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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Kirby, Billy Neal
Billy Neal Kirby - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 1986 - Billy Neal Kirby, 35, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Canon City, died May 14, 1986, in a Colorado Springs hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1950, in Pueblo, and was a carpenter. Survived by wife, Lynn Koch; children, Cody, Nathan, Shae, Jerome, Tosha and Melanie, of the family home; stepfather and mother, Marvin and Jeanette Bessey Hinton, of Olney Springs; brother, Clayton Kirby of Penrose; sisters, Kathy Barnes of Fountain, Charlene Hicks of Penrose; grandmother, Edith Bessey of Fremont, Calif.; eight nephews; five nieces; two uncles; one aunt; great-aunt, Iva Del Kirby of Africa; and in-laws, Bill and Ann Koch, Matt and Yula Curtis. Preceded in death by his father, Charles Kirby, and two brothers, Charles and Ronald. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, First Assembly of God Church in Florence, the Rev. J. W. Naron officiating. Cremation, Holt and Dixon Crematory. Friends who wish may contribute to the Billy Kirby Memorial Fund through the church or the mortuary office.

Kirchbaum, Edwin
Edwin Kirchbaum - Blue Valley Times - May 24, 1912 - Edwin Kirchbaum, the seventeen-year-old son of George E. Kirchbaum, a well-known resident of Trinidad, was fatally hurt when he was struck on the temple by a baseball.

Kirchmeier, Everett A.
Everett A. Kirchmeier - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2001 - Everett A. Kirchmeier passed away May 10, 2001, in Pueblo. Everett was born Jan. 2, 1912, in House, N.M., to Frank and Lona Kirchmeier. Everett was employed as an auto mechanic for over 40 years before retiring in 1976. He enjoyed dancing, gardening and country music. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Elmer, Earl and Ernest; and half-brother, Edward. His survivors include his wife of 27 years, Alyce, of Pueblo; his daughter, Mona Judson of Oregon; sons, Gary Kirchmeier of Arizona and Elvis Kirchmeier of Washington; as well as several stepchildren, including stepson John McKim. Also survived by brothers, Ervin and Edgar Kirchmeier; and sister, Edith McWherter, all of New Mexico; five grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. No viewing or services. Cremation, Davis Crematory.

Kirchner, Robert
Robert "Buck" Kirchner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1987 - On June 26, 1987, Robert "Buck" Kirchner, 53, was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior. He was born Dec. 23, 1933. Married Kathryn McManaman on June 3, 1952. Survived by wife, Kathryn, of Pueblo; one daughter, Anna (David) Eaton of Torrington, Wyo.; three sons, Jim of Dallas, Texas, Mike (Sally) of Torrington, Wyo., and Kent (Paula) of Pueblo. Survived also by two brothers, Art (Edith) Kirchner of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Jay Kirchner of Torrington, Wyo.; two sisters, Kathleen (Earl) Vermillion and Rosie (Hugh) Dowers, both of Torrington, Wyo. Buck also is survived by eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, George Kirchner and Gertrude Colwell Kirchner; and one brother Elmer Kirchner. Mass of Christian Burial, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28, St. Anthony Church, 225 Clark. Interment in Torrington, Wyo. The body will lie in state from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Kirchoff, Frank
Frank Kirchoff - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1997 - Frank Kirchoff, 81, of Pueblo, passed away July 12, 1997. Frank served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II, receiving two Purple Heart medals. Preceded in death by his brother, Ernie. He is survived by his wife, Jerry- son, Lenny Kirchoff- sister, Marlene (Frank) Perenz- and three grandchildren. Per family request, cremation will take place and no services will be held. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Kirk, Edward F.
Edward F. Kirk - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2000 - Edward F. Kirk passed away March 31, 2000, as the result of an auto accident near Salida. Services will be held in Dallas, Texas.

Kirk, Elenora E.
Elenora E. Kirk - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 1997 - Elenora E. Kirk went to be with the Lord on April 29, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her nieces, Betty Jean (Richard) Cavender, Neva (Gene) Yeo; nephew, Bill Lester; great-niece, Lori (Arlo) Beamon; great-nephew, Rick (Cindy) Cavender; five great great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Shields and second husband, John Kirk. Born Sept. 24, 1920, in Silver Cliff, Co., moving to Pueblo in 1941; Elenora worked as a secretary for Mountain Ice and Coal for several years. She was a member of New Heights Baptist Church, Eagles Auxiliary, Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 24 IOOF, San Isabel Shrine No. 7 WS of J and Fidelity Chapter 144 OES, Service, 2 p.m. today at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Rod Thelander officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Kirk, John J.
John J. Kirk - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 1989 - John J. Kirk passed away March 17, 1989. Survived by his wife, Elenora E. Kirk, of the family home; one stepson; two brothers; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 23, 1916, in New Mexico and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of New Heights Baptist Church; Silver State Lodge, No. 95, A. F. & A. M.; Southern Colorado Consistory; and White Shrine of Jerusalem. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Robert W. Timmons officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted by Silver State Lodge, No. 95, A. F. & A. M. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make memorials to the John Kirk Memorial Fund, through the funeral home office.

