The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Hildreth, Elva
Elva Hildreth – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – January 17, 1878 – Died in East Pueblo, January 12th, Elva, daughter of John Hildreth, aged two years six months.

Hildreth, John (Son of)
Son of John Hildreth – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – May 27, 1875 – A little son of Mr. John Hildreth died very suddenly on Thursday evening.

Hildreth, Thomas R.
Thomas R. Hildreth - Colorado Daily Chieftain - May 21, 1875 - Died - In east Pueblo, on Thursday evening Thomas R., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hildreth, aged two years and nine months. Funeral at 1:00 today (Friday).

Hill, Anna
Mrs. Anna (Julius) Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1997 - Mrs. Anna (Julius) Hill, affectionately known as Baba," was born Jan. 1, 1902, and passed away Oct. 1, 1997. She is survived by her children, Helen (Louis) Daurio, Pueblo, Pete (Bettina) Julius, Pueblo, and Marjorie O'Hern, Tyler, Texas- her sisters, Sophie Panion, Pueblo, and Julia Rakich, Butte, Mont.- her brother, Pete (Judy) Dunda, Pueblo- her grandchildren, Lou (Susan) Daurio, David (Carolyn) Daurio, Dan (Annett) Daurio, Debbie (Jim) Marshall, Mike (Chantel) Julius, Karen (Ken) Ginther, Ann (Steve) Schroeder, Larkin (Cindy) O'Hern, Charles O'Hern, Tina (Steve Samuels) Werger, Tim O'Hern and Molly (Joe) Enders- and her great-grandchildren, Laura Marshall, Natalie (Dave) Weaber, Katie (Shawn) Davis, Nicole Daurio, Jimmy Daurio, Kellie Ginther, Frank Daurio, Adam Daurio, Karlie Ginther, Jake Daurio, Sarah Daurio, Andrea Schroeder, Ira Boone Werger, Larkin O'Hern, Steven Schroeder, Scott O'Hern, Saxton Schroeder and Leigh Enders. Also survived by her special nieces, Edith Sands and Margaret Glover and a host of other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Julius, in 1930 and by her second husband, Ira Pops" Hill, in 1990- her granddaughter, Rose Anna Julius, in 1975- her son-in-law, Larkin O'Hern, in 1995- her sister, Mary Boyd- and by her brothers, Mike, Steve, John and Frank Dunda. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 31 Loyola Lane and will receive friends in St. Patrick Hall following the interment. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Building Fund of the Tri-Parish Council through the funeral home office. Viewing hours are 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Hill, Brandon Keith
Brandon Keith Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2006 - Brandon Keith Hill, born May 20, 1984; went to meet his Lord on Feb. 18, 2006, in Bowie, Texas. Brandon is survived by his parents, Robert and Victoria Brown of Pueblo West, Colo.; three brothers, Curtis (Kim) Berry and their son, Tyler, Bryan (Shannon) Brown and their children, Whitney, Ryan and Keaton, Robert Brown Jr. and his partner, Kevin Wiley; two sisters, Christine (Jason) Pierce and their sons, Devon and Derek, Candace Berry and her sons, Cole and Logan. He attended Pueblo West High School prior to joining the U.S. Marine Corp. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., March 6, 2006, at Word of Life Christian Center, 8700 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, Colo. 80124.

Hill, Davidson
Davidson Hill - Adrian Comer Funeral Home – September 21, 1984 - Davidson Hill, Pueblo resident for the last 64 years, passed away Sept 21, 1984. Mr. Hill was a member of BPOE 90, past member of Rotary and Sigma Chi, University of Colorado, Boulder. He was a partner in the Hill, Schmidt and McCormack Accounting Firm. He also served in the U. S. Army during WW II. Mr. Davidson is survived by his wife, Valetta S. Hill, of the family home, and a sister, Emma Lou Collins of Pueblo. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Tuttle, Lake Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may donate to their favorite charity through the funeral home office. The casket will be opened.

Hill, Edith C.
Edith C. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1987 - Edith C. Hill, 93, a former longtime Pueblo resident who moved to the Denver area in 1972, died July 8, 1987. She was the widow of the late Rev. Rowland Hill of Bethel and Adriance Methodist Churches. Survivors include daughter, Alice Hill, of Denver; son, R. Putnam Hill, of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday at Montclair Methodist Church, Denver. Cremation with private interment at Brookside Cemetery, Rye. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent, to Denver Cerebral Palsy Center, 2727 Columbine, Denver, 80205, or Montclair Methodist Church, 1195 Newport, Denver, 80220.

