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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Holmberg, Steven R.
Steven R. Holmberg - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 2002 - Steven R. Holmberg, 47, of Westcliffe, passed away June 4, 2002, in Pueblo. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Holmes, Charles E.
Charles E. Holmes - World Independent - February 11, 1946 - Charles E. Holmes, 74, died at his home in La Veta Friday night. He was born October 21, 1871, in Illinois. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Miriam of La Veta; four brothers, Guy M. of Wichita, Kan., George E. of La Veta, J.D. of Walsh, Colo., and Floyd M. of Oshkosh, Wis. He was a member of the IOOF of La Veta, Walsenburg Encampment No. 5, Spanish Peaks Grange and the Blanca Rebecca Lodge. Funeral services were conducted in La Veta at 2 o'clock this afternoon by Rev. J.H. Gerault. The La Veta IOOF conducted graveside services. Interment was in the La Veta cemetery.

Holmes, Clara B.
Clara B. Chaney Holmes - Holyoke Enterprise - September 21, 1939 - Holmes Rites Held At Christian Church - Mrs. Oliver W. Holmes, Invalid Seven Years Dies In Pueblo Hospital - Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at the Church of Christ for Mrs. Oliver W. Holmes, who died at 11:20 o'clock Wednesday morning in a hospital in Pueblo. The service was held at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. J. G. Olmsted of Caney, Kansas, a former pastor of the local Church of Christ, officiating. Three songs, "The City Four Square," "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and "Looking This Way" were sung by a mixed quartet composed of Earl Bledsoe, Miss Vera Brethouwer and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heimer. Piano accompaniments were played by Miss Dorothy Powell. Interment was made in the Holyoke cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were W. E. Johnston, John Warren, John Hargreaves, R. L. Anderson, Carl Bradshaw and George Hargreaves. Among the out of town people attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Waterman and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Houschour, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chaney and children and Lloyd Chaney of Haxtun. Clara B. Chaney, daughter of Charles Chaney and Lavina J. West Chaney, was born November 26, 1879 at Washburn, Illinois. The Chaney family moved from Illinois to Table Rock, Nebraska in 1882, and in 1887 to Phillips County in Colorado, where they homesteaded in the early days. She was married to Oliver W. Holmes October 22, 1902, at the home of her parents at Paoli. Mrs. Holmes died at the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo, where she had been a patient the past 13 months. She was stricken with encephalitis seven years ago and had been an invalid since that time. She contracted bronchial pneumonia two days prior to her death. Surviving are her husband of Holyoke; two daughters, Mrs. Flossie Waterman of Haxtun and Mrs. Myrna Williams of Holyoke; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Claude Lay of Sagle, Idaho; and two brothers, Lloyd and Roy Chaney of Haxtun. Two sisters preceded her in death. Deceased was a member of the Church of Christ, the Columbine Camp No. 2496 Royal Neighbors of America, the Auxiliary to the Holyoke Post No. 90 American Legion, and the Prairie Gem club.

Holmes, George
George "Blossom" Holmes - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1986 - George "Blossom" Holmes, 232 Broadway, departed this life Nov. 27, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for the past 25 years. He was a retired custodian. Survived by one son, George (Murlee) Holmes Jr., Corsicana, Texas; two sisters. Velma (Lawrence) demons, Pueblo; Willie Pearl (Percy) Davis, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel, the Rev. O. T. Jackson officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Holmes, Germaine
Germaine "Gerry" Holmes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 2004 - Germaine "Gerry" Holmes, 88, passed away Aug. 10, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Bert, who passed away on Nov. 4, 2002. Survived by her son, Gary (Debby) Holmes; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Private services held at a later date.

Holmes, Gilbert G.
Gilbert G. Holmes - Huerfano World - August 23, 2001 - Gilbert G. Holmes, 57, longtime Walsenburg resident, passed away Aug. 16, 2001 in Pueblo. Survived by his daughter, Melissa (Scott) Stockton of Denver. Gilbert was born to Orville Gilbert and Margaret (maiden name: Crabb) Holmes on Jan. 2, 1944 in Pueblo. He was an independent contractor. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Holmes, John F.
John F. Holmes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2001 - Age 49, of Pueblo. Born on June 18, 1951, in Springfield, Mass., to John and Dorothy Stone Holmes, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Angie Holmes, Pueblo; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Lucero; sons, Joseph Holmes, Massachusetts, Francis Holmes, California, Juan Vigil, Pueblo, Lawrence Romero, Pueblo, and Ross Romero, Pueblo; daughters, Sharon Holmes, Massachusetts, Sherri Holmes, Massachusetts, and Bernadette (John) Dalton, Pueblo; brothers, Robert and Billy Holmes, both of Massachusetts; sisters, Darlene and Nadine Holmes, both of Massachusetts; brothers-in-law, Rupert Lucero, Ursulito (Sandra) Lucero and Eddie Lucero; sisters-in-law, Matilda (Mike) Montoya, Donna Lucero and Josie (Brian) Ballotti. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. John loved karaoke, being with and loving his family and always loved to fix things for friends and family. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, both at Romero Chapel, with Pastor Bobby Aragon to officiate. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's memory may be sent to Romero Family Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Holmes, Margaret
Margaret Holmes - La Veta Signature - January 29, 1987 - Margaret Holmes, 68, died on January 24, 1987 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Holmes was born in Garden City, KS on September 15, 1918. After her marriage to Orville Holmes on May 25, 1937, the couple moved to Pueblo, CO where they lived for 43 years. She was a registered nurse working for the Colorado State Hospital for 20 years. She retired in 1980. The couple then moved to Gardner in 1981. Mrs. Holmes was very active in the Nursing Association and Gardner Methodist Church. Mrs. Holmes is survived by her husband, Orville of Gardner; a son, Gilbert Holmes, Dallas, TX; a sister, Pat Lyle, Las Vegas, NV; brothers, Joe Wilson, also of Las Vegas; Dave Crabb, Garden City, KS; and Bill Crabb who lives in Thailand; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 27 at the Gardner Methodist Church. Interment at the Upper Huerfano/Gardner Cemetery.

Holmes, Mary Bernice
Mary Bernice Holmes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2002 - Mary Bernice Holmes, 73, departed from us to join the Lord on Aug. 11, 2002. Bernice was born and raised in Santa Monica, Calif., and attended college in Los Angeles and Mexico City, receiving degrees in theatre and Spanish. She married Richard M. Holmes and lived in San Marino and Capistrano Beach, Calif. Her husband, Richard, of Mount Vernon, Mo., preceded her in death before she moved to Pueblo, Colo. Her children, Carina Zyzniewski of Lafayette, Colo., and Richard M. Holmes Jr. of Pueblo, Colo., and four grandchildren survive her. A private memorial service will be held.

