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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Montplaisir, Dianne Marie
Dianne Marie Montplaisir - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2003 - Dianne Marie Montplaisir, 58, born Jan. 16, 1945. Passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Pueblo on March 9, 2003. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Erik Juno) Montplaisir; sister, Darlene Geithman; nieces, Angela (Wim) Van Damme, Lucas and Jenson Van Damme, Amy Geithman and Kyra Geithman; nephew, Alan (Leann) Geithman, Tiffany and Damian Geithman. At Dianne's request, cremation with private memorial service.

Moody, Gilbert J.
Gilbert J. "Gil" Moody. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2001 - Viewing, Monday, noon until 4 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, 5 until 7 p.m. Memorial service, Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the family through the funeral home office. A memorial service will be held in Ashtabula, Ohio, at a later date.

Moody, John M. Jr.
John M. Moody Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2005 - John M. Moody Jr., passed away Oct. 14, 2005, in Pueblo. John was born Oct 24, 1920, in Varnado, La., to John and Carrie Moody. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II. After moving to Pueblo in 1953, he was employed as a teacher in School District No. 60 for many years before his retirement. John was preceded in death by his wife, Lahoma in 2001. His survivors include several friends, including John Petric and several cousins. No public viewing or services. Cremation, Davis Crematory. Inurnment will be held at a later date next to his wife, Lahoma, in Bogalusa, La.

Moody, Lucy
Lucy Moody - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1998 - Lucy Moody, 70, passed away Oct. 17, 1998. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis De Sales Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation today from 1-8 p.m. and Wednesday until 1 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Chapel.

Moody, Mary A.
Mary A. Moody - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - Mary A. Moody, 70, passed away Dec. 15, 2001. Services will be held in Springfield, Colo.

Moon, Betty R.
Betty R. Moon - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1998 - Betty R. Moon, 77, of Colorado Springs, died Sept. 29, 1998, after a long illness. She retired from the Federal Civil Service. Preceded in death by husband, Carl Lee Moon. Survived by son, Don Moon- daughter, Shirley Giem- three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Service, 10 a.m. Saturday, A Celebration of Life at Shrine of Remembrance America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Memorials may be made to Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave., Colorado Springs, 80904.

Moon, Harold D.
Harold D. Moon - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2005 - Harold D. Moon, born Aug. 2, 1916, to Agnes and Ross Moon, passed away on Nov. 23, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Pearl; daughters, Ricki (Moon) Smith and Sherry Moon; grandchildren, Gregg Smith and Lori (Smith) Meade; great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Cassidy and Keegan Meade, Zach and Madison Smith. Harold was born in Pueblo, attended Central High School, worked for Equitable Insurance, Sinton Dairy and retired from AMPEX in Colorado Springs. He was an active member of the Y's Men's Club of Pueblo and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Recently, Harold's painting was acknowledged by the Alzheimer's Association of Pueblo when his painting was featured at the 2005 fundraiser. The painting was called “My Wife” and pictured an angel. The family would like to invite friends and neighbors to a gathering at the family home from 1 to 5 p.m Sunday. No formal service will be held.

Moon, Harold Dean
Harold Dean Moon - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 2003 - Harold Dean Moon died Jan. 17, 2003, in St. Joseph Manor, Florence, Colo. Harold "Dean" Moon was born in Colchester, Ill., to Margaret (Cordell) Moon and Nobel Percy Moon on July 13, 1918. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Read) of Silvercliffe Colo.; his son, William C. and wife Sisu of Studio City, Calif.; daughter, Pamela of Colorado Springs; son, Micheal J. and wife Nell of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Angela L. and husband Charles Barr of College Station, Texas. Grandchildren include Grace of Studio City, Hope of Silvercliffe, Jaye and Katie of Aurora, Branden Kate Heddings of Killeen, Texas, and Susie Barr of College Station, Texas. Several great-grandchildren also survive. His parents and sister, Georgia, preceded him in death. Dean graduated from the University of Illinois and earned his masters in Public School Administration from Western State University in Macomb, Ill. A second masters was earned in teaching physics from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Dean was a teacher for 41 years. He taught chemistry and physics at Palmer High School for 26 years, serving as department chair for part of the time, until he retired and moved to Custer County. Before that, he taught in Illinois and one year at Purdue University. He also substitute taught and tutored in Custer County. He was fond of young people. He was in the Army briefly during WWII. Dean was an avid Barbershop Quartet singer for many years. His quartet, "The Hi Chords" were Western States Champions and they competed in international competitions, placing well. While in Custer County, he sang and played with many groups, the latest was "The Broken Drum." He sang in many church choirs during his lifetime. He often said he would rather play chess than eat. He spearheaded a local group who played at the library. He was an avid reader and supported the library strongly with many hours of labor and book donations. Gardening was another major interest. He was president of the Over 40's Pot Luck Group at the senior center for several years. He was active in many groups in the valley over the years. At Dean's request, there will be no services. He was cremated and will be interred at Ula Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Custer County Library or the Custer County Medical Clinic in his name.

Mooney, Frank W.
Frank W. Mooney - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1987 - Frank W. Mooney, 920 E. Windfield Place, Appleton, Wis., 66, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1987, at Appleton Medical Center. He was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Pueblo. Son of the late William and Josephine Mooney. He retired after 33 years with the Beloit-Manhatten Corp, Neenah. He was a member of the Neenah-Menasha Elks Lodge 676 and the Butte Des Morts Golf Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marge; two daughters, and sons-in-law; Martha and Gerald Howard; Bad Dreuznach, West Germany; Marilyn and Steven Everson, Appleton; one brother, Robert Mooney; Escondido, Calif.; two sisters; Mary Alice Kellett, Pueblo; Claire Hawton, Trinidad; two grandchildren, Kevin Howard and Zoe Everson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph. Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 20, 1987 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Udulutsch officiating. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for St. Joseph Food Pantry, Appleton, Wis.

Mooney, Imogene
Imogene Lovelady Mooney - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1997 - Imogene Lovelady Mooney, 88, passed away Sept. 28, 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Joanna Peterson, Pueblo, and son, Milton (Betty) Mooney, D.C., Casper, Wyo. Also survived by brother, James Lovelady, D.C., Seattle, Wash.- seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mooney, and son-in-law, Dick Peterson, D.C. Imogene grew up on a farm near Okemah, Okla. She and Joe raised their children near Stonewall, Okla., moved to Casper in 1949 and to their beloved Oregon in 1961, where they grew organic fruit and vegetables. During World War II, she knitted sweaters for the Navy and later gave away many crocheted afghans. Her grandfather, James Ward, was a Methodist minister. Her family is thankful to the staff at Integrated Health Services for their loving care. At her request, cremation, with no services. Inurnment in Oregon at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in her name has been set up at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, for the new recreational building.

Mooney, Josephine
Josephine Mooney - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2005 - Josephine Mooney, 84, passed away Jan. 5, 2005. She is preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. She is survived by her children, Dr. Thomas D. (Diane) Mooney of Burlingame, Calif., Michael P. Mooney of Ann Arbor, Mich., Donna Lou (Timothy) Graham of Aurora; five grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Josephine was a member of St. Pius X Church for over 50 years. She worked for many years as a nutritionist for the Colorado State Extension Office. She was an avid bowler, and she loved to dance and sing. Josephine was a free spirit and loved to read. She was known as a “real pistol” who took no prisoners. Her infectious energy drew everyone to her. She loved her family and friends and will be dearly missed. Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Mooney, Robert A.
Robert A. Mooney - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 3, 2007 - Robert A. Mooney January 18, 1930 - May 29, 2007. Bob Mooney passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side. Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley. His three sons; Dennis (Debbie) of Colorado Springs, Robert Jr. of Tempe, Michael (Barbara) of Vail, grandson Dylan of Colorado Springs, sister Claire of Trinidad, and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents William and Josephine, sisters Mary Alice and Ann, brothers Frank and Joe. Bob married Shirley on December 18, 1954. After leaving the United States Marines in 1953, Bob started Milne & Mooney Meat Co. in Pueblo CO. In 1960 Bob and Shirley moved the family to Colorado Springs, and opened AAA Meat Co., for the next 20 years. Upon retiring Bob and Shirley lived in San Diego CA., Vail CO., and Denver CO. Bob's strength lives on in all that he touched. For if you ever had the opportunity to shake his hand, you know exactly what I mean. Services will be held 11:00 am, Monday June 4, 2007 at the Sacred Heart Church, 2030 W Colorado Avenue Colorado Springs. Reception to follow.

Mooney, Virginia Louise
Virginia Louise Mooney - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 1997 - Virginia Louise Mooney, 68, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 5, 1997. Beloved mother of Michael (LeAnn) Tearpak of Pueblo West, Dee Dee (Larry) Davis of Westminster, Linda (Philip) Donovan of Pueblo and Martin (Tammie) Tearpak of Littleton. Also survived by her grandchildren, Christopher (Kim) Timme, Jason DeSalvo, Matthew DeSalvo, Simon Tearpak, Trevor Tearpak, Andrew Tearpak, Katie Donovan, Marisa Tearpak, Daniel Tearpak and Kerri Davis- great-grandchild, Kayla Timme- numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Mooney on March 23, 1994- parents, John R. and Virginia Dykes- sisters, Joanne Carleo and Charlene Schindler. Born on Aug. 5, 1929, in Pueblo. She and her husband owned and operated the Pioneer Restaurant. Member of VFW Auxiliary and DAV Auxiliary. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. today. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman with the Rev. Paul Yeager officiating. Cremation to follow. Those who desire may make memorials to VNA Hospice or University of Colorado Cancer Research through the funeral home.

