The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Head, Audrey Lea
Audrey Lea Schockey Head - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 8, 2008 - January 8, 1928 - January 3, 2008 Audrey Lea "Pat"(Schockey) Head age 79, was called home to be with her Lord January 3, 2008. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She was born January 8, 1928, in Independence, Kansas to Charles and Ruby (Gordon) Schockey, who are both deceased. She married the love of her life, Jack Paul Head, on April 4, 1945, in Raton, New Mexico. She is survived by two sons Roy (Pat) and Jeremy Head, and three daughters Sharon "Micki" (LeRoy) Allen of Colorado Springs, Gwen (John) Hammelev of Colorado Springs, and Leah (Dave) Morgera of Castle Rock, CO. Pat was not only a loving wife and mother of six children, but was a grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters EvaDell (Herbert) Caudill of Hamilton, OH, Cheryl Lewis of Colorado Springs, and Glenda Watkins of Jacksonville, FL. She is also survived by her two brothers, Gary (Shirley) Schockey of Colorado City, and Larry (Peggy) Schockey of Monte Vista, CO. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Paul Head, her son, Charles "Chuck" Head and a brother, Gordon Dale Schockey; two sisters Donna Jo Scmohl, and Ruby Kay Thomas; and a grandson Russell Head. Pat was a longtime resident of Colorado Springs. She was the founder of Christian Deaf Church and served as an interpreter throughout Colorado Springs and the surrounding states. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80918. The celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9th at the Mountain View Chapel with Stan Sack and Tim Thurston officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Head, Delvin Gene
Delvin Gene Head - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2002 - Passed away April 5, 2002. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and brother. He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Georgene (John) Kruzel; sons, Alan (Rosanne) Head, Patrick (Sally) Head and Martin Head; step-sons Brandy, Robert (Valerie) Mace; sister-in-law, Myrna Leri; and mother-in-law, Betty Liggett. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friends, Bob Kapus, Floyd and Lloyd Laughlin, Chester Craig, Allen Futamata, George Blanchfield, Frank Remiatte and Grace Burke; and cousin, Dick Fine. The family would like to thank Dr. Marlow Sloan and his caring staff and the staff at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care and comfort during Delvin's illness. A very special thank you to Sheryl, his nurse, for her dedication and compassion to Delvin and his family. Delvin served four years in the U.S. Navy and was a retired Fire Chief from the PDA. He was also a 32nd degree member of the Masonic Silver State Lodge No. 95. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Delvin's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Pueblo, CO 81004. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Head, Georgia L.
Georgia L. Head - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2002 - Age 62, was called to heaven April 23, 2002. Survived by her loving husband, J. Gary Head; children, Brenda (Steve) Wait, Alan (Anette) Owens, Becky (Bobby) Johnson Jr., Richard (Sally) Owens; stepchildren, John (Patty) Head and Donna Head; father-in-law, Donald Head; brothers, Don and Dean Huddleston; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Graveside service in Sunrise Slope at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 10 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Jurgen Pampus officiating.

Head, John B.
John B. Head - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - John B. Head, born on Nov. 12, 1912, passed away Aug. 26, 1997. Preceded in death by his son, John L. Head- brother, Mike Head. Survived by his bride of 61 years, Sylvia R. Head- granddaughter, Natalie (Rick) Craig- brother, Don Head- sister, Maude Fine. Mr. Head was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Congregation. He was a farmer his entire life, and after retiring worked for Bert Hartman for 12 years. He also loved fishing and the outdoors. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will greet friends after the service at Imperial Reception Hall. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Head, Sylvia R.
Sylvia R. Head - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1997 - Sylvia R. Head, born Sept. 3, 1914, in Beaver, Okla., passed away Dec. 17, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, John B. Head on Aug. 26, 1997- son, John L. Head, March 14, 1989. Survived by her granddaughter, Natalie (Rick) Craig- sisters, Edna Church, Estellene Head, Goldie (Jim) Clark, Juanita (Jack) Tobin- numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Sylvia drove a school bus for District 70 for 30 years, retiring in 1983, and enjoyed gardening and homemaking. Funeral service, Monday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The family will greet friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the committal service.

Head, Victoria
Victoria Head - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2002 - Victoria Head died April 12, 2002. She was preceded in death by her mother; father; two brothers; and three sisters. Victoria is survived by her children, Martin Silver Head, Georgene (John) Kruzel, Alan (Rosanne) Head and Patrick (Sally) Head; as well as grandchildren, Normagene Head, Lauren (Isaiah) Ibarra, Jennifer Head, Victor Head, Adam Head and Dylan Dawson; and great-grandchildren, Dillon Head and Jadon Ibarra. She is also survived by her sister, Lupe Lawrence; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Victoria enjoyed life, especially people, music, dancing and taking care of her home. She will be sadly missed by the many family and friends who knew and loved her. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Headding, Henry E.
Henry E. Headding - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1999 - Henry E. Headding, 89, of Canon City, and formerly of Hartman and Lamar, died Jan. 10, 1999. Funeral services, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. Cremation will follow and private inurnment will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Headley, Albert A.
Albert A. Headley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2001 - Albert A. Headley passed away April 21, 2001, in Collbran, Colo. Al was born April 15, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb., to Elmer and Catherine Headley and had been a Pueblo resident for the past 39 years. He was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145 and his interests included singing karaoke, dancing, sports and the Denver Broncos. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bertha; and his brother, Jim. His survivors include daughters, Kathy (Joel) Ellis, of Collbran, Leanne (Michael Schick) Sloan, of Denver, Sharon (Rick) Magdaleno, Carol (Mike) VanDuyn and Linda (Tyler) Mitchel, all of California; his grandchildren, Brandi, Leon, Joshua, Nicholas, Katrina, Kristopher, Richard, Daniel, Tyler, Philip and Race; four great-grandchildren; his brothers, Herb Headley and Ken Headley; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Headley will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mark Crates officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Headrick, Susie E.
Susie E. Headrick - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2002 - Passed away March 1, 2002, in Pueblo. Susie was born March 31, 1916, in Gladstone, N.M., the youngest of eight children to the union of Charles and Susie Bada. She was a longtime member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 34, Amaranth and Mother Advisor for the Rainbow for Girls. She was a Boy Scout Den Leader, Girl Scout Leader and participated in many community volunteer services such as the March of Dimes and St. Mary-Corwin hospital. She enjoyed a lot of crafts including making projects out of yarn, papier-mβchι, beads, artificial flowers and sequins. Susie enjoyed the outdoors and her gardening, growing roses and all kinds of flowers. She was a good mother who taught her two children the basics of life and how to be honest and upright in all their dealings with people and animals. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bueford in 1960; her son, Baden in 1967; and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Headrick, of Pueblo; grandchildren, Wayde Moore and Shawn Headrick; two great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held from noon until 6 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Davis Memorial Chapel with burial rites provided by Pueblo Chapter No. 7 OES. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Headrick, Valeta K.
Valeta K. Headrick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 2000 - Valeta K. Headrick, age 60, passed away July 18, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Donald Headrick; and children, Jeffrey Scott (Nancy) Headrick, Fort Collins, Colo., Sheila (Dave) Landis, Americus, Ga., and Lisa (Anthony) Boll of Pueblo. Also survived by five grandchildren; four brothers; and two sisters. Mrs. Headrick was treasurer of the Mennonite Women. Funeral service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, 2 p.m., Holbrook Cemetery, Cheraw, Colo.

Healy, June
June Sarconi Healy - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2006 - Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, 1 p.m. Thursday, Fairmount Cemetery, Aurora, Colo.

Heap, Walter James
Walter James Heap - Kansas City Star - April 15, 2004 - Kansas City, MO - Walter James Heap, 80, Overland Park, KS, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Cass Medical Center. Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Leawood United Methodist Church, Leawood, KS. He was born November 14, 1923, in Trinidad, CO, son of George and Florence Murray Heap. He was a chemical engineer retiring from Black and Veach Engineering of Kansas City. He was a member of the Leawood United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Eloise, and son Walter George Heap. Survivors include daughter Dorisse Gleason, Overland Park, KS; two granddaughters, Karina Rindom, Lenexa, KS, Anna Gleason, Overland Park, KS; and one brother, Robert Heap, Marshall, TX. (Arr. Consalus-Bradley Funeral Home).

Heard, Kenneth R.
Kenneth R. Heard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2004 - Kenneth R. Heard, 74, passed away July 27, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard C. and Louverne Heard; and his brother, Richard E. Heard. Survived by his wife, Helen Heard; children, Kenneth E.(Bonnie) Heard, Tunkhannock, Pa., Virginia (Robert) Dyche, Basalt, Colo.; sister, Reta Northcutt, Longmont, Colo.; grandchildren, Rich Sauer, Jeff Sauer, Lynna Schiller, Shelly Woolsey; he is also survived by great-grandchild, Christian Schiller. Mr. Heard was retired from the Colorado State Hospital and a member of Liberty Baptist Church since 1958. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Huddleston of Marionville, Mo., officiating. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, through the funeral home.

