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Orazem, H. James
H. James "Jimmy O" Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1997 - H. James "Jimmy O" Orazem, Oct. 5, 1997. Father of Michael James Orazem, Pueblo. Brother of Elizabeth Cookie" Randall, Littleton, and Marilyn James (Jim Rhoades) Pueblo. Son of Harold E. and Florence A. Orazem. Also survived by special friend, Darlene Donohoe, Pueblo West, as well as nieces and nephews. Mr. Orazem was a member of Shrine of St. Therese parish and the manager of the Sausage Haus. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital or Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund through the funeral home office.
Orazem, Harold E.
Harold E. Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1998 - Harold E. Orazem, 83, passed away peacefully at home Nov. 11, 1998. Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Johanna Orazem- brothers, Henry Schmuck and Ed Orazem- sister, Edith Marsden- his parents-in-law, John and Elizabeth Terlep- sisters-in-law, Pauline Klintz and Vivian Terlep- and by his beloved son, Jimmy O" Orazem in October 1997. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence A. Orazem- daughters, Elizabeth Cookie" Randall, Denver, and Marilyn James (James Rhoades)- and grandchildren, Kim (Ken) Dushinski and Julie (Juan) Randall-Sequeira, both of Denver, Michael Orazem and Randy James. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Natalia and Frank Sequeira and Anya Dushinski- nephews, Donald (Margaret) Orazem, John (Beverly) Klintz, Jerry (Eliza) Klintz, Stanley and Rick Terlep- nieces, Ann Louise Schmuck, Dolores Baer and Renee Scott- and his brothers-in-law, who were as close as real brothers, Albert (Rose Marie) Terlep, Stanley (Elsie) Terlep, John (Anita) Terlep and Ed (Helen) Terlep. He was a loving husband and father who was devoted to his family from whom he derived his greatest pleasure. After graduation from Central High in 1933, he played baseball in the American Legion and Georgy McCarthy leagues. He was an avid sportsman and loved fly fishing and goose, deer, antelope and elk hunting throughout his life. He retired from CF&I after 38 years- also spent 17 years at the Pueblo Greyhound Park information window- was a charter member and secretary of the Colorado Wildlife Federation, Secretary/Treasurer of the CF&I Fin and Feather Club for 34 years, life member of BPOE No. 90 and numerous other sportsman's associations. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of St. Therese memorial fund. Funeral Mass, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.
Orazem, Louis V.
Louis V. Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1997 - George McCarthy Funeral Home Pueblo, Colorado - Louis V. Orazem, 79, passed away Aug. 25, 1997. Survived by his wife, Erma- and children, Anna Mae (Duane) Winter, Joe (Cheryl) Orazem, Mary Cae (Eddie) Weaver, Vincent (Elaine) Orazem, Ed (Vicki) Orazem, Guy (Wendy) Orazem, Victor Orazem and Janet (Mark) Chandler. Also survived by brothers, Ray (Margaret) Orazem and Ed Orazem- 20 loving grandchildren- eight great-grandchildren- four nephews and two nieces. Mr. Orazem was a disabled World War II veteran and retired from the Pueblo Army Depot in 1977. Memorial Mass, Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Inurnment, Fort Lyon National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the Disabled American Veterans in care of the funeral home office.
Margaret Orazem - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - Margaret Orazem, 85, born April 21, 1920, in Pueblo, passed away Feb. 26, 2006. Survived by her husband, Raymond J. Orazem; sons, Raymond J. (Dorothy) Orazem Jr., Fort Collins, Colo., and Larry W. (Patricia) Orazem, Duncan, Okla.; also survived by four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Ann Cronin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, J.H. and Rose Thrilkill; sisters, Elizabeth Lee Tkachuk and Dorothy Jean Thrilkill. Margaret loved her church and people. Her many joys in life included driving and travel. She never met a stranger and was always concerned about helping others. Viewing, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday; both services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Margaret's memory.
Orazen, Frank Edward
Frank Edward Orazen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Frank Edward Orazen passed away Jan. 16, 1998, in Mesa, Ariz. Survived by his wife, Mary Alice. They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 1997. Survived by his daughters, Cynthia Jean (Gerry) Johnson, Cherry Lynn (Louis) Milusnic, Crystal June (Darrel) Vaughan. Also survived by a brother, Robert (Beverly) Orazen- and a sister, Frances Orazen, both of Denver- his grandchildren, Denise (Robert) Skinner, Florida, Robbie VanDyke, Kansas, Jennifer Johnson, Colorado Springs, Louann (Scott) Androes, Pueblo West, Brian (Carrie) Johnson, Colorado Springs, Joey (Molly) Milusnic, Pueblo West, Amy (Gregg) Calhoun, Kansas, Jeri Lynn (Andy) Bishop, Colorado Springs, and Steven Milusnic of Pueblo- great-grandchildren, Lauryn Johnson, Kelsea Lynne Androes, Kayla Calhoun, Nicholas Androes, Kylie Marie Milusnic, Dillon Calhoun, and Cylie VanDyke. Frank served with the U.S. Army during WWII and suffered wounds he carried through life without complaint. Life member of the Disabled Veterans No. 39 and BPOE Elks No. 367. Past Master of Masonic Lodge No. 99, Past Commander of American Legion Post No. 171, Past Worthy Patron O.E.S. No. 28, and member of the Shrine Al Kaly Temple of Pueblo. Frank was employed by Central Electric for 33 years. A candlelight will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Faith United Methodist Church, corner of Quincy and W. Adams Ave.
Brenda Orchard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2002 - Age 47, of Pueblo, passed away March 24, 2002. Brenda will be remembered by her family as a most loving mother and caring person, one who was the happiest when she was able to help someone. She was a member of the Door Christian Fellowship. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, James R. Orchard, in November 2001. She is survived by her mother, Wilma Orchard; sons, James Brandon Goodrich and Matthew Ray Goodrich; fiancé, Joseph Rodriguez; sister, Rolanda Orchard; and brother, Don Gavin. No service.
Orcutt, Daniel R.
Daniel R. Orcutt - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 14, 2009 - Daniel, beloved husband of Leoma (Sears) passed away March 30th. He was a Colorado native born in Pueblo to Cubb and Ann (Jaklich) Orcutt. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School (Palmer) in 1951 and entered the U.S. Navy. He served in the Korean war and on submarines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1968, Daniel was then commissioned to the Army as a warrant officer and served in Vietnam. He retired from Ft. Carson in 1971. Preceded in death by parents and brother, Jack. Survived by his wife, Lee; Children, Kevin, Steve, Pamela and Tim; 15 grand children; 7 great grandchildren and his sister, Agnes Wills. Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 3rd at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to National Jewish Health, Respiratory Unit, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206.
Orcutt, Teresa Kay
Teresa Kay Orcutt - Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 1998 - Teresa Kay Orcutt, 38, of Manzanola, died Oct. 24, 1998. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, at Griffy Family Funeral Home Chapel, Fowler. Services and interment will be in Houston, Texas. Survived by husband, Cub D. Orcutt of Manzanola- stepchildren, Jesse Orcutt of Greeley, Cub Jr. (Tina) Orcutt of Pueblo- and stepdaughter, Robin (Steve) Trujillo, Pueblo- father Jackie R. Moore of Amarillo, Texas- and sisters, Becky (Ronnie Mercer) Moore, and Deanna (Claude) Wooley of Houston, and Jacqueline (Robert) Mature of New Waverly, Texas.
Ore, Mildred B.
Mildred B. Ore - Pueblo Chieftain - October 22, 1999 - Mildred B. Ore, 91, passed away Oct. 21, 1999. Survived by son, Robert (Kay) Ore, Aurora; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ore was preceded in death by her husband, James Ore; and son, James C. Ore. She is the last of her family. Graveside service, Monday, 11 a.m., Mountain View Cemetery.
