The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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McMackin, Anna
Anna McMackin - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1997 - Anna McMackin, 80, of Walsenburg. , 1 p.m. today at Romero Chapel in Walsenburg.

McMahan, Earl
Earl "Gene" McMahan – Albuquerque Journal - May 10, 2006 - Earl "Gene" McMahan, 76, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006 in Albuquerque. He was born April 27, 1930 in Trinidad, CO to the late Harold and Rachel McMahan. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Margaret McMahan; three daughters, Lynne Ornelas and husband, Harry of San Diego, CA, Rae Ann Paden of Denver, CO, and Michelle Williams and husband, Jack of Dublin, OH; grandchildren, Cory and Brandon Ornelas of San Diego, CA, and Chloe and Maddie Williams of Dublin, OH; and one great-grandson, Jaron MacMootry of San Diego, CA. A Rosary will be recited, Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 11, 2006, 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Avenue NW, with Father Richard McGowan, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at French Mortuary from 6:00 p.m. until time of Rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Earl's name to your favorite charity. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400.

McMahan, Marlan E.
Marlan E. McMahan - Pueblo Chieftain - January 10, 2005 - Marlan E. McMahan, 66, passed away Jan. 6, 2005. Survived by wife, Anita McMahan; children, Glenn (Michelle) McMahan, Deborah McMahan, Michele (Bill) Kerr, and Trey (Charity) Long; also survived by father, W. Glenn (Dora) McMahan; five grandchildren, Kendra McMahan, Connor and Thomas McMahan, Megan and Cody Kerr; sisters, Glenna (Don) Bigelow, Elaine (Charles) Lovell, Diane (Jerry) Maurer; nieces, Linda (Scott) Young, Laurel (Tim) Simpson, Debbie (Todd) Maxcy; nephew, Donavan (Tammy) Bigelow. Mr. McMahan dedicated his life to his family as a loving Christian husband, father and grandfather. He served 42 years as an educator. He was an active minister in three churches and constant servant to all those around him. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Marlan McMahan Memorial Fund through Pueblo West Baptist Church, 180 Croyden, Pueblo West, 81007. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Majestic Baptist Church, Pueblo West, 494 E. Hemlock Dr. and in Wheat Ridge Trinity Baptist Church, 1 p.m. Wednesday.

McMahon, Della
Della McMahon - The Independent - November 8, 1918 - Mrs. T. W. McMahon Dead - Mrs. Della McMahon, wife of T.W. McMahon and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Speed died at her home in Fraser, Colo., on October 25 of Spanish influenza followed by pneumonia. Mrs. McMahon is survived by her husband and seven children, five boys and two girls, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Speed; her sisters, Mrs. Alice Dancy and Mrs. Margaret C. Beeler; her brothers, Frederick J. and Sidney H. Speed. Her burial was at the Butte Valley cemetery, near the old home, where her father and mother now live.

McMahon, Edward
Edward McMahon - The World Independent - September 20, 1935 - Edward McMahon Passes Away in Denver Hospital - Funeral Services Will be Sunday Afternoon at 2 O'clock - Ned Speed McMahon, 23, of the Huerfano, passed away yesterday in a Denver hospital and his body was forwarded here for burial in the Huerfano cemetery Sunday afternoon following services at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock. McMahon had lived on the Speed ranch north of town most of his life. He was born in Denver, but moved here while still an infant. Survivors are his father, T.W. McMahon of Winnemucca, Nevada; three brothers, Michael, Joseph, and Howard and two sisters, Josephine and Mary. The Reverend A.M. Dupres will officiate for the services Sunday. Interment will be under the direction of the Unfug – Peet Mortuary.

McMahon, Helen Wiener
Helen Wiener McMahon - The Independent - August 21, 1931 - Funeral Services For Mrs. McMahon - Large Number of Gardner Residents Pay Last Respects - Gardner (special) – A host of relatives and friends from Gardner and vicinity attended the funeral services for Mrs. Helen Wiener McMahon, of Sharpsdale, who died at the Lamme Hospital in Walsenburg on Sunday, August 16. Services were held from St. Mary's church in that city on Wednesday. Interment, under the direction of Furphy Brothers, was made beside her husband in the family plot on the Speed ranch at Butte Valley. The pall bearers at the services were members of Mrs. McMahon's graduating class – James Smith, Stephen Anderson, Martin Zudar, Joe Vigil, Alfred Mellon, and Ernest Krier. The flower girls were Bertha Feller, Martha Veltman, Catherine Prudhoe and Annie Caniparolli. Mrs. McMahon was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Wiener of Sharpsdale, coming with her parents to Sharpsdale a number of years ago. She was a graduate of St. Mary's high school in Walsenburg and attended the Adams State College at Alamosa one term. After having taught one year at Sharpsdale she was married on April 1, 1930 to Fred S. McMahon of Denver. The wedding took place in the Sacred Heart church at Gardner. Soon after their marriage they went to Leadville, where Mr. McMahon was killed in a mine explosion just six weeks later. Mrs. McMahon then returned to make her home with her parents at Sharpsdale. A little daughter, Jean Patricia, was born to her on January 1, 1931; She is survived by her daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Wiener, one sister, Lucille Wiener, and one brother, Roy Wiener, all of Sharpsdale.

McMahon, James E.
James E. McMahon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1933 - James E. McMahon To Be Buried Here - James E. McMahon, former division superintendent of the Pueblo-La Junta division of the Santa Fe railroad, who died Monday at his home in Arkansas City, Kan., will be buried in Pueblo. Mr. McMahon was division superintendent of the Santa Fe at Arkansas City where he had lived for the past 14 years. He was 67 years old. Funeral services will be held this morning at Arkansas City, following which the body, accompanied by the widow, family and friends will be forwarded to Pueblo. The body will lie in state from 8 a. m. to 10 a.m. Friday at T. G. McCarthy and Sons. Burial will be at Roselawn cemetery where services will be held at the grave at 10:30 a.m. Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1933 - McMahon, James E. died at his home at Arkansas City, Kan., Monday, January 23 - Division superintendent Santa Fe railroad at Arkansas City. Aged 67 years. Devoted husband of Mrs. Susie McMahon and beloved father of Mrs. Ed Clare, La Junta, and Misses Mary and Mildred, Arkansas City, Kan.; brother of Charles and Henry McMahon, Chicago. Body en route to Pueblo accompanied by Mrs. McMahon and family and friends arriving Pueblo Friday morning. Body to lie in state in funeral chapel at T. G. McCarthy & Sons, from 8 until 10 a.m. Friday. Services at Roselawn where interment will be held on the family lot. The Rev. ____ Wolohan officiating.

McMahon, Joseph J.
Joseph J. McMahon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2003 - Joseph J. McMahon, 73, passed away Oct. 14, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Frank and Veronica McMahon, who preceded him along with a sister, Vera McGruddy; brothers, Francis and William McMahon; and nephew, Francis McMahon. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen McMahon; children, Donna (Ron) Mims, Corrales, N.M., Debra (Ed) Lujan, Pueblo, Joseph (Mary Kay) McMahon, Allentown, Pa., and Michael (Cindy) McMahon, Pueblo. Grandfather of Tonya (Vince) Quintana, Jim (Jamie) Caldwell, Tina Lujan, Kelley and Ronny Mims, Joe and Michael McMahon, Jim and Eric Halverson and Rachel Pruitt. Great- grandfather of Carly and Vincent. Also survived by his sister, Dolores (Bill) Trenwith; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Joe retired from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service in 1968. He then started a second career and retired from US West in 1986. He had a love for art and was an avid artist throughout his life. Per his request, there will be no viewing. Rosary, 1 p.m. Friday, with Mass to follow at Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the U.S. Air Force.

