The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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McDaniel, Andrew Brian
Andrew Brian McDaniel - Pueblo Chieftain - June 30, 2005 - Andrew Brian McDaniel, 14, born June 11, 1991, passed away June 20, 2005, due to a major head injury and drowning accident at the Kayak Park. Survived by his mother, Carol (Rudy Garcia) McDaniel; brother, Matthew (Victoria Anaya) McDaniel; sister, Leeann (Daniel) Miller; and brother, Benjamin McDaniel. Also survived by nephew, Jonathan; nieces, Alazay and Alexia; grandmother, Gloria Todd; aunts, Janet (Jeff) and Linda; uncle, Richard; and cousins, Chanda, Jerod and Lindley; numerous friends, loved ones and all whom he touched. Preceded in death by his father, James McDaniel; uncle, Steven; grandparents, Robert James Todd, and Colleen and Charles McDaniel. Andrew was an avid baseball player, who loved life and took everything to the edge. He never failed at anything he attempted and never lied. He was comical, funny and would do anything he could to bring a smile to someone's face. He was a student at Risley Middle School and would have been in the seventh grade. Andrew won seven medals in cross county - five bronze and two silver in his first year. His last project was raising money to buy a skateboard, he had saved $80. He would have played football at Risley this season. Cremation with a memorial service to be held, 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Contributions may be made in Andrew's memory at St. Paul United Methodist Church or Decibel Credit Union.

McDaniel, Charles William
Charles William McDaniel - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 1997 - Charles William McDaniel passed away Sept. 10, 1997. Survived by his loving wife, Iva Nell- two sons, Bill McDaniel, Pueblo, and Tom (Lois) McDaniel, Helena, Mont.- eight grandchildren, Jeff (Brandy) McDaniel, Sandi (Scott) Jansen, Chris McDaniel and Stacy McDaniel, Wesley, Brian, Nathan and Josie McDaniel- five great-grandchildren- sister, Cleo Razien- brother, Roy McDaniel- sisters-in-law, Tressie McDaniel, Wilda (Myron) Bodam and Winefred Tindell- numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Preceded in death by son, Buddy Ray. A member of the Masonic Blue Lodge No. 95, and Eastern Star. A longtime Pueblo businessman, he owned and operated McDaniel Plumbing on Pueblo's North Side for many years. He loved hunting and fishing, the Colorado mountains, and spending time with his family. , 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 1997, Comer Garden Chapel with the Rev. Morris Anderson officiating. Interment in Imperial Cemetery with graveside honors by the Masonic Lodge No. 95. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to either the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Challengers Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

McDaniel, Ellen
Ellen McDaniel - San Diego Union - August 5, 1907 - In this city August 4, 1907, Mrs. Adam McDaniel, widow of the late Adam McDaniel and mother of Chester, Gladys, and Alma of Pueblo, Colo. and Theron McDaniel of San Diego; a native of Iowa, aged 57 years, 3 months, and 22 days. Notice of funeral later. Colorado Resident Succumbs to Illness - Mrs. Ellen McDaniel, for more than twenty years a prominent teacher in the public schools of Southern Colorado, died in this city Sunday evening. She came here in hopes of recovering her health, but was too late. She was attended in her last illness by her four children, Theron, Chester, Gladys, and Alma whose loving ministry was unremitting to the last. Mrs. McDaniel was a woman of scholarly attainments and exemplary Christian character, and she will long be remembered by her innumerable friends in the field of her life's activities. Funeral services will be held at Johnson & Connell's Chapel at 2 p.m. today conducted by Rev. Bede A. Johnson of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church. San Diego Union - August 6, 1907 - Colorado Resident Succumbs to Illness - Mrs. Ellen McDaniel, for more than twenty years a prominent teacher in the public schools of Southern Colorado, died in this city Sunday evening. She came here in hopes of recovering her health, but was too late. She was attended in her last illness by her four children, Theron, Chester, Gladys, and Alma whose loving ministry was unremitting to the last. Mrs. McDaniel was a woman of scholarly attainments and exemplary Christian character, and she will long be remembered by her innumerable friends in the field of her life's activities. Funeral services will be held at Johnson & Connell's Chapel at 2 p.m. today conducted by Rev. Bede A. Johnson of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church.

McDaniel, James M.
James M. "Jim" or "Jimmy" McDaniel - Pueblo Chieftain - November 02, 1997 - James M. "Jim" or "Jimmy" McDaniel passed away Oct. 29, 1997, in Bakersfield, Calif. Jim was born on Feb. 14, 1927, and was raised on the farm of his parents, Chester L. and Gertrude J. McDaniel, in Greenhorn, Colo. He was the sixth of 10 children. Jim was a graduate of Rye High School and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1947. On Oct. 24, 1947, he married Mildred E. Myers, the daughter of Guy B. and Julia Myers, also from the Rye area. Jim moved his family to Coalinga, Calif., in 1955 and retired from Chevron Oil in 1985 after 28 years. He was a production foreman for the Coalinga and Kettleman Hills areas. Jim and Mildred moved to Bakersfield in 1987 to be closer to his family. While in Bakersfield, he worked for United Distribution, an oilfield tool distributor. Jim was a real cowboy at heart and an oilman by profession. He was compassionate to those in need and highly respected by all. A dedicated family man, and an advocate of higher education, he loved the outdoors and thought often of his youth in southern Colorado. Jim will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Mildred, with whom he just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary- three children, James Brett (Jeannine) McDaniel of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Randi Jamesa (Rod) Reinhardt of Bakersfield, Calif., and James Mark McDaniel of Encinitas, Calif.- five grandchildren, Megan Jeannine and Logan Brett McDaniel, Calen James and Jansen Guy Wood, and Kyle Jameson McDaniel- one brother- five sisters- and a special sister-in-law, Marion E. Wright. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, in the Rye Home United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Brookside Cemetery.

McDaniel, Leonard
Leonard "Len" McDaniel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2004 - Leonard "Len" McDaniel, born July 22, 1929, passed away Oct. 21, 2004, near Green Mountain Reservoir where he loved spending time. Survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Phyllis; their children, Mary Ann (Brad) Bryan, Christine (Tom) Pullara, Brent (Feliza) Vanek, Todd (Amy) Vanek, Carrie McDaniel, Aaron McDaniel; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He served in the Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Len obtained his bachelor's degree from Salem College, Salem, W.Va. After moving his family to Colorado, Len worked for the Pueblo District Attorney's Office and Coroner's Office for 15 years. He proudly served as a Board member of the Pueblo West Metro District and District Manager for 21 years. He was instrumental in founding the Pueblo West Softball and Sportsman's Associations. Donations may be made to Imperial Funeral Home in his memory. At his request, no viewing or services will be held. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct 24, at Pueblo West Recreation Center, 230 E. George.

McDermett, Henry Dale
Henry Dale McDermett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1987 - Henry Dale McDermett, late «f 35827 Hillside Road, passed away at a local hospital Jan. 13, 1987, following a lengthy illness. Born in Rails, Texas; a Pueblo resident since 1938. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Pauline, of the family home, and six daughters, Jene (Earl) McClain, Woodbridge, Va.; Linda (Pat) Thynne, North Pole, Alaska; Paula (Val) Udovich, Wellington, Utah; Sandy (Larry) Ashcraft, Judy (Bob) McLin of Pueblo; and Letitia McDermett, of the family home. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, including Karen (Ron) Lungu of Pueblo; three great-granddaughters; sisters, Fay Zublazing, Washington, Virginia (Lou) Diez, California, Donleta (John) Eveleigh, Pueblo; and brother, W. M. (Dorothy) McDermett, Fredericksburg, Va. Preceded in death by his only son, Dale Alan, on the same date, Jan, 13, 1967. Retired from Dana Corporation in 1962 after 23 years of service. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Friday. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 1987, Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Daniel officiating. Friends may call at the family home following interment.