Natale Ore - Huerfano World - February 20, 2003- This Week in Walsenburg History - 1906: A disaster in the old Sunshine mine claimed the lives of William Moran, Archie Miller, Natale Nizzi, Natale Ore, James Teeters, Pete Divisio, S. Lobana and Dominic Lezeni.
Mary Orecchio – Pueblo Chieftain – March 18, 1940 – Orecchio, Mrs. Mary, died, wife of Thomas Orecchio of 122 West Front street, Florence, Colo. Rosary at family home Monday, 7:30 p.m.; requiem mass St. Benedict's church, Florence, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. To Union Highland.
Oreskey, Anna Olejar
Anna Olejar Oreskey - Pueblo Chieftain - July 25, 1987 - Anna Olejar Oreskey, born Feb. 1, 1894, in Plymouth, Pa., passed away July 23, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo. Wife of George Oreskey, who passed away in 1959. Mother of Anna (Bill) Bartlett, Rupert, Idaho, Margaret Lackner and George F. (Marie) Oreskey, Pueblo. Survived also by eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Oreskey moved with her parents to Pueblo in 1899, attended Pueblo public schools, and was later employed by the Rood Candy Co. She was the oldest member of St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church and past member of St. Michael's Altar Society. She loved and grew beautiful flowers. Parastas, 7 p.m. Sunday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church, will be conducted by Father Joseph Gillis. Interment, Roselawn. Friends who wish are asked to make memorial donations in her name to St. Michael Eastern Orthodox Church. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. & Mrs. George Oreskey, 1549 Stone.
George Oreskey - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 2005 - George Oreskey, born March 27, 1923, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 13, 2005. Preceded in death by his father, George Oreskey Sr.; mother, Anna Oreskey; and sister, Margaret Lackner. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie; sons, Richard (Mickie) and Michael (Sandy); and daughters, Susan (Pete) Juba and Janet (Carmen) Juliano. Grandfather of Melissa and Michelle Oreskey, Nichole, Felix and Marcus Juliano, and Matthew, Tyler and Jordan Oreskey. Great-grandfather of Bryan, Brett and B.J. Hund. Also survived by his sister, Anna (Bill) Bartlett, Rupert, Idaho. George was a United States Marine corporal serving in the South Central Pacific during WWII. Following his discharge, he was employed as a Pueblo Air Base aircraft mechanic, a D&RGW Railroad fireman, a watchmaker and jeweler. He retired as a Pueblo Army Depot production controller in 1972. George was a member of the Numismatic Association, Marine Corp League of Colorado Springs, a life-member of the DAV and the American Legion Post No. 2. He enjoyed fishing and traveling especially to Las Vegas and Cripple Creek. He was an avid history reader and a geology buff. George spent his early years in Leadville and Craig, Colo., and dearly loved the mountains. The family wishes to acknowledge special friend, Dan Radakovich, for the weekly visitations and discussions about the United States Marine Corps and World War II. George was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Church parish where services will be held. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Vespers, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005; both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blind Veterans Association, SRDA, Our Lady of the Meadows, or a charity of your choice.
Oreskovic, Ann Ore
Ann Ore Oreskovic - Pueblo Chieftain - February 4, 1987 - Ann Ore Oreskovic, Feb. 2, 1987. Daughter of Kate C. Oreskovic, of the family home. Sister of Mary Roller, Colorado Springs; Pete (Sally) Oreskovic, Pueblo; and Joseph Oreskovich, also of the family home. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Nick T. Oreskovic, Jan. 1, 1983. A member of St. Joseph Parish and CFU, St. Jacob Lodge 402, Miss Oreskovic was employed by the El Paso County Sheriff's Department. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church. Private family entombment. The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Anna Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 8, 1943 - In memory of Anna Oreskovich who passed away one year ago today. Jack Oreskovich
Oreskovich, John M.
John M. "Jolly" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1997 - John M. "Jolly" Oreskovich, passed away Nov. 24, 1997, as the result of a lengthy illness. Mr. Oreskovich was a CF&I retiree with 45 years of service and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. Survived by his wife, Rachel- stepson, Jerry (Teresa) Cordova- and stepdaughter, Louise (Skip) Mellick. Also survived by grandchildren, Trisha (Rob) Mauro, Tana (Bill) Trujillo, Mike and Karen Mellick- great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews- sisters, Rose (Edward) Pozlep and Margaret (John) Volk. Preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Spoden and Katherine Borzilieri. Viewing, Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., George McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in John's name through the funeral home office.
Joseph "Cholo" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 26, 1998 - Joseph "Cholo" Oreskovich, age 87, passed away Aug. 24, 1998. Survived by his wife, Mary M. Oreskovich, of the family home- and children, Joseph A. Oreskovich Jr., Greeley, Colo., and Mary Kay Oreskovich, Pueblo, Colo. Grandfather of Nickolas J. Oreskovich and Natasha M. Oreskovich, both of Greeley, Colo. Also survived by his brother, Matt (Joy) Oreskovich- sister, Helen Oreskovich- sisters and brothers-in-law, Orma Oreskovich, Mildred Toth, Helen (Ralph) Prijatel Sr., Ann (Ray) Hegler and Kay Mraovich, all of Pueblo, Colo., and Ann Gregorich, Wheaton, Ill.- and lifetime friend, Mark J. Vivoda, Pueblo, Colo.- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ana Oreskovich- and numerous brothers and sisters. Mr. Oreskovich was a United States World War II Army veteran, a member of St. Jacob Lodge and St. Francis Xavier Church parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Thursday, 7 p.m. and Scripture Service, Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church hall after both services. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the St. Francis Xavier Church Memorial Fund.
Lorraine Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2001 - On Oct. 26, 2001, Lorraine Oreskovich went home to be with the Lord. Preceded by parents, Frank and Mary Tekavec; and husband, Peter J. Oreskovich. She is survived by her children, Judy (Gary) Reynolds and Ronald (Tiffiany) Oreskovich; grandchildren, Robin Reynolds, Nicole Oreskovich and Jacob Oreskovich. Also survived by sister, Mary (Victor) Moreschini; brothers, Frank (Dorothy) Tekavec, Fritz Tekavec, John (Nita) Tekavec and numerous nieces and nephews. Lorraine is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother as well as a loving sister and dear friend. Her family was the most important thing in her life and she will be sadly missed by all. She was a member of Holy Family Parish. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Heart Association or a charity of choice. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church. Inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the church.
Oreskovich, Mary Mildred
Mary Mildred Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2005 - Mary Mildred Oreskovich, 92, born Oct. 26, 1912, passed away March 22, 2005. Survived by children, Joseph A. (Carol) Oreskovich, Mary Kay Oreskovich; grandchildren, Nickolas J. (Brandi) Oreskovich, Natasha Oreskovich; sisters, Mildred Toth and Helen (Ralph) Prijatel; sisters-in-law, Kay Mraovich, Ann Hegler, Orma Oreskovich; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph Oreskovich; parents, George and Catherine Mraovich; brothers and sisters, Matthew Mraovich, Nick Mravich, John Mravich, Rose Krepenc and Ann Gregorich. Mary was a member of KSKJ Lodge and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved gardening especially her rose bushes. She won numerous ribbons for her flowers at the Colorado State Fair. Mary had been a resident of Minnequa Medicenter since July 2003. She was affectionately known as "Mary O" by the staff. The family would like to thank the staff of Minnequa Medicenter, especially F. Hall, for their wonderful care of and concern for Mary. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Monday, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church or the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.
Oreskovich, Matthew J.
