Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Jimenez, Alfredo F.
Alfredo F. Jimenez - Denver Rocky Mountain News - October 4, 1999 - Alfredo F. Jimenez, 65, of Lakewood died 1 Oct 1999. He was born in Pueblo on 17 May 1934. He married Marie Dolores Natera in 1956. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a plumber and pipe fitter. Survivors include his wife; sons Eric of Lakewood, Keith of Arvada, Randal, April, Alfredo, all of Denver, Leif of Lakewood; daughter Freda Peerman of Lakewood; brother John of Denver; sisters Octavia Garza of Littleton, Lucy Sandoval of Arvada, Dora Acuna of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren.
Jimenez, Carlo Lopez
Carlo Lopez Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2004 - Carlo Lopez Jimenez, 84, affectionately know as "Cotsie" to family and friends, departed this life May 4, 2004, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Fort Worth, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a member of a combat engineers unit serving in China/Burma Theater. Mr. Jimenez retired from the CF&I Steel Mill yard department with 43 years of service. He enjoyed watching Denver Broncos football, and working in his garden. Preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Desideria Lopez Jimenez; beloved wife, Jennie Valdez Jimenez; son, James C. Jimenez; five sisters and two brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving children, Robert (Christine) Jimenez, Rita (Ray) Gonzales, Michelle (Terry) Olguin, Michael (Debbie) Jimenez; brother, Joe (Martha) Jimenez; daughter-in-law, Christina "Kitty" Jimenez; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and vigil service, 7 p.m. tonight; both at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas R. Hinni C.M., celebrant. Military honors at graveside by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.
Jimenez, Frank A.
Frank A. "Kiko" Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2003 - Frank A. "Kiko" Jimenez, 83, born Oct. 10, 1920, in La Junta, departed this life Oct. 24, 2003. Kiko worked in the CC camps during his youth. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was wounded by enemy machine gun fire and twice was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. He also received the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, the Bronze Star with Oak leaf cluster and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from CF&I Steel Mills' Open Hearth Dept. Lifetime member of DAV Chapter 39. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and dog racing. Kiko leaves to cherish his memory has beloved wife, Beatrice Sandoval Jimenez; children Sandra Bueno, Elizabeth P. Cottom, Anita (Joe) Provenza, Gilbert (Mattie) Jimenez, Michael (Lorelei) Jimenez, Ronald (Tara) Jimenez; siblings, Dora Dell, Mary (Felix) Lara, Ruth (Aloysius) Baca, Lupe Vigil; daughters-in-law, JoAnn Jiminez, Juanita Jimenez; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother, Eulogia Madrid; grandparents who raised him, Felimon and Manuela Jimenez; two sons, Frank G. Jiminez and U.S. Marine Master Sgt. Raymond P. Jimenez; a daughter, Lorraine Jimenez; granddaughter, Judy Jiminez; father- and mother-in-law, Gabriel and Adeline Sandoval. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sylvia Leyva, Letha Jimenez, Lorelei Jimenez, also the special people at SRDA Caregivers and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the loving care given to our beloved Kiko. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation to follow.
Jimenez, James Carl
James Carl Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2001 - James Carl Jimenez, age 58, departed this life unexpectedly Dec. 12, 2001. A lifetime Puebloan, Jim was born Feb. 21, 1943. He was a teacher at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo until his retirement. Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Parish, where he ushered at the noon Mass. He enjoyed playing golf, and rejoiced whenever he beat Jim M. Jim's life was about taking care of his wife, daughters and his grandson, Taylor, all of whom he cherished. We, the family, will miss his gentle touch and loving smile. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jennie Jimenez; his father-in-law, Cristobal Montelongo; his grandparents, Ramon and Rita Valdez and Felix and Desideria Jimenez; and very special uncle, Leo Valdez. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Christine "Kitty" (Montelongo) Jimenez, whom he married Dec. 29, 1973; two daughters, Julie Jimenez-DeHerrera, Emily Jimenez; grandson, Taylor DeHerrera; father, Carlo Jimenez; siblings, Robert (Christine) Jimenez, Rita (Ray) Gonzales, Michelle (Terry) Olguin, Michael (Debbie Manzanares) Jimenez; his mother-in-law, Victoria Montelongo; sisters-in-law, Sally Natividad, Lupe (Robert) Beltran and Eleanor Gutierrez; godparents, Fermin and Rose Ortiz; and numerous other relatives to include nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services, Holy Family Catholic Church, the Rev. Jesse Perez, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn.
Jesus "Jeff" Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1987 - Jesus "Jeff" Jimenez, 1033 Palmer, departed this life Friday, Sept. 11, 1987, at VA Hospital, Fort Lyons. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born Feb. 26, 1932. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Predeceased by father, Francisco Jimenez, 1970; mother, Teresa Ramirez-Jimenez in 1971; brother, Jose "Crow" Jimenez; and uncle, Tomas "Uncle Tom" Jimenez in 1971. Survivors include three brothers, Tony (Juanita) Jimenez, John (Jeanie) Jimenez, Fred Jimenez; five sisters, Elvera (Joe) Cordova, Lydia (Domingo) Longoria, Mary Santiago, Frances "Poncha" (Carl) Herendez, Esther (John) Jimenez; a godchild, Roberta Ruiz, and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family at 1101 E. Routt.
