The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Lew, Irene
Irene Lew - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2002 - Irene Lew, 91, of Pueblo, departed this life on May 11, 2002, at Minnequa Medicenter, Pueblo. Survived by two children, Carroll (Jo Ann) Williams, Pueblo, and Mary (Jack) Crellin, Shingletown, Calif. Also survived by her brothers, Rufus Nichols, Paris, Ark., Arlis Nichols, Barling Ark., Kenneth Nichols, Carlsbad, N.M.; sisters, Ethel Richardson, Chico, Calif., Billie Radford, West Chester, Ohio; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Cremation and no services, at her request.

Lewandowski, Jennie
Jennie Lewandowski - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2005 - Jennie Lewandowski, 89, born Aug. 24, 1915, passed away April 23, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, John Lewandowski in 1988; daughter, Suzanne Kosak; and brother, Isadore Laskowski. Survived by her children, John Lewandowski, RoseMarie (Don) Ellis, and Richard Lewandowski; son-in-law, Timothy (Theresa) Kosak; and special granddaughter, Lara (Donnie) McClure; also survived by 19 other grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous cousins and nieces. Jennie enjoyed gardening, baking and playing bingo. She was involved in many activities at Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Canon City. At her request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Inurnment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Lewis, Ann
Ann Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 1998 - Ann Lewis of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 6, 1998. Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, from noon to 2 p.m., followed by rosary services at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 2 p.m. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lewis, Arbelt H.
Arbelt H. Lewis - Bayfield Blade - September 20, 1912 - Circus Negro Stabs Another to Death - Pueblo - "Diamond" Cash, a negro, stabbed and killed Arbelt H. Lewis, another negro, during the performance of the Sells-Floto show here. Both were employes of the circus.

Lewis, Barbara J.
Barbara J. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2000 - Barbara J. Lewis, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Feb. 5, 2000. Barbara attended high school in Clayton, N.M., and later graduated in Pueblo with the first graduating class of South High School in 1961. Preceded in death by her father, George Kitchen, in 1978. She is survived by her family, including her loving son, Kent Lewis; mother, Clara Kitchen; sisters, Carol Genova and Nancy (Ken) Cipriani; niece and nephews, Dion (Amy) Kitchen, Brandon Genova, Nicholas Genova and Megan Cipriani. Barbara will also be missed by her two dogs that she loved so much, "Katie" and "Punkin." Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Pueblo Christian Center. Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, 1700 South Prairie Avenue, Pueblo, Colo., 81005, where Barbara was a volunteer.

Lewis, Beth
Beth Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2006 - Beth (Austin, Truax) Lewis, KA7AKK. Born June 12, 1916, died January 16, 2006. Beth lived in Pueblo, Rye and late of Apache Junction, Ariz. Survived by her children, Allison ÒSallyÓ Plumisto of Apache Junction, Ariz., William ÒBillyÓ A. Austin of Albuquerque, NM, and Nancy (Jay) Shultz of Pueblo. Beth had eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Beth was very active in ham radio and formed many lasting friendships among fellow hams. As a school bus driver at Rye for years, Beth touched many young lives. The communities Beth lived in benefitted from her time and hard work. Beth has donated her body to the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM) for research. Beth died peacefully at home and insisted on no services.

Lewis, Byron Daniel
Byron Daniel Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1972 - Byron Daniel Lewis, Feb. 15, 1972, in a local hospital after a short illness. Husband of Pearl M. Lewis of the family home, 2818 Atlanta. Father of Robert D. Lewis, Pueblo, and Byron L. Lewis, Philadelphia, Pa. Grandfather of four. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Member of the Christian Church. Born July 30, 1893, in Princeton, Kan. Pueblo resident since 1968. Formerly employed as a car salesman, retired. Preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were married Nov. 1, 1920. Services and interment in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kan., in charge of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home. The body will lie in state in Davis Chapel until 4 p.m. Friday.

Lewis, Carl A.
Carl A. "Jack" Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1986 - Carl A. "Jack" Lewis, 48, of 300 La Vista Rd., entered into glory Aug. 23, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Deeply loved by his loyal wife of 33 years, Claudia of the family home; daughters, Teresa Giadone, Debe (Jim) McClure, Jacque [(Dennis) Anaya, Renee Gallegos, Carla (Bert) Weber, and one son, Robert (Mindy) Haggerty, all of Pueblo. Also survived by six grandchildren, Carl Giadone, Tiffany and J.W. McClure, Dennis Anaya, Shannon and Cherie Gallegos, and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by daughter, Cindy Lynn in 1980. Member of First Church of the Nazarene, National Rifle Association, and the National Hot Rod Association. Employed at CF&I, Steel Corp., retiring in 1982 following 28 years of dedicated service. Service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, I Aug. 27, Pueblo Christian Center with the Rev. Orlando R. Jantz and the Rev. James Mailey officiating. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, until 8 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 300 La Vista Rd.

Lewis, Dallis R.
Dallis R. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Dallis R. Lewis, 88, of Rocky Ford died Dec. 11 at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Bill Seal officiating. Interment, Rocky Ford Cemetery.

Lewis, Dave
Dave Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2000 - Dave Lewis, 44, Kim-area rancher and trucker, died May 2, 2000, in Pueblo. He was born July 29, 1955, in Trinidad, to Don and Margaret (Oxandaburu) Lewis. He graduated with the Branson High School Class of 1973. He married Kimmi J. Clark on Oct. 4, 1975, in Trinchera, Colo. Dave had worked on the Trinidad Dam Project, ranched and owned and operated his own businesses, Las Animas Transfer and Dave Lewis Trucking. He was a member of the Bent Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers, Southern Colorado Livestock and the Colorado Cattleman's associations. He served on the Kim School Board for eight years. He is survived by his wife of Kim; children, Kelly Jeanne Lewis, Keith David Lewis, Kenneth Don Lewis, Kerry Jewell Lewis, Kristine Joy Lewis, Korry Dawn Lewis, all of Kim; mother, Margaret Lewis of Branson; sister, Lori (Craig) Green of Branson; numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Vigil service, 6 p.m. Friday at La Junta Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kim School Gymnasium. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Branson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dave Lewis Family Fund, c/o The State Bank-La Junta, or to the American Cancer Society.

