The Tri-County Obituary Project

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



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Oakes, Frances
Frances Oakes – Durango Democrat – February 28, 1901 – Silverton, Colo., Feb. 27. –(Special.) – Miss Frances Oakes, one of the teachers in the public schools of this city, lies critically ill with heart trouble. Last Friday evening she was taken ill and for the past two days she has been unconscious, and her attending physicians have doubts as to her recovery. Miss Oakes came from Pueblo about three weeks ago to accept a position as teacher which she has only held for two weeks. Her brother, E. S. Oakes of Pueblo, was notified of her serious illness by wire and he arrived here last Monday evening. During her short residence here, Miss Oakes has made many friends, all of whom wish her a speedy recovery. Later – Miss Oakes died this morning at 5 o'clock without regaining consciousness. Her brother and a few intimate friends were at her bedside when the end came. Deceased was a native of Mississippi and was in her 37th year. Her funeral occurred this afternoon at 4 o'clock, and the public schools were closed during the day. Miss Oakes, the night she was taken ill, requested that if she died she wanted to be buried in the Silverton cemetery, although her parents are both buried in the cemetery at Wichita, Kansas.

Oakes, Gary Allen
Gary Allen Oakes - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1997 - Gary Allen Oakes. As a shepherd leads his flock to water and safety, Gary has led the way to the Lord for his family with his passing on July 23, 1997. Gary was a lifetime Pueblo resident and had been distinguished as the March of Dimes Poster Child for two years and later was designated as the Easter Seals Poster Child for two years. He was a Second Class Boy Scout, an officer of Bowling Dynamics Duo League, a member of Eagles Aerie No. 145 and was an avid Bronco fan. He was a graduate of South High School, Class of 1981, and was employed by PDI for two years. The son of Grant Jr. and Betty Oakes, both of Pueblo- brother of Steve Andrew Oakes, Pueblo- grandson of Dan and Clara Friend, Florence- and beloved uncle to Anna Marie Oakes from Pueblo Trinidad. Gary was preceded in death by Grant and Pearl Oakes Sr. He will be sadly missed by many classmates and close friends, especially Steven J. Curcio and Pam Pearson, as well as an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 1997, at McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial. Viewing at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday. In lieu of food and flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Easter Seals Foundation or the March of Dimes in memory of Gary Oakes. Arrangements by McCarthy-Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Oakley, Edward C.
Edward C. Oakley - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2003 - Edward C. Oakley, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 30, 2003, at his home in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 25, 1931, in Denver, Colo., to James and Bell Oakley, who preceded him in death; along with his sisters, Frances Gibons, Louise Gjonvich; and his father and mother-in-law, Jose and Rosita Gonzales. Survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Gonzales Oakley; son, Roberto L. Gonzales Oakley; grandchildren, Carlos (Jennifer) Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Celina, Tiffany, Nikki, Tony and Roberto, Paul Gonzales; nieces, Donna Martinez, Kay Dee Vasco, Linda, and Catherine; and great-niece, Deanna. Special thanks to Edward's caregivers, Diane Praker and Elaine Marcus, and a very special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Per Edward's request, cremation has taken place.

Oakley, Elizabeth
Elizabeth (Patti) Oakley - Pueblo Chieftain - August 21, 1998 - Elizabeth (Patti) Oakley, 69, of Pueblo, passed away Aug. 20, 1998. Preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Laura Patti- sister, Jennie Spitz- brothers, Salvadore, Lawrence and Sam Patti- and in-laws, Sam and Gladys Jones- niece, Paula Sue Vidmar- and godchild, Carl (Cal) Cardinaly. Survived by her husband of 47 years, Arthur Oakley- sisters, Matilda Nedelcheff, Marie Vidmar and Margaret Cardinaly- and brothers, Joe (Virginia) Patti and John (Kathy) Patti. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Marian Patti and Frances Reiter- and brother-in-law, Kenneth (Judy) Hobbs- numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, John, Lola and Mary Ellen Nova. Mrs. Oakley was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church parish and past member of St. Rita's Sodality and Daughters of Isabella. She was employed for 32 years by the I.B.E.W. No. 12 as a secretary. Celebration of the Eucharist, Monday, 2 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and guests at the church hall following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Jesuit Retirement Center for Elderly Priests in care of the funeral home office.

Oaks, Francis C.
Francis C. "Frank" Oaks - Pueblo Chieftain - October 18, 2001 - Francis C. "Frank" Oaks born Aug. 20, 1922, passed away Oct. 14, 2001. Survived by wife, Rachel; sons, Jim (Mary) of Rawlins, Wyo., Alan (Mary) of Coventry, R.I.; daughter, Lisa (Dave) Cortese of Guffey, Colo.; grandsons, James, Eric, Morgan and Dave Oaks; granddaughters, LeaAnn Finch and Terra Cortese; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Francis served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant, 42nd Tank Battalion, 11th Armored Division, with campaigns in Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Longtime resident of Pueblo, Francis retired from American National Insurance Co. in 1986. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and of the fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 145. Francis was an avid follower of the East High track and cross country teams and a state track champion in Kansas. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens with presentation by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in his memory to East High track or cross country teams through the funeral home office. The family wishes to thank Dr. Drake, Annette, Karen, Carmen, Elaine, Dr. Bowman, Parkview Emergency Room doctors, nurses and their staff and the Pueblo Fire and Rescue Team.

Oatis, T. Benton
T. Benton Oatis - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1986 - T. Benton Oatis, Aurora, and formerly of Pueblo, died July 24, 1986. Father of Donald F. Otis, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Harold Otis, Aurora; brother of Thelma Sitter, Willa Shelton, and Jack Otis, all of Pueblo; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was an accountant at CF&I for many years. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth, in 1978. Member of Masonic Lodge No. 31 and South Pueblo Lodge. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Ascension Episcopal Church. Contributions to Al Kaly Temple in care of Bob Sutter, P.O. Box 193, Pueblo, Colo., 81002.

Oats, Percy Walter Jr.
Percy Walter Oaks Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1986 - Percy Walter Oaks Jr. of Pueblo. Masonic memorial graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Garden of Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In memory of Mr. Oaks, contributions may be made to the CAPD Unit at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.

O'Bannon, T. W.
T. W. O'Bannon - Wray Gazette - November 24, 1905 - Five More Bodies found Pueblo - Aug 15 - Three more bodies of victims of the Eden disaster were recovered by the searching parties Saturday and two on Sunday, and all were identified soon after being taken to the morgue. With the identification of Mrs. Belle Stoffey the list of identified dead now numbers eighty-four. Those found to-day are: Miss Vinnie Selby, Pueblo; J. F. Dutton, Pittsfield, Illinois; A. S. Dennis, Denver; T. W. O'Bannon

