The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Martini, Guerini
Guerini Martini - Brandon Bell - August 30, 1912 - While hunting on the Apishapa at Trinidad, Guerini Martini, one of a party of seven, was shot and mortally wounded by the accidental discharge of his shotgun.

Martino, Al
Al Martino - Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 1987 - Al Martino, 99 Duke, Sept. 17, 1987. Husband of Becky Martino; father of Celeste Martino, of the family home. Brother of John F. Martino Sr., Fred George (Jerri) Martino, Delia (Earl) Cannon and Mary Martino, all of Pueblo. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Kathy Cannon, Kim Cannon, John F. Martino Jr., Gary (Kim) Martino, Brian Martino and Larry Martino; and his close friend, James M. MacDonald. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred Martino, 1968, and Inez Martino, 1983. Mr. Martino was a lifetime Pueblo resident and the owner/operator of Pueblo Paving Inc. for the past 14 years. He was active in local and state politics and a friend to many. Services, Our Lady of the Meadows Church: Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday; Scripture rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Imperial. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorial contributions may be made to Dream Weavers or Pueblo Boys' Club through the funeral home office.

Martino, Fred George
Fred George Martino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2001 - Fred George Martino, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away March 30, 2001. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Inez Martino; brother, Al Martino; niece, Celeste R. Martino; grandparents, several aunts and uncles; and mother and father-in-law, Jessye and Arch Jarrard. Survived by his loving wife, Jerry Deene Martino; brother, John F. Martino Sr.; sisters, Della (Earl) Cannon and Mary A. Martino; nephews, John (Cathi) Martino Jr., Gary (Mary) Martino, Brian Martino and Larry (Melissa) Martino; nieces, Kathy (Dale) Osman, Kimberly (Doug) Gonzales; one aunt, Mary Simpson; one sister-in-law, Becky L. Martino; and friend, C.P. Malone; great-nephews, John F. Martino III "Spike" and Michael J. Martino; great-nieces, Elisabeth Ann Martino and Laura M. Martino. Fred served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the CF&I Wire Mill after 36 years of service. He also served on the District 70 School Board from 1969 to 1985. Fred received several awards from the State Board of Education and served as president of the Board for several years. He was very dedicated to the district. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the giver' choice in his memory.

Martino, Jason Montgomery
Jason Montgomery Martino - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2004 - Jason Montgomery Martino, 35, of Phoenix, AZ., succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer on Thursday, April 8. Born in Pueblo on September 3, 1969. Jason is survived by his children Ashley and Jarryd Martino both of Phoenix, AZ; parents, Marilyn and Larry Radiff (Phoenix, AZ.) and Ray and Lauri Martino, siblings Stacie (Eric) Sedlmayer (Phoenix, AZ.) Amie Holmberg (Anchorage, AK) and Evan Holmberg, grandparents George and Iverna Morley and Tom and Dorothy Richardson, special friends Denise Fraterelli and Randy and Paulette Ogden, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jason was a 1988 graduate of Central High School and member of the Wildcats football team. He continued his education at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College. Jay was a dedicated employee of the Arizona Republic for fifteen years. Jason's children were the light of his life. He was a devoted father, son and brother- always putting family first. He was also an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, shot glass collector and Denver Bronco fan. Those who knew Jason will long remember his infectious smile, sense of humor and loving heart. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 22 at the Avondale United Methodist Church at 1pm. A private, family interment is scheduled for a later date. Donations may be made to the Jason Martino Memorial Fund for his children at Minnequa Works Federal Credit Union.

Martinsen, Olivia
Olivia Martinsen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 07, 2003 - Olivia Martinsen, 57, beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and wonderful friend who the family fondly acknowledged as the one who held them together, departed this life July 4, 2003, at a local care center. Olivia was born Aug. 4, 1945, in Denver. She began her civil service career in 1965, as a personal secretary for the former congressman Frank Evans. After his tenure, she went to work for the United States Postal System and retired as a paralegal in their law department. She enjoyed dancing, fishing and traveling. She moved back to Pueblo from Vienna, Va., to be with her family. Olivia leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, Victor E. and Sarah (Trujillo) Vigil, Pueblo; children, Han Rolf (Ann) Martinsen Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah, Linda Marie (Marc) Mileto, Baltimore, Md.; siblings Sylvia V. (Louis) Grande, Cumming, Ga., Judith L. Widup, Pueblo, Claudine M. (Sam) Riccillo, El Paso, Texas, Isabelle M. (Joe) Valdez, Pueblo, Victor E. (Bernadette) Vigil, Pueblo, Tobin “Toby” J. (Debbie) Vigil, Pueblo, Michael R. (Kyongae) Vigil, Columbus, Ga.; grandchildren, Leif T. Martinsen, Jett Bennett, both of Salt Lake City, Utah.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Both services St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary Vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends in the St. Leander Hall following the service.

Martis, Harris
Harris Martis - Huerfano World - August 1, 2002 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Harris Martis, 33, a Greek, was killed by a fall of rock in the Oakdale mine and was buried in the local cemetery.

Martise, Joe
Joe "Natch" Martise - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1987 - Joe "Natch" Martise has gone to join the Lord, Feb. 24, 1987. Husband of Annie Martise who passed away Aug. 28, 1983; brother of Rose Fasulo, Lena Gordon, Michael (Margaret) Maltese, Pueblo, and Virginia Baiamonte, Denver. Survived also by Lindy Ann Scrima of Canada, whom they raised, and a great nephew, King Weidel, also of Canada; brother-in-law of Phil and Josephine DeSiato, Pueblo, and Katie Polleti, La Puente, Calif.; uncle of Anthony Fasulo, Charles Fasulo, Carla Fasulo, Jodene Parlapiano and Donna Maltese, all of Pueblo and Frank, Vernon, Joe, Joann and Susan Baiamonte, all of Denver. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Jacqueline Martise. A member of Mt. Carmel Parish, Mr. Martise moved to Pueblo in 1909 from Italy. He was employed in the CF&I Wire Mill for 25 years and then owned and operated the First Street Market from 1946 until his retirement in 1965. He served on the Pueblo City Council from 1950 to 1956 and was a member of the Christopher Columbus Lodge, the Protective and Beneficent Lodge of the Columbian Federation and a life member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, Mt. Carmel Church. Elks committal, Roselawn. Please omit donations of food. Friends will be received at the home of Mrs. Rose Fasulo, 602 W. Orman.

Martlaro, Geneva V.
Geneva V. Martlaro - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 1986 - Geneva V. Martlaro of 2128 Elmwood Lane, Nov. 21, 1986. Wife of Joseph Martlaro of the family home and mother of Donna Lea Vallejos, Florence. Grandmother of Ronnie and Troy Latka of Pueblo; sister of Robert Laird, Neosho, Mo., and sister-in-law of Sylvester and Stella Martlaro; Tony and Grace Martlaro; Sam and Ann Martlaro; Charles and Phyllis Martlaro; Jimmy and Mary Bono; Tony and Liz Cortese; Jean and Jim Jubert and Ann Martlaro. Survived also by three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son, Loyde Dean Terry, who passed away in 1969; brothers, Dale, Wayne, Robert, Billy and Clifford Laird, and a sister, Edith Biggs, and brothers-in-law, Steve and Carl Martlaro. A Pueblo resident the past 47 years, Mrs. Martlaro was a member of First Baptist Church. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends at the chapel following the service. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Marts, Silas
Silas Marts – Durango Democrat – October 9, 1903 – Mystery – Surrounds the Killing of Pueblo Policeman on Tuesday Night – Pueblo, Oct. 8 – Police Officer E. M. Slater, who was shot last night during an attempt made to arrest Dr. C. O. Rice, who killed Officer Silas Martz, died this afternoon at the Pueblo hospital. In his dying statement made in the presence of several persons the wounded man said that he did not shoot himself, as was supposed. There is still a mystery regarding the manner of his being shot. An inquest will be held tomorrow over the bodies of the dead policemen. Pueblo Police Department - October 1903 - Officer Silas Martz, Officer Elwin Slater, Pueblo Police Department - Officers Martz and Slater responded to a disturbance at the Palace Drug Store on October 7, 1903. Dr. C. O. Rice was intoxicated and threatening people with a .45 revolver. Martz entered the store and tried to talk to Dr. Rice, but as he stepped forward, Rice shot him in the neck. Slater then entered the drug store and tried to draw his weapon, accidentally discharging it and shooting himself in the leg. Martz died immediately following the incident, and Slater died a day later from his wound. Silas Martz – Durango Democrat – October 8, 1903 – Pueblo, Oct. 7 – While _____ ______ (under) the influence of liquor, D. O. Rice, one of the most prominent physicians of the city, shot and killed Police Officer Silas Martz, while the latter was trying to arrest him in the Palace drug store tonight. The tragedy occurred at 8:30 o'clock after the frenzied physician had driven everyone from the store by flourishing a revolver and threatening to kill anyone who came within range. Police Officer Elwynn C. Slater shortly after shot himself through the pelvis while attempting to effect an entrance into the store. The wounded officer is in the hospital and will probably die. Not until 10 o'clock was the crazed doctor captured. In the meanwhile he had been holding an enormous crowd at bay in front of the drug store. Fearing to meet the same fate as the dead officer none dared to brave the threatening revolver. Finally Detective Rubichoud and Assistant Fire Chief Charles Campbell effected an entrance through the rear of the store through the cellar and succeeded in sneaking upon and overpowering the doctor before he could offer any resistance. It was found he had disabled his revolver and it had been practically useless for some time. Martz had lived in this city 25 years and was well and favorably known in police circles. Dr. Rice is one of the oldest and most prominent physicians in the city. He is the founder of Fairmont hospital. For ve___ he has been addicted to drink. Note: Several words in this obituary were unreadable. Wet Mountain Tribune – October 10, 1903 – State Items – Dr. C. O. Rice, of Pueblo, one of the oldest and most prominent physicians of that city, while drunk last Wednesday, terrorized a portion of the town and killed Si Martz a police officer. After two hours of violent rioting, he was arrested. Colorado Transcript – October 15, 1903 – Pueblo Murder Case – Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 11 – Dr. Charles O. Rice awoke yesterday to a realization that he shot and killed Policeman Charles Martz. He said that for several days his mind had been a blank; that he knew nothing of what took place on Wednesday evening, and for several days previous to that time. He craves liquor, which is refused him, and this, together with a realization of his deed may make his mind a blank again. Yesterday morning a warrant charging him with the murder of Charles Martz was served on Dr. Rice at the county jail, and he spent most of the day in conversation with his attorney, Miles G. Saunders. His attorney will allow no one else to visit him. Summit County Journal – September 3, 1904 – Dr. Rice Discharged – Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 27. – Dr. Charles O. Rice has been declared sane and discharged from custody. This action followed a report made by a board of examiners composed of Dr. Black and Dr. Duggins, appointed by Judge Gibson for the purpose of examining into Dr. Rice's mental condition. The examination was held in the County Court room Wednesday evening and but few persons were aware that Dr. Rice and his wife were in the city. As soon as he had been released, Dr. and Mrs. Rice returned to Denver. The examining physicians say that they found his mental faculties in good condition. Dr. Hubert Work, superintendent of Woodcroft sanitarium for the insane, gave it as his belief that Dr. Rice had regained his reason. Twelve physicians at Dr. Rice's trial for the murder of Officer Marts testified that he was insane. He was acquitted of the murder charge, adjudged insane and committed to Woodcroft sanitarium, where he remained a few weeks. Then he was placed in the custody of his wife, who took him to the old home in West Virginia. The examination and discharge from custody were necessary before he could resume the practice of his profession. Until that was done he was still a patient and in custody. Note: This man was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. His last name was spelled Marts on the tombstone. Per the notes from the cemetery office at Roselawn Cemetery, there is not a tombstone for Elwin Slater, the other police officer that was killed in the same incident, but he is buried in Roselawn Cemetery adjacent to Silas Marts and the wife of Silas Marts.

