The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Olander, Edward
Edward Olander – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – April 17, 1978 – Edward Olander – Services and burial for Edward Olander, of Canon City, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Price officiating. Mr. Olander died Friday following a lengthy illness in a Canon City Hospital. He was born Nov. 14, 1892, in Pueblo and had been a resident of Canon City for seven years. He was retired. He formerly lived in Colorado Springs and Ellicott. Mr. Olander was a Protestant and served in World War I. He is survived by two sisters, Anni Campbell of Colorado Springs and Selma Adams of Grandview, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

Oldaker, Scott Holmes
Scott Holmes Oldaker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2005 - Scott Holmes Oldaker, 78, died March 29, 2005. He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Canon City to Frances Ellen Oldaker. Scott grew up in Canon City, and then lived in Pueblo for 58 years before moving back to Canon City 2 years ago. He was a newspaper carrier for The Pueblo Chieftain for more than 30 years. Scott also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mailman. He married Patricia Ewing in 1950; she preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 1980. Scott was a member of the Canon City Elks Lodge, Florence Eagles and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was a judge at Beacon Hill Speedway for many years, and loved aircraft piloting/flying. Scott is survived by his sisters, Ruth (Walter) Rodie, Ardis (Chester) Tong; nephew, Bill Tong; nieces, Laurie Martin, Marie (Rick) Robart, Cindy (Bryan) Happ; step-nieces, Pam (Tom) Swisher and Patti (Mike) Ives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances; and step-nephew, Robert Singer. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Holt Chapel of the Garden in Canon City. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Pueblo. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Oldenburg, Rita
Rita (Martinez) Oldenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2004 - Rita (Martinez) Oldenburg, 29, Born July 6, 1974, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2003. Preceded in death by her parents Martin and Julia Martinez, Sister Lola Samora. She leaves to cherish her husband Andy, children Leslie, Zavier, and Elijah. Also survived by Marilyn (Kenny) Gonzales, Paul Martinez, Theresa (Rick) Bertholf, Kathy Martinez (Greg Madeo), Vicky (Dennis) Aguilar, Liz Martinez, Martin (Tina) Martinez Jr. In Laws Nadine, Gale (Pam) Oldenburg, Christina (Mark) Anderson, Jeff (Kelly), numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Rita was greatly loved and will be forever missed. Services at St. Leander's Church at 2:00pm, Monday, Jan. 5, 2004. Family and friends to meet in the Hall after services.

Oldfield, L. Geraldine
Geraldine "Gerry" Oldfield - Pueblo Chieftain - April 14, 1999 - L. Geraldine "Gerry" Oldfield, 76, of Pueblo passed away April 12, 1999. Survived by children, Brenda D. Gill, Aleta (Charlie Fetty) Oldfield, Susan Laporte, Diane (Ed) DeVor and Richard Oldfield Jr., 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous cousins and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Ollie and Delia Choate, and husband, Richard. Gerry was a member of the "Big Hiller's Pioneer Broadcasters Association," and was in broadcasting for 30 years at KOAA and KCSJ as Traffic Director, retiring in 1982. She lived her last years with and for her children and grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Oldham, Donald H.
Donald H. Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - May 22, 1987 - Donald H. Oldham, 77, passed away May 21, 1987, following a brief illness. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had been employed by Southern Colorado Power Co. for many years, retiring in 1975. Husband of Wilma Oldham, of the family home. Father of Duane (Helen) Oldham, Robert Edward (Virginia) Oldham, David (Carol) Oldham, H. Gaylord (B. J.) Oldham, Raymond Oldham, Patsy (Dannie) Valencia, and Peggy Oldham. Brother of Charles (Lee) Oldham, Grace Houston, Kay (Vic) Vodopich, Estell Wells, and brother-in-law of Stella Oldham. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A son, D. H. Oldham Jr., preceded him in death in 1934. Services at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with Vaughn Graham officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family prefers contributions to the Heart Fund through the funeral home office.

Oldham, Howard Gaylord
Howard Gaylord Oldham - Colorado Springs Gazette - August 22, 1989 - Howard Gaylord Oldham, 49, of Colorado Springs died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness. He was a truck driver with Southland Corp. and had been a manager for Zales Jewelers. Private services were conducted in Pueblo. Shrine of Rest Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Oldham was born Feb. 4, 1940, in Rye. He is survived by his mother, Wilma V. (King) Oldham of Pueblo. Mr. Oldham was preceded in death by his father, Donald H. Oldham. He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1972 and was a former resident of Pueblo. Mr. Oldham graduated from Central High School, Pueblo. He also is survived by his wife, B.J. (Gregory); a son, Gregory Donald of Colorado Springs; four brothers; and two sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 105, Colorado Springs 80903.

Oldham, Raymond
Raymond Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2003 - Raymond Oldham, was born Sept. 14, 1946, and passed away Feb. 5, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald H. and Wilma Oldham; his brothers, Donald H. Oldham, Jr., Duane Oldham, Robert Edward Oldham and Howard Gaylord Oldham; his brother-in-law, Dannie Valencia; and sister-in-law, Betty Jean "B.J." Oldham. He is survived by his brother, David Oldham; sisters, Patsy Valencia and Peggy Oldham; and his sister-in-law, Helen Oldham. Raymond worked at CF&I Steel for 38 years and was an avid fisherman as well as an accomplished artist and craftsman. At his request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. For more information, please see Raymond's memorial at

Oldham, William W.
William W. Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - August 05, 2001 - William W. Oldham passed away Aug. 4, 2001, in Pueblo. Bill was born July 1, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., to William E. and Mary Sherwin Oldham and had lived in Pueblo West since 1997. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1944 to 1946, following which he was a civilian employee of the Air Force in McAllen, Texas, where he trained Army pilots. Bill later lived in Omaha, Neb., and was employed by the Peter Kewit & Sons Construction Company for 15 years as their corporate pilot. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1 in Omaha, an avid golfer and enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Oldham is survived by his wife, Bess Oldham; his children, Sherwin "Mike" Oldham and Teresa Oldham; a sister, Mary Mahoney, all of Kansas; grandchildren, Mandy Montalvo, Cara and Philip Oldham; great-granddaughter, Ashley Montalvo; his stepchildren, Debbie Fogel of Pueblo, Rick Graen of Oklahoma, Duane Graen of Nebraska, and Doug Graen of Denver; stepgrandchildren, Megan Graen, David Boone, Trudy Jo Bowne; as well as several nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Friends will be received at an open house at 316 W. Burke in Pueblo West on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, from 1 until 4 p.m. Donations in memory of Mr. Oldham may be made to the American Cancer Society, either direct or through the mortuary.

Oldham, Wilma V.
Wilma V. Oldham - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 2002 - Wilma V. Oldham, 90, passed away Dec. 15, 2002. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Oldham, May 21, 1987; four sons, Donald Herbert Oldham Jr., Duane Oldham, Robert Edward Oldham and Howard Gaylord Oldham; and by her son-in-law, Dannie Valencia. She is survived by her children, David Oldham, Yuma, Ariz., Raymond Oldham, Pueblo West, Colo., Patsy Valencia, Pueblo West and Peggy Oldham, Joplin, Mo.; sister-in-law Helen Oldham of Berryville, Ark.; and her sister, Olive Hillhouse of California. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. She was a member of Northside Christian Church. Visitation, 2 to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Rose Chapel, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the direction of T.G. McCarthy Funeral Homes in Pueblo, Colorado, 719-543-5611.

O'Leary, Dennis
Dennis O'Leary - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - May 16, 1878 - A day or two since we stated that a soldier had been killed at Fort Lyon. The Las Animas Leader gives the following particulars of the affair: The person killed proved to be Dennis O'Leary, private of Company E., 19th Infantry; the killer, Sergeant Henry Sweiss. The main facts appear to be that O'Leary - reputed to be ordinarily a good soldier - had become very much intoxicated and was behaving in a turbulent manner in a sutler's store. Capt. Hotsenpiller, the post commandant, being present, ordered him to his quarters. He refused to go, using defiant language and seizing hold of the officer. From him he turned upon Mr. Brown, the post trader, and they two clinched and had a violent scuffle. O'Leary was finally put out of the store, and started in the direction of Old Town. The sergeant of the guard, Henry Sweiss, with two soldiers was sent by the commanding officer with orders to arrest him. They approached him and the sergeant told him what his orders were, but the man, still wild with drink, defied the guard, saying he would not be taken, at the same time holding a brickbat in his hand. Sergeant Sweiss advanced within a few feet of him with his gun in the position of “ready.” O'Leary still refused to be taken and raised the brickbat, as if to throw, when Sweiss fired, the ball striking the man in the upper lip and passing through his brain, causing death almost instantly. The jury, owing to a disagreement, failed to either criminate or exonerate the party doing the killing, so that the verdict was merely nominal. The coroner deemed it best, under the circumstances, to order the arrest of Sweiss, and a warrant for this purpose was accordingly issued and placed in the hands of Sheriff Hickman. Colorado Weekly Chieftain - May 8, 1879 - Sergeant Henry Sweiss, indicted for killing Private O'Leary at Fort Lyon, some time since, was yesterday acquitted in the district court in this city. The shooting was done by the sergeant in the discharge of his duty. Sergeant Sweiss was ably defended by Judge Decker. Sweiss is an old soldier, having served for thirteen years and leaves the court without a stain on his good character.

O'Leary, Phillip A.
Phillip A. (Gus) O'Leary - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 1953 - Phillip A. (Gus) O'Leary of 118 Cypress, Aug. 23. Son of Mrs. Julia O'Leary. Brother of Mrs. Clara Barnett, Mrs. Marguerite Sterner, Miss Corinne O'Leary and Clement O'Leary, all of Pueblo. Member of Our Lady of Assumption Parish and the WOW Temple Camp No. 131, Rosary recitation Monday, 7:30 p.m. at the home, 118 Cypress. Services Tuesday 8:30 a.m. from the home. Requiem High Mass 9 a.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church. To Mountain View.

Oleen, Swanson
Swanson Oleen - Brandon Bell - April 17, 1914 - Striking Miner Shot Down - La Veta - Swanson Oleen, a striking miner, was shot fatally by Everett Lively, a mine owner's detective, in Pete Lage's saloon here.

