The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Meachum, Orville
Orville Meachum - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2000 - Orville Meachum, 95, Pueblo resident for the past two years, departed this life July 28, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mr. Meachum was retired from the street department for the city of Lebanon, Mo. Survived by his daughter, Jean (Stanley) Gordon, Pueblo. He was a member of New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral, noon Wednesday, Lebanon, Mo., under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

Mead, David Crockett
David Crockett Mead - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2001 - David Crockett Mead, born Aug. 31, 1922, passed away Dec. 12, 2001, at 6:20 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Verna; four siblings, Hazel, Ramah, Hyrum and Jessie; six children, Jessie Ellen, Henry, Abby, Timothy, Darryl and James; 30 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous loved ones. Preceded in death by father, Enoch Mead; mother, Sarah; and brothers, Enoch and James. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa Ward, 4720 Surfwood Lane, Pueblo Colo. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veteran's Ritual Team.

Mead, Opal Estella
Opal Estella Jarrell Mead - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2004 - Opal Estella Jarrell Mead, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Aug. 13, 2004, at her home in Rye, Colo. She was 83 years of age. Opal was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Gardner, Colo., the younger of two children born to Mary Kindt Jarrell and Robert N. Jarrell. In addition to her sister, Ruth Alice Jarrell, she had six older brothers and sisters who were born to her mother and her mother's first husband, Friedrich “Fred” Wilhelm Youch (Jauch), prior to Fred's death. They were John Harry, Gertrude Augusta, Richard, Della Marie, Hattie Rose and Arthur Charles Youch. Opal graduated from Gardner High School in 1939. She married Hyrum Anderson Mead on Dec. 26, 1941. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After Hyrum completed his service in the U. S. Army during World War II, they resided in Pueblo, Colo., before moving to Rye in 1957. They had six children and were married for 63 years. They have 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Opal's life was one of love and devotion to her husband and children. Her soft-spoken and compassionate nature touched the lives of many, but most especially the lives of her family members. She was thrifty and skilled as a seamstress and frequently utilized these talents to beautify her home and bless those around her. She enjoyed music and played the piano. She was also known for her beautiful penmanship and for her careful recordkeeping. Opal had a love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and served faithfully in many church positions as a leader and teacher. She and her husband were instrumental in the establishment of a branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rye. Despite many challenges, including the death of her infant daughter and a stroke, she faced her life with courage and faithfully endured. Throughout the 17 years of her serious illness following her stroke, she was lovingly cared for by her devoted husband and eternal companion, Hyrum. Opal is survived by her husband, Hyrum; sister, Hattie Ranky of Washington; and children, Hyrum Anderson (Rosemary) Mead Jr., North Salt Lake, Utah, Colleen Joy (David) Evensen, Shelley, Idaho, Delaine Joyce (Robert Kent) Shifflet, Rye, Colo., Nola Jean (Reid) Swenson, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Carl Wayne (Patricia “Penny”) Mead, Kaysville, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, daughter, Elaine Gail Mead; and grandson, Derick Anders Shifflet. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in the Rye Ward chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The viewing will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Gardner Cemetery in Gardner, Colo.

Mead, Ramah William
Ramah William "Ray" Mead - Greenhorn Valley View - October 3, 2007 - William "Ray" Mead, 89, of Rye, Colo., born April 12,1918, in Rye, passed away Sept 28, 2007, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Daisy Mae Mead; children, Marsha (David) Lybbert, Betty (Terry) Golly and William (Debbie); siblings, Hazel Atterbury, Hyrum Mead and Jessie (Raymond) Moore; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous loved ones. Preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Sarah Mead; and brothers, Enoch, James and David. Ray was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He also served in the CCC's for five years, stationed at San Isabel, as a cook for the crew which built Lake Isabel. He retired in 1987, as a master plumber for Colorado State Hospital. Funeral service was held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rye Ward, Rye, Colo. Interment followed at Brookside Cemetery in Rye. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Life Care Center of Pueblo and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their excellent care they gave Ray.

Meadors, Shirley Louise
Shirley Louise Meadors - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 2003 - Shirley Louise Meadors, 78, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 30, 2003, born Aug. 6, 1925, in Walsenburg, Colo. She is preceded in death by her parents and three sisters. Shirley is survived by her husband of 47 years, George W. "Bill" Meadors; sister, Charlotte Mulkey, Sumner, Wash.; brother, Thomas (Rose) Workman, Salmon, Idaho; extended family, mother and father-in-law, Georgia and George Bird, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Pattie Adams, Canon City; brothers-in-law, Sam (Mary) Bird, California; Ronald (Linda) Bird and Wayne (Jan) Bird, both of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews. Shirley loved country music and traveling back roads looking for wildlife, flowers and the mountains. She was an avid Broncos fan and doll collector. She was a past member of Cactus Star No. 2, Rebekah Lodge and was Past Noble Grand and 50 year member and Past Master of Steel City Grange. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in her memory.

Meadows, Christopher Charles
Christopher Charles Lee Meadows - Huerfano World - October 17, 2002 - Christopher Charles Lee Meadows, 13, of Gardner, passed away Oct. 13, 2002. He is survived by parents, Christy and Bettie Meadows; brother, Brian; sisters, Lisa Leeann and Angela; grandparents, Robert Lee and Esther Trujillo and Ollie Mae Glover; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Richard Glover and, uncle, Jeff Meadows. Christopher loved horseback riding and the farming way of life. Basketball was a favorite activity at Gardner School, where he attended eighth grade. Christopher was very creative in music, art and writing. Rosary was 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Interment, Farisita Cemetery. Huerfano World - October 17, 2002 - Shooting - The self-inflicted shooting death of a 13-year-old Gardner boy Sunday evening is under investigation as a possible accident or suicide. Huerfano County Under-sheriff Paul Zudar said deputies were called to the family home on County Road 620 at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, where they found Christopher Charles Lee Meadows dead of a single gunshot wound to the head. The boy was found by a family member. There was no one else home at the time of the shooting. County Coroner Della Duran said preliminary results of an autopsy conducted Monday indicate Meadows died from "a direct contact gunshot wound to the brain." Duran said the weapon was a .44-caliber handgun. The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Office, Coroner's Office and the District Attorney's office.

Meadows, Damian Christopher
Damian Christopher Meadows - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 2003 - Damian Christopher Meadows, 25, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 6, 2003, doing what he loved to do, riding his Harley. Survived by his parents, Jeanine (Dan) Bratina, Pueblo, Dave (Susie) Meadows, Pueblo West; grandparents, Evelyn Aho, Bill and Teresa Carbajal, Jim and Irene Weeks, William Bratina, all of Pueblo, and Nick and Connie Nicholas of Pueblo West; siblings, Kristen Meadows, Corey Bratina, Adam Bratina, Julie Upton, Max Upton; aunts and uncles, Gary and Kathy Aho, Jeff Aho, Bill and Terri Carbajal, Teri Nival, Mike and Carrie Nicholas, Rick and Valerie Nicholas, Will and Suzanne Bratina, Dave and Robin Bratina, Beth and John Patterson; special friend, Alyson Gibson and her son, Robbie, as well as numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by great-grandparents, Joe and Phyllis Carbajal, and grandfather, Reino Aho. Damian was born on Oct. 11, 1977, in Pueblo. He enjoyed baseball, weightlifting and riding his Harley; and his love was big trucks. Damian was employed at Pate Construction as a truck driver. Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with the Rev. Father Mike Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. A reception for family and friends will be held in the PCC Ballroom, 900 W. Orman, immediately following the interment. Family and friends will be received at 193 S. Golfwood, Pueblo West, and 3524 Elmwood Circle, Pueblo. Online condolences may be made on Damian's obituary site at www.montgomerysteward.com

Meadows, Jackson
Jackson Meadows - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 1999 - Jackson Meadows, 74, passed away May 30, 1999, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital. "Jack," as he was known to family and friends, was born May 16, 1925, in Tipton, Okla. He was a retired security officer. Preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and May Hasley Meadows- a sister, Gwen Meadows- and son, Jack Meadows. Survived by his wife, M. Evelyn Meadows, of the family home-children, Jackie Meadows, California, and Craig Meadows, Pueblo- three grandchildren, Guy Meadows, Jazmain Meadows and Timothy Meadows- stepchildren, Tony Cruz, Joseph and Anna Cruz, all of California, Leo Cruz and Evelyn (Jesse Cardenas) Pacheco- and several step-grandchildren, all of Pueblo. At his request, cremation.

Meadows, Jeffrey L.
Jeffrey Lawrence Meadows - Huerfano World - May 27, 1993 - Jeffrey Lawrence Meadows, 33, died of head injuries in a shop accident while at work May 24, 1993 in Louviers. Born Feb. 5, 1960 in Winfield, KS, the son of Robert and Esther Meadows/Trujillo, the family came to Gardner when he was a child. He graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1978 and from Trinidad State junior College in 1980 as a heavy equipment mechanic. He entered the Naval Reserves shortly after, serving until 1990, then switched to the Air Force Reserves for two years during which time he served in Desert Storm. He had been working in Louviers for the past year and half. Mr. Meadows married the former Elisha Andreatta May 26, 1990 in Pueblo. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Survivors include his wife, Elisha, three children, Kayla, Tifany, and Megan, all of the family home; his parents Robert and Esther Trujillo, Gardner; brothers and sisters, Bob, Arkansas City, KS, James, Chris, Nancy, and Ermos, all of Denver, Katie, Columbus, OH, and Roberta, Gardner; his grandmother, Martha Trujillo, Gardner, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday from J.M. Antle Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in Farisita Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Meadows, Richard Lee
Richard Lee Meadows - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2006 - Richard Lee Meadows, 85, started his journey to heaven on Jan. 8, 2006, and entered into heaven on March 19, 2006. He will be greatly missed. Born Oct. 28, 1920, to Troy and Lula Bell Meadows, who preceded him in death; along with the love of his life of 52 years, Georgia; brothers, Victor, Troy Jr. and Ishamail Meadows; sister, Georgia Lowry; and great-grandson, Jason Schermerhorn. Survived by his daughters, Sharon (Bob) Schermerhorn, Sandy (Jim) McClure; grandchildren, Kevin (Sherry) Schermerhorn, Amy (Brad) Heath, Tracy (Shane) Ashley, Crystal (Dan Tucker) and Tiffany Hale; great-grandchildren, Michael, Cory, Kyle, Chris, Jared Ashley, and a great-granddaughter due any day, Justin and Jordan Schermerhorn; sisters, Madge (Conrad) Elmore, Mary (Ray) Gastman. Richard enjoyed camping, fishing, watching the Broncos play and just being with his family. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at the University Park Care Center Station 2. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to First Church of God, 528 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Meadows, Viola M.
Viola M. Meadows - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1987 - Viola M. Meadows, 60, 745 Locust Avenue, Las Animas, died Oct. 9, 1987, at La Junta Medical Center. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Griffy-Horber Funeral Chapel, Las Animas. Interment, Las Animas Cemetery.

