Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.
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Jose Leon – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Jose Leon is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Jose Leon: Mexican, age 27, married. 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.
M. Leon – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: M. Leon is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. M. Leon: Mexican, age 32, married. 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.
Leonard, Ada Tressa
Ada Tressa Leonard - Huerfano World - July 2, 1998 - Former Huerfano Ada Tressa Leonard of Las Vegas, NV, died June 15, 1998. Born July 12, 1908 in Casia County, ID, she was married to C.E. Leonard for 60 years. He survives. The couple owned and operated Leonard Jewelry Store in Walsenburg for several years and a service station and gift shop on North Walsen Avenue prior to that time. Davis Funeral Home in Las Vegas was in charge of arrangements.
Daniel Leonard - Bayfield Blade - May 9, 1912 - Daniel Leonard, former deputy sheriff and county jailer of Trinidad, one of the best-known residents of Las Animas county, is dead.
Leonard, George J.
George J. Leonard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 20, 1987 - George J. Leonard, lifelong Pueblo resident, was born there Sept. 24, 1925, and passed away there March 19, 1987. Husband of Margaret Leonard, of the family home; father of Michael R. (Grace) Leonard of Pueblo; brother of Francis (Sally) Leonard of Sun City, Ariz.; son-in-law of Christine Carlson of Pueblo; brother-in-law of Frances (Bill) Roehl of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lois Leonard of Florida. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps, he was employed at the Pueblo Employment Office for 24 years, 13 of which he was manager, retiring in 1986. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Parish, A consultant for PED-Co, member of St. Vincent de Paul board of directors, the Chamber of Commerce, and Job Training Administration. Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Cremation to follow, with interment of cremains at Roselawn Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. At the family request, the casket will remain closed. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Contributions may be made to Dream Weavers through the funeral home office. Friends will be received at the family home.
Leonard, James J.
James J. "Jimmey" Leonard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 03, 2004 - James J. "Jimmey" Leonard went to be with the Lord peacefully on March 1, 2004. He was born Feb. 6, 1938, and was a lifetime resident of Pueblo, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Eugene Leonard; brother, Carl R. Leonard; his parents-in-law, John and Pauline Klune; and his loving pet, "Ginger." He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 43 years, Charlene F. Leonard; children, Jeffrey J. (Ronda) Leonard, Melissa (Duane) Madrid; grandchildren, Nicholas, Tyler and Terra Leonard; brother, Eugene F. (Jeanne) Leonard; his beloved dog, "Bailee," as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He retired from the City of Pueblo Streets Division after 28 years and was a member of Elks, BPOE No. 90. Jimmey loved watching his children and grandchildren as they participated in sports and school activities. He also enjoyed the Broncos, fishing, hunting, camping, tinkering in his garage, many fun trips to Santa Fe, Cripple Creek and Las Vegas, family vacations across America, Mexico, and Canada, and his Tuesday evenings with his friends at the Eagles, Lodge No. 145. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Mary Church, with the Rev. John Farley officiating. Private family inurnment.
Leonard, Lottie Maxine
Lottie Maxine Leonard - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1987 - Lottie Maxine Leonard, 1916 Beulah, Aug. 10, 1987. Wife of George Leonard, Pueblo; mother of Dorothy C. Edwards, Audrey L. (Bill) Taylor and Ina G. (Tom) Bragg, all of Phoenix, Ariz., and Erma A. (James) McAllister, Glendale, Ariz. Grandmother of Walter, Jerry, Bob, Steve, Greg, Tom, Tammy, Randy and Rodney. Great-grandmother of Lance, Amy, Tracy, Ronson, Amy, Cris and Greg Jr. Also survived by four brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mikel. Mrs. Leonard was employed at County High School as cafeteria manager, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church and enjoyed hobbies of macramé, pottery, and cooking. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by Pastor Wayne R. Ward. Interment, Imperial.
Peter Leonard - Wray Gazette - May 31, 1907 - Peter Leonard, aged sixty-five, died of injuries which, it is alleged, were inflicted by John Dowling, proprietor of a saloon at Blende. It is charged Downing kicked him. He was arraigned and held for trial.
Santina Leonard - Denver Rocky Mountain News - August 24, 1999 - Santina Leonard, 80, of Denver died Aug. 21. Services were private. Mrs. Leonard was born in Rouse on April 24, 1919. She married Vernon F. Leonard, 1937. Survivors include son Lee of Denver; daughters Bonnie Bradley and Darlene Cook, both of Texas; sister Natalena Cobai of Denver;12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
Leonardelli, Edward C.
Edward C. Leonardelli - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2005 - Edward C. Leonardelli departed this life March 11, 2005, in Pueblo. Ed was born May 23, 1911, in Loretto, Mich., and relocated to Pueblo in the late 1960s. In Pueblo, Ed established a successful insurance agency with Prudential, retiring in 1997. He was a proud World War II Navy veteran and a lifelong patriot. Ed was an avid sportsman but equally dedicated to his community with memberships in various organizations such as Elks Lodge No. 90, American Legion Post No. 2 and the Optimist's Club. He was preceded in death by his parents. Alfonso and Eugenia; brothers, Ernest, Emil and Richard; sisters, JoAnne and Margarite; sons Richard, of Pueblo West and John, of Denver. His survivors include his wife, Hazel; son Leo (Marie) Trisollini, of Camden, Ark.; brothers, Raymond and Walter; sister, Martha; daughter-in-law; Thelma Zacharias, of Pueblo West; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His vigor for life will be remembered by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed by those who loved him. At his request, no viewing or services will be held. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.
Giovani Leonardi – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Giovani Leonardi is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Giovani Leonardi: Italian, age 31, married with one surviving child. 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.
Leonardi, Leo J.
Dr. Leo J. Leonardi - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 2001 - Age 77, longtime Salida physician, died March 10, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Linda Leonardi; son, Leo F. (Susan) Leonardi; daughter, Michelle (Doug) Hofmeister; brother, Lawrence (Gladys) Leonardi; sister, Lila (Don) Negaard; and seven grandchildren. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, 203 E. Sackett St., Salida. Mass of the Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salida. Interment, Fairview Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Memorials can be made to the St. Louis University School of Medicine, Class of 1947 Endowment Scholarship Fund or to St. Joseph Catholic Church through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 925, Salida, CO 81201.
Frank Leone - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - August 11, 1922 - Walsenburg - A ranchman searching for lost cattle came on the bodies of two men lying by a wrecked car in tan arroyo of Big Sandy, a creek bed near the Pueblo-Walsenburg road. The bodies were identified as those of Antonio Tessitore and Frank Leone of Walsenburg. The two men were overtaken by a cloudburst in the arroyo a few days ago.
LePage, Stephen E.
Stephen E. LePage - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2006 - Stephen E. LePage, 84, died March 27, 2006, and wife, Elizabeth A. LePage, 75, died March 30, 2006; both of Las Animas. Survived by daughter, Kathleen (Ray) Leigh, Mulberry, Ark., and "adopted daughter," Danielle Simon, Hasty. Military honors, 10 a.m. Monday, Fort Lyon Cemetery, followed by memorial service, 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Las Animas.
Steven Lepaich – Durango Democrat – February 10, 1903 – Three Dead At Pueblo – Pot of Molten Metal Spills Causing Deadly Gas – Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 9 – Three dead men, one fatally injured and seven others seriously hurt is the result of an accident at the steel works this afternoon. A pot filled with molten metal was being carried on a crane when one of the chains of the crane parted, letting the pot tip over and pouring the larger part of the contents on the floor. Hot metal splashed in every direction, catching workmen and burning their bodies, enveloping them in deadly gas. The dead are: Steven Lepaich, Lee Artman, Virgil Trine.
Lepere, William H.
