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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Hoskins, J. W.
J. W. Hoskins - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: J. W. Hoskins is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists J. W. Hoskins as an American, age 51, and married. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. The newspapers list him as J. H. Hoskins. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado under J. W. Hoskins. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Hoskins, Jesse A.
Jesse A. Hoskins - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1987 - Jesse A. Hoskins passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 1987. Survived by his wife, Linda Galassini of the family home; daughters, Debbie, Kristie, and Laura; parents, Casimer and Laura Ochalek, and step-daughter, Crystal Rose Martinez. Also survived by numerous brothers and sisters from Detroit, Mich., and a grandson, Kyle. Born Oct. 15, 1948, in Pineville, Ky. A Pueblo resident, serving the past 15 years in several divisions of the Pueblo Police Department. Veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. A member of St. Mary Catholic Church; Pueblo Policeman's Benevolent Association; Police Protective Association of Colorado and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. Services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Alan Schwab as celebrant. Interment and full military honors by Fort Carson will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute to the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Cancer Unit, direct or through the funeral home office.

Hoskins, Julia Anne
Julia Anne Hoskins - Huerfano World - March 30, 2000 - Julia Anne Hoskins, 93, Walsenburg, died Mar. 25, 2000. Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Horn, Walsenburg; two sons, Robert Hoskins, Denver and Michael Hoskins, Walsenburg; her sister, Kathryn Donnel, Windsor; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Rex Hoskins. At her request, cremation. No service.

Hosson, Harry
Harry Hosson – Yuma Pioneer – April 1, 1910 – Unknown Man Fatally Injured – La Junta – A man was found unconscious near the Santa Fe depot Monday morning and was taken to the hospital, where he died at noon. It is presumed he fell from a train. Papers found on his body give his name as Harry Hosson and the address of his wife as Pueblo. His parents reside in Parsons, Kas.

Hostetter, Kevin Leigh
Kevin Leigh Hostetter - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2004 - Kevin Leigh Hostetter, 47, of Colorado City, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 12, 2004. He is the loving son of Phyllis Hostetter of Colorado City; brother to Linda (Ray) Friend of Rye; uncle to Kim Friend of Colorado City, Shannon Friend of Pueblo and Raeann (Jason) Hubersherger of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; great-nieces and nephews, Reese and Rayah Holden and Kyle and Baylee Hubersberger; and special friend to Vanessa Stauffer of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hostetter. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1975. Kevin worked for his father at North Side Cabinet in Pueblo for 15 years, Columbia House in Colorado City for 12 years, Hollydot Golf Course and currently at Adams Aircraft in the industrial park in Pueblo. He loved his sports, especially golf, and was a dedicated Broncos fan. He had many friends who will miss him. There will be a public viewing, 5 to 8 p.m. today, at Adrian Comer Chapel. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at the Valley Community Church in Colorado City, with a reception afterward in the church auditorium. Inurnment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo. Donations may be made to Valley Community Church in Colorado City.

Hostetter, Robert E.
Robert E. Hostetter - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2000 - Robert E. Hostetter passed away March 29, 2000, in Colorado City. Devoted husband for 54 years to Phyllis Hostetter; loving father of Linda (Ray) Friend of Rye, Kevin Hostetter of Colorado City; grandfather of Kim and Shannon Friend of Pueblo, Raeann (Jason) Hubersberger of Highlands Ranch; and great-grandfather of Reese, Rayah, Kyle and Baylee. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl and Dorothy Hostetter; brothers, Earl Hostetter of Denver, and Billy Hostetter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bob retired from the railroad after 20 years and became a cabinet builder. He was in the cabinet business for 40 years. He owned and operated Northside Cabinet in Pueblo. There will be no public viewing. Cremation. Memorial services, conducted by The Rev. Richard Messer of Colorado City Community Church, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Rye Volunteer Fire District/EMT and ACOVA (A Community Organization for Victim Assistance).

Hotchkiss, Catherine Theresa
Catherine Theresa Hotchkiss - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2005 - Catherine Theresa Hotchkiss, 68, passed away Feb. 19, 2005. Cremation has taken place. No service.

Hotchkiss, Edmund William
Edmund William Hotchkiss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2005 - Edmund William Hotchkiss, 72, born August 24, 1932, ended journey June 29, 2005. Cremation has taken place. Preceded in death by daughter Catherine (Hotchkiss) Comstock. Survived by wife Dorothy, daughter Brenda (Paul) Ourada, sons Dan (Ginny) Hotchkiss, Jeff (Charlene) Hotchkiss, eleven grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, numerous nieces and nephews. In his honor donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Hotchkiss, Jack Duane
Jack Duane Hotchkiss - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2003 - Jack Duane Hotchkiss “Jackie,” left the loving arms of his earthly family May 1, 2003, to join those of his family in Heaven. He was born in Pueblo on April 2, 1944. His survivors include his children, Bobby of Commerce City, Geri (Shannon) Smith; grandchildren, Matthew and Katelea of Northglenn; the mother of his children, Kay Hotchkiss of Commerce City; special sister-in-law, Cathy Hotchkiss of Pueblo West; brothers, Ronnie, Edmund (Dorothy) of Pueblo, James of California, Robert (Roydell) of North Carolina; sisters, Letha (Les) Kunze, Martha Mikita, Betty Reeves, Geri (Roy) Taylor, all of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Hazen Hotchkiss; sister, Margery Lee; and brothers, Melvin, Lloyd, Eugene, Richard and Johnny. Mr. Hotchkiss will lie in state from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Hotchkiss, Marilyn A.
Marilyn A. Hotchkiss – Albuquerque Journal - December 28, 2001 - Marilyn A. Hotchkiss. A special rose has lost her last petal. Marilyn A. Hotchkiss, 69, a longtime resident of the Belen, Los Lunas, and Meadowlake area, passed away quietly on Christmas Day, 2001 after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer. Born Marilyn Alda Hodges on May 6, 1932, to William Raymond and Ada Ruth (McKanna) Hodges in Berthoud, Colorado. Marilyn grew up in the Berthoud, Loveland, and Longmont area and met her future husband, Robert Hugh Hotchkiss in 1949 at Summer Band Camp in Gunnison, Colorado. After anxiously awaiting his return from the Korean War, they were married April 2, 1952 in Longmont, Colorado. Robert and Marilyn were blessed with four children; their oldest son, Eric Arden who preceded her in death; William David of Albuquerque, Crystal Scott of Layton, Utah and Robert Ross of Salt Lake City, Utah. After starting a family in Denver, then Pueblo, Colorado, the Hotchkiss family traveled extensively. In 1967, she courageously packed up her home and children to join her husband on assignment in Bangkok, Thailand, for an adventurous year. They relocated to Utah in 1968, then later to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona where they adopted Evangeline Begay into their hearts and home, and eventually moved to the Albuquerque and Belen area. Marilyn enjoyed shopping, cooking, canning, traveling, and most of all, nurturing her family. They have 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two more on the way. She will be missed by her loved ones and many friends including members of the Los Lunas Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and workers in the Albuquerque Temple where she served with Robert, her husband of almost 50 years. Services are planned on Friday, December 28, 2001 in the Los Lunas, New Mexico Stake Center, at 10:00 a.m., preceded by a viewing beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be near her son at the Roy, Utah, City Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.

Hotchkiss, Richard L.
Richard L. Hotchkiss - Pueblo Chieftain - August 7, 1986 - Richard L. Hotchkiss, 62, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, died Aug. 2, 1986, at VA Hospital in Denver. He was a prisoner of war in WWII, Survived by wife, Cathy, Colorado Springs; sisters, Betty Reeves and Ronnie Hotchkiss, both of Pueblo; brother, Jack Hotchkiss, Pueblo. Service, 1 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. Richard L. Hotchkiss, 63, of 2467 Cather Circle, Colorado Springs, died Aug. 2, 1986, in the VA Hospital in Denver. He was a POW in WWII. Formerly of 2817 Second Ave., Pueblo. Survived by wife, Cathy, Colorado Springs; five brothers, Jimmy, Bobby, Billy, Ronnie, Jackie; and five sisters, Letha, Marge, Martha, Geri, and Betty. Service, 1 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan, Denver.

