The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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LeFebre, Abe
Abe LeFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2000 - Abe LeFebre, 89, of Pueblo, born Dec. 28, 1910, to the union of Charles W. and Ruby (Sammon) LeFebre in Ocate, N.M. He passed away Nov. 7, 2000. Abe retired from the CF&I Wire Mill with numerous safety awards and 34 years of service. He thanked God for everyday. He loved the mountains, outdoors, cooking and he was a devoted father, raising 10 children. He was generous, grateful and will be missed by all. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Caro; two sons, James Isadore and Benny Pat LeFebre; and sister, Mary. He is survived by children, Viola Martinez, Daniel (Pat) LeFebre, Lupe (Steve) Martinez, Charles (Sandra) LeFebre, Roger (Ermelinda) LeFebre, Leonard LeFebre, Art (Martha) LeFebre and Bertha Isabelle (Robert) Basquez; stepson, Max Caro; brothers, Bill, Bob, Mervine and Gilbert LeFebre; sister, Edith Perez; special friend, Fidelia Vigil; 33 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; step-granddaughter, Leah Padilla, and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing is Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at noon-6 p.m. at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. A prayer service will be held at Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at 6 p.m. at the Chapel. Funeral service is Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at 1 p.m., also at the chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family may be contacted at 621 W. 20th St. Flowers and contributions may be received by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel.

LeFebre, Ana P.
Ana P. LeFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2004 - Ana P. LeFebre passed away May 26, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Alfredo LeFebre; and her daughter, Marina. She is survived by her children, Alfredo (Emelina) LeFebre, Amos (Sophia) LeFebre, Mary (Charles) Gallegos, John (Marie) LeFebre and Marina (Scott) Gallery; numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ana was a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She loved to work outside in her garden. She was the best grandma ever. She was a member of St. Leander Parish and she prayed the rosary every day. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, followed by a vigil service at 6 p.m. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2004, at St. Theresa Parish in Manassa, Colo., with interment to follow at Los Cerritos Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Villa Pueblo Nursing Home in Ana's memory through the funeral home office.

Lefebre, Augustine
Augustine Lefebre - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - March 30, 1871 - Death of an Old Pioneer - We learn from the Enterprise that Augustine Lefebre died at Ocate, New Mexico, on the 14th. Mr. Lefebre came tot his country in company with St. Vrain, Kit Carson, Bent and other pioneers who have made for themselves famous names. When he heard of the death of St. Vrain he is said to have remarked "Well, I will be the next.", which prophecy has proved true. He leaves a large family of children, grand children, and great-grandchildren, Mr. Lefebre was 72 years old when he died.

LeFebre, Daniel Abe
Daniel (Danny) Abe LeFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2003 - Daniel (Danny) Abe LeFebre, 57 , went home to be with Jesus on September 22, 2003. He loved serving the Lord and reading and sharing God's word with others. He was self employed and a former CF&I worker (tube mill). He enjoyed music, fishing, hunting, Flea Markets and drawing. He loved and cherished his family and friends dearly and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Survived by his wife Patricia, Children Desiree Aragon (Mike); Danaye LeFebre; Daniel Abe LeFebre Jr. (Justine); David LeFebre. Brothers Charles (Sandra); Roger (Linda); Arthur; Leonard LeFebre, Max Caro. Sisters Viola Martinez; Lupe Martinez (Steve); Bertha Isabel Basquez (Robert). Grandchildren Angelica; Arianna; Kaniah and Hailey Aragon; Larissa LeFebre. Numerous nephews, nieces, and many loved friends. Preceded in death by Parents Abe and Pauline LeFebre; Brothers Jimmy and Benny LeFebre; Infant daughter Pauline LeFebre. A Memorial Service will take place at Good Shepherd Church, 1216 E. Beech St. at 1:00pm on Monday September 29, 2003. Reception will be held at Romeros Reception Hall, 110 Cleveland St., following services.

LeFebre, Hortensia J.
Hortensia J. LeFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2001 - Hortensia J. LeFebre, 76, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Dec. 5, 1924, in Las Cruces, N.M. to Jacinto and Nepomucena Jemente, who preceded her. Also preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, John I. LeFebre Sr.; and son, John A. LeFebre Jr. Survived by sons, Henry R. (Ramona), Joaquin, Philbert (Veronica), Ernest (Melissa) LeFebre; daughter, Lenora Keister; daughter-in-law, Virginia LeFebre; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest Jemente Sr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Funeral service, Saturday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

LeFebre, John A.
John A. LeFebre - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1998 - John A. LeFebre, passed away Sept. 12, 1998. John was born May 23, 1945, in Richmond, Calif. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Moises and Guadalupe LeFebre, Jacinto and Neponcena Jemente- and mother-in-law, Delia Sanchez. He is survived by his wife, Virginia- daughter, Wanda (Paul) Baca- son, Tonio (Desiree) LeFebre- parents, John I. and Hortencia LeFebre- siblings, Henry (Ramona), Joaquin (Linda), sister Lenora, Philbert (Veronica), Ernest (Melissa)- father-in-law, Jim and Maria Sanchez- siblings-in-law, Margaret (Joe) Gonzales, Manuel (Adele) Sanchez, Leonard (Gina) Sanchez, Ernest (Carol) Sanchez, Arthur (Valerie) Sanchez, Leroy (Sandra) Sanchez- special cousins, Steve (Paula) LeFebre- numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He was a member of the Piro Manso Tiwa Indian Tribe. He graduated from Pueblo East High School in 1963, attended Midwest College of Business, served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed at Pueblo Army Depot, Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, U.S. Air Force Academy. He staked his corner as a bus driver with School District 60 from then on he drove for many bus companies, he also was a well-known limousine driver. He was presently employed by Southside Children's Center. He loved children and was well-known for playing Santa Claus at schools and family parties. He coached football and baseball. He loved life, Tex Mex music, the L.A. Raiders. He enjoyed everything to the fullest. He was a wonderful husband and a wonderful father. He will truly be missed. and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at St. Leander Church. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive friends and relatives at their home, 1539 E. 18th.

LeFebre, John I. Sr.
John I. LeFebre Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2000 - John I. LeFebre Sr., 77, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2000, in Pueblo, Colo. Born July 7, 1923, in Tolburg, Colo., to Moises and Lucy LeFebre, who preceded him. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Hortencia J. LeFebre; sons, Henry R. (Romona), Joaquin, Philbert (Veronica), Ernest (Melissa) LeFebre; and daughter, Lenora LeFebre; daughter-in-law, Virginia LeFebre; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Porfilio and Moises LeFebre; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, John A. LeFebre Jr. John Sr. retired from the CF&I in 1984 with 35 years of service. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lefebvre, Arthur Eugene
Father Arthur Eugene Lefebvre - Huerfano World - December 21, 2000 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1912: Father Arthur Eugene Lefebvre, 39, died of tuberculosis. He had been with St. Mary Parish for three years.                          