McMahon, Miles
Miles McMahon - Akron Pioneer Press - July 29, 1904 - Miles McMahon, a long time resident of Trinidad, was killed instantly at the new mine of the Calley Coal Company, a few miles west of Sopris, July 22nd, by the falling of a smokestack that was being raised with blocks and tackle.

McMahon, Patrick (Mrs.)
Mrs. Patrick McMahon - Rocky Mountain News – March 19, 1911 – Mrs. Patrick McMahon, mother of Mrs. E. C. Gilmore and Mrs. George E. Monahan, died in Pueblo, Sat., March 18. Interment in Pueblo, Monday, from residence of daughter, Mrs. Mamie Calkins, 301 Grand Av, Dubuque, Iowa papers please copy.

McMahon, Thomas
Thomas McMahon – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – November 20, 1916 – Thomas McMahon – Thomas McMahon, the oldest son of Mrs. Maybelle McMahon, city treasurer of Leadville, died yesterday in Pueblo, according to announcement received last night from Mrs. McMahon, who went to Pueblo Monday night last on receiving word of his critical sickness. The young man was 21 (?) years old. Death was caused by leakage of the heart, from which the youth had suffered for sometime. When his condition showed indications of becoming more serious a few weeks ago, he went from here to Pueblo, where he had been eight weeks. A turn for the worse came at the first of the week and the urgent message was sent which caused Mrs. McMahon, his mother, to go to Pueblo Monday night. The young man is survived by his mother, two brothers and one sister. He had lived his life in Leadville, where he attended the schools in his younger years, and was widely known in the city. Arrangements have been made to hold funeral services here Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the Church of the Annunciation, according to word received last night by the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking company. The cortege will leave the family residence, 212 East Sixth street, at 9 o'clock. The remains will arrive here this evening on D. & R. G. passenger train No. 1.

McMains, John William
John William McMains - Walsenburg World-Independent - February 6, 1931 - John William McMains died at his home between North Veta and La Veta Monday, February 2, at the age of 74 years. Funeral services were held at La Veta Methodist church, Rev. W. H. Miller officiating. John McMains is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred Vasquez; by two sons, Theo McMains and Roy McMains, both of Pagosa Springs; and by one brother, James McMains, of Aguilar. Huerfano World - February 6, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1931: Died, John William McMains, 74, leaving his children, Mrs. Grace O'Niell, Mrs. Verna Vasquez, Theodore and Raymond.

McMakin, Paul H.
Paul H. McMakin - Huerfano World - August 10, 2000 - Paul H. McMakin, 68, of Walsenburg died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000. Mr. McMakin was born Aug. 6, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA, to Robert and Hope Harwood McMakin. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a construction operating engineer. Mr. McMakin is survived by his wife, Martha, Walsenburg; children, Patricia Abdalla, Sam McMakin, Thomas Mack, Kevin Mack, California, Jennifer Burnet and David Mack; a brother, Robert McMakin, Texas and ten grandchildren. At his request, cremation, Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

McMann, Mary Alice
Mary Alice McMann - Brandon Bell - March 26, 1915 - Mrs. Mary Alice McMann, 65, widow of Robert H. McMann, former Denver banker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Thatcher in Pueblo.

McMartin, John Howard
John Howard McMartin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Westlake Village, Calif. John Howard McMartin, 50, of Agoura Hills, passed away peacefully at home with loved ones on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, after fighting cancer for three years. John was born on April 2, 1949, in Pueblo, and has been a Los Angeles county resident for the past 16 years. He was a senior project manager for Raytheon/Hughes Aircraft for 13 years. John was a positive, uplifting person who had an extraordinary sense of humor and loved his family. He enjoyed life and learning new things which was expressed through his rose garden, his paintings, his reading and his faith. He is survived by his beloved wife, Maxine; daughter, Jennifer; son, David; mother, Leslie Marian McMartin; and sister, Peggy Bartmess (Bill). John was preceded in death by his father, Howard McMartin; and brother, Scott McMartin. He will be remembered by all whose life he touched and missed by many. A mass will be held today at St. Jude Catholic Church, Westlake Village. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 50 W. Hillcrest Dr. No. 208, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 91360.

McMartin, William
William "Scott" McMartin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 1999 - William "Scott" McMartin, age 47, of Pueblo, passed away April 4, 1999.Survived by his mother, Marian McMartin- brother, John (Maxine) McMartin- and sister, Peggy (Bill) Bartmess. Also survived by his niece, Jennifer McMartin-nephew, David McMartin- special friend, Kathy- as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Howard L. McMartin, in1992. Scott was a graduate of Centennial High School and the University of Southern Colorado. He was a senior appraiser for the Pueblo County Assessor's Office and also worked for Southwestern Supply. Funeral service, Wednesday, 2p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor's choice.

McMartin, William Thomas
William "Bill" Thomas McMartin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2003 - William "Bill" Thomas McMartin 52, passed away Feb. 17, 2003 in Denver, Colo. Born Oct. 10, 1950 in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by father, John R. Titman and stepfathers Edwin K. McMartin and Robert T. Hirsch. Survived by mother Willadean Hirsch; sisters Mary Ellen (Jim) Blasing and Louanne McMartin; children Jeff McMartin, Doug (Paula) McMartin, and Julie (Larry) Stewart, special grandchildren: Sheldon, Josh, Morgan and Kara, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was a steamfitter by trade and was a member of the United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Local #20 in Pueblo from 1972 to present. Bill enjoyed being with his family, growing vegetables, camping in the mountains of Colorado and celebrating the 4th of July. Memorial Service at 1 p.m., Feb. 27, 2003 at the Ascension Episcopal Church. The family will receive guests in the parish hall immediately following the service. Private graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to be made in memory of Bill McMartin to The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, 2111 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205, attn: Tena, 303-285-5222.

McMaster, Susan
Susan (Wiebe) McMaster - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2004 - Susan (Wiebe) McMaster passed away unexpectedly Mar. 31, 2004 in Amarillo, TX. She was born Jan. 7, 1956 to Mae Ola and Arlan Wiebe. She enjoyed the outdoors and her pets. Her survivors include her mother, Mae Wiebe, her daughters, Shannon Moore (Brad), and Tommi Sue Bentley (Roger) and four grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Judy Mikulas (John), Gerry Urie (Wade) and brother Arlan Wiebe Jr. as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Following Susan's wishes, cremation has taken place.

McMeekan, Alex
Alex "Red" McMeekan - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 1986 - Alex "Red" McMeekan, 61, late of 29656 McMeekan Road, passed away May 6, 1986, at a local hospital. Husband of Ila, of the family home; a daughter, Helen (Andrew) Rusovick; three grandchildren, Korey Kirscht, Karolyn Trantham, and Pat Trantham, all of Pueblo. Third-generation Pueblo native. Married 41 years. Past employee of the A. P. Green Refractories and the city of Pueblo. By his request, immediate cremation; no services. The family respectfully requests no memorials, flowers or condolences.

