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Pat Kelcher - Boulder County Courier - November 1, 1878 - Two railroad laborers named Pat Kelcher and James Farrel, who had got into a drunken row at Pueblo, cutting and beating each other badly, were arrested and put into a cell together. During the night flames were seen bursting from the roof of the jail, but before they could be subdued both prisoners were burned to a crisp. The fire is attributed to a lighted candle that was left in the cell at the request of the prisoners. Boulder County News - November 1, 1878 - Burned To Death in the Pueblo Jail - Pueblo, October 20. Two railroad laborers named Pat Kelcher and James Farrel, who had been spreeing for several days, got into a row in South Pueblo last night, when Farrel cut an ugly gash in the throat of Kelcher. The latter then beat up Farrel badly, when both were arrested by Officer Drummond and confined in the calaboose. Dr. Shelburn was called in and dressed their wounds, and at their own request a bucket of water and a lighted candle were left in the calaboose. This was between 12 and 1 o'clock Monday night, and about 3 o'clock in the morning the watchman at the railroad depot discovered flames breaking through the roof of the building. He, with another man, rushed to the place and broke down the door, but the inmates were already dead and were burned to a crisp before the fire could be put out. Farrel was from St. Louis and Kelcher from Boston, where, it is believed, he has a family. He claimed to have a brother somewhere in Colorado.
Patrick Keleher – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 31, 1878 – Horrible Holocaust – Two Men Burned to Death in the South Pueblo Calaboose. The most horrible accident that has ever occurred in this vicinity happened on Monday night. Pat Keleher and James Farrel, two drunken men, became involved in a fight at the Colorado House, in which the one – Pat Keleher, had a gash cut in his throat, and the other, James Farrell, had his face badly bruised. They were confined in the town calaboose by Officer Desmond, and their wounds dressed by Dr. Shelburne. The two men were reasonably sober when left by the doctor, and Keleher asked for a light to bathe his wounds by. A candle and bucket of water were left him and the two men had become reconciled and agreed to have no further trouble. About three o'clock in the morning of the 29th the Calaboose was found to be on fire, and when broke open the bodies of the two men were almost entirely consumed. The coroner Dr. Thombs was notified and summoned a jury, consisting of John Hamilton, H. C. Banks, W. W. Strait, G. D. Root, Fred Dickson and Jonathan Going. The first witness sworn was P. J. Desmond, who stated that one of the parties burned was Patrick Keleher, who claimed to be from Boston and who claimed to have a brother, who was a carpenter, working somewhere in Colorado. Upon the 28th Keleher was arrested under a warrant issued by Esquire Wilson, upon a charge of assault with intent to kill on complaint of L. Lehman. It being too late for a trial the deputy sheriff Desmond took the man, who seemed verging on delirium tremens, to the Colorado House for the night. About ten o'clock however, the man Keleher had a difficulty with James Farrell, in which he received an ugly gash in the neck, and he in turn beat Farrell in the face and head. Desmond then with assistance took the two men to the calaboose, and summoned Dr. Shelburne. In order to allow Keleher to bathe his neck he left a piece of candle in the cell. The bedding being insufficient for two cells the two men were put together. Desmond further stated that he was up at the Grand Central until one o'clock, when he went to bed, and in about an hour and a half heard an alarm of fire and when he reached the calaboose it was burned down and the two men dead inside. Henry Kammerer sworn: - Stated that on the night of the 28th Desmond came and asked him to go for Dr. Shelburne. Went to calaboose. Saw the two men. Didn't know either one of them. The man whose neck was cut was not very much under the influence of liquor, but seemed somewhat strange as if crazy from previous drinking. The two men seemed entirely reconciled. Didn't seem angry with each other. The older man said he was from St. Louis. Didn't know his name, but could find out. (Found afterwards to be James Farrell.) Christopher Wilson examined under oath: - Stated that upon complaint of Louis Lehman, on the 29th, he issued a warrant for the arrest of Patrick Keleher upon a charge of assault with a pistol with intent to kill. Keleher could give no bail and was turned over to constable Desmond. Keleher seemed somewhat crazed and drunk. Mr. Jonathan Going, juryman, stated that he thought the man Keleher was crazy from previous drinking and that he claimed to be from Boston. Dr. E. Shelburne was then sworn and stated that upon the night of the 28th, about twelve o'clock, he was summoned to the calaboose to attend two wounded men. Found one with a gash in his neck which was not serious, and the other badly beaten but not seriously hurt. The one with the neck cut was standing up smoking a pipe, the other lying in bed. Sewed up the wound in the neck of the larger man. The other man remarked to the larger one “you used your boots on me d----d rough.” Both men talked sensibly enough, but smelled whiskey on the larger man. The candle had no stick but was held in the hand. Both men seemed a little afraid of further trouble. The bodies when found did not occupy the same relative position as when he left the calaboose. Keleher looked nervous and excited. E. Herbert, proprietor of the Colorado House, sworn and examined. Stated that Keleher was at his house on the 27th and was extremely quarrelsome and disagreeable, fussing with nearly everybody he came in contact with. During the day of the 28th he took a little girl from the house up town, and made her very drunk. When about to close up, the other man (Farrel) came in and had two glasses of beer. He threw beer into Kelly's (not Keleher's) face. He was then put out of the house, and Keleher went out after him. In a few moments Keleher called for a light, and stated that he was cut. The light was brought when Keleher was found to have Farrel down on the sidewalk or porch, beating and kicking him. Farrel said Keleher was trying to rob him, and Keleher didn't seem to be crazed from drinking. Farrel was a man of about thirty-seven or forty. Fred Mysing sworn. His testimony was the same as that of Desmond and Kammerer, except that he stated that upon the way to the calaboose the old man (Farrel) exclaimed repeatedly, “Oh God, oh God, I wish I was dead! Oh God, let me die!” Went to the calaboose with Desmond. Heard Keleher say that he had acted wrong, and would stay quietly in the cell. John Maher, examined under oath, stated that about three o'clock of the morning of the 29th, he found the calaboose on fire, and with the assistance of Jos. Coffman, broke open the door, but found the walls all burned. Was watchman for the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. Upon conclusion of the testimony the jury returned a verdict of death from a fire ignited through the negligence of the deceased. The jury further condemned in strong terms the character of the building which was built for the confinement of drunken men principally, and was of the most dangerous material possible, as being lined with highly inflammable wood, and even the strictest search of the officer might leave a match undiscovered. Once before, three men came near meeting with a similar fate, and but for the timely assistance of a passer death would certainly have followed. The calaboose was so far from the inhabited part of the town that no alarm could be heard. We feel satisfied that the new town board will build such a building as the necessities of the town demand, and that they will do it at once. It may be as well for the Denver and St. Louis papers to notice the death of these unfortunate men, as their friends may be informed. A Chieftain reporter visited the scene of the awful tragedy yesterday afternoon, and the bodies were still smouldering. Farrel's head, and the legs and arms of both were entirely burned up, nothing but the shapeless trunks remaining. The head of Keleher was burned to charcoal, but still retained its shape. It was one of the most horrible and sickening sights he ever beheld. They were both placed in one coffin and buried by order of Dr. P. R. Thombs last evening, at the county's expense. It is another fearful warning to those who drink to excess, but, of course, will soon be forgotten. Somebody is responsible for the death of these men, and it should be regarded as a crime to construct a prison of combustible material. Men not necessarily vicious or bad frequently become intoxicated and have to put in the lock up, and every precaution should be taken to protect life. But we presume men and corporations will keep on constructing prisons in the cheapest manner possible till some one who has influential friends gets burned alive, when some corporation may find itself with a heavy bill of damages to pay.
Kelemen, Joseph L.
Joseph L. Kelemen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2003 - Joseph L. Kelemen passed away March 11, 2003, in Pueblo. Joe was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Czechoslovakia and came to this country at an early age. He graduated from the Tri-State College in Angola, Ind. with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. He was employed in the glass industry for many years in Indiana and Colorado. Mr. Kelemen came to Pueblo in the early 1990s and was involved in the real estate development of many areas including Candlewood Estates in Pueblo. Among his many friends and business associates that survive him are Hugh Clum and Lilyan Stewart, both of Pueblo and Bruce Carr of Wheatridge. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.
