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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Jecmen, Robert Joseph
Robert Jospeh (Tiny) Jecmen – Pueblo Chieftain - October 04, 1997 - Robert Joseph (Tiny) Jecmen, 66, passed away Oct. 1, 1997. He was born in Chicago, Ill., July 1, 1931. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, April. He was a Pueblo resident since 1969 and retired from CF&I. He was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Alice Jecmen- brother, David C. (Raynel) Jecmen of Jenison, Mich.- son, Robert W. (Sheryl) Jecmen of Pueblo- stepson, Joe (Kristy) Eagles of Wisconsin- stepdaughter, Anne (Brian) Johnson of California- adopted son, Skip (Pat) DeNise of Pueblo- 11 grandchildren- two great-grandchildren- as well as nieces and nephews and special friends, Steve and Cuca Lumbert. will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association in his memory.

Jefferson, Jack T.
Jack T. Jefferson – Pueblo Chieftain – August 22, 1984 - Jack T. Jefferson passed away Aug. 20, 1984. Husband of L. Rose Jefferson who passed away June 11, 1984. Brother of James E. (Shirley) Jefferson, Marjorie (Walter) Gardner. Mr. Jefferson was a member of BPO Elks, Lodge 90; Masonic Lodge 17, AF&AM; the Southern Colorado Consistory; Al Kaly Shrine, and the Order of Eastern Star Fidelity Chapter 144. Rose Croix service, 10 a.m. Thursday at the graveside in Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, contributions may be made to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo 81002. Family will receive friends at the cemetery. If it rains, services will be at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Jefferson, James
James Jefferson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - James Jefferson, 87, affectionately known as "Freck," departed this life May 22, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1947, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the CF&I Steel wire mill department with over 30 years service. Member of Local 2102, American Legion Post 163. Born Nov. 12, 1913, in Ears, La., to the union of Oscar and Liza (Harris) Jefferson. They precede him in death; also a sister; and son, Raymond Evans. Survived by his wife, Virginia Jefferson; daughters, Rose and Barbara Jefferson; grandson, Val (Jeannie) White; one great-grandchild, Valshima Jean White; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At Mr. Jefferson's request, cremation has taken place. No formal service.

Jeffries, Con
Con Jeffries - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Con Jeffries, born Dec. 7, 1944, passed away Jan. 29, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Erle Con and Lorraine Jeffries; his grandparents, aunts and uncles. Survived by his sisters, Bonnie Morton, Trish (Rick) Charest, Kathy (Rick) Garcia; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Missy) Morton, Christin (Alfie) Kottenstette, Jeremy (Heather) Leal, Aaron (Tabitha) Leal, Caroline Garcia, Nicolle (Eric) Smith, Nicholas (Audrey) Garcia, Matthew Garcia, Jessie Garcia, Annie Garcia; many great-nieces, nephews and several cousins; and his longtime faithful friends. Con graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and French, and from the University of Syracuse in New York with a master's degree in music. Con was a kind and gentle person, as well as a gifted teacher, musician, pianist and composer who loved to laugh. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, followed by the rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese.

Jeka, James Allen
James Allen Jeka - Huerfano World - October 11, 1990 - James A. Jeka, 48, of Walsenburg, died suddenly at his home Sept. 30, 1990. Born Aug. 2, 1942 in Hammond, IN, after graduation from school in Illinois he entered the Navy serving for five years during the Viet Nam War. After his release from the Navy In 1968, he came to Pueblo where he worked at CF&I Steel Mill for 21 years. He was married to the former Billie June Arnold Mar. 10, 1979 in Pueblo and came to Walsenburg the year after. He was a member of the United Steel Worker's Union, Local #2102 in Pueblo and St. Mary Church. Survivors Include his wife Billie June, two children, Teri and James, all of the family home; his parents Edward Jeka and Virginia Jeka, Calumet City, IL; brothers and sisters, Arlene Wojcik, Lansing, IL, Tom Jeka and Steve Jeka, both of Calumet City, Sandra Michaels, Highland, IN and Bettyjean Zappia, Morris, IL; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and one grand-niece. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday from St. Mary Church. Cremation followed. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jellbacher, Babtiste
Babtiste, Jellbacher - Record Journal of Douglas County - February 19, 1915 – Mr. Jellbacher Dies in Pueblo. Babtiste Jellbacher, who became insane over five years ago and was taken to the asylum at Pueblo, died there last Sunday, and the body was brought home the next day. It is the termination of a sad affair indeed. He received the best care that science could offer, but never could be relieved. It has been a hard struggle indeed for the wife and five children, the oldest of whom was only twelve years of age at the time Mr. Jellbacher lost his mind. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church on Wednesday at ten thirty o'clock. Father Clark of Denver having charge, and burial was made at the Castle Rock cemetery.

Jenkins, C. B.
C. B. Jenkins – Telluride Journal – August 5, 1909 – Judge M. L. Brown today received notice that C. B. Jenkins, the former Telluride manager of the American Carpet company store, who was committed to the insane asylum at Pueblo April 5, had died in that institution, his death taking place a day or two ago. He had been at the asylum almost four months. Note: Other articles refer to him as B. C. Jenkins.

Jenkins, Delmar C.
Delmar C. Jenkins - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 1998 - Delmar C. Jenkins, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 11, 1998. Preceded in death by his wife, Eunice, in 1997. Survived by son, Bobby Jenkins. Graveside inurnment, Tuesday, 11 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. At his request, cremation.

Jenkins, John
John Jenkins - Walsenburg World – August 19, 1921 – Page 1 - American Legion to Bury Bodies of Heroes Brought Home to Rest - Bodies of two of Huerfano county's boys who gave the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country arrived in the city Thursday evening. The train was met by the local Post of the America Legion and the bodies taken to Furphy's undertaking parlors, from where they were taken to their homes. The bodies were shipped from Jersey City on the 14th at 12:40 a.m. where they landed from France. Both boys were killed in action. John Jenkins was a _______ Company H, 109th Infantry, and was killed in action Oct. 8, 1918, during the Argonne-Meuse Offensive. Mike H. Duzenack was a member of Company C, Eighth Machine Gun Battalion, Third Division, and was killed in action during the Argonne-Meuse Offensive. The bodies are in charge of Huerfano Post No.16, American Legion, and at a meeting Wednesday night final arrangements were made for burial. Every ex-service man in the county is asked to step into line and pay his last respects to those who gave the supreme sacrifice. It is with sympathy and pride that the local Post asks the citizens of the county to turn out and pay their respects to their hero dead. The bodies will lay in state at the Court House from 10:00 o'clock Sunday morning. The funerals will be held separately in the afternoon because of their church conference at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. The funeral for Mike Duzenack will be held at 1:30 p.m. from the porch of the court house, from where the body will be escorted to the Catholic church for funeral services there, after which burial will be made to the Catholic Cemetery by the American Legion. The funeral of John Jenkins will be from the porch of the Court House at 3:30 p.m. from where the body will be escorted to the Methodist church for services & after church services burial will be made in the Masonic Cemetery by the American Legion.

