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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Osban, Myrtle
Myrtle Osban - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 1999 - Myrtle Osban, 86, lifetime Lamar resident, passed away May 14, 1999. Funeral services, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peacock Funeral Home. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Osborn, Marilyn Ann
Marilyn Ann McAfee Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 01, 2003 - Marilyn Ann McAfee Osborn passed away April 28, 2003. She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Chickasha, Okla., to Clyde F. and Mary Virginia McAfee who preceded her in death. Survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Jimmie R. Osborn; children, Robert Gene Osborn, New Ulm, Minn., and Susan Virginia Osborn, Denver; brother, Robert M. (Marilyn) McAfee, Melbourne, Fla.; sister-in-law, Reta (Lee) Bailey; brother-in-law, Gene (Rose) Osborn, Denver; mother-in-law, Anna Sue Osborn, Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friends, Pat Mulay, Rebecca and Jana Pontaski. Marilyn was a member of National Honor Society in high school. She was employed by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture, co-owner of Treasure Island Liquors from 1969 until 1983, owner/manager of Osborn's Tot To Teen in Sunset Plaza from 1974 until 1978, co-owner of Osborn's Village Liquor, Inc. from 1990 until 1994. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Private committal, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.

Osborn, Milo Allee
Milo Allee Osborn - Caρon City Daily Record - August 10, 2005 - Milo Allee Osborn, 88, a gentleman and a gentle man, died at his Loveland home, Osborn Farm, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005. Milo was born in Fort Collins on April 3, 1917, the only child of Clarence Frazer and Myrtle (Allee) Osborn. He lived in Wellington through elementary school years, Fort Collins during junior high and graduated from Windsor High School in 1935. He studied forestry at Colorado A & M (now Colorado State University) where he met Madalyn Bacus. They were married May 22, 1944, in Trinidad. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946 as a tail gunner on B29s. They lived in Monte Vista for two years prior to 1948-1958 when he worked for the City of Fort Collins Light & Power and taught at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The balance of his career was with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Brush 1958-1967 and in Loveland from 1967 until his retirement in 1977. Milo and Madalyn built a home in 1967 on the Osborn family farm settled by his great grandparents, W.B. and Margaret Osborn in 1861. He was very proud of his deep Colorado roots and family heritage and spent almost every Fourth of July at the Osborn family cabin in the Big Thompson Canyon built by his grandfather Milo Y. Osborn and his uncle Kenneth in 1916. He was a strong family man to whom his children and grandsons meant a lot. He kept up on their interests and activities and encouraging their independence and sense of responsibility. Milo was well read, had a keen memory for details and facts and was very knowledgeable of world geography and United States and world history as well as local, state, national and world current events. He was a 50-year member of Fort Collins Masonic Lodge No. 19, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason of the Rocky Mountain Consistory, member of the Loveland Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow, member of First Christian Church, and former president of the Loveland Museum Board. Madalyn and he enjoyed traveling to various parts of the world and visited all 50 states. Milo was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Madalyn and a son, Don. He is survived by a son, Dale and wife Pam of Loveland; a daughter, Sue of Loveland; and grandsons, Wallis of Chicago, Ill., Yates and wife Allison of Portland, Ore., and Conor of Loveland. He is also survived by seven cousins. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Family will greet friends, 6-8 p.m., today, Tuesday, at Allnutt-Hunter Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, First Christian Church or the Loveland Historical Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538.

Osborn, Veree H.
Veree H. Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - September 16, 1987 - Veree H. Osborn, 80, of 2601 Bird Creek Dr., Temple, Texas, died Sept. 14, 1 987, at Scott and White Hospital, Temple. Survived by nephew, William L. Roberts, Pueblo; brother-in-law, Ralph Osborn, Tucson, Ariz.; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Edwin Webber, Chanute, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.H. Osborn, who was retired as vice president of personnel for the Santa Fe Railroad. O.H. and Veree resided in Austin, Texas, for a number of years before moving to Temple. Prior to her marriage she was secretary and bookkeeper for the county commissioners in Pueblo and a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Temple. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday at St. Luke's Catholic Church with the Rev. Walter Matus officiating. Entombment at Bellwood Memorial Mausoleum. Friends are invited and will be welcomed after the services at the Osborn home.

Osborn, William T.
William T. "Bill" Osborn - Pueblo Chieftain - May 09, 1999 - William T. "Bill" Osborn, 82, former longtime Kiowa County Resident, passed away May 5, 1999. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday at the Towner Cemetery in Towner, Colo. Visitation from 2-4 p.m. today at the Peacock Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the Towner Methodist Church.

Osborne, Glenn A.
Glenn A. Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2001 - Glenn A. Osborne passed away May 5, 2001, in Pueblo. Glenn was born Sept. 22, 1924 in Two Buttes, Colo., to Amie and Pearl Osborne. Glenn was employed as an accountant at the CF&I Steel Mill for 32 years before retiring in 1980. He is survived by his wife, Betty Lee Osborne; his children, Allen Osborne, Donna (Robert) Welborn, Arthur (Cindy) Osborne, Robert Osborne and Ronald Osborne; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Rich) Martinez, Tonia (Robert) Hendrich, Tiffany, Anthony and Susie Welborn, Nicole and Jessica Osborne; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Martinez and Bobbi Jean Hendrich; three sisters, Ruth (Stanley) Wills, Ruby (Jr.) Cole and Jeanne Pittullo; two brothers, Wayne Osborne and Roy (Betty Lou) Osborne; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation for Mr. Osborne will be held from 1 p.m. until 6 on Wednesday at Davis Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2001 in the Lake Avenue Baptist Church, 1345 Lake Avenue. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Mr. Osborne be made to the Lake Avenue Baptist Church Scholarship Fund or to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Osborne, Grace E. Bergman
Grace E. (Bergman) Osborne - Colorado Springs Gazette - February 9, 2007 - Grace E. (Bergman) Osborne of Pueblo, Colo., passed from this life peacefully on Feb. 1, 2007, in Pueblo, Colorado. Grace was born on Sept. 26, 1924, to Fred and Edith Kirchmar. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Osborne; bothers, Ray, Alfred, Carl, Billy Jake and Freddie; and sister, Agnes Hotaling. She is survived by her daughter, Carlene "Ginger" (Robert) Woods; stepdaughters, Julie (Randy) Sabados, Gail (Bill) Baer, Jamie (Steve) Rollert and Tina (Rich) Pearson; grandchildren, Devan (Lanaci) Woods, Jonathon Sabados, Anna (Kyle) Mueller, David Rollert and Elizabeth and Katie Baer; great-grandchildren, Danielle, Zachary and Hannah Woods; sister-in-law, Vera Kirchmar; numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and dear friends. Grace spent the younger years tending bar in the Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver areas until 1977 when she met and married Kenneth C. Osborne. Ken was her best friend and loving companion. They loved to travel, and did so for many years before they settled in California and remained there until Ken's death in 2005. She then returned to Pueblo to be close to her daughter and family. Grace was a liberated woman before it became fashionable, she had a joy for life and people and a resilience that was amazing. Music was her passion and she had a beautiful singing voice. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Our sincere thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Sharmar Care Center for the loving attention they provided at all times. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Charity on behalf of Sharmar Village and their Memory Walk. A celebration of Grace's life will be planned at a later date.

Osborne, Ida Mae
Ida Mae Osborne - Huerfano World - May 19, 1994 - Ida Mae Osborne, 74, of Walsenburg, died Monday, May 16, 1994, in Huerfano Medical Center where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been in ill health for several years. Born in Rouse Apr. 8, 1920, to Luigi and Ancilia Bellina Sarti, her parents moved to a ranch when she was nine years old. She attended school in Rouse through the eighth grade. She married J.K. Osborne Oct. 17, 1942 and while he worked on the Capps ranch they lived in Pryor. In 1950, they purchased a candy store from Harry Haines across the street north from what is now Middle School. She had lived in their home behind the candy store since purchase. She was a member of St. Mary Church and the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include two sons, James Osborne and Jack Osborn, Golden; four brothers, Mario Farenzena, Denver, Geno and Frank Sarti, Walsenburg and Pete Sarti, Golden; two sisters, Vera Forbidussi, Walsenburg and Dina Farmer, Wheatridge; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary was Wednesday and Funeral mass was Thursday (today) from St. Mary Church. Burial was in Huerfano Masonic Cemetery.