Obaugh, William Rogers
Rev. William R. Obaugh - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - The Rev. William Rogers Obaugh, 85, continuing his walk with God, passed away Nov. 9, 2006. Survived by his wife of 34 years, Jane Obaugh; children, Thomas (Ann) Obaugh, Tallahassee, Fla., Edward (Sharon) Obaugh, Tampa, Fla., Clarinda (Terry) Mosher, Seymour, Tenn., Michael (Jennifer) Obaugh, Miami, Fla. and Gregory Obaugh, Lakewood, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Obaugh, Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Laura Nell Obaugh, Alexandria, Va.; brother-in-law, Alan Kleinschrodt, Hackettstown, N.J.; the extended family of Greg Martinez, Colorado Springs; and loving pet, Luci. Preceded in death by his sister, Marie Perry. Bill was born to the Rev. William B. Obaugh and Lillian Rogers Obaugh on Dec. 13, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Bill retired from the United Methodist Church after 50 years of active ministry in Virginia, Florida and the Rocky Mountain region, including Vineland U.M.C. and St. Paul U.M.C. in Pueblo. He was a member of Kiwanis Club of Pueblo for 27 years. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kiwanis Scholarship Program through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Obduskey, Mildred F.
Mildred F. Obduskey - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 1997 - Mildred F. Obduskey, passed away Nov. 9, 1997. Wife of Steve Obduskey of the family home; mother of Ruth Ann (Thomas) Drabek and Dennis Keith Obduskey, both of Denver; grandmother of Deborah (Matthew) Kerr, Aurora, Colo., and Russell (Renee) Drabek, Fort Collins, Colo.; great-grandmother of Jeremy and Justin Kerr, both of Aurora, Colo.; sister of Garland (Edra) Keith, Mesa, Ariz., and Ruth Hansen, Pueblo. Preceded in death by her brother, Vernon L. Keith. She was a lifelong Pueblo resident, born March 28, 1920, to Sarah and Elza Keith and was a 1938 graduate of Central High School. She retired in 1977 from the Pueblo Army Depot after 31 years of service. Millie," as she was known by many, created detailed ceramic figures and fancy sewn embroidery work for friends and family and was especially fond of the family beagles, Star and Candy. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, McCarthy Rose Chapel, with interment, 1 p.m. Friday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. Arrangements by McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight.

Obduskey, Steve
Steve Obduskey - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2007 - Steve Obduskey, 88, of Pueblo, passed away March 18 at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center after a brief combination of illnesses. A “Celebration of Life” will be held Thursday, March 22, 2 p.m., at T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, followed by a nearby reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Interment will take place Tuesday, March 27, 2 p.m., at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheraton Blvd., in Denver, followed by a reception at the nearby home of his daughter. Public viewing will be available at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 21, from 4-7 p.m. The son of Polish Immigrants Anna Lubelska and Sczepan Obrzydowski, Obduskey was born December 10, 1918 in Trenton, New Jersey during the height of the Global Influenza Pandemic. Non-traditional in every way, Obduskey has pronounced dead shortly after his birth, then revived when oldest brother Stanley, dropped him. As was somewhat common at the time, each of his siblings had different, misspelled last names. Obduskey is preceded in death by sisters Bernice Dempsey and Jane Kopp; and brothers Stanley Obrzydowski, John Obdusky, Frank Obedowski, and Edmund Obduski. Obduskey ran away from home at the age of 11 at the start of what became The Great Depression. He traveled much of the country on foot or rail and had a small role at a moonshine still operated by mobster Dutch Schultz in the New York City area during Prohibition. He eventually joined the Army and met his future wife, Mildred Frances Keith, in Pueblo while he was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. They married in 1939 and remained so until her passing in 1997 when she was buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. A member of the 147th Infantry, Obduskey was an expert marksman / infantryman, and fought in Iwo Jima and Okinawa during WWII. After the war, Mildred and Steve settled in Pueblo as they opted for the beautiful mountains of Colorado while other family members settled on each coast. He is survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann Drabek, 66, (Thomas E.) of Denver, and son, Dennis Keith Obduskey, 51, of Bailey. It was important to Obduskey that his children receive a better education than he had, and both were the first to graduate from college in the Pueblo branch of the family tree. From 1955 until his retirement in 1974, Obduskey managed the stock room at the downtown J.C. Penney Co. store and briefly at the Pueblo Mall. Obduskey was an avid hunter and fisherman, and frequently discovered streams that were “off the beaten path,” around Colorado. One such place was Lake City, known for its wildlife, streams, views, and limited accessibility. In 1974, he joined other family members in purchasing a year-round cabin there which is still enjoyed by his daughter and her husband, Tom, and other family members. Even during his later years he continued to enjoy time in Lake City where he frequently said to those he encountered, “I'm not old yet, but I hope to get old some day.” He is also survived by granddaughter Deborah Kaye Kerr, (Matthew) of Aurora, and their two children, Jeremy and Justin. Other surviving family members are grandson Russell Ray Drabek, (Renee) of Golden, and their infant daughter Sydney. Additionally, he has numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives who continue to remember this “one of a kind” man. Obduskey was especially interested in politics, and watched the CSPAN government news channels tirelessly; so much so that he had an email address beginning with SteveCSPAN and learned to use the Internet. As an impoverished youth, he had attended the Inauguration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington DC and then returned there under different circumstances with his son in 1993 to attend the first Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton. They attended an Inaugural Ball and met many Congressmen and women, had drinks with Cabinet members, and were fortunate enough to get to meet the President, Vice-President, and their wives at the White House. A strong-minded Democrat, Obduskey spent much of his life “educating” everyone he met to share his expertise from his attention to the news. He believed that the more people pay attention to their government, the better it can become. He will be buried with the ashes of his beagle, Candy, who was his “best friend.” In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Beagle Rescue, 4755 W. 102nd Place, Westminster, CO 80031 (www.coloradobeaglerescue.org) or the Lake City Area Medical Center, 700 Henson St., Lake City, CO 81235.

Ober, Mary
Mary Ober - World Independent - September 9, 1947 - Mary Ober, mother of Mrs. F.W. Schafer of the city, died in a Pueblo hospital this morning. She is the former resident of Denver. She was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1863 and died at the age of 84 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Schafer; Mrs. William Lockwood, and Mrs. Frank Rauchfuss, both of San Francisco; four sons, Frederick W. Froehlich, Martin L. Froehlich, both of Washington, D.C., and Paul F. and Charles M., both of Harrisburg, Penna. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug Peet mortuary.

Oberman, Annie
Mrs. Martin Oberman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1910 - The funeral will be held this forenoon at 9:15 o'clock from the family residence, 1213 Eiler avenue and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Rev. Father Zupan will perform the ceremony and interment will be in Roselawn.

Oberman, Martin (Mrs.)
Mrs. Martin Oberman - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 1910 - Service for Mrs. Martin Oberman will be held this afternoon at 9:15 o'clock from the family residence, 1213 Eiler Avenue and at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church. Rev. Father Zupan will perform the ceremony and interment will be in Roselawn.

Oberosler, Louis
Louis Oberosler - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1986 - Louis Oberosler, 80, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1986, at Trinidad State Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 20, 1905, in Tollerburg, Colo. Mr. Oberosler was a cattle rancher in Burro Canyon until he retired, moving to Trinidad in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Oberosler of Trinidad; two brothers, Charlie Oberosler of Raton, N.M., and Henry Oberosler of Canon City; sister-in-law, Angela Oberosler of Crested Butte; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Walter and Anna Wheelock of Walsenburg, Gertrude and Finis McDonald of Sarcillo Canyon, Blanche McKeown of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1986, at Campbell-Lewis-Cotter & Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Neil officiating, followed by interment in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Obley, John W.
John Wesly Obley - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 2003 - John Wesly Obley 48, born Oct. 2, 1954, in Brunswick, Ga., departed this life June 8, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. John was a food service handler for Applebee's Restaurant, northside. Preceded in death by parents, John and Rowena Robinson Obley Sr.; two brothers and his father-and mother-in-law. John is survived by his wife, Mary Chavez Obley; children, Michael (Millie) Chavez, Alicia (Demon Flakes) Chavez, Anthony T. Obley, Andrew P. Obley, John Obley Jr.; four sisters, Brenda (Kaifer)Butler, Barbara (Robert) Miller, Mattie Matthew, Rose (Jay) Caine; a brother, Levi Morrell; five grandchildren, Brianna Flakes, Jessica and Jordan Chavez, Tatyana McCullen and Isaiah Ramon; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 2 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel, Rev. F.L. Chandler, officiating. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at 619 West 12th St.