Hearn, Roy C.
Roy C. Hearn – Bayfield Blade – October 13, 1916 – Pueblo police and county officers sought further clues as to the identity of the slayer of Roy C. Hearn, 21 years old, whose body was found in an outhouse on the Fickle ranch near Boone. A bullet hole in the chin indicated the youth had been shot to death.

Hearn, Winona Mae
Winona Mae Hearn - Huerfano World - December 7, 2000 - Today we mourn, but tomorrow her laughter will return to our hearts. The depth of our grief is measured by our love ... and God knows how we loved her. The beauty of rainbows, sunrises and sunsets are but reflections of her. Winona Mae Thorne was born to Wallace and Mary Garritson Thorne on Oct. 30, 1934 in Walsenburg. Her mother passed away when she was only four and she spent the rest of her childhood raised by her "Aunt Ruth" and "Uncle Clarence" Clair on a ranch north of Walsenburg. During her early years she was active in Rainbow Girls and advanced to Worthy Advisor her senior year. She graduated at the age of 16 from Huerfano County High School and received a band scholarship to the University of Denver where she graduated in 1955 with a BS degree in business education. Winnie developed her lifelong love of the legal business and politics while putting herself through college. She was employed by a law firm in Denver when she met Roger Paul Hearn of Bristow, IA. They married on a Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, 1957 in the Park Hill Methodist Church. After her marriage she moved with Roger to Hammond, IN, then Fort St. John, BC, Canada, settling in Idaho Falls, ID in 1959 where Roger was employed as an engineer for Steams-Rogers. In Idaho Falls she continued working as a legal secretary until 1969 when she became a field representative for Congressman Orval Hansen. She continued to be active in politics and the legal profession until she retired in 1991. We will always remember Winnie for all the ways she thought of and cared for others. She enjoyed sharing with family and friends her beauty she created in her love of flowers and the outdoors. She especially loved the time spent at her and Roger's cabin on Palisades Lake boating, snowmobiling and watching the many birds and wildlife. She took great pleasure in being a part of her daughter Lori's life and most especially the lives of her grandchildren, Brant, Cassie, Brianna, Mike and Zack. Her concern for others reached beyond her family to all of her dear friends over the years. She also enjoyed her work as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital Auxiliary and her involvement in the Skyline Booster Club where she and Roger served as president in 1983. Over the past eight months Winnie courageously fought a battle against cancer. It frustrated her beyond measure that she could not continue to care for others as she always had. She passed away on November 27, 2000. The family wishes to thank Dr. Krell, Dr. Hodson, Dr. Debruyn Kops and especially the nurses at EIRMC for their special kindness and care. Winnie is survived by her husband, Roger; half-sister, Judy Irwin Fair (Jerry) of Breckenridge; half-brothers, Joe Thorne (Penny) of Loveland and Don Thorne (Patty) of Pueblo; her daughter, Lori Ann Peterson (Harry) of Salt Lake City, UT and her five grandchildren. Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls on Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Idaho Youth Ranch, Box 8538, Boise, ID, 83707.

Hearst, Byirl J.
Byirl J. Hearst - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2004 - Byirl J. Hearst passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, in Pueblo. Byirl was born in Butte, Mont., on Aug. 1, 1929, a descendant of the William Randolph Hearst bloodline. He had lived in this area since the early 1940s. Byirl was employed for a short time by the U.S. Forest Service; he also did mining in the area and enjoyed a 41-year career at the CF&I Steel Mill where he was credited with two engineering designs that assisted in production. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a tank commander during the Korean Conflict. Byirl was preceded in death by his parents, Byirl and Frances Pierce Hearst. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Winona, of the family home; children, Kipp Hearst, Kent (Mary) Hearst, Jill (David) Suazo, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Samantha, Alexanderia, Rebecca, Clinton, Terrin, Kimberly; a sister, Sue (Ray) Wager of Littleton; a sister-in-law, Patsy (Tim) York of Colorado Springs; brothers-in-law, Clifford (Mildred) Gulliford of Coaldale and Conrad (Sharon) Gulliford of Monte Vista; two aunts, Jenna Burkey of Arizona and Alice Hearst of Washington; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Byirl will be remembered for his unconditional love, brilliant mind and non-judgmental spirit. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at the Fellowship of the Rockies Church, 3819 W. Northern. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mr. Hearst may be made to the American Lung Association either direct or through the mortuary.

Hearst, Frances A.
Frances A. Hearst - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1998 - Frances A. Hearst passed away Oct. 14, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 18, 1909, in Pueblo to Joseph Pierce and Margaret Kuhar. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Byirl in 1991. Her survivors include her children, Byirl (Winona) Hearst of Pueblo and Sue (Ray) Wager of Littleton- one sister, Alice Hearst of Washington- seven grandchildren, Kipp Hearst, Kent (Mary) Hearst, Garrick (Mellisa) Wager, Jill (David) Suazo, Terri Wager, Susan Wager, Cassandra (Daniel) Dougherty- as well as 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hearst will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Heaslet, O. Aidah
O. Aidah Heaslet - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Mrs. O. Aidah Heaslet, passed away Dec. 27, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her son-in-law, M. Clark Hodges, Pueblo; foster son, Kurt Lebbert, Hillsboro, Ore.; sister, Richey Watson, Lake Bluff, Ill.; grandson, James C. (Eunice R.) Hodges, Sunnyvale, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Linda Jean Hodges, Fresno, Calif.; and Teresa Ann (Allen) Brothers, Sunnyvale, Calif.; great-great-grandchildren, Brian Brothers and Cheryl Brothers, both of Sunnyvale. Survived also by Delbert and Dorothy Prugh of Pueblo; Harold and Ruth Higgins of Denver. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Heaslet, on Sept. 9, 1957, her daughter, Violet Hodges on May 22, 1984, and her sister, Georgia Gladys Scott, of California, who passed away on Dec. 26, 1987. Born July 29, 1887, in Frankton, Ind., and had been a resident of Pueblo since 1909. Member of First Presbyterian Church; the Philanthropic Club; Carpenters No. 363 Auxiliary; and the church Circle Four Club. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. G. Willard Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 3:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, following the committal service.

Heath, Almon
Almon Heath - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - December 20, 1918 - Fifteen Colorado casualties are reported in the lists made public by the War Department Dec. 15. Four dead of disease are John Lubardo, Denver; William H. Freeman, Monument; Richard E. Probert, Buffalo Creek, and Otto Engle, La Salle. Included in the list of wounded, degree undetermined, are: Harry M. Bussey, Pueblo, and William P. Kern, Fort Collins. Among the wounded severely in action are: Griff R. McKenney, Denver; Dale H. Myers, Loveland, and Almon Heath, Pueblo. Four wounded slightly in action are: Leslie M. Strain, La Junta; Thomas B. Greenstreet, Eads; Charles A. Kiester, Kendrick, and Paul P. Clark, Rico. Sergt. John D. Trone and Balentine Trujillo, Denver, are among the missing action.

Heath, Dewey L.
Pastor Dewey L. Heath - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2005 - Pastor Dewey L. Heath, 94, of Colorado City. Well done, good and faithful servant went home to be with his Lord April 19, 2005. Dewey was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Lawton, Okla., to James and Janie Heath, who preceded him in death. Pastor Heath was ordained as an Assembly of God pastor. He and his wife, Pearl, who preceded him in death in 1987, led the congregation at the Trinidad, Colo., Assembly of God Church. After his retirement, he continued impacting lives at Praise Assembly of God in Pueblo, where he taught classes until the age of 94. He was blessed to love and be loved by his Christian brothers and sisters at Praise Assembly. Pastor Heath is survived by his sister, Zella Campbell of McAllen, Texas; daughter, Wanda Guenzel of Erick, Okla.; granddaughters, Pamela Robertson of Sayre, Okla., and Deborah Corey of Altus, Okla.; four great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three great-nephews; and nine great-great-nephews and -nieces. Funeral service will be held, 2 p.m. today, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Memorials may be made to Praise Assembly for minister training.

Heath, Eulalia E.
Eulalia E. Heath - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2006 - Eulalia E. Heath, 99, passed away May 14, 2006. Survived by her son, George W. Heath of Denver; and son-in-law, Donald L. Marshall of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Paul W. Heath on June 27, 1987; daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Marshall on March 2, 1999; grandson, David W. Heath; and parents, Minnie and George Willock. Eulalia was born Sept. 1, 1906, in Pueblo, and graduated from Centennial High School. She was a school teacher for Pueblo District No. 60 where she taught at Park View Elementary. She was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, Laurel Court Order of Amaranth, Social Order of Beauceant and Daughters of the Nile. She also was Past Matron of Pueblo Chapter No. 7 OES and Past High Priestess of San Isabel White Shrine of Jerusalem. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Deacon Ken Butcher officiating, concluding with the Eastern Star Rites. Private inurnment at Fairmount Cemetery Mausoleum in Denver.

