The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Lapin, Blanche
Blanche Lapin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2002 - Blanche Lapin, 91, passed away Nov. 11, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Ida Lapin; sister, Goldie Levine; brothers, Charles, Jake and Willie Lapin. Survived by sister, Selma Merkowitz; brother, Dr. Joseph Lapan; and sister-in-law, Sadie Lapin; special nieces and nephews, Dianne Brooks, Brian (Virginia) Brooks, Robin Brooks, Betsy Brooks, Dean (Robbie) Lapin, Colin Lapin, Larry (Judy) Merkowitz; and numerous other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Temple Emanuel today, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at 12:30 p.m.

Lapin, Sadie
Sadie Lapin - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2004 - Sadie Lapin, 89, born April 2, 1915, passed away Sept. 22, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Jake Lapin; two brothers and one sister. Survived by her daughter, Dianne Brooks; son, Dean (Robbie) Lapin; grandchildren, Brian (Virginia) Brooks, Robin Brooks, Betsy (Eric) DeCesaro, Colin Lapin, Michelle (Randy) Hayes; great-grandchildren, Henry, Thomas and Charlie Brooks, Max Hayes; sister, Lorraine (Al) Strickman; and numerous nieces and nephews. At her request, cremation. Graveside inurnment, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Belmont Senior Care, Parkview Skilled Nursing and Dr. Reichert for their wonderful care of Sadie.

Lappin, Mahlon
Mahlon Lappin - Brandon Bell - October 15, 1915 - Mahlon Lappin, aged 71, died at Walsenburg as the result of a runaway accident.

Laprarie, Fred O.
Fred O. Laprarie - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1987 - Fred O. Laprarie, Pueblo resident the past 30 years, late of 38 Dundee Lane, passed away Sept. 15, 1987, at St. Luke's Hospital, Denver, following a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 1, 1934, in Centerpoint, La. Employed by Dana Corp. for 21 years. Member, Belmont Baptist Church. Survived by widow, Mrs. Betty J. Laprarie, of the family home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Laprarie Sr., Deville, La.; and by the following brothers and sisters: Alma Clark, Centerpoint, La., Azery Laprarie, Groves, Texas, Myrt Broderick, Lindenhurst, N.Y., Mildred Cooper, Denham Springs, La., Leo C. Laprarie, Pueblo, Colo., Sam W. Laprarie Jr. and Tim Laprarie, both of Deville. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by three brothers, Franklin, Dennis R. and Alvin Laprarie, and sister, Alene Laprarie. Services, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Tuttle, pastor of Lake Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lara, Betty C.
Betty C. Lara - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Betty C. Lara, 70, passed away March 23, 2003, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ray Lara. Her survivors include her children, Tony (Julie) Lara, Patsy (Pedro) Zabala, Frank Lara, Nick (Melanie) Lara, Debbie (Dave) Salas, Sandra M. Lara, Thomas Lara, Robert (Sandra) Lara, Sam (Melinda) Lara and David Lara; mother, Mary Solano; brothers and sisters, Inez (Ray) Duran, Leroy (Dora) Solano, Floyd (Sadie) Solano, Rosie (Al) Lucero; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Betty was like an angel of light and will remain in our hearts forever. Funeral service, 10 am today, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. She will be laid to rest next to her loving husband in the Imperial Cemetery. Donations may be made in memory of Betty through the mortuary.

Lara, C. Albert
C. Albert Lara - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2003 - C. Albert Lara, 93, of Colorado City, formerly of Denver, died Dec. 25, 2003. Preceded in death by wife, Beatrice E. Lara; daughter, Jeanne E. Kattau; grandson-in-law, Lee Knapp; and great-grandson, Jimmie Barrett. Survived by daughter, Barbara Simonton; grandchildren, Karen Newvahner, Ginger Knapp, Michael Simonton, Mark Simonton, Barbara McDowell, Steven Kattau (his best buddy), 16 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, three brothers and four sisters. Mr. Lara was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Memorial contributions can be made to Colorado Talking Books, 180 Sheridan Ave., Denver, Colo. Service, noon Monday, Highland Mortuary, Thornton, Colo. Interment, Highland Cemetery. Funeral home is Highland Mortuary in Thornton, Colo.

Lara, Ernest Joseph
Ernest Joseph Lara - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 8, 2007 - Ernest Joseph Lara, age 61, a Widefield resident since 1979 and previously of Denver and Germany, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at his home. He was a retired Correctional Officer and Army Veteran who served two tours in Viet Nam. Ernest Joseph Lara was born on July 5, 1945 in Trinidad, Colorado to Charles Lara and Cleofes (Valdez) Serna. Ernest joined his beloved Maria, whom he married on March 26, 1974. Mr. Lara is survived by his two sons: Angelo C. Lehocky of Germany and Richard J. (wife Veronica) Lara of El Paso, Texas; three daughters: Serena (husband Anthony) Morton, Sr. of Thornton, Colorado, Kathy (husband Frank) Vigil of Trinidad, and Lizzy Vanloon of Pueblo; two brothers: Lawrence Lucero and Eugene Serna and two sisters: Stephanie Casey and Alice Ynostroza. Also surviving is his mother, Cleofes Valdez-Serna. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation 426 C Street, NE Washington, DC 20002.

Lara, Felix F. Sr.
Felix F. Lara Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2004 - Felix F. Lara Sr., 73, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born July 2, 1930, in Pueblo, Colo., to Atencio and Lena Lara who preceded him; along with a son, Felix F. Lara Jr.; twin brother, Ray Lara. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Lara; sons, Joseph and Daniel Lara; sisters, Margie Padilla, Mary Gomez, Lupe (Louis) Torres; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Felix retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1974, after which he enjoyed spending time with his family in the outdoors. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lara, Leandro
Leandro Lara - World Independent - February 5, 1946 - Leandro Lara, a former employee of the Taylor Coal Mining Company, died at the Lamme hospital this morning of injuries incurred in an accident July 19 last, in which he suffered a broken back. He was born Feb. 28, 1878 in Old Mexico, and died at the age of 67 years. Survivors include his widow, Margaret, of Cemetery Hill, three daughters, Mrs. Ben Archuleta of Walsenburg, Miss Olga Lara of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Woodrow Kramer of Pacific Grove, Calif.; and by three sons, George, Leandro Jr., and Arthur all of Walsenburg. He was a member of the Rouse local UMWA. Funeral arrangements will be announced later, pending arrival of relatives. Arrangements are under direction of the Unfug Peet Mortuary. ***** February 18, 1946 - Funeral services for Leandro Lara, who died Friday as the result of injuries incurred in a mine accident, will be held Tuesday (tomorrow) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Spanish Presbyterian Church here. The Rev. Eluid Valdes will officiate at the services. Members of the Rouse Local 7395, of which the deceased was a member, will attend the services in a body, and will conduct their committal service at the grave. Arrangements are under the direction of the Unfug Peet mortuary.

Lara, Ray
Ray Lara - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2003 - Ray Lara passed away Dec. 29, 2002, in Pueblo. Ray was born July 2, 1930, and has been a lifelong Pueblo resident. He was employed at CF&I Steel Mill before receiving a disability retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandson Andy. He will be missed but will always remain in our hearts. His survivors include his wife, Betty Lara; his children, Tony (Julie) Lara, Frank Lara, Nick (Melanie) Lara, Tom Lara, Robert (Sandy) Lara, Sam (Melinda) Lara, David Lara, Patsy (Pete) Zabala, Debbie (Dave) Salas, Sandra Lara; brothers and sisters, Margie Padilla, Lupe (Luis) Torres, Mary Gomez, Chano (Mary) Lara; 40 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from noon until 5 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2003. Both services will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 421 Clark St. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall following the graveside service. Those wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Ray to Betty Lara, 813 Roitz, Pueblo, CO 81006.

Larabee, Lois C.
Mrs. Lois C. Larabee - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1924 - The body of Mrs. Lois C. Larabee, who died September 16th in Berkeley, Calif. at the home of her son Henry Larabee, where she had been visiting, will be brought to Pueblo and be taken to the United Davies Vories parlors. Mrs. Larabee is survived by three sons, William Larabee of 506 West Ninth Street, Henry of Berkeley, Calif., and Frank of Chicago. She was a member of the Seven Day Adventist church.

Larabee, William
William Larabee, Pueblo Chieftain November 5, 1961, late of 2025 E. 12th, formerly of the Donahue Apartments, 712 E. 3rd. Nov. 4. Brother of Henry Larabee, Concord, Calif. Brother-in-law of Miss. Eva Clark, Pueblo. A resident of Pueblo since 1880. A mechanic, retired from the U. S. Government Air Service. His wife, Malinda May Larabee, died in 1939. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain Nov. 7, 1961. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Ernest Decker, pastor of Mesa Presbyterian Church, officiating. To Roselawn.

