The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Hime, Harold Franklin
Harold Franklin Hime - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2000 - Harold Franklin Hime, 83, passed away Jan. 30, 2000. Survived by his wife, Margaret E. Hime, Pueblo; son, Richard H. (Shirley) Hime, Pueblo; grandson, Walter O. (Lisa) Hime, Littleton; granddaughters, Jennifer A. Hime, Englewood, Paula (Alex) Mitchell, Pueblo, and Linda (Tim) Mitchell, Pueblo West; great-grandsons, Timothy Mitchell and Alex Mitchell; great-granddaughter, Margaret "Maggie" Hime; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Dewy, Pueblo, and Ruth Maloit, Grand Junction. Preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Hime Grosvenor, in 1997; father, Franklin Hime; and mother, Rose Hime. Born April 7, 1916, in Donora, Penn. Harold retired from CF&I. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed many outdoor sports. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and United Steel Workers of America AFL-CIO Local 2102. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1201 E. 7th St., with Rev. Willis Goettel officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Salvation Army or Animal Welfare through the funeral home.

Himes, Ralph Ernest
Ralph Ernest Himes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Ralph E. Himes, 95, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 14, 2002. Ralph retired in 1972 from the Colorado State Hospital as an electrician. He was a founding member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and a member of the Elks. He was also a lifetime member of the D.A.V., and Eagles. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Ramona; his son, Ralph E. Himes Jr.; and his siblings, Harry, Ethel, Frances, Lucille and Edith. Ralph is survived by his children, Pete (Mary) J. Medina of New Providence, N.J., Edward (Anne) F. Himes of Denver and Sharon (Dan) N. Payne of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today with the recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Ralph's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Himes, Ramona V.
Ramona V. Himes - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2000 - Ramona V. Himes, 87, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2000. Ramona retired from the Colorado State Hospital as an LPN after 25 years of dedicated service. She was an avid bingo player and also was a founding member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Preceded in death by son, Ralph Ernest Himes Jr.; and brother, Savino Chavez. Her husband of 59 years, Ralph Himes; children, Pete J. (Mary) Medina, New Providence, N.J.; Edward F. (Ann) Himes, Denver and Sharon E. (Dan) Payne of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Josie Bueno, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Edith White of Ft. Collins survive her. Ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives following the interment. Location to be announced at service.

Hinch, Alice Maxine
Alice Maxine Hinch - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2004 - Alice Maxine Hinch, 90, born Jan. 6, 1914, passed away March 26, 2004. Predeceased by husbands, Richard Wood, Marlin Wilson and Leon Hinch; son, Gerald Wood; brother, Lawrence Crow; sister, Eula Foye; and grandson, Richard "Rick" Wood. She is survived by daughter, Anita (Marlan) McMahan; and son, Richard Dale (Bonnie) Wood; grandchildren, Steve (Jan) Wood, Terry Wood, Randy (Bridgette) Wood, Michele (Bill) Kerr, Trey (Charity) Long, Glenn (Michelle) McMahan and Deborah McMahan; great-grandchildren, Megan and Cody Kerr, Stephanie Wood, Caleb and Savannah Wood, Connor and Thomas McMahan, and Kindra McMahan, Stacey (Tim) Beyhan, and Christy and Laurie Colburn; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gerry (Dwight) Parrott and Carolee (Don) Parrott. Alice was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and grandmother who loved life. Everyone who met her loved her and she will be missed by all. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Saturday, Pueblo West Baptist Church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo West Baptist Church Building Fund in her memory.

Hindes, Charles A.
Charles A. Hindes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2000 - Charles A. Hindes, 82, passed away March 16, 2000. Survived by his daughter, Nancy (John) Lemmon, Federal Way, Wash.; sister, Betty Kelly, Walsenburg, Colo.; granddaughters, Alicia Lemmon and Melissa Lemmon, both of Federal Way, Wash.; and nephews, Robert, Mike and Ken Kelly. He will be missed by his special friends, Bart and Anita Farner, the Joe Diamond family, Jeanne James and Dorothea Hereford, all of Pueblo, Rosemary Ledbetter, Diamond Bar, Calif., and his loyal companions, Tasha and Daisy. Preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Elouise Hindes, on Sept. 30, 1995; and his son, James Hindes, on July 31, 1998. Born on Sept. 8, 1917, in Denver, Colo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from CF&I Steel as a chemical engineer. Member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, the CU Alumni, Sigma Ki and BPO Elks Lodge No. 90. He was an avid reader, walker and Bronco fan. At his request, there will be no viewing. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt Ave., with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make a memorial to Make A Wish Foundation through the funeral home office.

Hindes, James Charles
James Charles Hindes - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1998 - James Charles Hindes, 46, passed away on July 31, 1998, in Seattle, Wash., following a long illness. He was born in Pueblo on July 19, 1952, and graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1970 where he excelled in swimming and diving. Jim was an accomplished carpenter and cook. He enjoyed kite-flying and model slot cars. Jim was predeceased by his mother, Elouise, in 1995. Survived by his father, Charles Hindes, Pueblo- sister, Nancy Lemmon and her family in Federal Way, Wash.- and longtime companion, Cindy Woodgate and her daughter, Alicia, in Seattle- aunts, Betty Kelley, Walsenburg, and Rose Ledbetter, Diamond Bar, Calif., and many other relatives and friends.

Hindes, Jean
Mrs. Jean Hindes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1975 - Mrs. Jean Hindes, of 122 Walsen Ave., Aug. 9, 1975. Wife of the late C. F. “Fred” Hindes, who passed away in 1953. Mother of Charles A. Hindes, Pueblo, and Mrs. Betty Jean Kelly, Montrose. Also survived by five grandchildren and two nephews. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday. United Church of Walsenburg, will be conducted by the Rev. H. Ward Barter. Interment, Masonic Cemetery. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Shriners Crippled Children Hospital, P. O. Box 193, Pueblo, Colo. 81002.