Kelim, Bertha Helen
Bertha Helen Kelim - Huerfano World – July 19, 1962 - Bertha Helen Kelim Passes Away at 76 – Mrs. Bertha Helen Kelim, a native of Kansas passed away last Saturday at her Walsenburg home. She was 76. Mrs. Kelim, who was born in Osborne County, Kans. on July 23, 1885, was married in her home county in 1905. The family had lived in Denver for many years before moving to Walsenburg in December 1945. Survivors of the deceased include her husband, Robert E. Kelim, a daughter, Mrs. Sam Baylis, Walsenburg, two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Thompson, Loveland, and Mrs. Florence Taylor, Los Angeles, Calif.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Winifred Jo Stravino and Miss Linda Baylis, both of Walsenburg; and a great grandchild. The funeral was conducted Wednesday at the United Church of Walsenburg with the Rev. John Nickens officiating. Burial was in the family lot in the Masonic Cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Furphy Mortuary.
Hugh Kelin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 2, 1950 - Hugh Kelin, resident of Pueblo 63 years passed away at local hospital Wednesday. Father of Mrs. Sidney R. Burr, of the family home, 308 E. Third St. Howard Kelin, Vallejo, Calif., and Hugh Kelin, San Pedro, Calif. His wife, Mary Belle Kelin, preceded him in death Aug. 1, 1943. Member of the Half Century club, Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - March 3, 1950 - Hugh Kelin services Rouch chapel Friday, 2:30 p.m. with Capt. Clifford Schofield of the Salvation Army officiating. To Mountain View.
Kelin, Mary Belle
Mrs. Mary Belle Kelin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 1943 - Mrs. Mary Belle Kelin at family home, 618 West 11th, Sunday. She is survived by her husband, Hugh; daughters, Mrs. Nora Stewart and Mrs. Ruth Burr, Pueblo, and sons, Howard A. Kelin, Vallejo, Calif., and Hugh D. Kelin, Washington, D. C.; sister, Mrs. Maude Cox, Pueblo, and brothers, Grover W. Meachum, Pueblo, and Rufus M. Meachum, Beulah. Also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Resident of Pueblo more than 60 years. Services Rouch chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. To Mountain View.
Kelleher, Mary Rose
Mary Rose Kelleher - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 3, 1991 - Miss Mary Rose Kelleher, 87, of Colorado Springs died Friday at a local health-care center. She was a dance instructor at St. Mary's High School and in her own dance studio for more than 60 years. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. A rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be read at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., with the Revs. Theodore Hass and Jerry Kelleher officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Nolan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Miss Kelleher was born Aug. 22, 1903, in Colorado Springs to John Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Murray) Kelleher. She had lived in Colorado Springs all her life. Miss Kelleher was a graduate of the San Luis School, a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and had been active church activities. Miss Kelleher is survived by a cousin, Rose Sullivan of Colorado Springs; seven nieces, Larilyn Wentz of Colorado Springs, Mary Bradley and Kay Spartz both of Phoenix, Joan Bradford of Gettysburg, Pa., Nancy Olson of Pueblo and Sue Davern of San Antonio. Miss Kelleher had another niece Nora Rogers who died before her.
Alex "Shorty" Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1998 - Alex Shorty" Keller, 84, of Ordway died Dec. 4, 1998, at his home. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sugar City. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Monday at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway. Memorials to Arkansas Valley Hospice or his church may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Keller, Anna Marie
Mrs. Anna Marie Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 1978 - Mrs. Anna Marie Keller, Pueblo resident past 74 years, passed away at her residence, 2016 Driftwood, Dec. 26, 1978, following lengthy illness. Mrs. Keller formerly resided at 1107 E. 10th for many years. Preceded in death by her husband, Leo A. Keller, Jan. 30, 1962, and daughter, Mrs. Florence Utley, Aug. 6, 1970. Member, Holy Family Parish, Saint Leander Altar and Rosary Society, Bishop's Guild, and Benedictine Oblates. Survived by three children, Miss Elizabeth A. Keller of the family home, Leo J. Keller, Colorado Springs, and Bernard J. Keller, Pueblo; one brother, Frank Findle, Irwin, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, Holy Family Church; Mass of Resurrection, 7 p.m. Thursday. Rosary Recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, St. Mary Section, Roselawn. Those who wish may make contribution to Holy Family Church Memorial Fund or to Holy Cross Abbey Memorial Fund in Memory of Mrs. Keller.
Keller, Carl Henry
Carl Henry Keller - Huerfano World - February 25, 1993 - Carl Henry Keller, 83, of Aguilar, died at his home Feb. 18, 1993 after a long illness. Born in Gulnare June 19, 1909, he lived and attended school in Santa Clara near the family homestead. He married Isabel McAtee Nov. 25, 1937. He had been a rancher and operated a truck produce stand in Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. He was also an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife ........incomplete.
David Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 1998 - David Keller, 75, of Ordway and formerly of Pueblo, died Jan. 3, 1997, in Ordway. Survived by wife, Dorothy of the home- one son, David (Pam) Keller of Pueblo- and daughter, Katheryn (Ronald) Lancaster of Pomona, Mo.- brothers, Alex (Ellen) Keller and Jake Keller, all of Ordway- and sister, Pauline Grasmick of Granada- brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Margaret Eichman of Pueblo West- three grandchildren and one step-granddaughter. Services, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sugar City. Burial in Ordway Cemetery. Visitation, Monday and Tuesday, 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Griffy Family Funeral Chapel in Ordway. Memorials to Ark Valley Hospice or St. Paul Lutheran Church may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Keller, Elsie D.
Elsie D. Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 1998 - Elsie D. Keller, 90, of 438 Fifth St., Las Animas, Colo., died Dec. 19, 1998, at the Bent County Nursing Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at the Las Animas Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel. Family prefers memorials to the Bent County Nursing Home, Las Animas.
Keller, Floyd Stanley
Floyd Stanley Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 1997 - Floyd Stanley Keller, born Dec. 12, 1918, passed away Aug. 6, 1997. Survived by his wife, Mary Bratina Keller of the family home- brother, Glenn Keller, Longmont, Colo. - sister, Shirley Howe, Salt Lake City, Utah. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Keller, Helen Louise
Helen Louise Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 2000 - Helen Louise Keller, beloved mother and grandmother, was called home to be at peace with the Lord on July 17, 2000 in Albuquerque, N.M. Helen was born July 3, 1922, in Pueblo, Colo. She is remembered with great love and admiration by her children, Nancy and her husband Billy Jackson, Paul Keller, Margaret and her husband David Perko, Michael and his wife Deborah Keller; grandchildren, Wade and Dale Jackson, Betty Keller Whitting and her husband Robert, Rebecca and Victoria Perko, Amy, Jonathan and Elizabeth Keller; great-granddaughter, Tayler Whitting; sisters, Virginia Otten and Kay Pierson; sister-in-law, Virginia Sherwood and her husband Jim; brother-in-law, William Keller and his wife Theona, Raymond Keller and his wife Patricia; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Keller; her parents, Jenny and Oren Smith; sisters Mary Pierson, Margaret O'Dell and Dorothy Lancer; and brother-in-law, Jack Keller. After graduation from Central High School in Pueblo, Helen was employed by the Federal Bakery. Since 1946, she and her husband were the owners of the Keller Farm and Keller's Farm Stores. Helen raised a loving and successful family while dedicating herself to meeting the needs of her community. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pueblo and Risen Savior Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Helen generously volunteered her time for the Catholic Church (including Altar and Rosary Society, Bible and religious studies, Ministry to the Aged and parish fund raising), Christian Women's Club, PTA, Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs. Helen moved to Albuquerque in 1988 to be near her grandchildren who have been the focal point of her recent activities. Helen will be remembered for her love and compassion for people and for her steadfast love and faith in God. Services will be held in Albuquerque. Rosary will be recited Friday at 7:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior with Father Dennis Garcia celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday, 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. until time of Rosary at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E.