Larce, Presno
Presno Larce - Akron Weekly Pioneer Press - May 8, 1914 - Ludlow Fire Horror - Blamed on Militia and Mine Guards by Coroner's Jury - Men Under Command of Linderfelt and Hamrock Fired Strikers' Tent Colony, is Finding - Trinidad, Colo. - The jury conducting the coroner's inquest into the cause of the Ludlow disaster returned a verdict Saturday implicating the militia, mine guards, Maj. Patrick Hamrock and Lieut. K. E. Linderfelt. The jury was out one hour and returned two separate counts, the first of which is as follows: "Alfred Martin, member of the militia; Presno Larce, Louis Tikas, Frank Snyder, Frank Rubins, James Tyler, Frank Bartalato and Charles Costa came to their deaths by bullet wounds in the battle between the militiamen under Major Hamrock and Lieutenant Linderfelt and mine guards, on one side, and strikers on the other; said battle held in or about Ludlow on the twentieth day of April, 1914." The second count reads: "Cardelima Costa, Petra Valdez, Rogaro Pedregone, Clovine Pedregone, Lucy Costa, Oragio Costa, Elvira Valdez, Mary Valdez, Eulaila Valdez, Rodolso Valdez, Frank Petrucci, Lucy Petrucci and Joseph Petrucci came to their deaths by asphyxiation or fire, or both, caused by the burning of the tents of the Ludlow tent colony, and that fire on the tents was started by militiamen under Major Hamrock and Lieutenant Linderfelt or mine guards, or both, on the twentieth day of April, 1914. Signed Casimiro Cruz, Foreman. George Stracy, M. W. Babcock, A. W. Nash, F. J. Doveton, J. W. Bartlett." When asked if he would file complaints against Hamrock and Linderfelt on the findings of the coroner's inquest, J. J. Hendrick, district attorney, said he would do nothing until he learned what the people most closely interested in the outcome of the inquest were going to do. Routt County Sentinel - May 8, 1914 - Commission at Ludlow Camp - Cause of All Trouble Due to the Importation of Lawless and Ignorant Foreigners - Denver, May 2 - Absolute responsibility for the fatal battle of Ludlow Monday, April 20, was placed upon the Greeks of the strikers' colony at Ludlow by the military board consisting of Judge Advocate Major E. J. Boughton, Captains W. C. Danks and Phillip S. Van Cise of the Colorado National Guard. This commission was appointed April 25 by Adjutant General Chase with instructions to report on all the incidents of the battle, preceding and subsequent, and to make such report "without malice or favor." The officers examined under oath all officers and prisoners, "as many as possible of the soldiers, deputies, mine guards and townspeople of Ludlow and nearby coal camps." They made strenuous effort to obtain testimony of strikers but without success reporting that a personal request made upon Mr. Lawson and Mr. McLennon, strike leaders, in Denver, was answered in their presence by Mr. Hawkins, their attorney, "declining to give us any information upon the ground that our inquiry was not publicly conducted." The board found that the "remote cause of this as well as other battles, lies with the coal operators who established in an American industrial community a numerous class of ignorant, lawless and savage South European peasant. The underlying cause was the presence, near Ludlow, in daily contact of three discordant elements - strikers, soldiers and mine guards - all armed and fostering an increasing deadly hatred which sooner or later was bound to find some such expression. The immediate cause of the battle upon the soldiers by the Greek inhabitants of the tent colony who misinterpreted a movement of troops on a neighboring mine." Concerning Louis Tikas, the Greek leader who was killed in the battle, the report says: "During the evening Louis Tikas, James Filer and an unknown striker were taken prisoners. Lieutenant K. E. Linderfelt swung his Springfield rifle, breaking the stock over the head of Tikas." This incident followed a heated controversy between the lieutenant and the Greek. The report continues: "An attempt to hang Tikas went so far that a rope was produced and thrown over a telegraph pole. This lynching was prevented by Lieutenant Linderfelt, who turned Tikas over to a non-commissioned officer, whom he directed to be responsible for his life. Shortly afterward all three prisoners were killed by gunshot wounds. The only bullet found in his body was of a kind not used by the soldiers, although the two other wounds might have been made by Springfield rifle bullets of the uniformed men." Relative to the suffocation and the burning of two women and eleven children in the tent colony the report says: "Eleven children and two women were smothered to death in a small pit under one of the tents. None of them was hit by a bullet. The pit was not large enough to support the life of such a number for many hours. The construction of the pit made it a veritable deathtrap and its inmates probably died from suffocation before the tents were burned. When found there were no signs that the women and children had crowded into the entrance of the pit as would have been the case had they attempted to rush out when the tent above caught fire." The report states that the colony was looted by participants and spectators in the battle and that 15,000 rounds of ammunition were taken from the tent marked "headquarters of John Lawson." Only one person was killed or wounded in the colony by a gunshot. Frank Snyder, a 12-year-old boy, was shot in the head. His father stated that evening that his boy had gone outside the tent and was shot in the forehead while facing the arroya from which the strikers fire came." The colony was not swept by machine guns. This is proved by the fact the chicken houses, out houses, tent frames and posts still standing in the colony exhibit no bullet holes while the buildings and fences along the railroad track are riddled with bullet holes made by the machine gun." The board recommended that a general courtmartial be appointed to try all officers and enlisted men participating in the treatment and killing of prisoners and the burning and looting of the tent colony, that the legislature establish a permanent state constabulary so that the "young men of our national guard may be relieved from engaging in riot duty with a people numbering among them ferocious foreigners whose savagery in fight we find exemplified in the killing of Major Lester while under Red Cross protection and the maiming and mutilation of Privates Martin, Hockersmith and Chavez." The report continues: "We strongly urge the state and federal governments to proceed at once to the apprehension and punishment of all persons engaged as instigators or participants in the treasons, murders, arsons and other acts of outlawry in this state since the battle of Ludlow. We find that in apparent anticipation of a preparation for the battle of Ludlow, rifle pits were prepared by the strikers on the south side of their colony along the country roads and close to the tents and along the west side of the colony. These rifle pits show conclusively the careful and deliberate preparation of the strikers for the battle and their location along the front and side of the colony nearest to the militia camp nearest which they could not be defended against firing into the colony. Such care had the strikers themselves for their women and children, that these pits were located where any return of the fire from them would be drawn directly into the colony itself."

Lareau, Jessie M.
Jessie M. Lareau - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1987 - Jessie M. Lareau, 93, resident of Bent County Nursing Home, died June 13, 1987. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffy-Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Larendo, Marescalo
Marescalo Larendo - Wray Rattler - March 11, 1915 - Death Follows Fight at Pueblo - The death of Marescalo Larendo, an Italian, shot in a revolver battle on Hudson avenue, prompted Sheriff John McKee to ask for three warrants charging murder against Frank and Charles Bacino and Peppe Chiarolli. The men have been held for assault to kill. Larendo, who was shot six times, died of blood poisoning at a local hospital. Bayfield Blade – March 12, 1915 – Death Follows Fight – Sheriff Asks Murder Warrants Against Two Italians – Marescalo Larendo, Who Was Shot Six Times, Died of Blood Poisoning in Pueblo Hospital – Pueblo, Colo. – The death of Marescalo Larendo, an Italian, shot in a revolver battle on Hubson (Hudson?) avenue prompted Sheriff John McKee to ask for three warrants charging murder against Frank and Charles Bacino and Peppe Chiarolli. The men have been held for assault to kill. Larendo, who was shot six times, died of blood poisoning at a local hospital. Frank Bacino and two others were injured in the exchange of bullets, in which half a dozen Italians participated. Bacino has been in a hospital with two serious wounds. He will recover. Charles Bacino and Chiarolli are in jail, with three others accused of attacking them. The shooting is said to have resulted from a quarrel at the store of Bacino on First Street. Tony Marino, one of the prisoners, is said to have abused the storekeeper, and when the two factions met in the evening, hostilities started quickly. At the preliminary hearing it was charged that Marino was the first to fire. He shot at Bacino, and the others brought revolvers into action, discharging about fifteen bullets. The police arrested all the members of the two factions, some at the scene of the shooting and others when they had returned from the office of a doctor, where they had gone to have their wounds dressed.

Larese, Trimo
Trimo Larese – Pueblo Indicator – April 25, 1914 – Thirty-Three Dead at Ludlow – Mothers and Babies Slain in Safety Pits – Note: Trimo Larese is listed among the dead of the Ludlow Massacre, April 20, 1914. Trimo Larese: age 19. Source: Newspaper articles. Note: Trimo Larese is not listed on the Ludlow Monument but was listed in the newspaper as a victim of this tragedy. Another newspaper article lists him as Presno Larce. See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/ludlow.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Largent, Bertha
Bertha Largent - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2004 - Bertha Largent, 100, passed away Sept. 11, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Noah Chester Largent; parents, Abraham Lincoln and Matie Jane Cridlebaugh; three brothers; five sisters; daughter, Virginia Lee Largent; two granddaughters, one grandson and one great-grandson. She is survived by three sons, Gaylord Largent of Germany, Kenneth Largent of Crane, Texas, and James Largent of Paonia, Colo.; two daughters, Zelma Nielsen of Pueblo, Colo., and Willa Huff of Ceres, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral service to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Taylor Funeral Home, Paonia, Colo.

