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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Mosby, Jennie
Jennie Mosby - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - October 10, 1919 - Frank Thomas, a negro, 33 years old, said to be an ex-convict, is charged by the coroner's jury with the murder of Jennie Mosby, a Negress, 17 years of age, on the evening of Sept. 30, at Pueblo.

Moschetti, Louis
Louis Moschetti - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 1999 - Louis Moschetti of Canon City. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Michael's Parish, Father James King officiating. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery.

Moschi, Ben
Ben Moschi - Huerfano World - February 19, 2004 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1910: Ben Moschi and Simon Moses were killed in a fall of rock Feb. 15 in the McNally mine and John Tierney died of the same cause in the Big Four the same day. [Editor's Note: Ben Moschi died February 15, 1910. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, February 17, 1910, Page 1, and World Independent, February 19, 1910, Page 1.]

Mosco, Anna
Anna Mosco - Huerfano World - March 21, 1991 - Anna Mosco, 81, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Mar. 12, 1991, in Walsenburg Care Center. Born Nov. 8, 1909, in Ravenwood to Martin and Mary Mavretich Matkovich, she was reared in the Huerfano County area and attended local schools. In 1956, she married the late Christie Mosco. Mrs. Mosco owned and operated the San Isabel Liquor Store until she retired in July, 1952. Mrs. Mosco is survived by two brothers, Martin Matkovich, Canon City and Joseph Matkovich, Grand Junction; two sisters, Carolyn Braswell, Salida and Elizabeth Matkovich, Pueblo West; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory in Pueblo. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Mosco, Christie
Christie Mosco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 2, 1987 - Christie Mosco of Walsenburg, Sept. 29, 1987. Husband of Ann M. Mosco; brother of James Mosco, Vinzie Scarafiotti and Ann Orr, all of Walsenburg. Survived also by numerous nieces and nephews. Services, St. Mary Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday, celebrant, Father Bill Geonella. Interment, South St. Mary Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday following the interment at Mazzone Hall.

Mosco, James Paul
James Paul Mosco – Huerfano World – February 23, 2006 – James Paul Mosco, 95, of Walsenburg died Thursday, February 16, 2006. Survived by his nieces, Shirley Janet Vick and Eleanor J. Rogers, grandnieces, Gina Vick, Susan Runyon and Nancy Bennett, a grand nephew, Michael Rogers. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nancy Mosco, Sr.; brothers and sisters, Angelo Mosco, Joe Mosco, Jr., Christie Mosco, Mary Panucci, Vinzie Scarafiotti, and Ann Orr. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, February 21, at St. Mary Church. Burial was at the South St. Mary Cemetery.

Mosco, Susan M.
Susan M. Mosco - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2003 - Susan M. Mosco, 36, of Pueblo. Passed away Thursday, June 5, 2003. Survived by mother, Eleanor Mosco; sons, James and Nick Pino; grandmother, Mary Canchola; brother and sisters, Mary Lou Gallegos, Cheryl (Arthur) Martinez, Angelo (Tracy) Mosco, Janet (Stan) Sandoval, Margie Mosco and Nancy (Carlos) Torrez; many loving nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by father, Angelo (Pelo) Mosco. She was a loving mother who had a heart of gold. Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Rosary, 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003, Roselawn Chapel. Funeral Service, 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2003, Our Lady of Mount. Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Moser, Tony
Tony Moser - Eagle County Blade – December 27, 1906 – Tony Moser Dead – Last Friday morning the sheriff's office received word from a Pueblo undertaker that Tony Moser, an inmate of the state insane asylum, had died that morning, and asking if the deceased had any relatives in this vicinity. It will be remembered that Moser was convicted of insanity in the County court of this county several months ago and taken to the state insane asylum. He gradually grew weaker, being physically as well as mentally broken down at the time he was committed. The deceased was about sixty years of age and for years had followed prospecting and was a pioneer of the county. The only known relative is a brother who was formerly a resident of San Francisco, but who is believed at this time to be a resident of Salt Lake City, where he follows contracting. It is not likely that the brothers had even exchanged correspondence for a long time. Note: His name also appears as Tony Mosher in other articles.