Matthew J. Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 1999 - Matthew J. Oreskovich, 75, passed away Feb. 2, 1999. Survived by his wife, Joy L. Oreskovich- and children, Ann (Bill) Long, Jerry (Paula) Oreskovich, Susan (Tom) Milner, David Fawkes, Debbie (Jim) Emerson, Gary (Pearl) Fawkes, Mike (Tina) Fawkes, Matthew (Darla Sue) Oreskovich, Jack (Leslie) Oreskovich and Mary Beth (John) Anderson. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and sister, Helen Oreskovich. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum with full military honors by Fort Carson
Peter "Punk" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 30, 2004 - Peter "Punk" Oreskovich, 80, born Sept. 27, 1924, passed away Sept. 28, 2004. Preceded in death by his wife, Wilma "Sally" Oreskovich; one brother and one sister. Survived by his son, Ron (Judy) Oreskovich; grandson, Charles (Kelly) Oreskovich; great-granddaughter, Kenzie Rae Oreskovich, all of Denver; sisters-in-law, Amanda Bravo and Marie Thomas of Swink, Delores Thomas of Seattle, Wash., and B.J. Thomas of Rocky Ford; and brother-in-law, Dick (Eleanor) Thomas of Pueblo. At his request, cremation. Graveside inurnment, 10 a.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel of Angels, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Peter's name.
Wilma "Sally" Oreskovich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 05, 2002 - Wilma "Sally" Oreskovich, age 76, born April 1, 1926, passed away Sept. 2, 2002. Survived by her husband, Peter; sons, Ron (Judy) Oreskovich and Jim (Barbara) Williams; sister, Amanda Bravo of Swink, Colo.; and brother, Dick (Eleanor) Thomas of Pueblo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. At her request, cremation, Almont Crematory, with graveside inurnment to be held at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 10 a.m. Friday. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Charles (Chuggy) Orestani - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 2004 - Charles (Chuggy) Orestani, 76 of Pueblo passed away Mar. 20, 2004. Born On June 13, 1927 to Alfonso and Catarina (Paulino) Orestani. He was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law; Caterina (Dolly and Tony) Marino. Charlie loved Chevrolets and could spend time talking about the years and makes of his favorite hobby. He was also a cat lover, pool player and he could have won a contest eating sweets of all kinds. Charles is survived by Nephews; Louis (Linda) Marino, Tony Marino, Charles Marino, Niece: RoseAnn (Marino) Ford, Great-niece; Cindy Mascarenas, Great-great niece and nephew Catarina and Anthony Mascarenas and numerous other relatives. Charlie will be dearly missed by beloved friends Herbie and Betty DeHerrera. “Evans”, “Red”, special “secretary” friends and many other employees of Pueblo Community Resources. Memorial service Fri., Mar. 26, 2004 at St. Josephs, 9:30a.m.
Orf, John F.
John F. Orf - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2003 - John F. Orf, 85, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord April 26, 2003. Born on Feb. 22, 1918, in Rock Island, Ill., to the union of Fred and Mary Orf who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by loving wife, Amelia, in March of 1996, and brother, Glen William Orf. Survived by sisters-in-law, Lucy (Manuel) Esquibel, Florence, Colo., Annie Leyba, Pueblo, Colo., and Lupe Rodriquez, Florence, Colo.; nephews, Manuel (Beverly) Esquibel, Brighton, Colo., and Raymond Esquibel, Florence, Colo.; special friends, Tom and Bertha Cordova, Pueblo, Colo., and Joe and Mary Martinez and family, Pueblo, Colo.; numerous other nieces and nephews. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. tonight, at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Leander Church, East Seventh and Monument, Pueblo, Colo. Celebrant, Rev. Ben Bacino. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colo. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after Mass.
Edward Organ - Blue Valley Times - May 9, 1913 - Men Fall Seven Stories to Death - Pueblo - Falling seven stories to the cement floored basement of the new Thatcher bank building, now in course of construction, F. W. Leeds, thirty-five, of Denver, and Edward Organ, forty-two, were killed.
Origer, Lewis J.
Lewis J. Origer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 2000 - Lewis J. Origer, born Feb. 5, 1931, in Estherville, Iowa, returned to our Heavenly Father on Aug. 7, 2000. Lewis was married to Joann (Curran) and together they had four daughters, Theresa (Raymond) Chavez, Rose (Barclay) Clark, Linda (Stephen) Di Domenico and Paula (Kent) Kirchner. Lewis leaves six grandchildren, Angela and Jessica Chavez, Barclay and Cassidy Clark, and Alicia and Misty Kirchner. He also leaves his brothers, Merrill (Joann), William (Evelyn), John (Marian); and sisters, Imogene Dessel and Catherine (James) Kueny; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lewis graduated from Gruver High School in 1948. He entered the U.S. Air Force in March of 1951 and was honorably discharged in October of 1952. After military service, he attended Creighton University and graduated in 1955. He also attended Kansas University School of Law. Lewis was a loving husband and father. He also loved gardening, cooking and fishing. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of Assumption Church. Inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Veterans Court of Honor with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. There will be a reception immediately following the inurnment in the church hall. The family will receive visitors at 32 MacNaughton Road, Pueblo, Colo.
Bude Orlich – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Bude Orlich is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Bude Orlich: Slav (citizenship), age 40, married with one surviving child. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.
Orman, James Bradley
James Bradley Orman – Pueblo Chieftain – July 22, 1919 – Former Governor J. B. Orman Passes Away – Former Governor James Bradley Orman died at the family home, 1000 Carteret avenue this city at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. The end came following a second stroke of paralysis with which he was attacked during last Thursday night. Governor Orman's death casts a pall over the city, for no man was more popular with all who knew him. Always cheerful and optimistic, he was ever welcome with all with whom he came in contact. He leaves one son, Frederick Bradley Orman, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren to mourn his loss. Governor Orman suffered a first stroke last winter, and for a time his life was despaired of, but he rallied, and resumed his duties as receiver of the Pueblo Land office, which position he held for the past four years. He seemed to have recovered and was cheerful and active until he retired to his bed where he was found unconscious by his son on Friday morning. The man who built more miles of railroad in the state of Colorado, is what is said of James Bradley Orman. His success as a railroad builder was not confined to Colorado alone, for many regions of the great West owe their present stage of development to the success of Mr. Orman and his workers in overcoming some of the difficulties of building railroads in the rugged Rocky Mountains. It was in such enterprises that he made his reputation and amassed considerable wealth. Mr. Orman was born in Muscatine, Iowa, November 4, 1849, was the son of John and Sarah Josephine (Bradley) Orman. He worked on his father's farm and attended the public schools during his youth, and when twenty years of age came to Denver, in 1869, depending upon his own energy and exertions to push his way up in the world. Denver was then the center of railway building and activities and with shrewd business foresight, he anticipated the need for horses and draft animals for the completion of the railway then in the course of construction toward the city. Together with his brother, Will A. Orman, he bought and sold horses and mules at a good profit. In the fall of 1869 the Orman brothers were awarded the contract for the construction of the old Kansas-Pacific (now part of the Union Pacific) from Sheridan, Kansas, to Denver. This work satisfactorily performed, was but the beginning of Mr. Orman's long and successful career as a railway contractor and builder in Colorado and the West. He was awarded and filled many contracts with the following roads: Kansas-Pacific, Denver and Rio Grande; Colorado Midland; Canadian Pacific, Oregon Pacific; Elk Mountain; Texas, Santa Fe and Northern; Crystal River; the Moffat road; the Denver, Laramie and Northwestern; the El Paso and Southwestern; one road in Old Mexico and another in Montana. In conjunction with others he instigated the Gunnison tunnel, and later Gov. Orman built many miles of canals in the Uncompagre Valley. He also built the Belle Fouche dam in South Dakota, and similar projects in Idaho and Wyoming. Also he constructed the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek road and the Florence and Cripple Creek road, and other