Jenkins, Lorraine
Lorraine Patterson Jenkins - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1984 - Lorraine Patterson Jenkins, Pueblo resident for the past five years, and California resident for 25 years prior to her moving to Pueblo, passed away Feb. 6, 1984. Mrs. Jenkins is survived by her mother, Helen J. Patterson; two sisters, DeNeice Patterson and Evelyn (Bernie) Thompson; a niece, Patte (Roger) Quintana; and two nephews, Steven Thompson and Michael (Diane) Thompson, all of Pueblo; two great-nephews and several aunts and cousins. Cremation. Graveside memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Herbert Clark officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the charity of their choice.

Jenkins, Ruth Patricia
Ruth Patricia Jenkins - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2003 - Ruth Patricia Jenkins passed from this life on Aug. 6, 2003, at age 82. Born in Cody, Wyo., she homesteaded property outside Douglas, Wyo., before returning to Cody and Casper, Wyo., to attend school. She graduated with distinction from Arizona State University with a degree in education/art, and a minor in history. She taught school in Caracas, Venezuela, Tempe, Ariz., and Pueblo, Colo. Mrs. Jenkins served as Pueblo County superintendent of schools for 11 years. She then sold real estate, and served as administrator of the Pueblo Therapy Center. Pat served with numerous local, national and international organizations, including the Assistance League of Pueblo, AAUW, Zonta International, The Pueblo Art Guild, and Alpha Mu Delta. She loved painting, art, music, dancing, bridge, jokes, a casual lifestyle and good conversation. Pat Jenkins had many wonderful qualities; one of her most profound was this: Pat Jenkins could give without loving, but she could not love without giving. Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her parents, Faye J. and Sarah M. Hiscock; her husband, Pueblo attorney Jack Jenkins; and sister, Dorothy Fifiield. Her survivors include her daughter, Sarah P. (Sally) Jenkins; son, J.P.R. (Randy) Jenkins; granddaughter, Kristin Skye Hoffmann; niece and great-nephew, Nancy R. and K.C. Rayburn. Mrs. Jenkins also leaves many family and friends. The family requests no food or flowers. Pat asked that any donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Memorial service, noon Monday, Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th Street and Grand Avenue, Pueblo, Colo.

Jenkins, Vivienne F.
Vivienne F. Jenkins - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2001 - Age 81 of Pueblo West, was called home Feb. 9, 2001. Survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Fred J. Jenkins; children, Fred J. (Sandra) Jenkins, and Judith A. O'Rourke; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; also survived by numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ora Fulton; brother, Oran; twin brother, Carl; and sister, Beth. Vivienne enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, painting and sewing. She was a compassionate person always helping other people and enjoying life to the fullest. Memorial service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd. Burial will take place later in Springfield, Ore.

Jenkins, William G.
William G. Jenkins - Westland News - January 29, 1920 - William G. Jenkins, one of the three surviving members of the famous light brigade which took part in the bloody battle of Balaklava, in the Crimea, made famous by Tennyson's poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” died at Pueblo. He was 90 years old.

Jenkinson, Alvin M.
Alvin M. "Tex" Jenkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2006 - Alvin M. "Tex" Jenkinson passed away April 17, 2006, at his home in Trinidad, Colo. Tex was born Oct. 26, 1930, in Lamar, Colo. One of seven children, born to James and Ruby Jenkinson, he moved with his family to Trinidad at an early age. In 1959, he and his wife, Virginia, moved to Holly where they lived until returning to Trinidad in 2004. He was employed as a signalman for the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years before his retirement. Tex is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia of Trinidad; children, James, Jenkinson, Alvin Jenkinson Jr., and Deborah (Stanley) Berry; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; his brother, Clyde; and sisters, Norma and Betty. At his request, no viewing or public service. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 733 Stonewall Ave, Trinidad, CO, 81082.

Jenkinson, David O.
David O. Jenkinson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2003 - David O. Jenkinson , 79, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 18, 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born March 19, 1924 in Omak, Wash., to Frank and Rosie Jenkinson who preceded him. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, D. Jane Jenkinson; children, Janet (Rev. B.J.) Worthen, Jeri (Larry F.) Moore, John (Joan) Jenkinson, Joan (Dennis) Musick; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, France (Gordon) Hagen and Shirley (Robert) Taylor. Cremation has taken place per his request. Memorial service Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003 at 2:00 p.m., Pueblo Christian Center.

Jenner, Anna
Miss Anna Jenner – Pueblo Chieftain – September 9, 1938 – Miss Anna Jenner funeral services our chapel Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 10 o'clock Holy Trinity Church. Rev. C. D. Evans officiating. T. G. McCarthy & Sons, Inc.

Jennings, E. J. Byrd
E. J. Byrd Jennings – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: E. J. Byrd Jennings is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. E. J. Byrd Jennings: American, age 17, single. He was a “motorman” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. The newspaper lists him as “Bert” Jennings, the “weight boss.” Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Jennings, Florence A.
Florence A. (Pool) Jennings - Pueblo Chieftain - April 9, 1987 - Florence A. (Pool) Jennings passed away April 6, 1987, in Amarillo, Texas. Survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Alice Pool; brothers and sisters, Richard (Shirley) Pool, Donna (Gary) Sears, Ruthie (Brian) Van Dielen, Jim Ray (Susie) Pool and George Pool; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Crone and Mrs. Florence Woodyard. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, James Pool, in 1983. Born April 5, 1958, in Pueblo and was a resident of Amarillo for the past 10 years. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Duke Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Rye.