Lewis, Dean Allen
Dean Allen Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 1997 - Dean Allen Lewis, 24, passed away Sept. 2, 1997. Graveside , 11 a.m. today at the Hasty Cemetery. Contributions to the Christopher and Thomas Lewis Education Fund.

Lewis, Don D.
Don D. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1987 - Don D. Lewis, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1987. He was a self-employed cattle and grain trucker. He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Branson; daughter, Lori (Craig) Green of Branson; son, Dave (Kim-mi) Lewis of Kim; four grandchildren; one brother, Tom (Antoinette) Lewis of Trinidad; and numerous other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home, Father Joseph Fisher, S. J., officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Joseph Fisher, S. J., officiating, followed by interment at Branson Community Cemetery.

Lewis, Edwin Arnold
Edwin Arnold Lewis - Walsenburg World - June 20, 1924 - Death of Mr. Edwin A. Lewis - Edwin A. Lewis, an old-time resident of Walsenburg, died in this city Wednesday, June 18th, 1924, aged 78 years and 9 months. The immediate cause of Mr. Lewis death was acute indigestion. Mr. Lewis was born near Troy, New York, September 24, 1845, and moved to Wyoming in 1866, and to Boulder County, Colorado, in 1867, and to Pueblo in 1868. He came to Huerfano County in 1875, and after a short stay returned to Pueblo. In 1881 he came to Walsenburg to make a permanent home. He was married to Martha McMillen at Greenhorn, Colorado. Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife and two sons and one daughter, as well as two brothers who live near Badito. The sons are Leonard Lewis of Espanola, N. M., and Edwin Lewis of Jensen, Utah. The daughter, Mrs. Josephine Hutton lives at Trinidad. One son, LeRoy, and two daughters, Blanche and Catherine, passed away before their father. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Richards, living in Washington State. Mr. Lewis was prominent in the history of this county. He was a member of the 13th General Assembly; served two terms as county commissioner and during 1921 and 22 was the county assessor. The funeral of the deceased will be held tomorrow and will be under the auspices of the Walsenburg Elks. Arrangements under the direction of Unfug-Peet, undertakers. Huerfano World - June 26, 2003 - This Week in Walsenburg History -1924: Died, Edwin Arnold Lewis, 78, Huerfano County Commissioner until 1900 when he was elected to the state legislature. He was later county assessor.

Lewis, Fern Leona
Fern Leona Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1987 - Fern Leona Lewis, Pueblo resident for many years, passed away Sept. 24, 1987. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Lewis, in 1945. Survivors include daughter, Phyllis Miller, of Pueblo; two sons, Lloyd B. (Zona) Lewis of San Bernardino, Calif., and Arthur (Juanita) Lewis of Pueblo. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Sharon Starr, Mark Lewis, Diane Maxey, Edgar Lewis, Glenn Miller, Kenneth Miller and Randal Miller; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. George White of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1616 Zuni Road.

Lewis, George
George Lewis – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 28, 1876 – On Monday, the 18th inst., a man named George Lewis, a herder in the employ of Messrs. Dunn & Corson, of Saguache county, and engaged in taking care of a flock of sheep on the Carnero, accidentally shot himself and died the same night. The deceased leaves a wife and family.

Lewis, Georgia H.
Georgia H. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2003 - Georgia H. Lewis, 73, born in Pueblo, on July 21, 1930, passed away Aug. 21, 2003. Survived by brother, Henry (LuAnne) Falkenstein; children, Linda Haney, Judy (John) Peachee, Robert (Dorothy) Lewis, James (Becky) Lewis, Donna Lewis and Roy (Jacquie) Lewis; grandchildren, Scott, Shan, Julie, Andy, Angela, Nikki (Ernie), Craig, Jim, Jayme, Dion and Brittany; eight great-grandchildren; and special friends, Frank and Louise, Janice, Peggy Lang and Mary. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Viola Falkenstein; sisters, Patricia Walls and Alice Carpenter; and former husband, Robert Lewis. She will be sadly missed and in our hearts forever. As per her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Online condolences

Lewis, Gregory D.
Gregory D. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1999 - Gregory D. Lewis, 42, passed away Oct. 2, 1999. Survived by his son, Garrett Lewis of Evergreen, Colo.; father, Gerald C. (Norma) Lewis of New Mexico; mother, Carol M. Lewis; brother, Gary C. Lewis and nephew, Jonathan Lewis, all of Lakewood, Colo. Also survived by stepbrothers, John and Jay Anderson; stepsister, Jessica (Corin) Anderson; and special friend, Sherry. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private memorial service will be held.

Lewis, Harold L.
Harold L. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 2004 - Harold L. Lewis, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 21, 2004, in Canon City, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Huntington Park, Calif., a son of the late Simon and Viva (Land) Lewis. He moved with his mother and brother to Pueblo, Colo., as a young teen in 1942. After graduating from Central High School in Pueblo, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He earned his bachelor's degree, Magna Cum Laude, in accounting from Fort Lewis College in Durango. On July 8, 1955, Harold married Lorraine Carlson, the love of his life, in Pueblo. They had two sons, Mark and Michael. They moved to Salida, Colo., in 1961 and subsequently lived in Denver, Durango and moved to Canon City in 1985. During his working years, he was at various times a commercial banker, Fort Lewis College financial aid director, corporation controller, county administrator in Chaffee, then Fremont counties, Canon City finance director and retired in 1996 as special projects coordinator for Canon City. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, senior warden, treasurer of a vestry member at various times in four different parishes in the cities that he resided in. At the time of his death, he was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Canon City. He was active in many civic affairs and organizations, particularly while residing in Salida. Cancer and arthritis curtailed his recreational and civic activities in his later life. Harold is survived by his wife; two sons, Mark Lewis of Canon City and Michael (Tina) Lewis of Greeley, his brother, Warren (Ginny) Lewis of Salida; five grandchildren, Mallorie, Whitney and Taylor Lewis of Fort Myers, Fla., and Brandon and Carli Lewis of Greeley; two nieces and three nephews. The family thanks all those who assisted in his care at the following facilities - St. Thomas More Hospital, Colorado University Medical Center of Denver, and Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Fremont County. The care he received at each of these facilities was always exceptional and greatly appreciated. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2004, with Father Mark Meyer officiating, at Christ Episcopal Church, 802 Harrison, Canon City. Contributions may be made to the Building and Memorial Fund, Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 28, Canon City, CO, 81215-0028.