Hill, Elma J.
Elma J. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2001 - Elma J. Hill, 91, passed away Dec. 19, 2001. Survived by her children, Darlene (Jerry) Jump, Denver, William (Leah) Hill and Donald Hill, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Leonard Hill in 1980; and was the last of 12 siblings having been preceded in death by nine sisters and two brothers. Born Jan. 28, 1910, in Plains, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Elma and Christopher were married on Jan. 19, 1928, and celebrated over 50 years of marriage prior to his death. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001. Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Hecht officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Hill, Ethel Dickson
Ethel Dickson Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2001 - Ethel Dickson Hill, age 99, born July 8, 1901, passed away June 10, 2001. Mrs. Hill is survived by two daughters, Joy (Don) Martin, Pueblo, and Mabel (Chet) Holden of Tucson, Ariz. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie DeJarnett; and two brothers, Willard and Willmer Parker, all of Enid, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Floid Dickson; and her husband of 10 years, Arch Hill; and two sons, Floid Dickson Jr. and Vernon Dickson. Mrs. Hill worked in the Parkview hospital dietary department and was a longtime member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Mountain Ranch Youth Camp in her memory.

Hill, Euphrates
Rev. Dr. Euphrates "Frate" Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1998 - Rev. Dr. Euphrates "Frate" Hill, 56, passed away Jan. 16, 1998. Survived by his loving wife, JoAnne Hill, of the family home- children, Andrew Hill and Diann (Walter) Childs, both of Pueblo- sisters and brothers, Luticia Smith of Oakland, Calif., Overseer Edgar (Martha) Hill and Myrtle Grisby, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Larnie Fortson of Enid, Okla., Rev. Robert (Thelma) Hill of Oklahoma City, Okla., Lillian Crenshaw of Geary, Okla., Othella (James) Smith and Helen Arthur, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., Eula Mae (Sherman) Ewing of Geary, Okla., Juanita (John) Murray of Pueblo, Andrew Mae Smith and Andrew Fae Hill, both of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ella Rae (Monroe) Franklin of Pueblo- grandchildren, Whitney Wilson and Nicholas Wilson- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Marilla (Blanton) and Andrew B. Hill. Born on July 2, 1941, in Geary, Okla. Frate graduated from Centennial High School in 1959, Webster University and then from Newport Beach University where he received his Ph.D. He was inducted into Centennial Hall of Fame on Nov. 10, 1995. Frate enjoyed the mountains, especially his mountain home affectionately called Wind Dancer." He loved fishing, cooking, watching westerns, reading Louis L'Amour books and reading The Executioner." He was a member and Associate Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, past Master of Williard W. Allen Lodge No. 108 F&AM in Shape Belgium, and a member of Concerned Parents. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th, with the Rev. Charlie Sankey officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home.

Hill, Eva M.
Eva M. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1999 - Eva M. Hill, 84, passed away Oct. 31, 1999. Survived by her children, Franklin Hill, George (Earlene) Hill and Gene (Wanda) Hill, all of Pueblo; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Hill in 1993. Born July 15, 1915, in Cripple Creek, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Eva dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will lie in state at the funeral home today and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Harold R. Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Hill, Florence Marie
Florence Marie Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - Florence Marie Hill, Colorado Springs and formerly Pueblo, died Dec. 7, 1985. Services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Pikes Peak Free Methodist Church, Colorado Springs. Interment, 1 p.m. Wednesday Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

Hill, Gerald M.
Gerald M. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1998 - Gerald M. Hill, 69, passed away July 3, 1998. Survived by his children, Terry Denney, Gary Michael (Diane) Hill, Ricky (Pam) Hill, Racheal Ann Hill and Robert B. (Carolyn) Hill, all of Pueblo- five grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara E. Hill, on June 30, 1995, and daughter, Barbara Elaine Hill, on Dec. 16, 1994. Born Aug. 12, 1928, in New York. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Hill, Helen Bernice
Helen Bernice Hill – Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1990 – Helen Bernice Hill, Pueblo resident for the past 31 years, passed away Jan. 10, 1990. Mrs. Hill was an extremely valued member of the Christian Community in faith at Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Emma Long; and brother and sister-in-law, Leland and Clara Lee Long. Survivors include her husband, Richard A. Hill, one son, Frank (Betsy) Hill, Pueblo; three daughters, Sherri (Tim) Gapen, Snowqualmie, WA; Emalie and Edna Hill, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Richard, Brian, Craig and Amy Hill, and Heidi and Michelle Gapen stepmother Thelma Trumble, Montrose; one brother, Bill (Joy) Long, Pueblo; one sister, Shirley (Bob) Kurtz, Marathon, NY; and numerous other relatives. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 7 Tulane, with the Rev. Clint Perry and Pastor George White officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at Calvary Baptist Church following interment. In lieu of flowers, those who decide may make memorials to Canyon Chapel Ministries through Calvary Baptist Church.