Moorcroft, Edward A. II
Edward "Ed" A. Moorcroft II - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 2005 - Edward "Ed" A. Moorcroft II, 52, of Northglenn, formerly of Pueblo, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Friday Aug. 5, 2005. Ed was born on Aug. 21, 1952, in Chicago, Ill. He is survived by his parents, Margaret Moorcroft, and Edward A. (Dixie) Moorcroft; siblings, Peggy (Don) Ayres, Linda (Don) Thurston, John Moorcroft, Sheila (Curt) Hermes; numerous nephews, nieces, extended family members and friends. Ed was a graduate of South High School Class of '71. He served five years in the Army National Guard, and worked 30 years for the Union Pacific (MO-PAC) Railroad. Ed was always the "life of the party", and enjoyed special times with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer and a strong supporter of the Broncos, Rockies and Nuggets. Ed loved traveling and spending time at the ocean. His family would like him to be remembered for his "loving nature, his wittiness, and being a person that would always cheer you up, even when he was down." The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, in memory of Ed. A private memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005.

Moore, A. P.
A. P. Moore - Wray Rattler - March 25, 1910 - Denver Salesman Suicides - Pueblo – Despondent because of ill health, A. P. Moore of Denver, representing the Colorado Casket Company, and one of the best known traveling men in the state, committed suicide in his room at the New Southern hotel Tuesday afternoon by firing a bullet through his heart. Moore resided at 1500 South Emerson street, Denver, and leaves a widow and three children. He was fifty years old.

Moore, Anna C.
Anna C. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 1, 1987 - Anna C. Moore was born in Pueblo on June 18, 1895, and passed away in Pueblo on Aug. 1, 1987. Mother of Patrick W. Moore and Frederick S. (Ethel) Moore. Sister of Sophie T. Smith and Louise M. Wiley. Also survived by her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Leander Church, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1987. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Respects may be paid at T.G. McCarthy-Funeral Home after noon Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Moore, Anna Lee
Anna Lee Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1997 - Anna Lee Moore, 73, passed away Dec. 26, 1997. Survived by her children, Marlene (Warren) Zitzow of Minnesota and Marty (Cindy) Moore of Pueblo- sister, Betty Jane (Charles) Slaten of Pueblo- brother-in-law, Robert M. (Virginia) Moore of Pueblo- seven grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Martin J. Moore III. Born Sept. 6, 1924, in Pueblo, Colo. Member of Bethel Methodist Church. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 1997, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Jean Cress officiating.

Moore, Anna Mae
Anna Mae Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2002 - Anna Mae Moore, 80, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 19, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born May, 21, 1922, in Meeker, Colo. Survived by Stanley, her life long companion; two grandsons, Chris and Cody; sisters, Marie Tarpenting, Barbara Cole; brother, Joe White; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Bill, Johnny and Jack White; sisters, Dollie Horn and Georgia Meadows. Public viewing Tuesday, 10a.m. to 2p.m. Funeral service Wednesday, 10a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Internment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Sept. 25.

Moore, Bertha M.
Bertha M. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 15, 2002 - Bertha M. Moore, 80, born April 8, 1922, passed away Oct. 9, 2002. Survived by her daughter, Gloria A. (Rick) Anderson; grandsons, Steven (Bonnie) Anderson and Erik Anderson; and great-grandson, Connor Anderson. Also survived by sisters, Gloria Wood and Margaret James; sister-in-law, Jean Cunico; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Victor Moore. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory, with inurnment at Resthaven Cemetery in Shawnee, Okla.

Moore, Bessie L.
Bessie L. Moore - Huerfano World - November 24, 1994 - Bessie L. Moore, 88, of La, Veta, died Friday, Nov. 18, 1994, in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Born Sept. 4, 1906, in Burns, OR, to Fred and Etta Ison Byer, when she was three-years-old, the family moved to Colorado, settling in Avondale. On Dec. 18, 1927, she married Joe Drew Moore in Colorado Springs and they bought a ranch in La Veta in 1941. Mrs. Moore began teaching as a substitute in La Veta, and then continued for 36 years fulltime. She retired in 1971. After the death of her husband, she moved to be closer to her family. She was a resident of Happy Home Care for a short time and for the past two and half years had been a resident of Walsenburg Care Center. She was a member of The Grange and a past member of Colorado Cowbelles. Survivors include two daughters, Verna Belle Weimer, Canon City and Betty Williams Nelson, Walsenburg; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Monday from United Methodist Church in La Veta. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in La Veta.

Moore, Betty Mae
Betty Mae Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - February 5, 1987 - Betty Mae Moore, 260 Lamar departed this life Feb. 3, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident since 1924, she was born July 26, 1913, in Beggs, Okla. Mrs. Moore worked as a housekeeper in private homes and hotels. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Moore; parents, Henry and Elizabeth Clayton Sanders; brothers, Arthur Graston, Charles "Chick” and Bill Sanders. Survived by sisters, Opal Williams, Pueblo; Helen (Charles) Thomas, and Zenobia Hooper, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Jack Sanders, Kansas City, Kan.; L. B. Sanders, Henry Sanders, Calvin (Regina) Sanders, Marvin Sanders, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; nephews, David (Emma) Moore, Grand Junction; Willie Sanders, Seattle, Wash.; James (Gwen) Sanders, Widefield; nieces, Neddie (Ashley) Bennett of Albuquerque, N.M., Bayonne (Bobby) Chappell, Denver, Colo.; Daisy (Tommy) Hawkins, Denver. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Angelus Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Sanders officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Moore, Beulah B.
Beulah B. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2002 - Age 80, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 12, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Harris and Ada B. Merten, who preceded her; along with her children, Terry Lee, twins Jack and Jill; brother, Kenneth Merten; and brother-in-law, Howard Davis Jr. Survived by her children, Trudie (Chuck) Miklich, Patti (Duane) Campbell and Robert (Sandy) Moore; grandchildren, Lance (Julie), Amy (Rob), George, Shawna, Rebecca and Shane; great-grandchildren, Jason, Oakley, Nicolle and Mitchell; sister, Vivian Davis; brothers, Neil and Russell (Serena) Merten. Beulah was a member of Central Christian Church. She was a volunteer at St. Mary-Corwin hospital, Irish Club, Democratic Club and Canasta Club. She was an avid Bronco fan, and she enjoyed the mountains of Colorado on her trips to Cripple Creek. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Central Christian Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family would like a special thank you to Dr. Larry and Carol Walls for the special care.

Moore, Catherine H.
Catherine H. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - November 08, 1997 - Catherine H. Moore, 93, of Rocky Ford, died Nov. 5, 1997, at La Junta Hospital. Survived by son, Don (Dorothy) Moore- two daughters, Barbara (Sid) Anderson and Susan (Kenneth) Poe. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, First United Methodist Church. Interment, Valley View Cemetery in Rocky Ford.

Moore, Cordelia
Cordelia Beatrice Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2002 - Cordelia Beatrice Moore passed away Sept. 24, 2002. "Cordie" Moore was born on April 30, 1915, in Ocate, N.M., to Samuel and Natividad (Duran) Fernandez. She moved to Pueblo in 1942, where she spent most of her life. She lived in Summit County for the past 14 years, but always considered Pueblo her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Moore; twin sons, Tommy and Timmy Peralta; brother, Carlos Fernandez; and sisters, Matilde Fernandez, Beroniz Herring, Elaisa Mascarenas, Ramona Aragon and Lila Montoya. She is survived by her son, Ernie Peralta and wife, Kem, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; daughter, Mary Tyler and husband, Eric, of Breckenridge, Colo.; and sister, Vitalia Gomez of Pueblo. She left a legacy of 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, many of Pueblo. Cordie grew up on her parents' ranch in northern New Mexico. Being the tallest of seven girls, she helped her brother with the ranch work, always doing a man's job. She rode horseback, handled cattle and worked in the family orchards. She worked as a single mother in Pueblo throughout the 1950s. Cordie enjoyed movies, dancing, fishing and going to the State Fair. She also liked jewelry, corsages, jam and the color yellow. Cordie took the scripture "pray without ceasing" to heart. Her family was a constant source of her prayers. She will be fondly remembered for her perseverance, independent streak, sense of humor and her cheerful personality. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Moore, Darlene
Darlene Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2002 - Darlene Moore, 60, passed away Nov. 19, 2002. She was born on March 12, 1942, to the union of John and Helen Kincaid, who have preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Lester H. Moore; children, Lee (Barb) Moore, Cathy (Gary) Jackson, Shane (Kim) Moore, Jill (Dave) Wolf; grandchildren, Becky Moore, Tim Moore, Jayne Jackson, Troy Moore, Kaylie Wolf, Cody Wolf; sister, Sharon (Al) Jones; brother, John Kincaid. Several nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives also survive. Darlene will always be remembered by her family for the strength and courage she showed, along with the special way she made everyone feel. "She never met a stranger." A lifetime Pueblo resident, she spent 14 years as owner of Moore's Hallmark and Gifts and was currently employed at Target. Public viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at St. Leander Parish. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Moore, David Charles
David Charles Moore - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 27, 1991 - David Charles Moore, 30, of Richmond, Va., a former Widefield resident, died Sunday in Richmond. He was employed by Par Microsystems Corp. Private family services will be held. Adrian Comer Funeral Home in Pueblo is handling arrangements. Mr. Moore was born May 11, 1960, in Colorado Springs to Charles and Erma Moore, who now live in Widefield. He graduated from Widefield High School and Colorado Technical College. Mr. Moore also is survived by three brothers, Daryl, Dwayne and Dean Moore; and his grandmothers, Leta Moore of Kosciusko, Miss., and Ann Suazo of Pueblo.