Moses, Frank A.
Frank A. Moses - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2000 - Frank A. Moses, 71, passed away Feb. 21, 2000. Survived by his sisters, Elsie Houppert of Wayne, Pa., Emily (Andrew) Salamon of Pueblo and Frances (Robert) Broyles of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Basilio and Clara (nee Garcia) Moses; brother, Joseph Moses; and sister, Clara Vigil. Born Aug. 21, 1928, in Raton, N.M. Frank served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was an electrical technician for Dyn Lectron and retired in 1990 after 32 years of service. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand, with Rev. Father Anthony Wojcinski as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Moses, R.D.
R.D. Moses - Pueblo Chieftain - August 09, 1998 - R.D. Moses, age 60, of Lamar, Colo., (formerly of Campo and Springfield, Colo.) died Aug. 6, 1998. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Graveside committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, northeast of Campo, Colo. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Valley Memorial Chapel-Lamar, and at the church prior to the services. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Lamar United Methodist Church or to the charity of their choice.

Moses, Simon
Simon Moses - Huerfano World - February 19, 2004 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1910: Ben Moschi and Simon Moses were killed in a fall of rock Feb. 15 in the McNally mine and John Tierney died of the same cause in the Big Four the same day. [Editor's Note: Simon Moses Died February 15, 1910. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, February 17, 1910, Page 1, and World Indendent, February 19, 1910, Page 1.]

Mosher, Norna Theoline
Norna Theoline Skaug Mosher – Albuquerque Journal - July 30, 2002 - Norna Theoline Skaug Mosher born in Aberdeen, SD, November 13, 1913 passed away from complications of Parkinson's on July 16, 2002 at the age of 88 in Bellevue, WA. She graduated from Mobridge High in 1931 and married Arthur A. Mosher May 30, 1931 in Sturgis, SD. She completed one year while they attended South Dakota School of Mines. They later lived in Browning Montana, Pueblo, CO, and since 1950 in Albuquerque. After 62 years together and Art's death, Norna moved in 1995 to Bellevue with her daughter, Kay and son-in-law, Bob. She is survived by them; three granddaughters; and six adored great-grandchildren. While residing at Albuquerque Meadows Mobil Home Community, she served one year as president of the member's association. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Her interests include traveling, photography, gardening, entertaining, and teaching crafts and ceramics. During her years in Belleuve, she totally enjoyed her family gatherings with the extended family. Norna was wise, gentle and a quiet person who will be missed by all her family and friends. Remembrances may be made to an organization or charity of choice. Messages and memories can be mailed to the family, 1825 184th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA. 98008.

Mosher, Thelma
Thelma Howard Mosher - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 2002 - Thelma Howard Mosher, born Oct. 25, 1912, in Reed Delta, Colo., to Ira and Anna Sarrington Howard. She attended school in Reed and graduated from Delta High School in 1930. She went to nurses training at Parkview Medical Center and graduated as a registered nurse in 1933, where she later worked in the surgical department. She also worked at Colorado Mental Health Institute, as well as doing private nursing. On Nov. 17, 1934, she married Bruce W. Mosher and they resided in Pueblo, where he worked at CF&I steel. She returned to Delta in 1977, after her retirement. She was a pink lady at Delta Hospital for many years and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by four sisters, all of Delta, Colo., Marjorie Long, Clara Marshall, Merel Payne and Mabel Howard; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She passed away Oct. 11, 2002, at the Willow Tree Nursing Home, following an illness of several months. Donations in her name can be made to the Seventh-day Adventist School in Delta. Graveside services will be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Moshier, Harvey E.
Harvey E. Moshier - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 1986 - Harvey E. Moshier, a lifelong resident of Pueblo, passed away unexpectedly at a Denver hospital March 26, 1986. Mr. Moshier had been employed at Johnson Electric as a machinist, from which he retired in 1976. In addition to the wife, Nellie M. Moshier, he is survived by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation by family request. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Moshier, Nellie M.
Nellie M. Moshier - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2003 - Nellie M. Moshier passed away Aug. 4, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey E. Moshier; parents, Joseph and Marie Micklich; five brothers and four sisters. Survived by brother, Richard (Maxine) Micklich of California; sister, Eileen Garrett and her family, Charles (Sherry) Garrett, Dan (Mary Beth) Garrett, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Per Nellie's request, there will be cremation with no viewing or services. Nellie and her family would like to thank her many friends and neighbors for their care and compassion for her throughout the years. In lieu of food and flowers, please make memorial contributions to a charity of your choice.

Moskwa, George
George “Jack” Moskwa - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2003 - George “Jack” Moskwa, 87, passed away Sept. 27, 2003. Private services.