Hill, Helen L.
Helen L. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1986 - Helen L. Hill, 81, longtime Las Animas resident, died June 30, 1986, in Alamosa. Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Mary Catholic Church, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Hill, Irene
Irene Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1987 - Irene Hill, Salida, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 11, 1987, in Salida. She is survived by son, Rowland, Broomfield; daughters, Virginia Lewis, Salida; Loretta Dow, Denver; and Barbara Snow, Trinidad; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Riser, Salt Lake City; sisters, Undine Mortensen, and Loretta Clark, both of Salt Lake City; and Melba Austin, Provo, Utah. She was born Nov. 16, 1 898, in Salt Lake City. She was the granddaughter of William Clayton, a well-known Mormon pioneer. She was united in marriage to John Hill, Sept. 3, 1920, in Salt Lake City. He preceded her in death in 1969. She lived in Pueblo for most of her life, in Denver for 10 years and Salida for the last year and a half. At her request, cremation with no service. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Hill, James
James Hill – Pueblo Colorado Chieftain – February 5, 1874 – A colored man named James Hill, a prisoner for life in the penitentiary at Canon City, died on the 28th instant. He has his discharge.

Hill, James F.
James Fredrick Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2003 - James Fredrick Hill, 78, former Pueblo resident, passed away May 27, 2003, at his home in Denver. Preceded in death by his parents, “Popa” Ollie and Laura (Dolittle) Hill; brothers, Elton Hill, Charles Hill and Curtis Hill; and beloved wife, Mildred Smith Hill, Dec. 1, 1999. Survived by his children, Don Hill, Jacque Hill, Howard Hill and Jonathan Hill, all of Denver, Rick Hill, Pueblo; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Fred was retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad with over 45 years of service. He had the distinction of being the first person of color to serve as a conductor of the former Colorado Eagle passenger train. Fred loved to dress and attend jitterbug dances. He was very light on his feet. He also had a unique collection of antique cars. At his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, Olinger Mortuary, 8600 E. Hampton Ave. Inurnment at a later date. Family at 1130 W. Arroyo.

Hill, James S.
James S. Hill - San Marcos California - January 18, 1945 - Funeral Service For James Hill Friday Afternoon - Last rites in memory of the late James Hill, who passed away at his San Marcos home late Tuesday, will be held Friday afternoon, January 19, at 3 o'clock at the Chapel of the Carl G. Palm Mortuary. Interment will be made in the Masonic Cemetery in the family plot at Walsenburg, Colorado, where remains will be shipped Saturday morning. A daughter, Mrs. Mary Young Connors will go to Colorado for the interment service. Rev. Burnham of San Marcos will officiate at the services. Mr. Hill was born in Scotland on May 31, 1860, and came to this country as a youth of 19. He married Samantha Lillie Arnold of Colorado on December 24, 1890. They had five children, Alexander, who died in infancy; Mrs. Mary Young Connors, who lives in San Marcos; Henry Hill, who preceded his father in death a year ago; Mrs. David Neil of Canton, Ohio: and James Hill Jr., of Hotchkiss, Colo. The Hill family moved to California in 1924, settling in San Diego for a few years, then to Escondido, and finally to San Marcos. Mr. Hill was a member of an eastern Masonic lodge and was a frequent visitor at local lodge meetings. He had been a Mason for 54 years, having been made a Mason in Scotland. He also was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Besides sons and daughters, Mr. Hill leaves nine grandchildren and seven great-children. The family requests that flowers be omitted at the funeral services. [James Hill was born May 31, 1860, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland; died January 16, 1945 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Huerfano Co., Colorado.] Walsenburg World-Independent - January 22, 1945 - James S. Hill, who died at home of his daughter in California late last week, will be held here tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at 2:30 at the Walsenburg Community church, with the Rev. J. H. Gerault of La Veta officiating. Hill was a long-time member of the Masonic lodge of this community, and members of the Huerfano Lodge No. 27, AF&AM will conduct graveside services. All members are urged to attend the services. Interment will be in the Masonic cemetery, under the direction of the Unfug-Peet mortuary.

