The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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La Rue, Anna
Anna La Rue – Bayfield Blade – September 15, 1916 – Woman Steps from Auto; Breaks Neck – Pueblo – Mrs. Anna La Rue, 47, of Missouri, stepped out of an automobile to recover her hat, which had blown off, slipped and fell. The fall broke her neck and she died instantly.

Labadie, Carl G.
Carl Gregory Labadie - Huerfano World - July 14, 1994 - Carl "Rod" Gregory Labadie, 50, of Navajo, died Sunday, July 10, 1994, at his home of an apparent heart attack. Born in Quebec, Canada, May 13, 1944, to Pierre and Perrette Martin Labadie, in later years his family moved to Florida where he was raised and attended school. On Dec. 5, 1964, he married Carol "Sunny" Skeen. They moved to Walsenburg a few years ago and Mr. Labadie worked for Zorc Home Improvement in Walsenburg for the past three years. Mr. Labadie is survived by his wife, Sunny, Navajo; two sons, Greg and Jason, Fort Lauderdale, FL; a brother, Paul Labadie of Virginia and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 17 in the Huerfano Medical Center Chapel.

Labbe, Manuel Simon
Manuel Simon "Lave'" Labbe - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2005 - Manuel Simon "Lave'" Labbe. Oct. 22, 1931 to Jan. 11, 2005. Loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to everyone who was fortunate enough to cross his path in the last 74 years. A lifelong Coloradoan, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gloria; his four children, Lisa, Margaret, Manuel (Beverly), and Ruth (Tim); and his eight grandchildren. He served honorably in the Korean War from 1951-53, and retired from King Soopers. A memorial service will be held at Romero's Funeral Home in Pueblo, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, with military honors performed by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. His unconditional love will live in our memories forever.

LaBonte, Eugene G.
Eugene G. LaBonte - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 1999 - Eugene G. LaBonte of Canon City. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at the Holt Chapel of the Garden. Interment later in the week at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield, Mass. Local cremation through Holt Family Funeral Home.

Labout, Mary Aletha
Mary Aletha (Duckworth) Labout - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2000 - Mary Aletha (Duckworth) Labout, 96, Orlando (Longwood), Fla., formerly of Manzanola, Colo., died July 29, 2000. She was born July 12, 1904, in St. Joseph, Mo. In 1949 she married John J. Labout and was a homemaker. Her hobbies included painting, crocheting, knitting and taking care of children. Survived by daughter, Straucie Rae Recker, Longwood, Fla.; sons, Steven M. Labout, St. Louis, Mo., and Michael K. Labout, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sister, Straucie Duncan, Brighton, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband. Service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, Highland Memorial Gardens, Forest City, Fla. Burial, Highland Memorial Gardens.

Lacey, Lucille J.
Lucille J. Lacey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2001 - Lucille J. Lacey passed away Nov. 15, 2001. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. Lacey; and a son, Robert Dee Lacey. She is survived by her son, Ron Lacey; and two grandsons. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Hillcrest Section.

LaChapelle, Lorraine Sue
Lorraine Sue LaChapelle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2001 - Lorraine Sue LaChapelle, 43, departed this life unexpectedly Dec. 1, 2001. A lifetime Puebloan, she was born March 20, 1958, and was a day-care provider. Lorraine enjoyed family gatherings and cooking for her grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory two loving daughters, Sarah (Art Gallegos) Pena and Jerri Lee Pena; five wonderful grandchildren, Jazmin, Janyessa, Jeremian, Chaz and Janya Lorraina Pena; siblings, Joe (Frances) Santos, Vicky (Leo) Sandoval, Darlene (Dan) Jaramillo, Mike (Elaine) Santos, David (Lucy) Santos, Alex (Rose) Pena, Virginia (Carlos) Gonzalez, her twin brother, Lawrence Pena, Carol (Phil) Quintana, Rosalie (Joe) Aragon and Robert Pena; father of her children, Jerry Lee Vigil; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, C.M., celebrant. At her request, cremation. Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, Alex G. and Sarah (Nava) Pena; and a sister, Mary Lou Santos. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made at any branch of Security Service Credit Union. Family will receive friends at 1100 E. Orman Ave.

Lackey, Ada Ruth
Ada Ruth Lackey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1999 - Ada Ruth Lackey of Grand Junction, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Grand Junction Care Center at the age of 82. Ruth was born June 27, 1916, to Mike and Ada Cosgrove in Philadelphia, Miss. After graduating from nursing school she married Joe Lackey in Batesville, Kan., on June 3, 1943. Ruth retired from Emery John Brady Hospital in Colorado Springs in June 1981. She has been a resident of Grand Junction since 1995. Ruth was best known for her fine sewing, cooking and gardening abilities. Survivors include a daughter, Kathryn Lamphere of Cheney, Wash. - a son, Danny of Costa Mesa, Calif. - twins, Patrick and Patricia of Grand Junction- and a daughter, Cecilia Nelson of Denver. Other survivors include six grandchildren- three great-grandchildren- and a niece, Evelyn McCann of Florence, Colo. Her husband, parents, two sisters and a brother have preceded her in death. Funeral service will be held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, 3:30 p.m. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lackner, Helen Elaine
Helen Elaine "Slats" Lackner - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 11, 2002 - Helen Elaine "Slats" Lackner, born February 20, 1927 in Paonia, Colorado. Helen was a graduate of Paonia High School. On November 21, 1947 she fell in love and married Tony R. Lackner. They moved to Pueblo, Colorado in 1951 where they had two sons, Randy and Robert. In 1964 they moved to Colorado Springs where both Tony and Slats worked for and retired from Mountain Bell Telephone Company. Tony passed away in 1980 and Slats continued living in Colorado Springs until 1999 when she moved to Phoenix, Arizona to be close to family. Slats passed away June 8, 2002, surrounded by the people she loved and those who loved her. She is survived by her sons; Robert A. Lackner and his wife, Laura, Randy C. Lackner and his wife, Judy, as well as five grandchildren; David, Samantha, Tony, Kristen and Gilbert. She will be missed more than words can say. There was no kinder, sweeter soul. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, from 5:00 -8:00 PM at Swan Law Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 14, 11:00 AM, at Swan Law Cascade Chapel with the interment to follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. A reception will be held at 3:00 PM at the Radisson Inn, 8110 N. Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs.

LaCost, Freda
Freda LaCost - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1999 - Freda LaCost, 80, longtime Wiley resident, passed away Nov. 4, 1999. Closed casket funeral services, 10 a.m. Monday, at the Wiley Church of the Brethren. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. In honoring Mrs. LaCost's wishes there will be no public viewing.

LaCost, Lester E.
Lester E. LaCost - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1998 - Lester E. LaCost, 79, Wiley resident, passed away on May 31, 1998. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wiley Church of the Brethren. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Visitation, today until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

LaCost, Mabel F.
Mabel F. LaCost - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1986 - Mabel F. LaCost, 58, formerly of Wiley, died Dec. 1, 1986, in Beaver, Okla. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Wiley Church of the Brethren. Burial, Wiley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Valley Memorial Funeral Home, Lamar.

LaCroix, Jose
Jose LaCroix - 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: Jose LaCroix 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 Jose LaCroix as a Mexican, age 40, and married with six surviving children. He was working as a driver 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:

LaCroix, Sam
Sam LaCroix - 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: Sam LaCroix 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 Sam LaCroix as a Mexican, age 15, and single. He was working as a "trapper" 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:

LaCrue, Catherine
Catherine LaCrue - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 2000 - Catherine LaCrue, 65, of Pueblo, passed away on August 18, 2000, in Pueblo. Mrs. LaCrue was born on May 29, 1935, at Trinidad, Colo., to Joe and Corrine Garcia Marez, both parents are deceased. She is survived by her three daughters, Sally, Sara and Frances LaCrue, all of Pueblo; four sisters, Bonita Lucero, Vera Nieto, and Barbara Cogley, all of Pueblo and Violet Mendoza of Montana; two brothers, Richard Marez of Pueblo and Fred Marez of California; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by brothers, Pete, Joe, Tito, and Orie; and sister Dee. Mrs. LaCrue was a homemaker; she loved to crochet and going to bingo every Friday. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Memorial rosary at 7 p.m., today and a memorial Mass at 10 a.m., Monday, August 21, 2000, both services at Holy Family Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at 820 E. Fifth St., Pueblo. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the people at the Dialysis Center and to Valerie Martinez, her home care provider. Services by: Holt Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 806 Macon, Canon City, CO 81212 719 275-4113

LaCrue, Joe
Joe LaCrue - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2001 - Joe LaCrue, age 92, well-known civic and community leader, passed away Sept. 3, 2001, at Mount San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colo. He was born in Segundo, Colo., on March 31, 1909, to Jose M. LaCrue and Romanita Munis LaCrue. He attended Las Animas County public schools as a youth and successfully completed his general equivalency diploma in the early 1950s at Trinidad State Junior College. An area resident all his life, Joe worked for several years in the Delagua coal mine. Among his many civic leadership roles, he accomplished the following: elected as state representative in 1936, 1938 and 1942; served as city fireman in 1941-1944; elected county commissioner in 1944-1947; served as deputy sheriff for Las Animas County for two years; again elected county commissioner from 1948-1953; served as clerk of the county court form 1953-1961; and appointed executive director for Huerfano and Las Animas counties Community Action Agency, Inc., in 1966, retiring in 1974. He later served as a volunteer for the P.L.S. Program to assist in serving the area's senior citizen population. He was also a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as financial secretary for more than 40 years. He was a member and held offices for over 50 years for the fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a lector for many years and lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. He was a member of the Senior Citizen Center until his illness confined him to home. Preceding him in death are parents, Jose M. LaCrue and Romanita Munis LaCrue; father- and mother-in-law, John B. Bonacquista and Rose Gagliardi Bonacquista; brothers, Samuel LaCrue, Joe E. (Mary) LaCrue, Frank (Rose) LaCrue; sisters, Emelia (Emilio) Romero, Ruby (Celedon) Vigil and Mary (Ezekial) Tapia. Joe LaCrue was united in marriage to Edith Bonacquista in 1934 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, Colo., and is survived by his wife, having celebrated nearly 67 years of marriage. He is also survived by son, Donald (Rose Marie) LaCrue, La Junta, Colo.; daughter, Barbara (Howard) Buckle, Trinidad; daughter, Dorothy (Emelio) Mattorano, Plano, Texas; and son, Michael (Avis) LaCrue, Trinidad. Grandchildren include Kim (Dan) Ruscetti, Trinidad, Toni (Gerald) Maniscalco, Trinidad, Brian (Nancy) Mattorano, Chicago, Ill., Adina LaCrue, Denver, Joseph M. LaCrue, North Kansas City, Mo., Debi Buckle, Trinidad, Luke (Corrie) Mattorano, Dallas, Texas, Michelle (Robert L. Fabec) LaCrue, Trinidad, Amy (James Sawaya) LaCrue, Denver, and Daniel (Desi Choate) LaCrue, Denver. Great-grandchildren include Candis and Colton Ruscetti and Brandi and Tyler Maniscalco, all of Trinidad. He is also survived by many other family members, including brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Holy Trinity Church with funeral Mass celebrated by Rev. Gene Renard. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1072. Active pallbearers are Brian Mattorano, Joseph LaCrue, Luke Mattorano, Daniel LaCrue, Daniel Ruscetti, Gerald Maniscalco and Robert L. Fabec. The family may be contacted at 1115 San Pedro, Trinidad, Colo. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

