The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Hiatt, Alva E.
Alva "Jerry" E. Hiatt D.D.S. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2000 - Alva "Jerry" E. Hiatt D.D.S., passed away on Dec. 28, 1999. A retired dentist, he practiced in Denver and Tucson, Ariz. He was born in San Diego in 1924, but was raised in Aspen, Colo. He lived in Pueblo the past eight years. He was a well-known ski racer in the 1940s for the University of Denver. Survived by children, Nancy (Ken) Smith, Pueblo, Charles Hiatt, Green River, Wyo., Terrence Hiatt, Shelton, Wash., and Thomas (Pam) Hiatt, Santa Clara, Calif. A family memorial service is pending.

Hiatt, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy "Dotty" Mae Flores Hiatt - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 19, 2007 - Dorothy "Dotty" Mae Flores Hiatt passed into eternal life Sunday, September 16, 2007, after a sudden and unexpected ailment. She died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. She was 87. Along with her twin sister Doris, Dorothy Mae Flores was born December 25, 1919, on the family farm outside West Point in Cuming County, Nebraska, to Boyd and Ida (Prawitz) Flores. After graduating from West Point High School in 1937, she worked at Sak's Drugstore in West Point as a soda jerk, and later became a member of the National Association of Soda Jerks. With the onset of World War II, she moved to Iowa to aid the war effort working at the Sioux City Army Air Base. She followed this service with jobs with Traveler's Insurance in San Francisco and a hospital in Chicago. She fell in love with the Colorado Springs region during a dude ranch vacation and moved here in 1948. While working at McRae Motors she met her future husband, Carl Oren Hiatt. They were married in Pueblo on December 20, 1949, and settled in Colorado Springs, where they raised three children. Dorothy loved camping, rock hunting, and fishing in the Colorado mountains. During her lifetime she traveled with her husband, three children and current Boston Terrier to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and nearly every fishing spot in Colorado. Dotty was an avid bird watcher and gardener and spent much of her time raising roses and other blooming plants, and her home was always filled with blossoms from her garden. Another lifetime passion was owl, hummingbird, and Boston Terrier collectables. Dorothy was a skilled and gifted homemaker who kept her house immaculate and her family fed, right up to the time she entered the hospital. She cooked the best holiday dinners that any of us have ever tasted. She was especially known for her homemade strawberry ice cream and her secret potato salad recipe. Dorothy loved caring for her family, who have keepsakes of her love in the form of afghans, quilts, and other crafted items. Her hands were never idle. Dorothy was a high-scoring bowler in two different leagues, and also enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards. Despite living in Colorado for over 50 years, she remained a Nebraska farm girl at heart and Cornhuskers fan all her life. Dorothy had been an active member of First Lutheran Church since 1958. She was involved in women's church circle, embroidering baptismal towels, setting up communion, and numerous other volunteer activities. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Carl "Ladd" O. Hiatt., son Ladd E. Hiatt, daughter Cheryl L. Haver and husband Steve, son Gregory S. Hiatt and wife Kathleen; granddaughters Emily M. Ross and Elizabeth L. Haver; grandsons Matthew R. Ross, Geoffrey R. Hiatt, and Galen G. Hiatt; twin sister Doris F. Johnson, brother Gordon Flores, brother Leigh Flores and wife Lois, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Earl Flores. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, with a memorial service following at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. in Colorado Springs at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul R. Peel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy's name may be made to First Lutheran Church.

Hiatt, Leonard W.
Leonard W. Hiatt - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1987 - Leonard W. Hiatt of Golden, Colo., passed away May 11, 1987, at Veterans Hospital in Denver. Survived by his wife, Ruby A. Hiatt, Golden; two daughters, Linda Harris, Golden, and Julia Calhoon, Ontario, Calif. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his brothers, Clifton Hiatt, Canon City, and Morris Hiatt, Winterset, Iowa. Preceded in death by his parents, Bain Hiatt and Mary Bobert Hiatt. Mr. Hiatt was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Peru, Iowa, and came to Pueblo in 1947. He was employed by the CF&I Steel Corp. for 30 years before retiring in 1976. After retiring, they moved to Denver to be near their daughter and spent winters in Mesa, Ariz. Mr. Hiatt was a member of Bethel Methodist Church, Pueblo, and the American Legion, Post 2, Pueblo. He enjoyed fishing. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Wilson Almont Chapel. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association through Wilson Almont Funeral Home.

Hibbard, Charles
Charles Hibbard – Colorado Public Defender - April 24, 1885 - Charles Hibbard, Trinidad (Las Animas County). W-W. Hanging/Broken neck. Hibbard was convicted of the murder of William Knowles in Stonewall, approximately forty miles north of Trinidad. Hibbard was living at his uncle's ranch in Stonewall when Knowles, an elderly man who had a large sum of money, came to visit. When the uncle left for a trip to Illinois, Hibbard and Knowles stayed behind to care for the ranch. Soon neighbors realized that Knowles was missing, and their inquiries prompted Hibbard to leave town. The uncle discovered Knowles's body when he returned from Illinois. Upon his apprehension in Kansas, Hibbard confessed to the murder and a long history of other crimes, including murder and horse and cattle theft.

Hibbs, Helen
Helen Hibbs - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2004 - Helen Hibbs passed away Dec. 5, 2004, in Fort Worth, Texas. Helen was born in Junction, Ill., on Nov. 11, 1907, one of 14 children, to Sam and Elizabeth Wood Sisk. She graduated from Equality Illinois High School and worked in the nursing field. Her nursing career led her to Newhall, Calif., where she met and married Clyde Hibbs. They moved to Trinidad, Colo., in 1937. Upon the opening of the Trinidad State Nursing Home, Helen was hired as the housekeeping supervisor, where she worked for 18 years, before retiring in 1974. Mrs. Hibbs was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trinidad for over 50 years as well as Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 1 in Trinidad, in which she received her 50-year pin in 1999. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, in 1975. She is survived by her son, Eddie (Patti) Hibbs of Fort Worth, Texas; a grandson, Michael (Vikki) of Virginia; two sisters, Nathiela Prather and Thelma Delost, both of Illinois; a brother, Tom Sisk of Arizona; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hibbs will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad at 2 p.m. Donations in memory of Mrs. Hibbs may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the mortuary.

