The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Meehan, Bernard Harold
Bernard Meehan – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – December 30, 1973 – Third Lawman Slain – Three lawmen were killed in Colorado last week, two killing suspects are dead, and law officials are looking for two suspects in the first incident. The dead law officials are: 1. Colorado State Patrolman Thomas Carpenter, 31, murdered in his patrol car Thursday morning in Denver. Carpenter, father of three children, had served on the patrol since 1968. He was the fifth patrolman to be slain in the line of duty. 2. Otero County Deputy Sheriff Larry Smith, 23, was gunned down Friday by a 12-gauge shotgun blast as he went to a home in La Junta to answer a disturbance call. He was a 1963 graduate of La Junta High School, and unmarried. He was the son of La Junta fire chief, Wayne Smith. 3. Pueblo Police Officer Thomas M. Hanson, 36, was killed when he stopped at a store to buy a carton of milk and came upon a holdup in progress. Investigators said that Patrolman Carpenter was shot with his own service revolver. He was shot four times in the back of the head. Denver police found his body seated upright in his patrol car, which was parked in the rear of an apartment complex in the Monbello area of northeast Denver. Denver police questioned Robert L. Chance, 18, of Aurora Friday regarding the slaying but later released him after he took a lie detector test. Chance had been arrested on a fugitive warrant for a traffic violation. Police chief Art Dill said the youth was questioned in Carpenter's death because his appearance resembled the rough description of one of two suspects in the case. District Attorney Dale Tooley said homicide detectives were pressing their investigation of the homicide, but had "no suspect against whom they expected to file charges." Officials believe Carpenter was kidnapped by his assailants prior to his death. Although there were no witnesses to the shooting, motorists reported seeing a cruiser in the vicinity with two young men accompanying the officer in the car. Keith said Carpenter is thought to have been stopped on the Denver-Boulder Turnpike at Broadway about 9 a.m. Carpenter, who had been with the patrol five years and was stationed in the Broomfield district, normally patrolled Interstate 25 north of Denver. State Patrol officers will act as pallbearers for the 1 p.m. Monday funeral at the Bethel Temple, with the Denver Police Department providing the color guard. Representatives of numerous other Colorado law enforcement agencies also are expected to be in attendance. Deputy Smith died in the backyard of the Otero home in an exchange of gunfire with James Nunnaley, 21, who La Junta police officials said had earlier in the day threatened to "kill a couple of cops." The deputy was able to return the fire before he died and hit Nunnaley, said police. Nunnaley never regained consciousness after the shooting and died in a Pueblo hospital. Funeral services for Smith are scheduled Monday in La Junta. Hanson, the Pueblo policeman unexpectedly walked into the middle of a holdup and was shot to death. The gunman also was killed when the patrolman's partner fired three shots through a plate glass window. Police Chief Bud Willoughby said Bernard Meehan, 19, of Pueblo, died 3 ½ hours after the incident at Parkview Hospital. Meehan, who never regained consciousness, was hit three times in the back. Willoughby said Hanson and his partner, Patrolman James Askay, 29, had driven up to a 7-11 store at 2 a.m. so that Hanson could buy a carton of milk. Askay remained outside in the car. Hanson walked in, found no one around and apparently was about to walk outside again when a gunman emerged from behind a counter and ordered him to lie on the floor. Authorities said Hanson may have made a move for his service revolver as the gunman approached him. The bandit then fired once, morally wounding the officer. Askay fired three times through a glass window at the gunman with each shot hitting its mark. Police said a second man apparently involved in the holdup drove away when he saw the officers. He drove to a nearby Catholic Church where he asked a priest for help, but fled on foot when the priest called police. The killings brought these comments Saturday from law officials in Colorado Springs: Dist. Atty. Bob Russel said, " State patrolmen are very susceptible as they usually stop people for traffic violations and are unaware of potential problems they may be confronting. Most police throughout the nation are in great danger when they are handling disturbance calls dealing with domestic relations which is what happened in La Junta." This of course also applies to the sheriff's office. Russel said that "in Colorado we have been lucky judging from national figures of officers who have been murdered." He added that he did not believe there was going to be a rash of police killings. Police Lt. Loren Downing said that the three shootings of law enforcement officers in the 48-hour period in the state was enough to make each officer take a second look at his actions for safety reasons. A bus load of Colorado Springs policemen is expected to attend the funerals of the officers in La Junta and Pueblo. At least a car load of off duty officers is expected to attend the funeral of the state patrol officer in Longmont, Downing said. Sergeant H. J. Schafer, El Paso County Sheriff Patrol Commander, said that his deputies have been briefed and alerted to begin taking extreme caution at all calls with major emphasis placed on caution taking when answering family disturbances. He said that the most crucial times of police killings are in the first seven seconds after an officer arrives at the scene, and in a 7 to 22 foot range. Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – January 20, 1974 – 3 Indicted for Slaying of Policeman – Pueblo, Colo. – The Pueblo County statutory grand jury has returned indictments against three youths in connection with the slaying of Pueblo police officer Thomas Hanson Dec. 29. Named in the first-degree murder indictments were Charles D. Salazar, 17; Patrick R. Martinez, 18, and James E. Wallace, 15, all of Pueblo. Bond for the trio was set at $50,000. All three are being held at the county jail. The murder charges arose from an incident at a convenience market in which Hanson was shot and killed by Bernard Meehan, and Hanson's partner, James Askey, in turn shot Meehan dead. The three youths are charged in accordance with a statute providing the filing of murder charges against persons involved in a felony during or after which the death of a non-participant is caused. Bernard Harold Meehan - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - January 22, 1974 - Case Dismissed Against Killer of Pueblo Cop - Bernard Harold Meehan, who shot and killed a police officer in Pueblo and who in turn was shot and killed, had a charge of armed robbery against him plus a second count of conspiracy dismissed in district court Monday. Meehan, 19, of the Lytle Star Route, killed Cpl. Thomas M. Hanson, 29, Dec. 29 during a shootout at a Pueblo 7-Eleven Store. The officer had gone into the store for a carton of milk and observed a holdup in progress. In the exchange of fire which followed, both men were killed. Meehan was out on bond at the time and had been charged in Pueblo with a burglary. Here in Colorado Springs, he had been charged with robbing Kwik Way Store, 425 N. Murray Blvd., while armed with a gun, Oct. 11. On Monday co-defendant Robert Wayne Legg, 22, of Ft. Carson, pleaded guilty when the two counts were amended to simple robbery. Legg had his case continued by Judge Robert W. Johnson to Feb. 22 for sentencing.

Meehan, Daniel
Daniel G. Meehan - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2002 - Daniel G. Meehan, 77, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 14, 2002. Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his spouse, Jennie Meehan; parents, George W. and Rufina Meehan; also sisters, Dolly Pacheco, Martha Pando and Cora Padilla; brothers, Leo Meehan, David Martinez and Ben Meehan. Survived by children, Robert Meehan, Pueblo and Phyllis (Mike) Cabello, Pueblo; grandchildren, Lynn Dombek, Ivy Meehan, Damien Meehan, Joshua Cabello and Jeremie Cabello; great-grandchildren, DeAngilo Meehan and Alaina Funk; sister, Viola (Pilar) Montano, Erie, Colo.; brother, Johnny Meehan, Walsenburg, Colo.; special neighbor, Theresa Padilla, a devoted companion (Piper). Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of relatives. Danny enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was affectionately known to all as “Pompo.” Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, both at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Meehan, Floyd Andrew
Floyd Andrew Meehan - Huerfano Journal - August 26, 2008 - Floyd Andrew Meehan 1941-2008 -Floyd Andrew Meehan was born on Sept. 16, 1941, and went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2008. He is predeceased by his parents, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Cindy of 27 years, four daughters Cynthia (Guy Garcia), Florence (Mike Lingo, Kimberly (Andrew Brady) and Kelly (Vercilash). He is also survived by six grandchildren, one sister Yvonne (Richard) and four brothers, Patrick (Shirley), Carl (Gina), Leroy and George. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. He will be deeply missed, but not forgotten. He will always be in our hearts. He was a member of Walsenburg (FOE) Eagles, and lived in Walsenburg all his life. He loved to cruise around town, watching the Rockies, Broncos and listening to his tunes. He was strong willed and kindhearted. He always thought of everyone else before himself, and made sure that we were taken care of. He loved to be around his family and friends, including talking about the good old days. At his request, he was cremated. A memorial service will be held on Friday August 29, 2008, at 11 am, at the Church of Christ, located at 416 Walsen Avenue.

Meehan, John Batista
John Batista Meehan - Huerfano World - October 11, 2007 - John Batista Meehan at the age of 95 went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 2, 2007. He was born October 20, 1911 to Eufira and George W. Meehan of Toltec. He lived in Toltec and Walsenburg all of his life. John was proud to be a coal miner. He worked in the coal mines for about 50 years. John worked for several mines, like the Toltec Mine, Turner Mine, and the Allen Mine. He retired at the age of 62. John also belonged to several clubs, The Eagles, Cornado and the UMWA. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eva Meeham. They were married in September 1935. He is also preceded in death by three infant children and one grandson. John has five living children. Leroy Meehan of Colorado Springs, Floyd (Cindy) Meehan of Walsenburg, Pat Meehan of Toltec, Carl (Gina) Meehan of Colorado Springs, and Richard (Juanita V.) Meehan of Aguilar. John has 16 grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Meek, Darlene Kay
Darlene Kay Lewis Meek - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2006 - Darlene Kay Lewis Meek passed away May 2, 2006, in Pueblo. Darlene was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Pueblo, to George and Minnie Lewis. Preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, George Lewis. Her survivors include her husband, Larry; daughters, Jennifer (Marvin) Neighbors and Heather Meek; nine grandchildren; brother, Tom Lewis; sister, Carol Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, Steel City Eagles Hall, 704 Elmhurst Place.

Meek, Edna C.
Edna C. Meek - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1999 - Edna C. Meek, 85, passed away July 22, 1999 . Preceded in death by her husband, Dan M. Meek, in 1990- parents, John Wesley and Edna W. Hill- brother, John Hill- and sister, Ellen Romero. She is survived by her brother, Keith Hill, Honolulu, Hawaii, and special friends, Louis H. and Mary R. Hernandez. Mrs. Meek served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 2 and Veterans of Foreign Wars. She graduated from Centennial High School, class of 1933. Viewing hours are 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Monday Funeral Home Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Diabetes Care Center,400 W. 17th, Pueblo, 81003.

Meek, Laura Mabel
Laura Mabel Meek - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 2001 - Passed away Feb. 27, 2001. Survived by her children, Robert E. Meek of Pueblo and John R. (Mollie) Meek of Pueblo West; sister, Iva Beers of Michigan; brother, John (Randa) Sutherland of Arizona; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Meek, and sister, Juanita Story. Laura was born to Earl and Sophie (nee Lindstrum) Thompson in Kendal, Kan. She retired as an administrative assistant for Social Security. Member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church, La La Group at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, Trinidad Chapter No. 1 O.E.S. and former member of First Baptist Church in Trinidad. At her request, there will no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, at Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake, with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society of Pueblo through the funeral home.

