The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
This page contributed by Karen Mitchell.

NOTE: Please use your BACK button to return to where you were.

kem-kgz


Kemp, J. Emmett
J. Emmett Kemp - Yampa Leader - August 29, 1903 - Professor J. Emmett Kemp, for the last five years principal of the Park street high school at Trinidad, died of Bright's disease at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver August 20th.

Kemp, Matthew
Matthew Kemp - Huerfano World - December 16, 1993 - Matthew Kemp, 33, of Walsenburg, died Dec. 13, 1993 in Huerfano Medical Center. He had been a resident of Walsenburg since 1992. Mr. Kemp was employed by Walsenburg Sheltered Workshop. Survivors include his mother, Billie Kemp and two brothers. Cremation. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m. from United Church in Walsenburg.

Kemp, Ward S.
Ward S. Kemp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Ward S. Kemp passed away Dec, 9, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by his daughter, Mrs. Dorothy (James) Sprague, Pueblo; sons, Robert (Tuppen) Kemp, Northglenn, Colo., George (Peggy) Kemp, Rockford, Ill., and James (Lois) Kemp, Plymouth, Minn.; brothers, Keith Kemp, Bisby, Ariz., and John Kemp of Denver. Survived also by 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy May Kemp, on Feb. 14, 1984. Services will be under the direction of Runyan-Stevenson-Capitol Mortuary, 7277 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, Colo.

Kendall, Homer Sherley
Homer Sherley Kendall - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1916 - Homer Sherley Kendall, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kendall, died at the family home near the Pleasant View School Wednesday evening. The funeral will be held from the home the morning at 9 o'clock. The Rev. F. W. Imboden, pastor of the Bethal Methodist church, will conduct the services and the interment will be in Roselawn in charge of the Whiton mortuary.

Kendall, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Kendall - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1999 - Josephine M. Kendall, 82, passed away on Feb. 12, 1999, following an illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Kendall and survived by her sons, James Bud" (Kay) Kendall, Paul Wayne Kendall, Ronald (Connie) Kendall- and daughter, Anita Skip" Kendall. Also survived by her sister, Annette Cardinal- granddaughter, Kelly Clementi- and great-grandchildren, Jessica and Aric Clementi- aunt, Angelina Veltri, all of Pueblo- a brother, Frank (Wanda) Niccoli of California- sisters-in-law, Blanche, Clara and Geri Niccoli- aunt, Mary Guerrieri- as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins and wonderful friends, neighbors. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Josephine will be cremated and there will be services at Roselawn Cemetery Mausoleum on Feb. 16, 1999, at 9:45 a.m. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Kendall, Mary Grace
Mary Grace Kendall - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2004 - Mary Grace Kendall, 84, passed away March 5, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Kendall. Mary is survived by her children, Nancy (Johnny) Mendez of Fowler, Dennis (Jana) Kendall of Pueblo; grandchildren, Wesley, Denise Mendez, Matthew, Garrett, Ryan Kendall; sister, Lenla Sanchez; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of the American Business Women's Association. In 1981, Mary received the woman of the year award. She retired in 1983 from Fashion Bar. Mary was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Assumption Church. She enjoyed life to its fullest. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was a loving and devoted mother to all of us. At family request, no viewing. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery.

Kendall, Pene A.
Pene A. Kendall – Pueblo Chieftain – October 28, 2006 - Pene A. Kendall, 62, of Pueblo, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away, October 26, 2006 as a result of a lengthy illness, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family. She is survived by her sons, Errol (Theresa) Smith of Pueblo, Robert (Angie) Smith of Columbus, Georgia, Todd (Chris) Smith of Pueblo, and Dan (Genna) Smith of Denver, and sister, Janice Kendall of Pueblo. Grandchildren Sandy Smith of Columbus, Georgia, Chad (Tiffaney) Smith of Pueblo, SPC Aaron Smith US Army of Schofield, Hawaii, now serving in Iraq, Daniel Smith, of Denver and Errol Smith of Pueblo. Great Grandson, due in November. Pene was a cosmetologist, employed by A Touch of Class. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. At her request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Penes' name to the National Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held Monday October 30, 2006. Time and place pending. Please call 544-3002 or 295-1577

Kendall, Professor
Professor Kendall - Pueblo Chieftain - June 8, 1921 - Avondale Teacher Reported Missing - Professor Kendall, formerly principal of the South Avondale schools, and his wife and three children, have not been seen, according to their friends, since the flood, and friends believe they were all drowned. Several bodies were yesterday discovered at Boone and one, at least, at Avondale. Professor Kendall - Aspen Democrat-Times - June 7, 1921 - 47 Known Dead! - The “Pittsburg of the West” is Rapidly Resuming Normal Conditions - Pueblo, June 7 - The list of known dead in the flood here was brought to 47 this afternoon when 7 more bodies were recovered in the ruins of the city on the south side of the river. Reports reached here this afternoon that several bodies had been found at Avondale, Vinelands and Boone, Colorado. The situation here is improving rapidly. The town of Baxter, six miles south of Pueblo, today reported a death list. The Kendall family of nine persons was reported drowned. Two of the bodies have been recovered. The Kendalls were reported to have refused to heed the flood warning given them by neighbors. Other farmers' families were reported missing.

Kendall, Robert G.
Robert G. Kendall - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 2004 - Robert G. Kendall, 73, passed away Oct. 30, 2004. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Kendell, Jane K.
Jane K. Kendell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1925 - Mrs. Jane K. Kendell, age 69 years, died at a local hospital July 23. Body at United Davis-Vories.

Kendrick, Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee Kendrick - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1999 - Raymond Lee Kendrick, passed away Aug. 23, 1999. Infant son of Amanda Kay Kendrick and Steven J. Colunio Jr. Also survived by his grandparents, Roger and Phyllis Kendrick and Daniel and Lisa Kendrick, all of Pueblo-great-grandparents- numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Born May 26, 1999, in Pueblo. Raymond had a smile that would light up his whole face. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Service, 1:30 p.m. today.

Kenealy, John
John Kenealy – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: John Kenealy is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. John Kenealy: American, single. He was a “shooter” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/bowen.html for in depth coverage of this disaster. Note: Newspaper articles also list this man as John Kennedy.

Kenesick, John
John Kenesick - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - November 25, 1918 - John Kenesick, 16 years old, was accidentally shot and killed while hunting near Pueblo.

