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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Lybarger, Cheryl Catherine
Cheryl Catherine Lybarger - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2003 - Cheryl Catherine Lybarger, 54, passed away Nov. 11, 2003. Survived by her husband, Paul E. Lybarger, of the family home; children, Wendy (Mike) Fetty and Kimberly (Chuck) Rhiger, all of Pueblo West, and Patty (Troy) Evans of Pueblo; sister, Terri Renner; grandchildren, Ashley, Angela, Nathan, Corey, Joshua, Lindsey and Jacob; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Elizabeth Hradecky; and sister, Kathy Garrett. Born Nov. 8, 1949, in Sidney, Neb., Cheryl worked as a legal secretary in medical offices and was a hospice volunteer. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. David Grossman officiating. Following the service, friends and family will be received at 315 W. Venturi Drive, Pueblo West.

Lyde, Justin Wallace
Justin Wallace Lyde - Pueblo Chieftain - May 31, 1999 - Justin Wallace Lyde, 18 months, born Nov. 17, 1997, passed away May 28, 1999.Survived by his parents, Gilbert and Patty Lyde- sister, Danielle Lyde-grandparents, Jim and Betty Glover of Carbondale, Ill., and Wallace and Dessie Bobo of Mound City, Ill.- and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and special friends. , 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory.

Lynch, Donald R.
Donald R. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2004 - Donald R. Lynch, 74, of Pueblo. Passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 15, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Rita Lynch. Survived by his children, Frances Lynch (Jim Vandiver), Ruth Lynch, Ray W. (Susan K.) Lynch and Christina Foster; grandchildren, Dontay, Monte Sara Lynch, Nathanel Smith, Crystal Haggard, Elizabeth and Desiree Foster; and his cat, Buddy Red. Ray worked as a tree trimmer for 55 years. His favorite pastime was riding around town and watching The Apple Dumpling Gang. He loved people and life and lived each day to the fullest. Visitation, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lynch, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1998 - Dorothy M. Lynch, born July 29, 1911, passed away Dec. 21, 1998. Survived by daughters, Geraldine (Kelly) Boling, Kathleen (Dan) Smith, Georgine (Jim) Masciotra and Juleen (Mark) Dellacroce- grandchildren, Michael (Heidi) Trevithick, Melissa (Quinn) Bailey, Pam Masciotra, Brian Masciotra, Chad Smith, Jennifer Dellacroce and Angelina Dellacroce- great-grandson, David Trevithick- brother, Jim (Patricia) Coudayre- sister, Margaret Reifenrath- and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by husband, George A. Lynch, whom she married in 1938. Dorothy graduated from St. Scholastica in 1931, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Denver in 1935 and worked at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as a registered nurse from 1965 to 1978. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. today. Rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday. Both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

Lynch, Edith Capps
Edith Capps Lynch - Huerfano World - November 24, 1994 - Edith Capps Lynch died at her home in Torrington, WY, Nov, 15, 1994 following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1907 in Ignacio. The daughter of Claude and Eula Stanifer Capps, she spent her early years on the family ranch above Rouse. She graduated from Huerfano County High School in Walsenburg in 1925. She then attended art school in California. She married Hugh Lynch at Oakland, CA. The couple moved to Sunrise, WY, retiring to Torrington in the 1960s. Mrs. Lynch was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Territorial Daughters of Colorado, the Artists' Association, National League of American Pen Women and Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her sons, Hugh Lynch Jr., Laramie, WY and John K. Lynch, Webster, NY; one sister Claudia Capps, La Veta; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Lynch, Edna L.
Edna L. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 1986 - Mrs. Edna L. Lynch of 2107 Ridgewood, Feb. 20, 1986. Wife of John M. Lynch, who passed away March 21,1971. Mother of Judith Ann (James) Carter, Cypress, Texas; John Michael (Billie) Lynch, Colorado Springs; Mary Lou (John) Filer, and Timothy Patrick Lynch, both of Pueblo. Sister of Darl (T. H.) Morris, Denver; Gladys (L.W.) Shomaker, Englewood; and Nona (Eugene) Miller and Mary Beth Nunley, both of Pueblo. Survived also by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Employed by Montgomery Ward and Pueblo County Treasurer's Office for several years. Mrs. Lynch was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Business Women's Association. Services, 11 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, will be conducted by the Rev. David Horton. Interment, Mountain View. Those who wish may send memorials to the American Cancer Society or to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund. The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Filer, 29 Montica.

