The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Lucey, Lois J.
Lois J. Mowry Lucey - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - Lois J. Mowry Lucey 74, died Oct. 23, 2001, at IHS in Pueblo, Colo., following a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by parents, Charles and Helen (Barnard) Mowry; and brother, Robert Mowry. Born July 9, 1927, in Pueblo. She is survived by her husband, Bernard Lucey; children, Barbara, David, Thomas and his wife, Judy; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Lois was retired from the Diocese of Pueblo after 21 years of service. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to VIDA program of Alamosa through the funeral home office.

Luchino, Mary
Mary Luchino - Huerfano World - January 11, 1990 - Mary Luchino, 85, of Pueblo, died Jan. 6, 1990. Born and reared in the Huerfano County area, she had lived the last 39 years in Pueblo. She is survived by three sons, John Gonacha, Boulder; Frank Gonacha and Carl Gonacha, Pueblo; one daughter, June Cottingham, Pueblo; two brothers, Martin Matkovich, Canon City and Joseph Matkovich, Grand Junction; three sisters, Ann Masco, Walsenburg, Carolyn Braswell, Salida and Elizabeth Matkovich, Pueblo; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Lucier, Arthur J.
Arthur J. Lucier - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2004 - Arthur J. Lucier, of Pueblo, was called home by the Lord, Nov. 27, 2004. Survived by wife, Lynne; children, Nicole Lucier (Jason Gonzales), Julie Lucier, Doug (Lizz) Tackett, Renee (Mike) Hodge, David Tackett, Jodie Tackett (Kenric Collins), T.J. Tackett (Eveliina Junttila), and Deidre Tackett. Grandchildren; Brayden, Daniel, Lillie, Brenden, Lorna, Sean, Alexandrea, Joseph, and Kayla. A memorial service 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, 2004 at Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 W. Northern with Rev. Dale Schmidt officiating. A reception will follow at the church for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Fellowship of the Rockies in Art's name.

Lucus, Jewel Mary
Jewel Mary Lucus - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 1986 - Jewel Mary Lucus, 76, formerly of Pueblo and Colorado Springs, died Jan. 25, 1986, in Fowler. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo.

Lucy, Mathea Lorentzen
Mathea Lorentzen Lucy - Colorado Spring Gazette - June 15, 1993 - Mathea Lorentzen Lucy, 109, died June 9, 1993, in Edmond, Okla. She was the owner and manager of apartment buildings in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Private graveside services are scheduled Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery. Evergreen Funeral Home, Fountain and Union boulevards, is handling arrangements. Mrs. Lucy was born March 4, 1884, in Vikna, Norway, to Christian and Mathilde (Johans) Lorentzen. She had lived in the area since 1917. Mrs. Lucy was married March 7, 1907, in Bowbells, N.D., to Michael Lucy, who is deceased. She is survived by children two sons, M. Kenneth and Dick; two daughters, Ileen Brice and Leola McIntyre; a sister, Hulda Good of Creston, British Columbia; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the giver's choice.

Ludeman, Lois E.
Lois E. Ludeman - Pueblo Star-Journal - March 21, 1976 - Lois E. Ludeman, March 18, 1976, at a local nursing home after a long illness. Wife of Rudy Ludeman of the family home, 2221 S. Prairie, Space 16, where the family may be contacted. Mother of Barton L. Ludeman, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Shirley Ann Fortune, Chillicothe, Ill. Grandmother of Jaylene and Steven Fortune, both of Chillicothe. Sister of Mrs. Opal Becher, Pueblo, and Mrs. Fleata Cadwell, San Diego, Calif. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Daughters of the Nile. Born March 27, 1905, in Broken Arrow, Okla. Pueblo resident for 60 years. Mr. and Mrs. Ludeman were married August 15, 1927. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. William G. Cooper officiating. To Roselawn. Those who desire may contribute directly to the American Cancer Society, 206 N. Main, 81003. Pueblo Star-Journal - March 22, 1976 - Lois E. Ludeman - Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Davis Chapel. To Roselawn. Those who desire may contribute directly to the American Cancer Society, 206 N. Main, 81003.