Kenick, Alma Veda
Alma Veda Kenick - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1998 - Alma Veda Kenick, 82, was born on Oct. 24, 1915, in Mendon, Mich., and went to be with the Lord June 16, 1998, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Kenick, in 1966- by her mother, Grace Masar, in 1977- by her son, Tommy, in 1952- and by her brothers, Cecil Sprung, in 1989- and Ralph Sprung, in 1981. She is survived by her children, Harold, Martin and Earl Kenick, all of Pueblo- by her grandchildren, Tanya Kenick of New Hampshire, Christopher Kenick of Denver, Julie, and Jessica Kenick, all of Pueblo- her sister-in-law, Annette J. Sprung of Chino, Calif.- and is also survived by two great-grandsons- and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of Broadway and Orman Church of Christ, where the service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at the service. Those who wish may make contributions in Alma's name to Broadway and Orman Church of Christ, 611 Broadway, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

Kenick, Janice Sue
Janice "Jan" Sue Kenick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2005 - Janice "Jan" Sue Kenick, 56, went to sleep and woke in the Lord's arms on Feb. 20, 2005. She was active with her horses and loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed collecting, antiquing, sewing, cooking and entering items she made in the State Fair. She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna Jo Schmoll; father, Clarence "Tinkey" Scaman; brother, Richard "Rick" Scaman; grandmother, Nellie Scaman; mother-in-law, Mary Kenick; sister-in-law, Edith Marie Moe; and brother-in-law, Tony Kenick. Survived by her husband, Joe Kenick; children, Tammy Verhoeff, her children, James and William Carstensen, Steve "Thumper" (Marie) Verhoeff, their children, Richelle "Chelle Dee" and Anthony "AJ" Verhoeff, Andrew, Kaitlyn and Elizabeth Larkins. Also survived by her brother and sisters, JoAnn (Dennis) Carter, their children, Danny (Barb) Hebein, Rhonda Fisher, and Ryan Hebein, Gary (Robin) Scaman, their children Gary Jr. (Samantha) Scaman, Shawna Scaman-Sanchez, Misty and Ben Watkins-Scaman, and Nancy (Bill) Knabe, their daughter, Bobi Jo (Willie) Gaines; in-laws, Helen and Bill Harley, their children, Debbie Harley and Darrell "Tiger" Harley, Chuck and Mary Rose Spurlock, and daughter, Kathy (Brian) Trogden, Richard Moe, Lois and daughter, Karen Kenick; aunts and uncle, Donna Myska, Maddie and Thurman Thurveton, and their son, Billy and family; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and special friends, Tomella and Edwin Currin and Jim and Barbara Williams, Rudy (Mary) and son, Jr. Okorn and Clarence (Valerie) Ferguson. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association through Roselawn Funeral Home. Friends and family will be received at St. Mary's Hall after the service at 4:30 p.m.

Kennedy, Denis
Denis "Chicago K-way" Kennedy - Cañon City Daily Record - July 18, 2005 - Denis “Chicago K-way” KENNEDY of Longmont died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Life Care Center of Longmont. He was 46. He was born March 8, 1959, in East Chicago, Ind., to Regis and Dolores (Luptak) Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy moved to Longmont in June 1980 from Chicago. He worked in commercial construction in the Longmont area and quit working due to his health. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and loved camping, barbecuing, music and sharing time with his friends. Mr. Kennedy is survived by his companion and friend, Marie Abeyta and her children, Laura Dee Abeyta and Joe Abeyta, all of Longmont; his father of St. John, Ind.; his mother of North Judson, Ind.; three brothers, Regis Kennedy, John Hughes and Steven Kennedy; and five sisters, Regina Rios, Bridie Jurasevich, Sheila Kennedy, Kathleen Dominquez and Johnna Serrano. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24, in Gardner, Colo. Call 303-776-5390 for directions. Cremation was held at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Visit www .ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to leave condolences for the family.

Kennedy, Fae M.
Fae M. Kennedy - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2005 - Fae M. Kennedy passed away peacefully on June 8, 2005. Born Sept. 29, 1911, in Curtis, Neb. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Kennedy; parents, Charles and Pearl Hill; sisters, Grace Hill and Hazel Wicklund; and brother, Everett Hill. Survived by brothers, Ivan, Howard and Don Hill, Loveland, Colo.; sister, Verna Heskett, Cambridge, Neb.; beloved mother of Elaine (Don) Zavislan, Pueblo West, James (Reveille) Kennedy, Colorado Springs, and John (Annette) Kennedy, Lexington, Mass; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Fae taught for five years in a one-room school house in Nebraska. She married Harold Kennedy on June 6, 1933. Fae was an expert seamstress, worked at Thompson Fabrics and made drapes that are beautify displayed at many Pueblo homes. She loved her home and her family, played bridge for 60 years and was passionate about current events and politics. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Kennedy, Jack P.
Jack P. Kennedy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2003 - Jack P. Kennedy, 68, of Pueblo, died April 18, 2003. Born Nov. 16, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place.

Kennedy, John
John Kennedy – Telluride Daily Journal – August 8, 1902 – Horrible Coal Mine Explosion – Gas and Powder Explode in Mine Number Three at Town of Bowen, Near Trinidad – Thirteen Bodies Recovered – Note: John Kennedy is listed among the dead of the Bowen Mine disaster, August 7, 1902. John Kennedy: American, single. He was a “shooter” for the Union Coal Company; cause of death was an explosion. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities." The Colorado Mining Fatalities database listed this man as John Kenealy. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/bowen.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Kennedy, Josephine
Josephine Kennedy - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2000 - Josephine Kennedy, age 67, passed away Jan. 4, 2000. Survived by her husband, Robert Kennedy, and her children, Patti (Rick) Gonzales, Bob (Stacy) Kennedy and Rebecca DuFoe. Grandmother of Jarrod and Stefanie Gonzales, Kendra and Robert Kennedy II and Chris and Valerie DuFoe. Also survived by her brothers, Tony (Lois) Cortese, Jasper (Helen) Cortese and Sam (Josephine) Cortese; sisters, Lucy Sforza and Rose Passanante; sister-in-law, Alma Cortese; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Grace Cortese; brother, Saverio Cortese; and sister, Jennie Soldano. Josephine was well liked and an avid golfer. She served as treasurer of City Park 18-Holers Women's Golf Club and was also treasurer of City Park Seniors League. She was a very caring and dedicated volunteer in the 3rd grade class at Highland Park Elementary School. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was always thinking of others. Funeral service, Friday, 2 p.m., Ascension Episcopal Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Kennedy, Marion Ingeborg
Marion Ingeborg Kennedy - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 10, 2006 - Marion Ingeborg Kennedy ascended on December 6, 2006. Born in Berlin, Germany she came to the U.S. as a war bride and married Michael Silva, who was killed in 1957. She later made her home in California where she taught dance and modeled in Hollywood. In 1961 she remarried R.R. Kennedy of Kansas City, MO who preceded her in death in 1968. she made her home in Colorado Springs in 1973. She always said it reminded her of Germany. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fritzle Costephens and stepfather L. Costephens of Walsenburg, CO. She is survived by two daughters, Evita Pacheco and her husband, Don Pacheco of Colorado Springs and Edith (Edyl) Payne and her husband, Phillip Payne and their two children: April and Phillip, Jr.; granddaughter, Michelle Stapeton and husband Travis Horn of Colorado Springs; granddaughter, Michelle Stapeton and husband, Travis Horn of Colorado Springs; great granddaughters: Alex Blackwell and Katie Stapleton both of Colorado Springs. Additionally she is survived by her caretaker and companion Ms. Darlene Clausen who was with her when she suffered a brain hemorrhage. Out of respect for her wishes, there will be no services. Please make donations to Pikes Peak Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in lieu of flowers. The family intends to spread her ashes in her beloved Baden-Baden, Germany.