Meadows, Wayne Jeffrey
Wayne Jeffrey Meadows - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - Loving husband devoted to Dr. Patricia Arnold-Meadows, died from a heart attack on Jan. 18, 2001, in Colorado Springs. Wayne was commodity manager at Echo Star Communications in Denver. Dr. Meadows is the dean of the Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences. He was loved dearly by his wife and two daughters, Betsy and Maggie Arnold; and his family, friends and co-workers. Wayne will always be remembered for his kind, caring and compassionate ways. He brought joy and laughter to all he touched. His positive and loving impact will live on with all those who were fortunate enough to know him. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs.

Means, Benjamin Holladay
Benjamin Holladay Means - Huerfano World - December 4, 2003 - Benjamin Holladay Means, 77, of Walsenburg, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2003. He was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Tallulah, LA. Mr. Means was a graduate of the University of Houston and a veteran of the US Navy. On Mar. 4, 1949 he married Tommy Jean Digby, in Houston, TX. He was affiliated with many companies over the years, from the Gulf Coast area to Canada, as a consulting engineer. He is survived by his widow; four children, Linda (Charles) Gehres and Diane Andersen of Casper, WY; Donna (Tom) Hall of Evanston, WY; and Ben (Anna) Means II of Walsenburg; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Walsenburg, followed by cremation. Military inurnment service will be held at a later date at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Casper, WY. Billings Gazette – December 14, 2003 – Billings, MT - Funeral services for former Casper resident Benjamin Holladay Means, 77, of Walsenburg, were conducted Dec. 2, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Walsenburg. Cremation followed. Interment services, with military honors, will be held at a later date in Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville. He died Nov. 29, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Tallulah, La., he was the son of Benjamin Hogan and Laura Lee (Holladay) Means. He served in the U.S. Navy. After earning a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Houston, he worked for many companies throughout his career, from the Gulf Coast area to Canada. On March 4, 1949, he married Tommy Jean Digby in Houston. A devoted husband and father, he was an avid hunter and loved to travel. Survivors include his wife of 54 years; four children, Linda Gehres and her husband and Diane Andersen, both of Casper, Donna Hall and her husband of Evanston and Ben Means II and his wife of Walsenburg; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mecusker, Rita R.
Rita R. Mecusker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - Rita R. Mecusker, 75, of Pueblo West, formerly of Palm Desert, Calif., passed away May 6, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Matthew R. Mecusker. Survived by her sons, Matthew R. (Pamela) Mecusker of Pueblo West, Douglas Scott (Pamela) Mecusker of Houston, Texas- grandchildren, Kevin Roque, Shannon Cervantes, Ryanne Mecusker, Linsey Mecusker, Rachel Mecusker and Jacob Mecusker- great-grandchildren, Briana, Cheyenne and Samantha- five sisters-one brother and numerous nieces and nephews. , Monday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation in her memory.

Meddings, Joyce
Joyce Meddings - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 1986 - Joyce Meddings, late of 3905 Sheffield Lane, passed away Oct. 13, 1986. Mrs. Meddings was a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Carlos Brown, in 1968. Survivors include four children, Kenneth (Karen Sue) Meddings and Karen (Jaime) Peasley, both of Colorado Springs; and Keith and Kathy Meddings, both of Pueblo; her mother, Velma Brown Connolly, of Goodland, Kan.; and one granddaughter, Kaci Rose Meddings, of Colorado Springs. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Park Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Meddings will lie in state at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The casket will be closed at the church. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Those who wish may make donations through the Park Hill Baptist Church. The family may be contacted at 2681 Lynwood.

Medill, Katie M.
Katie M. Medill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1987 - Katie M. Medill, late of Rye, died June 20, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by her sons, Earl (Ruth) Medill, Wesley (Mary) Medill, all of Rye; Harlow C. (Jan) Medill, Cedaridge; and Harold E. (Diane) Medill, Delta. Grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of 29. Member of the Rye Home United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Born Jan. 18, 1899, in Rye and was a lifetime resident. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. Medill, Aug. 22, 1975. Service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Rye Home United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rob White officiating. Interment, Brookside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church. Visitation 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at Davis-Wallin Funeral Home.

Medill, Kenneth Wesley
Kenneth Wesley Medill - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2005 - Kenneth Wesley Medill, 83, of Rye, passed away Feb. 9, 2005. Survived by his wife of nearly 63 years, Mary Medill; children, Kenneth (Patty) Medill of Tulsa, Okla., Kathy (Lewis) Edmundson of Walsenburg, Larry (Melissa) Medill of Rye, and Leonard (Becky) Medill of Bixby, Okla.; brothers, Harold (Diane) Medill of Rye, and Harlow (Jan) Medill of Cedaredge, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Medill of Sun City, Ariz., Betty (Doulgas) Jones of Spokane, Wash., and Ruth Branyan of Tupelo, Miss.; brother-in-law, Jack (Caroline) Sikes of Pueblo County; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Katie Medill; infant twin sister, Katherine; and brother, Earl Medill. Wesley was born May 21, 1921, in Pueblo. He served in the 888th Signal Company attached to the Air Force in the South Pacific during WWII. He worked in special weapons at the Pueblo Army Depot and retired as equipment maintenance supervisor in 1972. Wesley was a 70-year member of Rye Home UMC (United Methodist Church), member of Rye/Colorado City Lions Club and served on the board of the Rye Fire Department. Special thanks to the EMTs at Rye Fire Department and the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital 2200 Ward, and to home care provider Diane Praker. Viewing at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. today, with the family present to receive friends, followed by cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Rye Home UMC. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Private interment, Brookside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rye Home UMC or Rye Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

Medina, Adella L.
Adella L. “Adelita” Medina – Pueblo Chieftain – September 04, 2006 - Adella L. "Adelita" Medina, 84, of Fort Garland, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 1, 2006. Preceded in death by her husband, Eloy A. Medina; son, Raymond Medina; daughter, Mary Jane Medina; parents, Ramon and Marianita Jaramillo; three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her children, Marian (Raymond) Sisneros, Joyce Montijo, Rose (Pedro) Martinez, Wilfred (Maria) Medina, Loyola (Ever) Gaxiola and Raynold Medina; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Vigil rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, noon Wednesday; both at Holy Family Church, Fort Garland. Interment to follow at Fort Garland Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the Blanca-Fort Garland Community Center.

Medina, Albert Raymond
Albert Raymond Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 2003 - Albert Raymond Medina 74, born Feb. 28, 1929, in Gardner, Colo., passed away July 4, 2003, at his home in Pueblo. Albert was a retired ammo specialist with the Pueblo Army Depot. In his leisure, he enjoyed watching daily news programs and also the Denver Broncos. He looked forward to his daily morning visit with his buddies. Predeceased by his parents, Ausencio and Elvira (Chavez) Medina; brothers, Tommy, Joe and Ernie Medina; sisters, Jenny Medina, Pearl Perrino. Albert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Survived by former spouse and mother of his children, Rosemarie Medina; children, Alberta Medina Chavez, Lola (Tomas) Ornelas, Steve (Lucy) Medina, all of Pueblo; two sisters, Margie Trujillo, Pueblo, Esther Herman, Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Freddie Medina, Las Vegas, Nev., nine grandchildren, Steve, Carla, Valerie, Inez, Andrea, Shannon, Amanda, Stephanie and Selena; five great-grandchildren, Janessa, Ralphie, Zoe, Arriana and Zadra; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with full military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Medina, Alvando
Alvando Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1920 - Died - Alvando Medina, age 7 months, died at 508 west First street, July 21. Funeral today at 11 a.m. from McCarthy's.

Medina, Antonio
Antonio Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 2001 - Antonio Medina, 79, went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2001, in Denver. Born on May 26, 1922, in Sandia, N.M., to Rafael and Maria Medina who preceded him along with one great-grandson, Carlitos. Survived by his children, Juan (Elena) Medina, David R. Medina, and Yolanda (Leapoldo) Valiente, all of Denver; grandchildren, Felipe, Antonio, Olga (Troy), Niko (Sergio), Faustino (Crystal), Jose, Rose, Curtis; and 11 great-grandchildren. Before retiring he spent 47 years with CF&I as a top helper. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2001, at St. Cajetan in Denver. The church is located at 299 S. Raleigh at the corner of Alameda and Raleigh.

Medina, Beneranda M.
Beneranda M. Medina – Pueblo Chieftain - September 18, 2006 - Beneranda M. Medina, 96, Pueblo, passed away Sept. 15, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born July 20, 1910, in Red Wing, Colo., to the late Rosario and Isabella (Martinez) Manzanares. She married Miguel Medina, he preceded her in death. Beneranda was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. She had worked as a bartender and cleaned homes. She is survived by four children, Connie Martinez and Bernard Medina, both of Denver, Gloria Read, Pueblo, and Lavinia Read, California; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lupe Martinez and Demmsia Valdez, both of Pueblo, and Nellie Lopez, California; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Tobias Sena and Michael Medina; six brothers, Moses, Jose, Joe, Marcos, Mucio and Alvino; and two sisters, Florita and Margaret. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. prior to the Recitation of the Rosary at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept., 19, 2006. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. All services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pueblo. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Arrangements are handled by Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado.

Medina, Benjamin Joe
Benjamin Joe Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 2000 - Benjamin Joe Medina, 26, departed this life Oct. 14, 2000, a result of a motor vehicle accident. A lifetime Puebloan, Ben was born June 16, 1974. He enjoyed racing at PMI on Fridays, taking his boys fishing and being with his family. He also enjoyed his friends and throwing darts. Ben is preceded in death by a brother, Martin Medina; grandparents, Josephine and Pablo Villegas, Maurio and Catalina Medina; uncles, Cruz Villegas and Delores Hernandez. He leaves to cherish his memory beloved wife, Amy Martinez, three sons, Brandon, Justin and Martin Medina; parents, Graziano and Lucy Medina, all of Pueblo; siblings, Kathy (Gilbert) Leanos, Colorado Springs, Eleanor (Jess) Flores, Pueblo, Florenzio (Carol) Medina, Pueblo, Margaret (Ismael) Lopez, Rosemary (Rodolfo) Molina, Mary Ann (Ramiro) Lopez, Ruben Medina, Carol (Robert) Sais, all of Pueblo, Lupe (Nick) Olguin, Robert Medina, all of Colorado Springs; father-in-law, Jose (Debbie) Martinez, Boone; mother-in-law, Leann Martinez, Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Visitation Wednesday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Both services, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Rosary vigil 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. John R. Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 1 Alamo Road.

Medina, Carolina
Carolina Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1997 - Carolina Medina, 91, of Ordway, died in Denver. Services to be at St. Peter Catholic Church in Ordway at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997. Burial to be in Valley View Cemetery in Rocky Ford.

Medina, Celestino
Celestino Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - September 4, 1986 - Celestino Medina, 64, late of Arroyo Hondo, N.M. died Sept 3, 1986, at Pueblo. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Thursday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at Arroyo Hondo, N.M.

