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Pauchek, John J.
John J. Pauchek - Pueblo Chieftain - October 12, 2001 - John J. Pauchek, age 87, born Feb. 1, 1914, passed away Oct. 10, 2001. Mr. Pauchek is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Olga Pauchek; and his children, Raymond (Julie) Pauchek and Gerry (Dr. Jack) Gregorich. Grandfather of Terry (Tom) Wiedeman, Thornton, Colo., Ray Pauchek, Avondale, Ariz., Sheri (Race) Raio, Kristi (Ray) Hughes and Scott Gregorich. Great-grandfather of Joshua and Rachael Wiedeman and Kelsey and Abigail Raio. He is also survived by sisters, Elsie Zaitz, Anna Zaitz and Virginia (Joe) Patti; brother-in-law, Nick (Dorothy) Zakrasek; special friends, Rich Eurich, Bob Oreskovich, Bob Morauski, George Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by brother, Frank Pauchek; sister, Mary Ann Yanko; parents, John and Johanna Pauchek Sr.; and an infant sister. He was an established accordion player and had played for 75 years. He was a well-known musician in Pueblo and surrounding areas and was the founder of the Pauchek Polkateers. John received numerous awards for his musical excellence and was inducted into the Pueblo Music Hall of Fame on Oct. 7, 2000. His interests were his family, friends, grandchildren, playing accordion music, especially the button box, and sporting events, in particular the Denver Broncos. He especially enjoyed time with his grandson, Scott Gregorich, whom he lovingly called his "Little Buddy." John was a member of BPOE No. 90, Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE), Preseren Glee Club, KSKJ Lodge and a lifetime member of St. Mary Church parish. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 7 p.m. Sunday and Rosary, 10 a.m. Monday, both services at St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Pauchek, Kathy
Kathy Pauchek - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 1987 - Kathy Pauchek, April 10, 1987. Wife of Ray L. Pauchek. Mother of Terry Pauchek and Ray Pauchek Jr. Sister of Richard (Diane) Dremel. Daughter-in-law of John and Olga Pauchek. Sister-in-law of Gerry (Jack) Gregorich. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Dremel. She was a member of St. Mary Parish and had been employed at the Pueblo Southside K mart for five years. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Mary Church. Interment, Roselawn. The family may be contacted at 2178 Everett Road. Please omit food gifts; contributions may be made in her memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Viewing will be at the funeral home only.

Pauletich, Christine J.
Christine J. Pauletich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 04, 2001 - Christine J. Pauletich went to rest in Heaven on April 1, 2001. Christine was born Sept. 12, 1909, in Minesville, Colo., and had lived in Trinidad and Denver before residing in Pueblo for the last seven years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Pauletich; and her son, Frank N. Pauletich. Her survivors include her son, Robert (Mary) Pauletich; daughter-in-law, VeNell Pauletich; grandchildren, JoAnn Grove, John (Debbie) Pauletich, Audrey Pauletich, Christine A. Pauletich, Cynthia (John) Brandt, Mark (Judy) Pauletich and David (Margo) Pauletich; seven great-grandchildren; her extra special friends, Josephine (Ernie) Pigg and Loris Ros; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Pauletich will lie in state from 8 a.m. until service time on Friday at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2001, in the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jesse Perez officiating. Private interment will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Denver.

Pauli, Giles A. Jr.
Giles A. Pauli Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - August 06, 2000 - Giles A. Pauli Jr. entered the courts of his Lord Jesus Christ on Aug. 3, 2000. He was born on Oct. 28, 1955, in Pueblo, Colo. Although Giles distinguished himself at both Texas Instruments, where he worked from 1978-1991, and VTel, where he worked from 1991-2000, his friends and associates will most remember him for his integrity. Giles leaves behind his wife of 22 years, Miriam, who loves him and cherishes memories of their life together very much; a daughter, Amy; and a son, Giles Michael, who will always remember their father fondly. Other survivors include his mother, Regina Pauli of Pueblo, Colo.; a brother, Marc Pauli, and sister-in-law, Amy, of Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Sharon Barker, and brother-in-law, Gil, of Denver, Colo.; niece, Sara Barker; nephew, Ryan Barker of Denver, Colo.; sister-in-law, Cathy Price of Vandalia, Ohio; and two nieces, Angele and Brittany Price of Vandalia, Ohio. There will be a memorial service celebrating Giles' entrance into God's presence at Grace Covenant Church on Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gib Giblin officiating. Interment services are to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pauli Education Fund for Amy and Giles. Checks should be mailed to 11602 Crosstimber, Austin, Texas 78750. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home.

Pauli, Hazel
Mrs. Hazel Pauli – Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph – September 14, 1976 - Mrs. Hazel Pauli - Services for Mrs. Hazel Dorthy (Osborn) Pauli, of Pueblo will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Rouch Chapel, Pueblo. The Rev. William Woelfle will officiate. Mrs. Pauli, who was born Nov. 14, 1897, in Bellview, died Sunday in a Pueblo nursing home. She had been a resident of Pueblo for many years, and she was employed in the dietary departments of the Parkview Episcopal Hospital, St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and the former St. Mary's hospital. Mrs. Pauli is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ebert and Ms. Sheila K. Pauli, both of Pueblo, and Mrs. Jacquelyn Dahlstrom, of Hollywood, Calif.; two sons, Giles Pauli of Pueblo and Denzil Pauli of Silver Spring; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her husband Gustav A. Pauli, died Nov. 19, 1974. Burial will be in the Rosement (Roselawn) Cemetery, Pueblo. Tuesday, September 14, 1976 page 6A-1

Paulich, Gioanni
Gioanni Paulich - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Gioanni Paulich is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Gioanni Paulich as a Hungarian, age 24, and single. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to: http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/primero.html

Paulovec, Norma J.
Norma J. Paulovec - Pueblo Chieftain - April 10, 2002 - Age 74, a Pueblo native, met her heavenly father on April 9, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, Gregory Paulovec; sister, Audrey Taylor; brothers, George Smith and James Johnson; and parents, Oscar and Lillie Smith. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Dennis; and brother, Leland (Ellen) Smith as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory.