Kennedy, Ralph Jesse
Ralph Jesse Kennedy - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1986 - Ralph Jesse Kennedy born Dec. 11, 1916, died Nov. 7, 1986. He was a Pueblo resident since 1949 and will be sadly missed by two daughters, Billie Sue Birch, Colorado City; Carol Svendsen, Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren, Kevin and Shelly Birch, Los Angeles, Calif.; Ilsa Lee Svendsen, Lincoln Neb.; two brothers, Stahl and Haskal Kennedy, Glenwood, Ark.; three sisters, Georgia Slaughter, Pueblo; Juanita Raines and Lennie Wilson, Glenwood, Ark.; three nephews and six nieces. We, his family will hold him close in memory. Memorial service date pending in Arkansas.

Kennedy, Robert J.
Robert J. Kennedy - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2005 - Robert J. Kennedy of Pueblo West, passed away July 5, 2005, in Sun City, Ariz., where he and his wife Loetta, had a seasonal home. Robert was born in Spencer, Okla., on Sept. 30, 1922, the son of Joseph and Mamie Kennedy. He attended school in Spencer and graduated from business school in Ada, Okla. Robert is survived by his wife, Loetta; son, Robert D. Kennedy; two daughters, Rebecca DuFoe and Patti (Rick) Gonzales of Pueblo; son, Robert A. Kennedy of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Geraldine Maw of Lake Hughes, Calif.; and two very special cousins, Byron Cook and Catherine Jappe of San Diego, Calif. Also survived by eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; six stepchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by loving wife of nearly 50 years, Josephine; his parents; and two sisters. Robert retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1969, where he was in the quality control section. Later, he became the owner of Pueblo Tree Service until complete retirement. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Roselawn Chapel with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sun Health Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Kennedy, Ruth
Ruth Kennedy - Pueblo Chieftain - July 05, 2006 - Ruth Kennedy, 77, passed away July 3, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cecilia Tucker; first husband, Donald K. Forest; and her daughter, Diane Forest Beecher. Ruth is survived by her husband of 27 years, William "Snow" Kennedy; daughter, Carol Lee Forest (Tracy Thoms); son, Edward K. Forest; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; brother in-law, Guy H. Kennedy; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Ruth loved to go square dancing. She was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Ruth, to the Parkinson's Foundation through the funeral home.

Kenney, Jack R.
Jack R. Kenney - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 13, 1999 - Jack R. Kenney, 86, a former Woodland Park resident, died Jan. 11, 1999, in Pueblo. He was retired. Mr. Kenney was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Chicago. He was married to Evelyn Anderson. He is survived by his wife; a son, John; two daughters, Evelyn Freeman and Cecelia Barnes; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, 543-5611. Burial will be at Colorado City Cemetery, Pueblo County. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice, in memory of Jack R. Kenney.

Kenny, Joseph R.
Joseph R. Kenny - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2002 - Joseph R. Kenny, 91, passed away Sept. 6, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Tom, Bernard, Phillip; sisters, Mary, Kate, Rose and Irene. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Chessie Kenny; brothers, Ed (Marie), Jerry (Peggy) Kenny; sisters-in-law, May Kenny of Colorado Springs, Marie Hamil of Texas, Dale Bible of Pueblo, Ramona (Cecil) of Weatherly, Texas; and many loving nieces and nephews. Joe and Chessie leave behind no children. Joe was born in Gibbon, Okla., on Dec. 11, 1910. Joe worked at CF&I and the State Hospital. He was honored by the Oklahoma State Hospital and the Governor of Oklahoma as a psychiatric technician of the year. He was proud of his Irish ancestry and of being a World War II veteran. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 2. Viewing, Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, Monday, 1:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. A special thanks to Dr. Arguello and the University Park Care Center and staff. Donations may be made to Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Building Fund in his memory.

Kent, Louis F.
Louis F. Kent - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1986 - Louis F. Kent, 97, formerly of Manzanola, died Dec. 11, 1986, at La Junta Medical Center Nursing Home, where he had been a resident the past 11 years. Survived by two sons, Rollo of Kansas City, Mo.; and Glenn of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Luella Baker of La Junta; and Greta Campbell, Tempe, Ariz. Service, 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, United Methodist Church, Manzanola. Burial, Manzanola Cemetery.

Kenworthy, Flo G.
Flo G. Kenworthy - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1987 - Flo G. Kenworthy passed away Aug. 18, 1987. Funeral services will be held in Stockton, Kan.

Kenworthy, Katherine Joyce
Katherine Joyce Kenworthy - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1986 - Katherine Joyce Kenworthy. Daughter of William E. and Lucille Kenworthy of 2550 E. Garden Lane, Littleton, Colo., passed away Sunday, July 27, 1986, as the result of an auto accident. Sister of William D. and Randal A. Kenworthy. Granddaughter of Mrs. Catherine Capozzola of Pueblo and Mrs. Joyce Kenworthy, Denver. Survived also by an uncle, Carl Anthony Capozzola, Palos Verdes, Calif., and an aunt, Mrs. Pat Amburgh of Denver. Services and interment were held in Denver on Thursday, July 31. Friends who wish may contribute to a scholarship fund to be established by her family at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in Katherine's memory. Contributions will be received through the funeral home office.

Kenworthy, Maurice P.
Maurice P. Kenworthy - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2000 - Maurice P. Kenworthy, 95, Las Animas, died Oct. 26, at the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home. Survived by wife, Lois E. Kenworthy of Las Animas; children, Maureen Lee (Vernon) Wedel of Halstead, Kan., Louis Melvin Kenworthy of Los Angeles, Calif.; stepchildren, Carl (Josephine) Watkins of Las Animas, Darlene (Tommy) Coffield of Cheraw, and Charles G. (Donna) Watkins of Craig, Colo. Preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice E. Boyd; grandchild, Bernice Wedel; and his twin brother, William S. Kenworthy; a sister, Chloe Buchanan. Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Maple, Las Animas, Colo. Memorials may be made to the Bent County Memorial Nursing Home. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery.

Kenworthy, W. Clarence
W. Clarence Kenworthy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2001 - W. Clarence Kenworthy. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford, with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating. Military honors and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to "Flying Hospital," sponsored by 700 Club, through the funeral home.

Kenworthy, William S.
William S. Kenworthy - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1986 - William S. Kenworthy, 80, longtime Las Animas resident, died Jan. 14, 1986, in Granite Shoals, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffy and Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas. Interment in the Las Animas Cemetery. Family requests memorials to the United Presbyterian Church in Las Animas.