William H. Lepere - Rocky Mountain News – November 13, 1911 - William H. Lepere died Nov 12 of heart disease, aged 46. St. Louis papers please copy. Rocky Mountain News – November 13, 1911 - Funeral Notice - William H. Lepere at Logan Avenue Chapel on the 14th instant at 9 a. m., interment Mount Olivet. President of the Independent Coffee and Spice Company, died in his room at the Denver Athletic Club yesterday, of heart failure. He had been ill for some time, but never complained. Always told friends he never had an ache or a pain in his life. He had been under the doctor's care for a long time. Lepere's sister died a year or so ago and his wife about a year ago. After their deaths he told his sister, Mrs. Jacob Savageau, that he was the only one of the family who had any strength. He came to Denver from Pueblo, previously he resided in St. Louis, where he was born and educated. A graduate of the Sacred Heart College of St. Louis and a member of the Catholic Church, Lepere's funeral will probably be Tuesday morning from the Logan Avenue Chapel.
Lepich, James F. Jr.
James F. Lepich Jr., - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2003 - James F. Lepich Jr., 44, went to live with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003. Born on March 22, 1959. James is preceded in death by his brothers, Robin and John Lepich. His memory will be cherished by his parents, James and Janice Lepich; step-daughter, Sabrina (Case) Lakin; grandson, Tyler; brothers, Mark (Kora) Lepich, Martin (Lori) Lepich, David Lepich; nephews, Mark II, John and Scott; nieces, Molly, Susan and Sarah; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Jimbo will always be remembered for being an extraordinary man, a perfectionist with a never-ending smile and a heart full of generosity and kindness who loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with family and his dogs. Public viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 12, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, Shrine of St. Therese, with internment to follow at Roselawn.
Lepich, Julia M.
Julia M. Lepich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2001 - Julia M. Lepich, 86, of Walsenburg. Vigil rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg. Celebrant, Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer. Interment to follow at North St. Mary Cemetery.
LePlatt, Howard Elmer
Howard Elmer LePlatt - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1987 - Howard Elmer LePlatt, 61, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1987, in Trinidad. Mr. LePlatt was a railroad conductor and a rancher. Survived by wife, Bernice, of Sarcillo; two sons, Howard Eldon (Kaye) LePlatt, Sarcillo, Daryl Keith (Becky) LePlatt, Sarcillo; three daughters, Renee (Ernest) Hammon, Trinidad, Susan (James) Worley, California, Sandy (Thomas) Wunch, Fort Collins; 11 grandchildren; brother, Leroy (Shirley) LePlatt, Sarcillo; two sisters, Pauline (Earl) Sullivan, California, Ida Lucille Day, California; and numerous other relatives and friends. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, Campbell-Lewis-Cotter and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Saint officiating, followed by interment in Stonewall Community Cemetery. Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Stonewall Community Church.
Lepley, Joan Elaine
Joan Elaine Lepley - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2001 - Joan Elaine Lepley, born Dec. 28, 1954. Preceded in death by mother, Donna Stiers. Survived by loving husband, James L. Lepley, Rye; stepchildren, Luke (Maura) Lepley, Lisa (Tom) Archuleta, Jacob Lepley, Laura (Paul) Robelia. Also survived by father, Harry Stiers; sisters, Kathy (Tom) Gill, Susan Olivas; grandmother, Hazel Albertson; step-grandchildren, Brieann Lepley, Tristan Archuleta, Andrew Robelia; parents-in-law, Bob and Betty Lepley; sister-in- law, Mary (Tom) Chavez; brother-in-law, Jeff (Natalie) Lepley; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Joan enjoyed traveling with Jim, reading, her cats, snowmobiling and motorcycles. She loved animals, especially cats, and would like any donations made to go to the Animal Welfare and Protection Society and Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Thank you to Dr. Balizet and staff. Memorial funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenhorn Valley Baptist Church, Rye, Colo., Pastor Paul Clayton, officiating. Relatives and friends will be received at Greenhorn Valley Baptist Church Hall after memorial service.
Mrs. Jennie Lerchen – Newspaper Unknown – Date Unknown – Name in Prairie Schooner – Death of Mrs. Jennie Lerchen, Denver Pioneer – Crossed the Plains When a Girl - Husband at One Time Owned Site of Markham Hotel-Home on Ranch Near Indian Creek Park - Mrs. Jennie E. Lerchen, one of Denver's pioneer and the great grand daughter of one of George Washington's pallbearers, died Sunday night at St. Luke's Hospital as a result of cancer. She was 56 years of age. Mrs. Lerchen was scarcely 17 years of age when she first crossed the plains from Wisconsin with an ox team, and with the exception of four years' residence in Pueblo, had lived in this city ever since. When 20 years of age she married Charles Lerchen, also a pioneer an extensive property owner in the city, at one time owning the property on which the Markham Hotel now stands. A short time after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Lerchen went to live on a ranch near Indian Creek Park, which was sold a few years ago to capitalists and converted into a summer resort now known as Brookvale. Last fall Mrs. Lerchen went to New Mexico, where her three sons, Charles W., George M., and Frank H., are employed as mining engineers and foremen of several mills. Last October she returned to her home to Brookvale, and a short time later became so ill that her sons were sent for. She was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for an operation, but after an examination it was found to be not advisable, and she returned home. She became steadily worse, and Jan 4, was removed to the hospital. Mrs. Lerchen was a member of the Pioneer Ladies' Aid Society and the funeral will be held under the supervision of that organization. No arrangements have been made, however, as Charles, the only son now here, is awaiting instructions from the other sons.
Leri, Anita Gale
Anita Gale Leri - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2001 - Anita Gale Leri, age 73, departed this life on Dec. 15, 2001. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she lived most of her life in Pueblo. She was a homemaker and a devout Catholic. She loved children and pets, and she enjoyed and played blues piano. Anita loved to study the Catholic scholars and had a deep, abiding faith. Although she was afflicted with significant health problems, she always made time for loved ones and made them feel special. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Simon; sons, Peter and Simon Jr.; daughters, Joan, Barbara, Teresa and Patty; and sister, Juanita. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Shannon, Chuck, Kimberly, Jeremy, Dylan, Alex, Chris, Nick, Matt, David, Sarah, Erynn and Evan. A rosary will be held at the Shrine of St. Therese Parish on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. with a Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of food or flowers, donations be made to Shrine of St. Therese Parish.
Jennie Leri - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1999 - Jennie Leri passed away Sept. 15, 1999, in Pueblo. Jennie was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Walsenburg, and moved to Pueblo in 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Leri; three brothers, Tony, Tex and Melio; and one sister, Catherine. Her survivors include her children, George (Joyce) Leri of Pueblo West, Pearl (Richard) Gibson, Lorraine (Gene) Townley of Pueblo, and Diane Walter of Castle Rock; her grandchildren, Vicki Leri, Victor (Molly) Leri, Gina Williams, Debbi Springfield, Butch Townley, Gail (Steve) Krebs, and Nicole Townley; as well as eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. At her request, no viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Father Ben Bacino, officiating.
Josephine Leri - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2001 - Josephine Leri, 93, born Jan. 1, 1908 in Montelenge, Italy, passed away May 8, 2001. She is predeceased by husband, Samuel Leri; and all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Sandra Faiola and Frank Leri; granddaughters, Lori (Tom) Faiola-Studholme and Lisa Faiola; James Owen and numerous nieces and nephews. Josephine enjoyed gardening and her family. She was a very loving, positive person and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be loved and missed by her family and friends. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1157 W. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004 or to the Max Fund (Animal Shelter), 1025 Galapagos, Denver, CO 80204.