railroads. Mr. Orman also constructed some of the largest irrigation canals in the west. As he began to accumulate wealth, he made large investments in Pueblo, Denver, and Trinidad real estate, and had at one time large holdings in Huerfano county coal lands. The business houses and his palatial home, which he erected in Pueblo, identified him with that city as one of its most progressive citizens. He was interested in and for five years was the president of the Pueblo street railway, of which he was one of the organizers in 1879. He also became interested in the Bessemer Irrigating ditch and additional coal properties in Pitkin and Gunnison counties, and mines in Cripple Creek. The government canal near Montrose was built by him, and he became president of the Banker's Consolidated Mines, near Ouray, and the Oro Hondo mine in Lead City, South Dakota. In 1915, Governor Orman was appointed by President Wilson, receiver of public moneys at the Pueblo land office. He assumed office in April and was holding the position when he died. Mr. Orman, early in his career, became a dominant figure in Colorado politics, as one of the leaders of the democratic party. For several terms he was a member of the Pueblo city council and in 1880 was elected a member of the Colorado legislature, being re-elected in 1882. He was candidate in 1883, for the short term in the United States senate, to fill the unexpired term of Henry M. Teller, who had resigned and been appointed secretary of the interior, and received the unanimous vote of the democrats in the legislature. The democrats were in the minority but he received their solid vote, and from two to five republicans, receiving on one ballot 27 votes and came within three of being elected. He declined the democratic nomination for governor in 1888 and 1890 but in 1900 accepted, also being endorsed by the populists and silver republicans, and was elected. During his term of two years he gave the state an honest, conservative and business-like administration. In 1892, he was a delegate to the national democratic convention and in 1897 was elected mayor of Pueblo. When mayor of Pueblo and governor of Colorado he followed and carried out those principles that had made him a successful business man. Governor Orman was a thirty-second degree Mason and prominent in that order. He and his wife were members of the Episcopal church and were among the most prominent in social and church work in Pueblo. He married September 27, 1877, Miss Nellie, daughter of William F. Martin, of Pueblo. Two children were born to them: Frederick B., graduate of Princeton university and engaged in business in Pueblo, and Edna A., who died. His wife died about a year and a half ago. The funeral will take place from Holy Trinity church tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Mack officiating. The funeral will be in charge of Masonic lodge No. 31. Pueblo Chieftain – July 23, 1919 – The funeral cortege escorting the body of the late Gov. James Bradley Orman will leave the family home at 9:30 o'clock this morning and proceed to the Holy Trinity church, 115 east Routt avenue. At 10 o'clock funeral services will be conducted there by Rev. Albert P. Mack, pastor of the church. The body will then be taken in charge of Lodge No. 31 A. F. & A. M., under whose auspices the burial services will be conducted. Interment will be in the family lot in Roselawn cemetery. This beautiful tribute has been paid to the memory of this late Pueblo citizen by Governor Shoup. It was issued yesterday from the governor's mansion in Denver and reads: “To the People of Colorado – The death of the Hon. James B. Orman, which occurred at Pueblo, is a distinct loss to the state. Governor Orman served the people of this state faithfully and conscientiously during the term from 1901 to 1903, and many of the people of the state with pleasure recall his fine personality, his keen sense of honor, his loyalty to the state and its interests, his splendid character and ability, and his unswerving Americanism. It is with great pleasure that I offer this tribute to his memory on the occasion of his death.” (Signed) “Oliver H. Shoup, Governor.” Pueblo Chieftain – July 24, 1919 – Governor Orman is Laid to Rest With Imposing Ceremony – Holy Trinity Church was packed to capacity with friends yesterday morning who were there in attendance at the funeral services of the late Gov. James Bradley Orman. The body had been conveyed from the late home, 1000 Carteret avenue under an escort of Masons and placed at the altar of the church, where it was banked about with the greatest profusion of the most beautiful flowers. The beautiful and impressive funeral services of the Episcopal church were conducted by the Rev. Albert P. Mack, pastor. The choral choir sang several hymns, and Mrs. L. J. Allott sang a solo, “Lead Kindly, Light.” After this service the body was taken in charge by Lodge No. 31, A. F. & A. M., and was also escorted by Knights of Templar from No. 53, to Roselawn cemetery, being followed by a long line of automobiles bearing friends, Masons and Knights Templar. At the grave the Masonic ritual was exemplified in laying the remains to rest. Many friends from other cities were present, among them: Former Governor Julius C. Gunter, and Ex-Mayor of South Pueblo P. B. Sharp. Exquisite floral offerings came as tributes from out-of-town friends who could not be present. The pallbearers were the following Masons: Alva Adams, Harvey Nuckolls, A. T. Stewart, S. D. Trimble, W. K. Dudley, George H. Marsh, W. H. Moore and Charles B. Carlile. Honorary pallbearers were the following Knights Templar: J. G. Morton, N. S. Walpole, F. G. Myrick, Geo. W. Rowe, Wm. Peach and Wm. Barber. The flower bearers and ushers were: Alva B. Adams, Wilbur Newton, Thos. A. Duke, Robert S. Gast, Harry A. Deuel, George H. Sweeney, and E. S. Ray. The funeral arrangements were conducted by the McCarthy's.
Orman, Leonard Milton
Col. Leonard Milton Orman - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1998 - Col. Leonard Milton Orman departed this life to be with our Lord on Dec. 5, 1998. Beloved husband of Doris M. - father of beloved son, Jeffrey G. (Sharon)- brother, Melvin Leon (Mary) of Raymond, Miss.- and nieces, Brenda Nell (Ed) Massimo and Kay Lynn (George) Beemon. Born in Jackson, Miss., on May 31, 1917. Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Attended Harvard and M.I.T. for radar school. Wrote two books and more than 75 scientific articles- installed the first radar on Diamond Head, Hawaii. During WWII he took an artillery battalion to Guam, returned to Research and Development at the Pentagon, then attended Columbia University, N.Y., in preparation for teaching at the U.S. Military Academy. Received a master's degree in electronics at the University of Pennsylvania, was Chief of Army office at Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral, Fla., and worked with Wernher Von Braun on the launch of the first U.S. satellite, Explorer I. Attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., prior to his service in Korea. After working with the Under Secretary of the Army, he became the first Chief of the Research Office for the Armed Services for Latin America headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Completed a 36-year military career as Chief of U.S. Army Weapons Command, Rock Island, Ill. After retirement the family moved to Pueblo, where Colonel Orman taught mathematics at the University of Southern Colorado. He was a member of the American Math Association, Colorado Association of Teachers of Math, Colo-Wyo Academy of Science, Kappa Delta Pi. Was in the 1978-1979 Who's Who in the West, and retired as Professor Emeritus. One of a select group to have read all 100 of The Great Books. Was active as elder of the First Presbyterian Church, President of the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Charter member of the Retired Officers Association in Pueblo, longtime member of the Pueblo Country Club. to be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th, Pueblo, Colo.
Ormonde, Corine A.
Corine A. Ormonde - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2002 - Passed away April 22, 2002. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Fox; daughter, VonCeil Beltz; and brother, Larry Fox. Corine is survived by her son, Rodney Beltz; and three granddaughters. Honoring her request, cremation will take place with graveside services, 1:30 p.m. at the Fowler Cemetery, Saturday, April 27, 2002.
Fred Ormsby - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1966 - Fred Ormsby, local hospital Nov. 26. Father of Mrs. Patsy R. Pope, Phenix City, Ala., and Mrs. Joanne Stroud, Sikes, La. He was the brother of Clyde Ormsby, Colorado Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Valhalla's Garden Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Warren Hile. Interment will follow in Pueblo Memorial Gardens.
Ormston, T. H. (Mrs.)
Mrs. T. H. Ormston - Brandon Bell - September 24, 1915 - Mrs. T. H. Ormston of Pueblo fell from an automobile on the Colorado Spring road and received injuries from which she died a few hours later.