Mosley, Mike
Mike Mosley - The Greenhorn Valley View - September 12, 2007 - Mike Mosley, 52, took his final ride on September 4, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Deb; children, Jen, Christi, and Erica; brother, Dan (Heather); nieces, Anne, Olivia, and Georgia Mosley. Mike loved his horses and dogs, and is survived by his special friends Quantum and Copper. At Mike's request there was no viewing or service. Donations may be made in Mike's memory to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association,

Mosley, Speaker
Speaker Mosley - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Speaker Mosley is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Speaker Mosley as "colored," age 29, and married with one surviving child. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. The newspapers list him as Speaker Moasly. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Moss, Galen E.
Galen E. Moss – Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 1997 - Galen E. Moss, 57, of 417 Vine Ave., Las Animas, Colo., died Sept. 29, 1997, at the Arkansas Valley Medical Center. s, 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church, Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in the McClave Cemetery.

Moss, Icel
Icel Moss - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 1986 - Icel Moss, 84, died Tuesday, March 4, 1986, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 8, 1902, in Chillicothe, Iowa, to George Moss and Frances Phoebe Line Moss. She attended school in Iowa and then ran a rooming house in Evanston, Ill., for several years. She then managed the Moss Rest Home in Albuquerque, N.M., until retiring and moving to Trinidad in 1982. Miss Moss was a member of the Non-Denominational Christian Fellowship. Among her survivors is a great niece Thelma (Gene) Hennen of Pueblo; and nephew, George Burgess Sr., of Missouri. Service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home with Ira Hobbs officiating. Interment will be in Albuquerque, N.M.

Moss, Vladys
Vladys Moss - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2005 - Vladys Moss passed away July 14, 2005. She was born in 1921, in Vitebsk, Belarus. She attended the Vitebsk Music Conservatory, the Vitebsk Medical Institute, and was fluent in five languages. A longtime resident of Pueblo, Colo., Vladys owned and operated the "House of Flowers" on the North Side of town from 1971 to 1992. She is predeceased by her husband, Dr. Walter G. Moss in 1983; her parents, Vladislaw and Suzanna Szpakowski; and her five brothers and sisters. Vladys was a creative and talented business woman who was a friend to all her customers and employees. She loved life and always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. She was an optimist. Family always came first for Vladys, and she had much love to give to her children, Victor (Rita) Moss and Mary (Duane) Janssen; her grandchildren, Paul (Rebecca) Moss, Julie Janssen, Katherine (Scott) Stafford and Natalie Janssen; and her great-grandchildren, Olivia Moss, Alexander Moss and Leo Stafford. She also is survived by her good friend, Angelina Kuimoff. We will miss her in our lives. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2005, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Father Leonard Racki officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Mossman, Eloise
Eloise Mossman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 2005 - Eloise Mossman was carried to heaven in the arms of the Lord on Nov. 30, 2005. She was born in Gorham, Kan., on Feb. 25, 1913, to Mike and Katie Pfaffenhauser. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Ritz; a sister, Ruth Reich of Aguilar; and one brother, Art Pfaffenhauser of Virginia. She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Jones of Newark, Del., and Katherine Martin of Mount Vernon, Wash.; brothers, Ernie Pfaffenhauser of Aguilar and Leo Hauser of Evanston, Wyo.; as well as 17 grandchildren, including Mark (Christine) Ritz of Pueblo, and several nieces and nephews. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1976 after 25 years of dedicated service. Her love of the Lord was her passion throughout her life. Special thanks go to Life Care Center and Trinidad State Nursing Home for the wonderful care she received. Her request is that we celebrate her passing with a new beginning at the throne of God. Cremation. A private family memorial will be held later.

Mostert, Barbara
Barbara Mostert - Pueblo Chieftain - January 16, 2005 - Barbara Mostert, 71, passed away Jan. 11, 2005. She is preceded in death by her parents, Allen Frazier Medlen and Margaret Ann Welsh; her brother, Donald Richard Medlen; two daughters, Sylvia "Dixie" Niemeyer and Valerie Kryzsko. She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Shorty) Satterly of Pueblo; brothers, Michael Kyling Medlen, Newton, Ala., and J. Steven Welsh, Gramery, La.; sister, Dy'Adra Dianne Medlen of Parker, Texas; grandchildren, Matthew and Jason Satterly, Andrew and Dawn Kryzsko. At her request, cremation, with memorial service at a later date in Mississippi.

