The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

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Nuanes, Paul E.
Paul E. Nuanes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1999 - Paul E. Nuanes, 78, of Pueblo, passed away July 22, 1999 . Born Nov. 30, 1920,in Walsenburg, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Sara and Savino Nuanes, and one sister, Carmel Cordova. Survived by sisters, Sally (Fred) Vigil, of the family home, and Loretta (Ray) Casias of Longmont, Colo.- brother-in-law, Adolph Cordova of Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews- and special friends, Santana Duran, William Roundtree and Charles Henderson. Uncle Paul was dearly loved by all his nieces and nephews. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, Rev. Ed Pettit, celebrant. Interment Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home after the vigil rosary and at Holy Family Church hall after the interment.

Nuccitelli, Dolores M
Dolores M. (Dee) Nuccitelli – Pueblo Chieftain – August 30, 2006 - Dolores M. (Dee) Nuccitelli, 76, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Pueblo, passed away August 11, 2006. Preceded in death by her dear daughter Linda. Survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Angelo, and children Dennis (Debbie) Boothe of Ohio, James of Ohio and Jean (Cooper) Nuccitelli-Hernandez of Pueblo. Cherished by her six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by numerous other family and friends.

Nukolls, J. Marshall
J. Marshall Nukolls - Huerfano World - July 12, 1990 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1913: J. Marshall Nukolls, well-known cattleman and vice-president of the packing plant, was found dead of heart failure at his summer camp. He was married just three months ago. [Editor's Note: J. Marshall Nuckolls died in July of 1913. Obituary listed World Independent, July 12, 1913, Page 1.]

Numari, Celeste
Celeste Numari – Bayfield Blade – August 3, 1917 – Celeste Numari, a timberman in the Sopris mine, was instantly killed by a fall of rock. Note: Celeste Numari is listed in the Denver Public Library's collection entitled “Colorado Mining Fatalities” as having died in the Sopris Mine on July 23, 1917. It lists Celeste Numari as an Italian, aged 48, and married with five surviving children. He was working as a “timberman” for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as a fall of rock.

Nunez, Eulalia
Eulalia “LaLa” Nunez - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 2001 - Eulalia “LaLa” Nunez, 77, lifetime Pueblo resident, departed this life Sept. 25, 2001. Born Aug. 3, 1924, in Pueblo. She worked at the Pueblo Army Depot for 28 years, retiring in 1987. She was active in the Latin American Club, Senior Citizens, Moose Lodge No. 19, Eagles Aerie No. 145. She is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jesus Vasquez; her loving husband, Steve; and one sister-in-law, Catherine Vasquez. Survived by sister, Carmen (Herman) Cruz; and brothers, Mike Vasquez, Jose Angel (Angelita) Vasquez, all of Pueblo, Genaro Vasquez, Alex (Ruth) Vasquez, Jose Dolores (Margie) Vasquez, all of Colorado Springs. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a great group of dear friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Joseph Church with Rev. Bob Cardin officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.

Nunez, Felix R.
Felix R. Nunez - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2003 - Felix R. Nunez, 62, passed away Sept. 28, 2003. Preceded in death by his parents, Leo G. and Helen R. Nunez; and by his brother-in-law, C.T. Montoya. He is survived by his son, Ralph P. Nunez of Pueblo; grandson, Trevor Davis; former spouse, Patricia Q. Nunez, Pueblo; stepson, Shane Marvin; sisters, Rosalie Nunez (Lee) Brown, Denver, Clorinda (Miguel Franco) Montoya, Pueblo, Sharon (Gerard) Martinez, Denver, Marilyn (Drake) Castro, Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Gregory Montoya, New Mexico, Thomas (Lucy) Montoya, Pueblo, Rick (Karina) Polanco, Denver, and Marco (Heidi) Walther, Denver; Amber, Desirae, Candace, Chantel, Chelsea, Drake Jr., Brandon, Jeremy, Gerard Jr., Thomas III; aunt, Palmeria (Jose) Franco; Tiny Aragon; cousin, Jimmy Nunez; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. Mr. Nunez served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers and that any donations be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Felix's memory.

Nunez, Paul R.
Paul R. Nunez - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2002 - Of Pueblo, passed away Feb. 20, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Isabel Nunez; brothers, Leo Nunez and Margarito Cedillo; sister, Mary Aragon and his “little Perita.” Survived by his loving wife, Victoria Nunez of Pueblo; son, James (Connie) Nunez; sister, Salome “Sally” Aragon; grandchildren, Pauline (David) Salazar, Ron Nunez, Lisa (John) Gallegos, Nathan (Cindy) Nunez and Vicki (Jacob) Trujillo; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Paul loved sports and politics, he loved dancing and took great care of his wife, Victoria, until his death. Viewing will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, both services at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall following Mass.