Olesen, Judith Ann
Judith Ann Baccarella Olesen - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2002 - Departed this life Jan. 31, 2002. She was born Aug. 9, 1955, to beloved parents Ben and Rose Baccarella, Pueblo, Colo. She is survived by her parents, loving husband, Craig, and three children, Nunzy, Renae and Nicholas. She is also survived by her in-laws, John and Jean Olesen; brothers-in-law, John (Debbie) and Randy; and also by her aunts, Dorothy Baccarella of Rockvale and Katherine (Millen) Lauriski and Rose Baccarella, both of Pueblo. She is also survived by her many good friends. Judy was preceded in death by brother, Michael, and uncles, Pete and Philip Baccarella. Judy graduated from East High School in 1973, then from Adams State College, with a master's degree in business administration, as well as with a teaching degree. She taught two years in Grand Junction, two years in Greeley and 10 years at Otero Junior College in La Junta. Judy loved her garden and flowers. She also loved her music and books. Her husband, Craig, was her best friend, and her dog, Jasper, was her constant companion. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice, in care of Ustick Funeral Home. Rosary, 10:30 a.m. with Mass immediately following on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Saint Peter's Church, Rocky Ford, Colo.

Olesky, Walter J.
Walter J. Olesky - Rocky Mountain News - September 15, 1993 - Walter J. Olesky, 78, of Denver died Sept. 11 at home. Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 3990 Pierce St. in Wheat Ridge. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Olesky was born June 1, 1915, in Oakview. He worked as an engineer with the Rio Grande Railroad and as a Postal Service labor relations executive prior to his retirement. Survivors include his wife, Esther; three sons, Charles, Marty and Tom; two daughters, Mary Pat Olesky and Judy Losasso; five brothers; one sister; and seven grandchildren.

Oleson, Sven
Sven Oleson - Huerfano World - April 19, 1990 - This Week in La Veta History - 1914: Sven Oleson was buried in the town cemetery after he was shot and killed in the Columbine Saloon.

Olguin, Alex
Alex Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1986 - Alex Olguin, 78, passed away Nov. 28.1986, at Northern Colfax County Hospital in Raton N.M., after a short illness Born Jan. 29, 1 908, in El Paso Texas, to Pedro and Estanislada Olguin., Alex for many years farmed and raised turkeys in Model, Colo. He drove the school bus for the Model and Hoehne school systems. He served on the Model School Board and the County High School Board. In 1968, he moved to Trinidad. While living in Trinidad, he was active in various community projects, some of which include, Model Cities, urban renewal authority, Trinidad Dam Project, the Sopris R-22 project and Uplands. He was an active parishioner, Eucharistic minister and served on the parish council at St. Joseph Church. He was a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus Council, 1072, Trinidad; Sociedad Union Justicia y Caridad, the Confederation Mutualista Mexicana (La Confederacion Lodge) and the Sociedad de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, of which he became a member in 1968. Upon becoming a member, he was elected president, a position he held for 17 years. During his tenure as president, the organization grew from 8 to 225 members. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Annie, four sons, five daughters, and 26 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special rosary service for the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held 3 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rosary for friends and relatives will be at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Mast of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment, Catholic Cemetery. Special graveside service will be conducted by the Guadalupe Lodge and the Confederacion Lodge.

Olguin, Alfonso
Alfonso "Al" Olguin – Albuquerque Journal – February 12, 2004 - Alfonso "Al" Olguin, 82, a resident of Los Alamos and formerly of Rio Rancho, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2004. Al was born March 3, 1922 the son of Clemente and Dora Armijo Olguin in Pryor, Colorado. The Visitation will be held today, Thursday, February 12, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with the Service at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Deacon Frank Smith officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 2:00 PM. Military Honors will be presented by the VFW post 2951. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920

Olguin, Catherine
Catherine Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 30, 1998 - Catherine Olguin, 80, passed away Jan. 28, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, Condello Olguin, in December of 1985- and two brothers. Survived by her children, Frances Vallejos, Walsenburg, Clem (Bernadette) Olguin, Lois Jeanette Escalante, both of Pueblo- nine grandchildren- 13 great-grandchildren- two great-great-grandchildren- sister, Jennie Leri, Pueblo. Also survived by brothers-in-law- sisters-in-law- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass, Saturday, 9:30 a.m., St. Joseph Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Olguin, Clem R.
Clem R. Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2004 - Clem R. Olguin, Sunrise 12-16-40, Sunset 3-09-04. Husband of Bernadette Olguin. Father of Candace Olguin, Tony (Cindy) Olguin, Paris (Tiffany) Olguin, Crystal (Al) Granados. Grandfather of Christopher, Catherine, Shayla, Antonio, Anthony, Makenzie, Kenneth, Cyerra and Belle. Brother of Frances Vallejos, Lois Jeanette Escalante, Charlie Cadena, Richard (Caroll) Cadena, Manuel (Stella) Cadena, Theresa Cadena, Elizabeth (Leroy) DeHerrera, Katie (Klaus) Priebe, Mike (Mary) Cadena and numerous family and friends. Preceded in death by parents Condello and Catherine Olguin, in-laws Albert and Mary Solis, brothers Raymond and Max. Rosary will be Thur. Mar. 11, 2004 at 7pm, St. Leander Parish. Funeral mass will be Sat., March 13, 2004 at St. Leander Parish. Family will receive friends at American Legion, 2420 Santa Fe Drive. He will be missed by all family and friends. His motto being “Life is simple- you make it complicated” and we'll always remember his philosophy “I Did It My Way.”

Olguin, Flora
Flora Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 01, 1986 - Flora Olguin, 78, passed away Saturday, June 28, 1986, at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs. She was born Feb. 29, 1908, in Huerfano County. Predeceased by husband, Jasper Olguin, August 1985; son, Jake Lee Pacheco in 1956; Terry Olguin in 1961; and first husband, Jake Pacheco in 1949. Survivors include children, Millie (Joe) Medina, Pueblo; Abe Delmer (Frances) Pacheco, Torrance, Calif.; Jane (Eladio) Gutierrez, Colorado Springs; stepchildren, Gilbert (Sarah) Olguin, Pueblo; Jose Jasper (Goldie) Olguin Jr., Midland, Texas; Dennis (JoAnn) Olguin, Pueblo; Shirley (Manuel) Serrato, Walsenburg; four sisters; two brothers; 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary service, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 2 p.m. Wednesday; both at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. At her request there will be no viewing except by family.

Olguin, Louie A.
Louie A. Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 2003 - Louie A. Olguin, 84, born Aug. 7, 1919, passed away Dec. 25, 2003. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Alice Barrett Olguin; children, Anthony (Barbara) Olguin, Dave (Fannie Lira) Olguin, Emily (Arthur) Madril, and Elizabeth (Orlando) Pineda; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen (Lawrence) Maestas and Lupe Alguin. Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Aurelia Olguin; brothers, Ben and Mervin Olguin; and grandson, Robert Pineda. At his request there will be no viewing. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, and funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday; both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family may be contacted at 2730 Atlanta Ave.

Olguin, Terence
Terence Olguin - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - May 12, 1961 - Three Pueblo Girls Killed in Soldier's Car Crash - Pueblo, Colo. - . A Broomfield motorcyclist and a Walsenburg teenager were killed early Thursday in traffic accidents. Terence Olguin, 17, of Walsenburg, was killed when he sped into an alley, apparently to escape pursuing police, and crashed into the side of a warehouse. Two passengers, Loyd Quintana and John Louis Vigil, escaped serious injury. Olguin was a senior at Walsenburg High School. His companions are in the junior class. Police Chief Mike Rampa said he and another officer spotted Olguin zig-zagging his car down Main Street shortly after midnight and gave chase. Rampa said Olguin whipped into an alley, hit a power pole guy wire, bounced over a railroad track and smashed into a warehouse. Olguin was killed outright. An electric circuit was broken when the power pole guy wire was snapped, and a section of Walsenburg was without power for three to four hours. Olguin's car made a hole, 10 feet square, in the side of the cinder block warehouse.

Olguin, Tony
Tony Olguin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1999 - Tony Olguin, 85, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 11, 1999. Preceded in death by daughter, Roberta Mabel Olguin, 1985; stepson, Lawrence Thomas Jackson, 1983; and parents, Manuel and Elena Olguin. He is survived by loving wife, Cappie Olguin; children, Christina Olguin and Mary Olguin; sister, Frances (Willie) Naranjo; brother, Fred Olguin; stepchildren, Lawana Walker, David Gonzales and Veretta (Joe) Gallegos; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a volunteer for senior citizens. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Holy Family Catholic Church.

Olin, Ceylon Howard
Ceylon Howard Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1957 - Howard Olin, a former Pueblo resident, died in Denver Thursday after an illness of three weeks. He was born here and was the son of the late Fred E. Olin. His sister, Mrs. Mable Olin Swain and a nephew, Frederick Swain, of Altadena, Calif., survive. T. G. McCarthy Funeral Home will announce services.  Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 1957 - Private services for C. Howard Olin. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday, 9 a.m. at Shrine of St. Therese Church.  Interment Roselawn.

Olin, Ettie Emma Gates
Ettie Emma (Gates) Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1940 - Mrs. Fred Olin Taken By Death; Services Today - Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Olin, who died early Friday at her home, 1901 Lake avenue, following a long illness, will be held today at 3:30 p.m. in the Davies chapel.  Mrs. Olin, a resident of Pueblo since March 1, 1884, had been practically an invalid for several years and had been bed-ridden eight weeks.  Her husband died here Jan. 19, 1937.  They were married March 30, 1882, in Lawrence county, New York.  Mrs. Olin was the mother of Mrs. Mabel Swain, an employe of the city health department, and of Howard Olin, formerly of Pueblo, now of Oklahoma City, Okla.  She is survived also by one grandson, Frederick Olin Swain, Pueblo, and a brother, A. F. Gates of Philadelphia, N. Y.  She was a member of the First Congregational church; of Pythian Sisters, temple No. 52 and of Banner circle No. 4, Neighbors of Woodcraft.

Olin, Fred E.
Fred E. Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1937 - Fred E. Olin, Former City Commissioner, Dies. Former City Commissioner Fred E. Olin, who served three complete terms as a member of the city council, died suddenly at his home at 1901 Lake Avenue early Tuesday evening. He was 75 years old. In particularly good health in view of his advanced age, Mr. Olin was stricken suddenly about 5:30 p.m. in the kitchen of the family home, just as he was preparing to leave to attend a Knights of Pythias meeting. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Olin, who was 75 years old on Nov. 2, first was elected to the city council in the fall of 1915, defeating Thomas A. Duke, the incumbent, in one of the closest races ever produced by a Pueblo municipal election. The unofficial tabulation gave Mr. Olin a margin of 12 votes and this was reduced to a lead of six votes in the official count. Serving as city commissioner in 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919, Mr. Olin retired from the council at the completion of his term, but was reelected for another four-year term in 1921, and for a third term in 1925. He completed his third term as a member of the city council Dec. 31, 1929. During his entire tenure of office, Mr. Olin served as commissioner of parks and highways. Mr. Olin came to Pueblo from the state of New York on March 1, 1884. He had resided here ever since. Engaging in various business, he finally established a grocery business in the Grove district then transferred it to a store on West Abriendo Avenue which he operated for many years. He was a member of the First Congregational church and for many years had served as a member of the board of trustees of the church. He was a life member of the Knights of Pythias, Lodge No. 52, and at the time of his death was keeper of records and seals for the order. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Ettie E. Olin; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Olin Swain, both of the family home; a son, C. Howard Olin, 1126 East Fourth Street, and a grandson, Frederick O. Swain. Funeral arrangements, which are to be made by the Davis mortuary, had not been completed Tuesday night.