Moore, David Thomas
David Thomas Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2002 - David Thomas Moore, 55, passed away Dec. 11, 2002. Survived by his wife, Lori B. Mugasis; children, David Thomas (Colleen Shannon) Moore and Michael Todd Moore, both of San Diego, Calif.; many good friends, including Jim Nardi and numerous cats and dogs. David was born Nov. 11, 1947, in Greenville, Ohio. He loved animals and was the office administrative assistant at Pets & Friends Animal Hospital. He also enjoyed reading, running, photography, cooking, snow skiing and traveling, especially Paris. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held, 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to either National Association for Mentally Ill, Animal Welfare Organization or charity of donor's choice through the funeral home.

Moore, Deionna
Deionna Moore - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 11, 2006 - Homecoming was October 5, 2006 here in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born July 18, 1983 in Pueblo, CO to Moses McWilliams and Pamela K. Moore; also raised by her stepmother, Sharon Clark. Deionna was a very outgoing person who loved life and people. She loved to play pool, shop and most of all, her family. Deionna will be deeply missed and forever loved by everyone. We send our appreciation and thanks to everyone. Deionna is survived by two lovely daughters: Detrionna and Alaja Moore; two sisters: Denise Moore (Lance Starks) and Trennica Clark; ten brothers: Demetrius (Alicia) Dameon (Melanie), Dominic, Dallas, Daniel Lee, Rennie, Moses Jr., Monteil, Charles, Diamante all of Denver, Colorado; 22 nieces and nephews a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday October 13, 2006 at Angelus Funeral Directors, 2535 Airport Rd, Colorado Springs, CO. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Deliverance Tabernacle 1219, Yuma St. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.

Moore, Donald D.
Donald Dean Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2002 - Age 63, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 27, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. He was born Jan. 2, 1939, in Penrose, Colo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Sophia Moore; and stepson, Allen Moore. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Lee Moore; and stepdaughter, Loretta Phillips, both of Canon City; and one brother, Gerald (Freda) Moore Jr. of Pueblo. He is also survived by four stepgrandchildren, one aunt, one uncle, several cousins and many friends. Donald was a talented and self-taught diesel and heavy equipment mechanic and operated his own auto and truck repair shop on Highway 96 East until his retirement two years ago. He was also involved in stock car racing for many years with his own stock car driven by Carl Wills and the late Lou Willchau. He was a member of the Elks Club for 36 years. At his request, cremation. A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. A reception will follow the service at the Pueblo Elks Club at Fifth and Santa Fe. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Donations may be made in his memory to the Canon City Elks Club No. 610 or the Pueblo Elks Club No. 90.

Moore, Edith Nielson
Edith Nielson Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 22, 2000 - Edith Nielson Moore, 82, of Saguache, passed away Dec.. 20, 2000, in Aurora. She was born to Edith Temple Westover and Nelsie Oliver Nielson on Feb. 28, 1918, in Manassa. She graduated from Manassa High School in 1935. She married Smith Courtney Moore on June 17, 1940. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past summer. During her life, she was a ranch wife, delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service and was the chief cook and co-owner of Bodley's Bar and Cafe. She was a lifelong member of the Villa Grove Women's Club. She loved celebrations, her garden, fishing with their friends, her reading, and especially her family. She was a lover of life and a positive force during her time here on Earth. Survived by her loving husband, Courtney Moore; her son, James F. (Glenda) Moore of Aurora; daughter, Shirley Kay Couch of Salida; daughter, Edith Catherine (Scotte) Doggett of Sacramento, Calif.; granddaughters, Rhonda (Robert) Moore of Texas, Kristi (Andy) Lutz of Littleton; grandsons, Keith (Julie) Couch of Longmont, Beau (Dawn) Couch of Fort Collins, Stephen Couch of Arvada, Jeffrey Moore of West Bend, Wis.; and five very special great-grandchildren, Davis, Anna, Casey, Josh and Kyle. Also survived by a nephew, John (Nancy) Nielson of Driggs, Idaho. Friends and family are invited to celebrate her life at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1140 Poncha Blvd., Salida, Colo., 81201, on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Reception following. Private family interment in Sanford. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in her memory be made to the Saguache County Library, P.O. Box 448, Saguache, CO 81149, or through the Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

Moore, Edward Lewis
Edward Lewis "Mr. Ed" Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2001 - Age 60, born Dec. 30, 1940, passed away Feb. 18, 2001. Survived by his loving wife, Anna Trujillo; stepson, Michael Trujillo; brothers, Lafe Harper and Robert (Darlene) Harper; sister, Betty (Chuck) Hebert; special friends, Bob Swick, Steve Speiss and Kay Heath; and numerous other family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, Seth and Agnes Moore. Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid fisherman and Bronco fan and enjoyed doing projects around the house. He was a loyal friend and coworker who was employed at the Hampton Inn for the last 10 years. A memorial service will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at 2611 Greenwood.

Moore, Eva L.
Eva Lorraine Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2002 - Eva Lorraine Moore, 77, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 28, 2002. Born July 6, 1925, in Gary, Ind. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Everett W. Moore; parents, Bill and Susie Black; and her brothers, Charles, Dick, Bob and Darrell. Survived by her children, Sue Simmons (Richard), Jane Moore, Don Moore (Judy) and Kenneth Moore (Debbie); close friend, Henry Barr; her sister, Donna Black; and brother, Dean Black (Shi). Also survived by seven grandchildren, Adam, Crystal (Keith Gerlock), Sarah, Amanda, Nathan, Patrick and Tim; two great-granddaughters, Abriana and Makayla; also her loving pets, Tammy and Snoopy; and other family members and many friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who wish may make donations in Eva's name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Moore, Everett W.
Everett W. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2002 - Age 80, born May 1, 1921, in Bevier, Mo., passed away April 8, 2002. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Eva Moore; children, Sue (Richard) Simmons, Jane Moore, Don (Judy) Moore and Kenneth Moore. Also survived by seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a host of relatives and friends. Everett served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from the U.S. Post office. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Moore, Frances S.
Frances S. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1998 - Frances S. Moore, 92, passed away Oct. 15, 1998. Survived by her son, Robert C. (Helen) Moore of Pueblo- grandson, Rory (Karen) Moore- and three great-granddaughters, all of Texas. Born July 15, 1906, in Colorado Springs, Colo. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Moore, Fred J.
Fred J. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2000 - Fred J. Moore, 55, passed away Feb. 26, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his wife of 26 years, Carol Moore, Westcliffe; sister, Melanie (Chick) Crosby, Pueblo West; and brother, David (Sherri) Moore, Silt, Colo. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Fred retired from the meat department of Safeway after 25 years of service. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Assumption of the BVM Church, Westcliffe. Inurnment, Ula Cemetery, Westcliffe. Donations may be made to the Custer County Medical Clinic in his memory.

Moore, Geneva
Geneva W. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2002 - Geneva W. Moore, born Feb. 19, 1920, Belton, Texas, passed away Aug. 31, 2002. She is preceded in death by husband, Claude Moore. Survived by children, Thomas (Barbara) Moore, Linda Moore; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous other relatives. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Moore, Geneva Belle
Geneva Belle (Smith) Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 2006 - Geneva Belle (Smith) Moore passed away April 15, 2006. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Utah R. Smith, and by her second husband, Henry A. Moore; by her grandson, Gabriel Mikus and by her great-granddaughter, Grace Van Deman. She is survived by five children, Judy (Dan) Harvey of Littleton, Colo., Utah R. (Chris) Smith of Pueblo, Paula Mascarenas of Fowler, Colo., Lester (Betty) Parker of Pueblo, Billie (Steve) Mikus of Pueblo West; 14 grandchildren, Robert (Christy) Pulver, David (Kathy) Pulver, Paula Vinroe, Scott Smith, Jennifer Smith, Sara Smith, Makenzie Smith, Terra Mascarenas, Adam (Rebecca) Mascarenas, Holly (Curtis) Avila, Greg (Stacie Jo) Parker, Stacy Parker, Briana (Jim) Clayton, Shane Mikus; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Cox of Oklahoma City, Okla.; step-mother, Violet McBroom of Ada, Okla. Geneva was a member of Pueblo Christian Center, and was an active member of the women's ministries there for many years. She was a pioneer for the telephone company, and the Good Sam's Club. Visitation, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2006, Pueblo Christian Center, followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made in Geneva's memory to the Pueblo Christian Center Missions Department.

Moore, George Keith
George Keith Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2004 - George Keith Moore, 83, born Feb. 4, 1920, passed away Jan. 14, 2004. Survived by his daughter, Deborah Alto; grandsons, Garrett and Stacey Alto; sister, Jeanne (Joe) Habiger and family; sister-in-law, Ruth Moore; niece, Sondra (Tony) Valenti and family; Don Thompson and family; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Kenneth and Richard Moore; and sister, Joyce M. Thompson. At his request, cremation with private family services.

Moore, Henry A.
Henry A. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1999 - Henry A. Moore, 88, went to be with his Lord Aug. 18, 1999. Henry was born Aug. 7, 1911, in La Junta, Colo. Preceded in death by first wife of 47 years, Evelyn M. Moore- parents, Loral P. and Maude E. Moore- and sister, Irene Bair. Survived by current wife, Geneva B. Moore- sons, Keith E. (Barbara) Moore of Fort Collins and Larry F. (Jeri) Moore of Pueblo- step-children, Judy (Dan) Harvey, Utah (Chris) Smith and Paula (Carl) Mascarenas- adopted stepchildren, Billie (Steve) Mikus and Les (Betty) Parker- grandchildren, Lorinda (Eustis) Habighorst, Rochelle Moore, Andrew (Andrea) Moore, Brent Moore, Ryan (Tammy) Moore, Christopher Moore and Elisa Moore- great-grandchildren, Josiah Habighorst, Nicholas and Isabella Moore- sister, Eunice Bergstrom-brother-in-law, Alan Bair- numerous nieces and a nephew. Also survived by 15stepgrandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Henry was a faithful employee of the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years, working in the roundhouse, car and signal departments, retiring in 1974. Henry was a founding board member of Pueblo Christian Center, Boy Scout volunteer and Good Sam member. Henry will be remembered as a faithful, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Pueblo Christian Center through Funeral Home office. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Memorial Chapel. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Pueblo Christian Center following interment. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Friday.