LaCrue, Robert L.
Robert L. LaCrue - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2006 - Robert L. LaCrue, 63, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 10, 2006. Preceded in death by his father, Christopher; brothers, Joe F. and Chris (Junie) LaCrue; and sister, Priscilla Borrego. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Alice LaCrue; son, Bobby (Jackie Vigil) LaCrue; mother, Delfinia LaCrue; sisters, Frances (Angelo) Lopez, Christina (Leroy) Vigil and Leola (Joe) Saiz; brother-in-law, Joe Bermudez; grandchildren, Christopher and Dylan LaCrue; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Robert proudly served in the Navy during the Vietnam Era. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. Reception to follow at Romero's hall. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lacy, Isaac W.
Isaac W. Lacy - Dolores News - May 21, 1881 - Murder Most Foul! - I. W. Lacy Killed By One of His Employees - Suspicions that "Big Dan" Newland was Not the Only Man Who Helped Do the Deed - The news came to Rico last Sunday that Isaac W. Lacy, the well-known cattle man had been killed by one Dan Howland, commonly known as "Big Dan." As Mr. Lacy has a large number of acquaintances in this section (and in every acquaintance he counts a friend) the news was received with bitter regret. It is even now difficult to ascertain in just what manner the shooting was done, as there are several versions of the sad affair in circulation. The first one is the one which was printed in the Durango Record, which we reprint here: "Big Dan and Mr. Lacy were together, at Lacy's slaughter house near the Fort, in company with Tom Nance and a butcher. Howland told Lacy that he wanted ten dollars. Lacy answered that he did not have any money for him. The request and reply were repeated two or three times, when Howland remarked that if he didn't give him the money he would give Lacy something worse. Being once more refused, he drew his revolver and shot Lacy twice in the breast. Howland mounted a pony which was at hand, and decamped on the road in the rear of the Fort, leading to Parrott City. Nance immediately mounted Lacy's horse and rode to the Fort for a physician, who in turn rode the horse back to the slaughter house only to find Lacy dead." The next report was that J. F. Bond, the saddler, had sent $10 to Howland by Lacy, and that as Howland owed Lacy $10, he told Howland he would keep that and their account would be square. Howland told Lacy that he thought that he ought to have the ten dollars and that Lacy went outside, where he had a Winchester rifle and that he cocked it and was waiting for Howland to come out; that Howland saw Lacy through the window and reaching around the door fired two shots with his pistol, without exposing his body and that Lacy was killed instantly. These are two of the versions, which embody all of the ideas advanced. Each of these theories have their supporters. It is also stated that parties now living in Trinidad or vicinity hired this Howland to come to this country and kill Lacy and the conspiracy terminated as desired by them. However this may be, we think it would be well to look upon the testimony given before the coroner's jury as suspicious, to say the least. It is a very fine thing to murder a man, lay a cocked Winchester down by the side of the dead body and swear that he was trying to use the weapon with murderous intent. When we take into account the known character of one of the witnesses, whose name was mentioned before, and who has managed to be on hand at a great many shooting scrapes in La Plata county within the past year, we think it safe to say that his testimony should be taken far below par. Couple these statements with the fact that Lacy was a brother-in-law of Ike Stockton, and it does not seem at all improbable that there are circumstances in the case which will never come to light. We have known of Mr. Lacy for some years and he has ever been a gentleman of honor in his business transactions, sociable and pleasant in companionship and a liberal and enterprising citizen. Mr. Lacy was a Kentuckian by birth, although at an early age he removed to Texas and has been engaged in the cattle business in that State, New Mexico and Colorado for many years, and was possessed of all those qualities of frontier manliness for which cow-men of the old-time days are so noted. He was formerly a member of the firm of Coleman & Lacy, on the Dry Cimarron, but when they dissolved partnership in the fall of 1878, Mr. Lacy moved many of his cattle to La Plata county, this state, and associated himself with Geo. W. Thompson, of Trinidad. His home is in Colfax county N. M. where his family still are, with the exception of two daughters, who are going to school in Trinidad. A squad of twenty men were started in pursuit of the murderer about twenty minutes after Howland started, but failed to capture him. Hand-bills were out in a short time offering $2000 reward for the murderer, signed by Mrs. Lacy. It is reported that Henry Goodman, who was Lacy's foreman, has started out after him and the chances are that he will be captured. Lacy was a very wealthy man, having large numbers of cattle on various ranges. The murder was committed at about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon of Thursday, the 12th inst. at Lacy's slaughter house, a few miles out from Durango, and the body was brought into Animas City at a late hour that night. Col. Gash, who was on his way from Trinidad to Rico, took charge of the body of his dead friend and started with it for Trinidad. Dolores News - May 28, 1881 - Damning Evidence! Startling Statements! Concerning the Foul Murder of Lacy Because He Was Ike Stockton's Friend - A Full, Fearless and Complete Account of How Matters Stand in the Lower Country - It will be remembered by our readers that in our last issue we made the assertion that it was our firm belief that there were facts which were not then in our possession which would show that the death of I. W. Lacy was the result of a foul plot to murder and that "Big Dan" Howland was not the only one who was concerned in it. Since the date of our last issue we have been busily at work trying to ferret out the true inwardness of the dastardly murder and have gathered all the facts which it is possible for those outside the Farmington mob of murderers to know. Before we proceed to lay these before the public we will make some corrections of statements calculated to mislead which appeared last week. We stated that Mr. Lacy was a brother-in-law of Ike Stockton and that "Big Dan" was in Lacy's employ at the time Lacy was murdered. These were both untrue. The truth is that the distant relationship existing between Lacy and Stockton was that Lacy's wife was Stockton's first cousin; but the two men had been intimate friends for the past 15 years and Stockton has had charge of his cattle and business for a long time. They were just like brothers and since Stockton's wife and child have moved to Animas City, Lacy has made his home with Stockton. In this friendship the Farmington mob saw a friendship so strong that unless it was broken would prove a great obstacle in their path, as it would show that Stockton ranked as a bosom friend with a man, who was at once wealthy, honorable, and respected. Besides the financial help he might give to Stockton, the moral pressure of the friendship was too great for them to bear and they resolved to break it at any cost. The first plan they adopted was this: different men of the murderous gang were selected to write letters to Lacy telling him that Stockton had been killing his cattle, stealing his horses and robbing him in every way possible. These letters coming from so many different parties made Lacy feel uneasy and he at once started for this country. He found everything all right, of course, and that game would not work. Then they wrote Lacy's wife six letters, telling her that Stockton had made open threats that as soon as he met Lacy he would make him crawl on his hands and knees for a certain distance (50 yards, we believe) and then kill him and telling her to warn her husband against her cousin. Lacy received her letters telling him about their doings while at Stockton's house and laughed at it. He wrote her that he was all right, to which she replied: "You may be safe, but I cannot believe you are: I think there will be trouble from some source and I wish you and Ike would both come home." Couple all of these warnings with the threats from the Farmington mob Lacy began to realize that he was in danger. He was working all the time trying to settle the differences between two hostile factions and was called on to put up a reward for the capture of Stockton and his band of men by "some of Farmington's best citizens." He was told that if he did not do so that he would be killed. He said: "I guess I will have to die then, for I will never put up my money to have one of my best friends murdered." Tom Nance, it is said, threatened that if Lacy did not walk a chalk line, he would kill him himself, and just the day before Lacy was killed he was warned that F. M. Hamblet had said that the rope was ready for Lacy whenever he positively refused to put up the reward. Lacy remarked to a friend that he knew these men were mean enough to murder him, but he hardly thought they had the nerve to undertake it. Failing by all these means to sever the friendship, the last extremity was resorted to and I. W. Lacy, to-day, lies in his grave, the victim of a cowardly assassin, because he was too true a friend to betray him. Having given all the details of the actions of this gang of murderers before the final scene in this awful tragedy was enacted, we will define the exact position in which Lacy and "Big Dan" stood. Dan was hired by Thompson & Lacy to come over into this country to find out just how matters were between Stockton and his men and the lower Animas cutthroats. Dan came over 7 or 8 days ahead of Lacy and was on the Durango police force about a week. Lacy found out on his arrival that Dan was not the kind of man he supposed he was, but was a contemptible, underhanded person and discharged him, but no hard words passed between them at that time. At the time of the fight at Durango, Dan went down to Farmington and to all appearances became a member of the gang then, and from that time he rode a horse which was stolen from Lark Reynolds, but had been sold to Lacy. This is the same horse which Dan rode to Fort Lewis, and there is more than a probability that this had a little something to do with Lacy's murder, as he very likely wanted to recover his stolen property. Dan no doubt treasured resentment against Lacy and after association with the lower Animas mob, who all wanted Lacy killed, he evidently was on the lookout for an opportunity to murder him. The facts which are immediately connected with the murder are these: Lacy owned a house (a kind of dug-out,) which might be said to be in Fort Lewis, as it is just out of the post. He had gone out there to see about some of his business and while there Dan rode in and got an order from one of the officers to have his horse shod at the government blacksmith shop. We suppose he did not want to make his escape on a bare-footed horse, having already made up his mind to kill Lacy in any event. As soon as the horse was shod, he rode direct to Lacy's dug-out, near the slaughter-house, and hitching his (?) horse he went in and sat down on the bed. Lacy was then bending over the fire-place, trying to kindle a fire. "Big Dan" said: "Lacy, I want that $10 of mine you collected in Durango." Lacy said: "Dan, I settled bills for you in Durango amounting to a good deal more than that; but if you insist that it is due you, I will get the money for you." Dan said: "You had better do it; you will either give it to me, or I will give you something worse." Lacy turned and walked out of the house, probably intending to walk over to the post, for the purpose of getting the money. As he started out, Dan rose from the bed and threw his coat back of his pistol and scabbard, so that no difficulty would be had in getting hold of it. This was done before Lacy got out of the door and was unseen by him. As Lacy turned out of sight past the casing of the door Dan jerked his pistol and peering round the door fired one shot and then jumped back inside. He peeped out again and then jumped clear out of the door and fired three more shots, when Lacy fell. It is said that there was a Winchester rifle at the corner of the dug-out and that Lacy tried to shoot Dan with it, but it would have been impossible for him to have reached it before he was shot, as he had but just got past the side of the door. A Winchester was found cocked by his side after death, but there was no cartridge in it, which is, of itself, a very significant fact. One bullet entered Lacy's body squarely in the back. That is, without the shadow of a doubt, the first shot fired, as Lacy was walking away from the door. Another was just a little back of his side, probably fired as Lacy turned to face his murderer; and the other two are fairly in the breast. This damning evidence is sufficient of itself to show foul play. If Lacy picked up a rifle at all (which we doubt) it must have been after he was shot, and trying to defend himself. If "Big Dan" removed the cartridges before entering the dug-out, he could murder his victim without the slightest fear of danger to himself. Dan jumped on his horse and rode away from the place and is now near Farmington with his murderous companions, aided and abetted by them, "the best citizens of Rio Arriba county." We believe that they are the best that the county affords, but they would be run out of the meanest country in any other part of America. This is one of the darkest crimes, of the long calendar of murders which can be traced directly to the door of these "good citizens." They have been either the instigators or the executors of nine-tenths of the killings in this lower country for the past four years, and most of them had to leave Colfax county, N. M. for complicity in many crimes. They said then that they wanted to go to a country where they could defy the law and it seems that they have succeeded in finding a place where they can defy and evade it to their hearts content. Now we will show up a little of "Big Dan's" history prior to his last contemptible murder: It will be remembered that a short time ago a Mexican, one of Hersey's sheep-herders, was killed not far south of Durango, but there are few who know that "Big Dan" Howland killed him. When the Durango fight was over Dan mounted a horse and joined the Farmington mob. While riding along the road they met this Mexican, alone. They all stopped and several of the party, to show their bravery, threw their guns down on him. "Big Dan" asked who he was and one said: "It is one of Hersey's sheep-herders." "Big Dan" said in a jocose manner: "Well, he looks like a spy for the Stockton party, and I'll just kill him anyway." The Mexican pulled out a silver dollar and said it was all the money he had, and that he could have it if he would not kill him. But "Big Dan" would not lose an opportunity of showing himself to be a b-a-a-d man by killing a man who was alone, unprotected and unarmed, for the small sum of one dollar, and shot him down and rode off in great hilarity. He is a murderer at heart and could not but obey the instincts of a depraved nature. Howland was a cousin of the celebrated Dave Rudabaugh, who was one of the notorious gang of "Forty Thieves," commanded by "Billy the Kid." Rudabaugh was always known as "Billy, the Kid's 1st lieutenant." Rudabaugh was captured and hung with three others and some enterprising artist took their pictures after their ignominious death. "Big Dan" secured one of these photographs and would "point with pride" to Rudabaugh and say: "that was my cousin." It is no disgrace to a man to be a relative of a notorious criminal, but to be proud of the fact is a deep disgrace. Compare the characters of the murderer and his victim and the conclusion is that the cowardly cur murdered Lacy in cold blood with no provocation. Lacy always managed to keep out of trouble and Dan and his Farmington friends have always managed to keep their necks in ripe condition for the halter, always being connected with some murdering scrape. Commend us to the tender mercies of Apache Indians, with all their atrocity, but deliver us from such foul murderers as this lower Animas band. They may impose upon the public by writing whining letters to various papers, but we have known these men for four years and the tortures of the middle pit of hell would not be sufficient punishment for the thousand injuries they have done their fellow men. They have been hounding Stockton through the press of the country, until many men look upon him as a fiend in human shape, but we defy them to point to one single, solitary act in which Stockton has not shown himself a man of principle, of honor and of courage. Will the press of the country take the trouble, as we have done, to inquire into the actions of the two parties before branding them as outlaws, desperadoes, etc. It is true that indictments have been lodged against Stockton, Eskridge and six others in the Rio Arriba court, but they are the result of perjury and misrepresentation. Rewards for the arrest of these men are out but they do not flee from justice. They will not be delivered into Rio Arriba county however, as it would be certain death to them. These lower Animas people would be brave men with a rope, if the men they wanted to kill were in jail and awaiting a trial in which they would certainly be cleared, if awarded a fair and impartial trial. The men who compose this band who have run all decent citizens out of the country and murdered all those who would not comply with their demands have always managed to be in just such business as they are at present engaged in, and how they have so long escaped the gallows is a mystery to us. But there are men who stand prominent in the management of New Mexico affairs who desire to have at their back just such a gang of murderers and thieves and these dishonest officials "stand in" with the plunder and when the men who do their dirty work do some one of their terrible deeds these ring-leaders are compelled, for self-protection's sake, to help them and in this way more than any other do they fail to get their dues either in public opinion or at law, for these officials represent that they are good citizens, peaceable and honest, and are being robbed and murdered by outsiders. We refer to such men as Tom Catron, Breeden and Hubbell, who have virtually had New Mexican law in their hands for many years. With the license that such a condition of affairs would give them it is not to be wondered at that this gang of lower Animas men have grown to be supremely reckless and carry things with a high hand. It will be remembered that at the time of the round-up articles of agreement were signed stipulating that Dow Eskridge should be permitted to gather his cattle and that of his brothers and the Garrett boys. Reports came up this week that they had made a demand on Dow for the delivery to them of Ike Stockton before they would allow him to gather his cattle, which of course was an impossibility. We believe that they have killed and stolen so many of these cattle that they would not make a respectable showing and they make this ridiculous demand to avoid having them rounded up. We think that they would like to give up the cattle if they were alive, as the time has come when every action will be watched and they would like to do one good deed to accompany their many bad ones, so as to appear honest. They know that if they should turn over a small remnant of the original herds that it would show their dishonesty on the face of it. Dow has gone back again to see what can be done and we fear that he will be killed, in which case trouble will ensue at once of a more serious nature than this country has ever seen. The boys will take their cattle out of that country, civilly, if possible, but forcibly if they must. Dolores News - July 30, 1881 - Geo. Thompson and Mrs. I. W. Lacy, of Trinidad, are over on the La Plata, looking after the property of the widow's murdered husband.