Hibler, Judy Marie
Judy Marie Hibler – Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 2009 - Judy Marie Hibler, 48, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away Aug. 3, 2009. Survived by her loving husband, Marc Hibler; children, Scott Hibler , Natasha Hibler and Nicole Hibler; father, Ronald Olschefski; two sisters, Dona Olschefski and Lynn Ware; two brothers, Kurt Olschefski and Carl Olschefski; and special nephew, Tommy Ware. Also survived by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Barbara Hibler; and sister-in-law, Traci (Dave) Hampton. Preceded in death by her mother, Dalphine Olschefski; and two brothers. Judy was born March 1, 1961, in St. Clair Shores, Mich. She graduated from CSU-P. Judy and Marc married on Aug. 23, 1987. Judy worked for Mount Carmel Credit Union and was a co-owner, along with her husband, of All Risk Insurance. Judy's primary focus was on her children; their education and their quality of life. She volunteered for many of her children's school activities and was active with the Homeowners' Association. She was also a member of Ascension Episcopal Church. Judy was an avid Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets fan, and enjoyed attending their games. Her dynamic personality made her a best friend to those who knew her. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand, with the Rev. Andrew McMullen officiating. Followed by the inurnment at Ascension Episcopal Columbarium. Those who are attending the service, please wear purple in honor of Judy. Please omit flowers, as they are not allowed in the church. Memorials may be made to the Hibler Children Education Fund, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Hibpshman, Earl W.
Earl W. Hibpshman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2006 - Earl W. Hibpshman, 81, of Kenai, Ala., passed away July 31, 2006. He was born in Blackwell, Okla., on Nov. 24, 1924, to Ethel and Lowe Hibpshman, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by two children and four siblings. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Hibpshman; three sons and two daughters. Also surviving him are his brothers, Clifford (Lily) of Pueblo and Mark (Joan) Hibpshman of Denver; sisters, Norma (Pete) Lira and Alice Mace, both of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Mildred Hibpshman of Eagle River, Ala., Carrie (Jim) Jauch and Blanche Hibpshman, both of Pueblo. Earl resided in Pueblo many years ago and graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School. In the last 57 years, has lived mostly in Alaska. He was the police chief in Anchorage for many of those years.

Hibpshman, Oscar L.
Rev. Oscar L. Hibpshman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2003 - Rev. Oscar L. Hibpshman, 82, passed away July 17, 2003. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Blanche M. Hibpshman, of the family home; children, Larry Hibpshman of Juneau, Alaska, J. David (Nita) Hibpshman of Pueblo, Terry (Fredda) Hibpshman of Lexington, Ky., and Carol (Frank) Pierce of Houston, Texas; siblings, Norma (Pete) Lira of Pueblo, Clifford (Lily) Hibpshman of Pueblo, Earl (Ruth) Hibpshman of Kenai, Alaska, Alice Mace of Pueblo and Mark (Joan) Hibpshman of Denver; sister-in-law, Mildred Hibpshman; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Lowe and Ethel Hibpshman; brother, Richard Hibpshman; and brother-in-law, Loren Mace. Oscar was born April 28, 1921, in Shattuck, Okla., and served in the U.S. Air Corps during WWII. He was a Baptist pastor and an engineer. Member of First Southern Baptist Church. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 until 6 p.m. Friday and from 8 until 10 a.m. Saturday. Graveside committal, 11 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery with a memorial service following at 1:30 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland. Those who desire may make memorials to First Southern Baptist, Gideon's International or Alzheimer's Association, through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomery-steward.com

Hickerson, Charles Frank III
Charles Frank Hickerson III - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2006 - Charles Frank Hickerson III, 21 months, of Colorado Springs, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 1, 2006. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Lucille Hickerson; sisters, Lori and Teresa Bernardo; grandparents, Pedro and Phyllis Bernardo and Ralph and Brenda Paysinger; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Charles loved animals and everyone who came in contact with him was touched in a special way. He had the heart and soul of a giant and a smile that would melt your heart. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Hickey, D. W.
D. W. Hickey – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 7, 1877 – Mr. D. W. Hickey died at the Pittsburg House in this city on Saturday.  The deceased was a native of Canada, twenty-four years of age and arrived in Pueblo about three weeks since.

Hickey, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Hickey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1999 - Dorothy E. Hickey, 87, lifetime Baca County resident, passed away June 23,1999 . Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday at the Peacock Chapel. Interment Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. today and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Hickey, Margaret
Margaret Hickey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1986 - Miss Margaret Hickey, 71, died at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Feb. 16,1986. She was the first cousin of Fr. Thomas J. Hickey, retired, but is well known as a helper at St. Patrick Church. Miss Hickey came to Colorado from Ireland in 1955 to housekeep for Fr. Hickey in his pastorates at Mancos, Paonia, and Fruita. She also lived at Montrose and Grand Junction before coming to Pueblo when Fr. Hickey retired. Miss Hickey was a member of the Oblates of St. Benedict of the Benedictine Abbey in Canon City. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Hickey, in 1984. In addition to Fr. Hickey, she is survived by her cousin, Molly Hickey Conlan of Dublin, Ireland, who is presently visiting in Pueblo, and by many other cousins in Ireland. Services will be held at St. Patrick Church with the Mass of the Resurrection, 7 p.m. Monday and the recitation of the rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Roselawn.

Hicklin, Alexander
Alexander “Zan” Hicklin – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 14, 1874 – Alexander Hicklin, one of the pioneers of Southern Colorado, died at six o'clock yesterday morning at his ranch on the Greenhorn.  Mr. Hicklin came to New Mexico in 1849, from thence he went to California and returning therefrom, he in 1860 settled at his late residence on the Greenhorn.  Mr. Hicklin was one of the most widely known citizens in Southern Colorado.  His great generosity, his open handed hospitality and his dry and peculiar humor, rendered him popular with everybody, making the name of Zan. Hicklin a household word in all parts of Colorado and New Mexico.  The deceased had been ill for some time, and his death will be sincerely mourned by many who are indebted to him for acts of kindness.  He was about fifty-five years of age.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 18, 1874 – A Pioneer Gone.  On Friday, the 13th, inst., Alexander Hicklin, one of the oldest settlers of Southern Colorado, died at his ranch on the Greenhorn, where he resided during the last fourteen years.  From his old friend, Col. J. M. Francisco, we learn the following particulars of his life: Mr. Hicklin was a native of Lafayette county, Missouri, and came to New Mexico with what was known as the “Merchant's Train,” in 1846.  He, in company with many others who accompanied the train in various capacities, were mustered into the United States service just previous to Colonel Doniphan's battle at Sacremento.  In this battle he took part, and afterwards returned to Santa Fe where he remained several years.  After about two years residence in California, he came to Colorado, where he settled on the ranch which he owned at the time of his death.  The deceased was married in Taos, New Mexico, to a daughter of Colonel Bent, the first governor of New Mexico, who was killed in the well known Taos rebellion.  Few men could boast of more friends than Alexander Hicklin.  He was generous to a fault, kind and sympathetic to those in trouble, and many a traveler will bear testimony to his open handed hospitality.  There was a knack of story telling and a quaint, original kind of wit about the man that made him a welcome member of many a camp fire party.  Many amusing stories are told of him, but one would have to be present to thoroughly enjoy the point of his jokes.  It was Zan Hicklin alone who could perpetrate them, and we have never yet met a narrator who could give any idea of his curious style.  So one by one our old landmarks pass away, and although the present generation may have more refinement, we doubt very much whether it exceeds in those qualities that make the man. Las Animas Leader – February 20, 1874 – Alexander Hicklin, one of the pioneers of Southern Colorado, died at his ranch about thirty miles south of Pueblo on last Friday morning.  Mr. Hicklin went to New Mexico in 1849; from thence he went to California; and returned to this territory (in) 1860.  He then settled at his late residence on the Greenhorn. Alexander "Zan" Hicklin - Daily Rocky Mountain News - February 25, 1874 - Old Zan - Zan Hicklin, who died down on the Greenhorn a few days ago, was a thorough western character, and was noted for his startling tales of border life. The Santa Fe New Mexican recalls one of his yarns, which is thoroughly characteristic of the man: In '59 Zan entered a saloon in Salt Lake city, and there met a man whom he accosted as "Bob." The room was full of green pilgrims from the east. After the usual salutations Bob asked Zan to take a drink, which invitation Zan declined on the ground that he could not drink with a man who treated another as Bob had him. Bob entreated him to let by-gones be by-gones. "No" said Zan, "I can't do it. When we were down on the Santa Clara, and got lost, and were out of grub till we could hardly crawl, and could find no game, till we came across a squaw with her young one, I managed to kill the little Indian and drag him into camp. You were too far gone to help me. But while I went to get water, you took out your butcher knife, bored a hole in the little Indian's head and sucked out his brains, when you knew that was the only part of an Indian that I liked. No sir, I can't drink with you." And they both walked out of the saloon, leaving as gaping and astonished a crowd as ever listened to a story of border life. In addition to this we clip the following from the Pueblo Chieftain: Steve Smith tells the following good story of Zan Hicklin: It appears that on one occasion several "tenderfeet" just from the states were eating dinner at Zan's rancho. There was a dish of meat on the table, and after all of the party were seated, Zan turned gravely to one of his employes, who it appears did the hunting for the establishment, and asked: "What kind of meat is this?" The reply was "buck." "Ah, yes, I thought so," continued Zan, "squaw ain't good this time of year!" The effect on the new comers may be more readily imagined than described. They didn't eat much of that meat.