Jennings, James D.
James D. Jennings - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2000 - James D. Jennings, 48, passed away June 5, 2000, in Hugoton, Kan. Survived by daughters, Dori (Shane) Nichols and Jeana (Willie) Rodrigues; son, Jake Jennings; grandchildren, Corey and Shaelynn Nichols; and sister, Sandy (Albert) Proctor. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Jennings, John J.
John J. Jennings - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 1998 - John J. Jennings passed away Sept. 1, 1998, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 26, 1920, in St. Clair, Mo., to John Jennings and Maude Asplin Jennings. John was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during WWII. No public viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Jennings, Ruby J.
Ruby Josephine Jennings - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2003 - Ruby Josephine Jennings, 81, of Gallup, N.M. Passed away Friday, June 20, 2003, at the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital in Gallup, N.M., after a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Glen Jennings; parents, James Arthur and Ruby Blanche Grady; brother, James Grady; and sisters, Thomasine Kolbezen, Frances (Grady) Marco and Lillian Peate. Survived by daughter, Madeline Jennings of Gallup, N.M.; and brother, George Grady of Denver, Colo. Also survived by nieces, Pauline Havens and Alicia Sukle; nephews, Glen Grady and James Grady III. Services were held on Monday, June 23, 2003, 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, Gallup, N.M. Pastor Layloni Drake officiating. Arrangements by Rollie Mortuary Inc., 401 E. Nizhoni Boulevard, Gallup, N.M. 87301, (505) 863-4452. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McKinley County Humane Society, P.O. Box 550, Gallup, NM 87301 or the Upper Tomichi Historical Society, c/o Margaret Esslinger, Sargents, CO 81248. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Pallbearers, Bob Even, Walt Havens, John Korber, Johnny Liptak, Duillio Stricca and Tom Sukle; honorary pallbearer, George Grady. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Jensen, Kelly D.
Kelly D. Jensen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2001 - Passed away Feb. 18, 2001, at her home in Pueblo. Kelly was born Sept. 20, 1957, in Mobridge, S.D., and had been a Pueblo resident since 1991. She was employed at Quest for many years. Kelly is survived by her sister, Kim Gisi; her brothers, Kenneth (Debra) Jensen and Kyle (Beth) Jensen; and her stepmother, Valynn Jensen, all of Mobridge, S.D.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her special friends, Joe and Tracy Perez and their family. Kelly will lie in state at the mortuary from noon until service time on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will be held in the Greenwood Cemetery in Mobridge, S.D.

Jensen, L. P.
L. P. Jensen – Basalt Journal – August 16, 1902 – Thirteen men lost their lives in the late coal mine explosion at Bowen. The last bodies recovered were those of Joe Gordon, colored; L. P. Jensen and Oscar Burg.

Jensen, Levon
Levon Jensen – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – July 29, 1973 - Pueblo Man Dies in Crash on I-25 – A 34-year-old Pueblo man died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at the scene of a one-car accident four miles from Fountain on Interstate 25, the State Patrol reported. Levon Jensen, 1823 Berkley St., Pueblo, driving alone in a car towing a small trailer, died of a broken neck sustained in the accident. He was pronounced dead at 3:25 a.m. by Deputy Coroner Clarence West. The investigating State Patrolmen reported the vehicle was traveling north on the highway at a high rate of speed, when Jensen lost control causing the vehicle to run off the roadway into the median for 490 feet. The vehicle then went back and forth across the highway into the medians on both sides until it flipped end over end for 54 feet. The car then went into a spin and rolled over 1 ˝ times coming to rest on its top. The towed trailer was also demolished. It became disconnected from the car shortly after the initial impact. Jensen was ejected from the vehicle at the last roll over. He was thrown 435 feet. Sgt. Jake Abendschan and State Patrolman Richard C. Cecetka investigated.

Jensen, Mabel
Mabel Jensen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2005 - Mabel Jensen, 104, passed away May 16, 2005. Mabel was born Oct. 28, 1900, in Oakdale, Neb., and spent most of her life in Colorado. Preceded in death by most of her family, including her brother, John. Surviving Mabel are her half sister, Nona Barnes of Plainview, Neb.; niece, Fern Bliven of Folsom, Calif.; nephew, Folmer Sogaard of Centralia, Wash.; and other nieces, nephews and special friends. At Mabel's request, there will be no service and she requested no flowers. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; both at the funeral home. Those who wish may make donations in her name to Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO, 81001. Mabel was very fond of animals and had many pets. Interment will take place at Roselawn Cemetery.

Jensen, Marie C.
Marie C. Jensen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1986 - Marie C. Jensen, late of 30219 Hillside Road, passed away Feb. 24, 1986, in Apache Junction, Ariz. Mrs. Jensen is survived by her husband, Kenneth Jensen, of the family home; two daughters, Lois (Dale) Sinks and Martha (John) Connor, and one son, Kenneth (Trudy) Jensen, all of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Marthis Heinzman of Albuquerque, N.M., Herbert Heinzman of Spokane, Wash., and William J. Heinzman of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Ross Purinton officiating. Cremation. The family may be contacted at 1554 Lane 42.

Jensen, Maybelle A.
Maybelle A. Jensen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2006 - Maybelle A. Jensen, 84, passed away April 19, 2006. Born Feb. 4, 1922, in Gardner, Colo., to Fredrick and Clemmeza Reed, who preceded her in death; along with her loving husband, George M.; five sisters and four brothers. Survived by two sisters, Mayree Dougherty, age 103, of Lamar, Colo., Loretta Swetnam of Pueblo, Colo.; children, Marjorie (Dean) Huddleston of Pueblo, Colo., Candy Georgia (Richard) Droz of Buena Vista, Bud WR (Janet) Jensen of Mustang, Okla., Larry Jensen of Pueblo, Helen (Gene) Poe of Salinas, Calif., Barbara Wood of Las Vegas, Nev., Ann (Dan) Taylor, Randy (Sara Jane) Jensen, both of Aurora, Colo.; 20 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Maybelle was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favorite charity in Maybelle's name.