Hoto, John
John Hoto - Huerfano World - October 18, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1910: John Hoto was killed by a loose trip of empty cars at the Walsen mine. [Editor's Note: John Hoto died about October 20, 1910. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, October 20, 1910.]

Hott, Robert S.
Robert S. Hott - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 1998 - Robert S. Hott, 82, passed away July 6, 1998. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Thursday, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Hotten, Roscoe C.
Roscoe C. "Bobby" Hotten - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1999 - Roscoe C. "Bobby" Hotten, 70, of Pueblo, passed away July 21, 1999 . Survived by his wife of 18 years, Olivete Hotten- children, Edwina (Ronald) Kelly, Geraldine Strickland, Nathalie (Harold) Booth, Cynthia Choyce, Summer(Jonathan) Anderson, Adele Warren, Don (Sharon) Allen, Neecha (Joe) Brown and Donna Collins- 30 grandchildren- and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Hotten served in the Army Airborne during World War II and worked as a machinist in the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejos, Calif. He moved to Pueblo in 1986 to work at the Pueblo Army Depot, retiring in 1993. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 613 E. Mesa. Entombment Memorial Gardens.

Hoty, Mary
Mary Hoty - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2000 - Mary Hoty, age 81, passed away on March 18, 2000, in Murray Hill, N.J., where she had been residing with her daughter. She was born on July 27, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, to John and Pauline Pappas. Mrs. Hoty was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Anthony Hoty, in 1979; and by siblings, Gus Pappas, Steve Pappas and Carrie Gallagher. Her survivors include children, Argerie Hoty, Arlington, Va., Pamela Jacobsen, Pueblo, Antony "Tony" Hoty, New York City, N.Y., Joanna (Thomas) Hoty Russell, Berkley Heights, N.J.; grandson, Michael Robert Russell; brother, Harry Pappas; and adopted daughter, Marge Lindskog, Pueblo. Mary is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends. Mrs. Hoty was a member of St. John's Greek Orthodox Church, Pueblo, Colo. Trisagion service, Wednesday, 7 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., St. John Greek Orthodox Church followed by burial in Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the home of Pamela Jacobsen. Contributions may be made to Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, 33 Bleeker St., Millburn, N.J., 08041, or to the Mary & Michael Hoty Memorial Fund through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Hotzel, Norman Jay
Dr. Norman Jay Hotzel, D.C. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Dr. Norman Jay Hotzel, D.C., born Jan. 19, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away at Parkview hospital on Aug. 23, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Alma Hotzel. Survived by his sister, Gayanne Hotzel; his wife, Pat; and his children, Gary (Betty) Hotzel and Neal (Janet) Hotzel. Also survived by his grandchildren, Leanae Hotzel, Adam (Wendy) Hotzel, Ryan Hotzel and Amy Hotzel; and great-grandchildren, Tristin and Brianna Hotzel. Norman graduated from Centennial High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Navy and the Marines, serving in China during WWII. After the service, he went to Chiropractic College, plus post-graduate work. Norman was a chiropractor in Pueblo for 50 years, retiring in March of 1999. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lion's Club, Eastern Star and Toastmasters. As per his request, there will be no viewing and private services will be held. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to Ducks Unlimited in Norman's memory through the funeral home.

Hough, Anna B.
Anna B. (Mutz) Hough - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1999 - Anna B. (Mutz) Hough, age 88, born in Pueblo on April 14, 1911, to Joseph A. and Anna Mutz, passed away Oct. 31, 1999, after suffering a stroke. Survived by her husband of 21 years, George Hough; sister, Berniece Litton; and sisters-in-law, Lorene Mutz and Marie Mutz. Also survived by beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her sister, Kay Weber; and brothers, Anthony, Albert, Raymond and Theodore Mutz. Anna was a lifelong Pueblo resident, retiring from Acme Cleaners in 1976. She was a member of the Bishop's Guild of the Diocese of Pueblo and St. Mary Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends at a luncheon reception in the parish hall immediately following the interment.

Hough, George H.
George H. Hough - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2003 - George H. Hough, 94, of Pueblo, born Dec. 8, 1908, passed away Nov. 30, 2003. George was a lifelong resident of Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Earl and Robert; wife, Frances, in 1967; and second wife, Anna Mutz Hough, in 1999. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. George was a bus driver for the city of Pueblo for over 30 years before retiring in 1972. He enjoyed bowling and gardening. George was a member of the St. Mary Church parish. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Hough, Ida
Ida Hough – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 19, 1877 – Lake City, July 12 –Death at all times produces sadness, but when it claims as its victim one so young, so amiable, so intelligent and so much esteemed, as was Miss Ida Hough, and the death of whose sister, a most estimable lady herself, preceded her own by only fifteen months, it awakens in us the heartiest sympathy for the relations of the deceased, and illustrates the truth of the maxim that the ways of Providence are inscrutable. It was but a few days ago that Miss Ida was on our streets apparently well, looking well and attracting all that delicate attention due a refined and cultivated lady. Now she is no more - no more on earth, but her immortal spirit dwells in heaven - no more on earth, but her virtues will long be remembered. She died yesterday in this city at the home of her father, John T. Hough, Esq. In this particularly sad bereavement the parents and relatives of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathies of this entire community.

Hough, Larry G. Jr.
Larry G. Hough Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 1999 - Larry G. Hough Jr., 28, passed away Jan. 11, 1999. Survived by his mother, JoAnn (Paul) Wallace- father, Larry (Carole) Hough Sr.- daughter, Marissa Neiberger- brothers, Nathan, Scott and Brian Hough, all of Pueblo- stepsisters, Kaylene Concialdi, Pueblo, and Kathi Griffiths, New Castle, Colo.- numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Born on June 6, 1970, in Pueblo. Larry was always there for his friends and put their needs before his. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. , 1 p.m. Thursday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Reception will follow at Hi-Country Tavern, 2909 E. Fourth. Memorials may be made to an education fund for Marissa through the funeral home.

Houghton, Harold H.
Harold H. Houghton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1972 - Harold H. Houghton, 88, of Englewood, formerly of Walsenburg (died). Father of James. A. Houghton of Walsenburg, John H. Houghton of Rye, Fred Houghton of Laramie, Wyo., and Mrs. Marie Varney of Albuquerque, N.M. Survived also by a brother, a sister, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at 9 a.m. Thursday, Englewood Olinger Mortuary. Graveside services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Rye Brookside Cemetery, the Rev. Farrel Hinshaw officiating.

Houghton, James Louis
James Louis Houghton - Cañon City Daily Record - September 28, 2006 - James Louis Houghton, 50, of Avondale, died Sept. 19, 2006, in Longmont. He was born May 19, 1956, in Pueblo, and grew up in Walsenburg and Rye. He graduated from Lamar High School and attended Lamar Community College. He had a big heart and loved his children immensely. Jim was currently a ranch manager in Avondale, and previously owned an outfitting business in Durango, that he was very proud of. He was an avid horseman, animal lover and skilled carpenter. He is survived by a son, Chase Houghton of Fort Collins; daughters, Alyse Houghton of Loveland, and Tori Houghton of Avondale and Loveland; mother, Marilyn Dewell of Colorado Springs; father, George Houghton and wife Rose Scott of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; brothers, Scott Houghton and wife Marion Houghton of Colorado Springs, and Randall Houghton of Big Lake, Alaska; sister, Lisa Scott and husband Rodney Scott of Durango; stepsisters, Joselyn Dewell of Colorado Springs, Robin Dewell of Colorado Springs, and Tammy Dewell and husband D.C. VanOosten of Colorado Springs; stepbrother, Jeff Dewell of Colorado Springs; four nephews; four nieces; and one great-nephew. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Susan Houghton, infant daughter, Kayla Jeannine Houghton and stepfather, Lyman Dewell. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 27, 2006, at the Avondale Community Center, 402 Second St. in Avondale.