Obradovichii, Mike
Mike Obradovichii – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Mike Obradovichii is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Mike Obradovichii: “Servian,” age 45, married with three surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

O'Brien, Alfred Elden
Alfred E. O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2002 - Age 82, born May 5, 1919, in Crosby, Minn., to Morris and Elizabeth O'Brien, who preceded him in death, passed away Feb. 14, 2002. Survived by his loving wife, Jean L.; daughter, Marva (Nick) Graham of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandchildren, Tracie (John) Rice of Los Angeles, and Randall (Brook) Graham, D.C., of Bakersfield, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Phoebe, Lillie Graham and Walker Rice; and numerous neighbors and friends. Alfred was a crane operator at CF&I for 33 years. Graveside inurnment, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

O'Brien, Gerald G.
Gerald G. O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - September 07, 1986 - Gerald G. O'Brien, 87, died Sept. 5, 1986. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, Chaplain Carl J. Rudy officiating.

O'Brien, Harold E.
Harold E. O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 1999 - Harold E. O'Brien, 89, passed away unexpectedly April 6, 1999. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred C. O'Brien, Feb. 27, 1996. Survived by his daughter, Sherry Massarotti, Pueblo- grandchildren, Kim Pearce and Kevin Massarotti- great-grandchildren, Devin and Brandi Pearce, all of Pueblo- brother, Raymond (Lydia) O'Brien of Orange Park, Fla.- and his cousin, Dale Sullivan of Little Rock, Ark. Mr. O'Brien retired from Dana Perfect Circle in 1975 where he was an inspector. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999, at 663 Del Rio Drive in Pueblo West. (Ran 4/10/99)

O'Brien, James
James O'Brien – Durango Democrat – October 20, 1904 – Stockman Killed by Falling From Car – Pueblo, Oct. 19 – James O'Brien, a well known stockman of Montrose, Colo., was instantly killed yesterday afternoon by being thrown from the top of a car on an east-bound Missouri Pacific train at Eads, Colo., a small station about 100 miles from Pueblo. His remains were brought to Pueblo late yesterday evening by T. G. McCarthy and will probably be sent to Montrose some time today. It appears that O'Brien, who had charge of several cars of cattle which he was taking to the stock markets at Kansas City, was riding on top of one of the cars when the train suddenly slacked up, throwing him from the top of the car. He rolled under the wheels, several cars passing over his body before his fate had been learned. Death instantly followed the fall.

O'Brien, John Hinton
John Hinton O'Brien – Hoisington Dispatch – April 1944 - John H. O'Brien, father of Mrs. Marguerite McLaughlin of this city passed away [April 10, 1944] at Silver City, New Mexico, Monday afternoon at the age of about 70 years. Arrangements are being made to hold the funeral services here at St. Johns Catholic church Monday morning and lay the remains beside his wife, who passed away 30 years ago the 19th of this month. Mr. O'Brien was born near Marshall, Mo., but grew to manhood at Lake City, Colorado. He spent one winter here about 32 or 33 years ago. Surviving are five children and one sister. The children are, John O'Brien Jr., and Mrs. Tom (May) Walker of Los Angeles, Leonard O'Brien who is in the navy somewhere in the Pacific, Mrs. Leo (Ida) Krier of Glendale, California. The sister, Mrs. Ida Soderholm lives at Lake City, Colorado. [John H. O'Brien died 10 April, 1944 near Silver City, New Mexico and was buried in St. John's Cemetery on 17 April 1944. Appeared in Hoisington Dispatch, Hoisington, Barton County, Kansas]

O'Brien, Margaret Louise
Margaret Louise Fenno O'Brien – Hoisington Dispatch – April 1924 - A very sad death occurred at the hospital at Great Bend at 1 o'clock a.m., Saturday, when Mrs. Margaret Louise O'Brien passed away, following an operation, leaving a family of five children ranging in age from about 13 to 22 years. Mrs. O'Brien was 45 years, 10 months and 8 days old, having been born in Barton county June 11, 1878. Mrs. O'Brien was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fenno, who located in North Barton County about forty-six years ago. She is survived by her five children, John, Leonard, Mae, Mrs. Margaret McLaughlin and Ida, all of whom are making their home in Hoisington. John and Leonard were working in California but were called home on account of their month's illness. She also leaves three brothers, Charley, James and Allen Fenno, all of California. She made her home in Barton County until at the age of 17, she moved with the family to Lake City, Colo., where she was united in marriage to John B. (sic) O'Brien, December 19, 1898. Later they moved to Pueblo where they lived until 1919. Since that time she has resided in Hoisington. Funeral services were held at St. Johns Church at 9 o'clock Tuesday, April 22, conducted by Rev. A. H. Walsh and interment was made in St. Johns cemetery. The bereft brothers and especially the children have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their sister and mother. [She died April 20, 1924. Obituary appeared in Hoisington Dispatch, Hoisington, Barton County, Kansas]

O'Brien, Michael
Michael O'Brien – Pueblo Star Journal – October 17, 1914 – Section Hand Struck By Train And Killed – Salida, Colo. – Michael O'Brien fell under the wheels of a passenger train and suffered intense agony. He died in the Salida hospital of the Denver & Rio Grande RR here Sunday morning. O'Brien was about 50 years old. Employed as a section hand on the Denver & Rio Grande RR at Riverside, a small station between Buena Vista and Granite. He was in Granite and started to walk back to Riverside, a distance of nine miles. A few miles East of Granite, at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, he was run down by passenger train No. 6. The engine and tender passed over his body, crushing the bones in his arms and legs and mutilating his body in a horrible manner. He was walking around a sharp curve when the train struck him in the back. O'Brien was extricated from the wheels and placed on board the train and brought to the Salida hospital. The injured man was unable to explain how he allowed the train to overtake him while he was walking along the track. He is thought to have been intoxicated, and not aware of the approaching danger. His body was removed to an undertaking establishment and an effort is being made to locate some of his relatives.

O'Brien, N. J.
N. J. O'Brien - Wray Rattler - June 28, 1907 - Three Blown Into Eternity - Boiler on Engine Explodes With Terrific Force - The boiler on engine No. 110 of a Denver & Rio Grande westbound train exploded just as the train rounded a curve one mile east of Florence at 5:30 the morning of June 19th. The engineer, fireman, and head brakeman were instantly killed. The body of the engineer, Thomas Ewing, was blown sixty-five yards to the right of the cab. The body of the fireman, N. J. O'Brien, was found 100 yards back of the engine close to the track. There were about ten cars of rails in the train, and about the tenth car, the body of the fireman struck the rails. He slid along until he struck one of the standards of the car and fell from there to the ground, his body being picked up just at the side of the track. The head brakeman, who was evidently riding on the fireman's side of the cab, was C. B. Gooch. He was found fifty yards to the left of the train. His back was badly scalded and he was internally injured. Ewing, the engineer, had a wife and three children living at Pueblo. Some years ago he was night marshal at Florence. N. J. O'Brien, the fireman, was evidently throwing a shovelful of coal into the fire at the time of the explosion. His body is badly burned all over and he must have traveled over the tender and a distance of fully ten car lengths before he fell from the train. Head Brakeman Gooch lived a few minutes after his body was found. Gooch and O'Brien also lived in Pueblo and O'Brien leaves a widow and two children. Gooch was single. Boiler Flew Far. The crown sheet of the boiler was found about twenty yards from where the explosion took place, but the boiler bounded ahead, struck the rails about 100 feet ahead of where it burst and bounded from there to a field at the right of the track. From there it took another jump and eventually landed about eighty yards from where the trucks were left standing uninjured upon the track. John Martz, the conductor in charge of the train, claims that while riding in the caboose at 5:32 o'clock he heard the terrific explosion and the sudden jar of the train, and, as he looked out, he saw the bodies of the three men sailing through the air. An examination of the boiler by engineers of experience shows that the water was very low. The crown sheet was burned badly and the heads of many rivets burned off. Ewing, the engineer, was a member of the local lodge of Masons of Florence and also a member of the Pueblo lodge of Elks. But little appears to be known of Brakeman Gooch, he having been a new man on this division.