McDermett, Pauline Iona
Pauline Iona McDermett - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2005 - Pauline Iona McDermett, 81, passed away Jan. 27, 2005, after a short illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale McDermett; and son, Alan. She is survived by her children, Jan Sheridan, Linda Thynne, Sandy (Larry) Ashcraft, Judy (Bob) McLin, Paula (Val) Udovich, Letti (Joe) Gallant, and Jeanne (Earl) McClain; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Demas; brother, Virgil Parberry; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; and special friends, Donna and Rita. Pauline graduated from Fowler High School and worked for Mountain Bell during WWII. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

McDermith, Kenneth
Kenneth McDermith - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1937 - Kenneth McDermith, services Monday, 2 p.m., our chapel [George M. McCarthy Funeral Home].

McDermott, G. B.
G. B. McDermott – Eagle County Blade – April 14, 1910 – G. B. McDermott, superintendent of the C. F. & I. at Tercio, died Monday night, aged 64.

McDermott, Jack
Jack McDermott - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2004 - Jack McDermott, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 28, 2004, in Salida, Colo., which became his home four months ago. He was born on Sept. 29, 1945, to Peter and Maxine McDermott, who preceded him in death. Survived by his daughter, Jackie McDermott; sister, Kittye Geanetta; special friend, Patti Wilson; and numerous relatives and friends. Jack was the owner of R.J.'s Heating & Air Conditioning, which served Rye and Pueblo for many years. He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1963 to 1965. Viewing, 1 to 2 p.m., and funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

McDonald, Alex
Alex McDonald - Huerfano World - March 26, 1992 -This Week in La Veta History - 1924: Alex McDonald died on the train traveling to California with his wife. Born in Scotland, he settled on Echo Creek in 1886 with his sister. 

McDonald, Alexander
Alexander McDonald – Durango Democrat – July 11, 1902 – Found Dead in His Seat – Passenger on D. & R. G. Train Died Near Pueblo – Colorado Springs, July 10 – Sitting bolt upright, though dead, in the drawing room car of the Denver & Rio Grande train No. 6, when it pulled into this city this morning from the south, was Alexander McDonald of Cleveland, Ohio. He is supposed to have died between Pueblo and this city. McDonald bore a ticket reading from Chama, New Mexico to Denver. As the train was pulling over La Veta pass yesterday the conductor noticed that McDonald was sick, but after a few moments he seemed entirely to have recovered. At Pueblo the train went into the charge of Conductor Hancock and shortly after leaving that city he punched McDonald's ticket without noticing anything apparently was the matter with the man. Just before reaching this city the conductor went into the drawing room and found the man dead. He was quite alone at the time. A sudden attack of asthma is supposed to have caused his demise. He was evidently a working man and only $11 was found on his person. He carried a pawn check on a Denver firm and it is supposed therefore that he had resided in Denver previous to his going to New Mexico. The body was carried on to Denver and now rests in the morgue in that city.

McDonald, Alexander
Alexander McDonald - Summit County Journal - October 31, 1913 - Forecasts Own Death - Trinidad Man Predicts His Death in Explosion - William Morgan, one of Victims of Dawson, N. M., Mine, Spoke of End Two Weeks Before - Western Newspaper Union News Service - Trinidad, Colo. - William Morgan, a former miner in this district, who was one of the men killed in the Dawson disaster, two weeks ago predicted his death in just such an explosion. He was entombed once in Pennsylvania and twice in Colorado, and upon each occasion narrowly escaped with his life. The body of Alexander McDonald, a pioneer Trinidad resident, one of the Dawson victims, was brought to Trinidad by his three sons, all of whom were employed in the Dawson mines.

McDonald, Alexander J.
Alexander J. McDonald – Pueblo Chieftain – May 1, 1916 – The funeral of the late Alexander J. McDonald will take place this morning at 8:30 from the McCarthy funeral chapel and at 8 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. The Rev. Father S. J. Schimpf will say mass for the dead. The burial will be on the family lot at St. Joseph's cemetery.

McDonald, Arthur A.
Arthur A. McDonald - The Kansas City Star - April 08, 1997 - Arthur A. McDonald, 91, Kansas City, KS, passed away April 5, 1997, at St. Joseph Health Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Fairway, KS; burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the church, where the Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Agnes Grade School. Mr. McDonald was born January 7, 1906, in Walsenburg, CO, and lived most of his life in the Rosedale area of Kansas City, KS. He graduated from Rockhurst High School. He worked for the Burlington Railroad for 47 years before retiring in 1972. He was the treasurer of the Railway Clerks Union. He served as a Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Kansas City, KS. Mr. McDonald played semi-pro baseball for the Rosedale Merchants and was active in establishing 3&2 baseball in Kansas City, KS, where he coached for many years. He had been an active member of St. Agnes Parish since 1938. He was a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Bishop Miege Boosters Club. He was a recipient of its ``Soft Hart'' award in 1976 for his pioneering work in filming sporting events for the coaches. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 1990. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth J. McDonald, Overland Park, KS, and A. Robert McDonald, Leawood, KS; one daughter, Patricia M. O'BRIEN, Roeland Park, KS; one brother, George P. McDonald, Shawnee, KS; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His greatest treasures were his family and his many friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel).

McDonald, Cheryl
Cheryl Deanna Henry Daffron McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 1999 - Cheryl Deanna Henry Daffron McDonald, 53, passed away Aug. 3, 1999. Survived by daughter, Cherie (Bryan) Daffron - son, Jimi (Tracy) McDonald - father, Miles (Sharon) Daffron - brothers, at (Bobbie) Henry, Lee (Pam) Daffron, Steve (Dorothy) Daffron, Jay (Becky) Daffron - sisters, Wendy (Ron) Bunch, Melissa (Greg) Cape, Melinda (Bob) Harrison- five grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service, 5 .m. Saturday, Lifeway Baptist Church Hall, 1007 Elm, Canon City, Colo.

McDonald, Dean Earl
Dean Earl McDonald, Ph.D. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Dean Earl McDonald, Ph.D. of Longmont died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. He was 68. Born Nov. 25, 1930, in Concordia, Kan.; the son of George and Dorothey (nee Bennett) McDonald. Both parents preceded him in death. He married Thelma LeDuc on Dec. 26, 1953, in Concordia, Kan., and moved to Colorado in 1959. He later moved to the Longmont area in 1973. After 13 years of teaching in public schools, Mr. McDonald went on to become the director of Arts and Humanities for an additional 13 years at Community College in Denver. He was the director of music at Holy Cross Church in Wheat Ridge, where he was an active member. He was also a private music educator. Mr. McDonald was a devoted husband, father and granddad. He had many interests, including fishing, woodworking and composing. He also enjoyed his time as director of the Longmont Chorale and guest conductor of the Longmont Symphony. Survivors include his wife, Thelma McDonald of Longmont; two sons, Sean McDonald and his wife, Laura Stretch of Loveland, and Stuart McDonald and his wife, Robin of Houston; a daughter, Denise Stewart; and her husband, Randy of Berthoud; two brothers Edwin McDonald of Pueblo and Robert McDonald of Great Bend, Kan.; and four grandchildren, Chad and Drake Stewart and Katelin and Sidney McDonald. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Maxine Matson. Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 15, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wheat Ridge, with the Rev. Arlyn Tolzmann officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4500 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, Colo., 80033, or Appellation Christian Foundation through the funeral home.