Jesusita Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1987 - Jesusita Jimenez entered into the arms of Jesus on Aug. 13, 1987. Preceded in death by her husband, Felipe, and daughter, Sarah. Survived by children, Louis N. (Josephine), Anthony (Carmen), Pete (Lucy), Beatrice (John) Cisneros, Linda (Arthur) Escobado, Rose (Richard) Guerrero, Mary (Jess) Lazo; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Rosary and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 1987, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call at 622 Tyler and 625 Van Buren.
Jimenez, Juanita C.
Juanita C. Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 24, 2004 - Juanita C. Jimenez, 73, lifetime Puebloan, born Jan. 8, 1931, passed away March 21, 2004. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Tony M. Jimenez; her mother, Frances DeGrado; her children, Tony M. Jimenez, Robert F. Jimenez, Loretta A. Jimenez, Rudy (Deahne M.) Jimenez; adopted granddaughter, Shanelle Griego Jimenez; seven other grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Salazar, Joe Salazar; and half sister, Sandy Swartz. Juanita is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Salazar; daughter, Theresa F. Jimenez; and grandson, Tony M. Jimenez III. Juanita was very much involved in many community programs; Share Colorado, Advisory Committee SRDA, Commodity's Food Program. She helped in getting the city bus line to extend its coverage of Salt Creek area. She was very active in her church and taught Catechism. She also was a member of the PTA where she served as secretary for both South Mesa Elementary and Pleasant View Junior High School. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Marco Salinas, celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Jimenez, Juanita S.
Juanita S. "Jennie" Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - Juanita S. "Jennie" Jimenez, 74, passed away Nov. 11, 1998. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lamar. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.
Jimenez, Manuel F.
Manuel F. Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2001 - Manuel F. Jimenez, 90, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 13, 2001. He was born Sept. 2, 1911, in Neodesha, Kan., to the union of Conception and Elena Jimenez. Manuel was a resident of Pueblo since 1916. Preceded in death by his spouse of 60 years, Paz Lujan Jimenez. Survived by his only daughter, Mary Roldan; sons, Manuel Jimenez Jr., Mike (Mindy) Jimenez and Robert (Virginia) Jimenez, all of Pueblo; and grandchildren, David (Julie) Jimenez, Lisa (John) Martinez, Keenan (Lori) Jimenez, Kathy Roldan, John Roldan, Michele (Jason) Castro, Kristofer Jimenez, Ryan Jimenez, Melissa Jimenez; and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Lucy Bravo; and brother, Michael (Esther) Jimenez; sister-in-law, Gila Espinosa, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by brothers Max, Jess, Tony, James and Carmen Jimenez; son-in-law, Raul Roldan; and granddaughter, Gail Lyn Jimenez. Manuel owned and operated Black Diamond Coal and Planing Mill from 1945 to 1965 and was a past member of Carpenter's Local No. 362. Manuel enjoyed working with his hands and was especially fond of working on the wood lathe. He was a master journeyman carpenter, cabinet and homebuilder, having built homes for his oldest son and daughter. He leaves his family many examples of his fine talent. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church with celebrant, Rev. Bob Carden, officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services. Family can also be contacted at home of daughter, Mary Roldan.
Mike Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2003 - Mike Jimenez, 83, passed away Oct. 24, 2003. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Esther Jimenez; children, John (Denise) Lopez and Irene (Carmen) Bucciarelli; sister, Lucy Bravo; all of Pueblo; grandchildren, John Lopez and Natalie Lopez, both of Virginia; great-grandchild, Madison; niece, Rita Hernandez; great-niece, Angelique Hernandez; beloved great-great-nephew, Bryce Garcia; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Concepcion and Elena Jimenez; and six brothers. Mike was born April 26, 1920, in Pueblo and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He retired from the Coke Plant at CF&I. Mike loved to paint and enjoyed yard work. He was an active member of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and Knights of Columbus Council 4246. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 to 6 p.m. today, with the family receiving friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the most Rev. Arthur Tafoya and the Rev. Father Roger Dorcy as co-celebrants. Both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, through the funeral home.