O'Brien, Patrick
Patrick O'Brien - Walsenburg - August 1898 - Died, Patrick O'Brien, 62, in the Sisters Hospital in Trinidad. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery here. He is survived by daughters Mrs. William Dick and Mrs. Albert Hausler. [Editor's Note: O'Brien, Patrick 8/8/1898 WW 8/11/1898 1. Buried St. Mary South Cemetery: O'Brien, Patrick born 1836 died 8-?-1898.]

O'Brien, Patrick
Patrick O'Brien - Huerfano World - August 23, 2001 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1898: Died, Patrick O'Brien, 62, in the Sisters Hospital in Trinidad. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery here. He is survived by daughters Mrs. William Dick and Mrs. Albert Hausler. [Editor's Note: Patrick O'Brien died August 8, 1898. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, August 11, 1898, Page 1.]

O'Brien, Patrick John
Patrick John "Jack Jr." O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2001 - - Patrick John "Jack Jr." O'Brien was born March 13, 1962, in Colorado Springs and departed this life May 21, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth O'Brien; sisters, Ginger Bartley and Terri O'Brien; brother-in-law, Danny Bartley; nieces, Danelle, Patricia and Brittanie; nephew, Christopher O'Brien; and his many friends and co-workers. He is preceded in death by his father, William John (Jack) O'Brien. Jack graduated from Coronado High School in Colorado Springs in 1980. He followed his father's footsteps, becoming a master pressman and achieving his and his father's dream: opening a family print shop in Pueblo. Jack was a loving son, brother and uncle. People who met Jack instantly knew what a big heart he had. He will be missed by all. Recitation of the rosary will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2001, followed by Mass at 1:30 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. There will be no public viewing. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart at 414 W. 11th, Pueblo, CO, 81003.

O'Brien, Sara
Sara Rodgers O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1986 - Sara Rodgers O'Brien, late of 1439 E. 19th St., died March 16, 1986, at a focal hospital. Survived by her husband, Robert f. O'Brien, of the family home; daughter, Sara Mae (Michael) Desmond, Denville, N.J.; grandson, Brenden Desmond; and her twin brother, William A. Rodgers, Pueblo. Member of first Baptist Church, Amoma Class of her church. Past Queen of Daughters of the Nile, Ruhamah temple No. 71, Eastern Star Adah Chapter No. 34, Shriners Ladies of Pueblo, Ladies Consistory and Cactus Rebekah. Born Jan. 23, 1913, in Reno, Nev. Pueblo resident since 1920. Mr. and Mrs. O'Brien were married May 26, 1946, in Pueblo. Service, 2 p.m. March 19 at Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel with William Leroy officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Convalescent Endowment Fund, Ruhamah Temple No. 71, 720 W. Pitkin Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004. At her request the casket will be closed.

O'Brien, William John
William John (Jack) O'Brien - Pueblo Chieftain - September 24, 2000 - William John (Jack) O'Brien was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Colorado Springs and departed this life Sept. 21, 2000, in Pueblo. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth H. O'Brien; children, Jack O'Brien, Ginger Bartley and Terri O'Brien; son-in-law, Danny Bartley; grandchildren, Christopher, Danelle, Patricia and Brittanie; numerous friends and students; and his brother, Joe O'Brien. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Patrick and Virginia O'Brien. He retired after 20 years of service at Pueblo East High School where he taught graphic arts. Prior to his teaching career, he worked in production for his father at O'Brien Typesetting and Printing in Colorado Springs and also taught at Pikes Peak Community College. He was a Colorado native who loved the outdoors, his many students and especially his family. At his request, cremation. Visitation, 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Funeral Home, 329 Goodnight, Pueblo, Colo., and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand in Pueblo, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral, 11th and Grand, Pueblo, CO 81003.

Obrin, John E.
John E. Obrin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 1987 - John E. Obrin of 806 E. Routt. Born Sept. 27, 1911, passed away April 14, 1987. Husband of Esther Obrin and father of John M. (Sandie) Obrin, Pueblo, and Joseph M. Obrin, Boulder; brother of Anna Kolesarek and Helen Lindvay, all of Pueblo; brother-in-law of Flora Spinuzzi, Lena and John Soldano and Frances Obrin. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and good friend, Debra A. Schilling. Preceded in death by his brother, Joe Obrin, and his parents, John and Anna Obrin. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Obrin was employed by the Alpha Beta Meat Packing Plant (formerly Nuckolls Packing) for 42 years, retiring in 1976. He was a veteran, of service with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and a former member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Service, Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will greet friends in the -parish hall following the rosary service. Funeral home visitation hours are from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Ocana, Floyd P.
Floyd P. Ocana - Denver Colorado - October 11, 2000 - Floyd P. Ocana of Monte Vista, a construction foreman, died Sept. 28. He was 66. Mass was said Oct. 4 at St. Cajetan's Church. Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery. He was born Aug. 31, 1934, in Antonito. On March 9, 1956, he married Bessie Ann Maestas in Sacramento, Calif. She preceded him in death. He was member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. His interests included bingo. He is survived by a daughter, Cyndi Mendoza, Denver; two sons, Gilbert, Denver, and Ramon, Monte Vista; two brothers, Armando, Denver, and Julian, Walsenburg; two sisters, Mary Lopez, Aurora, and Vicky, California; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Ocana, Reynaldo Elias
Reynaldo Elias "Ron" Ocana - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 2000 - Reynaldo Elias "Ron" Ocana, 44, departed this life July 1, 2000, at IHS of Pueblo. Born Dec. 2, 1955, in Trinidad. He was a journeyman roofer. Served in the U.S. Army for over 10 years and was a football fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. Preceded in death by his mother, Louise Ocana; stepfather, Clemente Montano; brother, George Abeyta; sister-in-law, Connie Abeyta; and favorite aunt, Emily Trujillo. Survived by a son, Jon Ocana; siblings, Cindy (Gilbert) Vigil, Ida (Lawrence) Valverde and John Ocana; uncle, Lee Trujillo; special friends, Authur Hicks and Mona Reyes; also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. At Mr. Ocana's request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church, Rev. Jesse L. Perez, celebrant. Family will receive friends at the church hall following the Mass.

Ocana, Theresa
Theresa Ocana - Pueblo Chieftain - July 04, 1997 - Theresa Ocana, Denver. Recitation of the rosary followed by Mass of Christian Burial, 8 a.m. today, St. Cajetan Church, 299 S. Raleigh St. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Occhiato, Patsy Gay
Patsy Gay Occhiato - Pueblo Chieftain - April 16, 2005 - Patsy Gay Occhiato, 61, passed away April 14, 2005. Survived by her son, Jerry D. Webb of Pueblo; grandchildren, Carissa Carr, Cassie Webb and Brandon Webb; sisters, Connie (Troy) Studer of Idalou, Texas, and Shyree Rawlings of San Angelo, Texas; brother, Jackie (Gloria) Payne of Mineral Wells, Texas. Preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Kimberly Gay Carr. Born to Carlos and Zola Payne, Dec. 15, 1943, in Pecos, Texas. Patsy served as housing and human services director for Pueblo County government and served on many boards. Her accomplishments and contributions to her community are extensive. Her passion for helping those in need is legendary. Always going beyond the expectations of her job, Patsy was highly instrumental in developing effective, cooperative working relationships with the city and many non-profit agencies in Pueblo. Everyone loved Patsy's Texas "drawl," her ready smile, sense of humor and fun and easy, friendly way of dealing with people from all walks of life. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 10th and Grand. Funeral Mass, 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2005, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with the Most Rev. Arthur N. Tafoya as celebrant. Interment will be in Balmorhea, Texas.