Ornelas, Cathy Jo
Cathy Jo Sandoval Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2001 - Cathy Jo Sandoval Ornelas, 31, departed this life Dec. 31, 2000, at her home following a lengthy illness with cancer. A lifetime Puebloan, Cathy was born March 4, 1969. She was employed at Pueblo Horizons Federal Credit Union and was a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 61. She enjoyed outdoor activities, camping, fishing and spending time with her two sons. She also loved her Denver Broncos and would look forward to Sunday afternoon football after Mass. Predeceased by her grandparents, Cye and Della Romero and Mike Sandoval. She leaves to cherish her memory, devoted husband, Michael Anthony Ornelas; two sons, Michael Anthony Ornelas Jr. and Steven Dane Ornelas; sisters, Cindy (Douglas) Weatherfield, Gwen (Dan) DeHerrera and Kim (Robert) Ornelas, all of Pueblo West, and Sherry (Diego) Gonzales, Pueblo; devoted parents, Edward and Leona (Romero) Sandoval, Pueblo; grandmother, Flora Sandoval, Pueblo; five nephews; five nieces; one great-nephew; godson, Jacob Sandoval; and other relatives and friends. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. J. William Huber, celebrant. Both services, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Horizons Credit Union for her sons' education. Family will receive friends at St. Pius X Hall following the burial rites.
Ornelas, Irene Rose
Irene Rose Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 2005 - Irene Rose Ornelas, 68, went to be with the Lord March 11, 2005. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Marez; mother, Mary Trujillo; and daughter-in-law, Berlinda Marez. Survived by her children, Linda (Sam Sr.) Reyes, Silfredo Marez, Ken (Michelle) Marez, David (Sally) Baker; stepchildren, Joanne (Ernie) Valdez, Jacqueline (Ray) Montoya, Joe (Dorothy) Marez, James Washington, Daniel (Vickie) Marez; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; special friends, Holsie Lewis and Mary Valdez; and numerous friends and relatives. Viewing, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and funeral service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow. Friends and family will be received after the service at Holy Family Parish. The family respectfully accepts food donations brought to Holy Family Parish.
Ornelas, James F.
James F. Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2001 - James F. Ornelas, 86, of Pueblo West, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 23, 2001. Born July 25, 1915, in Taos, N.M. Preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Theresa Ornelas; two brothers, Ernest and Frank Ornelas; three sisters, Irene Gonzales, Ruth Thompson and Annie Burns. Also preceded in death by step-grandson, Andrew Gallegos. Survived by his loving wife, Della Ornelas of the family home; stepchildren, Dan (Rosemary) Martinez, Pueblo West, and Shirley Gallegos, Belen, N.M.; sisters, Lucy Garza and Connie Romero; seven step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren. James enjoyed reading, fishing and was a devoted and loving husband. He retired from the PAD with 30 years of service and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pueblo West. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at St. Paul the Apostle Church Hall in Pueblo West. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Ornelas, Jennie Katherine
Jennie Katherine Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 1999 - Jennie Katherine Ornelas, 49, passed away Jan. 15, 1999, at University Hospital in Denver. A lifetime Puebloan, Mrs. Ornelas was born Feb. 10, 1949. She received her formal education in the Pueblo school system. She enjoyed gardening and canning and her family gatherings. As a hobby, she liked driving standard shift trucks. Preceded in death by her parents, John B. Atencio, Feb. 2, 1985, and Cecelia A. (Trujillo) Atencio, June 16, 1984- a brother, Billy Atencio, March 2, 1984- father-in-law, Gabriel Ornelas, May 31, 1995. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Johnny James Ornelas- two sons, Albert and Johnny James Ornelas Jr.- siblings, Dora (Don) Duran, Christine (Tom) Chavarria, Irene (Dan) Urbina, Geraldine (Tony) Alvarado, Leroy (Kathy) Atencio- one grandchild, Christopher Bowman- three sisters-in-law, Rachel Atencio, Eleanor Ornelas and Cecelia Ornelas- two brothers-in-law, Don (Carol) Ornelas, Lawrence (Cecelia) Ornelas- one godchild, Melissa Duran- many other relatives and friends to include her constant companion, her beloved little dog Gizmo." At Mrs. Ornelas' request there will be no formal viewing. A service beside the grave will be held today at noon, Rev. Edward G. Pettit officiating, Roselawn Cemetery, Block 51.
Lawrence “Larry” Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 2003 - Lawrence “Larry” Ornelas, 66, passed away March 2, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born June 3, 1936, in Roy, N.M., to Gabriel and Juanita Ornelas. Preceded in death by his father; daughter-in-law, Cathy Jo Ornelas; three brothers and one sister. Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Cecilia Ornelas; sons, Fred (Mary Ann), Robert (Kim), Michael Ornelas; grandfather to Anita, Mario, Michael Jr., Sara, Steven, Melody; and great-grandson, Chase; two brothers; and two sisters. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with rosary to follow at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel and Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.
Lelia Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 2006 - Lelia Ornelas, 80, a homemaker, passed away Feb. 18, 2006. Mrs. Ornelas was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Jessica Rodriguez; husband, Joe Montoya; brother, Ernie Sisneros; and grandson, Ray "Razor" Montoya. Survived by her loving children, Ramon (Arlene) Montoya, Anthony (Sylvia) Montoya and Gerome (Patricia) Montoya; siblings, Fred (Carmen) Trujillo, Manuel Sisneros, Tony Sisneros, Joe Trujillo; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends from the Mineral Palace Towers. At Lelia's request cremation has taken place. No service.
Ornelas, Lucinda Dora
Lucinda Dora Ornelas - Cañon City Daily Record - May 24, 2006 - Lucinda Dora Ornelas, 70, of Loveland died May 17, 2006, at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born May 23, 1935, in Trinidad to Isabel and Dolores (Renner) Griego. She married Joe N. Ornelas on June 1, 1952, in Loveland. He preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1998. Mrs. Ornelas moved to Loveland in 1987 from East Portal, Colo. She was a homemaker. She loved playing bingo and enjoyed cooking, cleaning and collecting dolls. She loved spending time with her family. She is survived by five sons, Martin Ornelas of Loveland, Jack Ornelas of Greeley, Tony Ornelas of Fort Collins, Robert Ornelas and wife Toni of Fort Collins and Michael Ornelas and wife Jerri of Greeley; five daughters, Beverly Gorman of Fort Collins, Suzi Perea and husband Beni of Denver, Debra VanCleave of Greeley, Norma Ornelas of Greeley and Laura Ornelas of Loveland; brothers Ben Griego of California, Gilbert Griego and wife Genevie of Evans, Ernest Griego and wife Mary Ann of Evans and Daniel Griego and wife Jalyn of Greeley; sisters Esther Gomez, Liva Martinez, Virginia Miller and husband George and Rosalie Pisano, all of Greeley; 31 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Andrew Griego. Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Monday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Hartmann of St. John's Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be at Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dora Ornelas Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Ornelas, Robert Joe
Robert Joe Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - August 12, 1986 - Robert Joe Ornelas, affectionately known as Bobby Joe, 1412 32nd Lane, departed this life Aug. 8, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Born March 16, 1930, in Johnstown. He was a carpenter by trade. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Joy Ornelas, in 1986. Survived by his parents, Gabriel and Juanita Ornelas; children, Evelyn, Scott, Robbie, and Jennifer Ornelas, all of Iowa, and Pearl Ornelas, Denver; five brothers, Gabriel (Annie), Lawrence (Cecelia), Orlando (Betty), Johnny (Jennie), all of Pueblo, Don (Carol) Ornelas, California; three sisters, Cecelia Almazan, Denver, Delia (Moses) Castilleja, Fredrick, Eleanor (Felix) Medina, Kansas; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Evening service, 7:30 o'clock Tuesday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Both services at Angelus Chapel, with the Rev. Ted Cordova officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bobby Joe Ornelas memorial fund at Minnequa Bank. Family will receive friends at the home.
Ornelas, Tomas Santiago
Tomas Santiago Ornelas - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2003 - Tomas Santiago Ornelas, 40, departed this life unexpectedly Feb. 2, 2003, at Parkview Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1962, in Canon City. He was a landscaper by trade. He also loved to watch and participate in Native American ceremonies, fishing and watching old movies. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Celestino and Lula (Solano) Ornelas. Survived by his wife, Sylvia Gonzales; children, Delena Cruz, Tomas Ornelas; stepchildren, Andrew Gonzales, Alicia (Anthony Guerra) Montour; three sisters, Cindy (Jim) Ornelas, Inez Ornelas, Carla Medina; father, Thomas (Lola) Ornelas; mother, Maria Adelina Solano; grandson, Anthony Guerra; godchildren, Zoe Rodrigues and Alyssa Salazar; grandparents, Larry and Ruth Rendon, Albert and Rose Medina; mother- and father-in-law, Rafael and Rita Gonzales; numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation, 1 until 5 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Both services, St. Leander Catholic Church. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday. Father Ben Bacino celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends at the Zaragoza Hall following the Mass.