Kenyon, Gary W. Jr.
Gary W. Kenyon Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 30, 2002 - Gary W. Kenyon Jr. 30, died March 28, 2002 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born September 22, 1971 in Pueblo, CO to Gary W. Kenyon and Dolores Atencio. He is survived by his father, Gary and step-mother, Jacquelyn Elliott-Kenyon, formerly of Monument. His mother preceded him in death. He is also survived by his sister, Sherry Kenyon and Renee Ander of Colorado Springs; brother Travis Kenyon of Littleton; grandmothers Essie Kenyon of Colorado Springs, Patricia Baltimore of New Mexico and step-grandmother, Edith Kenyon of Anna, TX. A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa, Colorado Springs, CO at 10:30 a.m. Monday April 1, 2002. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, Colorado Springs, CO.

Kenyon, Gordon
Dr. Gordon Kenyon - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2003 - Dr. Gordon Kenyon, 89, born March 19, 1914, passed away July 20, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife, Joanne; sister, Ann Morse; and infant sister, Helen Kenyon. He is survived by his daughter, Merrill (Ed) Pilot; son, Douglas Kenyon; and grandchildren, Nicole and Lindsay Pilot. Also survived by his brothers, Pierre (Dagmar) Kenyon and George (Betty) Kenyon; sister, Mimi (Marshall Meyers) Harrell; and family friends, Doris Quinlan and James (Sharon) Georgis. Gordon was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He received his doctorate at the University of New Mexico. He taught history and social studies at Beloit College, Wisconsin, Peru State College in Peru, Neb., was department head at Arkansas State College and retired in 1980 from the University of Southern Colorado, having taught there from 1960 to 1980. He had several history books published during that time. Gordon was a longtime member of Minnequa Rotary Club and served as governor. He was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Kerbs, Kenneth Sr.
Kenneth Kerbs Sr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 27, 2007 - Kenneth Kerbs Sr., age 85, formerly of Hays, Kansas passed away Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the A.J. Merrick Manor in Fremont, Nebraska. He was born October 2, 1921 in Otis, Kansas, to Alexander and Anna Marie (Moore) Kerbs. He married Pollyanna (Ensign) on August 11, 1962, in Wichita, Kansas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in WWII. He moved to Fremont, Nebraska in 1966. He was in the automotive and oil drilling supply business, an electronic equipment salesman and he was a merchandise manager for Alco in Colorado Springs. He was a member of the Fremont Presbyterian Church, Hays Masonic Lodge No. 195, Denver, Colorado, Scottish Rite and Pueblo, Colorado, Al Kaly Shrine Center. Survivors include his wife, Pollyanna, Fremont, Nebraska, two sons; Kenneth W. Kerbs Jr., (Delores) and James D. Kerbs, all of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two daughters; Suzanne Johnson, Texas, Annette Alexa, Fremont, Nebraska, one sister, Bertha Pokorny, Hays, Kansas, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Edward, Emanuel, and Elmer Kerbs, one sister, Clara Kerbs, and one infant daughter, Victoria Kerbs. Memorial Services are 11:00 am Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Cline's Mortuary 1919 E. 22nd St. Hays, Kansas 67601. The family will receive friends from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday at the mortuary. A private family inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Kenneth W. Herbs Sr., and will be determined by the family at a later date.

Kerby, Jasper
Jasper Kerby - La Veta Advertiser - November 1915 - Jasper Kerby, born February 22, 1847 in Clay County, NC, was the son of Jesse and Rachel Moore Kerby. He married Ruth Paleacy Brown who was born in Hiawasee, GA December 25, 1852. They had 8 children, 3 of whom died as children and are buried in the Old La Veta Cemetery. Jasper moved to La Veta in 1872 from Clay County, North Carolina. He died November 18, 1915, and is buried in the La Veta Cemetery as is his wife Ruth who died August 6, 1921.

Kerby, Olive B.
Olive B. Kerby - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1955 - Olive B. Kerby, passed away Feb 4, 1955 at a local hospital. Mother of eight children; Robert A. Kerby, Fort Collins, Colo., Lewis R. Kerby, Erie, Pa., Damon Kerby, St. Louis, Mo., Phillip Kerby, Glendale, Calif., Howard Kerby, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Doris Burkhard, Sacramento, Calif., Mrs. Mildred Taylor, Denver Colo., Mrs. Etta Rizzari, Denver, Colo. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A resident of Pueblo for 40 years. A member of the Free Methodist Church of Pueblo. Arrangements later.

Kerby, William B.
Rev. William B. Kerby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1948 - Rev. William B. Kerby, Wednesday, Nov. 24, at hospital. Husband of Olive B. Kerby of the family home, 717 E. Seventh; father of Mrs. Doris Burkhard, Pueblo, Philip Kerby, Mrs. Etta Rizzari, and Mrs. Mildred Taylor, all of Denver, the Rev. Robert A. Kerby, Canon City, Howard Kerby, Texas Creek, Colo., the Rev. L.R. Kerby, North East, Pa. And D.S. Kerby, St Louis, Mo. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of seven. Brother of Mrs. Lithia Ward, Denver, and E.G. Kerby, Seattle, Wash. Rev. Kerby was born in La Veta, Colo., in 1873, and has been a resident of Pueblo for over 50 years. He was a retired Free Methodist minister, serving churches in Pueblo and Colorado for over 20 years. Services 3:30 p.m. Saturday, First Nazarene Church, 1101 E Seventh St. To Roselawn. Rev. William B. Kerby - Free Methodist Church Paper - November 1948 - Rev. William B. Kerby was born in La Veta, Colorado, September 23, 1873, the son of Leander and Charity Queen Kerby who arrived in La Veta in 1872 from Clay County, North Carolina, and he died November 24, 1948 in Pueblo, Colorado. On November 28, 1899, married Olive Hinton in Pueblo. To this union 10 children were born of which 8 survive. He was buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Avondale, Colorado.

Kerlin, Gary W.
Gary W. Kerlin – Pueblo Chieftain – October 18, 2006 - Gary W. Kerlin, 65, passed away Oct. 8, 2006, in Pueblo. Survived by his children, Jennifer Fuqua of Aurora, Colo., Chris Kerlin of Cairo, Egypt, Matthew Kerlin and Meghan Kerlin, both of Norcross, Ga.; grandson, Bryan Fuqua; and siblings, Kip (Trudy Jo) Kerlin of Franklin, Tenn., and Sandra (Larry) Horning of Reno, Nev. Gary was born to Jerry and Ona Mae Kerlin on July 24, 1941, in Montrose, Colo. He graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School and Colorado State University. Gary recently retired from Sears as an employee relations manager after 30 years of service. He lived seven years in Illinois and 17 years in Georgia through his employment with Sears. Gary was a member of Knights of Columbus, ABC Bowling and Field's Club Atlanta Tennis Association (ALTA) for six years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Kern, Bob
Bob Kern - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Bob Kern is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Bob Kern as an Austrian, age 46, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Kern, Ray LeRoy
Ray LeRoy Kern - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1999 - Ray LeRoy Kern, 65, of Crowley, died Jan. 2, 1999 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Married Neva Jean (Cody) June 25, 1955. He was a self-employed truck driver. Funeral, Thursday, Jan. 7 at Crowley Baptist Church. Interment, Ordway Cemetery. Memorials to the town of Crowley Fire Department.