Motherway, Walter J.
Walter J. Motherway - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 1987 - Walter J. Motherway, late of 220 W. 15th, passed away Oct 18, 1987. Mr. Motherway retired from the D&RGW Store Department after 37 years of service, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Motherway, of the family tome; a brother-in-law, Arthur (Margaret) Arlen of Rohnert Park, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth (James) Horn of Camarillo, Calif., and Sarah Arlen of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Dr. David E. Horton of the, First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund direct or through the funeral home office.

Motoski, Edward Leon
Edward Leon Motoski - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2002 - Age 83, affectionately known as “Uncle Bear,” passed away after a short illness, Jan. 18, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Cornelia Motoski, and his sister and her husband, Flora and Frank Grebenc. Survived by sisters, Pauline (Paul) Addington and Mary Lou Palek, both of Pueblo; loved nieces and nephews, Tom (Francie) Beaudette, Nancy Bellinger (C.W. DeForrest) and David Palek, all of Pueblo, Richard (Angela) Palek, Chippewa Falls, Wis., Joan (Dan) Medved, Pueblo, Judy (Gary) Huppert, Colorado Springs, Ruth (Rick) Jamnik, Pueblo and Geraldine Grebenc, Colorado Springs; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Edward was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Clayton, N.M., and his family moved to Pueblo when he was a young child. He grew up in Bessemer, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and retired from CF&I after 40 years of service. He loved the outdoors and was very active until his health slowed him down. He was independent but always there for his family. Edward was known for his acts of kindness and we will remember our “Uncle Bear” because he was loving to us. He will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Meadows Church, 23 Starling Drive, with the Rev. Father Roger Dorcy as celebrant. Cremation will follow at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Motzkus, Theodora Ann
Theodora Ann “Teddy” Everhart Motzkus - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2002 - Age 84, of 108 E. Bonnymede Road, Pueblo, Colo., longtime former Las Animas. Colo., resident, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Parkview hospital in Pueblo, Colo. Teddy was born May 2, 1917, in Bent County, Colo., to Charles E. and Mary E. Johnson Everhart. She is survived by daughters, Mary Lee Miller (Roger) of Pueblo and Marcella Motzkus Doyle (Pat) of Denver; daughter-in-law, Carol Ward Motzkus of Aptos, Calif.; grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Hoeft, Brenda (Bruce) Kurtt, Tricia Miller, David Motzkus, Stephanie Motzkus and Brian Smith; great-grandchildren, Grace Hoeft, Katherine Kurtt, Jack Kurtt, Caroline Kurtt and Nathaniel Smith. Teddy was preceded in death by her parents; brother- and sister-in-law, George and Mary Everhart; son-in-law, Larry Motzkus, Harry Lee Rawlins, and Jewell H. Motzkus. Memorial funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, Colo. Family prefers memorials to First Presbyterian Church, Everhart Chapel Fund or Las Animas Cemetery Tree Fund.

Moulin, John J.
John J. Moulin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2005 - John J. Moulin, 19, passed away June 23, 2005. Survived by parents, Mary (Jared) Watkins and John P. (C.C.) Moulin; sister, Cynthia Moulin; brother, Lane Watkins; and numerous great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Monday, at Romero Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Flowers and donations accepted by Romero Funeral Home.

Moulton, Fred
Fred Moulton – Record Journal of Douglas County – April 23, 1920 – Centennial State Items – Caught in the severe blizzard that swept the plains country, Harry Moulton, 19 years old, and his brother, Fred, 13, perished from exposure, their bodies being found seven miles south of their home in northeastern Las Animas county, near the Otero county line. The boys were on their way to their home in Otero county and were caught in the storm in east Las Animas county. Their frozen bodies were found by a searching party which had been scouring a part of the two counties for nearly a week.

Moulton, Harry
Harry Moulton – Record Journal of Douglas County – April 23, 1920 – Centennial State Items – Caught in the severe blizzard that swept the plains country, Harry Moulton, 19 years old, and his brother, Fred, 13, perished from exposure, their bodies being found seven miles south of their home in northeastern Las Animas county, near the Otero county line. The boys were on their way to their home in Otero county and were caught in the storm in east Las Animas county. Their frozen bodies were found by a searching party which had been scouring a part of the two counties for nearly a week.