Lefebvre, Eugene
Father Eugene Lefebvre - Bayfield Blade - December 20, 1912 - The Rev. Father Eugene Lefebvre, "fighting priest" of Walsenburg, died at a Colorado Springs sanitorium. Ordained when he was but 16, his death revealed a story of a constant war upon vice during his twenty-three years as a priest. He left a sickbed in Walsenburg just before the recent election to speak against political grafters and crooks, and following the election suffered a collapse. He was taken to Colorado Springs in advanced stages of tuberculosis.

Leffler, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Leffler - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1997 - Dorothy Mae Leffler, 84, passed away Oct. 31, 1997. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph V. Leffler, in 1993. Survived by her children, Donald (Claudia) Leffler, Houston, Texas, Gerald (Donna) Leffler, Pueblo, Jerry (Frank) Bregar, Grand Junction- grandchildren, Eric Leffler, Rodney, Leana and Lyndsey Leffler, Scott Bregar- brother, Ray (Jewell) Relaford, Pueblo. Mrs. Leffler was a devoted mother and wife, who was very dedicated to her family's togetherness. She also loved to travel and shop. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will greet friends at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Imperial Reception Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the El Pueblo Boys' Ranch in her memory.

Leffler, Robert L.
Robert L. Leffler - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2003 - Robert L. Leffler, affectionately known as “Kong,” 78, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away May 24, 2003. He is preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Izora Leffler; and daughter, Carol J. Degraffenreid. Also preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and son-in-law. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Anna L. Leffler of the family home; children, Gloria (Jim) Rickwalt, Pueblo, Larry (Judi) Leffler, Santa Fe, N.M., Pam Leffler and Cheryl Leffler both of Pueblo; eight grandchildren, Glenn Degraffenreid, California, Tami (Tony) Eberwine, New Mexico, Cyndi Darrin, Keith (Margaret) Rickwalt, Pueblo, Jim Rickwalt Jr., California, Randy (Anne) Vallejos, Janine Vallejos, New Mexico, and Shelly Mahoney, Pueblo; seven great-grandchildren, Missie, Mike, Mandy Rickwalt, Pueblo, Kodie Rickwalt-Edwards, Pueblo, Mersedes Rickwalt-Mahoney, Seattle, and Gavin Eberwine, New Mexico. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and special puppy “Kotters.” Robert worked as an engineer for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad for 39 years. He retired in 1983 due to illness. He was a member of the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ. Robert was an avid bowler and a fan of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. His family was his life. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His legacy of good values, high morals, showing respect and love for all and remembering to laugh, will live on through his children and grandchildren. A special thank you to all the bowlers and pallbearers for your care and support over the years. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Robert L. Leffler to the Red Mountain Ranch for Children through the Broadway and Orman Church of Christ, 611 Broadway, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Lefholz, Etta Mae
Etta Mae Lefholz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2004 - Etta Mae Lefholz, 93, longtime McClave resident, died March 30, 2004. Visitation today, April 2, 2004, at Peacock Funeral Home. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the McClave United Methodist Church. Interment, McClave Cemetery.

Legan, Joseph W.
Joseph W. Legan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Joseph W. Legan, 74, of Pueblo departed this life to be with the Lord at home with his family, Nov. 24, 2000. Born Feb. 2, 1926. Served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, July 1944-July 1946. He retired from Centel Electric after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 90. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Louise Legan; brothers and sisters, Vincent, Johnny, Louise, Mildred and Cecil; and granddaughter, Shaunna Lee Olson. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Betty Jean (Vendetti) Legan of 50 years, celebrated Aug. 19, 2000. He is also survived by children, Joseph J. (Brenda) Legan, Laura (Vince) Mulay, Robert (Rebecca) Legan, Susan (Edward) Olson and Tammy Legan; grandchildren, Tisha (Jason) Smith, Lonnie Legan, Monte Ordahl, Justin and Renee Mulay, Leanne (Chuck) Folchert, Casey Olson, Jordan, Drew, Moriah and Seth Legan; great-grandchildren, Trey and Ty Smith, JayCee Martinez and Grant Mulay; [Sammie and Janie]. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the American Lung Association or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Joseph's name.

Legas, James
James Legas – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: James Legas is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. James Legas: Greek, age 35, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Leger, Juanita C.
Juanita C. Leger - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2000 - Juanita C. Leger, born March 15, 1932, passed away June 6, 2000, following a lengthy illness. Survived by her husband of 35 years, Amadeo Leger; children, Janette (Trent) Thomas, Christopher (Corrine) Leger, Joseph Leger; grandchildren, Nicole, Johnnae, Trent, Jeremy, Joseph, Tyler and Heather; brothers and sisters, Lola (Ben) Gomez, Manuel Perez, Virginia (Ed) Wilson, Carmel Barela, Tony (Lucinda) Perez and Josie (John) Rebol. Juanita loved to go to Cripple Creek with her family. She also enjoyed collecting chickens and roosters. She loved and adored her children, grandchildren and all of her family and will be dearly missed. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Legg, Germaine S.
Germaine S. "Gerry" Legg - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1999 - Germaine A. "Gerry" Legg, 62, Eads, died May 26. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home in Eads. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 30.Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 31. Both services at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kit Carson. Memorials to the Germaine A. Legg Fund to purchase a CAT scan for Weisbrod Hospital co Brown Funeral Home, P.O. Box432, Eads, Colo. 81036.

Legg, Olive B.
Olive B. Legg - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1986 - Mrs. Olive B. Legg passed away at a local nursing home March 26, 1986. Survived by her daughter, Mrs. L. Elizabeth Melton, Livonia, Mich.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, Howard W. Legg, on June 28, 1981. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Edward Paup officiating.

Leherer, Joseph
Joseph Leherer – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 1, 1874 – Died on the 25th inst., at his residence in Pueblo, after a short illness, Mr. Joseph Leherer, aged 81 (31?) years.