Holmes, Orville Gilbert
Orville Gilbert Holmes - Huerfano World - October 8, 1998 - Orville Gilbert Holmes, 86, of Walsenburg, formerly of Garden City, KS, Pueblo and Gardner, died Oct. 3, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center where he had been a patient for over a week. Born July 6, 1912 in Garden City, he moved to Pueblo in 1937. When he retired he moved to the Gardner and Walsenburg area. He is survived by a son, Gilbert, Walsenburg and one niece. His wife, Margaret died in 1987. Funeral service will be from the Gardner Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Thursday (today). Burial will be in the Upper Huerfano-Gardner Cemetery.

Holmes, Rose
Rose Holmes - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2006 - Rose Holmes, 89, passed away peacefully on March 9th, 2006 in Leeds, England. Born the 13th child on November 27th, 1916 in Flaxby, North Yorkshire, England. Treasured "Mum" of Katie Bonham (John) of Pueblo, Colo., Stephanie (Ray), Jeannette (Tony) and Stuart (Valerie) all of Leeds England. Much loved Grandma of Justin Bonham of Pueblo, Colo and Sharon, Steven, Richard, Christopher, Andrew, Scott and Brett all of Leeds, England. Loving Great-Grandmother of Jack, Emilia, Louise and Joe. Rose visited Pueblo many times and loved the big blue sky and sunshine. She would talk fondly about her time in Beulah with Shawn, Erin and all of the Bonham family and reminisce about her trips to the mountains, California, Texas, the State Fair and a Broncos game. She also enjoyed her invitations to join in with Katie's Book Club and Tea Cosy Club. Service and cremation will be held at Cottingley Hall, Beeston, Leeds on Thursday, March 16th at 3.00pm. Donations, if desired, to the Denver Ronald McDonald House,1300 East 21st Avenue, Denver, Colo 80205

Holmes, William
William Holmes - Huerfano World - November 26, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1882: The miners at the coal banks give a grand ball tomorrow night for the benefit of Mrs. William Holmes, whose husband was killed by cars at that place a few months ago. Tickets, including supper, per couple, are $1.50.

Holoway, U. B. (Mrs.)
Mrs. U. B. Holoway – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 11, 1873 – It was but a few months ago that we announced to the readers of the Chieftain, the death of Capt. U. B. Holoway, and also, of his son George S. Holoway, both formerly of Pueblo. Now comes to us the news of the death of the wife and mother, who followed them on the 25th of November. They all died in Marshal, Texas.

Holscher, John C.
John C. "Jack" Holscher - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1986 - John C. "Jack" Holscher, Pueblo resident for 13 years, late of 30427 County Farm Road, passed away April 21, 1986. Mr. Holscher was a member of the Front Range Antique Power Association. He served in both the Navy and the Air Force. Mr. Holscher was preceded in death by his daughter, Sidney Gilmore in 1974. Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Holscher of the family home; two sons, John M. (Lori) Holscher, San Diego, Calif.; and Craig D. Gilmore, Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter, Marsha (Karl) Von Koepping, Aurora; four grandchildren; his parents, Maurie and Irene Holscher, La Junta; two sisters, Maurene Miller, Charleston, W.V.; and Judy (Paul) Bacon, Pueblo. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Montgomery of the Broadway Christian Church officiating. The interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver. Those who wish may make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Mr. Holscher's name through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 30427 County Farm Road. At his request, the casket will not be opened.

Holst, John A.
John A. Holst - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1999 - John A. Holst, 48, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 27, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Cathie- mother and father, William P. and Norma Holst- brother, Bill (Barbara)- son, Shawn- granddaughter, Aspen- stepson, Jarrod Dalton-brother-in-law, Ron (Cathy) Lapp- mother-in-law, Helen Lapp- numerous loving extended family members and many dear friends. John was a Vietnam Veteran and employed by ABC Rail Corp. for the past 30 years. At John's request, cremation will occur with no formal services. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Holst, Norma L.
Norma L. Holst - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - Norma L. Holst, 72, native of Pueblo, passed away peacefully at her home on April 6, 2001. Preceded in death by husband, William P. Holst; son, John A. Holst; granddaughter, Roberta; and parents, John and Myrtle Hill. She is survived by her son, William R. (Barbara) Holst; daughter-in-law, Cathie; grandsons, Eric (Theresa), Paul (Kristine) and Shawn; great-grandson, Austin; great-granddaughters, Aspen and Olivia; and sisters, Virginia (Wayne) Carter, Lauretta (Jerry) Jones; and brother, John Hill. At her request, cremation will take place without services. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Holst, William P.
William P. Holst - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1999- William P. Holst, 74, native of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 18, 1999, at Parkview Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Norma; son, William R. and wife, Barbara; daughter-in-law, Cathie; grandsons, Eric, Paul and Shawn; step granddaughter, Christy; step grandson, Jarrod; and great-granddaughter, Aspen. Preceded in death by a son, John A., August, 27, 1999; granddaughter, Roberta; and parents, Pete and Mildred Holst. At his request, no services with cremation. In lieu of flowers, family respectfully requests contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Holt, Barbara
Barbara Holt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1997 - Barbara Holt passed away Sept. 11, 1997, in Wheat Ridge. Barbara was born on Nov. 5, 1946, in Pueblo and was a 1964 graduate of Centennial High School. She had lived in the Denver area since 1970. Mrs. Holt is survived by her children, Scott (Niki) Holt of Golden, Natalie (Mickey) Edwards, of Connecticut, Pam (Scott) Hunt of Pueblo, Elsa (Dale) Halbeisen of Wheat Ridge- her mother, Nadene Beeman- husband, Richard Holt- brother, Thomas (Rini) Beeman- sister, Gail (Robert) Sibert, all of Pueblo- sister-in-law, Joanne Beeman of New York- nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara will lie in state at the mortuary from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at 2 p.m. in the Roselawn Cemetery with pastor Walt Gragert of the New Heights Baptist Church officiating.