McDonald, Esther Mary
Esther Mary McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 1999 - Esther Mary McDonald, 81, passed away July 9, 1999 . Survived by her husband of58 years, Edwin E. McDonald, of the family home- daughters, Janet Mary(Walter) Randolph of Denver and Gayle (Dwight) Smith of Pueblo- grandsons, Bennett and Micheal Smith of Pueblo, Clinton and Matthew Randolph of Denver-numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, G. Cleve and Emily (nee Price) McCoy and brother, John McCoy. Born on Aug. 9, 1917, in Beattie, Kan. Esther earned a B.A. and a Masters degree in music from Marymount College in Salina, Kan. She later earned a second Masters degree in education. Esther and Edwin were married on Aug. 17, 1940. Esther was a member of First United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Chapter AU, Retired Teachers Association and Monday Music Club. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation Crematorium. will be held10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1999 , at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with Rev. Jean Schwien officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund through the funeral home.

McDonald, Faye
Faye McDonald – Huerfano World – November 24, 2005 – Faye McDonald, 54, died Monday morning at home. She is survived by her husband Michael and her two daughters, Elizabeth and Bernadette. Services are pending.

McDonald, Frank A.
Frank A. McDonald – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 26, 1872 – Frank A. McDonald, Esq., a well known citizen of Denver and for many years identified with the grocery house of Messrs. Stebbins & Porter, died quite suddenly at Canon City on Saturday last. The body was brought to Pueblo and immediately forwarded to Denver, the funeral being held under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity yesterday. Mr. McDonald leaves a large circle of relatives and friends, who mourn his unexpected death with the deepest sorrow. The deceased was a citizen that Colorado can ill afford to spare. Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – November 28, 1872 – Mr. McDonald, brother-in-law of Mr. James Clelland, of Canon City, being on a visit from Denver, on Friday, November 22nd, was taken very sick, and at about 9 o'clock at night died suddenly. He was without a family. The remains were removed to Denver for interment.

McDonald, George P.
George P. McDonald - Baldwin City Signal - June 25, 2006 - Baldwin City, KS - George P. (Ding-Mac) McDonald, 92, of Shawnee died June 6, 2006, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation and a rosary were Thursday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. The family suggests contributions to Catholic Charities. Mr. McDonald was born on Feb. 1, 1914, in Trinidad, Colo., to John and Kate Dougherty-McDonald. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Louise McDonald, and a daughter, Gail Beverlin. Mr. McDonald worked for Chevrolet Leeds Plant for 38 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Edith (Dee) McDonald; a son, Patrick McDonald; granddaughters, Diane Workman, Karen Vaille, Christy Hayes-Adams, Sandra Gerling; great grandchildren, Ashley and Brandan Vaille, Aislinn Bird, Casey, Austin and Dakota Hayes and Tyler Gerling. Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee (913) 631-5566.

McDonald, Helen
Helen McDonald - Huerfano World - June 9, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1950: Died, Helen McDonald, sister of Mrs. Pete Gross, Mary Tessari of California and John and Thomas Kmetz. Pueblo Chieftain - June 2, 1950 - Mrs. Helen McDonald, of 307 E. Orman at her residence June 1. Wife of Elmer McDonald. Mother of Mrs. Lenore Pachak and James Patrick McDonald both of Pueblo. Daughter of Mrs. Anna Kmetz, La Veta, Colo. Sister of Mrs. Mary Tessarl, Alhambra, Calif., Mrs. Pete Gross, La Veta, Colo., Mrs. Paul Levick, Kemmerer, Wyo., Thomas Kmetz, La Veta, and John Kmetz, Lakewood, Colo. Member of St. Patrick's Parish. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - June 4, 1950. Mrs. Helen McDonald Rosary recitation Sunday 7 p.m. Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Monday 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick's church. Interment Resurrection.

McDonald, John D.
John D. McDonald - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 17, 1915 - Wife Stumbles Over Husband's Body - Pueblo - Alarmed at the failure of her husband to return home for dinner, Mrs. John D. McDonald of Irving place, Pueblo, started to search for him in the woods where he had gone hunting. Late in the afternoon she stumbled over his body about a mile form home, a wound in his breast having caused death. His shotgun lay a few feet away, one barrel discharged. The coroner who viewed the body stated that the load had penetrated the heart and one lung, causing death.

McDonald, Joseph Edward
Joseph Edward McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2003 - Joseph Edward McDonald, 62, born Feb. 8, 1941, passed away Oct. 9, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Connie McDonald; sons, Duane and Chester McDonald; brother, Clarence (Polly) McDonald; and sister, Emma (Dick) Scrivner. Also survived by mother-in-law, Opal Bryson; sister-in-law, Trudy (Kenneth) Jensen; other in-laws and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother, Sarah McDonald; brother, Jesse McDonald; and sister, Ellamae DeFord. Joseph worked at the CF&I Steel Corp. for 38 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church and Boy Scouts of America. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America in his memory.

McDonald, Malcolm
Malcolm McDonald - Huerfano World - June 11, 1992 - Mac Dies - Funeral mass for Malcolm MacDonald, Walsenburg businessman, community leader and musician, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Mr. MacDonald died in Huerfano County Medical Center Monday, June 8, 1992 following a brief illness. Born June 30, 1919, in Walsenburg, he graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1936. He then attended the University of Colorado in Boulder before entering the Army Air Corps in 1942 during World, War II. As a first lieutenant navigator his plane was shot down over Germany in August, 1943 and he was a prisoner of war until 1945 when he and others were liberated by Patton's troops. After discharge as a captain, he returned to the United States and went to school at the University of Southern California. He married the former Irene Dallafior Apr. 28, 1949 in Walsenburg. Mr. MacDonald worked for Unfug Hardware, Pritchard Lumber and was owner/operator of MacDonald's Paint and Glass, all in Walsenburg, for several years. He spearheaded the building of low-income housing in Southeastern Colorado before becoming construction manager for the firm building fast food chains, particularly McDonald's Restaurants, which took him away from the community for long periods of time. He retired in 1983 and returned to Walsenburg permanently. During his years in Walsenburg he was a member of the BPOElks Lodge, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Chamber of Commerce. As an early member of Lions Club he often assisted in the production of the annual minstrel shows at the Fox Theater. He and musician friends formed the Good Ole jazz Band during that time and the group has continued to play and entertain at many county-wide events annually. Earlier this year he was named chairman of the Walsenburg Gaming Commission. Survivors include his wife, Irene, of the family home; a daughter Melanie Meyer, Denver; two sons, Jim MacDonald, Pueblo and Rob MacDonald, Louisville; a brother, Alastair MacDonald, Venice, CA; and four grandchildren. Burial will be in North St Mary Cemetery. At his request, the family prefers contributions to St. Mary School. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