Hill, John Britton
John "J. B." Britton Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2000 - John "J.B." Britton Hill, 77, Pueblo, passed away May 14, 2000. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Gail; and parents, John and Gladys Hill of La Junta. Survived by sons, Grant (Glenda), and Britt Hill; grandchildren, Craig, Dallas and Kelly Hill. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday. Both at Imperial Funeral Home. Reception following the service at Imperial.

Hill, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2004 - Kenneth L. Hill passed away Feb. 6, 2004. He was born to Raymond and Betty Hill on Nov. 9, 1930, in Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his son, Larry; daughter, Susan; mother, Betty; brother, Warren; and grandson, Craig. He is survived by his sweetie pie and loving wife of 53 years, Betty; son, Gary (Nancy); daughter, Sandy (Stan) Blaz; grandchildren, Laurie Riddock, Mike Bower, Sarah (Roy) Austin and Stacey Hill; great-grandchildren, Rayla Riddock, Megan, and Molly Austin; brother, Richard; and father, Raymond. Also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Kenny was retired from CF&I where he spent 43 years as a roll turner. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Elks Club. Kenny was a dedicated loving husband and father who will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He will be remembered for his endearing nature and great smile. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of Assumption Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Hill, Lonamae Agnes
Lonamae Agnes Hill - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - May 16, 2005 - Lonamae Agnes Hill passed away on May 11, 2005 at age 89 at the Trinidad State Nursing Home. Lonamae was born on August 14, 1915 in Trinidad to Dr. Earl K. and Mrs. Frankie Mae Carmichael. She attended Center High School in Center, CO., Trinidad State Junior College, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. After attending dance school in Kansas City, MO., she taught dance for a period of time in Trinidad. Lonamae married Thomas A. Hill on June 5th, 1947 in Clayton, NM. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chapter J PEO, and Community Bible Study. Lonamae was a bridge fanatic and played at every opportunity. She also enjoyed reading mysteries and working crossword puzzles. Highlights of her life in later years were the vacation cruises she took with her friends from Trinidad. She also enjoyed many trips to Denver to spend time with her son Tom attending ballets, musicals, and ice shows. Sustained by her faith, she touched many lives through her volunteer work with such groups as Advocates Against Domestic Assault, the developmentally disabled and hospice, and by many kindnesses to others. Preceding her in death were her parents Earl and Frankie and her husband Tom. She is survived by sons Keller, Trinidad, Tom Jr., Englewood, Co. and grandson Shawn Scheffer, Trinidad. Visitation will be Sunday May 15, 2005 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday May 16, 2005 at 10 am at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family of Lonamae Hill has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Hill, M. V. III
M. V. Hill III - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1987 - M. V. Hill III, late of Rye, passed away July 14, 1987, in Chadron, Neb. Mr. Hill was commander of the American Legion Post No. 115 and a member of the Pueblo Organ Club and Stewart's Orchid Club. He retired from School District No. 60 in 1978, after 20 years as a teacher. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hill, of the family home; one son, Jim (Betty) Allen and two granddaughters, Teri and Kim Allen, all of Richmond, Va.; "adopted" children, Bill, Kay and Todd Perkins and Shelley Davis; one sister, Betty Buffington, of Gunnison; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by three brothers, Dr. Scott Hill, Dr. Dean Hill and Wendell Hill. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. William R. Obaugh officiating. Entombment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hill will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family may be contacted at the family home in Rye.

