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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Kunelis, Mike
Mike Kunelis – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Mike Kunelis is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Mike Kunelis: Greek, age 24, single. 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.

Kunkel, J. R.
Julius Reinhold Kunkel - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1929 - Julius Reinhold Kunkel, age 61, died at his home 2401 Greenwood, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Kunkel had been ill since a week ago Monday. He came to Pueblo 35 years ago and for the past 30 years had been the director of the Pueblo Conservatory of Music. He was a member of the W. O. W. Camp No. 1, also a member of the Central Christian church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary L. Kunkel. Body is being cared for by the United Davis-Vories Co. The private funeral will be announced later. Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1929 - Julius Reinhold Kunkel age 61 years, died at 2401 Greenwood, May 26. Body at United Davis-Vories.

Kunkel, Mary
Mrs. Mary Kunkel - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1947 - Mrs. Mary Kunkel, at 305 Broadway, Monday, Feb. 3. Sister of Mrs. Anna Horeish of the family home; Mrs. Bert Reed, Bisbee , Ariz.; Norman L. Pomeroy, Nogales, Ariz. Aunt of Mrs. J. S. (Kathryn) Remple, Pueblo; Miss Lois Johnson, Bisbee, Ariz.; Donald Johnson, Alamosa, Colo.; Carl Johnson, Banana River, Fla.; Norman Pomeroy Jr. Bisbee, Ariz.; niece of Mrs. W. J. Charleton, Erin, Toronto, Canada and James Black, Alberta, Canada. Cousin of Mrs. Annie Black, Winnipeg, Canada and Anna Olmstead, Glendale, Calif. She was the owner and director of the Pueblo Conservatory of Music, member of the Central Christian Church; Colorado Federation of Music Teachers, and the Macabee society. Services 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial chapel. Rev. C. F. Stevens assisted by Rev. A. W. Luca of Colorado Springs, will officiate. To Roselawn.

Kuntz, Linda
Linda Kuntz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Linda Kuntz, 35, late of 1520 E. Ninth Street, died June 15, 1986. Mother of Jason Kuntz, Jennifer, and Lisa Lopez, all of Pueblo. A sister of Ben Tixier, Helen Trujillo, Patsy Siez, and Leonard Tixier. Evening service, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rivera Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rivera Chapel with the Rev. Galloway and the Rev. David Kimsey officiating. Interment, Roselawn. Family at home of sister, Helen Trujillo, 1518 E. Ninth Street.

Kuntz, Roger W.
Roger W. Kuntz - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1998 - Roger W. Kuntz passed away July 20, 1998, in Pueblo. Roger was born on Oct. 16, 1925, in Pueblo, to Charles and Jessie Farmer Kuntz. He was a 1943 graduate of Central High School and was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145. Mr. Kuntz served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. His survivors include his wife, Rosalie- his children, Charles Kuntz and Patricia Kuntz, all of Pueblo- a brother-in-law, Henry Bramall- and several cousins. He will lie in state from 1-6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 1998, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Patrick O. Hurley of the Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Kunze, John C.
John C. Kunze - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2005 - John C. Kunze, 59, passed away Jan. 21, 2005. Preceded in death by his daughter, Tricia; and mother, Letha. Survived by sons, Eric and Brad; father, Leslie; and sister, Julie. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kunze, Letha
Letha Kunze - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2003 - Letha Kunze, 85, passed away June 25, 2003. Survived by husband, Leslie R.; daughter, Julie A. Orecchio; and son, John C. Kunze. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Kunze, Patricia Carey
Patricia Carey Kunze - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 2002 - Age 33, known to her family and friends as Tricia, passed away Jan. 22, 2002. Tricia was born in Pueblo on March 11, 1968. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Tom Litton. Survived by her loving family: mother, Patty Litton Kunze; brothers, Eric Kunze (Denise), Trumansburg, N.Y., and Brad Kunze and Jon Baines. Also survived by her Nani, Berniece Litton; Aunt Claudia and Uncle Jon Zadra, Burke, Va.; cousins, Mike (Amy) Zadra, Seattle, Wash., Thom (Shelli) Zadra, New York, N.Y.; nephews, Chad and Caleb; and lifelong friends, Madelyn and Lynda Moore and Tracy Reynolds. Tricia will be missed by all of her loving relatives and friends. She will be best remembered for the joy she brought to the lives of others. She was a helpful friend to all. Fiesty and bubbly, she knew when to take charge to get things done. Tricia also loved her dogs, Barney and Nyak and was a strong supporter of the Animal Advocacy Volunteer Network. She was an accomplished craftswoman who was excellent at retail sales and was employed by PayLess Shoes for many years. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 2229 Court. They will receive friends at St. Mary Church Hall following the burial. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kupko, Patricia
Patricia Kupko - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2004 - Patricia Kupko, 78, passed away Dec. 20, 2004. She was born Aug. 10, 1926, to the union of Sam and Lucille Young. Patricia is preceded in death by her son, John Michael Kupko. Patricia was the loving wife of Lt. Col. John J. Kupko for 58 years; mother to Col. John Joseph (Diana) Kupko II M.D., John Anthony (Dorie) Kupko, Katheryn Lea (John) Gallina, Lt. Col. John Christopher (Vicki) Kupko. Affectionately known as “GrandPat,” she was the grandmother to Jodi, Beth, Shaun, John, Nathan, Amy, Megan, David, Nick, Dominic, Michealla, Sarah, Andrew and Caroline. Survived by her sister, Toni (Robert) Davidson; brothers, Sam (Doretha) Young and Burke (Pinky) Young; also survived by numerous other relatives. Patricia was a member of Holy Rosary Chapel, in Cascade, Colo. She was thoughtful, caring and used her creative and artistic gifts to draw, paint, sew, cook and decorate cakes, among other things. She also belonged to the Cascade Women's Club for many years. Rosary, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, with memorial Mass to follow; both at Holy Rosary Chapel, 4435 Holiday Trail, Cascade, Colo.