Osborne, J. Harold
J. Harold Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 28, 1986 - J. Harold Osborne, a Pueblo resident since 1922, late of 1020 E. Ninth, passed away June 26, 1986. Mr. Osborne was a member of the First Baptist Church; Past master of the Silver State Lodge 95, AF&AM; Past Grand Tiler of the Grand Lodge of Colorado; member of Southern Colorado Consistory, BPOE 90, and the Retired Supervisors of the Post Office. He is survived by his wife, Vivian L. Osborne, of the family home; a nephew, Floyd Osborne of Cypress, Calif.; and many other nephews and nieces. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Dr. David E. Horton of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make donations to the First Baptist Church Library through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 1020 E. Ninth.

Osborne, Norman
Norman Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2000 - Norman Osborne, 81, passed away June 18, 2000. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Osborne, Pearl
Pearl Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1987 - Pearl Osborne, late of Pueblo, died Feb. 22, 1987, at a local hospital. Survived by children, Glen (Betty Lee) Osborne, Beulah; Ruth (Stan) Wills, Victoria, Texas; Ruby (Junior) Cole, Gunnison; Roy (Betty Lou) Osborne, Pueblo; Jeanne (Scott) Pittullo, Dolores, Colo.; and Wayne Osborne, Pueblo. Also survived by sister, Mrs. Ada Walker, Lewis, Kan.; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Member of Lake Avenue Baptist Church. Born Jan. 21, 1899, in Pittsburg, Kan. Pueblo resident since 1952. Mrs. Osborne worked as a dietitian at the Colorado State Hospital for five years, retiring in 1957. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, Lake Avenue Baptist Church, with the Revs. Mark Tuttle and Harold R. Tuttle officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation, noon until 8:30 p.m. today.

Osborne, William C.
William C. Osborne - Pueblo Chieftain - January 17, 2001 - William C. Osborne, 103, passed away Jan. 15, 2001, in Florence. Services will be held in Burlington, Colo.

Osbourn, Pearl N.
Pearl N. Osbourn - Colorado Springs Gazette – August 11, 2006 - Pearl N. Osbourn, 90, passed away at the family home on June 15, 2006, with her family and friends at her side. She was born September 2, 1915 in Ott, AR to Nellie and Fred Spencer. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Swinney, son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Linda Swinney of Littleton; son and daughter-in-law, George and Gail Osbourn, Jr. of Kansas City; granddaughters: Marla Neal of Cedaredge; Stacy Swinney of Seattle; and a great-grandson, Tyler Neal. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Leon Maesh of Pueblo; and nephews: Ken, Pat and Jon. She was preceded in death by her husband, George and brother, Eugene Spencer. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Pikes Peak Hospice for their assistance at a very difficult time. She was a talented, grand lady, who will be terribly missed by all who knew her.

Osckel, John S.
John S. Osckel - Denver Rocky Mountain News - October 01, 1999 - John S. Osckel, 59, of Lakewood died Sept. 28. Services will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at the American Legion Post No. 17, in Edgewater. Mr. Osckel was born in Walsenburg on March 9, 1940. He married Roberta Coleman, 1976. He was a longtime employee of the Denver Rocky Mountain News' classified advertising department and an officer of the Sons of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife; daughters Kenita Hoff of Idaho, Peggy Perez, Emma, both of Johnstown, Karen Aldrich of England, Jamie Goodwin of Washington, Phyllis Garcia of California, Rose Anderson of Texas; sons Alan Coleman of Washington, John of Arizona; brothers Garfield of Nevada, Joseph of Cripple Creek; sisters Anna Marie Packer and Louvella Atencio, both of Denver; 20 grandchildren.

Osckle, Theodore
Theodore Osckle - Huerfano World - April 11, 1991 - Former Huerfano Theodore Osckle, 72, of Denver, died Apr. 3, 1991, in that city. Born Oct. 2, 1919, in Walsenburg, he moved to Denver in 1942. Survivors include four brothers, Dave Vigil and Louis Vigil, Walsenburg, Alex Osckle, Reno, NV, and Pete Vigil, Denver.

Osgood, Ernest H.
Ernest H. Osgood – Bayfield Blade – July 9, 1915 – Ernest H. Osgood, 57, for fifteen years assistant postmaster at Pueblo died of pneumonia.

Oshanek, S. Clifford
S. Clifford Oshanek - Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 1998 - S. Clifford Oshanek, 88, passed away Jan. 17, 1998, in Alva, Okla. Survived by his daughter, Geraldine (Bob) Cason of Alva, Okla.- grandsons, Craig Cason of Pueblo and Todd Cason of Dallas, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Oksana Oshanek- his twin daughter, Jacqueline- brothers, William, John and Nick Oshanek- and sisters, Annie Koznuk and Mary Oshanek. Born May 10, 1909, in Sheho, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1958 he became a citizen of the United States. Clifford was a linotype operator for the Pueblo Star Journal and Chieftain until his retirement in 1974. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Pathfinder Lodge No. 42 and a member of Communication Workers of America International Typographical Union. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. George White officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home office.

O'Shea, Sophie Hemmerle
Sophie Hemmerle O'Shea – Pueblo Star Journal – August 27, 1959 – Pioneer Canon City Woman Dies In Texas – Canon City – Mrs. Sophie O'Shea, 87, of El Paso, Texas, aunt of Mrs. Eric McKellar and Mrs. Frances Thomas of Canon City, succumbed Aug. 16 after suffering a heart attack. She, the former Sophie Hemmerle, was the last member of the Hemmerle family, her two sisters preceding her in death within the past six weeks. A daughter of the Francis Paul Hemmerles, who were pioneer residents of Fremont County, she grew up and received her schooling here and was a member of one of the earliest high school graduating classes in Canon City. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Ed Keicher of El Paso, Tex., her two nieces, and a nephew, Willard Felton of Pueblo. The Eric McKellars of Canon City and the Willard Feltons of Pueblo attended the funeral services held at El Paso, Aug. 17.

Oshel, Beverly J.
Beverly J. Oshel - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2000 - Beverly J. Oshel, 62, passed away Sept. 29, 2000. Survived by her husband, James Oshel; parents, Lawrence and Vivian Lewis; and brother, Larry (Pam) Lewis, all of Pueblo. At her request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Oskle, Maximiliano
Maximiliano Oskle - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 1986 - Maximiliano Oskle, affectionately known as "Max," died Jan. 7, 1986. Evening Mass, 7 o'clock Friday, and rosary recitation, 9 a.m. Saturday, both services at Our Lady of Assumption Church. Graveside military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family at 2118 Hollywood Drive.

Osleson, Esther Kuchler
Esther Kuchler Osleson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 01, 1986 - Esther Kuchler Osleson, late of 1636 Gaylord Ave., died unexpectedly July 30, 1986, at a local hospital after a brief illness. Survived by her husband, Clarence "Slim" Osleson, of the family home; stepson, Curtis (Leilani) Osleson, Pueblo; stepdaughter, Lisa (Jerry) Knafelc, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; three grandchildren. Also survived by a niece, Dolores (Kenneth) Kochis, Pueblo; four great-nephews, four great-great-nephews and five great-great-nieces. Member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pueblo West; and Sons of Norway, Fjellheim Lodge, Colorado Springs. Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Pueblo. Lifetime Pueblo resident, farming in the Baxter area until 1968, when they moved to Pueblo. Mrs. Osleson was known for the flowers she grew. Preceded in death by her parents and sister, Edna Mullennix, in 1971. Clarence "Slim" and Esther Osleson were married Nov. 12, 1977. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Ray Holzhaur officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation from 2 to 8:30 p.m. today.

Osmanski, Alan D.
Alan D. Osmanski - Pueblo Chieftain - December 30, 1996 - Alan D. Osmanski passed away Dec. 28, 1996. Preceded in death by father, Alphonse Osmanski in 1972. Survived by wife, Elizabeth; mother, Mae (Harold) Miller; children, Colleen (Gerald) Goff, Doreen

Osnowitz, Avis A.
Avis A. Osnowitz - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 2001 - Avis A. Osnowitz, age 82, born July 11, 1918, passed away April 5, 2001. Mrs. Osnowitz was preceded in death by her husband, David Osnowitz in 1977; son, James E. Osnowitz, 1965; grandson, Steven Osnowitz, 1976; and parents, Roy E. and Della Mae Nichols. She is survived by her sons, Derald Osnowitz of Texas and Bill (Carolyn) Osnowitz, Pueblo; grandson, Michael Osnowitz; and step-grandchildren, Carrie (Ron) Lind, Tina (Ken) Landers, Brad (Roberta) Coxen and Todd Coxen (Chris Smith); as well as six step-great-grandchildren. Viewing, 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the J.E. Osnowitz Scholarship Fund at USC or to Pueblo Towers Fund in care of the funeral home office in her memory.