Kirk, Marcella
Marcella (Marcie) Kirk - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1999 - Marcella (Marcie) Kirk, 74, passed away Nov. 29, 1999. Survived by husband, Robert, of the family home; and daughter, Beverly, Castorville, Texas. Also survived by two sisters and one sister-in-law in Kansas, and one brother-in-law in Tucson. Preceded in death by parents, a daughter, a son and a brother. At her request, immediate cremation with no services, just say a prayer. Cremains to be sprinkled at sea off San Diego at a later date.

Kirk, Virginia Horn
Virginia Horn Kirk - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2001 - Was born in Pueblo March 20, 1904. She was the daughter of Charles F. and Bertie L. Horn. Mr. Horn was the former postmaster in Pueblo and the owner of the Horn Drug Co. Mrs. Kirk graduated from Colorado State Teachers' College, Greeley, and received her M.S. degree from the University of Oregon. She married Paul L. Kirk in 1927. Mr. and Mrs. Kirk were educators in Pueblo and Portland, Ore., for many years. Mr. Kirk was assistant superintendent of School District 60 and superintendent of the former District 20. During her long teaching career, Mrs. Kirk taught every grade from kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary through high school at Central High. After leaving Pueblo in 1954, she became a special education teacher/reading specialist for the Portland, Ore., public schools and worked in that capacity until she retired in 1969 and moved to Reston, Va. She returned to Pueblo in the early 1980s, making her home at the Villa Pueblo Towers and Pavilion. In Pueblo, she was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and member of the Win One Class. She also belonged to the D.A.R. and the McDowell Music Club. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Anne Stevenson of Laguna Hills, Calif.; two granddaughters, Adrianne Skinner of Falls Church, Va., and Lisa Sharp of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren. At her request, cremation with no viewing or services. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers and that any remembrances should be made in her name to the Horn Scholarship Fund at the First Baptist Church at 405 W. Ninth, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Kirkland, Elsie Doris
Elsie Doris (Boone) Kirkland - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 2002 - Elsie Doris (Boone) Kirkland, 89, born June 23, 1913, passed away Nov. 6, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Harrison Kirkland Jr., in 1979; and daughter, JoAnne Siebenaller, in 1978. Survived by her son, Daniel H. (Darla) Kirkland III; grandchildren, Kathy (David Johnson) Metz-Kirkland, Kelly Sue Kirkland, David Alan (Diana) Kirkland, Dennis H. (Diane) Moore, Pat Stiles, Gail Lee Watt and Michael (Jan) Stiles; great-grandchildren, Dennis M. (Susan) Moore, Jared Watt, Jason Metz, Emily Kirkland, Alex Kirkland; great-great-grandchild, Conner Moore. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Charleen Nimmo of Park Hill Christian Church officiating. The family will great friends and relatives following the memorial service at 1701 Jerry Murphy. Please omit flowers. Memorial gifts can be made in Elsie's name to the Alzheimer's Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter, through the funeral home.

Kirkland, Leroy D.
Leroy D. Kirkland - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 2, 2002, on the farm where he was born on 3R Road in Pueblo County. He was born there on April 2, 1920, to Wilbur and Frances Kirkland and had lived his entire life working the family farm. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Mr. Kirkland is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Lorraine; his children, Mike (Diane) Kirkland, both of the family farm, Irene (Bob) Walker of Penrose, Doris Jean (Don) Bueltemann of Monte Vista; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many friends. Mr. Kirkland will lie in state at the mortuary from 1 until 7 p.m. on Sunday. Graveside service will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. in the Imperial Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 8250 3R Road South.

Kirkpatrick, Alice E.
Alice E. Rouse Kirkpatrick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2001 - Alice E. Rouse Kirkpatrick, 86, passed away Oct. 30, 2001, in Pueblo. Survived by her daughters, Roberta E. (Jim) Burns of Pueblo, Bette (Don) Duffy of Bordon Grove, Calif., and Gee Gee (John) Soto of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; son-in-law, Jim (Roseanne) Bory of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husbands, George Rouse and Francis Kirkpatrick; and daughter, Bonnie Bory. Alice was born May 21, 1915, in Pueblo, Colo., to Bruce and Alice (née Berry) Lowrance. She was a florist for many years before moving back to Pueblo three years ago. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa, with Father Edward Pettit officiating. Graveside committal, 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Mountain View Cemetery.

Kirkpatrick, Cora Anna
Cora Anna Kirkpatrick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1986 - Cora Anna Kirkpatrick, 96, former Lamar resident, passed away Sept. 25, 1986, at University Hospital in Denver. Service will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Peacock-Wood Chapel, with the Rev. Don Bleyle officiating. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.