LaDamus, Roy Lee
Roy Lee LaDamus - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2002 - Roy Lee LaDamus, 83, born Nov. 1, 1928, passed away July 4, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nina LaDamus; son, Larry (Karen) LaDamus; daughter, Becky (Henry) Higley; grandsons, Ryan and Scott Higley; granddaughters, Michelle (Chris) Biondolillo and Tiffany Larson; great-granddaughters, Nicole and Kelcie Biondolillo; great-grandsons, Tylar and Shane Larson; brothers, Ernest (Dolores) LaDamus, George (Ann) LaDamus of Delta, Utah; sisters, Betty (Jack) Perkins of Henderson, Nev.; brother-in-law, Earl Davis, VA Nursing Home, Florence, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the U.S. Reserves as Chief Engineman E7. Roy was in partnership with his son Larry in Freeway Truck and Auto for the last 40 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Roy was a very generous and kind man and will be missed by all. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ladd, Anna M.
Anna M. Ladd - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 1987 - Anna M. Ladd was born Feb. 7, 1898, and passed away Aug. 30, 1987. Born in Kansas, she had resided in Pueblo since 1970. Mother of Alice Douthirt of Pueblo. Grandmother of Kent Ladd, Phoenix, Ariz.; Pamela Branscom, Moab, Utah; Doug and Jeff Ladd, Pampa, Texas; Karen Hodge, Bowie, Texas, and Brett Ladd, Lubbock, Texas. Mother-in-law of Audrey Ladd, Pampa, Texas. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Ladd, and son, William Joseph Ladd. Respects may be paid at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Sept 1 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Services at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Clayton, N.M., 1 p.m. on Sept. 3, with interment in Clayton Cemetery.

Ladd, Mildred S.
Mildred S. Ladd - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2006 - Mildred S. Ladd passed away April 17, 2006, in Pueblo. Mildred was born Oct. 22, 1912, in St. Louis, Mo., to Robert and Anna Schuster and had lived in Pueblo since her childhood. She is survived by her husband, John I. Ladd; daughter, Donna (Peter) Gruitch of Green Mountain Falls, Colo.; grandchildren, Denise (Richard) Anaya, John (Belinda) Gruitch, Marriessa (Clark) Bearden and Beth (Tom) Verruchi; sister-in-law, Arline Ladd; seven great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her special friend, Mary Jane Hilyer of Knoxville, Tenn. Cremation, Davis Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice in Mildred's name.

Ladd, Wilbur N.
Wilbur N. Ladd - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 2000 - Wilbur N. Ladd, passed away Dec. 2, 2000 in Pueblo. Wilbur was born in Nashville, Tenn., on May 30, 1914, to Albert and Carolyn Bernard Ladd and with the exception of a few years in Olney Springs, had lived in Pueblo his entire life. He graduated from Central High School in 1931 and attended Denver University. Before his retirement, he was an officer and Director of the Ladd Lumber & Mercantile Co., Farmers Lumber, Pueblo Builders Lumber and Supply, Otero Lumber, and Farmers Acceptance Corp. Mr. Ladd was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for over 60 years, having served in numerous capacities including Chairman of the Building Committee, Chairman Finance Committee and President of the Men's Club. He also served 10 years as a member of the Finance Committee of the Rocky Mountain Methodist Conference. He was an Advisory Committee member for the CSU Extension Program for 10 years. Wilbur had been active in the Boy Scouts since 1948 and had served as District Chairman, Council President, Regional Committee, and the National Council. He was the first Woodbadge recipient in the Rocky Mountain Council and served on the National Staff for Woodbadge at Philmont Scout Ranch. He inaugurated the Rocky Mountain Council, University of Scouting, an annual training course that is still the largest training course in the Council. He was honored by having a lake at the San Isabel Scout Ranch named Wilbur Ladd Lake and received the Silver Beaver Award from the R.M. Council and the Silver Antelope award from the North Central Region Boy Scouts. He served on numerous committees over the years and also as President of the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce in 1957. Mr. Ladd was very active in Rotary, having served as president of the Pueblo Rotary Club in 1957-58, District Governor 1961-62, Information and Extension Counselor for Rotary International 1962-63. He organized and chartered the Rotary Club of Minnequa and was honored for 50 years of perfect attendance in 1998. Wilbur received an award for 50 years of membership in Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM in 1994. He served the lodge as Master in 1953 and was appointed to the Grand Lodge of Colorado in 1969. Mr. Ladd served in each of the offices of the Grand Lodge and was installed as the Grand Master of Masons in Colorado in 1977. He was an honorary member of eight Masonic lodges throughout Southern Colorado. He received the 33rd degree Scottish Rite Masonry in 1997 and served as Knight Commander of the Court of Honor and Wise Master of the Southern Colorado Rose Croix. Wilbur was a member of the Masonic York Rite bodies, Knight Templar, Al Kaly Shrine, serving as Potentate in 1974, Eastern Star, and Hi Twelve. He also belonged to BPO Elks No. 90 in Pueblo. Mr. Ladd was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alan Ladd. Wilbur is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arline Ladd of Pueblo; a daughter, Lynnda Fairbanks of London, England; a son, Wilbur N. (Marilyn) Ladd Jr. of Lakewood; a brother, John (Mildred) Ladd of Pueblo; his grandchildren, Joshua and Tiffany Ladd and Talbot Fairbanks; nieces, Carolyn Christopher of Pueblo and Donna Lee Gruitch of Woodland Park. Mr. Ladd will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at 1 p.m. in the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt with Rev. Timothy Goettel officiating and Rose Croix memorial rites by the Southern Colorado Consistory and Masonic Rites by Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM. Entombment will take place privately. Contributions in memory of Mr. Ladd may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002 or the St. Paul United Methodist Church Organ Fund.

Laddener, E. S.
E. S. Laddener - Yuma Pioneer - June 15, 1906 - At Pryor, a coal camp near Walsenburg, on the 9th instant, E. S. Laddener, a colored deputy sheriff, was shot and killed by another Negro, named Harris, because he had ordered the latter, together with a colored woman, out of a saloon. After Laddener had been shot twice and mortally wounded he drew his revolver and shot Harris five times, killing him on the spot.

Ladner, Larry Scott
Larry Scott Ladner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2005 - Larry Scott Ladner, 36, born Oct. 27, 1968, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away June 6, 2005. Larry is survived by his mother, Peach; father, Larry G.; wife, Kellie; daughter, Amanda; and son, Nickolas; also survived by brother-in-law, David O'Bray; aunt Edna and uncle Jim Phillips, aunt June and uncle Carl Cameron, and aunt Joyce Rupp; and many cousins and family members. Larry graduated from East High School in 1987 and was employed at Trane Co. as a welder, a job he enjoyed. A loving, giving and caring soul left us all to grieve a terrible loss. His efforts to make and keep a loving family environment took him to a point of emotional exhaustion that caused him to end his life. No words can express the deep despair, sorrow, and sense of loss we feel today and will feel for many years. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2005, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 400 Broadway. In lieu of food and flowers, the Larry S. Ladner Memorial Fund for his children has been established. Contributions may be made to the Larry S. Ladner Memorial Fund, in care of Decibel Credit Union, 300 W. Fifth St., Pueblo, CO, 81003, attn: Cindy Cunico. We love you son.