Lynch, Frank
Frank Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1940 - Frank Lynch, 1920 Spruce, Aug. 21. Husband of Mrs. Ora Lynch and father of Mrs. Robert Ekstrom, Marguerite, Frank Jr., and Chris Lynch, all of Pueblo and John Lynch of La Junta. Brother of Chris of Colorado Springs, Michael of the family home, and Mrs. Mary McGovern, San Diego, Calif. Grandfather of eight. Member of St. Francis Xavier church. Announcements later.

Lynch, Freda C.
Freda C. Lynch - Rocky Mountain News - May 4, 1978 - Funeral services for Freda C. Lynch will be at 10 a.m., Thursday at the graveside in Crown Hill. Burial will follow. Mrs. Lynch, who lived at 1550 Pennsylvania St., died Tuesday in Lutheran Medical Center. She was 80. She was born November 6, 1897, in Denver, where she was educated. She married Merle C. Lynch on April 3, 1918, in Littleton. He died in 1962. Survivors include three daughters, Juanita W. Simpson and Lorraine L. Dusterdick of Arvada and Gloria M. Dietrick of Lakewood; a son, Merle C. Lynch Jr. of Lake Oswego, Ore.; a sister, Helen Dolan of Denver; a brother, Arthur Peterson of Fort Collins; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Lynch, Grace Marie
Grace Marie Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2000 - Grace Marie Lynch, 88, passed away Feb. 20, 2000. Survived by daughter, Diane (Vic) Colletti, Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Gina R. Manning and Rene G. Colletti, both of Colorado Springs, and Dana J. (Scott) Huntsman, Fountain, Colo. Also survived by great-grandchildren, David, Derek and Tera Huntsman, Fountain; and brother, Oscar D. Schmidt Jr. of Pueblo. Preceded in death by sisters, Anna Louise Fletcher and Betty Lee Lynch. Visitation, Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lynch, Inez A.
Inez A. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2004 - Inez A. Lynch, 89, passed away May 31, 2004. Survived by her children, Beverly Trammell, Pueblo, Barry Offerson, Denver, Bill Offerson, Canon City and Bob Offerson, Denver; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Lynch, James B.
Col. James B. Lynch - Rocky Mountain News –October 31, 1911, Page 5 - Col. James B. Lynch at Colorado Springs Oct 30, best known railroad man in this section of the state, died here early this morning. For several years Lynch has been livestock agent for the Santa Fe railroad, with headquarters in Pueblo.

Lynch, John
John Lynch – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – April 6, 1876 – Mr. John Lynch, the well known proprietor of the billiard hall in the Victoria Hotel building, in South Pueblo, died suddenly on Wednesday of apoplexy. The deceased was about thirty years of age. The funeral will take place from the Victoria Hotel at two o'clock P.M. today.

Lynch, John C.
John C. "PoPo" Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2001 - John C. "PoPo" Lynch, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 3, 2001. John was born on March 14, 1916, in Pawnee, Neb. Preceded in death by his infant son, Johnny, in 1941; his loving wife, Mary, in 1984; and sister, Emma Rose. Survived by his daughter, Mary (Ron) McPheeters; brother, Leonard (Phyllis) Hunzeker; sister, Ione Clough; sister-in-law, Thelma (Frank) Ford; granddaughter, Susan (Hank) Cole; grandson, Ronny (Paula) McPheeters; great-grandson, Andrew Cole; several loving nieces and nephews; and special friend, Mabel Ellis. John served in the United States Air Force during World War II and for his service was awarded the Purple Heart. He was employed as a printer with The Pueblo Chieftain for many years, retiring in 1978, and was a member of Central Christian Church. John enjoyed many hobbies during retirement and was a delight to all who knew him. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church or the Gideon's International in his memory.