Kuretich, Louise E.
Louise E. Kuretich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1998 - Louise E. Kuretich, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 1, 1998. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Anton M. Kuretich. Also preceded in death by parents, two brothers, a sister and a son-in-law. She is survived by children, Mary Ellis, Canon City, Dorothy (Don) Pisarczyk, Betty Ann (Michael) Rhodes, Pueblo, and Anton J. (Rene) Kuretich, Littleton. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one brother, four sisters, two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Louise was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese and the UTU Ladies Auxiliary Lodge No. 431. Public visitation, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Recitation of the Rosary to follow visitation at 7 p.m., the Shrine of St. Therese. Funeral Mass, Thursday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.

Kurtin, Alfred F.
Alfred F. Kurtin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1998 - Alfred F. Kurtin, 91, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 25, 1998. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Kurtin- sister, Anna Kurtin and brother, Bernard Kurtin. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Roberta Byrnes and Gertrude Dennison- niece, Arlene (Ruben) Manzanares- great-niece, Raylene (Tony) Speechley- great-nephew, Robert Serena- great-great-nieces, Kathleen Matic and Rebecca Speechley- and great-great-nephews, Robert and Cameron Serena. Preceded in death by parents, Martin and Anna Kurtin- and sister, Rose Ismay. Mr. Kurtin was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He attended elementary school in New York and attended high school and college at Illinois Benedictine University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Master's Degree in Physics from the Catholic University of America in 1936. He moved to Colorado in 1940 and taught in the Valdez and Segunda school districts from 1941 until 1943. In 1944, he moved to Pueblo and worked for the CF&I for a year and in 1945 began teaching at Pueblo Junior College, which later became the University of Southern Colorado, for 24 years. In 1955 he became the school registrar and retired in 1969 as a professor emeritus. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel with interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery, Trinidad, Colo. In lieu of food, memorial contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Kurtin, Mary O.
Mary O. Kurtin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2001 - Mary O. Kurtin, age 83, born July 10, 1918, passed away Oct. 25, 2001. Mrs. Kurtin is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Kurtin; and parents, Robert and Lena Dennison. She is survived by her sisters, Roberta Byrnes and Gertrude Dennison; niece, Arlene (Ruben) Manzanares; great-niece, Raylene (Anthony) Speechley; great-nephew, Robert Serena and friend Theresa Anton. Also survived by great-great nieces and nephews, Kathleen Matic, Robert Serena, Cameron Serena, Rebecca and David Speechley; longtime friends, Berniece Litton, Gerry Maude and their families. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She loved to sew and care for her nieces and nephews. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Trinidad Masonic Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund in her name. The family of Mary O. Kurtin would like to express their thanks and appreciation to all those who supported the family during our recent loss. Special thanks to Rev. Pat Hurley, Dr. C. Smith, Dr. J. Sbarbaro and Dr. S. Rawat, the staff at St. Mary-Corwin hospital, 2200 and 2400, and the IHS Staff, Wings A and B and friends for their care and concern.