Hill, Mildred
Mildred Smith Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 1999 - Mildred Smith Hill, 76, former Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 1,1999, at Columbia Rose Medical Center Denver. Born May 30,1923 in Pueblo, she graduated from Central High School. She had worked for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital until 1965 when the family moved to Denver. She retired from Columbia Rose Medical Center as a medical secretary. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. She also maintained a unique collection of salt and pepper shakers. Survived by her beloved husband, James Fredrick Hill; children, Don Hill, Jacque L. Hill, Howard Hill, all of Denver, Rick Hill, Pueblo; two brothers, Robert (Margaruite) Smith, Howard Smith, all of Pueblo; 14 grandchildren, Laura Hill, Steven Hill, Donya Hill, Tracey Choyce, Sean Metoyer, Derek Brannon, Rick Hill Jr., James Hill, Jason Hill, Nicole Hill, Jermaine Hill, Jamal Hill, Marcus Hill and George Morgan; 25 great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Vivian Hill, Pueblo, Emma Smith, Oklahoma. Preceded in death by parents, Will and Everlena Brooks Smith; siblings, Mary Bullock, Sarah "Aunt Sadie" Kendle, Willie Smith, Clifford Smith; in-laws, "Popa" Ollie Hill, Laura Hill, Charles Hill, Curtis Hill, Elton Hill, Johnnie Mae Williams and Florine Brown. To Cremation. Memorial service, noon Tuesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Hill, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1997 - Mildred M. Hill died of natural causes on Sept. 13, 1997, in the Panorama City Convalescent Center in Lacey, Wash. She was buried in the family plot in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo. Mildred was born in Farmland, Ind., on June 24, 1907, the youngest child of Daniel F. Hill and Claudia Etta Hill. She had three brothers, Harry, Charles and John, and two sisters, Marguerite and Sara, all of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by two nieces, Etta Jeanne Sayers of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Louise DePalma of Pueblo. When she was five years old the family moved to Colorado. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1924 and later from Colorado State College in Greeley in 1933 with a major in education and minors in science and English, and taught school in the Lakeside Vineland area for several years. After a trip to Washington, D.C. (where she first saw and used the Library of Congress) she knew that she was meant to be a librarian. As soon as possible she enrolled at the University of Denver and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Librarianship in 1939. She worked as a Business and Technology Assistant Librarian at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Public Library, 1942-1944. Later, she worked for several libraries in California before she left the San Diego Public Library to accept a position with the Washington State Library in 1956. She served as Head of the Readers' Services Division until her resignation in 1967. Final decisions regarding book purchases for the library allowed Mildred to build a collection that brought compliments from staff, librarians in the state and Northwest and users in general. All were amazed at the depth and quality of the State Library's holdings. As an active member of the American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, American Library Association, Pacific Northwest Library Association and the Washington Library Association, Mildred contributed to both her chosen profession and her adopted state. The family suggests that those who wish to contribute a memorial can address it to The Friends of the Washington State Library, P.O. Box 1843, Olympia, Wash. 98507.

Hill, Murlene
Murlene Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2006 - Murlene Hill, June 18, 2006. Service will be held in Colorado Springs.

Hill, Pamela Jean
Pamela Jean Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2003 - Pamela Jean Hill, 42, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 14 2003. She was born on Nov. 3, 1960, in Lincoln, Neb. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 20 years, Ricky Hill; children, Tiffany Marie and Steven Hill; her mother, Carolyn (Robert) Hill; siblings, Jerica Hill, Catherine (Ken) Evans, Torri Hamilton (Thomas Koen), James (Judy) Hamilton; special nephew, Kai Hamilton; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pamela was an avid photographer and was employed at Peak Photography. She loved hunting and fishing. She will be greatly missed for her beauty, vibrant smile, love of Disney, and the way she made every moment of life count with love. The family wishes for friends to share memories with them at a public viewing from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth St.

Hill, Raymond N.
Raymond N. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Raymond N. Hill, 103, born Dec. 24, 1901, passed away March 12, 2005. Survived by son, Richard Hill; daughters-in-law, Betty and Thelene Hill; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by wife, Betty E. Hill; sons, Warren and Kenneth Hill. Raymond was a member of our Lady of the Assumption Church and BPOE No. 90. Raymond enjoyed fishing and playing pool at the Elks Club. He retired from the C&W Railroad. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Assumption Church.

Hill, Rebecca Burke
Rebecca Burke Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - Rebecca Burke Hill, 59, of Colorado City, passed away Dec. 15, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Jack. Cremation will take place with no services. In lieu of food and flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Hill, Robert Eugene
Sgt. Robert Eugene Hill - Huerfano World - January 11, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1945: Died, Sgt. Robert Eugene Hill, son of C.A. Lougheed.

Hill, Robert L.
Robert "Bob" L. Hill - Ashland Daily Tidings - November 25, 2004 - Robert 'Bob' L. Hill, Sr., 1923- 2004. Robert "Bob" L. Hill, Sr. was born of Feb. 16, 1923 to Walter S. Hill and Melda (Rightenaur) Hill. He was born in Rock Island, IL and attended school there. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He married Marjorie (Marj) Dunn in 1944. He went over to England with the 8th Air Force and spent the last months of the war in a German P.O.W. camp. He and Marj were parents of five children; Dannie Moore of Westminster, CO, Robert Hill, Jr. of Amarillo, TX, Fletcher Hill of La Veta, CO; James Hill of Denver, CO, and Megan Hill of Golden, CO. Bob spent his working years in photography, technical illustration, and aerospace computer engineering. His hobbies were gemology (certified Gemologist), lapidary, oil and water color, and an avid history buff. He served as curator of the Crater Rock Museum for eleven years. Besides his family, Mr. Hill is survived by five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Hill of Rock Island, IL; and a sister, Janice Dierolf of Sherrard, IL. A private family gathering has been held. A memorial will take place at a later date. Arrangements: Abbey Funeral, Medford.

