The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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McKeag, Dorothy
Dorothy McKeag - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2006 - Dorothy McKeag, 74, longtime Ogallala resident died April 22, 2006 at Good Samaritan Hospital, at Kearney, Neb. She taught at Greeley High School for one semester before signing a contract in 1959 as Pueblo, Colo. Central High School's director of vocal music. During her 28 year tenure at Pueblo, she served seven years as supervisor of vocal music for Dist. 60 and developed the elementary music program. Dorothy was active in Pueblo community activities. She served as Trustee and Chairperson of the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center Board, six years on the Pueblo Arts Council, several years on the Pueblo Symphony Board, directed a community chorus, and taught music education courses for Western State College as well as conducting numerous church choirs. The Memorial Service will be on Thursday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at the Keystone, Neb. Presbyterian Church. A memorial has been established to the Keystone Presbyterian Church. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala, Neb. is in charge of arrangements.

McKean, Karen A.
Karen A. McKean – Pueblo Chieftain – October 22, 2006 - Karen A. McKean, of Pueblo, Colo., born July 20, 1940, in Mankato, Minn., passed away Oct. 16, 2006, after a 1-month illness. Karen graduated from Mapleton, Minn., High School in 1959; and then Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1960. Most of her adult life was spent working as a nurse with Tri County Public Health, various hospitals and doctors' offices in the Denver area. After moving to Pueblo in 1999, she worked as an office nurse for Dr. Drake. She is survived by her best friend and husband of 37 years, Bill, of the family home in Pueblo; daughter, Jennifer McKean, Colorado Springs; son, Jason McKean, Henderson, Colo.; and brother, Jim Annis, Mound, Minn. Karen enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog, Max. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood, with Pastor Mark Crates officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation through Montgomery & Steward.

McKee, Anna Marie
Anna Marie McKee - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 1999 - Anna Marie McKee passed away Sept. 15, 1999, at the age of 94. Loving family includes son, William R. McKee of Pueblo; daughter, Helen Saunders of Eldora, Colo.; a sister and brother in Colby, Kan.; five grandchildren, including Lori McKee of Pueblo; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Husband, William L., died in 1965. Anna retired in 1970 as a recovery room nurse at Parkview Hospital. Member of Adriance Methodist Church. Good friends include Norma Conner and Millie Glass. Cremation at Davis Crematory. Burial of cremated remains later in Colby, Kan.

McKee, Edith Smith
Edith Smith McKee - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1986 - Edith Smith McKee, passed away Nov. 1, 1986, in Los Angeles, Calif., after a long illness. Mother of Gene Smith; grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of 16. Cremation. Interment at Roselawn at a later date.

McKee, Howard L.
Howard L. "Mac" McKee - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 2001 - Howard L. "Mac" McKee, age 76, born July 1, 1924, passed away May 8, 2001. Mr. McKee is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen McKee; and children, Sam J. McKee and Lenore "Pixie" (Ken) Raich, all of Pueblo. Grandfather of Michael Sean (Tricia) Raich, of Fort Worth. He is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth (Ethella) McKee, Missouri, and Perry (Nola) McKee, Kansas; sister, MaryEllen (Tom) Hails, Pennsylvania; sister-in-law, Martha (Phil) Rodacy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rolla James and Minnie McKee; father and mother-in-law, John and Catherine Hemrick; and brother-in-law, David Hemrick. Howard was a veteran of World War II, Marine Air Corps. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill after 37 years as an electrician. He raised game fowl, and tied fishing flies, which he gave away to all of his friends. Howard loved gardening and flowers, riding motorcycles, fishing and spending time with his only grandson, Sean, who lovingly called him "Baba." He was a member of the Westside Volunteer Fire Dept., Pueblo Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of the CF&I Union and the Fin and Feather Club. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

McKee, Ruth A.
Ruth A. McKee - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 1986 - Ruth A. McKee, a Pueblo resident for the past 50 years, late of 745 McCarthy Blvd., passed away on April 8, 1986, at Pueblo Manor. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Fontaine Qui Bouille Chapter of DAR. She is survived by nieces, Delilah Forsman of Fresno, Calif., and Nancy Ann Knudson of Racine, Wis. Service at 2 p.m. Thursday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Obaugh officiating. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

McKee, William R.
William R. McKee - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2003 - William R. McKee passed away Oct. 19, 2003, in Pueblo. Bill was born April 12, 1943, in Las Vegas, Nev., and had lived in Pueblo since 1960. He was a devoted father, generous, kind and caring person with a wonderful sense of humor. He spent most of his time with family and friends. Bill was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed watching movies. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna McKee. His love and memory will be cherished by his survivors: his sister, Helen; daughter, Lorraine; and friend, Norma. He will be forever in our hearts and thoughts. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Private services were held.

McKeehan, Elizabeth A.
Elizabeth A. "Betty Boop" (Owens) McKeehan - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 2005 - Elizabeth A. "Betty Boop" (Owens) McKeehan, 84, passed away Sept. 24, 2005. Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Mary Alice Barnett; first husband, John W. Owens; and son-in-law, Tim Pufahl. Survived by her children, Jack (Sandy) Owens, P.J. (Mike) Dreier, Jan Pufahl, Joy (Norman) Thacker and Rick McKeehan; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Helen (Sam) Colon; and numerous other relatives. Cremation, with a private family service to be held. Special thanks to Eric "Red," and Crystal, the loving staff at Horizon Heights, George McCarthy and Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of our "Betty Boop."

McKeehan, George Vaiden
George Vaiden McKeehan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1999 - George Vaiden McKeehan, born Aug. 3, 1938, to the union of Vaiden and Aurora McKeehan, passed away in his home with his beloved wife, Myrna, and his sons, Aaron and Barrett, at his side. He attended school in Pueblo and joined the U.S. Marines. George remained in California until 1990. After retiring from the Santa Fe Railroad he returned to his beloved Colorado. He owned and operated the Pueblo Used Pick Up Parts and Second Best Auto and Truck Sales. In 1995, he moved to Denver where he lived with his family and worked as a security guard. Survived by his wife, Myrna- children, Valarie and Yolanda of California, Aaron and Barrett of Denver- five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter of California- stepson, Damon Jenkins, U.S. Navy- brother, C.A. (Betty) McKeehan of California- sisters, Olive Ragusky, Ruth McKeehan, Sara (Dave) Laydon, LaVearn Aragon and Josephine (Art) Beery, all of Pueblo, Sally (Ray) Montoya of Pagosa Springs, Lorraine Valdez of Las Vegas, and Earsey Whittington of Texas- and a host of nephews and nieces. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday. Both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday. - George Vaiden McKeehan - Denver Rocky Mountain News - April 29, 1999 - George Vaiden McKeehan, 60, of Denver died April 19. Services were April 24. Mr. McKeehan was born in North La Veta on Aug. 3,1938. He married Myrna Dawn Carter. He served in the Marines. He was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. He owned and operated Pueblo Used Pick Up Parts and Second Best Auto and Truck Sales and worked as a security guard. Survivors include his wife; daughters Valarie and Yolanda, both of California; sons Aaron and Barrett, both of Denver; stepson Damon Jenkins; brother C.A. of California; sisters Olive Ragusky, Ruth, Sara Laydon, LaVearn Aragon, Josephine Beery, all of Pueblo, Sally Montoya of Pagosa Springs, Lorraine Valdez of Nevada, Earsey Whittington of Texas; five grandchildren; a great- granddaughter.