Houghton, John H.
John H. Houghton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1997 - John H. Houghton passed away Dec. 6, 1997, in Pueblo. He was born on Sept. 13, 1911, in South Bend, Ind., and had been a Greenhorn Valley area resident since 1945. John was a member of the Rye Home United Methodist Church, the Huerfano Lodge No. 27 AF&AM and the Southern Colorado Consistory. John was a longtime cattle rancher in the Greenhorn Valley area, which he truly loved. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Genevieve R. Houghton in May 1970. His survivors include his wife, Fern, of the family home- sons, David (Joan) Houghton, of Trinidad, Bill (Claudia) Houghton, of Denver- stepdaughter, Wanda Brookshire, of Nocogdoches, Texas- brothers, James Houghton of Walsenburg, Fred Houghton of Laramie, Wyo.- sister, Maries Varney of Albuquerque, N.M.- five grandchildren- two great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1997, in the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Those wishing to do so are asked to make contributions in memory of John to the Shiners Children's Hospital, either direct or through the mortuary.

Houghton, William
William (Bill) Houghton – Pueblo Chieftain – June 29, 2004 – A Memorial Service will be Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Home United Methodist Church, Rye, CO, 81069. [No additional information available.]

Houle, Grace L.
Grace L. Houle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2004 - Grace L. Houle. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

House, Caroline E.
Caroline E. House - Alamosa Independent Journal - February 25, 1904 - Mrs. Caroline E. House, aged eighty-five, was found dead in bed at her home in Pueblo on the morning of February 20th. The sum of $200 which she was known to have had in her possession shortly before death could not be found. She had a son, Charles House, living in Denver.

Houseman, Dorene M.
Dorene M. Avery Houseman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2001 - Age 71, formerly of Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 15, 2001, in Sierra Madre, Calif. Preceded in death by her husband, Milton "Red" Houseman. Dorene is survived by her children, Cheryl Ann Gruse and Gerald L. (Antoinette) Avery; step-children, Sheri and Randy Allman, Dave and Vicki Brown, Richard and Mickie Oreskey and Cindy Hill; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Houser, Ethel
Ethel Houser - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2002 - Ethel Houser, 97, passed away Aug. 31, 2002. Mrs. Houser was preceded in death by her late husband, Horace, in 1956, who was employed by the Pueblo Gas and Fuel. Mrs. Houser retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church of Pueblo and the First Methodist Church of Colorado Springs. Those who knew her will fondly remember her as a deeply religious woman who loved to spend time with family, friends and loved making quilts and going fishing. She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Garld) Edwards; grandchildren, Gary (Danna) Edwards and Jana (Terry) Corbett. Seven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and nephews, Donald Brooks of Colorado Springs and Dr. Thomas Countway of Billings, Mont., also survive. Viewing at the funeral home on Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon, followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Houser.

Housley, Juanita
Juanita Housley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 2005 - Juanita Housley passed away peacefully on Sept. 6, 2005 at Cottesmore Nursing Home in Gig Harbor, Wash., after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Her son and husband were at her side. She was 95 years old. Juanita Chapman was born in Gorman, Texas on Aug. 3, 1910. At age fifteen her family moved to Colo. She graduated from high school in Denver, and completed one year of teachers college; sufficient at that time to begin teaching. By attending college summer programs for many years, she later earned Bachelors and Masters degrees. Juanita met fellow teacher Melvin Housley, and on Aug. 26, 1942 they married and moved to Holly, Colo. Their son Jim was born in 1948. The family moved to Calif. in 1954, to Wrangell, Alaska in 1955, and then to Petersburg, Alaska in 1956. Juanita taught second grade there for twenty years. In 1976 Juanita and Mel retired and moved to Gig Harbor, Wash. She was able to realize childhood dreams of travel to distant places in the succeeding years, traveling with Mel to China, South America, Scandinavia, Russia, and many other places. Juanita was preceded in death by her sister Janice and her brothers Randall and Jay. She is survived by Mel, her husband of 63 years, son Jim and his wife Karen, granddaughters Angela and Marjorie, and many nephews and nieces. Internment and graveside services were at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Gig Harbor. Memorial services will be held at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor at 3pm on Friday, Sept. 16.

Houston, Lloyd R.
Lloyd R. Houston - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1999 - Lloyd R. Houston, age 73, of Bristol, Colo., died March 13, 1999, in Arizona. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel-Lamar, Colo. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time Friday. Memorial contributions to the charity of choice.

Houtchens, Marlene Kay
Marlene Kay Houtchens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2002 -Marlene Kay Houtchens, of Rocky Ford, passed away May 2, 2002 as the result of an automobile accident in Pueblo. Marlene was born Oct. 7, 1950, to Ray and Fern Copple in Greeley and had lived in Rocky Ford since 1984. Along with her husband Mike, she owned and operated Houtchens Trucking. She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Aaron Houtchens. Her survivors include her husband, Mike of Rocky Ford; her children, Sean Houtchens of Rocky Ford, Michelle (J.D.) Heaston of Cañon City and Tyler J. (Shantana Wagner) Houtchens of Swink; her grandchildren, Shelbie, Abby and Russell Heaston, Shayla, Bryson and Shalynne Houtchens; as well as her brother, Verdell Copple; sister, Sherry (Donald) Shutts; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Houtchens will lie in state from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2002, in the Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Court in Pueblo with Pastor Aaron Tomlinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Rocky Ford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers that family asks that donations be made in her memory to the New Day Church through the mortuary.

Houts, June E.
June E. Houts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - June E. Houts, 73, passed away April 22, 1999. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday at Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Hovet, Herbert K.
Herbert K. Hovet - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2002 - Herbert K. Hovet, 77, born May 13, 1925, passed from this world peacefully on Oct. 16, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Knute and Selma Hovet of North Dakota; brother, Walter Hovet; sisters, Serena Hansen, Lilian Skarpol, all of Watford City, N.D.; and grandson, Larry Hovet, Arizona. Survived by children, Jim (Jean) Hovet, Loma, Colo., Leighton (Peg) Hovet and Loren (Tonia) Hovet of Pueblo. Anna Lee (Tom) Crum, Holly, Colo., and Judy (John) Flye, Fayetteville, Texas. Grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan, Chad, and Alex Hovet, Adam and Lacy Cathcart, Josh Flye and Amy Scott, and Wilber and Buster Hovet. Great-grandsons, Benjamin Leigh Hovet and Blake Michael Scott. Also, numerous nieces and nephews in North Dakota and two nephews in Pueblo. Herb was born and raised in Watford City, N.D., where he married Virginia Taylor, they farmed and ranched and raised five children until 1963. He moved his family to Pueblo, Colo., where he worked in construction for many years until he remarried in 1975 to Isabelle McEndree; they resided in Canon City for his remaining years. Viewing, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Holly Cemetery. Friends and family will be received in Holly, Colo., following the service.

Hovet, Virginia Gail
Virginia Gail Hovet - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2005 - Virginia Gail Hovet, 76, passed away Feb. 6, 2005 in Pueblo. Born Nov. 26, 1928 in Watford City, N.D. Preceded in death by her husband Herbert Hovet, October, 2002. She was a longtime resident of Pueblo and also Holly, Colo. Survived by her sister Charlotte Walby of Pueblo, also her children Jim (Jean) Hovet, Loma, Colo., Leighton (Peg) Hovet, Loren (Toni) Hovet of Pueblo, AnnaLee (Tom) Crum, Holly, Colo. and Judy Flye, Fayetteville, Texas, grandchildren Brandon (Bobbi Jo) Hovet, Nathan, Chad and Alex Hovet, Adam (Wylee) Cathcart, Lacey Cathcart, Wilbur and Buster Hovet, Amy (Mike) Scott and Joshua Flye, three great-grandsons, Benjamin Hovet, Blake Scott and Baby Boy Cathcart, also two nephews Gerald (Kathy)Walby, Dick (Pam) Walby of Pueblo. Viewing Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Home with graveside service following at 2 p.m., in Holly, Colo.

