachers' Club, the American Assn. of University Women, the Pueblo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the First Congregational Church and several church societies. Survived by sister Lizzie G. Gilbert who lived at the family home, 818 E. 10th. Two other sisters, Mrs. Zama Finlay of Millburn, N.J., and Mrs. Dorothy Young of Colorado Springs and a brother, William Grout of Penrose, also survive. Miss Grout had lived in Pueblo for 68 years. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Mortuary. Rev. William Wayne Allen will officiate. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Grout, William T.
William T. Grout - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1974 - William T. Grout, Aug. 18, 1974, at a local hospital after a short illness. Late of 2611 Jones. Father of Mrs. Betty Snook and Harold L. Grout both of 815 Van Buren, where the family may be contacted. Also father of Paul W. Grout Sr., Pueblo; Mrs. Barbara B. Brinlee, Longmont, Colo.; Arthur C. Grout, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Mrs. Ruth Lock, Wheatland, Wyo., and Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, San Bernardino, Calif. Grandfather of 22; great-grandfather of 21. Brother of Mrs. Dorothy Young, Colorado Springs. Member of Penrose (Colo.) Baptist Church. Born Nov. 2, 1882, in Idaho Springs, Colo. Pueblo County resident since 1896. Retired farmer at Penrose. His wife Lucy J. Grout, died in 1966 and son, Donald C. Grout, in 1945. Services 3 p.m. Tuesday Davis Memorial Chapel, with Rev. James Malley, pastor of Pueblo Christian Center, officiating. To Roselawn.

Grove, Al
Al Grove - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1986 - Al Grove of 25380 Preston Rd., Nov. 20, 1986. Husband of JoAnn Grove. Father of Mindy and Leanna Grove of the family home, Angela and Brandon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon G. Grove, Pueblo. Son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pauletich, Pueblo. Brother-in-law of Audrey Pauletich and Christine Pauletich, both of Denver; John (Debbie) Pauletich, Mark Pauletich, David Pauletich and Cincy (Rick) Pryor, all of Pueblo. Uncle of Holly Pryor, Pueblo, Grandson-in-law of Christine Pauletich, Denver, and Anna Gum, Pueblo. He graduated from South High School in 1970 and was a member of Front Range Antique Power Association and the Teamsters Union. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Steranka, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baylor University (for Alcohol Research) in care of JoAnn Grove, 1911 Ridgewood Lane, Pueblo, Colo., 81005. The family will receive Mends at the chapel after the services.

Grove, Jean P.
Jean P. Grove - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2001 - Longtime Pueblo resident, passed away March 9, 2001. Preceded in death by husbands, Frank G. Palladino and Arthur E. Grove; sister-in-law, Veronica DeRose; and brother-in-law, Bruno DeRose. Survived by nieces and nephews, Dr. Edward J. and Neta DeRose, Sel and Vivian Elizondo, Dr. Rudy and Berni Padula, Alfred J. and Rose Schiavoni, Mary Lou Keating; and sister in-law, Jada Willard. Mrs. Grove resided in Pueblo for 50 years and was a loyal member of Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Pius X churches. Service will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral on March 13 at 10 a.m. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 7 Glen Eagle Court, Pueblo, CO 81001, in memory of Mrs. A.E. Grove. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Grover, Charles George
Charles George Grover - Huerfano World - January 24, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1954: Charles George Grover of Alamosa, a brakeman for the Denver and Rio Grande, fell under a train and was instantly killed about one mile west of La Veta.

Grover, Charlotte Strieby
Charlotte Strieby Grover - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 17, 2007 - Charlotte Strieby Grover -October 25, 1924 - June 1, 2007. Charlotte passed away peacefully at the Odyssey House in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the early evening on June 1, 2007. Daughter of Oscar L. and Charlotte Strieby, she was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, graduating from Pueblo Centennial High School and continuing her education at Colorado College and the University of Colorado in Boulder. In Denver, Charlotte found her niche as a real estate agent and founded her brokerage firm, DeMeritt Realty. After an active professional career, Charlotte retired with her husband, attorney Charles E. Grover. She relocated permanently to Colorado Springs upon his death. Charlotte was dearly loved and will be missed by her daughter, Annette DeMeritt, her close friends Macie and Frank Chadwick and the family of Robert A. Strieby. A Celebration of Charlotte's life will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 30, 2007 in the Swan Law Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation under Charlotte's name to the charity of your choice.

Grover, Ethel L.
Ethel L. Grover - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2006 - Ethel L. Grover, 82, passed away Jan. 22, 2006. Survived by her children, Loretta (Jim) Combs, Linda (Bud) Rezen, Susie (Dana) Blevins, Betty (Arthur) Caddick, Richard Grover; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in Longmont, Colo.

Grover, Paul
Paul Grover - Huerfano World - January 5, 1995 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1916: Died, Fred Caddell in a mining accident; Alex Hamilton, a resident of over 30 years; Paul Grover, 25, an employee of Huerfano Trading Company the past two years. [Editor's Note: Paul Grover died on or about January 6, 1916. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, January 6, 1916.]