Lewis, Harriet M.
Harriet M. Lewis – Pueblo Chieftain – October 8, 2006 - Harriet M. Lewis, 85, of Pueblo, Colo., passed on Sept. 25, 2006, at the home of her son, Bruce, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. Harriet M. Herrick was born July 24, 1921, in Muscatine County, Iowa, to Chas Lanning and Leta K. (Coder) Herrick. She was raised and graduated from High School in Letts, Iowa. In 1942 she was united in marriage to Harry E. Lewis, Jr., who has preceded her in death, as has one son, Charles D. Lewis; her sister, Miriam Hafner; and her brother, Lawrence Herrick. A long time devoted member of the Methodist Church, Harriet was active in the United Methodist Women in the various towns in which she and her husband lived. She enjoyed handiwork and crafts and was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife and has resided in Pueblo since 1994. She is survived by her three sons, Jerry L. Lewis of Newton, Iowa, Bruce D. Lewis of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Ed Lewis of Virginia Beach, Va.; and daughter, Lynn M. Sullivan, Rainier, Wash.; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren with two more anticipated in the near future. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., October 20, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Pueblo. A second memorial service and interment will be held at 10:30 a.m., October 28, 2006, at the Letts Methodist Church, Iowa. A memorial in Harriet Lewis name has been established and the money will be used to support the Methodist churches in Pueblo, Colo., and Letts, Iowa or Charities that Harriet supported. Please send checks, made out to Harriet Lewis Memorial Fund, to any of Harriet's children or leave at one of the memorial services.

Lewis, Harry E. Jr.
Harry E. Lewis Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2000 - Harry E. Lewis Jr., 80, passed away Oct. 23, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Harriet Lewis; children, Dr. Jerry L. (Janice) Lewis, Charles D. Lewis, Bruce D. (Ann) Lewis, Harry E. (Janette) Lewis III and Lynn M. Sullivan; grandchildren, Jeff (Karen), Mark, Bradley (Lisa), Theron, Charles, Kristine, B.J., Scott (Jalene) and Brant Lewis; three great-grandchildren, Kathy, David and Brittany; brothers, Roy Lewis and Dean (Imelda) Lewis; sisters, Dorothy (Lyle) Phelps, Verna Johnson and June (Earl) Hamilton; sister-in-law, Mary Lewis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother, Sherley Lewis; and parents, Harry and Lela Lewis. Harry was actively involved in the Methodist Church for many years. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, and family activities. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Lewis, Helen Kimiyo
Helen Kimiyo Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 2004 - Helen Kimiyo Lewis, 77, passed away May 14, 2004. At her request, cremation with no services. Donations may be made to the Southern Colorado Alzheimer's Association, 1157 W. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Lewis, Irma V.
Irma V. Lewis - Garden City Telegram - March 20, 2003- Garden City, KS - Funeral Mass for Irma V. Lewis, 86, will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City, with the Rev. James E. Baker as celebrant. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Garden City. Mrs. Lewis died Monday, March 17, 2003, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City. She was born June 27, 1916, at Sopris, Colo., the daughter of Pietro "Pete" and Luigia Marie "Louisa" Zannona Borsa. She grew up in the area of Trinidad, Colo. On Feb. 4, 1940, she married O.K. Lewis at Raton, N.M. They then moved to Garden City where she worked at Patterson Jewelry for several years and then helped her husband with the family painting business. Mrs. Lewis was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed making Indian dolls and jewelry, reading and being outdoors, especially in her iris and rose garden. Her husband died May 7, 1986. She also was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. She is survived by two sons, James F. Lewis of Fontana, Calif., and John F. Cartelli of Bell, Calif.; a sister, Elda Melindaz of Denver; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Memorials are suggested to the church, in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St.

Lewis, Isaiah James
Isaiah James “Chubby” Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2002 - Age 87, born March 20, 1914, in Buxton, Iowa, passed away Feb. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mabel Elizabeth Lewis Sr. Survived by his sister, Welhemenia Walker; sons, Stephen (Robbye) Lewis and Danny (Jackie) Lewis; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Isaiah was a professional amateur boxer and received the Golden Diamond Belt Buckle from Barney Ross. He was employed by CF&I for 40 years, retiring in 1979. For more then 30 years, Isaiah used all of his summer vacation time working for the winning souls. Isaiah authored the book “This Same Jesus.” He was truly energetic, unique, humorous and a self-made man. He lived and practiced what he preached. Funeral service, noon Sunday, First Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal, Pueblo. Committal service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lewis, Jackson A.
Jackson A. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 27, 2000 - Jackson A. Lewis, 71, passed away July 26, 2000. Survived by his wife, Jerry Beth Lewis of the family home; children, Michael Lewis, Marsha (Jim) Garrett, Terry K. (Scott) Nichols and Thomas (Elaine) Lewis, all of Pueblo; sisters, Helen (Bill) Williams of Pueblo and Frieda (Willie) Gillis of Texas; and three grandchildren. Born to John and Florence Lewis on Feb. 16, 1929, in Bristol, Colo. Jackson was an electric foreman in the tube mill at CF&I and a member of Southern Colorado Wood Artists. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Richard Conley officiating. Memorials may be made to Wayside Cross Mission through the funeral home.