Ladrini, Pamela Ann
Pamela Ann Ladrini - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 1986 - Pamela Ann Ladrini passed away Oct. 15, 1986, in Anaheim, Calif. She was born in Pueblo on Sept. 24, 1952. Mother of Shawna Valle, Anaheim. Survived by her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Don Wright, Paradise, Calif. Sister of Gilbert J. (Bev) Ladrini Jr., Springfield, Mo.; Chris Ladrini, Anaheim; James Ladrini, Modesto, Calif.; Jacque (Jim) Daily and Dawn Wright, both of Paradise, Calif. Niece of Mrs. Lena (James) Perse, Josephine DeNiro, Grace Spinuzzi, Fred (Kay) Pannunzio, all of Pueblo, and Arge (Joe) George, Denver. Predeceased by her father, Gilbert J. Ladrini, who passed away in December 1967. Service and interment in California.

Ladurini, Irene A.
Irene A. Ladurini - Huerfano World Journal - September 10, 2009 - Irene A. Ladurini - 7/30/21 ~ 8/31/09 - Irene A. Ladurini was born July 30, 1921 to Ann and Rudolph J. Bunk in Walsenburg, CO, where she lived all her long and happy life until she was called by Our Lord to His Kingdom on August 31, 2009. After high school, she attended St. Mary's College in Leavenworth, KS. She married Virgil Ladurini May 8, 1941 and raised her two children, Mary Ann and David. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens where you could find her any summer day. She also loved to entertain and cook; parties for her children and their classmates, dinner parties for her and Virgil's friends and family, football games and, of course, her bridge clubs. She also loved to travel with her family to various places around the world, especially to her son's home in Florida. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ann, her brother Rudolph F. Bunk (Rudy), brother-in-laws, Charles Masinton, Chris Skarmas and sister-in-law, Lola Masinton. She will be missed by her husband of 68 years; her son David and his wife, Cindy; her sister-in-laws, Betty Bunk and Irene Skarmas; by her many nieces, Carol Bunk (Brent) Daniels, Judy Bunk (Paul) Liapis, Genie Bunk Chandler, Cindy Skarmas (Mike) Dome, Mitzi Masinton (Don) Keairns; and nephews, Ron (Linda) Bunk, Chris (Chrisie) Skarmas, Jerry (Martha) Masinton, Richard Masinton; and all her many friends in Walsenburg and her second home in Florida. Her wish, in lieu of flowers, was that donations be made to Sister Carol or St. Mary's Catholic Church. A celebration of her life will begin at 10 am, Thurs. Sept. 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. All her family and friends are welcome to attend a reception, in her honor, at the Walsenburg Golf Club following her graveside service.

Ladurini, Noemi
Noemi Ladurini - Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Noemi Ladurini, 96, of Walsenburg, died May 14, 1998 in Pueblo. Born Feb. 9, 1902 in Toltec, to Cesare and Maria Santi, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph and her daughter, Lola Masinton. Survivors include her son, Virgil Ladurini, Walsenburg and Irene Skarmas, Pueblo; a brother Gaston Santi, Denver, two sisters Barbara Skinner, El Cajon, CA; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg on Sunday. Private service on Monday.

Ladwig, Gloria Carter Hembree
Gloria Carter Hembree Ladwig - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 26, 2003 - Gloria Carter Hembree Ladwig passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2003 in Tucson, AZ. She is survived by husband, Frank Ladwig of Tucson, AZ, and Colorado Springs, her children: Gordy (Gary) Phillips of Richland, WA, George E. Carter of Colorado Springs, Dennis (Toni) Carter of Pueblo, CO, and Carolyn (Bill) Ferrier of Colorado Springs, her sisters, Phyllis Giesler, Penni Collins, Kathryn Beale of Las Vegas, NV, and her brother, Bob (Karen) Akin of Clearfield, Utah, her extended family, Margot (John) Lane of Tucson and Colorado Springs, and Frank (Kelly) Ladwig of CA. Many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends also survive her. A niece, Jana Curry, of Tucson was extra special taking care of her during her illness. Proceeded in death by, George Carter of Goldfield, CO, Clyde Hembree of Colorado Springs, her son, Kepler Carter, and sister, Betty Bunnell. Gloria was a very energetic, fun loving, and caring individual, who lent life and happiness to all who knew her. She was generous with her time and love. Gloria was also there when her children and grandchildren needed her. During her lifetime, she accomplished many things. She was fearless. Mom loved water skiing, sewing, watching the Rockies, Broncos, Air Force football, making Bunca Pictures, writing poetry, and traveling. All those who knew and loved her will sadly miss her. A notice of memorial service will appear at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to Arizona Cancer Center at University Medical center in Tucson or your local cancer center. Thank you.

LaFebre, Alexia
Alexia LaFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2001 - Alexia LaFebre, 69 of Pueblo passed away Dec. 18, 2001. Preceded in death by her mother, Lori Sandoval, and father, Abundio Urrutia, son, Rudy, brother, Tony. Survived by her loving husband William S. LaFebre and sons and daughters. Billy (Gloria) LaFebre, Bettie LaFebre, Billmen (Olivia) LaFebre, Ruby LaFebre, Rublin LaFebre, Esther (Dana) Kirk, Tim (Shirley) LaFebre, David (Dina) LaFebre, Irene (Armando) Murillo. Sisters; Connie, Trinie, Daria; Brother, Emilio, 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, special friend Marilyn. Services will be held at the Word of Jesus Christ Church. Pastor Albert Struck, 2111 South Pueblo Blvd. Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m. Burial at Roselawn Cemetery. Reception to be announced.

LaFebre-Sierra, Betty
Betty LaFebre-Sierra – Pueblo Chieftain – September 14, 2006 - Betty LaFebre-Sierra, 55, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alexia LaFebre; and brother, Rudy LaFebre. She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Sierra; son, Dennis (Nybe) Ceballos; daughter, Elsie Sierra; siblings, William (Gloria) LaFebre, Billmen (Olivia) LaFebre, Ruby LaFebre, Rublin LaFebre, Esther (Dana) Kirk, Timothy LaFebre, David (Deena) LaFebre and Irene (Armando) Murillo; grandchildren, Daka Yivani, Candelaria Baca, Juan Antonio Cervantes and Stephanie Marie Cervantes; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives. Viewing today from 2 to 6 p.m., and prayer service to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Laferl, Christina
Christina Laferl - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 1986 - Christina Laferl, Englewood, died Feb. 11, 1986. Mother of Elizabeth M. Pontius, San Anselmo, Calif.; Christine R. Ratledge, Florissant, Mo.; Tila J. Zinn, Englewood; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 5 p.m. Friday, St. Louis Catholic Church, Englewood. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Roselawn Cemetery, Contributions may be made to the Dominican Sisters of the Sick and Poor, 2501 Gaylord, Denver, Colo. 80205.

LaFevre, Bennie
Bennie LaFevre - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1947 - Sunday Traffic Toll Hits Three - Denver, Nov. 20 - The death of Bennie LaFevre, 38, of Denver, in Denver General Hospital Sunday night raised to three the number of persons killed in traffic accidents in the state during the day. Lafebvre died of a broken neck and fractured skull suffered in a two car collision in a Denver residential area, police reported. Albert B. Lawson of Denver, driver of the other car, was not injured. At Gypsum, the bodies of Morris Reynolds and Joe Eaton, both of Gypsum, were found earlier in the automobile which had overturned in Sweetwater Creek near Gypsum, the state highway patrol reported.

Lafferty, Kyle Edward
Kyle Edward Lafferty - Hays Daily News - December 2, 2004 - Hayes, KS - Kyle Edward Lafferty, 14, and Krystopher M. Abrahms-McNutt, 15, both of La Crosse, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, near Guthrie, Okla., as a result of a traffic accident. Kyle was born March 22, 1990, in Trinidad, Colo., and Krystopher was born Dec. 7, 1988, in Guthrie. Kyle was an eighth-grader at La Crosse Middle School, and Krystopher was a sophomore at La Crosse High School. Survivors include their parents, Ed and Sheila Lafferty, Guthrie, Okla., Doug and Winnona Roberts, La Crosse, and Peter McNutt; two brothers, Matthew McNutt and Elijah Lafferty; three sisters, Serena Roberts, Shayna McNutt and Kirstynn Lafferty; grandparents Oma Gisela Abrahms, Ed and Katy Lafferty, Merle and Shirley Porter, Phyllis McNutt and Richard and Barbara Roberts; great-grandmother Lillian Coyne; and great-grandfather Ed Weir. They were preceded in death by two brothers, Steven Abrahms and Enoch Lafferty. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Church, Guthrie; burial in Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery, Guthrie. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home, Guthrie. Memorials are suggested to the HIS Church, 118 E. Oklahoma, Guthrie, Okla. 73044.

Lafferty, Lois Lenore
Lois Lenore Lafferty - Emporia Gazette - October 5, 2006 - Emporia, KS - Lois Lenore Lafferty, a longtime resident of Burlington, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at Life Care Center of Burlington. She was 96 and moved to the center two weeks ago. Mrs. Lafferty and her husband, “Ted,” operated the Lafferty Dairy at Burlington from 1947 to 1958. After they sold the dairy, she worked at the Rocking R Motel in Burlington for many years until she retired to care for her mother. She also helped care for her grandmother for several years before she married. The daughter of Byron G. and Verda A. Conkle Morris, she was born July 19, 1910, at Trinidad, Colo. When she was 3 years old, the family moved to Coffey County where she spent the rest of her life. She attended the Venard school northeast of Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1929. She married James Elbert “Ted” Lafferty on April 12, 1933, at Emporia. He died Oct. 28, 1993. Mrs. Lafferty was a member of the United Methodist Church in Burlington and the church United Methodist Women. She is survived by one daughter, Audra Jane Hughes of Burlington; and one grandson. A son, Morris Lee “Mo” Lafferty. an infant daughter, Lois Sue Lafferty; and an infant son, Darrell Lynn Lafferty, died earlier. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Jones Funeral Home at Burlington. Burial will be in Key West Cemetery, northwest of Burlington. The family will meet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the church may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.

LaForce, John B.
John B. LaForce - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2005 - John B. LaForce, 1922 to 2005. John was born to John and Emma LaForce in Oak Creek, Colo., on Aug. 17, 1922. John grew up in the Glenwood Springs vicinity until graduating from Glenwood High School in 1940. He served in the Army during World War II attached to the 119th Armored Engineers Battalion of the 12th Armored Division. John's transition to the civilian workforce followed his military career. He worked on the Hoover Dam project before returning to Colorado where he continued his career as a structural engineer. Building bridges was a lifelong passion for John, and many of his works still stand, as a testimony to his hard-working genius, all over Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. John retired in Durango, Colo., where he enjoyed life in his beautiful Animas Valley home, with his beloved wife, Gert, for 20 years. The LaForces moved to Grand Junction in 1996, and then to Pueblo West in 2000. John was preceded in death by his father, John B.; his mother, Emma Reib; sisters, Wilma Cerise, Stella Rector and Marge Blank; and son, Ronald Engholm. His loving wife, Gert, of Pueblo West survives John; as do sons, Mark and Curt LaForce of Denver; daughter, Norma Hockman of Golden, Lee Bryson of Montrose and Max Bryson of Raton, N.M.; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Montgomery and Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main, in Pueblo. A celebration of John's life will be held at 4 p.m.