Jensen, Roger T.
Roger T. Jensen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2000 - Roger T. Jensen, age 91, born Nov. 22, 1908, passed away July 6, 2000. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Charlotte Jensen in 1983; parents, Paul and Ella Jensen; brother, Julius Jensen; and sister, Elsie Harrington. He is survived by daughter, Dawn (Hank) Germ, Pueblo; and grandchildren, Darla (Paul) Beauchaine, Colorado Springs, and Cindy Germ, Plano, Texas. Also survived by special friends, Betty and Dick Crawford and family, Irving, Texas. Roger was a longtime resident of Pueblo and Fowler. Roger was a United States Navy veteran where he played in the Navy Band. He was a retired painting contractor and enjoyed bowling and all types of sporting events. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel followed by cremation, Almont Crematory.

Jensen, Walter LeGrande
Walter LeGrande (Scotty) Jensen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - Walter LeGrande (Scotty) Jensen, age 92, was united with his parents, James P. Jensen and Lettie M. Stevens on Friday, Feb. 24, 2006. He passed away in Orem, Utah. Walter was born in Sanford, Colo. on Jan. 10, 1914. Walter and Anna Mae Haynie were married in the Provo, Utah Temple on May 20, 1977. In later years they served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in South Carolina, and a temple mission in Denver, Colo. Scotty was a devout member of the church all his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Leila, Marba, Melva, Faye, and Ardell, a brother, James, and granddaughter Kristyn Zenger. He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae of Pleasant Grove, Utah, step-children Patricia (Paul) Zenger of Littleton, Colo., Sandra (Gary) Heaton of American Fork, Utah, and Gary (Terrilyn) White of Murietta, Calif., as well as 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also, a sister Josephine (Cliff) Johnson of Bountiful, Utah, a brother Wesley (Elaine) Stevens of Mesa, Ariz., a brother-in-law, John Miner of Monte Vista, Colo., and many nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home in Orem, Utah. There will also be a viewing at Rogers Family Mortuary in Manassa, Colo., on Friday, March 3, 2006, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Sanford LDS Chapel on Saturday, March 4, 2006, beginning at 10 a.m. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Sanford Cemetery. Donations may be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund in lieu of flowers.

Jensen, Wayne N.
Wayne N. Jensen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2006 - Wayne N. Jensen, 80, passed away April 25, 2006. Preceded in death by his son, Billy Jensen. Survived by his loving wife, Margery Eileen (Corliss) Hedges-Jensen; daughter, Marge Jensen; stepdaughter, Karen Metzger; grandchildren, Jason, Jered, Joseph, Jacob, Baxter, Candice Stephens, Brianna and Cody Hankla; five great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Sylvia Baldwin, Grayce Powell and Elwyn Jensen; and numerous nieces and nephews. Wayne was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 50 years and also Oddfellows. He was a member of Pueblo Horseshoe League and attended many tournaments. He also enjoyed bowling and traveling with his wife. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Contribution may be made to the American Heart Association, 1280 S. Parker Road, Denver, CO 80231-2100.

Jensen-Ruse, Kalynn
Kalynn Jensen-Ruse - Sidney Sun-Telegraph – February 14, 2004 – Teena Kalynn Jensen-Ruse, 1964-2003. Teena Kalynn Jensen-Ruse, 39, Billings, Mont., died Aug. 21, 2003 of irreversible liver disease at Decanis Billings Hospital. A memorial service was held Aug. 26 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Gunnison, Colo. Memorials may be sent to Tim Jensen, 29 Crocus Road, Gunnison, CO 81320. Funds will be divided among the Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Teena Jensen-Ruse Medical Expense Fund. Teena was born March 8, 1964 in Sidney, the daughter of Eileen and Tim Jensen. She attended grade school and two years of high school in Sidney. Teena moved with her family in 1980 to Gunnison where she graduated from high school in 1982. She then attended Bauder College in Arlington, Texas for one year. Teena spent several years selling oriental rugs in Denver, Colo., Columbus, Ohio and New York City. She married David Leu on June 25, 1992. Teena returned to Colorado following the couple's divorce. On Nov. 15, 1998 Teena married Richard Ruse. She was diagnosed with liver failure in February of 1999 and placed on the transplant list in April of that same year. Teena and Richard moved to Billings in November of 2001. Survivors include her husband, Richard of Billings; parents, Tim and Eileen Jensen of Gunnison; brothers, Terryl and Shawn Jensen of Monte Vista, Colo. and Timmy and Shelly Jensen of La Veta, Colo.; grandmother, Dollie Jensen of North Platte, Neb.; one niece; two nephews; step-nieces and nephews; stepchildren; a step-grandson and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Tim E. Jensen; aunt, Elaine Moench; a cousin and several uncles.

Jenson, L. P.
L. P. Jenson – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: L. P. Jenson is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. L. P. Jenson: Danish, age 29, single. He was a miner for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." See for in depth coverage of this disaster. Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as L. H. Jesen and L. P. Jensen.

Jeppsen, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Fairchild Jeppsen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2006 - Dorothy E. Fairchild Jeppsen, 93, passed away Jan. 1, 2006. She is survived by two daughters, Marlene (LeOris) Ross and Mary Jane (Raymond) Burton, both of Pueblo, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a loving, caring mother loved by all who knew her. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, First Church of the Nazarene. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Jeppsen, Vern O.
Vern O. Jeppsen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2005 - Vern O. Jeppsen, 84, passed away March 2, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Dorothy Jeppsen; stepdaughters, Marlene (LeOris) Ross and Mary Jane (Raymond) Burton, both of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren. Vern served in the Army during WWII. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, at First Church of the Nazarene. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Jeramillo, Charles
Charles Jaramillo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2001 - Charles Jaramillo, 77, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord, June 21, 2001. Born Jan. 11, 1924, in Gardner, Colo. Owner, CEO, of Don Carlos Mexican Foods. Preceded in death by his parents, Anastacio and Margarita Jaramillo. Survived by wife of 52 years, Alice M. Jaramillo; children, Gerald (Kathy) Jaramillo, Jacksonville, Fla., Duane (Cynthia Sandoval) Jaramillo and Ken (Judy) Jaramillo, Pueblo; grandchildren, Chantel (J.D.) Webber, Charelle (Nick) Jaramillo-Gallegos, Brittany, Taylor Carter, Jordan, Tera and Steven Sandoval. Charles was a prominent businessman who was well-known throughout the Pueblo and Beulah areas. He owned and operated Don Carlos Restaurant for 28 years. Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Charles enjoyed his weekends in Beulah, his summer home. He also enjoyed his customers and friends who frequented his restaurant. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Celebrant, Most Rev. Bishop Arthur Tafoya. Entombment, Imperial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Jerman, Albert J.
Albert J. Jerman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2001 - Albert J. Jerman, 84, passed away Oct. 10, 2001. He was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve, in 1997. Survived by son, Albert A. (Kimberly) Jerman, Englewood; brothers, John A. Jerman, Wheat Ridge, and Richard (Vera) Jerman, Pueblo. He is also survived by four sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Jerman was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII and received the Silver Star. He was also a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services will be held at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Jerman, Catherine
Catherine Jerman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1907 - Died Thursday, March 7, 1907, Catherine, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Jerman, of 321 Palm street. The funeral will take place Saturday at 2 o'clock from the family residence and at 2:30 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in Roselawn.