Hill, Samantha Lillie
Mrs. Samantha L. Hill - Escondido California - December 17, 1938 - Mrs. Samantha Lillie Hill, 71, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary H. Young, San Marcos, where she resided the last five years. She was a member of Estrella Eastern Star chapter, Walsenburg, Colo. Services will be conducted Saturday morning, 10:30, at Carl G. Palm Chapel. The body will be sent to Walsenburg for burial. Survivors are her husband, James Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Young, San Marcos, and Mrs. Ellen Neil, Kenton, O., and two sons, James Hill, Jr., and Henry Hill, Hotchkiss, Colo. [Samantha Lillie (Arnold) Hill, born January 2, 1867 Round Prairie, Johnson Co., Kansas; died December 15, 1938 San Marcos, San Diego Co., California and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Huerfano Co., Colorado.]

Hill, Valetta S.
Valetta Val S. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1997 - Valetta Val S. Hill passed away Aug. 15, 1997. Longtime resident of Pueblo and was employed with Safeway Stores as their bookkeeper for many years. She also worked for Hill, Schmidt, Certified Public Accountants as a bookkeeper. Mrs. Hill was an avid bridge player, also played in many tournaments. Preceded in death by her husband, Davidson Hill, September 1984. Survived by her sister, Dorothy Brack- nieces and nephews, Richard Brack, Ben Brack, Donna Brack Morgan and Susan Cuckler, all of Fort Collins- and an aunt, Evelyn Ely- and numerous grandnieces and nephews. Also survived by her dear friends, Bernie and Katherine Schmidt.

Hill, Velma Mae
Velma Mae Hill - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 15, 1996 – Velma Mae Hill, 70, of Colorado Springs, a former waitress at Bob's Cafe, died March 12, 1996, at her home. Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne Williams officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St. Mrs. Hill was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Burlington to Roy and Susan Camp. She was married in Colorado Springs to John McManus Hill, who survives. She also is survived by two daughters, Karen S. Howell of Colorado Springs and Becky J. Kelly of Pueblo; three brothers, Dale Camp of Colorado Springs, Floyd Camp of Stratton and Jim Camp of Vona; a sister, Vera Waterman of Pueblo; and two grandchildren. A brother, Harold Camp, is deceased. Mrs. Hill had lived in the Colorado Springs area for many years.

Hill, Warren W.
Warren W. Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2003 - Warren W. Hill, age 79, of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord, Oct. 14, 2003. Lifetime resident of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his mother, Betty Hill; and son, Alan Hill. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Thelene; sons, Lance W. (Roxanne) Hill, Pueblo West, Dr. Kent R. Hill, Pueblo, Kirk R. (Ann) Hill, Monument, Colo.; grandsons, Bret Hill, Pueblo West, Jake Hill, Monument, Colo., and Nick Hill, Monument, Colo.; father, Raymond N. Hill; brothers, Richard Hill, Kenneth (Betty) Hill, Pueblo. He retired as General Foreman of PP&S at the CF&I after 44 years of service. Warren proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific and was on the Normandy Beach on D-Day. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Pueblo West, BPOE No. 90, American Legion and VFW. He loved God, family, friends and his country. He loved square and round dancing and he and his wife were members of most of the square dance clubs in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. They spent 11 winters in Tucson, Ariz., and danced almost every day. He also was an exercise enthusiast and had been an avid member of the Pueblo West Water Aerobics group. At his request, there will be no viewing. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association or St. Paul's Catholic Church building fund. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by Pueblo Ritual Team.

Hill, William
William Hill - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1919 - Hill, William, 25 years old, died July 22, at a local hospital.  The body is at McCarthy's.

Hillabold, Thomas P.
Thomas P. Hillabold - Wray Rattler - June 30, 1911 - While diving in Minnequa Lake at Pueblo, Thomas P. Hillabold, aged 21, and a bookkeeper for the First National bank, became entangled in the weeds and was drowned.

