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Paradise, Anthony Donald
Mr. Anthony Donald Paradise - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2006 - Mr. Anthony Donald Paradise, age 74, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. following a long battle with Emphysema. Anthony was born Dec. 8, 1931 in Pueblo, Colo. He was the son of the late Percy and Rose Cardinale Paradise. Tony went from a successful career of teaching and coaching into hybrid seed sales, retiring from the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Corp. He won many awards for top sales as well as many wonderful trips abroad with his Wife: Joe Ann. Survivors include his Wife: Joe Ann Paradise of Dahlonega, Daughters: Shelly, Robyn, and Stacey, all of Dahlonega, Son: Ed Rhodes, of Pueblo, Colo., 8 Grandchildren, Brother and sister in law: Duane and Florence Paradise, 3 Nieces and their families, all residing in Fountain, Colorado. No services are planned. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements

Paradiso, Charlie
Charlie Paradiso – Albuquerque Journal – November 16, 2000 - Charlie Paradiso age 73, went to be with the Lord on November 12, 2000 in Trinidad, CO after a short illness. He was born to Antonio and Michilena Paradiso on January 6, 1927 in El Moro, Colorado. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and dear friend who will be missed by many. Preceding him in death are parents Antonio and Michilena Paradiso, son, Dominic Paradiso, brothers, Joe, Sam, Amelio, and Arkino Paradiso, sister, Annie P. Mattorano, niece, Loretta Hinchley, and brothers-in-law, Angelo and Jim Mattorano. He is survived by wife, Darlene Paradiso; the mother of his children, Frances L. Doak, children Jeanette Reed and husband, Tom of Moriarty, NM, Jim Paradiso and wife, Julia of Trinidad, CO, Danny Paradiso of Corrales, NM, Donald Paradiso and wife, Christine of Rio Rancho, NM, Tony Paradiso and wife, Patricia of Rio Rancho, NM, and Sabrina Hernandez and husband, Tito of Colorado Springs; also surviving are 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ellen P Mattorano, of Trinidad; brother, Chester Paradiso and wife, Rita, of Trinidad; sister, Lorraine Lucero and husband, Art of Trinidad; aunt Josie Trujillo of Trinidad; sisters-in-law, Rose and Frances Paradiso of Pueblo, CO; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. Services will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2000 at the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by a gathering at the Old Corrales Community Center from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary. 9420 4th ST. NW.

Paradiso, Chester A.
Chester A. Paradiso - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - November 17, 2003 - Chester A. Paradiso, age 80, went to be with the Lord on November 10, 2003. He was born on August 31, 1923 to Antonio and Michelina Paradiso in Trinidad. In1950, he was married to Rita R. Patrick in Raton, NM. Chester is a veteran of WWII who served in the U. S. Army in the European Theater. After his discharge in 1946, he worked in the Morley Mine and later in the Valdez Mine until 1954 when he started his own business, Paradiso Heating Service. He operated his business for 45 years, expanding it to include LP Gas and gutter installation. He enjoyed working for the people of Trinidad and the surrounding area. Chester was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #11. He was a former member of Lega Abruzzesse Italo Americana and Eagles #179. Chester was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Michelina Paradiso; brothers, Sam, Amelio, Joe, Arkino and Charlie Paradiso; sister, Annie Mattorano; mother and father-in-law, Rose and Tony Patrick; brothers-in-law, Charles Patrick, Angelo Mattorano and Jim Mattorano; sister-in-law, Josephine Paradiso; niece, Loretta Hinchley and nephews, Tony Paradiso, Dominic Paradiso and David Patrick. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rita of the family home; daughters, Victoria (Anthony) Shannon of Trinidad, Gaylene (David) Flannagan of Alaska, Bernadette (Jerry) Cecil of Parker, CO; sons, Anthony (Cathy) Paradiso of Parker, CO, Michael Paradiso of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters, Ellen P. Mattorano and Lorraine (Art) Lucero of Trinidad; sisters-in-law, Sister Rita Patrick of Cincinnati, OH, Irene Patrick and Joanne (Wayne) Graff of Trinidad, Judy Patrick of Newport Beach, CA, Rose Paradiso and Frances Paradiso both of Pueblo, Darlene Paradiso of Trinidad and brother-in-law, Bernard (Agnes) Patrick of Colorado Springs; aunt, Josie Trujillo of Trinidad; grandchildren, Sean(Lina) Flannagan, Patrick Flannagan, Kevin Flannagan, Joshua Shannon, Sabrina Paradiso, Nathan Paradiso, Stacey Cecil, Kelley Cecil; great grandchildren, Taylor Flannagan, Isaiah Flannagan, Micah Flannagan, Dakota Dilger, Liberty Dilger and numerous loving relatives and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Father Bob Hagan will be officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Peak, 160 East First Street, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family may be contacted at 1138 Nickerson, Trinidad, CO. The family of Chester A. Paradiso has entrusted arrangements to Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Pardee, Robert
Robert Pardee - Pueblo Chieftain - May 02, 1999 - Robert Pardee, 70, Passed away April 30, 1999, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Sterling.

Pardoe, Milli Young
Milli Young Pardoe - Cañon City Daily Record - September 1, 2005 - Milli Young (maiden name)Pardoe was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Coffeyville, Kan. She came to Colorado at the age of 4, living in Colorado Springs and Cañon City. She graduated from Cañon City High School in 1940. As a young woman she worked at Peterson Field as a supply clerk. She often spoke of this experience as one of the best times of her life. She met people from all over the world, including POW's. After World War II, Milli moved to Denver, where she worked for the Historical Society. She met Harry Pardoe in July 1948. They were married Jan. 1, 1949. They lived in Rye and Drake, Colo., where Harry worked for the Game and Fish Department of Colorado. In November of 1954, Harry was killed in a tractor accident. Milli moved with her two young daughters to Loveland. She worked as director of the House of Neighborly Service and for the city of Fort Collins. Milli moved to Denver in 1978 to be near her daughters. Her hobbies included gardening, with a passion for roses, reading, nature, watercolor painting, and an absolute love of cats. She was a devout Episcopalian, American and self-described Bronco-maniac! Milli loved to attend games, especially against Kansas City; she loved to see “Thunder” run after the touchdowns and felt proud they never lost when she was there. She attended many of her high school reunions, including her 60th and 63rd. Her favorite trip was taken with her 2-year-old grandson in 1990 to Hawaii, where she visited Pearl Harbor. She was proud of her grandchildren, Spencer and Chandler Anne Hill, Vanessa and Cole Bartholomew and children Ann Bartholomew and Robin Pardoe. Milli moved to Evergreen to live with Robin in 2003. She was delighted to view the wildlife in her back yard and the changing of seasons. In October 2004 she suffered a heart attack but lived at home until June 2005, when her health deteriorated. She then moved into Mapleton Care Center in Lakewood, where she received excellent care and attention until her death Aug. 25, 2005. She died peacefully with her family present, including her beloved cat “Muff,” by her side and the family dogs close by. She is survived by her daughter Ann Laurette Bartholomew, her son-in-law Marty Bartholomew, their children Vanessa and Cole of Aurora, Colo.; her daughter Robin Gayle Pardoe and her children Spencer and Chandler Anne Hill of Evergreen; former son-in-law Doug Hill of Highlands Ranch; stepdaughter Ellen Pardoe Hastings and her husband A. Duane Hastings of Morrison; and her companion of many years, Muff, her wonderful and loving cat. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Laurence's Episcopal Church, 26812 Barkley Road, Conifer. Those wishing to donate in memory of Milli may send contributions to The Heifer Project (www.heifer.org), The Evergreen Animal Protection League or St. Laurence's Episcopal Church.

Pardun, Horace Milton
Horace Milton Pardun - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 1986 - Horace Milton Pardun was born in Evanston, Ill., on May 1, 1909, and died at Pueblo Regent Retirement Residence on April 4, 1986. He received his bachelor's degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University and master's degree at the University of Minnesota. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from June of 1944 to January of 1946. He was employed as a social worker in Winfield, Kan.; director of the welfare department in Wichita, Kan.; dean of student services at Southern Colorado State College and retired in 1971 after 24 years of service with Pueblo Junior College and Southern Colorado State College. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, on July 20, 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jo Wallace, of Artesia, N.M.; sons, Robert Milton Pardun of Portland, Ore.; and James Richard Pardun of Sacramento, Calif.; his mother, Etta Mae Pardun of Lincoln, Neb.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Pueblo Regent, 100 San Carlos Drive. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the USC Foundation in memory of Horace M. Pardun.

Parga, Catherine B.
Catherine B. Parga - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2003 - Catherine B. Parga, 83, of Fort Collins, passed away June 12, 2003, at a local nursing home in Fort Collins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 25, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo., at the Tabor Lutheran Church, 102 E. Orman Ave., with the Rev. James Strader officiating. Catherine Binford Pickering was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Douglas, Wyo., to James and Suzie (Rockwell) Pickering. The family moved to Southern Colorado in 1933. She attended Ordway High School and graduated in 1936. In 1942, Catherine married Leslie J. Parga, of Pueblo, Colo. While raising their children in Pueblo, Catherine worked at Noble's Pharmacy in Pueblo. They were residents of Pueblo until her husband's passing in 1975. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Helen Penaluna. Catherine is survived by four daughters, Susan E. Parga, Mary C. (Don) Garcia, both of Fort Collins, Colo., C. Elaine Gumma, Lafayette, Colo., and Leslie A. (Dean) Swedbergh, of Longmont, Colo.; son, Dallas M. (Kathleen) Parga of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, John, Lori, Kyleigh, Aaron, Alyssa, Justin and Carly; one great-grandchild, Theo; two brothers, James A. Pickering of Pueblo and Charles Pickering of Gilbert, Ariz.; sister, Mary Jane Sublette of Kankakee, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Foothills Gateway, Inc. Retirement Program, 301 W. Skyway Drive, Fort Collins, CO, 80525.

Paripovich, Mildred
Mildred Paripovich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 08, 2001 - Mildred Paripovich, age 87, born Sept. 14, 1914, passed away Dec. 5, 2001. She is survived by three sisters, Betty Cutter, Georgiana (Charles) Waldman and Janice (Donald) Cesare; two brothers, Emil (Barbara) Paripovich and Peter (Lois) Paripovich; nephews, Michael and Stephen; and nieces, Marianna Cutter and Ann Cesare. Preceded in death by sister, Sophie Paripovich; and brother, Nick Paripovich. Parastasis with viewing, 6 p.m. Sunday, and funeral service, 9 a.m. Monday, both services at George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in her memory.

Paripovich, Sophie
Sophie Paripovich - Pueblo Chieftain - August 30, 2001 - Age 84, born Sept. 16, 1916, passed away Aug. 28, 2001. Survived by her sisters, Mildred Paripovich, Betty Cutter, Georgiana (Charles) Waldman, Janice (Donald) Cesare; brothers, Emil (Barbara) Paripovich and Peter (Lois) Paripovich; nephews and nieces, Michael, Stephen and Marianna Cutter and Ann Cesare. Preceded in death by her brother, Nick Paripovich. Private family viewing. Funeral service, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Parise, Josephine
Josephine Charter Parise - Pueblo Chieftain - January 03, 2003 - Josephine Charter Parise, 98, born Feb. 26, 1904, passed away Dec. 31, 2002. Preceded in death by her husband, Louis Parise, and 21 siblings. She is survived by nephews, Leslie (Martha) M. Keator and Robert (Jody) Charter; niece, Norma Lee Charter; and sister-in-law, Viola Keator. A private family service will be held. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers.