McMeekan, James E.
James E. McMeekan - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 1999 - James E. McMeekan passed away April 2, 1999, on his 85th birthday. Survived by his nephews and nieces, Betty Hayes, Margaret (Jim) Whitmire and James (Carol) Gerler, all of Pueblo, Margaret (Don) Foose of Ashland, Ore., Jane (Ken) Craig of Northglenn, Colo., and Edwin (Muffin) Gerler of Raleigh, N.C. Also survived by his friend, longtime business associate and caregiver, Glenn Filer. Preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Margaret McMeekan-brothers, Alexander, Bill, John and Hugh- sisters, Marie Cannon, Agnes Gerler and Jane Cribari. James was a lifetime resident of Pueblo. He worked at Colorado Supply Company at age 14 and later worked at Crews Beggs. He was the general manager of American Furniture for 34 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 50-year member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, AF&AM, and lifetime member of Al Kaly Temple. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with Rev. Pat Hurley and Father Jim Bimbi officiating. The family will receive friends in the church hall immediately following the service. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials maybe made to Al Kaly Shriners Transportation Fund through the funeral home office.

McMeekan, William H.
William H. McMeekan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 1987 - A memorial service was held for William H. McMeekan on July 6, 1987, in Maumee, Ohio. His wife, Phyllis, son, Bill, and granddaughter, Devan survive. Also survived by sister, Betty Hayes of Pueblo He was employed by Prudential Insurance for 20 years before taking disability retirement. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or American Cancer Society.

McMichael, Alvin Ewing
Alvin E McMichael - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1966 - Alvin E McMichael of 324 Sunset Lane, passed away in a local hospital Thursday morning. He was the husband of Mrs. Evelyn McMichael. He leaves behind one son and 3 daughters. He was the son of Mrs. Lula McMichael of Pueblo and brother of Jess Wantland, Robert McMichael, and Mrs. Ethel Bayliss all of Pueblo. He also had six grandchildren. Mr. McMichael had been an active employee of the CF&I Corp in the Rail Mill Finishing Department since 1939. He had been a resident of Pueblo for 35 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Valhalla's Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. James L Barber. Interment will follow in Pueblo Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

McMichael, Lula Betty
Mrs. Lula Betty McMichael - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1969 - Mrs. Lula Betty McMichael of Siloam Star Route, Box 205, passed away March 12, 1969. Widow of Randolph McMichael who passed away Nov 17, 1948. Mother of Mrs. Ethel Bayliss, Robert L McMichael and Jess W Wantland, Pueblo. Sister of Clarence Everhart, Ness City, KS and Mrs. Jennie Warnow, Salina, KS. Survived by 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Services 2 pm Saturday, funeral home drawing room, conducted by the Rev. Harold Tuttle. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.

McMichael, Marlin Earl
Marlin Earl McMichael - Pueblo Chieftain - June 1, 1946 - Marlin Earl McMichael was born September 20, 1915 at Quenemo, Kansas. He came to Colorado with his parents at an early age and has lived in Pueblo for many years. He was taken ill in the late summer of 1944 and despite the efforts of physicians and the loving care of his family, passed away in the early morning of Memorial Day, May 30, 1946. During his illness he accepted Christ as his Savior and since that time has maintained faithful witness to a saving knowledge of the Master. He leaves to mourn his home-going, his wife, Clara and two children, Patricia, 9 and Marlin Jr., 3. Also bereaved are his parents, Oscar Randolph and Lula McMichael three brothers, Jesse Wantland, Alvin McMichael and Robert McMichael of Pueblo and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Bayliss of Cheyenne, Wyoming. To these and his many friends, he leaves the memory of a patient suffering and the confident witness of the presence of his Savior. His untimely going causes sorrow.

McMichael, Oscar Randolph
Oscar Randolph - Pueblo Chieftain - November 18, 1948 - Randolph McMichael Expires At His Home - The time of funeral services for Randolph McMichael had not been set last night. He died Wednesday at his home, 1420 E. Orman. He was a retired carpenter and a Spanish American War Veteran. A resident of Pueblo for 20 years, he is survived by his widow, Lulu McMichael, and children: J. W. Wantland, Pueblo, Mrs. Ethel Bayliss, Loveland, Alvin McMichael, Vineland, and Robert McMichael of Boulder. Brothers, Matthew McMichael of Plainsville, Kan. and John McMichael of Chicago. Mr. McMichael was a member of the Baptist Church and the United Spanish American War Veterans. Funeral announced later.

McMichael, Randolph
Randolph McMichael - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1948 - Randolph McMichael Expires at His Home - The time of funeral services for Randolph McMichael had not been set last night. He died Wednesday at his home, 1420 E. Orman. He was a retired carpenter and a Spanish American War Veteran. A resident of Pueblo for 20 years, he is survived by his widow, Lulu McMichael, and children: J. W. Wantland, Pueblo, Mrs. Ethel Bayliss, Loveland, Alvin McMichael, Vineland, and Robert McMichael of Boulder. Brothers, Matthew McMichael of Plainsville, Kan. and John McMichael of Chicago. Mr. McMichael was a member of the Baptist Church and the United Spanish American War Veterans. Funeral announced later.

McMichael, Robert L.
Robert L. McMichael - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Robert L. McMichael, 78, passed away March 25, 1999. Survived by his children, Shar (Stan) Brown, Kathy (Ron) Conradt, Roberta (Ray) Palacio, Cindy (John)Windholz, Bob (Jamie) McMichael Jr., Jeff McMichael- numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren- brother, Jess Wantland. Robert was a member and past president of the American Legion and FOE No. 3367, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. , Tuesday, 11 a.m., Trinity Life Center. Reception at Eagles Lodge FOE No. 3367 following the service. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

McMillan, Elmer
Elmer McMillan – Record Journal of Douglas County – November 2, 1923 – Pueblo. – Elmer McMillan, 14-year-old high school student, died from a wound received when he was shot accidentally by a companion. The two were hunting.

McMillian, Samuel
Samuel McMillan - Rocky Mountain News - May 23, 1895 - Trinidad, Colorado, May 22 - The funeral occurred this afternoon from the Trinity Episcopal Church and was attended by a large concourse of friends. The Las Animas lodge No. 28, A. F. & A. M., the ladies of Trinidad chapter, O. E. S. and the Sir Knights of Oriental Commandery, No. 18 in full uniform, of which the deceased was a member, escorted the remains to their final resting place in the Masonic Cemetery.

McMillin, Victor
Victor McMillin - Memorial to Fallen Officers - The presence of the Memorial to Fallen Officers in the lobby of the Colorado Corrections Training Academy, Caρon City, stands as an everlasting symbol of honor to the fourteen men who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado DOC recognizes the ultimate price paid, dedication and loyalty of the following men: Victor McMillin - December 21, 1961 Victor Bryan McMillin was a correctional farm officer at the time of his death, December 21, 1961. McMillin, age 62, was supervising a crew of three inmates in rebuilding a dam on Mill Ditch about 300 yards east of the Southern Colorado Power Company plant. Unexpectedly, the inmate driving the truck lost control when the bed was raised about a quarter of the way up and the heavy truck toppled over on its side, crushing McMillin. At the time of his death, McMillin left a wife, mother, son and daughter.

McMinn, Anderson Nolan Sr.
Anderson Nolan McMinn Sr. “Andy” - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2005 - Anderson Nolan McMinn Sr. “Andy”, loving husband, father, grandfather passed away peacefully Mar. 26, 2005 in Mulvane, Kan. Born June 23, 1935 in Mineralwells, Tex. He is preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Lena McMinn. Andy loved his country and served with the U.S. Navy from Nov. 3, 1952 until July 1, 1975. Andy is survived by 5 sons: Andy Jr. (Rebecca) of Florence, Colo., Rob (Deanna) Wichita, Kan., Steve (Angela) Lewiston, Idaho, Ricky (Rita) Wichita, Kan., Lenny (Candice) Mayfield, Kan. and 16 grandchildren, his true love Margaret Ann McMinn of Olive Branch, Miss. Happy Birthday Dad, we love and miss you.