Medina, Daniel
Daniel "Dan" Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1998 - Daniel "Dan" Medina, 92, of Pueblo, born Jan. 3, 1906, in Sweetwater, N.M., to the union of Seledon Medina and Manuelita Ortega Medina. Preceded in death by parents and wife, Flora N. Medina, 1992- sons, Leo, 1995, Mike, 1980- daughter, Bernie Sanchez, 1965- son-in-law, Fred G. Sierra, 1995- grandson Danny Medina, 1991. Survived by children, Mary Sierra of Boone, Desiderio (Aggie) Medina of Pueblo, Alfonso (Alice) Medina, and Rosie Medina, both of Washington State, Eutimio (Samm) Medina of Oklahoma City, Okla.- brother of Romona Taylor and Regina Jaramillo, both of Albuquerque, N.M.- 38 grandchildren- 58 great-grandchildren- 15 great-great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Viewing, Saturday, Sunday noon until 5 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Medina, Daniel L.
Daniel L. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2005 - Daniel L. Medina, 52, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2005. He is survived by his children, Emiliano Daniel Medina, Danielle Christine Medina and Miranda Trujillo; parents, Candido and Inez Medina; grandmother, Andrea Gomez; siblings, Linda (Joseph) Vallejo, Andy (Sylvia) Medina and Robert (Missy) Medina; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Daniel was an outspoken activist within the Pueblo community. He was a third degree black belt and loved boxing. His greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by family and friends. Viewing, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday; all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Romero Funeral Home in Daniels name.

Medina, Daniel Mark
Daniel Mark Medina - Huerfano World - March 2, 2000 - Daniel Mark Medina, 41, of Denver, died Feb, 22, 2000. Born Aug. 27, 1958 in Alameda, CA, to the late Theodore and Margaret Aguirre Medina, he is survived by a brother, Roger Medina; a half-brother Gene Aguirre, Walsenburg; aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. Funeral service will be from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner Thursday (today). Rosary will be at 10 a.m. and mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Valdez Cemetery.

Medina, Debra Ann
Debra Ann Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1987 - Mrs. Debra Ann Medina. Cremation. Arrangements under the direction of Hood Mortuary, Durango.

Medina, Della A.
Della A. Medina - Huerfano World - January 13, 2000 - Della A. Medina, 71, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 5, 2000, at her home following a lengthy illness. Born May 3, 1928 to Nicholas and Rachel Garcia Aguirre, she grew up in the Gardner area, moving to Walsenburg at about age 18 when she married Joseph Nick Medina. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include her children, Rose Marie Medina, Denver and Aaron Edward Medina, Las Animas; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral mass was from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Medina, Delphino J.
Delphino J. Medina - Huerfano World - August 20, 1987 - Mass of Christian Burial will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Holy Family Church in Pueblo for Delphino J. Medina, who died in that city Aug. 17, 1987. Rosary for Mr. Medina will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial will be in Valdez Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1987 - Delphino "Del" Medina was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Gardner, and passed away Aug. 17, in Pueblo, Colo. Mr. Medina was employed by Todd's Shipyard, Alameda, Calif., for 44 years, during which time he made his home in the Bay Area. He returned to Pueblo three years ago and most recently made his home with his sister, Margaret Ortega. He was a member of Holy Family Church in Pueblo and Sacred Heart Church in Gardner, and for 44 years was a member of Auto and Ship Painter's Union, Local 1176. He is survived by five children, Rita (Shaw) Gilkerson and Del Jr. of Pueblo, Elaine Rait of Hayward, Calif., JoAnn Juarez of San Leandro, Calif., and Paul Medina of San Lorenzo, Calif. He was the brother of Edward Medina, Maxine Pacheco, Margaret Ortega and Nora (Max) Cisneros, all of Pueblo, Joe (Lody) Medina and Lupe Gonzales of Gardner, Alice (Orlando) Cisneros of Denver. He also is survived by six grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Holy Family Church. The body will lie in state Friday night at Sacred Heart Church, Gardner, where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment at Valdez Cemetery, Turkey Creek. The family may be contacted at 1716 Hollywood Drive, the home of Nora (Max) Cisneros.

Medina, Dolores
Dolores “Lola” Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - May 14, 2003 - Dolores “Lola” Medina, 94, our loving mother, passed into eternal rest on May 12, 2003. She was born in Armenta, N.M., on Sept. 11, 1908, to the late Emeteria Salazar and Thomas Vigil. She was united in marriage on July 4, 1930, to Joe Medina in Wagon Mound, N.M. The family resided in the Levy and Nolan, N.M., areas until 1951, when the family moved to Pueblo, Colo. “Lola” is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Medina, in 1984; daughters, Elsie Doris Montoya in 1984, Esther Dolores Medina Pacheco in 1997; her sister, Viola Portillo; brothers, Anselmo, Arturo, Candido, John and Marcello Vigil. She is survived by her daughters, Tomasita (Gil) Lanford of Denver, Colo., Betty Ann (Clint) Medina-Ballard of Wagon Mound, N.M., Stella (Gil) Tamayo of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her sons, Joe L. (Isabel) Medina of Pueblo, Colo., David (Robin) Medina of Rio Rancho, N.M.; sisters, Dora (Felix) Duran of Pueblo, Colo., Ida (Joe) Chavez of Denver, Colo., Lucille (Gil) Trujillo of Pueblo, Colo., Juanita (Orlando) Salazar of La Junta, Colo.; brothers, Jessie (Laura) Salazar of Westminster, Colo., Paul (Sally) Salazar of Arvada, Colo., Jesus (Feloniz) Vigil of Springer, N.M.; longtime friend (caregiver), Maria Aguilar; 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Celebration of the Holy Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2003, at St. Leander Church, 1438 E. Seventh, Pueblo, with interment following the service at Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be a reception following the interment at the St. Leander gym.

Medina, Dolores
Dolores Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2005 - Dolores Medina, 92, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord Feb. 25, 2005. Born Dec. 5, 1912, in Shoemaker, N.M. Preceded in death by husband, Roque Medina; son, Richard Medina. Survived by children, Abram Medina, Benito (Sandy) Medina, Arthur Medina, Sarah (Bill) Scheffler, Ernest Medina, Lucio Medina, Pilar (Jeannie) Medina, Beatrice Withrow, Virginia Gonzales; brother, Dave Montoya; sisters, Maxine and Angie; also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Medina, Dolores Elizabeth
Dolores Medina - Huerfano World - May 14, 1992 - Dolores Elizabeth Medina, 85, of Walsenburg, formerly of Alamosa, died Thursday, May 7, 1992 in Huerfano County Medical Center, where she had been a patient. Born Mar. 10, 1907, in Alamosa she was raised and attended school in Alamosa where her parents owned the General Mercantile Store. She met Nicholas A. Medina in Fort Garland and they married Oct. 8, 1927. They moved to Walsenburg about 25 years ago where Medina was the manager of the Colorado State Employment Service. Mrs. Medina is survived by her husband, Nicholas of the family home, a son, William N. Hoagland, Fort Garland; two daughters, Ardith A. Cortez, Craig and Janice J. LaCombe, Millington, TN; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel Monday. Burial was in Hoagland Cemetery in Fort Garland. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Medina, Dora
Dora Medina - Huerfano World - March 1, 2001 - In Loving memory of Our Mother Dora Medina who died four years ago February 25 [1997]. We cannot bring the old days back when we were all together, but memories and loving thoughts will live with us forever. Sadly missed and loved by Children and Grandchildren.

Medina, Duane Edward
Duane Edward Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1980 - Duane Edward Medina, 318 Jefferson, passed away Aug. 7, 1980 as a result of a swimming accident. A 10th grade student at Central High School. Duane was born in Pueblo Aug 16, 1965. He was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, where he served as altar boy. Survived by his mother, Mrs. Louise Medina, Pueblo; father and step-mother, Joe and Mary Medina, both of Denver; sister, Mrs. Tina Montez, Sacramento, Calif.; step-sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Cruz, Rawlins, Wyo., and Mrs. Debbie Chavez, Denver; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar (Bernice) Ortivez, both of Pueblo; step-brothers, Joe Lee Chavez, Ben Chavez , and Steve Medina, all of Denver; brother-in-law, Augustine Montez, Sacramento, Calif.; two nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rosary 7 p.m. Sunday. Peacock-Frye Almont.

Medina, Eduardo
Eduardo (Eddie) Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2003 - Eduardo (Eddie) Medina, 82, of Pueblo, went to the Lord on Feb. 7, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Dora Medina; daughter, "Rose" Rosina (Ben) Hill; sons, Ross (Debbie) Medina, Ted (JoAnne) Medina, Jay (Kathy) Medina; grandchildren, Nicole, James, Erin; godchildren, Gary Trujillo, Colorado Springs, Elaine Pino; brothers-in-law Johnnie (Orlinda) Pino, Tony (Mary) Pino, Sotelo (Viola) Pino, Ron Salazar, Bobby Coble; sisters-in-law, Bernice (Ben) Manzanares, Rosemarie Medina, Frances Pino, Lorraine (Manuel) Vigil-Atencio, Julia Pino, all of Pueblo, Margaret (William) Duran of Plano, Texas; niece, Betty Medina; nephews, Anthony (Linda) Medina and Leo (Lillian) Medina; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson, Ted (TJ) Medina Jr.; parents, Antonio and Basilia Medina; brother, Ross Medina; mother and father-in-law, Rose and Juan Pino; sisters-in-law, Angela Coble, Alberta Salazar; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Pino. Eddie was a painter for 32 years and a member of Local Union No. 79, retiring in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant. He received the Bronze Star medal and the Jubilee medal. He was in the 898 Field Artillery Battalion and served from 1942 to 1945. He was an excellent sharpshooter and platoon leader. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, Imperial Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Pius Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Medina, Emilina M.
Emilina Maria Medina - Huerfano World - December 12, 2002 - Emilina Maria Medina, 87, of Walsenburg, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002. Mrs. Medina was born on Aug. 15, 1915 in Mutual to Eloy and Ofelia (Pacheco) Maldonado. A member of St. Mary Church, Mrs. Medina is survived by her children, Josephine (Bill) Cooper, California, Martha A. (Jim) Mitchell, and Denys (Sharon) Medina, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Scott (Stacy) Cooper and Ryan (Rebecca) Mitchell, four step-great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Kelsy Jane and Kenneth; numerous step-brothers, sister, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, St. Mary Church with Fr. Rich Wehrmeyer officiating. Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Medina, Eric Donald
Eric Donald Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - August 4, 1979 - Eric Donald Medina, Augilar, Aug. 2, 1979. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Meritt, Aguilar, and Donald Medina, San Jose, Calif. Brother of Scott, Timothy and Heather Meritt, Aguilar. Grandson of Mrs. Celia Wilkins and Mrs. Filda Manzaneres, Walsenburg, and “Dutch” Medina, Denver. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain - August 5, 1979 - Service 2 p.m. Monday, Boies Almont Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Edgar De Van III. Interment, Masonic Cemetery. Family may be contacted at the family home in Aguilar or at the home of Mrs. Celia Wilkins, 315 Hooper, Walsenburg.Huerfano World - July 27, 1989 - In Memoriam - In Memory of Eric Medina, who passed away ten years ago, Aug. 2, 1979. - Sentiment - You will always have a special place in our hearts and memories. Gail Courtney.