Kurtz, Diane Lynn
Diane Lynn Kurtz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2004 - Diane Lynn Kurtz, 58, passed away Nov. 29, 2004. Survived by her husband of 33 years, William "Bill" Kurtz; children, Jayson (Glenda) Kurtz and Christi (Jessie) Villarreal; grandchild, Gabrielle Kurtz, all of Pueblo; and brother, Danny Huskin of Wetmore, Colo. Diane was born to James and Betty Huskin, in Pueblo on Nov. 13, 1946. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Kurtz, George G.
George G. Kurtz - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 1986 - George G. Kurtz passed away unexpectedly March 20, 1986. Father of Carl Kurtz, Dallas, Texas; brother of Mrs. Emma Bamber and William Kurtz, Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Veteran of World War II. He was born on May 16, 1910, in Pueblo and had been a truck driver for Walters Brewery, Gilmore Trucking, and Ross Trucking. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Rouch Chapel, with Karl Youtsey officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Kurtz, George W. Jr.
George W. Kurtz Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2005 - George W. Kurtz Jr., 81, passed away in Pueblo on July 20, 2005. Survived by his wife, Peggy Kurtz, of the family home; children, Mary Anne (Bob) Brazil of Pueblo, John (Janet) Kurtz of Lakewood, Barbara (Jack) Henderson of Pueblo, Jim (Susie) Kurtz of Arvada, Jeff (Mona) Kurtz of Pueblo and Mike (Christi) Kurtz of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, George W. Kurtz, III. Born Feb. 23, 1924, to George and Fanny Kurtz in Salida, Colo. George worked for 44 years as a conductor for the D&RGW Railroad. He was a life member of the United Transportation Union, 50-year member of B.P.O. Elks No. 808, and a member of Kiwanis Club. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005, at Christ The King Catholic Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, Pueblo, with the Rev. Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Salida, Colo. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo.

Kurtz, Lela M.
Lela M. Kurtz - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2000 - Lela M. Kurtz, 89, of Rochester, Minn., former La Junta resident, died Aug. 26 in Rochester. Memorial service, Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, 2 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in La Junta with Pastor Skip Ehrlich officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, or to the Colorado Boys Ranch direct or through the funeral home.

Kurtz, Peggy J.
Peggy J. Kurtz - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2006 - Peggy J. Kurtz, 80, passed away on June 19, 2006. Survived by her children, Mary Anne (Robert) Brazil of Pueblo, John (Janet) Kurtz of Denver, Barbara Jane (Jack) Henderson of Pueblo, Jim (Susan) Kurtz of Denver, Jeff (Mona) Kurtz of Pueblo, Mike (Christi) Kurtz of Pueblo; brother, Pat Finlay of Petaluma, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, George W. Kurtz Jr.; son, George W. Kurtz III; sister, Jane Wyman; and parents. Peggy was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Salida, Colo., to Gilbert and Edna Finlay. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, the Church Woman's Society, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Assistance League of Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2006, Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Drive, with the Rev. Father Tom Adrians as celebrant. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. Friday, Fairview Cemetery, Salida, Colo. Services under the direction of Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida. In lieu of flowers and food, those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO, 81005.

Kurtz, Richard Sr.
Richard Kurtz Sr. - Huerfano World - October 31, 1991 - A memorial service for Richard Kurtz Sr. of Newberry Park, CA, was Tuesday in Westlake Village, CA. Mr. Kurtz, who died Saturday, Oct. 26, 1991, of a heart attack at his home, was cremated. Mr. Kurtz, 60, was employed by GTE in the Budget department. Prior to moving to California in 1985, he was a senior vice-president of First National Bank in Walsenburg for several years, coming here from Leadville and Omaha, NE. He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Colnar, Newberry Park; a son Richard Jr., Boethel, WA; a daughter, Colleen, Estes Park, a niece, Mary Jo Mauro, Pueblo and other relatives. Mrs. Kurtz address is 42 South Ellis Place, Newberry Park, CA, 91302.