Park, Deborah K.
Deborah K. Park - Colorado Springs Gazette - November 16, 2006 - Deborah K. Park passed away in her home on November 11, 2006 in Colorado Springs. A resident of Colorado Springs since 1965, she was born in Concord, New Hampshire on September 11, 1944 to John and Virginia Drew, both deceased. She worked at a rehabilitation center and then joined the Peace Corps. On March 11, 1966 Deborah married Eugene Park in Pueblo, Colorado. After marriage, she spent years working in the journalism field, professional cake decorating, and taking care of her four daughters. Deborah leaves behind her beloved husband, Eugene and four daughters: Ilene, Shelly Beth, and Kathy and seven grandchildren. Debbie was a wonderful mother who loved sewing, baking, Denver Broncos and NASCAR racing. We love you Mom and Grandma. You will be dearly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 18 at St. Raphael Episcopal Church, 802 Leta Drive, Security, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to St. Raphael's Episcopal Church. Contact St. Raphael's for details (392-3563).

Park, Elton C.
Elton C. Parks - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - May 26, 1919 - Confession of Boskos - Younger of Two Brothers Gives Graphic Description of Killing of Parks and Hunter Near Pueblo - Robbery Their Motive - Cold Blooded Crime - Colorado Springs, May 21 - George Bosko, 24, made a complete confession, the police announced tonight of the shooting and killing of Wm. T. Hunter and E. C. Parks, on the Rye road near Pueblo on the afternoon of April 11, at the El Paso county jail tonight at 8 o'clock. Thomas Bosko, 17, confessed that he accompanied his brother at the time of the killing and that he assisted him in the crime. The men were brot here from Kenilworth, Utah, by Sheriff Sam Thomas and Undersheriff W. S. Slagle of Pueblo County, and are being held in the local jail for safe keeping. The older Bosko, who is of Slav descent, said that he committed the double murder in an effort to obtain funds in order that he might take up a check of $200 which he had forged upon his father. Bosko was to have a half interest in a garage at Lafayette, Colo. His brother-in-law, S. H. McFadden, was to be his partner and it was in paying for his share of the business that he drew the bogus check. He relinquished his interest in the garage to his father and, with his younger brother, he started in search of money. The pair arrived in Pueblo on the afternoon of Thursday, April 10. It was on Friday morning that they left the city, obtaining a ride with Mrs. George Little in her car. When she dropped them they succeeded in getting another ride which carried them to the Hatchett ranch where they asked for work. Their request being denied, they proceeded to the brow of the next hill where they encountered Hunter and Parks. They were taken into the Parks car and while riding in the back seat, they overheard Hunter speak of $3,000 which he had on his person. The plan was immediately formed to kill the men, rob their bodies and to take the car to make an escape to Utah. As they approached a bridge on the Rye road about eighteen miles out of Pueblo, George Bosko drew a gun and shot Parks dead. He then turned the gun on Hunter, firing once. The pair dragged Parks from the car to the edge of the bridge and rolled him over into the arroyo below. Hunter had managed to leave the car and advanced to the bridge. Bosko fired a second shot which passed thru Hunter's chest, killing him. As his victim staggered against the bridge railing Bosko kicked his feet from beneath him and he slipped into the gully below. William Reed and Jack Parker, who approached along the road in a car at that moment, witnessed the third (second?) shot and the killing of Hunter. At the point of a gun the two witnesses were forced to turn about and leave the scene. The Boskos took a Colorado and Southern train to Lafayette at 2:35 o'clock the next morning and from there they went to Kenilworth, Utah, on April 17. The first information as to the men's whereabouts, was discovered by Sheriff John H. Weir of this county. For three days the Pueblo officers and Sheriff Weir followed a trail in the northern part of the state and, obtaining definite information, Sheriff Thomas ordered Sheriff T. F. Kelter of Price, Utah, to arrest the suspects. Fort Collins Courier - June 2, 1920 - Condemned Murderer To Get Sanity Hearing - By United Press. Denver, June 2. - Acting Governor Stephen today appointed a lunacy commission, headed by Dr. Hubert Work of Pueblo, to pass upon the mental condition of George Bosko, who was sentenced to hang during the week of June 21 for the murder of E. C. Parks and William Hunter on the Rye road south of Pueblo, April 11, 1919. George Bosko, age 28, was convicted of the double murder and sentenced to die while his brother, Tom Bosko, age 18, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the crime. The double murder stirred all Colorado at the time it occurred. The two brothers had asked Parks and Hunter for a ride in their automobile and afterwards killed the two men. It is possible that as a result of the appointment of the sanity commission, George Bosko may escape the hangman's noose, but will spend the rest of his natural life in the state insane asylum. Fort Collins Courier - December 11, 1920 - Confessed Murderer is Hung at State Penitentiary Friday Night at 9:08 O'Clock; Death Penalty is Paid For Murder of "Good Samaritan" Autoists on Pueblo Highway - Pueblo, Dec. 10 - George T. Bosko, confessed murderer of E. C. Parks and Will Hunter of Pueblo, was executed in the state penitentiary at 9:08 tonight according to advices received here from Canon City. Prison officials refused to give out any of the details of the execution only that the prison chaplain was present. It is reported by friends of Bosko's mother that she has suffered a collapse and is not expected to live through the night. The following is the history of the crime for which he paid the death penalty tonight: George T. Bosko, 25 years old, and his brother, Thomas Bosko, 18, left Pueblo on April 10, 1919, without funds and looking for employment on ranches in that vicinity. On April 11, near Rye, Colo., while walking along the road, they encountered an automobile driven by Elton C. Parks, in which William T. Hunter was a passenger. Parks permitted the two pedestrians to ride in the car. The two men occupied the rear seat. Eighteen miles from Pueblo, according to his own confession, George Bosko drew a revolver and shot and killed Parks and Hunter. The brothers escaped to Utah, where they were arrested on May 16 at Kenilworth, after a chase of three days in the hills. George Bosko, soon after his arrest, confessed to the double murder, declaring he committed the crime to secure funds. The younger Bosko also confessed to his part in the killing. On June 19, 1919, a jury in Pueblo sentenced George Bosko to hang and Thomas Bosko to life imprisonment. Several reprieves were granted by the lieutenant governor, the last reprieve expiring on December 2, when acting Governor George Stephen announced he would grant no further extension of time.

Park, Eva Jean
Eva Jean Park - Pueblo Chieftain - May 26, 2003 - Eva Jean Park, 70, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed from the loving arms of her family into the loving arms of her Lord on May 24, 2003. Jean (nee Shackelford) was a lifelong Puebloan and graduated from Central High in 1952. She was a beautiful person who spent her life taking care of others. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, nephew, and baby son, Terry. She leaves to cherish her precious memory her husband, Robert; children, Tracy Park, Dale (Katherine) Park, Douglas (Kelly) Park, Cathy (Robert) Hemsath, and William (June) Lowe; grandchildren, Josh, Robert, Laura, Kayla, Kirstie, and Robyn; brother, Clifford Shackelford; sister, Pearl Shackelford; cousin, Lula Phillipp; special friend, Eileen Nogare; numerous nephews and nieces; and her little Snowy; who all love her more than words can express. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday. May 29, 2003, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Mark Apodaca officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Park, Nina
Nina Park - Pueblo Chieftain - November 04, 1999 - Nina Park, 64, entered into rest Nov. 1, 1999, at El Camino Hospital. Beloved wife of Doug Park of Cupertino, Calif. Mother of Kevin and Donavon Park and Renee McAllister. Sister of Glenn Kittinger and his wife, Betty. Loving grandmother of Jennifer, Carrie, Charise, Danielle, Christina, Chelsea, Christopher and Jonathan. A native of Pueblo. Before retirement, she worked as an auditing accountant at Lockheed. She enjoyed traveling and adored her grandchildren and family. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 19624 Homestead Road, Cupertino, Calif. Donations can be made to Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in her name.

Park, Robert Griffith
Robert Griffith "Parksie" Park - Pueblo Chieftain - February 02, 2004 - Robert Griffith "Parksie" Park, 73, was called home on Jan. 30, 2004. Heaven must have needed a special electrician to keep the stars lit. Bob was a lifelong Puebloan, a U.S. Navy Veteran, a 50-year member of IBEW Local 12 and a life member of B.P.O. Elks No. 90. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eva Jean; parents, sister, special brothers and sister-in-law; and his baby son, Terry. He leaves behind a loving family: children, Tracy Park, Dale (Katherine) Park, Douglas (Kelly) Park, Cathy (Robert) Hemsath and William (June) Lowe; grandchildren, Josh, Robert, Laura, Kayla, Kirstie and Robyn. Robert was a true family man who dedicated his life to helping others. At one point, he provided for his beautiful wife, four children, his parents and mother-in-law, building an addition to his house to care for them all. Bob and Jean had a special home that knew no strangers and they extended their loving arms to everyone they met. Mom left us in May and Dad, broken-hearted, joined her. We can never express how loved and special they were and the legacy they left behind. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Mark Apodaca officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Amazing Grace Fellowship Church through the funeral home.

Parke, W. H.
W. H. Parke - Huerfano World - February 6, 2003 - This Week in La Veta History - 1917: W.H. Parke, 63, was found dead of alcoholism in his blacksmith shop.

Parker, Bradley L.
Bradley L. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 13, 1999 - Bradley L. Parker was born March 12, 1957, and passed away March 11, 1999. Survived by his children, Daniel and Nicole Parker- parents, Paul and Rayetta Jean Parker- brothers, Bruce Parker, Arizona, and Brett Parker, Florida- and former wife, Karen Parker. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. He is predeceased by brother, Brian Parker. Bradley enjoyed spending time with his children, listening to music, working on cars and watching sports, especially the Broncos. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, Monday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in his memory.

Parker, Carrie J.
Carrie J. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 6, 1984 - Carrie J. Parker, late of 2515 Pitman, died Monday, June 4, 1984, at a local hospital. Survived by children, Lester (Ida) Parker, Wilbur (Birdie) Parker, Pueblo; Harold (Lou) Parker, Lamar; Ronald (Bonnie) Parker, Shirley (John) Huff, Pueblo, and Dale (Shirley) Parker, Kanoke, Hawaii. Also survived by 32 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Peggy Harrison, Camp Verde, Ariz. Born April 14, 1911, in Forrest, Okla.: a Pueblo resident since 1942. Retired in 1961. Preceded in death by two grandchildren, Davis-Wallin Crematorium. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Friday, June 8, Davis-Wallin Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Arthur W. Miller officiating. Friends are welcome to join the family at the home of Ronald and Bonnie at 2003 Overton after the service.

Parker, Carson
Carson Parker – San Luis Valley Courier – January 15, 1890 – Carson Parker, a writer on the Pueblo Press died in a saloon in that city a few days ago.  He was at one time a prominent Methodist minister but whisky has been his ruin.

Parker, Charles Walter
Charles Walter Parker – Pueblo Chieftain – August 11, 2006 - Charles Walter Parker, 78, born Sept. 10, 1927, Pueblo, passed away peacefully August 10. Survived by his wife Ines "Sandy" Parker, son, Neal Parker, stepson, Troy Smith, Pueblo. Grandchildren, Lisa (Craig) Weikum, Todd (Carey) Parker, 4 great grandchildren, Denver. Memorial Service Saturday, August 12, 1:30 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 66 Blackburn Lane. Belmont.