Moore, Howard
Howard Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - November 11, 1982 - Howard Moore, 85, La Veta, November 10, 1982. Husband of Mrs. Pearl N. Moore, La Veta; and father of Gleason W. Moore, Seattle, Wash., and Harry Lee Moore, Cortez. Brother of Herbert Moore, Santa Ana, Calif., and Mrs. Edith Hammond, Bell Gardens, Calif. Survived also by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Service 11 a.m., Friday, La Veta United Methodist Church, will be conducted by the Rev. LeRoy VanVerth and the Rev. Mark Anderson. Interment, La Veta Cemetery.

Moore, Ione S.
Ione S. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - January 27, 2000 - Ione S. Moore, 85, passed away Jan. 26, 2000, in Pueblo. Born June 19, 1914, in Hazen, N.D. Survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Robert S. Moore of Colorado City; sons, Douglas and Bruce (Susan) Moore of Colorado City; grandchildren, John, Brianne, Vincent and Lauren; brother, Rueben Samuelson; and sister, Alice Bjelland. We will miss her beautiful smile. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Rye, Colo.

Moore, J. A.
J. A. Moore - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 31, 1878 - Death's Doings - Mr. J. A. Moore, a resident of the Huerfano Cañon, and an old timer in Colorado, died a short time since from the effects of an overdose of morphine.

Moore, James C.
James C. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2004 - James C. Moore, a native of Pueblo, Colo., died peacefully in his hometown, on April 12, 2004. Born on April 22, 1917, to Gladys Spain Moore, he embraced the wonder and joy of life until the moment he died. Jim is survived by Mary Janet Moore, a native of Pueblo and his devoted wife of 63 years; his daughter, DeAnn Burner of Dumont, Colo.; his son and daughter-in-law, James C. Moore II and Ann McWilliams Moore of Santa Fe, N.M.; his sister-in-law, Alma Johnson of Chandler, Ariz., and his brother-in-law, Harry Johnson of Pueblo. Always open to new experiences, perspectives and friends from all walks of life, religions, races and creeds, Jim also leaves behind many people in many places whose lives he touched. Educated in the Pueblo public schools, Jim received an Associate of Arts degree from the Pueblo Junior College. He served as a meteorologist in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Jim's professional career revolved for 40 years around his work as a highly-acclaimed life insurance agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Society. His policyholders ranged from many individuals in Colorado to large corporations. He was regularly recognized for his insurance achievements, which included being named the top company representative in 1977. Tireless in his community efforts, Jim served in numerous capacities that ranged from president of the Chamber of Commerce to fund-raising activities for Parkview Hospital, the public library, the YMCA and the Fryingpan-Arkansas water diversion project, which helped lay the groundwork for much of the present-day water capacity in the Pueblo area. While engaged vigorously for decades in his work and in community affairs, Jim truly treasured his family, his friends, the family ranch above Rye, Colo., and the many trips that he, Mary, and friends of theirs took in this country and around the world. His smiling face, open arms and unquenchable spirit will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2004, at the George F. McCarthy Historic Chapel, which is at 400 Broadway in Pueblo, followed by a reception at the Pueblo Country Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to organizations that reflect Jim's interest in education, the arts, the life of the spirit and community service. In particular, they would appreciate contributions to the CSU-Pueblo Foundation, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, the Rye Home United Methodist Church and the Pueblo YMCA. Contributions should be sent directly to the George F. McCarthy Funeral Home, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, CO, 81004.

Moore, James Keith Sr.
James Keith Moore Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1998 - James Keith Moore Sr., 67, of Pueblo passed away July 31, 1998. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Doris- sons, James Moore Jr., Brad (Maryruth) Moore, Scott (Debbie) Moore and Eric (Barbi) Moore- 10 grandchildren- five stepgrandchildren- one great-grandson- and sister, Joy Ann (Phil) Peters. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers and one sister. Mr. Moore was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a Tractor Trailer Operator for 20 years for Rockwool Industries and then worked as a Tractor Trailer Operator and trainer at Pepsi for 15 years, retiring in March 1996, driving accident free for over 40 years. Funeral services, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Moore, James V.
James V. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - James V. Moore passed away unexpectedly Oct. 2, 1997, at his home in Pueblo. He was born June 13, 1929, in Franklin, Ky., to James R. Moore and Gladys M. Brown Moore, and came to Pueblo with his family in 1936. Jim was employed as a crane operator at the CF&I Steel Mill for 40 years before his retirement. He was an active member of Eagles Lodge No. 145. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lelia, in 1991. His survivors include two sisters, Claudine (Bob) Buffalow of Lakewood and Pauline Zink of Littleton- a stepson, Jack (Lois) Leete of Arkansas- one niece and two nephews- and other relatives and many good friends. s will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1601 Iroquois.

Moore, Joe Drew
Joe Drew Moore - La Veta Signature - April 7, 1988 - Joe Drew Moore, 88, of Lamar, formerly of La Veta died March 30, Wednesday night, at Sandhaven Nursing Home where he had been a resident since February 12. Mr. Moore was a native of Tigertown, Texas, born July 25, 1899. In his early youth his family moved to Oklahoma. At the age of 21 he came to Colorado and lived at Pueblo. He was a rodeo performer and it was while participating in a rodeo in Gunnison that he met Bessie L. Byer. They were married December 18, 1927 in Colorado Springs. During the next five years Mr. Moore and his wife worked for the Rose Cattle Company in the Pueblo area. He continued in the cattle ranching work while his wife taught school. In 1942 they purchased their La Veta ranch which he and his wife operated until 1972 when Mr. Moore retired. They continued to live at the ranch house, but leased their ranch land. Mr. Moore became ill a little over a year ago and due to his health had entered the nursing home while Mrs. Moore stayed in Wiley near her daughter, Verna. Mr. Moore, a member of the Spanish Peaks Grange No. 447 and the AARP, is survived by his wife, Bessie, of Wiley, two daughters, Betty (Jack) Williams, Walsenburg and Verna (Harry) Weimer, Wiley, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two nieces. Funeral services were held at the La Veta Methodist Church, Monday, with Rev. Hugh Marsh officiating. Interment at the Mountain View Cemetery at Pueblo.

Moore, John (Mrs.)
Mrs. John Moore – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – March 12, 1874 – Died in this city on Wednesday, March 11th, Mrs. Moore, wife of John Moore. Funeral today at two o'clock P.M.

Moore, John A. C.
John A. C. Moore - Walsenburg World - February 12, 1903 - On Jan. 30, 1903 John A.C. Moore, the well known old veteran, who spent a half a life time with his family in this and the adjoining county of Pueblo, died at his boyhood home in Bedford County, Tenn. Last fall Mr. Moore sold his property on West 7th St. and concluded to make a trip to some of his old relatives whom he had not seen for 52 years. At the time of his death he was 76 years, 10 months and 2 days of age. He worked on his father's farm, where he died, until he was 26 years of age, when he enlisted in the regular army and helped to escort some of the Mormons to Utah. After serving five years he was discharged and helped to establish the southern boundary of Kansas. The civil war breaking out he enlisted in the 2nd Kansas Cavalry, and served in the Union Army until the close of the war. Though a Southerner by birth of Kentucky and Tennessee stock he was a brave and uncompromising Union soldier. In 1868 he came to Pueblo where he located and later went back to Bloomington, Ky., to bring his affianced, then Miss H.J. Hutton to this section. Several years ago the old couple bought property in Walsenburg where they lived until February 1900, when Mrs. Moore died and was buried in the Masonic cemetery. They leave three married children, Winnie Moore, Walsenburg, Mrs. Pat Moran, Rugby, and Mrs. (unreadable). A day before Mr. Moore's death he had a letter sent hither, saying that as soon as he could he would return to Colorado as he did not think the old climate agreed with him. As he left some money his children speak of having his body shipped here to be buried with his late wife.

Moore, John E.
John E. Moore – Albuquerque Journal - May 21, 2000 - John E. Moore, former Albuquerque resident, passed away on May 17, 2000. He died peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness. Mr. Moore will be remembered as a devoted family man, successful and respected businessman, and an active community leader whose warmth and generosity touched many people throughout his life. Mr. Moore was born in Kress, Texas on April 1, 1925, to parents Clyde and Nelkie Moore, and graduated from Hobbs (NM) High School in 1943. He then attended the University of New Mexico where he majored in accounting and played football for the UNM Lobos in the 1944 Sun Bowl. Later, he was enrolled in Naval Midshipmen's school at Harvard, Mass. in preparation for active duty in 1945. His service in the US Navy coincided with the last days of WWII in which he proudly served in the Pacific. Prior to leaving the war, Mr. Moore married his college sweetheart Lois "Lodi" Carroll of Pueblo, CO. Following the war the Moores and their two children, Jeff and Marcia lived in several cities in Texas and New Mexico before Mr. Moore's work in the insurance industry brought him to work for the R.E. Boney Insurance Agency in Las Cruces in 1955. Mr. Moore became a full partner in the firm in 1964, and from that point until his retirement in 1989 Boney and Moore Inc. mirrored the growth of the Mesilla Valley. Whether meeting the needs of large commercial clients or insuring individuals and families, Mr. Moore gained a reputation for personal integrity and a commitment to service. His ties in the business community included membership on the board of directors of Western Bank. After his retirement he donated his time and knowledge to small business persons through SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. A member of the Elks, Shriners, Masons, and Rotary Club, Mr. Moore was active in the community. He led the 1962 fundraising drive to build the main sanctuary building at St. Paul's Methodist church. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Las Cruces Country Club dating back to the 1950's and served on its board for decades. In recent years, he volunteered his experience and resources to the Onate High School Golf Team. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife, Lodie in 1993. He is survived by daughter, Marcia and her husband, Franz Reisch of Las Cruces; son, Jeff Moore and his wife, Beth of El Paso; sister, Peggy Strider of Port Lucie, Florida; and grandson, Scott C. Adams of San Francisco, California. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2000 at Getz Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kay L. Lincoln officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005 (505) 523-4700 or to the New Mexico Boys Ranch, 6209 Hendrix Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 881-3363. Arrangements by Getz Funeral Home, corner of Solano and Bowman Ave., Las Cruces, NM 526-2419.