Osnowitz, James Edward
James Edward Osnowitz - Colorado Springs Free Press - June 18, 1965 - Pueblo Newsman Drowns in Flood Near Larkspur - The body of a 22-year-old Pueblo newsman was pulled from his submerged car near Larkspur, Douglas County, Thursday. James Edward Osnowitz, a summer employe of the Pueblo Chieftain and Star-Journal, was found by skin divers. Because officials of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office could not reach the area, Sheriff Earl L. Sullivan of El Paso County ordered the body brought out. The body was taken to St. Francis Hopsital and then to the Law Mortuary pending transfer to Pueblo. Osnowitz was born on Jan. 9, 1943, at Sioux City, Iowa. He was a recent graduate of Southern Colorado State College at Pueblo and held a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania School of Journalism. The Osnowitz car apparently crashed through a barricade and he was trapped inside by flooding waters Wednesday, according to the report.

Ostendorf, Doris Elaine
Doris Elaine Ostendorf - Kearney Hub - June 3, 2005 - Kearney, NE - Doris Elaine Ostendorf, 84, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg with the Rev. Wendy Ruetten officiating. Burial will be at Gothenburg Cemetery. Visitation will be until 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Blase Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg. She was born May 9, 1921, in Trinidad, Colo., to John and Mary Anna (Fredling) Miller. On Oct. 4, 1940, she married Marcus Ostendorf in Norton, Kan. He died Sept. 4, 1998. Survivors include son, Richard of Gothenburg; daughter, Jonette Jensen of Holdrege; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Oster, Albert E.
Albert E. Oster - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1999 - Albert E. Oster, passed away Feb. 23, 1999, at his home in Pueblo. Albert was born April 17, 1914, in Eureka, S.D. He moved with his family as a young man to the Denver area and then to the Beulah area in 1949 where he and his wife farmed and ranched for nearly 50 years. Albert was a great outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. Mr. Oster is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elsie Oster- his children, Dale (Donna) Oster, Wayne Oster and Lauri Jones-Shallbetter, all of Pueblo- as well as five grandchildren. He was liked by all who knew him. At his request, there will be no viewing or services. Cremation in the Davis Crematory.

Oster, Deborah
Deborah Oster - Pueblo Chieftain - February 22, 2002 - Passed away Feb. 19, 2002. Deborah was born March 16, 1966, in Pueblo and was a graduate of County High School Class of 1984. She was the general manager of the Ranchman Restaurant and also managed the Loaf 'N Jug Store in Vineland. She is survived by her parents, Wayne Oster and Donna (John) Riebschlager; her grandmother, Irene Jamnik, all of Pueblo; her best friend and companion, Leroy Sykes of Colorado Springs; uncles, Albert (Nancy) Jamnik of Avondale, William (Becky) Jamnik of Las Animas, Warner Jamnik of Loveland; aunts, Sharon (Robert) Ellingboe of New Mexico, Sue (Frank) Latka of Pueblo, Shirley (Bradley) Steward of Pueblo, Betty Aldrich of Pueblo and several cousins. Deborah will lie in state at the mortuary from 2 until 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Oster, Donna Lee
Donna Lee Oster - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2006 - Donna Lee Oster, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend was released from her suffering and passed away on June 18, 2006, after a lengthy illness. Donna was born on March 4, 1943, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, to Archibald and Verna Spell Carter, who are both deceased. She attended South High School and lived in Pueblo all of her life. Donna was a great cook and homemaker. She was an excellent seamstress and also knitted and crocheted. She loved going to garage sales, using e-mail on her computer and was an ardent cat lover. Donna had a quick wit and could always make people laugh. She loved life and will be sorely missed. Donna is survived by her husband, Dale, to whom she was married for over 40 years. She also is survived by her daughter, Sheila; son, David; brothers, Art and Vernon; sister, Joyce; as well as many other family members and friends who loved her dearly. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2006, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3910 O'Neal.

Osterhout, Jon S. Sr.
Jon S. Osterhout Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 22, 2006 - Jon S. Osterhout Sr., 46, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife, Bobie Joy Osterhout; children, Lance Cpl. Jon S. Osterhout Jr., USMC, and Joshua I. Osterhout; siblings, Dana Osterhout, Paul I. Osterhout and Eileen Caya Osterhout. Prayer service, 7:30 p.m. today, with viewing prior to service at the church. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday; all at Christian Growth Center. Interment to follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following the interment at 6 p.m.

Ostrander, Jay
Jay Ostrander - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - February 13, 1920 - Jay Ostrander Reported Dead - Yesterday's Democrat stated that Jay Ostrander, son of U. D. Ostrander of the Spring Creek section, had died at Pueblo. This is the second death in that family within a week. Jay was a brother of Edith Nebeker whose death occurred last Wednesday a week ago. Jay Ostrander farmed in the Tiffany section until last fall. He was about 33 years of age and was married and had three children. The near relatives are U. D. Ostrander, father, Will Ostrander, brother living in Nevada, H. H. Ostrander, brother, of Muskogee, Okla. and Nelson Ostrander a brother living in Pueblo. The cause of his death has not been made known here.

Oswald, Warren R.
Warren R. Oswald - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1997 - Warren R. Oswald passed away July 9, 1997, in Pueblo. He was born on July 8, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, and had lived in Pueblo for many years. His survivors include his friends, Bud and Ruby Lee, Alan Rest, Fred and Judy Molitor- as well as a host of other friends. A will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 18, 1997, in the Davis Memorial Chapel.

Osweiler, John Frank
John Frank "Jack" Osweiler - Pueblo Chieftain - June 03, 1998 - Baldwin-Hughey Funeral Home, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 32168 - John Frank "Jack" Osweiler, 79, of Edgewater, Fla., died Sunday, May 30, 1998, at Oceanview Nursing Home. He was born in LaCrosse, Wis., on May 30, 1919. Mr. Osweiler worked for the Pueblo Star Journal for more than 45 years. Mr. Osweiler was a former WWII U.S Army veteran serving in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Battle Star, American Defense Service Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, three Battle Stars and six Overseas Service Bars. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie Osweiler, of the family home- daughter, Jacklyn Connelly, Boulder City, Nev.- son, John Frank Osweiler Jr., Edgewater, Fla.- sister, Alice Haas, LaCrosse, Wis.- brother, Frank Osweiler, Potter, Neb.- and also by two grandchildren.

Ota, Lena E.
Lena E. "Lee" Ota - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2001 - Lena E. "Lee" Ota of Pueblo, Colo., went to be with her Lord on April 11, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Isami "Sam" Ota; and daughter, Julie Ann Ota. Survived by her children, Vernon (Evelyn) Ota, Carol (Randy) Oles, Sharon (Bob) Kochis, Larry Ota (Amy Kelly), and Nancy Ota (Greg Asseff). Grandmother of Mikaela, Daniel, Lance, Andrea, Kristin, Larry (Shannon) and Lavon. Sister of Ruby Eguchi, Rose Shibao, Mae (Ken) Imamura, Setts Eguchi, Ben Moribe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by many special friends and neighbors. Born March 6, 1927, in Fort Lupton, Colo. Graduated from Barnes Business School and was employed as a legal secretary prior to raising her six children. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES. In lieu of flowers and food, please make donations to the Pueblo Chapter No. 7, OES, Wesley United Methodist Church or charity of donor's choice in honor of Lee. She will lie in state at the funeral home Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Eastern Star service and interment at Mountain View Cemetery prior to service. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford, with Rev. Kim James officiating. Reception will follow.

Otego, Joseph
Joseph Otego - Basalt Journal - September 1, 1906 - Joseph Otego, aged fourteen, son of Frank Otego, the wealthiest sheep owner living on the Apishapa river in Las Animas county, was killed by lightening while herding sheep on the afternoon of August 21st. He shepherd dog went to the house, a considerable distance, and alarmed the family, who went out next morning and found the boy dead, with his clothing burned to a crisp.

Otero, Ben
Ben Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 2001 - Ben Otero, 60, passed away June 30, 2001. Survived by his loving wife, Dora; mother, Elena Otero; children, Ben (Claire) Grieve, Corey Grieve, Tim Grieve, Tammy (Dana) Cortez, Pam Bandini; stepchildren, Linda (Ted) Sandoval, Debra Brown, Joe (Carol) Casados, Daniel (Michelle) Casados; six sisters; grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Eduardo Otero; and brother, Mel Otero. Ben was a member of F.O.E. No. 145 and Holy Family Parish. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, both at Holy Family Parish.