Olin, Fred E. G.
Fred E. G. Olin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1914 - Fred E. Olin is Suddenly Stricken After An Operation - Well Known and Popular Pueblo Boy Died Yesterday Afternoon - Had Just Returned from College to Spend His Vacation With His Parents - Fred E. G. Olin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Olin of 507 west Abriendo avenue died at a local hospital in the city yesterday afternoon June 21, 1914, following an operation for appendicitis.  The young man was born April 17, 1895 in Pueblo where he has resided continuously and was one of the most popular young men of the city.  He is survived by his father and mother and sister Mabel and brother Howard.  He was a student of Carlile grade school and graduated from Central high school with honor in the class of 1913.  He had just completed his first year at the University of Colorado at Boulder, having returned from that institution but a few days since expecting to spend his vacation period with his family and friends in Pueblo.  He was a member of the First Congregational church of this city, and of Alpha-Tau-Omega fraternity at Boulder.  While attending the university he was chosen assistant manager of the U. of C. foot ball team and was much interested in athletics and was exceedingly popular with his class-mates and acquaintances being a young man of high attainments and exemplary habits.  He was taken ill at his home late Tuesday and was removed to the hospital and operated on Thursday, but failed to rally.  Every means known to medical science was applied and everything possible done to aid his recovery, but the hand of death held in its grasp the young life of hope and promise and surrounded by his immediate family he quietly parted away.  The funeral will be held from the family home, 507 West Abriendo Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.

Olinger, J. W.
J. W. Olinger – Aspen Tribune – May 13, 1901 – Olinger – Undertaker Who Lost His Mind During Train Robbery, Dies in Pueblo – Denver. May 13. - J. W. Olinger, of Denver, the undertaker who lost his mind after a train robbery and was sent to a sanitarium in Pueblo, is dead. The case has attracted considerable attention. Mr. Olinger was quite weak both physically and mentally and was being sent east for his health. The train on which he was traveling was held up by robbers and all the passengers were relieved of their valuables. One of the passengers resisted and Olinger witnessed the fight and the cold blooded murder of the man who did not wish to give up his money. He did not become insane at once but his mind gave way under the horror in a week.

Oliva, Jason Edward
Jason Edward Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2002- Jason Edward Oliva, 28, departed this life Dec. 2, 2002. A lifetime Puebloan, Jason was born Aug. 8, 1974. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Macario and Susie R. Oliva. Survived by his son, Daylen King Oliva; siblings, Lucass Oliva, Angela (Brian) Banks, Holly Oliva, Kelly (Jim) Elson; his parents, Edward (Laura) Oliva and Laura Chario; five uncles, Paul (Cheryl) Chario, Cass (Rose Lee) Oliva, Jesse Oliva, David Oliva, Mark (Ruth) Oliva; three aunts, Karen (Doug) Conry, Debbie (Martin) Castillo, Sandra Oliva, several nephews, numerous cousins, other relatives and friends to include special friend, Nella; and special daughter, Niesha Pweitt. Jason enjoyed life and the music of the Beatles and cooking. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jason Edward Oliva Memorial Fund at any branch of U.S. Bank.

Oliva, Josephine
Josephine Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - February 27, 2000 - Josephine Oliva, 91, passed away on Feb. 24, 2000. She was born Feb. 28, 1908, in San Francisco del Rincon, Gto. Mexico. She is survived by her children, Regina Stevens, Steve (Monique) Oliva, Raymond (Mary) Oliva, John Oliva, Angelo (Avelina) Oliva, Rita Fujiwara; sisters, Mary Mendoza, Dorothy (Wesley) Dall, Isabel (Isaac) Tienda and Margaret (Paul) Sandoval; brother, Emilio Camargo; and numerous grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ysa Oliva; sisters, Benita Bravo, Elveira Casares; daughter, Carmen Stevens; and brother, Chris Bravo. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Our Lady of Assumption Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing Sunday, noon until 5 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oliva, Macario
Macario Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1999 - Macario Oliva, affectionately known as Jack, 75, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 20, 1999. Survived by Mary, his beloved wife and best friend; children, Cass (Sandy) Oliva, Jess Oliva, David (Amy) Oliva, Karen (Doug) Conry, Butch Zaccardi, Ed (Laura) Oliva, Debbie (Martin) Castillo, Mark (Ruth) Oliva, Teri Ruybal, Ken (Ruby) Mata; sisters, Virginia (Henry) Goins, Juana "Jane" Guzman, Natividad "Teva" Martinez; special granddaughter, Mariah Rivas; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren to include several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Jack worked at the Army Depot as an ammunition and surveillance inspector for 37 years, retiring in 1980. Mr. Oliva served in the U.S. Army during World War II receiving three bronze stars and a purple heart. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive guests after the interment at 22 Posada Drive in El Camino. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Oliva, Michael J.
Michael J. Oliva - Greenhorn Valley News - February 9, 2001 - Michael J. "Mike" Oliva, 43, born Aug. 6, 1957, passed away Feb. 1, 2001. Survived by his wife, Jaymie Oliva, children, Audra Conner, Joshua Conner, Scott Orcutt; mother, Senida Oliva; brother and sisters, Leonard (Donna) Oliva, Robert (Rose) Oliva, Rita Oliva, Elizabeth Trujillo; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Joan Shields, aunt, Gloria Spinuzzi, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives; close friends Tom and Kathy Kelley. Preceded in death by his father, Angel Oliva; niece Adrinna Trujillo; grandparents; and two uncles: Pete Spinuzzi and Macario Oliva. Mike was honorably discharged at the rank of Lance Corporal from the US Marine Corps and was a member of the DAV. He was the Assistant Manager at Kwal Howell Paint Store. Mike was also an avid Bronco fan. A viewing was held on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. The memorial service was held Mon., Feb. 5 at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Denver Children's Hospital in his memory.

Oliva, Senida R.
Senida "Ida" R. Oliva - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2003 - Senida "Ida" R. Oliva, 71, of Pueblo, sunrise, Nov. 23, 1931, sunset, Dec. 31, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Anna Mendez; husband, Angel Oliva; son, Michael Oliva; granddaughter, Adrinna Shantel; and two brothers-in-law, Macario Oliva and Pete Spinuzzi. Survived by sons, Leonard (Donna) Oliva, Robert (Rose) Oliva; daughters, Rita Oliva, Elizabeth (Robert) Apodaca; daughter-in-law, Jaymie Oliva; very special sister, Gloria Spinuzzi; and aunt, Margaret Sandoval. Also survived by nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her two special pets, Horsey and Kiki. Ida enjoyed her time going to Cripple Creek. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Olivas, Benedict B.
Benedict Benito Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 2002 - Benedict Benito Olivas, 71, known to family and friends as “Lucky Olivas,” departed this life Oct. 29, 2002. Lucky was a retired security guard from the former Pueblo Army Depot, also was a retired auto mechanic from the Pueblo County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He owned East Second Street Garage and worked at Roberts Front End and Alignment. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. Ben was a friend to all who would seek him out. He always took time to listen, lend a helping hand or fix their car without being paid. He prayed his rosary daily, worked his crossword puzzles and always had a good joke to tell. He was a lifetime member of DAV Chapter 39. Preceded in death by his parents Francisco and Melina (Armijo) Olivas; beloved wife, Patricia (Meehan) Olivas, Oct. 25, 1994; granddaughter, Jennifer Lynne Walker, 1986; brothers, Cornelio Joe Olivas, Gonefacio “Bonnie” Olivas, Paul J. Olivas, Cipriano Olivas and Steve Joe Olivas; sisters, Arsinia Gallegos, Maria Canchola, Inez Sanchez, Carmelita, Maria Anna and Arminda Olivas; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Marine; fathers-in-law, Phillip Meehan and Joe Marine; and aunt, Lora Armenta. Survived by his beloved children, Catherine (Matt) Walker, Cynthia (Ray) Aranda, Benedict A. (Charlene) Olivas, Franklin C. (Elizabeth) Olivas; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ralph (Rose) Olivas, Tony (Rose) Olivas, Myrtle (Joe) Montoya and Marie Mascarenas; and numerous godchildren, other relatives and friends. Ben was born March 22, 1931, in La Salle and had also lived in Kersey and Avondale, Colo. He and his late wife, Patricia, were married Nov. 12, 1955, at St. Therese Church in Vineland. Visitation, 4 to 6 p.m. before rosary. Both services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2400 W. 22nd St. Rosary vigil, 6 p. m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Msgr. Mark A. Plewka, celebrant. Full military honors at graveside, Imperial Memorial Gardens, by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The Olivas family will receive friends at Holy Rosary Hall following the burial rites.

Olivas, Carolina
Carolina Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2006 - Carolina Olivas, 72, passed away Jan. 13, 2006. Survived by her husband, Jess Olivas of the family home; children, Hilda Garcia and Roseann Olivas; son-in-law, David Anaya; brothers, Tom Jaquez, Edward James (Shirley) Jaquez and Anastacio (Carmen) Jaquez; special grandson, Joshua (Rachel) Anaya, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Sarah (Mike) Martinez, Nick Garcia, Diana Anaya, Melanie Garcia and Jay Garcia; five special great-grandchildren, including Isabel Renee Anaya. Preceded in death by her daughter, Jessica Diane Olivas; parents, Eduardo and Lucy Jaquez; and siblings, Frances Jaquez, Charles Jaquez and Stella Terrazas. Carolina was born July 24, 1933, in Pueblo. She was a nurse aide at Parkview Hospital and member of St. Leander Church. Viewing in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Father Tony Wojcinski as celebrant. Both services at St. Leander Church, 6th and Monument. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to American Heart Association.

Olivas, Celso
Celso Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 28, 2000 - Celso Olivas, 97, of Pueblo, formerly of San Luis, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000. Predeceased by his wife, Rose Olivas. Survived by his daughter, Angela Grissom of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery.