Groves, Alfred H.
Alfred H. Groves - Pueblo Chieftain - November 6, 2004 - Alfred H. Groves passed away Nov. 4, 2004, at his home in Pueblo. Al was born Oct. 3, 1922, to Loren and Anna Groves in Pueblo and had been a lifelong resident. He enjoyed woodworking, was a lifetime member of the Good Sam's Club and was employed by the D&RGW Railroad for 41 years before his retirement. Al was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and son-in-law, Donald Dittmar. His survivors include his wife, Marylou Groves; children, Robert (Carol), Edward (Nancy), Deborah Dittmar and James (Sue) Groves; grandchildren, Christopher, Jeremaiah, Steven, Lorianna, Cashmere, Carl, David and Kelsey; his adopted grandson, Joel Dixon; three great-grandchildren; as well as his sister, Dorothy Campbell; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Groves will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004 at the mortuary. Cremation will follow in the Davis Crematory.

Groves, Donella
Donella Groves - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 2002 - Donella Groves, 61, of Colorado City, passed away Oct. 31, 2002. Survived by her husband, Edward Groves, of the family home; sons, Randy Hartje of Fountain, Colo., James (Heather) Hartje of Tucson, Ariz., and John (Angela) Hartje of Chesterfield Township, Mich.; siblings, James (JoAnn) Gibson of Flint, Mich., Kathryn Wertman of Tucson, Ariz., and Betty Wilcox of Flint, Mich.; grandsons, Joshua, Taylour and Preston Hartje; many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Madge Gibson; and brother, Charles C. Gibson Jr. Donella was born April 6, 1941, in Flint, Mich. She was a certified nurse's assistant at Westwind Campus of Care. Donella was a loving person and her family came first. She was everybody's rock. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Commissioned Lay Minister Sally Foulks officiating. Interment will follow in the Colorado City Cemetery.

Groves, Jessie J.
Jessie J. Groves - The Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1928 -  Jessie J. Groves, age 58 yeas and a resident of Pueblo for the past 35 years, died at a local hospital Saturday morning, August 11.  He is survived by one brother, John L. Groves, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret A. Merrill, both of Pueblo.  The funeral services will take place at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, August 13, from the chapel of the Davis Mortuary.  Submitted by Cathy Lampshire.

Groves, Nancy
Nancy Groves - Pueblo Daily Chieftain - May 11, 1899 - Wednesday, May 10, 1899, at her late residence, 617 West Thirteenth Street, Mrs. Nancy Groves, aged 65 years, mother of Mrs. J. K. Hoel and Mrs. H. Smith.  Funeral from the house Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Submitted by Cathy Lampshire.

Groves, Olen A.
Olen A. Groves - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2000 - Olen A. Groves, 93, passed away April 28, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Thelma; his brother, Glenn; and sister, Lorraine Stout. Survived by his daughters, Maxine Swearingen and Olene (William) Greenwood, both of Pueblo; his special friend, Bud Swearingen; sisters, Lorma Marcotte, Doris Neu, Ilene Slaughter, and Hazel Phelps; grandchildren, Ricky (Kathy) Buck, Jerry (Debbie) Swearingen and Tracey (Darlene) Swearingen, all of Pueblo, Heidi (Frank) Lynch, Kristy and Chuck Greenwood, all of Denver. Also survived by numerous great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Olen was a painter for the city and the business agent for the painters union in Pueblo. He was a lifetime member of Elks and a member of Eagles. Viewing will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service will be held Monday, 2 p.m., Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family and guests will be received at the home of Bill and Olene Greenwood following the services.

Grow, Chester Gravath
Chester Gravath Grow - Huerfano World - December 9, 1999 - Chester Gravath Grow, 85, of Gardner, died Dec. 4, 1999. Born to the late Earl Winfield and Elsie Gravath Grow, on Nov. 15, 1914, in a semi-dugout claim shack in eastern Montana, he remembered his childhood vividly and wrote many stories of those times. He graduated from, Glendive High School in 1932 and from Los Angeles Chiropractic College in 1942 and earned at BA in psychology at Wichita State University in 1954. He was married in 1942 in Los Angeles to Alice Handforth of Ossining, NY. They had four children of which three died. Mr. Grow is survived by his wife, Alice of Gardner; a son, Tom; a brother, Allen, Enid, MT; two sisters, Dorothy Barnhart, Dickinson, ND, and Lois Jannson, Coeur D'Alene, ID; and two grandchildren. Cremation.

Gruchacz, Tadeusz
Dr. Tadeusz Gruchacz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2004 - Dr. Tadeusz Gruchacz. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Gruetzmacher, Edna I.
Edna I. Gruetzmacher - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Passed away Feb. 15 in Pueblo. Services will be held later this week in Norwood, Minn.