Otero, Eduardo
Eduardo Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 1999 - Eduardo Otero, 83, of Pueblo, passed away July 15, 1999 . Survived by his wife of 64 years, Elena- children, Adelena (John) Medina, Benjerman (Dora) Otero, Rose M. (James) Jewell, Lydia (Fred) Zamarripa, Mary Ellen (Ron) Carreon, MaryAnn (Anastacio) Jaquez, Marina E. (Ted) Drummond- numerous grandchildren-great-grandchildren- and other relatives. Preceded in death by his son, Melisendro Otero in 1990- and grandson, Mele Otero in 1994. Eduardo worked at CF&I in the wire mill for 34 years. He was a member of Holy Family Church. Rosary, 7 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Otero, Jennie
Jennie Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2000 - Jennie Otero, age 78, born to Simplicia and Jesus Medina on June 15, 1922, in Wagon Mound, N.M., passed away Aug. 22, 2000. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Orlando A. Otero; and her brother, Anthony Medina. Survived by her daughters, Claudia (Les) Robinson and Shiela Otero (Bob Gonzales); sons, Orlando A. (Donna) Otero Jr. and Ronald L. (Robin) Otero; grandchildren, Cassandra (Larry) May, Tammy (Cliff) Gonzales, Shawna (Tom) Rice, Sean and Jeffrey Otero, Colin Otero, Amanda and Devon Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Mitchell May, Regan Pena, Ariana, Kaitlin and David Gonzales. Also survived by her brother, Pete (Isabel) Medina, John Gomez; sister, Stella Espinosa; and sister-in-law, Sue Medina; along with numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and special friends, Tillie and Bob Navarro. Jennie loved to sew, cook and teach Sunday School and primary, which she did for 40 years. Her greatest enjoyment was having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren around her. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday at the LDS (Mormon) church at 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation, 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends at 4720 Surfwood Lane following services. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Donations may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Otero, Juanita
Juanita Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - September 22, 1999 - Juanita Otero, 85, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 20, 1999. Born May 11, 1914, Sofia, N.M. Preceded in death by her husband, Seferino Otero; father, Federico Salazar; and children, Filbert, Gilbert and Cecil Otero. Survived by her children, Robert Martinez, Joe Martinez, Apolonio (Martha) Otero, Betty Robinson, Mary Valdez, Theresa Hernandez, Anthony Otero, Claudine Cordova (Gil Vigil), and Irene Martinez, all of Pueblo; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Juanita enjoyed watching the Broncos, playing bingo, embroidering and Cripple Creek. Juanita also walked three miles a day and enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday at Romero Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass pending. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at 2606 E. Orman.

Otero, Lewis N.
Lewis N. "Lou" Otero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2005 - Lewis N. "Lou" Otero, 54, went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2005, in Pueblo. Born May 10, 1950, in Las Animas, to Arthur and Cora Otero. Preceded in death by his mother, Cora Otero; daughter, Cynthia, brothers, Johnny and Pete Otero. Survived by his father, Arthur Otero; his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara Otero; children, Anthony, Jolene, and Mark Otero; nine grandchildren; siblings, Helen Medina, Linda (Charlie) Guerrero, Raymond, and Robert Otero; mother-in-law, Beatrice Baca; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Lou was a loving son, husband, father and papo who will be missed by all. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Otmar, Joseph
Joseph Otmar - Pueblo Chieftain, June 26, 1977 - Joseph Otmar. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday, Lakeside Cemetery.

Oto, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Oto - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 2003 - Mary Elizabeth Oto, our beloved daughter, sister, mother, auntie and friend, has left our world to join the Lord in His. She fought courageously, and now she takes eternal rest. Mary Elizabeth was born in Sidney, Neb., on Dec. 19, 1964. She is survived by her parents, Santiago Sr., and Erlinda Rosales. From above, she will be keeping a loving, watchful eye on her only daughter, Alyssa Mary Oto, and step son, Brandon Fletcher. Survived by her former spouses, Michael W. Oto and Gregory Scott Fletcher. She leaves many loved ones in this world. From Sacramento, she leaves her brother, Santiago Rosales Jr.; his wife, Emma; and their children, Emmahylnda, Caralyn and Marcia; her sister, Patricia; and her husband, Randy Hutchins; and their children, Kerrie, Amy and Matthew; her brother, Michael Rosales; his wife, Leticia; and their children, Jodi, Gabriella, Isabel, Julia, Payton and Benjamin; and her very special friend, Joni; and her children, Lyndsey and Lisa. From Chico, she leaves her brother, Steven Rosales; his wife, Debbie; and their children, Jeremy, Christopher, Tiffany and Jacob. From Yuba City, she leaves her brother, Patrick Rosales; his wife, Wendy; and their son, Martin. From Pueblo, Colo., she leaves her sister, Diana, and Daniel Sanchez; and their children, Jason and Jessica; her sister, Rosemary, and her husband, James Hayes; her brother, Paul Rosales Sr.; his wife, Anja; and their children, Alexis, Samantha and Paul Jr.; and from her already departed sister, Mary Ann Wuertele, she leaves her nephew, James Wuertele. She also has numerous relatives and loved ones from California, Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Arizona, Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma. Mary was a graduate of Cordova High School, class of 1983 in Rancho Cordova, Calif. She was a licensed cosmetologist and practiced her trade, very well, for 20 years. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at St. Leander's Catholic Church, 1402 E. Eighth St., Pueblo, Colo. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at St. Rose's Catholic Church, 5961 Franklin Blvd., in Sacramento, Calif. Mary's inurnment will be at the Imperial Gardens in Pueblo, Colo.

O'Toole, Catherine
Catherine O'Toole - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2001 - Catherine O'Toole fortified with the Holy rites of the Catholic church, was called to her eternal reward on April 7, 2001, with last rites administered by Father O'Flynn. Survived by her beloved brothers, Robert and Thomas O'Toole. Thanking almighty God in deep gratitude for Fr. Walters S.J., Sr. Mary Conter, Carol and Kenneth Yarberry, Marti Flower, Mary Vail, Albert and Lonnie Montez, Evelyn Carmichael, Troy Perry, Doug Dailey, Iris Chick, Jo Ann and Jerry Gross. Thanks to Dr. J. Kevin Johnson, Stella Radzymski, Michelle Finch and all the staff from Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Thanks and blessings to our many friends who have brought food and good will. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Private inurnment will be held.

O'Toole, Eileen Claire
Eileen Claire O'Toole - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2004 - Eileen Claire O'Toole, age 74, of Pueblo, formerly of Boulder, passed away July 15, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born Aug. 31, 1929, in Newark, N.J., a daughter of the late Raymond James and Helen O'Toole. Eileen moved to Pueblo in 1990. She was Catholic by faith. She loved playing cards and bridge and was an avid reader. Eileen is survived by her children, Clare Small, Sharon Emery, Mary Bogetveit, Jerry Small and Juliette Gardner; and 16 grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Humphrey. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pueblo West, with the Rev. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mountain Vale Memorial Gardens in Canon City, Colo.

O'Toole, Thomas J.
Thomas J. O'Toole - Pueblo Chieftain - October 23, 2005 - Thomas J. O'Toole, 84, fortified with the holy rites of the Catholic Church, was called to his eternal reward on Oct. 20, 2005, with last rites administered by Father John M. O'Flynn. Thomas was born to Mary (nee Gannon) and Benedict Benjamin O'Toole on March 5, 1921, in Harrisonville, Ill. Preceded in death by his brother, the Rev. Father Richard O'Toole; and sister, Catherine O'Toole. Survived by his beloved brother, Robert E. O'Toole of Pueblo. Thanking almighty God in deep gratitude for Marti Flower, Doug Dailey, Troy Perry, Mike Denzler and good family friend, Evelyn Hall, who brought a meal every Monday. There will be no viewing. Cremation by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 421 Clark St., with the Rev. Father John O'Flynn as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Gazebo Columbarium. Thank you to all the special friends and family that touched the life of Thomas. God bless you all.

Otoupalik, Dorothy Mae
Dorothy Mae Otoupalik - Pueblo Chieftain - May 24, 2006 - Dorothy Mae Otoupalik, 66, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Colorado Springs, died - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 2006 -. She was born in West Plains, Mo., on Nov. 28, 1939 to Mary Lane Phillips and Obert Phillips. She moved to Colo., as a toddler. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo in 1957. She married Frank A. Otoupalik on May 8, 1959 in Pueblo, Colo. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1967. Survivors include daughters, Vicki (Bill) Huffor of Woodland Park and Lisa Warren of Colorado Springs; her brother, Jerry (Linda) Phillips of Muskogee, Okla.; grandchildren, Ian Mankowski, Billy (Janet) Huffor, Kevin Huffor, Jacob Warren and Eli Warren; and numerous extended family members who all loved her deeply. Dorothy worked for many years for School District 11 as a secretary. She was a member of Gateway Presbyterian Church. She was active in the Elite Canasta Group, PEO, and the Red Hat Society. Dorothy loved life, God, her family, their cabin, traveling, music, reading, taking long walks. Every room she entered became brighter with her presence. Above all she loved her husband; they did everything together, and she will forever be Frank's sweetheart. Viewing is at Swan Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at Swan Law on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 2p.m.