Leri, Simon Paul
Simon Paul Leri - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Simon Paul Leri, 83, passed away Feb. 3, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Anita Gale; and granddaughter, Kimberly. Survived by his sister, Mary Vercelli, of California; his loving companion, Mary Asti; and his six loving children, Joan (Larry) Marcinkewicz, Barbara (Bruce) Thompson, Pete (Coleen) Leri, Simon Leri Jr., Teresa (Dale) Bernal and Patty Leri. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shannon, Chuck, Nick, Matt, David, Sarah, Alex, Chris, Jeremy and Dylan; and his great-grandchildren: Erynn, Evan and Alexander. Simon was born in Pueblo and lived here throughout his life. He is a WWII veteran who saw active duty in Europe and was awarded the Purple Heart upon his discharge from the service. He owned and operated service stations and a gasoline distribution business for much of his life. She was a well-known accordionist in the Pueblo area, who entertained generations of Southern Coloradoans at weddings and other joyous occasions. He had a loving and generous nature and was a devoted family man and a good friend to many. He always will be remembered. Donations in his memory may be made to the National Heart Association through the funeral home office. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Lesar, Ann R.
Ann R. Lesar – Pueblo Chieftain – November 3, 2006 - Ann R. Lesar, 86, passed away Nov. 1, 2006. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Lesar; son, Billy; parents, Frank and Johanna Bradish; three sisters, Jenny Blatnick, Mary Bradish and Angela Prossen; two brothers, Matthew and Charles Bradish. Survived by her son, Patrick (Barbara) Lesar; daughter/granddaughter, Billie Jo (Frank) Lucero; granddaughter, Kristin Lesar; sisters, Nefa Schlut and Sylvia Porter. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, with the rosary service to follow, 6 p.m., T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann's name to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.
Michael Lesar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Mike Lesar, 50, Dec. 8, at residence, 516 Moffat. Father of Mike, William and John, all of Pueblo, and Frances of Denver, brother of Louis and John Lesar, of Pueblo and Mary Adamich, Jugoslavia. Member of St. Mary's church and St. Joseph's lodge, K.S.K.J. No. 7. Announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 1936 - Michael Lesar, services Friday, 8:30 a.m. from residence, 519 Moffat, 9 a.m. St. Mary's church. Rosary service, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at residence. All members of the St. Joseph's society, K. S. K. J. No. 7, are requested to attend the funeral.
Lesar, Rose L.
Rose L. Lesar - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2001 - Rose L. Lesar, 89, passed away Feb. 25, 2001. She was the last surviving child born to the union of John and Frances Lesar. Rose was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Lesar Jr. and Herman Lesar; five sisters, Frances, Mary, Jennie, Pauline and Helen. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and her many friends at the nursing home. At her request, cremation with private services at Roselawn Cemetery. The family would like to especially thank the following people for their kindness: Dr. V. Hodges, Father Pettit and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their help during this difficult time.
Leslie, Deborah Annette
Deborah Annette (Espinoza) Leslie - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 1998 Deborah Annette (Espinoza) Leslie, 29, of Security, passed away June 26, 1998. She was born June 25, 1969, in Pueblo. Beloved wife of Michael Leslie, and mother of Haley and Amanda. Survived by parents, Edwin and Patricia Espinoza, Pueblo- parents-in-law, Robert and Yong Leslie, Colorado Springs- sister, Monica (Dan) Martinez, Keller, Texas- brothers, Eddie (Sandy) Espinoza, Erik (Andrea Shadbolt) Espinoza, both of Pueblo- grandparents, Joe and Patsy Espinoza, Anthony and Marie Berumen, all of Pueblo- nieces, Tricia, Samantha- and godchild, Sarah Martinez, all of Texas- nephews, D.J. Martinez, Texas, Kyle Espinoza, Pueblo- and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Deborah enjoyed family gatherings, friends, outdoor activities and traveling. Visitation, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Hwy. 85/87, Fountain. Rosary, 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 1998. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 1998. Both services at Holy Family Catholic Church, 331 Main St., Security. The family asks in lieu of food and flowers, contributions be made to Haley and Amanda Leslie Educational Fund, co United Missouri Bank, 502 Security Blvd., Security, Colo. 80911.
Lessar, Craig Logan
Craig Logan Lessar - Huerfano World - October 18, 2007 - Craig Logan Lessar, 29, of College Station, Texas, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 5, 2007, due to complications from diabetes. Born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 18, 1978, he was the beloved son of Steve and Marilyn Lessar of Stephens City, Virginia (formerly of Houston, Texas). He is preceded in death by his grandparents George and Marina Turner and Steve and Alma Lessar, all long-time Walsenburg and Huerfano County residents. Logan grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas. He attended Strake Jesuit High School in Houston, Texas and previously attended the University of Houston. He was currently a student at Texas A&M University and was expected to graduate in the spring of 2008 with a degree in Geography. Logan loved the frequent visits to his grandparents and other relatives in Huerfano County and considered Walsenburg his permanent home. He enjoyed music, made friends easily and took pleasure in spending time with them. Logan loved nature and the outdoors, especially camping, mountain biking and driving his Jeep with the top off. He also had a special love for animas and enjoyed caring for his pets. He recently volunteered his time at a shelter, caring for abandoned animals rescued from Hurricane Katrina. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Stephen Lessar, his wife Melissa and daughter Charlotte of New York City; his brother Jeffrey, wife Susan and daughter Carlin, of Stephens City, Virginia and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animas Gift processing Center, P. O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20077-7127.
Fredrick Lessar - Huerfano World - June 3, 2004 - Fredrick Lessar, 87, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, May 30, 2004. Mr. Lessar was born on Nov. 14, 1916 in Big Four to John and Mary Tezak Lessar. He was raised on the Lessar Ranch on Silver Mountain. Mr. Lessar was an Army veteran, serving in Alaska during WWII, and worked nearly 40 years in the coal mines. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lessar, of the family home; children, Sandi (Ken) Lewis, Pueblo, Randy (Kim) Lessar, Fredrick (Barbara) Lessar, Walsenburg, and Frieda Lessar, La Veta; grandchildren, William and Linsey Lewis, Jerad, Shawn, Keith and Jennie Lessar and Mark, Zach and Hali Borrego; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Harry (Lucille) Lessar, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Toni and Vivian Lessar; brother-in-law, Scottie Scottnicky; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, John Lessar, Louis (Lenore) Lessar, Frank Lessar, Steve (Alma) Lessar, Martin (Helen) Lessar, Willie Lessar; sisters, Rose Scottnicky and Mary Ann Cochran. Cremation at his request. Celebration of Life service, 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2004 at the Lessar at the Lessar Ranch on Silver Mountain. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ludlow Memorial.
Lessar, Leonora Y.
Leonora Y. Lessar - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 1998 - Leonora Y. Lessar, 79, passed away Dec. 29, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis George Lessar. Survived by her sister, Irene Padoven, Pueblo- nephew, Peter E. (Diane) Padoven, San Francisco, Calif.- and great-nephew, Eric Escidero, Pueblo. Also survived by numerous brothers-in-law- nieces and nephews. Preceded also in death by her parents- one brother and one sister. Mrs. Lessar was a member of St. Patrick Church parish. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Church in care of the funeral home office.
Lessar, Louis George
Louis George Lessar - Huerfano World - December 9, 1993 - Louis George Lessar, 80, Pueblo, died Dec. 6, 1993. A veteran of the US Army during World War II, Mr. Lessar had been a resident of Pueblo for 43 years and retired from C-F&I in 1977. He was a member of St. Patrick parish and American Legion Pueblo Post #2. He and his wife, Lenora Bernardi Lessar, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May, 24, 1993. Survivors include his wife, Lenora, Pueblo; three brothers, Steve and Fred, Walsenburg and Harry, Pueblo; nieces and nephews. Funeral mass will be today (Thursday) from St. Patrick Church in Pueblo. Burial will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens in Pueblo.
Mary Lessar - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - Mary Lessar, born Oct. 15, 1919, passed away Sept. 13, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lessar; parents, Pete and Rose Radulovich; sisters, Louise and Sophie; brothers, Sam, Dan and Mike. Survived by sister, Helen (Carl) Gonacha; her children, Sandra (Ken) Lewis, Randy (Kim) Lessar, Frieda Lessar, and Fredrick (Barbara) Lessar; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends. She loved to cook for her family, watching tennis, playing Bingo and trips to Cripple Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in thanks for the wonderful care given to Mary.