Lehermeier, Gerhard M.
Gerhard "Garry" M. Lehermeier - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1999 - Gerhard "Garry" M. Lehermeier passed away unexpectedly Sept. 25, 1999, in Pueblo. Garry was born March 14, 1947, in Plattling, Germany, and had been a longtime Pueblo resident receiving his U.S. Citizenship in 1966. He was employed at CF&I Steel Mill for 18 years before working the past 11 years for BF Goodrich Aerospace. Garry was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church, he enjoyed outdoor leisure activities, e-mailing comical messages to friends and co-workers, his family gatherings and he treasured his special times with his granddaughter Sara. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Duran, in 1996. His survivors include his children, Linda, Eric and Hans Lehermeier, all of Pueblo; granddaughter, Sara Lehermeier; sisters, Marilyn (Robert) Brandon of California, Heidi (Daryl Vigil) Nothaft of Pueblo; brothers, Paul (Gayleen) Notaft of Canon City, Terry (Tracy) Nothaft of Pueblo; two nieces, Marie and Nicole DiBona of California; as well as his special friend, Linda Austin and the mother of his children, Linda (Dale) Johnson. No public viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, in the Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with Pastor Jack Schmidt officiating. The family will greet friends at Ianne's Whiskey Ridge Restaurant, 4333 Thatcher Ave., following the service. Donations in memory of Garry may be made to the charity of your choice.

Lehl, Hazel L.
Hazel L. Lehl - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1997 - Hazel L. Lehl, 89, formerly of Greeley, passed away Sept. 25, 1997, at her home. Survived by daughter, Marjorie (Oscar) Fair, Louisville, Ky.- son, Gerald (Marilyn) Lehl, Pueblo- grandsons, David Lehl, Boulder, Brian Lehl, Durango- nieces, Jana (Bill) Price, Greeley, Vicki (Shep) Ragan-Barbash, Atlanta, Ga.- nephew, Michael Ragan, Kansas City, Kan.- cousin, Myrl Mahorney, Littleton- special friends, Toni Duran and Elaine Trujillo, Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Carl Lehl- brothers, Clifford Ragan and Donald Ragan. Hazel was born Dec. 21, 1907, near Johnstown, Colo., to Arthur and Mabel (Ring) Ragan. She graduated from college in Greeley, 1927, and taught at Lone Tree School, a one-room school house until her marriage to Carl Lehl on May 31, 1930. Hazel was an accomplished artist whose oil paintings were sold in Estes Park for many years. She loved to play the piano and gave lessons to many Greeley-area children. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. , 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997, McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 1997, Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley. The family will receive friends after the Saturday service at 28 Terrace Drive. Friends may visit in Greeley, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Allnutt (Macy Chapel) in Greeley. Graveside service, 3 p.m. Monday at Linn Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Lehman, Dorothy A.
Dorothy A. Lehman - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 4, 1997 - Dorothy A. Lehman, 75, a homemaker, died June 2, 1997, at a local hospital. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Lehman was born Nov. 9, 1921, in Pueblo to Newton and Mary Jane (Armstrong) Kenney. She was married July 20, 1941, in Pueblo to Paul L. Lehman, who lives in Colorado Springs. She also is survived by a daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Wright of Colorado Springs; two brothers, Raymond Kenney and Russell Kenney, both of Pueblo; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Lehman was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She had lived in Colorado Springs most of her life, also living in Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

Lehman, Ernest Jay
Ernest Jay Lehman - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 2004 - Ernest Jay Lehman, 75, passed away Aug. 20, 2004. Survived by his wife, Elaine, of the family home; grandchildren, Victoria, Sandra, Staci and Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Shawn, Courtney, Hannah, James, Ashley and Andrea. Preceded in death by his parents, Theodore R. and Hilda Vance Lehman; and stepson, Steve Finley. Ernest was born July 30, 1929, in Hutchinson, Kan. He was devoted to his work as a security guard at PPIR from 1999 to 2003 and also worked for Wayne's Towing. Viewing at the funeral home, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.

Lehman, Otto
Otto Lehman – Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 27, 1878 – Died in this city on the 25th inst., of scarlet fever, Otto, son of Mrs. M. Lehman, aged 9 years.

Lehman, Rollie
Rollie Lehman - Huerfano World - October 10, 1991 - Graveside service for Rollie Lehman, 81, Quartzsite, AZ, will be Friday in that community. Born Oct. 27, 1910 in Gunnison, he and his wife, Maura operated a dairy ranch and Lehman's Drug Store in La Veta for over 40 years. They retired to Arizona in 1972. Survivors include his wife, Maura Potts Lehman, Quartzsite; two daughters, Marda Doan, Colorado Springs and M. Lynn Hoppes, Adak, AK; one son, Lee, Quartzsite; one brother, Glenn, Grand Junction and two grandsons. Rollie was a grand member of Odd Fellow Lodge #141. His wife can be contacted at Box 1116, Quartzsite, AZ, 85346. [Editor's Note: SSDI indicates death as October 7, 1991.]

Lehman, Savada Leona
Savada Leona Lehman - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2005 - Savada Leona Lehman, 91, passed away March 14, 2005, in Killeen, Texas. Preceded in death by her first husband, William Wallace; her husband of 40 years, George H. Lehman; sons, Thomas Wallace and William Wallace; grandson, Billy Wallace; two sisters; and three brothers. Survived by her children, George (Judy) Lehman of Pueblo, Sandra (Charles) Hoppe of Florida and Patricia (Kenneth Miller) Lehman of Killeen, Texas; daughters-in-law, Marlene Wallace of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Dolores Wallace of Pueblo; sister, Ina Black of Fort Collins, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Savada was born to Riley and Leah Casebolt on July 1, 1913, in Czar, Mo., lived most of her life in Pueblo and just recently resided in Killeen, Texas. She retired from Triplex as a machine operator after 20 years of service. In addition to spending time with her family, Savada enjoyed crocheting, sewing and gardening. Viewing at the funeral home, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. A celebration of Savada's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Mark Crates officiating. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lehmann, Herman
Herman Lehmann - Rocky Mountain News – October 19, 1911 - Funeral Notice - Herman Lehmann at Pueblo, Monday. Remains at Martin's. Funeral will take place from residence, 1224 East Seventeenth Avenue, today at 2 p. m., friends invited.

Leiba, Juanita B.
Juanita B. Leiba – Pueblo Chieftain - September 01, 1997 - Juanita B. Leiba, 81, left this earth Aug. 30, 1997, at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. She was born June 24, 1916, in Three Rivers, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Francisco and Dolores (Acosta) Badial- a daughter, Sabina Tierney- a son, Chon Badial- and husband, Jose Leiba. Survived by her children, Juan Jose (Edith) Leiba, Dolores Howard, Joseph (Angie) Leiba and Mary (Baltizar) Fedalizo- two sisters, Adella Frausto and Emily Hernandez- 20 grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren- and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. today at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Rev. Ervin J. Schmitt, celebrant. Interment, Imperial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 600 E. 13th.