Holt, Donald L.
Donald L. Holt - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2001 Donald L. Holt. Don's spirit soared into the clear, blue sky on Dec. 5, 2001, to be with his brothers, Vincent and Jack Jr. He sadly waves goodbye to his wife, Debbie Sands-Holt, of 27 years; his daughters, Kim Holt, Jade (Rich) Pisciotta; and son, Chad Holt. He will miss the love of his devoted parents, Jack and Margaret "Mike" Holt. He enjoyed the caring of his nieces, Melissa (James) Patterson and Jennifer (Brandon) Andrew; great-nephew, Kyle; and great-niece, Makayla. Don earned the admiration of other family and many, many good friends. Don, or "Donny," as he was often called, moved onto the mountains and oceans of heaven where he will fish, hunt and ski. Here on earth he was a downhill ski racer, ski instructor, deep-sea fisherman, boater, bow hunter and rare car collector. He also enjoyed rebuilding cars, golfing, four-wheeling in Moab, Utah, and gun collecting. Don studied history at USC and remained a history buff. He began his professional life as a brakeman for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1972 and retired in 2000 as a conductor for Burlington Northern Railroad. He was well-liked by many of his co-workers. He was a member of United Transportation Union and Pueblo Elks. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at the First Baptist Church, located at 405 W. Ninth St. in Pueblo.

Holt, Elsie
Elsie Holt - Huerfano World - February 5, 1998 - Elsie Holt died Jan. 31, 1998 in Pueblo. Born Dec. 8, 1909 in Tollersburg to Joseph and Pauline Toller, she was a noted basketball, track and field athlete in her high school years and set many records, some of which still stand. Mrs. Holt and her late husband, Dick, owned and operated Holt's Drive In in Walsenburg. She later worked in the gift shop at the Rambler Motel. Survivors include one son, Richard, Pueblo; one brother, Charles Toller, Raton, NM; five grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nephews and a niece. Cremation at the Davis Crematory. Family service will be held at a later date. Huerfano World - December 16, 1999 - Memorial Service - There will be a memorial service for former Walsenburg resident, the late Elsie Holt on Dec. 28, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Colorado State Veterans' Nursing Home in Walsenburg. Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 1998 - Elsie Holt passed away Jan. 31, 1998, in Pueblo. Elsie was born on Dec. 8, 1909, in Tollerburg, Colo., to Joseph and Pauline Toller. She was a noted basketball, track and field athlete in her high school years and set many records, some of which still stand today. Mrs. Holt and her husband, Dick, owned and operated Holt's Drive-In in Walsenburg and Elsie later worked in the gift shop at the Rambler Motel in Walsenburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters, Betty Maio and Helen Paulino. Her survivors include her son, Richard Holt of Pueblo; grandchildren, Scott (Niki) Holt of Golden, Natile (Mickey) Edwards of Connecticut, Pam (Scott) Hunt of Pueblo, Elsa (Dale) Halbeisen of Arvada, Logan Erickson of Iowa; brother, Charles (Vesta) Toller of Raton, N.M.; brother-in-law, Silvio Maio of California; nephews, Ret Toller of New Mexico, Charles (Marlene) Paulino of Trinidad; niece, Nedra Maio of California; and numerous great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Family services will be held at a later date.

Holt, Grace Elizabeth
Grace Elizabeth Holt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2001 - Age 87, of Canon City, died Aug. 10, 2001. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at the Holt Family Chapel of the Garden. Visitation will also be held at the First Baptist Church prior to services from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the First Baptist Church, Seventh and Macon, Canon City; the Rev. Charles Kinyon and Pastor Jim Thulson will officiate. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence. Memorial donations may be made to Young Life through the Holt Family Funeral Home.

Holt, John
John Holt - Denver Times - January 1, 1895 - He Died Instantly. John Holt of Las Animas Accidentally Shoots Himself. Las Animas, Colo., Jan. 1., (Special)  John Holt, son of S. A. Holt of this place, shot himself accidentally this afternoon.  He was taking a loaded gun from his buggy when the lock struck against some part of the carriage and discharged the contents of the gun into his chest and passing through the heart killing him instantly.  He, with his father and family had been here about a year during which time he had made many friends who will deplore the sad accident.

Holt, S. (Fireman)
Fireman S. Holt - Akron Pioneer Press - July 16, 1920 - Fireman S. Holt and Extra Fireman Mike Beautinna, both of Trinidad, were instantly killed and Engineer Frank Street of Trinidad was critically injured when an extra freight train, with two dead engines was wrecked by a washout two miles south of Lynn, a station eighteen miles north of Trinidad.

Holt, William
William Holt - Huerfano World - November 7, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1892: The sad deaths of David Muir and William Holt a few weeks ago in the Walsen mine brought forth a great deal of commiseration for their families.

Holt, William
William Holt - Colorado Public Defender - June 26, 1896 – William Holt, Albert Noble, and Deonicio Romero, Trinidad (Las Animas County). WW. Hanging/Broken necks. These three codefendants were convicted of the felony murder of a Trinidad police officer, John Solomon. In July 1895, Romero, age twenty-one, and Noble, age thirty-four, became acquainted with Leonardo Martinez and Pedro Baca, who were being held in the Las Animas County Jail pending trial for murder. Romero was serving a jail sentence for assault, having served several previous sentences for petty offenses. Noble had been arrested for a robbery in New Mexico, having previously served a seven-year sentence for robbing a post office. Upon release from jail, Romero, Noble, and a third man, William Holt, age twenty-one, conspired to rob the Horse Shoe Gambling Club in Trinidad to secure funds for Martinez and Baca's defense. Several others, including Martinez's mother, also assisted with the scheme. Officer John Solomon discovered and foiled the robbery. Solomon first struggled with Holt before Noble shot him in the back. Holt was the first person arrested; a gun left at the scene, which he purchased from a local pawnbroker a few days previously, tied him to the crime. Upon interrogation by the authorities, Holt confessed, and Romero quickly confirmed his story. Noble was tried first, followed by a joint trial for Holt and Romero. The convictions were affirmed on appeal. The three were executed in the first triple execution in Colorado's history. The men were executed in alphabetical order, in private, with all details prior to the executions kept secret. Originally the men were supposed to be hanged in the order of their culpability—Noble, Romero, and then Holt—but Holt was distressed that he “was called first.” Notably, Holt had to be carried to the death chamber.

Holt, William Cecil Sr.
William 'Bill' Cecil Holt, Sr. – Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1990 – William 'Bill' Cecil Holt, Sr., 74, late of Canon City, born Nov. 29. 1915, Carmi, IL, died Jan. 10, 1990 in Canon City. His father was Cecil Calvin Holt, mother was Laura Evelyn Redman. He was a mortician and co-owner of the Holt Family Funeral Home. He moved to Colorado when he was three years old, with his parents. His father owned and operated the Holt Mortuary in Florence, which he started in the 1920s. Bill worked for his father and later went into partnership with him. It is now the Florence Mortuary. They started the Holt Mortuary in Canon City in 1939, in which Bill was active until his death. He was married Jun 20, 1937 in Florence to Grace Elizabeth Coughlin. Survived by children, William Cecil (Bonny) Holt II, Davis Dennis (Linda) Holt; grandchildren, Beth (Rod) Madone, Canon City; William Cecil 'Trey' (Tami) Holt III, Glenwood Springs; and David Paul Holt, Canon City; a foster sister, Barbara (Dr. Charles) Pauls, Wheat Ridge; uncle Joe (Martha) Redman, Canon City; cousins Dorothy Searcy, Patricia (C.A.) Grant, and William Redman all of Canon City; and numerous other cousins and many, many friends. Services Monday Jan 15 at the First Baptist Church, Canon City, the Rev. Charles Kinyon, officiating. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence.