Largent, Sarah Mae
Sarah Mae Largent - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1986 - Sarah Mae Largent, Pueblo resident for many years, late of 25 MacGregor, passed away Oct. 23, 1986. Mrs. Largent was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star; Alpha Delta Kappa, the International Honorary Society for Women Educators, and Fun, Food and Friends; American Association of University Women; the National and Colorado Education Associations, the Pueblo County Teacher's Association, the National Retired Teacher's Association and the Colorado and Pueblo Retired School Employees Associations. She retired as a school teacher in School District 70 after many years of service. Survivors include her son, John Largent of Pueblo; two daughters, Virginia Ann Largent and Margaret Sue Largent, both of New York City, N.Y.; and two sisters, Esther Morin of El Paso, Texas; and Rae Fawcett of San Angelo, Texas. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Duke Brown of the Park Hill Christian Church officiating. Cremation. Those who wish may make donations to the American Lung Association, through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 25 MacGregor.

Larimer, Mr.
Mr. Larimer – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 6, 1875 – Judge Mark Bradford has received a letter enquiring with reference to the whereabouts of Major W. A. Blossom, late of Boston, Mass., who came to Colorado some time since, in order to take possession of some property left to him by a young man named Larimer, who died in the San Luis park.

Larkin, Joseph E.
Joseph E. Larkin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 2002 - Joseph E. Larkin, 75, born March 13, 1927, passed away April 11, 2002. Preceded by his wife, Jeanie Larkin; son, Breck Larkin; and daughter, Roxanne Engle. Survived by children, Marvin (Danci) Larkin, Kristian Larkin, Ruby (David) Freeman; granddaughter, Om Larkin and numerous other grandchildren. Joseph was a veteran of World War II for the U.S. Army. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a certified auto and diesel mechanic and truck driver. Joseph was a devoted husband and father. He was very active in the American Legion Post No. 203 and served as District 8 Chaplain and Commander. He was very dedicated to helping other veterans. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post No. 203 through the funeral home office.

Larkin, Theresa Marie
Theresa Marie Larkin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1999 - Theresa Marie Larkin, 90, a resident of Rio Rancho, N.M., for the past 81/2 years, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999. Theresa was born June 30, 1909, the daughter of Joseph and Katherine Buscher in Cunningham, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and one son, Thomas. She is survived by two sons, John Larkin Jr. of Rio Rancho and Jim Larkin of Albuquerque; one sister, Sophie Landwehr of Albuquerque; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held in New Mexico. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo.

Larkin, Thomas Patrick
Thomas Patrick Larkin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2002 - Thomas Patrick Larkin, 70, passed away Oct. 15, 2002. Survived by his wife, Wanda Larkin, of the family home; children, Judy (Autie) Holmes of Baytown, Texas, Patricia Larkin and Robert Larkin, both of Pueblo; brother, E.A. "Hank" (Chris) Larkin of Deridder, La.; and grandchildren, Garett Larkin, Haley Rae Larkin, Patrick Holmes and Buddy Holmes. Thomas was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Bearden, Ark. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. Thomas was a mechanical engineer. He worked for NASA 1965-1978; Transportation Test Center 1978-1983; after retiring from the government, worked for the Dallas Air Rapid Transit System (DART) as a senior vice president over the construction of the metro rail system; and most recently was a consultant for the Denver rail system. Member of the NRA, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Legion. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Howard Lukenbill officiating. The family would like to thank Thomas' physicians and the nurses and staff at Parkview Medical Center. Those who desire, may make memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute through the funeral home.

Larkin, Walter Sr.
Walter Larkin Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2000 - Walter Larkin Sr., 78, of Pueblo, passed away May 12, 2000. Preceded in death by longtime companion Dorothy Korber. He is survived by children, Walter (Fay) Larkin Jr. and Linda (Paul) Lynch, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was a longtime employee of Weicker Transfer and an honorable veteran of World War II. He enjoyed traveling and was able to explore almost every country in the world. He was a devoted father. Walter will be sadly missed, but his stories of his worldly travels and his love for animals will live on in the hearts of many. Honoring his request, cremation will take place without services.

Larkins, Jack G.
Jack G. Larkins - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2005 - Jack G. Larkins, born Feb. 25, 1937, in Ramona, Okla., passed away Oct. 22, 2005, preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Esther Larkins; brothers, Douglas Lee and Stanley; and sister, Jackie. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lucy; daughter, Esther (Gerald) Finn; grandsons, Jack (Laura) Larkins and Anthony Larkins; three great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Allizae and Kiarra Larkins; brothers, Kenneth (Diana) Larkins, Gary (Gail) Larkins and Larry Larkins; sisters, Eunice (Ronald) Jordan and Carmie Daily. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. There will be no viewing, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church, 1402 E. Seventh St. Benefit dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Kickers, 141 S. Purcell Blvd., Pueblo West, Colo. Cremation through Funeral & Cremation Care of Colorado.

Larkins, Stanley C.
Stanley C. Larkins - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Stanley C. Larkins passed away Dec. 13, 2002, in Pueblo. Stanley was born March 9, 1946, to Harry and Esther Larkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; as well as a brother, Douglas; and sister, Jacqueline. His survivors include his wife, Mary Larkins; stepchildren, Marjorie Roach, Delores (Tommie Godwin) Roach, Phyllis Roach and Wanda DeSote; siblings, Eunice Jordan, Jack (Lucy) Larkins, Kenneth (Diana) Larkins, Gary (Gail) Larkins, Larry Larkins and Carmie Dailey; eight stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in the Sunset Park Christian Church, 1025 S. Prairie.

LaRocca, Helen M.
Helen M. LaRocca - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2006 - Helen M. LaRocca, 88, born Oct. 9, 1917, passed away March 20, 2006. Predeceased by husband, Frank J. LaRocca; parents, Paul Ducic Sr. and Helen Derov Ducic; brothers, Paul Ducic Jr. and John Ducic; sister-in-law, Mary Ducic; and nephew, Walter E. Ducic. Survived by brother, Daniel J. Ducic; nieces and nephews, Jonnie R. (Patti) Ducic, Debbie (Joe Pomaybo) Ducic, Diane LaRocca, Libby (Ben) Trevor, Carl LaRocca, Charlotte (Gene) LaRocca, Beth (Mark) LaRocca-Pitts, Mary Blair LaRocca and Mike Ducic; cousins, Frank and Lucy Colletti, David Parlapiano, James Parlapiano, Josephine Perricone and Joe and Rosa Mortellaro; sister-in-law, Blair LaRocca; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Helen was a lifetime resident of Pueblo. She was an avid sportswoman and enjoyed and excelled at bowling, golf, tennis and baseball. She was a member of the Professional Engineers Southern Colorado Chapter Auxiliary. Helen was co-founder and executor of the University of Colorado Foundation, Frank J. LaRocca Scholarship Fund at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder and CSU-Pueblo. Her hobbies included baking, knitting and crocheting. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Helen's memory to the St. Mary-Corwin Cancer Foundation, 1008 Minnequa, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Larratt, James Stanley
James Stanley Scarpa Larratt - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2006 - James Stanley Scarpa Larratt, 77, passed away March 29, 2006, at home. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Jacqueline Larratt; daughters, Lisa (Brent) Frazier and Linda (Tom) Miller; grandchildren, Angela, Desiree and Taylor Frazier, Shannon Miller and Robyn (Matt) Branam; great-grandsons, Seth Miller-Graham, Derrick and Trevor Branam. Preceded in death by his son, David; and great-granddaughter, Krystin Branam. Jim was born in Alamosa, Colo., on Oct. 3, 1928, to Edith and Clarence Larratt; who also preceded him in death. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home. Family will receive visitors from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1605 Lexington Road. A special thanks to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, especially Maria, Toni, Ami, Liz and Jan.

Larratt, Robert B.
Robert B. Larratt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2002 - Age 74, well-known Pueblo businessman and salesman, succumbed to lung disease on Jan. 6, 2002, just two days before his 25th anniversary with his wife, Loretta Larratt. Also survived by his children, Dennis (Jennifer Riefenberg) Larratt of Littleton, Colo., and Diane Lebel of Many Farms, Ariz.; stepchildren, Dominic (Olga) Pillitteri, Roxanne (Lance) Hill and Sheri (Roger Giardano) Pillitteri, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Tara Legler of Monterrey, Calif., and Jason Lebel of Fort Wayne, Ind.; step-grandchildren, Bret Hill and Alena Pillitteri, both of Pueblo; and three great-granddaughters, all of Monterrey, Calif. Preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter. Born to Cecil and Helen Larratt on Sept. 12, 1927, in Pueblo, Colo. Bob was a lifelong fan of motorcycle and car racing and restoration, with success in both. He was also kind to those less fortunate, and oftentimes helped those down on their luck. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Rocky Mountain Family Church, 4021 Club Manor Drive, with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Rocky Mountain Family Church Building Fund through the funeral home.

Larrea, Martha L.
Martha L. Larrea - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2000 - Martha L. Larrea, 75, went to be with the Lord May 6, 2000, at her home. She was born May 29, 1924, in Walsenburg, Colo. Martha is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Jose Larrea. She is also survived by her children, Steve (Becky) Curtis and Debbie Anchondo; grandchildren, Tracy, James, Cody, Elisa, Andrea and Albina; great-grandchild, Jeremy; sister, Criselda Vigil; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Larrea is preceded in death by her sisters, Annie and Maclovia. Visitation, Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m., in the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Cremation will follow at Almont Crematory.