Lynch, John J.
John J. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1960 - John J. Lynch, June 10 in Denver. Husband of Tamar Lynch of the family home, 1420 Carteret. Father of George A. Lynch, Pueblo; Hugh B. Lynch, Sunrise, Wyo.; John Lynch, Hampton, Va.; Mrs. Mary Baker, Denver; and Mrs. Catherine Gregory, Walsenburg, Colo. Grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of two. Brother of Mrs. Carl Hunt, Alliance, Ohio. Life member of Huerfano Lodge 27, AF&AM, and Naomi Chapter 14, OES, Chapter member of Southern Colorado Consistory. A master mechanic in the CF&I Corp. Walsenburg mines, retiring 13 years ago. A resident of Walsenburg for 47 years before moving to Pueblo 10 years ago. Services 2 p.m. Monday. Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Lindermann officiating. Masonic services at Valhalla, conducted by South Pueblo Lodge 31, AF&AM.

Lynch, Mary J.
Mary J. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2004 - Mary J. Lynch, 92. Preceded in death by her husband, Orville Lynch. She is survived by her son, Paul (Linda) Lynch of Denver; and her grandsons, Donald and Michael Lynch; and her sister, Sue Neely of Strawberry, Ark. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lynch, Rita M.
Rita M. Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2001 - Rita M. Lynch, 55, passed away Oct. 23, 2001. Survived by her husband, Ray Lynch; and her stepchildren. Cremation. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, Roselawn Cemetery.

Lynch, Robert
Robert Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 2004 - Robert Lynch, 74, was proud to have retired from four successful careers. He joined the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and retired 20 years later as a lieutenant commander. Following his retirement he went to business school and became a beloved teacher at Augustana College in South Dakota, then returned to his native Colorado to teach at Southern Colorado University and in the last few years, at Pueblo Community College. He was an active member of the Southern Colorado Astronomy Club and until recently was active in the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Jackie; his aunt, Evelyn Lynch; his children, Thomas Lynch, Sue Barcellos, Neil Lynch, Harry Lynch, Ken Lynch and their families; his cousin, Carol Ghini and her family; and his numerous friends. A wake will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Donations may be made in Robert's memory to the Southern Colorado Astronomy Club and Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, through the funeral home.

Lynch, Roberta
Roberta Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2001 - Roberta Lynch passed away June 29, 2001, in Pueblo. Roberta was born in Colorado Springs on Oct. 26, 1920, to Isaac Fisher and Mini Jones Daugherty. Mrs. Lynch had lived in Pueblo since 1945 and was employed in the offices of several freight lines in the area. She was an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Roberta cherished her hours of phone conversation with her dear friends. She deeply loved her friends and family and will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Walter Lynch, in 1988; her parents and siblings, James, Paul, Bill Daugherty, Ruby Kachel, Helen Underwood, Maxine Lamb, and Alice Downs. She is survived by her children, Walter (Bylinda) Lynch of Denver, Michael Lynch Sr. of Louisiana, Janice Lynch of Pueblo; grandchildren, Michael Lynch Jr., Jennifer (Rusty) Forbes, Christopher (Mary) Lynch, Rondi Lynch, Tammy (Robert) Lanford; and one great-grandson, C.J. Lynch; special friend, Rodney Metz and his family, Melanie Flores, Holly Metz, Paul (Tammy) Metz and their family; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lynch will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday. Vigil services followed by funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Interment will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Lynch may be made to St. Pius X Church or University Park Care Center, either direct or through the mortuary.

Lynch, Tamar
Tamar Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1970 - Tamar Lynch, Sept. 23, 1970, in a Denver hospital. Mother of Hugh B. Lynch, Torrington, Wyo.; Mrs. Mary H. Baker, Denver; Mrs. Catherine Gregory, Walsenburg, and John W. Lynch, Hampton, Va. Grandmother of 12; great-grandmother of 11. Sister of Mrs. Hannah O'Dipp, Arma, Kan. Member of Community Church, Walsenburg. Affiliated past matron, Naomi Chapter, OES, Walsenburg. Born July 1, 1879 in England. Resident of Walsenburg for 47 years; Lived in Pueblo 10 years, then moved to Denver. Her husband, John J. Lynch, died in 1960, and a son, George Lynch, died in 1965. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with Dr. C. W. Ebbert, First Congregational United Church of Christ, officiating, followed by Eastern Star rites. To Pueblo Memorial Gardens.