McKeen, Hazel Smith
Hazel Smith McKeen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 2001 - Passed away July 29, 2001. Born and reared in Caro, Mich., on June 14, 1903. She attended National Business College. Worked for Burrows Adding Machine in Detroit for many years, as well as American Smelting Refining Co. in Baltimore, Md. She was a past member of Daughters of the Nile and the American Contract Bridge League. Her husband, Cecil McKeen, whom she married in 1923, precedes her in death. Daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Dr. James Sudduth survive her. Also surviving are her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Linda (Cal) Martin, Heather (Bobby) Huffman, Pamela (Nathan) Austin, Sandy (Neil) Palmour, Kyle Palmour, Gail (Kent) Dowis, Audrey and Bradley Dowis, Frances (Ralph) Brodin and Chelsea Brodin. At Hazel's request, she will be cremated and there will be no service. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Sharmar Nursing Home, 1201 W. Abriendo, Pueblo, CO 81004, Attention: Sara. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at 3312 St. Clair at 6:30 p.m.

McKelvy, Robert
Robert McKelvy - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2000 - Robert McKelvy, 64, of Aurora passed away April 12, 2000, at his residence. Survived by children, Karen Auten, Kyle Simpson and Mark McKelvy; sister, Kathleen Brett; mother, Lenore McKelvy; six grandchildren and very special friend, Sue Smith. Memorial service, 3 p.m. today, Roselawn Chapel. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those wishing to make a contribution to the Rob McKelvy Memorial Fund (established to further his passion for helping others) may send them to The Rev. David DeBoard at the church.

McKenney, Edith
Edith McKenney - Brandon Bell - November 4, 1915 - Miss Edith McKenney, who had been visiting her sister, Mrs. C. M. Bell near Chivington, became ill and was taken to a Pueblo hospital where she died. The remains, accompanied by C. M. Bell, were taken to Greencastle, Indiana, for burial.

McKenney, Edith
Edith Dubbel McKenney - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 2004 - Edith Dubbel McKenney, 89, formerly of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004. Edith E. Bohac was born on Nov. 7, 1914, in Stanton County, Neb. At the age of 12, she went to live with a doctor in the town of Stanton to care for his children and as the housekeeper. Edith graduated from high school in 1931. She taught school at a rural school in that county until marrying Roy Dubbel in 1932. They lived in Stanton County until December of 1947, when they purchased the Pleasant View Grocery in Pueblo, Colo., on the St. Charles Mesa. It was then named “Dubbel's Pleasant View Grocery.” Edith ran the store with the help of the children until 1966. At that time, the State Highway Department changed Highway 50 from a two-lane to a four-lane road. The store then had to be closed. Roy and Edith purchased a home on County Farm Road, where Roy lived until his death in July 1967. Edith married Herman McKenney in 1970. He passed away in January 1986. Edith sold the house in 1987; and moved into town in an apartment complex, where she lived until September 2001, when she was placed in a nursing home in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she lived until her death. Edith was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pueblo since 1947. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Anna Bohac; her husbands, Roy Dubbel and Herman McKenney; three children, Larry, Betty and Cynthia Dubbel; three grandchildren, Debbie Dubbel, Tara and James Eidson; one great-granddaughter, Kielyn Dubbel; one brother, Richard Bohac; three sisters, Frances Kment, Nora Bredehoft and Flora Christensen. She is survived by her daughters, Joan (Don) Haughn, June (Ed) Eidson, all of Cadiz, Ky., and Donna (Bob) Pohlmeier of Pueblo; her sons, Dennis (Bobbie) Dubbel of Colorado Springs, and Duane (Veronica) Dubbel of Thornton, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Pat Dubbel of Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother- and sister-in-law, Eugene (Sharren) Bohac of Leigh, Neb.; sister-in-law, Betty Bohac of Norfolk, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m., today, and funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004; both to be held at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Pastor Lonnie Eidson, Edith's grandson, will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to Pikes Peak Care Center, 2719 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, 80909, in Edith's memory.

McKenzie, Gordon D.
Gordon D. McKenzie - Huerfano World - March 26, 1998 - Gordon D. McKenzie, 68, of Pueblo, died Mar. 19, 1998. Born Jan. 21, 1930 in Walsenburg to the late Jack and Jean McKenzie of Walsenburg, survivors include, his wife, Grace, Pueblo; daughter, Jean VanPelt, Pueblo; sons, David G. and Dennis, both of Pueblo, Dan C., Phoenix, AZ, and Don A. Ashburn, VA; a brother, John, Trinidad; three sisters, June Arnold and Lena Piazza, both of Walsenburg and Helen Gebinine, Pueblo; eight granddaughters, one grandson, three step-grandsons, two step-great-grandchildren and his special friend, Osvoldo de la Torre. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #90 and United Church in Walsenburg. Funeral service was from Antioch Baptist Church in Pueblo. Graveside service was in the Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg.

McKenzie, Jean
Jean McKenzie - Huerfano World - May 15, 1980 - Mrs. Jean McKenzie, 85, of Pueblo, formerly of Walsenburg, died Monday May 12, 1980 at Pueblo Manor Nursing Home where she had lived the past four and one half years. Born at Lorraine, OH, Aug, 2, 1894 she came to Colorado to live at Crested Butte as a young girl. She married John McKenzie at Raton and they lived at Trinidad, Starkville, and Walsenburg where he was a carpenter for the coal mines. Mrs. McKenzie lived in Walsenburg until 1975 when she went to live with her son, and then later at Pueblo Manor. Surviving are seven children. Mrs. Isabelle Crader?, Helen Gebenine and Gordon McKenzie, Pueblo; Mrs. Mary? Zanetell, Denver; John "Bud" McKenzie, Trinidad, June Arnold and Mrs. Lena Piazza, Walsenburg; a sister Helen Parker, Santa Barbara, CA; 22 grandchildren 25 great grand children, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service was at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Boies Chapel. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

McKenzie, JoAnne M.
JoAnne M. McKenzie - Modesto Bee - January 2, 2005 - Modesto, CA - JoAnne M. McKenzie, Sept. 26, 1939 — Dec. 29, 2004 - JoAnne Maxine Valdez McKenzie, 65, of Manteca died Wednesday at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. Mrs. McKenzie was a native of Trinidad, Colo., and lived in Manteca 44 years. She worked for Eckert's Cold Storage for 15 years. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth McKenzie of Manteca; children, David McKenzie of Salida and Katy McKenzie of Sacramento; mother, Margaret Villanueva of Manteca; brother, David Valdez of Manteca; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Valdez. Visitation from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, followed by a vigil at 7 p.m. A service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, followed by burial at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Escalon.