Paulovich, Edward
Edward Paulovich - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 2004 - Edward Paulovich, age 86, passed away on May 30, 2004. He was born on Nov. 29, 1917, in Arma, Kan., to Frank Paulovich and Anna Oblek Paulovich. Ed moved from Hastings, Colo., to this area in 1937. Ed married Kathryn Giuliano on July 24, 1944, in Hoehne, Colo. He began his career at the Victor American Fuel Co. of Morley, Colo. He then worked at the GEM Mine, Colorado Fuel & Iron, Leone Construction Co. of Trinidad, Pioneer Construction of Pueblo and Sterns and Rogers Construction Co. of Denver. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar, Colo., the Eagles Lodge, VFW, American Legion, and the SNPJ Zan Jednicar Lodge 38. Kathryn "Katie" preceded him in death on May 28, 2002. He also was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Anna Paulovich; and brothers, Frank Paulovich and Don Paulovich; sister, Mary Goodrich (1999); sister and brother-in-law, Marge and Joe Mannino; and sister-in-law, Katie Paulovich (2004). Ed will be sadly missed by sons, Frank (Pat) Paulovich of Brighton, Edward L. (Shelly) of Colorado Springs; brother, Tom Paulovich of Aguilar; and sister, Rose Ann (Lamar) Hajek of Kansas; grandchildren, Jody (Andy) Jenkins, Jason Paulovich; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Jenkins. He also is survived by relatives and many friends. Services for Ed Paulovich include visitation, from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, rosary service, 10 a.m. Thursday with the funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m., with Father Phil Coury officiating; all at St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar. Entombment will be at the Trinidad Catholic Cemetery immediately following the services. Active pallbearers will be Jason Paulovich, Andy Jenkins, Fred Kruitz, Frank Giuliano, Tom Monarco and Joe Dosen.

Paulovich, Katherine Rose
Katherine "Katie" Rose Paulovich - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – March 25, 2004 - Katherine "Katie" Rose Paulovich, age 75, passed away on March 24, 2004. She was born on October 30, 1928 in Rugby, CO to Martin and Mildred Dosen. Katie married Thomas A. Paulovich on September 18, 1956 in Aguilar, CO. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, S.N.P.J. Zajednicar Lodge. She loved working and being a homemaker. She was a "very special" aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Martin Dosen; brothers, Mike Dosen and Pete Dosen; nephew, Jim Dosen; sisters-in-law, Ann Dosen, Katie Paulovich, Margie Mannino, Mary Goodrich; brothers-in-law, Frank Paulovich, Don Paulovich, Joe Mannino and Verel Goodrich; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ann and Frank Paulovich. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Thomas A. Paulovich, Aguilar; brothers, Paul and Mildred Dosen, Aguilar, Joe and Ann Dosen, Aguilar, Nick and Barbara Dosen, Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Alma Dosen, Trinidad, Rosanne (Lamar) Hajek, Kansas; brother-in-law, Edward Paulovich, Denver, CO, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel. A rosary will be held on Monday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar with Fr. Phil Coury officiating. Entombment to follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Eddie Paulovich, Michael Dosen, Robbie Dosen, Tom Dosen, John Dosen and Michael Riccatone. Her casket escorts will be Paul Dosen and Michael D. Dosen. The family of Katie Rose Paulovich has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Paulovsky, Mike
Mike Paulovsky - Huerfano World - October 17, 2002 - This Week in Walsenburg History - 1926: Seventh Street store owner Mike Paulovsky, 42, died Sunday, leaving a wife and two daughters. [Editor's Note: Mike Paulovsky died October 10, 1926. Obituary listed World Independent, October 12, 1926, Page 1.]

Paulsen, Bill
Bill Paulsen - Pueblo Chieftain - November 05, 1999 - Bill Paulsen, 83, passed away Nov. 3, 1999. Graveside service, 2 p.m. today at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation until 12:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Paulsen, Judith Ellen
Judith Ellen Paulsen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2001 - Judith Ellen Paulsen, a retired computer systems analyst and housewife, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, after a 15 year battle with cancer. She was a devoted follower of Paramahansa Yogananda of the Self Realization Fellowship. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Filipowicz; grandparents, Henry and Doris Werner; and stepgrandmother, Elly Werner. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Paulsen, after 33 years of marriage; her mother, Phyllis Filipowicz; and her brother, Erik (Mickie) Scott. Memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at 10 a.m. at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McClelland Public Library Building Fund, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Paulson, Greg and Robin
Greg And Robin Paulson - Pueblo Chieftain - August 31, 2001 - Greg Lee Paulson, 36, and Robin Lynn Paulson, 35, of Lawrence, Kan., died Aug. 27, 2001, in Easton, Pa. Greg was born on Jan. 24, 1965, in El Paso, Texas, to Merlyn L. Paulson and Jan I. (Blackwood) Paulson Carter. Mr. Paulson was a 1984 graduate of Pueblo County High School. He was a U.S. Air Force sergeant, serving from June 26, 1985, to Nov. 10, 1994, and served in Desert Storm. He began working for Swift Transportation on Feb. 7, 1995. The couple was married on Aug. 29, 1986, in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by mother and stepfather, Jan I. (Cecil L.) Carter; brother, Brian E. (Kathy) Paulson; nieces, Hannah and Emma Paulson, all of Pueblo. Robin was born Oct. 8, 1965, in La Junta, Colo., to Frank H. Bissey and Brenda (Miller) Bissey. Mrs. Paulson was a 1984 graduate of Pueblo South High School. She went to work as a truck driver with her husband for Swift Transportation in 1997. She is survived by parents, Frank H. and Brenda J. Bissey; and brother, Bradley F. Bissey, all of Lawrence. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or K-State Pet Trust in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044-8260. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.rumsey-yost.com.

Pavelik, Valentine
Valentine Pavelik – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Valentine Pavelik is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Valentine Pavelik: Polish, age 31, single. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp.  Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Pavicich, Ginger Virginia Lee
Ginger Virginia Lee Pavicich - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Ginger Virginia Lee Pavicich, age 67, passed away April 27, 1999. Survived by her husband, Steve Pavicich- mother, Gladys May Goldtrap- and stepfather, Gilbert Goldtrap, all of Pueblo- children, James Steve (Karen) Pavicich, Colorado City, Robert Pavicich, Pueblo, LeeAnna Pavicich, Englewood, Fla., and John (Gina) Pavicich, Pueblo- sisters, Janet Goldtrap, Boone, and Eunice Hoody (Wilburn "Smitty") Smith, La Mesa, Calif.- brother, Melvern L. (Barbara) Duffield, Pueblo. Also survived by five grandchildren. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Mrs. Pavicich was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese where services will be held. Rosary, Sunday, 8 p.m., and memorial Mass, Monday, 10 a.m. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Junior Okalitza Tamburitzans in care of the funeral home office.