Medina, Escolastica
Escolastica Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1986 - Escolastica Medina, 86, late of 210 N. Highland, Boone, died at her home April 17, 1986. Preceded in death by husband, Serapio Medina (1948). Survived by children: Cora Medina of Boone, Mary (Juan) Martinez, Paul (Mary Ellen) Medina, Tony (Mary) Medina, Serapio (Erma) Medina Jr., and Hubie (Orbelia) Medina, all of Colorado Springs; Joe (Teresa) Medina of Espanola, N.M., Mike (Lena) Medina and Frank (Magdelena) Medina, both of Pueblo. A sister of Juanita Mascarenas and Senaida Martinez, both of Colorado Springs, Maria Gonzales of Saguache, and Beatrice Gurule of Penasco, N.M.; 34 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren also survive. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. Saturday at Most Precious Blood Church in San Luis. Interment, San Luis Cemetery.

Medina, Esther
Esther Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1986 - Esther Medina, born Dec. 22, 1924, in Trinidad, died Aug. 30, 1986. Survived by her husband, Ernest Medina; daughter, Cordie Medina; son, Allen Medina; daughter-in-law, Loretta Medina; grandsons, Jarrod and Wesley Medina; brothers, Joe Perea, Renton, Wash., Dan Abeyta, Denver; sisters, Celia Manaka, San Pedro, Calif., Josephine Trujillo, Los Alamos, N.M., Anna Baca, Denver, Rosalie Thorson, Scotts Valley, Calif., and Vivian Morrison, Denver. Esther will be missed by many loving relatives and friends. The family requests prayers and donations to the diabetes and kidney foundations. They will receive friends at 409 Oak, Trinidad. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad. Arrangements for interment are pending.

Medina, Esther Valdez
Esther Valdez Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - February 07, 2006 - Esther Valdez Medina, 94, born in Avondale, Colo., to Quirino Vialpando and Natividad Chavez, who preceded her in death; along with brothers, Ramon, Felipe and Gavino; and sister, Lucinda. Survived by her daughter, Tiva (Donald) Martinez; grandchildren, Roberta (Ted) Shavers and Donald A. Martinez; stepdaughter, Inez (Edward) DeHerrera; and four great-grandchildren. She retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. today, and vigil service, 6 p.m. today; both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Church. Interment at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall after both the vigil and burial.

Medina, Flora N.
Flora N. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1992 - Flora N. Medina, 85, departed this life in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Nov. 12, 1992. Born June 18, 1907, in Naranjo, N.M. Preceded in death by her mother, Fermina Naranjo, in 1939; father, Jose G. Naranjo, in 1942; sons, Daniel Medina, in 1928, and Mike Medina, in 1980; daughters, Viola Medina, in 1942, and Bernie Sanchez, in 1965; and grandson, Danny Medina, in 1991. Wife of Daniel Medina of Oklahoma City, Okla.; mother of Tim (Sam) Medina, of the family home; Leo (Marianna) Medina, Colorado Springs, Mary L. (Fred) Sierra, Boone, Desiderio (Aggie) Medina, Pueblo, Alfonso (Alice) Medina, Tacoma, Wash., and Rosella Medina, Kennewick, Wash. Also survived by 38 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and relatives at Imperial Reception Hall following the interment. Family may be contacted at 201 Wilson in Boone, Colo., or at 1600 Punjab in Pueblo.

Medina, Frank Ray Jr.
Frank Ray Medina Jr. – Huerfano World – March 18, 2004 - Frank Ray Medina Jr., 55, passed away Feb. 28, 2004. He was born in Walsenburg on Sept. 4, 1948, and was a resident of Highland, CA, for 30 years. Frank was an educator with the San Bernadino Unified School District for 28 years, the last three of which he was vice-principal for Richardson Middle School. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Del Rosa Council #4488 and St. Adelaide Catholic Church. Frank is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia; two sons, Marcel and his wife, Jennifer, and granddaughter, Madison, of Yucaipa, CA and Frank, of Calimesa, CA; daughter, Anna, of Washington, D.C, two brothers, Michael and his wife, Debbie Medina, of Pueblo, and Lawrence and his wife, Lori Medina, of Denver; and many nieces and nephews who will miss him greatly. Press-Enterprise – March 3, 2004 – Riverside, CA - Frank Ray Medina Jr., 55, died Saturday at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Born in Walsenburg, Colo., Mr. Medina lived in Highland 30 years. He worked for the San Bernardino City Unified School District for 28 years, most recently as vice principal of Richardson Middle School in San Bernardino. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus Del Rosa Council No. 4488 and was a parishioner of St. Adelaide Catholic Church in Highland. Mr. Medina is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia; two sons, Marcel of Yucaipa and Frank of Calimesa; a daughter, Anna of Washington, D.C.; a granddaughter; and two brothers, Michael and Lawrence, both of Colorado. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Adelaide Catholic Church in Highland. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel in San Bernardino. Memorial contributions: American Diabetes Association in Riverside.

Medina, Frank T.
Frank T. Medina - Huerfano World - February 28, 1991 - Frank Tranquelino Medina, 79, of Pueblo, died Feb. 24, 1991, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in that city. Mr. Medina, known as "Tanko" was a retired railroad worker. Survivors include six children, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be from Holy Family Church Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Medina, George
George Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - August 6, 1972 - George Medina, 42, of Gardner. Husband of Mrs. Lupe Medina, Gardner. Father of Mike Medina, Fred Medina and George Medina Jr., Gardner; Mrs. Josephine Volek and Johnny Medina, Houston, Tex., and Sgt. Leonard Medina, Ft. Campbell, Ky. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Medina, Gardner. Brother of Del Medina; Mrs. Margaret Ortega and Mrs. Lupe Gonzales, Alameda, Calif.; Joe Medina, Fremont, Calif.; Edward Medina, Gardner, Tony Medina, Mrs. Maxine Pacheco and Mrs. Nora Cisneros, all of Pueblo, and Mrs. Alice Cisneros, Denver. Also survived by one grandchild. Rosary recitation 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sacred Heart Church, Gardner. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Church. Burial, Maes Creek Cemetery.

Medina, Helen
Helen Medina - Huerfano World - January 25, 1990 - Helen Medina, 76, of Walsenburg, suffered an apparent heart attack at her home Sunday, Jan. 21, 1990 and died later in Huerfano County Medical Center. Born June 9, 1913, at Encino, NM, where she was reared, she later lived in San Luis where she married Louis Medina. About 1936 they moved to Rouse and in the mid 1940's moved into Walsenburg where she was living at the time of her death. Mrs. Medina was a member of St. Mary Church. She is survived by a son, Ruben Medina, Pueblo, two daughters, Loretta King, Denver and Esther Gasperetti, Pueblo; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Medina, Henry Emil
Henry Emil "E." Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1986 - Henry Emil "E." Medina, 71, late of 1320 E. Ash, died Nov. 27, 1986. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Medina, and children, Mary (Pedro) Garcia, Denver; Tony (Diana) Medina, Utah; Ernie (Patricia) Medina, Denver; Joe Medina, Pueblo; Ray (Jon) Medina, Nevada, and Bob (Jo Ann) Medina, Pueblo. Eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Salvador Medina and Johnny Medina, both of Pueblo; and one sister, Sylvia Herrera of Pueblo also survive. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 29074 Hillside Road, with the Rev. J. M. Phillips officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Friends and relatives will be received at 1320 E. Ash.

Medina, Hubbel W.
Hubbel Wayne Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2001 - Hubbel Wayne Medina, 2 years, 11 months, Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Nov. 26, 2001. Born Dec. 11, 1998, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by his parents, Philip Blue Medina and Deena B. Medina, of the family home, Pueblo; brother, Kyle Ayer, Pueblo; grandparents, Mike and Cecilia Medina, Pueblo, Wayne and Esther Bowman, Pueblo; uncles, Nash Medina, Mike (Josie) Medina, James (Jannina) Medina, Joseph (Enedine) Medina, Eugene (Yevette) Medina, Les (Darla) Bowman and Kevin (Susan) Bowman; and aunts, Pat (Xavier) Pena, Marie Moya, Betty Medina, Bonita (Don) Bowman-Greenspan, Patti (Robert) Darling and Rita (Don) Robinson. Hubbel enjoyed playing with his guitar, singing, riding his bike, playing with his dogs, Cooper and Cindy, playing on the slide, visiting with his friend, Georgia Dabney and wearing his Superman outfit. Hubbel, when you were with us, son, we always wondered what we would have done without you and now that God took you with him home to heaven, well I guess we'll just see and hope and pray we can hold and kiss you again. Son, we miss you, we love you so much. Mommy and Daddy, Kyle, Cooper and Cindy. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Church, Rev. Ervin Schmitt, celebrant. Cremation to follow Mass. Relatives and friends will be received at 203 Kenwood Drive at the family home.

Medina, Ignacio G.
Ignacio G. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Ignacio G. Medina, affectionately known as "Nash," longtime Pueblo resident, passed away Dec. 29, 1987. Husband of Mary G. Medina of the family home. Son of Jose Medina of Pueblo. Father of Thomas (Tessie) Medina, John Medina, Patricia (Joe) Sisneros, Virginia Medina, Yvonne (Albert) Madril, Steve (Linda) Medina, Manuel Medina and Lupe Sisneros. Brother of Mike (Cecilia) Medina, Lucy (Jess) Garcia, Mary (Al) Navarro, Angie (George) Ayala, Tommie Espinoza, Joe (Pat) Medina, Espie Chavez, Helen (Tino) Herrera, Virginia (Andy) Bobian and Vicky Olivas. Preceded in death by a son, Ignacio, in 1943, and his mother, Charlotta, in 1983. Survived also by nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Services at St. Francis Xavier Church: recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Mediterranean Room at the church following both services. The family prefers contributions to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home office. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and preceding services at the church.