Martucci, Flora Beatrice
Flora Beatrice Martucci - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2000 - Flora Beatrice Martucci, 66, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord, Nov. 26, 2000. Born May 23, 1934, in Raton, N.M. Preceded in death by her parents, Moises and Albinita Ortiz, and one brother, Lawrence Gonzales. Survived by her husband, Joe Martucci, of the family home; children, Bill (Verla) Martucci and Paulette (Lanny) Moore, both of Pueblo; granddaughter, Samatha Martucci, Pueblo; brothers, Albert Ortiz, Raton, N.M., David M. Ortiz, California, Richard Olguin, Abilene, Texas, and Joe Ortiz, Utah; and sisters, Margaret Herrera, Raton, N.M., Elaine Garza, Las Vegas, N.M., Julia Ortiz, Raton, N.M., Elsie Vigil and Linda Olguin, Raton, N.M. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Flora enjoyed taking care of her granddaughter and writing letters to her family, also talking on the phone. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed the time she spent with her family. At Flora's request no viewing or service. Cremation has taken place.

Martz, Silas
Silas Martz – Durango Democrat – October 9, 1903 – Mystery – Surrounds the Killing of Pueblo Policeman on Tuesday Night – Pueblo, Oct. 8 – Police Officer E. M. Slater, who was shot last night during an attempt made to arrest Dr. C. O. Rice, who killed Officer Silas Martz, died this afternoon at the Pueblo hospital. In his dying statement made in the presence of several persons the wounded man said that he did not shoot himself, as was supposed. There is still a mystery regarding the manner of his being shot. An inquest will be held tomorrow over the bodies of the dead policemen. Pueblo Police Department - October 1903 - Officer Silas Martz, Officer Elwin Slater, Pueblo Police Department - Officers Martz and Slater responded to a disturbance at the Palace Drug Store on October 7, 1903. Dr. C. O. Rice was intoxicated and threatening people with a .45 revolver. Martz entered the store and tried to talk to Dr. Rice, but as he stepped forward, Rice shot him in the neck. Slater then entered the drug store and tried to draw his weapon, accidentally discharging it and shooting himself in the leg. Martz died immediately following the incident, and Slater died a day later from his wound. Silas Martz – Durango Democrat – October 8, 1903 – Pueblo, Oct. 7 – While _____ ______ (under) the influence of liquor, D. O. Rice, one of the most prominent physicians of the city, shot and killed Police Officer Silas Martz, while the latter was trying to arrest him in the Palace drug store tonight. The tragedy occurred at 8:30 o'clock after the frenzied physician had driven everyone from the store by flourishing a revolver and threatening to kill anyone who came within range. Police Officer Elwynn C. Slater shortly after shot himself through the pelvis while attempting to effect an entrance into the store. The wounded officer is in the hospital and will probably die. Not until 10 o'clock was the crazed doctor captured. In the meanwhile he had been holding an enormous crowd at bay in front of the drug store. Fearing to meet the same fate as the dead officer none dared to brave the threatening revolver. Finally Detective Rubichoud and Assistant Fire Chief Charles Campbell effected an entrance through the rear of the store through the cellar and succeeded in sneaking upon and overpowering the doctor before he could offer any resistance. It was found he had disabled his revolver and it had been practically useless for some time. Martz had lived in this city 25 years and was well and favorably known in police circles. Dr. Rice is one of the oldest and most prominent physicians in the city. He is the founder of Fairmont hospital. For ve___ he has been addicted to drink. Note: Several words in this obituary were unreadable. Wet Mountain Tribune – October 10, 1903 – State Items – Dr. C. O. Rice, of Pueblo, one of the oldest and most prominent physicians of that city, while drunk last Wednesday, terrorized a portion of the town and killed Si Martz a police officer. After two hours of violent rioting, he was arrested. Colorado Transcript – October 15, 1903 – Pueblo Murder Case – Pueblo, Colo., Oct. 11 – Dr. Charles O. Rice awoke yesterday to a realization that he shot and killed Policeman Charles Martz. He said that for several days his mind had been a blank; that he knew nothing of what took place on Wednesday evening, and for several days previous to that time. He craves liquor, which is refused him, and this, together with a realization of his deed may make his mind a blank again. Yesterday morning a warrant charging him with the murder of Charles Martz was served on Dr. Rice at the county jail, and he spent most of the day in conversation with his attorney, Miles G. Saunders. His attorney will allow no one else to visit him. Summit County Journal – September 3, 1904 – Dr. Rice Discharged – Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 27. – Dr. Charles O. Rice has been declared sane and discharged from custody. This action followed a report made by a board of examiners composed of Dr. Black and Dr. Duggins, appointed by Judge Gibson for the purpose of examining into Dr. Rice's mental condition. The examination was held in the County Court room Wednesday evening and but few persons were aware that Dr. Rice and his wife were in the city. As soon as he had been released, Dr. and Mrs. Rice returned to Denver. The examining physicians say that they found his mental faculties in good condition. Dr. Hubert Work, superintendent of Woodcroft sanitarium for the insane, gave it as his belief that Dr. Rice had regained his reason. Twelve physicians at Dr. Rice's trial for the murder of Officer Marts testified that he was insane. He was acquitted of the murder charge, adjudged insane and committed to Woodcroft sanitarium, where he remained a few weeks. Then he was placed in the custody of his wife, who took him to the old home in West Virginia. The examination and discharge from custody were necessary before he could resume the practice of his profession. Until that was done he was still a patient and in custody. Note: This man was buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo. His last name was spelled Marts on the tombstone. Per the notes from the cemetery office at Roselawn Cemetery, there is not a tombstone for Elwin Slater, the other police officer that was killed in the same incident, but he is buried in Roselawn Cemetery adjacent to Silas Marts and the wife of Silas Marts.

Marugg, Simon Sr.
Simon Marugg Sr. - Northern Colorado Echo - January 1911 - Ness County News Section - Simon Marugg Sr., born in Switzerland died at his home in Pueblo, Colorado, January 26, 1911 at 73 years of age. While he lived in Ness City, Kansas for many years, he was most of the time assistant to masons engaged during boom days, erecting the many handsome buildings here, having served a thorough apprenticeship in his native country. He leaves his aged wife and the following children: John, and Joseph, Charles P. and Rudolph; daughters: Evelyn Marugg, Lena Akerly and Annie H. Harvey. Services in the family home at 841 W. 9th Street by Rev. S.R.S. Gray. [Another son is Simon Marugg Jr.] The family is well known here (Ness City) by old timers. Two of the boys, Simon Jr. and Charlie were employed by the News office, each working a little more than four years and never was more cheerful and painstaking service rendered, and their memory cherished to this day by all who had dealings with them. Mrs. Marugg is remembered particularly by the women as she ministered in many cases of affliction and sorrow.

Masar, Janice
Mrs. Janice Wilcoxson Masar - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2004 - Mrs. Janice Wilcoxson Masar of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 18, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joseph Masar on April 8, 1968. She was a loving mother to daughters Credence Masar Duff and Catherine Masar Roberts and grandmother to Lauren Duff and Holli Roberts. She was also a loving sister to Donna Wilcoxson Durkin of Denver, Gene Wilcoxson of Pueblo, Max Wilcoxson of Minneapolis, and the late Gerald Wilcoxson of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by many other family members and friends. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, at the T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Mascarenas, Escolastica
Escolastica Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 1986 - Escolastica Mascarenas, a Pueblo resident since 1948, late of 1729 E. 18th, passed away Feb. 10, 1986. Mrs. Mascarenas was a member of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad Mascarenas, in 1968; a son, John C. Mascarenas, in 1976; and, a sister, Seferina Sandoval, in 1984. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth (Floyd) Gonzales of Denver and Angelina (Ernest) Ortega of Pueblo; a grandson, Conrad (Georgia) Mascarenas of Denver, and a granddaughter, Patricia (Danny) Sais of Pueblo; 14 other grandchildren ; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Liza (Casinero) Santistevan of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. The rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel and the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 1729 E. 18th.

Mascarenas, Francisquita Maria
Francisquita Maria Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1986 - Francisquita Maria Mascarenas, 90, died Sept. 6, 1986, at Invision Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyo. Born, Oct. 10, 1895, Chama, to Rafael Vialpando and Josefita Sanchez de Vialpando. She married Fred Mascarenas, who preceded her in death March 13, 1942. She lived in Chama and Pueblo until 1981 when she moved to Laramie. She is also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters and two daughters, Cara Brown and Marianita, and a son, Gilbert Mascarenas. Survivors include four sons: Jasper, Fred, James, and Steve, and their wives, Ruth, Anna, Henrietta, and Viola; three daughters, Josephine Hinson, Clorinda DeHerrera, and Lilia Sanchez and their husbands, David, Margarita, and Gavino. She also is survived by 29 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Chama, and St. Laurence O'Toole, Laramie. She was a member of the Apostolicship of Prayer, Sacred Heart Society, and SFDC Society. Arrangements by Romero Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. today, Chama Catholic Church. Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Chama Catholic Church. Interment, Chama Cemetery.

Mascarenas, Fred
Fred Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2001 - Fred Mascarenas, of La Junta, formerly of Rocky Ford, died June 20 in Denver. Survived by former wife, Frances Mascarenas, Rocky Ford; children, Nancy (Tim) Black, Elizabeth, Colorado, Linda (Carlos) Restrepo, El Paso, Texas, Fred (Pam) Mascarenas, Aurora, and Jack Smith, Fowler. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery, La Junta.

Mascarenas, Larry D.
Larry D. Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1998 - Larry D. Mascarenas, 29, passed away Oct. 16, 1998. A funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis De Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation today from 5-8 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Mascarenas, Maria
Maria Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2005 - Maria Mascarenas, aka "Madeline” born in Trinidad, Colorado on September 20, 1936. Passed away on November 18, 2005, at the age of 69, in West Hills, California. Maria was a Vice President, Banker. She enjoyed renovating her home and garden and her proudest moments were the birth and adoption of her children. She is survived by her mother, Maria Estefanita; sisters, Angie and Juanita; children, Russine, Monica, Jerry and Lloyd; grandchildren, Eric, Michael and Marissa; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation Services will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Eternal Valley Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 2:00 p.m., at Chatsworth Foursquare Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Eternal Valley Mortuary Directors 661-259-0800.

Mascarenas, Mary C.
Mary C. Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2002 - Mary C. Mascarenas, 74, of Pueblo passed away June 24, 2002. She is preceded in death by parents, Benito and Carolina Montoya. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Joe Mascarenas; 10 children, Viola (William) Cooper, Yolanda Huskey, Lee Mascarenas, Zelma Bleizer, Donald Mascarenas, Eva Allen, Louis Mascarenas, Rita Pretiger, Gloria Mascarenas, Ray Mascarenas and special granddaughter, Ginger Mascarenas. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mary devoted her life to raising her children and being a wonderful, loving wife. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with reception to follow at 10 Crested Hill Court.

Mascarenas, Richard Sr.
Richard Mascarenas Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 1999 - Richard Mascarenas Sr., 80, passed away Nov. 30, 1999. Survived by his wife, Marie Mascarenas; children, Helen (Henry) Madrid, Richard (Debbie) Mascarenas, Donna (Jesse) Mascarenas-Valdez and Richard J. Mascarenas; stepchildren, Rosie (Anthony) Ruybal, Joyce Aragon, Zonia (Ron) Gallegos, Judy (Gabe) Armijo, Billy, Benny, Bernard, Anthony (Maxine) and Alfred Quintana; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Nora Trujillo and Dora Jacquez. Predeceased by his first wife, Lucy Mascarenas; parents, Joe I. and Paulita Mascarenas; and sisters, Sadie Tafoya and Emily Armijo. Rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at Sacred Heart Church in Avondale. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 5 p.m. today.