Leighnor, Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Zib" Summers Leighnor - The La Veta Signature - August 21, 2008 - Elizabeth "Zib" Summers Leighnor, 84, died August 11, 2008 at the Brighton Garden Nursing Home, Prairie Village, KS. She was born May 14, 1924 in Liberal, the daughter of Frank A. and Mae S. Stevesson Summers. She was a 1941 graduate of Hutchinson High School and had attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. A resident of Hutchinson for 43 years, she had also lived in Liberal and Goddard and was a long-time cabin owner in Cuchara. She was a member of Chapter BY, PEO, and First Presbyterian Church, all of Hutchinson. She married William C. Leighnor on April 3, 1943 in St. Louis, MO. He survives. Other survivors include a son D. Lance Leighnor and his wife Deborah, Overland Park, 3 grandchildren, Michael Leighnor, Jennifer Marden, and Jessica Leighnor, and two great grandsons, Caleb and Christian Marden. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons, Richard and Curtis Leighnor, and a sister, Frances S. Nichols. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson, with Reverend Skip Johnson presiding. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson.

Lein, Robert Stephen
Robert Stephen Lein - Huerfano World - August 15, 2002 - Robert Stephen Lein, 54, formerly of Saratoga Springs, WY, passed July 27, 2002 in Walsenburg. He was a graduate of the University of Rochester, BA, and State University of New York, Albany, MS. He is survived by brother Richard D. Lein; sister Sandra L. Bozony; nieces Melissa Mary Lein, Allissa Nicole Lein and Stephanie L. Lein; nephews Michael Taylor Lein, John M. Bozony and James R. Bozony. Ever ecologically minded, his pristine property was gifted to an open land trust. There was a private ceremony on the land.

Leinberger, Charles W.
Charles W. Leinberger - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Charles W. Leinberger, 86, born March 23, 1917, passed away April 8, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife, Margie Leinberger; daughter, Eileen (Bob) Marino; stepdaughters, Kathy DiSalvo, Charlene (Troy) Fox and her son Jimmy (Jenny) Fox; and daughter-in-law, Donna Leinberger. Grandfather of John (Kathy) Gallina, Ron (Karen) Gallina, Brenda (Kurt) Madic, Jim (Dabney) Leinberger, Tom (Sue) Leinberger and Linda (Doug) Simpleman. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Jim Leinberger, three brothers and one sister. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was an ambassador for the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce for many years. Charles was a manager for Safeway and then retired from the U.S. Post Office. The family will receive friends during viewing at the funeral home, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by cremation with no services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans in care of the funeral home office. Charles W. Leinberger - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Charles W. Leinberger, also survived by his grandson, Jimmy (Jenny) Fox.

Leipar, John
John Leipar - 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: John Leipar 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 John Leipar as an Austrian, age 24, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Leithead, Mary
Mary Leithead – Pueblo Indicator – November 3, 1928 – Mrs. Mary Leithead, a resident of Pueblo since 1871, passed away at her home, 1113 East Orman Avenue, Wednesday, Oct. 24. She is survived by a son, Robert Leithead, and a grand daughter, both of Los Angeles; a grandson, Ross Leithead, and a great grandson, at the family home. She was a quiet unassuming woman and highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral was held at 3:30 Friday afternoon.

Leiting, Danny Chris
Danny Chris Leiting - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1986 - Danny Chris Leiting, 22, late of 9561, Woodleaf Drive, Pueblo West, passed away July 23, 1986, in Denver. Mr. Letting was a member of the New Life Bible Church. He is survived by his parents, Harold and Shirley Leiting of Pueblo West; a sister, Sherry Lynn (Kenneth) Pokryfke of Twin Lakes, Wis.; two brothers, Gary (Nancy) Leiting of Woodridge, Ill., and Randy (Keri) Leiting of Pueblo West; two aunts, Dorothy (Norman) Rasch of Twin Lakes, Wis., and Bernice (Arlyn) Wade of Kenosha, Wis.; and six nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the New Life Bible Church, 1201 N. Main, with the Rev. Ronald Diaz officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Sunset Cemetery, Kenosha, Wis.

Leking, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Leking - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1999 - Ruth M. Leking, 69, Pueblo, passed away Jan. 24, 1999. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Esther Tasch. Survived by husband, Earl H. Leking- children, Merlin (Carol) Leking and Denise (Robert) Tristano, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Anthony (Amiee) Tristano, Aztec, N.M., Theresa (Tony) Caudillo and Christopher Tristano, Pueblo- great-grandsons, Justin Tolan and Erik Tristano- sisters, Eileen (Edward) Draper, Genoa, Ohio, and Lorraine (George) Bunch, Deming, N.M.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruth was an accordion teacher, and enjoyed entering crafts, needlework and baked goods in the Colorado State Fair. Her other hobbies were camping and fishing with her family. She was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church. Services, 10 a.m. today, Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with the Rev. Mark Crates officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the interment.

LeMaster, Raymond Earl
Raymond Earl "Red" LeMaster - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2002 - Raymond Earl "Red" LeMaster, born July 2, 1910, in Springfield, Ill., a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 16, 2002. Red graduated from Centennial High School in 1931, was an All-American football player and a member of Phi Gamma Delta at Colorado College. After college, Red traveled the United States pitching baseball with several semi-pro leagues. He returned to Pueblo and managed the Steel City YMCA and pitched for the Walters Brewery team. He worked as a salesman for Walters Brewery and in 1948, he and his wife, Vi, founded LeMasters Janitor Supply Co. In 1972, he retired to go trout fishing. Red was a member of the Pueblo Masonic Lodge No. 17, Pueblo Al Kaly Shrine, BPOE No. 90, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE) and a past member of many service organizations too numerous to mention. A charter inductee of the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame, Red was a co-founder of the Old Timers Baseball Association and was known for his support of youth and athletics. Red will be missed by his son, Clarence; daughters-in-law, Sandra and Kay (Chris) Spinuzzi; grandsons, Raymond III, Rowdy and Tory; granddaughter, Sunny Rae; and great-grandson, Bryson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viletta (Vi); his brother, Harry; sister, Dora Bickmore; and his son, Raymond Earl II. The LeMaster family wishes to thank all of Red's many employees, friends and customers over the years and especially the gang at Patti's, the Pueblo Greyhound folks, and the caring staff at Belmont Lodge. Red took great pride in his family, his business and the community of Pueblo. We wish his zest for life for everyone. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Centennial High School Foundation or a youth sports organization of your choice. A private family interment will be held. The family will greet friends at 3225 Northridge Drive, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

LeMaster-Brown, Thelma E.
Thelma E. LeMaster-Brown - Redding Record Searchlight - December 16, 1997 - Thelma E. LeMaster-Brown, 90, of Redding, California, died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel are handling arrangements. Note: Thelma LeMaster-Brown was the daughter of Elmer Dallas LeMaster and Verda Duckworth. Grandfather, Joel LeMaster and family were in the Pueblo, Colorado, area as early as 1880-81. Thelma and Marvin Darlo Brown were married in Newton, Mass. June 14, 1935. They were the parents of two children, Silvia Lee Brown Estabrook, and Dallas LeMaster Brown. Submitted by: Kathy LeMaster Dendy.