Lafore, Bernardo
Bernardo Lafore - World Independent – September 30, 1911 - Mexican Dies Of Wounds - Word was received here yesterday morning that Bernardo Lafore of Turkey Creek, who it is alleged was wounded in an altercation one day last week by Jeff Graham, had succumbed to his wounds. The sheriffs' office was notified and Graham, who was out on bonds for assault will be re-arrested, charged with a graver offense.

LaFuze, Burdette H.
Burdette H. LaFuze - Pueblo Chieftain - October 4, 1987 - Burdette H. LaFuze, 75, passed away at Parkview Episcopal Hospital on Oct. 1, 1987. Mr. LaFuze is survived by his wife, Rose LaFuze; three children, Beverly (Gerry-Dale) Brown of Pueblo, Bob (Diana) LaFuze of Ramona, Calif., Joann (William) Shipley of Security; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one sister, Loureva Kaiser of Richmond, Ind. He also is survived by numerous other relatives. Mr. LaFuze was born on Nov. 14, 1911, in Richmond, Ind., and was a Pueblo resident since 1976. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War as Gunner Mate 1st Class and later retired from the U.S. Navy. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. today at Imperial Funeral Home. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 1987, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Veterans Court of Honor, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2202 South Drive following interment.

Lagergren, Kristen
Kristen Lagergren - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2002 - Kristen Lagergren. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Monday, Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs.

Lagergren, Ruth Emlyn
Ruth Emlyn Culley Lagergren - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2000 - Ruth Emlyn Culley Lagergren, 92, died April 18, 2000, at a Colorado Springs hospital. She also lived in Pueblo from 1954 to 1992. She was a retired school teacher. Ruth was born Dec. 5, 1907, in Carterville, Ill., to J.L. and Mary (Stacy) Culley, who are deceased. She is survived by sons, Harry R. Stroupe III and Charles F. Lagergren; sister, Noda Milner; four grandchildren, to include Jeffrey and Lisa Lagergren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, J. Carter Culley and Bayne Stacy Culley, and sister, Claire Richardson. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church Cathedral Room, Hanson Hall, 219 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs. Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs., CO 80909.

Laher, William P.
William P. Laher - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1986 - William P. Laher. Mass of Christian Burial 2 p.m. Monday, St Paul Catholic Church, Pueblo West. Interment, Roselawn.

Laird, Araletta M.
Araletta M. (Linville) Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 2006 - Araletta M. (Linville) Laird, 83, passed away on June 13, 2006, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Laird; mother, Maycel Lulu Cook; father and stepmother, Thomas and Henrietta Linville; sisters, Eva Eileen Flohrs and Vernetta Millis. Survived by her son, Wayne Laird of Pueblo; granddaughters, Rebecca (John) Gacnik and Dawn (Brian) Zenner of Pueblo; sister, Patricia Botzler of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and brother, Jerry (Wanda) Linville of Erie, Colo. Araletta, known as "Lindy" by her family, was born on Aug. 25, 1922, in Fountain, Colo. She was a graduate of Central High School class of 1940 and was a Navy WAVES Veteran of WWII. She married Robert Laird in January of 1947 and had been married 58 years. In 1982, they built a cabin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside of Westcliffe, Colo. They permanently moved to this location in 1986. Araletta enjoyed the peace and tranquility of their life in the mountains. After Robert passed, Araletta moved back to Pueblo to be closer to her family. Cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium has taken place with no service planned. Together, the family will take her home to Westcliffe and there she will rest in peace.

Laird, Edward L.
Edward L. Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2004 - Edward L. Laird, 77, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Linda Laird; son, Steven (Kay) Laird; grandsons, Paul and Pete; granddaughter, Danielle; great-granddaughter, Kaeilin; brothers, Robert (Varvara), and Jimmy Laird; and sister, Linda. Edward was a WWII Navy veteran. Per his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Living Faith Four Square Church, 2601 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo.

Laird, Reese D.
Reese D. Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1987 - Reese D. Laird, Feb. 9, 1987. Father of Lois (Robert) Duvall. Also survived by five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by his first wife, Marie Laird, second wife, Myrtle Dora Laird, two sisters and one brother. A Pueblo resident for the past 52 years, Mr. Laird was employed as a painter and at the time of his retirement was employed by Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. He was a lifetime member of the Painters Union local No. 79. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Memorial Gardens conducted by the Rev. Timothy Forester.

Laird, Rex H.
Rex H. Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 1987 - Rex H. Laird passed away May 5, 1987, in San Diego, Calif. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Block "Q" at Mountain View Cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted by South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM.

Laird, Robert
Robert Laird - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2005 - Robert Laird, 83, of rural Westcliffe, died on July 31, 2005. Robert, a Colorado native, was born on Jan. 25, 1922, in Pueblo County and is survived by his wife, Araletta (Linville) Laird. They had been married 58 years. He also is survived by one son, Wayne Laird of Pueblo. Robert, known to many as Bob, was a graduate of the class of 1940 at Pueblo Centennial High School and a Navy veteran of WWII. He worked 36 years for the City of Pueblo in the Public Works Department and retired on Jan. 1, 1982. Later that year, Robert and Araletta had a cabin built on some land they had owned for a long time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. They moved to this location in 1986. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and the peace and tranquility of the mountains. At his request, immediate cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium with no service planned.

Lake, Carrie A.
Carrie A. Lake - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1962 - Mrs. Carrie A. Lake, of 1415 E. Eighth, passed away suddenly Sunday night. Survived by her Husband, J. W. Lake of the family home; daughter, Mrs. Marlene Campbell, Denver; son, Harold F. Whitlock, Chicago, Ill; step-son, Melvin E. Lake, Goodland, Kan.; sister, Mrs. Hazel Robertson, Laredo, Texas, and 13 grandchildren. Mrs. Lake had been a resident of Pueblo for 50 years. Member of Goodland Chapter No. 122, of the Order of Eastern Star, Goodland, Kan; Royal Neighbors Camp No. 2310, Social Star Rebekah Lodge No. 2 I.O.OF. and the Central Christian Church. Time of service to be announced later.

Lakes, Delpha E.
Delpha E. Lakes - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2001 - Delpha E. Lakes, 82, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2001. Survived by her son, Warren (Bobbie) Lakes; grandchildren, Brian (Tonya) Lakes and Brett (Jennifer) Lakes; great-grandchildren, Megan Lakes and Trent Lakes; sister-in-law, Marian Pendleton, all of Pueblo; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman D. Lakes, on Aug. 8, 2000; parents, Warren and Ella Pendleton; brothers, Thurman and Monte Pendleton. Born Aug. 17, 1919, in Pueblo, and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Member of the First Southern Baptist Church. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with the family receiving friends at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Lynn Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Lakes, Herman D.
Herman D. Lakes - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 2000 - Herman D. Lakes, 91, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 8, 2000, and is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Survived by his wife, Delpha E. Lakes of the family home; son, Warren P. (Bobbie) Lakes, Pueblo; grandchildren, Brian (Tonya) Lakes, Brett (Jennifer) Lakes, all of Pueblo; and great-granddaughter, Megan Lakes. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, William Preston Lakes and Louisa (nee Farmer) Lakes; sisters, Virginia Parks and Hazel Dennis. Born Sept. 25, 1908, in Wind Cave, Ky., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Herman was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving in the South Pacific. Member of the First Southern Baptist Church and previously was a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church, where he served as treasurer and deacon for 18 years. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 10 a.m. until noon at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel and at the home of Warren and Bobbie Lakes. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Walter Partain officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation through the funeral home office.

Lakin, Dorothy
Dorothy Lakin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2006 - Dorothy Lakin, 99, passed away Nov. 10, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Katherine and Samuel Schrumpf; granddaughter, Carolyn Rogers Welling. Survived by her son, Alvin “Tiny” (Virginia) Allen; and daughter, Iva Lee (Royal) Harshman; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. At the family's request, no food or flowers. Donations may be made to the Spay and Neuter Clinic through the funeral home. Viewing, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Graveside service to follow at 11 a.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Lakner, Matilda Anne
Matilda (Tillie) Anne Lakner - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1999 - Matilda (Tillie) Anne Lakner, 76, born on March 10, 1922, in Frederick, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, after surgery. In 1940 she married John Lakner in Raton, N.M. He preceded her in death, as well as a daughter, Joselyn (Josie) Newmarker- three brothers- and one sister. Matilda is survived by her children, John Lakner, Pueblo, Theresa Schley, New York City, Pat Lakner, Canon City, Michael (Linda) Lakner, Wayne, N.J., Matilda Tootsie" (Jerry) Telck, Fort Worth, Texas, Jacqueline (Lester) Robinson, Pikeville, Ky., and Mary (John) Garcia, Trinidad- son-in-law, Al Newmarker, Las Vegas- 15 grandchildren- 10 great-grandchildren- one brother, Tony Calerich- and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Tillie was a member of St. Joseph Parish and Christian Women's League of St. Joseph. Rosary service, Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lalaich, Peter
Peter Lalaich - Brandon Bell - June 26, 1914 - Room Rent Costs Life - Pueblo, Colo. - A trivial suit in a justice of the peace court for the collection of rent was settled when Peter Lalaich, eighteen years old, the defendant, was shot in the back and killed. Mike Saymovich, husband of the rooming house keeper who sued the youth, is being held by the police charged with the shooting. The police say Saymovich contends he shot in self-defense.

Lalich, Michael M.
Michael M. Lalich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2002 - Michael M. Lalich, 87, passed away Dec. 10, 2002. Preceded by his mother and father; brothers, Daniel and Peter Lalich; and sister, Mildred Pecovich. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Amelia; son, Lance (Loralyn) Lalich; daughter, D'Layne (Chet) Easton; grandson, Cortney; granddaughter, Sasha; brother, Robert (Verna) Lalich. Michael will be fondly remembered by brothers- and sisters-in-law, Flora Lalich, Dan Knez, Mary Dunn and Bobby E. and Sally Cowden; as well as many nieces and nephews. Michael was a graduate of Central High School, later employed by the CF&I Corp. as a combustion engineer, was sales manager for Newton Lumber Co., and retired after 20 years as a self-employed insurance claims adjuster. Michael held a life membership in the Pueblo BPO Elks Lodge No. 90, was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM, belonged to the Southern Colorado Consistory as Past Wise Master KCCH, was a member of the Al Kaly Temple AAONMS, held membership in the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Eagles, and was past president of the Pueblo Kiwanis Club. Michael said on many occasions, "I have had a wonderful life with no regrets." Michael was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. There will be no public viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis National Society Colorado Chapter, through the funeral home office.