Steve Lessar - Huerfano World - March 13, 2001 - Steve Lessar, 88, a lifelong resident of Walsenburg, died Monday, Mar. 13, 2001. Mr. Lessar was born on October 30, 1912 in Walsenburg to the late John and Mary Tezak Lessar. He worked in various coal mines in the area, retiring from the Allen Coal Mine. Mr. Lessar was also an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Lessar is survived by his children, Mary Lou Martinez, Norwalk, CA; Stephen (Marilyn) Lessar, Houston, TX; Carol (Ken) Conder, Denver; Tom (DeEtta) Lessar, La Veta; Frank Lessar, Walsenburg; Deborah Flickinger, Saguache; Daniel (Adrieanna) Lessar, Midland TX; Lorri (Greg) Gaffney, Albuquerque, NM; Rudy Lessar, Walsenburg. 16 grandchildren, a great-grandson and great-granddaughter; two brothers, Fred Lessar, Walsenburg; and Harry Lessar, Pueblo. Preceded in death by his wife, Alma July 22, 1995. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Internment, La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lessar, Vivian F.
Vivian F. Lessar - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 2000 - Vivian F. Lessar, 84, passed away Sept. 14, 2000. A Pueblo resident for 73 years, she was born in Glasgow, Mo., on Nov. 23, 1915. Preceded in death by her husband, William J. Lessar; her father, Harley B. Thomas; mother, Lillian M. (Craig) Thomas; son, Charles (Betty) Wendell Whittemore of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Survived by her brother, Leon Thomas; daughters, Debra (Whittemore) Smithour, Judy (Whittemore) Austin; granddaughters; Amber Austin, Lori (Ed) Hubright; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Meghan; and her very loving friend, Richard Vigil. She retired from the First National Bank in 1975 and was a volunteer member of the Assistance League of Pueblo. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of food and flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Assistance League of Pueblo. Honoring her wishes, cremation with no services.
Lessar, William J.
William J. Lessar - Huerfano World - June 18, 1992 - Memorial service was Monday for former Walsenburg resident William "Bill" J. Lessar of Pueblo, who died June 13, 1992. Mr. Lessar was a graduate of St. Mary School in Walsenburg and a member of St. Mary Church. He served in the US Marine Corps in World War II and retired from King Lumber in Pueblo in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Vivian, Pueblo; children, Charles W. Whittemore, Calgary Alberta, Canada, Carol Lynn Dicino, Arkansas, Debra Sue Smithour and Judith Ann Austin, Pueblo; brothers, Steve and Fred Lessar, Walsenburg, Harry and Louis Lessar, Pueblo; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.
Lesser, Alice Albina
Alice Albina Lesser - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2006 - Alice Albina Lesser, 86, passed into the arms of her Lord and loved ones on Dec. 15, 2006. Alice came to the United States with her parents, Mary and Joseph Savoy, from Capriana, Italy, and grew up in Gothic/Crested Butte. She met and married her one true love, Alexander "Sandy" Lesser, and in 1942, they moved to Pueblo. Alice was employed as an LPN/Psych Tech with the then Colorado State Hospital, and retired after 27 years from the State Home and Training Unit. Alice was known for her homemade pickles and jams, and loved working in her flower garden. Her favorite pastime was bingo and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, "Sandy"; parents, Mary and Joseph; son, Fredrick; sister, Rose Marie Williams; brothers, Joseph and Fred. She is survived by her brother, Marion Savoy; daughters, Ann Williamson, Sandra (Fred) Glass and Dorothy (Larry) Grinstead; 11 grandchildren, David Williamson, Daniel Glass, Deborah Glendening, Keri Grinstead, Fred (Bambi Renee') Lesser, Kristy Grinstead, Timothy (Tommie) Glass, Marianne Lesser, Larry Jr. (Kristina) Grinstead, Melody Glass and O. Fred (Alicia) Glass; 18 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. today, and 8 to 4 p.m. Friday, and service, 10 a.m. Saturday; all at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Lesser, Fredrick D. Sr.
Fredrick D. Lesser Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2004 - Fredrick D. Lesser Sr., 54, passed away Dec. 26, 2003. Born Jan. 22, 1949, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his father, Alexander Lesser. Survived by his mother, Alice Lesser; sisters, Ann Marie Williamson, Sandra (Fred) Glass and Dorothy (Larry) Grinstead; his children, Fredrick D. (Bambi) Lesser Jr. and Marianne E. Lesser; grandson, Jeffrey D. Lesser; uncles, Joe Savoy, Marion Savoy, Fred Savoy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1967 and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Roosevelt. He resided in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the past 20 years and was a long-time member of the Local 20 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. His death was very unexpected, and he will be greatly missed. Visitation, noon to 2 p.m. Friday, with memorial service to follow at 2 p.m., at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel.
Lester, Alma Jane
Alma Jane Lester - Huerfano World - May 3, 2007 - Alma Jane Lester, 66, Gardner, passed away of a long-standing illness on April 21, 2007. Born in Hurley, VA, she lived in various areas due to her successful civil service career. The daughter of the late Charles Lester, she is survived by her mother, Ethel Meadows, who resides in Jacksonville, NC. She started her career in Key West, FL as a personnel clerk for the Naval base. With 42 years of service, her final position before retirement was Human Resources Director of Fort Lyon VA hospital. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend; she brought joy to all who knew her. An avid photographer, motorcycle rider, champion winning golfer and bowler had a love of life, an invincible spirit and a smile brighter than the sun. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by her son Edward M. Garcia II, and two brothers, Alvin and James Lester. She is survived by her husband, Les Carroll; son, Mark Garcia, daughter Pamela Garcia, sister, Nadine Justus, brother, Archie Dotson, six grandchildren, Nicole, Edward, Vincent, Alex, Erin and Morgan. A beautiful funeral service was held on Saturday, April 28, at the Johnson-Romero Funeral Home. burial was at the Lester/Carroll Family Cemetery and a reception followed at their home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent in the form of flowers to the Johnson-Romero Chapel in Walsenburg, or donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were entrusted to the loving care of Johnson-Romero Funeral Home of Walsenburg.
Doctor Lester - Huerfano World - May 2, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: Dr. Lester, the brother of Mary and Lucy Lester of La Veta, was killed in the Walsenburg coal battle.
Lester, Lothom Solon
Lothom Solon “Low” Lester - Walsenburg World-Independent - September 9, 1949 - Retired La Veta Contractor Dies - Lothom Solon Lester, retired La Veta contractor and builder, died yesterday in Walsenburg - his 79th birthday. He was the husband of Marie Lester. Lester was born Sept. 8, 1870, in Franklin County, Kans. Lester had lived in Huerfano County the past 46 years, and a resident of La Veta for 33 years, going to that community from this city. Mr. Lester assisted in the erection of the present Walsenburg Baptist church and also in the Baptist church in La Veta of which he was a member and served as deacon for many years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Dr. C. M. Lester of Seattle, Wash., and one daughter, Mrs. Alice Smith of Tucson, Ariz. Funeral arrangements are to be announced by Furphy mortuary. Huerfano World - September 21, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1949: Lothom Solon "Low" Lester died Sept. 8 on his 79th birthday, leaving a son Dr. C.N. Lester and a daughter Alice J. Smith.
Lester, Lucy Ettie
Miss Lucy Ettie Lester - Huerfano World - April 27, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Died, Miss Lucy Ettie Lester, 58, of pneumonia. Miss Lester had been a schoolteacher in Huerfano County for 23 years. [Editor's Note: Lucy Lester died April 22, 1918. Obituary listed World Independent, April 26, 1918, Page 1.]