Kern, Sheila Ann
Sheila Ann Kern – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Died, Kern, Sheila Ann, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Kern, funeral from our chapel (T. G. McCarthy & Sons) Wednesday at 8:30 and at 9 a.m. from St. Patrick's church.

Kerns, Mildred M.
Mildred M. Kerns - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2006 - Mildred M. Kerns, 95, passed away July 27, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle L. Kerns; two brothers and one sister. Survived by her daughter, Dona (Edward) Wilson, Pueblo; grandchildren, Lynn Wilson, St. Louis, Mo., Jana (Tim) Flint, Pueblo, and Dee (Julie) Wilson, Trinity, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Flint, Salt Lake City, Utah, Elaine Flint, Las Vegas, Nev., Stacy Wilson, Pueblo, and Scott Wilson, Trinity, Ala. She also is survived by her sister, Pearl Fletcher, Pueblo; special caregiver, granddaughter, Christina Wilson; her special nephew, Donald (Lillian) Holcomb, Pueblo; numerous other relatives; and her neighbors, Pete and Lisa Guerra. Mildred volunteered for many years with the Easter Seals. At "Nona's" house, the candy jar and cookie bowl were never empty. The family would like to thank the east wing of Belmont Lodge and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Kerr, Donald
Donald Kerr - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1998 - Donald Kerr passed away Dec. 14, 1998. Survived by sister, Kathryn (Lawrence H.) Stanko, Pueblo- nieces and nephew, Mindy, John and Megan Stanko- and cousins, Debbie Erickson, Helena, Mont., Bill (Bev) Kerr, Kansas City, Mo., Helen Louise (Herb) Even, Beulah, Donna (George) Able, Pueblo, and Wanda (Warren) Stephens, Denver. He also had numerous close friends in the Denver area. Preceded in death by brother, Richard Kerr, in 1997. Mr. Kerr worked for the Denver Post for over 30 years. Cremation. , Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private inurnment at a later date. Contributions may be made to Dream Weavers through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

Kerr, George E.
George E. Kerr - Golden Colorado Transcript - February 1, 1899 – An Instance of the Gross Mismanagement of That Institution. The recent investigation of the administration of Dr. P. R. Thombs, superintendent of the insane asylum at Pueblo, brought out the fact that Geo. E. Kerr, formerly a well known and respected resident of this county, had died there, although his relatives here had received no information on the subject. Alex. Kerr, a brother of the deceased, wrote a letter of inquiry to the superintendent, enclosing a clipping from one of the Denver papers. The doctor replied that George E. Kerr had died there on December 20, 1898, and had been “well buried” at Mountain View cemetery. He vouchsafed no excuse for neglecting to notify the relatives or authorities here, and referring to the newspaper clipping pronounced it “unfair, and calculated to cause anxiety to those having friends here.” This is but one of many similar cases, all tending to prove Thombs' palpable neglect and mismanagement, yet the investigating committee accomplished little or nothing calculated to partially remove this stigma from the fair name of our state.

Kerr, Josephine S.
Josephine S. Kerr - Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 1987 - Josephine S. Kerr, late of Pueblo, died Feb. 1, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by her children, Edith Nichols, Albany, Ore., Ruth Radacy, and Roy Kerr, both of Pueblo; sisters, Mary Woolen, Grand Junction and Dollie Epps, Pueblo; Grace Wilson and Lottie Armitage, both of Montrose. Also survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Member of Pueblo Eastern Star No. 7, OES. Born Feb. 18, 1897, in Greenwood, Wis. Pueblo resident since 1916. Preceded in death by her husband, Ivan I. Kerr, July 7, 1970, and one son, William Dale Kerr, May 5, 1970. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold, Park Hill Baptist Church officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to-day until 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday until time of service.

Kerr, Kathy
Kathy Kerr - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2005 - Kathy Kerr, parish administrator, transferred her membership to the Church Triumphant on Oct. 7, 2005. Kathy is survived by her husband, George; sons, Mark (Erin) and Brian; granddaughter, Isabelle; mother, Edna Wiechman; and sisters, Marie, Karen and Rachel. Celebration of life, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 11500 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathy's name are suggested for Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Kerr, Mary M
Mary M. Kerr – Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1997 - Mary M. Kerr, 92, of Lamar. Services, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, Lamar First Baptist Church. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Valley Memorial-Lamar. Burial, Riverside Cemetery.

Kerr, Opha G.
Mrs. Opha G. Kerr - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1987 - Mrs. Opha G. Kerr passed away at a local hospital Oct. 6, 1987. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Kerr Greer, Louisville; sisters, Mrs. Bernice Odle, Pueblo, Imojean Deibert, Illinois; brothers, Ora Thomas, Illinois, and Verle Thomas of Wisconsin. Preceded in death by her husband, C. Clithero Kerr, on April 17, 1 980. Member of Park Hill Baptist Church; Adah Chapter No. 34, OES, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. Born Aug. 17, 1923, in Johnson County, Ill., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. William L. Waye officiating. Eastern Star service will be conducted by Adah Chapter No. 34, OES. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kerr, Roy D.
Roy D. Kerr - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2005 - Roy D. Kerr, 77, died Oct. 10, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Goldie; five children; one sister; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Roy was a former Rye, Colo. resident. He was a life member of the Elks, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a veteran of the IS Navy. No services will be held. Please make memorials to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson, Ariz.

Kerr, Roy R.
Roy R. Kerr - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2006 - Roy R. Kerr went to be with his Lord and Savior Feb. 4, 2006. Roy was born in Pueblo Aug. 6, 1918, to Ivan and Josephine Kerr. He was employed as a crane operator at the CF&I Steel Mill until his retirement in 1982. Roy left his job for several years when he served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Doyle during WWII. He was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Nichols; and a brother, Dale Kerr. He is survived by a sister, Ruth Radacy of Aurora. Roy will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private services will be held. Donations in memory of Mr. Kerr may be made to the Salvation Army.

Kerr, Walter
Walter Kerr – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – May 11, 1917 – Rescue Man Drops Dead in Mine – (By United Press.) – Trinidad, May 7. – Walter Kerr, helmet man from the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., doing rescue work at the Hastings mine yesterday, died as he descended 200 feet into the gas-filled slope. This is the first life lost in the rescue work. Kerr's helmet worked perfectly, and it is presumed he died of heart disease.