Kirkpatrick, E. M.
Mr. E. M. Kirkpatrick - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 31, 1878 - Mr. E. M. Kirkpatrick died yesterday from a stroke of paralysis, brought on by extreme exposure. He was found in his room a few days before his death in a semi-conscious state, unable to move. He was a quiet, refined man, and stood well among those who knew him best.

Kirkpatrick, Frances Lillis
Frances Lillis Kirkpatrick - Huerfano World - March 7, 1991 - Frances Lillis Kirkpatrick, 104, of Denver, formerly of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1991. She was a resident of Hallmark Nursing Center in Denver. Born in Independence, MO, July 4, 1886, she married John Kirkpatrick in Walsenburg Sept. 26, 1908. They owned and operated the Kirkpatrick Hotel on West Sixth Street and her husband was the editor of the World Independent at the time of the noted "Will Overhead" mistake. An avid sports enthusiast, Mrs. Kirkpatrick was an officer of Civic League and responsible for the first tennis courts built in Walsenburg. She was active with the Republican Party. After her husband's death, she became president of Kirkpatrick's Inc., an agency for Dupont which supplied explosives for the mining industry in Southeastern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. She left Walsenburg about 10 years ago to make her home closer to her children in Denver. Survivors include three children, Henry L. Kirkpatrick, Denver; Frances A. Merritt, Denver and Georgia C. Sale, Danville, CA; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Private Mass of Christian Burial was given by Msgr. Howard L. Delaney at Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo on Monday, Mar. 4.

Kirkpatrick, Gerald Wallace
Gerald Wallace Kirkpatrick - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1987 - Gerald Wallace Kirkpatrick, late of Denver, died unexpectedly Dec. 17, 1987. Survived by his sisters, Mrs. Marie (Henry) Green, Pueblo, Mrs. Gladis Nielsen, Salem, Ore., and Deloris B. Kirkpatrick, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born Jan. 12, 1920, in Piedmont, Mo. Member of Elks Lodge No. 90. Veteran of U.S. Navy, World War II. Retired in January of 1961 from the PAD, where he was a foreman in the armaments division. Denver resident for 20 years, where he owned and operated a hardware business. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Byrne officiating. Visitation until 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Kirkpatrick, Henry J.
Henry J. Kirkpatrick - Rocky Mountain News - June 29, 1994 - Henry J. Kirkpatrick, 81, of Denver died May 20. Services were May 23 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Burial was in the church yard. Mr. Kirkpatrick was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Walsenburg. He married Ruth Baer on June 10, 1939, in Boise, Idaho. He served on the Alamosa school board, was county Republican Party chairman and later state GOP chairman. He served in the Navy as a communications officer. He was commander of a Denver American Legion Post, and a member of the Masons and the El Jebel Shriners. He was a Realtor, general merchandiser and managed a coal yard. He started Henry Kirkpatrick Realtor in 1958, specializing in commercial and industrial property. He was president of the Denver Board of Realtors, Denver's Realtor of the Year and president of the Colorado Association of Real Estate Boards. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Betty Hart of Arlington, Va., and Christine Truitt of Denver; two sisters, Frances Merritt of Denver and Georgia Sale of Danville, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Kirkpatrick, John Nicholas
John Nicholas “Jack” Kirkpatrick - Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald – October 13, 2004 – Loveland, CO - John “Jack” Nicholas Kirkpatrick gave up a long and courageous fight with a rare neurological disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. At his time of death, Jack, a family man, was surrounded by his loved ones. He was 72. Jack lived his life as a kind man who always had something to give, and never met a person who did not become his friend. He was born April 5, 1932, in Walsenburg. He graduated from high school in Burlingame, Calif., in 1950. He married his high school sweetheart, Vera Bishop, Sept. 11, 1954. In 1955 he graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and was hired by a start-up company in Palo Alto called Hewlett-Packard. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reserve from 1956 to 1962. Jack was transferred to open the Loveland HP plant in 1960. He and his family were transferred to Singapore in 1973, returning to Loveland in 1976. He retired from HP in 1986. Upon retirement, Jack purchased a travel business based in Loveland, Caribbean Fantasy Inc. Jack was a humanitarian at heart, always giving to others. He was integral in founding Foothills Gateway, staying active in the foundation most of his life, was a 40-plus year Lions Club member, was involved in APICs, became a Republican committeeman, spent a year as the United Way chairman, belonged to BPOE Elks and Knights Of Columbus, sat on the DARE and Delta Chi boards, was a member of the first Loveland Airport Committee, and belonged to St. John's Catholic Church. In most of the organizations he was in, he often served time as president, and he held numerous other volunteer positions throughout the Loveland community. Jack treasured his family, bridge, the mountains, and a lifetime of passion for world travel. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 50 years, Vera Kirkpatrick of Loveland; adoring children Lisa and son-in-law Chris Gunderson of Denver and John and daughter-in-law Terrie Kirkpatrick of Longmont; and loving grandchildren Alex and Sara Kirkpatrick and Kylie and Adelaide Gunderson. Jack also is survived by a sister, Sr. Joan Kirkpatrick of Terre Haute, Ind.; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Joyce Kirkpatrick of Bend, Ore.; a sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Lee Poole of Harare, Zimbabwe; a foster son, George Fisher and wife Donell of Needles, Calif.; and many other fond relatives. His parents preceded him in death. Services to honor Jack Kirkpatrick's life will take place Wednesday. There will be a Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 1730 W. 12th St., in Loveland. A celebration of life reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Following his giving ways, in lieu of flowers Jack had requested any memorial donations be sent to Foothills Gateway, 302 W. Skyway Drive, Fort Collins, 80525. The family wishes to thank the multitude of friends and family who made a difference in his life.