Meek, Mollie Rose
Mollie Rose Meek - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2005 - Mollie Rose Meek, 59, passed away Nov. 7, 2005. Survived by her husband, John Meek of the family home in Pueblo West; mother, Bettye Huls Atwood of Pueblo; brother, Paul B. Huls of Westminster, Colo.; brother-in-law, Robert Meek of Pueblo; and nephew, Robert Meek, his wife and children, all of Denver. Preceded in death by her father, Ralph B. Huls. Mollie was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Evansville, Ind. She was an elementary and middle school music teacher for Pueblo School District No. 60 and a member of the Colorado and National Education associations. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to noon Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Meeker, Clay A.
Clay A. Meeker - Bayfield Blade - August 31, 1911 - Lee Armstrong, alias Chas. O'Brien, has confessed to the slaying of Clay A. Meeker in Trinidad July 28. Meeker was shot as he and his wife entered his tailor shop, and died a few hours afterward.

Meekins, William R.
William R. Meekins - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - William “Mickey” R. Meekins, Jr., Denver, Colo., formerly of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 14, 2006 at Hospice of Metro Denver. Born December 25, 1924, Greenville, S.C. to William R. Sr. and Alice Meekins. Honorably discharged from United States Army as Corporal. He was employed for 35 years at CF&I Steel Corp., Blast Furnace, as Lead Supervisor . He was a member of James McNeal Post 163 and Juneteenth Organization. Survived by daughter Shirley A. Meekins, Denver; son William "Bill" Meekins, Las Vegas; three grandchildren, four foster children, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Service

Meeks, George
George Meeks – Durango Democrat – January 26, 1900 – Fort Scott, Kan., Jan. 25 – Thousands of people today viewed the remains of “Ed” and George Meeks, the murderers who were lynched in the jail yard. The bodies still lie at the morgue, the hands and legs shackled as they were when the men were taken from their cells by the mob. George Meeks' wife has wired from Pueblo, Colo., that she is coming to claim the body of her husband, and Ed's widow telegraphed from Kansas City that the remains of both men would be taken to that city for burial. The coroner will hold an inquest tomorrow. The people have quieted down and it is not believed that there will be any further attempt to lynch Amos Phillips, for whom the mob searched in vain.

Meeks, Joy Ellen
Joy Ellen Meeks - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2000 - Joy Ellen Meeks passed away Nov. 23, 2000, in Pueblo, after a short illness. Joy was born Jan. 27, 1914, in Crescent, Okla. She retired from Patti's Restaurant in 1986 after 33 years as a waitress and then hostess/cashier. She was a longtime member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Jess W. Meeks, in August of 1958; sister, Dorothy Eldringhoff, in November of 1999; her brother, Frank Baker, in April of 2000. Joy was the loving mother and is survived by her children, Elaine (Gene) Alley of Pueblo, William (Louise) Meeks, Houston, Texas, George G. Meeks, Denver, Charles (Sharon) Meeks, Lake Dallas, Texas, and Dorothy (Jack) Dameron, Long Beach, Calif.; as well as 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Also survived by two sisters, Twila Vaughn, Tulsa, Okla., Charline Sasser, Guthrie, Okla.; sister-in-law Ella Baker, Cape Coral, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mrs. Meeks will lie in state from 10 a.m. until service time at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000 in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Frank Kihn officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery. The family suggests donations may be made to Park Hill Christian Academy, Dream Weavers, the American Lung Association or to the charity of your choice.

Meeks-Oliver-Bartels, Bonnie M.
Bonnie M. Meeks-Oliver-Bartels - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2004 - Bonnie M. Meeks-Oliver-Bartels went home to be with the Lord June 13, 2004. Born August 28, 1921 in Marshall Arkansas. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was well known for her homemade cinnamon rolls, yeast rolls and carrot cake. She loved reading, dining out and soap operas. Precede in death by husbands, Lorin (Red) Oliver and Ken M. Bartels; son, Lorin D. Oliver; grandchildren, Dawn Pearl and Jackson and Spencer Lovings. Survived by sister, Bea Tishma; loving children, Edna Oliver, Jackie Pearl, Mary Fisher, Patti (Bob) Anaya, Sharon (Larry) Spalding, Joe Oliver and Carol (Lorin) Oliver; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Viewing Wednesday, noon to 7:00 p.m. Service Thursday, 2:00 p.m., Lynn Gardens Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation through Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Meerkatz, Mabel Margareta
Mabel Margareta Meerkatz - Pueblo Chieftain - December 02, 2004 - Mabel Margareta Meerkatz, 94, passed away Nov. 29, 2004. Survived by daughter, Margaret (Jim) Garberding; son, Keith (Nelly) Meerkatz; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold Meerkatz; daughter, Janis Schoep; four brothers and three sisters. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. No services in Pueblo.

Meeuwsen, Mollie
Mollie Meeuwsen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2004 - Mollie Meeuwsen, 89, born Dec. 3, 1914, passed away April 7, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Meeuwsen. Survived by her children, Jane (Bill) Brodie and Dr. Jim (Karen) Meeuwsen; grandchildren, Janine (Stephen) Treanor and Michael (Anna) Meeuwsen; and great-grandchild, Andrew Treanor. Mollie graduated from Western Michigan University. She attended First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, Mich., and was active in the church library and guilds; as well as the Plainwell Community Library in Michigan. She attended First Presbyterian Church when she and Andy moved to Pueblo in 1992. She had a passion for classical music, great books and English literature. At her request, cremation with no services. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Cooperative Care Center in Pueblo or the First Congregational Church Library in Kalamazoo, Mich. The family appreciates the love, letters, visitation and support for Mollie for the last seven years.

Megenity, Donald Dean
Donald Dean Megenity - Pueblo Chieftain - July 31, 1986 - Donald Dean Megenity, late of 1825 West Street, died unexpectedly, July 30, 1986. Survived by his wife, Gail Megenity; children, Lorna, Deborah, and Douglas Megenity, all of the family home. Also survived by two sisters, Patricia (Grant) Kellerby, Grand Junction; Melva (Les) Mortvedt, Buena Park, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of American Psychology Association, Colorado Psychology Association, Colorado Licensed Psychologist, Silver State Lodge No. 95 AF&AM, Al Kaly Shrine, member of the Board of Directors of the Pueblo Area Council for the Aging, and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Born Aug. 5, 1930, in Spokane, Wash. Pueblo resident for 29 years. USC professor of Psychology. Mr. and Mrs. Megenity were married Aug. 24, 1961, in Staten Island, N.Y. Cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Unitarian Fellowship House, 110 Calla.

Meglen, Anthony
Anthony "Tony" Meglen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1986 - Anthony "Tony" Meglen, Sept. 13, 1986. Husband of Angela Meglen. Brother of Joe (Faye) Meglen, Pueblo; Frances Kolbezen, Pueblo; and Mary (Jack) Raue, Oceanside, Calif. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He retired in 1970 as a welder at the CF&I Boiler Shop. Member of St. Mary Parish, U.S.W.A. Local 2102 and WSA, Western Star Lodge 16. Services, St. Mary Church: Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests omission of food and flowers; memorials may be made in his name to the St. Mary Church Memorial Fund. The family will receive friends at the church after the Monday evening service.

Meglen, Joseph O.
Joseph O. Meglen - Pueblo Chieftain - September 08, 2002 - Joseph O. Meglen, age 91, born May 23, 1911, passed away Sept. 6, 2002, in Mt. Sterling, Ky. Survived by his wife, Faye Meglen; and son, Joseph F. (Rhonda) Meglen, both of Mt. Sterling, Ky. Grandfather of Jenna Meglen, and Taron Meglen, both of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Chris Meglen, Fort Collins, Colo.; Andrea Meglen, Thornton, Colo.; and Kami Dinkel of Lakewood, Colo. Also survived by sister, Mary Raue, San Diego, Calif., sisters-in-law, Angela Meglen, Faye Kastelic, Mary Kastelic, and Emma Jean Kastelic; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Josephine Meglen; sisters, Frances Kolbezen and Antoinette Cercek; brother, Tony Meglen; brothers-in-law, Frank Cercek, Frank Kastelic, Fred Kastelic, Joe Kastelic, John Kastelic, Ray Perko and Frank Rebol; and sisters-in-law, Lillian Kastelic, Jean Perko, Mary Rebol and Bernice Perko. Joseph was a Veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mary Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. At his request, cremation to follow with inurnment, Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Roselawn Cemetery.

Megnuson, Charles
Charles Megnuson - Huerfano World - March 4, 1993 - This Week in La Veta History - 1923: The new Alamo mine claimed the lives of Charles Megnuson and Gust Mahas when a loaded car ran away.

Meherg, Inetha D.
Inetha D. Meherg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2004 - Inetha D. Meherg, age 83, of Pueblo West and formerly of Colorado Springs, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pueblo West Baptist Church. Inetha Dorothy Meherg was born on May 31, 1920 in Enville, Tenn. to Edmond and Ima (Jackson) Davis. She married William Nathan Meherg on October 24, 1937 in Kennett, MO. Mrs. Meherg is survived by her loving husband, Bill; her son: Glenn (wife, Ursula) Meherg of Colorado Springs; her grandson: Mike (wife, Carmen) Meherg of Silverdale, Wash.; her great-grandsons: Brian of Belmont, Calif. and David of Silverdale. Inetha is also survived by her brother: Joe Davis of Pangburn, Ark. and her sister: Juanita Dickson of Shasta, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Roy and W.T. Davis. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, Jan.15, 2004 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, Colorado 81005.

Mehle, Justine
Justine Mehle - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2004 - Justine Mehle, 92, of Pueblo, passed away Monday, May 24, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Philip F. Mehle; parents, Frank and Mary Rupar; sisters and brothers, Mary Fossceco, Jean Griffone, Frank Rupar, Ray Rupar and Theresa Leasure. Survived by her daughter, Karen Morris of Pueblo; granddaughters, Kristin Morris of Denver, and Valerie Morris of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Anne (Charles) Allen, and Virginia (Richard) Fellion; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of KSKJ St. Joseph Lodge No. 7 and St. Mary Catholic Church. She loved her family and working in her rose garden. She will be remembered as being a loving mother and grandmother. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, 2004, St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Mehle, Mary
Mary Mehle – Pueblo Chieftain – January 30, 1956 – Mrs. Mary Mehle. Requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. today. Interment Gate of Heaven section, Roselawn.

Mehler, Emanuel
Emanuel Mehler - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 2005 - Emanuel Mehler, 87, of Avondale, Colo., passed away Feb. 22, 2005. Preceded in death by daughter, Barbara Jean Funk. Survived by son, Ronald Mehler; grandchildren, Alan (Nam) Funk, Dale (Amy) Funk, Kenneth Funk, Daniel Funk; and eight great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Lodi, Calif. Family may be contacted at (719) 947-3127.