Holter, George D.
George D. Holter - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1998 - George D. Holter of Pueblo, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998. Mr. Holter retired from Pueblo School District 60 Administration after 28 years of service. A member of Steel City Kiwanis, Elks Lodge 90 and Eagles Aerie 145. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Anita Holter- and sister, Dona Nelson. He is survived by Sandy, his wife of 33 years- daughters, Heidi Holter, Washington, D.C., Heather Holter, Newport Beach, Calif.- brother, Dwight (Sandi) Holter, Florida- and sister, Joyce (Bill) Musslewhite, Colorado- as well as numerous other relatives and friends. , 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests donations to Steel City Kiwanis Club, Pueblo Education Association Scholarship Fund, or the District 60 Education Foundation. Donations may be made through Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Holton, Harriet Lee
Harriet Lee Holton - Pueblo Chieftain - June 3, 1987 - Harriet Lee Holton, late of Pueblo, died June 2, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her husband, V. H. Holton, of the family home; son, Harry Lee (June Marie) Holton, Colorado Springs; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marcella (Tony) Bylsma, Denver. Born Sept. 15, 1915, in Hoisington, Kan. Pueblo resident for 51 years. Service, 3 p.m. Friday, June 5, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel. Visitation until time of service Friday. The family requests no food or flowers at their home. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Holton, Mabel
Mabel Holton - Brandon Bell - June 11, 1915 - Two Killed When Auto Turns Over - Pueblo - Miss Mabel Holton, twenty-one years old, and R. G. Glest of Birmingham, Ala., were killed, and three other persons were injured, when an automobile in which they were riding turned turtle one and a half miles north of Pueblo on the Colorado Springs road. The injured persons are Mrs. Eva Tatum, sister of Miss Holton; her daughter, Eva Tatum, seven years old; and John M. Wyant, 55 years old, a wealthy farmer of Pinon, Colo. All were severely bruised.

Holz, John J.
John J. "Jack" Holz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1997 - John J."Jack" Holz, 80, passed away Dec. 8, 1997. Survived by his wife, Lila Lee" Holz of the family home in Pueblo West- children, Bill (Judy) Holz, Pennsylvania, Bobby (Vivian) Holz, Houston, Texas, Danny (Carmen) Holz, Houston, Texas- stepchildren, Patty Andrews of Austin, Texas, and Bret Rehm of Islamorada, Fla.- and 11 grandchildren. Born on April 28, 1917, in Long Island City, New York. He retired as a system analyst for Prudential after many years of service. Jack was also an avid golfer. At his request, there will be no viewing nor services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo West Fire Department through the funeral home office.

Holzhauer, Carl E.
Carl E. Holzhauer - Huerfano World - September 26, 2008 - Huerfano World - October 3, 2008 - Carl E. Holzhauer, 77 - Carl Holzhauer of Aguilar passed away in Pueblo on Sept. 14, 2008. He was born on Aug. 15, 1931. Carl was born in Providence, R.I., to parents Friederich W. Holzhauer, Sr. and Rose Holzhauer. As a teenager, he attended Valley Forge Military Academy and subsequently served in the Army. He was wounded during the Korean War. Carl lived in Bridgewater, Mass., from 1963 to 1977, during which time he operated H&W Mold Company with his brother, the late Frederick W Holzhauer, Jr. Carl lived in Nederland from 1977 to 1998 and operated a Subaru repair shop with his son, Paul, from his home on Magnolia Drive. In 1998 he retired to Aguilar. An automotive engineer and avid enthusiast, Carl raced cars and motorcycles, designed and built groundbreaking engines and had restored and owned many classic cars. In his spare time he enjoyed touring the country and visiting family with his wife, Mary Jane, on their motorcycle. Carl is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Mary Jane, and his four sons: Frederick and wife, Jackie, of Novato, Calif.; Lt. Col. Robert Holzhauer and wife, Kathlene, of Fairfax, Va.; Paul and wife, Susie, of Blackhawk; and Richard and wife, Alaine, of La Veta. He is also survived by his niece, Victoria Holzhauer, of Boulder, and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at First Baptist Church, located at 220 W 6th St. in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Walsenburg or to the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Holzhauer, Ray G.
Ray G. Holzhauer - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1999 - Ray G. Holzhauer, 80, of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 1, 1999, in Denver. Survived by his wife, Kathy Holzhauer, of the family home; children, Judith Bernthal, Washington, Jan Stafford, California, Mary (Larry) Bohlender, Colorado Springs, Cheryl (Rick) Arredondo, Texas, and Lori (Joe) Kennedy, Aurora; brother, Howard Holzhauer, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and grandchildren, Justin Bernthal, Jennifer Blair, Tracey Arredondo and Phillip Staab. Born April 29, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois. Ray was a retired Missouri Synod Pastor. He was very involved in the church and loved mission work. He also enjoyed gardening. Member of Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, with Reverend Chris Kellogg and Reverend Wayne Riddering officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or Bethany Lutheran Church through the funeral home.

Homan, Cecilia M.
Cecilia “Mercy” Homan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2002 - Age 53, of Pueblo, was called home to be with the Lord on Jan. 16, 2002. Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, sadly missed by her loving husband of 30 years, James; daughter, Rosemarie (Dave) Siggins; son, Jim; one grandson, Luke. Born Sept., 8, 1948, in Las Vegas, N.M. She was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1967. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother to her 3-year-old grandson. Preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and Manual Salas; brother, Sam (Betty) Salas. She leaves behind brothers, Egnasio Lupe (May) Salas, Joe “L.B.” Salas of California, Erminio Salas; sisters, Teresa Salazar, Carol Morton and Sally Fernandez; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass 1:30 p.m. Monday, both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Homan, Marie
Marie Homan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1998 - Marie Homan, 90, of Salida, formerly of Pueblo, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at her daughter's residence in Salida. She is survived by her daughter, Mickey (Aubrey) Holderness of Salida- nine grandchildren- and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim P. Homan- daughters, LaRae Turano and Jimmie Lee Blandin and a very special friend Del Yarberry. A will be held at noon Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, 203 E. Sackett, Salida, Colo. 81201.