Hicklin, Alexander
Alexander Hicklin - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - September 26, 1878 - Tragedy on the Greenhorn - Shooting of Alexander and Thomas Hicklin - Our community was thrown into a state of considerable excitement on Saturday on account of one of those unfortunate tragedies which so often occur in this region growing out of disputed land grants. About noon on the day above mentioned Mr. Dick Randall, special constable, arrived in the city bringing Justice R. L. Phillips, of the Greenhorn, who placed himself in Mr. Randall's custody to answer to the charge of shooting Alexander and Thomas Hicklin, sons of the late Zan Hicklin. Our reporter called at the jail and interviewed 'Squire Phillips, who said that he lives on what is known as the "Nigger Bob" place, on the Greenhorn, just opposite Mr. Calvin Goss' ranch. The place was claimed up to two years ago by Mr. H. F. Schenck, whose right to it 'Squire Phillips purchased. The land is included within the limits of the Hicklin grant, to which no title has yet been issued by the government authorities. 'Squire Phillips settled on the place last year, when the two Hicklin's accompanied by a cousin of their's came almost everyday and threatened him. He left his furniture in the house, becoming frightened, and went to live with a friend of his named Marshall, who resides at the mouth of the Graneros, a short distance off. The Hicklin boys came and carried off all the hay from the place. After that 'Squire Phillips rented a portion of the house to the school board, still leaving his furniture in one of the rooms. After school closed Alexander Hicklin and his wife took possession of the house and lived in it for a short time, two or three weeks, and then left. Phillips gave a friend of his, a Mr. Carpenter, leave to occupy the house, and after Mr. Carpenter went there the Hicklin boys would come every day or two and order him off. After Mr. Carpenter left he locked up the house and Alexander Hicklin broke in a window, went inside and nailed up the doors. About three weeks ago 'Squire Phillips took possession of the place himself. On Friday the Hicklin's sent Mr. Ghastaine to cut the hay on the place on shares. 'Squire Phillips declared his intention to have one half of the hay, when Thomas Hicklin struck him on the side of the head, knocking him down and otherwise abusing him until Mr. Chastaine talked to him and made him ashamed for stricking an old man who is an invalid. After this difficulty 'Squire Phillips warned the Hicklin's not to come back to the ranch again. On Saturday morning they returned, shortly after sunrise, and commenced loading up the hay. Squire Phillips came from the house with a double-barrel shotgun, and saying to the Hicklin's, "I told you not to come here again," and fired both barrels at them. Mr. Dick Randall, who was present when the shooting occurred, says that Alexander Hicklin stood within fifteen or twenty-five feet of 'Squire Phillips and received one of the charges, supposed to be buckshot, in his stomach and bowels. Thomas Hicklin turned to run and received several balls in his side and arm and one in the back of his head. When Mr. Randall left Alexander was able to talk and asked for his wife, but Thomas was speechless and apparently dead. We have since learned that Alexander is dead and Thomas can not recover. 'Squire Phillips, who is a justice of the peace of his precinct, immediately after the shooting appointed Mr. Dick Randall a special constable, gave himself up and came to the city. 'Squire Phillips is a man between forty-five and fifty years of age, very gray and a confirmed invalid from consumption and heart disease. During our reporter's conversation with him yesterday he was obliged to pause frequently to catch his breath. He is a native of Vermont, and has been in Colorado about four years. He was a captain in the army during the war, a very peaceable quiet citizen and much respected by his neighbors. A gentleman who left the scene of the tragedy a short time after it occurred, gives a heart rending account of the scene. The boys were lying on the hillside where the tragedy occurred, Alexander Hicklin's young wife mourning over the dead body of her husband and Mrs. Hicklin, the mother of the boys, distracted with grief trying to render some aid to Thomas, who was at that time insensible. Thomas' recovery is said to be impossible. The unfortunate affair has cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood, and both parties have the sympathy of many friends. We have stated the facts just as we obtained them, and have no desire to favor or screen anyone connected with the affair.

Hicklin, John
John Hicklin - Walsenburg World – August 24, 1911 - Died at Maitland John Hicklin August 15, 1911, age 89 years 5 months 19 days.

Hicklin, Talman
Talman Hicklin - Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 15, 1873 - The Fatal Bullet – Bloody Result of a Trivial Quarrel – On Monday evening last, the 13th inst., at 7 o'clock, Mr. Talman Hicklin, a half brother of Alexander Hicklin, one of the old pioneers, who resides on the Greenhorn, was shot and killed by a chum and fellow workman named Sam Perry. Briefly stated, the causes which led to the fatal tragedy are as follows: Perry had been out herding cattle, and upon returning, walked into the cabin and pitched his saddle down on the floor in a careless manner. In doing so one of the stirrups struck Hicklin, and the latter, not relishing such treatment, spoke roughly to Perry, and warned him to be more careful. One word brought on another, until at last Hicklin, who was a large, powerful man, sprang up and challenged Perry to a fistic encounter. Perry declined this, on the ground that they were unevenly matched, but informed Hicklin that he would fight him with pistols. By way of reply, Hicklin at once rushed for a carbine standing in the corner, while Perry, drawing his revolver, quietly stepped outside the cabin, and waited for his antagonist. In a moment after Hicklin appeared at the door, and both men fired simultaneously, Perry receiving a ball through his hip, which inflicted a shocking wound. At the first fire Hicklin did not seem to be hurt, when Perry fired again with fatal results. Hicklin threw up his arms, staggered off a few paces, sank down upon his knees, fell forward on his face, gasped once or twice, rolled over and was dead. The leaden messenger had performed its work, and a trivial dispute had ended in murder. Up to the present writing we have been unable to learn whether any arrests were made. Colorado Daily Chieftain 1-17-1873 We were informed last night, just as we were going to press, that an officer was sent for Perry, the murderer of Hicklin, but on arriving, found him dead. Colorado Daily Chieftain 1-22-1873 Arrest Of Perry – Contrary to previous reports, the wound received by Sam Perry, the Hicklin murderer, is not dangerous, and he will soon recover. On Monday last, Sheriff Allen set out with the intention of bringing Perry in, but finding the prisoner unable to move, he left him in the charge of a constable, with instructions to report at Pueblo with his charge at the first opportunity. Perry is now in the grip of the law, and will soon bring up in the county jail. Colorado Daily Chieftain 1-31-1873 Mr. Charles Johnson arrived in town yesterday with Perry, the man who was engaged in the dual with Hicklin. Perry has been safely lodged in the county jail; to await an examination of the matter.