Mehring, George W.
George W. Mehring - Pueblo Chieftain - January 4, 1987 - George W. Mehring, 68, a lifetime resident of the Pueblo and Beulah area, late of 27727 Highway 50 East, passed away Jan. 2, 1987. Mr. Mehring is survived by his wife, Lorraine Mehring, whom he married in 1952; one daughter, Betty (Gary) MacPherson, and one granddaughter, Kelly MacPherson, both of Pueblo; two sisters, Helen (Paul) Kress of California and Rose (Bob) Caple of Beulah; one brother, Bill (Rose) Mehring of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Mehring was a farmer and machinist in the Pueblo area for many years. A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, with Father Louis Stovik officiating. Cremation. There will be a private burial of the ashes in Beulah. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. The family may be contacted at 27727 Highway 50 East and will also receive friends in the church following the Mass.

Meidell, Hazel
Hazel (Haner) Meidell - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2002 - Hazel (Haner) Meidell died Friday, April 26, 2002, in Monterey, Calif. She was born on Feb. 9, 1926, in San Pedro, Calif., but was a long time resident of Pueblo attending elementary and Centennial High schools here. Hazel worked extensively with the U.S. Army, initially at the Pueblo Ordinance (now Army) Depot. Her work took her to Hawaii and often to the Orient. She retired to Pacific Grove, Calif., with her husband Trygve Meidell in 1982. She is survived by her husband, Trygve Meidell; sons, Ray Haner of Montgomery, Ala., Darrell Haner of Greeley, Colo., and Rick Meidell of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and daughter, Linda Seme of Slidell, La.; six grandsons and one granddaughter. Service, 2 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church of Pacific Grove, Calif. Memorial contributions may be given to: Monterey Peninsula Volunteer Services, P.O. Box 222538, Carmel, CA 93922.

Meier, Katie L.
Katie L. Meier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 1987 - Katie L. Meier, 82, passed away Dec. 31, 1986, at University Park Care Center. Mrs. Meier is survived by her husband, Fred Meier; five children, Freddie (Lorraine) Meier, George "Bill" (Margaret) Meier, Louise (Tom) Reach, all of Pueblo; Katie Pearl (Lester) Stalion of Auburn, Calif.; and Betty June (John) Kilgore of Sweeney, Texas. Mrs. Meier is survived also by one sister, three brothers, 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Meier was born March 6, 1904, in Scottsburg, Ind. She moved to Pueblo in 1949 and resided here for the past 37 years. Mr. and Mrs. Meier were married in Egan, S.D. on Dec. 18, 1921. Mrs. Meier was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge of Pueblo, a past president of the Arthritis Foundation, member of the Royal Neighbors of Pueblo, Rosemount Victorian Museum, and she was a Blue Lady at Parkview Episcopal Hospital. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon, Monday. Service, 1 p.m. Monday at Imperial Chapel with the Rev. Philip Green Jr. officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1201 E. Seventh, Pueblo. The family may be contacted at 1116 E. 10th, the home of Mr. Meier, or 7 Terrace, the home of Louise Reach.

Meier, William G.
William “Bill” G. Meier – Pueblo Chieftain – October 7, 2006 - William "Bill" G. Meier, 75, born on July 13, 1931, in Denver, Colo., passed peacefully on Oct. 5, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Myrna Deering Meier; children, Robert (Beth), Judie (Art) Franz, Valerie, Tamara (Craig) Evans, Paul (Becky); six grandchildren; four surviving siblings. Bill was a member of Council 557 Knights of Columbus. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, Shrine of St. Therese, Pueblo. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Pueblo Right to Life through the funeral home office.

Meigs, Jennie A.
Jennie A. Meigs - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2003 - Jennie A. Meigs passed away July 31, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Meigs; and granddaughter, Dora Meigs. She is survived by her children, Roy Meigs, Norman Meigs and Margaret Lucero. Jennie had seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Jennie was an excellent cook and a great seamstress. She will be missed dearly. Family will receive friends at 1538 Pine. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at George McCarthy funeral home. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - August 04, 2003 - Jennie A. Meigs. She is also survived by sister, Mary Hernandez; and several nieces and nephews.

Meigs, John
John Meigs – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – August 16, 1877 – A Murderous Row – One Man Killed and Five Wounded at West Las Animas – The Roughs Notified to Leave the Country – [Special to the Chieftain] – West Las Animas, August 11, 1877. – This city was the theater last night of one of the bloodiest rows that has occurred in the vicinity for a number of years. There has been bad blood for some time between Jack Williams, the keeper of a dance hall, and some of the Mexicans, especially so between him and Antonio Sandoval, the keeper of the Broncho Mexican saloon and dance house. On yesterday afternoon Jack and a Mexican had a fight in a butcher shop, but they were separated before either was badly hurt. Jack was on the warpath all evening, and knowing that there was to be a dance at the Broncho last night to celebrate a Mexican wedding, he rallied his forces, consisting of about a dozen deadbeats, thieves, pimps and roughs, and after getting in a sufficient supply of fighting whisky, they went on the warpath, and shortly after eleven o'clock went into the Broncho. One King, a dead beat, thief and bully, soon managed to start the music by catching a Mexican by the whiskers and jerking him around the room; about the same time one of his companions kicked a Mexican woman. The Mexicans seized the roughs and hustled them out of the house, and one of them let a knife into King as he was going out. He no doubt aimed for the jugular vein, but struck the bone at the butt of the ear, and the knife ranged downwards, making a very ugly cut. He bled like a stuck pig, and is very weak from the loss of blood. His recovery is considered doubtful. As soon as he got out side one Mullen began firing into the crowd, and Amado Chavez and a Mexican fiddler named Mason returned the fire, about which time the action became general, and Jack Williams and his crowd took to their heels. A fellow named John Meigs, better known as “Antelope Jack,” was shot through the lungs, the ball going in just under the right arm, slightly cutting it and passing clear through the body, lodged beneath the skin near the shoulder joint of the other arm. He fell within fifty feet of the building and died in a few moments. The valiant Mullen was shot through both legs and bellowed like a bull calf. He was found in a pitiable plight. A negro barber named Stewart, who had went along “an invited guest of Williams' to see him clean out the Mexicans,” was shot in the side, the ball lodging against the spine. He made more noise than all of the rest, trying to get a doctor to attend to him before the more seriously wounded. He thinks himself badly treated because he was “only an invited guest.” Jack Williams was shot in the back under the shoulder blade, and the ball is inside of him. His recovery is very doubtful. Antonio Sandoval is shot in the hand and thigh, the latter a very serious wound. King ran down the street a block after being stabbed, and turned the corner, falling on the side walk in front of the Vendiver House. The dancing was suspended for the night and the balance of the night spent in caring for the wounded. Great excitement prevailed and it was not very healthy to be on the streets, as men were going in every direction with the butt ends of ugly navy or army revolvers sticking out of their pockets, and ready to shoot at a moment's notice. This morning acting Coroner J. H. Jay, justice of the peace, summoned a jury and held an inquest over the body of Antelope Jack. Several witnesses were examined, but most of them were so badly frightened that they could not give a very clear account. The jury returned a verdict that John Meigs came to his death by a pistol shot fired by Amado Chaves, the bar-keeper of the Broncho. Chaves, Sandoval, George Mason and King were arrested and lodged in jail, and several more will doubtless be arrested. Williams is too badly wounded to be taken to jail. Great credit is due to Sheriff T. J. Hickman and his deputies, Frost and Parsons, for the promptness with which they gathered them in after the shooting. After the inquest Antelope Jack was placed in a plain pine coffin and followed by about a half dozen friends, was taken to the grave yard. He was considered the best man among the lot of roughs, and has lately been driving a team for Pat Shanley. He has been for a good many years on the plains and was formerly a buffalo hunter. Great indignation at the conduct of Williams and his gang is expressed by the peaceable citizens of West Las Animas and Bent county, and a meeting to take action to rid the town of them is called for 2 o'clock to-day. C. W. Bowman, the enterprising publisher of the Leader, got out an extra on yesterday morning detailing the particulars of the tragedy of the night before at West Las Animas. Later. [Special to the Chieftain] – West Las Animas, August 11. – By common consent a large number of citizens, including several of the most influential in the county, assembled at the court house in this place at two o'clock this afternoon, for the purpose of devising ways and means to put down dance and gambling halls. J. H. Jay was elected chairman and John Spiers secretary. A committee of five on resolutions was appointed and during their absence remarks were made by Hon. J. W. Prowers and others favoring the most vigorous measures for the extermination of all loafers, vagrants and dance house men from West Las Animas. The committee reported as follows: Whereas, For some considerable time the peace of this community has been constantly menaced, life has been endangered and the burden of taxation augmented by the existence of dance and gambling halls in our midst, conducted ostensibly under license, therefore resolved: First – That it is the sense of the citizens of West Las Animas that the dance and gambling halls now in this place be closed, and that no other be permitted to open under any circumstances whatever. Second – That we urge upon our officials the most rigorous enforcement of the law against persons keeping dance and gambling houses, or other disorderly resorts, and we pledge our hearty co-operation with said officials in the maintenance of law and order. Third – We are determined that all persons found in town without visible means of support, of the vagrant and riff-raff class, shall be arrested and punished according to law. The foregoing being read were unanimously adopted. A supplementary resolution was offered by the committee and adopted, requesting the chair to appoint a committee of seven to wait on all vagrants and disorderly characters and request them to “vamoose the ranch” at the earliest possible moment. A strong committee was appointed and it was ordered that the proceedings of this meeting be furnished the Leader and Chieftain with a request to publish the same. The proceedings were temperate and orderly throughout, but showed that the season of forbearance with the good and law abiding people towards disturbers, rioters and law breakers, is at an end.

Meiklejohn, Sanford Wilbur
Sanford Wilbur Meiklejohn - Cañon City Daily Record - March 1, 2006 - Sanford Wilbur Meiklejohn 89, died Feb. 28, 2006, in Cañon City. He was born July 19, 1916, in Trinidad to Egbert William and Ida (Wolcott) Meiklejohn. He was raised in Trinidad, where he graduated from Trinidad High School in 1934. He was also active in DeMolay. In 1941, he entered the military service in the medical corps and transferred to the Army Air Corps. He served for five years. After his service, he worked at Gates Rubber for 17 years and for Denver Public Schools as a custodian for 19 years. He later moved to Cañon City. He was a member of United Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and usher. He married Beth Griggs on Jan. 24, 1943. He is survived by his wife; son, Dr. Wilbur Fred Meiklejohn, of Olney Springs; daughter, Lee Ann Meiklejohn of Cañon City; granddaughter, Julie; grandson, Andy, and great-grandson, Benjamin; twin brother Robert Meiklejohn of Thornton. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation through Wilson Crematory. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Freehling officiating. Burial will be in the Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 701 Macon Ave., Cañon City 81212.