Heath, Mary Hazel
Mary Hazel Heath - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1999 - Mary Hazel Heath passed away Dec. 14, 1999. Survived by her daughter, Sharol (William) McCluskey; grandsons, Mike and Jonathan McCluskey; special granddaughter, Amy Payne; great-grandson, Justin Cole McCluskey, all of Pueblo; cousins, Lenora Johnson, Pueblo, Aldeen Dow, Mesa, Ariz., Harold and Orva McDonald, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Heath, on Oct. 14, 1991. Mary Hazel was a member of Divine Science Church, Divine Science Tuesday Morning Study Group, Divine Science Women's Association, Ladies Auxiliary of UTU, Columbine Lodge No. 114 and past member of Daughters of American Revolution, Fontaine-qui-Bouille chapter. She will lie in state at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Heath, Mr.
Mr. Heath – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 18, 1878 – The Lake County Sensation – Further Particulars of the Shooting of That Female Horse Thief – Our correspondent “Spectator,” writing from Buena Vista, Lake county, gives the following particulars of the shooting of the female horse thief, mentioned in our special telegram yesterday: “Lake county is still ahead, and doing her best to remain so. Yesterday morning about five, I was woke up by a succession of shots being fired close to my house. I immediately got up to see what was going on and discovered several men on the bank of the river, about two hundred yards below my house, firing towards the river. I dressed myself as soon as possible, and went to see what was up. I approached the spot towards which their fire was directed, and was ordered to stop as I might get hurt, which order I immediately obeyed. It appears that there had been some horses stolen from Garland and the parties losing them had tracked them and overtaken them here and found them in possession of two men, as it was supposed at that time. They were ordered to surrender, which they refused to do and backed their refusal by drawing their weapons and opening fire, when a general skirmish commenced, the thieves running down to the river and sheltering themselves under the bank. At this time your correspondent arrived on the scene. It was found necessary to divide the foes and send two on the other side of the river so as to drive them out, so there were two men sent across, and when they commenced firing, one of the two came out in sight and was shot through the chest and died in about six hours. When the firing ceased the other man was found dead, shot through the neck, and was found to be a woman. A justice was called and a jury empanelled and verdicts rendered and the bodies washed and dressed in clean clothes, a coffin made and both bodies put in the same case and buried all complete in one day.” The Female Horse Thief – Further Particulars of the Affair – Our correspondent “Spectator,” at Buena Vista, Lake county, writes the following additional particulars of the late sensation at that place: “I left my letter yesterday incomplete in regard to the description. The man was about five feet eight inches in height, rather thick set, dark or brown hair, blue eyes and was about thirty years of age. The woman was rather small or below an average height, light hair, hazel eyes and about twenty-five years old. I questioned the man after he was wounded, but he would not tell anything in regard to himself of the woman, except that she was his wife. When I asked him what we should do with her, he said – “For God's sake give her a decent burial.” We could not find anything on either of the bodies to give any trace of who they were. I have since learned that the man's name is Heath and that he was in the habit of hunting in the neighborhood of Garland. Until recently there had been nothing seen of him, or either of them. My informant says his wife was as good a hunter as he was.” Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 18, 1878 – Female Horse Thief – Refuses to Surrender and is Shot by Her Pursuers – Her Husband Also Killed – [Special to the Chieftain] – Helena, Lake County, Via Canon City, July 11. – During the latter part of last night a party of five men from Garland, joined by five men of Mr. Hutchinson's cattle camp, called here for fresh horses, stating that they were in pursuit of horse thieves. They started out about daylight and traced the thieves to their camp under the steep bluff two and one-half miles north of here and a little below the residence of Mr. Chas. Holmes. They found a man and apparently a boy, with three good mules and two horses. The thieves were thrice demanded to surrender which they refused, when the supposed boy opened fire with a revolver upon the party, the man firing with a repeating gun. The first volley from the attacking party broke the neck of the boy who, horror of horrors to relate, proved to be a woman in rough male attire. The man was wounded through the chest and died at ten o'clock. He refused to give their names and there was not a scrap of paper or anything about them by which they could be identified. They showed wonderful nerve. The man is about five feet eight inches high, dark hair and brown whiskers, square features, high forehead and does not betray the thief in his looks. The woman, supposed to be his wife, was short, of stout build, hair rather light and cut short. The man died while the coroner's inquest was being held over the woman. The Garland man identified the stock and one of the saddles was found to have been stolen from Hon. Joseph Hutchinson two years ago, also a meerschaum pipe stolen from Mr. Clayton, of San Luis valley a year or more ago. The thieves are supposed to have been the ones who stole Christison's team at Leadville and probably sold the same in San Juan and were now looking for a market, Leadville way, for the stock stolen below. The decision of the coroner's inquest was in accordance with the facts as above given.

Heath, Mrs.
Mrs. Heath – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 18, 1878 – The Lake County Sensation – Further Particulars of the Shooting of That Female Horse Thief – Our correspondent “Spectator,” writing from Buena Vista, Lake county, gives the following particulars of the shooting of the female horse thief, mentioned in our special telegram yesterday: “Lake county is still ahead, and doing her best to remain so. Yesterday morning about five, I was woke up by a succession of shots being fired close to my house. I immediately got up to see what was going on and discovered several men on the bank of the river, about two hundred yards below my house, firing towards the river. I dressed myself as soon as possible, and went to see what was up. I approached the spot towards which their fire was directed, and was ordered to stop as I might get hurt, which order I immediately obeyed. It appears that there had been some horses stolen from Garland and the parties losing them had tracked them and overtaken them here and found them in possession of two men, as it was supposed at that time. They were ordered to surrender, which they refused to do and backed their refusal by drawing their weapons and opening fire, when a general skirmish commenced, the thieves running down to the river and sheltering themselves under the bank. At this time your correspondent arrived on the scene. It was found necessary to divide the foes and send two on the other side of the river so as to drive them out, so there were two men sent across, and when they commenced firing, one of the two came out in sight and was shot through the chest and died in about six hours. When the firing ceased the other man was found dead, shot through the neck, and was found to be a woman. A justice was called and a jury empanelled and verdicts rendered and the bodies washed and dressed in clean clothes, a coffin made and both bodies put in the same case and buried all complete in one day.” The Female Horse Thief – Further Particulars of the Affair – Our correspondent “Spectator,” at Buena Vista, Lake county, writes the following additional particulars of the late sensation at that place: “I left my letter yesterday incomplete in regard to the description. The man was about five feet eight inches in height, rather thick set, dark or brown hair, blue eyes and was about thirty years of age. The woman was rather small or below an average height, light hair, hazel eyes and about twenty-five years old. I questioned the man after he was wounded, but he would not tell anything in regard to himself of the woman, except that she was his wife. When I asked him what we should do with her, he said – “For God's sake give her a decent burial.” We could not find anything on either of the bodies to give any trace of who they were. I have since learned that the man's name is Heath and that he was in the habit of hunting in the neighborhood of Garland. Until recently there had been nothing seen of him, or either of them. My informant says his wife was as good a hunter as he was.” Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 18, 1878 – Female Horse Thief – Refuses to Surrender and is Shot by Her Pursuers – Her Husband Also Killed – [Special to the Chieftain] – Helena, Lake County, Via Canon City, July 11. – During the latter part of last night a party of five men from Garland, joined by five men of Mr. Hutchinson's cattle camp, called here for fresh horses, stating that they were in pursuit of horse thieves. They started out about daylight and traced the thieves to their camp under the steep bluff two and one-half miles north of here and a little below the residence of Mr. Chas. Holmes. They found a man and apparently a boy, with three good mules and two horses. The thieves were thrice demanded to surrender which they refused, when the supposed boy opened fire with a revolver upon the party, the man firing with a repeating gun. The first volley from the attacking party broke the neck of the boy who, horror of horrors to relate, proved to be a woman in rough male attire. The man was wounded through the chest and died at ten o'clock. He refused to give their names and there was not a scrap of paper or anything about them by which they could be identified. They showed wonderful nerve. The man is about five feet eight inches high, dark hair and brown whiskers, square features, high forehead and does not betray the thief in his looks. The woman, supposed to be his wife, was short, of stout build, hair rather light and cut short. The man died while the coroner's inquest was being held over the woman. The Garland man identified the stock and one of the saddles was found to have been stolen from Hon. Joseph Hutchinson two years ago, also a meerschaum pipe stolen from Mr. Clayton, of San Luis valley a year or more ago. The thieves are supposed to have been the ones who stole Christison's team at Leadville and probably sold the same in San Juan and were now looking for a market, Leadville way, for the stock stolen below. The decision of the coroner's inquest was in accordance with the facts as above given.