Parker, Charlieann
Charlieann Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 2004 Charlieann Parker, 18, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 24, 2004. Preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Helen Parker; step-grandfather, Frank W. Rose; grandfather, Ray Duran; and great-grandparents, Ross and Bonnie Kemp. Survived by her mother, Sue Larsen; father, Chuck Parker of St. Louis, Mo.; grandmother, Loraine Rose; sister, Megan (Richard) Pratt; nephews, Colton and Logan Pratt; uncles and aunts, Steve (Bonnie) Duran, Patrick (Kim) Rose, Michael Rose and Mark Sherard; cousins, Stevie Joe, Emily Rose, Samuel Ian, Sean Ellory and Todd; special friend, Blane Lujan. Charlieann was a graduate of Centennial High School, Class of 2004. She was a member of F. B. L. A., the German Club and enjoyed playing alto saxophone. She will be remembered as a joyful spirit that always had a smile and enjoyed making people laugh. She always lived life to the fullest. She was a loving daughter who always enjoyed her many friends and family. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation to follow.

Parker, Daniel Tilertson
Daniel Tilertson Parker - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - September 3, 1868 – Fatal Accident - Mr. Daniel Tilertson Parker, of Canon City, met his death in a shocking manner on the 23d inst.  He was on his way to the South Park with a loaded ox-team, and while going up a hill near the 39-mile station attempted to jump off the wagon when his clothing caught on the wagon and he was thrown under the wheels; both wheels passing over him and injuring him so that he died the next day.  His body was brought back to Canon and buried by the Lodge of Good Templars of which he was a member; and the following resolutions were adopted by the Lodge, and transmitted to the Colorado Chieftain for publication: Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty and disposer of all things to remove from our midst Brother Daniel Tilertson Parker, whose memory we mourn, and whose loss we deplore; therefore, Resolved, Anticipating our own approaching fate, it becomes the duty of every member to accept this dispensation of Providence, with submission, and in the future to be more strongly cemented in the ties of union and friendship, that during the short space of time allotted to our present existence, we may more wisely and usefully employ our time, and in the reciprocal intercourse of friendly nets, mutually promote the happiness and welfare of each other. Resolved, That we hereby tender to the mother of our deceased brother, our sincere and affectionate sympathies in her bereavement. Resolved, That a copy be sent to the mother of our deceased brother, and another sent to the Colorado Chieftain, with a request to publish the same. T.M. Richardson, W.C.T. James S. Barton, W.R.S.

Parker, Dwaine Lyle
Dwaine "Dewey" Lyle Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - January 12, 2000 - Dwaine "Dewey" Lyle Parker, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, passed away Jan. 5, 2000. Dwaine was born Aug. 28, 1923, in Green Forest, Ark., to Ivan Ramsey Parker and Mattie Lee Robinette and raised by his mother and stepfather, Loy Ashley. Dwaine had one sister, Betty Hogan of Loveland, Colo., and one brother, Wilbur Ashley of Pueblo. Dwaine graduated from Central High School in Pueblo in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic in the European Theater during World War II. He earned the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster. Dwaine met and married his wife of 52 years, Mary Fox Parker, in Pueblo. Dwaine and Mary lived in many cities in their life together, including Billings, Mont.; Boise, Idaho; Westminster, Colo.; Modesto, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah. Since November of 1998 he and his wife had been living in Conroe, Texas, after residing in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the past 32 years. Dwaine retired in 1985 after a long career as a salesman in the food service industry. He was employed by Armour Star Co., J. Hungerford Smith, Clorox Co. and Richardson and Holland. Dwaine was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Fox Parker; his father, Ivan Ramsey Parker; his mother, Mattie Lee Ashley; his stepfather, Loy Ashley; two grandchildren, Kristina Dee Lister and Eric Swanson; and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Douglas Lyle Parker and his wife, Lana Kay Parker of Phoenix, Ariz., Gregory L. Parker and his wife, Nancy H. Parker of The Woodlands, Texas, and Kim Renee Lister and her husband, Mark N. Lister of Rigby, Idaho; his grandchildren, Matthew N. Lister, Katie Nickerson, Gregory L. Parker II, Tori Kirby, Troy Thomas, Shannon Parker, Travis Thomas and Gina Slesser; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Hogan of Loveland, Colo.; and his brother, Wilbur Ashley and his wife, Daisy of Pueblo. His funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Humble, Texas. At some time in the future his ashes, along with those of his wife, Mary, will be interred in the Fox Family Plot in Evans Cemetery in Evans, Colo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 26460, Austin, Texas, 78755-0460 or the Boise Masonic Lodge No. 2, AF&AM, P.O. Box 123, Boise, Idaho, 83701.

Parker, Evelyn M.
Evelyn M. Schaffer Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 18, 2006 - Evelyn M. Schaffer Parker, 95, passed away June 16, 2006. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Reinhold Schaffer, and her second husband, Robert Parker; by her parents, August and Anna Kubis; by her daughter, Georgia Stanton, and by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Survived by her children Richard M. (Janet) Schaffer, Pueblo and Carolyn (C.V.) James of Colorado Springs, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Evelyn was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Roselawn Cemetery.

Parker, Gerald T.
Gerald T. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 20, 1997 - Gerald T. Parker, 62, passed away July 5, 1997, in Florence, Ky. Preceded in death by his father, George T. Parker. Gerald was born in Pueblo County Nov. 11, 1934, and recently retired after a long career in sales and marketing. Survived by his wife, Dorothy, Florence, Ky.- mother, Jessie Parker, Pueblo- sons, Kael (Kristiana) Parker, Hamburg, Germany, Scot (Cheri) Parker, Colorado Springs- daughters, Patti Jo (Dan) Jones, Conifer, Lorinda (Bob) Schied, Beulah- brother, Bill (Helen) Parker, Pueblo- sisters, Phyliss (Bill) McMeekan, Maumee, Ohio, Mary (Ray) Quintana, Pueblo- stepson, Chuck (Dee) Ritter, Bellevue, Ky.- stepdaughter, Teri Ritter, Los Angeles- seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held in Florence, Ky.

Parker, Gurney D.
Gurney D. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1955 - Gurney D. Parker Dies at Hospital - Gurney D. Parker, of 3 Kiowa Lane, died Sunday at a local hospital. Born in Missouri in 1892 and one of 10 children, he came to Pueblo in 1928. Since 1942, Mr. Parker has been a guard at the Pueblo plant of Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp., and was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rosa E. Parker; a son, Paul, and daughter Mrs. Gladys Deason, all of Pueblo. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Callie Hemplull [Hemphill], of Missouri, and Mrs. Julia Kennedy, of Oklahoma; three brothers, Ollie Parker, of Missouri, Walter P. Parker, of Ohio, and William Parker of Missouri, and six grandchildren. Services will be held at the Rouch Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at Roselawn.

Parker, Hearn W.
Hearn W. Parker - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 31, 2009 - Hearn W. Parker passed away March 27, 2009 at the age of 97. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on January 8, 1912. During the depression, he worked as a lineman for the Pueblo Power Co. in Pueblo, Colorado. In 1944 he and his wife Marion and son and daughter moved to Brownsville, Texas where he was a citrus and cotton farmer for 13 years. In 1957, he and Marion moved to Colorado Springs where he worked as an electrician for many years for Berwick Electric Company. After retirement he grew and sold tomato plants from his garage and later shared a greenhouse with Julie Hines, his business partner and good friend. He also began painting beautiful landscapes of Colorado and won several awards while a member of the Colorado Art Guild, where he served for a term as president. He was also quite active in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union; Local 113. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion and later his wife, Hilda. He is survived by his son, Ronald H. Parker and his wife, Beth; his daughter, Charlotte L. Firestone and her husband Ken; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 3 nieces. The family thanks the loving and giving services of the staff and caregivers at Sunrise Assisted Living of Colorado Springs. Also, his family expresses their gratitude to Odyssey Hospice for their compassionate care and also his physicians Dr. Susan McMaster and Dr. Jamison Kennedy. Services will be held at Memorial Gardens, Wednesday April 1 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Odyssey Hospice, 5526 N. Academy Blvd. Ste 108, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 or to your favorite charity.

Parker, Janie L.
Janie L. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 06, 1999 - Janie L. Parker, 89, of Holly, died Feb. 4, 1999. Graveside funeral services and burial, 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at the Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. today at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Holly First Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly Cemetery Improvement Fund.

Parker, Jeffrey Lynn
Jeffrey Lynn Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2004 - Jeffrey Lynn Parker , 45, passed away April 9, 2004 while working in Iraq. Jeff is survived by his family in Pueblo, including his beloved son, Billy Joseph Parker, grandson, Josiah Geoffrey (Felicia Salazar) Parker, ex-wife, Laura LeRoux-Chrismon, in laws; Priscilla LeRoux, Louis and Sharon LeRoux, Jerry and Agnes Monteith, Lorraine Dykstra, Harold and Cricket Monteith, Carroll LeRoux, Tina Reed, nieces and nephews, Jimmy (Jeannie) LeRoux, Paul, (Amy) LeRoux, Susan (George) Nawelli, Joseph (Jodi Steves) Monteith, Jackie, Kelly and JJ Monteith, Tiffany and Brandon Dykstra and Logan LeRoux. Preceded in death by Josephita and Louis LeRoux and Clifford Dykstra. Jeff lived in Pueblo for 6 years and worked for Steins. He then made his residence in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Jeff was working for Halliburton in Iraq when his convoy was ambushed on April 9, 2004. Jeff lost his life serving his country and will be remembered as a hero. He loved his family very much and will be sadly missed. Memorial Service May 1, 2004, 4:00 p.m. at Agape Fellowship, 630 Broadway. Family can be reached at 1025 Cypress.

Parker, Jessie U.
Jessie U. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 30, 2000 - Jessie U. Parker born Oct. 31, 1912, in Hinton Okla., to John Thomas and Martha Eller Hodges, departed this life to be with our Lord and Savior on July 28, 2000 after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her husband George T. Parker; son Gerald T. Parker; grandson Keith D. Parker; son-in-law William H. McMeekan; sisters, Ruth Bailey, Ida Henry, Lee Lotspeich and Wava Rasmussen; and brother, Earl Hodges. Survived by children, Phyllis McMeekan, Maumee, Ohio, William (Helen) Parker and Mary (Ray) Quintana, both of Pueblo; and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Parker, Florence, Ky. Also survived by brother, Roy E. Hodges of Pueblo; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many dear and special friends. Jessie was a kind and gentle spirit, a true caregiver who adored her family. She was a talented pianist, playing piano and organ for her church in years past. She enjoyed travel and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Her hobbies included flower gardening, sewing, needlepoint and watching sports on television. Jessie was a longtime member of the Howdy Neighbor Club. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, to be held at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. 7th St. with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating. Reception to follow at the church. At Jessie's request, cremation will take place. Private inurnment will take place at a later time at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, in Jessie's name. Family may be contacted at 16 Redondo Lane, home of Bill and Helen Parker, or 1603 Iroquois Road, home of Ray and Mary Quintana.