Olivas, Clara A.
Clara A. Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2001 - Clara A. Olivas of Boone, Colo., passed away June 19, 2001. Graveside service, 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2001, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo.

Olivas, Felix
Felix Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 1986 - Felix Olivas, 81, late of 2534 Crawford, died March 25, 1986. Mr. Olivas lived in Pueblo the past 37 years and formerly of San Luis, Colo. He retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1962 with 15 years of service. Survived by his wife, Clara B. Olivas; three sisters, Susie La Cross of Denver; Pacificia La Combe of San Pedro; Alice Romero of Colorado Springs; two brothers, John Olivas of San Luis; and Margarito Lovato of Greeley. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rivera Chapel. Complete arrangements pending.

Olivas, Jessie M.
Jessie M. Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2006 - Jessie M. Olivas, 78, born Oct. 16, 1927, passed away Feb. 3, 2006, into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Preceded in death by her parents, Rosa and Jose Garcia; and her brother, Ambrose. She will be sadly missed by her beloved husband, Sandy Olivas; her children, Sandra (Donald) Smith, Yvonne (Kevin) Peattie; and her adoring grandchildren, Dustin, Samantha, Sydnie, Timothy, Kelly and Tyler. She also leaves behind her dear sister, Josephine Garcia; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. At her request, there will be no public viewing as cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 900 E. Routt, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006.

Olivas, Joe
Joe "Harry" Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1987 - Joe "Harry" Olivas. 57, late of 1607 E. Fourth, passed away Aug. 27, 1987. Preceded in death by his wife, Lola V. Olivas in 1984, and his father, Joseph C. Olivas in 1978. Survived by his children, Richard (Kristi) Olivas, Nancy (Michael) Gallegos, Joseph Olivas and Anthony (Sue) Olivas, all of Pueblo; his mother, Margaret Olivas of Pueblo; sisters, Esther Barnes, Patsy (Ned) Barros, Florence (Saul) Trujillo and Dolores Olivas, all of Pueblo, Elsie (Ted) Doxtater and Gloria (Carl) Galpin, both of Penrose; brothers, Sandy (Jessie) Olivas, Jerry (Sylvia) Olivas and Felix Olivas, all of Pueblo; and six grandsons. Mr. Olivas was employed at Nobel Star as a hide tanner. Veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict; member of VFW Post 61 and American Legion Post 203. Rosary service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30; Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, both services at St. Leander Church. Interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with Pueblo Ritual Team. Family will receive friends and relatives at 41 Churchill Road.

Olivas, Richard E.
Richard E. Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - December 20, 2005 - Richard E. Olivas, 48, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 16, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lola Olivas. Survived by his sons, Kenneth Olivas (Marie Policiano) and Bruce Olivas; brothers, Joe C. Olivas and Anthony Olivas; sister, Nancy Gallegos; grandchildren, Mercedes and Moses; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. At his request, cremation has taken place.

Olivas, Salvador
Salvador Olivas – Brandon News – October 27, 1921 – Salvador Olivas was killed and Jose Garcia critically injured when an automobile in which they were riding overturned between Walsenburg and La Veta.  Two other occupants of the car were slightly injured.  Passing motorists discovered all four men lying in the road beside the overturned machine.

Olivas, Theresa
Theresa Olivas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2002 - Theresa Olivas, 71, of Pueblo, departed this world on Oct. 9 after a courageous battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her former husbands, Sylvestre Arteaga and Fred Olivas; father, Modesto Garcia; mother, Lupe Garcia; and brother, Manuel Garcia. Survived by sons, David (Pat), Luis, Syl (Carmen), Frank (Maria) Arteaga, Fred Olivas and Robert (Lynn) Olivas; daughters, Gloria, Sue Arteaga and special member of her extended family, Mela Sanchez; grandsons, James (Michelle), Jerome (Leticia) and Francisco Arteaga; granddaughters; Andrea (Kenny), Tanya, Gloria (K.C.), Andriana, Daniela, Beatrice (Jeremy), Celestina, Nina (Jeremiah) and Candace (Mike); great-granddaughters, Alicia, Felicity, Daliceia, Destyni and Sophia; great-grandsons, Andres Calderon-Arteaga, Jordan Valdez and David Sisneros. Viewing will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, all at Romero Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 720 Marilyn Place and at Romero Courtesy Hall after interment.

Oliver, Earnest W.
Earnest W. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1997 - Earnest W. Oliver, 74, of Independence, Mo., died July 6, 1997. He was a minister for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survived by wife, Dorothy J. Oliver of the family home- sons, Terry Lee Oliver, Rayville, Mo., and Kenneth W. Oliver, Lee's Summit, Mo.- brother, Marshall Ross Oliver, Pueblo- sisters, Frances Gertrude Castleberry, Pueblo, and Betty Marie McGraw, Loveland- aunt, Reba Grey, Pueblo- five granddaughters and one great-grandson. Visitation, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Burial, Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Mo. Donations to Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, Earnest W. Oliver Memorial Fund.

Oliver, Elzie Elmer
Elzie Elmer Oliver - Pueblo Newspaper - November 9, 1956 - Date of death November, 8 1956 - Elzie Elmer Oliver, 2421 Adrian, died Thursday in a local hospital. Mr. Oliver was a lifetime resident of Pueblo County. He owned and operated the Wildwood Fuel Co. and was a member of Pueblo Moose Lodge. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Edith (Edna) N. Oliver; children, James W. Oliver, Lorin E. Oliver, Guy Stewart, all of Pueblo; Stanley Oliver, Long Beach, Calif.; Kenneth Vernon who preceded him in death in 1951; Mrs. O. S. Spyres, Pueblo; two sisters, Mrs. William Cawlfield, Avondale; Mrs. Daisy Kemp, Long Beach, Calif., a brother, James Portlock, Calif., and nine grandchildren. Services will be held in our CHAPEL OF MEMORY on Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. Rev. R. D. Emerson, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, will officiate. To Mountain View.

Oliver, Florence
Florence Oliver – Albuquerque Journal – August 27, 2000 - Florence Oliver died peacefully at home in Rio Rancho, on August 20 following a brief illness. She was born as Florence Almira Damoth on September 14, 1907 in Reed City, Michigan. As a young adult, Florence lived most of her life in Denver, Colorado and then Santa Fe and even Espanola. She moved to Trail, Oregon in the early 1960s and stayed there until she returned to New Mexico with her daughter, Phyllis Brashar in 1994. While living in Trail, Oregon, Florence married her third husband and one true love, Ken Oliver in August of 1970. He died about a year later, but her time with Ken was said to have been the happiest of her long life. She was active in many local artist clubs and she became an accomplished painter. She loved to cook and for a few years in the late 1960s, she operated and ran a small cafe, "The Shack", near the Rogue River in Shady Cove, Oregon. Other than painting, her favorite hobby was fishing for salmon and trout in the coastal rivers of southern Oregon. Florence was preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis Brashar; and her sister, Arlee Ragsdale. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her three grandchildren and their families, Cliff and Larrea Brashar of Albuquerque, Gary and Lynn Brashar of Trinidad, CO, and Lynda Brashar of San Juan Pueblo, NM. Florence had true class, she loved life, she lived a full life, and she made true friends out of those she met along the way. If you knew her, your life was richer for the experience. Many thanks to all who cared for her as her life came to an end. The family is particularly grateful to the caring staff and her friends at Acantilado Vista in Rio Rancho. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no service. Donations in her name may be made to Health Care for the Homeless, P.O. Box 25445, Albuquerque, NM 87125.

Oliver, John C.
John C. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - March 05, 2006 - John C. Oliver, passed away on February 28, 2006 at age 85. Preceded in death by parents John Clarence Oliver, Sr. and Alberta Oliver, and brother, Albert Oliver. Survived by wife of 55 years, Shirley Oliver, daughter Susan Yowell, daughter, Annie Santine and son-in-law Chris Santine, son, John Oliver and four grandchildren. John was a member of the Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge, and was a board member of CF&I Credit Union. He was an avid fisherman but his first love was his family. Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 10, 2006 at the First Baptist Church, 9th and Grand Streets, Pueblo, Colo.

Oliver, Lorin E.
Lorin E. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1958 - Lorin E. Oliver, late of 2900 W. 29th, Oct 7. Husband of Bonnie Mae Oliver, father of seven, son of Mrs. Edna N. Oliver and brother of James W. Oliver, all of Pueblo. Member of the Baptist Church. A native of Pueblo. Veteran of World War II. Arrangements later. - LORIN OLIVER KILLS SELF - Believed despondent over marital troubles, Lorin E. Oliver, 39, of 2900 W. 29th, shot and killed himself with a rifle about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. He fired the fatal shot in into his forehead. His mother, Mrs. Edna Oliver, saw his cap fly in the air from the blast but did not see the actual shooting. They were visiting at the home of James Oliver, another son, on the LaSalle Rd., near the Bessemer Ditch. Lorin Oliver, according to Under Sheriff Harry Ciruli and Deputy Pete Buchi, was sitting in the cab of his pickup truck parked beside the house. The body tumbled from the truck, on top of the rifle. Mr. Oliver, a carpenter, was released to his attorney by District Judge S. Philip Cabibi Aug. 5, after his wife accused him of failing to support her and their seven children. He also was on $200 bond in connection with a drunken driving case filed Sept. 10 in justice court. He was a veteran of World War II and belonged to the Baptist Church. He was a special deputy sheriff.

Oliver, Mary E.
Mary E. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1988 - Mary E. Oliver. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Thursday July 14, Imperial Gardens. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. today.