Meinerz, Miles
Miles Meinerz - Huerfano World - January 29, 2004 - On Jan. 20, 2004, Miles Meinerz, age 78, passed on into eternal sleep. Survived by former wife, Andrea (Ambrose); and children, David (Sharon) Meinerz, Daniel (Patricia) Meinerz, Michael Meinerz, Mary (John) Stockinger, Annette (Peter) Kordus and Josephine (Robert) Picchiottino; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Survived also by brothers, Lowell Meinerz and Bernard Meinerz; and sister, Marjorie Wrezic. Brother of the late Archie Meinerz. He will be greatly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Miles was a World War II veteran having served in the United State Army. Private family services will be held in Milwaukee, WI. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Spanish Peaks Hospital, 23500 U.S. Highway 160, Walsenburg, CO 81089, would be appreciated.

Meisel, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Meisel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2005 - Clarence E. Meisel, 84, passed away Oct. 16, 2005. Survived by his children, Debra (Dr. Thomas) Gaide of Pueblo, and Randall (Sherri) Meisel of Ellicott City, Md.; grandchildren, Jacquelyn Meisel, Christopher Meisel, Michelle (Christopher) Brunner, Laura Gaide, Benjamin Gaide, Daniel Gaide, Matthew Gaide, Rachel Gaide, Stephanie Gaide and Taylor Gaide; great-grandchildren, Haley Timms and Andrew Brunner; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; and brothers, John and Henry Meisel. Clarence was born to John and Ida Meisel on July 24, 1921, in Jefferson City, Mo. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired as an office manager for Metal Treating and Research Co. in Denver. Viewing, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, and funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave., with the Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire, may make memorials to the Trinity Lutheran Church through Montgomery & Steward.

Meisenhelder, Fern R.
Fern R. Meisenhelder - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2001 - Fern R. Meisenhelder, 88, passed away Nov. 25, 2001. Services to be held in Petersburg, Ind.

Meissner, Arden G.
Arden G. Meissner - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2006 - Arden G. Meissner Sr., 87, departed to be with his Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, in Pueblo, Colo. Arden is remembered as a man of God, family man, committed and faithful servant of God. Caring, compassionate, peaceful and vibrant characterized Arden's demeanor, revealing a living testimony of God's love expressed serving numerous positions/roles in the Church of the Nazarene. Arden's holy living expressed humbly in his character and lifestyle will be missed by family, friends and Nazarenes. Family and friends celebrate and rejoice with Arden's safe arrival into the arms of Jesus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie H. Meissner. Arden is survived by his children, Marita H. (Clyde R.) Gooden Sr., Merrlyn D. Moore, Arden G. “Jerry” (Shelly L.) Meissner Jr., Roger D. Meissner; grandchildren, Clyde R. Gooden Jr. and Paul A. Gooden, Timothy L. (Heather M.) Gooden, Lauren M. Meissner, A. Taylor Meissner; great-grandchild, Timothy C. Gooden; sisters, Lorraine M. (Ernie A.) Sieffert, Shirley K. (Dave M.) Burg, Doris L. (Eddie A.) Burg. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Church of the Nazarene. Private interment, Memorial Gardens, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Meissner, Marie Helen
Marie Helen Meissner - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 2001 - Departed to be with her Savior and King, Jesus Christ, while in the presence of family and friends, Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. Marie leaves behind a legacy of being a committed, devoted and faithful Christian, which earned her a Distinguished Service Award presented by the Church of the Nazarene International for outstanding service, faithful attendance and being a lifetime supporter. Marie's legacy also includes being a devoted and faithful wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker that will endure and live on with family she has briefly left behind. Family celebrates and rejoices with Marie's homecoming and eagerly anticipates being reunited with her in God's family. She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and seven brothers. Marie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Arden Gerald Meissner; children, Marita Helen (Clyde R. Sr.) Gooden, Merrlyn Doris Moore, Arden Gerald "Jerry" (Shelly L.) Meissner Jr., Roger Dean Meissner; grandchildren, Clyde R. Gooden Jr., Paul A. Gooden, Timothy L. (Heather M.) Gooden, Lauren M. Meissner, A. Taylor Meissner; and sister, Doris E. Farrow. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, with family receiving friends and relatives during this time from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at First Church of the Nazarene. Private interment will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs.

Meitner, D. C.
D. C. "Dee" Meitner - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2001 - D.C. "Dee" Meitner, 88, passed away July 14, 2001. Survived by his children, Sharon (Ray) Kelsey of Fremont, Calif., and Janet (Jack) Raley of Pleasanton, Calif.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae (nee Edwards) Meitner on Jan. 15, 1996. Born to John and Lucy (nee Mineheart) Meitner on June 9, 1913, in Sheridan, Wyo. Dee served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1935 he graduated from Kansas City Mortuary Science College. He worked at several funeral homes, most recently at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Dee was very proud of being the oldest living licensed funeral director in the state of Wyoming. He also worked at CF&I Steel, retiring in 1978. He will lie in state at the funeral home today from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Larry Sneed officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home.

Meiu, Linda Susan
Linda Susan Meiu - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2000 - Linda Susan Meiu, 50, of Pueblo, departed this life to be with our Lord Jesus on Aug. 6, 2000. Linda is the beloved daughter of Richard and Evelyn Meiu. Born March 1, 1950, in Gary, Ind. Survived by sisters, Debbie (Corey) Alexander of Loveland, Judy (Paul) Pavlich of Canon City and Kelly Jean (Aaron) Meiu of Pueblo West. Also her special nieces, Winter, Cindy, Sierra and Nikki, who loved her very much; nephews, aunts, uncles and special cousins, who were all special to Linda. Preceded in death by her sister and special angel, Cindy Jean; and both grandparents, George and Mary Meiu and Walter and Mary Turek. Linda touched so many lives by her humor and strength throughout her difficult life. Her courageous and beautiful spirit will live on forever in all the hearts of those who knew her. Linda will be greatly missed and always remembered. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory. There will be no services. A private family gathering will be held. The family respectfully requests cards in lieu of flowers.

Mejia, Jesus
Jesus Mejia - World Independent - December 21, 1934 - Pneumonia Takes Second Member Toltec Mine Crew - Partner of Ben Martinez, Jesus Mejia, Dies This Morning - Death today, took the second member of a two man drill team at the Aztec Coal mine in Toltec when Jesus Mejia died at 7:40 a.m. from pneumonia. Mejia was helper to Ben Martinez who was electrocuted in a mine accident on October 15. Mejia made a desperate effort to save the life of Martinez at that time but he was unsuccessful. Mejia who was 43 years old is survived by his wife, Monica; three daughters Fay, Virgil, Denise, and two sons, Simon and Trinidad. Funeral services will be Sunday direction of the Furphy Brothers afternoon at 2 o'clock under the mortuary.

Mejia, Marie
Marie Mejia - Huerfano World - March 26, 1992 - A memorial service for Marie V. Mejia, 62, of Pueblo, was Monday from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Mrs. Mejia died at her home Mar. 20, 1992. A former resident of Walsenburg, she was born in Manzanola. Survivors include her children, John Anthony Mejia, Susan Johnson, Kathy Chong, David Mejia, Edward Mejia and Mathew Mejia, two brothers Jesus Mejia and Joe T. Mejia, two sisters, Diane Vigil and Carrie Martinez and four grandchildren. A rosary service was held from Rivera Funeral Home in Pueblo Sunday.

Mekeal, Charles Drue
Charles Drue Mekeal - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 1986 - Charles Drue Mekeal, 67, of Holly died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1986, in St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, Kan. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, First Baptist Church, Holly. Burial, Holly Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Holly.

Melcher, Mr.
Mr. Melcher - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - December 11, 1879 - Mr. J.P. Melcher returned from his old home, Burlington, last Sunday, where he was called by telegram to attend the funeral of his aged father, who died there rather suddenly a short time since. Mr. Melcher has the sympathy of his many friends in Pueblo in his present affliction.

Melendez, Luis Antonio
Luis Antonio Melendez - Huerfano World - August 9, 2007 - Luis Antonio Melendez, 36, of Walsenburg, entered into rest August 5, 2007. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 8, 1971. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Renee; 4 daughters, Felicia, Rea, Angelita, and Mariah Melendez and 2 granddaughters, Brook and Cassidy, all of Walsenburg; father, Luis Melendez Sr., siblings, Fulgencia (Noe) Laureano, Natalie (Franky) Laureano, John A. Lopez, William (Brandi) Roybal Jr., Rosa Melendez, Lusito Melendez and Elle Melendez; close friend, Maryann Fribbs, step-father, William Roybal Sr.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Joanne L. Roybal and his sister-in-law, Debbie A. Fribbs. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle son, and friend. He brought joy to all who knew him. He loved to dance, fish, camp and listen to Puerto Rican music. A memorial service will be held August 10, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Romero Funeral Home in Walsenburg.

Melgosa, Daniel E.
Daniel "Danny" E. Melgosa - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1987 - Daniel "Danny" E. Melgosa, 20, Lamar, died Monday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Visitation, 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. Thursday, Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel. Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday and Mass, 10 a.m. Friday. Both Services at St. Francis de Sales-Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Memorial contributions to the church. Burial, Fairmount Cemetery.

Melito, James Vincent
James Vincent Melito - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1987 - James Vincent Melito, April 12, 1987. Husband of Mary Melito. Father of Joseph (Janice) Melito, Henry (Mary) Melito, Mary (Christopher) Maurer, James (Linda) Melito Jr., Carl Melito, Anne Melito, Donna (Chuck) Connors, Debra Melito and Paula Melito. Grandfather of 12. Brother of Lucille (Joseph) Vadnal, Elizabeth (Matt) Marcelja, Katherine (Harry) VanderValk, and Anthony Melito. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a son, John, in 1974. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Service from 1942-1948. He was owner-operator of Jim's Radio and TV Service for more than 35 years. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Rosary Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Private inurnment, Imperial. Memorials may be made in his name to American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. The family may be contacted at 1823 W. 22nd and will receive friends in the Church Hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. following the service.