McDonald, Mark E.
Mark E. McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2005 - Mark E. McDonald, 44, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 6, 2005, in Colorado Springs. Survived by his mother, Pauline M. McDonald of Pueblo; siblings, Jeanette (Rick) Miller of Aurora, Colo., Margaret McDonald of Pueblo, Mary (Guy) Hayes of Rock Springs, Wyo., John (Joan) McDonald of Pueblo, David W. McDonald of Rye, Colo., Judy Aspnes of Aurora, Rick (Val) McDonald of Colorado Springs, Loretta (Patrick) Burns of Pueblo and Debora (Silvey) Dominguez of Laramie, Wyo.; 19 nieces and nephews; 11 great-nieces and -nephews; aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by his father, John L McDonald; great-niece, Shelby A Sweet; grandparents, Mark and Rose Elich and William and Bertha McDonald. Mark was born Feb. 27, 1961, in Pueblo. Mark graduated from South High School in 1979 and worked as an electrician for Western Forge in Colorado Springs. Mark was a friend to all and would do anything and everything for anyone who asked. He was very good with his hands and meticulous in everything that he did. He especially enjoyed family gatherings where the family competed in sports and he more than ever enjoyed holding the babies, great-nephews and nieces. Mark took care of his mother. His family and friends will miss him dearly. Viewing, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling, with the Rev. Father Kevin Novack as celebrant. In lieu flowers and food, please make memorials to ACOVA, a Community Organization for Victim Assistance or Victim's Compensation Program through the funeral home.

McDonald, Martha A.
Martha A. McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2003 - Martha A. McDonald was born Jan. 29, 1928, in Hamlin Alberta, Canada, and passed away Feb. 28, 2003, in Pueblo, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. McDonald, Feb. 23, 2003; grandson, Michael A. Belew; brother, Paul Pelech; sisters, Sophie Timmons, Anne Lytwyn and Xenia Lytwyn. She is survived by stepdaughters, Carole A. Jones and Susan E. Belew; grandson, Shawn A. Belew; brothers, Edward Pelech, Ernie (Patricia) Pelech; sister, Catherine Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Anne Pelech. Also survived by three nieces; five nephews; two great- nephews; and two great-nieces. Martha graduated from Vilna High School in Alberta, Canada, in 1946 and went on to receive her nursing degree from Royal Columbian Hospital School of Nursing in New Westminster, British Columbia, September 1952. She became a registered nurse in November 1952. Martha received her bachelor's degree from Texas Women's University, May 1963 and became a U.S. citizen in September 1963. Martha worked at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas while studying for her nursing degree and later worked for the VA Hospital in Dallas. Martha continued her nursing career at the VA Hospital in Las Animas, Colo. then moved to Denver and completed her nursing career at the VA Hospital in Denver. After many years of dedicated care, she retired in the late 1970s. Martha and Robert were married May 5, 1972, in Denver and later moved to Howard, Colo., then settled in Pueblo in 1989. She was an active member of Our Lady of the Meadows Parish. Martha had many hobbies. She enjoyed needlepoint, stamp collecting, fishing, reading, bowling and was an avid Denver Broncos fan. She enjoyed time with family and was proud to be Honorary Grandma to her great-nephew and -niece, Michael and Nicole Schonebaum. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the funeral home, followed by recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, Our Lady of the Meadows, Pueblo, with interment to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver at 2 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Martha A. McDonald to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or Our Lady of the Meadows Church, Pueblo, Colo., through the funeral home office.

McDonald, Olive Pearl
Olive Pearl McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Olive Pearl McDonald, 97, passed away Feb. 23, 2004. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. McDonald; parents, Oliver and Nellie Mudd; son-in-law, John Shonk Sr. She is survived by her daughter, LaVone Shonk; grandchildren, Roberta Shonk, Colorado Springs, Colo., John (Pam) Shonk, Maryland, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.; great-granddaughter, Gailey Shonk; sister, Irene Hoff, Palm Desert, Calif. Olive was active with SRDA, the Irish Club and a member of Christ the King Parish. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Monday, March 1, 2004.

McDonald, Robert A.
Robert A. McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2003 - Robert A. McDonald, was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Greeley, Colo., and passed away Feb. 23, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. He is preceded in death by his brother, Harry McDonald; his grandson, Michael Belew; and son-in-law, Steven Jones. He is survived by his wife, Martha A. McDonald; two daughters, Susan E. Belew of Denver and Carole A. Jones of Orlando, Fla. Grandfather of Shawn A. Belew of Denver; honorary grandfather of Michael and Nicole Schonebaum of Aurora. He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews. Robert “Bob” graduated from Manual High School in June of 1942 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1947. He was discharged honorably when he contracted polio while in New Guinea. Bob worked at the Air Force Finance Center in Denver from 1951 to 1969. He lived in Howard, Colo., from the late 1970s until moving to Pueblo in 1989. Bob was very involved in the local PVA and Shrine clubs. After he retired, he served as the secretary and president of the PVA Chapter in Denver and was the secretary for the Englewood Shrine Club, Monarch Shrine Club and treasurer of the Pueblo Shrine Club. He received numerous award for his dedicated service. Through the years Bob enjoyed fishing, bowling, the Denver Broncos, Colorado sporting events and train collections. Bob died after a long illness with post-polio symptoms. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church. Interment, 11 a.m. Thursday, Fort Logan National Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to either the Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund or the Christian Science Church of Pueblo through the funeral home. At his request, there will be no viewing. For further information, please see

McDonald, Robert Webster
Robert Webster McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2000 - Robert Webster McDonald, 71, Gardner, Jan. 19. - Survived by wife, Lula Ann McDonald, and children, David McDonald, Gardner, Susan Bellotti, Colorado Springs, Linda Anstett, Kentucky, Karen Roller, Indiana, Alan McDonald, Florida, Daniel McDonald and Julia McDonald, California. Service, 3 p.m. Sunday, Gardner Methodist Church. Boies-Ortega, Walsenburg. Huerfano World - January 27, 2000 - Robert Webster McDonald, 71, of Gardner, died Jan, 19, 2000 at his home. Born Feb. 13, 1928 in Little Rock, AR, to Marion Webster and Vera Levillian McDonald, he served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Mr. McDonald worked as an electrical engineer for RCA Service Company, retiring and moving to the Gardner area. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lula Mae, Gardner; children, David McDonald, Gardner, Susan Bellotti, Colorado Springs, Linda Anstett, Kentucky, Karen Roller, Indiana, Alan McDonald, Florida, Daniel McDonald and Julia McDonald, California; a sister, Dorothy Salata, Maryland; a brother, William McDonald, Oregon; 50 grandchildren; two-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was from the Gardner Methodist Church. Cremation.

McDonald, Roland
Roland McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - January 28, 2000 - Roland McDonald, 87, passed away Jan. 25, 2000, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Anthony, Kan.

McDonald, Ruth Harriet
Ruth Harriet McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1986 - Mrs. Ruth Harriet McDonald passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by her children, Raymond W. McDonald, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Janis McCambridge, Aurora; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by a sister, Mrs. Eula McFarlane, sister-in-law, Bessie O'Connor, both of Pueblo, and several nieces and nephews. Born Oct. 18, 1898, in Anthony, Kan., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. Preceded in death by her husband, Ray McDonald, in 1981. Member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the B of RT. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rouch Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. John Ross, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may contribute to the SRDA direct or through the funeral home office.

