The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Khaliqi, Virginia
Virginia Khaliqi - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2006 - Virginia Khaliqi, 75, Ordway, Colo., passed away of cancer, Friday, May 12, 2006, at a Great Falls Hospital, while visiting her son, Tamin, of Great Falls, Mont. Preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters. Virginia is survived by her husband, Habib Khaliqi; sons, Tamin (Cheryl) Khaliqi of Great Falls, Mont., and Dave (Jill) Khaliqi of Colorado Springs; daughter, Zohra (David) Gutierrez of Alpharetta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, including two awaiting adoption in Kyrgyzstan; a brother, Howard (Joyce) Paul of Littleton, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews. If you knew Virginia Khaliqi, you knew she was full of life and love. It shone through in her lilting laugh and twinkle in her eye. It was evidenced in her love for international travel and her affinity for a Hardee's milkshake. Yes, definitely - Virginia was full of life. The family will greet friends prior to the service, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the church. Funeral service, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2006, Ordway Baptist Church, Ordway. Private burial, Hillcrest Cemetery, Rocky Ford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations my be sent to the help fund for the Children with Spina Bifida program in Kyrgyzstan, in care of the Virginia Khaliqi Memorial Fund, Pioneers, 10123 William Carey Drive, Orlando, FL, 32832.

Kibler, Mitzi
Mitzi Kibler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1987 - Mitzi Kibler, 55, of St. Joseph, Mich., died Sept. 7, 1987. Survived by husband, Robert Kibler; sons, Ronald, Japan; and Larry, Dallas; daughter, Debbie (Larry) Sill, El Toro, Calif.; parents, Robert and Florence Belwood, Pueblo: sister, Susan Powell, Colorado Springs; and four grandchildren. Services are being held today in St. Joseph.

Kiblosky, Joseph Henry
Joseph Henry Kiblosky - Pueblo Chieftain - April 4, 1958 - Joseph Henry Kiblosky, retired locomotive engineer of the Santa Fe Railway, died Thursday at the family home, 1535 E. Sixth. Funeral service will be at Rouch Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Mr. Kiblosky was a resident of Pueblo 48 years. He retired from the railroad in 1954 after 44 years service. Mr. Kiblosky, who was born in Denmark, arrived in New York at age 20 in 1907. He spent two years in St. Charles, Ill., and then worked on construction at Salt Lake City. He came to Colorado in 1909 and worked in Victor and Cripple Creek mines. He then moved to Pueblo to work on the railroad. He was a member of Bethel Methodist Church, Pueblo Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch Masons, an honorary member of Silver State and South Pueblo Masonic Lodges; and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ruby E. Kiblosky; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Wicks, Boulder, and a son, Dan J. Kiblosky, Pueblo; three grandchildren, Ruth Ann Kiblosky and Douglas and David Wicks; three brothers including James of Pueblo and George of Denver and three sisters, all of Denmark.

Kiblosky, Ruby E.
Ruby E. Kiblosky - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1969 - Ruby E. Kiblosky passed away unexpectedly at her home, 1535 E. Sixth St., Thursday, Oct 16, 1969. She was the mother of Mrs. Louise Wicks, Boulder, and Dan J. Kiblosky, Denver; grandmother of Ruth Ann Kiblosky, Pueblo; Doug Wicks, Great Falls, Mont., and Dave Wicks, Boulder. Member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and Grand Lodge Ladies Society of the B. of L. F. & E., and life member of Adah Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star. She had been a resident of Pueblo for many years and was the widow of Joseph H. Kiblosky, who passed away in 1958. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Willis Goettle, pastor of her church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Kidd, William E. Sr.
William E. (Bill) Kidd Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1998 - William E. (Bill) Kidd Sr., age 71, born Sept. 26, 1927, in Manzanola, passed away Nov. 12, 1998. He was a longtime resident of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Sharon (Barker) Kidd and his first wife, Phyllis Jeannene Speek. Survived by his children, Nancy (John) E. Rael, William E. (Janelle) Kidd Jr., all of Pueblo, Susan K. (Gary) Steinberger, Colorado Springs, Laurie (Charles) Meili, Atlanta, Ga., and Ted (Vikki) Speier, Pueblo West. Grandfather of David and Nichole Rael, Justin and Trevor Kidd, Kristina, Jeffrey and Melissa Steinberger and Casey Meili. Mr. Kidd served with the Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean War and was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). He retired from the CF&I Steel Corporation after 35 years of service. Viewing, Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pathways to Living Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Kidder, Bertha C.
Bertha C. Kidder - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2003 - Bertha C. Kidder, 91, passed away Dec. 7, 2003, in Pueblo. Services will be in Limon.