Pavitch, Andrew
Andrew Pavitch - Wray Rattler - June 17, 1904 - Andrew Pavitch was instantly killed and John Marshall severely injured at the Independence mine at Victor on the morning of June 11th by drilling into a missed shot. The men were working in the slope above the 900 foot level. Marshall probably will lose his sight. He is a married man. Pavitch was single.

Pavlica, Mary Murin
Mary Murin Pavlica - Colorado Springs Gazette - May 17, 1997 - Mary Murin Pavlica died May 15, 1997, at a local care facility. She was a homemaker. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Swan-Law Funeral Directors Inc., 501 N. Cascade Ave. Parastasis will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Swan-Law Funeral Directors. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, 2770 N. Chestnut St. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Pavlica was born in Pueblo to John and Mary (Skladany) Murin. She was married June 7, 1920, in Calhan to Mike Pavlica, who is deceased. She is survived by three sons, Alex of Burns, Wyo., and Nick and Mike, both of Colorado Springs; a daughter, Rosemary of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Anna of Calhan, and Helen Milosvich of Colorado Springs; four half-sisters, Susie Mikita and Margie Mikita, both of Calhan and Emma Timora and Jean Swaniga, both of Colorado Springs; a step-sister, Mary Eurich of Denver; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Roy and John; two brothers, John and Mike Murin; a sister, Sophie Mikita; and a granddaughter, Margaret. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Colorado Natives Club, and charter member of Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church. She enjoyed gardening and quilting. She was a very kind, caring and generous person who will be missed by her family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, 2770 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs 80907.

Pavlica, Sophie
Sophie Pavlica - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2003 - Sophie Pavlica, 87, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Aug. 5, 2003. Preceded in death by her husband, Pete Pavlica; parents, Iso and Pera Tomkovich. Survived by sister, Eva Pugel; two sons, Dan and John (Donna) Pavlica; grandson, Danny Pavlica; niece, Mary Propes; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Angie and Stan Pavlica, all of Pueblo. Also survived by numerous other relatives. Parastas, 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, St. Michael's Orthodox Church, 801 W. Summit. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, also at St. Michael's Orthodox Church with interment to follow Roselawn Cemetery.

Pavlick, Erma J.
Erma J. Pavlick – Huerfano World – January 19, 2006 - Erma J. Pavlick, age 90, of Walsenburg, entered eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Villas at Sunny Acres nursing home at Thornton, CO. She was born in Rouse, on Dec. 13, 1915 to Celestine and Victoria Stefanini Alberici. She married John Pavlick on Nov. 16, 1937. Mrs. Pavlick worked for many years as a cook at the Rambler Café, and later at the Lathrop Youth Camp until she retired in 1977. Survivors include her daughter Madeline Justis and her husband Ron Grossklaus of Las Cruces, NM, son George Pavlick and wife Doris of Northglenn, CO, granddaughter Tamara Shepard and husband Daryl of Las Cruces, grandsons Kenneth Pavlick and wife Larisa of Frederick, CO and Kevin Pavlick and wife Darcey of New Britain, PA. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Shelby and Kylie Shepard of Las Cruces, NM, Colton and Haley Pavlick of Frederick, CO and Nicholas, Robert, and Katelyn Pavlick of New Britain, PA, sister Olga Michelli, brother Mario (Bill) Alberici and sisters-in-law Helen Gebinine, Agnes, Marie, and Helen Pavlick, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents, her husband, step-father Primo Gebinine, her brother Eugene Gebinine, sisters Antonette Noga and Jean Hudran, preceded Mrs. Pavlick in death. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, beginning at 3 p.m. at Boies-Ortega Funeral Home. A prayer vigil will follow that evening at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, with interment to follow at the North St. Mary Cemetery. A reception will follow immediately afterwards at Mazzone Hall. Pall bearers are Kenneth and Kevin Pavlick, Daryl Shepard, Peter Pavlick, Larry Whittemore and Dennis Sudar.

Pavlick, Paul
Paul Pavlick - Huerfano World - April 29, 1993 - Former Huerfano Paul Pavlick died at his home in Pueblo Sunday, Apr. 25, 1993. Born in Pryor May 28, 1916, he was a veteran of World War II and retired from CF&I in Pueblo. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen Pavlick, Pueblo; a daughter, Judith Pavlick, Sunnyvale, CA; three sisters, Anna Surisky and Mary Lira, Walsenburg and Susie Somsky, Erie; nieces and nephews. Funeral mass is set for Thursday (today) from Shrine of St. Therese in Pueblo. Burial will be in Imperial Memorial Gardens in that city.

Pavlin, Agnes
Agnes Pavlin - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1987 - Agnes Pavlin, late of Pueblo, died June 21, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by her children, Frances Boitz, Pueblo; Robert (Henrietta) Pavlin, Sun City, Ariz.; and Stanley (Mary) Pavlin, Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Reatha Minton, Pueblo. Survived also by six grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. Member of SNPJ-Orel Lodge No. 21. Born Jan. 21, 1887, in Legatee, Yugoslavia, and was a Pueblo resident since 1909. Preceded in death by her husband, George Pavlin Sr., Nov. 10, 1969; sons, George Pavlin Jr., 1985, and John Pavlin, 1986; sister, Mary Starzer, 1985, and three brothers, Frank, John and Anton Herblan. In lieu of food, memorials may be made to Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., Pueblo, 81001. Visitation, 2 to 8:30 p.m. today. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Wilson officiating and Orel Lodge No. 21 participating. The family may be contacted at 4004 Hillside Drive.

Pavlin, George R.
George R. Pavlin - Pueblo Chieftain - July 11, 2002 - George R. Pavlin, 58, of Pueblo, passed away July 8, 2002. He is preceded in death by his father, George Pavlin, Jr., 1984. George is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Linda Pavlin; children, Don (Kim) Pavlin, Highlands Ranch, Deanna (Eric) Westerby, Pueblo West; Mother, Retha Minton; sisters, Lorraine (Harry) Atwood, and Dorothy (Stanley) Ard, all of Pueblo. George was a member of Park Hill Baptist Church and a founding member of the Sky Corral Radio Control Club. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after being stationed in Germany. George worked for CF&I for 33 years and was presently working at Parkview Medical Center. Family and friends will deeply miss his loyalty, devotion and giving heart. Visitation, tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, TG McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of George R. Pavlin to the Park Hill Baptist Church Building Fund through the funeral home office.