Hindman, Laura Elsie
Laura Elsie Hindman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1987 - Laura Elsie Hindman, 89, of 324 Carson, Las Animas, died July 11, 1987, at her home. She was the widow of the late John Hindman. Survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Powell-Kuhns Chapel. -Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Hindsley, Georgann
Georgann Hindsley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 2003 - Georgann Hindsley, 76, departed this life on April 28, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ret. Col. John A. Hindsley. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Hindsley, Jone (Phil) Harris, and Anne Hindsley; grandchildren, Jerry (Shelly) Mize, Todd (Amy) Harris, John (Stacey) Harris, and Matthew Leroy; great-grandchildren, Garrett and Brailey Mize, Loren, Logan and Madison Harris; special friends, Sandy Bradley, Phyllis Baxter, Phyllis Thompson, Bev Beard, Mary Margaret Rader and Betty Williams. Georgann also had many other friends who were special to her life. She will be sadly missed by her family and her pets, Mandy and Gidget. Georgann will always be remembered for her bright smile, sense of humor, graciousness, and her love of animals. A special thank you to her wonderful caregivers, Virginia Guida, Lilia Templeton, Elizabeth Pineda, Dr. Steven Rust, Joyce and staff, Sandy Nebl and Pat Krasovec. Per Georgann's request, cremation has taken place. She will be laid to rest at a later date in the Arlington National Cemetery beside John, her husband of 43 years. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare and Protection Society, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO, 81001. An open house and celebration of Georgann's life will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2003, at 945 Riverview.

Hines, Dennis W.
Dennis W. Hines - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1999 - Dennis W. Hines, 43, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Paul Hines, and brother, Richard Brian Hines. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Simmers-Hines; mother, Naomi Hines; sister, Pam (Andrew) Nava; daughter, Deanna (Julio) Ramirez; sons, Denis Ray (Mary) Hines and Justin Hines; grandchildren, Adrian and Denis Jr., all of Pueblo; a special aunt and uncle, Mary Lou and Ron LaVan of Grand Canyon, Ariz.; and several other aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Hines, Ruth B.
Ruth B. Hines - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1999 - Ruth B. Hines, formerly of Pueblo, passed away April 27, 1999, in Trinidad, Colo. Survived by husband, A.I. Hines- children, Carolyn (Joe) McMahon of Portland, Ore., Kenneth (Sherry) Prigmore of Trinidad, Colo., Richard (Bonnie) Prigmore of Amarillo, Texas, Gregory (Cindy) Prigmore of Grand Junction, Colo., Kathy (Gene) Griggs of Beulah, Colo., and Joann (Pinky) Robinson of Longmont, Colo.- 12 grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- and a sister, Betty Raynor of Arvada, Colo. Predeceased by a grandson. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Hininger, Merlin W.
Merlin W. Hininger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1986 - Merlin W. Hininger, 73, Pueblo resident for the past 34 years, died July 3, 1986, at a Pueblo hospital. Survived by wife, Leila, of the family home; daughter, Vesta (Duane) Leach of Penrose; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Vesta C. Johnston of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Hininger was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Steel City Aerie 3367; Colorado Association of Public Employees; Fin and Feather Club. He was a retired employee of the Colorado State Hospital, retiring in 1977. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Griffy Funeral Chapel, Fowler. Interment, Olney Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1306 E. Fourth St., Pueblo.

Hinkel, Henry Walter
Henry Walter "Buzz" Hinkel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 1987 - Henry Walter "Buzz" Hinkel, 56, died Monday, May 18, 1987, in Denver. Born July 17, 1930, in Trinidad to Hervey W. Hinkel and Laura Heidbreder Hinkel. Graduated from Trinidad High School in 1948 and attended Trinidad State Junior College. Mr. Hinkel was owner and operator of Hinkel Electric and Music Co. Survived by wife, Shirley Hinkel, daughters, Laura Ringo and Linda Fiorenzi, sons, Steven and Michael Hinkel, mother, Laura Hinkel, and sister, Carmen Ashley, all of Trinidad; six stepchildren, eight step-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Service will be held Friday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. James W. Richie officiating, followed by interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

Hinkins, Hamilton
Hamilton Hinkins – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 22, 1873 – An unfortunate stranger, named Hamilton Hinkins, who had been sick at the city hospital for a month past, died yesterday, and will be buried by the city. He was a native of Missouri, aged about 24 years, and without friends in the city, save the officials who cared for him kindly. His disease was typhoid fever.

Hinkle, Angeline
Angeline Hinkle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2004 - Angeline Hinkle, 82, Aug. 31, 2004. To Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hinkle, Carlene Ann
Carlene Ann Hinkle - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2000 - Carlene Ann Hinkle, 59, of Walsenburg, passed away Jan. 19, 2000. Born Feb. 23, 1940, in Waco, Texas. Preceded in death by her father, Frank Joe Kubacak. Survived by her husband, Morris E. Hinkle, of the family home; mother, Theresa Kubacak, Hereford, Texas; son, Christopher E. (Stephanie) Hinkle, Grapevine, Texas; brother, Robert Kubacak, Hereford, Texas; and sister, Polly (Bill) Goodman, Oklahoma City, Okla. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Corpus Christi Church, Colorado Springs, Colo. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colo. Mrs. Carlene Hinkle - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 21, 2000 - Mrs. Hinkle, 59, a former longtime Colorado Springs resident, died Jan. 19, 2000, in Walsenburg, after a long-term illness. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hinkle was born Feb. 23, 1940, in Waco, Texas, to Frank and Theresa Kubacak. Her father is deceased. She was married Dec. 25, 1964, to Morris E. Hinkle. She is survived by her husband; a son, Chris E.; her mother; a brother, Robert Kubacak; and a sister, Polly Goodman. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, with services at 10:30 a.m., at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. After the services, graveside services will be at North St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Romero Family Funeral Home, 615 Russell Ave., Walsenburg, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Infant Graduated Child Care Center, 7025 Campus Drive, Colorado Springs 80918.

Hinkle, Earl N.
Earl N. Hinkle - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2003 - Earl N. Hinkle, 61, passed away June 18, 2003, at his home. Born May 16, 1942, in Roanoke, Va., to Argie and Charlene Hinkle who preceded him. Survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Janet Hinkle; children, Brad (Dawnette) Hinkle, Shawn (Shannon) Kelly, Thomas (Lisa) Kelly, Earl Hinkle and Chrissy (Will) Tharp; seven grandchildren; brother, Carl (Pam) Steele; sister, Betty (Dennis) Seechuck; and mother-in-law, Elva Leonard. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment to follow.