Heath, Paul W.
Paul W. Heath - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1987 - Paul W. Heath passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 27, 1987. Survived by his wife, Eulalia Heath of the family home; children, George Heath, Lakewood, and Ginger (Donald) Marshall, Pueblo; sister, Erma Ritter, Pueblo; grandson, David Heath, and several nieces and nephews. Born Oct. 28, 1905, in Pueblo, haying been a lifetime Pueblo resident. Retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Pueblo Army Depot in 1968. Member of the Ascension Episcopal Church; South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM, Past Master in 1949; South Pueblo Chapter No. 12, RAM, Past High Priest in 1942; Pueblo Council No. 6, Cryptic Mason, Past Illustrious Master in 1942 and Past Grand Master of the Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Colorado in 1969; Pueblo Commandery No. 3, KT, Past Commander 1952; KYCH in 1952; Southern Colorado Consistory in 1965; Al Kaly Shrine, and the Greeters and Past Masters Units of the Shrine; St. Bernard Commandery No. 41, KT in Denver; York Rite College; past officer of Kincora Council No. 8, Scottish Masons; Red Cross of Constantine; Southern Colorado High 12 Club; charter member of Pueblo Chapter of De Molay; De Molay Legion of Honor; charter member of Magi Tabernacle, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests and Preceptor in 1979; Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES and Past Patron; San Isabel Shrine No. 7, White Shrine of Jerusalem and Past Watchman of the Shepherd; and Laurel Court of Amaranth No. 16. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred J. Johnson officiating. Masonic Rites and Rose Croix service will follow. Cremation, Rouch Crematorium and inurnment in the Fairmount Mausoleum, Denver, will be completed later in the week.

Heath, Pearl D.
Pearl D. Heath - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 1987 - Pearl D. Heath, late of Colorado City, departed this life Friday, May 22, 1987. She leaves her husband, Dewey L. Heath, of the family home; a daughter, Wanda Guenzel and husband of Erick, Okla.; two granddaughters, Pam Sligh of Sayre, Okla., and Deborah Arnold and husband of Houston, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Sumer Sligh of Sayre, and Wende, Jennifer and Stephanie Arnold of Houston; one sister-in-law, Mrs. O. A. Campbell and husband of Mission, Texas; several nieces and nephews and many friends. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Praise Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Bobby Wilson officiating. Private interment. Those who wish may make donations to a Memorial Fund at the Praise Assembly of God Church direct or through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 676-3946.

Heath, Rachel M.
Rachel M. Heath - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1999 - Rachel M. Heath, 90, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999,in Canon City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hattie Pulver- daughter, Alice Hoalst of Idaho- two sisters and four brothers. She is survived by daughters, Joanne Housh of Pueblo and Hattie (Donald) Combs of Lake Havasu City, Ariz. - 12 grandchildren- numerous great and great-great-grandchildren- and numerous other relatives. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Rev. Waudell Maple of Temple Baptist Church. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Hebert, Betty V.
Betty V. Hebert - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1999 - Betty V. Hebert, 78, passed away March 13, 1999. Survived by her husband, Pete Hebert, of the family apartment- daughter, Carol Krutzke of Pueblo-grandchildren, Debbie Gardiner of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mark Krutzke of Littleton- great-grandchildren, Daniel Krutzke, Aaron Krutzke and Luke Krutzke. Preceded in death by her son, Jerry Hebert in 1969. Born to Malvina (nee Schnarr) and George Vanata on Nov. 6, 1928, in Canon City. Betty retiredas an elementary school teacher and she was very involved with her family. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private burial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Scottish Rite Speech and Language Foundation through the funeral home office.

Heck, Van E.
Van E. Heck - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2000 - Van E. Heck, 40, passed away April 10, 2000. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Holly Cemetery.

Heckman, Cecil
Cecil Heckman - Clarendon Enterprise – September 29, 2005 - Clarendon, TX - Cecil Heckman, age 84, of Walsenburg, Colorado, passed away September 12, 2005. He was born December 12, 1920, to George and Annie Heckman in Antelope Flat, Texas. He attended Clarendon schools and graduated in 1940. PFC Heckman served in the US Army Seventh Infantry Division in the Pacific during World War II from 1942-1945. He married Gertrude Naomi Williams on December 22, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Leola Gillmore of Clarendon. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kenton and Kim; a daughter, Betty Jo; eleven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Lowell Heckman of Pampa and Ray Heckman of Claude. A graveside military flag presentation and interment were held Thursday, September 15, 2005, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon, Colorado.

Heckman, Gerhard F.
Gerhard F. Heckman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1998 - Gerhard F. Heckman, 93, of McClave, passed away Jan. 17, 1998. Services and interment will be held Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M. Visitation, 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Hector, Charles (Mrs.)
Mrs. Charles Hector - Huerfano World - April 20, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1901: Mrs. Charles Hector, 23, died of appendicitis. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Ellsworth, she had been married just three months. [Editor's Note: Hulda Hector died April 15, 1901. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, April 15, 1901, Page 4.]

Hector, Fred J.
Fred J. Hector - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1986 - Fred J. Hector, La Veta, Feb. 16, 1986. Predeceased by son, Loran Hector, Dolores, on Feb. 9, 1986. Survived by wife, Loraine Hector; daughter, Vonna (Larry) Parsons, Alamosa; sisters, Marjorie Cox, Colorado Springs, Elizabeth (Ray) Williams, Canon City; two grandsons, one granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church of La Veta. Cremation to follow. Memorial service for Loran also will be included on Tuesday.

Hector, Henry A.
Henry A. "Harry" Hector - Huerfano World - December 23, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History 1916: Died, Henry A. "Harry" Hector who was born in England in 1874 and came to La Veta in 1889 with his family. Unmarried, he leaves six sisters and two brothers.

Hector, John C.
John C. Hector - Huerfano World - October 8, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1910: Town Clerk and Recorder John C. Hector, 44, was killed in a hunting accident by Ed Rilley. He was born in England, moved to La Veta in 1888 and leaves three brothers and six sisters. [Editor's Note: Jack Hector died in October 1910. Obituary listed World Independent, October 8, 1910, Page 1 and Walsenburg World, October 13, 1910, Page 2.]

Hector, Lorraine E.
Loraine E. Hector - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2001 - Loraine E. Hector, 87, La Veta, Dec. 21. Survived by daughter, Vonna Parsons, Weston. Memorial service, 2 pm Friday, Dec. 28, La Veta Methodist Church. Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, Walsenburg.

Hector, Lucy
Lucy Hector - Huerfano World - April 2, 1998 - Lucy Hector, 94, of La Veta, died Mar. 28, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center. Born May 12, 1903 in Ages, KY, to Lloyd and Emily King Ball, she came to La Veta about 1946, however she traveled to Indiana and Kentucky for a while. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Germano, Fort Wayne, IN, and Sam Germano, Decatur, IN; two daughters, Audrey McCarthy, Fremont, ID and Josephine Push-Karenko, Armstrong, British Columbia; a son-in-law, Freeman Bailey, La Veta; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral service was from Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Harlan, KY.

Hed, Norman W.
Norman W. Hed - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1987 - Norman W. Hed, born Feb. 18, 1931, late of 2324 Wyoming, passed away May 26, 1987. Mr. Hed is survived by his mother, Ruth Hed, of the family home; one brother, Keith (Sally) Hed; one sister, Jeanine (Jack) Yaklich; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar A. Hed, July 30, 1969. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Earl Hamilton officiating. The family may be contacted at 2324 Wyoming.

Heddleston, James R.
James R. "Jim" Heddleston - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1986 - James R. "Jim" Heddleston, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 10, 1986, at his home in Agra, Okla., after a long illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Sugar City but lived in Pueblo most of his life, moving to Oklahoma in 1978. He worked in the electrical department at CF&I. Preceded in death by father, James F. Heddleston, Nov. 21, 1984. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of the family home; three sons; two daughters; two grandsons; mother, Anna Heddleston, Pueblo; sister, Anna Marie (Wilburn) Wheeler, Pueblo; and numerous nephews and nieces. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the First Born, Perkins, Okla.

Hedgecock, Marie L.
Marie Hedgecock - Pueblo Chieftain - July 6, 1987 - Mrs. Marie L. Hedgecock, 76, late of 1312 Lakeview, passed away July 2, 1987, from a recent illness. She was born July 22, 1910, in Faxon, Okla. Preceded in death by her husband, Clifton T. Hedgecock; six brothers and a sister. Mrs. Hedgecock is survived by her brother, Lloyd (Betty) Cloer of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hedgecock was a retired; psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital. She was a member of the Broadway Christian Church. Service, 1 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Montgomery officiating. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and may be contacted at the home of niece, Shari Ready, 16 Hadley Rill, 544-5983.