Lewis, Jennie Belle
Mrs. Jennie Belle Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - February 7, 1918 - Mrs. Jennie Belle Lewis, aged 61 years died at the family home, 1710 east Tenth Street at 10 o'clock last night. Mrs. Lewis was a pioneer lady of this community, having come to Pueblo 34 years ago. She was the wife of W. T. Lewis, and mother of W. D. McKinney of this city and Mrs. Lucy M. Haines of San Antonio. Mrs. Lewis came to Pueblo from Texas. The illness which resulted in her last night had been of a duration of more than a year, but her suffering has been borne with Christian patience and fortitude. The funeral will take place from the residence next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment will be at Roselawn Burial Park under the direction of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

Lewis, Katherine Mills
Katherine Mills Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2000 - Katherine Mills Lewis, 74, a retired Psy Tech for the City and County of San Francisco, Calif., passed away May 7, 2000, at Minnequa Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Born June 6, 1925, in Pueblo. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and doing volunteer work with special children and senior citizens. "Doing for others was her motto." Survived by her sons, Latrell L. (Gloria) Lewis, El Sobrante, Calif., Angelo Lewis, Fairfield, Calif.; brother, Earl (Barbara) Mills Jr., Newberry, Calif., Thelma (Billy) Thorton, Pueblo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to include Lachell Lynn, Dominque and Melody Lewis, all of the Bay Area; also several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Earl Mills Sr., Ida Edwards Mills; husband, Carl Lewis Sr.; three sons, Carl Jr., Vernon and Jerry Lewis; two brothers, Robert Clark Mills, Donald Joe Mills; and a sister, Ruth Mills Green. Visitation, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Orval Miles officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1817 E. Abriendo.

Lewis, Larry J.
Larry J. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain & Star Journal - April 8, 1981 - Larry J. Lewis, 2602 Acero, died April 4. Survived by mother, grandmother, two sisters, one brother. T. G. McCarthy.

Lewis, Larry L.
Larry L. Lewis - Albuquerque Journal - November 22, 2003 - Larry L. Lewis passed away Nov 19, 2003. Born Nov 3, 1951 in Farmington NM to Edith and Delton Lewis, Larry was raised in Durango, CO and graduated from Trinidad Junior College with a music degree. He was a longtime resident of Albuquerque working construction, bartending and was a loss-prevention expert. He enjoyed singing and was a founder of NMGRA. Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by both parents; and brother ,Bobby E. Lewis. He is survived by brothers, Don Lewis and wife, Cordelia, Jimmy Lewis and wife, Jean; aunt, Alice (Snookie) Wilson of Knox City TX; 37 nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, Cindy George. Cremation has taken place his cremains will be interred in a private service in the family plot in Knox City, TX. The family wishes to extend a special "thank you" to Las Palmos Nursing Home, Zia Hospice and Dr. Tancik for their compassionate care during Mr. Lewis' long illness.

Lewis, Lawrence E. Jr.
Lawrence E. Lewis Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2005 - Lawrence E. Lewis Jr., 59, passed away Sept. 5, 2005. Survived by his wife, Pamela Lewis; children, Kitty Kiefer and Katie Lewis, all of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Anna Kiefer and Becca Kiefer. Larry was born Nov. 23, 1945, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a steel fabrication supervisor for BAAB Steel. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Thursday, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2002 E. Eighth St., with Pastor Bob Woody officiating.

Lewis, Lawrence Edward Sr.
Lawrence Edward Lewis Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 09, 2001 - Of Pueblo passed away March 7, 2001. Mr. Lewis was a U.S. veteran, having served in the European Theater. He is survived by his wife, Vivian F. Lewis; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence E. Lewis Jr. and Pamela J. Lewis; grandchildren, Kitty Kiefer and Katie Lewis; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Adriana Kiefer. He was preceded in death by daughter, Beverly Oshel. Graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, Imperial Memorial Cemetery.

Lewis, Llewellyn A.
Dr. Llewellyn A. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2000 - Dr. Llewellyn A. Lewis, 80, Aurora, formerly of Pueblo, died April 20, 2000, at his residence in Aurora. He was born Jan. 1, 1920, in Pueblo. He was a dentist, having practiced in Pueblo for over 35 years. Served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps Ñ Medical Corps. BA from the University of Colorado; BS from University of Southern Colorado, DDS degree from Northwestern University. Married to Bobbie Lou Cramer Lewis (deceased October 1987) and Helen Wattenberg Lewis. He was Past Potentate of Al Kaly Shrine, Pueblo, 1960 and was a member of Elks and Al Kaly Shrine, Pueblo. Survived by wife, Helen Lewis, Aurora; daughters, Barbara Eslinger, Pueblo, and Nancy Britt, Glenwood Springs, Colo.; son, Llewellyn A. Lewis Jr., St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Ryan, Eric and Lori Eslinger, Llewellyn Lewis III (Trae), Jason and Lauren Lewis and Brittney Britt; and great-grandchild, Caleb Lewis. Cremation. Service time will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to Pueblo Al Kaly Shrine or to the Crippled Children's Hospital, 635 W. Corona Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Lewis, Loretta Katherine
Loretta Katherine Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2003 - Loretta Katherine Lewis passed away March 31, 2003. She is preceded in death by her parents, George A. and Anna Niznick; and by her brother, Robert Niznick. She worked for many years for Montgomery Ward and later as a cashier at Sears & Roebuck until her retirement. She was a graduate of St. Patrick High in 1935, and was a volunteer for the preschoolers at the Shrine of St. Therese. Survived by her brother, Vincent (Irene) Niznick; aunt, Mary Niznick; cousins, Albert (Virginia) Niznick, Bernard Niznick, Gregory Niznick, Madalene (Steve) Vargo, Gilbert (Mary Lou) Niznick, Bette Gean Duncan, Sharon (Tom) Kearns; and a very dear friend, Rapunzel Fuller, along with many other dear friends and cousins. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Member, St. Patrick Church, where the funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. The family requests the omission of food and flowers and that any donations be made to St. Patrick Church. The casket will be closed at the church.