Medina, Isabel P.
Isabel P. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2003 - Isabel P. Medina, 81, went to be with the Lord Oct. 7, 2003. She was born on April 25, 1922, in Aguilar, Colo., to the union of Rosendo and Cora Garcia. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 62 years, Pete B. Medina; her children, Pete R. (Marie) Medina, Dennis (Diane) Medina, Kathy (Frank) Gonzalez, Janet (Randy) Trujillo, and Petey A. (Peggy) Medina; as well as 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Isabel loved freely and leaves many special friends, especially her beloved compadres, Nash and Viola Gonzalez and Jimmy and Carmen Cisneros. Isabel was a pillar of strength, instilling the love of the Lord and family values to her children and to all she encountered. Even through the many years of suffering with her illness, she persevered showing character and hope, knowing she would one day be welcomed into the gates of heaven. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her and loved her. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Friday, and Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday; both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with reception to follow at Holy Family Parish Hall. The family will receive friends and family at 2591 Begonia. Those who desire, may make contributions in Isabel's name to the American Diabetes Association, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Medina, Jacobo
Jacobo Medina - Huerfano World - January 26, 1995 - Jacobo "Jake" Medina, 87, of Walsenburg, died Jan. 19, 1995 in Huerfano Medical Center. He had been ill the past eight months. Born Nov. 10, 1907, in Farisita to Isias and Gertrude Luna Medina, he had lived his entire life in Huerfano County working as a farm hand. He married his wife, Emilina Jan. 3,1938. Mr. Medina worked in his garden and pampered his best friend, his cat, Frances. Survivors include his wife, Emilina, Walsenburg; two daughters, Jospehine Cooper, San Leandro, CA, and Martha Mitchell, Walsenburg; a son, Dennis Medina, Walsenburg; a brother, Tony Medina, Canon City; a sister Eva Westmorland, Cleveland, GA; two grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Medina, Joe
Joe "Carnera" Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 1999 - Joe "Carnera" Medina, 74, of Granada, died Dec. 20, 1999. Rosary/scripture service, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Both services at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Holly. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Granada. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, at Valley Memorial Chapel, Holly. Memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.

Medina, Joe Leroy
Joe Leroy Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2000 - Joe Leroy Medina, 54, of San Luis. Prayer service, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, both at Grace Chapel in San Luis. Interment, San Francisco Cemetery.

Medina, John
John Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 1986 - John Medina, 43, late of 1903 Lambert, died Dec. 6, 1986. Son of Manuela Medina of Pueblo. Survived by children, Johnny (Ruby) Medina of Pueblo; Frank (Terri) Medina, Mary Medina and Philip Medina, all of Longmont; brothers and sisters, Robert (Maria) Fierro, Joe (Alice) Fierro, Salvador (Senaida) Fierro, Daniel (Becky) Jacobs, and Paul (Tina) Fierro, all of Pueblo; Ramona (John) Cisneros of Denver; Philip (Linda) Medina of New Mexico; and Cruz (Manuel) Pacheco of Fort Lupton. Seven grandchildren also survive. Preceded in death by father, Philip Medina in 1944. Arrangements pending.

Medina, John E.
John E. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 2002 - John E. Medina lifetime Puebloan, born Oct. 10, 1930, to the union of Jose and Rebecca Medina, went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2002, as his work here on earth was done. John is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. John is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Adelina Medina; children, Tina Marie (Gary) Alvarado of Littleton, John Edward (Donna) Medina of Pueblo, Andrew Joseph (Gloria) Medina of Littleton; grandchildren, Christopher, Becky, Amber, David, Adam and Nicholas; one great-grandchild, Ethan; sister, Sylvia Herrera; mother-in-law, Elena Otero. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lifetime member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. John enjoyed fishing, camping and long walks. He was a devoted husband and family man. His family and friends will remember his integrity, dignity and gift of knowing God. They will deeply miss his gentle, loving heart and his patience, appreciation and respect for life. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. this evening. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, both services to be held at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of John E. Medina to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office.

Medina, Jose I.
Jose I. Medina - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - December 01, 1991 - Jose I. Medina, 72, of Colorado Springs died Nov. 29, 1991. He was a heavy equipment operator and was formerly employed by the Pueblo Army Depot Activity. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Nolan Funeral Home, 225 N. Weber St. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., with the Rev. Francis Colom officiating. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 Sheridan Blvd., Denver. Nolan is handling arrangements. Mr. Medina was born Sept. 23, 1919, in Walsenburg to Celodon and Adelia (Espinoza) Medina. He served in the Army and was a member of American Legion Post 181. Mr. Medina was married Dec. 9, 1940, in San Luis to Bernadita Cordova, who survives. He also is survived by three sons, Stanley and Ernest, both of Colorado Springs, and Johnny; three daughters, Lydia Medina and Sandra Rodriquez, both of Denver, and Lorraine Archuleta of Colorado Springs; four brothers, Felix, Jacobb, Frank and Celadon; a sister, Mary Martinez; two half-sisters, Theresa Valdez and Agnes Atencio; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Medina, Jose L.
Jose L. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 1999 - Jose L. Medina went to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 1999. He was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Nolan, N.M., and has been a resident of Pueblo since 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1974, after 25 years of service. He was the son of the late Cayetano and Teofilita Medina. He was preceded in death by his son, William "Bill" Medina; two daughters-in-law, Diane and Ruby Medina; two twin great-granddaughters, several brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Prudence Medina of Pueblo; also survived by his five sons and two daughters, Danny (Candi) Medina, Isabel (Frank) Villegas, Lucille Medina (Luis Alires), Lewis (Patricia) Medina, all of Pueblo, Alfred (Sandy) Medina and Edward Medina of Denver and Chris (Isabel) Medina, Fernandina Beach, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Napoleon Medina, Raton, N.M., Seledon Medina, Denver; sisters, Margaret Ortiz and Theresa Maes, both from Denver and Martha (Ted) Romero, La Veta; sisters-in-law, Isabel Medina, Raton, N.M., and Lucy Medina, Denver; brother-in-law, Lucio Cruz, Raton, N.M.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rosary Tuesday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Mass Wednesday, 2 p.m., St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

Medina, Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2001 - Age 96, of Denver, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 3, 2001. Jose was born in Walsenburg on July 31, 1904. Mr. Medina loved music and enjoyed playing various instruments in his church band. He also loved gardening and painting and always kept busy with his hobbies. He retired from Summit Brick after more than 30 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Helen Medina; parents, Carmen and Marina Medina; son, Cipriano Gonzales; sister, Cedelia Baca. Survived by his loving family, including his son, Manuel (Susan) Gonzales, Denver; daughter-in-law, Esther Gonzales, Pueblo; stepchildren, Carolyn (Albert) Barella, California, Bobby (Charlotte) Gonzales and Joe Gonzales, both of Denver; numerous grandchildren; great- grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives also survive him. Visitation at the funeral home 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Flowers will be received at the family home in Pueblo.

Medina, Julian
Julian Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2003 - Julian Medina, 73, of Walsenburg, passed from this life Sept. 25, 2003. Julian was the beloved husband of Celesta Medina; beloved father of Julian Joseph Medina, Mike (Dina) Medina, all of Walsenburg, Patricia (Robert) Ruiz of Fort Collins, Colo., Debby Jazwinski, of Parker, Colo., and Kenneth (Lillian) Medina of Pueblo, Colo. Julian is also survived by 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends and acquaintances. Julian served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by the federal government for 25 years. Julian has been the municipal judge for the city of Walsenburg for 20 years. Viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home, 115 E. Fifth St., Walsenburg. Recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at St. Mary Church and funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, Colo. Burial at North St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Medina, Kelvin
Kelvin Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2004 - Kelvin Medina, 52, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 24, 2004. Born Sept. 1, 1951, in San Pablo, Colo. Preceded in death by his mother, Enerina “Annie” Medina. Survived by wife, Barbara Medina; sons, Kevin Medina, Joshua Medina; father, Victor D. Medina; brothers, Randy (Shelley) Medina, Jerry Medina, Andrew (Charlene) Medina; sister, Janet (James) Cordova; parents-in-law, Gilbert and Sophie Romo; brother and sisters-in-law, Larry (Gina) Romo, Josie (Mark) Danhauer, Louise (Rick) Romero, Mike Romo, John (Nichole) Romo. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Chemo nurses, especially Rose, Kelvin's extended UPS family, especially George, and everyone who supported and loved him and his family during his illness. Memorial funeral service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Medina, Lee
Lee Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2002 - Lee Medina passed away Feb. 3, 2002. Born Feb. 21, 1915, in Walsenburg, Colo., and a resident of Pueblo since 1951. Preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Benina Medina; infant daughter, Priscilla Jean; and sister, Julia Romero. Survived by his wife, Stella; daughter, Virginia (Jack) McKim; and grandchildren, Brian (Gayle) McKim, Brenda (John) Armijo and Ginger (Michael) Maggrett. Also survived by great-granddaughters, Melissa Wolfe and Brittany Barbour; sisters, Ida Cruz, Pueblo, Daisy Chavez, Albuquerque, N.M., and Mercy Mascarenas, Ely, Nev.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Medina retired from the rod mill at the CF& I Steel Industry in 1977. He was the Colorado welterweight boxing champion in 1935. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Laurence Jensen. Rosary, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, 2 p.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Medina, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1986 - Lorenzo Medina, late of Pueblo, died Oct. 4, 1986. Born July 19, 1921, in Maes, N. M. He was a farmer and rancher and a veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by father, Santiago Medina, in 1942; mother, Tomasita Medina, in 1941; brother, Nabor Medina, in 1960; and sisters, Flora Trujillo in 1960, Juanita Maes in 1980, and Pablina Mora in 1985. Survived by sister, Anita Tafoya of Pueblo; and brother-in-law, Pedro Maes of Las Vegas, N.M., as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Carmel Church. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Carmel Church. Family will receive friends at home of sister, Anita Tafoya, 602 Moffat.

Medina, Loretta M.
Loretta M. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 2006 - Loretta M. Medina, 56, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on May 18, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Ruben Medina; children Tina (Garfield) Maes, LeeAnn (Troy) Puga and Michelle Medina; grandchildren, Aaron and Brandon Maes, Troy Jr. and Taylor Puga; mother, Emily Peralta; siblings, Patrick (Rose) Sierra, Barbara (Leo) Solis, Dee (Leroy) Ullery, Silvano (Dorothy) Peralta, Mary Dee Otero, Cecelia (Joe) Guerrero, Victoria (Ed) Schmidt, Frank Peralta, Tony (Shelly) Peralta, Irene (Joe) Mendoza, Nadine Peralta, Joseph Peralta, Carol (Lonny) Garcia, Rebecca Peralta, Nancy Peralta and Veronica Peralta; in-laws, Ismael and Mary Medina; and sisters-in-law, Rose (Armondo) Valdez and Linda Medina. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today at Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Porter Transplant Housing, 2535 S. Downing, Denver, CO 80210, in memory of Loretta Medina.

Medina, Louis
Louis Medina - Huerfano World - May 3, 2001 - A memorial mass will be held May 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg, for Louis Medina, 84, Hawthorne, NV, who died Apr. 12, 2001. A native of Talpa, he was born Feb. 28, 1917 to the late Abel and Teresa (Garcia) Medina and had lived in Hawthorne since 1943. He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph and Paul Medina. Survivors include his wife, Norma (Schultz) Medina, Hawthorne; his daughter, Clara Medina, Hawthorne; sisters, Scholastica Sandoval, Walsenburg, Sr. Jane Francis Garcia, Trinidad and Linda (Delfino) Galvez, Fowler; brothers, Ralph (Elinore Valdez) Garcia, Alamosa, and Frank Garcia, Canon City; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Inurnment will be in Gardner Cemetery following a reception at Mazzone Hall, across the street from the church, after the mass.