McKenzie, John G. Sr.
John G. "Bud" McKenzie Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1999 - Comi - John G. "Bud" McKenzie Sr., 79, passed away at home on June 14, 1999. He was born in Walsenburg on June 6, 1920, to Jean Mathison and John McKenzie. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary, of the family home - daughter, Phyllis McKenzie, Trinidad - son, John McKenzie Jr., Trinidad - grandchildren, Lawrence, Melissa, Lisa, Shiree- great-grandson, Austin - sisters, June (Bill) Arnold, Walsenburg, Lena (Frank) Piazza, Walsenburg, Helen Gebinine, Pueblo-sisters-in-law, Grace McKenzie, Pueblo, Rose Melonas, Walsenburg, Pauline Melonas, Grants, N.M. - brother-in-law, Tony (Mary) Melonas, Grants, N.M. - numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 1999, at the United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Immediately following the services, friends are invited to gather with the family at the United Methodist Church Hall. Huerfano World - June 17, 1999 - John G. "Bud" McKenzie Sr., 79, of Trinidad, died at his home June 14, 1999. Born in Walsenburg to John and Jean Mathison McKenzie on June 6, 1920, during World War II, he served in the US Navy. He was a coal miner for 42 years, working in area mines, including Elk Mine, until his retirement. Mr. McKenzie married Mary Melonas in Walsenburg on July 14, 1946. In his younger years, he played baseball and had a tryout with the LA Dodgers. Mr. McKenzie was a member of UMWA Local 9856 and VFW Post #984. Survivors are his wife, Mary, of the home; daughter, Phyllis McKenzie, Trinidad; son John McKenzie, Jr.., Trinidad; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; sisters, June Arnold and Lena Piazza, Walsenburg and Helen Gebinine, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews, sisters and brother-in-laws. Funeral service will be Thursday (today) at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church in Trinidad. Burial will be in the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Immediately following the service and burial, family and friends are invited to gather at the United Methodist Church Hall.

McKenzie, Millie
Millie McKenzie – Pueblo Chieftain – July 22, 1920 – Speeding D. & R. G. Train Kills Two Women – Nurse Strives to Save Patient From Death on Rails Near Woodcroft – Mrs. Millie McKenzie, Inmate at Sanitarium, and Mrs. Sibyl Voruz Meet Horrible Death – Mrs. Sibyl Voruz, a special nurse at Woodcroft Sanitarium and Mrs. Millie McKenzie, a patient at the institution, were instantly killed at 7:50 o'clock last night by a Denver and Rio Grande south-bound passenger train. Mrs. Voruz lost her life in attempting to save that of her patient. From reports obtained last night, Mrs. Voruz took Mrs. McKenzie, who is from Bingham Canon, Utah, out for a walk near the sanitarium. Either they were walking along the tracks, which is against the orders of the institution, or the patient insisted upon getting onto the rails, when Denver and Rio Grande passenger train No. 3, coming from Denver came in sight. Fireman J. E. Conoway of the locomotive, states that Mrs. McKenzie ran at top speed toward the engine while Mrs. Voruz followed apparently in an effort to catch the patient and get her out of harm's way. The pair were completely hidden from view of the trainmen by the high board fence surrounding the Stearns-Roger plant, and when seen, it was too late to stop. Engineer E. A. Slerth put on his brakes, stopped the train and those in charge of the train hastened back to render aid if aid was possible. Trainmaster R. L. Brown happened to be on the train and summoned Dr. Work from the sanitarium nearby. Work identified the bodies as those of the nurse and her patient. The form of Mrs. McKenzie was badly mangled, while the effect of the impact was less apparent in the case of Mrs. Voruz. Officials at the sanitarium state that it is against the rules for attendants to take patients for a walk along the railroad tracks. In this case, however, there is wide margin for doubt, since the only person who witnessed the accident was the fireman, whose first glimpse of the victims showed the patient in flight from the nurse. It is entirely possible that the patient might have bolted and fled from the grounds with the attendant in pursuit. Authorities at the sanitarium state that Mrs. McKenzie's mind was only mildly affected. Mrs. Voruz came here about three months ago, in charge of her patient, whose home was in Bingham Canon, Utah. Neither have relatives in this city. Mrs. McKenzie is survived by a son, L. R. Gibbs, in Bingham Canon. She is 51 years old, according to records at Woodcroft, which give the year of her birth as 1869. The nurse was about the same age. Coroner Luke McLean, summoned soon after the accident, stated last night that an inquest will be held, the time of which is as yet indefinite. The bodies are at McCarthy's. Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 1920 – Orders Inquest Over Bodies of Women Killed by Train – Coroner L. MacLean has ordered an inquest held this afternoon at 4 o'clock over the bodies of Mrs. Sybil Vorus and Mrs. Millie McKenzie who were killed by a Rio Grande passenger train near Woodcroft sanitarium at 7:50 o'clock Wednesday evening. The head of Mrs. Vorus, the nurse of Mrs. McKenzie was crushed, and the body of Mrs. McKenzie was horribly mutilated. Persons who rushed to the scene state that the train left the place carrying its passengers, many of whom had alighted and witnessed the gruesome results, fully ten minutes before the Coroner or other officials could reach the scene. A number of witnesses have been subpoenaed by deputy sheriff Delliquadri among them some eye witnesses of the actual tragedy. The hearing will be held at the McCarthy Undertaking parlors. Pueblo Chieftain – July 24, 1920 – Coroner's Jury Probes the Death of Hospital Nurse – Mrs. Sybil Voruz came to her death on July 21, 1920, by being struck by Rio Grande passenger train No. 3, at a point near the Woodcroft sanitarium in the city of Pueblo, in an effort to save the life of Mrs. Millie McKenzie. The nurse disobeyed the rules of more than a score of years standing, in taking her patient to the locality, where the fatality occurred. This in substance, is the verdict of the coroner's jury which yesterday afternoon held an inquest over the body of Mrs. Voruz, who while engaged in frantic efforts to keep her patient from leaping in front of the train, lost her own life at the same instant her charge was killed. The wheels passed over Mrs. Voruz' head completely severing the upper portion of the head and face. Among the interesting facts brought out by the testimony were the following: Recently the head nurse had called Mrs. Voruz and another nurse who it was said had disobeyed the rules in taking their patients to the front gates and near the railway tracks, into a room and told them that if they had not understood this rule they must be made to understand it then. The gongs which are located at the sanitarium crossing and at the Stearns Roger works crossing had been out of order and had not performed their functions for a week prior to the fatality. The train crew pulled out with the train at least ten minutes before the arrival of the coroner or the deputy coroner, leaving the mangled fragments of Mrs. McKenzie's body lying along the tracks; the body of Mrs. Voruz had been picked up and carried into the hospital by attendants of the institution. The two women had been outside the hospital gates and at the Woodcroft station, and walking along between the hospital hedge and the north-bound track of the railroad for from twenty minutes to half an hour before the train arrived. Mrs. McKenzie was seen to rush toward the track in front of the train, and Mrs. Voruz was doing all in her power to hold her back. Fireman Conaway, Maynard Clauson and Mrs. Mary Halcob all testified to having seen Mrs. McKenzie rushing toward the track in front of the train, and they all told of the heroic efforts of the nurse to save her charge. Fireman Conaway being on the same side of the engine as the two women were of the tracks had a clear view of the actions above noted, but the train was running at 25 miles an hour and the women could not be seen by him until within 200 feet of them on account of the curve. He shouted to Engineer E. A. Scholer, who knew something awful had been seen by the fireman, and he at once set his brakes and as quickly as they were in position applied the emergency; just at that instant he saw the body of a woman thrown from the track by the pilot. The train was composed of eleven cars, some 70 and some 80 feet in length; the train was stopped in little more than its length. Both the fireman and the engineer stated that the whistle was sounded for the hospital crossing and also for the curve; other witnesses verified these statements. Other witnesses who were on the spot quickly after the accident, and who were positive that the train pulled out before the arrival of the coroner were Mrs. Agnes Sanders of twenty fourth and Main, and Mrs. Beulah Hall of 117 West twenty fourth. These women also spoke of the body of Mrs. Voruz being taken by hospital attendants into the institution. Mrs. Halcob, whose home is in the 2800 block on Grand avenue, stated that she was watching the train from her rear porch and saw two women, one in black, the other in nurse's garb, sitting at the station; when the second whistle of the locomotive sounded, the woman in black seemed to become frightened and ran toward the track in front of the train; the woman in light attire grabbed her and tried awfully hard to keep the other off the track but the woman in black seemed much the stronger and dragged the other who was holding on all the time to the track. Dr. Hubert Work, founder of the sanitarium, was asked by Coroner MacLean if he cared to make a statement. The doctor told the jury that Mrs. McKenzie, who was brought to the institution last March from Utah, came with a melancholy history, but neither by her actions or words had she shown such signs since being at the local institution; she had always been quiet and made little or no trouble since being here. Dr. Work believed from requests she had made not to be taken near the region of the railway tracks, that she was afraid of herself; that is, she feared she would be impelled to do the very thing she did do. Following his analysis of the case, Dr. Work said informally, “People do not commit suicide because they want to but because they can not help it.” Coroner MacLean stated that a son of Mrs. McKenzie is shortly expected from Utah, and he will not decide until after a consultation with him, whether there will be held an inquest over the body of Mrs. McKenzie. Pueblo Chieftain – July 26, 1920 – The remains of Mrs. Millie McKenzie were forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Co., to Salt Lake, Utah for burial. Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Mrs. Milly McKenzie, died July 21. Body at McCarthy's.