McDonald, Sarah E.
Sarah E. McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - July 16, 1999 - Davis Sarah E. McDonald passed away July 14, 1999 , in Pueblo. Sarah was born on May12, 1917, in the Burnt Mill Community and had lived in Rye for the last 46 years. She was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rye Ward. Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by her husband, Lester- and her children, Jessie McDonald and Ellamae DeFord. She is survived by her children, Clarence (Pauline) McDonald of Boulder, Edward(Connie) McDonald of Pueblo, Emma (Richard) Schrivner of Rye- a sister, Anna Eberwien of Pueblo- as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. McDonald will lie in state at the mortuary from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 17, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rye with interment to follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye. Donations in memory of Mrs. McDonald may be made to the LDS Church, direct or through the mortuary.

McDonald, Stella
Stella McDonald - Wray Gazette - August 19, 1904 - Miss Stella McDonald, principal of the Central high school at Pueblo, and Dr. Ames D. McGregor, who were both lost in the Eden wreck, would have been married in a few weeks, their engagement having been announced during the last month.

McDonald, Thomas
Thomas McDonald - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - August 13, 1874 - Mr. Thomas McDonald, a well known hotel proprietor, of Santa Fe, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head, a few days since.

McDonald, Thomas Eugene Sr.
Thomas Eugene McDonald Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 1986 - Thomas Eugene McDonald Sr., late of 33550 Highway 96 East, died after a lengthy illness, March 9, 1986. Survived by his wife, Mary; children, Debra (Jim) Thomas, Pueblo, Thomas E. McDonald Jr., Fort Sill, Okla., Sherry Ann and Brenda Lee McDonald, Pueblo. Also survived by his mother, Frances L. McDonald, Pueblo; brothers, Jerry (Teresa) McDonald, Phoenix, Ariz., and Clyde (Frances) McDonald, Pueblo. Born Nov. 5, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn. Pueblo resident since March 15, 1975. Mr. and Mrs.; McDonald were married Jan. 10, 1964, in Seattle, Wash. Served in the U.S. Navy. Graveside service, 2 p.m. March 12 at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. J. M. Phillips officiating. Graveside rites by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

McDonald, William H.
William "Bill" H. McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1987 - William "Bill" H. McDonald, 63, of Sarcillo Canyon, Weston, Colo., died Nov. 19, 1987, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Visitation for Mr. McDonald will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until time of service Monday at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Monday at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, with Pastor Jon Anderson officiating. Interment at Masonic Cemetery, with graveside military honors by Fort Carson Honor Guard. The family may be contacted at 401 W. North Ave.

McDonald, Yvonne A.
Yvonne A. McDonald - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 2001 - Age 70, of La Junta, died Jan. 8, 2001, at her daughter's home in Cheraw. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish. Inurnment at a later date in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association.

McDonnall, Irma C.
Irma C. McDonnall - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1987 - Irma C. McDonnall, of Brownsville, Texas, died Dec. 9, 1987, in Brownsville. Mrs. McDonnall was a native of Lyons, Neb., and was a Pueblo resident from 1935 to 1977, moving to Texas in 1977. Mrs. McDonnall was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Cactus Rebeka Lodge No. 24, past State President of Rebeka Assembly in Colorado, past State President of Auxiliary of Patriach Militant of Colorado. Mrs. McDonnall was preceded in death by a daughter, Lavonne Wood, in 1980. Survivors include her husband, Ralph H. McDonnall of Brownsville; two daughters, Dr. Margaret Stamps of Corvallis, Ore., Karen McAllister of Fairragut, Iowa; one sister, Amelia Oltjenbruns of Holyoke, Colo. Survived also by 10 grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Edward W. Paup of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Imperial Memorial Gardens.

McDonnell, Helen M.
Helen M. McDonnell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 29, 1986 - Helen M. McDonnell, late of Pueblo, died Friday, March 28, 1986, in a local hospital. Survived by sister, Irene Smith, Pueblo; brother, John W. Stine, Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born May 9, 1909, in Colorado Springs. Pueblo resident for 78 years. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematory. No services.

McDonnell, J. J.
Dr. J. J. McDonnell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1952 - Dr. J. J. McDonnell, of 1031 Lake Ave., Oct. 14. Father of Sister John Chrysostom, Albuquerque, N. M., Sister Anastasia, Denver, J. A. McDonnell and Mrs. Eileen McDermett, Pueblo and Mrs. Tres Temmerman, La Crescenta, Calif., Brother of Archie McDonnell, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Survived also by seven grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Nellie Fitzpatrick McDonnell, preceded him in death, having passed away Aug. 4, 1945. Member of St. Patrick's parish. Dr. McDonnell was invested with Papal honors as a Knight of St. Gregory, Dec. 11, 1949. He was a charter member of Pueblo Council No. 557, Knights of Columbus a life member of the BPO Elks Pueblo lodge No. 90, a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus and the Chalice Club of the Assembly. He was a member also of the Pueblo County and Colorado State Medical Societies. Service announcements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1952. Dr. J. J. McDonnell. Rosary recitation for the Religious will be held at the family home at 4 p.m. Thursday. Rosary recitation for the Knights of Columbus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and the rosary recitation for the general public will be at 8 p.m. at the family home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the residence and a Solemn Requiem high mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment Roselawn.

McDonnell, J. P.
J. P. McDonnell - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 27, 1923 - Pueblo - One bridge carpenter was killed and four others seriously injured when a gasoline speeder was struck by an engine and caboose on the Denver & Rio Grande Western west of Florence. J.P. McDonnell died of his injuries. The men are bridge carpenters engaged on reconstruction work on the Denver & Rio Grande Western.

McDonnell, Thomas Samuel
Thomas Samuel "Sam" McDonnell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2000 - Thomas Samuel "Sam" McDonnell, 69, passed away Oct. 25, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Mary McDonnell; three brothers and one sister. Survived by his five children and six grandchildren. At his request, cremation has already taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

McDougal, Everett Wayne
Everett Wayne McDougal - Pueblo Chieftain - March 06, 1986 - Everett Wayne McDougal, a Pueblo resident for most of his life, passed away March 5, 1986. Mr. McDougal was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and the Fin and Feather Club. He had worked in the Rail Mill at CF&I and retired from there in 1974 after 47 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mary Paulyne McDougal, whom he married on Aug. 19,1933; one daughter, Sharon K. (Steve) Nickovich of Aurora; one brother, Lyle H. (Jennie) McDougal, and two nephews, William and Richard McDougal, all of Pueblo; two nieces, Peggy (Louis) Foss of Pueblo and Diane Judd of Topeka, Kan.; and many friends. Mr. McDougal was preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Myrtle McDougal; two sisters, Dorothy and Pauline; and his father and mother-in-law, J. W. and Edythe Dutcher. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenneth Fineran and Jim Turner of the Faith United Methodist Church officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations in Mr. McDougal's name to the Faith United Methodist Church through the funeral home office.