Moore, John J.
John J. Moore – Pueblo Chieftain – December 20, 1907 – Funeral of John J. Moore took place from McCarthy's chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30. Interment was in Roselawn cemetery.

Moore, Katherine
Katherine Moore - Holyoke Enterprise - April 30, 1936 - Former Resident Succumbs In Pueblo - Mrs. Katherine Moore, a Phillips County pioneer, died Monday at the Colorado State Hospital at Pueblo, according to word received by relatives. Mrs. Moore had been in the hospital at Pueblo since 1903. Her husband, Patrick Moore, died several years ago. Two of her sons, James and John Moore, are farmers in the western part of this county. They went to Pueblo after the body, and funeral services are being held in Haxtun today. Burial will be in the Holyoke cemetery.

Moore, Laura
Laura "Dorene" Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2004 - Laura "Dorene" Moore, 67, passed away Dec. 7, 2004. She is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Ora "Doc" Moore; children, William R. Moore, Scott D. (Patty) Moore, Kelli (Larry) Bauer; daughter-in-law, Sherri Moore; grandchildren, Nicole, Sarah, Stephen, Saundra Dorene, Justin and Joshua. She also is survived by her brothers and sisters, Roger, Don, Darleen and Herbert; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorene was a member of Pueblo West Baptist Church for 30 years. She was a Godly Christian woman loved by all. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Pueblo West Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Moore, Leonard Arthur
Leonard Arthur Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 2000 - Leonard Arthur Moore passed away Oct. 14 after a lengthy illness. He was born on July 15, 1913, to Lyman and Amelia Moore in the Siloam Foothills west of Pueblo. He was one of seven children. Survived by his wife Ida of the family home; and children, Linda (Dave) Kersten and Leonard "Dinky'' (Dana) Moore; daughter-in-law Pat Moore; grandchildren, David (Heather) Kersten, John (Shanda) Kersten, Mike (Michelle) Kersten, Kim (Brian) Armstrong, Katie Moore, J.R. (Yahanna) Moore, Sherri Mahoney, Matt (JoAnn) Moore; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Lillian Read and Ruby (Reuban) Ehrlich; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by son Dennis Moore; a brother; and three sisters. Leonard retired from C&W Railroad in 1976, and also retired from West Park Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Assistant Chief. For many years he was a 4-H leader. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday (family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m.). Funeral, 2 p.m. Thursday at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Lung Association through Imperial Funeral Home.

Moore, Lloyd Alan
Lloyd Alan Moore - Huerfano World - July 30, 1998 - Lloyd Alan Moore, 54, of Gardner, died July 23, 1998. Born Mar. 8, 1944 in Fort Madison, IA; to Chester and Georgia Sloan Moore, he married Igleedtis Mitten June 20, 1970. He received a bachelor of science degree in business and owned an office supply firm. He and his family came to live in Huerfano County about two years ago. He was a very active member of the Gardner Fellowship Church. Survivors include, his wife, Igleedtis, Gardner; two daughters, Dorothy Sampson, Alamagordo, NM, and Wendi Rodriguez, Denver; his parents, Chester and Georgia Moore, Iowa; three brothers, Roger Moore, Alaska, Russell Moore, Washington state and Glenn Moore, Iowa; one granddaughter, nieces and nephews. At Mr. Moore's request, cremation. Service at a later date.

Moore, Lona L.
Lona L. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 2003 - Lona L. Moore, 90, went to heaven on Dec. 5, 2003. She was born on Feb. 13, 1913, to the union of William and Lucinda Covington. She also is preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Hoyt, and 15 brothers and sisters. Lona leaves to cherish her memory her children, Wayne (Lynda) Moore, Redwood City, Calif.; Stella Agnes, Denver, and Carol (Dutch) Gruse, Pueblo; grandchildren, Sharyn Moore, Debra Nation, Donna Stone, Betty (John) Gregory, Barbara (Ray) Burton, JoMarie (Brad) Kimball, Joe Lauricella and Michael (Janice) Lauricella; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Lona retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a psych tech (LPN), was a member of the senior citizen bowling league, an artist at quilt making and crocheting, and was “the Best Cook in the World.” Lona loved and cherished her grandchildren, had a beautiful smile and was a precious lady who will be greatly missed. Viewing will be 2 to 5 p.m. today, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel; and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Park Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Moore, Loren P.
Loren P. "Pat" Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 1986 - Loren P. "Pat" Moore, late of Pueblo, died at a local hospital, Dec. 10, 1986. Survived by his wife, Eleanor "Babs" Moore of the family home, whom he married Sept. 10, 1938, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and three children, Patricia A. "Patsi" (James) Frazier, of North Glenn, Charles P. "Buzz" (Karen) Moore, Grand Junction, and Michael P. "Mickey” (Irene) Moore, Pueblo; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Moore served in the U.S. Navy from 1932 to 1939, was a mechanic for Hawaiian Airlines and worked at Hickam Field Dec. 7, 1941. Worked for the City Market in Grand Junction for seven years, The Arapahoe Stores in Pueblo for 15 years and as a real estate salesman until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of St. Peter Episcopal Church, Pueblo Lodge No. 17, AF&AM, Southern Colorado Consistory and Alkaly Shrine. Cremation. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Donald Van Splinter officiating. Masonic service by Pueblo Lodge No. 17. Interment, Diamond Head Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii. Family may be contacted at 2233 E. Eighth, No. 265. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital of Honolulu through the funeral home. No food or flowers.

Moore, Loyd Redman
Loyd Redman Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 28, 2003 - Loyd Redman Moore . Former Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 27, 2003. He was 78. Loyd was preceded in death by M. Meredith Moore, his wife of fifty-six years. He is survived by his three sons (Bill of Park City, Utah; John of Sterling; and Jim of Boise, Idaho) and four grandchildren. Born and raised in Seibert, Loyd attended Central College in Fayette, MO, prior to joining the Army Air Force in 1943. He and Meredith were married in Flagler in 1944. After completion of his military service in 1946, he attended Colorado A & M College. From 1950 until his retirement in 1984, he was employed by Safeway, managing stores in Pueblo and the Denver area. Loyd loved his family, his friends, his travels, and his opera. He will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 10a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made in Loyd's name to Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, Colo. 80033.

Moore, Lula Etta
Lula Etta Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Lula Etta Moore passed away Feb. 24, 1986, at the Belmont Lodge. Wife of Loren H. Moore, who passed away Aug. 3,1971, and mother of William W. Moore, Pueblo, and Shirley Mae (George) Creekmur, Reseda, Calif. Survived by her stepson, L.P. (Babs) Moore, Pueblo, as well as granddaughters, Gail Casher and Joyce Fritz; great-granddaughters, Tricia and Jennifer Potter, and her great-grandson, Robert H. Fritz Jr. A niece also survives, Etta Ruth, Medford, Texas. Mrs. Moore was a Pueblo resident the past 10 years, residing at 2233 E. Eighth St. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Please omit donations of food.

Moore, Marsha Ann
Mrs. Marsha Ann Starcer Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 1971 - Mrs. Marsha Ann Starcer Moore, lifetime Pueblo resident, late of 1219 Berwind, died unexpectedly June 10, 1971, from injuries suffered in auto accident. Member of St. Mary Parish. Survived by husband, Jarry D. Moore, and infant son, Jarry D. Moore Jr., and parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph Starcer, all of the family home; sister, Mrs. Marlene Brown, Pueblo; two brothers, John R. Starcer, Pueblo, and David M. Starcer, of the family home; grandmother, Mrs. Johanna Starcer, Pueblo, and four nephews. Funeral services will be announced later.

Moore, Mary Lou
Mary Lou (Hockesson) Moore - Huerfano World - October 8, 1998 - Mary Lou (Hockesson) Moore, 60, of Walsenburg, died Sept. 18, 1998 in Pueblo of natural causes. Memorial service was from the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg, SD. Private burial was in the Gettysburg Cemetery. Mary Lou Hockesson was born May 8, 1938, in Gettysburg, SD, to Tellor and Beulah Thompson Hockesson. She grew up in Gettysburg and graduated from high school there in 1956. She lived in Mobridge and worked at the telephone company and Federal Crop Insurance. She also lived in Minnesota, Scottsdale, AZ, Zap, ND, Aurora and Walsenburg. She managed an apartment complex in Colorado and worked at Fitzsimmons AFB in Denver, retiring in 1994 and moving to a country home in Walsenburg. She married Tom Moore Feb. 28, 1981 in Mobridge, SD. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Moose Lodge and enjoyed fishing, golfing and playing cards. She is survived by her husband, Tom, Walsenburg; one daughter, Becky Krieger, Thornton; three grandchildren, one brother, Gerry Gunsalas, Scottsdale; two sisters, Norma Harer, Hoven and Peggy Permann, Mobridge.