Jerman, Genevieve E.
Genevieve E. Jerman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1997 - Genevieve E. Jerman, passed away Sept. 27, 1997, in Littleton, Colo. Wife of Albert J. Jerman and mother of Albert Andrew Jerman. Also survived by sisters, Mary Halligan, Matilda Stravia, Emma Jean Kastelic and Helen Plute- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1997, 7 p.m., Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, Colo., and funeral Mass, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, 11 a.m., St. Patrick Church, Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida St., Denver, Colo., 80224.

Jerman, Matt
Matt Jerman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1926 – Matt Jerman, age 46 years, died September 24 at a local hospital.  Body at the George F. McCarthy Funeral home.  Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1926 - The funeral of Matt Jerman will take place Tuesday morning at 9:15 from the late residence, 332 Michigan and from St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock.  The interment will be made in the family plot at Roselawn.  The body will lie in state from 3 until 9 p.m. today at the George F. McCarthy funeral chapel.

Jerman, Vera
Vera Jerman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2001 - Vera Jerman passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 20, 2001. Born April 30, 1918, in Braham, Minn. Preceded in death by her parents, Katherine and Jack Findley; sisters, Katherine Henshaw, Florence Reed and Jean Otto; brothers, John Findley and Robert Bruce Findley. Survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Richard “Dick” Jerman; and children, Patricia Wetherbee, Boulder, Nita Wetherbee-Stephenson, Cheyenne, Wyo., Rick (Betsy) Jerman, Pueblo, Mary Kay (Richard) Fellion, Black Forest, Debbie (Richard) Pollock, Leadville, and Sheila (Mark) Klock, Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Lorraine Sternberger and Dorothy Wilson, California, and Ella Golod, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Armand Jerman, Wheatridge; friend, Evelyn Holloway, Colorado Springs; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special niece, Barbara Meister Bender of New York. Vera was a longtime member of the Pueblo Chapter Sweet Adelines. She loved to sing, dance and perform. She choreographed many Sweet Adeline musicals, sang in the quartet “Harmony Express,” and served as one-time president of that organization. Vera was a lovely, caring, creative and witty individual and had a flair for creating a “look” with costumes. At home, she served as vice president of the family business, Jerman Trenching and Excavating. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and everyone loved her. She will be greatly missed by all. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, and Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.

Jersin, Albert L.
Albert L. Jersin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2001 - Albert L. Jersin, 85, born July 7, 1915, passed away April 2, 2001. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Jersin; children, Mary A. (Michael) Murphy and Nancy L. Krasovec; grandchildren, Joseph (Anna) Krasovec, Katherine Krasovec; great-grandchildren, Jack Krasovec and Caroline Krasovec; special friends, Bill and Helen Davis; special niece, Patty Hegler; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Albert was a proud member of the Kiwanis Club, BPOE No. 90 and Nocturnal Adoration Society. He was the owner of Jersin Construction and built St. Mary Church, where his funeral services will be held. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and was very proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viewing, Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of donors' choice through the funeral home.

Jersin, Dora Jean
Dora Jean Jersin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 1998 - Dora Jean Jersin, passed away Feb. 18, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Jersin. Survived by her son, James (Gisela) Jersin, Leesville, La. Grandmother of Jennifer and James Jr. Also survived by sister, Shirley Mae Dennis, Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Juanita (Edward) Butkovich, Pueblo and Theresa (Paul) Papish, Colorado Springs- many loving nieces and nephews as well as her bowling and bingo buddies. Mrs. Jersin was a member of St. Mary Church parish and a charter member of TREA Auxiliary Chapter No. 20. Viewing, Friday, 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 11 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to the TREA Scholarship Fund or to the St. Mary Prayer Garden.

Jersin, John B.
John B. Jersin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 2006 - John B. Jersin, 87, beloved companion and soul mate of Ann Scherbak; brother of Edward M. (Wilda) Jersin; brother-in-law of Rose A. Jersin; went home to his Heavenly Father on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2006. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and their families, as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rafaela Jersin; brothers, Albin, Joseph, Stanley and Ralph. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Pueblo; and went to work for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad for 12 years. In 1959 he joined his brother, Joseph, as a barber in The Jersin's Barber Shop on Evans Avenue, where he barbered for 37 years before his retirement in 1996. John was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic church, and was proud of his Slovenian heritage and his Catholic faith. He was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Fraternal Order of the Eagles (FOE). He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Peter and Paul. John's life was well-lived, and he enjoyed dancing and visiting with his family. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Services in celebration of his life, rosary at 9:30 a.m. Friday, and Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2006; both at St. Mary Catholic Church, 317 E. Mesa. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends immediately following the burial services at a reception in the basement in St. Mary Catholic Church. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made in John's memory, to the St. Mary Prayer Garden.

Jersin, John L.
John L. Jersin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2002 - Born in Pueblo, Aug. 14, 1911, died Jan. 11, 2002. Preceded by his wife, Jessie; his daughter, Mary Beth Hanson; two sons, Thomas and Jack Jersin; and two grandsons, J. Thad Lacy and Richard Hanson. Survived by his sister, Betty Hund; and by his daughter, Jeanne Lacy of Arizona; grandchildren, John, Christopher and Michael Lacy, Rene D. Martinson, Ann Marie Lacy, Linette J. Trow, Lisa Mead and Holly Hanson. Also survived by nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. John was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was co-owner of J & G Grocery and owner of the Top O Town Restaurant. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pueblo. Military honors will be performed by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Jersin, Mary
Mary Jersin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 30, 2005 - Mary Jersin, 88, born March 23, 1917, in Yugoslavia, passed away Oct. 22, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert L. Jersin. Survived by daughters, Nancy Lee Krasovec and Mary (Mike Murphy) Sullivan; grandchildren, Joseph John Krasovec III and Kathryn Anne Krasovec; and great-grandchildren, Jack and Caroline Krasovec. She is also survived by special friends, Helen and Bill Davis and Judy and Jon Drake; special niece, Patti Hegler and other special nieces and nephews. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and was the best wife, mother and grandmother who put her needs after others. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a devoted Catholic who dearly loved God. At her request there will be no viewing. Funeral Mass 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice in Mary's memory.