Ciprian Orona - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - The funeral of Ciprian Orona will be held this morning at 10 o'clock in the chapel of T. G. McCarthy & Sons. Burial in Roselawn.
Agnes O'Rourke - Huerfano World - February 18, 1993 - Agnes Katherine O'Rourke, 86, of Walsenburg, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1993 after a lengthy illness. She suffered a stroke about six years ago. Born Dec. 29, 1906 in Osawatomie, KS, as an infant she lived in several places including Trinidad and Walsenburg, as her father worked for the railroad. She graduated from St. Mary High School and on Nov. 29, 1928, she married Francis J. O'Rourke. They made their home in Walsenburg where Mr. O'Rourke worked for Star Market and Safeway Store as a meat cutter. Mrs. O'Rourke worked as secretary for the Huerfano County Commissioners and in the county extension agent's office for 35 years. Mrs. O'Rourke was a member of St. Mary Church, the Tabernacle Society and St. Mary Credit Union in which she held a position on the advisory board. Survivors include her daughters, Agnes Bechaver, Walsenburg, Barbara Ritz, Littleton and Mary Helen O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; a sister. Mary Rasher. Colorado Springs; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.
O'Rourke, Coletta B.
Coletta B. O'Rourke - Huerfano World - September 7, 1989 - Coletta O'Rourke, 87, formerly of Walsenburg, died in Colorado Springs, Sept. 5, 1989. Born in Lonaconing, MD, Oct. 7, 1901, the daughter of Patrick and Mary O'Rourke, she came to Walsenburg as a small child. She graduated from St. Mary School and shortly thereafter went to work at Fawks Drug for many years as a pharmacist assistant. She had been living in Colorado Springs for the past three years. She was a member of St. Mary Church. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday from St. Mary Church. Burial will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Herman O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 1986 - Herman O'Rourke, 87, died at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, May 17, 1986. Mr. O'Rourke was born April 1, 1899, in Rouse, and was educated in a mining school at Walsen Camp. He started working as a butcher at an early age for several stores, including the Star Grocery and Schafer's Grocery. Retired from the latter in 1962. Member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Predeceased by four brothers and six sisters. He was never married. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas O'Rourke, Canon City, Bill (Marie) O'Rourke, Walsenburg; sister, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary recitation, 5:30 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Both services at St. Mary Church Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.
O'Rourke, John A.
John A. O'Rourke - Huerfano World - October 15, 1998 - John A. O'Rourke, 74, died Sept. 8, 1998, in St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, NM, after a brief illness. Born Feb. 4, 1924 in Walsenburg, he graduated from St. Mary School and attended Regis University in Denver before joining the Army during World War II. He married Patricia R. Hamrick on Apr. 8, 1944 in Paris, TX, while stationed at Camp Maxey. After completing his military service, he earned an engineering degree and attended graduate school at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, where he earned a master's degree. He joined the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in 1952 as a technical staff member in Group CMR-13. He worked for the laboratory for 35 years as a metallurgical engineer specializing in structural determination of solids by powder diffraction. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, Santa Fe; his children, Peter O'Rourke, Los Alamos, NM, Cathleen McGarity, Austin, TX, Patricia Broxton, Los Alamos, Kenneth O'Rourke, Albuquerque, NM, Mary Beck, Austin and Carol Burns, Los Alamos; 12 grandchildren and a special aunt, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg. A memorial service was held Sept. 11 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos. Burial was in Guaje Pines Cemetery.
O'Rourke, John Joseph
John "Irish" O'Rourke - Huerfano World - March 3, 1977 - Brother John J. "Irish" O'Rourke was born in Walsenburg, on November 8, 1917. He attended local schools and was graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1936. Following his graduation, he was employed by Santi Oil Co. for a short time. A Veteran of World War II, Brother "Irish" served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. Upon being discharged, he began working for the Frontier Power Co., as a lineman. When the Frontier Power Co. sold to Walsenburg Utilities, Irish was promoted to Line Foreman, in 1955. He held this position until 1976, when serious illness forced him to retire. He joined our lodge on January 27, 1960, and although he did not attend lodge regularly, he participated in lodge activities, particularly our dances. Brother "Irish" passed away on February 24, 1977, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on March, 1, 1977, with burial in Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg. Members of our Lodge who conducted the Graveside Services were: Dave Higbee, Exalted Ruler; P. Fred Eccher, Trustee; Ben Marchiori, PER; Daryl Braden, PER, and A. R. Benine, PER. He is survived by his wife, Anna Catherine, Walsenburg, sons, Larry, Walsenburg, and Jim, Lamar; a sister, Coletta O'Rourke, Walsenburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.
O'Rourke, Maggie A.
Maggie A. O'Rourke Walsenburg World - October 24, 1901 - Died, on Friday October 18, 1901, at her home in Walsenburg, Mrs. Maggie A. O'Rourke, of heart trouble, aged 48 years, 9 months and 8 days. The remains were taken to Pueblo for burial. Mrs. O'Rourke was born in Wisconsin, but has lived for a number of years in Pueblo, and for the last few years in Walsenburg. She leaves a husband, Engineer O'Rourke of the D. & R. G. and a number of children.
O'Rourke, Marie Silvia
Marie Silvia O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 1987 - Marie Silvia O'Rourke, 61, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 1987, in Denver following a lengthy illness. Survivors include her children, Regina O'Rourke, Great Bend, Kan., William P. O'Rourke Jr., Kimberly (Randy) Lessar and Kathleen O'Rourke, all of Walsenburg; parents, Silve and Rose Fortarell, Walsenburg; a sister, Darlene (Al) Lucero, Burbank, Calif.; a brother, James Fortarell, Walsenburg; a grandson, Jerad Lessar; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by husband, Dill O'Rourke, July 24, 1987. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Friday, both at St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary School.
O'Rourke, Mary E.
Mary E. O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2003 - Mary E. O'Rourke, 83, passed away April 8, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. O'Rourke; her parents and seven brothers. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Amy Kay) O'Rourke, Canon City, Colo., Beverly J. DeGrado, Pueblo, James O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; six grandchildren, Thomas J. O'Rourke Jr., Michael S. O'Rourke, John D. O'Rourke, Jason D. DeGrado, Jennifer L. DeGrado and Jerry G. DeGrado; brother, Mario (Josephine) Bassi of Monte Vista, Colo.; sister-in-law, Rose Bassi of Loveland, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a member of St. Pius X Church and loved dancing and gardening. Visitation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Pius X Church with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Note: Mrs. O'Rourke's and Mr. Bassi's funerals will be held at the same time and place. Mary E. O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2003 - Mary E. O'Rourke, 83, passed away April 8, 2003. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. O'Rourke; her parents; seven brothers; son-in-law, Gene A. DeGrado. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Amy Kay) O'Rourke, Canon City, Colo., Beverly J. DeGrado, Pueblo, James O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; six grandchildren, Thomas J. O'Rourke Jr., Michael S. O'Rourke, John D. O'Rourke, Jason D. DeGrado, Jennifer L. DeGrado and Jerry G. DeGrado; brother, Mario (Josephine) Bassi of Monte Vista, Colo.; sister-in-law, Rose Bassi of Loveland, Colo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was a member of St. Pius X Church and loved dancing and gardening. She was owner of McGuire's Malt Shop in the mid-60s and worked in the deli at Safeway for several years. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. today, St. Pius X Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Olive O'Rourke - Huerfano World - September 3, 1992 - Olive O'Rourke, 94, of Los Alamos, NM, died Aug. 26, 1992 in Sombrillo Nursing Facility in that community. Born in Aguilar, Sept. 16, 1897, she married Peter O'Rourke Jr., Feb. 10, 1920 and spent her married years in Walsenburg. While in Walsenburg she was a member of St. Mary Church and active in church and hospital auxiliary work. She was a charter member of both the Tabernacle Society and Catholic Daughters of American and held offices in both organizations. Survivors include a son, John A., Los Alamos; two sisters, Ellen Schlenter and Margaret Allen, formerly of Colorado Springs and Monte Vista, now residing in Los Alamos; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was from St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
O'Rourke, Patti F.