Homer, Ceona M.
Ceona M. Homer - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1997 - Ceona M. Homer, 72, longtime Cheyenne Wells resident, passed away Sept. 24, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Monday, Cheyenne Wells Grace Lutheran Church. Interment, Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells.

Homer, Jeanne Lee
Jeanne Lee McKim Williams Horner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2001 - Jeanne Lee McKim Williams Horner. Jeanne was born August 31, 1947, in Pueblo, Colorado, passed away June 3, 2001, at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Jeanne graduated from South High School in the Class of 1965. Survived by her husband Daniel E. Horner and son Michael Lee Williams, both of Bristow, Oklahoma. Also survived by father Robert McKim Sr., mother Mary McKim, Pueblo, brothers Robert (Jeane) McKim, Richard McKim, Ronald (Tara) McKim, all of Pueblo. Sisters-in-law Cheryl Horner, Joanne (Charles) Martin both of Pueblo. Nephews Brian and Mike McKim, and David DiSalvo of Pueblo. Nieces Christy and Jeannette McKim and Heikei (Chad) Campbell of Pueblo. Aunts Dorothy Taylor and Ella Ruth Pilcher, Pueblo, and Uncle Matthew Gabris of Pueblo. Memorial service was held in Bristrow.

Honing, Sam (Daughter of)
Daughter of Sam Honing – Durango Democrat – May 28, 1904 – Little Girl Drowned at Bessemer – Pueblo, May 27 – While playing on the Lake avenue crossing of Bessemer, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Honing fell into the water late this afternoon and up to a late hour tonight the body had not been recovered.

Honsbehn, Geneva
Geneva "Janae" Honsbehn - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1997 - Geneva "Janae" Honsbehn passed away June 27, 1997, in Pueblo. Survived by her husband, Harold Honsbehn- daughters, Debra (Jim) Greier of Colorado Springs, Lucinda (Dennis) Schwartz of Greenbrier, Tenn., Lorinda Honsbehn of Colorado Springs- sons, Lary Honsbehn of Jacksonville, Fla., Keith Honsbehn of Pueblo and Gary (Helen) Honsbehn of Pueblo, including Amanda and Sonny Arrieta. Also survived by her sister, Florence Gallagher of Pueblo and grandchildren, Jennifer Greier, Kevin Greier, Cody Lee Honsbehn and Jesse Bridgette Schwartz. A private funeral Mass was held Monday at Christ the King Church with the Rev. Tom Adrians as celebrant. Military rites were conducted by Fort Carson Honor Guard. A memorial reception for Janae Honsbehn to celebrate her life will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parish hall at Christ the King Church.

Honsbehn, Harold E.
Harold E. Honsbehn - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1999 - Harold E. Honsbehn passed away Dec. 27, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Janae Honsbehn, in 1997. Survived by his daughters, Debra (Jim) Greier of Colorado Springs, Lucinda (Dennis) Schwartz of Greenbrier, Tenn., and Lorinda Honsbehn of Colorado Springs- three sons- and grandchildren, Jennifer Greier, Kevin Greier, Cody Lee Honsbehn, Jesse Bridgette Schwartz and Hanna Claire Ortiz. A celebration of Harold's life will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at the Rendezvous Restaurant, 218 W. Second. Family may be contacted at Debra Greier's, 1334 N. Prospect, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903. Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1999 - Harold E. Honsbehn. Harold's last wishes were there be no services. Due to a lack of communication on the part of the family, there will be no celebration of life as earlier mentioned. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Hontz, Barbara Joyce
Barbara Joyce Hontz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1998 - Barbara Joyce Hontz, 57, passed away July 29, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Gene Hontz, in 1988. Survived by her daughters, Deanna (Mike) Marcen, Connie Shenefelt- grandchildren, Mikey and Matt Marcen, Justin VanMeter, Jeffrey and Brandon Shenefelt- brother, Ronald (Ruth) Denning. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following the interment. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Hood, Charles E. Jr.
Charles E. Hood Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Charles E. Hood Jr., 72, of Pueblo, went to rest on Friday, May 19, 2000. Charles was retired after 41 y ears of service with the Pueblo Depot Activity and was also honorably discharged from the Navy after serving in the Korean War. He was a member of Pueblo Search and Rescue. He enjoyed coaching the PCI Church League softball team and playing the organ, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his family, whom he loved dearly. His parents and seven siblings predecease him. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Freda E. Hood; son, Charles F. (Denise) Hood of Pueblo; daughter, Billie Jean (David) Cortese of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Jason (fiancee, Heidi) Hood, Jeffrey Hood and Jennifer Hood, all of Pueblo, Cassie Cortese and Aaron Cortese, both of Pueblo West; sisters, Grace Harrison of Pueblo, Eula Wesley of Georgia; brother, Cecil (Lois) Hood of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Helen Porter and Eloise (Jim) Evans, all of Pueblo; helper, Chong; numerous nieces and nephews; many other friends and relatives. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens with special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family suggests donations be made to Denver Children's Hospital or the Barbara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes in his name, care of the funeral home.

Hood, Earl K.
Earl K. Hood - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1986 - Earl K. Hood, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away April 28, 1986. Mr. Hood had retired from CF&I Steel and at the time of his death was a bus driver for School District 70. He was a member of the St. Joseph Church and BPOE 90. Mr. Hood is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Hood, of the family home; one daughter, Toni Pritekel of Pueblo; two sons, Craig (Nanette) Hood of Littleton and E. Lynn (Cindy) Hood of Grand Junction; two grandchildren, Bradley and Jennifer Pritekel; his mother, Vera L. Hood of Pueblo; two brothers, Merle (Roberta) Hood of Pueblo, and Merwyn (Leona) Hood of Westcliffe; his mother-in-law, Emma Fillman; six beloved sisters-in-law, Barbara Smith, Alice Glover, Jane Steinmetz, Beryl Daniels, Margaret Holmes and Beatrice Puterbaugh; numerous nieces and nephews; and many cherished friends. Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Church, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the rosary recitation at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Father Glenn Mueller officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the family home following the services. Those who wish may make donations to School District 70 Special Education or Special Olympics through the funeral home office or the Centennial Bank of Blende.