Kirk-Solgerg, Doris Jean
Doris Jean Kirk-Solberg – Pueblo Chieftain – October 12, 2006 - Doris Jean Kirk-Solberg. Born Aug. 17, 1935, went home to her Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by her father, Elisha Kirk; and her son, Kenneth. Survived by her mother, Marie Kirk; brothers, William Kirk and Boris (Darlene) Kirk; daughters, Barbara (Larry) Sprague, Jane (Pat) Smith and Linda (Dave) Myers; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and father of her children, Charles Solberg. At her request, cremation with no service.

Kirscht, Agnes M.
Agnes M. Kirscht - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 1999 - Agnes M. Kirscht, born Sept. 1, 1912, in Goodpasture, Colo., passed away Jan. 6, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Peter Kirscht- grandson, Michael Winslow- two sisters- and four brothers. Survived by her children, Robert E. (Jo) Kirscht, Pueblo, Colo., Mary Jo (Daniel) Winslow, Rye, Colo., and David Lee (Laura Bell) Kirscht, Walsenburg, Colo. Also survived by her grandchildren, Kathy (David) Mower and their children, Amanda, Jarod and Trevor, Karrie (Kip) Cooper and their children, Emily and Kara, Craig Winslow and his children, Todd and Clint, Melissa (Larry) Medill and their children, Cody and Larissa, Joe (Leslie) Winslow and their children, Kayla and Kelsie, Scott Kirscht and Shawn Kirscht- and sisters-in-law, Margaret Eddy, Pueblo, Colo., and Florence and Bernice Youngren of Oregon. Prior to her marriage to Joseph, she attended school in the Goodpasture and Beulah area and worked for Governor Adams and his family. Agnes married Joseph Kirscht on June 27, 1931, and they were ranchers for over 50 years in the Apache area of Colorado. She loved her cattle and her ranch. Visitation, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception will be held following the interment at the Imperial Memorial Gardens Reception Hall. Donations may be made to Caring Unlimited in care of the funeral home office.

Kirscht, Joseph Peter
Joseph Peter Kirscht - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Joseph Peter Kirscht, born on Aug. 8, 1905, passed away Nov. 25, 1997. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Agnes Marie Kirscht of the family home- his children, Robert E. (Jo) Kirscht, Pueblo, Colo., Mary Jo (Daniel) Winslow, Rye, Colo., and David Lee (Laura Bell) Kirscht, Walsenburg, Colo. Grandfather of Kathy (David) Mower, Karrie (Kip) Cooper, Craig Winslow, Michael Winslow, Melissa Kay (Larry) Medill, Joe (Leslie) Winslow, Scott Kirscht and Shawn Kirscht. Also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and sister, Margaret Eddy, Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Mr. Kirscht was a rancher for more than 50 years in the Apache area. Funeral service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kirtley, Floyd F. Jr.
Floyd F. Kirtley Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 4, 1988 - Floyd F. Kirtley Jr., 43, of Colorado Springs died Oct. 25 in Colorado Springs. He was a journeyman machinist employed at Hewlett Packard for 21 years. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. U.S. 85/87, Fountain, with the Rev. William Woelfle officiating. Cremation has taken place. Mr. Kirtley was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Grand Junction. He is survived by his father, Floyd Kirtley of Pueblo. Mr. Kirtley was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce (Griswold) Kirtley. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1967 and was a former resident of Pueblo. Mr. Kirtley also is survived by a son, Timothy of Colorado Springs; and his grandfather, Frank Kirtley of Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2450 S. Downing St., Denver 80210.

Kirtley, Frank
Frank Kirtley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1998 - Frank Kirtley, 95, passed away Feb. 14, 1998. Born in Livia, Ky., on Nov. 17, 1902. Pueblo resident since 1928. Preceded in death by wife, Pearl- grandsons, David Kirtley and Floyd Kirtley Jr.- and great-grandson, Dustin Kirtley. Survived by son, Floyd Kirtley of Pueblo- great-grandson, Timothy Kirtley of Monument, Colo.- plus nephews and nieces in Kentucky. Frank was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Walter Partain officiating.