Hinkle, Leon Samuel
Leon Samuel Hinkle - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1997 - Leon Samuel Hinkle, 70, died at home in the company of his family on Aug. 8, 1997. He was born on May 12, 1927, in Holt County, Mo., to Alda Meta (Coffman) and George Vest Hinkle. He was married on March 28, 1947, to Harriette Ellen Moore, who survives. Also surviving are children, Robert (Judy) Hinkle of Arizona, Elizabeth (Gary) Youngblood of Penrose, Brad (Mel) Hinkle of Kansas and Rebecca (David) DeWall of Florence- 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren- brothers, M.D. (Marjorie) Hinkle and Herschel Hinkle, both of Penrose and Kenneth (Beth) Hinkle of Hawaii- and a half-sister, Ruth Harris of Greeley. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and son, Tom. Leon served as a Navy Electrician in the South Pacific during WWII. He worked as a millwright at CF&I in Pueblo for more than 39 years. After retiring in 1986, he volunteered as a camp host for the National Park Service. A life member of BPOE No. 611. He also belonged to the Florence VFW No. 1459, IOOF No. 4, and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Florence. The family invites all who knew Leon to come and share in the Celebration of his life at a to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997, Florence Elks Lodge No. 611. Interment of his cremated remains will be private. Those wishing may make contributions to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County through the Wilson Andrews office.

Hinnerschietz, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Hinnerschietz - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1986 - Ethel M. Hinnerschietz, Nov. 25, 1986. Wife of Richard A. Hinnerschietz. Mother of Sharon (Robert) LaFoe, Pueblo; Linda (Phil) Coventon, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Don (Vaunda) Hyde, McCook, Neb. Grandmother of Shanda and Shaye Coventon; Dawn, Greg and Doug Hyde; Michael and Dan LaFoe and Cathy Moncrieff. Survived also by a great-grandson. Preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. A member of Adriance United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hinnerschietz worked many years as a hairdresser at Colorado State Hospital. Geriatrics Department. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel conducted by the Rev. Rick Calhoun. Private family interment service. Please omit food and flowers; memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her name. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert LaFoe.

Hinniger, Leila
Leila Hinniger - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2001 - Age 84, of Penrose, died at her home Jan. 27, 2001. She was born July 3, 1916, in Olney Springs, to John and Nellie Richardson. Mrs. Hinniger was a member of the Steel City Eagles Auxiliary 3367. She loved get-togethers with her family, fishing, bowling, bingo and going to Cripple Creek. She married Merlin Hinniger on Oct. 10, 1935. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Hinniger is survived by a daughter: Vesta (Duane) Leach of Antonito; grandchildren: Stephen (Mandy) Simpson of Pueblo, Adriane (Dewey) Smith, Katherine (Sam) Spinuzzi, both of Williamsburg, Scott (Jodi) Simpson of Las Vegas, NV., John (Debbie) Leach, Don (Brenda) Leach, both of Pueblo, Victoria (Jerry) Kopec of Penrose; 14 great grandchildren; three great, great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister. Burial will be in Olney Springs Cemetery, attended by family only as she wished. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home in Florence.

Hinrichs, Ralph W.
Ralph W. Hinrichs - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 1999 - Ralph W. Hinrichs, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 27, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Ann Hinrichs, and son, Ralph (Dorothy) Hinrichs Jr. Grandfather of William and Patricia. Preceded in death by his son, Gary Andrew Hinrichs. Mr. Hinrichs was a United States Army Air Corps veteran and a member of the 14th Air Force Association of Flying Tigers. Visitation, Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 9 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo., 2 p.m., with full military honors by the Fort Carson Committal Team. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Rocky Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America in care of the funeral home office.

Hinsdale, Addison O. Jr.
Patrolman Addison O. Hinsdale Jr. - Pueblo Police Department - October 1920 - On October 3, 1920, Patrolman Hinsdale was accidentally shot by a fellow officer who was shooting at a hit and run driver. Patrolman Hinsdale succumbed to his wounds the next day. The driver of the car was later arrested. Patrolman Addison O. Hinsdale: Accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer pursuing a hit-and-run suspect on the Northern Avenue viaduct on Oct. 4, 1920.