Pedro "Pete" Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2006 - Pedro "Pete" Jimenez, Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, Franaise (Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor, France), 89, passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Born in Vaughn, N.M., in 1917, Pete was a Pueblo resident for over 55 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Valentina Ramirez-Jimenez; his brother, T-5 Leon Jimenez, 4th Infantry Division, U.S. Army (Killed in action at the Battle of the Bulge, World War II); his sister, Pauline Tabares; brother, Nicholas Jimenez; and one daughter. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carmelita "Carmen" Gonzalez-Jimenez; brother, Daniel (Esther) Jimenez; six children; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Three members of Pete's family are currently serving in our armed forces, in the current war against terror; two nephews are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and one grandson-in-law is attending medical school as a U.S. naval officer. Pete served with the 29th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, during World War II, and experienced some of the most vicious combat in military history. He was invested as a knight, in the Order of the Legion of Honor, for "Extraordinary Heroism and Valor" in battle, by the French government, and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre (the French Medal of Honor), for "Heroism, Gallantry and Bravery," by French Gen. Charles de Gaulle (personally approved by General of the Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower), in January, 1945. Some French citizens have referred to Pete Jimenez, as "the Sgt. Alvin York, of World War II." Others simply have stated that Pete Jimenez "earned knighthood the old fashion way - on the battlefield." Pete also was awarded the Bronze Star, with "V" device, and one Oak Leaf Cluster (two awards) for "Valor and Heroism"; the Purple Heart, with four Oak Leaf Clusters (was wounded in battle on five separate occasions); the Good Conduct Medal; the European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with one Bronze Arrowhead (for the amphibious assault on Omaha Beach, during the D-Day/Normandy Invasion); and four Bronze Campaign Stars for "combat in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe (Germany) Campaigns; the WWII Victory Medal; the Combat Infantryman's Badge; the Expert Infantryman's Badge; the "Expert" M-1 Marksmanship Badge; the "Marksman," 1903 Rifle Badge; the "Marksman" M-1 Carbine Badge; and five Overseas/Combat hashmarks for his sleeve. Pete was honored, and was recommended for the U.S. Medal of Honor, by the Colorado House of Representatives on March 22, 2004. Additionally, a United States Air Force general, and several Denver area residents, are determined to see that Pete will receive his much deserved Medal of Honor. Pete also was honored by the Pueblo county commissioners, and by the Pueblo City Council in July, 2003, for his heroism and wartime accomplishments, and both he, and his wife, Carmen, were honored for their accomplishments as parental role models. After the war, Pete worked at the CF&I (Colorado Fuel and Iron) Corp. as a steel worker, and retired in 1980, after 33 years of service. He was a strong believer in the steel worker's union. Upon retirement, Pete and his wife, Carmen, enjoyed traveling for a brief period of time. He also enjoyed working on cars (was a great mechanic), and working on home improvements. He will be greatly missed. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Graveside service, with full military honors by the 7th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, and interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Pedro "Pete" Jimenez also was a member of the Military Order of Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans and the 29th Division Association. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Eulogies at 1:45 p.m. with funeral Mass to follow at 2 p.m. Thursday. Service at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Military honors and interment at Imperial. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward.
Jimenez, Raymond P.
Raymond P. Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2002 - Age 58, U.S. Marine Master Sgt. (retired), lost the greatest battle of his career to lung cancer which he believed was a product of Agent Orange, Feb. 4, 2002, at the family home with his loving family gathered around him. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born Aug. 24, 1943. After his formal schooling, Ray joined the U.S. Marine Corps and faithfully served his country for more than 22 years, three tours in Vietnam, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, and before retiring to his illness he served in Kuwait. Ray used to walk more than 10 miles daily, meeting people. He and his son Ray Jr. were the best of friends and "buddies" together. They would tear down and rebuild all types of engines. He could assemble his weapons blindfolded after cleaning and not miss a component. He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association, and every weekend he and his son would go target practicing. Predeceased by his parents-in-law, Ambrose and Inez Solis; a brother, Frank Jimenez; a sister, Lorraine Bustillos; a niece, Judy Degetaire. For his extensive military service, Ray received the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medals with Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit, Navy Unit and several commendation ribbons. Ray leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 37 years, Juanita Solis Jimenez; children, Raymond (Letha) Jimenez Jr., Luciann Jimenez, all of Pueblo, Lisa (Mike) Baca, Eau Claire, Wis.; grandchildren, Brendan, Destiny, Jazmyn, Hailey, Timothy, Aaron, Dakarya, Inessa, Bonnie Lanette and Justin; siblings, Phyllis Cottom, Gilbert (Mattie) Jimenez, Ronnie (Tara) Jimenez, Sandy Bueno, Anita Trotenva, Mike Jimenez; his parents, Frank and Beatrice (Sandoval) Jimenez; special sister-in-law, Helen Davila; close friend, Mike Albo; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 5 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Carden celebrant. Full military honors by U.S. Marine Det. Denver. Cremation to follow. Pueblo Chieftain March 10, 2002 The family of Master Sergeant (ret.) Raymond P. Jimenez would like to express our sincere appreciation for those who have shown their kindness during the illness and passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Barrons and Dr. Settepani and their nursing staff for the care given; the Sangre de Cristo Hospice support team for helping us to accept God's will; Father Bob Carden and the musicians at St. Joseph's Catholic Church; the U.S. Marines Detachment of Denver for the 21-gun salute and flag presentation; and Charles and Petra McCulley and staff for the personal attention and concern given in behalf of Ray and our family. God bless all of you and God bless America. Sincerely, Mrs. Juanita Jimenez and family
Rose Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2004 - Rose Jimenez, 84, went to be with the Lord, Dec. 1, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, David and Ignacia Martinez; brother, Joe Martinez; sisters, Lupe Lucero and Mary Montoya; brothers-in-law, Frank Montoya and Ralph Polito. Rose is survived by her loving and caring husband of 57 years, Federico Jimenez; daughter, Linda (Dean) Hopkins; sons, Paul and Michael (Vonnette) Jimenez; grandchildren, Deanna (David) Erstad, Michael, Christopher, Michelle and Shasta Jimenez, Paige and Tasha Robbe; sisters, Lucy (Lupe) Jaramillo, Esther Polito; brother-in-law, Ray Lucero; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and other relatives. Rose loved to travel, work outside in her flower garden, and listen to the birds sing. Rose loved life and all that it had to offer. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Inurnment to follow at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Rose's memory through the funeral home. Family will receive friends at the home of Linda and Dean Hopkins.