McMorris, Robbie
Robbie McMorris - Rifle Reveille - July 21, 1899 - Robert Doak returned from Pueblo, Tuesday, where he was called to attend the funeral of his grandson, Robbie McMorris, who died on the 9th of July.

McMullen, Betty Ann
Betty Ann McMullen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1999 - Betty Ann McMullen, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 23, 1999. Survived by her sons, Cliff McMullen and John (Pam) McMullen; sister, Eileen DeJoy; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Graveside inurnment, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Cremation, Imperial.

McMullen, Mark C.
Mark C. McMullen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1999 - Mark C. McMullen, 48, passed away Nov. 6, 1999. Survived by his mother, Shelley M. McMullen; brothers, Bruce McMullen and Wade (Lana) McMullen, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Richard F. McMullen. Born June 13, 1951, in Omaha, Neb. Mark was an auto mechanic for the City of Pueblo. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Harold R. Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home.

McMullen, Shelley Mae
Shelley Mae McMullen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 05, 2003 - Shelley Mae McMullen, 85, passed away April 2, 2003. Survived by her sons, Bruce R. (Sharon) McMullen and Wade (Lana) McMullen; sister, Becky (Loren) Lutz; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. McMullen; and son, Mark McMullen. Born to Charles and Nancy Bruce on Feb. 14, 1918, in Sherman, Texas. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2003, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make a donation in Shelley's memory to a charity of choice through the funeral home.

McMurtree, Albina Rose
Albina Rose McMurtree - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1999 - Albina Rose McMurtree, of Pueblo, born in Calbara, Italy, passed away on Dec. 10, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Floyd; daughter, Barbara Jean McMurtree; her parents and two sisters. Survived by her children, Robert McMurtree, Lily (Charles) Shumard and Edward McMurtree, all of Pueblo, Margaret Cross, Pueblo West, Floyd (Gayle) McMurtree Jr., Beulah, and John McMurtree, Denver; sister, Leona Vidmar, Grand Junction; sister-in-law, Laverne Beard, Pueblo; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, Sacred Heart Cathedral, with visitation 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at the funeral home.

McMurtree, Robert J.
Robert J. McMurtree - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 2000 - Robert J. McMurtree, 60, of Pueblo, passed away June 15, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Deloss McMurtree Sr. and Albina Rose Bruno; sister, Barbara Edwards; and daughter, Janet Rose. Survived by daughter, Lorna Lee Solito; two grandsons, Jeremy and Jason; brothers, Floyd D. McMurtree Jr. (Gayle), Edward McMurtree and John McMurtree; sisters, Lily Shumard (Charles) and Margaret Cross. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2000, to be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Roselawn.

McNabb, John Elzy
John Elzy "Jack" McNabb - Huerfano World - October 28, 1999 - John Elzy "Jack" McNabb, 69, died October 22, 1999 in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Born January 6, 1930 in Mankato, KS, to the late John and Ruby Wilson McNabb, he served in the US Air Force from 1950 to 1953. He was a member of St. Mary Church, the American Legion and Colorado Farm Bureau; past member of Volunteer Firefighters, Huerfano County Hospital Board, Elks Lodge, Huerfano County Cattleman's Association and Walsenburg Club. Mr. McNabb was a trucker for four years and a rancher until he sold the ranch in about 1979. He then began J.M. Tire Automotive Company in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Nadine Marie Ferri McNabb, Walsenburg; his mother, Ruby McNabb; three sisters, Pauline Zoberest, Donnis Meltzer and Rose Asbury; two brothers, Larry and Bill McNabb; two sons, Joe Hill and Jesse Hill; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were Tuesday from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Graveside service by the US Air Force Burial Team and the American Legion. Burial was in Turkey Creek Cemetery.

McNair, Clara Mae
Clara Mae McNair - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2004 - Clara Mae McNair, 59, passed away July 8, 2004. Survived by her husband, Bruce L. McNair; and siblings, Bill (Ruth) Odell of Soap Lake, Wash., and Beckey (Robin) Harris of Boise, Idaho. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maxine Odell. Clara was a map-maker for the government and volunteered for many organizations. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, at Broadway Christian Church, 206 Broadway, with Pastor Hal Hartman officiating. A reception will follow at the church.

McNamara, Richard F.
Richard F. "Buzz" "Papa" McNamara - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2002 - Richard F. "Buzz" "Papa" McNamara was born April 5, 1929, in Colorado Springs and passed away July 8, 2002, in Pueblo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd J. and Jessie L. McNamara; his daughter, Susan Marie Tienda; and his brother, Tom McNamara. Survived by his wife, Rosalee McNamara; sons, Richard A. (Elizabeth) McNamara, Randolph S. McNamara and Russell W. (Phoebe) McNamara; grandchildren, Sean (Terrie), Steven, Lindsey, Kelsey, Ashley, Haley, Courtney and Blake; great-grandchildren, Nyasia and Dominic. Also survived by brothers, Robert (Kim) McNamara, Doris (James) Robinson, Patricia (Kris) King, Marilyn (Edwin) Olsovsky and Susan Denny. He was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the 40th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, from which he was honorably discharged. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1979 after 30 years of service. Buzz went on to found Buzz Construction Co., where he worked for the next 10 years building custom homes. He retired from construction in 1989 due to illness. He valued time spent with his sons and grandchildren. He took the most pride in looking after his grandchildren. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by rosary recitation, 7 p.m. at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Joseph Church, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Richard McNamara to the American Kidney Society through the funeral home office.

McNamee, A. James
A. James McNamee – Colorado Springs Gazette – August 2, 2009 - A. James McNamee passed to his next calling quietly in his sleep at home on July 23, 2009. Jim was born October 11, 1924 in Williston, ND and raised in Minot, ND with four brothers and two sisters. He joined the Army Air Corps November 30, 1942 and served around the world as a radio operator on C-47 transport planes. He attained the rank of sergeant and was discharged November 22, 1945. Jim married Anita Cole of Wisconsin Dells, WI in Crookston, MN on December 8, 1943. After WWII, they settled in Milwaukee, WI, where he earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Marquette University. Jim and Anita raised five children while in Milwaukee and Appleton, WI. They moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 1971. Jim was an avid traveler, stamp collector, and award winning amateur photographer. He is survived by his devoted wife, sons Jim (Sue) Littleton, CO, Pete (Pat) Helena, MT, Paul (Barb) Littleton, CO, daughter Linda (Dave) Roberts Gardner, CO, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Mike on April 28, 1978. He also is survived by his brother Larry (Carolyn) Aurora, CO, and his sister, Catherine (Alcides) Rodriguez-Nieto Oakland, CA. A private family memorial service was held. Cremation was July 28. Having a deep faith in God, Jim's wish would be that people say a prayer for him and his loving family. Donations may be made in Jim's name to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, CO.