Mascarenas, Sofia
Sofia Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 2005 - Sofia Mascarenas, 88, went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2005. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Eli Mascarenas; two children, James and Emily. Survived by her children, Josie Mosqueda, Mel (Agnes) Mascarenas, Johnnie (Betty) Mascarenas, Angie (Max) Quintana, Theresa (Bill) Bueno, Bea (Larry) Padilla, Eddie (Karen) Mascarenas, Lucy (Anthony) Espinoza; 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Emma Torres, Stella Villapando; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sofia was a very loving mother and grandmother. Visitation, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall after the interment. Special thanks to Pueblo Extended Care for taking care of our mother.

Mascarenas, Steven I.
Steven I. Mascarenas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - Steven I. Mascarenas, 19, passed away Jan. 1, 2004. Survived by his parents, Richard and Judy Mascarenas; siblings, Yvonne Mascarenas, Richard (Misty) Mascarenas, Alfredo (Lorretta) Mascarenas, Kimberly Mascarenas and Della Mascarenas; five nieces, three nephews, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friend, Marlene Norwood. Preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Mascarenas in 1991. Steven was born in Pueblo on March 7, 1984. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Trinity Life Center, 36 Merritt Ct., with Pastor Richard Conley officiating.

Masciotra, Anne
Anne Masciotra - Pueblo Chieftain - December 06, 1986 - Mrs. Anne Masciotra of 2 LaHuerta, Dec. 5, 1986. Wife of James Masciotra. Mother of James W. (Georgine) Masciotra and Leanne M. (Robert) Burin, both of Pueblo. Daughter of Mrs. Jennie Taulli and sister of Frank V Taulli, both of Pueblo. Survived also by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Christine and Pascal Masciotra, Pueblo; her grandchildren, Pamela and Brian Masciotra and Brett Burin; numerous nieces and nephews, predeceased by her father, Frank C. Taulli, June 28.1981. A lifetime resident of Pueblo. Mrs. Masciotra was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Parish and worked as a bookkeeper in assisting her husband in operation and management of H&R Block for the past 28 years. Services. Our Lady of the Meadows Church: Mass o Christian Burial, 7:30 p.m. Sunday; recitation of the rosary, 10 a.m. Monday. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family respectfully requests food and flowers be omitted; friends who wish may send memorials to Our Lady of the Meadows Organ Fund in Anne's name.

Masciotra, Anthony F.
Anthony F. "Toney" Masciotra - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1986 - Anthony F. "Toney" Masciotra, Oct. 25, 1986. He was born June 2, 1914, at Agnone, Abruzzi, Italy, and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from June 16, 1942, to Jan. 16, 1946. He retired in 1967, after teaching school for 19 years, the final seven years at South High School, where he taught Latin, Spanish, and German. In 1967, he became resident handyman and maintenance man at Sharmar Nursing Center. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn. Friends are asked to omit flowers; in place of them, friends are asked to make a small donation to those agencies that provide shelter for the homeless.

Masciotra, Maria Vandalina
Maria Vandalina Masciotra – Pueblo Chieftain – October 5, 2006 - Maria Vandalina Masciotra, 94, born June 11, 1912, in Agnone, Italy, passed away Oct. 3, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Angiolino Masciotra; parents, Angelo and Filomena Porfilio; son, Vittorio Masciotra; son-in-law, Vincenzo Masciotra; father-in-law, Michelle "Uncle Mike" Masciotra; four sisters and two brothers. Survived by her children, Filomena Masciotra, Canada; Ascenzo (Lucietta) Masciotra, Italy; and Adelchi Masciotra, Pueblo. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Lucrezia Masciotra, Argentina; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Carmella Pannunzio, Italy; brother-in-law, Armando (Vittoria) Masciotra, California; special friends, Bill and Sandy Martin, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Maria resided in Pueblo since 1962. She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, and also was a member of the Mother Cabrini Society. Maria worked at LaTronica's Restaurant for six years and cared for her father-in-law for 25 years. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. The family would like to thank the staff of Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their wonderful care of Maria. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in Maria's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Masciotra, Pasquale Charles
Pasquale Charles Masciotra - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 1986 - Pasquale Charles Masciotra of Van Nuys, Calif., formerly of Pueblo, died April 16, 1986 following a heart attack. Survived by a devoted friend, Jacquline C. Shirley; three sons; sisters, Lucy Dagnillo, Pueblo, Esther Madone, Canon City sister-in-law, Gilda Masciotra, Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services, Van Nuys, Calif.

Masero, Daniel C.
Daniel C. Masero - Trinidad Times Independent – August 15, 2004 - Daniel C. Masero, 88, passed away at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad Aug. 1, 2004. He was born in Trinidad Sept. 11, 1915, to Ann DeVaul (Echer) and Dominic Masero. He served in the United States Army during World War II. On Aug. 31, 1946, Dan was united in marriage to Olga R. Mazza at Mt. Camel Catholic Church. Together with his family he operated the Frank and Fred Dry Cleaners. He was a coal miner for 12 years, having worked in the Allen Mine. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed making and selling flies, and repairing fishing reels. He was the recipient for many awards for trophy fishing. Dan enjoyed teaching children to fish. He was a great cook and he became “Mr. Mom” at age 47 when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. During his years of illness, he never received chemotherapy or radiation, but through radical neck surgery became a true survivor of cancer. He was preceded in death by parents, Ann and Dominic Masero; brothers, John, Frank and Fred Masero; and granddaughter Shawna Thomas. Survivors are wife Olga of the home address; a son, Dan Masero and wife Carolyn, Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters, Valorie Salzman and husband Stan, Trinidad, Patricia Masero Thomas, Denver; grandchildren, Cody Tapia, Rhiannon Heinerl; great grandson, Michael Todd Rosendale; sisters and brothers in law, Phyllis Mazza, Trinidad, Louis DiPaulo Sr., Trinidad, Irene (Ducky) Montera, Trinidad, Frank (Jackie) Mazza, Pueblo, Kate Masero, Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephew and other relatives. A Memorial was celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinidad Church. At his request, cremation with inurnment will be at a later date. Reception following the funeral will be announced later. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.

Mashburn, T. W. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. W. Mashburn - Huerfano World - September 15, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: Obituary - Mrs. T.W. Mashburn, who was born in 1832 in North Carolina and came to La Veta in 1893.

Masias, David A. Jr.
David A. Masias Jr. – Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2000 - David A. Masias Jr., age 27, passed away Dec. 28, 1999. Survived by his children, Jedediah and Mariah; parents, Debbie and Dave Masias; brothers, Cory Masias (Andrea) and Russell Masias; and sisters, Kim (Rick) Lopez and Daveen Masias. Also survived by his grandfather, Art Williams; aunts, Lena Mulay (Bob), Toni Mulay and Marla Yabarra; the mother of his son, Nikki Christiansen; buddy, J.T.; and numerous extended family members. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Cora "Nanny" Williams. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Rosary, Monday, 7 p.m. and memorial Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. In lieu of food or flowers, contributions may be made to the David A. Masias Jr. Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Masinton, Charles J.
Charles J. Masinton - Huerfano World - April 24, 2003 - Charlie dies at 88 - Charles J. Masinton, 88, former Mayor of La Veta and owner of "Charlie's" Grocery Store, passed away April 20, 2003 at his home. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lola Ladurini, and his parents, Tony and Ester Masinton. Survived by children, Charles G. (Martha), Richard G. (Dana) Masinton and Mitzi (Donald) Keairns; his brother, Sam (Unabelle) Masinton, and sister, Mary Urkulik; an aunt, Rose Masinton; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie was a Navy veteran of WWII, a past president of San Isabel Board of Directors and a much loved member of the community. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the La Veta High School gymnasium. Interment, La Veta Cemetery, with reception following. In lieu of flowers or food, donations may be made to the Charlie Masinton Rotary Scholarship Fund.

Masinton, Lola
Lola Masinton - Huerfano World - October 31, 1991 - Funeral mass for Lola Masinton, 73, of La Veta, was Monday in Christ the King Church in La Veta with Msgr. Howard L. Delaney, celebrant. Mrs. Masinton died Oct. 24 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital, where she had been a patient for about 10 days. She had been in ill health for several years. Born Dec. 3,1917 in Toltec, she moved with her family into Walsenburg where she attended public school to her senior year. After marriage to Charles Masinton in 1937, she moved to La Veta where her husband owned and operated Charlie's Cash and Carry grocery store. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jerry, Lawrence, KS and Richard "Dick" of Kansas City; one daughter, Mitzi Keairns, Tabernacle, NJ; her mother, Noemi Landurini, Pueblo; one brother, Virgil Landurini, Walsenburg; one sister, Irene Skarmas, Pueblo; father-in-law, Tony Masinton, La Veta; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of the arrangements.

Masinton, Rose F.
Rose F. Masinton - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2005 - Rose F. Masinton, 97, born May 1, 1908, passed away May 12, 2005. Survived by her daughter, Angela (Frank) Zupancic; grandchildren, Jona Zupancic, Paula (Robert) Glynn, Lori (Pat) Brown, Toni (Mark) Morton and Maureen (Joseph) Miller; three step-grandchildren, Joanna Reems, Cheryl (Bob) Davis and Ronald (Sandi) Reems; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Anna Ferraro; husband, James Masinton; brothers, Tony, Joseph and Gene Ferraro; and sisters, Virginia Perricone and Frances Occhiato. Rose and her husband owned and operated Jim's El Rancho Market with her brothers for many years. She was the matriarch of all the family and everyone depended on Rose. The family would like to thank Preferred Hospice and the staff of Home Instead Home Care for their loving care of Rose. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Church Lighting Fund or to a charity of your choice in Rose's memory.

Masinton, Tony
Tony Masinton - Huerfano World - February 26, 1998 - Tony Masinton, Huerfano County's second oldest resident, of La Veta, died Feb. 24, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center at age 102. Survivors include his sons, Charles, La Veta and Sam, Aurora and one daughter, Mary Urkulik, La Veta; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday from Christ the King Church in La Veta. Burial will be in La Veta Cemetery. Huerfano World - March 5, 1998 - Tony Masinton, 102, of La Veta, died Feb. 24, 1998 in Huerfano Medical Center, where he had been a patient for three days. He was the second oldest person in Huerfano County. Born Apr. 15, 1895 in Italy, he, his father and mother moved to New York around the turn of the century. He then moved to Philadelphia where he completed the sixth grade. He moved to Florence in 1910 when he was a teenager and his family was involved in truck gardening. Mr. Masinton went to work for Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, from which he retired at age 65. He and his wife, Esther, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1984. She died in 1991. He is survived by three children, Charles Masinton, La Veta, Sam Masinton, Arvada and Mary Urkulik, La Veta; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral was from Christ the King Church in La Veta. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery.

Mason, Albert
Albert "Al" Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 2001 - Albert "Al" Mason, age 78, of Rocky Ford, died April 22, 2001, in La Junta. Survived by wife, Doris; and children, Larry (Brenda) Mason, Jerry Mason, Brenda Mason and Marvin (Laurie) Mason. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. Allen Stoker officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Mason, Audrey Lucy
Audrey Lucy Mason - Huerfano World - May 1, 2003 - Audrey Lucy Mason died at La Junta on April 23, 2003. She was born at Pikeview, CO, on Aug. 8, 1920 to Leigh and Minnie Huff. She grew up east of Walsenburg and married Earl Mason in 1939. He preceded her in death, after 58 years of marriage. A son, Lyle, and three grandchildren also preceded her. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley, of La Veta, and two sons, Carl, of Rangely, and Gary, of Rocky Ford; a brother, Bradley Huff, La Veta; sisters, Majorie Tatman, Walsenburg, and Doris Blanton, Pueblo. Also by eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She will be remembered at a later date with a family memorial.