Larsen, Ivar M.
Ivar M. Larsen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 1987 - Ivar M. Larsen, 63, Sedalia, Colo., and formerly of Trinidad, passed away Sept. 6, 1987, in Denver. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Drinkwine Chapel, Littleton. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Anderson of Zions Lutheran Church officiating. Inurnment, Trinidad Masonic Cemetery with graveside services conducted by the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 181 and the Trinidad Lodge No. 89. Contributions to the Shrine Burn Institution through the funeral home office or the Crippled Children's Hospital at 4626 W. 50th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80212.

Larsen, Ruth G.
Ruth G. Larsen - Huerfano World - March 25, 1993 - Ruth Margaret Goemmer Larsen, 86, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1993 at her home in Logan, UT. Born Feb. 15, 1907 in La Veta, she married Dr. Osborne George Larsen Aug. 9, 1933 in that community. She spent many years assisting her husband in his veterinary practice. She served in the PTA, in auxiliaries of Veterinary Medical Association and in the AAUW. She is survived by two sons, John "Jack" and Joseph, both of Newton, UT; 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Larson, Debra
Debra "Debe" Barela Larson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2000 - Debra "Debe" Barela-Larson passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2000. Born Jan. 22, 1956, in Pueblo. Survived by parents, Porfirio and Maureen Barela, Pueblo; loving husband, Larry Larson; and beloved daughter, Chelsea; both of the family home in Aurora; brothers, Paul (Debbie) Barela, Pueblo, and Steven Barela, Littleton; sisters, Laurie (Glenn) Walbek, Parker, and Deanna (Kenny) Brown, Scottsdale, Ariz.; four nephews and three nieces. Memorial service, 4 p.m. Friday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6200 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood.

Larson, Dorothy H.
Dorothy H. Larson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1986 - Dorothy H. Larson, 70, passed away July 29, 1986, after a lengthy illness. Wife of Walter Larson. Mother of Charles (Margaret) Overton and Major James (Marge) Overton. Sister of Evangeline Thompson, Louise (Jim) Wilson, and Annabelle (Victor) Patton. Sister-in-law of Canzada Overton. Also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services at St. Leander Church. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Larson, Edgar C.
Edgar C. Larson – Bayfield Blade – September 19, 1913 – Edgar C. Larson, thirty-two, a traveling man, stepped in front of a Rock Island passenger train, at the Spring street crossing in Pueblo, and was ground to death beneath the wheels. His head was severed from his body, and he was terribly mangled.

Larson, Eugene William
Eugene William "Bud" Larson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1987 - Eugene William "Bud" Larson passed away unexpectedly March 13, 1987, in Apache Junction, Ariz. Born May 13, 1917, in Geneva, Neb., and a veteran of World War II, Mr. Larson was employed by Sears Roebuck for more than 32 years. He worked at Sears' farm stores in Fargo, N.D., and Fort Dodge, Iowa, and in the carpet department in Pueblo when the store still was located on Main St. until his retirement in 1979. Mr. Larson was a member of the American Legion and past president of the Bethel Methodist Men's group. Survived by his wife, Eunice, of the family home; two sons, William, Pueblo, and Alan, Denver; and four grandchildren. Survivors also include one brother, Donald Larson, and two sisters, Arlene Souba and Bette Gratopp, all of Geneva, as well as several nieces and nephews. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Philip Green officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Larson, Eunice L.
Eunice L. Larson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2006 - Eunice L. Larson, 86, passed away Jan. 25, 2006. Survived by her sons, Alan (Diana) Larson of Littleton, Colo., and William (Jan) Larson of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brent, Amber, Jennifer and Cristi; and great-granddaughter, Destiny. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene W. Larson in 1987; two brothers and one sister. Eunice was born Jan. 31, 1919, to Emil and Louise Lewison in Rugby, N.D. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Pueblo and Ken Caryl Women's Club in Littleton. Eunice loved to play bingo. At her request there will be no viewing. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Charlene Smythe officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to the Bethel United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Larson, Gregory Alan
Gregory Alan Larson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1999 - Gregory Alan Larson, 49, passed away in Pueblo, Colo., on Aug. 14, 1999.Predeceased by his mother, Gail E. (nee Lambert) Larson on Nov. 24, 1969, and his father, William E. Larson on April 20, 1991. Survived by his sisters, Linda G. (Thomas) Tomky, Rocky Ford, and Cari J. (Robert) Keeney, Pueblo-aunts, Iris R. (Marion) Hall and Phyllis (Robert) Larson- uncles, James M. Lambert and Norman (Jean) Larson- nieces and nephews, Laura Ann (nee Tomky) Cassiday, Christopher Tomky, Jeffrey, Justin and Amber Keeney- and several cousins who will all miss him very much. Greg attended Centennial High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Cremation.

Larson, Henry
Henry Larson - Huerfano World - April 19, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1905: Died, Harrison Clifford, 16 and Henry Larson, 20, both of pneumonia.

Larson, Jess V.
Jess V. Larson – World Independent – April 21, 1947 – Hitchhike Murder Suspect Goes on Trial Today – Raton, April 21, 1947 – The hitchhike murder trial of 26-year-old Edward C. Jones of Houston, Texas, opens in Raton, New Mexico, district court today. Jones is charged with first degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jess V. Larson, a 32-year-old Denver salesman with whom the young Texan hitchhiked a ride near Pueblo, Colorado, last March 5th. (Star B. Caywood, member of the staff of the World-Independent, has been subpoenaed to appear at the Raton trial tomorrow. Caywood is believed to be the last person who saw Larson alive, with the exception of the murderer. Larson, a representative of a Denver envelope house, made a call at the World-Independent on March 5, shortly before reports were received that he was missing. ) Jones' arrest in Larson's automobile in Springfield, Illinois, ended a two-week search for the missing salesman. Officers say the hitchhiker broke down under questioning and told them to search a lonely roadside culvert near Raton. Larson's bullet-riddled body was found stuffed in the drainage opening.

Larson, Lida
Lida Larson – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – December 29, 1913 – Death of Mrs. Lida Larson – After sixteen months of sickness during which every method known to the medical profession was employed to effect a cure, Mrs. Lida Larson, wife of A. H. Larson, proprietor of the Cadillac House, 1315 – 1317 Poplar street, died last evening at the Larson home, aged 39 years. Death came at about 8 o'clock, ending the months of suffering for which the physicians could find no cure. Mrs. Larson was stricken with dropsy a year ago last fall. The most skillful doctors were called to attend her, but with little success. Her husband accompanied her to the hospitals at Salida and Pueblo, in hopes of finding the remedy that would restore her to health; but her illness was incurable. Recently she returned to her Leadville home, both she and Mr. Larson fearing that death from the disease was inevitable. Finally death ended her sufferings early last night. One daughter, Miss Evelyn Larson, survives to mourn the mother's loss with Mr. Larson. Mrs. H. C. Larson, mother of Mr. Larson, who lives with the family at the Cadillac House, is also a surviving relative here, while the friends of the Larsons who will commiserate with them live all over Leadville. Mrs. Larson was a young woman in the prime of life. She was born in Louisville, Ky., 39 years ago. Her marriage to Mr. Larson was solemnized in this city eighteen years ago, since when their married life had been of the happiest. She was an active member of the Degree of Honor and the Violet Circle. Arrangements for the funeral services had not been made last night. These will be announced later.

Larson, Patty Jo McConnell
Patty Jo (McConnell) Larson - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 1998 - Patty Jo (McConnell) Larson, 70, Pueblo, died Dec. 5, 1998. She loved bridge, fishing, was a master quilter and a rated seamstress. Her family was her most cherished achievement. Survived by husband, Robert L. Larson, Pueblo- children, Robert M. (Margaret) Larson and Gerald (Paula) Larson, both of Pueblo, Sally (Ralph) Macarelli, Littleton, and Tom (Dawn) Larson, Aurora- eight grandchildren- four great-grandchildren- sister, Betty J. Baker, Pueblo- brother, Wells (Jonna) McConnell, Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. , 6 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Funeral Chapel. Friends and family will be received after the service at 3320 Gem Drive. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

LaRue, Anna
Anna LaRue - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 15, 1916 - Woman Steps from Auto; Breaks Neck - Pueblo - Mrs. Anna LaRue, 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.

Larue, Ken
Ken Larue - Gaston Gazette - November 1, 2003 - Gastonia, NC - Ken LaRue, 54, 211 N. Ransom St., died Aug. 14, 2000, at home. He was a native of Trinidad, Colo., son of the late Alvina Henry Talley and James LaRue Sr., former employee of Ithaca Industries. Survivors include sisters, Freda L. Sellers and husband Don, Kings Mountain, Addie Whelling and husband Bob, Memphis, Tenn., Anita Scott and husband Neal, Delville, Ind., Dorothy Mansfield, Yorktown, Ind.; brother, Lenny LaRue and wife Rose, Redding, Calif. Preceded in death by brother, James LaRue Jr. Graveside service, 4 p.m. today, Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, Rev. Douglas Ramsey. Visitation one hour before service, Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, other times at the home of Don Sellers, 605 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain.