LeMear, Emmit
Emmit Le 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.]

Lemieux, Grace Bent
Grace Bent Lemieux - Rutland Herald - January 21, 2004 - Rutland, VT - Grace Bent Lemieux, 92, died Dec. 19, 2003, in Trinidad, Colo. She was born Jan. 24, 1911, in Bennington, the daughter of Frederick Bent and Mildred Borroughs Bent. She was raised in Bennington and attended local schools. She married Arthur Lemieux. Mrs. Lemieux was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church when she resided in Bennington. She ran the Nationwide Neighborhood Grocery Store on Beech Street. After the business closed, she worked for many years at Frost's Drug Store. In her later years she moved to Colorado to be with her daughters. She enjoyed cooking and holiday baking. Mrs. Lemieux was predeceased by her husband in 1999; a brother, Frederick Bent, and a sister, Marion Bent Davis. Survivors are two sons, Arthur Lemieux of Bennington and Mark Lemieux of Milford, Ohio; two daughters, Kaye Wyman and Martina Hill, both of Trinidad; a sister, Margorie Rose of Bennington; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Services will be held May 1, 2004, at the Veterans Home Chapel in Bennington. Calling hours will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a remembrance and Mass at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart School through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington 05201.

Leming, Robert E. Sr.
Robert E. (Buddy) Leming Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2006 - Robert E. (Buddy) Leming Sr., 84, passed away Feb. 3, 2006. Born March 17, 1921, in Monte Vista, Colo., to Carson Edward and Georgia Ann Leming, who preceded him in death along with sisters, Helen, Hazel, Ival and Rae; and one grandchild. Survived by his children, Carson E. (Dorothy) Leming, Norma Lopez (Ben), Robert E. Leming Jr., Sandra Leming; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Robert was a graduate of Montrose High School. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a radio operator. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Private family inurnment at a later date.

Lemmons, Levy
Levy Lemmons - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2001 - Levy Lemmons, 83, departed this life April 21, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Survived by son, Leo Lemmons; grandson, Jerome Terrell Lemmons, both of Pueblo; five other children; and numerous other grandchildren in Texas. Visitation, noon until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral services under the direction of W.H. Little Funeral Home, Temple, Texas.

Lemon, John W.
John W. Lemon - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1944 - John W. Lemon Dies In Houston - John W. Lemon, native of Pueblo, died Tuesday at Houston, Tex., where he was employed as superintendent of locomotive power for the Missouri Pacific Gulf Coast line. Mr. Lemon was a veteran of World War I, having served as a major for two years in France. He attended school in Pueblo and was well known among railroad men here with whom he had learned his trade. He was 32nd degree Mason. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Hilda Lemon, Houston, a sister, Mrs. Katherine Ritter, Long Beach, Calif., and a brother, Jenks W. Lemon, Pueblo.

Lemon, Mary E.
Mary E. Lemon - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1997 - Mary E. Lemon, born Dec. 22, 1913, passed away Dec. 10, 1997. Survived by her children, Naomi Hines, Pueblo, Mary (Ron) LaVan, Grand Canyon, Ariz., Lois (Charles) Spriggs, Moffat, Colo., Ruth (Lawrence) McDowell, Pueblo, Marvin (Berniece) Lemon, Salida, Larry Lemon, Baton Rouge, La., Diana (Ben) Glasscock, Alexander, Va., Danny Lemon, Moffat, Colo.- 22 grandchildren- numerous great-grandchildren- and sister, Mildred Cleveland, Idaho. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lemos, Richard Berton
Richard Berton Lemos - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 2005 - Richard Berton “Cowboy” Lemos, 70, passed away Sept. 23, 2005. Survived by his lovely wife of 39 years, Jennie B. Watta Lemos; brother, Jim Lemos; sister-in-laws, Flora Rodriguez, Maria and Andrea Watta; and brother-in-law, Miguel Flores; godson, Ronald A. Rodriguez; nieces, great-nieces, nephews, and great-nephews. Born April 19, 1935, in New Bedford, Mass. Predeceased by parents, Edward E. Sr. and Gladys Ellis Lemos; brother, Edward Lemos; in-laws, Joe and Sofia Watta; brother-in-laws, Paul R. Rodriguez, Ray and Lucus Watta; sister-in-law, Mary L. Flores; and nephew, Ernie Watta. Richard served in the Armed Forces. He retired from PDA and later worked for La Renaissance Restaurant. Uncle Richard enjoyed fishing, cooking, being a foster parent and enjoyed time with his family. He was a member of Nocturnal Adoration and Holy Name Society and Cursillo. A member of Mt. Carmel Church and served as an usher and Eucharistic minister, choir for many years. His wife and himself were past coordinators of the altar servers. Funeral Mass, today, Thursday, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Church. Inurnment at Imperial Gardens at a later date.