Mellan, Kenneth P.
Kenneth P. Mellan - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 12, 1996 - Kenneth P. Mellan, 55, a computer engineer for Loral Federal Services, died Jan. 9, 1996, at a local hospital. He previously worked as a computer technician for Penrose-St. Francis Health Care System and was retired from the Air Force. Masonic services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Colorado Springs Lodge 76, AF&AM, 1150 Panorama Drive. Shrine of Remembrance is handling arrangements. Mr. Mellan was born Oct. 27, 1940, in Chicago to Peter and Helen (Cwynar) Mellan. His mother lives in Carol Stream, Ill. He was married Oct. 8, 1977, in Colorado Springs to Ruth A. Pratt, who lives in Colorado Springs. Other survivors include a son, Kevin T. of Mitchell, S.D.; two daughters, Kimberly Cropsey of Presho, S.D., and Jessica Windrix of Colorado Springs; a brother, Russell of Carol Stream; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Mr. Mellan served in the Army from 1959 to 1967 and in the Air Force from 1968 to 1980. He received the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, American Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal with one bronze loop, Air Force Longevity Service Award with four oak-leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with three battle service stars, Noncommissioned Officer Academy Graduate Ribbon, Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four oak-leaf clusters, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm device and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He had been an area resident since 1977 and was a member of Colorado Springs Masonic Lodge 76, AF&AM; Fountain Valley Order of the Eastern Star 155; and the Southern Colorado Consistory. He also was a member of the Al Kaly Shrine Temple in Pueblo, where he served as the Chief Rabban's Aide. He was involved in the Al Kaly Patriot's Unit and was an associate member of the Potentate's Motor Escort. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, Intermountain Unit, 356 N. Virginia St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.

Mellen, Herbert F.
Herbert F. Mellen – Durango Democrat – September 15, 1906 – Model Prisoner Dies of Typhoid at Canon City – Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 14 – A special to the Chieftain from Canon City says: “Herbert F. Mellen, a prisoner in the state penitentiary serving a sentence for embezzlement of funds from the Continental Title & Trust company of Denver, died tonight, after a lingering illness from typhoid fever. Mellen was a model prisoner and served as bookkeeper to the deputy warden. The remains will be sent to Boston for interment.”

Mellen, William P.
William P. Mellen – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – November 20, 1873 – Death of W. P. Mellen – Yesterday, we were startled by the intelligence of the death of this distinguished, valued, useful and most worthy citizen. When the news of this sudden taking away first reached our office, we could scarcely give credence to the announcement, but we soon learned beyond doubt, that the painful information was all too true. Mr. Mellen died of apoplexy at Cincinnati, Ohio, at 6 o'clock, P. M., on the 16th inst., Sunday last. The death was sudden and unexpected, as he was in his usual health a few hours before he was attacked by the fearful malady that caused the demise. At the time of the demise, Mr. Mellen was president of the Central Colorado Improvement Company, which has done so much toward building up, improving and beautifying South Pueblo, and one of the directors and solicitors of the Denver & Rio Grande railway. He had been a citizen of Colorado for about three years, and was one of the truest, best and most useful citizens of the territory. His home for some time past, has been at Colorado Springs, and his family thus suddenly and sadly bereaved, were there when the mournful news of his death was flashed over the telegraphic wires. We have no data at hand from which we can compile even an imperfect history of the past life of this distinguished citizen, and only know that he was at one time, chief clerk of the treasury department, when Chase was secretary of the treasury, that he held a most important position in the treasury department with headquarters at Cincinnati, during the latter part of the war, and that at one time, he was connected with the great banking house of Luftlin & Co. While in Colorado, he has been connected with the Denver & Rio Grande railway, the Central Colorado Improvement Company and other business ventures which looked to the development of the resources of Colorado. In this sudden taking away, Colorado loses one of her best friends, and the announcement of the death of William P. Mellen, brings honest sorrow to the hearts of thousands.

Mellicker, Anna
Anna Mellicker - Wray Rattler - May 13, 1915 - Mrs. Anna Mellicker, 74, was burned to death at her home in Pueblo.

Mellie, Edward
Edward Mellie - Blue Valley Times - October 4, 1912 - Driving an automobile for the first time since he killed Edward Mellie, a Limon farmer, two years ago, George W. Roe of Pueblo ran down and killed John Shiner, aged sixty-five.

Mellon, Dorothy L.
Dorothy L. Mellon - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1986 - Dorothy L. Mellon, late of Pueblo, died Sunday, April 13, 1986, in a local hospital. Survived by husband, John G. Mellon, Pueblo; three sons, John G. (Lana) Mellon Jr., Encinitas, Calif.; James B. Mellon, Mandan, N.D.; Frank C. Mellon, LaJolla, Calif. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brother, Byron S. Flynt, Fairfield, Calif.; three half-sisters, Mary F. Stephens, Canton, Okla.; Mary F. Simms, Dallas, Texas; Helen Thomas, Fort Worth. Texas. Preceded in death by one son, Daniel M. Mellon in 1973. Born June 18, 1920, in Alva, Okla. Pueblo resident since 1971. Married Sept. 2, 1939, in Watonga, Okla., to John G. Mellon. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium, no services.

Mellon, Nancy
Nancy Mellon - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1998 - Nancy Mellon, 53, of Pueblo passed away Aug. 9, 1998. Preceded in death by her former husband, Donald E. Mellon- father, Jesse Sparky" Boyd- mother, Zelda Mae Boyd- brothers, Richard and George Boyd- and sister, Virginia Boyd. Survived by her husband, Dale Hanna- children, Lori (Clay) Morris, Deborah (Josh) Ekberg, Melinda (Jeff) Spaulding, Jeff (Kelly) Gottselig and Patricia Mellon- grandchildren, Misty Bowden-Morris, Christopher, Rebecca and Sarah Morris, Rachel and Jacob Aragon, Andrew, Adam and Briana Cook, Lacey Koehn, Miranda Gottselig and Jonathan Mellon- brothers, Bob (Bonnie) Boyd and Jim (Harriet) Boyd- sisters-in-law, Mary Beth Boyd and Connie Boyd- and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends, including special friends, Paulette and Emil Grey and Bill and Patsy Rasmussen. She was a dedicated Bronco fan and a dedicated, loving and caring mother and grandmother. Viewing hours are noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make contributions to Dreamweavers through the funeral home office.

Mellott, Velma
Velma Mellott - Walsenburg World – December 20, 1928 - Velma Mellott Dies After Short Illness - Funeral services for Velma Mellott, 26, of Alamo, who died this morning after a short illness, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 0'clock from the Unfug-Peet Chapel with the Rev. R.R. Rose officiating. Surviving are her husband, Jess E. Mellott, one son, Jackie, a brother, Vernon Richards of Sioux City, Iowa, one sister Mrs. G.A. Ohrman of Alamo, and her father William E. Richards of Denver. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery under direction of Unfug-Peet.

Melonas, George
George Melonas - World Independent – November 5, 1952 - George Melonas Dies Tuesday - George Demetre Melonas, a pioneer businessman of Walsenburg, died yesterday after being taken ill Monday. Melonas was born in Greece 62 years ago. He has lived in Walsenburg since 1907 and was the owner of Melonas Brothers grocery. In 1919 he married Esther Fabiani of Pueblo. Mrs. Melonas died in 1949. Melonas was Governor of Ahipa Lodge. He is survived by three sons, James of Walsenburg and Tony and John of Albuquerque, one daughter, Mrs. Mary McKenzie of Walsenburg, a brother John in Hot Springs, Ark., two brothers and a sister in Greece, one grandchild and 12 nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangement will be announced later by Furphy Mortuary.

Melonas, James George
James George “Jim” Melonas - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1998 - James George “Jim” Melonas, 78, Walsenburg, Sept. 27. Romero Huerfano World - October 1, 1998 - James "Jim" Melonas, 78, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 27, 1998. Born July 4, 1920 in Walsenburg to the late George and Esther Melonas, he served in World War n in Europe, was an avid outdoors-man enjoying hunting and fishing, a member of the Knights of Columbus and Walsenburg Club. He was married to Rose Melonas for 52 years. Survivors include his wife, Rose, Walsenburg; a son Greg Melonas, Walsenburg; a brother, Tony Melonas, Grants, NM; a sister, Mary McKenzie, Trinidad; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church on Sept. 30. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. Huerfano World - September 28, 2000 - In Loving Memory of Jim Melonas, July 4, 1920 - September 27, 1998. Missed by Wife, son, family and friends.

Melonas, Rose
Rose Melonas - Huerfano World Journal - September 24, 2009 - Rose Melonas, of Walsenburg, CO entered into rest September 19, 2009 at the Castle Rock Care Center in Castle Rock, CO. Rose was born April 8, 1919 in Las Animas County, CO to Alcide and Marcella Odorozzi. She was 90 years of age. Rose is survived by her son; Greg (Lori) Melonas of Parker, CO. Grandchildren; Jenise (Shannon) Gallegos of Pueblo, CO, Glen Melonas of Aurora, CO, Kenne (Olivia) Melonas of San Diego, CA, Sara Apolinar of Pueblo, CO, Teresa Apolinar of Parker, CO, 3 great-Grandchildren, brother; Harold (JoAnn) Odorizzi of Trinidad, CO, and sister, Lena Faoro of Florence, CO. and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, James G. Melonas, both parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother. Mrs. Melonas loved cooking. She also enjoyed going to all of her ladies clubs and traveling in the great outdoors. Her favorite pastime, however, was spending time with her grandchildren. A Rosary will be held at 11 am, Thursday, September 24, 2009, followed by a Funeral Mass. Both services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Arrangements have been entrusted to Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Melrose, Aileen
Mrs. Aileen Melrose - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1966 - Mrs. Aileen Melrose, at her apartment, 103 W. Sixth, Saturday, April 16. To Holt & Wilson, Canon City, Colo.

Melrose, Hugh H.
Hugh H. Melrose – Pueblo Chieftain – March 12, 1913 – Hugh H. Melrose, on of the pioneers of Custer county, was buried at Querida yesterday afternoon. He was born in England and immigrated to this country in 1865. Two years later he came to Colorado but subsequently went to California. He returned here in 1867 and engaged in mining around Querida, a line of employment at which he was quite successful. In 1871 he built the first cabin at Querida, and was prominent in the history of that place. He was one of the most picturesque characters in the early days in the mining excitement in Colorado and was a man of the utmost honor and integrity. He was a member of Company R. First Colorado volunteers during the Civil war and figured prominently as a government scout during the Indian troubles after the Civil war. He was mustered out of the military when the Indian troubles ceased, and from that time to his death, he devoted himself to mining enterprises. He leaves a wife and two sons, one of whom A. W. Melrose is a special agent of the department of justice with headquarters in Denver. The deceased was 76 years of age. Wet Mountain Tribune - March 14, 1913 - Westcliffe - Hugh H. Melrose - Deceased was married to Miss Sarah E. Watson, near Florence, in 1867. To this union there was born six sons, two of whom died. James W. Melrose of Denver, who is a special agent of the Department of Justice, was present to attend the obsequies. Deceased was a member of Company I, Colorado First Regulars under the command of Colonel Chivington, and saw a great deal of service in army life, especially among the Indians. He took part in the Sand Creek Massacre. He was mustered out of service when the Indian troubles ceased. "Uncle Hugh" as he was familiarly called, was kind and generous to a fault and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. He was interested in the advancement of his town and country and was a loyal patriotic citizen. In his youth, he identified himself with the Episcopal Church and he never lost his faith. The funeral largely attended was held from the home in Querida on Monday, conducted by the Rev. S. H. Speary, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Rosita Cemetery.