Kisamore, Arthur Paul
Arthur Paul Kisamore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 1998 - Arthur Paul Kisamore, 74, passed away Aug. 14, 1998, in Pueblo. His survivors include his wife, Ella Kisamore of Ohio- children, Christina (Jim) Miller of Pueblo, Samuel (Ella) of Lamar, Walter, Timothy (Lisa), both of Ohio, Vernon (Joann) of Pennsylvania- three brothers, James, Gilbert (Sarah), Charles- a sister, Sylvia Stivison, all of Pennsylvania- as well as 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services and interment will be held in New Florence, Pa.

Kishman, Florence M.
Florence M. Kishman - Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - August 23, 2005 - Cheyenne, WY - Florence M. "Flo" Kishman of Cheyenne, 83, died peacefully the morning of Aug. 20 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 25, 1922, in Sarcillo, Colo. She had lived in Cheyenne since 1948. She graduated from Trinidad (Colo.) High School in 1939. She met her husband, Joseph Kishman Sr., when she was 5 years old. They married Dec. 13, 1941, six days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was one of the original employees of the Selective Service System in her hometown and sent her husband his draft notice. During World War II, she was a "Rosie the Riveter" on bomber wings in the aircraft plants in Detroit. Her article about her WWII experiences was published in the Selective Service newsletter, The Register, as part of the agency's 50th anniversary commemoration. After moving to Cheyenne, she was a clerk typist at Medical Supply at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. In 1960, she transferred to Social Security, where four years later she became the first female professional level claims representative in the Cheyenne office and one of the first female claims representatives in the Rocky Mountain region. She will be well-remembered by the Hispanic community here for handling their Social Security claims in Spanish. She also served as the Social Security Region 8 Spanish-English documents translator. She retired in October 1974 with more than 30 years of federal service. Mrs. Kishman served a term on the Goodwill board and was a driver for Meals on Wheels for several years. She was active many years at St. Joseph's Church as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, a kitchen volunteer, a Sunday collections recorder and editor of the parish newsletter. As a member of the Friendship Force, she visited Russia when it was part of the Soviet Union. She also went to Honduras. The Laramie County Community College newsmagazine published a feature about her trip to Russia, and she was interviewed on local radio about her experience. She was a champion speller as an elementary school student and again more than 50 years later as a senior citizen. She will forever be loved and treasured for her wise counsel and for being the loving, kind, generous and "always there for us" mother she was to her three children, Sharon L. Anderson, Joseph Kishman Jr. and his wife Wanda, and Judith A. Kishman, all of Cheyenne. To her three grandchildren, Joseph E. Kishman and his wife Patricia R. Gilson of Philadelphia, Karen L. Hays and her husband John of Cheyenne and Aaron M. Kishman of Cheyenne, she will always be their beloved "Gram." She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph Kishman Sr. on Sept. 3, 1975; her father Jose Abran "J.A." Martinez in 1945; her mother Sara (Maes) Martinez on June 11, 1966; a sister who was also named Florence, who died in infancy in 1920; a sister Martha Martinez in 1927; her brother Jose Abran "Abe" Martinez in 1952; her brother Ezekiel Porfidio Martinez in 1988; her brother Cipriano Salvador Martinez in 1990; her sister Barbara Lucy Lujan in 2001; and a son-in-law Clarence E. "Andy" Anderson Jr. in 1983. Vigil for the Deceased will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wiederspahn Radomsky Chapel with the Rev. Michael Carr officiating. Funeral Liturgy will be 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Cathedral. Friends may contribute to Meals on Wheels, Needs Inc., the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of their choice.

Kisielnicki, Ted Joseph
Ted Joseph Kisielnicki - Huerfano World - June 11, 1998 - Ted Joseph Kisielnicki, 74, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Walsenburg, died June 4, 1998 in Colorado Springs. He had been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1996. Mr. Kisielnicki was a retired research blacksmith with then Naval Research Facility in Washington, DC. He was in the US Air Force. Born Sept. 5, 1923 in Altoona, PA, he is survived by his wife, Thelma Donahue Kisielnicki, who he married on Jan. 17, 1948; five sons, Michael, Thomas, Edward, Timothy and Stephen; six daughters, Carol, Diane, Jeanne, Marcia, Cynthia and Lisa; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service was from Evergreen Funeral Home Chapel in Colorado Springs on June 8. Cremation.

Kiss, Lezzlo
Lezzlo Kiss - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2002 - Lezzlo Kiss, 81, passed away Dec. 8, 2002. Born in Buarkelle, Hungary, and served in the Hungarian army. He was a Russian POW in Siberia for over three years. In 1956, he and 72 refugees came to America. Lezzlo made Pueblo his home since 1964. He will be missed by his friends, Janet Lindenmuth and Mary Scarcello. Special thanks to the Berkenbile brothers and to the Westwinds staff and Hospice for the care given Lezzlo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial gathering, 1:30 p.m. Friday at Westwinds, 1610 Scranton. Private inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery Columbarium.