LeMoyne, Barbara Joan
Barbara Joan LeMoyne - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2005 - Barbara Joan LeMoyne, 69, passed away July 5, 2005. Survived by her children, Rebecca (Jerry) Goodman, Arthur A. Todero, Corrie (Dan) Flores and Deanna (Richard) Barricklow; granddaughter, Evelyn Nimmo; siblings, David (Joyce) Socier, Janet (Jim) Anzlovar and Sally (Ron) Smith; two nephews; one niece; and special friends, James McGrath, Terry Jahay, Martha, Troy and Gina. Preceded in death by her parents, Arthur J. and Carolina M. Socier. Barbara was born June 10, 1936, in Saginaw, Mich. She owned and operated a janitorial service and more recently, a speed dating service. She also was proud of working for Berry Fey Concert Producer. She was a great cook and enjoyed crafts. Her final gift was the donation of her corneas so someone else might see. At her request, there will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Lenarsic, Frank
Frank Lenarsic – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Frank Lenarsic is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Frank Lenarsic: Austrian, age 31, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Lencz-Wilson, Anastazya J.K.
Anastazya J.K. “Janie” Lencz-Wilson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2003 - Anastazya J.K. “Janie” Lencz-Wilson, went to a higher plane, March 16, 2003. She was born April 13, 1927, at Lublin, Wis., to Walter M. Klosowski Sr. and Anastazya N. Zdancewicz. She came to Walsenburg with her husband, Daniel Lencz; and son, Joseph in 1949. She was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army WAC Corp. Signal Center, during the N. African Campaign into Italy during 1943 to 1945. Her life in Walsenburg was a very full and active time with something “always” going on. This included the “Mountain View” business: “Shamrock” Gas Station, the “Coldest Beer in Town,” the “AA Motel” and several apartment units. Two terms on the Walsenburg City Council. Mushrooming and hunting and many “home” cooked meals for family and friends. Her daughter, Anastazya Danelle Lencz was born in Walsenburg. “Janie” is survived by her husband, John M. Wilson, whom she met at the “Walsenburg Food Share Program,” February 1995; son, Joseph J. (Jacqueline) Lencz; granddaughter, Anastazya Christina Lencz; daughter, Anastazya Danelle Lencz; sisters, Eleanor Novak, Jeannette Krieger and Minnette Galarowicz; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter M. Klosowski Jr.; husband, Daniel Lencz; uncle, Alexander Klosowski; sister, Lillian Bjornstad. Direct cremation with remains to be placed at the family gravesite (Masonic Cemetery) and her father's apple trees in her yard. Her request is for each person to remember her in their own way. Flowers that are received will be donated to local homes. Memorials: “Planting Trees,” donations, in memory of “Anastazya J.K. 'Janie' Lencz-Wilson.” Ten trees for each $10 donation will be planted in a U.S. national forest. Mail donations to: National Arbor Day Foundation; Attention: Trees in Memory, 211 N. 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. Please add your name and address for acknowledgment. Thank you.

Lener, Zelda Leota
Zelda Leota Lener - Dodge City Daily Globe - July 2, 2006 - Zelda Leota Lener, 94, died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains, Dodge City. She was born July 6, 1911, to John E. and Leona (Dennis) Crawford of San Antonio, Texas, in Merit, Texas. On June 14, 1926, she married Joseph Lener Sr. at Albuquerque, N.M. He preceded her in death March 25, 1965. She and her husband lived in Trinidad, Colo., for two years and moved to San Antonio in 1929. They lived in San Antonio and raised their four children, Joe Jr., Genevieve, Marlene and Eileen "Duffie.”

Lengrand, Emil Paul
Emil Paul Lengrand - Huerfano World - August 2, 1990 - Emil Paul Lengrand, 66, of Walsenburg, died early Tuesday, July 31, 1990, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Denver. Mr. Lengrand suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital where he was a patient a short time before his death. He had a history of heart problems. Born in Sparrowspoint, MD, Oct. 9, 1923, he spent his early years in the East, coming west as a young lad. He lived in Pueblo where he met his late wife, Sophie Jean Crays, whom he married in 1943. She died June 28, 1990. Mr. Lengrand had worked as a carpenter many years. Later, he was a policeman on the Pueblo Police Department. After his retirement from police work, he and his wife went to Arkansas where they lived about five years. They returned to Colorado and for the past five years had lived in Walsenburg. He is survived by six children: Emilie Lengrand, Arizona; Emil Lengrand Jr., Colorado Springs, Marilyn Seymore, Arkansas; George Lengrand, Pueblo; Brian Lengrand, Walsenburg and Mark Lengrand, North Carolina; grandchildren and other relatives. At Mr. Lengrand's request, there will be no service. Cremation at Almont Crematory, Pueblo. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Lengrand, Eric Paul
Eric Paul Lengrand - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - April 02, 1995 - Eric Paul Lengrand, 19, who worked at Tranex Corp., died March 30, 1995, in Colorado Springs. A memorial gathering will be at 4 p.m. today at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel, 2350 Montebello Square Dr. The family requests that friends and relatives wear casual attire. Cremation is planned. Mr. Lengrand was born June 19, 1975, in Lincoln, Neb., to Emil P. and Jacque (Van Kekerix) Lengrand, who live in Colorado Springs. Mr. Lengrand also is survived by a sister, Aimee N. of Colorado Springs; and his girlfriend, Kristi Thompson of Colorado Springs. Mr. Lengrand had lived in Colorado Springs since 1985. He also had lived in Walsenburg. He attended Doherty High School. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado State Wildlife Division, 2126 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs 80907.

Lengrand, Sophie Jean
Sophie Jean Lengrand - Huerfano World - July 5, 1990 - Sophie Jean Lengrand, 63, Walsenburg, died Thursday, June 28, 1990, in University Hospital in Denver where she had been a patient. Born in Pueblo July 11, 1926, to George E. and Magna Roaburg Crays, she graduated from Central High School in 1943. Right after graduating, she married Emil Lengrand on Sept. 7, 1943. The couple lived in Arkansas for five years, later moving to Walsenburg. Mrs. Lengrand was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Emil, Walsenburg; six children, Emilie Lengrand, Lake Havasu, AZ, Emil Lengrand Jr., Colorado Springs, Marilyn Seymore, Pineblock, AR, George Lengrand, Pueblo, Brian Lengrand, Walsenburg and Mark Lengrand, North Carolina; her mother, Magna Crays, San Jose, CA; a brother, Jack Crays, Denver; two sisters, Eleanor Rotondo, San Jose, CA and Marilyn Meredith, Rocklin, CA, seven grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Direct cremation at Almont Crematory with no service per Mrs. Lengrands' request. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Lenhart, Leon
Leon Lenhart - Yampa Leader - August 26, 1905 - Leon Lenhart, aged thirty-five years, son of one of the wealthiest residents of Trinidad, was found dead under a tree at Trinidad August 20th, the top of his head having been blown off by a bullet. All indications point to suicide, although no cause for such and act is known.

Lenhart, M.
M. Lenhart - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 28 1918 - M. Lenhart, 85 years old, pioneer cattle and sheep man, died at Trinidad after al lingering illness.

Lennon, Kathleen
Kathleen Lennon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1986 - Kathleen Lennon, 66, late of 900 W. Abriendo, passed away Jan. 15, 1986, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of St. Mary-Corwin Auxiliary. She had been a desk clerk at Holiday Inn for a number of years. Mother of Kay (Howard) Jones, Roswell, N.M.; Karen (Larry) Brooks of Pueblo; Camille (Al) Torrez of San Antonio, Texas, and Pam (Joe) Myers of Houston, Texas. Sister of Jeanette Humphrey of Albuquerque, N.M.; Nancy Julian of Vallejo, Calif. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and Ralph Lennon of Kermit, Texas. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Graveside services, Jan. 21, 1986, under the direction of West Funeral Home, Carlsbad, N.M.