Keller, Inez Mae
Inez Mae (Sparks) Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Inez Mae (Sparks) Keller, 83, passed away at her home July 22, 1997. Survived by her husband, Bernard J. Keller- daughters, Marjorie (Randy Wurster) Kochevar, Pueblo, Nancy (Tom) Morrison, Colorado Springs, and Betty (Ed) Kochevar, Pueblo- son, James (Sherry) Keller, Douglass, Kan.- nine grandchildren- 12 great-grandchildren- brothers, Everett (Florence) Sparks, Pueblo, and Melvin (Barbara) Sparks, Broomfield- sister, Marjorie Cusano, Cerritos, Calif.- brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, A.H. and Hettie Sparks- daughter, Eileen- and brother, Almore. Inez and Bernard celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in June. She was a registered nurse and after raising her family she went back to college and completed her Baccalaureate degree. She was active in St. Patrick Church while the children attended the parish school, then Holy Family Church. She was an avid bowler. Rosary service, celebrated by Father Ben Bacino, 7 p.m. today. Celebration Mass for Inez's life, 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 25, 1997, Father Tom Adrians, celebrant. Both services, Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Family will receive friends in the church hall following interment at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests no flowers or food. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo. 81004, directly or through the funeral home. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.
Keller, Leo A.
Leo A. Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1962 - Leo A. Keller, late of 1107 E. 10th, died January 30 local hospital following long illness. Member of St. Leander's Church. Holy Name Society, and Woodmen of The World. Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna M. Keller, of the family home, and the following children; Miss Elizabeth Keller, family home; Leo J. Keller, Colorado Springs; Mrs. Florence R. Utley and Bernard J. Keller, both Pueblo. Thirteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive, Recitation of the Rosary Thursday 7:30 p.m., St. Leander's Church. Celebration of Requiem High Mass Friday 10:15 a.m. at the Cemetery.
Keller, Leo J.
Leo J. Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1997 - Leo J. Keller, 80, of Pueblo, and a former Colorado Springs businessman where he owned and ran Bob's Liquor. A graduate of Centennial High School, he served as Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. Leo was an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marguerite- daughter, Kathleen Nicks- son, John and Deborah Keller- sister, Elizabeth Keller- brother, Bernard Keller- four beloved grandchildren, Patrick (Kristin) Nicks, Benjamin, Brian and Zachary Keller, whom he enjoyed so much- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jeremy Keller- and sister, Florence Utley. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 1997, Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Parish. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. No public viewing. Those who wish may make contribution to the American Heart Association in Leo's memory. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.
Keller, Marguerite Elizabeth
Marguerite Elizabeth Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2004 - Marguerite Elizabeth Keller, 87, passed away Feb. 9, 2004. Survived by her daughter, Kathleen Nicks of Pueblo; son, John (Deborah) Keller of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; grandchildren, Patrick (Kristin) Nicks, Benjamin, Brian and Zachary Keller; brother-in-law, Bernard Keller; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Keller; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Pat. Preceded in death by her husband, Leo J. Keller on Aug. 21, 1997. Marguerite was born to Frank and Ora Lynch on May 7, 1916, in Pueblo. She attended St. Patrick High School and church and most recently was a member of Holy Family Church. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview, with the Rev. Father Ron Roche as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation through the funeral home office.
Mrs. Martha Keller - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1925 - Mrs. Martha Keller, age 77 years. Passed away peacefully to her rest yesterday at the family residence 1203 East Ninth street after an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Keller was well known and greatly beloved in Pueblo where she has resided for the past thirty seven years. She is survived by the following children; Mrs. Mary Nittinger, E. J. Keller, Amelia C. Keller, Leo A., Frank and Paul; also fourteen grandchildren and one great-grand child. She was a member of the L. C.R. and the Alter and Rosary society. Double funerals of Mrs. Martha Keller and Edmund R. Nittinger will take place Saturday morning at 8:30 from the residence 1203 East Ninth street and at 9 o'clock from St. Leander's church; the burial will be in the family burial plot in Roselawn cemetery, in charge of T. G. McCarthy & Sons.
Kellerman, June V.
June V. Kellerman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - June V. Kellerman, age 88, born Nov. 18, 1917, passed away Feb. 18, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy H. Kellerman; and brother, Lynn Drake. Survived by her daughters, Kay (Frank) Elmer and Ann (Ken) Hunt; three sisters, True Rickenbach, Mary Lou Williams and Shirley Hartman; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service will be held in St. Petersburg, Fla. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in June's memory.
Kellett, James G.
James G. Kellett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2005 - James G. Kellett, 87, passed away May 19, 2005. Survived by his wife, Bette J. Kellett; children, Michael J. (Linda) Kellett of Westford, Mass., and Kathy Kellett, Pueblo; granddaughter, Megan M. Kellett, Westford, Mass.; brother. L. David (Janet) Kellett of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; sisters-in-law Pauline Kellett, Troy, Mich., and Anne Kellett, Grosse Pointe, Mich. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Kellett served in the U.S. Navy in New Guinea as a Seabee during World War II. He worked for the Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich., until his retirement. James was an avid reader of literature. He and his wife Bette have lived in Pueblo the past 20 years. At his request, there will be cremation with no services.
Kelley, Arlene L.
Arlene L. Kelley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2006 - Arlene L. Kelley, 81, passed away June 18, 2006. Survived by her children, Connie (Ed) Bible, Randy (Diane) Kelley, Jerry (Jeanette) Kelley; grandchildren, Heather (Matt) Kouba, Jennifer (Lance) Allen, Tracy Kelley, Kristina Kelley; great-grandchildren, Austin Allen and Alora Allen. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James K. "Ken" Kelley on April 14, 2006; sons, James K. And Larry R. Kelley; her parents; brothers, Bert, Irvin, Chuck and Virgil Ogier; and grandson, baby boy Kelley. Born to Dolphie and Cora Ogier on July 4, 1924, in Menlo, Kan. Arlene and Ken were married on March 9, 1946, in Raton, N. M. She worked as manager for the Munitions Department at the Pueblo Army Depot. Graveside service, honoring both Arlene and James Kelley, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, Mountain View Cemetery, with Pastor Rob Clausen officiating. Military honors for James will be conducted by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward.
Kelley, Eileen Torrey
Eileen Torrey Kelley – Pueblo Chieftain – October 15, 2006 - Eileen Torrey Kelley, passed away Oct. 10, 2006, in Boise, Idaho. Eileen was born March 14, 1915, in Pueblo and was employed for many years as a secretary at the Colorado State Hospital. While in Pueblo, she was a member of Grace Community Bible Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, and a life member of the Pueblo Art Guild and the National Museum of Women in Art. Upon moving to California in the late 1980s, she was active in the Paso Robles community and was recognized for her volunteering efforts by being named the Robelin of the Month in May 1997. Eileen had lived in Boise since April 2006. She was preceded in death by a son, David Kelley; and her stepdaughter, Darlene Morrell. Eileen is survived by her children, H. Wayne (Pat) Kelley, Minn., Mary Ann Howell, Calif., Nancy (George) Leighton, Idaho; 20 grandchildren, John (Cindy) Kelley, David (Brenda ) Kelley, Bill Kelley, Judy (Rick) Osbakken, Keith Kelley, Jason Vanzile, Linda (Brad) Martin, Gail (Jim) Haisten, DeeDee (Russ) Tyner, Leta (David) Ashton, Lena (Phil) Cothran, Rick Howell, Tammy Ceroni, Charmaine Howell, Mitch Howell, Mindy DeRossett, Beth Case, Sherrie (Fred) Skinner, Tom DeRossett and George (Katie) DeRossett; 36 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the Mortuary. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Kelley, Elmer Willis
Elmer Willis Kelley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2001 - Passed away Feb. 28, 2001. Survived by his two sons, Gerald W. Kelley of Pueblo and Larry T. Kelley of Ketchum, Idaho; grandchildren, Sara (Brian) Kihn of Broomfield, Colo., Sean M. Kelley of Portage, Wis., and Mary Kathleen Kelley of Pueblo; and great-grandchildren, Evan and Morgan Kihn. Preceded in death by his wife, Florence M. "Peggy" Kelley; and parents, Orel Belle and Elmer Lewis Kelley. Born May 12, 1907, in Topeka, Kan., and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in accounting. He was employed by Sinclair Refinery for 17 years and then owned two feed stores in Kansas City, Kan. He moved to Pueblo in 1952 and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1970. He lived in Rye until 1990 when he returned to Pueblo. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2001, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leslie Barnett officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery in Rye.