Kerr, Walter
Walter Kerr – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Walter Kerr was a rescue worker attempting to rescue those who died in the Hastings Mine disaster of April 27, 1917. He died of heart failure during a rescue attempt on May 6, 1917. Walter Kerr: American, age 27, married with three surviving children. He was a miner working for the Berwind Fuel & Iron Company. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Kerrigan, Christopher Jon
Christopher Jon Kerrigan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2005 - Christopher Jon Kerrigan, 49, of Milford, Del. died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 at Milford Hospital, Milford, Del. Mr. Kerrigan was born March 16, 1956 in Pueblo, Colo. Son of William Francis and Shirley Marie "Oleen" Kerrigan of Georgetown, Del. Mr. Kerrigan had formerly worked at a retail grocery and earlier for the Department of the Army in Northern Virginia. He loved all sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings. He was a devout Catholic and had attended St. Johns Catholic Church in Milford, Del. He regularly attended a retreat at Malvern, Pa. In addition to his parents Mr. Kerrigan in survived by six brothers, Michael, Brian, Charles, Anthony, Daniel and Nicholas; three sisters, Nancy, Patrice and Julie and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Jeffrey. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Georgetown, Del., Aug. 23, 2005. Interment Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del. Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, Georgetown, Del.

Kerrigan, Jeffrey Robert
Jeffrey Robert Kerrigan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2004 - Jeffrey Robert Kerrigan, of Reston, Va. died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 at his residence. He was born May 30, 1951 in Minneapolis, Minn. to William F. and Shirley M. Oleen Kerrigan. Along with his parents he is survived by three sisters, Patrice Kerrigan-Renon, Nancy and Julie Kerrigan and seven brothers; Michael, Brian, Charles, Christopher, Anthony, Daniel and Nicholas Kerrigan. A Memorial Mass was held Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church, Reston, Va. Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at 2:00 p.m. on December 8, 2004. Arrangements by Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon, Va.

Kersey, Jerry Hartwell
Jerry Hartwell Kersey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 23, 2005 - Jerry Hartwell Kersey, 43, passed away Sept. 21, 2005. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Viola and Ray Dickerson, Oran and Martha Kersey; uncle, Jerry Dickerson; aunt, Mary Ellen Crump; cousin, Ricky Galvan. He is survived by his loving wife, Wendy Kersey; children, Tyler, 12 years old, Olivia, 10 years old, Lukes Kersey, 1 year old; parents, Dan and Judy Kersey, Colorado City; mother- and father-in-law, Frank and Yolanda Vigil, Walsenburg, Colo.; twin sister, Drenda (Dan) Manning, Colorado Springs; sister-in-law, Melissa (Greg) Heath, LaSalle, Colo.; nieces and nephews, Chad Kersey, Coby King, Mirenda King, Taylor Heath; uncle, Richard Dickerson, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Jerry liked water skiing, hunting with his son, fishing, playing sports, and being with his children, family and friends. Jerry graduated from Rye High School in 1980; Frank Phillips Junior College, and Adams State College. He played Division I basketball for West Texas State in Canyon, Texas, in 1980, and received the Freddie Steinmark Award for outstanding student athlete in Colorado. Jerry currently taught PE at Pueblo West High School; and coached golf, basketball, track and football for several years. Visitation will be held 2 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, Pueblo West High School Gymnasium. Interment will follow at Rye Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund for the Kersey children has been set up and donations may be made to Pueblo West High School.

Kersey, Maria L.
Maria L. Kersey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1998 - Maria L. Kersey was born in Houdrigny, Belgium, on May 3, 1899. She passed away Dec. 19, 1998, at the Pavilion of Villa Pueblo Towers. She came to Pueblo in 1922 as a World War I bride. She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Kersey- and infant daughter, Elsie Kersey of Pueblo- parents, Jules and Marie Celine Prignon- and brothers, Adolph and Jules Prignon, all of Belgium. She is survived by her son, George E. (Eva) Kersey- daughter, Doris K. (Robert) MacCannon- granddaughter, Diane (Robert) Joyce- grandsons, William R. MacCannon and James Kersey- nephew, Dr. Roger Prignon of Belgium- and great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth and Patrick Joyce. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to express its thanks to the following health care professionals: Dr. Barry M. Rapp- Bonnie Duran, Nurse Practitioner and the skilled care staff of the Pavilion.

Kert, Frank
Frank Kert - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Frank Kert is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Frank Kert as an Austrian, age 33, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Keryar, S.
S. Keryar - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: S. Keryar is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 in the newspapers, but is not listed as a victim in the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities" where others were listed. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Keserich, Evelyn Virginia
Evelyn Virginia Keserich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2005 - Evelyn Virginia Keserich, born Feb. 6, 1921, passed away June 1, 2005. Born to Lena and Edgar Miller, a coal miner's daughter, one of 13 children. Due to her mother's death, Evelyn at age 13, raised her brothers and sisters. In her great life, she had many careers as a home health care worker, dress shop manager, World War II bride, mother, grandma, great-grandma, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, friend, baker, waitress, bartender and also an author of children's books. In all phases of her life, she was either called Evelyn or mom. Whether her clients were judges, lawyers or steel workers, they all considered her their friend. Out of all of her occupations, her most favorite were wife, and princess to Bill Keserich, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Keserich; and granddaughter, Michelle Gombar. Leaving to survive her legacy are her daughter, Vivian Jones; sons, Lesley and Stanton Barron; granddaughter, Kim Gombar; and great-grandson, Jeasse Schaetzle. Also survived by her siblings, Joyce Bridgewater, Raymond Miller, Colby Miller, Harlan Miller, and Gene Miller. Evelyn left this life in peace at home with her daughter, granddaughter and great-grandson by her side. She will be deeply missed by her family and enormous circle of friends. We would also like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Jan Davis and Dr. Steve Martin. Private services were held.

Kester, John L.
John L. Kester – Durango Democrat – January 27, 1901 – John L. Kester, an old soldier who went to Pueblo from Cripple Creek about four months ago, dropped dead in his room in Pueblo yesterday.

Kester, John T.
John T. Kester - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 2006 - John T. Kester, 72, of Penrose, formerly of Pueblo, passed away, Saturday, July 1, 2006. John is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Marilyn; daughter, Cheryl Kester; grandchildren, David Vitera, John Vitera, Sean Vitera, Michelle Vitera and John T. Kester II; cousin, Linda Walker; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. John is preceded in death by his brother, Jim Kester; and his son, Robert Kester. John retired from Unisys as a senior systems analyst with over 35 years of service. He was very active as a Ham radio operator and is a longtime member of the Ham Radio Club of Colorado. John was a true outdoorsman who loved everything the beauty of nature had to offer. He especially enjoyed camping in the RV that he and Marilyn drove all over the United States, including a summer in Alaska. During those trips, he would enjoy fishing and hiking. He always will be remembered by his family as being a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. The family would like to thank Dr. Walls, Dr. King, the staff at St. Mary-Corwin and the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their unwavering support and kindness during John's illness. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2006, Temple Baptist Church, 3030 Thatcher Ave., with a reception to follow at the church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Temple Baptist Church in John's name.