Lester, Marvel Elaine
Marvel Elaine Paugh Lester - Fowler Tribune - July 27, 2000 - Marvel Elaine Lester, 78, of Fowler, died Saturday, July 22, 2000, at St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Mrs. Lester was born on April 25, 1922, in Bladen, Neb., to Peter John and Mary Jones Paugh. Mrs. Lester graduated from Manzanola High School with the class of 1940. On Sept. 25, 1940, she married Chester Lester in Rocky Ford. Mr. Lester preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1971. She was an employed for over 25 years as a teller in the Fowler State Bank and later First National Bank of Fowler. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 25, at the Griffy Family Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Kosberg, pastor of the Faith Lutheran Church in Woodland Park, officiating. Burial was in the Fowler Cemetery. Mrs. Lester is survived by one daughter, Karen (Robert) Eichman of Woodland Park, two grandchildren, Kyle (Monica) Eichman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Robyn (Bill) Bunt of Woodland Park, and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Hunter Eichman of Las Vegas. Mrs. Lester is survived by brothers Delmer Paugh of Mesa, Ariz., Howard Paugh of Rocky Ford, Herbert Paugh and Dick Paugh both of Manzanola, Darol Paugh of Canon City, and John Paugh of Fountain; sisters Margaret Lattimer and Wilma Bailey of Manzanola, and Lola Coffee of Rocky Ford. Memorials to Fowler EMT's may be sent in care of Griffy Funeral Home.
Lester, P. P.
P. P. Lester - Fort Collins Weekly Courier - May 1, 1914 - Long List of Killed and Wounded at Forbes Mine - Seventeen Known Dead - By United Press - Denver, April 30 - After almost 56 hours of continuous firing a truce has been declared between mine guards, militia and strikers at the Forbes mine near Walsenburg. With the declaration of a truce on Wednesday night at 9 o'clock it was learned that 17 are dead. Nine of these dead are at Forbes and six are seriously wounded. At Walsenburg five are dead in the city, three in the hills and three others severely wounded. The end of the Forbes battle left the mine property a smoking ruin. The men are now awaiting the arrival of the United States cavalry. The second squadron of the 5th cavalry will arrive at noon from Fort Leavenworth and two troops will be sent to Walsenburg by Capt. C. C. Smith, who is in command. The strike leaders promise to lay down their arms and surrender them upon the arrival of the federal troops. It is not known if the strikers will keep the promise. Conditions are such that both sides are ready to resume fighting at Trinidad and Walsenburg. Wednesday's carnage was revenge for the tragedy at the tent colony at Forbes last winter, when the militia knocked down the tents and drove the strikers and their families out. Tuesday night 200 armed strikers left the Gen. Brown camp and marched to the Forbes mine. Superintendent Nichols was on guard with 40 men and several machine guns. Wednesday morning the strikers opened fire. The machine guns kept the men back until the guns became leaded and for three hours the guards fought without their machine guns. They were compelled to flee, and then the strikers took the property and set fire to the buildings. The guards left six dead on the field and three others were located during the night. In the fighting at Walsenburg, Major P. C. Lester of the hospital corps was killed, as well as two strikers and Henry Floyd and George Bock. O. L. Wilmouth of Boulder, Glenn Martin of Longmont and Lieut. Scott were wounded. Col. Verdeckberg with 200 militiamen, with Capt. Swope in charge of the right wing and Capt. Baird on the left, tried to take the strikers' position, which extended over three miles of the hogback ridge. They ran into a terrific fire and were repulsed. It is stated that Donald MacGregor, a newspaper man, had charge of the strikers. Gov. Ammons announced definitely this morning that troops would not be taken out of territory not occupied by the federal troops. Del Norte San Juan Prospector - May 2, 1914 - Fourteen Dead At Coal Camps - Mine Guards Shot as the U.S. Troops Are Sent Into Colorado - Maj. P. P. Lester Slain - Was Attending to Duties as a Red Cross Officer and Wore a Badge - Denver, April 30 - Early this morning fourteen were known to have been killed in the fighting yesterday between militia, mine guards and strikers in the southern Colorado coal fields. Five may be added to this list when the battlefields at Walsenburg and Forbes are searched. Two of the six men wounded at Louisville in the northern field Monday night and Tuesday morning are not expected to live. Three state soldiers were wounded last night at Walsenburg. Six men were wounded in the morning attack at Forbes. The death list at Forbes is nine, and two more are reported killed. At Walsenburg five are known dead, with an unconfirmed report of eight dead. The fighting yesterday at Forbes (between Ludlow and Trinidad) commenced early in the morning and lasted until about 10:30 o'clock. After the tents were fired and the buildings were destroyed the strikers then retreated toward Trinidad. No state militia were engaged. Major P. P. Lester of the Hospital Corps was killed at Walsenburg yesterday afternoon while giving aid to a wounded soldier. About 200 militiamen engaged in the day's battle about the hogback west of Walsenburg with strikers. A truce was arranged at 8:30 last night after 56 hours of continuous fighting, in which the militiamen used machine guns they themselves constructed of heavy pipes. Fear was expressed in Trinidad that early morning attacks by strikers would be made on Sopris and Piedmont, Segundo, Morley and Gray Creek. Berwind and Tabasco are believed safe. State troops will not be moved from Ludlow until federal soldiers from Leavenworth arrive. United States troops will take control of the southern coal strike field of the state this morning. Their arrival, it is believed, will end the fighting between the state militia, mine guards and strikers, which cost fourteen lives yesterday and resulted in nine persons being wounded. Telluride Daily Journal - April 30, 1914 - Gov. Ammons Wants Stern Reprisals For Death Maj. Lester - Denver, April 30 - Governor Ammons this afternoon telegraphed to Secretary of War Garrison at Washington as follows: "Major P. P. Lester, an attaché of the Hospital Corps of the National Guard of Colorado, was shot and killed by the strikers in the battle at Walsenburg while he was engaged in attending a wounded striker. At the time he was killed, Major Lester was wearing a Red Cross brassard, and the strikers were shooting from a distance of about 200 yards." Major Lester was shot through the chest during a charge made by Lieutenant Scotts and his dismounted cavalrymen. He died on the field. Lieutenant Scotts and Privates Wilmouth of Boulder and Miller of Longmont were wounded in this charge. In his message to Secretary Garrison this afternoon Governor Ammons indicated that he wants stern reprisals against the strikers for Major Lester's death. Bayfield Blade - April 30, 1914 - Trinidad, April 30 - In command of 300 troops belonging to the second squadron, Fifth cavalry, United States Army, Major W. A. Holbrook arrived in Trinidad at 8 o'clock this morning and assumed charge of the situation in the district. His command came direct from Ft. Leavenworth and was met at the Denver & Rio Grande station by city officials, members of the militia, commercial bodies and citizens. A body of strikers assembled at the depot and cheered the troops on their arrival as did also the citizens. Major Holbrook's first order was to establish camp. He said he would discuss conditions with the local officials and lay plans. After taking over the fair grounds which have been placed at his disposal, Major Holbrook ordered the train switched to the grounds and preparations for establishing a camp are immediately going forward. The soldiers arrived in Trinidad in a driving rainstorm and will be compelled to make camp on a field that has been soaked with a two-days' rain. Up to noon today there had been no communication between Major Holbook and the militia. The commander of the regulars has not made plans as yet for the establishment of troop posts. One troop of sixty men under the command of Capt. C. C. Smith, has been ordered to Walsenburg and will arrive there this afternoon. Battle at Walsenburg - Walsenburg, April 30 - One dead and three wounded is the known causality list in a six-hour battle here yesterday in which less than 100 militiamen attempted to dislodge an estimated force of 600 strikers entrenched in the hills adjacent to the town. Fighting stopped late yesterday when the troops were withdrawn upon orders, local officers state, received by Colonel Verdeckburg from Denver. The dead: Major P. H. Lester, member hospital corps, Walsenburg. The wounded: Lieutenant Scott, shot in head; Private Glen Miller, shot in face; Private G. L. Wilmot, shot in leg. Major Lester was struck, according to Captain Swope, who commanded the detail, within 150 yards of a line of rifle pits near the top of the hogback northeast of Walsenburg in which the strikers had taken their stand. Lieutenant Scott had been shot a few minutes previously. The firing was heavy when orders were received