Lally, Constance
Constance Lally - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 30, 2007 - Constance Lally died in her 89th year in a hospice in Colorado Springs. As a mother she encouraged her sons to pursue professional careers, and as a wife she encouraged her husband to complete his college degree, to pursue a teaching career, and to become a high school principal. She was a retired teacher who earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Northern Colorado and her master's at Colorado College. She taught grade school in Boone and Brush and in Colorado Springs at Madison Elementary School (District 11). She was the first person in her family to earn a college degree and a good conversationalist with a dry sense of humor who offered helpful philosophical perspectives. In her last year of life she was well provided for owing to the care of her son, Michael. She leaves her sons, Tim and Michael, and her three grandchildren, Nicole, Jessica, and Patrick, as well as her four great-granddaughters, Sasha, Mary Chandler, Lally, and Mia. She is survived by her sister, Neva, and was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, her parents and two brothers. A memorial service will be held at 11:15 A.M. on Friday, August 31, at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 331 Main Street, Security, with a luncheon to follow at the church served by the Roman Catholic Daughters. Private internment at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Support Group, P. O. Box 62358, Colorado Springs 80962.

Lally, Thomas William Jr.
Thomas William Lally Jr. - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 24, 1997 - Thomas William Lally Jr., 81, died April 21, 1997, at a local care facility from cancer and Parkinson's disease. He was a retired high school principal, coach and math teacher. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 331 Main St., Security, with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Graves officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. The Ladies of Holy Family Catholic Church will serve a luncheon after burial at the church. Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87, in Fountain is handling arrangements. Mr. Lally was born June 16, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to Thomas William and Adah (Thomas) Lally, who are deceased. He was married July 15, 1939, in Clinton, Okla., to Constance Sears, who lives in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by two sons, Tim of Mobile, Ala., and Michael of Monument; a sister, Helen Curley of Ocean Hills, Calif.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian. Mr. Lally earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and his master's of education from the University of Southern California. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945. He earned the Purple Heart for his service in the first wave on D-Day. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Winnebago Club and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid sports fan who liked college football, high school basketball and professional baseball. Mr. Lally had lived in Widefield since 1967, previously living in Brush, La Veta and Boone. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Support Group, P.O. Box 62385, Colorado Springs 80962; or the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B-100, Colorado Springs 80909.

Lamaak, Elaine L.
Elaine L. Lamaak - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1999 - Elaine L. Lamaak, 73, a longtime Pueblo resident, departed this life on Nov. 5, 1999. Born on Aug. 1, 1926, in Odebolt, Iowa. Survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Lloyd F. Lamaak; sons, Roger (Sharleen) Lamaak Sr., Ronald (Donna) Lamaak, Randy (Mary) Lamaak; grandchildren, Roger (Lisa) Lamaak Jr., Veronica, Lloyd (Chopper) Lamaak, Brenda Cameron and Marlana Lamaak, all of Pueblo; brothers, Robert (Thelma) Brown of Sac City, Iowa, Donald Brown of Storm Lake, Iowa; and sister, Dorothy (Mick) McFarland of Storm Lake, Iowa; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her father, Ewald Brown; and mother, Esther Brown; and brother, Bud Brown. Elaine cherished her collection of family photographs. She devoted much time in the arrangement and layout of family albums. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.

Lamance, Lane Garrett
Lane Garrett Lamance - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 31, 2006 - Lane Garrett Lamance, 22 months, passed away in Colorado Springs on October 26, 2006. He was born December 6, 2004 in Pueblo to Julie Breeden and Matthew Lamance. He is also survived by two sisters, Catrina Peterson and Hailey Nelson, and a brother, Jacob Lamance. Lane had lived in Colorado Springs for ten months. He was loved by so many family and friends. He loved to laugh and play and always had a smile on his face. Lane will be greatly missed. A viewing will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the Swan-Law Cascade Chapel with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs. All family and friends are welcome.

Lamano, Melio
Melio Lamano - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1998 - Melio Lamano, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998. He was a retired farmer and custodian of District 60 schools. He was also a member of FOE Eagles No. 145 as an Inside Guard for many years. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary- sisters, Julia DePietro and Jennie Zitto of Pueblo- brother-in-law, Tony (Jennie) DeSalvo of Pueblo- sisters-in-law, Bernice Spera, Rose Maurello and Mary Maurello, all of Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews- and numerous great-nieces and nephews. No viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, Shrine of St. Therese. Family will greet friends a half hour before the Mass. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food or flower gifts, donations may be made to Arthritis Foundation-Southern Colorado or the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund in his name.

Lamas, Jesusita
Jesusita Lamas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 2004 - Jesusita Lamas, 96, born Nov. 19, 1907, in Magdalena, Gto., Mexico, passed away on Jan. 22, 2004. She came to Colorado in 1921 and has resided in Avondale since 1939. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Salvador Lamas, on Feb. 14, 1980; parents, Bonifacio and Ramona Hernandez; daughter, Elia Miles; sons, Eugene M. Lamas, Mario Lamas; and grandson, Jacob Miles. Survived by her children, Manuel (Theresa) Lamas, Alejandro (Ruth) Lamas, Aurora Roxson, Maria (Ellsworth) Kane, Louis (Jean) Lamas, David (Cathy) Lamas; brother, Tony Hernez; 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jesusita enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling. She enjoyed telling a joke and had a tremendous sense of humor. She was also a great storyteller. Jesusita enjoyed watching her beloved Denver Broncos. Her beautiful smile and her ability to make everyone at ease will be greatly missed. She was a great Samaritan who never turned anyone away from her door. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Sacred Heart Church of Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home in her memory.

Lamb, Albert Arthur
Albert Arthur Lamb - Pueblo Chieftain - March 7, 1987 - Albert Arthur Lamb was born April 15, 1910, in Pueblo, and passed on in Pueblo on March 5, 1987. A master woodworker, he made his trade a lifelong occupation and hobby. He loved his out-of-doors gardening. Member of St. Mary Parish. Predeceased by his parents who were natives of Czechoslovakia. Husband of Albina K. Lamb of the family home to whom he had been married 51 years last Oct. 24; father of Judith (Stephen) Stein of Phoenix, Ariz.; Ivan A. Lamb and Michael J. Lamb, both of Pueblo. Also survived by two brothers, in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Louis Trontel and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kralich as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at St. Mary's Church. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to St. Mary Church in his memory. The family will greet friends in the St. Mary social rooms immediately following entombment. The body will lie in state from noon until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until mass time Saturday at the church.

Lamb, Albina
Albina K. Lamb - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 2002 - Albina K. Lamb, 84, passed on Sept. 16, 2002, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert A. Lamb; survived by daughter, Judith A. (Stephen) Stein, Lincoln, Neb.; sons, Ivan A. Lamb, Mike (Dana) Lamb; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing will be at T.G. McCarthy from 9 to 11 a.m. today. A private family service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Albina's memory to the Make a Wish Foundation through the funeral home.

Lamb, Annie M.
Annie M. Lamb - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2003 - Annie M. Lamb, 82, passed away March 28, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by her children, John Lamb and Ruth Anne (Bill) Pearce, both of Pueblo. Services will be held in Decatur, Ill., at a later date. The family may be contacted through Central Christian Church. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church or a charity of donor's choice through the funeral home.

Lamb, Irene D.
Irene D. Lamb - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2005 - Irene D. Lamb, 82, was called home Feb. 15, 2005. She is survived and cherished by her beloved husband of 60 years, Robert; daughters, Karen (Art) Hayes, Cindy (Leon) Lehman, Roberta Carpenter (Jim Bryant), Sheila (Tim) Jahn and Reyne Carrigan. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon; and parents, Joseph and Helen Purkett. Her heartbroken family will cherish her memory of a totally selfless, devoted, and generous wife, mother and grandmother. At the family's request, services will be private.

Lamb, James
James Lamb – Durango Democrat – September 26, 1902 – Sudden death of Miss Martha Lamb of Gray Creek, near Trinidad, from heart disease prostrated and caused the death of her father, James Lamb.

Lamb, Martha
Martha Lamb – Durango Democrat – September 26, 1902 – Sudden death of Miss Martha Lamb of Gray Creek, near Trinidad, from heart disease prostrated and caused the death of her father, James Lamb.

Lamb, Rose
Rose Wrubel Lamb - Huerfano World - July 4, 2002 - Rose Wrubel Lamb, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, went to her eternal rest on the first day of summer, June 21, 2002. She passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours after having struggled with declining health for many months. Rose was born in Akron, OH, on Nov. 17, 1916, to Sarah Rachel (Cohen) and Philip Wrubel. She attended Tilden High School in Brooklyn, NY, during the height of the Depression, and was the first person in her family to become a high school graduate. Rose's 50-year career as a law secretary began with a job working 6˝ days a week, as the only secretary for 10 lawyers, for the impressive sum of $10 a week. In January 1943, Rose enlisted in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps), which became part of the regular Army as the WAC (Women's Army Corps) in August 1943. She shipped out to go over seas on the HMS Andes from Newport News, VA, on New Year's Day, 1944. Rose's unit, the 6718th WAC Headquarters Platoon, assigned to AAF/MTO (Army Air Forces, Mediterranean Theater of Operations), landed in Casablanca, French Morocco, went on to Tunis, Tunisia and finally was stationed in Caserta, Italy, until the end of the war. For the rest of her life, although she almost never wanted to read or talk or watch movies about war, Rose enjoyed keeping in touch with her army buddies through the 6718 Grapevine newsletter, personal visits and by attendance at many wonderful reunions. After the war, Rose lived between Miami Beach, FL, and Brooklyn, NY, traveling whenever she could, raising her daughter, visiting with family and friends, attending Broadway plays, and going to the beach every chance she got. In those days, going to the beach involved trying to get a suntan, collecting sea shells, swimming with tiny shore fish, and no ringing phones. Special vacation trips she took included a cross-country trip with her brother David in the late 40's, nightclubbing in Havana, Cuba (in pre-Fidel Castro days), and visiting the islands of St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Hawaii. Rose retired to Miami Beach, FL, in 1973, and visited her family in Gardner, CO, almost every year from 1979 through 1993, when she moved to Walsenburg. She had been a resident of the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg since January 2000. Her main pleasures in the latter part of her life included spending time with her family, eating out, doing crossword puzzles, smoking Pall Malls and keeping everybody on their toes! Rose will be so sadly missed by all her friends and family. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David Wrubel and Nat (Sophia) Rubel; and sister, Pearl (Jack) Rieder. Survived by her daughter, Joyce H. Lamb; her grandchildren, Pearl and Ted Archuleta; her sister, Gloria W. Marvin, California; the Gardner family; her nephew, Albert (Joan) Rieder, Nebraska; her niece, Naomi Rieder, New York; numerous generations of nieces, nephews and cousins and many cherished lifelong friends.

Lamb, William Jr.
William Lamb, Jr. - Wray Rattler - August 15, 1918 - William Lamb, Jr., 15 years old, was instantly killed at Pueblo when run over by an auto truck.

Lambert, Bryan D.
Bryan D. Lambert - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2001 - Bryan D. Lambert, 47, of Canon City, died April 7, 2001, in Canon City. Mr. Lambert was born in Pueblo on Jan. 2, 1954, to James Milton Lambert of Pueblo and Nancy Lee Cornwell of Blanca. On July 12, 1974, in Pueblo, Mr. Lambert was married to Edith Kraivich, who survives. He was a lieutenant with the Department of Corrections at the pre-release facility. Mr. Lambert had moved to Canon City from Pueblo 15 years ago. He loved to hunt and fish and loved the Broncos. Both parents survive him; his wife, Edith; children, Nancy (Art) Ultsch of Wetmore and Bryan Lambert of Canon City; brother, Mike Lambert of Boulder Creek, Calif.; sister, Linda Shivers of Boulder Creek, Calif.; grandchildren, David, Austin, Michael and Brandon and Natalie. Funeral service, 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, Holt Chapel of the Garden. Services will conclude at the chapel.