Hedges, Dolores T.
Dolores T. Hedges - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1999 - Dolores T. Hedges, 70, beloved wife of Francis "Ted" Hedges, passed away on April 1, 1999. At her request, cremation with no services. Imperial Crematory.

Hedges, George M.
George M. Hedges - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 2005 - George M Hedges, age 82, passed away August 18, 2005, in Colorado Springs. He was a WWII veteran and served in the Army Reserves. He was the owner of George M Hedges Photography & Printing. Mr. Hedges was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Walter); his brother, William; and his parents, George & Daisy (Seevers) Hedges. Mr. Hedges is survived by his daughters and families, Carolyn Singer of Los Angeles; Susan Hedges of Los Angeles; Tina Danahy of Fremont, Neb.; Judy Haller of Colorado Springs; Barbara Hedges of Colorado Springs and eight grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held in Denver at Fort Logan National Cemetery on August 30, 2005, at 11am. Memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to Silver Key.

Hedges, John
John Hedges - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1987 - John Hedges, 17, died Sunday, May 17, as a result of an accidental gunshot wound. Born Jan. 12, 1970, in Pueblo, to Peggy Jo Tennison Hedges and James Edwin Hedges III. John was a sophomore at Trinidad High School. Member of THS Band, JV wrestling team and football team. Preceded in death by grandfather, James Hedges II, in 1979. Survived by parents, James and Peggy Jo Hedges, sister, Amy Jo Hedges, brother, Jimmy Hedges, all of Trinidad; grandmothers, Mrs. Jo Cranford, Pueblo, and Amy Hedges, Trinidad; grandfather, John Tennison, Trinidad; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hayden, Trinidad; great-grandmother, Dorothy Spencer Lopez, Texas; numerous other relatives and friends. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, Campbell-Lewis-Cotter and Sons Funeral Home with Delbert Hedges officiating, followed by interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

Hedges, Karl Gene
Karl Gene Hedges - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2001 - Karl Gene Hedges, 47, lost his battle with diabetes on Oct. 8, 2001. Preceded in death by his father, Carl Hedges. Survived by his mother, Eileen; stepfather, Wayne Jensen; sister, Karen (Lester) Metzger; nieces and nephews, Jason, Jered, Joseph, Jacob and Candis Baxter and Brianna and Cody Hankla; best friend, Robert Aragon; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Karl was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He worked at B.F. Walker Trucking Company. Karl graduated from East High School in 1972. He was an avid reader, musician and sculptor. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1616 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314, in his memory.

Hedges, Leatrice Ann
Leatrice Ann (Shackelford) Hedges - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 17, 2006 - Leatrice Ann (Shackelford) Hedges, 79, passed away October 14, 2006, at home surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Garden City, Kansas, she married Robert William Hedges in 1957 and moved to Pueblo, Colorado. She is survived by four children and eight grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m. October 19, 2006 at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, 4285 N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Donations can be made in her name to Flatirons Baptist Church 5475 S. Boulder Road, Boulder, CO. 80303. Her faith was deep, she was much loved, and her life was well-lived. She will be missed greatly.

Hedges, William Seevers
William Seevers Hedges - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2004 - William Seevers Hedges, 78. A loving father and grandfather passed away Jan. 6, 2004 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, Calif. of prostate cancer and heart failure. Bill was born Sept. 3, 1925 in Garden City, Kan. He grew up in Pueblo, Colo. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. His extended 37 year career as Flutist began when he was hired by Antal Dorati of the Minneapolis Symphony. The flute section of the Minneapolis Symphony was reviewed repeatedly by the New York Times in their concerts in Carnegie Hall praising the "silvery tones.” One of our fondest memories is of the summer Park Concerts when Emil Niosi and Bill stood up for the piccolo solo in "Stars and Stripes Forever.” He spent his summers playing the flute in the Central City Opera in Colo. He retired to his little house on the prairie in Pueblo West Colo. His heart never left the beauty of the Rocky Mountains of Colo. He is survived by his brother, George, three daughters, Mary, Barbara, Jane, five grandchildren, David, Sarah, Kevin, Jennifer, Daniel, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Private Memorial Service will be held on Greenhorn Mountain in Colo. this summer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Wildlife Federation or the Zoological Society of San Diego. Bill loved the efforts of these two organizations in the conservation and protection of wildlife & endangered animals.....

Hedrick, Myrtle A.
Myrtle A. Hedrick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1986 - Mrs. Myrtle A. Hedrick passed away Feb. 17, 1986. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 20, at the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Rose Chapel with the Rev. Charles Whitmer officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation to begin after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Hedrick was a longtime resident of Pueblo and resided at the Oasis Mobile Home Court, 2221 South Prairie, and the Mineral Palace Towers, 1414 N. Santa Fe, but in recent months was a resident of the Highland Park Nursing Home. Mrs. Hedrick was born in Buncombe County, N.C., on Sept. 28, 1898, the daughter of William Nathan Queen and Mary Lucinda Burnett, who moved the family to near St. Joseph, Mo., soon afterward. She was married to Claude A. Hedrick on Nov. 10, 1934, in St. Joseph, Mo., and moved to Pueblo in 1939. Mr. Hedrick, a longtime employee of CF&I before retiring, died in 1972. Mrs. Hedrick is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elsie Carl, Lomita, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews including Lee Lamar, Overland Park, Kan., who has served as her trustee. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Hedrick had been an employee of the Colorado State Hospital. She was a member of the Central Christian Church.

Heemer, Dean
Dean Heemer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2005 - Dean Heemer, 72, born Nov. 24, 1932, in Butler, Pa., passed away April 28, 2005. Survived by his wife of nearly 25 years, Lillian Amore Heemer; brothers, Floyd Heemer and Norman (Martha) Heemer; sister, Lois Geibel; and friend and companion, Buffy his dog. Preceded in death by his parents, O.D. Heemer and Alice Shakely Heemer; brothers, Charles, Arthur and Franklin Heemer; and sister, Berneda (Dot) Crum. Dean served in the U.S. Occupational Army in Germany. Dean was a member of Moose Lodge No. 19 and Carpenter's Local 515. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Dean's memory.

Heeren, Helen
Helen Heeren - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1986 - Helen Heeren, late of 911 E. 13th, passed away June 24, 1986. Mrs. Heeren was a member of the Tabor Lutheran Church. She is survived by one son, Benny A. (Blanche) Heeren of Pueblo; and two grandchildren, Douglas Ray Heeren Jr., and Valissitie Christina Heeren. Mrs. Heeren was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Heeren in 1959, and by a grandson, Douglas Ray Heeren in 1978. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Ronald D. Nelson of the Tabor Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Heeren, Henry A.
Henry A. Heeren - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1998 - Henry A. Heeren, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 16, 1998. Survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Heeren. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Heeren, Ruth A.
Ruth A. Heeren - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2002 - Age 80, born Nov. 10, 1921, in Missouri, passed away March 2, 2002. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry Heeren; three sisters and two brothers. Survived by her siblings, Mabel Garcia, Eva Jaymes and Ivan Baker. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Hefley, William Arthur
William Arthur Hefley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1986 - William Arthur Hefley, 93, died in Pueblo, March 13, 1986. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Ustick-Donelson Funeral Home. Burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford.

Hefner, William
William "Bud" Hefner - Tulsa World - September 12, 1994 - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Lawmaker's Father, 71, Dead - William "Bud" Hefner, the father of state Rep. Jerry Hefner of Wagoner, died Saturday at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Claremore. He was 71. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shipman Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery. Hefner was born in Muskogee. He married Ethel (Taff) Hefner on Dec. 8, 1945. While in the Army during World War II, he served in Italy and was awarded the Purple Heart. Hefner owned and operated a radiator shop and Hefner Block Plant in Wagoner. He taught Sunday school for many years and was the Sunday school superintendent at Immanuel Baptist Church in Wagoner. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Hefner, of the home; three sons, Jerry Hefner, Chris Hefner and Keith Hefner, all of Wagoner; two daughters, Marilyn Hefner of Wagoner and Marsha Sights of Tulsa; two brothers, James and Eddie Hefner, both of Wagoner; four sisters, Pauline Wilson Prochazka of Walsenburg, Colo., Millie Metts McNeill of Louisville, Miss., Bea Spence Perry of Wagoner and Dorothy Foster of Coweta; and three grandchildren.

Hegazy, Ashley
Ashley Hegazy - Pueblo Chieftain - November 5, 2006 - Ashley Hegazy, 21. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Mountain View Cemetery.