Hicklin, Thomas
Thomas Hicklin - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - September 26, 1878 - Tragedy on the Greenhorn - Shooting of Alexander and Thomas Hicklin - Our community was thrown into a state of considerable excitement on Saturday on account of one of those unfortunate tragedies which so often occur in this region growing out of disputed land grants. About noon on the day above mentioned Mr. Dick Randall, special constable, arrived in the city bringing Justice R. L. Phillips, of the Greenhorn, who placed himself in Mr. Randall's custody to answer to the charge of shooting Alexander and Thomas Hicklin, sons of the late Zan Hicklin. Our reporter called at the jail and interviewed 'Squire Phillips, who said that he lives on what is known as the "Nigger Bob" place, on the Greenhorn, just opposite Mr. Calvin Goss' ranch. The place was claimed up to two years ago by Mr. H. F. Schenck, whose right to it 'Squire Phillips purchased. The land is included within the limits of the Hicklin grant, to which no title has yet been issued by the government authorities. 'Squire Phillips settled on the place last year, when the two Hicklin's accompanied by a cousin of their's came almost everyday and threatened him. He left his furniture in the house, becoming frightened, and went to live with a friend of his named Marshall, who resides at the mouth of the Graneros, a short distance off. The Hicklin boys came and carried off all the hay from the place. After that 'Squire Phillips rented a portion of the house to the school board, still leaving his furniture in one of the rooms. After school closed Alexander Hicklin and his wife took possession of the house and lived in it for a short time, two or three weeks, and then left. Phillips gave a friend of his, a Mr. Carpenter, leave to occupy the house, and after Mr. Carpenter went there the Hicklin boys would come every day or two and order him off. After Mr. Carpenter left he locked up the house and Alexander Hicklin broke in a window, went inside and nailed up the doors. About three weeks ago 'Squire Phillips took possession of the place himself. On Friday the Hicklin's sent Mr. Ghastaine to cut the hay on the place on shares. 'Squire Phillips declared his intention to have one half of the hay, when Thomas Hicklin struck him on the side of the head, knocking him down and otherwise abusing him until Mr. Chastaine talked to him and made him ashamed for stricking an old man who is an invalid. After this difficulty 'Squire Phillips warned the Hicklin's not to come back to the ranch again. On Saturday morning they returned, shortly after sunrise, and commenced loading up the hay. Squire Phillips came from the house with a double-barrel shotgun, and saying to the Hicklin's, "I told you not to come here again," and fired both barrels at them. Mr. Dick Randall, who was present when the shooting occurred, says that Alexander Hicklin stood within fifteen or twenty-five feet of 'Squire Phillips and received one of the charges, supposed to be buckshot, in his stomach and bowels. Thomas Hicklin turned to run and received several balls in his side and arm and one in the back of his head. When Mr. Randall left Alexander was able to talk and asked for his wife, but Thomas was speechless and apparently dead. We have since learned that Alexander is dead and Thomas can not recover. 'Squire Phillips, who is a justice of the peace of his precinct, immediately after the shooting appointed Mr. Dick Randall a special constable, gave himself up and came to the city. 'Squire Phillips is a man between forty-five and fifty years of age, very gray and a confirmed invalid from consumption and heart disease. During our reporter's conversation with him yesterday he was obliged to pause frequently to catch his breath. He is a native of Vermont, and has been in Colorado about four years. He was a captain in the army during the war, a very peaceable quiet citizen and much respected by his neighbors. A gentleman who left the scene of the tragedy a short time after it occurred, gives a heart rending account of the scene. The boys were lying on the hillside where the tragedy occurred, Alexander Hicklin's young wife mourning over the dead body of her husband and Mrs. Hicklin, the mother of the boys, distracted with grief trying to render some aid to Thomas, who was at that time insensible. Thomas' recovery is said to be impossible. The unfortunate affair has cast a gloom over the entire neighborhood, and both parties have the sympathy of many friends. We have stated the facts just as we obtained them, and have no desire to favor or screen anyone connected with the affair.

Hickman, George
George Hickman - Oakland Tribune - August 21, 2004 - Oakland, CA - George Hickman of Hayward, Calif., died June 9, 2004, in Woodinville, Wash. He was 80. He was born in Aguilar, Colo. He joined the Navy at 17, where he received his GED, served during World War II as a gunner and an aircraft mechanic, and retired after 25 years. His second retirement was from State Electric. His favorite pastime was caring for his beloved "onion," his pug of 7 years. He enjoyed playing cards, listening to oldies and trips to Reno with his son-in-law Walt Hogg. He was a devoted family man and great storyteller with a vivid memory. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, of 51 years, his parents, Jessie and George Hickman, and four brothers, Kenneth Hickman, Lenard Hickman, Ernest Hickman and Granvil Hickman and a sister, Viola Hatcher. He is survived by his sister, Fern Butler, sons, Ron White, Bob Hickman and George Hickman II, daughters, Edna Hogg and Lorraine White, grandsons, Jasen and Shawn Hickman, and Walt Hogg Jr., granddaughters, Debbie Carpenter and Julie Chappell, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all. Memorial service to be held at Grissom's Funeral Home in San Lorenzo on August 28th at 12 noon. Private burial (at sea) to follow on August 29th. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Hickman, Gertrude M.
Gertrude 'Trudy' M. Hickman – Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1990 – Gertrude 'Trudy' M. Hickman, passed away Jan. 10, 1990. Survived by her husband, Arthur E. Hickman of the family home; children Thomas Quinn Hickman, Pueblo, Mary Sandra Connor, Golden, Karen Sue Kellison, Kent, WA, Roxanne Hickman, Grand Junction; grandchildren: Roxanne Joyce Connor and Travis Hickman. Born Nov. 16, 1916, in Bisbee, AZ, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, Steel City Doll Club, Miniature Club, and Eagles Lodge No. 145. She was an annual State Fair participant of the art show, having won many ribbons over the years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation. Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave., with the Rev. Joseph P. McGuinness, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Hickman, Leta
Leta Hickman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1987 - Leta Hickman, late of Pueblo, died Monday, March 30, 1987, in a local hospital. Survived by niece, Nola M. Jackson, Alamosa; sister, Vevia Holloway, Rolland Heights, Calif.; brother, Owen (Florence) King, Citrus Heights, Calif.; in-laws, Fern (Al) Cossel, Pueblo, William Hickman, Pueblo, Jay (Eba) Hickman, Denver, Esther Jacks, Redmond, Wash., and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 7, 1901, in Alamosa. Pueblo resident since 1922. Preceded in death by husband, Charles E. Hickman in 1970. At her request, no services. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorials may be made to the Pueblo Heart Association.