Hillenbrand, Michael L.
Michael L. Hillenbrand - Winona Daily News - August 27, 2004 - Winona, MN - Michael L. Hillenbrand, July 15, 1952 ~ Aug. 24, 2004 - Michael L. Hillenbrand, 52, of 961 E. Sanborn St. died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis. Michael was born July 15, 1952, at Slayton, Minn., to Gerald and Myrtle Mae Hubbs Hillenbrand. He was an Eagle Scout and received the Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Rye Senior High School at Rye, Colo., in 1970. He taught swimming and life saving and worked with the Cub Scouts while living in Colorado, and played on his high school football team. In 1974, Michael received a degree in biology and a minor degree in philosophy from St. Michael's College at Santa Fe, N.M. He came to Winona in 1979. He married Connie Wolfram on April 26, 1980, in Winona. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He was head chef at the Captain's in Fountain City and the Countryside in Rushford, and he was a cook for Winona State University. He also liked to square dance. He is survived by his wife, Connie; father, Gerald Hillenbrand of Tucson, Ariz.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sandra and Ervin Wolfram of Winona; sisters, Lois (Bill) Bronzi of Rockford, Ill., Carol (Dean) Irlbeck of Oquawka, Ill., Mary Hillenbrand and Joan Hillenbrand, both of Bakersfield, Calif.; Godson, Steve Bronzi; sister-in-law, Tammy (Larry) Hock; and brother-in-law, Allen Wolfram. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Mae and stepmother, Thelma. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with Father Thomas Hargesheimer officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Martin-Myhre Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held Friday at the church after 10 a.m. Martin-Myhre Funeral Home.

Hills, Carol Mae
Carol Mae (Moke) Hills - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1997 - Carol Mae (Moke) Hills, 52, died July 8, 1997, in Milwaukee, Ore., from cancer. She was a nurse at the Pueblo City-County Health Department before moving to Oregon in 1976. Also served as a Lutheran missionary nurse in Ethiopia. Preceded in death by husband, Dwight, in 1988. Survived by mother and brother in South Dakota, a brother and sister in California and Dwight's family in Colorado and New York. A was held at Milwaukee Lutheran Church with inurnment in South Dakota. Remembrances may be made to Susan G. Kormen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 4613, Portland, Ore. 97208.

Hills, Emma A.
Emma A. Hills - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2003 - Emma A. Hills, of Pueblo, born March 5, 1916, passed away April 22, 2003. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale Hills, June 21, 1993. Also preceded in death by seven brothers, three sisters and one grandson. She is survived by children, Scott Hills, Jerrianne Rumsey, Pete (Ursula) Taullie, Maryanne (Larry) Noland, Geraldine Kern; sister, Olga Golob; and brother; Mirko (Ruth) Samec. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law, Mildred and Ann Stofac. Emma retired from the Colorado State Hospital. She enjoyed fishing and a trip to Cripple Creek every now and then. Family and friends will miss her great sense of humor, her quick wit and her compassionate heart. Visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Emma A. Hills to the American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Hills, Milton Tyler
M.T. Hills - La Veta - April 1910 - M. T. Hills, one of the first settlers in the upper Cuchara valley, died in California. The post office located at the Willis ranch was named for his hometown in New York, Nunda. [Editor's note: Buried La Veta Cemetery: Hills, Milton Tyler born 1829 died 1910 Notes: Co I 1st NY Dragoons Civil War, born Nunda, NY Block 6 Lot # 6 Grave # 5 Section 3.]

Hills, Victor G.
Victor G. Hills - Huerfano World - July 19, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1930: Died, Victor G. Hills, son of M.T. Hills, pioneer of the upper Cuchara and former La Veta postmaster. He leaves a brother Hervey, who is married to the former Kitty Willis, and his cousin Mrs. J. B. Wright.

Hilmes, Leroy Frederick
Leroy Frederick Hilmes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1997 - Leroy Frederick Hilmes passed away Sept. 14, 1997. Survived by his sisters, Mildred (John J.) Friend, Pueblo, Loretta Lawrence, Portland, Ore.-brother, William Hilmes, Denver, Colo.-sisters-in-law, Doris Hilmes, Pueblo, and Norma Hilmes, Fort Collins, Colo.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Minnie Hilmes- sister, Ruth Sieling- and brothers, Kenneth Hilmes, Edward Hilmes and Howard Hilmes. Born Dec. 15, 1917, in Pueblo and was a longtime Pueblo resident before moving to Denver. Member of the First United Methodist Church. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 1997, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Jean Cress officiating. Interment will be in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Hilsinger, Richard
Richard Hilsinger - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2003 - Richard Hilsinger, 45, joined his father Frank and Grandmother Wilma Carrera in their heavenly home on Dec. 12, 2003. He is survived by his mother Dottie, stepfather John, grandfather, Don, children, Patricia and Tom, siblings, Tena, Judy, Tom, Cindy and Cathy, granddaughter and numerous nephews. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at Imperial Gardens. Friends will be received at Imperial Hall.