Ott, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Ott - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 2005 - Joseph H. Ott, 95, born Jan. 15, 1910, in Dawson, N.M., passed away June 3, 2005, in Pueblo. Survived by his caregiver and best "Bud," his son, Joseph (Charlene) Ott, Pueblo; and son, John L. (Connie) Ott, Ogden, Utah; grandchildren, Joseph M. (Carole) Ott, Hillsboro, Ore., Tara L. (Casey) Talbert, Grand Junction, Larisa J. Ott, Pueblo, and Bob and Sherry, Utah; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Elaina Ott, Oregon, and Miranda Talbert, Grand Junction; also survived by sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews and extended families. Preceded in death by parents, John and Foni Ott; wife, Rose M. Ott; and sisters, Mary Zygarlenski and Annie Arnold. Joseph retired from the CF&I Steel Mill in 1972, where he was employed as a wireman electrician. He was a true gentleman and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him. At his request, cremation with a graveside inurnment, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Joseph's memory.

Ott, Rose
Rose Ott - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1999 - Rose Ott, 80, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 12, 1999. Survived by her husband, Joseph H. Ott- sons, Joseph (Charlene) Ott, and John L. (Connie) Ott- grandchildren, Michael (Carole) Ott, Tara (Casey) Talbert, Larisa Ott- great-grandchildren, Amanda and Elaina Ott, Miranda Rose Talbert- sisters, Irene Garcia and Dora Trujillo- special niece, Loretta Gama- sisters-in-law, Tomasita Garcia, Beatrice Sandoval- and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Tom, Robert, and Phillip Sandoval- and sister, Faye Aberasturi. Rose was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, Friday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Imperial Reception Hall immediately following the interment. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Dreamweavers through the funeral home office.

Ottersberg, Robert Joseph
Robert "Bob" Joseph Ottersberg - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 2004 - Robert "Bob" Joseph Ottersberg, a resident of La Grande, Ore. died Friday, March 5, 2004 at his home in La Grande of natural Causes. He was 54 years old. Memorial services were held March 9, 2004 in La Grande, Ore. Memorials may be sent to the Native Plant Society, C/O Dick Kenton, 1805 U. Avenue, La Grande, OR. 97850 Mr. Ottersberg was born May 5, 1949 in Columbus, Neb. He was the son of William and Margaret Ottersberg. The family moved to Pueblo, Colo. in 1954. He attended Pueblo Schools and graduated from Central High School. He attended Southern Colorado State College and Colorado State University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Forestry and Land Managements. He received his Masters Degree in Soil Sciences from Montana State University in Bozeman. He ran his business, Cordilleran Services out of La Grande, Oregon. He was very involved with and was current Treasurer of the Native Plant Society, very integral in the care of Gangloff Park, and past president of and member of the Oregon Society of Soil Scientists. He enjoyed native plants, fly-fishing, gardening, backpacking with Llamas, Irish and contra dancing, and Tai Chi. All these reflect his gentle spirit with people, nature and animals. He is survived by his wife, Dorene of La Grande, his parents, Bill & Margaret Ottersberg of Pueblo, Colo., Three sons, Brock, Landon, and Mac, living with their mother, Mary Jane of Bozeman, Mont., Brothers Dan and Bill Jr, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Martin & Jeff both of Pueblo, Colo., John of San Francisco, Calif. and Steve of Durango, Colo. Sisters Sue Haslinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Vermersch of Paris, France, and Janet Smith of Pueblo, Colo.

Otto, Eva
Eva “Polly” Otto - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2006 - Eva “Polly” Otto, passed away Jan. 10, 2006. She was born in Polo, Mo., and grew up in Otis, Colo. Polly taught school and even coached basketball in Lonestar, Colo. This was in her early years before she became a teacher in Pueblo, Colo. She taught at Irving Grade School, Morton Grade School, Keating Junior High school and Pitts Middle School. Polly was a social studies teacher at Central High School before she became a Media Center Specialist at Central. Polly had a BA from the University of Northern Colorado, MA from Western State College and further studies from Adams State College. She also taught extension courses for Adams State. Polly received many honors during her teaching career; one of the most notable was being named to “Who's Who of American Women.” Not only was Polly an outstanding teacher, but a wonderful mother and wife. While at Sun Lakes, Ariz., she was President of the Women's Golf Club and played and taught bridge in the community. She will be missed by her friends and family. Polly is survived by her husband, Gerald Otto; daughter, Judy Patt Show; step-daughter, Jerrelynn Fussell; and step-son, John Otto. No funeral services or memorial services are planned at this time per her written wishes. In lieu of flowers, please send your memorials in her name to the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Ariz.

Otto, George W.
George W. Otto - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 1998 - George W. Otto, 81, passed away Dec. 9, 1998, in Denver. Mr. Otto was a native of Colorado, father of Judith Gerace, Georgiann Crickett, Louann Gaines- uncle of Norma Gwartney and Linda Graham- and five grandnieces and nephews. Also survived by three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 1998, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Otto, Peter
Peter Otto – Collbran Oracle – March 30, 1901 – The funeral of Peter Otto, for fifteen years superintendent of the Eilers' smelter at Pueblo, was attended by fully 600 employes on the 17th inst.

Ottosen, Martha
Mrs. Martha Ottosen – Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1913 – The funeral of Mrs. Martha Ottosen will be held this morning at the Davis & Vories chapel, the Rev. Mendenhall officiating. Interment in Mountain View.

Ouye, Teru
Teru Ouye – Pueblo Chieftain – January 30, 1956 – Mrs. Teru Ouye, 1400 W. 10th, died Jan. 29. Widow of the late Kuma Ouye. Mother of Hershey and Noble Ouye, Pueblo, Miss Mayme Ouye, student at the University of Colorado, and Yutaka Ouye, with the U.S. Army in Guam. Survived also by three great-grandchildren. Member of Northern Avenue Methodist Church. Service announcements later. Pueblo Chieftain – February 2, 1956 – Mrs. Teru Ouye.  Services Thursday 2 p.m. Funeral Home Chapel.  Mountain View.

Ovechka, Edith M.
Edith M. Ovechka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 07, 2006 - Edith M. Ovechka, 85, passed away May 4, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chip" Ovechka; her parents, John and Rose Levstik; sisters, Rose Ballas, Anne Garnhart and Virginia Perryman; brothers, John Levstik and Henry Levstik. Survived by her daughter, Carol A. (Paul A.) Cochran; grandchildren, Kimberly (Abel) Santistevan and Roxanne (Chris) McCarthy; great-grandson, Nathan McCarthy; sister, Evelyn (Thayne) Mitchell; sister-in-law, Marguerite Levstik, all of Pueblo; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Edith was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Visitation, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2006, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2006, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Ovechka, Mary J.
Mary J. Ovechka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2002 - Mary J. Ovechka, 89, died May 10, 2002. She was born in Pueblo on March 27, 1913. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete; and her brother, Frank Perko. Survived by daughters, Patricia (Chuck) Norick of Lakewood, Colo.; and Charlotte Ovechka of Forest Lake, Minn.; sisters, Alice Skube, Rose Cesar, Helen (Anthony) Chorak, Frances (Stanley) Babnik; brother, Ray (Audrey) Perko, all of Pueblo; 10 grandchildren, Mary Pat Norick, the Rev. Dan Norick, Robert (Anita) Norick, Teresa Norick, Tim Norick, Suzanne (Pete) Gallus, Ivan Schleder, Senta Schleder, Rebecca Schleder, Nickolas Schleder; one great-granddaughter, Madeleine Gallus; nephews, Don (Ann) Perko, Dick (Bernadine) Perko, Dennis (Linda) Cesar, Stanley (Linda) Babnik, Gary Perko; nieces, Carol (Hank) Hund, Alice (Vic) Mishmash and Sandra (Jim) Pruce. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, both services at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Ovechka, Pete
Pete Ovechka - Pueblo Chieftain - May 4, 1987 - Pete Ovechka of 2000 Wyoming, May 2, 1987. Husband of Mary Ovechka and father of Patricia (Charles) Norich, Lakewood, and Charlotte (Dr. Gordon) Schleder, Minneapolis, Minn. Survived also by his brother, Charles (Edith) Ovechka, Pueblo, as well as 10 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Helen (Anthony) Chorak; Frances (Stanley) Babnik; Rose Cesar; Raymond (Audrey) Perko; Alice (Jack) Skube; and Mary Perko, all of Pueblo. Predeceased by his parents, Pete and Elizabeth Ovechka; brothers, Steve Lamb, Joe Ovechka and Albert Lamb; and sisters, Mary O'Nell and Teresa Perko. A lifelong Pueblo resident, Mr. Ovechka was a member of St. Francis Xavier parish and retired from the position of foreman in the Wire Mill Galvanizing Department at the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1965 after 45 years of service. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made in Mr. Ovechka's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 102 W. Orman, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Overbey, Lera Delsey
Lera Delsey Overbey - Pueblo Chieftain - January 11, 1987 - Lera Delsey Overbey passed away Jan. 10, 1987, in Pueblo. Services in charge of Pitcher-McClure Funeral Home in Carnegie, Okla.