Hegler, Amy
Amy Hegler - Walsenburg World – December 24, 1928 - Amy Hegler, five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hegler, died December 23 and will be buried today at the Masonic cemetery.

Hegler, Conrad H.
Conrad H. Hegler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 5, 1977 - Conrad H. Hegler, of 320 Newman, June 4, 1977. Husband of Mrs. Stephanie Hegler. Father of Mrs. Shirley Ruggieri and Conrad E. Hegler, both of Pueblo, and Miss Patricia A. Hegler of the family home. Brother of Mrs. Mildred Glass and Bernard Hegler, Pueblo, and John and Frank, Denver. Grandfather of Mrs. Debbie Perking, Jeff, Sharon, Jim, Mike and Miss Deanna Ruggieri, all of Pueblo. Survived also by his great-grandchildren, Michael Ruggieri and Miss Jennifer Perkins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Mr. Hegler was a self-employed contractor. Services, Shrine of St. Therese Church. Mass of Christian Burial 7:30 p.m. Monday and Rosary recitation 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. Please omit food.

Hegler, Fred A.
Fred A. Hegler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2000 - Fred A. Hegler, age 94, passed away June 19, 2000. He was born and raised in Pueblo and served 20 years as a police officer, retiring with a disability. Mr. Hegler is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Mary Hegler, of the family home; and his children, Fred W. (Betty Rae) Hegler, Pueblo, and Jean Kraft, Hamilton, Ohio. Also survived by brother, Ray E. (Ann) Hegler, Pueblo; nine grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary Hegler; and seven brothers and sisters. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Hegler, Joseph Jr.
Joseph Hegler Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1998 - Joseph Hegler Jr., 81, passed away Oct. 29, 1998. Survived by his brothers, William Hegler and Ray (Babe) Hegler- sister, Edith Dingman- special family members, George (Shannon) Weldon and Peggy (Jeff) Vider- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jennie Hegler- and brothers, Eddie, Albert, Andy and Charlie Hegler. Mr. Hegler was employed at CF&I for 42 years. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. today.

Hegler, Margaret
Margaret "Babe" Hegler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2000 - Margaret "Babe" Hegler, 72, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 27, 2000. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Raymond Hegler; children, Carol (Chuck) Bevsek, Cathy (Corky) Nibert, Raye Ann Herman, Raymond Michael (Vicki) Hegler; grandchildren, Jeremy (Cheryl), Tara, Ember, Brittany, Dylan, K.C., Anna Liece; brother, Mike (Josephine) Lisac; all her numerous family and friends who knew her, loved her. She was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary, and worked at the Dana Corporation, Crews Beggs, and C.C. Anderson. Babe loved playing bingo and she loved to take trips to Las Vegas, mostly to see all the Elvis Presley memorabilia. She also loved to crochet. She enjoyed all kinds of crafts and craft shows. Her latest venture was making all her grandkids quilts. She was the very best wife, mother, and best friend. Viewing, Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rosary Friday, 7 p.m., with reception to follow at the church hall. Funeral Mass Saturday, 2 p.m., both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with reception to follow at the church hall.

Hegler, Mary C.
Mary C. Hegler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2001 - Passed away on Jan. 29, 2001. She was born on Feb. 6, 1910, in Pueblo to Frank and Mary Stasko. Mrs. Hegler is survived by children, Fred W. (Betty) Hegler of Pueblo, and Jean Kraft of Hamilton, Ohio; as well as nine grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Her sister, Irene Schade of California, also survives. Family members who preceded her in death are her husband, Fred A. Hegler, on June 19, 2000; one brother, one sister and her parents. Mary was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese where services will be held. Visitation, Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass Wednesday, 10 a.m., followed by interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Hegler, Raymond
Raymond Hegler - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2006 - Raymond Hegler, 85, passed away Dec. 23, 2006. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Babe Hegler; parents and brothers. He is survived by his children, Carol (Chuck) Bevsek, Cathy (Corky) Nibert, RayeAnn (Tom) Pool, Mike (Vicki) Hegler; grandchildren, Jeremy (Cheryl) Herman, Tara (Brandon) Bussey, Ember Hegler, Brittany Flinchum, Dylan Hegler, Kasey Hegler; great-grandchildren, Anna Liece Herman and his little Maddie girl; brother, Bill Hegler; and sister Edith Dingman. Ray was a World War II veteran in the Ground Troop Pacific Campaign and retired from CF& I after 42 years in the Rail Mill. He loved football and all sports, and especially his grandchildren. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with rosary to follow at 7 p.m. Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Parish. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Hegler, Raymond E.
Raymond E. Hegler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2005 - Raymond E. Hegler, 86, passed away Jan. 20, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Anna Hegler; his children, Alan Hegler, David (Cathie) Hegler, Gail Hegler; grandchildren, Melissa Merrill, Michael Hegler; his stepchildren, Marge (Jim) Penrod, Janice (Larry) Crump, John (Marcella) Mravich; grandchild, Becky Penrod; special niece, Pepper (Bill) Rhinehart. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Hegler; first wife, Jean Townley; brothers and sisters, Pauline, Herman, Frank, Fred, Theodore, Wilma, Anna and Isabelle. Ray was the owner and operator of Hegler Swimming Pool. He raised fish at the Hegler Trout Farm. Ray was a member of the Eagles, NRA, Carpenters Union, Fin and Feather Club. He also loved to dance, have fun and was a kind and loving person. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice in his memory.

Hegler, Rose
Rose Hegler – Pueblo Chieftain – July 19, 1960 – Mrs. Rose Hegler.  Requiem High Mass will be today, 9 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Therese.  Interment Gate of Heaven.

Hegler, Stephie F.
Stephie F. Hegler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1999 - Stephie F. Hegler, born July 14, 1912, went home to be with our Lord on June1, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Conrad Hegler- and four sisters. Survived by children, Shirley Ruggieri, Conrad (Bonnie) Hegler- and daughter, Patricia Hegler, all of Pueblo. Also survived by six grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- brother, Albert (Mary) Jersin- and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at the Shrine of St. Therese, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, or Our Lady of the Meadows Building Fund through the funeral home office.

Hegushi, Vasabura
Vasabura Hegushi - Huerfano World - April 29, 1993 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1904: A Japanese miner named Vasabura Hegushi, 32, was killed by a fall of rock in the Walsen mine. [Editor's Note: Vasabura Hegushi died April 23, 1904. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, April 26, 1904, Page 1.]

Heide, Rosetta Joy
Rosetta Joy Heide - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1986 - Rosetta Joy Heide, born Feb. 13, 1897, died Nov. 13, 1986. Married William James Poulsom in 1916; he died in 1930. Married Roy J. Heide in 1953; he died in 1980. Preceded in death by son, Richard Poulsom. Survived by children, Ruth (Leland) Syring, Las Animas; Donald (Ruth) Poulsom, Pueblo; Margery Hood, Las Lunas, N.M. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Barbara Poulsom, Pueblo; stepchildren, Florence Weddingfild, Colorado Springs, Howard (Betty) Heide, Aurora, Neldalena (Smitty) Smith, Sandy, Ore., Kenneth (Lavona) Heide, Alamosa; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Service, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, Ustick-Donelson Funeral Home, Rocky Ford, Pastor David O. Ferguson, First United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial to Hospice Program of Albuquerque, N.M. Family will be at 602 S. 12th, Rocky Ford.

Heidegger, Edward George Sr.
Edward George Heidegger Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1999 - Edward George Heidegger Sr., passed away Feb. 14, 1999. Born April 30, 1916, Chicago, Ill., to Oscar and Avy Heidegger. He married Eleanor Carney Aug. 21, 1937. Preceded in death by both parents- brother, Oscar Heidegger- and sister, Minnie Williams. Survived by his loving wife, Eleanor- sons, Edward Jr. and David Heidegger- daughter, Carol (Gary) Dawson, Salt Lake City, Utah- sister, Ruby Loomis, Chicago- grandchildren, Karri Nubine, Missouri, Kimberly (Kevin) Kelmers, Houston, Christopher Dawson, Jacksonville, Fla. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was employed at Inland Steel, East Chicago, Ill., for seven years and Colorado Fuel and Iron for 31 years before retiring to run the Sage Brush Motel in Silver Cliff, Colo., which they owned and operated. They were world travelers for several years and were members of the Jolly Sams & Railroaders R.V. Travel Clubs. He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Pueblo West and City Park golf clubs. He had been a member of the Forresters and Eagles lodges. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Cremation at his request. , Thursday, Feb. 18, 1999, 10 a.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Heiden, Louis Jr.
Louis Heiden Jr. – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 23, 1879 – Terrible Accident – Del Norte, October 16. – A terrible accident which resulted in the drowning of Mr. Louis Heiden and his son, Louis, Jr., a lad of ten years, together with their team, occurred yesterday afternoon. They started to move a party living on the opposite side of the river. The recent storm west caused the river to rise rapidly at the time they attempted to cross; it was higher than it has been this year. They went in at the regular ford but must have been immediately swept down the stream, as the body of Mr. Heiden and his team were found about two miles below the ford. The body of the boy is still missing, but search is being made for it.