Lewis, Margaret Anna
Margaret Anna Lewis – Pueblo Chieftain – March 21, 1963 - Died March 20, 1963, Margaret Anna Lewis. Mother of Edward A. Wood, Pampa, TX, and Mrs. Lillie T. Tyson, Lincoln, CA. Services in charge of Florence Mortuary, Florence, Colo.

Lewis, Mary E.
Mary E. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2004 - Mary E. Lewis, 83, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 14, 2004. Born Oct. 20, 1920, in Sylacauga, Ala. Preceded in death by husband, Richard M. Lewis; son, Larry J. Lewis; grandson, Shane Lewis; and six siblings. Survived by children, Marion Robinson, Kenneth (Millie) Lewis, Pamela (Don) DiFatta; grandchildren, James Lewis, Heather Lewis, Mark Robinson, Nick Lewis, Joshua DiFatta, Dale Lewis; five great-grandchildren; siblings, William Ben (Sarah) Hickman, Willie Merle Burnett, Jeanette Langlois, Glenn (Betty) Hickman; also survived by numerous other relatives. On Dec. 25, 1943, Mary married Richard M. Lewis in Talladega, Ala. They were blessed with two sons and two daughters. Mary loved to make quilts and to spend time with her family. She loved to garden and work outside in the yard. Mary could make the best biscuits and gravy in the world. She was a past member of the Kings Ladies, NARVE No. 117-Rail Road Retiree Club, the Colorado Retiree Alliance, the Rail Road Retiree Political Action Group, and UTUPAC. Mary was a very proud Democrat. She also volunteered for many years with Dorcus. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow, Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels in memory of Mary Lewis through the funeral home.

Lewis, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain – April 3, 1997 - Mary Margaret "Bay" Lewis, passed away April 2, 1997.  Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lewis in 1989 and son Arthur W. Lewis in 1994.  Survived by her daughter, Ann (Jim) Luke, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Jennifer Luke, Venice, Calif.; Jaime Luke, Vail, Colo. Abigail Lewis, Jake Lewis and Sarajane Lewis all of Beaverton, Ore.  She is also survived by her sister, Helen Oreskovich; brothers, Matt and Joe, all of Pueblo.  Mary's grandchildren were the joy of her life and her legacy.  The family gives special thanks to Shelly Murphy, Wilma Luke, Dr. Vincente, Cheryl Borgstadt, Connie Vallero and the entire nursing staff at St. Mary-Corwin Regional Medical Center for the excellent care extended to Mrs. Lewis.  Funeral mass, Friday 11 a.m., St. Patrick Church.  Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum.

Lewis, Ralph S.
Ralph S. Lewis – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – January 24, 1913 – Ralph S. Lewis, pioneer resident of Las Animas County died at his home in Trinidad after a short illness. He was formerly a wealthy sheep man.

Lewis, Raymond
Raymond Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2003 - Raymond Lewis, 71, of Rocky Ford, died Jan. 25, 2003, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta. Raymond was born Feb. 14, 1931, at Pocahontas, Ark., to Harry and Mary Lewis. Raymond graduated from Rocky Ford High School in 1951. He served a brief tour in the U.S. Air Force receiving a medical discharge. He was united in marriage to Maxine Spidle Lewis on Dec. 27, 1953, in Excelsior, Mo. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford. He worked for Donk's T.V. and Appliance business from 1952 until 1977 when he purchased the business and changed the name to Lewis Furniture Inc. He is survived by his wife, Maxine of Rocky Ford; three children, Dennis Lewis of Boulder, Colo., Gail (Jacob) Thompson of Rocky Ford, and Brian (Susan) Lewis of Rocky Ford; three sisters, Mildred Dykes of Colorado Springs, Colo., Glonda (George) Hix of Estes Park, Colo., Lucille (Clint) Hickman of Pueblo; two brothers, Floyd (Joyce) Lewis of Grants Pass, Ore., and Luther (Teri) Lewis of Longmont, Colo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy, in 1978; and his parents. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Rocky Ford at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, Rev. Rusty Butler of the First United Methodist Church and Father John Farley of St. Peter's Catholic Church will officiate. Casket bearers will be Dennis Lewis, Brian Lewis, Jacob Thompson, Luther Lewis, Steve Vigil and Dennis Tabor. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Rocky Ford. Visitation at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Raymond Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the State Bank in Rocky Ford to be presented annually to a graduating senior of RFHS pursuing a business degree.

Lewis, Reva W.
Reva Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2002 - Reva Lewis, Sept. 25, 1914-April 14, 2002. Survived by sister, Leora Bliss of Auburn, Ala.; and brother, Roderick Bentley of Shields, Kan. Also survived by her children, Rhoda (Mike) Anderson, Timothy Lewis, Thomas (Lillian) Lewis, Elizabeth (John) Clement and David Lewis; eight grandchildren, Eli (Renee) Massey, Ruby Massey, Daniel Massey, Jeremiah Lewis, Jonathan Lewis, Jennifer (Thai) Dabney, Benjamin Clement and Meghan Clement; and seven great-grandchildren, Troy Massey, Raeann Archuleta, Jonathan Massey, Kaylene Archuleta, Isaac Massey, Spencer Massey and Owen Massey. Reva was a passionate servant of the Lord and her faith inspired all who knew her as well as many a passerby. She served the church in numerous capacities over 30 years as pianist, organist, Sabbath School leader and caroling director, to name a few. She was a classical musician and instructed many students in piano lessons and music theory over the years. Reva also enjoyed gardening and cultivating specialty flowers with a passion for roses, particularly the white John F. Kennedy variety. A fiercely independent individual, she was known to use public transportation well into her eighties. Memorial service, 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Pueblo First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal Ave. In lieu of flowers, food or gifts, the family suggests donations be made to the Hope Christian Radio Station Fund at the church or to simply do something especially nice for someone you love.