Melrose, James W.
James W. Melrose - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 1945 - James W. Melrose, born in Pueblo in 1866 and for many years employed by the federal and Colorado state governments, died Friday evening at a local hospital where he was brought from Pagosa Springs for medical treatment, it was announced. Mr. Melrose was for 25 years head of the secret service of the U. S. government west of the Mississippi river and in this district. He was later employed at the State Capitol building in Denver. At the time of his illness he was resting at Pagosa Springs. He was the husband of Mrs. Allene Melrose, Denver; father of Miss Frances Melrose, Denver, Mrs. Inez Kirkwood, Oregon, and Harry G. Melrose, Pueblo, employed by the county highway department; he was the brother of Mrs. C. B. Mack and Arthur Bowling, Salida, Joseph M. Melrose and Walter Bowling of Pagosa. He attended the Baptist church and was a member of the W. O. W. Service announcements later.

Melson, Kathy Ann
Kathy Ann Melson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2004 - Kathy Ann Melson, 52, of Dinwiddie, Va., passed away on Jan. 8, 2004. She was born Nov. 13, 1951, in Leadville, Colo. She graduated from Pueblo County High School in 1970. Kathy was a member of the Beta Mu Sorority in Hopewell, where she was the active secretary. She worked as a legal secretary by trade. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Kathy was loved by all and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her fiancé, Ed Driver; son, Kenneth (Tressa) Melson; daughter, Chataime (Richard) Mudd; stepfather, Tom (Jeanne) Bunker; five grandchildren, Kelsie, Jacob, Richard, Catherine and Christiana. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Bunker; and a granddaughter, Kimberlie Melson. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 801 N. Sheridan, Canon City, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Kathy's name. Cremation has taken place.

Melton, Blanche M.
Blanche M. Melton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1983 - Blanche M. Melton, late of Route 1, Salida, passed away unexpectedly in Garfield, Ark., April 27, 1983. Service 10 a.m. Monday, May 2 at Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with H

Melton, Helen L.
Helen L. Melton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2002- Helen L. Melton, 92, passed away Aug. 12, 2002. Survived by her children, Sonja Melton of Pueblo and Dale (Patty) Melton of Goodland, Kan.; granddaughter, Anne Melton of Goodland, Kan.; sister, Evelyn Kring of Denver; numerous nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. Also survived by her adopted family, Joe Kronwitter, Mary Riensch and daughter, Emelie Riensch; and her faithful dog and companion, Shadow. Preceded in death by her husband, Russell Melton, on July 4, 1979; parents, Elmer and Euroth Hollenbeck; sister, Marie Rice; and brother, Robert Hollenbeck. Helen was born April 12, 1910, in Brewster, Kan. She was an elementary school teacher in Kansas for eight years and 27 years for the Pueblo School District No. 60, retiring in 1975. Many of her teaching years were at Jefferson Elementary School. Helen did volunteer work at St. Mary-Corwin hospital and the YWCA. She was named the Colorado Merit Mother of the Year in 1992 and was one of Pueblo District No. 60's candidates for Colorado Teacher of the Year. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women's Association, Rebekah Lodge in Brewster, Kan., Retired Teachers' Association, Pueblo, Colorado and National Education associations, and Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority, where she held many local, state and national offices. She will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt, with Rev. Tom Peacock officiating. The interment will be in Brewster, Kan. Those who desire may make memorials through the funeral home to the Helen Melton Memorial Fund, which will be divided between the Animal Emergency Fund at Veterinary Associates and Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Fund. "Think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much."

Melton, James Roy Sr.
James Roy Melton Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2005 - James Roy Melton Sr., Pueblo, was born Oct. 18, 1934, to Edgar and Ellen Melton in Pueblo. He passed away Nov. 1, 2005. He was born at the 27 hundred block of East Routt, and was living at the 10 hundred block of West Routt. He was always saying, "Guess I made the whole route." He is survived by his wife, Delpha Ann, Pueblo; brother, Edgar Fred (Violet), Pueblo; sister-in-law, Millie, Pueblo; sons, James Roy (Kimberly) Jr., Pueblo, Douglas Jay (Celeste), Pueblo, Edgar Leo (Lynette), Pueblo, Les Hilburn (Debbie), Canon City; daughters, Janet Penrod (Robert), Rocky Ford, Colo., Joyce Asbury, Corvallis, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Mr. Melton was preceded in death by his parents, H.E. and Ellen Melton; brother, Vernon Doyle Melton; and son-in-law, Corky Asbury. He graduated from Central High School with the class of '52 and spent the next four years in the U.S. Navy. The first two years, he was stationed at Pearl Harbor. The last two years, he was stationed aboard the USS Jason, a heavy repair ship that spent six months in San Diego, then six months at Sasabo, Japan. After his discharge, he returned to his old job at the Rocky Mountain Banknote Co., where he earned his journeyman's card in printing. He went to work for The Star-Journal in June of 1963, retiring in June of 2003. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home with Marvin Read officiating. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests donations be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center of Pueblo or a charity of your choice.

Melton, Mildred T.
Mildred T. Melton – Pueblo Chieftain – September 19, 2006 - Mildred T. Melton, 89, lifetime Pueblo native, passed away Sept. 15, 2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete Tomich and Frances Mance Tomich; brother, Pete (Jean) Tomich; sisters, Rose Hensley and Frances (Scarbrough) Copeland; loving first husband, Paul Grant Carpenter; loving second husband, Vernon D. Melton. She is survived by her loving children, Tom (Kandi Lerlyn) Carpenter, Judith (Don) Williams, Joel Carpenter; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mildred enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling with her husband. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Her family especially will miss her home cooking and generosity. At her request, there will be no viewing or service. She has chosen cremation. Donations may be made in Mildred's memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo through the funeral home office.

Melton, Robert F.
Robert F. Melton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 23, 2000 - Robert F. Melton, 70, passed away Aug. 20, 2000, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Springfield, Colo.

Melton, Ronnie C.
Ronnie C. Melton - Pueblo Chieftain - January 01, 2006 - Ronnie C. Melton, 58. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Melton, William
William Melton – Albuquerque Journal - July 23, 2005 - William Melton. Passed away on July 17, 2005. Born on April 22, 1911 in Trinidad, CO. A resident of Albuquerque for 50 years, he was the principal of Ranchos Elementary School for over 30 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Maple and survived by sons, William M. Robertson (Martha) of Arcadia, CA. and Wade E. Robertson (Patricia) of Falls Church, VA; three grandchildren, (Cindy, Jason, (Leila), Darren); and two great-grandchildren. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2005.

Melvin, Howard
Howard Melvin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1998 - Howard Melvin, 97, of Aguilar, died Dec. 11, 1998, in Trinidad. Service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Mena, Josephine G.
Josephine G. Mena - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 1987 - Josephine G. Mena was born July 31, 1907, in Trinidad and passed away Sept. 28, 1987, in Pueblo. She was the widow of Simon T. Mena, who passed away Oct. 27, 1963. Mother of Rosemary R. Goodwin and Stanley D. (Loretta) Mena of Pueblo and Margaret (A.M.) LaRocca of Rockville, Md. Grandmother of Judy (Louis) Gomez, Cory Mena, David Mena and Kelly (Craig) Rush of Pueblo and Johanna Gallagher and Matthew Gallagher of Rockville, Md. Great-grandmother of Simon J. and Gregory M. Gomez and Nicole Mena. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services at Holy Family Church: recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1; Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and at the church. The family may be contacted at the family home.

Menapace, Amelia Erma
Amelia (Mildred) Erma Menapace – Albuquerque Journal - June 01, 2002 - Amelia (Mildred) Erma Menapace, age 95, born November 6, 1906 in the Territory of Colorado, Walsenburg and a resident of Gallup until moving to Albuquerque in 1937, passed away in a local nursing home on Tuesday, May 28, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank B. Menapace, Sr.; her sons, Edward Louis Menapace (lost at sea in the US Navy in 1953) and Arthur Frank Menapace; her daughter, Marcia Mae Menapace-Quinn. She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Bentz and husband, Leon P. of Albuquerque, Diane Michele Menapace of Albuquerque; son, Frank B. Menapace Jr. and his wife, Rosetta of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter-in-law, Lorry Bonaguidi Menapace of Gallup, NM; nine grandchildren, Tina Trujillo, Greg Bentz, Edward Bentz, Holli Robinson, Stacy Thompson, Brian Menapace, Jenna Armentrout, Valarie Quinn, Kara Quinn; ten great-grandchildren, Michael Vanderwoude, Ian Vanderwoude, Brittany Bentz, Justin Baker, Spencer Thompson, Max Thompson, Samantha Bentz, Zackery Trujillo, Torrie Bentz, Giana Armentrout. Mrs. Menapace was a member and one of the founders of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. She was a lifelong member of the American Gold Star Mother. Viewing and Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday. Rosary will be recited by Rev. Frank Prieto on Friday, May 31, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. in Palm Chapel at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Holy Ghost Church with Rev. Francis X. Eggert, Celebrant. Serving as Casket bearers will be Greg Bentz, Edward Bentz, Justin Baker, Brian Menapace, Michael Trujillo, Brian Thompson. Entombment will follow a Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Gold Star Mothers Memorial, 2128 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008-1873, in honor of Mildred E. Menapace. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE is in charge of arrangements.

Menapace, David M.
David M. Menapace - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1986 - David M. Menapace, 91, of Trinidad, died Oct. 5, 1986, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 15, 1895, to Angelo and Carolyn Menapace. Mr. Menapace was very active in UMWA, having served as president of the Valdez Local No. 9856 for many years. He is survived by wife, Theresa, of the Trinidad State Nursing Home; daughter-in-law, Teresa Menapace; grandsons, David A. and Robert M. Menapace; two great? grandchildren, Christine and Michael Menapace, all of Trinidad; brother, Frank Menapace, Raton, N.M.; sisters, Tina (John) Pagliasotti, Denver; Angle (Julius), Valentine, Denver; Pauline (Louis) Corenella, Florence; Mary O'Belmito of Raton, N.M. He is also survived by numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Robert, in 1985. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mount Carmel Church with Russ Meyerhofer officiating. Entombment, Pieta Mausoleum, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo. Graveside service by the UMWA.

Menapace, Emilia
Emilia Menapace - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1986 - Emilia Menapace, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1986, in Raton, N.M. She was born Jan. 11, 1889, in Austria and came to Las Animas County in 1921. Mr. and Mrs. Menapace were businesspeople in Segundo until 1946, when they moved to Trinidad. Mrs. Menapace is survived by three daughters, one son, and numerous other relatives. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1986, at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, with the Rev. Russ Meyerhofer officiating, followed by interment.