Pavlin, Lila P.
Lila P. Pavlin - Pueblo Chieftain - March 28, 1987 - Lila P. Pavlin was born Oct. 15, 1917, and passed away March 25, 1987. Mother of Sandra K. (Carl) Brown. Grandmother of Greg and Jeff Brown. Sister of Carl (Isabel) Keller, Ed (Ruby) Keller, Clyde (Barbara) Keller, Lester (Bonnie) Keller, Violet (Reuben) Reimer and Mildred (Bobby) McDaniel. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, John Pavlin, in 1985. Member of Praise Assembly of God. Services at 1 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Wilson officiating. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to Praise Assembly of God. The family may be contacted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, 2031 Hollywood.

Pavol, Albert J. Jr.
Albert J. Pavol Jr., - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 2004 - Albert J. Pavol Jr., 58, passed away on Feb. 25, 2004. Al was born in Pueblo on April 2, 1945, to Ann (Liptak) and Albert Pavol Sr., who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Mark; and wife, Anne of Golden; and son, David of Pueblo; and mother- and father-in-law, Frank and Catherine Robeda, of Pueblo. Also survived by sister, Betty Lou (Harlan) Miller, Boulder City, Nev.; brother, Richard (Kathy) Pavol, Fort Mojave, Ariz.; brothers-in-law, Frank (Deb) Robeda and Jim (Beth) Robeda; sister-in-law, Nancy (Randy) Baker, all of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Suzanne (Rich) O'Connell, John (LeAnna) Miller, Scott Robeda, Katie Robeda, Kelli Baker, Staci Baker, Jenni Baker, Tony Robeda and Michael Robeda; great-nephew, Stephen Miller; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a wealth of friends. Al was a Right of Way Acquisition Supervisor for Colorado Department of Transportation for 35 years, retiring in 2001. He then began a second career in Right of Way Acquisition at Wilson & Co., Engineering and Architects in Colorado Springs. He held the designation of Senior Right of Way Agent with the International Right of Way Association. Al was an active Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for 13 years. Under his leadership, with the help of many dedicated scouting parents, 14 young men reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Al also was a volunteer on the Frontier Pathways Board of Directors, a member of NRA, Pueblo Municipal Shooters, Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90 and a Eucharistic Minister at Christ the King Church. A special part of his heart will always remain in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Westcliffe at the "Poverty Gulch" cabin he built with his family. At his request, cremation with no viewing. A memorial Mass in celebration of Al's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, Christ the King Church, Bonforte and Horseshoe, with the Rev. Tom Adrians officiating. A reception will follow the Mass in the church hall. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Al's memory.

Pavol, Ann
Ann “Annie” Pavol - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2004 - Ann "Annie" Pavol, 81, passed away March 29, 2004, due to an automobile accident. Preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Joseph Berklich; brother, Tom Berklich; and sister, Katherine "Kay-Kay" Berklich. Survived by her husband, John Pavol; brothers, Jack and Bill Berklich; sister, Mary (Milton) Morrison; and nieces, Evie Hall, Mary (Brad) Zerfas and Susan (Mike) Morrison. Also survived by great-nephews, Zach Zerfas and Michael Jones; and numerous other nephews and nieces. Annie was a graduate of Central High School. She attended business college and served in the U.S. Navy. She also worked at the CF&I Steel Corp., and H&R Block. Her greatest moments were those spent with her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. There will be no viewing. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or have a Mass said in Annie's memory.

Pavol, Catherine J.
Catherine J. Pavol - Pueblo Chieftain - June 16, 1998 - Catherine J. Pavol. Passed away June 14, 1998. Born Aug. 28, 1914, to John and Katherine Mutz. Survived by her husband, Frank A. Pavol- sisters, Mary McCaughey and Helen Jacobs, both of Pueblo- several nieces and nephews and special friend, Debbie Strankman. Preceded in death by parents- sisters, Bertha L. Mutz and Ann Marie Hargis. Catherine was a member of St. Francis Altar Society, St. Francis Parish Eucharistic Ministry, Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, FOE No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary and the Retired Eagles Activity Club. She enjoyed sewing, drawing, golfing and dry fly fishing. Rosary, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, 10 a.m., both at St. Francis Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Pavol, Frank A.
Frank A. Pavol - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2003 - Frank A. Pavol, born Feb. 18, 1911, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 15, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Catherine Pavol. Survived by his brother, John (Ann) Pavol; sister, Mary Glusich, all of Pueblo; as well as several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death also by his parents, Joseph and Mary Pavol; brothers, Joseph and Albert Pavol; and sister, Frances Secora. Mr. Pavol was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church parish. He worked for the CF&I Steel Corp. for 37 years as a foreman in the blast furnace, retiring in 1973. He was a life member of Pueblo Elks Lodge No. 90, Pueblo Aerie Lodge No. 145, and was retired from the Eagles Activity Club. Frank enjoyed dry fly fishing, golfing and bowling. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Pavol, John Andrew
John Andrew Pavol - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2004 - John Andrew Pavol, 82, born June 23, 1922, passed away Sept. 4, 2004. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Sabo); father, Joseph Pavol; sister, Francis Secora; brothers, Joseph, Frank and Albert; nephew, Albert Pavol Jr.; and by his loving wife, Ann (Berklich) Pavol, who passed away March 29, 2004. Survived by his sister, Mary Glusick; nieces, Betty Lou (Harlan) Miller, and Jo Ann (Pavol) Cornwell; nephews, Richard (Kathy) Pavol, Alvin (Rosemary) Glusick and Robert (Carol) Glusick; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a very understanding, grateful, proud and loving husband to Ann for 43 years. He cherished his family and was a caregiver to all, at all times. He will be remembered by all for his smile and happy go lucky attitude. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1944, where his duties sent him to Northern France and Central Europe. His various decorations included the World War II Victory Medal. He returned home and worked for the CF&I Steel Corp. for 42 years and retired in 1983. He was a member of the Pueblo Aerie No. 145 FOE and a life member of the Elk's BPOE No. 90. He loved to work and his house and yard reflected it. If you ever wanted to see the "green, green grass of home" you had to go by Auntie Ann and Uncle John's house. Uncle John liked spending some of his free time in Cripple Creek and Laughlin, Nev., and his pictures detect some jackpots. Well Uncle John, with the kindness you have shown to all and keeping the faith, your jackpot is now with the good and gracious Lord. Viewing, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. The family may be contacted at 122 Fordham Circle.