Jersin, Ralph A
Ralph A. Jersin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 14, 2006 - Ralph A. Jersin, 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, departed this life June 11, 2006, in Salida, Colo. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Emma, in 1990; parents, Joseph and Rafaela Jersin; brothers, Joseph, Stanley and Albin Jersin. He is survived by his children, Peg (Dr. David) Arnett, David A. Jersin, and Paul Jersin; grandchildren, Scott, Erin, Daniel, Shawna, Tracie, Devin, and Chelsie; brothers, John and Edward Jersin; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Ralph proudly served his country as a military policeman in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during WWII. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Pueblo, where he continued employment at the CF&I Steel Mill. Ralph retired from the CF&I after 46 years of service from the 14-inch department. He belonged to the VFW Post No. 8898; was a member of St. Joseph Alter Society and Parish; was a charter member at St. Joseph Church since 1955. He was a devout Catholic, who believed in and raised his family in St. Joseph Catholic Church since relocating to Blende in 1952. He also was a member of the Western Slovenian Association. Ralph farmed and ranched the St. Charles Mesa for 53 years. His passion for agriculture developed as a young man, and continues today through the efforts of his family. When Ralph wasn't calving his heifers, he was baking pizzells and apple potica for visitors. Ralph's life was well lived. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life, 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2006, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Donations may be made in memory of Ralph to the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blende, Colo., through the funeral home.

Jersin, Stanley Joseph
Stanley Joseph Jersin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2006 - Stanley Joseph Jersin, 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, departed this life on May 13, 2006. He was born on Jan. 10, 1915, in Pueblo, Colo., to immigrant Slovenian parents, Joseph and Rafaela (Vidmar) Jersin. He is survived by his loving wife and faithful companion of 66 years, Rose (Zaletel) Jersin; and two daughters, Mary Ann Barker of Pueblo, and Patricia (Kirtley) Long of Colorado Springs, and their families. He truly loved his family and was so proud of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and had a strong relationship with them. He is survived by his grandchildren, John R Barker Jr., Carol (Dave) Cosby, Dr. Joe Barker (Erin), all of Pueblo, along with Janine (Scott) Vinsonhaler of Boise, Idaho, James (Tina) Barker of Loveland, Colo., and Tim (Norrie) Kirtley of Divide, Colo. He also is survived by his 12 great-grandchildren, who helped fill his heart with joy and fun, Austin, Caitlin, Sarah, Connor and Isabella Vinsonhaler, Jacob and Jessica Barker, Chelsey and Meagan Cosby and Taren, Malina and Logan Kirtley. In addition, Stanley is survived by three brothers, Ralph, John and Edward Jersin, all of Pueblo; as well as Dorothy and Carl Zele of Denver, Colo., and Fay and Ray Petros and Myrtle Zaletel, along with their families and numerous nieces and nephews. Stanley was employed at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation (CF&I) for 40 years. He loved life and lived it to the fullest, enjoying fishing trips to his cabin in Lake San Isabel, gardening, playing cards as well as attending polka dances. Stanley was proud of his Slovenian heritage and was a faithful servant of God. He shared his faith and loving commitment with his family. A longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Stanley also belonged to the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) and the Elks Lodge No. 90. He was active in the community, loved to sing and dance. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rafaela Jersin; his twin brother, Albin; and brother, Joseph Jersin; and grandson, Dustin Kirtley. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of his life, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18, 2006, St. Mary Catholic Church, 317 E. Mesa. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends in his honor in the basement of St. Mary Catholic Church immediately following the burial service.

Jesik, Anne
Anne Jesik - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2006 - Anne Jesik, 92, departed this life on Jan. 5, 2006. Born in Farell, Pa., on Nov. 11, 1913. Beloved mother to Marlene Mihelich of Colorado Springs; grandmother to Mark Mihelich and Todd (Bonnie) Mihelich; and great-grandmother to Lucas Mihelich, all of Pueblo. Sister to Louis (Rose) Solich of Pueblo West, Lucille Jesik of Pueblo, and Dorothy Redabaugh of Colorado Springs; and aunt to many nephews and nieces and their families. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry; and brother, George Solich. Anne was a master weaver whose handwoven rugs won many awards, and are treasured by collectors, friends and family. She worked with her brothers for many years at the Tip Top Tavern and the Lake Shore. Later she had garage sales and still had many friends she met there. Special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, and caregivers, Judy, Kelly, Rennie and Carol; and neighbors, Rhonda King and Joyce Kocman. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Trisagion, 7 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Johns Greek Orthodox Church, 1010 Spruce St., Pueblo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Johns Greek Orthodox Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Anne's memory. Reception to follow burial. Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2006 - Anne Jesik. Also survived by sister-in-law, Doni Solich. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 1010 Spruce St., Pueblo, Colo. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. John Greek Orthodox Church or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Anne's memory. Reception to follow burial.

Jesik, John S.
John S. "Elks" Jesik - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - John S. "Elks" Jesik, 93, Born May 9, 1912, passed away Aug. 4, 2005. Survived by children, Richard (Sharon) Jesik and Thomas (Barbara) Jesik; grandchildren, Richard II (Lara) Jesik, James Jesik, John (Vicki) Jesik, Lisa Jesik (David) Koe, Pam Rowe, Chris (Laura) Jesik; great-grandchildren, Haley, Tess, Hannah, Zachary and Andrew; sister, Dorothy Redabaugh; sisters-in-law, Bernice Elich, Dorothy Baldi, Ang Zupancic, Lucille Jesik, Ann Jesik; and numerous extended family members. Predeceased by wife, Rose Jesik; sister Mary Kastelic; and brothers, Henry and Joseph Jesik. Member of KSKJ St. Josephs Lodge No. 7, Preseren Glee Club and Holy Name Society. He was an excellent baseball player and fly fisherman and loved swimming. After retiring from the CF&I Boiler Shop in 1982, he became an avid golfer. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005. Both services at St. Mary's Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Pueblo Regent, Belmont Senior Care and Sharmar Village Care Center for the care of their father.