Menapace, Ida M.
Ida M. Menapace - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2004 - Ida M. Menapace, 78, passed away at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 9, 2004. She was born on Feb. 11, 1926, in Berwind, Colo., and was a long-time Trinidad resident before moving to Pueblo. Ida was employed by Mountain Bell before retiring in 1990. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and two sisters. Ida is survived by son, Joseph (Lisa) Menapace of Livermore, Calif.; daughter, Joleen (Bill) Gossin of Pueblo; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. There will be a private visitation on Wednesday for immediate family. Vigil rites will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Road, Pueblo, Colo. Visitation will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Comi Funeral Home Chapel, Trinidad. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at Holy Trinity Church, Trinidad. Interment will follow at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers are Mark Rawlins, Charles Bonino, Steven Ruscetti, Harold Odorizzi, Billy Gossin and Emilio Lanza.

Mench, Anthony R. II
Anthony R. Mench II - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2002 - Anthony R. Mench II, 29, passed away Aug. 7, 2002, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Muncie, Ind.

Mendel, Rose Slosky
Rose Slosky Mendel - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 16, 2001 - Mrs. Rose Slosky Mendel, 93, a former Mrs. Mendel was born Oct. 8, 1907, in Pueblo to Jacob and Bessie Slosky, who are deceased. She was married to Nathan Mendel, who is deceased. She is survived by two sons, Lee of Denver and Maurice (Lisa) of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Juanita (Joe) Silberstein, of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Milton (Sylvia) Slosky of Arizona and Harry (Shirley) Slosky of Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Sons of Israel, Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Feldman Mortuary, 1673 York St., Denver, (303) 322-7764, handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mendel-Asarch Family Lung Cancer Foundation, 1165 S. Pennsylvania St., Suite 102, Denver 80210.

Mendenhall, Robert H.
Robert H. Mendenhall - Romero Funeral Home - November 2006 - Robert H. Mendenhall, 74, passed away November 29, 2006 in Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Esther Mendenhall. Survived by his wife, Angela; sister, Enid; and brother, Norman. Viewing today 12/2 from 11 am to 1 pm with Prayer service to follow at 1 pm, Romero Chapel, Pueblo. Viewing 12-7 pm Monday 12/4 with prayer service to follow at 7 pm, Romero Chapel, Denver, 4750 Tejon St. Funeral service 10:30 am Tuesday 12/5 at All Saints Church, Denver. Interment will follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Mendenhall, Samantha
Samantha Mendenhall - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 2004 - Samantha Mendenhall, 86, passed away March 25, 2004. Survived by her husband, Mark Mendenhall; children, Terry (Nelli) Mendenhall of Lenexa, Kan., and Janet (Robert) Hatton of Pueblo; siblings, Nonie Summer of Pueblo and Duane (Betty) Broyles of Los Lunas, N.M.; sister-in-law, Marian Putman of Pueblo; grandchildren, Phillip (Sara) Mendenhall, Heather, Amber and Joel Mendenhall and Kiera and Elizabeth Hatton; step-grandchild, Olga (Chauncy) Mahan; great-grandchild, Midori Hatton; numerous nieces and nephews. Samantha was born Feb. 21, 1918, in Bloom, Kan., to Mahala Lydia (nee Hall) and Walter H. Austin. She married Mark on Nov. 13, 1948, in Johnson, Kan. Samantha was the first woman pharmacist in Pueblo. She worked at several pharmacies, retiring from St. Mary-Corwin Pharmacy. She loved antiquing and traveling and especially her family, children and extended family. Viewing, from 3 to 6 p.m. today, at the funeral home. The casket will remain closed at the service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court streets, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ARC of Pueblo through the funeral home.

Mendez, Anna S.
Anna S. Mendez - Pueblo Chieftain - April 17, 1999 - Anna S. Mendez, 95, born March 15, 1904, passed away April 14, 1999. A Pueblo resident for many years, formerly of Ocate, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Mendez- son-in-law, Angel Oliva- and a great-granddaughter, Adrinna Trujillo. Survived by her daughters, Gloria (Pete) Spinuzzi, Senida R. Oliva of Pueblo- seven grandchildren, Thomas (Theresa) Spinuzzi of Pueblo West, Richard (Karen) Spinuzzi of Pueblo, Leonard (Donna) Oliva, Robert (Rose) Oliva, Rita Oliva, and Liz Trujillo, all of Pueblo, Mike (Jaymie) Oliva of Colorado City- 15 great-grandchildren- and one great-great-granddaughter- sister-in-law, Margaret Sandoval- and several cousins also survive. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Mendez, Manuel A.
Manuel A. Mendez - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 1982 - Manuel A. Mendez, late of 1326 Stone, died Jan. 11, 1982. Husband of Anna Mendez and father of Gloria (Mrs. Pete) Spinuzzi, Senaida (Mrs. Angel) Oliva and Leonard Oliva, all of Pueblo. A brother of Margaret Sandoval, Pueblo. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Mendez retired in 1969 from the CF&I Steel Corp. rod mill with 47 years of service. Mr. and Mrs. Mendez had celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in March, 1981. Rosary recitation 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, both services, St. Francis Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 1326 Stone.

Mendez, Oamer Rojas
Oamer Rojas Mendez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2001 - Oamer Rojas Mendez, 76, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 18. Born April 25, 1925, in Florence, Colo. Preceded in death by his wife, Carmelita Mendez; also his parents, Sidronio and Louisa Mendez; one brother, Blas Mendez; and three sisters, Maria Mendez, Candelaria Mendez and Mary Jean Duron. Survived by daughters, Rebecca (Gilbert) Valdez and Kathryn (Xavier) Sapeda, both of Pueblo; brothers, Rudolph Mendez, Mexico, Perry Mendez, Windsor, Colo., Joe Mendez, California, Frank Mendez, Windsor; grandchildren, Brent Orozco, Bryan (Adriana Estrada), Craig, and Deidra Valdez; great- grandchild, Isaiah Valdez; brother and sister-in-law, Abel and Helen Lopez, Florence, Colo.; brother-in-law, Andrew Duron, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Oamer was an avid sports and Broncos fan. He served in World War II, and was a member of the VFW. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Officiant, Rev. Frank Mendez. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after memorial service. Cremation has taken place. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Mendez, Paul L.
Paul L. Mendez - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2004 - Paul L. Mendez, 64, of Pueblo, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2004. Born June 8, 1940, in Hoehne, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Paul E. Mendez; parents-in-law, John and Beatrice Casados; grandchildren, Bryan Marcus Ortiz and Sarah Marie Garcia. Survived by wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Mendez; son, Kevin D. Mendez; daughters, Kelly (Anthony) Garcia and Karen (Steve) Ortiz; mother, Ophelia Mendez; brothers, Joe (Linda), Richard (Roseanne), Ray (Bertha), Steve (Lita), Rodney Mendez and Kenneth Casados; sisters, Sylvia (Jack) Valdez, Cathy (Leroy) Bueno, Priscilla (Donnie) Castro, Patricia (Leonard) Cruz and Patricia Santos; grandchildren, Andrea, Ysa, Raeanne, Kayla, Brandon and Desirae. Paul worked for years with youth through the probation department Chins Up and Youth Ventures. He was an avid golfer and fisherman, always working for the betterment of all youth and enriching his community of Eastwood Heights. Visitation, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday; both services at St. Leander Church. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Leander Hall after both services. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Mendicello, Albert
Albert Mendicello - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2006 - Albert Mendicello, 78, of Pueblo, passed away June 23, 2006. Albert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Florence Mendicello; his son, Matthew Mendicello; parents, Charles and Lula (Morrone) Mendicello; sister, Rose Curtis; special cousin, Emilio Lanza; and special friend, Donald "Red" Armijo. Albert is survived by his children, Ed (Beverly) Mendicello, Diana (Gary) Osborne; his sisters, Lucy Adams, Marie Mendicello, Anna Mae (Don) Thornton; grandchildren, Angela Osborne and Kacie Hartsough; nephew, Richard (Sonja) Salamena and their children; and nephew, Mike Salamena and his children. Albert was born in Pueblo, Aug. 19, 1927. He served in the United States Air Force from 1945 to 1947. Albert was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, the Knights of Columbus, and the Pueblo Eagles No. 145. Albert spent most of his years in Pueblo as a produce buyer for the Ciruli Bros. He eventually retired from the Pueblo County Road and Bridge Department. The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff of Pueblo Extended Care and Preferred Hospice. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2006; both services, will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery with special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Mendicello, Lena
Lena Mendicello - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1936 - Lena Mendicello, services Monday 8:30 a.m. our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home], 9 a.m. Mount Carmel church. Rosary services Sunday 7:30 p.m. our chapel [George F. McCarthy Funeral Home]. To Roselawn.

Mendine, Martin Franklin II
Martin Franklin Mendine II - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2001 - Martin Franklin Mendine II, age 68, died the 26th of February 2001, after a long illness. He was born the 4th of July 1932, in Trinidad, Colo., to Martin F. and Emma M. (nee Martin) Mendine. He graduated from Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colo., in 1950 and the California Radio School of Engineers, Burbank, Calif., in 1951. He joined the Army in 1953 and served in Korea. He later became the Chief Engineer for the Army's Far East Radio Network in Tokyo, Japan, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1955. A longtime Pueblo resident, Martin was employed by KCSJ Radio/KOAA Television from 1955 to 1971. He graduated from Pueblo Community College in 1957. In that same year he married his loving wife of 43 years, Betty L. (nee Cox) Mendine. In the 1960's he taught Mass Communications at SCSC later to become USC. In 1965 he began work with the Franklin Companies on a part-time basis to later join them full-time. He was area manager for the Franklin Companies, encompassing Southern Colorado and northern New Mexico from 1971 to 1991. He was a member of The National Association of Life Underwriters, past president of the Pueblo Chapter, instructing their LUTCF classes. He was also a member of the Eagles, the VFW and the NRA. Preceded in death by his father, M.F. Mendine Sr., and mother, E.M. Mendine. Survived by his wife, Betty L. (nee Cox) Mendine of Pueblo West; sons, Martin F. Mendine III of Manitou Springs, Colo., and William K. Mendine of Las Vegas, Nev.; numerous cousins throughout the state and country; and lifelong special friends, Joe and Ellie Strilich of Pueblo. Martin was an avid fisherman, rancher and sportsman before his illness. He was a loving and loyal husband and father. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2001, at St. Leander Church, 1401 E. 6th, with Rev. Father Mike DeSciose as celebrant. In lieu of food or flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Hepatitis Fund International, HFI, 30 Sunrise Terrace, Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009, (973) 239-1035.