Hickman, William Ben
William Ben Hickman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2004 - William Ben Hickman, 79, passed away June 9, 2004. He is preceded in death by his parents; and by his daughter, Linda Kuhn. Survived by his wife of 53 years Sarah; children, Dave (Vickie) Hickman, Charlie (Lynn) Hickman, Sharon Birrer, all of Pueblo; son-in-law, Steve Kuhn; grandchildren, Willie, Matt, Bethany, Amy, Melissa (Doug), Nolan, Annica, Ivy and Hope. Also survived by his sisters, Merle Burnett and Jeanette Langlois; and his brother, Glenn (Betty) Hickman, all of Alabama; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends. Mr. Hickman served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired after 32 years as a millwright at CF&I. He was a member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church for nearly 50 years and was recently a member of Broadway Christian where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Hickman, William Earl
William "Bill" Earl Hickman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2005 - William "Bill" Earl Hickman, born Sept. 23, 1918, left this life on Sept. 18, 2005. Preceded in death by his mother, Odessa; and adoptive father, Fred Hickman; sisters, Nettie and Mary; and two infant children. Survived by sisters, Susan Shoemake; children, Joyce "GiGi" (Ross) Sullivan, Linda (Glenn) Cline and William Hickman II; grandchildren, Lori Bottenfield, Christine (Greg) Kindell, Jacob Cline, Sarah (Dean) Van Zandt, Nathan Cline, William Hickman III; and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by special extended family, Edmund Orazem, David Orazem, Annette and Robert Betz, Ashlie Lipp and Kelsie Betz; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. William served his country during World War II and received the Bronze Star for valor. William will be greatly missed by his loving family. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Hickox, Rhonda
Rhonda Hickox - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1987 - Mrs. Rhonda Hickox passed away at a local hospital Feb. 12, 1987. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born Oct. 26, 1902 in Simla and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Hickox, in 1975. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Tuttle officiating.

Hicks, Brent Wilson
Brent Wilson Hicks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 1998 - Brent Wilson Hicks, 36. Services, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, Faith Baptist Church in Fowler. Memorials for the family may be sent in care of the funeral home. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until noon Thursday.

Hicks, Dorothy Dell
Dorothy Dell Hicks - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2002 - Born Oct. 31, 1918, went to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Dec. 29, 2001, in Osawatomie, Kan. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Hicks; a son, Lyle Hicks; and two grandsons, Wayne Reagan and David Garner. She leaves behind her children, Karen (Terry) Anderson, Gwen Higdon, Joan (Carl) Reagan and Jack (Charlene) Hicks, as well as 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many friends. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at 10 a.m. in the Imperial Cemetery.

Hicks, E. Delores
E. Delores Hicks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1997 - E. Delores Hicks, affectionately known as Bomber," age 76, passed away Sept. 22, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hicks and her daughter, Rochelle Smith. Survived by her children, Sharon (Donald) Trusty, Pueblo, Donna (Alan) Baldwin of Colorado Springs- by her grandchildren, Howard Allen Smith, Pueblo, Michelle Janine (Gordon) Mooney of Colorado, Shannon Lee (Doug) Murphy, Pueblo, and Raquel (David) Dukeman of Colorado Springs. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren and by her brothers and sisters, Albert (June) Tryon, Pueblo, Helen Seidle, Longmont, Colo., Mickey (Eldon) Johnson, Pueblo, and Joan (J.D.) Vaughn of Las Vegas, Nev., as well as by numerous nieces and nephews. , 10 a.m. Friday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests any donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Hicks, Lois A.
Lois A. Hicks, - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2001 - Passed away Jan. 28, 2001, in Denver. Lois was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Pueblo and had been a lifelong resident. She was employed as an RN for many years before her retirement. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Hicks, in 1994. She was the loving mother of and is survived by sons, Robert Hicks, of Pueblo, William (Karen) Hicks, of Denver; daughter, Susan (John) Gordon, of Lakewood; the loving grandmother of Michael Gordon and Ashley Gordon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Scott Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Hicks, Maria Rose
Maria Rose Hicks - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2001 - Age 69, of Antonito. Funeral, 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos.

Hicks, Mary E.
Mary E. Hicks - Huerfano World - June 4, 1998 - Mary E. Hicks, 92, of La Veta, died May 29, 1998 in Trinidad State Nursing Home where she had been a resident since, February, 1995. Born June 16, 1905 in Springfield, Ill., to Ray and Ann Thrasher Coates, she and her family moved to the Southern California area when she was a young woman and there she began her long productive art career. She attended Otis Art Institute and Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. She met and married Milton Hicks, who she was wed to for 62 years. In 1974, Mrs. Hicks and Milton moved to La Veta to be with their children and grand-children. He died in 1989. Mrs. Hicks is survived by two daughters, Margie Bradley, La Veta and Judy Welch, Deming, NM; a sister, Mable Banderas, West Covina, CA; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. At Mrs. Hicks request, cremation. No service. Huerfano World - July 9, 1998 - Memorial service for Mary Hicks of La Veta will be held Wednesday, July 15, 1998. Site and time is United Methodist Church in La Veta at 4 p.m. Mrs. Hicks died May 29, 1998 in a nursing home in Trinidad.

Hicks, Milton
Milton Hicks - La Veta Signature - February 23, 1989 - Milton Hicks, 88, died February 15 at Huerfano County Memorial Hospital. Milton is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Margie Bradley and Judy (Carroll) Welch, all of La Veta, and son David hicks of Tucson, AZ, two sisters, Millicent Turcotte of Providence, Rhode island, and alma Christensen of Canoga Park, CA, four grandchildren, Gary (Kelly) Boyer, Kurt Boyer, Krissy Welch and Steve Welch, niece Barbara Peet and nephew John Christensen. Milton was born on November 15, 1900 in Little Compton, R.I. He moved to California after World War I and established a landscaping business in the San Fernando Valley. He and Mary retired to La Veta, CO in 1973. On May 7, 1988, Milton and Mary celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary. A Memorial Service was held at the United Methodist Church in La Veta on Sunday, February 19, at 4:00 p.m. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Hicks, Stanley L.
Stanley L. Hicks - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 20, 2009 - Stanley L. Hicks, Lamar, Colorado departed this life on March 17, 2009 with his family by his side. Stanley was born on May 21, 1921 in Cuba , Kansas to John and Belle Hicks. As a small child he moved to Wild Horse, Colorado with his family where they farmed. He moved to Manzanola and entered the Army. When he returned, he met and married the love of his life, Rysta Tucker. They moved their family to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was employed by Ent Air Force Base and Peterson Field. Stanley moved to Lamar, Colorado in 1999. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Rysta, his parents and his siblings. He is survived by his children, Ernest and Kathy Hicks of Lamar; son, Michael; daughter, Lavora. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren including Tamara (Jerald) of Garden City, Kansas; Michele of Lamar; Tony and wife, Shannon of Lamar; Steve and wife, Bridget of Avondale, Colorado. Also surviving are numerous great-grandchildren including Halee and MiCayla Atkinson; Kohl and Klye Hicks; Dakotah and Kayden Hicks; and several nieces and nephews. As requested by Mr. Hicks there will be cremation with no services. For those who wish, please donate to Lamar Area Hospice, P. O. Box 843, Lamar, CO 81052.