Lynch, Thomas A.
Thomas A. Lynch - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 31, 2009 - Thomas A. “Tom” Lynch, age 59, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1974 and formerly of Pueblo, Colorado passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Pikes Peak Hospice Residence. He was a Senior Applications Developer with the City of Colorado Springs Utilities Department for 33 years. Thomas Anthony Lynch was born on August 28, 1949 in Pueblo, Colorado. He was a 1976 graduate of Roncalli High School and 1971 graduate of CSU in Pueblo. He later completed his post graduate work at Regis University in 1998. Tom married Judy Kathryn Phillips on June 25, 1988 in Colorado Springs. Together they enjoyed hunting, camping, and the great Colorado outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; his daughter: Megan Elizabeth Lynch; and his son: Paul Mynatt both of Colorado Springs. He was preceded in death by his mother, Agnes Lynch. A memorial mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church. A luncheon reception will follow the services at the church fellowship hall. Memorials in his memory may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. Tom will be best remembered for his love of family and fishing. Blessed be his memory.

Lynch, Thomas Michael
Thomas Michael Lynch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1997 - Thomas Michael Lynch, 76, passed away in Pueblo, July 15, 1997. Services will be conducted in Wheat Ridge.

Lynn, J. H.
J. H. Lynn – Pueblo Indicator – April 19, 1913 – J. H. Lynn Dead – J. H. Lynn, another of the old pioneers of Bessemer, died at his Evans avenue home on the 9th inst. at the ripe age of 80 years. He was a veteran of the Civil war and came to Bessemer among the first of its inhabitants. For several years past he had been a victim of rheumatism and was confined closely to the house. The deceased was an honorable man, highly respected by all, and in his better days was an active factor in Bessemer's affairs, always striving to get on the side of right and justice. He leaves, besides a widow, one son Edward, in Pueblo and several daughters who reside elsewhere.