Moore, Maude Wood Clapp
Maude (Wood) Clapp Moore – Yuma Pioneer – February 19, 1904 – Owned Guilt and Killed Herself – Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 14 – Maude Moore, alias Maude Wood, who yesterday gave testimony in the District Court which cleared Horace Crumley and Ira Williamson of robbery by taking the blame upon herself, took morphine in the county jail last night and died in the Pueblo hospital this morning at 10 o'clock. She came to Pueblo several weeks ago from Denver, where her parents live. Maude Moore was once the wife of William Clapp, whose father is a fireman at the hose station at Twenty-second and Curtis streets. She carried a letter in her bosom in which the names of D. J. Sullivan and Mrs. Rosseter were used, the letter having come from an address in the 1300 block on Twenty-third street, Denver. The Moore woman was arrested about three weeks ago, together with Crumley and Williamson, on a charge of robbing M. Parara, a Mexican, of $80. The trial of the two men was held yesterday and the Moore woman, before leaving the jail, confided to a cellmate that by her testimony she would take all the blame, and would then kill herself, if she had no other means of doing it, by thrusting a hatpin through her brain. She was twenty-four years of age and of pleasing appearance. Denver, Feb. 15 – Within a week William Clapp of 456 South Grant avenue has lost both his wife, from whom he had separated, and his mother, wife of Fireman Anson Clapp. William Clapp married Maude Wood in Denver less than two years ago, but it is understood that they did not live happily together and separated over a year ago. Since that time it appears that Mr. Clapp has kept little track of his wife's movements. William Clapp is a machinist. His mother died a week ago from the effects of a long illness. His father is very well known in Denver and has been on the fire department for ten years.

Moore, Oscar
Oscar Moore - Bayfield Blade - February 16, 1911 - Oscar Moore, aged eighteen, an employe of the Colorado Fuel & Iron at Morley, was run over by coal cars and instantly killed.

Moore, R. M. (Mrs.)
Mrs. R. M. Moore - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - May 9, 1878 - Mrs. Moore, wife of Judge R. M. Moore, of West Las Animas, died at that place on Monday night last after a lingering illness. Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Colonel Bent. She leaves a large family. Judge Moore and family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sad bereavement.

Moore, Robert C.
Robert C. "Bob" Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - May 16, 1999 - Robert C. "Bob" Moore, 69, passed away May 13, 1999. Survived by his wife, Helen Moore, of the family home- son, Rory (Karen) Moore of Amarillo, Texas-grandchildren, Kyla and Rylee, both of Amarillo, Texas, and Paige of Texas-aunt, Marie Blunt of Colorado Springs- uncle, Mac Bramlett of Napa, Calif.-sister-in-law, Geri Wilberforce of Amarillo, Texas- brothers-in-law, John Gallemore of Big Piney, Wyo., Bruce Roll of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Richard Wilberforce of Amarillo, Texas- and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Born Feb. 22, 1930, in Reno, Nev. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired after 46 years of service from Colorado Interstate Gas. Bob was a member of BPO Elks No. 90, American Legion and ASET - Certified Engineering Technicians. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 1999,at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Alex Howard officiating. In lieu of flowers, remember Bob by donating to a charity of your choice.

Moore, Robert Earl
Robert Earl Moore - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 21, 1991 - Robert Earl Moore, 40, of Colorado Springs died Sunday at a local hospital. He was a former steelworker for CF&I in Pueblo. No local services are planned. Portier Funeral Home, Miami, is handling arrangements. Mr. Moore was born Aug. 13, 1950, in Miami, to Isaac and Rebecca (Fitzpatrick) Moore. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1972. He was in the Army from 1971 to 1977. He served in Vietnam and received the Army Service Ribbon, the overseas ribbon and two good conduct medals. Mr. Moore was married May 9, 1981, in Miami to Jacquelyn (Dixon) Moore, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, David of Colorado Springs, Derrick and Jacquin both of Miami; two daughters, Tujuanna and Tammarra "Tiny", both of Colorado Springs; and four grandchildren.

Moore, Robert N.
Robert N. "Turk" Moore - Walsenburg World - March 31, 1927 - Taps Sounded For Civil War Veteran. Robert N. Moore, 84 years of age, and a member of the G. A. R. organization, died at La Veta Saturday morning about 2:30 from a paralytic stroke. Robert N. (Turk) Moore was a very remarkable man. He had been in service during the Civil War, and in later years was an entertainer of almost national reputation. He had been a life long republican and during his prime as an entertainer was in great demand during the republican rallies that were the great feature of political campaigns 25 and 30 years ago. In this capacity he had met and been intimate with almost every republican candidate for the presidency from the time of General Grant. As a result of wounds which Mr. Moore received in the war he later became blind and was at the time he married his present wife. He claimed great physic power, however, and while he had never seen his wife, declared that he knew exactly how she looked. The matter of his blindness caused him to give greater attention to the cultivation of the senses which he retained and was able to deduce many things that seemed to those about him to give him an almost supernatural power. Mr. and Mrs. Turk Moore came to La Veta a number of years ago and settled down there. Mrs. Moore earning the livelihood by keeping a boarding house which was a favorite place with the auto traveling public which passed thru La Veta. Funeral services for the deceased were held at the home in La Veta on Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. E. Parks of Walsenburg Baptist church, preaching the funeral sermon, George Benefiel of Walsenburg Funeral Home, had charge of the funeral. After the services at the house the body was conveyed to the La Veta cemetery under the escort of members of the American Legion. A salute was fired and taps played. Mr. Moore is survived by his wife Mrs. Lou K. Moore. Huerfano World - March 31, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1927: Died, Robert N. "Turk" Moore, 84, the last GAR member in Huerfano County.

Moore, Robert William
Robert William Moore - Denver Rocky Mountain News - March 06, 1999 - Robert William Moore, 75, of Englewood died Feb. 26 in Denver. Services were March 3, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Moore was born in Decatur, Ind., on Aug. 10, 1923. He married Mary Louise Keene, 1945. He was a veteran of the Army Air Forces. He worked in Administration with business management. Survivors include his wife; sons Michael of Cuchara, Richard of Florida, James of Pueblo, John of Denver; daughters Marilyn of Englewood, Janet Tate of Tennessee, Kathryn Smith of Littleton, Jeanne Brockway of Fort Collins, Barbara Thurston of Seattle; sister Sarah Sulzer of Florida; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson.

Moore, Russell L.
Russell L. Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 2001 - Russell L. Moore, 93, passed away Sept. 4, 2001. Survived by his wife, Mildred D. Moore of the family home; son, Louis (Lynn) Moore; daughter, Alma (Bob) White; niece, Leona Johnson, all of Pueblo; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Helen G. Moore; parents, John and Cebelia (nee Cox) Moore; sisters, Cora, Mary and Nora; and brother, William. Born Sept. 29, 1907, in Radford, Ill., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from Southern Colorado Power Co. after 20 years of service. Member of the Liberty Baptist Church, Odd Fellows and was a 50-year member of the Victor Lodge No. 99, AF & AM in Victor, Colo. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Liberty Baptist Church, 2207 W. 29th Street, with the Rev. William King officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Liberty Baptist Church.

Moore, Samuel
Samuel Vernon Moore – Huerfano World – January 12, 2006 – Samuel Vernon Moore went to be home with the Lord Jesus Christ on January 3, 2006. Born in Chicago in 1935. Preceded in death by father Salvatore Mure who migrated from Sicily, Italy and mother Edna Mae Davis. He is survived by his wife Sharon of Walsenburg, his sisters Marge and Jackie from Chicago. Children Michele Kostic (KY), Samuel Moore (Colburn), Bret Moore and three grandchildren in Littleton, CO and other family members. A memorial service was held Jan. 7, at the Church of Christ in Walsenburg in celebration of Sam's life. We wish to express our appreciation and love to our dear family members and friends for their expressions of kindness, for providing food, cards, calls and especially for their presence at the church service. A very special thanks to the Church of Christ and all the people involved and their many contributions for making this a memorable occasion for all. Mr. Moore's wishes were that memorial gifts be sent to El Pueblo Museum in Pueblo and/or the Huerfano County Historical Society. May God bless all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Shannon Moore and family.

Moore, Scott
Scott Moore - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 2003 - Scott Moore, 52, late of Ennis, Mont., passed away Aug. 17, 2003. Survived by his mother, Lorraine Snapp, Pueblo; and the love of his life, his son, Conner W. Moore. Also survived by his ex-wife, Libby Moore, who he said was not only his wife but best friend; aunts, Betty (Don) DeVore, Pueblo, and Jean Rechis, Sandy, Utah; numerous cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by his father, Richard J. Moore, in 1964. Born Feb. 5, 1951, in Pueblo. Scott attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated from Centennial High School. He then attended the College of Emporia for two years and USC for a year. Scott was a rancher. He loved animals, especially his horses, he also raised Border Collies. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Avenue, with the Rev. Father Roger Dorcy as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. There will be a reception for family and friends immediately following the interment in the Diocese of Pueblo Building, 1001 Grand Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Scott's memory, through the funeral home. Online condolences may be made on Scott's obituary web site:

Moore, William
William Moore - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 9, 1868 - We learn from Lieut. Lambert, of Fort Reynolds, the particulars of a sad accident which occurred at Col. Boone's near that place, on the 7th inst., by which one man lost his life, and two others met with a narrow escape.  Wm. Moore, a private in company D, 5th infantry, undertook in company with a comrade to cross the Arkansas, at Boonville.  The boat capsized in the middle of the river and Moore's comrade barely succeeded in saving his own life by clinging to a snag in the river.  A man living at Boonville, on this side of the river, made an effort for the relief of Moore, by going out in another boat, but his boat, too upset, and he with difficulty escaped by clinging to a tree top.  The two kept their perilous positions until nearly night when other parties came to their relief.  Moore was drowned, and his body, at the latest account, had not been recovered.  He was dressed in military clothes.