Lambert, Charles
Charles Lambert - Huerfano Herald – November 11, 1880 – Dreadful Death - Two Men Hurled into Eternity - While Coming Down The Mountain On A Push Car - It is our painful duty to record today one of the most frightful and unfortunate accidents it has ever been our province to relate. As our readers are aware the fall is about 228 feet to the mile from the top of the mountain to this place, a distance of fifteen miles. It has been the custom since the completion of the road to Summit for many of the section men, and others, when desiring to descend the mountain to call into service a push car and allow it to make its own time down the steep and circuitous grade often reaching the frightful velocity of 60 or 70 miles per hour. On Saturday afternoon the boss and four section men from Ojo started for this city on one of these cars. The car consists merely of a small square platform, with brake, fastened upon four wheels, its weight being about eight hundred pounds. They had proceeded to within about five miles of La Veta, and were running at a swift rate when they encountered a snowdrift, upsetting the car, pitching Charles Lambert and Jose Maria Martinez in front of it and scattering men and car in wild confusion. The fall was a terrible one, crushing and bruising the unfortunate men that received its force, and bending the heavy iron axles like withs. Charles Lambert was killed almost instantly, receiving internal injuries from which he never ... (unfinished) (speaking of Martinez) everything that anyone could suggest was done to alleviate his suffering, but after lingering until Sunday afternoon, his spirit passed to the Great Beyond. He was aged about 25 years, a Mexican by birth, and had only been employed as section hand since the middle of October. His mother and two brothers reside in Walsenburg and were notified in time to be with him in his last hours. He is spoken of as an intelligent, genial Mexican, of more then ordinary ability, a kind and dutiful son, an affectionate brother, and one who occupied a warm place in the hearts of numerous friends. Charles Lambert was a Polander by birth, aged about 45 or 50 years, and had only been employed in the section a month, coming from Pueblo to Ojo. He is spoken of by friends in high terms as a kind, genial man, one who scarcely ever drank, and never to excess. He was fond of music and spent many pleasant evenings at the store of Sager & Berry, playing the accordion for the amusement of the boys that congregate there. He was industrious and economical, and careful in the expenditure of his money. He leaves a brother and some children at Aurora, Ill., his wife having died several years before. Our Denver & Rio Grande did all that it was possible to do to alleviate the pain of the suffering one, and when death came tenderly and carefully cared for the remains. Both were prepared for their long and silent sleep in an appropriate manner, and forwarded to their respective friends. The accident is a sad and sorrowful one, harrowing in the extreme to the bereaved relatives, but under the circumstances it is fortunate that the entire crew were not instantly killed.

Lambert, J. J.
J. J. Lambert – Pueblo Indicator – January 8, 1916 – Noted Newspaper Man Dead – Captain J.J. Lambert, founder and publisher of the Chieftain for a great many years, died at his home in this city January 5 after a prolonged illness, and thus passed away one of the venturesome pioneer newspaper men of Colorado. He was born at Wexford, Ireland in 1837, came to this country when ten years of age, became a printer five years later, joined the Union army in 1863, was commissioned a captain of the Ninth Iowa cavalry two years later, joined the Pueblo Chieftain in 1869 and was at the head of the company until 1903. In 1903 he founded the Sacred Heart Orphanage and gave to it liberally of his wealth. Captain Lambert was one of those genteel, kindly disposed, benevolent and sympathetic type of Irishmen who have helped to make the land of their birth famous for its hospitality, its courage and its enterprise, its deep and lasting friendships. He had learned early in life to master himself and this valuable lesson was of great assistance to him in his enterprising career later on as a publisher and employer. He was always helpful and loyal to Pueblo and all who knew him well were his friends.

Lambert, James L. Jr.
James L. Lambert Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1999 - James L. Lambert Jr., 73, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born on May 21, 1925, in Waverly, Wash. Jim served in the U.S. Navy from December 1943 to May 1946 on a landing craft in the South Pacific. He came to Pueblo in 1961 to operate the cafeterias at the Pueblo Army Depot. He owned two popular downtown restaurants for 20 years -- the Christmas" Restaurant and Lambert's Coffee Shop. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Nemeyer Lambert, and his second wife, Angie Scalese Lambert. Survived by two daughters, Sherry (Bud) O'Hara and Rebecca (Richard) Golden- five grandchildren, Kim (Shane) Milberger, David (Holly) Waller, Darrel Waller, Richard and Greg Golden- great-grandchildren, Dalton and Drew Milberger and Dylan Waller- and other relatives, all of Pueblo. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Ward officiating. The casket will remain closed at the service. The family will receive friends following the service at 1910 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo. Interment will be Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Lambert, Theresa Ann
Theresa Ann Lambert (Schafer) - Pueblo Chieftain - January 24, 2006 - Theresa Ann Lambert (Schafer), 62, born May 1, 1943, passed away Jan. 23, 2006. Survived by her husband, Gerald Lambert; children, Angela M. Lambert and Anthony Lambert, both of Denver; niece, April McClean of Glastonbury, Conn.; grandchildren, Tyler Weaver, Antonio Lambert, Alicia Lambert, Autumn J. (AJ) Lambert and Jessie Lambert, all of Denver; brothers, Mike Schafer and Douglas Schafer, both of Lincoln, Neb.; Steve Schafer of Peace Valley, Mo.; and her many friends in the Railroading Sams Camping Chapter and those in Tops 55 Club. At her request, cremation with no service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in her memory.

Lambeth, Gordon
Gordon Lambeth - Carthage Press – January 1, 2005 - Carthage, MO - Gordon Lambeth, 61, state of Colorado, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at his home. He was born May 29, 1943, in Carthage, to A.J. Lambeth and Agatha Lambeth. He moved to Colorado in 1982, where he fulfilled his childhood dream of working on a cattle ranch. He worked for John Didero and Biber Cattle Company. His love for the great outdoors and ranching gave him great joy. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Beverly; two sons and their wives, Jeff and Toni Lambeth, Trinidad, Colo., and Toby and Paige Lambeth, of Trinchera, Colo.; his mother, Agatha Lambeth, Carthage; his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Doris Lambeth, Noel; his sister and brother-in-law, Rolena and Stan Shaw, Carl Junction; his sister-in-law June Carpenter, Oak Grove, Mo.; his grandsons Craig, Chad and Colton; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, A.J.; and a brother, Jimmy. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Dudenville Cemetery, with the Rev. Bob Simon, officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage, Thursday, Dec. 30. In lieu of flowers memorial, contributions may be made to the Hoehne Colorado FFA, P.O. Box 91, Hoehne, CO 81046.

Lambrecht, Barbara
Barbara “Bob” “Bub” Lambrecht - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2003 - Barbara “Bob” “Bub” Lambrecht , 65, of Salida, Colo., born Feb. 17, 1938 died Oct. 15, 2003. Predeased by husband Julian “Cub” Lambrecht. Survived by children: Debbie (Tony) Lamplough of Fountain, Daniel (Cindy) Lambrecht of Canon City, Donald (Kim) Lambrecht, Wyoming. Sister: Rosie (Sam) Potter of Avondale. Nephews, Clint and Brian Potter, brother John (Wanda) Sell. Grandchildren: Ben, Doug, Carl, Jolene, Shannon, Lillian, Donald Jr., Julian, Janelle, Jay, and Julianna. Great Grandchildren: Benito, Trevor, Tyler, and Mya. Survived, also, by numerous relatives and friends. Memorial Service, Sunday, Oct.19th, 2:00p.m. at 6792 County Rd. 105, Salida, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Headstart, P.O. Box 827, Salida, Colo., 81201. Thank you. “Bub” was raising her grandchildren, Jay and Julianna, and volunteered at Headstart in Salida for many years. She is very loved and will always be missed, as is our “Cub”.

Lambuth, Bloyce Sarver
Bloyce Sarver Lambuth - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 1997 - Bloyce Sarver Lambuth passed away Aug. 13, 1997, in Pueblo. Mr. Lambuth homesteaded in the Beulah area where he farmed and ranched for many years. He was a longtime member of the Colorado Cattleman's Association and the Broadway Christian Church in Pueblo. Mr. Lambuth was preceded in death by six sisters, four brothers and a grandchild. He is survived by his sons, Marvin and Kenneth Lambuth- a daughter, Marjorie (Chester) Evans, all of Pueblo- his grandsons, Timothy (Judy) Evans, Mark (Peggy) Lambuth, Matthew (Nancy) Lambuth and Martin (Mary Beth) Lambuth- 12 great-grandchildren- five great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

LaMear, Amanda J.
Amanda J. La Mear – Glendale News-Press – July 27, 1934 - Amanda J. La Mear, July 26, at 608 Kimlin Drive; loving mother of Thomas J. O'Brien of Glendale, Mrs. Ida Soderholm of Lake City, Colo.; also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services Saturday, July 28, at 9 a.m. at St. Dominic's Catholic church, Eagle Rock, L. G. Scovern Co., directors. [Submitter's note: Amanda Hinton/Obrien/Lamear was the mother of the O'Brien children.  Amanda arrived in Empire, Clear Creek County about 1884 with her family consisting of her husband, Peter Lamear, her children, Ida Mary O'Brien, age 18, Maggie O'Brien, age 17, Thomas J. O'Brien, age 16, John O'Brien, age 13, her step-son, William David Lamear, age 8 and her youngest son, Robert Emmit Lamear, age 3. She lived many years in Pueblo, Colorado and moved to Los Angeles County, California after she was eighty-five years of age.  She died on 26 July 1923 and is buried in the Calvary Cemetery, Claremont, California. Peter Lamear, husband of Amanda Hinton/Obrien/Lamear died possibly in Idaho Springs, Colorado about 1884-85.]

LaMear, Emmit
Emmit La Mear - Lake City Times - February 8, 1900 – Sad News For Mrs. Carrothers - Mrs. Ida Carrothers returned Sunday evening from Pueblo, and on Monday she received a telegram announcing the death of her youngest brother, Emmit Le Mear, at Cripple Creek. The first intimation she had that the boy was sick was conveyed in a telegram received Sunday night saying he was dying. Mrs. Carrothers and John O'Bryan, an older brother, departed for Cripple Creek Tuesday morning to attend the funeral. The boy was with his mother at the time of his death. He will be remembered by Lake City people, he having spent much time here with his mother. Lake City Times - February 15, 1900 - John O'Brien and Mrs. Carrothers returned Sunday night from their sad mission to Pueblo - attending the funeral of their brother, Emmit Le Mear. The boy died in Cripple Creek after an illness with pneumonia two days. Mrs. Le Mear, with the remains, met Mrs. Carrothers and Mr. O'Brien at Florence and together they proceeded to Pueblo, where the boy was buried. [Submitter's note: Robert Emmit Lamear, born 1882 in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, died 1900 in Clear Creek County, Colorado, buried at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.  Robert Emmit Lamear was born 6 May 1882 in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri to Peter F. and Amanda (Hinton/Obrien) Lamear. He accompanied his parents to Colorado when he was about two years old. From newspaper articles in Lake City, Robert Emmit was in Clear Creek County at the time of his death in 1900.]