McNamee, Raymond B.
Raymond B. McNamee - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2000 - Raymond B. McNamee, 53, passed away Nov. 8, 2000. Survived by his wife, Pam McNamee, and children, Matt, Dan, Sam, and MollyJo McNamee, of the family home. Also survived by his sisters, Mary Lynn (Robert) Rockwell of Denver, Monie (Rudy) Guel of El Paso, Texas, and Katie McNamee of Denver. Raymond was born Oct. 25, 1947, in El Paso, Texas. He was a retired railroad engineer and a member of Ascension Episcopal Church. Raymond was an enthusiastic father, wonderful husband and an honorable friend to many. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., with Rev. Father Ephraim Radner officiating. A celebration of Raymond's life will be held at the family home immediately following the church service. Memorials may be made to Leiomyosarcoma Research c/o American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

McNarmy, M.T.
M.T. McNarmy - Huerfano World - November 28, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1897: M.T. McNarmy was killed in the Pictou mine and Tom Caddell was injured.

McNeal, James H.
James H. “Jim” McNeal - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2001 - Photo, Flag, American Legion, VFW, Masonic, Consistory, Elks - James H. “Jim” McNeal, 73, affectionately known as Mr. American Legion, departed this life unexpectedly Sept. 15, 2001. Born Jan. 20, 1928 in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his natural parents, William and Bernice Graves Bunch; adopted parents, James and Eleanor McNeal Sr.; sisters, Marion Bunch and Elizabeth Hurd; brother, James George Bunch; mother-in-law, Marguerite Manley; and brother-in-law, John Hurd. Jim graduated from Trinidad High School, class of 1946, where he served as class treasurer. He also attended Trinidad State Junior College and the U.S. Army Radar School while serving in the military during the Korean Conflict. Following his military service, Jim was employed at the Pueblo Army Depot from 1951 to 1956. He then went to CF&I Steel and retired from there in 1986. Jim was a lifetime American Legion member. His home post was James Gray Post 163, where he was a past post commander. At the time of his departure, he was the post adjutant. He also was past senior vice and past junior vice commander, past district adjutant (two terms) Past Department of Colorado Commander, Past Senior Vice, Past Junior Vice, Past Alternate National Committeeman (four terms) Past Chef-De-Gare (40/8) Locale 827, Past Judge advocate and charter member of VFW Post 8301, National Executive Committeeman. He was very active in Boys State yearly and served as a director and the treasurer. Jim was also an active member of Pikes Peak Elks Lodge No. 473, Past Master of Eureka Lodge No. 2 F&AM (PHA), Past Commander in Chief Pikes Peak Consistory No. 81, past member Colorado Employment Training Council, member of Colorado State Fair Military Affairs Committee, current Judge Advocate Pueblo Veterans Council (18). Jim was also very active in American Legion baseball, and served on many committees. He was well known to all the National Commanders, having just returned from the American Legion National Convention in San Antonio. He was always on call for installation of officers for the various posts throughout the state. He served as master of ceremonies for the Pueblo Veterans Council for Veterans Day and Memorial Day services. He and his team would always see that veteran's graves received a U.S. flag on Memorial Day at all three Pueblo cemeteries. Jim was the recipient of many awards and certificates for his community service. “Mac” was the funeral coach driver for The Angelus Chapel from 1986 until last Saturday morning. He leaves to cherish his beloved wife, Nellie M. McNeal, of the family home; children, James McNeal II, Denver. Christine (Olsen) Smith, Columbus, Ga., Roderick (Alice) Bragg, Pueblo, and Rochelle Bragg and Renee Bragg, both of Denver; siblings William J. (Leslie) Bunch, San Mateo, Calif., Esther E. Jinkins, Los Angeles, Calif., Eugene H. (Katherine) Bunch, Topeka, Kan., and M.D. (Nettie) Bunch, Lafayette, Colo.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; his church family at Eighth Street Baptist Church; American Legion family; Masonic family; the Angelus staff; and his many friends he made over the years. Rose Croix service, 7 p.m. Thursday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St. Interment will take place on Monday at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. As he would say, “I will pass through this world but once. Any good I can show any human being let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again . . ." In lieu in flowers, donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Foundation through the funeral home office. - James H. “Jim” McNeal - Card of thanks - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Where did the time go? It's been five long months since Mac's passing. But I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you who shared your love and concern. A very special thanks to all the American Legionnaires and ladies auxiliaries both state and local for your love and support of just being there to say good-bye to Mac. A special thanks to his Masonic family, his Elks family, the Rev. Steve Mack and Eighth Street Baptist Church family, to Bethlehem Baptist Church for the use of the facilities. To all who sent such beautiful flowers and plants, cards, and especially the donations to the Diabetes Foundation, who told me they were amazed and thankful for the donations received in his name. To the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team for the "double honors" given Mac. He always said your team was always standing tall because of your commitment to your fellow veterans. Last but not least, to the Charles McCulley family and Mac's co-workers at Angelus Chapel, Mac would have approved in the manner you conducted his funeral, the 73 doves released in his honor was a fitting tribute to his memory. If I've missed anyone please forgive me. God Bless America, and God bless you. Sincerely, Mrs. Nellie McNeal and family. - James H. "Jim" McNeal - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2002 - James H. "Jim" McNeal affectionately known as Mr. American Legion. Sept. 15, 2001. The attention to detail, the laughter and yes, the cigar have been missed. As you said you would pass this way once. You did good for your fellow man knowing full well you would not pass this way again. Gone but not forgotten. The Charles McCulley family and staff of Angelus Funeral Directors.

McNeal, Merle E.
Merle E. McNeal - The Des Moines Register - April 09, 1991 - Services for Merle E. McNeal of 2250 70th St., Windsor Heights, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Westover Funeral Home, and burial will be in Glendale Cemetery. Mrs. McNeal, 87, died of a stroke Monday at Charter Community Hospital. Born in Walsenburg, Colo., she moved to the Des Moines area in 1921. She retired as manager of McNeal Hotel and was also involved with McNeal Shopping Center, which her husband built. She was past president of the local and national Home Builders Association auxiliaries. Two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association's Iowa chapter.

McNeeley, R. F.
R. F. McNeeley – Durango Wage Earner – June 10, 1909 – Eads, Colo., June 4. – The body of R. F. McNeeley of Pueblo, conductor on the Missouri Pacific, who, with Dr. Scarlett, also of Pueblo, was drowned in a big reservoir south of here January 3, while duck hunting, was recovered yesterday afternoon by T. P. McBroom of Lamar who was fishing in the lake.  The remains had come to the surface and were floating about when discovered, but identification was not made until this morning when friends arrived here for that purpose.

McNeill, Virgil Hugh
Virgil Hugh McNeill - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1987 - Virgil Hugh McNeill, 66, died Oct. 13, 1987. Born in Indianola, Neb., on Sept. 4, 1921. He moved to Denver as a child, where he lived for 47 years. In high school he was one of the first football Players to be placed on an all-state football team, the first year the program was started. In 1942, he joined the Marines, serving in the South Pacific during World War II until 1946, attaining the rank of Sergeant. After his discharge, he worked in Denver at Kunz Commercial Construction as a superintendent. He retired in 1983 and moved to La Veta, where he had lived for the past four years. He attended La Veta Methodist Church, was warden for La Veta Fisherman's Club and a faithful member of La Veta VFW Post No. 8705. Living relatives include his wife, Evelyn, of La Veta; children, Dr. Thomas (Flo) McNeill, Fairport, N.Y.; Michael (Kathy) McNeill, Paonia, Colo.; Marsha (Steve) Adams, Lakewood; brother, Adonis McNeill, Golden; grandchildren, Brian McNeill, Matthew and Aaron Adams. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, 10 a.m. Saturday, Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Denver.