to withdraw and Major Lester's body was left on the field. The strikers are said to be still entrenched along the side of the l__ hill which forms a natural fortification. Reports that final effort will be made by strikers to take the town before the arrival of federal troops are current and the citizens are in a state of terror. Major Lester was in charge of the hospital and his men were with him when he was shot. He had just completed dressing the wound received by Private Miller when he was struck down. Bayfield Blade - April 30, 1914 - Dead Officer's Body Mutilated - Denver, April 30 - The killing of Major P. H. Lester of the hospital corps, Colorado National Guard, at Walsenburg yesterday, while it is alleged he was wearing the Red Cross badge and in the discharge of his duty in attempting to relieve the injury of others, was the subject of a report made to the war department at Washington today by Governor Ammons. In an investigation of the events surrounding his death is has been ordered by the governor that Colonel George M. Lee's first duty this morning was to get details. Reports of a post-mortem examination of his body made at Walsenburg last night are to the effect that two "dry" wounds were found on his body besides the one that caused his death, showing that he had been shot twice after he had fallen dead. It is said that his epaulets were stripped from him, his revolver was missing and it is believed he was robbed. Death Toll Last Night - Denver, April 30 - Colorado's seven months' industrial war has claimed a toll of at least nine human lives last night. This was the verified record at 6 o'clock last night, divided as follows: At Forbes, seven mine guards and one striker dead, with two other strikers believed to have been killed. At Walsenburg, one officer of the militia hospital corps killed, one officer and two enlisted men wounded. At Forbes, seven mine guards and one striker dead, with two other strikers believed to have been killed. The Forbes camp was a scene of desolation, practically all the mine buildings have been destroyed by fire. Here it was the work of only a few fleeting hours. It was about 5:30 that the strikers opened their attack in force. With the women and children of the camp barricaded in the mine slope the guards, under the personal direction of Superintendent Nichol, responded spiritedly. About 10 o'clock the firing ceased and the camp's assailants disappeared as mysteriously as they came some toward Trinidad and others over the hills in the direction of Berwind and Tabasco. According to Superintendent Nichol three strikers were seen to tumble down the hill side. With two troops of United States cavalry in the Fremont county fields and citizens, volunteers and militia on guard in Boulder county, state officials last night gave their attention to preparing for sudden outbreaks in Las Animas and Huerfano counties. The militia detachment relieved by federal soldiers in Fremont county was hastened to Colonel Verdeckburg's assistance in Walsenburg. A Truce Agreement - Denver, April 30 - Under a truce agreement which stopped the fighting at Walsenburg yesterday afternoon, approximately 600 strikers last night were to surrender their arms to seven militia officers appointed by Colonel Verdeckberg to receive them. The strikers were not taken into custody by the militia but will be subject to arrest and prosecution in the courts for the killing of Major P. H. Lester of the hospital corps. The suggested terms of surrender were transmitted to General Chase and sanctioned for their acceptance by Governor Ammons. Confirmation of the arrangements was given by General Chase to Colonel Verdeckburg at Walsenburg and to John McGregor. It was reliably stated that McGregor was reached by a telephone line strung to the strikers field of battle. Although strike leaders declined to give out any information as to their losses it was learned from an authentic source that they had suffered severely. At the time negotiations for the truce were opened they were fighting back the militia on three sides. Bayfield Blade - May 8, 1914 - Lester Shooting Felony, Declares Jury - Walsenburg - The coroner's jury which investigated the killing of Major P. P. Lester of the Colorado National Guard, who was killed during a true (truce?) April 29th in the battle between strikers and state soldiers, returned the following verdict: "Major Lester was killed by a gun-shot wound and internal hemorrhage. The killing was felonious and he was shot in the line of duty as a medical official and while wearing a red cross." Hugo Range Ledger - May 9, 1914 - Gen. Chase Asks Investigation - Denver - Making the direct charge that Maj. P. P. Lester, killed in the battle at Walsenburg, was deliberately murdered while wearing a Red Cross brassard and attending the wounded; that he was shot from the side on which the emblem appeared; that the bullet was fired from a distance of 200 yards, and that the strikers stripped the body of coat, hat, shoes, watch, sword and money which might have been in the pockets, General Chase has presented all his evidence in the case to Governor Ammons with the request that the alleged violation of all rules of civilized warfare be called to the attention of President Wilson. 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 (Tyler) 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 court-martial 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." Eads Kiowa County Press - June 26, 1914 - Bloody Deed at Walsenburg; Violation of Flag of Truce - The handful of troops that responded to the order to return to the field when the Governor had recalled them had a busy week. How flags of truce and treaties were broken by labor leaders and their counsel makes a story that is appalling in revelation of moral turpitude. On Monday, April 27, 1914, while in command of the troops in Fremont County, the Governor telephones General Chase information relative to an attack on the McNalley mine at Walsenburg and directed the reinforcement of Troop E, which had been ordered on duty for the protection of life and property. Sixty men were sent from Ludlow and twenty from Denver, Captain F. F. Dowling being in command. Both Captains Dowling and Brooks reported during the day of April 28, 1914, that it would be impossible without heavy loss of life to dislodge the rioters from the region north and west of Walsenburg. On April 29, 1914, 125 additional men were sent from Ludlow under command of Colonel Verdeckberg. The troops were deployed into position, after the completion of the necessary patrolling had been done, a little after ten o'clock. Sharp firing then continued until one. General Chase in Denver received telephonic communication from the Governor and the strikers' attorney, Mr. Hawkins, to the effect that the strikers would surrender and turn in their arms. At 1:20 p.m. he had a telephonic conversation with Major Coan, representing the strikers, and demanded the immediate surrender of the insurrectionists. Major Coan refused to surrender and General Chase directed Colonel Verdeckburg to continue the firing. At 2 o'clock Mr. Hawkins, after conversation with Major Coan and McGregor, a leader of the strikers, agreed to an unconditional surrender of the arms. General Chase declined to hold his men. An agreement was later reached between the strikers and General Chase that the firing should cease for one hour, so that the word could be passed along the firing line of the strikers which was at least two and one-half miles long. It is the opinion of officers who were in a position to know, that McGregor and Coan were sincere in their efforts to consummate the surrender of the arms. There was continuous firing on the part of the strikers up to 8:30 p.m. This engagement at Walsenburg was the severest battle known in the history of industrial disturbances in the United States. Fewer than 200 soldiers engaged about 700 strikers, the latter being intrenched in well placed rifle pits and other kind of cover. The firing was from 250 to 1800 yards. The troops were handled in a masterly manner and it is remarkable that they suffered so little loss. Major Lester was killed about 2:15 p.m., after the surrender was effected. Lieutenant Lee L. Scott, 1st Infantry, Private Glenn Miller, Co. M, 1st Infantry, and Private Okey L. Wilmouth, Troop D, 1st Squadron of Cavalry, were wounded. The arrival of the Federal troops was advanced as the reason why the arms of the strikers were not turned over to Colonel Verdeckberg. But a few arms in the Walsenburg district have been turned over to the Federal authorities. Strikers Lose Twenty-Six Men By Firing on the Troops - Reports as to the killed and wounded suffered by the strikers is very indefinite. From the best obtainable advices it is believed that at least 26 were killed and over 100 wounded. Major Lester was shot immediately after applying a first aid dressing to Lieutenant Scott. He had just arisen and was looking through his field glasses at some men whom it was stated were in uniform on the firing line of the strikers. The post mortem examination exposed two wounds in the chest which were delivered after death. All of his private papers and money which were on his person were taken from him, and his leather puttee leggings were also stolen.