Mendoza, Flora O.
Flora O. Mendoza - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - September 27, 1995 - Flora O. Mendoza, who retired as secretary to the technical adviser of the Philippine government's Education Department, died Sept. 23, 1995, in Walsenburg. A memorial Mass will be at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave., with the Rev. Anthony Gagliardo officiating. Burial will be at Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Rose Gardens, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Mrs. Mendoza was born in Vigan Ilocus Sur, Philippines, to Martin and Marcela (Bermudez) Oliva. She was married to Constantino Mendoza, who is deceased. She is survived by a son, Jerry of New Mexico; a daughter, Dorothy Ramos of California; two brothers, Martin Oliva of California and Perry Oliva of Guam; two sisters, Ling Martinez of Colorado Springs and Rufina Rivera of California; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mrs. Mendoza received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Fareastern University in Manila, Philippines. She had been an area resident since 1984 and previously lived in Guam. She was a champion Senior Olympian and a member of the Rocky Mountain Mamas. She was active in the Colorado Springs Senior Center and attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs 80904.

Mendoza, Harry
Harry Mendoza - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 2001 - Harry Mendoza, 49, went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2001, in a VA Hospital in Puerto Rico after a lengthy illness. Harry was preceded in death by former wife, Kathy Garcia. He is survived by his wife, Raquelle; and children, Brandy, Rico, Harry Jr. and Mary Ann. Also survived by parents, Ben and Josephine Mendoza; brothers, Joseph (Irene), Ben (Phyllis) and John (Cindy) Mendoza; sisters, Lousie (Jack) Jeyba and Lisa (David) McClwain; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Harry was an outstanding mechanic who loved working on muscle cars. His other hobby involved Harley Davidson motorcycles. Harry will be sadly missed by family and friends. Services will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Condolences and communication may be sent to 2614 Ridgewood, Pueblo, CO 81005.

Mendoza, Raymond Joseph
Raymond Joseph Mendoza – Pueblo Chieftain – October 17, 2006 - Raymond Joseph Mendoza, 96, of Pueblo, passed away, Monday, Oct. 16, 2006. Raymond was born on June 3, 1910, in Earl, Colo. Raymond married his true love, Arlene McCown in 1936, and shortly after they moved to Pueblo in 1941. Raymond started working at the CF&I Steel Mill in 1942 and after a long career he retired in 1973. Raymond truly enjoyed camping and fishing; he was an avid Broncos and Colorado University football fan. Most of all, Raymond cherished his family and was a loving "Papo" to his many grandchildren. His wife, Arlene Helen (McCown) Mendoza; and his son, Ray L. Mendoza, preceded Raymond in death. He is survived by his children, John (Dorothy) Mendoza, Sylvia (Lawrence) Currie and Wayne (Tressa) Mendoza; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Raymond's name to the Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center.

Mendrek, Stanley A.
Stanley A. Mendrek - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2001 - tanley A. Mendrek, born October 31, 1922, passed away January 11, 2001, following a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents, Michael and Jennie V. Mendrek, sister, Helen, son, Raymond and daughter, Margaret. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Lorean, daughters, Norma "Jeanie" (Steve) Port, Betty (Ross) Kimbrel and son, Michael Mendrek, all of Pueblo. Also survived by grandchildren Glen (Laurie) Port and their children, Andy and Sarah, Pueblo, Alan (Crystal) Port and their children, Christopher, Katie and Victoria, Fairview Heights, Ill., Ross (DeCol) Port, Cornelius, N.C., Andrea Kimbrel (Chad Propst) and Nicholas Kimbrel, Pueblo. Also survived by brothers, Dr. Henry (Muriel) Mendrek, Flushing, Mich., and Ray (Vernie) Mendrek, Galesburg, Ill., as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends. Stan was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Air Corps in 1945 where he served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He retired from the CF&I in 1980 after more than 25 years. Stan was a member of the FOE 145, American Legion Post No. 2, Pueblo, and lifetime member of BPOE 1290, Alamosa. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 1 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the George McCarthy Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 1109 Claremont.

Mendrick, Paul P.
The Rev. Paul P. Mendrick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2001 - The Rev. Paul P. Mendrick, 79, of Pueblo, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2001, after a brief illness. Rev. Mendrick was retired from active service as a priest, but continued to provide help in parishes that needed the services of a priest. Over the years, Father Mendrick served the diocese in assignments at Walsenburg (St. Mary's), Trinidad (Mount Carmel) and Pueblo (St. Francis Xavier, Shrine of St. Therese, and Our Lady of the Assumption). He was ordained on May 31, 1947, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Pueblo and celebrated 50 years in the priesthood on May 31,1997. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Johanna Mendrick; his sisters, Christine Andrews Smelich and Elizabeth Mendrick; brothers, Joseph Mendrick and John Mendrick; and niece, JoAnne Guptill. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Alice Mendrick; niece, Nancy Karlinger (Rick); nephews, Paul Mendrick (Chris) and John Mendrick (Vivian); and by several grandnephews, grandnieces and one great-grandnephew. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diocese Fund for Retired Priests in Father Paul's memory. Visitation, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Vespers, Monday, 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, 10 a.m., both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Burial, Roselawn Cemetery in the Priest Section.

Meneely, Betty A.
Betty A. Meneely - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2005 - Betty A. Meneely, 81, went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2005. Born Sept. 9, 1923, in Valdez, Colo., to Dee and Charles Ferrendelli, who preceded her in death; along with brothers, John and Mickey. Survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Herb; children, Bernadette (Clifford) Tharp, Dr. Tano and (Connie) Welch; brother, Tony (Frances) Ferrendelli; sisters, Charlette Reeves, Nathleen (Leonard) Pace, Mae Loffarelli; aunt, Edna Ferrendelli; grandchildren, Tiffani (Jason) Schilling, Todd (Rosa) Tharp; great-grandchild, Evan Schillings and one more on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Leander Altar Society, Eagles and VFW Club Auxiliary. Betty also attended school in Aguilar, Colo. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at St. Leander's Hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Betty's name through the funeral home office. Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2005 - Betty A. Meneely. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Phyllis Murphy, Dorothy (Jerry) Crookshanks and Judy (Richard) Young. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at St. Leander's Hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Betty's name through the funeral home office.

Menefee, Faye
Faye Menefee - Hood River News - February 6, 2004 - Hood River, OR - Faye Menefee, whose career as a first grade teacher in the Hood River Valley spanned at least two generations, died Feb. 2, 2004, after a brief illness. She was 88. Her funeral will be Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Tribute Center. Twice Hood River Teacher of the Year, and also a runner-up for Oregon Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Menefee started teaching in the valley in 1950 at Parkdale Elementary school. She later moved to a position at Oak Grove Grade School and then was part of the first teaching staff at West Side Elementary. She retired in 1977. Virdie Faye Fuller Menefee was born July 11, 1915, in Richland, Iowa, to Jason Fuller and Clara Hadley Fuller, and attended local schools there, graduating from high school at age 16. Two years later, after completing a Normal School course at Parsons College in Iowa, she took her first job, teaching grades one through eight in a one-room rural school. She subsequently earned a teaching degree from Oregon College of Education in Monmouth. Faye and James Menefee, who met at a high school basketball game in Iowa, were married in 1941. After he was drafted into the Army, the couple moved to Trinidad, Colo. She moved to Hood River, where her father was living, when her husband was sent overseas to serve in Europe during World War II. The Menefees have lived in their house in Oak Grove since 1947. Until they sold their cherry orchard in the early 1970s, she also worked as a partner in its operation. Faye loved to read and enjoyed traveling; they spent many summers in Canada on fishing trips, and later traveled around the southwest and Mexico. After she retired, Faye continued to teach. As a volunteer, she taught a number of illiterate adults to read. She is survived by her husband, James; daughters Patricia Young of Moss Beach, Calif. and Vicki Adams of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Danny Young of Palmdale, Calif.; Jim Young of San Francisco; Elizabeth Adams of Longview, Wash., and two great-grandchildren. A member of the Alpha Kappa Gamma teachers' sorority, Oregon Retired Educators, the American Legion Auxiliary, Women of the Elks and the Valley Christian Church, she also remained active in the Good Samaritan Club until last summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Hospice of the Gorge.

Menegatti, Attilo
Attilo Menegatti - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 2004 - Attilo Menegatti, 84, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 13, 2004. Survived by his wife, Carrie Ellen Menegatti; children, Frankie (Susan) Menegatti, Larry (Barbara) Menegatti and Herbert (Mary Lou) Menegatti; sister, Cora (Jake) Hribar; seven grandsons, four granddaughters, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. Preceded in death by his parents, Quirino and Catarina Menegatti; brothers, Charlie and Frankie. Rosary, 10 a.m. Wednesday, and funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Menegatti Ranch.

Menegatti, Catarina G.
Catarina Gusseppina Menegatti - Huerfano World - January 31, 1991 - Catarina Gusseppina Menegatti, 91, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Jan. 25, 1991, in Walsenburg Care Center. Mrs. Menegatti was born June 29, 1899, in Walsenburg to Bartolo and Maria Andreatta. Mrs. Menegatti is survived by a son, Attilo Menegatti, Pryor; a daughter, Cora Hribar, Walsenburg; a brother, Angelo Andreatta, Walsenburg; a sister, Cora Cristelli, Walsenburg; five grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in South St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Mengunson, Charles
Charles Mengunson – Walsenburg World – March 6, 1923 – Fatal Accident at Alamo Mine – Two Miners Lose Life in Accident at New Mine Last Sunday – The new Alamo mine which is being opened up just southwest of Big Four, was the scene of a fatal accident last Sunday in which two miners lost their lives. The accident occurred in the shaft and was caused by a mine car breaking loose and running wild. Gust Mahas, a miner about 55 years of age, was one of the victims hit by the runaway car, and Charles Mengunson, aged 49, was the other. Both men were killed almost instantly. Mahas has a wife and family who are living in Greece. Funeral services were held from Furphy chapel this afternoon. Mengunson leaves a wife and four children who are living in Denver. The body of the deceased was shipped to Denver Monday evening.

Menhle, August
August Menhle - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1917 - August Menhle, age 70 years, died at a local hospital early yesterday morning. The funeral was held from the Whiton chapel yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The burial was in Roselawn cemetery.

Menken, Adah Isaacs
Adah Isaacs Menken - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 15, 1868 - Dr. Holland, of the Springfield Republican, is responsible for the story that the late Adah Isaacs Menken killed himself by drinking whisky on a wager.

Menoskey, Marianne C.
Marianne C. Menoskey - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Marianne C. Menoskey, lifelong Pueblo resident, passed away June 11, 1986, in Dallas, Texas . She was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Denver and attended local Catholic schools graduating, in 1966 from Pueblo Catholic High School and received B.S. and B.A. degrees from the University of Southern Colorado. She was the owner of the Little Flower Gift Shop in Pueblo. She was an active member in Pueblo's business and professional organizations. She is survived by mother, Hermine Menoskey, Pueblo; sister, Carole (Ronald) Hogg; and nephew, Brian, all of Dallas. Funeral service and entombment were held June 13, in Dallas. A memorial fund will be set up in Pueblo in Marianne's name for contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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