Oliver, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Claflin Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - November 7, 2006 - Mary Ellen Claflin-Oliver, 58, of Gresham, Ore., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., on March 31, 1948 to Mary Jane and Edward Grutt (both deceased). Mary Ellen graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School in 1966. She married John Claflin in 1967 and relocated to Oregon to raise her two sons, Michael Claflin of Bend, Ore., and Jeremy Claflin of Logan, Utah. Mary Ellen was the oldest of six children and is survived by her sister, Peggy Auker and husband Dennis of Cheyenne, Wyo.; brother, John Grutt and wife Sheila; brother Tom Grutt and wife Liz, sister, Ann Niccoli and husband Troy; and sister, Jane Koen, all of Pueblo, Colo. She had six grandchildren, Hannah Claflin of Portland, Ore., Nate, Josh, and Danielle Oliver of Portland, Ore., and Katelyn and Emily Oliver of Troutdale, Ore. She had five nieces and six nephews, JaNae Meyers of Fort Collins, Colo., Nicole Grutt, Ryan Grutt, Carl Grutt, Nick Genova, Tim Genova, Edwina Koen, Rachel Koen, Kacy Niccoli and Brian Niccoli, all of Pueblo, Colo. She was preceded in death by one nephew, Christopher Grutt. In 1979, she met Frank Oliver and they became life partners. They were married in 2006. Stepsons, Brad Oliver and wife Mindy of Portland Ore., and Ryan Oliver and wife Sheila of Troutdale, Ore., survive her. Sister-in-law, Francie Kibby and husband Hal of Corvallis, Ore., and step nieces, Marja Pfeifer of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Karin Kibby of Italy also survive her. Mary Ellen and Frank spent many of their 27 years together raising two sons each and were actively involved with their football, baseball, BMX racing, Scouting and schooling endeavors. In 1993 Mary Ellen and Frank moved to Gresham, Ore., where they spent many enjoyable hours together working on their property, spending most of their time in Mary's favorite places, the yard and garden. She could make anything grow with the same love and care she actively practiced in every part of her life. Besides plants and flowers, crossword puzzles and any type of game that would challenge her analytical abilities were her favorite pastimes. She also enjoyed occasional trips to the Coast to take a break, walk on the beach or enjoy a cozy fire on a raining night. In recent years, Mary Ellen and Frank became involved in the pizza business, owning stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mary Ellen worked for the Tri-Met public transportation system for both bus and rail for the last 30 years, recently retiring from the MAX light rail division as a System Analyst. She was a true friend to many people that had the opportunity to know her. She believed that helping people was the best way to live life and those she touched will remember the care in which she loved others and the great gift of life she has been for each of them. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at 2 p.m., at Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 11801 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard, Portland, Ore., 97266. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held in Pueblo at a later date.

Oliver, Ozella
Ozella Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 1987 - Ozella Oliver, passed away at Alpine Manor in Thornton on Nov. 24, 1987. Mrs. Oliver is survived by one daughter, Leotis (Vernon) Willis; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Oliver, Robert R.
Robert R. Oliver - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 1987 - Robert R. Oliver was born Nov. 12, 1907, and passed away at his family home Feb. 21, 1987. Husband of Helen B. Oliver. Stepfather of Barbara (John) Papalia of Denver and Dr. Max (Carolyn) Walter of Gillette, Wyo. Grandfather of Christie, Eric and Ben Walter and Marie (James) Gilmore. Great-grandfather of Joshua Gilmore. Brother of Georgie Dallimore of Pueblo and Helen (Horace) Woehler of Colorado Springs. Uncle of Nelcina (Edison) Baldwin and Virginia (Robert) Moore of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother, one sister and three brothers. An employee of Pueblo Gas and Fuel for 26 years, he retired in 1972. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II for 37 months. Member of Central Christian Church; past president of Aerie No. 145, Fraternal Order of Eagles; past state president of Colorado Eagles; member of Retired Eagles' Activities Club; member of B.P.O.E. No. 90, American Legion Post No. 2, Friends of the Library and American Association of Retired Persons. Services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Services will conclude at the chapel. Private interment, Shrine of Rest, Colorado Springs. The family prefers contributions to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home office. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and until service time Wednesday.

Oliver, Vernon K.
Vernon K. Oliver - Pueblo Newspaper - May 9, 1951 - Died May 8, 1951 Vernon K. Oliver, 211 W. 12th St., native of Pueblo. Mr. Oliver was a checker at the Safeway store, Northern and Lake Ave. Survived by parents, Elmer E. Oliver and Mrs. Joseph Wolfenborger; three brothers, John W.(should be James W.), Lorren D. Oliver (should be Lorin E.), of Pueblo, and Stanley L. Oliver of Korea. Funeral announcements later. This Crash Killed Two, Injured One Two persons are dead and a third is seriously injured as a result of a one-car accident on U. S. highway 85-87 south of the city early Tuesday morning. Miss Wanda Louise Harp, 18, of 1300 Damson was killed instantly, and Vernon Kenneth Oliver, 22, of 217 W. 12th, died about two hours after the accident. Both received skull fractures. Grady Hill Lewis Jr., 26, of 824 Glendale, driver of the car, is in serious condition at Corwin hospital. He was still unconscious last night as the result of a skull fracture. The accident occurred about 1 a.m. when the car apparently going north at a high rate of speed, went out of control on a curve near Minnequa club, swerved into a ditch, overturned and smashed down a power pole, the state highway patrol reported. Miss Harp, who was employed as a waitress at the Pueblo Golf and Country club is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie T. Harp, 1300 Damson; brothers, Troy, Gary, and LeRoy and sisters Donna and Shawna, all of the home, another brother, Eugene Harp, Los Angeles, Calif.; and a sister, Arlene White, 1730 E. 16th. Miss Harp moved to Pueblo with her family from Oklahoma 11 years ago. Mr. Oliver was born in Pueblo, attended Centennial high school before enlisting in the army, where he served three years, part of the time on Okinawa. Since his discharge he has been working as a checker at the Safeway store at Northern and Lake. He is survived by his father, Elmer E. Oliver, owner of the Wildwood Fuel Co., 110 S. Oneida, his mother, Mrs. Joseph Wolfenborger of Pueblo; three brothers, James W. and Loren E. Oliver of Pueblo; and Stanley L. Oliver, serving with the U. S. army in Korea. Lewis, who is employed at the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp., moved to Pueblo a few months ago from Kannapolis, N.C. The automobile which he was driving had been rented at 6:50 p.m. Monday from the ABC Auto & Truck Rental Co., 212 N. Santa Fe. When he rented the car, however, he gave the name John Langley Hurst. Lewis had a driver's license and other identification papers made out to Hurst when he rented the car, according to R. C. Henning, rental company owner. At the time of the accident, Lewis was carrying a traffic ticket for driving without a Colorado driver's license made out at 9:45 p.m. Monday, according to Sheriff John Krutka. The only license he carried was one made out to the name John L. Hurst. Other investigating officers were Sgt. G. R. Lockett, Jesse H. Sawyer and Edward A. Ohlson of the state patrol, T. V. Keenan, of the district attorney's staff, and Raymond T. McCarthy, deputy coroner. Fire department first aid men also assisted.

Olivo, Carmelita B.
Carmelita B. Olivo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 05, 2001 - Carmelita B. Olivo, 69. Born March 28, 1932, in Starkville, Colo. Departed this life Dec. 1, 2001, at University Hospital, Denver, following a brief illness. Carmelita married Henry Olivo Sr. March 28, 1955, in Raton, N.M. He precedes her in death June 19, 1993, after 38 years of marriage, as do her parents, Bernardo and Porfidia (Madrid) Valdez; a son, James Olivo; two brothers, Raymond and Arthur Valdez; and two sisters, Alice Tafoya and Nora Belarde. Carmelita was the mother of Rachel (Gerald) Lovato, John Henry Olivo Jr. and Theresa (Moises Santos) OIivo. Survived by sister, Emily (Frank) Maldonado; nine grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Jeffery and James Lopez, Ciara Lovato, Jamie Olivo, Daylene Olivo Garcia, Moises Santos Jr. and Maya Santos; one great-grandchild, Epifano Montoya Jr.; in-laws, Steve Belarde, Fred (Mercedes) Olivo, Arthur (Mary) Olivo, Charles (Frances) Palamino, Margie and Tillie Valdez; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Carmelita was a member of Cathedral of The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pueblo, and Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Trinidad. She was also a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Society. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 235 N. Convent St., Trinidad, Rev. Robert Hagan, S.J., celebrant. Interment, Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Olmos, Jose Roldan
Jose Roldan Olmos – Pueblo Chieftain – September 26, 2006 - Jose Roldan Olmos, 70, of Pueblo, passed away on Sept. 25, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Justina Blanco; children, Maria Lourdes, Jose Armando, Juana Angelica "Su Reyna", Miguel Alvaro, Gustavo (deceased), Susana, Luis Carlos, Rosa Maria, Carmen Olivia, Jose "Pepe," and their spouses; plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, all of his Pueblo friends. Cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Romero Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Unit at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. A very special thank you to the Cancer Unit at St. Mary's and all of their staff.

Olmstead, Frank M.
Frank M. Olmstead - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2004 - Frank M. Olmstead was born to Eva and Francis Olmstead on March 3, 1923, in Cimarron, N.M., and passed away Jan. 28, 2004, in Walsenburg, Colo., at the Colorado State Veterans Retirement Home, after a long struggle with thyroid cancer. He graduated from Maxwell High School in Maxwell, N.M., in 1941. In 1942, Frank joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served in England until 1944 when he was transferred to the infantry for the “Battle of the Bulge.” He served in the occupation forces in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1946 from the U.S. Army. Frank attended Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., and graduated in 1952. He received his CPA in 1953 and practiced in Las Vegas, N.M. He was elected mayor of Las Vegas in 1962 and served until 1966 when he moved to Albuquerque, N.M., with his family, where he continued his CPA practice. In 1970, Frank was elected New Mexico state auditor and served for four years. In 1974, he returned to his CPA practice and was an active public accountant until his retirement. Frank married Audrey Kern in 1950, they had four children. He is survived by his ex-wife, Audrey Kern; and children: Dr. Stephen F. Olmstead, Sandra K. Olmstead, Jennifer A. Olmstead, and Jacqueline L. Coombes; seven grandchildren and beloved sister, Eva DeLeon. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by brothers, Walter, William and Edwin Olmstead; sisters, Stella Adams, Helen Catallo and Edna Easter. At his request, cremation with a memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Catholic Church. Inurnment, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, N.M.

Olschefski, Delphine
Delphine "Dolly" Olschefski - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2000 - Delphine "Dolly" Olschefski, 70, born Sept. 24, 1929, passed away Aug. 28, 2000, after a lengthy illness. Survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Ronald Olschefski; sons, Curtis (Dottie) Olschefski, Gary Olschefski and Karl (Carla) Olschefski; daughters, Judy (Marc) Hibler, Dona Olschefski and Lynn Ware; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Frank and Wally; and loving sister, Theresa (Bob) Cherget. Preceded in death by son, Paul Olschefski. Delphine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking for her family and doing thoughtful things for others. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Christ the King Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Olschefski, Gary Michael
Gary Michael Olschefski - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2003 - Gary Michael Olschefski, born Nov. 30, 1956, in Mount Clemens, Mich., passed away Sept. 3, 2003. Preceded in death by his mother, Delphine; and brother, Paul. Survived by his father, Ronald; brothers, Curt, Karl (Carla); sisters, Judy (Marc) Hibler, Dona Olschefski, Lynn Ware; nephew, Tommy Ware; and several other nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christ the King Parish Hall.