Ochoa, Jesus
Jesus Ochoa - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Aged War Veteran Dies Here Monday. After a lingering illness of four years, Jesus Ochoa, 99, one of the oldest Civil War veterans, passed away at his home here, 913 Elm Street, Monday morning [August 9, 1926]. The death of the aged veteran brought to a close the history of a man whose entire life has practically been spent in the service of his country, and whose career was filled with thrilling experiences encountered in his many campaigns. Ochoa was born in Sonora, Old Mexico, in February, 1827. Early in life he came to the United States, and enlisted in Company A., first regiment, New Mexico cavalry. He also served as a private in Company B, first regiment, New Mexico, cavalry. With these outfits he saw service in the Civil War. He came to Florence, Colo. from Santa Fe, N.M. fifty years ago. He engaged in the occupation of farming, remaining near Florence until October 1915, when he came to Pueblo to make this city his home. He lived here until his death. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Delphinia Ochoa, of Canon City. Funeral will take place at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the family residence. Interment will be in Roselawn cemetery, under the direction of T.G. McCarthy & Sons.

Ochoa, Shirley A.
Shirley A. Linkous Ochoa - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2003 - Shirley A. Linkous Ochoa, 58, of Pueblo, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 2003. She was born Dec. 18, 1944 in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her father James A Linkous and mother Maria Nettie Archuleta and numerous family members. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Teresa Ochoa of Pueblo, Shirell (Jose) La Grenade of Dallas, Texas and three granddaughters, Sherrae, Jordan and Jessica. Shirley's granddaughters were the joy of her life and she was always excited to hear their voices or see their faces. Rosary Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Holy Family Parish at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, at 2 p.m. with entombment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. In memory of Shirley, a potluck will be at the Parish Hall following the services on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the family.*

Ochs, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Ochs - Pueblo Star Journal - October 16, 1949 - Mrs. Elizabeth Ochs, widow of William H. Ochs, who died in Pueblo in 1927, passed away in Denver, Colo. Sunday morning. Mother of Mrs. Audrey M. Melby and Mrs. Margaret J. Watson, grandmother of Audrey Sue Melby and Peggy Diane Watson, all of Denver and sister of Charles Sillito, St. Louis, Mo. Member of Pueblo chapter No. 7 Order of Eastern Star Pueblo. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. interment will be made on the family plot in Roselawn.

O'Coner, Charles
Charles O'Coner – Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 1913 – Chares O'Coner, age 32, died in Grand Junction yesterday. The remains will arrive in Pueblo this morning and will be in charge of the United Undertaking Company. He is survived by one brother William O'Coner, who resides in this city, and is employed by the D&RG railroad. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. – Mar. 20, 1913 – The funeral of Charles O'Conner will be held this morning at 8:30 o'clock at the chapel of the United Undertaking Company at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's church. Father Schimpf officiating. Interment in Roselawn.

O'Connor, Bessie A.
Bessie McDonald O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2002 - Bessie McDonald O'Connor, 95, passed away Dec. 7, 2002, in Pueblo, Colo. Born March 2, 1907, in rural Riverton, Colo., to James and Harriett McDonald, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 21 years, William J. O'Connor. Survived by her nieces, Ruth (John) Allen, Jackie (Al) Ralphelson, Janis (Tony) McCambridge; nephews, Byron McDonald, Pat (Sandy) McDonald, William (Pat) McDonald, Richard (Kay) McDonald, and Raymond (Delores) McDonald; stepdaughters, Marilyn (George) Allenbach and Alice (Jim) Stephan; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Before Mrs. O'Connor married, she had been director of budgets and accounting and secretary of the Board of Education for District No. 60. She was an employee of the school district for 36 years. Viewing, Wednesday, Dec. 11 from noon to 5 p.m., the family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Viewing, Thursday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Services, Thursday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Charitable contributions may be made to Assistance League of Pueblo or Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

O'Connor, Edith J.
Edith J. O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - May 25, 1987 - Edith J. O'Connor, late of 1017 E. Sixth, passed away May 23, 1987. Mrs. O'Connor was a member of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene and the SRDA. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. O'Connor, in 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Betty (Walter) Ketchum of Pueblo; two brothers, Jim Mathews of Pueblo and Fred Mathews of Arkansas; one grandson, Jerry Ketchum of Tacoma, Wash.; one granddaughter, Kathy McIntosh of Colorado Springs; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Don Nelson of the Belmont Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family may be contacted at 623 W. 12th.

O'Connor, Emmett
Emmett O'Connor – Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1924 – the funeral of Emmett O'Connor was held Monday morning at 9:30 from the McMinn funeral home and at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's church. Rev. Father Neenan celebrated requiem high mass and the children's choir sang the requiem. A number of members of the B of L.F.E. No. 59 attended the services and exemplified their burial service at the cemetery. The flower bearers were J. C. Howard and F. W. Mangus. The pall bearers were T. J. Miller, F. A. Labelle, H. G. Meeks, J. V. Leffler, C. Powell and C. E. Haas. Burial was in Roselawn. – In Memoriam – Live on good terms with thy fellows: Cheerful and kind was the disposition of Emmett O'Connor, who was born in Jackson County, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1885. One who believed in being kind to his fellow men and all those around him and firmly believed that every dark cloud had a silver lining. His life was that of a railroad man, the last railroad work was as an engineer and fireman for the C & W and D& RGW. About a year ago he was stricken with that dreaded disease of cancer and in the short space of a year this young hearty man was stricken down. Behold what havoc the scythe of time has wrought. This cycle of time came his way Saturday morning June 14, and his soul took its departure to that realm beyond this earth. He leaves to mourn his loss a loving wife who has been faithful ever until the end; five children, Frank, Everett, Jessie, Mary and Dannie; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. O'Connor of Delta, Colo.; Mrs. Lottie Chambers, Mrs. O. Pratt of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Nellie St. John, Fort Lupton, Colo.; Miss May O'Connor of Delta, Colo.; Frank O'Connor of Grand Junction, Colo.; William O'Connor of Salt Lake City; Albert O'Connor of Hastings, Colo.; and L. J. O'Connor of Sacramento,. Calif. and a host of friends. Charles Kincaid, sec'y R.R. Y.M.C.A.

O'Connor, Marcus James
Marcus James O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2000 - Marcus James O'Connor, 46, of Pueblo, passed away March 27, 2000. Born on April 3, 1953, in Rocky Ford, Colo. Survived by his sister, Pearl Laperla; friends, the entire Belarde family, Gino Espinosa and Garo Espinosa. No viewing. At his request, cremation. Memorial funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday at Romero Chapel, Rev. Leonard Racki, officiant.

O'Connor, Margaret Alice
Margaret Alice O'Connor - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2001 - Margaret Alice O'Connor, of Pueblo, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in Pueblo. She was 84. The daughter of William Patrick O'Connor and Julia O'Rourke O'Connor, she was born June 13, 1917, in Penrose, Colo. Her family moved back to Pueblo and lived in the Grove neighborhood during the flood of 1921. Margaret graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Colorado, Pueblo Community College and the University of Southern Colorado. She retired from the Colorado & Wyoming Railroad after working there for 40 years. She was preceded in death by her brothers, William J. O'Connor and John J. O'Connor. She is survived by her nieces, Marilyn Allenbach of Boulder, and Alice Stephan of Arvada; three grandnieces; and two grandnephews; and their children and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Bessie O'Connor. She was a member of Altrusa Club, Beta Sigma Phi, Professional Secretaries International and the Shrine of St. Therese. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Oden, Leatrice B.
Leatrice B. "Lee" Oden - Pueblo Chieftain - September 1, 1987 - Leatrice B. "Lee" Oden passed away Aug. 27, 1987. Survived by her mother, Mrs. Winnie Howard, Pueblo; brother, James Darrell Brown, Escondido, Calif.; stepbrother, Lewis Howard, Denver. Also survived by her nephews, Darrell Ray Brown, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Eric Von Brown of Phoenix, Ariz. Preceded in death by her husband, John B. Oden on July 10, 1983. Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Tucumcari, N.M., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring as physical education instructor at Risley Middle School. Mrs. Oden raised and showed cocker spaniels and was a well-known professional dog handler. There will be viewing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. Graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Hugh A. Critchett officiating. The family will receive friends at the family home of Bob Haney, 1215 23 1/2 Lane following the service.