Medina, Manuela M.
Manuela M. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1999 - Manuela M. Medina, 90, passed away Nov. 26, 1999. Preceded in death by her parents, Ramon and Magdelena Alarcon; second husband, Felipe Medina; first husband, Apolonio Fierro; sons, John Medina and Robert Fierro; and daughters-in-law, Mary Fierro and Tina Fierro. Survived by her children, Ramona (John) Cisneros, Apolonio Fierro, Jose (Maria) Fierro, Salvador Fierro, Felipe Jr. (Linda) Medina, Daniel (Becky) Jacobs, Marie (Jake) Sandoval, Valentina Lucero and Roberta Fierro (Tony Raigosa); numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Manuela was cared for by her son, Daniel Jacobs, throughout her life. The family would like to thank Marylou Toth, her homecare provider, and Dr. Fiddiqui. Viewing 8 to 5 p.m. today. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. today, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1923 Lambert.

Medina, Maria E.
Maria E. "Stella" Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2005 - Maria E. "Stella" Medina, 74, born Aug. 22, 1930, passed away July 21, 2005. Survived by her children, Cecilia (Orlando) Martinez, Michael (Isabelle) Medina, Loretta (Jim) Cisneros and Mark (Adee) Medina; 14 grandchildren, Jeremy, Anthony, Jennifer, Denise, Krystal, Tasha, Salvador, Rebecca, Joseph, Angela, Jacque, Adam, Michael and Johnny Ray; siblings, Martha Meyette, Mary (Gene) Long, Ramona (Gary) Boulier, and Tom (Mary) Chavez; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Salvador Medina; parents, Andres and Rafelita Chavez; and brother, Andres Chavez Jr. Maria was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Viewing, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Medina, Marina
Marina Medina (Darling) - Pueblo Chieftain - July 09, 2001 - Marina Medina (Darling), 79, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on her birthday, July 8, 2001; born in San Francisco, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Medina; parents, Felix and Emiliana Medina. Also son, Ralph Medina; brothers, Elias, Margarito, Ruben and Felix Medina. Survived by daughter, Ella Jaquez, Pueblo; sisters, Dora Espinoza (Simon), Colorado Springs, Ruperta Lujan, Denver; grandchildren, Susie Arguello (Marty), James (Louann) Urban, Ron Urban (Linda), Steve (Rene) Urban and Rayma and Lisa Medina; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marina was a good Avon sales lady, possessing a gentle and loving spirit. She had a great love for her children and especially for her grandchild, Ron. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, both at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, noon Thursday, San Francisco Church, in San Francisco, Colo. Celebrant, Rev. Pat Valdez. Interment, San Francisco Cemetery.

Medina, Mary
Mary Vialpando Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2004 - Mary Vialpando Medina, 74, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and caregiver, departed this life peacefully at her home with family members gathered around her bed. Preceded in death by her parents, David and Annie Vialpando; sons, Ronnie and Nick "Ed" Medina; grandson, Ervin Ed Medina. Survived by her husband of 54 years, George Medina Sr.; children, Bobby (Herlinda) Medina, Ervin (Rita) Medina, Debbie (Manuel) Ruiz, Mike (Alberta) Medina and Denise (Sergio) Serna; sisters, Marcie Gomez, Priscilla (Bob) Medina, Annie (Raul) Sandoval and Dorothy Foster; brothers, Elmer Vialpando, Sil (Viola) Vialpando; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, special nieces, Peggy and Polly Foster; other relatives and friends. Mrs. Medina was a retired caregiver. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Medina, Mary G.
Mary G. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2000 - Mary G. Medina, 80, departed this life April 9, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin hospital following a brief illness. Born May 24, 1919, in Juarez, Mexico, she was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe and Louisa (Ramirez) Gomez; husband, Ignacio G. Medina; and brother, Antonio Gomez. Survived by her children, Tom (Tessie) Medina, John Medina, Patricia Medina, Yvonne (Albert) Madril, Virginia Medina, Steve Medina, Manuel (Gloria) Medina; grandson, whom she raised, attorney Guadalupe (Lori) Sisneros; 11 other grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Benito Gomez and Guadalupe Gomez; sister, Augustina Flores; numerous other sisters, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Medina was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Society, SRDA and the Zaragoza Club. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today, Angelus. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Rev. John Waters, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Medina, Matt
Matt Medina - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - July 22, 1997 - Matt Medina, 86, of Hawk Point, died Sunday (July 20, 1997) of natural causes at St. Anne's Skilled Nursing Division of DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Mr. Medina was a retired plumber with AFL-CIO Local 35 of the Plumbers Brotherhood. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawk Point. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today and from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home, 1304 Boone Street, Troy. A rosary service will be held at this evening's visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Main and Washington streets, Hawk Point. Burial will be at Troy City Cemetery on West Boone Street. Among survivors are a son, M. Joe Medina of St. Charles; two daughters, Vivian A. Resch of St. Charles and Genevieve St. Clair of Hawk Point; three sisters, Rose Byouk of Walsenburg, Colo., and Mattie Vesey and Lily Vigil, both of Auburn, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions to the Missouri Kidney Association can be made in care of the McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, Mo. 63379.

Medina, Matthew
Matthew Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2001 - Matthew "Honey" Medina, 27, of Pueblo passed away Jan. 13, 2001. He was born Feb. 28, 1973, in Pueblo, Colo. Survived by mother, Patricia Castro of Pueblo; father, Frank Vigil of Denver; sisters, Renee (Vince) Cordova of Pueblo, Nadine Medina, Wendy (Jeremy) Franklin of Pueblo, and Annjannette (Dave) Ramirez of Pueblo; and favorite aunt, Ponchie. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and very special friend, Charlotte. He loved Spanish music, playing the guitar, reading the Bible, going for rides, and loved spending time with his family. Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Romero Chapel. Prayer service, 7:30 p.m. today and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Romero Chapel, with Dave Arellano to officiate. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Matthew's memory in care of Romero Funeral Home, 110 Cleveland St., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Medina, Michaela Viola
Michaela Viola Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2000 - Michaela Viola Medina, 12, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord April 17, 2000, after a brief illness. Born Nov. 8, 1987, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by grandparents, Frank and Della Medina; also two aunts, Dolores Garcia and Lilly Lopez. Survived by her parents, Mike and Debbie Medina, of the family home; brother, Marcus Medina; sister, Reena Medina; nephew, Isaiah Medina, all of Pueblo; grandparents, Claude and Viola Pacheco of Walsenburg; aunts, Hope Aragon, Pueblo, Alice (Herb) Soto, Pueblo, and Laurie Pacheco, Pueblo; uncles, Henry Pacheco, Pueblo, Sam (Patricia) Pacheco, Pueblo, Lawrence (Laurie) Medina, Denver, and Frank (Patty) Medina, California; special friend, Alexandra Gutierrez, and classmates from Freed Middle School sixth grade; also teachers and friends who call every day, like Valerie Minjarez. Michaela enjoyed frogs, reading, computers, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and Christina Aguilera. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Romero Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House at 1000 E. 16th Ave., Denver, Colo., 80218, in Michaela's memory. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Patrick's Church Hall at 304 E. Routt after interment.

Medina, Miguel A.
Miguel A. "Mike" Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2004 - Miguel A. "Mike" Medina, 74, Sunrise, Dec. 31, 1929, Sunset, Nov. 18, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, Serapio Medina and Escalastica (Archuletta) Medina; son, Jimmy Medina, in 1995; brother, Serapio Jr.; and sister, Mary Martinez. Survived by his loving wife, Lena, of the family home; sons, Michael (Tina) Medina, Lawrence (Lynda) Medina of Pueblo; grandchildren, Michelle, Joseph, Kayleigh and Jeremy, all of Pueblo. Also survived by brothers, Joe (Theresa) Medina, Hube (Bella) Medina, Paul (Ellen) Medina, Tony (Mary) Medina, Frank (Madeline) Medina; sister, Cora Medina; sister-in-law, Erma Medina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Miguel served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. Miguel greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed doing carpentry work. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday with reception following in the church hall. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Family will receive family and friends at St. Pius Church Hall following the interment.

Medina, Mike
Mike Medina -Walsenburg World-Independent - February 8, 1945 - Kebler Miner Killed In Rock Fall Last Night - Mike Medina Caught by fall from shell; others slightly hurt. Mike Medina, 36, an employee of the CF&I corporation's Kebler mine at Tioga, was killed last night in a rock fall while at work on the night shift, according to word here today. Although the investigation into the accident has not yet been completed by George Smith, deputy state coal mine inspector, and members of the Huerfano county coroner's staff, it is understood that Medina was struck by a mass of rock from a rock “shell” near the working face. Two other men, members of the same crew, were slightly injured in the fall. They are Louis Pineda and Jess Amidor, but in neither case were the injuries serious beyond scratches and bruises. Sketchy reports of the accident state that Medina was working about 15 feet back of the face, and had just started to load coal on a conveyor when the large mass of rock fell, striking him squarely. This is the second fatal accident at the Kebler mine in the past week. Mike Duzenack, veteran miner, died last Wednesday when struck by a runaway trip while at work in the mine. According to reports, Medina had been employed at Kebler for the past several months. He is survived by his widow, Beneranda, at the family home at 411 West Eighth street; by three sons, Connrie, 12, Bernard, 9, and Mike Jr., 7, two daughters, Gloria, 5, and Lavena, four months; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Medina of West Fourth street; and by two brothers, Angelo and Frank of this city. He was a member of the UMWA local at Tioga, No. 6611. He was born May 8, 1908, in Old Mexico, but had been a resident of Huerfano county since 1920. An inquest into Medina's death will be held Friday (tomorrow) evening at 7 o'clock at the Huerfano county district courtroom, Coroner Unfug announced today, Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Medina, Nicholas A.
Nicholas A. Medina - Huerfano World - June 10, 1993 - Nicholas A. Medina, 89, died June 4, 1993, in Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg where he had been a resident for the past month. He had been in ill health for several months. Born Aug. 22, 1903, near Hooper, on Zapata Ranch, his youth was spent living where his father's work with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad took him. He lived in many San Luis Valley communities and in La Veta and northeast New Mexico. Because of moving he attended several schools through the eleventh grade. He later got his GED and additional years of higher education. Mr. Medina worked at several jobs including the postal service in San Luis, at Fort Garland as a depot agent and for a team that surveyed the Great Sand Dunes before it became part of the National Park system. He met his wife, Dolores Hoagland in Fort Garland and they were married Oct. 8, 1927. At age 38, with three children, Mr. Medina enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He served on three ships that were sunk. He was recalled to service during the Korean Conflict and served another four years. After service Mr. Medina worked for 25 years with the Colorado Job Service, retiring from the Walsenburg office as manager several years ago. He had been an active Rotarian until the club disbanded in Walsenburg. He also was a life member of the Craig VFW Post No. 4265 and a 25-year member of the Dickey Springer, Post No. 113, American Legion of Alamosa. Survivors include a son, William Hoagland, Fort Garland; two daughters, Ardith A. Cortez, Craig, and Janice J. LaCombe, Millington, TN; two sisters, Gilda Derezewski, Aurora, and Tillie Esquibel, San Diego, CA; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Monday. Burial was in Hoagland Cemetery in Fort Garland with military graveside rites.