Mounts, Lulu
Mrs. Lulu Mounts - World Independent – January 3, 1931 - Dies At Kansas City - Mrs. Lulu Mounts, mother of J.A. Murphrey of Walsen, died at Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, January 3, after a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 65 years of age at time of her death and is survived by eight children, six of whom were present at the funeral. Mrs. Mounts was buried at Kansas City Wednesday, under auspices of the Seventh Day Adventist church of which she was a member. Mr. Murphrey of Walsen did not see his mother before her death on account of the suddenness of her attack, but he was present at the funeral, arriving home yesterday. World Independent – January 9, 1931 - Mrs. Lula Mounts, Mother Walsen Man, Dies at Kansas City - Mrs. Lula Mounts, mother of J.A. Murphrey of Walsen, died at Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday, January 3, after a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 65 years of age at the time of her death and is survived by eight children, six of whom were present at the funeral. Mrs. Mounts was buried at Kansas City Wednesday, under auspices of the Seventh Day Adventist church of which she was a member. Mr. Murphrey of Walsen did not see his mother before her death on account of the suddenness of her attack, but he was present at the funeral, arriving home yesterday.

Mourning, Laura
Laura Pierce Mourning - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1970 - Mrs. Laura Pierce Mourning of 629 Quincy passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, April 28, 1970. She was the wife of Paul P. Mourning, of the family home; mother of Robert P. Mourning, Pueblo and Donald B. Mourning, Fort Collins; grandmother of four, aunt of Mr. Betty Lou Colby, San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Marilyn Reed, Boulder City, Calif. Member of the First Presbyterian Church, life member and past president of Chapter F. P. E. O., life member of Pueblo Service League, and member of Phi Gamma Beta Sorority and the TB Club. Mrs. Mourning was a lifetime resident having been born in Pueblo, Nov 18, 1892. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Pierce, founders of Pierce Seed Co. Services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Leo R. Schmidt, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Mouser, Clinton
Clinton Mouser - Garden City Telegram – May 9, 2006 - Garden City, KS - Cleo Clinton Mouser, 78, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at his home in Garden City. He was born Aug. 11, 1923, at Hooker, Okla., the son of Leroy and Esther Kraft Mouser. He graduated from Hooker High School in 1941. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Strategic Services with Underwater Demolition Team 10 as a frogman during World War II. He was sent to the South Pacific for 14 months where he was involved in seven invasions for which he received a Bronze Star for bravery. In addition to two Bronze Stars, he was also awarded a Victory Medal, an American Campaign Medal, an Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, a Navy Good Conduct Medal and a Philippine Liberation Campaign Ribbon. In February 1999, he was awarded a Special Forces Tab by the Department of the Army for his service with the Office of Strategic Services. In April 2002, he received an invitation from the director of the CIA to attend the 60th anniversary of the Office of Strategic Services scheduled for June in McLean, Va. After his discharge from the Navy on Feb. 16, 1946, he attended Panhandle State University at Goodwell, Okla. In 1951, he began working for Cities Service, now known as Williams Oil Co., in Straight, Okla. He was transferred to Ulysses in 1952 and to Garden City in 1972. He retired in September 1985. Mr. Mouser was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Garden City. His special interests included spending time with his family and grandchildren, his dogs, hunting, fishing, gardening, woodworking, visiting the zoo, and attending reunions with his underwater demolition team Navy buddies. He had been a Scout leader for many years and helped build the chapel at the Scout Ranch in Walsenburg, Colo. On June 2, 1952, he married Alberta Faye Fast at Raton, N.M. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Bill and Dallas Mouser, both of Garden City, and Keith Mouser, Allen, Texas; three brothers, Marion Mouser, Aztec, N.M., C.J. Mouser, Hooker, and Harland Mouser, Wichita; a sister, Letha Davis, Guymon, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; a twin brother, Leo Mouser; and a grandson. Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Garden City, with the Rev. Robert Cousins officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Garden City. Visitation hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, Garden City. Memorials are suggested to Lee Richardson Zoo, in care of the funeral home, 620 N. Main St.

Mowen, Joanne
Joanne Mowen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 2001 - Joanne Mowen, 91, passed away July 19, 2001, in Pueblo. Survived by her daughter, Donna (Jim) Huddleston of Pueblo; nieces, Susan Lizza and Sharon Hoyle, both of Springfield, Ohio; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Born on Nov. 5, 1909, in Springfield, Ohio. Services will be held in Ontario, Calif.