Kissell, John A. Jr.
John A. "Jack" Kissell Jr. - Huerfano County World - February 6, 2009 - John A. "Jack" Kissell Jr. died Saturday, Jan. 17 after a brief stay at Degraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda, NY. He was born in Ideal, Colo., on Jan. 8, 1925, to the late John A. Kissell Sr. and Grace Boyd Tweedale. John was the oldest son of nine children. He graduated from Huerfano High School in Walsenburg, where he played on the football and baseball teams. He joined the Navy in 1943 during WW II. John married the late Ellamae Wilcox in 1952 and lived his last 50 years in North Tonawanda. John enjoyed returning to Colorado to visit family and friends through the years. He attended his 50th class reunion in 1993. John contributed to the Walsenburg Mining Museum in memory of his father and kept up with the news by subscribing to the Huerfano World. John is survived by younger sisters Jennie Marie Berryhill and Margaret L. Benin, both of Walsenburg four children; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Kissell, William M.
William M. Kissell - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2004 - William M. Kissell passed away July 6, 2004, in Colorado City. Bill was born in Fremont County, Colo., on August 20, 1948, and had lived in this area his entire life. He was a 1966 graduate of East High School in Pueblo and a member of Tabor Lutheran Church. He had owned and operated Budget Sewer and Septic Service Co. since 1994. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Leslie James Kissell; and a brother, Danny Kissell. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; and daughter, Shelby of the family home; son, Gary (Shannon) Kissell of Texas; daughters, Lisa (Art) Epperson of Oklahoma, Michelle Kissell of Pueblo; his mother, Alma Ruth (Bill) Finn of Pueblo; grandchildren, Natasha and Joe Kissell of Texas, Danny, David, and Debbie Kissell of Pueblo; siblings, Kenneth (Diane) Kissell of Indiana, Jeannie (Ron) Talbert of Pueblo, Richard (Judy) Kissell of Kansas, Beth Bash of Williamsburg, Beverly (Jack) Potter of Georgia; as well as several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, Pueblo. Greenhorn Valley View – July 8, 2004 - Pueblo Man Killed In Deadly Crash - By Sonny Hood, The Greenhorn Valley View - William Kissell, 56, a driver for Budget Sewer and Septic of Pueblo, was killed Tuesday afternoon about 1:00 p.m., when the tanker truck he was driving, veered off the highway at Cuerno Verde and Highway 165 in Colorado City. The truck ended up in a creek bottom at the south side of Highway 165. Colorado State Patrol officer, Jorge Leal, said the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle at the crest of the hill and crashed into the ravine. The holding tank dislodged from the truck bed, spilling raw sewage into the ravine, which dumps into the -Greenhorn Creek. The Colorado City Metro District, to contain the spill, immediately dammed the ravine with fill dirt. Rye fire Protection District Chief, Phil Daniels, advised people to stay clear of the Greenhorn Creek until environmental specialists from the Pueblo County Health Department can determine the extent of contamination. He advised that people with shallow wells, down stream, to drink bottled water. State Patrolman Tim Knabenshue, of the Haz-Mat Division followed up on Wednesday, July 7th.

Kissick, Reba
Reba Kissick - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1999 - Reba Kissick, 83, passed away April 4, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray, in 1990, and by her son, James. Survived by her sons, Harold (Maureen)Kissick Sr. and Marvin (Kelly) Kissick, both of Pueblo- eight grandchildren-16 great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren-brother, Virgil (Merle)Sewell, Topeka, Kan.- brother-in-law, James (Joyce) Kissick of Edgerton, Mo.-sisters-in-law, Bea (Marion) Snook, Edgerton, Mo., Thelma Smith and Joan Turner Kissick, both of Kansas City, Kan.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kissick was a longtime member of Central Christian Church and retired from Dana Perfect Circle after 20 years of service, where she was a machine operator. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Central Christian Church, with interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions direct to Central Christian Church in memory of Mrs. Kissick.