Lynn, James
James "Jim" Lynn - Telluride Daily Journal. May 14, 1908 - Unprovoked Murder by a Pueblo Negro - Pueblo, Colo., May 14 - Without apparent cause, James Lynn, a negro, at midnight last night burst into the home of Mrs. Julia James, a white woman, and after beating her unmercifully, drove her and her daughter Sarah, aged sixteen, into the street where he shot and killed the girl and mortally wounded the mother. After the shooting Lynn escaped, going toward the river bottoms. A large number of officers are on his trail. Five other children of Mrs. James were in the house at the time of the assault and they say they do not know the cause of the trouble. Lynn's wife is also unable to account for the tragedy, though she says he has been talking of killing people for some time. Durango Wage Earner. May 21, 1908 - Pueblo, Colo., May 14 - James Lynn, colored, 42 years old, early this morning broke into the home of Mrs. Julia James, a respected white woman living at 422 River street, and after severely beating Mrs. James and her daughter, Sarah, aged 16, drove them into the street where he shot and killed the daughter, and mortally wounded the mother. Every available policeman and the coroner rushed to the scene of the tragedy and a posse organized and is chasing Lynn, who made his escape on a bicycle. It is possible he will be lynched. In the house at the time of the tragedy were five children, some of them quite small. Fairplay Flume. May 22, 1908 - Capture of Murderer - Colorado Springs - Jim Lynn, the negro who murdered Sarah James, a white girl, sixteen years of age, and fatally shot her mother, Mrs. Julia James, at Pueblo last Thursday, was arrested Saturday at Limon Junction, Colorado, while seeking friends with whom to hide, and was brought here Sunday morning at 2 o'clock for safe keeping, it being feared that an attempt at lynching would be made it he were returned to Pueblo. Sheriff Fields fully identified him and brought the prisoner here. Lynn made a statement after his arrest to the effect that he did not intend to kill either Miss James or her mother. He said he was returning home late and looking in through the window saw Joel O'Neill, a white man, in the house. He cried out to O'Neill, telling him to go home. O'Neill, he said, drew a gun and fired at him. Then, Lynn says, he returned the fire, intending to shoot O'Neill. O'Neill denies that he had any battle with the Negro, and the officers do not credit Lynn's story. At the jail in Limon Lynn begged for a knife so that he might kill himself, saying he would rather kill himself than return to Pueblo. Fairplay Flume. May 22, 1908 - Pueblo Mob Seeks Negro - Hundreds Gather at County Jail to Try to Lynch Murderer - Foiled by Absence - Only Desist After Committee Has Thoroughly Searched Building - Denver - A Pueblo dispatch Monday night says: Believing that Jim Lynn, the negro who last Thursday morning here at Pueblo murdered Sarah James, a sixteen-year-old white girl, after which he wounded her mother, is confined in the county jail here, a mob of 400 tonight visited the jail and demanded that Lynn be turned over to them. The mob, after beating down the outer doors, would not disperse until Sheriff McMillan had allowed two committees to search every nook and cranny of the building. The mob was thoroughly organized, and evidently desperately in earnest. Reports have been prevalent all through the evening that Lynn had been brought in to the city, and excitement was high. About 9 o'clock a man on horseback, with a rope trailing along the ground, rode through the streets, calling for men to accompany him to the jail. He was quickly accommodated, and within half an hour a mob surrounded the place, and was threatening to storm the building. Several heavy planks were secured and used as battering rams. The outer iron door was quickly broken and the officers, realizing that the door could not hold much longer, began to parley. The result of the conference was that a committee of five was appointed to search the jail. When it reported, the members of the mob refused to believe the report and began threatening to again storm the doors. Another conference was held and a committee of twelve was sent through the building. When it reported that the man was not there the mob dispersed. Lynn is now in Colorado Springs and will not be brought here until the excitement has quieted. Practically all of the county officers and the police were summoned to the jail tonight as a result of the mob's visit. Feeling here is against Lynn and although his trial has been arranged for June 9th, it is believed to be unsafe to bring him to Pueblo. The trial of Lynn, who was arrested at Limon Saturday night, will open here June 9th. Sarah James, who was killed by the Negro, was buried today, the funeral being largely attended. Julia James, her mother, is holding her own at the hospital and may recover. Aspen Democrat. May 23, 1908 - Bullet Found Near Skull of Mrs. James - Pueblo, May 22 - A bullet which had struck on the skull and glanced under the skin about two inches from the point of entrance was removed yesterday morning from the head of Mrs. Julia James by County Physician C. V. Marmaduke at St. Mary's hospital. Immediately following the shooting by Jim Lynn, Mrs. James was taken to the hospital and the swelling that resulted from the wound prevented the immediate location of the bullet. When the bandages were taken off yesterday afternoon the swelling had gone down and the position of the bullet was plain. It had struck the forehead on the right side and glanced beneath the skin, causing as far as the doctor could tell, no serious injury. The caliber was that (of) a 32 revolver - the same as the gun which Lynn is said to have twisted out of Mrs. James' hand after he forced his way into the room last Thursday morning. The bullet which caused the other wound, having pierced the right lung, Dr. Marmaduke says protrudes the skin at her back. He states that the bullet will not be removed for sometime yet as it would be merely furnishing another opening for infection and the bullet in its present position causes no harm. Mrs. James was yesterday informed that Lynn had been captured. "I am glad they've got the brute," was the reply. Indications at present are that Mrs. James will recover. Aspen Democrat. June 18, 1908 - Woman Shot by Lynn is Taken to Seattle - Pueblo, June 17 - Mrs. Julia James, shot by Jim Lynn, who at the same time killed Sarah James will leave for Seattle tomorrow with her five children. Her sister, Mrs. Mary Callahan, came here today and will take the woman to her own home. She was shot in the head and through the lungs by Lynn, who was convicted of the murder of her daughter. Golden Colorado Transcript. June 25, 1908 - Mrs. Julia James, who was shot and seriously wounded by James Lynn, who at the same time killed her daughter Sarah, has left Pueblo with her five children for Seattle, Washington, to make their home with her sister. Mrs. James has practically recovered from the wounds Lynn inflicted. Lynn is under conviction for murder with the death penalty hanging over him. Aspen Democrat. October 9, 1908 - Negro Murderer to Pay Penalty - Canon City, Oct. 8 - Some time tonight between 8 and 9 o'clock unless Warden Cleghorn's present plans miscarry or are unexpectedly changed, James Lynn, colored, will be hung in the execution chamber of the state penitentiary for the murder of Sarah James, the 14-year-old white girl of Pueblo whose mother he shot and badly wounded at the same time. Lynn had been in the habit of calling at the James home to see the mother and when he found a white man there one night he was told his company was no _____ _______. He killed the girl and tried to murder her mother. Note: Copy quality was poor on this article. Note: Sarah James was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo, Colorado. Colorado Public Defender - October 8, 1908 - James Lynn, Pueblo. B-W. Hanging/Broken neck. On May 14, 1908, the front-page headline in the local newspaper shocked Pueblo residents: “Negro Drives Two White Women from Their Home and Shoots Them Down in the Street.” The article identified a neighbor, James Lynn (a Pueblo resident for twenty-two years), as the shooter. Sarah James, sixteen, was dead, and her mother, Julia, was wounded and “expected to die at any moment.” Julia, however, a widow with six children, later recovered. She and her daughter had fled their home when Lynn burst into it at one o'clock in the morning. The wages Sarah earned as a “servant” to a local physician supported the entire family of seven. Lynn, a day laborer, was infatuated with Sarah, and was jealous when another man, who left by the rear door as Lynn came through the front, was spending the night with her. Lynn had a prior arrest for assaulting a man with a poker. After his arrest, Lynn was kept in Colorado Springs to prevent a lynching. His trial occurred exactly one month after the murder, and Lynn maintained his innocence. The jury, however, returned a guilty verdict after only fifteen minutes of deliberation.