Hood, Freda E.
Freda E. Hood - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2003 - Freda E. Hood, 80, of Pueblo, went to her rest on Dec. 29, 2002. Freda worked at Pueblo Ordinance Depot, where she met her husband, Charles. She served as president of the PTA at Risley and Parkview Elementary schools and president of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Pueblo Search and Rescue. She was also a member of the Florence Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Freda's love was for her family, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She loved fishing and camping at Blue Mesa, and going on trips to Las Vegas with her husband. She is preceded in death by her parents, Eleanor F. and Frederick Huppert; and her husband of 54 years, Charles E. Hood Jr., who went home on May 19, 2000. She is survived by her son, Charles F. (Denise) Hood; and daughter, Billie Jean (David) Cortese; grandchildren, Jason (Heidi) Hood, Jeffrey Hood, Jennifer Hood, Cassie Cortese and Aaron Cortese. She is also survived by her sisters, Helen A. Porter and Eloise (Jim) Evans; sisters-in-law, Grace Harrison, Eula (Alvia) Wesley and Margery Hood; and brother-in-law, Cecil (Lois) Hood; numerous nieces, nephews; and many other friends and relatives. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2002. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Freda's name to the Denver Children's Hospital or the Barbara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes in care of the funeral home. Also visit her memorial at

Hood, Ira P.
Ira P. Hood - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1950 - Ira P. Hood, Sunday Oct. 22, at the hospital; late of St. Charles Mesa. Father of William F. and Walter P. Hood. Mrs. I. Youngberg, Mrs. Homer VanDiver, Mrs. Rodney William and Mrs. Evelyn Head, all of Pueblo; Ira Lee Hood, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Edwin C. Hood, Portland, Ore. Grandfather of eleven. Brother of Mrs. Roy Garrett and Frank Hood, California and Earl Hood, Florida. Member of the United Brethren Church and a resident of Pueblo since 1902. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Rosa E. Hood, died July 12, 1949. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1950 - Ira P. Hood, services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Claron Edwards officiating. To Valhalla.

Hood, James
James Hood - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - December 5, 1979 - Fugitive Killed in Police Scuffle - James Hood, the escaped inmate who swore he would never be taken alive, was shot to death by police Tuesday after he attempted to flee a roadblock five miles north of Pueblo on Interstate 25. Hood, 39, wanted on federal warrants for interstate transportation of stolen goods, armed robbery and escape, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 3 p.m. Tuesday. A spokesman for the FBI said his agency received word at 2:30 p.m. that a man believed to be Hood was southbound on Interstate 25 between Colorado Springs and Pueblo. The FBI received assistance from the Pueblo Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol in setting up a roadblock about five miles north of Pueblo. Hood's wife, Margaret Krystina Haas, who was driving the vehicle, ran the car off the roadway and into a field to avoid the roadblock, said Pueblo police Sgt. Ed Arriaga. Police surrounded Hood's car and, in the ensuing scuffle, Hood was shot, said Larry Miller, an FBI spokesman. Arriaga said the fatal shot was fired by a Pueblo police officer. Details of the killing are being withheld pending an investigation by the El Paso District Attorney's Office. A Pueblo County sheriff's spokesman said Hood had a .38-caliber handgun in a shoulder holster under his arm and a .45-caliber automatic handgun in the vehicle. Hood's wife was charged as an accessory to crime and is being held at Pueblo County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Hood was convicted of interstate transportation of stolen goods in North Dakota about eight years ago and moved to the Colorado Springs area while out on bond and awaiting the results of an appeal, Miller said. When the appeal failed, authorities told Hood to turn himself in, he said. Hood refused to surrender and subsequently was convicted for escape, Miller said. Pueblo police wanted Hood in the investigation of an armed robbery in June of this year. Arriaga said 96 guns allegedly taken in that robbery were found in a cabin near Colorado Springs where Hood was known to have stayed. FBI agents almost nabbed Hood at the cabin, about 15 miles south of Colorado Springs off Highway 115, on July 26, but Hood fled into the hills after a brief exchange of gunfire. Hood escaped on foot again on Oct. 19 after FBI agents, Colorado Springs police and El Paso County sheriff's deputies chased him from a house on Hiawatha Street.

Hood, Margery
Margery Hood - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2005 - Margery Hood, 79, of Rocky Ford, died Feb. 21, 2005. Mrs. Hood had been a bookkeeper for the First National Bank in Pueblo for many years. Survived by her sister, Edith Baker of Rocky Ford; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, at the First Baptist Church in Rocky Ford.

Hoody, Albert R.
Albert R. Hoody – Pueblo Chieftain – September 09, 2006 - Viewing, 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at the funeral home, followed by graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday, Roselawn Cemetery.

Hooks, Marce R.
Marce R. "Beaver" Hooks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1998 - Marce R. "Beaver" Hooks of Pueblo, passed away July 21, 1998, following a lengthy illness. Marce was a salesman for manufactured housing for more than 35 years. A man who enjoyed the out-of-doors, loved to hunt, fish and go camping in the mountains, but his greatest love was for his family who survive him- his wife of 36 years, Pat- his children, Susan (Darryl) Schultz, Barbara (Bruce) Shue and Donna (Rick Zinanti) Hooks- and seven grandchildren. Visitation at the funeral home, noon until 7 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday. A graveside service will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 1998, with Father Alex Howard officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Services will conclude at graveside.

Hooley, Max E.
Max E. Hooley - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 17, 2008 - June 1,1927-January 12,2008. Max E. Hooley, 80, passed on Jan. 12, 2008 at home in Pueblo West, CO. after a courageous seven month long battle with lung cancer. He was born on June 1, 1927 in Richards, IA to V. J. and V. M. Hooley. Max married Carol Fargo in Fort Dodge, IA on February 6, 1955. In 1956, Max & Carol settled in the Manitou Springs and Ute Pass area where he was a letter carrier for 27 years. In 1999, they moved to Pueblo West, CO. for retirement. Max is survived by his wife Carol; three sons: Rob and his wife Dena and their daughter, Isabel Grace; Jeff of San Francisco and Tye of Englewood, CO. He is also survived by his sister, Charity Yordy, and brothers Lee and John Hooley. There is no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19th, 2008 at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave, Pueblo West, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 Funeral & Cremation Care Of Colorado 44 Spaulding Ave Pueblo West, CO 81007 Phone 719-547-3069

Hoon, Charles
Charles Hoon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 1957 - Charles Hoon, husband of Lucy A. Hoon of the family home, 1218 E. Eight. Father of Ivy Lee Melton, Pueblo and Mrs. Bertha Hayworth, Albany, Ore. Grandfather of five, great-grandfather of ten. Brother of Mrs. Ruth Myers, Inglewood, Calif. and Mrs. Marjorie Ocheltree, Everett, Harry and Benjamin Hoon, all of Tipton, IA. Member of Pueblo Post 61, VFW, having served with the Army's 89th Division in France during World War I. A resident of Pueblo since 1909, employed in the bridge and building division of the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years until retiring in 1949. Services 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, pastor of Central Christian Church officiating. Military rites at Valhalla. The body will lie in state Sunday afternoon and evening.