Medina, Nickie E.
Nickie Ed Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2003 - Nickie Ed Medina, 50, beloved son, brother, father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 22, 2003. Eddie, as he was known to family and friends, was born Aug. 2, 1951, to George and Mary Vialpando Medina. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Medina. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, playing pool, cooking, gambling, and most of all, spending time with his family. Eddie is survived by his parents, George and Mary Medina; children, Michelle (Juan) Medina-Montez, Matthew (Stacy) Medina, Angela (Preston) Granillo, George Medina, Amber Medina; siblings, Bobby (Linda) Medina, Ervin (Rita) Medina, Debbie (Manuel) Ruiz, Michael (Alberta) Medina, Denise (Sergio) Serna; grandchildren, Anastasia Granillo, Demitri Granillo, Shay Medina-Micciche, Darian Medina, Eryn Medina; mother of his children, Rose Medina. Vigil service, 7 p.m. today and funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; both services at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blend. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1007 Placita.

Medina, Pearl Marie
Pearl Marie Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - May 15, 1987 - Pearl Marie Medina, 68, late of 2531 Sherwood Lane, passed away May 13, 1987, following a lengthy illness. Survived by her husband, Rudolph, of the family home; children, Richard Medina, Marjorie (Buddy) Knight, Nancy Bennett, Shirley (Tony) Cordova and Roy Medina; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Dorothy (Tom) Barger, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pueblo resident for many years; formerly of Trinidad. Member of Holy Family Parish and past member of Eagles Auxiliary, Trinidad. The body will lie in state 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, May 18. Both services at Holy Family Church-Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Medina, Pete Leon
Pete Leon Medina – Pueblo Chieftain – February 16, 1955 – Died, Pete Leon Medina, 815 E. Ash, Feb. 15, local hospital. Survived by widow, Mrs. Ramona Medina; children: Mary Ellen, Rose Marie, Gloria, Sally, Madlene, Pete Jr., David, Yolanda, and Phillip Medina; a sister, Mrs. Cruz Pacheco, Pueblo; brothers, Deloros Medina, Fairbanks, Alaska, John and Phillip Medina, Vineland. Veteran World War II, and employe Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. Service announcement later.

Medina, Polly
Polly Medina - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 09, 1999 - Polly Medina, 96, died Oct. 6, 1999, at a local care center. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Medina was born May 4, 1903, in Walsenburg. She was married April 10, 1920, to James Medina, who is deceased. She is survived by five daughters, Cora Wilson, Elizabeth Marr, Marcy Herold, Helen Heffernan and Ruth Hilton; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Gardens Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handling arrangements.

Medina, Ralph Richard
Ralph Richard Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2000 - Ralph Richard Medina, 55, of Pueblo. Cremation has taken place. Memorial funeral Mass Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m., San Francisco Catholic Church, San Francisco, Colo. Relatives will be received at the Circle of Friendship Hall in San Luis, Colo., after the Mass.

Medina, Remigia C.
Remigia C. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2000 - Remigia C. Medina, 79, of Pueblo, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2000. Born April 29, 1921, in San Luis Valley, Colo., to Elias and Luz Lucero. On April 10, 1944, she married Selestino Medina. She is survived by her loving husband, Selestino; children, Connie Gonzales, Sandra (Phillip) Garcia, Georgiana (Rafael) Belmontes, Bernice Medina, and Sherron Medina; grandchildren, Felipe, Angelo, Christopher, and Damian Garcia, Almonzo and Quentin Martinez, and Jared Medina; great-grandchildren, Delicia Garcia, Tanisha Medina and Delilah Garcia, all from Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Soveida (Junior) Vialpando of Brighton, Colo. and Selma (Eleuterio) Pereaa of Pueblo; and son-in-law, Fred Martinez. There will be visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, both at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Recitation of the rosary will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Medina, Richard Manuel
Richard Manuel Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 2001 - Richard Manuel Medina, 85, departed this life Feb. 14, 2001, at the Minnequa Medical Center. A Pueblo resident for the past 51 years, Mr. Medina was born June 17, 1915, in San Francisco, Colo. He was a retired steelworker from the CF&I 14-inch mill. On July 8, 1939, Mr. Medina married Marina Medina in San Francisco. She survives; also a daughter, Ella R. Jaquez; three sisters, Elsie Medina, Pueblo, Cruzita Montoya, Rawlins, Wyo., Esther (Telsfor) Gallegos, San Francisco; grandchildren, James (Louann) Urban, Susie (Marty) Arguello, Ronnie (Linda) Urban, Steve (Rene) Urban, Rayma Medina, Lisa Medina, all of Pueblo; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Mr. Medina is preceded in death by his parents, Matilde and Cerelie (Martinez) Medina; son, Ralph Medina; siblings, Salome Martinez, Joe and Tanislado Medina. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Francis Catholic Church in San Francisco. Burial to follow in San Francisco Cemetery.

Medina, Robert John
Cpl. Robert John Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 2006 - Cpl. Robert John "R.J." Medina, U.S. Marines, born Jan. 13, 1984, and passed away Nov. 16, 2006. Preceded in death by his grandfathers, Cipriano Andy Jacobs and Charles Robert Medina; brother-in-law, Jerry "Ratts" Martinez; and grandmother, Rose Martinez. He is survived by the love of his life, his loving wife, Jennifer Medina his "baby girl"; pet dog, Molly; parents, Robert and Arlene Medina; brother, Shannon Medina; mother-in-law, Carolyn Crespin; special niece and nephew, Davina and Domenic Medina; grandmothers, Cordelia Medina and Paulina Jacobs; brother-in-law, George (Sheena) Martinez; nephews and niece, Silas, Jeremiah Jr. and Anisa Martinez; special uncles, Herman (Dolores) Arellano and Sam Jacobs; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and the Marine Corps family. R.J. was beautiful both inside and out with his beaming smile, captivating eyes and the most charming personality. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, camping, blackjack, craps and the Denver Broncos. He enjoyed all various types of music, but loved his Mexican jams. He loved to play jokes on his wife and family. He got that from Grandpa Jacobs. His lifelong goal was to purchase the perfect piece of Colorado mountain land to share with his family. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the National Defense medal, War on Terrorism medal, Iraqi Campaign medal, sea service ribbon, two overseas deployment ribbons and the Navy Unit Citation. He had the biggest heart of gold and will be missed so deeply by all, especially by his wife, father, mother, brother, mother-in-law, niece, Davina; and nephew, Domenic. Funeral service, noon Friday, Romero Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following burial.

Medina, Rosa
Rosa "Rosie" Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 1999 - Rosa "Rosie" Medina, 89, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June24, 1999 . Preceded in death by her husband, Frank Medina, and son, Harold Medina. Survived by her children, Gilbert (Olivia) Medina of Pueblo and Gaybelle (William) Sandoval of Texarkana, Texas- seven grandchildren- nine great-grandchildren- sisters, Josephine Madril, Helen Garcia and Inez Martinez- and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999 . Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999 .Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999 . Both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Medina, Roy
Roy "Eric" Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2000 - Roy "Eric" Medina, 31, Pueblo, died unexpectedly Feb. 2, 2000. Survived by sons, Eric and Danny; mother, Alice (Fred) Rodriguez; father, Roy R. Medina; brother and sisters, Connie (Ignacio) Rangel, Betty (Ralph) Rodriguez, Sandra (Guillermo) Alvarez, and Rick (Diana) Medina; grandmother, Margie Martinez; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Janelle Campos and Steve "Big Bird" Kelly. Cremation. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, The Word of Jesus Christ Church with Pastor Albert Struck officiating, 2111 S. Pueblo Blvd. Family will receive friends after the service in the church hall.

Medina, Ruben
Ruben Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2005 - Ruben Medina, born in Rouse, Colo., to Louis and Helen Medina on March 24, 1936, went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Annie Duran Medina; daughter and granddaughter, Sherri and Gianna Montera-DeMoultrie; step-daughter, Judy (Jim) Maes; step-granddaughter, Julie (Christopher) Altrogge; step-grandchildren, Jordan and Muryn Altrogge; sisters, Millie Jaramillo, Cora Vialpando, Loretta King and Esther (John) Gasperetti; brother, Toby Medina; special friends, Shirley and Jim Allenback and Buddy, Austin Allenback; also survived by sisters-in-law, Angie (Joe) Montoya, Theresa (Ralph) Vasquez, Margaret Escobedo and Wilma (Bob) Espinoza; brother-in-law, Joe (Adella) Duran; and niece, Sonya Ruybal. Mr. Medina was employed as a produce manager for Musso Farms. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese and the Eagles. Rosary on 11 a.m. Tuesday, and Memorial Funeral Services to follow at 11:30 a.m., both at the Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following services.

Medina, Santos Abel
Santos Abel Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 2000 - Santos Abel Medina. Born Nov. 1, 1919, in Talpa, Colo., to Elena Rodriguez and Excelso Medina. He served in the CC camps from 1937 to 1938, he then joined the Army in 1942 where he served as a medic in Northern Solomons and in the Southern Philippines. He received two medals and one Philippine Liberation Ribbon Bronze Star and also a Meritorious Unit Service Plaque ending his service in Japan. He was given an Honorable Discharge in November 1945, then he came home to meet his wife, Ersie Valdez, whom he married in February 1946. They lived and farmed until 1960 when they moved into their own operation of running the Farisita Post Office and service station until their retirement in 1989. They were married for 53 years. Mr. Medina is survived by his loving wife, Ersie Medina of Farisita, Colo.; his four children; Vickie Martinez of Rocky Ford, Colo., Kevin Medina of Farisita, Colo., Mark Medina of Mansfield, Texas, and Abby (Ed) Salas of Greeley, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Joe Medina, and sisters, Emma Quintana and Josie Rael. Vigil rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000. Both services at Sacred Heart Church, Gardner, Colo., with Rev. Richard Wehrmeyer, celebrant. Final resting place at Gardner Catholic Cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received at Gardner Community Center following the interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Gardner, Colo.