McKenzie, Robert
Robert McKenzie - Colorado Daily Chieftain - October 8, 1874 - Mr. Robert McKenzie died of inflammation of the lungs at Montreal, Canada on the 15th instant. Mr. McKenzie was a resident of Pueblo and neighborhood for several years, and spent most of his time while here at the residence of Mr. John Irvine. When he came to Colorado he was suffering form the complaint which caused his death, and after remaining here some three or four years apparently recovered his health. Contrary to the advice of his physician he went on a visit to Montreal and was taken ill and finally died a short time after his arrival there.

McKenzie, Tucia E.
Tucia E. McKenzie - Delta County Independent - May 19, 2005 - Delta, CO - Tucia E. McKenzie -- Dec. 18, 1930 ~ May 5, 2005 - We wish to celebrate the life of Tucia E. McKenzie, woman, daughter, wife, mother, friend and advisor. She was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Trinidad, to Carl and Golda Heeren. She was the second born and eldest daughter and named for her maternal grandmother. Her father was a cowboy who worked at different ranches and cattle outfits in southern Colorado. She went to many different schools, including in Trinidad, Honey and Avondale. She met her husband Elven A. McKenzie in Pueblo, while she worked for the telephone company. They were married on Dec. 29, 1954. They had two children, Elven A. McKenzie II, born July 20, 1957, and Sheryl L. McKenzie (Don Zimmerman), born Feb. 1, 1955. She had a stepson, Donald McKenzie (Mary) and enjoyed five grandchildren, Janice McKenzie, Joy McKenzie Hirdler (Gary), Scott McKenzie, Arron Zimmerman and Justin Zimmerman and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Elven; her parents; and her youngest brother, Doug. She is survived by an older brother, Buster Heeren; six younger sisters, Frances Mathew, Norma Beamer, Darlene Labrier (Lloyd), Judy Mousel (Nick), Karen Cunico (Jerry) and Kathy Frazone (Vince); and 24 nieces and nephews. She will be remembered and celebrated by family and friends, whom she made feel like a part of her family, including Penny, Yoshiko and Bea. She was much loved and admired. At Tucia's request, please send donations in her name to Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. at the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave., Pueblo West.

McKeon, Clara
Mrs. Clara McKeon - Pueblo Daily and Chieftain - September 30, 1916 - Mrs. Clara McKeon, the funeral will take place this morning at 9:30 o'clock at the residence two miles east of the city and at 10:30 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. The Rev. Father Schimpf will conduct the services. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company. Pueblo Daily and Chieftain - October 1, 1916 - The funeral of Clara McKeon took place yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the ranch home and at 10:30 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Father Schimpf said mass for the dead. The pall bearers were Stephen Grady, Arthur Grady, John Grady, Robert Grady, P. J. Mallahan and Patrick Prendergast. The burial was in the family lot at Mountain View in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking company.

McKey, Phyllis Kay
Phyllis Kay McKey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 19, 2006 - Phyllis Kay McKey, 70, passed away Nov. 16, 2006. Survived by her loving husband, Wayne McKey; son, Ronald (Christie); "adopted daughter," Laurelle Essary; grandchildren, Sarah (Anthony), Heather and Justin; great-grandchild, Hunter; sisters-in-law, Rosalee Johnson, Marlee (Rick) Nonemaker; brother-in-law, Laverne McKey; special friends, Clara Glen, Lorraine Pike, Dee Dee Carryer, Franklin School Breakfast and Bunko Groups; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Max and Duane; and sister, Doris McCullough. Phyllis was born Aug. 9, 1936, in Dodge City, Kan., to Dale and Gladys Pew. She was a District 60 school teacher for 33 years, a member of the United Methodist Church, Daughters of the Nile, past president of the Shriners Ladies of Pueblo and Colorado Retired School Employees Association. Phyllis was a loving mother and grandmother who liked to crochet, do crafts, cook, read and work puzzles. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward.

McKibben, Frederick Leroy
Frederick Leroy McKibben - Pueblo Chieftain - December 3, 1970 - Valhalla Comer Garden Chapel - Frederick Leroy McKibben of Route 1, Box 761, passed away Wednesday night. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuel McKibben of the family home, and brother of Mrs. Virginia Lee Cochran, Pueblo, and Miss Shirley Annette McKibben and Wallace Edward McKibben, all of the family home. He was the grandson of Mrs. Daisy Snyder, Moline, Kan., and nephew of Russell McKibben served with the U.S. Army in Germany, and also was a veteran of Vietnam. He had been a lifetime resident of Pueblo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Valhalla's Garden Chapel. At the graveside in Pueblo Memorial Gardens, a unit from Ft. Carson will provide military honors.

McKibben, Ruby Mae
Ruby Mae McKibben - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2005 - Ruby Mae McKibben, 90, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 31, 1914, in Howard, Kan., to Frank and Daisy Snyder, who preceded her; along with her husband of 57 years, Reuel McKibben; and her son, Frederick McKibben. Survived by her children, Virginia Hires, Dottie (Anthony) Cesar, Robert, Shirley and Wallace McKibben; grandchildren, Debbie, Steven, John (Kacie), Jacqueline; great-grandchildren, Amber, Corbin, Kayla, Destin and Blake. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory through the funeral home office.

McKim, Adelaide
Adelaide Boyle McKim - Huerfano World - July 11, 1991 - Funeral service for former Walsenburg resident, Adelaide Boyle McKim, will be Saturday from Boies Almont Funeral Home in Walsenburg. Mrs. McKim, 92, died Sunday, July 7, 1991, in Manor Care Nursing Center in Reno, NV. Born Sept. 1, 1898, in Jenny Lind, AR, her family settled in Walsenburg where she was raised and eventually taught school. Her daughter, Patricia, was born in Walsenburg during that time. Mrs. McKim had been a resident of Reno since late 1986, moving there from Laguna Hills, CA, where she lived from 1981 to 1985. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1960. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Barnato, Reno; 3 grandchildren. and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery in Walsenburg. Boies Almont is in charge of arrangements.

McKim, Bill
Bill McKim - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2005 - Bill McKim, 71, lost his courageous battle with cancer in Burlington, N.C. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Praise Assembly of God, with Pastor Steve Chavez officiating.