Kurtz, William F.
William F. Kurtz - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2003 - William F. Kurtz, 101, passed away Oct. 18, 2003. Survived by his son, Bill (Diane) Kurtz; grandchildren, Jayson (Glenda) Kurtz and Christi (Jesse) Villarreal; and one great-grandchild, all of Pueblo. William was born Dec. 7, 1901, in Pueblo and retired from Valley Packing Company as a butcher. He enjoyed riding and training horses. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. He will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. Monday; and from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Kus, Cynthia Ann
Cynthia Ann Kus - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2004 - Cynthia Ann Kus, 49, departed this life on July 3, 2004 in San Antonio Texas. She was born in Albuquerque N.M. on December 25, 1954 to Maria and Adolph Trujillo. Preceded in death by Father, Adolph Trujillo. Survived by her mother, Maria Rose Trujillo; one brother; three sisters; one daughter; one son; numerous nieces and nephews; 5 grandchildren and her companion Joseph Sitterly, all of Texas. Also survived by her daughters Casandra Kus and Cynthia (Saul) Mendoza; grandchildren, Elijah Kus, Corey Aragon, Nicole Mendoza, Bianca Sandoval, Gabriella Sandoval, all of Pueblo. Also by extended family, Carol Piserchio and family, also long time friend Clarence Dechant of Kansas. Memorial was held in San Antonio Texas. Cremation has taken place. Family in Pueblo may be reached at 719-5450839, 2304 E. Orman.

Kusaka, Maida M.
Maida M. Kusaka - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1998 - Maida M. Kusaka, 71, passed away Nov. 29, 1998. Memorial services, 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Episcopal Church. A private family interment will be held at the Hasty Cemetery.

Kushnir, Mary C.
Mary C. Kushnir - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2005 - Mary C. Kushnir, 97, passed away Sept. 23, 2005, in Pueblo. Services in Denver.

Kusmeroski, Jennie
Jennie (Aunt Jennie) Kusmeroski - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2000 - Jennie (Aunt Jennie) Kusmeroski, born Oct. 12,1910, to Matt and Mary Kusmeroski, in Pueblo, Colo. Predeceased by parents; brother, Edward; and sister, Helen (Steve) Swath. Survived by sister, Genevieve; and very special brother-in-law, Fred Runyan; beloved aunt of nephews, Ronald (Rosemary), Bruce (Lisa) Runyan and Stephen Swath; niece, Marianne (Lloyd) Kollasch; great-nieces, Laura (Mike) Cernac, Emily Runyan, Peggy Lynn (Mark) Moreno, Patty (Dave) Helgeland, Kristen (Pat) Flaharty; great-nephews, Stephen (Andrea) Kollasch, Mike (Kerri), Edward and Jeffrey Runyan; and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews. Jennie was stricken at age 8 with a debilitating, painful illness that left her wheelchair-handicapped for life, but mentally and spiritually imbued with an unequaled love of people and life. She loved to knit, sew, crochet and do anything involved with children. Jennie mended hose during World War II when nylons were scarce and also had a stamp exchange business in her home. She volunteered for the Easter Seal Society, worked as an election judge, was a member of the Society for the Blind, and a special person to everyone she met. She was grateful to Dr. David Boyer, now deceased, who alleviated her illness in 1946 when penicillin was discovered. Because Jennie endured enormous pain in her childhood and she loved children, please make any donations in her memory to Dream Weavers, P.O. Box 212, Pueblo, Colo., 81002. Visitation, Tuesday, noon until 8 p.m. and funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church.

Kusubara, K.
K. Kusubara - Basalt Journal - April 6, 1907 - E. Haraguchi and K. Kusubara, Japanese miners, while at work in the Green Canon coal mine, four miles west of Aguilar, were buried and almost instantly killed by a fall of rock. The supporting timbers were not strong enough to hold up the roof.

Kuta, Walter E.
Walter E. Kuta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1997 - Walter E. Kuta, born Dec. 9, 1923, passed away Sept. 8, 1997. Survived by his wife, Helen Kuta, of the family home- daughters, Wilma Kuta and Kathryn (Paul) Novy, both of Pueblo. Grandfather of Kathleen Bishop, Rifle, Colo., and Kent Bishop, Pueblo. Also survived by sisters, Josephine Roberts, Lubbock, Texas, and Alma Haines, New Mexico, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kuta worked as a foreman in the blast furnace for the CF&I Steel Corporation, retiring in 1976. Mr. Kuta was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 31, AF&AM, 32nd Degree Scottish Rites and a lifetime member of Pueblo Elks No. 90. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Thursday, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to the Minnequa Medicenter in care of the funeral home office.