Hidaka, Fred A.
Fred A. Hidaka - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2000 - Fred A. Hidaka, age 82, born Dec. 16, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Jan. 5, 2000. Survived by his wife, Haruko Hidaka, whom he married on Feb. 25, 1956. Also survived by brothers, Susumi (Ruth) Hidaka, Denver, Colo., and Mitsuru (Marietta) Hidaka, Chicago, Ill.; sisters, May Nagata, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Minnie (Frank) Yoritomo, Golden, Colo.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and infant sister. Mr. Hidaka graduated from Centennial High School in 1935. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1980 after 44 years of service. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, Saturday, 10 a.m., Wesley United Methodist Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Mr. Hidaka was a member of the Japanese Methodist Church, the Northern Avenue Methodist Church and now most recently the Wesley United Methodist Church for over 50 years. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home office or the church office.

Hidaka, Haru
Haru Hidaka - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2005 - Haru Hidaka. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 29, 2005, at the United Methodist Church, 530 Maple Street, Julesburg, Colo., 80737. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the United Methodist Church or Hospice of the Plains, 1017 West 7th Street, Wray, Colo., 80758.

Hieb, Jack George
Jack George Hieb - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2002 - Age 74, passed away Feb. 11, 2002. Survived by his wife, Laura Ann Hieb of the family home; children, Regina M. Allen, Seattle, Wash., Steven G. (Joann) Hieb, Moses Lake, Wash., Christopher J. (Linda) Hieb, Midland, Texas, Lawrence M. (Barbara) Hieb, Amarillo, Texas, Renee A. (Andrew) Driscoll, Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Thomas J. (Angela) Hieb, Amarillo, Texas, Kimberley R. Allen, Seattle, Wash., Michael J. (Amber) Allen, Amarillo, Texas, James C. Hieb, Midland, Texas, Jakob A. Driscoll, Orlando, Fla., Sarah Q. Hieb, Midland, Texas, Dana R. Driscoll, Orlando, Fla., Frazer Hieb, Moses Lake, Wash., Donal E. Hieb, Midland, Texas, Brittany A. Hieb, Amarillo, Texas; great-grandchildren, Bradley T. Hieb and Cameron K. Hieb, both of Bedford, Texas, Breanna N. Jackson and Halee D. Jackson, both of Amarillo, Texas, Ethan D. Haines, Casper, Wyo., Seth Q. Allen and Sebastian Q. Allen, both of Amarillo, Texas; sister, Madelyn (Don) Nunn, Walnut Creek, Calif.; and brother, Carl Hieb of Napa, Calif. Jack was born on Sept. 19, 1927, in Oakland, Calif., and served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the Pueblo Army Depot. Member of the St. Leander Parish and the American Legion 40 and 8. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private family services were held on Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Father Ron Roche officiating.

Hieb, Laura Ann
Laura Ann Hieb - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2002 - Laura Ann Hieb, 77, passed away suddenly at the family home on Nov. 4, 2002. She is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Jack, who died Feb. 11, 2002. Survived by her children, Regina Allen, Steven (Joann) Hieb, Christopher (Linda) Hieb, Lawrence (Barbara) Hieb and Renee (Andrew) Driscoll; grandchildren, Thomas (Angela) Hieb, Kimberly Allen-Haines, Michael Allen, Frazer Hieb, James Hieb, Sarah Hieb, Donal Hieb, Brittany Hieb, Jakob Driscoll and Dana Driscoll; great-grandchildren, Bradley and Cameron Hieb, Breanna and Halee Jackson, Ethan Haines, Seth and Sebastian Allen; sisters, Vera, Beth, Helen, Eileen and Francis; and brothers, Mike and Ted. She was loved by all who knew her. She was our best friend. Ann was a devoted member of St. Leander Church since 1974. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at St. Leander Church, Sixth and La Crosse, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant.

Hiestand, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Hiestand - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 1986 - Dorothy E. Hiestand, a resident of Pueblo for 45 years before moving to Edmonds, Wash., in 1967, died May 9, 1986, in Bothell, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Hiestand, in 1969; a son, Harry E. Hiestand, in 1979; and a sister, Grace Karpinski, in 1977. Survivors include daughter, Helen (Fern) Steepleton, Kirkland, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Irene Hiestand, Colorado Springs; sister, Helen (Robert) Oliver, Pueblo; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 145. Memorial services and interment were held today in Edmonds.

Higbee, David L.
David L. Higbee - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 19, 1999 - David L. Higbee, 80, a Colorado Springs resident, died Feb. 16, 1999, in Harlingen, Texas. He was a retired owner/operator of a life insurance agency and real estate office in Walsenburg. Mr. Higbee was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Ramah. He was married Dec. 15, 1972, to Isabel Juarros. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Kathy Immele and Beth Ann Snider; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; and numerous grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Calhan Cemetery, Calhan.

Higbee, Larry M. Higbee
Larry M. Higbee - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 2006 - Larry M. Higbee, 78, passed away Aug. 5, 2006, in Pueblo. He was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Lamar, Colo., to Carl S. Higbee and Augusta Humphreys Higbee. Survived by his wife, Ramona; sons, Russell Higbee, Corry (Nancy) Higbee; grandchildren, Corry M. Higbee, Kristin C. Higbee, Genevieve Higbee, Jacqueline (Addam) Paul, Shyla Maynes; three great-grandchildren; brother, Carl (Linda) Higbee; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Daryl Higbee. Larry was a member of South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM, VFW Post 3641 and the State Fair Junior Livestock Sale Committee. Cremation, Davis Mortuary. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, Wesley United Methodist Church. Those desiring, may make memorials to Wesley United Methodist Church or to Boy Scout Troop 19 through Davis Mortuary.

Higdon, Donald M.
Donald M. Higdon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2005 - Donald M. Higdon, 67, passed from this life on May 14, 2005. He was born June 22, 1937, to the union of August and Myrtle (Richardson) Higdon, now deceased. Don also was predeceased by sisters, Jean Gabriele and Betty Zanetell; his daughter, Deborah Magda; and niece, Diana Beckman. Survived by his loving wife, Priscilla; his son, Don (Karen) Higdon; and grandchildren, Kelsi and Erik Higdon and Amy and Anthony Magda; and sister, Pat (Don) Beckman. Don was fortunate enough to help raise five stepsons, Jerry (Veronica), Gary (Sylvia), Mark, Kim and Jarratt (Jennie) McDonald, and their 11 children; also survived by several nephews and two nieces. Member of Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. Before Don became disabled, he was involved in Boy Scouts of America and received many awards which he proudly displayed. Don enjoyed the camaraderie of playing fast pitch softball with his rail mill teammates. He also was an avid fisherman and was proud of the flies that he tied himself and gave to everyone. His greatest passion was to fish the Rio Grande River at South Fork, Colo. He taught all of his sons to fish and gave them a love for the Colorado mountains. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Monty Mora officiating. Masonic rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM.