Nunez, Victor
Victor Nunez - Pueblo Colorado Chieftain - March 20, 1879 – Nunez – Hanged for the Murder of Luis Rascone – First Judicial Hanging in Pueblo County – Prisoner Refused to Confess His Crime – Some Account of One of the Most Brutal Murders in the History of Colorado – Large Gathering of Men, Women and Children – Everything Managed Decently and in Order – The first judicial execution which ever took place in Pueblo county occurred on Friday afternoon, the subject being Victor Nunez, a Mexican, who was tried at the December term of the district court for the murder of Luis Rascone, also a Mexican. Luis Rascone was a man of some property, and for whose wife Nunez entertained an unlawful passion. To obtain the woman and Rascone's property Nunez murdered Rascone, under circumstances brutal and revolting in the extreme. The Murder – The circumstances of the murder, as related by the wife of the murdered man, his aunt and a little Indian girl, who was in the house at the time, are of the most revolting character. In her testimony before the coroner's jury Rascone's wife made the following statement: “I was married fifteen years ago to Luis Rascone. That is his body and it has the same clothing on in which he was murdered. I and my husband were in Pueblo and Victor Nunez complained of being a little sick and asked my husband to let him have a horse to come out to our house. The next day when we came home my husband sent him a horse to come out with my son Francisco. Victor Nunez came to our house about supper time and told us that he had left my son at a ball in Pueblo. He brought a lot of whisky along and asked my husband to take some whisky, and my husband said – 'I would not drink whisky except with my friends.' Then Victor Nunez told my husband to come outside and I thought they were going to talk about the Bartels security. Going out Victor Nunez told the child and woman not to come out and shut the door. Leonora, the other woman present, asked me what was going on and ran out of doors and took the little girl along and I followed. When I got out where my old man was I saw him lying on the ground and Victor Nunez sitting on his breast cutting his throat with a knife with a black handle. I was scared to death, hardly knowing what I was doing, and pulled Victor away, and in so doing his hand was cut. I found out his hand was cut after going into the room. Victor Nunez came after a while and asked for a pick and shovel, and I was very much scared and then told him where they were. Victor Nunez slept in the house that night. He buried Luis Rascone that night in the corral.” Finding the Corpse – The body was afterwards removed from the corral, the murderer fearing it might be discovered if left there, and buried in the earthen floor of the house. The building, which was a jacel with a mud roof, was then thrown down upon the grave and the wood hauled to town and sold for fuel. At the inquest the woman showed the coroner where to dig and the body of Rascone, dressed as he was when murdered was soon found. The head fell from the body when it was exhumed and the woolen shirt worn by the deceased was stiff with dried blood. Discovery and Flight – It was supposed that when Rascone disappeared, that he had left the country to avoid punishment upon a charge of cattle stealing, which had been made against him. Nunez took possession of the dead man's wife and property, brought them to Pueblo, remained her all winter, and in the spring departed for Georgetown. Nobody at that time seemed to have any suspicion that Rascone had been murdered, but somehow or other, “murder will out.” The little Indian girl above mentioned was left at the residence of Mr. John Irvine, on the Fontaine, and when Nunez and the woman had departed, she told the story of the murder. Nunez was notified by a relative of his here that the authorities were after him, and he fled and was captured, only after a great deal of trouble. Rascone was one of the better class of Mexicans and was possessed of cattle, wagons, horses, etc. The Trial – On the trial of Nunez some rank perjury was indulged in by one of his Mexican friends, who swore that Nunez was sick in his house from the third to the sixteenth of the month, when the murder was committed, when it was distinctly proved by a reputable witness that Nunez was at work for the latter during several days of that time. After a patient hearing, during which the prisoner was defended by excellent counsel, he was found guilty of murder in the first degree. The Sentence – On Thursday afternoon, January 2d, Nunez was brought into court. The prisoner was escorted into court by Under Sheriff Smythe and Deputy Sheriffs Studzinski and Craig. Nunez did not appear to be at all concerned. Judge Henry directed Nunez to stand up. The Court – Do you understand English? Prisoner – I understand only a few words. C – Is Victor Nunez your correct name? P – It is. C – What is your age? P – Fifty-seven years. C – Where were you born? P – In Old Mexico. C – How long have you been in Colorado? P – Nine years. Deputy Sheriff Studzinski then interpreted. C – How long did you know Luis Rascone? P – I knew him six years by seeing him. C – You have been found guilty by the jury in your case of premeditated murder. If you have anything to say proceed. P – I have nothing to say. C – Do you understand the penalty attached to the crime of which you have been convicted? P – I do not know but will receive any sentence that you may impose upon me. C – The statute provides that you shall hang by your neck until you are dead. If you have anything to say you can speak. P – I would rather wait until the time comes and say it then. I know everybody has to die. Life is like a candle that is lighted, any one can blow it out. All that the witnesses swore to was false. All that hurt me is that I have no money and no influence. I will die like a man because I know that I die wrongfully. I know the witnesses swore falsely. I can swear before God in heaven that the witnesses swore falsely. I can't get out because I have no influence and no money. C – I cannot say whether the witnesses swore falsely or not. P – I have a man here who knows I am not a murderer. I am a working-man. C – You had a man here who swore that you were sick in his house from the third to the sixteenth of the month in which the murder was committed, and a short time afterwards, Mr. Thomas testified that you were at work for him a part of that time. P – When the man was on the stand he was frightened and made a mistake in the time. The indictment charges me with having committed this murder on the tenth of the month. I bring God to witness that I was sick in the house on that day. I will die with the hope that God will help the jury and the witnesses who swore against me. C – I hope you are not guilty of the crime charged. I am in hopes that you may not have to appear before your maker with this stain upon your hands. P – I am going to die clear and ask and want no pardon. I will come to the feet of God who knows all things. I have nothing more to say now, but would like time before my death to make some remarks in public. I would like to see my friends, children and other relatives to tell them something. C – The sheriff will allow your family to visit you. The judge then proceeded to pronounce the death sentence upon Nunez as follows: But one alternative is left for me. It is a hard matter for me to perform the duty which I am now obliged to do. It seems that I have been particularly unfortunate in my present position in having this duty to perform in so many cases. (P – I have no fault to find with you.) Since I have occupied the position of district judge I have been required to pronounce the death sentence five times. It is a trying duty but I must perform it. (P – I know well that men in your position must do their duty.) The sentence of the court is that you be taken from the bar of the court to the county jail from whence you came, by the sheriff of the county, there to remain in confinement until Friday, the 24th of January, and from thence be taken by the sheriff of the county between the hours of one o'clock in the afternoon and three o'clock of that day to some convenient place to be prepared by the sheriff, there to be hanged by the neck by the sheriff until you are dead, and may the Lord have mercy on your soul. During the whole of his conversation with the judge and even when the sentence of death was pronounced upon him Nunez showed no agitation whatever. His face retained its chronic frown and his voice never trembled. Judge Henry was visibly affected. Nunez has pure Spanish features, and seems to have more intelligence than the average Mexican. A Reprieve – Through the efforts of George Q. Richmond, Esq., the prisoner's attorney, Gov. Pitkin granted him a reprieve until March 14th, his attorney thinking that some additional evidence could be produced in the prisoner's favor. Mr. Richmond also made vigorous efforts to have the prisoner's sentence commuted to imprisonment for life, but the case was such an exceedingly rascally one that the governor refused to interfere further. The Gallows – The gallows was erected in a small basin in the hills and short distance north of the city, near the cemetery, and consisted of a platform about sixteen feet square, surrounded by a railing and two posts, with a cross-beam rising from the south end of the platform to a height of about twelve feet. Directly under the beam was the drop, about five feet square, so arranged that it could be made to fall by a gentle pull on a small rope at the rear of the platform. To prevent the swinging of the drop after falling, a weight was attached thereto by a rope. The gallows was constructed by Messrs. Winneka and Merrill, of this city, and worked in a manner highly satisfactory. Previous to its being used Sheriff Price carefully tested it with a weight far greater than that of the prisoner, and it was found to be in excellent working order. The rope used was manufactured of unbleached hemp, half an inch thick, and was made for the purpose in St. Louis. It did not yield in the slightest degree when the weight of the prisoner was placed upon it. The gallows was surrounded by a rope stretched at a distance of some sixty feet from the structure, inside of which the guards were stationed, armed with double barreled shot guns and revolvers. The Execution – During the entire morning people from all parts of the country flocked into the city, and by the time announced for the execution a crowd of some twelve or fifteen hundred people surrounded the gallows. Among them we were astonished and pained to see so many females and a horde of children, from five years old upward. The morbid curiosity that prompts such desires ought not to be gratified and we hope that the next execution that occurs in Pueblo will be a private one. At half past seven in the morning the deceased partook of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, administered by Father Montanralli, in the presence of the prisoner's relatives and C. Q. Richmond, Esq., and lady. At 1:15 P.M. Nunez was brought from the jail and placed in an express wagon, and surrounded by armed guards was conveyed to the gallows. At 1:30 the party arrived on the ground, and Nunez ascended the gallows attended by Father Montanralli, Sheriff