Mora, Albert Dennis
Albert Dennis Mora - Pueblo Chieftain - July 18, 2004 - Albert Dennis Mora, died unexpectedly July 16, 2004. He was born Dec. 26, 1948, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Mora and Mary Gutierrez (Mora); and brother, Christopher Mora. Survived by his children, Albert Dennis Jr., Denver, Albert Denise (James) Laizure, Hesperia, Calif.; and their mother, Abigail Guerrero, Denver; and children, Jerry Pompa, Texas, Anthony, Pueblo; and their mother, Lorenza Acosta, Pueblo; and a grandson, Nicholas; brothers, Librado Ricardo (Donna), Pueblo, George (Sara), Murrietta, Calif., and Orlando, Pueblo; sisters, Wynn (Ben) Perea, Patricia Mora, Bernadette (Bill) Chavez and Dorothy Cook, all of Pueblo. Albert will always be remembered by those who loved him as a kind, caring, giving and humorous man. At his request, there will be no viewing or services.

Mora, Alejandro
Alejandro “Alex” Mora - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1986 - Alejandro “Alex” Mora, 54, late of 1432 E. Ash, formerly of Springer, N.M., and a Pueblo resident for the past 20 years, died unexpectedly Feb. 21, 1986. Retired from CF&I Steel Corp. wire mill drawing room in October 1985 with 20 years of service. A veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survived by wife, Elisa Mora, and children, Pete Mora and Alex D. Mora, both of Aurora, Dorothy Mora and Margaret (Albert) Hernandez, both of Pueblo. Son of Marina Mora of Springer, N.M. A brother of Clarence Mora of Los Lunas, N.M., Agnes Tafoya, Helen Trujillo, and Mary Hernandez, all of Pueblo, Mercedes Abeyta of Springer, Dora Garcia and Esther Donez, both of Albuquerque, N.M. One granddaughter, Jessica Hernandez, also survives. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and Mass of Christian Burial, 1 p.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Leander Church. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 1432 E. Ash.

Mora, Bennie J.
Bennie J. Mora - Pueblo Chieftain - December 29, 1999 - Bennie J. Mora, 74, went to be with the Lord Dec. 26, 1999. Born April 21, 1925, in Bernalillo, N.M. Preceded in death by father, Atanacio Mora; mother, Antonia (Mora) Espinoza; stepson, Paul Heubel; and granddaughter, Lilia Rose Mora. Survived by his loving wife, Lilia Mora; children, Carla (Charles) Herrera of Aurora, Ill., Timothy (Gina) Mora of Oceanside, Calif., Loretta (Luis Hernandez) Carrillo, Isabel Mora, Dolores (Lawrence Montoya) Mora, Josephine (Joe Romero) Mora, John (Audra) Mora, all of Pueblo; 13 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Delia (Joe) Benavidez, Pedro (Mabel) Mora of Colorado, Paul (Mary Rose) Mora of Arizona, Stella Leyba, Robert (Carmen) Mora, Rueben (Shigeko) Mora, all of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bennie proudly served in the U.S. Army for more than 22 years, serving in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam. He retired from Colorado State Hospital in 1995 after 22 years of service. Bennie was a member of TREA, VFW, DAV, American Legion, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Holy Name Society and a longtime parishioner of Holy Rosary Church. He will always be remembered for his love of the Hispanic culture, the Broncos and the Rockies. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Viewing Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Thursday, 2 p.m., Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 721 W. 16th.

Mora, Christopher J.
Christopher J. "CJ" Mora - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 2003 - Christopher J. "CJ" Mora, 63, of Fowler, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at his home. Survived by his wife, Mary Ruth of the home; his former wife, and mother of his children, Ann Wolgram of Pueblo; children, Michael (Kathleen) Mora, Christopher Mora, Jo Lyn Mora, all of Pueblo, and Kathryn (John) Villarreal of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Christine, Jamie, Amanda, Vincent, Nicholas and Clayton. Also Survived by five step-grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters. Funeral, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Fowler. Memorials to Ark Valley Hospice or Sister Nancy Crafton's Center of the Poor at Avondale in care of the funeral home.

Mora, John
John Mora - Pueblo Chieftain - May 13, 1924 - The funeral of John Mora will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the chapel of T.G. McCarthy & Sons. Burial Roselawn.

Mora, Maria Calletana
Maria Calletana "Katie" Mora - Pueblo Chieftain - March 02, 2005 - Maria Calletana "Katie" Mora, 93, born April 18, 1911, in Edith, Colo., passed away Feb. 26, 2005, in Pueblo. Katie spent the last 10 years of her life in Pueblo. Before that, she lived more than 40 years in Grand Junction, Colo. While in Grand Junction, she worked for various families in their homes and retired from Dixon Enterprises where she was lunchroom manager. She married her first husband, John Gilbert Mora, in 1927. He worked for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad in Parlin, Colo., and later in Fruita and Grand Junction. Katie was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and raising her children. She was widowed in 1963 and married Chris Vigil in 1972. He also worked for the D&RGW. She was widowed again in 1973 and married Gertrudes "Tule" Orozco in 1975. Tule was a ranch foreman, originally from Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. Tule died in 1993. Katie was one of 11 children. The Adargos were among the early settlers of Los Angeles and Catalina Island, Calif. She was a loving mother and wife who will be missed by all who knew her. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel Adargo and Calletana Maes-Adargo; son, Ramon Mora; daughter, Rebecca Cline; and three husbands, John Gilbert Mora, Chris Vigil, and Gretrudes "Tule" Orozco-Saenz. She is survived by daughters, Barbara (David) Pickrum, Chicago, Ill., Rita (Robert) Leahy, Pueblo and Deborah (Juan) Espinosa; sons, Gilbert (Alice) Mora, Rufino (Patricia) Mora, Garden Grove, Calif., and Robert Martin (Phyllis) Mora, Denver; sisters, Verna Tuttle, Canon City, and Isabel Ordaz, Twin Falls, Idaho; and 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, Christ The King Church, Bonforte Boulevard and Horseshoe Drive, with Father Tom Adrians, V.G., residing. Graveside service and interment to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, Colo.

Mora, Pedro
Pedro Mora - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 22, 2007 - Pedro Mora 76, departed this life on July 19, 2007 at Penrose Main Hospital surrounded by his loved ones at his side. He was born July 24, 1930 in Bernalillo, New Mexico to the union of Anatasio Mora and Antonia Lucero both parents preceded him in death. Also his first wife Mary Mora in 1981. He was married to Mabel Cordova. Pedro lived in Pueblo until 1993 then he moved to Colorado Springs. He retired from Pueblo Army Depot with 36 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflicts. He enjoyed playing Bingo and going to Cripple Creek. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Mabel Mora, children Michael Mora and Dorothy (Pat) Madrid, his grandchildren Andrea Mora, Jaime (Bianca) Marquez, Michael Mora Jr., Timothy Mora. He also survived by five step children and numerous nieces and nephews, two sisters and three brothers. Viewing will be held from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 2715 East Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO following with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00.

Morales, Calistra
Calistra Morales - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 – Calistra Morales, age 60 years, died at 1632 Sprice Street, Monday August 9. The body is being cared for at the United Davis Vories parlors.

Morales, Catherine Diana
Catherine Diana Morales - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2000 - Catherine Diana Morales, 37, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 15, 2000. Born Feb. 15, 1963, in Monte Vista, Colo. Preceded in death by father, Frank Velarde; sister, Juanita Jacobs; and grandmother, Vivian Maes. Survived by children, Alex Rodriguez, Denver, Steve Rodriguez, Denver, Ramiro Miranda, Pueblo, and Diana Zavalas, Pueblo; mother, Mary D. Gutierrez, Pueblo; brother, Frank Velarde, Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Vivian Burciaga, Denver, Veronica (Solomon) Jackson, Lakewood, Jeanette (Gary) Steckler, Denver, and Victoria Madrid, Denver. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Catherine enjoyed dancing and the time she spent with her family. She was very generous. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Leander Church. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Morales, Ciria
Ciria Montano Morales - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 2004 - Ciria Montano Morales, 82, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 3, 2004. Born June 24, 1922, in Canjilon, N.M. Survived by six children, Alice Sleeter, Mary Chavez, Anna Morales, Paul Morales, Nick Morales and Jim Morales; 58 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maria Garcia, Estema Madrid; and one brother, Joe Montano. As one of Jehovah's witnesses for approximately 55 years, she had faith in the ransom of Jesus Christ and the hope of a resurrection to life on earth. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 2203 E. 13th.

Morales, Dorothy J.
Dorothy J. Morales - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2005 - Dorothy J. Morales, 85, passed away March 31, 2005, at Life Care Center. Born May 22, 1919, in Brewster, Colo., to Fern and Sam Bowman, who preceded her in death; along with two husbands, Albert Lee Fraser and Joe T. Morales; brother, Sam (Bud) Bowman Jr.; nephew, Terry L. Bowman; and sister-in-law, Peggy Bowman. Survived by her sister, Donna L. Coffman; brother-in-law, Glenn Coffman of Pueblo; nephew, Michael A. Coffman; great-nephew, Austin M. Coffman; nieces, Sandra Coffman of Phoenix, Ariz., Debbie Bowman, and Cody Bowman; stepdaughter, Renee Barth; three stepgrandchildren, Delisia, Kyanna and Aleigha Barth of Elyria, Ohio. Dorothy was a very active member of Fidelity Chapter OES No. 144, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Past Queen, Daughters of the Nile, Shriners Ladies of Pueblo and Shriner Honored Ladies of Pueblo. Dorothy worked for the Pueblo Army Depot for 32 years. Per her request no viewing. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with OES services at graveside. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103, in her memory.