LaSage, Margaret Hannah
Margaret Hannah LaSage - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2005 - Margaret Hannah LaSage, 93, passed away Aug. 30, 2005. She was preceded in death by her father, John Sufficool; her mother, Katherine Drake; stepfather, George Drake; husband, Leon LaSage; daughter, Yvonne Dee "Dee Dee" White; and son-in-law, Chuck White. She is survived by her son, John (JoAnne) LaSage; daughter, Chris (Bud) DeSiata; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Viewing, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2005; both at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

LaSalle, Jack
Jack LaSalle - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1998 - Jack LaSalle, 66, of 1416 Colombine Pl., Las Animas, died Sept. 18, 1998, in Colorado Springs from an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at the Las Animas High School Gymnasium. Interment will be in the Las Animas Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to be made to make improvements to the football field through a fund at the superintendent's office or the funeral home office.

Lasareff-Mironoff, Eugene P.
Eugene P. Lasareff-Mironoff - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2000 - Eugene P. Lasareff-Mironoff, 91, peacefully passed away at home with his loving family after a long illness. He was a choir director in Russian Orthodox churches for over 60 years, 15 of those were here in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen; two children, Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff of Chicago, Ill., and Alexander (Hana) Lasareff-Mironoff of Fayetteville, Ark.; sisters, Mila Djaja and Barbara Indjic, both of Springfield, Mass; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Parastas to be at 6 p.m. today at Saint Michael's Orthodox Church of Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to St. Michael's Orthodox Church of Pueblo in his name to be used toward the purchase of Russian church bells.

Lasater, Rita J.
Rita J. Lasater - Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2002 - Rita J. Lasater went to be with the Lord May 17, 2002. She was born June 30, 1920, in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy, in May 1981; parents, and five sisters. Rita is survived by her sister, Josephine Verstraete; her children, Robert L., James D. (Alice), Laura (Scott Grinstead), Calvin E., Mark A., and Marvin R. Lasater. Also survived by grandchildren, Allan, Leslie, Jeffrey, Sarah, Shawn, Amanda, Candace, Mark and Kellen; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Zachary, and Laela. Rita was the cofounder of Lasater Automotive Engine Company. She was also an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The family will receive their friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Mass of Resurrection will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and that donations may be made in Rita's memory to a charity of your choice. In honoring Rita, the Lasater Auto Parts Store and the Laster Automotive Engine Company will be closed Tuesday.

Lash, David
David Lash - Bayfield Blade - November 27, 1914 - David Lash, 37, was crushed beneath 3,500 pounds of plate glass which was being transported on a wagon at Pueblo.

Lash, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Lash - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - September 30, 1975 - Mr. Joseph H. Lash, Pueblo, passed away Tuesday at a local nursing home. Services and interment Pueblo, CO.

Lash, Pauline Bowman
Pauline Bowman Lash - Colorado Springs Gazette - September 15, 2005 - Pauline Bowman Lash, 77, Colorado Springs, formerly of Trinidad and Pueblo, September 12. Survived by husband, George; son, Jason; daughter, Valerie. Rosary Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad. Funeral Friday, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad. Comi Funeral Home.

Laskowski, Frank W. Jr.
Frank W. Laskowski Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2006 - Frank W. Laskowski Jr., LTC USA Retired 1975, died peacefully on June 27, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Born May 28, 1931, in Pottsville, Pa. Only son of Col. and Mrs. Frank W. Laskowski Sr., both deceased. Survived by wife, Barbara L. Laskowski; son, William Laskowski of Pueblo; and daughter, Lynn (David) Parrott of Aurora, Colo. Frank's youth was spent moving often with his military family. Graduated from high school in East Point, Ga., in 1949, and Auburn University in 1953; Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1953. Served at numerous Army posts in the U.S.: Overseas duty in Hawaii, two tours in Korea and Vietnam and with NATO in Izmir, Turkey. Married to his devoted wife, Barbara, in Hawaii, in 1956, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5, 2006. Military awards included numerous service ribbons and awards for meritorious service, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and Legion of Merit. After retiring from active duty for 22 years, he served as director of Jr. ROTC, School District 70 for eight years; worked part time as a ranger and starter for many years at Pueblo West Golf course. He was an avid golfer, and although he was less competitive in his later years, his love of the game remained. Just playing with his good friends in the "OFIC" Club at Pueblo West was his greatest enjoyment, and the 19th hole always made up for a lousy round, or for that matter a good round. His greatest disappointment was playing golf for nearly 60 years and never making a hole-in-one. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Parkview Hospital ICU and Sangre De Cristo Hospice House for their kind and attentive treatment of Frank and our family during an extremely difficult time. Memorial service with military honors, 3 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2006, Fort Logan Military Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Family encourages friends and relatives to meet for an honorary toast following the memorial service at "Bull & Bush Pub," 4700 Cherry Creek South Drive, in Denver. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Cancer Society through Montgomery & Steward.

Lasley, Roberta Jo
Roberta Jo Lasley - Huerfano World - December 22, 2005 - Roberta Jo Lasley of Walsenburg entered into rest Dec. 15 2005. She was born to James and Lois Renz, Jan 20, 1951 in Chicago, IL. She was 54 years of age. Mrs. Lasley is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Robert Lasley, of Walsenburg. Children, Robert James (Kathy) Lasley of Flagstaff, AZ; Scott Howard (Mandy) Lasley of Flagstaff, AZ, Pamela Jean Lasley of Walsenburg. Parents, James and Lois Renz of Elgin, IL. Grandchildren, Amanda Jo, Wesley, April, John, Gracie Dalton, Karlie and Kaitlyn. Mrs. Lasley is preceded in death by her sister Linda Fleenor and brother-in-law Butch Fleenor, and aunt Claudia Cowles. Mrs. Lasley was an avid rock collector, loved animals, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of the Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home. Huerfano World - January 5, 2006 - A Memorial service for Roberta Jo Lasley will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home at 525 Main St. Walsenburg, CO.

Laster, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Laster - - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1987 - Margaret E. Laster, 74, Walsenburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 1987, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital, Survived by husband Raymond E. Laster, of the family home. Mother of William D. (Judy) Laster, Kittery, Maine, and Paulette (Bob) Moore, Pueblo. Grandmother of Layne and Eric Laster, Kittery, and Chris, Rob and Heather Moore, Pueblo. Half-sister of Robert (Jeanette) Dawkins, San Diego, Calif., Mary Louise Gilyard, Rapid City, S.D., Tommy Dawkins, Columbia, S.C.; sister-in-law of Vi Dawkins, Anaheim. Calif. Aunt of Jeff Dawkins, Beulah. Born in Lead, S.D., on Oct. 19, 1912. School teacher in Edmund, S.D., and Tioga, Colo. Social worker, Huerfano County Department of Social Serums, retiring in 1974. Member of Naomi Chapter No. 14, OES, United Methodist Church of Walsenburg, Extension Homemakers and Walsenburg Art & Things. Volunteer to Walsenburg Care Center and Gardner Methodist Church Roundup for more than 20 years. Service 2 p.m., Wednesday, Walsenburg United Methodist Church. Graveside service, Masonic Cemetery, with rites by Naomi Eastern Star. Memorials may be made directly to the United Methodist Church of Walsenburg or through the funeral home office.

Lastovka, Ethel M.
Ethel M. Lastovka - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1986 - Ethel M. Lastovka, 85, of Pueblo, passed away, Jan. 17, 1936, at South Side Manor. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at our chapel. Interment, Wiley Cemetery.

Latchaw, Ruby Viola
Ruby Viola Latchaw - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2000 - Ruby Viola Latchaw, born Oct. 18, 1915, in Pagosa Springs, died Feb. 17, 2000, in Colorado Springs. Preceded in death by her husband, James Lloyd Latchaw, May 22, 1981; son, Richard Lloyd Latchaw, May 13, 1999; and son-in-law, James Joseph Patti Sr., Jan. 26, 2000. Beloved mother of Judy Patti, Pueblo, Phyllis (Tom) Simpson, Paul (Leslie) Latchaw, Jeanne (Jack) Stalker, Jim (Mary) Latchaw, Nancy Eimer, Terry Latchaw, Linda Brandt, Tina Nowoseilski, Lynette (Garth) Boyd, Kelly Latchaw and Jeff Latchaw; grandmother of 38 grandchildren including, Tony (Shannon) Patti, Aaron Patti, Chris (Edie) Patti, Amy Patti, J.J. (Melissa) Patti; great-grandmother of 16 including, Joey, Morgan, Lauren, Vincent, Gino and Kennedy Patti; great-great grandmother of three; and numerous other relatives and friends. Service, 4 p.m. Saturday, Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber, Colorado Springs. Interment, Summit Ridge, Dolores, Colo.