Kelley, Glenn N.
Glenn N. Kelley - North Platte Telegraph - June 14, 2005 - North Platte, NE - Glenn N. Kelley, 85, a native of Maxwell, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Wel-Life Assisted Living Facility. Glenn was born on Nov. 19, 1919, in Maxwell to Ernest and Bertha Tridle Kelley. He grew up in and around North Platte and worked for his uncle in Trinidad, Colo., and Raton, N.M. He married Agnes Lee in Clayton, N.M., on March 30, 1941, and to this union a girl, Glenna, and a boy, Ben, were born. Mr. Kelley worked for Union Pacific Railroad from 1943 to 1979, moving to Gering in 1957. He lived in Melbeta for 37 years and with his daughter for a while before moving into Wel-Life. Upon his retirement, they spent 17 winters in Port Isabel, Texas. He loved to fish, hunt and travel. Survivors include his daughter Glenna; brothers Lorane of Tennessee and Richard of Illinois; sister, Pat Gonzales of Raton; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His wife of 62 years, Agnes; son Ben; his parents; two brothers; and a sister preceded him in death. A memorial has been established to the Prairie Haven Hospice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Gering Memorial Chapel.
Kelley, Hilda A.
Hilda A. Kelley - Huerfano World - June 13, 1991 - Mrs. Hilda A. Kelley, 81, of Walsenburg, died early Monday morning June 10, 1991 in Huerfano County Medical Center. Mrs. Kelley had been in the Long Term Care unit since December, 1990 after suffering a second stroke. Born in Green Bay, WI, moving west, the family eventually settled in Victor. As a young girl, she went to Denver where she met Robert W. Kelley, who she married Sept. 3, 1934. Mr. Kelley, a pharmacist, first went to Brush and then to Ft. Morgan where he worked. In 1941, the Kelleys moved to Walsenburg and two years later, Mr. Kelley purchased Star Drug. Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and raised her three children. When Mr. Kelley died in 1975, she continued living in Walsenburg close to her sons. Mrs. Kelley was a member of the United Church of Walsenburg and of the Naomi Chapter, NO. 14, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are three children, William R. Kelley, Montrose, Gordon E. Kelley, Walsenburg and Beatrice Schmidt, Louisville, KY; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Wednesday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Kelley's two sons officiated. Eastern Star service by Mariposa Chapter, No. 63, OES. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.
Kelley, James K.
James K. "Ken" "Papa" Kelley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - James K. "Ken" "Papa" Kelley, 84, passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2006, doing what he liked most, working in his field. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene L. Kelley. Children include Connie (Ed) Bible, Randy (Diane) Kelley, Jerry (Jeanette) Kelley, all of Pueblo; brother, Loren Kelley of Puyallup, Wash.; grandchildren Heather (Matt) Kouba, Jennifer (Lance) Allen, Tracy Kelley, Kristina Kelley; great-grandchildren Austin Allen and Alora Allen. Ken was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Boone, Colo., and was a lifetime Pueblo area resident. Ken and Arlene were married March 9, 1946, in Raton, N.M. He worked 35 years for C & W Railroad and 17 years for the Teamsters. At his request, there will be a private family viewing. Memorial service, noon Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Ave. Military honors and interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date.
Kelley, Mackey Van
Mackey Van Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1999 - Mackey Van Kelly, 88, of Westcliffe, died Jan. 12, 1999, at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. He was born Jan. 30, 1910, in Wardville, Okla., to Joseph S. Kelly and Lavada Mackey Kelly. He married Thelma Louise Nichols in Oklahoma on April 18, 1936, and was married for 62 years. Member of the United Methodist Church in Westcliffe and former Westcliffe School Board member and National Association of Rural Route Carriers. He came to Colorado in 1938 to teach school in a one room school house in Querida, Colo. He taught school in Querida and Rosita then became a rural route letter carrier. He was also an artist and musician who painted landscape scenes and often portraits. He was a well known historian of the Rosita-Westcliffe area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He went hiking and fishing at almost every lake in the Sangre de Cristos. He played the fiddle and actually built and designed them. He was an excellent grapher and often painted the scenes that he graphed. Mackey was an excellent father, husband and grandfather. He was a relic collector and had donated dinosaur bones and other relics to local museums. Served on the local school board for about 10 years. Being of Choctaw Indian background, he studied and wrote extensively regarding his family heritage and history. Preceded in death by wife, Thelma- brother, Gorman Kelly, formerly of Oklahoma- and sister, Pearl McCulley, formerly of Oklahoma. Survived by children, Karen Kelly, Watkins, Colo., Erlynn Kelly Steyer, Lakewood, Colo., and Mackey Kelly, Minco, Okla.- grandchildren, Stacy Steyer, Lakewood, Colo., Sean Steyer, New York City, N.Y., and Jodi (Brian) Knight, Aurora, Colo.- great-grandchildren, Miranda Matuszewski and Zachary Knight- niece, Louise Carriger, Durant, Okla.- and sister-in-law, Eula Kelly, Wardville, Okla. to be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church in Westcliffe. Private family inurnment at Rosita Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Custer County Clinic or Home Health Care through the Florence Mortuary, 120 N. Pikes Peak Ave., Florence, Colo. 81226.
Kelley, R. Floyd
R. Floyd Kelley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1986 - R. Floyd Kelley, 87, longtime Lamar and Holly resident, died Monday, Aug. 25, 1986, at Pueblo Manor, Pueblo. Graveside funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, and burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions can be made to Colorado Boys Ranch.
Thelma Milford Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2003 - Thelma Milford Kelly, 93, passed away on Sept. 24, 2003. She was born on April 24, 1910, to the union of Hugh and Grace Metcalf. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Milford; second husband, Milford Kelly; three children, Yvonne Borton, Michael Milford and Deborah Firestone. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Gary (Linda) Milford, Las Vegas, Nev., Grace Jane (Bill) Lucero, Westminster, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Thelma was an employee of The Pueblo Chieftain for many years, and retired in 1980. She will be greatly missed for her impeccable beauty, the way she loved, taught how to love, and lived with a never-ending smile. Public viewing will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Also, please visit Thelma's memorial at www.mem.com.
Kelley, Vincent A.
Vincent A. Kelley - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1999 - Vincent A. Kelley, 77, of Canon City, died April 27, 1999, in Canon City. He was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Meade, Kan., to Percy and Mary Catherine Kelley. He was a retired jeweler and member of the Methodist church. He was active in Rotary, VFW, Pikes Peak Bowling Association, Class of '39 and Royal Gorge Chapter of VMCCA. He is survived by wife, Charlene (Brazille) Kelley- daughter, Susan (Dave) Strehlow, Colorado Springs- stepchildren, Bob (Tammy) Brazille, Aurora, Bill (Renee) Brazille, Los Alamos, N.M., Cheryl (Whit) West, Canon City, and Mike (Margaret) Brazille, Meridan, Miss.- grandchildren, Debbie, Fort Collins, and David, Colorado Springs-step-grandchildren, Kathy (Kevin), Molly, Mikey, Dallas, Kelly, Michael and Madison- and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Diana Kelley, in 1997. s will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 1999, at the United Methodist Church of Canon City. Inurnment following the service at Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers or food, contributions may be made to the Friends of Hospice through the Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, Colo.