Pavolasky, Mary
Mary Pavolasky - Pueblo Chieftain - February 12, 2004 - Mary Pavolasky, 87, born June 16, 1916, passed away Feb. 10, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank G. Pavolasky. Survived by her children, Constance (Fred) Stuart, Darla (Donald) McCoy and Mary Ann (Russell) Boice; sister, Helen Hribernik; and grandchildren, Frank Stuart, Cheryl Ann Vincent, Jerrod McCoy, Mary Beth Vaught, Sarah Easton and Rachael Boice. Also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Mary's memory.

Pawless, Carl F.
Carl F. Pawless - Denver Rocky Mountain News - March 09, 2000 - Carl F. Pawless, 67, of Lakewood died Feb. 29. Services were March 3 at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Pawless was born in Walsenburg on Oct. 13, 1932. He married Sherry Pawless, 1980. He served in the Army Reserve. He worked in emergency management for the government. Survivors include his wife; sons Marvin of Florida and Richard of Lakewood; daughters Kay Ehalt of Thornton, Leanne Adelhardt of Arvada, Tara Morgan of California, Tracy of Denver; sister Caroline Miller of Iowa; 13 grandchildren.

Pawlus, Ann B.
Ann B. Pawlus - Pueblo Chieftain - July 08, 1997 - Ann B. Pawlus, age 95, passed away July 6, 1997. Ann was a beautician who spent most of her life in California. She loved music and crafts, especially making paper flowers. She was very devoted to God and the Blessed Mother and endeared herself to all who knew her. She taught us to live life to the fullest with creativity and perseverance. She asked God for his hand and He has embraced her. She is survived by her son, Leonard Pawlus, Pueblo, Colo.- daughter, Dorothy (Bill) Adams, Reno, Nev.- granddaughters, Terry (Chuck) Hicks, Pueblo West, Colo., Janet (Bill) Clay, Woodbridge, Va., Sharon Mobley, Lafayette, Calif.- and grandson, Clifford Adams. Also survived by great-grandsons, Lance Mobley, Lafayette, Calif., and Mike (Karen) Hicks, Pueblo, Colo. Memorial Mass at a later date. Private interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Paxol, Myer
Myer Paxol - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 1930 - Myer Paxon, aged 15, died Thursday at a local hospital. He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. Paxol of Denver. The funeral will take place this afternoon from the Geo. F. McCarthy funeral home. Interment in the North Side cemetery.

Paxton, Tawnya Sue
Tawnya Sue Paxton - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 2004 - Tawnya Sue Paxton (nee Horn) of Miami Township, Ohio, formerly of Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo. Beloved wife of William Floyd Paxton, loving mother of Reyna DeAnne (Eddie) Tracy of Broomfield, Colo. and William Franklin Paxton of Miami Township, Ohio, caring grandmother of Austin, Alexis and Madeline Tracy, dear sister of Randy (Linda) Horn of Lake Conroe, Texas, Gay (Anna) Wilson, Visa (JR) Bales and Questa Price, all of Ponca City, Oklahoma, cherished daughter-in-law of Marjorie Paxton of Scottsbluff, Neb. and the late William Gerald Paxton, devoted sister-in-law of Brad (Laura LaPere) Paxton of Tucson, Ariz., affectionate daughter of the late Frank Jr. and Hattie (nee Thorp) Horn. Tawnya was an amazing woman was the rock and strength of her family. Friday, January 30, 2004, age 53. Services at the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 1668 St. Rt. 28, Goshen, Ohio, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, 2 p.m. where friends will be received from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Memorial donations may be directed to Milford Assembly of God, 1301 SR 131, Milford, OH 44150.

Payne, Belinda
Belinda Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 1998 - Belinda Payne, 78, former San Luis resident, passed away Jan. 12, 1998, at her home in Pueblo. Belinda was born on July 13, 1919, in San Francisco, Colo., the daughter of Santana and Maria Vialpando Padilla. She was united in marriage to Patrick Lee Payne on Jan. 25, 1946, in Pueblo. Belinda was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, cooking, gardening and especially the time she spent with her family. Survived by husband, Patrick Lee Payne, of the family home- daughter, Beverly Payne- sons, Dale Payne, Earl (Pat) Payne and Patrick Payne Jr., all of Pueblo, and Thomas (Ann Margaret) Payne, Denver- sisters, Corrine Navarro, Denver, Rebecca Benton, San Luis, and Elva (Joe) Martinez, Pueblo- brother, Felix Padilla, Widefield- granddaughters, Melinda Payne, Pueblo, and Deanna Payne, Denver. Preceded in death by her parents- sister, Flora Valencia- and brothers, Demetrio and Rupert Padilla. Vigil service with recitation of the rosary and funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Thursday, Sangre de Cristo Church, San Luis. Interment will follow at Sangre de Cristo Cemetery. The family will greet early arrivals at the San Luis Community Center. A reception will follow the interment at Friendship Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.

Payne, Bessie
Bessie Musso Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2001 - Bessie Musso Payne, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Dec. 14, 2001. Born Feb. 25, 1915, to Carl and Agnes (Spoone) Musso. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Henry Musso; sisters, Mary Ciacio and Faye Jackson. Survived by her children, Victor Giadone, Anna (John) Johnson, Joanne (Sidney) Pope and Donna Keen; brothers, Charlie Musso, Tony (Lorraine) Musso, Jack (Joann) Musso and Joe Musso. Also survived by seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, George McCarthy Historic Chapel.

Payne, Dick
Dick Payne – Durango Democrat – November 9, 1902 – He Seriously Offended the Cullud Lady – Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 8 – As a colored woman and colored man were crossing Santa Fe avenue at Second street this evening, they met another negro man, and the woman produced a revolver and shot him dead. The woman is Mrs. Clara Humphries, and the victim is Dick Payne, a saloon porter. Payne had been the lover of the woman and had offended her. She is in jail.