Parker, Lester E.
Lester E. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 2002 - Lester E. Parker, born Oct. 8, 1928, passed away Aug. 20, 2002. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Wray and Carrie; and brother, Ronald. Survived by his loving wife, Ida Parker; sons, Richard (Lorraine) and Edward; daughters, Cheryl (Bob) Martin, Deborah and Vicky (Butch) Adams; grandchildren, Nathan, Kyle, Keith, Kristi (Justin), Michael (Kassie), Brandy, Jason, Brittany, Desireah, Brandon and Shelby; great-grandchildren, Riley James and Coby Jay; brothers and sister, Wilber (Birdie), Shirley (John) Huff, Harrold (Lou), Dale; and sister-in-law, Bonnie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Parker, Lew F.
Lew F. Parker – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – October 25, 1877 – Lew F. Parker, an extra freight conductor on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, was fatally injured at Peabody, Kansas on Thursday last. While engaged in coupling cars he was run over, both of his legs cut off and was in other ways injured. He was placed on the train to be taken to Newton, where his sister resides, but the unfortunate man died on the way.

Parker, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 02, 2003 - Margaret E. Parker, 79, passed away July 1, 2003. She is survived by her four children, Bonnie Owens, Donna Brizendine, Fred Parker, Etta Parker; grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and three sisters. Also survived by her good friend of 10 years, Milton Treger. Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel.

Parker, Mary Fox
Mary Fox Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 1999 - Mary Fox Parker, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Sept. 14, 1999. Mary was born May 14, 1922, in Evans, Colo., to William Abraham Fox and Pauline Meier Fox. She had four sisters, Maude (Grace) Fox, San Francisco, Calif., Elsie Watts, Pueblo, Minnie Koele, Fruita, and Flora Emma Fox, location unknown. Mary met and married her husband of 52 years, Dwaine Lyle Parker, in Pueblo. Mary and Dwaine lived in many places in their lives together including Billings, Mont., Boise, Idaho, Westminster, Colo., Modesto, Calif., and Salt Lake City, Utah. Since November of 1998, she and Dwaine have been living in Conroe, Texas, after residing in Salt Lake City for the past 32 years. Mary retired from Sperry-Univac in 1986, where she was an administrative aide. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Grace Fox and Elsie Watts; two grandchildren, Kristina Dee Lister, and Eric Swanson; and two great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Dwaine Lyle Parker of Conroe, Texas; her children, Douglas Lyle Parker and his wife, Lana Kay Parker of Phoenix, Ariz., Gregory Lyle Parker and his wife, Nancy H. Parker of the Woodlands, Texas, Kim Renee Lister and her husband, Mark N. Lister of Rigby, Idaho; her grandchildren, Matthew N. Lister, Katie Nickerson, Gregory L. Parker II, Tori Kirby, Troy Thomas, Shannon Parker, Travis Thomas, and Gina Slesser; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Minnie Koele of Fruita. Mary was an intelligent, caring and thoughtful woman who always made sure everyone else was taken care of. She will be greatly missed and her influence will be eternal. Her funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, in Humble, Texas. At some time in the future her ashes will be interred in the family plot in Evans Cemetery in Evans, Colo.

Parker, Mary O.
Mary O. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2005 - Mary O. Parker, 22. Cremation.

Parker, Mildred Craig
Mildred Craig Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 03, 1986 - Mildred Craig Parker passed away May 1, 1986. She was born March 19, 1909, in Clairsville, Ohio, to Iona and Eli Watkins. She married Charles Stanley Parker, June 1, 1929, in Alamosa, and moved to Pueblo in 1947. She is survived by two daughters, Joan Sexton, Pueblo; and Janet Burns, Castle Rock; one sister, Betty Brown of Green Valley, Ariz.; and will be sadly missed by eight grandchildren, Paula, Mike, Kathy, Kent, Scott, Daniel, Susan and David. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Services will be held at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 10 a.m. Monday with Sister Bona Mueller, Pastoral Care Unit, Sisters of Charity, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, assisted by Sister Mary Bauer. The service will conclude at the chapel. Donations may be made to Shriner's Handicapped Children's Fund or the Acute Neurological Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, through the funeral home office. The family may be contacted at 2720 Fifth Ave.

Parker, Patrick
Patrick Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 2004 - Patrick Parker, 35, born Feb. 20, 1969 passed away June 18, 2004. Survived by children Alicia, Alayna and Patrick Jr., mother Esther, siblings Bob, Isaac and Lora, special friends Gerald and Pastor Roman. Service Wed. 23, 4pm at The Lords Vineyard Fellowship, 1517 Moore Avenue.

Parker, Robert H.
Robert H. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1982 - Robert H. Parker, passed away March 16, 1982, at a local hospital. Mr. Parker was born in Atlanta, Kan., July 13, 1907, and is survived by widow, Evelyn Parker, of the family home; sister, Anna Morgan, Kansas; children, Margie Downing, Clara Medina; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; stepfather of Georgia ( William) Stanton, Colorado Springs, Dick (Janet) Schaffer, Pueblo, Carolyn (C.V.) James, Colorado Springs; Step-grandfather of seven; and step-great-grandfather of two; many nieces and nephews also survive. Private graveside service Thursday, March 18, 1982. Roselawn Cemetery. Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 1982 - Robert H. Parker, March 16. Survived by wife, Evelyn Parker, sister, two daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. T.G. McCarthy.

Parker, Ronald D.
Ronald D. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 27, 1995 - Ronald D. Parker, 59, departed this life unexpectedly to be with our Lord on May 24, 1995. He was born May 16, 1936, in Enid, Okla. As a small child his family relocated to Pueblo. He attended Central High School and Pueblo Junior College. Shortly thereafter he served his country in the Korean War. On June 17, 1956, he was joined in marriage with Bonnie Lee Erdmann. He was employed as a millwright for 30 years at the CF&I. After retirement he was able to pursue his love of travel. He also devoted the majority of his time helping others. This he did at the expense of his own needs. Preceded in death by his parents, Wray and Carrie Parker. Survived by his wife of 39 years, and six children, Rhonda (Kevin) Johnson, Pueblo, RaeAnn (Allan) Schritter, Ronald (Carol) Parker Jr., both of Richland, Wash., Rochele Parker, Issaquah, Wash., Robert (Janice) Parker, Pueblo, and Renea Parker of Richland, Wash., and eight grandchildren. Also survived by his brothers and sisters, Lester (Ida) Parker, Wilbur (Birdie) Parker, both of Pueblo, Harold (Lou) Parker, Lamar, Shirley (John) Huff, Pueblo, Dale Parker, Maryville, Wash., and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition, he is survived by his parents-in-law, Bob and Hazel Erdmann of Richland, Wash. He was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church, VFW Post No. 5812, and the United Steelworkers Union No. 2102. The service will be held at 12 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Yeager officiating. Flag folding and presentation will be made by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Cremation will follow at the Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. The Parker family would like to thank all those who have been so kind and generous during this difficult time. Ron will be sadly missed. Those who desire may make memorials to the Tabor Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. The family will receive friends at 2003 Overton Road immediately following the service.

Parker, Rosa E.
Rosa E. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - April 18, 1984 - Rosa E. Parker, Pueblo resident since 1928, late of 434 Alma, passed away April 16, 1984. Mrs. Parker was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Paul (Jean) Parker, Pueblo; a daughter, Gladys (Milt) Deason, Gilbert, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Bertha Miller, Clinton, Mo., and Lovina Bailey, Kansas City, Kan.; a brother George Hanning, Clinton, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gurney D. Parker in 1955. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. Christine R. Monro, Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family may be contacted at 101 Carrillon.

Parker, Ruby H.
Mrs. Ruby H. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 1966 - Mrs. Ruby H. Parker of 1817 E. Fifth, passed away in a local hospital Saturday morning. She was the wife of Robert H. Parker of the family home and mother of Mrs. Clara Riepenkroger of Pueblo. She was the daughter of Mrs. Jenney Giggi, Salt Lake City and sister of Mrs. Clara Belle Kasimatis, Pueblo; Mrs. Harold Morris and Mrs. Jess Mandas, both of Myrtle Creek, Ore.; Mrs. Vern Draper, Salt Lake City; John Saris, Murray, Utah; Mrs. Steve Kappas, Mapleton, Utah; Emmett Clark, Roosevelt, Utah, and Howard Clark, Monticello, Utah. She also had two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Parker was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had been a resident of Pueblo for 26 years. Funeral arrangements will be made later. Pueblo Chieftain - July 26, 1966 - Mrs. Ruby H. Parker. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Valhalla's Garden Chapel, conducted by Bishop Norris D. Anderson. Interment will follow in Pueblo Memorial Gardens.

Parker, Sheryn Jeanne
Sheryn Jeanne (Merrill) Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2001 - Passed away in the early morning of Jan. 29, 2001 at the age of 52, as result of pneumonia, at Capital Medical Center in Olympia Washington. She is survived by her brother Dave Merrill, Pueblo, son Billy Parker, daughter Heather Parker, Ohio, mother Arlene Limbocker, Alhambra, CA, sisters Lori Barbee, Huntington Beach, CA, Carol Snyder, San Jose, CA, Linda (Merrill) Humphry, Capistrano Beach, CA. Condolences may be sent to 107 W. 6th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. These will be forwarded to her family. Cremation will take place in Washington, and any memorial services will be held in Southern California.

Parker, Stacey L.
Stacey L. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 16, 1944 - Stacey L. Parker, at St. Louis, Mo. Husband of Mrs. Josephine Parker of the family home, 322 South Glendale. Son of Mrs. Ella Sanders of Pueblo and Mr. Joseph Parker, Vanita, Okla. Brother of William Parker and Mrs. Viola Bowers, both of Vanita, Okla.; Cecil Parker, Pueblo. Father of Edora Parker, Oregon. Body will arrive Pueblo Wednesday. Services our chapel 3:30 o'clock Thursday with Rev. Perry W. Swan officiating and interment in Mountain View cemetery. Davis Mortuary. Pueblo Chieftain - February 17, 1944 - Stacey L. Parker Rites Saturday - Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Davis mortuary for Stacey L. Parker who died Monday in At. Louis, Mo. Interment will be made in Mountain View cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Josephine Parker; daughter Edora Parker, Roseburg, Ore.; father Joseph B. Parker, Vinita, Okla.; mother, Mrs. John W. Sanders, Pueblo; brothers, Cecil A. Parker of Pueblo and William Parker of Vinita, and sister Mrs. Violet Bowers, Vinita. A veteran of the present was, Mr. Parker was the stepfather of Mrs. J. A. Morris, Pueblo; Vernon Brown, who is at Farragut, Ida., in the Navy; J.C. Brown Jr., Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Erma Egbert, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Joe Vitale, Oakland, Calif.

Parker, Unknown
Unknown Parker - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - July 2, 1868 - John Locke, who keeps the U. S. Stage Co.'s Ranch at Big Timber, on the Hays City and Santa Fe route, shot and killed a man named Parker on the night of the 19th, having mistaken him for an unfriendly Indian.

Parker, William
William Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 2004 - William Parker, 63, of Pueblo, passed away, Sunday, March 7, 2004. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen; and stepchildren, Shirley Rodriguez and Daniel Gomez. Survived by his loving wife, Lavie Gomez-Parker; aunt, Marie Bowman of Indiana; stepchildren, Eleanor (Bill) Kelso, Lucy (Sal) Trujillo and Beatrice Gomez; stepgrandchildren, Shelly (Phillip) Vigil, Maureen Trujillo, Suzanne Trujillo, Paula DeHerrera, Andrea (Oscar) Alcala, Jake Rodriguez, Raymond Rodriguez, Daniel Gomez, David Gomez, Steven Gomez and Charles Gomez; numerous great-grandchildren; and childhood friend, Joe Joe. William will be missed by his extended church family, Full Gospel Christian Assembly, for whom he so cared. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 2004, Full Gospel Christian Assembly, with special services by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Parker, William L.
William L. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - June 11, 1987 - William L. Parker of Littleton, formerly of Lamar and Pueblo, June 9, 1987. Husband of Mona M. Parker. Father of Eldon (Mary) Parker. Grandfather of Clifton (Lorie) Parker, Joetta (Bob) Bailey, Julie (Paul) Pettit, Mary Ann Parker and Sandra (Pat) Boyle. Survived also by nine great-grandchildren and four sisters. Mr. Parker was a retired carpenter and member of Lamar Aerie No. 1408 F.O.E. and Lamar Lodge I.O.O.F. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar.