McKim, Jean
Jean McKim - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1999 - Jean McKim, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 21, 1999. Predeceased by loving husband, Raymon K. McKim. Survived by children, Marilyn (Pat) Younger of Denver, Keith (Jana) McKim of Idaho, Susan McKim of Lakewood and Randy (Betty) McKim of Pueblo; brothers, Bob (Vella) Owens of Alamosa and Jim (Virgie) Thompson, Blackhawk; and sister, Re Breck of Arizona. Viewing, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 1999.

McKim, Martha E.
Martha E. McKim - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2002 - Martha E. McKim, 92, born May 15, 1910, passed away Sept. 27, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Oliver William McKim, with whom she had shared 40 years of marriage; daughter, Sandra Kay McKim; and sons, Richard F., Raymond K. and Oliver J.R. McKim. She is survived by her children, Robert (Christine) McKim, Jack (Ginger) McKim, Hope (Manuel) Ramirez, Diana (Keith) Pfannenschmid, Karon (Dennis) Pratt and Terry (Jerry) Vellar, all of Pueblo, Helen Rushing, Clarksville, Tenn., William (Gwen) McKim, Burlington, N.C., Jerry (Connie) McKim, Hoquiam, Wash., and Sharon (Desi) Montoya, Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Buster, Rex and Ray Scroggins; 37 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Martha was very proud and deeply devoted to her family and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She always had a bright, beautiful smile to brighten everyone's day, and loved to spoil her grandchildren with gifts and money. She had been a professional photographer here in Pueblo and Lamar. She enjoyed cooking for her family, crocheting beautiful afghans, and growing beautiful flowers and roses. A special thank you to the four youngest granddaughters, Tammy Campbell, Melinda Vigil and Tara Shumake, all of Pueblo, and Brandi Moser, who is in the Air Force, stationed in England, for keeping their grandmother young at heart. Sweet dreams, Moma (Grandma), we love you, and you will be deeply missed by all. Viewing hours, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with interment at 3 p.m. in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colo. Those who wish may make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 1157 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

McKim, Ramon
Ramon McKim - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1992 - Ramon McKim, longtime Pueblo resident, went to be with his Lord whom he loved and served on Jan. 7, 1992. Mr. McKim was a member of Church on the Rock and was the owner of McKim Plumbing. He was preceded in death by son, Larry; father, Oliver; one brother; and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Jean McKim; two daughters, Marilyn J. (Patrick) Younger, Denver, and Susan McKim, Pueblo; two sons, Keith (Jana) McKim, Napa, Idaho, and Randy (Betty) McKim, Pueblo; six sisters, Helen, Francis, Sharon, Diana, Karen, and Terry; five brothers, Jack, Bill, Jerry, Bob, and Oliver; his mother, Martha McKim, Pueblo; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Church on the Rock. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Respects may be paid at Adrian Comer Funeral Home from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. The family may be contacted at the family home.

McKim, Robert D. Sr.
Robert D. McKim Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 2003 - Robert D. McKim Sr. passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on Nov. 13, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Leona; and daughter, Jeanne. He is survived by his wife, Joey McKim, of the family home; and his father-in-law Marvin Ehlers. He also leaves first wife, Mary McKim; sons, Robert (Jeannie) McKim, Ron (Tara) McKim and Richard McKim; as well as stepdaughters, Paula and Vonnie. He is loved and will be missed by his sister, Hazel; and remaining nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren, as well as innumerable friends. Robert served in the Navy during World War II, serving with honor. He remained a valued member of his community all of his days. Memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. At his request, cremation has taken place. Donations may be made to the Pueblo Animal Shelter. There will be no public gathering to follow.

McKinley, Daniel Roy
Daniel Roy McKinley - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 6, 2007 - It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel Roy McKinley, 87, of Pueblo, Colorado announce his passing on Wednesday October 3, 2007. He was born May 11, 1920 in Madrid, Iowa to Daniel E. and Ellen McKinley. Daniel was raised in Colorado Springs and was known as one of the West Side Boys. He attended West Junior High School and graduated from Colorado Springs High School. As a teenager he became a member of the Nazarene Church and is still a member. Daniel loved fishing, singing in various choirs and spending time with his family. He worked for US West Communications as an engineer until his retirement in 1984. Besides being a central office engineer he taught engineering courses to other engineers from all of the mountain states. Daniel is survived by his wife Nadine (Stevens) McKinley, children Daniel L. (Karen) McKinley, James M. (Diane) McKinley, and Gail M. McKinley, a brother John C. McKinley, sister-in-law Maxine McKinley, eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 5-7 pm Sunday October 7, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday October 8, 2007 at Blunt Mortuary with a burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery, 1000 South 26th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904.

McKinley, David
David McKinley - Huerfano World - August 18, 1994 - Fall Victim - A Grand Junction judge, missing since Saturday, Aug. 13, was found dead Monday afternoon near Blanca Peak. David McKinley, 47, apparently fell to his death from Ellingwood Point between California and Blanca Peaks, above Lilly Lake at an elevation of 14,042 feet. Huerfano County Sheriff Harold Martinez said McKinley was reported missing Saturday afternoon. Deputies searching the area found his vehicle but no signs of him. Sunday's search was called off early because of heavy rain and poor visibility. Martinez said Search and Rescue teams from Huerfano, Custer, Alamosa, and El Paso Counties and Fort Carson began searching again Monday morning. The Fort Carson team located McKinley's body early Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead by a team doctor. Huerfano County Coroner Erin Jerant said McKinley died of a fractured neck and head injuries. He is believed to have died Saturday. Investigators believe McKinley, who was an experienced climber, Jerant said his body was found directly below Ellingwood Point and he could have fallen anywhere between 50 and 500 feet. Denver Post - August 26, 1994 - David L. McKinley County judge, 47 - David L. McKinley, a Mesa County Court judge, died Aug. 13 from a fall in the upper Huerfano Basin near Ellingwood Point of Sierra Blanca. He was 47. Services will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at First Congregational Church, 1425 N. 5th St., Grand Junction. There was cremation. McKinley was born Nov. 5, 1946, in Grand Rapids, Mich. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and received a law degree from Hastings College, University of California, San Francisco, in 1973. He was a city attorney for Fruita and a municipal judge for Palisade. He had served as Mesa County Court judge since April 1985. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; a son, John; his mother, Helen; and a sister, Susan Waalkes.

McKinley, Mabel O.
Mabel O. McKinley - Huerfano World Journal - May 28, 2009 - Mable O. McKinley - 9/12/1912 ~ 5/14/2009 - Mable O. McKinley, 96, of Walsenburg passed away May 14, 2009. She was born September 12, 1912 on a farm in Phillips County, Kansas to Ernest W. and Anna A. McKinley. The family homesteaded at Rattlesnake Butte, CO, east of Walsenburg. Mable attended school in Walsenburg and graduated from Huerfano County High School in 1930. After graduating, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper before moving back to the ranch in the early 1940s. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 50 years. Mable is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. There will be a graveside gathering of friends at 1 pm, on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Huerfano Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

McKinley, Ruth
Ruth McKinley - The Des Moines Register - March 19, 1995 - Ruth McKinley, 80, of Russell died of congestive heart failure Thursday at Lucas County Health Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mosher Funeral Home in Chariton, with burial at Russell Cemetery. Miss McKinley was born in Phillips County, Kan., and had lived in Russell since 1979, moving from Colorado. She retired from the Farmers Home Administration and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her sister; Mable McKinley of Walsenburg, Colo. Friends may call on the family from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Russell First Responders.