Payne, Dollie E.
Dollie Elizabeth Payne - Huerfano World - March 30, 1989 - Dollie Elizabeth Payne, 83, of Aguilar, died Friday, Mar. 24, 1989, in Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. Born Mar. 15, 1916, in Trinidad she married George W. Payne, May 19, 1937. They ranched in the Aguilar area. Mrs. Payne belonged to the Fire Maids, Iota Phi Sigma sorority of Aguilar, the Gulnare Extension Home Makers and worked for the Senior Citizens of Aguilar. She is survived by three daughters, Marian Roscoe, New York, and Lorraine Shinn and Karen Wark, Colorado Springs; three sons George Payne, Hoehne, Franklin Payne, Aguilar, and Jim Payne, Colorado Springs; 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service was Monday from St. Anthony's Church in Aguilar. Burial was in Aguilar Catholic Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Payne, Estella Mae
Estella Mae Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - July 22, 1987 - Estella Mae Payne, formerly of Pueblo, died July 20, 1987, at a Canon City nursing home. Survived by friends, Ken and Darlene Dallam, Mesa, Ariz., Frank and Elsie Konty, Pueblo, and Joe and Louise Fabyan, Livermore, Calif. Member of Pueblo Divine Science Church, Cactus Rebekah Lodge 24, IOOF (40-year member and secretary for 20 years), Social Star Rebekah 2, IOOF (10 years), Booster Club and DAV Association Auxiliary. Born Feb. 12, 1898, in Hot Springs, Ark. Pueblo resident since 1911. Preceded in death by her husband, Wylie J. Payne, Feb. 24, 1966, and her son, Delvin Eugene Payne, in 1930. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Payne, George Lee
George Lee Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - September 11, 2002 - George Lee Payne, born Aug. 6, 1941, in Albuquerque, N.M., died on Sept. 8, 2002, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. He was born to Lee and Nelda Payne. George Payne was known as a loving husband, father and grandfather; a professional and caring teacher; and a generous and faithful friend. He loved God and served his Lord in a quiet, loving manner. He was an active member and one of the founders of his church, Christian Family Fellowship in Canon City. George served in the U.S. Army in the security agency and spent his tour of duty in Bad Aibling, Germany. He was an Eagle Scout and remained active in the Boy Scouts for many years. He was a longtime teacher in Fremont District RE-1, where he taught for 34 years; most of those years he spent at McKinley school. He celebrated his retirement in May 2002. George loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and spending time with family. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Rayma; three children, David Payne, married to Lori; Julie Pretz, married to Mark; and Russell Payne; his three grandchildren, Sydney, Haley and Nucu; and his brother, John Payne, married to Lora and their three children, Amy, Michelle and Rebecca. George also will be missed by many others, especially his dear friends, Wayne and Pat Heaton, Geoff and Jeanine Ormandy, Charlie and Janet Pell, John and Pat Repar and Ray Plummer. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Christian Family Fellowship in Canon City with Pastor Larry Chell officiating.

Payne, Jerald G.
Jerald G. "Jerry" Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - June 05, 1999 - Jerald G. "Jerry" Payne, 86, beloved husband of LaDell Payne of Pueblo West, passed away June 3, 1999. Jerry was born in Idalia, Colo., March 30, 1913, where he still has many surviving relatives. Moved to Pueblo from Denver January of 1940. Was married to Lillian R. Payne for 51 years. Lillian passed away Dec. 27, 1989. Married LaDell M. Austin of Bountiful, Utah, Feb. 1, 1992.Preceded in death by his mother, Bertha- father, Benjamin W.- brother, Charles- sister, Margaret- and wife, Lillian. Jerry's loving friendship and gratitude to all those who shared in his special life will always be remembered by his surviving wife, LaDell Payne- daughter, Nancy (Dan) Masimer of Canon City- two grandchildren, Katie and Christopher Masimer- brother, Ben H. (Betty) Payne of Abilene, Kan.- as well as numerous relatives, friends and acquaintances. Jerry retired from Merrill Axle and Wheel in 1982 after 42 years of service. He delivered Meals on Wheels for the SRDA. Longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Silver State Masonic Lodge, AF&AM No. 95, Al Kaly Shrine Temple and Elks Lodge, BPOE No. 90. He was a competitive golfer and bowler. will be held Tuesday, June 8, 10 a.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colo., 81005. With Silver State Lodge AF&AM No. 95 and Rose Croix Honors. Private family inurnment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. At Jerry's request, cremation with no viewing. Memorial gifts may be made to the Shriners Hospital in his memory in care of Imperial Funeral Home.

Payne, John A.
John A. Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - February 21, 1957 - John A. Payne suddenly Thursday at his home, 1041 Lake Ave. husband of Minnie M. Payne. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson R. Payne, Walsenburg. Brother of Mrs. Beulah Read, Walsenburg, and Mrs. George Hamlin, Baytown, Tex. Stepfather of Mrs. R. E. Pagnotta, Weston, and Mrs. Orval C. Bucci, Derby, Member of the First Presbyterian Church and member of the choir. Arrangements later.

Payne, Kathleen Sharon
Kathleen Sharon Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 2001 - Kathleen Sharon Payne passed away Dec. 6, 2001, at her home in Rye. Kathy was born Feb. 16, 1951 in Pueblo to Carroll and Lillian Payne and had been a lifelong area resident. She was preceded in death by her parents. Her survivors include her brothers Edward (Carol) Payne of Cañon City and Charles (Dorothy) Payne of Pueblo; nieces and nephews, Jason (Rachel) Johnson, Jessica Payne, Olivia Knee, Bret Kern, and Eric (Inez) Kern; aunts and uncles, Joyce and Earl Payne of Grand Junction, Rosalie and James Fry of Palisade and Harold Sefton of Washington; as well as her cousins, Marty and Dennis Payne of Utah. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. There will be no public viewing or services.