Hinsdale, George A.
George A. Hinsdale - Colorado Daily Chieftain - January 16, 1874 - George A. Hinsdale - Thursday, all day long, was one of sadness, a deep shade of gloom seemed to have settled over our fair city. Every noise was hushed and only a whisper was heard as the information came to the public, Governor Hinsdale is dead. Immediately after the last term of the district court, he was taken with a slight bilious attack of which but little attention, generally, was taken. It however grew worse till finally he was prostrated with the typhoid fever; he lost all consciousness on Wednesday before his death. In the evening of the same day, he made a rally and recognized the friends about him, especially his wife. He was doubtless then in a dying condition but lingered, apparently a great sufferer, till eleven o'clock on Thursday morning, when his spirit winged its way to the maker who gave it. During the day, and in fact from early in the morning, business in the city seemed to be generally suspended. It was a shock to the entire community, a blow hard to bear, that none expected. Every one that knew him, loved him. In society he was a highly honored member. In the social circle, one never forgotten, and when absent, always missed. He was in the front rank of every good work, every public charity found him, in every work of reform and moral advancement, he was a leader. He was a friend of the poor and always extended his aid, prompted by a large heart overflowing with charity to the oppressed. Services will commence this afternoon at half past one o'clock, at the residence of the deceased, on Fourth street, after which the funeral procession will be formed as follows:(Order of Services). The funeral procession when formed will proceed from Fourth street up Santa Fe avenue to St. Peter's Episcopal church, where the rites of that church will be administered by the Rev. Mr. Lonenson, pastor of St. Paul's church, Colorado Springs. Thence the procession will move to the Masonic cemetery, where burial service of the Protestant Episcopal church will be read by Rev. Mr. Lonenson, and the last solemn rites concluded. It is hoped that our business men and citizens will unite in paying our last respects to one whose life and name has become a part of the history of Pueblo, and Southern Colorado. Las Animas Leader – January 23, 1874 – Death of a Prominent Citizen – Geo. A. Hinsdale, commonly known as Governor Hinsdale, died at his home, in Pueblo, Thursday, after an illness of only two or three days.  Mr. Hinsdale had long been one of the most prominent and best known men in the territory, and he had been, too, a man of good reports, alike for honesty and integrity, and culture and ability.  He was born in Hinesburg, Vermont, in 1829.  At the age of eight he went with his parents to Michigan, and was educated at the great university of that state, at Ann Arbor.  In his early youth he went to Kentucky, where he spent several years in the pursuit of the business of civil engineering, and found a wife in the person of a relative of Mr. Sebastian, at one time United States senator from Arkansas.  Mr. Hinsdale first came to this territory in 1861 in search of relief from the asthma.  He soon commenced the practice of law, and followed it till the time of his death with much success.  He was three times elected to the territorial council, the first time in 1865 from Costilla county; and in 1870 he was chosen president of that body.  At the time, about 1866, that Colorado's admission as a state was considered so certain that state officers were chosen by the people and United States senators by the first legislature of the prospective state, Mr. Hinsdale was chosen lieutenant governor, hence the title by which he was afterwards known.  He leaves two children, a son about seventeen years old, and a daughter of seven.  He was buried yesterday afternoon with Masonic honors. – [Denver World, 17th.]  On the same subject, the (Pueblo) Chieftain says: “It was a shock to the entire community, a blow hard to bear, that none expected.  Every one that knew him, loved him.  In society he was a highly honored member.  In the social circle, one never forgotten, and when absent, always missed.  He was a friend of the poor and always extended his aid, prompted by a large heart overflowing with charity, to the oppressed.” Governor George A. Hinsdale - Denver Mirror - January 25, 1874 - The People (Pueblo newspaper) comes with its column rules inverted, and its pages are black with mourning for the late Gov. Geo. A. Hinsdale. We quote from a review of his life, dating from 1860, when he joined the Pike's Peak brigade, in hopes of ameliorating the asthma, from which he had long suffered: As was the custom, he outfitted with an ox team and wagon, and with his brave and devoted wife, crossed the Plains and became one of the army of pioneers in this new and strange land. His asthma left him almost entirely, soon after he reached the mountains, and only seldom returned in brief attacks during his life in Colorado. He first engaged in mining in California Gulch, and in the fall of 1860 come down to Canon City, which had just been laid out as a wintering town for miners, built one of the first dwellings, and during that winter he, with the writer, assisted in framing a code of laws and organizing the first peoples' court for the government of that district. In 1863 he settled in Pueblo, when there were scarcely half a dozen families living here in the rudest of huts. In 1864 he moved to San Luis, in Costilla county, where he lived nearly two years, during which time he acquired a thorough knowledge of the Spanish language, and in the summer of 1866 he moved back to Pueblo, where he has ever since resided, and engaged in the practice of law. His Official Record - At the election upon the adoption of the State constitution in 1865, Mr. Hinsdale was elected Lieutenant Governor, being the only Democrat elected on the State ticket. In 1868 he was elected a member of the Territorial Council, and at the session of 1870 was chosen President of that body. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of the town of Pueblo after its incorporation, and at the time of his death was president of the city school board and county attorney of Pueblo County. He had filled numerous offices of public trust and honor, and had ever been identified with the history and growth of Southern Colorado. In politics he was always a Democrat of the firmest type, and as one of the leaders of the party of Colorado, he had ever held the respect of his political opponents by his ability no less than his sincerity, fidelity and conscientious integrity. Other Honorable Trusts - As a lawyer he was a profound thinker, forcible in the logic of argument, zealous in the interest of his client, and one of the most successful criminal lawyers of this judicial district. Courteous to his brethren, respectful to the court, and genial in his whole nature he was beloved by the bench and the bar. As a scholar he had few equals in the Territory, and was one of the most forcible and graceful writers for the press. When the Chieftain, as the first newspaper in Southern Colorado, was started in Pueblo, Mr. Hinsdale became one of its editors, and for over two years assisted in contributing gratuitous services to this means of promoting the development of Southern Colorado. He was afterward one of the leading organizers of the Pueblo Printing Co., publishers of the People, and until about one year ago was one of the editors of this paper. His terse and vigorous English was notable for the finished style of the essayist, and the newspaper literature of Pueblo for many of its worthiest pages is indebted to his ready pen. He was president of the Public Library Association of Pueblo, and took active interest in fostering this, one of the most creditable institutions of our young city. Mr. Hinsdale was an attendant of the Protestant Episcopal Church. From the time St. Peter's church was erected as the first church built in Pueblo, he was one of its vestrymen to the time of his death. The disease which caused his death was cerebro-spinal meningitis. The funeral procession was the largest and its ceremonies more impressive than ever before witnessed in Southern Colorado. Add detail - Governor George A. Hinsdale - Denver Mirror - January 25, 1874 - The People (Pueblo newspaper) comes with its column rules inverted, and its pages are black with mourning for the late Gov. Geo. A. Hinsdale. We quote from a review of his life, dating from 1860, when he joined the Pike's Peak brigade, in hopes of ameliorating the asthma, from which he had long suffered: As was the custom, he outfitted with an ox team and wagon, and with his brave and devoted wife, crossed the Plains and became one of the army of pioneers in this new and strange land. His asthma left him almost entirely, soon after he reached the mountains, and only seldom returned in brief attacks during his life in Colorado. He first engaged in mining in California Gulch, and in the fall of 1860 come down to Canon City, which had just been laid out as a wintering town for miners, built one of the first dwellings, and during that winter he, with the writer, assisted in framing a code of laws and organizing the first peoples' court for the government of that district. In 1863 he settled in Pueblo, when there were scarcely half a dozen families living here in the rudest of huts. In 1864 he moved to San Luis, in Costilla county, where he lived nearly two years, during which time he acquired a thorough knowledge of the Spanish language, and in the summer of 1866 he moved back to Pueblo, where he has ever since resided, and engaged in the practice of law. His Official Record - At the election upon the adoption of the State constitution in 1865, Mr. Hinsdale was elected Lieutenant Governor, being the only Democrat elected on the State ticket. In 1868 he was elected a member of the Territorial Council, and at the session of 1870 was chosen President of that body. He was a member of the first Board of Trustees of the town of Pueblo after its incorporation, and at the time of his death was president of the city school board and county attorney of Pueblo county. He had filled numerous offices of public trust and honor, and had ever been identified with the history and growth of Southern Colorado. In politics he was always a Democrat of the firmest type, and as one of the leaders of the party of Colorado, he had ever held the respect of his political opponents by his ability no less than his sincerity, fidelity and conscientious integrity. Other Honorable Trusts - As a lawyer he was a profound thinker, forcible in the logic of argument, zealous in the interest of his client, and one of the most successful criminal lawyers of this judicial district. Courteous to his brethren, respectful to the court, and genial in his whole nature he was beloved by the bench and the bar. As a scholar he had few equals in the Territory, and was one of the most forcible and graceful writers for the press. When the Chieftain, as the first newspaper in Southern Colorado, was started in Pueblo, Mr. Hinsdale became one of its editors, and for over two years assisted in contributing gratuitous services to this means of promoting the development of Southern Colorado. He was afterward one of the leading organizers of the Pueblo Printing Co., publishers of the People, and until about one year ago was one of the editors of this paper. His terse and vigorous English was notable for the finished style of the essayist, and the newspaper literature of Pueblo for many of its worthiest pages is indebted to his ready pen. He was president of the Public Library Association of Pueblo, and took active interest in fostering this, one of the most creditable institutions of our young city. Mr. Hinsdale was an attendant of the Protestant Episcopal church. From the time St. Peter's church was erected as the first church built in Pueblo, he was one of its vestrymen to the time of his death. The disease which caused his death was cerebro-spinal meningitis. The funeral procession was the largest and its ceremonies more impressive than ever before witnessed in Southern Colorado.