Overeem, Elva M.
Elva M. Overeem - Pueblo Chieftain - October 21, 2003 - Elva M. Overeem, 85, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003. Born March 13, 1918, to the union of Oliver and Lennie Curtis. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Woody” Overeem. Elva leaves to cherish her memory her children, Robert (Marilyn) Overeem, Robin (Leonard) Miklich, Ron (Laura) Overeem; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special niece, Marcia; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Elva was an avid Broncos fan, joke teller and dedicated mother who loved, and lived life to its fullest. At her request, no services. Cremation has taken place.

Overstreet, E. M.
E. M. Overstreet – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – December 20, 1877 – The Arizona Miner contains the following with reference to William Caveness, well known in Southern Colorado: “Governor Hoyt, last evening received a telegram from C. E. Cooley, deputy United States marshal at Camp Apache, informing him of the hanging of two desperados on the Little Colorado. Cooley went with a detachment of soldiers to Springerville, and arrested William Snider, alias Bill Caveness, and E. M. Overstreet, and as their offence was a territorial one, he turned them over to William Milligan, deputy sheriff, to bring them to Prescott to jail. After Cooley had left Springerville with the soldiers, a mob arose and took the prisoners from Milligan, and, in the language of the telegram, disposed of them according to frontier law, which we presume means that they hung them. District Attorney Paul Webber received a similar telegram.

Overton, Elizabeth F.
Elizabeth F. Overton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 1998 - Elizabeth F. Overton, 83, Pueblo, born Aug. 24, 1915, North Attleboro, Mass., died Aug. 27, 1998, after a brief illness. Widow of Star-Journal columnist and conservationist Robert Overton. Predeceased by parents, Carlton Hall Parker and Charlotte Newcomb Parker. Survived by brother, Richard S. Parker, Narragansett, R.I. She worked as a Girl Scout Professional in Allentown, Pa., and Michigan City, Ind., before joining the Red Cross to work in military hospitals in Hawaii with recently wounded servicemen in World War II. After the war, became head of Girl Scouts in Pueblo. Was first director of Girl Scout Camp Lazy Acres. After marriage to Bob Overton, became a fifth grade teacher at Central Grade School. There she received the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society Environmental Education Award, was runner-up in the state conservation NACO-Allis Chalmer contest and received a certificate of merit from the Silver Star Lodge for service rendered to the youth of the community. After Betty and Bob retired, they spent summers sailing on Lake Pueblo and winters sailing on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. She was in charge of information on the endangered whooping cranes for the Whooping Cranes Conservation Association, an international group. In 1996, she was awarded a certification of appreciation for her work. She will be missed by all of her friends who shared her love of learning and nature. , 10 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Chapel. Donations in her name may be made to the Whooping Crane Conservation Association, 3800 Meadowlark Drive, Sierra Vista, Ariz., or the Arkansas Valley.

Owen, Bruce W.
Bruce W. Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 09, 2000 - Bruce W. Owen, 51, passed away Jan. 6, 2000. Graveside services, 11 a.m. Monday, at the Eads Cemetery, Eads. Visitation from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Owen, Helen Juanita
Helen Juanita Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 2004 - Helen Juanita Owen, 75, longtime La Junta resident, passed away Dec. 1, in La Junta. She will be sadly missed by her son, Dan (Betty) Owen of Napa, Calif.; her grandson, Kevin; and her granddaughter, Danielle; brothers, Otho, Cal and Ray Fenter; sister, Nina Trowman; niece, Jeanne Fenter; and many other relatives and friends. She was born Aug. 7, 1929, in La Junta, to Cavy and Georgia (Woodall) Fenter. Helen married Max Owen on July 3, 1946, in Illinois. She retired as an operator from AT&T in 1984. She was preceded in death by her husband; and son, Roger Owen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arkansas Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 1067, La Junta, CO, 81050.

Owen, Mary Margaret
Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – October 16, 2003 - Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen, age 71, passed away on October 14, 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Valdez, Colorado on July 26, 1932 to William L. Simons and Edith F. ( Harvey ) Simons. Mary graduated from Primero High School. Her first marriage was to Paul Butero Jr. Her children from that marriage are Bill ( Pat ) Butero and Virginia ( Fred ) Manzanares. She then married Tom E. Owen from Raton, New Mexico. Her third child is Timothy C. ( Diane ) Owen. Mary lived in the Trinidad area for many years and worked for several businesses. She moved to Raton, NM and operated the Mesa Feed and Supply for 30 years with her husband. In 1994 she moved to South Fork Colorado and operated the Malt Shop. She was an avid Colorado Rockies fan and enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sports and school activities. She was preceded in death by her father and her sister and brother-in-law Katherine and Doyle Johnson and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Coen. She is survived by her mother Edith Simons, Trinidad; her sons Bill ( Pat ) Butero, South Fork , CO and Tim C.( Diane ) Owen, Raton, New Mexico; daughter Virginia ( Fred ) Manzanares, Pagosa Springs, CO; brother Bill ( Marge ) Simons, Trinidad; uncles Cecil ( Rose ) Harvey, Gardner, CO and Joe Simons, Raton, NM; Ten grandchildren numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Sunday October 19, 2003 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Monday October 20, 2003 at 10 pm the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 306 West Baca, 1012 East Eighth, both in Trinidad and 472 Hwy 72, Raton, NM. The family of Mary Margaret (Simons) Owen has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Owen, Max W.
Max W. Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 25, 1998 - Max W. Owen passed away Jan. 22, 1998, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Wewoka, Okla. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen of La Junta- son, Dan (Betty) Owen, and grandchildren, Kevin and Danielle Owen of Warwick, R.I.- daughter-in-law, Debbie Owen, and granddaughter, Ashley Jo Owen of La Junta- four brothers-in-law, six sisters-in-law and several cousins. Preceded in death by his son, Roger A. Owen- and two brothers-in-law. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery, Pastor Robert Swift of the First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association direct or through the funeral home.

Owen, Ralph
Ralph (Tom) Owen - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1986 - Ralph (Tom) Owen, 37, passed away unexpectedly March 24, 1986, in Denver. Tom Owen was born, June 18, 1948, in Colorado Springs. He attended Pueblo Schools until 1966. He served in the U.S. Army and in Vietnam. He resided in Colorado Springs the last four years. Preceded in death by father, Glenn E. Owen. Survived by wife, Areta, and daughters, Lora and Jennifer. Other surviving relatives include his mother, Alice M. Owen; brother, Jack (Regina) Owen; sister, Jodi (Bob) Denny, and numerous other family members. The family may be contacted at 3355 Lone Feather Drive, Colorado Springs, 80909. Service, 9 a.m. Thursday at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, with W. Duke, pastor, officiating. Viewing will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Owens, Agnes Lily
Agnes Lily Owens - Huerfano World - December 26, 1991 - This Week in La Veta History - 1928: Agnes Lily Owens, 72, died. She came to La Veta 40 years ago with her husband William to ranch. She leaves a daughter Mrs. Roy Evans and sons John R., William and Benjamin L. [Editor's Note: Agnes Lily Owens died December 24, 1928. Obituary listed Walsenburg World, December 27, 1928, Page 1, and World independent, December 28, 1928, Page 1.]