Kidder, Robert A.
Robert A. Kidder - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1998 - Robert A. Kidder, 66, of Paradise, Calif., died Oct. 23, 1998. Survived by wife, Vesta (Charles) Kidder, of the home- sons, Robert of Riverside, Calif., Harold of Prague, Czechoslovakia, Alvin of Las Vegas, Nev.- daughters, Wanda Hubbs of Paramount, Calif., and Carla Biddele of Oakley, Calif. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fowler. Graveside service, 2 p.m. at Fowler Cemetery.

Kidder, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William Kidder – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 16, 1873 – The funeral sermon of Mrs. Wm. Kidder will be preached this morning at 11 o'clock, in the old court house on Santa Fe Avenue, by Rev. T. R. Pierce. The friends and acquaintances of the deceased are respectfully invited to be present.

Kiefer, Edward P.
Edward P. Kiefer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1998 - Edward P. Kiefer, 87, resident of Sugar City and formerly of Pueblo passed away Aug. 11, 1998. Born on April 28, 1911, in Pocahontas, Ark. Preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude Kiefer- his son, Henry- three daughters, Louise, Genevieve and Mary- parents, Phillip and Genevieve Kiefer- five brothers- and four sisters. Survived by his former spouse, Lupe Vigil, Pueblo- children, Jeanie (Claude) Vasco, Pueblo, Florence (Donald) Frazier, Pueblo, Sophia (Roger) Murray, Loveland, Ohio, Edward (Brenda) Kiefer, Denver, Shirley (Manuel) Pena, Sugar City, Colo., Robert Kiefer, Aguilar, Colo., Joseph (Theresa) Kiefer, Aguilar, Colo., Rosemary (Sammy) Montano, Pueblo, Jimmy (Eliza) Kiefer, Pueblo, Richard (Lynda) Kiefer, Colorado Springs, and Diane (Marvin) Willis, Pueblo- sister, Agnes Thomas, St. Louis, Mo.- 60 grandchildren- 79 great-grandchildren- and four great-great-grandchildren. Edward worked for CF&I for 32 years as a craneman and loved to hunt and fish and the outdoors. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Leander Church, Rev. Ed Nunez, celebrant. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2003 E. Third, home of his son, Jimmy. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Kiefer, Mildred E.
Mildred E. (Millie) Kiefer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 1999 - Mildred E. (Millie) Kiefer passed away Aug. 14, 1999, as the result of an automobile accident near Raton, N.M. Millie was born Feb. 26, 1960, in Indio, Calif., and had lived in Pueblo for nearly six years. She was employed as a cashier at Eagle Hardware, loved country Western dancing and she enjoyed gardening. Her survivors include her husband, Tom Kiefer- daughters, Mildred (Marie) Elam, Constance Gonzalez, Cassie Gonzalez, Amanda Kiefer and Angela Davis- sons, Joey Gonzalez and Jason Kiefer- two grandchildren, Andrew and Kaitlyn- her grandmother, Jane Zeal- her father, Ken Elam- her mother, Mildred Elam- brothers, Donald, Ken and Timothy Elam- sisters, Becky Elam and Cheryl Khushf- as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mrs. Kiefer will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at the Davis Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 350 W. Morning Glory in Pueblo West following the interment.

Kiel, Ellen M.
Ellen M. Kiel - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2001 - Age 95, resident of Pueblo West since 1971, passed away March 19, 2001. Born October 17, 1905, in Vickery, Ohio. Preceded in death by her husbands, Frank E. St. Clair, in 1955 and Ernie A. Kiel, in 1987; daughter, Shirley A. St. Clair, in 1936; son, Nathan E. St. Clair, in 1979; granddaughter, Marcia Allen-King, in 1991; sister, Emma Harst; and brother, Melvin Grove. Survived by her daughters, Betty M. Gilbert of Oregon, Ohio, and Nancy J. (George) Allen of Pueblo West; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew. Ellen was past matron of the former Adah Chapter 34, O.E.S., a member of San Isabel Chapter No. 7 White Shrine of Jerusalem and Daughters of the Nile No. 71. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Kiel, Emil A.
Emil A. Kiel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1987 - Emil A. Kiel passed away April 24, 1987. Survived by his wife, Ellen Kiel of the family home; children, Palma Rife, Bowling Green, Ohio, and Harris Kiel, Garden Grove, Calif.; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Betty Gillis, Toledo, Ohio, and Nancy Allen, Rochester, Mich.; eight step-grandchildren and three great-step-grandchildren. Born May 9, 1893, in Toledo, Ohio, retiring from the New York Central Railroad after 47 years in Toledo, Ohio, and had been a Pueblo West resident several years. Member and Past Master of Damascus Lodge No. 643 F&AM; Past High Priest, Toledo Chapter No. 161 RAM; Past Illustrious Master of Council No. 33, Cryptic Masons; Commandery No. 7, K. T. and Downtown High Twelve Club, all in Toledo, Ohio; Affiliated Past Master of Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory; Al Kaly Shrine and the Shrine Greeters Club; Adah Chapter No. 34, O.E.S., Pueblo, and Florence Chapter No. 25, O.E.S. At his request there will be no viewing or visitation. Cremation. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Southern Colorado Consistory, 1518 Elizabeth, with Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF& AM conducting the Masonic Rites. Those who desire may contribute to the Shrine Crippled Children's Hospital, in care of Al Kaly Shrine, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, Colo., 81002, in memory of Mr. Kiel.