Lewis, Robert (Infant of)
Infant Lewis - Aspen Democrat - December 1, 1909 - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis was smothered to death in bed last night, by her mother who accidentally rolled on the child. The baby was found dead when the parents arose this morning. Mrs. Lewis is prostrated over the accident. She states that she remembers at one time during the night she awoke and found the child under her but did not discover, however, that it was dead unto this morning.

Lewis, Robert E.
Robert E. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2003 - Robert E. Lewis went to be with the Lord on Jan. 5, 2003. He was born on Nov. 2, 1931, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Vera (Bollinger) Lewis; daughter, Debra (Kurt) Muckel; son, Edward Lewis, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kent (Alison) Muckel, Kelly Muckel, Andrew (Stephanie) Lewis, Casey Lewis and Daniel Lewis; great-granddaughter, Taylor Muckel; brother, John Lewis; aunt, Eleanor (Arthur) Molello; and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth (Beeson) Lewis; and sisters, Martha Arledge and Evelyn Nantes. Robert retired as captain from the city of Pueblo Fire Department in February of 1982. He was a talented carpenter, designing and constructing many homes in his lifetime. Robert was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved fishing and hiking to the high lakes above Westcliffe. He enjoyed golfing, square dancing and hiking both in Colorado and in Arizona where Vera and he spent the winter months. He served on the Sangre de Cristo Electrical Board and on many church committees in Westcliffe. Robert was a friend to many and reached out to help everyone. Memorial service will be held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m., Jan 9, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ecumenical Church, the Community United Methodist Church of Westcliffe or the charity of choice. Family and friends will be received at the Imperial reception hall following the services.

Lewis, Robert Jr.
Robert Lewis Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2003 - Robert Lewis Jr. passed away Dec. 24, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lewis Sr. and Mary Lewis. Survived by his loving wife, Donna Lewis; children, Bobby (Nikki) Lewis, Greeley, Andrea Lewis, Berkley, Calif.; stepsons, Mike and Matt Klamm, Pueblo; three grandchildren, Brody Lewis, Kiley Lewis, Bayler Lewis, all of Greeley. Also survived by his first wife, Susan Lewis of Loveland. Robert was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Pueblo Calf Roping Club, Rye Colorado City Saddle Club and The Southern Colorado Horseman's Association. Robert retired from DCB Construction in Denver. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, both at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at the Pigg Family Ranch. The family respectfully request no omissions. Greeley Tribune - December 31, 2003 - Robert Lewis Jr., 65, of Pueblo died Wednesday, Dec. 24, at his home in Pueblo. Mr. Lewis was born Feb. 22, 1938. Mr. Lewis retired from DCB Construction in Denver. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Pueblo Calf Roping Club, Rye Colorado City Saddle Club and The Southern Colorado Horseman's Association. Survivors are his wife, Donna Lewis; a daughter, Andrea Lewis of Berkeley, Calif.; a son, Bobby Lewis and wife Nikki of Greeley; two stepsons, Mike and Matt Klamm of Pueblo; three grandchildren; and his first wife, Susan Lewis of Loveland. His parents, Robert Lewis Sr. and Mary Lewis, are deceased. Funeral services were Monday at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel in Pueblo. Interment was in the Pigg Family Ranch. T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo was in charge of arrangements.

Lewis, Robert Leo
Robert Leo Lewis - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 27, 1917 - Robert Leo Lewis, 19, found dead on the Santa Fe right of way after two engines and eight cars had passed over his body, was killed by a bolt of lightning, a jury summoned by Coroner Ray Taylor, declared at the inquest at Pueblo.

Lewis, Thomas Addison
Thomas Addison Lewis – Bayfield Blade – February 18, 1916 – The death of Thomas Addison Lewis of Pueblo occurred at Hollywood, Cal., a suburb of Los Angeles.

Lewis, Vera V.
Vera V. Lewis - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 2006 - Vera V. Lewis, 75, was taken into the arms of the Lord on June 24, 2006. She was born in Quinter, Kan., on July 12, 1930. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert. They shared a wonderful life for nearly 55 years. She is survived by daughter, Debra (Kurt) Muckel; son, Ed Lewis; grandchildren, Kent (Alison) Muckel, Kelly Muckel, Andrew (Stephanie) Lewis, Casey Lewis, Daniel Lewis; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Kyle Muckel, Sydney and Colby Lewis; sister, Velvyn Henderson; brother, Vernon Bollinger, preceded her in death. Vera was an accomplished artist, a serious but fun loving golfer, an advanced square dancer and a talented organist. She enjoyed knitting and sewing especially for her four great-grandchildren. Vera was active in the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. She spent her winters in Arizona, lived in Westcliffe for several years, and was a longtime resident of Pueblo. Vera made friends easily and her sweet smile will be missed. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006, Wesley United Methodist Church. Private family inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to her team from the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Lewis, Wesley
Wesley Lewis – Pueblo Chieftain – November 23, 1917 – Died, Wesley Lewis, age 52 years, yesterday morning.