Hovis, Mary K.
Mary K. Hovis - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2005 - Mary K. Hovis, 86, passed away peacefully at home on March 17, 2005. Mary was born June 9, 1918, in Lamartine, Penn., to Ralph W. and Emma Meabon. Survived by her daughters, Velma S. (Robert) Mestas and Karen L. Hovis; grandchildren, Jennifer (Scott Kealiher) Mestas, Bobby (Megan) Mestas, and Jesse Hovis. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Deane K. Hovis; her parents, and all of her siblings. Mary was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, a member of PEO Chapter AU, and Rachel Circle of UMW. She was a docent for the Rosemount Museum, volunteered at Parkview Hospital and loved playing the bells in her church bell choir. Mary valued life and loved her friends and family deeply. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow. The family would like to offer special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, the Visiting Angels, and all of her friends who cared for her including the staff at the Pueblo Villa Towers, and to Dr. Mark Albright. Donations may be made in her memory to the St. Paul United Methodist Bell Choir.

Howard, Alex
Alex Howard - Wray Rattler - September 17, 1914 - Puebloan Slain from Ambush - Alex Howard, engineer at the Pueblo smelter, was shot and killed from ambush when he was on his way to work at midnight. A searching party found his body lying beneath the Spring street viaduct. One bullet penetrated his head and the other pierced his heart. People living near the scene said they remembered hearing two shots fired there at midnight, but they paid no attention to them. The search only originated when Howard failed to report for work and was found to have left his boarding house on D street at the regular time. Several dollars in change and a gold watch discredited the robbery motive and the police are working on the theory that jealousy caused the shooting. Howard is said to have been in love with an Austrian woman.

Howard, Amanda Mae
Amanda Mae Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2004 - Amanda Mae Howard went to be with the Lord July 23, 2004 as a result of complications from her fight with leukemia. Amanda was born on June 19, 1990 in Johnson, KS to Ryan & Gwyneth Howard. She leaves to mourn her passing: her parents; brothers Gavin & Colton Howard; grandparents, Leonard & Jackie Packard, Pat Hutches, and Jim (Patsy) Howard; aunts Trenda Howard, Trudy (Don) Price, and Alonna Packard; cousins Dalton and Dakota Mason; and best friend Andrea Garcia. She is also survived by great grandparents, Linnie Arbuthnot and Alvin & Frances Packard, as well as many extended family members and friends too numerous to name. We all will miss her terribly. Viewing 10am- 7pm at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Services 10am Wed. at the Pueblo West Middle School. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established at Peoples National Bank, 94 Tiffany Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007.

Howard, Bena R.
Mrs. Bena R. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1962 - Mrs. Bena R. Howard. Requiem High Mass today, 10 a.m., St. Patrick Church. Interment Gate of Heaven, Roselawn.

Howard, Betty J.
Betty J. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2000 - Betty J. Howard, 73, passed away June 4, 2000. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Howard; siblings, Everett Lough, Verna Kochis, Florence Vulgamore, Effie Sinclair, George Lough and Juanita Adcox. Survived by her children, Ronald (Lisa) Howard, Margaret Hampton, James (Peggy) Howard, Nancy (Patrick) Kelly; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dale Lough, Don Lough and Eva McCarty. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Family will receive guests at 3115 Cascade.

Howard, Clyde A.
Clyde A. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2001 - Clyde A. Howard, age 95, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 8, 2001. Mr. Howard is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Inez Howard, and two sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn (Dave) Cook, Los Alamos, N.M., and grandchildren, Sherri (Craig) Sandefur, Buena Vista, Colo., Brian (Cindy) Cook, Gardena, Calif., and Erik Cook, Greeley, Colo. Also survived by two great-grandchildren, Austin Cook and Steven Sandefur; sister, Mabelle Woessner; sister-in-law, Phyllis Wolters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Howard was a member of Pueblo Elks No. 90. He will lie in state Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, Friday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Ward officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet family and friends at the Imperial Reception Hall following the committal service.

Howard, David Warren
David Warren Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2005 - David Warren Howard, 51, passed away Nov. 21, 2005. He was preceded in death by parents, Tillie Benton and David Howard. David is survived by brother, Richard (Debbie) Howard; and longtime special friend, Lupe Skidmore; her family members and also numerous relatives. Guardians, ARC of Pueblo, Pueblo Community Connections and Colorado Blueskys. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

Howard, Effie
Mrs. Effie Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1962 - Mrs. Effie Howard, mother of Ward Howard, Plainfield, N. J., local hospital Wednesday. To La Junta, Colo.

Howard, Emily
Emily Howard – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 9, 1871 – Died on the 5th inst., at the residence of the deceased, in Pueblo, Mrs. Emily Howard, wife of George H. Howard, aged 21 years, 6 months and 5 days. (Illinois papers please copy.) The funeral will take place today, Thursday, November 9, at two o'clock P. M., from the Methodist Episcopal Church. Friends of the family are invited. Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 9, 1871 – By funeral notice elsewhere, it will be seen that Mrs. Emily Howard, a lady well known and universally respected by all, for her many excellent qualities, departed this life on the 5th inst., aged twenty-four years after a long and painful illness. The husband will have the sympathy of the entire community in the great affliction that has befallen him. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 9, 1871 – Died on the 5th inst., at the residence of the deceased, in Pueblo, Mrs. Emily Howard, wife of George H. Howard, aged 21 years, 6 months and 5 days.  (Illinois papers please copy.)  The funeral will take place today, Thursday, November 9, at two o'clock P. M., from the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Friends of the family are invited.

Howard, Evertt
Evertt Howard - Huerfano World - January 20, 2000 - Evertt (Dode) Howard, 82, of Las Vegas, NV, died there Jan. 5, 2000. Born in Chickasha, OK, he came to Colorado with his family at an early age. He lived in Huerfano County and for a time in Pueblo. Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Mabel and two daughters, Charlene and Lorene; two brothers, James and Stanley, both of Las Vegas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Howard, George H.
George H. Howard – Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 31, 1874 – From Adair Wilson, Esq., who has just arrived from Del Norte, we learn that Geo. H. Howard, formerly proprietor of the National House in this city, but more recently in the hotel business in Del Norte, committed suicide on Sunday last by taking strychnine.  Shortly after he had taken the poison the aid of several physicians was called in, but their efforts were in vain, and the unfortunate man died after suffering about three hours.  The deceased had been sick for a long time, and it is supposed that bad health and want of success in business caused him to commit the rash act.  His body is now on the way to this city for burial.  Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 5, 1874 – The remains of the late Geo. Howard of Del Norte, arrived in this city on Saturday morning, and were buried from the Methodist church at three o'clock the same afternoon. Pueblo Chieftain - November 1, 1874 - The remains of the late George Howard, of Del Norte, arrived in this city on Saturday morning, and were buried from the Methodist church at three o'clock the same afternoon.

Howard, Helene H.
Helene H. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2002 - Helene H. Howard, 89, passed away in Pueblo on May 20, 2002. Survived by her son, Tom (Judy) Howard of Colorado City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Clair L. Howard. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, Kan. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Howard, Henry
Henry Howard - Boulder Daily Camera - October 31, 1893 - Pueblo, Oct. 30 - Santiago Torres, better known as “Indian Joe,” was this morning sentenced by Judge Elwell to be hanged in the week beginning Nov. 17 for the murder of Henry Howard. Torres received the announcement without any betrayal of feeling in the least. He was taken to the penitentiary at noon. An application will be made for a stay of execution pending appeal.