Parker, Wray W.
Wray W. Parker - Pueblo Chieftain - May 21, 1994 - Wray W. Parker, 87, Enid Okla., formerly of Pueblo, May 19. Survived by wife, Clara; sons, Lester, Wilber, Ronald of Pueblo, Harold of Lamar, and Dale of Marysville, Wash.; daughter, Shirley Huff, Pueblo. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home, Enid, Okla.

Parkhill, Cora E.
Cora E. Parkhill – Pueblo Chieftain – September 11, 2006 - Cora E. Parkhill, our loving aunt and grandmother, died at Minnequa Medicenter, Sept. 9, 2006, at the age of 99. She was born on Nov. 26, 1906, in Atwood, Kans. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas G. and Albertina Bearley Packard; her husband, Lloyd Parkhill; and her sister, Retta Ann Hosfield. Survived by her sister, Etta May Mullen, Pueblo; niece, Charlene Surwill, Billings, Mont.; nephews, William (Darlene) Mullen, Colorado City, Colo., Norman Hosfield, San Diego, Calif., and Jay Hosfield of Lemon Grove, Calif. She also is survived by her step-grandchildren, Debra Jo, Brian, Jennifer Lynn and Andrea Jean; great-grandson, Jeremy; as well as numerous great nieces and nephews. Cora's family homesteaded to Cope, Colo., in 1914, arriving in a covered wagon from Kansas. Cora graduated from Brush High School in 1924 and attended the American Business College and the University of Northern Colorado. She taught two years at the American Business College and worked at the Pueblo Clinic for 19 years before moving to Denver, where she worked as a medical secretary until retiring in 1975. After the death of her first husband, she married Lloyd Parkhill and lived in Brush, Colo., until 1992, when she returned to Pueblo. She was a member of Vineland United Methodist Church. Though she had no children of her own, every child became hers. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, followed by a graveside service, 2:30 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to either the Vineland United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

Parkhurst, Norma Jean
Norma Jean Parkhurst - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 2005 - Norma Jean Parkhurst, 64, passed away Nov. 10, 2005. She was born June 12, 1941, in Mesita, Colo., to Woodrow Ford and Elsa Luster Ford who preceded her in death along with daughter, Janelle White. She is survived by her loving husband, Dean Parkhurst; children, Marty (Nanci) Parkhurst, Donna (Marty) Gray; nine grandchildren; three siblings; and numerous loving nieces, aunts, uncles and nephews. Norma was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and cheerfully served in many positions. We will all remember her determination to do things, she never complained even with her physical challenges. Norma will be missed by all her friends and neighbors. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints on Surfwood. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at the church 1 hour before the service. Mom, we love you. May God be with you. "Til we meet again."

Parkinen, Anna Evelyn
Anna Evelyn Parkinen - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2006 - Anna Evelyn Parkinen. In loving memory of Anna Evelyn Parkinen, who went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2006. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Parkinen; son, Waine Parkinen; parents, Anna and Elmer Eggerman and Frances Ratliff. Survived by children, Diana (Dave) Bradley, Cindy (George) Torres, Ronald (Frances) Parkinen, Cheryl (Jerry) Califano; grandchildren, George Scott (Kim) Torres, Kevin (Brenda) Torres, Ryan (Amy) Torres, Shane (Jennifer) Parkinen, Nick (Nikki) Bradley, Alexis (Pete), and Dominic Califano; great-grandchildren, Kelley Nesbitt and Kirstin Parkinen; and numerous other relatives. Anna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed sports. Anna will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Thursday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Parkinen, Waine
Waine "Bill" Parkinen - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 1998 - Waine "Bill" Parkinen, 73, passed away Oct. 2, 1998. Survived by his wife, Anna Parkinen- children, Diana (David) Bradley, Cindy (George) Torres, Ronald Parkinen, Cheryl (Jerry) Califano, all of Pueblo- grandchildren, George Scott (Kim), Kevin, and Ryan Torres, Shane Parkinen, Nick Bradley, Alexis and Dominic Califano- and great-granddaughter, Kelley. Preceded in death by his mother, Frances Ratliff- and son, Waine Lee Parkinen. , 1 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation, Imperial Crematory. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to ACOVA in his memory.

Parks, Barbara J.
Barbara J. Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 1987 - Barbara J. Parks passed away July 1, 1987. Mrs. Parks is survived by one brother, Thomas (Louise) Punshon of Asheville, N.C., and one sister, Eleanor Punshon of Pueblo. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Parks was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Parks, in 1977. She was born in Pueblo and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Eastern Star 7 and Beta Nu Chapter Epsilon Sigma Alpha International. There will be no viewing. Private service at 1 p.m. today at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Donald Van Splinter officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Parks, Donald Edward
Donald Edward Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 2003 - Donald Edward Parks, 53, passed away on Dec. 19, 2003. He is preceded in death by his mother, Iva Jean Bentz; and his grandparents, Harry and Frances Robbe. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Karen Parks; five children, Julie Parks of Virginia Beach, Va., Ron (Diane) Parks, Donnie Parks, Darcie Parks and Eddie Parks, all of Pueblo; three grandchildren, Christopher Parks of Las Lunas, Dominic Parks and Devin Martinez, both of Pueblo; brother, Roger Parks of Albuquerque; sister, Patricia Lynn Payne of Lakewood, Colo.; father, Darwin (Pat) Parks of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; niece, Bobbi Jo Payne of Lakewood, Colo.; and numerous other relatives. Donald served in the U.S. Army. He loved fishing, hunting and enjoyed playing pool. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today, at Adrian Comer. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Parks, Douglas Sr.
Douglas Parks Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 15, 2005 - Douglas Parks Sr., 72, born on June 7, 1933, and passed away on Sept. 9, 2005. Survived by his wife, Esther; son, Douglas (Terrie) Parks Jr., Coos Bay, Ore.; brother, Ron (Margene), Columbus, Mont.; one granddaughter, Christena; two great-granddaughters, Anna and Abby, Pueblo; and numerous nephews and nieces. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Viewing, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, Mountain View Cemetery with the Pastor Danny Bryant officiating.

Parks, Elmer P.
Elmer P. Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1999 - Elmer P. Parks 80, passed away Sept. 7, 1999. Funeral services, today, 10:30 a.m. at Lamar Christian Church. Masonic graveside service will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Note: All masons attending the service will meet at the Lodge at 9:30 a.m.

Parks, Elton C.
Elton C. Parks - Wray Rattler - June 26, 1919 - Morgan County Herald – George Bosko was sentenced to be hanged during the week beginning September 22 and Tom Bosko was sentenced to life imprisonment by Judge Trimble in the district court at Pueblo for the murder of Elton C. Parks and Will T. Hunter on the Rye road near Pueblo on the afternoon of April 11. Sentence was pronounced immediately following the arguments of defendants' attorneys, T. A. Stewart and Robert Morris for a new trial. Judge Trimble also overruled the attorney's plea for dismissal on the ground of former jeopardy. It is likely that appeal to the Supreme Court will be made. The attorneys have sixty days in which to file their bills for exceptions. Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - June 27, 1919 - George Bosko, convicted of killing Elton C. Parks and Will T. Hunter on the Rye road near Pueblo on the afternoon of April 11, was sentenced to be hanged during the week beginning Sept. 22. Tom Bosko, a brother of the doomed man, was given life imprisonment. It is likely that appeal to the Supreme Court will be made. The attorneys have sixty days in which to file their bill of exceptions.Fort Collins Courier – December 11, 1920 – Confessed Murderer Is Hung At State Penitentiary Friday Night at 9:08 O'Clock; Death Penalty Is Paid For Murder of “Good Samaritan” Autoists On Pueblo Highway – By Associated Press – Pueblo, Dec. 10. – George T. Bosko, confessed murderer of E. C. Parks and Will Hunter of Pueblo, was executed in the state penitentiary at 9:08 tonight according to advices received here from Canon City. Prison officials refused to give out any of the details of the execution only that the prison chaplain was present. It is reported by friends of Bosko's mother that she has suffered a collapse and is not expected to live thru the night. The following is the history of the crime for which he paid the death penalty tonight: George T. Bosko, 25 years old, and his brother, Thomas Bosko, 18, left Pueblo on April 10, 1919, without funds and looking for employment on ranches in that vicinity. On April 11, near Rye, Colo., while walking along the road, they encountered an automobile driven by Elton C. Parks, in which William T. Hunter was a passenger. Parks permitted the two pedestrians to ride in the car. The two men occupied the rear seat. Eighteen miles from Pueblo, according to his own confession, George Bosko drew a revolver and shot and killed Parks and Hunter. The brothers escaped to Utah, where they were arrested on May 16 at Kenilworth, after a chase of three days in the hills. George Bosko, soon after his arrest, confessed to the double murder, declaring he committed the crime to secure funds. The younger Bosko also confessed to his part in the killing. On June 19, 1919, a jury in Pueblo sentenced George Bosko to hang and Thomas Bosko to life imprisonment. Several reprieves were granted by the lieutenant governor, the last reprieve expiring on December 2, when acting Governor George Stephen announced he would grant no further extension of time. Colorado Public Defender - December 10, 1920 - George R. Bosko (a.k.a. Bosco), Pueblo. W-W. Hanging/Broken neck. Bosko was executed for the murders of William T. Hunter and Elton C. Parks. Bosko's brother and accomplice, Tom, was under eighteen years of age at the time of the crimes, and because of his young age, he received a sentence of life imprisonment, rather than death, for his role in the crimes. Parks, a car salesman, was demonstrating a new car to Hunter, a ranch owner, when they picked up the two brothers. The brothers then shot the victims and stole the car. Bosko, age twenty-eight, worked as a ranch hand, had no prior arrests, and had served in the Army for three years. Upon his arrest, he gave a full confession, and at his arraignment he pleaded guilty. The convictions were affirmed on appeal. The Lieutenant Governor delayed the execution for five months so physicians could evaluate Bosko's sanity. At the time of the execution, Bosko's mother “is said to have suffered a collapse . . . and was not expected to live thru [sic] the night.”

Parks, Freeman F.
Freeman F. "Curly" Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1999 - Freeman F. "Curly" Parks, died July 24, 1999. Born on July 15, 1924, and resided in Boone. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 1999. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, at Memorial Gardens. Reception at High Country Tavern, 2909 E. Fourth, Pueblo

Parks, Garland
Garland Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - November 13, 1986 - Garland Parks, Nov. 9, 1986. Husband of Neoma Parks. Father of Patsy Luther, Pueblo. Grandfather of Jim Pinson, Janice (Dennis) Keller, Phillip (Mary) Pinson, Laura (Steve) Crook, Frank Pinson, and Mike Pinson. Great-grandfather of nine. Brother of Vadis Jones, John (Verne) Parks, Norman (Doris) Parks, and Kathleen (Cecil) Studer. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Mr. Parks had worked in farming and timber falling. Member of Sunset Park Church of Christ. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sunset Park Church of Christ, conducted by Pastor Gayle McKinley. Please omit food gifts.