Lewis, William
William Lewis – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: William Lewis is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. William Lewis: American, single. He was a superintendent for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. One newspaper article lists him as F. M. Lewis. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Ley, Eugene B.
Dr. Eugene B. Ley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1999 - Dr. Eugene B. Ley, 85, of Canon City died March 11, 1999, in Florence, Colo. He is survived by children, Mary Beth (Dr. Gary) Ritchie of Canon City, Kaley Tabar Rose of Beulah, Colo., Barbara (Bill) Summers of Canon City, Eugene B.(Darlene) Ley of Pueblo, Dr. Donald T. (Debi) Ley of Canon City, Dr. James W.(Jan) Ley of Haxton, Colo. Patricia (Wayne) Selby of Nokomis, Fla., Dr. William B. (Jann) Ley of Blacksburg, Va., Dr. Michael E. (Kathy) Ley of Aurora, Colo., and Thomas W. (Susi) Ley of Westcliffe, Colo. Also survived by34 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a brother, Frank (Alberta) Ley of Perry, Okla. Predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Marie B. Tabar in 1987,three grandchildren, one brother and one sister. He was raised and attended local schools in Perry, Okla., then attended undergraduate and medical school at the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1938. He then completed his internship at the University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, and a general surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., where he met and married his wife. Served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. At war's end they moved to Pueblo where he began his practice in general surgery, moving to Canon City in 1969 where he practiced until retiring in 1980. He enjoyed breeding, training and racing greyhounds, thoroughbred horses and Appaloosa horses. He was an avid hunter, skier, enjoyed outdoor activities and being with his family. Cremation, Wilson-Andrews Crematory with memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Canon City. A private family interment of cremated remains will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Manor Memorial Fund, 600 W. Third, Florence, Colo. 81226- St. Thomas More Hospital Memorial Fund, 1337 Phay, Canon City, Colo. 81212 or St. Michael's Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 611 N. 11th, Canon City, Colo. 81212.

Leyba, Alando Henry
Alando Henry Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - May 3, 1987 - Alando Henry Leyba, 1316 Lakeview, Apt. 108, departed this life April 29, 1987, as a result of an automobile accident. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Special Olympics c/o Pueblo County Board for the Developmentally Disabled, 627 Brown St.

Leyba, August
August Leyba - Huerfano World - April 1, 1993 - August "Corky" Leyba, 79, died in Huerfano County Medical Center Mar. 29, 1993 following a brief illness. Born Oct. 19, 1913, in Trinidad, he came to Walsenburg as a young man and worked in several of the area coal mines. He entered the US Navy in January, 1944 during World War II and was discharged in November, 1945. When he returned to Walsenburg he was a self-employed mechanic and plumber for several years before he started driving trucks for the Huerfano County Road & Bridge Department. He retired from the county in 1978. Mr. Leyba was a member of VFW Post #2643 and St. Mary Church. Survivors include his children, Ralph Leyba, Colorado Springs, Elena Manuel, Gatesville, TX, and Martha Manzanares, Walsenburg; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Friday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in North St. Mary Cemetery with military honors by the VFW Post. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leyba, Bruno E.
Bruno E. Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2003 - Bruno E. Leyba, born Feb. 13, 1915, resident of Pueblo, passed away in his home. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emily; two children, Frances (Ponchee) and Tony; brothers, Ross and Bruno Leyba; and half-brothers, Phil and Felix Leyba. He is survived by his sons, Herman (Shirley) Leyba and Pete Leyba; daughter, Theresa (Adolph) Esquibel of La Junta; stepdaughter, Lillian Zamora; his first wife, Madeline Leyba; grandchildren, John (Laurie) Leyba, Emily (Jose) Guerrero, Nick (Barbara) Leyba, Cindy (Ben) Leyba-Baca, Adolph Jr., Marie, Steve, Tony, Sandra Esquibel, Joann (Albert) Montoya, Sarah (Paul) Rudnicki, Nancy (George) Hernandez, Eddie (Janice) Martinez, Michelle Medina, Michael Leyba and Jennifer Leyba. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Anne Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Leyba, George
George Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - July 14, 1998 - George Leyba, 48, passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 1998. George was a steel worker and a proud member of Local 2102. A 1968 graduate of South High School, he served in the U.S. Marines Corps. He enjoyed camping, fishing and deer hunting. Preceded in death by his father, Joe Leon Leyba, in 1972- brother, Leonard Joseph Leyba, in 1983- and his wife, Bonnie Lovato Leyba, in 1997. Survived by his mother, Doris Leyba- two daughters, Lisa Montour, Pueblo, and Renee Riera, Colorado Springs- siblings, Leona (Bill) Fernandez, Jack (Louise) Leyba, Roger (Beth) Leyba and Gary (Josette) Leyba, all of Pueblo- four grandchildren- several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins- and other relatives and friends. Visitation, noon until 8 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Father Ron Roche, celebrant. Both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the Mediterranean Room following the burial rites and 2126 Driftwood Lane.

Leyba, John B.
John B. Leyba - Modesto Bee - February 9, 2005 - Modesto, CA - John B. Leyba, Nov. 16, 1921 — Feb. 6, 2005 - John B. Leyba, 83, of Tracy died Sunday at his home. Mr. Leyba was a native of Trinidad, Colo., and lived in Tracy eight years. He was a warehouse worker at Macy's for 20 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 860, BPOE in South San Francisco and American Legion in Denver. He was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church. He served in the Navy from World War II to the Vietnam War. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and visiting Lake Tahoe, Reno and Las Vegas. He is survived by his wife, Ruth O. Leyba of Tracy; children, John Leyba of Boise, Idaho, Patricia Summers and Benita Ohler, both of Tracy, and Christina Stephan of Dublin; brothers, Felix Leyba of Denver and Frank Leyba of Apple Valley; sister, Margaret Balidzon of Lancaster; and 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fry Memorial Chapel, with the rosary at 7. A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, followed by burial at Tracy Public Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks, Suite 110, Sacramento 95833.