Lynn, Ronald L.
Ronald L. Lynn - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2004 - Ronald L. Lynn, Ph.D. Sept. 21, 1940 ~ Dec. 31, 2003.In celebration and memory of Ron Lynn, a strong, gentle, courageous soul who chose and stood by Zan, as her husband, best friend and life's companion, who gently and selflessly guided Val, as her father and teacher, who touched so many lives with his kindness, patience and empathy, he wrote for another what strengthens us today: We are born, Of the River of Souls, As we live love and cherish the beauty of life upon the River's abundant breast, So do we surrender our tears from the depths of our heart, To the Eternal River gently bearing our loved ones to the majesty of Eternal Love and fulfillment. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Veronica Lee Lynn, and is survived by his wife of 32 years, Suzanne Hampe Lynn, his daughter, Valerie Lynn Booth, his granddaughter, Hannah Lynn Coker, his mother, Louise Lechleitner, and father, Val Lynn and step-mother, Edye Lynn. Ron will be greatly missed by all who were touched by this gentle giant. Smooth Sailing Bono Dad, I love you. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to support the Lymphoma Research Foundation, 111 Broadway, 19th floor, New York, NY 10006.A Celebration of Ron's life will be held at a later date.

Lyon, Dorothy C.
Dorothy C. Lyon - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 2002 - Dorothy C. Lyon passed away April 28, 2002, in Pontiac, Ill. She was born March 30, 1914, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frederick and Clara Hochschild Korman. She married Howard A. Lyon on June 28, 1952, in East Lake, Ohio, and moved to Pueblo following his retirement in 1971. Dorothy was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church in Pueblo for 20 years before moving to Pontiac in 1992 following the death of her husband. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brother William Korman Sr. Her survivors include one son, Don (Mindy) Karres of Pontiac, Ill.; two brothers, Fred W. Korman Jr. and William Tuchalski, both of Ohio; two sisters, Jean Schroeder and Wilma Brugus, both of Ohio; six grandchildren, Darla Oelschlager, Anna Nowicki Watson, Regina Meador, Maria-Lynn Karres, Daryl Nowicki and Carl Nowicki; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in the Imperial Cemetery with the Rev. Mark J. Crates officiating.

Lyons, Ellis Wesley
Ellis Wesley Lyons - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2004 - Ellis Wesley Lyons, 84, passed away April 24, 2004, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Nov. 20, 1919, in Quaker City, Ohio, to Harry and Ora Lyons, who preceded him along with is loving wife of 59 years, Bettye Lyons, five brothers, and one sister. Survived by his daughter, Donna (Mitch) Mitchell; grandchildren, Colleen Caldwell, Chuck (Teresa) Caldwell; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Ellis was a member of Heart of the Springs Southern Baptist Church. Ellis was a resident of Colorado since 1950. He also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home in Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, and interment, 11 a.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Colorado Springs at the Heart of the Springs Southern Baptist Church.