McKinley, William
President William McKinley - Huerfano World - September 24, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History -   1901: A day of mourning was observed Thursday for the funeral of President McKinley, with a parade to the schoolhouse and back to the Opera House for services. [Editor's note: Twenty-Fifth President 1897-1901. Born: January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio. Died: September 14, 1901 after being shot in Buffalo, New York. Married to Ida Saxton McKinley.]

McKinna, Howard
Howard "Mac" McKinna - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1986 - Howard "Mac" McKinna, June 27, 1986. Husband of Helen A. McKinna. Father of James Donald (Cathy) McKinna, Denver, and Mark Edward (Diane) McKinna, Canon City. Grandfather of Bonny, Scott, and Colin McKinna. Brother of C.H. (Jackie) McKinna, California. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, retired from the U.S. Navy in August 1957 with 21 years of service and was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 39. After residing in Colorado Springs for 25 years, he moved to Pueblo in 1983. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Member of Christ the King Parish. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, Christ the King Church. Interment, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, with military honors. Please omit flowers; gifts may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo. 81004.

McKinney, Charles E.
Charles E. McKinney - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 1999 - Charles E. McKinney passed away March 28, 1999, in Pueblo. He was 85. His survivors include his children, Charles (Janet) McKinney Jr. of Texas, Harold (Rose Mary) McKinney of Pueblo West, Toby Lynn Voss of Arizona, as well as several grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

McKinney, David L.
David L. McKinney - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 1998 - David L. McKinney, 81, of Canon City, died Oct. 26, 1998. Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Anna Mary of Canon City- children, Kathryn (Kay) Baldi, Patricia (Pat) Hatfield, Constance (Connie) Offerman- and son, Daniel (Dan) McKinney- 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren- brother, William McKinney of Hemet, Calif.- and sister, Mary Kay Moore of Sun City West, Ariz. He married Anna Mary Cron on Nov. 22, 1939, and had been a Colorado resident since 1946. A general insurance agent for the Knights of Columbus, he was past president of the Colorado, Wyoming Fraternal Congress- A Past Grand Knight, Past Faithful Navigator- Past President of the Metro Denver Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, Past State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus of Colorado and a member of Fremont Council No. 2553 and Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Bishop Buswell Assembly No. 0091. He was also a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 610, Canon City- Eagles Aerie No. 145, Pueblo, The International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Canon City. Viewing will be prior to and after the rosary service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, both services at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Cremation will follow with interment services at Mountain Vale Memorial Park Mausoleum at a later date. Please omit food and flowers. Contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice, Fremont County, 517 W. Third, Florence, Colo., 81226 or to Knights of Columbus Charities Fund, Inc. co Canon City Council, 245 S. Raynolds Ave., Canon City, Colo. 81212.

McKinney, Harold R.
Harold R. McKinney – Pueblo Chieftain – September 10, 2006 - Harold R. McKinney, 61, born Dec. 13, 1944, passed away Sept. 8, 2006. Predeceased by mother, Elizabeth (John) G. Dykes; and father, Charles McKinney. Survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Rose Mary McKinney; children, Kelly Rae McKinney (Gary Richard), Jody L. Joe (Warren Hunter); sister, Toby Lynn Voss; brother, Charles (Janet) McKinney; grandchildren, John (Amber) Drury, Christopher (Brooke) Smith, Alexander Montoya III, Kaelan Miles Thorson, Jovanna Joe; great-grandson, John Christopher Drury; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ralph Marino, Richard and Betty Golob, Joe and Linda Marino; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, including Ray and Doris Garnett, Josh Garnett, Joe Clementi, Dr. Donald J. Sceats and Dr. James Sceats. Harold enjoyed drawing wolves and hunting and fishing with friends and grandchildren. The family would like to thank Chris, Doreen and Liz from Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their loving care of Harold. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at Christ the King. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home.

McKinney, Helen Elizabeth
Helen Elizabeth McKinney - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2002 - Pueblo, went to be with the Lord and join her late husband, Kenneth McKinney, who preceded her in death. Helen was the owner and operator of the Empress Beauty Salon in Pueblo for over 25 years, where she worked with her dearest friends and business partner, Wilda (Carson) Wilson, Judy (Ross) Krasovic and Kay Glover. She was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church, where she was very active in Bible study and other church activities. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, including her sons, Bill and Robert McKinney; daughter-in-law, Pokhui McKinney; grandsons, Bryon and Josh Guyer; granddaughters, Elizabeth and Kendall McKinney; and numerous extended friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a local Pueblo charity. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Ascension Episcopal Church.

McKinney, Joseph
Joseph McKinney – Pueblo Chieftain – December 20, 1907 – Died Thursday, December 19, 1907, Joseph McKinney, aged 70 years. The funeral will be held from McCarthy's chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

McKinney, Maud
Maud McKinney - Yampa Leader - June 18, 1904 - Pueblo - June 12 - Crazed by the disobedience of his wife and her alleged infidelity, Gilbert P. Dodge shot and killed his wife and her companion, Mrs. Maud McKinney, at 7:30 o'clock last night on North Union Avenue near Main Street. The two women were in a buggy at the time. Dodge rode up on horseback and commanded his wife to go home. This she refused to do, whereupon Dodge dismounted, walked toward the buggy and drew a gun, firing five shots. The firing frightened the horse hitched to the buggy. He began plunging, and both women fell from the vehicle into the gutter near the curbing. Mrs. Dodge was dead and Mrs. McKinney died within two minutes. Mrs. Dodge was hit by two bullets, one taking effect in the left side of her neck and the other in the left side of her head near the ear. Mrs. McKinney was struck above the left ear, the ball passing through and lodging beneath the skin of the skull on the right side. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge were married about eighteen months ago and his wife is said to have come from Indiana. Dodge and his wife had not been living together for several weeks. Trouble is said to have arisen over the attentions which Mrs. Dodge received from Jim Flynn, a prize fighter. Dodge is half owner of the Eclipse livery and is one of the most prominent horsemen in this part of the country. Mrs. Maud McKinney was the wife of C. H. McKinney, who turned state's evidence in the train wrecking case against Sherman Parker. She was Miss Maud Weir and her mother runs a rooming house in Independence. Her father is dead. She has a brother living somewhere in the state. She had been married abut four years and was twenty-six years old. She was a prominent witness in the trial against parker, corroborating the testimony of her husband.

McKinsey, Glen C.
Glen C. “Mac” McKinsey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2004 - Glen C. “Mac” McKinsey made his transition on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004. He was born on Aug. 4, 1919, in Fortville, Ind., to the union of Walter and Ina McKinsey. Mac and Dorothea Ward married in 1938. They moved to Colorado in 1951. Mac was a World War II veteran and served in the U.S. Army in the Red Star Division in the Philippines. He had many close friends in the Greenhorn Valley and Pueblo communities. He worked for 33 years for Ward Transport Co. of Pueblo, where he made many friends on the St. Charles Mesa. Mac was a very strong family man, wonderful father and grandfather. His family always came first in his life. He was a member of the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Mac loved golfing and fishing. He is survived by Dot, his loving wife of 65 years; children, Tony (Judy), David (Sara), Michael, Steve (Karolyn) McKinsey and Sandi (Darryl) Schulz; daughter-in-law, Sharon McKinsey; grandchildren, Lori, Mark, Jamie, Scott, April, Chip, Robyn, Deanna, Kelly, Stephanie, Jason; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church. Inurnment will take place at Brookside Cemetery in Rye, Colo., at a later date. A reception will follow the memorial service. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made in Mac's memory to the Rye Home United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home. The family is receiving friends at 115 Dunsmere, Pueblo, Colo.