Kiernan, Antoinette G.
Antoinette G. Kiernan - Denver Rocky Mountain News - April 23, 1999 - Antoinette G. Kiernan, 85, of Denver died April 16 in Walsenburg. Services were April 20, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mrs. Kiernan was born in Weedon, Quebec, on Jan. 8, 1914. She married Francis X. Kiernan, 1955. She was a tech sergeant and photographer in the Army, retiring in 1973. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary and Knights of Columbus Council No. 539. Survivors include her husband; numerous nieces and nephews.

Kiff, Imelda McCarthy
Imelda McCarthy Kiff - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1987 - Mrs. Imelda McCarthy Kiff, lifetime Pueblo resident and prominent Pueblo musician, passed away Dec. 17, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital; following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kiff retired as a teacher at Belmont School in 1981 following 35 years in School District 60. She also taught piano at Adams State College, Alamosa, where she received her master's degree in music. Mrs. Kiff was vocal soloist with the Charley Quaranta Dance' Band from 1937 until 1945. She also taught private piano lessons and wrote the Pueblo Army Air Base March. Graduate of Centennial High School, Class of 1934, and a graduate of College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio. Well-known in duplicate bridge circles. Survived by her husband, DeWitt C. Kiff, family home; two daughters, Mrs. Judith Ann Graf and Mary Elizabeth Swearingen, both of Pueblo. Two sisters, Sister Therese Martin, S.C., Mount Saint Joseph, Ohio, and Mrs. Joanne Sheehan, Denver, also survived, as do six grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Christ the King Church. Family will receive friends at the Kiff residence immediately following the service.

Kight, Mary Esther
Mary Esther (Poglianich) Kight - Daily Republican Register - January 7, 2004 - Mt. Carmel, IL - Mary Esther (Poglianich) Kight, 84, of Browns, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at 4:25 p.m. at her home in Browns. Mary Esther was born in Aguilar, Colo., on Oct. 14, 1919, to the late Joseph and Laura Wallace (Luster) Poglianich. She was a member of the St. Sebastian Catholic Church. Her faith in God and family was the basis for her lifelong service as a Sacristan for over 30 years. President of the Knights of Columbus Sodality and charity work to the community. Her 25th wedding anniversary to Louis was celebrated by receiving a papal blessing from Pope John Paul II. In combining her faith and art, she designed 12 stained glass windows for St. Monica's Catholic Church in Convers, Texas. Her life and contributions will be remembered by those she loved and those who loved her. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Louis Urban Kight of Browns; brother Joseph Poglianich of Reno Nevada; Daughter Laura (Kight) and Roger Dickerson of Flower Mound, Texas; son Donald Eugene and Sharon Kight of Browns, and her greatest joys of children; grandchildren: Valerie Fitzau, Debra McClurd-Stanislav, Amy McClurd, Dale Dickerson, Joshua Kight and John Kight; great-grandchildren: Derec and Mikaela Stanislav; sons-in-law: Terry Stanislav and Bernd Fitzau; and her compassionate caregivers the Ash Family, Dr. Hardy and Dr. Jani; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving extended family members and friends. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in rural Mt. Carmel with Father Ray Englehart officiating. Burial will be in the St. Sebastian Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.