Lyons, Lois Ard
Lois Ard Lyons - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1997 - Lois Ard Lyons passed away July 10, 1997, in Pueblo. She was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Vroman, Colo., and had lived in this area for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Birch, in 1992. Lois is survived by one daughter, Shirley J. Lyons of California; two grandchildren, Tracy Heinz and Lisa Heinz-Steinberg; three sisters, Genevieve A. Drinkwater of Pueblo, Orpha K. Green of Kansas and Belva Porter of Washington; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. No viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Salvation Army.

Lyons, Shirley Mae
Shirley Mae Lyons - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - February 23, 2005 - Shirley Mae Lyons, age 72, passed away at her home on February 20, 2005. She was born in Hoehne, Colorado on March 29, 1932 to Charles and Josephine (Benavidez) Freyta. She graduated from Hoehne High School in 1949 and then went to work for Gates Rubber Company in Denver, Colorado. Shirley joined the Army Signal Corps and after three years married and started a family. She worked several jobs to support her family, one of which was the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Denver. Shirley loved to dance. Later she went to work for Martin-Marrietta wiring nose cones in missiles. She moved to Las Vegas in the 1960's and was a cashier at the Sahara Casino. She also ran for city council in Las Vegas. Moving back to Denver, she worked for Social Services and then started her own business making custom drapery. She then remarried and became a homemaker. She was preceded in death by parents and brother Bobby Freyta. She is survived by sons Lenny Lyons (Debbie Martin), Arthur (Connie) Lyons, Bobby (Katherine Denham) Lyons and Cory Hawk all of Trinidad. Sisters Cecelia Van Alstein of Bennett, Colorado; Anita Hathaway and Constance Ratzell both of Denver, brother John (Kay) Gallegos of Trinidad; grandchildren Miechele, Joey, Johnny, Joshua, Christopher, Gabriel, Arthur (Skip), Adam, Derrick, Brandi, and Chelsea. Seven great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation will be Thursday February 24, 2005 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday February 25, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery with military honors provided by the Fort Carson Honor Guard. The family of Shirley Mae Lyons has entrusted her care to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Lyons, Wayne L.
Wayne L. Lyons - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2005 - Wayne L. Lyons, 75, passed away Feb. 19, 2005, in Pueblo. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Services in Salida.

Lytle, Patrick D.
Patrick D. Lytle - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2002 - Patrick D. Lytle. Born in Wichita, Oct. 17, 1944, to Roy and Alice (England) Lytle. Died Oct. 25, 2002, in Pueblo with his wife, Christine; and friends, Rip and Betty Ripley at his side. His parents, two brothers and a nephew preceded him in death. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sister, Roberta Grob; and nephew, Greg Lytle of Wichita; birth-son, Richard Beck; the Buckingham family; many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Patrick enlisted in the Army in 1966 and served in Vietnam, earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and an Army Commendation Medal. After his discharge in 1969, he returned to his studies at Wichita State University. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology in 1993 at the University of Southern Colorado. Patrick was a renaissance man with diverse interests and talents. He enjoyed motorized vehicles, music and literature and firearms. He began hunting with his family in his youth and continued to be interested in firearms throughout his life. As Dandy Yellow Iron, he was very active with the Colorado Shaketaills and was a strong believer in the "Spirit of the Game." After moving to the Pueblo area, Patrick became involved in acting. He met a generous and enthusiastic group of people that welcomed him into their midst and brought out the leprechaun in him. Patrick was always a gentleman. Even when he looked like "an old hippy," his spirit was noble and his concern for others overcame his own comfort. He loved his wife dearly and openly, supporting her in many little ways throughout their life together and always treating her with respect and deep affection. The last weeks of Patrick's life remained forward-looking, even as he fought the cancer that took his life far too soon. Thanks to the staff of Parkview Medical Center and to Dr. Dana Bennett and Yvette Big Eagle-Stanley. A Memorial service will be held Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Commemorative donations may be sent to the Pueblo West Sportsman's Association, Inc. (P.O. Box 7238, Pueblo West, CO 81007).

Lytton, Charles
Charles Lytton – Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1913 – In a local hospital yesterday, Charles Lytton, age 62 years. The remains are at West Bros & Whitton's parlors awaiting instructions from relatives in Denver.

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