McDowell, Ann
Ann MacIndoe McDowell - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1986 - Ann MacIndoe McDowell, 77, of Boulder, died Oct. 15, 1986, at Boulder Community Hospital. Born on March 19, 1909, in Pueblo. She was the daughter of John and Christina Campbell MacIndoe. She married James L. McDowell on Aug. 5, 1933, in Pueblo. A homemaker and an alumnus of the University of Colorado, she moved back to Boulder in 1966. She was a member of PEO Chapter CZ, Boulder Alumni of Chi Omega Chapter Zeta, the University of Colorado Directors and Presidents Club and First Presbyterian Church, Boulder. Survivors include her husband, James, Boulder; two daughters, Joanne Napier of Englewood and Nancy Moor of Boulder; and three grandchildren. Services were held in Boulder. Contributions in Mrs. McDowell's memory may be made to the American Heart Association. 1280 S. Parker Rd., Denver, Colo., 80231.

McDowell, Crystal Beth
Crystal Beth McDowell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2003 - Crystal Beth McDowell, 18, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 24, 2003. Born Aug. 8, 1984, in Pueblo, Colo. She was a loving and devoted mom and daughter. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Lawrence McDowell; great-grandmother, Mary Lemon. Survived by her daughter, Bethany Rose; fiancι, Brandon Anschutz; parents, John and Nancy; sister, Tiffany McDowell; grandmother, Ruth McDowell; stepfather, Jeff Valdez; brother, Tommy Cotton; paternal father, Jerry (Kitty) Cotton. Also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. She enjoyed being in the Centralians at Central High School, she loved dancing, art and writing. Viewing, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and funeral service, noon Saturday; both at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in care of Romero Funeral Home. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

McDowell, Eliza
Mrs. Eliza McDowell – Newspaper Unknown – Date Unknown – Died From Excitement - Mrs. Eliza McDowell Witnesses a Runaway and Immediately Succumbs - A runaway horse attached to an express wagon, so excited Mrs. Eliza A. McDowell, a lady 54 years of age that she died a few minutes after of heart failure. Mrs. McDowell has lived with her son John, at No. 1164 S. Fifteenth Street, which is at the corner of S. Fifteenth Street and W. Twelfth Avenue.  Last night about 7:30 o'clock she was sitting looking out of an upstairs window onto W. Twelfth Avenue.  Suddenly a horse attached to an express wagon ran by. "Oh look at that," exclaimed Mrs. McDowell and she jumped up, in spite of her years, ran down the stairs and out to S. Fifteenth Street as spry as a girl of 16 years. Her lady companion and her son followed her leisurely to the gate. The runaway horse was stopped at the intersection of the two streets.  Mrs. McDowell, having no more to interest her, silently turned away and entered the house, leaving her two companions at the gate. Her son John seemed to divine that something was wrong, and turning around hurried into the house after his mother.  He found her lying at the head of the stairs with her head and shoulders resting on the landing.  He summoned assistance and his mother was conveyed to her bed. She was dead, however, and all efforts to resuscitate her were useless. Her son and friends think the sudden excitement of the runaway horse so worked on her that heart failure followed. No definite arrangements for the funeral have been made, but it will probably be held tomorrow afternoon.  Mrs. Morgan of Pueblo is a daughter of the deceased, and the funeral arrangements are postponed awaiting her arrival. Newspaper and date not known - Died Eliza A. McDowell - Eliza A. McDowell, sister of ex-Governor A. C. Hunt, May 29. Funeral at 2 o'clock today from residence, friends invited.  

McDowell, Florence Mildred
Florence Mildred McDowell - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2005 - Florence Mildred McDowell, 92, passed away in Wichita, Kan., on Feb. 18, 2005. She was born June 21, 1912, in Missouri. Florence is preceded in death by her husband, James F. McDowell. Survived by her daughter, Evelyn Jo (George) Woodyard, of Kan.; son, Richard (Carmela) McDowell, of Colorado; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Florence was raised in Manzanola, Rye and Pueblo. She was a member of the Pueblo Eagle's Lodge. In lieu of flowers, Florence wished that in her name, you would make a donation to your special charity. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

McDowell, Helene H.
Helene H. McDowell - Pueblo Chieftain - June 09, 2000 - Helene H. McDowell, 92, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away June 7, 2000. Mrs. McDowell is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, J.H. McDowell, who passed away Jan. 12, 1997. Born in Raton, N.M., Mrs. McDowell came to Pueblo in 1932. Member, Bethlehem Baptist Church & Pearl Smoot Missionary Society for many years, and was housekeeper for Funeral Home for 33 years, retiring in 1982. Survived by three daughters, Helen Martin, Sharon E. Smith, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Kay (Shadrach J.) Thomas, Pueblo; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; also survived by two nephews, Elmer Harris of Kansas City and Edgar Mason, Denver; cousin, Thelma Young, Pueblo, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, Saturday, June 10, 2000, 3 p.m., Rose Chapel. The Rev. F.L. Chandler, Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the service, 1044 Spruce St.

McDowell, Lawrence
Lawrence Larry "Shortly" McDowell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1998 - Lawrence Larry "Shorty" McDowell, age 63, passed away Aug. 22, 1998. Born Jan. 29, 1935, in Grand Junction, Colo., to the union of Faye Dennerline and Vernon McDowell who precede him in death. Also preceded in death by brother, Carl- and sister, Hazel Degi. Survived by loving wife, Ruth McDowell- sons, Coy (Janet), Lonnie (Kay) and Timothy (Carrie) McDowell- daughter, Nancy (John) Duvall- and nine grandchildren, all of Pueblo- sisters, Bertha Montoya of Las Vegas, Nev., and Helen Latka- and brother, George McDowell, both of Pueblo- and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Mr. Lawrence McDowell retired from CF&I in 1983 and made deliveries for kitchen design for eight years. Sat up at flea markets on weekends until health got him down and he was no longer able. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Lane.

McDowell, Louis Bruce
Louis “Bruce” McDowell - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 2009 - Louis “Bruce” McDowell

McDowell, Martha
Martha McDowell – Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2000 - Martha McDowell, 93, passed away Dec. 28, 1999. Preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Markel, in 1959, and her second husband, William McDowell, in 1997. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born Sept. 17, 1906, in Freeman, S.D. Martha will be remembered and cherished for her humor, fairness, compassion, understanding and zest for life. Member of First Baptist Church; Fidelity Chapter No. 144, O.E.S.; Laurel Court No. 16, Order of Amaranth; San Isabel Chapter No. 7, White Shrine of Jerusalem and Cactus Rebekah, Lodge No. 24. She will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Wayne Dvirnak officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to First Baptist Church or American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

McDowell, Ronald
Ronald "Ronny" McDowell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2001 - Born Nov. 3, 1942, in Colorado Springs, Colo., went to be with the Lord Aug. 10, 2001. Survived by his son, Alan (Dayna) McDowell; Alan's mother, Tona McDowell; mother and father, Marjorie and Bruce McDowell; brother, John (Mary Ann) McDowell; nieces, Kim and Brittany Groves and Melissa McDowell; nephew, Shawn (Darla) McDowell; numerous cousins; and special friends, Cindy McDowell, Bill and Frances Shelton and Bob and Darla Graff. Ronny's passion was stock car racing, in which he excelled, winning numerous local and state championships. He was inducted into the Colorado Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. Ronny will be sadly missed by friends and family and all of his racing fans. Service at First United Methodist, 11th and Court, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at 10 a.m. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make contributions to the Diabetes Association in Ronny's memory.