Kutchar, John
John Kutchar - Pueblo Chieftain - May 1, 1987 - John Kutchar passed away April 28, 1987, at Veterans' Hospital, Denver. Born July 18, 1910, in Rugby, Colo. Survived by brother, Andrew Kutchar; sisters, Rose White, Mary Cottrell, Elsie Dreesen, Aleen Zupancic. Services, 2:30 p.m. May 4, 1987, at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Kutzler, Charles E.
Charles E. Kutzler - Rocky Mountain News - September 12, 1993 - Charles E. Kutzler, 71, of Denver died Sept. 1 at home. Services were private. Mr. Kutzler was born June 26, 1922, in Walsenburg. He was a financial adviser with Mountain Bell Telephone Co. for 35 years. Mr. Kutzler served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and as an officer in the Air Force during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mari; four daughters, Jana Schnoor of Altoona, Iowa, Karen Munninghoff of Virginia, Sharlene Hume of Littleton and Shelley Mason of California; two sons, C. Edward of Atlanta and Kenrick of Santa Clara, Calif.; two sisters, Hazel Foster of Pueblo and Julia Peterson of Aurora; one brother, Frank of Fort Worth, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Kutzler, Virginia L.
Virginia L. Kutzler - Pueblo Chieftain - August 2, 2006 - Virginia L. Kutzler, 80, passed away July 31, 2006. Survived by her son, Frank (Sherrie) Kutzler of Fridley, Minn.; siblings, Viola Scoles of Pueblo, Alberta Reese of Simla, Colo., and Bertha (Bill) Burnham of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Evan Kutzler, Erin Henderson and Kyle Henderson; numerous nieces and nephews including, Thomas Hinkle, Casey Scoles, Sherry Carrington and Samuel Kirsch. Preceded in death by her husband, John Kutzler. Virginia was born to Albert and Laura Nemier on June 14, 1926, in Pueblo. She was a bookkeeper for Martin Music and volunteered for SRDA and Meals on Wheels. Member of First Church of the Nazarene. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2006, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford, with Pastor Mark Troyer officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to American Diabetes Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Kuyat, Maria Magdalena
Maria Magdalena Baker Kuyat - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2001 - Maria Magdalena Baker Kuyat, 49, departed this life Nov. 9, 2001, at Parkview Hospital. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Kuyat was born Sept. 8, 1952. In high school, she was a cheerleader. She also sang and was very fond of country western music by Patsy Cline, Mary Robbins and Loretta Lynn. She also liked to collect knickknacks and had a wonderful collection of elephants. She was very caring for her family and friends and always but always would like a good story or joke. Preceded in death by her parents, Anselmo and Aurelia (Baca) Casaus; first husband, Billy J. Baker, Aug. 28, 1983; two brothers, Victor “Riggie” Casaus and Frankie Casaus; a sister, Yolanda Gonzales; and son, Frankie “Buddy” Baker, Dec. 24, 2000. She leaves to cherish her memory beloved husband, Robert J. Kuyat; children, Billy A. (Lisa) Baker and Crystal Lynn Baker; siblings, Edward (Annie) Casaus, Ruben Casaus, Anselmo “Sambo” (Pearl) Casaus, Victoria (Ricardo) Palomar, Marty Casaus and Antonio Casaus; four grandchildren, Richard Baker, Travis Baker, Vanessa Baker and Billy Baker Jr.; her little Chihuahua dog, “Elway;” and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Both services, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. Interment beside her beloved son, Buddy Baker, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at Centennial Bank of Blende.

Kuyat, Robert Joseph
Robert "Bob" Joseph Kuyat - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 2006 - Robert "Bob" Joseph Kuyat, 71, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2006. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after service.