Kikel, Gerald
Gerald “Jerry” Kikel - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 2006 - Gerald “Jerry” Kikel, 61, born February 22, 1945, passed away April 18, 2006, after complications with surgery. Preceded in death by father, Mike in 1999. Survived by mother, Nelda; sister, Kendra Kikel; brother, Carl; aunts; uncles; cousins; and special friends at Columbine Chateau. Jerry graduated from South High School in 1963. He had many friends and was liked by everyone and will be sadly missed. Viewing, Saturday, 10-4 and Sun. 1-4 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Monday, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 10 a.m. Interment, Rose lawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Kikel, Michael
Michael "Mike" Kikel - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1999 - Michael "Mike" Kikel passed away Dec. 4, 1999. Mr. Kikel was born on Feb. 27, 1920, in Crested Butte. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nelda (Bullock) Kikel; sons, Gerald and Carl; daughter, Kendra Kikel; brother, Matt (Joey) Kikel of Pueblo; as well as a sister, Mary (Edward) Utley, Fairfax, Va.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mike practiced law in Pueblo for 50 years. During that time, he was a member of the American Bar, Colorado Bar, and Pueblo Bar Associations, Elks Lodge No. 90, Eagles No. 145, Charter Member of Steel City Kiwanis, St. Francis Church, Presern Club, KSKJ No. 7, and Stagecoach Parks. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, St. Francis Church, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Francis Church, Elks No. 90, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or a charity of donor's choice through the funeral home office.

Kikos, Sam
Sam Kikos – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Sam Kikos is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Sam Kikos: Greek, age 37, married with no surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Kilfoy, Maurice
Maurice Kilfoy - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1918 - The body of Maurice Kilfoy arrived in this city yesterday afternoon from Lincoln, Neb., accompanied by the bereaved wife and two brothers, Leo and Joseph. The funeral announcement will be made later by the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Kilgore, Don
Don Kilgore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2003 - Don Kilgore, 68, passed away Sept. 15, 2003, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Greeley.

Kilgroe, Earl
Earl "Dave" Kilgroe - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2006 - Earl "Dave" Kilgroe, 65, died May 7, 2006, in Walsenburg, Colo. He was born on Dec. 4, 1940, in Trinidad, to Rufus (Jack) Kilgroe and Juanita Sisson Kilgroe. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons, Bryan Kilgroe of Castle Rock, Brad Kilgroe and his wife, Stacy, of Pueblo; and daughter, Beth R. Maestas and her husband, Gerald, of Denver; grandchild, Janelle Marie Maestas; sister, Alma Eastman and her husband, Bill, of Mountain Home, Idaho.; and nephews, Joe and Alan Eastman. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2006, Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Private inurnment will follow at a later date.

Killen, Jane A.
Jane A. (Christensen) Killen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 2004 - Jane A. (Christensen) Killen went to be with the Lord on May the 10th, 2004. After a long battle with cancer. Jane was born in West Hartford, Conn. on December 10th, 1925 to Emma and Christian Christensen. She married Gordon R. Killen Sept. 27th, 1947. She is survived by her sister, Louise Neff, a daughter, Debra (Robert) Williams, son Terry (Janet) Killen, grandchildren T.J. (Jennifer) Killen, Tom Russo, Amanda Williams and great-grandchildren, Chasta, Jared, & Kelli Rae Killen and Jason Von Bummell. Cremation has taken place and a private family service is planned at a later time. Memorials may be made in Jane's name to ACOVA (Victim Assistance) at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, 909 Court, Pueblo, CO. 81003.