Mason, Carol J.
Carol J. Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1986 - Carol J. Mason, a Pueblo resident for 22 years, late of 2101 Rangeview, passed away Sept. 28, 1986. Mrs. Mason was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Mason, of the family home; three children, John Mason of Houston, Texas; Karen Mason of Pueblo West, and Douglas Mason of Denver; and her parents, John and Elizabeth Hendricks of Pueblo West. Cremation. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the King of Kings Lutheran Church with the Rev. Randall Mundt officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society or the Motor Chair Foundation.

Mason, Christopher C.
Christopher C. Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - July 19, 1913 - Christopher C. Mason, aged 50 years passed away at a local hospital yesterday morning following an illness lasting two years. He was brought to Pueblo two years ago and placed in a local sanitarium where he remained until his death yesterday. He had been a barber and worked in several of the cities in the state and his death will come as a great shock by his wife, Mrs. C.C. Mason, who is at present in Salida Colo. He was a member of the W.O.W. The remains are at the United Undertaking Company parlor and the arrangements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain July 20, 1913, the funeral of Christopher C. Mason was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the United Undertaking Company's parlor. The Rev. J.A. Jeffers officiated. Miss Green sang “Jesus Lovers of My Soul” Interment was in Mountain View.

Mason, Elvin James
Elvin James Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Elvin James Mason, 92 of Fowler, died Nov. 19, 1999, in Fowler. Survived by wife, Eva, of the Fowler Nursing Care Center, 3 sons; Paul (Darla) Mason of Pueblo; James (Harriet) Mason of Mosca, Colo., and Fred (Julie) Mason of Cedarbluff, Neb., and one daughter, Betty (Bill) Cash of Pueblo. There are 11 grandchildren and two sisters, Hester Wittman of Olney Springs, Colo., and Rhoda Green of Marcellus, Mich. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler. Burial will be at 1 p.m., at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Memorials to Shriners Crippled Children's hospital may be sent in care of the funeral home. Visitation is Monday afternoon from 2 until 6 p.m.

Mason, George
George Mason - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 9, 1879 - George Mason, the fireman who was injured in the recent accident on the Denver and Rio Grande railway at the Huerfano, died at the Clifton House, South Pueblo, yesterday afternoon.

Mason, Iva Mae
Iva Mae Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 2004 - Iva Mae Mason passed away Dec. 14, 2004, in Pueblo. Iva was born April 18, 1917, in Pueblo, to Norman and Alta Mason and was a lifelong resident. She had a 30-year career as a nurse, culminating in her retirement from the Colorado State Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Calvin and Tommy Alexander; and brothers, Roy and Eddie Mason. Her survivors include her children, Ben Saldana, Henry Saldana, Eddie Saldana, Moreen Harrow, Juanita Law and Iva Rael; her brother, Norman Mason Jr.; sister, Jewel Wood; grandchildren, Jennifer Riggio, Erik Saldana, Naomi Saldana, Trish Saldana, Cariso Spangler, Joseph Rael, Andrew Rael, Bonney Marifield, Sherry Harrow, Tammy Erickson Piper and Calvin Shaw; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Mason, Marguerite R.
Marguerite R. Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1987 - Marguerite R. Mason, 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1987. She was married to Frank Mason on Oct. 13, 1945, in Chicago, while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. The Masons moved to Trinidad in 1945 and operated the Mason Candy Company before moving to Longmont in 1975. She is survived by her husband, Frank, Longmont; three daughters, Renee (Mike) Valentine, Trinidad, Sherron (John) Hudson, Colorado Springs, and Bonnie (Michael) Solomine, California; one son, Thomas (Sue) Mason, Firestone, Colo.; nine grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Mason will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home, followed by interment at Masonic Cemetery.

Mason, Mary Y.
Mary Y. Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 1986 - Mary Y. Mason, Oct. 9, 1986, Wife of Noble Mason, who passed away in January 1967. Mother of Joan (David) Wagner, Grand Junction; Joyce (John) Keeling, Thornton; Connie Foster, Hillsboro, Texas; and William D. (Lisa) Mason, Evergreen, Grandmother of John Jones, LaShawn and Hayley Keeling, Tiffani and Kitra Foster. Sister of Clara Cunningham, Missouri; Ken, John, and Dale Smith, all of California. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Monday, Lakin, Kan., Cemetery.

Mason, Nancy
Nancy Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 2004 - Nancy Mason, 47, passed away May 30, 2004. Services in Brighton.

Mason, Patricia Beverly
Patricia "Pat" Beverly Mason - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1999 - Patricia "Pat" Beverly Mason passed away Nov. 12, 1999, in Loveland, Ohio, where she had made her home with her daughter for the past three years. Pat was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Pueblo, the second child of Stephen H. and Elma A. Pritchard, who both precede her in death. Also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Lee Mason, in 1991, and one brother, Gerald E. Pritchard. Pat attended schools in Pueblo and Rye. She married Lee in November of 1948 in Raton, N.M. They raised their three children in Modesto, Calif., and subsequently moved to Carson City, Nev., where they were in the hotel business for many years. They moved back to Rye in 1980 where they owned and managed ``Pat's Place," a restaurant on I-25 near Colorado City. They retired to their beautiful home in Rye where Pat made her home until moving to Ohio to be with her daughter, Pam. Pat was well known and loved by everyone in the Rye community. She dearly loved her mountain home and enjoyed the wildlife. She had a wonderful sense of humor in spite of the many medical problems she faced in her later years. She is survived by her children, Stephen Lee Mason, Fort Myers, Fla., John David (Kathy) Mason, Modesto, Calif., and Pamela Eileen (Norman) Smith, Loveland, Ohio; brothers, John G. Pritchard and David (Lois) Pritchard, both of Rye; sisters, Barbara L. (Alex) Conn, Pueblo, and Catherine Anne (James) Michaels, Brier, Wash.; grandchildren, Gari (Terry) Graham, Colorado City, Jamie (Ken) New, McKenzie, Tenn., Gregory (Cindi) Smith, Pueblo, and Jared and Kari Mason, Modesto, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Blaine and Andrew Graham, Colorado City, and Courtney and Austin New, McKenzie, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Public visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Christian Chapel Assembly of God, 8310 Daisey Lane in Rye. Interment to follow at Rye Cemetery, Rye, Colo.

Massar, Philip
Philip Massar - San Juan Prospector (Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colorado) - November 14, 1914 - One killed, Two Hurt in Auto Crash - Trinidad - The plunging of an automobile over a twenty-foot embankment on Linden Avenue resulted in the instant death of Corporal Philip Maasar of Troop K, Eleventh United States Cavalry, and the serious injury of Sergeant Harold Howard of Troop K, and Albert Figgs, an employee of the Kenneth mine at Tabasco. Maasar suffered a broken back and was badly crushed under the wreck of the machine. Sergeant Howard sustained a broken arm and internal injuries and Figgs internal injuries.

Massara, Mary
Mary Massara - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 1987 - Mary Massara, Sept. 2 1987, Wife of Anton Massara, who passed away May 30, 1969, Mother of Charles M. (Inez M.) Massara, Pueblo, and John L. (Opal) Massara, Omaha, Neb, Also Survived by five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Massara was born Aug. 1, 1892, in Briten Brun, Austria. She immigrated to America at the age of 9 and had been a Pueblo resident since 1946. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. Services, Holy Family Church. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Imperial. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo 81004. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Massara, 625 W. Grant.

Massari, Sally Howell
Sally Howell Massari – Albuquerque Journal – June 24, 2001 - Sally Howell Massari passed away June 21, 2001. Ms. Massari and her husband, Howell, owned the M&S Supermarkets in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Espanola and the La Cocina Restaurants in Los Alamos and Santa Fe. Her hobbies were bowling and playing bridge. She is survived by her daughter, Roberta Hine and husband, Bob of Albuquerque; son, Howell Howell Jr. and wife, Christen of Pojoaque; daughter, Phyllis Conrad and husband, Duane; granddaughter, Raynette Schell; grandson, Todd Hine; six great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Cerame and wife, Irene of Trinidad, CO; and sister, Mary Ann Skinner and husband, Ken. Visitation for Ms. Massari will be Sunday, June 24, 2001, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be Monday, June 25, 2001, 11:00 a.m., at Highland Baptist Church, 417 Palomas Dr. SE, with Pastor Winfred Walker officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m., at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens, 417 E. Rodeo Road, Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959

Massaroni, Mary A.
Mary A. Massaroni - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2004 - Mary A. Massaroni, 88, passed away Dec. 3, 2004, following a long illness. Born June 9, 1916, in Concrete, Colo., to Antonio Chiaro and Oliva Chiaro (Petrocco). Preceded in death by husband, Daniel Massaroni, in 1974; parents and siblings, Dominic Chiaro, Anthony Chiaro and Esther Ruggles. She leaves to cherish her memory her “special” son, Lewis “Sonny” Massaroni, to whom she devoted her life. She is survived by sisters and brothers, Jennie Porco, Mathew (Lee) Chiaro, James (Ethel) Chiaro, Jean (John) Zupancic; sister-in-law, Enola Massaroni; and special friend, Joe Latino. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, especially her caretakers, Mary (Dick) Schmaltz, James (Tomma) Parco, Joan and Jenilyn Bartolo. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Drake and the staffs of University Park Care Center and Parkview Hospital. Viewing, from 1 to 4 p.m. today, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen, Pueblo. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to St. Joseph Church through the funeral home.

Massarotti, Antonetta
Antonetta Massarotti - Democrat News - October 22, 2008 - Antonetta Massarotti, 94, of Missouri died, October 10, 2008 at ClaRu DeVille Nursing Center in Fredericktown, Missouri. She was born December 19, 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Massarotti. Mrs. Massarotti is survived by her daughters, Roseann McCrary; MaryJo Tonkinson; Betty Edmond; four brothers, Mike Massarotti, Tiger Massarotti, Johny Massarotti, and Angeloe Massarotti; and two sisters, Clana Bell and Macy Braokhant; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 16, 2008 at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Internment was at Roselawn Cemetery. Colorado arrangements under the direction of Adrian Comer Funeral Home of Pueblo, Colorado. Local arrangements by Follis and Sons Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Massarotti, Marie L.
Marie L. Massarotti - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2001 - Marie L. Massarotti, passed away on March 29, 2001, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. on May 17, 1922, and lived her entire life on the St. Charles Mesa. She retired in 1988 as office manager of Luria Brothers. She is predeceased by her parents, John and Ruth Massarotti; and sister, Dorothy. Survivors include her brother, George (Rosalie) Massarotti; sister, Betty (Donald) English; and nephew, Robert (Liz) Massarotti, all of Pueblo. Marie is also survived by her great-nieces and nephews, Kimberly Pearce, Kevin Massarotti, Brandi and Devin Pearce; and many other special friends and neighbors. Marie was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Church, where services will be held. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2001, Rev. Robert Carden, Celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The casket will be closed at the church. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, at the funeral home and may also be contacted at the home of Don and Betty English.

Massarotti, Velma E.
Velma E. Massarotti – Pueblo Chieftain – February 14, 1995 – Velma E. Massarotti. There will be visitation from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Masser, Elsie A.
Elsie A. Masser – Pueblo Chieftain – August 6, 2006 - Elsie A. Masser, passed away Aug. 3, 2006. She was born March 1, 1922, in Victor, Colo., to John and Angela Skerjanec. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred A. Masser, to whom she was married 59 years; son, Ronald G. Masser; and sister, Emma (Edward) Novak. Survived by daughter, Peggy (Mark) Wanner; and son, James Masser. She is also survived by siblings, Jo (Chuck) Perko, John (Dorothy) Skerjanec, and Edward (Alice) Skerjanec; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish, the Western Slavonic Association and KSKJ Lodge No. 103. Elsie was known for her baking skills, her love of choir, being a member of the “Birthday Club," her generosity and for passing the gift of Slovenian traditions to younger generations. “She will be missed” - draga mati in setra. The family wishes to thank all staff members involved with Elsie's health care for the past five years at Life Care Center and to all who prayed, brought gifts and visited her while she was in residence. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made in Elsie's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, or the charity of your choice. Viewing at the funeral home from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, with family in attendance from 3 to 4 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7. Private inurnment will occur at a later date.