Kuykendall, Amelia E.
Amelia E. Kuykendall - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1986 - Amelia E. Kuykendall of 2515 Pitman Place, Jan. 25, 1986. Mother of Alan Kuykendall, Pueblo; Arlene Grosch, Unidilla, Neb., and Annette Boyd, Denver. Sister of Vernon L. Blackburn; Seattle, Wash, and grandmother of Lara E. Kuykendall; Lee and Julie Grosch; Virginia Keller and Jamie Jacobs. Survived also by two great-grandchildren. Service, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by Pastor Wayne R. Ward. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Kuykendall, Mary Frances
Mary Frances Kuykendall - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2003 - Mary Frances Kuykendall. While sleeping peacefully in her home Wednesday evening, Mary Frances Kuykendall was called to Heaven by her sweet Jesus. She was preceded in death by husband, Leonard; father, W.E. Vail; and mother, Rosanna Vail. She is survived by daughters, Sally Jane Ferguson, Carolyn Joy (Steve) Collette; granddaughters, Tammy Lynn Harrell, Debra Ann Collette; grandsons, Davey (Lyza) Stewart, Stevie Joe (Pam) Collette; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; special friend, John Mulay; sister, Rosalie Ross. She loved crafts, dancing and going to Cripple Creek. At Mary's request, no viewing. Cremation with graveside services, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, Mountain View Cemetery.

Kuykendall, Ted
Ted Kuykendall – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – March 22, 1920 – Boy Beaten to Death by His School Mates – Pueblo, March 17. – Dr. Luke McLean, county coroner, has summoned a jury of six men to inquire into the death of Ted Kuykendall, age 8 years; who is alleged to have been so severely injured from blows and kicks delivered from school mates that he died. The jury met today and will get into the active investigation tomorrow afternoon when a dozen or more witnesses will be examined. A signed statement by the lad while on his death bed gives the information that some of his school mates attacked him after school and while some held him others kicked and trampled upon him. The names of the boys who are alleged to have made the attack were included in the statement which was witnessed by a trained nurse, Mrs. Mattie Hart, and the Rev. F. W. Beach, of the Broadway Christian church. The attack took place March 4. The boy died Monday morning.

Kyffin, Elwyn L.
Elwyn L. Kyffin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1999 - Elwyn L. Kyffin, 80, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Jan. 12, 1999. Mr. Kyffin was a retired employee of the Pueblo Army Depot. He served in the U.S. Navy prior to and during World War II. Elwyn was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church since 1946 where he had served as a deacon, financial secretary and Sunday school teacher. Preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Ann Kyffin and parents, Llewellyn and Ellen Kyffin. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gladys- children, Butch (Pat) Kyffin, John (Judy) Kyffin and Kathy (Stan) Schleifer- sister, Alma Howen- eight grandchildren- and a niece and nephew. Visitation at the funeral home from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. today at Park Hill Baptist Church with interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorials may be made to Park Hill Baptist Missionary Fund, 1302 E. Fifth St., Pueblo, Colo., in memory of Mr. Kyffin.

Kyle, Dale Alan
Dale Alan Kyle - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 1998 - Dale Alan Kyle, 35, was taken from our lives on June 5, 1998. Survived by his parents, Alan W. and Glenna L. Kyle of Pueblo- sister, Dyanne L. (Ned Sutton) Lacey of Pueblo West- nephews, Kyle M. and Koltyn J. Lacey of Pueblo West- and grandparents, John L. and Edyth L. Prince of Pueblo and Willard A. Kyle of Pueblo. Also survived by his aunts and uncles, Joyce E. (Pete) Giadone of Pueblo, Cindy L. (Ken) Hoeye of Minnesota and Donald L. (Kelly) Kyle of Beulah, Colo.- numerous cousins, including Rick (Beverly) Giadone and Jessica, all of Washington, Pete (Kelli) Giadone Jr., Kayleigh, Christopher and Jordon, Candi and Holly Hoeye of Minnesota, Barry G. Drew, Skylar, Brittany, Gannon and Koehn of Beulah- and lifetime friends, Mark Forsythe of Georgia and Wilma Swartz of Texas. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Kathryn Simms on Aug. 4, 1976- cousin, Laurie L. Giadone on Sept. 20, 1996- and lifetime friend, Harold Lopez. Born April 22, 1963, in Pueblo, Colo. Immediately after graduating from Pueblo County High in 1981, Dale entered the U.S. Army where he was a Crew Chief on a helicopter team. He was a self-employed contractor and was good at everything he did. Dale loved the outdoors. He felt more at home in the mountains than anywhere else. He was an avid outdoorsman and big game hunter. He was a life member of the NRA. Dale was an MVP of the Soaring Darts League. He loved to play baseball and recently found snow skiing to be a favorite sport. To his nephew, Kyle, he was the best uncle ever. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Jon Winans officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a trust fund set up for his nephews, Kyle and Koltyn Lacey in Dyanne Lacey's name through the funeral home office.