Killgore, Thelma J.
Thelma J. Spencer Killgore - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 18, 2007 - Thelma J. Killgore, 1922-2006, was born in Tobe, Colorado on February 24, 1922 to Lloyd and Nellie Spencer. She grew up in and around the Trinidad, Colorado area with her 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Working in a defense plant during the early years of WWII, she married her sweetheart, a B-24 bomber pilot, Kenneth Keith Killgore. Thelma graduated from Trinidad High School and from McKenzie College in Lebanon, IL. She taught first grade in rural Illinois and in the Los Angeles School District. When her husband retired from the Air Force after 20 years, Thelma and her family came to the Colorado Springs area. She began teaching in Widefield School District 3 where she taught for 20 years. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Thelma died on December 30, 2006 at Brighton Gardens in Colorado Springs. She is survived by 2 brothers: Ivan Spencer of Colorado Springs, O. Keith Spencer of Hayden, Colorado; a sister Helen Scherer of Golden; her daughter Linda Cohu of Colorado Springs; her son Ken Killgore of Littleton; three grandchildren: Kristen Palmer of Pueblo, Mike Cohu of Colorado Springs, K.C. Killgore of Littleton; and 4 great-grandchildren: Brenden Palmer, Keith and Kayla Cohu, and Lauren Killgore. Services will be held at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations in Thelma's name to Pikes Peak Hospice, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave #600, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Killian, Jeanne C.
Jeanne C. Killian - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1999 - Jeanne C. Killian, born to William Ernest Gillaspy and Elizabeth Callison Gillaspy at Miles City, Mont., Aug. 11, 1909. She came to Colorado in 1913 and had lived in Pueblo since 1939. Graduate, Canon City High School and taught at Las Animas, Colo., and later graduated from Greeley State Teacher's College. Veteran, U.S. Navy, World War II. Later she worked at the Pueblo Ordinance Depot then taught at St. Mary Grade School until her retirement in 1967. Preceded in death by her parents- her husband, Emmett Killian- and brother, Edward Gillaspy. Member, St. Leander Church, St. Leander Altar and Rosary Society, Bishop's Guild, Capella, Daughters of Isabella, Theresians and Church Women United. She was very active in community affairs, including the YMCA. She worked very hard making provision bags for migrant workers and in neighborhood housing. She volunteered at the gift shop at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, delivered Meals on Wheels and was chosen Valiant Woman of the Year by the Church Women United. Survived by sister-in-law, Margaret Reid, Colorado Springs- nieces and nephews, Edward Gillaspy, Alexandria, Va., Fred (Diana) Gillaspy, Santa Cruz, Calif., Carolyn (Jim) Turner, Parker, Colo., Mary (John) Buchanan, Littleton, Colo., Cynthia (Milt) Johnson and Judy (Dave) Finley, Colorado Springs, Mary (Dick) McCorkle, Canon City, Colo., John (Anne) Reid, Camas, Wash., Suzanne (Al) Ebnetter, Joe (Sandy) Killian, Bob, Betty and Bill Height and Robert Reid, all of California- and numerous cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and at the rosary Sunday evening. Donations may be made to the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or to the Pueblo Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Killin, Edwin
Edwin Killin - Pueblo Chieftain - No Date - Mr. and Mrs. John M. Killin have the sincere sympathy of many friends in their sorrow at the loss of their baby, Edwin, who died of brain fever yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held at their home, 45 Block O, at 2 p.m. today.

Killingsworth, Mary
Mary Killingsworth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1936 - Mrs. Mary Killingsworth, at hospital Friday, Oct. 23. Wife of E. Killingsworth, Fowler, Colorado; mother of Mrs. Eugene Knight, Boone, Colo.; Mrs. Euna Bell, Seattle, Wash; Mrs. Alva West, Vernon, Tex.; sister of Mrs. Dora Gibson and Mrs. Delela Baird, both of Denver, Colo. and Oscar Selman of Memphis, Tenn. Member of the First Baptist church at Fowler, Colo. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1936: Mrs. Mary Killingsworth, services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Davis mortuary chapel. To Mountain View.

Killion, Mary M.
Mary M. "Madge" Killion - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 1986 - Mary M. "Madge" Killion of Walsenburg, July 4, 1986. She was born Aug. 6, 1895, at Avondale, Texas, came to Colorado in 1929 with parents, Walter and Hattie Bell Shannon, and married Claude Earl Killion on Nov. 6, 1931. They ranched near Walsenburg until the death of Mr. Killion in 1957, at which time Mrs. Killion moved to Walsenburg to make her home. Member of United Church of Walsenburg; charter member of River Roundup Home Extension Club; and member of Huerfano County Hospital Auxiliary. Mother of Francie (Marvin) Davis, Walsenburg; and Bill (Dorothy) Salmon, Phoenix, Ariz. Mother-in-law of Dick Wight, Las Animas. Sister of Ruth Rollins, Commerce City. Grandmother of Gena Davis, New York City; Jill Davis and Scott (Michelle) Davis, Walsenburg; Gaye Davis, Rocky Ford; and Larry Jackson, Los Banos, Calif. Also survived by two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many other relatives and a host of friends. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, United Church of Walsenburg, the Rev. Bill Flanery and Mark Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Church Working Fund.

Killorin, Ann T.
Ann T. Killorin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 2001 - Ann T. Killorin, born July 26, 1915, in Huerfano County, passed away on May 1, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Don Killorin; parents, Matilda and Francisco Trujillo; brothers, Eugene Trujillo, Benjamin Trujillo (WWII veteran) and Matt Trujillo (killed in action in WWII). Survived by sisters, Gertrude Martinez, Pueblo, Mary Fontz, California; foster daughter, Jean Parker; and numerous nephews and nieces. Ann held state jobs in Walsenburg, Denver and Pueblo. She retired after 20-plus years from the Internal Revenue Service. Ann was best known for her hard work and generosity to those in need, a woman who bore no children of her own, but was a mother to many. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kilpatrick, Andrew
Andrew Kilpatrick - Huerfano World - October 13, 1910 - Died at Sunnyside, Colo., on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1910, Andrew Kilpatrick, age 44 years, 11 months, and 3 days.