Payne, Lillian M.
Lillian Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2001 - On July 24, 2001, the Lord called home Lillian Payne, to join again the love of her life, Carroll H. Payne, her husband of 51 eventful years. While Carroll served his country in World War II, being wounded and highly decorated, Lillian worked at the old Southern Colorado Power Co. as head cashier/bookkeeper. Even though she enjoyed her career, she left to start and raise her family. Whenever asked, Lillian helped no matter the job. Helping with PTA at school, baking cookies, any fund-raiser, March of Dimes, etc., or helping at the polling stations during elections. Lillian also served her church, Bethel Methodist, teaching Sunday School, helping with every pot-luck supper and fund-raiser there was. Lillian never knew the word NO, or had anything bad to say about anyone, truly an Angel on Earth, she worked hard her whole life. Predeceased by her husband, Carroll, Aug. 13, 1993; her parents; stepfather and uncle; brother, Charles Sefton; and sister Frances Butler. Lillian leaves behind her beloved daughter, Kathleen S. Payne, of the family home; younger brother, Harold Sefton in Oregon; brothers and sisters in-law, Jim and Rosalie Frye, Palisade, Earl and Joyce Payne, Grand Junction; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. Two very cherished granddaughters, Jessica and Olivia; and daughter-in-law, Jackie of California. Most cherished cousins, Ethel Browser, Barbara Browser Black, Wilma Browser, Carrie Black, Betty Stewart, Gilbert Goldtrap and Dorothy Bell Belim, all of Pueblo; very special friend, Sophie Archuleta. There are also two remaining sons, Charles (Dorothy), Ed (Carol), and two step-grandsons, Eric and Brett. Mrs. Payne will lie in state at the mortuary from noon until 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until noon on Monday. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the Rye Home Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Brookside Cemetery in Rye. If there are any donations cared to be made in memory of Lillian, please send to P.A.L. (Pueblo Animal League) in memory of her considerable love of all animals. Lillian will be greatly missed by the ones who do truly love her. The mold was definitely broken after Lillian was made. There will never be another like her.

Payne, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - July 28, 1968 - Mrs. Margaret Payne, 80, Walsenburg, mother of Mrs. Beulah Read, Walsenburg, and Mrs. Ellen Hamlin, Pampa Tex.; sister of Peter Cowan, Westcliffe and niece of Mrs. Annie Pearson, Canon City. Survived also by eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the United Church of Walsenburg. Interment will be held in Masonic Cemetery.

Payne, Minnie
Mrs. Minnie Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - August 13, 1940 - Mrs. Minnie Payne, at hospital Tuesday, Aug. 13. Mother of Mrs. George Bishop of the family ranch home; Mrs. Charley Martin, New Orleans, La.; Miss Alice Payne, Hanodsburg, [Harrodsburg] Ky.; William E. and George B. Payne, Grandmother of two. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Davis Mortuary Chapel.

Payne, Nona Yvonne
Nona Yvonne Payne - Huerfano World – September 14, 2006 – Nona Yvonne Payne, 77, of Aguilar, died Sunday, September 10, 2006. Born March 20, 1929 in Gulnare, she was raised in Trujillo Creek and graduated from Aguilar High School. She later went to college to become a beautician. Her greatest virtue was being an awesome mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey P. Payne; her parents, Charles and Nona Brunelli; her sister, Bernice Rodosevich; niece Debbie Rodosevich and great-nephew Jody Hern. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Frank) Menegatti; four grandchildren, Tina (Jud) Barlow, David (Brandi) Menegatti, Joey Menegatti and April (Craig) Baudino; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Katie, Kollon, Meliegha, Dawson, and Brock; her sister, Dawn (Roland) Crowder, numerous nephews, nieces, great-nieces, nephews and special friends, Kathy, Sandy, and Ida. Cremation with private family service to be held later.

Payne, Patricia Ann
Patricia (Patty) Ann Payne - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home - December 6, 2004 - Patricia (Patty) Ann Payne, 53, passed away November 28th, 2004. She is survived by her daughter Theresa Rose Carty of Colorado Springs; mother Louise George of Walsenburg; sisters Josette Balardetta of Colorado Springs; Donna Howlett of Pueblo; Mary Ortibez of Winter Park; Theresa Camerden of Colorado Springs; and brother Paul George of Walsenburg. Patty enjoyed karate, watching movies, going to church and most of all the company of children. She attended the Police Academy in Trinidad from 1969-1971 and more recently did volunteer work in the area. Honorary pallbearers will be James Camerden, Robert Carty, Gary Garlutzo, Paul George, Bernard Guimont, Robert Philbin, John Raye & Luke Raye. Funeral services will be held at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home on Tuesday December 7th, 2004. The viewing is from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm, with the services at 4:00 pm. There will be a reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local women's shelter: AADA, PO Box 696, Trinidad, 81082 ATTN: Charlene Tortorice or donations given to the family will be passed on to them.

Payne, Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - October 24, 2001 - Patrick Lee Payne, 83, former resident of San Luis, passed away Oct. 23 2001, at home in Pueblo. Patrick was born on December 6, 1917 in Questa, New Mexico, the son of Lee and Refugio Payne. He was united in marriage to Belinda Payne on Jan. 25, 1946, in Pueblo. Patrick retired from Centennial R-1 School District in San Luis. During his 34 years as a teacher and principal, he touched the lives of many. Patrick was proud of his service to his country. He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the army from February 1941 through September 1946, during which time he received several medals and commendations. Patrick enjoyed watching sports, keeping up with current events, gardening. and especially the time he spent with his family. Survived by daughter, Beverly Payne; Sons, Dale Payne, Earl (Patricia) Payne, Patrick Payne Jr., all of Pueblo, and Thomas (Ann Margaret) Payne, Denver; Brother Andrew (Juanita) Payne, Pagosa Springs; Sisters, Ruby Payne, Edna Payne, San Luis, Mary Torrez (Denver)Granddaughters, Melinda Payne, Pueblo, Deanna, Trinity, and Lorena Payne, Denver; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Belinda; his parents; brothers, William and Leroy; sisters, Margaret Payne, Alice Gallegos, and Bessie Choury. Services at Sangre de Cristo Church include Rosary Friday 8:00 pm., funeral mass 1:00 pm. Saturday, Rev. Pat Valdez, celebrant. Internment with military honors will follow at Sangre de Cristo Cemetery. The family will greet early arrivals beginning at 11:30 am. at the San Luis Community Center on Saturday. A reception will follow the internment at Friendship Hall. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, Dr. Rust, Dr. Bryant, and Dr. Sloan. Arrangements Romero Family Funeral Home. Alamosa, Co 719-589-5178

Payne, Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - August 19, 1958 - Robert Nelson Payne died Saturday at his home in Walsenburg. Born in Unionville, Mo., in 1885. Came to Colorado in 1890, lived in Rye area as a boy. Resident of Walsenburg since 1918. Employed by CF&I 32 years. Member of Methodist Church, Walsenburg. Survived by widow, Margaret Payne; two daughters, Mrs. George Hamlin, Baytown, Tex., and Mrs. Beulah Read of Walsenburg; one brother, Ernest Payne, Banning, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services at First Methodist Church, Walsenburg, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg.