Latham, James
James Latham - Pagosa Springs News - September 1, 1899 - James Latham - The subject of this sketch was born in Newcastle, Belmont county, Ohio, November 23, 1839, and died at Pagosa Springs on Friday, August 25, 1899, aged between 59 and 60 years. Mr. Latham enlisted in the Union army August 27, 1861, in Company D, Seventh regiment Virginia volunteers, and served his country faithfully for nearly 2 years, being honorably discharged at Washington, D. C., March, 1863, by reason of surgeon's certificate of disability. The soldier was wounded several times, being in some of the hardest fought battles of the late civil war, such as Fredericksburg and Antietam. Mr. Latham fought under Generals Hooker, McClellan and was with Burnside when he stuck in the mud. Bill Cone, a comrade and also his dearest and best friend, was killed by his side, and whenever the deceased related war reminiscences he never failed to have a kind word for his "Brother Bill." The deceased was corporal in Captain Fisher's company, being the best company in the Seventh Virginia regiment, and was presented with a medal for bravery when the regiment was mustered out. On August 13, 1865, he married Miss Marguerite Harn at Woodsfield, Ohio, and then immigrated to Wisconsin, from there to Kansas and then to Texas. Since June, 1891, Mr. Latham and family made their home at Pagosa Springs, where at one time they were engaged in the hotel business, but for the last few years have been living on their ranch. Mr. Latham was a good citizen and had many friends in all classes. He leaves a devoted wife, son and daughter and a sister, Mrs. Catharine White of Pueblo, to mourn his death. Funeral services were conducted in the M. E. church by the G. A. R. on Saturday at 2 o'clock, the church building being filled with people who desired to show their last respects to an honorable soldier and a worthy citizen. Capt. E. M. Taylor and Commander Hayden eulogized the deceased soldier as only a soldier can. The funeral procession was headed by the Columbine band and his remains were laid to rest in the Pagosa Springs cemetery. To the bereaved widow and the other relatives the NEWS extends sympathy.

Latham, John
John Latham - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 21, 1922 - Pueblo - John Latham, 21 years old, was instantly killed and Miss Edna Clark and her mother, Mrs. B. B. Clark, were painfully injured when an automobile in which they were riding struck soft sand on the Santa Fee trail twenty miles east of here and turned over. Latham was pitched out of the car, his head striking a rock, and was killed instantly.

Lathrop, Edna Mabel
Edna Mabel Lathrop - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2006 - Edna Mabel Lathrop, 90, passed away April 12, 2006. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil Oakleaf, who passed away in 1948; and her second husband, Royce Lathrop, who passed away in 1993. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth and Glenn Graham. Edna is survived by her children, Lynda Edwards, Patricia (Larry) Markowski; and her grandson, Garrick Edwards. Edna graduated from Rye High School. She worked at Fisher's Jewelry and Norwest Bank as a teller for many years. She loved cooking, sewing, crocheting and knitting. Christmas was her favorite time of year and she loved to decorate for the holidays. Edna was a lifetime member of Tabor Lutheran Church and belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution. Funeral services 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2006, TG McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Meals on Wheels in Edna's memory.

Lathrop, JoAnna Lee
JoAnna Lee Lathrop - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1987 - JoAnna Lee Lathrop, 55, of Ordway died Friday, Aug. 7, 1987, at home. She was Crowley County Judge; served on the Ordway City Council, the Ordway Public Library board of directors, CBDG and was a member of HUD Housing Authority. A 1949 graduate of Ordway High School, she attended the University of Colorado and received her doctorate from the University of Nebraska. Survived by her mother, Mabel Lathrop, Ordway; one sister, Pamela D. (Mark) Drucker, University City, Mo.; one nephew, Michael, and one niece, Hilary. At her request, cremation. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials to Ordway Public Library Fund may be sent to the funeral home.

Lathrum, Anna M.
Anna M. Lathrum - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1999 - Anna M. Lathrum, 87, of Rocky Ford died March 1 in La Junta. Funeral services,2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation, 9a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment, Valley View Cemetery.

Latimer, Leland M.
Leland M. Latimer - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2004 - Leland M. Latimer, 90, passed away May 11, 2004. Born July 13, 1913, in Medford, Okla., to William and Effie Mae Latimer. Attended East High in Denver and Denver University. Survived by loving wife of 67 years, Vivian; and three children, Paul William (Clara) Latimer of Maui, John T. (Sydney) Latimer of Longmont and Patricia Ann Krueger of Pueblo; grandchildren, Shane Poston of Anchorage and Paul David Latimer of Portland, Ore.; brother and sister, Cecil Latimer and Darlene Stone, both of Denver; one great-grandson; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Leland was manager of Hendrie-Bolthoff and was a salesman for Pueblo Electric and Westinghouse Electric from which he retired nearly 30 years ago. He was a member of Divine Science Church, BPOE No. 90 for 65 years, Eagles No. 145, Kiwanis, past president of AARP Chapter No. 175, member of the Model A Club and the VMCCA. Leland was an avid golfer and loved the outdoors and traveling. He lived west of the City Park for 55 years in a home he built for his family and more recently resided at the Pueblo Villa Towers. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Elks service by BPOE Lodge No. 90 and memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt, with the Rev. Earleen Cornell officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Divine Science Church through the funeral home.

Latin, Lake
Lake Latin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Funeral services for the late Lake Latin, retired cattle dealer, who had resided in Pueblo County since 1869 took place at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, August 9 in the United Davis-Vories chapel. The floral offerings were very beautiful. A delegation of Southern Colorado Pioneers were in attendance. Rev. Ernest Snider of the St. Paul Methodist church officiated. F.R. Kermode, H.C. Stillman, Thomas A. Christian, and D.J. Jones- quartet of Silver State lodge, No. 95 A.F. & A.M. sang "Rock of Ages", and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me". The pallbearers were: W.H. Billington, J.F. Sprengle, Byron Fimple, Charles B. Crawford, J.M. Meales, and E.R. Chew. The flower bearers were: C.V. Carlile, C.A. Pannibaker, W.O. Peterson, P.G. Kay and W.K. Dudley. At Roselawn cemetery where interment was made, Silver State lodge No. 95 A.F. & A.M. exemplified their ritualistic services.

Latino, Charles
Charles "Snow" Latino - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1997 - Charles "Snow" Latino, age 72, passed away July 30, 1997. Survived by his wife, Fern, of the family home- daughter, Vonnie (Marvin) Brewer, Memphis, Tenn.- granddaughter, Stephanie Speckman, Denver, Colo.- sisters, Rose Latino and Virginia Consinero, Pueblo, Colo.- and sisters-in-law, Mary Latino and Beverly (Gary) Black, Tombstone, Ariz. Predeceased by parents, Eva and Joe Latino- brothers, Frank "Chick" Latino and Anthony "Tony" Latino- sister-in-law, Carolyn Latino- and brother-in-law, Sam Consinero. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Latino served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of St. Joseph Society. He was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot for 27 years, retiring in 1976. Family and friends will be greeted on Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, Friday, 7 p.m. Holy Family Church. A reception is to follow the Mass in the parish hall. Service of Commendation, Saturday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Latino, Charlie
Charlie Latino - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2003 - Charlie Latino, born in 1918, 81 years old, passed on Feb. 18, 2003. Preceded in death by his previous wife, Doris Latino; parents, Tony and Josephine Latino; brother, Tony Latino; and sister, Katherine Peterson. Survived by his wife, Catherine R. Calloway; sister-in-law, Mary Rose Latino; children, Josephine Montoya, Jack Latino, Charlie Latino, Paula Latino and Steven Latino. He also had 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Charlie worked at CF&I Steel Mill in the coke plant as a supervisor for over 30 years. He loved to be in the outdoors with his friends and family hunting and fishing. At his request, cremation. Memorial services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main.

Latino, Mary
Mary Latino - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2004 - Mary Latino, 72, went to be with the Lord March 21, 2004. Mary was born January 31, 1932 to the union of Tony and Clara Cambo. Predeceased by husband, Tony Latino; son, Michael Latino; father, Tony Cambo; two brothers, Louie and Anthony Cambo. Survived by mother, Clara Cambo; brother, Richard Cambo and daughters, Annette (Sam) Geonetta, Donna (Bob) Garcia, Patty Latino, Mary Kay Latino and Barbara (Leon) Ussery. Grandmother of Jennifer (Joe) Bobian, Christopher and Jillian Jacques, Amber and Rachael Garcia, Adrian Latino, Loren Latino and Maurice “Squeeky” Ussery. Great- grandmother of “C.J.” and Keauna Jacques, Donavyn Bobian and Dallas and Ashley Whittaker. Funeral Mass, Friday, March 26, 2004, 10 a.m., Our Lady of Meadows Church. Per family, no viewing. Private burial.

Latino, Tony Jr.
Tony Latino Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2000 - Tony Latino Jr., 81, passed away Aug. 3, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Latino; brother, Charles (Kathy) Latino; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tony is preceded in death by his sons, Joseph and Anthony Latino; and sister, Catherine Peterson. He retired from CF&I in 1980. Tony was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Private family inurnment to follow. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Latka, Donald E.
Donald E. Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2000 - Donald E. Latka, age 71, born Dec. 10, 1928, retired from the U.S. Army and Western Electric. Mr. Latka was Past Worthy President and life member of Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 145. He passed away at his daughter's home in Rio Rancho, N.M., on April 15, 2000. Preceded in death by his father, Frank S. Latka; mother, Marie Latka; brother, Ken Latka; son, John D. Latka; and nephews, Nick and James Latka. Survived by his brothers, Frank (Sue) Latka and Robert (Charlotte) Latka; daughters, Donna Duggan and her children, Bruce, Mike and Greg; Cyndi Osborne and her children, Steve, James and Rachel; Sandra Latka and her son, Aaron; and great-grandchild, Caelin; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2000, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Don Latka to Hospice Memorial Foundation, 4725 Indian School Road, N.E., Suite 100, Albuquerque, N.M., 87110.