McKissick, Dorothy Louise
Dorothy Louise McKissick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2002 - Dorothy Louise McKissick, 82, passed away Sept. 9, 2002. Survived by her husband, Isaac McKissick of Pueblo, Colo.; daughter, Diedre De Anne McLemore; granddaughter, Amanda Ashley McLemore of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, James Lee (Roberta) Young; Janine Young of Colorado Springs, and Thomas Young Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dorothy was born on Nov. 9, 1919, in La Cygne, Kan. She was a member of Southwest Church of Christ in Pueblo for which she leaves a loving church family. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo.

McKissick, Isaac
Isaac McKissick - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - Isaac McKissick, 87, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 30, at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Isaac was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Wetuma, Okla., the son of Leah Smith and John McKissick. During his life he resided in Pacoima, Calif., for 27 years where he was employed by the Los Angeles Unified School Dist. as an equipment repairman. Retiring to Pueblo, he and his wife Dorothy Louise McKissick managed a local retirement center. Isaac was an avid sports enthusiast who loved traveling, reading, home repair and good cooking. He was proud of his services as a WWII Staff Sgt. in the US Army. He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, DeAnne McLemore; granddaughter, Amanda McLemore of Texas; sister, Velma Copeland and family of Chicago; sister-in-law, Janine Young and family of Colorado Springs; niece, Barbara McKissick and family of California. He is also survived by numerous other nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

McKlem, Shirlee M.
Shirlee M. McKlem - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2004 - Shirlee M. McKlem, aged 75 years, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, after a short illness. Shirlee was born in Joliet, Ill. on April 27, 1928, to Ernest and Esther Kroencke Moller. She grew up in the Chicago area and came to Colorado in 1947. She met her husband, Bob, in Bond, Colo., and they were married Feb. 14, 1948, in Chicago. They also lived in Avondale and La Veta and moved to the Pueblo area in 1954. She is survived by her children, Patricia A. Higley, Arizona, Robert E., Arizona, Rodger M. (Debbie), Pueblo, and Kerry P. (Debbie), Beulah; her grandson, Calvin; granddaughters, Kasey Brown, Shawna (John) Ryder, Shaundra (Rick) Pittenger, Valeri (Brady) Bullard and Jennie (Chris) Hanna; six great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Marianne (CL) McKlem, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Her husband, Robert A. McKlem, preceded her in death in 1979. Shirlee loved life and believed in living it to the fullest. She loved her family, and would look for any excuse to have everyone together. She taught her children to love, laugh and care about each other and about others. She was an avid china painter for many years, teaching locally and internationally. In 1979, she published “A World of China Painting” to share her love and knowledge of the art. She served as secretary treasurer of the Rio Grande Veterans Club No. 6, was active in the Divine Science Church locally and nationally, and volunteered for numerous organizations in Pueblo through the years. She was an avid bridge player and actively supported the duplicate bridge clubs in the area. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Shirlee McKlem be made to the charity of your choice.

McKnelly, Otto (Family of)
Family of Otto McKnelly - Blue Valley Times - May 2, 1914 - Confesses Aiding in Killing Family - Pueblo - According to information received from Wellington, Kan., by the Pueblo police, John Kidwell a former resident of Colorado, and who served a term in the Colorado penitentiary for horse stealing, has confessed to having assisted Otto McKnelly to kill the latter's father, mother and sister, in a tent, at Wellington, September 24, 1912. Kidwell was paroled from Canon City Sept. 13, 1912, eleven days before the alleged killing, came to Pueblo and remained two days.

McKnight, Frank
Frank McKnight - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1936 - Frank McKnight, about 70, at Ozark rooms, Oct. 25. Survived by sister, Emma Peck, Andover, Ohio. Announcement later.

McLain, Frances Lillian
Frances Lillian Olds McLain - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2003 - Frances Lillian Olds McLain, born July 23, 1912, in Wooldridge, Campbell, Tenn., passed away in Youngtown, Maricopa County, Ariz., on Nov. 11, 2003, at the age of 91. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Maggie Olds. Frances married Warren M. McLain, deceased on June 28, 1931, and for many years made their home in Carlsbad, N.M. She is survived by two daughters, Constance McLain (James) Brooks and Marian McLain (David) Watt; seven grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Frances was a nurse and caregiver at St. Francis Hospital in Carlsbad, N.M., for many years and before that she was a cosmetologist. Frances was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed children and loved music. Frances was extremely involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and taught the children there for many years. She will be sadly missed. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, Roselawn Cemetery.

McLain, James W.
James W. McLain - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - July 5, 1918 - A bank of the Apishapa river caved in near Pueblo, crushing to death James W. McLain, commissioner of Otero county and acting highway commissioner.

McLain, Melvin O.
Melvin O. McLain - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2002 - Age 72, died Jan. 20, 2002, at his La Junta home. Survivors include his wife, Dortha, of the home; children, Steve (Debbie) McLain, Tom (Donna) McLain and Jeanette (Jerry) Martinez, all of La Junta, Cindy Huff (John Barnhart) of Aurora, and Charles McLain of Pueblo; brother, Willis Amway of Arizona; sisters, Eva Mathews of La Junta and Doreen (Joe) Cummins of Texas; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church of La Junta with the Rev. Gary Zilm officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice Association, John Fisher Hose Co. or to the United Methodist Church.

McLain, William (Mrs.)
Mrs. William McLain - Huerfano World - June 6, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History -1938: Mrs. William McLain, a resident of La Veta for over 20 years, died, leaving her husband and a sister, Mrs. Edwin L. Smith.

McLaren, Lucy
Lucy McLaren - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2004 - Lucy McLaren, 58, passed away July 9, 2004, in her home under the care of Pueblo Hospice after battling cancer for four months. She was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Denver, Colo. She worked for a Time Warner Co. in Denver for over 20 years before moving to Pueblo in 1998. She is survived by her parents, Cena Spencer and Duncan McLaren; long-term companion, Irene Martin; sister, Linda McLaren (Charles McClure); brothers, Gary and Garrett Spencer and Bob (Tina) McLaren; nieces, Heather, Shondra, Ashleigh, Cherise and Cena; nephews, Brian, T.J. and Michael; grandnieces, Isabella and Tiarra; grandnephew, Nathaniel; aunt, Elizabeth Stellantano; uncles, Richard (Connie) Pachelli, Guido (Ann) Pachelli; aunts, Gloria and Mary; numerous cousins and many friends too numerous to mention. Lucy was dearly loved and will be missed very much by her family and all those whose lives she touched. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with Father Kevin Novack officiating. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office in her memory.

McLarnon, George F.
George F. McLarnon - Brandon Bell - March 28, 1913 - Dies in Suicide Pact - George F. McLarnon Took Heavy Dose of Morphine - Girl in Pueblo Suicide Case is Waitress at Salida and Wrote Him Letters - Pueblo, Colo. - A chapter of what is believed by the police to be part of a suicided agreement between George T. McLarnon and Miss Mildred Shafer, both of Salida, has been enacted here, when McLarnon took morphine, dying later at a hospital. McLarnon was stopping at a hotel near the Union depot and it is evident he arose early in the night, dressed himself, swallowed the morphine and then staggered into the street where he was found lying on the pavement. In his pockets were several letters from Miss Shafer, a waitress at Salida. One of them, a short note, indicated that the two had at least discussed the question of killing themselves. “I am going to put an end to it all,” read the note; “there is nothing but trouble in this world and without you life is nothing. Remember the last words I told you and keep your promise to me. Good-by, dear, forever.” On the other side of the paper these words were written: “My God, what have I done!” A newspaper clipping found in McLarnon's pocket contained an account of his brother's suicide three months ago at aSlido [sic]. He drank carbolic acid. McLarnon's father lives at Salida.