Owens, Alfred Lee
Alfred Lee Owens - Huerfano World - May 15, 1980 - Alfred Lee Owens, 86, of 817 West Seventh Street died May 7, 1980 at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Born Nov. 20, 1893, in Franklin, WA, he came to Walsenburg as a young man of 20 to work in the coal mines. He ____ in the early 60's and subsequently worked for the RE-1 school system and St. Mary's school. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the Church of God in Christ. Mr. Owens is survived by a son Alfred Owens Jr. and a daughter, Mrs. Vera Lee Coleman, both of Denver; two brothers, Frank Owens of California and Raymond Owens of Wichita, KS; three sisters, Mrs., Eva Council, Mrs. Nola Owens and Mrs. Gladys Parker Owens, Fort Smith, AR; ___grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral service was held at 2pm Monday May 12 at Furphy Lawson Chapel. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery with graveside services by United Mine Workers. Furphy Lawson Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Owens, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2003 - Betty Jean Owens was born on Oct. 31, 1954, in Pueblo, Colo., to Sylvester and Janie Owens. As a youth, Betty completed her high school education at Central in Pueblo, Colo. She went on to attend college at the University of Southern Colorado, where she received a B.A. degree in Respiratory Therapy. In 1977, Betty moved to Denver, Colo. She was an energetic and very active person. She attended court reporting school, and received a certification. Some of her hobbies included photography and desktop publishing. In 1980, Betty took on a mother-role responsibility for her niece, Rochelle Owens-Cook. Even though Betty was a young lady at the time, she was able to instill good, sound morals that are still affecting her niece's life. Betty accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age at New Bethany Baptist Church in Pueblo, Colo. The churches she attended always seemed to direct her in the area of ministry she enjoyed most, and that was working with the audio-visual department. Her faithfulness in serving exposed the love in her heart for doing the work of ministry. In 1990, Betty moved to Atlanta, Ga., where she worked as a paralegal at the law firm of McLain and Merritt. She joined Covenant Christian Ministries Church, then moved her membership to Messiah's House, where she continued to grow in the things of God. On June 1, 2002, Betty married Jonathan Oden, attorney at law. Together, they enjoyed racing, going to the movies, watching videos and just spending quality time together. At the age of 47, Betty was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and being a fighter, she endured many hardships. On Thursday, April 3, 2003, Betty was relieved of her pain and suffering to go home to be with the Lord. Betty leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Jonathan Oden; her mother, Janie Owens; her father, Sylvester Owens; mother-in-law, Marjorie Oden; three sisters, Lottie (Cecil) Hollier of Pueblo, Colo., Doris Rorex of Austell, Ga., and Annie Owens of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Ansley (Trish) Owens of Pueblo, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Billie (Sylvester Jr.) Owens; two step-sons, Joseph and Samuel Oden; one step-daughter, Jessica Oden; and a host of relatives and friends. Betty Jean is preceded in death by brother, Syl Owens; grandmother, Bessie Huguley; and uncle, Robert Lee Hawkins. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th St., Rev. Charlie Sankey Sr. officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at 2631 Sherwood Lane.

Owens, Charles
Charles Owens - Huerfano World - February 9, 1989 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1907: Charles Owens was murdered during a quarrel at the mule barn at Pictou. [Editor's Note: Charley Owens obituary listed in Walsenburg World, June 21, 1907, Page 1.]

Owens, Charles Elton
Charles Elton "Mickey" Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1999 - Charles Elton "Mickey" Owens passed away Jan. 3, 1999, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Pueblo to Joseph and Susie Belle Owens and had been a lifetime Pueblo resident. Elton was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed at the CF&I Steel Mill for 41 years before his retirement. His survivors include his wife, Erma of the family home- sons, Larry (Wilma) Owens of Colorado Springs, Colo., and James (Lidia) Owens of Philadelphia, Pa.- five grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- one brother-in-law, Marty Henderson of Pueblo- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Owens will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel, 128 Broadway, with Father Robert Carden officiating. Interment will follow in Block 5 of the Mountain View Cemetery with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Owens, Dorothy Ann
Dorothy Ann Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 23, 2004 - Dorothy Ann Owens, 57, passed away May 20, 2004, in Denver, Colo. Born Jan. 31, 1947, in Colorado Springs to George A. and Esther Matt who preceded her along with her husband, John Richard Owens; and brother, Gregory C. Matt. Survived by her sons, Bernard Hopkins, John Richard Owens Jr.; grandchildren, Christian, Chase and Alexis; siblings, Darlene Kemp, Mike Matt, Mary Nickerson, Diane Oatman, Richard J. Matt, Katherine Saunders and Deborah K. Kemp; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2004, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society through the funeral home office.

Owens, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C. Owens - World Independent - July 30, 1940 - Long Resident of County Dies Here This Morning. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Owens, a resident if Huerfano county for the past 40 years, died this morning at her home in Walsenburg. Mrs. Owens was born in Haverstock, Devonshire, England and lived in Pennsylvania for a short time upon coming to this country. She moved to Pictou, and in 1909 came to Walsenburg where she has lived since. She is survived by a daughter, Minnie Grace Owens, and a son Frank M. Owens. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Unfug-Peet Mortuary.

Owens, Erma R.
Erma R. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 1999 - Erma R. Owens passed away March 9, 1999, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Erma was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Joplin, Mo., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Owens in January of 1999. Among her survivors are sons, Larry (Wilma) Owens of Colorado Springs, and James (Lidia) Owens of Philadelphia, Pa.- five grandchildren- five great-grandchildren- brothers, Gerald Henderson, and Marty (Sammy) Henderson, both of Pueblo- sister, Shirley Griffin of North Carolina- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 1999, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in Block 5 of the Mountain View Cemetery.

Owens, Fern E.
Fern E. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2003 - Fern E. Owens, 88, passed away May 24, 2003. Survived by her siblings, Lavina T. Ritchey of Santa Clarita, Calif., Dorothy Higgins of Prineville, Ore., and Russel T. (Patricia) Gollen; sister-in-law, Lillian Gollen; and special friends, Burl and Irene Stearns and Jack and Judy Rockwell. Preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Derel Owens; and siblings, Archie Gollen, Opal M. Almanze, Donald A. Gollen and Verna Hutsell. Fern was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Sagle, Idaho. She and her husband were directors of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Spanish Peaks Chapter for many years. She will lie in state at the funeral home Monday from 2:30 until 5 p.m. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor William Gordon officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Wetmore. Those who desire may make memorials to Child Evangelism Fellowship, through the funeral home.

Owens, Fred
Fred Owens - Walsenburg World – February 12, 1904 - Fatal Accident at Maitland - On last Wednesday morning, Fred Owens who works in the Maitland mine, three miles north of this place, while in the boarding house there, met with an accident that resulted in his death. It seems that Owens had a box of one hundred giant caps in his pocket which were in some way exploded almost tearing the unfortunate man to pieces, mutilating him in a manner beyond description. The company surgeon, Dr. C.M. McGuire, was at once called and did everything that could be done, though he saw the case was hopeless. In spite of his fearful injuries, Mr. Owens was conscious to the end which came several hours later. Mr. Owens had a wife living in Denver who came to Walsenburg on the evening train Wednesday. His brother, a druggist at Montrose, Colorado arrived yesterday. The body was taken to Denver for interment.

Owens, John R. Jr.
John R. Owens Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - November 03, 1997 - John R. Owens Jr., 49, passed away Nov. 1, 1997. Survived by his wife, Dianna Owens- and daughter, Shelley Owens of Pueblo- stepson, Travis Conradt of Grand Prairie, Texas- mother-in-law, Laverna Schmidt- parents, John and Thelma Owens- brothers, Walter Owens of Mounds, Okla., and Glen Owens- sisters, Shirley Bright, Nola (Jim) Fognani and Norma Owens, all of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Owens served his country in the U.S. Air Force. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VA Medical Center in Denver in his memory. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Imperial Chapel. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Owens, John Richard
John Richard Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 2004 - John Richard Owens, 87, of Pueblo, passed away, Thursday, May 6, 2004. Preceded in death by his sons, John "Dickie" Owens and James Owens; parents, John and Emily Owens; sister, Florence; and brother, Howard. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Thelma; children, Walter Owens, Shirley Bright, Glen Owens, Nola (Jim) Fognani, Norma (Johnny) Aragon; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 2004, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service, 10 a.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 10, 2004, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at the family home following the service.

Owens, Lewis
Lewis Owens - Walsenburg World – April 29, 1930 - Lewis Owens Dies Today, Was Sick Only Two Weeks - Lewis Owens, 72, died at his home, 508 Oak street at 2:30 p.m. today. He had lived in Walsenburg for 33 years. Owens was one of the pioneer miners of the county, having been identified with coal mines of Huerfano county ever since he came here. He had been ill only two weeks. Funeral arrangements will be in charge of the Unfug-Peet Mortuary.