Hoon, Lucy A.
Lucy A. Hoon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1964 - Lucy A. Hoon late of 1218 East 8th Street, October 9, 1964. Mother of Ivy L. Melton, 1941 East 13th, where the family may be contacted and Mrs. Bertha Hayworth, Albany, Ore. Grandmother of Mrs. Rose Mary Billings and Mrs. Dorothy Dean Reed, both of Pueblo; Mrs. Betty J. Criteser, Garibaldi, Ore.; Mrs. Phyllis Hazeltine, Arvada, Colo. And Mrs. Norma Lee Billings, Garfield, Ark. Great-grandmother of 14. Member of Central Christian Church and Santa Fe Old Timers Retired Club. Pueblo resident since 1914. Her husband Charles Hoon, died August 2, 1957. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Whitmer, officiating. To Valhalla.

Hoonberger, W. A.
W. A. Hoonberger – Eagle County Blade – April 28, 1910 – W. A. Hoonberger, a Victor barber, committed suicide in Pueblo Wednesday.

Hooper, Beulah
Beulah Hooper - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1961 - Beulah Hooper, wife of Ralph Hooper and mother of C. M. Hooper and Mrs. Paul Seger, local hospital Saturday. To Durango, Colo.

Hooper, James Anderson
James Anderson Hooper - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2004 - James Anderson Hooper passed from this earth into the Kingdom of God on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004. Born Aug. 1, 1918, in Dallas, Texas. Jimmie was raised in Tennessee and later moved back to Texas to raise his family. Preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Thompson Hooper; two sisters and one brother. Jimmie is survived by his wife, Betty Wheeler Hooper; daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Bill Crane of Beulah; daughter and son-in-law, Nanci and Jack Tyler of Arlington, Texas; stepchildren, Bill and Ruth Ann Wheeler of Alaska, Martha and Gene Rahl of Rye; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a wealth of loving extended family. Jimmie was an active member of his Texas community where he was instrumental in the development of numerous programs benefiting youth, including Girl Scouts, Little League and church work. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at the Beulah Methodist Church in Beulah, Colo., with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Please direct remembrances, in lieu of food or flowers, to the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 826, Beulah, CO 81023, and the Beulah EMS Service, P.O. Box 123, Beulah, CO 81023.

Hoots, Helen
Helen Hardin Hoots - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2001 - Helen Hardin Hoots passed away July 12, 2001. Arrangements pending. Pueblo Chieftain July 18, 2001 Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or to the First United Methodist Church of Pueblo.

Hoover, Clarice Austin
Clarice Austin Hoover – Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1997 - Clarice Austin Hoover, 78, passed away Oct. 8, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, in Sedalia, Colo. Predeceased by her parents, C.O. and Elizabeth Austin- and sister, Ruby Woodhouse Brooks, all formerly of Pueblo. Survived by her husband of 52 years, Galen Hoover- brother, Bernard Austin, Pueblo- son, Gregg of Pueblo- daughter, Gale (Ralph) Hammond, Morgan Hill, Calif.- granddaughter, Ashley Hammond, Tempe, Ariz., Alyssa Hammond of Morgan Hill- as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hoover graduated from Central High School in Pueblo, where she was a winner of the annual Junior Essay Contest, served as Junior Escort, played cornet in the Central High School Band, and was a member of the Stillman Lassies. She attended and graduated with honors from Pueblo Junior College. Mrs. Hoover worked for Transamerica Title Insurance Co. in the late 60s and early 70s, then worked as the secretary to the senior vice president of Great Western Bank of Arizona until her retirement in 1985. She loved to read and travel. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory.

Hoover, Eula Isabel
Eula Isabel Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2002 - Of Pueblo, a retired homemaker, died of natural causes on Feb. 14, 2002, at the age of 95. Born on Oct. 21, 1906, in Marquette, Kan., to Jacob McMickell and Minnie Roberts McMickell. She attended Sunnyside Grade School in Saline County, Kan., and Marquette High School in Marquette, Kan., and Westland Business College in Salina, Kan. She married Ross Hoover on June 16, 1956, in Burlington, Colo. Eula was a member of the Eastern Star in Eureka, Kan., and Liberty Baptist Church in Pueblo. She, along with her husband, enjoyed traveling, fishing and camping, coin and rock collecting. She also enjoyed craft work and knitting. Preceded in death by her husband, Ross Hoover; brothers, Omby, Ira and Jess McMickell; and two sisters, Eleanor Odell, formerly of Canon City, and Ruth Middleton of Pueblo. She is survived by six nephews and three nieces. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at Liberty Baptist Church.

Hoover, Evelyn
Evelyn Kindt McMichael Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1994 - Evelyn Kindt McMichael Hoover, 79, Pueblo resident for over 60 years joined the Lord Jan 26, 1994. Evelyn was a member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener and baker, always making a home for her family and friends. She is preceded in death by husbands, Alvin E. McMichael, Sr. on Feb 24, 1966 and Pleasant F. Hoover on July 30, 1992. She will be greatly missed by her children, step-children, grandchildren and numerous relatives. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Adrian-Comer Chapel with Rev. Daniel H. Searcy officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.

Hoover, Evelyn Kindt
Evelyn Kindt McMichael Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1994 - Evelyn Kindt McMichael Hoover, 79, Pueblo resident for over 60 years joined the Lord Jan 26, 1994. Evelyn was a member of Prairie Avenue Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener and baker, always making a home for her family and friends. She is preceded in death by husbands, Alvin E McMichael Sr. on Feb 24, 1966 and Pleasant F Hoover on July 30, 1992. She will be greatly missed by her children, Cleone (William) Hower, Beulah, CO, Shirley (Albert) Mayernick, Boulder, CO, Beverly (Bobby) Muse, Franklin, Tenn., and Alvin (Teri) McMichael Jr. also of Boulder. Sisters, Leota Throckmorton of Wheatland, Wyo, Idell Chaparro, Grand Junction, CO., Zelma (Gus) Verplancke also of Wheatland, Wyo.; brothers, Eldon (Dorothy) Kindt, Bremerton, Wash, George (Joan) Kindt, Glenrock, Wyo and John (Kim) Kindt, Honolulu, Hawaii. Also step-children, grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous relatives. Funeral service will be held at 10 am Saturday at Adrian Comer Chapel with Rev. Daniel H Searcy officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.