Lennox, Richard David
Richard David Lennox - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1998 - Richard David Lennox, grandson of David Lennox, founder of Lennox Furnace Company, passed away Jan. 17, 1998. Richard was born in Louisville, Ky., on March 27, 1921. He was actively involved in Bents Old Fort in La Junta. Board member of the La Junta Rifle Club and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a railroad enthusiast and hobbyist and professional hobbyist in graphy. Richard had been an instructor at Adams State College for several years in the Audio-Visual Department. He was a teacher and a counselor at Orange County Youth Correction Ranch in California and retired from Orange County Department of Social Services. Survived by daughter, Sharon (Celestino) Santistevan of Pueblo. Grandfather of Denise Renee Santistevan and Kassandra Jo (David) Hare, Kankakee, Ill. Also survived by great-grandson, Theodore David Lennox Hare- and sister, Margaret (Brooks Homan) Lennox, Alamogordo, N.M. Preceded in death by his wife, Ila "Kit" Mae Lennox, in 1986- and a son, David Robert Lennox, in 1988. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, 4 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Burial will take place in the family plot in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Lenoue, Neva
Neva "Estalene" Lenoue - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2005 - Neva "Estalene" Lenoue, 89, passed away March 18, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rolland "Bud" Lenoue; her parents; and four brothers. She is survived by her children, Mike (Mary) Lenoue of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patsy Brown of Pueblo, Colo., Doug (Pat) Lenoue of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren, Mike (Cheryl) Brown of Pueblo, Colo., Susan (Tom) Lohse of Littleton, Colo., Tami (Eric) Chavez, Denver, Colo., Rick Brown of Pueblo, Colo., Jodie (Ron) Longwell of Colorado Springs, Colo., and William Lenoue of Chicago, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Brent Lenoue, Brittany and Samantha Longwell, Michelle Wilson, Spencer and Carson Chavez, Chris Novak, Aaron and Michael Brown; and brother, Donald Couch of Boulder, Colo. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Make a Wish Foundation of Colorado through the funeral home office.

Lentz, Ramona
Ramona (Mona) Lentz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2002 - Ramona (Mona) Lentz, 79, widow of Ivan L. Lentz, entered into eternal rest, Monday Feb. 4, 2002. Born Feb. 15, 1922, in Anselmo, Neb. She was the youngest daughter of James and Blanche Judge. Mona worked as a LPN at the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo for many years. Also at several nursing homes in the Pueblo area. After moving to Denver, she worked as a home health care nurse for many years. She was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. She is survived by her son Larry Lentz; Denver, Colo., Linda (Terry) Boatwright, Charleston, S.C., Joe (Kathy) Lentz, Colorado Springs, Colo. Lorraine (Frank) Hoover, Fountain, Colo. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Lisa Dillow Martin, Sean Gardiner, Melissa Davis, Brian Lentz, Justin Lentz, Kristy Hoover, Mike Lentz, Carry Lentz, and Chad Hoover, Amanda Boatwright and Juliee Boatwright, and four great-grandchildren, Mason Davis, Adria Davis, Synclair Gardiner and Jessy Gardiner. She is predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. The relatives and friends of Mona are invited to attend her visitation on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. with visitation from 8 a.m. until time of service at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Lenzini, Alex S.
Alex S. Lenzini - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1976 - Alex S. Lenzini, of 929 W. Seventh, Walsenburg, passed away Saturday morning, Huerfano Memorial Hospital. Husband of Nechie M. Lenzini of the home; father of Michael Lenzini, A. S. Lenzini Jr. and Mrs. Carl (Elsie) Tesitor, all of Walsenburg; brother of Joseph Albert Lenzini Sr. of Denver. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary Church and an honorary life member of Elks Lodge 1086. He was a retired General Motors dealer and the founder of Lenzini Motor Co. He was active in politics, with the Chamber of Commerce, with the building of St. Mary schools and was one of the original members of the Colorado Highway Planning Commission. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Tuesday St. Mary Church. Mass of Resurrection 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Graveside service by Elks Lodge 1086. Burial in North St. Mary Cemetery. In memory of Mr. Lenzini, a memorial fund has been established for the Huerfano Memorial Hospital.

Lenzini, Bastino
Bastino Lenzini - Huerfano World - May 11, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1901: Died at Walsen Mines, Bastino Lenzini, 55, the father of the Lenzini brothers who have the Walsen Mines store. [Editor's Note: Bostino Lenzini died May 11, 1901. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, May 16, 1901, Page 1.]

Lenzini, J. Albert
J. Albert Lenzini - Huerfano World - March 1, 1984 - J. Albert Lenzini Huerfano native and co-founder of Lenzini Motor Company in Walsenburg - J. Albert Lenzini, died early Wednesday, Feb. 29, 1984, in Swedish Memorial Hospital in Littleton following a brief illness. Born in Rouse July 26, 1898, Mr. Lenzini was raised in Walsenburg and attended Huerfano County schools. He married Mary Giro on Nov. 3, 1915. He and his brother, the late A.S. Lenzini Sr. co-founded Lenzini Motor in 1919. In 1934, Mr. Lenzini left the business and started Southwestern Auto Supply in Walsenburg. He left the area after World War II and started a similar firm in the Denver area. That company served southeastern Colorado including branches in Walsenburg and Monte Vista. Survivors include his wife, Mary, Littleton; three daughters, Leona Zupancic, Walsenburg; Vera Amidei, Englewood and Dorothy Woodruff, O'Fallon, Ill., a son, Albert Lenzini, Monte Vista, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday-at Drinkwine Mortuary in Littleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary Church in Littleton on Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Lenzini, Michael G.
Michael G. Lenzini – Huerfano World – May 18, 2006 – Michael G. Lenzini, 84, a lifetime resident of Walsenburg, was accepted by the Lord the evening of May 11, 2006. Mike, as most people called him, was a prominent business owner (Lenzini Motor Co.) for over 70 years. Mike was active in St. Mary Catholic Church, serving as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Lion's Club, president of the Walsenburg Club and a member of the Elks and Eagles Clubs. Mike was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie; sons, Michael Jr. (Cathy) and Nicholas (Jeanne); daughter Marci (Tim) and their families, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother and sister. Funeral services were Monday, May 15, at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Rosary at 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. Donations can be made to Sr. Carol's Senior Outreach Program in Mike's name.