Heidt, Andrew J.
Andrew J. Heidt - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2003 - Andrew J. Heidt, age 89, passed away June 27, 2003. Husband of Doris Heidt, who passed away July 6, 1995. Father of James (Patricia) Heidt, Sedona, Ariz., and Jack (Ann) Heidt, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. Also survived by four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Louise (Angelo) Formico, Pueblo, Emma Del Rey, Pueblo and Ann (James) Ferando, Rico, Colo. Mr. Heidt was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and raised in Hawthorne, Calif. He was employed as a miner in the copper mines in Superior, Ariz., before moving to Pueblo in 1986. He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the American Legion in Superior. At his request, cremation and no funeral. Please omit food and flowers. The family wants to extend special thanks for the friendship and care provided by Vernon and Lorraine Morrow; Joe and Pat Vinci and Mary Jo Garcia.

Heidtbrink, Audrey Dick
Audrey Dick Heidtbrink - The Huerfano Journal - March 12, 2009 - Audrey Dick Heidtbrink - 5/25/1925 - 3/1/2009 - Audrey Dick Heidtbrink, devoted mother and loving grandmother, died Sunday March 1, 2009, at age 83, after a courageous battle with cancer. A native Coloradoan, Audrey was born in Walsenburg, CO, May 25, 1925 to Mr. and Mrs. James B. (Katherine) Dick Jr. Audrey owned an employment agency, was active in politics, and was a successful real estate agent for many years. She is survived by her children, Kathy, Jim, Nancy, Kevin and John, and six grandchildren. Services were held at Greenwood Community Church, Greenwood Village, CO on Wed. March 4.

Heienickle, Francis J. Sr.
Francis J. "Red" Heienickle Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1986 - Francis J. "Red" Heienickle Sr., of 121 Bragdon, Jan. 25, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Anna M. Heienickle and father of Francis J. (Erma) Heienickle Jr., Pueblo, and Margaret Ann (Cliff) Clemens, Bothell, Wash. Survived also by seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, John and Nannie Heienickle. Raised in Louisville, Ky., Mr. Heienickle came to Pueblo in 1925 and was employed as credit manager at Parkview Hospital until his retirement in 1972. He also worked for several other small loan associations, He was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Iran with the Persian Gulf Command, Member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90; IOOF, Pueblo Lodge No 8, and Modem Woodmen of America. Mr. and Mrs. Heienickle celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary Oct. 20, 1985. Service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Harold Tuttle, pastor, Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 will have concluding rites at the Historic Chapel. Interment and IOOF rites, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Chapel following the service.

Heikes, Albert LeRoy
Albert Leroy “Roy” Heikes - Walsenburg World-Independent - January 9, 1931 - Albert Leroy “Roy” Heikes, age 46, died at his home in La Veta Wednesday, January 7. He is survived by his wife and three children. Mr. Heikes had been living at La Veta for about 10 years, where he was engaged in carpentering and farming. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church in La Veta at 2:30 p.m. and interment will be under direction of the Benefiel Mortuary Co. Huerfano World - January 21, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: Died, Albert LeRoy Heikes, who was born in Kansas in 1886 and married Cora Spicher in 1908. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Robert Mathews, Catherine and Opal.

Heikes, Carolyn
Carolyn Heikes - Gatesville Texas Messenger – June 15, 2005 - Carolyn Heikes, of Manassa, CO, died May 30 at an Alamosa hospital. She was 66. Funeral services were held June 4 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa. Interment was in the New Conejos, Los Cerritos Cemetery in Manassa, CO. She was born Oct. 13, 1938, in Gatesville to Erna Louise Koch Dyson and the late Edwin Benton Dyson. She began work as an elementary teacher in La Veta, CO, and later worked as a medical librarian for the SLV Area Health Education Center for more than 25 years. She obtained her master's degree in library science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She was a member of Bethel Heights Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Ed Miller of Manassa and Evelyn Morgan of Gatesville; her mother, Erna Dyson of Gatesville; brother, John Thomas Dyson of Grand Junction, CO; sister, Janis Louis Daschofsky of Gatesville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Heikes, Eugene
Eugene Heikes - Huerfano World - March 24, 1994 - Huerfano Eugene Heikes, 66, of La Veta died Mar. 20, 1994 in Huerfano Medical Center following a massive heart attack. Born in La Veta, Feb. 7, 1928, the son of Mike and Georgia Heikes, he attended and graduated from La Veta High School in 1946. He married the former Elsie Jo Falk in Raton, NM, Oct. 11, 1948. Mr. Heikes was well known as a rancher and for his knowledge of cattle. He was a member of the Colorado and American Simmental Association and a 4-H-leader and booster for many years. He was instrumental in developing and building the Huerfano County 4-H fairgrounds, a member of AARP and a board member of the La Veta Cemetery District for 21 years. Survivors include his wife, Elsie, La Veta; his father, Mike, La Veta; a son, Maurice, La Veta; five brothers, Clarence, Alamosa, Harry, La Veta, Walter, Del Norte, Leland, Prescott, AZ, and Joe, La Veta; a sister, Irmajean Thomas, La Veta; two grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Wednesday from La Veta Methodist Church. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Heikes, Georgia M.
Georgia M. Heikes - La Veta Signature - December 19, 1991 - Georgia M. Heikes, 83, died December 5, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born March 10, 1908 in La Veta to Sumpter and Minnie Martin. She married Mike Heikes December 17, 1924 in Monte Vista. The couple farmed in the La Veta area for many years. Mrs. Heikes is survived by her husband, Mike of La Veta; seven children, Clarence (Joyce) Heikes of Alamosa; Walt (Lois) Heikes of South Fork; Leland (Norma) Heikes of Olney Springs; Gene (Elsie Jo) Heikes, Harry (Betty) Heikes, Joe (Evelyn) Heikes, and Irmajean (Tom) Thomas, all of La Veta, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Hazel Martin of California, and numerous nieces and nephews. Family graveside services were held Saturday, December 7, at La Veta Cemetery. J. M. Antle is in charge of arrangements.

Heikes, Milbern
Milbern L. Heikes - Huerfano World - July 21, 1994 - Milbern L. "Mike" Heikes died July 17, 1994, at his home in La Veta. Born Jan. 26, 1905, to Milton and Anna Heikes in Sabetha, KS, he spent his life as a farmer and carpenter. He married Georgia Martin Dec. 17, 1924. Survivors include his children Clarence, Alamosa, Walter, South Fork, Leland, Chinle, AZ, Harry, Robert and Irmajean Thomas, all of La Veta and his daughter-in-law Elsie Jo Heikes, La Veta; 17 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside service was Wednesday in La Veta Cemetery.

Heilman, Jennie Mae
Jennie Mae Heilman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2002 - Went to be with the Lord Jan. 4, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Nov. 18, 1916, in Pueblo to Vincent and Rose Allesandro, who preceded her, along with her brothers, Martin, Phillip, Tony and Jack; and sisters, Josephine, Carlina and Mae. Survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Ralph A. Heilman; daughter, Donna (Rudy) Boitz; granddaughter, Jacklyn (Danny) Bruce; sister, Annie Allesandro; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jennie retired from the Pueblo County Clerk's office with 20 years of service. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. Monday. Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Meadows Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the 4-H Youth Foundation through the funeral home office.

Heilman, Mary Estes
Mary Estes Heilman - Huerfano World - October 7, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1953: Died, Mary Estes Heilman, 76, who was born in La Veta in 1877. [Editor's Note: Mary Estes Heilman passed away about September 30, 1953. Obituary listed World Independent, September 30, 1953, Page 1.]

Heiman, Mamie K.
Mamie K. Heiman – Pueblo Indicator – August 18, 1934 – Mrs. Mamie K. Heiman died at her home, 1932 Carteret, on Saturday evening following an illness of four days with pneumonia. Mrs. Heiman came here from Mobile, Alabama, in 1895, and had many friends who regret her sudden passing. She is survived by a son who resides at the family home. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in Roselawn cemetery.

Heimann, Adam Edward
Adam Edward Heimann – Bayfield Blade – December 7, 1917 – Pueblo – A suicide, a murder and two robberies featured Thanksgiving day in Pueblo. Adam Edward Heimann, aged 55 years, for twenty-three years a watchman at the Pueblo smelter, shot and killed himself, presumably because of worries over financial difficulties.