Kissinger, Eldridge N.
Eldridge N. Kissinger - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1987 - Eldridge N. Kissinger was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Canon City, Colo., and passed away July 26, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Kissinger had been assistant chief chemist and chief spectographer (a field in which he was a recognized pioneer) at CF&I Steel Corp., retiring after 37 years of service there. He was very active with Boy Scouts of America for many years and in later years pursued his hobby of antique furniture restoration, especially that of parlor organs. His needlepoint, which he personally designed, won honors at the Colorado State Fair. Husband of Vera E. Kissinger, of the family home; father of Earline Israelson of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; grandfather of Suzanne Israelson; brother of Paul (Elsie) Kissinger, Earell (Frances) Kissinger, Kenneth Kissinger, Erla Hughes and Clara Bacon. At his request, Cremation. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James Keesey officiating. The family prefers contributions to the Organ Restoration Fund of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Kisslan, Ethel E.
Ethel E. Kisslan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2003 - Ethel E. Kisslan, 85, passed away at home unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 29, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Elsie Trotter; husband, Andrew Kisslan; daughter, Beverly Laughlin; son, Rocky Kisslan; and sister, Avalon Tice of Huntington Beach, Calif. Survived by her daughter, Linda (Dennis) Cesar of Pueblo; sons, Michael (Lodie) Kisslan of California; Joe (Sharon) Kisslan, John (Eileen) Kisslan, both of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Rene Kisslan of Pueblo; son-in-law, Floyd Laughlin of Vista, Calif.; sisters, Marie (Tom) Hall of Littleton, Patty (Bill) Wood of Costa Mesa, Calif.; grandchildren, Scott, Steven and Kathy Laughlin, Lori (John) Krall, Mark (Paula) Cesar, Todd (Suzie) Kisslan, Stephanie (Paul) Taylor, Kim (John) Sienko, Shannon (Tony) Patti, C.J. Kisslan, Andy and Adrian Kisslan; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special longtime friend, Pat Fletcher; along with special friends, Clyde, Harold and Doris; and numerous friends in the Oasis Country Mobile Home Park. Ethel was born and raised in Holly, Colo., on July 29, 1918, where she graduated from Holly High School in 1936. Ethel moved to Pueblo after World War II where she lived and raised her family. She worked as a waitress for many years and retired in 1977 from the Ramada Inn. Ethel loved her family and home which was always open to anyone. She knew no strangers and was "Grama" to many people. Ethel also enjoyed the Colorado Rockies and the Broncos and prided herself in her knowledge of the game of baseball. She will be missed and loved by her family and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the FOE Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles No. 145 Scholarship Fund in her memory.

Kisslan, Rocky Lee
Rocky Lee Kisslan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1999 - Rocky Lee Kisslan passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999. Preceded in death by his father, Andrew; and sister, Beverly Laughlin. Survived by wife, Rene (LaNoue); son, Andrew; daughter, Adrian; mother, Ethel; sister, Linda (Dennis) Cesar; brothers, Michael (Lodi), Joe (Sharon) and John (Eileen) and many nieces and nephews. Rocky was a loving husband, wonderful father and good friend with an open heart. Memorial service, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Kitch, Don N.
Dr. Don N. Kitch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2000 - Dr. Don N. Kitch, 87, went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2000. He was born Oct. 30, 1912, in Partridge, Kan., to Fred N. and Belma S. Kitch. He leaves his wife of 66 years, Dorothy; son, Freddie Don (Lorene) Kitch; three daughters, Gloria June (Jim) Sturges of Platt City, Mo., Emma Jane (Charles) Hays of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Brenda Sue (Ron) Thomas of Garland, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bess Dixon of Winfield, Kan., and June (Joe) Hutchison of Fair Oaks, Calif. He was a farmer and rancher until the Lord called him into the ministry. Don was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Hwy. 78 West, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice West, 517 West 3rd, Florence, Colo., 81226, or Greydene Baptist Church Missions, 332 Greydene Ave., Canon City, Colo., 81212, in his memory. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kitchen, Clara E.
Clara E. Kitchen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 2000 - Clara E. Kitchen, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, after a brief illness. She was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center for 20 years, and will always be remembered by her family as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, George E.; daughter, Barbara Lewis; brother, Joseph Vellar; and sister, Josephine Kuchan. She is survived by her daughters; Carol Genova and Nancy (Ken) Cipriani, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kent, Dion (Amy), Brandon, Nicholas, and Megan; great-grandson, Preston; sister, Esther (Glenn) McNeese of Palmer, Alaska; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers the family respectfully requests donations be made to the St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Foundation c/o Volunteer Fund, 1008 Minnequa, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Kitchen, Edna Pearl
Edna Pearl Kitchen - Huerfano World - December 21, 1989 - Pearl Kitchen Dies - Former La Veta resident Edna Pearl Kitchen died in the Trinidad State Nursing Home, where she had been in residence for the past five years, Dec. 20, 1989. She was 99. Born in Rouse, July 2, 1890, she was raised in La Veta and graduated from La Veta High School. She was a member of B-Loyals, Southern Colorado Territorial Daughters, American Legion Auxiliary and a 75-year member of Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Muriel Bradford, Medford, OR; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be Friday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church in La Veta. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

Kitchen, Elbert Leroy
Leroy Kitchen - Walsenburg World-Independent - October 30, 1944 - La Veta Man Killed in Holland Fight. Leroy Kitchen, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Kitchen of La Veta, has been reported killed in action in Holland, according to a telegram received late last week by his parents. Kitchen, a member of a paratrooper division, was killed on Oct. 4, while on duty in Holland, the message read. No further details were given, however. He entered the service more than two years ago, and had been overseas approximately a year. He was a graduate of La Veta Union high school, and was born and reared in Huerfano County. Huerfano World - June 14, 2001 - This Week in La Veta History - 1949: Pfc. Elbert Kitchen, born in La Veta in 1921 and killed in Holland in 1944, will be buried Sunday in the La Veta Cemetery.