Price and Deputy Sheriffs Smythe and Craig. His legs were shackled and he was seated upon a box upon the trap while his legs and arms were being pinioned and the shackles removed. The death warrant and reprieve were then read to him by Sheriff Price and translated into Spanish by Mr. A. P. Berry. The prisoner was accompanied upon the platform by his brother Henry Nunez and his son-in-law Jose Sanchez. He trembled considerably at first but after a little while recovered his composure and the only appearance of agitation was a slight quiver in his voice while he was making a rambling statement in Spanish which was translated into English for the benefit of the crowd. The prisoner then knelt while a prayer was offered by his spiritual advisor. At 2:08 Sheriff Price placed the noose around the prisoner's neck and adjusted the black cap. Another prayer was offered and at 2:11 Sheriff Price sprung the trap and Victor Nunez was launched into eternity. The prisoner died without a struggle, his neck having apparently been broken at once in accordance with his frequently expressed desire. When the drop fell a number of Mexican women who were standing near the gallows gave a loud wail very much as the Indians mourn for their dead. Drs. Thombs, Ashcom and Craven were posted below the platform and gave the following report of the action of Nunez' pulse: First minute – 44, second – 78, third – 85, fourth – 70, fifth – 56, and then death. At 2:20 the corpse was cut down by Deputy Sheriff Smythe, the physicians having pronounced Nunez dead. The body was placed in a plain coffin and delivered to his relatives. The features of the deceased were not much distorted. Nunez's Statements – The deceased made several statements previous to his death all of which deny his guilt. The evidence adduced at the trial, however, is so conclusive that no possible doubt can exist as to his having murdered Rascone. The following statement was given to Sheriff Price: In the year 1877 I engaged to work for J. J. Thomas on his ranch. One day going down the Greenhorn river with Mr. Thomas' stock I went to Rascone's house. I remained there some time. When I started to go away, they asked me to come again and make them a long visit. One Sunday after this I called at the house and had a long conversation and after that Rascone's son came to me and asked me to loan them what money I could as they were in trouble and Rascone was indicted. I asked money of Mr. Thomas. He gave me an order for $15. I afterwards went to the house and asked if the $15 would be of any use to them. He answered yes, I am as grateful for that as I would be if it was $50. They then told me to bring my clothes and they would wash them. Finally Rascone's son came for the clothes and at this time remarked that his father needed me very much. I went to see what they wanted. He said he wanted to go to freighting and desired my son to work for him, saying he would take care of him as well as if he remained with me. I sent my son to him. Afterwards I went to the place where they were at work. Rascone then said to me I am going to the San Juan to get a man to assist me in my business. In the meantime I want you to come and look after the boys. He went and on his return said he had had bad luck. They had taken his horse from him. He told me all his adventures. I remained a good while with him on this occasion. I didn't see him again until I went to Pueblo to the election to work for Mr. Thomas who was running for sheriff. Then I went to him to get my son to go to Thomas' to take my place while I was at Pueblo. I came to Pueblo and worked zealously for Thomas, using strong arguments in his favor. My son remained with Thomas nineteen days at the round up while I was in Pueblo. Thomas, when he testified, could not tell how many days I was absent from his ranch. When in Pueblo, Rascone's son came to town to sell some cheese and at that time told me that his father had gone to Culebra and asked me when I was going to return to the Greenhorn. I replied as soon as I recovered from my sickness. Two days after this, the boy came to town again and we returned together to Louis Rascone's house. Rascone's wife then told me that her husband had gone to Culebra and that they wanted my son, as the stock was damaging the corn, and that I had better come and harvest the grain as the stock was damaging it, and that her husband would not be back and had been absent nearly a month then. By reason of this request from her I gave up my place at Thomas' and commenced to harvest the grain on Rascone's land. After the harvesting was over, in accordance with an understanding, we all came to Pueblo, she promising if I would live with her she would be as a wife to me, and said she had no hopes of her husband. She wrote to her brother to find out what detained her husband, and received an answer saying that her husband had not been seen. I had no reason to doubt her, and not doubting her, I had no hesitation in living with her. One day while in the hills cutting wood Rascone's son came and told me Bartels had attached the stock. I went to see Bartels and agreed with him to have the stock turned over to me and I would pay him forty-two dollars. He said he was not in a hurry for the money until the time came. A friend wished me to go to Fall River, saying it was a good place to work; the woman said she would go too. We went and I commenced to cut wood. One day I came to the house, found this woman in conversation with the man. His conversation did not appear good and I left, so that they might finish their contract. About this time Mr. Price came to claim $110. I did not have the money so I left the place to keep out of the calaboose. Had I taken a part in this murder I never would have been seen in this part of the country. I write this in the same spirit I would had I laid hands on this man. It does me the same good, for where I go all will have to go. – Victor Nunez. After all I feel a great satisfaction in being able to embrace the opportunity of reconciliating my soul, and that I have not been deprived of God's mercy. I hope by my sincere repentance that I will be pardoned. I ask of my God that all persons who have been in opposition to me may be pardoned, for by me they are pardoned. The following statement was made to his counsel: The first and last statement of Victor Nunez to his counsel, G. Q. Richmond, made March 10th, 1879, after being informed that he had nothing to hope from the executive of the state: Question – Did you kill Louis Rascone? Answer – I never put my hands on him. Q – Did you at any time use a knife on the throat of Louis Rascone? A – I never used a knife on him. Q – Did you ever use any instrument on Louis Rascone which caused his death? A – No sir; I never used anything on him. Q – Were you in any way directly or indirectly, connected with the death of Louis Rascone? A – No, sir. Q – Did you know of the death of Louis Rascone on the 4th day of October, 1877? A – No sir; I never knew it. Q – Are you innocent of this crime? A – I am, and this will be my statement on the last day, last hour and last moment of my life. Q – Do you know who killed Louis Rascone? A – No sir; I do not. Q – Have you anything further to state now? A – No; except I think you have done all you could do for me. My time has come to die, and I shall die like a man. My race will never have reason to blush for me, by reason of any act of cowardice on my part. Another Statement – Statement of Victor Nunez, to be made public by his request on the day of execution by his counsel: “In the name of God Almighty I confess publicly the truth, that I am entirely innocent of the crime with which I am charged. My only consolation at this moment is that as Jesus Christ, the son of God, being the innocence itself, was falsely accused, ignominiously betrayed, scourged and condemned before the tribunals of this world in quite a similar manner as I have been accused, confined to jail and finally condemned to death for a crime of which I am innocent. This very moment, I, Victor Nunez, before the presence of God Almighty, the first judge, I feel as a good Christian very thankful to Divine Providence for having permitted and granted to me such a punishment and a death to expiate in a solemn manner all the sins of my past life. Thank God that my spiritual father did all he could to save my soul, and my attorney did all he could to save my life. God will reward them and I hope they will pray for me after my death. I declare also that I give full pardon to all who did directly or indirectly contribute to my death. I pardon them, as I wish with all my heart Almighty God will give me full pardon for all my sins. I am in perfect conformity with the holy will of God and hope that my soul shall enjoy eternal peace after this moment of death, and I pray good and honest people will offer their prayers to Almighty God for the eternal welfare of my soul. And now finally good bye to all my friends and all my acquaintance until we shall meet all together to find the justice before the tribunal of Almighty God. – Victor Nunez. Rumors of Rescue – On Friday morning Sheriff Price received a telegram from Missouri, from Sheriff Starr, who took Boone, the horsethief, back to that state from Pueblo a few days since, stating that Boone had informed him that during his stay in the Pueblo county jail he had learned that a plot was organized among the Mexicans here to rescue the prisoner on the night before the day appointed for the execution. The sheriff also learned from other sources that something was going on among the Mexicans in their haunts on the outskirts of the city. A strong guard was accordingly organized and armed with double barreled shot guns. A number of the guards were stationed in the court house, while a few were placed inside the jail. Every arrangement was made to give the rescuing party a warm reception, but the long hours of the night passed away without anything occurring to alarm the vigilant guard. The plotters for some reason abandoned their scheme, having discovered possibly that shot guns are not healthy things to contend with. Remarks – Sheriff Price is worthy of all credit for the excellent manner in which every detail of the execution was carried out. His arrangements were all perfect, and with the aid of his deputies were carried out to the letter, so that not the least accident occurred. It seems to us that the reading of the death warrant to a prisoner after he has arrived on the scaffold is a relic of barbarism which ought to be dispensed with now-a-days. In this case the reading of the warrant and the reprieve consumed about twenty minutes, it being necessary to translate the documents into Spanish, and only prolonged the misery of the unhappy man for that length of time. The horrible details of Nunez's crime were well known to the public and hence but little sympathy was expressed for him at the execution except by his immediate relatives. The careless crowd pressed against the ropes and stood up in carriages and wagons as at a horse race and but few of those present seemed to feel the solemnity of the occasion. In accordance with the wish of the deceased Deputy Sheriff Studzinski was the last person with whom he conversed, that officer taking Nunez's pinioned hand just before the drop fell – and bidding him good-bye.