Kelley, William W.
William W. "Bill" Kelley - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1999 - William W. "Bill" Kelley, 88, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 8, 1999. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances; brother, Robert Kelley of Maryland; niece, Betty Antle of Sedalia, Colo.; best friend, Steve (Nellie) Klafurich of Pueblo; and numerous other relatives. Mr. Kelley worked at the PAD for 27 years as a safety officer, retiring in 1969. He also worked as a security officer at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army from 1932 to 1938. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Kelling, Carl William
Carl William Kelling - Pueblo Chieftain July 20, 1969 - Carl William Kelling, July 18, 1969, at a local hospital after a short illness. Husband of Ella C. Kelling of the family home at Route 1, Westcliffe. Father of Mrs. Mary C. Gretton, Route 3, Box 37 1\2, where the family may be contacted; Floyd A. Kelling, and Mrs. Lorene A High, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of eight, Brother of William F. Kelling, Westcliffe, Member of Hope Lutheran Church, being a former member of the finance board for nine years and past secretary and treasurer of the church; Colorado Cattlemen's Association and Custer County Stockgrowers Association. Resident of Westcliffe for past 68 years. Retired rancher. Born Dec. 31, 1900, in Kansas. Married Feb. 17, 1929. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe, with the Rev. Melvin Alberts officiating. Graveside service 1 p.m., Pueblo Memorial Gardens, Those who desire may contribute directly to his church memorial fund.
Kelling, Ella C.
Ella C. Kelling - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 1985 - Ella C. Kelling, 76, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital on June 6, 1985. Survived by son, Floyd A. ( Betty ) Kelling of Pueblo; daughters, Mary (Jerome) Gretton and Lorene A. Nigh, both of Pueblo; sisters, Katherine ( Alfred ) Thornberry of Canon City, Emma ( Roy ) Weiner of Denver, Velma ( William ) Ketchum of Portales, N.M., Lily ( Paul ) Ketchum of Wetherford, Texas, and Verna ( Lewis ) Read of Canon City. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Carl W. Kelling, and parents, Carl and Lena Kindt. Born on Dec. 1, 1908, in Gardner. Lived in Westcliffe before moving to Pueblo in 1978. Was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Westcliffe, Visitation hours from 1 until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 1985, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, 1985, at Imperia; Chapel. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 6 Bruce Lane following interment.
Emily Kelling - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 1969 - Emily Kelling, May 3, 1969, at a local nursing home. Stepmother of Carl and W.F. Kelling, both of Westcliffe. Grandmother of Mrs. Mary Gretton, Mrs. Melvin Nigh and Floyd Kelling, all of Pueblo, Great-Grandmother of eight. Sister of Herman Hansen and Mrs. Emma Roche, both of Canon City, and Edward Hansen, Westcliffe. Aunt of several. Long time Westcliffe resident before moving to Pueblo 12 years ago. Menzel Funeral Home, Westcliffe, in charge of service.
William Kelling – Stuart Chronicle – November 15, 1888 – William Kelling, a prominent German ranchman of the Wet Mountain valley, suicided Wednesday morning by taking a dose of strychnine. An altercation with his brother appears to have been the motive that caused the rash act. Mr. Kelling was well fixed financially. He leaves a wife and six children.
Kellner, Robert Allen
Robert Allen “Bob” Kellner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2003 - Robert Allen “Bob” Kellner passed away Aug. 20, 2003, in Pueblo. Bob was born Oct. 18, 1948, in Burbank, Calif. He was an Eagle Scout and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Bob served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1970, and was a Vietnam veteran. Upon his graduation from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo., in 1976, he completed a Coro Foundation fellowship. Bob began his 26-year career in public health at the Kansas City Health Department. In 1980, he moved to Pueblo West after accepting a position as an epidemiologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Bob was very passionate about his work. Perhaps the highlight of his career was his being featured in Life magazine for his investigative work with AIDS. Bob will surely be remembered for his wry sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his mother, Iola M. Kellner; his father, Hank M. Kellner; father-in-law, Tony C. Hude; and brother-in-law, Charles R. Miller. Bob is survived by his wife, Ann; and children, Leah and Rachel, of the family home; his first wife, Nancy J. Kellner, of Fort Collins; and children, James, of Hanover, N.H., and Olivia, of Fort Collins; sister, Ann Miller; and her children, Victoria and Matthew, of Pueblo; sister Betty (Ken) Boyer of Lakeview, Ark.; mother-in-law, Dawn Bullard, of Pueblo; and sister-in-law, Sharon (Ray) Catulli; and their children, Toni and Caroline, of Pueblo. Bob is also survived by close friends, “Little Bill” Ray and “Big Bill” Knieff, Larry Joe “LJ” Conrad; family comrade, Inga Laugks; and numerous other friends and colleagues. Bob will lie in state from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, in the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight with Msgr. Marvin Kapushion as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mountain Vale Cemetery in Canon City with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family asks that those wishing to do so make contributions in memory of Bob to the St. Therese Catholic School through the mortuary.
Kelloff, Victoria E.
Victoria E. Kelloff - Daily Times - January 9, 2006 - Farmington, NM - Victoria E. Kelloff, 94, of Farmington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, in Farmington. She was born Aug. 23 in Aguilar, Colo., to Richard Kelloff and Margaret Nabeha Rahy. She was the second oldest of four children. She married Jim Keloff in 1926 and moved from Aguilar to Trinidad, Colo., in 1930. Victoria lived most of her life in Trinidad. She was a member of the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, the Knife and Fork Club and a founding member of the Elks Club in Trinidad. In 1982, she moved to Farmington to be closer to her sister and family. Victoria worked in a women's clothing store for 25 years and very much enjoyed visiting with customers and helping people. She was an avid gardener and always had a beautiful yard full of colorful roses. She also enjoyed traveling and made trips to Europe, Hawaii and many different places in the United States. She loved to play bridge with the ladies club and enjoyed entertaining in her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim, who died in 1952. She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, Joe R. Kelloff, Tom R. Kelloff and Helen Fayad. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Louis Fayad of Aztec; sister-in-law, Patricia Kelloff of Portland; nieces and nephews, Ann Gattis and husband, Jerry, of Farmington; Carol Hatfield and husband, Warren, of Aztec; Joseph Fayad and wife, Laura, of Farmington; Harold Kelloff and wife, Kay, of Alamosa, Colo.; Dr. Gary Kelloff and wife Caroline, of Fairfax, Va.; Karl Kelloff and wife, Judie; Janeen Wadsworth and husband, Jim, and Jim Kelloff and wife, Debbie, all of Portland, Ore., and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Cope Memorial Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Cope Memorial Chapel by Monsignor Gomez. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 2100 E. 20th St. with Monsignor Gomez Celebrant. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens. Pallbearers are Harold Kelloff, Joe Fayad, Louis Fayad II, Jerry Gattis and Warren Hatfield. Victoria is in the care of Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington, (505) 327-5142.
Kellog, Eva May
Eva May (Moroney) Kellogg - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2002 - Eva May (Moroney) Kellogg, 71, passed away Oct. 18, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Howard Kellogg; parents, Frank and Mary (Keep) Morone; brothers, Joe and Pete Moroney. She is survived by her sisters, Rose Mary Moroney, Nell (Chuck) Cuchiara, Shirley Moroney and Barbara (Tony) Fortino, all of Pueblo; sisters-in law, Maxine Moroney of Pueblo and Betty Moroney of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and other relatives. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Chapter of the American Cancer Society or to the Ascension Episcopal Church.