Odle, Helen D.
Helen D. Odle - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 1987 - Helen D. Odle, 51, of Cimarron, Kan., formerly of Pueblo, died Nov. 12, 1987, in Garden City, Kan. Survived by husband, Elwin; two sons; four daughters; five brothers, including Mike Borneman, Pueblo; four sisters, including Karen Beck, Pueblo; and seven grandchildren. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Cimarron.

Odom, Harvey Wayne
Harvey Wayne Odom – Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2000 - Harvey Wayne Odom, 80, resident of Fowler Health Care Center since June 1, 1973, died March 31, 2000. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at Mountainview Cemetery, Manzanola, Colo.

O'Donnell, Hester Ella
Hester Ella O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2003 - Hester Ella O'Donnell, passed away Jan. 14, 2003, in Tahlequah, Okla. Born July 23, 1909, in Okemah, Okla., to Florence Keys and Otie Langwell, who preceded her in death along with her husband of 19 years, John "Brick" O'Donnell, who passed away in 1988. Survived by her nieces and nephews and a host of close friends. Hester was a member of the Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES, P.M., PAD, Grand Electa 81 & 82, Harmony Club, Past Matrons Club president, Laurel Court No. 16 Order of Amaranth, and PRM. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

O'Donnell, Janet Lorraine
Janet Lorraine O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2000 - Janet Lorraine O'Donnell, 61, of Walsenburg, went to the Lord Nov. 18, 2000. She was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. She is preceded in death by her father, James Angel. Survived by her mother, Anna Lee Angel, Kansas City, Mo.; sons, Michael, Ronald, Timothy, Gregory, Darrell and Nathan Leciejewski; daughter, Valerie Leciejewski; brothers, Tom, Bill, John, David and Charlie Angel; sisters, Dolores Hamrick, Mary Leftridge and Judy Miller; also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will never be forgotten. The world is a different place without her. Funeral service to be held Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Romero Chapel, Walsenburg, with Minister Alan Tinsley officiating. Interment to follow at North St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Calvary Baptist Fellowship Hall after interment.

O'Donnell, Janet Lorraine
Janet Lorraine O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - November 22, 2000 - Janet Lorraine O'Donnell, 61, of Walsenburg, went to the Lord Nov. 18, 2000. She was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. She is preceded in death by her father, James Angel. Survived by her mother, Anna Lee Angel, Kansas City, Mo.; sons, Michael, Ronald, Timothy, Gregory, Darrell and Nathan Leciejewski; daughter, Valerie Leciejewski; brothers, Tom, Bill, John, David and Charlie Angel; sisters, Dolores Hamrick, Mary Leftridge and Judy Miller; also survived by eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will never be forgotten. The world is a different place without her. Funeral service to be held Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Romero Chapel, Walsenburg, with Minister Alan Tinsley officiating. Interment to follow at North St. Mary Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at Calvary Baptist Fellowship Hall after interment. Janet O'Donnell - Lamar Daily News - November 20, 2000 - By Jim Farmer Lamar Daily News Saturday morning a car crossed the center line on US Highway 287 near the Baca/Prowers county line, and collided with the left side of a Wal-Mart semi-truck. The result of the accident, a destroyed truck, an extensively burned trailer and a woman is killed. According to information from the Colorado State Patrol, Janet O'Donnell, age 61, of Walsenburg, CO, was traveling northbound on US 287, when her car crossed the center line and collided with the side of the Wal-Mart truck driven by Frank Keplar, age 62, of Amarillo, TX. The truck caught fire on impact and came to rest in the barrow ditch and O'Donnell's car stopped in the left lane of the highway. The truck cab was destroyed by flames and the trailer and contents were extensively damaged as firefighters from Baca County Fire Department, Prowers County Volunteer Fire Department and Lamar Fire Department fought the fire. The initial call was received by emergency crews at 10:25 a.m. Besides fire equipment, ambulances responded from Springfield and Lamar, along with units from the Baca County Sheriff, Prowers County Sheriff and the Colorado State Patrol. O'Donnell died from multiple injuries at the scene and was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Richard Orndorff. Rescue workers used Jaws of Life and other extrication devices to remove the victim, who had not been wearing a seatbelt. According to Patrol Trooper Hill at the scene, Keplar, who was wearing a seatbelt, was able to escape the burning truck without injuries and was not transported to the hospital. The truck-tractor burned to the ground leaving only the engine hulk, wheels, frame and exhaust stack.

O'Donnell, Lloyd Charles
Lloyd Charles "Chuck" O'Donnell - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2002- Lloyd Charles "Chuck" O'Donnell of Pueblo West passed away Aug. 27, 2002. Mr. O'Donnell attended college at Idaho State and received his degree from Denver University. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He worked for the CF&I as an industrial engineer, and later for the BF Goodrich Co. as superintendent of furnace and deck, from which he retired. Chuck was an active member of Central Christian Church for many years. He served as president of the Pueblo Jaycees and chairman of Young Republicans. Chuck leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Jean; two children, Kevin (Wanda) O'Donnell, Shelbyville, Ky., Erin (Pat) Corcoran, Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Megan and Mandy O'Donnell, Cassie and Callie Corcoran; sister, Daisy (Forrest) Daley, Chandler, Ariz.; and nephews, Craig (Susan) Daley, Phoenix, and Kurt Daley, Chandler, Ariz. Viewing at the funeral home on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 until 10 a.m. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Central Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Christian Church Memorial Fund in Mr. O'Donnell's name.

O'Donnell, Mr.
Mr. O'Donnell – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – January 9, 1873 – Mr. Ed. O'Donnell, the foreman of H. A. E. Pickard's brick yard, was called to his old home in Virginia yesterday, to attend the funeral of his father, who died very suddenly a day or two ago. With Mr. O'Donnell's many friends here, we heartily sympathize with him in his great loss.

O'Donnell, Mr.
Mr. O'Donnell - Colorado Daily Chieftain - January 9, 1873 - Mr. Ed O'Donnell, the foreman of H.A.E. Pickards' brick yard, was called to his old home in Virginia yesterday to attend the funeral of his father, who died very suddenly a day or two ago. With Mr. O'Donnell's many friends here, we heartily sympathize with him in his great loss.

O'Donoghue, Rosalie
Rosalie O'Donoghue - Huerfano World - May 16, 2002 - Rosalie O'Donoghue, dear friend, grandmother and more, died on May 5, 2002, surrounded by family and friends. Born on May 5, 1930, she graduated from high school in Walsenburg and from UC Boulder. She is survived by her son Sean and his wife Yvette; grandchildren Zoe and Ian; mother Josephine Marchiori; sister Meda Antonioni and her husband Arthur; and many nieces and nephews. An avid traveler with a great love for adventure, Rosalie had many friends. She taught in the DPS system for many years before becoming an educational consultant. Both personally and professionally, she inspired many and she will be deeply missed. A Celebration of life in her honor will be held at the Denver Botanical gardens on June 3, 2002 at 11 a.m.

O'Dorisio, Angelina
Angelina "Angie" O'Dorisio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2005 - Angelina "Angie" O'Dorisio, 75, born March 6, 1930, passed away Oct. 17, 2005. Survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jim O'Dorisio; children, Chuck O'Dorisio, Jim (Cathy) O'Dorisio, and Jeanne VanZandt; and grandchildren, Tressa Vigil and Jim Bob O'Dorisio, Megan, Jessica and Tyler O'Dorisio, Morgan O'Dorisio and Travis VanZandt. Also survived by her great-grandson, Michael Vigil; and sister, Rosemary Cortese. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Carmella Spinuzzi; brothers, Tony and Casey Spinuzzi, and sister, Phyllis Musso. Angie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking care of her family. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association in Angie's memory.