Lester, V. Nelson
V. Nelson Lester - Walsenburg World - March 14, 1912 - V. Nelson Lester was born in Cayua County, New York on Nov. 23, 1826, and died in La Veta, Colo., March 5, 1912. In 1838 his parents removed to Seneca County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. While an instructor in the academy at Republic, Ohio he met Miss Lillis E. Bosworth, whom he married in 1856. They lived for ten years in Wayland, Michigan, then removed to Kansas where they lived until 1902. Advancing years made Mr. Lester sell his pleasant farm home; he removed to La Veta, Colorado, where he has since resided. A loving and devoted husband and father, the loss of his wife soon after he came here shadowed his last years, although his daughter, Mary H. Lester, kept his home for him and he enjoyed the frequent visits with his other children, Miss Lucy E. Lester, L.S. Lester and Dr. P.P. Lester of this city. A sterling patriot, he served his country in the Third Ohio Volunteers in 1846 and 1847, in the war with Mexico, and always in the no less necessary work of an intelligent and upright citizen for justice, sobriety, honesty, and progress in the government of his community and country, and never lost his interest in its welfare.
Lester, Velpo T.
Velpo T. Lester - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1999 - Velpo T. Lester, 90, of Canon City, died May 28, 1999. Born on Feb. 5, 1909,in Faxton, Okla. He moved to Fowler in 1918 and married Lola Grisham in 1933.He then moved to Canon City in 1957. Velpo worked at the PAD until 1957, when he retired after 30 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lola- three sons and their families, Thomas (Peggy), David and Timothy (Anna)-and by five grandchildren, Sheri (Randy) Ackerman, Michael and Elizabeth Lester, Ryan and Evan Lester- and three great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jeremy and Rebekah Ackerman- and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a devoted family man and will be missed greatly. Private family services.
Alden Letbetter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1937 – Roach Funeral Home – Alden Letbetter, 25, son of Mrs. C.O. Haddock, Lubbock, Texas, local hospital, Friday. Arrangements later.
Lett, Lloyd H.
Lloyd H. Lett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Lloyd H. Lett passed away unexpectedly at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Feb. 22, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mrs. M. Irene Lett, of the family home at 1111 Bonforte Blvd., and daughter, Mrs. Barbara (Robert M.) Brugger, Columbia, Mo.; two grandchildren and one grandson. Member of the First United Methodist Church; Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory; Pueblo Charter Lions Club; Pueblo Civic Symphony; Pueblo County Historical Society; Pueblo Metropolitan Museum Association; founder, charter member and treasurer of Pueblo Regional Planning Commission; former member of Pueblo Knife and Fork Club; and National Association of Purchasing Management. He was born on Nov. 1, 1904, in Denver and was employed in the Purchasing Department of CF&I Steel Corp., retiring after 49 years. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Villa Pueblo Towers penthouse, with the Rev. Edward Paup officiating. Interment will be in Denver at a later date. There will be no viewing. Friends are requested to omit flowers and it is suggested that memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Foundation Trust Fund of Villa Pueblo Towers direct or through the funeral home office.
Lett, Mary Irene
Mary Irene Lett - Pueblo Chieftain - May 2, 1987 - Mary Irene Lett, 79, died Tuesday, April 28, 1987 in Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Lett was born May 30, 1907, fn Cambridge, Ohio, to William Thomas and Mary Luvona Needs. She married Lloyd Henry Lett in Denver on Aug. 23, 1927. She was a longtime Pueblo resident and moved to Lenoir Retirement Center, Columbia, Mo., when her husband died in 1986. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, BT Chapter of PEO and was active in the Pueblo Art Guild for many years. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Barbara Irene and Robert M. Brugger of Columbia; grandchildren, James Robert Brugger of Tucson, Ariz., Carolyn Irene Albright of Whittier, Calif.; great grandson, Jeremiah Justin Brugger of Columbia; nieces and nephew, Mary Ann (Robert) Maddock of Sunlake, Ariz., and Dorothy and Richard Personette of Palm Bay, Fla. Preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Wilfred. Graveside services were held Friday, May 1, at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Denver. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Villa Development Fund, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, or First United Methodist Church, Pueblo.
Lettovics, Maria T.
Maria T. Lettovics - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 1986 - Maria T. Lettovics, 81, passed away June 5, 1986, at her home. A Pueblo resident for 36 years, she was a native of Hungary and had moved here from Germany. She was the aunt of Joseph (Maria) Weisner, Theresa (Jack) Perry, and Maria (Gerald) Gyonory. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at St. Francis Xavier Church, with Father Paul Mendrick officiating. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
Geneva Levar - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2003 - Geneva Levar, 95, of Pueblo, passed away July 2, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Mary Chutich; loving husband, Martin Levar; brothers, Nick, Dan, Max and Johnny Chutich; and sister, Annie Pershin. Survived by son, Martin (Jerry) Levar; daughter, Mary Hellyer; nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Wiswell, Mary Petersen; and brother, Eli Chutich Jr. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2003. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery.
Mike Levecchi - Akron Pioneer Press - February 17, 1922 - Policeman R. Fouch of the Pueblo police department has been taken back to the county jail following the verdict of the coroner's jury which probed the killing by the officer of Mike Levecchi, pool hall owner. The jury's verdict was that Fouch was not justified in the act. Charges will be filed by the district attorney.
Levene, Floyd E.
Floyd E. "Mack" Levene - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1998 - Floyd E. "Mack" Levene, departed this life on Feb. 12, 1998. He was born to the union of Caleb and Morena Levene on Sept. 6, 1929, in Estherwood, La. He retired from CF&I Steel (seamless tube mill) after 33 years of service. He also retired from the city of Pueblo (fleet maintenance) after 10 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Rosella- children, Christine (Wayne) Smith, Randy (Marion) Levene, Peggy (Don) Pleasant, all of Pueblo. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Jackson, Hawthorne, Calif., Leola (Roolie) Youngblood, Milwaukee, Wis., Mary Lee (Thomas) Williams, Lorraine Jollivette, Both of Gueydan, La.- eight grandchildren- 11 great-grandchildren- 10 nieces- six nephews- and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary, Sunday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m. Both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Followed by cremation, Imperial Crematory. Private family inurnment to follow. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rosella Levene - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2005 - Rosella Levene, 80, born May 5, 1925, in Abbeville, La., passed away Oct. 9, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, in 1998; and grandson, Adam Trahan Jr., in 2003. Survived by three children, Peggy (Don) Pleasant, Christine (Wayne) Smith, and Randy (Marion) Levene; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Rosella moved to Colorado in 1955. She enjoyed talking to people, going to Cripple Creek, and listening to B.B. King. Rosella was a very special person and we will miss her dearly. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Rick "Two Hands" LeVesque - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 2000 - Rick "Two Hands" LeVesque, 64, passed away Nov. 3, 2000. Survived by his wife, Betty "Dee Bee"; children, Rebecca (Don) Horst, Renee (Steve) Parks, Ray (Kerry) LeVesque; stepchildren, Dave (Linda) Frazier, Christy (Tom) Novosad, grandchildren, Jessica and Adam Horst, Justin and Brandon Paradiso, and Brian and Lisa Repinski; sister, Kathy LeVesque; brother, Michael (Jacqueline) LeVesque; nieces, Sarah and Anna LeVesque; and numerous cousins. Rick was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels (SRDA), past president for Telephone Pioneers and a board member of Concerned Parents of Pueblo where he developed and authored the "Guide to Success" used in numerous places. Rick was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve and was an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Rick was proud to be an American. A private memorial service was held at his request. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory through the funeral home office.
Levine, G. S. (Mrs.)
Mrs. G. S. Levine - Walsenburg World - May 6, 1930 - Mrs. Levine Died in Denver on Saturday – Mrs. G.S. Levine, wife of G.S. Levine of the Western Department Stores Co., died Saturday night in Denver. Levine, who was in Walsenburg, was summoned to her bedside. Funeral services will be held in Denver Wednesday, according to word received by store employees here today.