Hinshaw, W. C.
W. C. Hinshaw - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1895 - November 16, 1895, at the home of his parents, 1111 Topas Avenue, W. C. Hinshaw, aged 18 years and 6 months. Funeral from the home at 2:30 p.m. today.

Hinson, Maureen C.
Maureen C. Hinson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2000 - Maureen C. Hinson, age 84, passed away April 27, 2000. Maureen graduated from Colorado State College in Greeley and received a master's of arts degree in teaching from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She taught first grade at Spann Elementary school. Private interment will be held in Springfield, Mo.

Hinton, Charles L.
Charles L. Hinton - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1998 - Charles L. Hinton, 69, passed away July 28, 1998. Survived by his wife, Catharine Hinton, of the family home- mother, Bertha M. Hinton of Craig, Colo.- daughter, Catherine (Tom) Andrews of Newport Beach, Calif.- sister, Betty Gray of Wyoming- grandchildren, Robert and Ashley Andrews of Newport Beach, Calif. Preceded in death by his father, Lyle Hinton. Born on Feb. 4, 1929, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Charles was a registered professional engineer and had been affiliated with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing Aerospace in Pueblo. will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Father William V. Powers officiating. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home.

Hintzman, Evelyn F.
Evelyn F. Hintzman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - Evelyn F. Hintzman passed away March 7, 2004, in Pueblo. Evelyn was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and had lived in Pueblo since her childhood. She and her husband, R.J. “Budd” Hintzman, owned and operated the New Life Book Nook for many years before their retirement. Evelyn was active in women's ministries at the Pueblo Christian Center. She was an avid gardener and animal lover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Budd, in 1995. Her survivors include her daughter, Cassy (Val) Ross, of Tempe, Ariz.; grandchildren, Morgan and Mandy; stepgrandchildren, Kay Johnson, Judy Rowland, Ron Hintzman and Robert Hintzman; several great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2004, in the Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. Private interment will be held in the Imperial Cemetery.

Hintzman, Royal John
Royal John "Budd" Hintzman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1995 - Royal John "Budd" Hintzman, 80, departed this life Feb. 13, 1995, at a local hospital. Preceded in death by his son, Jerry Hintzman. Survived by his wife, Evelyn of the family home; daughter, Cassandra Ann (Val) Ross, Phoenix, Ariz.; numerous grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Private family interment. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pueblo Christian Center.

Hinzman, Catherine C.
Catherine C. Hinzman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2002 - Catherine C. Hinzman, 52. She is survived by her husband, Don Hinzman; her sons, Ryan Tyler and Jason Dakota; her mother, Myrtle McCann, Sioux Falls, S.D.; her sister Mary Mathis, Spokane Wash.; her brothers, Ron McCann, Sioux Falls, Jim McCann, Phoenix, Ariz., and Joe McCann, Williston, N.D.; her aunts and uncles, Dick and Phyllis Turner, Springfield, S.D., Gordy and Lornie McCann, Springfield, Loyal McCann, Marshall, Minn., and Albert De Natalie, San Francisco, Calif.; mother-in-law, Leona Hinzman, Lake Andes, S.D.; and numerous cousins. Cathy is preceded in death by her father, Marlo McCann, Tyndall, S.D.; her aunts, Alzo De Natalie, San Francisco, and Lucille McCann, Marshall; her grandparents, Roy and Ida Beecher, Springfield, S.D., and Roy and Tillie McCann, Tyndall. Cathy was a wonderful "Soccer Mom" to her sons. She also loved and appreciated her fellow employees at Argus, Inc. Visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, with funeral Mass to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to follow at Roselawn Reception Hall. Contributions may be made to the Susan B. Koman Foundation in care of Roselawn Funeral Home.

Hipsher, Sharolyn
Sharolyn Hipsher - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1999 - Sharolyn Hipsher, of Pueblo, passed away July 2, 1999 . Born April 9, 1947, in Grand Rapids, Mich. No services.

Hirbernik, Eleanor C.
Eleanor C. Hirbernik - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1998 - Eleanor C. Hirbernik passed away Nov. 13, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Julia Clementi- brothers, Michael, Ben and George- sisters, Clare, Rose and Marie- daughter, Lisa Anne Hirbernik- and granddaughter, Allison Rose Hirbernik. Survived by her husband, Robert J. Hirbernik of Pueblo West- daughter, Lori L. (Steve) O'Flaherty of Denver- son, Robert M. Hirbernik of Pueblo- granddaughters, Julia Leigh O'Flaherty and Darrah Rose O'Flaherty, both of Denver- grandson, Brendon Jacob Hirbernik of Pueblo- sisters, Connie Combato and Dorothy (Louis) Chantala, both of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Anne C. Pryor of Pueblo- brother-in-law, Mike A. Mauro of Denver- numerous nieces and nephews. Private services and private burial, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Mary-Corwin Centura Health in memory of Mrs. Hirbernik.