Parks, George E.
George E. Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - April 2, 1987 - George E. Parks was born Feb. 14, 1905, in Iowa, and passed away March 31, 1987, in Colorado Springs. Father of George R. (Fawn) Parks, Darwin (Cathy) Parks, and Donna Longnecker. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, in 1978, and a son, Donald, in 1944. Retired from Colorado State Hospital in 1965. Services at 2 p.m. Friday, April 3, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday. The family prefers contributions to the Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home office.

Parks, Gordon Wayne
Gordon Wayne Parks - Cleburne Times-Review - July 11, 2006 - Cleburne, TX - Gordon Wayne Parks, 81, passed away July 1, 2006, in Minnequa Medicenter in Pueblo, Colo. He was born June 8, 1925, in Cleburne. Mr. Parks was a graduate of Cleburne High School and later attended TCU in Fort Worth. He enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in both Iwo Jima and Guam. He married Frances Leah Kirkham on Feb. 17, 1946, and they were married for 60 years. He was a prominent and distinguished citizen of Clebume where he serves as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce, president of Camp Fire Girls, president of the American Red Cross, chairman of United Way, board member of First Methodist Church, vice president of Cleburne National Bank, county auditor and owner of Parks Hardware Store. He was also an Eagle Scout, board member of the Nolan River Country Club, a member of the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He retired and moved to Trinidad, Colo. Gordon is survived by his wife, Frances Leah; his daughter, Peggy Syers; and his granddaughter, Leah Katherine Syers, both of Albuquerque, N.M. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church, 216 Broom St., Trinidad, CO., with the Rev. Mary Barbee officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Capshaw, Bernard Parsons, Dick Byrne, Warren Ashcraft, Ben Chili and Pat McNeil. Immediately following services friends are invited to gather with the family at First Methodist Church Hall. Comi Funeral Home, 1804 E. Main St., Trinidad, CO 81082, 719-846-3347.

Parks, Henry Ray Jr.
Henry Ray Parks Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 1997 - Henry Ray Parks Jr., 59, passed away Sept. 30, 1997. Born Sept. 2, 1938, in Hazelton, Idaho. He was known as "Watchdog" to his fellow CBers and bikers. He was a member of Pueblo CBers Club and Pueblo Independent Bikers Club. Survived by wife, Delores Parks- son, Lester (Cindy) Sprous- daughter, Vina (Sugar Bear) Gallegos- and grandchildren, Kaven and Jacob Padilla, Willy Jay and Brandon Sprous. Preceded in death by father, Henry Ray Parks Sr.- mother, Della Braum- son, Frank Parks- daughter, Mary Randell- brother, Frank Renkel- and grandson, Stephen Sprous. At his request, cremation has taken place. , 11 a.m. Saturday, Angelus Chapel, Rev. Robert Carden officiating.

Parks, Joy
Joy Parks - Pueblo Chieftain – September 01, 2006 - Joy Parks, 81, of Collierville, Tenn., died Aug. 29, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church in Orlando, Fla., and a homemaker. A memorial service will be held in Orlando at a later date. Preceded in death by her husband, Jay Parks. She is survived by her two daughters, Cathey Neilson and Sherry Robinson; three sons, Frank Liberato, Mike Liberato and Ron Parks; her sister, Lois Roper; two brothers, Virgil and Caroll T. Jacobs; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Parks, Kenneth L.
Kenneth L. Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 2003 - Kenneth L. Parks, 56, passed away July 20, 2003. He is preceded in death by his father, Freeman Parks. Survived by his children, Kenneth (Marlyn) Smithour, California, Steven (Mandi) Smithour, Las Vegas, Nev., Julie (Dan) Gibbons, Andy Parks and Melanie Kirby, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Daniel, Thomas, Christopher, Henry, Katie and Zachary. Also survived by his mother, Nadine Fern of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Franklin Parks, JoAnn Parks, Keith Parks, Michael Parks, Terry (Jack) Allen and Judy (John) Doran. Cremation with memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Parks, Maria Blanche
Maria Blanche Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2004 - Maria Blanche Parks, 56, of Pueblo. Went home to be with the Lord Nov. 12, 2004. Born Dec. 13, 1947. Preceded in death by daughter, Tammy Parks; parents, Albert and Irma Herrera (James Follmar). Survived by sons, Tom Parks Jr., Shane (Claribel) Parks, Albert Parks, Christian (Steph) Parks; brothers, James (Cindy) Follmar, Richard (Marguerite) Follmar, Robert (Martha) Follmar, Christopher (Diedre) Herrera; sisters, Jacqueline (Tim) Esparza, Karen (Warren) Ross, Phyillis (Cionicio) Graciano, Yvette (Tom) Carillo; also survived by numerous grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, other relatives; and special friend, Leroy Jiron. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Parks, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Parks - Pueblo Chieftain - July 01, 1997 - Mary Elizabeth Parks, 87, passed away June 29, 1997, at a Colorado Springs care center. Survived by her daughters, Lou Ann Fornelli of Nevada and Kathy Ayers of Virginia - son, William Boyer of Florida- brothers, Richard Williams of Alamosa, George Williams of Meeker, James Williams of Riverton, Wyo., William Williams of Show Low, Ariz.- sister, Ida Elliot of Georgia- several nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Born on May 26, 1910, in Stone, Colo., to Albert R. and Ida (Blake) Williams, both who are deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William M. Parks, who she married in 1934 - five brothers and one sister. Mary retired as a pro rodeo saddle bronc rider. She was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1979. She will lie in state at the funeral home from noon to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 1997, in Gardner, Colo., at the Gardner Cemetery.

Parks, Roger Lee
Roger Lee Parks – Pueblo Chieftain – September 23, 2006 - Roger Lee Parks passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, in Albuquerque, N.M. Predeceased by mother, Iva Jean; brother, Don Parks; and grandparents. Survived by father, Darwin (Pat) Parks; sister, Patty; sister-in-law, and several nieces, nephews and great nephews. Memorial service, Albuquerque, N.M.

Parks, William M.
William M. Parks - Huerfano World - September 28, 1989 - William "Bill" Parks, 85, died in Kissimmee, FL, Sept. 22, 1989. Born in 1904 in the Sand Hills area south of Gordon, NE, he attended school at Sand Hills. He later worked at many area cattle ranches in Nebraska. He joined the professional rodeo circuit and became one of the top performers in the U.S. He was a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys of Amercia, lifetime. He married the former Mary Williams of Walsenburg in 1932 in Ainsworth, NE. Survivors include his wife, Mary, Kissimmee; a daughter, Lou Ann McWhorter, Las Vegas, NV; a son, Bill Boyer, South Bay, FL; a sister, Lulu Maule, Kalona, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. at J.M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Upper Huerfano/Gardner Cemetery. J.M. Antle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Parlapiano, Carl
Carl Parlapiano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 20, 2002 - Passed away April 17, 2002. He was born in Pueblo, Colo. Carl was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frank and Mary Parlapiano. He is survived by wife, Nell; daughters, Mary Margaret and Carla; sisters, Annabelle Mistretta, Vivian Brannon; and brother, Joe (Doris) Parlapiano; nephew, James (Carol) Pagano; aunts, Josephine Cascio and Sara White; and uncle, Tony Taibi. Also survived by cousins, David (Marge) Parlapiano, James (Jodene) Parlapiano, Frank (Lucille) Colletti, Josephine Perricone; sisters-in-law, Lee Pollard, Marie Alberico, Melba Alberico and Pauline Alberico. Numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Vi Marquez and Irene Garcia. Carl was a graduate of Central High School, He attended the University of Colorado and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received the Juris Doctor Law Degree at Denver University. He returned to Pueblo to practice law for 50 years. During WWII, Carl served his country in the U.S. Army as a Tec 4 from 1942 to 1945 in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was the recipient of the European/African/Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque with one star. Carl served as Pueblo assistant district attorney and Pueblo district attorney for 16 years. He continued his private practice until he retired in 1996. Carl was an active member in the Democratic Party and served many years as committee chairman of the Democratic Party Precinct No. 46. In 1984, he was recognized for 39 years of successful practice of the law by the Pueblo County Bar Association. He was a member of the American Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. Carl was a life member of the Elk's Fraternal Organization Lodge No. 90 and the Protective Lodge of the Columbian Federation No. 222. Carl was the past president of the International Footprint Association Chapter No. 22. He was a devoted husband and a proud father of his two loving daughters. He was an avid Denver Broncos and CU football fan. He loved fishing, traveling, going to the mountains, riding his bicycle and talking politics. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials can be made to St. Patrick Church or the American Heart Association in Carl's memory. Viewing will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 22. Recitation of the rosary, 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2002, followed by Mass of the Resurrection at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Entombment at Roselawn Cemetery. Graveside honors by the Pueblo County Sheriffs Department. There will be a reception to follow at the Pueblo Country Club.

Parlapiano, Josephine
Josephine Mulay Parlapiano - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1987 - Josephine Mulay Parlapiano, April 28, 1987. Wife of Tony Parlapiano, who passed away November 21, 1950. Mother of Shirley (Ira) Lester, Pueblo. Sister of Carrie Cusumano, Mary DeSalvo and Carl (Rose) Mulay, all of Pueblo, and Sam (Gladys) Mulay, Grand Junction. Sister-in-law of Rose Mulay, Sam Parlapiano, Mary Ferro and Mae Ward. Also survived by three grandchildren, Susan (Mark) Allen, Leann (George) Leuer and Alan Lester; two great-grandchildren, April Rae Leuer and Kaylen Janine Allen, all of Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter, Jeannine Parlapiano and Carol Parlapiano, and brothers and sister, John Mulay, Ben Mulay, Joe Mulay and Jennie Mulay. Mrs. Parlapiano was employed as a packer at the Pueblo Army Depot from 20 years before retiring in 1971. She was a lifelong Pueblo resident and was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. Services, Shrine of St. Therese. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Thursday; Rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Friday. Interment, Roselawn. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. They will greet friends at the Shrine of St. Therese following the Mass.

Parlapiano, Mike J.
Mike J. Parlapiano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2004 - Mike J. Parlapiano, 76, born June 4, 1928, passed away Dec. 15, 2004. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Pearl; children, Michael (Raeann) Parlapiano, Dianne Parlapiano and Christina (Joey) Waggoner; and grandchildren, Dawn Parlapiano and Trystan Waggoner. Also survived by his sisters, Rose Conway and Marie Corsentino; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his infant son, John Rocco Parlapiano; parents, James and Catherine Parlapiano; brothers, Joseph, Charles and Paul Todesco and Sam and Carl Parlapiano; and sisters, Mary Geanetta, Jeanne Polidori and Grace Plutt. Mike was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. in 1986. He was a member of the American Legion Post 203. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Mike's memory.