Ludlow, Charlotte
Charlotte Ludlow - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2004 - Charlotte Ludlow made her transition on March 8, 2004 at Phoenix, Ariz. A Pueblo resident since 1922. She was born in Portland Oregon on April 23, 1914. She is survived by her children, Jack (Margie) Ludlow, Manitou Springs and Cherie (Bill) Chapparo of Phoenix, Ariz. Also five grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother, Hattie Sullivan and her father, Philip Sullivan, brothers Orville and Clifford Sullivan and sister Velma Gordon. She retired from Colorado State Hospital and Sears Midtown after 21 years of service in 1984. She was a volunteer at Parkview Hospital and Cooperative Care after retirement. She was a member of Divine Science Church. Cremation by her request. Celebration of life at Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt, on April 23, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends after services in Church Hall. Please omit flowers and food. Those who wish may make contributions to Pueblo County Heart Fund or Diabetes Association.

Ludvik, Louis
Louis Ludvik - Huerfano World - April 18, 2002 - Louis Ludvik, 77, of Littleton, died Thursday, April 11, 2002. He was the owner/operator of Metro Bus Inc. and a former Walsenburg resident. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ludvik; daughter, Sharon (John) Stehr; grandchildren, Nicole and Evan Stehr; step-children, Cathy Vagher, Connie Heinrich, Charles Baker and Peggy Quintana; 11 step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren, all of Denver. He also is survived by three brothers, Jim, Walsenburg, Carl, Durango, MX, and Richard, Denver; and two sisters, Lorraine, Garden Grove, CA, and Martha, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. Interment, Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Memorial donations to Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite 500, Denver, 80203.

Ludwig, Aileen R.
Aileen R. Ludwig - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2002 - Aileen R. Ludwig, 76, passed away Oct. 11, 2002. Survived by her husband, Norman E. “Bud” Ludwig of the family home; children, Larry (Mary Jane) Ludwig of Blue Springs, Mo., Laraine J. Ludwig, Thomas R. (Cris) Ludwig and Wayne E. (Cindy) Ludwig, all of Pueblo; brother, Russell K. (Vonna Beth) Darr of Pueblo; half-sister, Cheryl Rose Robertson of Rangely, Colo.; brother-in-law, Bill L. (Jean) Ludwig of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Carol L. (Richard) Epperson of Longmont, Colo.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Aileen was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Colorado Springs but was a lifetime Pueblo resident. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court streets, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to the Diabetes Foundation or to Multiple Sclerosis through the funeral home.

Ludwig, Frank
Frank Ludwig - Huerfano World - July 20, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1902: Thomas Sumski was killed in the Robinson mine by a rock fall and Frank Ludwig was killed at Midway. [Editor's Note: Frank Ludwig died July 21, 1902. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, July 24, 1902, Page 1.]

Ludwig, Norma E.
Norma E. Ludwig - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1997 - Norma E. Ludwig (nee Ruspini), 92, passed away June 26, 1997. Survived by her children, Bill (Jean) Ludwig, Norman ``Bud" (Aileen) Ludwig, both of Pueblo, and Carol (Richard) Epperson of Longmont- sister-in-law, Dorothy Ruspini of Pueblo- grandchildren, Susie (Bob) Seymour of Morgan Hills, Calif., Harvey (Patty) Hiler of San Jose, Calif., Jeanne (Lenny) Salisbury, Gary (Karen) Epperson, Bud (Melissa) Epperson, Richard (JoAnne) Epperson, Cindy (Mark) Wienski, all of Longmont, Larry (Mary Jane) Ludwig of Blue Springs, Mo., Laraine Ludwig, Thomas Ludwig, Wayne (Cindy) Ludwig, Richard (Barbara) Ludwig, Rusty (Carole) Ludwig, James (Teresa) Ludwig and John Ludwig, all of Pueblo- 38 great- grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Ludwig- daughter and son-in- law, Maycie and Ed Hiler- four sisters and two brothers. Born on Nov. 28, 1904, in Pueblo. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation. will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 1997, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th Street, with the Rev. Deborah Kehle officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Ludwig, William Louis Jr.
William Louis Ludwig Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2005 - "Rusty" William Louis Ludwig Jr., 55, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away July 18, 2005. Born Aug. 21, 1949, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his loving wife, Carole; sons, Adam, Ryan (Laura), Andy (Lacy), Zach (Jesse); grandsons, Garett and Gage; also survived by his parents, Bill and Jean Ludwig; his brothers; and extended family and friends. Rusty was a great man who never compromised and was an example of how to live a full and complete life. Rusty was a master of all trades and enjoyed spending his days with his grandchildren, fixing heavy-duty equipment and talking politics and psychology. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed. At his request, he will be cremated. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Suite 418, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Ludwig, William Louis Sr.
William Louis "Bill" Ludwig Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2005 - William Louis "Bill" Ludwig Sr. Born Oct. 31, 1924, entered eternal life Aug. 17, 2005, from complications of Alzheimer's. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Norma (Ruspini) Ludwig; his son, William (Rusty) Ludwig; and sister, Maycie (Ed) Hiler. Survived by his wife, Jean. They celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 19, 2005. Also survived by three sons, Rick (Barbara), James (Teresa), John; daughter-in-law, Carole (Rusty) Ludwig; grandchildren, Adam, Robert, Ryan, Andy, Zack, Laura, Susan, Michael, Eric and Shanell Ludwig, Chris Saine and Melissa Richardson; seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Carol (Richard) Epperson; brother, Norman "Bud" Ludwig; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Pueblo Kiwanis Club, ACBL bridge club and BPOE No. 90. He was a realtor of the year in 1986. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1943 and was a member of their first wrestling team. Bill served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII, and was in the 1st Army occupation in Japan. He enjoyed golf, big family reunions and he and his wife enjoyed playing duplicate bridge for many years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Pet Animal Project through the funeral home.