Jimenez, Tony Manuel Sr.
Tony Manuel Jimenez Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2005 - Tony Manuel Jimenez Sr., 79, departed this life Sept. 3, 2005. A lifetime resident, born Jan. 31, 1926, to the union of Francisco and Theresa Ramirez-Jimenez, who preceded him in death, along with his beloved wife, Juanita C. Jimenez, March 21, 2004; daughter, Theresa Jimenez; grandson, Tony M. Jimenez III; siblings, Jeff Jimenez, Joe "Crow" Jimenez and Vera Cordova. Tony served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the CF&I after 44 years of working at the wire mill nail room. He served on the Share Colorado, Advisory Committee, SRDA and the commodities food program. Tony also assisted in obtaining the city bus line extension to cover the Salt Creek area. He donated over 25 years of community service for the city of Pueblo. Tony is survived by his children, Tony M. Jimenez Jr., Robert F. (Patricia) Jimenez, Loretta A. (Ralph Romero) Jimenez, Rudy (Deanne) Jimenez; and special great-granddaughter, Shanelle M. Griego; mother-in-law, Frances Salazar DeGrado; siblings, John "Weeder" (Virginia) Jimenez, Freddy Jimenez, Frances "Poncha" (Carl) Hernandez, Mary Santiago, Esther (John) Jimenez, Lydia "Bobbie" Longoria; brother in-law, Joe "Abbie" Cordova; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Friday; both at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Father Marco Antonio Salinas as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with full Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Jerry Jimines - Huerfano World - December 23, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: Jerry, the 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jimines, died and was buried in Wahatoya Cemetery.
Jiminez, Antonio F.
Antonio F. Jiminez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 1987 - Antonio F. Jiminez, 84, passed away Sept. 3, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Jimenez was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Jimenez in 1980. He is survived by two children, Anthony (Eva) Jimenez Jr., Mary V. (Charles) Portillos, all of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister and four brothers. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. Jimenez was born June 13, 1903, in Kansas and was a longtime Pueblo resident. He was employed by CF&I as a boilermaker until retirement. Visitation from 2 until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel, Mass of Christian Burial at noon Saturday, Sept. 5, 1 987, at Holy Family Church, with Father Tom Adrians officiating. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends may be received at 2560 Vinewood (son, Anthony) and 11 Pedregal (daughter, Mary V.).
David Jiminez - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 14, 1988 - Pueblo Man Killed, One Critically Hurt in One-Car Rollover - A 25-year-old Pueblo man was killed and another critically injured when their car rolled early Saturday morning on Interstate 25, according to the Colorado State Patrol. David Jiminez was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. on southbound I-25 at mile marker 125 near the Nixon Power Plant. Jimenez died of head and possible internal injuries, police said. Another Pueblo man, Elmer Romero, 27, was in critical and stable condition Saturday at St. Francis Hospital with a severed spinal column. The State Patrol had not determined who was driving the car because both men were ejected. The car was southbound on Interstate 25 when the driver lost control, went off the pavement, swerved back onto the road, skidded broadside and hit a concrete barrier in the median. After bouncing off the barrier, the scar skidded again and then rolled over once, ejecting the occupants, neither of whom were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.
Jiminez, Ezekiel A.
Ezekiel A. "Zeke" Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1999 - Ezekiel A. "Zeke" Jimenez, age 68, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 22, 1999. Born June 18, 1931, in Pueblo. Devoted husband of 49 years to Viola Jimenez. Loving father of Larry Jimenez, Ron (Sandra) Jimenez, Chuck Jimenez, Grace (Gary) Lopez, Rick (Theresa) Jimenez, Mike Jimenez, Sandy Jimenez and Larry Lee (Chris) Jimenez, grandson whom he helped raise. Proud grandfather of Pam, Rich, Nicole, James, Monika, Ron, Gary and David. Proud great-grandfather of Rory, Aubrey and Braydon. Preceded in death by his son, David (Goo Goo) Jimenez in 1988; parents, Ezekiel G. and Gracia Jimenez; sisters, Charlotte Garcia and Rose Romero; and brother, James Jimenez. Mr. Jimenez worked at McCormick's Distributing Company for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He was the first inductee to the Mexican American Sports Hall of Fame, was also inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame and will be remembered for his involvement in people's lives and for his contributions to Pueblo area sports. Visitation Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the funeral home. Rosary Monday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the family home.