Olsen, Blanche S.
Blanche S. Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2001 - Age 105, died March 22, 2001, at Villa Pueblo Pavilion. Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Villa Pueblo Tower Penthouse. Inurnment of ashes at Silent Land Cemetery, Spearville, Kan. Survived by nephew and nieces, including Eleanor Fry of Pueblo.

Olsen, Dorothy
Dorothy Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 2005 - Dorothy Olsen, 82, of Rye, Colo., went to be with her Lord on the wings of eagles on May 24, 2005. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald; two daughters, Roxanne Toton of Denver, Terri Luellen of Colorado Springs; and her devoted son, Kip Olsen of Westcliffe. She also is survived by three wonderful grandchildren and their fathers: Tim Toton and his father, Pat, Garrett and Jenae Luellen and their father John. She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Jillayne. Dorothy lived in Rye for the past 13 years and was a loyal member of the Rye Home Methodist Church. She devoted her life to the care of her family, friends and God. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, Rye Home Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the Rye Home Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

Olsen, Henry
Henry Olsen - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - June 19, 1879 - Nearly all of our people knew Henry Olsen, the mattress manufacturer. He died last Tuesday, after a short, but very severe attack of sickness. It was only Friday of last week that he succeeded in obtaining a divorce from his wife. He was buried Wednesday last. Two of his little girls, we are informed, were all that attended his funeral.

Olsen, Mrs.
Mrs. Olsen - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 22, 1880 - Mrs. Olsen, who has been confined to her bed for many months with that hateful and lingering disease, consumption, died last night at half past ten o'clock. She was a true Christian woman and a good mother, and is no doubt infinitely better off in her new home, being relieved from the many painful vicissitudes and sorrows of this life. She leaves three children, two boys and a girl, all of them bright and interesting. Rest her ashes in peace.

Olsen, William
William Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - July 13, 1903 - Both Hands Are Crushed - Car wheels passed over both hands of William Olsen, a car repairer of the Denver & Rio Grande and crushed them flat. They have been amputated. The unfortunate man was at work under a car doing some repair work almost opposite the Union station when a switch engine bumped a string of cars into the one under which he was working and started it just enough to pass the wheels over his hands. The accident came so suddenly and without warning that he had lost his hands almost before he knew it. Yampa Leader - July 25, 1903 - William Olsen, a car repairer employed by the Denver and Rio Grande at Pueblo, lost both hands on the 13th inst. when they were run over by a freight car under which he was working. An engine accidentally struck the car and his hands were so badly crushed that amputation was necessary.

Olsen, William A.
William A. Olsen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 17, 1961 - William A. Olsen, Oct. 17. To Monte Vista, Colo.

Olson, Alice Rose
Alice Rose Ferwerda Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2005 - Alice Rose Ferwerda Olson, 77, born Aug. 12, 1927, in Bedford, Ohio, to Koop and Sophia Ferwerda, passed away March 2, 2005, in Pueblo. Wife of Oscar; mother of Cassandra and Raymond; grandmother of Peder, Anna and Erik Hansen, Lindsay and Nicholas Olson; sister of Ray and Fred Ferwerda; sister-in-law of Larry and Christine Lawrence of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her twin sister, Sophia Rebell. Alice graduated from Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ohio, and Ohio State University in 1949 with a teaching degree in physical education. She taught physical education at Okeefe High School in Atlanta, Ga., for two years. Alice married Oscar E. Olson of Primero, Colo., Aug. 12, 1951. After receiving her Oscar and raising Sandy and Ray, she returned to the school system as a teacher's aide for 16 years in Pueblo School District 60. She has been active as a volunteer at Tabor Lutheran Church for 51 years and in Girl Scouts for 22 years, receiving the Thanks Badge. She enjoyed tennis, camping, skiing, swimming, cribbage and bridge. Alice considered the world her family. She lived every minute of her life to the fullest and will be remembered as a friend to all. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman, with Pastors James Strader and Michael Mortvedt officiating.

Olson, August
August "Red" Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2003 - August "Red" Olson, 75, of Pueblo, passed away April 17, 2003, at Crowley County Nursing Center in Ordway, Colo. Survived by his former wife, Evelyn Armenta of Ordway; mother-in-law, Mary Armenta of Pueblo; in-laws, Fred and Faye Armenta of Pueblo, Andy and Mona Armenta of Reno, Nev.; step-children, Joe, Carol, Tom and Aaron all of Reno, Nev., Gabe and Cathy Martinez, Steve and Connie Baca, Ernie and Yvonne Ballejos, all of Pueblo; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Olson, Clarence Henry III
Clarence Henry Olson III - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1987 - Clarence Henry Olson III of Elm Mott, Texas, Dec. 7, 1987. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home, Waco, Texas.

Olson, Elizabeth Marie
Elizabeth Marie Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1986 - Elizabeth Marie Olson, infant daughter of Ronald E. Jr. and Diana J. Olson, passed away May 16, 1986. Besides her parents, Elizabeth is survived by a brother, Brandon Shafer, of the family home; grandparents, Ron and Mary Olson and Bob and Ruth Meek; great-grandparents, James and Elizabeth Runco and Bob and Laura Meek, all of Pueblo; one great-great-aunt, Mary Johnson of Pueblo; her godparents, Cheryl and Chris Hernandez of Colorado Springs; and an uncle, Robert Meek of Denver. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Imperial Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Randall Mundt officiating. The family may be contacted at 640 Alma.

Olson, Hazel R.
Hazel R. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 1998 - Hazel R. Olson, 66, born Sept. 11, 1931, in Backus, Minn., (formerly of Maplewood, Minn.) passed away Jan. 15, 1998, in Pueblo West. Survived by her husband, Robert L. Olson, Pueblo West- daughters, Kathy Rykiss and Barbara Jones-Yungers, both of Lake Elmo, Minn. - stepchildren, Dennis Olson, Tucson, Ariz., and Debbie Tofte of Wenatchee, Wash. Also survived by seven grandchildren, Tina, Jason and Matthew Rykiss, Alex Jones, Kate and Emily Olson and Aaron Tofte- brother, Roy Scofield, Winnebago, Minn.- sisters, Edna Schermerhorn and Millie Housman, both of Bloomington, Minn.- and many other relatives. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Ida Scofield- brothers, Edward and Harry Scofield- and sister, Florence Buttler. , 2 p.m. Sunday, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West. The family asks that memorials be made to the Cancer Society or to the Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West or charity of your choice.

Olson, Infant
Infant Olson – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – July 26, 1877 – A Depraved Brute – He Causes His Wife to Desert an Infant Three Months Old – From some of the railroad men we learn the particulars of one of the most cruel and heartless cases of desertion it has been our lot to record for a long time. A Swede named Olson, living at Grenada, about seven weeks ago loaded his wife and two oldest children in to a wagon and started, ostensibly for Lake City. He compelled his wife, who is in constant fear of him, to leave an infant only three months old with his mother, a half crazed and feeble old woman in her dotage. He left her nothing but a bed and no provisions. She has since subsisted on the charity of her neighbors. The child, deprived of proper care and nourishment, pined away and died a few days ago. For some time prior to leaving he had been living with an old prostitute, having driven his wife away from home and taken her (the prostitute) into his house. She has died since he left. As nothing has been heard of the party since they left Granada, it is feared Mrs. Olson has been foully dealt with. The good people of the San Juan country would do well to look out for this fellow, who has the reputation of a bully and desperado where he is known. Pass him around.

Olson, Jimmie R.
Jimmie R. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2003 - Jimmie R. Olson, 72, passed into His Savior's arms on Aug. 16, 2003, in Pueblo. Born March 30, 1931, in Florence, to John and Pearl Olson, who preceded him, along with his sister, DarLynn Mauro; and brother, Bill Olson. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Phyllis Olson; son, Steve (Lorraine) Olson of Denver; grandchildren, Josh and Sarah Olson, mother-in-law, Penny Allenbach, brother-in-law, Roy "Bud" (Joann) Allenbach of California; sister-in-law, Chris Olson of Pueblo; numerous nieces, nephews and special loved ones, Ray and Virginia Peoples. Jim retired in 1991 from Public Service of Colorado after 40 years of service. His greatest joys were camping, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles in the mountains with his family. He also spent many hours on the golf course with his friends and took great pride in his hobby of woodworking. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. His funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with honors presented by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Olson, Mable L.
Mable L. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 07, 1986 - Mable L. Olson, 82, passed away Aug. 6, 1986, in Pueblo. Mrs. Olson is survived by her husband, Wilbert 0. Olson; four children, Patricia L. (Kenneth) Jordan of Pitkin, Colo., Joan (Barney) Rohrer of Pueblo, Jean (Leon) Witt of Bennett, Colo., Kay (Don) Ehrisman of Beemer, Neb., 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is survived also by four sisters, Jessie Mizell, Ira Byrd Hoggatt, Winifred (Charlie) Case, all of Pueblo, Faye (Gene) Wright of Arizona; and numerous relatives and friends. Mrs. Olson was born on Oct. 23, 1903, in Iowa and had resided in Pueblo for the past 70 years. Mr. and Mrs. Olson would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. Visitation hours from 12 until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 1986, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 1986, at Imperial Chapel, with Rev. Harold Tuttle officiating. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 4900 Red Creek Springs Road and 1006 Claremont following interment.

Olson, Mary C.
Mary C. (McManigill) Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 1999 - Mary C. (McManigill) Olson, passed away at Life Care Center in Pueblo, Colo., June 26, 1999 . Mary was born in Omaha, Neb., May 15, 1929. Preceded in death by son, Thomas Eric Olson. Survived by devoted husband, C. Thomas Olson, Pueblo- daughters, Debra Shafer, Canon City, and Natalie Olson, Omaha-grandchildren, Christopher Derozier and Nicole and Sean Shafer- sisters, Ruth (Harley) Kraft and Naomi McCord- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary graduated from high school in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and worked at Fountain Sand & Gravel until retirement. She enjoyed camping with her family and Big Horn Camping Group No. 9 and was a member of the Pueblo Elkettes No. 90. Mary will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Cremation, Southern Colorado Cremation Society. , 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, Elkettes No. 90 service. Interment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Family requests memorials be made to B.P.O.E. No. 90 Endowment Fund in lieu off lowers and or food.