O'Dorisio, Vera
Vera O'Dorisio - Pueblo Chieftain - August 16, 2005 - Vera O'Dorisio, age 94, passed away on Aug. 12, 2005. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Angie) O'Dorisio, Bennie (Vickie) O'Dorisio; grandchildren, Robbin (Tom) Carpenter, Dawn (Ken Kirkendall) Torri, Ben (Paula) O'Dorisio, Stephen (Maurene) O'Dorisio, Jim (Cathy) O'Dorisio and Jeanne VanZandt, Chuck O'Dorisio and Mike (Kandace) O'Dorisio; 19 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Orma Oreskovich; and numerous nieces and nephews. Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie B. O'Dorisio; parents, Joseph and Theresa Giordano; brothers, John, Alfred and Tony Giordano; and sister, Josephine Consonero. Vera was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today, with family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.

Odorozzi, Serafino
Serafino Odorozzi – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Serafino Odorozzi is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Serafino Odorozzi: Austrian, age 35, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Oechsle, Anton
Anton Oechsle - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1986 - Anton Oechsle, 83, passed away Dec. 2, 1986, following a lengthy illness. Husband of Emma B. Oechsle and father of Anton O. (Peggy) Oechsle, Vienna, Va., and John J. (Inge) Oechsle, Pueblo. Brother of Alois Oechsle, Ottenbach, Germany, and Sister Marie who resides in Switzerland. Survived also by grandchildren, Natalie Topash, Heidi Rodosta, Teri Oechsle, Mike Oechsle, Jon Oechsle, Bryan Springfield and Gary Springfield. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Paul Oechsle, Ventura, Calif. Member of St. Francis Xavier parish; Knights of Columbus Council No. 557; Men's Nocturnal Adoration Society of the Cenacle of the Blessed Sacrament; the Holy Name Society; honorary life member of the Pueblo German Club and member for more than 50 years of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen International Local No. 2. Mr. Oechsle came to Pueblo from his native Germany in 1925 and was employed as a bricklayer for more than 50 years. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Imperial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 E. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Oechsle, 52 Robertson Rd.

Offdenkamp, Alma
Alma Offdenkamp (nee Rooth) - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1997 - Alma Offdenkamp (nee Rooth), 81, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs on Dec. 1, 1997. Survived by her daughter, Kay (Alan) Vancil of Colorado Springs- son-in-law, Jerry Edinger of Kennan, Wis. - and granddaughter, Heather Vancil. Also survived by her sisters, Elsie Rooth and Ethel Welch of Pueblo, Ida Jackson of Phoenix, Ariz. - and numerous nieces and a nephew. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Offdenkamp on April 6, 1993- and daughter, Gail Edinger on Oct. 5, 1997. Born on Dec. 28, 1915, in Pueblo. Alma and her husband owned and operated Harry's Grocery Store on the East Side of Pueblo for more than 25 years. Member of Bethel United Methodist Church. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Steve Burnett officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Bethel United Methodist Church in Pueblo through the funeral home office.

Offdenkamp, June K.
June K. Offdenkamp - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1998- June K. Offdenkamp, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Sept. 23, 1998. Mrs. Offdenkamp was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Kate Kretschmer and the wife of the late George I. Offdenkamp. Mrs. Offdenkamp was a graduate of Centennial High School, class of 1932, and was employed as a bookkeeper at Southern Colorado Power Company for 35 years. Survived by her cousins, Nancy K. (Thomas A.) Habiger of Pueblo, James J. Habiger of Littleton, Colo., and Mary Ann (Todd) Boldt, Fort Collins, Colo. Private graveside service.

Offenbacher, J. V. (Mrs.)
Mrs. J. V. Offenbacher – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – October 12, 1875 – Died at Cucharas, Colo., on the 29th day of September, 1875, Mrs. J. V. Offenbacher.

Ofsanko, Nettie E.
Nettie E. "Bettie" Ofsanko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 1986 - Nettie E. "Bettie" Ofsanko, June 17, 1986. Mother of Ray (Joyce) Oxford and Dollie (Wally) Tedrow, both of Pueblo. Survived also by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ofsanko was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was an involved member of the Susanna Wesley Circle of United Methodist Women. She was a Pueblo resident for the past 60 years and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. bolt mill in 1967 after 23 years of service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Roselawn.

Ogami, K.
K. Ogami – Hugo Range Ledger – November 12, 1910 – Deadly Explosion at Trinidad – Note: K. Ogami is listed among the dead of the Delagua Mine Disaster, November 8, 1910. K. Ogami: Japanese, age 30, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; death was caused by an explosion of gas and dust and possibly an open lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, “Colorado Mining Fatalities.” He was buried in Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad, Colorado. Click here: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/delagua.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

O'Gane, Buckley P.
Buckley P. O'Gane "Popi" - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2001 - Age 84, passed away March 23, 2001, after a brief illness. Preceded in death by son, Alan O'Gane. Survived by his loving wife, Simonita P. O'Gane; and children, Kathleen O'Gane, Marlene O'Gane, Agnes (Jerry) Monteith, Timothy (Crystal) O'Gane, Patrick (Kathy) O'Gane, Michael (Rose) O'Gane, Shawn (Bonnie) O'Gane; as well as 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Buck served in the Army as a sergeant during World War II. He enjoyed his profession as a master leather craftsman. Memorial service Wednesday, March 28, 2001, 3 p.m., T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Reception information will be announced concluding the service. In lieu of food and flowers donations can be made in his name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, CO 81004.

Ogaz, Vincent
Vincent Ogaz - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1986 - Vincent Ogaz of 2618 Pine, Feb. 24, 1986. Husband of Mrs. Rachel Ogaz. Father of Justine (Ramon) Romero, Ventura (Bill) Ogaz-Montoya, Cassandra (Raymond) Razo, Vincent (Christine) Ogaz Jr., all of Denver; Rowena Ogaz and Leticia (Mathew) Keith of Albuquerque, N.M.; Felipa (Geoff) Duncan, Scotland; Dario (Irene) Ogaz, Germany; Asteria (Robert) Lovato, Arizona; Dahlia (Morris) Medina, Porfirio (Diane) Ogaz, Saturnina Ogaz, Ismael Ogaz and RaVin Ogaz, all of Pueblo. Brother of Jacinta Cruz, Isabel Ogaz, Florentino Ogaz, Mary Casados; Roberta Van Dyke, Angela Sandoval, Ruben Ogaz, Anselmo Ogaz and Juvencio Ogaz. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Mr. Ogaz was a retired employee of the Pueblo Army Depot and was a veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Imperial. Family will receive friends at 1638 Wabash.