Kilpatrick, John W.
John W. Kilpatrick - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 1987 - John W. Kilpatrick, 83, passed away May 23, 1987. Mr. Kilpatrick is survived by two children, Leona (Lawrence) Tennison of Blue Springs, Mo., Lorraine (Warren) Sullivan of Pueblo; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Mr. Kilpatrick was born on Jan. 25, 1904, in Decatur, Ala. He was a Pueblo resident for the past 55 years and was a mechanic for Pueblo Army Depot until retirement. Mr. Kilpatrick was a member of First Friends Church, Moose Lodge No. 19, and Eagles. Visitation hours from noon until 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday, May 27, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 1987, at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Merle Clowe officiating. Interment, Resthaven, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1902 E. 11th following interment.

Kilpatrick, Willis C.
Willis C. Kilpatrick – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: W. C. Kilpatrick is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. W. C. Kilpatrick: American, age 42, single. He was an “outside foreman” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. The newspaper lists him as Willis Kilpatrick. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Kim, H. K.
H. K. Kim - 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: H. K. Kim 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 H. K. Kim as a Korean, age 29, and married with one surviving child. 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:

Kim, H. P.
H. P. Kim - 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: H. P. Kim 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 H. P. Kim as a Korean, age 36, and married with three surviving children. 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:

Kim, O. H.
O. H. Kim - 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: O. H. Kim 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 O. H. Kim as a Korean, age 37, and married with three surviving children. 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:

Kim, Y. B.
Y. B. Kim - 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: Y. B. Kim 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 Y. B. Kim as a Korean, age 32, and married with two surviving children. 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:

Kimberly, Earlene
Earlene Kimberly - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1997 - Earlene Kimberly, 73, passed away Aug. 10, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Maurice M. Kimberly on Dec. 6, 1979- and by her daughter, Kathryn Marie Brown, March 9, 1972. Survived by her son, Earl (Donna) Kimberly, Pueblo- four grandchildren- her brother, Silva (Ruth) Pierce of Colorado Springs- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kimberly retired from the Colorado Institute of Mental Health in 1985, where she worked as an executive secretary for 22 years. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, TG McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office or to the charity of choice. Viewing hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by TG McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight.

Kimble, Bennie W.
Bennie W. Kimble - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2003 - Bennie W. Kimble, 85, of Fowler, died Aug. 5, 2003. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Fowler. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Fowler Fire Department.

Kimbo, Jewell
Jewell Kimbo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2001 - Jewell Kimbo, 93, longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away on March 29, 2001, in Midland, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the SRDA, 230 North Union, Pueblo, CO 81003, in Jewell's name.

Kimbrel, John N.
John N. Kimbrel - Huerfano World - October 4, 2007 - John N. Kimbrel, long-time rancher of Walsenburg, died Friday, September 28, 2007. Beloved husband of Alma Kimbrel, brother of Audrey Naureth, father of Jerry (Terry) Kimbrel, Cindy (Jim) Cowing, and Ronald (Theresa) Kimbrel, grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 8 adoring great-grandchildren. Together with his wife, Alma they owned and operated the Kimbrel Centennial Ranch for nearly 60 years. Memorial Service, 1 p.m., Saturday, October 6, at the Church of Christ, 416 Walsen Avenue, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the new Sangre De Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care Center c/o Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. 5th Street, Walsenburg, CO. 81089. [Editor's Note: Honorary Bearers at the Funeral were: Ted Franciscotti, John Vallejos, Charles Hudson, Sig Sporleder, Eric Sporleder, Carl Sporleder, John Vucetich, Ray Garcia, Jim Hribar. John was cremated and his ashes were placed under a fir tree in the ranch yard. This fir tree was planted by John and Alma when they were first married.]