McElroy, Donna M.
Donna M. McElroy - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 5, 2008 - Donna M. McElroy, 66, a former resident of Pueblo and a resident of Colorado Springs area for the past 18 years, passed away on March 3, 2008 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born March 30, 1941 in Creston, Iowa to John and Mary Law Fees. Donna was an active member at Grace Episcopal Church. She was an Artist and Musician. Donna taught Art at Centennial Elementary School. She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, the Seratoma Club and the Sweet Adeline's. Donna is preceded in death by her father John Fees. Donna is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Lynn Frerichs of Alexandria, Virginia, a son, Phillip Edward Frerichs of Dover, Delaware, her mother Mary Fees of Corning, Iowa, brothers, Thomas Connor Fees of Iowa City, Iowa and Timothy John Fees of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and her beloved Corgi, "Murphy". Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, March 7, 2008 at Blunt Mortuary 2229 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 8, 2008 at First Christian Church 16 E. Platte Ave in Colorado Springs. The family requests that memorial donation be made to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center or Penrose St. Francis Hospital through the funeral home office.

McElroy, Thomas
Thomas McElroy - Wray Gazette - October 8, 1909 - Thomas McElroy, aged seventy, and said to be the oldest active plumber in the state, dropped dead in his shop at Pueblo on the 4th inst.

McElvain, Onita F.
Onita F. McElvain - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 19, 1990 - Onita F. McElvain, 71, of Pueblo died Friday at a Pueblo hospital. She was a telephone operator in Calhan and at the Air Force Academy. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Calhan Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Fortenbaugh officiating. Mrs. McElvain was born April 13, 1919, in Calhan to Bert and Irene (Glaser) Skaggs. She lived in Calhan until moving to Pueblo in 1986. Mrs. McElvain attended Calhan High School. She was married June 15, 1937, in Raton, N.M., to Ernest McElvain, who died April 15, 1980. Mrs. McElvain is survived by two sons, Roger of Longmont and Douglas of Pueblo; a brother, Bertram Skaggs of Calhan; a sister, Eleanor Pitzer of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Colorado Springs, 12 N. Meade Ave., Colorado Springs 80909.

McElvain, Roger Coy
Roger Coy McElvain - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 21, 2002 - Roger Coy McElvain, 63, died Monday, May 13, 2002 at his home in Ouray, CO. Roger was born in Colorado Springs on May 28, 1938 to Ernest and Onita (Skaggs) McElvain. He graduated from Calhan High School and Colorado State University. He taught Industrial Arts in Briggsdale, Sedgwick, Security, and Estes Park. He married Joyce Phelps on November 8, 1980 in Greeley, CO. Later he and his wife managed Retirement Homes in Pueblo and Longmont. They also served as resident managers at Park Towers in Denver. He enjoyed model airplanes, electric trains, and photography. He valued his family, especially his grandchildren: Kirsten, Louie, and Paul Cangilla, Tony and Demi Ball, Chris, Sarah, Mary Anne, and Amber Hughes, Brande Goracke, and Felecia Huber. Survivors are his wife Joyce McElvain of Ouray, daughters Darcy Cangilla and husband Lou of Greeley, Shelley Ball of Eaton, stepsons Lonnie Hughes and wife Kathy of Ouray, Donnie Hughes of Liberal, KS and stepdaughter Jodie Goracke of Dumas, TX, 11 grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, and a nephew. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at the United Methodist Church in Calhan, CO. Contributions may be made to the Roger McElvain Memorial Fund in care of the First National Bank of Ouray.

McElvain, Walter
Walter McElvain - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2003 - Walter McElvain passed away Feb. 10, 2003, in Pueblo. Walter was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Wakeeney, Kan. He was a graduate of the University of Denver and was employed as a bookkeeper at CF&I Steel Mill for many years before retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during WWII and was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ernest McElvain, in 1980; and sisters, Elva Welch and Lola Higbee, both in 1998. Walter is survived by his daughter, Karen McElvain of Colorado Springs; brother, Clyde McElvain of Englewood; sisters, Thelma McElvain of Colorado Springs and Edna McElvain of North Dakota; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. No public viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

McEntee, Dorothy Elizabeth
Dorothy Elizabeth (Hoffenkamp) McEntee - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2006 - Dorothy Elizabeth (Hoffenkamp) McEntee, 94, passed away Jan. 10, 2006, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Paul McEntee; son, Ralph McEntee; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Hills; and brother, Harold Hoffenkamp. Survived by her daughter, Carole (Jim) Hottinger of Pueblo West; grandchildren, Jim (Diane) Hottinger Jr. of Westminter, Colo., Lisa Barnes of Layton, Utah, Julie (Stephen) Heare of Colorado Springs and Sharon (Gervais) Hills of Johns Island, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren. Dorothy was born June 30, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., and was a resident of Pueblo since 1988. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Graveside service will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Chicago.

McEntire, Bernard Wilce
Bernard Wilce "BW" McEntire - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2005 - Bernard Wilce "BW" McEntire, 85, passed away Sept. 26, 2005, in Canon City. He was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Pueblo, Colo., to John and Mittie (Hensley) McEntire. "Mac" graduated from Penrose High School in 1939. He farmed in Penrose and had a custom hay-baling business in Wiley, Colo. Mac also was in the sheriff's posse in Prowers County. He also served on the Town Council in Wiley and later worked at the Cattle Feed Yards in Lamar. Mac was longtime member of the IOOF Lodge and served as Past Grand in Lamar. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He moved to Canon City in 1985. He is survived by sister, Betty Lynch of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Dorothy McEntire and Twila McEntire; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, Holt Chapel of the Garden. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice West or to a charity of one's choice.

McEvoy, Blanche
Blanch McEvoy - Huerfano World - January 18, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1917: Died, Mrs. William McEvoy, after just two years of marriage, whose husband is county commissioner and a rancher on the Wahatoya. [Editor's Note: Blanche McEvoy died January 1917. Obituary listed World Independent, January 19, 1917, Page 1.]

McEvoy, Joyce
Joyce Cavanaugh McEvoy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2000 - Joyce Cavanaugh McEvoy, 81, passed away April 9, 2000. Preceded in death by her parents, Richard F. and Margaret P. Cavanaugh. Survived by her daughter, Susan (Tom) Franklin of Harvard, Ill.; son, Carle (Pat) McEvoy of Pueblo; brother, Dick Cavanaugh of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren; and numerous friends. Joyce was born in Chicago on July 12, 1918. In 1947, she moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she raised her family. In 1988, she moved to Pueblo. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial scripture service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand, with Rev. Father Ronald Roche officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery Garden Columbarium.