Hirschfeld, Thomas
Thomas "Matt" Hirschfeld - Huerfano World - June 23, 1994 - A 15 year-old Aurora youth, Thomas "Matt" Hirschfeld on the Ride The Rockies tour died Monday in St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs from internal injuries suffered after he veered into traffic and was struck by a dump truck west of Walsenburg. He would have celebrated his 16th birthday Wednesday, June 22, 1994. The high school junior was with a cousin and two friends on the tour which had spent the night in Walsenburg. The accident happened near the entrance to Huerfano Medical Center on Highway 160 around 6:45 a.m. Monday morning. An ambulance took the youth to the Center where he was airlifted by Flight For Life to Colorado Springs suffering from internal and head injuries. He was thrown 150 feet by the impact and never regained consciousness. There's no apparent reason it happened," said trooper-technician Al Trujillo of the Colorado State Patrol, who was controlling traffic near the site and reached the youth in less than a minute. "He may have lost his concentration and drifted. We just don't know," Trujillo told the Rocky Mountain News. The dump truck driver was identified as Rodney Smircich, 31, of Walsenburg who "was devastated' according to Trujillo.

Hirst, Edgar
Edgar Hirst - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 1986 - Edgar Hirst, of Thornton, died Oct. 31, 1986, at St. Anthony North Hospital, Denver. Born March 21, 1 915, in Grey Creek. Mr. Hirst worked as a machinist at Rocky Flats Machine Shop. He married Virginia M. on Sept. 7, 1 933, in Raton, N.M. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1 985. Survived by John Louis Hirst, John Ben Hirst, Alan Wayne Hirst, and Kent David Hirst; daughters, Gloria Jean Garnett and Cynthia Jo Hirst; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held Nov. 4 at Olinger Chapel, Denver, and interment was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Hisey, Harry F.
Harry F. Hisey – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 10, 1875 – Harry F. Hisey, who has for a few months past been learning the printing trade in the Chieftain office, died at the residence of his father in this city on Wednesday morning last, of diphtheria, and will be buried this morning. Harry was a youth of considerable talent, showed remarkable aptitude in learning everything connected with the trade which he had adopted, and but for his untimely death might have been a useful member of society and an honored member of the craft. His bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Colorado Daily Chieftain September 11, 1875 - The funeral of Harry Hisey took place Friday morning at ten o'clock, from the family residence on Tenth street. Six of his young friends acted as pall bearers. Rev. Mr. Hynes, of Illinois, performed the funeral service according to the rites of the Presbyterian religion, of which church he was a regular attendant. The deceased appeared to realize fully from the commencement of his sickness that he was not going to recover, and was perfectly resigned to die, placing his trust in the Savior with a strong faith rarely found developed in one so young. To his afflicted parents, young sisters and brother, Harry's death is a sad affliction, but it is borne by them with a Christian fortitude worthy of commendation. They have the sympathy of their many friends in their present affliction, likewise that of the Chieftain corps, who although Harry was the youngest member and his connection with it short – had learned to esteem him for his good qualities and manly conduct. Peace to his ashes and rest to his soul.

Hislin, George
George Hislin - Bayfield Blade - February 16, 1911 - The body of George Hislin, well known in Colorado City, was found near Lake George horribly mutilated by wild animals.

Hitchcock, Eva V.
Eva V. Hitchcock - Pueblo Chieftain- July 11, 1997 - McCarthy-Comer Funeral Homes Eva V. Hitchcock, passed away July 9, 1997, in Littleton, Colo. She was a resident of Pueblo and Fowler for many years. Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Minnie Albrecht- husband, Carl- infant daughters, Evelyn, Roberta- two brothers, Neal Albrecht, George Albrecht- sister, Grace Bennett. Survived by 11 children, Marie (Harley) Daniel, Huntsville, Ala.- Irene (Cliff) Petz, Colorado Springs- Jack (Bonnie) Hitchcock, Fowler- Jim (Billie) Hitchcock, Elizabeth- Delbert Duke (June) Hitchcock, Grand Junction- Mary Ann (Mike) Parr, Fairfield, Calif.- Ramona Jakshe, Littleton- Robert ``Bob" (Peggy) Hitchcock, Canon City- Bill (Carmen) Hitchcock, Elizabeth- Vivian (Robert) Monge, Pueblo- Leon (Vicki) Hitchcock, Aurora- 27 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Millie Wade, Plattsburg, Mo.- and brother, Floyd (Aalaine) Albrecht, Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 1997, McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 12 Chicory Court, (719) 545-0088. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Hitchcock, Margaret
Margaret "Peggy" Hitchcock - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Margaret "Peggy" Hitchcock, 54, passed away Jan. 25 at her home in Canon City. Mrs. Hitchcock was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Coupeville, Wash., to William and Margaret (Lundy) Lawson. Mrs. Hitchcock was raised in Pueblo, where she graduated from East High School and on Aug. 4, 1963, in Pueblo, she married her high school sweetheart, Bob Hitchcock. In 1967 they moved to Canon City, making it their home. Peggy stayed home with her children until they were in school. She then started her working career with Fremont National Bank and Empire Bank. After leaving the banking industry, she started a career in radio. She worked for KRLN/KSTY for 26 years, selling radio advertising and later becoming general manager. Peggy was a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, on the Christmas Parade Committee, Fiddlers on Main and many other community organizations and clubs. Survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Hitchcock; a daughter, Jami (Danial) Roy; son, Robert (Hayley) Hitchcock; three grandchildren; and sister, Jackie (Lou) Zobeck of Pueblo. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3180 E. Main St., Canon City, Colo., 81212 with Pastor Wayne Nazarenus officiating. Private family inurnment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association through the funeral home (806 Macon Ave., Canon City, Colo., 81212).

Hitchcock, Thomas Douglas
Thomas Douglas Hitchcock - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 27, 2007 - Thomas Douglas Hitchcock passed away quietly on February 1, 2007, at his home in Colorado Springs. Mr. Hitchcock had suffered continuing health problems since 2001. He was preceded in death by a brother Charles Hitchcock (Charlie) in 1979, his mother, Carolyn Hitchcock in 1968 and his step father Charles Hitchcock Sr. in 1987. Tom Hitchcock was born in Hattiesburg Mississippi on December 1, 1950. He attended grammar school on Guam Island Territory and in Seattle Washington. He was an avid swimmer and astronomy buff. Moving to Colorado Springs in 1967, Tom graduated from East Jr. High and Wasson High School in 1969. During this time, Tom loved playing guitar and would often jam with local rock and folk bands. In 1970, Tom joined the United States Navy and served as a medical corpsman at the San Diego Navy base. Following his enlistment and honorable discharge, Tom attended El Paso Community College in Colorado Springs and graduated from Southern Colorado State College. While a student, Tom was editor of the college newspaper and was honored with several journalism awards. After college, Tom was employed by the Colorado Springs Sun newspaper as a news writer. Tom also was employed as a Fort Carson Commissary stock clerk, a delivery route manager, retail store clerk and manager, free lance writer, steak chef, bartender and security officer. His close buddies knew him as an authority on politics, history, music, cooking, literature, astronomy, medicine, rock music and pro football. More importantly, Tom will be missed as their loyal and loved friend… and honored in their memories.