Masser, Fred A.
Fred A. Masser - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2004 - Fred A. Masser, age 84, died at Life Care Center of Pueblo, April 21, 2004. Preceded in death by son, Ronald Masser; sister, Lillian Cotton; and brother, Robert Masser. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Elsie A. (Skerjanec) Masser; daughter, Peggy Masser; and son, James Masser, all of Pueblo. Fred leaves many fond memories with immediate and extended relatives and friends. He was a 1938 graduate of Pleasant View High School. He served in the Pacific Naval operations during WWII from 1942 until 1945. Fred was employed by Colorado Fuel and Iron for 43 years, 1939 until his retirement in 1982. His enjoyments in life included fishing, golfing and hiking the prairies for arrowheads. At his request, cremation with no memorial service. A private family inurnment is scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Fred's name to the charity of choice. The family also wishes to extend gratitude to all of the staff involved in Fred's care, including Dr. Burchett's office and the concerned staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo.

Masser, Joe J.
Joe J. "Son" Masser - Pueblo Chieftain - September 2, 1987 - Joe J. "Son" Masser, 81, died Aug. 29, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by a sister, Angela Zakrasick, Pueblo, and a brother, Stanley (Altie) Masser, Greeley, Colo. He preceded in death by parents, John and Rose Masser; brothers, John and Albert Masser; and sisters, Johanna Kochevar, Rose Washkovich and Mary Barach. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Army; during World War II. At the time of his retirement in 1971, Joe was a custodian at Pueblo Catholic High. Private family services were held Tuesday.

Massey, Clarence G.
Clarence G. Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1911- Clarence G. Massey, November 22, 1911, aged 10 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Massey. The remains are at West Brothers & Whiton's and will be sent to Alamosa tonight for interment.

Massey, Dorothy E.
Dorothy E. Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 1986 - Dorothy E. Massey passed away May 29, 1986, following a brief illness. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank A. Massey, in 1982. Mother of Frank (Helen) Massey and grandmother of Daniel, Douglas, and Jennifer Massey. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Monday in Mountain View Cemetery, Dr. John Ross officiating.

Massey, Elija Polk
Elija Polk Massey, - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 1919 - Elija Polk Massey, son Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Massey, died at 2110 N. Santa Fe Avenue, March 22. Body at Davies-Vories.

Massey, George E.
George E. Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2002 - Age 81, of Fort Collins, formerly of Pueblo and Denver, Colo., died March 11, 2002, at a Fort Collins nursing home. Born Dec. 12, 1920, in Chattanooga, Okla., to Irvin Massey and Joy (Barber) Massey. George was married in August 1942 to Josephine A. (Clementi) in Pueblo. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army 94th Division Europe, WWII. George spent most of his life in Pueblo and worked as a truck driver for Pacific Intermountain Express. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Collins, and a member of the Eagles, Elks, 94th Infantry Division. George is preceded in death by his wife and parents; and is survived by his son, Robert Massey, Thornton, Colo.; daughter, Joyce Allen, Fort Collins; brother, Clarence Massey, Wichita Falls, Texas; sister, Imogene Ansley, Gainesville, Texas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, Colo. Those who desire may view from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Bohlender Funeral Chapel. Private interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

Massey, Horace W.
Horace W. Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1986 - Horace W. Massey was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Throckmorton, Texas, and died unexpectedly Dec. 23, 1986, in El Sobrante, Calif. On June 11, 1939, he was married to Ruby D. Walsh in Raton, N.M.; she preceded him in death Aug. 20, 1986. Father of John F. Massey, Ted R. Massey, William Keith Massey and Illa June Stice, all of Pueblo; Larry N. Massey of Holcomb, Kan.; Roxey L. Casey of Durango; and Vicky Stroup of El Sobrante, Calif. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of BPOE 90 for more than 30 years. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery, with BPOE 90 committal. Contributions may be made in his name to the funeral home office.

Massey, James
James Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - May 6, 1926 - James Massey, age 75 years, died early Wednesday morning, May 5 at 29 block O. The body is being cared for at the United Davis-Vories parlors. Pueblo Chieftain - May 7, 1926 - The funeral of James Massey will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in the United Davies-Vories chapel. The Knights of Pythias No. 52 will conduct the services at Roselawn cemetery, where interment will be made.

Massey, James
James Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1929 - James Massey, 69, died at a local hospital Monday following a short illness. He was a long time resident of Pueblo and a member of the C. F. & I. Pensioners' club. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna Bostanace. The body is in the care of T. G. McCarthy and Sons. Funeral announcements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1929, aged 69 years. The body is in care of T. G. McCarthy and Sons awaiting arrival of relatives. Funeral announcements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 1929. The funeral of James Massey will take place Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the funeral chapel of T. G. McCarthy and Sons. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Interment Roselawn.

Massey, James R.
James R. Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2004 - James R. Massey, 78, born Sept. 13, 1926, passed away Sept. 26, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kay Massey; and his children, Kip (Barb) Massey and Debby (Kenneth) Dreiling. Grandfather of Heather Massey, Tara Massey, Ericka (Jeremy) Pilon and James Dreiling. Great-grandfather of Joseph McClain Massey, Ryan Pilon and one on the way. Jim served in the merchant marines during World War II and worked for Readers Digest for 25 years. He was a lifetime member of BPOE No. 90. He also enjoyed fishing. At his request cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Elks Lodge in his memory.

Massey, Joseph
Joseph Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1926 - Joseph Massey, age 54 years, died February 25. Remains in care of the Sleg Mortuary. Arrangements later. Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 1926 - The body of Joseph Massey is being cared for by the Sleg Mortuary pending the arrival of relatives from Ouray, Colo.

Massey, Laura
Mrs. Laura Massey - Pueblo Dailey Chieftain - February 4, 1904 - Mrs. Laura Massey, 44 years old, wife of James Massey, at the residence, 125 Jackson street. She is survived by six children. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 at the residence and at 9:30 from St. Francis Xavier church. Interment will be at Riverview. Trinidad and Alamosa please copy.

Massey, Margaret Ellen
Margaret Ellen Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2001 - Margaret Ellen Massey, 60, of 32463 Road 10, Manzanola, Colo., died January 18, 2001 at her home. She was born June 1, 1940, in Las Animas, Colo., to Raymond I. and Helen M. Moreland Gunn. She was married to Michael D. Massey, 1961-until his mysterious disappearance in 1983. Her spouse for over 15 years is Arnold Taylor of Manzanola, Colo. Margaret worked as a beautician. She is survived by her mother, Helen M. Gunn, Las Animas, Colo.; two sons, Terry Massey, Phoenix, Ariz., and Randy Massey, Woodland Park, Colo.; two step-daughters, Connie Patton, Punkin Center, Colo., and Sheila Wilson, Pueblo, Colo.; two brothers, Donald F. Gunn, Parker, Colo., and Raymond E. “Gene” Gunn, Murietta, Calif.; sister, Lucille M. Cook, Las Animas, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene in Las Animas, Colo. Committal services and interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Mountainview Cemetery in Manzanola, Colo. Family prefers memorials to the Ark-Valley Hospice.

Massey, Mary I.
Mary I. Massey - Pueblo Star Journal - August 8, 1953 - Mary I. Massey, passed away Aug. 7 at a local hospital. Survived by a niece, Mrs. C. E. Surber of La Junta, Colo. Arrangements later. Pueblo Star Journal - August 9, 1953 - Mary I. Massey, Friday at hospital. Late of 159 Midway. Aunt of Mrs. C. E. Surber, La Junta, Colo. Sister-in-law of M. L. Stubbs, Fowler, Colo., and Mrs. Daisy O'Brien, Long Beach, Calif. Services 10:30 a.m. Monday. Davis Memorial Chapel, with Rev. James W. Reynolds, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. To Roselawn.

Massey, Roy V.
Roy V. Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1944 - Roy V. Massey, at Salida, June 15. Husband of Mrs. Alice Massey of 207 Whitney drive. Father of Laura, Mrs. Gladys Morrison and Mrs. Ellen Duke; grandfather of Sharon Ann Duke all of Pueblo. Brother of Clarence of Alamosa, Oscar and Ralph of Pueblo, and Mrs. Rita Gabbey of Boise, Idaho. Announcement later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1944 - Services our chapel Saturday 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Lloyd Nichols will officiate. Interment Roselawn.

Massey, Ruby D.
Ruby D. Massey - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1986 - Ruby D. Massey was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Sharon Springs, Kan., and departed this life unexpectedly Aug. 20, 1986, at her home. She was united in marriage with Horace W. Massey on June 11, 1939, in Raton, N.M. A Pueblo resident since 1951, she was much loved by all and will be deeply missed. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, John F. Massey, Ted R. Massey, Illa June Stice and William Keith Massey, all of Pueblo; Roxie L. Casey of Durango; Vickie Stroup of El Sobrante, Calif., and Larry N. Massey of Holcomb, Kan. She is survived also by 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four sisters. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, the Rev. Leaon Griswold officiating. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Massick, Virginia I.
Virginia I. Massick - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2002 - Virginia I. Massick, 81, born Aug. 23, 1921, passed away Dec. 19, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Massick; parents, Forest and Gladys Fouch; and brother, Charles Fouch. Survived by her children, Jackie (James) Dillingham, Vaughn (June) Griswold, DyAnn Fowler, Mark (Susan) Massick and Kim Massick. Also survived by nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Laura (Don) Seick; and niece, Debrah (Joe) Keir. Virginia was a past member of Southern Star Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Colorado State Hospital Auxiliary, the McDowell Club and was a runner-up for Silver Queen for 2000. She was an active member of the Christ Congregational Church and choir. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, La Veta Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Mast, Doris A.
Doris A. Mast - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1987 - Doris A. Mast, late of 1913 Jones Ave., died Friday, Aug. 21, 1987, in San Diego, Calif. She was born May 13, 1987, in Longmont, Colo. She attended college in Chillicothe, Mo., taught piano in Pueblo for 30 years and was a member of Rebekah Lodge, Social Star 42. She is survived by her son, Lloyd Mast, of San Mateo, Calif.; daughter, Sandra S. Gillogly, of El Cajon, Calif.; two grandchildren; three sisters and one brother. The family may be contacted at 1685 Vann Court, El Cajon, Calif. 92020.

Masterantonio, Dominick
Dominick Masterantonio - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1985 - Dominick Masterantonio, 60 Fordham Circle, went to his heavenly home July 11, 1985. Beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Masterantonio. Father of Miss Rose Marie Masterantonio, Miss Antoinette Lou Masterantonio and Miss Lucille Ann Masterantonio, all of the family home. Survived also by his special children, Marion and Richard Chanick of Pueblo; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, A.M. (Barbara) Bravo, Pueblo, Rocky (Dorothy) Bravo, Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Angelina Cicero, Pueblo, Joe (Regina) Bravo, Denver, Frank (Mandy) Bravo, La Junta, Mrs. Jean (Warren) Mann, New York, Miss Rose Elaine Bravo, Miss Louise DeNiro and Mrs. Ann Mastro, all of Pueblo, Mrs. Carmella DiSanti, Denver, and Mrs. Joanne (Joe) Vinci, Rocky Ford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Rose Masterantonio; his brothers and sisters, Floyd Masterantonio, James Mastro, Jennie Callante and Mary Pulliccelli; his half brothers and sisters. John DiSanti, Mary Costanza, Nellie DeNardo, Charles DiSanti, and adopted son, Bobby Darin. A lifetime resident of Pueblo, Mr. Masterantonio was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Pueblo Elks Lodge 90 and Fidelity Lodge 235 of the Columbian Federation. He had been employed at the CF&I Steel Corp. for 49 years prior to his retirement from the 40-inch mill in 1969. Named Father of the Year by the Pueblo County Heart Unit in 1984, he also loved music and bowling. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday, and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Monday. Elk's committal, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Friends who wish may send contributions to the Pueblo County Heart Unit or St. Mary-Corwin Hospital Coronary Care Unit. Family will receive friends at the family home, 60 Fordham Circle.