Kellogg, Bernard David
Bernard David Kellogg - Huerfano World - February 7, 2002 - Bernard David Kellogg, 80, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 27, 2002 in Denver. He was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Erie, PA. Mr. Kellogg was a carpenter, construction worker and a concrete finisher. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II between 1943-46 and was wounded twice in combat. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Kellogg married Bertha Estella Rice, who predeceased him, on June 1, 1946 in Erie, PA. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Marie Torpy, Springtown, TX; sons, Frank Clifford Kellogg, Walsenburg, Ernie Bernard (Wanda) Kellogg, La Veta, and William James Kellogg, Walsenburg; sisters and brother, Cecilia Marie Bachmaier, Ina Jane Kellogg, Evelyn "Corky" Rosthauser and Quentin James Kellogg, all of Erie, PA; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He also is predeceased by two brothers, William "Uncle Bill" Kellogg and Francis "Uncle Bud" Kellogg, both of Erie, PA. Rosary was held Jan. 31, 2002 and funeral service was held Feb. 1, 2002, both at Drinkwine Family Chapel in Littleton. Burial was at Ft, Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
Kellogg, Everett W. Sr.
Everett W. Kellogg Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2003 - Everett W. Kellogg Sr., 73, passed away April 30, 2003. Survived by his wife, Tessie M. Kellogg; children, Cathy Rochelle, Colorado Springs, Jennie (Ralph) Acosta and Wes Kellogg, both of Phelan, Calif.; step-daughter, Rhonda (Steve) Kochis; step-son, Brian (Theresa) Duskey; siblings, Irvine (Pat) Kellogg, Maxine Copenhaver and Dorothy Moreno; and grandchildren, Brian Acosta, Alex Rochelle, Stephen Kochis, Dezmond Kochis, Jennifer Duskey and Kimberly Duskey. Preceded in death by his bothers, Dale F. and Norman E. Kellogg; grandson, Randy Bija; and granddaughter, Talisha Bija. Born Dec. 3, 1929, in Circleville, Kan., Everett was career military having served five years in the U.S. Army, four years in the National Guard and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. Member of The Retired and Enlisted Association. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 1 until 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Waudell Maple officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Kellogg, Raymond H.
Raymond H. Kellogg - Huerfano World - May 17, 2007 - Raymond H. Kellogg who resided with his wife, Lois of 65 years by his side, passed away on May 14, 2007. He was born on January 14, 1921. The Kelloggs lived at 482 Cherokee Drive in Walsenburg, coming to Huerfano County in 1998 from Baja, Mexico, where they lived for 25 years. Mr. Kellogg was retired from the California Department of fish and Game. He is survived by his wife, Lois and a daughter, Day. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Lee.
Kellogg, Wayne D.
Wayne D. Kellogg – Newspaper Unknown – October 2002 - Wayne D. Kellogg, longtime summer resident of Pitkin, passed away October 10, 2002. He was 82. Wayne was born April 12, 1920, to Lottie Edna Ladd and Glen Riley Kellogg, in Cestos, Oklahoma. He graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado. n Oct. 4, 1940, he married his sweetheart of four years, Juanita Mae Hobbs (Nagle) at Taloga, Oklahoma. Wayne served his country during WW-II with the 5th Armored Division, 127th Ordinance as a Master Sargent. Wayne was a certified welder having been employed by Rocketdyne/Rockwell Int./Boeing and Teledyne in Neosho, Mo. and retired from B.F. Goodrich of Miami, Oklahoma. Wayne was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge Chapter 82, Cherokee, Kan., and Chapter 58, Pittsburg, Kan., Shriners Mirza Temple, Pittsburg, Kan., American Legion, SOAR (Steelworkers Organization). During his summer months in Pitkin, he served relentlessly as Water Commissioner, was named Citizen of the Year in 1995, an active member of the Pitkin Community Church and gave countless hours volunteering to help his friends and neighbors in Pitkin doing any job asked. This 4th of July, Wayne and Juanita were honored as Grand Marshals of the Pitkin Parade. Wayne and Juanita lived in many towns throughout Kansas, Missouri and Colorado, settling in Baxter Springs, Kan., during the winter and Pitkin in the summer months since the late 1950's. Wayne loved no place better and was loved by all. Wayne leaves behind, to cherish his memories, his wife of 62 years, Juanita of Baxter Springs and Pitkin; son Larry Gene Kellogg and wife Virginia of Augusta, Kan.; daughter Glenda Kay Humphrey and husband Don of Checotah, Okla.; 10 loving grandchildren; and four precious great grandchildren; a niece and nephew; family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson. Following visitation at the LeChot Funeral Home in Gunnison, a time of celebration and fellowship was held for family and friends in Pitkin on October 12, 2002 at the Newcomb Community Center. Services will be Saturday, October 19, 2002 at Abbott Funeral Home, Baxter Springs, Kan., with burial at Lowell Cemetery in Lowell, Kansas. Memorials may be made to the Pitkin Community Church hymnal fund, the Shriners or Masons c/o Abbott Funeral Home, 519 East 12th Street, Baxter Springs, Kan., 66713.
Barbara Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2006 - Barbara Kelly passed away Feb. 12, 2006. Memorial service 3 p.m., May 20, 2006, Odd Fellows Hall, 575 S. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs. Please bring your memories to share.
Bret Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 2002 - Bret Kelly was born in Rocky Ford, Sept. 28, 1922, but he lived in Pueblo most of his life. He was the son of William Andrew and Florence Gail (Yant) Kelly, both of whom predeceased him. On March 25, 1944, he married Patricia Ducy Kelly. Their children are Kate Kelly Schweitzer (Larchmont, N.Y.; husband, George); and Eric Damian Kelly (Muncie, Ind.; wife, Sandra). A 1940 graduate of Centennial High School, he left his educational program at the University of Colorado to join the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in the Infantry, going into France shortly after D-Day. He was awarded the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Star for his service there, as well as a Purple Heart for the serious injuries that brought him home. Following his recovery, he completed his education at the University of Colorado, graduating in 1947 cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a member of Kappa Sigma. In 1946, he joined Steel City Investment Co., founded by his father-in-law, Damian Ducy; he spent his career with that company, now known as SCA Insurance. He served as its president for many years and more recently as chairman of the board, when long-time friend and colleague Ralph Williams succeeded him as president. Under Bret Kelly's stewardship, the firm grew to a large regional agency with multiple offices and clients in many states. He earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) certification, the primary professional credential in the field. He also served on the board of United Bank of Pueblo for many years and chaired that board from 1983-88. Long committed to public service, he served on the Pueblo Board of Water Works from 1966-80 (president 1970-71) and on the Pueblo Area Council of Governments from 1971-73. Until his death, he was a member of the Colorado Forum, a group of business leaders active in public policy issues statewide. He was a past president of the Pueblo Single Fund (now United Way), the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and the Pueblo Kiwanis Club. He served on the USC Foundation Board for many years and was its vice president for seven years and its president from 1998-99. He was also a board member for the Roselawn Cemetery Association, Pueblo Heart Council, Family Service Society, the Jackson Foundation and the Farley Foundation. Bret and Pat established the Kelly-Ducy Foundation, which has supported many local causes, including a major gift to create Kelly Falls in the HARP Project and significant gifts to USC and the Arts Center. Bret spoke often of the "joy of giving." In 2001, Bret Kelly was recognized by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce as Pueblo's "Citizen of the Year." Bret and Pat were jointly honored several times for their public service: as honorary parade marshals of the State Fair Parade in 1991; with Outstanding Community Service Awards from the Southern Colorado Press Club in 1991; with Distinguished Service Awards from the Parkview Foundation in 1992; with Distinguished Service Awards from the University of Colorado in 1992; and through election to the Pueblo Hall of Fame in 1995. In addition to Pat, Eric and Kate, he is survived by his brother Clark (Las Cruces, N.M.; wife, Ruth), and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial gifts to the USC Foundation, the Roselawn Cemetery Association or the Parkview Medical Center Foundation. The interment service will be private. A memorial celebration will be held at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center theater at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2002. The family will receive callers at the center after the ceremony.