Hite, Nancy J.
Nancy J. Hite - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2001 - Nancy J. Hite, 68, was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Feb. 1, 1933, passed away June 15, 2001. She was preceded in death by husband, Dr. J. Harvill Hite Jr.; father and mother, J. Orville and Donna Jones; and sister, Joanne Muller. Survived by brother, Charles (Shari) Ready, Pueblo, Colo.; three sons, Jim (Deanie) Hite III, Lyford, Texas, Bob (Kathy) Hite, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ken (Susan) Hite, Apex, N.C.; daughter, Sue (Mike) Becker, Easton, Mo.; and daughter-in-law, Carole Hite, N.M. Also survived by 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; niece, Becky Cornett; nephew, Danny (Tammy) Muller; and four great-nieces and nephews. Nancy was a good, generous and loyal friend. She graduated from Centennial in 1951 and University of Colorado in 1955. She worked as a lab technician and assisted her husband in his medical practice for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo Junior League (Pueblo Service League), very active in the Santa Clause Shop sponsored by Junior League, active in the beginning years of the Channel 8 Auction, a member of Dow Janes Investment Club, the Medical Auxiliary and a member of the Pueblo Country Club. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice in her memory through the funeral home office.

Hitt, John
John Hitt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1997 - John Hitt, 83, of Fowler, died Sept. 19, 1997, at his home. Survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the family home- two nephews, Donald (Debbie) Hawkins, Pueblo, Wayne (Sherri) Hawkins, Aurora. He retired from the PAD in 1968 after 17 years of service. Services, 2 p.m. Monday, Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fowler. Burial in the Fowler Cemetery.

Hitzing, Charles F.
Charles F. Hitzing - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1998 - Charles F. Hitzing, 90, a prominent Pueblo County farmer and rancher, passed away July 25, 1998. Survived by his daughter, Lola Ann Todd of Littleton- granddaughter, Michelle (Dick) Pond of Denver- great-granddaughter, Lindsey Ann Pond- cousin, Robert Trisler of Pueblo- and several other relatives. Preceded in death by his wife, Mayme Hitzing on Dec. 29, 1987. Born Nov. 12, 1907, in Pueblo, Colo., and was a lifetime resident of Pueblo County. Member of Avondale United Methodist Church, Colorado Cattlemen Association, Pueblo County Stockman's Association, Avondale Vineland Lions Club, Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, and served on the District 70 school board for many years. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Roselawn Cemetery, followed by a at 11 a.m. at the Avondale United Methodist Church, 227 E. Hwy. 50, Avondale, with the Rev. Ray Hawkins officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the church memorial fund through the funeral home office. The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Gaide, Dr. Reyno, Dr. Danylchuk, Dr. Wilz and nurses and support staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, 6300 Ward.

Hitzing, Mayme M.
Mayme M. Hitzing - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1987 - Mrs. Mayme M. Hitzing passed away Dec. 29, 1987. Survived by her husband, Charles Hitzing, of the family home in Boone; daughter, Lola Ann Todd, Littleton; granddaughter, Michelle Todd, Denver; sister, Mabel Forrester, Woodland Park; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Dunbar, Lawrence, Kan.; brother-in-law, William Hitzing, Boone. Survived also by numerous nieces and one nephew. Born Oct. 10, 1 908, in Longton, Kan., and had been a longtime Pueblo area resident, having been active in Avondale community activities for many years. Member of the Avondale United Methodist Church; the China Painters Guild of Pueblo; and the Methodist Women's Club. Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 1987, at Roselawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 1 988, at the Avondale United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Janoski officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and those who desire may make memorials to the Avondale United Methodist Church or to the Villa Pueblo Med Center, direct or through the funeral home office.

Hitzing, Myrtle Mae
Myrtle Mae Hitzing - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 1987 - Myrtle Mae Hitzing passed away Aug. 30, 1987. Survived by her husband, William V. Hitzing of the family home; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Mamie Hitzing; nieces, Lola Ann Todd, Myrtle Louise Jones, Marcelia Holt and Mary Jane Luthi; nephews, George Frittz, Otto Frittz and Robert Frittz. Also survived by her great-niece, Michelle Todd. Born in Guymon, Okla., and had been a longtime Pueblo County resident, having taught at the Boone Elementary School in the early 1930s. Member of the Avondale United Methodist Church; Pueblo Chapter No. 7, O.E.S., Ruhamah Temple No. 71, Daughters of the Nile; Ladies Consistory; and also served as a Blue Lady Volunteer at Parkview Episcopal Hospital for many years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thomas J. Janoski officiating, followed by Eastern Star service, conducted by Pueblo Chapter No. 7, O.E.S. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Avondale United Methodist Church, direct or through our office.

Hively, Viola I.
Viola I. Pierce “Vi” Hively - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 17, 1995 – Viola I. Pierce “Vi” Hively, 73, a homemaker, died Nov. 15, 1995, in Westminster. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake. Mrs. Hively was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Pueblo to Jack and Ellen (Avery) Aldridge. She was married July 3, 1941, in Glenwood Springs to Charles "Chuck" Pierce, who is deceased. She later married Claud Hively, who lives in Thornton. She also is survived by two sons, John A. Pierce and C. Dan Pierce, both of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Vikki Gould of Elizabeth; a stepson, Pete of Washington D.C.; two sisters, Jackie Morris of Colorado Springs and Shirley Furphy of Mission, Texas; a stepbrother, Warren Ross of Cotopaxi; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her daughter Diane Richardson, brother John Aldridge and a grandson are deceased. Mrs. Hively had been a resident of Monument from 1957 to 1975 before moving to Arizona and later to Thornton. She enjoyed arts and crafts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Colorado Affiliate, 2450 S. Downing St., Denver 80210; or to CU Foundation Cancer Research, in care of University Hospital Science Center, 4200 E. Ninth Ave., Denver 80262.