Olson, Ruth E.
Ruth E. Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 1998 - Ruth E. Olson passed away Oct. 22, 1998, in Pueblo. She was born on Feb. 19, 1920, in Altonburg, Mo., to Robert Gerler and Lydia Brul Gerler. She had been a Pueblo resident since 1938. Ruth was employed as a bookkeeper at Patty's Restaurant for many years before her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.A. Art" Olson, in 1988- and brother, Edwin R. Gerler, in 1991. Her survivors include one brother, Robert H. (Betty) Gerler of Swink- and nieces and nephews including Sandra (Robert) Bemiss, Elaine and Erik Bemiss, all of Swink, Linda (Ralf) Malers and Jennifer Malers of Swink, Tim (Cara) Gerler and Jeffrey Gerler of Loveland, Ed (Muffin) Gerler and Jonathan Gerler of North Carolina, Margaret (Jim) Whitmire and Mary Ann and Lynn Whitmire, all of Pueblo, and Jim (Carol) Gerler and Bradley Gerler of Pueblo. No viewing. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests contributions in memory of Ruth be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Olson, Thomas Eric
Thomas Eric Olson - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1999 - Thomas Eric Olson, 34, passed away March 26, 1999. Survived by parents, C. Thomas and Mary C. Olson, Pueblo- sisters, Debra Shafer, Canon City, and Natalie Olson, Omaha, Neb. - nephews, Christopher Derozier, Fort Lupton, and Sean Shafer, Canon City- niece, Nicole Shafer, Canon City. Tom was born in Omaha, Neb., and resided in Pueblo since 1969. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1982-1987 and was a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado. He was a member of Pueblo Elks No. 90. Cremation, Southern Colorado Cremation Society. , Monday, March 29, 1999, 10 a.m., Pueblo Elks Lodge. Interment, Fort Lyons National Cemetery. Family requests memorials be made to BPOE No. 90 Endowment Fund in lieu of flowers and/or food.

Omadono, M.
M. Omadono - Daily Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV - January 24, 1907 - Primero, Colorado - Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Coal Mine Explosion, January 23, 1907 - Twenty lives go out in a mine explosion over in Colorado - Trinidad, Colo., Jan 23 - Twenty miners, according to the authentic information available his evening, lost their lives as a result of an explosion which occurred at three o'clock this morning in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Coal mine near Primero, twenty miles west of this city. Twenty coffins have been ordered by the company from a local undertaking establishment. Two of the dead are Frank Hobat, miner, and R. J. Lumbey, fire boss. The names of the other men killed have not been learned, as the shift boss, who had charge of the men who went into the mine last night, is missing. All the men except Lumley were foreigners, most of them being Italians. The explosion stopped the air fan, which was not repaired until late today, and there is little chance that any of the men in the mine at the time of the explosion are still alive. District Superintendent Robert O'Neil is personally directing the work of rescue. Volunteers from adjacent mines are assisting. Rescuers have been divided into two hour shifts and work will be kept up continuously until the entire mine is explored. During the entire day excitement ran high and relatives of the entombed miners stood waiting at the entrance to the mine for a sight of any of the victims that might be brought to the surface. The damage to the mine cannot be learned tonight. An attempt is being made to force air into the mine in the hope that some of the entombed men may be alive, and thus prevent their suffocating. Late advices are that the mine is badly wrecked. The rescue party has penetrated three hundred feet and recovered four bodies, the names not being given. Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV- Jan 24, 1907 - Trinidad, Colo., January 24, 1907 - Heroically at work the rescuing party has so far succeeded in recovering but four bodies from the Primero Mine where the explosion occurred yesterday morning. Following is a list of dead whose bodies have been recovered: Angelo Pezitti, Fortunato Gracamato, Enrico Stiffli, C. Casagranada. The missing supposed to be dead in the mine are: J. Reece Lumley, mine boss; Madisto Formali, Louie and Joseph Sipas, John Tokar, John Toth, John Toth Jr., M. Omadono, Angelo Maddelena, Robert and John Fatur and Julius Randolph.

Omosse, Galecchia
Galecchia Omosse – Pueblo Star Journal – March 5, 1899 – Died Saturday, March 4, 1899, at the family home 122 South Santa Fe avenue, Galecchia, the infant daughter of Mr. S Mrs. Louis Omosse. Funeral from the house today at 2 P.M.

Ondovick, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Ondovick - Pueblo Chieftain - September 03, 2001 - Age 87, passed away Aug. 31, 2001. Survived by her nieces, Mary Anne (Ken) Hoover of Pueblo and Annette (Pat) DeMartine of Littleton, Colo.; nephew, Steve (Wanda) Bravdica of Littleton, Colo.; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews; sister-in-law, Frances Ondovchik of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Mike Ondovick Jr.; parents, Stefano and Maria Antonia Bravdica; first husband, Frank Mohorcich; brother, Pete Bravdica; and sister-in-law, Rose Bravdica. Born April 23, 1914, in Pueblo. She will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Mary Church, 217 E. Mesa. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

O'Neal, James E.
James E. O'Neal – Pueblo Chieftain – May 29, 1916 – The funeral of Mr. James E. O'Neal was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the residence of his brother-in-law, E. S. Miller, 854 east Evans avenue, and at 2 p.m. from the Mesa Baptist church, Rev. F. Carl Truex assisted by Rev. H. A. Woods conducted the service. The church was filled to its capacity and a large number were forced to stand outside during the services which expressed the high esteem in which Mr. O'Neal was held. The services were very impressive and Rev. Mr. Truex delivered a fine eulogy of the life of the deceased. It was a very sad funeral as Mr. O'Neal had been sick but a few days, and the bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of his hundreds of friends. There were a number of people from the Vineland district, where Mr. O'Neal resided, who came in for the services. The floral offerings were beautiful completely covering the casket and were banked around the pulpit. Mrs. J. V. Adams, Mrs. Mahlon Saxton, Mrs. Henry Schmidt and Mrs. Henry Jones, accompanied by Miss Alma Jones, sang “Asleep in Jesus” and “Going Down the Valley,” and Mrs. Schmidt sang a solo, “Face to Face.” The flower bearers were Messrs. Thomas Thompson, W. A. Witt, W. A. Goodman, R. A. Blunt and Jack Fisher. The pallbearers were Messrs. Arthur Burton, B. Russ_er, Geo. Bishop, R. W. H____ M. and Chas. Wells. _____ of Knights of Ma____ _____ attended the services ____ ____ exemplied their ____ ____ the grave. Interment ____ ___ the family lot in Roselawn in charge of the United Undertaking Co. Note: The end of the obituary was partially unreadable.

O'Neal, James Edward
James Edward O'Neal - Pueblo Chieftain - April 06, 2002 - James Edward O'Neal, 80, of Boulder, Colo., died April 3, 2002. He was born on April 16, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo. Predeceased by wife, Doris Rechlitz; and parents, Clyde C. O'Neal and Hazel Carr O'Neal. Survived by daughter, Susan C. O'Neal, Washington, D.C.; son, James E. O'Neal, Grand Junction, Colo.; sister, Peggy Waters, Jacksonville, Fla.; and three grandchildren. He graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colo., and from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. He was employed by Ford-Mercury-Lincoln dealer in Nebraska for 20 years, and he was a land developer in Boulder for 10 years, responsible for the construction of Stratford Park and St. James Square. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, was a member of the Boulder Country Club, Rotary International and St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a small aircraft pilot and enjoyed big band music and golf. Memorial service, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder, Colo., with Father Rol Hoverstock officiating. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Rotary International Foundation c/o Susan O'Neal, 4600 Connecticut Ave. NW No. 332, Washington, D.C. 20008.

O'Neil, Hannah B.
Hannah B. O'Neil - Huerfano World - December 14, 1989 - Mrs. Hannah Blockter O'Neil, 92, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1989, in the Walsenburg Care Center where she had been in residence since November, 1988. Born Sept. 23, 1898, at Rockvale, near Canon City, she moved with her parents to Walsenburg where she was educated through the ninth grade. Mrs. O'Neil began working for Paul Krier at the movie house, for a time for the Waite Lumber Company and later the Huerfano Trading Company. She then went to California where she was employed by Greyhound Bus Company. It was in California that she met and married Charles O'Neil in Los Angeles. Mr. O'Neil died two years after they married and she returned to Walsenburg where she worked for the Department of Social Services, later moving to Pueblo where she also worked for the bus line during the war years. She returned to Walsenburg and helped Vida Allison at the Trailways Bus Depot until she retired. Mrs. O'Neil lived most of her life with her sister, Mary Moss, Walsenburg, with the exception of the years in California and Pueblo. She survives Mrs. O'Neil as do three nieces and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday from Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Cremation followed.

O'Neill, Betty L.
Betty L. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1987 - Betty L. O'Neill, 63, late of 1672 Cliffdale Lane, born Aug. 16, 1923, in Omaha, Neb., died April 12, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by husband, Charles T. O'Neill; daughters, Sharon (Tom) Autobee of Pueblo and Shirley (Larry) King of Riverside, Iowa; four grandchildren, Michael, Andrea, Michelle, and Desiree Autobee; cousin, Peggy Thompson of Rapid City, S.D., as well as several nieces and nephews. Mrs. O'Neill was a Pueblo resident for the past five years and was formerly of Williamsburg, Iowa. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary in Williamsburg, Iowa, Book Worm's Club in Pueblo and National Order of Foresters. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

O'Neill, Charles T.
Charles T. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1998 - Charles T. O'Neill, 82, of Pueblo, passed away on Aug. 18, 1998. Born on Oct. 22, 1915, in Marengo, Iowa. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Lowell O'Neill- his parents, Thomas Francis and Kathryn O'Neill- and four brothers. Survived by two daughters, Sharon K. O'Neill, Colorado Springs, Shirley O'Neill- grandchildren, Michael T. Autobee, Boulder, Andrea K. Autobee, Michelle S. Autobee, and Desiree R. Autobee, all of Pueblo- special friends, Harry, Pete and Rose. Charles was a captain in the Air Force and received numerous medals including the D.F.C. and was a commander in the American Legion. Cremation, at his request. Memorial graveside funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

O'Neill, John
John O'Neill - Basalt Journal - May 13, 1905 - John O'Neill, pit boss, and Frank Carmeletto and James Roe, miners, were killed by the caving of a great mass of rock in the Starkville mine of the Colorado fuel & Iron company on the morning of May 5th.

O'Neill, John
John O'Neill - Yampa Leader - November 18, 1911 - John Neill, a boiler maker, is in a serious condition in a Trinidad hospital as a result of injuries received. He was attempting to throw a belt and became entangled in the machinery. His left thigh and right leg were broken. Yampa Leader - November 18, 1911 - John O'Neill, boiler maker at the Colorado Southern shops at Trinidad, was fatally mangled by being drawn into cog wheels and died later.

O'Neill, John
John O'Neill - Bayfield Blade - November 17, 1910 - John Neill, a boiler maker, is in a serious condition in a Trinidad hospital as a result of injuries received. He was attempting to throw a belt and became entangled in the machinery. His left thigh and right leg were broken. Bayfield Blade - November 17, 1910 - John O'Neill, boilermaker at the Colorado Southern shops at Trinidad, was fatally mangled by being drawn into cog wheels and died later.