Kester, Robert Bryon
Robert Bryon Kester - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 12, 1988 - Pueblo Man Dies After Car Accident - A Pueblo man critically injured in an automobile accident Wednesday died early Sunday, becoming the fourth victim of last week's snowstorm. Robert Bryon Kester, 36, died of massive head and internal injuries suffered in the one-car accident on snow-slickened Interstate 25 south of Fountain. Colorado State Patrol reports said Kester was driving southbound on I-25 when he lost control of his vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. He veered off the road and slammed into a guardrail, which rammed through the driver's door, the patrol said. Kester was not wearing a seat belt.

Ketchum, Jerry
Jerry Ketchum - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2003 - Jerry Ketchum , 61, passed away on Oct. 5, 2003 in Longmont, Colo. from injuries from a fall. He was born Oct. 26, 1941 in Pueblo, Colo. to Walter L. (deceased) and Betty M. Ketchum. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; sons, Michael, Mark and Curtis and their wives; four grandchildren; sister Kathy; an aunt, uncle, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Jerry grew up in Pueblo and served in the U.S. Navy. He had worked at the Star Journal & Chieftain, as an EMT in Delta, Colo., at the Philmont Boy Scout Camp in Cimarron, N.M., then moved to Washington state. His love of Colorado and family brought him to Longmont where he was working as an electrician at the time of his death. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colo. The family may be contacted at 719-596-7044

Ketchum, Kenneth Morris
Kenneth Morris Ketchum - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1997 - Kenneth Morris Ketchum, 77, passed away Dec. 17, 1997. Survived by children, Gary Eller, Las Vegas, Nev., Caroline Eller, Rye, Glenda Calloway, Denver, and Maureen Weddle, Pueblo- 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth. Born on Aug. 23, 1920, in Kansas. Ken was a truck driver and received many safe driving awards from companies for which he worked. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Jon Winans officiating. Cremation will follow at the Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Ketchum, Richard E.
Richard E. Ketchum - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1999 - Richard E. Ketchum, 65, passed away Oct. 10, 1999. Born on Jan. 19, 1934, in Pueblo. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Ruth L. Ketchum; daughters, Linda (Jeff) Zangaris, Robin (Michael) Miranda, Jill (Dennis) Anderson; grandchildren, Joey Perrone, Jordan and Madison Miranda, Ryan, Maggie, Denise and Rene Anderson; mother, Florine Ketchum; three brothers and two sisters. Preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Jennifer Perrone; his father and one sister. Richard retired from CF&I as a Combustion Engineer, following his retirement he was employed by Davis Wire as a consultant. Visitation, 3-8 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Memorial Chapel. Burial, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Asthma Foundation, c\o American Lung Association, 1600 Race St., Denver, Colo., 80206.

Ketner, Joel J.
Joel J. Ketner - Walsenburg World – September 3, 1908 - A sad accident occurred Monday afternoon near Strong, Colo., when Joel J. Ketner, engineer, was killed by the overturning of an engine on the Pictou branch of the D.&R.G. Mr. Ketner and wife had just returned from a camping outing with their uncle and aunt and as soon as he reached home went out on this run as a substitute for the regular engineer. Through softened tracks the engine left the rails near Strong and turned turtle, catching Mr. Ketner under its weight, crushing his bones and the escaping steam from the engine scalding his flesh. Dr. Lester was called out as soon as possible, but there was nothing to do but take care of the remains. Mr. Ketner was about 41 years of age and had been a resident of Walsenburg for about six years, where he had accumulated a nice little residence property, the result of his thrift and saving. Mr. Ketner's father and mother, John D. Ketner and wife, came from Pueblo Tuesday, and together with the Walsenburg relatives, accompanied the body to Pueblo for burial. Mr. Ketner was a member of the Order of Eagles, pall bearers from which lodge accompanied the body as far as Cucharas. Mr. Ketner also belonged to the Order of Locomotive Engineers.

Kettelkamp, Greg
Greg Kettelkamp – Colorado Springs Free Press – July 25, 1969 – Pueblo Youth's Death is Believed Accidental – Gardner, Colo. – The 15-year old son of a prominent Pueblo, Colo., attorney was found shot to death Thursday, apparently by accident, at a ranch where he had gone to help stack hay. The death of Greg Kettelkamp, son of Pueblo attorney W.C. Kettelkamp Jr., apparently occurred when a 22-caliber rifle discharged accidently as the youth was loading it, according to Huerfano County Sheriff Anthony Velarde. The sheriff said the youngster had gone to the Vancudo Ranch near Gardner on Wednesday to help stack hay. He last was seen alive about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ranch, where he was spending the night alone. When caretaker Oren Benson called the ranch Thursday morning and couldn't get an answer, he went to the ranch house and found the youth's body, Velarde said. The rifle was lying nearby. The area is southwest of Pueblo, in the northwestern part of Huerfano County.

Kettering, Jessie May
Jessie May Frisbie Kettering - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - Jessie May Frisbie Kettering passed away May 11, 2000, in Lake View, Iowa, at the age of 112 years, 3 months and 24 days. She was born Jan. 17, 1888, in Lake View. Her survivors include one son, Fred (Darla) Kettering of Pueblo, Colo.; one daughter, Jean (John) Baker of Lake View, Iowa; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held in Lake View, Iowa, on Tuesday.

Kettering, Richard Conn
Richard Conn Kettering - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 2002 - Richard Conn Kettering, 80, died Oct. 3, 2002, in Colorado Springs. Born July 30, 1922, in Pueblo, the son of Willard Stanley and Dorothy Conn Kettering. A veteran of WWII, having served with the 408th Ordinance Corps. Retired April 1, 1993, from the PAD with 40 years service. He was honored by President Lyndon Johnson for a cost-cutting suggestion on Nike-Hercules Missiles static probes in Washington, D.C. His hobbies included jewelry making, rockhound interests, silversmithing, gardening and caring for his cat, Bartholemew. He is survived by wife, Dorothy; son, Rob S. Kettering; daughter, Shelley Kettering, all of Pueblo; and daughter, Melinda Kettering (Don Crisp) of Greeley, Colo.; grandsons, Jeremy (Michelle) DeCesaro and Justin DeCesaro of Pueblo; sisters, Priscilla K. Campbell of Pueblo, and Patricia (Ellis) Kuhns of Sunnyvale, Calif.; cousins, Fred M. (Darla) Kettering of Pueblo; and special friends, Gene and Lucille Rike and Howard and Martha Whitlock; also numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials to Koshare Indian Museum in La Junta. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Roselawn Cemetery Chapel, with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Pueblo Chieftain November 06, 2002 Richard Conn Kettering, 80, lifetime Pueblo resident, died in a Colorado Springs hospital on Nov. 3, 2002. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at the Roselawn Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler, who are in charge of arrangements. Memorials to Koshare Kiva Indian Museum in La Junta.

Ketterman, Rena Elmina
Rena Elmina Powell-Ward-Ketterman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2005 - Rena Elmina Powell-Ward-Ketterman, May 31, 1910, to Aug. 7, 2005. Survived by her daughters, Nancy Henbest and Kathryn Beck of Missouri and R. Gordona Robbe of Penrose, Colo.; and son, Richard Ward of Kenner, La. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at Dykes Mortuary in Walsh, Colo. Interment will follow at Springfield Cemetery.