Nunez, Victoria C.
Victoria C. Nunez - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2003 - Victoria C. Nunez, 85, of Pueblo, passed away May 28, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Nunez, who passed away Feb. 20, 2002; also her parents, Juan and La Paz Nunez; one sister, Augustina Esquibel; and two brothers, Steve and Arthur Nunez. Survived by her son, James (Connie) Nunez, Pueblo; grandchildren, Pauline (David) Salazar, Ronald Nunez, Lisa (John) Gallegos, Nathan (Cindy) Nunez and Vicki (Jacob) Trujillo; brother, Dimas Nunez, Pueblo; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Victoria enjoyed working in her flower garden, sewing, crocheting, singing and telling stories. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. ?, both at St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Joseph Hall after Interment.

Nunez-Salazar, Viola E.
Viola E. Nunez-Salazar - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 1997 - Viola E. Nunez-Salazar. Beloved wife of Gabriel Nunez- mother of Danny, Willie, Lalo, Gabriel, Carol and Adrianna- daughter of Amanda- numerous grandchildren and several brothers and one sister. Visitation, Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Trevino Chapel of Roses. Graveside services, Wednesday, 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Nunines, Lupita A.
Lupita A. Nunines - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - Lupita A. Nunines. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. tonight, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Francis Xavier Church.