Kelly, Curtis Johnson
Capt. Curtis Johnson Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain October 03, 2002 Capt. Curtis Johnson Kelly, USCG (Retired), passed away Thursday Sept. 26, 2002 at 6:30 a.m., at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. Curt had been having declining health since Feb. 2002, but his passing was unexpected. Fortunately, he passed away quickly and without pain. Curt and his wife Joy (Mary R.) moved to Pueblo West one year ago from San Diego, Calif. His daughter Debi and her family live in Pueblo. He was born in Ridgland, S.C. on July 12, 1922 and grew up in Bartow, Fla. Curt had a successful career in the United States Coast Guard, graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. in 1943, a member of the Class of Ś44. He served in many interesting duty stations, including air stations in Salem, Mass.; Hawaii; Naples, Italy; Washington, D.C.; Commanding Officer of the USCG Air station in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Commandant of Cadets at the USCG Academy in New London, Conn. He ended his military career in 1973 as Commander, Coast Guard Activities Europe in London, England. He lived in San Diego for 30 years, working as Head of Employee Benefits at San Diego Community College; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grossmont Hospital; and Professor at Webster University, finally retiring in 2001 at the age of 79. Curt and Joy have been married for 55 years. He is survived by his wife Joy; his three children: Pamela Kelly Marthaler of Silverdale, Wash.; Curtis J. Kelly, Jr. of Princeton, N.J.; and Deborah Kelly Lloyd of Pueblo, Colo. He has 5 grandchildren: Kirstin, Kelly, Patrick, Katy, and Becky, and two dogs, Beauty and Princess. Memorial Services were held for Curt on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002 at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. Family members attending the services from out of town included his brother Robert Kelly and wife Anne from Lakeland, Fla.; sister in law and husband Linda and Barry Sutton from Hemet, Calif.; Daughter and husband Pam and Marty Marthaler (USCG Academy class of 1970) of Silverdale, Wash.; son Curt Kelly Jr. and wife Nancy from Princeton, N.J.; Grandson Kelly Gordon Marthaler (USCG Third Class Petty Officer) from Juneau, Ala. His inurnment will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West, Colo. 81007.
Kelly, Ethel Maude
Ethel Maude Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1999 - Ethel Maude Kelly, 98, of Canon City, passed away Nov. 25, 1999. She was born Nov. 24, 1901, in Lincoln, Neb., to Milton and Laura (Graf) Shivley. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1923 with a bachelor's degree in history. She taught in various schools in Nebraska and Iowa. It was during this time that she met her husband, Eric T. Kelly, and Maude married on Aug. 6, 1927. In 1928 they moved to Pueblo. They had two sons, Todd, in 1928 and Eric, in 1929. During World War II the family moved around but returned to Pueblo, which they always considered home. It was at this time that Maude renewed her career as a substitute teacher in the Pueblo school system. They homesteaded a section of land on East Beaver Creek and developed a cattle operation on the two parcels. Maude retired from teaching in 1963, and she and Eric built a house on the Kelly Ranch outside of Canon City. She was active in the Women's Club, Chapter DK of PEO, Book Club and organizations at the United Presbyterian Church. Maude enjoyed reading, sewing, tending her rose garden and watching the changing scenery from her kitchen window. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981; her sister, Eula, in 1984; and her son, Eric, in 1998. She is survived by her son, Todd and friend, Elizabeth; Eric's wife Marcy; loving companion, Arlene Braun; grandchildren, Karen (Terry) Newton, Wendy Kelly, Ann Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Michelle (Norman) Cavanaugh and Mike (Denise) Kelly; great-grandchildren, Chad, Lisa and Zachary Newton, John and Scott Brown, Quinn Slade, Tara Kelly and Katrina Brown, Miles and MacKenzie Cavanaugh and Tucker, Wyatt and Sadie Kelly. Maude will be missed by family and friends alike. Cremation through Wilson Andrews Crematory with memorial services at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Wilson Andrews Memorial Chapel. Those wishing may make contributions to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County, 517 W. Third St., Florence, Colo. 81226.
Florence Yant Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1986 - Mrs. Florence Yant Kelly died Jan. 23, 1986. Graduate of the University of Colorado and teacher in the Rocky Ford School System. Pueblo resident for 60 years. Preceded in death by her husband, William A. Kelly. Survived by sons, Bret Kelly, Pueblo; Dr. Clark A. Kelly, Delmar, N.Y.; daughters-in-law, Patricia Ducy Kelly, Pueblo; and Ruth Skinner Kelly, Delmar. Also survived by grandson, Eric Damian Kelly, his wife Viana and children, Damian and Eliza, Douglas and Valissitie; granddaughter, Kate Kelly Schweitzer, her husband, George, and children, Amanda and Elizabeth; and grandson, Bret Andrew Kelly, a student at Westtown School. Member of First Presbyterian Church, Social Order of Beauceant, Ladies Consistory and New Century Club, and former member of the Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. Served as volunteer guide at Rosemount Victorian House Museum. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Ross officiating, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Her family respectfully suggests contributions from friends to Colorado Boys Ranch at La Junta or to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Endowment Fund direct or through the funeral home office.
Kelly, Hazel M.
Hazel M. Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1998 - Hazel M. Kelly, 62, San Diego, formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 4, 1998. Member of the Eastern Star. Survived by sons, David (Virginia) Crawford, San Diego, and Cal (Debbie) Crawford, Aloha, Ore.- mother, Marie Kelly, Pueblo- brother, John (Georgina) Kelly, Pueblo- niece and nephew, Rochelle and Todd- and four grandchildren. Private services were held in San Diego. San Diego Telophase Society.
Kelly, Helen Freeman
Helen Freeman Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2000 - Helen Freeman Kelly, 87, a Denver native and longtime resident of Coalinga, Calif., and Amarillo, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 31, in Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Michael Kelly; sisters, Louise Berens, Theresa Flood, Frances Smith and Margaret Freeman; brother, Milton Freeman; son, Thomas Joseph Kelly; and great-granddaughter, Christina Suzanne Kelly. Survivors include a sister, Catherine Lee of Evergreen, Colo.; brother, Mahlon Freeman of Blackfoot, Idaho; daughters, Mary (Robert) Austin of Albuquerque, N.M., Kathryn Kelly of Treasure Island, Fla., and Helen (Stephen) Wheir of Oxnard, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Janet Kelly of Kennewick, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Our Lady Of The Meadows, 23 Starling, with Rev. Father Ron Roche as celebrant. The family will receive guests following the Mass at the home of George and Carol Birks. A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Pavillion at Villa Pueblo for the gentle and loving care they provided Helen during her stay with them. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation in her memory through the funeral home.
Kelly, John William
John "Jack" William Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1986 - John "Jack" William Kelly, 70, died Friday, Oct. 31, from injuries suffered in a tree-cutting accident. Born Jan. 16, 1 916, in St. Paul, Minn. Member of United Methodist Church of Ordway, VFW 336, and a veteran of WW II. Married Margaret Breon on Sept. 27, 1976. Survived by wife, Margaret; sons, John W. Kelly Jr., Lakewood, Daniel, Kevin and Robert, all of Denver; daughter, Ida Kathleen Brent, Denver; stepdaughter, Nancy Cross; stepson, Ervin Wertz, Montrose; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 11 stepchildren and seven step-grandchildren. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tues-day, United Methodist Church, Ordway. Concluding service, Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Fort Lyon.
Kelly, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Kelly - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 10, 2007 - Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2007, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pueblo, CO. Inurnment to follow Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Colorado Alzheimer's Association or charity of choice in the name of Mary E. Kelly. Mike Kelly can be reached at 719-659-1839.
Kelly, Mary R.
Marie R. Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2003 - Marie R. Kelly, born on July 1, 1915, embraced eternal peace on May 29, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cal L. Kelly; and her daughter, Hazel M. Kelly. She is survived by her son, John R. (Georgina) Kelly; grandchildren, Todd (Laura) Kelly, Rochelle Kelly DeVargas, Cal Norman Crawford, David (Virginia) Crawford; great-grandchildren, Dex DeVargas, Trent and Jillian Kelly; sister, Virginia (John) Taggart; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Marie was Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star No. 7 for two separate terms, a member of the First United Methodist Church and a very devoted mother and grandmother. A special thank you to her special friend, Marie Johnson and the “lunch bunch.” Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Manitou Springs.