Lamkin, C. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. C. H. Lamkin - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - February 6, 1879 - Died - At the family residence in South Pueblo, Colorado, January 29, 1879, Mrs. C. H. Lamkin, daughter of J. Abney. Aged 29 years old. The deceased leaves a husband and three children to mourn her untimely death. During her illness of about three weeks all that medical skill, and kind and affectionate nursing could do, to alleviate her suffering was done, but in vain, and now she sleeps that sleep from which none ever wake. The funeral services took place form the family residence at 2:30 p.m. yesterday, and were attended by many sympathizing friends. The funeral was one of the largest that has taken place in Pueblo for a long time.

Lamme, Henry Grant
Henry Grant Lamme - Huerfano World - January 25, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1928: Died, Henry Grant Lamme, 63, who has lived in Huerfano County since 1893 and worked for 28 years as manager for Colorado Supply at Hezron and Pictou.

Lamme, James McGrew Sr.
James McGrew Lamme Sr. - Huerfano World - July 19, 1973 - Funeral services for Dr. James McGrew Lamme Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. today at the former Community Church. La Veta Lodge 59, AF&AM, will confer graveside rites at Masonic Cemetery. Dr. Lamme died July 12, 1973, at Huerfano Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1890, in Sibley, Iowa, and moved to Colorado as a child, living in several coal camps before graduating from Canon City High School in 1907. He graduated from Colorado School of Medicine in 1911, when he moved to La Veta and entered practice with his brother, Dr. Julian Lamme. In 1912, he married Addie Lee Kincaid. She died in 1962. In 1919, the Lamme brothers moved to Walsenburg and established the Lamme Brothers Hospital. In 1948, his son joined him in practice. Dr. Lamme practiced 53 years in Huerfano County, retiring because of ill health in 1964. Dr. Lamme was a charter member of Walsenburg Rotary Club, charter member and past master of La Veta Lodge 59, member of Pueblo Consistory and Shrine, had served on the city council and school board, and was a member of numerous medical societies at the national, state and county levels. Surviving are his son Dr. James M. Lamme Jr. of Walsenburg; a daughter, a sister, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lamme, Patricia
Patricia Lord Lamme - Huerfano World - November 16, 1989 - Patricia Lord Lamme of Walsenburg died at her home Tuesday night, Nov. 14, 1989. Mrs. Lamme is survived by her son James Lamme, Great Barrington, MA; three daughters, Judy Cochrane, Englewood, Jennifer Mandelson, Denver and Jane Ackerman, Redondo Beach, CA; a brother, John Lord, Pacific Grove, CA; and her mother, Mrs. Winifred Lord, Pacific Grove, CA; and five grandchildren. Her husband, Dr. James Lamme Jr. died in March of this year. At her request Mrs. Lamme was cremated. Service arrangements are pending. The family requests donations to the Huerfano Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Patricia Lord Lamme - Huerfano World - November 16, 1989 - Patricia Lord Lamme What a woman! Brilliant, indefatigable, humorous. She was a combination of Joan of Arc, Auntie Mame, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Tallulah Bankhead. She was always on stage. The lights and curtain came up and Pat was front and center. Even when she was sick--as she often was these past two years--the performances were impressive; engaging, charming, witty. Great theatre, never phony. She always carried her audience with her and made them feel good, happy, alive. Her motto seemed to be, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone." There was always laughter around Pat, Her voice would swoop up and down; great emphasis here, a sly whisper there, sentences and paragraphs punctuated with chuckles and bawdy laughter. We all joined in, captivated by this incredible woman! She never did anything half-way. Every ounce of energy--and her energy seemed boundless--went into any undertaking on her long list of family and civic responsibilities. Remember the Lions' Club shows? Her work with the Historical Society? Those parties and weddings? Wow! A family woman, first and foremost, she and Jim Lamme raised and nurtured four exceptional children, sent them away from home to start their own families. They were always available to their children for encouragement and support. After Jim died last year her family rallied round and gave her the same kind of support, helped brighten the days and nights of loneliness she must have experienced. Probably, of her many accomplishments, she'd most like to be remembered as the excellent bridge player she was. At the bridge table she was inventive, clever, witty, ruthless, and had the instincts of a riverboat gambler. She relished cagey end-play, the unexpected lead, the crushing trump of her opponent's ace. She loved winning and won often; when she lost, she was always the gracious loser. Competitive, but never combative. As good a player as she was, she still showed respect and patience for her less skilled partners and opponents. She wouldn't like us saying how much we'll miss her, nor how well we'll remember her. "Don't get maudlin!", she'd have yelled, her eyes snapping and her brow suddenly furrowed. And then dissolve into a smile, the consummate actress. But gee, gosh, gerwillikers, Pat, we can't help it. We miss you so much! Her "Broth", John Lord.

Lamme, S. Julian
Dr. S. Julian Lamme - Huerfano World - June 18, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1950: Died, Dr. S. Julian Lamme, who began his medical practice in La Veta, after graduation from college in 1904, later opened the hospital and moved to Walsenburg in 1919.

Lammo, Angelo
Angelo Lammo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1939 – Angelo Lammo, 79, Friday, 1024 Elm. Husband of Mrs. Maria Lammo; stepfather of Anthony Nerone; grandfather of Mrs. Mary Marine, Pueblo; Mrs. Rose Diyorio and Mrs. Lena Climite, both of Los Angeles. Great grandfather of seven. Member of Mt. Carmel church and Italian Fidelity society. Announcements later.

Lamorie, Claude M.
Claude M. Lamorie - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – November 17, 2003 - Claude M. Lamorie, 89, entered into eternal life to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 after a short illness. Claude was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Claude was born on August 24, 1914 in Tercio (Torres) Colorado to Jose Euebio Lamorie and Julianita Medina. Claude spent most of his early youth on the Medina Plaza which was founded by his great-great maternal grandfather, Agpito Medina. Claude attended elementary school in Tercio, Colorado and later attended East Street and Rice Schools in Trinidad. During the great depression of World War II, at the age of seventeen, Claude along with his brothers, Mike and Joe, worked in CC camps for $1.00 a day. Claude was employed as a coal miner for Jeffery Coal Company and Meggison Coal Company from 1928 to 1932. He then transferred to the Double Steeple Company and Temple Fuel Company from 1934 to 1937. On July 16, 1936, Claude was united in marriage to Mary Valdez. Out of this union, Claude was blessed with seven children, two sons and five daughters. Following his marriage, Claude became employed as a mail carrier traveling from Vermejo Park to Tercio from 1937 to 1946. During this time, Claude also employed at the Vermejo Cattle and Dude Ranch. While employed at the ranch, he was privileged to meet Mr. Herbert Hoover, his wife and son, Allan. Claude coordinated their leisure time activities. He personally took them on a private fishing trip during their ten day stay at the ranch. For a brief time Claude worked for the C F & I until he purchased the Sunny Side Tavern in 1946. He owned and supervised operations of the business establishment until he sold it in 1991. Claude served as Vice President and Chairman of the Board of the Las Animas County Liquor Association from 1947 to 1952. He became an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), Aerie No. 179 in 1947. Claude had a strong interest in politics and ran for Las Animas County Sheriff in 1958. With his continued interest in the growth of the community, Claude was very active in the Community Action Program which brought much prosperity to the Las Animas County in the early 1960s. Claude served as General Foreman for the Las Animas County from 1960 to 1965. He later accepted the position of Senior Purchasing Agent for Las Animas County under the direction of many prominent Las Animas County Commissioners. He served the county in this position from 1965 until his retirement in 1984. Following his retirement, Claude and Mary spent their time often traveling to Las Vegas and other cities across the United States. In June of 1969, Claude and Mary celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. In December of 1999, Claude became a resident at the Colfax Miners Longterm Care Facility. At the center he made many friends. He enjoyed traveling with other residents on different recreational outings. He especially loved his trips to the casino. While at the center, Claude played cards and pool with other residents who became very dear friends. Claude especially looked forward to his weekends when his family would come and visit. Claude was an avid sports fan. He especially loved his Bronco's and was able to attend many games with his grandson, Earl James Garcia as a VIP. Claude was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle. Claude was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Euebio and Julianita Lamorie; his wife of 65 years, Mary Lamorie; daughter, Ethel; grandsons, Joseph John "JJ" and Joshua Adam Vigil and great granddaughter, Alexis Lamorie; brothers, Frank, Fred, Mike and Joe Lamorie. He is survived by his devoted granddaughter Claudine Gonzales (Glenn Moltrer) and great grandson, Gabriel Valles who held him near and dear in their hearts. Others that brought much joy to their grandfather are Jeremy Lamorie (Nicole) and Robyn Abeyta Robertson. Those left to treasure his memory are his children and grandchildren. Sons, Claude (Carolyn) Lamorie Jr., Brighton, Max (Cheryl) Lamorie, North Carolina; daughters, Gladys (Earl) Garcia, Littleton; Laura Lamorie, Longmont; Velma (Leon) Gutierrez, Trinidad; Sharlene Lamorie, Trinidad; grandchildren, Dearna, Earl James, Earlene, Kevin, Regina, Shayne, Clint, Craig, Corey, LeJon, Gabrielle, Charles, Jason, Elisha and 21 great grandchildren. Sister, Della Salvador, Denver; brothers, Leo Lamorie, Denver; Dave (Tillie) Lamorie, Denver. Special and loving niece Sandra Lamorie Romero, Lakewood and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. A Rosary is scheduled for Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass will be held Friday, November 14 at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Eugene Renard officiating. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Jeremy Lamorie, Charles Garcia, Earl James Garcia, Jason Vigil, Craig Lovato and Clint Lovato. Honorary pallbearers are Glenn Moltrer, Barney Urtado, John Avila, Lawrence Rivera, Henry Gonzales, Rudy Mestas, Kevin Lamorie, Corey Lovato, LeJon Gutierrez, Shayne Lamorie, Ernest Moltrer, Dean Moltrer, Ray Moltrer, Adrian Perea and his many dear friends. The family may be contacted at 23561 County Road 18.2, Trinidad, CO 81082 The family of Claude Lamorie has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home

LaMoureaux, Sheila Diane
Sheila Diane Saunders LaMoureaux - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2003 - Sheila Diane Saunders LaMoureaux, 46, of Pueblo passed away unexpectedly, Nov. 1, 2003. Born June 22, 1957, in Pueblo, Colo. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, and memorial service, 5 p.m. Friday; both at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after the service.

Lampton, Jennie E.
Jennie E. Lampton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1986 - Jennie E. Lampton passed away at a local hospital Nov. 27, 1986. Survived by her husband, Walter H. Lampton of the family home; nephew and niece, Dr. and Mrs. Norman G. Hotzel, Pueblo; and stepson, Elwood Lampton, Tucson, Ariz. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Pueblo Chapter No. 7, Order of Eastern Star and San Isabel Shrine No. 7, W. S. of J. She was born Sept. 19, 1900, in Emporia, Kan., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Formerly employed at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Rouch Chapel with the Rev. Philip L. Green Jr., pastor of her church, officiating, followed by Eastern Star Service. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lampton, Walter H.
Walter H. Lampton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1987 - Walter H. Lampton, 90, passed away Nov. 10, 1987. Mr. Lampton is survived by one son, Walter Elwood (Anna Marie) Lampton of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Alma Hotzel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday, Nov. 12, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 1987, at Imperial Chapel, with the Rev. Phil L. Green Jr. officiating. Interment, Resthaven, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Normen Jay Hotzel at 1520 Saratoga Road.

Lamun, Opal
Opal Lamun - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Opal Lamun, 93, passed away Dec. 27, 1999, in Pueblo. Graveside service will be held Thursday at Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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