O'Neill, Lois A.
Lois A. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2000 - Lois A. O'Neill, 80, longtime Pueblo resident, died May 17, 2000, at Parkview hospital in Pueblo. Mrs. O'Neill was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Dodge City, Kan., the daughter of James C. and Edna Belle (Clark) Hoffman. She was united in marriage to Dennis O'Neill, who preceded her in death. A member of Faith United Methodist Church, Mrs. O'Neill was an outstanding seamstress and devoted mother. Survivors include one son, Bill O'Neill of Fort Morgan; three daughters, Peggy Mutz of Monument, Denise Turner and Jamie Dolan, both of Pueblo; as well as six grandsons. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Monica Mutz; two sisters, Vesta Vinci and Esther Hoffman, and two brothers, Ronald and Curtis Hoffman. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at Faith United Methodist Church with Rev. Susan Plymell officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family requests the omission of flowers and requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. The family may be contacted at 321 Henry St.

O'Neill, Martha G.
Martha G. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 1999 - Martha G. O'Neill, 82, of Pueblo went home to be with the Lord, May 17, 1999.Born Nov. 8, 1916 in Alamosa, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband Frank Joseph O'Neill. Survived by her friend and caretaker for 20 years Adeline Lopez and family of the family home in Pueblo. Viewing today 1-6 at Romero Chapel. Funeral Service Wednesday, 2 p.m. at Romero Chapel. Cremation to follow.

O'Neill, Pauline M.
Pauline M. O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2003 - Pauline M. O'Neill, 100, passed away Feb. 11, 2003, in Pueblo. Interment will be in Seibert, Colo.

O'Neill, Susan
Susan O'Neill - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1998 - Susan O'Neill, (born Susan Barnosky), age 88, passed away peacefully in Denver, Colo., on Wednesday, June 10, 1998. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Susan was raised in Huerfano County in Walsenburg. After high school and business college, she had a career in Denver as an accounting secretary for various national insurance companies. She enjoyed travel and extended visits with her sisters, as well as her daily walks in the Capitol Hill neighborhoods of Denver, where she lived for many years. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, noon, St. Mary Cemetery, Walsenburg. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of the donor's choice.

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

Oneyear, Stella T.
Stella T. Oneyear - Colorado Springs Gazette – August 24, 2006 - Stella T. Oneyear passed away August 22, 2006 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 25, 1933 in Waipahu, HI. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Stella is survived by her husband, Billy D. Oneyear of Fountain, CO; brother, Shigeo Oshiro of Los Angeles, CA; Tsutomu Oshiro of Aiea, HI; Toby Oshiro of Pueblo, CO; sisters: Fumi Oshiro and Miyoko Matsukawa both of Pearl City, Hawaii. She is also survived by nine nephews and five nieces. Stella graduated from Waipahu Hawaii High School and Honolulu Business School. She was a professional secretary for the United States Government for 33 years until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of the Crystal Cathedral Church in Garden Grove, CA. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of The Retired Enlisted Association. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Inurnment will be at Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI. Stella will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Retired Enlisted Association Scholarship Fund, 834 Emory Circle, Colorado Springs, CO., 80915.

Ong, Harold Lee
Harold Lee Ong - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2006 - Harold Lee Ong, passed away May 26, 2006. Born June 16, 1916, in Ninaview, Colo., to Ruben and Dale Ong. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nellie Bernice; daughter, Eileen (Bob) Dennis; granddaughter, Kathryn “Kay” Dennis; step-granddaughter, Tamara (Rob) Bullard; grandchildren, Zack, Zeph, Nathan, and Sasha. Harold retired after 41 years of service from the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. An avid ballroom dancer, ham operator, who also loved keeping busy building, fishing, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors with his family. A special thanks to Dr. Settipani and personnel at Sangre de Cristo Hospice. In lieu of food and flowers, donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Graveside inurnment service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Ong, Lee F.
Lee F. Ong - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1987 - Lee F. Ong, born June 1, 1 922, in Las Animas, and moved to Pueblo in 1945, passed away Dec. 27, 1987, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Dorothy, of 41 years. Two daughters, Jennifer L. (Steve) Adachi of Moss Beach, Calif., and Lonnie Beth (Phillip) Sloan of Pueblo. Three grandchildren, Joshua and Christine Adachi, and Patricia Sloan. Two sisters, Georgia (Wayne) Christy, Margarit Potter, both of Oregon, two sisters-in-law, Rosanna Ong of La Junta, Maxine Ong of Rangley, Colo., several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, mother and two brothers. Lee Ong served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific .for 3 ½ years. He was a general foreman for Taylor Fence Co. for 22 years and an operating engineer for A & A Drilling Co. for five years, retiring in 1974. Also a member of the Operating Engineering Union and the L.D.S. Church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Bishop Richard King of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Interment will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or L.D.S Church Budget. We love you Daddy!

Onstott, J. D.
J. D. Onstott - Pueblo Star Journal - October 15, 1949 - J. D. Onstott, roller in the 40 inch mill of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Corporation where he had been employed since 1907, passed away at a local hospital Friday. Father of F. D. Onstott and grandfather of E. D. Onstott Jr., Pueblo Brother of Mrs. Ida Bales, Fort Collins, Colo.; Mrs. Maude Smith, Glendale, Calif., E. W. Onstott, Casper, Wyo.; W. N. Onstott, Gering, Neb., and E.L. Onstott, Cheyenne, Wyo. Mr. Onstott was born in Polo, Mo., removing to Nebraska with parents in a covered wagon in 1885, then to Pueblo in 1906, where he had since resided. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral home Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Onsurez, Celia Marie
Baby Girl Celia Marie Onsurez - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1997 - Baby Girl Celia Marie Onsurez, one month, of Pueblo, passed away Nov. 21, 1997. Born Sept. 24, 1997, in Pueblo. Survived by parents, Richard Raymond Riley and Priscilla R. Onsurez of Pueblo- brother, Orlando Onsurez- sister, Bianca Onsurez, both of Pueblo- grandparents, Karla Riley and Isidro Juarez and Alonzo and Elva Onsurez, all of Pueblo- great-grandparents, Virginia and Conal Riley of Pueblo, Juanita Martinez of Greeley and Lucia Onsurez of Loving, N.M.- great-great-grandmother, Margaret Ybarra of Lamar. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at West Street Baptist Church. Officiant, Pastor Doug Morris. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ontiveros, Sara
Sara Ontiveros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2003 - Sara Ontiveros, age 72 of Ft. Collins, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 at her home. A wake will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. at 4713 Crest Road in Fort Collins. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11a.m. Friday Nov. 21, at John 23rd Catholic Church 1220 University Ave., Ft. Collins. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Sara Ontiveros was born May 25, 1931 in Pueblo, Colorado, to Benito and Marciana (Hinojosa) Gonzales. She lived most of her life in Pueblo before settling in Ft. Collins 30 years ago. She married Joe Ontiveros, Jr. on Sept. 3, 1949 in Pueblo. She worked as a custodian at Colorado State University for 18 years prior to her retirement. Sara loved her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed reading her bible, going to garage sales, and watching Court TV. She is survived by five daughters, Josie (Jim) Self, Mary Ontiveros (Bill Burt), all of Fort Collins, Rebecca Ontiveros, of Denver, Teresa (Don) Biehl of Plano, Texas, and Dolores (Augie) Guzman of Fort Collins; grandchildren, Bennett Self, Michael Biehl, Matthew Burt, Augustine Guzman, II, Jolene Ontiveros, Lyndsay Biehl, Sara Self, Joey Guzman, Joseph Ontiveros, Ricky Guzman and Hauna Ontiveros; three step grandchildren, Anthony Jacquez, Brian Jacquez and Austin Powers. She was preceded in death by her parents, her half-sister Mary Arellano, her brother Felix Gonzales, her husband Joe and her son Joe.

Ooley, Lois LaVon
Lois LaVon Ooley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 1986 - Lois LaVon Ooley was born Feb. 24, 1904, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Charles and Mary Metz. She passed away Jan. 31, 1986, in Pueblo. Her husband, Howard A. Ooley, preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1985, as did a daughter, Betty Lois Bagdasarian. She was the sister of Thelma Maye of El Toro, Calif., Lucille Walters of Pueblo, Richard (Thelma) Metz, John (Blanche) Metz and Earl C. (Myrtle Mae) Metz, all of Pueblo. A son-in-law, Erwin Bagdasarian, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 7 and the Methodist Church. She was a licensed practical nurse and was appointed by then-Gov. Steve McNichols to the LPN Board in 1962, serving until 1965. She was a floor supervisor at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and practiced her profession for 35 years. She held office in the American Legion and was chairwoman of Colorado Columbine Girls' State in Denver for three years. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Rose Chapel, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home, with interment in Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family prefers memorials to be made to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

Opanasenko, Vladimir
Vladimir Opanasenko - Pueblo Chieftain - June 17, 1986 - Vladimir Opanasenko, a Pueblo resident for seven years, late of 2812 Second Ave., passed away June 16, 1986. Mr. Opanasenko was a member of St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church. He is survived by an aunt, Angelina Kuimoff, a cousin, Rita (Victor) Moss, and their children, Paul and Kathy Moss, all of Pueblo. The Parastas will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, and the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church with Father Joseph Gillis officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to a wake following the interment at 2812 Second Ave. The family may be contacted at 2812 Second Ave. or 13 Silverweed Court.

Opferman, Margaret Mary
Margaret Mary Opferman - Pueblo Chieftain - February 11, 2000 - Margaret Mary Opferman passed away Feb. 9, 2000. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Opferman; brother, John Baker; and sister-in-law, Alice Baker. Survived by her sons, Dennis Opferman and Regis (Loretta) Opferman; and grandchildren, Nicole and Renee Opferman. Rosary, Friday, 7 p.m., and funeral Mass, Saturday, 11 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Holy Cross Abbey in care of the funeral home office.

Oppenlander, J. F.
J. F. Oppenlander - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1937 - J. F. Oppenlander, 71 years, Jan. 8, at local hospital. Husband of Anna Oppenlander; brother of George Oppenlander. Announcements later.

Oquist, Marian
Marian Wood Oquist - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1998 - Marian Wood Oquist, died Nov. 24, 1998, in Seattle, Wash. She was a 1947 graduate of Centennial High School. Survived by two sons and sisters, Winfred Gull, Montrose, and Judy Smith, Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband, Roy- son, Brian- parents, Bud and Dorothy Wood. Services will be held Thursday in Seattle.

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