Latka, Frank L.
Frank L. Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2003 - Frank L. Latka, 79, born April 1, 1924, passed away April 27, 2003. Survived by his loving family; wife, Susan Latka; children, Tom (Jean) Latka, Rick (Lucille) Latka, Teresa (Brian) Hallin, Linda (Ralph) Latka and Mike (Pam) Jamnik; daughter-in-law, Jean Eskra; and grandchildren, Rose, Paris and Westley, Jackson and Margo, Adam, Dean and Nicky, Jerry Lynn, Rusty and Shane Jr., Chuck and Franky, and Marina and Ava. Also survived by brother, Robert (Charlotte) Latka; former wife, Louise Didero; nieces and nephews, Connie Harnist, Dan Ludwig, Bobby Latka, Donna Duggan, Sandra Latka, Cyndi Osborne, Kenny Latka, Scott Latka; uncle, George (Trudie) Latka; and good friends, Cecil Turner, Dan Tihonovich and Ted Malouff. Preceded in death by his sons, Nick and Jim Latka; brothers, Don and Kenneth Latka; and former wife, Marie Provinzanno. Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked at the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and retired as a lieutenant. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Trees Please in his memory in care of the funeral home office.

Latka, John J.
John J. Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1999 - John J. Latka, 92, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, May 29, 1999. He retired from CF&I after 42 years of service. He was "the best" at fly fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie, of 63 years in marriage. He is survived by his children, Louise Birkenmier, John K. (Dolores) Latka, Elaine (Ed)Kiniry, Neil (Marsha) Latka, Wayne (Candace) Latka and Ronald Latka, all of Pueblo- a brother, George (Trudie) Latka of California, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He is also survived by his special companions, Lady and Rusty. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, at Holy Family Church. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 5p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo.

Latka, John K.
John K. Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2002 - John K. Latka, 73, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 9, 2002. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Jean Latka, 1970; and his parents, John and Bessie Latka. John is survived by his wife, Dolores Latka; children, John (Mary Ann), Charles (Saundra), Karen, Bessie Latka and Darla Martinez; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; and numerous other family members. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and most of all his family. His first love was spending time with family and friends. Those who knew him will miss his caring, giving heart and great sense of humor. His children will carry on his legacy of hard work and honesty. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Honoring his request, cremation will take place following services.

Latka, Marie Elizabeth
Marie Elizabeth Latka - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1987 - Marie Elizabeth Latka (Zink), 82, passed away unexpectedly June 11, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by three sons, Frank (Susan) Latka, Donald Latka and Robert (Charlotte) Latka, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Thomas (Jean) Latka, Nick (Jean) Latka, both of Pueblo; Linda Davis, Illinois; Rick Latka, Theresa Marie Latka, both of California; Mike Jamnik, Pueblo; Donna Marie Straffin, California; Cindy Elizabeth Latka, Sandra Lynn Latka, Kelly Childers, Robert Latka, all of Pueblo; Danny Ludwig, Connie Harnist, both of California; Kenneth Latka and Scott Latka, both of Wyoming; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a lifetime Pueblo resident, born Sept. 18, 1904. Life member of Eagles Lodge No. 145 Auxiliary and member of Shrine of St. Therese. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, June 15. Both services at the Shrine of St. Therese. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends following the interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens at 2601 Elmwood Circle.

LaTronica, Antoinette M.
Antoinette M. "Toni" LaTronica - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 1986 - Antoinette M. "Toni" LaTronica of 900 W. Abriendo, June 20, 1986. Sister of Vito (Elizabeth) LaTronica, Rocky (Ann) LaTronica, and Helen Piastro, all of Pueblo. Predeceased by her parents, Liberate and Jennie LaTronica; sisters, Philomena Marrone, Hope Mattarocci, Rose LaTronica, Julie Gochie; and brother, Pete LaTronica. Survived also by several nieces and nephews. A lifelong Pueblo resident and a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during WWII. Miss LaTronica was a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge of the Columbian Federation and WSA, Western Star Lodge No. 16. She was employed in the operation of LaTronica's Restaurant for 36 years prior to her retirement. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food.

LaTronica, Patricia Ilene
Patricia Ilene LaTronica - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2000 - Patricia Ilene LaTronica, age 62, passed away July 3, 2000. She is preceded in death by her husband, Peter LaTronica. Mrs. LaTronica is survived by her daughters, Dayna LaTronica, Pueblo, and Lisa LaTronica, Bullhead City, Ariz.; sister, Nancy Turpin, Morgantown, Ind.; and many numerous extended family members. The contributions of her life were numerous. She was a strong supporter of many Pueblo institutions, such as Rosemount Museum and the Symphony Guild, which held its annual dinners at her restaurant, LaTronica's, where she donated staff, time, and food to support the Guild. But she also was a champion of the less fortunate, serving on the board of Salvation Army for several years, and enjoying her time volunteering at the Army's Thanksgiving and Christmas community dinners. She will be remembered as a very strong and courageous mother and friend. Funeral Mass, Friday, 12 noon, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. There will be a memorial service held on Sunday, 11 a.m., at the Salvation Army Church, 520 W. 13th. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions are to be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through George McCarthy Funeral Home.

LaTronica, Rocky N.
Rocky N. LaTronica - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1998 - Rocky N. LaTronica, age 80, passed away July 26, 1998. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ann LaTronica, of the family home, and children, Robert (Kathy) LaTronica, Littleton, Colo., and Rosemary (Louis) Mihelich, Colorado Springs, Colo. Grandfather of Tara (John) Shephard, Michelle (Steve) Scott, Rocky LaTronica, Tricia (Liam) McCready, Kathy Mihelich, John Mihelich and Anthony LaTronica. Great-grandfather of Aaron Michael Shephard. Also survived by brother, Vito (Elizabeth) LaTronica- sister, Helen Piastro- sister-in-law, Pat LaTronica- brother-in-law, Joseph (Pauline) Tezak- as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. LaTronica was a lifetime resident of Pueblo and one of the original founders of LaTronica's Restaurant. He was active in community fund-raisers for various church organizations and enjoyed spending time in the mountains and loved to cook. Memorial Mass, Wednesday, 2 p.m. Shrine of St. Therese, followed by cremation, Almont Crematory. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese Memorial Fund.

Latta, Tom E.
Tom E. Latta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 1986 - Tom E. Latta, Denver, and formerly of Pueblo, died Sept. 6, 1986. Cremation. Olinger Mortuary in Denver.

Laube, Floyd
Floyd E. Laube - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2002 - Floyd E. Laube, 71, passed away Nov. 25, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May 5, 1931, in Detroit, Mich., to Otto and Madeline Laube who preceded him. Survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Lorene Laube; and family members. Per his request, cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 4121 Nature Center Road.

Laughlin, Clifford B.
Clifford B. Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1999 - Clifford B. Laughlin, 92, passed away Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his home. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 52 years, Phyllis Hankla-Laughlin and their eight children, Sandra (John) Carver, Cortez, Colo., Jim (Kathy) Laughlin, Carolyn (Tom) Lacey, Kenny (Mari) Laughlin, Ronnie (Patty) Laughlin, Marilyn Laughlin, Fort Smith, Ark. Cliff Jr. (Desi) Laughlin, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Pat (Rose) Laughlin- brother, Joe Laughlin, Portland, Ore.- 17 grandchildren- seven great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the St. Charles Senior Club and Share Colorado. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1975. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, noon to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Imperial Funeral Home.

Laughlin, Donald R.
Donald R. Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 1986 - Donald R. Laughlin, 47, passed away May 20, 1986. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Omar (Edna) Laughlin; his brothers, Floyd (Beverly) Laughlin and Lloyd Laughlin; and sister, Betty Lang. Also survived by many wonderful relatives and friends. A memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, at St. Leander Church. Cremation. The family may be contacted at 2105 E. Seventh Street.

Laughlin, Donna Mae
Donna Mae (Carey) Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2002 - Donna Mae (Carey) Laughlin born July 10, 1931, passed away June 22, 2002. Survived by her children, Donna (David) Gradisar, and Jack Laughlin; granddaughter, Shae (Eric) Dunton; and special friend, Larry Reed. She is preceded in death by her parents, Keith Carey and Edith Toogood. Donna loved animals and nature and enjoyed crafts. She was a wonderful caregiver and gave special care to her clients. Funeral service, Thursday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue, 24 Cornell Circle, Pueblo, Colo. 81005. The family will receive friends at the Park Place Condominium Clubhouse at 190 Bonnymede.