Owens, Loretta May
Loretta May Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 1997 - Loretta May Owens, 73, passed away Aug. 14, 1997. Services, 10 a.m. Monday at the Lamar First Baptist Church. Interment, Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Owens, Quienell
Quienell Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 2004 - Quienell Owens. A tall, handsome and gentle man of quiet confidence, Quienell Owens, a born-again Christian, slipped away peacefully June 19, 2004, surrounded by his beloved family. Relocating just three years ago, Quienell really enjoyed Colorado and the many friends he gained. He loved to fish, hunt and work on cars. Always willing to help others, he tirelessly sacrificed his own comfort, opening his heart and his home to so many over his brief 52 years of life. Quienell last worked as a counselor at Crossroads, a drug rehabilitation facility, encouraging others through his own triumphs and failures and more than 15 years experience in counseling and education. Preceded in his home-going by both parents, Odessa Hendricks and O.C. Owens. Quienell was born April 19, 1952, in Bakersfield, Calif. He is survived by his adoring wife and best friend of 22 years, Chevonne Owens; his only sibling, Cynthia Tell of Las Vegas, Nev. He was a doting father and grandfather. His children are Leka McCan, Quienell Owens Jr., Cassandra Smith, Nicole Lewis, Candice and Shannon Owens. Along with 14 grandchildren, he also touched the lives of countless cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He will be fondly remembered, loved and missed by all. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Owens, RanDee P.
RanDee P. Owens - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2000 - RanDee P. Owens, 10, passed away June 22, 2000. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lamar Community Building. Interment, Riverside Cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Owens, Stephen Lester Jr.
Stephen Lester Owens Jr. - Standard-Examiner – December 19, 2003 - Ogden, UT - On December 17, 2003 Stephen Lester Owens, Jr. passed peacefully from this life into the next after a long illness. He was born January 7, 1924 to Stephen Lester and Isadore Shumway Owens in Walsenburg, Colorado. His family moved to Safford, Arizona where Les enjoyed high school serving as student body president and playing football.

Owens, Sylvester Sr.
Sylvester Owens Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 2003 - Sylvester Owens Sr. was born on Jan. 14, 1919, in Hope Hull, Ala., to Bill Owens and Bessie Williams Huguley. As a youth, Sylvester was educated in Hope Hull and accepted Christ at an early age at Beulah Baptist Church. In 1940, he met Janie Lee Moncrief and fell in love. They were married on July 23, 1941. To this union, seven children were born. In 1948, Sylvester moved his family to Pueblo, Colo., to accept a position at the CF&I Steel Mill. Sylvester worked there for 35 years, retiring in 1983 as a foreman. Sylvester was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a deacon under the guidance of the Rev. O.B. McClendon. He later moved his membership to New Hope Baptist Church, where his family attended and continued his work as a deacon. Sylvester loved his family and enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, playing dominoes, watching baseball on TV and spending time with his wife and family. Sylvester was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Owens and Bessie Huguley; two sons, Sylvester Jr. and Darryl Owens; daughter, Betty Owens-Oden; and brother, Robert L. Hawkins. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife of 61 years, Janie Moncrief-Owens, of the family home; three daughters, Lottie (Cecil) Hollier, Pueblo, Colo., Doris Rorex, Austell, Ga., and Annie Owens, Aurora, Colo.; one son, Ansley (Trish) Owens, Pueblo, Colo.; an adopted daughter, Chaunte Owens, Austell, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Billie (Sylvester Jr.) Owens, Denver, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Sharon (Robert L.) Hawkins, Pueblo, Colo. Sylvester passed away Sunday, June 22, 2003, at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charlie Sankey, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Oxandaburu, Eva
Eva Maes Oxandaburu - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 1998 - Eva Maes Oxandaburu, recently of La Junta, passed away Nov. 14, 1998. She was born on April 9, 1924, at Kim (Dalerose), Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose Ramon and Natividad (Martinez) Maes- brothers, Antonio Domingo and Joe R. Maes- and sisters, Barbara Salas and Rose Sandoval. Eva graduated from Kim High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She and ex-husband, James Cadet, ranched in the Kim area from 1947 until 1962 when they moved to Huron, S.D., and continued in cattle and horse ranching. In 1988, she moved to Santa Fe, N.M., and was employed by the Santa Fe School system until retiring in 1997. She is survived by brother-in-law, Ruben Salas, La Junta- nephews, Alfred Salas, Hoehne, Albert Salas, La Junta, Carlos Sandoval, Trinchera, Colo.- and nieces, Cecelia (Dennis) Moody, Kim, Viola (Ed) Navrot, Santa Fe, N.M., and Anita Jo (Dale) Hyatt, Las Animas. Also surviving are Rudy, Diana, Becky, Stacy Salas, Renea, Erik, Kimberly, Kourtney Keahey, and Michelle and Jim Garner, all of La Junta. Cremation was done and s in La Junta and Santa Fe will be announced. Memorial can be made to La Junta Catholic Parish or Arkansas Valley Hospice.

Oxley, Mabel E.
Mabel E. Oxley - Pueblo Chieftain - March 16, 1986 - Mabel E. Oxley, 96, longtime Wiley resident, passed away March 14, 1986, at the Sandhaven Nursing Home. Service will be held, 2 p.m. Monday at the Wiley Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Ann Richards officiating. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. Please make memorial contributions to Wiley Church of the Brethren or Sandhaven Nursing Home. For those who wish, visitation will be held noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel.

Oyler, Alice Kathrine
Alice Kathrine Oyler - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 2006 - Alice Kathrine Oyler, 103, passed away Nov. 2. 2006. She is survived by son, Dee (Ruth) Oyler; and daughter, Phyllis Hambelton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral, 10 a.m. Friday, Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 4720 Surfwood Lane. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Oyler, Denver E.
Denver E. Oyler - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2001 - Denver E. Oyler, 97, passed away Sept. 30, 2001. He was preceded in death by two sons in infancy, and a daughter, Ann Oyler Johnson. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Alice Clark Oyler; daughter, Phyllis Hambelton of Pueblo; and a son, Dee (Ruth) Oyler of Bountiful, Utah; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood, Pueblo. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Oyster, George Russell
George Russell Oyster - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 1998 - George Russell Oyster, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Oct. 21, 1998. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Iola- children, Russell Peterson, and Georgina Shelton, both of Enid, Okla.- sisters, Clara McMillen of Augusta, Kan., Zella Mae Needham, Laswood, Mo., Myrtle Skaggs, Lamar, Mo.- brother, Charlie Oyster, El Dorado Springs, Mo. Mr. Oyster was a crane operator. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Oyster, Iola F.
Lola F. Oyster - Pueblo Chieftain - November 16, 1999 - Iola F. Oyster, age 78, passed away on Nov. 14, 1999. She was the daughter of Albert and Florence Browser. Mrs. Oyster is survived by children, Frank (Cheryl) Spinuzzi, Shirley Bryson, Joe (Roxie) Spinuzzi, of Pueblo, Colo., Sam (Cathryn) Spinuzzi, Williamsburg, Colo., and Robert (Pam) Spinuzzi, Lake Placid, Fla.; a sister, Winona Jaber, Pueblo, Colo. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by daughter, Donna Spinuzzi, and her husband, George Oyster. Graveside services, Wednesday, 10 a.m., Imperial Cemetery. Please omit food and flowers.

Ozzello, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Ozzello - Pueblo Chieftain - October 16, 1998 - Mary Louise Ozzello, 86, of Pueblo, formerly of Trinidad, died Oct. 13, 1998. She was born Jan. 24, 1912, in Starkville, Colo., to Rocco and Margaret (Ferdinand) Sola. She married Angelo Ozzello on Aug. 18, 1938, in Trinidad. She was a resident of Trinidad most of her life but lived the last 15 years in Pueblo. She graduated from Trinidad High School, Trinidad State Junior College, and Colorado State Teachers College in Greeley. She taught grade school in the Kim Tobe area and in Starkville until her marriage to Angelo. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Ozzello Construction. She was a wonderful mother of two adopted daughters and she was a very active volunteer in Mount Carmel Catholic Church and school. She was preceded in death by her parents- her husband, and her brother, Pete. She is survived by daughters, Mary Margaret (Mike) Blasi, Pueblo, Patricia M. (Richard) Baca, Grand Junction- brother, Fred Sola, Trinidad- brother-in-law, Bob (Lucille) Ozzello, Trinidad- sister-in-law, Jewel Haswell, Denver- grandchildren, Michele R. (Matt) Mraovich III, Paul A. (Linda) Blasi, both of Pueblo, Ryan C. Baca, Bret S. Baca, both of Denver, John M. Blasi, Pueblo- great-grandchild, Matt Mraovich IV, Pueblo- numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, Floyd and Doris Park, Pueblo. Pallbearers were Paul A. Blasi, Ryan C. Baca, John M. Blasi, Bret S. Baca, Matt M. Mraovich and Robert Ozzello. Services were held Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Parish Knights of Columbus, Pueblo.

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