McLarty, Diane T.
Diane Tesitor McLarty - Huerfano World - July 11, 2002 - Diane Tesitor McLarty, July 11, 1948 - July 8, 2002, a mother and artist, was born in Walsenburg. After graduation in theater arts from the University of Colorado, she pursued acting in plays and films including ABC's Oh Baby Baby Baby in Hollywood, but left the stage to raise her three children. During that time her paintings were exhibited around New Jersey. Recently she returned to her theatrical roots as a director and was scheduled to direct Luna Stage's last production of the 2002-2003 season. Surviving are husband, Ron; sons, Zachary, Lucas and Matthew; her parents, Carl and Elsie Lenzini Tesitor; two brothers, Carlos Tesitor and David Tesitor; and three sisters, Nechie Hall, Jeanne Candler and Lisa Ingoldby. Following services in Walsenburg, a memorial service is planned in Montclair, NJ.

McLauchlan, Andrew B.
Andrew B. McLauchlan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1986 - Andrew B. McLauchlan, 49, died May 5, 1986, at the family home in Lamar. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, St. Peter Episcopal Church, Lamar. Burial, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Valley Funeral Chapel, Lamar.

McLaughlin, Claude
Claude W. “Mac” McLaughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2002 - Claude W. “Mac” McLaughlin, 90, found his way to glory on April 13, 2002. He leaves his loving wife, Marion of 47 years, his daughter and numerous family members. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, 434 S. Conquistador Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West McLaughlin Memorial Fund.

McLaughlin, Donna J.
Donna J. Kinney McLaughlin - Durango Herald - January 6, 2004 - A celebration of life will be held June 23 in Hemet, Calif., and Aug. 26 in Pueblo, Colo., for Donna J. Kinney McLaughlin, a former Durango resident who died April 4, 2001, in Hemet after a brief illness. She was 72. Mrs. McLaughlin was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Trinidad, Colo. She married Lester McLaughlin in Pueblo on Feb. 14, 1948. Mrs. McLaughlin lived in Durango from 1968 to 1973 and worked at Pants 'N Things. She was involved in Rainbow Girls, Shrine Club, Eastern Star, Dance Club and the NeoDelphians. She is survived by her husband, Lester McLaughlin; a daughter, Leslie Leonard of Pueblo; a son, Kirk McLaughlin of Bayfield; and four grandchildren, Kyle Leonard of Bozeman, Mont., Kelly Leonard of Pueblo, Ryan McLaughlin of Las Cruces, N.M., and Tyler McLaughlin of Bayfield. Donations may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81003, or to a favorite charity.

McLaughlin, Goldia Jean
Goldia Jean McLaughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1976 - Goldia Jean McLaughlin, passed away at a local hospital Saturday, July 31, 1976. Lifelong Pueblo resident, late of 1529 Saratoga. Mrs. McLaughlin was predeceased by her husband, George P. McLaughlin, who died Jan. 26, 1975. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Jean Johnson of Pueblo and Patricia Van Zandt of Denver. Also a sister, Mrs. Earl B. (Sylvia) Cox of Pueblo and two stepsisters, Mrs. Dorothy Parry of Pueblo and Mrs. Ella Scott Sacramento, Calif. Grandchildren, Debra Perrino, Danny and Brenda Johnson of Pueblo, and Randy Scott, Ron and Karen Sue Van Zandt, of Denver. Also two great-grandchildren. Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of the Womens Christian Organization, the Over 40 Club, Pikes Peak Sisters 431, and two card clubs. The 2nd Wednesday Club and The 4th Thursday Club. Service will be held in the Rouch Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. LaVerne W. Linnerson officiating. Interment, Mt. View. Memorial may be made to the Kidney Foundation direct or through our office.

McLaughlin, Harold
Harold McLaughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 2003 - Harold McLaughlin, 88, born June 27, 1915, in Manchester, England, passed away Dec. 9, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Bertha "Bea" McLaughlin; nieces, nephews, and friends with whom he walked at the Pueblo Mall everyday. There will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

McLaughlin, Lillian Beatrice
Lillian Beatrice McLaughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2006 - Lillian Beatrice McLaughlin, 89, born Dec. 10, 1916, went home to be with the Lord on July 24, 2006. Preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Lillian McLaughlin; brothers, Amel, Gerald, Veral and Jimmy McLaughlin. Survived by sisters, Beulah Alexander, Geneva (Kenneth) Crain; brother, Lester (Kathy) McLaughlin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the Colorado Springs Hospice and the Colonial Columns Nursing Home for the loving care given to Bea.

McLaughlin, Margaret B.
Margaret B. McLaughlin – Great Falls Tribune - March 25, 1997 - Great Falls, Montana – Margaret B. McLaughlin, 91, died Friday in a local nursing home of natural causes. Her funeral is noon Tuesday at St. Ann's Cathedral, with entombment in Hillcrest Mausoleum; O'Connor Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Born May 15, 1905 at Pueblo, Colo. She attended schools in Hoisington, Kan., graduating from high school in 1923. On March 3, 1924, she married Charles McLaughlin in Hoisington. She operated her own beauty parlor there for 20 years before coming to Great Falls in 1951, when her husband received a governor's appointment to the Interstate Commerce Commission. He died in 1993. She belonged to St. Ann's Cathedral and had been a member of Holy Family Altar Society and St. Rita's Circle. Surviving is a sister, Ida Krier of Yorba Linda, Calif.

McLaughlin, Marion P.
Marion P. McLaughlin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2004 - Marion P. McLaughlin, 71, joined her beloved husband, Claude on November 29, 2004 after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pueblo West Ecumenical church. At Marion's request, in lieu of flowers, donations are being accepted for the children's program at the church.

McLean, Eugene J.
Eugene J. McLean - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2003 - Eugene J. McLean, 89, passed away Aug. 3, 2003. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred McLean. Survived by his children, Diane (Sanford) Dowell, Goodyear, Ariz., and Christine Brown, Wetmore, Colo.; grandchildren, Zachary and Elizabeth Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Services and interment will be in Chicago, Ill. Donations may be made to the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, 4028 W. 11th, Pueblo, CO 81003.

McLean, John
John McLean - Bayfield Blade - December 12, 1913 - When death claimed John McLean, seventy-two, lawyer, civil engineer, trapper, scout and hermit, in a Pueblo hospital, there came an end to a feud of dozen years' duration which had existed between himself and the members of the H. Metcalf family over irrigation water, that resulted in one almost fatal shooting affray and a term in the penitentiary for McLean.

McLeod, J'Sai Andre
J'Sai Andre McLeod - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 1, 2008 - February 12, 2007-February 9, 2008. J'sai Andre McLeod passed away in Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado on February 9, 2008. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado to Kryssa Baker and also to Jared Mcleod. J'sai is the grandson of Reginald Baker of Pueblo, Laura Baker of Denver, Diodina Blue of Colorado Springs and Rick Mcleod of Bellevue, Nebraska. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all of his aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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