Jiminez, Frank Jr.
Frank Jiminez Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Frank Jiminez Jr. passed away Dec. 27 in Pueblo. Frank was born Sept. 30, 1941, in Pueblo to Frank and Beatrice Jimenez. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Degetaire in 1993. His survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Jiminez; his daughter, Moira (Thomas) Martinez; son, Kevin Jiminez; five grandchildren, Jamie, Mitzy and Samantha Martinez, Kathleen and Gabrial Jiminez; his great-granddaughter, Gabryelle Martinez; his parents, Frank and Beatrice Jimenez; brothers, Raymond (Juanita), Gilbert (Mattie), Michael and Ronnie (Tara); sisters, Phyllis, Anita and Sandy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. No viewing, cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roy Miltner officiating.
Jiminez, Guadalupe Danny
Guadalupe Danny Jiminez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 2003 - Guadalupe Danny Jiminez, 51, born in Avondale, Colo., On March 25, 1952. Passed away Aug. 22, 2003, in Denver, Colo. Guadalupe was an avid Broncos fan. Survived by sisters, Flora (Frank) Garcia, Lupe Wagner of Buffalo N.Y., Eppie Barela, Lillian (Eddie) Trujillo, Jessie (Richard) Galvan, Mary (Bill) Murray, Bertha (Max) Archuleta, of Pueblo, Colo., Nancy (Chuck) Bustillos, of Albuquerque, N.M., Dorthy (Mike) Beard, of Monte Vista, Colo.; and brother, Barney Trujillo, of Las Animas, Colo. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, Rose Marie Trujillo; brothers, Johnny and Raymond Hernandez; maternal grandmother, Cruzita Trujillo; paternal grandparents, Jesusita and Felipe Jiminez. Viewing, 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, vigil service, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday; all at Romero Chapel. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery, Avondale, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.
Jiminez, James Blass
James Blass Jimenez - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1999 - James Blass Jimenez, 63, of Pueblo, passed away March 29, 1999. Born on July 25, 1935, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Ezekiel and Gracia Jimenez- and two sisters, Charlotte Garcia and Rosalie Romero. Survived by brother, Ezekiel (Viola) Jimenez, Pueblo- special friends, Joseph and Caroline Rosales, Gina Aragon, Becky Cordova and Jane Rosales, all of Pueblo-survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, today, 1-5 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Funeral service, Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Romero Chapel, officiant, Pastor Roger Lucero. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received after the interment at 45 Royalty Court. Thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
Jimison, Allen E.
Allen E. Jimison - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2001 - Allen E. Jimison, 84, passed away July 15, 2001. Survived by his wife, Maxine Jimison, of the family home; three children; four sisters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Born Feb. 27, 1917, in Sioux City, Iowa. Allen was an avid golfer, dancer and bridge player and had a great sense of humor. Private family service will be held Thursday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Scott Thomas officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation through the funeral home.
Jiron, Efrim B.
Efrim B. Jiron - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - Efrim B. Jiron, 72, of Pueblo formerly of Lobatos, Colo. Passed away Oct. 17, 2003. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel, Antonito, Colo. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, at St. Augustine Church, Antonito. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos, Colo. Celebrant, the Rev. Pat Valdez. Interment, Lobatos Cemetery, Lobatos, Colo.
Jiron, Ida Dora
Ida Dora Jiron - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2005 - Ida Dora Jiron, 79, born Aug. 31, 1925, in Calcite, Colo., passed away Feb. 23, 2005, in Greeley, Colo. A Pueblo resident for the past 50 years, she recently moved to Greeley. She also had lived in Denver, and was raised in the San Luis Valley at Mogote. She was a seamstress; she enjoyed painting and bible study, and was an active member of First Seventh Day Adventist Church of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Solomon and Josephine Valdez; siblings, Solomon Valdez Jr., Ramon Valdez, Mike Valdez and Lavinia Ruyalid Ladig; and her beloved husband, Octaviano ''Toby" Jiron, Dec. 1, 2004. Survived by her children, Lucille Trujillo, Hannah Jiron, Richard Jiron, Jack (Pat) Jiron, Solomon Jiron; a brother, Valdamar Valdez; a sister, Emily Brito; 11 grandchildren, Phillip (Diana) Trujillo, Ronda Martinez, Evvie (Mike) Trujillo, Paula Jiron Finn, Rachel (Micah) Worley, Jim Jiron, Ryan Jiron, Randy Jiron, Jasmine Jiron, Jason Jiron and Justin Jiron; six great-grandchildren, Robert, Anthony and Melissa Martinez, Leonard and Jordan Finn, and Blake Andrew Jiron; other relatives to include nieces, nephews, cousins and her church family and friends. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, First Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Rade Milosavljevich officiating. Interment Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Jiron, Jose Ubaldo
Jose Ubaldo Jiron - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2005 - Jose Ubaldo Jiron, 94, departed this life on April 6, 2005. Jose was born on Aug. 12, 1910, in Lobatos, Colo. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes and the St. Jude Society. Jose is preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Virginia Mares Jiron; and parents, Modesto and Irene Jiron; his siblings, Marcos Jiron, Gilberto Jiron, Dela Suazo, Elvira Montoya; a daughter, Helen; son, Charles; granddaughter, Mary Louise. Jose is survived by his three sons, Leo (Mary) Jiron, Leroy Jiron and Manuel Jiron; sister, Mary Tafoya; 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. today, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Msgr. Mark Plewka as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Jiron, Luis B.