Howard, Iris M.
Iris M. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 08, 2003 - Iris M. Howard passed away Oct. 7, 2003, in Pueblo. Iris was born April 6, 1927, in Alamosa, and had resided in Pueblo since 1992. Preceded in death by her husband, John Howard. Her survivors include one son, two daughters, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation in the Davis Crematory. Graveside service will be held in Monte Vista, Colo., at a later date.

Howard, James
James Howard – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: James Howard is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. James Howard: Colored, age 31, married with six surviving children. He was a driver for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Howard, John M.
John M. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 1986 - John M. Howard, "The Colonel," 75, of Pueblo, passed away at the VA Hospital in Denver on July 9, 1986. Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Grace R. Howard; one son, Jack (Barbara) Howard; two grandchildren, Sean and Katie Howard, all of Pueblo.

Howard, Joyce
Mrs. Joyce Howard - Huerfano World - March 10, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1951: Mrs. Joyce Howard was killed in a car accident. She is survived by her husband Jimmie and a 15-month old son. [Editor's Note: Joyce Howard died March 8, 1951. Obituary listed World Independent, March 9, 1951, Page 1.]

Howard, Joyce Klipfel
Joyce Klipfel Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 1951 - Joyce Klipfel Howard Services 2:30 p.m. Monday, Davis Memorial chapel with the Rev. Clare E. Tallman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating, To Mountain View.

Howard, Maurice L.
Dr. Maurice L. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2001 - Dr. Maurice L. Howard, 87, passed away Dec. 13, 2001. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Howard of the family residence; children, Carolyn (Bill) Fishback of Edmond, Okla., and Anita (Michael) Morris of Encampment, Wyo.; and grandchildren, Tamara Fishback, Ellora Fishback and Carrie (Steve) Rzasa. Preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Born Jan. 9, 1914, in Peniel, Texas, Maurice married Virginia Groff on Aug. 4, 1940. Maurice served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a professor of psychology and education at USC, retiring in 1979 after 17 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking, butterfly collecting and camping. He had an extensive butterfly collection, which he donated to the University of Wyoming. Maurice also taught Sunday School and was an active member of First United Methodist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Jean Schwien officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o the funeral home.

Howard, Moll
Moll Howard – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 12, 1874 – Blood.  A most appalling murder was committed last night, in a small building on the hill above the post office, the victim being a woman, recently from Las Animas, and who has occupied the house only three or four days.  She has been boarding at a house near her room, and at about 8 o'clock this morning, not knowing why she failed to come to her breakfast, the man at whose house she had been boarding, went to call her and she was found dead.  A reporter for the Chronicle was at the place within two minutes after the alarm was given, and a sight too appalling for description was presented.  The door of the house was yet closed as the man had left it when the frightful discovery was made.  On entering, the poor woman was found lying across the bed, her bare feet nearly touching the floor.  Her head was shockingly mutilated, covered with blood and bruises.  Blood is on the floor, the bed is covered with it and the walls are spattered by it.  Pearl beads are scattered about, and blood is all over, showing that she had not died without a struggle, and that the bloody work had been commenced, at least, before she was placed upon the bed.  She was dressed in a calico wrapper, and although her feet were bare, it is evident that she had not yet retired for the night when the deed was done.  The woman is apparently about twenty-two years of age.  Her name we are unable to give, and of her character, now that she is dead, we have no wont of shame to say.  Perhaps she had been more sinning.  Her lips are forever sealed to any word or explanation, and let charity for human error, seal our lips to words of blame.  No satisfactory clue to the guilty parties has yet been found, though there are circumstances connected with the crime which, it is hoped, will lead to a full discovery. – Chronicle.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 12, 1874 – The woman who was murdered in Trinidad a few days ago, an account of which we publish in another column, is said to be Moll Howard, a notorious prostitute, who was once an inmate of a dance house in this city.  Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 14, 1874 – From Doc. Burt, who returned from Trinidad yesterday, we learn that particulars of the recent “neck-tie” festival in that place.  It appears two men, an American named Spinner and a Mexican, were arrested for the murder of a prostitute named Moll Howard, who formerly lived in this city, but recently of Las Animas.  At the examination, on Monday, nothing could at first be elicited from them; but somebody told Spinner that the woman had revived and had accused him of assaulting her.  Then Spinner stated that the woman owed him a dollar, and he went to get it from her.  She became angry and attacked him with a butcher knife, when he struck her three times with a stone he carried in his pocket, for the purpose of defending himself from dogs.  On hearing this confession, the mob seized him and took him down to the bottom near the town, where he was hanged by a party of prostitutes, friends of the murdered woman, who had recently arrived from Las Animas.

Howard, R. M.
R. J. “Jim” Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1972 - R. J. “Jim” Howard, unexpectedly in a local hospital. Husband of Betty J. Howard of the family home, 83 Baylor. Father of Mitch Klipel, Pueblo, and Brooks D. Howard and Deborah Blair Howard, both living at home. Member of Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, Silver State Lodge 95, AF&AM, and Pueblo Musicians Union 65. Alumni of Pueblo Junior College. Born Dec. 10, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo. Pueblo resident since 1945. Veteran of World War II and Korea, U. S. Marines. Was in the clothing business for many years, becoming owner of Howard's Clothing Inc., in 1971. Mr. and Mrs. Howard were married Aug. 16, 1953. Please omit flowers. Those who desire may contribute directly to Pueblo County Unit, American Cancer Society, 206 N. Main. Arrangements later.

Howard, Radinka Doreitha
Radinka Doreitha Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2001 - Radinka Doreitha Howard, 23, born Feb. 7, 1978, was sent to Heaven on Sept. 29, 2001. Survived by her parents, Saadia Creighton Howard and Richard Lee “Thumper” Howard; extended parents, Debbie Howard and Michael Reedy; a son, Richard Lee Howard II; sisters, Roseanna Howard, Michaelene and Krista Walker and Collette and Monica Gouty; grandparents, Russell and Dora Creighton; godparents Stefan and Sharon Creighton; and numerous other family members and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, James and Tillie Howard. Radinka was a dedicated Broncos fan. She also loved to write poetry. One of her poems was recently published nationally and placed on a collection of works "CD for Young American Poets." Visitation, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John Waters S.J., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Howard, Susan Marie
Susan Marie Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2004 - Susan Marie Howard, 45, passed away June 20, 2004. She is survived by her husband, Paul Howard; son, Christopher Howard; parents, Estelle and Frank Kase; brother, Stephen Kase; and sister, Julie Kase Evans. Susan was a member of St. William Catholic Church of Fort Lupton. She graduated with honors from Pueblo East High School in 1976, received her bachelor of arts in English from the University of Denver in 1980, and taught English for several years at Aims Community College in Fort Lupton. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Howard, Timothy C.
Timothy C. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1998 - Timothy C. Howard, 32, passed away Feb. 21, 1998. Survived by his wife, Sheila Howard, of the family home- parents, Gary and Carol Howard of Olean, N.Y.- children, Hayley Howard of Pueblo, Ashley Howard of Olean, N.Y., and Dylan Howard of Pueblo- brother, Terry Howard of Olean, N.Y.- sister, Shelly (Jim) Johnson of Olean, N.Y.- parents-in-law, Tom and Jeanne Walsh of Pueblo- brothers-in-law, Thomas Walsh and Patrick Walsh, both of Pueblo- and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Born June 11, 1965, in Olean, N.Y. Timothy served 10 years active duty with the Air Force and was an active reservist with the 302 L.S.S. He was employed as a correctional officer for the Department of Corrections in Canon City. He loved being with his family and also enjoyed hunting. Member of Holy Family Church and Pueblo West Sportsman Association. will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant.