Masters, Catherine W.
Catherine W. Masters - Durango Herald – February 17, 2004 - Catherine W. Masters, who lived on a ranch near Ignacio for many years, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center. She was 95. Catherine Newman Masters was born Aug. 24, 1908, near Grandfield, Okla. She married Carl Edward Masters on Oct. 22, 1926, in Walsenburg. The couple came to La Plata County in 1935 to help her parents build a house on a ranch 4.5 miles from Ignacio. In 1940, Carl and Catherine Masters moved to the Panama Canal Zone with their children. They repatriated 10 years later and returned to the Ignacio ranch in 1974. They spent the rest of their lives there, providing a "home ranch" for three generations of family members. The couple's daughter, Joyce Danford, has lived at the ranch for eight years. "The most important thing my mother taught my brothers and me," Danford said, "was that if we encountered something unpleasant or unexpected we should turn it into a positive experience." Danford recalled her mother talking about traveling in a covered wagon in Oklahoma when her parents moved from one house to another. She also traveled in jets, Danford said. Mrs. Masters was preceded in death by her husband eight years ago and infant son, Larry Lee Masters. In addition to Joyce Danford, she is survived by sons, Dee Masters of Torrance, Calif., and Karl Masters of Wetumpka, Ala., and many grandchildren. A funeral is scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. St. Mark's Rev. Andrew Cooley will officiate along with the Rev. Myron Darmour, with Mercy Medical Center. Burial will be at Ignacio Cemetery (East). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or the Hospice of Mercy, 3801 Main Ave., Durango 81301.

Masters, Harry Raymond
Raymond Masters - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2002 - Age 84, born July 19, 1917, in Meade, Kan., passed away March 3, 2002. The son of Harry and Dessie (Marrs) Masters, who preceded him in passing along with his son, Larry. He was a 62-year resident of their rural El Paso County home. He retired after many years as a rural farmer, custom bailer, carpenter and a carpentry instructor at Pikes Peak Community College. He devoted his life and work to his family and will be lovingly missed by his wife, Elsie; children, Sam and Ravonda (Masters) Hinson of Garland, Texas, and Larry and Linda (Masters) Nienhueser, of Parlin, Colo.; grandchildren, Rashell Clenney, Blake and Robin Edwards, Aaron and Kelly Baird, Stacy Hinson, Jason, Ian, Heather and Seth Nienhueser; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jesse and Katelyn Clenney, Trevor Nienhueser and Macie Edwards; sisters, Faye Ottinger and Ada Ruth Tripet. Viewing at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, with family greeting friends and relatives from 5-7 p.m. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel in Pueblo. Interment will be in Fowler, Kan. Those who wish may send contributions to the Fountain Museum through the funeral home office.

Masterson, Betty B.
Betty B. Masterson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 2000 - Betty B. Masterson, 65, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 12, 2000. She is preceded in death by parents, Max Gonzales and Pillar Alavardo; brothers, Walter, Richard and George Gonzales; and sister, Helen Aragon. She is survived by her children, Gary Branson, Betty Jo (Nathan) Cruz and James (Christine) Masterson; two grandsons, Nathan and David Cruz, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by brothers, Dan (Rose) Gonzales, Steve (Betty) Gonzales, Willie "D" Gonzales; sisters, Lydia (Nelson) Griffin, Esther York, Carmen JoAnn Smith, Erlinda (Ron) Glasso; brother-in-law, Joe Aragon; sister-in-law, Lucy Masterson; and special friend "Missy"; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be deeply missed by her family. Betty dedicated her life to taking care of her children. She touched the lives of many with her kind and giving heart. Memorial rosary recitation, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rose Chapel.

Mastrasina, Nicholas
Nicholas Mastrasina - Bayfield Blade - July 14, 1910 - The Rock Island railroad was Friday held criminally responsible by the coroner's jury for the death of 5-year-old Nicholas Mastrasina, killed last Wednesday at Pueblo by a piece of slag hurled from a dump where a Rock Island crew was blasting.

Mastreano, Carmen
Carmen “Minnie” Mastreano - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 2003 - Carmen “Minnie” Mastreano, 83, passed away March 5, 2003. At his request, there will be cremation with no services.

Mastro, Clotilda
Mrs. Clotilda Mastro - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1957 - Mrs. Clotilda Mastro, 427 Kelly Ave., died Monday at a local hospital. Resident of Pueblo 50 years. Member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Ladies Fidelity Society. Widow of John Mastro and mother of Mrs. Rose Brunetti of Chicago, Ill. Mark Mastro of Pueblo; James Mastro of Chicago, Ill. Mrs. Lena Bittel and Mrs. Theresa Scaturo both of Pueblo. Five grandchildren also survive. Rosary recitation in our Chapel of Memory at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 9:00 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven section, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1957 - Mrs. Clotilda Mastro. Funeral services will be held today from our chapel at 8:30 a.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be made in the Gate of Heaven Section, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1957 - Mrs. Clotilda Mastro. Funeral services will be held today from our chapel at 8:30 a.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be made in the Gate of Heaven Section, Roselawn Cemetery. I. G. McCarty in charge of arrangements.

Mastromonica, Pasqualina
Pasqualina Mastromonica - Pueblo Chieftain - February 08, 2006 - Pasqualina Mastromonica, 90, of Pueblo, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at the University Park Care Center's Colonial Room.

Mastronardi, Filomena
Filomena "Minnie" Mastronardi - Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 2006 - Filomena “Minnie” Mastronardi, 82, passed away Nov. 2, 2006. Survived by her children, Patricia (Glen Ray) Carlson of Pueblo, and Gary (Barbara) Mastronardi of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Sean Carlson, Joel (Abby) Kershaw and Jared (Amanda) Kershaw; great-grandchildren, Jack and Eli Kershaw; cousins, James and Tony DiIorio; and nephew, Mike DiIorio. Preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Mastronardi on Nov. 15, 2005; parents, Josephine and Tony DiIorio; and brother, Joseph DiIorio. Minnie was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Pueblo. Minnie and John were married on June 8, 1946, at Mount Carmel Church. Minnie retired from St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in 1986, as an x-ray clerk after 20 years of service. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and was a cook for Holy Family School for several years. Minnie was a great Italian cook and enjoyed crocheting. Her favorite pastimes also included crossword puzzles and reading romance novels. She was devoted to her husband, children, family and friends. She was a member of Ladies Fidelity of the Columbian Federation and Fraternal Order of Eagles. The family will receive friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services, Holy Family Parish, 2827 Lakeview. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Minnie's family thanks St. Mary-Corwin's pastoral care, nursing staff and student nursing staff; also Dr. Louise E. Schottsteadt for the compassionate care given Minnie. Those who desire may make memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation through Montgomery & Steward.

Masurett, Cyrus
Cyrus Masurett - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1880 - Death on the Rail - Engineer Dickman and Fireman Masurett meet a horrible death. The most serious and lamentable accident that ever happened on the Denver & Rio Grande road, occurred last Sunday noon, about six miles this side of Colorado Springs. The south bound train left Colorado Springs almost on time, and was booming along at its usual rate of speed when, without any warning whatever, the engine left the track and went down into the ditch, followed by the mail, express, and baggage cars, the passenger coaches keeping the track. The engine turned completely over, although there is no embankment at that place. When the engine turned over she sprung a leak either by the breaking of a steam pipe or otherwise, and a stream of hot scalding steam filled the engine cab, in the debris of which were both the engineer and fireman. The engineer was stunned by the fall or by being struck by some part of the engineer or falling cars, and probably never knew what struck him, but the fireman was less fortunate and was scalded to death, literally boiled alive. The agonies of such a death are too fearful to contemplate, and we will not dwell upon it further than to say that the flesh was fairly boiled from the bones of the unfortunate men. As soon as possible willing hands went to work removing the wreck in order to extricate the bodies of the unfortunate men, but owing to the escaping steam, which rendered it almost impossible to get near, the work was necessarily slow. Finally, however the fireman who was still alive was extricated, but he died soon afterwards. His name was Cyrus Masurett, and he lived at Port Sarnia, Canada. We understand that he had been employed by the Rio Grande Company only a short time before his untimely death. His remains were forwarded to his friends at Port Sarnia. The engineer, who died at his post, was better known in this city, where he had many friends, and was an honored and trusted servant of the company. His name was William Dickman, and he resided here. His remains were brought to this city Sunday evening, and the funeral took place yesterday afternoon at half past two o'clock. A large number of his late companions followed his remains to their last resting place. Rocky Mountain News - November 30, 1880 - Accident on the Rio Grande - The passenger train over the Denver and Rio Grande road on Sunday met with a serious accident below Colorado Springs. When within about five miles of that city, proceeding northward, a broken rail threw the engine from the track and dragged a portion of the train after it. The engine driver and fireman both endeavored to escape by jumping from the engine. The engineer, named Dickman, was killed instantly, and the fireman, named Mauseretta, was so seriously injured that he died in a few hours. The passenger cars turned over but fortunately no one was hurt except a few bruises and a slight shaking up. The passengers remained until a train could be made up, when they were taken forward on their journey. The body of the engineer, who leaves a wife and child, was taken to Pueblo for burial. The passengers had a very fortunate escape. Rocky Mountain News - December 2, 1880 - The Rio Grande - Nuggets of News from the Various Cities - Pueblo - The funeral of William Dickman, the engineer killed by the Colorado Springs accident on the Rio Grande, took place in this city yesterday afternoon. It was very largely attended. Deceased was well known and well liked in Pueblo, where he leaves a wife and three children. "Laying off will not buy shoes for my babies," were the last words uttered by the brave engineer as he pulled out his train on the fatal trip. He had been connected with the Rio Grande less than six months, previous to which he ran an engine on the Kansas Pacific. He was thirty-eight years of age and a man of a genial nature and steady habits. The fireman, Charles Mazaretto, killed with Dickman, was a native of Canada, whither his body has been forwarded.

Mata, Alfredo Nahum
Alfredo Nahum Mata - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2005 - Alfredo Nahum Mata, born in Mexico, D.F., July 27, 1945, passed away May 16, 2005. Alfredo was a musician all of his life, travelling Mexico, Europe, Canada and the United States. His trio entertained in local restaurants such as Nacho's, Rojas and Tres Margaritas. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rosa Nahum; children, Alfredo Jr., Jesus (Adelia) Edgar; and five grandchildren.

Mata, Hubert
Hubert "Flaco" Mata - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1987 - Hubert "Flaco" Mata, 20, died Oct. 12; 1987, in Liberal, Kan. Rosary, 6 p.m., Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, 10 a.m. to time of rosary.

Mata, Manuel Pete Jr.
Manuel Pete Mata Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1986 - Manuel Pete Mata Jr., 57, late of 2033 Bonnymede, died Feb. 2, 1986. Survived by his wife, Florence Mata, and children, Paula (Fred) Romero, Anna Jean (David) Sanchez, and Rudy (Loretta) Mata, all of Pueblo. Ten grandchildren also survive. Son of Manuel Mata Sr. of Pueblo and brother of Frank Mata and Gilbert Mata. Preceded in death by sister, Margaret Burton, March 1984. He was well known in Bessemer as a shoe-shine man at Larry's Barber Shop and Joe's Barber Shop. Evening service, 7 o'clock Tuesday, and funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, both services at Rivera Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Aragon of the Meranetha Church officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1404 E. 19th St., home of son, Rudy Mata.