Luera, James
James Luera - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - James Luera, 78, died at his home Feb. 22, 1986. Services, St. Peter Catholic Church: Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24; Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25. Burial, Rocky Ford Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Ustick-Donelson Funeral Home. The casket will not be open at the church.

Luginbill, Beatrice M.
Beatrice M. Luginbill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998 - Beatrice M. Luginbill, 82, of La Junta, died Oct. 26, 1998, in La Junta. s, 2 p.m. today, at the United Methodist Church with Reverends Claire and Gary Zilm, officiating. Survived by a son, John (Rosemary) Luginbill of Walsenburg- daughters, Karen Fishkin of La Junta and Nancy Luginbill of Denver- sisters, Ramona Bradshaw of Fowler and Audry (Kent) Kiker of Amarillo, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, Sixth and San Juan Ave., La Junta, Colo., 81050 direct or through the funeral home.

Lujan, Anita M.
Anita M. Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 1999 - Anita M. Lujan, 44, passed away Feb. 16, 1999. Survived by her son, Sam (Valerie) Lujan Jr.- special friend and companion, Eddie Montanez- grandchildren, Ashton Lujan and Sammy Lujan III- goddaughter, Alisa Archuleta- mother, Eva Martinez- and brothers and sisters, Evelyn (Ed) Zapata and Gerry (Sergio) Molina, both of California, John (Eppie) Martinez Jr., Bernice Carrell, Donald Martinez, Vickie Sena, Tommy (Christine) Martinez, Rebecca (Ray) Quintana and Lori (Perry) Archuleta, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her father, John Martinez Sr. Anita was a loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The family may be contacted at 2304 Newcastle.

Lujan, Antonio E.
Antonio E. “Tony” Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2002 - Antonio E. “Tony” Lujan, 70, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 8, 2002. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Agapita Lujan; brother, Jesse Lujan; and sister, Josie Sing. Survived by his son, Jesse Lujan; sister, Antoinette Lujan; special friend, Ursula Sandoval; brothers, Lawrence (Epi) Lujan, Nestor (Jennie) Lujan and James (Peggy) Lujan; sisters, Amada (Nick) Duran and Clara Lopez; and several nieces and nephews. Rosary, 6 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Ft. Logan Cemetery.

Lujan, Bonnie B.
Bonnie B. Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 2006 - Bonnie B. Lujan, 81, departed this life Feb. 14, 2006. Born Jan. 25, 1925, in Trinidad, Colo., to Leandro and Margarite Trujillo Lujan. Bonnie enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1942 when he was 17 years old and served in the 9th Air Force. He worked as an airplane mechanic and crew chief in the 317th Air Service Group while it was flying over the English Channel into France, supporting American Troops. He also served occupation duty in Germany after the war ended, mustering out as a master sergeant and personnel clerk. He received the Jubilee of Liberty Medal from the French government in 1994 on the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. In March 2000, Bonnie was one of over 140 World War II American heroes from the surrounding Pueblo area receiving the prestigious Jubilee of Liberty Medal from Congressman Scott McInnnis in recognition of the D-Day Freedom Fighters, Courage, Sacrifice and Commitment to rid the world of tyranny and hatred. Bonnie worked 48 years at the CF&I Steel Mill retiring as a lead man and raised 12 children with his wife, Anita. Preceded in death by his parents, Leandro and Margarite Lujan; brother, Adam Lujan. He leaves to cherish his life, his beloved wife, Anita "Anna" Rivas Lujan; children, Aileen Jacobson, Cynthia (William) Bernal, Stanley (Amy) Lujan, Geneva (Luis) Salas, Sidney (Lynn) Lujan, Jeffrey Lujan, Rodger Lujan, Jim Gonzales, Arnold Gonzales, Donna (Cornelious) Kelleher, Gerald (Irene) Hand and Mona Romero; siblings, Joe (Julia) Lujan, Marie Lujan, Ercilia (Alex) Gutierrez, Laura (Jess) Salazar and Leroy Lujan; 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Holy Family Catholic Church. The family will greet visitors at the services. Reception to follow in the church.