McNertney, Bernard J.
Bernard J. McNertney - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1999 - Bernard J. McNertney, 66, formerly of Pueblo, died June 5, 1999 , in Amarillo, Texas. Preceded in death by son, Mark Edward McNertney. Survived by children, Maureen (Tony Gallegos) McNertney, Cibola, Texas, Teresa (Rick) Mathews, Pueblo, Laurie (Anthony) Cano, Livermore, Calif., Joseph (Danelle) McNertney, San Diego, and Mary (Mark Winkler) McNertney, Dallas- and 11 grandchildren. Service was held in Amarillo on June 8. Donations may be made to the Arc of Pueblo Buddies Unlimited, 803 W. Fourth, Suite G.

McNertney, Mark
Mark McNertney - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1986 - Mark McNertney, 17, of Amarillo, Texas, formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 22, 1986. Survived by parents, Bernard and Vada McNertney, Amarillo; four sisters, including Teresa Pagano, Pueblo; brother, and two grandmothers. Service, 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and committal, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memory Gardens, both in Amarillo.

McNey, Stephen Jay
Stephen Jay McNey - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2006 - Stephen Jay McNey, 75, Pueblo, passed away on Feb. 15, 2006. Steve was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., in 1930. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant during the Korean conflict, directing the Tyndall Air Force Base medical clinic in Florida. He then entered the field of journalism as a reporter and editor at the Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. Later, as assistant to the president of Mack Trucks, he produced the company magazine, "The Bulldog." Steve and his family moved to Pueblo in 1971, where he served as assistant advertising manager for CF&I. During this time, he also wrote part-time for The Pueblo Chieftain, under the pen name Jay Stevens. Steve ended his working years as a licensed Realtor in Pueblo, and retired in 2002. A 33rd-degree Mason and a member of the Eagles, Steve is survived by wife, Gladys Lober McNey of Pueblo; daughter, Martha (Jeff Marshall), two grandchildren, all of Minneapolis; and son, Lincoln, in London. Remains donated to science at his request.

McNichol, Ralph Emerson
Ralph Emerson McNichol - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1987 - Ralph Emerson McNichol, 104, late of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Canon City. Born March 2, 1 883, in Canton, Kan., died Sept. 21, 1987, in Tucson, Ariz. His parents were James McNichol, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and Henrietta Holderman. He was a retired mail carrier; past member of First Baptist Church of Canon City, member of AARP and National Association of Letter Carriers. He came to Colorado in 1943 and lived in Aurora and Grand Junction before coming to Canon City in 1953. He moved to Green Valley, Ariz., in June 1982 to live with his son, Floyd. He married Lula Elizabeth Jenks on March 26, 1911, in Gratton, Mich. She died April 23, 1963. He married again in 1971 to Anna Elizabeth Peterson. She died June 26, 1983. He is survived by sons, James Elmer McNichols of Arkansas City, Kan., Floyd Ralph McNichols of Grand Valley; stepdaughters, Willa McCormick and Margaret Shoup of Canon City; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Wesley J. McNichols of Wichita, Kan.; and sisters, Grace McNichols and Ruth Dougherty of Powell, Tenn., and Estella Knutsen of Medina, Wash. Service was held Friday at Holt-Dixon Chapel of the Garden, Canon City. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery.

McNish, George W.
George W. McNish - Pueblo Chieftain - December 27, 2001 - George W. McNish, born July 7, 1931, and passed away Dec. 22, 2001. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wade Walter and Minnie Snyder McNish. He is survived by his wife, Karla McNish; children, Madeline (Tim) Kenealy and Cindy (Paul) Koscielniak, both of Colorado Springs, and Leslie McNish of Pueblo; grandchildren, Sean Koscielniak, Eric French, Alex Koscielniak, Renee Kenealy, Diane Kenealy and Daniel Kenealy. Also survived by his sister, Margaret Robinson and his nephew, Jay (Diane) Robinson, both of Las Cruces, N.M.; and his special friends, Norman Montee Jr. of Pueblo, and Frank French of South Bend, Ind., along with many other cherished friends. Mr. McNish served in the U.S. Army for two years and retired from School District No. 60, where he taught science. Cremation, with memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Those who wish may make contributions to either the National Wild Turkey Federation or the Salvation Army, both in care of the funeral home office.

McNulty, Mary E.
Mary E. McNulty - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1997 - Mary E. McNulty, 60, passed away Oct. 13, 1997. Survived by her daughter, Veronica (Dave) Ricotta of Pueblo- brother, Robert McNulty of Missouri-grandchildren, Amy, Carrie and Matthew- and aunt, Marie H. Carlson of Pueblo. Born July 29, 1937, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mary worked as an accountant. At her request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private family will be held at a future date.

McParland, Enod M.
Enod M. McParland – Telluride Daily Journal – March 16, 1906 – Frightful Wreck – Fast Passenger Trains Meet in Head On Collision – Note: Enod M. McParland is listed among the dead of the Adobe Train Disaster, March 16, 1906. Enod M. McParland: From Denver, Colorado, express messenger. Source: Colorado newspaper coverage. Wray Rattler - April 06, 1906 - E. M. McFarland, Messenger, Denver - Fearful Wreck and Loss of Life in D. & R. G. Railroad Collision - Pueblo – The Adobe wreck will rank as one of the great railroad disasters in the history of railroading. For complete coverage see Adobe Train Wreck, 1906

McPeek, Frank D.
Frank D. McPeek - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2000 - Frank D. McPeek, 98, of Muncie, Ind., died Monday evening at the Community Care Center. He was born in Iowa, grew up there and attended school in Iowa. Frank moved to the Muncie area in the early 1930s and worked in the area as a steamfitter for more than 35 years. After retiring in the early 1970s, he moved to Colorado where he lived until returning to Muncie last year. His memberships include Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 661, the Lions Club and First Baptist Church, Colorado City, Colo. Mr. McPeek is survived by four sons, Donald McPeek and Charles (Betty) McPeek of Muncie, Bruce McPeek, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Keith (Sally) McPeek of Danville; 10 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Grace McPeek, in 1997; a daughter, Frances Weir; and two grandchildren. Graveside service and interment Friday, 10 a.m., Colorado City Cemetery.

McPhail, Wynona R.
Wynona R. "Nonie" McPhail - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2006 - Wynona R. "Nonie" McPhail, 88, passed away Feb. 11, 2006. Survived by her brothers, Jack Ricks, Bill (Mary Ann) Ricks, Jake (Lillian) Ricks and Everett (Pat) Ricks; sister, Lou Ruzanski; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Mac" McPhail; parents, Samuel and Edna Ricks; brothers, Glen and Sammy Ricks; and sisters, Blanche, Oleta, Beulah, Eula Mae and June. Nonie was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Shamrock, Okla. She lived in Oklahoma for 50 years, Loveland for 16, and moved to Pueblo in 1985. She was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. She also loved spending time with loved ones, especially the children. Nonie was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church since 1985. Viewing in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Charlene Nimmo officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

McPherson, C. Marie
C. Marie McPherson - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2005 - C. Marie McPherson, 65, of Pueblo, passed away July 14, 2005. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the Beckwith Mortuary in Larned, Kan., with interment to follow.