Heimbaugh, Jacob
Jacob Heimbaugh – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 18, 1875 - Jacob Heimbaugh, the man who was shot by Daniel Woodriff on Saturday evening last died on Thursday evening in great agony. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 18, 1875 – The Heimbaugh Shooting Case – A coroner's inquest was held on Friday morning upon the body of Jacob Heimbaugh, who was shot by Daniel Woodriff, in this city, on Saturday last. A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Thombs with the following result: The deceased received two wounds caused by pistol balls. The first ball struck the abdomen just above the umbilicus and about one and a half inches to the right, passed directly through the depending lobe of the liver, also cutting the intestines and passing out at the back. The second shot struck the right thigh and lodged against the head of the femur. Death resulted, of course, from the first wound. On account of the necessary absence of the coroner from the city, we were unable to obtain a copy of the verdict. On Friday afternoon Mr. Woodriff was again arrested and brought to town at the instance of the deputy district attorney, Mr. Vollrath, though for what reason does not exactly appear, and another examination was held before Justice Hart, which resulted in Mr. Woodriff being released on the same bail as that given by him at his former examination. In our account of the shooting of Jacob Heimbaugh by Daniel Woodriff, on Saturday last, we stated that Heimbaugh and Woodriff agreed to go outside of the city limits and fight. This is not exactly correct. The truth of the matter is that Heimbaugh told Woodriff, with a good deal of profanity and abuse, that he (Heimbaugh) could whip him (Woodriff) but wouldn't do it in the city, because he (Heimbaugh) didn't want to be fined or put in the calaboose. Woodriff then said that he was going home, and if Heimbaugh followed him out of town it would be his own lookout, or words to that effect.

Heimberger, Minna
Minna Heimberger – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – March 3, 1919 – Mrs. Minna Heimberger – Mrs. Minna Heimberger of Chicago, widow of the late Dr. David Heimberger who was at one time a leading physician of Leadville, finished a hearty dinner at the home of Mrs. Jessie Sterling, 108 East Tenth street, yesterday, slipped from her chair and died of heart trouble before medical aid could be summoned. Mrs. Heimberger arrived here Sunday last to spend a few weeks at the home of Mrs. Sterling, an old friend and widow of one of the city's prominent early-day lawyers. When she felt ill Tuesday, a doctor was summoned. Her ailment did not appear to be serious, but the physician advised her to return to a lower climate. Mrs. Heimberger accordingly planned to depart this morning for Pueblo. She ate a hearty meal at Mrs. Sterling's home yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock. At 1:35, she exclaimed that she felt suddenly ill. Before she arose from the table, she unexpectedly became limp, slipped from her chair to the floor and died before it was hardly realized that she had become sick. Mrs. Sterling sent messages yesterday afternoon to her two daughters, Miss Rose Heimberger of Pueblo and Mrs. Erma Janowitz of Chicago, widow of the late Edward Janowitz and to her son, who also lives in Chicago. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking company. A resident of Leadville for a number of years before removing to Pueblo and later to Chicago a few years ago, Mrs. Heimberger was widely known among present-day residents of the city and since her arrival here Sunday, she had renewed many old acquaintances and friendships, being then apparently in the best health and her usual cheerful spirits. She had intended to spend several weeks here, both to meet her old friends and to attend to business matters connected with real estate she owned in Leadville. Mrs. Heimberger was born in Germany about 60 years ago, came to the United States while a girl, and moved westward with relatives to Colorado. Following her marriage to Dr. David Heimberger, she and her husband came to Leadville in the early eighties from Saguache county. Dr. Heimberger quickly became one of the leading physicians of the booming mining camp and one of its most prominent citizens. He engaged continuously in mining operations, at one time holding about 100 mining claims. The Toledo Avenue Mining company, which, tho it turned out unprofitably, was one of the largest deep mining projects undertaken in the eighties in upper California gulch, was organized and put into active operation, largely thru Dr. Heimberger's activity. He is said to have lost $40,000 or $50,000 in the concern. The doctor and his wife also became owners of many real estate properties, including the frame business building at Harrison avenue, which is the chief remaining holding of the estate. Their home in those days was a model for the times situated in West Fourth street. Mrs. Heimberger in her youth received a university education, was highly accomplished as a musician and a woman of many talents. It is expected she will be buried in the Jewish cemetery here beside the grave of her husband, who died a number of years ago. The late Jake O. Heimberger, at one time the owner of the Herald Democrat, was a foster son of Dr. and Mrs. Heimberger. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – March 3, 1919 – Personal Mention – Miss Rose Heimberger arrived in the city yesterday from Pueblo to attend the funeral of her late mother, Mrs. Minna Heimberger. Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – March 3, 1919 – Personal Mention – Mrs. Ed Janowitz, a former resident of Leadville, arrived here from Chicago last evening to attend the funeral of her mother, the late Mrs. Minna Heimberger, who died here suddenly last week.

Heine, C. J.
C. J. Heine - Wray Gazette - August 16, 1907 - As the result of a collision with J. D. Thatcher's automobile, C. J. Heine, a lineman for the Denver & Rio Grande, who was riding on his bicycle, was seriously, if not fatally, injured at Pueblo. The accident occurred in front of St. Mary's Hospital, where he was taken at once. He was badly bruised about the hips and back and received several deep scalp wounds. It is also said he was internally injured.

Heinen, Christopher
Sgt. Christopher Heinen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2000 - Sgt. Christopher Heinen, 23, passed away Sept. 22, 2000. He is a graduate of Klein Oak High School, where he called home. Sgt. Heinen had served in the U.S. Army for four years and just returned from a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. He was a devoted father, loving husband, son and brother. He enjoyed being in the outdoors and spending time with his family. Sgt. Heinen is preceded in death by his grandfather, Floyd Harriman, and survived by his wife, LeAnn; daughter, Bailey; parents, Gloria and Gary Burgess; brother, Gary Jr.; sister, Laura; and grandparents, Shirley and Henry Burgess of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Belva (Harriman) Orr of Rockport, Texas. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Graveside service will be held at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Heins, Corinne B.
Corinne B. Heins - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2005 - Corinne B. Heins, 84, of Westcliffe, passed away April 16, 2005. Services in Chambers, Neb.

Heintz, Alvin A.
Alvin A. "Hoss" Heintz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Alvin A. "Hoss" Heintz passed away at Fort Lyon Medical Center Feb. 21, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Evelyn G. Heintz of the family home in Pueblo; father of Cathy Heintz, Pueblo, and Robert A Heintz, Denver; grandfather of four and stepfather of three. Also survived by four sisters and one brother. Veteran of the Korean Conflict and member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel, with Henry Bellinger officiating. Interment, Lutheran Cemetery, Granite, Okla.

Heiser, Clesta
Clesta “Nadine” (Kearns) Heiser - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 2006 - Clesta "Nadine" (Kearns) Heiser, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2006. Preceded in death by her son, Kenny Kearns. She is survived by 5 children, Karen (Don) Anderson, Terry Kearns, Bobby Kearns, Melinda (Doug) Keeney, Shelly Kearns; daughter-in-law Sue Stanbro; 9 grandchildren, Dusty (Angelique) Kearns, Tracy Anderson, Heather (Jeff) King, Cory (Jackie) Anderson, Adam Keeney, Tara Salas, Brandi (Vaughn) Kearns, Kyndra Kearns, Kyla Kearns: 10 great-grandchildren, Khari, Justin, Jordan, Makayla, Kaitlyn, Sterling, Irie, Karissa, Maliah and Kenny. Enjoyed dancing, sewing, quilting, gardening and cooking. Graveside service 1:00 p.m. Monday at Imperial Cemetery. Reception at Romero's Hall after service.

Heitler, Charles
Charles Heitler – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – June 22, 1875 – The body of Mr. Charles Heitler, who died a few days since in Del Norte, was brought to this city and buried on Monday afternoon.

Heizelman, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Heizelman - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2004 - Joseph J. Heizelman passed away Jan. 21, 2004. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Heizelman; parents, Albert and Martha Heizelman; sister, Annie Vickers; brothers, Andy, Ernest, Frank and Carl Heizelman. He is survived by his nephews, Lee, Bill, Larry and Anthony; nieces, Rose, Maxine, Marie, Pearl, Loretta and Kari. Also survived by sister-in-law, Mary (Chester) Gompf. Joseph loved to garden. He was an avid rock hound and a railroad buff. He served in the army during WWII. Joseph retired in 1977 from the D&RG Railroad. Viewing, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2004, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Heizer, Ida A.
Ida A. Heizer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2006 - Ida A. Heizer passed away Jan. 25, 2006. Survived by husband, Donald; son, Robert; and grandchildren, Aaron and Sara Heizer. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel.

Heizer, Robert
Robert Heizer - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 20, 1911 - Robert Heizer, aged fifty, and one of the best known citizens in Bent county, died at Las Animas.



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