Lujan, Eluid L.
Eluid L. Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2004 - Eluid L. Lujan, 57, passed away Nov. 26, 2004. Born Nov. 11, 1947, in Lobatos, Colo., to George and Eloisa Lujan. Preceded in death by his father, George Sr. He is survived by his mother, Eloisa; and by his children, Sean, Ceasar, Eluid Jr., Tanya, Leonard, Dion; and grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Arthur, Erdwin (Flora), Noel, George (Lou), Priscilla (Jose) Hernandez, Dorothy Segura, Norma, Berna, and Ermalinda (Abel); uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Eluid was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and musician. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, noon Monday; both services at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Francis Hall after Interment. Prior to services, family will receive friends and family at 2431 California St.

Lujan, Emily Adelicia
Emily Adelicia Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2003 - Emily Adelicia Lujan A wonderful reunion is being held in Heaven today. Emily Adelicia Lujan, who passed away on the twenty-second day of August 2003, is with her loved ones in the presence of her Dios Lindo. Emily was born in Guadalupita, N. M., on Oct. 9, 1924. She was reared in Las Vegas, N.M., and was a Pueblo resident for the past 48 years. Emily was preceded in death by her parents, Emilio and Eufemia Duran; and by the love of her life and husband of 53 years, Herman Lujan. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Julio, Ruben and Luis Duran; sisters, Cleo Coca, Martha Herrera and Alice Vigil. Emily is survived by her children, Herman T. (Irma) Lujan, Jeanette (Emilio) Trujillo, Steven (Valerie) Lujan, all of Pueblo, Colo., Kathy (Karl) Bolte of Denver, Colo., Samuel (Sharon) Lujan of Albuquerque, N.M., and Anthony (Grace) Lujan of Las Vegas, N.M.; her sister-in-law, Rose Quintana of Espanola, N.M. Emily was a member of Cathedral of The Sacred Heart Parish. For many years she delighted in her duties as a member of The Altar Society. She also took great pleasure in visiting members of the parish who were ill and had become homebound. Emily was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren loved to visit her. Grandma Emily's pantry always held wonderful treats and she was always ready to listen to their adventures. She enjoyed these treasured visits from her 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her gentle touch and warm smile will be greatly missed. Vigil service, 5 p.m. today, and funeral Mass 1:30 p.m. Monday; both services at Cathedral of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Roger P. Dorcy, celebrant. Interment beside her beloved husband at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Lujan, Florence
Florence Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2002 - Florence Lujan, 67, of Pueblo, passed away May 15, 2002. Born Feb. 12, 1935, in Walsenburg, Colo., to Isaias and Elvira Vigil, who preceded her in death. Survived by her husband, Lee Roy F. Lujan, Pueblo; son, Blane (Terri) Lujan, Pueblo West; daughters, Sharon (Robert) Lujan-Knisely, Bailey, Colo., Brenda Lujan, Denver, and Vanette (John) Laurence, Erie, Colo.; brothers, Cassie (Nan) Vigil and Berman (Ann) Vigil; sisters, Annabelle (Bob) Apodaca, Mary Dorothy Trujillo, Mary Frances (Bob) Solano and Dorothy (Frank) Portillos Alcon; and grandchildren, Jennifer Lujan, Blane A. Lujan, Bryan Knisely and Danielle Knisely. Florence enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening and time with family and grandchildren. Viewing will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Holy Family Hall after interment.