Luis B. Jiron - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2004 - Luis B. Jiron, 92, passed away Sept. 15, 2004. Graveside inurnment service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of the Angels Patio Niche. A special thanks to the caregivers at Minnequa Medicenter.
Jiron, Michael Lawrence
Michael "Mike" Lawrence Jiron - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1999 - Michael "Mike" Lawrence Jiron, 33, of Pueblo, passed away April 13, 1999. Born on Oct. 5, 1965, in Denver, Colo. Survived by his parents, Ernest Jiron of Denver and Frances Jiron of Pueblo- sons, Michael and Joshua Jiron of Greeley- brothers, Max (Veronica Baca) Jiron and Brehon (Monica) Herlihy, both of Pueblo- sisters, Ernestine Jiron of Walsenburg, Lori Ann Trujillo of Albuquerque, N.M., Patricia Herlihy-Quintana of Pueblo and Sharon Jiron of Englewood, Colo.- former spouse, Raedean Suazo of Greeley, Colo.- also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He enjoyed drawing, art work and body art. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at 2200 W. 15th.
Jiron, Octaviano J.
Octaviano J. "Toby" Jiron - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2004 - Octaviano J. "Toby" Jiron, 82, born Aug. 25, 1922, in Lobato, Colo., passed away Dec. 1, 2004, at Fuente de Vida Hospice. Mr. Jiron is a retired barber with the former Colorado State Hospital. Preceded in death by his parents, Jacobo and Hijinia (Archuleta) Jiron; a brother, Ben Jiron; two sisters, Nina DeHerrera, Christina Perea. Survived by beloved wife, Ida Dora (Valdez) Jiron; children, Lucille Trujillo, Hannah Jiron, Richard Jiron, Jack (Pat) Jiron, Solomon Jiron; siblings, Procopio (Jane) Jiron, Billy (Dorothy) Jiron, Edward (Erlinda) Jiron, Eloisa Lujan, Irene (Ernest) Salazar, Rose DeHerrera, Eulia (Pete) Montoya; grandchildren, Phillip (Diana) Trujillo, Ronda Martinez, Euvie (Mike) Trujillo, Paula Jiron Finn, Rachel Jiron, Jim Jiron, Randy Jiron, Rayn Jiron, Jasmine Jiron, Jason Jiron and Justin Jiron; five great-grandchildren, Robert, Anthony and Melissa Martinez, Leonard and Jordan Finn; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, First Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Rad Milosavljevich, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Virginia Mares Jiron - Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 2003 - Virginia Mares Jiron, 87, departed this life on Oct. 12, 2003, at her home. Virginia was born on Feb. 1, 1916, in Lobatos, Colo. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Lourdes. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Luis and Juanita Mares; a daughter, Helen; a son, Charles; granddaughter, Mary Louise. Virginia is survived by her husband of 71 years, Jose U. Jiron; her sons, Leo (Mary) and Manuel Leroy (Marie); grandchildren, Mary Anne (O.J.) Rivas, Melody (Joe), Bernadette (Sal) Sanchez, Leon (Renee) Jiron, Catherine (Rich), Melissa, Leroy Jr., Janet, Anita and Michelle Jiron; great-grandsons, Joseph Rivas, Edward Rivas, Eric Jiron, Allan and Brian Quintana-Jiron. The Jiron family would like to extend special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful assistance; Virginia's cousins, Lila, Cecilia and Roberta; her special friend, Julia Montoya; and son, Manuel, who cared for his mother until her passing. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Walter J. Smigiel as celebrant; both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Frank Job - Trinidad Advertiser - November 4, 1906 - Prominent Mine Boss Killed in Explosion - Frank Job, one of the best known mine bosses in the Southern tier of the state, was mangled and killed in a terrific explosion in the Victor Fuel Company's mine at Hastings late Friday night. In some way, the shot of dynamite that was exploded was heavier than usual. Before the blast was fired all the miners sought a place of safety. Job was fifty feet away -- a sufficiently safe distance to be out of the danger zone. When the dynamite exploded there was a loud detonation and chunks of coal were thrown in the air. Suddenly, from the powder point a huge block of coal was thrown straight at Job. Although nearly twenty yards away, so great was the force of the explosion that the rock was hurled against him with sufficient power to crush his ribs in and he fell dead in his tracks, crushed to pieces. The smoke and dust prevented the others from seeing what had happened. Job had fallen without a sound. As the air became clarified they were startled to see him lying prone on his back. A closer inspection showed that the rock had caved in his whole breast in the region of the heart, as though it had been but mere cardboard. Job is married and leaves two small children. He was 38 years of age and for many years ran a grocery store at Segundo. He was exceptionally well liked and his frightful death is deplored by the whole mining community. The Trinidad Furniture Company of this city was notified and sent their undertaker, George Haugen, to Hastings. The body was last night prepared for burial. The funeral cortege will leave Hastings for Trinidad at 9 o'clock this morning. Services will be held in this city at 2:30 o'clock today at the Catholic Church and internment will be in the cemetery. To show the great regard that Job was held in may be shown by the fact that every available carriage in the city has been engaged for the funeral. The funeral in length will be one of the largest held in this section in years. Yuma Pioneer - November 16, 1906 - Frank Job, night boss at the Hastings mine of the Victor Fuel Company near Trinidad, was killed on the 3d inst. by a lump of coal crushing his breast. He was standing fifty feet from the explosion of a shot, which has always been regarded a safe distance. He was thirty-eight years old and leaves a widow and two children.