Kelly, Patrick John Sr.
Patrick John Kelly Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2004 - Patrick John Kelly Sr., 54, born April 7, 1950, went home to the Lord on Oct. 19, 2004. Pat, a Purple Heart recipient in Vietnam, was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Nancy Kelly; two daughters, Betty Kelly, Angela (Jason) Patterson; son, Patrick (Jessica) Kelly Jr.; sister, Karen Ann (Jack) Kelliher of Yardley, Pa.; brother, Skip (Barb) Barber of Syracuse, N.Y.; grandchildren, Michael, Savannah, Santana, Eliana, Alexandria and Angel; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Anthony, John and Tony. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Helen; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Andy Such; father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Betty Howard; and special friend, John Martin. Pat will be missed by all who knew him. Love you Papa. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family will receive friends at the family home.
Kelly, Richard Paul
Richard Paul Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 1999 - Richard Paul Kelly, 79, longtime Lamar Wiley area resident, passed away May11, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday, at the Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, and until service times Monday at the funeral home.
Kelly, Rosa M.
Rosa M. Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - October 09, 1999 - Rosa M. Kelly, 94, passed away Oct. 7, 1999. Survived by her daughter, Helen Geanetta; son, George Kelly; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and prefers donations to charity of donors' choice in her memory.
Kelly, Thelma Louise
Thelma Louise Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1998 - Thelma Louise Kelly of Westcliffe. Service to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at the Westcliffe United Methodist Church. Services will conclude at the church.
Unknown Kelly - Alamosa Independent Journal - September 4, 1884 - Early last Sunday morning a man named Kelly was shot by Felix Alvera, an Italian, in the restaurant of the latter in Pueblo. It was the result of a quarrel over debt.
Kelly, Verna Elizabeth
Verna Elizabeth "Betty" Kelly - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 2000 - Verna Elizabeth "Betty" Kelly, 95, died May 30, 2000, at Bent County Memorial Nursing Home in Las Animas. She was born Jan. 12, 1905, in Webster County, Mo., to Luther McKay and Ala Ota Yeates Felkner. The Felkners moved to Bent County in 1926 and acquired property in Kreybill Community, eight miles northeast of Las Animas. Betty graduated from Bent County High School and went to college in Greeley, where she earned her teachers' certificate. She was a teacher in several rural schools in Bent County. Betty was married to James Clyde Kelly on Aug. 22, 1930. They resided in the Cornelia and Rixey communities until Jim Kelly's death as a result of a farming accident in 1952. Betty and Jim were the parents of five children: Jack W. Kelly of Prescott, Ariz., Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew of Portland, Ore., James Keith Kelly of Helena, Mont., Joseph Robert Kelly of Colorado City and William Kent Kelly, who was killed on Jan. 1, 1985, in an airline accident on Mount Illimani near LaPaz, Bolivia, while serving as director of the Peace Corps in Paraguay. Betty was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church since joining in 1935. She was also active in the Rebecca Lodge and Rixey Community TRI-C Club. Betty had seven siblings, Irma May, Ruben Wesley, Theodore Luther, Ernest Treen, Cyrus Clark, Lily Florence and Clinton Willard. Cyrus, of Fountain Valley, Calif., is her only surviving sibling. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas. Interment will follow in Las Animas Cemetery.
Kellywood, Daniel David
Daniel David Kellywood - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2000 - Daniel David Kellywood, 28, departed this life unexpectedly Sept. 29, 2000. He was born Aug. 20, 1972, in Pueblo, Colo. Daniel enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature. He was a big fan of the Raiders football team and enjoyed watching wrestling. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Alvina Katzendorn; and cousin, Jim Martinez. Survived by his mother, Virginia (Joe) Martinez; sister, Dianne (Pete) Pacheco; nephews, Kenneth Vigil, Jonathon Martinez and Shawn Micheal Pacheco; grandmother, Romalita Gonzales. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Visitation until 5 p.m. today. Rosary, 7 p.m. at the Angelus Chapel. Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Family will receive friends at 1617 Carltonia.
Keloff, Victoria E.
Victoria E. Keloff - The Daily Times - January 9, 2006 - Farmington, NM - Victoria E. Keloff, 94, of Farmington, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, in Farmington. She was born Aug. 23 in Aguilar, Colo., to Richard Kelloff and Margaret Nabeha Rahy. She was the second oldest of four children. She married Jim Keloff in 1926 and moved from Aguilar to Trinidad, Colo., in 1930. Victoria lived most of her life in Trinidad. She was a member of the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, the Knife and Fork Club and a founding member of the Elks Club in Trinidad. In 1982, she moved to Farmington to be closer to her sister and family. Victoria worked in a women's clothing store for 25 years and very much enjoyed visiting with customers and helping people. She was an avid gardener and always had a beautiful yard full of colorful roses. She also enjoyed traveling and made trips to Europe, Hawaii and many different places in the United States. She loved to play bridge with the ladies club and enjoyed entertaining in her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim, who died in 1952. She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, Joe R. Kelloff, Tom R. Kelloff and Helen Fayad. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Louis Fayad of Aztec; sister-in-law, Patricia Kelloff of Portland; nieces and nephews, Ann Gattis and husband, Jerry, of Farmington; Carol Hatfield and husband, Warren, of Aztec; Joseph Fayad and wife, Laura, of Farmington; Harold Kelloff and wife, Kay, of Alamosa, Colo.; Dr. Gary Kelloff and wife Caroline, of Fairfax, Va.; Karl Kelloff and wife, Judie; Janeen Wadsworth and husband, Jim, and Jim Kelloff and wife, Debbie, all of Portland, Ore., and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Cope Memorial Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Cope Memorial Chapel by Monsignor Gomez. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 2100 E. 20th St. with Monsignor Gomez Celebrant. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens. Pallbearers are Harold Kelloff, Joe Fayad, Louis Fayad II, Jerry Gattis and Warren Hatfield. Victoria is in the care of Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington, (505) 327-5142.
Kelso, Willie E.
Willie E. Kelso - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1986 - Willie E. Kelso, 56, of Route 2, Box 162 E., Meeker, Okla., passed away June 15, 1986. Former resident of Pueblo. Survived by wife, Barbara (Jonick), and numerous other family members. Memorial Mass, 3 p.m., Saturday, June 28, Holy Family Church.
Jewel (Judy) Keltner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2005 - Jewel (Judy) Keltner , age 93, of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away June 5, 2005. Cremation is planned. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Jewel was born Sept. 2, 1911 in Denver, Colo. to A.M. and Mae Fairchild. She was the third of five daughters born to the Fairchilds. Her family moved to Black Hawk, Colo. where she attended grade school. She completed her high school years in Central City, Colo. and graduated from Colorado State Teacher's College, now known as the University of Northern Colorado. After receiving her degree, she taught two years in Central City. In 1935, she married Shelly F. Keltner. The lived two years in La Junta, Colo. where he was supervisor of music in the public schools. In 1937, the couple moved to Pueblo, Colo. where Shelly was supervisor of music and Jewel taught in the elementary grades. Shelly and Judy raised two children, Beverly and Jim. They lived in Pueblo until 1971 when they retired and moved to Longmont. Jewel adored children and they loved her. She was proud to have taught and nurtured so many students over the years. In addition to the organizations associated with education, Jewel was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Eastern Star. Mrs. Keltner was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, her son James and her husband Shelly. She is survived by her daughter Beverly Kynor and husband Jim, and her daughter-in-law, Linda Keltner. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jim and Suzette Kynor, Bob and Shawn Kynor and Brian Keltner; three great-grandchildren, Stephen, Jenifer and Seth, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jewel was happiest when surrounded by her family. She was always interested in their activities and accomplishments. She will be remembered for her wit, wisdom, and generous spirit, and will be greatly missed.
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