Lenzini, Michal
Michal Lenzini – Pueblo Indicator – May 9, 1914 – Strike Victim Dies – Pueblo – Michal Lenzini, who was wounded in his store at Walsenburg by a stray bullet during the fight between the strikers and mine guards, died here. Lenzini was shot through the stomach.

Lenzini, Nechie
Nechie Lenzini - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2000 - Nechie Lenzini, 96, of Walsenburg, passed away at her home April 14, 2000. Born Oct. 18, 1903, in Pictou Coal Camp. Daughter of Pia and Ceasar Santi. Preceded in death by her husband, A.S. Lenzini and son, Sandy Lenzini Jr. Survived by her brother, Easton Santi, Denver; sister, Barbara Skinner, El Cajon, Calif.; son, Mike (Marie) Lenzini; daughter, Elsie (Carl) Tesitor; and daughter-in-law, Elaine Lenzini; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. The Santi family later moved to Toltec, where her father owned the Coors Saloon. She married Alexander Sandy Lenzini in 1919 and moved to Walsenburg, where they raised their children, Mike, Elsie and Sandy Jr. Mrs. Lenzini was an expert, though unorthodox, fly fisher and an excellent shot. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and being surrounded by her family. Viewing, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Romero Family Funeral Home Chapel, Walsenburg. Private funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church. Interment, St. Mary North Cemetery, Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Mary Church or Sister Carol.

Lenzini, Olive P.
Olive P. Lenzini - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 1998 - Olive P. Lenzini passed away Jan. 6, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Nello Lenzini. Survived by children, Jo Ann (Bill) Abel, Pueblo, Beatrice Meglasson, Oklahoma City, Okla., Frances (Rudy) Perez, San Diego, Calif., and Paul (Lucia) Lenzini, Denver. Also survived by eight grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- sisters, Ora Hibbert, Blue Springs, Mo., Ida Holt, Dorothy (Ralph) Trueblood, all of Pueblo- brothers, Jewell Headding, Grantsville, Utah, Henry Headding, Canon City, and Billy (Betty) Headding, Dalhart, Texas. Also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Mrs. Lenzini was a member of Christ the King parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the donor's favorite charity.

Lenzotti, Alfred
Alfred Lenzotti - Huerfano World - December 18, 2003 – Alfred (Socko) Lenzotti, 89, passed away on Dec. 10. Survived by wife of 56 years, Frances; sons, Larry, Ken (Sue) and Jim; grandchildren, Tracy (Brett) Koski, Michelle (Duane) Lewis, Loren Lenzotti and Ken Lenzotti; sister-in-law, Norma Lenzotti; numerous nieces and nephews. He attended the University of Colorado prior to serving with the 3rd Army in WWII. After the service, he operated the family grocery store and later worked in the Safeway meat department. He participated in community affairs and fraternal organizations including Elks, Lions (Walsenburg Club) and Knights of Columbus. He had a passion for music, both listening and playing the saxophone in numerous jazz bands. His love of music was exceeded by his quick wit and humor. A memorial service was held on Dec. 13. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Walsenburg. Contributions may be made to Sr. Carol's Outreach program.

Lenzotti, Eunice Marie
Eunice Marie Lenzotti - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2000 - Eunice Marie Lenzotti, 102, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000. Mrs. Lenzotti had been a resident of the Huerfano Medical Center, where she made many friends and enjoyed sewing and playing bingo. Mrs. Lenzotti is survived by her sons, Alfred (Frances) Lenzotti, Louis (Norma) Lenzotti, Walsenburg; sisters, Emma Vessadini, Louise Weidenfeller, Montrose, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Carlo in 1972; and her daughter Esta in 1985. Services, St. Mary Church, Monday; rosary, 10 a.m., funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m., with Father Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Huerfano Medical Center Foundation. Eunice M. Lenzotti - Huerfano World - June 8, 2000 - Eunice Marie Lenzotti, 102, of Walsenburg, died May 31, 2000 in the Huerfano Medical Center. Born May 15, 1898 in Bureto, Italy to the late Ben and Thelma Ugolini Salina, she came to the United States at the age of two. About five years ago, Mrs. Lenzotti became a resident of the Huerfano Medical Center where she enjoyed sewing and playing bingo with her many friends. She was a member of St. Mary Church and a past member of the Tabernacle Society. Survivors include two sons, Alfred Lenzotti and Louis Lenzotti, both of Walsenburg; two sisters, Emma Vessadini and Louise Weidenfeller, Montrose, CA; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Lenzotti, Louis Carlo
Louis Carlo Lenzotti - Huerfano World - July 20, 2000 - Louis Carlo Lenzotti, 81, of Walsenburg, died, after a short illness, Thursday, July 13, 2000 in Huerfano Medical Center, where he had been a patient. Mr. Lenzotti was born on Aug. 27, 1918 in Walsen Camp to Carlo Pete and Eunice Marie Salina Lenzotti. Mr. Lenzotti was a PFC in the US Army during World War H, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart. Mr. Lenzotti, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Walsenburg Club and the Walsenburg Golf Club, ran Lenzotti Grocery until retiring in 1969 when he did a little carpentry work. Mr. Lenzotti is survived by his wife, Norma, Walsenburg; children, Babe (Mark) Orrino, Thornton; Dennis (Deby) Lenzotti, Littleton; Louis (Kathy) Lenzotti, Trinidad; Louetta (Leo) Asnicar, Littleton; brother, Alfred (Frances) Lenzotti; mother-in-law, Bebe Daher, Walsenburg; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Esta Galassini. Services were at St. Mary Church: Rosary, 10:30 A.M., Monday recited by John Zgut. Funeral Mass, 11:00 A.M., Monday with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer and Fr. Ben Bacino officiating. Cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo. Donations can be made to the Senior Outreach Program and St. Mary Church in his name. Huerfano World - July 27, 2000 - Card of Thanks - Sentiment - Norma Lenzotti, Bebe and Mark Orrino and Louis and Kathy Lenzotti.

Lenzotti, Sue
Sue Lenzotti - Huerfano World - April 4, 1991 - Funeral service for Sue Lenzotti, formerly of Walsenburg and Pueblo, was Mar. 19 from St. Mary Church in Littleton. Mrs. Lenzotti died Mar. 15, 1991, at her home in Englewood. Survivors include a daughter, Louetta Asnicar, Littleton; two sons, Dennis Lenzotti, Littleton and Louis Lenzotti, Aguilar; two brothers, Bill Duzenack, La Veta and Steve Duzenack, New Jersey; three sisters, Anne Duzenack, Denver, Mary Pedas, Pueblo and Katherine Hicks, Englewood; seven grandchildren. Burial was in Littleton Cemetery.



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