Payne, Smith
Smith "Smitty" Payne - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph - September 19, 1995 - Smith "Smitty" Payne, 71, former owner of A-1 Excavating Co., died Sept. 17, 1995, at a local hospital. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, with the Rev. Ginny Bittendorf officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum Garden of Angels. Mr. Payne was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Pauley to Benjamin A. and Sarah Alice (Smith) Payne. He was married Aug. 5, 1945, in Walsenburg to Eva (Cannon) Payne, who lives in Colorado Springs. He also is survived by two daughters, Judy Russell of Littleton and Jeanne Fears of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Thelma Long and Mary Strutton, both of Colorado Springs, and Wilma Vanwey of Florence; and three grandchildren. His two brothers, George B. and Larry A., are deceased. Mr. Payne served overseas in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He had been an area resident since 1938 and graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1942. He was past master of Colorado Springs Masonic Lodge 76 and a member of Pikes Peak Good Sam's Travel Club and Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Ports of Call Travel Club, Colorado City Independent Order of Oddfellows 77, the BPOE 309 and was a square-dance caller for many years. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1600 Race St., Denver 80206.

Payne, Velina B.
Velina B. Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - December 21, 2006 - Velina B. Payne, 30, of Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 1:30 p.m. today, Full Gospel Church, Seventh and Kingston. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Family and friends will be received at Romero's Hall following interment.

Payne, Victor M. Sr.
Victor M. Payne Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 09, 2004 - Victor M. Payne Sr. of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Feb. 5, 2004. Survived by wife, Mina; children, Victor (Darlene) Payne, David Payne, Janias (David) Kotlark. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home. Ustick Donelson Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.

Payne, W. W.
W. W. Payne – Pueblo Colorado Weekly Chieftain – March 1, 1877 – Mr. W. W. Payne, well known to the public as passenger conductor on the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, died of consumption on Sunday. The remains will be sent east by express today. Mr. Payne was a member of the Masonic fraternity and an esteemed member of society. He leaves a bereaved wife who has the sincere sympathies of all our people.

Payne, Wesley A.
Wesley A. Payne - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2000 - Wesley A. Payne, 84, Pueblo, passed away Jan. 20, 2000. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945. Retired District No. 70 school teacher. Survived by special friend, Norma; daughters, Joanne (Sidney) Pope, Pueblo West, and Donna Woolsey-Keen, Pueblo; grandchildren, Stephanie, Joshua and Seth, all of Pueblo; and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Dawn, Haleigh and Graham, all of Pueblo. Family viewing, 10 a.m. Monday, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, both services at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the American Federation of the Blind in memory of Wesley A. Payne or through the funeral home office.

Payolak, Mike
Mike Payolak - Walsenburg World - May 14, 1908 - Died May 10, 1908, Mike Payolak, aged 2 months. Funeral from family home at Rouse.

Pazar, Albert
Albert Pazar - Huerfano World - September 30, 1993 - Funeral Mass was Saturday for Albert R. Pazar, 89, of Walsenburg. Mr. Pazar died Sept. 22, 1993, in Huerfano Medical Center where he had been a patient for a brief time. Born Nov. 14, 1903 in Virden, IL, he came to Walsenburg as a young man. He entered the military service in August, 1942 and returned home to Walsenburg as a captain. Mr. Pazar married Emma Bellotti Feb. 3, 1951. He worked for Huerfano Trading Company and Sporleder Sales Company, then became co-owner of Pazar Wholesale Foods with his brother John. He loved gardening and reading. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge #1086 and American Legion, Unit No. 16. Survivors include his brother, John, Walsenburg; a sister, Emy Robinson, Greeley; an uncle, nephews, a niece and other relatives. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Pazar, Emma A.
Emma Pazar - Huerfano World - October 30, 1986 - Mrs. Emma A. Pazar, 79, of Walsenburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1986, in St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo after a brief illness. Born in Rouse Nov. 21, 1906, she had lived all her life in Huerfano County. She graduated from St. Mary High School at age 18 and the following September began teaching after receiving a certificate from Trinidad Extension Department of Colorado State College of Education at Greeley. In 1943, she received her BA in education from Adams State in Alamosa. She taught nine years in rural schools of the area and then received a contract from old District 4 (now Re-1) to teach fourth grade at Hill and later Washington School. Entering politics in the late 1940s, she served as Huerfano County Treasurer until 1951. She returned to the classroom in 1952, continuing until 1972, having taught for a total of about 35 years. She married Albert R. Pazar Feb. 3, 1951, at St. Mary Church. Active in teaching organizations, she belonged to the NEA, the local Teachers Association and Colorado Education Association. She also was active in St. Mary Church participating in Tabernacle Society and Catholic Daughters of America, of which she had served as Grand Regent; St. Mary Prayer Group, the Oblates of St. Benedict and on St. Mary Cemetery Board. Mrs. Pazar is survived by her husband, Albert R. Pazar, Walsenburg; two sisters, Minnie Ugolini and Barbara Habib and a brother Ernest Bellotti, all of Walsenburg. Rosary for members of the Tabernacle Society and CDA was Friday at Boies Almont Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Pazar, John F.
John F. Pazar - Huerfano World - December 2, 1999 - John F. Pazar, 86, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 23, 1999 at his home after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 8, 1913 in Walsenburg to the late John and Amalia Aibner Pazar, he married Mary E. Bann Sept. 11, 1937. Mr. Pazar, a member of St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus and the BPO Elks, worked for Sporleder Sales Company and in 1957 he became co-owner of Pazar Wholesale Foods Company with his brother, the late Albert Pazar. He retired in 1990. Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the family home in Walsenburg; a son, Bill Pazar, Golden; a daughter, Jeanie Bennetch, Cleona, PA; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a nephew. Funeral mass was from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery. A reception for family and friends was held after the mass and burial.



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