Nunines, Ray
Ray Nunines - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2002 - Ray Nunines, 75, of Pueblo, passed away May 22, 2002. Born March 2, 1927, in Casper, Wyo., to Donancio “Jefe” and Maria Juanita Amaro, who preceded him in death. Also preceded by his brothers, Joseph Garcia Jr. and Ben Garcia; and sister, Mary Aragon. He is survived by his daughters, Laura Brown, Maria Magdalena Nunines, Shirley Nunines, Pueblo, Kathleen (Gilbert X.) Hernandez, Houston, Texas, and Geraldine (Joseph C.) Quintana, San Pablo, Colo.; brothers, Willie (Dolores) Garcia and John (Lena) Amaro, Pueblo; grandchildren, Marlena and Michael Brown, Elena and Melissa Garduno and Chris Lucero; and special friends, Victor Garza, Mr. Trujillo and Dave Ethridge. He loved wrestling, watching western movies, family gatherings and taking walks. Viewing will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, both at St. Francis Church, with celebrant the Rev. Thomas Hinni C.M. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Nunley, Caleb Fletcher
Caleb Fletcher Nunley - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2000 - Caleb Fletcher Nunley, 5, of Westcliffe died May 16, 2000, at Denver Children's Hospital. He was born May 18, 1994, in Colorado Springs. Survived by parents, Rick and Jolyn (Smith) Nunley; and brother, Trevor Nunley, all of Westcliffe; grandparents, Dr. Loyd and Janet Smith, Pueblo, and Bonnie Nunley. Visitation, 2-6 p.m. Friday, Pikes Peak Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs. Service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 5055 El Camino Drive, Colorado Springs. Burial in Smith Family Cemetery in Westcliffe. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caleb Nunley Memorial Fund, c/o Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 5055 El Camino Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80918.