Mata, Manuel Sr.
Manuel Mata Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1986 - Manuel Mata Sr., born June 15, 1898, in Saltillo Cuahila, Mexico. A Pueblo resident since 1921, died Oct. 14, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Mata retired from CF&I Steel Corp., 40-inch department in 1965 with 43 years of service. He is survived by two sons, Francisco Mata and Gilbert (Rose) Mata, both of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren. A dear niece, Aurora Herrera, and sister-in-law, Rayo Mata, also survive. Preceded in death by wife, Paula Mata, in October 1941; a daughter, Margaret Mata Burton, in April 1984; and son, Manuel Mata Jr., in February 1986. Mr. Mata was a member of Alianza Hispana Americana, Logia No. 80. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 2033 E. Routt, home of son, Gilbert Mata.

Mata, Nancy
Nancy Mata - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2005 - Nancy Mata, 48, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 13, 2005, at her home. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Victor, of the family home; sons, Victor (Angie Igou) Mata Jr. and Richard (Tiffany) Mata; parents, Raymond and Elsie Vigil; grandchildren, Kurstian and Amariah Mata; brothers, Zeke (Debbie) Vigil and Raymond (Stacie) Vigil Jr.; sisters, Henrietta (Jesse) Orosco, Loretta (Mike) Nielsen and Sandra (Lawrence) Ramirez; special friends, Nancy and George Hernandez and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Tafoya; maternal grandparents, Mary Olguin and Moises Ortiz; and her uncle, Cortie Tafoya. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2005, and a memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday; both services at our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.

Mata, Raymond
Raymond Mata - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 1986 - Raymond Mata, 4007 O'Neal, departed this life May 13, 1986. A lifetime Pueblo resident, he was born Jan. 9, 1939. Employed by CF&I Steel Corp. and served 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. An avid fisherman, he was a member of Fin and Feather Club, St. Francis Xavier Church, the Cursillo 30. Preceded in death by his father, Delfino Mata, in 1968. Survivors include his mother, Rayo Mata, Pueblo; children, Nancy, Michael and Mark Mata, all of Harrisburg, Penn.; one brother, Delfino J. Mata, Pueblo; three sisters, Virginia (Joe) Espinoza, Jennie (J.C.) Martinez and Maria L. Mata, all of Pueblo; and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Saturday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. Family will receive friends at 2 Archway.

Matarazzi, Rose E.
Rose E. (Holl) Matarazzi - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2006 - Rose E. (Holl) Matarazzi. Born Aug. 25, 1920, died Feb. 16, 2006. Born in Richardton, N.D., on Aug. 25, 1920, to Johann and Rose (Raskap) Holl. Rose Elizabeth was the fourth of 12 siblings. Being named after her mother, she was known as Rose E., which modified into "Rosie" to her family. A 1938 high school graduate of St. Francis Xavier School in Dyersville, Iowa, her first job was as a secretary with Vogenthaler Engineering in Dubuque, Iowa. She came to Oakland, Calif., in 1942, to be with her sister, Genevieve, while her sister's husband was in the Pacific Theater, WWII. In 1943, she was the first (and only) employee of a start up firm; Atlas Engineering in Oakland, Calif. She claims that her position was "bookkeeper, outside salesman, inside salesman and janitor." She began using her initials, R.E., in all business related correspondence to foil any prejudgment of an engineering company's representative being named Rose. In her business career, she was R.E. Holl. Atlas Engineering was the brainchild of engineer Theodore (Ted) M. Harrer whose first invention was an automated cherry stemming machine. During WWII, Atlas Engineering used its canning and manufacturing equipment to coat tin cans with non-reflective surfaces for the military. When the super-secret Manhattan District Organization was preparing America's atom bomb, Atlas Engineering was called upon to do some work on it. During the Korean Conflict, Atlas Pacific Engineering produced gun-turrets for tanks. In 1946, Atlas Engineering became Atlas Pacific Engineering, added the wholly owned Atlas Pacific Distribution and built a new 40,000 square foot factory in Emeryville, Calif. Atlas Pacific Engineering had become the major player in the fruit processing industry on the West Coast in less than three years. With growth came a corporate structure and Rose became secretary/treasurer of the parent company. Atlas expanded its canning machinery to apples, olives, peaches, pineapple, pears and fruit cocktail with clients including Del Monte, Dole, Hunt Foods, Libby and numerous European and Pacific companies. By the late 1950s, Atlas Pacific engineering was recognized as a world leader in the industry. If you notice the bottom of a pitted olive in your refrigerator has an "x" shaped hole in its bottom, it was most likely pitted on Atlas Pacific Engineering machinery. Rose always joked that Mr. Harrer improvised and used a phillips head screwdriver for a machine part. Rose loved to tell of the idiosyncrasies of canning machine design and engineering from pitting cling peaches (freestones were easy), putting the same number of maraschino cherries into every can of fruit cocktail or the trouble designing an automated peeler for pears so that the processed pears were pear shaped. That single innovation, made in 1953, gave Atlas Pacific a 75 percent share of the world pear processing market by 1964. In 1953, Atlas Pacific Engineering also designed new soda canning machinery for the Shasta Water Co. and became a pioneer in the design and building of machinery to put drinks in cans instead of bottles. Atlas Pacific Engineering also sponsored the Amateur Athletic Union basketball's Oakland Blue 'n Gold Nuggets (aka: Blue 'n Gold Bittners, Blue 'n Gold Atlas) 1947 to 1956. Miss Holl contracted venues, schedules and travel for the team and became the petite, unofficial den mother to such basketball greats as Don Barksdale, Dave Minor, Mike O'Neill and Ken Leslie. It was all part of her amazing job description. Miss Holl married Frank Matarazzi at St. Mary's Church in Walnut Creek, Calif., in June of 1951. Mr. Matarazzi was the vice president of Acme Galvanizing in Oakland, Calif. The Matarazzis resided in Walnut Creek, Calif., until they built their first home in Alamo, Calif., in 1956. Rose became vice president and the worldwide representative and business personality for the engineering company in 1955. Her travels took her all over the globe from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey and Italy to wherever machinery was needed for fruit processing. In 1964, R.E. Holl became the president of Atlas Pacific Engineering Co. A woman now headed a company that designed and manufactured machinery that freed a mostly seasonal, female work force from the labor-intensive canning factories. She was first named to Marquis' Who's Who in Executives of California in 1963, Who's Who in Commerce and Industry in 1964, Who's Who of Women in 1964, Who's Who in the West in 1967 and the World Who's Who of Women awarded in Cambridge England in 1973. Atlas Pacific Engineering was sold in 1968, relocated to Pueblo, Colo., in 1986 and now includes a sister company that makes those ubiquitous little stickers that code number fruits and vegetables for market identification. In 1982, Ms. Holl was named co-chair of the board of director's in lieu of the company accepting her retirement. R.E. Holl-Matarazzi officially retired from an emeritus position on the board of directors of Atlas Pacific Engineering in 2003 at the age of 83 after 60 years of active participation and leadership. Rose Matarazzi was a woman in the work place decades before the concept of feminism. She held that, as a woman in a man's world, she had the upper hand in controlling "the guys" because they were more afraid of her than she of them. When she came home at night, she was the perfect housewife, aunt and neighbor. Not having children of their own, Rose and Frank were the pied piper to all the neighborhood children and their nieces and nephews scattered throughout California, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Iowa. Her hobbies were poetry, gardening, collecting fine art reminders of her travels, cooking, interior decoration, family, her pets and shopping - definitely shopping. Senior Care was added to Rose and Frank's already busy lives from 1963 through 1975. In 1963, the Matarazzis moved Rose's parents from Dyersville, Iowa, to California to be near them and took care of them through their senior years. Likewise, "Grandpa Sam" (Salvatore) Matarazzi was brought from Frontenac, Kan., to a specially prepared guest apartment on their property to remain with them through the remainder of his life. Rose maintained that parental care was a most rewarding experience for her. The Matarazzis moved to Bend, Ore., in 1991. Mrs. Matarazzi served on the financial advisory board for a new school and church for St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Parish. Rose's husband, Frank, died in 1998. She is survived by eight brothers and sisters, 42 nieces and nephews including Christopher Carlo and Robert Chaney of Bend, Ore., and many friends throughout the world. Services were held in Bend, Ore., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave., Walnut Creek, Calif. Mass of celebration, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, St. Isidore's Catholic Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville, Calif. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, Calif. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Rose Holl-Matarazzi's name to The Alzheimer's Association, http://www.alz.org, or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research Organization, http://www.michaeljfox.org.

Mater, Elaine Z.
Elaine Z. Mater - Pueblo Chieftain - March 08, 2006 - Elaine Z. Mater, 58, of Pueblo, went to be with her Father in Heaven on March 4, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, LaVar and Eleanor Zesiger; brother, Paul Zesiger; and her dog, Chelsea. Survived by her children, Brian (Deena) Mater and Jason (Cassie) Mater; sisters, Konnie (Roland) Jenkins and Ruth Peterson; grandchildren, Amber, Kristen and Hannah; special friends, Pat Carrington, Angie Taylor, Scott Prater, Laura Prater and Betty Jo Prater; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Romero Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Imperial Cemetery, followed by releasing of doves.

Matern, Josephine M.
Josephine M. Matern - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2001 - Longtime Swink area resident, died March 15, 2001, in La Junta. She was born Sept. 12, 1910, in Weir, Kan., to Konrad and Johanna (Brashnicker) Resel. At age 6, she moved to the Arkansas Valley area in a covered wagon with her parents. She attended schools in Timpas and La Junta. She married Adam E. Matern on Nov. 26, 1928, in La Junta. The couple farmed in the Fairview area near Swink all of their married life. Josephine worked as a postal clerk in the Swink Post Office for nearly 20 years. She was a longtime member of the Catholic parish in La Junta, the DCCW, 59-year member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and was active in numerous other community organizations throughout her life. She is survived by her children, Pat (Charles) Haberman and Conrad "Buddy" (Marylyn) Matern, both of La Junta; sisters, Frances McKenzie of La Junta, Catherine Ellsworth of Fort Collins, Lucille (Ralph) O'Brien of San Bernardino, Calif.; brother, Frank (Jody) Resel of Aurora; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters; and four brothers. A vigil service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish in La Junta. Officiating will be Rev. Charles Sena and Rev. Dr. Robert Haberman. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Peacock Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the parish or to the charity of choice.

Matheny, Betty
Betty Matheny - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2003 - Betty Matheny In divine right order, Betty left this earth on September 7, 2003 to take her rightful place with God. Her memory will be cherished by Howard, her husband of 57 years and her two daughters Terrye Townley (Denver) and Vicki (Herb) St. Clair (Beulah). She will also be greatly missed by her “Sweetsie Babies” (her grandchildren), Christina (Mike) Kinnaman, (Seattle), Collette (Owen Beard) St. Clair, (Denver), Jeff Townley (Seattle) and great-grandson Tyler Kinnaman. Betty was born in Sterling, Colo. on May 24, 1926. She was a musician and an artiest. Her life was full of music from the time she was a little girl when she began playing the organ for the German Lutheran Church. She directed many church choirs and provided vocal and organ music for countless church services. She was also the director of the Pueblo Chapter of Sweet Adelines for many years and a member to the Tune Timers Barbershop Quartet. She leaves behind many beautiful paintings that capture the essence of her spirit. Betty's wonderful sense of humor, her loving and giving ways and her devotion to family and friends will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 10, 2003,10a.m. at Central Christian Church. Memorial gifts in Betty's memory may be made to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice.

Matheny, Gladys
Gladys Matheny – Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 1990 – Gladys Matheny, 91, passed away Thursday evening, February 8, 1990, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital after a short illness. Born in Pleasanton, Kan., she married Howard Matheny in Pueblo in 1916. The family operated a car dealership at Ninth and Santa Fe for more than 40 years. Gladys is survived by one daughter Grace (Mrs. John) Crutchfield of 105 Lakeshore Drive in Corpus Christi, Texas; two grandchildren, Howard Crutchfield of Austin Texas, and Catherine (Mrs. David) Light of Halfway, Oregon; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The cremains will be interred at the Memorial Chapel Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, in Corpus Christi on a future date.