Kimbrel, Mary Ann
Mary Ann Kimbrel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1986 - Mrs. Mary Ann Kimbrel of Walsenburg, Sept. 5, 1986. Mother of Irene (Robert) Hasenack, La Veta; Georgia (Carl) Reagan, Colorado Springs. Sister of Marguerite (Gordon) Sommers, Betty Ellen (Al) George, both of Walsenburg; Janet (George) Downs, Caldwell, Idaho; Evangeline (Claud) Naney, Pueblo; James (Corine) Melonas, Alamosa; George (Eileen) Melonas and Bill (Barbara) Melonas, both of Pueblo; and Milton (Josephine) Melonas, Colorado Springs. Also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Kimbrel, Perry
Perry Kimbrel - Pueblo Chieftan - May 22, 1923 - Perry Kimbrel Passes Away Saturday, May 19th - Aged Pioneer Dies At Minnequa Hospital At Pueblo - His many friends were shocked Saturday to hear of the death of Perry T. Kimbrel, which occurred at the Minnequa Hospital, Pueblo, last Saturday morning at 8:30. Mr. Kimbrel had been ill for several months, and last week was removed to the hospital.  He felt better and requested to be brought home, which was done, but Friday he seemed so much worse the physician advised that he be returned to the hospital. Perry Thomas Kimbrel was born in South Carolina January 13, 1852.  He was 71 years, 4 months and 6 days old. He came to Colorado April 1, 1870 and in 1871 was married; to this union three children were born.  March 15, 1883, he was married to Miss Mary Carter daughter of Judge Carter of Fairmont, Georgia, to this union one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Kimbrel Woodard, was born. Mr. Kimbrel was one of the pioneers of this part of Colorado and has always been active in the betterment and development of Huerfano County. When he came to this county he went to work on the ranch he later bought and owned until his death, receiving $20.00  per month.  Later he rented the ranch with fifty head of cattle from Joseph Doze, and from this start he became the owner of one of the best cattle ranches and country homes in the county.  He was a successful cattle raiser and careful business man.  Five or six years ago he built one of the handsomest country homes to be found in Huerfano County. Mr. Kimbrel was well known and had a host of friends not only in this county, but in the other sections of the state.  Those who have been guests of Perry Kimbrel and Mrs. Kimbrel all knew their splendid friendship and wholesome hospitality.  His wife and son George Kimbrel and daughter Bertha Kimbrel Woodard, are his immediate survivors in this locality. The funeral will be held at his late residence, nine miles north of Walsenburg, Wednesday, tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. The body will lie in the Furphy receiving vault until a new vault can be erected in the Masonic Cemetary in Walsenburg.

Kimbrel, Perry (Mrs.)
Mrs. Perry Kimbrel - Walsenburg - May 1923 - Died Mrs. Perry Kimbrel, 71, who was born in South Carolina in 1852 and lived on the ranch at St. Mary's nearly 50 years. [Editor's note: Perry Kimbrel's obituary states that on March 15, 1883, he was married to Miss Mary Carter, daughter of Judge Carter of Fairmont, Georgia.]

Kimler, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Kimler - Pueblo Chieftain- July 11, 1999 - Mary Elizabeth Kimler, 94, was born July 26, 1904, in Logan County, Colo., and departed this life on July 8, 1999 . Elizabeth started her teaching career in Logan County, Colo. She taught in one-room schools. She also taught at Rocky Ford before coming to Pueblo where she taught at Somerlid School until her retirement. Miss Kimler enjoyed traveling and attending family reunions in Kansas and Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Charlotte (nee Schackley) Kimler- brothers, James, Bert and Roy Kimler- niece, Sue Bukner. She is survived by sister-in-law, Ethel Kimler of Colorado Springs- nieces, Karen Crews of Colorado Springs and Mary Hessinius of Pueblo-nephews, Preston Kimler of Woodland Park, Dick, Lee and Roy Kimler of Syracuse, N.Y., Jim and Ed Kimler of Havana, Ill., and Don Prouty of Pueblo. Miss Kimler was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1999 , at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1201 E. 7th, with Pastor Rose Vest officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Women through the funeral home.

Kimler-Butner, Susan June
Susan June Kimler-Butner - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 1999 - Susan June Kimler-Butner, 48, Penrose, joined God on April 1, 1999. She Was preceded in death by her parents, James and June Kimler- and brother, Jack Kimler. She is survived by her husband, Floyd, Penrose- daughter, Jennifer(Dan) Taylor, Canon City- brothers, Richard (Thelma) Kimler, Lee (Martha) Kimler, and Roy Kimler, Syracuse, N.Y.- sister, Mary (Al) Hessenius- aunts, Elizabeth Kimler, Pueblo, and Ethel Kimler, Colorado Springs- and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation. , 11 a.m. Saturday, Canon City Free Methodist Church, 501 Griffin St. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.

Kimmel, Maurice L.
Maurice L. Kimmel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1986 - Maurice L. Kimmel, 79, longtime Holly resident, passed away June 27, 1986, at the Hamilton County Hospital of Syracuse, Kan. Service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Holly. Interment, Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to time of service Tuesday at the Christian Church Chapel.