Nunnaley, James
James Nunnaley – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – December 30, 1973 – Third Lawman Slain – Three lawmen were killed in Colorado last week, two killing suspects are dead, and law officials are looking for two suspects in the first incident. The dead law officials are: 1. Colorado State Patrolman Thomas Carpenter, 31, murdered in his patrol car Thursday morning in Denver. Carpenter, father of three children, had served on the patrol since 1968. He was the fifth patrolman to be slain in the line of duty. 2. Otero County Deputy Sheriff Larry Smith, 23, was gunned down Friday by a 12-gauge shotgun blast as he went to a home in La Junta to answer a disturbance call. He was a 1963 graduate of La Junta High School, and unmarried. He was the son of La Junta fire chief, Wayne Smith. 3. Pueblo Police Officer Thomas M. Hanson, 36, was killed when he stopped at a store to buy a carton of milk and came upon a holdup in progress. Investigators said that Patrolman Carpenter was shot with his own service revolver. He was shot four times in the back of the head. Denver police found his body seated upright in his patrol car, which was parked in the rear of an apartment complex in the Monbello area of northeast Denver. Denver police questioned Robert L. Chance, 18, of Aurora Friday regarding the slaying but later released him after he took a lie detector test. Chance had been arrested on a fugitive warrant for a traffic violation. Police chief Art Dill said the youth was questioned in Carpenter's death because his appearance resembled the rough description of one of two suspects in the case. District Attorney Dale Tooley said homicide detectives were pressing their investigation of the homicide, but had "no suspect against whom they expected to file charges." Officials believe Carpenter was kidnapped by his assailants prior to his death. Although there were no witnesses to the shooting, motorists reported seeing a cruiser in the vicinity with two young men accompanying the officer in the car. Keith said Carpenter is thought to have been stopped on the Denver-Boulder Turnpike at Broadway about 9 a.m. Carpenter, who had been with the patrol five years and was stationed in the Broomfield district, normally patrolled Interstate 25 north of Denver. State Patrol officers will act as pallbearers for the 1 p.m. Monday funeral at the Bethel Temple, with the Denver Police Department providing the color guard. Representatives of numerous other Colorado law enforcement agencies also are expected to be in attendance. Deputy Smith died in the backyard of the Otero home in an exchange of gunfire with James Nunnaley, 21, who La Junta police officials said had earlier in the day threatened to "kill a couple of cops." The deputy was able to return the fire before he died and hit Nunnaley, said police. Nunnaley never regained consciousness after the shooting and died in a Pueblo hospital. Funeral services for Smith are scheduled Monday in La Junta. Hanson, the Pueblo policeman unexpectedly walked into the middle of a holdup and was shot to death. The gunman also was killed when the patrolman's partner fired three shots through a plate glass window. Police Chief Bud Willoughby said Bernard Meehan, 19, of Pueblo, died 3 ½ hours after the incident at Parkview Hospital. Meehan, who never regained consciousness, was hit three times in the back. Willoughby said Hanson and his partner, Patrolman James Askay, 29, had driven up to a 7-11 store at 2 a.m. so that Hanson could buy a carton of milk. Askay remained outside in the car. Hanson walked in, found no one around and apparently was about to walk outside again when a gunman emerged from behind a counter and ordered him to lie on the floor. Authorities said Hanson may have made a move for his service revolver as the gunman approached him. The bandit then fired once, morally wounding the officer. Askay fired three times through a glass window at the gunman with each shot hitting its mark. Police said a second man apparently involved in the holdup drove away when he saw the officers. He drove to a nearby Catholic Church where he asked a priest for help, but fled on foot when the priest called police. The killings brought these comments Saturday from law officials in Colorado Springs: Dist. Atty. Bob Russel said, " State patrolmen are very susceptible as they usually stop people for traffic violations and are unaware of potential problems they may be confronting. Most police throughout the nation are in great danger when they are handling disturbance calls dealing with domestic relations which is what happened in La Junta." This of course also applies to the sheriff's office. Russel said that "in Colorado we have been lucky judging from national figures of officers who have been murdered." He added that he did not believe there was going to be a rash of police killings. Police Lt. Loren Downing said that the three shootings of law enforcement officers in the 48-hour period in the state was enough to make each officer take a second look at his actions for safety reasons. A bus load of Colorado Springs policemen is expected to attend the funerals of the officers in La Junta and Pueblo. At least a car load of off duty officers is expected to attend the funeral of the state patrol officer in Longmont, Downing said. Sergeant H. J. Schafer, El Paso County Sheriff Patrol Commander, said that his deputies have been briefed and alerted to begin taking extreme caution at all calls with major emphasis placed on caution taking when answering family disturbances. He said that the most crucial times of police killings are in the first seven seconds after an officer arrives at the scene, and in a 7 to 22 foot range.