Laughlin, Edna M.
Edna M. Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1987 - Edna M. Laughlin, beloved wife and mother, was born Feb. 27, 1907, in Soper, Okla., and passed away April 11, 1987, in Pueblo. Wife of Omar Laughlin. Mother of Floyd (Beverly) Laughlin of Vista, Calif., Lloyd Laughlin, and Betty Lang of Pueblo. Sister of Robert Powers, Sue (Joe) Cozza, Sylvia (Joe) Fraterelli, Hazel (Bill) Reaves and Ollie (Allen) Quillen. Also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Tuesday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Laughlin, Edward E.
Edward E. Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2001 - Mr. Edward E. Laughlin "Mr. Ed" died Sept. 29, 2001 in Portland, Ore. at the age of 72. Mr. Laughlin was born Sept. 29, 1929 in Pueblo. Colo. He was a life long resident of Pueblo, having only recently moved to Portland, Ore. to be near his family. He was a devout Christian having dedicated his life to the Catholic Church. He was past Grand Knight and past District Deputy of The Knights of Columbus council #557 of Pueblo, Colo. His working career was in the building supplies industry, and worked many years for Mckinney Concrete Products Company. He is survived by his daughters Kathie Petty (Wayne), Cindy Kayton (Robert), Annette Zakrajsek, Cammy Kinser (Don) and son Paul Laughlin. His sister Lillian Gallimore and Margaret Irvine (Bob)brothers Joe, George (Barbara), Bob, and Bill Laughlin. Grandchildren Nathan Samson, Chad and Eric Kayton, Brian Zakrajek, Melanie Zakrajek-Bowden (Dan), Donavin Kinser, Mallory and Charlene Laughlin. Great granddaughters Nicole and Kristen Bowden, and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his special friend Mr. Felix Olivas. A Memorial Mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 23, 2001 at The Cathedral of Sacred Heart in Pueblo. Colo.

Laughlin, Norma Carol
Norma Carol Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2005 - Norma Carol Laughlin passed away at home at 1719 Englewood after a lengthy illness. She will be missed greatly by her husband, Thomas Earl “Tom”; sons, Tom Jr. and Willis Laughlin; granddaughters, Amanda Carol and Natalie Elizabeth Laughlin; sisters, Betty Jo McDaniel, Grace Jean Divelbiss, Eva Sue (Chet) Sheppard, Helen Geer, Peggy (David) Caple; brother, C.V. McDaniel Jr. Carol is preceded in death by her brother, Willis McDaniel; and her parents, C.V. and Inez McDaniel, Sr. Carol was born in Raton, N.M. on Sept. 11, 1939. She was a member of the Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Peggy Caple for the care of the McDaniel cemetery, a project that Carol started and had been in charge of. At Carol's request there will be no public viewing. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Laughlin, Theresa
Theresa Laughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1944 - In Memoriam - In loving remembrance of Mrs. Theresa Laughlin, died Feb 11, 1923. (verse) Sadly missed by her Daughter and Sons.

Laughlin, W. A.
W. A. Laughlin – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 26, 1877 – The Denver News has the following in regard to the death of an editor: “W. A. Laughlin, associate editor of the Black Hawk Post, died yesterday at noon at his residence in Black Hawk, of some pulmonary disease, the exact nature of which we do not know. Mr. L. has resided in Colorado for a number of years, principally in Denver, where he has been well and favorably known as a printer and also a writer for the press. A year ago last spring he joined Mr. Merrick, of this office, in the enterprise, which resulted in the establishment of the first newspaper in the Black Hills, the Deadwood Pioneer, now a flourishing daily. Mr. L. remained but a short time in the hills, however, and was one of the founders of the Black Hawk Post during the campaign last fall, H. G. Bennett being its first editor. Mr. Laughlin was a man of fine ability in many respects, and a great favorite with 'the craft,' by whom his death will be earnestly regretted.”

Laukaitis, Robert J.
Robert J. Laukaitis - Huerfano World - January 8, 2004 - Robert J. Laukaitis Sr. of Navajo Ranch passed away Jan. 11, 2004 in Pueblo. He was 70. Born April 7, 1933 in Falls, PA. He served our country in the United States Air Force for 4½ years in Korea, receiving the Purple Heart. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racing cars and he was a classic car enthusiast and loved his music. He was an insurance Field Specialist and a National Roller Skating Champion. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Elizabeth Laukaitis, Navajo Ranch; son, Major Robert (Debra) Laukaitis Jr., Forsythe, GA; daughters, Sheree (Randy) Wilcox, New Albany, PA, Dr. Elizabeth I. (Ann Alter) Watson, Kneeland, CA, Suzanne M. (Lash Baldwin) Watson, Gardner, and Patricia L. Watson, Walsenburg; sisters, Sally (Bob) Bowman, Ruth Ann (Victor) DeAngelo, all of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Ethan and Evan Laukaitis, Ella Watson-Stryker, Hosanna Fox, Jamie and Stacey Wilcox and Ari Watson-Alter; his best friend, Ron Sandoval; and his little dog Daisy Mae. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Wilma Laukaitis; and three brothers, Henry, Bud, and Noel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Legacy Foundation, 2030 M St. NW 6th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20036 or Trees, Water and People, 633 S. Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524. A visitation was held at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Christ the King Catholic Church in La Veta. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Laurence, Lola M.
Lola M. Laurence - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1985 - Lola M. Laurence, 71. Service at 1:30 p.m. today at Imperial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Mace officiating. Interment, Garden of Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family may be contacted at 1325 W. Abriendo. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Laurence, Verlon R.
Verlon R. Laurence - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 1999 - Verlon R. Laurence, 83, a devoted father and grandfather, passed away Jan. 27, 1999. Survived by his children, Clifford Laurence, Charlotte (Don) Garnett and Dennis (Janet) Laurence- grandchildren, Richard (Karen) Garnett, Reba (Mike) Harriman, Rebecca (Abbass) Shafii, Michelle Laurence and Angela (John) Davis- great-grandchildren, Megan Garnett, Jahan Shafii, Saren Ingley, Kit and Hunter Davis- and sister-in-law, Wanda Laurence. Preceded in death by his wife, Lola Laurence, and two brothers, Paul and Oakley Laurence. Mr. Laurence was a devoted member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He retired from CF&I and was also a member of Aerie No. 145 FOE. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church in his memory. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

Lauricella, Frances Ann
Frances Ann Lauricella - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1999 - Frances Ann Lauricella, born in Chicago, Ill., on July 23,1921, passed away Dec. 2, 1999. Survived by her husband of 64 years, Ralph Lauricella; daughter, Rose Marie (John) Valente, both of Pueblo; and sister, Angelina Bresnahan of Boston, Mass. Grandmother of Jo Marie (Brad) Kimball, Joseph (Nancy) Lauricella and Michael Lauricella, all of Pueblo, Donna (Michael) Ferguson and John M. (Deborah) Valente, all of Vancouver, Wash. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her son, Joseph, in 1992. She was employed by Lerner's in Pueblo for 32 years, where she received national recognition as one of the company's leading sales representatives. Vigil service, Saturday, Dec. 4,1999,10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Christopher Reeve Spinal Cord Injury Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Lauricella, Ralph
Ralph Lauricella - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2004 - Ralph Lauricella, 89, passed away peacefully May 5, 2004. He was born in Pueblo on Oct. 15, 1914, and as a young man, he moved to Chicago to visit family. While there, he met his future wife, Frances Zambito, and they were married in 1935. They were together for 64 years. After serving his country during World War II, he returned to Pueblo to raise his family. Ralph was a master automobile mechanic who worked with Ford dealerships for 40 years. He was a kind and gentle father, spouse, brother, grandfather and neighbor. He cared devotedly for his wheelchair-confined wife for 10 years, yet always found time to help a neighbor or relative in need. He enjoyed working in his yard and listening to big-band music that he had played in earlier years when he was a professional musician. In his last years, he made his home at University Park Care Center, where he remained a genial and much-loved resident up to his last day. A special thank you to the dedicated staff and to his personal physician, Dr. Laurence Jensen for providing such compassionate care. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Preceded in death by his son, Joseph in 1992; his wife, Frances in 1999; and his son-in-law, John Valente in 2001. Survived by his daughter, Rose Marie Valente; grandchildren, Jo Marie (Brad) Kimball, Joseph (Nancy) Lauricella, Michael Lauricella, all of Pueblo, Donna (Michael) Ferguson, John (Debbie) Valente, all of Vancouver, Wash.; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy and Dominic; sisters, Frances Passalaqua, Mary Mohorich and Katherine Palumbo. At his request, no viewing and private graveside service. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the George McCarthy Funeral Home. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Laurizello, Carmino
Carmino Laurizello - Yampa Leader - January 20, 1911 - Crushed under a string of empty box cars in the Pueblo smelter yards, Carmino Laurizello was instantly killed.

Laut, Marvin E.
Marvin E. Laut - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1999 - Marvin E. Laut, 79, passed away Dec. 25, 1999. Husband of Virginia M. Laut, whom he married May 22, 1948, in Woodward, Okla. Father of Wayne (Mary) Laut, Eugene, Ore., Brenda (Bud) Tallman, Pueblo, Pamela (Tom) McCasland, Canon City, Marvin (Judy) Laut Jr., and Clyde (Gigi) Laut, both of Pueblo. Survived also by his grandchildren, Jason and Julie Laut, Maggie and Tres' Tallman, Amy Burns and Chuck McCasland, Gregory and Carrie Laut and Brian and Kellie Laut. He was predeceased by his parents, Clyde and Esther (Brown) Laut. Mr. Laut was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a longtime employee of the CF&I Steel Corp., retiring in 1982. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial graveside service Jan. 5, 2000, 10 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens will be conducted by Pastor Kirk Yamaguchi. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home office.



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