Lujan, Herman Jose
Herman Jose Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 12, 1998 - Herman Jose Lujan, 74, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 10, 1998. A Pueblo resident for the past 45 years, Mr. Lujan was born Feb. 5, 1924, in Cannon de Manuelitas, N.M. He graduated from the New Mexico School system and also Camp Luna Vocational School where he received his electrical certification. He served in the U.S. Army in France during World War II and was a lifetime member of the DAV. He was active in his church and supported the various church festivals with his time and talent. Mr. Lujan retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1977. Preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and Merenciana Lujan- stepmother, Donilia Lujan- brothers, Sam, Leo and Lorenzo Lujan- a sister, Socorro Sandoval- and special friend, Charles McDaniel. Mr. Lujan is survived by his best friend and beloved wife, Emily Duran Lujan- his children, Herman (Irma) Lujan, Jeanette (Emilio) Trujillo, Anthony (Grace) Lujan, Samuel Lujan, Kathy (Karl) Bolte and Steve (Valerie) Lujan- 18 grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- four sisters, Rose Quintana, Eva (Lloyd) Eldredge, Isabel Lujan and Helen Carbon- two brothers, Adan (Mary Ellen) Lujan, Gilbert (Lori) Lujan- and sister-in-law, Cleo Coca. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Monday. Both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya, Bishop of Pueblo, celebrant. Interment with full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at the home and the church hall following the interment rites.

Lujan, Jose Aurelio
Jose Aurelio Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 1987 - Jose Aurelio Lujan, late of 316 Palm, died July 12, 1987. Mr. Lujan was a member of Mount Carmel Parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society, Legion of Mary, Noctornal Adoration Society, Cursillo and the Spanish American Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Lujan, July 10, 1968; and grandson, Steve Lujan, March 12, 1984. He is survived by eight children, Enos (Lucy) Ruybal of Antonito; Joseph (Irene) Lujan of Denver; Josie (Juan) Gonzales of Pueblo; Prescilla (Gerson) Roybal of Salt Lake City; Corrine (Pat) Bueno, Zeke (Dolores) Lujan, both of Pueblo; Manuel Lujan of Massachusetts; and Anidel (Jim) Suazo of Pueblo. Survived also by 25 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and rosary prayer service, 9 a.m. Wednesday, both services at Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Lobatos Cemetery at Lobatos, Colo. Family will receive friends at home of daughter, Josie Gonzales at 2620 Vinewood.

Lujan, Joyce
Joyce Monteith Lujan – Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1997 - Joyce Monteith Lujan, 44, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 1997. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur Lujan- and grandfather, Demetrio Jaramillo. She leaves to cherish her memory, children, David, (Bernice) Monteith and Sandra (Abel) Valero, both of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Ron Dickens, Tucson, Az.- grandchildren, Joshua Monteith and Arika and Aundrea Valero- mother, Jean Martinez, Pueblo- sisters, Rose (John) Chavez and Jo Ann (Larry Arellano) Guerra- brothers, Jerry (Agnes) Monteith, Harold (Cricket) Monteith and Robert (Rose Ann Cirullo) Monteith, all of Pueblo- godson, James (Jennifer) Monteith, Denver- grandmother, Grace Jaramillo- and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. By Joyce's request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Leander Church, 1438 E. Seventh St. with Father Ed Nunez officiating. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lujan, Juan A.
Juan A. Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2006 - Juan A. Lujan, 84, of Pueblo, born in Lobatos, Colo., went to be with the Lord on Dec. 31, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noe and Adela Lujan; brothers, George Lujan, Juan De La Cruz Lujan and Salome F. Lujan; and sister, Mary Jiron. Juan is survived by his sister, Rose Ortiz; best friend, Alfonso Herrera; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. He was in the U.S. Army and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal and One Bronze. Viewing, noon to 6 p.m. today, and vigil service, 6 p.m.; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after vigil and at St. Francis Hall after burial. Military Honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Lujan, Lupe
Lupe Lujan - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - September 12, 1995 - Lupe Lujan, 77, who retired from the Saguache County Department of Social Services, died Sept. 9, 1995, at a local hospital. She was previously employed as a secretary for P & L Scrap Iron and Metal Inc. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses with Robert E. Brown officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum-Garden of Angels. Mrs. Lujan was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Saguache to Jose R. and Natividad (Mondragon) Torrez. She was married Oct. 5, 1938, in Saguache to Pete M. Lujan, who is deceased. She is survived by four sons, Malaquias, Charles R., John R. and David P., all of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Angela J. Archuleta of Denver; two brothers, David Torrez of Center and Joe Torrez of Saguache; a sister, Lela Lopez of Walsenburg; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Her two sisters, Lucile Alverez and Rosabel Lovato, are deceased. Mrs. Lujan had been an area resident since 1975 and previously lived in Saguache. She was a Jehovah's Witness and enjoyed cooking and baking. Memorial contributions may be made to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, in care of Hillside Congregation, 819 E. Vermijo St., Colorado Springs 80910.