Nunnery, Dorothy A.
Dorothy A. Nunnery - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1987 - Dorothy A. Nunnery, 63, of Lamar died Tuesday, Nov. 24, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the First Baptist Church of Lamar. Burial Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice.

Nunn-Nakama, Stephanie
Stephanie Nunn-Nakama – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Stephanie Nunn-Nakama, 48, passed away on Oct. 23, 2006. Survived by her loving husband, Stanley Nakama of the family home; son, Danny Nunn, Pueblo; stepdaughter, Jennifer Jessup and family, Washington, D.C.; stepson, Kirkland Nakama and family, Hawaii; parents, Wilfred and Janet Baum, Pueblo; sister, Sandra Y. Baum, Pueblo; niece, Tiffany Gernazio and family, Pueblo; nephews, Mario Gernazio Jr. and family, Pueblo, Jonah Chun, Hawaii, William Griffith III, Oregon; and Jesse Griffith and family, Oregon. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Susan Y. Gernazio and Sally Griffith. Stephanie was born on Aug. 15, 1958, in Nassawadox, Va. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, Roselawn Cemetery for family and friends with the Rev. Earlene Cornell officiating.

Nusco, Joann
Joann (Perez) Nusco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2000 - Joann (Perez) Nusco, 47, of San Diego, Calif., died April 9, 2000. She was born on June 23, 1952, in Pueblo. Mrs. Nusco was employed by Douglass/Frontier LLC. Predeceased by father, Amador Perez. Survivors include her husband, Fred Nusco of San Diego; her son, Ernesto Escobar II of San Diego; her daughter, Angela Escobar of San Diego; her stepson, Steven Nusco of San Diego; her stepdaughters, Jacqueline Nusco of Burbank, Calif., and Kimberly Nusco of Providence, R.I.; her mother, Edith Perez of Pueblo; her sisters, Betty (Perez) Olguin of San Diego, and Diana (Perez) Anaya of Pueblo; her brothers, Jerry Perez, Bruce Perez and Johnny Perez, all of Pueblo; six nieces, six nephews, eight great-nieces, one great-nephew, cousins, and aunts and uncles. No services are planned. Family requests no flowers. Donations may be sent to "The Elizabeth Hospice," 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA., 92025, (800)797-2050.