Kyle, Robert L.
Robert L. Kyle - Pueblo Chieftain - March 8, 1987 - Robert L. Kyle, late of Pueblo, died March 7, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by daughter, Marilyn (Don) Geary of Pueblo; son, Robert E. (Cathy) Kyle of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Margaret Pitman; brother, Willard Kyle; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Owner of Kyle Electric, which was founded in 1903. Preceded in death by wife, Emma Jean, in 1976; and brother, Bill Kyle. At his request, cremation. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Monday, Liberty Baptist Church, with Pastor William Waye officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church in his name.

Kyle, Willard A.
Willard A. Kyle - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2000 - Willard A. Kyle, passed away June 16, 2000, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo. Willard was a part of R.B. Kyle Electric for many years, along with members of the Kyle family until the business was sold. He retired from Martin Music after 25 years of service selling appliances. At Martin Music he made many friends and enjoyed working with people. He continued to enjoy the relationships he made there long after he retired. Willard was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting antelope, elk, deer, and geese with his family. He looked forward to fishing trips each year with family and friends. Willard is preceded in death by his parents, R.B. Kyle in 1960 and Eulalia B. Kyle in 1941; his brothers, William Kyle and Robert Kyle; his sister, Margaret Pitman; and his beloved grandson, Dale A. Kyle in 1998. He is survived by his sons, Alan (Glenna) Kyle of Pueblo, Don (Kelly) Kyle of Beulah, Colo., and daughter, Cindy (nee Kyle) (Kenneth) Hoeye of Farmington, Minn.; grandchildren, Dyanne (nee Kyle) (Ned) Sutton of Pueblo West, Colo., Skyler Long of Pueblo, Brittney Long, Gannon and Kohen Kyle, all of Beulah, Candace Hoeye and Holly Hoeye, both of Farmington, Minn. Willard is also survived by two great-grandsons, Kyle and Koltyn Lacey, both of Pueblo West. Per Willard's request, there will be no visitation. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Roselawn Cemetery with Rev. Jon Winans officiating. Friends and relatives will be received at the home of Alan and Glenna Kyle, 30731 Gale Road, following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NRA-ILA through the funeral home.

Kyle, Zelma M.
Zelma M. Kyle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1987 - Zelma M. Kyle, Pueblo resident since 1944, passed away Sept. 29, 1987. Mrs. Kyle was preceded in death in 1953 by her husband, Frank Kyle. Survivors include her daughter, Neva Roach of Pueblo, and one grandson, Frank Roach, also of Pueblo. Cremation. Private interment service. The family may be contacted at 3116 N. Elizabeth, space No. 40.

Kyllonen, Susanne J.
Susanne J. Kyllonen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1998 - Susanne J. Kyllonen passed away Oct. 27, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born July 4, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1982. Susanne was employed as a bookkeeper for many years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Viljo W. Kyllonen in 1970. Her survivors include her son, David Kyllonen of Pueblo West- and one sister, Mary Jordan of New Hampshire. No viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Kyte, Ruby Alda
Ruby Alda Kyte - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2003 - Ruby Alda Kyte, 84, passed away Sept. 25, 2003. Survived by her son, Gary T. (Carol) Kyte, of Beulah; daughter, Brenda Jane (Barry) Loos, of Independence, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Rowe, of Denver, Bernes Gourley, of Colorado Springs and Jane Stout, of Craig; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Tyler Utterback Kyte, who was born in Carter County, Tenn.; parents, Charles and Hallie Rasar; daughter, Lynda Kay Kyte; son, Charles Robert Kyte; and two sisters, Trumph and Margaret. Ruby was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Lamar. She attended USC (Pueblo), receiving a bachelor of science degree and worked as a psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital. Ruby was an artist and seamstress and enjoyed reading and playing the piano. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Those who desire may make memorials in Ruby's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund through the funeral home.

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