Matheny, Howard D.
Howard D. Matheny - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 2004 - Howard D. Matheny , 82, husband, father, brother and grandfather went to be with the Lord, Oct. 19, 2004. Howard was born Nov. 21, 1921 in Ft. Morgan, CO. His wife, Betty preceded him in death in 2003. He is survived by two daughters, Terrye Townley (Denver), Vicki (Herb) St. Clair (Beulah); three grandchildren, Christina (Mike) Kinnaman (Seattle), Collette (Owen Beard) St. Clair (Denver), and Jeff Townley (Seattle); great grandchildren Tyler and Nat Kinnaman and soon-to-be Baby Girl Beard; and his brother Everett Matheny (Ft Moran). His loyal and faithful friends, Dick Henry and Ross Campbell also survive him. One of the most defining moments of Howard's life was the Normandy invasion on D-Day. He was a part of the second wave of soldiers who landed on the French shoreline to help liberate Europe. A second defining moment was his whirlwind courtship of Betty Mae Miller and their marriage in 1946. Together they raised 2 daughters and spoiled 3 grandkids. Howard always made his living as a salesman. Howard loved to dance, play cards and laugh. He was a prolific writer and at age 80 wrote his memoirs, My Heart Doesn't Beat Like Other Boys . He spent the last few years of his life in a nursing home where he continued to make friends and impact lives. Viewing Sat., 10am- 5pm and Sun. 12:00- 4 pm at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Service Mon., Oct. 25, 2004, 9:30am at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson. Reception immediately following. Donations in Howard's memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.

Mather, Charles
Charles "Chuck" Mather – Denver Rocky Mountain News - August 31, 2006 - Cone-zone crash kills road worker - Charles "Chuck" Mather is the 24th employee of CDOT killed in a work zone since 1951. A Colorado Department of Transportation worker was killed Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer plowed into a road surfacing crew on Interstate 25. Charles "Chuck" Mather, 34, of Beulah was pronounced dead at St. Mary Corwin hospital in Pueblo Wednesday. He had been working for CDOT since June 2005. His wife, Leena, 39, is expecting their first child in November. Four other people, including another CDOT worker, were also injured in the accident, which closed northbound I-25 at Walsenburg for much of the day. Traffic was diverted at Walsenburg and I-25 had been expected to be reopened at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The incident happened at 10:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-25, at mile marker 72, two miles south of Colorado City. Robin L. Kirkland, 35, of Pueblo, was driving a white 2000 Freightliner tractor-trailer loaded with 20 tons of rock. He was in the passing lane northbound on I-25 when he rear-ended a white 1996 Toyota pickup truck driven by Bette J. Waitman, 68, of Cheyenne. The semi, while partially on top of the pickup, then veered into the right lane, hitting Mather, who was operating a rototilling machine. Another CDOT worker, Gerald "Jerry" Buchanan, 48, of Boone, barely escaped by leaping off the side of the roadway, falling about 50 feet into a creek bed below. "He has two shattered ankles as the result of jumping from a bridge to avoid the collision," said Stegman. Buchanan was listed in fair condition at Peakview Medical Center Wednesday. Three other members of the CDOT crew were unhurt. Waitman and her husband, Jerry J. Waitman, 70, suffered minor injuries and were treated at St. Mary Corwin hospital. "We haven't had one of our employees injured or killed (in a cone zone incident) since December 2004," said Stegman. "It's unique for a car to crash through a work zone." "This is another needless tragedy on Colorado's highways," said Bob Torres, CDOT regional director. "These crashes are preventable if drivers would just slow down and use extra caution when driving near highway workers. The people working on our roadways are mothers, fathers, brothers and friends. Today is a very sad day knowing that an unborn child will never know its father." Mather is the 24th CDOT employee killed in a work zone since 1951. It was not known Wednesday whether speed, alcohol or drugs were factors, or whether Kirkland, who was also treated for minor injuries at St. Mary Corwin hospital, would be charged with any violations. Randall and Kathleen Engel, of Beulah, are listed as the owners of the semi, according to Colorado State Patrol spokesman Gilbert Mares. Randall Engel said Wednesday night that the tractor-trailer was being driven from Trinidad to Beulah, but declined to comment about the accident, other than to say Kirkland had worked for him for a long time, and that he "was a very good driver." Wednesday, Mather's family was struggling to deal with the loss. "I'm still trying to come out of the shock," said Mather's father, Larry Mather, 60, of Pueblo. "I didn't expect it, especially losing his mother a year and half ago. She had bad lungs, so we knew that was coming. But this was 100 percent unexpected." Chuck Mather, born in a suburb of Detroit, grew up in Pueblo, graduating from Coney High School in 1989. He worked for a small drywalling company for a few years before it went out of business. He then worked for M. Cline Construction in Pueblo for 12 years before taking a job with CDOT last year. "He loved his job with CDOT," said his father. "He loved the people he worked with. It was the best job he had. He liked the people and the way they did business." Larry Mather said his son was aware of the dangers of his job. "It was something that he always worried about because of the drivers," said his father. Chuck Mather married five years ago, and was anticipating the birth of his first child. He enjoyed hunting elk, deer, antelope and pheasant with friends. "He was a good son and a good brother," said Larry Mather. "He was an incredibly hard worker and he was more than well-liked." Services are pending. In addition to his wife and father, Chuck Mather is survived by two sisters, Louanne Mather of Mount Clemens, Mich., and Cheryl Mather of Pueblo, and a brother, Matthew Mather of Eastpointe, Mich. He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Mather, in May 2005.

Mather, Phyllis M.
Phyllis M. Mather - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2005 - Phyllis M. Mather, 56, passed away unexpectedly May 4, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Larry Mather; children, Louann (Greg) Valerio, Charles (Leena) Mather, Matthew (Marie) Mather, Cheryl (Marty) Adakai; nine grandchildren; mother, Marion Brush; and sister, Patricia (George) Schroeder. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Brush. Phyllis was co-owner/operator of the Bears Outdoor Power Equipment in Pueblo West. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception will follow immediately at the VFW Hall in Pueblo West. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the charity of choice.

Mathews, David
David Mathews - Huerfano World - July 19, 2001 - David McKee “Bud” Mathews, 87, died in Sun City, AZ, on June 30, 2001. Mr. Mathews was born in Walsenburg to Glen and Marion Mathews and grew up there. He was proceeded in death by his wife Jeannette (McCargish) Mathews in 1999. Mr. Mathews served in the U.S. Air Force from March 1942 to March 1946. He then attended the Colorado School of Mines, and after graduation, joined what is now Marathon Oil Company as a petroleum engineer. His entire career with the company was spent in Wyoming where he retired in 1984. He and his wife, Jeannette, moved to Sun City in 1999. David was a Mason, a Shriner and an Elk. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Lynn Allman, of Sun City, a niece and nephew, JoAnn (Mathews) Miller and Jack Mathews, both of the Los Angeles area. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, Fairfax Avenue and Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, or to the donor's charity of choice.

Mathews, David W.
Dr. David W. Mathews - Huerfano World - July 25, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1908: Died, Dr. David W. Mathews, 47, of typhoid. A native of Scotland, he came to Walsenburg in 1889. He leaves his wife Laura and sons Paul, Glen and Thomas. [Editor's Note: Dr. David W. Matthews died July 22, 1908. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, July 30, 1908, Page 1.]

Mathews, Edna Mae
Edna Mae Mathews - Huerfano World - April 4, 1991 - Edna Mae Mathews, 85, of Walsenburg, died Apr. 1, 1991, in Huerfano County Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born June 13, 1905, in El Capitan, NM, when she was a small child her family moved to Colorado. In February, 1937, she married Paul Mathews who was a medical doctor for 49 years. For 16 years after his death, she was a nurse for the city and county public health department. Mrs. Mathews is survived by her son, William Buechele, Pueblo; a brother, Olen P. Dick, California and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul Mathews. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the new hospital through the funeral home.

Mathews, Esther Florence
Esther Florence Mathews - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2002 - Esther Florence Mathews passed away Dec. 17, 2002, in Pueblo. Esther was born May 19, 1919, in Pueblo to Archie Dumbolton and Mary Mildred Brown. Esther graduated from Centennial High School in the 1930s. She was active in the Girl Scouts, YWCA and the Divine Science Church, volunteering many hours while her daughters were growing up. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds and was accomplished in reproducing porcelain dolls. Esther was preceded in death by two husbands, Charles H. Boustead and Harry Leonard Mathews; as well as a daughter, Jacquelyn Boustead. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Lohmiller of Goodyear, Ariz., Penelope Boustead of Colorado Springs; and a brother, James Gordon (Verna) Dumbolton of Portland, Ore. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Cremation, Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

Mathews, James E.
James E. Mathews - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1987 - James E. Mathews was born Nov. 24, 1989, in Kansas City, Kan., and passed away Nov. 1*, 1987, in Pueblo, where he had been a resident since 1919. Brother-in-law of John and Irene Reininger. Brother of Fred Mathews. Uncle of Betty, Marie and Walter Ketchem. Also survived by numerous other nieces and nephews. Preceded by his wife Nina E. Mathews in 1974. Service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Respects may be paid at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday.

Mathews, Lena
Lena Mathews - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2004 - Lena Mathews, age 86, died, May 5, 2004, of a pulmonary embolism at St Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. She was born March 29, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo. to Joseph and Virginia (Marino) Angelico. She was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School in June, 1936. She married Fred Mathews in June, 1938, divorced in 1960 and remarried Frank Sharp in 1961 and divorced in 1964. Lena was a wife, and mother to her five children and later worked as an LVN at Parkview and Colorado State Hospital. Later she worked at Meals on Wheels and Pueblo Driver's License Bureau through SRDA until she was 80 years and after a fall was unable to continue. She then spent her time at home doing crosswords, tending her plants, and visiting family and friends. She moved to Long Beach in 2001 to be nearer her daughter and son. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara and Dennis Mackewicz of Long Beach, Calif., sons Fred Mathews of San Jose, Calif., David Mathews and Steve and Kim Mathews of Pueblo; her grandchildren Jeffery, Douglas and Benjamin Mackewicz, Greg Mathews, Toni (Mathews) Ruzanski, Steve A. Mathews, and Shannon (Mathews) Teupell and great-grandchildren Taron and George Ruzanski, and Dustin and Chase Teupell. A rosary, on May 12 and a funeral mass on May 13 were held at St. Leander's Church. She was buried at Imperial Memorial Gardens, next to her daughter, Virginia who died in 1973.

Mathews, Robert A.
Dr. Robert A. Mathews - Huerfano World - May 25, 1989 - This Week in La Veta History - 1935: Died, Dr. R.A. Mathews, a resident for 38 years and hero of the 1899 smallpox epidemic, and Edwin L. Smith, local merchant since 1900. [Editor's Note: Dr. Robert A. Matthews died May 20, 1935. Obituary listed World Independent, May 21, 1935, Page 1.]

Mathews, Ruby Amanda
Ruby Amanda (Townsend) Mathews - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2003 - Ruby Amanda (Townsend) Mathews departed this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Aug. 12, 2003. Ruby was born Nov. 13, 1907, in Rosendale, Mo. She moved with her family to a homestead near Douglas, Wyo., in 1918. She was married to Lester Mathews in 1928. The couple had three sons, whom they reared to adulthood in several locations in Wyoming and Colorado, wherever work was available for her husband. Ruby's husband passed away in 1972, and her son, Richard, passed away in 1992. She is survived by two sons, Don and Gerald; two sisters; and a brother. She lived to love, inspire and enjoy eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A long-standing member of the Lynn Gardens Baptist Church, Ruby was loved and respected by all who knew her. She is remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother through good times and bad over her 95 years of earthly life. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Mathews, William George
William George Mathews - Huerfano World - June 10, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: William George Mathews, 68, longtime engineer for the Rio Grande, died and received an impressive funeral by the company.



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