Morris Levinson D.C. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2000 - Morris Levinson D.C., 81, passed away Nov. 15, 2000. Survived by his wife, Shirley Levinson of the family home; children, Sherry (Dennis Wait) Levinson of Pueblo, Mark (Melissa Brown) Levinson of New York, N.Y., and Karen (Avi) Grossman of Denver; sister-in-law, Lillian Liss of Arad, Israel, and Paula Boltax-Daniels of New Orleans, La.; and grandchildren, Aaron and Jason Levinson, Hannah and Tamara Grossman and Maya Levinson. Morris was born to Benjamin and Ida (nee Resi) Levinson on April 1, 1919, in New York, N.Y. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Morris graduated from the National College of Chiropractic-Lombard, Illinois, and was a chiropractor in Pueblo for 40 years, retiring in 1998. Member of Temple Emanuel, American Chiropractic Society, and Pueblo HAM Radio Club. Morris was active with the Democratic Party. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, Nov. 17, 2000, at Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand, with Dr. Robert Saunders officiating. Interment will follow at B'Nai Jacob Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your contribution to Dissent Magazine, 310 W. 103rd St., No. 1201, New York City, N.Y., 10025.
Levis, William Arthur
William Arthur Levis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1998 - William Arthur Levis - Pueblo lost a devoted son on Oct. 9 when William A. Levis died in Westminster, Calif., after an extended battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. Mr. Levis was born in Pueblo on Oct. 2, 1931, the son of the late George and Rhoda Belle Levis. He attended Somerlid Elementary and Centennial High School. In 1949, Bill joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea with the First Marine Division. He was proud to be a member of the group known as the Chosin Reservoir Survivors. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his valor in that severe winter battle. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1969. Shortly thereafter he joined the Foreign Service of the U.S. State Department and fulfilled assignments in Vietiane, Jakarta, Brazilia, Tokyo, Bonn and Washington, D.C. He retired from the State Department in 1995. He then accompanied his wife to Beijing, China, where she had a State Department assignment in the embassy. They returned to the States in 1997. Mr. Levis is survived by his wife, Angie- his daughter, Jennie Bolotin of Westminster, Calif.- two sons, William Jr. of Chicago and Luke of State College, Pa.- his grandson, Aaron James of State College- his two sisters, Marietta Ferreira of Palo Alto, Calif., and Rhoda Belle Firth of Los Gatos, Calif.- his daughter-in-law, Kim Levis of State College- and his son-in-law, Mark Bolotin of Westminster. Mr. Levis was predeceased by his brother, Arthur B. Levis. A was held in Santa Ana, Calif., on Oct. 16.
Levstik, John A.
John A. Levstik - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1986 - John A. Levstik was born in Pueblo, Feb. 21, 1911, and passed away there May 5, 1986. Predeceased by his wife, Frances in 1968; his father, John in 1929; his mother, Rose in 1985; and a brother, Henry in 1976. He is survived by his sisters, Rose Ballas, Anne Garnhart, Edith (Charles) Ovechka, Virginia (Evan) Perryman and Evelyn (W. Thayne) Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Levstik and numerous nieces and nephews. He retired from CF&I Steel Corp. in 1973 and was a member of United Steel Workers No. 2102, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with Father Michael Byrne officiating. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.
Earl Levy - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - March 10, 1916 - Slide Victims Bodies Reported Found - Pueblo - The bodies of Earl Levy, and C. H. Matthews, who were killed in a snow slide in the Black Canon of the Gunnison five miles west of Sapinero has [sic] been found by Denver & Rio Grande trainmen, according to a report from Cimarron. Huerfano World - March 19, 1992 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1916: Nineteen-year-old Earl Levy, youngest son of Alex Levy, was killed near Montrose when an avalanche demolished the train he was riding.
Levy, Myrtle Mae
Myrtle Mae Levy - Walsenburg - August 1914 - Died, Myrtle Mae, 14-month-old daughter of Ralph Levy. [Editor's note: Levy, Myrle Mae 8/5/1914 WW 8/6/1914 1 Infant.]
Ralph Levy - Huerfano World - July 12, 2007 - Ralph Levy, 86, succumbs - Ralph Levy, 86, left this earth on July 3, 2007 from complications of COPD. His death leaves a void in the musical communities of southern Colorado and a tremendous loss to his family, friends and colleagues. Ralph was born on December 27, 1920 to Ralph Levy Sr. and Ellen Mae (nee Hansen) Levy. Ralph and sister Elaine (Sandy, deceased) Lenzini enjoyed a life time of companionship and laughter. The children of both families remained best of friends with five of the six following the footsteps of Ralph, his sister and his wife Ann (nee Stine) by choosing the teaching profession as their vocation. Suellen Levy, Walsenburg; Cherilyn Robeda, Denver; Brent Levy, Denver; Alexis (Dee) (nee Lenzini) Betts, Colorado City; Deidre Lenzini, Walsenburg and Doug Lenzini, Hollywood, CA. Grandchildren who lovingly remember him are Scott (Cassie) Robeda, Denver; Katie Robeda, Denver; and Seth Lockard, Colorado Springs. His life will be celebrated at a public memorial Masonic service Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the family plot in the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. A reception, hosted by the Walsenburg Woman's Club, will be held at the Civic League Park on Pinon and Hendren following the service. Those who desire may make memorial to Huerfano Masonic Lodge No. 27 AF & AM in care of 814 Kansas, Walsenburg, CO 81089. His motto: “Love music, practice diligently.”
Levy, Wayne Leroy
Wayne Leroy Levy - Pharos-Tribune - August 28, 2004 - Logansport, IN - Memorial services for Wayne Leroy Levy, 61, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Presbyterian Church, 104 N. Illinois St. Burial in Riverview Cemetery will precede the services at 10 a.m. Thursday. Mr. Levy died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in his residence following an extended illness. Born Dec. 24, 1942, in Logansport, he was the son of Earl and Dorothy Marie Wallman Levy Richmond. A 1961 graduate of Logansport High School, Mr. Levy also graduated from Trinidad State College, Trinidad, Colo., and Ferris State College School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Mich. He began his professional career in retail pharmacy and, after attaining a master's degree in health systems administration from Indiana University in Bloomington, he concentrated on hospital pharmacy administration. He also studied at Wharton School of Business, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. During his career, Mr. Levy was manager of Hook's Drugs in Nashville; was assistant director of pharmacy at Bloomington Hospital, director of pharmacy at Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va., director of pharmacy at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tenn., corporate director of pharmacy for Sisters of Mercy Health System, St. Louis, and regional director of pharmacy for PharmaSource Corporation, Atlanta, Ga. In his youth, Mr. Levy was active in Logansport Troop 2, Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He also was a member of Demolay. Mr. Levy actively served the communities in which he lived. In Nashville, he was Scoutmaster of Troop 190, Boy Scouts of America, and was active in the Nashville United Methodist Church. He served as county councilman for eight years. In Chattanooga, Tenn., he became involved in Habitat for Humanity and served on the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House. He was an Elder at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and was active in the Missions Outreach Program of the church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Miller Levy; one son, Brett Alexander and his wife, Pamela Ranard Levy, Spencer; one daughter, Andrea Kay Wilson and her husband, James Nicholas, Chattanooga; one grandson, Chase Alexander Levy; two step-grandsons, B.J. Phillippe and Nicholas Phillippe; three brothers, Robert V. Levy, Fort Wayne, Ralph E. Levy, Brookston, and James F. Levy, Logansport; and one sister, Jocelyn Levy, Logansport. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Fisher-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to BSA Troop 284, c/o Brett Levy, 206 S. Washington St., Spencer IN 47460; Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Good Samaritan Fund, 612 James Boulevard, Signal Mountain TN 37377; Hospice of Chattanooga, 4355 Highway 58, Suite 101, 58 Commons Building, Chattanooga TN 37416; Habitat for Humanity of Chattanooga, 1201 E. Main St., Chattanooga TN 37408; and Ronald McDonald House, c/o Mrs. Jane Kaylor, 200 Central Ave., Chattanooga TN 37403.
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