Jesik, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Jesik - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2003 - Joseph A. Jesik, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at his home surrounded by his entire loving family. Survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Lucille; daughters, Judy (Skip) Chandler, Mary Lou Henson (Andy Ballou), Loretta (Regis) Opferman, Cindy (Joe) Miller, Beth Ann (Kelly) Johnson and Annette (Rob) Purkey; sons, Joe (Debbie) Jesik, Bernie (Kathi) Jesik, Mark (Theresa) Jesik, Chuck (Dee) Jesik and Ken (Vivian) Jesik, all of Pueblo, and Donald (Juanita Cisneros) Jesik of Loveland; 28 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother, John Jesik; and sister, Mary Kastelic, both of Pueblo; and sister, Dorothy Redabaugh of Colorado Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter, Nancy; and brother, Henry Jesik. Joe was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1941. He served his country for four years during World War II with the U.S. Navy. He retired from the City of Pueblo Fire Department in 1980 after 30 years of service. Joe was a member of Elks Lodge No. 90, VFW Post 3641, Preseren Glee Club, St. Joseph's Lodge No. 7 and Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. At his request, Cremation, Almont Crematory. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, and memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Lodge No. 7, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to a charity of choice in care of George McCarthy Funeral Home. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

Jesik, Rose E.
Rose E. Jesik - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1999 - Rose E. Jesik, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Jan 9, 1999. Preceded in death by her parents, James and Agnes Zupancic- brothers, Victor, Joseph, Raymond, and James Zupancic- and sisters, Marie Williams, Agnes Zupancic, Angela Mikatich, Ann Wodishek and Betty Prijatel. Survived by her husband, John Jesik- sons, Richard (Sharon) Jesik, Wichita, Kan., and Thomas (Barbara) Jesik, Arvada- grandchildren, Rick (Ruth) Jesik, Jim (Sarah) Jesik, Lisa Jesik (David Koe), all of Chicago, Ill., Craig (Vicki) Jesik- their daughter, Haley, Kansas City, MS, Pamela (Rob) Rowe- their son, Zachary, Broomfield, and Chris Jesik, Arvada- sisters, Dorothy (Nick) Baldi, Lodi, Calif., and Bernice Elich, Pueblo. Also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Joe (Lucille) Jesik, Mary Kastelic, Ann Jesik, Dorothy Redabaugh, Angela Zupancic, Ann Zupancic- and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was a lifetime member of St. Mary Parish and St. Joseph's Lodge KSKJ No. 7. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held following the interment at the St. Mary Parish Basement. Memorial contributions may be made to The Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Mary Parish Prayer Garden in Rose's name, in care of the funeral home office. A special thanks to nieces Carol Peaslee, and Kathy VanLandingham and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Staff, especially Connie Medina, CNA, for all their help and support.

Jeske, Edwin J.
Erwin J. Jeske - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1998 - Erwin J. Jeske passed away Dec. 8, 1998, in Pueblo. Erwin was born in Westcliffe, on Sept. 25, 1908, and worked in the Wet Mountain Valley for several years before moving to Pueblo in 1954. He was a member of the Ascension Episcopal Church and was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for many years before retiring in 1973. Mr. Jeske served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth Jeske, in 1975- a sister, Ines Quick- and brother, Ernest Jeske. He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Jody) Jeske of Salina, Kan., Joyce Hastings of Pueblo, Sylvia Jeske of Aurora- brothers, Alfred (Helen) Jeske of Canon City, Max Jeske of Pueblo, Herbert (Edna) Jeske of Oregon, Harold Jeske of Wyoming- a sister, Erika (Emil) Voss of California- five grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, in the Ascension Episcopal Church with Rev. Ephraim Radner officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in the Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the . Contributions in memory of Mr. Jeske may be made to the Ascension Episcopal Church either direct or through the mortuary.

Jeske, Max H.
Max H. Jeske - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2005 - Max H. Jeske, passed away on March 26, 2005. Survived by his children, Ronald (Eva) Jeske, High Rolls, N.M., and Janice (James) Quirk, Lakewood, Colo. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Patti Jeske, Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Rhonda (Carl) Manning, Denise (Jon) Olsen, James D. Quirk, Erich and Shanna Jeske; sister, Ericka Voss; and brothers, Alfred and Herb Jeske. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary; and son, Raymond. Mr. Jeske was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where a memorial service will be held, 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2005. Inurnment, Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Westcliffe, Colo.

Jeske, Raymond E.
Raymond E. Jeske - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1987 - Raymond E. Jeske, July 17, 1987. Husband of Patti Jeske; father of Erich Michael Jeske, age 3 1/2 , and Shanna Lee Jeske, age 4 months; son of Max and Mary Jeske, all of Pueblo. Brother of Ronald (Eva) Jeske, Texas, and Janice (James) Quirk, Aurora. Son-in-law of Joyce Radcliff. Brother-in-law of George (Lee) Radcliff, Missouri, John Radcliff, Washington, Gloria (Dave) Tupper, Kansas, and Lynn (Richard) Martin, Kentucky. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Raymond graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1972, attended Pueblo Community College for two years and was a Pueblo city policeman. He was chairman of Pueblo Police Bingo for two years, a member of the Pueblo Police Union, Pueblo Police Association and International Brotherhood of Police Officers No. 537. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by Pastor Kenneth Klopp. Interment, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Westcliffe. Please omit food and flowers; memorial gifts may be made to the family for his children's education.

Jesse, Jaylen & Kaylen Marie
Jaylen and Kaylen Marie Jesse - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1998 - Jaylen and Kaylen Marie Jesse, newborn twins, passed away Sept. 15, 1998. They are survived by their parents, Christine and John Jesse- brothers, Jimmy and Christopher Greco- grandparents, Shirley and Bob Jesse and Marie and Frank Greco- and numerous aunts and uncles. Graveside service, 2 p.m. today, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Jessup, Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden Jessup - Denver Post - February 16, 1994 - Edward Snowden Jessup, Business president, 84 - Edward Snowden Jessup of Aurora, a business president, died Feb. 2. He was 84. A graveside service was Feb. 7 at Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. He was born Oct. 28, 1909, in St. Joseph, Mo. Jessup graduated from Stanford University. On June 23, 1939, he married Jeannette Sue Young in Santa Fe. He was president of the Implement Co. He also was president of the Colorado Hardware and Implement Association. He is survived by his wife and a sister, Ruth Longseth, Monte Vista. Contributions may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospital, c/o El Jebel Temple, 4625 W. 50th Ave., Denver 80212.