Grumann, Matt G.
Matt G. Grumann - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2003 - Matt G. Grumann, 93, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 14, 2003 in Enid, OK. Predeceased by brother Ben Grumann; son, Robert F. Grumann and Son-in-law, Judge Phillip J. Cabibi. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marianne "Marny". Children; Beverly Grumann (Jerry) Olson, Minot, ND; Lois Cabibi (Sam) Cocharo, Pueblo, CO, Matt (Ann) Grumann Jr., Colorado Springs, CO and Mary (Craig) Langley, Enid, OK. Grandchildren; Scott (Ann) Grumann, Colorado Springs, CO; Steve (Terilyn) Grumann, Minneapolis, MN; Rob Grumann, Pueblo West, CO; Susan (James) Benesch, Fowler, CO; Lori Smith, Colorado Springs, CO; Tom Cabibi, Denver, CO; Eric (Amy) Grumann, Denver, CO; Paul Grumann, Denver, CO; Jennifer Grumann, Denver, CO; Anna Langley, Enid, OK., and Clay Langley of Enid, OK. Also survived by 7-1/2 Great-grandchildren. All of whom miss him so very much, already. At his request, cremation. Funeral Mass, Feb. 19th, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Enid, OK.

Grund, Charles
Charles Grund - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 10, 1917 - Self-Inflicted Wound Proves Fatal - Pueblo - Charles Grund died at a local hospital from a self-inflicted bullet wound. Grund came from Deadwood, S.D., to effect reconciliation with his wife, from whom he was separated. Mrs. Grund refused to return to her husband, and he shot her and then himself. Mrs. Grund is still in the hospital but will recover.

Grundy, Stanley Hilton
Stanley Hilton Grundy – Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2009 - Stanley Hilton Grundy, 80, left this earth peacefully on August 7, 2009, after a brief but heroic battle with esophageal cancer. Preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Hazel Grundy; sister, Patty (Edward) Stock; and half brother, Howard Walters (Clara). He is survived by his wife, Barbara Chlo: two daughters, Barbara (Mike) and Stephanie; three sons, Stan (Susan) , Ed, and Paul (Clara); six grandchildren, Kristen, Kenny, Connor , Christopher, Adam, and Michael; sisters-in-law, Joy Kenworthy and Shirley Humble; and numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Born April 3, 1929, Stanley was a life long resident of Pueblo, Colo. He and Barbara Chlo met in Pueblo and were happily married for 56 years. He graduated from Central High School in 1947 and worked at the CF&I Steel Company for 40 years, before retiring in 1986. Stanley was also a 58-year member of the Masonic Silver State Lodge No. 95. Stanley always lived life to its fullest. His hobbies included music, master gardening, and cooking. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and family. He had a true passion for his wife and family, and for his many wonderful friends. He enjoyed daily morning coffee with several close friends, and grew beautiful flowers in his large garden just to share with others. Before his illness, he frequently delivered his Dahlias to staff and patients at St. Mary Corwin hospital for all to enjoy. He loved to help others and add a measure of happiness to their lives with his ready smile and outgoing cheer. Stanley attended the First Church of the Nazarene for many years. He is loved and will be missed by all. Viewing from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will conclude with Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge #95, A.F. & A.M. Private concluding services at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be posted at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Welfare and Protection Society or the First Church of the Nazarene in Pueblo, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003

Gruntmeir, James E.
James E. Gruntmeir - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1999 - James E. Gruntmeir, 63, of Wiley, Colo., died Oct. 29, 1999. Vigil\prayer service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at St. Francis de Sales\Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Lamar, Colo. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Valley Memorial-Lamar. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. (CST) Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Okarche, Okla. Burial, Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, Okla. Memorial contributions to St. Francis de Sales Church.

Grurrich, Mat
Mat Grurrich - Bayfield Blade - February 29, 1912 - Mat Grurrich, a miner, was almost instantly killed at Rugby in a rock slide.

Grusonik, Anna
Anna Grusonik - Huerfano World - May 17, 1990 - Anna Grusonik died May 6, 1990, in Cherry Valley NY. She lived in Gordon coal camp in Huerfano County along with her parents, brothers and sisters before moving to Cherry Valley in 1930. She is survived by a brother Paul, two sisters Mary of the family home and Gale Anteman of Scotia, NY. Memorial mass will be said in Walsenburg on June 10 at 10 a.m. from St. Mary Church. Cremation and burial was in Cherry Valley, NY.

Grusonik, Joseph
Joseph Grusonik - Huerfano world - December 7, 1989 - Former Huerfano Joseph Grusonik of Roseboom, NY, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1989, at his home. He was 95. Mr. Grusonik, formerly of Gordon, was born Mar. 12, 1894, in Terbovije, Yugoslavia. He worked in the former Woodland Museum in Cooperstown, NY. He was a member of the SNPJ Society Lodge #688 of Dorloo, NY. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Herman Anteman, Scotia, NY and Mary and Anna Grusonik, both of Roseboom, a brother, Paul Grusonik, Roseboom and several cousins.

Please e-mail comments and suggestions to Karen Mitchell
© 1997 - 2015 Karen Mitchell