Judge Patti F. O'Rourke - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2003 - Judge Patti F. O'Rourke lost a long battle with leukemia on June 21, 2003, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John P. O'Rourke; her second husband, Jack Lamberson; and daughter, Peggy O'Rourke. Judge O'Rourke was born Sept. 11, 1923, to Ella and William Hampel in Mount Vernon, N.Y. At age 15, she graduated valedictorian of her high school, and attended The College of New Rochelle. In 1941, as young men were leaving for war, Judge O'Rourke was admitted to Fordham University School of Law. She graduated in 1944 at the age of 20. She was admitted to the New York State Bar when she turned 21, and immediately began working for a large law firm on Wall Street. In 1948, she married John P. O'Rourke and moved out west to Montrose, Colo. Their collaborative efforts produced six children, as well as a busy two-person law practice. In 1961, the family moved to Pueblo, and Judge O'Rourke continued a legal career which spanned nearly 50 years. In 1981, she was appointed to the district court bench for the Tenth Judicial District and continued serving as a Senior Judge until the year 2000. Judge O'Rourke loved the legal profession because it allowed her to pursue her other passions, including health care for the indigent, meaningful services for the developmentally disabled, legal services for patients with mental illness, water quality and historical preservation. In this capacity, she served on dozens of boards and commissions, and usually took her turn as chairperson, because of her natural inclination to organize and utilize the talents and energy of individuals to achieve great things. She was especially proud of her participation on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission (chairperson), Pueblo Diversified Industries (chairperson), Pueblo Association for Retarded Children (president), Pueblo Community Health Center (chairperson), Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen, Pueblo County Historical Society (chairperson), Boys and Girls Clubs of Pueblo (chairperson), president of the Pueblo Bar Association and chairmanship of several committees of both the local and state Bar Association. She received numerous awards and accolades for her efforts, but was profoundly proud of her Salt Creek Basketball Association "Coach of the Year" award. She was equally amused and horrified by the often-used phrase "first woman" when someone described her accomplishments. She fervently believed any organization or institution that excluded the creative energy of people -regardless of gender, ethnic heritage or economic status - was doomed to the plight of the dinosaurs. She often said the most challenging and best part of her life was the raising of her six children. She fostered their curious minds and taught them the importance of the lively discussion of ideas, especially opposing points of view. Her endless mantra was to "see life as it really is and never lie; especially to yourself." She mentored a lifestyle that revolved around community involvement as a means of expressing gratitude for all one's blessings. In spite of being athletically challenged, she tried diligently to stay involved in the various activities of her children, including horseback riding, swimming, league basketball and golf. She encouraged their musical and artistic interests. She was very proud when these efforts carried over to the family's active participation in the St. Patrick's and St. A's parish liturgy and youth groups. Sunday dinner was a family tradition, and rarely included fewer than a dozen people. In the last few years, the joy of her life has been the camaraderie of friends and the companionship of Stubbie, Rascal, Beau and the daily visits by Enrique and Juan Carlos. She is survived by adult children, John O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Bill O'Rourke, Denver, Chris and Renee O'Rourke, Denver, Mary Jo O'Rourke and George Johnston, Dillion, Mont., Patti and Larry Perkovich, Denver, and Jackie and Chuck Carothers of Pueblo; grandchildren, Katherine O'Rourke, Colorado Springs, Sean O'Rourke, San Francisco, Calif., Erin and CJ O'Rourke, Denver. She is also survived by her sister, Josephine and Bob Joyce of Colorado Springs; sister in-law, Kit Hampel, Springfield, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, Judge O'Rourke would appreciate memorials be made to Pueblo Community Health Centers or to the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Services, Sacred Heart Cathedral: Vigil service, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends at the Union Depot following the Mass.
O'Rourke, Regina Marie
Sister Regina Marie O'Rourke - Great Bend Tribune – February 23, 2005 – Great Bend, Kansas - Sister Regina Marie O'Rourke, OP, 55, died Feb. 18 in Louisville, Colo. She was born on Jan. 17, 1950, in Walsenburg, Colo., the daughter of William and Marie Fortarell O'Rourke. She attended schools in Walsenburg and graduated from St. Mary's School in 1968. She was employed for many years at Otero Savings and Loan in Walsenburg. She entered the Holy Order of Dominican Sisters of Great Bend, professing into religious life on March 19, 1988, and making her final vows to God on Aug. 4, 1995. Her past service included managing Cedar Park Place in Great Bend and housing ministry and pastoral work in the Denver Archdiocese. She spent most of her life volunteering and helping others. Sister Regina is survived by one brother, William P. O'Rourke of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters, Kimberly Lessar and Kathleen Sierra of Walsenburg; and her nephews and nieces, Jerad and Shawn Lessar, Karina and Symone Sierra, all of Walsenburg, Patrick Salazar, Brandy Montoya and Christopher Martinez, all of Pueblo, Colo.; one great-niece, Shelby Lessar. A vigil service was held Sunday at St. Scholastica's Catholic Church in Erie, Colo. A funeral mass took place Monday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Frederick, Colo. There will be a vigil service at 7 p.m. today and a funeral mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Dominican Chapel of the Plains in Great Bend, with the Rev. Robert Whipkey officiating. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Walsenburg. Memorials are suggested to the Dominican Sisters' Mission and Ministry Fund, 3600 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530. Local funeral arrangements provided by Bryant Funeral Home 1425 Patton Rd. Great Bend, KS 67530 620-793-3525 Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune Feb. 22, 2005
Thomas O'Rourke - Huerfano World - June 25, 1992 - Former Huerfano Thomas E. O'Rourke, 78, of Canon City, died June 8, 1992, in that city. Born in Walsenburg April 10, 1914, he graduated from St. Mary School and was retired from the United States Army Reserve, having served in the Army in World War II. Mr. O'Rourke was employed as a machinist at Pueblo Army Depot, retiring in 1976. Mr. O'Rourke was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Canon City. Survivors include his former wife, Mary O'Rourke, Pueblo; two sons, Thomas J. O'Rourke, Canon City and James M. O'Rourke, Colorado Springs; a daughter, Beverly Jean DeGrado, Pueblo; a sister, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg; six grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo.
O'Rourke, William and Marie
William and Marie O'Rourke - Huerfano World - July 27, 1989 - In Memoriam - Photo - In Memory of William O'Rourke who died July 24, 1987, and Marie O'Rourke, who died July 28, 1987. - Verse - Sadly missed by children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.
O'Rourke, William Patrick Sr.
William "Bill" Patrick O'Rourke Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1987 - William "Bill" Patrick O'Rourke Sr., 69, passed away July 24, 1987, in Aurora. Lifetime resident of Walsenburg and was a 26-year veteran of the Walsenburg Police Department, retiring as chief of police in 1973. Living relatives include his wife, Marie of Walsenburg; children, Regina O'Rourke, Great Bend, Kan.; William P. O'Rourke Jr., Kimberly (Randy) Lessar, Kathleen O'Rourke, all of Walsenburg; sister, Lillian O'Rourke, Walsenburg; brother, Thomas O'Rourke Sr., Canon City; grandson, Jerad Lessar, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Recitation of rosary, 7 p.m. Monday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, both services, St. Mary Church. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.
Orozco, Jessie C.