Howard, Timothy K.
Timothy K. Howard - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1999 - Timothy K. Howard went to be with the Lord on Dec. 21, 1999. He was born in Pueblo on June 15, 1959, to the union of Eugene and Ruth Howard. Tim was a 1977 graduate of South High School and had worked for Pueblo School District 60 for the last 22 years. He also was employed at the Pueblo Greyhound Park. He was a member of Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM and the Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Tim always found the time to help other people. He loved the outdoors and to hike in the mountains, and enjoyed working on his Chevy Novas. He was a special friend to all and his big smile was his greeting to everyone. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Howard, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar (Evelyn) Thurston as well as his best friend "Shep." He is survived by his family that loved him dearly, mom and dad, sister, Linda (Ernie) Betts, brother, Tracy Howard, nieces, Megan and Nicole, nephew, Richy, all of Pueblo, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Colorado and Texas. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Harold Tuttle of the Lake Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Donations in memory of Tim may be made to the Al Kaly Transportation Fund either direct or through the mortuary.

Howbert, William
William Howbert - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 17, 1871 - Died - Howbert - August 10th 1871, on Bear Creek, near Colorado City, Colorado, William Howbert, aged 54 years.

Howe, John J.
Dr. John J. Howe M.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1999 - Dr. John J. Howe M.D., died on July 10, 1999 , in Pueblo, Colo. He was born on July 17, 1938, in Boulder, Colo., to George and Rubye Howe. Survived by his wife, Gayle Getts-Howe- children, Sabret (Taso) Flocos, McClean, Va., and John Kelly (Renee) Howe, Boise, Idaho- as well as grandchildren, Megan, Chenin and Erin Howe of Boise, Idaho. He is also survived by brothers, George (Jean)Howe, Longmont, Colo., and William (Amy) Howe, Boulder, Colo. Special friends who survive are Tom (Kathy) Kelley, Tats Chandler and Maggie Thomas of Pueblo, Colo., and Dr. Robert (Ann) Stewart, Pueblo, Colo.- father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Lois Getts- and sister-in-law, Cheryl Getts. Dr. Howe was a board certified anatomical, clinical and forensic pathologist. He practiced medicine for 27 years, which included being appointed as Chief of the Medical Staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1982. Dr. Howe served as Pueblo County Coroner for many years. A U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Howe served in Vietnam in the medical corps. At his request, cremation and a private memorial service will be scheduled. In lieu of food and flowers, the family of Dr. Howe respectfully requests that donations be made to Special Olympics through George McCarthy Funeral Home. The family will host a reception in Dr. Howe's memory at 676 Called de Cabalas, Pueblo West, on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6p.m.

Howe, Norma Jean
Norma Jean Howe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2002 - Norma Jean Howe, 72, of Spearman, Texas, former longtime Kim resident, died April 30, 2002, in Spearman. Norma Jean was born June 16, 1929, in Garden City, Kan., to William and Mary (Collins) King. She graduated from Kim High School with the class of 1946. Norma Jean married Robert Terry Howe on May 26, 1946, in Eagles Nest, N.M. To this union three children were born, son, Matt (Crystal) Howe of Pagosa Springs, Colo., daughters, Terry Lynn (Wayne) Shumaker of Pagosa Springs and DeLaine (Bob) Burr of Conifer, Colo. She is also survived by a brother, Billy (Evie) King of Enemclaw, Wash.; sisters, Ruth (Verle) Moore of Kingman, Ariz., and Loetta Anderson of LuVerne, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the La Junta Catholic Church and interment followed at Kim Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Kim Fire & Q.R.T., P.O. Box 137, Kim, CO 81049.

Howell, Charles Ernest
Charles Ernest Howell - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1997 - Charles Ernest Howell, 90, a lifetime Pueblo resident, died at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital on Sept. 22, 1997. Preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel Irene Howell- second wife, Margaret Howell- and son, Harold E. Howell. Survived by daughter, Ida (Joseph) Lash, Colorado Springs- son, Robert (Betty) Howell, Cheyenne, Wyo.- daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Howell, Pueblo- and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born in the mountains at Rye, Colo., on Nov. 19, 1906, and never lost his love for the outdoors, he loved fishing and hunting and was an avid card and pool player. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from noon until 5 p.m. , 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a reception at the funeral home immediately following the interment.

Howell, Doyle Craft
Doyle Craft Howell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1979 - Doyle Craft Howell, late of 32299 Kalorama, passed away April 10, 1979, at his home.  Survived by his wife, Evelyn Howell of the family home and children, Jimmy Doyle of Eagle River, Alaska, stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Billy Sue Reiss of Tulsa, Okla., Joyce Ann Fountin of Avondale, and Tommy Joe, Darlene Tracy, Carolyn Lynn Carpenter and Charleie Lee, all of Pueblo.  Also survived by one brother, Jim V. Howell of Guymon, Okla., and 14 grandchildren.  Mr. Howell was born Oct 14, 1922, in Buchanan, N.M., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1962.  He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army, and formerly had been employed by C&H Transportation.  Service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel with Pastor Wayne Ward, Broadway Christian Church, officiating.  Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.  Mr. Howell will lie in state after 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Howell, Gerald
Gerald Howell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2006 - Gerald "Jerry" Howell, 78, passed away Jan. 14, 2006. Born March 1, 1927, to Henry and Lillian (Simpson) Howell in Electra, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Merle, Kathleen and Patty; and brothers, Clifford and Clyde. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Rose Marie "Dolly" (Rigirozzi); sons, John (Kim) of Denver, James (Lori) of Canon City; daughter, Marietta (Paul) Dodson of Arvada; brother, Ron (Kay) Howell of Dalhart, Texas; sisters, Arlene (Jim) Pinelas of Fort Worth, Texas, and Becky (Tom) Green of Texline, Texas; special brother-in-law, Nick Rigirozzi; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Vanessa Howell, Diandra and Adam Howell, Katherine and Maureen Warbington, and Leeann (Abe) Huyser; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry attended school in Clayton, N.M., and served in the U.S. Army in WWII. He settled in Pueblo in 1947 and worked as a salesman and sales engineer in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning field. He retired from Public Service Co. of Colorado in 1990 after 22 years of employment. He served in many capacities over his lifetime with the Boy Scouts of America, Columbus Lodge, saddle clubs and his neighborhood homeowners association. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Howell, Margaret
Margaret Maggie Howell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1997 - Margaret Maggie Howell went to be with our Lord on Aug. 6, 1997, following a long illness. She is survived by a son, Major Joseph (Ida) Lash of Colorado Springs- daughters, Angelina Galusha of Pueblo, Laura Ann Hoffmaster of Denver- sisters, Delphia (Pete) Montoya, Virginia Maes- sister-in-law, Cora Pratt, all of Pueblo- brother-in-law, George (Pauline) Lash of Colorado Springs- six grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. A will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, at 3 p.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family may be contacted at 999 Fortino Blvd., Space No. 14.

Howells, David G.
David G. Howells - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 2005 - David G. Howells, 72 of Bozeman Mont., passed away July 8, 2005. He was born Mar. 20, 1933 to John J. and Alta Howells in Florence, Colo. David was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Fred, Jack and Tom. David is survived by his wife, Karen and daughters, Alta of the family home and Melissa Howells of Portland, Ore. and sons T.J. Howells of Williams, Ariz. and Greg (Lori) Howells of Beaverton, Ore. Grandchildren Devin and Sienna Howells and Steven Gaskill; Sisters Johanna (Melvin) King of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Marilyn (Kenneth) Selby-Ruff of Pueblo. David graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1951 and obtained a degree in geology from Colorado University in Boulder, Colo. David proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Marine Corp. David was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. David will always be remembered for his zeal for cooking for the family and his friends. Throughout his life he touched many lives with his generosity and passion. His spirit will never be forgotten and will always be carried in the hearts of many people he touched. Services and cremation have all ready taken place. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.