Leyba, Raymond Stephen
Raymond Stephen Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2000 - Raymond Stephen Leyba, 51, of Pueblo, passed away June 17, 2000. Born Oct. 24, 1948, in Florence, Colo. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Mary Leyba. Survived by daughters, Raenelle Irene Leyba, Peoria, Ariz., Ronda Rene (Peter) De La Cerda, Alamosa, Annette Louise Leyba, Glendale Ariz., and Bernadette Marie Leyba, Glendale, Ariz., son, Jonathan Ray Leyba, Pueblo; sister, Eileen Kowalczyk; sister-in law, Mary Ann Leyba, Montana; uncle, Don (Thelma) Gonzales; aunts, Sue Gonzales and Lou (Inez) Jiminez; grandchildren, Savannah, Isaiah, Skylar and Elijah. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Praise Assembly of God Church, Pastor Bobby Wilson, officiant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly of God Church Hall following the interment.

Leyba, Theresa A.
Theresa A. Leyba - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2000 - Theresa A. Leyba, 49, of Pueblo, passed away June 17, 2000. Born Oct. 11, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by brother, Bonefacio Vigil Jr. Survived by daughters, Raenelle Irene Leyba, Peoria. Ariz., Ronda Rene (Peter) De La Cerda, Alamosa, Annette Louise Leyba, Glendale, Ariz., and Bernadette Marie Leyba, Glendale, Ariz.; son, Jonathan Ray Leyba, Pueblo; parents, Bonefacio A. Irene Vigil, Pueblo; brothers, Benito (Virginia) Vigil, David (Judy) Vigil, Praxie (MaryAnn) Vigil, Tom (Denise) Vigil, Adolph (Diane) Vigil, Charlie Vigil and Danny (Patti Jo) Vigil, all of Pueblo; sisters, Trinnie (Albert) Cordova, Celia (Arthur) Vigil, Isabel (Don) Villegas, Katie (Darrell) Contreras, Juanita (Rick) Gonzales and Carmen (Rick) Avalos, all sisters live in Pueblo, except Celia whom lives in Denver; and grandchildren, Savannah, Isaiah, Skylar, and Elijah. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Memorial prayer service, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Praise Assembly of God Church, Pastor Bobby Wilson, officiant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Praise Assembly of God Church Hall following the interment.

Leyden, Leo T.
Leo T. Leyden - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 5, 1918 - When the cable message came telling of the death of Leo T. Leyden in France, the first Denver boy to be killed in action, his father lay at death's door and arrangements were being completed for the funeral of the wife of his brother, James T. Leyden.

Leyendecker, Ernest C.
Ernest C. Leyendecker - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 27, 2007 - Ernest C. Leyendecker, 77, passed away on July 23, 2007 in Pueblo, CO. Born in Laredo Texas in 1929, he started his career in education after graduating from the University of Texas. He taught in Pearsall, Texas and Eagle, Colorado. He taught at Air Academy School district where he met his wife, Jeanne Garvey. Later they went to Kawajelin Island in the South Pacific and both of them taught there for 2 years. After returning to Colorado Springs, he taught in both Widefield and Air Academy School Districts and retired after 14 years from Air Academy School District. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Garvey, his parents, John Z. and Elizabeth Leyendecker and a brother, John Z. He is survived by his daughter, Lenora (Eric) Nelson, three granddaughters, Rita, Allison and Emily. Also a sister, Carrie Lee Young and a brother, David, both of Laredo, and by nieces and nephews. Ernest enjoyed people and travel. He was an avid reader and competitive Scrabble player----loved by all who knew him. He lived and enjoyed a full life and touched many lives, both students and adults in a positive manner. Arrangements are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 28 at St. Patrick Church, 6455 Brookpark Dr., Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity.

Leyva, Arthur M.
Arthur M. Leyva - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2002 - Arthur M. Leyva, 52, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 14, 2002. Born Oct. 28, 2002, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Angelica Leyva; sister, Georgia Chavez. Survived by brothers, Richard (Kathleen) Leyva, Charles (Marsha) Leyva and David (Veronica) Leyva; sister, Evelyn (Don) Malan; numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews; goddaughter, Angela Leyva. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, at Holy Family Church. Cremation has taken place.

Leyva, Charles R. Sr.
Charles R. Leyva Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2002 - Charles R. Leyva Sr., 56, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord. Dec. 20, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Angelica Leyva; sister, Georgia Chavez; brother, Arthur Leyva. Survived by his wife, Marsha Leyva, of the family home; daughter, Debra (Gary) Boman and Angela Leyva; son, Charles R. Leyva Jr.; brothers, Richard (Cassie) Leyva and David (Veronica) Leyva; sister, Evelyn (Don) Malan; grandchildren, Brynden, Killian, Micael, Kameron, and Chloe; godchildren, Jacqueline and David; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church., Rev. Msgr. Ervin Schmitt, celebrant. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Leyva, Joe
Joe Leyva – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Joe Leyva is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Joe Leyva: Mexican, age 16. He was a “trapper” for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Leyva, Victor
Victor Leyva - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1986 - Victor Leyva, Nov. 23, 1986. Husband of Sylvia Leyva. Father of Patricia (Richard) Gonzales, Pueblo; Phillip (Catherine) Leyva, Westminster; Paul (Stephanie) Leyva, Morrison; and Robert (Bonnie) Leyva, Pueblo. Son of Atanacio Leyva, Pueblo. Grandfather of Kevin Gonzales, Scott, Adrian, Nicole, Doug, Sean, and Alex Leyva. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Ysidra Leyva, April 30, 1967; a sister, Vicenta Romero, March 20, 1977; and three brothers, Steve Leyva, June 16, 1976; Manual Leyva, April 12, 1980; and Charles Leyva, Feb. 4, 1938. He graduated from Central High School in 1941, and then served in the Army Air Force, June 25, 1941, to March 15, 1945. He retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. seamless tube mill as a rolling mill operator. Member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 39. Services, Our Lady of the Assumption Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Tuesday; rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn, with graveside rites by Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Lezeni, Dominic
Dominic Lezeni - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: A disaster in the old Sunshine mine claimed the lives of William Moran, Archie Miller, Natale Nizzi, Natale Ore, James Teeters, Pete Divisio, S. Lobana and Dominic Lezeni.

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