McFail, Gloria
Gloria McFail - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2001 - Age 52, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at University Hospital in Denver after a lengthy illness. She has gone home to her God and her Angels. Born June 16, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas, Gloria was a graduate of Fox Tech. She attended business school and worked as a data processor for, among others, Sears and EDS Systems. At the time of her death, she was an advertising and layout specialist for The Pueblo Chieftain. Gloria was active in her community and she enjoyed taking part in many holistic and wellness activities. She also was an accomplished stained glass artist. An animal lover, she was a member of the United States Dog Agility Association, the top competition venue in the growing worldwide sport of dog agility. Two of her "rescued" dogs, Bitsy, a Chihuahua mix, and Bear, a Bichon Frise, qualified in regional meets for the national finals of the USDAA before her illness forced her to retire from the physically demanding competition circuit. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband, Eric, of Pueblo West; stepdaughters, Janet (Wayne Uyatiny) McFail of Pine Junction, Colo., Jennifer (Tony) Hernandez of Tallahassee, Fla., Dr. Julie A. McFail of Woodstock, Ill.; and stepson, Christopher McFail of Lakewood, Colo.; special friend, Rose Geremia of Pueblo West; her mother, Ascencion Ortiz of San Antonio; her mother-in-law, Teresa Leader of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters, Santa (Adam) Barrientes, Diana (Joe) Rieger, Patricia (Joseph) Baez and Sandra (Emilio) Pena, all of San Antonio; brothers, Jose (Sylvia) Villanueva, Peter Ortiz, Gilbert (Mary Ann) Ortiz, Leroy (Minnie) Ortiz, Danny (Michelle) Ortiz; and her favorite niece, Lisa (Mando) De Le Cruz; and numerous other nieces and nephews, all of San Antonio. There will be no viewing. By her wishes, cremation. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 14th and Main streets. In memory of Gloria, in lieu of food and flowers, contributions to the Pueblo Animal League and its noble cause would be appreciated. Memorials may be made through the funeral home office.

McFarland, Catherine A.
Catherine A. McFarland – Pueblo Chieftain – February 16, 1955 – Mrs. Catherine A. McFarland, widow of the late Elmer McFarland, a former resident of Pueblo, died Monday at Scottsdale, Ariz., following an illness of several months. Survived by her father, Joseph L. McGonigle, Riverside, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Paul West, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mrs. Fred Romp of Wetmore, Colo.; and a brother, Bernard McGonigle of Eureka, Calif. Services in our Chapel of Memory (T. G. McCarthy), Saturday at 2 p.m. To Roselawn.

McFarland, Charles E.
Charles E. McFarland - Wray Rattler - May 30, 1918 - Charles E. McFarland of Pueblo died in France May 22 of pneumonia, according to a telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. McFarland of La Junta.

McFarland, Eldon David
Eldon David McFarland - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2004 - Eldon David McFarland, age 68, passed away May 13, 2004, in Canon City. He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Fort Morgan, Colo., a son of the late Edward Lee and Helen Augusta (McCullough) McFarland. Eldon is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Patty (Don) Davidson-Porter of Mission Viejo, Calif., Peggy Davidson-Holmes of Silver City, N.M. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Holt Family Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with the Rev. James King as celebrant. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box 1796, Canon City, CO, 81226, or to the St. Michael's Building Fund.

McFarlane, Betty Ann
Betty Ann (Elizabeth) McFarlane - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2004 - Betty Ann (Elizabeth) McFarlane entered eternal life with her friend and savior, Jesus, on May 4, 2004. Betty Ann was born in Boulder, Colo., to Franz and Dorothy (Schaefer) Wind Jr. on June 22, 1939. She was a loving wife, devoted mother of six, grandmother of 14, homemaker, teacher of children and teens in Districts 60 and 70 and parochial schools in Pueblo, and a storyteller about Jesus. She was a jubilant lady who delighted in life and especially enjoyed celebrating holidays and the yearly countdown to Christmas. Following graduation from Central High School, Betty Ann earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Colorado State College, a master's degree from Arizona State University, and a master's degree from Southern Colorado State College. Betty Ann was a freelance writer, and was the author of the Guideposts Magazine classic, "Mama's Dream." Betty Ann was a member of Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pueblo West. She passed away peacefully in her Pueblo West home with family members nearby. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Pete Wind III. She is survived by her husband, Art McFarlane; children; Cathy (George) Standridge of Cookeville, Tenn., Richard (Dianne) Bennett Jr. of Monument, Michael (CyndiLee) Bennett of Pueblo West, Jason (Becky) Bennett of Rye, Brian Bennett of Colorado Springs, and Betsy (Duane) Fink of Pueblo; grandchildren; Tim VanPelt, Christina Clymer, Britany, Joshua, Christopher, Jacob, Ryann, Zachary, Amanda and Joey Bennett, Elizabeth, Autumn, Justin and Riley Fink; and former husband, Richard W. Bennett of Pueblo. The family is grateful to the many skilled physicians and compassionate nurses who provided aid and relief during her battle with pancreatic cancer. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2004, with the family receiving visitors from 3 to 5 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, at Imperial Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Betty Ann will be dearly missed by loved ones and all whose lives were touched by her care and enthusiasm.

McFedries, Louise E.
Louise E. McFedries - Pueblo Chieftain - August 27, 1999 - Louise E. McFedries, 84, passed away Aug. 25, 1999. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wirt McFedries. She was the dear mother of William R. McFedries of Pueblo. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Cremation with inurnment service, Monday, 10 a.m., Aug. 30, at Roselawn Cemetery.

McFeely, Cecilia
Cecilia McFeely - Pueblo Chieftain - October 19, 2000 - Cecilia McFeely passed away Oct. 18, 2000. Private interment.

McFeely, Teresa I.
Teresa I. McFeely - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1957 - Mrs. Teresa I. McFeely, a resident of Pueblo for 70 years expired Wednesday at a local hospital. Widow of James E. McFeely, who died in 1938. Mother of Mrs. Mary Vogt of Caracas, Venezuela, Miss Frances? McFeely of Sacramento, Calif., Miss Cecilia Mc Feely of Pueblo, and James E. McFeely of Fremont, Calif. Mrs. McFeely was a member of St. Patrick Church. Announcement of services will be made later.

McFerren, Walter N.
Walter N. McFerren - Pueblo Chieftain - January 06, 2002 - Passed away Jan. 4, 2002, in Pueblo. Mack was born here in 1912 after his parents, Viola and Charles Morton, had lost three previous children to scarlet fever. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Koda Lee; and sister, Myrtle Bewley. Survived by his brother, John and wife Margaret; also sons, Norris and Ken (Judi) of Pueblo; grandchildren, Tamara Lee (Mike) Anderson, Kristi (Craig) Smith, Stacy (John) Cieraszynski of Denver; great-granddaughters, Erin, Ashley and Samantha Lee; nieces, Linda Cockran, Susan Barton, Zetta Lee Denno and Vicki McFerren. Walter was proud to be have been a working man; first, as a Pueblo Star Journal news carrier, then as a CF&I blast furnace craneman for 48 years where he enjoyed the companionship of many, especially special friends Sam Catalano and Carl Crump. After retiring in 1972, he and Koda Lee enjoyed life by traveling and Good Sam camping. He was a member of Faith Methodist Church and a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 95. Walter also loved dogs and ducks. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens Last Supper Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal League of Pueblo in his memory.

McFunk, Michael Winfield
Michael Winfield McFunk - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 2005 - Michael Winfield McFunk, 56, passed away Nov. 4, 2005, at Westwind Facility. Born Sept. 6, 1949, in Oakland, Calif. He was retired from the U.S. Government Department of the Navy as a journeyman electrician. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Clara McFunk. Survived by his wife, Linda Kay McFunk; children, Aimee (Juan) Villegas, Caren (Kevin) Lloyd, Susan (Jonathan) Williams, Kristen (Mario) Santos and Darcy McFunk; also seven grandchildren. Graveside service, 1 p.m. today, Mountain View Cemetery. Please use the west Acero gate.

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