Howells, John J.
John J. “Jack” Howells - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2005 - John J. “Jack” Howells, 78, passed away Feb. 16, 2005. I was born on a kitchen table on April 1, 1925. The farmhouse was between Florence and Penrose, Colo. I went to school in a one-room schoolhouse, first- through third-grades, which was sold and then torn down. The family moved to Florence and I went to school, grades four through 11. I was drafted into the Army at age 18, joined the 13th Airborne Division, which went to Europe, and saw service in France, Belgium and Germany. Returning from the war, I went to school and became a math teacher, where I taught for 32 years in District No. 60 and retired. Jack is preceded in death by his son, Peter Howells; his parents; and two brothers, Tom and Fred Howells. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Elsie; sisters, Johanna (Mel) King, Marilyn (Ken) Selby-Ruff; and brother, David (Karen) Howells; also survived by numerous other relatives. The family would like to thank everyone at Sharmar Nursing Home for their care of Jack. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, Broadway Christian Church with interment to follow at Union Highlands Cemetery in Florence, Colo., with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home office.

Howerton, Pres E.
Pres E. Howerton – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Tragic End of the Howertons – One Killed on the Railroad, the Other Hanged by Vigilantes – In will be remembered that a few weeks ago the Chieftain published an account of the killing of a young man named Howerton, at Granada, by being run over by a sleeping car on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe road while the train was switching. A brother of the young man who lost his life so tragically, as above mentioned, had previously left the same train while it was stopping at Hutchinson, and was not missed by his friends until after the train had passed several stations westward. He had started on to follow the train on foot and appears to have been out of his mind, as he rambled on from house to house without any apparent object, except that of going to the Rocky Mountains. About a week afterwards he walked into a camp of San Juaners, of fifteen men encamped near Lakin, and entered into conversation with two of the party encamped somewhat apart from the rest. He picked up a rifle belonging to an old man and inquired the price, and before his intentions were known he shot the owner through the body, severely but not fatally wounding him. He then started to run and escaped in the darkness. He got on board the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe train early next morning which passed the camp of the San Juan party, which boarded the train, recognized him, and after a slight resistance took him off. He was taken to a bridge a short distance west of Lakin, and then hung to the trestle work. He attempted to escape, but received one or two wounds from the guns of his guards. He was hung until dead and buried in a hole dug by the San Juan party near the bridge west of Lakin. It has since been discovered that he as well as his brother, who met with the railroad accident, were crazy and were suffering from some severe family calamity in the east. Of course the San Juan men did not known the mental condition of the man who visited their camp and shot one of their party so unceremoniously. The young man last mentioned was Pres. E. Howerton, an account of whose hanging we published some time since, and the whole family, who were traveling on the train which killed the first of the two young men, came from Hudsonville, Howard county, Illinois. Their trip to the Rocky Mountain country must have been a sad one, indeed. Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – May 18, 1876 – Lynching at Lakin – The Topeka Blade gives the following particulars of the hanging bee at Lakin station, on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, briefly alluded to in the Chieftain a few days since: “We learn from a gentleman just from Lakin, the particulars of the hanging at that place, of Pres E. Howerton, of Hudsonville, Howard county, Illinois. It seems that on Tuesday morning, the 2nd inst., before day, he came to an emigrant camp and attempted (so they say), to steal a gun and cooking utensils. When discovered, he shot and wounded one Mitchell, of Labette county. Next day the emigrants discovered Howerton on the west bound train at Lakin. He tried to escape, but eight or nine shots caused him to surrender, when they took him to the railroad bridge near by and hung him, then dragged his body to a shallow grave in the sand, and the brutal work was completed. J. C. Thomas, in the employ of Mr. Potter at Lakin, witnessed the hanging, and recognized one of the party as G. A. Beck, of Osage City. Howerton said he left his wife and two children at Florence, Kansas.

Howes, Anne M.
Anne M. Howes - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2000 - Anne M. Howes of Denver. Mother of James (Susan), Edward (Lillian), Charles (Anne) Howes and Alice (Mike) Mahlhauser. Sister of Mary Schwartzhoff and Charlene (Lyle) Jones. Sister-in-law to Kathryn Caldwell, Mercille Howes and Laurence Curtin. Also survived by 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, J.L. "Ty" Howes. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3020 Federal Boulevard. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Catholic Church, 4380 Utica. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Howes, James Joseph
James Joseph Howes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2004 - James Joseph Howes, 64, born Feb. 20, 1940, passed away Oct. 22, 2004. Survived by his wife, Susan Howes. He was the beloved father of James (Kathy) Howes, Joseph (Loretta) Howes, John (Lisa) Howes, Jeff Howes, Jerome (Marci) Howes and Jacob Howes. Grandfather of Salvatore, Bolton, Dwight, Brock, Sadi, Jade, Isabella, Denae, Reegan and Gavin. Also survived by his brothers, Ed (Lillian) and Charles (Ann); sister, Alice (Mike); and numerous nieces and nephews. James was the founder of Howes Brothers Piano Company. He served the music industry in Pueblo for more than 35 years. He enjoyed fishing, arrowhead hunting, reading, playing chess and watching his sons grow up. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Howk, Marion C.
Marion C. Howk - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2003 - Marion C. Howk, 87, passed away Jan. 16, 2003. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Myrtle E. Howk. Survived by his son, Don (Wanda) Howk; four grandchildren, Dennis Howk of Colorado Springs, Randy Howk of Los Angeles, Calif., Kristine (Bobby) Odom of Las Vegas, Nev., Lisa (Jonathan) Wright of Moore, Okla.; three great-grandsons, Harrison and Austin Wright and Bryce Odom; sister, Freda Mitchell; and three nephews, Danny Howk, La Vern Howk and Gary Mitchell. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at the Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the interment.

Howk, Myrtle E.
Myrtle E. Howk - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2000 - Myrtle E. Howk, 87, passed away May 7, 2000. Survived by loving husband of 63 years, Marion C. Howk; son, Don (Wanda) Howk; four grandchildren, Dennis Howk of Colorado Springs, Randy Howk of New York, Kristine (Bobby) Odom, Las Vegas, Nev., Lisa (Jonathan) Wright of Montgomery, Ala.; a great-grandchild, Harrison Wright; a sister, Freida Mitchell; two nephews, Danny Howk and LaVern Howk. Myrtle was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed. Viewing Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. The family will receive friends at the Imperial Funeral Home Reception Hall immediately following the interment.

Howlett, Emma Jean
Mrs. O.D. (Emma Jean) Howlett - Huerfano World - November 7, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History -1941: Died, Mrs. O.D. Howlett, nee Emma Jean Whitmayer, a La Veta resident since 1907, leaving three children, George B., Norman and Mabel Spielmann. [Editor's Note: Emma Jane Howlett died October 30, 1941. Obituary listed World Independent, October 31, 1941, Page 4.]

Howlett, John DeWitt
John DeWitt Howlett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 2001 - Age 60, passed away March 18, 2001. Survived by his wife, Norma; and son, Aubrey (Rhonda) Howlett; two stepsons, Robert (Christine) Whitley and Will Whitley; and granddaughter, Lauryn; two step grandsons, Robert Jr. and Jordon. Also survived by two godchildren, Haley and Skylar Sardello; and numerous other family members. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Per John's request, no services will be held.