Hixon, Calvin Loren
Calvin Loren Hixson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2006 - Calvin Loren Hixson, 79, of Fowler, passed away June 9, 2006. Survived by his wife, Betty Hixson, stepchildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brothers George (Evelyn) Hixson and Merle (Anita) Hixson. Preceded in death by first wife Ruby, daughter Barbara and son Rodney. Viewing today at Griffy Funeral Home, Fowler until service starts at 10 a.m. Final resting place, Fowler Cemetery.

Hixson, Larry E.
Larry E. Hixson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1998 - Larry E. Hixson, 64, passed away Jan. 11, 1998. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Peacock-Wood Chapel. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation, 1 until 8 p.m. today at Peacock-Wood Funeral Home.

Hiza, Frances B.
Frances B. Hiza - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2005 - Frances B. Hiza, 94, passed away Dec. 30, 2004. Survived by her son, Stephen K. (Jeanette) Hiza; daughter, Kathleen M. (John) Starcevich; and grandchildren, Frances (David) Gallaher, Mary Lee (David) Lobato, Jeanne (David) Feamster, Joan (Joe) Martinelli, Bernadette (Dan) Spinuzzi and Chrissy (Mike) Mascarenas. Also survived by her great-grandchildren, David Stephen, Michael and Katherine Gallaher, Grace and Mary Theresa Lobato, Samuel and Joseph Feamster, Daniel and Alyssa Spinuzzi and Courtney Mascarenas; sisters, Lisbeth Brady, Stephanie Barnett, and Clara Mae Tomicich; sister-in-law, Mary Hiza; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen M. Hiza; parents, Louis and Mary Anzick; sister, Mary Brunjak; and brothers, Louis, Joseph, Frank, Rudolph and Anthony Anzick. She was a devoted wife and mother and was very proud of her children, six granddaughters and their families. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held at her lifelong parish, St. Mary Church at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Hiza, John M.
John M. Hiza - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - John M. Hiza, 78, of Olney Springs. Funeral services, 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mary, Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Fowler with VFW Post No. 336 of Ordway giving military honors at the Fowler Cemetery. Memorials to either the Edison or Fowler Volunteer Fire Departments may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Hiza, Michael J. Sr.
Michael J. Hiza Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1997 - Michael J. Hiza Sr., Born April 2, 1903, passed away Aug. 11, 1997. Survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Hiza of the family home- daughter, Bernice (Rudy) Krasovec, Pueblo- and son, Michael (Beverly) Hiza Jr., Story, Wyo. Preceded in death by daughter, Mary Ann Hiza- parents- brothers, John and Steve Hiza- sisters, Helen Haputa, Christine Hahn and Ann Allesandro. Also survived by nine grandchildren, Kathy (Doug) Chrisman, Rudy Krasovec Jr., Michael David Hiza, Mary Jane (Ron) Davies, Margaret Hiza, Bernadette (David) Head, Karyl Krasovec, Eileen (Vince) Perez, Gina (Dan) Golob- 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Hiza was a lifelong Pueblo resident and was employed by School District 60 as a custodian for many years, working at Edison, Corwin and Central High School.

Hjelm, Gloria U.
Gloria U. (Gauna) Hjelm – Pueblo Chieftain – October 11, 2006 - Gloria U. (Gauna) Hjelm, 66, of Pueblo, was called away by the Lord on Oct. 7, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret (who passed away on the same day four years ago) Gauna; sister, Stella; and brother-in-law, Charlie Duran. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, George Hjelm; grandchildren, Jackie Villa, Tiffany Kowalcyk and Georgina Mares; great-grandson, Alejandro Villa; her son, George Mares; and her daughter, Sophia Geiszler. Also survived by stepchildren, Melvin Hjelm, Eric (Kitty), Laura Budsberg, Geo, Edward (Sharon), Lisa Hjelm and Kitty Slater; brothers, Robert F. Gauna and Paul (Charlene) Gauna, Pueblo; sisters, Alice (Paul) Tapia, Colorado Springs, Frances Duran, Patricia (Joe) Trujillo and Pauline Gauna; sister-in-law, Betty Gauna, all of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Gloria was the backbone of our family. She welcomed everyone around her table for coffee and conversation. Strong-willed, yet generous, she loved everyone around her unconditionally. She also was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed feeding her family. Gloria was a gifted musician and singer and was a member of the Mariachi De Pueblo. She was the queen of Scrabble and managed to beat everyone soundly if they dared to challenge her in the game. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Sherry, Lynn and Kim for their care of our loved one. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Thursday, Mount Carmel Church.

Hjelmstad, Jon M.
Jon M. Hjelmstad - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1999 - Jon M. Hjelmstad, 89, of Rocky Ford, passed away Sept. 8, 1999 at Arkansas-Valley Regional Medical Center. Born June 21, 1910, in Holms, N.D. Mr. Hjelmstad was a yardmaster for the Santa Fe Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Doris Hjelmstad, of the family home; daughters, Eleanor (Derald) Brenneman, of Rocky Ford and Dottie (Phil) Kinginger, of Colorado Springs; and son, Don (Barbara) Hjelmstad, of La Junta. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Rocky Ford Mennonite Church, Rev. John Zimmerman presiding. Interment, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta.

Hlavach, Frank G.
Frank G. Hlavach - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1986 - Frank G. Hlavach, 71, passed away July 19, 1986, after a lengthy illness. Husband of Irena Hlavach. Father of Joyce Sutton. Grandfather of Mike and Vicki Sutton, Graveside service at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Roselawn Cemetery.

Hlavach, Irena May
Irena May Hlavach - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 2004 - Irena May Hlavach, 85, passed away after a short illness on Dec. 28, 2004. Survived by her daughter, Joyce Sutton; granddaughter, Vicki (Don) Lyon; great-granddaughter, Sunny Irena Lyon; and niece, Jean (Bud) Crockwell. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Hlavach; sisters, Hazel Trevithick and Lenora Nigh; grandson, Mike Sutton; and parents, Luther and Bessie Doolin. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Special thanks to Dr. Laurence Jensen and his staff for their kindness and care of our Nanny over the years. Private service at a later date.



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