Parlapiano, Nell
Nell (Ernestine Alberico) Parlapiano - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2005 - Nell (Ernestine Alberico) Parlapiano passed away July 9, 2005. She was born in Pueblo, Colo., and was preceded in death by husband, Carl; father and mother, Chris and Angelina Alberico; sister, Mary (Anthony) Zaccardi; and son, Ralph; brothers, Fred, Thomas and Charles Alberico. She is survived by devoted daughters, Mary Margaret and Carla; sister, Lee Pollard; sisters-in-law, Annabelle Mistretta, Vivian Brannon; and brother-in-law, Joe Parlapiano; nephew, James (Carol) Pagano; sisters-in-law, Marie Alberico, Melba Alberico and Pauline Alberico; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Vi Marquez and Irene Garcia. She and her husband, Carl, were married for 54 years. They were married in 1951 at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Pueblo, Colo. Nell was a graduate of Central High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State College of Education, now the University of Northern Colorado. She started her teaching career at Blende Elementary School. She continued her career at Riverside, Jefferson, Washington and Sunset Park Elementary schools. Her teaching career spanned 42 years. After retirement, she continued teaching as a substitute teacher in District 60. Nell was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Omicron Chapter and a member of St. Patrick Church. She was a devoted wife and a proud mother of two loving daughters. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed growing beautiful roses and other plants. She also enjoyed traveling and attending Denver Broncos football games. She enjoyed sharing special times with friends and family at her home. A special thank you to Dr. Gaide, Dr. Holm, Rachel, Natalie and Nona for the care given to Nell. The family requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Viewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with family to receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with entombment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Parmenter, Zella Roberta
Zella Roberta McKinley Parmenter – Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1997 - Zella Roberta McKinley Parmenter passed away Sept. 20, 1997. She is survived by her son, John (Jeanne) McKinley- daughter, Nina Postolese- and brother, Stamy (Betty) Edmisten. Predeceased by husbands, Jesse H. McKinley and Robert Parmenter- daughter, Betty Minor- son, Gerald McKinley- and son-in-law, Norman Postolese. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren- 28 great-grandchildren- and six great-great-grandchildren. Zella was born on March 6, 1903, in Pagosa Springs. She loved to go camping and fishing and considered herself a wealthy woman because of her large family. She will be missed. At her request, Zella will be cremated. A will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Officiating clergy, Rev. John L. McKinley.

Parnell, Joseph H. Sr.
Joseph H. Parnell, Sr. - Albuquerque Journal – June 04, 2006 - Joseph H. Parnell, Sr. (Maj. USAF Ret.), WWII and Korean War Veteran, died May 23, 2006, at Parkview Hospital, Pueblo, CO, where he was a patient at the VA Nursing Home Care Unit. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the family home in Tijeras, NM; son, Samuel S. (Laura) Parnell; granddaughters, Jessica Bryant and Amanda Parnell; and great-granddaughter, Aubrey D'Angelo. Also a sister, Mildred, who resides in an assisted living facility in Alabama; and many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brother-in-law. Predeceased by his son, Joseph H. Parnell, Jr., 1st Lt. U.S. Army - Helicopter Pilot, whose remains are interred in Fort Logan Cemetery. Joseph was born January 7, 1920, in Munford, AL, where he attended school. He was drafted into the military one day before Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. Joseph served his country 23 years. He was among the first American servicemen to serve in England. From there he entered flight training, winning his wings in February 1944, and his commission as 2nd Lt. He served in China, Japan, Korea, and Germany with his last assignment at Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico, where he was Aircraft Commander of KC135, refueling B-52s during the Cold War. He retired from active duty June 1, 1964, with the status of command pilot. Joseph earned many medals including: Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Korean War Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and many campaign and service awards. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. His remains will be interred on June 9, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO, with full military honors.

Parnell, Loren M.
Loren M. Parnell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2002 - Loren M. Parnell, 73, passed away May 28, 2002. Survived by his children, Kathy (Clifford) Chase of Aurora, Colo., Darlene (Alan) Eskstrom of Minnesota, Raymond Parnell of North Dakota and William Parnell of Wyoming; sister, Helen (Herb) Koncilia of Pueblo; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. There will be no viewing or service. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Parolino, J.
J. Parolino - Basalt Journal - May 12, 1906 - Leo Lermiseaux, a French boy, thirteen years of age, shot and killed an Italian rancher names J. Parolino near Hastings Tuesday. The boy was hunting and Parolino tried to drive him away from his farm by shooting at him.

Parr, Rose Cecilia
Rose Cecilia Parr - Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 1999 - Rose Cecilia Parr, 92, passed away June 22, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester Henry Parr. Survived by her daughter, Shirley Parr- and son, Robert (Angie) Parr, Pueblo. Grandmother of Christopher Parr and Carey (Greg) Moreschini. Great-grandmother of Jarek and Jaydon Moreschini, all of Pueblo. Also survived by her sisters, Christine Ahlin, Sophie Vick, Frances DeJoy, all of Pueblo, and Angela Purin of Idaho- as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by sisters, Katherine Kochevar, Ann Veditch, Mary Vidmar, and Jennie Shields- and brother, Tony Kochevar. Mrs. Parr was a member of Shrine of St. Therese parish where services will be held. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m. Interment, Memorial Gardens. Visitation, Thursday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home and before the Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to the BPOE No. 90 Endowment Fund or the Animal Welfare and Protection Program in care of the funeral home office.

Parras, A. H.
A. H. Parras - Boulder Daily Camera - July 25, 1891 - Death and Disaster - A Head End Collision on the Rio Grande Road - Denver, July 24. [Special] - A collision occurred about 1 o'clock this morning near Carlisle Springs, a small station the Denver & Rio Grand railway 20 miles west of Pueblo between west-bound passenger train No. 3 and the Durango express No. 6, east-bound, in which four persons lost their lives, six more were seriously and ten slightly injured. The killed were: George A. Ardell, engineer on the west-bound train; C. Cole, express messenger, and A. H. Parras, conductor on the east-bound, and two unknown tramps. The seriously injured were: H. E. Mulnix, railroad contractor of Trinidad, right leg crushed so badly that it was amputated above the knee; B. Williams of Salida, rib broken back injured and badly bruised about the head; John Paten, Pueblo, hip bruised and spine injured; Rufus Robinson, Palmer, Mo., right broken in two places and left leg in one, and also bruised about the head and face. Henry Gibberson, the news agent on the east-bound trains, is the only one of the injured that is feared will not recover. His left leg was badly crushed and has been amputated below the knee, while he sustained severe internal injuries, the extent of which cannot be determined. Just how the accident happened cannot be learned, but it is supposed to be the result of conductor Perris [sic] misunderstanding the orders.

Parrish, Vernon L.
Vernon L. Parrish - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - November 3, 1961 - Four Die in Plane Crash Near Pueblo - Flying into a blinding snowstorm, four men crashed to their deaths in a light plane Thursday 17 miles southeast of Pueblo. The fast-moving storm cleared within a few hours to reveal the wreckage on the Butler Ranch. Another airman, Glenn L. Nash, spotted the shattered remains on a flight from Pueblo to Raton, N.M. Those killed were Carlyle C. Madson, 50, the pilot, and Henry J. Pannell, Jr., 30 both of San Diego, Calif.; Paul Miller, 38 (?), La Mesa, Calif., and Vernon L. Parrish, 32, Denver. Parrish headed an electronics firm with offices in Denver, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City. The others all were employes of a San Diego firm. First on the scene, according to Maj. Lawrence H. Reibscheid, information officer of Group III, Civil Air Patrol, were three CAP officers and two deputy sheriffs of Pueblo County. They arrived on the scene at about 4:30 p.m. The searchers were Lt. Col. W. A. Coe of Black Forest, deputy communications officer of the Colorado Wing CAP; 1st Lt. Joseph Girodano and 1st Lt. Elvina Smith of the Pueblo County (?) CAP, and deputy sheriffs Theodore Nickolett and M. C. Forester. The search was directed by Lt. Col. Herbert E. Hammond of Colorado Springs, commanding officer of Group III. Operations officer was Maj. Earl Cole of Manitou Springs, also of Group III. The wreckage was scattered over a quarter mile area of the flat prairie land north of the Huerfano River, Hammond said. The largest piece of wreckage could be put in the back of a pickup truck. One body was in the nose wreckage. Two others were 80 feet ahead of where the plane struck the ground. The fourth body was at the point of impact. Controllers at the Pueblo airport said the plane, bound from Denver to Albuquerque, N.M., radioed at 10:43 a.m. that it was returning to Pueblo after running into the blizzard. Efforts to communicate with the plane failed. Workmen on the Butler Ranch said they heard the roar of a plane, apparently at full throttle, about 10:45 a.m. but heard no crash. The plane did not burn. It dug a furrow about 8 inches deep before disintegrating. Sheriff officers said it appeared the plane struck in a pancake fashion. Reibscheid said that since Feb. 4 of this year, the CAP has participated in more than 25 search and rescue missions of this type.

Parrot, Mareus J.
Mareus J. Parrot - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - October 16, 1879 - Hon. Mareus J. Parrot died at his former home near Dayton, O. on the 5th inst.

Parry, Dorothey
Dorothey Parry - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2002 - Dorothey Parry, lifetime resident of Pueblo, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2002. Dorothey was born on Jan. 11, 1919, in Brighton, Colo. She graduated from Central High School and was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Parry, on June 10, 1972; her 3-month-old son, James E. Parry, in 1938; sisters, Ella Scott and Sylvia Hoffman; stepsisters, Sylvia Cox and Jean McLaughlin; and brother, Karl Johnson. She is survived by her children, Marcia (Philip) Wolfe of Pueblo, Colo., Diana (Jerry) Atencio of Denver, Colo., and David (Judy) Parry of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, Christie (Kevin) Kurth, Cherie Wolfe (Kyle Wing), Chris Atencio, Joshua Atencio, Jared Atencio and Melanie Parry; and great-granddaughter, Dacre Ann Kurth. Viewing, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Tabor Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark J. Crates officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Tabor Lutheran Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Parsley, Margaret
Margaret "Dolly" Parsley - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1998 - Margaret "Dolly" Parsley passed away Feb. 21, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Parsley, in 1967. Survived by her children, Margie (Glenn) Sweany, Pueblo, Colo., Bonnie Joan (Walt) Cobine, Augusta, Ga., and Barbara Pickerel, Pueblo, Colo. Also survived by 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, brother, Bud (Frances) Dodge, Springfield, Colo., and numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by five brothers, four sisters, two grandchildren and son-in-law, George Pickerel. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Wednesday, 2 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Private inurnment at a later date. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharmar Memorial Garden Fund in care of the funeral home office.