Moxley, Jerry Doane
Jerry Doane Moxley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2004 - Jerry Doane Moxley, 49, of Pueblo West, Colo., passed away on Nov. 18, 2004. Jerry was born on June 18, 1955, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is survived by his loving wife, RaeAnn; his five children, David, James, Jason, Andrea and April; mother and stepfather, Charlene and Bob Manweiler; brothers, Merle (Sherri) Manweiler, Kevin (Michelle) Manweiler, Mike (LaVonne) Manweiler and Roby Manweiler; sisters, Sandy (Russ) Million, Janice (Wayne) Lewis and Katie (Dustin) Venn; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Harold Moxley; and one brother, Eddy Manweiler. He was employed as general manager for Manweiler Transport. Jerry loved hunting and spending time in the mountains with his large and wonderful family. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, Colo.

Moya, Edward
Edward Moya - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2003 - Edward Moya, 66, passed away at his home Dec. 14, 2003, calmly, gracefully, as was his soul's intention. He died a hero. Survived by wife, Sandra Hunter; stepdaughter, Jillian Hunter Charlifue; dear mother, Virginia Moya; daughters, Kim and Julie; grandchildren; sisters, May Tanguma and Angela Algiene; brother-in-law, John (Susan) Hunter, and extended family. Ed waged a valiant battle against pancreatic cancer. For complete notice see Dec. 16, 2003, publication of the Pueblo Chieftain or

Moya, Edward R.
Edward R. Moya - Pueblo Chieftain - February 20, 2004 - Edward R. Moya, son of Virginia P. Moya, who lost his valiant battle with cancer on December 14, 2003 will have a birthday memorial mass on February 21, 2004 - at 11:00am at St. Leander's Church. Lunch will be served afterwards in the church hall.

Moya, Emma L.
Emma L. Moya - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1987 - Emma L. Moya, 62, late of 1631 E. Ash, died Jan. 6, 1987. Survivors include her husband, Chris Moya; and children, Robert (Arlene) Rubio, Pueblo, Pat (Gene) Curtis, Calif., Christine (Ted) Sanchez, Denver, Bertha (Michael) Convey, Oklahoma City, Okla., Linda (B.H.) Dobbins, Denver, Chris (Joann) Moya, Pueblo, and Henry Moya, Denver. Father, Silverano Madrid, Monte Vista, and sisters and brothers, Jane Arellano, Vicky Trujillo, Julie Martinez, Agatha Madrid, Junior Madrid and Steven Madrid also survive. Preceded in death by son, Melvin Moya, 1973; and mother, Bertha Suazo. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leander Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 1631 E. Ash and 1609 Evergreen, home of son, Robert Rubio.

Moya, Roque Christopher
Roque Christopher Moya - Pueblo Chieftain - April 22, 1987 - Roque Christopher Moya, 27, born Jan. 11, 1960, in Denver, Colo., died unexpectedly Easter Sunday, April 19, 1987, in Denver. Survived by his mother, Mary C. Moya; his sister, Nancy L. Moya; his grandmother, Virginia P. Moya; as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Fred A. Moya, 1971; grandparents, Luis Moya, 1937; Elias Berumen, 1973; and Guadalupe Berumen, 1974; three uncles, Louis Moya, 1953, Fortunato Berumen, 1978, and Robert Moya, 1986. Roque was a 1978 South High School graduate and was a member of the varsity wrestling team. He completed three years of classes at the University of Colorado, majoring in pre-med and molecular biology. He was employed as a carpenter in Boulder, Colo. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 1987, at Holy Family Church, the Rev. Ronald Roche, celebrant. Family will receive friends after the rosary at Holy Family Parish Hall and later at 3525 Pecan Drive. Due to illness, grandmother will receive family and friends at 2221 E. Evans, the home of her daughter, Angie Algiene. Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 1987, at Holy Family Church. Interment at Fowler Cemetery. We wish to thank those in advance for all the help and support during this tragic time. Roque will be sadly missed but remembered always with good thoughts and love.

Moyer, Harvey
Harvey Moyer - 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.”