Connie (Hernandez) Jobe - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1999 - Connie (Hernandez) Jobe was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Walsenburg, Colo., and passed away Sept. 29, 1999, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Mary Hernandez. Survived by sisters, Mary Hernandez, Shirley Hernandez, and Magdalen Hernandez, all of Pueblo; brothers, Frank (Margaret) Hernandez and John Hernandez, both of Pueblo; son David (Nancy) Jobe and grandson Andrew Jobe, both of Pueblo West. Also survived by her nephew, Edmund Hernandez, and niece, Margie Hernandez, both of Pueblo. Connie retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo in 1973, where she was a psychiatric technician. Viewing hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Southern Colorado Branch, 2910 Beacon St., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80907.
Trator Joe – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Trator Joe is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Trator Joe: Polish, age 29, single. His occupation was that of “parting tender” 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 http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
Judge Harold Joffe - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1997 - Judge Harold Joffe (retired) died Aug. 23, 1997, in Pueblo, Colo., from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born in St. Joseph, Mo. Survived by his wife, Justine Joffe- son, Lee (Betty) Joffe of Waldorf, Md.- daughters, Leslie (Harlan) Caldwell of Hamilton, Mont., and Laura Joffe of Pueblo West, Colo.- four grandchildren- one great-grandchild- and a brother, Melvin (Penny) Joffe, San Antonio, Texas. He is predeceased by his parents, Sidney and Mary Joffe. Judge Joffe devoted his life to justice. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and practiced law in Missouri and Wyoming. He served three terms as District Attorney in Worland, Wyo., never losing a case he prosecuted. He served 16 years as a District Court Judge, having only one decision reversed by the Wyoming Supreme Court. Upon his retirement from the bench because of failing health, his colleagues characterized Judge Joffe as a ``legal scholar," ``a fair judge" and a strict, no nonsense legalist." During World War II, he served as a captain in the Army Air Corps and as a navigator bombardier on 59 missions over the Himalayas in India. He was also an outstanding athlete, winning local, state and regional championships in tennis, golf and bowling. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Wyoming Bar Association, BPOE and Masonic Lodge. Loved and sadly missed by family and friends, he will be remembered as a scholar of the law and a great gentleman. At his request, no services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Family can be contacted at 131 Fairway Village, Pueblo West, Colo. 81007. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Parkinson's Foundation, 833 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, Ill., or through the funeral home.
Johannessen, Sylvia Norma
Sylvia Norma Johannessen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2000 - Sylvia Norma Johannessen, 74, of Walsenburg, passed away Feb. 28, 2000. Born Sept. 17, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y. No viewing, cremation has taken place at her request. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Huerfano World - March 2, 2000 - Sylvia Norma Johannessen died Feb. 28, 2000 in Walsenburg Care Center. Survivors include two sons, Ed Johannessen, La Veta and Kenney Johannessen, Verno, UT; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service is pending. Cremation.
Detlef "Popeye" Johannsen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 1999 - Detlef "Popeye" Johannsen, 89, of Lamar, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept, 25, 1999, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Lamar. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Valley Memorial-Lamar. Memorial contributions to the Mount Olive Lutheran Church or charity of choice.
Andrew Johanson – Carbonate Chronicle – May 23, 1910 – Want Johanson Relatives – Andrew Johanson who was committed to state insane asylum at Pueblo from Lake County on May 6, 1903 (1905?), died at that place a few days ago. The body is now in the hands of a Pueblo undertaker awaiting burial. Officials of the asylum are looking for relatives of the dead man and have written to the county commissioners to ascertain if any such are living in this city now.