Ogden, Edwin G.
Edwin G. Ogden - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1999 - Edwin G. Ogden, 84, passed away Jan. 28, 1999. Preceded in death by his wife, Margie Ogden. Survived by his children, Dale Ogden, Wheatridge, Nancy (Brett) Rice, Springer, N.M., and Todd (Kathy) Ogden, Pueblo. Grandfather of Katie Ogden. Also survived by his brother, James Ogden, Black Canyon, Ariz. - niece, Jamie Johnson, Phoenix, Ariz. - and special friend, Helen Lutes, Pueblo. He was a member of Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), and Masonic Lodge No. 31 AF&AM. Funeral service, Monday, 1 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Ogden, Kenneth P. Jr.
Kenneth P. Ogden Jr. – Times Record News - February 18, 2004 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kenneth P. Ogden Jr., 85, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in Wichita Falls. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Rev. John Swistovich officiating. Burial will be held in Rosemont Cemetery under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Lunn's Colonial Chapel. Kenneth was born June 6, 1918, in Walsenburg, Colo., the eldest son of Kathryn and Kenneth Ogden, in the railroad section-house where his grandfather was foreman on the C&S Railroad. He graduated from Trinidad High School, and worked several odd jobs including on the railroad. In 1941, he volunteered into the service, and was stationed at Fort Benning as a Tech. Sgt. He retired in 1945 as a Tech. Sgt Paratrooper. When he came home in December 1945, he met and married Georgia Rickman, now his wife of 58 years. The Ogden family all returned to work on the railroad from the C&S to FWD and BNF. Kenneth was employed for 33 1/2 years on the BN. Then he took a job as Railroad Inspector for the U.S. Government, which required traveling four states. He retired in 1983, returning to Wichita Falls to be with family. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; his son Michael Ogden; his sister Yvonne Rodgers; two grandchildren: Leslie Peterson and her husband Brandon, and James Ogden, all of Wichita Falls, and by various nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Ogle, Christina
Christina Ogle - Huerfano World - April 9, 1992 - Funeral service for Christina Faye Ogle, 100, who died in long term care of Huerfano County Medical Center Apr. 7, 1992, will be Friday at 10 a.m. from J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Born Apr. 27, 1892, in Castle Gate, UT, she attended Greeley Teachers College and married Roy W. Ogle July 4, 1911 in Cortez. Survivors include nieces and nephews and good friends, Nora Carlson, Floyd and Betty Jeter. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo.

O'Grady, William
Mr. William O'Grady - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1957 - Mr. William O'Grady, 125 W. Grant, died Tuesday at a local hospital following an illness of one week. Former owner and operator of the LaSalle Hotel and resident of Pueblo for 57 years. Member of St. Patrick Church. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie O'Grady; a son, John R. O'Grady of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandsons, Robert J. O'Grady, U. S. Air Force in Newfoundland, John W. O'Grady of Upland, Calif., and Joseph F. O'Grady of Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia Joanne Chandler of Pueblo; one great-granddaughter, Shelly Jo Chandler; and a nephew, William Ryan of Durango, Colo. Recitation of the rosary Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church. Funeral services 9 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Church. Interment Gate of Heaven section, Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1957 - Mr. William O'Grady. Requiem mass will be celebrated today at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Interment will follow in the Gate of Heaven Section of Roselawn Cemetery.

Ogrodowski, Mary
Mary Ogrodowski - Blue Valley Times - April 25, 1913 - Girl of Sixteen Shots out Brains - Trinidad - “Mother, you will never get another chance to scold me!” cried Mary Ogrodowski, sixteen, as she rushed into her room and blew out her brains with a revolver.

Ogulin, Mary Racheal
Mary Racheal Ogulin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 1999 - Mary Racheal Ogulin, 93, passed away Jan. 27, 1999. Survived by her sister, Angela (Carl) Soldano, San Jose, Calif. - and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and one nephew. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Ohlrogge, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth “Liz” C. Ohlrogge - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Elizabeth “Liz” C. Ohlrogge , age 51, fell asleep in Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003 at her home. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ken. A memorial service will be conducted at Bethany Lutheran Church, Pueblo, on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be given, in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice of Pueblo.

Ohlson, Bertha J.
Bertha J. Ohlson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2001 - Age 96, resident of the Prairie View Village, Las Animas, Colo., died March 21, 2001, at Ark-Valley Medical Center. Bertha is survived by two nephews, Richard (Connie) Harris, Las Animas, and James (Karen) Harris, Aurora; great-nieces and nephews, Shannon Jill, Emily, Adam and Amber Harris. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colo. Interment will follow in Las Animas Cemetery. Family prefers memorials to Prairie View Village.

Ohlson, Edward A.
Edward A. Ohlson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 2003 - Edward A. Ohlson of Arvada, formerly of Pueblo, died Jan. 26,2003. He is survived by his wife Jackie Taylor Ohlson, three daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Service, Lakewood Christian Church, 2005 Kipling, Lakewood Colo., 2:00 p.m. Thursday.

Ohrel, Omer
Omer Ohrel - World Independent - January 5, 1934 - Funeral Services For Omer Ohrel To Be Monday Morning - Body of Former Resident Arrives in Walsenburg This Morning - Omer Ohrel, 27, who died last Tuesday evening in St. Louis, as the result of blood poisoning, will be buried Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary's Church; Ohrel's body arrived in this city this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ohrel, and his wife, Irene, accompanied the body from St. Louis. Ohrel was well known in this city. He attended St. Mary's school, Creighton University, and graduated with a medical degree from St. Louis University. He has been practicing medicine in St. Louis for the past three years. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery under the direction of the Unfug Peet Mortuary. - The Daily Reminder - January 9, 1934 - Funeral Services Yesterday For Omer Ohrel - Funeral services were held Monday morning at high mass at the St. Mary's Church for Omer Ohrel, 27, son of Mr. And Mrs. Joe Ohrel. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Unfug Peet Mortuary. [Dr. Omer Ohrel - 1907 - January 7, 1934 - Son, Age 27 From Obit - Omer J. died January 2, 1934; buried January 8, 1934, residence Walsenburg. Notes 27 years old, born in Walsenburg, infection, died in St. Louis, Missouri - St. Mary's Death Records]

Ohse, John W.
John W. Ohse - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2000 - John W. Ohse, 76, passed away Oct. 23, 2000. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean A. Ohse of the family home; sons, Larry Ohse and Mark Ohse, both of Denver; brother-in-law, James Pettus; sister-in-law, Donna (Ed) Carter, all of Flint, Mich.; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Bessie Ohse; sisters, Florence Pettus and an infant sister; and parents-in-law, Alberto and Helen Mansfield. John was born May 3, 1924, in Branch, Mich. He retired from General Motors Buick Division, in Flint, Mich., in 1980 and moved to Pueblo West in 1981. John was an avid outdoorsman and artist. He was an instructor and former member of Pueblo Art Guild. Member of UAW Local No. 599 Buick and Liberty Point Mobile Home Association. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene. Interment at a later date.

Ohse, Larry John
Larry John Ohse - Pueblo Chieftain - June 10, 2004 - Larry John Ohse, 55, passed away June 8, 2004. Survived by his mother, Jean A. Ohse; brother, Mark Ohse, both of Pueblo West; aunt and uncles, Donna and Ed Carter and James Pettus, all of Flint, Mich.; and several cousins. He will be missed by many friends in Colorado and Michigan. Preceded in death by his father, John William Ohse on Oct. 23, 2000. Larry was born June 20, 1948, in Flint, Mich. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and worked as an auto parts warehouseman for General Motors Parts Plant. He loved being outdoors, fishing, motorcycling and was an avid fan of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.

Okoren, Virginia M.
Virginia M. Okoren - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1986 - Virginia M. Okoren of Pueblo West. Graveside service and burial, 10 a.m. Friday. Jane 13, at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, With the Rev. Fred Block officiating.

OKorn, Rudolph Sr.
Rudolph "Yogi" OKorn Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 27, 2006 - Rudolph "Yogi" OKorn Sr., 71, passed away April 25, 2006. Preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Margaret OKorn; sister, Betty Jean Byrnes; brother-in-law, Phillip Mitchell. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary; children, Karen (Robert) King and Rudolph A. OKorn Jr.; grandchildren, Rhonda, Karri, Alicia and Robert Kyle King; siblings, JoAnne Fidler, Pat (Bob) Beeman, Katherine Smith and Barbara Mitchell. Also survived by numerous other relatives and special friend, Joe Kennick. Rudolph graduated from Central High School in 1953 and served with the Marine Corp during the Korean War. Rudolph worked in the Rail Finishing Mill at CF&I Steel Mill for 39 years before retiring in 2000. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.



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