Moyer, Lewis Edwin
Lewis Edwin Moyer - Colorado Springs Gazette - December 18, 1994 - Lewis Edwin Moyer, 83, retired owner and operator of Ace Adjustment Co., died Dec. 14, 1994, at home in Colorado Springs. No services are planned. Cremation is planned. Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., is handling arrangements. Mr. Moyer was born Jan. 8, 1911, in Osborn, Kan., to Milton O. and Effie A. (Roark) Moyer. He was married in 1949 in Albuquerque, N.M., to Lula Allen, who survives. Mr. Moyer had lived in Colorado Springs since 1966. He also had lived in Denver, Pueblo, Alamosa and Kansas City, Kan. Mr. Moyer formerly was the district sales supervisor for five states for the Sunshine Biscuit Co. of Kansas City, and he was the western division manager for Wilson Packing Co. of Chicago and worked out of the Denver office. He was a 32nd Degree Mason. Mr. Moyer was a member of the Henry M. Teller Lodge No. 144 in Denver, the Denver Scottish Rite Consistory, the Al Kaly Temple and Colorado Springs Shrine Club. He was fond of dogs and horses. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children and Burn Unit, P.O. Box 6383, Colorado Springs 80934.

Moyer, Nellie
Mrs. Nellie Moyer - Huerfano World - September 29, 1994 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: Mrs. Nellie Moyer was found dead near the Arkansas River in Pueblo where she had wandered off. It is believed the recent death of her husband, Frank, unhinged her mind.

Moyer, Samuel B.
Rev. Samuel B. Moyer - Rocky Mountain News – July 30, 1911 – Rev. Samuel B. Moyer died at Pueblo, July 29. Presbyterian clergyman believed to be temporarily insane after typhoid fever or despondent of illness, leaped from a window in the third story of St. Mary's Hospital.  He had suffered for several years from chronic illness and had recently contracted typhoid fever. After his leap he was taken for an operation where every effort was made to save his life. He was married and had two children and resided at 425 West Twenty-sixth Street. Moyer had been pastor of the El Bethel Church for two years, and was highly respected there.

Moyle, William Fluno
William (Bill) Fluno Moyle - Albuquerque Journal - March 2, 2008 - William (Bill) Fluno Moyle, died January 3, 2008 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Walsenburg, Colorado at the age of 86. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 16, 1921. He was an officer and veteran of the Army Air Corp, serving his country on the European front during World War II. He married his childhood sweetheart, June Elizabeth Robertson, in 1942 and they raised four children, William Patrick (Pat), Mary Katherine, Susan Ellen and Wendy Elizabeth. Bill and June were married for 65 years. Upon retiring from the Bendix Corporation in Kansas City, Bill and June moved to Albuquerque, NM and he worked for the Sandia Laboratory until he retired (again). Bill and June were long-time members of the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club, and also volunteered at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for many years. They were also avid bird-watchers and photographers. Bill was a quiet, intelligent man who was loved and respected by his family and friends, and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife, June (still a resident at CSVNH), his children; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations and memorials may be given to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center or the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club.

Mozer, Charles F.
Charles F. Mozer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1987 - Charles F. Mozer, 78, passed away Jan. 23, 1987, at a local hospital following a lengthy illness. Survived by his wife, Martha E. of the family home; children, Charles (Mary Ann) Mozer, Arvada, Dr. John D. (Shelia) Mozer, Pittsburg, Elizabeth A. Kellogg, Parker; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also survived by one brother, Robert (Eve) Mozer, Boise, Idaho; three sisters, Catherine (Fred) Kirch, El Reno, Okla., Dorothy Gradoske and Clara (Erich) Prange, both of Lincoln, Neb.; brother-in-law, Ernest F. (Emma) Stoehr, Pueblo, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Henry, in 1985, and son, Bobby, in 1940. Co-owner of Stoehr Cleaners until his retirement. Formerly head golf coach at the University of Southern Colorado. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Instead, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kenneth Klopp officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call at 2022 N. Grand Ave.

Mozer, Martha Elizabeth
Martha Elizabeth Stoehr Mozer - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 2005 - Martha Elizabeth Stoehr Mozer, 93, passed away July 26, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Mozer, in 1987; her son, Bobby Mozer; and her brother, Ernest “Bud” Stoehr. Survived by her children, Charles (Mary Anne) Mozer, Arvada, Colo., John D. (Sheila) Mozer, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Elizabeth Kellogg, Parker, Colo.; grandchildren, Chris Richards, Natalie Renn, David Mozer, Scott Kellogg and Ann (Brian Pintar) Kellogg; two great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive. Martha was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was the co-owner of Stoehr Cleaners until her retirement in 1974. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. There will only be viewing at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. The casket will not be opened at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Martha Mozer Memorial Fund of Christ Episcopal Church, 615 E. Fourth St., Castle Rock, CO 80104.

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