Johanson, Carolyn Elaine
Carolyn Elaine Johanson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Carolyn Elaine Johanson passed from this life to eternal peace Nov. 17, 2006, following a courageous and dignified fight with Huntington Chorea and a recent diagnosis of ALS. Her parents, Wayne and Helen Tinkel of Mishawaka, Ind.; brother, Dale L. Tinkel; and granddaughter, Emily Irene Rainiero precede her in death. Carolyn Johanson (Tinkel) graduated from John Adams High School, Mishawaka, Ind., in 1962, attended Indiana University for two years (1972 to 1973), and earned her paralegal certification in 1986. She was selected in 1977 as one of the "Outstanding Young Women of America." Carolyn was noted for her groundbreaking efforts in women's rights and her strength in advocating and supporting family rights. She was the first woman police officer in the city of South Bend, Ind., where she served honorably and with distinction for seven years. She was a charter member of the International Association of Women Police Officers. Her last position was court monitor for the Social Security Administration. Carolyn met Raymond Johanson while both were attending classes at Indiana University, and they were married on Aug. 23, 1975, in South Bend, Ind. She was a staunch supporter of her husband's U.S. Navy career, and while they were stationed at Subic Bay Naval Base, Philippines, Carolyn designed, established and served as the director of the U.S. Navy's very first Family Advocacy Center, which became the prototype for all subsequent military family support centers and family advocacy centers worldwide. She was also the humble recipient of numerous letters of commendation from the South Bend Police Department, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force for her exceptional work. She is survived by her husband, Raymond; and their four children, Ben Johanson, South Carolina; his wife, Gail; and their two daughters, Ashley and Taylor; Gregory Johanson, Logan, Utah; his two children, Joshua and Amber; Cheryl McDaniel; her husband, Michael; and two children, Brittany and Brian; and Wendy Rainiero; her husband, David; and their two children, Olivia and Leo. Also surviving her are her four brothers, Terry Tinkel, North Carolina, Dean Tinkel, Mishawaka, Ind., Keith Tinkel, New Carlisle, Ind., and Roger Tinkel, Plymouth, Ind. Funeral services, St. Aloysius Church, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Rye, Colo. Those who desire may make memorials to the YWCA Women's Crisis Center or YWCA Counseling Program through Montgomery & Steward.
Karl Johansson - Brandon Bell - January 30, 1914 - Karl Johansson committed suicide at Pueblo.
Adela Miszkiel Johns - Huerfano World - October 29, 1998 - Adela Miszkiel Johns, 84, died at Crane's Roost in Aztec, NM, October 22, 1998. Born in Walsenburg May 13, 1914 to John and Josephine Miszkiel, she spent her childhood years in Walsenburg and graduated from St. Mary High School. After high school she moved to Denver where she worked as a bookkeeper for Lockheed Martin. She married George Johns in 1949 in Redwood City, CA. The couple lived in the San Francisco Bay area for 23 years. While there she also worked as a bookkeeper. In 1972, they moved to Graeagle, CA, near Reno, NV. They continued to live in the mountains for 21 years. Despite her love of the area, after his death she moved to New Mexico in 1993 to be near her brother, Chester and his wife, Colleen. She resided in the Atwood Apartments at the Four Corners Good Samaritan Center for five years. Survivors include her brothers, Albin, El Paso, TX, and Chester, Farmington, NM; nieces and nephews. A memorial mass was said at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg October 26.
Johns, James Elihu
James Elihu "Oop" Johns - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1999 - James Elihu "Oop" Johns, 57, passed away unexpectedly July 22, 1999 , at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, he was born March 21, 1942. During his high school days at Central High School, "Scooby" was an outstanding basketball player. He enjoyed fishing and watching various sporting events. He was very soft spoken and respectful of others. Friends would confide in him as he was always willing to listen and help where he could. Before his disability, he was a truck driver for Fountain Sand and Gravel Co. Survived by his wife, Sandra K. Great house, Pueblo- children, Renne Smith, Texas, Yvette(William) Patterson, Atlanta, Ga., Tyrone Johns, San Diego, Calif., and Stephanie Johns, San Antonio, Texas- parents, James E. Johns Sr., Denver, and Margaret Albrow, Colorado Springs- siblings, Charlotte Boykin, Margaret Hackett, Betty (Daniel) Renthrope, Kenneth (Pat) Johns, Michael (Beverly)Johns, Manuel (Darlene) Albrow and Jackie Albrow, all of Colorado Springs-nine grandchildren- and his beloved cat, "Bubbeba," who already misses his presence- and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by a brother, Gary Johns- grandmother, Lela Washington- aunt, Emma Jean Miles- and uncle, Clinton Twyman. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Wednesday Chapel, Pastor Brian Ellsworth officiating. Interment Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Pueblo Bank and Trust Co. in care of Sandra K. Great house for the James E. Johns Memorial Fund.
Marguerite Johns - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 2004 - Marguerite Johns, 99, passed away Sept. 19, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 31, 1904, in Pueblo, Colo., to Clement and Maggie Wilson, who preceded her; along with her husband, Gwyn Johns; and daughter, Ellen Tucker. Survived by her grandson, Dan Tucker; and sister, Eva May Hall. Marguerite taught in the Pueblo school system for many years. Per her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation with inurnment has taken place.
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