McPherson, Gloria Ellen
Gloria Ellen McPherson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2006 - Gloria Ellen McPherson, 70, of Chico, Calif. passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at her residence with her loved ones by her side. Services for Gloria are as follows: Fri., June 16, 2006, from 6- 8 p.m. a visitation will be held, and Sat., June 17, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. the funeral service will take place, at Newton- Bracewell Chico Funeral Home; burial will follow at Glen Oaks Memorial Park. Gloria was born on June 7, 1936 in Pueblo, Colo. to Samuel and Isabell McPherson. She was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Centennial High School. Gloria worked for many years in different offices as secretary or bookkeeper. She helped start Floors by Ray with her sons and worked there until she retired; she ran the office, worked with Sales Reps, customer service and did all the bookkeeping for the business. She also had a tropical fish business, selling anywhere in the country. Gloria loved Pomeranians and always had one. She was very devoted to her Scottish heritage and always attended the Scottish Games. She belonged to the Chico Lioness Club. Gloria enjoyed bowling on leagues with her family, she won trophies and "Over 200" pins. She had a childlike innocence; she was a very trusting person but was also very impatient. She liked walking, swimming, and exploring/ hiking through the mountains of Colo. when she was growing up. Gloria was a curious person who always wanted to be in on whatever was going on in her children's lives. She was easy to get along with and her daughter Deb says, "She was also my best friend, and we traveled together every year." She is survived by her daughter, Deb Bergin; sons, Bryan Hobbs, and his wife, Debbie, and Ray Hobbs, and his wife, Debi; sister, Doris Ritchey; and grandchildren, Jason Runco, Zach Hobbs, Christy Hodges, Ehron Hobbs, Doug Hodges, Alan Hobbs, Amber Hobbs, Desiree Breedlove, and Charlotte Hobbs; and two great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Newton- Bracewell Chico Funeral Home 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA. 95926, who are handling the arrangements.

McQuade, John
John McQuade - Huerfano World - April 15, 2004 - John McQuade, born Jan. 17, 1914 in Walsenburg, Survived by wife, Rena; son, Paul (Elaine); daughter, Laura (Richard) Sears; five grandsons, four great grandsons; and brother, Cecil, all of Denver; sister, Nancy (Dick) Woods, of Portland, OR. Died March 31, 2004. Services were held in Denver.

McQuade, Richard A.
Richard "John" A. McQuade - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 2005 - Richard "John" A. McQuade, 86, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 30, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 21, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo., to John and Della McQuade, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife, Edith Tindle; daughter, Sandy (Jack) Russalesi; stepsons, Michael (Liz), Randall, Tommy (Cathy) Tindle; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Pueblo West. Interment, Fort Logan Cemetery.

McQuarrie, Ernest L.
Ernest L. McQuarrie - Pueblo Chieftain - May 11, 2000 - Ernest L. McQuarrie, passed away May 10, 2000, in Pueblo. Ernest was born Dec. 16, 1909, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Ernest A. and Mary Petterson McQuarrie and had lived in Pueblo for nearly 70 years. He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers and is survived by a sister-in-law, Anna Marie McQuarrie, of Pueblo. Uncle Ernie is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Marianna (Jim) Harbert of Pueblo, Frank McQuarrie Jr. of Oklahoma, Bruce (Kathy) McQuarrie of Tennessee, Robert McQuarrie, Matthew McQuarrie of Fort Collins, Thomas Somers, Richard Somers, both of Indiana, Robert Somers of South Carolina; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

McQueen, Patrick Palmer
Patrick Palmer McQueen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2004 - Patrick Palmer McQueen, 43, passed away March 18, 2004. Survived by his mother, Anna Jean Pyle of Pueblo; father, Theodore F. McQueen of Sacramento, Calif.; aunt, Joyce Ellen "Elena" Omkar Hawley of Tulare, Calif.; uncle, Donald Edwin Morgan of Loveland, Colo.; other aunts and uncles in California; and cousins, Songthara Dieter Omkar of Langely, Va., Shawn Dawson Morgan of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Forrest Nelson Morgan of Masonville, Colo., Travis Donald Morgan of Quartz Hill, Calif. Pat was born Sept. 19, 1960, and was a lifelong resident of Pueblo, Colo. He managed Import Motor Parts Store and worked in auto repair and upholstery businesses. Loves of his life included Volvos, music, gourmet cooking, genealogy and two very special dogs, Caesar and Samantha. He had special bonds with family and in particular his grandparents, Kenneth and Dessie Gibbens Morgan; and his uncle, Don. Pat helped with many family reunions and research. Pat had many valued friends and acquaintances. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2004, in the Narthex at Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place. In lieu of flowers and food, memorials may be made to Parkhill Christian Academy or Parkview Medical Center 5 Tower and emergency room through the funeral home.

McQueeney, Hedy
Hedy McQueeney - Pueblo Chieftain - December 9, 2006 - Hedy McQueeney went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 8, 2006, after a courageous battle with ALS. Hedy was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Oak Park, Ill., to Walter and Margaret (Meier) Ziegler, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, John McQueeney of Colorado City; two sons, Jack (Shaunda) McQueeney of Colorado Springs and Tim (Gretchen) McQueeney of Plymouth, Minn.; six grandchildren, Katlyn, Kelsey, Cole, Cara, Sean and Kyle; two sisters, Lillian (Jerry) Fair of Palatine, Ill., and Janet (Pete) Hoffstatter of Stanley, Wis. She had a real heart to serve God and volunteered countless hours in churches and various non-profits. We'll remember her life and celebrate her going home at a memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, Valley Community Church, Colorado City. The family would like to thank Hedy's nurses, Kathy and Dale; and Stella who worked for the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Walsenburg, Colo., or to the Valley Community Church in Colorado City.

McQuillen, Frank
Frank McQuillen - Yampa Leader - October 18,1912 - McQuillen Shot for Fortune? - Pueblo - That Frank McQuillen, who was slain in this city two years ago was killed that someone else might receive his share of a rich estate, is indicated by the story of a Catholic sister from the New York Foundling home who is here investigating the demise of the cowboy.

McQuilliams, Betty J.
Betty J. McQuilliams - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 1997 - Betty J. McQuilliams, 60, passed away Sept. 13, 1997. Survived by her husband, Jack E. McQuilliams- children, Norman McQuilliams of Pueblo and Deborah (David) Rose of Pueblo- brother, Paul (Linda) Shields of Pueblo- grandchildren, Jessica Rose and David Rose Jr.- numerous nephews and nieces. Born to Jean and William Paul Shields on Nov. 4, 1936, in Pueblo, Colo. Betty enjoyed being close to nature and taking care of people and animals. She will lie in state at the funeral home from noon until 6 p.m. today. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1997, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Leaon Griswold officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Park Hill Christian Academy through the funeral home.

McRae, Orlo
Orlo McRae - Huerfano World - October 8, 1992 - This Week in La Veta History - 1918: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McRae received word their son Orlo had been killed in the war Aug. 29. He was 24.

McSchooler, Morris
Morris McSchooler - Pueblo Chieftain - September 06, 2001 - Morris "Mo" McSchooler, 62, of Beulah, went to be with the Lord Sept. 4, 2001. Mo enjoyed helping with the Beulah Yule Log Festival and the Beulah Melodrama, volunteering his efforts for many years. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and spending time outdoors. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jeannie McDaniel; and brother, Raymond. He will be fondly missed by his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann; children, Pamela (Joe) Caprio, Scott (Linda) McSchooler and Janelle McSchooler; grandchildren, Joshua, Bethany and Timothy Caprio and Taylor and Everett McSchooler; brother, Edward McSchooler; sisters, Fran Reed, Bernice Garrett, JoAnne (Paul) Mindenhall. He will also be remembered by special nieces, nephews and many friends. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at the Beulah United Methodist Church with the Rev. E. Fred Sullivan officiating. Family respectfully requests any donations be made to the Beulah Fire Department and ambulance service.