Higgins, Charles
Charles "Chuck" Higgins - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - November 09, 1990 - Charles "Chuck" Higgins, 64, of Manitou Springs died Wednesday at a local hospital. He retired from Avis Corporation as director of field operations after 21 years. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Canon and Manitou avenues, Manitou Springs, with the Rev. Scott officiating. Burial will be in Westcliffe. Wilson Almont Funeral Home, 1449 S. Ninth St., Canon City, is handling arrangements. Mr. Higgins was born March 15, 1926, in Walsenburg. His father, Charles S. Higgins, is deceased. His mother, Alice (Frank) Higgins Elmquist, survives. Mr. Higgins graduated from Custer County High School in 1947. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Higgins was active in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and in community affairs. His wife, Ellen (Whalen) Higgins, is deceased. Mr. Higgins is survived by a stepdaughter, Donnie Espander; a stepson, John Espander; and five step grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 466, Manitou Springs 80829.

Higgins, Edna
Edna Higgins – Yuma Pioneer – July 7, 1899 – Mrs. Edna Higgins of La Veta, the well-known temperance worker of Colorado, died on the 27th.

Higgins, Joseph F.
Joseph F. Higgins – Pueblo Indicator – May 4, 1946 – Father Higgins Died In Hospital – Father Joseph F. Higgins, for many years popular pastor of St. Patrick's church, died at Fitzsimons hospital, Denver, May 1. He served in the Army Chaplain Corps overseas for about three years. Following funeral services at St. Patrick's church Saturday, interment will be made in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Denver.

Higgins, Patrick
Patrick Higgins – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 25, 1875 – Sudden Death – On Tuesday afternoon a man named Patrick Higgins, aged about forty-five years, in the employ of the Central Colorado Improvement Company, while at work on the river bank near the end of the South Pueblo bridge, fell over and on examination was found to have expired. The deceased had been ill for some time, and unable to do much work. He was a man of temperate habits and his death is supposed to have been caused by disease of the heart. The coroner, Dr. Thombs, was summoned and an inquest will be held this morning. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 1, 1875 – Sudden Death – On Tuesday afternoon a man named Patrick Higgins, aged about forty-five years, in the employ of the Central Colorado Improvement Company, while at work on the river bank near the end of the South Pueblo Bridge, fell over and on examination was found to have expired. The deceased had been ill for some time, and unable to do much work. He was a man of temperate habits and his death is supposed to have been caused by disease of the heart. The coroner, Dr. Thombs, was summoned and an inquest will be held this morning. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 1, 1875 – The Coroner's Inquest – An inquest was held in South Pueblo on Wednesday morning upon the body of Patrick Higgins, who, as stated in Wednesday's Chieftain, died suddenly on Tuesday evening. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased was about fifty years of age; that he came to this city from Chicago where he has a wife and family. He has been a resident of South Pueblo for some time, and has for nearly two years past been under treatment for heart disease. On Tuesday he went to work on the river bank, having been employed by the Central Colorado Improvement Company to drive a scraper team. The fellow laborers of the deceased say that it was the first work he had done for a long time and that he seemed much elated that he was able to work. He was holding his scraper, when he suddenly fell dead. The following is the verdict of the coroner's jury: County of Pueblo, Territory of Colorado. We, the undersigned jurors having inspected the body, heard the testimony and made all needful inquiries in respect to and upon the body of Patrick Higgins, lying dead by the bridge between Pueblo and South Pueblo, city of Pueblo, County of Pueblo, territory of Colorado, upon our oaths do say that the above Patrick Higgins came to his death from valvular disease of the heart. Signed G. Q. Richmond, J. R. DeRemer, O. P. Randall, Chas H. Williams, Alex, DeLap, Chas. T. Robb, P. R. Thombs, Coroner.

Higgins, Robert A.
Robert A. Higgins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1986 - Robert A. Higgins, Pueblo resident for many years, late of 1645 Brown, passed away Dec. 14, 1986. Mr. Higgins was a member of the Belmont Church of Christ. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1983, where he was a machinist. Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Valdez, and his brother, Curtis Higgins. Survivors include his wife, Amalee, of the family home; one son, Robert Gary (Sheri) Higgins; one daughter, Darenda Higgins; four sisters, Betty Ausbun, Emily (Bob) Corrigan, Mary (Charles) Nell, all of Pueblo; and Wilma (Bill) Ogden of Rye; three granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Larry Craig of the Belmont Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1645 Brown.

Higgs, Christine N.
Christine N. Higgs - Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 1987 - Mrs. Christine N. Higgs passed away April 4, 1987. Survived by her children, Dwane (Mary) Higgs, Ronald (Betty) Higgs, Larry (Frances) Higgs, Kenneth (Terry) Higgs, and Yvonda (Steve) Shukait. Also survived by three sisters, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Born May 15, 1910, in Sweetwater, Texas, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Those who desire may contribute to the heart fund through the funeral home office.

Higgs, Ronald Boyd
Ronald Boyd Higgs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2000 - Ronald Boyd Higgs, age 65, passed away Aug. 8, 2000. He was born on Nov. 28, 1934, to William Higgs, who survives, and Christine Higgs. Mr. Higgs is survived by his wife, Betty Higgs, and children, Rochelle (Randy) Pape, Denver, Rick (Theresa) Higgs, Pueblo, and Valerie Sheppard of Denver. Grandfather of Jason and Chantelle Miller, Denver, Angela (Sean) Harrison, Erica (Luke) Clayton and Arlo Higgs, all of Pueblo, and Kevin and Stephanie Warner of Denver. He is also survived by five great grandchildren; brothers, William Dwaine (Mary) Higgs, Brooklyn, N.Y., Larry (Frances) Higgs, Aurora, Colo., Kenneth Higgs, Milwaukee, Wis.; and sister, Yvonda (Steve) Shukait, Webberville, Mich.; as well as numerous aunts and uncles, including Delton Higgs, Leona Whitehead, Virginia Cleghorn and Clara Mae Higgs, all of Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his mother, Christine Higgs. Mr. Higgs was a United States Air Force Veteran. Memorial service, Saturday, 11 a.m., Park Hill Baptist Church. Private inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please omit food. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

High, Roberta
Roberta High - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2002 - Roberta High, 68, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord June 8, 2002. Born March 20, 1934, in Wills Point, Texas. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmus High Sr.; two sons, Edwin High and baby boy Elmus II; her parents, Will and Lina Howard; also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Survived by children, Sharon L. (John) High-Williams, Denver, Eric H. (Toni) High, Sheila D. High and Elmus Lee (Valerie A.) High, all of Atlanta, Ga., and Diane (Willie) Carter, Gainesville, Va.; brothers, David, Horace, James and Jesse Williams; grandchildren, Tanisha, Anthony, Johniqua, Andrew, Aaron, Tristan, Dakari, Adrianna, Ericka and Darian; and one great-granddaughter, Donyelle. Roberta enjoyed praising the Lord, reading, singing and also the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. She loved working with young people and was a strong prayer warrior. Viewing, from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Officiant, Minister Elmus L. High Jr. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Bethlehem Baptist Church Hall after interment.