Howlett, O. D.
O. D. Howlett - Walsenburg World-Independent - February 9, 1949 - La Veta Man Kills Self; Failing Health Is Blamed. O. D. Howlett, 84-year-old La Veta resident since 1907, yesterday afternoon shot himself twice in the right temple on the porch of a La Veta home where he lived, according to Huerfano County Sheriff Claud Swift. The man was found shot at 1:30 o'clock by a resident of the home. He died at 3:45 p.m., Deputy Coroner Herbert Furphy told the World-Independent. Howlett used a .22 caliber special, which was found by his side. A note found in Howlett's vest pocket revealed the man was despondent over ill health. Sheriff Swift said the suicide note revealed Howlett was unable to see or hear. The note was in the form of a will, bequeathing items to various persons. Coroner Gus Crump said an inquest into the death would not be held. Howlett is survived by two sons, Norman of La Veta, and George of Temple City, Calif.; one daughter, Mabel L. Hottinger of La Veta; and one brother, J. W. Howlett of Sioux Falls, S. D. He came to Colorado in 1890 from Pennsylvania, and resided near Stonewall. In 1907 he moved to La Veta where he lived his entire lifetime. He had been connected with the lumber business and farming in both communities. His wife died in La Veta in 1911. Funeral arrangements are to be announced later, pending word from his son and brother, according to Unfug-Peet mortuary today. Huerfano World - February 20, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1949: O.D. Howlett, 84, who once ranched and had a sawmill at the south end of town, committed suicide.

Howlett, Robert J.
Robert J. “Uncle Bobby” Howlett - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2003 - Robert J. “Uncle Bobby” Howlett, born Nov. 17, 1915, in Walton, Ky., and passed away Sept. 8, 2003, in Walsenburg, Colo. Survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, June C. Howlett; several godchildren; an aunt, cousins, sister and brother-in-law, nephews, and a host of friends who loved him. He is preceded in death by two infant sons, Carlice and Jeffrey; and his parents, Joseph and Mattie Sleet Howlett. He was a graduate of Kentucky State College and served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946, ending his term with the rank of master sergeant. He was employed at the Pueblo Depot Activity from 1946-1985 and served in the following positions: equal employment opportunity officer, management analyst and surplus sales. He was a 50-year member of Eureka Lodge F&AM (PHA) and was an honorary past grand master, a life member of American Legion, past treasurer of NAACP, and a life member of VFW and District 60 Equal Opportunity and Accountability Committee. He was a supporter of the Lincoln Home and sponsor of the Pueblo African American Concern Organization. He was a faithful member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ and was a board member and supporter of Red Mountain Youth Camp. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at the funeral service.

Howlin, Joseph Michael
Joseph Michael Howlin - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Joseph Michael Howlin, 24 Villa, died April 7.  Former resident of New York and New Jersey.  Survivors include wife, Mrs. Nora Burke Howlin, three children, four grandchildren and five sisters.  Retired printing teacher and administrator.  Rouch.

Howrey, Betty Lee
Betty Lee Howrey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2001 - Betty Lee Howrey, 76, passed away Dec. 12, 2001. She will be missed by family and friends as the angel in our lives. Survived by Jerry, Michael, Mark and Betsy, Myra, Alison, Austin, Adam, Peggy, Kacey Danielle and Shelby, and good friend Andy. We all loved her dearly, she never told any of us no. We will see you in Heaven. Family will be having a memorial at Betty's house on Jan. 6, 12:00pm. All welcome.

Howrey, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Howrey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1999 - Mildred M. Howrey, went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 1999, she was a resident at University Park Care Center. Born in Flora, Ill., on May 24, 1905. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Howrey in 1964, her daughter and son-in-law, Viola and Evan Grace, her parents, Myron and Lola Chandler and four sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her grandchildren, Clyde Grace of Penrose, Kathie (Jack) Day and Tom (Rosella) Grace of Pueblo- seven great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Mildred worked for several years at Stine's Bel-Nor Cleaners. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Eastern Star Lodge, Ada Chapter and Trainmen Lodge Auxiliary 114. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the El Pueblo Girls Ranch, Cottage II, through Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81005. The family may be contacted at 566-1106.

Hoyer, Kathryne Mary
Kathryne Mary Hoyer - Ft. Morgan Colorado - July 1999 - Kathryne Hoyer, 76, dies Monday July 12, 1999 Kathryne Mary Hoyer, 76, died Saturday at the Colorado Plains Medical Center. Mrs. Hoyer was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Rugby, Colo. to Matt and Anna Pavalich Naglich. She was raised in the coal mining towns of Ruby, Rapson, Pryor and Walsenburg. After graduating from high school, she moved to Denver where she was employed by the Gates Rubber Co. She married Norman Hoyer in 1944 in Denver. They spent many years in Kansas, Texas and Illinois before moving back to Colorado. She lived in the Weldona area until 1978. During that time she worked as a waitress in the I-76 Arrowhead Cafe. In 1978 she moved to Fort Morgan where she became active in St. Helena Catholic Church and Royal Neighbors of America. She also volunteered for many years at the Fort Morgan Museum. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John and Frank Hoyer, and one sister, Mary. She is survived by one sister, Ann Klikus, La Veta; three sons: Douglas Hoyer, Coupeville, Wash., John Hoyer, Concrete, Wash. and Mark Hoyer, Tulsa, Okla; three daughters: Marie Roye and Donna Preston, both of Fort Morgan, and Georgia Ota, Wheat Ridge; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Helena Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Larry Kaiser officiating. Jolliffe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Hoyle, Neta Ree
Neta Ree Fick Hoyle - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 5, 2007 - Neta Ree Hoyle July 21, 1921 - Aug 2, 2007. Neta Ree Hoyle died peacefully at home Thursday, August 2, 2007 in Ellicott. She was born July 2, 1921 to Arnold and May Fick in Healy, Kansas. Neta married Ralph Hoyle on January 20, 1941 who preceded her in death on February 25, 1994. She was a member of the Ellicott Extension Homemakers Club. Two of the many things Neta was well known for were her cooking and her love for people. She was able to use her abilities at Ellicott School, Pee Wee's Café and Platte Furniture. Neta was a loved member of the Ellicott community. Her greatest love was her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her little dog Puff. She is survived by six sons: Everett (Coleen) of Montrose, Colorado, Leland (Wendy), Wes (Debbie), Mike (Rhonda) and Duane all of Ellicott, Colorado, and Marty (Rose) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four daughters: Marilynn (Joe) Sopko of Pueblo, Colorado, Reatha (Steve) Mendenhall, of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, Nancy (Ron) Meiklejohn and Ann (Mark) Jardine of Ellicott, Colorado. She also loved her 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister Nina Quance and brother Wendell Fick. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Howard Fick and great-grandson Ian. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, both at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Burial will follow at Calhan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in mom's name may be made to Frontier Hospice or the Ellicott Extension Homemakers Club.

Hoyle, Ralph E.
Ralph E. Hoyle - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 27, 1994 - Ralph E. Hoyle, 75, of Ellicott, a retired rancher, farmer and heavy equipment operator who had worked with the Santa Fe Railroad in La Junta, died Feb. 25, 1994, at a local hospital. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., with the Rev. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Calhan Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Hoyle was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Dwight, Kan., to Webster and Sylvia (Stewart) Hoyle, who are deceased. He was married Jan. 21, 1941, in Raton, N.M., to Neta Ree Fick, who survives. He also is survived by six sons, Everett R. of Littleton and Leland W., Wesley A., Martin W., Michael E. and Duane C., all of Ellicott; four daughters, Marilynn K. Sopko of Pueblo, Reatha J. Mendenhall of Cheyenne Wells, Nancy A. Meiklejohn of Ellicott and Ann R. Jardine of Bellfountain, Ore; three sisters, Elizabeth Wafler of Council Grove, Kan., Helen Hunter of Junction City, Kan., and Laura Montgomery of Indianapolis; two brothers, Charles of Manhattan, Kan., and Ernest of Junction City; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Harvey, and a sister, Catherine Bantam. Mr. Hoyle served in the Navy from 1941 to 1945. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5221 in Calhan, the Holtwood Gun Club and the Moose Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 5221, Calhan 80808, or to the Holtwood Gun Club, Rush 80833.

Hoyt, Orlo G. B.
Orlo G. B. Hoyt - Brandon Bell - July 16, 1915 - Orlo G. B. Hoyt, 26, a Santa Fe switchman, was cut in two when he fell under a string of cars at the Martin street crossing in Pueblo.

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