Jessie C. Orozco - Pueblo Chieftain - November 12, 2006 - Jessie C. Orozco, 84, born Oct. 20, 1922, in Orchard, Colo., passed away peacefully at University Park Care Center on Nov. 10, 2006. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from the former Pueblo Army Depot. Preceded in death by parents, Ignacio and Maria (Contreras) Orozco. Survived by beloved wife, Rosa Maria Orozco; children, James Orozco, Veronica Ann Orozco, Jesse (Veronica) Orozco, Victor (Debra) Orozco, Carol (Robert) Romero, Mark Orozco, Eugene Orozco, Jerald Orozco, Lisa (Jerry) Gardner; one sister, Ada (Marion) Knox; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel. Rev. Marco Antonio Salinas officiating. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Graveside, Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of University Park Care Center especially station No. 3.
Paul Orozco - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2000 - Paul Orozco, 81, passed away April 6, 2000. Rosary/vigil service, 7 p.m. Sunday and the funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ed Orpen – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 11, 1874 – Ed. Orpen, a musician well known in Colorado, died at Santa Fe last week.
Lois Orphan – Leadville Carbonate Chronicle – August 13, 1917 – Lois Orphan – The remains of Lois Orphan, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Orphan of Pueblo, formerly pioneer residents here, were buried in the Leadville Masonic cemetery yesterday morning, soon after arriving from Pueblo. The child, who was 1 ½ years old, died Tuesday last of a hemorrhage of the lungs which followed an attack of diphtheria. Funeral services at Pueblo were private, owing to the nature of the disease, and only brief private ceremonies were observed here at the chapel of the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking company. The casket shipped in a sealed box, was not opened here. Mr. Orphan, the girl's father, and her brother, Max, who is about 16 years old, accompanied the body to Leadville.
Ann Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Ann Orr, 90, of Walsenburg, passed away Sunday, June 14, 1998, in Walsenburg. Survived by a sister, Vinzie Scarafiotti, and a brother, James Mosco, both of Walsenburg, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 1998. Both at St. Mary Church, Walsenburg, with Father Mark Bettinger officiating. Interment, North St. Mary Cemetery.
Orr, Harold Burchard
Harold Burchard Orr - Huerfano World - June 11, 1964 - Harold Burchard Orr of Denver, a former Walsenburg jeweler, died here Wednesday evening while visiting at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Vinzie Scarafiotti. He was 55. Mr. Orr and his wife had come to Walsenburg on business in connection with the remodeling of their building on Main Street for Modern Jewelers. A native of Erie County, Pa., Mr. Orr was born on October 8, 1908. He was reared in Erie County until he went into the Army. On September 16, 1952, he was married to the former Ann Mosco in Baltimore, Md. He retired from the Army in 1953 as a master sergeant. Shortly after his retirement from military service, Mr. Orr and his wife moved to Walsenburg. For three years they owned the Orr Jewelry here before moving in 1959 to Denver where Mr. Orr was employed by the Sel-lo discount stores as general manager. While living in Walsenburg, Mr. Orr had been a member of the Lions Club. In Denver, he was a member of Cathedral Parish. In addition to his wife, the deceased leaves two brothers, Merle D. Orr, Guy Mill, Pa., and James Orr, Cambridge, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Leary, Meadville, Pa.; and several nephews and nieces. Rosary will be recited on Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church and at 7:30 p.m. at Boies Memorial Chapel. Requiem High Mass will be sung at the church at 9 a.m., Monday. Burial will be in the new St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Orr, Mark Alan
Mark Alan Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2003 - Mark Alan Orr, 43, formerly of Lakewood, Colo., and more recently of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 12, 2003. Survived by his parents, Al and Phyllis Orr of Pueblo; Kristine Orr; children, Elizabeth Ann (Jeremy) Cochrane, Chelly Orr and Tyler Orr; granddaughter, Nitanni Cochrane, all of Lakewood; brother, David (Sharon) Orr of Colorado Springs; grandmother, Marguerite Orr of Greeley, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Mark was born Feb. 28, 1959, in Pueblo. He was a support services supervisor for the Colorado State Patrol and a member of United Church of Christ. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans, with the Rev. Dr. Randy Wilcher officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Mark Orr Memorial Fund at First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Orr, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Hall Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2006 - Mary Ellen Hall Orr, 85, born May 15, 1920, in Macon, Mo. She was called home Feb. 10, 2006. Survived by husband, Harold, of 66 years; children, Larry (Aggie) and Patricia of Pueblo, Ronald (Jodie) of Avondale; grandchildren, Keli and Eric of Avondale, Kendall of Pueblo and John of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Maudie of Tenn.; brothers, Bill of South Carolina, Eugene of Macon, Mo.; niece, Betty (John) Blombery of Macon, Mo.; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel
Orr, Ord K.
Ord K. Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - December 19, 1957 - Ord K. Orr, husband of Althea Orr and father of Dean of the family home, 2900 Prairie; Mrs. Eugene Cater, Colorado Springs, and Mrs. G. A. Moser Jr., Chula Vista, Calif. Grandfather of one. Son of Mrs. Iva Orr and brother of Verd Orr, both of Pueblo; Yale Orr, Butler Ranch; and Mrs. LaMont Potter, Scottsdale, Ariz. Member of the Grace Community Church and the Colorado Cattlemen's Assn. Vice President of the Pueblo County Stockgrowers Assn. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday. Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel with Rev. Claron Edwards officiating. To Roselawn.
Orr, Vicki Lynn
Vicki Lynn (Seal) Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2006 - Vicki Lynn (Seal) Orr. Born June 22, 1954, at Fort Sill, Okla., passed away April 2, 2006. Survived by her sons, Jason and Christopher Orr of Tulsa, Okla.; her parents, Emmett and Marge Seal; her brother, Rodney (Betsy) Seal and their children, Beth, Wes and Jessica; all of Pueblo; also numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Vicki was a graduate of Centennial High School and the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. Vicki made her home in Tulsa, Okla., returning to Pueblo due to illness. At her request, there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. Private family memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. A special thanks to Kathy, Elouise, Charity and Charlie.
Orr, William Thomas
William Thomas Orr - Denver Post - July 09, 1996 - William Thomas Orr, Retired oil-gas landman, 64 - William Thomas Orr of Denver, a retired landman in the oil and gas industry, died Wednesday in Denver. He was 64. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at Horan & McConaty Mortuary, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd. Interment will be in Fort Logan Cemetery. He was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Sedalia, Mo. He was raised and educated in Houston and studied at the University of Texas. In 1951 he joined the Navy and flew as a navigator aboard submarine hunters during the Korean War. In 1955, he returned to the University of Texas, where he was part of the first class of petroleum land managers. He worked in the oil industry until 1986. He then started his own business, Professional Cleaning Service, in Oregon until his retirement in 1989. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Orr Mast, Littleton, and Elizabeth, Denver; two sons, William Thomas Jr., Los Angeles, and Brian, Walsenburg; two brothers, John, Billings, Mont., and James, Austin, Texas; a sister Kathryn Lance, Monument; and five grandchildren.
Orr, Yale Calder
Yale Calder Orr - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2002 - Age 84, of Vineland, a retired rancher, passed away Feb. 11, 2002, in Littleton, Colo. He was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Northboro, Iowa, and shortly after that he moved to Pueblo. He married Winifred Ruth Dall. He worked on the Butler Ranch, Bergin Rusler and School District 60. Yale was a lifelong member of Grace Community Bible Church. He was a true cowboy. Preceded in death by his wife, Winifred Ruth Orr, six years ago; two brothers, Ord Orr and Verd Orr; and sister, Ruth Orr Potter. Survived by his five children, Lorraine Malskeit of Littleton, Colo., Matthew Orr of La Mirada, Calif., David Orr of Rhonert Park, Calif., Jack Orr of Lakewood, Colo., and Stephen Orr of Lakewood, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, Grace Community Bible Church, 1405 Lane 25, Pueblo, Colo., 81006. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Community Bible Church in his memory.
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