McShane, Bridget Anna
Bridget Anna McShane – Carbonate Chronicle – June 7, 1915 – Death of Patrick McShane's Daughter – Two days after Patrick McShane, aged 75, was adjudged insane in the county court, Saturday, word was received here yesterday from Mrs. John Cowan, of Pueblo, that his daughter, Anna, died in that city in the morning. She had been in ill health for sometime. Mrs. Cowan, who had been caring for her at a private home, having sent word to that effect to McShane several weeks ago. In view of his feeble condition, he could not be notified of his daughter's death yesterday. Carbonate Chronicle – June 7, 1915 – Desires To Care For Patrick McShane – Learning that Patrick McShane, her brother-in-law, had been adjudged insane in the county court here, Saturday, Mrs. Michael McShane, who is the city clerk at Goldfield, Colo., spent yesterday in the city in effort to have the county authorities turn McShane over to her for future care. The court's jury of Saturday has already passed upon McShane's unbalanced mental condition, and the court has delivered a mittimus to the sheriff to take McShane to the insane asylum at Pueblo. No change can therefore be made in the arrangements, it was said last night. The sheriff will probably take him to Pueblo today. Medical examiners pronounced Saturday that the aged miner's mentality is deranged and that unless he is kept under constant care, he is a menace to himself as well as to others. Mrs. Michael McShane interviewed a number of county officials yesterday, but gained no information suggesting that the court's action could be altered. She is the wife of a deceased brother of McShane. She will return to Goldfield today. McShane's daughter, Bridget Anna McShane, died in Pueblo Monday, it was learned here on that day.

McSwee, Barney
Barney McSwee - Basalt Journal - April 20, 1907 - Two miners, Barney McSwee and Robert Brown were instantly killed in a Trinidad mine by the fall of a large rock.

McTaggert, Herbert D.
Herbert D. McTaggert - Walsenburg World - February 23, 1899 - Died - At the residence of A.R. Campbell, Walsenburg, Colo., Thursday, Feb. 16, 1899, Herbert D. McTaggert, aged 18 years and 6 days. Mr. McTaggert was a resident of Palmyra, Canada and came to Walsenburg about three weeks ago hoping to obtain relief from that dread malady, consumption which had fastened upon him, but as usual in such cases, the disease had progressed too far and the pure air of Colorado was powerless to stay its ravages. The deceased was a friend of Mr. Campbell and was tenderly cared for while he lived but no earthly aid could avail him. The remains were shipped back to the old home in Canada for interment.

McTavish, Donald Roy
Donald Roy McTavish - Pueblo Chieftain - December 26, 1987 - Donald Roy McTavish, Pueblo resident since 1923, passed, away Dec. 22, 1987. Mr. McTavish retired from CF&I in 1973 as general foreman the blast furnace department after 38 years of service. One of his hobbies was raising horses, which he really enjoyed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma, in February 1984; one grandson, Steven Scholes; four sisters, Mary Allen Simpson, Anna Stevens, Maybelle Trujillo and Malinda McTavish; four brothers, Walter, Kenneth, Herman, and Jay. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Joe) Zupan and Ruth (Gene) Valencia, all of Pueblo; one grandson, Russell Scholes, who is serving in the U.S. Navy; one brother, Orville McTavish of Pueblo; Survived also by numerous: nieces and nephews and by a very dear friend, Dorothy Elze of Pueblo. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Randy Parshall of Tabor Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 105 La Vista Road after the service.

McVee, Lawrence
Lawrence McVee - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - January 12, 1923 - Pueblo - A small pig on the railroad track caused the death of Lawrence McVee between Great Bend and Holsington, Kan., according to a report received at the offices of the Missouri Pacific railroads here.

McVey, Steven Edward
Steven Edward McVey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 23, 2006 - Steven Edward McVey, 25, passed away March 19, 2006. Survived by the mother of his children, Tina Myers; children, Vincent Nichols McVey and Crystel Alizabeth McVey; mother, Laurie (Dr. Wayne) Graybeal; and sister, Brittany Mitchell; all of Pueblo. Also survived by brother, David Moser, Jr., Alvin, Texas; grandmother, Mary Jamison, Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepsisters, Susan Culver, Nucla, Colo., Shawn Donato, Albuquerque, N.M., and Sandy Juhala, Floissant, Mo.; uncle, Michael Jamison; and cousin, Dezeray Jamison. Preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Custer and Frankie Mae Taylor. Steven was born March 19, 2006, in Harris County, Texas. He was talented artistically and musically. Being a loving father and son, his family was very important to him, especially his two children. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Michael Christian officiating. Memorials may be made to Vincent and Crystel McVey Education Fund, care of Montgomery & Steward.

McWhirt, Ray
Ray McWhirt - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2005 - Ray McWhirt, 49, born March 5, 1956, passed away Aug. 15, 2005. Survived by his loving wife of 19 years Chris McWhirt; children, Nichole (Alfonso) Garcia, Apryl Middelkamp, Jason (Wendy) McWhirt, Karen (Conrad) Jahan; and grandchildren, Makylah, Myleigh, Nathaniel; parents, Harold and Betty Jeane McWhirt; sisters, Joyce (George) Alfonso and Janet (Bill) Yenko; special friends, Joe and Marsha Butkovich and Dianne and Allyn Middelkamp; mother-in-law, Barbara Sorenson; sister-in-law, Shannon (John) Wolf; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and too many friends to mention. Ray was a member of the Pueblo Calf Roping Club and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He worked at Loaf N Jug in the maintenance department for the last 20 years. Ray loved his cats, dogs and horses. He always was ready to help anyone, his smile and helping hand will be missed. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Internment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice in Ray's memory.

McWhirter, Ruby N.
Ruby N. (Cordova) McWhirter - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1987 - Ruby N. (Cordova) McWhirter of Pagosa Springs, November 10, 1987. Survived by husband, two daughters, one granddaughter, six brothers and six sisters. Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Saturday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

McWhirter, William
William McWhirter - Huerfano World - May 27, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1900: A monument will be unveiled for the late William McWhirter, who died last year in the smallpox epidemic, during Memorial services Monday by the Woodmen of the World. [Editor's Note: William McWhirter died May 9, 1899. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, May 18, 1899, Page 1.]

McWilliams, Richard
Richard McWilliams - Basalt Journal - March 11, 1905 - Richard McWilliams, an employee of the Bloom Cattle company near, Hoehne, in Las Animas county, committed suicide a little after midnight on the night of March 5th by shooting himself twice in the left breast. The deed was committed at the McCarthy ranch, where the young man had been staying several days. He was a young man with many friends, who can not account for the act.

McWilliams, William F. Jr.
William F. McWilliams Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2004 - William F. McWilliams Jr., passed away on March 17, 2004, at the age of 83. Born to the union of William F. McWilliams and Nellie Mitchell in Bloom, Colo. Preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers, Dale Mitchell, Lyle Forrest and James Robert. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Rosalie; children, Dale McWilliams, Riley (Lorraine) McWilliams, Linda (Quay) Ferris and Cheryl (Kevin) Santry; grandchildren, Seth, Lauren, Jacob, Kali, Tess, Taylor and Tyler. Also survived by special family friends, Charles and Mary Lee Tucker, Frankie Vail and Helyn Williamson. William had a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree from CSU and was employed as an industrial engineer at the PAD. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on March 22, 2004, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations to the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts through the care of the funeral home.



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