Hilton, James
James Hilton – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: James Hilton is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. He was working for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. The newspapers chronicled his death, yet he was not listed in the “Colorado Mining Fatalities" database from the Denver Public Library. See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Hilton, James Doyle
James Doyle Hilton - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2005 - James Doyle Hilton, age 85, passed away on Feb. 27, 2005. James was born on Sept. 19, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo. James was a retired captain of the U.S. Army, and also was a retired carpenter. Mr. Hilton is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Ronald Herron of Colorado Springs; two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Hilton of Pueblo. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Evergreen Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Hilvitz, Peggy E.
Peggy E. Hilvitz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1986 - Peggy E. Hilvitz, late of 7-I Bonnymede Road, passed away Oct. 25, 1986. Mrs. Hilvitz was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hilvitz in 1978; to whom she had been married for 19 years. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Sam (Pauline) Hilvitz of Pueblo; a sister-in-law, Lena Kaplan of Boston; two cousins, Ruth Gribben of Pueblo; and Harold Gribben of Denver; nephews, Harvey, Arthur and Philip Hilvitz, all of Pueblo; and numerous other nephews and nieces. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo County Heart Unit through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 24 Robertson.

Hilvitz, Samuel
Sam Hilvitz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2000 - Business Leader Hilvitz Dead - At 94 Sam Hilvitz's life story reads like many others; devoted husband and father, successful businessman, active community and temple member. His family adds the details that make the story his own. "I think his best attribute was his smiling face," said son Art Hilvitz. "He was very loving and his family was really important to him," said granddaughter Heidi Leachman. "My daughter said he always had a little twinkle in his eyes," said daughter-in-law Sandy Hilvitz. Hilvitz, who started the family business in 1932 with a $2.50 potato slicer, died May 10 at the age of 94. He had broken a hip and undergone surgery, and complications had set in, said Art Hilvitz. Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Gathered around the table at the home Sam and Pauline Hilvitz shared for many years, Mrs. Hilvitz and the couple's three sons, Harvey, Art and Phil, and their wives and children retold favorite stories about the business founded on that potato slicer, lots of hard work and ingenuity; about the hole in the wall between their Boston Food Products building and Steve Monack's neighboring Banquet bakery that allowed the Hilvitzes to share Monack's hot water and satisfy health department regulations; about the many, many tamales Mrs. Hilvitz rolled and the many, many potatoes the couple peeled before automated equipment. "He bought a hand potato chip slicer and showed it to me with a silly grin on his face," Mrs. Hilvitz said. "It had cost $2.50, and I thought that $2.50 could feed us for about two weeks, but I surprised him by saying, 'When do you want to start:' "We borrowed $100 and bought a six-burner stove. We started making tamales in the beginning and used to sell them to street vendors for 30 cents a dozen, and they got 5 cents apiece." The couple added potato chips to their product line and in 1946 moved their business from Union Avenue to South Main Street. Their sons joined them, and Hilvitz eventually turned over the reins to them. But he stayed active as a consultant for the Small Business Administration's Service Corps of Retired Executives, and the organization honored him for 25 years of service when he was 90 years old. In 1973, Hilvitz received the Small Businessman of the Year award for the southeast region from the Small Business Administration. "He was active in the business community," said Harvey Hilvitz. "He was in Rotary, in SCORE, the Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill. He was an avid golfer and bowler." Hilvitz was a member of Temple Emanuel and served on its board of directors. He and Mrs. Hilvitz were married for nearly 68 years. "Most of all," said Heidi Leachman, "he loved Grandma. He'd do anything for her. He said, 'Whatever Grandma wants, Grandma gets.'" Samuel Hilvitz - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 2000 - Samuel Hilvitz, lifetime Pueblo resident and prominent Pueblo businessman, passed away May 10, 2000. Mr. Hilvitz and his wife of 68 years, Pauline Stein Hilvitz, founded Boston Food Products in September 1932 and remained active in management until 1980. Preceded in death by parents, Harry and Ida Hilvitz; two brothers, Joe and David Hilvitz; and two sisters, Bess Josephson and Lena Kaplan. Survived by his wife, Pauline, of the family home; three sons, Harvey (Sandy) Hilvitz, Arthur (Margie) Hilvitz and Philip (Joni) Hilvitz; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Member of Temple Emanuel, B'Nai B'rth, Rotary Club No. 43, Silver State Lodge No. 95, Southern Colorado Consistory and Al Kaly Shrine. Past board member of Goodwill Industries and S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives). Funeral service, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 14, 2000, Rose Chapel, with Dr. Robert Saunders of Temple Emanuel officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the Restoration Fund of Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

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