Morales, Ducles Franco
Ducles Franco Morales - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 2001 - Ducles Franco Morales, 23, departed this life Nov. 6, 2001, in Colorado Springs. Mr. Morales was a construction worker. Born Nov. 28, 1978, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Manuel Franco and Maria Luisa Morales. His mother precedes him in death. Survived by his father; six brothers, Lorenzo, Miguel, Manuel, Francisco, Carmelo and Daniel Franco; four sisters, Silva, Maria, Patricia and Claudia Franco. Visitation, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Angelus Chapel. Both services, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Avondale. Scripture rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday. Interment, St. Vrain Cemetery.

Morales, Hernán
Hernán Morales - Colorado Springs Gazette - October 21, 2007 - Hernán Morales, M.D. (Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired). Hernán Morales was a loving husband and father whose life was dedicated to helping and healing others. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1934, and died in Colorado Springs at home with his family on October 19th, 2007. He met his beloved wife, Sandra Lee Morales, while they were students at St. John's University in Brooklyn. After receiving his M.D. from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Hernán joined the U.S. Army and completed his residency in surgery at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He distinguished himself throughout a 29-year military career, where he worked as a surgeon, hospital administrator, and medical-military advisor, eventually rising to the rank of Colonel. He served a tour in Vietnam for which he was awarded The Bronze Star Medal. He also served two tours during the civil war in El Salvador as the Chief of the United States Army Humanitarian Medical Mobile Training Team. In addition to the Bronze Star, he was the recipient of the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. After he retired from the Army in 1986, he worked as the Chief of the Department of Surgery at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, where he also served on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, training surgical residents. He retired in 2002. Hernán will be remembered for his warmth and great sense of humor. He was loved dearly by family and friends and we will miss him every day. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee Morales, his mother, Ana Ramery-Toro, and his five children, Martita, Anita, Michael, Kathryn, and Christina, as well as his five grandchildren. In lieu of sending flowers, please make a contribution to the American Cancer Society. Information about his memorial service is available at

Morales, Mary A.
Mary A. Morales - Denver Rocky Mountain News - March 11, 1999 - Mary A. Morales, 74, of Denver died Feb. 21. Services were Feb. 23. Mrs. Morales was born in Walsenburg on Aug. 18, 1924. She married Alexander Morales Alcantara. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; sons Sam Sanchez and Filiberto, both of Denver; daughters Rose Arellano of Alamosa, Chris Lopez of Denver, Elaine Burns of Thornton; brothers Frank DeHorrea of Pueblo, Joe Deherrera of Fort Garland; sister Mabel Rael of Fort Garland; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Moran, Billy
Billy Moran – Akron Weekly Pioneer Press – February 23, 1906 – Deadly Mine Explosion – Denver. – A Walsenburg dispatch says: As a result of a gas explosion at 10 o'clock Monday morning in the Sunshine mine of the Victor Fuel Company at Maitland, a large camp four miles from this city, fourteen men were killed. Their bodies have been recovered, being found badly burned. It is supposed that a small pocket of gas was struck which was ignited from the lamp of a miner. There were nearly 200 men at work in the adjoining mine and had the explosion been caused from dust, in all probability all would have been killed. Following is a list of the dead so far as known: Archie Miller, fire boss; Battista Eobera; Billy Moran of Maitland; James W. Titters of Kansas; Corona Costa, Sopris, Colorado; Nick Yockibetz; and Joe Costa, Maitland.

Moran, James
James Moran - Independent – June 23, 1925 - Gordon Explosion Is Blamed On Coal Company By Coroner's Jury; Funerals Held For Victims Here – Inquest Over Bodies of Moyer, Moran and Stamberger Lasts for Three Hours Yesterday – Blame for the Gordon mine explosion last Friday was placed on the company by a coroner's jury that listened to testimony at the court house for three hours yesterday afternoon. The accident, which rocked the face of new workings in the Gordon mine, occurred at a depth of about 6,000 feet. Coroner Gabe Furphy presided at the inquest. State mine inspector James Dalrymple, State deputy Sam Andrews, and Deputy District Attorney Henry Blickhahn conducted the investigation. The verdict of the jury was as follows: “That owing to inadequate equipment, an insufficient current of air was entering into the entry and cross cut of said mine, and that the state mine inspector had repeatedly warned and made recommendations to said mining company to make certain improvements which would overcome above mentioned dangers, we find that all fault was thru the carelessness of said coal company, Gordon Coal company at Gordon, county of Huerfano and state of Colorado on June 19, 1925, at or about 6 p.m.” The jury that gave the verdict was composed of N. Lucien Krier, R.E. Shaw, Max Townley, Epifanio Martinez, Garfield Miller, Mat Cordova. Dr. G.M. Noonan was first called to the stand. He testified that the bodies of Moyer and Stamberger were badly burned and that death was instantaneous. Moran lived for perhaps five or ten minutes. George Gregory, mine foreman, was next called on the stand and gave an account of the possibilities of accumulation of gas in the place where the men met their deaths. Leon Poli, who was also in the mine at the time of the explosion but sufficiently near the top to be out of danger, told of helping to fix one of the machines a few minutes before the explosion. H.E. Ralya, who was with Moran at the time of the explosion, told the jury of his experience during and after the explosion. Superintendent Ralph Poli and Fireboss Fred Bellotti were next questioned. Superintendent Poli was questioned at length on the condition of the fan at the mine. He reported that the fan had not been shut down at all during the day. Mine inspector Dalrymple said he had obtained information from the power company that power was off three times during the day, the last time for seven minutes. However, it would be possible for the power to be off and the fan not stop entirely until the power was again restored, he declared. The explosion at the Gordon mine took place about 6 o'clock p.m. Friday night and resulted in the death of three men and the injury of two. The dead are: Harvey Moyer, 42, Walsenburg; James Moran, 42, Toltec; Jack Stamberger, 31, Gordon. The injured: H.E. Ralya, 29, Gordon and George Gregory, mine foreman, Gordon. News of the explosion first came to light when Ralya, who was working with Moran, notified Superintendent Poli at his residence that a blast had occurred at the face of the new workings. Ralya and Moran were finishing their day's labor when, according to Ralya, a blast threw him free first against the truck of his machine. Superintendent Poli quickly organized a rescue crew and started toward the scene of the disaster. The bodies of Stamberger and Moyer were found at 9:30 and the body of Moran was found at 11 o'clock. Moran's body was found 250 feet from his working place. It is believed by mine experts that Moran was not killed instantly, but wandered off in a semi-conscious condition in the dark and became a victim of the terrible after damp that follows gas explosions. What the cause of the explosion was will perhaps never be known. Deputy Mine Inspector Sam Andrews in a statement to the jury at the inquest yesterday said that the explosion might have occurred by a spark, caused by the machine cutting into rock, igniting a feeler of gas which in turn set off an accumulation of gas at the roof of the tunnel. All the mine victims were married and had children. Moyer was 42 years old and father of three children. He had been employed in the mines for 14 years. Jack Stamberger was 31 years old and has been married only a year and a half. He has worked in the mines for 12 years. James Moran was 42 years old. He had spent almost 30 years in coal mines. He was the father of two children. Moyer was buried Sunday at the Masonic cemetery. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church with Rev. G.S. Darley officiating. Funeral services for Stamberger were held today at Trinidad. Moran will be buried here tomorrow morning. Under normal conditions the mine employs as many as 70 men on day shifts and ordinarily 15 men on night shifts. Rails were to be laid in the new workings where the explosion took place the following day and for that reason the night shift did not go to work the night of the explosion. It was the first time in six months that a night shift did not work. The explosion was the first in which any lives were lost during the 25 years existence of the mine. It was the first time that a fatal casualty has been reported at the mine for five years. Superintendent Poli stated at the inquest that he has done everything in his power to make the mine as safe as possible for the miners. Ralya, whose escape from the explosion was miraculous, is married, is 29 years old, and the father of three children. He was standing only a few feet away from Moran at the time of the explosion and outside of a few bruises and shocks escaped injury. He tells the following story of the explosion: “My partner Moran and I were just leaving for home. I had stooped to pick up a tool when I was hurled against the machine truck simultaneously with hearing a heavy thud of a blast. Rocks began to cave in and were hurled thru the entry together with timber and lumps of coal. As soon as the avalanche of flying debris had passed, I yelled to my partner, but getting no response I immediately began to crawl on my hands and knees toward the outside. The entry was full of smoke. I was unable to see the light of the lamp which still clung to my belt. After crawling for about 600 feet I made my way thru a slant leading to another cross cut where I was able to see my way. After getting outside I immediately notified Superintendent Poli of the explosion.”

Moran, John
John Moran - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - May 26, 1916 - Two Men Killed in Runaway - Trinidad - Two are dead as the result of a runaway of a team of horses attached to a heavy moving equipment wagon the Hoehne road, four miles east of this city. Peter Shipley, 79, a contractor, for thirty-five years a resident of this city, was instantly killed when the wagon loaded with dirt and timber rolled down a six-foot embankment upon him. John Moran, 31, the driver, died at the hospital here. Moran suffered a fracture of the spine and internal injuries.

Moran, Mr.
Mr. Moran – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – February 18, 1874 – A gentleman named Moran, a native of Kentucky, who came to Colorado for his health, died in this city Monday morning. His remains were taken to his home.

Moran, William
William Moran - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: A disaster in the old Sunshine mine claimed the lives of William Moran, Archie Miller, Natale Nizzi, Natale Ore, James Teeters, Pete Divisio, S. Lobana and Dominic Lezeni.

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