Medina, Stephen
Stephen Michael Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2002 - Departed from this life on April 1, 2002. He was born in Florence, Colo., on Jan. 20, 1953, to Alfred and Emma (Aragon) Medina. He was raised in Canon City, Colo., and graduated from Canon City High School. He served in the United States Air Force as a sergeant during the Vietnam War. He was employed by CF&I Steel as a quality control inspector until 1992, then went to work with the United States Postal Service from 1993 to present. Steve participated in the Pueblo Bikers United yearly toy run. He coached boxing, basketball, football and was an involved parent at Heritage Elementary. He loved playing pool, darts and riding has beloved Harley. He is survived by his loving wife, Jill; son, Estephan Medina; daughter, Monique (Steve Sanchez) Medina, Pueblo, and Cherina Medina, Placerville, Calif.; sisters, Barbara Medina, Janis DeCino, Florence, and Aimee (Chris) Carr, Camino, Calif.; brother, Gary (Barbara) Medina, West Plains, Mo.; granddaughter, Naomi Sanchez; uncle, Bruno (Gloria) Medina; and best friend, Geno Garcia. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is set up in Estephan Medina's name at Minnequa Works Credit Union, 701 W. Eighth St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Viewing will be Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Holy Family Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Medina, T. J. Jr.
T. J. Medina Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 31, 1987 - T. J. Medina Jr. passed away Jan. 29, 1987. Graveside service, 10 a.m. today, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Catholic Babyland, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Medina, Toby
Toby Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - August 29, 1962 - Toby Medina, 53, beloved husband of Lucy Medina, Walsenburg; beloved father of Mrs. Nancy Dyer, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Seaman Toby Medina Jr., San Francisco, and Dennis Medina, Walsenburg; Survived also by father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Isais Medina, Walsenburg; brother, Jake Medina, Walsenburg; Benjie Medina, Alameda, Calif.; Tony Medina, San Leandro, Calif., and Joe Medina, Pueblo; sisters, Mrs. Emma Gomez, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Eva Westmoreland, Cleveland, Ga.; also two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary to night at 7:15, St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, and 7:45 at Boies Memorial Chapel. Requiem High Mass St. Mary Church, 9 a.m. Thursday. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery.

Medina, Tonita E.
Tonita E. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - Tonita E. Medina, age 87, of San Pablo, Colo. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at San Francisco Catholic Church in San Francisco, Colo. Interment at San Francisco Cemetery in San Francisco, Colo.

Medina, Tony Sr.
Tony Medina Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1999 - Tony Medina Sr., 69, former Pueblo resident, passed away Sept. 28, 1999, at Pikes Peak Hospice in Colorado Springs. Mr. Medina was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Pueblo, to the union of Jesus and Simplicia Gomez Medina. He married Susie Pena in Pueblo on Oct. 20, 1960. He was a retired master plumber. He graduated from Central High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. Survived by his wife, Susie Medina; children, Mary (Ed) Ortiz, Tony Medina Jr., David (Sandra) Medina, Joe Valdez, Manuel (Susie) Pena and Frank Valdez Jr.; siblings, Pete Medina, Jenny Otero, Estella Jimenez and John Gomez; nieces, Patricia Rael and Cindy Guerra; nephew, Steve Rael; 26 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Frank Valdez; and brother, Fritz Medina. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. today. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas R. Hinni, CM, celebrant. Full military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at graveside, Roselawn Cemetery. The Medina family will receive friends at 1709 E. 4th St. and in the Mediterranean Room of St. Francis following the burial rites.

Medina, Veronica Elizabeth
Veronica Elizabeth Medina - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 21, 2007 - Veronica Elizabeth Medina July 18, 1957 - July 17, 2007. Veronica Elizabeth Medina passed away July 17, 2007 at her home in Colorado Springs. She was born July 18, 1957 in Pueblo, Colorado where she was raised. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1975. She lived in Pueblo until she married, and then she moved to Colorado Springs to raise her children. Here she lived a full life with family and friends. She is survived by her three children Yolanda, David, and Raquel Medina. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO.

Medina, Victor Daniel
Victor Daniel Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2005 - Victor Daniel Medina, 83, of Pueblo, passed away on Nov. 23, 2005. He was preceded in death by his son, Kelvin Medina; and the mother of his children, Enerina Medina. Survived by his sons, Randolph (Shelly) Medina, Jerry Medina and Andrew (Charlene) Medina; daughter, Janet (James) Cordova; daughter-in-law, Barbara Medina; brother, Jesse (Irene) Medina; sister, Clory Savino; and grandchildren, Randy, Danny, Tony, Kevin, Josh, Aaron, Renee, Jose (Lizette), Andrew, Danielle, Grant, James (Megan), Lina, Kimberly and Kyle. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall following service.

Medina, Viola Corrine
Viola Corrine Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1997 - Viola Corrine Medina, 61, of Pueblo, passed away on Oct. 15, 1997. Born on Sept. 22, 1936, in Trinidad, Colo. Preceded in death by her father, John Paul Romero. Survived by her loving husband, Alfred A. Medina, of the family home- mother, Maria Romero- daughters, Theresa (Gus) Rick and Valerie (Michael) Velarde- brother, Filbert (Esther) Romero-sisters, Elva (Frank) Gonzales and Ruth (Ben) Maestas, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, Monique, Bryon, Brandon, Dalton, Kayla and Mazrel- and great-grandson, Andrew. Viola enjoyed music, dancing and going on walks. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grandson. There will be no viewing. Cremation has taken place. Memorial , 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Romero Funeral Chapel. Pastor Ben Martinez to officiate. Family and friends will be received at 136 Cornell Circle.

Medina, Viola R.
Viola R. Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1987 - Viola R. Medina, 49, passed away April 23, 1987, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Mrs. Medina is survived by her husband, Albert R. Medina; two daughters, Brenda L. (Jerry) Jaramillo, Rhonda K. Medina; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Brandon, Alberta Jaramillo, all of Pueblo; and mother, Julia Jaquez, also of Pueblo. She is survived also by sisters and brothers, Celsa Maestas, Casilda Rodriguez, Leontina Garcia, Armando Jaquez, Ted Jaquez, all of Pueblo; Marie Duran, Vera Lujan, Ellen Espinoza, all of Denver; Demetrio Jaquez of Ault; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Medina is preceded in death by her father, Alfredo Jaquez, in 1984. She was born Jan. 18, 1938, in San Pablo, Colo., and resided in Pueblo for most of her life. Rosary recitation at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1987, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1987, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with the Revs. Richard Becker and David Ricken officiating. Interment, Via Crucis, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive family at 2114 W. 11th following interment. Please omit flowers and food.

Medina, Virgil
Virgil Medina - Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 1999 - Virgil Medina, 50, of Pueblo, died July 31, 1999. He was born Jan. 24, 1949,to Lawrence Medina and Mary (Quintana) Medina in Florence. Mr. Medina was a maintenance mechanic at Western Forge in Colorado Springs. On April 8, 1967,he married Rose Vigil in Canon City, who survives as well as children, Paulette (Tracy) Emond of Monterey, Calif., Gilbert Medina of Pueblo-grandchildren, Marisa and Trevor Emond- brothers, Dennis (Linda) Medina of Las Vegas, Nev., Richard Medina of Sacramento, Calif., Ben (Melva) Medina of Sacramento, Calif., and Mike Medina of Florence- parents, Lawrence and Mary Medina of Florence- and mother-in-law, Della Vigil of Canon City. He is preceded in death by his brother, Davis Medina. Mr. Medina enjoyed fishing and playing with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all and remembered for his kindness. Cremation through Wilson Andrews crematory with memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 622 W. Second St., Florence, Colo., 81226, with Father Michael Murray, O.S.B. officiating.

Medjodovich, Lale
Lale Medjodovich – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: Lale Medjodovich is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. Lale Medjodovich: Montenegrin, age 47, married. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Medonich, Jack
Jack "Jasper" Medonich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1986 - Jack "Jasper" Medonich, Oct. 23, 1986. Former husband of Josephine Medonich. Father of 'Kathy Medonich, Westminster; Michael Medonich, Pueblo; and John Medonich, Westminster. Brother of Anne (Robert) Beard, Carmichael, Calif. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired in 1983 from the CF&I Rail Mill. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish: CFU, St. Jacob Lodge 402; Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90; T.P.A. and Footprinters. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn with Elks rites. The family will receive friends at 2508 E. Evans.

Medonich, Milan Joseph
Milan Joseph Medonich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2000 - Milan Joseph Medonich, age 82, passed away Feb. 28, 2000. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elsie Medonich; and daughter, Elaine (Ron) Volk. Grandfather of Rebecca Lynn Volk and Ronald Milan Volk. Also survived by sisters, Rose Ursick, Ann Perko and Mary Ann (Keith) Ferguson of Denver, Colo.; brothers, John and Nick Medonich; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Ivan and Marija Medonich; baby sister, Elsie; sister, Katherine Perko; and brother, Jack Medonich. Mr. Medonich served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star and attained the rank of lieutenant. He retired as general foreman from the CF&I Steel Corporation in 1979 with 42 years of service. He was a life member of Pueblo Elks No. 90, Western Star, AISE and the Holy Name Society. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 7 p.m. and rosary, Friday, 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and Pueblo Elks.

Medrano, Rosalia
Rosalia Medrano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2005 - Rosalia Medrano. Born Nov. 4, 1937, in Delicias Chihuahua, Mexico, passed away March 31, 2005, in Pueblo. Survived by loving children, Carlos Villarreal and Guadalupe Silva. Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home office to help fulfill Rosalia's final wish to be brought home to Mexico. Rosalia Medrano Monday, April 04, 2005 Rosalia Medrano. The family will bring her home to Mexico on Thursday, April 7, 2005. Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home office to help fulfill Rosalia's final wish to be brought home to Mexico.

Medved, Angela Josephine
Angela Josephine Kocman Medved - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1987 - Angela Josephine Kocman Medved was born April 2, 1913, in Leadville, Colo., and passed away Nov. 30, 1987, in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Medved, in 1973. Mother of Audrey (Chuck) Barnett and Dan (Joan) Medved of Pueblo; Jean (Les) Litherland of Lakewood; Ray (Kathy) Medved of San Jose, Calif., and Ken (Kay) Medved of Beulah. Sister of Mary Salvo, Ann Skender, Steffie (Art) Samples, and Millie (Sam) Cosimano. Sister-in-law of Cecilia and Elsie Kocman. Also survived by 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Member of St. Mary Church and Immaculate Conception Lodge. Services at St. Mary Church: Mass of Christian Burial at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Respects may be paid from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Medvik, John Louis
John Louis Medvik – The McCook Daily Gazette – November 6, 2005 – McCook, NE - John Louis Medvik, 93, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 1, 1912, in Walsenburg, Colo., son of Michael and Julia Perkovic Medvik. He and Marjorie Cox were married Feb. 4, 1939. Medvik was a retired switchman for the Terminal Railroad at Union Station in St. Louis. He was a 50-year member of the Royal Order of the Moose in St. Louis. Medvik served in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael, Richard and Stephen, all of St. Louis; a daughter, Monica Schremp of DeSoto, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, four sisters and a grandchild. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. Burial and graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Elsberry City Cemetery in Elsberry, Mo.



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