Hoover, Herbert
Herbert Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2006 - Herbert Hoover, age 77, went to be with the Lord Feb. 7, 2006. He left a loving wife of 57 years, Alberta Hoover; and children, Karen (Bob) Fish, Deborah (Mike) Evans, Shawnna (Dave) Mickel; and numerous grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Viewing, at the Imperial Funeral Home, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 9, 2006. Services will be held at the Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 Pueblo Blvd., Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. Family and friends are being received at the Hoover home.

Hoover, Ione Gladys
Ione Gladys Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1991 - Ione Gladys Hoover, 90, passed away in Pueblo on Jan. 6, 1991. Preceded in death by her husband, Percy, who passed away in 1979. Mother of Kenneth Lee (Mary Anne), Pueblo; Gary Alan (Helga), Henderson, Nev.; grandmother of Steve S. (Danille) Hoover, Betty (Dave) Easton, Pueblo; Tamara J. and Gary Alan Jr. Henderson, Nev.; great-grandmother of Ryan and Adam Easton, and Dustin Hoover, Pueblo; also survived by three brothers, Floyd, Francis and Harris Sibley, Sycamore, Ill. Visitation hours, noon to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday. Scripture Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Chapel with Rev. Richard Becker officiating. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Pueblo.

Hoover, Maggie
Maggie Hoover - Wray Gazette - September 17, 1909 - Disappointed in love, Miss Maggie Hoover, the 19-year-old daughter of Mrs. Clara Hoover, former matron at the city jail, in Pueblo, took strychnine and died as she was being rushed to St. Mary's hospital. She was found on the floor in convulsions by her brother Frank, and Dr. Pearrs, city physician, was called.

Hoover, Marguarette Eldora
Marguarette Eldora Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2003 - Marguarette Eldora Hoover, 82, passed away July 17, 2003, at Extended Care of Pueblo. Burial, 11 a.m. today, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Hoover, Percy A
Percy A. Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 1979 - Percy A. Hoover, Pueblo resident past 27 years, late of 2110 Oakwood, passed away unexpectedly at his residence April 26, 1979. Mr. Hoover was a retired Morgan rod mill employee of CF&I Steel Corp. Survived by widow, Mrs. Ione Gladys Hoover of the family home; two sons, Kenneth L. Hoover and Gary Alan Hoover, both of Pueblo and one brother, Stewart Hoover, and step-brother, Harold Johnson, both of Sycamore, Ill. Three grandchildren also survive. Service 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Chapel, with the Rev. Benny Heeren officiating. Private interment, Mountain View.

Hoover, Ralph B.
Ralph B. Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2002 - Ralph B. Hoover, born Aug. 30, 1911, passed away Nov. 24, 2002. Preceded in death by his wife, Viola, in 1998 to whom he was married for 62 years; brother, Neal Hoover; and a granddaughter. Survivors include, Jim (Gloria) Hoover, of Mendocino, Calif., Shirley (Don) Witlin, of Camarillo, Calif., Tom (Donnelle) Hoover, of Newton, Iowa; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Ralph worked as a sales executive for Wilson & Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 40 years. He retired and moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1974. He worked as a part-time real estate agent in the Pueblo area for approximately 10 years. Ralph was active in his church as a lector, Eucharistic Minister and greeter. He was a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus and was a past Grand Knight. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Hoover, Richard R.
Richard R. Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 1998 - Richard R. Hoover passed away Jan. 15, 1998, in Kingsland, Texas. He graduated from Central High School in 1939 and served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946, and was in the active reserve from 1946 to 1957. Richard retired from CF&I Steel after 42 years of service. He was an active member of the Shriners. Survived by wife, Anna Hoover- daughter, Bonnie (Dwain) Ellis- stepdaughter, Alta (Marvin) Killgore- and stepsons, Allen (Lorna) Kincaid and Dennis Kincaid. Also survived by numerous grand- and great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1997, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens with graveside honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Hoover, Teresa
Teresa Hoover - The Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1991 - Teresa Hoover, December 9, 1991.  Wife of Cecil F. Hoover, who passed away July 28, 1982.  Mother of Jim (Jenny) Hoover, Pueblo, Daniel (Ann) Hoover, Longmont, Colo., Susan (Tom) Sanchez, Pueblo, and Patricia (Carl) Hogue, Colorado City.   Survived also by six grandchildren.  Mrs. Hoover had been a lifetime resident of Pueblo.  Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historical Chapel.  Interment, Roselawn. Friends who wish are asked to make donations to the American Cancer Society, through the funeral home office in her memory.

Hoover, Viola C.
Viola C. Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1998 - Viola C. Hoover, 86, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 6, 1998. Survived by her husband of 62 years, Ralph B. Hoover- children, James (Gloria) Hoover of Mendocino, Calif., Shirley (Donald) Witlin of Camarillo, Calif., Thomas (Donnelle) Hoover of Newton, Iowa- sister, Norma Kemp of California- eight grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hoover was a registered nurse for 30 years in several hospitals and nursing homes. She was a member of Ladies of Mary, Oblate of St. Benedict, the Nocturnal Adoration Society and Holy Family Parish. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Holy Family Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or the charity of choice in her memory.

Hoover, William A.
William A. "Bill" Hoover - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2002 - William A. "Bill" Hoover, age 52, born Jan. 7, 1950, passed away Oct. 20, 2002, in Golden, Colo. He is preceded in death by his father, E.M. Hoover; and grandparents, E.W. and Dorothy Hoover and Antonio Alessandro. Survived by his mother, Anna Jo McAvoy; loving friend, John M. Sitton; uncles, Martin Alessandro and Leonard (Mary) Alessandro; cousins, Diana (Robert) Ferrell and Tony (Donna) Alessandro and several other cousins. Bill graduated from Roncalli High School and Southern Colorado College. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. The family will greet friends before the Mass at church. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese School in his memory.

Hoover, William Richard
William Richard Hoover – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - William Richard (Dick) Hoover, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2006. He was born in Rocky Ford on May 29, 1931. After serving four years in the Air Force, he settled in Denver where he pursued his education at the University of Denver. In 1962, he joined the State of Colorado where he worked for 25 years ending his career as Personnel Director for the Department of Public Health and Environment. He spent his retirement years in Denver, Cortez and Pueblo. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Susan Henry of Morrison; his son, Richard Hoover of Thornton; his son, Bradley Hoover of Denver; his grandchildren, Michelle, Rachel and Boone Henry of Morrison; and his sister, Shirley Fraser of Richmond, Va. He will also be fondly remembered by his two nieces and nephew. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "A" followed by an Informal Gathering to celebrate his life. Memorial gifts may be made to the Denver Fire Department Burn Foundation.

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