Jessup, Gwendolyn Aumogene
Gwendolyn A. Jessup - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Age 81, formerly of Pueblo, passed away after a lengthy illness in Fort Collins, Colo., on April 17, 2002. Born March 5, 1921, in Blodgett County, Mo., to the union of Vernon W. Lynn and Alice Lennan Lynn. She grew up in Pueblo, where she attended Pueblo Central High School and later married James D. “Jim” Jessup who precedes her in death. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Jessup moved to Fort Collins to be nearer to her children. She lived in Fort Collins for the majority of her remaining years, except for a brief time when she returned to Pueblo and lived at the Pueblo Regent and University Park Care Center. Gwen was active in her children's schools serving as President of PTA. She enjoyed volunteering at Lake Avenue Baptist Church and getting together with her large extended family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Gwen was a pleasure to be around and a joy to all who knew her. Besides her husband and parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Vernon W. Lynn Jr.; brothers-in-law, Sam Keep, Arnold Lilly, Stan Worrell; sisters-in-law, Ocie Edmonds, Grace Owen, Mary Bush and Lil Biehl; and niece, Shelley Taubman. She is survived by son, James David (Susan) Jessup II, parker, Colo.; daughter, Davetta R. (Steve) Delinger, Fort Collins, Colo.; stepson, Ronald D. (Wanda) Jessup, Freedom, Okla.; brother-in-law, Anthony J. "Tony" Langoni, Pueblo ; sisters, Madeline Keep, June Lilly, Ellen Langoni, all of Pueblo, and Betty Worrell of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Britnie Lynn Delinger, Joshua David Jessup, Kailey Jessup Delinger and James Derek "Jimmy" Jessup. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Jett, Jerry Clinton Sr.
Jerry Clinton Jett Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1998 - Jerry Clinton Jett Sr. of Ordway died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998. Services, 10 a.m. Friday, Crowley Community Baptist Church in Crowley, Colo. Burial in Ordway Cemetery. Memorials may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Jewell, Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Jewell - Huerfano World - November 21, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1904: Died, Mrs. Mary E. Jewell, 66, widow of Henry and sister of John B. Slone, leaving a son John E. Jewell of La Veta.

Jewell, Mary Fay
Mary Fay (Nevill) Jewell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2005 - Mary Fay (Nevill) Jewell, born May 14, 1913, in Ravens Den, Ark., to Harry and Eva Bristol, departed this life on Oct. 31, 2005, and joined the heavenly hosts in white robes to praise our Lord. She left behind her family who loved and will miss her dearly. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at the funeral home. Presentation of Mary's life on DVD will be shown from 9:30 to 10 a.m. in the chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Jewell, Robert E.
Robert E. Jewell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 1980 - Robert E. Jewell of Ecorse, Mich., formerly of La Veta, September 29, 1980. Husband of Mrs. Orpha Jewell; father of Charles Hanka, Taylor, Mich., Mrs. Marilyn McClure, Annapolis, Md., and Mrs. Carolyn McCutchon, Gaithersburg, Md., and brother of Mrs. Lillian Meade, and James Jewell, both of Ecorse, and Mrs. Helen Price, Oregon. Also survived by four grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including Mrs. June Love, Divide. Service 1:30 p.m. Friday, La Veta Baptist Church will be conducted by the Rev. Mark Anderson. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Jewell, Willie A.
Willie A. Jewell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2003 - Willie A. Jewell, 87, passed away Jan. 10, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Mary Fay Jewell, of the family home; sons, Jim Jewell of Colorado Springs and Robert Jewell of Wichita, Kan.; stepdaughter, Glenda Lytle and their families; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Willie was born April 1, 1915, in Koshkonong, Mo. He retired from CF&I and enjoyed fishing. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held in Thayer, Mo.

Jewett, Fedelina M.
Fedelina M. Gallardo Jewett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2001 - Fedelina M. Gallardo Jewett, 101 years of age, of Fowler, Colo., formerly of Alamosa, went home to be with the Lord May 17, 2001. Born April 7, 1900, in Los Sauses, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, John Jewett. Survived by daughter, Mary Vasquez Medina, Farmington, N.M.; grandsons, Don Medina and John Medina, both of Denver; granddaughters, Marie (Kurt) Palmer, Farmington, N.M., and Connie Jewett, Kansas; special great-grandchildren, Dawn (Mike) Yarborough, Florida, Ciana Doss, Fowler, Matt Medina, Alabama; numerous great-grand and great-great-grandchildren; special nieces, Henrietta (Bob) Mullens, California, and Teresa (Victor) Vigil, San Luis, Colo.; numerous nieces whom Faye loved; special friends, Louella and Dave Watkins, Olney Springs. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Jewett, Jay F.
Jay F. Jewett – Pueblo Indicator – June 28, 1913 – Jay F. Jewett, Head of the K. & L. of S. Passes Away Peacefully at His Home – Bessemer was surprised and shocked Monday last when the news spread around that Jay F. Jewett, celebrated lodgeman and head of the Knights and Ladies of Security, had died early in the morning at his home, 606 Northern avenue. He had been ailing for several months but had not been seriously ill, and was confined only at intervals to the house. Apoplexy was the immediate cause of his death. Mrs. Jewett waited on him from time to time through the night and saw him alive for the last time at 2 o'clock. At 5 o'clock when she arose for the day she discovered him dead in his bed. The funeral was held from the residence at 2:30 p.m. and was under the auspices of the K. & L. of S., a large number of sorrowing friends and members of the council attending. The remains were taken to the depot late in the evening and sent to Halstead, Kansas, for interment, Mrs. Jewett and H. F. Songer, an officer of the council, accompanying. Jay F. Jewett was a man of many admirable traits of character. He had high ideals and lived up to them. He and Mrs. Jewett lived here ten years and did a great deal of good work for the cause in which they were engaged. The entire community mourns the death of Mr. Jewett.

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