Kitchen, Emma May
Emma May Kitchen - Huerfano World - October 27, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1926: Emma May Kitchen died, a resident of La Veta since 1901, leaving her husband and two daughters, Marguerite Snedden and Viola June Kitchen. [Editor's Note: Emma May Doty Kitchens died October 17, 1926. Obituary listed October 22, 1926, Page 7.]

Kitchen, George W.
George W. Kitchen - Huerfano World - November 1, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1925: George W. Kitchen died on the ranch where he had lived for 43 years. [Editor's Note: George W. Kitchen died October 19, 1925. Obituary listed World Independent, October 23, 1925, Page 1.]

Kitchen, Margaret Garren
Mrs. Margaret Garren Kitchen - Walsenburg World - October 14, 1921 - Mrs. Kitchens, an old-time pioneer of La Veta and mother of Miss Josie Kitchens a nurse at the Lamme hospital, died at her home in La Veta shortly after midnight Saturday. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in La Veta Tuesday and the body laid to rest in the La Veta cemetery. Rev. Gwynn officiated at the funeral services. Huerfano World - October 12, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History 1921: Mrs. Margaret Garren Kitchen died after catching a cold at the Pioneer Day celebration.

Kite, Melvin L.
Melvin L. Kite - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1986 - Melvin L. Kite was born July 9, 1926, in Gate, Okla., and passed away. Feb. 11, 1986, in Dodge City, Kan. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had been formerly employed at CF&I in the 25-inch mill, retiring in 1984. He was married to Eileen Dyer on Nov. 14, 1948, and they moved to Pueblo from Knowles, Okla., in 1952. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Terry of Tulsa, Okla., and Jeffery (Tracy) of Pueblo; two daughters, Wendy (Steve) Longacre of Bally, Pa., and Tammy (Ed) Fitzpatrick of Pueblo. He was the brother of Alva Kite, Lyla Lamaster and Lenora Isenbart. Two grandchildren also survive. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rose Chapel, T.G McCarthy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Heaton officiating. Cremation to follow. Visitation will be until 1 p.m. Saturday.

Kitt, Josephine
Josephine Kitt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1941 - Miss Josephine Kitt at hospital Wednesday, Jan 1. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Kitt, Waunta, Neb.; sister of Mrs. Jesse R. Webber of the family home, 417 Tyler Street. Member of the Methodist church. To Waunta, Neb.

Kitto, Alfred A.
Alfred Kitto – Bayfield Blade – October 3, 1913 – Married Fifty Years; Die Same Night – Pueblo. – After living together for over fifty years, death succeeded in separating Alfred Kitto and his wife by only three hours when both died from pneumonia. Last February the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, at which they were congratulated by and received many handsome presents from their friends. The disease which proved fatal was contracted by both on the same day.

Kitto, Jessie
Jessie Kitto – Bayfield Blade – October 3, 1913 – Married Fifty Years; Die Same Night – Pueblo. – After living together for over fifty years, death succeeded in separating Alfred Kitto and his wife by only three hours when both died from pneumonia. Last February the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, at which they were congratulated by and received many handsome presents from their friends. The disease which proved fatal was contracted by both on the same day. Note: The wife's first name was found in the records from Mountain View Cemetery where they are both buried.

Kitzman, Donald G.
Donald G. Kitzman - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2004 - Donald G. Kitzman, 70, passed away Sept. 8, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Rose Kitzman; and brother, Robert Kitzman. Don is survived by his three children, Donielle (Dan) Gonzales of Pueblo, Mark (Laurie) Daly of Denver, and Kurt (Ann) Daly of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two brothers, Kenneth (Lori) Kitzman of Grand Junction and Wesley (June) Kitzman of Pueblo; four grandchildren, Gavin, Zachary, Noah, Hannah, and one he never had the pleasure of meeting, Jennifer; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews and family members. Don also will be missed by the many friends he made along the way, some of whom knew him as "Nipper." Many heartfelt thanks go to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for all they have done and continue to do, as well as much love and appreciation for his two special guardian angels, Kathy and Dan Pacheco. He was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Kersey, Colo. After graduating high school, he spent his time working in the family's service station in Lakewood, Colo. He then joined the insulation trade for Local 28. Through his travels in the trade, he helped to craft the Alaskan Pipeline, Hoover Dam, Norad and our local Comanche Power Plant, to name a few. He served 35 years in the Insulators Union before contracting asbestoses of the lungs and retiring. He was a great friend, father, and brother who was perfectly flawed, but always had heart. Memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery. Friends and family will be welcomed at a celebration of his life immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice .

Kitzmiller, Edna G.
Edna G. Kitzmiller - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1999 - Edna G. Kitzmiller, age 87, of Lamar, Colo., died Dec. 16, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at the Lamar First Church of God. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday. Memorial contributions to charity of choice.

Kizzair, Ricky
Ricky Kizzair - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2005 - Ricky Kizzair, 47, passed away Dec. 24, 2005. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Stacy Kizzair; and many other family members and friends. God bless everyone. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, and funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Grand View Baptist Church, Beulah, Colo. Interment at Beulah Cemetery.

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