Lujan, Lupe Marie
Lupe Marie Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2001 - Lupe Marie Lujan, 84, departed this life Oct. 7, 2001, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1917, in El Paso, Texas, she was a retired cook at the Colorado State Hospital. She also was a well-known caterer, specializing in weddings. Preceded in death by her parents, Pasqual and Jovita (Gonzales) Arellano; brothers, Charlie, J.P. and Danny Arellano; sister, Nellie Vigil; grandchildren, Lorraine K. Salas and Dennis Salas; and beloved husband, Alfredo Lujan. Survived by her children, Esther (Carlos) Salas, Ralph (Martha) Lujan, Ed (Debbie) Lujan, Alfred Freddy (Patricia) Lujan, Gloria (Ted) Lujan Garcia, Linda (Masato) Suzuki and Arthur (Vera) Lujan; two sisters, Tillie Vigil and Josie Cordova; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including her special niece, Dolly (Frank) Weston. Visitation, noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Angelus Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 201 Cottonwood.

Lujan, Manuel
Manuel Lujan - Huerfano World - September 22, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1925: Eighty-five-year-old Manuel Lujan died and was buried in Wahatoya cemetery.

Lujan, Martha M.
Martha M. Lujan - Lamar Daily News - March 8, 2006 - Graveside services for Martha M. Lujan will be held at 1 p.m. on March 7 at Riverside Cemetery. Lujan was born on May 15, 1932 in Troy, CO and died on Feb. 21, 2006 in Pueblo. Lujan is survived by her husband, Joseph Lujan of Trinidad; children, Judy (Filbert) Torress of Kim, CO, Jesse (Angela) Lujan of Pueblo, Nancy Lujan of Rocky Ford, Mary Jane (Manuel) Munoz of Springfield, CO, Jerry Lujan of Trinidad, Randy (Bernedette) Lujan of Lamar, Jennifer Lujan of Trinidad and also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lujan, Salome F.
Salome F. Lujan - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Salome F. Lujan, 80, of Pueblo. Passed away Dec. 24, 2003. Born June 3, 1923, in Lobatos, Colo. Preceded in death by his son, Noel Lujan; parents, Noe and Adela Lujan; brothers, John Lujan and George Lujan; sister, Anne Maria Jiron. Survived by loving wife, Estella Lujan; children, Libby (Larry) Ruybal, Barbara (Richard) Archuleta, Marie (James) Harmes, Joseph (Dorothy) Lujan, Karen (Anthony) Guerrero, Cindy (Ernie) Guerrero and Freddie (Celia) Lujan; brother, Juan A. Lujan; sister, Rose (Wilfred) Ortiz; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Francis Church with the Rev. Thomas Hinni C.M. as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Francis Hall after both services.

Lukas, Thomas Francis
Thomas Francis Lukas - Huerfano World - October 5, 1989 - Thomas Francis Lukas, 49, of Walsenburg died Sept. 28, 1989, of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Lukas had been living here for the past five years and was formerly of Colorado Springs. He was born in Loveland Aug. 8, 1940, and attended schools there and in Missouri. He joined the Air Force during the early 1960's, serving for two years. After that, he did custom farming in Colorado and Wyoming for several years. Later, he was a drywall contractor and finisher, working for El Paso Drywall in Colorado Springs before retiring and coming to Walsenburg in 1984. Survivors include his children Tom, Dan, Mandi and Bradley Lukas and the mother of his children, Peggy Lukas, all of Colorado Springs; his mother, Fern Lukas, Loveland; a brother, Phillip Lukas, Windsor; a sister, Delores Velarde, California, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service was Monday from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation followed. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Luke, Virginia
Virginia Luke - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1987 - Virginia Luke, Jan. 6, 1987. Previously employed at Colorado State Hospital. Member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Served as a volunteer for Pueblo County Department of Social Services and at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Graveside service, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Leaon Griswold, Parkhill Baptist Church officiating.

Lumbarno, Dominick
Dominick Lumbarno - Yampa Leader - October 11, 1912 - Boy Bitten by Rattler Dies - Pueblo - Bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake, Dominick Lumbarno, four years old, son of J. C. Lumbarno, died at the Minnequa hospital.

Lumbey, R. J.
R. J. Lumbey - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.

Lumley, J. Reece
J. Reece Lumley - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.

Lumley, Rees
Rees Lumley - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Rees Lumley is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Rees Lumley as Welsh, age 46, and married. He was working as the "fire boss" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html



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