Kimmick, Andrew Edward
Andrew Edward Kimmick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1986 - Andrew Edward Kimmick, 1314 S. Fourth, Canon City, passed away July 22, 1986. Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, both at St. Michael's Church, Canon City, with the Benedictine Fathers officiating. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery.

Kimsey, Charles
Charles Kimsey - Huerfano World - February 19, 2004 - This Week in La Veta History - 1961: Died, Charles Kimsey in Baltimore Feb. 12. He left La Veta in 1915. Survivors include his sisters Laura Doty and Katherine Laird and nephews Luther and Robert Bruce.

Kimsey, David Leon
David Leon Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2000 - David Leon Kimsey, 68, of Littleton, died March 14, 2000. Born Jan. 11, 1932, in Pueblo. Married Evelyn Todd on Sept. 8, 1953, in Taos, N.M. Survived by sons, Kevin (Valarie) Kimsey, Colorado Springs, Kent Kimsey, Westminster; brothers, Edgel (Maryann) Kimsey, Pueblo, Robert (Ethel) Kimsey, Pueblo, Louis Kimsey, Pueblo; sisters, Mary Ellen Kimsey, Pueblo, Esther Kimsey, Pueblo; three grandchildren. Service, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, Colo., 80227.

Kimsey, Dorothy Patch
Dorothy Patch Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1998 - Dorothy Patch Kimsey, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Nov. 15, 1998. Born at Belle Plains, Iowa, and came to Pueblo as a child with her family. Preceded in death by husbands, Alfred Smith and Louis Kimsey- brother, Elmer Patch- and sister, Lucy Johnson. Attended Irving Place School, Centennial High School graduate and American Business College graduate. Served as secretary and bookkeeper for Preston, Altman & Parlapiano, Attorneys, and later for Miss Irma McDaniel at Offices of Stone City Railway. Member Trinity United Methodist and Wesley United Methodist Churches- Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star and Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 7. Survivors include nephew, Gordon A. (Lois) Sullivan, Pueblo- nieces, Sharon (Alan) Cape, Great Falls, Mont.- and Joan Bratcher and Nanci (Tom) Welte, both of Pueblo- stepson, Russell (Vicki) Kimsey, Pueblo, and Robert (Wanda) Kimsey, La Junta. Cremation, with , 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel.

Kimsey, James H.
James H. Kimsey - Huerfano World - June 19, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1935: James H. Kimsey, 65, and an employee of the Denver and Rio Grande for 30 years, fell off a railroad car and was run over while setting the brakes near Lumberton, N. Mex. He leaves five sisters and three brothers.

Kimsey, Robert E.
Robert E. Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2004 - Robert E. Kimsey, 79, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 7, 2004. Born July 13, 1925, in Westcliffe, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Opal Kimsey; brother, David Kimsey. Survived by wife of 60 years, Ethel Kimsey; children, Katy Pendergraft, Judy (Tom) Youtsey, Lyn (Jennifer) Kimsey, Susie (Bill) Dews, Patricia (Matt) Valente; also survived by 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Robert was vice president of Kimsey Electric since its beginning in 1947. Our love and thanks to the many wonderful and caring people of Hospice. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 785 E. Spaulding, Pueblo West. Friends will be greeted at the Club House on Telstoy in Pueblo West.

Kimsey, Victoria
Victoria Kimsey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2004 - Victoria Kimsey, 67, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord, Jan. 8, 2004. Born Feb. 2, 1936, in Lester, Colo. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Martha Trujillo. Survived by husband, Russell F. Kimsey, Pueblo; children, Sharon (Mark) Bemis, Longview, Texas; Raymond (Joy) Kimsey, Seattle, Wash.; David (Kim) Kimsey, Pineville, La.; Bryan (Ronda) Kimsey, Pueblo; nephews, Rick and Steve Brown; niece, Pam Holcomb; brothers, Edward (Sylvia) Trujillo, Roger (Helen) Trujillo, Richard (Elaine) Trujillo, Carlo (Bernice) Trujillo; sister, Dee Vigil, all of Pueblo; also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today, and 1 to 7 p.m. Monday. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after both services.

Kimsey, W. S.
W. S. Kimsey - Huerfano World - November 4, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1913: Died, W.S. Kimsey, 69, of pneumonia. He and his wife, a Patterson, came to La Veta in 1880 and had 11 children, including Mrs. Jasper Bruce of La Veta.

Kimsey, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William Kimsey - Huerfano World - July 15, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1901: Died, Mrs. William Kimsey, who was born in Georgia and came to La Veta in 1872. She leaves six daughters and four sons as well as her husband.

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