Highberger, Daniel A. Jr.
Daniel A. Highberger Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1997 - Daniel A. Highberger Jr., 87, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 1, 1997. Born on Jan. 20, 1910, in Pueblo to Daniel and Harriet Highberger who were Pueblo County pioneers. He was a person who was always on the go- he and his wife were worldwide travelers and took many tours which were designed primarily for the deaf. Gallaudet University is the only college in the world for the deaf and through the university the Highberger Trust" has been established for many years to offer scholarships for deaf students. Mr. Highberger retired from USC in 1975 after 14 years of service as a custodian. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 59 years, Violet, who survives him. Other survivors include his sisters, Mary Ellen Waggener, Betty H. (Robert) Korb, both of Pueblo and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the Highberger Trust" through Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, D.C., 20002-3695, co the Development Office. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Highberger, Grace T.
Grace T. Highberger – Pueblo Chieftain – February 13, 1955 – Mrs. Grace T. Highberger, 709 E. Sixth, died Saturday after an illness of three months. Member of the First Congregational Church and a resident of Pueblo 67 years. She is survived by her husband, E. C. Highberger, a son, R. T. Highberger of Pueblo, a daughter, Mrs. L. A. H. Buck, of Colorado Springs, and four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services in our Chapel of Memory (T. G. McCarthy) Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Arthur W. Pierpoint of Colorado Springs will officiate. Please omit flowers. Interment Mountain View. Relatives may be contacted at 1623 E. Tenth.

Hight, Fae
Fae Hight - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2003 - Fae Hight, 61, of Thornton (formerly of Pueblo). Survived by children Mitch (Margaret), Glaurie (Russell), Chantel, Troy (Jessica); grandchildren, Ryan, Brionna, Elizabeth, Brendan, Benjamin and brother Wesley (Betty). Graveside service Monday, 10:00 a.m., Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fae's memory to Hospice of Metro Denver, 425 S. Cherry St. #700, Denver, Colo. 80246

Hightower, Viola
Viola "Mozell" Hightower - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2004 - Viola "Mozell" Hightower, 79, a resident of Pueblo, Colo., and former longtime Las Animas, Colo., resident, entered into rest on June 17, 2004, in Pueblo. Mrs. Hightower was born May 16, 1925, in Elkview, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Cora Randall; by her loving husband, Leonard Hightower of Las Animas; and a grandson, Danny Hickman of Lamar, Colo. Survived by three daughters, Barbara (Dennis) Mowery, Wetmore, Colo., Rosetta Hickman, Lamar, and Jane Hardy, San Jacinto, Calif.; six grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Ruiz, La Junta, Colo., Stephen (Pauletta) Hickman, Lamar, Jeanie Hardy, Greeley, Colo., Jeff Hardy, Sherman Hardy and Marvin Hardy, all of California. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and day-care children, as well as two sisters, Pauline (Leroy) Winters, Del City, Okla., and Rosa (Vaughn) Craig of Harlingen, Texas; and one brother, Robert Randall, West Palm Beach, Fla. Mozell was born and raised on a farm and lived most of her married life on a farm. After her husband's retirement, they ran a day-care center together for over 20 years. She will be sadly missed by many and will be remembered for her love for her family, all children, her chicken and noodles, her sense of humor and her yodeling. The family would like to thank the staff at Minnequa MediCenter in Pueblo for their loving care of Viola. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Las Animas. Interment will follow in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Higley, Lloyd E.
Lloyd E. Higley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1986 - Lloyd E. Higley passed away unexpectedly Dec. 22, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Nelle Higley of the family home; father of Mrs. Susan (Gordon) Columber, Pueblo; Mrs. Diana (Edwin) Chapman, Bergenfield, N.J.; Carol Fiore, Utica, N.Y.; Henry (Becky) Higley, Auburn, Wash.; and Lloyd E. Higley Jr., Denver; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and brother of Robert Higley, Sarasota, Fla. At the time of his retirement in 1973, he was business manager of the Board of Water Works. Member of Christ the King and former member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club. Rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church with the Rev. William Gleeson, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Higley, Nelle
Nelle Higley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2003 - Nelle Higley, 83, went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2003, after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by children, Carol Fiore, Henry (Becky) Higley, Diana (James) Menjou, Susan (Gordon) Columber; grandchildren, Vincent Fiore, Christopher Fiore, Ryan Higley and Scott Higley; great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Victoria, Amanda and Alexis Fiore; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Nelle was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and also worked in the church office. In her spare time, she was an avid bridge player. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Vigil service, 7 p.m. this evening at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Please visit Nelle's Everlasting Memorial at www.mem.com.

Hiigel, Francis L.
Francis L. Hiigel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2002 - Francis L. Hiigel, age 86, former longtime resident of Lamar, Colo., died Dec. 26, 2002. Funeral services, 10 a.m. today, Dec. 31, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Lamar. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Survived by children, Gene Hiigel of New York, N.Y., Jaynese Hiigel of Eugene, Ore., Scott Hiigel of Denver, Colo., Marilyn Martin of Eugene, Ore., and Norma Mc Cormick of Holly, Colo. Memorial contributions to the Hospice of McKenzie-Willaimette Hospital, Springfield, Ore. Valley Memorial Funeral Home, Lamar.

Hijar, Carmen O.
Carmen O. Hijar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Carmen O. Hijar, Dec. 29, 1987. Mother of Louis S. (Connie) Hijar, Vancouver, Wash., and sister of Phyllis (John) Baker, Irene (Margarito) Sisneros and Jess (Carol) Olivas, all of Pueblo, Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and two brothers. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mrs. Hijar was a member of Holy Family Parish. She retired in 1986 from the Dietary Department at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after 13 years of service. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Hijar, Dallas F.
Dallas F. Hijar – Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 2009 - Dallas F. Hijar, 62, died of an unexpected illness and went to meet her heavenly father on Aug. 27, 2009. Survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard Hijar; daughter, Vanessa (Anthony) Rendon; mother, Laura Shaufler; brother, Gary (Linda) Shaufer, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; and her constant companion, her Maltese, Giuseppe Cesar Hijar. Preceded in death by her father, Rex R. Shaufler; and brother, Carl Shaufler. Dallas was born July 19, 1947, in Pueblo. She was a bank officer at Wells Fargo, which was formerly United Bank and Norwest. She was a member of Central Christian Church. Viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Reverend Dr. David Chambers and the Reverend Randy Heaton officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Christian Church Mission 300 Fund, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81001.

Hijar, Louise A.
Louise A. "Eloisa" Hijar - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2000 - Louise A. "Eloisa" Hijar, 77, of Sugar City, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at her home. Rosary services, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, and funeral Mass and burial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway. Visitation will be Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 5 p.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway. Memorials to Ark Valley Hospice or St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ordway may be sent in care of the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Sugar City, Colo.

Hijar, Petra
Petra Urueta Hijar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 2004 - Petra Urueta Hijar, 84, born Jan. 19, 1920, passed away Sept. 10, 2004. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Frank Hijar; children, Rhoda (Leon) Aragon, Jesse (Vicki) Hijar, Patty (Steve) Hijar-Converse, Franklin (Kathy) Hijar, and Judy (Guillermo) Lazo. Petra is also survived by many grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline (Lawrence) Bailey and Elizabeth (Jose) Montoya; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Roman and Maria Urueta; sisters, Victoria Urueta, Martha Martinez and Ruth Vargas; and brothers, Pete and Eleno Urueta. Petra loved to draw, sew for her children and grandchildren, garden and bake lemon meringue pies, and dance with and be serenaded by her husband. Petra was truly a teacher for her family and instilled in them a strong value for education. She was a member of St. Leander and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes and belonged to the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was also a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE Ladies Auxiliary. She was loved very much and will be greatly missed. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 818 E. Third St.



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