Parsons, Bedonna
Bedonna "Donna" Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 2003 - Bedonna "Donna" Parsons, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and animal lover, 46, of Pickney Road, Rye, passed away April 19, 2003, after her long battle with A.L.S. She is survived by her husband, Don Parsons; two sons, Oakley Parsons, presently serving in the U.S. Navy, his wife, Sara, and daughters, Jasmine and Isabelle, and Sean Parsons, an honor student at the University of Northern Colorado; as well as her mother, Lola Johnson; step-dad, Bob Johnson; and two brothers, all of Connecticut; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Donna was a 1978 graduate of the University of Connecticut. She and her family returned to Colorado in 1997 to pursue her lifelong goal of raising horses. She worked for Columbia House from 1997 until its closing as a payroll coordinator. There will be a memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the family home at 6630 Pickney Road, Rye, with a gathering of family and friends to follow at Café Cuerna Verde at the Hollydot Golf Course in Colorado City. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her name to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, c/o the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

Parsons, Della Irene
Della Irene Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2003 - Della Irene Parsons, 77, of Canon City, went to be with the Lord May 24, 2003, in Pueblo, after a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 18, 1925, the seventh of 10 children to Fred and Myrtle (Drayer) Parsons in Fort Garland, Colo. She lived most of her life in Colorado, and worked as a dental assistant and office manager. She enjoyed gardening, and was an avid rock collector. Della is survived by sons, Fred (Joyce) Crounk, Hilary Elbert, both of Pueblo, David Elbert of Los Angeles; and daughter, Janet (Hollis) McFairen of Canon City; grandchildren, Debra Crounk, Hollis Jr. and Irene McFairen; great-grandchildren, Mystic Brown, Ryan Larson; sisters, Rosie Lamb of Grand Junction, Meg Parsons of Colorado Springs, Lola Humphreys of Canon City; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, son, Galvin Orey Crounk; siblings, Delbert, Allen, Edward, Nellie, Ellen and Elmer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, in the Chapel of the Angels, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Parsons, Gladys D.
Gladys D. Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 1975 - Gladys D. Parsons, July 22, 1975, in a local hospital after a short illness. She made her home with Mrs. Barbara Seibert, 402 Birdie Drive, Pueblo West. Sister of Mrs. Merle Bridwell, Englewood, Colo. Numerous nephews also survive. Born July 21, 1903, in Oklahoma. Pueblo resident since 1920. Owner of former Bluebird Restaurant and Topper Lounge & Grill from 1940 until retiring in 1971. Services 3 p.m. Thursday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. William Cooper, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, officiating. To Mt. View.

Parsons, Jean M.
Jean M. Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain - September 17, 2000 - Jean M. Parsons, 82, passed away Sept. 16, 2000, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Hugoton, Kan.

Parsons, Nora
Mrs. Nora Parson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 6, 1975 - Funeral services for Mrs. Nora Parsons, 79, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Campbell Lewis-Swickard Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Parson died Feb. 4, 1975, at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. She was born March 15, 1895, near Hoehne and was a lifelong resident of the area and the widow of pioneer cattleman Frank Parson, who died in 1952. The Parsons family operated a ranch west of Raton until 1914, when they moved to Weston, where they ranched for 60 years. Mrs. Parsons assisted in ranch management until retiring in 1971. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, a member of Southern Colorado Livestock Association, a founder of the Stonewall Sunday School in the late 1930's, an organizer of Stonewall Community Church in 1947 and of the Camp Salvation Summer Bible School. Surviving are one son, Bob Parsons of Weston; four daughters, including Mrs. Shirley Barron of Stonewall; one brother, Clifford Coe of La Veta; three sisters. 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Parsons, Ollie Dewitt
Ollie Dewitt Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain – September 20, 2006 - Ollie Dewitt "O.D." Parsons. In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Ollie Dewitt “O.D.” Parsons, born in Welborn, Texas, on June 22, 1922, departed this life on Sept. 18, 2006. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Dora Jean; parents, Anson LeRoy Parsons and Vera Mae Hopper; brothers, Raymond and Clifford Parsons. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Imogene, after 63 years of marriage; his loving son, John D. Parsons (Michelle); grandchildren, Tina (Brian) Boughton, Debra (James) Booth, Ryan A. Baker, John M. Parsons, Lauren M. Parsons; great-grandchildren, Alexis R. Booth and Mia J. Boughton. Ollie served in WWII as an Army aircraft mechanic and drill instructor. Upon returning from the war, he became a glazier working in the glass business for 45 years. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of Christ, Walsenburg. Interment, 2 p.m. Saturday, Imperial Memorial Gardens, Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Christ in Walsenburg. Huerfano World - September 21, 2006 - In loving memory of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Ollie Dewitt “O.D.” Parsons, born in Welborn, Texas, on June 22, 1922, departed this life on September 18, 2006. He is preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Dora Jean; parents, Anson LeRoy Parsons and Vera Mae Hopper; brothers, Raymond and Clifford Parsons. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Imogene after 63 years of marriage; his loving son, John D. Parsons (Michelle); grandchildren, Tina (Brian) Boughton, Debra (James) Booth, Ryan A. Baker, John M. Parsons, Lauren M. Parsons; great-grandchildren, Alexis R. Booth and Mia J. Boughton. Ollie served in WW II as an Army Aircraft Mechanic and Drill Instructor. Upon returning from the war he became a glazier working in the glass business for 45 years. Visitation Friday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Church of Christ in Walsenburg. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m., in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Christ in Walsenburg.

Parsons, Shawn
Shawn Parsons - Pueblo Chieftain - August 03, 1997 - Shawn Parsons, 30, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, in Weston, Colo. Among his survivors are his parents, Larry and Vonna Parsons, sisters, grandparents and many other relatives. Service will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at 10 a.m. at the Parsons Home in Weston, Colo. Friends wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution to the Southern Colorado AIDS Project or Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of Campbell Lewis Mortuary.

Parsons, Vonna Lily
Vonna Lily Parsons - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - July 18, 2003 - Vonna Lily Parsons, age 60, passed away on July 14, 2003 at home. She was born March 19, 1943, to Fred and Loraine Hector in Denver, Colo. She was raised in La Veta, Colo. where she attended La Vita High School. After her graduation she worked for about two years and eventually married Larry Parsons at the Stonewall Community Church on October 12, 1962. Vonna attended Colorado State University for two years until Larry graduated from engineering school. Vonna's major in college was home economics and her major focus in life was to make a comfortable, efficient and loving home for her family. She did work outside the home for a number of years as a receptionist, office manager for several companies in Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Dakota, San Luis Valley and Weston, where she was a Post Office clerk for several years. She served as the manager of the San Luis Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross until she and Larry moved to Weston in 1994. She was a CPR/First Aid Instructor, Disaster Instructor and volunteered time to assist members of the Armed Forces. She and Larry provided Red Cross Services to the Las Animas County area from 1994 until the Spanish Peaks Branch was formed in September 11, 1999, and as one of the individuals who organized the Branch served on the Council in a leadership position until her untimely death. She served as volunteer for the Red Cross for 20 years during that time witnessing many changes in the organization. Vonna also volunteered her time for the Stonewall Fire Department and served as secretary and president during the growth years of the Department until formation of the Fire Protection District. Vonna was active in the North Side Water Association, an organization formed to upgrade water supplies to Weston homes on the north side of the river. She also was instrumental in obtaining the signatures on a petition to DOT to improve highway 12 east of Primero School. She was a member of Cowbells where she served as secretary. She maintained her membership in Beta Sigma Phi for 40 years even though she was not active. Vonna's smile, her warm attitude toward people, her giving nature and her honesty was appreciated by all she met and worked with. She will be missed, but carried in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Shawn Lawrence Parsons and brother Loren Hector. She is survived by her husband, Larry of the family home, daughter Lonetta Parsons of La Veta, adopted daughter Karen Giardunio of Longmont, nephew Rusty Joe (Teresa) Hector of Pagosa Springs, grandnephew Russell Benjamin Hector, grandniece Raley Hector and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Dave Cook will be officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Red Cross/Spanish Peaks Branch or Stonewall Fire Department Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. The family of Vonna Lily Parsons has entrusted the arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Partain, Michele Lynne
Michele Lynne Partain - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2001 - Funeral services for Michele Lynne Partain, 16, of Lake Jackson, formerly of Pueblo, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Richwood. Burial will follow in Restwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palms Funeral Home. Michele was born Dec. 28, 1984, in Conroe, Texas, the first born to Walter and Sheryl Partain of Lake Jackson. Michele went to be with her personal Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001. She was a junior at Brazoswood High School and a member of the Brazoswood choir and Lady Bucs Track Team. She worked at The Jade Shop of Lake Jackson. Michele was a Christian with a vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus. She was a faithful member of the FBC of Richwood where she was a member of the youth group and a Youth Praise team leader. She loved to sing about her Savior and shared her testimony through her gifts/talents with her church family and her friends. She had committed her life to do mission work and desired to serve as a medical missionary. She planned to attend Texas A&M to study pediatric medicine and then to serve as a medical missionary. She was also a Red Cross organ donor. Michele was her Daddy's princess and her mother's best friend. She was a wonderful big sister to her two brothers, Andrew and Jacob. Granddaughter of C.T. and Marion Partain of Belen, N.M., Allen and Peggy Cearley of Ruidoso, N.M.; niece of Ken and Susan Cearley and cousin of Jenny, Clay and Luke of San Angelo, Texas; David and Marlyn Partain and cousins Elicia and Jared of LaPlata, N.M.; Whylie and Melissa Welch and cousins Hunter, Andreya and Sierra of San Antonio; and the favorite niece of Paula Partain of Bremerton, Wash. She has two living great-grandmothers, Marie Burke of Austin, Texas, and Eva White of Seminole, Texas; and numerous cousins, relatives and friends. Michele's friends will serve as pallbearers: Marcus Walter, Jonathon Jones, Doug Jones, Blake Long, Joshua Crowley, Phillip Zapata, Phillip Riggs and Steve Slaughter. Honorary pallbearers will be the youth group of First Baptist Church of Richwood. Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Richwood Youth Fund, 2400 Highway 288 B, Richwood, Texas 77531.

Partin, Jeannine Marcelle
Jeannine Marcelle Partin - Pueblo Chieftain - December 04, 1998 - Jeannine Marcelle Partin, 78, passed away Dec. 3, 1998. Survived by sons, James W.F. (Carole) Partin of Avondale, and Paddy Michael (Jennifer) Partin of Pueblo- grandsons, Matthew J.G. and Nicklas J.G. Partin of Avondale- brothers, Jack (Gloria) Weaver, Federal Wy., Wash., and Jim (Dorothy) Weaver, White Fish, Mont. Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Margaret Weaver. Jeannine served in the US Army Nurse Corp. as a first lieutenant during World War II in France, and was a nursing supervisor at Parkview Hospital during the early 1960's. She was a lover of the outdoors and wildlife. Cremation at her request, no services will be scheduled. In lieu of food and flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, of which she had served as a Board Member.

Partin, Paddy Michael
Paddy Michael “Mike” Partin – Pueblo Chieftain – October 26, 2006 - Paddy Michael "Mike" Partin, 58, of Pueblo, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, among his family after a lengthy illness. Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Jeannine Partin; father, Col. Walter Partin; and stepson, Dustin Valdez. He is survived by his brother, James (Carole) Partin; nephews, Matthew J. and Nicklas J. Partin; and numerous special friends whom Mike truly cherished. Being a true "free spirit," he did what he wanted, when he wanted. He loved his many trips on his Harley. His favorite destination was the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota. He was a lifetime member of the Local 9 Operating Engineers. Gathering, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at the Niche where he will be inurned at Roselawn Cemetery. The family of Mike would like to give a special thanks to the great staff at Minnequa Medicenter and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the outstanding care they gave Mike. Please make donations in Mike's name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Partridge, Richard L.
Richard L. Partridge - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1998 - Richard L. Partridge, 63, passed away Oct. 4, 1998. Services will be held in Garden City, Kan.

Parvin, Luther C.
Luther C. Parvin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 4, 1955 - Luther C. Parvin, Sunday at hospital. Husband of Margaret Parvin of the Annex Hotel at 104½ E. B. St. Father of Hazel Stout, Norwalk, Calif.; step-father of Louise Stricker, and Mary Gordon, both of Centralia, Ill. and Thomas White, of Hutchinson Kan. Grandfather of nine. Brother of George Parvin, of Roseville, Calif. And Harriet Hjelm, of Portland, Ore. Attend the Methodist Church. He operated the Annex Hotel. A resident of Pueblo since 1900. Service 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Davis Mortuary Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Henry Baker, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, officiating. To Mountain View.



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