Kettle, Benjamin W.
Dr. Benjamin W. "Ben-Doc" Kettle D.V.M. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2001 - Dr. Benjamin W. "Ben-Doc" Kettle D.V.M., 78, died Sept. 27, 2001, at his home in Westcliffe. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth ("Bet"); 10 children; numerous grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marybelle (Donald M.) Potter of Elizabeth, Colo. He was born May 29, 1923, in Fort Collins, Colo., and graduated from Colorado A&M (Colorado State University) College of Veterinary Medicine in 1946. Upon graduation, he returned to Westcliffe to operate the family's San Isabel Ranch and open a veterinary practice in the Wet Mountain Valley, which continued for some 40 years. Life member and held offices and served upon several standing committees of the American and Colorado Hereford associations, National Beef Cattleman's and Colorado Cattleman's associations. Served on the Custer County 4-H Foundation, planning and zoning commission, medical foundation and was a deacon of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. First and foremost, Ben was a breeder of purebred Hereford cattle and was one of the state's early pioneers of performance cattle selection and in 1983 received the Pioneer Breeder Award from the Beef Improvement Association. Cremation, Wilson Crematory, with memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, Wet Mountain Saddle Club building in Westcliffe. Private family inurnment, Ula Cemetery. A reception follows at the family ranch home. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to the Custer County Medical Foundation, Attn.: John Piquette, P.O. Box 120, Westcliffe, 81250, or the Colorado Cattleman's Endowment Trust, 8833 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80722.

Kettleman, J. C.
J. C. Kettleman – Aspen Weekly Times – September 13, 1884 – J. C. Kettleman, one of the Pueblo team, who was injured in the fireman's race at Denver last Sunday, died the next day.

Key, Robert Allen
Robert Allen Key - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1986 - Robert Allen Key, of 161 Homer Drive, Pueblo West, May 5, 1986. Husband of Rozann Key, of the family home. Father of Dana (Pete) Dellek and Vicki (Wes) Albin, Blue Springs, Mo., and stepfather of Howard (Irish) Overholtzer of Colorado. Son of Rose Key, Theodosia, Mo., and brother of Alene (Don) Lynch, Shawnee Mission, Kan., Wilma (John) Booker, St. Joseph, Mo., Dianne Schmidt, St. Joseph, Mo., and Irene (Dick) DeSpaine, Austin, Texas. Survived also by his daughter-in-law, Karra (Reggie) Wise, Ash Grove, Mo., as well as eight grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Predeceased by his brother. Mr. Key was born Dec. 18, 1936, in St. Joseph, Mo., and had been a Pueblo resident the past three years. He was self-employed locally as a painter and prior to that was employed for 12 years by the Rainbo Bakery in Missouri. He was a member of the Pueblo West Baptist Church, where services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment, St. Joseph, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, Heart Association, or the Pueblo West Baptist Church in care of the funeral home office.

Key, Robert R.
Robert R. Key - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2006 - Robert R. Key passed away Nov. 26, 2006, in Pueblo. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private service will be held.

Key, Warren
Warren "Red" Key - Logansport Pharos-Tribune - January 13, 2004 - Logansport, IN - Memorial services were held for Warren "Red" Key, 82, of Stonewall, Colo., at the Stonewall Community Cemetery. He died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003. Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Headlee, he was the son of Walter and Bina Key, of Logansport. He was one of 10 children. Mr. Key was a 1940 graduate of Logansport High School and a 1972 graduate of Colorado State University. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940, where he served six years and was honorably discharged in 1946. He served four years in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1950. He was a veteran of World War II and was aboard the battleship U.S.S. West Virginia that was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Flusser in the South Pacific for the remainder of the war. His awards and citations include Pearl Harbor Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Medal (1 battle star), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal (5 battle stars), Philippine Liberation Medal (2 battle stars), Good Conduct Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. Upon discharge from the Navy, he served a four-year gunsmithing apprenticeship with the Mashburn Arms Company in Oklahoma City and worked for the firm for 10 years. He owned and operated his own gun shop from 1956 to 1966. He was employed as a gunsmithing instructor at Trinidad State Junior College from 1966 to 1975. He retired in 1984 as director of occupational education. After retirement, he spent most of his time hunting, fishing, traveling, gardening, and helping his friend, Stan Barron, on his ranch. He was a member of the Stonewall Community Church, Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department, Stonewall Cemetery Trust, life member of the National Rifle Association, Pearl Harbor Survivor Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Trinidad Masonic Lodge #2, a charter member of the U.S. Navy Memorial Association, and World War II Veterans Memorial Association, Washington, D.C. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Betty June, Stonewall, Colo.; one daughter, Sandra Clarkson and her husband, Dan, Bedford, Texas; one son, Scott Key and his wife, Susanna, Highlands Ranch; one brother, Larry Key and his wife, Linda, Logansport; five granddaughters; and nine great-grandchildren. Six brothers, Robert, Walter, Meredith, William, Richard and Jerry; and two sisters, Shirley and Sharon, preceded in death. Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Keyes, Patrick
Patrick Keyes - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1941 – Patrick Keyes, services Thursday, 8:30 a.m. from the residence, 309 Lake avenue, and 9 a.m. St. Patrick's church. Interment Roselawn.

Keys, Dave Nolan
Dave Nolan Keys - Pueblo Chieftain - November 9, 2004 - Dave Nolan Keys, 82, passed away Nov. 8, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Keys. Survived by his son, Greg Keys; and nieces, Kathy Harmon and Joyce Leaney. Member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and the Masonic Order. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. At his request, there will be cremation with no services.

Keys, Geraldine Ruth
Geraldine Ruth Harman Keys - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Geraldine Ruth Harman Keys, 80, passed away March 25, 2004. Born Oct. 12, 1924. Survived by loving husband of 60 years, Dave Keys; and son, Greg Keys. At her request, cremation with no services.

Keys, Marilyn Marie
Marilyn Marie Keys - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2001 - Marilyn Marie Keys, 75, passed away Oct. 22, 2001, at her Pueblo home. Survived by her husband of 57 years, Merlin D. Keys; son, Eugene (Gloria) Keys of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Edward, Angela and Darrell Keys; great-granddaughter, Shae Lynne Keys; brother, Cecil (Pat) King of La Junta, Colo.; and sisters, Virginia (Leonard) Henderson of Loveland, Colo., and Carolyn (Van) Douglas of McAlester, Okla. Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Lamar, Colo. Marilyn and Merlin owned and operated a laundromat in La Junta for many years. Marilyn will lie in state at the funeral home from noon to 5 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Las Animas. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Keyser, Jule C.
Jule C. Keyser - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2001 - Jule C. Keyser, 90, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place.



Please e-mail comments and suggestions to Karen Mitchell
© 1997 - 2015 Karen Mitchell