Nutt, Mary Josephine (Jachetta)
Mary Josephine (Jachetta) Nutt – Pueblo Chieftain - March 1, 1998 – Mary Josephine (Jachetta) Nutt, born May 30, 1903 in Pueblo, Colo., passed away February 27, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband Charles H. Nutt, to whom she was married 66 years. Survived by her daughter, Charlene (Richard) Johnson; sisters, Margaret Pugal, and Helen Ruggierri; brother Ed Jachetta; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by her parents, Fortuna and Frank Jachetta; brothers Monty, Joe, Carl and Art; and sister Vera Woodside. Mrs. Nutt took pride in maintaining her home and loved her family and neighbors, the birds and the squirrels in her yard, and the many dogs and cats that she had during the last 32 years of her life. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Tuesday, 2 pm, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The family will greet friends in the chapel following the service.

Nuttall, Edna
Edna Martin Nuttall - The Pueblo Chieftain - October 14, 1955 - Edna Martin Nuttall, services 2 p.m. Saturday, La Veta, Colo., Baptist Church with the Rev. J. H. Gerault officiating followed by Eastern Star services conducted by Mariposa Chapter 63. La Veta. Davis Memorial Chapel.

Nuttall, James
James Nuttall - World Independent - September 22, 1947 - James Nuttall, a former resident of La Veta, died in a Salida hospital Sunday afternoon. He was a former employee of D&RGW, retiring in 1937. He was an employee of the D&RGW, Alamosa division, from 1897 to January, 1937. He was a member of the Alamosa B.P.O.E. No. 1291 for 23 years. For the past ten years he has resided in Denver. Nuttall was born November 20, 1867, in England, and died at the age of 79 years. Private funeral services will be held at the Unfug Peet chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. J.H. Gerault officiating. He is survived by one son, Walter, of La Veta. The body will be forwarded to Denver for cremation immediately following funeral services.

Nutter, Agnes A.
Agnes A. Nutter - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1987 - Mrs. Agnes A. Nutter passed away May 26, 1987. Survived by her son, Roger J. (Sue) Nutter of Colorado Springs; sister, Miss Cecelia Connell of Pittsburg; Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas Nutter, in 1973. Born Dec. 20, 1911, in Lilly, Pa., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as a caseworker for the Pueblo County Department of Social Services. After her retirement she worked at the Citadel Health Care Center for several years. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Rouch Crematorium. Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand Ave., with Father Eugene Harden as celebrant.

Nutz, Frank B. Jr.
Frank B. Nutz Jr. - Huerfano World - July 4, 1991 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1940: Frank B. Nutz Jr., 17, of Farr, was found dead of drowning June 29 after he was discovered in the Cucharas river near the cabin of Robert Hepplewhite in Cuchara Camps. [Editor's Note: Frank B. Nutz Jr. died June 28, 1942. Obituary listed World Independent, June 29, 1942, Page 1.]

Nye, Mr.
Mr. Nye – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – June 28, 1877 – Lake City – Mr. Nye, proprietor of the Hinsdale House, died in this city today.

Nye, Ruth
Ruth Bartels Nye - Pueblo Chieftain - August 20, 1998 - Ruth Bartels Nye, 79, passed away Aug. 17, 1998. , 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Lamar First Presbyterian Church. A private family interment will be held at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation will be held today from 1-8 p.m. at the Peacock-Wood Chapel. Mrs. Nye is survived by her children, Richard (Lou Ann) Nye of Waco, Texas, Susan (Roland) Leyh of Pueblo, Kent (Beverly) Nye of McPherson, Kan., and Kipp (Diane) Nye of Elizabeth- her grandchildren, Scott (Karen) Nye of Rowlett, Texas, Jeff (Rebecca) Nye of Easton, Texas, Brett (Brenda) Leyh of Denver, Lori Leyh of Denver, Benjamin and Philip Nye of McPherson, Kan., and Patrick, Kathryn and Kyle Nye of Elizabeth also survive. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Library in care of the funeral home.

Nykodem, Maxine A.
Maxine A. Nykodem - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 1986 - Maxine A. Nykodem. 65, passed away May 29, 1986, after a lengthy illness. A resident of Colorado City since 1975, she had previously lived in Chicago, Ill. Wife of Robert Nykodem. Sister of Evelyn Wolf of Chicago; aunt of Karen Iwanowski of Worth, Ill..; and Sandra Reed of Carmel, Ind. Service at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment in Colorado City Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society through the funeral home.

Nyman, Peter
Peter Nyman - Bayfield Blade - August 31, 1911 - Peter Nyman, a well-to-do farmer of Avondale, was instantly killed when his team ran away.

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